From one “humanitarian” war to another, the trail of destruction shows no signs of stopping. Not even on Christmas, not even for the holidays. Thus we see Italian Prime Minister Gentiloni, an ex-pacifist, together with the other ex-pacifist, Minister of Defense Pinotti, standing on the deck of a warship and announcing yet another military intervention masquerading as humanitarian relief. Where will it be this time?
Since we have already defeated the ISIS jihadists in Mosul, we will now move our troops to sub-Saharan Africa, to stop “the migrant flows and terrorism.” In Mosul, Italian sharpshooters were openly tasked with protecting the Mosul dam and the investments made there by the Italian companies of the Trevi Group (famous for its recent woes on the stock market). Meanwhile, after the battle of Mosul, jihadist extremism, whose origin lies in the destruction of the Iraqi state by the effects of three wars caused by the West (which themselves caused a type of terror that everyone prefers to keep silent about), leaves behind a ruined Iraq, with an internal conflict that has not been extinguished.
The frontier of the southern Sahara is more than 5,000 kilometers long, absolutely impossible to control, and all the more permeable for desperate peoples’ attempts to escape, from Africa in general and the Sahel in particular. They are running from an Africa where 35 wars are currently ongoing, and where our model of plunder is being used to steal the local resources and ply the corrupt local leaders (from Nigeria to Niger, from Mali to Chad to Burkina Faso, etc.).