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"Rome, along with Putin ..."

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On the day of the arrival of the President of the United States throughout the Italian capital posters were posted “Rome with Putin. Obama is an uninvited guest. ” Their authors are movements that oppose Italy’s military and political dependence on America.


Traditionally, visits by all American presidents to Italy are characterized by two main factors: excessive security measures that paralyze Rome’s life for several days, and protests over Italy’s membership in NATO, and the presence of US military bases on its territory.

So it was this time. And, despite the fact that the media tried to present the two-day (26-28 of March) visit of the current US President as a triumph of friendship between the two countries, we could not get around the critical moments.

“Obama is a symbol of the worst American imperialism, imbued with external complacency and philanthropy, but which in fact responds to its opponents with wars, as happened with Libya, or supporting terrorism in Syria. Now it’s Ukraine’s turn and Europe’s separation from its natural partner, Russia, and this is something we cannot agree with, ”the opposition communiqué says.

The theme of Ukraine and Syria was one way or another present during the meetings between Obama and Pope Francis, Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and President of the Italian Republic Giorgio Napolitano.
The relationship between the White House and the Vatican can hardly be called cloudless. They are distinguished by a diametrically opposite approach to many moral and ethical topics.


In addition, the aggressive US policy in Iraq and Syria, the support of the Muslim Brotherhood Party in Egypt, had dramatic consequences for the Christian population in these countries.

Because of this, many experts predicted that the meeting of the American President with the head of the Roman Catholic Church would not be easy, but Pope Francis preferred not to go into open conflict, focusing on social problems and expressing concern at the ever-widening gap between the rich and the poor as a result of globalization. .

The meeting with Giorgio Napolitano undoubtedly brought a surprise to Barack Obama when the Italian president declared during a friendly conversation that “we cannot refuse the prospect of cooperation with Russia in overcoming numerous global challenges, such as fighting the threat of universal security, international terrorism and for the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons».

Recently, in Italy, the voices of those politicians and business representatives who oppose economic sanctions against Russia have finally been heard, warning that they can seriously hit the Italian economy, which is in a far from brilliant state. Exports to Russia today account for 2,57% of Italy’s GDP, but even more than the ability to export and import goods, Italian entrepreneurs are interested in investing in Russian business.

The serious problems that the Italian economy is experiencing now have led some intellectuals to once again doubt whether Italy should continue to unquestioningly follow the American military doctrine?

It did not go unnoticed that Obama expressed his concern over the decision of the Italian parliament to reduce the cost of armaments and, in particular, to refuse to buy American F-35 fighter jets. Matteo Renzi was compelled to assure the US President that Italy would fulfill her duties as a NATO member, and this gave rise to the popular journalist Marco Travallo to ask a rhetorical question: “Is Italy still an independent state or is it already a branch of America?”

The US military presence on the Apennine Peninsula opened another painful topic. No MUOS activists rallied to dismantle The Mobile User Objective System, consisting of four satellites and four ground stations, one of which was installed nearby. from the town of Nishemi in Sicily. This system does serious harm to human health and the environment, but Pentagon officials said it would remain in place.

The activists of the “No MUOS” movement were among those who organized pickets near the American embassy in Rome, calling Barack Obama “the Nobel Prize winner of the war”. Nearby, activists of the Stop TTIP movement, against the adoption of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership agreement on transatlantic trade and investment partnership, which is being discussed by representatives of the EU and the United States behind closed doors in the strictest secrecy, protested.

Barack Obama welcomes the creation of a single trading space on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean, but in reality this treaty, if adopted, will be a further attack on civil society in order to compensate financial institutions for losses from stock exchange speculation.
Among its objectives are the privatization of public services that manage water resources, energy and the social sector of the economy, a further attack on the rights of workers, the abolition of control over the movement of capital, the promotion of banking speculation and, most importantly, the de facto abolition of state autonomy in the economy and social sphere in favor of large corporations.

It is not difficult to understand that the treaty is diligently promoted into life by certain powerful lobbies with complete silence of politicians and official mass media, who represent those who protest against the neoliberalism policy, only as a handful of discontented people who only create inconvenience.

That is why recently the Internet has become a real “Samizdat”. The leader of the apolitical 5 Star Movement, Beppe Grillo, writes in her blog: “Parliament promotes its lies, and newspapers, communication media and television - its own. Obama has come to offer us his contraband, and we are all silent ... I want you to rebel! ”
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  1. JoylyRoger
    JoylyRoger April 2 2014 10: 00
    +31
    Finally, the Russian spring came to them too, albeit for the time being in the form of insight.
    1. Coffee_time
      Coffee_time April 2 2014 10: 21
      +8
      The evil eye tumor finally begins to disappear among some, they begin to recognize that the United States is an evil that holds everyone for slaves
    2. Andrey Yuryevich
      Andrey Yuryevich April 2 2014 12: 52
      +4
      Quote: JoylyRoger
      Finally, the Russian spring came to them too, albeit for the time being in the form of insight.

      Italians remember fascism, in contrast to some, and they try not to remember about the "Duce", but in general ... shouldn't you hold a referendum in Italy on joining Russia? and you will have "dolce vita" !!! laughing and we have another "aircraft carrier" somewhere in Sardinia or Corsica ... we are polite, you will like us ... huh? Corsicans? laughing ?
      1. Andrey Yuryevich
        Andrey Yuryevich April 2 2014 13: 15
        +3
        and what? the French will move ... laughingmaybe the island also wants to Russia? laughing
    3. Cherdak
      Cherdak April 2 2014 14: 41
      +3
      I like this Italian advertisement more I'm with Putin to your liking. More symbolic
      1. Alex 241
        Alex 241 April 2 2014 15: 53
        +2
        The bust of the invincible Admiral Ushakov was installed on the square of Russian sailors in Italy
    4. aleks700
      aleks700 April 2 2014 15: 05
      0
      Yes, to whom did she come? To nothing insignificant and not known. Incognita. Enemies are and will be.
    5. does it
      does it April 2 2014 19: 10
      0
      Quote: JoylyRoger
      Finally, the Russian spring came to them too, albeit for the time being in the form of insight.

      They always had her in the people under different names.
  2. Oleg Prophetic
    Oleg Prophetic April 2 2014 10: 01
    +5
    Yes, it seems that people are beginning to realize that you can’t be friends with Pind_sama, they’ll throw
    1. Curculum
      Curculum April 2 2014 14: 27
      +4
      Quote: Oleg the Prophetic
      Yes, it seems that people are beginning to realize that you can’t be friends with Pind_sama, they’ll throw

      More than:
      "Japanese Bridgestone has begun construction of the first plant in the Russian Federation worth 12,5 billion rubles." - http://itar-tass.com/ekonomika/1090251
      "Foreign Ministry: entrepreneurs in Greece protest against sanctions against the Russian Federation" - http://m.ria.ru/world/20140402/1002156622.html
      "KAMAZ and Swiss Liebherr-International signed a contract for the development of engines" - http://pda.1prime.ru/0/%7BCE41FE78-BA24-11E3-AF32-CFEFE9468B00%7D.uif
      Etc. etc. - sanctions in action! bully
  3. mamont5
    mamont5 April 2 2014 10: 02
    +7
    Europe wakes up and surprises Amer.
  4. Roman_Romanich
    Roman_Romanich April 2 2014 10: 04
    +11
    The whole sane world is already with Putin ...
    1. Lissyara
      Lissyara April 2 2014 10: 12
      +29
      Simple and without words. Putin in Rome.
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    3. Andrey Yuryevich
      Andrey Yuryevich April 2 2014 14: 00
      +5
      Quote: Romann_Romanich
      The whole sane world is already with Putin ...

      what Putin has is called: carte blanche, now the main thing is how he realizes it, the people are euphoric, but it will not last long, we need distinct changes in domestic politics, living conditions of ordinary people on the verge of a foul, communal apartment and so on beyond the limits of what is possible , and the salary grows only among state employees, but simple people do it! little time ... solutions are needed today ...
  5. Quantum
    Quantum April 2 2014 10: 07
    +10
    We need a good crisis in Europe! Italy, Spain and other countries should
    prove the EU independence of its policy from the United States, otherwise the economy of these
    countries will not withstand the further arms race imposed by the United States.
    1. dmitriygorshkov
      dmitriygorshkov April 2 2014 11: 28
      +2
      Quote: Quantum
      otherwise the economies of these
      countries will not withstand the further arms race imposed by the United States.

      No longer withstand! You saw in the article about the F-35 ?!
      And most importantly, against WHOM is this arms race?
    2. Lissyara
      Lissyara April 2 2014 11: 37
      +16
      Europeans are well aware that without Russia they are nowhere. Guarantor of security on the continent.
      And you see, the EU flag could look like this ...
      1. does it
        does it April 2 2014 19: 11
        0
        Quote: LiSSyara
        Europeans are well aware that without Russia they are nowhere. Guarantor of security on the continent.
        And you see, the EU flag could look like this ...

        They won’t give.
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  6. Stiletto
    Stiletto April 2 2014 10: 09
    +7
    In Europe, too, fools do not sit everywhere, and they understand that not only a bear suffers from biting mongrel on a bear, but also mongrel, and only the organizer of this swara does not suffer.
  7. Keeper
    Keeper April 2 2014 10: 12
    +8
    Apparently good glue, since the picture could not tear out the whole text!
    In general, it's time to broadcast all Russian channels to the whole world!
    Stop feeling sorry for the European nerves)))
    1. Veter
      Veter April 2 2014 11: 03
      +3
      Quote: Keeper
      In general, it's time to broadcast all Russian channels to the whole world!

      One HOUSE-2 will pass for weapons of mass destruction yes
      1. dmitriygorshkov
        dmitriygorshkov April 2 2014 11: 30
        +2
        Quote: Veter
        One HOUSE-2 will pass for weapons of mass destruction

        Here it is just not necessary! Why show that we have enough woodpeckers?
        1. Ased
          Ased April 2 2014 14: 02
          +2
          Quote: dmitriygorshkov
          Here it is just not necessary! Why show that we have enough woodpeckers?


          Here! It has long been necessary to introduce censorship! At least idiocy!
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  8. JonnyT
    JonnyT April 2 2014 10: 12
    +5
    America is loved only on TV or the Internet. In real life, no one likes arrogant, arrogant, lied p__ndos!
    1. aleks700
      aleks700 April 2 2014 15: 07
      0
      But they are afraid. It's enough.
  9. mabuta
    mabuta April 2 2014 10: 14
    +21
    Ukrainian events woke up not only Italy. Greece, Spain, Bulgaria, etc. they don’t understand why the EU should pay for the chaos created by the United States. So America continues its policy of destabilization in Europe and Asia. And all for saving the dollar. Although this will not save him.
  10. mountain
    mountain April 2 2014 10: 15
    +3
    The whole world is waking up, and the UN and NATO are sleeping. What should we do, how should we wake up after a dormouse?
    1. kaa_andrey
      kaa_andrey April 2 2014 11: 07
      +1
      No need to wake up for Sonya! Demand can do this. We must quietly quietly go about our business ... and not fuss.
      1. Konstantm
        Konstantm April 2 2014 13: 07
        +1
        Quote: kaa_andrey
        No need to wake up for Sonya! Demand can do this

        It’s necessary to quietly crush ...
  11. gandalf
    gandalf April 2 2014 10: 16
    +4
    GCD walks around Europe!

    http://rusnod.ru/
  12. pts-m
    pts-m April 2 2014 10: 16
    +4
    the Italian people have always been different from other Eurogyans.! therefore they have many inventors of technology than the rest of the Eurogy cannot compete with them
  13. johnsnz
    johnsnz April 2 2014 10: 18
    +9
    "and this gave rise to the popular journalist Marco Travaglio to ask a rhetorical question:" Is Italy still an independent state or is it already a branch of America? " ". Ah yes bravo, ah yes moloriki !!! Putin-Lavrov-Churkin taught how to click on the nose laughing
    1. dmitriygorshkov
      dmitriygorshkov April 2 2014 11: 39
      +2
      Quote: johnsnz
      Putin-Lavrov-Churkin taught how to click on the nose

      Of course, I share your joy, but they (journalists and the opposition of Italy) also asked this question 10 years ago. And what?
      And I learned something else from this! In the morning we discussed the acceptance of Ukraine into NATO, saying that they will not need anything other than consent! Dudki! Here is the answer! Do you want to support the American GDP! Urkaina has a lot of extra babos? Then let us first have debts will return!
  14. Coffee_time
    Coffee_time April 2 2014 10: 23
    +24
    Summer will be hot
  15. Klim2011
    Klim2011 April 2 2014 10: 35
    +3
    With the continued elite of Italy's existing policies to finance NATO and the US, they risk losing the country in the near future.
    In Veneto, a referendum on separation has been called. The reasons are purely economic.
  16. moremansf
    moremansf April 2 2014 10: 35
    +1
    A trifle, but nice !!!!! Especially Obama !!!
  17. morpogr
    morpogr April 2 2014 10: 48
    0
    Europe wakes up, the European spring is coming, because there are too many American bases in Europe, and the ambition and directions of the Americans have already been taken.
  18. Giant thought
    Giant thought April 2 2014 10: 51
    +2
    The harsh truth of life makes sensible European politicians and industrialists distance themselves from Obama's idiotic ideas. It is likely that in the near future all over Europe will begin to meet Obama in volleys of rotten eggs. The path that Obama urges Europeans to follow is the road to nowhere, or the path of a herd of sheep to a meat factory.
    1. Al_lexx
      Al_lexx April 2 2014 14: 23
      0
      Quote: Giant thought
      The harsh truth of life makes sensible European politicians and industrialists distance themselves from Obama's idiotic ideas. It is likely that in the near future all over Europe will begin to meet Obama in volleys of rotten eggs. The path that Obama urges Europeans to follow is the road to nowhere, or the path of a herd of sheep to a meat factory.

      Obama is only a person, and even that is not the most influential, unlike the same Bush. Instead of Obama, you need to write usa.
      And yes, anti-American sentiment in Europe is stronger than ever.
  19. Uncle lee
    Uncle lee April 2 2014 10: 54
    +5
    Still, Obama’s motorcade would be thrown by rotten eggs and then the visit would be a success!
  20. Monster_Fat
    Monster_Fat April 2 2014 11: 07
    +1
    Do not flatter yourself. No "Europe is waking up". Voices and actions in favor of Russia and against the hegemon of the United States are just isolated cases coming from a handful of the most patriotic part of society in Europe. Most Europeans are absolutely inert and with mother's milk have absorbed the fact that the United States is the richest world democratic power, the beacon of democracy and tolerance, and Russia is a vile, unpredictable, uncultured, non-democratic country-hell for the common man. Believe it or not, many Europeans dream of leaving for permanent residence in the United States, in exactly the same way as our young people dream about it.
  21. Dazdranagon
    Dazdranagon April 2 2014 11: 11
    0
    Obama expressed his concern about the decision of the Italian parliament to reduce weapons costs and, in particular, to abandon the purchase of American F-35 fighter jets
    - refuse - here and the goat understands that suddenly the Italian government will become undemocratic ... laughing
  22. Lelek
    Lelek April 2 2014 11: 14
    +2
    No, no, yes, sanity and practicality appear in rotten Europe. Let's hope that they grow. fool
  23. SILAnov
    SILAnov April 2 2014 11: 19
    +1
    There are smart people in Europe, it's a pity because of the fools you can not hear and can not see.
  24. polite people
    polite people April 2 2014 11: 21
    0
    People always and everywhere know that the USA is evil.
    And in Hollywood, some Russians work.
    Therefore, at least something similar to us is understood.
    And the rest is completely sucks.
  25. Odessa-mama
    Odessa-mama April 2 2014 11: 31
    +7
    Rome and I have a common thousand-year history))) Here's what they offer to teach our children (
    http://topwar.ru/uploads/images/2014/318/mlrv649.jpg
    Some of our scribblers have a Napoleon complex wassat
    1. AVIATOR36662
      AVIATOR36662 April 2 2014 13: 50
      +5
      And this insanity (textbooks) is paid for by the miners and metallurgists of the East of Ukraine. In the sense of the new marasmus history of Ukraine. And Italy has very close roots with ancient Russia, when Rome was still "in conception." About the Italian mafia, we will not say anything at all. So that the world cinema I did it without it? It's just an inexhaustible topic. And all our ancestors. And here the breadth is felt.
  26. vdovinab
    vdovinab April 2 2014 11: 34
    +1
    Quote: dmitriygorshkov
    Quote: Veter
    One HOUSE-2 will pass for weapons of mass destruction

    Here it is just not necessary! Why show that we have enough woodpeckers?

    But woodpeckers behind the fence and in a separate house. wassat
  27. yur
    yur April 2 2014 11: 38
    +2
    People in France have already expressed their attitude to pro-American politicians, having failed the Holland party in local elections. In May, elections to the European Parliament. Surprises are expected. And then we'll see - with whom and how to talk in Europe.
  28. Cossacks
    Cossacks April 2 2014 12: 15
    -1
    it was the only poster or so conceived
    1. Curculum
      Curculum April 2 2014 14: 33
      -1
      Quote: Cossacks
      it was the only poster or so conceived

      Above, I have indicated some "isolated" cases.
  29. w2000
    w2000 April 2 2014 15: 03
    +2
    In my opinion, Russia has never, neither in the Cold War era, nor now, considered European countries as having an independent foreign policy. All NATO countries are silent executors of the will of the imperialist USA.
    1. voliador
      voliador April 3 2014 00: 12
      0
      Especially English women.
  30. fedul
    fedul April 2 2014 22: 58
    0
    "Kuz'kina's mother" quietly opened the door ...