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Jul 30 13:24

Europe under Aegis

In May 2016, the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency announced that its ballistic missile defence (BMD) base at Deveselu, Romania, had been put into operation. This marked the second phase of the European Phased Adaptive Approach (EPAA) announced by Barack Obama in 2009. Immediately thereafter, construction of a similar base in Redzikowo, Poland began as part of the third EPAA phase. These events force us once again to reflect on the potential threat that the United States’ current plans to deploy BMD in Europe poses to Russia’s national security...

Jul 30 09:09

Monte Paschi Fails European "Stress Test" Meant To Restore Confidence In Europe's Struggling Banks

Moments ago, the European Banking Authority published the 2016 bank stress test results, whose purpose - as every other year - is to inspire confidence in Europe's struggling banks; it differs from a market-based assessment of bank stress - that particular "test" can be seen by observing the stock prices of such giant banks as Deutsche Bank and Credit Suisse, both of which recently hit all time lows.

Jul 30 08:15

IMF admits disastrous love affair with the euro and apologises for the immolation of Greece

The International Monetary Fund’s top staff misled their own board, made a series of calamitous misjudgments in Greece, became euphoric cheerleaders for the euro project, ignored warning signs of impending crisis, and collectively failed to grasp an elemental concept of currency theory.

This is the lacerating verdict of the IMF’s top watchdog on the fund’s tangled political role in the eurozone debt crisis, the most damaging episode in the history of the Bretton Woods institutions.

The three main bailouts for Greece, Portugal and Ireland were unprecedented in scale and character. The trio were each allowed to borrow over 2,000pc of their allocated quota – more than three times the normal limit – and accounted for 80pc of all lending by the fund between 2011 and 2014.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, what are the real-world implications of this evaluation?!?

Will anyone be tried, fined, or go to jail, and NOT in Europe's version of a Club Fed?!?

My bet would be, absoflippinglutely not.

The apology is all the long-suffering Greek, Irish, and Portuguese people will get, period, end of discussion.

What an aphrodisiac it must be, to wield that much power with zero responsibility, and creating the absolute fluster clucks the IMF has created here!

Jul 30 07:43

EU: Export of 'democracy,' import of terrorists. Where does neoliberalism take Europe to?

French President Hollande called on the French people to support neo-liberal values ??and rejected the idea of ??tightening the law in limiting freedoms. Yet, the people do not want to be terrorists' hostages in the name of tolerance and multiculturalism - the values that get devaluated slowly but surely. The French want their government to close down propaganda websites, tighten entry rules for refugees and deport dangerous migrants. According to BFMTV, the Nice prosecutor has registered the fourth complaint against the officials, who were responsible for security on Bastille Day on July 14, when a native of Tunisia rammed a truck into a crowd of people. These complaints and angry discussions on blogs herald mass anti-government protests in France...

Jul 30 07:31

IMF slammed by own watchdog over ‘political’ handling of eurozone crisis

Top brass at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have been criticized for misjudgments over Greece, being overly enthusiastic about the euro, ignoring signs of an impending crisis, and for being influenced by national political concerns.

The criticism comes from the Fund's own watchdog, the Independent Evaluation Office (IEO).

Jul 29 09:07

Putin is watching happily from the sidelines as NATO tears itself apart

Russian President Vladimir Putin seemingly cannot believe his luck as he watches NATO cause near irreparable harm to itself from the sidelines.

NATO has been a major force in reigning in Putin's revanchist vision for Russia, with the alliance holding a series of military exercises and basing troops in vulnerable nations throughout Eastern Europe and the Baltics as a check on Russian aggression following the annexation of Crimea.

Now, however, that sense of unity across Europe and North America against Russian aggression is flailing, as NATO does drastic amounts of self-harm.

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and I'll enjoy it again in November too , if you fix that vote , my dear .
za zda-ro-vye)

Jul 29 06:58

Corsican militants warn 'Islamist radicals' over attacks

A militant splinter group on the French island of Corsica has warned Islamist extremists that they would respond to any attack that took place on the island.

Jul 29 06:57

Juncker: No Matter How Bad Migrant Crisis, Terrorism Gets, We’ll Never Give Up On Open Borders

Jean-Claude Juncker has vowed that no matter how bad terrorism or the migrant crisis gets, the European Union (EU) will never give up on open borders. The European Commission president said terrorism could be countered with better intelligence-sharing between member states.

Jul 29 06:33

EU plans to create European cross-border PENSION scheme in bid to inject cash into euro

BRUSSELS' bureaucrats are plotting a bloc-wide personal pension scheme as part of desperate efforts to boost the economy and save the euro, it has been revealed.

The European Commission (EC) is looking at how to encourage savers to invest into retirement schemes, so the cash can be used for business and economic growth.

A consultation has now been launched looking at a personal pension framework that would work across borders, with the commission asking for views from savers and businesses.

Jul 29 06:30

How bad is EU’s economic crisis? Italy prepares RESCUE BIDS ahead of stress tests on banks

AMID a toxic cocktail of low interest rates and stalling economic growth, the full scale of Europe's banking crisis is set to be laid out this evening.

Investors are nervously awaiting for the results of the European stress tests, which are designed to show how well prepared firms are for market shocks or downturns.

Italian and German bank balance sheets are drawing the biggest concerns ahead of the results, which are to be released after markets close at 9pm British time.

A late minute rescue deal has been tabled for Italy’s Monte dei Paschi di Siena (MPS), the world’s oldest bank, as investors and pensioners brace for the result of the assessment of its economic health.

Jul 29 05:39

Austria: Syrian Migrant Caught 'Masturbating Next to Children's Playground'

A SYRIAN man was caught masturbating next to a children’s playground on Monday afternoon.

Jul 29 04:22

Brexit Boost for Scotland's Wacky War of Independence

A month on from the Brexit vote and Scotland's EU-smitten First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, continues to stamp her foot in frustration. But hopefully, after her frantic tour of European capitals pleading for Scotland to remain a vassal of the EU one way or another, the absurdity of her stance is beginning to dawn on her. She's a little less strident, a touch more subdued

Jul 28 15:47

Will Theresa May’s Bespoke Brexit Package Wash With Brussels?

Prime Minister Theresa May has made clear she wants a bespoke Brexit package suited to the UK – a demand which could fall on deaf ears among notoriously inflexible EU officials.

Speaking alongside her Italian counterpart, Matteo Renzi, May said she has an “open mind” about upcoming Brexit negotiations and that Britain should not pick an agreement already “on the shelf.”

Jul 28 15:20

Sugar-Coated Lies: How The Food Lobby Destroys Health In The EU

Over half the population of the European Union (EU) is overweight or obese. Without effective action, this number will grow substantially in the next decade warns an important new report.

Jul 28 14:55

Brexit Fails To Contain Rising UK House Prices

House prices in Britain have continued to rise in the wake of the Brexit vote, a report says.

British house prices have risen at their fastest annual pace in four months in July at 5.2 percent, according to Nationwide, whose latest survey showed average prices edged up 0.5 percent from June alone.

Jul 28 14:15

UK Wages Drop More Than In Any Advanced Economy Since Financial Crisis … Level With Greece

Workers in Britain have suffered the biggest fall in real wages since the financial crisis than any other leading economy besides Greece, a new study has found.

Between 2007 and 2015, real earnings of British workers declined by 10.4 percent, according to the Trades Union Congress (TUC).

Jul 28 12:13

DM: More Forces Deployed in Crimea, Northern Caucasus as NATO Approaches

Speaking today on state television, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shogu announced additional military deployments along the nation’s southwestern flank with NATO, including the deployment of more air defense systems and ground troops into the Northern Caucasus, and additional troops into the Crimea.

Technically, Russia’s territory in the Northern Caucasus doesn’t border NATO, but is relatively close to Turkey, and has a substantial border with Georgia, which has NATO ambitions. Both Russia and NATO have been escalating deployments on their frontier in Europe, particularly in the Baltics, and this looks to be an extension of that.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am amazed at the general degree of restraint Russia is demonstrating, as it is getting completely surrounded by NATO troops and NATO weapons.

Ever have that archetypal dream of seeing a slo-mo train wreck about to occur, and you have no way of stopping it?!?

I have been having that dream frequently, looking at the buildup of NATO arms and personnel in places like Poland and Lithuania.

Jul 28 10:51

DEUTSCHE BANK PROFIT PLUNGES 98 PERCENT AS THE OUTLOOK FOR “THE WORLD’S RISKIEST BANK” DARKENS

The biggest and most important bank in the biggest and most important country in Europe continues to implode right in front of our eyes. If you follow my work regularly, you probably already know that I issued a major alarm about Deutsche Bank last September. Subsequently, Deutsche Bank stock hit an all-time low. Then I sounded the alarm about Deutsche Bank again back in May, and once again that was followed by another all-time low for Deutsche Bank. And then I warned about Deutsche Bank again in early June, and you can probably imagine what happened after that. Over the past year, this German banking giant has literally been coming apart at the seams, and in so many ways it is paralleling exactly what happened to Lehman Brothers back in 2008.

Jul 27 18:36

Is Europe Doomed By Vassalage To Washington? — Paul Craig Roberts

World War II resulted in Europe being conquered, not by Berlin but by Washington.

The conquest was certain but not all at once. Washington’s conquest of Europe resulted from the Marshall Plan, from fears of Stalin’s Red Army that caused Europe to rely on Washington’s protection and to subordinate Europe’s militaries to Washington in NATO, from the replacement of the British pound as world reserve currency with the US dollar, and from the long process of the subordination of the sovereignty of individual European countries to the European Union, a CIA initiative implemented by Washington in order to control all of Europe by controlling only one unaccountable government.

With few exceptions, principally the UK, membership in the EU also meant loss of financial independence. As only the European Central Bank, an EU institution, can create euros, those countries so foolish as to accept the euro as their currency no longer have the power to create their own money in order to finance budget deficits.

Jul 27 13:02

Germany May Use Internal Army to Combat Terrorism As Europeans Told to “Expect Attacks” On a Daily Basis

Germany is preparing to use their internal army, as well as increased police forces, in the event of a large scale terror attack:

But attack after attack strains everybody’s ability to respond with the levels of emotion such atrocities demand.

In the previous week in Germany alone there has been a fatal machete attack, an axe attack on a train, a suicide bombing and a shooting rampage in a shopping mall.

Read more at SHTFplan

Jul 27 12:37

Russia beefs up military on southwestern flank as NATO approaches

Russia has strengthened its southwestern flank as NATO builds up its military presence and Ukraine remains unstable, Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Wednesday in remarks the United States called contrary to efforts to lower tensions.

Moscow has deployed more air defense systems in the southwest and has also deployed a "self-sufficient" contingent of troops in Crimea, Shoigu told a meeting at the Defence Ministry broadcast on state television.

"Since 2013 ... we have formed four divisions, nine brigades and 22 regiments," he said. "They include two missile brigades armed with Iskander missile complexes, which has allowed to boost fire power to destroy the potential adversary."

Shoigu said "terrorist" groups were also active in the North Caucasus.

Jul 27 12:26

“Learn to live with it”: Nice and the Ever-Rising Cost of Multiculturalism

While images of dead children are evidently fair game for Marxist propaganda, a different set of rules appears to be in operation if the dead children in question are the undeniable victims of the hybridized interests of foreigners and the Left. Social media was awash almost immediately on the night of the 14th with pleas to delete images from Nice and ‘respect victims’ privacy,’ often from the kind of ‘refugees welcome’ types who wave posters of beached African corpses at candle-lit rallies. Our enemies do not want the kind of social action that might be provoked by the image of our young French child, and we can thus be sure that it will rarely feature in mainstream press coverage, and certainly never ‘go viral’ like that of the young Arab.

Jul 27 12:14

Germany May Use Internal Army to Combat Terrorism As Europeans Told to “Expect Attacks” On a Daily Basis, by Mac Slavo

Mass murder and shocking acts of terrorism have become commonplace – and are happening on a daily basis now. The EU is facing an all-out war against foreign invaders who are picking off random targets and fueling chaos, and they are ready to institute a police state in desperate attempt to control it.

Things are getting quite serious.

As RT reported:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The one thing European countries should be doing, in a concerted way, and with one very loud voice, is telling the US government that it MUST stop these horrific wars of conquest which are driving this massive influx of refugees in the first place.

And yes, these attacks are horrific and repugnant; but they are so random as to probably not be able to be controlled by ramping up a police state and martial law.

My answer to the question of "cui bono?", meaning, who benefits, who can effectively bend the narrative to fit their desired outcome, is very clear to me.

Martial law, as a way of controlling even the good, decent people in a country, is seen as very attractive by some leaders who know that their present and future programs will not be popular with the people who elected them.

And what better way to suppress domestic unrest at those policies than prevent the free and honest discussion of those policies ideas, or - horror of horrors - demonstrate peacefully against them?!?

These terroristic acts are just the excuse to invoke martial law; but the reason for the problem in the first place is the ham-fisted, pig-headed quality of American foreign policy, the authors of which never see a war they don't want to start in order to control resources to which they have no moral right.

Jul 27 11:34

In Latest Political "Coup", Catalan Parliament Votes To Secede From Spain

In the aftermath of last month's Brexit vote, there was an outpouring of concern in Europe that the British decision would embolden similar separatist movements across the continent. Earlier Wednesday, this is precisely what happened when Catalan nationalists voted to approve a plan to secede from Spain, defying the nation’s Constitutional Court and challenging acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, who is currently in political limbo as he struggles to form a government.

The decision was approved by 72 regional MPs out of 135. Ten MPs from the CSP group linked to Podemos, Partido Popular and Ciudadanos walked out of the assembly and the Socialists did not vote. A recent poll shows that 48% of the Catalan population currently supports independence compared with 43% against it.

Jul 27 09:21

'EU IS NOT HONEST' TURKEY THREATENS TO SEND 3MILLION MIGRANTS AS EU 'FAILS TO GIVE £2.5BN'

President Erdogan claimed the EU was not honest
Erdogan claimed Turkey had only received a fraction of the money promised to them for taking in migrants sent back from Greece - stating they were given just a third of the €3bn promised.

But the Commission has hit back, saying the leader's allegations were "not true" as the full sum had been sent over.

The deal, and the promised cash, allows Europe to send Middle East refugees who arrived in Greece back to Turkey in exchange for political and financial freedom.

But the Turkish leader estimated Turkey has spent some £9.12billion (€10.9 bn) to help refugees since the start of the five-year civil war in Syria.

Turkey has spent some £9.12billion to help refugees

He added: "Ask them, did you pay? But Turkey still hosts 3 million people.

"What would Europe do if we let these people go to Europe.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The European economy is already teetering on fine edge right now.

Another flood of refugees would put it absolute over the edge, economically, and voters would demand regime change in every country which allowed more refugees in.

And unfortunately, no leader in Europe has the "male attributes" to demand that President Obama stop these wars of conquest, which are creating the refugee problem in the first place!

Jul 27 08:44

Will Germany leave the EU? Will Germans DEMAND their own referendum after Brexit?

THE BREXIT victory has sparked calls for Germany to follow Britain out of the EU. But could it happen?

Jul 27 07:26

Juncker Rules Out Special UK Deal But Insists There’s ‘No Deadline’ For Brexit

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker appeared to play both good and bad cop on Monday when he said that Britain could take its time before triggering Article 50, while also stating that the UK will not get “special” treatment.

Jul 27 03:07

PM Viktor Orban: 'Hungary Does Not Need a Single Migrant'

Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban said his country "does not need a single migrant" during a joint press conference with Austrian chancellor Christian Kern in Budapest.

Jul 27 03:05

Dutch Leader Geert Wilders Calls for EU Ban On Muslim Immigration

Dutch Freedom Party leader Geert Wilders called for the EU to ban all Muslim immigration and said terrorism will only get worse because leaders like Angela Merkel are "cowards and weak."

Jul 26 10:57

In Signal to Military, Hillary Clinton Picks Senator Tim Kaine as Running Mate

In selecting Kaine, Clinton is making clear that she plans on running a right-wing, pro-war campaign targeted at winning over the military and sections of the Republican Party dissatisfied with Trump, and particularly with the Republican candidate’s attitude toward Russia. Clinton also wanted to repudiate any association with the issues of social inequality that motivated the widespread support for her main rival in the primaries, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.

Kaine is among the most hawkish figures among Senate Democrats. As governor of Virginia from 2006 to 2010, Kaine oversaw billions of dollars in cuts to the state budget. The state of Virginia is a major center for the military and defense industry, and is home to the Pentagon and the headquarters of the CIA.

Between 2009 and 2011, Kaine served as the head of the Democratic National Committee, the leadership body of the Democratic Party. He is close to Wall Street, having recently backed measures to deregulate banks.

Jul 26 08:25

EU KILLS OFF Spain's dream of high-speed trains and orders it to PAY BACK £117million

THE EU has ordered Spain to pay back €140million (£117million) in state aid it has already forked out on a high-speed train test centre.

Jul 26 06:51

Scotland set to bolt from UK after Brexit despite British PM’s efforts

British Prime Minister Theresa May has assured Northern Irish leaders that there will be no return to old border posts and permanent structures. However, her attempt to keep the United Kingdom in place suffered a major blow when Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon made it clear yesterday that Scotland's best option may be to leave the UK.

Jul 26 06:22

Kremlin calls US official’s words on Russian possible attack on Poland "madman analytics"

US military experts’ recommendations to Warsaw on what to do if Russia attacks Poland are "analytics of madmen," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Tuesday.

Answering a question on how the Kremlin assesses US military experts’ recommendations to Poland, Peskov said: "As pseudo-analytics of madmen."

US military experts earlier said that Russia can seize the territory of Poland overnight.

Jul 26 06:18

Think Tank Urges EU to Tackle Russian NGOs

The Brussels-based Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies called on the European Union to take a number of measures to fight against organizations officially or unofficially funded by the Russian government and spreading the country's influence over the 28-nation bloc.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Are they going to blame Putin for the BREXIT? :)

Jul 26 01:21

EU Chief On Terror: Turn Europe Into Surveillance State Rather Than Close Borders

Rather than close Europe's borders in response to recent terror attacks by migrants, the EU should be transformed into a surveillance state, so says European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker.

Jul 25 19:20

98 per cent say NO to EU deal: Forget talks with Brussels and quit NOW, urges new poll

A NEW Daily Express online poll has revealed that 98 per cent of respondents - 3,548 people - want the historic Brexit vote to be enacted now instead of Britain being embroiled in months or years of talks with Brussels bureaucrats.

Jul 25 14:42

The times they are a changing: Brexit, Trump and lots of anger

Graham Peebles argues that despite the turmoil that is breaking the sclerotic political moulds in the US, UK and elsewhere, "these are wonderful times for democracy and politics" which will lead to fundamental social and economic change.

Jul 25 09:18

'I could not articulate better what Europe needs' Hungarian PM SUPPORTS Donald Trump

The Hungarian leader linked increased security threats to increased migration and endorsed Mr Trump’s proposals to beat terrorism.

Mr Orban is known as one of Europe’s most outspoken politicians and has even recently called for a razor wire fence to be built along Hungary’s southern border to stop migrants entering.

Mr Trump wants a wall to be built along America’s border with Mexico.

Jul 25 09:17

Inferno near NATO base in Turkey, alliance insists all is well

A massive fire has erupted near a NATO base within the Buca district in Izmir, western Turkey, local media report.
NATO spokesperson Oana Lungescu has denied the reports of a fire "in or near" territories hosting NATO facilities in Turkey, adding that its HQ "is fully operational."

Despite intense efforts by NATO-stationed troops to stop the fire, the rapidly-spreading flames are moving closer to the arsenal, T24 News reports. The channel also reports that possible “sabotage” is suspected.

The fire is threatening the Allied Land Command (LANDCOM) base at ?irinyer (Buca) in ?zmir, Turkey. LANDCOM is charged with improving the effectiveness and reaction time of the alliance’s land forces that when needed could respond to an international crisis.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The creation of this fire, has, in effect, prevented NATO personnel there from being able to assist the 2,700 NATO personnel still locked down at Incerlik.

Jul 25 09:16

Paul Craig Roberts Warns "Armageddon Approaches" After German Leak

The Western public doesn’t know it, but Washington and its European vassals are convincing Russia that they are preparing to attack. Eric Zuesse reports on a German newspaper leak of a Bundeswehr decision to declare Russia to be an enemy nation of Germany.

According to a report issued on June 6th in German Economic News (Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten, or DWN), the German government is preparing to go to war against Russia, and has in draft-form a Bundeswehr report declaring Russia to be an enemy nation. DWN says: “The Russian secret services have apparently thoroughly studied the paper.

In advance of the paper’s publication, a harsh note of protest has been sent to Berlin: The head of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Russian State Duma, Alexei Puschkow, has posted the Twitter message: ‘The decision of the German government declaring Russia to be an enemy shows Merkel’s subservience to the Obama administration.’”

Jul 25 08:48

IMF's 'Competitiveness Drive' Leaves 127,000 Greeks Earnings Under $110 Per Month

The dramatic shrinkage of Greek earnings due to recession, the explosion of unemployment and the dominance of flexible forms of employment is exposed in a new document submitted by an experts’ committee to Greek Labor Ministry. As KeepTalkingGreece reports, the document featured details wage inequality during the period 2010-2015 and exposes a new social class of workers: the Neo-Poor Greeks earning wages much less than the unemployment allowance of 360 euro.

Jul 25 08:16

Is the ECB out of Control?

Jul 25 08:13

MAPPED: The EU countries being taken to court by Brussels bureaucrats for BREAKING EU LAW

BRUSSELS bureaucrats have threatened to take almost half EU member states to court after accusing them of breaking EU law.

Jul 24 15:55

Eric Trump’s full speech at the 2016 Republican National Convention

“To whom much is given, much will be required.

“This is the very belief that made my father make this great sacrifice.
“To run for the most powerful yet unforgiving office in the world.

“There is no greater calling….

“Vote for the candidate who can’t be bought, sold, purchased, coerced, intimidated or steered from the path that is right, and just and true….

“To the veteran tuning into this speech from his or her hospital, whose been ignored and disrespected by an ungrateful system, my father is running for you….

“Vote for the one candidate who does not need this job.”

— Eric Trump, son of GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, spoke Wednesday night at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

Jul 24 15:47

Democratic convention draws thousands of protesters to Philadelphia

Thousands of demonstrators took to the sweltering streets of Philadelphia on Sunday, chanting and beating drums in the first major protests ahead of the Democratic national convention.

The group of about a dozen marchers walked on sidewalks from near the convention site up toward the Liberty Bell. One played This Land is Your Land on bagpipes as the group weaved around people eating brunch at sidewalk cafes and others walking dogs.

Jul 24 15:39

Jill Stein Just BLASTED the DNC Over Leaked Emails

“This latest revelation from WikiLeaks underscores how much the media is in bed with the DNC to circle the wagons around Hillary,” Stein told US Uncut in a phone interview. “The corruption and underhanded tactics and deception and conspiratorial efforts to silence Bernie and delegitimize him — I mean, welcome to the Green Party. This is what we’ve been up against forever.”

“The leaked DNC emails are the smoking gun that the Democratic establishment was rigging the game against Bernie the whole time,” Stein said in a press release issued by her campaign. “Instead of running the process impartially and letting the voters decide, top Democratic officials were doing all they could to ensure a Clinton victory, including collusion with journalists to present a pro-Clinton, anti-Sanders narrative.”

Jul 24 15:31

CHARMING! Mike Pence – Paul Ryan intro – Republican National Convention

Mike Pence rallies crowd behind Trump, takes on Hillary Clinton:

Hillary Clinton, Secretary of status quo, looking for another title ?

“HILLARY CLINTON WILL NEVER BECOME PRESIDENT OF UNITED STATES OF AMERICA” – MIKE PENCE

Jul 24 08:53

Calls for EU-wide gun law as Munich killer 'buys Glock 9mm on dark web'

The German government has called for EU-wide gun controls in the wake of the Munich shootings, as it emerged the teenage attacker bought a gun on the “dark web”.

One of the mysteries of the attack has been how Ali Sonboly managed to get hold of a Glock handgun and the 300 rounds of ammunition police found in his backpack.

Police now believe he bought the gun on the so-called “dark web”, an area of the internet not accessible without special software, used by criminals and paedophile networks, according to Süddeustche Zeitung newspaper.

Jul 24 08:45

With friends like Brussels, who needs enemies? EU to fine Greece for saving ship builders

BRUSSELS bureaucrats are set to fine impoverished Greece a million euros every month in revenge for its Government stepping in to save ship builders’ jobs.

Out of touch eurocrats are seeking a court order for a massive financial crackdown on the struggling country, which has been driven into third world poverty by EU policies.

They want to impose a six million euro upfront penalty on Greece’s cash-strapped government, to be followed by a daily levy of 34,974 euros.

The row has erupted because Greek ministers used taxpayers money to save the Hellenic Shipyards company in 2008, guaranteeing the jobs of more than a thousand workers.

Jul 24 07:49

UK’s Post-Brexit Future With America In Old Colonial Stomping Ground Asia, Says Academic

Britain must tie its fate more closely than ever to the US in the wake of the EU referendum – meaning the Far East will become key, an academic has claimed.

Writing in the Telegraph on Wednesday, King’s College London history and foreign policy professor John Bew said that as the delicate Brexit negotiations are carried forward the UK must prepare for its future role in Asia.

Jul 24 07:40

‘Open the border!’ Pro-refugee group tries to breach Greek-Turkish border cordon (VIDEO)

Clashes broke out in the Greek town of Kastanies as dozens of pro-refugee protesters rallied against the fence set up at the Turkish border and attempted to breach police lines. Authorities resorted to stun grenades and tear gas to stop the unruly crowd.

Jul 23 14:27

Donald Trump and the Revolt of the Proles

The Trump phenom is about economic insecurity. This isn’t about ideology, or racism, it’s about reality;

Western elites were shocked by Brexit, shocked that all their fear mongering and finger-wagging amounted to nothing. The same is true in the US, where the media’s daily attacks on Trump have failed to erode his base of support at all, in fact, they may have added to it.

That’s the reality that made Trump possible, and that’s what this election is about, economic insecurity.

Jul 23 14:22

Donald Trump Jr. Receives Standing Ovation For His Speech At RNC

Make America Work Again. “We are going to put America First.”

“Let me tell you something about “Risk.” If Hillary Clinton were elected, she’ll be the first President who could not pass a basic background check.
Hillary Clinton is a “Risk” Americans cannot afford to take.”

Jul 23 10:10

World War III in The Pipeline? US and European Allies Threaten Russia, Americans Need to Wake Up

The Western pubic doesn’t know it, but Washington and its European vassals are convincing Russia that they are preparing to attack. Eric Zuesse reports on a German newspaper leak of a Bundeswehr decision to declare Russia to be an enemy nation of Germany.

This is the interpretation that some Russian politicians themselves have put on the NATO military bases that Washington is establishing on Russia’s borders.

Washington might intend the military buildup as pressure on President Putin to reduce Russian opposition to Washington’s unilateralism. However, it reminds some outspoken Russians such as Vladimir Zhirinovsky of Hitler’s troops on Russia’s border in 1941.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In doing a fact-check of this article, the language to be used here, when this is published, is: Concerning Moscow, Berlin is "faced with a challenge."

As reported in June of this year at rbth.com:

The traditionally solid relations between Russia and Germany took a turn in an uncertain new direction last week following a report in German newspaper Die Welt on June 4 that German ministries are preparing a new “white book” – the document in which the country's official security doctrine is outlined. The document states that Russia is no longer "a priority partner," as is written in the 2006 edition, but now is Germany's rival. The change in approach is due to Moscow's "violent securing of its interests" in Crimea and eastern Ukraine, its "violation of international law" and the "unilateral change of borders." "Without a fundamental change in course, in the foreseeable future Russia will be a security challenge for our continent," the document stresses. But how serious is this change in Germany's relation to Russia? ‘Regret and concern’ The Kremlin was quick to respond to the information found in the White Book, stating that the apparent change in Germany’s stance toward Russia engenders "regret and concern." "Such a position can surely lead to some kind of confrontational actions, which will not help promote mutual trust and cooperation," said Russian presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov. Kremlin worried by reports Germany no longer sees it as partner Kremlin worried by reports Germany no longer sees it as partner Since Russia places a high value on maintaining good relations with Germany, relations that some experts believe have been "essential" since the end of the 1960s, the judgments expressed in the “white book” could not have failed to upset the Kremlin. However, Germany itself has called on Russia not to rush to conclusions. German Ambassador to Russia Rüdiger von Fritsch emphasized that the White Book still has not been published. "Let's not pay attention to propaganda," said the ambassador, not explaining, however, whose propaganda he was talking about. German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen was more precise. In her words: The new doctrine will not contain the words "rival" or "enemy." Concerning Moscow, Berlin is "faced with a challenge."

Jul 23 09:36

European Supreme Court says “Maybe” to mass surveillance of innocents

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) says that mass surveillance of innocent people may be legal in a preliminary ruling issued today. The ECJ is the highest court in the European Union, and it issues preliminary rulings by a General Advocate about six months ahead of its final ruling. Today’s preliminary ruling allows for mass surveillance on a state-by-state basis, but only when five conditions are met.

Jul 23 09:29

Naked man runs rings around three policemen through Italian town square while shouting 'praise to Allah'

Give me your tired,your poor and your buck naked crazies yearning to eat pasta!

A naked man shouting out 'praise to Allah' was filmed in a public square running rings around three police officers who struggle to catch him.
The 22-year-old man from Tunisia, who has not been named, was seen running in the nude around the Pratto della Valle Square in the city of Padua in the northern Veneto region of Italy.
He was spotted by a passing police patrol and amused onlookers watched as a game of cat and mouse unfolded.

Jul 23 09:28

We May Be at a Greater Risk of Nuclear Catastrophe Than During the Cold War

While the NATO meetings in Warsaw agreed to continue economic sanctions aimed at Russia for another six months and to station four battalions of troops in Poland and the Baltic states – along with separate US forces in Bulgaria and Poland – there was an undercurrent of dissent. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras called for de-escalating the tensions with Russia and for considering Russian President Vladimir Putin a partner rather than an enemy.

Greece was not alone. German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier called NATO maneuvers on the Russian border “warmongering” and “saber rattling.” French President Francois Hollande said Putin should be considered a “partner,” not a “threat,” and France tried to reduce the number of troops being deployed in the Baltic and Poland. Italy has been increasingly critical of the sanctions as well.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am strongly of the opinion that if internal White House and DNC polls indicate that Trump will absolutely win this election by a landslide, such a war will be generated before the election, and the US economy will be deliberately brought down as "pre-election gifts" to soon-to-be President Trump.

Jul 23 09:25

Article 50 was designed 'NEVER to be used' - says the man who wrote the EU divorce clause

THE MAN who wrote Article 50 has admitted it was NEVER supposed to be used as Britain gets set to divorce the European Union.

Giuliano Amato, a former Italian Prime Minister, claimed Britain must "lose" when it comes to finances - so they are forced to stay in the single market.

Mr Amato told a conference in Rome, he had inserted the get-out clause specifically to prevent the British from complaining that there was no clear cut, official way for them to bail out of the Union.

He said: "I wrote Article 50, so I know it well.

"My intention was that it should be a classic safety valve that was there, but never used. It is like having a fire extinguisher that should never have to be used. Instead, the fire happened.

"When it comes to the economy they have to lose.”

Jul 23 08:21

TIME FOR A NEXIT

Why don’t American voters get to decide on the membership of the United States in European organizations? The United States is not a member of the EU, but it is a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

So what is NATO and why should American voters want the United States to leave the organization? Why should they, if given the opportunity, vote for a NATO exit, a Nexit if you will?

Jul 23 08:03

Zurich school threatened over links to Erdogan opponent

The head of a private school in the Zurich area called the police after the school received threats on Facebook linked to the failed military coup in Turkey a week ago.

Jul 23 07:59

Will the US use a quick trade deal with Brexit Britain as an EU TTIP trojan horse?

American officials may be looking to sign a quick and easy trade deal with the UK following last month’s Brexit vote in an attempt to breathe life into the stalled TTIP agreement between the US and EU.

US attitudes towards a bilateral agreement with Britain have softened just months after President Barack Obama said Britain would “go to the back of the queue” for trade deals if it voted for Brexit.

US Secretary of State John Kerry discussed a bilateral deal with his UK counterpart, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, during a visit to London this week.

Jul 23 07:02

Britain's economy will be STRONGER after Brexit, business leaders confirm

Senior executives from sectors including banking, property and tourism said Brexit will not mean "doom and gloom" for British business but is an opportunity to stand up and show the rest of the world how strong the country is.

Jul 22 11:57

Live: Munich shooting (UTC+3)

21:37 Media say an alleged shooter may have shot himself.
21:36 Bild says Munich’s police don’t rule out that the shootings in the city were terrorist attacks.
21:17 AFP quoting police sources reports six people have been killed in the shooting.
21:16 The Bavarian Interior Ministry has dismissed media reports on three people killed in the shooting.
"The reports quoting us stand at variance with reality," it said. "We didn't release any such data."
21:01 According to the local police, the shooting started in Hanauer Strasse. Another shooting occurred in Riesstrasse. The third shooting occurred at the Olympia trade center. There're no official data on the casualties...

Jul 22 11:47

UK Economy Must Suffer Over ‘Mad’ Brexit Decision, Insists EU Divorce Clause Author

Only significant economic damage from its ‘mad’ decision to leave the EU might force Britain to change its mind, the author of the Article 50 divorce clause said. The former Italian PM added that the “safety valve” was never really intended to be used.

Jul 22 10:31

EU FREEDOM MOVEMENT COULD BE OVER

Jul 22 10:29

Events in Turkey: Reaction in the Balkans

Ankara’s presence in the Balkans has been growing since 1992, when Turkey and Albania created a military alliance, and now it can be seen in various forms – from peace-keeping forces to investment and “soft power.” With Turkey encountering difficulties in its relations with Europe, the United States and the Middle East, the Balkans is just about the only region where Turkish positions in the last 25 years have gone from strength to strength without any rollbacks (as, for instance, in relations with Russia and the European Union). On Saturday and Sunday all the republics of the former Yugoslavia, plus Bulgaria and Albania, condemned the coup, repeating the formula proposed by John Kerry and Brussels in support of the “legitimate and democratically elected” Turkish government. Each country had its own reasons for echoing the official statements. One could hardly expect anything special from Slovenia and Croatia.

Jul 22 10:28

Bob Parker: Italian Banks Need a Bailout

Jul 22 09:55

Karadzic Appeals Against Sentence

Karadzic appeals against 40 years sentence for war crimes

On Friday former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic filed an appeal against the 40 year prison sentence the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague gave him in March, the Volkskrant reports.

Karadzic stood trial for his role in atrocities committed during the Bosnian War, including the Srebrenica massacre in 1995 during which some 8,400 Muslim men and boys were slaughtered. He was also charged with genocide in seven Bosnian municipalities in the first year of the war (1992). From April of that year the Bosinan Serb army performed “ethnic cleansing” which was accompanied by mass detentions and executions of Bosnian Muslims and Croatians .

All in all Karadzic faced 11 charges – >>>

Jul 22 09:27

Dan Simpson: We never seem to learn

The misshapen priorities of President Barack Obama’s administration may have reached a climax this past weekend as he scurried around the NATO summit in Warsaw, Poland, reassuring the Estonians and other Eastern Europeans of America’s guarantee of their security, while old wounds in his own country opened wide in a growing conflict between our police and our people.

The president flew home from Europe a day early, skipping sightseeing in Seville, so he could visit Dallas, one terrible scene of the action. Gosh.

The annual NATO budget is $1 trillion. It is 17 times as large as Russia’s military budget. A lot of good could be done at home with the American lion’s share of that NATO budget, in terms of police training, urban education and improvement in the quality of housing and health care among America’s poor.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is NOT Vladimir Putin into who needs some "sense talked into him"; it is rather this bellicose, war-centric administration which desperately needs to have some logic surgically implanted into their collective brains.

These troops and weapons which the US and NATO have pre-positioned in Europe, and specifically to Eastern Europe, are the harbingers of a war the White House wants to see happen, to prevent the rise of the Russian economy and the ruble, post-sanctions.

They also want the war to happen to misdirect Americans' anger at the way in which the economy at home has been mismanaged to the point where the American middle class has gone nearly extinct.

And if internal Clinton and White House polls show Trump handily defeating Clinton in November, there will be a tremendous haste to bring such a war about, to hand Trump a full-going hot war and a destroyed American economy even before he takes the Oath of Office.

Such a war would be an horrific mistake, and insanity writ large, on the part of this government; the US military doesn't have the weaponry, the troop strength, the money, or the manufacturing to insure a positive outcome to a conventional war against Russia.

Jul 22 09:17

Archaeologists OVERTURN THE OFFICIAL HISTORY:, Multi story houses were built In Serbia 6000 years ago!

Thirty archaeologists and students from the region near the Corridor 10 near Paracin excavated remains of the largest Neolithic settlements in Serbia.

Primary school in Drenovac near Paracin and this summer the base archaeologists, researchers and students who more than a decade unearthing the remains of a Neolithic village near highway. They 6 hours every morning they go to the site on the right side of Corridor 10 from the direction of Paracin to Belgrade and under the protective structure-balloon working on defining two Neolithic houses, revealing the remains of the floor and the wall.

At this point, about 6,000 years ago, or 4 millennium BC, there was a real urban Neolithic city in which he lived close to 3,000 "soul". The geomagnetic recordings under the ground was discovered 600 buildings, of which at least half could be home.

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