The EU has established an operations headquarters in Rome under the command of an Italian rear-admiral as part of its plan for a military deployment to Libya. The Ashton thing has written to Ban Ki Moon, the UN secretary-general, offering the military assets, but hey! The overture has been declined.
The Libyan government, however, has
Dear God! It's like Ruritania meets Crossroads. You couldn't make this sort of stuff up. Even a comedy scriptwriter couldn't swing it. But never mind ... Pravda is on the case.
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