Revelations in a document from the US Embassy in Italy dating back to 1955 and until now kept secret: here is the clip on ENI and Enrico Mattei
The founder of ENI, Enrico Mattei, was a fascist and at the end of the war he bought the partisan “title” by paying five million lire Christian democracy. This shocking revelation comes from a telegram from the US Embassy in Italy dated August 11, 1955. The document was released a few days earlier along with 13,173 other files related to the investigation into John Fitzgerald Kennedy’s death and has until now been kept secret.
Enrico Mattei, founder of ENI, has died in a plane crash
The same related dispatch Enrico Mattei It also helps to better understand Washington’s thoughts on the activity of Enrico Mattei, who died in a mysterious plane crash on October 27, 1962 in Pascap, in the province of Pavia.
An accident that claimed the lives of two other people (a pilot and an English journalist) occurred a few days before the signing of an Algerian oil agreement that endangered the interests of the largest Western oil companies.
“Enrico Mattei bought my party title”
According to the report sent from Rome to Washington before Lester Simpsontitled “The American Embassy and Italy for the Petroleum Industry”, ENI founder Enrico Mattei was a fascist who had joined the resistance since September 8, 1943 (the date of the armistice).
As stated in the report “When it became clear that the victory of the Allies was now certain” Enrico Mattei He paid five million lire to a party leader of the Christian Democrats For the rank of partisan leader of the capital and general of the resistance in the CNL.
Moreover, according to the American report which cited “informed sources”, Enrico Mattei, despite entering the resistance, maintained good relations with the Germans.
Tribute to ENI founder Enrico Mattei 60 years after his death
Enrico Mattei, ENI, and American Interests in Italy
So, according to the Americans, Enrico Mattei was a fascist until 1943. A statement that must be evaluated, also because there were many Italians who, after the Armistice, for opportunistic reasons, abandoned the fascism to which they might have adhered without much conviction, with the aim of not having business problems with the regime.
Moreover, the same document devotes large passages to describing American activities on behalf of American oil companies in Italy.
For example, he mentioned that after a fall Skelba government Eni has been joined by other Italian oil companies on the “independent” line against the “Seven Sisters”, the largest and most powerful of the international oil companies.
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