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Oct 23 08:01

Europe's New Official History Erases Christianity, Promotes Islam

A few days ago, some of Europe's most important intellectuals -- including British philosopher Roger Scruton, former Polish Education Minister Ryszard Legutko, German scholar Robert Spaemann and Professor Rémi Brague from the Sorbonne in France -- issued "The Paris Statement". In their ambitious statement, they rejected the "false Christendom of universal human rights" and the "utopian, pseudo-religious crusade for a borderless world". Instead, they called for a Europe based on "Christian roots", drawing inspiration from the "Classical tradition" and rejecting multiculturalism:

Oct 23 07:52

‘We don’t need you on this’: Trump says US can pressure Iran without EU’s help

Donald Trump said the EU would have supported US sanctions on Iran if he was insistent. But, according to the US president, he allowed Germany and France to keep making money with Tehran as America was capable of putting pressure on Iranians on its own.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Trump "allowed" Germany and France to keep making money?!?

Oct 23 07:50

Catalonia weighs up declaration of independence

Move comes after imposition of direct rule by Madrid – described by Carles Puigdemont as worst attack on institutions since Franco

Oct 23 06:40

Tillerson Warns Europe Against Iran Investments

NYTimes: Saudi Arabia — Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson warned Europeans on Sunday not to invest in certain Iranian businesses as the Trump administration considers walking away from the Iran nuclear deal and reimposing sanctions against Iran.

Speaking during a visit to Saudi Arabia, Mr. Tillerson said, “Both of our countries believe that those who conduct business with the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, any of their entities — European companies or other companies around the globe — really do so at great risk.”

(*White House mixed signals continue . Of course , this article comes from The NY Slimes , a publication the potus would prefer you ignore , in lieu of him declasifying The Obama "OK For The Press To Lie To You" bill
The Times of Israel gives a much brighter look at The Trump sentiment towards this same situation https://www.timesofisrael.com/trump-tells-paris-berlin-to-keep-making-... Trump has been reminding the base about the dangers of fake news recently , http://investmentwatchblog.com/donald-j-trump-it-is-finally-sinking-th... Yet weve never heard the potus call out The Slimes of Israhell !)

Oct 22 09:41

SPANISH GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES PLAN TO SEIZE POWER IN CATALONIA, REMOVE ELECTED GOVERNMENT

Yesterday, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announced plans to remove the democratically elected regional government of Catalonia and replace them with direct rule by the national government in Madrid.

The Catalan independence movement gained strength as Rajoy's government took a series of escalating, authoritarian steps to prevent an independence referendum, culminating in an orgy of violence against people going to the ballot box that left people around the world agog and revolted, and bolstered the case for Catalan independence further.

Rajoy justifies his seizure of power by invoking the never-deployed Article 155 of the Spanish Constitution, a broadly worded and untested clause that gives the central government the power to intervene in the semi-autonomous regions when a regional government "fails to fulfill the obligations imposed upon it by the Constitution or other laws, or acts in a way seriously prejudicing the general interests of Spain."

Oct 22 09:18

"It's A Coup": Catalan President Slams "Worst Attack" By Spain "Since Franco Dictatorship"

The defiant Catalan leader, Carles Puigdemont, addressed Catalans, Spaniards, and the rest of Europe on TV saying that the Spanish states' imposition of Article 155 means "liquidation of our self-government and cancellation of the democratic will of Catalans". In other words, he made it quite clear that the region's leaders would not accept direct rule imposed on the region by the Spanish government, as a political crisis that has rattled the economy and raised fears of prolonged unrest showed no signs of easing.

Puigdemont said Rajoy had set out to "humiliate" Catalonia in an "attack on democracy" and said removing powers from Catalonia was the "worst attack against the institutions and the people of Catalonia since the military dictatorship of Francisco Franco".

Oct 22 09:14

The #Resistance found its new power couple!

Former President George W. Bush discovered this week that all he had to do to make the media finally like him was take a rhetorical swing at Donald Trump.

And it didn’t hurt that he teamed up with Barack Obama to do it. The result was a media swoon. The New York Times crooned: “Without Saying ‘Trump,’ Bush and Obama Deliver Implicit Rebukes.”

Oct 22 08:16

"IT COULD OPEN A PANDORA'S BOX": ITALY'S 2 RICHEST REGIONS ARE VOTING IN HISTORIC AUTONOMY REFERENDUMS

Voters in Italy's two wealthiest northern regions of Lombardy and Veneto are voting on Sunday in referendums for greater autonomy from Rome, in which a positive outcome could fan regional tensions in Europe at a time when neighboring Spain is cracking down to prevent Catalonia from breaking away.

Lombardy, which includes Milan, and Veneto, which houses the tourist powerhouse Venice, are home to around a quarter of Italy's population and account for 30% of Italy's economy, the Eurozone's third largest. Unlike Catalonia, the consultative votes are only the beginning of a process which could over time lead to powers being devolved from Rome. Also unlike Catalonia, which held an independence referendum on Oct. 1 despite it being ruled unconstitutional, the Italian referendums are within the law. Like Catalonia, however, Lombardy and Veneto complain they pay far more in taxes than they receive.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have a sense that the referendum will be overwhelmingly positive, and be a step toward more autonomy from Rome.

Oct 22 08:13

Macbeth Does the Stations of the Cross

Shakespeare’s deepest message was one of hope.

Considered the darkest of all of Shakespeare’s plays, it is nonetheless replete with some of the most magnificent poetry and psychological insight penned by our Bard. It is a study in the genesis and evolution of evil: vaulting ambition and the slippery slope that leads to further acts of murder until its violent end, this play that begins and ends and is soaked throughout in blood.

Oct 21 09:43

People rally in Barcelona in support of two jailed pro-independence Catalan leaders.

The demostration occurred after Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's statement that Spain will seek to remove Catalonia's regional government and call for new elections.

Oct 20 21:06

Is Liberalism a Dying Faith? Pat Buchanan

James Burnham called it (Liberalism) in his 1964 “Suicide of the West” — the ideology of Western suicide.

Asked to name the defining attributes of the America we wish to become, many liberals would answer that we must realize our manifest destiny since 1776, by becoming more equal, more diverse and more democratic — and the model for mankind’s future.

Oct 20 21:03

“The Lobby” British Style – Philip Giraldi

An undercover reporter secretly records how the Israeli Embassy directs local groups

There is undeniably a complicated web of relationships and networks that define Israel’s friends.

Now that the British account of “The Lobby” has cleared a regulatory hurdle the American version will reportedly soon be released.

Oct 20 14:45

Reports Of Brexit Deadlock ‘Exaggerated’: Tusk

European Council President Donald Tusk has said reports of a deadlock over Brexit negotiations may have been exaggerated.

Oct 20 11:33

Catalonia crisis: Spain moves to suspend autonomy

Spain is to start suspending Catalonia's autonomy from Saturday, as the region's leader threatens to declare independence.
The government said ministers would meet to activate Article 155 of the constitution, allowing it to take over running of the region.
Catalonia's leader said the region's parliament would vote on independence if Spain continued "repression".

A referendum outlawed by Spain was held earlier this month.
Of the 43% who voted, 90% were in favour of independence.
Some fear the latest moves could spark further unrest after mass demonstrations before and since the ballot on 1 October.

Spain's supreme court declared the vote illegal and said it violated the constitution, which describes the country as indivisible.
Article 155 of the constitution, which cemented democratic rule three years after the death of dictator General Francisco Franco in 1975, allows Madrid to impose direct rule in a crisis but it has never been invoked

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Prime Minister Rajoy seems hell-bent on creating a 2nd civil war in Spain; one has to wonder if NATO troops will be sent to Calalonia as "peace keepers.", under these conditions.

The other thing Prime Minister Rajoy seems to utterly ignore are the optics of such a move.

Spain is a signatory to the UN Charter, and in the UN Charter is enshrined the right to peaceful self-determination. Rajoy needs to remember this, in crushing the Catalonian movement.

And if Prime Minister Rajoy is determined to suppress the heretofore peaceful Catalonian independence movement, does that not compel Spain to do a "Sprexit" from the UN on this issue?!?

Think it through, Prime Minister, think it through!!

Oct 20 08:27

REVEALED: The EU's £450TRILLION derivative market

THE European Union (EU) has more than £450TRILLION of exposure to derivatives - the investments that underpinned the financial crisis, it has been revealed.

The scale of the derivatives market has been laid bare for the first time in en effort to avoid a devastating repeat of the 2009 market crash by the Paris-based European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA).

Oct 20 07:52

Bank Run Imminent: Catalan Separatists Urge Supporters To Pull Cash From ATMs On Friday Morning

As tensions escalate in Spain, Catalan Separatists are potentially about to do some real damage and hit Madrid where it really hurts.

In a tweeted message to their 270,000 followers, Assemblea Nacional urged supporters to pull cash from CaixaBank and Banco Sabadell branches between 8 am and 9am Friday to protest at their decision to shift their legal domiciles out of the region...

Oct 20 07:52

Europe's Secession Problems Aren't Going Away

Coming on the heels of the Catalan vote, the Lombardy and Veneto referendums are yet another signal of the homegrown conflicts that persist in many of the European Union’s member states. Separatist movements are also simmering in Britain — where voters in Scotland rejected independence in a 2014 referendum but continue to debate the issue — as well as France, Germany, Belgium and Romania.

Oct 20 07:35

Over for EU? CHEXIT on the cards as Czech Republic party leader calls for referendum

THE Czech Republic could follow in Britain’s footsteps and hold a referendum on leaving the European Union, according to the leader of a far-right party.

Oct 20 07:34

Bigwig Madrid Politician Attempts to Drag Russia Into the Catalan Crisis

Having mismanaged Catalonia since at least 2004 when its idiot PM Jose Maria Aznar, who followed George Bush into the Iraq quagmire, reduced Catalan autonomy against the wishes of its pro-Madrid and pro-independence constituencies alike, the centralist People's Party may be getting ready to take a page from Hillary Clinton's book and blame it all on Russia:

Oct 19 12:06

Ray Dalio’s Shorting The Entire EU

Oct 19 11:21

Lavrov laughs off Sweden’s allegations of Moscow ‘meddling’ in its elections

"Well, someone is hurling accusations at us that we will again intervene in your elections, as I understand," Lavrov said jokingly, talking to his Swedish counterpart at a press conference after a ministerial meeting of the Barents Euro-Arctic Council (BEAC). "But I’m sure that those who keep track of the real situation understand how funny all this is," the diplomat pointed out.
"We have good cooperation with Sweden and contacts between legislators on military issues are also restarting. We are open to this cooperation, however broad and deep-seated our neighbors see fit."

Oct 19 09:32

Catalan Leader Vows To Declare Independence If Spain Triggers "Nuclear Option"

The Spanish government crackdown on Catalan separatists has intensified this week, with a judge jailing two of the movements leaders and the country’s constitutional court officially declaring the region’s Oct. 1 referendum to be illegal. However, after confusing the Spanish government with his independence (non) declaration, regional leader Carles Puigdemont is refusing to back down ahead of tomorrow's second, and final, Spanish ultimatum.

According to Reuters, Puigdemont told a meeting of his party on Wednesday he would formally declare independence Thursday morning if Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy follows through with his threat to invoke the so-called "nuclear option" of Article 155 of the Spanish Constitution, and suspend Catalonia’s regional autonomy - a decision that would likely lead to the arrest of Puigdemont and his government, followed by another violent crackdown on separatists.

Oct 19 08:25

Norwegian Firm Signs $2.9bn Solar Deal with Iran

Norway’s Saga Energy has signed a 2.5 billion-euro ($2.94 billion) deal to build solar power plants in Iran, the company said.

Saga inked the preliminary agreement with Iran’s state-owned Amin Energy Developers on Tuesday.

The deal would see the construction over a four- to five-year period of 2 gigawatts of power generation capacity, Saga Energy spokesman Rune Haaland said, Reuters reported on Wednesday.

The company will rely on banks, pension funds and Norwegian state export guarantees to fund the plan, and aims to recoup its investment through a 25-year deal on electricity prices, he added.

Oct 19 08:09

Putin: EU triggered rise of separatism by supporting Kosovo independence

EU countries bolstered separatist sentiment in Europe when they bowed to US pressure and supported Kosovo breaking away from Serbia. They now face such consequences as the Catalan crisis, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin says.

Oct 19 07:38

Major companies and foreign tourists leave Catalonia, but Russian tourists flow in

Consequences of the mass exodus of businesses from Catalonia after the referendum, which took place on October 1, may turn out to be disastrous for the region. Many banks have already decided to leave the region fearing that it may exit Spain indeed. The main reason is political, economic and financial instability, as well as the "unclear future" of Catalonia. If Catalonia leaves Spain and, accordingly, the European Union, companies will be cut off from their traditional markets by customs barriers - not only from the market of Spain and markets of other EU countries, but also from the countries that maintain beneficial trade agreements with the EU. Reportedly, 540 banks and firms have already changed their legal and tax addresses in Catalonia to other regions of Spain. Other Catalan companies have done this even earlier, whereas many others are going to do the same in the near future.

Oct 19 07:37

UK GOV'T CONSIDERING REDEFINING SOCIAL MEDIA SERVICES AS PUBLISHERS TO MAKE IT EASIER TO CONTROL THEM

Like seemingly every other government on the planet, the UK government wants internet companies like Google and Facebook to do more. Everyone has an axe to grind, whether it's not enough censorship, or the wrong kind of censorship, or the innate desire to hold companies accountable for the actions of their users. The voluntary moderation efforts made by these platforms always fall short of politicians' ideals. These legislators believe -- without evidence -- that perfectly moderated services are just a couple of button pushes away.

Oct 19 07:33

Spain and Catalonia set for showdown over independence bid

Catalonia is facing an unprecedented move by Madrid to seek a suspension of the region's autonomy this morning, unless separatist leader Carles Puigdemont abandons his bid for independence

Mr Puigdemont, who sparked Spain's worst political crisis in decades by holding a banned independence referendum on October 1, has been ordered by Madrid to say by 10.00 am (9am BST) whether or not he is unilaterally declaring a split from Spain.

The government of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy says it will trigger Article 155 of Spain's constitution - a measure that would allow it to start imposing direct rule over semi-autonomous Catalonia - unless Mr Puigdemont backs down.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is settng the stage for a second Spanish civil war.

I very seriously doubt that Mr Puigdemont, and his brother and sister Catalonians, are going to back down here, and things could get very brutal, with a Spanish introduction of complete martial law in the area.

Oct 18 09:15

Supermarket sweep: Gang takes over Swedish grocery store and runs it for a day

Attin explained that the gang ran the store as normal for more than a day, even restocking shelves.

They led customers to believe that everything was operating as normal by telling them the till system was not working and they could only accept payment in cash or on a payment smartphone app called Swish.

Oct 18 09:09

EU says 1mn refugees in Turkey receive cash assistance

An EU-funded project that provides cash assistance to vulnerable refugee families in Turkey has benefitted one million asylum seekers since it was launched a year ago, according to officials. The program supplies debit cards to the most disadvantaged families, allowing them to buy food and meet other needs.

Oct 18 08:53

Culture-Enriching Sexual Abuse on a Swedish Bus — But the Driver Doesn’t Want to Know

All passengers were silent and pretended to see nothing when an Arab man on a bus loudly threatened to rape two Swedish teenage girls and called them whores. Instead the girls got chewed out by the bus driver, who threatened to throw them off the bus when they told the man to stop.

The two girls had to take a bus from Augustenborgstorget in Malmö one evening in May 2016. At the stop stood a 38-year-old Arab, now sentenced to a month’s imprisonment.

He remarked on the fact that the girls were each eating a candy bar.

“Is it good? If you want to suck on a big club you can suck on mine,” he explained.

The man, who has an immigrant background from Tunisia, and who has been convicted of abusing several Swedish women, continued to comment on the appearance of girls and said that they were dressed like sluts. As they got on the bus, the man looked at the bus driver and proclaimed:

“Look what nice a**es they have!”

Oct 18 08:44

EU in CRISIS: Austria could join anti-immigration Visegrad group in Brussels slap down

AUSTRIA could be about to join the anti-immigration Visegrad group after a controversial election that has caused havoc for the European Union.

Oct 18 08:44

'How's that European solidarity?' EU boss Tajani MOCKED for Austrian election result tweet

ANTONIO TAJANI has been mocked for praising Eurosceptic Sebastian Kurz over his Austria election victory after the Brussels boss expressed the need for strong EU solidarity.

Oct 18 08:43

Juncker calls the shots: Jean-Claude orders new Austrian leader to form PRO-EU government

BRUSSELS boss Jean-Claude Juncker has told new Austrian election winner Sebastian Kurz he must form a “pro-European government”.

Oct 18 08:42

Tusk pens letter to EU leaders BEGGING them to align against UK on Brexit as cracks appear

DONALD Tusk put out a desperate plea for solidarity within Brussels ahead of tomorrow’s European Union (EU) summit, as cracks in the bloc widen.

Oct 18 08:08

Europe’s Economic Death Spiral

Oct 17 18:12

'British courts will decide!' Davis insists UK courts WILL have power over ECJ in Britain

The Brexit Secretary said British courts would take control and used European Union citizens’ rights in the UK as an example.

David Davis made the point of emphasising the need for British law “not European law”.

Oct 17 18:09

EU in CRISIS: Austria could join anti-immigration Visegrad group in Brussels slap down

AUSTRIA could be about to join the anti-immigration Visegrad group after a controversial election that has caused havoc for the European Union.

Sebastian Kurz is set to become the continent’s youngest leader after his Austrian People’s Party topped the polls after Sunday's vote.

But, despite warnings from the EU, he may need to form a coalition with the far-right Freedom Party (FPO) to secure a government.

Now reports in the Polish press suggest the FPO could insist Austria joins the Visegrad group, a four-nation alliance of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia that is opposed to immigration, as a condition of forming a coalition.

Oct 17 10:07

Juncker calls the shots: Jean-Claude orders new Austrian leader to form PRO-EU government

BRUSSELS boss Jean-Claude Juncker has told new Austrian election winner Sebastian Kurz he must form a “pro-European government”.

The success of the 31-year-old, who is poised to become the continent’s youngest leader, has been tentatively welcomed by the European Union’s leading figures.

But they have warned “Wunderwuzzi” (boy wonder) against forming a coalition with the far-right.

Mr Kurz, whose Austrian People’s Party topped the polls after promising a tough line on immigration, is still weighing up a coalition with the country’s far-right Freedom Party (FPO).

Oct 17 09:30

Two Killed As ‘Unprecedented Storm’ Hits Ireland

Ireland was hit by an “unprecedented storm” on Monday that left two people dead, 120,000 homes and businesses without power and closed every school in the country.

A police spokesman said one woman was killed outside the village of Aglish, near the south coast, apparently by a tree falling on her car.

Oct 17 08:24

Iran Navy commander officially welcomed in Venice

Iran’s Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari was officially welcomed by Italian officials in Venice, Italy on Tuesday.

Oct 17 08:05

Austria’s neo-Nazis find friends in Israel

Austria’s ambassador in Tel Aviv sees nothing wrong with Arab parties being excluded from Israel’s government.

As his own country looks set to put neo-Nazis in power in Vienna, this is yet another remarkable demonstration of the racist values shared by European and Israeli elites.

Just as in Germany, there are clear indications of ties between Austria’s neo-Nazi far right and Israel’s right wing.

Oct 17 08:04

Spain Constitutional Court Declares Catalan Referendum Void

While it will not come as a surprise to anyone following ongoing events in Spain, moments ago the country's Constitutional Court said on Tuesday the referendum law passed by the Catalan government Sept. 6 to hold a vote on independence was unconstitutional and void, a spokesman said. The court's full statement can be found here, while the opinion is at this link.

The court had originally suspended the referendum law as it studied its legality, though the Catalan government went ahead with the ballot regardless.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is, of course, a violation of the United Nation's Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Oct 16 11:14

BBC’s hissy fit over Brexit bias research PROVES it has something to hide

Let’s look at the evidence. I recently asked the Corporation for a list of every guest it invited to the Proms this summer. The answer was very revealing.

Bosses spent £19,020 entertaining dozens of luvvies and politicians.

And guess what? The vast majority of those treated to free drinks and a night at the Royal Albert Hall — courtesy of TV licence payers — were vocal defenders of the EU and prominent critics of Brexit.

They included Bank of England Governor Mark Carney, London Mayor Sadiq Khan, David Attenborough, Judi Dench, Tory politician Lord Patten, Financial Times editor Lionel Barber, Guardian ­editor Katharine Viner and ex-Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg.

Theresa May, Chancellor Philip ­Hammond and Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn — who all backed Remain — also accepted a free ticket and were hosted on separate nights in a private box by £450,000-a-year BBC director-general Lord Hall.

Oct 16 11:07

JUNCKER: THANKS FOR SAVING US IN THE WAR, NOW YOU MUST PAY

“If you are sitting in a bar and if you are ordering 28 beers and then suddenly some of your colleagues is leaving and he’s not paying, that is not feasible. They have to pay. They have to pay. Not in an impossible way. I’m not in a revenge mood – I am not hating the British. The Europeans have to be grateful for so many things Britain has brought to Europe – during war, after war, before war, everywhere and every time. But now they have to pay.”

Oct 16 10:32

Austria election RESULTS: Eurosceptic Sebastian Kurz declares VICTORY in nightmare for EU

SEBASTIAN Kurz has declared victory in the Austrian elections following the latest vote projections, which could see him form an alliance with the far-right in a crushing blow for the European Union (EU).

The People’s Party (OVP) got 31.6 per cent of the vote, according to exit polls from pollster SORA.

Mr Kurz's party is tough on migration, easy on taxes and widely Eurosceptic after rebranding itself over the last few months to propel its popularity in the wealthy Alpine nation.

The 31-year-old is expected to form a coalition with the right-wing populist Freedom Party (FPO), founded by a former SS officer, who got 26.9 per cent of the vote, according to the latest projections.

Oct 16 09:55

Notorious US Regime-Change Specialist Targets Hungarian PM Orban

Many readers likely never heard the name of the remarkable Serbia-born political operator named Sr?a Popovi?.

Yet he and his organization, CANVAS, have played a lead role in most every CIA-backed Color Revolution since he led the toppling of Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic in 2000, at least fifty according to last count.

On September 8, the professional regime-change specialist Sr?a Popovi? came to Budapest and joined with the anti-Orban opposition groups in front of the Hungarian Parliament.

It‘s clear that Popovi? was not in town to promote his Hungarian book on nonviolent regime change but rather to give aid to the anti-Orban parties before Hungarian elections in spring of 2018.

Many in Hungary smell the oily hand of Hungarian-born regime-change financier George Soros behind the Popovi? appearance now in Budapest.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The current Hungarian government, under Orban, is enforcing borders; language; and culture. They have seen what a mess unrestricted immigration has made of Germany, Sweden, Norway, and beyond, and want no part of it.

When people want to assimilate; train to work and be competitive; and embrace the cultural identity of their adoptive country, that's one thing; but attempting to enforce the cultural norms of their former countries; never learning the language, and living in the victimhood of entitlement... that is a whole different kettle of kumquats!!

Oct 16 09:26

Austrians living in fear as violent migrant gangs carry out DAILY attacks in Vienna

Muggings and beatings are becoming commonplace in the historic capital city, with passersby being attacked on almost a daily basis.

Noted Viennese viola player Michael Buchmann is one of the latest victims of the roaming gangs which are predominantly made-up of immigrants.

The 48-year-old musician’s career with the world-renowned Vienna Symphony Orchestra is now under threat after his middle finger was broken when he was beaten up after telling a group of migrant teens they were not allowed to smoke in the subway station.

Oct 16 06:08

Iran: We Will Stick to Nuclear Deal if Europe Does

"The resistance of the Europeans (against the US) will show whether the nuclear agreement can be carried forward or not"

Oct 14 10:22

Norway plans to send armored unit close to Russian border

Norway said on Friday it planned to send an armored battalion near its arctic border with Russia and buy more tanks and artillery to respond to growing threats.

Defence Minister Ine Eriksen Soereide did not mention Russia as she described her minority government’s defense plan, and said she did not see a specific, current military threat.

But the NATO member and other nearby countries have grown increasingly alarmed about Moscow’s ambitions, particularly following its annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea region in 2014 and its naval and air force maneuvers in the region

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Note when I have talked about narrative supporting the US deep State's agenda; Russia is again being charged with "annexing Crimea" by Reuters, which is an absolute, complete lie. Caught you AGAIN, Reuters!

President Obama administ that Washington brokered a deal in Ukraine in support of regime change

Didn't quite get to that factoid, did you Reuters?!?

After the "coup-coup-ca-CHEW" in Kiev, which replaced Yanukovych with Poroshenko, Crimean officials understood that there was no legitimate government in Ukraine. The then held a free and fair referendum, asking their people if they wanted to stay with Ukraine, post-coup, or petition the Russian government to become a member of the Russian Federation. they overwhelmingly voted to petition the Russian government to become part of the Russian Federation:

Crimea applies to be part of Russian Federation after vote to leave Ukraine

THERE WAS ABSOLUTELY NO ANNEXATION OF CRIMEA WHATSOEVER, FOLKS!!

But you see, these well-documented facts do NOT support the demonization against Russia, leading ultimately toward a war against it; so Reuters just continues to lie about the facts of the matter, because the demonization is engineered to support the agenda of a war against Russia.

You can't lie to thinking Americans any more, Reuters; that is just not going to work. And whatever it is that the Occupied, Unhinged, Surveilled States of Amerika are paying you, it cannot be enough!!

And if you think I'm "over-reacting" on this, please read the following article By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts about the ultimate American intensions of wars with Russia and China:

Washington plans to nuke Russia and China

This guy is about as sobering as a heart attack, with impeccible credentials, and a strong, analytic way of pulling information together.

Oct 13 23:31

WHY FRIDAY THE 13TH BECAME UNLUCKY – LEST WE FORGET (with related hilarious nsfw video)

...It was generally agreed that the charges were false, but...King Philip, who was already deeply in debt to the Templars from his war with the English, decided to seize upon the rumours ...as a way of freeing himself from his debts. At dawn on Friday, 13 October 1307 ...King Philip IV ordered de Molay and scores of other French Templars to be simultaneously arrested....Claims were made that... Templar ...recruits were forced to spit on the Cross, deny Christ, and engage in indecent kissing ...the order was said to have encouraged homosexual practices. The Templars were charged with numerous other offences such as financial corruption, fraud, and secrecy.

Some speculations regarding the accusations of homosexuality in addition to heresy: this was no doubt to seal their fate, since EVERY Catholic Priest knows intimately just how wrong these are...

To which this is the appropriate reponse, for the role the Church had in the murder of the Templars:

Oct 13 12:28

Catalonia: What’s Next? – Justin Raimondo

Spain’s repression has failed.

While the elites are pushing an agenda of centralization, and concentrated power, the worldwide trend is actually going in the opposite direction, toward decentralization and self-determination.

At a time when supra-national bureaucracies and globalist initiatives are being foisted on ordinary people, the Catalan people are rising up and taking their destiny into their own hands.

Oct 13 11:47

Berlin: Possible Unification of Europe and Russia against the USA

German Foreign Minister Zigmar Gabriel believes that the US's potential withdrawal from a nuclear deal with Iran will distance Europe from Washington and bring it closer to Russia and China.

Oct 13 11:42

Russia says U.S. military in Baltic contradicts Russia-NATO agreement

Russia’s Defense Ministry said on Thursday that the U.S. military presence in the Baltic states contradicts the Russia-NATO agreement, RIA news agency quoted it as saying.

The ministry was quoted as saying that the United States has, in effect, deployed a division of its forces in the Baltic states, near Russia’s borders.

Oct 13 08:25

US Militarization of Scandinavia: Less Than a Year After First US Base in Norway, a Second One in the Offing

In January 2017, the first US Marine Corps base in Norway became operational. It is located in Værnes, in the middle of this long rugged country. The base agreement is notionally on a ‘temporary rotating basis’. Norwegian politicians, with a straight face, insists the 330 Marines are always approved only for six months at the time, even though US budget documents clearly show that the Marine Corps routinely budget for this base several years ahead.

Oct 13 08:22

US Military Sends Troops to Russian Border

The U.S. has sent troops to within 100 miles of the border of Russia’s military enclave of Kaliningrad to bolster a NATO outpost in Poland, Newsweek reported.

The news did not sit well with Russia, which claimed the move threatened its security and warnd it would consider adding nuclear-capable Iskander ballistic missiles on its side of the border as a deterrent to the U.S., the magazine stated.

Oct 13 07:48

Multiple people shot at 'several locations' in Swedish town of Trelleborg as police declare major incident

Multiple people have been shot after a gunman opened fire in a Swedish town.

Armed police have cordoned off Trelleborg town centre where several people were found with suspected gunshot injuries.

The shooting is believed to have carried out in the old part of the town in an area surrounded by homes and shops.

Early reports state gunfire broke out at a busy market in the town and that police had launched a hunt for the shooter.

Oct 13 07:13

EU on brink: Sweating Juncker in panic - Catalonia independence could rip EU apart

JEAN-CLAUDE Juncker insisted he did not want Catalonia to break away from Spain as he revealed he was “very worried” about the impact a split could have on the European Union.

Oct 12 14:51

Schäuble Warns of Coming Economic Crisis

Oct 12 13:35

Brexit Talks With UK In 'Disturbing Deadlock': EU

The European Union and Britain are stuck in a “disturbing deadlock” in their Brexit negotiations over the EU divorce bill, the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier says.

Barnier made the comments at a press conference on Thursday at the end of a fifth round of Brexit talks with the UK’s Brexit Secretary David Davis at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels.

Oct 12 10:34

‘We Can’t Deny We Are Being Conquered By Islam’

Brilliant female Italian politician tells the truth about the invasion of Europe.

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Oct 12 10:31

US Lawmakers, European Nations Scramble to Save Iran Deal From Trump

President Trump is expected to decertify the P5+1 nuclear deal with Iran this week, pushing the issue to Congress for a vote. With Iran not having violated the deal, Trump’s efforts to kill it are fueling a lot of reaction at home and abroad.

European nations are looking down the road for ways to save the deal, saying that it would be difficult to keep the deal in place if the US withdraws. The nations are planning to issue a joint statement in support of the deal, and also commit to lobbying Congress on the matter.

Congress was broadly opposed to the deal two years ago, but it’s not clear that’s the case anymore. Heavy Israeli lobbying was making it a very divisive issue back then, and while the lobby still has some opposition to the deal, it’s not clear it’s as vocal, nor necessarily something the EU couldn’t counter with its own lobbying.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Killing this deal, as President Trump is expected to do, will result in three outcomes.

1. IF Iran walks away from the deal, as much as Europe and the countries of the Middle East want it to stay, it will most probably go back to its nuclear development program.

2. If that happens, that will be the "justification" the US and Israel will use as the excuse for a military campaign against it (which Russia will most probably join on the Iranian side).

3. The world will understand that the Occupied, Unhinged, States of Amerika can never be trusted to keep any geopolitical treaty or promises whatsoever, so negotiating with this country is utterly useless, and a complete waste of time.

Trump's unholy Triumverate of "President Whisperers", Kelly, Mc Master, and Mattis, understand this perfectly well, but will not mention this to him, in fear of losing another opportunity to wage war, which seems to be the only answer they collectively have to any geopolitical challenges.

Oct 12 09:37

US to lose trust of nations if walks away from Iran deal: Top EU diplomat

The EU foreign policy chief says Washington’s possible withdrawal from the Iran deal will send a message to the international community that the US is not trustworthy when it comes to deal making.

Oct 12 09:35

Europeans feel Donald Trump's expected withdrawal from Iran deal threatens world peace

Most analysts expect US President Donald Trump to abandon the landmark nuclear agreement with Iran this week. Will he really do it? And if he does, what will it mean for Europe? Max Hofmann reports from Brussels.

Oct 12 09:07

NATO LAUNCHES NEW BLACK SEA FORCE TO TARGET RUSSIA

NATO has announced the launching of their multinational Black Sea Force, based in Romania, and including an entire Romanian brigade of 4,000 troops. The force is there to target Russia in the Black Sea region.

Romania insisted the deployment is “not a threat to Russia” and that the purpose of having more troops there to “target” Russia is “peace, not war.” 900 US troops were deployed to Romania to participate in this force.

Since Russia doesn’t border NATO anywhere in the Black Sea region, the force appears to be largely pointless, except for additional grandstanding about NATO’s “readiness” for a fight with “invading” Russian forces, in an invasion that’s been predicted for years.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The politicians of Romania appear to be incapable of logic; why in the name of heaven would Russia want to invade Romania, and risk a war with NATO because of doing such a thing?!?

The short answer is, Putin would never do this.

This NATO naval fleet is simply another annoyance and provocation of Russia, which has done absoutely nothing to earn it.

Oct 11 15:50

European Central Bank made almost €8bn from Greece’s financial crisis

A written response to a request from a Greek MEP showed the bank collected €7.8 billion in interest payments between 2012-2016 on Greek sovereign bonds acquired under its Securities and Markets bond-buying program (SMP).

Profits are usually redistributed among the 19 eurozone central banks.

In 2016, the ECB collected more than €1.1 billion in interest payments on the nearly €20 billion worth of Greek bonds it holds, according to German daily Suddeutsche Zeitung.

An analysis from the Jubilee Debt Campaign estimated Greece’s other creditor, the International Monetary Fund, had made €2.5 billion from its loans to the country.

Oct 11 08:09

Catalan Independence: Out of Madrid’s Frying Pan, Into the NATO Fire?

Media on all sides surrounding the recent Catalan referendum for independence from Spain focused on Madrid’s security crackdown on voters. However, what is not being mentioned about Catalonia’s ongoing bid to achieve independence, who is leading it, and what their plans are for the region should they succeed, is just as important.

Oct 10 14:09

Brexit Means… NAFTA? UK Could Leave EU Trade Alliance & Join North American One Instead

According to reports in the Daily Telegraph, government ministers are looking to join the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) if the UK and the EU fail to reach an agreement on the UK’s withdrawal from the bloc by March 2019.

If Britain joins the alliance, it would be able to broker trade deals with three of the world’s major powerhouses, which together have a gross domestic product (GDP) of £17.2 trillion ($22.7 trillion). The EU’s GDP stands at £15.7 trillion.

Oct 10 09:14

Hungarian PM: ‘The EU Insults Member-States, Abuses its Powers, and Eats from George Soros’s Hand’

The prime minister of Hungary has accused the European Union’s leadership of insulting member-states, abusing its powers, and “eating out of the hand” of billionaire open borders campaigner George Soros.

Oct 09 12:16

Spanish Government Issues Veiled Death Threat To Catalan Leader

In a quite shocking escalation of the rhetoric in Spain, a spokesman for the ruling People's Party just issued a (barely) veiled death threat to the President of Catalonia.

"Let's hope that nothing is declared tomorrow because perhaps the person who makes the decalartion will end up like the person who made the declaration 83 years ago."

Seems about as clear as it gets from Rajoy's PP to Puigdemont - Call for Independence and Die!

That does not seem to be the reconciliatory tone the market has been hoping for.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Rajoy has just "jumped the shark" in his rhetoric; Is he actually ready to have Puigdemont assassinated?!?

And how will the Spanish people react to this?!?

I am sure, with this last salvo, Puigemont's security has been doubled or trebled.

Oct 09 11:17

Spanish Police in Israel: Repression Courses #TestedInCombat

The following video documents the training of Spanish Police Forces under the auspices of Israel.

“They teach us useful procedures” to be used against civilians, namely the same procedures as those used by Israel against Palestinians.

Two weeks in Israel for a crash course in Homeland Security.

Israel has become a laboratory for the development of techniques of repression directed against civilians in urban areas.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When you look at this video, please consider how many American police have been trained in precisely the same way, and notice that the tactics taught are precisely those used the IDF against the Palestinians.

Oct 09 10:48

The hopelessly corrupt structure of the Eurozone & the Eurogroup

Follow the money. The Eurogroup rules the Eurozone and its 19 member states. The first rule of Eurogroup is: ‘You don’t talk about Eurogroup!’

Part of the problem of criticizing the “pan-European project” is that you have multiple bodies which overlap. And you also have some nations which are part of one, but not another. Or which pay into one body, but abstain from another.

A clear analysis is needed of the most important part of the pan-European project: the Eurozone. The Eurozone is the most important because it controls the money in the world’s largest macro-economy.

Oct 09 08:56

Railfan captures pictures of US tanks crossing Germany by the trainload: officials are saying nothing

Reichenbach: A train laden with tanks rolled through the Vogtland in the direction of Dresden or Leipzig on Thursday between 9 and 10 o'clock.

Though news of conspicuous train movements usually get around among the railfans and hobby photographers along the route, it was different this time.

The homeland researcher and author Gero Fehlhauer was out for a stroll and accidentally witnessed the train's entrance to Reichenbach and photographed it with his cellphone.
Fehlhauer wondered that he wasn't running into the usual railfans. "Perhaps the tank train was unpublished this time," he says.

Oct 07 09:05

Catalonia to Defy Spain, Declare Independence Next Week

Spain’s Constitutional Court does not appear to be having much luck stopping an imminent Catalan declaration of independence. After ruling on Thursday that the regional parliament won’t be allowed to meet on Monday to declare independence, Catalonia looks to be doing an end around: they’re going to make the announcement Tuesday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And to all the Spanish politicians (and assorted Spanish royalty) who are whining and moaning about this Catalonian move, there is one very significant thing you need to remember.

Spain is a signatory to the UN.

And in the charter of the UN, the concept of peaceful self-determination is enshrined, and writ large.

So what is Spain going to do when Catalonia declares its independence, withdraw from the UN?!?

I think not.

Oct 07 07:51

Spain government representative apologises for Catalan vote injuries

A Spanish government official Friday offered the first apology to Catalans injured by police during their outlawed independence vote as the sides showed tentative signs of seeking an exit from the crisis.

Oct 07 07:50

‘They’re a faceless unelected lump of people!’ Pundit savages EU over Catalonia chaos

A COMMENTATOR has lashed out at the EU during a TV debate following the chaos in Catalonia and the EU’s brutal response to the crisis.

Oct 07 07:32

German 'Catalonia'? Prospects of Independence Referendum Scenario in Bavaria

If Catalonia secedes from Spain, it could be a precedent for similar developments in Germany, chairman of the Bavarian Party, Florian Weber, said, commenting on experts' recent assumptions that the Catalan scenario may result in the spread of pro-independence aspirations among other EU member states.

Oct 07 07:31

'Soros Plan': Why Hungarian PM Blasts US Billionaire for Destabilizing Europe

The standoff between George Soros and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban is raging on: The European Commission has recently issued yet another ultimatum to Budapest over the country's nongovernmental organization and education laws, which are allegedly targeting Soros's entities in Hungary. The country's ruling Fidesz party strikes back.

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