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Wild man Gaddafi provokes Italy on first visit to Rome in 40 years(caption these photos)
The Times(UK) ^ | 06/10/09 | Richard Owen

Posted on 06/10/2009 11:20:17 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster

Wild man Gaddafi provokes Italy on first visit to Rome in 40 years

Richard Owen, Rome

Colonel Gaddafi has arrived in Rome at the start of an historic visit to Libya's former colonial masters with an archive photograph provocatively pinned to his chest showing the arrest of an anti-Italy guerilla fighter dubbed "The Lion of the Desert".

The photograph shows the arrest in 1931 by colonial Italian troops of the Libyan guerilla leader Omar al Mukhtar. Al Mukhtar's frail elderly son, who descended the aircraft steps with difficulty just behind Gaddafi in traditional white Arab robes, is part of the 300-strong delegation accompanying the Libyan leader. A Libyan financed 1980s feature film on the anti colonial struggle, The Lion of the Desert, was recently broadcast on Italian television for the first time.


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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: gaddafi; italy
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1 posted on 06/10/2009 11:20:17 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster

MAN he lood old you look old if you got punk by former Warner Bros studio actor


2 posted on 06/10/2009 11:22:28 AM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Lawd....what’s wrong with his face?


3 posted on 06/10/2009 11:22:38 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Obama. Clear and Pres__ent Danger.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Antonio Banderas is not aging well.
4 posted on 06/10/2009 11:22:38 AM PDT by avacado
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To: TigerLikesRooster

The pictures look like they were taken in the solarium at a bullfighters retirement home.


5 posted on 06/10/2009 11:22:41 AM PDT by TheClintons-STILLAnti-American
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To: TigerLikesRooster
He must be there to make a spaghetti western.
6 posted on 06/10/2009 11:23:04 AM PDT by ryan71 (We're in deep kimchi!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

He looks like a cartoon character...


7 posted on 06/10/2009 11:23:55 AM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Oh man, he looks like an age-progressed Keanu Reeves

I wonder what happened to his Chicken Colonel hat


8 posted on 06/10/2009 11:24:10 AM PDT by silverleaf ("Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal ( Martin Luther King))
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To: TigerLikesRooster

I wonder what the offspring of Gaddafi and Helen Thomas would look like?


9 posted on 06/10/2009 11:24:34 AM PDT by Ben Mugged (Unions are the storm troopers of socialism.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

10 posted on 06/10/2009 11:24:51 AM PDT by counterpunch (In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem. Government is the problem.)
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To: ryan71
He will be a new “Tuco.”
11 posted on 06/10/2009 11:25:10 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (LUV DIC -- L,U,V-shaped recession, Depression, Inflation, Collapse)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Alan Rickman as Mohammar Gaddafi.

12 posted on 06/10/2009 11:25:22 AM PDT by dead
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To: TigerLikesRooster

He looks like a roadie in “Spinal Tap”


13 posted on 06/10/2009 11:25:47 AM PDT by dennisw (Weakness is a Crime! Don't be a Criminal - Bernarr MacFadden)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Gaddafi bought 10% of Fiat in the mid-seventies for $471 million dollars...no doubt there discussing ‘business’ deals with Berlusconi especially in light of Fiat/Chrysler high profile case...no doubt wants position on board of Fiat in return for trade-offs.


14 posted on 06/10/2009 11:26:36 AM PDT by givemELL (Does Taiwan Meet the Criteria to Qualify as an "Overseas Territory of the United States"? by Richar)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Some one should photoshop him into that “We don’t need no steenking badges” scene. Get a sombrero on him and a bandolier


15 posted on 06/10/2009 11:27:47 AM PDT by dennisw (Weakness is a Crime! Don't be a Criminal - Bernarr MacFadden)
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To: dead

Same thing I thought!

[sorry Alan! no offense intended]


16 posted on 06/10/2009 11:30:40 AM PDT by Salamander (Cursed with Second Sight.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Just say NO to crack...

... and crackpots.

17 posted on 06/10/2009 11:30:56 AM PDT by theDentist (qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: SevenofNine

Oh, I like his lion ring!


18 posted on 06/10/2009 11:32:16 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (y)
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To: dead

“Gravity is such a bitch!!”


19 posted on 06/10/2009 11:33:25 AM PDT by Mr. Jazzy (No greater friend, no worse enemy -The United States Marine Corps.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Did Gaddafi really show up in Italy dressed like? Man, that guy is hilarious. He needs to be on MSNBC with his own political talk show. I bet he'd get higher ratings than Chrissy.

20 posted on 06/10/2009 11:33:29 AM PDT by StormEye
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To: TigerLikesRooster

“The Braying Jackass Of the Desert”


21 posted on 06/10/2009 11:37:54 AM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: SevenofNine

mickey rourke ping


22 posted on 06/10/2009 11:38:50 AM PDT by beebuster2000
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To: StormEye

Chrissy might get another tingly feeling up his leg..


23 posted on 06/10/2009 11:39:11 AM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Ughhh.... I think one of those goat’s eyes I had for breakfast must’ve been off.


24 posted on 06/10/2009 11:40:24 AM PDT by SeeSharp
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To: TigerLikesRooster
hey its Gene Simmons!
25 posted on 06/10/2009 11:41:08 AM PDT by DM1
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Look! Michael Jackson is now completely white.


26 posted on 06/10/2009 11:41:22 AM PDT by SeeSharp
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To: dead

LOL...I was just going to say he looked like Alan Rickman....an older and disheveled Alan Rickman.


27 posted on 06/10/2009 11:47:19 AM PDT by Crolis (Kill your television!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

I thought it was Michale Jackson for a moment!!!


28 posted on 06/10/2009 11:55:00 AM PDT by pikachu (Caution. The above is the view of a white male and will not be as well formed as one from a latina!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Talk about holding a grudge! But maybe the President of Italy should show up at the state dinner with pictures of Lockerbie and an old Libyan-sponsored slaughter at Fiumicino International airport.

No doubt they’ll be talking about Oil / Gas / and illegal immigration, seeing as most of the boats making land on Sicily are leaving from Gedaffiland.

As usual, the Libyan leader will be sleeping in a tent (in Villa Borghese) much to the distress of joggers and secret lovers.


29 posted on 06/10/2009 12:06:10 PM PDT by Youaskedforit
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To: TigerLikesRooster

My name is Imigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.

30 posted on 06/10/2009 12:08:38 PM PDT by CougarGA7 (I knew that Whopper was angry, but I didn't think it would try to kill me!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Good heavens. He looks completely insane.


31 posted on 06/10/2009 12:10:20 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: SeeSharp

I’m glad I’m not the only one who thought that.


32 posted on 06/10/2009 12:58:10 PM PDT by CzarNicky (The problem with bad ideas is that they seemed like good ideas at the time.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

OMG! He is ONE WEIRD LOOKING DUDE....

Seriously he looks ill. And he has had some BAD work done - trust on this.


33 posted on 06/10/2009 1:07:12 PM PDT by FeliciaCat (I like my money where I can see it...hanging in my closet.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Operation El Dorado Canyon...too bad we missed.


34 posted on 06/10/2009 1:09:59 PM PDT by wxgesr (I want to be the first person to surf on another planet!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

After all these years and he still is only a friggin colonel?


35 posted on 06/10/2009 1:25:38 PM PDT by Cyman
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To: SeeSharp

36 posted on 06/10/2009 1:47:49 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (When you put Democrats in charge, stupid things happen)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Drugs are bad...mmmkay?


37 posted on 06/10/2009 1:49:57 PM PDT by wxgesr (I want to be the first person to surf on another planet!)
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To: DM1

38 posted on 06/10/2009 2:26:02 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: dead

His eyes look dead...


39 posted on 06/10/2009 4:48:33 PM PDT by Marysecretary (GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL!)
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To: trisham

Yes, he does. That’s what I thought, too. His eyes are vacant.


40 posted on 06/10/2009 4:50:04 PM PDT by Marysecretary (GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL!)
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To: gaijin

That’s another sad case.


41 posted on 06/10/2009 4:50:52 PM PDT by Marysecretary (GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Gaddafi got a phone call from Michael Savage.

He wanted his facial hair back.

42 posted on 06/10/2009 4:57:08 PM PDT by x
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To: Youaskedforit
Talk about holding a grudge! But maybe the President of Italy should show up at the state dinner with pictures of Lockerbie and an old Libyan-sponsored slaughter at Fiumicino International airport.

No Worries.

Berlusconi doesn't need to get even that way

He is currently banging seven of Kha-Daffy-Duck's grandaughters; he'll have the last laugh.

43 posted on 06/10/2009 5:13:12 PM PDT by Castlebar
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To: TigerLikesRooster

no access to shampoo in libya??


44 posted on 06/10/2009 6:07:24 PM PDT by SendShaqtoIraq
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To: TigerLikesRooster

What’s really sad is that Libya-Cyrene was once one of the hubs of the Roman Empire and was an intrinsic part of the Mediterranean world and civilisation. It was civilised. Then the Moos under Mo came and ruined everything and North Africa’s been a pit since then. However, it seems that in Morocco recently, the Imazighen (Berbers to you and me) are rebelling against forced Arabization and really that slam is nothing more thananArab supremicist cult


45 posted on 06/11/2009 3:49:24 AM PDT by Cronos (Ceterum censeo, Mecca et Medina delendae sunt + Jindal 2K12)
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To: TigerLikesRooster; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows; Lucky9teen
Someone hit the duty free store...


46 posted on 06/11/2009 7:58:02 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (June 4, 2009 - the day Barack Obama threw all of America under the bus.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Almost as pretty as Mayor Nagin's uniform:


47 posted on 06/11/2009 7:59:26 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (June 4, 2009 - the day Barack Obama threw all of America under the bus.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster; Revolting cat!
Paging Dr. Gonzo...


48 posted on 06/11/2009 8:01:52 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (June 4, 2009 - the day Barack Obama threw all of America under the bus.)
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49 posted on 06/11/2009 8:03:29 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (June 4, 2009 - the day Barack Obama threw all of America under the bus.)
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To: StormEye

Both Chris Matthews and Momar Qaddafi are in love with Barack Obama. During the 2008 scampaign, Qaddafi told the people of his nation that Obama is a muslim. The media spin was that it was only detractors of Obama who made this claim.


50 posted on 06/11/2009 8:05:54 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (June 4, 2009 - the day Barack Obama threw all of America under the bus.)
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