Skip to comments.Mafia could be big winner in coronavirus-ravaged Italy
Posted on 03/31/2020 7:26:05 AM PDT by NorseViking
ROME, ITALY -- As Italy mourns thousands of coronavirus dead, and survivors brace for life in an economic wasteland, one rung of society looks to win big: organized crime.
"The Italian mafia can turn threats into opportunities," top government anti-mafia investigator Giuseppe Governale told AFP.
Over 10,000 people have died in Italy of the flu-like disease, which has forced the country into a lockdown that is devastating the eurozone's third largest economy.
From the historic Cosa Nostra in Sicily, to the immensely powerful 'Ndrangheta in Calabria and trigger-happy Camorra in Naples, Italy's mafias were "caught on the back foot (by the virus), but are now organizing themselves," Governale said.
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Hey, Cuomo, how’d those masks disappear?
Ain’t it the truth...the Mob and the cockroaches will be the only ones to survive WWIII.
The Mob isn’t immune to Chinese WMD.
Cockroaches probably are, but the Mob isn’t.
Let me make an offer .......I have 100 thousand N-95 masks in a Jersey warehouse.
You pay me a million large.......You get the masks......or
you can have a meeting with Guido over at the end of Pier 9 in Manhattan.
Guido loves pier 9, with that big hospital ship there.A lot of doctors visit that ship, come and go.Its really not safe along that pier....Guido can make sure nothing can happen to you.
Bring that cash to pier 9....you got 36 hours...happy to drop of the mask to your hospital.
I have seen a euronews report today although not in english with Naples mayor saying Mafia took over the city, paying the poor unemployment benefits the federal government failed to pay and demanding businesses to pay taxes to the Mafia and not to the government.
Mob gets sick just like everyone else. Moreover, they have Albanian gangsters and African migrants trying to cut in on their territory. Think Scarface but featuring somebody who came across the Med from Libya (or what used to be Libya until Sidney Blumenthal convinced Hillary to make a play for the oil fields).
Wow... Yep, that is a problem.
I bet cartels could do the same in some southern countries.
“Let me make an offer .......I have 100 thousand N-95 masks in a Jersey warehouse.”
Leave the masks, take the cannolies.
What about Keith Richards?
Or it could result in another “March on Rome”, and Mussolini was no fan of the Mafia.
But then who won it the end? Gambinos are still there and no Mussolini in sight.
It was the Commies that strung up Mussolini.
Funnily, social media in Italy says Naples counsilmen want the Russian Army to move from Bergamo to the South to deal with the Mafia although it is of course a boloney designed to tweak Rome to reinforce the local police.
I think the vaccine will include Keith’s blood. There’s really no other way that even makes sense.
Indeed and a lot other items that never get reported.
The Albanians and Africans will give them a run for their money...or
make them an offer they can't refuse.
Sorry, I couldn't resist.
Very interesting. Although glad they mentioned the various organized crime groups in Italy. Most people know the Mafia - La Costra Nostra - but they are far from being the most powerful group there.
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