The decision was announced in an official memorandum signed by US President Donald Trump:
“Section 1. Policy. The Italian Republic (Italy), one of our closest and oldest Allies, is being ravaged by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has already claimed more than 18,000 lives, brought much of the Italian healthcare system to the brink of collapse, and threatens to push Italy’s economy into a deep recession. The Government of Italy has requested United States assistance. Although the United States Government’s first and foremost responsibility is to the American people, coming to the aid of Italy will help fight the COVID-19 outbreak and mitigate the impact of the crisis, while simultaneously demonstrating United States leadership in the face of Chinese and Russian disinformation campaigns, lessening the risk of re-infection from Europe into the United States, and maintaining critical supply chains,” the document reads.
So, now, all should know that it’s Chinese and Russian “disinformation campaigns” stopped the United States from helping Italy and Europe in the most acute period of the crisis and forced Washington to snatch protective gear out of European governments when they were in a dramatic need of it.
However, on April 11, when Italy, Spain and other European nations show numbers indicating about the softening crisis, Washington is ‘rushing’ to assist them and demonstrate its leadership. Soon, we will see MSM reports assuring the audience that dozens of Russian specialists and medical equipment pieces deployed to help Italy, Serbia and other countries were useless and it’s the United States, the real ‘hero’ that resurrect Europe from COVID-19.
Header: Naval air station Sigonela.
There are over 100 NATO and USA military bases across Italy with a huge stockpile of foreign weapons and ammunitons. The nuclear weapons are stored in two locations: Aviano Air Base (5o pcs) and Ghedi Air Base (20-40 pcs)
The NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) has recently delivered to Italy the first two of sixteen acquired Intensive Care Units ventilators. It has also delivered the first batch of personal protective equipment to Spain and various medical supplies to Norway, including masks, gloves, goggles and other protective medical equipment.
NSPA is a customer-funded agency, operating on a “no profit – no loss” basis.
NSPA is headquartered in Luxembourg, with main operational centres in France, Hungary and Italy and outstations in Kosovo and Afghanistan.
The Agency employs around 1,550 staff and oversees over 2,500 contractors in NATO’s missions across the world. The NSPA is the executive body of the NATO Support and Procurement Organisation (NSPO).