Saturday, April 30, 2011

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Những câu chuyện Di Tản của nhà văn Tiểu Tử

Tường An, thông tín viên RFA
2011-04-30

Hành trình vượt biên được nói nhiều, viết nhiều bởi những ngòi bút hải ngoại, nhưng bên cạnh cuộc vượt biên vĩ đại đó, những hình ảnh của cuộc di tản cũng không kém phần đau thương của người dân Việt Nam hầu như bị bỏ quên.


Nhà văn Tiểu Tử
Photo by Tường An/RFA


Nhà văn Tiểu Tử - hiện đang định cư tại Pháp - là một trong số rất ít những nhà văn đã ghi lại những hình ảnh này để nhớ lại một giai đoạn bi thảm trong hành trình tìm tự do. Thông tín viên Tường An trò chuyện với nhà văn Tiểu Tử và giới thiệu một vài đoản văn của ông về cuộc di tản trước ngày 30 tháng 4 năm 1975. Mời quý vị cùng nghe:


Với lối hành văn mộc mạc của người Nam Bộ, những truyện ngắn của nhà văn Tiểu Tử luôn luôn gây xúc động cho người đọc bằng những hình ảnh rất đơn giản trong cuộc sống hàng ngày: một chiếc nón lá, một tô cháo huyết, một cái quần rách, một bản vọng cổ. Những hình ảnh rất đời thường đó, qua giọng văn của ông đã biến thành những âm điệu quê hương khơi dậy nhiều dòng nước mắt.


Cuộc di tản kinh hoàng


Dân chúng quá sợ cộng sản qua sự kiện Tết Mậu Thân đã bỏ chạy khi thấy các đơn vị quân đội rút khỏi Huế. Photo by Trần Khiêm.

Trong tâm tư người Việt hải ngoại, cuộc vượt biên đánh dấu một đoạn đời không thể quên, tuy nhiên nhà văn Tiểu Tử muốn nhắc cho mọi người nhớ lại một một cuộc hành trình khác không kém phần bi thảm đã xảy ra trên chính quê hương của mình trước ngày 30 tháng 4 năm 75. Đó là cuộc di tản từ miền Trung vào miền Nam, từ làng này sang làng khác của người dân để trốn chiến tranh. Ông cho biết lý do ông chọn đề tài này:


"Mỗi một hình ảnh có một cái đau thương riêng của nó. Hình ảnh di tản là cái đầu tiên hết mà mình thấy, thành ra nó gây xúc động mạnh hơn cái hình ảnh của cuộc hành trình tị nạn. Mặc dù rằng hành trình tị nạn có nhiều cái ví dụ như chết ở dưới biển, bị Thái lan nó hãm hiếp rồi nó chặt đầu….này kia…Cái đó là cái mình thấy sau này. Tức là không phải cũng một lúc mà mình có ngần đấy hành trình tị nạn, nghĩa là, nó rời rạc.


Trong lúc đó, thì cuộc di tản nó ồ ạt, nó nhiều, nó đông và cùng một lúc. Thành ra những cái đau thương của cuộc di tản bị cái ồ ạt đó che lấp đi mình không thấy. Nếu mà mình thấy được, viết ra được tất cả những cái đau thương khổ cực trong lúc di tản. Mình sẽ thấy có nhiều hơn nhiều lắm. Bởi vì, nó đông, cái số người đi di tản cũng một lúc, đông lắm."

Xin mời quý thính giả cùng nghe 1 đoạn tả lại một hình ảnh trong cuộc di tản:


Giữa cầu thang, một bà già, bà mặc quần đen áo túi trắng đầu cột khăn rằn, bà đang bò nặng nhọc lên từng nấc thang. Bà không dáo dác nhìn trước ngó sau hay có cử chỉ tìm kiếm ai, có nghĩa là bà già đó đi một mình. Phía sau bà thiên hạ dồn lên, bị cản trở nên la ó! Thấy vậy, một thanh niên tự động lòn lưng dưới người bà già cõng bà lên, xóc vài cái cho thăng bằng rồi trèo tiếp.


Chuyện chỉ có vậy, nhưng hình ảnh đó đã đeo theo nhà văn Tiểu Tử từ bao nhiêu năm, ông thắc mắc:


"Bà già đó sợ gì mà phải đi di tản? Con cháu bà đâu mà để bà đi một mình? Rồi cuộc đời của bà trong chuỗi ngày còn lại trên xứ định cư ra sao? Còn cậu thanh niên đã làm một cử chỉ đẹp – quá đẹp – bây giờ ở đâu?... Tôi muốn gởi đến người đó lời cám ơn chân thành của tôi, anh ta đã cho tôi thấy cái tình người trên quê hương tôi nó vẫn là như vậy đó, cho dù ở trong một hoàn cảnh xô bồ hỗn tạp như những ngày cuối cùng của tháng tư 1975…"


Những bàn tay nhân ái


Quá sợ cảnh tàn sát của cộng sản trong trận Tết Mậu Thân, người dân bỏ nhà cửa, ruộng đất gồng gánh theo đoàn quân di tản. Photo by Trần Khiêm.

Đàn bà, trẻ con luôn luôn là những mảnh đời lau sậy, yếu đuối trong cơn lốc của chiến tranh, truyện của Tiểu Tử hầu như luôn có những bàn tay nhân ái đưa ra gánh vác những mảnh đời lau sậy này:


Trong luồng người đi như chạy, một người đàn bà còn trẻ mang hai cái xắc trên vai, tay bồng một đứa nhỏ. Chắc đuối sức nên cô ta quị xuống. Đứa nhỏ trong tay cô ta ốm nhom, đang lả người về một bên, tay chân xụi lơ. Người mẹ - chắc là người mẹ, bởi vì chỉ có người mẹ mới ôm đứa con quặt quẹo xấu xí như vậy để cùng đi di tản, và chỉ có người mẹ mới bất chấp cái nhìn bàng quan của thiên hạ mà khóc than thống thiết như vậy - người mẹ tiếp tục van lạy cầu khẩn.


Bỗng, có hai thanh niên mang ba lô đi tới, một anh rờ đầu rờ tay vạch mắt đứa nhỏ. Anh nầy bồng đứa nhỏ úp vào ngực mình rồi vén áo đưa lưng đứa nhỏ cho anh kia xem. Thằng nhỏ ốm đến nỗi cái xương sống lồi lên một đường dài…

Anh thứ hai đã lấy trong túi ra chai dầu, rồi cạo gió bằng miếng thẻ bài của quân đội. Họ bồng đứa nhỏ, vừa chạy về phía cầu thang vừa cạo gió! Người mẹ cố sức đứng lên, xiêu xiêu muốn quị xuống, vừa khóc vừa đưa tay vẫy về hướng đứa con. Một anh lính Mỹ chợt đi qua, vội vã chạy lại đỡ người mẹ, bồng xốc lên đi nhanh nhanh theo hai chàng thanh niên, cây súng anh mang chéo trên lưng lắc la lắc lư theo từng nhịp bước….


Hình ảnh người Mẹ lúp xúp chạy theo đứa con sắp chết của mình trong tay một người xa lạ, Hình ảnh ấy, mặc dù đã hơn ba mươi năm, nhưng khi viết lại câu chuyện này, nhà văn Tiểu Tử vẫn:


"Cầu nguyện cho mẹ con thằng nhỏ được tai qua nạn khỏi, cầu nguyện cho hai anh thanh niên có một cuộc sống an vui tương xứng với nghĩa cử cao đẹp mà hai anh đã làm. Bây giờ, tôi nhìn mấy anh lính Mỹ với cái nhìn có thiện cảm!"


Quê hương xa rồi


Mọi người đổ xô ra biển để theo tàu vào Đà Nẵng. Photo by Trần Khiêm.

Cái nón lá, hình ảnh mộc mạc, thân quen đến độ người ta không còn nhớ đến nó, không để ý đến nó. Nhưng trong giờ phút chia lìa, nó bỗng trở thành một cái gì gắn bó, một cái gì thân thuộc mà nếu rời xa, người ta tưởng chừng như xa cả quê hương:


Cũng trên chiếc cầu thang dẫn lên tàu, một người đàn ông tay ôm bao đồ to trước ngực, cõng một bà già tóc bạc phếu lất phất bay theo từng cơn gió sông. Bà già ốm nhom, mặc quần đen áo bà ba màu cốt trầu, tay trái ôm cổ người đàn ông, tay mặt cầm cái nón lá. Bà nép má trái lên vai người đàn ông, nét mặt rất bình thản của bà, trái ngược hẳn với sự thất thanh sợ hãi ở chung quanh!


Lên gần đến bong tàu, bỗng bà già vuột tay làm rơi cái nón lá. Bà chồm người ra, hốt hoảng nhìn theo cái nón đang lộn qua chao lại trước khi mất hút về phía dưới. Rồi bà bật khóc thảm thiết…


Bà già đó chắc đã quyết định bỏ hết để ra đi. Yên chí ra đi, vì bà mang theo một vật mà bà xem là quí giá nhứt, bởi nó quá gần gũi với cuộc đời của bà:


"Đó là cái nón lá! Đến khi mất nó, có lẽ bà mới cảm nhận được rằng bà thật sự mất tất cả. Cái nón lá đã chứa đựng cả bầu trời quê hương của bà, hỏi sao bà không xót xa đau khổ? Tôi hy vọng, về sau trên xứ sở tạm dung, bà mua được một cái nón lá để mỗi lần đội lên bà sống lại với vài ba kỷ niệm nào đó, ở một góc trời nào đó của quê hương…"


Những cuộc chia tay xé lòng


Dân chúng quá sợ cộng sản qua sự kiện Tết Mậu Thân đã bỏ chạy khi thấy các đơn vị quân đội rút khỏi Huế. Photo by Trần Khiêm.

Ngòi bút của ông trải dài qua nhiều đoạn đời bi thảm của cuộc di tản, nhưng hình ảnh thương tâm nhất đã ở lại mãi trong tâm hồn ông là cảnh chia tay xé lòng của hai cha con trên một bến tàu, cuộc chia tay không có tiếng còi tàu hú dài, cũng không có cả một lời từ biệt mà cả cha lẫn con đều biết là sẽ không có ngày gặp lại, nhà văn Tiểu Tử chia sẻ:


"Cái hình ảnh làm tôi xúc động nhất có lẽ là cái hình ảnh mà thằng nhỏ mà Cha nó dẫn đi ra bến tàu. Cầu tàu kéo lên rồi Cha nó lạy lục những người trên tàu. Những người trên tàu thòng xuống cái sợi dây. Người Cha nắm được cái sợi dây cột ngang eo ếch của thằng con, rồi ra dấu cho ở trên kéo thằng con lên.


Thằng con không khóc, không giãy dụa. Nó nghiêng người nhìn xuống cái người đứng ở dưới, lúc đó tôi mới đoán ra cái người đứng ở dưới là Cha của nó. Người đứng ở dưới ra dấu "đi đi, đi đi". Rồi tự nhiên tôi thấy ông già đó úp mặt vô hai tay khóc nức nở, tôi thấy tôi cũng ứa nước mắt.

Bên cạnh ông là một thằng nhỏ cỡ chín mười tuổi, nép vào chân của ông, mặt mày ngơ ngác. Người đàn ông chắp tay hướng lên trên xá xá nhiều lần như van lạy người trên tàu. Bỗng trên tàu thòng xuống một sợi thừng, đầu dây đong đưa. Mấy người bên dưới tranh nhau chụp. Người đàn ông nắm được, vội vã cột ngang eo ếch thằng nhỏ. Thằng nhỏ được từ từ kéo lên, tòn teng dọc theo hông tàu, hai tay nắm chặt sợi dây, ráng nghiêng người qua một bên để cúi đầu nhìn xuống. Người đàn ông ngước nhìn theo, đưa tay ra dấu như muốn nói: "Đi, đi! Đi, đi!". Rồi, mặt ông bỗng nhăn nhúm lại, ông úp mặt vào hai tay khóc ngất! Không có tiếng còi tàu hụ buồn thê thiết khi lìa bến, nhưng sao tôi cũng nghe ứa nước mắt!


Không biết thằng nhỏ đó –bây giờ cũng đã trên bốn mươi tuổi -- ở đâu? Cha con nó có gặp lại nhau không? Nếu nó còn mạnh giỏi, tôi xin Ơn Trên xui khiến cho nó đọc được mấy dòng nầy."


Bên cạnh nghề chính là một kỷ sư hóa học. Nhà văn Tiểu Tử, với trên dưới 30 truyện ngắn ở hải ngoại đã cùng với Lê Xuyên, Bình Nguyên Lộc, Nguyễn Ngọc Tư đưa văn học miền Nam đến với người đọc bằng ngôn ngữ bình dị mà thắm thiết, lắt léo mà bao dung, đơn sơ nhưng chan hòa tình cảm.

Hết trích .

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Trước hết xin được cám ơn thông tín viên Tường An đã có bài viết này, như một Món Quà Quý mà conbenho đã nhận được trong Ngày Quốc Hận 30-4-2011, Ngày đánh dấu 36 Năm Mất Nước vào tay Việt gian cộng sản VN, xin được lưu lại đây như một kỹ niệm trong Ngày Quốc Hận, cũng như những cảm nghĩ bất chợt rất lạ lùng, không biết phải diễn tả như thế nào, nhưng conbenho cố gắng với những chữ nghĩa ít oi mộc mạc, thô thiển của mình, tập viết.

Bày tỏ, diễn tả suy nghĩ, cảm xúc của mình qua chữ viết, có thể dễ dàng với nhiều người, nhưng với conbenho là điều không dễ dàng hay đơn giản bởi vốn liếng chữ nghĩa trong hành trang cuộc đời với "Cơm Cha, Áo Mẹ, Chữ Thầy" như ai đó đã từng "nôm na", cùng với "Ơn Đời" quả là vô tận mà sự đền đáp của bản thân mình vốn lại quá nhỏ nhoi, nghèo nàn, nhưng cũng cố gắng, mỗi ngay cố gắng học thêm vài chữ, với hy vọng có thể "diễn tả" được phần nào những điều trong tim, trong óc của mình ..

Ở đây, conbenho không muốn đề cập tới những nhà văn mà Tường An đã đề cập tới trong phần kết luận của Tường An, điều này cũng dễ hiểu bởi bản thân không biết nhiều về họ, cũng như không biết những nhà văn đó có thật sự đã " .. đưa văn học miền Nam đến với người đọc bằng ngôn ngữ bình dị mà thắm thiết, lắt léo mà bao dung, đơn sơ nhưng chan hòa tình cảm." như Tường An đã viết hay không, trong đó có cả nhà văn Tiểu Tử .

Điều nhỏ nhoi muốn chia sẻ ở đây là những hình ảnh được kèm theo các "tiểu đề" được nêu trong bài viết .

Cách đây khá lâu, conbenho có đọc một bài viết cũng của nhà văn Tiểu Tử, nói về cuộc sống chia ly của hai vợ chồng sau Ngày Mất Nước, Ngày Quốc Hận 30-4-1975 . Nếu conbenho nhớ không lầm, người chồng đã thóat được và định cư tại Pháp, còn người vợ thì kẹt lại quê nhà và bao năm phải cam chịu những cảnh đời trái ngang, cay đắng, nhọc nhằn .. dưới chế độ xuống hàng chó ngựa của bè lũ phản quốc CƯỚP NƯỚC diệt chủng BÁN NƯỚC csVN .

Đọc bài viết đó đã lâu, conbenho không nhớ từng chi tiết, lại cảm thấy vô cùng xúc động khi đọc bài viết trên của Tường An, vì chợt nhớ, ngay trong Ngày Quốc Hận 30-4-2011, một câu chuyện chia ly và đòan tụ, rồi lại phải vĩnh viễn chia ly .. đầy yêu thương, đau khổ và cũng đầy Hạnh Phúc và xót xa, ngậm ngùi.. .

Chỉ có bấy nhiêu thôi để có thể chia sẻ cùng các anh chị về một câu chuyện chứa đựng "rất nhiều", đã cho conbenho nhiều lắm những cảm nghĩ trong lòng, xin ghi lại vài dòng thô thiển cùng các anh chị với kết cuộc của câu chuyện, nếu các anh chị đọc chia sẻ nhỏ nhoi này của conbenho, khi có dịp, tìm đọc bài viết đó, bài viết mà trong trí nhớ của conbenho vẫn còn ghi rõ dòng chữ ở cuối bài " Mùa thu đó, lá rụng thật nhiều ." cùng những Giọt Nước trong ..

Sau Ngày Quốc Hận 30 Tháng 4 Năm 1975, trên quê hương VN ngàn đời yêu dấu của chúng ta, có lẽ Lá không chỉ rụng vào mỗi mùa Thu ..



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Libya's Gaddafi ready for ceasefire, refuses to leave

Libya's Gaddafi ready for ceasefire, refuses to leave

Updated Sat Apr 30, 2011 3:36pm AEST


Moamar Gaddafi says he has no intention of stepping down or leaving Libya. (Reuters: Max Rossi, file photo)

Libyan leader Moamar Gaddafi has called for negotiations with NATO to stop the coalition's air strikes against his country.

Speaking live on late-night television, Mr Gaddafi said he was ready for a ceasefire provided it was accepted by all sides.

Previous such offers by the Libyan government have either not been implemented or were soon broken.

In the 80-minute speech, Mr Gaddafi said he did not intend to step down or leave the country and that Libyans could solve their own problems.

"(Libya) is ready until now to enter a ceasefire ... but a ceasefire cannot be from one side," Mr Gaddafi said, speaking from behind a desk and aided by reams of papers covered in what appeared to be hand-written notes.

"We were the first to welcome a ceasefire and we were the first to accept a ceasefire ... but the crusader NATO attack has not stopped," he said.

"The gate to peace is open."

Poorly armed and trained rebel groups have been fighting since mid-February to end Mr Gaddafi's 41-year rule.

NATO forces say a United Nations resolution allows them to attack government positions to protect civilians; but the support has not brought the swift fall of Mr Gaddafi some expected.

Mr Gaddafi said the NATO airstrikes and naval patrols went beyond the United Nations mandate and urged Russia, China and friendly African and Latin American countries to press the Security Council to take a fresh look at the resolution.

Mr Gaddafi said the strikes and sanctions were affecting civilians and were destroying the country's infrastructure.

In a marked contrast to previous speeches, where he called the rebels "rats" and promised to track them down house by house, Mr Gaddafi urged the rebels to lay down their weapons and said Libyans should not be fighting each other.

He blamed the rebellion on mercenaries and foreigners.

"We cannot fight each other," he said. "We are one family."

Mr Gaddafi denied mass attacks on civilians and challenged NATO to find him 1,000 people who had been killed in the conflict.

"We did not attack them or cross the sea ... why are they attacking us?" asked Mr Gaddafi, referring to European countries involved in the air strikes.

"Let us negotiate with you, the countries that attack us. Let us negotiate."

If NATO powers were not interested in talks, however, the Libyan people would not surrender and were willing to die resisting what he called its "terrorist" attacks.

He warned NATO that its forces would die if it invaded by land.

"Either freedom or death. No surrender. No fear. No departure," he said.

Speaking three months after former Tunisian president Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali fled the North African country after weeks of protests, Mr Gaddafi said no one had the right to force him out.

"I'm not leaving my country," he said.

"No one can force me to leave my country and no one can tell me not to fight for my country."

After the broadcast, state television said NATO warplanes had bombed a site in the Libyan capital Tripoli next to the television building during Mr Gaddafi's address.

"A building adjacent to the Jamahiriya building was bombed during the broadcast of Moamar Gaddafi's speech and that implies a target on the leader of the revolution himself," the television said after Mr Gaddafi had finished speaking.

NATO meanwhile has accused pro-Gaddafi forces of laying mines off the coast of the besieged rebel-held city of Misrata.

A senior NATO official says the practice is against international law.

- ABC/Reuters

Tags: unrest-conflict-and-war, libya

First posted Sat Apr 30, 2011 1:37pm AEST



WORLD_ US. imposes sanctions on Syria’s intelligence service, security officials


View Photo Gallery — Tens of thousands of people are taking part in the uprising against Bashar al-Assad’s regime.

By Joby Warrick and Liz Sly, Published: April 30

The Obama administration slapped sanctions on three Syrian officials and Syria’s intelligence service on Friday in what was described as a warning shot against President Bashar al-
Assad’s government after weeks of steadily worsening violence against protesters.

The measures targeting key members of Assad’s security apparatus came amid reports of dozens more deaths across the country as Syrians rallied in several cities — including, for the first time, in large numbers in Damascus, the capital — for a national “Day of Rage” denouncing government brutality.

Tens of thousands of Syrians poured out of mosques and into the streets after Friday prayers for what appeared to be the biggest demonstrations yet in the country. The large turnout, after days of deadly clashes, suggests that the will of the protesters remains unbroken despite the government’s stepped-up efforts to crush the uprising.

Human rights groups said that at least 48 people were killed nationwide when troops opened fire on demonstrators on Friday. Fifteen of them were killed outside the southern town of Daraa, the epicenter of the protests and a rallying point for the uprising after civilians there were besieged by army tanks on Monday.

The Obama administration, facing pressure at home and abroad to act against the Assad regime, announced that it was freezing the assets of Syria’s intelligence service and its director, Ali Mamluk, as well as those of Maher al-Assad, the president’s brother and a brigade commander in Syria’s 4th Armored Division. White House officials said the army unit and the intelligence agency played leading roles in the violent attacks that have killed hundreds of people since March 16.

The administration also announced sanctions on Atif Najib, the president’s cousin and a political operative in Daraa province, and on Iran’s Quds Force, a paramilitary division of that country’s Revolutionary Guard Corps. A Treasury Department statement announcing the sanctions accused the Iranian group of providing material support to the Syrian intelligence service in the crackdown.

U.S. officials made clear that the sanctions were intended to pressure Assad to halt the violence. The presidential order authorizing the economic penalties also permits the administration to add the names of any Syrian government officials who participated in the attacks on protesters or were “complicit” in them.

“This sharpens the choice for Syrian leaders who are involved in the decisions,” Jake Sullivan, the State Department’s director of policy planning, told reporters shortly after the sanctions were announced.

Another administration official familiar with internal discussions about Syria policy added: “If this continues, Assad could be next.”

Few diplomatic options

The White House has been frustrated by a lack of diplomatic options in dealing with Syria, a country that is barred from most trade with the United States and is labeled a terrorist-sponsoring nation by the State Department. Washington continues to maintain formal diplomatic ties with Damascus, and the administration has not called on Assad to step down, as it did in the case of Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi and now-deposed Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.


Đừng nghe những gì bọn cầm quyền ĐỘC TÀI nói, hãy Nhìn kỹ những gì bọn cầm quyền ĐỘC TÀI làm .


Trích:

Gaddafi calls for ceasefire as NATO strikes Tripoli

By Simon Denyer and Leila Fadel, Updated: Saturday, April 30, 9:13 PM

TRIPOLI, LIBYA - Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi called for a ceasefire and negotiations with NATO Saturday but refused to surrender power, as alliance warplanes struck a government complex in the capital.

In a rambling address on state television which began around 2:30 a.m. and lasted 80 minutes, Gaddafi appeared both calm and defiant, describing military intervention by NATO, designed to protect civilians from his regime, as a massacre.

In Brussels, a NATO official told the Associated Press the alliance needed “to see not words but actions,” and that NATO would keep up the pressure until the U.N. Security Council mandate to protect Libyan civilians was fulfilled. Rebels also rejected Gaddafi’s offer of a ceasefire as “lies.”

“The gate to peace is open,” Gaddafi said, sitting behind a desk and occasionally glancing at copious hand-written notes. “You are the aggressors. We will negotiate with you. Come, France, Italy, U.K., America, come, we will negotiate with you.

“Why are you attacking us? Why are you killing our children? Why are you destroying our infrastructure?" he asked, while denying his forces had killed Libyan civilians.

As he spoke, NATO warplanes attacked government buildings close to the television center in Tripoli in what the Libyan government described as an attempt to kill Gaddafi. The TV images briefly went black on three occasions but the signal was quickly restored and Gaddafi, speaking from an undisclosed location, carried on without interruption. The TV center was not damaged.

The Libyan leader, who has ruled for more than four decades, said he would negotiate and uphold a ceasefire if NATO “stopped its planes.” But even as he made the offer he appeared to dismiss the possibility, describing his enemies as al-Qaeda operatives who did not understand what a truce meant.

He also refused to step down or leave the country as the rebels and the leaders of the United States, Britain and France demand.

"I'm not leaving my country," Gaddafi said. "No one can force me to leave my country and no one can tell me not to fight for my country

In Benghazi, the de facto capital of the opposition east, Gaddafi's speech was dismissed as more lies from a leader who has repeatedly promised ceasefires while continuing to attack.

"There is very little credibility left in what he says," said Jalal el Gallal, a rebel spokesman. "The bottom line is there is no more time for compromise with a liar and there is no solution that includes him or his family members."

On Friday evening, the Libyan government threatened to attack ships carrying humanitarian aid into Misurata, on the same day that NATO said it had intercepted Libyan government vessels trying to lay anti-ship mines in the harbor.

Libya’s government says the port, which it has repeatedly shelled, is also being used by the rebels to deliver arms and “terrorists” to Misurata, but NATO described the attempt to lay mines as Gaddafi “trying to completely ignore humanitarian law.”

Hundreds of people have died in the siege of Misurata from indiscriminate government shelling of residential areas. On Friday, the Libyan army used tanks to fire on the city, killing 15 people and wounding more than 50 more, said Aiman Abu Shahma, a member of the city’s medical council.

In Tripoli, reporters were shown the damage apparently inflicted by three NATO missiles on a complex of colonial Italian buildings by the coast.

One had apparently missed its mark, creating a huge crater in the sidewalk, while the others struck buildings identified by officials as housing offices of parliamentary staff and a commission for women and children. A policeman said three people were wounded, one seriously.

Gaddafi has made sporadic appearances since the start of the revolt against him on Feb. 17, mainly to dispel rumors he had fled, to declare how much support he commands in Libya or to demonstrate his defiance.

Sitting in front of a painting of tribal horsemen, he spoke on the anniversary of a famous battle near his hometown of Sirte against the Italian occupation 96 years ago, a battle he says his grandfather was killed in.

He described young rebels as children “tricked” by NATO, and promised to reward them if they lay down their weapons.

"When Libya returns as it was before this conspiracy, you'll take cars,” he promised. “The money will come to you."

Fadel reported from Benghazi.

Hết trích .

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Đừng nghe những gì bọn cầm quyền ĐỘC TÀI nói, hãy nhìn kỹ những gì bọn cầm quyền ĐỘC TÀI làm .

Trong suốt 42 năm cầm quyền với chủ trương ĐỘC TÀI tàn bạo, cụ thể là những hành vi giết dân gần đây của Gadhafi, dân Libya thừa hiểu những dối trá lừa bịp của hắn với những cái gọi là "promise" .

Đối với người dân VN bị MẤT NƯỚC, càng không bao giờ quên câu nói để đời của Cố Tổng Thống Nguyễn Văn Thiệu : Đừng nghe những gì cộng sản nói, Hãy nhìn kỹ những gì cộng sản làm .

Với Việt gian csVN thì sự láo khoét, vô sỉ, mất dạy, dối trá, bẩn thỉu, VÔ LUÂN, THÂM ĐỘC TÀN BẠO .. vượt xa bất cứ thằng cộng sản nào của các nước cộng sản trên thế giới .

Đã 36 năm bị MẤT NƯỚC vào tay cái đảng chó đẻ csVN, với những gì chúng nó đã làm cho dân tộc Việt và trên đất nước Việt, chỉ có thằng NGU mới nói việt cộng tốt, chỉ có thằng dốt mới nói việt cộng ngu .

Những người còn quan tâm đến sự tồn vong của giang sơn Việt mà Tiền Nhân đã mấy ngàn năm gầy dựng, cũng như sự Tự Tồn của nòi giống Việt, hãy phải nhìn vào SỰ THẬT, hãy biết tự trọng, hãy tự soi gương chính mình, tìm hiểu tại sao chúng ta bị MẤT NƯỚC vào tay bè lũ Việt gian phản quốc CƯỚP NƯỚC diệt chủng BÁN NƯỚC csVN .

Hôm nay, Ngày Quốc Hận 36 năm bị MẤT NƯỚC, hơn lúc nào hết người dân VN phải tự soi gương, phải tự mình nhận lấy trách nhiệm của một con dân nước Việt .

Ngày nào bè lũ phản quốc bán nước ĐỘC tài ĐỘC đảng csVN còn nhởn nhơ chà đạp, đè đầu cỡi cổ dân Việt, rước ngọai bang về thờ, lăng nhục Tiền Nhân Việt và tiếp tục ngang nhiên bán nước Việt, buôn dân Việt, hủy diệt văn hóa Việt .. , ngày đó bất cứ một người dân Việt nào dù ở đâu trên thế giới, còn chút liêm sỉ cũng phải biết xấu hổ, nhục nhã . Không những thế, càng trơ trẽn, lố bịch hơn nếu cứ mở miệng ra là "tự hào" "khôn ngoan" khi vẫn còn để những "thằng ngu việt cộng" CƯỚP NƯỚC, BÁN NƯỚC và nô lệ giống nòi .



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Latest News_Libya: NATO Strikes Near TV Station During Gadhafi Speech

Libya: NATO Strikes Near TV Station During Gadhafi Speech

Libyan leaders vows again not to step down

VOA News April 30, 2011


A man passes graffiti caricatures related to Moammar Gadhafi and Brega, during a funeral in Benghazi, April 19, 2011

Libya says NATO air forces bombed a site near the national broadcast offices early Saturday while Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi was inside delivering an address to the nation.

The government says the bombing shows allied forces are specifically targeting Mr. Gadhafi.

In an hour-and-a-half long televised speech, the Libyan leader vowed he would not step down from power.

He also addressed NATO countries involved in airstrikes in Libya, calling on them to negotiate an end to the conflict and to stop the bombings.

Libya's conflict spilled beyond its borders Friday, as forces loyal to Mr. Gadhafi clashed with Tunisian soldiers after chasing rebel fighters across the frontier.

The incursion drew a sharp reaction from Tunisian authorities, who summoned Libya's ambassador to protest.

Libyan pro-government forces have been trying to reclaim the border crossing, in the western Wazin region, which was seized by rebels last week.

Meanwhile, NATO says its warships intercepted pro-Gadhafi forces laying anti-ship mines in the harbor of the western, rebel-held city Misrata. NATO warned Misrata port authorities, who closed the facility, forcing the cancellation of the arrival of two aid ships.

The port is the only lifeline for the city of 300,000, which has been under siege for two months.

NATO operations commander Brigadier Rob Weighill said the alliance intercepted several small boats Friday. He said the incident shows what he called Mr. Gadhafi's complete disregard for international law by trying to keep humanitarian aid from being delivered to civilians.



WORLD_Libyan leader offers negotiations with NATO powers as air strikes hit government complex

World Breaking News
The Canadian Press - ONLINE EDITION

Libyan leader offers negotiations with NATO powers as air strikes hit government complex

By: Karin Laub, The Associated Press

Posted: 04/30/2011 3:59 AM

TRIPOLI, Libya - Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi called for a cease-fire and negotiations with NATO powers in a live speech on state TV early Saturday, just as NATO bombs struck a government complex in the Libyan capital.

The targeted compound included the state television building and a Libyan official alleged the strikes were meant to kill Gadhafi. However, the TV building was not damaged and Gadhafi spoke from an undisclosed location.

Since the start of the uprising against him in February, Gadhafi has made only infrequent public appearances.

In his rambling pre-dawn speech which lasted for more than an hour, he appeared both subdued and defiant, repeatedly pausing as he flipped through handwritten notes.

"The door to peace is open," Gadhafi said, sitting behind a desk. "You are the aggressors. We will negotiate with you. Come, France, Italy, U.K., America, come, we will negotiate with you. Why are you attacking us?"

He said Libyans have the right to choose their own political system, but not under the threat of NATO bombings.

Rebel leaders have said they will only lay down their arms and begin talks on Libya's future after Gadhafi and his sons, some of whom hold powerful positions in the country, step aside. Gadhafi has repeatedly refused to resign.

Saturday's pre-dawn air strikes targeted a government complex, and reporters visiting the scene were told the two damaged buildings housed a commission for women and children and offices of parliamentary staff.

One of at least three bombs or missiles knocked down a huge part of a two-story Italian-style building. In another building, doors were blown out and ceiling tiles dropped to the ground. One missile hit the street outside the attorney general's office, twisting a lamppost and gouging out a crater.

A policeman said three people were wounded, one seriously.

In his speech, Gadhafi lamented the air strikes, which began in mid-March under a U.N. mandate to protect Libyan civilians. The strikes have mainly hit Libyan military targets, but three did have hit Gadhafi's residential compound.

"Why are you killing our children? Why are you destroying our infrastructure," Gadhafi said Saturday, while denying that his forces had killed Libyan civilians. Even as he called for a cease-fire, he appeared to dismiss the possibility of one, saying his enemies were al-Qaida operatives who did not understand what a truce meant.

He promised the young rebels fighting his regime that if they gave up their guns, he would give them cars and money, saying they were children "tricked" by NATO promises.

"When Libya returns as it was, before this conspiracy, you'll take cars...the money will come to you!" he vowed.

A TV transition tower stood near the buildings struck Saturday. During Gadhafi's speech, which began around 2:30 a.m.. the TV screen went dark three times, but he completed his address.

Moussa Ibrahim, a government spokesman, denounced the strikes as a crime and alleged they were meant to kill Gadhafi. "We believe the target was the leader," he said.

He said it had been announced earlier that Gadhafi would be speaking live. Coalition forces "thought he was speaking adjacent to the Libyan broadcasting centre," Ibrahim said.

Just hours earlier, however, government forces shelled the besieged rebel city of Misrata, killing 15 people, including a 9-year-old boy, hospital doctors said. The city of 300,000 is the main rebel stronghold in western Libya and has been under siege for two months.

The port is Misrata's only lifeline. On Friday, NATO foiled attempts by regime loyalists to close the only access route to Misrata, intercepting boats that were laying anti-ship mines in the waters around the port.

The regime signalled Friday that it is trying to block access to Misrata by sea.

Moussa Ibrahim, the Libyan government spokesman, said he was unaware of the attempted mine-laying. However, he said the government is trying to prevent weapons shipments from reaching the rebels by sea. Asked whether aid vessels would also be blocked, he said any aid shipments must be co-ordinated with the authorities and should preferably come overland.

Gadhafi's forces have repeatedly shelled the port area and his ground troops are deployed on the outskirts of Misrata, after having been driven out of the downtown area by the rebels last week.

With the rebels holding much of eastern Libya, Gadhafi needs to consolidate his hold over the western half, including Misrata and a mountainous region on the border with Tunisia.

On Friday, fighting between rebels and regime loyalists over a key border crossing spilled over into Tunisia, drawing a sharp rebuke by Tunisian authorities. The Foreign Ministry summoned Libya's ambassador to convey its "most vigorous protests" for the "serious violations" at the Dhuheiba border area Thursday and Friday, a ministry statement said.

The crossing is a strategic lifeline for Libya's western Nafusa mountain area where members of the ethnic Berber minority — who have complained of systematic discrimination by the regime — have been fighting the Gadhafi's forces for several weeks.

Elements of Libyan government forces crossed the border following the fighting with the rebels, prompting the Tunisia army to mount searches for them in the frontier town Dhuheiba.

At one point Friday, 15 Libyan military vehicles, carrying troops armed with anti-aircraft guns and rocket launchers, were spotted in Dhuheiba. Town resident Mohammed Hedia said local civilians and the families of Libyan rebels who had been staying there set upon the Gadhafi troops, creating a "chaotic situation."

The Tunisian news agency, citing military officials, said dozens of Libyan troops and rebel fighters were killed in the two-day battle over the Dhuheiba crossing which ended with rebels regaining control Friday, after Libyan forces held it for a day.

Thousands of residents of the mountain area have fled to Dhuheiba and other Tunisian border towns. TAP said thousands more Libyan refugees streamed into Tunisian overnight.


Friday, April 29, 2011

30-4-1975_30-4-2011 QUỐC HẬN 36 năm MẤT NƯỚC vào tay giặc cộng

30-4-1975 NGÀY QUỐC HẬN

VINH DANH QUÂN LỰC VIỆT NAM CỘNG HÒA

Thành Kính Tưởng Niệm và Vinh Danh Quân Dân Cán Chính Miền Nam Việt Nam đã hy sinh trong Cuộc Chiến CHỐNG cộng sản xâm lược cho Nền TỰ DO của VNCH nói riêng và cho Tổ Quốc VN KHÔNG cộng sản nói chung .

Người Việt Nam ơi !

Hãy ĐỒNG LỌAT ĐỨNG LÊN xuống đường LẬT ĐỔ bè lũ ĐỘC tài ĐỘC đảng phản quốc CƯỚP NƯỚC diệt chủng BÁN NƯỚC csVN!


QUỐC HẬN 36 năm MẤT NƯỚC vào tay giặc cộng .


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conbenho
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30042011

___________
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Bao che, dung dưỡng TỘI ÁC là đồng lõa với TỘI ÁC

LẬT ĐỔ bạo chúa, XÂY nền TỰ DO .


"Cả thế giới" đang coi đám cưới
Của hoàng gia lộng lẫy uy nghi
Dưới đáy thế giới xa hoa
Là dân "third world" đang lê la cười !

Cười uất hận cười tuôn máu mắt
Cười rớt răng cười thắt ruột gan
Cười loại người- thú gian tham
Cười loài điếm miệng lưu manh độc tài

Cười phanh xác giữa đường giữa phố
Cười phơi thây giữa núi giữa non
Cười trong bụng mẹ chưa khôn
Cười ngoài xác bố chửa tròn âm ba

Cười giữa ngục tù gông, xiềng , xích
Cười giữa rừng độc thú kinh thiên
Cười trong tiếng nấc miên trường
Cười trong tiếng thét oan khiên nghẹn ngào

Cười tan thống hận trào dâng đất
Cười tắt đau thuơng vọng ngất trời
Cười khinh dã thú man khai
Cười nhờn bạo lực độc tài thú tân

Cười tràn thế giới quyền ngân
Cười tan nô lệ dân bần, dân đen

Tháng Tư ba mươi sáu năm liền
Cười dân "third world" triền miên cúi đầu

NHÂN QUYỀN, sao phải khẩn cầu
TỰ DO, sao phải khấu đầu van xin ?

Nào, dân "Third World" ! ĐỨNG LÊN ! .
Hãy cùng LẬT ĐỔ độc tôn độc tài .
Nào, dân "Third World" ! ĐỨNG LÊN !
LẬT ĐỔ bạo chúa, xây nền TỰ DO .

TỰ DO không phải cúi đầu van xin mà có .

(Vài dòng cảm nghĩ khi đọc tin tức trên Internet, đêm 29-4-2011, bên cạnh những tin tức về đám cưới từ "Hoàng gia Anh", những tin tức khác về những Cuộc Nổi Dậy làm Cách Mạng LẬT ĐỔ cầm quyền độc tài của Bắc Phi và Trung Đông .. )


(Soi Dòng Sông Chữ Thấy Mù Tâm .. )



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Thursday, April 28, 2011

AFRICA_Libya: Tunisia indignant over border clashes

29 April 2011 Last updated at 02:06 GMT
Libya: Tunisia indignant over border clashes


Thousands have fled fighting near the border between Libya and Tunisia

Tunisia has condemned a violation of its territory after fighting between Libyan rebels and forces loyal to Colonel Muammar Gaddafi spilled over the border.

Tunisia said it had informed Libya of its "extreme indignation".

Rebels and pro-Gaddafi troops were fighting for control of the border post between Dahiba and Wazin, which rebels captured a week ago.

Shells fired by pro-Gaddafi forces are said to have landed within Tunisia.

The government troops apologised to their Tunisian counterparts after briefly crossing the border, Reuters news agency reported.

Tunisian authorities warned of a "dangerous military escalation".

"Shots fired at a populated area on Tunisian territory (are) a violation of Tunisia's territorial integrity and a violation of the security of the residents of this region", said a statement from the Tunisian foreign ministry.

"Given the gravity of what has happened ... the Tunisian authorities have informed the Libyans of their extreme indignation and demand measures to put an immediate stop to these violations."

Misrata shelling

Fighting in western Libya, near the border with Tunisia, has intensified over recent days.

Rebels seized the border post a week ago, and pro-government forces have been trying to retake it.

Thousands of people have fled from Libya across the frontier to flee the violence.

Elsewhere, there were reports that government troops had retaken the southern city of Kufra following violent clashes.

In the capital, Tripoli, at least two loud explosions were heard late on Thursday as Nato jets flew overhead.

And in the western city of Misrata rebels reported continuing bombardments by pro-Gaddafi forces.

The rebel-held city has been besieged by forces loyal to Col Gaddafi for several weeks.

Those forces have retreated from the centre of Misrata, but rebels say they are shelling residential areas from the outskirts.

Earlier, a rebel commander and witnesses told reporters a that a Nato air strike in Misrata on Wednesday had killed at least 11 rebels.

A Nato official confirmed alliance aircraft had struck "a number of combat vehicles 10 miles south-east of Misrata port", adding that Nato could not "independently verify reports that these vehicles were operated by opposition forces".

He said there had been no Nato attack on any building in or around Misrata.


Libya: Col Gaddafi still has quarter of chemical weapons stockpile

Libya: Col Gaddafi still has quarter of chemical weapons stockpile


Colonel Muammar Gaddafi still has a quarter of his stockpile of chemical weapons and is ready to use mustard gas in a "desperate" fight to the death, a senior Libyan rebel military commander claimed yesterday.


The question of arming the rebellion in Libya has divided the international community Photo: REUTERS

By Bruno Waterfield, Brussels and Richard Spencer 9:00PM BST 28 Apr 2011
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General Abdul Fatah Younis, who was Col Gaddafi's interior minister before defecting to the opposition and is now the rebel army's chief of staff, gave the warning as he pleaded for Nato allies to arm the rebels with heavy weapons, including helicopters and anti-tank missiles, to defend the besieged city of Misurata.

He predicted the Libyan dictator would "never accept retreat" and would be ready to use chemical weapons in a last stand against rebels or the civilian population.

"He will fight up to the final drop of his blood," he said. "He has been offered chances to leave and he refused them all the chances. Most probably he will be killed or commit suicide.

"Gaddafi is desperate now. Unfortunately he still has about 25 per cent of his chemical weapons, which he might use as he's in a desperate situation. He always says: 'You will love me or I will kill you'."

Col. Gaddafi is known to have around ten tons of mustard gas remaining from stocks that he had been destroying under the supervision of a United Nations body, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.

Last month American intelligence sources reported that forces loyal to Gaddafi had stepped up security around Libya's principal remaining stockpile of agents used in chemical weapons. The question of arming the rebellion in Libya has divided the international community, including the alliance of countries carrying out bombing raids over Libya.

Britain supports the idea but the United States is lukewarm and others oppose it outright.

"We are not talking about light or small weapons. We're talking about more advanced weapons like Apache helicopters, anti-tank missiles as well as fast boats equipped with torpedoes," said Gen. Younis.

"We are still waiting. Unfortunately the arms are delayed up to now."

The city of Misurata has seen the most intense fighting of the war, though rebels say they have driven pro-Gaddafi forces out and are now attacking them in their base at the city's airport. Government forces have hit back with Grad missile launchers, while a doctor in the city also said yesterday that 12 rebels had been killed by a misdirected NATO bomb.

Meanwhile, a major new front has opened in the west of the country, where rebels who have previously been limited to a number of local towns broke out and seized a border crossing with Tunisia last week.

Pro-Gaddafi forces yesterday launched a major counter-attack, sending missiles pouring into one rebel-held town, Zintan, and staging major desert operation to recapture the border post. Some missiles landed inside Tunisian territory.

By nightfall, they were in control of the border, with rebel forces retreating into Tunisia and laying down their weapons.

"Many in the Western Mountains in towns such as Yefrin, Zintan and Kabau are being killed by this indiscriminate shelling," a National Council spokesman, Abdel Hafiz Ghoga, told a news conference in Benghazi.



US_ TORNADOES AND STORMS RIP U.S. SOUTH, AT LEAST 284 DEAD

Tornadoes and storms rip U.S. South, at least 284 dead
Verna Gates, Reuters
April 29, 2011, 5:32 am


Death toll rising
Tornadoes and violent storms have ripped through seven southern U.S. states, killing at least 284 people


TUSCALOOSA, Alabama (Reuters) - Tornadoes and violent storms ripped through seven southern U.S. states, killing at least 284 people in the country's deadliest series of twisters in nearly four decades.

The clusters of powerful tornadoes -- more than 160 reported in total -- combined with storms to cut a swath of destruction heading west to east over several days. In some areas, whole neighbourhoods were flattened, cars flipped over and trees and power lines felled, leaving tangled wreckage.

Given the apparent scale of the destruction, insurance experts were wary on Thursday of estimating damage costs, but believed they would run into the billions of dollars, with the worst impacts concentrated in the Alabama cities of Tuscaloosa and Birmingham.

"In terms of the ground-up damage and quite possibly the insured damage, this event will be of historic proportions," Jose Miranda, an executive with the catastrophe risk modelling firm EQECAT, told Reuters.

At least 184 people died in Alabama, the worst-hit state which suffered "massive destruction of property," Governor Robert Bentley said.

The mile (1.6 km)-wide monster twister that on Wednesday tore through the town of Tuscaloosa, home to the University of Alabama, may have been the biggest ever to hit the state, AccuWeather.com meteorologist Josh Nagelberg.

Many people told tales of narrow misses. "I made it. I got in a closet, put a pillow over my face and held on for dear life because it started sucking me up," said Angela Smith of Tuscaloosa, whose neighbour was killed.

President Barack Obama said he will visit Alabama on Friday to view damage and meet the governor. Obama declared a state of emergency for Alabama and ordered federal aid.

In preliminary estimates, other state officials reported 32 killed in Mississippi, 33 in Tennessee, 11 in Arkansas, 14 in Georgia, eight in Virginia and two in Louisiana.

Miranda said the estimated costs would be "in the same ballpark" as an Oklahoma City tornado outbreak in 1999 that caused $1.58 billion (948.94 million pounds) of damage and a 2003 tornado outbreak in Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas and Oklahoma that caused $4.5 billion of damage.

"I would not be surprised to see it in the mid-level billions, singular billions, of dollars," Miranda said.

The Browns Ferry nuclear power plant in Alabama was expected to be shut for days, possibly weeks, as workers repaired damaged transmission lines.

But the backup systems worked as intended to prevent a partial meltdown like the nuclear disaster in Japan.

"The reactors will remain shut until we have restored the reliability of the transmission system," said Ray Golden, spokesman for the Tennessee Valley Authority, which owns the 3,274-megawatt plant.

Up to 1 million people in Alabama were left without power.

Daimler said it had shut down its Mercedes-Benz vehicle assembly plant in Tuscaloosa until Monday because of the tornadoes, but the plant itself sustained only minor damage.

'SOUNDED LIKE CHAIN-SAW'

Some of the worst devastation occurred in Tuscaloosa, where at least 37 people were killed, including some students.

"It sounded like a chain-saw. You could hear the debris hitting things. All I have left is a few clothes and tools that were too heavy for the storm to pick up. It doesn't seem real," said student Steve Niven, 24.

"I can buy new things but you cannot replace the people. I feel sorry for those who lost loved ones," Niven told Reuters.

Shops, shopping malls, drug stores, gas stations and dry cleaners were all flattened in one section of Tuscaloosa, a town of around 95,000 in the west-central part of Alabama.

Alabama's governor declared a state of emergency and said he was deploying 2,000 National Guardsman. Governors in Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee and Virginia also declared states of emergency.

Tornadoes are a regular feature of life in the U.S. South and Midwest, but they are rarely so devastating.

Wednesday was the deadliest day of tornadoes in the United States since 310 people lost their lives on April 3, 1974, weather forecasters said.

"We have never experienced such a major weather event in our history," said the Tennessee Valley Authority, which operates the Browns Ferry nuclear plant and provides electricity to 9 million people in seven states.

Among the Alabama counties affected was Jefferson, which is struggling to avert what would be the largest bankruptcy in municipal history over a $3.2 billion bond debt.

The county suffered "widespread damage," a local emergency spokesman said, and at least 17 people were killed.

"Everybody says it (a tornado) sounds like a train and I started to hear the train," Tuscaloosa resident Anthony Foote, whose home was badly damaged, said.

"I ran and jumped into the tub and the house started shaking. Then glass started shattering."

The campus of the University of Alabama, home of the famous Crimson Tide football team, was not badly damaged but some students were killed off campus, Bentley said.

(Additional reporting by Peggy Gargis in Birmingham and Leigh Coleman in Biloxi, Colleen Jenkins in St. Petersburg, Tom Brown in Miami; writing by Matthew Bigg and Pascal Fletcher; Editing by Will Dunham)


Aussie dollar passes 109 US cents

Aussie dollar passes 109 US cents


Heading for 110 US cents
Shoppers will continue to enjoy cheap overseas goods after the Australian dollar passed a record high of $US1.09


On Thursday 28 April 2011, 13:22 EST
The Australian dollar has passed the 109.00 US-cent mark as market confidence in the global economy remains buoyant.

The local currency also continued to benefit from a weak US dollar, which came under further pressure after the US Federal Reserve gave no indication it would raise its interest rate anytime soon.

At 1016 (+1000), the local unit was trading at 109.03 US cents, its highest level since the currency was floated in December 1983.

On Wednesday, the Australian dollar ended the local session at 108.2 cents.


WORLD_ At least 70 die as storms rip through US

At least 70 die as storms rip through US

AAP
April 28, 2011, 4:21 pm


Tornadoes hit US: 70 dead
Deadly tornadoes have flattened buildings as they tear through America's southern and central states.


Deadly tornadoes have flattened buildings and overturned vehicles as they tear through America's southern and central states, killing at least 70 people.

Forty-five people were killed in Alabama alone on Wednesday, authorities told Agence France-Presse, while the Associated Press reported that 61 people were killed in the southern state - including 15 in the city of Tuscaloosa when a massive tornado barrelled through the area.

US President Barack Obama said he had spoken with Alabama Governor Robert Bentley and approved his request for emergency federal assistance, including search and rescue assets.

"Our hearts go out to all those who have been affected by this devastation, and we commend the heroic efforts of those who have been working tirelessly to respond to this disaster," Obama said in a statement on Wednesday.

The National Weather Service (NWS) had preliminary reports of more than 110 tornado touchdowns between 1200 GMT Wednesday and 0200 GMT Thursday (2200 AEST Wednesday and 1200 AEST Thursday), as the storm tore through the central and southern part of the country.

States of emergency were declared in Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee and Oklahoma, and governors called out the National Guard to help with rescue and cleanup operations.

Alabama was hit by two lines of storms that killed at least 25 people over 24 hours, Yasamie August from the Alabama Emergency Management Agency told AFP.

In Tuscaloosa, news footage showed paramedics lifting a child out of a flattened home, with many neighbouring buildings in the city of more than 83,000 also reduced to rubble.

A hospital there said its emergency room had admitted about 100 people but had treated some 400.

"What we faced today was massive damage on a scale we have not seen in Tuscaloosa in quite some time," Mayor Walter Maddox told reporters, adding that he expected his city's death toll to rise.

A tornado hit Alabama's biggest city, Birmingham, earlier in the day and officials were still assessing the damage, August said.

"This has been a very serious and deadly event that's affected our state, and it's not over yet," Alabama's governor, Bentley, told reporters after the second string of storms.

Further north, a nuclear power plant west of Huntsville lost power and was operating on diesel generators.

The storm system spread destruction on Tuesday night and Wednesday from Texas to Georgia, and it was forecast to hit the Carolinas next before moving further northeast.

The severe weather has killed 11 people in Mississippi, flash floods and a series of tornadoes have killed at least 11 in Arkansas, and another three have been killed in Missouri and Tennessee, according to state officials.

Other reports said four people were killed in Georgia.

The NWS issued a rare "high-risk" warning of tornadoes, hail, flash flooding and dangerous lightning for parts of Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi.

It warned that severe weather could also strike 21 states from the Great Lakes down to the Gulf Coast and across to the Atlantic.

Tornadoes were reported as far east as Virginia and Maryland, where they touched down near Washington, DC without injuring anyone.

Storm victims across the region were trapped in homes, caravans and cars by falling trees.

Hail the size of golf balls cracked windows.

Roads were washed out or rendered impassable by fallen trees and power lines across the region. Homes, schools and businesses were flattened, flooded and set on fire by lightning.

Hundreds of people were evacuated from their homes in Missouri after levees failed to hold back swollen rivers.

The skies are not expected to clear until late Thursday or Friday, and there will be little time to mop up, as another major storm system is forecast to bring heavy rain and high winds on Saturday.

The storms come after a wet spring and a winter of heavy snowfall which left the ground saturated and rivers running high.


Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Độc tài Gadhafi sử dụng cả trẻ con chống lại Dân Quân Nổi Dậy_ Libya Arms Civilians to Fight Insurgency .

AFRICA NEWS
APRIL 27, 2011, 9:53 P.M. ET.
Libya Arms Civilians to Fight Insurgency .

By RICHARD BOUDREAUX
TARHOUNA, Libya—Libyan authorities are instructing civilian volunteers, some as young as 11, in the use of automatic rifles and distributing the weapons among households here to combat an insurgency against Col. Moammar Gadhafi, according to people being trained.


In this photo taken on a government-organized tour, students are shown how to handle weapons at a school yard in Tarhouna district, Libya, on Wednesday.

The extent and quality of the instruction, which the government stage-managed for foreign journalists Wednesday in this Gadhafi stronghold, are unclear. But the effort, if widely carried out, would appear to raise the risk of widening Libya's 10-week-old conflict.

"We want every home to have a Kalashnikov in case of necessity to fight against the enemy," Abdel al-Muftah, who oversees the training in Tarhouna, told students in a high school classroom, a pair of binoculars hanging over his desert-camouflage uniform. "Any day now, we expect the enemy to attack us here."

Behind him as he spoke, 16-year-old Sannah Kanouni fumbled with a Kalashnikov rifle, trying to follow a trainer's tip on disassembling it. The gun toppled on its side. Losing focus, Ms. Kanouni got swept up in a mini-demonstration by her classmates, pumping her fist and chanting: "Only Allah, Moammar and Libya!"

Adult weapons trainers led a similar rally in the courtyard of an elementary school, firing their weapons skyward. Among the participants was Abdullah Iyad, a fifth grader in a brand-new camouflage uniform his mother had purchased. Smiling, the 11-year-old said he had just received his first hour of training to take apart a Kalashnikov and put it back together.

The foreign journalists had been bused to this rural district 80 kilometers, or 50 miles southeast of Tripoli to watch weapons training at schools, the grounds of a clinic and a windswept desert plain.

As did Ms. Kanouni, many of the trainees displayed more enthusiasm for their 69-year-old leader, at least when television cameras were rolling, than competence with the weapons placed in their hands.

The government's message was that people here and in other rural districts outside Tripoli would pose an obstacle to any advance by the rebels toward the capital from the cities they hold in eastern Libya. This community of 300,000 people is seat of the Tarhouna tribe, a pillar of Col. Gadhafi's regime.

Yet people interviewed here about their training said they would simply defend their home ground rather than join in any government offensive. Reflecting the government's line, many of them sounded incredulous that Libyans had risen against Col. Gadhafi, whom they said was being attacked mainly by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, with an assist on the ground from militants of Al Qaeda.

"Our enemy is the barbarian, colonialist crusader aggression," said Ms. Kanouni, who wore a black headscarf fully covering her hair. "It's NATO, [French President Nicolas] Sarkozy and Barack Obama."

Col. Gadhafi's government has in the past distributed weapons to civilians, including children, and for years has put high school students through military instruction. But many adults being trained now say they are receiving weapons for the first time, and school officials here say military training is now being given to children before high school, though they say it is not required below seventh grade.

Mr. al-Muftah, the training overseer, said the new emphasis on arming civilians here began after NATO air strikes demolished a sprawling local army facility in late March in its campaign to blunt Col. Gadhafi's armed assault on protesters seeking his ouster. The wreckage of dozens of buildings resembling hangars and the remains of scattered armored vehicles were visible behind a tall concrete wall that had been partly blasted away.

He said about 200 people were being trained for four hours each day for up to nine days at each of 15 locations in the district. Each person completing the training goes home with a Russian-made Kalashnikov, he said.

"My job is to lead a group to fight NATO; we heard NATO will bring in soldiers on the ground," said Moamar Abugarar, a 37-year-old high school Arabic teacher who is helping to train 40 men, ages 18 to 70, on the lawn of a local clinic. He said his pupils—drivers, computer engineers, doctors and farmers—were learning to use Kalashnikovs, shoulder-fired grenade launchers and Russian-made artillery guns mounted on pickup trucks.

Those weapons, along with some M-60 machine guns, also were on display outside town along with 100 volunteers who had been bused from Tarhouna to fire them across the desert and pose for TV crews.

Omar Musbah Omar, a 23-year-old jobless resident of Tarhouna, said the desert gathering was more than a media pseudo-event. He said he and each of his three brothers had recently been given Kalashnikovs and trained to use them—his first such instruction since high school.

But he voiced a sentiment heard from other recent trainees: If the regime's enemy really turns out to be Libyans, rather than some foreign force, he would try to reason with them as brothers rather than shooting. "I'd put my gun down," he said.

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Không có gì ngạc nhiên .
Mỹ, Anh Pháp, LHQ, NATO .. dĩ nhiên PHẢI biết độc tài Gadhafi sẽ dùng dân Libya làm bia đỡ đạn .
Bản chất của bất cứ thằng độc tài nào cũng khát máu . Gadhafi cũng chả ngọai lệ .

Là người VN bị MẤT NƯỚC vào tay tập đòan phản quốc CƯỚP NƯỚC diệt chủng BÁN NƯỚC csVN không lạ gì hành vi sử dụng trẻ con cho mưu đồ xâm chiếm Miền Nam VNCH trước năm 1975 của lũ phản quốc này. Lũ súc sinh đã đưa hàng triệu trẻ con miền bắc vào để "giải phóng miền nam" và đánh đuổi "giặc Mỹ xâm lược" và bây giờ cũng chính chúng nó đưa con cái, gia đình, dòng họ của chúng nó qua Mỹ để xin được học hỏi, hấp thụ những tinh anh của "giặc Mỹ" và cũng để được trở thành người Mỹ gốc vẹm . Ôi sao mà hèn hạ đê tiện nhục nhã quá cho bọn tam vô cộng phỉ, chuyên nghề nhổ ra liếm vào không biết ngậy .

Bên cạnh lũ nhổ ra liếm vào csVN còn có bọn cò mồi tay sai đã vì danh vì lợi vì tiền, còn hèn hạ nhiều lần hơn, cứ thậm thò thậm thụt bưng bô cho lũ súc sinh csVN, thậm chí còn không ngần ngại liếm vào những gì bọn Việt cộng nhổ ra .

Dước chế độ độc tài của Gadhafi, người dân của hắn còn biết phải quấy, đạo đức, anh em với người cùng chủng tộc với họ qua lời chia sẻ cảm nghĩ trong đọan cuối bài viết : " .. If the regime's enemy really turns out to be Libyans, rather than some foreign force, he would try to reason with them as brothers rather than shooting. "I'd put my gun down," he said . " thể hiện nhân tính của con người, còn dưới chế độ độc tài khát máu của bè lũ xuống hàng chó ngựa csVN thì đã biến con người thành thú vật "giết giết nữa bàn tay không phút nghỉ; dù phải giết đến người VN cuối cùng cũng phải chiếm cho được Miền Nam " .. Thật đúng csVN THUA xa loài thú .

Độc tài Gadhafi giết dân Libya trước mắt của thế giới, có cớ để LHQ, Mỹ và phương tây nhảy vào "trừng trị" tên độc tài khát máu này .

Còn bè lũ ác thú csVN thì sao ?
Lũ súc sinh ĐỘC đảng ĐỘC tài csVN đã giết dân VN trong "Cải cách ruộng đất" những năm 1953 tới năm 1956;
Lũ súc sinh ĐỘC đảng ĐỘC tài csVN đã giết dân VN trong "Thảm Sát Tết Mậu Thân năm 1968;
Lũ súc sinh ĐỘC đảng ĐỘC tài csVN đã giết dân VN sau Ngày 30-4-1975 Quốc Hận;
Hàng triệu người dân VN đã bị súc sinh csVN giết và bây giờ chúng nó vẫn còn tiếp tục giết .

LHQ, Mỹ và phương tây đã bê cái đảng khốn kiếp giết dân của nó để vào cái gọi là "HĐBALHQ" với cái danh xưng "hội viên không thường trực" .

Cái trò hề khả ố này không biết sẽ còn tiếp diễn đến bao lâu ?

Tuy nhiên, tiên trách kỹ, hậu trách nhân . Thế giới còn nhiều việc phải lo . Các nước còn phải lo cho quyền lợi của quốc gia của họ, cho dân của họ .

Vậy, dân VN còn cúi đầu chịu NHỤC đến bao giờ ?
Gần đây thấy xuất hiện trên các diễn đàn, viết cũng như nói, rằng thì là "dân VN chỉ lật đổ được csVN khi cộng sản tàu sụp đổ"!
Mới nghe qua đã thấy bốc mùi .

Mong rằng dân tộc VN không bị nhiễm độc đến nỗi hết thuốc chữa, để phải cúi đầu chịu NHỤC thêm hàng ngàn năm nữa ???

Bè lũ xuống hàng chó ngựa csVN đúng là có phước .

Mong rằng các ông bà tranh đấu chống cộng theo kiểu đánh trâu này làm ơn làm phước đừng đánh trâu nữa mà khốn khổ Ô NHỤC thêm cho dân tộc Việt .

Cảm phục dân tộc Tunisia, Ai Cập, Yemen, syria, Libya .. và những người dân bị trị khác trên thế giới đã và đang đứng lên, đồng lọat xuống đường Làm Cách Mạng LẬT ĐỔ bè lũ độc tài khát máu, giành lại QUYỀN LÀM NGƯỜI và tất cả những gì mà bè lũ cầm quyền độc tài đã CƯỚP của họ .

Những người dân đã không ngại máu xương đứng lên, với quyết tâm, với ý chí, họ PHẢI đạt được những gì họ muốn, nhất định họ sẽ THÀNH CÔNG . Họ xứng đáng LÀM NGƯỜI .

Bè lũ độc tài khát máu sớm muộn cũng sẽ có kết cuộc như nhau .


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WORLD_ Libya: Liam Fox under pressure over deploying troops to Libya

Libya: Liam Fox under pressure over deploying troops to Libya

Britain “may have to look at” deploying ground troops in the Libya campaign in order to establish safe havens for civilians, Liam Fox has said.


Liam Fox answers questions in front of the Defence Select Committee on operations in Libya Photo: PA

By Thomas Harding, and James Kirkup 6:44PM BST 27 Apr 2011
Fears of a humanitarian crisis have grown as food imports into Libya’s rebel-held east have been hit while the National Transitional Council struggles to establish lines of credit and foreign traders fear they will not be paid.

Dr Fox, the defence secretary, was asked if soldiers would be needed for humanitarian purposes or to protect safe havens in Libya or its borders and if this would require a new United Nations mandate.

In response to the question by Jeffrey Donaldson, the DUP MP, Dr Fox accepted that it was “something we may have to look at”.

“The basis on which we operate is if there is any new development which we believe is different from that which has gone before we would seek advice from the Attorney General,” he told the Commons Defence Committee.

“That is not a question we have yet put to the Attorney General but I accept that it is something we may have to look at.”

However he quickly reiterated that there was “no intention to deploy any British troops on the border with Libya.”

Following a five week air campaign against Col Muammar Gaddafi’s army he admitted that there were “limitations to what can be achieved by air power alone”.

Opposition politicians said Dr Fox’s comments suggested there was “no apparent endgame” to the Libya campaign.

Jim Murphy, the shadow defence secretary, said: “Ministers have consistently said that there will be no British boots on the ground in Libya. People will be surprised if ministers are now suggesting otherwise.”

From the outset of the campaign the Government has been adamant that Britain will not be dragged into a ground war in Libya.

With 10,000 troops deployed in Afghanistan, which Dr Fox insisted was still the “main effort”, and the Army on constant operations since 2003 there are fears that another campaign would sorely over-stretch the military.

Nato warplanes pounded Gaddafi troops attacking the rebel-held city of Misurata, forcing them back early on Wednesday after hitting vehicles advancing on the besieged port.

The near-constant shelling of the city by government troops over the past two months has spurred calls for more forceful international intervention to stop the bloodshed. Chiefs or representatives of 61 Libyan tribes meanwhile urged Col Gaddafi to cede power, while a team of United Nations investigators arrived in Tripoli to investigate allegations of human rights violations since the start of the conflict.

RAF Tornados and Typhoons destroyed a tank, eight support vehicles, damaged eight rocket launchers, and a surface-to-air missile facility in airstrikes around Misurata on Saturday and Sunday, the MoD reported.

Dr Fox admitted that the Libya mission was more demanding than ministers had hoped, but insisted it was consistent with the Government’s defence cuts.

“Perhaps the level and the speed and intensity have been greater than we might have hoped, but it has come within the scope of what the SDSR was set up to deal with,” he said.

George Osborne, the Chancellor, last month told MPs that the Libyan operation would cost “tens of millions of pounds” although some analysts put the figure at £1 billion over the next six months.

The Libyan operation is being funded from the Treasury reserve, not the defence budget, and Dr Fox insisted that costs would not limit the length of the UK operation.



AFRICA_ Africans fleeing Libya unenthused about returning home

Africans fleeing Libya unenthused about returning home

By Dominique Soguel (AFP) – 6 hours ago


African migrants and refugees ride in trucks on their way to be evacuated

BENGHAZI, Libya — African workers evacuated from Libya's third city of Misrata to the one refugee camp in the Libyan rebel stronghold of Benghazi miss the jobs they have left behind and have little enthusiasm for returning home.

But the camp's administrator says the facility is suffering unsustainable pressure, as more and more refugees pour in and repatriations take their time.

"We cannot receive every day thousands of people without taking them out," said Ahmed Baitelmal, manager of a camp built on an empty construction site by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Libyan Red Crescent.

The city centre camp's original capacity was 1,500 people but a steady influx of refugees leaving Misrata on boats chartered by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has put the camp under increasing pressure as the intake exceeds the outflow.

"We are under a lot of pressure because of Misrata ... All of these tents came up just this week," Baitelmal told AFP gesturing to the newest section of the camp, which separates Libya's displaced from sub-Saharan African refugees.

Some 2,200 Africans -- mostly from Niger -- were living at the impromptu site as of Wednesday waiting to be repatriated, although many had come forward with requests to be relocated to Europe or the United States, he said.

The ICRC estimates that of the 600 passengers who docked Tuesday night, 500 are from Niger while the remainder are a mix of Syrians, Libyans, Iraqis and other Arab nationals, many without documents.

Another ship carrying some 1,000 people out of Misrata is due Thursday.

"We got out of a difficult situation yesterday and we arrived to another tough setting," said Abdulrahim Abbas who arrived in the latest boatload of evacuees.

"The international community has to fend for our rights because the government of Niger will give us none," said Brahim Samimusa, 29.

The majority of the new arrivals were economic migrants who had left Niger for the commercial port of Misrata, where many found jobs in a steel factory, at the docks and in mini-markets.

Some said they were earning as much as $175 (120 euros) a month and that a return to Niger, one of the poorest countries in Africa, held little attraction to men accustomed to a regular income.

"We were all working men but now we are orphans," said one as a crowd clamoured in anger that they lacked food, while an elder pointed out that they had received a loaf of bread and half a litre of water since landing.

"We ask the Niger government to give us compensation because we have lost everything, everything, and we are tired," said Mohammed Abu Baker.



NOW "WAR in Libya" NOT Just "Crisis" or "Conflict"_ Devastation mounts in Misrata after heavy shelling on port


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Devastation mounts in Misrata after heavy shelling on port


By the CNN Wire Staff
April 27, 2011 -- Updated 1228 GMT (2028 HKT)


Libyan forces attack Misrata

Misrata, Libya (CNN) -- In the wake of what rebels describe as the heaviest shelling yet by pro-government forces on the port of Misrata, much of the western Libyan city appeared to be a wasteland Wednesday morning.

"I'm looking around, I can't find a single building that's not either damaged or destroyed," CNN's Reza Sayah said from Tripoli Street, a major thoroughfare in the city.

Witnesses said three people were killed and several were wounded after shells detonated near a refugee camp in the critical port area Tuesday. Thousands of migrants have been housed there as they wait for ships to carry them to safety.

Opposition forces said they believe if NATO forces had not intervened with air attacks Tuesday night, the shelling would have continued.

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The latest destruction in Misrata comes amid renewed discussion about what NATO's intentions are -- and whether the alliance is trying to kill Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi.

NATO is leading an international military operation in Libya that includes airstrikes targeting Gadhafi's military resources. It is operating under a U.N. Security Council resolution authorizing any means necessary -- with the exception of foreign occupation -- to protect civilians.

Following a recent attack on Gadhafi's compound in Tripoli, the Libyan government has claimed the coalition is trying to assassinate the ruler of almost 42 years.

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin also criticized the Western coalition.

"At first, they spoke about the need to close the air space," Putin told reporters in Copenhagen, Denmark, Tuesday. "All right, but how does that correspond with bombings of Gadhafi's palaces every night? They say they don't want to eliminate him. But why are they bombing his palaces then?"

British Defence Secretary Liam Fox said Tuesday evening that the alliance has been targeting "not individuals, but the capabilities of the regime."

"We don't discuss specific targets, but in the general point, we've made it very clear that our responsibility is the protection of the civilian population," Fox told CNN's Wolf Blitzer on "The Situation Room."

U.S. National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor reiterated Tuesday that NATO's mission is to enforce "the arms embargo, no-fly zone and conduct a civilian protection mission," but it's not regime change.

"As part of that mission, the coalition has targeted command-and-control sites that are being used by regime forces to wage attacks against Libyan civilians -- brutal attacks that this week alone have reportedly killed dozens of civilians in Misrata alone," Vietor said. "There is no change in U.S. policy regarding assassination."

The British Embassy in Washington issued a statement Tuesday saying it was on the same page as the United States -- though it hoped Gadhafi would go away.

"British Government policy is that we don't target (Gadhafi) either, but we do think he should go," the British Embassy statement said. "That is not the same as regime change. Our aim is to protect the civilian population, we're not acting to remove him, but if he went that would be a good thing."

"We've never discussed specific targeting and we've always said, anyone or anything involved in carrying out or directing attacks on civilians is a legitimate target" under the Security Council resolution, the embassy said.

On Wednesday, the African Union called for an end to military operations targeting Libyan officials.

"Council urges all involved to refrain from actions, including military operations targeting Libyan Senior Officials and socio?economic infrastructure, that would further compound the situation and make it more difficult to achieve international consensus on the best way forward," the AU's website states.

Though Gadhafi's regime said last week that it was going to suspend operations in Misrata and let tribes deal with the rebels, heavy shelling suggests pro-government forces aren't done with the city.

"As fighting continues to rage in Misrata, the families recently evacuated by boats to Tobruk from the embattled city describe a catastrophic situation with many having lived in fear of indiscriminate shelling," the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees said Tuesday. "Many houses and buildings have been destroyed and some families had to move several times."

Misrata, the third-largest city in the North African country, has been surrounded on three sides by Gadhafi's forces. Though rebels say they have gained control of the city's center and have pushed government forces outside the city, they say Gadhafi's forces have continued to attack Misrata with heavy weaponry.

The port area has served as a crucial route of escape -- and as a lifeline to humanitarian aid.

Jean Michel Monod, who heads the International Committee of the Red Cross delegation in Tripoli, said a ship that was in Misrata to pick up foreigners had to depart prematurely Tuesday morning because of shelling close to the port.

He said the ICRC would have liked to help more than the approximately 630 people it did take.

CNN's Frederik Pleitgen, Elise Labott, Raja Razek, Saad Abedine and Joe Sterling contributed to this report.

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STORY HIGHLIGHTS

Structures along a major thoroughfare in Misrata are damaged or destroyed

Witnesses say three people died after shelling near a refugee camp in coastal Misrata

The Libyan government claims Western forces are trying to assassinate Gadhafi

The British defense secretary says NATO has been targeting capabilities, not individuals


Hết trích .
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Theo dõi những diễn biến tại Libya, càng hiểu thêm những vở tuồng trên sân khấu đời thường của thế giới ngày nay . Trần truồng trân tráo trơ trẽn .. và khả ố .

Đến đây thì người ta đã dùng chữ "WAR" thay vì chữ "Crisis" hay chữ "Conflict" trước nhóm chữ "in Libya" !..

Những người VN bị MẤT NƯỚC vào tay bè lũ phản quốc CƯỚP NƯỚC diệt chủng BÁN NƯỚC csVN HỌC thêm được bài học gì để thấm thía hơn, tường tận hơn, thấu đáo hơn, sâu sắc hơn, để thêm vào những bài học MÁU XƯƠNG ĐAU NHỤC mà Quân Dân Cán Chính Miền Nam VN, Quốc Gia VNCH đã chiến đấu suốt 21 năm cho nền Tự Do cho một nửa nước VN, (lại được tiếng là "ngăn chặn làn sóng đỏ của cộng sản" cho thế giới, thật mỉa mai chua xót nếu còn 1 chút óc người trong cái đầu) nói riêng và cho cả cả dân tộc VN nói chung ???

Cuối Tháng Tư, theo dõi Cuộc Chiến tại Libya. Syria, Yemen .. cũng là để "trông người mà ngẫm đến ta" .


Chân thành cám ơn Quý Anh Chị ghé thăm "conbenho Nguyễn Hoài Trang Blog"
Xin được lắng nghe ý kiến chia sẻ của Quý Anh Chị trực tiếp tại Diễn Đàn Paltalk:
1Latdo Tapdoan Vietgian CSVN Phanquoc Bannuoc .

Kính chúc Sức Khỏe Quý Anh Chị .




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Libya: tribal chiefs call on Col Gaddafi to go

Libya: tribal chiefs call on Col Gaddafi to go


Chiefs or representatives of 61 Libyan tribes from across the country called for an end to Col Muammar Gaddafi's rule, in a joint statement released by French writer Bernard-Henri Levy.


Col Gaddafi has been urged to step down by tribal chiefs Photo: REUTERS

10:42AM BST 27 Apr 2011

"Faced with the threats weighing on the unity of our country, faced with the manoeuvres and propaganda of the dictator and his family, we solemnly declare: Nothing will divide us," said the text, drawn up in Benghazi on April 12.

"We share the same ideal of a free, democratic and united Libya," it said.

The African Union meanwhile urged an end to military actions targeting senior Libyan officials and key infrastructure, a statement said on Wednesday.

"Council urges all involved to refrain from actions, including military operations targeting Libyan senior officials and socio-economic infrastructure, that would further compound the situation and make it more difficult to achieve international consensus on the best way forward," the AU said.

The Pan-African body stressed the need for all the parties involved in the implementation of UN resolution 1973 on Libya "to act in a manner fully consistent with international legality and the resolution's provisions, whose objective is solely to ensure the protection of the civilian population."

On Monday allied warplanes struck Gaddafi's compound in Tripoli. Liam Fox, the defence secretary, and his US counterpart Robert Gates at a joint press conference on Tuesday said the choice of target was legitimate.

The AU statement said the body would look into convening an extraordinary meeting in May "to review the state of peace and security on the continent, in light of the new crises and threats to peace and security in Africa."

Libya's foreign minister on Tuesday asked the AU Peace and Security Council to convene an extraordinary summit to find ways for the continent to fight "external forces".

"My delegation proposes the holding as soon as possible of an extraordinary session of the assembly of the (African) Union to identify the ways that enable our continent to mobilise capabilities to face the external forces which aggress against us," Abdelati Obeidi said.

Talks at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa seeking a negotiated settlement to the Libyan conflict began on Monday and wound up late Tuesday.

The AU also called for an investigation into allegations mercenaries are being used in the conflict and renewed its call for all parties to respect international humanitarianlaw and to give humanitarian workers free access to those in need.

It condemned "attacks and other abuses directed at African migrant workers" and called for an immediate end to such attacks.



Libya crisis talks_ Gaddafi envoys in Caracas for Libya crisis talks, says Chávez

Gaddafi envoys in Caracas for Libya crisis talks, says Chávez

Libyan delegation arrived several days ago to discuss solution to end Nato's 'crazy' bombing, Venezuelan president adds

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Rory Carroll in Caracas
guardian.co.uk, Wednesday 27 April 2011 09.13 BST
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Hugo Chávez at the Latin American and Caribbean foreign ministers' summit. He called for talks between Libya's government and the rebels. Photograph: Reuters

Envoys from Muammar Gaddafi's government have flown to Venezuela to discuss ways to resolve Libya's conflict, President Hugo Chávez has said.

The visitors arrived in Caracas several days ago to discuss a solution that would put an end to Nato's "crazy" bombing, Chávez said during a televised speech on Tuesday. "A delegation sent by Gaddafi has arrived in Venezuela and we are seeking a peaceful outcome."

The Venezuelan president, who has remained loyal to his embattled Arab ally, did not elaborate on the delegation's visit but repeated his calls for talks between Libya's government and the rebels.

He also repeated his condemnation of Nato military strikes. "Who gave them the right to do this? It's crazy. Because they don't like the leader Gaddafi, because they want to take Libya's oil and water ... they are throwing bombs everywhere."

Speaking during a meeting of Latin American and Caribbean foreign ministers, Chávez said he wanted to find "a political solution to the drama the Libyan people were living".

He spoke amid growing concern in Moscow and Beijing that Nato was trying to assassinate Libya's leader. An air strike damaged Gaddafi's compound in Tripoli on Monday.

"We've had enough abuse, wars and invasions directed against third world countries," said Chávez. He has frequently accused the US of plotting to assassinate him to grab Venezuela's oil.

Last month he proposed that an international commission visit Libya to broker a truce but the idea was rejected by both sides.

On Monday Chávez expressed support for Syria's president, Bashar al-Assad, in the wake of a crackdown on pro-democracy protests that has reportedly left hundreds dead. Venezuela's president blamed "terrorists" for the protests in the Syrian city of Deraa.