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Wednesday, November 04, 2009


A small gleam of justice in the world

An Italian court on Wednesday convicted 22 CIA operatives and a U.S. Air Force colonel of orchestrating the kidnapping of a Muslim cleric in Milan in 2003 and flying him to Egypt, where he said he was later tortured. (Source)
I found this equally interesting:
The judge in the case, Oscar Magi, said three other Americans, including the former Rome station chief for the CIA, were covered by diplomatic immunity.
So if you're a "diplomat," even a CIA agent posing as a diplomat, it's ok if you kidnap someone? How about murder? I mean, being exempt from parking tickets is one thing, but isn't this carrying it a bit too far?

And, just asking, did it really take 26 people to kidnap someone? No wonder government budgets are so bloated!

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