Enzo Baldoni, the journalist that has been taken as hostage in Iraq, has been murdered. 🙁
He was a blogger, as me and (probably) you. He was well known in the Internet community.
Probably you don’t know italian situation: in Italy we’re living the war in Iraq in a worst way.
We should not gone in Iraq. Only Blair+Bush. But we’ve go the same. In recent elections italians have expressed live the orientation we shouldn’t partecipate to this war (which our government obstinately calls “peace operation”), and we are the same.
The Pope did in 2003 all His possibility to avoid the entry of Italy in this Iraqi war, but nobody heared the Pope.
Mr.Berlusconi (our “prime minister”) didn’t it.
This is the result. Enzo isn’t the first civilian to be murdered -captive, not to mention italian soldiers.
How many lives we must still lose for this insulse-war? I don’t speak only of italians, but also Iraqi people, also Usa soldiers…
Here it’s the “wonderful” and completely useless declarations of our foreign minister:
Thursday 26 August 2004, 14:02 Makka Time, 11:02 GMT
Italy is prepared to pull its troops out of Iraq if the interim government in Baghdad requests it, Foreign Minister Franco Frattini has told Aljazeera.
But his government has insisted it will not bow to pressure from the captors of an Italian journalist who have demanded a troop withdrawal from Iraq.
Frattini’s message was delivered on Thursday, one day after the family of Italian journalist Enzo Baldoni appealed to his Iraqi captors, via Aljazeera, to release him.
“We are ready to pull out of Iraq, even tomorrow, if the government of Mr (Iyyad) Allawi asks us,” said Frattini, speaking just hours ahead of the expiry of a deadline set by Baldoni’s captors for Italy to withdraw its 3000 troops from Iraq.
(source: Al Jazeera)