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.
During the attacks on 11 September 2001, Secretary for Defense Donald Rumsfeld and his advisor, Arthur Cebrowski, defined the Pentagon’s need to dominate the entire planetary battle-field (Full-Spectrum Dominance) in order to maintain the unipolarity of the world. This is exactly what the United States are attempting today.
The Pentagon has decided to install medium-range nuclear missiles in Europe, which would turn this territory into a battle-field in case of a war between the two Great Powers. It’s no surprise that NATO and the European Union have approved the suicide of the European nations.
Finally, President Trump has aligned himself with the ambitions of the US deep state for the destruction of the Caribbean Basin. He has confirmed Vice-President Mike Pence and Senator Marco Rubio in their operation to destabilise Venezuela. He may also support the same two men in their project for Israël and against Syria.
During the seven years of war against Syria, Israël continually intervened in secret, lending airborne support to the jihadists in their attempts to overthrow the Republic. Since the end of 2018, Tel-Aviv has changed its tactics, and is now proceeding with vast bombing operations which they no longer bother to hide. Their goal is to hit Iranian targets, with the tacit agreement of Russia. However, these Iranian targets seem to be no more than anecdotal. Simultaneously, Israël, having reached an agreement with the leaders of Hamas which it finances publicly via Qatar, continues to wage its war against the civilians of Gaza.
Created in 2007 on the findings of an Israëli study, AfriCom (US Command for Africa) has never yet managed to install its headquarters on the continent. This structure carries out anti-terrorist operations from Germany, with the support of France in the region of the Sahel. In return, US and French transnational companies conserve a privileged access to African prime materials.
The member States of the European Union have unanimously aligned themselves with the military strategy of their American big brother. They have accepted that their own territory may transform itself into a nuclear battleground in the case of conflict between the United States and Russia.
What was the reaction to the warning by Russian President Putin when he said that the world underestimates the peril of of nuclear war, and that this tendency is increasing?
The commentary in the La Repubblica is significant, speaking of his “highly alarming tone”. The almost absolute silence of the whole Parliamentarian arc is also eloquent. As if Italy had nothing to do with the race to stock up nuclear weapons which, warned Putin in his end-of-year Press conference, could lead to the (...)
Minister for Defence Elisabetta Trenta (5-Star Movement), on the mike of a musical radio station, sang « C’era un ragazzo che come me amava i Beatles e i Rolling Stones » , and declared « This song makes me think about the value of peace, a priceless value that we must always preserve ».
Ten days later, in Afghanistan, the military-garbed Minister praised « our armed presence outside of the frontiers of Italy, guided by the values of our Constitution, on a fundamental mission for peace ». (...)
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.
"THE ART OF WAR"
The Art of War
“The Art of War”
“The Art of War”
“The Art of War”
"The art of war"
“The Art of War”
“The Art of War”
"The art of war"
“The Art of War”
“The Art of War”