By Frank Deford
On the 1936 Berlin Olympics the gorgeous Sydney Stringfellow starts off an excessive love affair with a German however the affair without notice ends while political forces tear them aside.
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This seems to be the stable pattern of terrorist activity throughout the twentieth century, from the plot of the Black Hand in Sarajevo to the political assassinations carried out by European revolutionary cells in the 1970s (for instance, the Meinhof gang in Germany, or the Red Brigades and their various counterparts of the extreme Right in Italy. By striking panic among the population, Italian terrorist squads progressively fomented a state of collective psychosis, which came to be perceived popularly as ‘the strategy of tension’ of Italy’s ‘deviated secret services’, and which ultimately corroborated the grip on the country of then tottering US-backed ChristianDemocrat mafia), up to the carnage perpetrated by the Islamist Front in Algeria (1992), and the recent lurking ‘threat’ of Bin Laden’s Al-Qaeda – a true ‘Godsend’ for America’s imperial Establishment (as known, the evanescent Bin Laden and his lieutenants are from the start an invention of the CIA).
As they soberly pondered over the scenarios outlined above and waited to see which would have come to a boil first, they took no chances, and jammed into the Western Front the American infantry. Not coincidentally, America formally joined the war, in April 1917, when the Russian front appeared to be creaking. ’84 America’s intervention to the side of Britain was effected rather adroitly. Pressured by the Germans to plead with Britain in order to make her desist from the illegal blockade of the Reich, the Americans refused.
39 When the reception at the town hall came to an end, the Archduke and his wife boarded the car anew; suddenly Gavrilo Princip, the third party to the commando, came swinging to the right side of the vehicle; as he approached he fired at Ferdinand and his wife and killed both. At the time, all three ‘terrorists’ were not even 20 years old. The inciting incident that would have triggered the imbricate system of alliances and eventually dragged their signatories into battle had happened, at last.