RE GIORGIO COMERIO:
(ANSA) - Rome, July 2 - Giorgio Comerio, an international trafficker in nuclear materials, hid Licio Gelli in his Monaco home in the 1980s.
The news was revealed by former sergeant Nicolo' Moschitta during a recent hearing before the Commission of Inquiry on Economics. At that time, Gelli had just escaped from a Swiss prison. Moschitta said the source of that news was 'various documents.
Giorgio Comerio: The man who created the nuclear abyss
June 27, 2008 Express Riccardo Bocca
Is there anyone that moves in the shadows? Someone who wants to cancel the results of investigations carried out in a terrible chapter of recent Italian history: the sinking of illegal toxic and radioactive waste in the seas around the globe, including the Mediterranean.A story on which he had dug in the mid nineties, the current deputy attorney general of Reggio Calabria Francesco Blacks, and which showed investigators a criminal "attack on the entire world population."
At center stage, linked to the illegal disposal of nuclear waste, the murder of journalist in Somalia Tg3 Ilaria Alpi and Miran Hrovatin operator. The international sale of strategic weapons. The agreement between freemasonry, mafias and governments. And the system by which illegal ENEA (the Italian Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Environment) would remove radioactive scrap.
Arguments to which 'The Express' dedicated in recent years, articles and covers, Asking Questions That Have Not Received answers. Then as now, silence and fear prevail.
Do not expect the investigation to be the first led by anti-mafia of Reggio Calabria, then faded into archiving. There is much to discover in those hundreds of thousands of pages kept in the prosecutor's office of Reggio. There are indications of unscrupulous maneuvers by nuclear Europe and the United States. There are the names of unscrupulous traffickers, those of their society.
And for this they attempt to eliminate evidence. Recently, for example, the magistrate Blacks reported the tampering with the envelope with the documents seized from Christmas De Grazia: The lieutenant commander, died in suspicious circumstances, he found a copy of the certificate of death of Ilaria Alpi home of George Comerio a fixer investigated for illegal disposal of radioactive waste. Now is the lawyer for Blacks, Lorenzo Gatto, to make public an incident on June 3:
"I went to prosecutors in Reggio to try again, and I noticed another anomaly: the box number nine, that containing the first and second volume of information SISMI, was open on the right side. I am on duty and reported to the Chief Registrar, who acknowledged that the sticker was removed. I urged the Chief Registrar then to check if I could remove documents, and I did it without difficulty I extracted six sheets, asking that the matter be put on record. "
At this point, the hope is that the prosecutor in Reggio Calabria has opened an investigation into the disappearance of documents and violation of envelopes. What is certain is that politics, the news of the death certificate of death of Ilaria Alpi, remained silent. Everything has continued as usual. All except one detail: the judge Blacks, to defend himself from a lawsuit the former Somali President Ali Mahdi (now closed), requested access to the papers of his old investigation.
And so he was back in possession of secret information that had gotten lost by Anti-mafia. Explosive pages, where the protagonist is George Comerio: the same character in the villa of San Garlasco Bovio (Pavia) retained the death certificate of Ilaria Alpi. An Italian that in the past has escaped questions of the parliamentary commission on waste cycle.
The reason for evanescence: from the documents of Reggio Calabria, "it said in disclosure of the police," a person of remarkable intelligence, surely a Mason, belonging to the secret services in Argentina and financiers linked to the larger world, especially Europe."
After that was
SOURCE (http://www.uonna.it/scorie-nucleari-smaltimento-criminale ...)
[TRANSLATION] Paola (Cosenza) – Two yellow spots behind a porthole. The lights of an underwater camera lighten the entire scene around the “Cunski” ship. The display shows “September 12, 17:33”. A rivulet finds its way out a crack in the metal. More dark figures (fishes?) to be seen in the obscurity.
All this seems to confirm Bruno Giordano’s worries, a regional prosecutor: Behind those portholes there might be the skulls of two sailors.
This sinking ship off the Calabrian coast is not only an ecological bomb but also a grave. The final destination for illegal sailors and for its no-longer secret load: a graveyard for men and garbage. How many other “Cunski” are laying on the seabed of the Mediterranean, releasing poisons and holding secrets? It’s the same question captain Natale De Grazia posed himself 14 years ago. During his investigation he used to note down details. It is worthy to mention them here:
The ships 7/8 Italian and Cyprus. Where are they? Their names? Sailors and instigators? Connections between “Rigel” and COmerio. Hira, Ara, Tremiti islands. Lower Adriatic. Harbours: Marina di Carrara/Akbaya, Salerno/Savona/Castellammare di Stabia/Otranto/Porto Nogaro/Fiume, Sulina Beirut. Nuclear waste.
He was one of the last one to investigate the matter. To what map he referred to in the autumn of ’95? This answer will remain unanswered. On December 12, 1995, a sudden heart attack takes De Grazia away in his car on the way to La Spezia, in the attempt to solve the “ships of poison” case. The heart attack is peculiar however, as only shortly after the captain will be rewarded with the army gold medal.
It starts from here, from those personal notes, the journey towards the “poisoned ships”, sinking not only in Italy but throughout the Mediterranean and the Horn of Africa.
Ilaria Alpi (May 24, 1961 – March 20, 1994) was an Italian journalist killed in Mogadishu, Somalia together with her camera operator Miran Hrovatin under mysterious circumstances. Ilaria Alpi was born in Rome and worked for Italian public television broadcaster RAI. At the time of the murder, she was following a case of weapon and illegal toxic waste traffic in which she believed also the Italian Army and other institutions were involved. In 2009 Francesco Fonti, a former 'Ndrangheta member, claimed that Ilaria Alpi and her cameraman were murdered because they had seen toxic waste shipped by 'Ndrangheta arrive in Bosaso, Somalia. Source: Wikipedia. Photo: RaiNews24
The story began legally among the white collars of a European Agency laboratory, it became a profitable chance for ruthless people and for human and weapon traffickers. In the background (not too deeply) lays an incredible bribing story with Somalia and the death of Ilaria Alpi and Miran Hrovatin. On January 18, 2005, answering the questions of a parliamentary Commission of the two dead journalists, Francesco Neri (Prosecutor of the city of Reggio Calabria) reveals that «the map showing the sinking points and the alerts by Greenpeace coincide with the Comerio map».
The investigation over the poisoned ships stayed off the lights for 12 years, until September 12 2009 when the “Manifesto” (Italian daily) wrote that the declarations by a turncoat (Mafioso turned informant, Francesco Fonti) allowed to uncover a new wreck down the water off the Calabria coast. The Antimafia Commission is now taking care of the matter, and on the lookout for new poisoned ships the Comerio map is in the spotlight again.
Investigative commissions have plenty of documents about Giorgio Comerio, a businessman in the antennas and geology fields. He declared in an interview that he has been subject to a majestic misunderstanding: «A custom officer held me once saying he was not aware of the “Euratom” project», whereas prosecutors say «he had tight with Argentinean and Iraqi secret services and had bought garbage from all over the world».
The beginning of the story about poisoned ships take place in Italy, at the Lago Maggiore, where “Ispra” is located, the institute for protection and environmental research that does business with “Euratom”. According to prosecutor Nicola Maria Pace, it is here that an ambitious project takes shape:
Ispra – says Pace in March 2005 – starts an innovative project for the placing of nuclear waste in to geological mines, through American and Japanese funds. Such project, named “Dodos”, involved hundreds technicians from all over the world, among whom Giorgio Comerio».
The idea was to sink nuclear waste from torpedo’s on the seabed. Such project will be abandoned for fear of environmentalists protests.
«In order to prevent such projects to be implemented – recalls Enrico Fontana, “Legambiente” – an UN Convention was signed that prevents from disposing dangerous waste on seabeds».
Comeria, however, understands that he could make enormous profits from that technique. He therefore creates “Odm” (obviously located in the Vergin Islands, notorious fiscal heaven) and purchase the rights for this new technology. He then meets a judge in Lubiana (Slovenia Republic) and convinces him it doesn’t break any UN Convention. He hits the jackpot. From that moment, Comerio enters the market and through his brand new website he offers global governments to dismantle their waste at very competitive prices. France and Switzerland decline. However, illegal deals start popping up like mushrooms in autumn.
The locations for the sinking (the famous Comerio map) is made by “Ispra” scientists. During the audition before the Commision that investigates the death of Ilaria Alpi, Nicola Maria Pace reveals an incredible fact: the «deal between an African army group who would sell one island to Comerio, in which he would have installed the appropriate facilities for dismantling nuclear waste into the sea. One more island would have been given to Salvatore Ligresti for building tourist villages. A third island would go to Carlo Rubbia in order to build a nuclear reactor able to give enough electricity to the other two islands». Rubbia and Ligresti refuse the offer.
However, the mechanism is unstoppable. Comerio gets in touch with the governments of Sierra Leone, South Africa, Austria. He manages to deal also with the government of Somalia: 5 million dollars for sinking nuclear waste off their coast and 10 thousands bribe to the national party leader – Ali Mahdi – for each sunk torpedo. Did Ilaria Alpi discover this trafficking? Or worse, did she find out about the bribes?
Something simila was also discovered by De Grazia. Under the command of Reggio Calabria prosecutor, Francesco Neri, he searched the house of Giorgio Comerio: it was September 1995, one year after the death of the two journalists in Somalia. De Grazia followed the routes of poisoned ships: he investigated the “Riegel” (sunk in 1987 off the Ionian Sea) and the “Jolly Red”, found on a beach in Amantea in December 1990.
At least 30 poisoned ships, according to informants. In the commander cabin of the “Jolly Red” a map indicating the sinking points was found, the same map found in the house of Comerio five years later. De Grazia investigates the sinking but also the routes. He discovers that, if the graveyard is in the southern Italian seas, the harbours are to be located in the north, between Liguria and Toscana regions – between American army base in La Spezia and the marble caves in Apuane Alps: military zones grant security and marble covers nuclear waste emissions.
«We were going to La Spezia – says a witness who was in De Grazia’s car during his last drive, on December 12 – to check on the navy registry the names of 180 ships that were sunk suspiciously in the last years». The Captain would have never reached La Spezia. However, by then he had discovered a lot.
For instance, he found out a folder in Comerio’s house: «A folder – says Francesco Neri – with “Somalia” and code “1831” on it. The folder included the death certificate of Ilaria Alpi».
Today, that certificate is missing.