Italy orders 26, count ’em, 26, US scumfucks to stand trial and 5 Italians including Italy’s ex-military intelligence chief and chum of Berlusconi, Nicolo Pollari. Who is also a good pal of Cheney and Rice:-
SAN FRANCISCO-Italian journalists and parliamentary investigators are hot on the trail of how pre-Iraq War Italian forged documents were delivered to the White House alleging that Saddam Hussein had obtained yellowcake uranium ore from Niger.
New links implicating Italian companies and individuals with then-Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi now raise the question of whether Berlusconi received a payback as part of the deal — namely, a Pentagon contract to build the U.S. president’s special fleet of helicopters.
According to La Repubblica, Nicola Pollari, the head of SISMI, tried to dispel the CIA’s misgivings about the authenticity of the yellowcake papers and failed. Castellaneta then arranged for Pollari to bypass the CIA and meet directly with then-National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice and Stephen Hadley, Rice’s chief deputy and currently national security advisor. The meeting took place on Sept. 9, 2002, in the White House, and has been confirmed by White House officials.
And check this:-
Those indicted include the former station chief of CIA operations in Milan, Robert Seldon Lady, who says his opposition to the proposal to kidnap the imam was over-ruled. –
So it goes higher (like we didn’t already know) and they probably won’t get to extradite the defendants, but along with Germany it’s a start.
UPDATE: And in related news:-
A top European investigator into alleged secret CIA detention centres and flights across the continent said Friday that the United States had turned down his request for a visit to the US prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The special investigator at the Council of Europe, the continent’s top human rights watchdog, said the US had denied him permission to question detainees at Guantanamo. “If I cannot speak freely with detainees – as I understand from the American reply – such a visit would be pointless,” Council investigator Dick Marty said in a statement.