This why the thinnest book in the world is the book of Italian war heroes

Oh those Italians, they make the best rifles – never been fired and only dropped once.   And it seems this genetic propensity that besets them is still going strong.

Some 83.5 percent of Rome’s police scheduled to work on New Year’s Eve called in sick. Italian authorities are threatening disciplinary actions against those officers who never showed up as some 600,000 people welcomed 2015 on the streets of the capital.

Initially some 1,000 municipal police officers were scheduled to provide safety in Rome on that night. Those 835 who failed to show up to work mostly cited excuses such as donating blood or suddenly surfaced physical “disabilities”, La Repubblica reports.

Italy’s public service minister Marianna Madia warned on Twitter that disciplinary action may be taken against the officers, once the investigation of the incident is complete.

Rome’s Mayor Ignazio Marino said in a Facebook post that the officers’ actions on that night was a failed attempt to “ruin” the New Year celebrations.

“They did not succeed in ruining the city’s party,” Marino said, The Local reports. “But those who with their unjustifiable absences tried to ruin everything, have to be held to account.”

Meh, they just were too scared.   Too scared of dealing with drunks, too scared of dealing with violence, and too scared of work.



– RT


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  • conwaycaptain

    And they wonder why Italy and the Eu are in the poo

  • ozbob68

    Question: How many people work in the EU?
    Answer: About a quarter of them.

  • Hedgehog

    And this is what the Labour party want us to emulate. Labour are pro EU and anti US. The Nats are pro anything that works for the country – love the pragmatism.

  • Eiselmann

    Italian tanks are the fastest tanks in the world…they havea the sevena gearsa ..sixa ina reversea

  • Phoenician

    But they did actually beat the French once!

  • Bart67

    When Churchill was asked why he preferred Italian flagged liners to British ones, he is reported to have given three reasons. The food is wonderful, the service is fantastic, and in case of an emergency, there’s none of that ‘women and children first’ nonsense!

  • caochladh

    Didn’t they rule most of the known world at one time? Anyhow, they were hero’s in a sense that most gave up without a fight in WW2 and went on to help defeat the krauts behind the scenes. Many stayed on in North Africa after the war and worked for the PWD rebuilding the roads and passes that had been knocked out.

  • Huia

    Dad was in the desert in the second world war when they captured a whole platoon of Italians, well! the Italians walked out of the desert with their hands up and into the kiwi camp asking for help.
    Dad always said the Italians won all their fights by a hundred yards.

  • Timboh

    I must disagree, Italian rifles were never the best but were in the best condition as you rightly point out.

  • LabTested

    Video below is the Italian Army practicing buggering-off quickly

  • Citizen

    Actually this is a problem because on Unions.