Hitler Didn’t Have Any (Known) Children. What About Mussolini?

National Alliance deputy Alessandra Mussolini (R) with her husband Mauro Floriani in 1997 (EPA)

The grand-daughter of Benito Mussolini, Alessandra Mussolini, has been in the news recently (she is apparently famous).   The 52-year-old woman and her husband are in the middle of a sex scandal of sorts.  Her husband is reportedly on trial for allegedly paying for sex with schoolgirl prostitutes in Rome, according to the British newspaper The Telegraph.

Mauro Floriani is an ex-police officer and the husband of the Minister of Parliament and former topless model Alessandra Mussolini.  He is accused of having several encounters with the under age escorts, who were aged just 14 and 15, according to The Telegraph.

Mussolini is a former Playboy model, writes the U.K. Daily Mail.

In a scandal that shocked Italians when it first broke two years ago, it came out that at least 50 men paid for sex with two schoolgirls, including middle-aged professionals and the son of a senator with Silvio Berlusconi’s Forza Italia party.

They were working out of an apartment building in the upmarket district of Parioli in Rome, Italy.  Prosecutors have asked that Mr. Floriani be sent to trial for the alleged offenses.

Paying for sex with a woman under the age of 18 is a crime under Italian law and if found guilty, Mr Floriani faces up to six years in prison.

(Updated article)

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3137975/From-Playboy-model-Berlusconi-crony-Revealed-colourful-life-Mussolini-s-granddaughter-Sophia-Loren-s-favourite-niece-husband-accused-paying-schoolgirl-prostitute-sex.html

Kyle Kulinski On The Rise Of Neo-Fascism In Europe

Kyle Kulinski discusses an article by Alter Net that discusses the rise of Neo-Fascism in Europe.
A Secular Talk video.


Video from 2013.
http://www.alternet.org/economy/tea-party-and-europe

Mussolini’s Bunker Open To The Public

Mussolini’s bunker just opened for the public.

According to the AP:  “Mussolini had the bunker made by encapsulating the 19th-century villa’s underground kitchen area in reinforced concrete. Before that, the Mussolini family would have had to dash across the villa’s sprawling lawn and gardens to reach the wine-cellar shelter in a separate structure if air raid sirens sounded.

“Work began in 1942 to expand and fortify the bunker. Archaeologist Giuseppe Granata said Mussolini had lamented in writing that the updated bunker was running behind schedule and over cost. It is not known if the dictator ever used the bunker. By the time Allied bombings hit Rome, the dictator had been deposed and, under Nazi protection, was leading a puppet state in northern Italy. In 1945, partisans captured and executed him.”

According to the BBC:  “A World War Two bunker used by the Italian fascist leader Benito Mussolini is being opened to the public for the first time.”

It used to be a wine cellar under the grounds of what was his private villa in Rome.  However, states the BBC, by the time Allied bombings hit the Italian capital, Mussolini had been deposed as dictator.

The Times of Israel states that a noble family had previously lived in the villa before Mussolini moved in, and the shelter was constructed in 1940.  The bunker also has anti-gas, double steel doors.

The Times of Israel:  “Visitors at a preview Saturday saw a rusting contraption to purify air in case of a gas attack. A label on the apparatus was dated November 1940 in Roman numerals, in keeping with Mussolini’s style of evoking the ancient Roman empire’s glory days as inspiration for his own rule.”

According to The Times, the tours will run on weekends starting Oct. 31, and they will also show visitors a separate underground bunker that was built for Mussolini directly under the villa.

http://www.timesofisrael.com/mussolinis-bomb-shelter-opens-to-public/#ixzz3HMDue1P8