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Dec 20 16:13

West Directed Killer’s Hand in Assassination of Russian Ambassador

Virtually everything that Western official sources have been saying about Aleppo, and the Syrian war more generally, is seen to be a grotesque lie.

The climax of condemnation reached unconscionable heights last week when Washington, its Western allies and the UN – all amplified unquestioningly by the Western news media – vilified Russia for allegedly slaughtering civilians in east Aleppo. American ambassador Samantha Power specifically cited unverified reports of children being killed in a basement by Syria and Russian forces.

Dec 20 13:57

Homeless seize former Irish gov't building as emergency shelter

A former government building due to be demolished in Dublin, Ireland has been taken over by a group of homeless people and activists to provide emergency shelter to the city’s growing homeless population.

The 10-story building was opened to the homeless on Friday after activists broke into the unoccupied property, which has gone into receivership. It is now at full capacity with 35 residents inhabiting it, according to Home Sweet Home campaign organizers.

The campaign is backed by a number of Irish celebrities, including Oscar-nominated actress Saoirse Ronan, director Jim Sheridan and musicians Glen Hansard and Hozier.

Dec 20 13:12

CFR’s Preventive Priorities Survey for 2017 Fails to Mention the Main Thing

Nobody else but the US itself has created the security problems it faces.

On December 13, the Council on Foreign Relations released its annual Preventive Priorities Survey to help policymakers plan for potential contingencies. The document evaluates ongoing and potential violent conflicts and sources of instability based on the impact they would have on US interests as well as their likelihood of occurring in 2017.

Dec 20 13:07

Council on Foreign Relations – The Power Behind Big News (Fake News)

This is a video on NEWS FABRiCATiON and also about the powers that REALLY run the big media. It is no secret.

From World War II to the present the Establishment has maintained it’s LOCK grip on the Presidency. The subservient media keeps such information from becoming news.

The Elite however, occasionally have difficulty ruling themselves.

Dec 20 12:29

SPAIN: Cash transaction BANS above $1,080 are now in effect…

Cash transaction bans just kicked in directly across the Atlantic…

El Mundo reports Spain is outlawing all cash transactions over 1,000 euros (about $1,080). The Spanish government offers up no smokescreens on the move: The purpose is to increase Spanish tax revenues.

Dec 20 10:24

BLOOD ON HER HANDS: ANGELA MERKEL’S GERMANY COWERING IN FEAR AS MUSLIM ‘CHRISTMAS KILLER’ STILL LOOSE

BERLIN POLICE NOW FEAR THE CHRISTMAS MARKET KILLER MAY BE STILL ON THE LOOSE WITH A GUN AND READY TO INFLICT ‘FURTHER DAMAGE’ 12 HOURS AFTER ARRESTING AN ASYLUM SEEKER FROM PAKISTAN.

Dec 20 10:15

The Striking Audacity of the Coup-in-Process – Paul Craig Roberts

Unsubstantiated stories have been planted throughout the presstitute media by anonymous CIA officials that Donald Trump’s electoral victory was the result of Russian intervention. This absurd claim has now been elevated to the even more absurd claim that Putin himself oversaw and even conducted the manipulation of the US presidential election.

No evidence has been provided for these amazing claims.

As a result of the prestitutes’ lies, millions of peoples have been killed and dislocated.

Only a Counter-Coup Can Save American Democracy — Paul Craig Roberts

Dec 20 10:02

Geert Wilders tweets image of Merkel with hands covered in blood after Berlin attack

FAR-right leader Geert Wilders has posted an image of Angela Merkel with blood on her hands in the wake of the Berlin Christmas market attack.

Dec 20 09:51

Euro CRASH: EU's single currency hits lowest level since 2003 against dollar

THE euro has plunged to a 13-year low against the dollar and is now within touching distance of parity amid continued fears the eurozone economy could spark a new financial crisis.

Dec 20 09:28

Trump warns of worsening security situation across globe

French authorities have decided to boost security at Christmas markets in the wake of the Berlin truck incident.

Dec 20 09:03

A few initial short thoughts on the murder of the Russian Ambassador to Ankara

Okay, so tonight we have the name of the assassin, it is Mevlut Mert Aydintas, a 22 year old policeman who had been recently fired following the anti-Gulenist crackdown of Erdogan against the forces which had attempted to overthrow him recently.

When such an event occurs it is also important to ask cui bono – whom does it benefit?

Alas, both the Turks and the Russians have a long tradition of secrecy and we might never find out who, if anybody, really was behind Mevlut Mert Aydintas.

Dec 20 08:52

Italian government to request bank bailout funds from parliament

The Italian government is laying the groundwork for a potential €20bn rescue of the country’s most troubled banks, including Monte dei Paschi di Siena (MPS).

A government statement issued late on Monday night said that the prime minister, Paolo Gentiloni, had convened a cabinet meeting to request the funds from parliament.

The statement said: “[It] could be necessary to adopt measures with the aim of protecting savers if there were risks in the financial sector”. The vote in parliament could happen as soon as Wednesday, according to the Italian news agency Ansa.

The news signals that a multi-billion euro refinancing of MPS could occur within days. Seven other banks that are struggling under the weight of bad loans amounting to billions of euros may also require government recapitalisation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: the Italian government is , ultimately, looking at doing a taxpayer bailout of several banks, including Monte dei Paschi di Siena.

And the hideous injustice here, just as has happened with their American counterparts, is that the executives of these financial institutions will walk away from this mess, scott free, with no repercussions whatsoever, for having created - and maintained- a wretchedly flawed, and failed financial system which, ultimately, was doomed to take down the taxpayers of that country.

Dec 20 07:41

Italy Seeks Authorization To Raise National Debt To Fund Bank Bailouts, As BMPS Rescue Plan In Jeopardy

Sources told Reuters last week that the government was ready to pump €15 billion euros - just under one percentage point of gross domestic product - into Monte dei Paschi and other ailing banks. Before it can do that, it needs authorisation to lift national debt levels, which it will do tonight at 7:30pm CET when the cabinet will meet with the Italian parliament to discuss increasing Italy's public debt to fund bank bailouts.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Basically, Italy is paying off an overdue credit card bill ... by putting it on another credit card! Not a real solution.

Dec 20 07:24

Protests grow in Poland as political crisis deepens

A bitter political crisis in Poland worsened over the weekend with heated protests both in and outside the nation's parliament and a swirl of allegations of attempted coups and threats to democracy.

In Poland's lower house of parliament, opposition lawmakers formed a phalanx around the podium, effectively halting proceedings in the chamber in protest over an alleged government attack on press freedoms.

Outside, in freezing temperatures, angry anti-government demonstrators besieged the parliament, preventing politicians from the ruling Law and Justice party from leaving, before police dragged them off the roads.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is starting to feel like another covert regime change by the US. Poland's new government is right-wing, opposed by a left wing faction just as corrupt and eager to sell off the nation to corporations as we have here in the US. With Trump headed for the White House with his pledge to end covert regime changes, someone may be trying to get things done in the month that remains until Obama leaves office.

Dec 20 07:17

Why are banks still being bailed out in 2016?

One of the features of the early stages of the credit crunch was the various bank bailouts around the world. We then got another wave as the Euro area crisis hit home. However we were then told we would be advancing into a new era except they have never really gone away.

Dec 20 06:32

Former Republican Senator Scott Brown: We Are At War - Make No Mistake About It!

Former Republican Senator Scott Brown says, "make no mistake about it, we are at war". A truck attack on a crowded Christmas market in Berlin killed 9 and injured 50. This was a happy crowd doing their Christmas shopping, and suddenly life turned on a thin dime.

Dec 20 03:25

Bail-Ins Coming To Italy? World's Oldest Bank "Survival Rests On Savers"

Bail-Ins Coming To Italy? World’s Oldest Bank “Survival Rests On Savers”

The world’s oldest bank and Italy’s third biggest bank, Monte dei Paschi di Siena (MPS), is making a last-ditch emergency attempt as the year ends to convince tens of thousands of ordinary Italian savers to help it escape state hands.

Dec 20 02:09

Prelude to War? Ambassador Assassinated Monday; Terrorist Strikes Germany! (Video)

The Russian ambassador to Turkey was last night shot dead by an off-duty Turkish police officer at an art gallery in Ankara in 'revenge' for the conflict in Syria.

Ambassador Andrei Karlov, 62, was shot several times from behind by a gunman shouting: 'Allahu Akbar (God is Great). We die in Aleppo, you die here!' He also screamed: 'Only death will take me out of here.'

The shooter, who was wearing a suit and tie, has been identified as Mevlüt Mert Altintas, 22, a member of Ankara's police riot squad. He reportedly fired into the air before taking aim at the ambassador.

He then turned weapon on others in the gallery - injuring three - before he was shot dead in a 15-minute stand-off with police. There has been some suggestion that Altintas was linked to Turkey's failed coup in July.

Dec 19 17:12

The Bad Losers (And What They Fear Losing)

As the worst loser in American electoral history, she must blame Russia, rather than recognize that there were multiple reasons to vote against her.

If the 2016 presidential campaign was a national disgrace, the reaction of the losers is an even more disgraceful spectacle. It seems that the political machine backing Hillary Clinton can’t stand losing an election.

And why is that?

Because they are determined to impose “exceptional” America’s hegemony on the entire world, using military-backed regime changes, and Donald Trump seems poised to spoil their plans.

Dec 19 15:17

UK MEDIA: not so much faking news as telling half-truths

The time has come to stop saying ‘newspapers’ and start calling them ‘bigots-accuse’ papers.

Dec 19 14:47

Russophobia and Sinophobia – Pepe Escobar

As the asinine regime change attempt on Trump fades into the annals of failed color revolutions, keep your focus on the South China Sea.

It’s by now crystal clear the coup-in-progress against Donald Trump is a made in USA regime change op using standard hybrid war techniques such as manipulation of public opinion by mainstream media.

The coup has been articulated by the usual suspects, from neocons to neoliberalcons, “humanitarian” imperialists included, with a special starring role for their pet agency, the CIA, which during the Bush-Obama continuum further specialized in fake “intelligence”.

Dec 19 12:16

ANALYSIS: The inevitable collapse of the UK economy, and why delayed Brexit will make it far worse

The current global obsession with Brexit is not, in the fullness of time, going to fool historians. The one regrettable thing about the UK vote to leave the EU is that is has allowed most Brits to ignore one certainty: our economy is hopelessly unbalanced, and dangerously exposed to Crash2. Rigid ideology has extinguished the British voyager gene.

Dec 19 12:02

FLASHBACK: Putin condemns Turkey after Russian warplane downed near Syria border

Vladimir Putin has called Turkey “accomplices of terrorists” and warned of “serious consequences” after a Turkish F-16 jet shot down a Russian warplane on Tuesday morning, the first time a Nato country and Moscow have been involved in direct fire over the crisis in Syria.
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In Washington, Barack Obama said that Turkey had a right to defend its territory and airspace, but called on all parties to “step back” and ensure the situation does not escalate.

Speaking at a joint press conference with his French counterpart Francois Hollande, the US president said that the incident underlined the shortcomings of Russia’s operation in Syria. “The problem has been Russia’s focus on propping up Assad rather than concentrating on Isil,” he said, using an alternative name for the Islamic State terror group.

“Russian airstrikes against the moderate opposition only help to bolster Isil. Russia could play a more constructive role it if shifts the focus of its strikes,” he said.

Dec 19 10:04

UN Climate Change Agenda Plot To Create ‘New World Order’

A former adviser to Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has accused the United Nations (UN) of using the climate change agenda to usher in the New World Order.

Dec 19 07:16

Bail-Ins Coming? World’s Oldest Bank “Survival Rests On Savers”

The world’s oldest bank and Italy’s third biggest bank, Monte dei Paschi di Siena (MPS), is making a last-ditch emergency attempt as the year ends to convince tens of thousands of ordinary Italian savers to help it escape state hands.

Dec 18 16:48

Euro Going To Parity Like It’s 1999

Dec 18 16:32

Neocon Panic and Agony – THE SAKER

This is not a Democrat vs Republican issue, but a “deep state vs The People of the USA” issue.

There are clear signs that the Neocons running the AngloZionist Empire and its “deep state” are in a state of near panic and their actions indicate they are truly terrified.

On the home front, the Neocons have resorted to every possible dirty trick on the book to try to prevent Donald Trump from ever getting into the White House
Most experts agree that none of these tactics are going to work. So this begs the question of whether the Neocons are stupid, whether they think that they can succeed or what their true objective is.

Dec 18 16:22

Trump Sets the Cat Among the Jewish Pigeons

Palestine/Israel will be transformed into a democratic state, where Jews and Palestinians will live happily ever after, as equals.

The nomination of David Friedman horrified liberal Israelis, cheered Palestinian activists, befogged the Israeli and Palestinian officials, and created a great rift among US Jews. With one brilliant stroke Donald Trump made more mischief than one would think possible. If you have no time for details, I’ll tell you: it is a good, even very good development for Palestine and Palestinians, and it is likely to save Trump’s skin back home.

Dec 18 10:24

ITALY: Muslim migrants threaten workers “Give us more money or we’ll kill you!”

Three African Muslim illegal aliens ended up in jail after threatening to kill refugee centre workers unless they handed over more cash and improved the quality of food they served. But the thugs were freed after just three days in jail.

Dec 18 08:38

‘Russia Card’ Vendetta

Hack or Leak ?

When it comes to American politics specifically and European politics in general, there is nothing like playing the Russia card. If there is something wrong or there is something you don’t like, simply blame Vladimir Putin.That is exactly what the CIA is doing.

CrossTalking with Former Intelligence Analyst Ray McGovern, Former CIA Philip Giraldi, and James Jatras

http://mycatbirdseat.com/2016/12/russia-card-vendetta/

Dec 18 08:32

From ‘Fake News’ to ‘Fake Intelligence’ – Wayne Madsen

The real headlines should read: «CIA interfered in presidential election by supporting Clinton over Trump».

Never in the history of the Central Intelligence Agency has it and its surrogates so blatantly and boldly interfered in a U.S. election.

The U.S. media, in a matter of hours, altered course from concentrating on «fake news» about innocent pizzerias being linked to child sexual exploitation to spotlighting «fake intelligence» about Russia’s alleged cyber-espionage operation designed to elect Donald Trump president. The CIA leaked to The Washington Post, the owner of which has a $600 million contract with the CIA to provide cloud computing, findings of a secret report on Russia’s alleged «fixing» of the 2016 U.S. presidential election to favor Trump over Democrat Hillary Clinton.

Dec 18 07:55

HOSPITALS IN ITALY ORDERED TO KICK OUT PATIENTS TO MAKE WAY FOR MIGRANTS

Locals discharged so hundreds of "refugees" could get health check ups

Dec 17 16:20

Trump’s people ignore Electoral College threat at their electoral peril

We'll see in a few days how the Electoral College gambit (Hillary's "Plan D" - the first three being rig the election [A], recounts [B] and Russia [C], all failed) plays out.

Anyone who has access to the Trump transition team needs to get one clear message through to them. This is, that the 2016 election is NOT YET over, and Trump could find himself on the evening of December 19th with the new President-elect, Hillary Clinton, having a majority of the votes in the Electoral College which votes that day; or having the election sent to the US House of Representative for the outcome to be determined, as happened in 1800, 1824 and 1876 (for different reasons).

Dec 17 11:08

US sends 1,600 tanks to the Netherlands as NATO's presence in Europe hits RECORD HIGH

Increasing tensions in Europe prompted the US to send a huge array of military equipment to Europe in a bid to “deter” Russia.

Dec 17 09:15

UK 'secretly selling arms to Saudi Arabia and elsewhere under opaque licencing system'

The UK is secretly selling arms to Saudi Arabia and other countries under an opaque type of export licence, it has been reported. The military and defence industry is a major player in the UK economy, worth about £7.7bn a year.

Dec 16 17:48

British Troops Arrive In Middle East To Train Syrian Rebels

UK forces have arrived in the Middle East to help train moderate Syrian rebels engaged in the fight against ISIS.

Dec 16 13:09

US to ship 1,600 tanks to Dutch arms depot in ‘clear message’ to Russia

The US has started moving tanks to a storage facility in the Netherlands in a bid to “deter” Russia, amid the biggest NATO buildup in Europe since the Cold War.
A total of 1,600 vehicles are due to be stored at a six-warehouse complex in the southeastern village of Eygelshoven, near the Belgian and German borders. The Eygelshoven facility was originally opened in 1985 during the Cold War, when it was used by US troops to practice drills in case of a possible Soviet attack.

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An intercontinental ballistic missile Russia to continue developing nuclear forces in 2017 to deter any aggression – General Staff
Abrams Tanks, Bradley Fighting Vehicles and Paladin artillery have already started arriving in what is part of a $3.4 billion Congress-approved scheme to increase NATO military capability in Europe. Storage sites are also planned to be reopened in Poland, Belgium and Germany.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would like to politely point out to General Middendorp, the Nato High Command, the US Pentagon, and State Department, that the "Ukrainian crisis" was generated by elements of the US government, Soros Organisations, and the IMF to throw the duly elected Ukrainian President Yanukovich under a bus, and "anoint" the more Western-centric Poroshenko as President in 2014..

And BTW, before this writer goes to the false, "Russia annexed Crimea" story, let us remember that when the Crimean people realised that there was no legitimate government in Kiev, they first did a referendum of their people, to ask if they wanted to remain with Ukraine, or petition the Russian Federation to accept Crimean membership in that organisation. The people voted yes; the petition was accepted by the Russian Federation, and the Crimeans decided upon peaceful self-determination, in their break with Ukraine.

Of course, because Crimea had been the industrial powerhouse of Ukraine, but now it was about to become the industrial powerhouse of Russia, Ukraine and the US got mad enough to lie that Russia had simply annexed Crimea, when nothing could possibly be further from the truth.

The aggression here has been coming from NATO and the US, in the pre-positioning of weapons and military assets in such a way as to be encircling Russia.

Dec 16 12:55

Economics, Immigration and Terrorism: Europeans “Could See Civil War, Unrest And Utter Chaos” - Mac Slavo

It comes after months of warnings from experts – including top military brasses – that massive economic issues, mass immigration, and terrorism will lead to a full-scale crisis.

They have predicted this will affect the entire continent, eventually leading to civil war on the streets.

It seems that Switzerland’s Lieutenant General and Chief of the Armed Forces, André Blattmann, has foreseen what is to come. He warned last year:

[T]he combination of hybrid wars, the economy, and the refugee crisis would have “unforeseen dimensions”.

He then claimed social unrest was something Europe’s leaders and armies had to be prepared for.

The Swiss might be historically neutral, but they aren’t blind to the upheaval that could threaten stability both at home in their independent nation, and surrounding them on the rest of the European continent.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That no one in the EU could see this negative response coming to the effects of massive immigration from countries which do not accept the European mindset on anything, boggles the mind.

They are truly dealing with a "clash of civilizations" in Europe which could well engender a real civil war in EU member countries.

Dec 16 11:05

Trudeau Leads The Globalists, UK Denies Brexit Could Take 10 Years

Justin Trudeau: 'Globalisation isn't working for ordinary people'

Dec 16 10:58

London’s 328-Year-Old Lloyd’s Insurance Market Plans EU Move In The Coming Year

After 328 years in the city, Lloyd’s of London will become one of the first major UK businesses to confirm moving part of its operation to the continent as a result of Brexit.

Earlier this year, the insurance giant’s chairman John Nelson said London’s status as a global insurance leader had been put at risk by the result of the June EU referendum.

Dec 16 09:58

1,000 MUSLIMS CHANTING ‘ALLAHU AKBAR’ STORM LONDON STREETS DEMANDING CREATION OF AN ISLAMIC CALIPHATE

The street outside the empty embassy in Belgrave Square, London, was closed off as it filled with protestors and Islamic leaders chanting loudly and calling for America to be punished over Aleppo.

Dec 16 09:38

Italy could DESTROY eurozone: Rome to inject 15 BILLION euros into banks to SAVE them

ITALY is set to inject billions of pounds worth of cash into its failing banks in a desperate attempt to halt a looming financial meltdown, according to reports.

Dec 16 08:11

Greece DEFIES Merkel and EU and PASSES Christmas bonus for pensioners in face of austerity

GREECE defied the EU and its international creditors today and chose to back the Greek people by giving pensioners a one-off Christmas bonus.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"NO! You give that money to us, the bankers. The Bankers! THE BANKERS!!!!! Screw Christmas! We OWN you, slaves!!!!!!!!!"

Dec 16 07:45

SO MUCH FOR DEMOCRACY: Swiss referendum to END mass migration from EU is IGNORED

SWISS politicians have sparked outrage after ignoring a historic referendum vote to end freedom of movement.

A majority of voters backed a proposal to cap immigration from EU member states in the landmark poll, held two years ago.

But MPs today defied the will of the people by voting against placing any cap on EU migrants.

It came after fears the country, which is part of the European Free Trade Association, could lose its access to the single market.

Dec 15 18:29

Western Europe is f*cked.

Complete denial and unwilling to state the nature of the problem.

Dec 15 16:49

DON’T POKE THE BEAR: Now EU chiefs EXTEND sanctions against Russia amid Ukraine threat

BRUSSELS has imposed strict sanctions onto Russia for a further six months as tensions escalate once more in Ukraine.

Dec 15 15:52

Disunited Europe: EU Parliament Angry It Has No Say In Brexit Negotiations

Divisions over how to handle the Brexit are emerging within the EU, with MEPs threatening to begin their own negotiations with the UK if they are not given a say in the talks.

Belgian MEP Guy Verhofstadt launched an attack on representatives of the Council of the European Union on Wednesday, accusing them of trying to sideline the European Parliament in Brexit negotiations.

Dec 15 14:53

More Evidence “Trash Trail” March through Europe by Nonwhite Invasion Force

Further evidence has emerged of the “trail of trash” being left behind by the nonwhite invasion force as it marches through Europe, with more dramatic images and videos being shared to social media circumventing the controlled media’s blackout of the topic.

Only Russia’s RT service has dared to give any coverage to the wave of filth which the invaders have left behind.

In an article titled “Europe’s refugee crisis: Trash trail left behind by asylum seekers upsets locals,” RT told its readers that “[N]ot everyone in Europe is greeting the thousands of refugees from the Middle East and Africa with open arms. Some locals in countries like Serbia and Hungary have expressed their discontent with the chaos and piles of trash the asylum seekers leave behind.”

Dec 15 14:51

Europe Starting to Break Apart

You can tell that Europe is breaking apart because the EU has gone too far.

Dec 15 13:58

Eurozone suspends Greek debt relief over Christmas bonus for pensioners

Greece’s European creditors have halted the country’s debt relief deal after Athens proposed a one-off payout to pensioners which contradicts Brussels' austerity demands.

Dec 15 13:57

Massive NATO drills in eastern Bavaria

Large-scale military exercises are taking place in eastern Bavaria as German troops prepare to lead NATO operations in Lithuania.

Dec 15 10:29

EURO PLUNGE: Single currency dives amid fears of Italian economic EXPLOSION

THE EURO has hit its lowest level against the dollar since March 2015, as trust in the 'dysfunctional' eurozone tumbles.

Dec 15 10:04

Rome on verge of WAR between migrants and the poor, mayor of Italy's capital warns

ROME is on the verge of war as friction grows between poor Italians and and an increasing number of migrants, the city’s mayor has warned.

Virginia Raggi told an immigration summit of European city leaders mayors need to be the first to welcome refugees with “warmth, shelter and accommodation”.

She was speaking just days after a Moroccan family was prevented from moving into a council flat given to them by the authorities after neighbours shouted: “We do not want these n*****s.”

Italy has seen the largest increase in migrant arrivals to Europe this year after the European Union (EU) made a deal with Turkey which meant migrants headed to Italy instead of Greece.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It's not just Rome where frustration over immigrant policies destroying the quality of life for citizens is mounting; it's all over Europe, and it will not be too much longer before the European people rebel.

What form of rebellion this will take, I cannot say; but I can feel it coming.

EUROPE ON THE BRINK: Streets ‘Will Become War Zones’ as Continent Descends Into Crisis

Dec 15 09:11

SO MUCH FOR UNITY! EU IN DISARRAY AS MEPS THREATEN TO START THEIR OWN BREXIT TALKS WITH UK

Guy Verhofstadt, the EU Parliament’s chief negotiator, savaged representatives from the European Council and threatened to start up his own talks with the UK if MEPs are not given a leading role in the Brexit process.

His astonishingly blunt ultimatum will alarm European leaders and signals the start of a long and acrimonious war between the Council, which represents the interests of the individual member states, and the Parliament which speaks for the euro elite in Brussels.

Former Ukip leader Nigel Farage said the proposal showed that the EU had become “so unworkable” that Britain should ditch triggering Article 50 and instead just walk away from the troubled bloc.

The row erupted after Mr Verhofstadt accused EU Council chiefs of trying to sideline the EU parliament and hand MEPs only the most minimal role in the Brexit negotiations.

Martin Schulz said MEPs and member states are heading for a period of conflict over Brexit.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Looks like the EU is starting to implode.

Dec 15 07:41

EU ON BRINK: Brussels SHAMBLES as EU leaders turn on each other in HUGE Brexit split

EU NATIONS have already started squabbling among each other over what Brexit negotiation strategy should be deployed after smaller members demanded the European Commission starts trade talks with Britain as soon as possible.

Dec 15 07:30

THE ULTIMATE “FAKE NEWS” LIST

Isn’t it ironic how the mainstream media has the nerve to lecture everyone else about “fake news” when they are the primary source of fake news on a consistent basis stretching back years?

Fake news stories and fake narratives put out by the mainstream media have resulted in deaths, destruction and people’s lives being ruined.

The most harmful fake news is routinely published by the mainstream media.

They are the main progenitors of fake news.

Dec 15 07:14

US and UK Spied Passengers on Planes for 10 Years

US and British spies have been intercepting data transfers and listening in on mobile phone calls made on passenger planes for ten years, according to leaked classified files.

Dec 14 16:27

So much for unity! EU in disarray as MEPs threaten to start their OWN Brexit talks with UK

Guy Verhofstadt, the EU Parliament’s chief negotiator, savaged representatives from the European Council and threatened to start up his own talks with the UK if MEPs are not given a leading role in the Brexit process. His astonishingly blunt ultimatum will alarm European leaders and signals the start of a long and acrimonious war between the Council, which represents the interests of the individual member states, and the Parliament which speaks for the euro elite in Brussels.

Dec 14 14:51

German Politicians Want Fake News to Be Made a Crime

The presidential election in the United States influence the campaigns in other countries as well.

Dec 14 14:43

Blame It on the Russians! The UK Politician Blames Russia for BREXIT

It’s safe to say that blaming election results that some people find unfavorable on Russia has become fashionable lately.

Dec 14 10:19

Sweden tells municipalities to prepare for war

The Swedish government has told municipal authorities to prepare civil defense infrastructure and procedures for a possible war. The move was prompted by Sweden’s return to the Cold War-era ‘Total Defense Strategy’.

The instruction to ramp up preparedness for an armed conflict was sent to municipal security chiefs by the Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB), an authority operating under the Defense Ministry and tasked with civil protection, public safety, emergency management and civil defense.

Dec 14 09:52

Ridiculous EU branded undemocratic as it introduces more pointless bureaucracy

MEPS have voted to introduce yet more rules reducing the number of written questions leaders face.

Dec 14 09:42

In France, the infamous ‘NO-GO’ Zones aren’t just for keeping out non-Muslims, they also keep out Muslim women

Women are invisible in public spaces and are unwelcome in cafés and bars in France’s Muslim migrant-heavy suburbs, a shocking report broadcast on France 2 last week revealed.

Dec 13 18:26

So Who Gets to Pay for Italy’s Banking Crisis? The Answers Are Beginning To Take Shape.

“There is not and there will not be a banking crisis in Italy, nor will there be a European financial crisis coming from Italy.” Those were the emphatic words of EU Economics Commissioner Pierre Moscovici over the weekend.

Dec 13 11:31

‘Morally Wrong’ Not To Let EU Citizens Stay After Brexit, MPs From All Sides Tell Govt

European citizens living in Britain should be allowed to remain in the country after the Brexit process is complete, MPs from both the Leave and Remain campaigns told the government.

An expert panel composed of politicians, trade unionists and employers groups has come forward with a series of proposals on how to manage the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union without affecting the rights of current residents. But Prime Minister Theresa May is refusing to agree the status of the close-to-3 million EU nationals living in the country until the rights of Britons residing in other European states is guaranteed.

Dec 13 10:44

Italy's banking crisis: Unicredit AXES 14,000 jobs and begs investors for cash to survive

ITALIAN banking giant UniCredit is to slash 14,000 jobs, as part of desperate plans to raise billions of euros and avoid a collapse that could destroy the eurozone.

Dec 13 10:41

What ARE they hiding? Brussels bigwigs to make swathes of EU lawmaking SECRET from voters

BRUSSELS bigwigs have this afternoon passed a controversial report dubbed the 'death of democracy' which will make huge swathes of EU lawmaking totally secret from voters.

Critics blasted MEPs for showing "contempt for the electorates of Europe" after they voted for the anti-democratic measure designed to hand more power to unelected bureaucrats.

Dec 13 09:32

Hammond: Delay Brexit For Risks To Financial Stability

British Chancellor Philip Hammond has called for a delay to completing the Brexit process, saying it might otherwise pose “risks to financial stability.”

Hammond said Monday that “an emerging view among businesses, among regulators and among thoughtful politicians” necessitated a transitional deal after Brexit.

Dec 13 08:15

Euro Crisis and Contagion Almost Certain In 2017 Warns McWilliams

“It is almost certain that there will be another euro crisis in 2017. The last time we had a euro crisis, the focus of attention was Greece; today the vortex is Italy.

Dec 12 23:12

Exclusive Interview with President-elect Donald Trump Dec 11 2016

The Trump Wave – Chris Wallace with President-elect Donald Trump

When asked why would the CIA put out the story that the Russians wanted you to win, Trump said I don’t think it is the CIA, I think it is the Democrat’s,because they suffered one of the greatest defeats in the history of politics.

I am open-minded… I’m somebody that gets it…other countries are eating our lunch…the great American people have been forgotten…millions of people have given up looking for work… I understand our country – Donald J Trump

Dec 12 18:01

Greece faces permanent crisis as IMF warns bail-out plan 'simply not credible'

The International Monetary Fund has hit back at claims that it is demanding more austerity in Greece, as the Fund warned that the country's ambitious budget targets were "simply not credible".

Firing a broadside at Brussels and Athens, Maurice Obstfeld, the IMF's chief economist, and Poul Thomsen, director of the IMF's European department, said cuts to investment and discretionary spending had "gone too far" and would prevent the Greek economy from recovering.

Dec 12 15:13

Homeless People Sprayed With Water As They Sleep On British Streets

Homeless people are finding British streets to be increasingly hostile places for rough sleepers who say they are being targeted with “deliberate noise pollution”, “defensive architecture,” and attempts to spray them with water as they sleep.

Dec 12 13:22

Obama Out Not With a Bang, But a Whimp

The whimpering Obama administration is not over yet. Expect more sensational CIA exploits; more demonization of Russia; more weaponizing of “moderate” Syrian “rebels”; and even the odd false flag.

Clinton’s campaign – fully supported by President Obama — spent a whopping $1.2 billion and floundered ignominiously at the US presidential election. So Obama decided that the consolation “prize” is to order the “intelligence community” – a contradiction in terms – to conduct a “full review” of how the evil Russians handed out the Big Prize to Donald Trump.

Dec 12 13:16

Stop the CIA Coup – The Deep State versus Donald Trump

The CIA is up to its old tricks: overthrowing a democratically elected government. Only this time it’s our government.

“The CIA presentation to senators about Russia’s intentions fell short of a formal US assessment produced by all 17 intelligence agencies. A senior US official said there were minor disagreements among intelligence officials about the agency’s assessment, in part because some questions remain unanswered.” [emphasis added]

Dec 12 12:29

Italy Faces Banking Crisis as ECB Denies Help

The Italian banking system, which has been overloaded by bad loans and severely undercapitalised, is on the verge of a systemic meltdown; however, the European Central Bank (ECB) refused to ‘extend and pretend’ anymore, paving way to possible nationalisations, rife populism and, ultimately, Itexit.

Dec 12 11:55

EU to extend economic sanctions on Russia after leaders meet on December 15

The European Union will extend by six months its main economic sanctions on Russia over the conflict in Ukraine after the bloc's leaders meet in Brussels on Dec. 15, diplomatic sources and officials said on Friday.

The sanctions include restrictions access to international financing, and curbs on defence and energy cooperation with Russia, which annexed the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea from Kiev in March, 2014, and went on to back a rebellion in east Ukraine.

The conflict in Ukraine's industrial east is still simmering and has claimed nearly 10,000 lives. Efforts at implementing a peace agreement, brokered by Germany and France, have stalled for nearly two years.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Comedian Ron White is thoroughly correct, in his stand-up act, when he says, "You can't fix stupid"!

And right now, the EU is, collectively behaving stupidly against Russia on these sanctions, and falsely blaming it for something it never, ever did.

And I would like to politely point out to the writers of this codswallop that Russia did NOT "annex Crimea".

Apparently, real fact checking at Reuters has fallen out of favor, when it does not support the US government's narrative.

When the duly elected Ukrainian President Yanukovich was thrown under the proverbial bus by elements of George Soros, the EU, the US, and the IMF in 2014, and Poroshenko was "anointed" as President, the Crimean government and people understood that there was no longer any legitimacy in the government in Kiev.

And remember: the US's Victoria Nuland bragged, in a presentation, about the amount of money the US had spent to destabilize Ukraine:

Victoria Nuland's Admits Washington Has Spent $5 Billion to "Subvert Ukraine"

So, what the Crimeans did, in an observed free and fair election, was to ask the people of Crimean if they would like to become a part of the Russian Federation, and the people of Crimean overwhelmingly said yes.

Then, the government of Crimea petitioned the Russian Federation to become a member of that Federation, and the Russian Federation accepted this.

Peaceful self-determination is enshrined in the Charter of the UN, and that is precisely what the Crimean people did in these two steps.

The alleged "annexing" of Crimea never took place, except in the fevered, and fantasy-driven minds of those in the US government.

They and the Ukrainian government were ticked, as Crimea had been one of the "industrial engines" of Ukraine; now it is one of the "industrial engines" of Russia.

The Hidden Story of Crimea's Economic Success

So what did the US and Ukrainian government do?!? They collectively manufactured the absolute lie that Russia, somehow, annexed Ukraine, so Russia was to be punished.

Members of the EU understand this, but, to appease their American "big brother", need to treat the lie as real; this is completely, economically, and geopolitically insane, but that's the reality here.

Dec 12 11:27

Europe on the brink: Streets 'will become war zones' as continent descends into crisis

It comes after months of warnings from experts – including top military brasses – that massive economic issues, mass immigration, and terrorism will lead to a full-scale crisis.

They have predicted this will affect the entire continent, eventually leading to civil war on the streets.

In December 2015, one of the most apocalyptic warnings came from André Blattmann, the Swiss head of the armed forces.

Blattmann, who left his job just weeks later, said the combination of hybrid wars, the economy, and the refugee crisis would have “unforeseen dimensions”.

He then claimed social unrest was something Europe’s leaders and armies had to be prepared for.

Just weeks ago, French scholar of Islam, Gilles Kepel, told German newspaper Die Welt that the eventual goal of Islamic terrorism was not to simply murder western people in Europe.

He explained the purpose of bloody and vicious attacks on innocent people is to incite hatred among the general population of Muslims in general.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Yes, I know; this article appears both sensationalist and apocalyptic, as is thedailystar.com's style.

but I have to wonder, looking at all the disintegration we are seeing in European countries, and the problems brought on by out of control immigration, how far fetched are these assessments, and what can European politicians can actually do to prevent this predicted "civil war" in Europe?!?

I can tell you one thing; these European leaders better be thinking far ahead, and not just to the next election, before things do go wildly out of control in Europe!

Dec 12 09:25

Sweden’s recycling is so revolutionary, the country has run out of rubbish

Sweden’s recycling is so revolutionary, the country has to import rubbish from other countries to keep its recycling plants going.

Dec 12 09:17

600 ‘underage’ asylum seekers in Denmark are adults: report

According to a report in Jyllands-Posten, DIS suspected that roughly 800 asylum seekers were lying about their age and thus asked the University of Copenhagen's Department of Forensic Medicine (Retsmedicinsk Institut) to run tests to verify just how old the asylum seekers really are.

Using X-rays of their teeth and finger bones, the institute concluded that 74 percent of those tested – or around 600 individuals – are actually adults.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"That's okay. They 'self identify' as children, so you should let them stay!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Dec 12 08:57

£70,000 Raised In Crowdfunding For New Case Against Brexit

A fresh legal bid initiated by a British barrister is to be taken to an Irish court after thousands supported his case via a crowdfunding platform in an effort to derail Brexit.

The new legal challenge to the results of the British referendum is to be taken to Ireland’s High Court, which is expected to decide whether Article 50 – the one that sets out the process of Britain’s withdrawal from the EU – is revocable once it is activated. The court is also set to rule on whether leaving the EU means automatically leaving the European Economic Area.

Dec 12 08:57

Far-right party still leading in Dutch polls, despite leader’s criminal guilt

Wilders was found guilty of inciting discrimination at a rally where he called for “fewer Moroccans”. His supporters in this overwhelmingly white, conservative town see the trial and verdict as political persecution of a maverick anti-establishment champion.

“We don’t like what the government does so we support him,” said Wim Keizer, curator of the Volendam museum, a small building filled with tableaux of families and fishermen in traditional dress, including a dog-drawn cart and the cabin of a North Sea fishing skiff.

Dec 12 08:38

Stolen artifacts from Palmyra and Yemen seized in Geneva

Artifacts looted from Syria’s ancient Semitic city of Palmyra have been seized by Swiss authorities after they were discovered in Geneva’s secretive free ports — warehouses often used to store expensive objects with few questions asked.

Relics from war-torn Yemen and Libya were also confiscated from the storage lockers, which are often placed near airports and allow people to keep items tax-free.

Dec 12 08:34

Banking crisis whistleblower Jonathan Sugarman claims Irish financial situation has ’gotten much worse’ since collapse

Jonathan Sugarman, a former executive with Unicredit Bank Ireland, resigned from his role in 2007 after informing former Financial Regulator Patrick Neary that he (Sugarman) was breaking the law by signing off on billions of euro that didn’t exist.

The ex-risk manager recently addressed the EU Parliament where he said his concerns were ignored by the Financial Regulator in 2007 and that there is nothing being done to sanction the people responsible for the collapse of Irish banks that led to the recession here.

Dec 12 08:31

Italy gets its fourth unelected Prime Minister

Why let the people choose their leaders when the establishment can do it for them?

The Italian foreign minister, Paolo Gentiloni, has been chosen by Italy’s president to replace Matteo Renzi as prime minister, a choice that signals continuity in the centre-left government’s domestic and foreign policies at a volatile time for the eurozone’s third-largest economy.

Dec 12 08:22

Richard Williamson: Trump's Election Was A "God-given Reprieve From Years And Years Of Liberal Government"

As you may recall, Pope Benedict XVI lifted Catholic clergyman Richard Williamson's excommunication in 2009, causing an international media firestorm among the establishment, because Williamson had given a TV interview that same week scoffing at the 'Zyklon B gas chamber' myth. Here Williamson weighs in on the election of Donald J. Trump. He begins, "The essential thing to say about the election last month of Donald Trump as the next President of the United States is that it is a God-given reprieve from years and years of liberal government, but unless the American people themselves turn back seriously to Almighty God, then the reprieve will be swept away by a return of the liberals in force to destroy the United States once and for all, as Hilary Clinton would have done, had she been elected."

Dec 11 12:38

Fake News and War Party Lies – Pat Buchanan

Now, Americans should be on guard against “fake news” and foreign meddling in U.S. elections.

Yet it is often our own allies, like the Brits, and our own leaders who mislead and lie us into unnecessary wars. And is not meddling in the internal affairs, including the elections, of regimes we do not like, pretty much the job description of the CIA and the National Endowment for Democracy?

Dec 11 12:32

‘Total respect!’ Troops show their love for Trump at Army-Navy game; check out the video, photos

This is the year of breaking records, Army beating Navy after 14 years
The annual Army-Navy game is a proud American tradition often attended by U.S. Presidents ever since Theodore Roosevelt first attended a snow-filled event in 1901.

The 117th annual game, however, saw the first president-elect on record in attendance.

If you were at the game or watching on television, you couldn’t have missed Trump’s entrance thanks to the massive cheers coming from the military cadets in attendance.

Dec 10 22:52

Theresa May faces new Brexit legal challenge

Theresa May faces a new challenge to her bid to start the process to take Britain out of the European Union after it emerged that opponents plan to launch a fresh legal action on Monday.

Campaigners are planning to write to the government to say that they are going to launch a High Court action to keep Britain in the single market.

The claimants are seeking a judicial review in an attempt to give MPs a new power of veto over the terms on which Britain leaves the EU, following a legal path set by campaigner Gina Miller whose case was heard in the Supreme Court last week.

Dec 10 17:27

President-elect Trump Delivers Remarks At “Thank You” Rally In Michigan

President-elect Trump Kicks Off Victory Tour in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

“You the American people will be in-charge. Your voice will never fall on deaf ears again.”

“Thank you Michigan. We are going to bring back your jobs & together, we will MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!”

Dec 10 17:23

Marine Generals on Trump’s Team

"Mad Dog" Mattis Plays no Games" - Donald Trump

Former members of the Marines, the military’s smallest but proudest branch have gone on to become senators, governors, and senior government officials. But never has a former Marine become president of the United States. Perhaps with the elevation of these Marines into senior foreign policy roles, that could change.

Dec 10 13:55

Europe is finished. Nothing can save it now.

Dec 10 10:05

The only freedom of movement that really matters

The most part of the human race/ would move to something better/ that trod upon nobody’s face/and pleased every begetter

Dec 10 00:44

Rolling Back the Empire: Washington’s Proxy-Army Faces Decisive Defeat in Aleppo

It appears that the battle of Aleppo is about to end and the Syrian Army is on the “verge of total victory.”

Syrian Army helicopters dropped leaflets on parts of eastern Aleppo on Sunday warning anti-government fighters to surrender while they still had the chance. Hundreds of jihadists have already laid down their weapons and surrendered while a hardline corps of deadenders continue to fend off the rapidly advancing army.

Dec 09 17:17

QE in the EU: Dario Marghi & the Taper that Never Was. Or not.

Anyway, there’s Mario Draghi, Europe’s most unaccountable banker, the Prince of Darkness and President of the European Central Bank, sitting in front of lots of cameras, hacks and scribbling hands. It is, as David Coleman used to say, The Big One.

Dec 09 16:57

Is Europe's frosty relations with Russia thawing amid growth of populism?

The rise of populist politics across both Europe and the USA have seen the established order in retreat and many countries taking a friendlier approach to its consistent foe, Russia.

The shift in political opinion throughout Europe includes the growth of anti-establishment politics in Italy, where leader of the Five Star Movement - which has backed the successful no vote against changing the constitution - calling on closer links to Vladimir Putin.

And this week Spain also invited Russia’s foreign minister to the nations to improve relations between Madrid and Moscow.

In Italy, the rise of M5S and the Northern League, both of whom want to drastically change the country’s relationship with the European Union, want better relations and have called for anti-Russia sanctions lifted.

Dec 09 16:53

Monte Dei Paschi shares and bonds COLLAPSE as ECB REFUSES lender more time for rescue plan

PANICKED creditors have dumped holdings in embattled Monte Dei Paschi di Siena (MPS) amid fears their cash is about to go up in flames ahead of a looming bail-in for the Italian bank.

Dec 09 16:51

'There are big problems' Outrage as migrant rapes soar by 133% – in just ONE YEAR

The number of sexual assaults committed by migrants living in Austria rose by a staggering 133 per cent in 2016, figures obtained by The Freedom Party of Austria from the Ministry of the Interior have revealed.

Austrian interior minister Wolfgang Sobotka said the chilling increase was deeply worrying, as it was a sharp rise on last year when 39 migrants were identified as suspects.

By September, at least 91 refugees had been confirmed as suspects in sexual assaults.

The majority of suspects were originally from Afghanistan - which had an increase from 16 to 47 suspects within one year.

According to the Ministry of the Interior, a further 438 Austrians were involved in other sexual assaults.

Dec 09 16:50

UK-Based Banks Mull Post-Brexit Switch From London To Paris

Leading international banks based in Britain are planning to shift some operations from London to Paris following the Brexit vote, in order to maintain access to the European Union financial markets, France’s senior financial regulator says.

Dec 09 16:43

Sweden CHAOS boils over: Cars go up in flames as violent thugs attack police officers

SPECIAL units in Sweden were forced to rush out to aid Gothenburg police on Thursday after a gang of thugs launched violent attacks on deployed officers.

The violent assault on the police came after they attempted to search a home in the northeastern part of the city.

It is not known why officers were ordered to the premises, however the attending officials were unable to carry out the order as the thugs turned out in force to hinder the search.

Around 50 people amassed in the streets to cause havoc as they tossed firecrackers at the police, as well as the police cars.

Dec 09 08:05

David Cameron predicts the END OF THE EURO in major blow to the crumbling European Union

THE FAILED European single currency could come crashing down in a matter of years, according to former prime minister David Cameron.

Cameron told a gathering of students at DePauw University in Indiana, US, about his concerns over the Euro, and said: “It is not working as it was intended."

In his first major speech since resigning at the Tory leader, Cameron said: “I see more trouble ahead… I wonder how long it can last.

“Some countries have seen decades of lost growth - those countries have a single currency but they don’t have a single fiscal system, a fiscal tax system. It creates bigger differences.”

“You in the United States have ways to make sure that if you have a bad year you pay less in taxes and offset federal programmes. There are no such arrangements in Europe.”

Dec 09 07:49

Going On Trial In Amsterdam, Dutch Populist Leader Fights For His Freedom Of Speech Being Portrayed As "Hate Speech".

It seems citizens of the world are facing a government onslaught of attacks on freedom of speech. Right now in the United States many are fearing the threat to our freedom of speech on the Internet.

Dec 08 16:17

Euro Devaluation Accelerates – Millions Of Europeans Wishing They’d Bought Gold

The fact is that the eurozone is coming apart at the seams and the only tool left to delay the inevitable is easier money. As the following chart illustrates, the euro has been declining since 2008, with the descent accelerating lately.

Dec 08 15:39

Pope Francis: "We are at war. The world is conducting a third world war."

"I think that "No more war!" has not been taken seriously, because after the First there was the Second, and after the Second there is this third war we are experiencing now, piecemeal. We are at war. The world is conducting a third world war: Ukraine, Middle East, Africa, Yemen - It is very grave... There is an economic theory that I have not tried to confirm, but which I have read in several books: that in the history of humanity, when a State saw that its accounts were not in good shape, waged war to balance its budget. That is, it is one of the easiest ways to produce wealth. Certainly, the price is very high: blood."

Dec 08 10:39

Putin: New World Order Has Lost Its Grip On Europe

The defeat of Italy’s establishment Prime Minister is the latest sign that a tectonic shift is coming to the European order: toward accommodating, rather than countering, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s vow to destroy the globalist New World Order.

Italians went to the polls on Sunday and voted down Prime Minister Renzi’s proposed changes that would have weakened the constitution, further eroded once proud sovereignty, and put nooses around Italian necks.

But Italy rejected its establishment government’s demands for more central control, and pushed anti-establishment party FSM to the brink of power. PM Renzi lost by a huge margin – 20 percentage points – and has been forced to resign.

Dec 08 10:24

US Navy may increase Black Sea patrols – Admiral

Washington may send more ships to the Black Sea in order to extend the amount of time they can patrol the area, according to a senior US Navy officer.

The US has sent a string of warships into the Black Sea since the Ukraine crisis broke out in 2014, and NATO refused to recognize Crimea’s reunification with Moscow or Russia’s military presence on the peninsula.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, all they need to do is sneak a submarine in through the Bosphorus, sink a US ship, blame it on Russia, and get their war!

Dec 08 09:27

The Tide Is Turning Against the Oligarchs — Paul Craig Roberts

The ruling oligarchy and their presstitute media have become desperate now that they are losing control over explanations and Americans’ minds. Thus, they charge independent Internet journalists such as myself with being Russian agents peddling fake news.

Recent legislation in the House of Representatives, the list of 200 alleged Russian agents, and the attacks on president-elect Trump from within the US intelligence community make it clear that pressures on truthtellers are increasing.

Dec 08 09:24

Is Peace Possible? A Dialogue With Johan Galtung On Ukraine; Trump, Putin, And…

I expect these two men to cooperate — Johan Galtung

JG: I think there is a big difference in the campaigner Donald Trump, with his horrible remarks, and all his prejudices, and the President-Elect—who announces himself as the President for all Americans! While we are focusing on Ukraine, I was particularly interested in a statement made by a member of the Trump team about the 200-year relationship between Russia and the United States: the point was made that Russia supported what became the United States, against the French and the English empires. And that was Tsar Alexander I!...

It helps to have a long time-perspective! This is the first time in my life that I have heard of a President-Elect, or a President, having an historical perspective!

Dec 08 05:44

BERLIN: Migrant Gang kicks German Girl down Subway Stairs in Random Assault, Neukölln CCTV

This CCTV footage shows a German girl getting ambushed by a gang of migrants in a Berlin Neukölln Subway station.

Dec 07 16:34

Relaunching Europe? Italy PM Matteo Renzi To Resign As Euroskeptics Vie For Power

Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is to step down, after losing a referendum that many took as a vote on his premiership.

Dec 07 16:02

GERMANY: Members of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s own Christian Democrat Union party demand her resignation over her devastating Muslim immigration policies

As if to further spit in her party’s faces, she leaves the stage to shake hands with some of the illegal alien Muslim freeloaders, rapists, and potential jihadists she has invited into Germany.

Dec 07 13:32

Putin: New World Order Has Lost Its Grip On Europe

The defeat of Italy’s establishment Prime Minister is the latest sign that a tectonic shift is coming to the European order: toward accommodating, rather than countering, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s vow to destroy the globalist New World Order.

Dec 07 12:58

France: Decomposing In Front Of Our Eyes

Four officers were injured (two badly burned) when around 15 "youths" (Muslim gang-members) swarmed their cars and hurled rocks and firebombs at them. Police were aggrieved when the minister of interior called the attackers "little wild ones." Police and opposition politicians replied that the attackers were not "little wild ones but criminals who attacked police to kill."

Two students at a vocational training school in Calais attacked a teacher, and one fractured the teacher's jaw and several teeth -- because the teacher had asked one of the students to get back to work.

"This is a warning. These young people did not attack the school by chance; they wanted to attack the institution, to attack the State." — Yacine, 21, a student at the University of Paris II.

The riot, which lasted for four nights, broke out after the arrest of a driver who did not stop when asked to by a policeman.

Dec 07 12:43

Can Trump Leash His Pentagon ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis?

President-elect Donald Trump formally introduced his pick to lead the defense department Tuesday, as he brought his “thank you” tour to Fayetteville, North Carolina.

Will the mad dog be leashed? Ron Paul Liberty Report weighs in:

Dec 07 12:38

‘Mad Dog’ Mattis and the Spirit of Trumpism

When it comes to foreign policy, the incoming Trump administration displays a split personality.

Mattis exemplifies the dual nature of the new administration.
This was readily apparent during the campaign, when, on the one hand, Donald Trump told us we were lied into the Iraq war, that NATO is “obsolete,” and that we have no business supporting regime change in Syria – and, on the other hand, he declared that he would crush ISIS, that it was a mistake to leave Iraq, and that we have to “rebuild our military,” as if we don’t already spend as much as the top ten defense spenders.

Dec 07 10:56

Russia pipeline is security 'threat', US diplomat says

Russia’s Nord Stream II gas pipeline is a threat to European security, a US diplomat has said, amid calls for the European Commission to intervene.
Adam Shub, the deputy US ambassador to the EU, in Brussels on Tuesday (6 December), mentioned the Russian-German project amid other instruments he said Russia was using to “create division” in Europe and to erode “shared transatlantic values”.

EU Commission has stalled on appeals for a legal assessment.

He said the armed conflict in Ukraine was “just the front line” in the “malign action”, which extended also to the EU and the Western Balkans.

“There are [Russian] attempts to influence the policy debate, support for political parties, we know that, in the European Parliament, for NGOs … attempts to acquire assets on the energy front, Nord Stream - these are threats to Europe and to transatlantic security”, he said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Shub's codswallop, in denouncing Russia for doing everything the US government does, in terms of providing loans, supporting and attempting to influence various candidates and organisations who echo the US government narrative, demonstrates that the US government has, in basketball parlance, "got no game", in terms of being able to undo this deal.

This deal makes absolute sense for the German government and the German people, in order to keep fuel costs low.

In his petulant and sophomoric rant at the Ceps think tank conference, Shub comes off as almost thoroughly unhinged in his excoriating criticism of the deal, yet offers absolutely no concrete suggestions of what the German government "SHOULD" do, to get a better deal elsewhere.

And I would politely suggest to Mr. Shub that after last year's revelations of the fact that the US was spying on Angela Merkel and her ministers, neither she, nor any potential successor, is going to be very enthusiastic about listening to ANYTHING the US government has to say.

Obama administration spied on German media as well as its government

Dec 07 09:33

Farron's threat: Lib Dem discusses with EU chief whether Brexit can be STOPPED

TIM FARRON has admitted he travelled to Brussels to meet with an EU chief to discuss whether it was possible to stop Brexit.

Dec 07 09:27

Italian Government Prepares To Nationalize Monte Paschi

The wait is almost over.

After two previous taxpayer funded bailouts, and nearly five months of foreplay since the third largest Italian bank failed the latest European stress test at the end of July, in which the Italian government in September vow that "bailout for Italian banks has been 'absolutely' ruled out", a third bailout, as we previewed earlier today, is now imminent.

According to Reuters, which cites two sources, Italy is preparing to take a €2 billion controlling stake in Monte Paschi as the bank's hopes of a private funding rescue have faded after a fruitless five month search to secure an anchor investor, following Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's decision to quit.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Dec 07 08:26

UK Will Not Be Allowed Any Cherrypicking Over Brexit: Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says Britain will not be given much leeway to “cherry pick” the parts of the European Union it prefers in the Brexit negotiations without accepting its four basic freedoms.

“We will not allow any cherrypicking,” Merkel said at a meeting of her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party members in the German western city of Essen on Tuesday.

Dec 07 08:11

Brexit Deal Could Be Reached By October 2018 – EU’s ‘Tough’ Chief Negotiator

A deal on Brexit could be reached by October of 2018, if all goes to plan, according to the EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier.

If the UK engages in negotiations in a timely fashion, an agreement on how to implement Article 50 – the clause to leave the EU – could be reached well before the end of 2018, he said.

Dec 07 08:00

Dutch reject calls to cease funding Palestinian groups

The Dutch government has rejected calls to cease funding organizations that advocate a boycott of Israel.

In June this year, NGO Monitor – a lobby group with close ties to the Israeli political and military establishments claimed it had scored a significant victory in the Netherlands.

NGO Monitor was referring to a decision made by the Dutch parliament that a review should be undertaken of the country’s aid to organizations supporting the Palestinian-led boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement. According to NGO Monitor, the parliament’s vote was the result of briefings that the lobby group had provided on how “radical” activists were engaged in the “demonization” of Israel.

The government in The Hague has now made it clear, however, that it will not bar BDS advocates from receiving aid.

Dec 07 07:38

1939: "Anti-Semite" Fr. Coughlin Warns that Warmongers will Use Japan to Ensnare U.S. Into 2nd European World War

The good Father also spoke of how the propagandists would "merchandise lies, murders, hell holes, corpses, and broken hearts for the loved ones left behind." He warned his audience that they would do this "While you people pay to be propagandized" and said "They are still depending upon your gullibility. They are still banking upon your unintelligence, as they say, to lead you like sheep to the slaughter tomorrow, as they did your fathers and brothers yesterday. For oh, they are ingenious!"

Dec 07 05:33

Can Trump Leash His Pentagon ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis?

President-elect Donald Trump formally introduced his pick to lead the defense department Tuesday, as he brought his “thank you” tour to Fayetteville, North Carolina.

Will the mad dog be leashed? Ron Paul Liberty Report weighs in:

Dec 06 21:09

Poland to spend £11.5BILLION on huge military overhaul amid growing Russian tensions

POLISH officials have confirmed the country will spend a whopping £11.5billion ($14.5billion) to drastically upgrade their military over the next five years.

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