Here we go again!
The Italian secret service allegedly met with the Casalesi clan from the Camorra or Neapolitan Mafia during 2008 to 2009 to negotiate a peace agreement among rival bosses after escalating violence threatened judges as possible targets as reported by ANSA: "according to the media reports, negotiations fell through when government agents rejected" the request by boss Antonio Iovine "to have his wife freed from prison and to have more freedom in his territory of operations."
Don't these government douchebags ever learn from their past mistakes?
An ongoing trial involves an alleged deal between the Sicilian Mafia and government officials to end the mob's stragismo -- strategy of terror -- against the state in the early 1990s which included the 1992 murders of anti-Mafia judges Paolo Borsellino and Giovanni Falcone in separate bomb attacks.
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