Pollari on the ropes?
Patrick Fitzgerald's investigation may not be the only game in town when it comes to the now-quickly-evolving Plame/Niger/uranium forgeries story.
As we discussed with you at the time, last year the Italian government and its intelligence agency SISMI mounted an extended disinformation campaign, using articles fed to Italian and British publications, in an effort to discredit or prevent further revelations about SISMI's complicity in the Niger uranium forgeries scandal.
Those bogus stories came in response to the as yet-unpublished-interviews that Rocco Martino was then giving, in which he detailed the involvement of SISMI officer Antonio Nucera and a SISMI asset, a female Italian national, who works in the Nigerien embassy in Rome in the promulgation of the forgeries.
Repubblica now seems to be delving into that cover-up effort that was taking place through much of last year.