Nur al-Cubicle

A blog on the current crises in the Middle East and news accounts unpublished by the US press. Daily timeline of events in Iraq as collected from stories and dispatches in the French and Italian media: Le Monde (Paris), Il Corriere della Sera (Milan), La Repubblica (Rome), L'Orient-Le Jour (Beirut) and occasionally from El Mundo (Madrid).

Friday, March 03, 2006

Anniversary of the murder of Nicola Calipari

A memorial service was held today for Italian hostage negotiator Nicola Calipari, who was gunned down a darkened checkpoint on the road to Baghdad Airport by a US patrol. President Ciampi of Italy was in attendance.

For my part, I am convinced that the dark hand of some DOD operative and Rummy chum decided to put a stop to negotiations between Italian agents and rebels on the release of Italian hostages which resulted in multi-million dollar ransom payments. A stern telegram from Rumsfeld delivered in cold blood. At the service, the Undersecretary to the Prime Minister, Gianni Letta, finally suggested that Calipari's death was not the result of fate.

Meanwhile, Wayne Madsen, former NSA agent, told Sigfrido Ranucci of 'Rai News24' in an interview today that the NSA knew the exact position of Calipari on the night of the ambush. Madsen affirms that the NSA monitors all cellphone conversations continuously and the phone numbers are recorded.


Blogger raf* said...

dear nur,

"murder" is premeditated. got any proof that the soldiers shooting at the car had planned to kill him?



12:09 PM  
Blogger Pocho said...

Yes, the premeditation occurred when the murderers took the oath or enlistment in the US military.

3:54 AM  

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