Italy Red Gloom

via D'Amelio 18-7-1992

I’m publishing a letter about the birth of the Second Republic, that according to judge Antonio Ingroia: “sinks its pillars in blood”. I was sent this by Sandra Rizza and Giuseppe Lo Bianco, authors of the book: "L'agenda rossa di Paolo Borsellino" {Paolo Borsellino’s Red Diary}. A diary that he always carried with him that disappeared after the attack. I’ve read the book. In via D’Amelio it seems that that day there was institutional traffic like rush hour and that everyone knew what was going to happen to Paolo Borsellino. A man alone, that defended an inexistent State.

“Who stole Paolo Borsellino’s red diary? Who has been using it for 15 years, for purposes of blackmail? If we don’t try to answer these questions, we can’t say that we are knowledgeable Italian citizens, but above all we can’t pretend to ourselves that we have honoured the memory of Paolo Borsellino and the five members of his body guard who were assassinated 15 years ago in via D’Amelio with the umpteenth explosion to cause deaths in the story of the Republic. Many young people, today, do not even know what the slaughters of 1992 and 1993 were, who wanted them, who put them into execution, who could have been the “dark brains” behind them…

We don’t get tired of repeating that behind the slaughters of 1992 and 1993, 1,000 Kilo of slaughtering TNT was made up with military compounds, more than 20 dead, a hundred injured, carried out by Cosa Nostra and by the usual unknown customers, there’s the dirty conscience of our present, because behind those slaughters, there’s the beginning of our Second Republic that, as has been repeated many times by pm Antonio Ingroia, one of Paolo Borsellino’s favourite students, “sinks its pillars in blood”.
We don’t get tired of repeating that those slaughters have been the mad relaunch of a party (that someone has defined “in negotiation,”) played out by very refined criminal minds, that have put the Italian State in check so as to occupy the institutions, shaking after Tangentopoli and the collapse of traditional parties and to gain an all-political position: the abolition of the 41bis,, the abolition of the life sentence, the abolition of the confiscation of goods, the revision of trials, laws more favourable to bringing back from abroad, and the management of enormous capital sums, of dark origins.
The bad thing is that, once the slaughters stopped abruptly, with the birth of the Second Republic, bit by bit, a hit from the right and one from the left, these requests have become material for reform, for authentic concessions, or State laws, in the name of an excessive protection of civil liberties that cannot be understood and that must serve if not for the very dark manoeuvres of the strategy of tension, the very centres of criminal power. Why?
What inheritance have the slaughters of 1992 and 1993 had in the corridors of power in Italy?
The fear of another 1992, today, comes back to churn up the country: from the poisons of the Bnl-Unipol case, to the new counter-position between politics and the magistracy, between the political class and information., until the alarm was set off recently on the return to operations of a “new P2”, or rather of a “dark conglomerate” that moves in the light of blackmail, a “power network,” possessing a strategic design to weaken the parties, to undermine their credibility, exactly as happened 15 years ago, with Tangentopoli, in a climate of destabilisation that gets ever stronger and coming to a climax then in the season of slaughters. We are thinking of the Visco-Speciale case of military spying, of the Telecom ''control room'', of widespread making of dossiers, of the campaign to discredit Prodi before the 2006 elections. Ingroia himself, recently, in a TV interview said he considered Italian politics to be “weak” politics, underlining the need for maximum democratic vigilance, to avoid the danger of a “shove” to the institutions, newly and sadly current in the country. How is there indifference, obstructionism, obtuseness and distraction, the “apparent ingenuity” of the institutional apparatus put forward for the protection of Paolo Borsellino, those guilty omissions that 15 years ago led to the death of the adjunct procurator of Palermo, they have not brought about a political mobilisation, true, concrete, in search of further truth about that murder?
Why is there no one inside the parties, in Parliament, in the Centre-Left government that picks up the request, put forward more than once by Rita Borsellino, to set up a Parliamentary Commission of Enquiry, that digs down into the mysteries that are still unresolved about the slaughters of 1992 and 1993?
With this institutional apathy, is there any connection with that diary that was stolen, perhaps for reasons of blackmail? The dark protagonists of that season of terror and of submerged negotiations, still unpunished, today, where are they? …..”

Sandra Rizza and Giuseppe Lo Bianco
The whole letter.


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Dear All
First of all congratulations on your informative site. Italy you are not alone when it comes to political intrigue and coruption by criminal elements who behind the Armani and Zegna suits cloak themselves amongst the honest majority.
Here in Australia they are stealing crude oil from East Timor while the population over there is in dire poverty. We have a so called liberal goverment who advocates the sale of uranium and is ramming down the throats of our people the prospect of nuclear power stations dotted across the country, absolute morons with no vision.One of the companies involved with one of the main rail upgrades through our red centre by coincidence is involved with storage of nuclear waste. I wonder what demon is posessing these people to want to leave a legacy of depleted plutonium for the generations to come . John Howard you are a stupid man .....may God have mercy on your soul. Regards my Italian friends

Karim Strazzeri

Posted by: Karim Strazzeri | July 21, 2007 10:10 AM

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