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LIBYA: German Chancellor Angela Merkel calls Kadafi speech 'frightening'

Merkel German Chancellor Angela Merkel described Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi's speech on Tuesday, in which he said he was determined to stay in power, as "very, very frightening" and said he had declared war on his own people.

Merkel told Reuters at a news conference Tuesday that if Kadafi did not stop the violence, she would support sanctions against Libya.

-- Molly Hennessy-Fiske

Photo: German Chancellor Angela Merkel reacts during a news conference after a weekly executive committee meeting in Berlin, Germany on Monday. Credit: Michael Sohn/Associated Press

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Merkel thinks sanctions will work? Mighty Germany wants to slap Kadafi's hands? Take him to the woodshed?

Kadafi's slaughtering his largely unarmed citizens who demand freedom. His military is using heavy weapons against civilians. At least Germany wants sanctions. Where is the outrage in our government? Where are the warships? Right. The same place they were while Egyptians demanded freedom from their U.S.-backed military dictator: intimidating Iran for the world's oil barons.

From a reporter on Al Jezeera, "As one person put it, 'We either die in the streets or die in our homes.'"

Where is America? Where is the UK? Where is the action? Dying people don't need our patronizing words. They need our help.

It's not the fault of the people that this world is in turmoil. It's the catastrophic failure of corrupt leaders and the bankers and other corporate criminals who feed them.

"I don't believe there are any Russians,
And there ain't no Yanks,
Just corporate criminals,
Playing with tanks."

- The Call

Sanction? Really?

I can't understand why UNO dosen't want to send troops to help Libyan people. Khadafi is crasy.

Sanctions?!?! I'm sure Kadafi is really concerned about that.


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