Pubblicato in: Armamenti, Diplomazia, Regno Unito, Stati Uniti

USA, Gran Britannia ed Australia. Accordo per dotarla di sottomarini atomici. Ira di Europa e Cina.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2021-09-17.

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Usando il consueto tatto diplomatico, Stati Uniti, Gran Bretagna ed Australia hanno sottoscritto un trattato per dotare questa ultima di sottomarini atomici. Verosimilmente, clausole riservate consentiranno l’imbarco di missili dotati di testate atomiche multiple americane.

Questo è un notevole salto qualitativo.

Se è vero che i sottomarini atomici siano un ottimo deterrente, sarebbe altrettanto vero ricordare come siano armi offensive.

La reazione cinese è stata immediata e severissima.

Ma la Francia, che vede svanire una commessa miliardaria, sta grondando rabbia impotente da tutti i pori. Macron è una irrilevante nullità.

Similmente, l’Unione Europea è furibonda di non essere nemmeno stata avvisata: hanno saputo il fatto dai giornali.

Questo è il suggello del continuo sgretolamento dell’Unione, il cui peso politico, economico e militare è oramai nullo.

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«China, France denounce U.S. nuclear sub pact with Britain, Australia»

«U.S. and allies look for ways to push back against China»

«Security alliance ‘severely’ damages regional peace»

«France accuses Biden of acting like Trump with ‘brutal’ decision»

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«France, which loses its own submarine deal with Australia, called the plans brutal and unpredictable»

«The partnership ends Australia’s 2016 deal with French shipbuilder Naval Group to build it a new submarine fleet worth $40 billion to replace its more than two-decades-old Collins submarines»

«China on Thursday denounced a new Indo-Pacific security alliance between the United States, Britain and Australia, saying such partnerships should not target third countries and warning of an intensified arms race in the region»

«Under the arrangement, dubbed AUKUS, the United States and Britain will provide Australia with the technology and capability to deploy nuclear-powered submarines»

«I am angry and bitter. This isn’t done between allies»

«One U.S. official said the partnership was the result of months of engagements by military and political leaders during which Britain – which recently sent an aircraft carrier to Asia – had indicated it wanted to do more in the region»

«U.S. officials said nuclear propulsion would allow the Australian navy to operate more quietly, for longer periods, and provide deterrence across the Indo-Pacific»

«→→ EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said the new partnership, on which the EU was not consulted, showed the need for a more assertive European foreign policy ←←»

«”We must survive on our own, as others do,” Borrell said as he presented a new EU strategy for the Indo-Pacific region. “I understand the extent to which the French government must be disappointed.”»

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Questa è la realtà dei fatti.

L’Unione Europea e la Francia di Macron contano meno dello zero. Nemmeno avvisati.

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China, France denounce U.S. nuclear sub pact with Britain, Australia.

– U.S. and allies look for ways to push back against China

– Security alliance ‘severely’ damages regional peace, China says

– France accuses Biden of acting like Trump with ‘brutal’ decision

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Washington/Canberra, Sept 16 (Reuters) – China on Thursday denounced a new Indo-Pacific security alliance between the United States, Britain and Australia, saying such partnerships should not target third countries and warning of an intensified arms race in the region.

Under the arrangement, dubbed AUKUS, the United States and Britain will provide Australia with the technology and capability to deploy nuclear-powered submarines.

France, which loses its own submarine deal with Australia, called the plans brutal and unpredictable.

The United States and its allies are looking for ways to push back against China’s growing power and influence, particularly its military buildup, pressure on Taiwan and deployments in the contested South China Sea.

U.S. President Joe Biden, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison did not mention China by name in the joint announcement and senior Biden administration officials, who briefed reporters ahead of time, said the partnership was not aimed at countering Beijing.

But Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said the three countries were “severely damaging regional peace and stability, intensifying an arms race, and damaging international nuclear non-proliferation efforts”.

“China always believes that any regional mechanism should conform to the trend of peace and development of the times and help enhance mutual trust and cooperation… It should not target any third party or undermine its interests,” he told a regular briefing in Beijing.

Johnson said the pact was not meant to be adversarial and said it would reduce the costs of Britain’s next generation of nuclear submarines.

“Now that we have created AUKUS we expect to accelerate the development of other advanced defence systems including in cyber, artificial intelligence, quantum computing and undersea capabilities,” Johnson told parliament.

The partnership ends Australia’s 2016 deal with French shipbuilder Naval Group to build it a new submarine fleet worth $40 billion to replace its more than two-decades-old Collins submarines, a spokesperson for Morrison told Reuters.

France accused Biden of stabbing it in the back and acting like his predecessor Donald Trump.

“This brutal, unilateral and unpredictable decision reminds me a lot of what Mr Trump used to do,” Le Drian told franceinfo radio. “I am angry and bitter. This isn’t done between allies.”

The three leaders stressed Australia would not be fielding nuclear weapons but using nuclear propulsion systems for the vessels to guard against threats.

“We all recognise the imperative of ensuring peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific over the long term,” Biden said.

“We need to be able to address both the current strategic environment in the region, and how it may evolve because the future of each of our nations and indeed the world depends on a free and open Indo-Pacific enduring and flourishing in the decades ahead,” he said.

Morrison said Australia would meet all its nuclear non-proliferation obligations.

‘STRONG ROLE’

One U.S. official said the partnership was the result of months of engagements by military and political leaders during which Britain – which recently sent an aircraft carrier to Asia – had indicated it wanted to do more in the region. 

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern welcomed the focus on the Indo-Pacific but said Australia’s nuclear-powered submarines would not be allowed in its territorial waters.

Singapore said it had long had relations with Australia, Britain and the United States and hoped their grouping would contribute to peace and stability.

Japan said the three countries’ strengthening of security and defence cooperation was important for peace and security.

A U.S. official briefing before the announcement said Biden had not mentioned the plans “in any specific terms” to Chinese leader Xi Jinping in a call last Thursday, but did “underscore our determination to play a strong role in the Indo-Pacific”.

U.S. officials said nuclear propulsion would allow the Australian navy to operate more quietly, for longer periods, and provide deterrence across the Indo-Pacific.

EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said the new partnership, on which the EU was not consulted, showed the need for a more assertive European foreign policy.

“We must survive on our own, as others do,” Borrell said as he presented a new EU strategy for the Indo-Pacific region. “I understand the extent to which the French government must be disappointed.”

Biden said the three governments would launch an 18-month consultation period “to determine every element of this programme, from workforce, to training requirements, to production timelines” and to ensure full compliance with non-proliferation commitments.

Among the U.S. firms that could benefit are General Dynamics Corp (GD.N) and Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc (HII.N).

General Dynamics’ Electric Boat business does much of the design work for U.S. submarines, but critical subsystems such as electronics and nuclear power plants are made by BWX Technologies Inc (BWXT.N)

U.S. officials did not give a time frame for when Australia would deploy a nuclear-powered submarine, or how many would be built.

A U.S. official said Washington had shared nuclear propulsion technology only once before – with Britain in 1958.

“This is frankly an exception to our policy in many respects… We view this as a one-off.”

Pubblicato in: Brasile, Cina, Devoluzione socialismo, Economia e Produzione Industriale, Fisco e Tasse, India, Materie Prime, Regno Unito, Stati Uniti

Occidente si sta suicidando per motivi ideologici con alti costi dell’energia.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2021-07-01.

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La disponibilità di corrente elettrica anche nei momenti di richieste di picco ed a costi concorrenziali è uno dei presupposti per sostenere un sistema economico produttivo che sia competitivo nel mercato.

Nel mondo, i prezzi per kw/h sono massimi in Germania (0.36 dollari americani), seguita dalla Danimarca (0.33), dal Belgio (0.3), dal Portogallo (0.27), dal Regno Unito (0.26), dall’Italia (0.26), dalla Spagna (0.24), dalla Francia (0.22).

Pur essendo caro, negli Stati Uniti il prezzo per kw/h è 0.15.

Per contro, il prezzo per kw/h è 0.12 in Brasile, 0.1 in Indonesia, 0.08 in India ed in Cina.

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L’enclave liberal socialista occidentale presenta i costi più elevati, doppi di quelli degli Stati Uniti e quadrupli rispetto a quelli dell’India e della Cina.

Questi oneri strutturali pesano sia sulle popolazioni, sia sul comparto industriale, che di conseguenza è poco o punto concorrenziale a livello mondiale. Essi sostengono inoltre il processo inflattivo in corso.

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I motivi che sostengono questi prezzi elevati sono da ascriversi sicuramente al costo delle materie prime, ma in misura ben maggiore alle tasse che gli stati hanno imposto per privilegiare l’abbandono del carbone e dei combustibili fossili, coerentemente a quanto prescrive l’ideologia liberal.

Nulla da stupirsi, quindi, che l’occidente stia devolvendo.

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Pubblicato in: Devoluzione socialismo

Francia. Elezioni Regionali. Alcune considerazioni. – Macron grillé.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2021-06-28.

Pollo allo Spiedo 001

Anche se non sono ancora disponibili i dati ufficiali, alcune conclusioni potrebbero essere tratte.

– La partecipazione al voto è stata infima

– Nelle elezioni regionali i problemi locali sono valutati più di quelli nazionali.

– Difficilmente i risultati di queste elezioni possono essere estrapolati al quadro politico generale.

– Macron ed il suo partito è rimasto inchiodato al 7% dei suffragi.

– I Les Républicains hanno ottenuto il 38% dei voti.

– La sinistra ha ottenuto il 34.5% dei suffragi.

– La Le Pen ed il suo partito hanno conseguito il 20% dei voti.

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                         Alcune considerazioni.

In primo luogo, il livello dell’astensionismo è davvero preoccupante. Il Cittadino medio percepisce la politica come un qualcosa di alieno, sul quale possa incidere poco o nulla. Starà alle formazioni politiche ed ai leader trovare canali comunicativi efficaci: la politica degli slogan parrebbe essere tramontata. I Cittadini temono la recessione economica e l’inflazione.

In secondo luogo, per Macron queste elezioni sono state un débâcle. Pur considerando tutte le possibili attenuanti, appare evidente come non abbia saputo utilizzare questi anni di presidenza per consolidarsi sul territorio. Aver ottenuto un misero 7% non sarebbe individuabile come un buon prognostico per le elezioni presidenziali del prossimo anno. Sarebbe una rimonta epica.

Essere il presidente più esecrato che mai la Francia abbia avuto non giova certo ad una buona riuscita elettorale.

– In terzo luogo, i Les Républicains hanno ottenuto una significativa rinascita, che pone una seria ipoteca sulle prossime elezioni presidenziali. Con il loro 34.5%, le sinistre hanno dimostrato sia di avere un elettorato affezionato sia di aver saputo mantenere le posizioni elettorali nel tempo. Verosimilmente, saranno questi due gli schieramenti politici che si confronteranno per la presidenza.

– In quarto luogo, la Le Pen ha fortemente risentito dell’astensionismo, ma al momento sarebbe impossibile stimarne la portata in termini percentuali.

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«Local polls don’t usually translate into national politics»

«Macron’s party fared poorly in the first round …. a repeat of last year’s failure to secure any major cities in the municipal elections»

«But He’s Far From Out. The French president’s party flopped in regional elections. That doesn’t have to dent his reelection chances if he draws lessons from the defeat.»

«French presidential careers tend to begin euphorically, screech to a halt in the face of protests over promises becoming policy and end somewhere between indifference and contempt when voters bring out the ballot-box equivalent of the guillotine»

«The anger propelling anti-establishment parties simply wasn’t on show.»

«Next year’s presidential election will also have to face the fact that French voters increasingly lean conservative»

«The latest presidential polls show the incumbent has a genuine shot at reelection, which would be a 20-year first, and that Le Pen is still the rival most likely to challenge him»

«But chances are it will be the delta variant, and the broader response to Covid, that will be Macron’s last chance to draw lessons from this latest election flop»

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Macron and Le Pen Flop in Regional Poll as French Stay Home

– The far-right leader fails to grab her first region ever

– The traditional right and left parties are holding up locally

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President Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen both look set for disappointing results in France’s regional elections.

The president’s LREM movement took just 7% in the race to renew 13 metropolitan councils on Sunday, while Le Pen’s National Rally got 20% of the nationwide vote, and is set to once again fail to win any region, exit polls showed.

The right won 38% nationwide and left parties — including the greens, the Socialists and the far-left France Unbowed party of Jean Luc Melenchon — garnered 34.5%, according to an Ifop poll.

So far, surveys suggest that incumbents — mostly from the traditional right, but also the left — will keep their regional seats. Turnout was at an all-time low for local elections, with only two-thirds of registered voters estimated to have bothered to show up.

Local polls don’t usually translate into national politics. But as the last nationwide election before the presidential race in April 2022, it is being followed closely for any insight into what voters are thinking. But what it has indicated is that the France’s traditional movements are holding up, four years after Macron imploded the two-party system with his centrist run.

Le Pen has a lot riding on this vote because winning even one region for the first time could help her convince the French she can be trusted in power. Instead, her candidate in the Marseille region, the one who stood the best chances of winning, looks set to lose to the conservative incumbent. Overall, her party is on track to do worse than in the last regional election in 2015, when she got 27%.

Macron’s party fared poorly in the first round and isn’t expected to win any region on its own, a repeat of last year’s failure to secure any major cities in the municipal elections. The dismal showing could discourage grass roots supporters who the president will need to knock at doors and hand out leaflets next year and it’s unlikely to boost the morale of the party members he’ll need to help drive the presidential campaign.

Valerie Pecresse looked set to win populous and economically important Paris region. She could now be a presidential hopeful, along with another incumbent right-wing head of a regional council Xavier Bertrand, who’s set to win the poorer region of Hauts-de-France, and Laurent Wauquiez in the region around Lyon.

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Emmanuel Macron Is Down, But He’s Far From Out

The French president’s party flopped in regional elections. That doesn’t have to dent his reelection chances if he draws lessons from the defeat.

French presidential careers tend to begin euphorically, screech to a halt in the face of protests over promises becoming policy and end somewhere between indifference and contempt when voters bring out the ballot-box equivalent of the guillotine. The results of regional elections this weekend seemed to prove the pattern. President Emmanuel Macron’s party racked up a humiliating defeat less than a year away from an increasingly tight re-election bid against far-right nemesis Marine Le Pen.

Yet on closer look, things are more complicated. While Macron has failed to broaden the appeal of newcomer La Republique En Marche beyond his white-collar base, his personal popularity is at the highest in a year thanks to the lifting of lockdown measures and a “whatever-it-takes” approach to public spending. That can still count for a lot in presidential elections.

If there’s a lesson here, it’s that Macron’s Covid-19 response has smothered voter anger without offering a real vision for the future. That’s what he’ll need to conjure up as the presidential election campaign shifts into high gear.

As seen at last year’s local elections, the enthusiasm generated by La Republique En Marche, created as a reformist, pro-European alternative to the establishment Left-Right parties, is gone. It won just 6.7% of the nationwide vote to renew metropolitan councils nationally, according to exit polls. Importantly, the biggest showing didn’t come from Le Pen’s National Rally, on track for 19.8%, which also struggled to broaden its appeal. It was the traditional forces Macron had aimed to usurp, with center-right and left-leaning parties coming in at 38.8% and 34.7%, respectively.

The Covid-19 voter mindset in France is slowly taking form, and it’s unimpressed with disruptive populist answers. Turnout was shockingly low and not a single region changed hands in mainland France. Despite a lot of frantic rhetoric that France was facing social unrest close to “civil war,” as one hugely-publicized letter by retired generals put it,  Le Pen’s results were poor, with her party failing to deliver on expectations of a regional win. The anger propelling anti-establishment parties simply wasn’t on show.

If there’s any momentum to speak of, it’s with the mainstream right, whose candidates are pitching themselves as the best bet to defeat Le Pen by tapping into public angst over security and immigration. The macho language on display from Xavier Bertrand, who described his victory in the northern Hauts-de-Seine region as having “smashed the jaws” of Le Pen’s party, sounded carefully chosen to portray Macron as a mere spectator. (It also elicited images of the ugly slap Macron received on the campaign trail.)

But none of this erases Macron’s popularity as president. A Harris poll conducted last week put his approval at 50%, the highest in a year. Right now, leading is less about reforming and more about spending: France’s budget deficit is at its highest since 1949 and its public debt is over 100% of GDP. It might seem odd to see Macron’s popularity rise nationally while tumbling locally, but it fits with the way Covid has empowered states to pursue their most Leviathan-esque dreams and sidelined local actions for now.

Next year’s presidential election will also have to face the fact that French voters increasingly lean conservative. The number of people polled who identify as being on the right rose to 39% last year from 34% in 2019. That explains why Macron has tried to tack right with promises to hire more police and to combat Islamist “separatism,” and also why Le Pen has ditched unpopular economic ideas like dropping the euro or leaving the European Union.

Clearly neither has hit on the right recipe yet. This will be an increasingly bitter, rightward, fight.

So, while France feels like it’s facing a political earthquake, it’s a tiny one. The latest presidential polls show the incumbent has a genuine shot at reelection, which would be a 20-year first, and that Le Pen is still the rival most likely to challenge him.

Yet the center-right can’t be easily discounted. The next six months could change things, and Macron’s advisors are likely already cooking up ideas to capture voters — a jobs program for the young, more measures to combat climate change or possibly even a divisive reform of pensions. But chances are it will be the delta variant, and the broader response to Covid, that will be Macron’s last chance to draw lessons from this latest election flop.

Pubblicato in: Devoluzione socialismo, Unione Europea

Europa. Se Italia e Spagna falliscono con il Pnnr sarà la fine della EU. – Enrico Letta.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2021-06-27.

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«Il futuro dell’Europa dipende dall’Italia e dalla Spagna come non è mai accaduto nella storia europea: se l’Italia e la Spagna falliranno nell’applicazione di Next generation Eu non ci sarà mai più in Europa un intervento di investimento importante come quello rappresentato da Next generation Eu»

«La minoranza che ha tentato di bloccarlo avrà argomenti inconfutabili per bloccare qualunque sviluppo per il futuro Sarebbe la fine dell’Europa »

«È chiaro a tutti che il futuro sarà sempre più con Europa, Cina e Usa che giocheranno una partita di competizione e alleanze: o l’Europa ha gli strumenti per giocarla in quanto Europa o saremo marginali»

«L’unico modo per avere gli strumenti per giocare e vincerla è avere Next generation Eu permanente accanto al motore normale che è il bilancio comunitario»

«Next generation Eu permanente è il futuro dell’Europa e il futuro di Italia e Spagna»

«La crisi economica della pandemia ha portato a una crescita del debito pubblico fino a quasi il 160%, ovvero il 25% nell’arco di un anno»

«Come possiamo immaginare di avere un margine di indebitamento per fare investimenti solamente in una logica nazionale? E’ impossibile, gli unici margini di indebitamento sono europei»

«Proprio in questi giorni è partito il percorso degli eurobond, solo così si regge la competizione con Usa e Cina»

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A nostro sommesso parere Enrico Letta ha detto una cosa ragionevole: in caso di fallimento del Pnnr l’attuale Unione Europea imploderebbe.

Se il Pnnr fosse stato attuato due anni fa, all’inizio della crisi economica, forse si sarebbe potuto ottenere un qualche beneficio: ma messo in campo con due anni di ritardo sarebbe molto difficile che ottenga un qualche risultato.

Nell’eurozona il pil 2020Q4 si è contratto del -4.9%, e quello 2021Q1 del -1.3%.

La Germania presenta un PPI del 7.2%, l’Italia del 6.5% e la Spagna del 2.7%.

Non solo.

Gli aumenti dei costi alla produzione derivano da aumenti delle materie prime e, soprattutto, dell’energia. Sono quindi aumenti strutturali, non contingenti.

Infine, si sta andando incontro ad un periodo di inflazione. I denari elargiti come sovvenzioni saranno bruciati dal calo del potere di acquisto.

Se ci si augura che tutto possa andare per il meglio, ci sarebbero forti dubbi che tale augurio possa concretizzarsi.

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Se Italia e Spagna falliscono con il Pnnr sarà fine dell’Ue (Letta)

Minoranza per blocco Recovery avrà argomenti inconfutabili.

“Il futuro dell’Europa dipende dall’Italia e dalla Spagna come non è mai accaduto nella storia europea: se l’Italia e la Spagna falliranno nell’applicazione di Next generation Eu non ci sarà mai più in Europa un intervento di investimento importante come quello rappresentato da Next generation Eu”. Lo ha detto il segretario del Pd, Enrico Letta, intervenendo al foro di dialogo Italia-Spagna di cui è coordinatore.

“La minoranza che ha tentato di bloccarlo avrà argomenti inconfutabili per bloccare qualunque sviluppo per il futuro Sarebbe la fine dell’Europa”, ha aggiunto.

“È chiaro a tutti – ha aggiunto Letta – che il futuro sarà sempre più con Europa, Cina e Usa che giocheranno una partita di competizione e alleanze: o l’Europa ha gli strumenti per giocarla in quanto Europa o saremo marginali. L’unico modo per avere gli strumenti per giocare e vincerla è avere Next generation Eu permanente accanto al motore normale che è il bilancio comunitario”. Lo ha detto il segretario del Pd Enrico Letta al foro italo spagnolo di cui è coordinatore.

“Next generation Eu permanente – ha proseguito – è il futuro dell’Europa e il futuro di Italia e Spagna. La crisi economica della pandemia ha portato a una crescita del debito pubblico fino a quasi il 160%, ovvero il 25% nell’arco di un anno. Come possiamo immaginare di avere un margine di indebitamento per fare investimenti solamente in una logica nazionale? E’ impossibile, gli unici margini di indebitamento sono europei. Proprio in questi giorni è partito il percorso degli eurobond, solo così si regge la competizione con Usa e Cina”.

Letta ha poi parlato del quadro politico interno: “Non sono d’accordo con Tajani quando sostiene che conta la dimensione nazionale nelle relazioni tra i partiti e non quella europea. Conta sempre di più la dimensione europea. La dimensione nazionale senza un’intesa sull’Europa è una dimensione povera”.

“E’ stato importante vedere l’accoglienza che tutti gli spagnoli hanno dato ieri al presidente del Consiglio Mario Draghi: questo ci dà molta forza, perché l’Italia ha una situazione difficile, ci sono punti molto complessi come il debito, ma ce la faremo”, ha concluso.

Pubblicato in: Devoluzione socialismo

Francia. Elezioni Regionali. Sondaggi preconizzano una affermazione della Le Pen.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2021-06-19.

Paris. Saint-Denis. Monumento funebre in onore di Luigi XVI e Maria Antonietta.

«Marine Le Pen’s National Rally movement could gain its first ever region in elections starting this Sunday»

«His far-right party boss, Marine Le Pen, encountered an angry mob when she visited six years earlier»

«The bogeyman threat doesn’t work anymore»

«As France prepares to hold regional elections starting Sunday, Mariani is leading the race to take control of the area around Marseille, France’s second-most populous city, and the French Riviera»

«Mariani, 62, served as a transport minister under right-wing President Nicolas Sarkozy and mayor of Valreas, a town in the region»

«Mariani’s strong showing is partly down to the disarray of the traditional parties, which have struggled to find their feet ever since Macron exploded France’s old two-party system with his centrist win in 2017»

«As Alexandra Masson, a candidate on Mariani’s ticket, was handing out flyers, she was approached by a right-wing voter. The man said he felt “betrayed” by Muselier’s alliance with the president’s party, adding: “there’s no way I’m voting for Macron.”»

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«Marine Le Pen lancia la nuova sfida. La leader della destra francese è favorita nei sondaggi per le elezioni regionali francesi di domenica, considerate un test in vista delle presidenziali del 2022. ….

In base agli ultimi sondaggi, nella regione Provenza Alpi Costa Azzurra, il candidato del Raggruppamento nazionale (RN), Thierry Mariani, è dato in netto vantaggio al 41% rispetto a quello di Les Republicains (LR, destra), Renaud Muselier, al 34%, e vincitore in caso di ballottaggio il 27 giugno ….

Il partito di Le Pen è in testa nelle intenzioni di voto nelle regioni Borgogna Franca Contea, Centro Val della Loira, Occitania» [Affari Italiani]

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The Far-Right Could Win France’s Famously Diverse Region.

Marine Le Pen’s National Rally movement could gain its first ever region in elections starting this Sunday.

Thierry Mariani didn’t know what to expect as his campaign approached the street market in Antibes.

His far-right party boss, Marine Le Pen, encountered an angry mob when she visited six years earlier. But something has changed in this corner of France, maybe across the whole country.

“The bogeyman threat doesn’t work anymore,” Mariani said in an interview. Instead of shouts and scuffles, he posed for selfies with fans and chatted to shoppers browsing the cheeses, flowers and vegetables.

As France prepares to hold regional elections starting Sunday, Mariani is leading the race to take control of the area around Marseille, France’s second-most populous city, and the French Riviera. If he wins, in the last nationwide vote before the presidential election next April, it would be the first time that Le Pen’s movement has taken control of a region and show that her new, more moderate message is resonating far beyond the party’s traditional areas of support.

That could help Le Pen gain “the credibility her movement lacks” as she prepares to fight President Emmanuel Macron for his job, says Gilles Ivaldi, a political scientist who studies radical right-wing movements. It could serve as a “stepping stone” to the Elysee, he adds.

Mariani, 62, served as a transport minister under right-wing President Nicolas Sarkozy and mayor of Valreas, a town in the region. He’s currently a member of the European Parliament.

A decade ago, Mariani was running against Le Pen’s father, Jean-Marie, in the same election, as a candidate for the Republicans, France’s traditional conservative party. He jokes that he’s since bonded with Marine over their shared passion for breeding cats. He informally joined her movement after she took over its leadership and is now one of her most popular lieutenants.

Mariani’s strong showing is partly down to the disarray of the traditional parties, which have struggled to find their feet ever since Macron exploded France’s old two-party system with his centrist win in 2017.

The Greens in Provence-Alpe-Cote-d’Azur tried and failed to strike an alliance with the left-wing populist France Unbowed party of Jean-Luc Melenchon.

The incumbent, Renaud Muselier of the Republicans, meanwhile, attempted to boost his chances by teaming up with Macron’s party. But that angered voters as well as the Republicans officials who fear such a pact will undermine their credibility as an alternative to Macron — they’re also terrified the president is weakening their party by winning over the more liberal members while Le Pen absorbs the most right-wing elements.

That frustration, and how it benefits the National Rally, was apparent in the Antibes market.

As Alexandra Masson, a candidate on Mariani’s ticket, was handing out flyers, she was approached by a right-wing voter. The man said he felt “betrayed” by Muselier’s alliance with the president’s party, adding: “there’s no way I’m voting for Macron.”

Pubblicato in: Demografia, Devoluzione socialismo, Islamizzazione dell'Occidente

Francia. Mussulmani 7%, ma il 21.53 % dei nuovi nati ha nome arabo.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2021-06-17.

Giulio Romano. Palazzo Gonzaga. Sala dei giganti. 004

«La Direction générale de la Sécurité intérieure, i servizi segreti francesi, hanno reso noto lo scorso gennaio, che nel paese sarebbero attualmente 150 i quartieri fuori dal controllo delle istituzioni e comandati da reti più o meno informali legate allo jihadismo e all’islam radicale»

«Stiamo parlando certamente di banlieu e zone-dormitorio nelle grandi città, ma il fenomeno riguarda sempre più anche villaggi fuori dalle zone urbane»

«Sempre i dati dell’Insee, l’Istat francese, rivelano che nel 2019 il 21.53% di tutti i nuovi nati in Francia avessero un nome arabo»

«Nel 1969 i neonati con nomi arabi rappresentavano soltanto il 2,6% del totale»

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«L’islamizzazione, dunque, è qualcosa di decisamente reale in Francia e, a differenza dell’Italia, affonda le sue radici nella storia colonizzatrice del Paese»

«due lettere inviate da generali e ufficiali dell’esercito al presidente Macron»

«La prima è stata firmata da 25 militari, la seconda ha raggiunto già i 100mila firmatari e ha trovato il favore politico di alcuni partiti come quello di Marine Le Pen»

«I militari sostengono che la società francese sia sull’orlo del collasso proprio a causa dell’islamismo e si accusa il presidente di aver fatto “concessioni” alle persone di fede islamica proprio nel momento in cui l’esercito del Paese versava il sangue per combatterlo in Afghanistan, Mali e Repubblica Centroafricana»

«Toni sicuramente non leggeri, tanto più perché si parla esplicitamente di una guerra civile imminente»

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In Francia il problema islamico presenta alcuni tratti salienti.

– In primo luogo, anche a causa del passato coloniale, la comunità araba è numerosa ed anche molto prolifica, ed ad oggi siamo alla quarta generazione, cui si aggiungono i migranti. Sono circa 5.7 milioni, il 9 per cento della popolazione residente. La situazione demografica è ben chiarita dal fatto che il 21.53% di tutti i nuovi nati abbia nomi arabi.

– In secondo luogo, la popolazione araba è concentrata quasi esclusivamente nelle periferie cittadine, le così dette banlieue. Questa concentrazione conferisce un grande potere politico ed elettorale.

– In terzo luogo, le banlieue sono misere. Il sistema scolastico è fatiscente, i diplomati sono rari e per di più con un titolo di studio ottenuto in via politica. La presenza degli islamici nell’industria è minima, e nei servizi è virtualmente nulla. Lì la parola ‘integrazione’ assume un significato ironico e beffardo.

– In quarto luogo, le influenze internazionali dei vari paesi islamici sono profonde.

– In quinto luogo, anche se al momento temporaneamente sopito, le banlieue sono il pabulum di crescita del terrorismo islamico in Francia.

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Francia. 2021Q1. Pil -4.7%, Consumi -6.8%, Exports -9.9%, comparati sul 2019Q4. – Insee.

Francia. Febbraio 21. Produzione manifatturiera -7.1%, totale -6.6%. – Insee.

Francia. Strascichi della seconda lettera dei militari sulla guerra civile.

Francia. L’Esercito lancia il secondo segnale di guerra civile. 130,000 firme, 992,000 virtuali.

Francia. L’Esercito avverte. Seria possibilità di una guerra civile.

Una nazione è costituita dai suoi cittadini: territorio e risorse sono secondarie al fattore umano. 

Senza cittadini gli stati diventano mere realtà geografiche.

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Islam in Francia: il 21% dei nuovi nati ha un nome arabo.

Un’altra lettera da parte di alcuni generali a Macron: si parla di guerra civile e islamizzazione

Anche in Italia si è ricominciato a parlare di immigrazione dopo gli ultimi importanti sbarchi a Lampedusa. C’è chi ha chiesto l’aiuto dell’Europa e chi un blocco navale che impedisca ai barconi di partire. Eppure, l’Italia non è l’unico Paese a dover gestire la questione immigrazione e cercare di migliorare quanto fatto fino ad oggi. La Francia, infatti, vive un noto problema di emarginazione e ghettizzazione di una sempre più numerosa comunità islamica che già nel 2005 aveva visto insorgere interi quartieri. La polizia allora aveva soppresso le rivolte, ma il malcontento continuava a persistere e il terrorismo islamico non ha fatto che aumentare le tensioni nell’opinione pubblica.

                         Le lettere inviate da alcuni generali a Macron.                                                           Nelle ultime settimane, però, il dibattito si è intensificato a causa di due lettere inviate da generali e ufficiali dell’esercito al presidente Macron. La prima è stata firmata da 25 militari, la seconda ha raggiunto già i 100mila firmatari e ha trovato il favore politico di alcuni partiti come quello di Marine Le Pen. Ma cosa dice la lettera? I militari sostengono che la società francese sia sull’orlo del collasso proprio a causa dell’islamismo e si accusa il presidente di aver fatto “concessioni” alle persone di fede islamica proprio nel momento in cui l’esercito del Paese versava il sangue per combatterlo in Afghanistan, Mali e Repubblica Centroafricana. Toni sicuramente non leggeri, tanto più perchè si parla esplicitamente di una guerra civile imminente. Noi abbiamo analizzato il fenomeno guardando principalmente i dati.

                         Quanti sono i musulmani in Francia?

Come si può vedere nel grafico sopra, la religione islamica è la seconda religione del Paese. Questo se non si vuole contare l’ateismo come religione, ma è giusto tenerne conto perchè il cristianesimo, pur essendo la principale fede per i francesi risulta decisamente ridimensionato rispetto al totale della popolazione. Siamo sull’ordine del 51% per i cristiani e del 7% per i musulmani. Per avere un’idea più completa basta pensare che in Italia i non credenti sono il 15% della popolazione, i musulmani il 3,7% e di cristiani il 66,7%. Ma il vero problema della Francia non sono tanti i numeri assoluti, quanto la distribuzione geografica e la ghettizzazione che i migranti hanno subito negli anni.

                         Un cambiamento demografico che è in atto da anni.

La Direction générale de la Sécurité intérieure, i servizi segreti francesi, hanno reso noto lo scorso gennaio, che nel paese sarebbero attualmente 150 i quartieri fuori dal controllo delle istituzioni e comandati da reti più o meno informali legate allo jihadismo e all’islam radicale. Stiamo parlando certamente di banlieu e zone-dormitorio nelle grandi città, ma il fenomeno riguarda sempre più anche villaggi fuori dalle zone urbane. Sempre i dati dell’Insee, l’Istat francese, rivelano che nel 2019 il 21.53% di tutti i nuovi nati in Francia avessero un nome arabo. Nel 1969 i neonati con nomi arabi rappresentavano soltanto il 2,6% del totale. Nell’arco di quarant’anni esatti è avvenuta una vera e propria rivoluzione demografica che, dopo aver riscritto il volto di intere periferie e città, si appresta a modificare nel profondo l’identità francese.

                         Il fenomeno migratorio e la crescita dell’Islam in Francia.

L’islamizzazione, dunque, è qualcosa di decisamente reale in Francia e, a differenza dell’Italia, affonda le sue radici nella storia colonizzatrice del Paese. Nonostante ciò, anche il fenomeno migratorio negli anni è cresciuto. nel solo 2019, anno decisamente più indicativo del 2020, il Ministero dell’Interno ha rilasciato 274.676 permessi di residenza, 36.276 titoli di soggiorno di natura umanitaria e ricevuto 177.822 richieste d’asilo. La maggior parte di questi soggetti proveniva da Paesi a maggioranza musulmana. Inoltre, sono tra i 300mila e i 400mila i clandestini attualmente presenti sul territorio, che come tali purtroppo non possono ambire ad alcun tipo di emancipazione economica.

Pubblicato in: Commercio

Italia. Marzo21. Export +28.1%, Import +35.1%, su base annua. – Istat.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2021-05-19.

2021-05-19__ Istat Import Export 001

Istat ha rilasciato il Report Commercio con l’Estero e prezzi all’Import.

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Nota.

Le percentuali anno su anno sono inusitatamente elevate a seguito del forte calo dei commerci avvenuto lo scorso anno.

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Marzo 2021. Commercio con l’Estero e prezzi all’Import.

– A marzo 2021 si stima una crescita congiunturale per i flussi commerciali con l’estero, più intensa per le importazioni (+6,0%) che per le esportazioni (+3,2%). L’incremento su base mensile dell’export è dovuto all’aumento delle vendite sia verso l’area Ue (+3,7%) sia verso i mercati extra Ue (+2,6%).

– Nel primo trimestre del 2021, rispetto al precedente, l’export aumenta del 2,6%, l’import del 5,0%.

– A marzo 2021, l’export sale su base annua del 28,1%; la crescita è più sostenuta verso l’area Ue (+32,6%) rispetto all’area extra Ue (+23,2%). L’import registra un aumento tendenziale più marcato (+35,1%), con incrementi di analoga entità verso entrambi i principali mercati di sbocco, Ue ed extra Ue.

– Tra i settori che contribuiscono maggiormente all’aumento tendenziale dell’export si segnalano macchinari e apparecchi n.c.a (che crescono del +32,3%), metalli di base e prodotti in metallo, esclusi macchine e impianti (+35,4%), autoveicoli (+80,1%), mezzi di trasporto, autoveicoli esclusi (+43,6%) e articoli di abbigliamento, anche in pelle e in pelliccia (+57,4%). Solo le vendite di articoli farmaceutici, chimico-medicinali e botanici (-9,3%) sono in calo.

– Su base annua, le esportazioni crescono verso tutti i principali paesi partner; i contributi maggiori riguardano le vendite verso Germania (con un aumento del 30,6%), Francia (+39,0%), Spagna (+37,4%), Svizzera (+35,7%) e Paesi Bassi (+51,6%).

– Nel primo trimestre del 2021, la crescita tendenziale dell’export (+4,6%) è dovuta in particolare all’incremento delle vendite di metalli di base e prodotti in metallo, esclusi macchine e impianti (+13,7%), macchinari e apparecchi n.c.a. (+8,5%), autoveicoli (+22,3%) e apparecchi elettrici (+14,9%).

-La stima del saldo commerciale a marzo 2021 è pari a +5.190 milioni di euro (era +5.701 a marzo 2020). Al netto dei prodotti energetici il saldo è pari a +7.984 milioni (era +7.707 a marzo dello scorso anno).

-Nel mese di marzo 2021 i prezzi all’importazione aumentano dell’1,9% su base mensile e del 4,2% su base annua.

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Il commento.

A marzo prosegue la dinamica congiunturale positiva dell’export, sostenuta dal commercio estero con i paesi sia Ue sia extra Ue. Nel primo trimestre dell’anno, rispetto all’ultimo del 2020, l’aumento dell’export è trainato essenzialmente dalle vendite verso l’area Ue. Nel confronto con marzo 2020 – quando anche il commercio con l’estero iniziò a subire gli effetti dell’emergenza sanitaria – la crescita dell’export è molto marcata e diffusa a livello settoriale e verso tutti i principali paesi partner. Le vendite di macchinari e metalli forniscono il contributo più ampio (oltre 9 punti percentuali) al forte incremento tendenziale delle esportazioni. Anche la crescita su base annua dell’import, più marcata di quella dell’export, interessa in modo generalizzato tutti i settori. Per i prezzi all’import, il rialzo congiunturale è dovuto soprattutto alle dinamiche positive di energia e beni intermedi; su base annua, i prezzi tornano a crescere dopo quasi due anni di variazioni tendenziali negative.

Pubblicato in: Devoluzione socialismo

Francia. Strascichi della seconda lettera dei militari sulla guerra civile.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2021-05-16.

Paris - Palais de l'Élysée - Cour

«The French Army’s chief of staff called on soldiers who anonymously signed the letter to quit the armed forces»

«The French prime minister and the chief of staff of the army have condemned an anonymous letter signed by people claiming to be active-duty troops warning about impending “civil war” in France»

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«It is unclear how many soldiers are behind the letter, the second such message from active-duty or retired military personnel to appear in the past month»

«We see communitarianism taking hold in the public space, in public debate. We see hatred of France and its history becoming the norm»

«The word “communitarianism” is frequently used in France to describe resistance to the supposedly universalist and colorblind French model of society, in which identity politics is anathema»

«A civil war is brewing in France and you know it perfectly well»

«The second letter, which is open for readers to sign, had garnered some 250,000 signatures of support as of Tuesday evening»

«The new letter is an unusual escalation in the political involvement of military personnel, with active-duty soldiers now backing retired officers»

«It has fanned the flames of an already heated debate on security in France, where a series of Islamist terrorist attacks over the past seven months, as well as other violence against the police, have spread unease»

«Mr. Macron, moving right, has recently toughened his stance on security, and against what he calls “Islamist separatism,” in an attempt to blunt the appeal of the far-right leader Marine Le Pen»

«The signatories said that many of them had served in the various antiterrorism operations that France has started abroad in recent years, including the seven-year anti-Islamist operation in the Sahel, a vast region of sub-Saharan Africa, which has had mixed results»

«They have offered up their lives to destroy the Islamism that you have made concessions to on our soil»

«Nearly half of the police and military would vote for Ms. Le Pen in the first round of the 2022 presidential election»

«General Lecointre encouraged the signatories to “leave the institution in order to freely express their ideas and convictions»

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Francia. L’Esercito lancia il secondo segnale di guerra civile. 130,000 firme, 992,000 virtuali.

Francia. L’Esercito avverte. Seria possibilità di una guerra civile.

Francia. 2021Q1. Pil -4.4%, Consumi -6.4%, Export Turnover -16.0%. – Insee.

Francia. Febbraio 21. Produzione manifatturiera -7.1%, totale -6.6%. – Insee.

Emmanuel Macron fatto fuori? Sondaggi, terremoto all’Eliseo: impensabile, chi gli soffierà il posto

Francia. 2020. Debito pubblico salito di 270 miliardi al 115.7% del pil. – Insee.

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La situazioni francese è sempre più critica.

I politici potranno sicuramente ignorare gli accorati messaggi delle forze armate e, magari, anche obbligarli a lasciare il servizio.

Ma questo modo di agire non risolve sicuramente i problemi che hanno portato a queste dure prese di posizione.

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New Military Letter Warning of ‘Brewing’ Civil War Prompts Outrage in France.

The French Army’s chief of staff called on soldiers who anonymously signed the letter to quit the armed forces.

The French prime minister and the chief of staff of the army have condemned an anonymous letter signed by people claiming to be active-duty troops warning about impending “civil war” in France.

Prime Minister Jean Castex told the newspaper Le Parisien that the letter was a “political maneuver” by the “extreme right.” Gen. François Lecointre, the army chief of staff, said that the signatories should quit the armed forces if they wanted to freely express their political opinions.

It is unclear how many soldiers are behind the letter, the second such message from active-duty or retired military personnel to appear in the past month. The managing editor of Valeurs Actuelles, the right-wing magazine that published both letters, said that the latest was from “active military personnel” and that a bailiff would certify their signatures.

                         When that might happen was unclear.

The anonymous letter, addressed to President Emmanuel Macron, said: “We see violence in our towns and villages. We see communitarianism taking hold in the public space, in public debate. We see hatred of France and its history becoming the norm.”

The word “communitarianism” is frequently used in France to describe resistance to the supposedly universalist and colorblind French model of society, in which identity politics is anathema.

The letter continued: “A civil war is brewing in France and you know it perfectly well.” If an “insurrection” breaks out, it said, “the military will maintain order on its own soil.”

The anonymous letter came in support of a previous one, signed by some 1,500 mostly retired identified military personnel, including dozens of generals, which described France as being in a state of disarray and warned of a possible coup in thinly veiled terms.

The second letter, which is open for readers to sign, had garnered some 250,000 signatures of support as of Tuesday evening.

The new letter is an unusual escalation in the political involvement of military personnel, with active-duty soldiers now backing retired officers. It has fanned the flames of an already heated debate on security in France, where a series of Islamist terrorist attacks over the past seven months, as well as other violence against the police, have spread unease.

With a presidential election less than a year away, the political atmosphere is tense. Mr. Macron, moving right, has recently toughened his stance on security, and against what he calls “Islamist separatism,” in an attempt to blunt the appeal of the far-right leader Marine Le Pen. She expressed strong support for the first letter from the military, and urged the retired officers to join her campaign.

The anonymous signatories of the second letter, who described themselves as active-duty soldiers from a younger generation, said the impending civil war would be fueled by Islamism and identity politics in the banlieues — the poor and marginalized neighborhoods where many immigrant families live.

In open defiance of civilian control over the military, the letter criticized the government’s “cowardice” in dealing with the alleged threats.

The signatories said that many of them had served in the various antiterrorism operations that France has started abroad in recent years, including the seven-year anti-Islamist operation in the Sahel, a vast region of sub-Saharan Africa, which has had mixed results.

“They have offered up their lives to destroy the Islamism that you have made concessions to on our soil,” the letter read.

A significant proportion of the military in France has long supported the far right in elections. Nearly half of the police and military would vote for Ms. Le Pen in the first round of the 2022 presidential election, according to a survey revealed by the newspaper L’Opinion on Tuesday.

Reacting to the first letter signed by retired generals, the French Army’s chief of staff, General Lecointre, said that some signatories would go before a senior military council and would face punishments ranging from forced full retirement to other disciplinary action.

He softened that stance in a letter to military personnel on Tuesday, a copy of which The New York Times obtained. It contained no threat of punishment but pointed out that the letters “have contributed to dragging the army into political debates where it has neither the legitimacy nor the vocation to intervene.”

Citing a violation of military obligations, General Lecointre encouraged the signatories to “leave the institution in order to freely express their ideas and convictions.”

Members of the far right were quick to voice their support for the new letter on Monday, just as Ms. Le Pen had endorsed the first letter in April, when she called on the retired generals “to join our movement and take part in the battle that is beginning.”

Pubblicato in: Devoluzione socialismo, Stati Uniti

USA. 124 generali ed ammiragli diffidano la Harris-Biden Administration.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2021-05-15.

2021-05-15__ USA. 124 generali ed ammiragli diffidano la Harris-Biden Administration 001

«The letter questioned the 2020 election result and President Joe Biden’s physical and mental health.»

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Sulla scia di quanto sta accadendo in Francia, anche negli Stati Uniti le Forze Armate hanno preso una posizione durissima contro la Harris-Biden Administration in una lettera aperta.

Francia. L’Esercito avverte. Seria possibilità di una guerra civile.

Francia. L’Esercito lancia il secondo segnale di guerra civile. 130,000 firme, 992,000 virtuali.

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«Our Nation is in deep peril»

«We are in a fight for our survival as a Constitutional Republic like no other time since our founding in 1776»

«The conflict is between supporters of Socialism and Marxism vs. supporters of Constitutional freedom and liberty»

«During the 2020 election an “Open Letter from Senior Military Leaders” was signed by 317 retired Generals and Admirals and, it said the 2020 election could be the most important election since our country was founded»

«With the Democrat Party welcoming Socialists and Marxists, our historic way of life is at stake»

«Legal votes are identified by State Legislature’s approved controls using government IDs, verified signatures, etc»

«Today, many are calling such commonsense controls “racist” in an attempt to avoid having fair and honest elections.»

«Using racial terms to suppress proof of eligibility is itself a tyrannical intimidation tactic»

«Finally, H.R.1 & S.1, (if passed), would destroy election fairness and allow Democrats to forever remain in power violating our Constitution and ending our Representative Republic»

«Aside from the election, the Current Administration has launched a full-blown assault on our Constitutional rights in a dictatorial manner, bypassing the Congress, with more than 50 Executive Orders quickly signed, many reversing the previous Administration’s effective policies and regulations»

«censorship of written and verbal expression are all direct assaults on our fundamental Rights»

«We must support and hold accountable politicians who will act to counter Socialism, Marxism and Progressivism»

«Several experts said it reminded them of the current crisis in civil-military relations in France, where dozens of retired generals were recently sanctioned after warning in an open letter in a right-wing magazine of civil war for the “protection of our civilisational values.”»

«Coming outside the campaign season was also seen as rare if not unprecedented»

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«Open borders jeopardize national security by increasing human trafficking, drug cartels, terrorists entry, health/CV19 dangers, and humanitarian crises. …. Sovereign nations must have controlled borders»

«China is the greatest external threat to America»

«Censoring speech and expression, distorting speech, spreading disinformation by government officials, private entities, and the media is a method to suppress the free flow of information, a tyrannical technique used in closed societies»

«Stopping the Keystone Pipeline eliminates our recently established energy independence and causes us to be energy dependent on nations not friendly to us, while eliminating valuable US jobs»

«our energy independence for national security and economic reasons»

«Using the U.S. military as political pawns with thousands of troops deployed around the U.S. Capitol Building, patrolling fences guarding against a non-existent threat, along with forcing Politically Correct policies like the divisive critical race theory into the military at the expense of the War Fighting Mission, seriously degrades readiness to fight and win our Nation’s wars, creating a major national security issue»

«Anarchy as seen in certain cities cannot be tolerated»

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«The mental and physical condition of the Commander in Chief cannot be ignored»

«He must be able to quickly make accurate national security decisions involving life and limb anywhere, day or night»

«Under a Democrat Congress and the Current Administration, our Country has taken a hard left turn toward Socialism and a Marxist form of tyrannical government which must be countered now by electing congressional and presidential candidates who will always act to defend our Constitutional Republic»

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Questa è una lettera aperta inequivocabile e durissima.

I media liberal la hanno ignorata, ma questo sicuramente non risolve il problema, che, anzi, si espande giorno per giorno.

Si faccia attenzione, che alle parole poi seguono i fatti.

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124 generali ed ammiragli americani hanno scritto questa lettera aperta all’Amministrazione Harris-Biden.

«Our Nation is in deep peril. We are in a fight for our survival as a Constitutional Republic like no other time since our founding in 1776. The conflict is between supporters of Socialism and Marxism vs. supporters of Constitutional freedom and liberty.

During the 2020 election an “Open Letter from Senior Military Leaders” was signed by 317 retired Generals and Admirals and, it said the 2020 election could be the most important election since our country was founded. “With the Democrat Party welcoming Socialists and Marxists, our historic way of life is at stake.” Unfortunately, that statement’s truth was quickly revealed, beginning with the election process itself.

Without fair and honest elections that accurately reflect the “will of the people” our Constitutional Republic is lost. Election integrity demands insuring there is one legal vote cast and counted per citizen. Legal votes are identified by State Legislature’s approved controls using government IDs, verified signatures, etc. Today, many are calling such commonsense controls “racist” in an attempt to avoid having fair and honest elections. Using racial terms to suppress proof of eligibility is itself a tyrannical intimidation tactic. Additionally, the “Rule of Law” must be enforced in our election processes to ensure integrity. The FBI and Supreme Court must act swiftly when election irregularities are surfaced and not ignore them as was done in 2020. Finally, H.R.1 & S.1, (if passed), would destroy election fairness and allow Democrats to forever remain in power violating our Constitution and ending our Representative Republic.

Aside from the election, the Current Administration has launched a full-blown assault on our Constitutional rights in a dictatorial manner, bypassing the Congress, with more than 50 Executive Orders quickly signed, many reversing the previous Administration’s effective policies and regulations. Moreover, population control actions such as excessive lockdowns, school and business closures, and most alarming, censorship of written and verbal expression are all direct assaults on our fundamental Rights. We must support and hold accountable politicians who will act to counter Socialism, Marxism and Progressivism, support our Constitutional Republic, and insist on fiscally responsible governing while focusing on all Americans, especially the middle class, not special interest or extremist groups which are used to divide us into warring factions.

                         Additional National Security Issues and Actions:

– Open borders jeopardize national security by increasing human trafficking, drug cartels, terrorists entry, health/CV19 dangers, and humanitarian crises. Illegals are flooding our Country bringing high economic costs, crime, lowering wages, and illegal voting in some states. We must reestablish border controls and continue building the wall while supporting our dedicated border control personnel. Sovereign nations must have controlled borders.

– China is the greatest external threat to America. Establishing cooperative relations with the Chinese Communist Party emboldens them to continue progress toward world domination, militarily, economically, politically and technologically. We must impose more sanctions and restrictions to impede their world domination goal and protect America’s interests.

– The free flow of information is critical to the security of our Republic, as illustrated by freedom of speech and the press being in the 1st Amendment of our Constitution. Censoring speech and expression, distorting speech, spreading disinformation by government officials, private entities, and the media is a method to suppress the free flow of information, a tyrannical technique used in closed societies. We must counter this on all fronts beginning with removing Section 230 protection from big tech.

– Re-engaging in the flawed Iran Nuclear Deal would result in Iran acquiring nuclear weapons along with the means to deliver them, thereby upsetting Mideast peace initiatives and aiding a terrorist nation whose slogans and goals include “death to America” and “death to Israel” . We must resist the new China/Iran agreement and not support the Iran Nuclear Deal. In addition, continue with the Mideast peace initiatives, the “Abraham Accords,” and support for Israel.

– Stopping the Keystone Pipeline eliminates our recently established energy independence and causes us to be energy dependent on nations not friendly to us, while eliminating valuable US jobs. We must open the Keystone Pipeline and regain our energy independence for national security and economic reasons.

– Using the U.S. military as political pawns with thousands of troops deployed around the U.S. Capitol Building, patrolling fences guarding against a non-existent threat, along with forcing Politically Correct policies like the divisive critical race theory into the military at the expense of the War Fighting Mission, seriously degrades readiness to fight and win our Nation’s wars, creating a major national security issue. We must support our Military and Vets; focus on war fighting, eliminate the corrosive infusion of Political Correctness into our military which damages morale and war fighting cohesion.

– The “Rule of Law” is fundamental to our Republic and security. Anarchy as seen in certain cities cannot be tolerated. We must support our law enforcement personnel and insist that DAs, our courts, and the DOJ enforce the law equally, fairly, and consistently toward all.

– The mental and physical condition of the Commander in Chief cannot be ignored. He must be able to quickly make accurate national security decisions involving life and limb anywhere, day or night. Recent Democrat leadership’s inquiries about nuclear code procedures sends a dangerous national security signal to nuclear armed adversaries, raising the question about who is in charge. We must always have an unquestionable chain of command.

Under a Democrat Congress and the Current Administration, our Country has taken a hard left turn toward Socialism and a Marxist form of tyrannical government which must be countered now by electing congressional and presidential candidates who will always act to defend our Constitutional Republic. The survival of our Nation and its cherished freedoms, liberty, and historic values are at stake.

We urge all citizens to get involved now at the local, state and/or national level to elect political representatives who will act to Save America, our Constitutional Republic, and hold those currently in office accountable. The “will of the people” must be heard and followed.»

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124 retired generals and admirals question Biden’s mental health

«A group of retired U.S. military admirals and generals signed a letter released Tuesday questioning President Biden’s fitness for office and seemingly challenging the outcome of the 2020 presidential election.

The letter, signed by 124 former military leaders and posted by Flag Officers 4 America, said the “Constitutional Republic is lost” without “fair and honest elections that accurately reflect the will of the people.”

“Recent Democrat leadership’s inquiries about nuclear code procedures sends a dangerous national security signal to nuclear armed adversaries, raising the question about who is in charge,” the group added.»

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‘Disturbing and reckless’: Retired brass spread election lie in attack on Biden, Democrats.

«The open letter from 124 retired officers alarmed current and former military members concerned about the politicization of the military.

A day after 124 retired generals and admirals released a letter spreading the lie that President Joe Biden stole the election, current and former military officers are speaking out, calling the missive a dangerous new sign of the military being dragged into the trenches of partisan warfare.

The open letter on Monday from a group calling itself Flag Officers 4 America advanced the false conspiracy theory that the presidential vote was rigged in Biden’s favor and warned that the nation is “in deep peril” from “a full-blown assault on our Constitutional rights.”

“Under a Democrat Congress and the Current Administration,” they wrote, “our Country has taken a hard left turn toward Socialism and a Marxist form of tyrannical government which must be countered now by electing congressional and presidential candidates who will always act to defend our Constitutional Republic.”»

Pubblicato in: Devoluzione socialismo

Francia. L’Esercito lancia il secondo segnale di guerra civile. 130,000 firme, 992,000 virtuali.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2021-05-12.

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Circa un mese fa circa 1,000 militari, tra i quali anche 20 generali, avevano lanciato l’accorato appello.

«Controversy is growing in France over an open letter signed by former and serving members of the military, warning of the threat of civil war»

«Around 1,000 servicemen and women, including some 20 retired generals, put their names to the letter»

«”The hour is grave, France is in peril”»

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Macron ha preso la lettera senza un briciolo di humour: era furibondo.

Ma la sua ira impotente non ha mica fatto nulla per rimuovere le potenziali cause di un prossimo conflitto civile.

Francia. 2021Q1. Pil -4.4%, Consumi -6.4%, Export Turnover -16.0%. – Insee.

Francia. Febbraio 21. Produzione manifatturiera -7.1%, totale -6.6%. – Insee.

Emmanuel Macron fatto fuori? Sondaggi, terremoto all’Eliseo: impensabile, chi gli soffierà il posto

Francia. 2020. Debito pubblico salito di 270 miliardi al 115.7% del pil. – Insee.

Francia. L’Esercito avverte. Seria possibilità di una guerra civile.

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Adesso la grande novità.

«A new open letter has been published in France warning of the threat of civil war and claiming to have more than 130,000 signatures from the public»

«The message, published in a right-wing magazine, accuses the French government of granting “concessions” to Islamism»

«It is about the survival of our country»

«The French government condemned it, as well as a similar letter last month»

«far-right leader Marine Le Pen, a candidate in next year’s presidential election, spoke out in support of the estimated 1,000 servicemen and women who backed the April letter»

«The authors of the letter describe themselves as part of a younger generation of soldiers who have served in Afghanistan, Mali and the Central African Republic, or joined domestic anti-terrorism operations»

«They gave their skin to destroy the Islamism to which you are giving concessions on our soil»

«Did they fight for you to allow France to become a failed state?»

«No one can want such a terrible situation – our elders no more than us – but yes, civil war is brewing in France and you know it perfectly well»

«Tôt ce lundi matin, plus de 992 000 internautes l’avaient virtuellement signée» [Le Parisien]

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«Nonetheless, it would come as no surprise if this kind of generalised pessimism about the state of France were indeed the commonplace of barrack-rooms and officers’ messes the length and breadth of the country»

«What’s contentious is the willingness to go public and blur the lines between the military and the political»

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Ci si ricordi come alla fine contino le persone organizzate che dispongano di armi.

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French soldiers warn of civil war in new letter.

A new open letter has been published in France warning of the threat of civil war and claiming to have more than 130,000 signatures from the public.

The message, published in a right-wing magazine, accuses the French government of granting “concessions” to Islamism.

“It is about the survival of our country,” said the text, said to be issued anonymously by soldiers and appealing for public support.

The French government condemned it, as well as a similar letter last month.

Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin called the latest letter a “crude manoeuvre” and accused its anonymous signatories of lacking “courage”, AFP news agency reported.

The letter to the government last month came from semi-retired generals. The minister in charge of the armed forces, Florence Parly, said they would be punished for defying a law that forbids reservists or serving members of the military from expressing opinions in public on religion and politics.

However, far-right leader Marine Le Pen, a candidate in next year’s presidential election, spoke out in support of the estimated 1,000 servicemen and women who backed the April letter.

The new text was published late on Sunday by Valeurs Actuelles, although the numbers and ranks of its original signatories – said to be active members of the military – remain unclear.

The authors of the letter describe themselves as part of a younger generation of soldiers who have served in Afghanistan, Mali and the Central African Republic, or joined domestic anti-terrorism operations.

“They gave their skin to destroy the Islamism to which you are giving concessions on our soil,” they wrote.

The new message criticised the French government’s response to the “elders” who signed last month’s letter: “Did they fight for you to allow France to become a failed state?”

“If a civil war breaks out, the army will maintain order on its own soil,” the letter went on to say.

“No one can want such a terrible situation – our elders no more than us – but yes, civil war is brewing in France and you know it perfectly well.”

France has recently proposed a controversial bill to tackle what President Emmanuel Macron has described as “Islamist separatism”.

However, some critics in both France and abroad have accused the government of unfairly targeting Islam.

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Step into the unknown

Because of their anonymity, it is impossible to gauge how far the writers of this new letter represent the rank-and-file of the armed forces. Online petitions where no-one has to give their name cannot be regarded as firm evidence of anything.

Nonetheless, it would come as no surprise if this kind of generalised pessimism about the state of France were indeed the commonplace of barrack-rooms and officers’ messes the length and breadth of the country.

Most French civilians are also concerned about violence, drugs and Islamism, so for soldiers – by instinct more attached than most to tradition, law-and-order and authority – to share those views is hardly in itself of note.

What’s contentious is the willingness to go public and blur the lines between the military and the political. And on that score there will be many in the armed forces who disagree with the letter-writers. The analysis – even the warnings of disintegration and civil war – may be widely shared.

But urging politicians to “act” to stop the rot, with an implicit “or else” if they don’t: that is a step into the unknown that the people who count in the armed forces – the top brass – would certainly not condone.