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Report From Tripoli, via the Tunisian Border
At the border, there were very many Libyans leaving the country and from the way their cars were packed, they were obviously planning on a long stay.
As for the situation in Tripoli, the following is confirmed: the balloons used for propaganda and (I hadn't heard of this) painting dogs in the FF colors and sending them into the city - rather sad - because, of course, they were shot.
The resistance in Tripoli is extremely active and gaining strength significantly. Details of their activities cannot be made public. Suffice to say we should trust that the majority of people of Tripoli are not as complacent as we are led to believe.
The general feeling of the majority of Tripoli people is that they have had enough. They are meeting every night in small groups and discussing the regime. They are now saying (remember this is them, NOT me so no shoe-throwing please) they WANT boots on the ground!
They are sick of the shortages, the brutality and the lies. They see and know everything that's happening in Misurata, Zintan, Zawiyah etc and are so angry many people can't discuss it without breaking down.
As for the G supporters in Bab Azizia and the Green Square, they say, kill them all! They are nothing but traitorous dogs! (his words not mine) .
We asked about the food situation etc and how people are coping. He said ' we are Libyans. We believe in Allah and with the strength of Allah we will survive this Shatan. We love our fellow Libyans, the TRUE Libyans and no-one will go hungry when he has a relative, a friend, a neighbor.
We are survivors and by the will of Allah we will win'.
( Report via Libya Alhurra Chatroom )
( Other translations available here )