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    Thursday, May 04, 2006

    Heart-wrenching news from Italy

    On Monday, the Washington Post reported a story about three Italian soldiers who were killed in a roadside bomb in Iraq. The article claims that Iran was not only involved in the attack, but complicit in planning and orchestrating it.
    Iranian agents were accused yesterday of masterminding a bomb attack that killed three Italian soldiers in Iraq last week and intensified political pressure for the incoming government to speed up its withdrawal of troops from that country.
    But what would otherwise be merely a tragic story is shaping up to be a disturbing tale of deception and underhanded politics.

    Gateway Pundit has new details on the story out of Italy that makes me sick. According to GP, Italian intelligence officials claim that Italian citizens (members of the Italian communist party) helped Iranian terrorists with the attack in hopes that the news of the soldiers' deaths would help pressure an Italian withdrawal of troops. They appear to be successful on both counts.
    An article on L’Opinione reports (in Italian) that anti-globalization and communist groups based in Italy, among which is the infamous “anti-imperialist camp” (that collecting “Euros for the Iraqi resistance”) coordinated with Islamic terrorists in Iraq to attack our troops in Nassiryiah. The Italian intelligence heard phone conversations in which the red fundamentalists instructed the Islamists about how and when to kill our soldiers. It seems that the attack was organized in order to pressure Mr. Prodi to speed the pullout from Iraq.
    (From Publius Pundit)
    Notice the similarity between the "anti-imperialist camp" collecting Euros for the Iraqi resistance and Code Pink, which gave $600,000 to a group sympathetic with Iraqi insurgents. However disturbing Code Pink's actions have been, the allegation that these Italians not only actively aided in a plot to kill their own soldiers, but did so in order to force a withdrawal of troops is disturbing.

    For now, the story appears to be only speculation, however I will continue to monitor any developments.


    Blogger prying1 said...

    If true it sounds like treason to me - Wonder if it will backfire on the commies or will the Italians yawn?

    11:39 PM  
    Blogger prying1 said...

    Is this the same group that had that one 'reporter' that was captured, released, and had her associate shot up as they raced toward a checkpoint?

    I know she was an Italian Commie but was there an association of groups?

    11:42 PM  
    Anonymous Chad Evans said...

    When I read this story, again which is only an allegation at this point, it made me thankful our anti-war camps only hold up signs supporting the "Iraqi resistance."

    12:46 AM  
    Blogger AubreyJ said...

    Good footwork Cricket...
    I flat missed this one.
    Will definitely have to do some follow-up on this story.
    Never know... might just have legs on it...
    Thanks for posting it...

    9:46 AM  
    Blogger Debbie said...

    This is truly troubling times for Italy. Silvio B. has proposed that Italians hold back their taxes until something is done concerning a 'proper' President for italy.

    This will certainly bring attention to the Prodi government and some of his weird appointments (a Muslim and a transvestite, to name two).

    Italy is heading toward communism, anti-Americanism, etc. if Prodi continues.

    Thanks for commenting on my post at In the Bullpen. Stop by and visit Right Truth if you have time.

    Nice blog.

    Right Truth

    4:51 AM  
    Blogger T.L. Stanley said...

    Good post. Keep us informed. Italy has been a hotbed of Communists and radicals for some time now. Take care.

    5:14 AM  

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