Octopus: The Long Reach of the International Sicilian Mafia
Simon & Schuster, 1991 - 384 pagine
A shocking expose of how the Sicilian Mafia uses financial influence and ruthless violence to control the international narcotics trade. "The most definitive work yet published on the transformation of the old bootlegging and gambling Mafia into a multinational conglomerate".--The Washington Times.
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Then it's legitimate," Buscetta said. (The something set aside was the capo's cut.
His permission was always needed, so that the cut was always paid.) The rules
for killing were elaborate and inflexible, in Buscetta's account. Men of Honor were
"Everybody involved in the drug traffic in America was a Man of Honor in the
Sicilian Cosa Nostra" (my italics). Asked what relations the Sicilians had with
American Families, he said they had none. He himself had been instructed to "
keep out ...
In fact, the two were not opposites; one was simply, inarguably, worse than the
other. The ideals in question — respect, courage, honor, tradition — were strictly
in-house rules for members, in no way inhibiting their cold violence and piratical
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