Gaddafi http://michiganradio.org en Rogers warns US must secure weapons in Libya http://michiganradio.org/post/rogers-warns-us-must-secure-weapons-libya <p>Michigan Congressman <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/term/mike-rogers">Mike Rogers</a> says as the Muammar Gadhafi regime loses power in Libya, the United States needs to make sure Libya&rsquo;s weapons stockpiles don&rsquo;t fall into the wrong hands.</p><p>Rogers chairs the House Select Intelligence Committee and was among a group of Republicans who supported stronger military support of the rebels in Libya, including a U.S. enforced &ldquo;no-fly zone.&rdquo;</p><p>He says as Gadhafi loses power, the U.S. must move quickly to safeguard Libya&rsquo;s advanced and &nbsp;chemical weapons.</p><blockquote><p>&quot;Unfortunately we know through intelligence that Al-Qaeda is trying to take advantage of the chaos and obtain those weapons systems or at least components of them or incomplete weapons systems or all of those things. They are making that effort.&quot;</p></blockquote><p>President Obama says the United States will be a friend and partner to help a democratic Libya emerge in the post-Gadhafi era. He says U.S. assistance will continue to be part of a multinational effort to help Libya. Mon, 22 Aug 2011 21:18:38 +0000 Vincent Duffy 3864 at http://michiganradio.org Update: Gadhafi's momentum halted following strikes http://michiganradio.org/post/update-gadhafis-momentum-halted-following-strikes <p>The progress made by forces loyal to Col. Moammar Gadhafi has been halted, according to a U.S. official. <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/africa/03/21/libya.civil.war/index.html?hpt=T1">CNN</a> reports:</p><blockquote><p>Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi&#39;s momentum has been stopped and rebels have been able to hold onto areas that Gadhafi&#39;s forces had been poised to take over, a U.S. official said Monday.</p> Mon, 21 Mar 2011 19:19:33 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 1732 at http://michiganradio.org Update: Gadhafi's momentum halted following strikes Secretary of State Clinton presses the United Nations on Libya http://michiganradio.org/post/secretary-state-clinton-presses-united-nations-libya <p>According to<a href="http://www.npr.org/2011/02/28/134124378/u-s-presses-for-tough-sanctions-on-libya"> NPR</a>, Secretary of State Clinton claims that pro-Gadhafi forces have been and continue to use violence against Libyan protesters:</p><blockquote><p>U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton accused Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi of using &quot;mercenaries and thugs&quot; against his own people Monday as rebels said they thwarted an attempted aerial bombing of an eastern city.</p></blockquote><blockquote><p>&quot;Gadhafi and those around him must be held accountable for these acts, which violate international legal obligations and common decency,&#39;&#39; Clinton told the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva.</p></blockquote><blockquote><p>&quot;Nothing is off the table as long as the Libyan government continues to threaten and kill Libyan citizens.&quot;She called on Gadhafi, who has ruled the North African nation with an iron fist since 1969, to leave power &quot;now, without further violence or delay.&quot;</p></blockquote><p>Meanwhile, Gadhafi himself refuses to step down, claiming &quot;all my people love me.&quot;</p><p>Secretary Hillary Clinton&#39;s remarks are some of the strongest yet from President Obama&#39;s administration regarding the recent protests and unrest in Libya. Mon, 28 Feb 2011 20:48:56 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 1448 at http://michiganradio.org Secretary of State Clinton presses the United Nations on Libya