Category Archives: military industrial complex

Pentagon is going to establish a Space Force

President Donald Trump instructed the Pentagon to establish a sixth Army (after the US Land Forces, the US Air Force, the US Navy, the US Marine Corps and the US Coast Guards): the US Space Force. Although we don't have a clear idea of what will be the function of this new army, the rationale for establishing it is very clear: to establish a rival – a counterforce - to Russia, China and to reopen the path for the US to conquer the Moon and Mars. International treaties that are in force (...)

Pentagon is going to establish a Space Force

President Donald Trump instructed the Pentagon to establish a sixth Army (after the US Land Forces, the US Air Force, the US Navy, the US Marine Corps and the US Coast Guards): the US Space Force. Although we don't have a clear idea of what will be the function of this new army, the rationale for establishing it is very clear: to establish a rival – a counterforce - to Russia, China and to reopen the path for the US to conquer the Moon and Mars. International treaties that are in force (...)

Boris Johnson’s keynote speech at the Paris conference to fight against impunity for the use of chemical weapons, by Boris Johnson

I'm grateful to the French Chair of the Partnership for convening this important meeting. We gather at a moment when the rules that guarantee the security of every country – including the global ban on chemical weapons – are gravely imperilled. Almost a century ago, the world united to prohibit the use of chemical weapons with the Geneva Protocol of 1925. More recently, 165 countries have signed the Chemical Weapons Convention of 1997 and agreed never to develop, manufacture or stockpile (...)

Israeli F-35s already at war, by Manlio Dinucci

"We are flying the F-35 all over the Middle East, and have already attacked twice on two different fronts". General Amikam Norkin, Commander of the Israeli Air Force, made this announcement on 22 May at the conference on aerial superiority at Herzliya (a suburb of Tel Aviv), with the participation of the Air Force chiefs of staff from 20 countries, including Italy. The general did not specify where the F-35's had been used, but he hinted that one of the attacks was carried out in Syria. He (...)

Russian Comment on the Paris meeting of the “International Partnership Against Impunity for the Use of Chemical Weapons”

We took note of the meeting of the “International Partnership Against Impunity for the Use of Chemical Weapons” held in Paris between May 17-18. Predictably, its final Declaration is imbued with the spirit of confrontation with Russia and blatant anti-Syrian rhetoric. The co-authors of the document, among other things, call on other countries to create an attribution mechanism which , according to their plans, would merely reaffirm the parties responsible for chemical crimes already (...)

Russia will not hand over S-300 to Syria

Russia will not hand over anti air-system S-300 to Syria. So declared Vladimir Kozhin, the foreign aid adviser to the Kremlin. The declaration came following two events: the visit of the Israeli Prime Minister, Benyamin Netanyahu, to Moscow on 9 May and the missile fire exchange on 10 May between forces present on both sides of the line of demarcation of Golan occupied by Israel. Moscow had mentioned that it might hand over the anti air system S-300 following the Western bombing (United (...)

Nuclear parcel bomb from the USA , by Manlio Dinucci

The new B61-12 nuclear bomb - which the US is preparing to send to Italy, Germany, Belgium, Holland and probably other European countries - is now in its final stages of development. This was announced by General Jack Weinstein, deputy chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force, responsible for nuclear operations, speaking on May 1 at a symposium of the Air Force Association in Washington, in front of a select audience of senior officers and military industry executives. "The program is doing (...)

Novichok: Czech Prime Minister contradicts his President

Contradicting the comments of Miloš Zeman (President of Czech Republic), the Czech Prime Minister, Andrej Babiš, tweeted: “The Czech Republic has never produced, developed nor even stocked any substance belonging to the Novichok group”. In a communiqué, he made the following specific points: • What was factually accurate was that his country had carried out a micro-synthesis of a substance belonging to the Novitchok group in the context of a military programme aimed at ensuring the protection (...)

France proposes to change the by laws of the OIAC

For several months, members of a “small group” (Saudi Arabia, the United States, France, Jordan and the United Kingdom) have been trying to eliminate Russia from the UN Security Council. In the same vein, France has just proposed amending the by-laws of the OIAC, the organization tasked with checking the application of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons – amendments which will lead to changing the meaning of the Treaty—. The idea is that, since Russia is challenging the (...)