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Bomb kills girl outside school in Brindisi, Italy

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posted on May, 19 2012 @ 10:16 AM
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Bomb kills girl outside school in Brindisi, Italy

A bomb blast outside a school in the south Italian city of Brindisi has killed a teenage girl and injured five other people, at least one seriously. Students were arriving for Saturday morning lessons when a device planted in a waste bin exploded, city mayor Mimmo Consales told reporters. No-one said they had planted the device but Mr Consales suggested a Mafia link. A crowd of stunned local people gathered at the scene of the blast, which has shocked Italy. The school is named after Judge Francesca Morvillo Falcone, a victim of a notorious Mafia bombing in Sicily nearly 20 years ago. She was killed along with her husband, anti-Mafia judge Giovanni Falcone, on 23 May 1992. Prime Minister Mario Monti, who is at Camp David attending a G8 summit, said his government was determined to prevent a return to the violence of the past. French President Francois Hollande, also at the summit, expressed his country's "deep solidarity" with Italy in the face of the "odious attack".

As police comb the blast scene, the BBC's Alan Johnston says Brindisi's mayor has suggested a Mafia link




posted on May, 19 2012 @ 10:36 AM
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Actually, the mayor of Brindisi explicitly ruled out the "mafia" (more specifically "sacra corona unita") explanation because their modus operandi is different, and because it wouldn't make sense for them to target a school (this seems to be the consensus at the moment, but Borsellino's brother begs to differ, for example). Some are linking the attack to the recent awakening of armed anarchist cells, but this is also considered a weak explanation (for one, it doesn't fit with the claims made by members of the "olga cell").
Most Italians on the web are openly suggesting the involvement of the government and the secret services in an operation meant to "destabilize and unite".



posted on May, 19 2012 @ 11:06 AM
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Any Italian with some knowledge of our recent history and some salt in the head would have no doubt about our government apparatus being behind all of this.

They did it, they do it and, if we give'em the chance, they'll continue doing it as far as it is needed to their dirty games of power.

We have now in Italy a little hope with a new political movement called Movimento 5 Stelle and their leader (a comedian!) Beppe Grillo trying to make a real change in our rotten politics... it's just a hope but what we have left?

We have invented banks, the pope and fascism among other things, I hope this time we will be able to create something new and much, much better that that!



posted on May, 19 2012 @ 11:48 AM
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Thanks for the perspective on that. Whether you're right it or wrong about government involvement, it shows that we all need to thnk critically about what's going on, and not reflexively believe what the TV tells us. I'll keep your words in mind as this story develops....
edit on 5/19/2012 by Ex_CT2 because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 20 2012 @ 12:30 AM
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APPLAUSE to Maxit and Nonono!

As coincidental as this may be taking place so near the 20 year anniversary of the tragic loss of judge Giovanni Falcone - don't believe what you're reading and hearing on the television. There is more to this story.

I'm very interested how this will 'play out'.

peace to the families and Italy




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