Italy: Vanishing Bulgarian Connection

Vanishing Bulgarian Connection

It began with a bang and seems likely to end with a whimper. The bang: the gunshots fired at Pope John Paul II on May 13, 1981, by Turkish Terrorist Mehmet Ali Agca. The whimper: Italian Prosecutor Antonio Marini's recommendation last week that three Bulgarian defendants charged with complicity in the attack be acquitted on the technical ground of "insufficient evidence." If the court heeds Marini's advice when it hands down its verdict this month, the result will be a stunning blow to the * "Bulgarian Connection" theory, which maintained that Bulgarian intelligence services organized the papal attack at the behest...

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