EN -- Manlio Dinucci -- The art of war -- Italy, Behind the Parade
The art of
Behind the Parade
on June 2nd (the day in 1946 when Italy became a Republic) was not a military
parade, not even a parade, but a "review",according to the Ministry of Defense that
directed it (Minister Pinotti’s final act).
at the Fori Imperiali - in front of the newly-installed government - was
symbolically opened by 330 mayors representing civil society, followed by all
the sectors of the Armed Forces, to celebrate "Italians’ Day - United for
message, President of the Republic Mattarella expressed the gratitude of the
Italian people to the Armed Forces for "the precious work they carry out
in many troubled regions of the world to assist the populations who suffer from
armed conflict", a work based on "our Constitutional Charter,
architrave of the Institutions and fundamental benchmark for all».
military units paraded, the announcers listed the military missions in which
Italian armed forces are engaged in over 20 countries: from Kosovo to Iraq and
Afghanistan, from Lebanon to Libya and Latvia, from Somalia to Djibouti and
Niger. In other words, they listed the wars and other military operations in
which Italy has participated and is still participating, in violation of its
own Constitution, in the framework of the USA/NATO's aggressive expansionist
of military operations abroad in which Italy is engaged is constantly
increasing. On June 5, on behalf of NATO, Italian Eurofighter Typhoon
fighter-bombers began, together with units of the Greek airforce, to
"protect" the airspace of Montenegro, the latest member of the
Alliance. Italian fighter-bombers already "protect" the skies of
Slovenia, Albania and Estonia from the "Russian threat".
warships are preparing to sail to the Pacific, where they will participate in
RIMPAC 2018, the largest naval exercise in the world. The military navies of 27
countries will be taking part in the exercise, under US command, directed
against China (accused by the US of "expansion and coercion" in the
South Chinese Sea).
special forces participated in Niger in an exercise run by United States Africa
Command, sponsored by the European Union, in which about 1,900 soldiers from 20
African countries were trained.
where the US is building a large base in Agadez for armed drones and special
forces, Italy is preparing to build a base that will initially host 470
soldiers, 130 military vehicles and 2 aircraft. The official purpose of the
operation, hampered by opposition within the Nigerian government, is to help
Niger and its neighbors to fight terrorism. The real purpose is to participate,
in the wake of France and the United States, in the military control of a
region rich in raw materials - gold, diamonds, uranium, coltan, oil and many
others - of which not even crumbs go to the population, who mostly exist in a
state of extreme poverty. As a result, social tension is growing, and
consequently, also the migratory flow towards Europe.
government intends to "re-evaluate our presence in international missions
in terms of their effective importance for the national interest". To do
so, however, it is necessary to determine what the national interest is. That
is, whether Italy should remain within the war system dominated by the US and
by the major European powers, or should decide to be a sovereign and neutral
country based on the principles of its Constitution.
policy and foreign policy are two sides of the same coin: there cannot be real
freedom at home if Italy, subverting Article 11, uses war as an instrument of
offense to the freedom of other peoples.
Italy repudiates war as an instrument of attacking the freedom of other
peoples and as a means of settling international conflicts; it consents, under
conditions of reciprocity with the other States, to the limitations of
sovereignty necessary for an order which ensures peace and justice between the
nations; it encourages and favors international organizations pursuing this goal