Look, Schettino you might have been saved from the sea, but I will make your life difficult. Get on board, damn it!
The Italian Port Authority commander near Giglio, to Costa Concordia captain Francesco Schettino, as passengers scrambled off the listing ship while he apparently waited in a lifeboat. The audio of this conversation — in Italian with subtitles — is unbelievable.
Until the bombs started falling, Berlusconi and Gaddafi were much more than casual acquaintances and bilateral buddies. The two shared an intimate friendship that was evident every time they met. When other world leaders graciously shook hands, Berlusconi and Gaddafi were like giddy schoolmates in each other’s presence … The two men share a penchant for sexed-up, orgiastic celebrations, and the all-female security detail that Gaddafi traveled with seemed straight out of the Berlusconi playbook.
Barbie Nadeau on the close relationship between Berlusconi and Gaddafi, and