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May 15 15:12

Ex-MI5 Chief Becomes Latest Doom-Monger To Warn Of Brexit Risk

Project Fear has returned with a vengeance in the Brexit debate, with Britain’s former MI5 chief warning the country would be “significantly less safe” if it left the EU.

Dame Eliza Manningham-Buller, who was director general of domestic spy agency MI5 during the height of the ‘war on terror,’ said Britain must stay in the bloc in order to combat Islamic extremism.

May 15 13:08

London's Ex-Mayor Likens EU To Hitler In Bid To Create Superstate

The former mayor of London and a leading British figure in the campaign for the UK to leave the European Union has accused the EU of behaving like Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler by trying to create a superstate.

May 15 12:15

Drug Mule Melissa Reid Set For Release From Peru Prison, But 100s Of Europeans Remain Locked Up

The plight of British drug mule Melissa Reid, set to be released from prison in Peru to serve the remainder of her sentence in the UK, has overshadowed the hundreds of Europeans serving time in the South American country.

May 15 08:58

Boris Johnson: The EU wants a superstate, just as Hitler did

The European Union is pursuing a similar goal to Hitler in trying to create a powerful superstate, Boris Johnson says.

In a dramatic interview with the Telegraph, he warns that while bureaucrats in Brussels are using “different methods” from the Nazi dictator, they share the aim of unifying Europe under one “authority”.

But the EU’s “disastrous” failures have fuelled tensions between member states and allowed Germany to grow in power, “take over” the Italian economy and “destroy” Greece, he warns.

Napoleon, Hitler, various people tried this out, and it ends tragically. The EU is an attempt to do this by different methods.

Mr Johnson invokes Winston Churchill’s war-time defiance, urging the British people to be “the heroes of Europe” again, set the country free and save the EU from itself by voting to leave in the referendum next month.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The man is absolutely correct in his assessment; this is why we are looking at a potential brexit, frexit, and grexit.

May 15 08:41

NATO: The Aging Tiger Shows Its Teeth

The first weeks of May are marked by a sharp rise in NATO activity in the Baltics and Eastern Europe, with military drills codenamed “Spring Storm” and “Platinum Lion 16-3” being followed by US fighters flying dangerously close to Russian borders and ABM system deployment in Eastern Europe.

May 15 08:07

Major pro-EU campaign donor holds big stake in firm behind Israel’s segregation wall

A major donor to the campaign for Britain to remain in the EU is also a significant shareholder in a company that provides technology for Israel’s illegal segregation barrier in the West Bank.

Business tycoon Nathan Kirsh, who has a net worth of £4.4 billion ($6.3 billion), donated £500,000 to Britain Stronger in Europe, making him the campaign’s third largest contributor.

May 15 07:14

KREMLIN FURIOUS AS U.S. TANKS BEGIN MASSIVE WAR GAME NEAR RUSSIAN BORDER

May 13 13:10

Obama warns Russia against military build-up in N Europe

US President Barack Obama has warned Russia against its “aggressive” military build-up in northern Europe.

Obama made the remarks on Friday after meeting with Nordic leaders from Iceland, Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Denmark at the White House.

"We are united in our concern about Russia's growing aggressive military presence and posture in the Baltic-Nordic region,” he said.

Earlier, Obama said the US and Nordic countries agreed on the need for a peaceful European order.

"We believe that our citizens have the right to live in freedom and security, free from terrorism, and a Europe where smaller nations are not bullied by larger nations,” he said.

However, Obama said Washington would be prepared to counter any perceived Russian aggression.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

OK, it is official: President Obama has officially lost his reality licence.

WHAT Russian "military aggression" is this man talking about; has he gone barking mad, with the massive NATO buildup on Russia's borders, and the massive exercises being done in Eastern Europe?!?

May 13 12:01

Spring Exacerbation: NATO Drills on Russia’s Borders a Preparation for War?

It seems that almost every other day NATO begins a new military drill somewhere around the world, and almost half of them are on Russia’s borders. The Alliance has used the Ukrainian crisis to build up its military presence in Russia’s immediate proximity, and Russian military call it as they see it: NATO is getting ready for war.

NATO has just kicked off its Exercise Noble Partner 2016 at Georgia’s Vaziani Training Area, which will last until May 26.

There are two more simultaneous military exercises on the territories of the former USSR republic going on right now.

The 6,000-strong Spring Storm in Estonia, which will last until May 19 includes Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, the United States, the United Kingdom and Germany having sent company-sized units to take part in the exercise.

A Canadian team of specialists and Finnish staff officers are also taking part.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is pretty darned obvious; NATO is making preparations for war.

Unfortunately, this is not a question of if, but when; you don't pre-position such massive resources of equipment and personnel if you don't intend to use it.

May 13 11:06

EVIDENCE APPEARED THAT SOROS funded protests in Republic o Serbska

On social networks in the Republic of Serbska can be found information about who and how financed opposition in the Serbian Republic, which calls for protests in Banja Luka and the coup.

Open Society Fund of George Soros, who was recently banned in the Russian Federation, as a direct interference in the internal political affairs, is the main financier of the opposition leaders in the Republic of Serbska.

The list Soros scholarship recipients are: Slavko Vu?urevi?, mayor of Trebinje, Darko Babalj, SDS deputy in the Parliamentary Assembly of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mladen Bosic, SDS deputy, mayor of Doboj, Obren Petrovic, Dragan Cavic, the leader of the opposition NDP.
The data clearly indicate that the issue of national interest, on the Republic of Serbska salaries in dollars, and that the operation of the Soros Foundation has always been directed at the propaganda against the Serbian people, destabilizing the Balkans and fragmentation of Serbian territory.

May 13 10:57

'Get a job!' Danish minister lashes out at Muslim youths accused of harassing bar owners

When a Danish minister was called a "Nazi" and a "fascist" on the streets of a mainly-Muslim area of Copenhagen, she had a quick response for her fiercest critics: "get a job" and "behave" instead of harassing local business owners.

May 13 10:51

No apology, no rebate! Chelsea Clinton's contemptuous husband Marc Mezvinsky has ‘nothing to say’ to his investors (some Hillary contributors) despite losing 90 percent of their millions

Chelsea Clinton's hedge fund boss husband has refused to apologize to investors - despite losing nearly $25 million in a calamitous gamble on the Greek economy.

Marc Mezvinsky, 38, persuaded clients to pour cash into the struggling European country in the hope it would bounce back and deliver massive profits. But after buying up government debt and bank stock, the dramatic upturn he and his partners predicted failed to materialize and the fund's value plunged by an estimated 90 percent.

Mezvinsky and former Goldman Sachs colleagues Bennett Grau and Mark Mallon are reported to have finally pulled the plug on the failed investment last month.

May 13 09:20

Sex Tourism Boom Causes Child Exploitation To Spread Across Europe, Asia – UK Charity

Moldova, Portugal, Laos and Vietnam are all seeing a child sex tourism boom, according to a UK-based anti-trafficking charity.

End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography and Trafficking of Children for Sexual Purposes (ECPAT) UK released a new report on Thursday which details a spike in sex tourism.

May 13 08:59

EU To Start Logging Migrants’ Faces As One In Ten Go Underground

Invaders are disappearing in Europe at such a rate the European Commission is wanting to splash £24million of taxpayer cash on facial recognition technology to try and keep track.

May 13 07:30

Scaremongering: Leaving EU could lead to recession in UK: Bank of England

The Bank of England has issued an unprecedented warning over next month’s EU referendum, saying that Britain could fall into recession in the aftermath of a vote to withdraw from the European Union.

May 12 16:04

Devastating MORI poll shows Europe's peoples share British rage over EU

The MORI poll shows that 58pc of the French also want their own referendum, and 41pc say they would vote to leave. Swexit sentiment in Sweden is running at 39pc.

But what most surprised me is that half of those surveyed in countries making up 80pc of the EU population think that Brexit would set off a domino effect, and that it would do more damage to the European Union than to Britain itself.

Specifically, 51pc said Brexit would have a negative impact on the EU economy, compared to just 36pc who thought it would be bad for Britain’s economy. This really is an upset.

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A majority in Italy, Poland, the US, India, and South Africa actually thought the British economy would fare better once it broke free from the EU. This too is a shocker.

May 12 13:33

BRILLIANT RANT: Here's The Truth About The TTIP

British Reporter Goes On Epic Rant About The TTIP

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May 12 12:55

Nigel Farage Tells The EU: 'The United States Of Europe Is Dying'

Nigel bellows at fellow members of the EU Parliament.

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May 12 12:17

MUSLIMS rapidly TAKING OVER Spain

May 12 11:40

Watch Obama's ARROGANCE As He Threatens On BREXIT

Why does he think it's okay to directly threaten British voters...

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May 12 10:29

Johnson Accused Of Being 'Putin Apologist'

Former London Mayor Boris Johnson says EU foreign policy is to blame for inflaming tensions in Ukraine, rather than keeping peace.

May 12 10:10

With Open Gates: The forced collective Suicide of European Nations

May 12 09:57

US missile system in Romania poses threat to Russia: Kremlin

A senior Russian official has said the activation of a US missile system in Romania would constitute a threat to Russia's national security.

"Without doubt, the deployment of the PRO system really is a threat to the security of the Russian Federation," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Thursday of the US missile system in Deveselu in southern Romania:

He added: "Measures are being taken to ensure the necessary level of security for Russia. The president himself (Vladimir Putin), let me remind you, has repeatedly asked who the system will work against?"
The remarks came as the United States switched on an $800 million missile system in Romania earlier in the day.

The US commander in Europe and Africa, Mark Ferguson, at an inauguration ceremony alongside NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg, said that the missile system will help defend NATO members against the threat of short and medium-range ballistic missiles.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US has just escalated the arms race, with this installation, and big-time.

This will force Russia to respond in kind, but most probably asymmetrically.

May 12 09:44

Crumbs! EU to launch kettle and toaster crackdown after referendum

ENJOYING a cup of tea and a slice of toast for breakfast could become a lot tougher as the European Union is aiming to ban high-powered appliances such as toasters and kettles.

EU officials admit the plan has brought them ridicule and UKIP Scotland’s David Coburn has attacked them for supposedly ruining his breakfast.

The idea was thought to have been shelved at the end of February over fears it will drive the UK towards Brexit, but instead it has just been pushed back until after the referendum on June 23.

May 12 09:36

Trump Supports Brexit, Says UK 'Better Off Without' EU

Britain would be “better off without” the European Union (EU), says Donald Trump, the presumptive US Republican presidential nominee.

The billionaire businessman told Fox News that he was not making a “recommendation” but his “feeling” was that the UK should vote to sever ties with the EU.

May 12 09:09

European Missile Shield: The US Has Just Restarted the Nuclear Arms Race

First agreed by the U.S. government 2007 and then canceled and relaunched by the newly-elected U.S. President Barack Obama in 2009, the missile defense shield's stated aim is to protect North America and Europe from so-called rogue states such as Iran and North Korea. That is part of a U.S. strategy that includes missile interceptors in California and Alaska.

To be sure the Kremlin was not content with this explanation, which is a clear defection from the carefully established Game Theory equilibrium in the aftermath of the nuclear arms race, and one which potentially removes a Russian first strike threat, thereby pressuring Russia.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

To recapitulate, there was no Russian "adventure" in Crimea, and the folks at Zero Hedge, for whom I generally have great respect, should know better.

When the existing, duly elected President of Ukraine was over thrown in a NATO/US/IMF- generated "putsch", and Poroshenko was installed as Ukraine's President, Crimea understood that it had no legitimate representation in Kiev.

And for the US government complicity in this coup, you have to look no further than this youtube video, published on 9 February, 2014, in which Undersecretary of State for Europe and Eurasia, Victoria Nuland, admits that the US spent 5 billion dollars to subvert Ukraine:

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So Crimea decided to hold a referendum, asking the Crimean people if they would like to petition the Russian Federation to accept it as a member; in a free and fair election, that was precisely what the Crimean people did, and Russia then accepted their request.

Russia did absolutely nothing wrong here whatsoever; those culpable for the coup are the US government; the IMF; and NATO.

Had this not happened, Crimea would most probably have been content to stay in Ukraine.

May 12 07:59

ALARMING: In the Republic Serbska(Bosnia and Hertzegovina) is being prepared a new war!

The Prime Minister explained that the information received from intelligence circles and invited all political actors in RS for peace, because we must not allow to be shed anyone's blood.

It is possible that the riots occur on 14 May during political gatherings in Banja Luka warned Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic yesterday, referring to data from intelligence circles, and urged all political actors in the Republic Serbska for peace.
He warned that time may have been brought into question the survival of RS, and Serbia may be brought in "very difficult situation".

Connoisseurs of political circumstances warn that the turmoil in RS could spread to Serbia, but in the best case provoke tensions.

May 12 07:46

EU to sanction Spain & Portugal over lack of economic reforms – report

The European Commission will reportedly start sanctions procedures against Spain and Portugal for the first time, Euractiv says. The site has learned that the countries are being accused of not making “sufficient effort” to cut their deficits.

May 12 06:50

Molotov cocktails & teargas: Anti-labor reform protesters clash with police in Paris

Police have deployed tear gas against anti-labor reform protesters in Paris in response to demonstrators throwing Molotov cocktails and firecrackers.

The demonstration against highly-unpopular labor reform has gathered in Place Denfert-Rochereau in the center of Paris.

May 11 15:02

British Tea & Toast Under Threat From Impending EU Kettle, Toaster Ban

The EU looks set to ban certain high-powered kettles and toasters shortly after June’s referendum in a move that has been described as an “assault” on the staple British breakfast of tea and toast.

May 11 13:56

US activating missiles in Europe despite Russia warning

The United States is about to activate its missile systems across Europe, despite Russia’s warnings against a systematically increasing US-led arms deployment near its borders.

Almost after a decade of pledging to protect members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Washington will on Thursday activate a web of missile systems it has deployed across Europe over the years.

American and NATO officials are slated to declare operational the so-called shield at a remote air base in Deveselu, Romania.

“We now have the capability to protect NATO in Europe," said Robert Bell, a NATO-based envoy of US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter.

May 11 12:40

US Would 'Hate' Britain To Leave EU, Kerry Says

US Secretary of State John Kerry has said Britain’s membership of the European Union magnifies its role on the global stage, adding that the United States would “hate” for the UK to leave the bloc.

May 11 12:26

More Scaremongering: Brexit would boost West’s enemies, say former US & NATO defense chiefs

Former NATO and US defense chiefs have joined the chorus urging Britain not to leave the EU, saying its exit would “give succor” to the West’s enemies.

The warnings come as the campaigns for and against a Brexit heat up ahead of the referendum on June 23.

May 11 10:55

Stop The Sale Of Torture Weapons In Europe – Amnesty

Europe must stop advertising, displaying and selling potential tools of torture, such as spiked shields, weighted leg restraints and thumbcuffs, Amnesty International has said in a new report.

May 11 09:30

Press TV Interview: Anti-TTIP Protests Rock Rome

May 11 09:29

Union Leader Enrico Tortolano "The EU Has Plunged Tens Of Millions Into Abject Poverty. Vote Leave!"

May 11 09:29

Boris Johnson brands PM 'totally demented' for saying Brexit could start World War Three

BORIS Johnson today said David Cameron was “totally demented” for suggesting Brexit could lead to World War Three.

Ramping up the war of words in the EU debate, the former Mayor of London accused the PM of scaremongering by suggesting leaving the European Union would plunge the continent into war.

The Vote Leave figurehead also mocked the PM for his apparent change of heart, having previously threatened to campaign to leave the EU.

May 11 05:50

Hillary Clinton Son-In-Law's Hedge Fund Shuts Down Greek Fund After 90% Loss

Despite having Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein as an investor and being Bill and Hillary Clinton's son-in-law, Marc Mezvinsky (and two former colleagues from Goldman Sachs who manage Eaglevale Partners hedge fund) told investors in a letter last February they had been "incorrect" on Greece, generating staggering losses for the firm’s main Eaglevale Hellenic Opportunity, a/k/a the "Greek recovery" fund during most of its life. By 'incorrect' the Clinton heir apparent meant the $25 million Eaglevale Greek fund had lost a stunning 48% in 2014.

May 10 17:16

Pure scaremongering: World Could Descend Into War If UK Leaves EU: PM

Britain’s possible exit from the European Union (EU) will increase the risk of another world war, Prime Minister David Cameron will warn in a speech later on Monday, leaving no stone unturned in opposing the so-called Brexit.

May 10 15:19

UK Prime Minister Invokes Militarism And War To Argue For EU Membership

In a speech pledging to ensure “peace”, Prime Minister David Cameron’s argument for Britain remaining in the European Union (EU) was all about preparing for war.

Speaking at the British Museum Monday, the Conservative Party leader set out what he described as a “big, bold patriotic case” for voters supporting continued UK membership of the EU in the June 23 referendum. While claiming to “respect” their views, he made a bellicose attack on supporters of a Brexit (British exit)—especially those within his own party—for endangering not only Britain’s “national interest” but the future of NATO and the security of the West.

May 10 14:01

The Ugly Truth Behind The Greek Bailout

Christine Lagarde, the Queen of Troika and the Head Honcho of the IMF, on May 6th, threatened to pull the IMF out of the Greek rescue plan, with a straight face, calling it a “rescue plan.” Oh, please!

Yet, it is extremely doubtful the IMF would ever entirely pull out since the plan really bails out its own constituency of banks at an unfathomable expense to the Greek people.

May 10 11:08

Cops Charge Scottish Man With Hate Crime for Training His Girlfriend’s Pug to Do a Nazi Salute As a Joke

This really happened.

In what was supposed to be a joke aimed at his girlfriend, a 28-year-old Scottish man trained her pug to do a Nazi salute and has been charged with a hate crime for it after posting the resulting “offensive material” online (aka: improper use of electronic communications under the Communications Act 2003).

May 10 10:16

The Ugly Truth Behind The Greek Bailout

Christine Lagarde, the Queen of Troika and the Head Honcho of the IMF, on May 6th, threatened to pull the IMF out of the Greek rescue plan, with a straight face, calling it a “rescue plan.” Oh, please!

Yet, it is extremely doubtful the IMF would ever entirely pull out since the plan really bails out its own constituency of banks at an unfathomable expense to the Greek people.

May 10 09:38

Cam's in her hans: Germany SABOTAGED David Cameron's EU renegotiation and he let them, IDS sensationally claims

GERMANY was secretly in control of David Cameron’s EU renegotiation throughout - and talked him out of asking for a key immigration block, Iain Duncan-Smith today claims.

The former Work and Pensions Secretary breaks ranks to sensationally lift the lid on the Cabinet’s bid to redraw Britain’s membership.

He insists that at the last minute, the PM allowed Angela Merkel to sabotage his promised ‘red line’ demand for an emergency brake to halt new arrivals.

May 10 09:21

BEX ALERT - NATO's five former chiefs warn Brexit to enfeeble NATO

Britain's withdrawal from the EU will weaken NATO and will play into the hands of the West's foes, five former Secretaries-General of the North-Atlantic pact Lord Carrington, Javier Solana, Lord Robertson, Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, and Anders Fogh Rasmussen said in a letter released by the office of the British Prime Minister, SkyNews said.

May 10 09:20

We'll put up cost of your loan if UK quits EU, banks tell firms: Goldman Sachs and Deutsche Bank among city giants planning to introduce 'flexit' clauses  

Foreign banks are threatening firms trying to borrow money with higher repayments if Britain quits the EU.

Lenders are preparing to introduce controversial ‘flexit’ clauses in company documents, enabling them to raise the cost of a loan in the event of Brexit.

Wall Street’s Goldman Sachs and Germany’s biggest lender Deutsche Bank are among a number of City giants reported to have broached clients about the move.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Now they have sunk to economic extortion to keep the British people enslaved to the ECB!

May 10 07:48

Brexit support grows as businesses tire of scaremongering

Scaremongering by pro-EU campaigners ahead of next month’s referendum has triggered a surge in support for Brexit among businesses, a new survey shows.

The share of business leaders who said they would vote to stay inside the bloc fell to 54.1pc in April, compared with 60pc in February, according to the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC).

In the BCC’s final EU survey before the June 23 vote, the proportion of companies that said they would vote to leave climbed to 37pc, from 30pc three months ago. A tenth remain undecided.

May 09 19:40

EU referendum: Germany had renegotiation veto, IDS says

Germany had a "de facto veto" over David Cameron's EU renegotiations, ex-minister Iain Duncan Smith has said.

He told the Sun the PM ditched plans in 2014 to demand an emergency brake on migration after Germany objected.

Downing Street said curbs it negotiated on in-work benefits for EU migrants were a "more effective" way forward.

May 09 14:43

Brexit Would Make UK Safer

Michael Gove last night set out urgent security and border improvements that could be made if Britain votes to quit the EU.

The Justice Secretary said that in the event of Brexit, the Prime Minister would have to enact new laws ‘instantly’ to stop the influence of ‘rogue’ European courts and allow the immediate deportation of terrorists.

May 09 13:46

Globalists Threaten Voters with World War if Britain Exits Eurozone

In a recent speech, Prime Minister David Cameron claimed that if Britain leaves the Eurozone, it could cause World War Three to break out across the continent. “Can we be so sure peace and stability on our continent are assured beyond any shadow of doubt? Is that a risk worth taking?” he said. “I would never be so rash to make that assumption.”

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May 09 11:44

US Ambassador to Hungary: Overthrow Assad, Let in Refugees, and Fight Russia… or Else!

If anyone wants a short course on what’s wrong with US diplomacy look no further than US Ambassador to Hungary Coleen Bell’s speech Friday to the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Hungarian Parliament. In typical diplo-speak there was plenty of flowery language about shared values, fish swimming together in the same water (?), sappy poetics like “together, out of that winter, we would force the spring,” and talk of together being “part of the world’s greatest military and political alliance.”

But make no mistake: Inside Ambassador Bell’s velvet glove is an iron fist, poised to strike should Washington’s annoyingly independent-minded Fidesz-led government step out of line on the big issues. And by “big” issues it should be understood that the US means the issues it considers in the interests of its own foreign policy, not those in Hungary’s interest.

Message to Hungary: do as we say or you will be sorry.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I love it; this gal was a TV soap producer who "earned" her ambassadorship not by her education, previous employment, research, or knowledge about Hungary, but because she was a top Obama fundraiser!

If I were a US State Department official who had done the work, worked my way up the ranks, had a clue about international relations, and saw this woman get this job with other qualifications than to have been a top Obama fund raiser who could lie for her country with impunity, I would resign in abject disgust.

For the last couple of administrations, both Democratic and Republican, real qualifications for such a job mean absolutely nothing.

May 09 11:28

'Brexit' could trigger World War Three, warns David Cameron

David Cameron has pleaded for Britain to stay in the EU to help prevent the Continent being ripped apart by another conflict.

Mr Cameron today highlighted the UK’s role in bringing peace to Europe as he hit the referendum campaign trail - just hours before a rival speech by rival Tory MP Boris Johnson.

Introduced by Labour ex-Foreign Secretary David Miliband at the British Museum in London, he said: "Can we be so sure peace and stability on our continent are assured beyond any shadow of doubt? Is that a risk worth taking?

"I would never be so rash to make that assumption."

But he was attacked hours later by Brexit-backing Mr Johnson, who said: "People should think very hard before they make these kinds of warnings.

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May 09 11:19

NETHERLANDS: BULK INTERCEPTION OF INNOCENT CITIZENS’ COMMUNICATIONS TO BE GRANTED BY MINISTER OF THE INTERIOR - DRAGNET SURVEILLANCE BILL LEAKED

At the end of April, an updated draft for the Dutch dragnet surveillance bill was leaked. It turns out that minister of the Interior Ronald Plasterk persists on granting the secret services the power to carry out bulk interception of innocent citizens’ communications. How did we get here? Ever since the law was announced in 2013, one of the main concerns of the debate has been how the dragnet will function and how extensive it will actually be. It led to a squabble between Plasterk and members of parliament. The latter weren’t keen on the idea of a dragnet, so Plasterk decided to rename it. Bulk interception became “purpose-oriented” interception. It sounded different, true, but we were afraid the meaning had been left unchanged.

May 09 11:15

What is Cooking in the Bosnian Pot? CIA Director’s Visit to the Balkans

On April 21, 2016, under the cover of darkness, a U.S. military plane landed on Sarajevo international airport.[1] The mysterious guest was greeted by Osman Mehmedagi?, the chief of the Bosnian intelligence agency - the Intelligence-Security Agency.

The first reports in the Bosnian and other regional media were that the mysterious visitor came unannounced.[6] It later emerged that this was only a surprise for some, but hardly for all Bosnian politicians and high-level security officials. After all, this is a standard CIA operational procedure. It’s called ‘compartmentalization’: in the know are only those who need to know. The CIA director John O. Brennan's visit to Sarajevo was actually carefully planned and scheduled at least two months in advance at the time of Mehmedagi?'s first visit to the U.S. Brennan flew into Sarajevo directly from Riyadh where he accompanied the U.S. President Barack Obama and attended a meeting of the regional Arab security heads.

May 09 11:11

Protests erupt in Athens as parliament adopts new austerity measures

Greek MPs have voted in favor of new austerity measures, including pension cuts, tax hikes, and new taxes on internet and TV. Clashes with police broke out as thousands in Athens protested the moves that Greece’s creditors have been demanding.

Late on Sunday night, the Greek Parliament adopted controversial pension reforms set to reduce pension allowances and raise taxes, among other measures, in order to comply with EU bail-out requirements, as anti-austerity protests continued to rock Athens.

May 09 11:02

Greek Parliament Approves Pension, Tax Reforms Against Mass Protests

Massive blaze in Alberta could double in size and go on for months, local officials predict. There are about 19,000 people already evacuated from the affected areas.

May 09 11:01

BFP Exclusive- What is Cooking in the Bosnian Pot? CIA Director’s Visit to the Balkans

There are some credible sources who claim that the U.S. intentionally turned the blind eye to these comings and goings of radical Islamists. These sources also directly implicate Michael Hayden, who later became the head of both the NSA (1999-2005) and the CIA (2006-2009), as the key person who let this happen under his watch.[4] At the time, in the early 1990s, Hayden was the director of U.S. European Command Intelligence Directorate which was operationally responsible for the Balkans. Hayden occasionally accompanied the chief U.S. negotiator Richard Holbrooke on his missions to Croatia and Bosnia. Holbrooke's dealings with the warring Bosnian factions can best be described as Machiavellian. His priority was to insure the permanent U.S. military presence in the Balkans at any price, no matter how this would impact the possibility of the long-term, sustainable peace and stability in the region.

May 09 10:05

Project Fear in full force: Now Cameron warns of Russia threat & WAR if Britain leaves EU

DAVID Cameron adopted a Churchillian stance as he made an impassioned plea to keep Britain in the European Union - and warned the UK had to deal with a "newly belligerent Russia".

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Let us say that Britain leaves the EU. And let us say that Russia, for whatever reason, starts invading Europe from the east.

How long does it take to sign a treaty of alliance, Dave?

May 09 10:03

Veterans turn on the PM for using Second World War soldiers in his bid to keep Britain in the EU

VETERANS have turned on the Prime Minister for including Second World War heroes in a ‘scaremongering’ video to try and convince Britain to stay in the EU.

Major-General Julian Thompson, who led British forces in the recapture of Port Stanley in the Falklands capital, told Mail Online: “I respect them hugely, they’re the guys who bought our freedom, they fought for us and we should respect what they think, but I'm afraid they’re wrong because the world’s moved on.”

And he blasted the PM: “I think Cameron is wrong to put around this scaremongering.

“He talks about isolationism [but] Britain was not isolationist before the Second World War – we joined a French and Russian alliance and fought the Germans and we joined it 10 years before the First World War started.

“I’m afraid Cameron has forgotten his history or was fast asleep getting his history lessons.”

May 09 10:02

V-Day provocation? US-NATO hardware forced out of Moldova’s capital after public outrage

NATO military vehicles with American flags that were put on display in a central square of Chisinau, Moldova’s capital, had to withdraw before Monday’s V-Day march and retreat outside the town after the show-off sparked fierce opposition from the locals.

May 09 09:49

German Government Turns Against TTIP Despite Merkel’s Support

In his interview for Der Spiegel, Schmidt said that the trade agreement, already sparking a decent amount of controversy, does not provide significant concessions to German food producers, offering minor concessions to the automotive sector instead.

May 09 09:46

‘People before profits!’ Thousands rally against TTIP, US corporate rule, GMO & wars in Rome (VIDEO)

Tens of thousands came out in the capital of Italy to decry the secretive Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) deal between the EU and the United States, which protesters believe would push Europe into corporate slavery.

May 09 09:24

CHINESE POLICE PATROL THE STREETS OF ITALY TO PROTECT CHINESE TOURISTS

Chinese police officers have begun patrolling the streets of Rome and Milan, according to officials from both countries. This is to protect wealthy Chinese tourists from becoming victims of crime by immigrant gangs, which have emerged in large numbers after last year’s massive migrant intake in Italy, and especially in Rome.

The project will last for two weeks, when wealthy Chinese tourists are expected to visit Italy in extra large groups to shop exclusive brands such as Gucci and Prada.

About three million Chinese tourists visit Italy every year, and authorities in the home country are worried that they’ll get in trouble or mugged.

The Xinhua News Agency reports that Chinese police in this process will assist the Italian police in security matters related to Chinese tourists, and to help Chinese tourists to communicate with the local police.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF this project proves successful, other countries in Europe are going to be lining up for Chinese police assistance with their "immigrant crime problems".

May 09 09:14

All Angles Covered: Is The EU Completely In The Pocket Of The Biotech Industry?

“IN LESS THAN A FORTNIGHT, EU MEMBER STATES WILL TAKE A DECISION ON THE RE-APPROVAL OF GLYPHOSATE. GENIUS [LOBBY FIRM] IS WORKING TO GET THIS TOXIC HERBICIDE RE-APPROVED BY COMMUNICATING THE INDUSTRY’S MANTRA THAT GLYPHOSATE IS SCIENTIFICALLY PROVEN SAFE, SPONSORED BY MONSANTO, DOW AND SYNGENTA. AT THE SAME TIME, THEY ARE BEING PAID BY GERMAN AUTHORITIES AND EU-FUNDED PROJECTS TO WORK ON ISSUES THAT ARE CLOSELY RELATED TO GLYPHOSATE AND THAT ARE KEY TO THE INTERESTS OF THE SAME CORPORATIONS. PUBLIC AUTHORITIES USING THE SAME LOBBY CONSULTANCIES AS THE CORPORATIONS THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO REGULATE IS HIGHLY PROBLEMATIC…” – CORPORATE EUROPE OBSERVATORY

On 9 May, Corporate Europe Observatory posted an article on its website that described how Genius, a lobby consultancy firm based in Germany, has been employed to distort the debate on glyphosate in favour the biotech industry.

May 09 09:08

European Parliament Orders MEP To Take Down A Video About His Attempt To Visit The 'Reading Room' For Trade Documents

And it's been standard practice in the US that if a politician does want to see the documents, they can't bring anything with them (not just no staff, but no electronics, no way to write anything down). They can just "read and retain." The EU has been following the US's lead on this, with special "reading rooms" for elected officials where someone watches over their every move. Again, they're not allowed any electronics. They are allowed a pen and are given paper to write on, which is a modest improvement on the USTR's system, but still ridiculous.

A Member of the European Parliament, Luke 'Ming' Flanagan, decided that he was going to go have a look for himself, and had someone film his attempt:

May 09 08:48

London Property Bubble Bursts

May 09 08:41

Won’t get fooled again: The Who frontman Roger Daltrey backs Brexit and calls EU leaders ‘bunch of f***ing useless w***ers’

ROGER Daltrey wants Britain to quit the ‘undemocratic, highly dysfunctional’ EU which he claims is ‘raping’ southern European countries.

The Who frontman backed Brexit in an exclusive interview with The Sun, labelling our membership a “disaster”.

The legendary rocker said: “The only way we’re going to get the Europe that we want is to get rid of this bunch of f***ing useless w***ers that are running it.”

May 09 08:39

Dutch Vote Flipflops on Ukraine’s EU Association

The Dutch Parliament voted 75 to 71 to support proceeding with Ukraine’s EU Association, in what could add fuel to the fire for the European Parliamentary elections in May. The gulf is seen as widening between the grassroots voters and what they view as their elitist leadership.

The disappointment of the Dutch referendum vote winners, pulling 61% to 38%, could soon become the EU’s disappointment, with a surge in Eurosceptics’ parliament seats. More votes for the Eurosceptics could hopefully turnaround what many view as a dangerous concentration of power among a European leadership that has been accused of having the attitude of an occupying power, versus that of elected officials.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Basically, the Dutch Parliament ignored the will of the people to serve the New World Order. We might even see London do the exact same thing with the BREXIT.

May 09 08:22

Boris Johnson ridicules David Cameron’s claim that Brexit could trigger war in Europe and accuses the Prime Minister of not believing his own words

As the EU referendum battle turned nasty with 45 days to go, the former London Mayor said the idea of German tanks 'rolling into France' because the UK had left the union was 'very curious'.

He also warned that the over-the-top 'scare stories' from Mr Cameron and Remain supporters risked harming the UK.

May 09 08:20

Nearly half of voters in EU countries say they want a referendum on whether to remain in the bloc

Nearly half of voters in some of the European Union's main member states want to have their own In/Out referendum just like Britain, a poll reveals.

Forty-five per cent of voters in Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Spain and Sweden said they want to be able to vote on whether or not to remain in the EU.

A third of the 6,000 people polled across the continent said they would opt toleave the European Union if given the chance.

May 09 08:11

Greek Debt Crisis: Eurozone Finance Ministers To Meet In Brussels As Talks Falter Over Contingency Measures

Finance ministers from the 19-nation eurozone will hold an emergency meeting in Brussels Monday with the aim of staving off another economic crisis in Greece. The meeting comes amid growing public unrest in the debt-ridden nation, where lawmakers on Sunday approved a raft of deeply unpopular austerity measures, including tax hikes and pension cuts.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"The next step in our plan for Greece ... and everyone else ... will be to keep those who work and pay taxes alive, and simply kill the rest and sell their bodies for commercial purposes!" -- Eeeeyoooh

May 09 07:53

Greece police use teargas after protesters hurl petrol bombs over pension reforms

Some 18,000 people are said to have turned up in Athens and another 8,000 in Thessaloniki on Sunday

May 09 07:51

Backing 'Brexit,' A Salmon Smokehouse Says It's Been Swimming Upstream

"I travel to Europe, I have very good friends across Europe," Forman says. "That's not what this is about. It's about the organization, which has become too powerful, undemocratic and corrupt, in fact, in many cases. It just needs to go."

He's had to comply with EU regulations that he calls ridiculous. For example, he says he spent thousands of dollars last year on EU-compliant packaging — to label his smoked salmon as containing fish, for people who have allergies. And he says he wasn't allowed to extend his new factory wing to the edge of a nearby canal because EU rules required him to leave space for certain insects and other wildlife that mate in those wetlands.

May 08 11:32

Overthrow Assad, Let in Refugees, and Fight Russia…or Else!

If anyone wants a short course on what’s wrong with US diplomacy look no further than US Ambassador to Hungary Coleen Bell’s speech Friday to the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Hungarian Parliament. In typical diplo-speak there was plenty of flowery language about shared values, fish swimming together in the same water (?), sappy poetics like “together, out of that winter, we would force the spring,” and talk of together being “part of the world’s greatest military and political alliance.”

But make no mistake: Inside Ambassador Bell’s velvet glove is an iron fist, poised to strike should Washington’s annoyingly independent-minded Fidesz-led government step out of line on the big issues. And by “big” issues it should be understood that the US means the issues it considers in the interests of its own foreign policy, not those in Hungary’s interest.

Message to Hungary: do as we say or you will be sorry.

May 08 11:31

Obama: TTIP Necessary So As to Protect Megabanks From Prosecution

On May 7th, Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten, or German Economic News, headlined, “USA planen mit TTIP Frontal-Angriff auf Gerichte in Europa” or “U.S. Plans Frontal Attack on Europe’s Courts via TTIP,” and reported that, “America’s urgency to sign TTIP with Europe has solid reason: Megabanks must protect themselves from claims by European investors who allege that they were cheated during the debt crisis. … The U.S. Ambassador to Italy has now let the cat out of the bag on this — probably unintentionally.”

May 08 09:00

Why a European Super State Must Be Resisted

The European Union is a centralised super state trading block whose conceptual origins lie in the Third Reich of Hitler’s Nazi Germany.

The concept of ‘global trading blocks’ was already well established under Hitler’s regime, but their origins go back further: to the British Royal Society. Post British Empire colonial ambitions were hatched around the desire to form a number of global trading empires whose leadership would be essentially elitist and corporate, with banks mostly at the helm.

Here lies the origin of the ‘free trade’ concept. A trading pattern which is anything but ‘free’ due to the fact that it is designed to prevent any one country stopping any other country from resisting the import of products that it has no need or no wish for: I.E GMO maize and soya, beef raised using growth hormones or sweat shop mass produced cheap goods that undermine the ability of the blocking country to fairly trade its own quality home-made items.

May 08 08:51

United Europe ‘an illusion’: Top 3 EU politicians paint grim picture of bloc’s future

Three of the EU’s most senior politicians have painted a grim picture of the bloc saying the idea of a united European Union is “an illusion,” while it was also described as being a “fertile ground for populists.”

European Union President Donald Tusk, the European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and Martin Schulz, the President of the European Parliament were all scathing of government leaders across the EU, due to their inability to compromise and their preferences to look out of for personal interest.

May 08 08:46

'We DON'T want IN United States of Europe' Lord Lawson in passionate Question Time speech

LORD Lawson has urged Britons to quit the European Union with a passionate attack on "undemocratic" Brussels bureaucrats.

May 07 11:53

ECB Policy Attracting US Debt Issuance

May 07 08:36

NATO won't surrender if Russia nukes Warsaw – ex-US Supreme Commander

“Putin-dominated” Russia is mistaken if it expects the US to surrender in a hypothetical conflict after Moscow nukes "say, Warsaw," a former NATO Supreme Allied Commander for Europe told CNN, promising retaliatory measures.
There is hardly a risk that Russia is going to stage a surprise attack tomorrow, yet Russia has invested in “a whole new set of military hardware” and has an “absolutely new doctrine,” retired US General Wesley Clark told CNN Money's Cristina Alesci.

“They are using nuclear weapons in their military exercise as a means of deescalating a conflict, as though they could fire a nuclear weapon at, say, Warsaw, and then NATO would say, “Oh, my goodness, we did not know you really mean it,” the former NATO commander said.

His opinion comes in unison with fears of Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski, who said last month that “Russia’s activity is a sort of existential threat because this activity can destroy countries.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Were I a betting woman, I would not bet against this insane demonisation of Russia escalating and soon.

Russia has done absolutely nothing wrong here, and to accuse it of wanting to blatantly destroy cities in Eastern Europe with nuclear weapons is highly irresponsible and unprofessional, on the part of General Wesley Clark.

But make no mistake about it: the American public and the world are getting "groomed" for wars against Russia and China, to prevent the ascendancy of either the ruble, or the gold-backed yuan.

And if you have wondered about the rush to war we are seeing from the Obama Administration, in an election year, here, potentially, is the reason: internal polling has suggested that if Trump is nominated by the Republicans, that he stands a very good chance of winning the general election over Clinton.

IF Trump has to deal with a combination of wars and a lousy economy from the moment of his inauguration, it will be to "punish" him for presenting a real alternative to the American people, and for offering a candidate who can not be bought off; the Establishment JUST HATES THAT!!

May 07 07:54

Brexit poll tracker

The UK will hold a referendum on June 23 to decide if it will stay in or leave the European Union. This page summarises the opinion polling on the matter.

May 07 06:03

Homeland Security to release “harmless” gas in NYC subway system for bioterrorism drill

Until it goes to live exercise like the 9/11 and 7/7 attacks, where drills were being done the EXACT same time -- simulating nearly the EXACT style of attacks they were drilling for. Hmm..... I'd take the bus that day....

May 06 13:42

NATO Targets Russia With Planned Missile Defense Expansion

Of the many moves by NATO to increase their military presence in Eastern Europe, none has been so onerous to Russia as the European missile defense system. Late this week, NATO is making some significant moves in that regard.

Thursday, the system officially went online with the opening of a base in Romania. One day later, ground will be broken on a major additional base in Poland, which will also hold significant missile defense assets.

Though throughout its construction the defense system was repeatedly claimed to have nothing to do with Russia, despite being built overwhelmingly on the Russian frontier, US officials are now openly talking up the “robust display of military power” the system represents as explicitly targeted at Russia.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US and NATO are pushing the West ever closer to a war with Russia; it is not a question of IF such a war will happen, but when it will happen.

May 06 11:23

Germany Rape Statistics 2016

May 06 07:19

Trump backs Brexit, brands migration crisis a ‘horrible thing for Europe’

Donald Trump feels the UK would be “better off without” the European Union, blaming the migrant crisis on the 28-member bloc.

Telling Fox News he had a “feeling” it was the better option, the Republican presumptive presidential nominee said the EU “pushed” the migrant crisis on Europe.

“I would say the UK are better off without [the EU] personally, but I’m not making that as a recommendation, just my feeling,” he told the news channel.

Adding that he has a lot of investment in the UK, Trump then said he wants British voters “to make their own decision.”

May 06 07:19

‘You can go your way’: Erdogan rejects demands to change anti-terror law for EU visa deal

May 05 14:22

To Combat Russian 'Aggression,' Poland Orders New Artillery Vehicles

As part of its ongoing defense buildup, Poland has placed an order for nearly 100 new military vehicles.

May 05 14:20

'NATO permanent bases in Eastern Europe would wreck 1997 Founding Act with Russia'

NATO's new chief military commander in Europe, Curtis Scaparrotti, is calling for a permanent stationing of a third battalion in Europe, a move that will ratchet up tensions with Russia, Hall Gardner, Professor of International and Comparative Politics at the American University in Paris, told RT.

US General Scaparrotti believes the West faces an “aggressive Russia,” and is urging the bloc's forces to be ready to fight. Moreover, NATO is reportedly preparing to send 4,000 troops to Poland and the Baltic States as Moscow warns it will be forced to respond to the provocation.

May 05 13:53

US Change of Command in Europe Signals Escalation of Anti-Russia Threats

Washington used this week’s change of command of its European military forces as an opportunity to further escalate US military threats against Russia.

Speaking at the ceremony at the US European Command (EUCOM) headquarters in Germany Tuesday in which outgoing commander Gen. Philip Breedlove handed the reins to his successor, Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti, US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter declared that the Pentagon had to “prioritize deterrence” against Russia and accused Moscow of “nuclear saber-rattling.”

Carter reiterated the Pentagon’s plans to deploy an American armored brigade combat team near the Russian border “on a rotational but persistently present basis.” He also pointed to the Obama administration’s quadrupling of funding for the European Reassurance Initiative to $3.4 billion, which he said would “increase the amount of war fighting equipment, as well as the number of US forces” deployed in Eastern Europe.

May 05 12:21

TONY BLAIR AND BILL CLINTON TEAM UP TO KEEP BRITAIN IN THE EU

The former Democratic president of the United States and once Labour Prime Minister of Britain were close allies when in office, both strong proponents of a corporatist, pro-globalisation new brand of “third way” centre-left politics. Mr. Clinton’s visit is intended to reinforce the message delivered by President Obama two weeks ago. He claimed the UK would go to the “back of the queue” for future trade deals if it left the EU.

May 05 11:52

U.S. to Beef Up Military Presence in Eastern Europe

U.S. officials say the Pentagon will be deploying an armored brigade combat team to Eastern Europe next February as part of the ongoing effort to rotate troops in and out of the region to reassure allies worried about threats from an increasingly aggressive Russia.

The officials said the Army will announce Wednesday that it will be sending a full set of equipment with the brigade to Europe. Earlier plans had called for the Pentagon to rotate troops into Europe, where they would have used a set of training equipment pre-positioned there.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That might explain that train full of A-1 tanks seen in Texas.

May 05 10:18

EU Commission Backs Visa-Free Travel Deal With Turkey

The European Commission has given its support to a visa-free travel deal with Turkey after Ankara threatened to back out of a landmark migration deal.

May 05 10:01

Russia to boost military force if Sweden allies with NATO - senator

“We are talking not only about some technical measures, we are talking numbers as well. Russia will increase the strength of its military forces on the northern and northwestern borders if Sweden becomes a NATO member, this also includes the North Sea Fleet,” RIA Novosti quoted Senator Evgeny Serebrennikov as saying on Friday.

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