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Saturday was an official day of mourning in Libya. Not for Muslim brothers dead-set on killing Westerners, but as part of an attempt to get Italy to apologize for occupying Libya from 1911-1952.
According to this BBC report, anyone from outside Libya who called in today got this recording:”As part of the mourning over the victims of the savage crimes committed by the Italian fascists against the Libyan people, all international telecommunications are to be halted today.”
News broadcasts were aired in black and white. The airports were closed except for a brief opening to accept a plane with an Arab League representative (as noted earlier in The Corner).
The studly Italian PM Berlusconi is scheduled to travel to Libya on Monday.