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A blog on the current crises in the Middle East and news accounts unpublished by the US press.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, October 27, 2005


The the Italian pejorative for paper is, "cartaccia", meaning ugly, meaningless, useless and possibly copious amounts of marks on rag.

La Repubblica writes today that Berlusconi's government is claiming that the FBI has closed the case on Italian involvement in Nigergate through the issue of a piece of cartaccia: a July 20, 2005 letter from the Director of the FBI officially informing them that its investigation of the forgeries forwarded from the magazine Panorama to the US Embassy in Rome on October 9 2002 clear Italy of any involvement.

Neat and tidy, huh?


Blogger shystee said...

Wow. Scratch each other's backs, much?

I'm still catching up, but...

Pronto in tavola, si mangia!

4:40 PM  

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