PARIS MAKES USE OF THE MIGRANTS LIKE A CLUB
Paris isn’t done yet. Here comes the issue of NGO ships, which land migrants in Italy … and in Italy only.
Crucial detail: these are primarily French and German ships.
Now, we are not here to discuss Italy’s migration policies, but the one-sidedness of the Franco-German ones: two countries that throw the migrants’ burden on Italy. Indeed, doing their best to aggravate it, through the ships of their NGOs. And without ever relieving it, for example by welcoming to Germany migrants rescued by German ships, or by making the French ships sail to French ports: even if this would be perfectly possible, as demonstrated in our days by the forced departure to Marseille of the Ocean Viking ship of the French NGO SOS Mediterranée.
Without avoiding a constant reference to a ridiculous mechanism of solidarity, which affects fewer migrants than those who could be hosted in a single bus.
Anyone with a minimum of cynicism will have no difficulty in recognizing, in this Franco-German attitude, an explicit attempt to destabilize Italy or, at least, its government. In short, Paris says, not only will Italy be prevented from building a gas hub, and not only its economy will be destroyed. But his political structure will also be destroyed, no matter if only a few weeks ago chosen by the sovereign people through free elections. And to which purpose?
Well, it’s easy… in order to reopen the doors to the just defeated party: the PD, that is the French/Legion d’Honneur core party. The one more than happy to accept the Franco-German, i.e. Russian, requests, at any cost.
Results: “somebody” is going to be more than happy, that is to say, to make the Americans unhappy.
LET WASHINGTON WAKE-UP
Faced with all these, the US must decide whether to accept a destiny already written: an Italian submission, that is the abortion of the Italian energy hub, that is the Russo-German triumph in the permanent economic war against Russia.
Or to support its challenge. But, in order to offer resistance, Washington must first understand to what level Berlin wants to take the fight: the one we have seen so far. And it must understand that Italy will never be able to resist a full blown EU wave like the Greek one during the “troika age”, 2011-2014; aka being subjected to the fiscal austerity, economic destruction and political destabilization that the Franco-German axis is already flagging.
It must be understood that, in order to resist, Rome must recover its fiscal autonomy, that is to say its monetary autonomy. Finally, after having taken it as a solid input, Washington must take care at explaining what to do, addressing the new Italian government. I mean, starting with a Tutorial: “Fundamentals of Survival in EU 1.0.1”
LET WASHINGTON COME TO ROME
The latter, in fact, is a curious mixture of crypto-French supporters in Rome, nowadays; such as the economy minister Giorgetti (who considers Le Maire “a friend”), alongside true pro-Americans, such as Prime Minister Meloni and most of her ministers.
The pro-Americans in government, however, do not seem to have the stakes perfectly clear in their mind: they still delude themselves that Paris is fighting with Berlin, that Berlin is fighting with Moscow; they cultivate the vain hope of a pro-American Germany which, sooner or later, will become a good fellow.
As Federico Punzi put it: they seem to delude themselves, absurdly, “that a more assertive attitude will be enough”. Let Washington come to Rome, use the great influence it still enjoys, to instruct the Meloni government on what is indispensable: not only to win the war in Ukraine, which sooner or later ends … but to win the permanent economic war on Russia, which is the real American war goal. Failing that, Berlin, with Moscow as its ally and Paris as its faithful servant, will win the great game.
And the United States will have thrown away a victory that today appears so close at hand.
(To make a long story short: if USA dow not intervene to support Rome, in a due way (…), Italy as hard core atlantic ally will be lost soon, /R).