Wednesday, November 28

CONDEMN ZIONISM OR BE COMPLICIT IN 3th WORLD WAR

This is a chapter-by-chapter analysis and documentation of the power of Israel via the Israeli, Jewish or Pro-Zionist Lobby on US Middle East policy. 

It raises serious questions as to the primary beneficiary of US policy, and its destructive results for the United States. The extraordinary extent of US political, economic, military and diplomatic support for the state of Israel is explored, along with the means whereby such support is generated and consolidated. Contending that Zionist power in America ensured unconditional US backing for Israeli colonization of Palestine and its massive uprooting of Palestinians, it views the interests of Israel rather than those of Big Oil as the primary cause of the disastrous US wars against Iraq and threats of war against Iran and Syria. It demonstrates and condemns US imitation of Israeli practice as it relates to conduct of the war on terrorism and torture. It sheds light on the AIPAC spying scandal and other Israeli espionage against America; the fraudulent and complicit role of America’s academic “terrorist experts-in furthering criminal government policies, and the orchestration of the Danish cartoons to foment antipathy between Muslims and the West. It questions the inability in America to sustain or even formulate a discourse related to the subject of Israeli influence on the United States. It calls for a review of American Mid East policy with a view to reclaiming US independence of action based upon enlightened self-interest and progressive principles.
https://www.scribd.com/book/257718430/The-Power-of-Israel-in-the-United-States

Friday, October 26

UNIONE EUROPEA: "INVENZIONE SIONISTA DEL XX SECOLO"

Il B'NAI B'RITH: usa Bruxelles come un tassello del nuovo ordine mondiale. Oggi si puntella l'euro sul baratro del collasso fomentando la guerra in Ucraina e richiamando all'ordine una riottosa Germania. In Europa l'impero americano gioca il tutto per tutto. Il B'NAI B'RITH epicentro del Sionismo, NEMICO del popolo ebraico, poi, creò il Progetto degli Stati Uniti d'Europa: origine anglo-americana dell'integrazione continentale e della moneta unica. 

Oggi i suoi discendenti nel B'nai B'Rith hanno progettato e creato l'Unione Europea, come testa di ponte statunitense sul continente euroasiatico. La necessità di salvare l'euro ad ogni costo: guerra in Ucraina compresa. L'aspirazione all'unità del continente ricorre ciclicamente dalla dissoluzione dell'impero romano, ma l'attuale piano di integrazione europea è eterodiretto sin dall'origine dall'E'lite delle FAMIGLIE finanaziarie del fine XX Secolo, successivamente, gli eredi banchieri, piazzarono a Bruxelles, cuore dell'Europa persa con Hitler, un tassello del nuovo ordine mondiale. Oggi si puntella l'euro sul baratro del collasso fomentando la guerra in Ucraina e richiamando all'ordine una riottosa Germania. In Europa l'impero americano gioca il tutto per tutto. Kalergi Plan

CITAZIONI BIBLICHE CELEBRI 

Prendere tu non l'usura di lui, o di aumento ma temi il tuo Dio; che tuo fratello possa vivere presso di te. Tu non lo darai il tuo denaro a interesse, né gli prestano tuoi viveri per ricavarne.
(Levitico 25: 36-37)
E questo [è] la modalità di emissione: Ogni creditore che dà in prestito [dovrebbero] al suo prossimo svincola [it]; egli non esigere [it] del suo vicino, o di suo fratello; perché è chiamato liberazione dell'Eterno.
(Deuteronomio 15: 2)
Tu non prestare a interesse al tuo fratello;l'usura di denaro, l'usura di viveri, l'usura di qualsiasi cosa che si presta a interesse:
(Deuteronomio 23:19)
Poi ho consultato con me stesso, e mi sgridò i nobili, i magistrati, e dissi loro: Voi l'usura esatto, ognuno di suo fratello. E ho impostato una grande assemblea contro di loro.
(Neemia 5: 7)
Parimenti, [e] i miei fratelli ei miei servi, abbiamo dato loro in denaro e mais: ti prego, lasciamo fuori questo usura.
(Neemia 5:10)
[Chi] mi metterà non per il suo denaro a usura e non accetta contro gli innocenti. Chi fa queste cose [] non vacilli.
(Salmi 15: 5)
Il ricco signoreggia sui poveri, e il servo mutuatario [è] per il creditore.
(Proverbi 22: 7)
Meglio [è] il povero che cammina nella sua rettitudine, di [chi è] perverso [sue] vie, anche se [sia] ricco. Chi osserva la legge [è] un figlio saggio: ma chi è un compagno di riottosi [uomini] shameth suo padre. Colui che per l'usura e guadagno ingiusto accresce i suoi beni, lo accumula per chi ha pietà dei poveri.Se uno volge altrove gli orecchi per non ascoltare la legge, anche la sua preghiera [sarà] abominio.
(Proverbi 28: 6-9)
Guai a me, mia madre, che mi hai partorito un uomo di lotta e un uomo di contesa per tutta la terra! Ho né prestato a interesse, né gli uomini hanno prestato a me in materia di usura; [Ancora] ogni uno di lo punisca me maledizione.
(Geremia 15:10)
Egli [che] non ha dato via a interesse, né ha tolto ogni aumento, [che] s'è ritirato la mano, iniquità, s'è realizzato vero giudizio tra uomo e uomo, s'è seguito le stature, e ha tenuto i miei giudizi, per affrontare veramente; egli [è] semplicemente, egli vivrà, dice il Signore Iddio.
(Ezechiele 18: 8-9)
[Chi] hath dato via a interesse, e s'è preso aumento: vivrà egli? Egli non vivrà: egli ha commesso tutte queste abominazioni; perché deve morire; il suo sangue ricadrà su di lui.
(Ezechiele 18:13)
[Chi] ha tolto la mano dal povero, [che] non s'è ricevuto interesse né usura, s'è eseguito i miei giudizi, s'è camminato secondo le mie leggi; egli non morirà per l'iniquità del padre, egli vivrà.
(Ezechiele 18:17)
In te si ricevono doni per spargere il sangue;tu hai presa usura e aumentare, e tu hai trai guadagno prossimo con la violenza, e dimentichi me, dice il Signore Iddio.
(Ezechiele 22:12)
DAL NUOVO TESTAMENTO
E Gesù entrò nel tempio di Dio, e cacciò fuori tutti coloro che vendevano e comperavano nel tempio, e rovesciò i tavoli dei cambiavalute e le sedie de 'venditori di colombi,
(Matteo 21:12)
E vengono a Gerusalemme: e Gesù entrò nel tempio, e hanno cominciato a scacciare coloro che vendevano e comperavano nel tempio, e rovesciò i tavoli dei cambiavalute e le sedie de 'venditori di colombi;
(Marco 11:15)
 DALLA LETTERATURA
- “…io credo sinceramente, come voi, che le istituzioni bancarie siano più pericolose di un esercito in campo…” (Thomas Jefferson – lettera a John Adams )

- “Da queste due, se tu ti rechi a mente | lo Genesì dal principio, convene | prender sua vita e avanzar la gente | e perché l'usuriere altra via tene, | per sé natura e per la sua seguace | dispregia, poi ch'in altro pon la spene". (Dante Alighieri, Divina Commedia)

- “Dallo stato caotico dell’economia il genio SIONISTA sviluppò il sistema del capitalismo organizzato, grazie allo strumento più efficace: il sistema bancario.” ( "Henry Ford – L’Ebreo Americano” ) del 10 Settembre 1920.

 - “La razza, nel sionismo, è lungi dall’essere un puro dato biologico e antropologico. La razza è la Legge. Questa, intesa come una forza formatrice dall’interno e in un certo senso perfino dall’alto, nel sionista, fa tutt’uno con quella.” ( Giovanni Preziosi – “Dieci punti fondamentali del problema ebraico” – 15 Agosto 1937 – da “Come il Giudaismo ha preparato la prima guerra mondiale” – ediz. “Tumminelli – Roma 1939 )


E’ sufficiente sostituire il termine “guerra” con “usura bancaria” o “deflazione programmata” e la frase è facilmente riconducibile alla situazione italiana attuale. Invece questa affermazione è stata concepita nel 1944. 

Bruciava e brucia, ancora, sulla pelle degli europei la catastrofe dalla Seconda Guerra mondiale. Ma c’è chi, senza salire sul carro del vincitore, riesce ad analizzare il conflitto, lontano da retorica e ipocrisia. Uno di questi, uno dei pochi è stato: "Ezra Pound".

Ezra Weston Loomis Pound nasce ad Hailey nel 1885, compie i suoi studi alla Cheltenham High School, allo Hamilton College di Clinton e all’Università di Pennsylvania. Nel 1908 lascia gli Stati Uniti per raggiungere l’Europa e frequenta i circoli degli intellettuali di Gibilterra, Venezia, Londra. 

Nel 1920 abbandona la conservatrice Londra per raggiungere Parigi, palcoscenico per i movimenti di avanguardia culturale dove frequenta personalità del calibro di Francis Picabia, Ernest Hemingway, Pablo Picasso, Erik Satie e James Joyce. Nel 1924 si stabilisce definitivamente a Rapallo, in Italia, stanco dell’atmosfera urbana parigina

Ed è proprio in Italia che inizia la storia dolorosa e turbinosa del poeta americano. Negli anni precedenti la Prima Guerra Mondiale, a Londra, Ezra Pound aveva maturato una personale e complessa visione del mondo e della società, riconoscendo le forti criticità del sistema e della dottrina capitalista, così come quella marxista. 

Fu proprio questa sua convinzione che lo spinse a esprimere apprezzamento per i provvedimenti sociali del regime fascista di Mussolini in favore dei lavoratori, le opere pubbliche e la ricerca di una politica alternativa al liberismo, in cui Pound riconosceva la principale causa delle diseguaglianze sociali.

E proprio in Italia approfondisce lo studio di una nuova dottrina economica e sociale sintetizzata in saggi pubblicati sia in lingua italiana che inglese, come ‘Abc of Economics’; ‘What is Money for?’; ‘Lavoro e Usura’. Questi testi sottolineano lo spirito poliedrico di Ezra Pound, poeta, sociologo e attento osservatore della società. 

Lavoro e Usura’, pubblicato nel 1954, viene scritto verso la fine della Seconda Guerra Mondiale e rappresenta una lucida analisi delle cause e dello svolgimento di uno dei conflitti più sanguinari della storia dell’uomo. E questa onestà costerà cara a Ezra Pound, come vedremo. ‘Oro e Lavoro’, primo dei tre saggi di ‘Lavoro e Usura’, si apre con la visione onirica della Repubblica dell’Utopia, raggiunta per caso da Pound nel corso di una passeggiata lungo la Via Salaria a Roma. 

E’ una Repubblica ridente, equilibrata e onesta grazie alle leggi vigenti e all’istruzione ricevuta sin dai primi anni di scuola. Gli abitanti di Utopia attribuiscono la propria prosperità ad un singolare modo di riscuotere l’unica tassa che hanno, che ricade sulla moneta stessa: su ogni biglietto del valore di cento il primo giorno di ogni mese viene imposta una marca del valore di uno e “il governo, pagando le sue spese con moneta nuova, non ha mai bisogno di imporre imposte, e nessuno può tesorizzare questa moneta perché dopo cento mesi essa non avrebbe alcun valore. E così è risolto il problema della circolazione”.

Nella Repubblica dell’Utopia, i cittadini “non adorano la moneta come un dio, e non leccano le scarpe dei panciuti della borsa e dei sifilitici del mercato” perché la moneta viene riconosciuta come mero mezzo di scambio, senza cadere nell’erronea distorsione di riconoscerla come merce. Pensando alla situazione europea attuale è evidente il perenne errore della dottrina economica neoclassica (o neofeudale?) con cui non si riesce a instaurare un sistema economico funzionale all’economia reale. 

Secondo Ezra Pound la Repubblica dell’Utopia è un paese sano, libero dall’attività criminale dell’usura e dalle iniquità di borsa e finanza; i cittadini hanno creato una propria economia, funzionale ai propri bisogni e in cui è difficile rimanere abbindolati dalle distorsioni della finanza. 

Segue all’arguta metafora la descrizione della “Precisione del reato” in atto, Ezra Pound, parte addirittura dal 1694: viene fondato il Banco d’Inghilterra e lo stesso fondatore Paterson dichiarò chiaramente il vantaggio della sua trovata: la banca trae beneficio dell’interesse su tutto il denaro che crea dal niente. Ezra Pound chiama questa istituzione un’ “associazione a delinquere”. Paradossalmente è proprio nell’ultimo anno che la Banca d’Inghilterra ha ammesso che la moneta viene creata dal nulla. Così come allora, ciò succede oggi.

L’intellettuale americano ovviamente riconosce la funzione potenzialmente utile di banche e banchieri, essi forniscono una misura dei prezzi sul mercato e allo stesso tempo un mezzo di scambio utile alla nazione, “ma chi falsifica questa misura e questo mezzo: è reo.” 

Quindi è proprio il concetto di sovranità popolare e nazionale che viene sottolineato, evidenziando l’importanza di avere diretto controllo sul proprio credito e su una Banca Centrale nazionale e pubblica per scongiurare i rischi che derivano dal lasciare il proprio portafoglio ad un istituzione straniera non controllabile. 

Si può trovare facilmente un parallelismo con la situazione attuale: l’Italia, come gli altri stati federati europei, non ha gli strumenti per controllare un organo come la Banca Centrale Europea, di fatto una banca privata che eroga prestiti a debito.

Ezra Pound arriva quindi a delineare l’immenso potere dato in mano all’USUROCRAZIA. 

E proprio a questo punto che il poeta arriva a parlare della guerra. Le guerre vengono scatenate dall’Usurocrazia per mettere sotto il giogo del debito le nazioni sotto attacco finanziario. 

L’obbiettivo della finanza è costringere i debitori a rilasciare le proprietà attraverso la contrazione della circolazione monetaria. Questo è ciò che successe nel 1750 in Pennsylvania dove la Corona Inglese soppresse la carta moneta per stroncare un’economia che poteva diventare pericolosa per gli interessi del Regno Unito.

Ezra Pound nel programma radiofonico «Europe calling, Ezra Pound speaking», durante la guerra, sostenne che le colpe dello scoppio del conflitto non erano da imputare solamente a Mussolini e a Hitler ma anche agli speculatori della grande finanza che aveva interesse a far indebitare Italia e Germania. 

Ezra Pound, che nel 1933 viene ricevuto da Mussolini per esporre il proprio pensiero economico, afferma che la finanza internazionale si è infuriata venendo a conoscenza della mire italiane di raggiungere la sovranità economica, l’autarchia e di volersi sottrarre al grande ricatto del debito. Il poeta scrive a chiare lettere che “una nazione che non vuole indebitarsi fa rabbia agli usurai”.

Ma cosa è necessario affinché il ricatto dell’Usurocrazia vada in porto? Pound risponde che la colpa è da identificare nella nostra ignoranza. Un’ignoranza che deriva dalla disinformazione e dalla velleità della stampa, che è fondamentalmente controllata dalla stessa Usurocrazia. 

Viene citato l’odioso esempio degli advertisers, le grandi ditte e istituti finanziari che comprano pagine “pubblicitarie” nei giornali americani: “è idiota lasciare le fonti d’informazione della nazione nelle mani di privati irresponsabili, talvolta stranieri”. 

E quindi l’ignoranza e la velleità che permette la pratica dell’usura che altro non è che una tassa prelevata sul potere d’acquisto senza riguardo alla produttività e all’effettiva possibilità di produrre. Riguardo la pratica dell’usura Pound consiglia, ispirandosi al De Re Rustica di Catone, di avere la stessa opinione che potrebbe avere una vittima del suo assassino.

“L’usurocrazia (potere degli usurai, ndr) fa le guerre a serie. Le fa secondo un sistema prestabilito, con l’intenzione di creare debiti”. E’ sufficiente sostituire il termine “guerra” con “speculazione” o “deflazione programmata” e la frase è facilmente riconducibile alla situazione italiana attuale. 

Invece questa affermazione è stata concepita nel 1944. Bruciava ancora sulla pelle degli europei la catastrofe dalla Seconda Guerra mondiale e l’orrore nazifascista. Ma c’è chi, senza salire sul carro del vincitore, riesce ad analizzare il conflitto, lontano da retorica e ipocrisia. Uno dei pochi è Ezra Pound.

Per sottolineare il carattere di libero pensatore del poeta americano, egli si espresse anche duramente circa l’antisemitismo che caratterizzava il regime fascista e nazista. Egli dichiarava fosse inutile e ingenuo far ricadere le colpe sul popolo ebraico, e che si dovesse invece indirizzare la lotta contro l’USURUCRAZIA SIONISTA E LA SUA FINANZA, LORO, IL VERO NEMICO, CHE NON HA MAI AVUTO RAZZA.

Ma Ezra Pound pagò cara questa sua onestà intellettuale da uomo e pensatore radicalmente libero. Il poeta fu prelevato dalla sua casa a Rapallo da un commando partigiano e consegnato agli Alleati.

La notte tra il 15 e 16 novembre 1945, all’uscita del campo di concentramento del Disciplinary Training Camp di Pisa, in una jeep scoperta americana veniva trasportato Ezra Pound, anziano e malconcio prigioniero ammanettato. 

Indebolito e stordito dai molti mesi di carcere duro, rinchiuso in una gabbia all’aperto, esposto al sole e alla pioggia, il poeta era atteso a Roma da un volo speciale che, dopo trenta ore di volo e un paio di scali, giunse a Washington. Qui l’aspettavano un processo per alto tradimento, il rischio della condanna a morte, la diffamazione, infine 13 lunghi anni di internamento nel manicomio criminale di St. Elisabeth.

Così finisce il sogno della Repubblica dell’Utopia di Ezra Pound; diffamato allora da chi per convenienza salì sul carro del vincitore e oggi da chi rimane accecato dall’ipocrisia ideologica.

Oggi le sue parole a noi suonano come la profezia del disastro a cui stiamo assistendo: “Con usura nessuno ha una solida casa di pietra squadrata e liscia”; lascia la sua pesante eredità intellettuale a noi, incapaci di scrivere sopra il portone del nostro Campidoglio “il tesoro di una nazione è la sua onestà”.

(Fonti: “Lavoro ed Usura”, Ezra Pound (1953) e “Canti Pisani”, Ezra Pound consultabili all’archivio Nello Quilici e alla Biblioteca Ariostea)

THE ZIONISM AFTER 70 YEARS OF ABUSE AND RACISM

What is the matter with the Palestine solidarity movement? Since 1948 (and before that, even) the Palestinians have been viciously abused and dispossessed while the perpetrators and their supporters, including unprincipled politicians of the Western powers, have continually played the anti-Semitism card.

Lately, bemused spectators were bored witless by the long and ludicrous propaganda campaign to vilify Jeremy Corbyn, bully the Labour Party into making the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of anti-Semitism a cornerstone of their code of conduct and stifle discussion of Israel’s crimes against the Palestinian people. The expected riposte never came.

Jewish Voice For Labour, of all people, have now stepped in and struck back with a useful looking definition of anti-Palestinian racism which they describe as “hatred towards or prejudice against Palestinians as Palestinians”. In a document faintly mocking the pronouncements on anti-Semitism, they suggest that manifestations of anti-Palestinian racism might include the denial of Palestinian rights to a state of Palestine as recognised by over 130 member countries of the United Nations and blaming Palestinians themselves for their plight under brutal military occupation and lock-down. Here’s how they put it:

Contemporary examples of anti-Palestinian racism in public life, the media, schools, the workplace, and in the religious sphere could, taking into account the overall context, include, but are not limited to:

1. Denying the Palestinian people their right to self-determination and nationhood, or actively conspiring to prevent the exercise of this right.

2. Denial that Israel is in breach of international law in its continued occupation of Gaza, the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

3. Denial that Israel is an apartheid state according to the definition of the International Convention on Apartheid.

4. Denial of the expulsion of 750,000 Palestinians during the 1948 Nakba and of their right, and the right of their descendants, to return to their homeland.

5. Denial that Palestinians have lived in what is now the land of Israel for hundreds of years and have their own distinctive national identity and culture.

6. Denial that the laws and policies which discriminate against Palestinian citizens of Israel (such as the recently passed Nation-State Law) are inherently racist.

7. Denial that there is widespread discrimination against Palestinians in Israel and the occupied territories in matters of employment, housing, justice, education, water supply, etc, etc.

8. Tolerating the killing or harming of Palestinians by violent settlers in the name of an extremist view of religion.

9. Making mendacious, dehumanising, demonising, or stereotypical allegations about Palestinians – such as, especially but not exclusively, the myth of a Palestinian conspiracy to wipe Israel off the map.

10. Justifying the collective punishment of Palestinians (prohibited under the Geneva Convention) in response to the acts of individuals or groups.

11. Accusing the Palestinians as a people of encouraging the holocaust.

I am not sure how Palestinians, as genuine Semites living there for thousands of years, will react to No.5 which claims their homeland is “now the land of Israel”. Despite being illegally occupied by an apartheid entity most of whose members have no ancestral links to the ancient “land of Israel”, it is still Palestine.

For decades activists have been telling the Israel lobby to look in the mirror and address their own racial hatred towards the Palestinians. You must truly hate people to deny them their freedom and even their right to return to their homes and livelihoods. Why has it taken so long for such a simple and obvious weapon to be produced? Doesn’t it make you wonder about the true agenda of those in charge of Palestine solidarity? And why is it left to a group of Jews (bless ’em) to do it?

The question now is how best to deliver this somewhat delayed riposte. It might have been most effective while the iron was hot, at the height of the anti-Semitism witch-hunt and media onslaught. Many activists wanted Corbyn to turn on his tormentors and tell them to mend their own vile attitude towards Palestinian Arabs before daring to smear others with accusations of anti-Semitism.

On the other hand, it will benefit from careful honing, cool planning and the massing of pro-Palestinian support to make the hit really count.

For reasons we know only too well, our politicians won’t adopt it as eagerly as they embraced the IHRA’s definition of anti-Semitism. But it is at least a starting point in the fight-back, especially if deployed by a coalition of genuine pro-Palestine groups and the BDS movement as the centrepiece of a new, high-octane strategy.

Lies, damned lies…
Meanwhile, I hope all those who allowed themselves to be suckered by the ZIONIST U.S.LOBBY will hang their heads in shame when they read this report by the Media Reform Coalition: Labour, Antisemitism and the News – A disinformation paradigm. The Executive summary says that an analysis of over 250 articles and news segments from the largest UK news providers (online and television) showed:

 29 examples of false statements or claims, several of them made by anchors or correspondents themselves, six of them surfacing on BBC television news programmes, and eight on The Guardian.com

A further 66 clear instances of misleading or distorted coverage including misquotations, reliance on single source accounts, omission of essential facts or right of reply, and repeated assumptions made by broadcasters without evidence or qualification. In total, a quarter of the sample contained at least one documented inaccuracy or distortion.
Overwhelming source imbalance, especially on television news where voices critical of Labour’s code of conduct were regularly given an unchallenged and exclusive platform, outnumbering those defending Labour by nearly 4 to 1.

In all, there were 95 clear-cut examples of misleading or inaccurate reporting on mainstream television and online news platforms, with a quarter of the total sample containing at least one such example. On TV two thirds of the news segments contained at least one reporting error or substantive distortion.

The report points to “a persistent subversion of conventional news values”. Furthermore, coverage of Labour’s revised code of conduct during the summer of 2018 often omitted critical discussion of the “working definition” of anti-Semitism promoted by the IHRA and wrongly described it as universally adopted. It says:

We established through background case research that although the IHRA is an international body with representatives from 31 countries, only six of those countries have, to date, formally adopted the definition themselves.

In spite of a call for local authorities to adopt the definition by the UK’s central government in early 2017, less than a third of councils have responded and several of those have chosen not to include any of the controversial examples contained within the working definition.

Several high-profile bodies have rejected or distanced themselves from the working definition, including the EU’s Fundamental Rights Agency (a successor to the body that drafted the original wording on which the definition is based) and academic institutions, including the London School of Economics and the School of Oriental and African Studies.

Mainstream academic and legal opinion has been overwhelmingly critical of the IHRA definition, including formal opinions produced by three senior UK barristers and one former appeals court judge. Virtually none of this essential context found its way into news reports of the controversy. Instead, the Labour Party was routinely portrayed by both sources and correspondents as beyond the pale of conventional thinking on the IHRA definition.”

Which all goes to show that Britain’s mainstream media has a hill to climb to get back its self-respect.

By Stuart Littlewood

Saturday, July 28

1991-2011 FASCISMO-ECONOMICO OVVERO BUGIE E SANGUE

Guai se la denuncia del nazi-fascismo, risuonata nel 70° anniversario della liberazione di Auschwitz, servisse a depistare l’opinione pubblica dall’altro più pericoloso FASCISCMO quello ECONOMICO, fondato, principalmente, sulla menzogna che giustifica i peggiori atti, terminando in sistematiche aggressioni a POPOLI E CULTURE, AUTOCTONE, DEL MONDO INTERO

Per esempio la Jugoslavia, rasa al suolo dopo la decisione della Germania, assieme al Vaticano (1991) di riconoscere i separatisti, cattolici, sloveni e croati: inaccettabile, per la nascente EUROZONA, la sopravvivenza di un grande Stato, multi-etnico, come la JUGOSLAVIA  e, con l’economia interamente in mani pubbliche. 

Per esempio la Libia, di Muhamar Gheddafi, travolta dopo una sua  decisione di costituire una Banca Centrale africana con  un'unica moneta in oro, alternativa al dollaro. 

E avanti così, dalla Siria all’Ucraina, fino alle contorsioni terrificanti del cosiddetto ISIS, fondato sulle unità di guerriglia addestrate dall’Occidente in Libia contro Gheddafi, poi smistate in Siria contro Assad e quindi dirottate in Iraq. Possiamo chiamarlo come vogliamo, dice John Pilger, ma è sempre fascismo-economico


«Se gli Stati Uniti e i loro vassalli non avessero iniziato la loro guerra di aggressione in Iraq nel 2003, quasi un milione di persone oggi sarebbero vive, e lo Stato Islamico non ci avrebbe fatto assistere alle sue atrocità», scrive Pilger in una riflessione ripresa dal “Come Don Chisciotte”. 


Se gli USA avessero esitato, disse Obama, la città di Bengasi «avrebbe potuto subire un massacro che avrebbe macchiato la coscienza del mondo». Peccato che Bengasi non sia mai stata minacciata da nessuno: «Era un’invenzione delle milizie SCIITE-islamiche che stavano per essere sconfitte dalle forze governative libiche».

I nuovi “mostri” sono «la progenie del fascismo-economico moderno, svezzato dalle bombe, dai bagni di sangue e dalle menzogne, che sono il teatro surreale conosciuto col nome di “informazione”». Infatti, «come durante il fascismo-economico degli anni ‘30 e ‘40, le grandi menzogne vengono trasmesse con la precisione di un metronomo grazie agli onnipresenti, ripetitivi media e la loro velenosa censura per omissione». 

In Libia, nel 2011 la NATO ha effettuato 9.700 attacchi aerei, più di un terzo dei quali mirato ad obiettivi civili, con strage di bambini. Bombe all’uranio impoverito, sganciate su Misurata e Sirte, bombardate a tappeto. Il massacro di Ghedaffi in diretta mondiale, da parte degli uomini del DGSE, mischiati tra la folla, «è stato giustificato con la solita grande menzogna: Ghedaffi stava progettando il “genocidio” del suo popolo». Al posto della verità: Ghedaffi stava denunciando Nicholas Sarkozy per corruzione

L'insignificante Barak Obama, premio Nobel per la pace disse che se gli USA, non fossere intervenuti immadiatamente, la città di Bengasi «avrebbe potuto subire un massacro che avrebbe macchiato la coscienza del mondo» 

Paradossalmente, avvene un ALTRO tragico fatto:" il, prevedibile, massacro dell'ambasciatore statunitense Chris Stevens e della sua scorta a Bengazi sotto la totale INERZIA della Casa Bianca e del Dipartimento di Stato. 

Peccato per il povero Stevens, ma Bengasi non è mai stata minacciata da nessuno: «Era una INFAME invenzione delle milizie islamiche sciite libiche che stavano per essere sopraffatte e sconfitte dalle forze governative tripolitane». Le milizie, aggiunge Pilger, dissero alla “Reuters” che ci sarebbe stato «un vero e proprio bagno di sangue, un massacro come quello accaduto in Ruanda». 

La menzogna, segnalata il 14 marzo 2011, ha fornito la prima scintilla all’inferno della NATO, definito da David Cameron come «intervento umanitario». Molti dei “ribelli” sciiti, segretamente armati e addestrati dalle SAS britanniche, sarebbero poi diventati ISIS, decapitatori di “infedeli”. 

In realtà, per Obama, Cameron e Sarkozy – scrive Pilger – il vero crimine di Gheddafi, come prima anticipato, fù l'imminente indipendenza economica della Libia dal franco francese e dal dollaro USA e la sua dichiarata intenzione di smettere di vendere in dollari USA le più grandi riserve di petrolio dell’Africa, minacciando così il petrodollaro, che è «un pilastro del potere imperiale MONDIALE DO CONTROLLO americano». 

«Era l’idea stessa ad essere intollerabile per gli Stati Uniti, che si preparavano ad “entrare” in Africa -gia nel 1999, corrompendo i governi africani con offerte di Clinton e Blair-collaborazione-militare».

Così, “liberata” la Libia, Obama «ha confiscato 30 miliardi di dollari dalla banca centrale libica, che Gheddafi aveva stanziato per la creazione di una banca centrale africana e per il dinaro africano, valuta basata sull’oro».

La “guerra umanitaria” contro la Libia aveva un modello vicino ai cuori liberali occidentali, soprattutto nei media, continua Pilger, ricordando che, nel 1999, Bill Clinton e Tony Blair inviarono la Nato a bombardare la Serbia, «perché, mentirono, affermando che i serbi stavano commettendo un “genocidio” contro l’etnia albanese della provincia secessionista del Kosovo»


Finiti i bombardamenti della NATO, con gran parte delle infrastrutture della Serbia in rovina – insieme a scuole, ospedali, monasteri e la televisione nazionale – le squadre internazionali di polizia scientifica scesero sul Kosovo per riesumare le prove del cosiddetto “olocausto”. L’FBI non riuscì a trovare una singola fossa comune e tornò a casa.

Il team spagnolo fece lo stesso, e chi li guidava dichiarò con rabbia che ci fu «una piroetta semantica delle macchine di propaganda di guerra». Un anno dopo, un tribunale delle Nazioni Unite sulla Jugoslavia svelò il conteggio finale dei morti: 2.788, cioè i combattenti su entrambi i lati, nonché i serbi e i rom uccisi dall'UCK. «Non c’era stato alcun genocidio.

L' "olocausto” jugoslavo è stato una menzogna».

L’attacco NATO era stato fraudolento, insiste Pilger, spiegando che «dietro la menzogna, c’era una seria motivazione: la Jugoslavia era un’indipendente federazione multietnica, unica nel suo genere, che fungeva da ponte politico ed economico durante la guerra fredda».

Attenzione: «La maggior parte dei suoi servizi e della sua grande produzione era di proprietà pubblica. Questo non era accettabile in una Comunità Europea in piena espansione, in particolare per la nuova Germania unita, che aveva iniziato a spingersi ad Est per accaparrarsi il suo “mercato naturale” nelle province jugoslave di Croazia e Slovenia». 

Sicché, «prima che  gli europei si riunissero a Maastricht nel 1991 a presentare i loro piani per la disastrosa Euro-Zona, un accordo segreto era stato approvato: la Germania avrebbe riconosciuto la Croazia». Quindi, «il destino della Jugoslavia era segnato».

La solita macchina stritolatrice: «A Washington, gli Stati Uniti si assicurarono che alla sofferente Pilger-economia jugoslava fossero negati prestiti dalla Banca Mondiale, mentre la NATO, allora una quasi defunta reliquia della guerra fredda, fu reinventata, CON PRONTEZZAcome tutore dell’ordine imperiale».

Nel 1999, durante una conferenza sulla “pace” in Kosovo a Rambouillet, in Francia, i serbi furono sottoposti alle tattiche ipocrite dei sopracitati tutori. «L’accordo di Rambouillet comprendeva un allegato B segreto, che la delegazione statunitense inserì all’ultimo momento».

La clausola esigeva che tutta la Jugoslavia – un paese con ricordi amari dell’occupazione nazista – fosse messa sotto occupazione militare, e che fosse attuata una “economia di libero mercato” con la privatizzazione di tutti i beni appartenenti al governo.

«Nessuno Stato sovrano avrebbe potuto firmare una cosa del genere», osserva Pilger. «La punizione fu rapida; le bombe della Nato caddero su di un paese indifeso. La pietra miliare delle catastrofi era stata posata

Seguirono le catastrofi dell’Afghanistan, poi dell’Iraq, della Libia, della Siria, e adesso dell’Ucraina. Dal 1945, più di un terzo dei membri delle Nazioni Unite – 69 paesi – hanno subito alcune o tutte le seguenti situazioni per mano del moderno fascismo-economico

Sono stati invasi decine e decine di governi, i loro legali rappresentanti rovesciati, i loro movimenti popolari soppressi, i risultati delle elezioni sovvertiti, la loro gente bombardata e le loro economie spogliate di ogni protezione, le loro società sottoposte a un assedio paralizzante noto come “sanzioni”. Lo storico britannico Mark Curtis stima il numero di morti in milioni

«Come giustificazione, in ogni singolo caso una grande, immensa, sporca menzogna è stata raccontata dalla centrale del fascismo-economico-mondiale.»

Saturday, June 30

1st EP. - THE GREAT PUPPETEERS OF THE LIBYAN TRAGEDY

LAST GADAFI's TIME FEBRUAR 22, 2011
Glencore is keeping the marketing rights for the Sarir and Messla crude grades for a third year even though BP and Shell are returning to lift Libyan oil in a sign the country’s industry is perceived as becoming more reliable. One source familiar with the matter said Libya’s state oil firm National Oil Corporation (NOC) had allocated its 2018 crude and that the contracts would be signed next week. 

With production having steadied at around 1 million barrels per day (bpd) since the middle of last year, Libya, beset by factional fighting, has become a less unstable supplier. However, supply risks remain. One pipeline bringing Es Sider crude to export was recently bombed but swiftly repaired. BP and Shell declined to comment. Spokesmen for Glencore and the NOC did not immediately respond to requests for comment (Last August, Shell directly lifted its first cargo of Libyan crude in five years).

Since the end of 2015, Glencore has been the sole marketer of the Sarir and Messla grades, which are produced in the east of the country and exported via the Hariga port. Glencore was one of the few traders willing to deal with the risks associated with Libya’s unrest, Islamic State intrusions and a crippling port blockade that slashed the country’s output.

Earlier this month, the NOC said it was seeking a prompt restart of the country’s largest refinery at Ras Lanuf, following a resolution to arbitration cases with its operator, Lerco. The refinery, closed since 2013, runs on the grades allocated to Glencore. It was not immediately clear when the refinery would resume operations or what would happen to Glencore’s allocation once it does. 

NOC subsidiary Arabian Gulf Oil Co produces the Sarir and Messla grades. Output has been fluctuating between around 150,000 and 230,000 bpd, its chairman said in early January, below its potential 320,000 bpd owing to power problems.

Other contract winners include Vitol, Total, Unipec, OMV, BB Energy, ENI, API, Cepsa, Socar and Repsol, trading and shipping sources said, largely unchanged from 2017 to June, 2018.

-Shell and BP have agreed annual deals to buy Libyan crude oil. Sources told the news agency that Shell’s deal is the first of its kind since 2013, and that the first cargo of 600,000 barrels will start to be loaded from Zueitina port.

-The head the eastern-based National Oil Corporation EAST (NOC) has claimed that his office has signed 29 contracts independently of the Tripoli-based organisation.

Naji al-Maghrabi told Reuters that recent contracts included deals with major states such as Russia and China. Russia is reported to be planning to arm eastern-based strongman General Khalifa Haftar

-The Deputy Prime Minister of Libya’s internationally recognized government in Tobruk, Abdus Salam al Badri, told a conference last week in Malta that his government will punish international oil companies (IOCs) that continue to work with the rival administration in Tripoli.

-In parallel, the Chairman of the National Oil Corporation (NOC) based in the East of Libya, BP, which didn’t have a term deal in 2017, has reportedly also reached an agreement for this year.

-The Tripoli-based National Oil Corporation (NOC) held a series of meetings with a group of global refineries in the Mediterranean area and with a major oil companies last week in London. The first meeting was with BP, followed by meetings with more than 20 partners, customers, Libyan crude refiners and fuel suppliers. BP, which didn’t have a term deal in 2017, has reportedly also reached an agreement for this year.

-The newly-created National Oil Corporation (NOC) loyal to the internationally recognised government in the east of Libya has reportedly invited international oil companies (IOCs) to “discuss legally signed agreements and contracts” at a conference in Dubai next month.

-The Tobruk government set up the rival company – ‘NOC East’ – in Benghazi, but oil buyers are still dealing only with the established NOC in Tripoli. According to Reuters, oil customers have refused to sign any deal with the eastern entity due to legal concerns as geological data to prove ownership of oil reserves are stored at NOC Tripoli. The invitation to a conference on 2nd September was issued by Naji al-Maghrabi, who was recently appointed chairman of the eastern NOC.

-The head the eastern-based National Oil Corporation (NOC) has claimed that his office has signed 29 contracts independently of the Tripoli-based organisation.  Naji al-Maghrabi told Reuters that recent contracts included deals with major states such as Russia and China. Russia is reported to be planning to arm eastern-based strongman General Khalifa Haftar, commander in the Libyan National Army (LNA), who opposes the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli.

-The Deputy Prime Minister of Libya’s internationally recognized government in Tobruk, Abdussalam Elbadri, told a conference last week in Malta that his government will punish international oil companies (IOCs) that continue to work with the rival administration in Tripoli.

-In parallel, the Chairman of the National Oil Corporation (NOC) based in the East of Libya, Nagi al-Magrabi, told Bloomberg: “We will send letters to all the international companies that operate in Libya asking them to deal with the internationally recognized and legal government. “We will take measures based on their respective replies to the letter. If they continue to decline to cooperate with the legal government, we will stop their loadings once their contracts expire.” Mahdi Khalifa, an NOC board member, said that any oil companies that refuse to cooperate with the government face the risk of legal action.

-Libya’s internationally recognised government has warned companies against dealing with the Tripoli-based National Oil Corporation (NOC). Speaking to a press conference of Beida, the head of the House of Representatives (HoR), Abdullah al-Thinni (pictured), said his government is taking further steps to export crude oil from the regions under its control through its locally recognized “NOC”, and away from the Tripoli-based organisation.

-The chairman of the pro-HoR “NOC”, Mabruk Abu Yousef Maraja, warned of the illegality or illegitimacy of dealing with the NOC in Tripoli. He also warned Tripoli not to enter into any contracts or legal actions that would impose any obligations on the Libyan oil sector.

-National Oil Corporation (NOC) Chairman Nuri Berruien [Nuri Balrwin] (pictured), has confirmed that there are to be no new exploration-production sharing agreements (EPSAs) before mid-2014. Answering questions at the end of a conference in London, he added that this would probably be “during a constitutional government”, implying that the current “interim” government is not deemed constitutional enough or does not have the authority or legitimacy to launch an EPSA bidding round, according to Libya Herald. He added that he hoped for a “win-win” situation for both the NOC and the international oil companies, admitting that the current EPSAs had problems for both parties and hoped that the new EPSAs would “encourage long-term development”.

Glencore oil deal in Libya branded worthless by rival government. Internationally recognised regime in Benghazi says commodity firm’s potentially lucrative oil-export deal in Tripoli is with the wrong people. 

Glencore’s deal to export Libyan oil is not worth the paper it is printed on, the commodities company has been told. The Switzerland-based firm agreed last week to buy up to half of Libya’s oil exports from the western division of the National Oil Company in Tripoli, where an Islamist-backed government is based. But the internationally recognised government in Benghazi, in eastern Libya, said Glencore had signed a deal with the wrong people

Nagi Elmagrabi, chairman of the eastern division of the National Oil Company, told Bloomberg that he had written to Glencore asking for an explanation but not yet received a reply. He said that if Glencore had signed a deal with the parallel regime in Tripoli, the Benghazi government could physically prevent Glencore tankers from using Libyan ports. 

The deal in question envisages Glencore loading and finding buyers for crude oil from the Sarir and Messla fields, exported via Tobruk’s Marsa el-Hariga port in the east. The eastern government says it does not recognise any agreement signed with Tripoli.

Finding a way to resolve the impasse could prove particularly lucrative for Glencore, given that Libya’s oil exports have huge potential to increase. Libya was pumping about 1.6m barrels of oil a day before the civil war that ended Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s rule in 2011. 

Production has since slumped to as low as 400,000 barrels a day, although it could be increased if the security situation in Libya improves. Glencore regularly invests in countries where security risks and political turmoil have deterred other investors, such as the Democratic Republic of Congo and Colombia

However, the company is in need of new sources of income, after the economic slowdown in China prompted a slump in global commodity prices, ravaging its share price. The company floated its shares at £5.30 in 2011 but they have since plunged, closing on Monday at 90.42p. 

The firm announced proposals earlier this year to raise £6.6bn in an effort to allay investors’ fears about its £20bn debt pile. The plan includes mine closures, asset sales and a £1.6bn share-placing but has yet to arrest the decline in Glencore’s stock. Glencore declined to comment on its dealings in Libya


Friday, June 29

CHINA EATS WHOLE AFRICA! WHAT ABOUT WEST POLICY?


LIBYA 2011-TOP SECRET ROYAL AIR FORCE BOMBING LYBIA

RAF aircraft bombed a key intelligence building in TRIPOLI and breached the walls of COLONEL GEDDAFI's command complex this weekend, and inflicted further losses on pro-Gaddafi forces massed at Zlitan and Gharyan.

In the early hours of Sunday morning, 24 July, RAF Tornado and Typhoon aircraft conducted a precision strike on the Central Organisation for Electronic Research (COER). Major General Nick Pope, the Chief of the Defence Staff’s Communications Officer, said:

Ostensibly an engineering academy, the COER has, in reality, long been a cover for the regime’s nefarious activities. Up until Colonel Gaddafi’s renunciation of weapons of mass destruction in 2003, the COER was responsible for his long-range missile development programme.

Intensive surveillance by NATO over the past weeks revealed that the building was still being actively used by his security apparatus to repress the civilian population, and was thus a wholly legitimate target.

Also on Sunday morning, other RAF jets successfully attacked two staging posts near Zlitan being used to muster tanks, rocket artillery and ammunition. Later that afternoon, an armed reconnaissance patrol located and destroyed a regime main battle tank near Gharyan, on the edge of the Djebel Nafousa, south of Tripoli.

On Saturday, 23 July, RAF aircraft used precision guided weapons to breach the walls of Colonel Gaddafi’s command complex in central Tripoli.

General Pope said:

Gaddafi has for decades hidden from the Libyan people behind these walls. The vast Bab al-Aziziya compound is not just his personal residence, but, more importantly, is also the main headquarters for his regime, with command and control facilities and an army barracks all part of the same fortified site.

Successive NATO strikes in past weeks have inflicted extensive damage on the military facilities within.

In the early hours of Saturday morning, RAF Tornado and Typhoon aircraft, supported by allied aircraft, struck the high perimeter walls of the compound, which have for so long been such an unwelcome symbol to the people of Tripoli of Gaddafi’s despotic rule.

Paveway guided bombs scored direct hits in thirteen different places on both the outer and inner perimeter walls along the western side of Bab al-Aziziya. As ever, particular care was taken to ensure no civilian traffic on nearby roads was endangered.

Also on Saturday, RAF jets on patrol near Zlitan successfully struck four buildings which NATO surveillance missions had confirmed were being used as a command and control centre and a staging post for regime troops being mustered for attacks on the people of Libya.

Armed reconnaissance patrols continued in the area throughout the day, and, during Saturday night, RAF aircraft were able to conduct a precision strike on a large ammunition stockpile. In addition, HMS Ocean launched her Army Apache helicopters against a number of military positions between Zlitan and Al Khums, which were successfully engaged using Hellfire missiles.

On Thursday afternoon, 21 July, RAF aircraft patrolling near Zlitan identified and destroyed a self-propelled anti-aircraft gun. During the night, British Army Apache helicopters once again launched a strike mission from HMS Ocean, while other NATO aircraft provided overwatch.

Two buildings being used by regime troops at Al Khums were damaged by Hellfire missiles. This strike was followed up by NATO fixed-wing aircraft in the early hours of Friday morning; RAF jets hit six ammunition storage facilities near Zlitan, and a large building that was being used as a base for multiple rocket launchers threatening Misurata.

In addition, one deployed rocket launcher and two armed trucks were destroyed.

On Friday afternoon, 22 July, further RAF armed reconnaissance patrols successfully engaged one of Gaddafi’s tanks and another armed truck, again near Zlitan.

Throughout these operations, NATO tanker and surveillance assets provided essential support, including RAF VC10, Tristar, Sentry and Sentinel aircraft.

At sea, the frigate HMS Iron Duke has been relieved on station by her sister ship HMS Sutherland. HMS Bangor continues to provide NATO’s maritime task group with a vital mine countermeasures capability, ready to respond to any attempts by the regime to again lay mines off Misurata port.

Since the start of military operations to enforce UNSCR 1973, Royal Navy, Royal Air Force and Army Air Corps precision strikes have destroyed over 710 regime targets engaged in the repression of the Libyan people.

UK missions over Libya are undertaken as part of NATO’s Operation UNIFIED PROTECTOR, to enforce UNSCR 1973 and protect Libyan civilians at risk of attack.

UK forces currently deployed on this operation include:

RAF Tornado and Typhoon aircraft based at Gioia del Colle in Italy
RAF VC10 and Tristar air-to-air refuelling tankers, based in Sicily, Cyprus and the UK
RAF Sentry and Sentinel surveillance aircraft, based in Sicily and Cyprus
HMS Ocean (helicopter carrier)
HMS Sutherland (Type 23 frigate)
HMS Bangor (Sandown class minehunter)
Royal Fleet Auxiliary Fort Rosalie
British Army Apache attack helicopters
Fleet Air Arm Sea King helicopters (Airborne Surveillance and Area Control role).
RAF air transport aircraft provide extensive logistic support to the deployed bases in Italy, Sicily and the Sovereign Base Areas in Cyprus.

Royal Air Force aircraft yesterday participated in a long-range mission, targeting a military vehicle depot at a former regime compound located near SEBHA.

As Operation UNIFIED PROTECTOR continued to provide protection for the Libyan people, the RAF flew a formation of Tornados from RAF Marham in Norfolk, south across Europe, to rendezvous with the other allied aircraft in the strike package, before firing a large salvo of Storm Shadow precision guided stand-off missiles.

Our aircraft recovered to Gioia del Colle air base in southern Italy and will return to Marham in due course.

Major General Nick Pope, the Chief of the Defence Staff’s Communications Officer, said:

This mission has once again demonstrated NATO’s ability and resolve to reach deep into Libya to target those elements of the former regime who persist in their attempts to oppress the Libyan people.

NATO also maintained its armed reconnaissance patrols over all areas of potential continuing conflict, and, in the course of these, RAF Tornado and Typhoon aircraft observed multiple rocket launchers in action near Sirte. Paveway and Brimstone attacks accounted for one of the rocket launchers and an armed pick-up truck.

UK missions over Libya are undertaken as part of NATO’s Operation UNIFIED PROTECTOR, to enforce United Nations Security Council Resolutions 1970 and 1973 and protect Libyan civilians at risk of attack.

UK forces currently deployed on this operation include:

RAF Tornado and Typhoon aircraft based at Gioia del Colle in Italy
RAF VC10 and TriStar air-to-air refuelling tankers based in Sicily and the UK
RAF Sentry and Sentinel surveillance aircraft based in Sicily and Cyprus
HMS Ocean (helicopter carrier)
HMS Liverpool (Type 42 destroyer)
HMS Bangor (Sandown Class minehunter)
Royal Fleet Auxiliary vessel Fort Rosalie
British Army Apache attack helicopters
Fleet Air Arm Sea King helicopters (Airborne Surveillance and Area Control role).
RAF air transport aircraft provide extensive logistic support to the deployed bases in Italy, Sicily and the Sovereign Base Areas in Cyprus.

RAF aircraft have struck further targets in SIRTE and Bani Walid over recent days as NATO continues operations over Libya to enforce United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1973.

NATO’s Operation UNIFIED PROTECTOR has maintained an air presence over those areas of Libya where conflict continues, particularly Bani Walid and Sirte, with RAF aircraft still making a significant contribution.

On Thursday evening, an armed reconnaissance patrol of Tornado GR4s identified one of Colonel Gaddafi’s main battle tanks near Bani Walid and destroyed the vehicle with a Brimstone precision guided missile.

During the course of Friday afternoon, two formations of RAF Tornados conducted strikes against a firing position and supply point which had been located by NATO surveillance analysis within the area of Sirte. Eight Paveway guided bombs were successfully dropped by our aircraft onto the target.

RAF jets were again tasked by NATO to conduct a precision strike on a vehicle supply point in Sirte on Saturday and struck their target accurately with four Paveway guided bombs.

Our aircraft also continued to play an active part in the patrols over Bani Walid, and on Sunday morning they spotted two armed pick-up trucks being used by former regime forces to fire on a civilian compound.

Brimstone missiles were able to destroy both vehicles without any collateral damage to surrounding property. A follow-up patrol later in the day located a third armed truck in the vicinity of Bani Walid and destroyed it with a Paveway bomb.

Royal Navy ships meanwhile maintain their patrols off the Libyan coast, with HMS Liverpool providing security and reassurance to merchant shipping as the ports and harbours liberated by the new Libyan authorities seek to return to normal operation.

UK missions over Libya are undertaken as part of NATO’s Operation UNIFIED PROTECTOR to enforce UNSCRs 1970 and 1973 and protect Libyan civilians at risk of attack.

UK forces currently deployed on this operation include:

RAF Tornado GR4 aircraft based at Gioia del Colle in Italy
RAF VC10 and TriStar air-to-air refuelling tankers based in Sicily and the UK
RAF Sentry and Sentinel surveillance aircraft based in Sicily and Cyprus
HMS Liverpool (Type 42 destroyer)
HMS Bangor (Sandown Class minehunter)
RAF air transport aircraft provide extensive logistic support to the deployed bases in Italy, Sicily and the Sovereign Base Areas in Cyprus.





Wednesday, June 27

MACEDONIA AND ALBANIA? YES - MONTENEGRO? NO!

Macedonian and Albanian leaders on Wednesday 27 welcomed the decision by European ministers to give a conditional green light to their EU accession talks.

“There will be sweat, tears and many disappointments but we will succeed!” Macedonian Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov wrote on Facebook.

“Now we will climb a mountain road, narrow and steep, marred by rain and ghastly wind, but we will succeed,” he added.

Macedonia’s Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said it was great news for the country and offered a major “motivation” for achieving a “European Macedonia”.

After a long debate on Tuesday among the bloc's European affairs ministers, it was decided that Albania and Macedonia’s EU accession talks will start in June next year, dependent on certain conditions being fulfilled.

The unexpected outcome, despite broad EU support, showed French President Emmanuel Macron’s determination to postpone the decision until after European Parliament elections in May, for fear of stoking anti-immigrant sentiment, diplomats said.

It also puts a brake on the momentum Germany and EU chief executive Jean-Claude Juncker had sought in the Western Balkans to counter Russian influence by offering six countries a path to EU membership.

EU governments will “set out the path towards accession negotiations in June 2019” for Macedonia and Albania, according to a document agreed by the bloc’s 28 Europe ministers at what diplomats said was a long, fraught meeting in Luxembourg.

“It was a very difficult birth,” Germany’s EU minister Michael Roth said of the compromise decision.

Germany, Austria, Sweden, Slovakia and many other EU countries had hoped for an agreement on Tuesday that would give clear approval for membership talks to start. EU leaders were due to have signed off at a summit on Thursday in Brussels.

Albania, Bosnia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia all hope to join the EU.

Membership talks are already underway with Serbia and Montenegro. Albania, which is NATO member, and Macedonia, which has reached an agreement to resolve a dispute over its name with Greece, had won the support of the European Commission, which recommended that membership talks be opened.

Even with the delay, Macedonia’s deputy prime minister for European Affairs, Bujar Osmani, said on Twitter his country was now “on the path to open the accession negotiations next June”.

Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama also hailed the ministers’ decision “after 72 hours of stormy debate” as a victory. “The results of our huge reforms finally led even the sceptics to accept that Albania and Macedonia are ready to negotiate,” Rama tweeted in English.

However, opposition leader Lulzim Basha said Albania would be turned away in a year if it did not fight crime and corruption.

COUNTERING CORRUPTION
Macron, backed by the Netherlands, has said the bloc must first reform itself before taking on new members, although EU diplomats say Paris is mainly concerned about anti-immigrant sentiment at home.

The rushed accession of Romania and Bulgaria in 2007 and the poorly managed migration of eastern European workers to Britain, which turned many Britons against the European project, have made EU enlargement more difficult, officials say.

The Dutch parliament has approved opening EU membership talks with Macedonia after the agreement with Greece to change the country’s official name to Republic of North Macedonia. But the Dutch government was unwilling to move before France, diplomats said.

In their statement, EU ministers said both Albania and Macedonia needed to do more on judicial reforms, corruption and organised crime. Depending on progress next June and another report by the Commission, which oversees membership talks, EU governments could formally open negotiations by the end of next year.

Both countries have to show “a track record both in improving the rule of law and fighting organised crime”, Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok told reporters.

Many European countries, including Austria which will chair the EU rotating presidency from July, want to send a signal to Albania, Macedonia and other Western Balkan countries that the way to EU membership is still is open, especially as Macedonia looks set to be welcomed into the NATO alliance in July.Albanian PM Edi Rama said that "after 72 hours of stormy debate" the decision comes as a victory.

Albania and Macedonia hope the decision will clear the way for approval by EU leaders at a summit on June 28-29. EU enlargement commissioner Johannes Hahn said after the meeting that the decision was a “key signal to the region that progress is rewarded”.

While most of the EU's member states supported opening the accession talks immediately, France and the Netherlands opposed the move, saying they first wanted to see Macedonia and Albania sustain their reforms.

The two countries were given several key conditions to meet before starting the talks. They include judicial reforms, active investigations and verdicts in high-level corruption cases, reforms in the intelligence and security sectors and public administration reform.

Arguably the most important condition for Macedonia is the implementation of the recent ‘name’ deal with Greece, under which the country should change its name to the Republic of North Macedonia.

Monday, May 7

CARCIOFI D'ITALIA

L'Italia non esiste, non è mai esistita. Non prendetevela con me, se non vi piace, ma con Giuseppe Prezzolini. «Il suo tentativo di formare uno stato nazionale è fallito. Sarà forse una provincia dell' Impero europeo». Scritto nel 1958 da New York.

L'Italia non è una nazione, è una civiltà. Non ha nessuna idea di nazione. È municipale nella pratica e universale nelle aspirazioni. Esprime il suo "statalismo" solo attraverso il "tricolore" durante il calcio internazionale, cantando "Fratelli d'Italia".

Quanto di meraviglioso ha prodotto, l'Impero romano, la Chiesa, il Rinascimento, Cristoforo Colombo e Marco Polo, Giotto e San Francesco, Enrico Fermi e Guglielmo Marconi, non ha niente di italiano, ha molto di più, ha il respiro del mondo.

Poi c'è quella maledetta (o benedetta) pratica municipale, micragnosa, piccina, e l'abbiamo vista rappresentata alla grande negli ultimi sessanta giorni, durante i quali a nessuno è importato nulla dell'Italia perché semplicemente l'Italia non esiste. Nessuno che si voglia lordare le mani tendendole all'avversario per il bene dell'Italia, che tanto non esiste.

Esistono gli italiani, a nome dei quali ognuno parla, gli italiani vogliono, gli italiani hanno detto, gli italiani hanno scelto, e poi quelli nemmeno sono «gli italiani», sono i loro tifosi schierati contro tutti gli altri tifosi, che chiamano delinquenti, traditori, al soldo del nemico, e gli riserverebbero il patibolo.

Chi disse fatta l' Italia bisogna fare gli italiani forse si sbagliava, gli italiani esistono, sono sempre esistiti, oggi si chiamano Alfano, Di Maio, Berlusconi, Salvini, Renzi, italiani esemplari per un' Italia che non esiste.
Italy does not exist, it never existed. Do not blame me if you do not like it, but with Giuseppe Prezzolini. "His attempt to form a nation state has failed. It will perhaps be a province of the European Empire ". Written in 1958 by New York.

Italy is not a nation, it is a civilization. He has no idea of nation. It is municipal in practice and universal in aspirations. Italy expresses her "statism" only through the "tricolore's flag" only during international football, singing "Italian Brothers".

How wonderful it has produced, the Roman Empire, the Church, the Renaissance, Christopher Columbus and Marco Polo, Giotto and San Francesco, Enrico Fermi and Guglielmo Marconi, has nothing Italian, has much more, has the breath of the world .

Then there is that damned (or blessed) municipal practice, miserable, inconclusive, trifling, and we 've seen it represented great in the last sixty days, during which nobody has imported anything from Italy because simply Italy does not exist. No one who wants to lord your hands out to the adversary for the good of Italy, which does not exist.

There are the Italians, on whose behalf everyone speaks, the Italians want, the Italians have said, the Italians have chosen, and then those are not even "Italians", they are their supporters against all the other fans, who call delinquents, traitors, in the pay of the enemy, and reserve the gallows.

Who said Italian made it is necessary now to make the Italians maybe wrong, Italians exist, they have always existed, today they are called Di Maio, Berlusconi, Salvini, Renzi, Italians exemplary for an Italy that does not exist.
Mattia Feltri