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A Mentally ill man rammed replica of the spikey cathedral in to the Italian PM’s face!!

February 3, 2010

A mentally ill man broke Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi‘s nose and knocked two of his teeth out with a punch to the face at a rowdy rally in Milan Sunday.

Doctors said they will keep him in the hospital under observation for 24 hours. They said he was not badly injured.

It was not clear if the prime minister, who has confessed to having a face lift, will need more plastic surgery.

Italian TV showed the dazed premier – his face cut and his mouth a mass of blood – falling to the ground and then being hustled into a car.

The attacker, 42-year-old Massimo Tartaglia, a graphic designer with a history of mental problems, was quickly bundled away by police.

Berlusconi was gladhanding the crowd after delivering a tirade against the left at an evening rally in front of Milan’s Duomo when he was hit.

Witness Doriano Riparbelli told Italian media that Tartaglia was holding a souvenir replica of the famously spikey cathedral and rammed it into Berlusconi’s face

What are you waiting for?

6 Comments leave one →
  1. ex Fiji tourist permalink
    February 4, 2010 11:13 PM

    In regards to the sham of a trial featured in the puppet courts of Fiji, I would like to offer the following comment.

    It is a wonder that this ’so-called judge’ could have sat and listened to the ‘fairy tale’ for so long.

    A proper judge in a proper jurisdiction would have asked questions of the ‘witness’ and directed council to ascertain the ‘facts’.

    But this illegal puppet sitting in a red coat is quite happy to listen to ‘bull excreta’ as long as his grog bill is paid each week.

    I would imagine that counsel for the defense will ask this ’star’ witness about his ‘importance’ to the moronic military.

    After all, it has taken him TEN years to rise through the ranks to; wait for it; ‘Lance Corporal’.

    To add insult to injury, the fawning dogs of the junta jaundiced media, refer to this git as ‘an army officer’.

    Only in Fiji would a bugle blower become a colonel in three years and a lance corporal be called an officer.

    It is also interesting to note that NO overseas ’silks’ are appearing for the defense.

    Maybe they all had their visas rejected?

    In summary, this is a sham of a trial and would be fitting in Burma or Zimbabwe.

  2. February 5, 2010 5:20 AM

    Who needs a souvenir model of the vatican to do the job? What about one of those wooden Suvavou swords with Voreqe’s name on it?

  3. Jale permalink
    February 6, 2010 8:46 AM

    Fijians are a timid lot, we should have done the same on Bainimarama ie rearrange his face

  4. Mark Manning permalink
    February 6, 2010 7:14 PM

    I’m getting the feeling that Fijians are more a contented lot rather than a timid lot.
    They are content to cruise and let things ride and that’s a good trait in most circumstances but could be used against them, to their own detriment.

  5. Koya na Man Says permalink
    February 9, 2010 8:17 AM

    Bhai should get smashed in the face with a replica souvenir of muscle man S.Rabuka to remind him that hes going the wrong way, even though there’s no other way.

  6. reg permalink
    February 9, 2010 10:24 AM

    Jale and Mark,

    Do you really think that Fijians are contented and timid?

    Perhaps you have been away too long and have forgotten what it is to be a Fijian.

    Whenever. Fijians meet for the first time we introduce ourselves by name and where we come from (village and province) and often also by our role/rank in society. This is helps the person we are meeting to establish who we are and out connections.

    Fijians in Fiji, unlike the White people Australians and Kiwis are more than individuals where we go we take with us our vanua and all the associated relationships.

    This I believe one of the main reasons why there has not been any violent backlash/protest in Fiji. Because we are all linked/related in someway, the relationship involves obligations. One does not easily rise up and fight against ones relations in Fiji unless of course you are drunk or it is in the heat of a rugby match.

    Another reason why there has been an absence of protest is because we have been through it before (e sega ni ka vou vei keda) and we know that this will pass, like all other things.

    A third reason is the church, we believe that the meek will inherit the earth, and there is not doubt in my mind that this is true in this case. All of the big talkers will leave Fiji for Australia and NZ, they will make great protestations get their PR/citizenship and be happy, hopefully they will send some money home to their relatives.

    A forth reason related to the first is respect for elders/culture. When elders/traditional leaders advise against an action (protest) as all good leaders that care for the welfare of their people do. Their wishes are respected.

    A fifth reason is the respect for authority that is built into Fijians from a young age. When faced with the authority of our parents or traditional leaders we automatically obey (not saying that this is a good thing) because they are the heads of our households, mataqali, etc.). This automatic obedience is extended to other authority figures (police, military etc).

    No doubt timidness features somewhere, but I think is somewhat lower down in the rankings.

    Don’t judge us too hard.. we are after all a product of our society.. The same society that taught use our friendliness respectfullness kindness and generosity that are admired by many people who visit Fiji.

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