Geographer and geopolitical scientist. His latest books are Laboratorio di geografia, Zanichelli 2014 ; Diario di viaggio, Zanichelli 2017 ; L’arte della guerra / Annali della strategia Usa/Nato 1990-2016, Zambon 2016. Guerra nucleare. Il giorno prima. Da Hiroshima a oggi: chi e come ci porta alla catastrofe, Zambon 2017; Diario di guerra. Escalation verso la catastrofe (2016 - 2018), Asterios Editores 2018.
The US Commission on the National Defense Strategy was created in 2017 in order to provide Congress with some expertise on the subject. However, its principal source of information is the US Institute of Peace, the equivalent of the NED for the Secretary of Defense. As a result, its bipartisan attitude is in reality the point of view that the Pentagon wants to defend via the Democrat and Republican Parties.
Donald Trump’s attempt to re-balance the commercial flow between China and the USA does not correspond only to his aim of bringing de-localised jobs back to the United States. Indeed, the deployment of new transport and communications infrastructures is swiftly becoming a threat to the US position as leader of the world. The struggle centred around Huawei illustrates the way in which economic and military preoccupations inter-connect. Already, many States have observed that Washington is so far unable to decode this technology. Thus, as they did in Syria, they have entirely re-equipped their Intelligence services with Huawei material, and forbid their civil servants to use any others.
Just as NATO denounces the boarding of Ukrainian ships by Russia, without noting that they had violated its maritime space, so its Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg, denounces the danger of Russian missiles. The principles of propaganda never change – avoid the context and distort the scale of the facts.
It’s a fact, not an analysis, not even an opinion – the « free and open international order» promoted since 1945 by the United States has cost the lives of 20 to 30 million people throughout the world. No President, whoever he may be, has managed to slow the rhythm of this killing machine.
After Emmanuel Macron’s failure to solve the Libyan crisis, it’s now Giuseppe Conte’s turn to take a shot at it. It’s true that Rome is better placed than Paris, insofar as it enjoys the support of the White House. However, there is little chance that any progress of any sort will be made, since these « fairy godmothers » are in fact the big bad wolves who recently devoured Libya.
Contrary to articles in the Atlantist Press, Muos is not a defensive radar, but a new satellite communications system which enables the Pentagon to supervise offensive actions anywhere in the world. One of its four land bases is situated in Europe, specifically in Niscemi (Italy).
Since the time of Silvio Berlusconi, Italy has been attempting to draw closer to Russia, with which it has several common interests. However, the promise of marriage has never yet led to any important concrete measures, because Italy is a member of NATO, and as such, is obliged to be an enemy of Russia.
Far from being a simple military exercise, the war game « Trident Juncture 2018 » aims at eradicating the ideal of neutrality and press-ganging the Nordic countries into the US crusade against Russia. The states which are participating either believe or will come to believe in the imaginary danger of the « Russian peril ».
The announcement that "Trump breaks the historic nuclear treaty with Moscow" - the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) - was no surprise. Now, however, it is official. To understand the scope of this act, we should review the historical context from which the INF Treaty was born.
The president of the United States, Ronald Reagan, and the president of the USSR, Mikhail Gorbachev, signed the INF in Washington, on Dec. 8, 1987, after having agreed on it the year before at the (...)
As we might have expected, the de facto abandon of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF Treaty) – concluded between Washington and Moscow at the end of the Cold War – has now rebooted the competition. Except that this time, it’s even more complicated, since the United States violated the Treaty first, while they were already violating the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). Meanwhile, Russia has discreetly forged ahead with its technological progress while pretending to allow the problem to drag on.
The Pentagon is busy pursuing all sorts of research. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is studying the possibility of using insects to infect crops, while the Office of Naval Research hopes to use other insects as sensors, capable of detecting explosives. This is not science-fiction.
Contrary to official communications and comments from the different political parties, no-one is opposed to the expenditure by the new Italian government. All political formations support the growth of military spending, even if it is in no way required by the current situation.
The strategy of the European populist parties linked to Steve Bannon has run into a difficult contradiction. Logic would seem to indicate that they should be seeking a rapprochement with Russia, as the Italians have done, for example. But their US sponsor is working in the opposite direction - to sabotage the economy and the political confirmation of Moscow.
Since the reorganisation of 2012, the US base of Camp Darby in Italy no longer houses the field hospitals for the Middle East. It has become both a vast reserve for the grocery stores of other Western American bases and a gigantic arsenal. Far from shrinking, as had been announced, the camp just keeps getting bigger.
Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania have begun the construction of a new iron curtain which separates Northern Europe in two. The point is to remind people of the way in which the Soviet Union built an identical wall to prevent Central European refugees from fleeing to the West. And yet for the moment there is no significant migratory movement towards Russia.
At the end of the Second World War, allied troops occupied the European continent. While France and Russia have withdrawn today, the United States and the United Kingdom still maintain troops there. For the last year, planning for a world war against China and Russia, the Pentagon is using numerous bases in Italy to massively increase the storage of its weapons in Europe, including nuclear bombs.
Of course, we were all horrified by the collapse of the Morandi bridge in Genoa. Manlio Dinucci reminds us here that the company which managed this work of engineering had been privatised… in order to pay for the destruction of bridges in Serbia by the Italian army. This was in 1999, under the orders of NATO.
The conflict between transnational financial capitalism and productive national capitalism has entered into a paroxystic phase. On one side, Presidents Trump and Putin are negotiating the joint defence of their national interests. On the other, the major daily newspaper for the US and the world is accusing the US President of high treason, while the armed forces of the US and NATO are preparing for war with Russia and China.
While the international Press distorted the content of the NATO Summit, the US establishment pefectly understood the unique issue – the end of enmity with Russia. Thus disturbing the bilateral summit in Helsinki between the USA and Russia became its priority. By all means possible, it had to prevent any rapprochement with Moscow.
Working like machines programmed from their creation, the administrations of NATO and the EU are pursuing their project free from all political control. The military and civil bureaucracies born of the US occupation of Western Europe are bent on defending the interests of the transnational élite without paying any attention to the wish of the People.
Great symbolic importance is given to the fact that it is the first Summit convened in the new headquarters of the Alliance, which has so far cost 1.3 billion Euros or $1.5 billion (but the real price, 7% of which is borne by Italy, is still to be established): it’s a structure of over 2.5 million square feet, almost double the previous one, where a permanent staff of about 4,000 military and civilians works, equipped with 18 large halls where more than 5,000 meetings are held annually with (...)
President Trump remains compelled by the US system to defend NATO, currently the main tool of transnational imperialism. Despite his attempts, his vassals refuse to free themselves and make their own way. He is therefore pursuing the policies of his predecessors by infantilising the Europeans and turning them against Russia. Anticipating a possible dissolution of the European Union, some of its members have engaged a little more deeply in NATO.
A very strange traffic is crossing the Mediterranean – in one direction, weapons to Africa and the Middle East – in the other, refugees who are the victims of these weapons. Unsurprisingly, the European political leaders are pretending not to know the main cause of these migrations.
It is particularly important, in this period of accelerated evolution of international positions, not to become blinded by one element or another, but to conserve all the elements under close scrutiny. By observing simultaneously the G7, NATO and the OCS, geographer Manlio Dinucci reveals the direction chosen by the Western powers.
The event on June 2nd (the day in 1946 when Italy became a Republic) was not a military parade, not even a parade, but a "review", according to the Ministry of Defense that directed it (Minister Pinotti’s final act).
The parade at the Fori Imperiali - in front of the newly-installed government - was symbolically opened by 330 mayors representing civil society, followed by all the sectors of the Armed Forces, to celebrate "Italians’ Day - United for the Country”.
In his message, President of (...)
Steve Bannon – Donald Trump’s former strategist and theorist of national-populism - expressed his enthusiastic support for the alliance of the Lega with the 5 Star Movement for "the government of change." In an interview he stated: "The fundamental question, in Italy in March, was the question of sovereignty. The result of the elections was to put into office those Italian citizens who want to regain sovereignty and control over their country, and to put an end to the rules coming from (...)
"We are flying the F-35 all over the Middle East, and have already attacked twice on two different fronts". General Amikam Norkin, Commander of the Israeli Air Force, made this announcement on 22 May at the conference on aerial superiority at Herzliya (a suburb of Tel Aviv), with the participation of the Air Force chiefs of staff from 20 countries, including Italy.
The general did not specify where the F-35’s had been used, but he hinted that one of the attacks was carried out in Syria. He (...)
The "Contract for the Government of Change" - stipulated by Luigi Di Maio and Matteo Salvini on behalf of the 5 Star Movement and the League - on the one hand "confirms Italy’s membership of the Atlantic Alliance, with the United States of America as a privileged ally”, and on the other, promises "an open-minded attiutude to Russia, which should be perceived not as a threat but as an economic and commercial partner (which would imply the withdrawal of sanctions), to be rehabilitated as a (...)
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