Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has today released the statement below on Libya where things are getting worse.
Here is the Libya twitter feed; the government is reportedly bombing citizens from the air in Tripoli and elsewhere.
STATEMENT BY SECRETARY CLINTON
Situation in Libya
The world is watching the situation in Libya with alarm. We join the international community in strongly condemning the violence in Libya. Our thoughts and prayers are with those whose lives have been lost, and with their loved ones. The government of Libya has a responsibility to respect the universal rights of the people, including the right to free expression and assembly.
Now is the time to stop this unacceptable bloodshed. We are working urgently with friends and partners around the world to convey this message to the Libyan government.
I just heard the Libyan Ambassador to the United States Ali Aujali bravely and succinctly condemn his own government for what is happening. Libyan diplomats posted at Embassies and Missions around the world, to the United Nations, and to the Arab League are resigning their posts. Some parts of Libya’s military are standing down and defecting.
Gaddafi used to seem like a bumbling lunatic to most whose experience with him was limited to watching him speak at UN General Assembly sessions — but inside Libya, his control was firm and severe. That’s over now — and he and his retainers seem intent on destroying a country that they must know that they can never lead again.
— Steve Clemons