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Goals of Libyan war thrown into question.

Italy has a special relationship with Libya, which has been financially beneficial to both countries. This includes aggressive and highly effective actions by Gadaffi to halt the flow of illegal aliens from the African continent. Libya is also repatriating African illegal aliens back to Africa for the Italians. With Libya’s help, illegal immigration into Italy went from a flood to a trickle.

Since problems in Libya began, African boat people immediately began landing on Italian shores. No matter what you think of Gaddafi, he has been Southern Europe’s greatest ally in the fight against illegal immigration for the past few years.

Italy oil companies also have a special relationship with Libya, which Sarkozy hoped to acquire out from underneath the Italians by recognizing the rebels as the official government.

From EU Times…

* Tensions with Britain as Gates rebukes UK government over suggestion Gaddafi could be assassinated
* French propose a new political ‘committee’ to oversee operations
* Germany pulls equipment out of NATO coalition over disagreement over campaign’s direction
* Italians accuse French of backing NATO in exchange for oil contracts
* No-fly zone called into question after first wave of strikes ‘neutralises’ Libyan military machine
* U.K. ministers say war could last ’30 years’
* Italy to ‘take back control’ of bases used by allies unless NATO leadership put in charge of the mission
* Russians tell U.S. to stop bombing in order to protect civilians – calls bombing a ‘crusade’