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Gadhafi Strikes Back At Rebels

Posted by ChiefJack Hawk on Saturday, March 5, 2011, In : World News 
It's really official now.  Moammar Gadhafi will not go quietly into that gentle night.  On Friday (March 4) his troops launched the first major assault against the rebels.  Early in the morning the elite Khamis Brigade, named sfter Moammar's son who commands it, descended on the western side of Zawiya, about 30 miles west of Tripoli, with mortar fire, heavy machine guns, tanks, and anti-aircraft weapons.  By sundown, a second brigade had broken through on the eastern side of the city.  The of...
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Libya Fighting Intensifies; Gadhafi Warns West On Interfering

Posted by ChiefJack Hawk on Wednesday, March 2, 2011, In : World News 
For lack of a better term, Libya is now embroiled in what can only be described as a civil war.  What began as a loud protest on February 15 has now grown into a bloody revolt as a majority of Libyans are calling for Moammar Gadhafi to step down.  The Libyan leader is now holed up under heavy guard in Tripoli and has ordered counterattacks on the rebels in several cities.  A convoy of SUVs with anti-aircraft guns, backed by several hundred Gadhafi troops roared into the city of Brega on Wedne...
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Gadhafi Losing His Grip In Libya

Posted by ChiefJack Hawk on Wednesday, February 23, 2011, In : World News 
As protests and military retaliation against protesters are escalating in Libya, Moammar Gadhafi is losing control of his country and finding that even some of the armed forces are not siding with him.  Estimates that at least 1,000 people, mostly in the Tripoli region, are dead are offset by the growing wave of support for the protesters among the military.  On the western border with Tunisia, soldiers from that area refused to open fire on protesters and chased officers away.  They now guar...
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Fighting Flares Up In Libya

Posted by ChiefJack Hawk on Monday, February 21, 2011, In : World News 
The growing unrest in the Middle East continues to escalate.  Protesters have toppled the governments in Egypt and Tunisia, and the violence is spreading in Bahrain, but the worst unrest is now in Libya, where young people are calling for an end to the regime of Moammar Gadhafi, who has been in power for 42 years.  Protesters have seized control of Libya's second largest city, Bengazi, where reports that are trickling out say that police are nowhere to be seen and armed youths are directing t...
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Chief Jack Hawk Chief Jack has hosted The Mohawk Radio Show since August 1969. He is a champion for the cause of Indie artists, and many Indies have had great success since having their music played on the station. He is a Mohawk chief who played with a Canadian band for about 10 years. He publishes articles under the name Jacques Boulerice for Yahoo! Voices and is working on a new movie script.

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