Thursday, March 3, 2011
Interesting news out of Libya
The Libyan regime has made an interesting offer to al-Jazeera: they allowed an al-Jazeera TV crew to use a government owned helicopter to fly anywhere over Tripoli unimpeded to see for themselves whether there were riots or not. The al-Jazeera reporter had to admit that she saw for herself that all of Tripoli was quiet. She showed footed of regular car traffic everywhere, including the Green Square. All she could report to make the regime look bad was the many workers had left the capital city and the port docks were empty and not working.
In the meantime, Gaddafi has accepted an offer by Hugo Chavez to mediate.
Gaddafi's son Saif al Islam has again given an interview and vehemently stated that the western media is vastly exaggerating what is really happing on the ground.
Could that be the case?
The media is reporting again that the Libyan Air Forces is conducting airstikes, but all I saw myself is some anti-air batteries shooting a couple of rounds in the air.
Al-Jazeera reported that a "MiG-23" had dropped a 200kg bomb, but no footage of the strike or the bomb was shown.
I am *NOT* saying that these things are not happening, but the conspicuous lack of credible and meaningful footage leave me with a very unpleasant feeling.
Your thoughts on that?