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Gadhafi: 'We will not surrender, we will not give up'


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Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi vowed Tuesday that "we will not surrender," even as NATO airstrikes bombarded his compound in Tripoli.


"I am now speaking as planes and bombs fall around me," Gadhafi said in a live audio broadcast on state television. "But my soul is in God's hand. We will not think about death or life. We will think about the call of duty."


At least 35 loud explosions rocked Tripoli around midday Tuesday as NATO targeted a military base and Gadhafi's compound, state television reported. A spokesman for the Libyan government said that at least 29 civilians were killed and dozens more wounded after 60 missiles struck various locations around the capital city.


The compound was under "intensive continuous bombardment," according to state TV, which reported buildings and infrastructure in the area were destroyed in the strikes.


"We will not surrender, we will not give up," Gadhafi said. "We have one option -- our country. We will remain in it till the end. Dead, alive, victorious, it doesn't matter."


The blasts Tuesday, and others Monday that Libyan officials said hit state television buildings, elicited heated responses from the government spokesman.


"We believe NATO understands that its military campaign is failing miserably," said spokesman Musa Ibrahim. "No one has the right to shape Libya's future except for Libyans."


Ibrahim said Tuesday's morning blasts hit the popular guard compound and revolution compound, which are military barracks near Gadhafi's Bab al-Aziziya compound.


The spokesman said the attack on the television network killed two people and injured 16.


NATO disputed the account.


"We did not target or hit the Libyan broadcast facilities. What we did target was the military intelligence headquarters in downtown Tripoli," the alliance said. "The story coming from Libyan officials that we targeted and hit the state broadcaster's building is bogus."


The back and forth between Libyan officials and NATO continues a public relations war between the two sides.


Libyan officials have continually charged that NATO airstrikes have damaged civilian facilities and killed hundreds of civilians.

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Thoughts (feel free to insult me):


This is just a small part of the global currency war.


NATO can't get rid of Qaddafi, and he can't get rid of NATO.


Obama finds himself stuck in a war, after campaigning on appeasement and an end to foreign intervention.


Quite sad actually.

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  • 2 weeks later...

Yeah shit like this wouldnt happen if the us dollar wasnt the world standard for global currency.... seriously what we americans dont understand or care is the fact that our national debt is the cause of alot of trouble for just about everyone world wide considering we are 13 Trillion in debt and just print more money. soon we will be a 3rd world country our goverment seriously needs to realize that all it is doing is hurting everyone especially americans all well

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