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Jul 10 21:35

US veterans on Chilcot: we need our own inquiry to avoid repeating mistakes

UK’s investigation into Iraq invasion is ‘example of what we could do with political courage’, says codirector of Iraq Veterans against the War.

Following the devastating British inquiry into the 2003 invasion of Iraq, American veterans and their families have warned that the US is liable to repeat the mistakes without a similarly comprehensive investigation.

The UK’s Chilcot inquiry was released on Wednesday, and while it is no secret in the US that the invasion was a failure, nothing so damning as the 2.6m-word British inquiry has been released by an independent US government body.

Jul 10 12:51

Chilcot and the End of the Anglosphere – Justin Raimondo

Bush’s poodle subordinated British sovereignty – and precipitated a disaster.

Do we really need a 2.6 million word report on how Bush’s poodle, a.k.a. former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, allowed his country to be pulled into a conflict that claimed hundreds of British lives, thousands of American lives, and at least 150,000 Iraqi lives, while plunging the entire region into a maelstrom of terroristic chaos?

A good decade after being announced, the Chilcot report has finally been released, and what it shows is that the phrase “Bush’s poodle” is blatantly unfair to poodles: after all, even a poodle is known to have gone off its leash every once in a while – but not Tony.

Jul 09 20:35

“CrossTalk” Aggressive NATO

Now NATO has focused on what is described as “Russian aggression.” Does NATO create its own security risks?

Since the end of the Cold War, NATO has been trying to find its new role. Its operations in Afghanistan and Libya were disasters.

Jul 09 20:33

Merkel Urged to Temper NATO’s Belligerence

U.S. intelligence veterans are calling on German Chancellor Merkel to bring a needed dose of realism and restraint to the upcoming NATO conference, which risks escalating the dangerous new Cold War with Russia.

MEMORANDUM FOR: Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany

We longtime U.S. intelligence officers again wish to convey our concerns and cautions directly to you prior to a critically important NATO summit – the meeting that begins on July 8 in Warsaw. We were gratified to learn that our referenced memorandum reached you and your advisers before the NATO summit in Wales, and that others too learned of our initiative via the Sueddeutsche Zeitung, which published a full report on our memorandum on Sept. 4, the day that summit began.

Jul 07 15:16

Police & Protesters Flood Paris Streets As Trade Unions Protest Labor Reforms

Trade unions have taken to the streets of Paris to decry France’s controversial labor reforms.

Jul 07 12:37

Hillary Rebuffs Bernie’s Policy Demands

Eager to hold the political “center,” Hillary Clinton has budged little on Bernie Sanders’s policy proposals beyond nice-sounding platitudes, a strategy that could lead to clashes at the Democratic convention, says Lawrence Davidson.

Hillary Clinton has pursued the presidency for almost a decade with a tenacious determination. She almost achieved the nomination in 2008 only to lose to Barack Obama. That led to an eight-year stifling of this ambition.

Finally, in the long run-up to the 2016 election, she was convinced the nomination was hers.

Jul 07 12:33

Jeremy Corbyn gives #Chilcot statement

The much-edited Chilcot Report finally arrived and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has issued a pretty-sounding apology for his party’s decision to go to war in Iraq in 2003. He called it the most serious foreign policy calamity of the last 60 years and “a stain on our party and country”.

It’s unfortunate that he dignifies the evil Iraq war conspiracy by suggesting it had anything to do with policy of the British people. It was a private venture, pledged in secret, by a Labour prime minister and his closest henchmen, and backed by the Cabinet.

Jul 07 12:30

Iraq Verdict: Trouble if heads don’t roll

First and foremost it was not so much a foreign policy disaster as a flat-out war crime for which Blair as chief perpetrator must be tried. And so must his Cabinet, who carry collective responsibility.

There will be mega-trouble if heads don’t roll.

Jul 07 11:06

Charles Joseph Bonaparte

This is the guy who founded the FBI under Teddy Roosevelt's direction.
The FBI is based on the French Secret Police.And yeah this guy is a Naploeon descendant!

Jul 07 07:01

Israel ‘tampered’ with French PM’s cellphone — report

Israeli intelligence services allegedly hacked into French Prime Minister Manuel Valls’s cellphone during a diplomatic visit to Jerusalem in May, a French news magazine reported Thursday.

The report in L’Express claimed that Valls and his advisers were required by Israeli officials to turn over their cellphones and other electronic devices to security agents prior to a closed-door meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at his Jerusalem office on May 23.

Afterward, several members of the diplomatic delegation noticed their devices — several phones and a laptop — were not working correctly and showed signs of “tampering,” according to the report.

Jul 06 08:53

French Citizens Rise Up In Their Millions To Protest Ruling Elite

France is in chaos once again as thousands of protesters swarm the streets in their millions in protest against the ruling class who they say are taking away their rights. The scale of the events is being watered down by the mainstream media in an attempt to suppress any scale or domino effect of other countries around the world.

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Look at the size of the crowd in that photo!

Jul 05 16:24

Video: ‘Waterloo’ Battle: Paris Lures Bankers, Fights For London’s Finance Crown After ??Brexit?

In another fallout from the Brexit referendum, London’s position as Europe’s primary financial hub seems to be under threat.

Jul 05 11:06

Trump Hammers On Brexit, “Independence Day” And Repudiation Of Rule By The Global Elite

One thing is clear, whether or not everyone will agree with what is said, Trump is at least speaking more directly than most politicians do

It turned out that Trump wasted no time in making sure that the people of America understood that what had been done in the UK can be done in the United States.

Jul 05 10:57

Globalists and Neocons Prove Incapable of Understanding Reality

If Trump wants to put America first, he needs to start firing the Neoconservatives and their lackeys from the White House and putting them on trial for making Americans look really bad.

Rather than listening and learning and modifying their actions, the ruling elites stick to “more of the same.” This process clearly emblematized by the endless procession of Bushes and Clintons replacing each other in the positions of power.

Jul 05 08:03

Russian admiral invites Marine Le Pen to attend Navy Day celebrations in Sevastopol

Chairman of State Duma’s defense committee admiral Vladimir Komoyedov has invited president of France’s National Front party Marine Le Pen to attend celebrations of Navy Day in Sevastopol.

"On this day [July 31], guests from all parts of the world will come to Sevastopol. The atmosphere of celebrations goes deeply to the soul of every person," Komoyedov said in a letter to Le Pen, the copy of which was obtained by TASS on Tuesday. "This is an unforgettable day in the life of every person who managed to visit Hero City Sevastopol on Navy Day," he added.

Jul 05 07:53

France: Protestors Rise Up In Their Millions Against Ruling Class

French protestors are rising up in their millions against a ruling class determined to take away their rights. There is anarchy on the streets of France as the mainstream media continues to suppress the scale of events.

Jul 05 07:48

France forces through labour bill amid new protests

France's controversial new labour laws look set to be pushed through parliament today without a vote, as demonstrators get ready to protest once again.

Jul 04 22:41

Holocaust-Denying French Professor Gets 1 Year in Prison

France’s highest court affirmed a one-year prison sentence for a professor who questioned the Holocaust’s veracity. The Court of Cassation rejected the appeal last week of Vincent Reynouard, who has since fled the country and is presumed escaped. It was the last of several appeals by Reynouard to the sentence imposed last year by a Caen court over a 2014 video in which he said the Holocaust may not have happened and called state commemorations of the deportation of French Jews ”manipulation of memory,” France 3 reported. Reynouard has lost his license to teach in the public education system over repeated Holocaust denials.

Jul 04 16:31

We WILL scrap Britain's deal to carry out border checks in Calais, says front runner for next French president

The front-runner to become the next French president has called for Britain's border checks in Calais to be scrapped.

Alain Juppe said it is 'logical' for checks to take place on UK soil now the country is leaving the EU.

The arrangements are underpinned by the Le Touquet agreement sealed between the Britain and France a decade ago to help cut illegal immigration.

There are fears that makeshift migrant camps similar to those the French side of the channel could spring up in Kent if the borders are shifted.

Jul 04 12:58

Dr Paul Craig Roberts: BREXIT, WHAT NEXT ?

Hopefully, a result of the Brexit will be the breakup of the European Union and NATO

Britain’s exit from the European Union (EU) could probably prevent the United States from launching World War III, says Dr. P C Roberts.

Jul 03 09:42

Explosion at Stade de France hours before Euro 2016 quarter final due to kick off there

French security forces are believed to have conducted a controlled explosion outside the Stade de France in Paris just hours before tonight's European Championships quarter final.

Jul 02 21:52

Trump better choice by far – Alan Sabrosky

An exclusive interview with Dr. Alan Sabrosky

Q. Does a US-inspired NATO-generated Cold War climate already exist?

A. Not yet, but it is heading that way. Watch for it to intensify under Clinton, and to ameliorate under Trump.

Jul 02 17:51

What do famous people think about Zionist Jews? (100 MINS)

A series which took the Internet by storm of people you will recognise from Politicians, Journalists, Authors, Actors, Musicians and many more speaking the truth about Zionism.

Jul 02 07:29

Why 'Superstate of Germany and France' is Bad Idea to Reform EU

According to TVP Info, the document amounts to an ultimatum from Paris and Berlin to the other EU members.

Jul 02 07:26

French unions reject government amendments to labour law reforms

Trade unions have strongly rejected the French government’s new amendments to controversial labor reforms, which have sparked months of nationwide violent protests across the European country.

Jul 02 06:37

Trump better choice by far – Alan Sabrosky

Cold War Climate to intensify under Clinton, and to ameliorate under Trump.

Q. As an American, Alan, how can you be enthusiastic about America’s choices of US Presidential candidates in 2016?

Jul 01 12:01

Paris drives old cars off its streets

Any car registered before Jan. 1, 1997, will be barred from the city's streets from Monday to Friday, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. "I drive 50 km per week, I don't have the means to change vans so I will continue using it, I'll get fined every week and there you go," said Marc Martin, who uses his ageing Peugeot van to deliver picture frames to clients. "And if it goes too far, I'll close my business, people will lose their jobs, that's it. What can I say, not much. This law is pathetic."

Jul 01 04:56

Corbyn: Clowns to the left of him, jokers to the right

Clowns to the left of me, Jokers to the right, here I am...

A political beacon is about to be extinguished unless he breaks with the doomed Labour Party and sets up on his own

Well I don’t know why I came here tonight
I got the feeling that something ain’t right,
I’m so scared in case I fall off my chair,
And I’m wondering how I’ll get down the stairs,
Clowns to the left of me,
Jokers to the right, here I am,
Stuck in the middle with you.
Yes I’m stuck in the middle with you,
And I’m wondering what it is I should do,
It’s so hard to keep this smile from my face,
Losing control, yeah, I’m all over the place,
Clowns to the left of me, Jokers to the right…
— Lyrics from ‘Stuck in the Middle with You’

Jul 01 04:51

Victory Is Possible – Israel Shamir

Brexit is a game-changing event. Now Euro-sceptics all over Europe has got fresh wind in their sails.

Few people expected the positive outcome of Brexit referendum. Among other doubters, I expected the UK government will borrow a trick from the Clinton collection, and proclaim the "Bremain" hath it.

The political establishment of both leading parties, the Tories and Labour, wished to remain in the cosy lap of the EC. This was the will of the Bank of England, and of the City of London; of the powerful media lords, of the creative minority of yuppies, of cosmopolitan intellectuals.

Jul 01 04:46

Brexit: Leaveniks have it. What next?

Britain’s exit from EU deals a body blow to the US’ trans-Atlantic leadership.

The unthinkable has happened with the United Kingdom voting to leave the European Union. (BBC)

Arguably, this is potentially the most serious development in world politics since the collapse of the Soviet Union. (Curiously, both catastrophes happened ‘voluntarily’.)
What lies ahead?

Jul 01 04:41

How Western Military Interventions Shaped the Brexit Vote

What you are seeing with the Brexit is the result of the Obama administrations pro-war, new Cold War policy.

With us to discuss the economic and political context of the Brexit is Michael Hudson. He is a research professor of economics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and author of Killing the Host: How Financial Parasites and Debt Destroy the Global Economy. Also, he is an economics adviser to several governments.

Jun 30 21:53

The Brexit reshuffles world geopolitics

No-one seems to comprehend the consequences of the British decision to leave the European Union.

While the veil is being ripped apart before our eyes, our elites do not understand the situation any better than the Communist Party of Soviet Russia could see the consequences of the fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989 – the dissolution of the USSR in December 1991.

In identical fashion, we will soon be witnessing the dissolution of the European Union, then NATO, and unless they pay close attention, the dismantling of the United States.

Jun 30 06:53

French Workers Battling Hollande Over Labor Reform and Winning

Amid anti-labor reform protests that have swept across France, the government agreed to meet with the leaders of major unions to seek a resolution for the problem. Matthieu Bowla-Reba of the Union of Railroad Workers explains to Radio Sputnik that a specific strike culture allows French people to successfully fight for their civil rights.

Jun 30 06:48

BEX ALERT - France 'probes new death threats' against Charlie Hebdo

According to reports in France an investigation has been launched after a series of death threats were sent to Charlie Hebdo magazine, which was hit by an Islamist terrorist attack last year.

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In France, if you criticise Israel or Jews, you go to jail. But take a look at what is deemed protected free speech by Charlie Hebdo!


Jun 30 06:19

Law Enforcement Sources: Gun Used in Paris Terrorist Attacks Came from Phoenix

One of the guns used in the November 13, 2015 Paris terrorist attacks came from Phoenix, Arizona where the Obama administration allowed criminals to buy thousands of weapons illegally in a deadly and futile “gun-walking” operation known as “Fast and Furious.”

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The gun-grabbers have been pushing the idea that gun dealers ought to be held responsible for the crimes committed with the weapons they provide. So, looks like Obama is guilty of the terrorist attack in Paris!

Jun 28 18:38

Brexit vote is 'final nail in the coffin' for £18billion Hinkley Point nuclear power station plans, says energy expert

Dr Paul Dorfman, an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the Energy Institute, University College London, said EDF, a majority French-owned company, is 'extremely unlikely' to invest given the current economic climate.

The long-delayed project was due to have Hinkley Point power station producing 7 per cent of the UK's electricity by 2017. But, if built, the earliest date it could now start doing so is 2025.

Even that looks a remote possibility according to Dr Dorfman, who told MailOnline Brexit was 'the final nail in the coffin' for Hinkley Point.

He said: 'It gives everybody the chance to slip out without losing any more face.

'How is France going to invest in the UK if the UK is no longer part of the union?

'Not only that but the French nuclear industry has huge financial problems and unions are screaming that they don't want it [Hinkley Point].'

Jun 28 16:18

Italy's financial crisis could DESTROY the Euro as nation tipped to be next domino to fall

The country is facing a series of economic and political crises which could see it crash out of the eurozone just months after Britain rocked Brussels by backing Brexit.

Following the historic vote on Thursday, Italy’s top stock market saw its biggest ever one-day fall of 12 per cent, as traders rushed to dump financial stocks.

The carnage continued this week with shares in the nation's two biggest banks, UniCredit and Intesa Sanpaolo, falling by eight and more than 10 per cent respectively.

Investors are worried Italian banks could go under, thanks to billions of pounds worth of bad loans on their books.

They are estimated to have around £270billion of loans that could default and spark a financial crisis in Italy. Experts believe it could rip apart the eurozone.

Jun 28 14:52

UK Finance Minister: We Must Cut Spending & Raise Taxes

“It’s very clear that the country is going to be poorer as a result of what’s happening to the economy,” Chancellor George Osborne told BBC Radio Tuesday.

Ensuring the UK’s fiscal stability is crucial in the wake of the referendum decision to leave the EU, said Osborne, adding that post-Brexit measures would “absolutely” include cuts in public spending and tax hikes.

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Jun 27 15:08

Video: Dramatic Footage: Paris Police Arrest Suspect At Gunpoint

Police put a section of Paris’ Rue de Charonne on lockdown, Saturday, after reportedly exchanging gunfire with an unnamed assailant.

Jun 27 07:31

TTIP ‘doesn’t respect EU interests’: French PM Valls says ‘non’ to transatlantic treaty

France’s Prime Minister Manuel Valls has dismissed the possibility of an agreement on the US-EU transatlantic trade deal, since it goes against the interests of the European Union.
“No free trade agreement should be concluded if it does not respect EU interests. Europe should be firm. France will be vigilant about this,” Valls said addressing members of the governing Socialist Party on Sunday, AFP reported.

“I can tell you frankly, there cannot be a transatlantic treaty agreement. This agreement is not on track,” Valls added.

Jun 27 07:16

'We can handle Brexit' insist Hollande and Merkel

French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday confirmed they were in "full agreement on how to handle the situation" created by Britain's seismic vote to quit the EU, French presidency sources said after a phone call between the two leaders.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"We invade tomorrow!"

Jun 26 21:15

France To Ban All Pesticides Amid Worldwide Bee Death Epidemic

Waking Times Media

France have announced plans to completely ban the use of pesticides due to unusually high bee deaths worldwide, which French authorities claims pesticides are responsible for.

Jun 26 16:47

EU must STOP INTRUDING in our business, says French PM as Hollande meets Le Pen on Brexit

THE European Union must stop being nit-picky and intrusive, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said today as the bloc scrambled to handle the aftermath of Britain's vote to leave.

Jun 26 08:27

Hollande rejects Le Pen’s calls for Frexit referendum

President Francois Hollande has firmly rejected calls for a referendum on leaving the EU, said French right-wing leader Marine Le Pen. Disappointed with the talks and disregard for public opinion, she was left with the “feeling of coming for nothing.”

“We have called for the implementation of a referendum to ask the French if they wish to remain in the European Union,” Le Pen said according to French media. “He responded ‘no’.”

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Merde!

Jun 24 15:31

Calais mayor threatens to send ‘Jungle’ to Dover in Brexit row

The MAYOR of Calais has threatened to send the migrant Jungle camp across the Channel to Dover by backing out of the Le Touquet treaty.

Natacha Bouchart has urged the French government to immediately begin renegotiating the treaty, which allows British border police and officials to operate in the French port.

Jun 24 14:32

Rothschild Bank Now Under Criminal Investigation After Baron David De Rothschild Indictment

Waking Times Media

Last year, Baron David de Rothschild was indicted by the French government after he was accused of fraud in a scheme that allegedly embezzled large sums of money from British pensioners.

Jun 24 13:28

French Cops Claim They’re Too Tired To Keep Policing Massive Protests

Months of mass demonstrations and violence linked to the Euro 2016 football tournament have left French police begging for mercy. A heated combination of protests against controversial changes to France’s employment laws and outbreaks of violence by Russian and British football fans has taken its toll, leading a union leader to beg for a reprieve for French law enforcement.

Protests opposing Francois Hollande’s proposals to relax France’s labour code began in March and have been called the largest and longest-lasting since the French Revolution. While the government argues the changes are crucial to lower unemployment, protesters claim they are bad for workers’ rights. Countrywide protests have included strikes and blockades of oil refineries and hundreds of fuel depots. Workers also downed tools at the state-owned rail company.

Jun 24 12:38

French Man robbed and Beaten by arab Immigrant in bus

Jun 24 06:52

Thousands protest anti-labor reform in Paris as Hollande vows ‘to go all the way’

Thousands have flocked to the streets of Paris to decry a highly-unpopular labor law. Two thousand police officers were deployed to provide security for the march restricted to a cordoned area of only 1.6km.

The heavy police presence was deployed to provide security for the event, which had initially been banned by the Paris Prefecture on Thursday morning.

Jun 24 06:49

Police arrest 95 amid tight security at Paris protest

Protests against government labour reforms took place across France on Thursday, but the focus was on Paris where thousands gathered amid tight security.

Jun 24 06:36

Brexit: What the European media has to say about the UK's referendum result

Following a decisive victory for Brexit, David Cameron has announced his resignation, markets are in free fall and Nigel Farage has proclaimed "dawn is breaking on an independent United Kingdom."

Now, politicians in other EU countries are calling for referendums of their own. Marion Le Pen is leading calls for a "Frexit" or French-exit.

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DEATH TO THE NEW WORLD ODOR!

Jun 23 17:49

Brexit Fever Spreads: Italy, France, Netherlands & Denmark Seek Vote On Leaving EU

Brexit fever is spreading, politicians all over Europe are calling for their own referendums on ditching the EU superstate.

Jun 23 11:27

'Mix Yourself, Protect Yourself' – French AIDS Campaign Promotes Casual Interracial Sex, Homosexuality

With Euro 2016 set to be held in France, French AIDS organization AIDES has released a rather questionable campaign titled “Colors of Love”.

AIDES released the following four photographs to promote the campaign, alongside a slogan saying “Mix yourself, protect yourself”.

Jun 23 09:14

Clashes break out in Paris involving street vendors and shoppers

Chateau Rouge neighborhood in the 18th arrondissement (district)

Jun 23 07:58

French unions 'win right to march' after ban outrage

Unions claim they have been given the right to march on Thursday, after police had earlier announced a ban that sparked outrage from French politicians.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The people are angry, and from this point on, everything governments do only increases that anger!

Jun 23 07:55

Hollande Facing Showdown as Labor Law Protesters Defy Demo Ban Threat

Francois Hollande - already the most unpopular French president on record - is facing a showdown with unions and students after they threatened to defy a ban on marching through Paris in a day of protests over reforms to France's labor laws.

France has been beset by protests since Hollande's Socialist government forced through changes to the strictly codified French labor laws — known as the Code du travail — in an effort to make it easier for employers to take on permanent staff and allows for more flexible working.

There have been rolling strikes for two months, affecting fuel refineries, fuel depots, the French railway, garbage collections, public services and educational establishments.

Jun 23 07:19

Robert Mundell, economist and "evil genius of the euro"

The idea that the euro has "failed" is dangerously naive. The euro is doing exactly what its progenitor – and the wealthy 1%-ers who adopted it – predicted and planned for it to do.

That progenitor is former University of Chicago economist Robert Mundell. The architect of "supply-side economics" is now a professor at Columbia University, but I knew him through his connection to my Chicago professor, Milton Friedman, back before Mundell's research on currencies and exchange rates had produced the blueprint for European monetary union and a common European currency.

Jun 22 19:40

Even France would LEAVE the ‘sad’ EU if it had a referendum, top French philosopher says

Bernard-Henri Lévi said the French would “probably” abandon the EU if they were given the chance.

The respected philosopher said the EU is clogged-up with bureaucrats who have over regulated everything to the point where there is no longer any room for “dreams or ideas”.

He said: “If there was a referendum in France, they would probably vote for Brexit.

“One of the problems of Europe – which is the explanation for this populist reaction like a Brexit – is that this Europe is not desired any longer. And it does not create desire. This is because the pattern it shows is so sad, so grey, so technical and so technocratic.”

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