Italian CEO Shot: A Reminder Of The Past

And as if to underscore the depth of anger in Italy with the economic crisis and the risks, if the politicians can’t get it right, unidentified gunmen on a motorbike shot in Genoa the chief executive of a prominent Italian nuclear engineering firm.  Roberto Adinolfi, CEO of Ansaldo Nucleare, was shot in the leg – a trademark tactic of the guerrilla group Red Brigades back in the 1970s.

There has been no confirmation that the shooting was an act of domestic terrorism, but the company was one of the first targeted by the Red Brigades when they launched their terrorism.