Dec 03 15:04

Greek capital brought to a standstill as workers strike against austerity

Protesters marched through the streets of Athens on Thursday as over two-and-a-half-million workers took part in a general strike that has brought public services to a standstill.

The 24-hour walkout is in response to Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’ acceptance of a new package of austerity measures by the country’s lenders, that includes a total overhaul of the social security and pension system.

Dec 03 13:54

Greek plane carrying deported migrants turned away by Pakistan

Pakistan on Thursday turned back a Greek chartered plane carrying alleged illegal immigrants amid a diplomatic standoff between the two countries over the fate of thousands of Pakistani immigrants in Greece.

Dec 03 12:41

Syria - Ukraine - Albania: Is "Greater Albania" the next tool of the US and Turkey?

If someone naively believes that the the help of US and NATO managed to solve something or regulate things in the Balkans, then the is deeply mistaken. At first glance, the situation is relatively calm. However, smoldering embers can ignite a new fire at any moment... Firstly, there is external support from certain powers who are interested in an explosion... Secondly, Albania is an extremely “criminalized” state. The local mafia, based on close family ties, is now recognized as one of the strongest in Europe. Its main source of income is drugs. Albania is a transit point between between Afghanistan and Turkey and Europe and the USA. The Albanian mafia actively participated in the Kosovo conflict and has established links with many terrorist organizations, including the Islamic State. Lastly, Albania is a Muslim country. It should never be forgotten that religion, for local activists, is only a means to an end, and this is one which, as is known, justifies everything.

Dec 03 12:11

Moldovan parliament allows national army to take part in EU military operations

Moldova’s parliament has given consent to the use of the national army in military operations under the auspices of the European Union as provided by the association agreement of 2014. The parliament passed relevant amendments on Thursday. The opposition subjected this bill to criticism saying it violated the country’s neutral status established in the Moldovan constitution. "As for the United Nations and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), the situation is clear, since they are international organizations. But the European Union is a different thing, as it is a group of states. You have put an equal mark between them. Isn’t that a violation of the country’s neutrality?," Oleg Lipski, a lawmaker with the Party of Socialists, said. The opposition Party of Communists also voted against the bill, which however was passed by the majority of votes from pro-European parties. Under the constitution, Moldova is an off-bloc, neutral state.

Dec 03 10:06

The Jewish “Schindlers”

With the season of good will around the corner, now is time when many people’s thoughts turn to helping others — and some shrewd operators have not been slow to realise that in the chaos of the forced “Syrian refugee” migration into the west, there are huge amounts of money to be made.

The crisis presents an almost irresistible combination of exploitable elements — pictures of suffering children, government and law enforcement chaos and a gullible public who seem willing to believe anything.

Dec 03 10:01


As the war in Syria enters its fifth year with no end in site, it’s easy to forget about the world’s “other” proxy conflict, that which is still unfolding in Ukraine.

You might remember Ukraine as yet another example of US intervention gone horribly awry. Indeed, this was but another instance of Washington stepping in to support “democratic” protests on the way to bringing about regime change. Just three months after a dramatic visit to Maidan Square by the Senate’s favorite warhawk John McCain, Russian-backed President Viktor Yanukovych was unceremoniously ousted.

Unfortunately, the democratic utopia that America figured was inevitable didn’t take shape (just like it didn’t take shape after Gaddafi in Libya or after Saddam in Iraq) and now, Ukraine is mired in civil war as Russian-backed separatists battle Kiev’s US-backed regulars and a handful of nationalist militias.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Bloomberg is lying outright in that last paragraph.

When Yanukovych was unceremoniously dumped last year, courtesy of the US, the IMF, and the Soros Foundation, Crimea realized that there was no legitimate government in Kiev.

Crimea then, in a free and fair election, asked its citizens as to whether they wanted to rejoin the Russian Federation; the citizens voted to do this, and Russia allowed Crimea to join the Russian Federation. It was clear, clean, and no "annexation" whatsoever took place.

Also, Bloomberg's alleged "fact checkers" (who must have been asleep when this story was vetted) missed the reality that until the mid-fifties, Crimea HAD been a part of Russia; it was annexed by Khrushchev, himself a native Ukrainian, as part of the Ukraine.

Dec 03 09:14

Sweden mulls bid to close bridge to Denmark

The Swedish government wants to be able to close the road bridge connecting Sweden to Denmark if the country's record refugee influx continues, according to a legislative proposal.

Dec 03 08:47

EU Parliament President Schulz: 'The Situation in Europe Is Extremely Concerning'

In an interview, European Parliament President Martin Schulz says he is more concerned about the state of the European Union than he has ever been. Solidarity, he believes, is eroding and nation-state parochialism is on the rise.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The agendas are clashing into each other!

Dec 03 08:36

EU plan to scrap free travel zone: Leaked documents says Schengen zone could be suspended for two years under emergency plans to deal with the migrant crisis

The European Union’s border-free travel zone could be suspended for two years under emergency plans in response to the migrant crisis.

Leaked documents show EU leaders are planning to bring back checkpoints across the continent.

The radical change, which will allow countries to restore controls for two years rather than the six months currently permitted, will be debated by interior ministers in Brussels tomorrow.

Dec 03 08:35

Riots in Calais migrant camp that houses 4,500: Police fire water cannon and tear gas as they try to control 200 people incited by British anarchists

British anarchists are encouraging migrants in the ‘Jungle’ camp to riot, claim French police.

Officers last night fired water cannon and tear gas at 200 migrants as they tried to get control amid anger over attempts to clear the 4,500-strong camp.

French authorities say extremist political activists from Britain who are against all border controls have been inciting the violence.

Dec 03 07:20

CIA agent: They gave us millions to dismember Yugoslavia

Dec 02 18:19


"Henceforth no Jew, no matter under what name, will be allowed to remain here without my written permission. I know of no other troublesome plague within the state than this race, which impoverished the people by their fraud, usury and money-lending and commits all deeds which an honorable man despises. Subsequently they have to be removed and excluded from here as much as possible."

- Queen Maria Theresa

40 year reign / Sovereign of Austria, Hungary, Croatia, Bohemia, Mantua, Milan, Lodomeria and Galicia, the Austrian Netherlands and Parma

Dec 02 11:58

NATO Discussing Ways to Provoke Russia Further

On Tuesday and Wednesday, NATO foreign ministers are meeting in Brussels on the pretext of “work(ing) on further measures to assure Turkey’s security,” and related issues, based on a nonexistent Russian threat.

It sounds like a bad joke, except issues at stake are deadly serious, Russia-bashing featured in all NATO meetings, Erdogan’s well-planned act of aggression complicit with Washington called self-defense, Secretary-General Stoltenberg saying:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Maybe we could say Putin's dog is really ugly, or his mother dresses him funny!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Dec 02 11:33

Russian aggression the focus of NATO meeting in Brussels

The United States and its NATO allies struggled Tuesday to come up with a clear message to send Russia at a time of conflicting concerns in Europe and the Middle East.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Russian aggression?" Which nation has bombed 7 countries into rubble these last 14 years? Which nation continues to try to overthrow elected governments and install puppet rulers? Russia is not the aggressor. The United States is!

Dec 02 09:02

The Nuremberg Principles

Can you smell the putrid aroma of bloody hypocrisy emanting from Foggy Bottom!

The main legal principles from the Nuremberg Trials were later declared general principles of international law by the United Nations: the “Nuremberg Principles.” With these principles, in 1950 the international community of nations demanded for the first time that crimes against international law should no longer go unpunished. From now on, no one should be above the law. The Nuremberg Trials and Nuremberg Principles thus laid the foundation for modern international criminal law.

Dec 02 08:33

Greek Defense Ministry confirms Russian Su-24M bomber was downed in Syrian airspace

The Russian Sukhoi Su-24M bomber was brought down by the Turkish Air Force in Syrian airspace, Greek Minister of National Defense Panos Kammenos said in an interview to the Mega TV channel on Wednesday, TASS reported.

"The attack (on Su-24M) took place in Syrian airspace. This is beyond doubt," he said. "The Turkish side knows that, otherwise Ankara would ask to invoke Article 5 of the NATO Charter, requesting the Alliance’s help."

"This is undoubtedly a military action in the territory of another state," Kammenos said. "But even more important point is the murder of the pilot, who was shot dead by members of the Turkish extremist group Grey Wolves."

Asked which side Greece should take, as a NATO member, the minister said - "the truth".

Dec 02 07:11

Head of French military intelligence on the real trouble with NATO

“The real difficulty with NATO is that the American intel is in preponderance there, while the French intel is more or less taken for granted, hence the importance for us to supply the NATO commanders with enough information of French origin.

NATO announced that the Russians were going to invade Ukraine, the while that according to our information at the DRM (Direction du Renseignement Militaire), there was nothing to support this hypothesis — we had in fact stated that the Russians had not deployed either command nor the logistics, that would permit envisaging a military invasion, notably field hospitals, and that the second-line units had been exhibiting no movement.

The outcome demonstrated that we got it right, since, if any Russian soldiers had been sighted in Ukraine, it would have been a matter of a pressuring maneouvre on Ukrainian president Poroshenko than of any prelude to an invasion."

Dec 02 06:57

Lebanese Official Claims To Breitbart: NATO ‘Okayed’ Turkey’s Downing Of Russian Jet

“The Turks cannot afford to shoot down a Russian plane, being a member of NATO, without asking the permission of NATO. They have to ask NATO. It’s NATO,” said Jumblatt, a member of parliament and leader of Lebanon’s Progressive Socialist Party.

Jumblatt is considered the leader of Lebanon’s historic Druze community.

“I know that this jet was shot down by the Turks and directly [by] the Cold War between NATO and Russia,” Jumblatt added.

Asked to confirm whether he was accusing NATO of approving Turkey’s downing of the Russian jet, Jumblatt replied:

“I think so, because such a major action cannot be taken on a local level. A Turkish level. Because so many times the Turkish airspace was violated. Now this is something else. It’s a new dimension in international politics.”

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Dec 01 16:46

Paris suicide bomber trained to shoot at French police gun club – report

One of the gunman involved in the attack on the Bataclan theater during the Paris terror assaults learned to shoot at a French police shooting club. It emerged that Samy Amimour, who had no criminal record at the time, enrolled in a course in 2011.

Dec 01 13:52

Greeks Told To Declare Cash "Under The Mattress", Jewelry And Precious Stones

When earlier today we read a report in the Greek Enikonomia, according to which Greek taxpayers would be forced to declare all cash "under the mattress" (including inside) or boxes that contain more than 15,000 euros as well as jewelry and precious stones (including gold) worth over 30,000 euros, starting in 2016, we assumed this has to be some early April fools joke or a mistake.

After all, this would be merely the first step toward full-blown asset confiscation, conducted so many times by insolvent governments throughout history, once the government cracks down on those who made a "mistake" in their asset declaration form or simply refuse to fill such a declaration, thereby making all their assets eligible for government confiscation.

It was not a joke.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The last official act of any government is to loot the nation.

And yes, it will happen here. It is inevitable. The common people are always made to pay for all the mistakes of the government.

Dec 01 13:07

Meanwhile In Kosovo's Parliament...

While Americans are used to tears (and jeers) in The Capitol as politicians go about their 'business', none of that compares to the behavior of lawmakers in Kosovo this morning.

As The Irish Times reports, three opposition lawmakers were arrested in Kosovo on Monday amid chaotic scenes in parliament, filled once more with tear gas in a fresh protest against an accord with former master Serbia.

Dec 01 12:33

14,000 Refugees Due for Deportation from Sweden Have Completely Disappeared

Unfortunately the police lack the manpower to enforce the deportation orders, since many of them have been sent to conduct border security. That border security is also failing, since officers are only allowed to make spot checks, and can’t profile people by appearances. Even when they do successfully catch and deport someone trying to sneak in, their country of origin often refuses to let them go back home.
In other words, nations like Sweden have passed the point of no return.

Dec 01 12:22

ECB & The Failed QE Stimulus

Dec 01 10:44

Protesters of Moldova’s unification with Romania hold rally in Chisinau

Some 100 people took part in a rally supporting the Moldova’s sovereignty in the Republic’s capital Chisinau, the organizers said on Tuesday. The rally took place near the Romanian Embassy on the day when Romania celebrates the Unity Day in order to demonstrate the unwillingness of the Moldovans majority to unite with neighboring Romania. "We made contact in social networks and created the 'I want to live in Moldova' initiative group, uniting people with similar points of view," activist Tatiana Gogu said. "They consider Moldova is sovereign country that does not need unification with Romania." According to her, some politicians suppose Moldova is unable to overcome current crisis without the help of Romania, which recently entered the European Union. According to numerous public opinion polls, not more than 10-15% of Moldovans support the idea of their country’s unification with Romania whereas this project enjoys support from about 68% of Romanians.

Dec 01 10:34

Moldova arrests paramilitaries who 'planned pro-Russian uprising'

Crimea chose to be a part of Russia some time ago and segments of Ukraine, namely the Donetsk People's Republic, have also been fighting to be enfolded back into Russia.

More recently, police in Moldova claim to have busted a conspiracy by members of a paramilitary group who allegedly planned to attack several cities and establish a separatist pro-Russian enclave in Moldova, reports.

Dec 01 09:44

Norway Thinks Russian Vodka and Sex Are Threatening Its Security

So that's why the world still needs NATO...

Dec 01 09:43

ABSURD: Crash Course for 12 Year Old Czechs to ‘Resist Russian Propaganda’!

Europeans no longer know what to believe, as any statement that differs from those in the mainstream media is immediately labelled Russian propaganda. Even the statement: “The first person who flew into space, was Yuri Gagarin” or “the first person, who walked in space, was Alexei Leonov”, will be taken for Russian propaganda... The Czech Republic is even teaching high school students (12-19 years old) how to spot and resist Russian propaganda. A draft directive and training course was spawned by a prominent NGO “Man in Need” (Clovék v tísní). As part of a project titled “One World in Schools”, the program slated for 600 schools in Bohemia and Moravia defines Russian propaganda, its purpose and tools, in five lectures corresponding to the modern issues it supposedly tackles. Each lecture includes a video or a fragment of a broadcast or movie, texts, learning objectives and a list of the basic concepts associated with them...

Dec 01 09:35

Global Protests Demand Climate Justice as World Leaders Open Pivotal Paris Summit

More than half a million people took part in rallies around the world ahead of today’s opening of the 21st United Nations Climate Change Summit in Paris.

Dec 01 09:14

Italians to spend €150m ... snooping on PS4 jabber

Italian counter-terror agents are to monitor Sony's PlayStation Network for jihadi chatter, according to the nation's justice minister, following alarmingly silly reports that a PS4 was used to coordinate the terrorist attacks in Paris.

Dec 01 09:14

Putin Reveals ISIS Funded by 40 Countries, Including G20 Members

Antalya, Turkey – Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced that he has shared intelligence with the other G20 member states, which reveals the 40 countries from which ISIS finances the majority of their terrorist activities. The list reportedly included a number of G20 countries.

Dec 01 08:46

East European states intend to block Nord Stream 2 project

The European Commission (EC) has received a letter from eastern European states on their intention to block the Nord Stream 2 project, European Commission energy spokesperson Anna-Kaisa Itkonen said on Tuesday. "Yes, I can confirm that we’ve received the letter," she said. According to Itkonen, the EC will consider and offer a response. "We’ll offer a response to it just like to any other letter we receive," she said. On Monday the Financial Times reported that nine countries of central and eastern Europe, led by Poland and Slovakia, are petitioning to block the construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, which allegedly undermines the EU’s energy security.

Dec 01 06:17

Thousands in Europe protest against bombing Syria

The anti-war movement was reenergized this week in Europe, as thousands of protesters demonstrated against bombing campaigns in Syria that have recently been suggested by governments in the NATO alliance

Dec 01 00:06

Iranian Supreme Leader Sends Crucial Message to World Audience on Terrorism

People at zerohedge are questioning the authenticity of this letter.

For those of a cynical persuasion, it’s difficult to ignore the similarities between Islamic State’s brand of puritanical Islam and Saudi Arabia’s propagation of Wahhabism. Put simply, indoctrinating the masses with an ultra orthodox ideal that breeds intolerance sows the seeds of extremism and on that score, Riyadh and Raqqa are really no different.

To the Youth in Western Countries,

The bitter events brought about by blind terrorism in France have once again, moved me to speak to you young people. For me, it is unfortunate that such incidents would have to create the framework for a conversation, however the truth is that if painful matters do not create the grounds for finding solutions and mutual consultation, then the damage caused will be multiplied.

Nov 30 14:09

Bankers Reap Forfeited Souls As Millions Turn to Prostitution: “Viagra Costs 4x The Cost of P***y”

At one level, it pure economics. The Greek people have been squeezed. Their economy has been sold at auction, and everything is breaking down. In tandem, Greece is seeing a spike in prostitution at such a skyrocketing rate and a shocking decline of human value:

Paul Craig Roberts writes:

The plummeting living standards forced on the Greek people by German chancellor Merkel and the European banks have forced large numbers of young Greek women into prostitution. The large increase in the supply of women offering sexual services has dropped the price to 4 euros an hour. That’s $4.24, enough for a cheese pie or a sandwich, the value that bankster-imposed austerity has placed on an hour’s use of a woman’s body. The half hour price is $2.12. They don’t even get the minimum wage.


Nov 30 12:15

Israel acting like a child ... again.

Nov 30 12:10

Bankster Capitalism At Work

snip: The loans were made to corrupt Greek governments who were paid bribes by the lenders to accept the loans, and the proceeds often were used for purchases from the country from which the loan originated. For example, Greek governments were paid bribes to borrow money from German or other foreign banks in order to purchase German submarines. It is through this type of corruption that the Greek debt grew.

Nov 30 11:33

Big Oil, TTIP and the Scramble for Europe

If sanctioned, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) would be the biggest trade deal ever seen. Yet the public continue to be kept in the dark about it. Large corporations have been granted privileged access to officials and have been allowed to shape the talks agenda from the outset. Throughout the process, organisations representing the public and civil society have been sidelined. The public has had to rely on leaks or resort to freedom of information law and heavily redacted documents to try to understand what is happening behind closed doors.

Nov 30 11:13

Visa-free travel to US for EU citizens feared as loophole for jihadists

US President Obama says there is no current terror threat to the United States. Despite that, last week the US suspended a programme allowing Syrian and Iraqi refugees to come to America - over security concerns.

Nov 30 11:03

‘Bonkers Bureaucracy’: EU new law on how to use candles

Modern times and the massive issues facing Europe demand careful and insightful decision-making from the continent’s leaders.

Nov 30 09:44

CIA AGENT: Millions have been spent to break up Yugoslavia

Robert Baer, a former CIA agent, says that millions of dollars were spent to smash the former Yugoslavia. When I arrived in January 1991 in Sarajevo task was to spread false information that the Serbian terrorists are about to attack the city, and thus to create panic, says Baer. Baer claims that then he and his colleagues received millions of dollars to influence politicians and the break-up of Yugoslavia.

- We bribed parties and politicians who incited hatred among nations - said Baer. He pointed out that a US senator during the war in B&H said that Srebrenica will be the main news on the world's front pages.

- He even told us that we have already established contact with the media - said Baer.

The former CIA agent, was arrested several times in recent years for revealing state secrets. He has published several books about the CIA, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.

Nov 30 08:11

Work on Extension of EU Sanctions on Russia May Start Within Two Weeks

The Committee of Permanent Representatives in the European Union will start preparing proposals on prolongation of anti-Russia economic sanctions, presumably for another six months, in the next two weeks, sources close to EU heads of state told RIA Novosti Sunday.

Nov 30 07:19

Labeling row fallout: Israel suspends contacts with EU in Palestinian peace process

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered the Foreign Ministry to suspend contacts with the EU over the Israel-Palestinian peace process because of the bloc’s decision to label goods produced in Israeli settlements in the West Bank.

Nov 30 07:12

Putin’s Options To End American World Dominance

This American government (Bush-Cheney-Obama) is the most incompetent government that has ever walked the earth. Those people don’t have any sense at all. Just look at what they’ve done. In 14 years they’ve destroyed 7 countries, killed millions of people, and displaced millions of people. And where are those displaced people? They are overrunning Europe… Does Putin need to do anything? We’re doing it all for him. So he doesn’t need to do anything. He’s not going to attack anybody. What does he need to attack anybody for? The idiot Americans are destroying themselves and their allies. This is an amazing fiasco.”

Nov 30 03:20

EU, Turkey may abolish entry visas in autumn 2016 — EC president

The European Union and Turkey may abolish entry visas in the autumn of 2016 if all criteria for that are met, President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker said on Sunday after an emergency EU-Turkey migration summit. He said visa liberalization depended on readmission. If all the requirements were met, it would take place in the autumn of 2016, he said.

Nov 29 21:23

Iranian Supreme Leader Sends Crucial Message to World Audience on Terrorism

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei released an important message to the world youth on global terrorism, including the recent terrorist attacks in Paris.
Here is the full text of the letter:
In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful

To the Youth in Western Countries,
Today, there are very few people who are uninformed about the role of the United States of America in creating, nurturing and arming al-Qaeda, the Taliban and their inauspicious successors. Besides this direct support, the overt and well-known supporters of takfiri terrorism- despite having the most backward political systems- are standing arrayed as allies of the west while the most pioneering, brightest and most dynamic democrats in the region are suppressed mercilessly.
The other side of these contradictory policies is seen in supporting the state terrorism of Israel.

Nov 29 13:07

Between a terrorist Duke, SREL, the Mi-6, and sanctions: the anti-Atlanticist Jean-Claude Juncker

A new president of the European Comission has appeared. Jean-Calude Juncker has replaced the Russophobe Barroso. I have decided to inform readers of what can be expected from this player on the European political scene. Compared with Barroso, he’s a darling. And the fact that Cameron (the faithful poodle of Washington” fiercely hates him adds dramatically do his points. It is worth recalling that each politician has his own price and his own vulnerability, so the new leader of the Eurocommission could “raise someone else’s flag” at any time, but at the present moment Juncker is from the flesh of “old European business,” i.e., it is most likely that his only true loyalty (insofar as he is capable of loyalty) belongs to the holders of offshore accounts in Luxembourg (for those who understand what it means to have accounts in Luxembourg, not the British Virgin Islands, Zurich, or Zug)...

Nov 29 09:59

Sultan Erdogan's War on...Russia

Let's cut to the chase. The notion that Turkey's downing of a Russian Su-24 by a made in USA F-16 was carried out without either a green light or at least pre-arranged "support" from Washington invites suspension of disbelief.

Turkey is a mere vassal state, the eastern arm of NATO, which is the European arm of the Pentagon. The Pentagon already issued a denial — which, considering their spectacular record of strategic failures cannot be taken at face value. Plausibly, this might have been a power play by the neocon generals who run the Pentagon, allied with the neocon-infested Obama administration.

The privileged scenario though is of a vassal Turkey led by Sultan Erdogan risking a suicide mission out of its own, current, desperation.

Nov 29 09:54


Since the US started the regime dominoes falling in Kiev in February 2014, the Polish regime has already toppled, and the French one is doomed – President Francois Hollande will be defeated by every one of the candidates now running to succeed him, including Marine Le Pen of the National Front. The British Prime Minister David Cameron can postpone his day of reckoning, but on the margins of Europe, not inside. The German Chancellor Angela Merkel has less time, fewer supporters. When Merkel topples, she will take the European Union (EU) into the shambles with her.

Nov 29 09:53

POSSIBLE BEX - Putin Orders Complete Destruction Of Turkish President, Family And Government

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) is reporting today that President Putin has authorized an unprecedented “asymmetric warfare” action, to include “war by proxy”, to destroy the family and government of Turkish President Recep Erdogan in retaliation for the deliberate downing of an Aerospace Forces Sukhoi Su-24M bomber aircraft on 24 November over Syria in a bid to prevent a larger war with the nation of Turkey as a whole.

Nov 29 08:58

Meanwhile In Greece, The Price Of A Prostitute Drops To €4 Per Hour

They sell sex for a piece of bread – so to say – “in order to eat or cover basic needs and extra expenses as they have no money,” The Times and Lazos on The Times claim. “80% of prostitutes in Greece are Greek women aged 17 to 20”. The price for sex has dramatically decreased from €50 euro for 60 minutes down to “€2 for half an hour.“

Nov 29 08:56

Europe Will Pay Turkey €3 Billion To Halt Refugee Exodus

In the aftermath of last week's dramatic events in Turkey, one would expect that the "democratic, humanistic" western countries would at least issue a harsh condemnation of Erdogan's behavior. That won't happen: instead, the European Union will pay Turkey $3.2 billion to help it stop the flow of refugees to Europe from the conflict in Syria, 2.2 million of whom are currently in Turkey and to prevent Europe's worst refugee crisis from getting even worse.

Nov 29 08:42

Deutsche Bank Stops Taking On Some Clients During Review

While the review is under way, the bank will “suspend the on-boarding of new clients and the introduction of new products to existing clients in certain locations that have higher risk weightings,” Cryan said in a staff memo posted on the bank’s website late Friday. The Frankfurt-based lender said it won’t begin to work with new customers until it has completed all procedures requiring the bank to know its clients.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There continue to be indications that Deutsche Bank is in serious trouble and may be bankrupt.

Nov 28 20:19

Meet the man who funds ISIS: the son of Turkey’s President, Bilal Erdogan

The son of Turkey’s president (and thus, the father) is the silent mastermind who has been responsible for converting millions of barrels of Syrian Oil into hundreds of millions of dollars of Islamic State revenue.

Russia’s Sergey Lavrov is not one foreign minister known to mince his words.

Just earlier today, 24 hours after a Russian plane was brought down by the country whose president three years ago said “a short-term border violation can never be a pretext for an attack”, had this to say:

“We have serious doubts this was an unintended incident and believe this is a planned provocation” by Turkey.

But even that was tame compared to what Lavrov said to his Turkish counterparty Mevlut Cavusoglu earlier today during a phone call between the two (Lavrov who was supposed to travel to Turkey has since canceled such plans).

Nov 28 15:21

Reign of “absurdiocy”: Terrorism and the Western and Israeli responses

Uri Avnery looks at how terrorism, most recently the “Islamic State” attacks in Paris and the lockdown in Brussels, has fed the opportunism of Israeli politicians and exposed the ignorance, incompetence and bankruptcy of Western leaders.

Nov 28 10:34

A Feast of Scandal – Justin Raimondo

We’re grateful for and to Patrick J. Fitzgerald, whose existence proves that the old America yet lives.

We have a lot to be grateful for this Thanksgiving

I’m thankful for so many things this Thanksgiving that it’s going to take me an entire column just to adequately describe them. Indeed, I’m already so loaded down with gifts that I don’t need Christmas. My cup runneth over! For an old libertarian “isolationist” like me this holiday season is a bountiful time, one that yields so much that it seems like Thanksgiving, Christmas, and my birthday all rolled into one. Take a gander at this wonderful cornucopia of plenty:

Nov 28 08:12

Russian Su-24M Jet Downing: Protests In Greece, Bulgaria Against Turkey

The capital cities of Greece and Bulgaria witnessed demonstrations Thursday as hundreds poured out on to the streets to protest Turkey shooting down a Russian warplane earlier this week, according to reports.

Demonstrators in Athens burned Turkish and U.S. flags, and demanded that Greece pull out of NATO. Protesters gathered at Syntagma Square and marched toward the Turkish embassy but were stopped by police, Ria Novosti news agency reported. An additional police force was deployed at the embassy.

Nov 28 07:43

Ukrainian oligarchy split over economic "reform," awaits arrival of Joe Biden

In early November, 2015 an IMF mission was supposed to visit Ukraine. The mission had already planned its work. There were no signs of surprises. But, right up before that moment, a group of deputies from the pro-presidential block didn’t go forth with the initiative of taxation reform which would have left no stone unturned in the plan to slowly strangle the Ukrainian economy with Western credits.

Nov 28 07:40

NATO Provokes Russia In Crimea As Syria Tensions Rise

As the situation in Syria heats up on the heels of the Turkish shoot down of a Russian military jet, the situation in Ukraine is doing the same as the Western-backed fascist Kiev regime is once again poking the Russian bear, presumably at the behest of the NATO powers.

After “mysterious” blasts that took place in the Kherson region of Ukraine over the weekend leaving nearly two million citizens without power in the recently annexed Russian territory, the Ukrainian government is now officially halting aid shipments as “activists” inside Crimea are blocking the repair of the power lines.

Nov 28 06:24

Netherlands to double places for asylum-seekers

***As Europe grapples with its biggest flow of migrants since World War II, the Dutch government is also freeing up a further 350 million euros ($370 million) for this year to help it meet the challenge.

An additional 42,500 spaces will be created for new asylum-seekers arriving in the country, of which 10,000 will only be available for three to six months.

“Given how many people are coming, it is inevitable that it will only be a modest welcome,” Prime Minister Mark Rutte told reporters Friday.

Nov 28 05:42

An Invisible US Hand Leading to War? Turkey’s Downing of a Russian Jet was an Act of Madness

It is all terribly dangerous and it is hard to predict where things will lead.

This outrageous shootdown of a Russian plane that was in no way posing a threat to Turkey or Turkish forces, will not end here, because Russia and President Putin cannot allow Turkey and NATO to so blatantly act against Russia and its pilots and go unpunished, particularly as it is Russia that is acting legally in Syria, while the US, Turkey and other nations backing rebel forces there are in all acting blatant violation of international law.

Unless saner heads start prevailing in Washington, this could all quickly spiral into the kind of situation in 1914, where a lot of ill-conceived treaties led to a minor incident in the Balkans turning inexorably into World War I.

Nov 28 00:54

Decoding the Paris Attacks: ISIS Blowback or French-Israeli False Flag?

The truth is that President Hollande is a cynical charlatan who is conning his own population with audacious lies, and is, like his criminal counterparts in Brussels, London, Ottawa, Sydney and Washington, using staged terror to expedite the Zionist-Globalist agenda, of which he is a loyal servant.

Nov 27 10:15

Greece Supports Creation of Palestinian State

Athens supports the idea of independent Palestinian state, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said Thursday.

Nov 27 08:52

EU must stem migrant flow or risk the same fate as Roman Empire, warns Dutch PM

Mark Rutte said: ‘As we all know from the Roman Empire, big empires go down if the borders are not well protected. We really have an imperative that it is handled.’

His comments drew a parallel with Rome as it had been in 100BC when it was at its most powerful - having captured more land overseas and greater wealth poured into the centre.

But over subsequent centuries, there was a rise in social divisions, inequality and political tensions - which resulted in its demise.

Nov 27 08:37

Sultan Erdogan's War on...Russia

Let's cut to the chase. The notion that Turkey's downing of a Russian Su-24 by a made-in-USA F-16 was carried out without either a green light or at least pre-arranged "support" from Washington invites suspension of disbelief.

Turkey is a mere vassal state, the eastern arm of NATO, which is the European arm of the Pentagon. The Pentagon already issued a denial -- which, considering their spectacular record of strategic failures cannot be taken at face value. Plausibly, this might have been a power play by the neocon generals who run the Pentagon, allied with the neocon-infested Obama administration.

The privileged scenario though is of a vassal Turkey led by Sultan Erdogan risking a suicide mission out of its own, current, desperation.

Nov 27 08:32

New Right Wing Polish Government Removes EU Flags

Just weeks into taking power, the new Polish government is making itself felt in making small but heavily symbolic changes to the daily order of business. Having already torn up the previous government’s commitment to take thousands of migrants from the European Union (EU) as part of the continent-wide resettlement programme, Poland is now making tentative steps to remove visible signs of EU influence from public life.

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Looks like that plan for a one world government is starting to fall apart.

Nov 27 08:31

Greek Protesters Burn US, Turkish Flags, Want Out of NATO After Su-24

A crowd of Greek citizens gathered in the center of Athens to express their condemnation of the attack on the Russian Su-24 bomber. The protesters burnt Turkish and American flags and demanded that Greece withdraws from NATO.

Nov 27 08:31

Anti-NATO protesters march through Florence before inter-parliamentary meeting

Hundreds of anti-NATO protesters took to the streets of Italia's Florence on Wednesday, ahead of a NATO inter-parliamentary meeting. Protesters gathered at Piazza Unita d'Italia and marched through the city center, shouting their indignation against NATO and global war activities. The meeting is being held at the Palazzo Vecchio over the course of two days, Thursday and Friday.

Nov 27 08:29

Juncker Warns Euro Is Doomed, "Pointless" If Schengen Fails

As Europe's democratically elected leaders (and the people they represent) grow increasingly wary of the tsunami of refugees flooding their nations, prompting calls for restrictions on visa-free travel and an end to the so-called Schengen agreement, unelected EU leaders, clinging to their centralized power, are increasingly warning of the consequences of any restrictions. As EUObserver reports, EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker warned that the euro is pointless if people can't move around freely to use it.