22.02.2011 18.Adar l, 5771
Protester death toll reported to be in the hundreds as Libyan officials, diplomats and soldiers disown Gadhafi's regime.
Deep rifts opened in Muammar Gadhafi's regime, with Libyan government officials at home and abroad resigning, air force pilots defecting and a bloody crackdown on protest in the capital of Tripoli, where cars and buildings were burned. World leaders expressed outrage Monday at the vicious forms of repression used against the demonstrators.
Gadhafi went on state TV early Tuesday to attempt to show he was still in charge. The longest serving Arab leader appeared briefly on TV to dispel rumors that he had fled. Sitting in a car in front of what appeared to be his residence, he said, "I am here to show that I am in Tripoli and not in Venezuela."…