Iran gains Mediterranean bases in Italy and Syria

 

As part of Iran’s drive to rule the strategic waves of regional waters, Tehran has negotiated a naval exchange deal with Rome for its warships to be berthed in Italian ports, debkafile’s military sources reveal.

In this context, the US Pentagon and Navy chiefs once again urged Israel to update and enlarge its war fleet, which they said was “full of holes” to catch up with the rapidly changing conditions opposite its shores, where Russia, Iran and Egypt are building up armadas of warships that are bigger and more advanced than ever before. Continue reading

Italy Fears ISIS Invasion From Libya

As ISIS makes inroads into Libya, officials in Rome are panicking about an Islamic State just across the sea—but have no idea how to combat the crisis.

ROME — Last weekend in Italy, as the threat of ISIS in Libya hit home with a new video addressed to “the nation signed with the blood of the cross” and the warning, “we are south of Rome,” Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi shuttered up the Italian embassy in Tripoli and raised his fist with the threat of impending military action.  Never mind that Italy has only 5,000 troops available that are even close to deployable, according to the defense ministry. Or that the military budget was cut by 40 percent two years ago, which has kept the acquisition of 90 F-35 fighter jets hanging in the balance and left the country combat-challenged to lead any mission—especially one against an enemy like the Islamic State.

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Michael Savage: Is Obama playing for the opposing team?’

Welcome to The Michael Savage Newsletter, your daily insider report on all things “Savage.”

Michael Savage offered listeners a history lesson about the similarities (and differences) between Benito Mussolini’s domestic spending policies and those of Barack Obama.

Savage explained that when Italian dictator Benito Mussolini came to power, “the first thing he did was start public works projects along the same lines as Barack Obama: bridges to nowhere and roads to nowhere.”

He added:

They were immensely popular in Italy, because at least they put people back to work.

This model of massive public works projects was then adopted by Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Adolf Hitler, and again, the people approved of these projects.

One difference between Mussolini and Obama (and the differences are many) is that while Mussolini was building roads and bridges to nowhere, he was also building up the Italian navy.

In fact, at the outset of World War II, the Italian navy was larger than that of Germany and Great Britain combined.

On the other hand, while Obama is building roads to nowhere, he’s destroying the American military at the same time.

There’s one thing you don’t know about Barack Obama: He is true to his cause. He’s following the script that was clearly laid out for him.

His calling is to weaken America in any way he can and to strengthen America’s enemies in any way he can.

How else do you explain they’re still calling the rise of Islamic regimes “the Arab Spring” when everyone knows the regimes rising there are far worse than those which were just overthrown?

Why is Obama cheering the Islamists everywhere across the Arab landscape?

It leads you to ask yourself what side he’s on and whether he’s not playing for the opposing team.

It leads serious men to stay awake long into the night and ask themselves: Have we been invaded and have the enemies already taken over this country?

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