Tuesday, January 10, 2012

"Switzerland's long Libyan nightmare is finally over"

We have followed this story with the same rapt attention that we felt about the Swiss invasion of Liechtenstein in 2007, links below.
From Foreign Policy's Passport blog:
The multiyear diplomatic feud between Switzerland and Libya originally set off by enfant terrible Hannibal Qaddafi's 2008 hotel room assault on two of his servants has finally come to an end
The new Libyan government made the decision on Sunday and announced the news on Monday, leaving Libya free to do business with Switzerland as well as with Lebanon, which the late ruler Moammar Gaddafi had also boycotted.
The economic sanctions against Switzerland were the result of a diplomatic row between Switzerland and Libya over the arrest of Moammar Gaddafi’s son Hannibal in Geneva in July 2008.
The Swiss assault was just one of several violent incidents in European luxury hotels involving Hannibal during the last decade....MORE
HT: FT Alphaville's Further Reading 


September 2009 
Qaddafi proposes abolishing Switzerland
February 2010 
"Qaddafi declares jihad against Switzerland"
May 2010 
"Qaddafi accuses Switzerland of mass murder"

March 2011 
Switzerland Seizes Opportunity, Declares War on Libya
March 2011 
"New Qaddafi media strategy: Blame Denmark"

And the Liechtenstein stories:
"You can't trust the Swiss, that's the bottom line,"
"Snoop Dogg tries to rent entire country of Liechtenstein"