Anderson Cooper opened Thursday's AC360 with, Breaking news, everyone. Tonight, with signs of Gadhafi's inner circle is shrinking, perhaps even splitting, late word that Colonel Gadhafi might -- and I say might -- be looking for a way out. Britain's "Guardian" newspaper reporting tonight that the regime has sent one of Saif Gadhafi's most trusted aides to London for confidential talks with British officials, the paper's sourcing, British government officials familiar with the meeting, a British Foreign Office spokesman telling "The Guardian" the envoy was told that, bottom line, Gadhafi has to go and he will be held account an by international courts. Meantime, on the battlefield, in Libya, opposition fighters today fired rockets outside Brega. However, for the most part, they are still largely regrouping and waiting for the weather to clear, which would allow greater allied air support. For now, it's a strategy of shoot and run.
GADHAFI EXIT STRATEGY?, Guardian: Envoy told Gadhafi will still face accountability: Anderson explained that CNN was able to send correspondent Frederik Pleitgen into Misrata. He got remarkable access to the opposition forces still fighting in that city. Here's what he saw.
GADHAFI EXIT STRATEGY?, Guardian: Envoy in Britian for secret talks: Anderson's discussion with Fred Pleitgen in the Mediterranean & Ben Wedeman in Ajdabiya, Libya
GADHAFI EXIT STRATEGY?, Guardian: Envoy in Britain for secret talks: Anderson's Keeping Them Honest report on Moussa Ibrahim, a Libyan Govt. Spokesman
The British newspaper "Guardian" reporting a Gadhafi envoy traveled to London reportedly making peace overtures. There's also new word tonight of a fresh crack in Gadhafi's inner circle, another apparent defection, a former foreign minister now in Cairo denouncing the regime. The most recent foreign minister, Moussa Koussa, this man, meantime, is in Britain. Officials say he's talking to them willingly and that no deal was made to secure his cooperation. They say he's as close to Gadhafi as someone can be without being family. Yet, to hear the regime tell it today, his departure was no big deal and neither is he."Keeping Them Honest," even if that scenario were not absurd on the face of it, it also runs hard into a freight-load of facts.
GADHAFI EXIT STRATEGY?, Guardian: Envoy told Gadhafi will still face accountability: Anderson's follow-up discussion with Nic Robertson, Bob Baer & Anne-Marie Slaughter (Is the defection of Moussa Koussa is a big deal; is it actually a success of the coalition strategy?)
360 FOLLOW on Eman al-Obeidy: A report by Anderson Cooper
As you know, she was last seen on Saturday when she stood up before cameras in Tripoli in a hotel and said that she had been gang- raped by Gadhafi troops. Plainclothes officials, thugs dragged her away, and ever since, authorities have been -- well, they have been blowing smoke about what's become of her.
JOURNALISTS IN TRIPOLI, Reporter's describe the experience as "surreal": Anderson's follow-up interview with Jonathan Miller, ITN Reporter present when Eman al-Obeidy entered the hotel, told her story and was taken away by officials
BOUND & BEATEN IN LIBYA, N.Y. Times journalists on their ordeal in Libya: Anderson's Exclusive interview with Tyler Hicks, Anthony Shadid, Lynsey Addario & Stephen Farrell
360 Bulletin: Isha Sesay
CNN won a Peabody Award for their coverage of the Gulf Oil Spill ~
There was a "Perry's Principle" at the end of the second hour ~
I'll see you tomorrow...
Anderson tweeted tonight about his interview with the 4 NYT Journalists and also a little explanation of why he's sometimes unable to live "tweet" during 360~