No chemistry here as Mahmoud Jibril of Libya's Transitional National Council posess with Italy's Silvio Berlusconi after receiving Italy's pledge to unfreeze about $500 million -- read: tribute -- held in Italian banks on August. This apparently loveless match took place one day after talks with French President Nicolas Sarkozy (below). Still, Italy's ENI oil subsequently signed a memo with the NTC to resume oil activity -- activity that was ever so briefly in doubt given Italy's relationship with Qaddafi.
Here's the real thing -- at least on Sarkozy's part. Notice that glow of gleaming Euros about him. Could it be that sweet deal with the rebels that is lighting him up?
(Don't know who the middleman is, the guy with the zabibah.)
L'amour Libyane continues (below) today, Sarkozy holds hands (aww) with the NTC's Mustafa Abduljalil -- the same Mustafa Abduljalil, who, as Tripoli appeals court president, twice upheld the death sentences of the Bulgarian nurses. Forgive and forget, right? After all, it was Sarkozy's ex-wife Cecilia who helped negotiate the nurses' release in 2007.
Love for oil conquers all.