Thursday, June 01, 2006

Activist Released.

Much of the international media was sympathetic to the claims that Sylvio Berlusconi's government contained political extremists and had a cavalier disregard for the rule of law. There was a certain amount of truth in both allegations. The new left wing government has already surpassed Berlusconi in both respects:
BARELY two weeks after taking office, Giorgio Napolitano, Italy’s President, a former Communist, prompted a dispute with the Italian Right by pardoning an extreme left-wing activist convicted of murdering a police chief in 1972.

Given that the Italian left was still using murder as a political tool as recently as 2002 this is a green light to anyone on the radical left who wishes to murder their opponents.

(via Foreign Dispatches)

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