January 15, 2015
Vanessa Marzullo and Greta Ramelli Released
Two Italian aid workers who were kidnapped by Islamic extremists in Syria six months ago were released on Thursday, suggesting that Italy has continued its long-running policy of paying ransoms for captives.So two liberals learn a very hard lesson, terrorists don't care if you care.
"Vanessa Marzullo and Greta Ramelli are free and will soon return to Italy," read a tweet from the office of Matteo Renzi, the prime minister. His spokesman also confirmed the release.
The two young women were taken hostage in July while working on humanitarian projects in the embattled northern city of Aleppo.
Possibly Italy can do what France did when it freed its last hostage held by AQIM, follow the money and kill the recipients.