If you thought that the babblers in Brussels and their puppet masters in London, Washington and Berlin couldn't possibly manage to piss off another European power, you'd be wrong, but this time it's not Greece or Portugal or Spain that's upset. This time" it's one of "The Biggies":
It's quite important to understand that Signor Grillo is not merely some reactionary hothead; he speaks for vast numbers of Italians who have just about "had it" with Brussels, Berlin, and the European Central Bank (in Frankfurt... what does that tell you?), for as his own comments suggest, he now commands a huge bloc in the Italian Parliament:
"With two-thirds of Parliament apparently behind the plan, Grillo exclaims "we are dying, we need a Plan B to this Europe that has become a nightmare - and we are implementing it," raging that "we are not at war with ISIS or Russia! We are at war with the European Central Bank," that has stripped us of our sovereignty."
And that's not all: he puts the matter "country simple" so that its easy enough for a Brussels bureaucrat to understand:
"The Euro is destroying the Italian economy. Since 1997, when Italy adjusted the value of the lira to connect it to the ECU (a condition imposed on us so that we could come into the euro), Italian industrial production has gone down by 25%. Hundreds of Italian companies have been sold abroad. These are the companies that have made our history and the image of 'Made in Italy'.
Unlike Greece or Portugal, however, the Italian economy is big enough to give such pleas weight, as is Italy's military contribution within the NATO alliance. Thus, as the Zero Hedge article makes it clear, there is a real danger that the psychopaths in Brussels, and their bosses in Frankfurt, Berlin, London, and Washington might resort to the time honored bankster playbook of the convenient suicide and assassination. But that won't solve the problem: Grillo is not alone, and someone else will rise to take his place, and eventually, Italy will leave... but this won't be possible without some powerful backing.
So what's really going on here?
Here comes the high octane speculation: I suspect Signor Grillo knows full well that Italy, for its survival, must leave the EU, and that every step will be taken to prevent that. He therefore needs strong allies, and hence, his statements about not being at war with Russia or ISIS could be taken as not merely a bit of impassioned political rhetoric, but rather, as a diplomatic message to Mr. Putin, and possibly through him, to the wider BRICSA bloc. Direct entanglements or diplomatic arrangements are not, of course, geopolitically feasible for the BRICSA bloc... but there is always another alternative: bi-lateral currency trade deals with - you guessed it - China. And all of that may just be tempting enough for the BRICSA bloc to entertain Signor Grillo's subtle diplomatic message.
Bottom line: as I predicted some months back, Italy would eventually emerge as the country to watch in Europe, and it now has definitely done so. The "Grillo problem" will not be solved with an assassination. If anything, that will only galvanize growing Italian opposition to the whole miserable Brussels-London-Berlin scheme. This is one to watch closely.
See you on the flip side...
(My thanks to Mr. K.L. for bringing this to my attention.)