The Libyans Poem by Marieta Maglas

The Libyans

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Libyans demanding Gadhafi's ouster rallied to show their honest solidarity
With the people of the besieged capital marching without any coercive command
Under a hail of bullets, while the government moved to tighten its grip on Tripoli.
Gadhafi's troops attacked an air base that had fallen into the rebellion's hand.

Foreign mercenaries and Libyan militiamen loyal to Gadhafi had fought
To roll back the uprising against his rule, attacking two nearby great cities,
But rebels made new gains, seizing another military air base and Gadhafi have thought
That Osama bin Laden must be blamed for these upheavals and adversities.

The government had detained some activists to stop the demonstrators to go on,
Seif al-Islam Gadhafi had warned the protesters of risk to ignite a civil war,
The speech was followed by a crackdown of Benghazi security forces, who fired on
Manifests and marchers because they couldn't accept that situation any more.

The protesters throwing firebombs and stones had gotten on bulldozers and tried
To storm a presidential compound in order to achieve their fighting goal,
The attempt was repulsed by the armed forces in the compound which fired
On attackers and solders killing them, but at least the rebels have taken control.

The rebels have taken control of nearly the entire eastern half of the country,

As well as the cities close to Gadhafi's stronghold in the Tripoli capital.
Protesters have broken the clampdown pro-Gadhafi militiamen imposed on Tripoli
And the gunmen roaming the street, shooting people on sight, have been very brutal.

The U.N. The Security Council met to consider any possible sanctions against Gadhafi's
Regime, including an arms embargo and other important trade sanction.
France considered that the violence of pro-Gadhafi forces must be punished
And Libya's 11-member Arab League mission also announced its resignation.

Marieta Maglas

Marieta Maglas

Radauti, Judet Suceava, Romania
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