DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 24, 2011
The chaotic slipstream of the Arab Revolt is keeping the sensitive oil industry and the nuclear arms race situation in constant turmoil. Saudi Arabia is ready to cripple Iran's oil exports and strike Syria's energy resources. Berlusconi hopes to beat Obama to an deal for Libyan oil by secretly switching his support from the rebels to Muammar Qaddafi.
DEBKAfile Special Report June 22, 2011
Three months after the first NATO bombardments in Libya, Italy has called for an immediate halt in hostilities "to allow humanitarian aid to reach civilians." debkafile: Since 90 per cent of NATO's air strikes come from bases and command centers in Italy, Rome's pullout badly jolts the entire war effort. Even if France carries on operations from the aircraft carrier the Charles de Gaulle and Britain from its air bases in Cyprus, the war on Muammar Qaddafi will be seriously jeopardized.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 3, 2010
Italian PM Berlusconi said Tuesday the state-controlled oil giant Eni SpA had withdrawn from developing a southern Iranian oilfield (a small project) and promised to "block new investments in oil and gas."
His silence on current rather than future investments shows which way the wind is blowing. His Israeli hosts withheld comment on
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 31, 2010
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