Cynicism is warranted. If Italy could serve as a staging base for NATO attacks against one of the largest investors in its economy, why wouldn’t Nicolas Sarkozy participate in the operation? Hence the note of sarcasm in this badly copied anti-Libyan War flyer, found on Via Madama Cristina, in Turin.

“The dog guarding Gaddafi has six legs,” the text reads above an image of the late Libyan dictator, holding the mascot of Eni, Italy’s largest petroleum conglomerate, on a leash. Considering Gaddafi’s massive investments in Italy – in the banking and automotive industries, for example – Italy’s role in the conflict was anything but straightforward.

Photograph courtesy of Joel Schalit