The fact that the Italian Government has decided not to send back its two Marines to stand trial in India, is quite interesting for one reason and one reason only: Mrs Sonia Gandhi, who is born Italian.
There is no doubt that Mrs. Gandhi has enjoyed for long a privileged relationship with the Italian Government. Traveling secretly abroad to meet her family in Italy or for other reasons, the Italian Government and its secret services had to be cooperating to coordinate her arrivals and grant her the VIP status that her rank deserves. And although Mrs Gandhi has been trying very hard to discard her Italian identity, there are many Italians who are proud that one of theirs is ranked as one of the most powerful women in the world.
Why then suddenly the Italians do something that is bound to embarrass Mrs Gandhi? What has happened? Is it a coincidence that the Italian Govt’s slap in the face of India, comes after the Finmeccanica helicopters’ scandal? Does that mean that the Italian Govt not only has no fear of the scandal, but also knows some secret that could embarrass the Government of India?.
It is also quite possible that the Italian secret service possesses a secret file on Mrs Gandhi with maybe some sensitive information that could also compromise her
At any rate, Mrs Gandhi finds herself in an uncomfortable position: if she keeps quiet, she will be seen as siding with the Italians; if she protests, she risks getting retaliated at by the Italian Govt,. What will she do?