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Sep 16 09:53

Economic costs of Middle East wars exceptionally high: IMF study

Armed conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa are not only devastating the economies gripped by fighting, but are sapping growth in neighboring countries and those hosting millions of refugees, the International Monetary Fund said Friday.

In a new study analyzing 179 conflict countries since 1970 to quantify economic costs, the IMF found that the drops in economic output in war-torn Syria, Libya and Yemen in recent years have far exceeded the worldwide average.

Sep 16 08:32

Greek Economic Reforms Socially Oriented, Exclude Radical Measures

The program of reforms being implemented in Greece excludes radical austerity measures in order to avoid escalation of tensions inside the country, Speaker of the Hellenic Parliament Nikolaos Voutsis told Sputnik.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"No, no, no, no, NO! You crush them! Starve them! Take all their wealth and give it to US!" -- Brussels Spouts

Sep 16 08:29

EU Bail In Rules Ignored By Italy – Mother Of All Systemic Threats and World War?

Italy has been in a crisis for at least eight months, though mainstream media did not recognize it until July. This crisis has nothing to do with Brexit, although opponents of Brexit will claim it does. Even if Britain had voted to stay in the EU, the Italian crisis would still have been gathering speed.

Sep 16 08:17

SWEDEN SAYS NO TO NATO MEMBERSHIP

Despite the fact that the Swedish government earlier this year decided to sign the Host Nation Support Agreement with NATO, they have come out and made it clear that NATO membership will not be pursued.

Sep 16 07:58

Hungary Parliament Speaker Slams EU Pressure to Adopt Migrant Quota System

"Countries that decide to accept refugees on their territory should not try redistributing these migrants by applying pressure, which is, in fact, equivalent to applying force…Every country should decide whether it stands to gain or to lose from migration," Kover said.

Sep 15 14:17

‘Turn them back’ Boris Johnson says migrant boats should be sent straight back to Libya

BORIS Johnson said boats full of migrants should be sent back to Libya to stop them from reaching Europe’s shores.

The Foreign Secretary said boats should be turned back as close to Libya as possible to stop migrants even attempting the crossing.

Mr Johnson said a European Union naval force deployed in the Mediterranean should prevent the boats from reaching Italy.

Sep 15 07:44

Perennial Police Problems: Swedish Cops Quitting in Droves

The Swedish police force, which has experienced a deep crisis exacerbated by underfunding and the raging migrant crisis, is plagued by severe staffing problems. If personnel loss persists at the current rate, Sweden could lose up to a fifth of its police force, which may render the Nordic country helpless against organized crime and terrorism.

Sep 15 07:43

George Soros Warns Europe: Accept Refugees Or Face Extinction

The refugee crisis in Europe was already pushing the European Union toward disintegration when, on June 23, it helped drive the British to vote to Brexit the EU. The refugee crisis and the Brexit calamity that it spawned have reinforced xenophobic, nationalist movements that will seek to win a series of upcoming votes - including national elections in France, the Netherlands, and Germany in 2017, a referendum in Hungary on the EU refugee policy on October 2, and a rerun of the Austrian presidential election on the same day.

Rather than uniting to resist this threat, EU member states have become increasingly unwilling to cooperate with one another. They pursue self-serving, beggar-thy-neighbor migration policies – such as building border fences – that further fragment the Union, seriously damage member states, and subvert global human-rights standards.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

George hits the panic button!

Sep 14 13:01

US prepares an Islamic army in Kosovo: there are at least 5 ISIS training camps in Kosovo

The US prepares a reserve echelon in the territory of its Kosovan enclave. But to secure strategic space, the Southern Serbian provinces may be separated. Given absolute apathy of authorities of the Republika Srpska this plan is inching closer to implementation. The goal of the Americans is clear: in case discontent Berlin ousts the US bases from Germany after all, Washington will have a ground in Kosovo. It's no secret that criminal and terrorist mayhem plagues in Kosovo under the patronage of the US... Former Commander of the French foreign legion in Kosovo General Jacques Ogar has recently confirmed to Pravda.Ru data obtained from confidential US sources that there are at least 5 ISIS training camps in Kosovo, which prepare suicide bombers and an army of Islamists to conquer Europe...

Sep 14 12:59

Instead of NATO? What for does EU create its army? EU creates its own 'army of milksops'

Brussels discusses creation of a European army, which will provide home and foreign security of the EU. According to a source in the European Commission, proposals which are contained in a joint document of the French and German Defence Ministers are being considered, as well as creation of a united army. In case the initiative is approved, the European military block may appear by 2018. The EU wants to defend the Schengen Area within the European defence union. Thus, a new command centre is to be created, which would secure operation of the military units, that is medical treatment, logistics, and joint use of military assets. 'There are military structures in the EU which govern peacekeeping operations, that is cooperate with the NATO. But taking into account that almost all of the EU driving forces are members of the NATO, that is the Alliance which is a 'military umbrella' for Europe'.

Sep 14 10:38

Juncker proposes EU military headquarters

The European Union needs a military headquarters to work towards a common military force, the Commission president has told MEPs in Strasbourg.

Jean-Claude Juncker said the lack of a "permanent structure" resulted in money being wasted on missions.

Sep 14 08:23

Desperate Juncker calls for unity as European Union faces COLLAPSE following Brexit vote

In what is tipped to be a controversial State of the Union speech today, European Commission President Jean Claude-Juncker will try and paper over the cracks of his crumbling empire.

Sep 14 08:22

EU big wigs 'to FORCE Marine Le Pen's National Front to repay European grants'

The financial rebate is the first overt crackdown against Eurosceptic parties within the Brussels bloc – but the EU chiefs are not revealing the exact rules Marine Le Pen’s party broke.

Sep 14 08:06

Refugees in Germany go on ‘vacation’ to war-torn homelands – report

Asylum seekers from Syria, Iraq and other war-torn states who are registered as refugees and receive social benefits in Germany do not hesitate to opt for a “vacation” in their war-ravaged countries, a German media report has discovered.

The information was unveiled by the outlet Die Welt am Sonntag, citing its own investigation. The inquiry included testimonies from registered asylum seekers in Germany who are entitled to so-called HARTZ-IV social benefits. Some of them confirmed to the newspaper that they “traveled for a short period of time back to countries like Syria, Afghanistan or Lebanon.”

Sep 13 16:30

Open Democracy? Brexit Negotiations May Be Kept So Secret Not Even Parliament Will Be Told

Until Article 50 is initiated and Britain officially begins the process of leaving the European Union, no news on Brexit negotiations will be disclosed to the public, MPs or peers – not even in private.

The announcement was made by Secretary of State for Leaving the EU David Davis, who told the House of Lords: “Clearly there is a need for Parliament to be informed without giving away our negotiating position. I may not be able to tell you everything, even in private hearings.”

Sep 13 15:21

Brexit minister defies Lords demand for vote on triggering Article 50

But appearing before the Commons Foreign Affairs Committee, Mr Davis said the outcome of the EU referendum had been clear and that a vote against invoking Article 50 would set Parliament against the people.

"The Government position is that it is an exercise of Crown Prerogative. The theory of it is the Crown represents the nation," he said.

"This is the only time that I am aware of in British history that the Crown Prerogative has been backed up by a 17.5 million vote mandate.

"A proposal that could put Parliament in opposition to the people over something as simple as this is an extraordinary one."

Mr Davis also issued a sharp warning to peers not to try to block the legislative changes that will be needed for Britain to leave the EU.

Sep 13 12:39

This is outright gas sliding

Fake polls and propaganda.

Continue to expose the sinister Hillary Clinton campaign for what it is: a wildly failed attempt by a handful of elites to seize power. They were hoping for a home run by rigging the corporate media, instead they’ve struck out – word of Hillary Clinton’s poor health and erratic behavior has gone mainstream, and will continue to do so.

Vicious warmongers in favor of surveillance, wars for profit, and centralized financial authorities.

Sep 13 11:44

Swedish Economist: Low Skilled Migrants a ‘Ticking Time Bomb’

Despite politicians’ insistence that migrants who poured into Sweden last year were highly educated and would be an economic boon, SEB economist Johan Javeus has warned that the newcomers are low skilled, and a “ticking time bomb” in the labour market.

The Scandinavian Individual Bank (SEB) economist warned that the lack of menial jobs combined with record high mass migration is a time bomb that could explode in time for the 2018 elections. Labour minister Ylva Johansson played down concerns, describing it as “a challenge that can be managed”.

In 2015, the difference in the unemployment rate among highly-educated Swedes and among foreign-born with only basic secondary education stood at a record level of more than 30 percentage points.

Noting the vast majority of new arrivals who entered during 2015 have very little education, Mr. Javeus told Svenska Dagbladet that the gap will continue to widen.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"...manageable", HOW, Labor Minister Johansson?!?

It's going to take an economic miracle to get these people fast-tracked in the Swedish language, and capable of competing for good jobs. And just how do you propose to do that, considering that the Swedish economy has been tepid, at best, for at least the first 2 quarters of 2016?!?

As Reported in focus-economics.com:

The Swedish economy has shifted into a lower gear this year, expanding at consistently lower rates than in 2015. The economy slowed to 0.3% growth in seasonally-adjusted quarterly terms in Q2, down from Q1’s 0.4%, according to preliminary data from Statistics Sweden. The main driver of the economic deceleration is the weakening external sector. Exports have lost momentum in 2016 and are likely to be further affected by the consequences of the Brexit vote. On the domestic side, declines in both industrial production and fixed investment are putting the brakes on the Nordic economy. Furthermore, the Economic Tendency Indicator, which summarizes how consumers and firms view the economy, fell in August. The decrease was mainly a consequence of less optimistic sentiment in the manufacturing industry, though retail and consumer indicators also dropped.

So, Labor Minister Johansson, just where is the money going to come from to fix, at a time when the Swedish economy is on a downward trend?!?

And if there is no money with which to fix this immigration crisis, what happens next, sir?!?

Sep 13 09:33

Exclude Hungary from EU, says Luxembourg's Asselborn

Luxembourg Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn has called for Hungary to be suspended or even expelled from the European Union because of its "massive violation" of EU fundamental values.

He cited the Budapest government's treatment of refugees, independence of the judiciary and freedom of the press.

"Hungary is not far away from issuing orders to open fire on refugees," he suggested.

Hungary said Mr Asselborn "could not be taken seriously".

Sep 13 08:34

Cost Of Brexit: Brits May Have To Fork Out For Europe Visas

British travelers may soon have to apply and pay for visas to visit Europe as a result of Brexit negotiations, a Tory MP has confirmed.

The scheme reportedly being debated by the executive body of the EU suggests the 26-nation, passport-free Schengen zone – which does not include the UK – could operate something similar to the American ‘ESTA’ visa waiver program.

Sep 13 08:18

Brexit bonus? Half of Calais migrants want to claim asylum in France rather than reach UK

HALF of the migrants living at the notorious Jungle camp in Calais want to stay in France and claim asylum rather than sneak into Britain, charities have revealed today.

Sep 13 08:18

Is Merkel about to form a new alliance with Baltics to plug Brexit power vacuum?

DESPERATE Angela Merkel could be looking to forge a new alliance with Baltic nations in a bid to cling on to power in the wake of Brexit.

Sep 13 08:16

Open democracy? Brexit negotiations may be kept so secret not even Parliament will be told

Until Article 50 is initiated and Britain officially begins the process of leaving the European Union, no news on Brexit negotiations will be disclosed to the public, MPs or peers – not even in private.

Sep 13 08:15

Greece wants Russia to invest in its coal industry

Athens has offered Russia’s Gazprom the opportunity to invest up to $900 million in the country’s coal industry, business daily Kommersant reports, citing its sources.

Sep 13 07:53

The Collapse of Europe – It’ll Be a While, But It’s Coming

According to the Daily Express “the European Union is fading away” while Germany’s Vice Chancellor Gabriel laments that “the European Union is going down the drain”. Obviously, a united Europe still has a lot of financial and bureaucratic strength and is likely to “present a united front” on global issues for years.

On the other hand, Real World “experts” laugh and say: “Go on, bury Gayrope, but be careful, who knows, maybe Siberia will break away while you’re peddling minor details, waiting for its demise.”

But when the people of the UK representing the fifth of the European economy decided (against their elite) to leave the EU, its head honchos realized that it needs “reform”.

Sep 13 07:52

‘I’m going to BURN EU flag’ Brit’s fury as she calls for Merkel to stand trial in Hague

Jenny from Milton Keynes said the first thing she would do when Theresa May liberated the UK from the red-tape obsessed officials was to take the Brussels' flag out in her front garden to set it alight.

She also said she wanted to burn the Maastricht treaty and everything else that has tied Britain to the EU.

A delighted Nigel Farage burst out laughing as he was left speechless by the woman’s passionate plea for UK to become a sovereign nation once more.

Sep 13 07:46

?zech Party Calls for Referendum on Country's Withdrawal From NATO

The Communist Party of Czechoslovakia, one of the most influential parties in the Czech Republic, is gathering signatures for a petition that would lead to the organization of a referendum on the country's withdrawal from NATO.

Sep 13 07:45

Southern European Countries Unite Against Brussels and Berlin

During the meeting, they will call for Brussels to change the EU economic strategy, including revising strict austerity measures and allowing independent trade policies for its members, the Russian newspaper Izvestia reported.

Southern European countries are also expected to address the migrant issue at the summit, according to the newspaper.

Sep 13 07:37

Merkel's Party Unable to Control Discontent 'It Has Caused' Among Public

The eurosceptic party "Alternative for Germany" (AfD) received 20.8% of the vote in regional parliamentary elections in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, ranking second ahead of Merkel's CDU party.

Sep 13 07:16

'How utterly useless is he?' Anger as Remainer Smith says he may even SCRAP POUND

LABOUR leadership candidate Owen Smith has said he would reapply to join the European Union if he was to be elected as prime minister in 2020.

Sep 13 07:06

House of Lords slams brakes on Brexit – saying Article 50 MUST be agreed by Parliament

A GROUP of unelected peers have today claimed Parliament must have a veto on when Theresa May triggers Brexit.

In a new report, the House of Lords’ Constitution Committee have demanded the Government should not invoke Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty - the formal process by which Britain will quit the bloc - without explicit parliamentary approval.

They claim it would be “constitutionally inappropriate” for the Prime Minister to proceed without the consent of MPs and peers.

Sep 12 16:40

Austria's presidential election re-run - following claims that it was RIGGED to stop anti-migrant candidate winning - is postponed because new postal ballots are faulty

A re-run of the Austrian presidential election has been postponed because the envelopes containing absentee postal ballots are faulty and cannot be sealed properly.

This follows the result of first election being overturned in July over claims the far-right leader Norbert Hofer had been blocked from the presidency.

Sep 12 15:20

EU bigwig in THREAT to Spain: The next government WILL have to enforce economic cutbacks

AN EU bigwig has warned Span that their budget problems "have not evaporated" in a extraordinary intervention, which undermined the country's sovereignty.

In a shocking concession Eurogroup boss Jeroen Dijsselbloem even said he would like to form the Spanish government himself to make sure it stuck to fiscal pledges.

Mr Dijsselbloem said: "Problems are still there, so they will have to face them and return to the right path."

Sep 12 13:13

The Collapse of Europe – It’ll Be a While, But It’s Coming

The EU has reached the point of no return. According to the Daily Express “the European Union is fading away” while Germany’s Vice Chancellor Gabriel laments that “the European Union is going down the drain”. Obviously, a united Europe still has a lot of financial and bureaucratic strength and is likely to “present a united front” on global issues for years. But when the people of the UK representing the fifth of the European economy decided (against their elite) to leave the EU, its head honchos realized that it needs “reform”. So we can talk bravely, not about the liquidation of Europe but about the fact that “noon” in the European Union has clearly passed. Paradoxically, the EU is a comfortable format for Europe’s competitive elements to try to force each other into submission. In other words, we’re witnessing a fight for advantage within the structure, but not for it.

Sep 12 11:32

Polish attorney suspected of spying for Russia to face trial on September 21

In May, Polish prosecutors filed espionage charges against Stanislaw Sz who worked as an attorney for a law firm, which serviced the construction of an LNG terminal in the Polish town of ?winouj?cie. If found guilty, he could face 15 years behind bars. The first stage into the Stanislaw Sz case was held on September 5 when an official indictment was read to the defendant and he himself was questioned. "The trial is to take place behind the closed doors because of its significance regarding state interests and also because some materials being used are classified," the court’s press secretary explained. Poland’s radio station, Zet said that the suspect was accused of collaborating with the main intelligence department of the Russian Armed Forces General Staff. According to journalists, the Polish Internal Security Agency detained Stanislaw Sz, who holds dual Polish-Russian citizenship, in October 2014.

Sep 12 11:07

Italy Just Banned Monsanto’s Top-Selling Herbicide From All Public Places

Waking Times Media

Italy just put massive restrictions on the use of Monsanto’s probably carcinogenic herbicide, RoundUp, just as studies suggesting it is more toxic than previously assumed come under public scrutiny.

Sep 12 06:56

Hundreds of thousands rally to push for Catalonia’s independence from Spain

Hundreds of thousands have taken to the streets of five Catalan cities for rallies aimed at speeding up the process breakaway from Spain, local media reported.

Sep 12 06:55

French politicians mull ripping up EU budget rules

Nobody yet knows the winner of France's presidential election next year, but the smart money is on one loser: The three-percent cap on government deficits enshrined in eurozone rules.

Sep 12 06:38

ISIS Chainsaw Massacre Plot Revealed by 15yo Muslim Filmed Calling for Christians to be Killed

After a 15-year-old Muslim boy filmed calling for Christians to be annihilated was arrested in Belgium, he told police of an ISIS plot to massacre Christians with chainsaws at a shopping mall.

ISIS terrorists sliced nine youths in half with chainsaws late last month in Mosul, Iraq, so this is not mere conjecture.

Sep 12 01:25

Israeli Black Operations in the USA – Operation Honeypot

It is well known that the Israeli Mossad using their Sayanim network in the United States routinely engage in Black Operations (“Black Ops”) against US Citizens here in the United States.

They usually target anyone who they deem to be antithetical or non-supportive of Israeli domestic and foreign policy.

There is virtually no escape from this type of black op once a target has been selected.

They routinely target senators, congressmen, politicians, celebrities, CEOs, academics, intellectuals, journalists, diplomats, or anyone of relative importance in American society.

Sep 12 00:53

LEMOA – Logistics Exchange Memorandum Agreement Signed by India with the United States

LEMOA adversely impacts India, Asia, Africa, Eurasia and The Non–Aligned Movement

If this decision is not reversed by the Indian or the American people, the signing of these agreements will be another turning point in the political history of India already covertly overrun by Zionist financial and security companies and covert agencies.

Sep 11 12:56

Living Dangerously: The New NATO / Russia Arms Race in the Balkans

In October 2015, it was announced that the Pentagon would donate 16 M270 Multiple Launch Rocket Systems (MLRS) to the military of Croatia with strings attached: Croatia would have to buy rockets from the U.S. manufacturers. There was even talk of some of the rocket systems being re-designed to fire ballistic missiles, each missile coming with a hefty price tag of $2 million.[3] This further increases Croatia's dependence on the U.S.- produced heavy artillery as all its existing Russian-made rocket systems (inherited from the Yugoslav army), at least some of which were still in working order, will be scrapped. The Pentagon also promised Croatia 16 OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopters. They were to replace the Russian-made Mi-24s, which Croatia got rid of a decade ago when it was making final preparations for joining NATO. The first five of these helicopters were delivered to Croatia by the U.S.

Sep 11 07:23

'Unbelievable Disgrace': Austrian Election Delayed, 'Glue Failing to Stick on Postal Votes'

All the stops are being pulled out to prevent anti-immigration candidate Norbert Hofer from attaining the presidency in Austria.

Sep 10 11:40

A Political Hurricane is About to Sweep Across Europe

If you’ve been paying attention, you could see this coming a mile away. Although I’ve forecast huge political shifts in the West for years now, I made my strongest prediction on European changes late last year following the Paris terror attacks.

In the post, A Message to Europe – Prepare for Nationalism I wrote:

Actions have consequences, and people can only be pushed so far before they snap. I believe the Paris terror attacks will be a major catalyst that will ultimately usher in nationalist type governments in many parts of Europe, culminating in an end of the EU as we know it and a return to true nation-states. Although I think a return to regional government and democracy is what Europeans need and deserve, the way in which it will come about, and the types of governments we could see emerge, are unlikely to be particularly enlightened or democratic after the dust has settled.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Merkel's drubbing at the polls is a clear signal that the inhabitants of Europe want, very much, to take back their individual countries, thank you very much, and not suffer economically at the hands of an unelected bureaucracy in Brussels: and they are going to make that very clear to their leaders, come the next wave of elections in Europe.

Sep 10 10:14

Our FUTURE is at stake: PM urges Hungarians to ACT in referendum in anti-Brussels push

HUNGARY'S Prime Minister kicked off a huge anti-Brussels campaign drive today as he warned uncontrolled mass migration was threatening Europe's future.

Sep 10 10:13

It's a stitch-up! Nigel Farage furious at 'puerile' EU bid to control Brexit negotiations

BRUSSELS was accused of overseeing an anti-British stitch-up today after appointing two federalist chums as its chief Brexit negotiators.

Sep 10 10:06

What's the Link Between Ex EC President, Goldman Sachs and Greek Pensions?

Let's start with Greece, where perhaps more than any other country in Europe, pensions are a very sore point; they became one when Athens agreed to slash pensions and cut public spending to keep the Troika and EU bosses happy.

This was not a popular move in already austerity-hit Greece, prompting protests and road blocks around the country, since people had voted overwhelmingly against any further austerity measures imposed by the government.

Turning the clock back to when Greece joined the Eurozone in 2001, many claim the only reason sure it qualified for the Eurozone, was because US investment bank Goldman Sachs massaged Greece's accounts and hid a lot of the country's debt.

In an interview with Sputnik at the height of the financial crisis in Greece in 2015, Alexander Douglas, lecturer in the philosophy of economics at University of London, said Greece's debt is "morally and politically different," to other debt laden countries.

Why?

Sep 10 09:53

A Political Hurricane is About to Sweep Across Europe

Actions have consequences, and people can only be pushed so far before they snap. I believe the Paris terror attacks will be a major catalyst that will ultimately usher in nationalist type governments in many parts of Europe, culminating in an end of the EU as we know it and a return to true nation-states. Although I think a return to regional government and democracy is what Europeans need and deserve, the way in which it will come about, and the types of governments we could see emerge, are unlikely to be particularly enlightened or democratic after the dust has settled.

Sep 10 09:47

Ukraine's President Warns Of European Appeasement Of Russia

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has warned European allies against the dangers of appeasement in the face of "Russian aggression."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Says the man who stole Ukraine!

Sep 09 13:03

Is Putin a Lousy Dancer?

A lousy dancer blames the uneven floor, and Mme Clinton had proven to be an unexpectedly lousy dancer in the competition for the presidency against the blundering New York tycoon. We would expect her to win or lose graciously, as befits a former First Lady, but gosh, she is clumsy – and blames her lack of grace on poor Mr Putin.

Caesar was renowned for his multitasking; he could dictate seven letters at once, wrote Pliny. But even Caesar lookalike Putin can’t play the role prepared for him by Ms Clinton and other mainstream Western politicians, that is to bear blame for all their shortcomings.

Sep 09 10:31

Rift Appears Within NATO Over the Bloc's Provocative Policy Toward Russia

NATO is taking every effort to justify its raison d'etre. However, the Alliance's saber-rattling on Russia's doorstep is triggering deep concern and anxiety among its members. Although "the marriage of interests" still holds, cracks are appearing among the bloc's members.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

NATO European leaders understand full well that the US is looking for some kind of an excuse to exploit to start a "hot" war against Russia, through which it believes it can rescue its tanking economy.

NATO European leaders have had a ringside seat to wars on their very front lawns; they do not want to see that happen ever, again.

NATO leadership, which continually whines and moans about alleged "Russian aggression", is completely out of touch with its member states, and all parties need to sit down, and plot a rational, sane course for NATO's future which does not involve spoiling for a fight with Russia.

Unfortunately, the Obama Administration may just not allow that to happen.

If internal White House and DNC polls demonstrate that Trump is going to cream Clinton in the November elections, the US government may well do something to provoke a war against Russia, even before Trump can take the Oath of Office in January.

Sep 09 07:41

"Exciting Step Forward" - Helicopter Drop Of Debit Cards For Refugees In Turkey

The largest ever humanitarian program in the history of the EU, is now underway in Turkey. The humanitarian effort comes in the form of a $393 million helicopter drop of debit cards and cash to refugees in Turkey as part of Angela Merkel's 'Migration Deal'.

Sep 09 06:26

Netanyahu is a war criminal, says former Dutch PM

The era of “unconditional friendship” between Israel and the Netherlands is over, the Dutch right-wing newspaper De Telegraaf reported as Benjamin Netanyahu faced vocal protests during a two-day visit to the country this week to discuss economic cooperation.

In one striking moment captured on video, Dutch MP Tunahan Kuzu refused to shake hands with the Israeli prime minister during a meeting with lawmakers:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Netanyahu's response was to claim the MP is just being an anti-Semite. Actually, he was being anti-Asshole, and there is a difference!

Sep 09 05:57

Pinatel interview, Part one: If Europe and Russia were allied, they would challenge US world hegemony

Figarovox/big interview -- after the misfired coup d'Etat in Turkey, Erdogan is making overtures to Putin while Moscow and Washington seem to have found some equilibrium in Syria. For General Pinatel, the European countries should pay attention to this new state of affairs.

Sep 08 15:03

Dutch MP Accused Of Anti-Semitism For Refusal To Shake Netanyahu’s Hand

Tunahan Kuzu, the Dutch member of parliament who refused to shake hands with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, has rejected claims from the local media that his behavior was anti-Semitic. The Istanbul-born former Labour Party politician refused Netanyahu’s outstretched hand in the Netherlands on Wednesday

Sep 08 08:04

South Korea trade deal cited by EU as landmark trade policy slammed as bungled mess

BUNGLING EU negotiators want to re-write the Union's biggest free-trade deal because of a major cock-up set to cripple European aerospace firms.

Sep 08 08:03

Good News for the People of Europe: The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) Is Dead. Negotiations have Failed.

The German Minister of Economy and Vice-Chancellor, Mr. Sigmar Gabriel, a few days ago has declared that the European Union should not submit to the demands of the United States, referring to the negotiations on the TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investments Partnership). He said the negotiations failed. By saying so, he joined French Prime Minister, Manuel Valls, as well as French Secretary of State for External Trade, Mr. Matthias Fekl.

Negotiations started in 2013. After 14 ‘rounds’ of talks dealing with 27 points, no agreement has been reached, none whatsoever, leading to the conclusion that the deal is dead. Even though Mme. Merkel defended the treaty with all her heart up to the end of July 2016, both Germany and France now request a definite end to the negotiations.

Sep 08 07:40

UN says Austria risks breaking 'taboo' on refugees

The UN refugee agency has warned that Austria is in danger of breaking a decades-old tradition of helping those in need, after Vienna moved a step closer to potentially shutting its borders to migrants.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Apparently the UN, which has championed the "cause" of human-caused global warming, doesn't understand how much heat is generated moving the entire human population around the planet! :)

Sep 08 06:34

WATCH: 14 or 40? Hungarians On the Streets Guess So-Called 'Child Refugees' Ages

A Swedish girl visiting Budapest asks Hungarians to guess the age of so-called "unaccompanied refugee children" living in Sweden!

What the folks being interviewed don't know is every one of the grown ass men they're shown claims to be under 18!

Sep 07 22:30

Pentagon And CIA at War in Syria

What a mess! In the crazy Syrian war, US-backed and armed groups are fighting other US-backed rebel groups. How can this be?

It is so because the Obama White House had stirred up war in Syria but then lost control of the process. When the US has a strong president, he can usually keep the military and intelligence agencies on a tight leash.
But the Obama administration has had a weak secretary of defense and a bunch of lady strategists who are the worst military commanders since Louis XV, who put his mistress, Madame de Pompadour, in charge of French military forces during the Seven Year’s War.

As a result, the two arms of offensive US strategic power, the Pentagon and CIA, went separate ways in Syria. Growing competition between the US military and militarized CIA broke into the open in Syria.

Fed up with the astounding incompetence of the White House, the US military launched and supported its own rebel groups in Syria, while CIA did the same.

Sep 07 22:25

It’s All About Russia

In the real world both Hillary and Wolfie sometimes visit, there is renewed enthusiasm for jumping on the hate Russia bandwagon.

Many issues characteristically beloved by Democrats are being raised to disparage Donald Trump.

Hillary, who has held nearly every senior government office that a human being can reasonably aspire to but the one she is currently lusting after, is unlike Trump only sufficiently deranged to kill people if they live somewhere in the third world and can’t do anything about it.

Sep 07 22:20

The Tide is Turning: The Official Story Is Now The Conspiracy Theory — Paul Craig Roberts

The question is: who are the real conspiracy kooks, the majority who disbelieve the official lies or the minority who believe the official lies?

In a few days it will be the 15th anniversary of 9/11, and this November 13 will be the 53rd anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, Texas. These two state crimes against democracy destroyed American democracy, accountable government, and the Constitution’s protections of civil liberty.

Years after the damage done by these events the American people no longer believe the official stories. Neither does the government, but the government will never validate the distrust that Americans now share of “their” government by acknowledging the truth.

Sep 07 16:15

4mn-Strong Petition Forces MPs To Debate 2nd Brexit Referendum

MPs will debate calls for a second referendum on EU membership after a petition calling for a rerun of the vote amassed more than 4 million signatures—more than any other e-petition in the last five years.

The document calls on the government to hold a re-vote, citing the Leave campaign’s failure to win more than 60 percent of the ballots and noting that turnout was below 75 percent.

Webmaster addition: e-petitions are easy to rig.

Sep 07 09:18

Spain on COLLISION COURSE with EU: Finance chief blasts 'IMPOSSIBLE' budget demands

CRISIS-HIT Spain is on collision course with Brussels after rejecting a demand from Eurocrats to submit a draft of its 2017 budget within weeks.

Sep 07 09:00

‘Disappearing’ migrants on the rise in Switzerland

Over the past three months, up to 40 percent of migrants who told the authorities they wanted to claim asylum in Switzerland subsequently disappeared from Swiss reception centres.

Sep 07 08:58

Was Vienna airport hack attempt politically motivated?

A massive hacking attempt at Vienna’s international airport has triggered an investigation by the Interior Ministry. Austrian media raised the possibility that a political motive might be behind the crime, pointing the finger at Turkey.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

How can they possibly know who is behind the hack?

Sep 07 08:32

BOOM! George Soros W2EU Group Is Giving Handbooks to Fake Refugee Invaders

Sep 06 16:49

Italy Just Banned Monsanto’s Top-Selling Herbicide From All Public Places

By Christina Sarich

Italy just put massive restrictions on the use of Monsanto’s probably carcinogenic herbicide, Roundup, just as studies suggesting it is more toxic than previously assumed come under public scrutiny.

Italy’s Ministry of Health has banned the spraying of the main ingredient in Roundup — glyphosate — in many public places that affect ‘vulnerable groups,’ including courtyards, gardens, roadways, sports fields, recreational areas, playgrounds, green areas outside of school buildings, and additional green spaces...

Sep 06 08:42

Liberal Sweden turns on migrants amid unprecedented rise in violence and sex attacks

The study claimed the previously welcoming country has now reached its tolerance limit following months of migrant violence, sexual assaults and the death of asylum worker Alexandra Mezher in January this year.

Sep 06 08:34

Le Pen Praises Brexit, Promises Frexit Referendum On EU

French National elections take place in two rounds of voting 2017. Marine le Pen is widely expected to be one of the final two candidates. Today she praised the UK for choosing their own destiny and repeated her pledge to have a referendum on France’s membership in the EU.

Sep 06 08:29

One Trillion Euros Spent & This Is What Draghi Has To Show For It

It's been 16 months since the European Central Bank began its voyage into the unknowable in March 2015, and as The FT notes, this week marks a milestone - it has now purchased over EUR 1 trillion in government (and corporate) bonds since it began QE. And despite utter crap like this from Nowotny: "monetary policy has proved more potent than thought," the big problem is - it's not helping the real world...

Sep 06 06:58

Liberal Swedes Turn Against Migrants as Rape and Crime Explode

The people of Sweden may have finally hit their breaking point.

A new poll shows that in just one year there's been a 26 point swing against taking in more migrants.

Sep 06 06:51

Police free four migrants hidden in car's false bottom

Spanish police freed four young African migrants found squeezed into a hidden compartment of a minivan with no ventilation at a border crossing from Morocco into Spain and arrested the driver, they said Monday.

Sep 06 06:50

Over 11,000 asylum seekers listed as crime suspects in Austria

While the number asylum seekers arriving in Austria has significantly dropped, the number having trouble with the law is on the rise. Some 11,158 were suspected of committing offences in the first half of 2016, compared to 15,236 in the whole of 2015.

Sep 06 06:41

Athens won’t get EU rescue loans after breaking reform promise

The European Union will not release a new bailout tranche to Greece in September, according to EU diplomats cited by the German daily Handelsblatt Global.

Athens has reportedly managed to implement only two out of 15 reforms previously agreed with its international creditors. Moreover, the country has slowed down the privatization process of its public assets.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"No, we will NOT sell you the Parthenon!"

Sep 06 06:40

BLOODY MIGRANT CLASHES: Gangs of Afghan, Syrian and Iraqi youths fight at refugee camp

VIOLENT clashes erupted when gangs of Afghan, Syrian and Iraqi youths fought each other in a Greek migrant centre.

Sep 06 06:35

Popov on the G20: A Geopolitical Stalemate

Today, the G20 meeting in Huangzhou, China concluded. Russian President Vladimir Putin spent the day in very intensive meetings and negotiations. Let us briefly examine some of the issues discussed at the bilateral meetings.

Sep 06 06:34

Rasmussen: NATO to re-arm Ukraine, ''Lethal Weapons''

Former NATO Secretary General, Advisor to the President of Ukraine, Mr. Anders Fogh Rasmussen said that the West will give Ukraine lethal weapons in the event that Russia "destabilizes eastern Ukraine."

Sep 05 21:23

Fact-Check — Top 20 Lies in Hillary’s ‘Alt-Right’ Speech

In his book, Righteous Indignation: Excuse Me While I Save the World!, Andrew recalled how he warned the Tea Party what lay ahead for them: “I said that they’d be labeled racists and hate mongers and violent criminals, that they’d be depicted as the dregs of society, people to be excluded from dinner parties because of their made-up closet KKK status. They were about to be targeted.”

Andrew added:

“They need to marginalize and demonize those that would stand up to their hardball, toxic, and antidemocratic tactics … But it won’t work. Given a fair hearing, given just the slightest exposure — and the American people will rise to the occasion. They see these tactics for what they are.”

Sep 05 14:19

No second referendum on Brexit, says newly-appointed minister

UK Brexit secretary David Davis says there will be no second referendum and that Britain will leave the European Union as planned.

“There will be no attempt to stay in the EU by the back door. No attempt to delay, frustrate or thwart the will of the British people. No attempt to engineer a second referendum because some people didn’t like the first answer,” he told UK MPs on Monday.

“Both sides of the argument must respect the result,” said Davis, who was addressing the parliament for the first time since he was appointed on July 13.

Sep 05 11:23

US Faces Major Setback As Europeans Revolt Against TTIP

France wants to halt thorny EU-US trade talks on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) as President Francois Hollande underlined there would be no deal until after President Barack Obama leaves office in January. Matthias Fekl, the French minister for foreign trade, has said his country will call for an end to the deal. France has been sceptical about the TTIP from the start and has threatened to block the deal, arguing the US has offered little in return for concessions made by Europe. All 28 EU member states and the European parliament will have to ratify the TTIP before it comes into force.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Looks as though the TTIP and the TPP are dead in the water, at least until there is a transition to a new US president.

Obama's corporate masters will NOT be amused, that he proved impotent to push these trade deals through.

Sep 05 10:36

30,000 in danger as terrified expats and tourists are running for their lives from ‘arson’ blaze in resort near Benidorm Spain

More than 2,000 people including Brits had to flee their homes after “suspicious fires” were sparked in a holiday hotspot near Benidorm.

The blazes – feared to have been started by an arsonist – erupted in Javea, south of Valencia, where half of the 30,000 population were born outside Spain.

Those who live near where the inferno broke out were rushed to local schools, restaurants and hostels where it is believed they are still sheltering.

So far, at least 20 homes have been destroyed by the fire and Spanish media is reporting that the cause of the blaze is arson.

Police are investigating the cause of the fire, which they are describing as "suspicious"

Sep 05 09:26

Corruption in the European Union

EU corruption has historically taken a wide range of forms demonstrated so vividly with successive scandals in banking, tax avoidance, a host of malpractice and fraud cases to secretive TTIP negotiations that circumvents public interest needs. The result is that public support for the EU has been seriously undermined with 70 percent of Europe’s population believing corruption is now centred on politics and corporations.

Sep 05 09:11

US Preparing Electronic Warfare for 'Force-on-Force Conflict in Europe'

Having looked at the Russian military’s cyber warfare modernization, the United States rushed to develop similar capabilities that could be used in the event of a “large force-on-force conflict in a place like Europe.”

On August 11, the US Army announced the creation of the Army Rapid Capabilities Office to prevent “capability gaps” that have formed within the American military in recent years.

“Our adversaries are modernizing at a rapid rate, and in some cases, our capabilities are inadequate to keep up, to maintain our edge,” Maj. Gen. Walter E. Piatt, who is in charge of the operations in the new office said in a statement. "We need to … make sure that they are offset from us, not the other way around.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And why and how have these "gaps" evolved?!?

Because the US weapons and electronics contracts procurement process is thoroughly incestuous.

The same weapons and electronics defense contractors who get the contracts, "lubricate" the political campaigns of congressional representatives who green light these contracts in the first place with generous donations .

How that generally translates, once equipment is field deployed, is that this equipment does not function as advertised; is hideously over budget; or, by the time it is field deployed, is already obsolete.

I am a Christian pacifist activist, who hates the idea of war as a way for the US government to resolve its geopolitical differences, and constantly exhorts this government to resolve disputes through hard-won, good faith negotiations.

That being said, when our military needs the best in weaponry and electronics possible, they should never have to do with anything less, period, end of discussion.

Sep 05 01:47

Sweden: Pediatrician Says Some Refugee 'Children' Are Actually 40 Years Old

A noted Swedish pediatrician says he's seen multiple refugee "children" who are actually 40 years old.

He says around 40 percent of those the authorities have classified as "children" are actually 20 to 25 and some are even in their forties.

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