Mail Bombs in Rome,
Police Clashes in Naples,
Molotov Cocktails in Livorno
It's only a matter of time before somebody dies.
A few articles ago, I put forth a theory about the
likelihood of revolution in Europe. Two years ago,
the Economist coined
the "shoe-throwing" index,for countries of the Middle East, as in, the likelihood of them
joining the vaunted "Arab Spring".
Well, the Arab Spring, with its use of technology,
has encouraged young folk in the West to throw off the chains
of the bankocracy. Well, nobody has studied the countries
that are most likely to kick off.
Many saw the staged "anarchist riots" wherein
paid insurgents battled with police, with the sole purpose
of scaring off genuine protest. They though this meant that
Greece was going over the edge into anarchy. Nothing could be
further from the truth.
This violence in Italy is , however, no joke. The European Union
has risked everything to save the banks, and the Italians
have gone back to their 1970s Red Brigade history books,
and are feeling pretty good about lighting some fuses.
In fact it's my theory that
Spain and Italy will kick it all off
They'll put the boots to their government
the Troika, austerity, and maybe even the Euro.
IshitUnot: Mish Shedlock
Tax Collection Violence in Italy: Mail Bombs in Rome, Police Clashes in Naples, Molotov Cocktails in Livorno
Violent protests against the hated Equitalia, the Italian tax collection agency, are making headlines in several cities in the past few days. In Rome mail bombings have been ongoing since December. Via Google Translate, this time in Italian, please consider a trio of articles.
Equitalia, six months of mail bombs....