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Enrico Mattei: A brief bibliography on his assassination


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From the Times (London):

1. "Man in the News: Driving force behind Italy's State Oil Corporation," Thursday, 22 December 1960, p.11

2. Editorial, "Oil from Russia," Saturday, 23 February 1963, p.9

3. "E.N.I. Oil Pact with Russia," Tuesday, 19 November 1963, p.17

Mattei described by CIA-asset C.L. Sulzberger:

"Foreign Affairs: The Specter Behind the Jugglers," NYT, 11 April 1962, p.42:

The Italian supporters of Kennedy's "opening to the left," launched in June 1961: PM Fanfani, Florence's Mayor La Pira, and Enrico Mattei, here described as "an intimate of Fanfani's," who is "anti-NATO and ardently neutralist."

Articles from 1997 in British press on Mattei's murder:

1. John Hooper, "Italian oil mogul 'was murdered by Mafia bomb,'" The Guardian, Friday, 29 August 1997, p.12

2. Andrew Gumbel, "Autopsy may solve deadly mystery of the Mattei Affair," The Independent, Friday, 29 August 1997, p.11

From the latter comes the following paragraph: "The U.S. National Security Council described him as an irritation and an obstacle in a classified report from 1958." Anyone seen this ?

Please add any germane bits and pieces you have. Italian contributors particulary welcome.

Paul

PS Anyone know how to edit the topic title? "Bibliography" and "assassination"!

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Paul,

In January of 1962, the French Secret Army Organization (SAO) had publically stated that Mattei had been "sentenced to death". The SAO had been involved with a previous assassination attempt by putting a screwdriver in one of the jet engines of his private plane. It was discovered in time.

Also killed on that flight was William McHale who was the chief of Time magazine's Rome bureau. McHale was in the process of preparing a cover story.

FWIW.

James

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From the Times (London):

1. "Man in the News: Driving force behind Italy's State Oil Corporation," Thursday, 22 December 1960, p.11

2. Editorial, "Oil from Russia," Saturday, 23 February 1963, p.9

3. "E.N.I. Oil Pact with Russia," Tuesday, 19 November 1963, p.17

Mattei described by CIA-asset C.L. Sulzberger:

"Foreign Affairs: The Specter Behind the Jugglers," NYT, 11 April 1962, p.42:

The Italian supporters of Kennedy's "opening to the left," launched in June 1961: PM Fanfani, Florence's Mayor La Pira, and Enrico Mattei, here described as "an intimate of Fanfani's," who is "anti-NATO and ardently neutralist."

Articles from 1997 in British press on Mattei's murder:

1. John Hooper, "Italian oil mogul 'was murdered by Mafia bomb,'" The Guardian, Friday, 29 August 1997, p.12

2. Andrew Gumbel, "Autopsy may solve deadly mystery of the Mattei Affair," The Independent, Friday, 29 August 1997, p.11

From the latter comes the following paragraph: "The U.S. National Security Council described him as an irritation and an obstacle in a classified report from 1958." Anyone seen this ?

Please add any germane bits and pieces you have. Italian contributors particulary welcome.

Paul

PS Anyone know how to edit the topic title? "Bibliography" and "assassination"!

See this thread for a detailed discussion on this subject:

http://educationforum.ipbhost.com/index.php?showtopic=4495

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