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Berlusconi attack a Reichstag fire?

There is growing speculation that the recent attack on embattled Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi was staged, to give his flagging popularity a sympathy boost and allow his allies to push through useful restrictions to civil liberties:
A video sequence posted on YouTube shows television footage in which Berlusconi immediately covers the lower part of his face with a black plastic bag after the attack and keeps it there while being bundled into a car with no blood visible.
The first video asks why Berlusconi emerged from the car a few minutes after the attack, showing his bloody face to the cameras, including a deep wound below his left eye which did not appear in the first images.

There are 2 comments on "Berlusconi attack a Reichstag fire?":

Posted by: Mehmet Ali Agca Fri Dec 25 04:22:25 2009

E ora il papa!

Posted by: Leviathan Tue Dec 29 02:25:36 2009

Sounds like the usual conspiracy-theory guff to me. While some may find it as amazing as a UFO landing on the front lawn of the Whitehouse, a head of state (particularly in Italy) being able to rustle up a clean shirt before he goes before the cameras is hardly proof of a conspiracy.