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Do you have a sense if there might have been more that "they" were preventing from coming out? Would any case against those already indicted in SISMI require Bove's testimony? Or might he be able to elucidate some of the activities either further up SISMI (Pollari) or tying it back to the US?

by emptywheel (emptywheel at earthlink dot net) on Mon Jul 24th, 2006 at 11:08:26 AM EST
Do you have a sense if there might have been more that "they" were preventing from coming out?

There are other ramifications in the Telecom investigation that have just scratched the surface. As I reported some time ago, there is evidence that the SISMi may have been spying on the Palermo magistrates. The Palermo magistrates have been patiently peeling away the layers that seperate the "real" white collar mafia from the military mafia known as "Cosa Nostra."

Would any case against those already indicted in SISMI require Bove's testimony?

Bove had collaborated with several Procuras- Naples, Rome and Milan, plus it appears Bologna on many cases. He was a technical investigative wizard. His testimony may have been necessary in the Milan case, but not crucial. The story is just unfolding, dramatically, and its full impact has yet to be felt.

Or might he be able to elucidate some of the activities either further up SISMI (Pollari) or tying it back to the US?

It is only speculation at the moment concerning the US. On Pollari, it would be difficult to believe the contrary. Bove reportedly actually used a purported CIA information digger program to help uncover the Telecom scandal. I'll try to get more on that later.

by de Gondi (publiobestia aaaatttthotmaildaughtusual) on Mon Jul 24th, 2006 at 11:34:33 AM EST
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An article today in the Repubblica details the probable CIA inflitration of Telecom-Pirelli. Written by Ferruccio Sansa who was heard as a testimony as a probable informant of Marco Mancini. Welcome back. He's done some great scoops in the past.

Also in the Repubblica, an interview with the twin brother of Adamo Bove. He reveals that Adamo was investigating the people who were tailing him. He considered them amateurs, most likely from a private company. The brother, Guglielmo, prefers to await the magistrates' conclusions before making any statements on his death. He remarks that his brother was very much contraried by seeing his name revealed in the press (Cipriani in the Repubblica interview) as associated with possible wrong doings.

Adamo was already working at Telecom when Tavaroli was hired as his superior. From cross-reading it appears Tavaroli had relations with CIA agents. It is Bove who unmasked Tavaroli's game.

The Corriere publishes today nearly complete transcripts of the conversations between Mancini and Pignero in Via Toamcelli. More details on Castelli's list of names and Pollari's clumsy defense.

I'll try to go into major detail in coming posts.

by de Gondi (publiobestia aaaatttthotmaildaughtusual) on Tue Jul 25th, 2006 at 03:33:09 AM EST
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