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Pelosi visits Italy amid crisis in Libya
TheHill ^ | 03/18/11 | Mike Lillis

Posted on 03/18/2011 6:13:48 PM PDT by ColdOne

Accompanied by a small bipartisan band of House lawmakers, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) arrived in Italy Friday to visit with U.S. troops amid the ongoing political uprising in nearby Libya.

The excursion — Pelosi's first official trip abroad this year — comes a day after the United Nations passed a resolution allowing a no-fly zone over Libya and authorizing the international community to take "all necessary measures" to protect Libyan civilians.

Italy has lobbied other countries for help to deal with the refugee crisis as Libyans flee their homeland amid the violence. The Libyan government called for an "immediate ceasefire" after the passage of the U.N. resolution

Pelosi on Friday hailed the U.N. resolution as "a clear signal" to Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi that "the violence against your own citizens must end and the Libyan people must be free to choose their own destiny, free from intimidation."

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 201103; 20110318; democrats; italy; junkets; libya; mafia; mafiaprincess; mica; pelosi; pelositrip; roguediplomacy; trips

1 posted on 03/18/2011 6:13:51 PM PDT by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

This witch has logged more than enough miles.

Time to cut off ALL travel by our elected officials.

What a sickening display of hubris.


2 posted on 03/18/2011 6:21:08 PM PDT by Carley (WISCONSIN STREET NO DIFFERENT THAN THE ARAB STREET. UGLY AND VIOLENT)
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To: ColdOne

The Pope Has Issued a Release No Photo ops for Nancy Pelosi No Visa to Enter vatican! Go Away unless it is for a Long Confession


3 posted on 03/18/2011 6:24:27 PM PDT by philly-d-kidder (AB-Sheen"The truth is the truth if nobody believes it,a lie is still a lie, everybody believes it")
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To: ColdOne

Does Nan always take a taxpayer-funded vacation to Italy for spring break?

Imagine her shopping bags


4 posted on 03/18/2011 6:27:15 PM PDT by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: ColdOne

This is nothing but a party junket and shopping spree for these shameless pukes.


5 posted on 03/18/2011 6:34:25 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: ColdOne
to visit with U.S. troops

I'll bet the boys and girls are totally excited to shake hands with Nancy. Gotta be the thrill of a lifetime for a soldier. /s

6 posted on 03/18/2011 6:38:33 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Nervous Tick

“party junket”

Why so cynical? This is a “fact-finding mission.”

If fact-finding means an opportunity for tax-payer
funded sightseeing, fine dining and souvenier hunting.


7 posted on 03/18/2011 6:43:38 PM PDT by tumblindice
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To: ColdOne

...I wonder which side she is working for.....


8 posted on 03/18/2011 6:49:29 PM PDT by IrishCatholic (No local Communist or Socialist Party Chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing!)
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To: ColdOne

Somehow, I don’t see a long or bright political future for John Mica (R,FL).


9 posted on 03/18/2011 7:13:07 PM PDT by Mobties (Reduce the government footprint! Let the markets work!)
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To: ColdOne

Hopefully, they’ll fly her into Lybia and drop her on the ground with the rebels. She can get a real close up look at people FED UP with their leaders!! Just dreaming before I go to bed!!!


10 posted on 03/18/2011 7:13:23 PM PDT by Thank You Rush
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To: ColdOne
the only American bases I know of in Italy is Caserma Ederle in Vicenza - the primary U.S. Army base in Southern Europe, home base for the 173rd AIRBORNE.

the other is U.S. Base Camp Darby in the Province of Pisa.

Her feet should never touch the same ground as our troops - MOST particularly our SKY SOLDIERS.

I mentally SPIT on her.

11 posted on 03/18/2011 7:14:25 PM PDT by maine-iac7 ("We stand together or we fall apart" mt)
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To: Carley

“Time to cut off ALL travel by our elected officials.”

For most of ‘em, “travel” should consist of walking from one side of the exercise yard to the other, and then back to the cellblock;)


12 posted on 03/18/2011 7:18:41 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: ColdOne
She spews: “America is a land discovered by an Italian, named for an Italian, and built by millions of Italian Americans,”

Is she that stupid or does shes think we are? Still spouting the lie.

Even Columbus never claimed to have ‘discovered’
America. He knew the Vikings were here 500 years before his voyages and the they explored the eastern coast of North America - (They had winter quarters on Cape Cod and attempted to establish a community up the Hudson, but abandoned it after a fierce winter.

Columbus married into a wealthy family of cartographers...and had access to maps that showed the continents.

And 100 years before Columbus sailed, Sir Henry Sinclair sailed from the Orkneys in Scotland to Nova Scotia - with over a dozen of his own ships and families - he ALREADY owned land there. (Nova Scotia means New Scotland.)

Then there the famous Zeno Brothers navigators - and their famous maps.

Columbus never set out to discover a new continent - He knew north and south America were here - his goal was to sail BETWEEN them to establish a back route to India - for the wealth of the spice trade. (They DIDN'T know there was CENTRAL America in the way...and no Panama Canal ;o)...)

When he first hit the islands and found the natives, he thought he at first thought he'd reached the backside of India and called them - “Indians.”

He made three voyages, slaughtered whole tribes on natives, enslaved what he could and set about to set himself up as ruler. He was hauled back to Spain in chains by order of the Queen.

And yet, the myth is still taught in the schools and spewed forth by dumb a*ses like peelface of a hero discoverer of America.

13 posted on 03/18/2011 7:44:35 PM PDT by maine-iac7 ("We stand together or we fall apart" mt)
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To: IrishCatholic
...I wonder which side she is working for.....

I don't

14 posted on 03/18/2011 7:46:15 PM PDT by maine-iac7 ("We stand together or we fall apart" mt)
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To: Frank_2001

The only Republican to attend was Mica of Florida. That old gasbag should have been dumped years ago. To legitimize a trip that allows Pelosi to pick up scarves at bargain prices is obscene.


15 posted on 03/18/2011 7:52:35 PM PDT by Melchior
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To: ColdOne

Thank you Archbishop Niederauer.

Freegards


16 posted on 03/18/2011 7:55:52 PM PDT by Ransomed
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To: IrishCatholic
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17 posted on 03/18/2011 7:59:28 PM PDT by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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To: ColdOne

This can lead to no good.


18 posted on 03/18/2011 10:27:02 PM PDT by DGHoodini (Iran Azadi)
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