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(en) sicilia libertaria: True war and false peace (it) [machine translation]

Date Tue, 16 Jul 2019 06:35:40 +0300

The winds of war blow like never before, and it could not be otherwise: war is the best way to do politics, a more useful muscular exercise than words, a destructive machine much loved by the markets (it raises the GDP, the price of crude oil). , profits), and it is not clear how many still continue to underestimate its centrality in international relations and in everyday events. War is a daughter of states, it is in their DNA, and no one can ever change the meaning of either one or the other. ---- The recent US-Iran skirmishes, with the control of oil routes at the center, always keep the world balance on the razor's edge; in the abyss, however, there are all those peoples that the wars, the real ones, suffer, in the complicit silence of Western societies: like Yemen, crushed between Saudi Arabia and its Sunni allies (the main oil suppliers of the West) and areas Shiites (Iran, Syria, with Russian support); like Palestine perpetually under the yoke of an Israeli state that has always been a destabilizing element in the area; like Northern Syria liberated and self-governed by the Kurds and besieged by Turkey; like the Horn of Africa and its "invisible" conflicts, like Libya, the terrain of another international proxy war, like the many bloody conflicts surrounded by indifference, scattered around the world. To which the attempts by Trump's America to resolve the Venezuelan question, the situation of the Dombass on the border between Ukraine and Russia, Kosovo, etc. must be supported.
Winds of war that stain the false peace that is all Western and respectable, which makes us say the common place according to which this Europe would have given us 60 years of peace: we should tell it to the Basques and the Irish, to the populations of the former Yugoslavia; one should above all tell all those peoples who have had to undergo, at home, the interventions of the European or American, or Russian, armies to all the former European colonies in Africa passed from the military to the economic domain (always under military protection). And then, above all, there is the great war of the century: the war against migrants, which speaks only one voice from north to south, from east to west: that of walls, prisons, rejections, deaths along the lines border, in the seas and in the rivers,
And it is no coincidence that military expenditures have continued to grow (in the face of the economic crisis), the basis for strengthening, strengthening, restructuring, because the military machine must always be fed, it is a monster that must be fed continuously, and its favorite food is services to citizens, wages and workers' incomes, the possibilities of a better life for many people. The military mortgage falls on the whole society, and the politicians of every kind bow down and bow to this god, starting with our pentastellars, which proved to be the servants of militarism without any delay (new appropriations of over 7 billion, purchase F-35 , refinancing of 24 military missions, next mission to Syria in the service of the USA, etc.).
The Italian military system, NATO and the USA in recent months is undergoing a profound restructuring given its growing centrality in the international arena; the construction, in Sigonella, of a new large US communications / information system (Mazzeo writes on page 6) is proof of this. With the MUOS, the existing bases, the upgrading of Lampedusa, the "hub of the Med" of the Catania Plain is of fundamental strategic importance in the wars of this century, in the American plans for control / intrusion / management of state policies in many areas of the planet, in the US trade wars against major rivals China and Russia. The US is also preparing to rule militarily the consequences of the upcoming climatic catastrophes by positioning itself adequately and preventively in the areas of the four continents where they possess about 5000 positions. Furthermore, the US military remains the largest consumer hydrocarbon institutional apparatus in the world; it alone consumes more fuel and emits more exhaust gases than most medium-sized states. How to say: there is no need to use weapons to do damage, just exist!
Hence our insistence on never separating the military question from all the others that affect the world of social struggles; real wars, which exist, are many, and continue to increase, defense policies, the production of armaments and their trade, construction and maintenance of military bases, represent an objective against which to turn our interest and our battles more and more effectively.

Pippo Gurrieri

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