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Dec 06 06:03

Has Russia-gate morphed into Israel-gate?

From ‘Russia-Gate’ to ‘Israel-Gate’ – Justin Raimondo

I feel obligated to repeat my admonition of the various Beltway careerists who light up the small firmament of anti-interventionism: why no defense of the White House on this vitally important issue?

Given the scope of a special counsel’s powers, and the wide berth he is given to pursue possible violations to the law far removed from his original mandate, perhaps we should have expected that some other foreign connection would come to light.

Dec 06 05:17

Rare Conversation with Jared Kushner, Saban Forum – 2017

A lot of countries in the Middle East want the same thing – economic progress, peace for their people.

Jared Kushner, U.S. President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser on Middle East peace, said Sunday that Israel needs to reach a peace deal with the Palestinians before it can form an alliance with the greater Arab world.

Dec 05 09:19

Top Russian General: U.S. and NATO ‘Preparing to Start a War’ with Russia in Europe

“It indicates that they, the Americans in the first place, are preparing to start a war in Europe, and you can wage a war in Europe against Russia only.”

In a piece published by RT on November 8, Colonel General Leonid Ivashov, a former top Russian defense ministry official, pointed to the growing NATO military potential in eastern Europe and claimed that the alliance and Washington were preparing to start a war with Russia.

Referring to NATO’s deployment of tactical groups to the area and their potential expansion into divisions, Ivashov said: “It indicates that they, the Americans in the first place, are preparing to start a war in Europe, and you can wage a war in Europe against Russia only.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Is Ivashod being excessively paranoid, looking at the current NATO deployments, encircling Russia?!?

I would say, perhaps not, and NATO's dismissal of his fears are not at all grounded in reality.

Paul Craig Roberts, a genetleman of enormous professional integrity in my world, presented the following article in the spring of this year, and it is a rather shocking, yet credible, eye-opener: Roberts has both the connections and smarts to be correct in his assessment.

Washington Plans to Nuke Russia and China

Here is a short intro from this same article, and I strongly encourage you to read the whole thing.

"Not everyone likes to hear about the threat of nuclear war. Some find refuge in denial and say that nuclear war is impossible because it makes no sense. Unfortunately, humankind has a long record of doing things that make no sense.

In previous posts in recent years I have pointed out both written documents and changes in US war doctrine that indicate that Washington is preparing a preemptive nuclear attack on Russia and China. More recently, I have shown that Washington’s demonization of Russia and President Putin, the incessant lies about Russian deeds and intentions, and the refusal of Washington to cooperate with Russia on any issue have convinced the Russian government that Washington is preparing the Western populations for an attack on Russia. It is obvious that China has come to the same conclusion.

It is extremely dangerous to all of mankind for Washington to convince two nuclear powers that Washington is preparing a preemptive nuclear strike against them. It is impossible to imagine a more reckless and irresponsible act. Yet this is precisely what Washington has done."

Reading the entire article will cause you to think differently about all the demonization we are seeing, against both Russia and China; demonization, coupled with sanctions, are almost always the duel preludes to war.

Dec 05 07:39

Bailins Coming In EU – 114 Italian Banks Have NP Loans Exceeding Tangible Assets

Another week and another unjustifiable move by the ECB to ‘protect’ the EU’s banking system. This time it is the decision to toughen bad-loan rules for euro-area banks.

The rules state that banks must be held to firm deadlines for writing down loans that turn sour. Banks will be required to provision fully for loans that turn sour from the start 2018.

This is particularly bad news for Italy. The country has over €318 billion of bad loans. Should the banks be forced to dispose of these non-performing loans too quickly then a financial disaster could be triggered, derailing any form of recovery

This is a step too far for Italy’s bankers who argued the ECB had overstepped its supervisory role, instead enforcing measures that should only be enforced by lawmakers.

Dec 05 07:07

DUP scuppers Brexit plan for Northern Ireland - so now what? Everything you need to know about Theresa May's next moves

Theresa May has just days to salvage Brexit negotiations after a deal was vetoed by the very party she bribed with ­£1billion to prop up her weak Tory government.

The Prime Minister had to break off from final-round talks today as DUP leader Arlene Foster refused to back a solution to the Irish border question that would in effect separate Northern Ireland from the rest of the UK.

The dramatic last-minute intervention scuppered hopes of agreement with EU chiefs so trade talks could begin.

Now a new fix must be found to avoid the complete disaster of having no deal on Brexit at the European Council summit in Brussels next week.

Dec 05 07:05

Ireland ‘surprised and disappointed’ over failed EU, UK talks

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar says he was "surprised and disappointed" that the UK government could not reach a deal with the EU after Brexit talks on the Irish border fell short of an agreement in the EU de-facto capital Brussels.

Dec 05 07:04

‘Federal Europe IS NOT the answer!’ Rutte aims at Macron in speech AGAINST EU integration

Speaking at the annual congress of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE), Mr Rutte clearly outlined his opposition to more European integration as the EU27 try to find a way to prevent more countries from voting to leave the bloc.

While he did not mention Macron by name, Mr Rutte indicated his scepticism for the idea of “democratic conventions” that was “coming from France”.

Macron has already faced opposition from across Europe after spending months trying to gather support for his ambitious vision for the EU’s future.

Dec 04 18:34

Italy panic as Brexit will see €42 BILLION in funding to country disappear

ITALY could lose €42billion in European Union funding in the wake of Brexit as the UK is expected to leave a gaping black hole in the bloc’s budget.

The EU will deal with the Brexit budget deficit after 2020 with cuts to regions in Northern Italy that are currently dependent on EU funding.

The president of Tuscany has penned a panicked article as regions across the bloc grapple with a forthcoming €70billion budget deficit after Britain’s EU contributions stop.

Two alternate EU plans foretell very different futures – one says resources will be maintained at current levels while another predicts cuts of 15-30 per cent.

If the cuts are implemented, Tuscany stands to lose €1.5billion in the first EU budget after Britain quits the bloc.

Dec 04 07:19

Europe's Migrant Crisis: Millions More Still To Come

The African Union-European Union (AU-EU) summit, held in in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, on November 29-30, 2017, has ended in abject failure after the 55 African and 28 European leaders attending the event were unable to agree on even basic measures to prevent potentially tens of millions of African migrants from flooding Europe.

Despite high expectations and grand statements, the only concrete decision to come out of Abidjan was the promise to evacuate 3,800 African migrants stranded in Libya.

Dec 04 06:58

Jacob Rees-Mogg skewers BBC host - Brexit Britain MUST leave the EU COMPLETELY in 2019

The Tory MP told Marr the UK should “implement” its withdrawal from the European Union from that date and not pretend it is still part of the Brussels bloc.

Speaking on the Andrew Marr Show, the leading Brexiteer dismissed the term “transition period” as misleading and said it would delay Britain’s departure by two years.

Asked about a letter he signed to Theresa May calling for no money to be handed over to the EU until a free trade deal is agreed with the bloc, Jacob Rees-Mogg said it was important not to throw funds away.

The letter also states there should be no freedom of movement, no European Court of Justice jurisdiction, and the ability to sign free trade deals around the world from March 2019 when the Brexit “transition period” begins.

Dec 04 06:57

'NO DEAL' May in Brexit showdown as she faces down Tory EU revolt

THERESA May is facing a massive Tory backbench revolt if she gives any more concessions to the EU in the Brexit negotiations.

Dec 04 06:43

Tony Blair: 'It is Absolutely Necessary That Brexit Doesn't Happen'

Tony Blair believes that the British voters deserve a second referendum on EU withdrawal. In an interview with BBC Radio 4 the former British PM said that he is trying to reverse Brexit.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I think Phony Tony sees his own ass as sitting on the golden throne of Planet Earth some day!

Dec 03 08:06

‘Stop Christmas’ Protestors tear down festive market in violent clashes with riot police

Protestors began to dismantle the scaffolding and fences for the fair on Victory Square, Bucharest, before being grappled by riot police and pinned to the floor.

Demonstrators chanted “We won’t give Victory Square up,” and “Firea, don’t forget, this square is not yours” as they stopped construction workers from building a Christmas fair at the site of anti-corruption protests.

Dec 02 12:33

Furious EU could include ‘punishment clause’ in Brexit trade deal plot

THE European Union is looking to include a “punishment clause” in any future trade deal between the bloc and the UK which would allow Brussels to slap tariffs on British exports to the bloc.

Dec 02 09:10

EU resolution calls for arms embargo against Saudi Arabia, accuses it of war crimes

The European Parliament has adopted a resolution, which calls for an EU-wide embargo on arms sales to Saudi Arabia over the alleged war crimes it has committed in Yemen. The resolution also criticizes EU members selling arms to the Gulf kingdom.
The EU parliament “condemns in the strongest terms the ongoing violence in Yemen and all attacks against civilians and civilian infrastructure, which constitute war crimes,” the resolution passed on Thursday says. It goes on to say that “dozens of Saudi-led airstrikes have been blamed for indiscriminately killing and wounding civilians in violation of the laws of war, including through the use of internationally banned cluster munitions.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Bravo to the EU on this one; however, unfortunately is most likely to be thoroughly ignored by the two major weapons-sellers to Saudi Arabia, and those countries would be the UK and the US.

Their Merchants of Death are simply making too much money, and all profits - no matter where they come from - are deemed "good for the economy", right?!?

Dec 01 11:03

Brexit bill FARCE: UK to give EU £450,000 for Brussels' CRACKDOWN on democracy

BRITAIN will be helping the European Union combat movements similar to Brexit if the Government agrees to part with Brussels’ extortionate divorce bill demands.

The EU already spends millions in an attempt to shut down the spread of anti-Brussels news and if Britain parts with the reported figure of £40 billion, a chunk of that will be used to defeat Euroscepticism, according to Ukip leader Henry Bolton.

Dec 01 07:28

‘It’s not YOUR Europe!’ Angela Merkel slapped down for ‘overbearing influence’ in Eurozone

She came under fire from Axel Schäfer, a member of parliament for Germany’s Social Democratic Party (SPD) since 2003, who criticised the Chancellor for trying to control the whole bloc from Germany.

In an exclusive interview with Express.co.uk he warned Mrs Merkel’s wanted to take decisions on behalf of the entire continent.

Nov 30 20:42

The Bank of England has a credit problem

Nov 30 16:07

Swedish Government Report Says Putting the Word “Refugees” in Quotation Marks is “Hate”

A report published by a Swedish government agency says that putting the word “refugees” in quotation marks is “hate” and that questioning the age of child migrants is also a form of extremism.

The report, written by the Swedish National Defence Research Institute, is entitled The White Hatred. It characterizes Sweden’s “new media,” in other words any media outlet that doesn’t blindly regurgitate politically correct narratives, as potential threats to democracy, conflating them with actual neo-nazi groups.

The report defines “hate” as violent extremism that includes “hateful expressions” and jokes in the context of Internet trolling. This encompasses the practice of putting the word “refugees” in quotation marks to implicitly suggest that many such individuals might not be genuine refugees.

Using the term “unaccompanied children” in quotation marks is also a form of “hate,” according to the report, because it implies that they might actually be adults.

Nov 29 15:04

RAW VIDEO | BOSNIAN WAR CRIMINAL DRINKS POISON, COMMITS SUICIDE IN COURTROOM

Here's the raw video for anyone who hasn't seen it.

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Nov 29 07:59

‘Brexit is the FAULT of Brussels!’ German MEP LASHES EU with epic tirade at Eurocrats

GERMAN MEP Hans-Olaf Henkel blamed Brussels for Brexit saying they changed the game after Britain joined the EU.

Nov 28 17:23

UK could pay £50bn Brexit divorce bill after bowing to EU pressure

The UK has bowed to EU demands on the Brexit divorce bill in a move that could result in the UK paying £50bn to Brussels, in an attempt to get France and Germany to agree to move negotiations to trade.

Non-stop behind-the-scenes negotiations have led to a broad agreement by the UK to a gross financial settlement of £89bn on leaving the bloc, although the British expect the final net bill to be half as much.

Nov 28 12:16

Poland’s Patriot Missile Purchase Is a Paid Bribe to America

Poland announced that it will purchase $10.5 billion worth of anti-air Patriot missiles from the US.

Technically, the official news event is that the State Department approved the possible sale and that Congress has 30 days to block it, but for all intents and purposes it’s widely considered that the deal will go through as planned. This means that the Central European country will strengthen its frontline position as NATO’s anti-Russian vanguard, crucially functioning as an indispensable component of the missile defense shield that the US is constructing around Russia’s borders. In and of itself, the Patriot system is presently incapable of neutralizing Russia’s nuclear strike capabilities, especially given the hypersonic missile advancements that Moscow has undertaken over the past couple of years in invalidating this strategy, but it worryingly sets the precedent that further missile-related infrastructure could one day be deployed on Russia’s borders.

Nov 28 11:37

EU settles dispute over major weedkiller glyphosate

EU countries have voted to renew the licence of glyphosate, a widely used weedkiller at the centre of environmental concerns.

The proposal at the EU Commission's Appeal Committee received 18 votes in favour and nine against, with one abstention, ending months of deadlock.

The Commission says the new five-year licence will be ready before the current one expires on 15 December.

However, France plans to ban the use of glyphosate within three years.

Nov 28 11:01

EU Could Add Post-Brexit Britain To Its Tax-Haven Blacklist Unless It Cleans Up Its Act

British financial services could face heavy penalties post-Brexit unless the UK cleans up its tax-haven policies, it has been warned. The EU has announced plans to blacklist and sanction tax-haven countries.

The EU is set to publish a list of tax havens on December 5. Analysis by the Tax Justice Network, using the EU’s own criteria, suggests the UK and five other EU countries would find themselves on the list if the criteria were applied to them.

Nov 28 08:50

Editor Explains How NATO, EU Benefit From Silencing Russian Media

The US and EU efforts to silence Russian news outlets through enforcing the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) and launching the East StratCom unit to counter so-called Russian propaganda evoke strong memories of George Orwell's "1984," Eric Van de Beek, editor of Novini, the Netherlands' geopolitical magazine, has told Radio Sputnik.

Nov 28 08:26

Soros Launches ‘Media Blitz’ Against Hungary

George Soros, the billionaire open borders campaigner, has launched a “media blitz” against Hungary’s government, which has been conducting a national consultation on the financier’s plan for the migrant crisis.

Nov 28 08:19

Puigdemont’s Idea About Catalan Vote on Region's EU Membership 'Absurd' - Rajoy

As Catalan's ex-President Carles Puigdemont launched an election campaign from exile in Belgium, he suggested that it is up to the voters to decide in the December regional elections whether the rebellious region should be a part of the EU in future.

Nov 27 16:49

Theresa May Expected To Cave To EU And Offer DOUBLE Brexit ‘Bill’ Pay-Off To Brussels

Britain is expected to cave to the European Union (EU) today and discuss offering a higher Brexit settlement, despite earlier claims that the government did not “recognise” the two-week deadline.

Theresa May’s government is expected to offer a larger sum to the EU in a desperate bid to unblock negotiations – after Michel Barnier and his Brexit team refused to budge.

Nov 27 12:51

Armed Police To Escort Joggers In Swedish City For Protection

Residents of the Swedish city of Oskarshamn will now have the option to be accompanied by armed police officers while out jogging.

Oskarshamn police inspector Peter Karlsson said the programme was designed to ease the insecurities of those who wish to go jogging after dark. Karlsson, who came up with the idea for the programme, said police would form jogging groups and all those who were interested in joining the officers were welcome, SVT reports.

Nov 27 07:48

'Club of decadent and obsolete countries' Catalan leader issues STAGGERING attack on EU

DEPOSED Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont has branded the EU a “club of decadent and obsolete countries” and said a British-style “Catalexit” might be the solution.

Nov 27 07:34

Council of Europe may give in to Russian 'blackmail' to stop 'step back for Europe'

RUSSIAN “blackmail” and its threat to stop paying into the Council of Europe’s budget could see sanctions lifted over fears it may leave and "step back for Europe", according to a European official.

Nov 26 08:33

Senior Iranian official warns Europe

Deputy head of Revolutionary Guards says that if Europe threatens Iran, it will increase the range of its missiles.

Nov 26 08:09

'End of Europe' France fears Merkel's failure could spark COLLAPSE of bloc

FRANCE is growing increasingly impatient over Angela Merkel's failure to form a government - as politicians in Paris raise the possibility of finally resolving its "over-reliance" on Germany.

Nov 26 07:33

EU Concern Rising About Italian Debt

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