A "Tipping Point" in Libya

Posted by DipNote Bloggers
August 22, 2011
People Celebrate in Libya

President Barack Obama released the following statement on events in Libya:

"Tonight, the momentum against the Qadhafi regime has reached a tipping point. Tripoli is slipping from the grasp of a tyrant. The Qadhafi regime is showing signs of collapsing. The people of Libya are showing that the universal pursuit of dignity and freedom is far stronger than the iron fist of a dictator.

"The surest way for the bloodshed to end is simple: Moammar Qadhafi and his regime need to recognize that their rule has come to an end. Qadhafi needs to acknowledge the reality that he no longer controls Libya. He needs to relinquish power once and for all. Meanwhile, the United States has recognized the Transitional National Council as the legitimate governing authority in Libya. At this pivotal and historic time, the TNC should continue to demonstrate the leadership that is necessary to steer the country through a transition by respecting the rights of the people of Libya, avoiding civilian casualties, protecting the institutions of the Libyan state, and pursuing a transition to democracy that is just and inclusive for all of the people of Libya. A season of conflict must lead to one of peace.

"The future of Libya is now in the hands of the Libyan people. Going forward, the United States will continue to stay in close coordination with the TNC. We will continue to insist that the basic rights of the Libyan people are respected. And we will continue to work with our allies and partners in the international community to protect the people of Libya, and to support a peaceful transition to democracy."

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Bill
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California, USA
August 22, 2011

Bill in California writes:

Will the TNC be better for Libya? We shall see said the Zen master.

many71
August 22, 2011

W.W. writes:

Libya:

...And another country reached freedom and democracy...or got colonized by the west.

either ways there will be less violence

Top N.
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Pennsylvania, USA
August 22, 2011

T.N. in Pennsylvania writes:

Libya came up on the most seached keywords before I saw it on the news. I love top news on google trends.

Gianna P.
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Italy
August 22, 2011

Gianna P. in Italy writes:

... "The future of Libya is now in the hands of the Libyan people" ... When the PALESTINIAN PEOPLE Will HOLD HIS FATE and free themselves from the OPPRRESSIONE of Israel with YOUR Complicity??????????????
STOP TO THE GENOCIDE IN GAZA AND PALESTINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

John P.
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Greece
August 22, 2011

John P. in Greece writes:

@ W.W.

If "West colonization" means less violence, automatically you say: BRAVO ZULU!

So, welcome to 'West" thinking W.W.!

I wish they also read us in Syria...

P.S. Your texts are getting better and better!

fereydoun
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Austria
August 24, 2011

Fereydoun in Austria writes:

when i think of mr.qaddafi i remember a man who once was. children of god in delhi streets. irish republican army support. his anti u.s. and all dreamed of the arab world and arab uprising. today he is in hiding or on the run. this is what unchecked power and undemocratic institution can do to a man.

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