• Sun. Oct 24th, 2021

‘The black book of the Italian Republic’, published by Chiarelettere, a fresco of thirty years of history of the double state is released

Byeditorial

Oct 14, 2021

Last May 8, on the Day of Remembrance dedicated to the victims of terrorism, the Head of State Sergio Mattarella, in an interview with a major national newspaper, spoke – decades after the tragedies of the Seventies – about “shadows, dark spaces, complicities not fully clarified “, which” still exist “. Hence, the President insists, “a fundamental requirement for the Republic” is “the complete truth”, a need for justice where not all responsibilities have been discovered and sanctioned. But above all a need for understanding. “Because understanding – explain to Adnkronos Mario José Cereghino and Giovanni Fasanella, scholars, historians and journalists – is the premise for never reliving that experience again, which not only entailed a very high cost in terms of human lives, but which contributed to downsizing the growth prospects of our country and its role in the international scene “. Those shadows, those dark spaces, those complicities not yet cleared up, to which Mattarella alluded, are in fact exactly the stuff of which it is made” The black book of the Italian Republic “, of which they are authors. The ‘omnibus’ volume proposed by Chiarelettere is out today; it collects together – in chronological sequence – four of their titles, published between 2010 and 2020: “International Intrigue”, “The English coup”, “The Moro puzzle”, “The minds of the double state”. (continued) Those years of lead, which never pass The documentary analyzes of the two researchers are supported and corroborated by those of a magistrate, who was at the forefront in the main processes of internal terrorism and its foreign links, Rosario Priore, who he has been a member of international commissions on subversion and organized crime. What comes out is a great historical, journalistic and judicial fresco of thirty years of Italian events, in which the three components are examined from different points of view, each finding its own space and a fuinal synthesis. of the Years of Lead in Italy and the international contexts? Yes, without a doubt, argue the authors of the book. And it is “a veritable clandestine war, fought by our own British, American and French allies”. This is how Cereghino and Fasanella tell the life of the “double state”, giving a precise picture, supported by very detailed documentation, of why the Italian Republic in its complex and brutal history – from the second post-war period to today – has been marked by terrorism, attempts to coups, deviated secret services and massacres, in an infinite series of tragic events. Their books are the result of years of research on “first-hand sources”: official documents never fully clarified, found in national and Anglo-Saxon archives among the most prestigious in the world, starting with the British one of Kew Gardens. Thus emerges the red thread that binds Priore’s investigations, from Ustica to Moro, from the attack on John Paul II to the massacres of Middle Eastern origin. (continues) History, processes, information: a difficult knot to unravel The investigation highlights “the internal and international contexts that were the background to the Years of Lead. Here the ‘great game’ appears on the Italian chessboard, in whose cold war between enemies and secret war between friends and allies for the control of the Mediterranean (and oil) intersected and overlapped, helping to create, in the second half of the twentieth century, the fertile ground for violence and terrorism “. long denied, misunderstood or belittled, but which are now finally beginning to be recognized also in public discussion. “While the volume was going to press – the authors comment – judicial inquiries were open in various Italian cities on the assassination of Moro and on many other episodes of both political terrorism and ‘paramafia’ terrorism”. A sign, if there was still a need for confirmation, “that the truth about the bloody season experienced by our country is considered incomplete by the judiciary itself. The question, however, is always the same: how far one can go with judicial sentences ? “. (by Rossella Guadagnini)