Even though Italy, omd colonizer of Libya, entered the war providing only ‘limited military and logistical support’, it now leads 30 per cent of the war against Libya, on par with France and Great Britain. According to Italy’s Interior Ministry, the operation has already cost 1 billion Euros (US$ 1.3 billion).
Italy will thus be the next NATO-member that needs money. And the Italian taxpayer will pay it back by extra-high taxes and by privatisations. The Italian social network (healthcare, social welfare,) is slowly destroyed and the Italian State has already a big problem with the refugees coming from Africa.
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said now that he had ‘opposed the decision by western powers led by France and Britain to go to war in Libya’ and that ‘he had been forced’. He knows that he and his government are responsible for the economical and financial crisis in Italy.
Photo: Libya in 1940 – Green: Territory annexed into Italy – Light green: Libyan Sahara Territory – Dark gray: Other Italian possessions and occupied territory – Darkest gray: Kingdom of Italy