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Melchiorre Gerbino the director of Mondo Beat magazine
- Melchiorre Paolo Gerbino
- the director of Mondo Beat magazine

On the strategy of terror and the death of Giuseppe Pinelli.

On the night between 15 and 16 December 1969, Giuseppe Pinelli was killed with a karate blow to the neck. The murder took place in a room on the fourth floor of the Milan Police Headquarters. From that same room, later, Pinelli's body was thrown out of a window, to simulate suicide.
The murder of Giuseppe Pinelli occurred three days after a bomb exploded inside the Banca dell'Agricoltura, Piazza Fontana, Milan, which killed 17 people and wounded 88. This was the first act of the so-called terror strategy (strategia del terrore) which had been conceived by the Vatican and the NATO to put an end to the Contestation in Italy.
What we know for sure about Giuseppe Pinelli's death is that they had questioned him at the Milan Police Headquarters for 3 days, to obtain false testimony, as they wanted to blame an innocent anarchist for the terrorist attack on the Banca dell'Agricoltura. The innocent anarchist was Pietro Valpreda, who had been chosen as a scapegoat because he was the double of Antonio Sottosanti, known as Nino il Fascista (Nino the Fascist), who had actually placed the bomb in the bank.
At the Police Headquarters, they wanted Giuseppe Pinelli to declare that on December 12, that is to say the day of the explosion of the bomb in the bank, he had seen the anarchist Pietro Valpreda in Milan, who usually lived in Rome, so that Valpreda would be blamed for the attack and any suspicion regarding Sottosanti would have been removed. Obviously, at the Police Headquarters they knew that Sottosanti was the culprit. As I said, the attack on the Banca dell'Agricoltura was the first act of a strategy of terror aimed to contain mass contestations, and this strategy would have continued with the explosion of bombs on trains, railway stations, public squares crowded with people. The anarchists would have been blamed for these attacks, when in reality the bombs were placed by the Italian secret services. In fact, a few years after the attack on the Banca dell'Agricoltura, magistrate Giancarlo Stiz, who had to shed light on it, wrote that all tracks led to NATO.
Returning to Giuseppe Pinelli, who had been under pressure for 3 days and 3 nights at the Police Headquarters, as Pinelli personally knew Pietro Valpreda and Nino il Fascista, he understood what the imbroglio was and, at one point, he said aloud that the culprit was Sottosanti. At that, the police commissioner Luigi Calabresi, fearing that their plan would be thwarted by Pinelli, killed him with a karate blow to the neck. The body was then thrown out of a window to simulate suicide.
In the room where the murder took place, there were Giuseppe Pinelli and five other people, including four police commissioners, Luigi Calabresi, Antonino Allegra, Antonio Pagnozzi, Marcello Guida, and a lieutenant of the carabinieri, Sabino Lo Grano.
Lieutenant Sabino Lo Grano prepared a report on the murder of Giuseppe Pinelli and handed it over to a general, his superior. In turn, that general made a public statement on the murder of Giuseppe Pinelli and he did so because bad blood always runs between the carabinieri and the police. The statement made by this general, which is consistent with what I am declaring here on the death of Giuseppe Pinelli, cannot be erased from historical memory, since it was published in the newspapers.
Furthermore, a few days after the explosion of the bomb in the Banca dell'Agricoltura, everyone in Milan knew that the culprit was Nino il Fascista. He was a gay and a few days before the attack on the bank, he told a group of young boys that he would do something that all the newspapers in the world would write about. Soon after, those young boys ended up in a rehabilitation institute and when the bomb exploded they told their tutors about Nino il Fascista. So the news spread throughout Milan. Publisher Giangiacomo Feltrinelli stated: "Sottosanti places the bombs but they blame the anarchists" and this statement was published verbatim by the weekly L'Espresso. But Nino the Fascist lived undisturbed the rest of his life and died of natural causes in 2004, as he was ignored by the judiciary. Instead the judiciary, after 50 years of trials, having found no culprits, sentenced the relatives of those who died in the explosion in the Banca dell'Agricoltura to legal costs. Italian jesters are famous, especially those with wigs.

Giuseppe Pinelli, the trustee of the anarchist section 'Sacco e Vanzetti', Milan
The strategy of terror and the death of Giuseppe Pinelli.

Antonio Sottosanti in a picture taken a few years before his death.
Antonio Sottosanti, Nino il Fascista

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