Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Has Italy got it right?

Troops deployed in Italian cities against crime and illegal immigration

Soldiers were deployed throughout Italy on Monday to control embassies, subway and railroad stations and centers for illegal immigrants as part of broader government measures to fight crime.
By the time it is fully in effect next week, the effort will place about 3,000 soldiers alongside regular police and military police officers, a visible signal to citizens that the government "has responded to their demands for greater security," Defense Minister Ignazio La Russa said in an interview on the Italian Sky News channel.
The conservative government of Silvio Berlusconi won elections in April promising to crack down on petty crime and illegal immigration, which polls have indicated are primary concerns here.
"Security is something concrete," La Russa said Monday. And the troops will be a concrete "deterrent to criminals," though they cannot make arrests.
Critics have condemned the deployment as a superfluous measure that could prove counterproductive.

"Putting troops on the street sends a dramatic message that the situation is more serious than it is in reality," the leader of the opposition party Democratic Left, Marco Minniti, said in a telephone interview.
Instead of instilling a sense of security, he asserted, militarizing Italian cities "will do quite the opposite."
On Monday, soldiers began patrolling dozens of cities. In Milan, troops were stationed around the Gothic cathedral, and in Naples they kept an eye on the American Consulate.
Television news stations showed military officials searching immigrants' suitcases at subway stations.
In the capital, troops will be stationed around embassies, consulates and centers for illegal immigrants in outlying neighborhoods.
They will not be securing the city's historic monuments. Local officials said they felt that a military presence could scare off tourists.
"They will only be in areas where they have no impact on normal citizens," said Rome's mayor, Gianni Alemmano.
Other critics of the measure, part of a larger anti-crime package pushed through Parliament last month, argued that Italy's military was better suited to dealing with emergencies in Lebanon, Afghanistan and Iraq than with domestic urban crises.

"You need to be specially trained to carry out some kinds of controls," said Nicola Tanzi, the secretary of a trade union that represents the police. "Soldiers just aren't qualified."
He also questioned whether the cost of the operation, put at €60 million, or $93 million, might not have been better spent increasing the budgets for the police and military police.
"Structures and qualified people already exist, and they do an excellent job with dwindling means at their disposal," Tanzi said. "This is not the right way to create security."
The armed forces have been used in domestic security missions in the past, in particular in fighting Mafia violence. In 1992, after the anti-Mafia magistrates Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino were killed in Mafia bombings, the government sent 20,000 troops to Sicily where they remained until 1998.
Troops also have been sent to fight organized crime in Campania and Calabria, and they were deployed to protect airports, electricity power stations and potential terrorist targets after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States.

http://www.iht.com/articles/2008/08/04/europe/italy.php

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

No, they are playing right into the hands of the NWO
Why should any country have to deploy troops against foreigners? Just send the foreigners home!

Don’t people realise that immigration is being used to remove our freedom, culture and rights.

Wake up!

Kevin Hughes said...

Preparing the way for Martial law.This will spread throughout Europe.

Anonymous said...

"Preparing the way for Martial law.This will spread throughout Europe.

05 August 2008 12:13"

Speaking of Europe:

EU CONTROL OVER THE UK’S ASSETS

The European Union is proposing to take control over Britain ’s sovereign wealth fund.
A sovereign wealth fund (SWF) is a state-owned investment fund composed of financial assets. Sovereign wealth funds are held by central banks, who accumulate the funds in the course of their fiscal management of a nation's banking system; this fund is of major economic and fiscal importance.
The assets contained in sovereign wealth funds across the EU are worth trillions of dollars. The European Union intends to use their control to enhance the international role of the Euro; increasing its strength in an attempt to make it a reserve currency.

Commission Communication: A common European approach to Sovereign Wealth Funds COM(08) 115

MORE EU CONTROL OVER THE MILITARY

The EU, driven by the French, wants to have its own military planning capability and autonomous action backed up by credible military forces.
The European Union is proposing to increase its powers so that it can plan and execute military operations separate to the planning of the nation-states and of NATO. This proposal will enhance the role of; The Political and Security Committee, The European Union Military Committee and The European Union Military Staff. This is part of the developing Common Foreign and Security Policy. The European Union will further enhance its European Security and Defence Policy by training Britain ’s military top-brass at its European Security and Defence College . The aim is to create a pro-EU policy network amongst the senior personnel of the armed forces.

Council Decision amending Council Decision 2001/80/CFSP of 22 January 2001 on the establishment of the Military Staff of the European Union
Joint Action amending the Joint Action 2005/575/CFSP establishing a European Security and Defence College

MORE EU CONTROL OVER BRITAIN’S BORDERS

The European Union is proposing to develop a surveillance force to monitor borders.
This will allow the European Union to take more power over Britain ’s borders. It shall also enable the European Commission to take control over the UK ’s existing national surveillance systems, including the coast guard.

Commission Communication examining the creation of a European Border Surveillance System (EUROSUR) COM(08) 68

EU CONTROL OVER EMERGENCY LAW ENFORCEMENT UNITS

The European Union is proposing to take control over the use of cross-border special intervention units.
Special intervention units are law enforcement divisions used to control criminal crisis situations. The proposals will allow a member-state to call in these ‘special intervention units’ to restore order.

Draft Council Decision on the improvement of cooperation between the special intervention units of the Member States in crisis situations

EU CONTROL OVER CIVIL PROTECTION OPERATIONS

The European Union is proposing to take more power over emergency action in the event of a disaster.
These plans will lead to the creation of a European civil protection force that can conduct civil protection operations.

Commission Communication: Reinforcing the Union ’s Disaster Response Capacity COM(08) 130

EU FOREIGN CRIMINAL FRIENDLY POLICIES

The European Union is pushing for an increase in non-custodial supervision orders for suspected criminals.
To avoid keeping suspected foreign criminals in detention pending their trial, the EU wants them to be able to move freely, whilst under supervision, between their country of origin and the state in which the offence was committed, rather than being held on remand.

This proposed legislation comes on top of EU Directive 2004/38/EC which prevents the deportation of foreign EU criminals from British soil back to their country of origin; thus allowing the free movement of criminals within the European Union.

Draft Council Framework Decision on the European supervision order in pre-trial procedures between the Member States of the European Union COM(06) 468

Revised Draft Council Framework Decision on the European supervision order in pre-trial procedures between the Member States of the European Union



EU TO EXPAND ITS PROPAGANDA ACTIVITIES

The European Union is to expand its communication activities.
This is a follow up to the previous propaganda initiative called Plan-D for democracy, dialogue and debate. It will involve trying to sell the idea of European integration by more effectively communicating the EU’s message via the mass media. Another arm of the strategy will be to bypass existing methods of gaining democratic legitimacy by engaging with select groups, known as Civil Society Organisations, and buying them off individually.
They will also expand the number of Europe Direct Information Centres from 478 to 500 by 2013.
The three themes of the EU’s latest propaganda initiative will revolve around;

· Institutional Settlement

· Intercultural dialogue
and

· Energy and Climate Change

Commission Communication: Communication Europe in Partnership COM(07) 568

Commission Working Document: Proposal for an Inter-Institutional Agreement on Communicating Europe in Partnership COM(07) 569



EU USING CLIMATE CHANGE TO EXPAND ITS FOREIGN POLICY AND SECURITY POWERS

Using the perceived threat of global warming, the EU is proposing to take powers key to the sovereignty of the nation-state.
This power grab argues for more EU control in the following areas:

· More EU control over foreign policy planning and over foreign policy itself

· More EU control over immigration

This proposal to enlarge its powers in those areas is being advocated despite the fact that the Lisbon Treaty was rejected in the Irish referendum.

Paper from the High Representative and the European Commission to the European Council: Climate Change and International Security S113/08



MORE EU GREEN STEALTH TAXES

The EU wants to impose a stealth tax on the carbon dioxide emissions of cars and light commercial vehicles.
The proposals from the European Commission will use financial penalties against those who produce vehicles that do not conform to the EU’s mandatory targets. The resulting financial penalties will then be channelled to the budget of the European Commission thus opening up a new source of revenue for the European Union.

This will also add more costs onto the car and goods vehicle industries.

Draft Regulation setting emissions performance standards for new passenger cars as part of the Community’s integrated approach to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from light-duty vehicles COM(07) 856



MORE EU CONTROL OVER ENERGY POLICY

The EU is attempting to expand its power over Britain ’s energy policy.
The European Commission is the source of the apparent Government policy to increase the amount of renewables in the energy mix. The EU is ultimately responsible for the costly wind power policy; forcing the British Government to go ahead with this policy despite the fact that wind energy cannot reduce the UK ’s reliance on conventional forms of power generation.

The EU is trying to expand its mandatory targets for renewable energy and force the UK to increase its use of biofuels. This makes the debate in Britain irrelevant as decisions on these issues are decided elsewhere.

Furthermore, the European Union is also seeking to control Britain ’s policy relating to the capture and storage of Carbon Dioxide.

Draft Directive on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources COM(08) 10 Draft Decision on the effort of Member States to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions to meet the Community’s greenhouse gas emission reduction commitments up to 2020 COM(08) 17 Draft Directive on the geological storage of carbon dioxide COM(08) 18

EU CONTROL OVER BEAUTY PRODUCTS

The European Union wants to control cosmetics.
The EU’s interference in the daily lives of the people it governs knows no bounds. They are even trying to standardise cosmetics across the EU.

Draft Regulation on cosmetic products (recast) COM(08) 49



THE FLOOD OF EU LAWS

From 1st May 2008 to 15th July the EU has passed laws which will impact on the UK . That is TWO HUNDRED AND EIGHTY TWO!
Since May 2007 the total is 1,798.

Examples of the laws recently introduced are below:

· Nest feathering - better pay, pensions and expenses for Brussels bureaucrats
Council Regulation (EC, Euratom) No 420/2008 adjusting with effect from 1 July 2007 the remuneration and pensions of officials and other servants of the European Communities

· Control over credit
Directive 2008/48/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on credit agreements for consumers and repealing Council Directive 87/102/EEC

· Involvement in civil law mediation
Directive 2008/52/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on certain aspects of mediation in civil and commercial matters

· More funding for tobacco farmers
Council Regulation (EC) No 470/2008 amending Regulation (EC) No 1782/2003 as regards the transfer of tobacco aid to the Community Tobacco Fund for the years 2008 and 2009 and Regulation (EC) No 1234/2007 with regard to financing of the Community Tobacco Fund

· Control over the marketing of apples
Commission Regulation (EC) No 460/2008 amending Regulation (EC) No 85/2004 laying down the marketing standard for apples

· More control over Customs
Regulation (EC) No 450/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down the Community Customs Code (Modernised Customs Code)

· Control over telecommunications equipment
Commission Directive 2008/63/EC on competition in the markets in telecommunications terminal equipment (Codified version)

· Control over the marketing of eggs
Commission Regulation (EC) No 598/2008 amending Regulation (EC) No 589/2008 laying down detailed rules for implementing Council Regulation (EC) No 1234/2007 as regards the marketing standards of eggs

· Restrictions on the UK 's fishing industry
Commission Regulation (EC) No 614/2008 2008 establishing a prohibition of fishing for tusk in Norwegian waters of IV by vessels flying the flag of the United Kingdom

· Control over driving licences - relating to licences for driving clutch pedal vehicles
Commission Directive 2008/65/EC amending Directive 91/439/EEC on driving licences

· Movement of social security schemes
Regulation (EC) No 592/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Regulation (EEC) No 1408/71 on the application of social security schemes to employed persons, to self-employed persons and to members of their families moving within the Community

· Control over firearms
Directive 2008/51/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Directive 91/477/EEC on control of the acquisition and possession of weapons

· Price of eggs
Commission Regulation (EC) No 448/2008 fixing representative prices in the poultrymeat and egg sectors and for egg albumin, and amending Regulation (EC) No 1484/95

· Petfood
Commission Regulation (EC) No 399/2008 amending Annex VIII to Regulation (EC) No 1774/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards requirements for certain processed petfood

· Price of fruit and vegetables
Commission Regulation (EC) No 389/2008 establishing the standard import values for determining the entry price of certain fruit and vegetables


Each time the anti-democratic EU legislative process passes a law, a new cost is added onto British businesses. As members of the European Union there is nothing that our own democratic process can do to overturn those decisions.

Anonymous said...

Which is why the BNP needs MP's, and not MEP's

Barcelona - be careful what you wish for !!!  ---------------------------------------------------- More than 160,000 march in Barcelona...