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Mar 13 15:29

UK Defense ‘Sales Rep’ Philip Hammond Talks-up a War with Russia

NATO’S INSIDE MAN: Hammond has always been very enthusiastic about increasing tension with Russia, which means more arms sales.

““We are now faced with a Russian leader bent not on joining the international rules-based system which keeps the peace between nations, but on subverting it,” Hammond loudly proclaimed during a speech in London (he could easily been talking about Tony Blair there).

In actuality, the opposite is true. What has Russia done to Britain? Nothing.

Conversely, the facts show that Britain has done more to undermine Russian security and destablize the Ukraine than any other nation outside of the US.

Mar 13 12:23

Vicious vaccine culture war now being waged against informed, intelligent Americans who seek to protect their children from deadly side effects

As this article exhaustively documents and reveals, the vaccine war taking place in America today is actually a "culture war" pursued by the most irrational and intellectually dishonest Big Pharma operatives, bloggers and journalists ever witnessed in recent memory. These people -- the "vaccine pushers" -- ignore real science and use wildly dishonest tactics of fear mongering, social shaming and blatant lying about scientific facts to demonize informed parents and attempt to criminalize those who pose intelligent, scientific questions about vaccine safety.

In this way, U.S. doctors, vaccine patent holders (such as Paul Offit), legislators and health regulators are marching America right down the path of medical crimes against humanity -- the very same thing we once witnessed carried out by scientists operating under the Nazi regime in Germany.

Mar 13 12:01

The Orwellian Re-Branding of “Mass Surveillance” as Merely “Bulk Collection”

Just as the Bush administration and the U.S. media re-labelled “torture” with the Orwellian euphemism “enhanced interrogation techniques” to make it more palatable, the governments and media of the Five Eyes surveillance alliance are now attempting to re-brand “mass surveillance” as “bulk collection” in order to make it less menacing (and less illegal). In the past several weeks, this is the clearly coordinated theme that has arisen in the U.S., UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand as the last defense against the Snowden revelations, as those governments seek to further enhance their surveillance and detention powers under the guise of terrorism.

Mar 13 10:50

US Sanctions on Venezuela Not Really About Human Rights

But what’s not too obvious to point out is what the U.S is actually doing in Venezuela. It’s truly remarkable how the very same people who demand U.S. actions against the democratically elected government in Caracas are the ones who most aggressively mock Venezuelan leaders when they point out that the U.S. is working to undermine their government.

The worst media offender in this regard is The New York Times, which explicitly celebrated the 2002 U.S.-supported coup of Hugo Chavez as a victory for democracy, but which now regularly derides the notion that the U.S. would ever do something as untoward as undermine the Venezuelan government. Watch this short video from Monday where the always-excellent Matt Lee of Associated Press questions a State Department spokesperson this week after she said it was “ludicrous” to think that the U.S. would ever do such a thing:

Mar 13 10:50

CANADIAN TOWN BANS SPITTING, SWEARING AND GATHERING IN GROUPS OF THREE OR MORE

Taber, a town of 8,100 in Alberta, Canada, must be in the midst of the nation’s smallest and least impressive crimewave. How else would you explain the town’s new “Community Standards Bylaw,” which imposes the following on its residents?

Mar 13 10:38

There’s Only One Way to Stop a Murderous Government

I’m sure by now, most of you have heard of the infamous Milgram experiment that was conducted in the early 60’s. I’ll save you the details since, if you’re like me, you’ve probably read about it a dozen times or more already. It’s one of most popular experiments to cite, because it says so much about the nature of evil, and the darkest potential of the human spirit; and anyone who understands the dangers posed by government power, could probably describe the experiment from memory.

In short, Milgram provided an answer to the most tragic question in human history. How do so many good people wind up doing horrific things to their fellow-man? How is it that when the Nazis had to answer for their crimes, all they could say for themselves was “I was just following orders.”

Mar 13 09:47

Hillary Clinton's Questionable Process for Sorting Work Emails

Hillary Clinton asked the public to trust her during a recent press conference at the United Nations, when she stated that she has already complied with transparency laws by turning over all public records she generated as Secretary of State.

She had no business making that claim. A Time magazine report about the process used to identify public records in her possession shows that she cannot possibly know if she is in compliance with the law. And juxtaposing her process with the words used in her press conference shows her core claim to be misleading.

Unless she can disprove the story, her credibility can only suffer from the comparison.

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Mar 13 08:42

‘We grieve with the families of the police officers’ – activist on recent Ferguson shootings

As a manhunt continues for the shooters of two Ferguson police officers at a protest early Thursday morning, new questions are being raised about how the incident will affect the already tense atmosphere between the community and its police department.

Mar 13 06:52

Oregon man commits no crime, but held in jail for 900 days

Vasquez-Hernandez is treated like any other inmate in the Washington County Jail. But he's unlike every other inmate there.

At 897 days and counting, the 59-year-old may be the longest-held material witness in Oregon and perhaps the nation. He's waiting to testify in a murder case.

Mar 13 06:48

Hillary’s Email Mess Gets Messier

“In early March 2015, Secretary Clinton confirmed reports that she used a personal email account, rather than a government account, for government business during her tenure at State. Although AP’s FOIA requests have been pending for years, State first asked Secretary Clinton to turn over emails from that personal account only last summer. Secretary Clinton reportedly provided about 50,000 pages of printed emails to State late last year, and has said she wants those emails to be released to the public. State’s failure to ensure that Secretary Clinton’s governmental emails were retained and preserved by the agency, and its failure timely to seek out and search those emails in response to AP’s requests, indicate at the very least that State has not engaged in the diligent, good-faith search that FOIA requires.”

Mar 13 06:25

US leak investigation stalls over fears of revealing US-Israel anti-Iran operation

An investigation into a top US military general accused of leaking sensitive information has been halted over fears it could confirm a joint US-Israeli covert operation against Iran's nuclear program, according to US officials.

Federal prosecutors had been investigating whether former vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Marine General James E. Hoss Cartwright, leaked highly classified information to a New York Times reporter, current and former US officials say.

The leaked information was about a highly-classified operation to hinder Iran’s nuclear enrichment capability through cyber-sabotage, an operation not acknowledged by Israel or the US.

Mar 13 06:15

British Police Roll Out New ‘Precrime’ Software to Catch Would-Be Criminals

Police claim that this new computer allows them to conduct more ‘targeted investigations’, but does it really? The burglary ring detailed below could have just as easily been tackled through traditional, or ‘human’ police detective work. Machines do not necessarily do a better job than humans, but that’s not really the point. What they really provide for 21st century police and security services is a machine to blame should anything ‘go wrong’. That need to relinquish themselves of any human liability and responsibility is the No.1 motivator for institutions who are chomping at the bit to adopt this type of technocratic technology.

Mar 13 06:02

European Central Bank ‘asphyxiating’ Greece - Varoufakis

Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said the European Central Bank is holding cash-strapped Athens in a choke-hold in order to push through negotiations on the country’s bailout program.

The European Central Bank has essentially cut Greece off from short-term lending, which makes borrowing more expensive for the already heavily-indebted nation. If Athens doesn’t strike a deal with Brussels, they will lose emergency assistance funding from the ECB.

Mar 13 06:02

Bill C-51 committee hears monologues, but few questions

A lot can be inferred as to someone's leanings on a particular topic by the questions they ask.

In the first hour of testimony at Thursday’s review of the government’s anti-terrorism bill, Conservative MPs posed only one question.

"Are you fundamentally opposed to taking terrorists off the streets?" Conservative MP Rick Norlock asked Carmen Cheung of the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association — an echo of former public security minister Vic Toews’s "stand with us or with the child pornographers" statement.

Mar 13 05:58

Mass spying on UK citizens ‘essential,’ say MPs in landmark report

A Parliamentary report examining the mass collection of private communications by UK security agencies has defended the practice as “essential.”

The Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) report, published on Thursday, said only a “tiny” proportion of data collected was ever seen by human eyes.

Intelligence agencies “do not seek to circumvent the law” and must seek the “specific authorization” of a cabinet minister before spying on individuals in the UK, the ISC said.

Mar 13 05:44

Spain puts 'gag' on freedom of expression as senate approves security law

The Spanish senate has voted to push forward with controversial changes to the country’s public security laws, cracking down on Spaniards’ rights of freedom of assembly and expression despite opposition from activists and human rights groups.

Mar 13 05:05

IDF prepares for possibility of multi-pronged terror attack coming from Sinai

"The scenario that we are preparing for is a multi-pronged terror threat directed against our forces and civilians in the Eilat area,"
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"In the past, we have seen incidents in this area. The scenario is a multi-pronged attack, not just at one site, and we will likely have to deal with this challenge without prior warning."
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"our mission as a division is to ensure a feeling of security and routine in the area. Whether it is in Eilat or Nitzana. The operational challenges are very complicated, because on the one hand you have here a peaceful border, and on the other hand a frontier area in Sinai has developed that enables terrorist groups to grow like Ansar Bayit al-Maqdis which became an ISIS affiliate. This organization, as we have seen recently, creates a number of terror attacks against the Egyptian army, and this is one of the more bothersome challenges which we are preparing for."

Mar 13 04:33

Netanyahu tries to rally base amid polls predicting Zionist Union lead

"If we do not close the gap between the [Zionist Union] and Likud – then Isaac Herzog and Tzipi Livni will be the prime ministers of Israel, backed by the Arabs"

(*NOT YET with the crowd cheering effect , you schmuck
nodding yayhoo )

Mar 13 03:49

Iran's Ayatollah Slams Republican Senators' Letter

Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, criticized an open letter sent by 47 U.S. Republican Senators to Tehran about the ongoing negotiations on Iran's nuclear program, saying the move showed "disintegration" in U.S. politics.
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"Of course I am worried. Every time we reach a stage where the end of the negotiations is in sight, the tone of the other side, specifically the Americans, becomes harsher, coarser and tougher. This is the nature of their tricks and deceptions,"
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Kerry stunned
"No one is questioning anybody's right to dissent. But to write to the leaders in the middle of a negotiation.....and suggest they're going to give a constitutional lesson, which by the way is incorrect, is quite stunning,"
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(*Yet the investigation into Drinking On The Job only is encompassing two secret service members)

Mar 13 03:00

The Two Drunk Secret Service Agents Drove Into A Crime Scene investigation

Secret Service agents nearly drove over 'suspicious package' in investigation near White House, sources say

The two Secret Service agents who were drinking on the night they drove into a crime scene investigation near the White House almost ran over a “suspicious package,” sources told Fox News on Thursday.

The details of the March 4 incident come as officials seek to downplay what’s been the latest embarrassing episode for the troubled agency.

Police were examining the package around 10 p.m. when the two senior agents – one of whom is a top member of President Obama’s protective detail – arrived at a guard shack checkpoint that had been vacated due to its proximity to the package, which turned out to be a book covered in a shirt.
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The officers on duty who witnessed the incident wanted to arrest the agents and conduct sobriety tests, but they were ordered by a supervisor on duty that night to let the agents go home.

(*The stench is starting to Emit from this crock . They're being investigated for drunk driving , not so much screwing up the crime scene . )

Mar 12 20:51

Father Faces 20 Years Prison For Treating Daughter’s Cancer With Cannabis Oil

The medical mafia and the governments of ‘civilized’ nations have forced other children to have chemotherapy against their will. Can you imagine losing all rights to care for a sick child and having to sit idly by – or in jail – while the system dictates what is in the best interest of your progeny?

The laws clearly need to change. No government should be able to own your children and decide what is right for them – especially in light of the child sex abuse claims just now coming to the surface involving congress members and the UK parliament. Though there have been whistleblowers for years now. Are these really the people we want making medical decisions about our children?

Mar 12 19:46

The Maui GMO ban, human experimentation, and war crimes

To summarize: in the last election, the voters of Maui, in a ballot measure, decided to place a temporary ban on further Dow/Monsanto GMO/pesticide experiments in Maui County.

Immediately, Monsanto, Dow, and yes, even the County government of Maui (betraying their own voters), lined up against the results of the vote.

Monsanto and Dow, joined by the Maui County government, sued to nullify the results of the vote, claiming the regulation of GMOs comes under the control of the state of Hawaii and the federal government, and can’t be decided at the county level.

That’s where we are now. The voters’ demands are suspended in limbo. Their legal call for an independent commission to investigate the practices of Monsanto and Dow in Maui County, and decide whether they threaten the people and the land—that urgent call has been silenced for the time being.

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Mar 12 13:55

Impending Threat to Canadian Democracy: Harper Government’s “Anti-Terrorism Act” isn’t about Terrorism, it’s a Torture Act

The Harper government’s Bill C-51, or Anti-Terrorism Act, has been in the public domain for over a month. Long enough for us to know that it subverts basic principles of constitutional law, assaults rights of free speech and free assembly, and is viciously anti-democratic.

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Mar 12 11:53

The Paramilitary Occupation of America

It is necessary to call things by their right names. The obscene regularity of police murders in the United States has reached the point where it is appropriate to speak of the police as an occupying army, whose daily violence and brutality can best be described as a war against the country’s poor and working people.

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Mar 12 11:26

Leading digital rights organization throws support behind National Day of Action against the government's Secret Police Bill C-51

OpenMedia is encouraging Internet users across Canada to support events in over 35 cities this Saturday March 14

VANCOUVER, March 10, 2015 /CNW/ - Digital rights group OpenMedia is throwing its support behind a massive National Day of Action against Bill C-51 this Saturday March 14. Sparked by concerned citizens on social media platforms Facebook, and reddit, events are being organized right across Canada, from Victoria to Halifax. OpenMedia is supporting the day of action by launching an online action platform to empower those speaking out against C-51 at http://StopC51.ca

Public opinion is rapidly turning against the bill, with a recent EKOS opinion poll revealing that only 29% of Canadians would give up personal privacy safeguards in order to boost spy agency powers. Over 75,000 people have already spoken out online in recent weeks calling on Prime Minister Harper to rein in the unaccountable powers and violations of our civil liberties contained in Bill C-51.

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Mar 12 10:19

‘Idle Car’ Bill in NY Pays Citizens to Record, Snitch on Drivers

(Truthstream Media.com) Environmental offenses are carrying increasingly heavy prices, as the 21st Century tends towards tightly controlled urban living.

Cities like New York are now closely monitoring the impact of human activity and assessing new fines and fees for excess. Take a new bill to regulate “idle cars,” an issue that NY Councilwoman Helen Rosenthal says “is a real environmental problem and a real public health problem” that contributes to pollution death, but is little enforced.

Rosenthal’s bill would increase fines for idling to up to $1500 for a first offense and $2000 for a second offense, while offering a cut of the money to resident snitches who record video of the offending vehicles and turn in their idling neighbors.

Read more at Truthstream Media.com

Mar 12 09:34

Senator: Don't Use Obamacare or Russian Mobsters Will Steal Your Identity

Freshman US Senator Tom Cotton is currently enjoying his 15-minutes of glorious, Republican fame after organizing the Congressional letter to Iranian leadership. But long before his heyday of mailing potentially illegal memos, Cotton had a different strategy for gaining prominence: warning the uninsured about Obamacare and the Russian mob.

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Mar 12 09:12

Bill C-51: Privacy watchdog Daniel Therrien blocked from committee witness list

The Commons public safety committee isn't planning to give the federal privacy watchdog the opportunity to share his concerns publicly with MPs over sweeping new information-sharing powers that would be given to national security agencies under the government's proposed anti-terror bill.

"At this point, we have not been invited," a spokeswoman for Privacy Commissioner Daniel Therrien told CBC News Wednesday.

"The commissioner has said that, given the significant implications for privacy, he would welcome an opportunity to appear to discuss his submission in more detail with committee members," Valerie Lawton said.

Mar 12 09:09

IT Expert Says He Traced Hillary’s Email Server To Manhattan Government Building

Cyber-security expert Vinny Troia told Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren on Tuesday that he traced the IP address of the server Hillary Clinton used to host the private email account she used as secretary of state to a government building in the heart of New York City.

“I did read reports that [the server] was at her house, but when we traced the IP address it came back to the city office here in downtown Manhattan,” Troia told Van Susteren.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If Hillary had her email served on a government computer, than everything on it is the property of the taxpayers! If those 31,000 erased emails were private, then she was using government property for personal use. If those erased emails were official business, Hillary is guilty of destroying public property!

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Mar 12 08:37

Conspiracy, Anyone?

Iran and Syria are the last two holdouts among the Muslim states still resisting the New World Order. The CIA/Mossad-manufactured terrorist group, ISIS, is providing the West with the beheadings and such. (Even though we now know some of the infamous beheadings are phony and not real. Plus, have you noticed that the U.S. media pays NO ATTENTION to the beheadings being committed by Saudi Arabia or Mexican drug gangs--beheadings that have been going on for much longer and with much greater frequency?) And Bibi is pulling on the heart strings of the American people (Christians in particular) by creating the new monster that must be destroyed, namely Iran (and Syria).

In the aftermath of Bibi’s speech, we now have warmongering GOP senators threatening a declaration of war against Iran, even though Iran has not threatened a country in over 250 years.

Mar 12 08:09

WHO Puts Kenyan Tetanus Vaccine Under Police Guard to Avoid Testing

In 1995, WHO come to Kenya through the ministry of health and offered to run a similar campaign. On the backdrop of what had happened in South America and the fact that the campaigns details were identical,

the Catholic Church in Kenya requested the ministry of health to have the vaccine tested before it was administered. The ministry of health agreed with the Church and ordered for the vaccine to be tested before administration. WHO opted to withdraw the vaccine and cancel the campaign instead of submitting it for testing!

Mar 12 07:58

Ferguson protesters taunt police as two cops are led off with 'serious' injuries following shooting sparked by police chief's resignation and $100,000 pay-off

Michael Brown protesters celebrating what they considered to be the long-overdue resignation of Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson last night taunted cops after two officers were shot as they guarded the station.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The most logical assumption is that the shooters were agents provocateurs shooting police to build sympathy and public forgiveness for the unbridled brutality by police against all Americans, and possibly to trigger rioting useful for more draconian controls on our lives.

Mar 12 07:55

The ISIS-US Empire – Their Unholy Alliance Fully Exposed

Let’s be perfectly clear. The United States is not actually at war with ISIS. As Global Research director, economist and author Michel Chossudovsky plainly points out recently, Obama is simply waging “a fake war” against the Islamic State forces, putting on another propaganda show for mainstream media to keep his flock of American sheeple asleep in echo-chambered darkness. With a mere cursory review of recent historical events, one can readily realize that virtually everything Big Government tells us is happening in the world, you can bet is a boldface lie.

Mar 12 07:53

Wikipedia Sues NSA For Spying Program

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Mar 12 07:27

10,000 troops to continue guarding France streets after attacks

France plans to keep 10,000 troops on the streets across the country following the recent terrorist attacks that claimed 17 lives and shocked the nation in January.

Mar 12 07:19

You're Selling Us War (But We're Not Buying) - Claire K. Rivero

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Mar 12 01:35

UN failed Syria


UN failed Syria, say aid groups

Beirut - Aid agencies said on Thursday that 2014 was the worst year of the Syrian conflict so far and that three United Nations Security Council resolutions aimed at alleviating the suffering had failed.

The UN resolutions passed last year demanded an end to arbitrary killing and torture, and the removal of barriers to aid access imposed by the Syrian government and insurgents.

“There have been more killings, more bombings, a massive increase in displacement and a huge increase in the number of people in need of humanitarian assistance,” said Daniel Gorevan, a Syria policy advisor at British charity Oxfam.

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Mar 11 17:53

The Militarization Of France Is Not Temporary: "10,000 Troops To Remain On The Streets"

Who could have seen this coming? The French government, having deployed military to its streets during the attacks by Islamic extremists last month, has - just as every other government in the world in the new normal - decided that this temporary militarization of French streets is now permanent. As RT reports, President Hollande has decided to "maintain the level of the army on the national territory at 10,000 troops," with a total of 7,000 troops monitoring (and protecting) religious buildings.

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Mar 11 15:43

Federal Reserve Tells Bank of America to Resubmit Capital Plan in Fall

The Federal Reserve approved Bank of America Corp.’s capital plan in the bank regulator’s annual “stress test” on Wednesday, but told the bank it needed to change its capital planning process and submit a new plan in the fall.

Mar 11 15:40

U.S. Fed slashes dividend plans of three major Wall Street banks

Three major U.S. Wall Street banks had to scale back planned investor payouts after an annual check-up by the Federal Reserve, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and JPMorgan Chase & Co., all with large and risky trading operations

Mar 11 15:28

Citigroup Has Cleanest Fed-Test Pass of Wall Street Rivals

(*You might want to put on your hip boots , before you go wading into this pile of Bovine Excrement !)

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Mar 11 12:23

Exclusive Audio: As POTUS, Sen. Graham Vows U.S. Military Force Against Non-Compliant Congress

While visiting the Concord City Republican Committee on March 7th at the “Politics and Pies” forum, the 59-year-old Senator asserted that American ground troops would be necessary to defeat ISIS. In addition, he advocated for the reversal of defense spending cuts and, as President of the United States, Graham would restrict the movement of lawmakers until those cuts are reversed.

In a chilling statement, Graham said he would not allow Congress to leave D.C. until his demands are met, declaring he would use United States military force to keep them there.

“…and here is the first thing I would do if I were President of the United States, I wouldn’t let Congress leave town until we fix this. I would literally use the military to keep them in if I had to.”

Mar 11 12:21

U.S. Government to Citizens: 'You Can't Leave without Our Permission'

At the same time the Obama Administration is throwing open the doors to the country to illegal aliens, he and other lawmakers are working overtime to shut those doors to Americans.

As noted in a blog post on the website of Armstrong Economics, first the Internal Revenue Service used the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, or FATCA, of 2010, to hunt down any assets Americans had overseas.

Now, Armstrong says, there is an attempt by a GOP lawmaker to use the excuse of preventing terrorism to hunt down American assets once again.

Mar 11 12:03

U.S. Sanctions Against Venezuela Denounced by Latin American Leaders

President Obama has issued an executive order placing sanctions on seven Venezuelan officials for alleged human rights violations and political prosecution of opposition protesters since February 2014. The statement, which opens by describing, quote, "the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States posed by the situation in Venezuela." Obama will order the freezing of the officials' assets and block their entry to the U.S.

It has been denounced by several Latin American leaders. Bolivian President Evo Morales said, "We condemn, we repudiate, in the 21st century we won't accept this kind of intervention by the United States". Well, Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa said, "It must be a bad joke, which reminds us of the darkest hours of our America, when we received invasions and dictatorships imposed by imperialism."

Mar 11 10:50

E.C.B. Bond-Buying Program Is ‘Pointing in the Right Direction,’ Draghi Says

FRANKFURT — The president of the European Central Bank defended its fledgling asset purchase program before a skeptical audience on Wednesday, saying the benefits were filtering down to consumers and businesses while protecting the rest of the eurozone from the political turmoil in Greece.

(*"Vertrauen Sie mir , ich bin ein Banker !")

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Mar 11 09:15

U.S.-BACKED REBEL NOW ISIL'S MAN IN LIBYA

The leader of the al-Qaeda-linked rebel forces that brought down Moammar Gadhafi is now the Islamic State’s top man in Libya, according to various media reports, indicating a further unraveling of the Pyrrhic victory achieved by the U.S. and NATO air war on Libya in 2011.

Mar 11 08:03

Washington is recalibrating its ISIS strategy

Washington is recalibrating its ISIS strategy—with dangerous implications

As ISIS continues its onslaught in the Middle East and beyond, the United States is caught between two radically different responses. On the one hand, Washington wants allies to do far more of the heavy lifting in a broad coalition with a narrow mission: to “degrade and ultimately destroy” ISIS’ capabilities. But the administration is now shifting towards a more aggressive stance: to take the lead in defeating ISIS—and fast. The result is a strategic wasteland where allies are left guessing. Will America lead from behind or lead from in front? What’s driving this change?

There is growing pressure for this shift
(* http://www.foxnews.com/world/2015/03/11/iraqi-forces-enter-isis-held-c... )

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Mar 11 07:53

The euro’s tumbling _ here’s why

The main reason is the European Central Bank has not only cut interest rates but also started creating more euros to put into the financial system.

The ECB had been reluctant to do so for years, but in 2014 it changed course. As policymakers faced the prospect of minimal growth and falling prices, which can further weigh on an economy, it cut its main interest rate in September to 0.05 percent. The move hit the euro by reducing the potential returns on investments in the eurozone.

As that proved insufficient to turn the eurozone around, the ECB has started buying government bonds in the markets with newly-created money.

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