Italian war on terror

Aldo Moro kidnaped

Aldo Moro kidnaped by terrorists

One of the most intriguing aspects of the Italian society is its ability to produce unbearable arrangements and to treat them as something normal.

Comparing the aftermaths of two similar events, one in US and other in Italy, one could easily see that the Italian rule of law is something quite particular…

Let’s go for the facts:

In 1981, John Hinkley Jr. shot twice Ronald Reagan, then the US president. Hinckley Jr. was prosecuted, but as declared legally insane, he did not go to the prison. Nevertheless, since then he is locked inside an psychiatric hospital, with no parole, no mercy.

In 1977, leftist terrorists kidnapped Aldo Moro, a former Italian prime minister, and then a top politician. After 55 days, Aldo Moro was killed with 10 rounds, while tied with ropes and covered with a blanket. The killer was Mario Moretti, who was later arrested and condemned to six life sentences. But after 15 years behind bars, he was paroled and freed in 1998. Now he works as an state employee, managing an IT lab at the Lombardy region.

Stating things even more clearly, Mario Moretti:

  • Cowardly killed a human being;
  • Attempted to destroy Italian democracy, targeting to transform Italy into a communist country;
  • Attacked the Italian state and the Italian people, not only a politician;
  • Was condemned to six life sentences;
  • Now works for the Italian government, receiving money from the same entity he tried to destroy.

At the same time, almost every city in Italy has a park, a street or a building called Aldo Moro. In Italy, it seems to be easier to honor Aldo Moro’s memory with a fancy inauguration than to make justice prevails. The arrangement is this: everybody feigns a normal life while the terrorist is rewarded.


8 Responses to “Italian war on terror”

  1. gufodotto Says:

    Are you saying that we should never forgive somebody who’s done a mistake in his/her life? The guy was misguided, as many youngsters are, made some seriously big erroras, and started paying for them. He was well behaved, since he was obviously not violent by nature but only for political reasons. If he repented and he’s able to function as a normal member of sociaety, the better. The very fact that he’s working within the institution possibly means that he may be trying to compensate for what he’s done. Although I doubt that this will ever be achieved.

    I rather think that the poor Hinkley is being mistreated, if he really is in the situation you describe. But hey, it ain’t my country so I put no word in it.

  2. Cicero Says:

    Dear gufodotto,

    Although your comments are far from receiving my endorsement, they are welcomed.

    First of all, let me clarify one aspect of my original post: it is about politics, not religion, neither morality. And this makes a huge difference.

    As an individual, as a Catholic, I truly believe we should forgive every individual. But as a political being, I understand the State can not be ruled by religion. Not even by my own religion.

    A State needs the rule of the law. Without law, no individual would be safe to profess his/her political beliefs nor religion. It is the law which assures the continuity of a society in the long run.

    What Mario Moretti did was an attack to the Italian society. And, as a society, Italy can not harbor those who attempts to destroy it. Terrorism is not a “youngster wrongdoing.” There is no political murderer, there is just a murderer.

    In a democratic country like Italy, one should vote, not shoot.


  3. carlo Says:

    and who do u think told him to kill Aldo Moro??? u know quite a bit of Italian absurd history, but there is a lot of shit beyond it. I have many other incredible story to tell ya! good website! even if I am Italian!

  4. Cicero Says:

    Dear Carlo,

    I have made some reseach about this subject. I found some rumors regarding Gladio’s role on this incident.

    As Gladio is an NATO sponsored organization, I guess this rumor was something created by leftist organizations themselves, as way to minimize their own guilty on the matter.


  5. This is a GREAT blog! I’m Italian and not proud.

    Sometimes I think most of Italians are stupid and I don’t wanna be one of them.

    I posted a link to your blog on my Facebook page to let Italians understand how the world sees us, because when I tell them (my friends and people I know) they don’t believe it.

    Keep up the good work. Italy is a beautiful country to visit, not to live in.

  6. theseeyeshaveseen Says:

    If things are like that in italy, imagine how they are in Colombia, where I’m from. If this criminal now works for your goverment, imagine the cousin of PABLO ESCOBAR, the biggest kingpin of all time, as the closest advisor of Alvaro Uribe, our democratically electecdpresident (a guy also with a very dark past, tied to right wing paramilitaries and the Medellin-Cartel).

    • Cicero Says:

      I do believe things in Colombia are worse than here. But it is not fair to compare Italy to a third-world country, unless we assume Italy is also a third-word country… We have to compare Italy to Germany, to Sweden…

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