Aug 25 09:32

CAPTAIN ABANDONS SHIP: Has Tsipras Just Resigned Himself To The Dust Bin of History?

Tsipras and his party Syriza came to power on a wave on anti-austerity rhetoric that had the West shaking in their boots. Western mainstream media even called the country a ‘hub for terrorism’ the very DAY after they came to power! Their demands were seen as the main reason for their colossal victory just a few short months ago.

When it came to zero-hour Syriza and Tsipras held firm for a while, imposing capital controls and shutting down banks, yet ultimately they ended up giving in to what some saw as act of treason committed against their own people.

Tsipras plans to stage an early ‘snap’ election, and said in a live TV address that, “the political mandate of the January 25 elections has exhausted its limits and now the Greek people have to have their say.”

Aug 25 09:31

Wave of desperate migrants board trains toward EU as Hungary builds razor wire fence to keep them out

Thousands of beleaguered migrants — mostly Syrians, Iraqis and Afghans fleeing bloody conflicts — crammed into trains and buses in Macedonia that brought them one step closer to the European Union on Sunday, a day after they stormed past police trying to block them from entering the country from Greece.

On Saturday, about 2,000 rain-soaked migrants rushed past baton-wielding Macedonian officers, who had been sealing the border for three days. Police fired stun grenades and dozens of people were injured as the migrants leapt over barbed wire or ran across a field not protected by the fence to enter Macedonia.

Aug 25 09:21

U.S. to deploy F-22 fighter jets to Europe

The United States will deploy F-22 fighter jets to Europe very soon as part of a broader effort to support eastern European members of the NATO alliance unnerved by Russia's intervention in Ukraine, Air Force Secretary Deborah James said on Monday.

James did not give details about the specific number of planes, date or location of the deployment, but said it was in line with Defense Secretary Ash Carter's recent call for a strong and balanced approach to Russia.

The first deployment of the Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT.N) F-22 to Europe outside air shows is seen as a move to address growing concerns among NATO allies about Russian military aggression. The Air Force has also been using radar-evading F-22 fighter jets to carry out some its attacks against Islamic State, the first real combat air strikes by the jets.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

OK, folks: I would like to ask the writer of this piece of codswallop of documented cases of alleged Russian aggression which are incontrovertible.

She does have some, doesn't she?!? Or, is she still "dancing to her Master's voice", that is, of corporate America, urgently trying to gin up a war against Russia for no damned good reason whatsoever, to masque, at least temporarily, an American economy in meltdown?!?

Let's go back to the situation in Ukraine last year, shall we, when the legally elected government was overturned in a US/ECB/NATO-sponsored putsch against it.

Crimea, looking at the way Poroshenko was "elected" realized that they had no legitimate government in Kiev whatsoever. And please remember: Crimea was a part of Russia until it was annexed in the 50's by the Ukrainian, Nikita Khrushchev.

At that point, in a free and fair referendum, crawling with international observers, Crimea voted to petition Russia to join the Russian Federation, and Russia accepted the will of the Crimean people.

So, will SOMEBODY please, tell me: what did Russia do wrong here, in light of the fact that peaceful self-determination is a cornerstone of UN policy?!?

The short answer is "Nothing, Nada, Zip!!"

So, right now, with absolutely no embarrassment whatsoever, Victoria Nuland, Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, is desperately trying to poke the Russian bear with ludicrous charges which carry no weight in fact whatsoever. Her fiasco in Ukraine, bringing about regime change, which has led to martial law, economic collapse, conscription, and an horrific return of ultra-right nationalists, doesn't seem to bother her one whit. As reported earlier this year at

Victoria Nuland’s Lies Make War Inevitable March 7, 2015 | Categories: Guest Contributions | Tags: | Print This Article Print This Article Victoria Nuland’s Lies Make War Inevitable Washington’s politics has sunk to the bottom of the cesspool. An Assistant Secretary of State can now appear in testimony before the US Congress and lie endlessly without being held to account. Congress has abjured its responsibility. Nuland’s lies are the kind that lead to war. Unless a meteorite lands on Washington, war is inevitable. Victoria Nuland Lied to US Congress about Phantom Russian Hoards in Ukraine By Stephen Lendman Global Research, March 07, 2015 Url of this article: On March 4, Nuland addressed House Foreign Affairs Committee members. She called murdered US-funded, Boris Nemtsov a “freedom fighter, Russian patriot and friend.” She absurdly called Ukraine “central to our 25 year Transatlantic quest for a ‘Europe whole, free and at peace.’ ” Fact: Washington wants Ukraine used as a dagger against Russia’s heartland – with menacing US bases on its borders threatening is sovereign independence. Nuland called US planned and implements year ago Maidan violence using well-trained Nazi thugs “peaceful protest(s) by ordinary Ukrainians.” “They braved frigid temperatures, brutal beatings and sniper bullets…Ukraine began to forge a new nation…holding free and fair election…and undertaking deep and comprehensive economic and political reforms.” Fact: US-deposed President Viktor Yanukovych’s police showed remarkable restraint. Fact: Washington-supported Nazi thugs bore full responsibility for beatings, sniper killings and other violence. Fact: Ukrainian parliamentary and presidential elections were farcical – with no legitimacy whatever. Fact: So-called economic reforms involve crushing hardships on already impoverished Ukrainians in return for loan-shark-of-last-resort IMF blood money. Fact: No responsible political reforms exist. None are planned. It bears repeating. Ukraine is a US-installed fascist dictatorship. Nuland lied claiming “enhance(d) (Ukrainian) transparency in public procurement, reduce(d) government inefficiency and corruption, (laws) making the banking system more transparent, and measures to improve the climate for business and…foreign investment.” Ukrainian banking is a black hole of grand theft. State farmland and enterprises are being sold to Western predators at fire sale prices. Corruption is worse than ever. Government and military officials are stealing everything they can get their dirty hands on – at the expense of imposing crushing austerity on deeply impoverished millions. Hyperinflation grips the country. The “breadbasket” of Europe can’t feed its people. Rationing was imposed. Energy prices skyrocketed to unaffordable levels. Ukraine symbolizes humanitarian disastrous conditions wherever America shows up. Nuland recited a litany of Big Lies about the “new Ukraine,” – a Nazified menace to its people Claiming it’s “building a peaceful, democratic, independent” nation is polar opposite truth. She aimed the worst of her rant at Russia and Donbass freedom fighters. She lied about Crimea “under illegal occupation” – ignoring near Crimean unanimity to reverse a historic mistake and rejoin Russia. She turned truth on its head claiming“(i)n eastern Ukraine, Russia and its separatist puppets unleashed unspeakable violence and pillage.” “MH17 was shot down. Hundreds of Russian heavy weapons and troops poured across the border, fueling the conflict.” “Sixteen Russian uninspected ‘humanitarian convoys’ entered Ukraine in violation of agreements with the Ukrainian government, the ICRC and the international community.” “Donetsk airport was obliterated…Debaltseve, a key rail hub beyond the ceasefire lines, fell to separatist and Russian forces six days after Minsk was signed…” “This is a manufactured conflict controlled by the Kremlin, fueled by Russian tanks and heavy weapons; financed at Russian taxpayers’ expense and costing the lives of young Russians…” Fact: Kiev collaboratively with Washington launched naked aggression against Donbass residents wanting democratic rights everyone deserves – wanting to live free from the scourge of fascism. Fact: No Russian hoards “poured across (Ukraine’s) border.” Kiev’s own military chief said so. No evidence whatever shows Russian involvement. None exists except photos exposed as fakes. Fact: Washington and Kiev bear full responsibility for unleashing unspeakable violence against Donbass residents. Fact: One or more Ukrainian warplanes downed MH17- a US/Kiev false flag. Russia and rebels had nothing to do with it. Fact: Russia is the only nation delivering vitally needed humanitarian aid – inspected by ICRC representatives. Fact: Minsk ceasefire terms included nothing about Debastseve. Fact: Washington and Kiev “manufactured” Donbass’ conflict – not Moscow or rebels. Not a single House Foreign Affairs Committee member challenged Nuland’s obvious and outrageous Big Lies. They accepted them as gospel. They let an unindicted war criminal insult them. Russia and rebels are consistently and wrongfully blamed for US/Kiev crimes. Obama wants war, not peace. He wants unchallenged control over America’s newest colony. He wants it pillaged for profit. He wants it as a stepping-stone toward long sought regime change in Russia – replacing its sovereign independence with pro-Western puppet governance.

So there you have it, folks: Reuters lies because it cannot help itself; it too is a tool of those who profit intensely from wars.

And THAT is reason never, ever trust this outlet again.

Aug 25 08:43

Dear NATO: Are You Lying about Russia or Simply Incompetent?

On 14 April 2014 NATO issued a “fact sheet” titled, “Russia’s Accusations – setting the record straight.” In the course of setting the record straight, the NATO fact sheet made the following false assertion: “Russian officials claim that US and German officials promised in 1990 that NATO would not expand into Eastern and Central Europe, build military infrastructure near Russia’s borders or permanently deploy troops there.”

“No such pledge was made, and no evidence to back up Russia’s claims has ever been produced.” (My emphasis.)

Aug 25 07:39

Europe risks becoming 'rescue boat that sinks beneath the weight of those clinging onto it'

Hungary has called for the European Union to do more to assist with the worst refugee crisis since the Second World War, as a record number of migrants crossed its borders on Monday to enter the EU.

Police in the central European country – on the boundary of the EU – registered 2,093 migrants, the highest daily tally so far this year.

Aug 25 07:39

Privatization Is at the Core of Fascism

Privatizations are increasingly fashionable, such as in Greece, Ukraine, the U.S., and UK — and privatizations are a central feature of fascism.

Aug 25 01:14

Greece to leave euro after all? MPs in bid to cut from Brussels and return to Drachma

A group of Greek MPs who want to take the debt-ridden country out of the eurozone and bring back the former drachma currency could form a Government within three days.

The Popular Unity party is a breakaway group from current ruling party Syriza and is led by former energy minister Panagiotis Lafazanis.

Aug 24 14:15

Thousands of Syrian refugees trek through Macedonia en route to Hungary, an EU member state

Thousands of migrants, mostly Syrian refugees, travelled through Macedonia and Serbia on Sunday towards the EU.

More than 7,000 men, women and children crossed into southern Serbia from Macedonia overnight Saturday to Sunday alone, the UN's refugee agency (UNHCR) said, with many more still expected to arrive.

Aug 24 14:05

Estonian Prime Minister Calls for Anti-Russia Sanctions Extension

Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Roivas called for extension of anti-Russian sanctions during a meeting with Polish President Andrzej Duda, the country’s cabinet’s press service said.

Aug 24 13:45

Asylum seekers in Italy protest over living conditions

About 150 asylum seekers protested on Monday over poor living conditions at a Red Cross refugee centre in the outskirts of Milan as Europe grapples with an unprecedented influx of migrants.

Aug 24 10:36

“Breaking the Fear Factor”: Opposing War, Financial Fraud and State Terrorism, Dismantling Propaganda

We are living in a (western) world dominated by neoliberal dictators, criminals and crooks. And many of us, impregnated with the human idiocy, as so well described by Andre Vltcheck (The West Spreads Intellectual Idiocy) are every day deeper and deeper immersed into fear – fear of action, fear of what’s next – fear of losing our comfort zone. The western propaganda machine paid for by the corporate and financial oligarchy through the presstitute media is constantly indoctrinating the little we have left of our free-thinking brains.

Aug 24 08:42

Greece: Chaos and Squalid Conditions Face Record Number of Refugees on Lesvos

Weak coordination and severe shortages in facilities and staffing are creating dreadful conditions for the hundreds of refugees and migrants arriving every day on the Greek island of Lesvos, which is seeing the highest number of arrivals in Greece, Amnesty International said after a research team returned from the island.

Aug 24 08:21

Jeremy Corbyn will 'sack' Bank of England governor if they refuse to print free money

Richard Murphy, who is seen as the architect of Mr Corbyn's economic agenda, the so-called 'Corbynomics', warned that there was "no such thing" as an independent Bank of England.

He said that if Mr Corbyn's government wanted to use the cheap money from the Bank any governor who refused to carry out the plan for "people's quantitative easing" should be "on the next plane" out of Britain.

Under the proposal, Mr Corbyn would create a national investment bank to fund infrastructure projects which would issue debt to be bought by the Bank of England - effectively meaning the Bank would fund government spending on housing, energy, transport and other projects.

Mr Murphy said current governor Mark Carney has said it would be possible but other experts have warned the Labour leadership frontrunner’s plans would fall foul of EU laws intended to avoid runaway inflation.

Aug 24 03:02

Misinformation Hides Real Dimension of Greek “Bailout”

The long saga on Greece is apparently over – European institutions have given Athens a third bailout of 86 billion euros which, combined with the previous two, makes a grand total of 240 billion euros.

There is no doubt that the large majority of European citizens are convinced that this is a great example of solidarity, and that if Greece is not now able to walk on its own feet, the responsibility will lie solely with Greek citizens and their government.

But this is only due to the fact that the media system has, by and large, ceased to provide alternative views … and some people even ignore that the bailout is a loan, and therefore increases the country’s debt.

Aug 24 02:44

Is the Schengen Agreement nearing its end?

Most of the migrants crossing the Mediterranean arrive in Greece and Italy first. Their governments say they cannot cope with the numbers. Under Schengen, many migrants then head north, hoping for asylum elsewhere in the EU. The officials in Brussels say this is the worst refugee crisis since WWII.

Germany considers the possibility of introducing border controls to reduce the number of migrants coming to the country. Besides, Berlin is preparing amendments to the Schengen Agreement. The German Minister says he supports free movement but new solutions are needed because other states don’t adhere to the law and the principles enshrined in the Dublin System are not observed. The Dublin accords proclaim the principle that responsibility for processing claims lies with the country that played the biggest part in the applicant's entry to the EU. Often that is the first EU country that the migrant reached.

Aug 23 13:31

Greece repays ECB debt with new bailout money

Repaying debt with more debt!Major Brain malfunction.

Greece made a crucial 3.2 billion euro debt repayment on Thursday using newly released bailout funds, a government source said, as a senior minister argued for rapid elections following a rebellion in the ruling party.

Aug 23 09:42

Migrants Break Through Macedonian Border, Police Use Stun Grenades

Thousands of migrants broke through police lines and entered Macedonia from the Greek territory on Saturday, local media reported.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Look at these people driven from their homes and lands. This is the true cost of the money-junkies' greed!

Aug 23 04:05

The Age of Imperial Wars - From Regional War, "Regime Change" to Global Warfare

2015 has become a year of living dangerously.

Wars are spreading across the globe.

Wars are escalating as new countries are bombed and the old are ravaged with ever greater intensity.

Countries, where relatively peaceful changes had taken place through recent elections, are now on the verge of civil wars.

These are wars without victors, but plenty of losers; wars that don’t end; wars where imperial occupations are faced with prolonged resistance.

Aug 22 09:26

After the Bailout: The Spoils of Greece Are Bound for Germany

The 'Asset Development Plan' for Greece is out and it's all go for the privatization of the country. Hellenic sea ports, air ports, motorways, petroleum companies, water and gas supply, real estate, holiday resorts - it's all for sale.

Aug 22 02:30

Macedonia Resort to Using Military to Deal With Migrants on Greek Border

Macedonian authorities have reportedly announced a state of emergency at its southern border with Greece due to the influx of migrants into the country.

Aug 22 02:23

Czech Government Says Ready to Use Army to Protect Border From Refugees

The Czech government is set, in the event of an emergency situation, to send 2,600 servicemen to strengthen border patrols intended to counter a large-scale influx of refugees, Czech Defense Minister Martin Stropnicky said Thursday.

Aug 21 17:50

Sen. Bernie Sanders: From Greece to Puerto Rico, the Financial Rules Are Rigged to Favor the 1%

Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders recently convened a panel of economists in Washington to discuss the debt crisis in Greece and throughout the world. In his opening statement, Sanders talked about the debt crisis in Greece as well as in Puerto Rico. "It is time for creditors to sit down with the governments of Greece and Puerto Rico and work out a debt repayment plan that is fair to both sides," Sanders said. "The people of Greece and the children of Puerto Rico deserve nothing less."

Aug 21 15:06

Blood On The Streets Of Europe - Stocks Crash By Most In 4 Years, Bond Risk Surges

Carnage - everywhere. A surging EUR - as CNH carry traders unwind en masse - has led to an unwind across most risky assets in Europe. This week saw EuroStoxx 600 - the broad index - crash almost 6%, its biggest drop since September 2011. Perhaps most stunningly, Germany's DAX was the biggest loser - collapsing 7.4% on the week. European bonds are are also seeing risk increase dramatically with Portugal and Italy worst (aside from Greece's blowout). Europe's VIX topped 30 this week, as US VIX surges.

Aug 21 14:42

‘EU should settle refugees in countries like Germany and Britain’

Macedonian police have used tear gas and stun grenades against large crowds of migrants trying to enter the country from Greece. Refugees were injured in clashes, including children. Political analyst Chris Bambery believes the richest states of Europe should support the migrants.

Aug 21 12:39

In bid to ram through austerity package, Tsipras calls snap elections in Greece

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras used a nationally televised address yesterday evening to announce his resignation and the calling of snap elections. While Tsipras defended his government’s imposition of a European Union (EU) package of deep austerity measures, government sources said the elections would most likely be set for September 20, before these measures begin to go into effect in October.

Aug 21 09:32

Greece crisis: Syriza rebels form new party

Greek media reports say 25 rebel Syriza MPs will join the new party, called Laiki Enotita (Popular Unity).

The party will be led by former energy minister Panagiotis Lafazanis, who was strongly opposed to the bailout deal.

Aug 21 08:33

Macedonia declares state of emergency at Greece border over surge in migrants & refugees

Macedonia has declared a state of emergency on its southern and northern borders over a surge in migrants and refugees, the Interior Ministry has announced. The country said it would involve the army in confronting the crisis.

Aug 21 08:24


A German intelligence officer, who is accused of spying for the United States Central Intelligence Agency, has been officially charged with treason by authorities in Berlin. The 32-year-old man, identified in court papers only as “Markus R.”, worked as a clerk at the Bundesnachrichtendienst, or BND, Germany’s external intelligence agency. He was arrested in July 2014 on suspicion of having spied for the CIA for approximately two years. German prosecutors say they have evidence that shows Markus R. supplied the American spy agency with around 200 classified German government documents in exchange for around €25,000 —approximately $30,000.

Aug 21 08:19

In bid to ram through austerity package, Tsipras calls snap elections in Greece

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras used a nationally televised address yesterday evening to announce his resignation and the calling of snap elections. While Tsipras defended his government’s imposition of a European Union (EU) package of deep austerity measures, government sources said the elections would most likely be set for September 20, before these measures begin to go into effect in October.

Aug 21 07:18

Far left splits from Tsipras as Greece heads to elections

Rebels opposed to Greece's international bailout walked out of the leftist Syriza party on Friday, formalising a split after its leader Alexis Tsipras resigned as prime minister and paved the way for early elections.

Greece's president gave the conservative opposition a chance to form a new government following Tsipras's resignation on Thursday, but the country appears almost certain to be heading for its third election in as many years next month.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

You have to question the sanity of anyone who wants the job at this late stage!

Aug 21 07:05

Is Sweden taking in too many refugees?

Sweden takes in more refugees per capita than any other EU nation, and this week's headlines cut to the heart of the divisive debate over how to handle the ongoing influx of foreigners. While the head of Sweden's migration board called on municipalities to prioritize their resources to help find homes for child asylum seekers, the country's anti-immigration Sweden Democrat party topped a national opinion poll for the first time.

Aug 21 06:58

Macedonian police teargas thousands of refugees crossing from Greece - reports

Macedonian police fired tear gas at crowds of thousands of migrants and refugees trying to cross the border from Greece, Reuters reported. The country declared a state of emergency on Thursday over the migrant crisis.

Police fired tear gas from behind barbed wire as an angry crowd demanded passage through Macedonia.

Aug 21 02:40

Greek Prime Minister To Resign, Announce Snap Elections

Resignation seen as attempt to forestall political revolt following approval of new bailout package and austerity measures in economically-battered nation.

Aug 21 02:33

Germany and France: Leading Actors in Greek Drama - Part II

Germany wants to play the leading role when it comes to financial and economic issues regarding other states of eurozone. It meets the immediate interests of its big business which uses the debt situation to its advantage by accumulating assets abroad. The European Commission, which in some cases resists the pressure from Berlin, directed attention to the fact.

Aug 20 16:09

Greece's Tsipras steps down, calls elections after tough battle on bailout

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced his resignation Thursday and called for elections in the wake of a bruising political battle over austerity measures demanded by the nation’s creditors.

The president of the nation's supreme court, Vasiliki Thanou-Christophilou, will take over as prime minister in a caretaker government until the elections, in keeping with the constitution. She will be Greece’s first female prime minister.

Aug 20 11:47

U.K. Police Stripped Of Stop and Search Powers For Persistent Abuse

United Kingdom — The Northamptonshire police force has announced it will strip officers of the right to stop and search individuals if officers are deemed to have abused the law enforcement tactic. Police officers will be given “three strikes” on stop and search “errors” before their powers are withdrawn, according to the Northampton Chronicle. The panel has already stripped the power from three special constables, two regular constables, and three sergeants since last October. Six of the nine have since had their powers reinstated after further training.

Aug 20 11:34

"This Country Is Destroyed": 26 countries, 35 days in Europe During the Economic Collapse of 2015

Many discerning people are expecting an economic collapse at any moment, yet it's still possible to travel without spending a lot of money. My wife and I took off July 10th & went to Europe for 35 days. We hit 26 countries, at a pretty fast pace. I'm a notorious cheapskate, & the main point I would like people to know is that travelling to Europe is not as nearly expensive as most people are led to believe. We bought the EuroRail pass & travelled throughout Europe by train. From Copenhagen to Istanbul, Norway to Bosnia, this was quite a trip. We met all sorts of interesting people including several in Athens, Greece, who told me "this country is destroyed."

Aug 20 11:26

Georgos Galeos: Tsipras Surrendered the Greek Flag to the Germans

Aug 20 10:26

Exarchia, The Town In Athens Greece That Is Keeping The Government Out And Starting Anew

As the economic and political systems continue to crumble and collapse in Greece, a district in Athens is growing in strength and independence after large numbers of individuals began to keep the government out and empower their own community.

Aug 20 09:52

Greek debt crisis: Alexis Tsipras 'to resign' and call snap election for September

Greek leader Alexis Tsipras will make an announcement on 20 August where he will call snap elections towards the end of September and unconfirmed reports say he will resign to re-establish confidence in his Syriza party.

Aug 20 08:02

Nato launches largest airborne drills in Europe since end of Cold War

The US said Tuesday it has launched the biggest allied airborne drills in Europe since the Cold War ended, as fighting involving pro-Russian separatists escalated in eastern Ukraine.

Nearly 5,000 soldiers from 11 Nato allies are taking part in four weeks of "simultaneous multinational airborne operations" across Germany, Italy, Bulgaria and Romania that began on Saturday, the US army said in a statement.

"Swift Response 15 is the largest Allied airborne training event on the continent since the end of the Cold War," according to the statement from the US army in Grafenwohr in southern Germany.

Aug 20 04:05

26 countries, 35 days in Europe: How my wife & I took this interesting train trip, on the cheap

Many discerning people are waiting for an economic collapse at any moment, yet it's still possible to travel without wasting a lot of money. My wife and I took off July 10th & went to Europe for 35 days. We hit 26 countries, at a pretty fast pace, and spent very little money. My wife's passion is travelling, and we aren't the materialistic types. We're both frugal. & I am a notorious cheapskate. The main point I would like people to know is that travelling to Europe is not as nearly expensive as most people are led to believe. We bought the EuroRail pass & traveled throughout Europe by train. We met all sorts of interesting people and navigated train travel, lodging, staying safe, and having an enriching fun experience.

Aug 19 23:15

Greece is for Sale – and Everything Must Go

Piraeus and Thessaloniki ports are up for sale – the former case has caused the chief executive to resign and industrial action has begun. A gas transmission system looks likely to be sold to the government of Azerbaijan, but there’s still a power and electricity company, the postal service, a transport utility which allows trains and buses to run, the country’s main telecommunications company, a 648 km motorway, and a significant holding in the leading oil refiner, which covers approximately two-thirds of the country’s refining capacity.

Holdings in Thessaloniki and Athens water are both on sale – though public protest has ensured that 50% plus 1 share remains in state hands. Nonetheless, the sale will mean that market logic will dictate the future of these water and sewerage monopolies. Finally there are pockets of land, including tourist and sports developments, throughout Greece.

Aug 19 21:52

Germany and France: Leading Actors in Greek Drama

The debates about the future of Greece are acquiring a political-geographical dimension. The interests and opinions are divided between two leading European power centers – the northern one led by Germany and the Mediterranean headed by France. The arguments and conclusions are opposing. The widening gap directly threatens the ability of the European Union to act as one economic and political entity.

Aug 19 13:04

German parliament approves third Greek bailout in landslide vote

Germany’s parliament overwhelmingly approved a third bailout for Greece on Wednesday, removing a key hurdle to providing new loans to the country and keeping it from defaulting on its debts in as little as 24 hours.

Aug 19 11:22

US Army to Pass Through Slovakia Before NATO Drills in Hungary

A military convoy of US military vehicles and servicemen will drive across Slovakia in September, according to the chief of the Defense Staff of Slovakia’s Armed Forces.

Aug 18 18:39

Who Wins in a Currency Devaluation War?

The paradox in the question of who wins in a currency war presupposes that any participating combatant can actually claim victory. If winning means ending up with the most cash, when the value of the money as a store of tangible wealth is debased, it is doubtful anyone can be declared the victor. The absurdity of lowering the purchasing power of a countries currency to enable exports to be more competitive is economic sacrilege that the heretical “Free Trade” mythos is based upon. Without a reliable standard of objective comparison, floating currencies maneuver their exchange rates to disguise internal imbalances in their own political and economic expenditures.

Aug 18 14:58

Full Alex Jones Show – Alex Debates David Duke on Jewish/Zionist Power!

Breakthrough interview, highly entertaining to watch Alex Jones squirm when David Duke talks about Zionists controlling banks, media, and government and killing innocent Palestinians.

Aug 18 13:04

Greek PM Tsipras to Move Parliamentary Vote on Reforms to House Summer Sessions

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is considering closing down the Greek Parliament plenary in order for the new reform bills to be voted during the parliamentary summer sessions, according to sources from the Maximos Mansion.

By closing down the House plenary, Tsipras avoids the vote of confidence option and subsequent early elections in September. Analysts say that the prime minister is aware that it is very unlikely that he would get the House vote of confidence. All opposition parties are against his decision to sign the third bailout and almost one third of his own party MPs have announced that they will not back him and the austerity memorandum he brought.

Aug 18 08:15

What the Latest Currency ‘War’ is All About

When the US embarks on perennial quantitative easing, that’s OK. When the EU does QE as well, that’s OK. But when the Bank of China decides it’s in the best interest of the nation to let the yuan go down a bit instead of infinitely up, that’s Armageddon.

An internationalized yuan established as a global reserve currency implies a "market-determined" exchange rate policy.

It took the Bank of China to devaluate the yuan on two consecutive days — moving within the 2 percent band that it’s allowed to — for the proverbial global financial banshees to go completely bonkers.

Forget the hysteria. The heart of the matter is that Beijing has stepped on the gas in a quite complex long game; to liberalize the yuan exchange rate; allow it to free float against the US dollar; and establish the yuan as a global reserve currency.

Aug 18 08:11

The Social Costs of Capitalism

The public subsidies provided to miners, loggers, and ranchers are as extravagant and as harmful to the public interest as the subsidies that the Federal Reserve and Treasury provide to the "banks too big to fail."

Few, if any, corporations absorb the full cost of their operations. Corporations shove many of their costs onto the environment, the public sector, and distant third parties.

Economists call these costs “external costs” or “social costs.” The mine made its profits by creating pollutants, the cost of which is borne by those who had no share in the profits.

Aug 18 08:07

British petition calls for Netanyahu to be arrested for war crimes

The petition, filed on the U.K. parliament petition website, was apparently inspired by an upcoming visit to London by Netanyahu for meetings with the government.

Thousands of U.K. residents have signed a petitiondemanding the arrest of Israeli Prime MinisterBenjamin Netanyahu for his war crimes against Gaza during last summer’s brutal offensive.

Given the large scale of support and attention, the U.K. government may be forced to publicly respond in the near future.

Aug 17 12:28

? Is US Policy Toward Russia and Ukraine Falling Apart?

? Growing signs that Europe is no longer united in following DC’s hawkish policies.

Aug 17 12:06

NATO Denies Preparing for War With Russia

Last week, the European Leadership Network (ELN) published a report claiming that NATO and Russia are both making active preparations for full-scale war, citing massive military exercises on the border, and US war-gaming on “sustained” wars in Eastern Europe.

NATO is officially “denying” this, but the rest of their statement reads less like a denial than like an attempt to shift the blame to Russia, insisting all their preparations are response to “Russian aggression,” and that the exercises actually “enhance security in response to growing Russian aggression.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Really, we don;t want war. They are MAKING us do it! Honest!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Aug 17 10:00

"One can no longer talk about, the contact line 'ALREADY ON - Front"

Russia is concerned about the aggravation of the situation in Donbass, because it looks like a sharpening preparations for broad military actions - said Sergey Lavrov.

Russian Foreign Minister said this at a joint press conference with his Iranian counterpart, Javad Zarif. It is pointed out:

"We are concerned about the situation on the fronts. Because he can no longer speak of the line of contact but on the front, unfortunately. "

The Russian minister pointed out that the conflicting parties had long since negotiate the demilitarization Širokina (settlement between Donetsk and Novoazovsk) and the deposition of the "line of contact" weapons with a caliber of 100 millimeters, but that this did not happen "because of the position of Kiev."

"We are very concerned about the development of the situation in recent days because everything looks very much like preparing for a new war activities".

Aug 17 09:16

German Company Set to Take Over Operations of 14 Greek Airports

Following the finalization of the third Greek bailout, privatizations and operation takeovers of Greek public assets are expected to recommence.

Greek newspaper “Kathimerini” reported that German Fraport AG and Slentel Ltd will soon complete the takeover of the operation of 14 Greek airports.

The agreement with the Greek state had been signed back in November 2014 under the previous Greek government. However the deal is yet to be finalized.

Aug 17 09:15

German Citizens Seek to Stop West-Russia Confrontation due Threat of WWIII

German Civil Rights Movement ‘Solidarität’ (Solidarity) has launched an online petition against the Third World War on its website. According to the activists, the US military provocations against Russia and China pose a serious threat to humanity.

Aug 17 07:23

Greek government on its 'last legs' while Angela Merkel faces growing rebellion in Berlin

Lawmakers voted to ratify a 30-page "Memorandum of Understanding" to keep the country in the eurozone for the next three years on Friday. But the terms of the deal, which roll back a number of key pledges from the anti-austerity government, have split the ruling party. Mr Tsipras failed to get the backing of at least 120 of his own MPs, a constitutional threshold that could oblige him to trigger a vote in his leadership.

In a detailed evisceration of the austerity measures demanded of Athens, former rebel finance minister Yanis Varoufakis denounced the MoU as reflecting "the Greek government’s humiliating capitulation".

"Greek sovereignty is being forfeited wholesale" he said.

Aug 16 04:37

Poles Oppose Flood of Ukrainians into their Country

The German media is reporting that Poles are outraged at the arrogance of the Ukrainians who continue to flood into their country, viewing Poland as the "reachable West". The Pole’s dissatisfaction is being extended to their government, "which is supporting total outsiders at the expense of Polish taxpayers ..."

Aug 16 03:48

After Contentious All-Nighter, Greece Bailout Approval Spurs Rebellion

In a development spurring calls for a new "anti-bailout movement," the Greek Parliament early Friday approved a controversial €85 billion financial rescue package—the country's third such bailout from foreign creditors in five years, and one that will require the Greek people to endure further cuts and austerity.

Aug 15 11:34

The Buried Canadian State Connection to ISIS

Brandon Martinez of Non-Aligned Media revisits a March 2015 scandal which exposed the direct connection between the pro-Zionist Harper regime in Ottawa and ISIS, and how the mainstream media refused to follow up on it.

He shines the spotlight on a curious incident which happened in Turkey and Canadian Government & Intelligence collaboration with ISIS.

Aug 15 10:47

‘Deal or war’: Is doomed dollar really behind Obama’s Iran warning?

This is not just about Iran. It is about other major world economies moving away from holding the US dollar as a means of doing business.

In his drastic prediction of war, one might assume that Obama is referring to Israel launching a preemptive military strike on Iran with the backing of US Republicans. Or that he is insinuating that Iran will walk from self-imposed restraints on its nuclear program to build a bomb, thus triggering a war.

But what could really be behind Obama’s dire warning of “deal or war” is another scenario – the collapse of the US dollar, and with that the implosion of the US economy.

That scenario was hinted at this week by US Secretary of State John Kerry. Speaking in New York on August 11, Kerry made the candid admission that failure to seal the nuclear deal could result in the US dollar losing its status as the top international reserve currency.

Aug 15 09:17

Sweden warns travellers against use of Iraqi Airways

The Swedish Transport Authority warned travellers not to use the Iraqi Airways after suspending its license to enter its airports for "not meeting safety demands," reported on Friday.

Aug 14 19:52

Video: Nazi Roots Of The EU Revealed

Lord Christopher Monckton talks about the nazi roots of the EU and how the UN is getting ready to introduce world govt in france this december.

Aug 14 15:01

Greek parliament approves austerity filled bailout deal from creditors

The Greek parliament has approved a draft law enacting a third bailout plan. The votes of opposition MPs were crucial for the legislation to pass after the debate dragged out through the night and well into the morning.

Aug 14 14:37

Will the Germans Derail the Tentative Greek Third Bailout?

As a result of my suffering from a case of Greek deal burnout, you are getting a short assessment of the state of play. But in the spirit of the saying attributed to Pascal, that he wrote a long letter because he didn't have time to make it shorter, my uncharacteristic brevity on this topic will hopefully be a boon.

Aug 14 13:35

Moldova 2015: from Government to Government

As far as attention is concerned, in 2014-2015 the Ukrainian crisis has overshadowed many other critical events in the post-Soviet space. Nevertheless, the events in Moldova have kept analysts glued to the country, not only in the context of Ukraine and Transnistria but also because of the country’s dramatic domestic politics.
Until recently, Moldova was seen as the frontrunner in the race to the European Union, among other things within the Eastern Partnership program, having demonstrated the top results in the integration contest. In fact, Chisinau was the first country to be granted a visa-free regime – a major achievement in its quest for Europe.

Aug 14 10:25

Polish EP Member Plans Crimea Visit, Calls for More Trade With Russia

Polish EP member Janusz Ryszard Korwin-Mikke reportedly is following in the footsteps of a French delegation that visited the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Polish member of the European Parliament Janusz Ryszard Korwin-Mikke is following in the footsteps of a French delegation that visited the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea last month, the Russian Izvestia newspaper reports.

"I consider the French parliamentarians’ trip to Crimea the right step because it recognizes the current legal status of Crimea, since the peninsula has indeed become part of the Russian Federation. I am all for such a trip and I will try to carry it out," Korwin-Mikke told Izvestiya on Friday.

Aug 14 10:16

As Greek Bailout Deal Passes, Alexis Tsipras Faces Rebellion

The Greek Parliament approved an international loan deal early Friday that the government needs to avoid defaulting on a debt payment next week. But the all-night debate and a growing rebellion within Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’s leftist Syriza party seemed to have pushed his coalition closer to spinning apart.

The dissent may force Mr. Tsipras to soon call for a vote of confidence in his government.

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Which he will not survive.

Aug 14 08:48

The Refugees Are Coming!!!

Palaces, theatres, railroads, hospitals and parks in that rich country are built on broken skeletons and restless specters, on lakes of blood and shameless theft.

Then, when one looted country after another begins to sink, when there is nothing left there, when children begin dying from hunger and when men commence fighting each other over tiny boulders and dirty pieces of turf, pathetic boats, or dinghies, begin crossing the waterways, bringing half starved, half-mad refugees to the European sea-fronts decorated with marble.

What a horrifying sight! As if a woman, her hair waving in disarray, her lips broken, comes begging a man who raped her after killing her husband – begging for shelter and at least some work and piece of bread. She decided to abandon all her pride, because her children are sick and starving, because it is either this, or death.

That is what you reduced the world to, Europe – you, and your huge, insatiable offspring – North America!

Aug 14 07:47

Greek Parliament Approves Third Bailout As Tsipras Support Tumbles, Snap Elections Imminent

In terms of numbers, the rebel faction within Syriza is now up to 42, with 43 being seen as the threshold beyond which Tsipras has no choice but to call elections. In other words the Tsipras government now hangs in the fate of just one person.

Aug 14 05:25

Jimmy Carter Has Cancer

“In ‘A Full Life,’ Jimmy Carter at 90 remains a wise truth teller”.

His announcement was candid and truthful.

The cancer first identified in his liver, has “spread to other parts of his body”. He expects to hang around for a while; his travel schedule is only cut back, not canceled. How long will a “while” last? We will just have to wait and see.

The pending freedom of both Israelis and Palestinians from the bondage of conflict, owes a great deal to this man.

Aug 13 15:51

‘We don’t want to be a mere buffer zone’: New polish president calls for more NATO troops

Andrzej Duda, new Polish president, has called on the NATO countries to deploy more troops as well as create new permanent military bases in his country and other Central Europe saying Poland does not want to be a “buffer zone.”

Duda, elected in May, criticized the alliance for not effectively adjusting itself to the recent Russia’s “imperialist actions” in Georgia and Ukraine as well as for treating his country as a “buffer zone” rather than an equal NATO member.

“We do not want to be the buffer zone. We want to be the real eastern flank of the alliance … Today, when we look at the dispersion of bases …?then the borderline is Germany,” the conservative Polish President told The Financial Times.

Aug 13 13:04

Greek lawmakers discuss bailout bill, aiming for vote ahead of Friday eurozone meeting

The Greek government defended its new bailout program in tumultuous parliamentary sessions Thursday, as Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras faced a rebellion in his governing Syriza party ahead of a vote on the deal.

Aug 13 12:51

US Holds Secret Talks With Russia on Middle East Behind EU’s Back

High-ranking Russian and US military officials are holding “secret negotiations” to reduce tensions between Russia and NATO, Spanish news website reported, citing anonymous European intelligence sources.

Aug 13 12:40

Ukraine is bringing reinforcements, announced that it has no intention of withdrawing heavy weapons

UKRAINE Army announced: no withdrawal of heavy artillery from the dividing line for "tightening world situation along the line of contact."

This had to be expected. Even the fact that Kiev has not even tried to even explain his no?ešnje attacks "along the line of contact." Or: "escalation" that I planned, provoked and carried out.

This is a sure sign that Kiev intends to continue fighting the war.

Despite last night's mass-market applications howitzers, heavy mortars and multiple rocket launchers lasted "only" up to 3 hours after midnight and had no offensive Morning extension on either side.

Reference will be a night to come. It will show whether Kiev, which has behind the Americans andNATO , decided for right or escalation will take another day "night artillery preparation". Only at a higher level than in recent weeks.

Aug 13 12:23

The True Cause Of Greece’s Economic Failure——An Omnivorous State, Not Lazy Workers

In the course of the Greek crisis, animosities between creditor countries like Germany and Greece didn’t take long to surface. They were fired up in the tabloid press, which was quick to revive various stereotypes. In Greece, Germans soon found themselves compared to their Nazi predecessors, while German tabloids inter alia complained sotto voce about those allegedly “lazy Southerners”.

Aug 13 10:01

Clarke and Dawe - Understanding Grexit

Aug 13 09:53

Women's urinals spark controversy in Austria

In Salzburg, Austria, women will soon be able to learn how to use urinals in public restrooms.
The first few urinals for women were installed in 2002, but in 13 years, women have hardly ever used them. Now local officials and urinal makers are going to install new ones, the cost of which goes up to 21,000 euros, The Local reports.
The manufacturers of alternative toilets said that they were disappointed with the reaction of the female population to their products. According to them, women do not need to contact the urinals when using them.
In addition, urinals use less water than conventional toilet bowls. Nevertheless, Salzburg women said that they were not going to use urinals in public toilets. The devices force women take an uncomfortable position, whereas some women take them for men's rooms and do not go to the ladies' rooms where women's urinals are installed.

Aug 13 08:54

British Government Racism - Europe's Shame?

Britain's top "diplomat", Foreign Office Minister Philip Hammond has accused "marauding" migrants - the desperate, dispossessed, bereaved, orphaned children even, attempting to reach the UK, where many have relatives, contacts or speak the language - of threatening Britain and Europe's "standard of living."
In a racist rant he told the BBC: "Europe can't protect itself and preserve its standard of living and social structure if it has to absorb millions of migrants from Africa." Ironically, Hammond before becoming an MP was an advisor to the government of Malawi. Since he clearly holds Africa in such contempt, perhaps Malawi should consider asking for a refund.
Hammond spoke just days after Prime Minister David Cameron described those seeking safety and succour not as a humanitarian catastrophe but as "swarms."

Aug 13 08:00

Europe in crisis: everyone from Putin to ordinary savers is stockpiling gold

European investors snapped up gold bars and coins at a rapid pace in the second quarter as turmoil in Greece threatened to push the country out of the eurozone.

The World Gold Council (WGC) said demand in Europe for the precious metal rose sharply in the three months to June compared with the same quarter last year amid rapid buying of bullion, even as global demand fell by 12pc to a six-year low of 915 tonnes.

The increase in Europe was led by Germany, where sales of bars and coins rose 24pc to 24.1 tonnes in the second quarter. Demand in Austria and Switzerland also rose sharply, according to the WGC's quarterly trends report.

Aug 13 06:18

Greeks Ditch Euro For Alternative Currencies As Parliament Votes On Bailout

The Greek parliament is expected to meet on Thursday for a final vote on the country's new €86 billion aid package. PM Alexis Tsipras, with the help of opposition lawmakers, will likely succeed in passing the draft, which includes some 40 new laws. Meanwhile, Greeks are increasingly staging Grexits of their own by eschewing the euro in favor of alternative payments systems.

Aug 12 17:19

Global Justice Now statement on Greek Bailout

Social justice group Global Justice Now have slammed the conditions imposed on Greece as part of its latest ‘bailout’ package. Campaigners say the programme is not simply misguided, but an attempt to ‘create a corporate paradise in the Mediterranean’, regardless of the level of suffering that entails.

Aug 12 15:10

Italian Bond Futures Flash-Crash Into Close

Aug 12 13:28

Representatives of Chisinau, Tiraspol to meet on August 13 to intensify talks

Moldova’s Deputy Prime Minister Viktor Osipov will try to intensify the talks on the resolution of the Transdniestrian conflict during a meeting with Transdniestria’s Vice-Premier and Foreign Minister Nina Shtanski. The press service of the Bureau of Reintegration of the Moldovan government said on Wednesday that the meeting would take place on August 3 at the representative office of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in Tiraspol.
Participants in the "five plus two" negotiation format (Moldova, Transdniestria, the OSCE, Russia, Ukraine and observers from the EU and the United States) have been invited to the meeting as well.
"The Moldovan delegation hopes that the meeting organized after a long lapse will demonstrate the prospects for intensifying the dialogue," the press service said.

Aug 12 12:17

WikiLeaks Announces €100,000 Bounty For Secret TTIP Documents

By Star Fox

Wikileaks on Tuesday launched a crowd-funded campaign to raise €100,000 to be used to reward the person or group that leaks the secretive documents that make up the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

As of Wednesday afternoon (ET) the campaign has already raised 47% of its goal...

Aug 12 10:34

NATO Braces for Possible Military Conflict With Russia - Think-Tank

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and Russia are bracing for a possible military confrontation, a European defense think-tank policy analysis revealed Wednesday.

“Russia is preparing for a conflict with NATO, and NATO is preparing for a possible confrontation with Russia,” the European Leadership Network (ELN) brief stated.

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"It's all Russia's fault! It's all Russia's fault! It's all Russia's fault! It's all Russia's fault! It's all Russia's fault! It's all Russia's fault! It's all Russia's fault! It's all Russia's fault! It's all Russia's fault! It's all Russia's fault!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Aug 12 10:15

NATO, Russia war games fuel risk of war, think tank warns

The increase in the scale and number of military exercises being undertaken by NATO and Russia is raising the danger of armed conflict in Europe, a think tank warned Wednesday.

Ian Kearns, director of the London-based European Leadership Network, told The Associated Press that the war games "are contributing to a climate of mistrust."

Kearns is one of the co-authors of an ELN study which looked in detail at two military exercises held this year by Russia and NATO and found signs that "Russia is preparing for a conflict with NATO, and NATO is preparing for a possible confrontation with Russia."

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Of course, the purpose of these games is to provoke Russia, but Putin is too intelligent a leader to fall for this.

So in the next escalation, watch for NATO or the US to create some kind of false flag action to be blamed upon Russia, and the war will be on.

However, those in the US military and NATO may be in real denial about the current state of the Russian military, its tools, and its training.

The US government should think very carefully about engaging Russia militarily right now, because the US military doesn't have the money, the manufacturing, or the troop strength to ensure a positive outcome to a military strike against Russia.

Just because we outspend Russia on weaponry is utterly zero guarantee that these weapons will live up to they hype in real-world combat, and there 's, as Will Shakespeare said, the rub. Take a look at the F-35, if you want a cautionary tale about US military spending versus combat worthiness.

Aug 12 10:00

Israeli Banks flipping out over looming European boycott

The Israeli newspaper Ma’ariv (Hebrew) has a splashing headline today warning that Israeli banks are preparing for a “political-economic tsunami” due to the possibility of an impending European boycott. Unsurprisingly, the banks – Israel’s largest – have been holding meetings amongst themselves to prepare for this tsunami, albeit “quietly and under the radar”.

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