- Is Gadhaffi losing? Au contraire. In total contradiction
to the propaganda push on CNN, sources inside Libya say Gadhaffi soldiers
have retaken a number of key towns.
- In a surprise announcement, sources inside Libya say
that most of Misurata has been taken back by Libyan forces last night and
today. In the process, Gadhaffi soldiers have liberated 1250+ Libyan prisoners
of war. According to tribal leaders, Libyan forces now control the port
- Tribal leaders also declare that Zawia, Garyan, Sorman,
and Sabratha are secure, in contrast to claims by foreign reporters in
Tripoli and Djerba (Tunisia) that they have been seized by rebels. There
are pockets of rebels in all of these areas, but they are isolated and
surrounded by the Libyan army. Tribal families are fighting with Gadhaffi's
army to defeat the Rebels.
- Whereas Gadhaffi had made an offer to slow down fighting
during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, in a semi-cease fire, in fact
Gadhaffi's soldiers are fighting in full force. The Libyan army is fully
motivated, and sources inside Tripoli say there is also an "electronic
army of young people, who are computer experts." They are mobilizing
to track Rebel communications and positions, in a parallel competition
with U.S. high tech surveillance from the sea.
- Sources in Tripoli have thrown into question the defection
of Nassr al-Mabrouk, the Deputy Interior Minister appeared alive and well
on Libyan TV today. He apparently
- went to Egypt for some surgery. In the interview, he
reaffirmed his loyalty to Ghadafi. Claims of his defection are being compared
to phony U.S./NATO claims of the assassination of Gadhaffi's son last week.
- There's much talk that Khalifa Hefter was captured
by Libyan forces. This would be a
- big blow to the rebels and the TNC in the light of the
death of Younis (rebel lead commander) who was killed by rebels working
for al Qaeda. Khalifa Hefter was working as a CIA agent for some 20 years
in Virginia, before the War started. The U.S. dropped him into Libya to
help lead the TNC and direct mercenaries on the ground.
- Claims by CNN to the contrary, sources inside Libya
insist that NATO is not winning and will not win. They say the Libyan people
have shown tremendous solidarity, ironically instigated by NATO.