New Years of Lead in Europe
Seventies, Years of Lead in Europe, with an impressive trail of dead and mysteries unsolved until today, as the case of former DC President Aldo Moro, kidnapped (with the killing of five bodyguards) March 16, 1978 in via Fani in Rome and May 9 found dead in the trunk of a Renault 4 parked in Via Caetani, also in Rome. The latest events of Islamic terrorism which in recent years has returned to the bloody Europe remind many unsolved mysteries of the Moro case and the Years of Lead.
At that time not only Moro was detained for at least a few weeks in a den of Via Montalcini 8, in Rome, that despite being under surveillance was never inspected by the police, but decades later it is believed that a short distance from Via Fani, in via Lucinio Cavo, there was another terrorist hideout inside a building owned by the Ior, the Vatican bank, which enjoyed extraterritoriality, and thus also was not checked.
Today a terrorist like Salah Abdeslam, previously arrested in 2010 for armed robbery, can participate in the attacks in Paris (he shot both at Café Bonne Bière both at the Casa Nostra pizzeria, then fled in a car with two other terrorists) and hide for months in Molenbeek, a neighborhood west of Brussels, European capital that only four days after the arrest of Salah (on March 18) was hit by two suicide attacks made by brothers and Khalid Ibrahim el-Bakraoui, escaped the raid of March 18, and Najim Laachraoui already blaster of the Paris attacks.
Curiously, though, Ibrahim el-Bakraoui was captured in Turkey last June and extradited to Europe, but was then left on the loose in the Netherlands indicated by the Belgian authorities. Such errors, incompetence or unmentionable interests may have allowed the terrorists to act undisturbed for months, how many more attacks will need to undergo, before it comes to a coordinated European intelligence services, the creation of a special anti-terrorism unit such as the one created in Italy in the Years of Lead by General Carlo Alberto dalla Chiesa, whom infiltrating its men and exploiting the repentant managed to eradicate the terrorist movement from the inside?
General della Chiesa died in Palermo in 1982 in a Mafia bombing together with his second wife and the one escorting officer, a crime on which persist “large shadow zones”, as written in the 2002 ruling which sanctioned the perpetrators of the murder (the mafia boss sponsors of that and other crimes had been sentenced in 1995). Now that Europe is the target of a new type of terrorism one can see many similarities and shadows reminiscent of the Years of Lead and the Moro and della Chiesa cases.
The state of permanent tension and the growing racial hatred seem to serve to distract the public from the imbalances that instead of reduced seem to increase year after year between Northern and Southern Europe, among increasingly wealthy few who get richer and more and more new poor who are impoverished further. It is the grim face of the New World Order Or Just the effect of a policy for years now devoid of true leaders and true skills, which is folded entirely to the interests of a few large multinational companies and not defending the interests of European citizens anymore?