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Post5 Stars, Lega Nord to Form Coalition (Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 05/14/18 5:59 am)
The possibility of a government in Italy by the Movement 5 Stars of Di Maio and Lega of Salvini seems to be becoming a reality.
Both leaders were against the sanctions against Russia (and Iran). Unfortunately when Di Maio went to Washington to get orders, he lowered his pants while Salvini no. Therefore we do not yet know the program of their possible government.
Anyway, both Kurt Volker and John Kerry in interviews with Italian newspapers stated: "Italy cannot withdraw the sanctions against Russia."
Today (Monday May 14th), the two leaders will meet President Mattarella to get the green light on their coalition plans. However, this is not a certainty, as Mattarella, a good lackey of the Empire, will not give the green light to a government looking after the interests of Italy and not of the Empire.
JE comments: Aren't Italy's (economic) interests better served in a close relationship with the "Empire" (US), instead of kowtowing to Putin? Just thinking out loud...
"Lowering one's pants" sounds like a spicy Italian idiom. Spanish also uses it as a way to express submission. The meaning in English is clear, although it's also considered an act of defiance:
I'd like to drop my trousers to the Queen. Every sensible child will know what this means. (Morrissey of the Smiths)