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Jul 07 12:37

Hillary Rebuffs Bernie’s Policy Demands

Eager to hold the political “center,” Hillary Clinton has budged little on Bernie Sanders’s policy proposals beyond nice-sounding platitudes, a strategy that could lead to clashes at the Democratic convention, says Lawrence Davidson.

Hillary Clinton has pursued the presidency for almost a decade with a tenacious determination. She almost achieved the nomination in 2008 only to lose to Barack Obama. That led to an eight-year stifling of this ambition.

Finally, in the long run-up to the 2016 election, she was convinced the nomination was hers.

Jul 07 12:33

Jeremy Corbyn gives #Chilcot statement

The much-edited Chilcot Report finally arrived and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has issued a pretty-sounding apology for his party’s decision to go to war in Iraq in 2003. He called it the most serious foreign policy calamity of the last 60 years and “a stain on our party and country”.

It’s unfortunate that he dignifies the evil Iraq war conspiracy by suggesting it had anything to do with policy of the British people. It was a private venture, pledged in secret, by a Labour prime minister and his closest henchmen, and backed by the Cabinet.

Jul 07 12:30

Iraq Verdict: Trouble if heads don’t roll

First and foremost it was not so much a foreign policy disaster as a flat-out war crime for which Blair as chief perpetrator must be tried. And so must his Cabinet, who carry collective responsibility.

There will be mega-trouble if heads don’t roll.

Jul 07 10:52

Swedes no longer want to join NATO – poll

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

Jul 07 10:30

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

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

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

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

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

Jul 07 08:02

Patras: Homeless family of 5 lives in carton boxes

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

Jul 07 07:51

Czech president wants referendum on EU & NATO membership

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

Jul 07 07:39

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

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

Jul 07 07:32

Key difference between now and 2011

Jul 06 16:53

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

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

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

Jul 06 16:52

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jul 06 14:13

The Iraq War, Brexit And Imperial Blowback

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

Jul 06 14:00

Brexit And Spain: Europe On The Edge?

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

Jul 06 12:33

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

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

Jul 06 12:28

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

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

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

Jul 06 12:09

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

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

Jul 06 12:08

Here's What Happens if Finland Joins NATO

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

Jul 06 10:42

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

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

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

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

Let's look at a map:

map of Kalinigrad and surrounding countries

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

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

Jul 06 10:12

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

Jul 06 08:53

French Citizens Rise Up In Their Millions To Protest Ruling Elite

France is in chaos once again as thousands of protesters swarm the streets in their millions in protest against the ruling class who they say are taking away their rights. The scale of the events is being watered down by the mainstream media in an attempt to suppress any scale or domino effect of other countries around the world.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Look at the size of the crowd in that photo!

Jul 06 08:39

EU Banks Crash To Crisis Lows As Funding Panic Accelerates

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

Jul 06 07:29

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

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

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

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

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

Jul 06 07:14

Ukraine Protesters Disrupt Traffic to Poland Over Border Controls

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

Jul 06 07:14

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

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

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

Jul 06 07:13

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

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

Jul 06 04:30

ANGER AT 'SCANDALOUS' EU PROPOSAL TO USE DEVELOPMENT AID TO FUND ARMIES

The controversial proposal would see development funds used for armies The plan, which would see the security forces of unsettled countries funded by the EU's development fund, has been sharply criticised after it was put forward by the European Commission last week. Delegate Reinhad Bütikofer blasted the EU for working on the project “clandestinely without any public debate.”

Jul 06 01:13

MSN: Dozens of reports of assaults, rapes at Swedish festivals

Several dozen women reported being raped or sexually assaulted at two music festivals in Sweden last weekend, police said Tuesday. Police Inspector Leif Nystrom said there had been 32 reports of attacks by boys or young men at a three-day festival in the city of Karlstad, 300 kilometers (190 miles) west of the capital, Stockholm. The youngest alleged victim was 12. Police identified seven young men they wanted to question. Meanwhile in Norrkoping, police told local media that they that were investigating five cases of alleged rape and more than a dozen suspected sexual assaults at the Bravalla Festival in the city, southwest of Stockholm.

Jul 05 15:47

Will Brexit Lead To Grexit?

Dimitri Lascaris says so-called leftist or socialist governments throughout the EU are engaging in self-immolation by embracing austerity.

Jul 05 11:39

Saxo Fears "Cascading Implosion" As Italian Bank Collapse Continues

The biggest theme emerging in the post-Brexit world is the evolving banking crisis in Italy which has actually been under way since the beginning of the year as the new non-performing exposure rules started to be enforced by the European Banking Authority.

UniCredit, Intesa, Monte Paschi, Banco Popolare, and UBI collectively had €119 billion in unprovisioned non-performing loans at the end of Q1 with UniCredit’s exposure being the critical piece in the overall European banking system.

The Italian banking system has around €400bn in total non-performing loans. The aggregate common equity among Italian publicly-listed banks was around €125B (as of the end of Q1) and around 75% of the uncovered non-performing loans.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There is no way to ultimately limit the contagion which will most likely hit the US banking sector from this, because of the connectedness of financial systems world-wide.

Jul 05 11:06

Trump Hammers On Brexit, “Independence Day” And Repudiation Of Rule By The Global Elite

One thing is clear, whether or not everyone will agree with what is said, Trump is at least speaking more directly than most politicians do

It turned out that Trump wasted no time in making sure that the people of America understood that what had been done in the UK can be done in the United States.

Jul 05 10:57

Globalists and Neocons Prove Incapable of Understanding Reality

If Trump wants to put America first, he needs to start firing the Neoconservatives and their lackeys from the White House and putting them on trial for making Americans look really bad.

Rather than listening and learning and modifying their actions, the ruling elites stick to “more of the same.” This process clearly emblematized by the endless procession of Bushes and Clintons replacing each other in the positions of power.

Jul 05 10:00

EU DOMINOES: Now Hungary calls EU referendum - Hungarian president sets date for vote

In the wake of the UK's Brexit vote and the decision to leave the European Union (EU), the Hungarian President, Janos Ader, has ordered a nationwide referendum on October 2.

The Hungarian people will be asked whether they want to accept any future European Union quota system for resettling migrants.

The question will be: "Do you want the European Union to be entitled to prescribe the mandatory settlement of non-Hungarian citizens in Hungary without the consent of parliament?"

Jul 05 09:38

Europe Under The Atlanticist Thumb: "Free Trade" And "Free Migration" Destroying Nations

In the contemporary European Union, the nation-state is undergoing a profound crisis which threatens not only the stability and well-being of the peoples of these countries, but also the viability of any project of European integration. What are some of the signs that European states have lost or are losing their last vestiges of sovereignty, and is the process irreversible on national grounds?

Jul 05 08:55

"We Won't Be Lectured" - Italy's Renzi To Defy Brussels Over Banking Bailout

With all eyes distratcted by the post-Brexit euphoria, the last week has seen a far more existential crisis accelerating in Europe. Italy's banking system is in tatters (from a EUR40bn bailout 6 days ago, to EUR150 emergency support 3 days ago, to a bank bailout and chatter of further support from pension funds Friday) but, in what seems like a clear admission that things are really bad, The FT reports that Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi is prepared to defy the EU and unilaterally pump billions of euros into its troubled banking system if it comes under severe systemic distress, a last-resort move that would smash through the bloc’s nascent regime for handling ailing banks.

Jul 05 08:54

Germany derides 'disgraceful' Farage after resignation

German politicians and media organizations from across the political spectrum have been scathing about Nigel Farage after he announced his resignation as leader of UKIP, Britain’s anti-EU political party.

Farage announced on Monday that he was stepping down as leader of UKIP, saying he wanted his life back.

But critics have accused him of irresponsibility, as the decision means he will disappear from the political lime light with the UK's exit from the EU, which he has long sought, looking set to become reality.

Jul 05 08:53

ZOOPLA CEO BEHIND MISHCON DE REYA ANTI-BREXIT LEGAL ACTION

City law firm Mishcon de Reya are launching a legal challenge to Brexit with the backing of a number of businesses who for some reason haven’t been named publicly. Guido can reveal one of the firms behind the action is property website Zoopla.

Jul 05 08:30

NATO-Russia talks after Warsaw summit: Stoltenberg

NATO is set to hold formal talks with Russia shortly after a summit in Warsaw this week where the alliance will endorse a military buildup following the Ukraine conflict, chief Jens Stoltenberg said Monday.

Jul 05 07:53

France: Protestors Rise Up In Their Millions Against Ruling Class

French protestors are rising up in their millions against a ruling class determined to take away their rights. There is anarchy on the streets of France as the mainstream media continues to suppress the scale of events.

Jul 05 07:48

France forces through labour bill amid new protests

France's controversial new labour laws look set to be pushed through parliament today without a vote, as demonstrators get ready to protest once again.

Jul 04 22:41

Holocaust-Denying French Professor Gets 1 Year in Prison

France’s highest court affirmed a one-year prison sentence for a professor who questioned the Holocaust’s veracity. The Court of Cassation rejected the appeal last week of Vincent Reynouard, who has since fled the country and is presumed escaped. It was the last of several appeals by Reynouard to the sentence imposed last year by a Caen court over a 2014 video in which he said the Holocaust may not have happened and called state commemorations of the deportation of French Jews ”manipulation of memory,” France 3 reported. Reynouard has lost his license to teach in the public education system over repeated Holocaust denials.

Jul 04 12:58

Dr Paul Craig Roberts: BREXIT, WHAT NEXT ?

Hopefully, a result of the Brexit will be the breakup of the European Union and NATO

Britain’s exit from the European Union (EU) could probably prevent the United States from launching World War III, says Dr. P C Roberts.

Jul 04 07:33

Brexit: The English And Welsh Enlightenment

“NO ONE REALLY KNOWS WHAT HAPPENS NOW: THE COLLECTIVE IMAGINATION LEADS TO DARK PLACES.”

THE INTERNATIONAL NEW YORK TIMES, JUNE 25-26 2016

Dublin.

By voting for Brexit the English and Welsh have switched on the light. And, as usual, when the light suddenly conquers the dark the cracks become obvious and the cockroaches scatter. It’s a beautiful sight.

Jul 04 07:03

Turkey to grant MILLIONS of Syrian refugees citizenship as it ramps up bid to join EU

MILLIONS of refugees taken in by Turkey over the last five years will be offered citizenship, Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said.

Jul 04 07:01

Stir over Swedish cash for Clintons' charity

Questions are being asked about donations flowing from Sweden to the Clinton family's charity, just as the Swedish government was trying to persuade the US to limit sanctions against Iran, where the Nordic nation was attempting to boost business.

Jul 04 06:56

London Stock Exchange set to merge with Germany's Deutsch Boerse - despite Brexit

THE London Stock Exchange (LSE) is set to merge with its German equivalent Deutsche Boerse to create a European exchange giant - despite concerns over how the pairing would work post-Brexit.

Jul 04 06:50

EU demands Britain pays £12 BILLION into Brussels budget despite Brexit vote

BRITAIN will pay £12 billion into Brussels coffers next year even though the public has voted to leave the European Union (EU).

The UK’s bill for membership of the Euro club will go towards bankrolling a Brussels border and coast guard, a new Agency for Asylum and the groundwork for an EU army.

The eye-watering figure has been revealed in a new draft budget released by the EU Commission and equates to a staggering £230million a week.

Jul 03 11:21

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

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

Jul 03 10:47

Chairman of Greece’s Jetoil Found Dead, Police Spokesman Says

Kyriakos Mamidakis, chairman of Greece’s Mamidoil-Jetoil Greek Petroleum SA that sought bankruptcy protection last week, was found dead at his home near Athens Sunday, a Greek police spokesman said.

Mamidakis was found with a gun next to his body in what appears to have been an act of suicide, the police spokesman said, requesting anonymity in line with policy. Calls to the company were unanswered.

Jul 03 10:02

EU Basics – Your Guide to the UK Referendum on EU Membership

"...the EU is the project to abandon all national sovereignty and borders within and melt away all European nations that don’t succeed in exiting in time, into a merged, joint new single country, with one central European government, centralised European monetary policy, centralised European fiscal policy, centralised European foreign policy, and centralised European regulation, including of financial markets and banking. This United States of Europe, an undemocratic leviathan that the European peoples never wanted, is the culmination of the much repeated mantra of "ever closer union“.

"...Big business and big banks, as well as central bankers and the IMF, constitute the financial elite that is behind this purposeful concentration of power – giving ever more power into the hands of ever fewer people. The undemocratic nature of EU institutions has reached such an extent that I have heard a recently retired member of the ECB governing council in private confessing that his biggest worry is the undemocratic nature and extent of the ECB’s powers, which have increasingly been abused for political ends. These facts have been drowned out by the constant drip of propaganda emanating from the powerful elites behind the creation of the United States of Europe.

Jul 03 08:04

Austria warns it will LEAVE EU if Turkey wins controversial Brussels bid

AUSTRIA will turn its back on the crumbling European Union if Turkey is successful in its controversial bid for membership, the country’s anti-immigration party leader has vowed.

Jul 03 07:57

Lord Rothschild Demands Britain Stay In Europe

Rothschild, who chairs the RIT Capital Partners investment trust, refers to his family businesses which originated with five brothers setting up the “first truly international banking system,” operating from London, Paris, Vienna, Naples and Frankfurt at the end of the 18th century.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Oh, so the world's greatest money-junkie demands Britain stay in the EU. He DEMANDS it, like he thinks he is the true ruler of the world!

Small point his Imperial Rothschildness should recall. The Templars set up the world's first international banking system in the 12th Century, and like that of the Rothschilds, it was based on debt. We know what happened to the Templars when rulers realized they could never pay their way out of debt. Maybe it is time for a repeat!

Jul 03 07:48

Russia’s Brexit

The topic of Russia was headlined before and during the Brexit campaign and continues to be prominent afterwards. Will Russia benefit from this democratic vote? If so, how? Does democracy threaten Euro-Atlantic security? And, will Russia be blamed for the gross miscalculations of others?

Jul 03 07:47

The US Will Not Let Britain Exit the EU

Dr Roberts explains his view about Brexit and the future of the EU: “The British vote to leave the EU is not binding, so I think most of the discussion about the effect of Brexit is premature, because Washington is not going to allow the British to leave the EU. The EU is a CIA initiative, and Washington has worked for 60 years to put all of the European countries in a bag that is easily controlled. …Some of the 28 countries in the EU have some accountably left to their peoples. Not very much, as Greece has proven, but some still do. …So it is much more convenient if all of these countries are put under the control of an unaccountable, unelected, European commission where only a handful of people make decisions, making it very easy for Washington to control.

Jul 03 07:38

Ex-President of Poland Calls on US to Shoot Down Russian Jets

Former president of Poland Lech Walesa said that US Navy should have shot down Russian Su-24 fighters that came within 30 feet of the missile destroyer Donald Cook in the Baltic sea in order to identify the ship.

According to Walesa, such actions on the part of Russia cannot be tolerated.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Okay, Lech, if you really feel that way ... Here's your rifle. Here's your parachute. We ran out of the camouflage BDUs so here is a bright da-glo jumpsuit left over from the CIA torture centers. Watch your head climbing into that transport aircraft, and we will call Putin and tell him you are on your way to kick his butt all by yourself!

But...

The Russians have every right to be curious when warships are cruising just outside their borders. It's not like the Russians overflew the USS Donald in the Gulf of Mexico, and the Black Sea is international waters. Russia has as much right to be there as the US, in fact even more so under the Montreaux Convention! The US and Europe are massing forces at Russia's border, and now we have those leaked emails in which the former head of NATO tried to start a war with Russia. Yet the official story remains that this is all somehow Russia's fault; that Russia is the aggressor.

Jul 03 07:22

'Perfect Storm' of Anti-Russian Sanctions Punishes Italian Economy

The billion euros in contracts secured by Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) two weeks ago is a paltry sum compared to the damage inflicted on Italy by the sanctions war between the EU and Russia.

Jul 02 21:52

Trump better choice by far – Alan Sabrosky

An exclusive interview with Dr. Alan Sabrosky

Q. Does a US-inspired NATO-generated Cold War climate already exist?

A. Not yet, but it is heading that way. Watch for it to intensify under Clinton, and to ameliorate under Trump.

Jul 02 18:36

America Should Exit From NATO and the National Security State

snip: What did U.S. and NATO officials think — that people would simply remain where they were so that they could get blown to bits with the bombs that were being dropped on them, by the U.S. assassination program, or by the massive civil-war violence that came as a result of the U.S. and NATO regime-change operations?

People don’t ordinarily behave in that fashion. Most people prefer to live rather than die and will do anything they can to survive. That’s why those refugees fled to Europe— to escape the horrific consequences of interventionism by NATO and the U.S. national security state in the Middle East.

I wonder if deep down, those who are lamenting and groaning about the Brexit vote realize that: If there had been no U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq, no regime change in Libya, no U.S. and NATO bombing and interventionism in Syria, there wouldn’t have been a massive refugee crisis in Europe and, almost certainly, a rejection of Brexit by a majority of British voters.

Jul 02 17:36

Poland warns Brussels it will DESTROY the EU if it tries to punish Britain for leaving

POLAND has warned "hysterical" Brussels bigwigs they will sign the death warrant for their own project if they continue to roll out anti-British rhetoric.

The country's former Prime Minister said that, far from deterring other countries from leaving, any attempts to punish the UK will only accelerate the break up of the beleaguered bloc.

Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the influential chairman of the ruling Law and Justice Party, also aimed a torpedo at close neighbours Germany, saying the rest of Europe "cannot allow" Angela Merkel to sink the EU by refusing to negotiate.

Jul 02 16:35

Britain's decision to leave EU is in danger of being WATERED DOWN by 'Europhile fanatics'

Britain’s Leave camp issued the stark warning as they revealed that the Government’s team responsible for the nation’s Brexit will actually be led by the same Europhiles behind David Cameron’s disastrous renegotiation plans.

In spite of the nation calling for the UK to sever ties with Europe following last week’s momentous referendum, Brexit campaigners say the Remain camp could still have a chance of getting their way.

Ukip MP Douglas Carswell said: “There is a real danger that the Sir Humphreys will derail Brexit, which represents the will of the people.”

Leave campaigner Daniel Hannan MEP told the Mail Online:“This is the whole reason we’re in this mess. The Sir Humphreys aren’t going to get the best deal for the UK."

Jul 02 16:33

Fears new Brussels law that will 'crucify' UK ports may STILL apply post-Brexit

Industry chiefs fear a controversial new law will drive many of our maritime businesses to the wall, putting more than 300,000 jobs at risk nationwide.

The hotly contested Port Services Regulation has been described as the death knell for Britain’s shipping industry and was strongly opposed by business leaders.

Its implementation was viewed as such a powder keg issue in the UK that senior bureaucrats put back the announcement on its future until after the June 23 referendum.

But this week the all-powerful EU Commission revealed it will plough ahead with the regulation amid warnings the Brexit vote may not exempt British ports from its punitive measures.

A spokesman for the Department for Transport said it will be "for the next administration" to decide whether or not to block the new law.

Jul 02 10:21

EXPOSED: How Europe is looking to roll out the carpet to MORE debt-ridden nations...

EUROPE’S financial future has been thrown into doubt as EU bosses scramble to plug the multibillion pound financial blockhole left by the exiting UK.

However, in true EU fashion while one hand rushes to fix a problem, another appears to be welcoming one.Nations across the main bloc are waiting with baited breath to hear just how the Union will fill the 15 per cent hole in the EU Budget by 2020.But Brussels bosses are simultaneously preparing to roll out the red carpet to debt ridden countries like Albania

Jul 02 09:26

Austria warns it will LEAVE EU if Turkey wins controversial Brussels bid

AUSTRIA will turn its back on the crumbling European Union if Turkey is successful in its controversial bid for membership, the country’s anti-immigration party leader has vowed.

Jul 02 09:22

With 5 Million Unemployed, Spain Still Can't Find Workers

With soaring youth unemployment, and close to 5 million people out of work overall, one would assume that the last problem Spain would encounter would be that it can't find workers to fill open jobs. However, as Bloomberg reports, Spain is facing labor shortages as employers struggle to find capable employees.

Jul 02 09:21

Brexit Simplified

Jul 02 08:04

ISIS Mastermind Behind Istanbul Terrorist Attack Was A "Refugee" Protected By Europe

Following Tuesday's horrific attack at Istanbul's Ataturk airport which resulted in 44 death at the hands of 3 suicide bombers, Turkey was quick to blame the Islamic State for the terrorist act. And while that may be accurate, something surprising has emerged about the alleged ringleader of the group of three men who have been since identified as Russian, Uzbek and Kyrgyz nationals. As Russia's Kommersant and Turkish media report, a Chechen national suspected of being the mastermind behind the deadly Istanbul airport terrorist attack, had previously received refugee status in Austria, which helped him to repeatedly avoid extradition to Russia on terror charges.

Jul 02 07:29

Why 'Superstate of Germany and France' is Bad Idea to Reform EU

According to TVP Info, the document amounts to an ultimatum from Paris and Berlin to the other EU members.

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