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Berlusconi Gaffe On Gaddafi Meeting

The two Romeos of the Mediterranean met in Rome most probably to discuss important issues such as which one has the most contact with women. Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi arrived with his all female body guard, dressed in khaki uniforms and red berets, while Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi gave them a good look over. The Italian leader has been beset with newspaper controversy over photos showing wild parties at the estate of Berlusconi including naked women. Gaddafi also had issues with photographs because on his chest was a photo of the Libyan hero Omar Mukhtar, the “Lion of the Desert” on the day before the Italians hung him. The Libyan lion of the night has arranged to meet with 700 Italian women in a gesture most probably designed to show Berlusconi he can win the the female game.

Berlusconi has apologized for the Italian era of being a colonial power and turned over about $5 billion to Libya. However, many members of parliament will boycott the Gaddafi speech because they do not wish to honor a man who imprisons the opposition and has been known to use torture or executions of those who oppose. There is considerable anger among some Italians of the latest Berlusconi agreement with Libya which allows the Italian navy to intercept asylum seekers and return them to Libya.

Iran Defiant As Ever But Is Defiance The Road To Defeat?

The government of President Ahmadinejad continues issuing defiant statements which come close to daring other nations to unleash military action. Muammar Gaddafi, of Libya, who once tried that approach, warns the Iranian government, “What Iran is doing is pure vanity. If a decision is taken against Iran, it will suffer the same fate as Iraq.. Iran is no stronger than Iraq and will be unable to resist.” The reality is Iran’s oil areas could be bombed and production of the main source of revenue ended in a country where at least one out of three people lack meaningful work. There is no question Iran could fire missiles and some would cause serious damage, but the reality is counter blows by the American and Israeli air force would wipe out most Iranian centers of industry and communication.

Israeli General Daniel Milo told the press his nation has an effective response to all of Iran’s ballistic missiles. Israeli military experts did not see any significant technological breakthrough in recent Iranian missile tests. Iran boasts of new guided systems installed in the Shihab missile but Israel discounts there is any of importance.

Saddam Hussein overplayed his hand and boasted of his ability to handle any invading army, he is now dead. It is time for Iran to tone down the rhetoric of defiance and work with nations of the world. The alternative might be as Gaddafi points out, Iran will cease to exist.