Investigative journalists uncover disturbing facts about the Falcone and Borsellino murders

(RINF) – In 1992 the famous Italian magistrates Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino were killed by two Mafia attacks. At the time, the tragedy was also widely covered by foreign newspapers and television stations. Many years later, there are still many mysteries about the real culprits of the massacres. Officially the mandator of the murders was Salvatore Riina, a Mafia boss from Corleone, who organized the killings through his web of goodfellas. There are many controversial aspects which suggest the existence of another version of the real facts. Many average Italian citizens suppose that some politicians and other influential people had a certain role in these killings. Today in 2015 many shocking facts are going to be revealed by independent researchers and journalists.

One of the most popular activists in the search of truth about this crime is the Italian lawyer called Paolo Franceschetti. This man is quite popular Italian alternative media for his controversial research into Italian History. According to Mr. Franceschetti, when we analyse the assassinations of these two magistrates, we easily find strange facts about “deviated secret services, negotiations between the State and Mafia, the existence of a Massacre of State”[1]. Moreover Franceschetti himself also has a strong friendship with Salvatore Borsellino, the brother of the assassinated magistrate Paolo. Through this friendship he has been able to discover many astonishing aspects about this affair. The official trial conducted by the Italian magistracy decreed that, Cosa Nostra was the only guilty of the massacres. After the tragedy, some independent researchers discovered the existence of a strange organization called Falange Armata. Falange Armata seemed to have some responsibilities behind the killings of Falcone and Borsellino. According to Franceschetti, Falange Armata is a codename for a group involving some Italian politicians and Italian Intelligence[2]. His main idea is that the diverted Italian Secret Services were the true culprits of all. Moreover, after this disgrace, the Italian politicians introduced new legislations to limit the power of magistrates and to make the trials slower and more complicated. Lastly various Italian governments introduced laws to favour false accounting, tax evasion and lighter sanctions for serious crimes. Certainly Salvatore Riina had a big brain and big witness but he had not been able to organize everything without helps of other influential people or powers.

The magistrates Falcone and Borsellino discovered the most controversial fact about the Italian society: some corporate powers, banks and politicians used Mafia as a secret tool to introduce their anti democratic and evil plans. In fact the two magistrates, during their last months of their lives, often declared their intention to make public their extraordinary discoveries. According to John Dickie, Falcone and Borsellino “developed a new method for investigating the Mafia. It was based around, in the first instance, following the money trail”[3]. This new investigative system allowed to discover the connections between organized crime, politicians and corporate business. Before the maxi Trial against Mafia by Falcone and Borsellino during the 80s, most journalists considered organized crime limited to some illegal activities such as drug trafficking. For example during the 70s it was well known that “large parts of Sicily looked like they would become narco-provinces”[4] and “Cosa Nostra was controlling the wholesale heroin market in the United States and making rivers of dollars”[5]. Then the investigations by Falcone and Borsellino allowed to discover that “Mafia and politics have a relationship of cohabitation that has favoured tentatives to infiltrate government organs, magistrate, police and local authorities”[6]. Falcone and Borsellino discovered the existence of the so called cohabitation, a kind of secret nonaggression pact between organized crime and Italian Government. The result of this hidden agreement is that “The government didn’t attack Cosa Nostra because it’s organized crime, but only when it ordered and committed particularly grave homicides; the long lasting relationship between mafia and legitimate authority is almost like that between two distinct sovereigns”[7].

Another important element behind the killing of Falcone and Borsellino is the figure of Giulio Andreotti, a very disputable Italian politician, who was Prime Minister of Italy in that time. Mr. Andreotti was a relevant politician after the Second World War and had many crucial roles during many legislatures. Mr. Andreotti seemed to have close ties with Cosa Nostra and other occult powers to introduce his mysterious plans and to strengthen his career. According to Il Fatto Quotidiano, he had some meetings with Salvatore Riina and also gave him a kiss as a sign of respect and esteem[8]. Moreover according to the investigative journalist Marco Travaglio, Riina had the first encounter with Andreotti in 1987 and the two had a long conversation[9]. Many independent journalists use the expression “state-mafia negotiation”, when they talk about the controversial case of Falcone and Borsellino. In fact, Vincenzo Scotti, who was a Minister during the first attack against Falcone, used this expression in his autobiographical book Pax Mafiosa or War?[10]. Mr. Scotti was one of the few honest politicians inside the Andreotti Government. In fact he wanted to revel the truth and was immediately replaced by another politician called Nicola Mancino. Mr. Scotti, who actually lives and works in United States, said about what happens in 1992 “Hiding the citizens that we are facing an attempt to destabilize the institutions by Organized Crime is a serious mistake. I believe that the citizens should be told the truth and not a sweetened reality, I take full responsibility about this issue”[11].


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