Fri February 25, 2011
The Two-Way

Defiant Gadhafi Tells Supporters To 'Dance, Sing, Stay Up All Night'

Just moments ago, Libya's state TV broadcast what it said was a live appearance by leader Moammar Gadhafi addressing people in Tripoli's Green Square.

There is, of course, a chance that it was previously recorded (and the BBC says that some of the subsequent images being shown on state TV were recorded earlier). Here's some of what Gadhafi said, according to The Guardian:

-- "We will continue to fight. We will defeat them. We will die here on Libyan soil."

-- "Life without dignity is hopeless."

-- "You the youth, dance, sing, stay up all night, live a life of dignity.

Update at 12:52 p.m. ET. Al-Jazeera has posted video of Gadhafi's appearance, with English translation:

Update at 12:15 p.m. ET. More from what Gadhafi said, according to the BBC:

-- "Prepare to defend Libya. Prepare to defend petrol, prepare to defend dignity."

-- "With the armed people we can defeat all aggression. When necessary we will open all arms depots to arm the Libyan people. Libya will become a red flame."

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