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Nov 28 08:57

4,000 NATO troops take part in Lithuania’s largest exercise near Russia’s border

Nov 28 08:57

Michael Fallon: Nato prepared to go to war with Russia and respond to Putin's threats

SIR MICHAEL FALLON has warned Nato is “prepared to defend” any of its member states amid rising tensions between Russia and the West.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Here's your rifle......

Nov 28 08:56

Fury as EU officials handed £15M PAY RISE as Brussels continues tirade on national debts

Despite cutbacks across the continent, 55,000 EU bureaucrats will receive a 3.3 per cent pay rise backdated to July, giving them a pay packet boost to the tune of £15.4million (€18m), just in time for Christmas.

Nov 28 08:55

The European Commission is OVER - GERMANY now rules Europe, declares former president

Romano Prodi led the Commission between 1999 and 2004 and oversaw the EU nearly double in size.

But he claims Brussels’ glory days are over as Germany and France and other member states snatch power from the European Commission.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The European Union started as an open-border free-trade block, and metastasized into a continental dictatorship!

Nov 28 08:54

EU votes for citizens to fund their own brainwashing

A fledgling group set up by the European Commission to allegedly counteract “Russian propaganda” is to be expanded with more public cash and resources. European citizens will be funding mechanisms inducing their own ignorance and misinformation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

You don't expect them to use their OWN money, do you? :)

Nov 28 07:53

Greece Is Not India? Hellenic Banks Plan "Tax On Cash Withdrawals" To Combat Black Economy

Greek banks have proposed a series of measures to combat tax evasion, strengthen the electronic transactions and limit the use of cash in the economy, and as KeepTalkingGreece.com reports, one of the measures proposed is a special tax on cash withdrawals.

Nov 28 07:43

PANIC STATIONS: Secret plan to WALL OFF Europe if Turkey unleashes '3m migrant tsunami'

EUROPEAN countries have hatched a secret plan to frantically wall off the north of the continent if Turkey goes through with a threat to open the floodgates for millions of migrants, it emerged tonight.

States in central Europe and the Balkans have been put on red alert for another massive wave of asylum seekers after Recep Tayyip Erdogan handed the extraordinary blackmail note to EU leaders.

And now Serbia has revealed it has drawn up emergency plans to follow in the footsteps of neighbours Bulgaria, Macedonia and Croatia in constructing a huge barrier which would seal off most of the continent.

Nov 28 07:33

Ticking timebomb: Italy's EIGHT banks will FALL if Renzi loses referendum...and DESTROY EU

ITALY's troubled banks face financial meltdown if Prime Minister Matteo Renzi fails to win the Italian referendum this weekend, officials have warned.

Nov 28 00:16

The Hidden Communist History of the Neo-Conservatives (“Neo Cons”)

Neo-conservatism fully began to rear its ugly head in the 1990’s when they thoroughly infiltrated the once patriotic and pro-America Republican party.

It is therefore incumbent upon each and every single patriotic American who cares about the future of their country (especially federal, state, and local law enforcement and prosecutor offices) to immediately begin to identify, isolate, marginalize, investigate, indict, arrest, prosecute, and incarcerate all Neo-Conservatives as an internal and national security threat to the welfare of the United States of America.

Nov 28 00:11

Foibles, Fables and Failures – The Financial Press and its Keepers

The Presidential elections made millions of American voters starkly aware of the mendacity of the mass media and the corruption of the Clinton political elite.

The world’s largest billionaire bankers had bankrolled Secretary Hillary Clinton, the ‘million-dollar-a-speech’ War Goddess. They had bet heavily against the populist-nationalist Donald Trump and they lost. Their pre-paid political manifestos, addressed to the readers of the NY Times, flopped and sputtered: Most readers and investors in domestic markets had placed their bets on ‘The Donald’. Their domestic celebrations pumped up the market after the election.

The unimaginable had happened: George Soros had bet and lost! The ‘deplorable’ electorate preferred the obnoxious nationalist to the obnoxious speculator. ‘Who’d a thunk it?’

Nov 27 23:53

Trump the Great — Paul Craig Roberts

If Trump can defeat the oligarchy and save America, he can go down in history as Trump the Great.

What we don’t know is why groups that allegedly are liberal-progressive-leftwing are such fervent supporters of Hillary.

To the extent any of the Trump protesters are sincere and not merely paid tools of oligarchs, such as George Soros, military and financial interests, and global capitalists, they should consider that false claims and unjustified criticism can cause Trump and his supporters to close their ears to all criticism and make it easier for neoconservatives to influence Trump by offering support.

Nov 27 15:01

News on the War on Cash: Now Spain

India, Uruguay, Australia and now Spain. The Minister of Finance and Public Service, Cristóbal Montoro has reportedly just announced “anticipated measures in order to ‘reduce the use of cash.’

Submitted by Jeff Berwick:

In other words, Spain is going to make cash transactions even more difficult. As of presstime, from what we can tell, this has yet to be reported anywhere in English media except here now at TDV.

As you can see, the chaos is increasing. Combine cash bans with attacks on fake news (more on that tomorrow), and you end up disturbing a significant amount of people as we wrote here recently.

Nov 27 14:07

Hit by Global Turmoil, Banks in Spain Get Jittery (Again)

Banking stocks in Europe continue to benefit from the gravitational pull exerted by the so-called Trump effect. But the effects have not been felt universally.

Nov 27 13:12

Refugees Still Raping Women in Europe

The European protests against the rapes by refugees continue to unfold.

Nov 27 08:13

Blair CONSPIRING with Brussels? Europhile 'plotting with EU' to stop Brexit, Lord says

Norman Lamont said it would not surprise him if the former prime minister had been in contact with Brussels to plot out a plan to keep Britain from leaving the European Union.

The former Tory MP for Kingston-upon-Thames argued as it was a Brussels tactic to have new referendums until they got the answer they wanted, the bloc would be a natural ally for Mr Blair.

Speaking to LBC, Lord Lamont said: “But you know, this suggestion that there should be a second referendum is the classic Brussels tactic.

Nov 27 08:09

Juncker says there is no security architecture in Europe without Russia

"I would like to have an agreement with Russia that goes beyond the ordinary framework, bearing in mind that without Russia, there is no security architecture in Europe," he said

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Is the EU about to pivot to Russia?!?

Nov 27 08:08

EU has links with 'odious regimes' like Saudi Arabia – EC head Juncker

When asked whether the EU should still have dialogue with a “more and more authoritarian” Turkish president, the head of the European Commission responded by asking why nobody has been questioning him about EU relations with Saudi Arabia. He spoke of a necessity to have links with “odious regimes”.

Nov 26 18:00

The Iran-Russia-China Strategic Triangle

21 November 2016
By F. William Engdahl

The developing economic, political and military links binding Iran, China and Russia in what I see as an emerging Golden Triangle in Eurasia, are continuing to deepen insignificant areas. This, while it seems to be US geopolitical strategy in a prospective Trump Administration to distance Washington from both Iran and from China, while dangling the carrot of lessened confrontation between Washington and Moscow–classic Halford Mackinder or Kissinger geopolitics of avoiding a two-front war that was colossally backfiring on Washington by trying to shift the power balance. At present, the dynamic of the past several years of closer cooperation by the three pivotal states of the Eurasian Heartland is gaining strategic momentum. The latest is the visit of China’s Minister of Defense and of Russian senior officials to Teheran

Nov 26 14:15

The Hidden Communist History of the Neo-Conservatives (“Neo Cons”)

Neo-conservatism fully began to rear its ugly head in the 1990’s when they thoroughly infiltrated the once patriotic and pro-America Republican party.

At the helm of this nightmarish and Frankenstein-like transformation of the USA into something more akin to the former USSR and/or NAZI Germany, is the “National Security State/Military Industrial Complex,” spearheaded by the Deep State Plutocrat/Oligarch Elite, using their most effective “useful idiot” agents, the Neo-Conservative (“Neo-Con”) movement.

Nov 26 13:06

Britons Could Pay To Keep EU Citizenship After Brexit, MEP Says

Following the British referendum to exit the European Union, UK citizens could pay to retain their EU citizenship under plans being considered by Members of the European Parliament (MEPs).

Nov 26 11:15

Scotland Lays Out Legal Argument To Get Veto On Brexit

Scotland has published the legal arguments it is presenting to the UK High Court in the hope of getting a chance to intervene in Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union (EU).

Nov 26 10:47

'SEND THEM BACK' Bulgarian PM orders mass deportations after rioting migrants trash camp

BULGARIA'S furious prime minister ordered officials to begin the mass deportation of hundreds of migrants who went on the rampage and trashed their camp.

Nov 26 10:47

Sterling heading for best month in EIGHT YEARS years as EURO in CRISIS

The pound has risen by five per cent since the start of the month, as Asian analysts raise fears over the future of the Euro.

Nov 26 10:11

RAW VIDEO | 2,000 Afghans Riot And Set Fire To Bulgaria's Largest Migrant Camp

Migrant invasion of Bulgaria turns violent...

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Nov 26 09:52

Ex-PM John Major: Brexit Terms Can’t Be Decided By ‘Tyranny Of Majority’

Yet another former prime minister has come out arguing Brexit does not necessarily mean Brexit and that the referendum result could still be overturned.

Former Conservative leader Sir John Major told guests at a private dinner that Remain voters should also decide on the terms and conditions of Britain withdrawing from the European Union.

Nov 26 09:30

Italian lawmakers vote through Brussels-baiting budget

Italian deputies on Friday voted overwhelmingly in favour of a draft 2017 budget that the European Commission has warned will breach EU rules on the management of public finances.

Nov 26 09:27

Juncker warned to BACK OFF as banking experts accuse EU of politicising financial surveill

Top banking experts in the European Union have accused Jean Claude Juncker’s department of overstepping while calling for an independent body to take over.

European Central Bank policymaker Jens Weidmann said this week he is not the only one who believes change is necessary.

He said: "I do not believe that a Commission which interprets its mandate as politically as the current one is best suited to ensure budget surveillance in Europe.

Nov 26 09:27

'For God's sake!' Tony Blair ripped into after shameless Brexit intervention

TONY BLAIR has been condemned after saying Brexit "can be stopped" and calling for a Remainers to unite and form an insurgency to make the case for Britain remaining in the EU.

Nov 26 09:26

Trump lines up 'black sheep of EU' to fight against establishment as Hungary PM to visit

DONALD Trump has invited Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban to Washington as the President-elect seeks to forge strong relations with the eurosceptic eastern European nation.

Nov 26 09:22

Hackers attack EU executive but no data breach: spokesman

Hackers attacked the European Commission's computers on Thursday, flooding the EU executive's servers with digital service requests, but while connection speeds were affected, there was no data breach, the Commission said.

Nov 26 09:21

Top German minister warns Merkel she NEEDS to negotiate beneficial Brexit deal with May

ANGELA Merkel has been warned by her own government she must give Britain a good Brexit deal as the UK is key to European Union economic success.

Nov 26 09:20

John Major Raises Possibility Of 2nd Brexit Referendum

Former British prime minister John Major has expressed the likelihood of a second referendum on Brexit, saying that those who voted to remain in the European Union (EU) should not suffer the “tyranny of the majority”.

Nov 26 09:17

Neocons Nobble EU Over Anti-Russian Media Stance

A recent resolution passed by the European Parliament places Russia and Daesh (also known as ISIS or ISIL) in the same category when it comes to the threat they pose to the West, alleging that the news carried by Russian media organizations, RT and Sputnik, is propaganda and therefore illegitimate.

It is hard to quantify the moral bankruptcy behind this resolution, which brings the EU and its parliament into disrepute. This is a parliament, it is worth bearing in mind, which is made up of representatives of governments that have either played a part in destabilizing the Middle East or lifted not one finger to try and alleviate the suffering of the millions impacted by the consequences of this destabilization.

Nov 25 20:31

Breaking News on the War on Cash: Now Spain

India, Uruguay, Australia and now Spain. The Minister of Finance and Public Service, Cristóbal Montoro has reportedly just announced “anticipated measures in order to ‘reduce the use of cash.’

Nov 25 19:07

The problems of the Italian banks continue

Monte Dei Paschi: Estimated EUR 13 Bln In Liabilities That Could Be Hit Under Bail In Rules – RTRS

Nov 25 15:49

Erdogan warns Europe that Turkey could open migrant gates

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan threatened on Friday to unleash a new wave of migrants on Europe after lawmakers there voted for a temporary halt to Turkey's EU membership negotiations, but behind the fighting talk, neither side wants a collapse in ties.

Nov 25 15:07

Closing Doors? EU Lawmakers Call For Stop To Turkey Membership Talks

Members of the European Union Parliament have voted in favor of calling for a temporary halt to EU membership talks with Turkey.

Nov 25 10:51

Clean Cash? Irish Court Hears Khodorkovsky Funds Case

In Ireland, a court hearing’s underway over former Russian oil tycoon, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, who is being reviewed as potential suspect in a fraud case.

Nov 25 10:00

Surprise! Switzerland STILL world’s richest country and US second at $345K per person!

A drop in millionaires in Switzerland this year has failed to significantly dent the country’s impressive wealth, as a report by Credit Suisse declares it the richest country in the world yet again.

Nov 25 08:44

2,000 migrants clash with police, set Bulgaria's largest refugee center on fire

Law enforcement and riot police have been deployed to Bulgaria's largest migrant and refugee camp, located in the town of Harmanli, after violence erupted in the center. Inhabitants damaged the facility setting the premises on fire.

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Nov 25 08:43

European Parliament suspends negotiations with Turkey on EU membership

At a plenary session in Strasbourg, the European Parliament approved a resolution calling on the EU to suspend negotiations on Turkey’s membership over the actions of the Turkish authorities.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Most likely because the Turkish authorities have flat-out said they are planning to move closer to Russia and China.

Nov 24 16:14

Migrant centre EXPLOSIONS: Violence between locals and migrants SHUTS DOWN Italian city

EXPLOSIONS and makeshift barricades outside a massive migrant centre unleashed chaos in one of Italy's biggest cities.

Violence erupted outside a former Olympic village accommodation where 1,300 migrants are being housed in Italy.

Long-standing tensions between local residents and migrants broke out on Wednesday night when two explosions were set off just outside the migrant centre in Turin.

The powerful explosions were strong enough to shake windows of nearby houses, according to local residents.

Nov 24 12:05

Italy NEXT to reject establishment as protest vote set to WIN referendum, shock poll finds

A Demos poll has revealed Mr Renzi's reforms will be rejected by an 11 percentage point margin in the south of the country - where most of the poorest regions are located - compared with a seven-point margin across the country.

As the nation prepares for a momentous referendum, which could spark an exit from the European Union, Mr Renzi said that he would have no interest in running the country if voters reject the proposed constitutional reform.

Nov 24 12:02

‘Brexit Means Brexit!’ Rally Outside British Parliament Demands Swift Exit From EU

A crowd of ‘Brexiteers’ gathered outside the British parliament to urge a speedy exit from the European Union. Demonstrators accused the government of using loopholes to prevent the departure from taking place.

The Wednesday protest reportedly drew around 200 people, with demonstrators shouting “What do we want? Brexit! When do we want it? Now!” during the event.

Nov 24 10:21

Forget Article 50! Britain can IGNORE Lisbon Treaty and quit the EU NOW, top lawyer claims

Ingrid Detter de Frankopan said Theresa May and her Brexit ministers were wasting time getting bogged down on Article 50 details - and claimed the UK could leave the 28-country bloc today if it wanted to.

The veteran Swedish lawyer told MoneyWeek she was becoming increasingly frustrated at the unnecessary delays in formalising Britain’s European divorce.

She said: “Despite my best attempts, everyone has been deaf to the painstakingly simple course for the United Kingdom to take: don’t trigger Article 50 at all.

Nov 24 09:36

Obama Administration Pressures European Leaders to Accuse Moscow of “Russian Aggression” against the EU

Sanctions were imposed and renewed. EU leaders and European parliamentarians said they’ll remain in place as long as (nonexistent) “Russian aggression” continues, and the overwhelming will of Crimeans to rejoin the Russian Federation is reversed.

The European Parliament, Council of the European Union and European Commission share EU legislative functions separate from individual member states’ right of initiative power to propose and enact new laws for their respective countries.

In October, the European Parliament’s foreign affairs committee endorsed a document titled “EU Strategic Communication to Counteract Propaganda Against It by Third Parties.”

Without supporting evidence, it accused Moscow of spreading “disinformation and propaganda seeking to maintain or increase (its) influence to weaken and split the EU.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF the European Parliament goes along with this move, it will have signalled to the rest of the world that it has, collectively, lost its reality license.

I read, and frequently link to, the English language versions of rt.com; sputinknews; and tass, because many times, one gets a sense of what the US government is up to that is not reported in the major US presstitute outlets, or reported far later than things actually happen.

Reading the foreign press in English is something I encourage everyone out there to do, including: presstv.com (an Iranian news outlet in English); english.farsnews.com (another Iranian outlet in English); and globalresearch.ca (a news outlet out of Canada).

Nov 24 09:00

Trump loses half his transition team in purge of lobbyists

Donald Trump has repeatedly promised to ‘drain the swamp’ of Washington ...
The Trump transition team has lost nearly half its staff and volunteers in a matter of days since instituting a ban on registered lobbyists at the end of last week, the Daily Mail has learned.

‘All the lobbyists are gone,’ said one source familiar with the transition. ‘Lobbyists were the vast majority. Now, today you go in and you could count [them] maybe on one hand.’

The source estimated that the number of staffers and volunteers working on the transition plummeted from around 250 late last week to less than 125 on Tuesday.

Nov 24 08:57

West Already Weaponizing Fake News

Maybe the internet will not succumb to the latest Western crusade against “fake news”.
You really know that masses of people are living within a mind-control matrix when the greatest, most pervasive purveyors of fake news denounce others for the practice.

And yet they do so without the slightest hint of awareness about their own monstrous hypocrisy.

“Fake news” has become a hot issue following the surprise US election victory of maverick business tycoon Donald Trump. Supposedly serious Western media outlets have highlighted the spread of hoax stories purporting to be news reports as having swayed the presidential race in Trump’s favor against his rival, Democrat career politician Hillary Clinton.

Nov 24 08:55

The Upcoming War On The Alternative Media By The Deep State Mainstream Media

This declaration of war was typified by Google and FaceBook
The Mainstream Media (“MSM”), fully owned and co-opted by the Deep State Plutocrat/ Oligarch Elite, are extremely unhappy that Donald Trump won the 2016 Election.

They did not bank on this, and were completely and totally confident that their trillions of dollars of money issued by the Federal Reserve and international central banks, control of the National Security State as represented by the Military Industrial Complex, and bought and paid for representatives in the United States Legislature (Congress and Senate), Executive Branch, and Judiciary would have ensured their victory.

So what turned this election around, to upset the proverbial apple cart and deliver the Presidency to Donald J. Trump?

Nov 24 08:52

‘We are at war with Russia’: EU Parliament resolution to counter Russian media

The resolution is a sign of the “political degradation” of the western “idea of democracy” - Putin

For decades the EU has been lecturing Russia and touting freedom of speech as one of its core principles, but hypocritically dismissed it as an unnecessary luxury once their narrative was challenged, RT’s editor-in-chief Margarita Simonyan said.

“We of course are extremely disappointed, this is really outrageous,” Simonyan said on the subject of the EU’s so-called anti-Russia propaganda resolution.

Nov 24 08:22

How Unpredictable Will the Crack Heads be About Italy?

Italy has a major referendum on December 4, the results of which could mark the start of an Italian exit… yet U.S. and most global stocks keep going up. They shot higher after a brief Brexit breakdown.

Nov 23 17:28

Historians Warn of Trump Death Squads, Mass Killings and Ghetto Intermittent Camps

Liberals contemplate launching a preemptive civil war as historians warn a holocaust us inevitable if Trump is allowed to take power.

Their warning is dire: America will soon face a Holocaust complete with mass killings committed by paramilitary death squads, ghetto interment camps and a raging world war which will all be justified by flag terrorist attack and false accusations of a military coup if Trump is not prevented from taking power.

Historians are sounding the alarm that Trump must be prevented from taking power because once he does it will be too late.

At the same time the corporate media continues to flame conspiracy theories that Donald Trump and those in his inner circle are racist fascists supported by a massive base of white racist sexist males.

Nov 23 15:31

Ireland: 90% “Asylum” Refusal Rate

The Republic of Ireland holds Europe’s record as the most “asylum seeker” unfriendly country, and sports a rejection rate of at least 90 percent, according to the European Union’s statistical agency, Eurostat.

Nov 23 15:24

The Battle to Save the Small Farms of Poland

By Julian Rose

I am writing this in the Polish Parliament in Warsaw (The Seime). Jadwiga Lopata, founder of The International Coalition to Protect the Polish Countryside, myself (ICPPC President) and farmer colleagues from different regions of Poland, are in the parliament as part of a campaign we have been fighting for the past three years, to get the food laws changed. We are supported in this by a number of active consumers and, perhaps surprisingly, by the chairman of the Agricultural Committee, who belongs to the Kukiz 15 social movement which achieved 12% of the vote in the last election.

The current law in Poland discriminates heavily against the small- and medium-sized traditional family farmers by prohibiting the on-farm processing of their traditional high-quality foods. Also banning the sale of such foods in shops and other local and regional outlets...

Nov 23 14:26

Hammond’s First Post-Brexit Autumn Statement Points To Bleak Times Ahead

Philip Hammond’s first Autumn Statement as Tory chancellor, and the first since the Brexit referendum, is unlikely to mark a great departure from his predecessor George Osborne, as the cost of living rises and growth slows dramatically.

Promises under David Cameron’s government to “balance the books” by 2020 are apparently out the window, with borrowing set to balloon over the next 12 months.

Nov 23 14:19

Brussels Votes For ‘EU Army’ To Operate ‘Where NATO Is Unwilling’

The European Union hopes to ratify plans for a combined, continent-wide army. EU politicians met in Brussels to thrash out details of the proposed force and will later vote on establishing an “EU-wide system for the coordination of rapid movement of defense forces personnel.”

Nov 23 13:49

Banana Republics: The Baltics' #1 export, Russophobia, is running out of demand...

The inquisitive reader may ask: on what is the foundation of Baltic economic pleasantry based? Indeed, this pleasantry is doubtful, seeing as how the citizens of these countries are fleeing and the economy has yet to recover since the financial crisis. And this is not to mention that numerous officials from the Baltic countries are experiencing a certain pessimism as to the economic future of these countries. Well, okay, let’s assume that there was once such a success story and try to explain on what it was based. If you think about it, something rather interesting is explained here. There is one overriding article in Baltic exports which was not taken into account in any economic checkbook or the reports of the IMF or European Commission. This, of course, is Russophobia. Who needs manufacturing if every day you can just talk about a Russian invasion? Who needs developed agriculture if officials from the Baltics can tell stories about Putin’s plans to seize Riga?

Nov 23 12:21

The Liberation of the Slaves

Donald Trump can find better Jewish allies than Zionists or liberal NWO Jews.

Donald Trump’s electoral victory unleashed pent-up tectonic energies on an unprecedented scale.

The world has been changed, much more than could be expected from any election of a US president. Just a short time has passed since election day, but it appears that the New World Order has received a shattering blow. There is a great feeling of freedom in the air, as if the vote broke the chains of a generation, and we suddenly found ourselves free.

Nov 23 10:04

'At war with Russia’: EU Parliament approves resolution to counter Russian media ‘propaganda’

MEPs in Strasbourg have voted on a non-legislative resolution which calls for the EU to “respond to information warfare by Russia.” RT and Sputnik news agency are alleged to be among the most dangerous "tools" of "hostile propaganda."

The EU Parliament's resolution demonstrates "political degradation" in regard to the "idea of democracy" in the West, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday, commenting on the vote.

Putin pointed out that while "everyone tries to lecture" Russia on democracy, European lawmakers themselves resort to a policy of restrictions, "which is not the best way" to deal with any issues.

Nov 23 09:21

Rise in criminal complaints made against asylum seekers

New figures from Austria’s interior ministry show that the number of criminal complaints made against asylum seekers has risen sharply. That’s according to statistics released by Interior Minister Wolfgang Sobotka (ÖVP), in response to a parliamentary question from Rupert Doppler (FPÖ).

Nov 23 04:17

Children of non-citizens born in country should be granted citizenship — Latvian President

"Unity of the society is one of the issues of national security. Children of non-citizens born in Latvia must become citizens at the moment of their birth," the president said. "We must stop producing new citizens of a nonexistent state - the former USSR," he added. Almost two million people live in Latvia, and about 40% of them are Russian-speakers. More than 252,000 residents of Latvia are non-citizens. Since the republic seceded from the USSR in 1991, they have been stripped of most political rights, including the right to vote and run in local elections, the national and European parliaments as well as take part in national referendums. Non-citizens are also stripped of some social and economic rights.
Russia to grant visa-free entry to non-citizens of Latvia and Estonia http://www.pravdareport.com/news/world/ussr/15-11-2016/136165-latvia_e...

Nov 22 17:15

US Issues Travel Alert For Europe Ahead Of Holidays

The US State Department has warned Americans traveling to Europe of an increased risk of terrorist attacks during the holiday season, saying that there was credible information that the Daesh (ISIL) terrorist group and its affiliates continued to plan attacks in the continent.

Nov 22 16:59

The 1% Plotting To Halt Brexit & Bring Back Tony Blair, Leaked Memo Suggests

Blairite millionaires, politicians and media tycoons are reportedly plotting to stop Brexit in its tracks, a leaked memo suggests. Virgin Group chief Sir Richard Branson is apparently bankrolling the scheme.

A memo leaked to the Independent suggests the plot has been underway for months, with financial backing secured and a potential CEO for the group identified.

Nov 22 15:38

Tony Blair’s Return To Politics Would Re-Energize Brexit Movement, Say Euroskeptics

Iraq War-era Prime Minister Tony Blair has denied planning a shock return to frontline politics to actively oppose Brexit after branding Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn a “nutter” and current Tory PM Theresa May a “lightweight.”

Brexit campaigners were elated by news of Blair’s rumored return because they predict the move would only to re-energize the pro-Brexit movement.

Nov 22 13:31

Fall and Rise of the Forgotten ‘Deplorables’

We’re in for a few surprises, for better or worse...

As might be anticipated, in the wake of Trump’s historic victory — a win that for all sorts of reasons has shaken the Beltway establishment and beyond to its core, and one that political junkies will be fixating on for years — there’s been much handwringing about how so many folks got the outcome so wrong. All of this has been accompanied by the obligatory hyperventilating and existential angst about what Trump’s election portends for the future.

Nov 22 10:37

DAWN OF EU ARMY: MEPs APPROVE new £420million-a-year SUPER FORCE to defend Europe

THE EUROPEAN UNION (EU) Army will be up and running in less than a year after MEPs today voted for the creation of a super force which can override NATO.

The vote was not supported by everyone in the Strasbourg Parliament after it narrowly passed by 369 votes to 255, with 70 abstentions.

And astonishingly it has been agreed that the EU should also be prepared to act autonomously in cases where NATO is not willing to take the lead.

Nov 22 08:34

Turkish Students In Britain Have Scholarships Revoked In Post-Coup Crackdown

Turkish university students in Britain accused of backing a coup attempt against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan are being stripped of their scholarships and have had their allowances stopped.

The Turkish government has accused 30 students studying in the UK of having links to the Gulen group, headed by the cleric Fethullah Gulen, who it claims was behind the attempted coup of July 15.

Nov 21 19:49

Connecting Two Continents: The Ultimate Engineering Challenge

The Bering Strait was last crossed by humans 20,000 years ago during the ice age, when ice formed a bridge between North America and Asia. Today, 47 miles and some of the harshest ocean and arctic conditions separate the two continents.

However, there are many who believe there would be great economical, sociological, and political value in connecting the two land masses by bridge or tunnel. Imagine being able to travel from London to Moscow to Washington, DC, all over land.

Nov 21 17:03

Obama And Merkel Say Globalization Is Here To Stay

US President Barack Obama strongly defended globalization during his visit to Germany on his final European tour before leaving office.

Nov 21 12:13

Dear President Trump: Just Say No to the Neocons

President-elect Donald Trump in his April 27 foreign policy speech, in which he said:

“My goal is to establish a foreign policy that will endure for several generations. That’s why I also look and have to look for talented experts with approaches and practical ideas, rather than surrounding myself with those who have perfect résumés but very little to brag about except responsibility for a long history of failed policies and continued losses at war. We have to look to new people.

“We have to look to new people because many of the old people frankly don’t know what they’re doing, even though they may look awfully good writing in The New York Times or being watched on television.”

Nov 21 12:10

The Upcoming War On The Alternative Media By The Deep State Mainstream Media

This declaration of war was typified by Google and FaceBook

The Mainstream Media (“MSM”), fully owned and co-opted by the Deep State Plutocrat/ Oligarch Elite, are extremely unhappy that Donald Trump won the 2016 Election.

They did not bank on this, and were completely and totally confident that their trillions of dollars of money issued by the Federal Reserve and international central banks, control of the National Security State as represented by the Military Industrial Complex, and bought and paid for representatives in the United States Legislature (Congress and Senate), Executive Branch, and Judiciary would have ensured their victory.

So what turned this election around, to upset the proverbial apple cart and deliver the Presidency to Donald J. Trump?

Nov 21 11:58

Trump Prepares to Take Over the Fed

Now their little party is coming to an end.

In Donald Trump’s first four years as president, he will not only choose three judges for the Supreme Court, he’ll also pick five of the seven members on the Fed Board of Governors. It would be impossible to overstate the effect this is going to have on the nation’s economic future. With both houses of Congress firmly in the GOP’s grip, we could see the most powerful central bank in the world transformed into a purely political institution that follows the diktats of one man.

Nov 21 11:48

Russia Deploys Nuclear Missiles In Retaliation To NATO "Threats"

While the detente between Russia and US president-elect Donald Trump could not have come at a more tense time, the Kremlin appears to be accelerating its head-on collision course with NATO, and as a highly placed defense official said on Monday, Moscow will deploy S-400 surface-to-air missiles and nuclear-capable Iskander systems in the exclave of Kaliningrad in retaliation for NATO deployments, confirming previous media reports of Russian intentions to once again blanket central Europe with potential nuclear ICBM coverage.

While Russia has previously said it periodically sends Iskanders to Kaliningrad, until now it has always said these were routine drills. Moscow has not linked the moves explicitly with what it says is a NATO military build-up on Russia's western borders.

Nov 21 09:58

’60 Minutes’ Goes To Sweden To Show How Great Refugees Are, Gets Attacked By Refugees

Nov 21 09:23

Tensions between moderate muezzin and salafist imam lead to violence in Amsterdam mosque

An 80 year old muezzin (the muezzin performs the call to prayer) was viciously attacked by the brother of the imam of the Al Ummah mosque in Amsterdam. The 40 year old brother, member of an extreme branch of Sunni-Islam, salafism, and an imam himself fled to Morocco after the attack. The Saudi-sponsored salafist movement is trying to take over the more moderate mosques in the Netherlands, by force and by infiltration. Many call for a ban on this movement, as its goal is not just religious but also political, with ISIS as the most extreme example. These radicals will not hesitate to attack and murder muslims they consider apostate. Or anyone else.
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Nov 21 08:49

THE REAL BARRIER TO TRUMP'S ECONOMIC POLICIES!

EUROPE: "Trump wants Europe to pay more on its defense as he hasn't changed his position on NATO."

Nov 21 08:39

Is French prime minister correct to say ‘Europe could die?’

At a forum in Berlin this week, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls lobbed a rhetorical grenade into the room when he warned, 'Europe could die.' He used his podium to warn Germany to 'invest more' to boost growth across the EU, or face the consequences.

He urged attendees “to hear the anger of the people,” and poured scorn on Angela Merkel’s liberal immigration policy, warning that Europe needs to say more clearly "who can and cannot enter and stay" on the continent.

Nov 21 08:38

2017: "Safe spaces" and Putin-blaming won't save European Atlanticists

I’ve already taken note of the fact that one only has to mention some problems of the European Union and the reactions of our Westernists will boil down to one argument: “Yeah, sure, Europe is rotting, but it still hasn’t rotted since the times of the USSR.” Now, if I say that the EU is faced with the prospects of a real collapse, then our Westernists will probably write something similar to me and accuse me of belonging to Kremlin propaganda.

No matter what, I will say that the EU risks collapsing in the foreseeable future. In the end, there is nothing wrong with being considered a Kremlin propagandist, especially since I am joined by French Prime Minister Manuel Valls, who yesterday said the same thing. Yes, he even used the word “collapse.” What do you think - did Putin buy him or does he really think this?

Nov 20 16:13

By pure coincidence, Norway is reducing its contributions to the Clinton Foundation next year by 87%

Insight from a Norwegian:

I am ashamed of my country. The media here are just as bad as CNN etc..

Often I feel shame for voicing the opinion to my friends that I actually like Putin as a person and president of Russia. I feel like when he speaks to the press etc., he doesn't speak from a piece of paper, he speaks from his heart, and he is sincere and means what he says, he gives the overall impression of a strong leader.

Nov 20 09:47

Italy’s Crisis Turns into a Multi-Headed Hydra

Bank stocks have surged just about everywhere since Trump’s election, with one exception: Italy. In the last month only one large Italian bank has seen its shares rise, and that’s the 500-year old bank at the center of Italy’s banking crisis, Monte dei Paschi di Siena, whose nearly worthless shares jumped to €0.24.

Shares of Italy’s other large banks have suffered heavy losses. Over the past week alone, shares of Italy’s largest bank, Unicredit, plunged 15%, as did the shares of Banca Popular and UBI Banca. Shares of Italy’s second largest bank, Intesa Sanpaolo, fell just under 10%.

Nov 20 09:47

Polish PM Sees Link Between Party’s Rise to Power and Trump’s Triumph

Donald Trump’s election victory arose from voter discontent with ruling elites similar to that which brought Poland’s conservative Law and Justice party (PiS) into power, Prime Minister Beata Szydlo said in an interview with Reuters.

Nov 20 09:14

‘Chaotic & Dysfunctional’ Brexit Plan Impossible To Deliver – Think Tank

Brexit could pose an “existential threat” to the British government because there is simply not enough time to complete the process before the deadline set by Prime Minister Theresa May, experts suggest.

According to an Institute for Government report, Brexit negotiations have come across as “chaotic and dysfunctional.”

Nov 19 18:22

Italy's Government On Verge Of Collapse: Next Trumpian Domino To Fall?

Italy’s government is on the verge of collapse. Prime minister Matteo Renzi reiterated his position just yesterday, he will not hang on if a referendum he seeks does not pass. Polls show the referendum will fail. Then again, polls have not been remarkably accurate recently, to say the least. On the other hand, this poll shows a strong preference to what is labeled “populism”.

Nov 19 08:42

Supreme Court's most senior judge is urged to stand down from crucial Brexit case over his wife's pro-Remain tweets declaring EU referendum was 'mad and bad' 

The Supreme Court’s most senior judge was urged to stand down from a hearing on Britain’s EU exit yesterday as it emerged his wife had posted anti-Brexit messages online.

Pro-Brexit MPs accused Lord Neuberger, president of England’s highest court, of being ‘compromised’ by his wife’s tweets.

Lady Neuberger had denounced the EU referendum as ‘mad and bad’ – and dismissed Ukip and Brexit as just a protest vote.

Nov 19 08:34

Europe WHO? Trump's snub to Brussels as he names Britain but NOT the EU among key allies

DONALD TRUMP delivered a major snub to the beleaguered European Union today in a further sign of the marginal role Brussels can expect to play in his foreign policy plans.

Nov 19 08:19

'The cards will come down' Juncker and Schulz's shocking leadership could destroy EU

THE LEADERSHIP of EU chiefs such as Jean-Claude Juncker and Martin Schulz is “shocking” and could lead to more nations following Britain’s example and ditching Brussels.

Nov 19 08:15

EU leaders meet in Berlin to seek answers on Trump

European leaders head to Berlin Friday to seek assurances from US President Barack Obama on the course that Donald Trump might take, given the populist mogul's pledges to shake up the world order.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Obama is not in a position to speak for Trump. The European leaders need to talk to the next President of the United States if they want to know what is going to be the policy!

Nov 19 08:14

Austria's far-right stokes fears in wealthy countryside

Prosperous, pretty and almost migrant-free -- rural Austria paradoxically offers a happy hunting ground for far-right presidential candidate Norbert Hofer and his populist Freedom Party.

Nov 18 11:34

Dear President Trump: Just Say No to the Neocons

Tell Eliot Cohen to get lost.

For the central canon of the neocon creed has been and always will be a militant internationalism.

The kudzu vine is one of the most invasive plants in existence: you cut it back, but that just emboldens it! You dig it up, but it keeps returning, stronger than ever. It is, in short, the horticultural equivalent of the neoconservatives, who have survived in spite of leading us over a cliff in Iraq, being roundly repudiated by the voters in the last three presidential elections.

Nov 18 09:34

SHOCK VIDEO: 80-Yr-Old Italian Hotel Owner FORCED by Police to House 'Refugees'

Shocking video out of Italy shows an 80-year-old hotel owner try and barricade the doors to his hotel to avoid being forced to house a small army of so-called "refugees," all of whom appear to be military-aged males from Africa.

Nov 18 09:08

Euro bank boss Mario Draghi scrambles to calm nerves as euro SLIDES against dollar

His speech comes after the worst two-week run for the Euro against the Dollar since March 2015.

On Wednesday, the pair hit a near-year-low of 1.0670, but today that the euro to the US dollar was down again at 1.061.

Financial experts have claimed the exchange rate will slip below parity in 2017.

Nov 18 08:44

What democracy? Dutch voters BETRAYED as EU rubber stamps visa-free access for Ukraine

In April the Dutch people voted to reject a deal between Brussels and Kiev which will allow all Ukrainians to visit the Schengen zone without applying for a visa.

But senior EU officials immediately stated that they would simply ignore the referendum result and force through what they wanted anyway.

Nov 18 08:43

Russia Becoming New Center of Gravity for Eastern Europe Against All Odds

The EU's influence over its eastern periphery is rapidly waning. Up until recently the EU used to be a center of gravity for many Eastern European countries, now this center is shifting to Russia, German journalist Frank Nienhuysen notes.

Nov 17 12:33

EU Parliament member’s fund accused of SPLASHING £35,000 on FAKE climate conference

A EUROPEAN Parliament member has come under fire after his movement was accused of splashing thousands of pounds worth of grants from the EU on political campaigns and fake conferences.

Nov 17 12:28

MIGRANT CAMP ABLAZE: Greeks attacked with fireworks by mob in terrifying night of violence

A massive brawl broke out at Souda migrant camp in Greece at aorund 11pm (local time) and at least four people were rushed to hospital.

Riot police have arrested at least 50 people after angry clashes.

Maurading refugees reportedly smashed through a local store and stole fireworks to launch them at local residents.

Nov 17 11:58

Sweden: Hotline Launched For Women to Report 'Mansplaining'

Did your feelings get hurt because a man explained something to you?

Well, if you're in Sweden, you now have a hotline you can call to both report on them and get therapy for your PTSD.

Nov 17 07:46

Classical Greek welcome for Obama: Neither "Earth nor water* for the murderers of the people"

Thousands marched under the slogan "Neither land nor water for the murderers of the people" despite the prohibitions and the effort to terrorize by the government.

Thousands expressed their opposition to imperialist wars and to the involvement of Greece, on the occasion of the visit of US President Barack Obama, and their opposition to the authoritarianism of the government, which decided to ban all demonstrations.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Refresh my memory; wasn't Greece the supposed cradle of Democracy?

Nov 17 07:42

THE “MYSTERY” OF OBAMA’S EUROPEAN TOUR

The first country where Barack Obama began his NATO propaganda tour was Greece. The US president's visit took place against the backdrop of mass protests.

It is very ironic that Obama is speaking about NATO defense in countries which have long been members of this alliance. This points to their disappointment with the practical work of the military-political bloc as well as the growing discontent with the growth of expenses tied to the anti-Russian campaign, the indefinite "Atlantic Resolve”, and the lack of measures to control migration flows.

In addition, Obama is trying to convince Europeans that his successor, Donald Trump, will not take any radical measures affecting the stationing of US troops in Europe and the reduction of costs within NATO. But it is likely that Donald Trump will in fact do so to fulfill campaign promises in the framework of the strategy of isolationism and to restore normal relations with Russia.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

How can Obama presume to speak for President Trump? Unless his real private message to Europe's leaders is that Trump won't be President for very long, if at all!

Nov 17 07:39

EU says Italy is at risk of breaking budget rules

The European Commission said on Wednesday that draft budgets from Italy and seven other eurozone countries risk breaking EU rules, setting up a row with Prime Minister Matteo Renzi ahead of a crucial referendum.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"The EU rules are 'work your people to death and give us all the money!' You are failing to comply!" -- Junker

Nov 17 00:53

Can Trump find enough fresh thinkers to do the job?

Trump’s Slim Chance for Greatness. Donald Trump must decide – and decide quickly – whether he wants to be a great U.S. President or a robo-signature machine affixing his name to whatever legislation comes from congressional Republicans and a nodding figurehead acquiescing to more neoconservative foreign policy adventures.

Or, to put it in a vernacular that Trump might use, does he want to be “Paul Ryan’s bitch” on domestic policies? And does he want to surrender his foreign policy to the “wise guys” of Washington’s neocon establishment.

Nov 17 00:50

The Donald Trump Cabinet: He Is Not A Masochist

He may temporarily forgive, but he does not forget. This rule of thumb has served him well in transforming his father’s multimillion dollar but fledgling real estate company into the multi-billion dollar international real estate powerhouse that it currently is.

So what gives in regards to the names of his Cabinet that are being floated around?

Mind you, some of the list below was gleaned from the New York Times, so a huge grain of salt should be taken before one delves into this analysis.

Nov 16 17:34

More Eastern Europeans Working In UK Since Brexit Vote

Almost 50,000 Eastern European immigrants found work in the UK in the three months following the Brexit referendum, according to newly released figures.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealed the total number of non-UK nationals working in Britain increased by nearly a quarter of a million, to 3.4 million, during the same period.

Nov 16 12:26

Poland exhumes remains of late President Lech Kaczynski

Over the past six years, the desire to establish Russia's guilt in the crash of the aircraft of the Polish president has evolved into obsessive idea for a number of Polish officials. They claim that it was flight control officers of the Smolensk airport that made the crash happen. Another Polish "theory" suggests that there was a bomb on board the aircraft...

Nov 16 12:25

Czechia rejects US missile defence

Head of the Czech government Bohuslav Sobotka has negatively spoken out against deployment of the US missile defence radar in the Czech Republic. He noted that he's against proposal of the former New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani on deployment of the US radars in Czechia, claiming that 'these are fantasies, which are not to become a reality. From the very beginning radars should have been deployed in Czechia given threats from Iran, but now there are none of such, the situation has changed. Relations with Iran are getting closer and more liberal'. The PM noted that a radar in the territory of Czechia would mean further escalation within relations with Russia. 'We should use the window, which occurred after the new US president had been elected, to have Russia and the US sit down at one table'. In 2008 an agreement between Czechia and the US was signed, which presupposed deployment of the US missile defence radar in Brdy, that is 90km to the south-west of Prague.

Nov 16 12:04

Moldova’s president-elect wants citizens to feel proud of their country

Moldova’s President-Elect Igor Dodon wants his compatriots to feel as proud of their homeland as the Russians feel proud of Russia. "A certain part of our society would like to see unification with Romania and another part would like NATO membership," Dodon said. "We don’t have the patriotism you have. I’d like to do the same thing in our country - to enable people to take pride in it. I’m looking at the Russian citizens with admiring envy because you have such a leader (President Vladimir Putin - TASS). I think your President has done much to consolidate patriotism and foundations of the state because it’s very important. A country doesn’t have a future without it and that’s something we’re short of at the moment".

Nov 16 11:29

OBAMA IN GREECE: THE LAST FLIGHT OF THE LAME DUCK

All of Obama’s demands for Athens are a classic example of the pressure exerted on national governments by globalists. Neoliberals demand the renunciation of individual countries’ own interests in favor of a "common good". However, the reality is that following this course leads to ruin, degradation, and sometimes the total destruction of states.

Nov 16 06:14

Violent clashes between police and anarchist protesters in Athens as Obama begins his final foreign tour before handing over to Trump

Violent clashes broke out in Athens today as left-wing demonstrators protesting against a visit by President Barack Obama tried to break a police cordon and were repelled with tear gas.

No injuries or arrests were reported, but about 3,000 anarchists and students marched through the city center in a demonstration originally planned to reach the U.S. Embassy in another part of town.

A second planned Athens protest by Communist party supporters was due to start later.

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