Thought for the day

"I just wonder what it would be like to be reincarnated in an animal whose species had been so reduced in numbers than it was in danger of extinction. What would be its feelings toward the human species whose population explosion had denied it somewhere to exist.... I must confess that I am tempted to ask for reincarnation as a particularly deadly virus." -- Prince Philip, in his Forward to "If I Were an Animal" - United Kingdom, Robin Clark Ltd., 1986.

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Hans Hildenbrand: The German front in rare color photos, 1914-1918 libraryhist Mon, 10/03/2022 - 16:11

These incredible color photographs of the German battlefield were taken by Hans Hildenbrand during World War I, 1914-1918. Although color photography has existed since at least 1879, it did not become popular until several decades later. Most of the photos taken during World War I were black and white, giving the conflict a stark beauty that dominates our visual memory of the war.

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 former Pentagon advisor says the most likely culprits behind the Nord Stream pipeline blasts are the United States and Britain, and that the attack was carried out to prevent Germany from bailing on the war in Ukraine.

Retired US Army colonel Douglas Macgregor made the comments during an appearance on the Judging Freedom podcast.

Germany’s permanent representative to NATO has explained that the US-led bloc is not obliged to offer direct military assistance to Ukraine. Ruediger Koenig added that its members want to avoid a major war.

He was speaking to Dein Spiegel, the youth version of Der Spiegel magazine, which published the interview on Saturday.

The Ukraine conflict dominated much of the article, with Koenig describing Russia’s decision to launch its offensive against its neighbor in late February as a watershed event.

Poland´s foreign minister on Monday signed an official note to Germany requesting the payment of some $1.3 trillion in reparations for the damage incurred by occupying Nazi Germans during World War II.

Zbigniew Rau said the note will be handed to Germany´s Foreign Ministry. The signing comes on the eve of Rau´s meeting in Warsaw with Germany Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock, who is to attend a security conference.

ANTHONY BLINKENS TREMENDOUS OPPORTUNITY AINT GOOD NEWS FOR GERMANY AND THE UNITED KINGDOM MikeRivero Mon, 10/03/2022 - 08:00

If Europe is laboring under the mistaken belief that they can trust Joe Biden and his clown car of advisors to act in their best interest, think again. The sabotage of the Nordstream natural gas pipeline will directly benefit the United States, more so than any other country, and leave Europe literally in the cold.

Secretary of State Blinken tried to put lipstick on this pig:

With winter approaching, Blinken said that the US wants the bloc to use less fuel.

Gas-Hungry Germany Approves Arms Deal With Saudi Arabia MikeRivero Mon, 10/03/2022 - 07:59

German media reported on 29 September that Berlin has approved a number of new weapons export deals with Saudi Arabia, in defiance of a 2018 ban over Riyadh’s brutal war in Yemen. In a letter to the Bundestag, the country’s Economy Minister, Robert Habeck, said that the deals were approved by German Chancellor Olaf Scholz just before his recent visit to Saudi Arabia.

Thousands of German Stores on Brink of Closure As Energy Prices Skyrocket MikeRivero Mon, 10/03/2022 - 06:55

ER Editor: A two-fer on German difficulties from RT and P. Gosselin of No Tricks Zone, all engineered. A perfect confection of rising energy costs, declining temperatures, deep state sabotage of Nord Stream and government incompetence.

The small German businesses left standing after Covid, despite the government’s best efforts, won’t be after this.

The reaction to the sabotage of three of the four Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines in four places on Monday, September 26, has focused on speculations about who did it and whether NATO will make a serious attempt to discover the answer. Yet instead of panic, there has been a great sigh of diplomatic relief, even calm.