Thursday, August 25, 2005

Iraq rebels treated in hostage deal-Italy Red Cross

"ROME (Reuters) - The Italian Red Cross treated "four presumed Iraqi terrorists" at its Baghdad hospital in order to secure last year's release of two kidnapped Italian aid workers, a senior Red Cross official was quoted as saying on Thursday.

Maurizio Scelli, the outgoing commissioner of the Italian Red Cross, said the deal to free the two Italian women, Simona Pari and Simona Torretta, was kept secret from U.S. officials.

"The mediators asked us to treat and save the lives of four presumed terrorists sought by the Americans, wounded in combat. We hid them and brought them to the doctors with the Red Cross, who operated on them," Scelli told La Stampa daily in an interview.

"We also treated four of their children, sick with leukemia.""
OK so I was wrong, even cancer treatments can be used to the terrorist advantage. H/T Rantburg


Blogger Dan said...

I KNEW that "Truth Teller" was assisting the terrorists!


4:20 PM  
Blogger madtom said...

Well, Dan, That's a bit of a stretch connecting it directly to "TT". The story mentions "Baghdad hospital" and some Red Cross center, I didn't see anything about Mosul.

6:31 PM  

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