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Monday, May 25

5G TERREMOTO FINANZIARIO

Un report della Brookings Institution di Washington DC ripercorre i rapporti fra Italia e Cina. Il M5S ha rapporti organici con Pechino, e il suo alleato al governo, il PD, non fa niente per raddrizzare il tiro.  5G e Golden Power? Le leggi non bastano, l'ultima parola è della politica “Giocando con il fuoco”. 

Il titolo del nuovo report della Brookings Institution, prestigioso think tank di Washington DC, sulla politica italiana e le sue scelte internazionali, è già un programma. Il nuovo paper è un riflettore acceso dagli Stati Uniti sulla special relationship fra Italia e Cina. 

O meglio, fra questa politica italiana e la Cina, se è vero che mai come negli ultimi due anni, con i governi Conte 1 e bis, l’Italia si è avvicinata al Dragone. Il Movimento Cinque Stelle è un caso di scuola per il think tank. 

“Con il recente governo Cinque Stelle-Lega, i rapporti fra Italia e Cina sono diventati un punto di discordia fra i partner della coalizione”. “La richiesta dei Cinque Stelle di un approccio alternativo alla politica estera, soprattutto vis-à-vis Paesi come Cina e Russia, si è tinta di un forte euro-scetticismo e di un più lieve anti-americanismo”.

La passione cinese del Movimento, scrive la visiting fellow Giovanna De Maio, è rimasta intatta nel passaggio da un governo all’altro. Ed è stata suggellata da una scelta del ministro degli Esteri Luigi Di Maio. Ovvero “trasferire le competenze per la promozione internazionale degli interessi delle aziende e dei brand italiani al ministero degli Affari Esteri”.

Il trasloco dell’ICE dal MISE alla Farnesina, così come la scelta di nominare capo di Gabinetto l’ex ambasciatore a Pechino Ettore Sequi, scrive Brookings, è “un segno che il M5S vuole un maggiore controllo sull’agenda economica italiana e assicurare continuità nell’apertura dell’Italia alla Cina”.

Se un merito si vuole proprio riconoscere alla posizione del M5S, è quello di essere chiara, inequivocabile. Lo stesso non si può proprio dire per i suoi partners di governo, il PD Nicola Zingaretti, l'IV di Matteo Renzi. 

Sul dossier cinese, al Nazareno, l’ambiguità regna sovrana. “Il PD, che ha sempre avuto una visione transatlantica della politica estera, è rimasto sostanzialmente in silenzio sul tema della Cina”.  “Il silenzio è probabilmente motivato dalla paura di destabilizzare ulteriormente un governo già precario”, sentenzia Brookings.

Un focus a parte è dedicato a una delle questioni più scottati dell’agenda di politica estera: la rete 5G

Quando si discute di 5G si parla di Sicurezza Nazionale, di Politica Estera e Difesa, di Politiche Industriali, di Politica Sanitaria, ecc... 

La rinascita dell'Italia passa anche da politiche tecnologiche lungimiranti capaci di coniugare le libertà politiche e civili con l'economia digitale più avanzata. Nessuno deve sottrarsi a questa sfida. L'analisi convincente di Mayer.

A differenza degli Stati Uniti e di altri Paesi democratici in Italia il processo di interazione tra Agenzie di Intelligence e decisori governativi è raramente oggetto di ricerca accademica e riflessione pubblica. 

Se non vogliamo che le disposizioni previste dalla Legge 124/2007 in materia di cultura della Sicurezza restino sulla carta non basta continuare con i road show lodevolmente promossi dal DIS nelle aule universitarie. 

Senza intaccare di un millimetro la massima segretezza e il massimo riserbo che devono caratterizzare l’intera attività del comparto, la fisiologica dialettica tra organismi di Intelligence e decisori politici è materia da approfondire anche nel nostro Paese come avviene in ogni democrazia matura.

Supponiamo che in sede CISR (Comitato Interministeriale per la Sicurezza della Repubblica) il dossier tecnico sul 5G sia interpretato diversamente da diverse componenti dell’esecutivo

Per esempio la componente A non dà troppo peso alle preoccupazioni espresse in sede tecnica (in merito alla protezione dei dati) perché essa ritiene prioritario attuare integralmente il memorandum per la Via della Seta siglato dal governo Conte 1 (telecomunicazioni incluse). 

La componente B, invece, é più prudente. Essa auspica che il “CISR tecnico” previsto dalla legge 124/2007 svolga un supplemento di istruttoria. Si tratta di capire se i desideri espressi della componente A (Telecom/Via della Seta siano compatibili con quanto previsto in materia di sicurezza cibernetica nazionale e telecomunicazioni) nell’ambito dell’Alleanza atlantica. 

In uno scenario ipotetico come quello che ho appena descritto i profili tecnici e quelli politici sono nitidamente distinti. Gli organismi di Intelligence – giustamente gelosi delle loro prerogative – devono dire come stanno le cose fornendo ai politici il massimo dei supporti informativi; il decisore politicoil Governo – (e ovviamente la sua maggioranza parlamentare) devono decidere.

Il futuro del 5G in Italia non, infatti, è materia che può restare chiusa nelle segrete stanze. Non stiamo parlando di garanzie funzionali, di fondi riservati, di protezioni delle fonti, di classifiche di segretezza, di segreto di Stato, di servizi collegati, di operazioni Humint, Sigint o quant’altro.

Inaugurando la fase due il presidente Conte è stato molto netto: “L’Italia che vogliamo è più verde, digitale e inclusiva”. Bene più digitale, ma come? Il 5G ha implicazioni strategiche di lungo periodo per il sistema Paese come sottolineato più volte anche in sede COPASIR

È decisivo per il futuro del Sistema Italia, per la protezione del suo grande patrimonio scientifico, tecnologico e industriale; è altrettanto determinante per evitare che il totalitarismo digitale promosso dai regimi illiberali eroda i principi democratici del nostro ordinamento costituzionale. 

Se posso permettermi un suggerimento al presidente del Consiglio – più che preoccuparsi di concentrare nelle sue mani le competenze previste dalla Legge 124 – dovrebbe da un lato potenziare il ruolo del CISR, dall’altro “stanare” i leader dei partiti della sua stessa maggioranza.

È davvero strano che Vito Crimi, Nicola Zingaretti, Matteo Renzi, Roberto Speranza non abbiano - tutt'oggi - niente da dire su una materia così importante. 

E il discorso non può peraltro limitarsi alla maggioranza; il presidente ha recentemente dichiarato “con le opposizioni noi abbiamo il dovere di proporre, di confrontarci, di dialogare”. 

Sarebbe interessante sapere cosa Matteo Salvini pensa delle politiche digitali della Russia? 

O cosa Forza Italia pensa del Social Credit System cinese? 

La rinascita dell’Italia passa anche da politiche tecnologiche lungimiranti capaci di coniugare le libertà politiche e civili con l’economia digitale più avanzata. Nessuno deve sottrarsi a questa sfida.

Come è noto gli USA ritengono un rischio l’accesso al 5G di aziende cinesi vicine al PCC (Partito Comunista Cinese). In una parola, Huawei, il campione della telefonia mobile di Shenzen coinvolto in una guerra senza esclusione di colpi con l’amministrazione Trump.

In Italia, l’azienda di Ren Zhengfei ha una presenza solida, e consolidata negli anni. Il governo ha di molto rafforzato la struttura normativa preposta alla protezione della rete con il Perimetro di sicurezza nazionale cibernetica, ma non ha valutato, come invece richiesto dal governo USA, un’esclusione diretta di Huawei.

L’idea, peraltro condivisa da altri Paesi UE, è che i rischi possano essere “mitigati” con interventi ad hoc

Non convince la Brookings, che scrive: “La natura complessa di questa tecnologia rivoluzionaria rende difficile fornire qualsiasi garanzia sulla sicurezza, a causa del rischio di una backdoor, nascosta da Huawei, per aver accesso ai dati”. 

“L’assenza di una strategia di lungo periodo e una strategia cinese espone davvero l’Italia ai rischi di un boomerang economico”, spiega il think tank. 

Dai takeover ventilati delle aziende italiane agli investimenti diretti esteri, il rischio che la Cina approfitti delle maglie aperte dalla crisi economica è tutt’altro che remoto. 

“In assenza di una risposta imponente e coordinata a livello europeo, l’Italia si affiderà sempre più alla Cina per gli investimenti e altra assistenza economica”. È un pericolo, in assenza di condizioni che, per il momento, non esistono.

“Senza una supervisione sostanziale e una strategia previdente del governo per proteggere i settori strategici – ma soprattutto senza stabilità politica e un approccio alla Cina coerente nel tempo – l’Italia rischia di finire sommersa dalla potenza economica e tecnologica cinese”. 

Gli strumenti normativi di screening degli investimenti in Italia ci sono, e sono “robusti”, spiega il report. Ma l’ultima parola spetta comunque alla politica

A differenza degli USA, non esiste un meccanismo di screening indipendente come il CFIUS (Committe on Foreign investments of the USA). “Nonostante l’ampiamento della legge sullo screening, la decisione di applicare il “golden power” è alla fine una decisione politica”.

Saturday, April 11

ITALIANI IGNORANTI O COMPLICI? QUESTO E' IL M.E.S.!

Il MES oppure ESM, sostituisce il Fondo europeo di stabilità finanziaria (FESF) e il Meccanismo europeo di stabilizzazione finanziaria (MESF), nati per salvare dall'insolvenza gli stati di Portogallo e Irlanda, investiti dalla crisi economico-finanziaria.[8] Il MES è attivo da luglio 2012 con una capacità di oltre 650 miliardi di euro, compresi i fondi residui dal fondo temporaneo europeo, pari a 250-300 miliardi.

Il MES è regolato dalla legislazione internazionale e ha sede in Lussemburgo presso un ufficio bancario privato. Il fondo emette prestiti (concessi a tassi fissi o variabili) per assicurare assistenza finanziaria ai paesi in difficoltà e acquista titoli sul mercato primario (contestualmente all'attivazione del programma Outright Monetary Transaction), ma a condizioni molto severe. Queste condizioni rigorose "possono spaziare da un programma di correzioni macroeconomiche al rispetto costante di condizioni di ammissibilità predefinite" (art. 12). 

Potranno essere attuati, inoltre, interventi sanzionatori per gli stati che non dovessero rispettare le scadenze di restituzione i cui proventi andranno ad aggiungersi allo stesso MES. È previsto, tra le altre cose, che "in caso di mancato pagamento, da parte di un membro dell'ESM, di una qualsiasi parte dell'importo da esso dovuto a titolo degli obblighi contratti in relazione a quote da versare [...] detto membro dell'ESM non potrà esercitare i propri diritti di voto per l'intera durata di tale inadempienza" 

Il fondo è gestito dal Consiglio dei governatori formato dai ministri finanziari dell'area euro, da un Consiglio di amministrazione (nominato dal Consiglio dei governatori) e da un direttore generale, con diritto di voto, nonché dal commissario UE agli affari economico-monetari e dal presidente della BCE nel ruolo di osservatori. Le decisioni del Consiglio devono essere prese a maggioranza qualificata o a maggioranza semplice (art. 4, c. 2).
Partecipanti al Consiglio Europeo del 24-25 marzo 2011, che ha provveduto alla revisione dell'art.136 del TFUE 
Il MES emette strumenti finanziari e titoli, simili a quelli che il FESF emise per erogare gli aiuti a Irlanda, Portogallo e Grecia (con la garanzia dei paesi dell'area euro, in proporzione alle rispettive quote di capitale nella BCE), e potrà acquistare titoli di stati dell'euro zona sul mercato primario e secondario. Il fondo potrà concludere intese o accordi finanziari anche con istituzioni finanziarie e istituti privati. È previsto l'appoggio anche delle banche private nel fornire aiuto agli stati in difficoltà. In caso di insolvenza di uno Stato finanziato dallo MES, quest'ultimo avrà diritto a essere rimborsato prima dei creditori privati.

L'operato del MES, i suoi beni e patrimoni ovunque si trovino e chiunque li detenga, godono dell'immunità da ogni forma di processo giudiziario (art. 32). Nell'interesse del MES, tutti i membri del personale sono immuni a procedimenti legali in relazione ad atti da essi compiuti nell'esercizio delle proprie funzioni e godono dell'inviolabilità nei confronti dei loro atti e documenti ufficiali (art. 35).

Tuttavia, un collegio di cinque revisori esterni (art. 30, comma 1 e 2), indipendente e nominato dai governatori del fondo, ha accesso ai libri contabili e alle singole transazioni del MES. La composizione del collegio è così ripartita: un membro proviene dalla Corte dei Conti Europea, e altri due a rotazione dagli organi supremi di controllo degli Stati membri.


La Corte Costituzionale tedesca ha posto un limite al contributo tedesco al salvataggio dei Paesi in difficoltà, evitando comunque di vincolare ogni singola azione dell'ESM al giudizio del Parlamento.

I diritti di voto di ogni Stato membro non sono capitari (voto personale), ma in proporzione al valore delle quote versate nel fondo. Le quote di capitale autorizzato e richiamabili sono emesse alla pari (prezzo uguale al valore nominale), senza essere in alcun modo gravate da oneri, mentre pegni e ipoteche non sono trasferibili. In caso di mancato pagamento, lo stato membro perde il diritto di voto finché non risolve la posizione debitoria, e il numero dei diritti di voto è ricalcolato fra gli altri stati. Ciascuno stato mantiene invece l'obbligo ("irrevocabile e incondizionato", art. 8, c. 4) di contribuire al capitale autorizzato, anche se diviene beneficiario o riceve assistenza finanziaria dal MES. Per tutte le decisioni è necessaria la presenza della maggioranza relativa di due terzi dei membri aventi diritto di voto, che rappresentino almeno i due terzi dei diritti di voto.

Nel concedere un sostegno alla stabilità, il MES inoltre persegue la completa copertura dei costi operativi e di finanziamento e vi include un margine adeguato. Il tasso di interesse oltre alla copertura dei costi deve garantire un profitto al fondo dal ricevimento della richiesta (art. 9, comma 3).

La responsabilità di ciascun membro del MES è in ogni caso limitata alla sua quota di capitale autorizzato al prezzo di emissione determinato. Nessun membro del MES può essere considerato responsabile, in virtù della sua appartenenza al MES, degli obblighi da questi contratti.

Friday, April 10

GERMANIA DI MERKEL E SCHAUBLE ..VERGOGNA !!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Tuesday, March 24

ESM, EC, ECB, OMT, BLA, BLA, BLA, BLA, BLA, BLA...

By Stefan Vlahovich - ESM and the European troika is a term used, especially in the media, to refer to the decision group formed by the European Commission (EC), the European Central Bank (ECB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The usage arose in the context of the "bailouts" of Cyprus, Greece, Ireland and Portugal necessitated by their prospective insolvency caused by the world financial crisis of 2007–2008.

To launch EU bonds with a common guarantee, like the Coronabonds, not even. There are even those who propose a "donation of 20 billion from Germany to Italy, as long as no automatisms are inserted at European level". The ideas of Berlin's economic gotha ​​on how to support the countries most affected by the Coronavirus epidemic are first of all a corollary of the concept of solidarity of a certain German elite, unshakable even at the dawn of a potentially catastrophic global recession.

At the Eurogroup, the economic ministers of the euro area will discuss how to deal with the crisis that is now all coming and with a disastrous impact. In a nutshell, there are two orientations in the field: a debt instrument with some form of common guarantee, such as the Coronabonds (euro area bonds sponsored by southern countries and opposed by Northern Europe contrary to any form of risk sharing) or the use of credit lines in the Mes, where necessary to be accompanied by a Eurobond but in any case linked to "conditionality", more or less stringent constraints for the countries that access financial support instruments. 

The Ministry of Finance of the Netherlands has confirmed it, another country which together with Germany and Finland is part of the so-called "rigorists", reiterating that they will undertake to "guarantee the respect of an adequate form of conditionality for each instrument as required by the current ESM Treaty ". In other words, I'll give you the money as long as I can control how you spend it, perhaps by sending the notorious troika.

Anyone who advises the German Federal Government or has done so in the past is on the Dutch line. The gift of honesty should be recognized for the former president of the prestigious IFO Hans-Werner Sinn. What the ECB is doing with the measures announced last week is to "first and foremost" help the "French and German" banks, he said on DLF radio a few days ago. 

Of course, added Sinn, help is also needed by Italy but it is clear that the interests to be protected are first and foremost German, from his point of view: “I am thinking of the huge Target debt contracted by the Italians of 400 billion euros: if Italy were not to pay, one third would be paid by Germany ". 

For this reason the economist has proposed a donation of 20 billion euros to Italy, because “we must help our Italian friends, but openly and honestly and not pretend that the EU is doing it, but if we do, they are the our money and our free choice. " The border between solidarity and charity here is blurred, what worries us most "are these automatisms that are gradually redistributing large amounts of money through the ECB, which is not authorized to do what it is doing".

A few days ago Italy, through Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, made official the request by Rome through the Financial Times to resort to the State-Saving Fund but, specifying, without any form of conditionality. The resources should be used exclusively for the health and economic emergency. It would therefore be a new tool, since there is nothing in the ESM "toolkit" that does not provide for more or less stringent forms of conditionality. 
According to the Council of Wise Men of the German Government (today made up of only three out of five members: Isabel Schnabel was also part of it until 2019, today on the ECB Executive Committee), however, there are no alternatives to resorting to the Mes with its constraints.

"The countries currently affected by the crisis should submit a request for assistance to the European stability mechanism" which could grant credit lines to countries that request it "but would be tied to conditionalities," he said a few days ago to the German financial newspaper Handelsblatt Volker Wieland, member of the Expert Council. "This would then allow the European Central Bank to purchase government bonds from individual countries through the OMT." 

An unused program which, as is well known, allows Eurotower to purchase unlimited government bonds from a country that is no longer able to finance itself on the markets. And, as is well known, it is subject to the signature by the State concerned of a Memorandum with the fund led by the German Klaus Regling, the ESM precisely.

Even the President of the Council of Wise Men Lars Feld believes that the Mes is the most appropriate tool: interviewed by the FAZ a week ago, referring to the possibility for Italy to no longer be able to finance itself, said that "there is aid from the ESM and the Frankfurt Omt program. If Italy were to get into trouble, it would have to request a State-Savings Fund program linked to conditions and reforms. "

Berlin, for its part, today approved a "historic" package of measures. Finance Minister Scholz expects "at least 5%" GDP contraction for 2020. According to the Bundesbank, the German Central Bank, there is "unprecedented uncertainty" and it is "inevitable" that Germany will sink into a severe recession. For this reason, Angela Merkel's cabinet has given the go-ahead to the "fund for the stabilization of the economy", consisting of 600 billion euros and with 400 billion credit guarantees. 
Another 100 billion are made available to guarantee liquidity to companies overwhelmed by the coronavirus crisis. A further 100 billion are allocated to the credit fund for reconstruction (KfW). For the first time, the government plan foresees a deficit of 156 billion euros. Thus the "debt brake", anchored to the German Constitution, is suspended: since 2014 the government was able to pass budget laws without debt.

The response to the Coronavirus emergency was considered, and with good reason, "historic" for the size of the intervention. It is clear to everyone that it was possible to prepare it in record time because of a public debt of less than 60% of GDP. For this reason, it is not surprising that the German measures are on a different scale than those announced by Italy, France and Spain. 

EU governments immediately moved to prepare for the arrival of the recession announced in an isolated and uncoordinated manner, postponing talks on a common eurozone response to this week. Because, as never hidden by Eurotower, it is clear that this time the ECB's weapons (among those currently available) are likely not to suffice.

According to the German economic gotha, the existing instruments are already sufficient to face an economic crisis and possibly even sovereign debt, should it move to government bonds: "The SSF can be used," said Clemens Fuest, current IFO president. "It is a tool to be carefully evaluated", but at present "its use can be justified by the situation". 
How it works has already been said: "If a country requests the assistance of the Mes, the ECB can buy government bonds from that country in unlimited quantities". But only under certain conditions. It is admitted and not granted that the ESM can be enough to counteract a crisis of which nobody has understood the real extent.

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

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

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.





Tuesday, April 24

THE SPECIAL FEELINGS BETWEEN C.I.A. AND MONTENEGRO

Dedicate to H.E. JOHN McCAINE (from Adriaticus)

U.S. Congressional investigators want to know what an former CIA operative was doing in Montenegro last fall at the time of an alleged Russian backed coup plot against NATO’s newest member.
Michele Rigby and Joseph Assad
(U.S. authorities say they are curious why former CIA operative Joseph Assad, seen above in 2016 with his wife, Michele, was in Montenegro last fall around when an alleged coup plot was foiled). 
Photo by Lady Hereford/ Palm Beach Atlantic University
Former Central Intelligence Agency‎ Officer Joseph Assad is celebrated in Washington for helping extract dozens of Iraqi Christians from Islamic State territory in 2015‎. Last October, days before a hotly contested national election in Montenegro, Mr. Assad flew to the tiny Balkan country that has been the subject of tensions between the U.S. and Russia.


The imbroglio is a sign that old East-versus-West spy games are alive again in Europe. Current and former U.S. and Russian officials acknowledge privately that their operatives are at work in the Balkans and in Montenegro in particular.


U.S. and Montenegrin officials say the campaign culminated in a Russian-backed plot that was thwarted at the last moment. The government’s opponents say the events amounted to a fake coup intended to rally the people to the ruling party’s side.


Montenegrin officials said they are investigating whether Mr. Assad was hired to help the alleged perpetrators. Prosecutors have charged 14 people in the alleged plot, including what the indictment describes as a group of Serb nationalists, several of whom called themselves The Wolves. 

The indictment, recently upheld by Montenegrin courts, says the men planned to overthrow Montenegro’s government, possibly kill its prime minister and install a pro-Russian regime. It doesn’t charge Mr. Assad, but names him as a potential contractor hired to help to lead a subsequent escape from the country.

U.S. and allied officials have said it makes no sense that the coup plotters would use an outsider to help extract their team from the country. But Montenegrin and U.S. officials said it is possible Russian operatives wanted to associate a former CIA officer unwittingly with the plot so as to obscure Moscow’s responsibility.

U.S. and allied officials said one reason they believe there was a coup planned was that Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić said his country’s security services had found “undeniable and material” evidence to back the Montenegrin account and cooperated with the investigation.

Prosecutors allege in their indictment that Mr. Assad approached a Florida security firm, Patriot Defense Group, looking for someone to help with “counter surveillance and evacuation” for the opposition party.

Brian Scott, a former CIA official and chief executive of Patriot Defense Group (John McCain), said a staff member spoke with Mr. Assad about general security work in Montenegro for a company affiliated with Patriot. Mr. Scott said he didn’t know if the work was to conduct an evacuation, adding his company quickly turned down the job because it wasn’t aligned with his firm’s mission to assist U.S. companies overseas.

Mr. Assad, who hasn’t been indicted, declined to speak to The Wall Street Journal. His lawyer, Vincent Citro, said Mr. Assad had been in Montenegro to assist a friend and colleague who was managing the opposition’s campaign. Mr. Citro says Mr. Assad had nothing to do with any plot and denies Mr. Assad was working as a spy for Russia or anyone else.

Mr. Citro confirmed there was a call between Mr. Assad and Patriot Defense Group. He said Mr. Assad has cooperated with the U.S. government “to clarify misinformation coming from Montenegro” but said he was told his client isn’t under investigation.

A story about Mr. Assad and his wife on the website of his college alma mater and a 2016 profile in a Florida newspaper provides this sketch of Mr. Assad: He is an Egyptian Christian raised in Lebanon and Egypt and is now a naturalized U.S. citizen. He moved to the U.S. to attend Palm Beach Atlantic University in Florida, where he focused on political science and biblical studies and graduated in 1994. In 1999, Mr. Assad and his wife, born in the U.S., both joined the CIA.

In 2015, after Mr. Assad moved to a private security consultancy, ABC’s 20/20 featured a segment on how the Assads helped rescue 149 Iraqi Christians from ISIS.

Among those charged in the alleged plot in Montenegro are two accused Russian operatives, three members of the Montenegrin opposition and nine Serbs. The trial will hinge on the credibility of the government’s main witness, a (unindicted) Serb who in a statement cited in the indictment says he was recruited by a Russian intelligence agent to overthrow a government.

Staff members and investigators of the House Intelligence Committee this week reached out to Mr. Assad and Mr. Scott to ask them questions. “If Americans were involved we need to investigate,” said Rep. Devin Nunes (R., Calif.), the committee’s chairman. He recently visited Montenegro to meet with prosecutors about the allegations of Russian involvement. “This was an attempt to take down the pro-NATO government by Russian interests,” he said.

Last year, Montenegro’s Democratic Party of Socialists, which has ruled the country since independence in 2006 and has pushed for NATO membership, faced a stiff challenge from the Democratic Front, a coalition of opposition groups that campaigned on an anticorruption platform and called for a referendum on NATO.

The opposition hired Aron Shaviv, a British-Israeli campaign manager who had made his mark producing amusing political advertisements for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. With Mr. Shaviv’s satirical ads poking fun of the government on the air, Mr. Shaviv said, he was followed and pulled over by Montenegrin police and security.

Mr. Shaviv said he called Mr. Assad, with whom he had worked previously, to come to Montenegro to conduct a security assessment. Mr. Assad’s lawyer says his client provided the assessments for Mr. Shaviv, then left on the day of the election.


Montenegrin and U.S. congressional investigators have questioned the timing of Mr. Assad’s exit. In conversations with the Journal, they asked why a security adviser would leave his client on the day of the election, hours after high-profile arrests of alleged plotters.

Mr. Shaviv, who hasn’t been accused in the plot, said the Montenegrin prosecutors’ allegations amount to believing Moscow tried to topple a government using a team made up of a political consultant, a former CIA agent and “some farm boys from rural Montenegro with their hunting rifles.”

Mr. Shaviv said Montenegro’s government faced defeat in the October election and whipped up the “sloppiest conspiracy theory ever concocted.” Both the Montenegrin government and ruling-party officials deny the allegation.


While Russian officials deny they are trying to destabilize NATO aspirants or countries on their borders, U.S. officials said they expect more Russian interference across Europe. 

Gen. Ben Hodges, a senior U.S. Army commander in Europe, said Russia is “going to continue doing this, putting pressure on countries on their periphery.”

Write to Julian E. Barnes at julian.barnes@wsj.com and Drew Hinshaw at drew.hinshaw@wsj.com

Saturday, February 4

LA FINE DI GEORGE SOROS PADRE DELLA GLOBALIZZAZIONE

Dal Giornale di G. Rossi. Per carità, sarà solo un caso, una coincidenza di quelle che servono agli scettici per dimostrare che non c’è un senso nelle cose. Fatto sta che ogni volta che la società civile, gli umanitaristi della domenica, le sentinelle democratiche scendono in piazza contro il cattivo di turno (che si chiami Putin, Trump o Marine Le Pen), dietro a loro fa capolino la faccia di Soros o meglio, il suo portafoglio.

Anche nell’ultimo caso, quello del Decreto esecutivo sull’immigrazione voluto da Trump, le proteste inscenate in tutta America sono state organizzate da gruppi mantenuti con i soldi del filantropo miliardario.
Come ha evidenziato Aaron Klein su Breitbart, gli avvocati che hanno messo in piedi le azioni legali contro il Decreto Trump, appartengono a tre associazioni per i diritti degli immigrati: la ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union), il National Immigration Law Center e l’Urban Justice Center. Tutte e tre sono finanziate, per milioni di dollari, dalla Open Society di Soros (la ACLU addirittura ha ricevuto 50 milioni solo nel 2014).

Una delle avvocatesse in prima linea nella battaglia legale, Taryn Higashi, è componente dell’Advisory Board dell’Inziativa per l’Immigrazione Internazionale della Open Society.

Dopo le manifestazioni di protesta all’indomani del voto e la Marcia delle Donne, questa è la terza iniziativa anti-Trump che vede la ragnatela di Shelob/Soros dispiegarsi contro quella parte dell’America colpevole di non aver votato la sua candidata in busta paga, Hillary Clinton.

Come direbbe Poirot: “una coincidenza è solo una coincidenza, due coincidenze sono un indizio, tre coincidenze sono una prova”; e se ci aggiungiamo anche la famosa battaglia contro le “fake-news” che inquinano la purezza dell’informazione mainstream (salvo poi scoprire che a produrre fake news è proprio il mainstream), diciamo che abbiamo la quasi certezza che a Soros non è andata molto giù l’elezione di Trump.

Tra tutte le cause “progressiste” che Soros finanzia, quella per agevolare l’immigrazione clandestina è forse la più curiosa (ed anche la più rivelatrice).

Nel 2014 il New York Times rivelò che la decisione di Obama di modificare la legge sull’immigrazione per facilitare il riconoscimento degli irregolari, fu spinta dalla campagna delle associazioni pro-immigrati divenute una “forza nazionale” grazie all’enorme quantità di denaro versato nelle loro casse dalle ricchissime fondazioni di sinistra tra cui, appunto, la Open Society di Soros (oltre alla sempre presente Ford Foundation); “Negli ultimi dieci anni – scrive il NYT – questi donatori hanno investito più di 300 milioni di dollari nelle organizzazioni di immigrati” che lottano “per riconoscere la cittadinanza a quelli entrati illegalmente”.

Ora, Soros, che di mestiere fa lo speculatore finanziario, è uno che con i soldi non produce ricchezza ma povertà. Il suo lavoro è, di fatto, scommettere sulla perdita degli altri; lui vince se il mondo perde.
Soros appartiene a quella aristocrazia del denaro per la quale, crisi economiche e guerre, sono linfa vitale per il proprio portafoglio (e per il proprio potere).


E se “destabilizzare le economie” è il suo lavoro, destabilizzare i governi è il suo hobby; e così Soros finanzia da anni rivoluzioni colorate (dall’est Europa alle Primavere Arabe) che altro non sono che guerre civili all’interno di Stati sovrani per sostituire governi legittimi con replicanti a lui rispondenti; e adotta (finanziando campagne elettorali) candidati particolarmente inclini a fare le “guerre umanitarie” con cui stravolgere intere aree del mondo.

Per semplificare (anche troppo) lo chiameremo “SCHEMA SOROS” anche se in realtà è un preciso disegno dell’élite tecno-finanziaria per costruire il proprio sistema di potere globale.

Lo “Schema Soros” funziona così: l’élite prima produce i poveri, poi trasforma alcuni di loro in profughi attraverso una bella guerra umanitaria o una colorata rivoluzione (in realtà i profughi sono meno della metà degli immigrati) e poi li spinge ad entrare illegalmente in Europa e in USA grazie alle sue associazioni umanitarie, ricattando i governi occidentali e i leader che essa stessa finanzia affinché approvino legislazioni che di fatto eliminano il reato di immigrazione clandestina. Il tutto, ovviamente, per amore dell’Umanità.

In questo schema un ruolo centrale ce l’ha il sistema dei media e della cultura nel manipolare l’immaginario simbolico e costruire il “pericolo xenofobo e populista” contro chiunque provi ad opporsi a questo processo.

E francamente fa uno strano effetto vedere la sinistra americana di Obama e della Clinton solidarizzare con i profughi dopo aver lanciato sulla loro testa 26.000 bombe solo nel 2016 (quasi 50.000 in due anni) e venduto ai loro governi più armi di qualsiasi amministrazione americana, nel rumorosissimo silenzio di Soros e dei benpensanti che oggi scendono in piazza contro Trump.

L’immigrazione in atto non è un processo naturale ma indotto per consolidare un modello incentrato non sulla ricchezza reale (produzione di beni e consumo) a vantaggio di tutti, ma su quella “irreale” del debito e dell’usura, a vantaggio di pochi.

La globalizzazione non è altro che il processo di concentrazione della ricchezza mondiale nelle mani di un numero sempre più ristretto di persone (quel famoso 1% che detiene il 50% della ricchezza globale).

Per l’Occidente il vero sconvolgimento è la dissoluzione della classe media, l’erosione ormai costante di quella che è stata il motore trainante dello sviluppo economico e civile dell’ultimo secolo e mezzo.

Non è un caso che “l’abbattimento della borghesia” (sogno di ogni ideologia totalitaria di destra e di sinistra) va di pari passo con i tentativi di smantellamento delle democrazie in atto in Occidente attraverso l’ascesa di governi tecnocratici e revisioni costituzionali scritte direttamente dai banchieri.

Per Soros e per l’élite tecno-finanziaria, “la democrazia è un lusso antiquato” (come scrisse il Financial Times, la Bibbia del gotha finanziario); e i meccanismi di sovranità popolare e rappresentanza parlamentare sono un intralcio alla gestione diretta del potere.

Il processo d’immigrazione indotta serve proprio a questo: disarticolare l’ordine sociale e culturale, generare conflitti endemici (guerra tra poveri), imporre legislazioni più autoritarie, alterare l’equilibrio demografico e generare un’appiattimento della stratificazione sociale per ridurre il peso di quella classe media, elemento da sempre in conflitto con le élite.

Per Soros e i suoi amici è molto più funzionale una società a due livelli: una élite con in mano grande potere economico (e decisionale) in grado di gestire anche i flussi informativi (e formativi) e una massa sempre più povera, dipendente da questa élite e dall’immaginario che essa costruisce; e nel progetto globalista, le identità nazionali e religiose (proprio perché pericolose costruttrici di senso) devono essere annullate all’interno di una massa indistinta e perfettamente funzionale al sistema di dominio.

Il sogno di un mondo governato da pochi plutocrati passa per la dissoluzione dell’Occidente come lo conosciamo e l’immigrazione di massa costruita a tavolino e legittimata persino nelle dichiarazioni ufficiali dei tecnorati sulla “Migrazione Sostitutiva”, serve a trasformare il loro sogno nel nostro incubo.