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A blog on the current crises in the Middle East and news accounts unpublished by the US press.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).

Thursday, February 08, 2007

WANTED, in Italy

New York Army National Guard Specialist Luis Mario Lozano has been indicted in Italy for the 2005 fatal shooting of Italian intelligence agent Nicholas Calipari and the wounding of reporter Giuliana Sgrena and Carabiniere Major Andrea Carpani.

There is a judicial mutual assistance treaty in force between Italy and the United States that would require the extradition of Specialist Lozano but don't expect it to be enforced. Prime Minister Prodi has been declared, like Spain's Zapatero, persona non grata in the United States by the Bush Administration. If Prodi applied for a visa, to visit the US, it would not be granted! Imagine --these gentlemen are NATO allies who have lose valuable personnel, both military and civilian, in Iraq and Afghanistan!

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Anonymous idyllopus said...

Ok. I was wondering why, out of the blue, I had a number of visits to the below post on the US Commission report yesterday:

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