Italy Bribed Taliban? **Update eh: Et Tu Canada**
I have my doubts, especially when the sources are a Taliban commander and unnamed Afghan officials. Only reason I posted this was for the super hawt Italian chick with a gun and the historical (as I think Sarkozy has bigger nuts than Ofumble) stereotype confirming paragraphs included in the article.Via Daily Mail:
The protection payments came to light after the death of ten French soldiers in August 2008 at the hands of the Taliban in the region. The French had taken over the district from Italian troops thinking the area was quiet and safe, and were unaware of the alleged secret payments meant to stop attacks on their forces.Update: Now I'm sure this is a load.