August 21, 2011

A video posted on a social media website shows a presenter from the state-run al-Libiyah television channel waving a gun and saying the channel's staff are prepared to die in defence of the station.

Al Jazeera translation:

With this weapon, I either kill or die today, you will not take al-Libiyah channel. You won't take Jamahiriyah channel, Shababiyah channel, Tripoli or all of Libya, and even those without a weapon are willing to be a shield in order to protect their colleagues at this channel. We are willing to become martyrs."

This seems to be the same woman who railed against rape victim Eman al-Obeidi, calling her a slut and a whore and an enemy of the state.

Looking more and more like the endgame for Muammar Gadhafi.

Edit: According to some tweets and now CNN International, this woman (Hala Misrati) has now been captured by rebel forces, without a struggle, naturally. Al Jazeera also reporting the military squandron charged with protecting Gadhafi has surrendered. Libyan State TV has been taken off the air by the rebels.

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