Aldo Moro Pt. 1
This episode features discussion of kidnapping and violence that some people may find offensive listener. Discretion is advised. The Fiat jolted with Thud. Sixty one year old former Italian Prime Minister Aldo. Moro looked up sharply from his reading. It was just after nine. Am On march sixteenth. Nineteen seventy eight in Rome. Italy and the car carrying one of the most powerful men in the country had just been rear ended Aldo cursed under his breath. Today was the day that a project he spent years working on with finally coming to fruition. It was a project that could put an end to the bloodshed. Terror and chaos that had wracked Italy for too long. There was no way he was going to be late. I'll look back at the car behind them carrying the other half of his police escort. They looked as confused as he did. He turn back around to ask his driver what was going on. Suddenly his bodyguard pushed him to the floor. Shouting for him to get down a split second later machine gun fire riddled the car with bullet holes and Aldo was trapped inside. This is hostage a podcast original every week. We tell the stories behind the most captivating hostage situations and the people inside them. We'll also cover. The psychological tactics used in kidnapping situations. And what the human brain does win held captive. I'm Irma Blanco..