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Jan 09 14:25

A Dream Come True: Europe Is Turning Away From U.S

Europe is gradually turning away from US, and soon the Old world and New world will break up. A consulting company, Eurasia Group, has published its forecast for the current year...

Jan 09 13:16

Germany Calls for Sanctions Against Poland

The representatives of the bloc of the Christian Democratic Union/Christian Social Union (CDU/CSU) in the German Bundestag have not excluded the imposition of sanctions against Poland in connection with the new Polish media laws and the constitutional court... Andrzej Duda, signed amendments to the law on mass media, which assume the expiration of the term of office of the current members of the management Board and Supervisory boards of public television TVP and Polish radio. The Minister of Finance of Poland is entitled to appoint a new management team "before the implementation of the new organization of the state media". In addition, the Minister of Finance of Poland will be able to change the statutes of the state media to conform to the proposed amendment...

Jan 09 11:22

UK police ‘training Saudi forces’, despite rise in executions

A Freedom of Information response from the UK College of Policing has revealed that, since the body’s founding in 2012, some 270 officers have been brought from Saudi Arabia to the UK for “specialist training”, under a £2.7 million deal that also saw 26 British police officers deployed to Saudi Arabia to train police. The news comes amid serious concerns over a rise in executions and other human rights abuses by Saudi forces, including the use of torture to extract ‘confessions.’ Human rights organization Reprieve has established that in the past year, while the training was being provided, the number of people executed by the Saudi authorities rose sharply – from some 88 in 2014 to at least 158 last year. Last weekend, the Saudi authorities staged a mass execution of 47 prisoners, at least four of whom were convicted for their involvement in political protests.

Jan 09 10:08

Live Feed of the PEGIDA (Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the West) Protests

German police have used water cannons to disperse PEGIDA demonstrators in Cologne. The anti-immigration movement were rallying against a rash of assaults on women, blamed on migrants in the city on New Year’s Eve.

Over a thousand supporters of the far-right movement took part in the protest in the center of the western German city on Saturday. They chanted “expulsion,” while waving German flags and other banners inscribed with slogans such as “Rapefugees not welcome.”

(live video feed)

Jan 09 10:07

Thousands Flood The Streets In Germany As Fury Over Refugee Sex Assaults Reaches Boiling Point

Over the last several days, more information has come to light with regard to the wave of sexual assaults that occurred across Europe on New Year’s Eve.

What some observers initially assumed was an set of isolated attacks in Cologne’s city center now appears to have been a bloc-wide phenomenon as women from Austria, to Switzerland, to Finland come forward to report being accosted by what some police say were gangs of drunken Mid-East asylum seekers.

“In Sweden, police said at least 15 young women reported being groped by groups of men on New Year's Eve in the city of Kalmar,” AP reports, adding that “in Finland, police said they received tip-offs on New Year's Eve that about 1,000 predominantly Iraqi asylum seekers were intending to gather near the main railway station in Helsinki and harass passing women.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The issue of refugee settlement, coupled with what some women have had to endure in these situations, hard going to push European politics hard right for quite some time.

Jan 09 09:02

Europe in crisis over sex attacks by migrants amid calls for emergency EU meeting

Europe was in crisis on Friday night as mounting fury over sex attacks by Middle Eastern and North African migrants threatened to divide the continent east from west.
Political tensions caused by allowing more than one million migrants to enter Europe in 2015 boiled over on Friday, as leaders from central and eastern countries announced the death of liberal Europe and called for the continent to seal its borders.

Jan 09 08:35

Protesters set Kosovo govt HQ on fire over deal with Serbia

Kosovo's government HQ has caught fire after anti-government protesters threw Molotov cocktails at the building. Police used tear gas to disperse protesters, who rallied against the government’s EU-mediated agreements with Serbia.

Jan 09 00:38

Gaddafi warned Blair his ousting would 'open door' to jihadis

Transcripts of 2011 calls reveal Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi predicted extremists would use his departure to start war in Mediterranean

Jan 08 14:01

Swiss central bank to post massive loss

The Swiss National Bank said on Friday that it expects to post an annual loss of 23 billion francs ($23 billion) for 2015 due largely to foreign exchange transactions.

Jan 08 13:30

Protests flare in Athens over pension reform

Hundreds of Greek pensioners and workers have staged rallies in the capital, Athens, against the government’s plan to overhaul the country’s pension system.

Jan 08 12:31

Turkish Fighter Jets Violate Greek Airspace Over Aegean Sea… Again

A formation of four Turkish fighter jets violated Greek air space in the northeastern Aegean Thursday, the Greek Defense Ministry said, adding that two of the aircraft were armed.

Jan 08 12:28

Helsinki police: Asylum seekers harassed women on NYE, mass assault possibly planned

Women in the Finnish capital of Helsinki have become the latest victims of sexual harassment by the migrant community. Police have revealed a number of attacks that took place over the New Year period.

"Police have received information about three cases of sexual assault, of which two have been filed as complaints," Helsinki police said of the attacks, which occurred at the city's main train station on New Year's Eve.

Jan 08 11:31

Police in Norway Proclaim: "Oslo is Lost"

Per a News report, roving bands of savage Muslim beasts make it look like “Karachi, Basra, and Mogadishu all rolled into one.” Things are so bad the police declared: “Oslo is lost.”

Jan 08 08:39

British MPs tout NATO's ‘Kosovo success story’ as reason to bomb Syria

Kosovo is often cited by liberal interventionists as NATO’s success story and now a reason for attacking Syria. However, the ongoing lawlessness in the country shows nothing could be further from the truth.

Jan 08 08:12

Auf Wiedersehen Newsweek Polska


...Polish editor of "Newsweek" a (paid for) provocateur? Seems like it!

Jan 08 01:34

Jewish-Israeli Passengers Hijack Airline’s Integrity

It is not only damaging to an airline’s reputation to be taken hostage by passengers calling the shots as to who they deem suitable to fly with them, but places all passengers rights and safety, anywhere, on any plane, at risk to racial profiling and discriminatory demands at the whim of bigots such as the arrogant Jewish- Israeli passengers on Aegean Airlines

Jan 07 19:13

Greedy Eyes of Saudi Sheikhs

For Saudi,there is only one problem in the world: Iran. This unites them with Israel, where Iran is the main obsession of Prime Minister Netanyahu. Israel and Saudia are the great Semitic couple, a marriage made in hell.

It is a pity Saudis do not understand that their problem is not Iran. They have just run out of their luck and of their resources. They can’t fight two wars and sell their oil for peanuts (intending to undermine Iran and Russia) and cut down their welfare programs and incite the Shia rebellion by beheading that beloved preacher.

Jan 07 13:06

Why Won’t US Talk to Russia?

One does not have to love Mother Russia or Vladimir Putin to appreciate that it is in America’s interest to develop a cooperative relationship based on shared interests

Jan 07 08:25

America’s Now-Aggressive War Against Russia

America’s aristocracy is determined to take over Russia. Ever since the end of the Soviet Union and of its communism, the Cold War has become replaced by an increasingly hot war in which the US and its allies are expanding NATO right up to Russia’s borders, and imposing against Russia what the US refused to accept being imposed upon itself during the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis: nuclear checkmate!

Jan 07 08:10

SANCTIONS? WHAT SANCTIONS? WE’RE BUILDING RAILROADS…

Remember all those economic sanctions that the USA demanded be imposed on Russia for its perfidy in the Ukraine for opposing Washington's installed puppet government in Kiev and for not allowing its Black Sea Fleet base at Sevastopol to fall into NATO's hands? At the time, I predicted that this was a short-sighted policy on Washington's part at best, since Europe's economic future lies in the expanded trade with the East, and with the integration into the Eurasian infrastructure projects that Russia and China have been championing. In particular, I pointed out that Europe's "locomotive," Germany, might politely mouth its obedience and perform the obligatory genuflexions to Washington, but the reality was - and is - that the economic and geopolitical future of the country, and therefore of Europe, lie eastward, not across the Atlantic ocean.

Jan 07 04:53

New Russian Strategy Labels NATO and U.S. as ‘Threats’

First threat designation since fall of Soviet Union
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The document focuses on two major areas of concern. The first is NATO and the U.S., which are seen as pursuing “a policy of containment against Russia.”
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The second area identified as a major security threat is “the practice of overthrowing legitimate political authorities,” an apparent reference to the “color revolutions” of Eastern Europe, such as the Orange Revolution in Ukraine and the Rose Revolution in Georgia. The document also references the 2010-2011 Arab Spring, which toppled several political strongmen, including Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak.

Jan 06 15:36

Brave New Europe: ‘Code of Conduct’ Suggested for German Women Attacked by 'Gangs of Arab Men'

The Mayor of Cologne said today that women should adopt a “code of conduct” to prevent future assault at a crisis meeting following the sexual attack of women by 1000 men on New Year’s eve. The suggested code of conduct includes maintaining an arm’s length distance from strangers, to stick within your own group, to ask bystanders for help or to intervene as a witness, or to inform the police if you are the victim of such an assault. Isn't this incredible? German citizens are now being told to "stick within their own group" in order to "prevent future assaults" by immigrants and migrants. Is this really a sustainable solution? What's next? German women shouldn't "provoke" attacks by wearing short skirts?

Jan 06 15:29

In Ukraine Europe Betrays Its Founding Myth

If it ever was true that EU rested on anti-Nazism after the war in Ukraine this may no longer be claimed... This tale – EU’s founding myth – may or may not be true, but it does show the values its supporters claim. And indeed, for a long while Europe was dominated by a political culture in which nothing was more de-legitimizing than anything that smacked even remotely of Nazism, racism and exaggerated nationalism. For decades now it has been the case that the consensus between Europeans has been that neo-Nazis – or anyone remotely like them - have no place in polite society regardless of any and all circumstances. That they must properly be shunned, as well as anyone who did not do so. After EU’s patronage of the neo-Nazi allied government in Kiev it is impossible to pretend that this is still the case. – In certain circumstances Nazis are now welcome allies of the European cause.

Jan 06 11:00

Unfounded claims? NATO ‘categorically rejects’ it threatens Russia

The North Atlantic bloc has “categorically” denied it poses a security threat to Russia despite the alliance’s significant expansion in the Baltics and Eastern Europe, where it stages massive military drills.

Jan 06 08:02

How and why the Committee NO WAR NO NATO takes part in the demonstration on 16 January

We will participate in the event with a spirit of unity, arguing the need for a broader interpretation of the current global crisis and putting the center exit by NATO. Twenty-five years ago, in the early hours of January 17, 1991, began in the Persian Gulf "Operation Desert Storm", the war against Iraq that opened the historical phase we are living in. This war prepared and provoked by Washington, was launched at a time when, after the collapse of the Berlin Wall, were about to dissolve the Warsaw Pact and the Soviet Union itself. Taking advantage of the crisis in the opposing camp, the United States strengthened by the war their military presence and political influence in the strategic Gulf.

Jan 06 07:48

No More National Debt Now in Hungarian

Jan 05 13:41

‘Legal tightrope’: N. Irish medics fear life imprisonment over abortion advice

Medics in Northern Ireland are anxious they could face imprisonment for offering advice to women who are seeking an abortion, healthcare leaders have warned.

Jan 05 13:30

New housing-bubble in Ireland

Jan 05 12:08

Britain And Italy To Occupy Libya . . . Again

By Brandon Turbeville

As time passes over the foreign policy of Western nations, the façade of promoting “freedom” and “democracy” passes with it. Even with well-established propaganda mechanisms in place to convince the Western public that NATO involvement in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) serves a noble purpose, there are breaks in the wall of nonsense that passes for official explanations and mainstream media reporting that document the NATO march of terror across the world that is currently underway.

In this case, the lie is that a direct Western presence in Libya is anything other than a return to open colonialism by the very powers who perpetrated it in years past on the very same territory...

Jan 05 09:01

Cologne: 1,000 refugees fall on German women

During the New Year's day the police Cologne became aware about different incidents in which women have been victims of assaults. New Year's Eve North African refugees took advantage of the turmoil around the cathedral and committed crimes of different areas of crime. The Police Köln has established a investigation team to investigate the cases, according to a press release of the Cologne police.

In the police of Cologne and the federal police reimbursed until now almost 60 affected women display and signposted in these cases, the same methods of operation. The injured were during the New Year celebrations around the cathedral and on the station forecourt, as several men surrounded them.

Jan 05 08:22

Brave New World of Bank Bail-Ins As Of January 1st

On January 1st, 2016, the new bail-in regime became law putting at risk the deposits of savers and companies in the EU.

Jan 04 22:53

Switzerland Follows Iceland in Declaring War Against the Banksters

Waking Times

Iceland has gained the admiration of populists in recent years by doing that which no other nation in the world seems to be willing or capable of doing: prosecuting criminal bankers for engineering financial collapse for profit.

Jan 04 15:45

Italy PM Confronts Merkel Over Pipeline Double Standards

The Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is known for his pronouncements questioning the basis of EU foreign policy. At the most recent EU summit on Friday he “moved to the next level” in which, according to the newspaper Politico, the politician strongly criticized Chancellor Angela Merkel. It came to a battle of words between the two politicians because of, among other things, the construction of the Nord Stream pipeline. The Italian Prime Minister accused the Chancellor of political double standards...

Jan 04 10:41

America is being destroyed by problems that are unaddressed

One hundred years ago European civilization, as it had been known, was ending its life in the Great War, later renamed World War I. Millions of soldiers ordered by mindless generals into the hostile arms of barbed wire and machine gun fire had left the armies stalemated in trenches. A reasonable peace could have been reached, but US President Woodrow Wilson kept the carnage going by sending fresh American soldiers to try to turn the tide against Germany in favor of the English and French.

The fresh Amerian machine gun and barbed wire fodder weakened the German position, and an armistance was agreed. The Germans were promised no territorial losses and no reparations if they laid down their arms, which they did only to be betrayed at Versailles. The injustice and stupidity of the Versailles Treaty produced the German hyperinflation, the collapse of the Weimar Republic, and the rise of Hitler.

Jan 04 09:13

Former Czech President Says Europe Likely to Face 'Real Migration Tsunami'

"Apparently, another migration of nations is coming. Someone [in Europe] thinks that the migration wave has already passed. But it only begins, a real tsunami is coming only now," Klaus said in an interview with the Prima TV channel.

Jan 04 09:12

Europeans Finally Losing Patience With NATO’s Reckless Mess

Amid the mounting refugee crisis caused by “NATO’s non-stop campaign of overseas military misadventures”, Europeans are becoming “increasingly wary of multiculturalism, neo-liberal reforms, austerity measures - and now, it seems, even NATO itself,” according to American writer and journalist Robert Bridge.

Jan 04 09:12

The ECB - EUR22 Trillion Is Missing

Yesterday I published the assets/liabilities of the European Central Bank as provided by them. I provided some analysis that I thought was relevant as I also asked all of you to look at the numbers yourself. To be quite open; I was stunned by the data they provided and shocked by the implications. I had not seen the data in any other source or commented about by anyone and the subject, while admittedly complex, and perhaps made more complex by design, is a huge wake-up call for anyone investing in Europe.

Jan 03 08:14

Gun sales up in 12 Swiss cantons

Applications for gun permits in Switzerland increased by 20% between 2014 and 2015, according to a survey conducted by Swiss public television, SRF.
The survey, published on Wednesday, showed that in the 12 out of 26 cantons surveyed, the Swiss are increasingly interested in purchasing pistols, rifles and other firearms for private use.

Jan 03 08:13

Juncker rules out unilateral approach on immigration

Talks between Bern and Brussels over the implementation of Switzerland’s cap on EU immigrants will intensify even though no solution has yet been found, according to Swiss Justice Minister Simonetta Sommaruga.

Jan 02 22:44

Syria is the Middle Eastern Stalingrad

Day and night, for years, an overwhelming force has been battering this quiet nation, one of the cradles of human civilization.
Hundreds of thousands have died, and millions have been forced to flee abroad or have been internally displaced. In many cities and villages, not one house is left intact.

But Syria is, against all odds, still standing.

Jan 02 08:38

Home About Antiwar.com Donate Blog US Casualties Contact Latest NewsRussia Security Paper: NATO Expansion a Security Threat

The latest Russian National Security Strategy paper, newly revised because of the regime change in Ukraine two years ago, has been released and signed by President Vladimir Putin. Though Ukraine is obviously a big change, the focus as ever is on NATO.

The strategy paper sees NATO as taking “counter-action” against Russian attempts to maintain an independent domestic and foreign policy, and sees NATO’s continued eastward expansion as turning it into a growing “external threat” to the Russian Federation.

NATO’s recent expansion has centered around the Balkans, with Albania and Croatia both joining in 2009. Russia’s bigger concerns are efforts by former Soviet states Georgia and Ukraine to seek membership status, which would add greatly to the common border between Russia and NATO member nations.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Again, with all the troops and weapons being pre-positioned by NATO in Eastern European countries,coupled with all the military exercises which took place last year right on Russia's doorstep, can anyone in their right mind blame Russia for its concern here?!?

Jan 01 19:54

EU calls time on 'too big to fail' with bank bail-in laws

Senior bondholders and depositors over €100,000 will be in line to be "bailed-in" if a bank goes bust, a departure from the mass government-funded rescues seen in Ireland, Portugal, Spain and Greece in the wake of the financial crisis.

Brussels' tough new Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive (BRRD) will require creditors to incur losses of at least 8pc of their total liabilities before receiving official sector aid. Britain will not be subject to the rules.

Jan 01 16:17

Power Change: EU politics shift after year of hardships

The refugee crisis, terror assaults, and financial struggles in 2015 have changed the landscape of the EU’s political scene.

Jan 01 13:55

Belgium, Canada, Denmark, & the Netherlands Join U.S. Forces to Fight ISIL In Iraq

Americans generally don't think of Denmark, Belgium and the Netherlands as helping out the U.S. in the so-called war on terror.But according to a press release issued yesterday by the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Forces and a large number of allies are busy wiping out ISIl forces all over Iraq and Syria. Oddly, Russia is not listed anywhere as an ally in the fight against ISIL in 'Operation Inherent Resolve.'

Jan 01 11:52

European Parliament Uses "Double Standards" in Matters of Arms Exports

The European Parliament applies "double standards" by justifying any military exports to Kiev and at the same time condemning illicit arms trade by EU member states, Russian Foreign Ministry’s spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said, Sputnik reported... This applies primarily to the "selective application of specific provisions" of the Common Position in the part concerning the admissibility of transfer of arms and military equipment to Ukraine, the spokeswoman said. "The European parliamentarians, in fact, justify any supplies of military products to Kiev," the spokeswoman said. Zakharova’s statement comes in response to the resolution adopted by the European Parliament on December 17. The EU parliamentarians noted with concern the increasingly frequent violations of the Common Position adopted on the issue in 2008 by individual EU member states.

Jan 01 11:11

Tito Perdue - The Ills of Equality & Extreme Democracy

Tito Perdue was born in 1938 in Chile and he returned to Alabama in 1941 with his family. Tito graduated from the University of Texas in 1961 and spent some time working in New York City, an experience which garnered him his life-long hatred of urban life. After holding positions at various university libraries, Tito has devoted himself full-time to writing since 1983. He has seven novels published to date, and Arktos has published his novel “Morning Crafts,” along with “William’s House,” both of which are part of a four volume series.

Dec 31 17:57

The New Year celebrations tainted by terror: Munich evacuates train stations over 'imminent' threat as European capitals scrap firework displays and police guard cities from Sydney to New York

Terror threats loomed alongside fireworks over European capitals as they welcomed in the New Year, with an unprecedented police presence guarding cities from Sydney to New York.

Panic spread across the German city of Munich on New Year's Eve after police warned of an 'imminent threat' of a terror attack, as crowds of people flocked to the city centre to welcome in the New Year.

Two railway stations - the city's main station and the Pasing station - were evacuated after indications of a planned attack which would target party-goers in the city.

Across Europe, capital cities were on high security alert, with Brussels and Paris both scrapping fireworks for New Year's celebrations.

Dec 31 14:40

An Open Letter to Young Muslims Everywhere: The Seed of Triumph in Every Adversity

Islam did not invent colonialism and imperialism, but inspired Asians, Africans and Arabs to fight this crushing evil. Islam did not usher in the age of mass slavery, although millions of American and European slaves were, themselves, Muslim. You try to tell them all of this, and you insist that the likes of vicious groups like ISIS are not a product of Islam but a by-product of violence, greed and foreign interventions.

Dec 31 05:44

How the Israel boycott movement struck major blows in 2015

There’s also every sign that BDS could become a big issue in the 2016 US presidential campaign – already Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton and Republican hopeful Jeb Bush have launched attacks on the Israel boycott movement

Dec 30 21:42

Vladimir Putin Fights the War Party on All Fronts - by PEPE ESCOBAR

The bottom line is that in 2016 the option will continue to be stark; it’s either the hegemony of the War Party – with the subtext of a Washington “willfully” condoned Salafi-jihadi “offer” to young, disaffected Muslims; or the vision of a full, prosperous trade/commerce/communication network for the whole of Eurasia. Ladies and gentlemen, place your bets.

Dec 30 16:13

UK government wants to send tech execs to jail for disclosing surveillance

Ministers are lobbying to make it a criminal offense for a tech company to inform a user that the UK government is spying on them. Many tech companies -- Twitter, Yahoo and Google, to name three -- have a policy of notifying users when it's suspected that a state-level actor is attempting to hack into their account.

Dec 30 15:49

Bank of Greece Sees Significant Reduction in Deposits this November

A significant reduction was noticed in business and household deposits in November.

Dec 30 15:25

How Iceland Escaped From The One Bank

Dec 30 12:21

Lavrov: Washington Is Opposed To The Establishment Of Europe's Own Military Forces

The Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in an exclusive interview to the TV channel "Zvezda" said that Russia has no plans to send troops to the territory of countries who are members of NATO. "I'm sure everyone understands that no tanks or Armed Forces of the Russian Federation will enter the territory of NATO members, none of this is even being considered", – said Lavrov. The head of the Russian Foreign Ministry commented on the attitude to Russia towards the Baltic States and Eastern Europe. According to him, the United States claimed that the Baltic and Eastern European countries will calm down only when they join the Alliance. However, Lavrov said, that did not happen. Lavrov said that new members of the Alliance began to use its membership for regular attacks on Russia. "Since becoming members of NATO, they behave quite differently: they use this membership to come on and attack us via their constant rhetoric.

Dec 30 12:06

Moldovan opposition leader slams pro-European policy

Moldova will face social upheaval next year against the corrupt rule of pro-European parties, supported by the United States and EU, leader of the opposition Party of Socialists of Moldova Igor Dodon who controls the largest faction of 24 deputies in the 101 seat local parliament, told TASS in an interview on Wednesday. "Moldova next year will face social upheaval the responsibility for which rests not with the opposition, which for the third month in a row has been staging peaceful protests demanding early elections and the transition to nationwide elections of the president. The main reason for it is the catastrophic situation in the economy, which was the result of incompetent and corrupt rule of pro-European parties," said Dodon, who until 2009 was deputy prime minister in charge of the economy.

Dec 30 10:31

All Eyes on Middle East and Balkans for Next US Combat Caper

The next major US military operation is likely to take place in the Middle East or the Balkans, according to an analysis published by the US magazine The National Interest.

The US is most likely to enter into a military operation in the Middle East or the Balkans, according to a study of its most recent military activities which was published in the US magazine The National Interest.

Author Daniel Sukman created a graphic to display the US' combat and peacekeeping operations over the last 35 years, from which he deduced the next most likely targets.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A short memo to the Obama administration: you have a citizenry which is stretched to the limit, financially; is very war-weary, and war skeptical; and does not want more wars, thank you very much.

And we have "a modest proposal" for fighting whatever the next military misadventure you folks might conjure up. Henceforward,only the sons and daughters of owners of major corporations which contribute to your campaigns, and which find wars profitable, shall be the only ones fighting, getting maimed for life, and dying in these wars.

After all, that would be more than fair, wouldn't it?!?

Dec 30 10:14

A United Eurasia From Minsk to Manila

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev built upon President Putin's earlier suggestion and formally proposed a grand multilateral economic partnership during his trip to China.

Russia has historically been known for thinking big, so what the Prime Minister proposed is totally in line with the country's political culture. While in the Chinese city of Zhengzhou to partake in the SCO Council of Heads of Government, Medvedev ambitiously stated that:

"Russia proposes starting consultations with the Eurasian Economic Union and Shanghai Cooperation Organization, including the counties joining the alliance, and with countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations on the creation of an economic partnership based on the principles of equality and mutual interests."

This suggestion corresponds to what President Putin said during his 3 December Address to the Federal Assembly, when he announced that:

Dec 30 09:59

The Confiscation of Bank Savings to “Save the Banks”: The Diabolical Bank “Bail-In” Proposal

In Cyprus, the entire payments system has been disrupted leading to the demise of the real economy.

Pensions and wages are no longer paid. Purchasing power has collapsed.

The population is impoverished.

Small and medium sized enterprises are spearheaded into bankruptcy.

Cyprus is a country with a population of one million.

What would happen if similar ‘hair cut” procedures were to be applied in the U.S. or the European Union?

Dec 30 09:41

Trucker rams through 'refugees' in France

Dec 30 09:30

Happy New Year — Bail-In Passed for Europe’s Banks

The mainstream media is not extensively reporting on the “experimental” bail-in that the EU imposed on Cyrus. The bail-in, that they swore would never be applied to Europe, will officially begin in January. This new power will be in the interest of taxpayers as they will no longer be forced to pay for failed banks that were created by the childish structure of the euro that was created by lawyers who never understood the economy. But wait a minute — aren’t taxpayers the people with deposits in banks? Hm. Moving to electronic money is also about preventing bank runs. The bottom-line here is that they will just take your money to save bankers.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It was ever thus!

Dec 30 09:27

The Fracturing of the European Union

It is 70 years since large parts of Europe lay in ruins. Great power aspirations, nationalism and fascism made the continent the focus of two world wars, which together claimed nearly 100 million victims. Now, these same tendencies are spreading once again.

Dec 30 08:52

Europe in 2015: Right-wing forces rise on back of worst refugee crisis since WWII

Recently, three in five EU citizens told pollsters that they do not approve of migrants coming from outside the continent. With more than 1 million arriving in 12 months, rising tension is finding outlets at the ballot box and on the street.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The globalist plan to blend all of humanity into a single clot of workers with no clear idea who they are has backfired big time!

Dec 30 08:49

Euthanasia for children nears approval by Belgian Parliament; doctors to mass-euthanize children and Alzheimer's patients

A proposed law on the verge of approval by the Belgium parliament would allow children to decide for themselves whether they should be euthanized ("killed") by medical personnel. Currently, Belgian law limits euthanasia to persons 18 and older, but with the rise of autistic children thanks to biopesticides, GMOs and vaccines, nations are increasingly trying to figure out what to do with all these children who have been permanently damaged by the medical and biotech industries.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Apparently these kids are so messed up by biopesticides, GMOs, and vaccines that even Planned Parenthood can't use them! :)

Dec 30 08:40

NATO TO DEFEND TURKEY, THE ROLE OF ITALY: ROME COULD PROVIDE MISSILE BATTERIES TO DEFEND ANKARA

NATO could take Italy missile batteries SAMP / T air space defense turkish. And 'what transpires from sources close to the Alliance.

After the withdrawal of the Patriot American and German from the cities of Gaziantep and Kahramanmaras, cover-to-air under NATO auspices is entrusted to missile batteries in Spain. Madrid, after a redeployment of eleven months, has decided to extend its involvement in the operation "Active Fence" until 31 December 2016. The Patriot PAC-2 Spanish (six pitchers for a total of 24 surface-to-air) are deployed in the vicinity of Adana, the fifth largest city in Turkey, and 63 miles from the border with Syria.

In the last hours, NATO is considering the involvement of Italy. Cooled track of ' Air Policing , the Italian government could be made ??a formal request to deploy some platform Samp / T . The surface-to-air short and medium-haul network should be integrated into Patriot already in service.

Dec 30 04:41

Turkey: A Criminal State, a NATO State

Let’s face it, Turkey is now a mafia state ruled by a criminal regime. It is also a NATO member state. Perhaps now the pernicious illusion of NATO as military alliance defending justice, human rights, and the rule of law can finally be put to rest. While the propagandists will continue the charade, Turkey has permanently exposed the US-NATO-GCC-Israel for the warmongers they are in Syria and around the world.

Dec 29 13:59

Serbia has reasons for concern, NATO is arming Croatia

Whether, on an economic exhausted Balkans two decades after the wars, the looming arms race? Croatian intention to acquire rocket launcher MLRS M270, a potential range of up to 300 kilometers, was announced in the local media the past autumn, encouraged Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina to think about the procurement of adequate weapons. Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic, yesterday, on this occasion, said that Serbia will have to respond to the arming of Croatian.

Dec 29 13:33

A Crisis Worse than ISIS? Bail-Ins Begin

While the mainstream media focus on ISIS extremists, a threat that has gone virtually unreported is that your life savings could be wiped out in a massive derivatives collapse. Bank bail-ins have begun in Europe, and the infrastructure is in place in the US. Poverty also kills.

Dec 29 12:29

The Only Hope to Save Britain?

Dec 29 08:54

‘Prominent shift in consciousness’: EU steps up terror security over winter holidays

Capital cities across Europe are stepping up security over the winter holidays – following warnings from Austrian police that possible attacks could take place.

Dec 29 06:25

Report: Major European cities warned of possible terror attack during holidays

“Friendly” intelligence agency provides ominous holiday terror warning to European police

Dec 29 04:36

Crimea recovering after decades in Ukraine's oblivion - Polish official

Ukrainian nationalists have some territorial claims against Poland, even if the Ukrainian state does not announce it officially. We should not forget that the supporters of pro-Nazi Bandera killed thousands of Poles in 1943-44. So, under the new nationalist leadership Ukraine becomes a potential enemy of Poland. We should probably be grateful to the Russian president Putin for the fact that Ukraine keeps most of its troops in its eastern borderlands, and not on the border with Poland. There are some Polish politicians who hate Russia even more than they love Poland. I don't belong to their group. I love Poland before anything else. "Do you share the view of some European experts that the government controlled by the Polish nationalists from PiS will be dangerous for Poland?" I would not really give the name of the Polish nationalists to all of these people from PiS or from the Civic Platform. PiS is rather pro-American, while PO was more, like, pro-German.

Dec 28 11:56

German lawmakers irked by NATO plane deployment

A NATO force of reconnaissance planes that includes German personnel will be sent to help Turkey police its border, drawing ire from politicians in Germany who said on Sunday they were not consulted.

"The government must immediately inform parliament of the details of this deployment, in particular what missions will be assigned to these planes and the destination of any data they collect," Tobias Lindner, the green party's head of defence matters, demanded in German daily Bild.

Though the mission involves sending German troops abroad, the government said it has no plans to consult the Bundestag, Germany's lower house of parliament.

The defence ministry noted the deployment was aimed at carrying out airspace surveillance and not armed operations.

NATO plans a temporary transfer of AWAC aircraft from the west German base in Geilenkirchen to the Konya base in central Turkey, Germany's defence ministry wrote in a December 18 letter revealed Sunday.

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German NATO elements are being pre-positioned in Turkey, but the question is, what is the "real reason" they are being deployed now, and how many will be deployed?!? The AWACs are command and control platforms.

And were I a member of the Bundestag, I would also be royally ticked off that the government didn't believe this deployment wasn't worth informing me - and us - about.

So far, Turkey's US and NATO-enabled Edrogan has been perfectly content in playing the picador against Putin, including shooting down a Russian bomber; so what is the next step here?!?!

I think this is more worrisome than it might appear to be, in terms of looking at NATO's long game against Russia, and trying to provoke Putin into doing something stupid (or creating a false flag to be blamed on Putin), to provoke a military confrontation against it.

Dec 28 10:56

Guns And Ammo To Comfort The Syrian Migrants?!

WHAT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE FURNITURE TO GIVE COMFORT TO SYRIAN REFUGEES TURNED OUT TO BE A SHIPMENT OF GUNS AND AMMUNITION HIDDEN IN THE FURNITURE

THIS ‘FURNITURE SHIPMENT’ WAS SUPPOSED TO GO TO THE REFUGEE CAMPS IN GREECE TO MAKE THEIR LIVES MORE BEARABLE AND EASE THEIR HARDSHIPS.

52 TONS OF GUNS AND AMMUNITION IN BIG 40 FOOT DOUBLE CONTAINERS FOLLOWED THE ‘MIGRANTS’ TO EUROPE, PRETENDING TO BE FURNITURE BUT WAS DISCOVERED BY THE GREEK BORDER SECURITIES IN 14 CONTAINERS.

IF THIS DOESN’T CONVINCE YOU THAT THIS ‘SYRIAN MIGRATION’ IS NOTHING LESS THAN AN ARMED INVASION, THEN NOTHING WILL. WONDER NO MORE WHY ALL THOSE YOUNG (SOLDIER LOOKING) MEN WITH SUCH VIRILITY TOOK ON THE TASK OF (WALKING?) ALL THOSE MILES.

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UPDATE: This may be a repeat of a similar incident that happened last September.

Dec 28 10:14

Hillary Clinton Touts Overthrow of Gadhafi, but Doesn’t Mention That Clinton Foundation Donors Did Big Business in Tyrant’s Libya

On Saturday, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton again justified the 2011 U.S. policy of regime change in Libya, citing, at least in part, the fact that dictator Moammar Gadhafi had killed Americans.

“We have to continue to do what is necessary when someone like Gadhafi, a despot with American blood on his hands, is overturned,” Clinton said during the weekend’s Democratic presidential debate in Manchester, New Hampshire. “But I’ll tell you what would have happened if we had not joined with our European partners and our Arab partners to assist the people in Libya, you would be looking at Syria.”

But early in the administration, Clinton had championed an allegiance with the Libyan regime under Gadhafi, during a time when some of the major U.S. corporations doing business in Libya were also donating heavy sums to the Clinton Foundation.

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Do not for a moment imagine that this "pay to play" mentality will suddenly leave her consciousness, if she is able to win (or steal) the election; it will simply continue, unabated. For her and Bill Clinton, inhabiting the White House is simply another way to make millions of dollars through her foundation, and the public be damned.

And this is why we have to bring her past behaviour to the unblinking gaze of documented fact, because, if in fact, past is prologue to the future, we can expect massive international interventionism from a second Clinton presidency.

And has anyone out there had the "male attributes" to ask her if the current post-Ghadaffi situation in Libya, which has been rife with civil war since 2011; whose leadership has been badly factionalised and has just this month created a basis for a national unity government, was the outcome she desired when she green-lit Ghadaffi's assassination?!?

And what about the reality that Libya has become a
second home to ISIS?!?

Because if all I have stated here were not the outcomes Clinton desired as Secretary of State, and were simply "unintended consequences" of her policies here, please consider Libya a thoroughly terrifying, but very real, "prequel" to what a Clinton presidency will look like.

Dec 28 08:13

Revealed: How EU chiefs will be able to spend unlimited amounts on pro-Brussels propaganda in run-up to referendum

The European Commission is set to launch a prolonged 'information' campaign in the lead up to the referendum in a bid to persuade voters to keep Britain in the EU.

Voters are expected to receive endless pro-Europe propaganda ahead of the all-important vote on whether Britain should remain in the EU.

Due to the European Commission being based overseas, it is not forced to adhere to the strict British election rules on the amount of leaflets and posters produced for their pro-EU campaign.

Campaigners for Vote Leave have raised concerns that they face an uphill battle against the greater finances of the pro-Europe campaign.

Dec 28 07:33

BEX Alert!!! - "Check Out AntiséMitox – A Cure for Antisemitism"

“Antisémitox will finally heal your anti-Semitism,” is the new campaign buzz of the European Jewish organization (OJE ) in the fight against anti-Semitism, Le Journal du Buzz reports.

Inside the box of Antisémitox you’ll find three honey candies, detox patches, and the text stating the legal penalties against people expressing anti-Semitism in public.

On the back of the box you’ll find an indication of everything the new drug can cure: Insults, swearing, aggression, delusions, revisionism, insulting gestures (quenelles — the Nazi-like salute popularized by an anti-Semitic French comedian), and “fièvre du vendredi soir” (Friday night fever).

The new “drug” can be purchased online for 5 euros ($6.11).

Dec 28 03:46

The Cashless Society Cometh: European Nations Such As Sweden And Denmark Are ‘Eradicating Cash’

Did you know that 95 percent of all retail sales in Sweden are cashless? And did you know that the government of Denmark has a stated goal of “eradicating cash” by the year 2030?

Dec 27 20:23

In Sweden, a Cash-Free Future Nears

Dec 27 17:37

Bush cancels Europe trip amid calls for his arrest

Dec 26 - A planned trip by Bush to speak at the Switzerland-based United Israel Appeal later this week has been canceled after several human rights groups called for Swiss authorities to arrest Bush and investigate him for authorizing torture. Bush has traveled widely since leaving office, but not to Europe, where there is a strong tradition of international prosecutions.

Anywhere in the world that he travels, President Bush could face investigation and potential prosecution for his responsibility for torture and other crimes in international law, particularly in any of the 147 countries that are party to the UN Convention against Torture.

“As the US authorities have, so far, failed to bring President Bush to justice, the international community must step in,” said Salil Shetty.

Dec 27 12:35

Guns And Ammo To Comfort The Syrian Migrants?!

WHAT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE FURNITURE TO GIVE COMFORT TO SYRIAN REFUGEES TURNED OUT TO BE A SHIPMENT OF GUNS AND AMMUNITION HIDDEN IN THE FURNITURE

THIS ‘FURNITURE SHIPMENT’ WAS SUPPOSED TO GO TO THE REFUGEE CAMPS IN GREECE TO MAKE THEIR LIVES MORE BEARABLE AND EASE THEIR HARDSHIPS.

52 TONS OF GUNS AND AMMUNITION IN BIG 40 FOOT DOUBLE CONTAINERS FOLLOWED THE ‘MIGRANTS’ TO EUROPE, PRETENDING TO BE FURNITURE BUT WAS DISCOVERED BY THE GREEK BORDER SECURITIES IN 14 CONTAINERS.

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Using the illegal immigrants and migrants to start a civil war?

Dec 27 10:37

The Assault on Gender and the Family: Jewish Sexology and the Legacy of the Frankfurt School, Part One

Volkmar Sigusch (1940- ) may not be a familiar name to readers, but for those concerned about the modern assault on traditional attitudes to gender and sexuality it should be. You might have encountered the term ‘cisgender,’ a Sigusch creation that is rapidly gaining traction in common speech. For those unfamiliar with it, it has come to replace “normal” and even the more deviant-friendly term ‘heterosexual.’ Specifically, the term refers to those “who feel there is a match between their assigned sex and the gender they feel themselves to be. You are cisgender if your birth certificate says you’re male and you identify yourself as a man.” The goal behind inventing such a bizarre and convoluted label for that which is natural and healthy is, of course, to further dilute the identity of the present and coming generations, and convince us all that there is no “normal,” only different positions within an ever more colorful spectrum.

Dec 27 10:09

Czech president: migrants should be fighting Isis, not ‘invading’ Europe

Milos Zeman says children, the old and sick deserve compassion but young single men fleeing Middle East should stay behind and take up arms

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And get slaughtered by the Americans?!?

Dec 26 15:33

UK activists’ clarion call to civil societies around the world: ‘Expel Israel from the United Nations’

“In Gaza, 95,000 Palestinians remain homeless following the last conflict [the 2014 Israeli blitzkrieg ‘Protective Edge’ and ongoing 8-year blockade], forcing many to face the winter cold in tents, shipping containers, or among the ruins of their former houses.”

Dec 26 14:07

“Expel Israel from the UN”

Stuart Littlewood explains, with reference to Israel’s ongoing violations of international law and the principles of the United Nations, why it is past time for the Palestine Solidarity Campaign to embrace a draft resolution calling for Israel’s expulsion from the UN.

Dec 26 08:46

Switzerland to hold referendum on banning private banks from creating money

A radical initiative to strip private banks of their power to “create money” and make it exclusively a central bank privilege has gathered enough support for the Swiss government to announce a referendum on the issue. A vote in favor may result in a return to 100 percent reserve banking.

Dec 24 10:58

Source: Hundreds of ISIS Jihadists already in Europe preparing Paris-style attacks

Hundreds of ISIS jihadists have already slipped into Europe and are preparing Paris-style attacks, with hundreds more on the way, according to a source that spoke to Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet.

Dec 24 10:12

Spain May Need Second Election After Anti-Austerity Party Scores Big At Ballot Box

“Today sees the start of a new political era,” Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias told supporters gathered in Madrid after Sunday’s largely inconclusive elections in Spain. “The forces of change are making a historic advance.”

Iglesias is certainly correct that things have changed. Spain’s three-decade old political duopoly was toppled over the weekend with PP and PSOE garnering their lowest combined share of the vote since the eighties.

Dec 24 10:10

EU Places The Interests Of Jews Ahead Of Europeans

In an astoundingly revealing article published by The Times of Israel, it was recently reported that the European Union is acceding to Israel’s demands that it redefine and clarify the specific meaning of “anti-Semitism,” i.e., making basic, factual observations about Jews, the Jewish state of Israel, Jewish criminality and treachery, the Jewish agenda to undermine, pervert, and destroy traditional Western civilization, Jewish supremacy and control over critical aspects of (formerly) White nations, etc., “in a bid to better fight the phenomenon,” according to the article.

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"To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize." -- Voltaire

Dec 24 06:41

Montenegro Officially Invited to Join NATO - Gov't Statement

NATO issued a formal membership to Montenegro in early December. The decision triggered protests in the capital, gathering some 5,000 opponents.
The European Union and Montenegro opened negotiations on Monday on another two chapters on the country’s accession into the bloc.
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Montenegro Opens Two More Negotiating Chapters for EU Accession
"According to the procedure, the extending of the invitation letter will be followed by the opening of accession negotiations which will last several months. Following their completion, NATO member states are expected to sign a protocol on the accession of Montenegro to NATO and begin the process of ratification. The protocol will enable Montenegro to take part in most NATO meetings," the statement reads.

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More encirclement of Russia, I see, with which the Putin government is not likely to be very happy.

Dec 23 16:32

Europe’s Deadly Mistake

Dec 23 15:20

Greece gets one billion euros in third bailout

Greece’s international creditors this week handed over a payment of one billion euros under the terms of its third bailout programme after Athens met their demands for further tough economic reforms.

Dec 23 09:41

Brussels bonus bonanza: EU bureaucrats pocketing a backdated pay rise worth £74MILLION today – including £2,700 for President Juncker

Brussels bureaucrats will today pocket thousands of euros in generous Christmas bonuses despite their shambolic handling of the migrant crisis.

In the face of the tightening of belts across continent, the European Union is to reward its civil servants with a bumper 2.4 per cent pay rise next year costing nearly 100million euros (£74million), it can be revealed.

The inflation-busting increase will be backdated six months to July meaning staff will get an extra treat in their pay packets today.

Dec 23 09:36

Has EU referendum been rigged already? 'In' camp allowed to outspend 'Out' campaigners by 50 per cent while PM is set to send 'pro-European' dossier to every family in UK

Campaigners for Britain to leave the EU could be outspent by their opponents by £6million, it emerged last night.

Rules signed off by David Cameron mean the ‘Out’ campaign will be able to spend no more than £11million in the critical final weeks of the campaign, while those pushing for Britain to stay in the EU will be allowed to spend £17million – 50 per cent more.

Eurosceptics said last night that the spending limits provided further evidence that the referendum rules are ‘stacked in favour’ of the Government, which is expected to campaign to keep Britain in.

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