Monday, December 24, 2012

Stamps Honor Anti-Terrorist Fighters

Romania Post has issued a pair of stamps honoring Anti-Terrorist Fighter's Day.

The 8th decade of the 20th century produced a blueprint for what terrorism was to become. In the name of “a cause to defend”, terrorists hijacked planes, took hostages and detonated bombs.

The massacre during the Munich Olympic Games in 1972 or the assassination of the Italian Prime Minister, Aldo Moro in 1978, are two of the tragic events that members of terrorist organisations such as Black September or Red Brigades carried out at the time.

As a result of these global events, Romania established a small antiterrorist unit in 1974. The unit . . .

Read more at Romania Post

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