EN - Manlio Dinucci -- The Art of War -- The USA and the EU quarrel, but remain united against Russia and China
The Art of War
The USA and the EU quarrel,
but remain united against
Russia and China
While the G7 is fissuring over the war on customs duties,
the same conflicting actors are regrouping to reinforce NATO and its network of
Trump's tactical proposal to restore the G8 - aimed at
harnessing Russia to a G7 + 1, thus separating it from China - was rejected by
European leaders and even the EU itself, who fear being overridden by Washington-Moscow
However, the proposition was approved by the new Italian
Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte. Trump called him a “good boy” and invited him to
the White House.
Nonetheless, this remains a communal strategy. This is
confirmed by the latest decisions taken by NATO, whose main members are the
United States, Canada, Germany, France, Great Britain and Italy, plus Japan as
a partner – in other words, all the powers of the G-7. The meeting of 29 Defense ministers (for Italy Elisabetta
Trenta, 5 Stelle), on June 7, unanimously decided:
strengthen the anti-Russia command structure by more than 1,200 personnel;
up a new Joint Force Command for the Atlantic, based in Norfolk (USA), against
«Russian submarines that threaten maritime communication lines between the
United States and Europe»;
up a new Logistics Command, based in Ulm (Germany), as a "deterrent"
against Russia, with the task of "moving troops faster across Europe in
"Military mobility" is at the heart of the
NATO-EU cooperation, which will be strengthened by a new agreement next July.
By 2020, NATO will deploy in Europe, 30 mechanised
battalions, 30 air squadrons and 30 combat vessels, ready to use within 30 days
or less against Russia.
To this end, as requested by the US, the European allies
and Canada have increased their military spending by 87 billion dollars since
2014 and are committed to increasing it even more. Germany will take it in 2019
to an average of 114 million Euros a day and plans to increase it by 80% by
Germany, France, Great Britain, Canada and Italy, while
they quarrel with the US at the G7 in Canada about customs taxes, in Europe are
participating under US command in the Saber Strike excercise which mobilises
18,000 soldiers from 19 countries. The excercise was scheduled between 3 and 15
June in Poland and the Baltic, close to the Russian territory.
The same six members of the G7, plus Japan, will be
participating in the Pacific, still under US command, in RIMPAC 2018, the
largest naval exercise in the world, aimed at China.
In these 'war games', from Europe to the Pacific, Israeli
forces are participating for the first time.
The Western powers, divided by contrasting interests, are
composing a united front in order to hold on, by any means necessary – war and
more war - to their imperial domination of the world, which is threatened by
the emergence of new state and social subjects.
At the same time as the G7 was splitting on the question
of customs duties in Canada, China and Russia signed new economic agreements in
Beijing. China is Russia’s
biggest trade partner andRussia is China’s largest fuel supplier. Trade between the two countries will increase this year
to around 100 billion dollars.
China and Russia cooperate in the development of the New
Silk Road through 70 countries of Asia, Europe and Africa. The project - which
contributes to "a multipolar world order and more democratic international
relations" (Xi Jinping) - is opposed by both the US and the European Union
- 27 of the 28 EU ambassadors in Beijing (with the exception of Hungary) claim
that the project violates free trade and aims to divide Europe.
It is not only the G7, but the unipolar world order
imposed by the West, which is under threat.