posted on Apr, 5 2013 @ 05:30 PM
Italy being blackmailed by a megalomaniacal country like the USA, this type of deal and news are expected, a norm rather an exception.
When US politicians/soldiers/civilians are being "Kidnapped,Renditioned and Executed" by the Jihadists and televised live with butter knives,
some will have to laugh to their heart content.
Italy just made themselves a target for those Jihadists if they want to make a statement.
S n F for bringing this to attention. Off topic but kinda of relevant : Back in the 80's here in NZ, we caught those Frogs (DGSE) for sinking of The
Rainbow Warrior and New Zealand was also strong-armed into deals by those Frogs.
After the bombing, the New Zealand Police started one of the country's largest police investigations. Most of the agents escaped New Zealand, but
two, Captain Dominique Prieur and Commander Alain Mafart – posing as married couple Sophie and Alain Turenge and having Swiss passports – were
identified as possible suspects with the help of a Neighborhood Watch group, and were arrested. Both were questioned and investigated, and their true
identities were discovered, along with the French government's responsibility. Both agents pleaded guilty to manslaughter and were sentenced to 10
years' imprisonment on 22 November 1985. France threatened an economic embargo of New Zealand's exports to the European Economic Community if the
pair were not released. Such an action would have crippled the New Zealand economy, which was dependent on agricultural exports to Britain. Hao
atoll In June 1986, in a political deal with Prime Minister of New Zealand David Lange, presided over by United Nations Secretary-General Javier
Pérez de Cuéllar, France agreed to pay NZ$13 million (USD$6.5 million) to New Zealand and apologise, in return for which Alain Mafart and
Dominique Prieur would be detained at the French military base on Hao Atoll for three years. However, the two agents had both returned to France by
May 1988, after less than two years on the atoll. Mafart returned to Paris on 14 December 1987 for medical treatment, and was apparently freed after
the treatment. He continued in the French Army and was promoted to colonel in 1993. Prieur returned to France on 6 May 1988, because she was pregnant,
her husband having been allowed to join her on the atoll. She, too, was freed and later promoted. The removal of the agents from Hao without
subsequent return was ruled to be in violation of the 1986 agreement
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