The Italians Are Not Giving Up

From Holden:

They’re still looking into Chimpy’s extraordinary renditions.

An Italian prosecutor asked an appeals court Wednesday to issue arrest warrants for six more purported CIA operatives, accusing them of helping plan the kidnapping of an Egyptian radical Muslim cleric in 2003.

An Italian court issued warrants for 13 purported CIA officials last month but turned down a request by prosecutor Armando Spataro to issue warrants for six Americans accused of helping prepare the abduction of Osama Moustafa Hassan Nasr.

The prosecutor’s request, obtained by The Associated Press, said the six were involved in studying the area in Milan where the cleric was seized and his habits, as well as the best routes to the highway the kidnappers would use to bring the Egyptian to Aviano, a joint U.S.-Italian air base north of Venice.


The prosecution repeated its contention that the abduction was a grave violation of Italian sovereignty and that it damaged an Italian anti-terrorism operation.