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Kabul: The conscience of the West

Livio Gigliuto, Vice President at Istituto Piepoli, guest of Omnibus, the current affairs program broadcast on La7 and hosted by Flavia Fratello.

Istituto Piepoli’s survey for Omnibus took into consideration several issues this week. Among these, the Green pass, Citizenship Income, Trust in the Government and the impact of the Afghan affair on Italian Public Opinion, also with respect to giving hospitality to refugees.

Livio Gigliuto, Vice President at Istituto Piepoli, analyzes the three phases of the mission. Twenty years ago, the Italians’ perception was largely favorable, due to the emotional impact of 9/11. Then there was a change of opinion, about ten years ago, on May 2nd, 2011, with the killing of Osama bin Laden. From that moment on, Istituto Piepoli recorded a decline in consensus which reached a very low level in recent years, up to the present day when our participation was hardly understood by the Italian Public Opinion.

Waging war on terrorism, according to Lucio Caracciolo –director of Limes and one of the leading Italian geopolitical experts–, is risky. Interviewed by il Fatto Quotidiano a few hours after the American reprisal for the massacre of US soldiers at the Kabul airport (an Isis kamikaze also killed at least 170 Afghans), he warned the world: “with an America never so weak and a non-existent Europe, a head-on clash against the jihadists could have dire consequences ”.