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Berlusconi is counting on the saturation factor abroad, and biding his time. Mass distraction will do the rest.

I expect a very hot autumn in parliament where Berlusconi will seek to subjugate the judiciary branch and severely limit investigative instruments against organized crime and corruption. Through his wiretap laws he intends to muzzle the press with sanctions and prison for any news source that publishes information on investigations of any sort.

The popular government meme of the week is that Berlusconi will go down in history as the man who defeated the mafias. Di Pietro replied that Berlusconi shouldn't spit in the plate he eats in. Berlusconi then menaced to sue Di Pietro. Di Pietro declared that he is very much looking forward to it: a lawsuit would force Berlusconi to come forth on all his mafia ties in court.

by de Gondi (publiobestia aaaatttthotmaildaughtusual) on Sat Aug 29th, 2009 at 02:22:04 AM EST
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