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Media coverage in the United States does not distinguish between Hamas and Islamic Jihad. In fact, it doesn't give you much of anything to understand what is going on in the "Summer Rain" offensive launched by Israel.
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*More arrests*. Berlusconi's gone and so it the protection he gave to SISMI. Romano Prodi's government has frogged-marched three high-ranking military intelligence men out of SISMI for having sacrificed their country's sovereignty to the interests of a foreign power (i.e., the USA and the CIA).
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Juan Cole has the info on the Liberty City terrorists.
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Here is the link to the original in today's Le Monde, (a major Paris newspaper) in French. Or you can read the translation I've provided below. DevilsTower, Pastor Dan, LondonYank, Momster and others are mentioned.
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Thu Nov 17, 2005 at 09:10 AM PST

Tail Number Watch

by paper tigress

Tail number sightings as the International Prisongate scandal breaks.

There has been a rash of complaints from our allies concerning the violation of their sovereignty by the United States is using their terrority as operational centers for the underground railroad to torture and secret prisons.

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El País (Madrid) carried the details of CIA extraordiary renditions transiting through Spain enroute to Guántanamo, Macedonia, Djibouti, Cairo, Libya and Romania in yesterday's on-line edition. The USA has abused the  sovereignty of a NATO ally. Read the English translation:
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Italian media going full-bore on the Bush Administration. After its revelations on the subterfuge behind the Nigergate forgeries, documentary evidence of the use by US troops of phosphorus and a new formulaton of napalm [MK77] on the Sunni civilian population will be broadcast tomorrow on international satellite TV. Global coverage of the atrocity, folks.
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Yellowcake Dossier Not the Work of the CIA

Part Two of the investigative series by Carlo Bonini and Giuseppe d'Avanzo of La Repubblica.

INVESTIGATION / SISMI Director General Nicolò Pollari travels to the States to corroborate the purchase of nuclear material by Saddam Hussein.

Pollari travels to Washington to present his version of "the truth"

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In an explosive series of articles appearing this week in the Italian newspaper La Repubblica (Rome), investigative reporters Carlo Bonini and Giuseppe d'Avanzo reveal how Niccolo Pollari, chief of Italy's military intelligence service, known as SISMI, brought the Niger yellowcake story directly to the White House after his insistent overtures had been rejected by the Central Intelligence Agency in 2001 and 2002.

Part I: Double-Dealers and Dilettantes--the Men Behind Nigergate Were All Italians.

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Yo gang, it's about ~crime~, not mere destabilization. It's going to be hard for Condoleezza to nail Syria for dirty cops and a crime syndicate operation.
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Yesterday as he left the voting booth, Francesco Fortugno was shot dead by two assassins. The brazen symbolic murder was a death threat to all politicians associated with L'Unione, the Lefist coalition expected to take power from Berlusconi in April 2006.
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Sun Oct 16, 2005 at 04:45 PM PDT

Astérix vs. George W. Bush

by paper tigress

In 27 countries around the world, the 33rd adventure of Astérix Le Gaulois, The Sky Lands on His Head, hit the shelves of book stores on Friday October 14th. 78 year-old cartoonist Albert Uderzo still has the moxie to administer some baffes to the Chimperor of Rome on the Potomac.
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