March 30, 2005

WELL, DUH...

1981 attack on Pope planned by Soviets: Report (Agence France-Presse, 3/30/05)

New documents found in the files of the former East German intelligence services confirm the 1981 assassination attempt against Pope John Paul II was ordered by the Soviet KGB and assigned to Bulgarian agents, an Italian daily said on Wednesday.
In other news, the left continues to ridicule the claim that Syria had any hand at all in the assasination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri while demanding that President Bush be tried before the International Criminal Court in for his involvement in the death of US Senator Paul Wellstone.

Posted by David Cohen at March 30, 2005 4:32 PM
Comments

I can remember when Claire Sterling made the first serious case that Agca was acting for the Soviets. There were lots of people who accused her of making baseless accusations based on scant evidence. See here for example: http://www.serendipity.li/cia/cia_lynx.html
or here
http://www.thirdworldtraveler.com/Herman%20/AllNewsFit_Herman2.html
It's a shame she did not live to see her case proved beyond doubt.

Posted by: Kevin Bowman at March 30, 2005 5:31 PM

Ot wouldbe nice to see all of the parties involved prosecuted to the full extent of international law, after they have finished with Pinochet, of course.

Posted by: Tom C., Stamford, Ct. at March 30, 2005 5:36 PM

Radko Mladic and Radovan Karadzic need to go first.

Posted by: jim hamlen at March 30, 2005 7:28 PM
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