In Rome, the responsibility for the influx of migrants is laid on France, which persuaded NATO countries to get rid of Gaddafi. As a result, Libya is now torn apart by rival factions and an ongoing conflict between its two governments.

“It is clearly now undeniable that this country (Libya) finds itself in this situation because someone, in 2011, put their own interests ahead of those of the Libyan people and of Europe itself,” Italian Defense Minister Elisabetta Trenta wrote on Facebook. “France, from this point of view, is partly to blame,” she added.

Italian parliamentary speaker Roberto Fico was even more explicit, pointing to “a serious problem that has come from France.”

Italy’s Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini also chimed in, blaming former French President Nicolas Sarkozy for unleashing the war in Libya and the present government for adding fuel to the flames of the Libyan conflict.

Italians are filled with nostalgia each time they recall the time when Rome and Tripoli signed an agreement to allow Italian companies to extract oil in Libya.

The Gaddafi government was holding back the flow of migrants to Europe and the country’s GDP was the second biggest in Africa and the first among the Arabic-speaking states of the Maghreb.

In Rome, the emphasis is that the decision to overthrow Gaddafi was made without taking into account the views of Italy.

 

Source: Sputnik

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What did Qaddafi and Saddam have in common, lets take a quick look at some of their accomplishments. 1. Equal rights for women, not perfect systems, but heading in the right direction. 2. Free Public education for both boys and girls. 3. Free medical care for everyone. 4. Built important infrastructure to help communities grow, Hospitals, Roads and highways, schools and universities, ports and industrial facilities. 5. Both nationalized oil revenue keeping the bulk of their export revenue in the country and excluded foreign companies from robbing them. There’s a common theme here isn’t there, but look at what happens… Read more »

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There was good and there was bad. You also forget that both were very high on cocaine and they took cocaine-decisions that ended fatal for both, at a point that neither Russia nor China vetoed summoning of NATO by UNSC. Note that I participated protests against both actions on Iraq and Libya, not at all co I liked ’em, but it was obvious to me t’d turn to SHTF and I was (unfortunately) right (again) 🙁 Now, sorry, but you don’t have a clear conscience when you deliberately bomb airliners, same for Saddam gassing Kurdish villages. Thus, under their own… Read more »

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5. Both nationalised oil revenue keeping the bulk of their export revenue in the country and excluded foreign companies from robbing them…….. sorry, but that it is a yes, but. Both as does Syria have National Oil Companies, that participate in projects with major (predominately) European Countries. Please add:- 6. Central Banks State Owned. 7. All dropped the US $ (Petrodollar); Syria for Euros, Iraq for Euros and Libya in Gold Dinars (that he wanted the whole of Africa to use. 8. All banned GMO seeds. 9. All had no IMF debt 10. The obvious one – they all have… Read more »

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The hooked nosed clan is most likely guilty of most of the things attributed to them, but they’re not the ones I see sitting on the world throne. They’re just one of the simple expendable pawns in the game of thrones, much like the US is, we haven’t even seen the major pieces yet, the Rooks, knights, bishops, queen and the king, at least we haven’t recognized them for what they really are. 8 Latin American countries have been trying to get rid of the Petrodollar, install nationally controlled reserve bank, renegotiate terms with IMF, and switch to using the… Read more »

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i agree with the italians here…

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Except that she’s telling lies : Italy ACTIVELY participated and even to a larger extend than France while despite being NATO, they could have refused either their airbases, or the transit of warplanes and also not participated the strikes.
This is total hypocrisy from this DM, looking for oil contracts in Libya, nothing else.

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“Italy ACTIVELY participated and even to a larger extend than France while despite being NATO”

It was the old Italian government, but unfortunately for you and your leftshit french government Italy is now in the national resistance axis with the new true nationalist government, and soon France will fall in the hands of nationalists and true patriots it’s only a matter of time, and you will flee France with your leftshit Macron to Saudi Arabia and Israel your true countries.

Long live to Italia, Austria, Hungary, death to the leftshits judeo-islamic traitors.

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I agree with the Italian Defense Minister. France and the UK under the guise of NATO backed the non-democratic GCC countries in their dismantling of Libya with all the consequences subsequently. The USA had a hand also with their intelligence and logistics support in the bombing of Libya. Libya today is a mess and divided yet the USA want to try the same in Syria with support once more of the GCC and several of the terrorist(rebel) groups.

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What a laugh! Italy actively participated the strikes on Libya! US, Italian, Spanish, Swede and Danish warplanes were taking off from Sigonella airbase in Sicilia while Italian and Canadian aircraft were taking off from Trapani, also in Sicilia. Gioia del Colle was used by UK+Italy, Decimomannu (Sardinia) by NL, UAE and Spain, Aviano by USA+Italy and Grosseto by Italy alone. Italy provided the most of airbases used for the Libyan operation while nobody forced her either at participating, providing air bases for the operations and she could even have forbidden her airspace… And considering a French prez decides of a… Read more »

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Why then Italy don’t you leave NATO now. You don’t belong to those warmongering tribes. Stand up for yourself.

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It is a shame and a disgrace that for the mistakes made by the ignorant french, now we italians have to pay the consequences. The french still are trying to destroy Italy with the african invasion, they have no shame, to h**l with them and with all the african epidemic. France should take all the responsibility for the african invasion, and they should stop meddling in the EU affairs trying to damage the other EU members, they have no right to do so, and they have to leave us Italians alone, we italians will fight against all odds to guard… Read more »