Pubblicato in: Geopolitica Militare, Problemi militari, Senza categoria

Russia. I sistemi S-500 Prometey.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2017-11-12.

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«The S-500 Prometey (Russian: C-500 Прометей, Prometheus), also known as 55R6M “Triumfator-M.”, is a Russian surface-to-air missile/anti-ballistic missile system intended to replace the A-135 missile system currently in use, and supplement the S-400. The S-500 is under development by the Almaz-Antey Air Defence Concern and with its characteristics it will be much similar to the US Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system.

The S-500 is a new generation surface-to-air missile system. It is designed for intercepting and destroying intercontinental ballistic missiles as well as hypersonic cruise missiles and aircraft, for air defense against Airborne Early Warning and Control, and for jamming aircraft. With a planned range of 600 km (370 mi) for Anti Ballistic Missile (ABM) and 400 km (250 mi) for the air defense, the S-500 would be able to detect and simultaneously engage up to 10 ballistic hypersonic targets flying at a speed of 5 kilometres per second (3.1 mi/s; 18,000 km/h; 11,000 mph) to a limit of 7 km/s (4.3 mi/s; 25,000 km/h; 16,000 mph). It also aims at destroying hypersonic cruise missiles and other aerial targets at speeds of higher than Mach 5 as well as spacecraft. The altitude of a target engaged can be as high as 180–200 km (110–120 mi). It is effective against ballistic missiles with a launch range of 3,500 km (2,200 mi), the radar reaches a radius of 3,000 km (1,300 km for the EPR 0,1 square meter).

The main components of the S-500 will be:

–    the launch vehicle 77P6, based on the BAZ-69096 10×10 truck;

–    the command posts 55K6MA and 85Zh6-2 on BAZ-69092-12 6×6;

–    the acquisition and battle management radar 91N6A(M), a modification of the 91N6 (Big Bird) towed by the BAZ-6403.01 8×8 tractor;

–    the 96L6-TsP acquisition radar, an upgraded version of the 96L6 (Cheese Board) on BAZ-69096 10×10;

–    the multimode engagement radar 76T6 on BAZ-6909-022 8×8;

–    the ABM engagement radar 77T6 on BAZ-69096 10×10;

Response time of less than 4 seconds (S-400 less than 10)» [Fonte]

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«The Russian military is gearing up to test the first prototypes of its next-generation S-500 Prometey air and missile defense system, which is also known as 55R6M «Triumfator-M».

The weapon is not an upgrade but the fifth (new) generation system, capable of destroying intercontinental ballistic missiles and spacecraft, hypersonic cruise missiles and airplanes at speeds of higher than Mach 5.

The S-500 is expected to be much more capable than the current S-400 Triumph.

For instance, its response time is only 3-4 seconds (for comparison, the response time of S-400 is nine to ten seconds).

The S-500 is able to detect and simultaneously attack (as well as make speeds of up to 4.3 miles per second) up to ten ballistic missile warheads out at 600 km flying at speeds of twenty-three thousand feet per second.

Prometey can engage targets at altitudes of about 125 miles, including incoming ballistic missiles in space at ranges as great as 400 miles.

Experts believe that the systems capabilities can affect enemy intercontinental ballistic missiles at the end and the middle portion.

Some sources report, that the S-500 system can detect ballistic missile at a range of 2000 km and warheads of ballistic missiles at a range of 1300 km.

It makes the system capable of defeating ballistic missiles before their warheads re-enter atmosphere.» [Strategic Culture]

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Nessuna forza militare ama parlare dei propri armamenti, specie poi di quelli innovativi.

Spesso le informazioni che trapelano sono solo quelle volutamente rilasciate, e l’esperienza insegna che dovrebbero essere prese con buon senso, anche perché sono spesso discordanti.

Per quanto riguarda il sistema S-500 una fonte riporta:

«Some sources report, that the S-500 system can detect ballistic missile at a range of 2 000 km and warheads of ballistic missiles at a range of 1 300 km. It can defeat ballistic missiles before their warheads re-enter atmosphere.» [Military Today]

Esattamente come un’altra fonte riporta che

«It has been reported that there is also an S-1000 system being developed in Russia. Possibly it is a modification of the S-500.»

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Segnaliamo un lungo articolo di Mirko Molteni sull’argomento.

La Difesa Antibalistica Strategica Russa


Nota.

Il vero segreto militare gelosamente custodito è come facciano i russi a stare tecnologicamente allo stato dell’arte spendendo 69 miliardi Usd all’anno, circa due volte di quanto spenda l’Italia. Solo che la Russia è una potenza nucleare ed ha un esercito di quasi un milione e mezzo di effettivi, armati fino ai denti.

Gli Usa spendono 611 mld, i paesi dell’Unione Europea ne spendono 347 all’anno. L’Occidente spende 14 volte quanto stanzia la Russia, ma con risultati non confortanti.

I conti non tornano visibilmente, né si può dire che i russi spendano di più: semplicemente non avrebbero risorse sufficienti per farlo.

 


Pravda. 2017-10-24. Russia’s S-500 Prometey to nail USA’s THAAD to the wall

Russia’s Air and Space Forces are to receive state-of-the-art S-500 Prometey (“Prometheus”) anti-aircraft missile systems by 2020, Lieutenant-General Viktor Gumenny, Deputy Commander-in-Chief  of the Russian Air Force said. Russia has been developing the new system since 2011.

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The new anti-aircraft missile systems of the S-500 will have a number of advantages. The S-500 is believed to be a universal anti-aircraft long-range and high-altitude missile interception system with an enhanced missile defense capability.

According to information from open sources, the S-500 has an impact radius of 600 kilometers. The complex will be able to detect and simultaneously strike up to ten ballistic supersonic targets flying at speeds of up to seven kilometers per second. It will also be able to defeat combat blocks of hypersonic missiles. In a nutshell, the new complex will become one of the elements of counteraction to the USA’s Prompt Global Strike Concept.

According to the National Interest, the S-500 of Russia will be similar to THAAD, integrated into a “single network” with S-400, S-300VM4 (Antey-2500) and S-350 (Vityaz) systems thus forming an integrated air defense system.

Generally speaking, experts believe that the S-500 can be attributed to the first generation of systems of anti-space defense, unrivaled throughout the world.

At present, Russia’s air defenses are based on S-400 complexes. As of May of this year, the armed forces of the Russian Federation had nineteen S-400 regiments (38 divisions out of 304 launchers).

The S-400 Triumph system has gained a lot of international attention recently primarily because of Russia’s agreements to sell those systems to Turkey and Saudi Arabia.

Given the history of the development of the American THAAD system that has experienced many problems in more than ten years of tests, there are reasons to believe that it will take Russia a long time to create an effective anti-missile system, the National Interest assumed.

However, Russia has extensive experience in the development of anti-missile systems, and her present-day complexes are still top of the line, so Russia can take her time.

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Pubblicato in: Amministrazione, Senza categoria

Rosatellum bis. Gli strani effetti della nuova legge elettorale.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2017-11-08.

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Non esiste una legge elettorale ‘giusta‘ o perfetta.

Le sia pur dotte disquisizioni in materia avranno sicuramente una grande valenza culturale, ma corrono il serio pericolo di esitare in una legge che alla fine rende ingovernabile il paese.

Si rovesci il problema e ci si domandi:

“a cosa serve un sistema elettorale?”

Se la risposta fosse quella di poter avere un governo stabile, allora la risposta sarebbe sequenziale e senza traumi.

Ed il problema della ingovernabilità abita di casa nei paesi dell’Unione europea: dalla Spagna all’Olanda per finire alla Germania.

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Questo problema si era posto in Francia alla fine degli anni cinquanta: lo stato era ingovernabile.

Il sistema a doppio turno obbliga la congerie dei partiti, piccoli e grandi, a coalizzarsi. A ciò consegue che partiti anche percentualmente ben rappresentati alla fine possano trovarsi con uno sparuto manipolo di deputati, mentre una coalizione di piccoli partiti possa conseguire la maggioranza assoluta dei seggi.

Questo sistema elettorale privilegia l’obbligo alla coalizione: se rende possibile un governo stabile numericamente non ne assicura affatto la stabilità politica, essendo i partiti quanto di più litigioso possa esserci.

Altri sistemi elettorali sono ancor più pratici: il partito che ottiene la maggioranza relativa dei voti va al governo, essendogli riconosciuto un ampio premio di maggioranza.

Questo sistema privilegia la coesione politica. I suoi critici fanno notare che dovrebbe governare la maggioranza assoluta, non quella relativa.

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Il premio di maggioranza può però essere contrabbandato in modo elegante, istituendo collegi elettorali ove risulta eletto il candidato che abbia ottenuto la maggioranza relativa dei voti.

Il problema si sposta quindi alla percentuale di seggi attribuiti sulla base dei collegi e quelli attribuiti invece in via proporzionale.

Il Rosatellum bis stabilisce che il 37% dei seggi (232 alla camera e 116 in senato) siano attribuiti con sistema maggioritario a turno unico in altrettanti collegi uninominali. Il 61% dei seggi (386 alla camera e 193 in senato) sono invece assegnati con criterio proporzionale su base nazionale, fatta salva una soglia di sbarramento.

Se è vero che in linea generale il 37% di seggi uninominali è troppo poco per garantire una stabile maggioranza nel caso di alta framentazione partitica, è altrettanto vero che nessuna forza politica avrebbe voluto una quota maggiore.

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Calcolando cosa sarebbe successo in Sicilia se si fosse votato con il Rosatellum bis, la compagine di Centro – destra conquisterebbe 19 dei venti seggi. Ma tenendo conto del voto proporzionale, raggiungerebbe una maggioranza risicata.

Quando si andrà a votare in primavera su scala nazionale potrebbe anche essere che il paese resti ancora ingovernabile.

Strani effetti della nuova legge elettorale.


Corriere. 2017-11-08. In Sicilia centrodestra pigliatutto. «Così alle politiche 19 collegi su 20».

La simulazione dell’Istituto Cattaneo: i voti dati dai siciliani alle regionali applicati alla parte uninominale del Rosatellum. Il centrosinistra dovrebbe unirsi o sarebbe a zero.

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Le elezioni delle prossima primavera come quelle del 2001, quando la coalizione guidata da Silvio Berlusconi portò a casa tutti i collegi uninominali dell’isola, nel famoso 61-0? In base a una simulazione dell’Istituto Cattaneo, se gli elettori votassero alle politiche come hanno fatto alle regionali, il centrodestra porterebbe a casa quasi tutti i collegi (dove è eletto il candidato che ottiene anche solo un voto in più): potrebbe finire 19 a 1, con il Movimento 5 Stelle che riesce a vincere solo a Siracusa.

Il confronto

Questo accadrebbe «se gli stessi elettori siciliani che si sono recati ai seggi domenica scorsa per le elezioni regionali congelassero le loro preferenze e votassero allo stesso modo anche in occasione delle prossime politiche». Un «se» che necessita delle dovute cautele, come sottolinea lo stesso Cattaneo: da qui alle politiche potrebbero cambiare gli orientamenti di voto, le coalizioni e i programmi; varierà l’elettorato; un sistema elettorale diverso innescherà strategie diverse di scelta o «voto utile»; gli stessi collegi potrebbero essere ridisegnati.

Vince il centrodestra

Ma, fatte le dovute premesse, il risultato prevede una schiacciante vittoria del centrodestra, che otterrebbe 19 dei 20 collegi se il centrosinistra si presentasse diviso. Se invece il Pd riuscisse a stringere un’intesa con i partiti alla sua sinistra, il risultato subirebbe una variazione lieve: il centrosinistra riuscirebbe a conquistare il collegio di Sciacca e se la potrebbe giocare (anche se al momento è sotto) a Trapani, Enna e Palermo.

La capacità dei leader di aggregare

Lo studio si basa sui voti di lista: il candidato del Movimento, Giancarlo Cancelleri, ha ottenuto circa 200 mila voti della lista 5 Stelle e i grillini potrebbero essere quindi più competitivi. Ma il vantaggio netto del centrodestra rimane. «In una situazione tripolare, bastano infatti poche variazioni di voto tra i partiti o lo spostamento di una forza politica da uno schieramento all’altro per determinare l’esito di un’elezione in un collegio uninominale — si legge nello studio firmato da Marco Valbruzzi e Michelangelo Gentilini —. Molto dipenderà dalla campagna elettorale, dalle tematiche che verranno proposte, dalle qualità/abilità dei candidati e anche dalla maggiore o minore mobilitazione degli elettori a favore di uno o più schieramenti. In parte, però, l’esito nei collegi uninominali dipenderà anche dalle capacità aggregative dei leader nazionali e dalla loro volontà di creare coalizioni in grado di essere potenzialmente competitive su tutto il territorio 4 italiano. Ed è questo forse il più grosso “se” che potrebbe condizionare nella prossima primavera il risultato elettorale nei collegi uninominali». I collegi del Rosatellum — che prevede che 232 deputati siano eletti in collegi uninominali, gli altri con metodo proporzionale — devono essere ancora disegnati. Lo studio ha ricalcato quelli utilizzati al Senato per l’elezione del 2001.

Pubblicato in: Cina, Devoluzione socialismo, Senza categoria, Unione Europea

Spagna. Catalogna. Problema non locale ma mondiale, ed anche cinese.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2017-11-06.

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La situazione spagnola si è risolta come da copione.

Un referendum velleitario portato avanti da velleitari.

Una cosa è organizzare manifestazioni di piazza, un’altra pubblicare vignette su Facebook, un’altra ancora fomentare sentimenti irrazionali: in fondo questo è uno dei segni del decadimento di questa società dei videogiochi.

La libertà, quella vera, la si conquista con il sangue e sempre con il sangue la si mantiene.

La storia non usa mezze misure: la storia non è agone per gli eunuchi.

Restano sul tavolino, irrisolti, tutti i problemi di una Europa nella quale gli spiriti nazionali e le tradizioni locoregionali stanno pigliando sempre più vigore e pongono il problema politico e diplomatico di come ricomporre la civile convivenza.

Problemi che sembrerebbero suggerire più un sistema confederato che un stato europeo.

Ma non ci si illuda.

Proprio ieri, quarantamila baschi sono scesi in strada, nonostante la pioggia battente, a dimostrare per la Catalogna.

Thousands of Basque protesters take sides in Catalonia dispute

Catalogna oppure Scozia, Veneto oppure kurdi, questi problemi di identità nazionale e storica sono aspetti reali e concreti, che i governi non possono eludere più a lungo. Nel contempo sono solo parzialmente locali: in realtà sono di interesse globale. Occorre essere ben equilibrati.

Come l’unità di Italia non fu certo decisa a Torino, bensì a Parigi ed a Londra, allora egemoni in Europa, così ogi per la Catalogna è stato fattore fondamentale la voce del paese emerso verso l’egemonia mondiale.

«Catalonia attracted 40 percent of China’s total investment in Spain as 29 Chinese companies chose to base themselves in Catalonia»

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«China’s position on this issue has been consistent and unequivocal…We understand and support the Spanish government’s effort to uphold national unity, ethnic solidarity, and territorial integrity, oppose the act of splitting the country and undermining the rule of law, and believe Spain is capable of upholding the social order and safeguarding the rights and interests of its citizens»

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«La Cosco, azienda leader del settore navale cinese e perno della Nuova Via della Seta nel mar Mediterraneo, porta a termine l’acquisizione dei maggiori porti spagnoli da JP Morgan e nomina il cinese Kai Sun, già noto per aver gestito l’acquisizione del Pireo, come amministratore delegato del consorzio Noatum Ports. Insieme a lui è stato nominato come presidente di Noatum sempre il cinese Wei Zhang e nel c.d.A. arriva anche un altro cinese, Ken Chan. Una triade cinese che oggi sa di avere in mano una buona parte del commercio navale spagnolo»

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Piaccia o meno, questa è solo una constatazione di Realpolitik.


The Diplomat. 2017-11-01. China Backs Spanish Government Amid Catalonia Crisis

Amid the escalating Catalonia crisis, China offered the Spanish government its “consistent and clear” support.

On October 27, Catalonia declared independence from Spain after a disputed referendum. Minutes later, Madrid announced it would resume direct rule of Catalonia.  On October 30, Spain’s state prosecutor called for charges of rebellion, sedition, fraud, and misuse of funds against the former Catalan leaders, while the former regional president has already left for Belgium with other members of his administration, according to Reuters.

Faced with a round of questions related to the Catalonia crisis at the regular press briefing, Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Hua Chuying offered the Spanish government strong support, despite noting that the issue actually “ falls within Spain’s internal affairs.” Hua said:

«China’s position on this issue has been consistent and unequivocal…We understand and support the Spanish government’s effort to uphold national unity, ethnic solidarity, and territorial integrity, oppose the act of splitting the country and undermining the rule of law, and believe Spain is capable of upholding the social order and safeguarding the rights and interests of its citizens.»

Regarding relations between China and Spain, Hua said, “We will continue to develop friendly cooperation in various fields with Spain following the principle of mutual respect for each other’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and mutual non-interference in each other’s internal affairs. ”

Generally speaking, China tends to oppose most independence or secessionist movements around the world, since China itself is struggling with advocacy for independence in various regions.

Chinese President Xi Jinping has taken a particularly strong stance toward any independent movements within China’s territory. During the recent 19th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party, Xi said in his opening speech that China will “resolutely safeguard the national sovereignty and territorial integrity and will absolutely not tolerate the tragedy of the country’s split.”

Against this backdrop, China’s position on Catalonia crisis is in line with its domestic policy.

Meanwhile, China has been strengthening ties with Spain in recent years. Particularly, Chinese investment in Spain has been increasing in a remarkable pace. According to a report from Baker McKenzie, a multinational law firm, in 2016, China’s investment in Spain quadrupled compared to the previous year, reaching €1.7 billion ($1.98 billion). Catalonia, in particular, received the most attention from Chinese investors. According to the government of Catalonia, in 2015, Catalonia attracted 40 percent of China’s total investment in Spain as 29 Chinese companies chose to base themselves in Catalonia.  The government of Catalonia also said it “aims to attract Chinese and other Asian companies and facilitate the implementation and distribution of their goods in Europe.”

At the recent press briefing, Hua mentioned that China is  “paying great attention” to the situation in Catalonia.

Pubblicato in: Devoluzione socialismo, Senza categoria, Unione Europea

Macron. Stop alla neolingua liberal gender-neutral.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2017-11-01.

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Mr Macron non cessa di stupire la gente.

Pochi giorni or sono, ricevendo all’Eliseo Mr Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, presidente egiziano, era uscito con questa dichiarazione:

«I believe in the sovereignty of states, and therefore, just as I don’t accept being lectured on how to govern my country, I don’t lecture others»

L’Egitto è un paese che a detta dei liberal americani e dei socialisti europei non rispetterebbe ciò che loro designano come “diritti umani“.

È stata una inversione ad U rispetto a quanto aveva affermato in campagna elettorale.

Un distinguo tranchant dalla Bundeskanzlerin Frau Merkel e dalla corrente di pensiero dei liberal ideologici.

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Adesso arriva il secondo affondo.

Liberal e socialisti hanno imposto quando erano nei vari governi sia un mutamento di linguaggio sia l’applicazione stretta della teoria del gender.

La terminologia ‘politicamente corretta‘ è triste conoscenza di tutti. I ciechi sono stati denominati ‘non vedenti‘, e così via. Ciò che è buono deve essere condannato e ciò che è malvagio esaltato e portato a mo’ di esempio.

Molti termini sono stati usati, e sono tutt’ora in uso nei media da loro controllati, in modo opposto alla loro usuale definizione. Così il termine ‘liberal‘ non indica più un ‘liberale‘ bensì un ‘comunista ideologico’, al massimo un ‘socialista‘.

Diritti umani‘ sono diventati i presunti ‘diritti‘ degli lgbt: diritti definiti dalle leggi da loro varate quando avevano il potere di farlo. Il termine ‘pro choice‘ altro non indica che la potestà legale conferita alla femmina di assassinare il feto che porta in grembo, e di farlo senza dover consultare il maschio che la ha fecondata, magari il marito.

Ma dove i liberal si sono sbizzarriti è sulle ripercussioni lessicologiche della teoria del gender. Odiano il genere dei sostantivi.

Sostengono che gli attuali linguaggi siano “male-dominated“.

Ciò conferirebbe a femministe e liberal un dolore così acuto ed intenso da monopolizzare ogni loro pensiero. Come se il resto del mondo non esistesse.

«It is a particularly fraught moment for gender relations in French public life»

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«Unlike English but like many other languages, French has precise rules on gender. Everything from professions to household objects are male or female»

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«There is an effort underway to make the language a bit more neutral»

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«For years, a campaign led mostly by French feminists has sought to democratize this most subtle of romance languages by pushing back against the gender rules that have confounded Anglophone students for centuries»

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«When describing a group of men and women who perform a given task, the rule is to use the masculine plural for everyone, women included»

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«So a pool of contenders for a job may feature “un candidat” (a man) and “une candidate” (a woman) but together they would always be described as “les candidats.”»

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Adesso è intervenuta l’Académie Française:

«it has now issued a fiery condemnation of what in France is known as “inclusive writing.” In the careful words of the institution: “The multiplication of the orthographic and syntactic marks that [inclusive writing] induces leads to a disunited language, disparate in its expression, which creates a confusion that borders on illegibility.”

In other words, without genders, there will be chaos.»

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Liberal e socialisti, i pochi superstiti, si intende, si diano pace. Perso il potere perché scacciati a pedate dagli Elettori inferociti, le loro bislacche idee ideologiche sono destinate a scomparire.

Notiamo come Mr Macron non abbia battuto ciglio: quello è uno che sta a galla in ogni possibile periglio.

Nota importante.

Benediciamo il Cielo che nella Sua infinita Misericordia ha permesso certamente che esistessero i liberal ed i socialisti, ma li ha anche creati scemi. Malvagi, degenerati, ma pur sempre scemi.

Si fossero accontentati del potere e dei fiumi di denaro che vi scorrono, non ce li saremmo scollati mai più dal collo. Invece hanno voluto strafare, e strafare oltre il limite del ridicolo, del farsesco, del grottesco.

Hanno importunato la gente in quel che restava della sfera privata, e la gente ha reagito.

Poi, diciamolo francamente, arrogarsi il diritto di alterare la lingua francese è stato un vero e proprio oltraggio di lesa maestà, che ogni francese vuole lavare nel sangue.

Ci si pensi bene: ha un peso ed una audience maggiore l’Académie Française che lo stesso governo.



Académie Française. 2017-10-26. Déclaration de l’académie française sur l’écriture dite «inclusive» adoptée à l’unanimité de ses membres dans la séance du jeudi 26 octobre 2017.

Prenant acte de la diffusion d’une « écriture inclusive » qui prétend s’imposer comme norme, l’Académie française élève à l’unanimité une solennelle mise en garde. La démultiplication des marques orthographiques et syntaxiques qu’elle induit aboutit à une langue désunie, disparate dans son expression, créant une confusion qui confine à l’illisibilité. On voit mal quel est l’objectif poursuivi et comment il pourrait surmonter les obstacles pratiques d’écriture, de lecture – visuelle ou à voix haute – et de prononciation. Cela alourdirait la tâche des pédagogues. Cela compliquerait plus encore celle des lecteurs.

Plus que toute autre institution, l’Académie française est sensible aux évolutions et aux innovations de la langue, puisqu’elle a pour mission de les codifier. En cette occasion, c’est moins en gardienne de la norme qu’en garante de l’avenir qu’elle lance un cri d’alarme : devant cette aberration « inclusive », la langue française se trouve désormais en péril mortel, ce dont notre nation est dès aujourd’hui comptable devant les générations futures.

Il est déjà difficile d’acquérir une langue, qu’en sera-t-il si l’usage y ajoute des formes secondes et altérées? Comment les générations à venir pourront-elles grandir en intimité avec notre patrimoine écrit? Quant aux promesses de la francophonie, elles seront anéanties si la langue française s’empêche elle-même par ce redoublement de complexité, au bénéfice d’autres langues qui en tireront profit pour prévaloir sur la planète.



The Washington Post. 2017-10-27. Gatekeepers say gender-neutral pronouns pose ‘deadly danger’ for the French language.

PARIS — Quel scandale. France’s highest authority on language fears that French is in “mortal peril” over attempts to make the language a little less complex and a little less, well, male-dominated.

It is a particularly fraught moment for gender relations in French public life. The Harvey Weinstein scandal has triggered a particularly intense reaction here. A government minister went so far as to advocate fining men for catcalling in the street, and women launched their own Twitter campaign to out their abusers online, under the hashtag #balancetonporc.

Unlike English but like many other languages, French has precise rules on gender. Everything from professions to household objects are male or female. There is an effort underway to make the language a bit more neutral.

And this is where the storied Académie Française, the guardian of the French language, has said “non.” The Académie is the nation’s — and, for that matter, the world’s — highest authority on the French language. And in truly French fashion, it arguably commands more reverence than actual government ministries. Its rulings on grammar and vocabulary may be only advisory, but in a sense they are sacrosanct — edicts that govern that literal letter of the law if not the law itself.

From its gilded palace on the banks of the Seine, a Parisian landmark on par with Notre Dame Cathedral and the Louvre Museum, it has now issued a fiery condemnation of what in France is known as “inclusive writing.” In the careful words of the institution: “The multiplication of the orthographic and syntactic marks that [inclusive writing] induces leads to a disunited language, disparate in its expression, which creates a confusion that borders on illegibility.”

In other words, without genders, there will be chaos.

For years, a campaign led mostly by French feminists has sought to democratize this most subtle of romance languages by pushing back against the gender rules that have confounded Anglophone students for centuries. (Desk, for instance, is masculine. Chair, on the other hand, is feminine. Why, you ask? Just don’t.)

Certain linguistic constructions, critics argue, efface women from being seen in various personal and professional capacities.

Case in point: When describing a group of men and women who perform a given task, the rule is to use the masculine plural for everyone, women included. So a pool of contenders for a job may feature “un candidat” (a man) and “une candidate” (a woman) but together they would always be described as “les candidats.” To someone on the outside, it may not be immediately clear that any women belong to the group. By contrast, the only time you would say “les candidates” would be if all applicants were women. For some, this is merely to repeat a subtle suggestion that what is feminine is particular, while what is masculine is universal and, by extension, the natural law of the land.

“To really change mentalities,” notes Agence Mots-Clés, a Paris-based group of communications consultants, “we must act on what they are built by: language.”

To that end, progressives in recent years have begun writing in a way that seeks to neutralize that perceived disparity. To continue with the example, “les candidats” would become “les candidat(e)s.” This, for the Académie, was tantamount to crossing a veritable line in the sand, an affront to the language that the institution has worked so tirelessly to safeguard, mostly from perfidious English words such as “email” and “computer.”

“More than any other institution, the Académie Française is sensitive to developments and innovations in the language, since its mission is to codify them,” the esteemed linguistic body assured the Francophone public on Thursday. Among the Académie’s official charges is the annual publication of the dictionary considered the definitive index of the French language.

“On this occasion, it is less as a guardian of the norm than a guarantor of the future that it raises a cry of alarm. Faced with this ‘inclusive’ aberration, the French language is now in deadly danger.”

“It is already difficult to acquire a language,” the Académie said. “What will happen if the second and altered forms are added to usage? How will the generations to come be able to grow up in intimacy with our written patrimony? As for the promises of the Francophone world, they will be annihilated if the French language helps itself to this doubling down of complexity, to the benefit of other languages trying to take advantage to prevail over the planet.”

Despite these sharp invocations, polls show that a majority of French people do not have strong opinions on the matter and may even support “inclusive writing.” According to an analysis conducted by the Harris Interactive market research firm with Mots-Clés, as many as 75 percent of the French are open to the idea.

The Académie may eventually be forced to concede.

Pubblicato in: Devoluzione socialismo, Diplomazia, Senza categoria

Gerhard Schröder. La diplomazia della Realpolitik.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2017-10-28.

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La differenza che intercorre tra uno statista come Herr Gerhard Schröder ed una lavandaia ai trogoli a sfogare il calore delle vampate post menopausa come Frau Merkel è stridente.

Oltre ad essere stato un grande cancelliere con la netta percezione del futuro e del bene della sua nazione, Herr Gerhard Schröder è un diplomatico nato. Toni sempre smorzati, mai giudizi severi tranne proprio in situazioni che avrebbero fatto perdere la pazienza ad un santo, nessuna ideologia in testa, amico di tutti senza preclusione alcuna.

Non a caso ci siamo occupati più volte di questo personaggio.

Germania. L’ex-cancelliere Spd Schröder nel board della russa Rosneft.

La Germania deve comprendere, non giudicare, la Russia. – Gerhard Schröder

Benediciamo il Cielo che ci ha donato Herr Martin Schulz.

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Il fatto contingente è semplice.

«Former Chancellor Gerhard Schröder made a quiet trip to Ankara a week after Germany’s elections to persuade Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to release the human rights activist Peter Steudtner, according to a report in Der Spiegel magazine»

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«The initiative for sending the 73-year-old veteran politician came from Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel»

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«Gabriel appears to have turned to his fellow Social Democrat as the increasingly acrimonious dispute between Germany and Turkey threatened to escalate even further over the summer. In response to criticism from Gabriel, Erdogan used a particularly heated speech in August to ask the foreign minister rhetorically: “Who are you to speak to the president of Turkey? Watch your boundaries!”»

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«There was a much more conciliatory tone at the secret two-hour meeting between Schröder and Erdogan, during which they reportedly agreed to continue working to resolve the issue of German citizens in custody in Turkey»

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«Angela Merkel met Schröder on September 1 to discuss and personally approve the diplomatic mission, according to the media reports. The former chancellor requested the meeting to ensure that his successor would give him authority as an emissary for Germany’s government, rather than as a private citizen.»

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Ricapitoliamo.

Alcuni cittadini tedeschi, attivisti di ong ma sospetti di terrorismo, erano stati arrestati in Turkia, detenuti e rinviati a processo.

La diplomazia tedesca si era mossa con la grazia di un carro armato all’interno di un negozio di baccarat.

Il Ministro degli Esteri tedesco aveva interpellato Mr Erdogan in modo così affabile e cortese che si era sentito rispondere da Mr Erdogan in questa maniera:

«Who are you to speak to the president of Turkey? Watch your boundaries!»

“Chi cribbio credi di essere tu da poter parlare al Presidente della Turkia? Torna nei ranghi!”

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Diciamo che Mr Erdogan non le ha mandate a dire a Herr Gabriel, noto in Germania con il nomignolo di “grasso neutro“.

Merkel.

Già, in queste situazioni avrebbe dovuto muoversi la Bundeskanzlerin in persona. Ma con il caratterino che si ritrova e la tempesta ormonale da sindrome post climaterica Frau Merkel aveva appena appena finito di riversare su Mr Erdogan ogni tipologia di insulti nota, ivi compreso il fatidico ‘omofobo‘!

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La diplomazia tedesca è nota nella storia.

Di Herr Martin Schulz manco a parlarne. Se è vero che il 19 marzo 2017 era stato eletto presidente federale del partito socialdemocratico, dopo aver fatto le scarpe ad Herr Gabriel ed averlo trattato come un vecchio straccio da lavar per terra, è anche vero che da dopo le elezioni del 24 settembre è scomparso dalla circolazione, con gran sollievo di tutti.

Quindi la Germania si strizzò le meningi e pensò ad Herr Schröder.

Per Herr Gabriel fu come prendere un mastello di olio di ricino, ma per Frau Merkel fu come aver dovuto unire civilmente una coppia eterosessuale, ambedue simpatizzanti per AfD.

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Ma Herr Schröder, zitto e quatto, senza suonare nessuna fanfara, si è mosso nel più stretto riserbo diplomatico, ha chiesto, ed ottenuto, un colloquio personale con Mr Erdogan e dopo due ore di amabile conversazione i terroristi tedeschi sono stati rimessi in libertà.

Solo iniziativa autonoma dei giudici, ha sottolineato Mr Erdogan, ma tutti sanno come in qualsiasi parte del mondo i giudici siano telepatici, sempre sintonizzati sulla emittente del potere.

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Questo è soltanto l’ultimo episodio che dimostra come i capi di stato e delle diplomazie debbano essere aderenti alla Realpolitik. Diplomtici.

Lo ha capito persino Mr Macron:

«I believe in the sovereignty of states, and therefore, just as I don’t accept being lectured on how to govern my country, I don’t lecture others»

Nota.

Fonti solitamente molto bene informate riferirebbero come Mr Schröder avesse sentito preventivamente il parere di Mr Putin, che, da persona sensibile quale è, si sarebbe commosso ed avrebbe anche messo una parola buona con i turki. Questi sono brava gente: si incainano soltanto quando gli si organizza un colpo di stato in casa loro. In questo sono suscettibili.


Handelsblatt. 2017-10-27. Schröder’s Secret Mission to Turkey

A diplomatic mission by the former German chancellor has allowed a jailed human rights campaigner to return to Berlin, but at least 10 other German citizens are still being held.

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Peter Steudtner embraced colleagues as he walked free from jail, where he has been incarcerated since July 5 on charges of terrorist propaganda, which could be punished by up to 15 years in prison. “We are relieved to return to family and friends,” Mr. Steudtner said. “I am really thankful for everybody who fought for us legally and at the diplomatic level and those who accompanied us in solidarity.”

He may have Gerhard Schröder to thank the most. Thanks to a secret diplomatic mission by the former German chancellor to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the German human rights campaigner and eight other activists were released from prison on bail Thursday at the start of their trial on terrorism-related charges stemming from last year’s failed coup.

The court said Mr. Steudtner, a freelance documentary filmmaker and speaker on human rights, did not have to stay in Turkey until the next scheduled court appearance November 2. He was expected to return later in the day to Berlin, where he lives with his partner and two children.

The release could mark something of a thaw in relations between Germany and Turkey. But with at least 10 other Germans still under arrest and a host of other issues where the two countries don’t see eye-to eye, there is still a long ways to go. “This is not yet a breakthrough,” said Günther Seufert, an expert on Turkey at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs.

«“The Turkish government has fulfilled all of its commitments, and we must continue to work to release the other detainees.”» [Sigmar Gabriel, German Foreign Minister]

The release of Mr. Steudtner, a Swedish activist, Ali Gharavi, and seven Turkish citizens followed a trip to Turkey by Mr. Schröder last month at the request of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government. He was chosen because he had warm relations with Mr. Erdogan while he was chancellor between 1998 to 2005. Mr. Schröder sponsored Turkey to start accession talks to join the European Union. Those talks have since foundered as Mr. Erdogan has become increasingly autocratic, ordering the arrest of at least 50,000 people after the coup.

The mission by Mr. Schroder, an elder statesman of the Social Democratic party, was disclosed by Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel, who is the SDP’s leading politician but leaving government soon after his party’s poor showing in last month’s elections. Mr. Gabriel approached Mr. Schröder for help a week after the elections. In an interview with the magazine Der Spiegel, he called the release a “first sign of a relaxation” in tensions between the two countries but added: “We must continue to work to release the other detainees.”

During his meeting with Mr. Erdogan, Mr. Schröder agreed that the two countries should continue working on a diplomatic solution. Mr. Erdogan reportedly insisted that the release of Mr. Steudtner not give the appearance of a presidential intervention in the court’s procedure.

Although he has been out of office since 2005, Mr. Schröder maintained close relations with Mr. Erdogan, even giving him an award as a European statesman. ”He has kept out of the political dispute between Berlin and Ankara,” said Mr. Seufert of the German Institute for International and Security Affairs.

Later in the week, Turkish justice minister Abdülhamit Gül insisted Mr. Schröder’s visit had nothing to do with the release of the suspects. “This story has nothing at all to do with reality,” he said. “Turkish justice is independent and neutral.”

At least 10 other Germans remain under arrest in Turkey on charges related to the coup. Two of them are journalists – Deniz Yücel, the correspondent of German daily newspaper Die Welt, and Mesale Tolu, a freelancer. Although they both have German citizenship, they are being tried as Turkish nationals.

With Mr. Gabriel leaving the government, the politician widely expected to replace him as foreign minister is Cem Özdemir, a ethnic Turk who is a leader of the Green party. Mr. Özdemir said Thursday that there can be no improvement in relations with Turkey until the other German prisoners are released.

The arrests of German citizens in Turkey deeply angered the Merkel government, which warned businesses about the dangers of commerce in Turkey and suggested that it might be unsafe for German tourists, who normally flock to the beaches there to soak up Mediterranean sun. The government was also furious when Ankara requested the arrest of several hundred dissident Turks living in Germany and then refused to allow a delegation of German parliamentarians to visit a NATO base where German troops are stationed.

Mr. Schröder’s secret mission to Turkey may help redeem his standing in Germany, where he has recently become a controversial figure by agreeing to serve as chairman of the board of Rosneft, the state-controlled Russian oil producer, as well as the Nord Stream 2 pipeline which is owned by Gazprom, the Russian energy giant. Both companies are effectively controlled by the Kremlin, and Mr. Schröder was lambasted for appearing to be serving the interests of Russian President Vladimir Putin, with whom he is also friendly. The oft-married Mr. Schröder, who is 73, also inflamed public opinion by leaving his German wife, Doris Köpf, for a young South Korean woman.


Deutsche Welle. 2017-10-27. Schröder’s ‘back channel’ helped free Steudtner from Turkey

Gerhard Schröder helped free the human rights activist Peter Steudtner from Turkey, German media report. The former German Chancellor has a history of diplomacy with authoritarian regimes.

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Former Chancellor Gerhard Schröder made a quiet trip to Ankara a week after Germany’s elections to persuade Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to release the human rights activist Peter Steudtner, according to a report in Der Spiegel magazine.

The initiative for sending the 73-year-old veteran politician came from Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel, the magazine reported, citing “well-informed circles.” The media group RND and the Süddeutsche Zeitung have also reported Schröder’s intervention.

Gabriel appears to have turned to his fellow Social Democrat as the increasingly acrimonious dispute between Germany and Turkey threatened to escalate even further over the summer. In response to criticism from Gabriel, Erdogan used a particularly heated speech in August to ask the foreign minister rhetorically: “Who are you to speak to the president of Turkey? Watch your boundaries!” 

There was a much more conciliatory tone at the secret two-hour meeting between Schröder and Erdogan, during which they reportedly agreed to continue working to resolve the issue of German citizens in custody in Turkey.

‘Necessary first step’

The 46-year-old Steudtner, an activist who was arrested in Istanbul in July while conducting a workshop to train human rights defenders, was released on Wednesday, the first day of his trial. The charges — collusion with an opposition group that Turkey’s government has named a terrorist organization — were considered absurd by Steudtner’s friends. Ten other human rights activists from the workshop were also on trial, including the head of Amnesty’s Turkish branch, Idil Eser.

Steudtner’s case was apparently the easiest to resolve, though in return Turkey demanded that Germany’s government not interfere publicly in the trial. German authorities believe that Steudtner might have been pardoned or deported home at the end of the trial anyway. Though German politicians queued up to welcome the court’s decision to release him, many underlined that it was no more than a “necessary first step.” Ten other Germans are currently in custody in Turkey on political charges, including the journalist Deniz Yücel, who holds dual Turkish citizenship and was arrested in February.

Angela Merkel met Schröder on September 1 to discuss and personally approve the diplomatic mission, according to the media reports. The former chancellor requested the meeting to ensure that his successor would give him authority as an emissary for Germany’s government, rather than as a private citizen.

It must have been clear to Merkel why her predecessor was a potential diplomatic asset. Schröder harbored a notably warmer political friendship with Erdogan during his tenure than she does, and the Turkish president recently called the former chancellor, who lost his seat in 2005, the last German politician who could be trusted. After all, it was Schröder, along with French President Jacques Chirac, who originally opened the negotiations for Turkey’s accession to the European Union — something that Merkel has only halfheartedly pursued.

Back channel master

Schröder’s back channel prowess has been noted before — particularly when it comes to dealing with another authoritarian government: Russia. The former chancellor is a personal friend of President Vladimir Putin’s and is the chairman of the shareholders’ committee of Nord Stream, the consortium that operates the gas pipeline under the Baltic Sea  and is majority-owned by the Russian state company Gazprom.

That awkward friendship with the Kremlin was brought up during this summer’s election campaign in Germany, when media and politicians took exception to the ex-chancellor’s appointment — by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev — as the chairman of the board of directors of the oil company Rosneft, which is majority-owned by the government. Rosneft’s CEO, Igor Sechin, is still subject to US sanctions for Russia’s meddling in Ukraine.

During a press conference at the height of the scandal this summer, Foreign Minister Gabriel notably defended his fellow Social Democrat, noting that Schröder had helped secure the release of German OSCE military observers who were captured by separatists in eastern Ukraine in 2014.

Pubblicato in: Geopolitica Europea, Geopolitica Militare, Senza categoria

Nato impreparata ad una guerra convenzionale.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2017-10-26.

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Nato. Obiettivi, ruolo e finanziamenti odierni. Una realtà mutata.

Il Presidente Trump, esattamente come il Presidente Putin, sa benissimo come la Germania entro quindici anni sarà spopolata dagli autoctoni e tramutata in un enclave islamico, indifendibile dal punto di vista americano e facilissima preda per la Russia. Preda obbligatoria, per non esserne contagiata.

Per quale motivo correre il rischio di un conflitto nucleare per la Germania?

Tanto alla fine i russi dovranno occupare un’Europa spopolata degli autoctoni per impedire che diventi un nuovo focolaio islamico.

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Il problema è drammaticamente semplice.

La pace può essere mantenuto solo sotto la condizione che tutti i possibili contendenti siano in un ragionevole equilibrio di forze. E questo è vero da un punto di vista degli armamenti atomici.

La grande disparità è evidente per quanto riguarda gli eserciti e gli armamenti convenzionali.

Gli Occidentali non hanno forze armate degne di quel nome, non intendono spendere in armamenti e, soprattutto, non hanno un numero sufficiente di uomini da arruolare.

Né ci si illuda delle capacità combattive delle donne immesse le truppe di prima linea. Saranno unità di svago per gli avversari.

«NATO would be incapable of rebuffing an attack by Russia on its eastern flank»

Ciò chiarito, facciamo alcune considerazioni.

La Russia non è al momento interessata ad una guerra europea, se non per quanto riguardasse il ricongiungimento delle popolazioni russofone della zona del Don.

Ma questo quadro potrebbe non durare a lungo nel tempo.

L’Europa continentale continua implacabilmente a spopolarsi degli autoctoni.

Non serve la sfera di cristallo per comprendere come saranno inevitabili fortissime tensioni sociali: tutta una situazione che la Nato identifica come “Turbulence and Competition.». Ben difficilmente la Russia potrà tollerare una simile situazione ai suoi confini: più che invasione si tratterebbe di un’operazione su vasta scala di polizia.

Intanto, a tal punto, la Nato sarà ridotta da un punto di vista militare ai soli Stati Uniti.

Ma, domandiamoci seriamente, tra dieci anni la Nato, sempre che ci sia ancora, sarà interessata al controllo del continente europeo?


Atlantic Council. 2016-02. Alliance at Risk. Strengthening European Defense in an Age of Turbulence and Competition.

Questo è un ponderoso documento che illustra tutti gli aspetti di interesse europei della Nato.


Arab News. 2017-10-21. NATO ill-prepared for a Russian attack: Report

BERLIN: NATO would be incapable of rebuffing an attack by Russia on its eastern flank, according to an internal report by the alliance cited Friday by German magazine Der Spiegel.

The document, entitled “Progress Report on the Strengthened Deterrence and Defense Capability of the Alliance,” identified significant deficiencies.

“NATO’s ability to logistically support rapid reinforcement in the strongly expanded territory of the European commander’s area of responsibility has atrophied since the end of the Cold War,” Spiegel quoted the report as saying.
Even the expansion of the NATO Response Force (NRF) had failed to ensure that it could “react rapidly and — if necessary — sustainably,” it said.

The report cited a pared-down command structure since the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 as one of the crucial factors that had undermined the alliance’s defense capabilities, Spiegel said.

NATO spokeswoman Oana Lungescu declined to comment on the Spiegel report but said that alliance “forces are more ready and able to deploy than at any time in decades.”

She added that work was “underway to ensure that the NATO command structure remains robust, agile and fit for purpose,” an issue to be discussed at a meeting of NATO defense ministers next month.

NATO’s relations with Russia have hit their lowest point since the Cold War over the conflict in Ukraine.

After Russia annexed Crimea on March 18, 2014, the alliance suspended its civilian and military cooperation with Moscow, and Ukraine announced its intention to apply for NATO membership.

The alliance also fast-tracked preparations for the defense of eastern European members and tripled the size of its Response Force, with a new 5,000-member rapid reaction force at its core.

The US-led alliance has bolstered its forces in eastern Europe with four international battalions acting as tripwires against possible Russian adventurism in the region.

But NATO has also tried to maintain dialogue with Moscow, and ambassadors from its 29 member states will meet their Russian counterpart next Thursday in Brussels.

 


C4 Defence. 2017-10-21. NATO-Russia-defence. [Uluslararası Savunma Haberleri (Notizie sulla difesa internazionale)]

NATO-Russia-defence NATO ill-prepared for a Russian attack: report Berlin, Oct 20, 2017 (AFP) – NATO would be incapable of rebuffing an attack by Russia on its eastern flank, according to an internal report by the alliance cited Friday by German magazine Der Spiegel. The document, entitled “Progress Report on the Strengthened Deterrence and Defence Capability of the Alliance”, identified significant deficiencies. “NATO’s ability to logistically support rapid reinforcement in the strongly expanded territory of the European commander’s area of responsibility has atrophied since the end of the Cold War,” Spiegel quoted the report as saying. Even the expansion of the NATO Response Force (NRF) had failed to ensure that it could “react rapidly and — if necessary — sustainably”, it said. The report cited a pared-down command structure since the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 as one of the crucial factors that had undermined the alliance’s defence capabilities, Spiegel said. NATO spokeswoman Oana Lungescu declined to comment on the Spiegel report but said that alliance “forces are more ready and able to deploy than at any time in decades”. She added that work was “underway to ensure that the NATO command structure remains robust, agile and fit for purpose,” an issue to be discussed at a meeting of NATO defence ministers next month. NATO’s relations with Russia have hit their lowest point since the Cold War over the conflict in Ukraine. After Russia annexed Crimea on March 18, 2014, the alliance suspended its civilian and military cooperation with Moscow, and Ukraine announced its intention to apply for NATO membership. The alliance also fast-tracked preparations for the defence of eastern European members and tripled the size of its Response Force, with a new 5,000-member rapid reaction force at its core. The US-led alliance has bolstered its forces in eastern Europe with four international battalions acting as tripwires against possible Russian adventurism in the region. But NATO has also tried to maintain dialogue with Moscow, and ambassadors from its 29 member states will meet their Russian counterpart next Thursday in Brussels.


Radio Free Europe. 2017-10-21. Report: NATO Insufficiently Ready In Case Of Russian Attack

NATO would not be able to rebuff a potential Russian attack on its eastern flank, according to an internal report cited on October 20 by German weekly Der Spiegel.

The paper, titled Progress Report On The Strengthened Deterrence And Defense Capability Of The Alliance, pointed to significant deficiencies.

“NATO’s ability to logistically support rapid reinforcement in the strongly expanded territory of the European commander’s area of responsibility has atrophied since the end of the Cold War,” Der Spiegel quoted the report as saying.

Even the strengthening of the NATO Response Force (NRF) has failed to ensure that it could “react rapidly and — if necessary — sustainably,” it said.

The report cited a downsized command structure since the fall of communism as one of the paramount elements that has undermined the alliance’s defense capabilities, Der Spiegel quoted the report as saying.

NATO spokeswoman Oana Lungescu declined to comment on the German magazine report but said that alliance “forces are more ready and able to deploy than at any time in decades.”

Lungescu said that efforts are “under way to ensure that the NATO command structure remains robust, agile, and fit for purpose.”

The alliance’s command structure is to be discussed at a meeting of NATO defense ministers next month.

NATO’s relations with Russia are at their lowest since the Cold War over the conflict in Ukraine.

After Russia annexed Crimea in 2014, NATO suspended its civilian and military cooperation with Moscow, as Ukraine announced its intention to seek membership in the alliance.


Spiegel. 2017-10-20. „Das Risiko ist erheblich“

In einem Geheimbericht warnt die Nato davor, dass man einem Angriff Russlands nicht gewachsen sei. Führende Militärs fordern eine Rückkehr zu den Kommandostrukturen des Kalten Krieges.

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Das 2. Ka­val­le­rie-Re­gi­ment ist ei­ner der äl­tes­ten Ver­bän­de der US-Ar­mee. Schon 1846 kämpf­ten Sol­da­ten der Ein­heit ge­gen die Me­xi­ka­ner. In den In­dia­ner­krie­gen zwei Jahr­zehn­te spä­ter ge­riet ein Teil des Re­gi­ments in ei­nen Hin­ter­halt und wur­de skal­piert. 1905 schlu­gen die Ka­val­le­ris­ten ei­nen Auf­stand auf den Phil­ip­pi­nen nie­der. Die Trup­pe war in zwei Welt­krie­gen im Ein­satz und wur­de mehr­mals in den Irak und nach Af­gha­nis­tan ver­legt.

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Pubblicato in: Persona Umana, Senza categoria

Susanne Thier. La First Girlfriend austriaca.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2017-10-22.

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«Bellissima, giovanissima, sempre attenta al look ma molto discreta. E’ il ritratto di Susanne Thier, 26enne fidanzata di Sebastian Kurz, nuovo cancelliere in pectore dell’Austria»

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«Susanne There is the long-time girlfriend of Kurz. She works at the Austria’s finance ministry and 30-years old. According to the sources, she met to Kurtz at an age of the eighteen and still dating. Wow! What a long relationship and still love flowers blossoming in their life. Followers are quite excited to know the Europe’s youngest leader girlfriend Sussane Thier. If we listen to the rumors then they are going get married. Get know more about Sussane Thier age and wiki facts in this post.»

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«Well, you might be thinking that some good pictures can be uncovered from the Susanne’s Insta account. But sorry she is a very conservative lady as there is no picture posted on his social account with his long-time boyfriend Kurz. But still they both came into the spotlight many times together. Hence, there is no clue available online about the Susanne Thier and Sebastian Kurz relationship. According to the German News website, they will have kids one day. Obviously, this is the clear hint if they are getting married in the upcoming months. Well, as of now there is a mystery on their relationship.»

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La coppia Kurz – Thier vive nel quartiere popolare di Meidling in un appartamento di 65 metri quadrati.

Fräulein Thier si è fatta vedere ben poco assieme al fidanzato: sembrerebbe non gradire il protagonismo.

Nelle rare fotografie guarda il suo Sebastian con estatico compiacimento.

Quando uno screanzato fotografo le ha chiesto perché non cambiava abito gli ha risposto che aveva solo quello.

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Auguriamo a questa coppia di poter vivere sempre innamorati e felici


Affari Italiani. 2017-10-22. Kurz, ecco Susanne Thier: la giovane first girlfriend d’Austria anti Brigitte

ECCO CHI E’ SUSANNE, LA FIRST GIRLFRIEND D’AUSTRIA

Bellissima, giovanissima, sempre attenta al look ma molto discreta. E’ il ritratto di Susanne Thier, 26enne fidanzata di Sebastian Kurz, nuovo cancelliere in pectore dell’Austria. Susanne ha cinque anni in meno di Kurz ed è la sua fidanzatina sin dai tempi del liceo. Un amore coronato con la vittoria del leader dei popolari alle elezioni dello scorso fine settimana che proiettano la bella Susanne nel ruolo inedito di “first girlfriend”.

LA DIFFERENZA TRA SUSANNE E BRIGITTE MACRON

La scorsa domenica, subito dopo la vittoria, è stata colta dagli obiettivi dei fotografi mentre, insieme alla somigliantissima e coetanea moglie di Heinz-Christian Strache, leader del Fpoe, scuote allegra la chioma bionda. Ma al contrario di altre figure femminili, compresa l’arcinota Brigitte Macron, Susanne Thier non è attivissima nella vita mondana, anzi.

SUSANNE QUASI MAI DAVANTI ALLE TELECAMERE

Non è mai stata una presenza costante della campagna dell’astro nascente, Sebastian Kurz. Anzi, la sua prima apparizione pubblica ufficiale è piuttosto recente, ai primi di luglio di quest’anno al congresso del partito conservatore, che ha incoronato il fidanzato a presidente del partito con il 99% dei consensi. I due sono stati visti insieme ad alcuni balli ufficiali e a qualche concerto. Ora la coppia vive in un appartamento di 65 mq, nel quartiere popolare di Meidling a Vienna, dove Kurz è cresciuto. Da qui alla conquista dell’Austria.


Express. 2017-10-22. Sebastian Kurz set to become world’s youngest leader – but who is his potential wife?

SEBASTIAN KURZ, leader of Austria’s conservative party, is set to win the country’s general election – but who is his partner and potential wife, Susanne Their?

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At the age of 31, the leader of Austria’s People’s Party is on course to become the world’s youngest national leader

Projections have suggested the party is set to win more than 31 per cent. 

He became leader of the party in May this year, and before the election he was appointed Europe’s youngest ever foreign minister in 2013, at the age of 27. 

At such a young age many have wondered whether or not Kurz is married – and the answer is no. 

But the politician is currently in a relationship with a woman named Susanne Thier. 

Susanne is 30 and works at Austria’s finance ministry. 

The pair met when Kurz was 18, and according to German news website Heute they have talked about eventually getting married and having children. 

The couple headed to the polls together on Sunday to cast their votes and Susanne stood by his side as he addressed his followers on the day of the election. 

Kurtz’s party is tough on migration, easy on taxes and widely Eurosceptic after rebranding itself over the last few months to propel its popularity in the wealth Alpine nation. 

He is expected to form a coalition with the right-wing populist Freedom Party (FPO), founded by a former SS officer, who got 26.9 per cent of the vote, according to the latest projections. 

Speaking after 85 per cent of the votes were counted, Kurtz told his supporters: “Today we have won a huge mandate to change this country, and I promise you I will work with all my energy for change. 

“We want to establish a new culture in politics. And we want to change the country for the better.” 

The President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, has been like to numerous women since he divorced his wife. 

His former wife is Lyudmila Putina, and the pair were married for 31 years 31 years before divorcing in 2014. 

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Nantes. Inchiappetta una vacca e la polizia lo arresta.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2017-10-21.

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Ma dove mai si andrà a finire di questo passo?

Se è vero che questo povero 42enne si era inchiappettato una giovine vacca e non un baldo giovenco questo è successo solo per la perversa malizia del contadino che teneva segregate le bestie nella stalla.

Arrestare questo bravo uomo per mancanza sì lieve è chiara violazione dei diritti umani ed anche dei diritti bovini.

Che poi la polizia sia intervenuta in pochi minuti è evidente segno dello stato poliziesco in cui versa la Francia.

Già: i contadini francesi tengono imprigionati i bovini. E lo fanno solo per soddisfare la loro sete inestinguibile di guadagno, quasi non sapessero che la proprietà privata è un furto.

Ne sfruttano latticini e carni a sfregio dei vegani, ed intanto sottraggono carnina buona alle bramose voglie degli zoofili.

Nei paesi ove la società civile ha trionfato, la zooerastia è portata a titolo di merito di una società socialmente avanzata: è la conquista di un inalienabile diritto umano.

In Germania, ove alla fine l’incesto è stato depenalizzato, la ong Zeta-Verein ha pubblicato la mappa dei paesi che si sono liberati dai tabù clericalfascisti per rendere più facile  ai progressisti l’andare in ferie in posti ove i lori diritti siano rispettati.

Ebbene sì: si arriva anche a cercare di lucrare sulle legittime aspettati degli zoofili.

La Danimarca è la capitale del turismo sessuale zoofilo?

Capite l’entità dell’obbrobrio?

Se è vero che non si nega questo fondamentale diritto umano ad accoppiarsi con animali, è altrettanto vero che lo si nega e conculca nel momento stesso in cui si esige un sordido pagamento per le prestazioni.

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Poi ci sono le forze della razione razzista, xenofoba, codina ed omofoba. Oscurantismo conservatore mai sufficientemente esecrato.

«La pratica della zoofilia dev’essere proibita in tutta l’Unione europea: è inaccettabile che in alcuni Paesi membri non sia ancora vietata per legge. E’ l’appello che arriva oggi dall’Europarlamento, dove sono state presentate una serie di petizioni che chiedono la fine di pratiche crudeli contro gli animali, compresi i rapporti sessuali e la vivisezione.

”In alcuni Stati membri, come la Germania, ci sono norme che sanzionano la zoofilia, mentre in Italia non esistono leggi di questo tipo o in altri Paesi, come in Danimarca, ci sono luoghi dove a pagamento si può fare sesso con gli animali”, ha denunciato l’eurodeputata del Gruppo dei conservatori e riformisti (Ecr) Cristiana Muscardini, che ha presentato una petizione a nome dell’Unione antivivisezionista italiana (Uai). La parlamentare ha chiesto agli eurodeputati di ”esprimersi in maniera forte per impedire i rapporti sessuali tra essere umani e animali”.» [Fonte]

Nessuna società può dirsi civile se abbia istituito dei corsi scolastici di zoofilia e di zooerastia.

Nota.

Qualora contraeste rapporto sessuali con un elefante, sarebbe suggeribile non farlo innamorare, che se gli saltasse in mente l’idea di possedervi, beh; ci arrivate da soli.


Il Messaggero. 2017-10-21. Sorpreso ad abusare sessualmente di una mucca: arrestato 42enne

Un uomo è stato arrestato la notte tra martedì e mercoledì per aggressione sessuale ad una mucca. È successo in una fattoria nel comune di La Chapelle-sur-Erdre (a nord di Nantes) e il protagonista della sordida vicenda è stato sorpreso da un agricoltore, poco dopo la mezzanotte, mentre stava consumando un rapporto con una giovenca di soli tre mesi.
West-France, che ha riportato l’episodio, ha raccontato che davanti a quella scena l’agricoltore ha immediatamente allertato la polizia. Intervenuta in una manciata di minuti, la gendarmeria ha posto in arresto il perverso zoofilo 42enne che sarà giudicato per abusi sessuali su animali e risponderà dell’accusa davanti alla Corte Penale di Nantes il prossimo 20 febbraio.

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Herr Kurz avrebbe proibito l’Austria a Mr Soros. Notizia e relativa smentita.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2017-10-20.

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«The world’s youngest leader, newly-elected Sebastian Kurz, has informed George Soros that his Open Society Foundation has 28 days to cease and desist operations in Austria or face legal action for “attempting to undermine the democracy of the nation.”»

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«Soros is throwing everything he has behind his push for global control. Misinformation and media manipulation has already increased exponentially overnight. We have no room for complacency.»

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«there is no way in hell this country will be his fifth victim»

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«The specter of Soros is the greatest challenge humanity is facing in the world in 2017. He is a great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity, relentlessly jamming his blood funnel into anything that smells like money, using this money to corrupt politicians, journalists and the public sector, and attempting to create the world in his image»

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«The people of Austria have rejected the New World Order, and it is my duty and my privilege to uphold their will»

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Prendiamo atto che la testata Hoax Alert ha pubblicato questa smentita.

«George Soros and his Open Society foundation were not banned from Austria. An article titled “Youngest World Leader Bans George Soros’s Foundations From Austria” was published by unreliable conspiracy website named YourNewsWire and was later mostly rephrased and republished by NeonNettle under the title “World’s Youngest Leader Bans George Soros from Austria: ‘Rothschild Next'”. The original story opened:

The world’s youngest leader, newly-elected Sebastian Kurz, has informed George Soros that his Open Society Foundation has 28 days to cease and desist operations in Austria or face legal action for “attempting to undermine the democracy of the nation.”

31-year-old Sebastian Kurz, Austria’s youngest ever leader, has told colleagues that action must be taken immediately, after news broke that George Soros has donated $18 billion of his $24 billion dollar fortune to his Open Society Foundation.

“The situation has become critical,” Kurz said. “Soros is throwing everything he has behind his push for global control. Misinformation and media manipulation has already increased exponentially overnight. We have no room for complacency.”

Kurz, a self-described truther who says he was “red pilled” by the 9/11 film Loose Change, claims that he understands the Soros agenda, and “there is no way in hell this country will be his fifth victim.”

No sources were provided for any of the quotes in the article and we were unable to locate any mainstream news source making any mention of the ban. A Google News Search for “Open Society Foundation Austria” brought up just one result (archived here), pointing to a story on a Polish site which mentions the original YourNewsWire article as its source.»

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Poche ore di tempo non consentono di verificare la notizia.

Riportiamo di conseguenza ambedue le versioni: sia l’annuncio sia la smentita, senza commento alcuno.

Una unica considerazione.

In Occidente il clima politico sta diventando incandescente.

Non c’è notizia che non trovi immediata smentita ed appurare cosa sia vero è realmente difficile.

Però, la facilità con la quale alcune tipologie di notizie sono recepite e percepite è un ottimo indicatore di quanto gli animi siano tesi.


Extraordinary News. 2017-10-19. Youngest World Leader Bans George Soros’s Foundations From Austria

The world’s youngest leader, newly-elected Sebastian Kurz, has informed George Soros that his Open Society Foundation has 28 days to cease and desist operations in Austria or face legal action for “attempting to undermine the democracy of the nation.”

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31-year-old Sebastian Kurz, Austria’s youngest ever leader, has told colleagues that action must be taken immediately, after news broke that George Soros has donated $18 billion of his $24 billion dollar fortune to his Open Society Foundation.

The situation has become critical,” Kurz said. “Soros is throwing everything he has behind his push for global control. Misinformation and media manipulation has already increased exponentially overnight. We have no room for complacency.

Kurz, a self-described truther who says he was “red pilled” by the 9/11 film Loose Change, claims that he understands the Soros agenda, and “there is no way in hell this country will be his fifth victim.”

It is understood the Austrian chancellor is referring to the number of national economies Soros has crashed in order to gain enormous personal profit and political influence.

Asked why he was banning George Soros’s Open Society Foundations, Kurz said, “Because it’s 2017.

The news that Soros has released 75% of his vast fortune to push his political and social agenda has caused shockwaves around the world, with many democratically elected leaders expressing fear that the sheer weight of his billions, used to buy politicians and journalists, will be difficult to fight against.

Kurz agrees. This is why he has taken fast action.

The specter of Soros is the greatest challenge humanity is facing in the world in 2017. He is a great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity, relentlessly jamming his blood funnel into anything that smells like money, using this money to corrupt politicians, journalists and the public sector, and attempting to create the world in his image.

The people of Austria have rejected the New World Order, and it is my duty and my privilege to uphold their will.”

 


Financial Times. 2017-10-17. Soros gives $18bn to his charitable foundations

George Soros has given away $18bn, the bulk of his personal wealth, to his Open Society Foundations, bringing his charitable giving over his lifetime to around $32bn. The legendary hedge fund investor, has been working to transfer the billions he has made in finance over the past several years to OSF as he made arrangements for its long-term future. Mr Soros’s foundations are the second-largest private charity after the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, with a 2017 budget of $940.7m. Mr Soros’s foundations have played a key role in promoting liberal democracy and building institutions and civil society across ex-communist eastern Europe for almost three decades. Countless officials in governments across the region benefited from Soros Foundation grants to study at western universities. But in recent years, as populism has surged and “liberal” values have come under attack in some countries, Open Society has suffered a backlash and faced accusations that it has tried to undermine governments. The group has faced government criticism or attempts to restrict its activities in countries including Russia, Macedonia, Romania, Poland, as well as in Israel. Hungary, whose prime minister Viktor Orban studied at Oxford university on a Soros grant in the late 1980s, has accused the billionaire philanthropist of promoting a “Soros plan” to flood Europe with migrants. Mr Soros is perhaps best known for his bet that the British pound would be devalued in September 1992, for which he raked in more than £1bn in profits when he was proven correct. Now 87, he has retained an active role in guiding the work of OSF as chairman of its global board, which also includes his sons Alexander and Jonathan. But staff members said Mr Soros had decided several years ago to clarify the organisation’s structure and leadership before making another large endowment. As part of the wider strategic shake-up, OSF president Chris Stone, a criminal justice and non-profit expert, announced his departure in September and will be replaced by Patrick Gaspard, a Congolese-born former US diplomat who is currently OSF vice-president. Mr Soros had given away $14bn since 1979, starting when he gave scholarships to black South Africans living under apartheid. He founded Open Society in 1984 to support democratic practice, human rights and good governance. The charity has supported a raft of other charities through grant money including Planned Parenthood, Human Rights Watch and Drug Policy Alliance. Mr Soros was born in Hungary in 1930 and lived through the Nazi occupation. He left Budapest for London in 1947 and made his way to the US, where he founded his hedge fund in 1973. Since then, he has made $41.8bn for investors in his hedge fund, second in the industry only to Bridgewater Associates, according to estimates by LCH Investments, the fund of hedge funds run by the Edmond de Rothschild group. In Hungary, Mr Orban’s government has also been embroiled in a dispute over the Central European University, which Mr Soros established in Budapest in the 1990s to provide US-accredited postgraduate education to central Europe’s emerging elite. Hungary has tightened rules for foreign universities and on Tuesday Michael Ignatieff, the CEU’s president, said the government was keeping the institution in “legal limbo” by refusing to sign an agreement confirming its long-term status.