I don’t see anybody lining up to “penetrate Libya” – do you?

Published: October 20, 2014 at 6:27pm

Our prime minister, on Fox News (of all things) said that Malta’s good economic fortune as compared to the problems in Greece, Ireland, Spain and Portugal is all due to it’s – all together now – STRATEGIC POSITION IN THE MEDITERRANEAN.

Nothing to do with his predecessors’ economic policies, of course.

Any investor who wants to “penetrate North Africa, to penetrate Libya” he says – he appears to be spending a little too much time with Cyrus Engerer – will come here to Malta because it is in Europe but within penetrating distance of North Africa.

I suppose he means his chief of staff and his cousin Ryan the Meat-Seller, and their friend Darren Casha tal-Medasia.

This was last year, and once more he showed great foresight in foreign and investment policy – just as he did with his comparisons to Iceland, Cyprus and with his belief that we would be better off out of the EU.

19 Comments Comment

  1. Jozef says:

    Imma le ta’ Daphne, kellna dak li qed jissejjah l-Osama Bin Laden l-gdid hawn Malta.

    Halli m’ghedna xejn lil Ispanjoli li jriduh fuq l-attentati li hallew nies innocenti mejta f’Madrid.

    Mhux prudenti.

    Forsi ghalhekk Gorg Vella il-hin kollu jokrob fuq ISIS fil-Libja, ghax qed jaqilbuha lil Al Qaeda.

    Nahseb anke KMB beda’ jitkaza, jekk jaf x’inhu jigri.

  2. dutchie says:

    “Don’t trow money to the docs” is the lesson for Obama.

  3. nadia says:

    From The Malta Independent’s report on the visit of the Libyan delegation (or the escaping from Libya of the government): “the United States were not informed with this visit.” It’s not only Malta Today and Times’ journalists who can’t write proper English.

  4. WhoamI? says:

    Geeez. That’s it. I finally cracked it. Whoever has got a bit more than a million and a huge dangler can come to Malta (we’ll give him a passport) and penetrate Libya from here. They’ll love it.

    It was all about the dangler.

    You’re right. He’s spending too much time with Cyrus+Randolph (never one without the other please) and Ray.

  5. mf says:


    Look at him, caught holding a fork when soup is raining from the skies.


  6. WhoamI? says:



    Sorry, Daphne, but I really had to get that off my chest.

  7. RF says:

    Does the PL statute demand that the leader has to be an oddball? Looks like it from string of last leaders.

    • Neo says:

      Last string? Make it all leaders. Don’t forget that the MLP started with Dom Mintoff. It has no history before that.

  8. ghalgolhajt.com says:

    “strategic position” is so passe’ and banal as an explanation for our so called success. How about thriving tourism and a very thrifty population of only 430K with very low expectations ?

  9. Ninu Ninellu says:

    Someone needs to penetrate his brain with decency and good sense.

  10. Lomax says:

    Out of subject, but doesn’t this article remind you of something which happened in Malta about three months ago? “The use of forced psychiatric treatment against dissidents”?


  11. Wilson says:

    I guess the magic has worn out.

  12. bob-a-job says:

    ‘he appears to be spending a little too much time with Cyrus Engerer’

    For some weird reason Joseph and Cyrus seem to be backing each other. One day in the not to distant future, one of them is going to get caught with his pants down.

    It is never safe to have Cyrus behind you and particularly if he plans to stealthily record you on his mobile phone – something he’s boasted of having done or at least wanted to do and this is no rumour.

  13. M says:


    Fifteen people for talks regarding what considering the situation in Libya at the moment?

    But then big daddy would probably say it is nothing to worry our pretty little head about.

  14. H.P. Baxxter says:

    The government is lining us up so that it can penetrate us.

  15. A VELLA says:

    With all that is happening in Malta, I am becoming more and more convinced that the Italian film Qualunquemente is based solely on the situation of our beloved country.

  16. Arnold Layne says:

    “Syria is going in the right direction”; “…need a UN rubber stamp”. What is he on about?

  17. Lizz says:

    Well, he surely penetrated the Maltese populace, I’ll give him that.

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