Russia’s actions in the European region has got several nations rattled that US and NATO are taking over territories to amass forces. In fact, Italy has now turned into a war zone full of military assets while Germany coordinates with NATO for a new mission in the Mediterranean. Will Europe be able to win against Russia in the brewing world war?
Italy Now a War Ground?
There has been contention as to whether Russia is really a threat but the United States and NATO seem to think so. In fact, attention is now on Italy as the country no longer appears as a sovereign state rather a military base for NATO and US. The two parties have reportedly set up military bases across the nation that serves as testing grounds for their assets.
“We fell victim to the self-restrictions contrary to our own interests. Europe is tormenting itself,” Fulvio Grimaldi, Italian journalist, war correspondent and documentarian, told Sputnik.
“It is in the interests of the US that Italy has imposed sanctions on Russia which have harmed Moscow less than Italian farmers and the country’s industry, which have subsequently found themselves in grave economic conditions,” he added.
He also added that it appears that Italy has been militarized forcefully with around 90 US bases and more than several NATO bases on the territory. The journalist also claimed that such bases are a serious burden for the nation including to its economy, maintenance of medical facilities, construction, schools and land improvement.
Germany Joins NATO
Italy is not the only European country caught in the tensions between Russia and the West. It appears that Germany that has come on board with NATO as it just approved coordination for a mission in the Mediterranean. Specifically, Germany will send 650 servicemen for the new NATO-led Sea Guardian mission in the Mediterranean Sea.
“The Sea Guardian operation will substitute Active Endeavour operation. The mandate is expected to become valid no later than December 31, 2017… The mandate will cover the entire Mediterranean sea,” Sputnik quoted German government spokesman Steffen Seibert in another report.