Italy warrants for 22 purported CIA operatives - Page 2




 
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December 30th, 2005  
03USMC
 
 
Send all 22 warrants to me , or at least certified copies there of. I will make a diligent search for the subjects (as required by law) really I will.

Then I will stamp them UNABLE TO LOCATE, and return them to the issuing court,
December 31st, 2005  
DTop
 
 
Here's the latest I've found.
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Italy's Pursuit of CIA Operatives Stalls

Resistance by Berlusconi government and apathy about being able to keep the U.S. from infringing sovereignty fetter case of imam spirited abroad.

by Tracy Wilkinson
ROME - The secret agents who captured Abu Omar weren't very secret.

In the days surrounding their abduction of the radical Egyptian cleric on a Milan street nearly three years ago, they chatted openly on their cellular phones, ran up huge bills at luxury hotels and even managed to let their rental cars be photographed by traffic cameras as they drove illegally through pedestrian walkways


The rest of the story
December 31st, 2005  
MontyB
 
 
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Originally Posted by Whispering Death
You're telling me the CIA actually screw things up? I never would have imagined they'd be incompetent since... uh... didn't they do something right back in the 60s?

By the way, not a huge sanction there. You get to abduct a citizen in his own country and your punnishment is you can't have cheese and wine in Milan anymore.
Its not just Italy they can be arrested in its all EU nations which to some degree limits their effectiveness, on top of this it wouldnt surprise me if the arrest warrants went pretty much worldwide (New Zealand has had French agents arrested in Switzerland almost 15 years after the initial event) so I wouldnt treat it too lightly.
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December 31st, 2005  
Damien435
 
 
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Originally Posted by Welshwarrior
MILAN, Italy -- The trick is known to just about every two-bit crook in the cellular age: If you don't want the cops to know where you are, take the battery out of your cell phone when it's not in use.
Quick question, why should these CIA operatives be trying to hide their location from a government that they were working with at the time?
January 1st, 2006  
Welshwarrior
 
 
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Originally Posted by Damien435
Quick question, why should these CIA operatives be trying to hide their location from a government that they were working with at the time?
Italian prosecutors said the CIA operation was an egregious violation of national sovereignty, a call taken up by some members of the political left. The prosecutors say that rather than furthering the war on terrorism, the stated goal of the Bush administration, the abduction was a setback.

"Kidnapping Abu Omar was not only a crime against the state of Italy, but also it did great damage to the war on terrorism," lead prosecutor Armando Spataro told the Los Angeles Times over the summer, even as he amassed more evidence and lengthened the list of suspects. "We could have continued the investigation and found evidence on other people. He would be on trial by now.

Anything else I can help you with?
January 2nd, 2006  
Damien435
 
 
Thanks but I am only interested in the facts, as others have said this looks more to me like political double talk than anything else.
January 14th, 2006  
Mohmar Deathstrike
 
 
American operatives also kidnapped and imprisoned a German citizen in Germany. The German government were being spineless pussies about it so you probably haven't heard of it.

He was an American airman who defected into East Germany and by default beame a citizen of the Federal Republic of Germany upon reuinification. Now, I understand why the Americans would want to put him in jail. What makes me sick is how weak the German government does not try to defend its sovereignty.
January 14th, 2006  
03USMC
 
 
The US not recognize dual citizenship for it's citizens, especially if that citizenship is invoked to prevent arrest or prosecution for a crime while claiming US citizenship.
January 15th, 2006  
Marinerhodes
 
 
It seems to me that it is indeed someone wishing to make a political statement rather than any true intent of wrongdoing. But then again I am a US citizen and I can do what I want in Italy and my government will back me up whrther I am right or wrong...right? Right? Uncle Sam where did ya go?
January 16th, 2006  
Mohmar Deathstrike
 
 
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Originally Posted by 03USMC
The US not recognize dual citizenship for it's citizens, especially if that citizenship is invoked to prevent arrest or prosecution for a crime while claiming US citizenship.
Whatever. My point is that they broke German law in Germany and nobody tried prosecuting them.