Originally Posted by abraxas21
As most people outside of Chile, i suspect you don't know who he is. Luciano Pitronello Schuffeneger is a Chilean anarchist who accidentaly blew up his hands attempting to place a homemade bomb in a bank at 2:30 a.m.
The case has received a lot of press here given the state the guy ended up in and the insistance of a lot of people in the government to qualify this as a terrorist act and thus punish the guy to many years in prison (what is it about right wingers and their obsession with terrorism anyway?), in spite of the fact that he was only person who was injured.
looking at the foreign press, i found this classless gem from the Daily Mail, a newspaper which is probly even more awful than the rightwing trash we get here. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...side-bank.html
the schadenfreude and the anger expressed by many people is quite frankly disgusting. he was just a guy driven by his ideals and to that extent deserves respect, imo.
Oh god. That is absolutely hilarious. The very fact that he didn't get blown up but instead became a cripple forced to suffer for the rest of his life is poetic justice in itself. It's better than death penalty IMO. It would be an intresting and amusing punishment if modern governments replaced life imprisonment and capital punishment with just cutting off criminal's hands and ripping out his tongue and letting him go free. After all, what harm could he possibly do to the rest of the society?