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.