this is unofficial english traslation of a document of PCm Italy about last NATO SUMMIT in Poland - this is the fourth part of 5
NATO and immigration
The NATO Summit
has been more successful in the new attempt to deal with the immigration issue.
At the Summit in Warsaw
Stoltenberg announced the forthcoming “Operation Sea Guardian”. Such operation
is nothing but the transformation of a mission that has been carried out for
years and now is being upgraded and boosted. And it is first and foremost a
mission of intelligence, surveillance and identification, which should be
accomplished in cooperation with the Libyan navy under the command of the
so-called "Libyan government of national unity".
It is clear that
in this operation Italy plays a key role, about which, as we have already said,
we will speak later.
What NATO has
decided is the cooperation with the EU and another operation, “Sophia”. In
essence, it is a direct war against ISIS,
which should lead European vessels to intervene directly in the ports always
under the pretext to “neutralize humans traffickers boats”. As Human Rights
Watch rightly wrote, it is the “involvement of NATO in the monitoring of
migrants, with a dangerous slide towards the militarization of the humanitarian
Again on NATO and Europe
document adopted at the Summit reads: “Facing the unprecedented challenges
coming from East and South, it is now time to give fresh impetus and new
substance to the NATO-EU strategic partnership.”
makes clear the step represented by the Summit, the identification between NATO and the EU
exceeds the distinction between the European countries and their economic and
financial interests and the general interest represented by NATO.
brought by the Brexit in EU is bypassed by the NATO Summit, and the document
has not been agreed by US and EU - with its 28 countries - but by Washington
Berlin, Paris and London, with the Italian government playing as a valet.
results in the strengthening of deterrence, that is, the nuclear potential in
Europe and an enhanced position in the eastern part of the Alliance. As well as
a compaction, yet much less consistent and clear, is achieved on the southern
of the theaters of war and agreement aims to achieve greater financial
investment from European countries for the NATO itself.
According to the
vision of US imperialism that the NATO mainly understands, when they say
“Europe”, there is no corner of the continent that should not be included in a
military view, including both to the countries actually members of NATO and having
not yet the membership.
In the days
following the summit there was a round table between NATO, Finland and Sweden,
with the decision to strengthen the co-operation with the Alliance through
joint military exercise or the participation in missions. Things already
occurred on other occasions but, consistently with the decisions of the Summit,
this time the two countries are openly addressed to the alleged “crisis in the
Baltic”, that is actually an invention of NATO, to call these countries to take
part in some form to the aggressive belt around the Russian borders, and NATO
knows that this can only be a provocation and will feed the spiral of conflict with
Russian imperialism that in previous days, through a statement by Putin in
Helsinki had pointed out he will be ready to transfer troops to the Finnish
border, if Helsinki decides, along with the participation in this kind of
"missions", to join NATO.
pressure by US for a NATO-EU identification can only distress the European
imperialist countries dominant in the EU. To rely exclusively on NATO, and then
try to condition it, is not enough for the European imperialist countries, and
first of all for the “aspirant superpower”, Germany, to reconcile, as far as
they are compatible, the European imperialists interests with those of Russian
Here, in fact, the
Obama's speech at the summit, far from being reassuring, has further worried. As
the Sole 24 Ore reports “In this challenging
times - Obama pronounced, visibly emotional at the end of his latest European
tour as president - I want to say clearly what will never change: the continued
effort of the United States for the security and the defense of Europe. In good
times and in bad times, Europe can count on the United States.”
In the language
of the imperialist bandits it sounds as a threat more than a reassurance, a blackmail
for full alignment, otherwise the contrast with the United States will become a
This fact is so clear
that the European imperialists rely more on the press that on the official
spokesperson to spread their comments. They worry about the new closer US/UK
alliance, worry about the US view of opposition to Russia. So, the Sole 24 Ore on July 9 wrote that perhaps
the European response should be different from enthusiasm for Obama's
statement: "The exit of London from the EU will probably have military impacts...
London has always hindered the emergence of an European military entity
independent from US and NATO ... Now without the alibi of British vetoes,
impetus and substance can be given to the 'Common security and defense policy',
officially aligned (but potentially alternative) to a NATO that is not longer representative
of its European founders.”.
It is clear that
the US aggressive pressure to the East makes even more necessary that the
European imperialist countries - and here primarily we should mention Germany
and France - will find a form to defend also militarily their interests with respect
to NATO plans and US hegemony.
The Sole 24 Ore
adds: “Therefore, the exit of London seems to impart, at least on some
partners, a stronger determination towards the strategic emancipation from
course, these are talks. It is
clear that if these European imperialist countries, namely Germany and France,
really want to continue on this path, they will have to go well beyond the current
military efforts and expenditure for the Defense.
In the words of
the Sole 24 Ore: “In order to finance
a new autonomy for the Continent ... Europe in the future should increase
In essence, the
imperialist interests of Germany and France are partly at odds with those of US
imperialism, and then the NATO summit has not said the last word on the plans
of the alliance. “The German Minister Ursula Von Der Leyen stressed that Germany is
ready to play a role of European leadership
also at military level.”
the decisions of the NATO Summit are not those of a powerful imperialist
alliance marching to war as a compact bloc, but an alliance veined inside by inter-imperialist
contradictions, in the global contest for a new division of the world.