For a curious matter of coincidence in the USA and Italy we can testify two different cases of political blackmail from right-wing oriented parties. These are non-related situations, there are no direct ties between American Republicans and Italian PdL.
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Posted in Barack Obama, Geopolitcs, Italy, Politics, Sometimes they come back, USA, tagged Abu Omar, Armando Spataro, CIA, extraordinary rendition, Giorgio Napolitano, Hassan Mustafa Osama Nasr, Joseph L. Romano, legal pardon, Marco Mancini, Nicolò Pollari, Robert Seldon Lady, SISMI on September 13, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
Last Wednesday, September 11th, a former CIA officer named Robert Seldon Lady (1) sent to the Italian President of the Republic, Mr. Giorgio Napolitano a formal request for legal pardon (2) for the consequences of an extraordinary rendition (3) operation held in Italy in the year 2003.
Mr. Lady, with more than twenty CIA agents and a number of Italian SISMI agents, was indicted “in absentia” for the kidnapping of an Egyptian citizen, Mr. Hassan Mustafa Osama Nasr (usually called Abu Omar). Later he was sentenced with other american officers, still “in absentia”. It was a CIA operation, held with the active cooperation of elements of Italian secret services. Mr. Abu Omar (4) was taken away from Italy, detained, tortured and interrogated from CIA agents in Egypt who were looking for terrorist plots in Europe; the main idea was about him as a recruiter for an Al-Quaeda linked organization.
Posted in Barack Obama, Geopolitcs, Politics, USA, War, tagged John Kerry, Kuwait, Middle East, military intervention in Syria, Oman, Persian Gulf, PMC, Private Military Company, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Secretary of State, Syria on September 9, 2013 | 4 Comments »
We have to congratulate with John Kerry for a rare moment of truth between the federal administration of the USA and the public. The current Secretary of State was attending a hearing in the House of Representatives last Wednesday (September 4th, 2013) and answering a question admit loud and clear that foreign countries have offered to pay the bill for the military intervention in Syria.
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In this final TV debate, mostly dedicated to foreign policy, the upper hand goes straight for Obama. It’s well known that this is the weak side for Romney and the republican candidate has been caught many times in trouble, even giving his approvation to some of the president’s own choices.
Obama looks coherent, competent and influential fullfilling his role as commander in chief. His only mistake stands on the missed opportunity to nail his opponent down, the democrat candidate seems at a loss when it comes to draw the final punch.
Romney try harder, speaking about economics, to win back the confidence he needs to win the elections and uses every opportunity hw could find to score some good point. Once again Obama reacts well but almost missed the choice to draw away some pressure usign the many contradictions of his opponent.
The audience was huge and the first polls show good results for Obama, in the next few days more polls will tell if the democrats have closed the gap. Swinging states are always the strongest factor in the 2012 elections but some observer adds to the list states like North Carolina, raising the stakes for the november race.
My virtual money stays on Obama, still with a narrow margin of victory.
Third debate for the 2012 presidential campaign and a strong comeback for Barack Obama. For the democrats was the last chance to block the uprising efforts of Mitt Romney and the current president showed for good what means to be in charge.
Romney has been caught off guard a couple of times and slipped on the recent Libyan crisis, giving quite a bad image of himself. Confused on facts and figures, the republican candidate now has to find a way to put new wind in its sails in order to regain confidence.
Obama played this debate like a game of chess but failed to win a larger consensus. He acts like a good commander in chief but still miss the choice to crush his adversary under the weight of Romney’s own errors. He still looks too cold, too much upper class to stand as a real leader.
Now the things are going to be rough. In the next few days the polls will say how much Obama has recovered and how many states are still disputed. More and more money will be used for television spots and political ads, both contenders will focus primarly on Ohio and Florida.
Once again, my virtual money is on Obama. Still waiting to know what he will do in the next four years.