The first trees have already been cut, the others marked with paint: 937 trees are now being cut down in the "protected" natural area of the San Rossore Regional Park between Pisa and Livorno. The slaughtered trees are the first "collateral damage" of the massive reorganization, begun these days, of the infrastructure of Camp Darby, which contains the largest U.S. arsenal in the world outside the United States . Even if the U.S. command promises to replant more trees than those cut, the (...)
The Arab Press has reported that an Israel system of protection against short term grenades and rockets, «the Iron Dome», was sold to Saudi Arabia. The United States probably facilitated the transaction. The “Iron Dome” was conceived by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems. It has been operational since 2011 along the Gaza Strip and from 2017 it was installed on several ships at sea. Its cost, normally prohibitive, is being taken care of by the United States. The Israeli lobby in the US Congress (...)
At the end of the Second World War, allied troops occupied the European continent. While France and Russia have withdrawn today, the United States and the United Kingdom still maintain troops there. For the last year, planning for a world war against China and Russia, the Pentagon is using numerous bases in Italy to massively increase the storage of its weapons in Europe, including nuclear bombs.
According to the US journal Foreign Policy , since 2013, Israel has probably paid 75 dollars per month to several thousands of fighters during the war against Syria. From August 2014, the Hebrew State has probably also sent arms through three passageways along the boundary. This military aid would have been twice as much as humanitarian aid. However, Israel would have cut off support in July 2018 pursuant to an agreement made with Russia stipulating that Iranian troops withdraw to 50 (...)
Seven years after the beginning of the war against Syria, fought by proxy jihadist forces, the partisans of its destruction want to start again. And yet they have suffered a definite defeat on the ground, where the population, after a momentary hesitation, massively chose to support the Republic. This attempt to restart the war from the beginning can only be understood if its objective has evolved.
On 28 August 2019, the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation announced that it was beefing up its naval deployment along the coasts of Syria, increasing its presence to 10 Russian ships plus 2 submarines. On 30 August, Bosphorus Observer's Twitter account announced that an enormous Russian container carrier–Sparta-3, had crossed the straits in the direction of the Syrian port of Tartus. It has only military material (see photo) on board. The Russian Ministry of Defense further (...)
According to an estimate published by the Pentagon, the cost of the wars initiated since 11 September 2001, under the framework of the Rumsfeld-Cebrowski strategy exceeds 1 500 billion dollars . The most substantial costs were incurred during the second presidential mandate of George W. Bush and during the first mandate of Barack Obama. Brown University challenges these statistics. This university considers that the real costs are several times the sum stated. Brown thinks that they (...)
Of course, we were all horrified by the collapse of the Morandi bridge in Genoa. Manlio Dinucci reminds us here that the company which managed this work of engineering had been privatised… in order to pay for the destruction of bridges in Serbia by the Italian army. This was in 1999, under the orders of NATO.
The Oval Room of the White House, 20 March 2018: when he receives the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Donald Trump displays a diagram of the forecast US arms sales to Saudi Arabia. According to Reuters, the Pentagon is preparing for a summit to be held on 12 and 13 October to create a Middle East Strategic Alliance, also known by the acronym MESA) . Essentially this would be an alliance of the Gulf Monarchies around Saudi Arabia, plus Egypt and Jordan. The article presents this (...)
On 3 July 2018, the Syrian Arab Army exposed to the press the reserve stocks of arms seized from the fighters in the region of Deraa (see the video below). Western Press characterizes these fighters as “rebels” fighting for democracy. In contrast, the Syrians do not romanticize them. Even though some of these fighters claim to have recently joined the “Free Syria Army, the Syrians see them as jihadist members of Al Qaeda and Isis (also known as Daesh and the Islamic Emirate). In any event, (...)