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Death of Giulio Andreotti




drummed

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He was. Part of every scandal in Italy since the 1960's. Hope he kept a diary as he could still cause much discomfort if he told everything he knows.

The whole Vatican/P2/CIA story is worth telling so lets hope it has'nt died with him.
 

stopdoingstuff

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We are all quite sad about this down at the lodge. Some of us are nostalgic and feel like killing a few reporters so it can be just like the good old days.
 

tipp revolution

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Was he excommunicated by any chance?:rolleyes:
 

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We need a film about Squire Kinsealy, De Berti, Mickey Lauri, and other playboys...
 

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I recall a trip to Italy in the nineties, or late 80's. A garda civila or a crabinieri outside
every bank or embassy or govt building with a submachine gun. (no joke)
We learned that Andreotti had been arrested and was under investigation for being in the Mafia and Benito Craxi a former prime minister had skipped town with 3 Million or Billion and was holing out in Tunisia out of the reach of the law. The authorities had feared an uprising. It turned out to be an over reaction of the govt. The populace took it with philosophical stoicism. (maybe like the Irish?)
 

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We need a film about Squire Kinsealy, De Berti, Mickey Lauri, and other playboys...
Insignificant amatuers compared to this. The world does'nt know of or care about those lads.
 

drummed

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That's the main thing.
It sure was. I expected Mercedes to approve as he kept Italy safe as a free market capitalist stronghold.

Did you want the commies to take over Mercedes????????????????
 

borntorum

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Bloody fabulous movie!
Yeah, fantastic. Hopefully it'll be repeated soon.

Andreotti was quite the character. Italy is a mad place. Our politicians have nothing on those lads
 

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from a review of 'Il Divo'

”Do not rejoice in his defeat, you men. For though the world has stood up and stopped the bastard, the bitch that bore him is in heat again”.

(Brecht – The Rise and Fall of Arturo Ui)

Andreotti was no Hitler, or a Stalin but he had great power and was directly or indirectly through action or inaction, an instrumental figure in many violent deaths. The fascination of this man is that he seems to refute one of our more comforting beliefs: that power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Sorrentino’s film portrays Andreotti as a kind of carrier of disease, able to infect others but symptom-free himself. His devious secretiveness always left it unclear, even to this day, exactly what he did influence and bring about. It’s as if all the appalling events in Shakespeare’s Richard the Third took place but that we never saw him plotting them: the play becoming more a kind of morally ambiguous whodunit than a study in the power of ambition and self-hatred.
One of my favourite quotes from the movie: "Power wears out those who don't have it!".

Machiavelli would have found Andreotti fascinating! :)
 

drummed

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I'd say there'll be a lot of Cardinals and such at the funeral. Lets just hope it does'nt distract them from their great 'pro-life' work in Ireland. And their attempts to find the truth about Bologna railway station.
 

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