Bullet mailed to Italian PM Berlusconi
2010 03 29

From: YahooNews.ca

Italy’s postal service intercepted a threatening letter containing a bullet addressed to Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, while letter bomb sent to a minister caught fire, police said Saturday.

A large envelope containing a letter addressed to Berlusconi with the threat "you will end up like a rat" was discovered on Friday in a post office in the Libate suburb of the northern city of Milan, police said.

The package, which also referred to other leaders of Berlusconi’s centre-right People of Freedom (PDL) party, was addressed to the prime minister’s private residence in the Milan region, they said.

Berlusconi was in Libya for an Arab League summit.

The ANSA news agency reported that the anonymous letter contained drawings of figures under which were written the names of four PDL leaders including Defence Minister Ingazio La Russa.

In another Milan post office, a letter bomb caught fire on Saturday, slightly injuring the hands of a postman, police said.

The Milan prefecture said the package contained threats against Interior Minister Roberto Maroni and was claimed by the Informal Anarchist Federation.

The letter accused Maroni, a member of Italy’s far-right anti-immigrant Northern League, of failing to crack down on rapes in illegal immigrant centres, police said.

The threats come ahead of fiercely contested regional elections on Sunday and Monday, with Berlusconi seeking to stem a slide in his popularity.

The interior ministry condemned the incidents as "real terrorist acts" which it vowed to eliminate to prevent a return to the violent political unrest that plagued Italy around the 1970s.

It said the threats amounted to "very serious intimidation" which it would address at an extraordinary meeting of the Public Order and Security Committee called for Wednesday, it said.

Berlusconi was injured in an attack last December when a man hurled a heavy souvenir model of Milan’s gothic cathedral at the controversial 73-year-old prime minister after a rally in the city, breaking his nose and two of his teeth.

Article from: ca.news.yahoo.com



Related Articles
Berlusconi attacked, struck in face at rally (Video)
Mob witness links Berlusconi to Mafia bombings
Silvio Berlusconi backs Tony Blair to be President of Europe
Berlusconi ’hid ancient graves’
Silvio Berlusconi puts troops on Italian city streets


Latest News from our Front Page

Gov’t Fear Factory: ISIS Is Here, Just in Time for Another 9/11 Anniversary
2014 08 23
The government has been doing a whole lot of talking lately about the 9/11-style threat ISIS poses on American soil, how ISIS is like ’nothing the Pentagon has ever seen’ and how ISIS is likely already here... and all just in time right before another 9/11 anniversary! Fancy that. Considering it’s on record where ISIS got a lot of its military ...
France delivered arms to Syrian rebels, Hollande confirms
2014 08 22
President Francois Hollande said on Thursday that France had delivered weapons to rebels battling the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad “a few months ago.” The deliveries took place “a few months ago, when the Syrian rebels had to face both the armies of the dictator Bashar al-Assad and this terrorist group Islamic State,” Hollande told reporters on a tour of the ...
Brooklyn DA exposes hidden Child Sexual Abuse in the Orthodox Jewish Community
2014 08 22
Comment: We all know that the sex abuse cases within the Catholic church have been plastered all over the media in the last 6-8 years, but when do you ever hear about the rapes, sexual molestation and child sex abuse cases within the jewish orthodox community? Is the media helping to cover it? Will they give the same treatment of ...
California’s Economic Collision Course: Immigration and Water
2014 08 22
You have heard it before: “As California goes, so goes the nation.” If that is the case, the national economy will be harmed for decades to come because of California’s misplaced priorities today. Indeed, by emphasizing high-speed rail over water and failing to deal with its debt crisis, California poses a long-term threat to our national economy and ...
ISIS offered to swap Foley for ’Lady Al Qaeda’ - neuroscientist MIT-graduate
2014 08 21
An MIT-educated neuroscientist terrorist known as ’Lady al Qaeda’ was named on a ’laundry list’ of demands from ISIS captors holding James Foley named, it was revealed today. Petite mother-of-three Aafia Siddiqui is currently serving 86 years in a Texas jail after being arrested with plans for a ’mass casualty attack’ in the US, including infecting people with Ebola and a ...
More News »