The explosion of Italian terrorism and the Piazza Fontana massacre seen by the United States

Giovanni Mario Ceci

Resumen


The article deals with the analysis and reactions from the United States pertaining to the piazza Fontana massacre (1969) and the explosion of Italian terrorism. The work assesses these components through the most relevant and influential American newspapers and magazines and the analysis of the CIA, the White House, the Department of State, and the American Embassy in Rome. First, the article examines the widespread evaluations of the Italian situation at the moment of the December 12th bombings and the reactions to terrorist attacks or violent episodes already occurred in Italy. Second, it analyzes American reactions to the piazza Fontana massacre. Finally, it focuses on the different American comments about the possible consequences of the bombings on the Italian political system.
Palabras clave: Italy, terrorism, Piazza Fontana massacre, United States, CIA, American press

Palabras clave


Italy, terrorism, Piazza Fontana massacre, United States, CIA, American press

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