"Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please." (Mark Twain)
Monday, June 27, 2005
Wow. If it is the case that 13 CIA operatives have been so thoroughly outed in the Italian press, the implications are mindboggling. This represents an enormous loss of intelligence assets, at the hands of one of our closest allies. Reuters is now reporting that Italy will seek extradition of the fugitives, which means that the US government might now find itself simultaneously embroiled in two potentially explosive extradition battles (the case of Luis Posada Carriles being the other).
Of course, the question on most observers' minds is why. Is it a payback for the killing of Nicolo Calipari? Or is it something much simpler, nothing more than an ethical rejection of the Boy King's torture policies? It's impossible to say, at this point, but it will be interesting to watch developments as they unfold.