February 23, 2011 CNN
From Prestv article:"Since 2003, Gaddafi's regime has become a favorite of the US and the West's because he provided information about Islamic and Arabic resistance movements to the CIA. Seif al-Islam Gaddafi, who has long been seen as the successor to his father, has established deep ties with Israeli leaders and the Zionist Lobby of the United States. Thereby, Libya abandoned the anti-US and anti-Israel bloc to join the American and Western allies."
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
The scope of Moammar Gadhafi's control in Libya was whittled away Wednesday as major cities and towns closer to the capital fell to the rebellion against his rule. (Feb. 23)
Supporters of Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi appear to be turning their back on him while the international community unites against the bloodshed. The country's Interior Minister has resigned and joined the anti-government protesters, after reports of 300 unarmed civilians being killed in Libya's second largest city - Benghazi. He accused Gaddafi of planning a wide-scale attack on his own country-men. The Italian Foreign Minister told reporters that more than one thousand Libyans may have been killed in just eight days. The UN Security Council demanded an end to the violence on Tuesday, while the Arab League suspended Libya. The French president has called for EU sanctions against the country. Nevertheless, Gaddafi vows to fight till the death and die a martyr in his homeland. In his first major speech since the unrest began, the leader urged supporters to attack the opposition, who he claimed were bribed, drugged and 'serving the devil.' RT talks with the former MI5 agent Annie Machon.
RussiaToday--February 23, 2011--Greek police clashed with protesters on Wednesday as thousands of workers marched to parliament to protest against austerity policies aimed at helping the country cope with a huge debt crisis. Riot police fired several rounds of teargas and flash bombs at protesters hurling petrol bombs in front of parliament as crowds of striking protesters ran for cover. Public and private sector employees' 24-hour strike grounded flights, shut down schools and paralysed public transport in this year's first nationwide walkout against cost cuts. About 35,000 Greeks marched through the streets of Athens chanting "We are not paying" and "No sacrifice for plutocracy". In four places across the city, police fired teargas to disperse demonstrators hurling stones and plastic bottles at them.