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Never too far from the Fourth Shore.

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Neither the Afghan nor the Syrian front create as many problems, in foreign policy, to President Obama's Administration, as the Libyan civil conflict. So, now that the situation in the former Italian colony seems to get out of control, it looks like the U.S. government remembered the special role that Italy has always played in that land: Italy's fourth shore; as someone had called it at time of the Empire. The following article originally appeared, as an editorial, on the Italian on-line magazine Analisi Difesa , and was published here with permission. (Thanks to J.J.P for reviewing the English text). Your comments, as usual. will be greatly appreciated. Now they have the gall to ask for our help. by Gianandrea Gaiani. (Translated from Italian by L. Pavese). “Italy, thanks to the privileged relationship that she has with Libya, could have a crucial role in the stability of that country, and we want to work with Rome.” These were the words of U.S. Sec