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February 17, 2005

Italy ignores hostage plea, extends presence in Iraq

Topics: Middle East News and Perspectives

At least there's one country in Europe willing to stay the course and not cave-in to the terrorists. Unlike Spain, Italy isn't willing to have the Islamists influence their national politics.

From Aljazeera:

...  Ignoring the tearful plea of a kidnapped journalist, Giuliana Sgrena, the Italian Senate voted on Wednesday to extend the presence of Italy's troops in Iraq.

...  141 senators voted in favour of the extension of the presence of Itlaian troops in Iraq beyond June, whereas 112 voted against the extension.

...  The Italian government rejected Sgrena's desperate plea. "It is obvious that the 'terrorists' want to influence Italian politics," said Roberto Calderoli, the Minister for Administrative Reforms.

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Related coverage: Digger's Realm and Jawa Report

Posted by Hyscience at February 17, 2005 9:14 PM



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