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By Steve Hendricks

A booklet so compelling it merits to turn into one of many nonfiction classics of our time. As propulsively readable because the top "true crime," A Kidnapping in Milan is a powerful reckoning with the realities of counterterrorism. In a spell binding page-turner, Steve Hendricks offers us a ground-level view of the delivery and development of foreign Islamist terrorist networks and of counterterrorism in motion in Europe. He additionally offers an eloquent, eagle's-eye point of view at the mammoth questions of justice and the guideline of law.

"In Milan a recognized truth is usually defined via competing stories," Hendricks writes, however the tales that swirled round the February 2003 disappearance of the novel imam Abu Omar may quickly element in a single direction—to a covert motion via the CIA. The police of Milan have been exploiting their wiretaps of Abu Omar for worthwhile details prior to the faucets went silent. The american citizens have been their allies in counterterrorism—would they've got disrupted a fruitful investigation?

In a rare story of detective as opposed to undercover agent, Italian investigators lower than the management of prosecutor Armando Spataro unraveled in embarrassing element the "covert" motion within which Abu Omar were abducted and despatched to be tortured in Egypt. Spataro—seasoned in prosecutions of the Mafia and the purple Brigades and a passionate believer within the rule of law—sought to attempt the abductors in absentia: the first-ever trial of CIA officials through a U.S. best friend. An exemplary fulfillment in narrative nonfiction writing, A Kidnapping in Milan is immediately a detective tale, a heritage of the terrorist threat, and an indictment of the idea that man's savagery opposed to guy will be stilled with extra savagery but.

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342, para. 289; see also pp. 13. 45 Ibid. p. 343, para. 289. See generally, G. Manner, ‘The Object Theory of the Individual in International Law’ (1952) 46 AJIL 428, 428–9. Oppenheim, International Law: A Treatise, p. 344, para. 290. Ibid. pp. 344–7, paras. 291–2. 49 Ibid. p. 349, para. 294. Ibid. pp. 344–7, paras. 291–2. Oppenheim referred to two exceptional cases in which individuals might come under the international protection of a state without really being its subjects: first, where a state undertakes by international agreement to exercise diplomatic protection of another state’s citizens abroad, for example, where a small state has no diplomatic envoy in a foreign country; and secondly, where a state promises diplomatic protection of ‘natives’ in the service of its embassy or consulate: ibid.

343, para. 289. See generally, G. Manner, ‘The Object Theory of the Individual in International Law’ (1952) 46 AJIL 428, 428–9. Oppenheim, International Law: A Treatise, p. 344, para. 290. Ibid. pp. 344–7, paras. 291–2. 49 Ibid. p. 349, para. 294. Ibid. pp. 344–7, paras. 291–2. Oppenheim referred to two exceptional cases in which individuals might come under the international protection of a state without really being its subjects: first, where a state undertakes by international agreement to exercise diplomatic protection of another state’s citizens abroad, for example, where a small state has no diplomatic envoy in a foreign country; and secondly, where a state promises diplomatic protection of ‘natives’ in the service of its embassy or consulate: ibid.

343, para. 289. See generally, G. Manner, ‘The Object Theory of the Individual in International Law’ (1952) 46 AJIL 428, 428–9. Oppenheim, International Law: A Treatise, p. 344, para. 290. Ibid. pp. 344–7, paras. 291–2. 49 Ibid. p. 349, para. 294. Ibid. pp. 344–7, paras. 291–2. Oppenheim referred to two exceptional cases in which individuals might come under the international protection of a state without really being its subjects: first, where a state undertakes by international agreement to exercise diplomatic protection of another state’s citizens abroad, for example, where a small state has no diplomatic envoy in a foreign country; and secondly, where a state promises diplomatic protection of ‘natives’ in the service of its embassy or consulate: ibid.

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