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Jul 12 15:25

Hundreds of migrants break out of Greek camp ATTACKING police and aid workers

HUNDREDS of migrants have broken out of a refugee detention centre on the Greek island of Leros yesterday.

The migrants ran out of the centre to protest against violence within the centre and the awful living conditions.

Tensions are rising at the refugee centre and there have been various uprisings by migrants at the camp who want to know what their fates entail.

They threw stones and water bottles at the island's police and aid workers and refugee agencies even evacuated their staff.

Jul 12 15:13

Iceland Proves You Don’t Need a Politician or Businessman as President

Waking Times

With admiration, many have been observing Iceland’s handling of the banking crisis that jolted the entire world in recent years. Now experiencing a unique economic recovery, the Icelandic public became aware in 2008 that the nation’s private banks had borrowed some $120 billion dollars, ten times the size of Iceland’s economy, creating an economic bubble which forced housing prices to double, and saddled the nation’s people with debt.

Jul 12 15:11

Breaking: Norway Becomes First Nation In The World To Ban Deforestation

Waking Times Media

Did you know? Every year, an estimated 55 billion tons of fossil energy, minerals, metals, and bio mass is extracted from the Earth. As a result, humans are using up 50% more natural resources than the planet can comfortably provide. Scientists even speculate that within 100 years, the world’s rain forests could completely vanish.

This spells trouble for future generations, which is why Norway recently banned the practice of deforestation – the first in the world to do so.

Jul 12 15:10

Italy on the Brink

Jul 12 15:09

Here’s What the Brexit Did to the World’s 400 Richest People

Waking Times Media

For all the scaremongering and threats of an imminent financial apocalypse should Brexit win, including dire forecasts from the likes of George Soros, the Bank of England, David Cameron (who even invoked war), and even Jacob Rothschild, something “unexpected” happened yesterday: the UK was the best performing European market following the Brexit outcome.

Jul 12 13:51

Who's Most Afraid Of Contagion From Italy's Bank Meltdown?

French and German banks.

Contagion is the reason Italy’s banking crisis is all of a sudden Europe’s biggest existential threat. Greece’s intractable problems are out of sight, out of mind; Brexit momentarily spooked investors and bankers; but Italy’s banking woes have the potential to wipe out investors and undo over 60 years of supranational state-building in Europe.

Jul 12 12:58

BANK RUNS HAVE BEGUN IN ITALY!!!!! ATM's Being Emptied!!!!

We have numerous reports of BANK RUNS taking place right now throughout Italy. Reports of lines of people at ATM's are draining the automatic tellers of all cash.

This comes after weeks of speculation about the health of several Italian banks, including the oldest Bank Monte dei Paschi, which has been in business since the year 1472 - twenty years before Columbus discovered America!

Snce March of this year, SuperStation95 has been reporting the Italian banking system is a “leaning tower” heading toward collapse at literally any moment. And as Italy’s banks begin to go down like dominoes, it is going to set off financial panic all over Europe unlike anything we have ever seen before.

Jul 12 12:07

The Euro on the Brink of Disaster

Jul 12 11:06

Elgin Marbles Must Be Returned To Greece, Say MPs

A group of British legislators have unveiled a bill seeking the return of the Elgin Marbles to Greece exactly 200 years since the British Parliament approved the purchase of the ancient sculptures.

Jul 12 07:39

Brexit Revolution and Counter-Revolution

It was a terrific slap because the British people did not buckle, despite the brutal campaign by the Transnational Elite to force them, using all means at its disposal, including the mass media controlled by them.[2] The `Project Fear dismally failed because, as the flagship of the globalist “Left” pointed out, its “fundamental mistake was that it did not understand that far too many Britons, already living insecure and uncertain lives, felt they had little to lose.

Jul 12 07:38

CYPRUS' PARLIAMENT VOTED FOR THE REMOVAL OF ANTI-RUSSIAN SANCTIONS

The initiators of the vote are calling for the normalization of relations with Russia and the restoration of old commercial and political ties between the countries of the European Community and Moscow. Of the 50 deputies, 33 supported the bill, 17 abstained, and none voted against it.

Jul 11 20:39

NATO LOSES COUNTENANCE

F. William Engdahl
The NATO summit in Warsaw is a part of the nuclear “chicken game”. Washington and the NATO Generals are trying to provoke Russia into an escalation of tensions, because certain circles in the US are becoming desperate over their diminishing power over the world. And they are really losing it. They see a military escalation as the only thing to save their control.

Jul 11 19:49

Fears struggling Italy banks could spark financial crisis as Brussels REFUSES to help

EU bosses have told Rome to stop asking for a £3.4billion payout to save Italy's struggling banks.

Jul 11 19:47

PEOPLE'S REVOLUTION: Italy to hold referendum which voters could use to boot out pro-EU PM

ITALY is set to hold a referendum on parliamentary reform which could become a poll on the EU in the wake of the UK's Brexit decision.

The autumn vote is about major constitutional change to Rome's notoriously slow and costly system of government.

But pro-EU Premier Matteo Renzi has staked his political future on the outcome and will stand down if his proposals are defeated.

Jul 11 17:36

MASSIVE Chaos to Start…Tomorrow?

Europe is imploding as we speak. From riots in Berlin to ATM runs in Italy to Deutsche Bank begging for a 150B Euro bailout – all the controls are breaking down and there is no way to stop it.

Many people are asking…WHY NOW?

I think it has to do with the BREXIT derivatives that start paying out this week.

Let’s face it – the BREXIT was unexpected by the elite even up to the evening of the vote. TRILLIONS in FX bets were gambled on the outcome and those who were supposed to be “in the know” got it wrong. Now they have to pay up according to the rules set out in the ISDA Master Derivative Agreements and individual derivative contracts on OTC Derivative Market.

Jul 11 14:07

This Europe Isn’t MY Europe

The EU is a precarious subject these days. Both backers and detractors are subject to harsh criticism, and those wanting to leave the EU are habitually considered populists or nationalists. However, this Europe, with its undeniable capitalist and neoliberal penchants, isn’t MY Europe, or at least not the Europe I once pictured it to be. That is why, as it stands, I vehemently oppose the present shape of the European Union.

Jul 11 11:33

Gorbachev: 'The Next War Will Be the Last'

Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev declared in an interview with radio station Echo Moskvy that if the crisis escalates to another war, this war will be the last.

This picture shows the National Stadium in Warsaw, Poland, on July 7, 2016, the venue of the upcoming NATO summit
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NATO Not to Cooperate With Moscow in Usual Format Until Minsk Obligations Fulfilled - Obama
NATO leaders agreed on Friday to deploy military forces to the Baltic states and eastern Poland while increasing air and sea patrols to demonstrate readiness to defend eastern members against the alleged ‘Russian aggression.'
Mikhail Gorbachev reportedly said after the summit that the decisions made at NATO summit in Warsaw should be regarded as a preparation for a hot war with Russia.

On Saturday, Gorbachev told Echo Moskvy in an interview that he sticks to what he had said earlier and that he considers NATO decisions short-sighted and dangerous.

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This man is not only an adept student of history; during his time as President of the Soviet Union, he was also a very powerful creator of history as well.

And remember; if President Obama declares martial law as a result of these riots in the US, if they escalate, he may stay in office during a "transitional period", and this will give him both time, and carte blanche to work with NATO in declaring war against Russia, with both no Congressional or popular support on launching such a war.

And if Russia gives Obama no military cause to create war, NATO and the west will just create a false flag incident to be blamed on Russia to start the war.

Unfortunately, just because a move would be the most pig-headedly, ham-fistedly stupid thing the American government can do is absolutely no guarantee that it will not be done.

And a war against Russia would be one of the most pig-headedly, ham-fistedly stupid thing the US government could possibly, in either the long or short term.

The US military doesn't have the troops strength, the weaponry, the money, or the manufacturing to insure a positive outcome to a conventional war against either Russia and/or China, and if they don't understand this, we are all headed for a great amount of hurt.

Jul 11 10:59

Brexit: Could a Messy Divorce Damage NATO?

But as the ramifications of the UK’s exit from the EU and the myriad potential problems, pitfalls, and divisions that this process could trigger – or once again force to the surface – begin to become clear, the question can be asked: how will this affect the relationship of NATO allies and the cohesion and stability of the Alliance? If the UK’s divorce from the EU becomes a messy and painful affair it will strain relations between the two and could spill over into the NATO realm. NATO’s integrity being vulnerable may sound far-fetched, but not long ago so too did the UK leaving the EU.

Jul 11 09:06

Deutsche Bank's Chief Economist Calls For €150 Billion Bailout Of European Banks

The cards have been tipped, and it appears Italy's Prime Minister may have been right.

In the aftermath of Brexit, much of the investing public's attention has turned to Italian banks which are in desperate need of a bailout as a result of €360 billion in bad loans growing worse by the day (and not a bail-in, as European regulations mandate, as that would lead to an immediate bank run) to avoid a freeze and/or collapse of Italy's banking sector. This has pushed stock prices - and default risk - on Italian banks to record levels. So far Italy's bailout requests have mostly fallen on deaf ears, as Germany's political leaders have resisted Renzi's recurring pleas for a taxpayer funded rescue. However, as we have alleged, and as the Italian Prime Minister admitted last week, the core risk for Europe is not just the Italian banking sector but the biggest bank of all in Europe: Deutsche Bank.

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Jul 11 09:00

Homeless Vet Forced From Shelter And Freezes To Death… Just Across Town ‘Refugees’ Get Free Housing And Food

This is what happens when bleeding heart liberals (is there any other kind?) decide that bringing in refugees is more important than addressing homelessness in their own nation. This happened in Sweden in early January. But it’s also happening here in America.

‘Refugees’ arriving in Sweden are plied with an endless list of entitlements, as seen in the video. But during the same time frame this family was getting free housing, a homeless Swedish vet froze to death.

Jul 11 08:58

NATO Disorients Raison D’etre: All Not Quiet on Eastern Front

Instead of joining forces in the War on Terror in Syria, the War Party in Washington continues to provoke Russia by shifting NATO’s focus to increasing military buildups in Eastern Europe.

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Jul 11 08:53

French riot police in battle with Calais migrants, in pictures

Jul 11 08:37

Cologne sex assaults: many crimes 'will never be solved' say police

Many more perpetrators were involved in New Year sex attacks in Cologne and other German cities than previously thought, a police inquiry has reportedly found.

Some 2,000 men were involved in the attacks, in which women were surrounded by mobs and sexually assaulted in the centre of Cologne and other cities, according to a draft of the police report leaked to German media.

More than 1,200 women were victims of the attacks. Only 120 suspects have been identified in police investigations.

Jul 11 07:16

It's not your grandfather's Cold War, Canadian and NATO officials insist

There is something NATO — and more importantly Canadian officials — want you to understand about the rising tensions with Russia: This is NOT your grandfather's Cold War.

In fact, throughout last weekend's Warsaw Summit they were really skittish about anyone drawing any comparisons to the nearly half century long standoff between East and West, which brought the world to the precipice of nuclear annihilation.

"The Cold War is history and it should remain history," NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg declared, as though just saying so was more than enough to make it so.

Jul 11 07:07

NATO Marches Toward Destruction

As the West’s elites growl about “Russian aggression” – as they once did about Iraq’s WMD – NATO leaders meet in Poland to plan a costly and dangerous new Cold War, while shunning the few voices of dissent, John V. Walsh warns.

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Jul 11 06:36

EU migrant crisis deepens as asylum claims jump by 45 per cent in 2016

More than half a million claims have been made since the start of this year leaving the real possibility that the influx of migrants and refugees could prove to be a record in 2016.

And the numbers are only set to climb as the summer months make the journey easier for those determined to find new lives in the 28 member states.

According to new figures released by the European Asylum Support Office, 509,412 individual applications were received from January to May.

However last year's figures show the EU recorded just 350,243 from January to May.

The majority of those seeking resettlement are from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, the Western Balkans and Pakistan.

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 09 20:29

NATO Marches Toward Destruction

The Brexit is just one rumbling of such discontent.

As the West’s elites growl about “Russian aggression” – as they once did about Iraq’s WMD – NATO leaders meet in Poland to plan a costly and dangerous new Cold War, while shunning the few voices of dissent.

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier’s cry of distress is that of a man watching a tidal wave of destruction gathering force, similar to ones that have engulfed his country twice in the Twentieth Century.

Jul 09 09:27

Weak eurozone is on the brink, warns IMF...as Nobel winner says euro could be scrapped

The single currency area is now at a critical point amid ‘flagging faith’ in the bloc, it warned.

In a withering assessment, it also said the refugee crisis could trigger the end of free movement and sounded the alarm over growing levels of Euroscepticism following the Brexit vote.

The IMF said: ‘The euro area is at a critical juncture. Muddling through is increasingly untenable.’ It added: ‘Unless collective problems are solved, the euro area is likely to suffer repeated bouts of economic and political instability leading to crises of confidence and economic setbacks.’

Jul 09 08:18

How George Soros Singlehandedly Created The European Refugee Crisis - And Why

George Soros is trading again.

The 85-year-old political activist and philanthropist hit the headlines post-Brexit saying the event had “unleashed” a financial-market crisis.

Well, the crisis hasn’t hit Soros just yet.

He was once again on the right side of the trade, taking a short position in troubled Deutsche Bank and betting against the S&P via a 2.1-million-share put option on the SPDR S&P 500 ETF.

More interestingly, Soros recently took out a $264 million position in Barrick Gold, whose share price has jumped over 14% since Brexit. Along with this trade, Soros has sold his positions in many of his traditional holdings.

Jul 09 08:14

NATO to deploy up to 4,000 troops to boost eastern flank against Russia

NATO leaders have agreed to deploy thousands of troops in Poland and the Baltic states in a bid to strengthen the 28-nation alliance’s eastern borders in Europe against Russia.

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Attention people of Europe. The US and NATO are going to start a war in which your children will be killed and crippled, in which the front lines will be your front lawns. This is not theoretical! They are really going to do it because they have wrecked the world and blowing it all up is the only way they can think of to hide their guilt!

Jul 09 08:13

NATO missile defense goes live in Europe, isolating Russia not the goal – Stoltenberg

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg announced that the alliance’s ballistic missile defense system in Europe is now operational. The system includes warships, long-range missile defense interceptors and radars placed across the territory controlled by the allied forces.

“Today we have decided to declare initial operational capability of the NATO ballistic missile defense system. This means that the US ships based in Spain, the radar in Turkey and the interceptor site in Romania are now able to work together under NATO command and NATO control," he explained.

Stoltenberg added that the shield is “entirely defensive" and "represents no threat to Russia's strategic nuclear deterrent.”

Jul 08 19:01

Euro-PIIGS Are Squealing Again

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Jul 08 15:23

EU population UP by nearly TWO MILLION last year thanks to immigration

THE population of the European Union jumped to 510.1 MILLION last year, shocking new figures have revealed.

Jul 08 15:16

'Misguided' EU policy means migrant crisis to continue for next TWO CENTURIES, bloc admits

BRUSSELS' "misguided" immigration policy means the effects of the European migrant crisis will continue until the end of the next century, European Union (EU) bureaucrats have admitted.

Hungarian MP Károly Kontrát hit out at the way the bloc is dealing with the crisis, saying it was "endangering the security and unity of Europe".

Jul 08 13:08

After Brexit NATO to Become Washington’s 'Main Tool to Control Europe'

Currently, there are attempts to organize a new referendum on Britain’s membership in the European Union. If Britain remained in the bloc it would be in the interests of the United States and NATO.

Obama Believes UK to Remain Strong NATO Member After Brexit
However, if finally London withdraws from the EU NATO will return to its initial role, Vladislav Jovanovic, a Yugoslavian veteran diplomat and former Yugoslavian ambassador to Turkey, said.

According to him, NATO’s role will be to keep Germany in Europe while keeping Russia as far as possible from Europe. In this situation, the US will remain the most powerful military player on the continent.

Jovanovic suggested that Brexit is only the first step in the weakening of the EU. The Brexit vote has revealed a number of internal contradictions between different country members. Moreover, the EU has structural problems which cannot be resolved with its traditional tools.

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Don't look for any "thaw" against Russia in this current NATO Summit; if anything, look for a harder stance against Russia, possibly leading to a shooting war against it.

Jul 08 13:02

US Sends Another 1,000 Troops To Poland As Part Of NATO Effort To Counter Russia

President Obama is in Warsaw, Poland today where NATO members are holding a summit to show the alliance will stand firm against new threats, including a “resurgent Russia.” The Warsaw meeting is being held in a district of the capital, Praga, that Poles view as a symbol of Russian betrayal of their nation.

In the meeting, Obama called on NATO to "stand firm" against Russia, terrorism and other challenges even as a key member, UK, retrenches from Europe. In an op-ed published in the Financial Times on Friday, Obama says the U.S. and European nation "must summon the political will, and make concrete commitments" to affirm European cooperation.

“This may be the most important moment for our transatlantic alliance since the end of the Cold War,” Obama wrote. “Russia’s aggression against Ukraine threatens our vision of a Europe that is whole, free and at peace.” The US president added that “NATO will once again send a very clear message that we are here.”

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I am sorry: it is NATO and the US who are doing the aggression here.

Someone in the US Congress better darned well get ready to invoke the 25th Amendment to the Constitution, stating that if a President is unable, mentally or physically, to stay in office, needs to be replaced by the Vice-President.

Obama definitely qualifies right now, because he cannot possibly be in his right mind, and is unfit to lead the country.

It is obvious, in making this statement, that President Obama has utterly lost his reality license.

Jul 08 12:05

NATO Heads Of State Summit Under The Dictate Of The US

“The gathering of NATO Heads of State and Governments in The Warsaw Summit rather will be not in sake of the EU. The NATO’s summit will as usual adopt a series of decisions, a package of US dictations sent earlier to NATO member states. For example, the US President Barack Obama demanded Germany to deploy military forces on the Russian border of Litauen.

From my opinion strengthening the military presence at the Russian borders will have a negative effect on the relation between the European countries and Russia. Which is in the interest of the Transatlantic Pact and of the US, who themselves increased sales with Russia while their so-called partners, the vassal states of the EU, have lost by deploying the sanctions against Russia. “Divide et impera!” at work. When will the European Community stand up against this constant aggression of the US-led NATO and vote for peace and cooperation with Russia?“

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This NATO conference in Warsaw is about anything BUT peace, prosperity, and international cooperation among all countries; it is to further jeapordise the already-tense relationship between Europe, Eastern Europe, and Russia.

And that statement: "Strengthening and modernizing NATO’s defense and deterrence posture will be the focus of the 2016 Summit, according to a recent NATO statement. At its 2014 Summit in Wales, NATO agreed to a number of short-term measures to bolster the alliance’s conventional deterrent. Dubbed the Readiness Action Plan, these measures sought to expedite the arrival of NATO reinforcements to states under attack from Russia."

WHAT bloody evidence does anyone in NATO have, please, that Russia is going to attack ANYBODY?!??

President Obama, can possibly, please, enlighten my brother and sister Americans on this, with actual facts?!?

And to every citizen of every NATO member country, please ask this question, politely, but loudly, to all of your politicians; since it will be your sons and daughters on the front line of such a war, you deserve to know WHY NATO believes that Russia is going to attack anyone.

Whoever is thinking in these terms has obviously lost their reality licence; and when a whole group of politicians indulge in completely preposterous and insane "group think", really, really bad decisions can get made to escalate the drumbeat for war, this time against Russia.

NATO and the US are in no position to fight Russia; they don't have the weaponry; the troop strength; the manufacturing, or the money to insure a positive outcome to a conventional war against Russia.

So, a small memo to NATO: thinking, moral citizens of all member NATO countries do not want this war at all.

Pursuing such a war, at this time, when the world has so many other real problems to solve, is an absolute betrayal of citizens of your member countries.

Jul 08 10:53

Obama heads to NATO summit at 'inflection point'

President Barack Obama arrived in Poland Thursday for a high-stakes NATO summit, marking what's likely to be his final presidential trip to Europe as the continent faces a moment of historic uncertainty.

The United Kingdom's vote to exit the European Union, which Obama campaigned ardently against, has thrown the bloc into chaos. The undercurrents that pushed "Brexit" through, like opposition to immigration and trade deals, could wind up blemishing Obama's own legacy.

And Russian aggression also is a growing concern for the alliance, with Defense Secretary Ash Carter addressing the issue and the need for increased NATO deterrence when he spoke to reporters on his flight to Poland Thursday.

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WHAT "Russian aggression"?!?!?

The US created the putsch in Ukraine to oust Yanukovich, and install Poroshenko two years ago. Victoria Nuland boasted of this, as is documented below in the following video:

Victoria Nuland States US has spent $5 billion to "Subvert Ukraine"

Now folks, if that is not "aggressive", I sure as heck don't know what is.

When Poroshenko was installed, Crimea knew that there was zero legitimate government in Kiev.

Having historically been a part of Russia until the 50s, when Khrushchev, a native Ukrainian, annexed Crimea to Ukraine, the Crimean government held a referendum, asking the Crimean people if they wanted to become a part of the Russian Federation.

In what was judged a free and fair election, the Crimean people said yes, and Crimea asked Russia if they could join the Russian Federation, and Russia agreed.

Russia has done nothing wrong here; but DC is adamant about blaming them for having, allegedly, "annexed Crimea", which they did not do.

But when you are pushing for a war, as the US government is against Russia, facts don't matter; you just want to have a "justification" for that war which the US voters will mostly sign off on.

Jul 08 09:28

EU ‘Must Wait’ For Britain To Decide On Brexit, Tusk Says

Britain is still a full member of the European Union, says the head of the European Council, asserting that the EU “must wait” for the country to decide if it really wants to exit the bloc.

Jul 08 07:19

The new British Foreign Policy

The Western Press keeps repeating the same message – by leaving the European Union, the British have isolated themselves from the rest of the world, and will have to deal with terrible economic consequences. And yet, the fall in the Pound could be an advantage within the Commonwealth, which is a far greater family than the Union, and present on all six continents. Famous for its pragmatism, the City could quickly become the international centre for the yuan and implant the Chinese currency in the very heart of the Union.

Jul 08 07:17

GERMANS DEMAND EU REFERENDUM: Merkel told to not be 'arrogant' and hold Brussels vote

ANGELA Merkel is facing a nightmare scenario after a leading German MP said Berlin needs to hold an EU Referendum.

Sahra Wagenknecht called for Germany to let the people have their say on whether they want to sever ties with Brussels.

The deputy vice president of Die Linke, the Bundestag's third main party, said it would be "arrogant" to not trust the electorate with the decision.

Jul 08 07:16

Why People Never Believe That War Is Coming – Until It Is Too Late

War always starts unexpectedly. Deepest dreams occur before dawn. People cannot believe that their peaceful lives are over. On June 21, 1941 the Soviet nation was more sure than ever that war wouldn’t happen. It was clear to everyone that sooner or later they would have to fight the fascist beast, but not today. Not tomorrow. German troops along our borders were just training. The main thing was not to panic and respond to provocations. Knowing the inevitable, a human heart desperately clings to the hope that the storm will pass. The enemy always takes advantage of this, attacking when least expected.

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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 10:52

Swedes no longer want to join NATO – poll

Public support for the idea of Sweden becoming a NATO member has dropped from 41 to 33 percent in less than a year, a fresh poll has revealed.

Jul 07 10:30

After Brexit, US Hopes to Get NATO Focus Back on Russia

A major NATO summit is set to begin later this week in Warsaw, and while the plan was to spend the whole time harping on about “Russian aggression” and making more plans to add more ground troops to the Baltic states.

Then the Brexit happened, and as with everyone else, that’s all a lot of summit goers want to talk about these days. Britain’s referendum was on leaving the EU, and not NATO, but that doesn’t mean a lot of officials aren’t predicting the move weakening the alliance, at least so far as joint NATO-EU operations go.

But with constant predictions from US officials of an imminent Russian invasion of Eastern Europe never panning out, the Obama Administration and other hawks on the Russia issue are looking to shift the focus of the summit back.

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Forgive me, please, but has NATO Secretary-General Stollenberg lost his reality licence?!?

What possible evidence does he have of a potential Russian invasion of Eastern Europe?!? What are the facts here?!?

I frankly think that the people of the countries supporting NATO with their tax dollars deserve a detailed explanation of Stollenberg's stance here, and what evidence he can point to to justify his thinking.

Because right now, he has a very skeptical US and Europe looking at this statement, and wondering if the man has, in fact, lost his mind, to be saying this.

Jul 07 08:02

Patras: Homeless family of 5 lives in carton boxes

And when you think, you’ve seen and heard everything possible and impossible in Greece of austerity and crisis… there comes this incredible human story: a family of five lives in carton boxes. In the city of Patras in western Greece.

The family ended up on the streets after a labor accident of the father. The family has no income. For the last 8 months, the two adults and the three children live in a provisional “shelter” made of carton boxes they have places in a corner of an abandoned and half-constructed building.

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These are the homeless the bankers blame for "living beyond their means"

Jul 07 07:51

Czech president wants referendum on EU & NATO membership

The president of the Czech Republic, Milos Zeman, has called for a referendum on his country’s membership in the EU and NATO. Although Zeman wants to remain in both organizations, he wants the public to have a chance to “express themselves.”

Jul 07 07:39

DISTURBANCES - MONTENEGRO AT THE BOILING POINT: People do not want to join NATO - a criminal organization!

Majority mood of citizens against joining the North Atlantic military alliance, our duty is to enable citizens to express their opinion, stated the Montenegrin opposition.

Jul 07 07:32

Key difference between now and 2011

Jul 06 16:53

END OF SCHENGEN? MEPs vote to bring BACK border controls as free movement FAILS

EUROPEAN Union (EU) members have today voted overwhelmingly to bring back border controls in a blow to the Schengen free movement agreement.

In a bid to minimise the effects of the migration crisis on Europe MEPs agreed to replace the union’s border agency, Frontex, with a new European Border and Coast Guard Agency (EBCG), which will be granted more powers.

Jul 06 16:52

Brussels' 'hallucination' Europe REVOLT as Juncker pushes Canada deal WITHOUT consultation

REVOLTING European nations have slapped down unelected EU bureaucrats who planned to wave through a MAJOR trade deal without consultation.

France even went so far as to call the EU chiefs hoping to push through the massive agreement with Canada “hallucinatory”.

Bureaucrats had hoped to act as a tacit EU superstate, rubber stamping the plan on behalf of members and even nations beyond the EU borders.

But, emboldened by Britain's Brexit vote, nation states were today in revolt forcing the European Union into a dramatic re-think.

The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the EU and Canada will now be subject to all national parliaments’ ratification after all.

Jul 06 14:13

The Iraq War, Brexit And Imperial Blowback

While the British Empire may be a thing of the past, British imperialism is not. Today the Chilcot inquiry reports on the role of Tony Blair’s government in the 2003 invasion of Iraq, which resulted in the death of nearly half a million Iraqis and the destabilization of the region, for which its inhabitants continue to pay the price. It is no coincidence that the Blairite wing of the Labour Party, amidst the Brexit chaos, launched a coup against its current leader, Jeremy Corbyn, who is set to call for Blair to be put on trial for war crimes.

Jul 06 14:00

Brexit And Spain: Europe On The Edge?

On the surface, the Brexit vote on June 23 and the Spanish elections on June 26 don’t look comparable. After a nasty campaign filled with racism and Islamophobia, the British — or rather, the English and the Welsh — took a leap into darkness and voted to leave the European Union (EU). Spanish voters, on the other hand, rejected change and backed a right-wing party that embodies the policies of the Brussels-based trade organization.

Jul 06 12:33

A Furious Italian Prime Minister Slams Deutsche Bank As Europe's Most Insolvent Bank

Several years ago, we were the first to point out the true "elephant in the room", namely Deutsche Bank's $75 trillion in derivatives which as we said at the time was about 20 times bigger than Germany's GDP, and 5 times bigger than the entire economic output of the Eurozone."

Jul 06 12:28

Angela Merkel 'to oust Jean-Claude Juncker' as Europe splits deepen over Brexit response

Angela Merkel could move to oust Europe’s federalist chief Jean-Claude Juncker 'within the next year', a Germany government minister has said, in a sign of deepening European divisions over how to respond to Britain’s Brexit vote.

The German chancellor’s frustration with the European Commission chief came as Europe split over whether to use the Brexit negotiations as a trigger to deepen European integration or take a more pragmatic approach to Britain as it heads for the exit door.

Jul 06 12:09

Russia to monitor NATO vessels in Bosphorus with new long-range radars from Crimea - source

The Russian military will deploy its newest long-range radars in the Baltic and Black Seas to keep a weather eye on NATO operations, according to Interfax. The radars are capable of monitoring warships and aircraft at a distance of up to 450km.

Jul 06 12:08

Here's What Happens if Finland Joins NATO

Last week, during a meeting with Finnish counterpart Sauli Niinisto, Russian President Vladimir Putin warned Finnish authorities about the possible consequences of that country joining the NATO alliance. Commenting on the president's words, Russian geopolitical analyst Boris Stepnov fleshed out exactly what those consequences might be.

Jul 06 10:42

Russia gathers troops at Baltic military bases ahead of Cold War-style stand-off with Nato

Russia is assembling military forces in eastern Europe as it draws closer to a potential Cold War-style standoff with NATO in the Baltic states.

The Russian military has been mobilising troops, trucks and equipment to various bases around Kaliningrad, a crucial outpost between Poland and Lithuania, as well as sites further inland according to Reuters.

Servicemen have been seen working to increase security at important bases and further military radar systems are being constructed, in addition to Russia’s rumoured preparation of new missiles and anti-aircraft systems at Kaliningrad.

Russia says it believes its borders are under threat as NATO forces draw closer, with the increase in military activity likely to be a key talking point when NATO member states meet in Warsaw on July 8.

According to NATO strategists, Russia is layering surface-to-air missiles in Kaliningrad in an effort to block off NATO'S air access to the three Baltic states and areas of Poland.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

WHAT "Russian aggression", when for months NATO has been building up caches of weapons, and adding troops, or rotating more troops into Eastern Europe?!?!?

Let's look at a map:

map of Kalinigrad and surrounding countries

Kaliningrad is the most westerly exclave of Russia, surrounded by Poland; Lithuania, and the Baltic Sea. The three Baltic states NATO claims Russia is after are Lithuania, Estonia, and Latvia. Poland is crying foul at this buildup in Kaliningrad, but NATO members and beyond can only blame themselves for refusing to ratchet down tensions through reasonable, good faith negotiations with the Russian government.

But I am almost willing to bet one whole US cent on the following; the US and NATO are doing everything humanly possible to provoke a military response from Russia; and if Russia won't give it to them, look for some kind of a false flag to be blamed on Russia, and off we go.

Jul 06 10:12

WORLD'S BIGGEST ASSET MANAGER DOWNGRADES EUROPEAN BANKS TO SELL, EXPECTS GLOBAL SLOWDOWN

Exactly one month ago we reported that BlackRock, the world's largest asset manager, had downgraded global equities to Neutral, saying "U.S. valuations are elevated." The chief catalyst for that call was BlackRock's assumption that a summer Fed rate hike was imminent, something which now is assured won't happen for years. So overnight BlackRock shifted its attention, and this time sees Brexit as the downside catalyst du jour, one which for Blackrock is enough to cause it to trim its global growth expectations, as it now expects "a modest slowdown over the next 12 months."

More importantly, Blackrock also notes that since "there’s limited scope for monetary policy to reflate the global economy, however, and much-needed fiscal stimulus and structural reform progress looks unlikely over the coming months" it has in response "downgraded European stocks to underweight, with a negative view of the eurozone banking sector."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Italian banks are flailing; Deutsche Bank was unable to pass the last Federal Stress Test; and once the floodgates of contagion are open, in the banking community, it is hard to see how the damage can be contained, once it starts.

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.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Look at the size of the crowd in that photo!

Jul 06 08:39

EU Banks Crash To Crisis Lows As Funding Panic Accelerates

The signs are everywhere - if you choose to look - Europe's banking system is collapsing (no matter what Draghi has to offer). From record lows in Deutsche Bank and Credit Suisse to spiking default risk in Monte Paschi, the panic in Europe's funding markets (basis swaps collapsing) is palpable.

Jul 06 07:29

'I asked them to stop... but they grabbed my breasts very roughly': SECOND Swedish music festival sex victim reveals she was groped by a mob of men as police reveal FIVE more women were raped

Five women say they were raped at Sweden's biggest music festival - on the same weekend as a mob of 'foreign youths' sexually assaulted 35 females, one as young as 12 at another concert.

Alleged victims at the Bråvalla music festival told police groups of men attacked them while others complained that they were filmed while using the toilets.

Two teenage girls said a man carried out a sex act in front of them.

An anti-rape activist said she was even sexually assaulted by three men who were wearing 'don't grope' wristbands distributed by police in an effort to reduce such attacks.

Jul 06 07:14

Ukraine Protesters Disrupt Traffic to Poland Over Border Controls

According to a local police spokeswoman, demonstrators in the western Ukrainian Lvov region partially blocked the road to Poland due to Warsaw's decision to impose temporary border controls in connection with the upcoming NATO summit.

Jul 06 07:14

Diplomat: NATO’s actions provoke risks and challenges to Russian security interests

NATO’s actions have provoked risks and challenges to Russia’s security interests and frustrated confidence, Anton Mazur, the leader of the Russian delegation to the Vienna talks on military security and arms control, said on Tuesday.

"Despite our warnings of counter-productivity and risks of NATO’s eastwards expansion, the borders of the biggest military bloc have nearly reached Russian borders," the Russian Foreign Ministry quoted him as saying at the annual security review conference of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). "Works have started in the territory of new members to develop military infrastructure. New formats of military activities have been launched on the ground, in the air and at sea, including a mission on air patrolling and multinational exercises."

Jul 06 07:13

Pressure mounts on Juncker to step down as he REJECTS sanctions for rule-breaking nations

THE PRESIDENT of the European Commission is facing fresh controversy today after it emerged he has failed again to enforce sanctions on EU countries which have did not enforce austerity rules.

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