Hezbollah enters Israel and kidnaps two of their soldiers and that justifies their reaction of bombing Lebanon to hell. So, does that mean Italy could attack us and it would be “justified”?
Shortly after Sept. 11, 2001, the CIA targeted for abduction and rendition nearly a dozen Muslims living in Italy whom it suspected of having ties to al-Qaida, a senior Italian intelligence official has told prosecutors in Milan.
Meanwhile, aircraft flight records suggest the possibility of the CIA’s previously unsuspected involvement in the disappearance of Mohamed Morgan, an Islamist militant living in Milan now believed to be in an Egyptian prison.
The testimony about the CIA’s target list was given in June by Gen. Gustavo Pignero, a senior official of the Italian intelligence agency, SISMI, to prosecutors investigating the disappearance of an Egyptian-born imam, Osama Mustafa Hassan Nasr, also known as Abu Omar.
Pignero’s testimony is the first indication the CIA may have made far more extensive use than previously known of its paramilitary Special Operations Group to seize people suspected of terrorist links and render them without trial to Egypt and other Mideast countries for detention and interrogation.
After all, if the crossing of borders and conducting abductions on another country is reason to bomb someone, then Italy should be more than allowed to respond to the United States in such a manner.