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40+ year old former teacher, linguist, interrogator, soldier, and lastly convict. We all do stupid things every once and awhile. I am an economic conservative and a firm believer in civil rights. Starting a new life now and frankly not sure what I am going to be doing.

22 March 2007

They did what?

I was all set today to do a nice inoffensive post on edible flowers in my yard. Something fun and easy.

But no. I had to hear this on the radio last night and then read about it in the NYT today. The Italians are busy screwing the Afghans.
for those who aren't up on the news, there was an Italian journalist, Daniele Mastrogiacomo, kidnapped in Southern Afghanistan 15 days ago. Yesterday the Italian Government pressured the Afghan government to release 5 Taliban prisoners in exchange for the release of the journalist. At least one of these Taliban militants, Ustad Yasir, has already released a statement on the Internet saying he was “grabbing two rifles to begin jihad again to hunt down invaders and fight nonbelievers,” . The Italian government is directly responsible for the death of every single person this man kills from here on out. And deaths caused by the other 4, at least a couple of which are sure to jump back into the fray too. Sadly enough, when the Italians got these people released for their journalist they weren't kind enough to insist that his interpreter also be released. His driver has already been killed and the interpreter will probably follow shortly if he isn't already dead. Good Job Italy!!! Way to go.


Blogger The Zombieslayer said...

Italians are lovers, not fighters. Almost every wimp joke I've ever heard relates to Italians or the French.

Like for instance, the shortest books in the world include Great English Chefs, Sober Irish, and Italian War Heroes.

But joking aside, this is wrong. Very wrong. And the worst way they could have possibly handled it.

4:03 PM  
Anonymous A.G.T. said...

Our NATO joke was, "Do you know the first thing they teach Italian recruits?"

And then you'd raise both arms over your like your were surrendering! :-)

5:31 PM  
Blogger exMI said...

Interestingly enough the Italian troops that were in Afghanistan at the same time I was were pretty good. Unfortunately their government seems to lack any sense of commitment.
NO wait, that is our government now...... Sigh......

12:29 PM  
Blogger thecutter said...

there is a post i put on my blog (well there are about five Afgan / italy posts on my blog, I'm Italian)!! that you might find interesting:

and http://peacepalestine.blogspot.com/2007/03/gino-strada-interview-daniele.html in particular. but, I'm going to leave a different link from my blog under your interesting post about colour! I think you will enjoy it!

11:31 AM  

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