For starters, the analyst notes, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's back and forth agonizing over whether Italy should join the proposed Western military operation in Libya is a "comedy of errors."
"In the ambiguous comedy of errors [now being] played out in the theater of politics, lead actor Renzi [first] proclaimed that in Libya 'Italy will play its part'." Then, "as soon as the Pentagon said that Italy will assume the role of 'guide', he declared that 'Italy's military mission in Libya is not the order of the day'. In reality, it has already begun, with special forces that the parliament has placed under the orders of the prime minister."
"However, before giving the official green light," Dinucci noted, Renzi "is waiting for the formation in Libya of a 'super-solid government which will not lead us to make the same mistakes we made in the past'. So while we wait for the mirage of a 'super-solid government' to materialize in the Libyan desert, let's take a look at that past."
"The head of the resistance, Omar al-Mukhtar, was captured and hanged in 1931. So began the demographic colonization of Libya, by setting apart the most fertile land and relegating the population to the arid land."
"At the start of the 1940s," Dinucci recalled, "Italy, now beaten, was replaced in Libya by Great Britain and the United States. Emir Idris al-Senussi, placed on the throne by the British in 1951, conceded to these powers the use of Libya's air, naval and land bases. Wheelus Field, at the gates of Tripoli, became the main US air and nuclear base in the Mediterranean."
"In 1956, King Idris concluded a deal which exonerated Italy of the damage done to Libya, and allowed the Italian community to maintain its patrimony. Libyan oil fields, discovered in the 1950s, ended up in the hands of the UK company British Petroleum, the US company Esso, and the Italian company Eni. The brutally repressed nationalist rebellion led to [an Egyptian-style] bloodless coup d'état in 1969 by the 'free officers' directed by Muammar Gaddafi."
The country's average annual GDP growth amounted to 7.5%, "Libyan citizens enjoyed universal access to primary and secondary education, and 46% had access to higher education." Moreover, "more than 2 million African immigrants found work there."
Prophetic warning of Libyan Colonel Myammar Gaddafi, shotly before his death: pic.twitter.com/Pnu8jSgtC7— I M (@imedved12) 14 ноября 2015 г.
The analyst reminded his readers that "this state, which constituted a factor of stability and development in North Africa, had, with its investments, favored the birth of institutions which would create financial autonomy and an independent currency for the African Union."
There you go! https://t.co/eHx6b7Dk87— Mike (@olemissliberal) 14 марта 2016 г.
"The Libyan state was therefore demolished by war and by attacks form the interior by special forces and terrorist groups. The resulting social disaster, which has created more victims than the war itself, especially among the immigrants, has opened the door for the reconquest of Libya." Ultimately, Dinucci asks: "What is Italy now marching into, as it stamps on the Constitution and revisits its colonial past?"