Posts tagged Italy
Italy's Populist Government Comes To An End

After fourteen months, the populist government of Italy comes to an end.  Berlin and Paris must be rejoicing that Matteo Salvini, who has been a thorn on their side, will be leaving government. Within hours of Premier Giuseppe Conte announcing his resignation, the NGO ship Open Arms was able to dock on Italian shores and deliver its merchandise of desperate Africans for the oligarchs to exploit. More ships are sure to dock in the coming days.  #CrisiDiGoverno

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The Case for Italy Leaving NATO

Sarkozy's violation of Italian air space is emblematic  of Italy’s position within NATO.  Although blessed with a strategic location in the middle of the Mediterranean, Italy has never been little more than a junior partner whose sovereign rights can be trampled upon and national interests can be ignored.  As long as the Soviet Union was around one could make the argument that keeping Italy from falling into communist hands trumped all other considerations, but the Soviet empire and Warsaw Pact are long gone. What is the rationale for Italy to stay in NATO?  I see none.

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