Ghadaffi In Rome Again
By Micah Halpern
Sunday August 29, 2010
I've Been Thinking:
Libyan leader Muammar Ghadaffi is now in Rome, his fourth visit to Italy in a year.
Ostensibly, the purpose of this visit is the first anniversary of the reparations agreement between the two countries. The Italian government has agreed to pay Libya $9 billion because of the Italian occupation of Libya from 1911-1943.
But nothing Ghadaffi does is without serious symbolic value.
The Libyan leader has pitched his famous Bedouin tent. He has brought along 30 thoroughbred Berber horses and 40 body guards.
During a previous trip to Italy, in November of 2009, Ghadaffi hosted a lavish party for between 200 to 500 beautiful Italian women - all of whom were paid to attend. They were models and hostess and were told wear dresses that came to the knee. At the party Ghadaffi delivered a long lecture on the attributes of Islam and asked his guests to convert.
I can't wait to see what Ghadaffi has planned this time around.