Skip to comments.VIDEO: Mafia Horror In Southern Italy: Bomb At School Named For Anti-Mafia Hero Kills Two Students
Posted on 05/19/2012 4:35:50 AM PDT by AtlasStalled
A bomb at a vocational school in the port city of Brindisi on the Adriatic coast in Southern Italy has killed two students and injured another five as classes were preparing to start this morning as reported by David Batty for The Guardian.
The school was named in honor of the wife of anti-Mafia prosecutor Giovanni Falcone after both were slain almost exactly twenty years ago as reported by Nick Squires for The Telegraph: "the prosecutor, his wife and their three bodyguards were killed on May 23 1992, when the Sicilian Mafia planted half a tonne of explosives on the road between Palermo's airport and the city centre."
Although responsibility for the deadly bomb has not yet been determined anti-mafia investigators are on the scene, and early suspicion is directed at the Sacra Corona Unita or Puglian Mafia "who have close links with the Russian and Albanian mafia and are linked to drug and gun running" as reported by Nick Pisa for Sky News: "Brindisi's mayor Cosimo Consales said 'this is an unprecedented attack by organised crime.'"
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Still, my first thought was "why did they name a bomb after an anti-mafia hero", then my second thought was "why would people with an anti-mafia hero be bombing a school'.
Time to wake up ~ had to read the article to understand the title of the story!
Sicilian Mafia planted half a tonne of explosives.
Zips isn’t that what Mafia members call explosives users?.
Mafia lingo is strange.
Quick, there’s got to be a way to blame Berlusconi!
“Zips”, in America, are what home grown mafiosi call Sicilian mafiosi.