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Berlusconi bomb threat

snakies2010-05-04 11:49:15 +0000 #1
Milan owner Silvio Berlusconi claims to have been targetted by a suicide bomber in a football stadium.

Berlusconi, who is also the Italian Prime Minister, revealed in an interview with Conservative newspaper Libero that the threat on his life happened at a football match.

“I am the subject of a direct threat," he said on Friday. “A suicide bomber in a stadium aiming at me."

Mr Berlusconi, who was present at the San Siro on Saturday night to watch his side beat Juventus, didn’t reveal where the incident took place but did express concerns that Italy may soon be the subject of terrorist attacks.

Ever since Italy sent troops to Iraq following the fall of Saddam Hussein’s regime, many Italians have feared an attack on their country.

Berlusconi, who has always rejected this theory in the past, now seems genuinely concerned for both his own safety and that of his fellow countrymen.

"It's not about me,” he continued. “This is about Italy. We are exposed to deadly terrorist attacks."

Tellingly, Berlusconi claimed on television recently that he tried to dissuade US President George Bush, whom he is due to meet tomorrow, from invading Iraq.

In addition to stating that he never wanted war in the first place he also urged that his words be heard across the Arab world.

These are troubles times for Italy’s foreign office, which is also experiencing deteriorating diplomatic ties with Iran, whom they have requested be ejected from the UN over remarks by its President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, that Israel be “wiped off the map”.

With the Winter Olympics set to take place in Turin early next year fears are growing that the event may be chosen as a terrorist target.

these r the kinda things that r wrong in football and the world. its horrible that these things happen



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