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How much the stubbornness of Monti’s government to fund the F-35 factories damaged Italy and Eurozone?

5 Lug

In 2001, F-35 JSF (Joint Strike Fighter) Program started by a ‘successful’ Lockheed X-35 project for a initial expected cost of 40 million dollars and a production of  3,000 jets for USAF / U.S. Navy / USMC and another 2,000 for some partners (source http://www.aereimilitari.org).

Italy was involved as a “second level partner”, setting up a line of construction and assembly, which would release much of the F-35 destined for Europe and other countries, such as Turkey and Israel, including only twenty F35 for Italian Navy.

cameri2A rich business for our industries and – on 28th May 2007, at the Defense Ministry in Rome – the Secretary of Defense, Lorenzo Forcieri, met the President of the Province of Novara, Sergio Vedovato, to determine the ‘settlement of the assembly line of the F35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft at the little military airport of Cameri (Piemonte Region).
A small-town dream cherished for decades, assuming anyone wish spent money and time in Piemonte to turn a short trackat time closed by fog for several months a yearin the largest airport in Europe thanks to the construction of the largest NATO base for military aircrafts.

And that Prodi government was in hands of a lot of members of parliament and secretaries of State by Piemonte as Cesare Damiano, Livia Turco, Fausto Bertinotti and Paolo Ferrero – all coming by the Confederazione Generale del Lavoro (the former communist Trade Union) – and there was really no wonder that the project went to the Novara, where some millions euros of public money was ‘invested’ to create from nothing an industrial district while – elsewhere – many industrial districts were being dismantled on relevant costs: the same Romano Prodi dismatled the public industry in South Italy, as president of I.R.I., ten years before, and he came in Primaries claiming this success.

A lot of money and work that has to benefit just the Novara province and some nearby, where were in crisis the car and textile industries, the former communist trade unions and an expensive welfare system. Not surprisingly, Luisa Maria Crespi, the mayor of Cameri, said “thanks to the initiative of the Province, from today we will be able to respond to our citizens’,  as confirmed by the mayor Bellinzago, Mariella Bovio,’there are important employment guarantees for an area like ours who lives a severe crisis’.

The first doubts on plane and investments became apparent in 2009, when the average per aircraft costs were sketched  to 62 and then over the 100 million dollars.
As reported by Stato-Oggi, “Defence Secretary Ignazio La Russa, at the Farnborough Air Show, referring to the program , added: “We are very cautious, we are checking.”


Utmost caution, if at the beginning of 2011, the Washington Post announced the need to recapitalize by 20% ($ 10 billion) and experimental design, half of which became necessary to lighten the plane, because flying at full load affects the key performance of the aircraft.
Or when (Jan 08, 2011 – remember this) Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates announced a series of efficiencies decisions designed to save the Department of Defense more than $150 billion over the next five years primarily by reducing overhead costs, improving business practices and culling excess or troubled programs, like the short take-off and vertical landing (STOVL) variant of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter placed on the equivalent of a two-year probation because of significant testing problems.

So the contracts for F35 were gradually withdrawn by partners and Italy – where they were tobe built – missed a big deal: 85 F-35A for the Dutch Koninklijke Luchtmacht,some dozens for Danish Flyvevåbnet and Norwegian Kongelige Norske Luftforsvaret, then the good-bye to 116 F-35A for the Türk Hava Kuvvetleri and 150 F35B for the British Royal Air Force which preferred modify ‘her’ aircraft carriers and buy catapult-launched F-35C .
Meanwhile, the Berlusconi government did not give the consent for sixty F35 – provided over the first tranche of 22 F-35B for the Italian Naval Aviation, already ordered – and cut off an order of  2 billions euros for 25 Eurofighter (Aeritalia / Finmeccanica).

Soon after, for other trends, the spread of Italian bonds dramatically rose, the blame was charged to the government and soon after Mario Monti placed on Italian national budget dozens and dozens billions euros of expenses for 2012 and next years to to commission 131 jets to Novara F-35 industries (Dec 06, 2011 – remember this), while Italian debt exploded, a large part of welfare was cut or delayed and taxes went nearby 50%.

F35 sprechi

Not minus of half million of senior workers were dismissed after 30 or more years of regular work without any annuity or social help, disability rights went to enjoyment only after the insurance had recognized them and not when they were initiated, a lot of ​​graduates at work in the call centers for $ 800 a month, a Nation in recession losing 10-15% of GDP, millions of young  families unemployed, companies in the knee, failed or fled abroad. Suicides, people self burnings for protest, millions in line for food and help by charity centers.
These were the numbers for 2012 in Italy.

Just two months after (Feb 02, 2012) the Defense Secretary – Admiral Di Paola – wisely announced the cut of the F-35, reduced from 131 to 90 jets, and April 6  the government led by Mario Monti decreed the reform of Defence confirmed that the cutting of the F35 Joint Strike Fighter, with a reduction in expenses of 5 billions euro for 2014.
Of course, this economy was not destined to unlock pensions or protect the disabled and restart the occupation, was not destined to poor families, were not reduced taxes and businesses continued to close, military expenses were reduced for 33 mld.
Recession went nastier, but Italy began proudly a program to become the second-third largest industrial power for stealth attack fighter – as it relates to the NATO  – and one of the first five countries in the world for the ability to “first air strike “… while Italian  Constitution ‘rejects war as an instrument of aggression’.

So, Mario Monti continued in 2012 to spend the few public money available for the production of first strike stealth fighters, in USA the test on the jets gone really bad.
Lately, in February 2013, the Pentagon’s chief testing office based at the U.S. military’s Eglin Air Force Base in Florida reported that radars that don’t work, blurry vision from the aircraft’s sophisticated helmet, inability to fly through clouds during the tests done from September to November 2012 .
The National Post cleared that “the testing was extremely basic and “did not cover . . . in essence, everything that makes the F-35A a modern, advanced fighter,” reads the report, obtained by the Washington-based watchdog group Project on Government Oversight. Aircraft operating limitations prohibit flying the aircraft at night or in instrument meteorological conditions. The aircraft is also currently prohibited from flying close formation, aerobatics and stalls. The report also notes that the F-35A, which is the version the Harper government had intended to buy, “does not yet have the capability to train in . . . any actual combat capability, because it is still early in system development.”


Does anyone believe that the Italian government and Italian developers were not fully informed – in real time – during 2012 of a long series of negative tests?

If in October 1, 2013 Defense One announced a “recent report from the Pentagon’s internal watchdog reveals that the next gen fighter jet is plagued with hundreds of issues. The Defense Department’s Inspector General conducted a series of quality assurance assessments that found the Joint Program Office and Defense Contract Management Agency performed “inadequate oversight,” failing to adhere to widely adopted quality management protocols while losing control of contractors that have already sunk an estimated $400 billion taxpayer dollars into what is the most expensive weapons system ever developed by the U.S. government”, why Mario Monti’s government took no account of this in drawing up the law of the National Account law and Spending Review for the 2013 and 2014, easing taxes and allocating resources for senior workers and employment for young people or for help to families?

As known, the last days news announced a jet that caught fire during takeoff and lost pieces from the base of Eglin, Fla. and the Pentagon has grounded all F-35, definitively confirming the many doubts and cautions on the program, and we can imagine the panic in Novara and in Piemonte.

And – speaking of Italy, for the F-35 – there is also another thing to know.

In Spring 2012, Italy planned to buy up to 90 F-35, about 60 of the A model -take off from the ground – and 30 of the B model – vertical takeoff – for the aircraft carrier Cavour because, since the WWII ArmisticeTreaty, is not allowed to haveaircraft carriers with catapult systems. In fact, the C model – catapult takeoff – will made just in USA.

The question is ‘WHY’ was the Mario Monti’s government  spending mountains as blocking valuable resources for 30 vertical take-off F-35B, while this variant, until last year, was not there, prototypes were not working, as Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates placed in probation for two years the troubled project of a short take-off and vertical landing (STOVL) variant of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter because of significant testing problems, Great Britain changes ‘her’ takeoff systems on carriers.
The first successful take off test was conducted only on May 10, 2013 to NAS Patuxent River, Maryland.

So, the Mario Monti’s government has spent billions of Euro, catched with  unsustainable taxes, while cutting the present and the future of so many people for a weak jet (F35A) that currently does not exist and another (F35B) that practically there never was. A case that is more reminiscent of the financial accounts of the Soviet Union than any lobbystic or helpful welfare approach to a financial crisis.

Image2 I do not believe such a misdeed or a ‘cospiration’, as it means in Italy.  Just personal stubbornness and another one collateral damage by a “democratic former communist” trade union and his heavy lobby in leftist parties, not forgetting that colonization-like Italian unification acted by a financially burned Piemonte and Vatican, between 1860-1918.

I just hope that – after a so big flop – just anyone will start to not consider Mario Monti a reliable reference for Italian state of art, leading a long memory of Italian F35 story and of the many mistakes made in the management of a not only financial crisis of the former sixt GDP of the world actually impoverished to ten-twelwest position by stalling and recessive government action in 2012.

Mistakes like to fund for billions an inexistent jet in Piemonte – stronghold of former communist trade unions – while those billions were essential to not block the turn over and cut the welfare state for an entire nation during a hard crisis and leave to industry/commerce those really precious resources needed to avoid the recession that still plagues Italy, brought down the GDP and – consequently – afflicts the Eurozone and the European inner relationships.

And, please, … wish anyone note the failure of the Klein-Monti model when applied in a real system?

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Tre, due, uno … eleggiamoli!

21 Feb

La Stampa - Shopping Elezioni 1

Siamo a tre giorni dalle elezioni ed il rancore popolare o la diffidenza della gente si sta trasformando da astensione a voto di protesta.

Giannino, stella mai nata del panorama parlamentare italiano, è knock out grazie ad un siluro lanciato da un italiano all’estero come Zingales, che di professione fa il professore come quelli che il buon Oscar, vero e colto self made man, ha beffato per anni con una piccola bugia, oggi diventata marachella imperdonabile.
Cose ordinarie in un paese che mette in carcere i ragazzini con lo spinello e prescrive noti ladri pubblici.

Come andranno a finire le elezioni, tra l’altro, lo sappiamo tutti e non ci vuole la Maga Circe o la Sibilla Cumana per fare ‘profezie’.

Il tutto inizierà con Bersani che annuncia ‘abbiamo vinto’. Probabilmente, avrà Rosy Bindi o Franceschini al fianco, forse Vendola o Renzi, il discorso è già scritto in 11 versioni differenti. Sarà colpa del Porcellum che nessuno ha riformato, ma già sappiamo che gli elettori ‘democratici’ sono avvisati che in prima fila troveremo (altro che primarie) i salvatori di province e piccoli comuni, di ospedali e aziende municipalizzate, di sistemi consortili e finto-volontaristici.

Dal PdL arriverà il fido Cicchitto, il Tallyerand della Seconda Repubblica, a spiegare che si ‘hanno vinto’, ma che senza il Berlusconi Partito non si governa neanche per un giorno senza finire in pasto ai ‘comunisti’, temuti – forse, anzi di sicuro – da Angela Merkel e Barak Obama. Intanto, sotto banco, ferveranno trattative e negozi, con colpi di mano e spostamenti di parlamentari, specie al Senato, dove Casini ha già annunciato la necessità della sua vigile ‘presenza’.

I Grillini per un bel tot staranno zitti su quello che conta, che cimentarsi con i regolamenti parlamentari comporta studio notturno, tanto tempo e grande fatica, salvo sbraitare all’inciucio su ogni tentativo di governabilità che dovesse verificarsi.
La Lega starà lì a guardare, pronta ad accettare soluzioni che le permettano definitivamente di liberarsi dall’immagine dei Bossi e dei Borghezio. Fratelli d’Italia è già pronto a far parte di una maggioranza di governa: è nato apposta con la Meloni, novella Le Pen, in testa.

Di Ingroia, poco o nulla si profila all’orizzonte, visto che – con De Magistris, Orlando e Di Pietro – non aveva altro da fare che lanciare il partito meridionalista, conquistando Campania, Sicilia e Puglia: gli errori di percorso si pagano molto cari. Se c’è una Destra che fa la destra, arriviamo a Storace, che potrebbe rivelarsi una piccola sorpresa.

Mario Monti, molto inopportunamente, non resisterà alla tentazione di ricordarci che ‘lui’ è senatore a vita e che senza di ‘lui’ l’Europa ci guarda di sbieco.

Come farà Giorgio Napoliano a conferirgli il mandato esplorativo per formare un governo senza un passo indietro di Bersani, resta un mistero. E altro mistero è come farà Monti a governare l’Italia, da premier politico e non tecnico, senza far imbestialire tutti qui da noi e deprimere tutti nell’Eurozona.

Governi possibili? Uno ed uno solo, lo si scrive da tempo: una Grosse Koalition senza Vendola, SEL ed il non-partito CGIL e senza Berlusconi e gli indagati del Centrodestra. Praticamente, la Democrazia Cristiana rediviva, con il PCI del 1966 alle porte, senza, però, nessuno dei talentuosi politici del Dopoguerra.

Facile a dirsi? Fantasie confermate o sconfessate nei prossimi giorni?
I soliti Italianer?

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Ad una settimana dal voto

18 Feb

Ad una settimana dal voto, il quadro politico italiano non manca di promettere (cattive) sorprese.

La Stampa - Shopping Elezioni 2occhiello tratto da una homepage di La Stampa

A partire da Barak Obama che si consulta sul futuro dell’Italia con l’unico di noi che futuro non ha: l’ottuagenario Giorgio Napolitano, di cui a breve si voterà l’avvicendamento. Misteri del sistema mediatico estero, che tira la volata gli antiberlusconiani? Forse. Intanto il Presidente della Repubblica, bontà sua, precisa “nessuna ingerenza sul voto, comportamento sempre impeccabile.”

Passando ad Oscar Giannino, che potrebbe superare il quorum tra le amiche mura lombarde, e portare, finalmente, un po’ di buon senso e cosmopolitismo tra le asfittiche mura delle nostre Camere, con una messe di parlamentari sufficiente a costruire un fare ed un futuro per l’Italia, quando ‘lorsignori’ ci lasceranno, finalmente, con le nostre macerie da ricostruire.

Od il Movimento Cinque Stelle che, ormai, sembra completamente fuori dal controllo del vate Beppe Grillo e che – molto prevedibilmente e con grande onta per i suoi elettori – si frammenterà e/o confluirà altrove, come tutti gli altri partiti ‘autoconvocati’ della Storia, alla prima bozza di programma di governo. Ipotesi alternativa: trovarsi con un sostanzioso aggregato di estrema sinistra (superiore al 20%) al Parlamento, con una ‘balena’ centrista al 40%. Praticamente, come ai tempi della Guerra Fredda, che, però, è finita da tempo, mentre nè Castro e nè Chavez godono di buona salute.

Del PdL c’è poco da dire, trascinato non si sa dove da un Silvio Berlusconi, che cura troppi interessi suoi per garantire anche quelli nostri. E dell’Alleanza Nazionale dei tempi che furono c’è ancor meno da dire, con Storace solitario a destra, La Russa, Gasparri e Meloni affratellati, mentre Gianfranco Fini è quasi all’estinzione. Quanto alla Lega, vedremo Maroni cosa riuscirà a portare a casa, non tanto per lo scandalo di Bossi, quanto per la concorrenza di Tremonti a Sondrio e di Gelmini a Bergamo.

Dicevamo di Oscar Giannino e del suo piacere nelle metropoli e tra i ceti acculturati post-sessantottini, finamo a parlare di Mario Monti, dei bei tempi che furono con i Beatles e la Humanae Gentium e del modesto contributo che darà ad una Scelta Civica per l’Italia che si presenta come montiana, ma in realtà sarà l’UDC e solo l’UDC, più un tot di volenterosi parrocci e qualche Club, con l’aggiunta di Fini, Baldassarri, Buongiorno e Della Vedova.

Se al Centro piove, andando a Sinistra grandina e nevica. Infatti, il quadro osservabile mostra una propaganda elettorale di sinistra, una proposta politica centro-populista, un effettivo apporto di voti ‘per Bersani’ dall’estrema sinistra, un consistente numero di eletti blindati (alla Camera) che arriveranno dalla fascia appenninica, demitiana e postcomunista. Si aggiunge un’inquietante visibilità per Rosy Bindi ed Ignazio Marino, proprio quando c’è da smontare e rimontare un sistema sanitario assurdo. Il tutto mentre D’Alema non si candida ma esiste, Renzi c’è ma è sparito dai media, Fassina con Monti sarà baruffa quotidiana e la CGIL che incombe sul futuro con il peso di un partito-ombra.

In due parole: stabilità e governabilità a rischio, mentre la Cleptocrazia guadagna mesi ed anni di linfa e vita e gli investimenti stranieri vengono – come da tradizione – gioco forza dirottati altrove.

Da un lato la vecchia Democrazia Cristiana, dall’altro il nuovo PCI, ormai ‘gruppettaro’ ad oltranza, in un Paese dove la Pubblica Amministrazione è ripiombata nel trasformismo e nell’opportunismo, grazie alla lentenzza dei processi, alla derubricazione dei falsi in bilancio e dei conflitti d’interessi, al monopolio politico-sindacale sulla previdenza sociale, allo strapotere della lobby dei ‘baroni’ universitari?

Sembra proprio di si.
Fini, Monti, Meloni, Chicchitto e Tabacci avrebbero potuto fare di meglio, riunendo in un solo ‘polo’ le anime liberali del Paese. Tanto, l’essere in minoranza era comunque assicurato e, comunque, era questo quello che chiedevano ‘i mercati’: essere l’ago della bilancia.

Se Obama cerca conferme da Giorgio Napolitano – ben sapendo che potrà solo nominare il futuro governo e poi pensionarsi – vuol dire che siamo messi male: non è solo il ritorno di Berlusconi, ma anche (e soprattutto?) il mantenimento di un centosinistra di ‘soliti noti con i soliti intenti effimeri e spreconi’ e l’affermarsi delle estreme fazioni come in Grecia, che solleva una densa (e cupa?) nebbia sul Paese del Sole.

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Mario Monti is (not) a communist

23 Gen

Some days ago, The Washington Post published an interview with Pier Luigi Bersani, the candidate of Partito Democratico for the premiership of the next government in Italy.
Important to know that ‘a 29 years old’ Mr. Bersani was elected into the ranks of the Italian Communist Party to the regional parliament of Emilia Romagna, where he was alderman.
In these circumstances, it is easy to notice that the alliance Monti-Fini-Baldassarri-Casini is diametrically opposed to the Bersani-D’Alema-Fassina-Vendola: it always has been.
A little as to put zebras and donkeys in the same enclosure, expecting that they have something in common to do. The former are all members of the Catholic moderate right wing, the latter were all  communists, self converted to a consociational statism.

So, it is really strange that Mario Monti prefers Bersani to attempt to circumvent the ‘hint’ that comes from all the international contests, which is to stand with his natural ally – the center-right wing – and do battle to Berlusconi ‘from the inside’ with the powers of a prime minister and a solid majority.
In two words, to live up to the political role which was called and which is applying.

In fact, Mario Monti – contrary to any common sense, prey of animosity against Berlusconi which forced him to resign – remains in trouble remainding us that “the italian Democratic Party has a proud history, from which it has been gradually freeing  as example, in the beginningdid it did not support the construction of Europe. “

A ‘glorious history’ that we Italian know very well, such as the mediatic support to the Soviet tanks in Hungary, as elsewhere the hidden financing of the Communist Party by a foreign state or the ‘alleged dealings with the Mafia’, that are persistent by 30 years.
And also – as someone who remembers the ‘glorious’ Italian 60-70 Years- the subdivision of the RAI (public TV), split among the parties, and the politicization of the judiciary, universities and schools. The hegemony of Coop in distribution of foods, the complex relations with the General Confederation of Workers ( CGIL), the party structure with tens of thousands of workers, as if it was a company or a parallel structure.

Last but not least, with regard to internal democracy, the PCI-PD remains a party from whose Secretary (or a limited Congress) gives the names to be voted out and it is already clearly visible who will be the ‘official’ candidate. With Primary or with a Central Committee, through the ‘democratic centralism’, it always has been: rare to see candidates who are firmly rooted in the entourage of party, even more rare to see them, emerging and collecting consensus.

Mario Monti is one of these. Why does he forget?
What stability in a market system and what desire to deregulate Italy can have a government that will hold at least one third of votes by (former) communists?

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Pagherete caro, pagherete tutto

21 Mar

Mentre le disposizioni riguardanti le manovre capaci di riaccendere lo sviluppo economico languono, ovvero la Fase Due non arriva, arrivano le pallottole. A Torino, un “terrorista” ha sparato otto colpi, mettendone 4 a segno, contro il consigliere comunale dell’UDC Alberto Musy, professore universitario, liberale, avvocato d’affari.

Un fatto imprevedibile? Affatto. Viste le politiche del welfare portate avanti da Elsa Fornero e sentite le “battutelle” di Mario Monti, poteva prevederlo chiunque abbia più di 50 anni, ovvero ha vissuto gli “Anni di piombo”, specie se conosce la disperazione e l’abbandono delle periferie italiane odierne.

Inoltre, visto che si parla di politica e di terrorismo, potrebbero o dovrebbero ricordarselo anche gran parte dei nostri parlamentari e, soprattutto, i nostri “professori”, sennò che professori sono …

Una escalation attesa, quella dell’agguato al consigliere Musy, ed ampiamente percepibile dal “Palazzo”, se proprio sotto il Parlamento l’altro ieri c’erano manifestanti con la scritta “Fornero devi morire” …

Insomma, per ora ci rimette le penne il povero Musy, che non è al Governo e neanche in Parlamento, e questo, dopo le violenze in cui sfociano puntualmente i cortei a Roma,  dovrebbe dare un’idea del caos in cui può piombare il Paese.

E’ incredibile ed intollerabile che vada a finire così, dopo che gli italiani, molto responsabilmente, hanno sopportato per quasi 20 anni sia gli “effimeri governi Prodi” sia gli “scandalosi governi Berlusconi”. Ma, d’altra parte, se “per salvare l’Italia” ci tocca d subire un “iniquo governo Monti”, come meravigliarsi se ritornerà il giorno dei giovani allo sbaraglio, dei falsi profeti e dei cattivi maestri in sella e del sangue per le strade?

Come anche come stupirsi della prevedibile escalation di violenze “a sinistra”, se il Partito Democratico è composto per la maggior parte da centristi e se Vendola e SEL tacciono più per incapacità propositiva che per piaggieria verso il “partito a vocazione maggioritaria”, mentre sulle pensioni decide il governo a porte chiuse, sul lavoro l’opposizione della CGIL è “mero dissenso”, la colpa del disastro è di “tassisti e farmacisti”, di patrimoniale e legge elettorale non se ne parla, di aiuti per la povertà che si espande a macchia d’olio neanche una prece.

Stiamo parlando di oltre il 30% dell’elettorato che sappiamo bene come la pensa e che, nei fatti, non ha voce in Parlamento: andare avanti così è un suicidio politico …

… che pagheremo caro e che pagheremo tutto, stavolta come allora.

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An Italian white golpe is coming?

21 Mar

The General Accounting Office of Italian Republic has formalized that five rules of the Decree on “Liberalizations” do not have financial backing, although having received the approval of the Budget Committee and passed in the Senate.
“Unconstitutional” rules because there is no certainty of resources, but the Monti’s Government has decided to put confidence vote in Parliament, sure that the majority of politicians will do everything to keep seats and sinecures.

No mention about Gianfranco Fini, President of the Chamber of Deputies, that expressed “regret at the insensitivity shown by the Government” that did not provide “further evaluation elements” on an issue that “objectively has its merits”.

A government unresponsive to the demands of the Chamber of Deputies: an example of democracy and respect for rules, is not it?

Unfortunately, the worst happens.

The President of the Republic, Giorgio Napolitano, said, intervening indirectly in the dispute on Welfare, that “today more than ever we need a ‘inclusive’ and fair labor law, concerned to protect the rights of the weakest part of the contract and the reaffirmation of its rigorous duties to safeguard with economic growth and social cohesion “.

“Protecting the rights of the weaker contractual” and “social cohesion” means that the negotiations should not be resolved with “instant decrees” approved by a crowded majority. It seems clear the presidential reference on the “fateful March 23” as announced by Fornero almost like a Delphic horoscope.
As it is evident that Giorgio Napolitano meant to recall the three union confederations to the spirit of unity shown by the constitution, when asked, in the same message, “to strengthen the necessary capacities unitary representation of the working world.”

Given all this, a laconic Mario Monti can not say anything but “will be held Thursday, March 22, at 16, the final meeting between the government and social partners at Palazzo Chigi with the texts and will spread the word.”

An Executive, therefore, not impartial, or technical, but just super, as the “regret” of the President of the Chamber, the “message” of the President of the Republic and the “dissent” of Major Italian trade union (the CGIL) widely demonstrate.

If we were a Latin American with technocrats chosen by world finance as rulers and with parties reduced to an invertebrate Grand Coalition, do you call this a “white golpe”, expecially if  reforms on dismissed and unemployed goes in parliament without a deep and wide debat?

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Eurozone Crisis: a worring ‘non sense’

29 Nov

Today, just today, Mario Monti has completed the staff of the government, 18 ministers, 3 deputy ministers for the economy and 25 junior ministers. It took 21 days after the fall of Berlusconi and we do not know anything yet about the program.

This is a ‘non sense’ for a caretaker government, created due to the urgency of the situation in Italy, in Europe, in the World.

A ‘non sense’ that poses serious questions about the accuracy and the truthfulness of the hypothesis, hitherto, on causes and solutions for the Eurozone crisis.

As well, this “nonsense” reinforces the disturbing hypothesis, which come from opposite sides, that ‘the banks’ – that are the place where the power of aristocratic and business lobbies is focused –  are trying to fix it going in their own way, rather than in our own way and ‘we’ are ‘the Europeans’.

In confirmation of this, we can note, as example, that the Italian and French media, with the good company of German news, are publishing everything and its opposite, without recanting and without a question.
It is no good.

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