Red Brigades

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a Marxist-Leninist terrorist organization that arose out of a student protest movement in the late 1960s

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Through the voice of the narrator, Comrade Nimbus, the reader follows the escalation of their belligerence in opposition to the world outside of their tiny militant cell, belligerence that coalesces in the awareness that they are linguistically similar to the Red Brigades combatants: "they speak like us," Scarmiglia (Comrade Flight) asserts.
Rome: A former Italian far-left militant from the Red Brigades group who took part in the kidnapping and assassination of former prime minister Aldo Moro in 1978 was found dead at his home on Monday, ANSA news agency reported citing the police.
Muammar Qaddafi behaved similarly, sending millions to groups like Nicaragua's Sandinistas, El Salvador's Farabulndo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN), Italy's Red Brigades, the UK's Irish Republican Army, and revolutionary groups in Thailand, Turkey, and Japan.
The Red Brigades, conducting a self-proclaimed "civil war" against the state, murdered Mr Moro after the government refused to free 13 detained extremists in return for his life.
95 "This is a uniquely insightful and comprehensive account of one of history's most fascinating terrorist groups, shedding new light on understanding the modern terrorist mind-set in general and the motivations of the Red Brigades specifically.
Bicchieri was looking at a chart with the scientific analysis of one of the last letters written by a captive Aldo Moro, a former Italian prime minister who was kidnapped and killed by far-left Red Brigades militants in 1978.
During a career in international terrorism lasting two decades, Ramirez is believed to have "freelanced" for Germany's Baader-Meinhof, the Turkish Popular Liberation Front, the Japanese Red Army, the Basque separatist group ETA and Italy's Red Brigades.
Bulgaria's Deputy Interior Minister pointed out that SOUD contains information indicating that a number of high-profile terrorists visited or stayed in Bulgaria before 1990, including Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, more widely known as Carlos the Jackal (whose trial just began in Paris), the assassin of Pope John Paul II Mehmet Ali Agca, as well as members of the Grey Wolves (Bozkurtlar in Turkish), the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas, Al Qaeda, the Italian Red Brigades, among others.
In the last 40 years groups like ETA in Spain, the Red Army Faction in Germany and the Red Brigades in Italy have sent hundreds of people to early graves.
Moreover, Libya was for many years the home of training camps for deadly terrorist factions from other countries, including European groups such as the IRA and Red Brigades.
Indeed, the notion of a "war on terror" in reply was misguided in part because it allowed people to think that Al-Qaeda was just another terrorist group like the IRA, the Baader-Meinhof Gang, or the Red Brigades.
The same can be said about Carlos, the achievements of the Japanese Red Army, and the Italian Red Brigades.
Guilty White Kids: the Red Brigades and the Red Army Faction' (extreme Right versus extreme Left in 1970s Italy; the Baader-Meinhof Gang in Germany); 7.
But it has historical depth, starting in the 19th century with the Irish Fenians and Russian Nihilists and bringing us into the 20th with the terrorist tactics of Jews and Arabs in Israel prior to the establishment of the Jewish state, the Algerian FLN, the Italian Red Brigades, the German Baader-Meinhof Gang, the PLO, Black September, the Provisional IRA, the Basque separatists ETA, and finally the ongoing terrorism of the Islamic jihadists.