- Mar 20, 2014
Cavallo was also the architect of the Corralito under De La RuaCouldn't agree more, and perhaps what is so frustrating, my own being ethnically Italian bias aside, is that the communist partisans were the people fighting domestically to liberate Italy from both Mussolini and the 3rd Reich's client state, The Italian Social Republic.
Post WW2, every time Italy thought about going even slightly left wing, NATO, Uncle Sam, and those ghouls the Dulles Brothers made sure that didn't happen by repurposing literal SS officers and fascists to either assault and firebomb leftists/their offices, or straight up murder them as part of Operation Gladio.
Even when they tried to win democratically they were black balled, along with anyone who dared to cooperate with them, such as PM Aldo Moro, who was politically threatened by the US and the rest of Europe if he worked with the Communist Party in 1976, as covered in this NY Times piece, and apparently he was personally threatened too, in the sense that he could wind up dead. Moro would live for only 2 years after this article, at which point he was kidnapped and murdered, with people believing the Brigate Rosse were as responsible for his death as Lee Harvey Oswald for JFK's.
Another fun fact about the clusterfuck that was Italy during the Anni di piombo (Years of Lead) was that there was a giant through line of international fascists, the Catholic Church, and Argentine Peronists/fascists working together via what is commonly known as the P2 Masonic Lodge, whose members included former Italian PM Berlusconi, bankers, newspaper owners, the former Argentine President Raul Alberto Lastiri, junta members/Dirty War war criminals Emilio Massera and Guillermo Mason, and Minister of Social Welfare/Isabel's personal Rasputin, Jose Lopez Rega. The lodge was commonly seen as Italy's deep state like the ISI is in Pakistan today.
The idea that Peron/OG Peronists were remotely communist would be hilarious if it weren't so naive, and even now you can't call the Ks socialist or communist, this fails the basic smell test as socialism is the foundation laid to create a classless, dictatorship of the proletariat with the workers controlling the means of production, and the Ks have not come even close to this; hell, the minimum wage and pensions were higher under Macri than Alberto, does that make him comrade Mauricio now?
But I digress; corporate media, the wealthy, and their stooges (Javier Milei and the "libertarian" gang) have contrived to convince people that socialism/communism is the source of all evil here when we've never even had a socialist president, and at present have only 4 leftist members of Congress and 0 Senators. I'll finish off by saying Menem's administration was one of the most financially irresponsible in human history, but does anyone, even Milei think he was a commie? No, instead he calls Domingo Cavallo (Menem's Finance Minister) an "Argentine Patriot" lol. That should tell you all you need to know about their anti-socialist/communist grift.