[sixties-l] Terror group admits Italian assassination (fwd)

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    Terror group admits Italian assassination


      21st March 2002

    An offshoot of Italy's Red Brigades terror group has claimed responsibility
    for the assassination of a government adviser.
    The group has also praised the September 11 attacks on the US.
    The claim came a day after Interior Minister Claudio Scajola blamed the Red
    Brigades for the murder of economist Marco Biagi, who was working on union
    Biagi, a 52-year-old university professor, was the second economist working
    on union reforms to be gunned down in three years.
    The same group has now claimed responsibility for both killings. Scajola
    said the same gun was used in both murders.
    The claim came at the beginning of a 26-page document written in political
    prose which was emailed to a news agency.
    General Giampaolo Ganzer, head of the Carabinieri paramilitary police's
    anti-terror unit, said the claim appeared to be genuine. The document
    attempts to portray Biagi's murder as part of a larger fight against what
    it calls "imperialism".
    It praises the September 11 attacks, saying they show "how it is possible
    to carry out highly destructive attacks in enemy territory, with
    destabilising effects, without the use of technologically advanced weapons".
    The document says that the US military response to the September 11 shows
    the "need for the forging of alliances between anti-imperialistic forces
    and revolutionary forces in the regions of Europe, the Mediterranean and
    the Middle East".
    The Red Brigades bloodied Italy with terrorist attacks in the 1970s and
    '80s, but by the late 1980s it was virtually dormant.

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