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Mar 15 08:15

'Under no circumstances an extension in the dark!' European leaders warn Theresa May they'll say no to Brexit delay without clear explanation of what UK wants

EU leaders have renewed their warnings that Brussels will not agree a Brexit delay unless the UK can suggest a way out of the current deadlock.

The House of Commons voted last night to seek an extension to Article 50, which Theresa May says could be a short delay until June if Parliament approves her deal - or a much longer one if it is rejected again.

Brussels has said it will listen to a request for more time if Britain provides a good reason, but Guy Verhofstadt said last night it was up to the UK to take a 'cross-party' approach to find a breakthrough.

Mar 15 08:07

European Parliament votes against launch of EU-US trade talks

The European Parliament on Thursday rejected the EU launching trade talks with the United States. The move deals an unexpected blow to efforts by Brussels to avert a trade war with Washington.

Mar 14 09:48

Hand Property To Jewish Holocaust Groups, Not NATO – Trump Stuns Poland: “No Fort Trump”

But instead of thanking Poland for its example – Poland a country which borders Russia and following its present anti-Russian course would absolutely be among the first zones of occupation or assault in the event of a major war between Europe and Russia, a veritable nuclear cushion – Trump has backed away from furthering the spectacle of NATO building in ‘New Europe’. Moreover, Trump has increasingly insulted the Polish political class and public, through its tacit insinuation that modern Poland is responsible for the crimes committed against Jews during the Holocaust. The Trump administration in response to Polish politicians upset with the sudden change of position, is said to have unofficially responded to Poland’s commitment to increase spending on its part of NATO and to instead ‘hand property to Jewish holocaust groups’.

Mar 14 09:46

How to Win on Immigration: Italy’s Salvini Shows the Way

Really and truly, I did not expect the most promising developments in West-European politics to come from Italy. Who could predict that the strange government appointed in June 2018 – an uneasy alliance of nationalists under Matteo Salvini’s Lega and the populist-but-vague Five-Star Movement – would last as long or achieve as much as it has? Italy’s parliamentary regime is notoriously unstable, governments falling with unnerving regularity, and yet this strange hybrid has gone from strength to strength.

The globalists – notably the EU institutions and the various migrant NGOs, many supported by George Soros’ Open Societies Foundation – had adopted a criminal policy whereby the goal of their operations was not to reduce illegal immigration but to “solve” the problem by “rescuing” migrants at sea, even if they barely left the coast of North Africa, and breaking down Europe’s external and national borders.

Mar 14 08:55

ISIS terrorist got 12.400 € in social benefits and nursed back to health in Austria

ISIS fighter Azad G, an Austrian citizen with Turkish roots, received social benefits while he was recovering from a gunshot wound in Vienna in 2014.

During his 14 month long stay he received a total of 12.400 Euro in social benefits. That’s a total of 885,47 Euro per month.

Peter Hacker, a politician of the Social Democrat Party informed tabloid ‘Krone’: “Legally we had no way of action because the Intelligence Services did not inform us.”

Mar 14 08:52

Hungarian Government: “Europeans have a right to know about EU’s secret plan to make the UN Migration Compact mandatory”

A recent document by the legal service of the European Commission has “revealed the greatest lie by Brussels”, according to Hungary’s Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó.

He claims that the document suggests “secret efforts to make the UN Migration Compact mandatory” in all EU member states.

Speaking at a press conference, Szijjártó said that the Hungarian government “calls on the European Commission to stop making secret plans to make the UN compact mandatory and publish all relevant documents completed so far”.

He added that the government would call on the EC to report on “any such secret plans” at a foreign affairs council session on March 18.

Mar 13 15:27

Europe is slowing. Need proof?

Mar 13 12:26

Italy Joins the Anti-Vax War by Banning Unvaccinated Children from School

By Jason Erickson

As we continue to chronicle, the anti-vax war is reaching new levels following a directive handed down by the World Health Organization that listed the anti-vaccine movement as a leading threat to global health...

Mar 13 10:23

European Parliament calls to stop Nord Stream 2

The European Parliament considers necessary to curtail the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project, according to the report on the state of EU-Russia political relations approved on Tuesday.

"Russia and the EU will remain key economic partners in the foreseeable future, but Nord Stream 2 reinforces EU dependency on Russian gas supplies, threatens the EU internal market and is not in line with EU energy policy, and therefore needs to be stopped," the report says.

"The EU’s dependency on Russian gas supplies has increased since 2015," according to the report.

"The deepening of EU integration and coherence between its internal and external policies is the key to a more coherent, effective and successful EU external and security policy, including vis-a-vis Russia," the report noted.

Mar 13 10:20

Paper Reveals US, France's Role in Unrests in Algeria

"A central operations room has been formed to manage the revolution in Algeria with Rabat city in Morocco as its headquarters. 4 American and 6 Moroccan intelligence officers are present in the operations room as well as 12 Serbian nationals who are called as destruction experts and they are financially supported by the US," the Arabic-language al-Bana newspaper wrote on Monday.

It added that two other rooms for field operations have also been established in Wajdah city in Northeastern Morocco, near the border with Algeria, which is controlled by 11 US, Moroccan, Serbian and Algerian operations officers.

According to the paper, the second room for field operations has been established in the town of al-Rashidiyeh which is 80km away from Algeria, saying that 8 officers from the aforesaid countries and two French intelligence-military officers work for it.

Mar 13 08:43

RUSSIA ADOPTED A DOCUMENT on NATO bombing of Yugoslavia

NATO's military operation against the sovereign Federal Republic of Yugoslavia has turned the Alliance into a major threat to security in the world, and impunity has led to new tragedies in Syria, Iraq and Libya, the Federation Council of Russia said.

According to the document adopted by the Russian House of Lords on the occasion of the forthcoming 20th anniversary of the beginning of the military aggression against the FRY, this military operation reflected on the further development of the mutual relations of European countries and negatively affected their mutual trust.

Unfortunately, the lessons are not learned, and NATO continued to use military force in other sovereign states - Iraq, Libya and Syria, and Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua are threatened today.

Russian senators remind that NATO used ammunition filled with depleted uranium in the bombing of Yugoslavia, which caused numerous casualties among civilians.

Mar 13 08:12

‘U.S Violates All Ethical And Legal Norms’ – Lavrov SLAMS U.S Interference In European Parliament

Lavrov has just spoken publicly about the interference of the US in the European Parliament. Today, the European Parliament adopted a self-defeating document which summarily ends the EU’s consideration of Russia as its ‘Strategic partner’. Lavrov understands this to be further evidence of the US’s interference or meddling in the political processes of the EU’s EP.

“The introduction of US sanctions against the Nord Stream II project and all companies associated with it is, under international law, contrary to all the tenets and norms.” This was announced at a press conference on March 12 by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov .

Mar 13 08:08

A CRITICAL FLAW IN SWITZERLAND'S E-VOTING SYSTEM IS A MICROCOSM OF EVERYTHING WRONG WITH E-VOTING, SECURITY PRACTICE, AND AUDITING FIRMS

Switzerland is about to have a national election with electronic voting, overseen by Swiss Post; e-voting is a terrible idea and the general consensus among security experts who don't work for e-voting vendors is that it shouldn't be attempted, but if you put out an RFP for magic beans, someone will always show up to sell you magic beans, whether or not magic beans exist.

Swiss Post contracted with Barcelona firm Scytl to build the system, then consulted with outside security experts and KPMG to audit the system, and then announced a bug-bounty program that would allow people who promised to only disclose defects on Swiss Post's terms to look at some of the source code.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF the US, as a whole, wanted a clean voting system, it would be by paper ballot, and not electronic voting whatsoever.

But of course, the Powers that Be do not want an unriggable system; they want a system to be gamed in favor of the highest bidder, in terms of which Presidential candidate will do the most for the corporate entities which them, once they have become elected.

The military-industrial complex,the Deep State, and major corporations hate and revile a clean voting system, because it just might actually give people the candidate they wanted, rather than those the corporations want; and therein lies the rub.

America's current voting system, particularly at the national level, is a very Kabuki-like show, and give the illusion of "people-power, with lots and sound and fury, and signifying nothing.

Because by the time Presidential candidates are chosen, they are chosen to continue the objectives of the Deep State, Corporations, and the military industrial complex.

The American people have no real choice whatsoever.

Mar 13 08:05

US advises Italy to steer clear of China’s new Silk Road… because it’s a National Security issue?

A US National Security Council official has warned Italy against participating in China’s Belt and Road Initiative, which aims to unite European and Asian markets, claiming it adds ‘legitimacy’ to Beijing’s infrastructure project.

“Italy is a major global economy and great investment destination,” Garrett Marquis, a spokesman for the White House’s national security team, stated on Twitter, after Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said he would welcome Italy's participation in the BRI.

No need for Italian government to lend legitimacy to China’s infrastructure vanity project.

“With all the necessary precautions, Italy’s accession to a new silk route represents an opportunity for our country,” Conte said Friday, noting that participation in China’s trade master plan would be up for discussion when President Xi Jinping visits Italy on March 22. Conte also announced his plans to attend a BRI summit in China in April.

Mar 12 14:32

2 SmartWings Boeing 737 Max Diverting From EU Airspace - Report

The European Union's aviation safety regulator (EASA) closed on Tuesday the block's airspace for all Boeing 737 MAX flights following the deadly Ethiopian Airways crash.

Following the suspension of the 737 Max flights in the EU, the non-commercial aviation media outlet AIRLIVE reported Tuesday that among other flights two SmartWings Boeing 737 MAX aircraft were diverted from Prague airport.

Mar 12 12:36

CORBYN SAYS ‘TIME FOR GENERAL ELECTION’ AS PM MAY’S BREXIT DEAL REJECTED

The UK parliament has again rejected Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal after she secured legally binding assurances from Brussels on the controversial Irish 'backstop' – but the changes weren't enough to placate lawmakers.

May's deal was defeated 391 to 242 on Tuesday evening and will be followed on Wednesday by a debate and vote in the House of Commons on the prospect of the UK leaving the EU with "no deal" in place - which MPs are also expected to reject.

Mar 12 12:33

‘No vaccine, no school’: Italy starts punishing parents who refuse to immunize their kids

Italian parents are being warned not to send their kids to school without vaccinations, or face a €500 fine, while children under six can be turned away altogether.

Mar 12 12:10

Majority of voters do not think PM's deal delivers the type of Brexit people voted for, YouGov poll reveals

More than half of the British public does not think the Prime Minister’s Brexit deal delivers on the referendum result, according to a new poll.

The YouGov survey found only 12 per cent of adults think Theresa May's deal honours the leave vote compared to 58 per cent who claim it does not and 31 per cent who don’t know.

Labour voters are even more unhappy with Mrs May's deal than Tories, with 66 per cent opposed to the withdrawal agreement compared to 58 per cent of Conservatives.

Mar 12 10:29

MARCO POLO IS BACK AS ROME RIDES CHINA'S NEW SILK ROAD

SOURCE: PEPE ESCOBAR, ASIA TIMES
All roads seem to lead to Rome as Italy expresses its love for China’s Belt and Road Initiative...

President Xi Jinping is due to arrive in Italy for an official visit on March 22. The top theme of discussion will be the New Silk Road, or the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

A day earlier, in Brussels, the EU is to debate a common strategy related to Chinese investments in Europe.

A substantial part of the EU is already linked de facto with BRI. That includes Greece, Portugal, 11 EU nations belonging to the 16+1 group of China plus Central and Eastern Europe and, for all practical purposes, Italy.

And yet it takes an undersecretary in the Italian economic development ministry, Michele Geraci, to tell the Financial Times that a memorandum of understanding supporting BRI will be signed during Xi’s visit, for all (White House) hell to break loose.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What does President Trump intend to do about this?!?

More economic Sanctions?!?

More bombings?!?

At the moment, if the meeting does go through on the 22nd, President Trump has very little ammo against either China, or Italy here, and is in no position to bargain.

Mar 12 10:16

Pelosi Invites NATO Chief to Address US Congress on 3 April

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has been invited to address a joint meeting of US Congress in the beginning of April, US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced in a press release.

"It is my honor as Speaker, on behalf of the bipartisan leadership of the House of Representatives and the Senate, to extend to you an invitation to address a Joint Meeting of the two houses of Congress… at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 3, 2019", Pelosi wrote in her letter to Stoltenberg on Monday.

Stoltenberg will be visiting Washington, DC to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the NATO alliance.

Mar 12 10:15

THE EUROPEAN UNION'S MANDATORY NATIONAL BIOMETRIC ID CARD WILL AFFECT 512 MILLION PEOPLE

A recent European Union (EU) announcement about national ID's will destroy millions of people's privacy and create a near global biometric database.

An article in State Watch News revealed that the EU has agreed to create a MANDATORY national biometric ID card.

"Measures being negotiated as part of the EU's 'Security Union' are moving ahead swiftly, with the Council and Parliament reaching provisional agreements on new rules for immigration liaison officers, the EU's Visa Code and the introduction of mandatory biometric national identity cards; and the Council agreeing its negotiating position on the new Frontex Regulation."

Earlier this week the Nepal government announced their plans to roll-out a national biometric ID card that will affect 30 million people.

Last month, I wrote an article warning people about the global effort to restrict everyone's right to travel. But what is happening across Europe and Asia should send chills down everyone's back.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Those are chilling numbers indeed.

Mar 12 10:14

European Parliament Holds Plenary Session on Venezuela Crisis

The political turmoil has been ongoing in Venezuela since late January, when opposition figure Juan Guaido declared himself the interim president, leading to recognition by the United States and its allies. Russia, China, Mexico, and Turkey have said that they recognise Nicolas Maduro as the only legitimate president.

On Tuesday, the European Parliament is holding a plenary session in Strasbourg to discuss the developments in the Venezuelan political crisis.

Mar 12 10:13

UK has secured ‘legally binding’ way around Brexit backstop with EU – May

British PM Theresa May has agreed to a “legally binding” deal with the EU around the Northern Ireland ‘backstop’ to secure Brexit, and will put that to a vote in the Parliament on Tuesday. Talks with EU leaders are ongoing.

During the negotiations on Monday with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in Strasbourg, May secured legally binding changes that “strengthen and improve” the original Brexit agreement, her Cabinet Office Minister David Lidington told reporters Monday evening.

British lawmakers have the choice to “vote for this deal or plunge the country into a political crisis,” said Lidington, noting that the EU has made clear this will be “the only deal on the table.”

Mar 12 08:20

Merkel Successor Rebuffs Macron’s EU Vision

The successor of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer has rejected French President Emmanuel Macron’s vision of the European Union (EU), rejecting a more centralised EU.

The Christian Democratic Union leader, known by her initials AKK in Germany given her tongue-twister name, presented her own vision of the future of the European Union which differs greatly from the proposal of President Macron and would see increased cooperation but not down the path of an EU superstate Die Welt reports.

“Europe needs a strategy to promote convergence, which intelligently links national and European approaches,” Kramp-Karrenbauer said and added support for an “EU innovation budget” to fund research and technological development.

Mar 12 08:05

LIVE UPDATES: UK Parliament Holds 2nd Decisive Vote on PM May’s Brexit Deal

British MPs are holding an important vote to determine the fate of the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement elaborated by the government after the previous plan was rejected by lawmakers in January.

If there is no agreement on the divorce plan with the EU, Parliament will be holding a vote on a no-deal Brexit on Wednesday. If this option is also rejected, a vote on extending the Article 50 period beyond 29 March will take place on Thursday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And the British people will be in the streets on Friday!

Mar 12 07:59

Flores: War In The Balkans? ‘Redrawing Borders’ Fight Shows Major Conflict On Horizon

Whenever there is talk of redrawing borders between geopolitical entities, these precipitate or come as the consequence of a major war. Such is the scenario now in the central and west Balkans, as the Serbian government led by Vucic’s Progressive Party, proposes a redrawing of the de-facto map, that would see a land-swap. There is nothing war-like in Vucic’s proposal, rather his proposal hopes to cool-off the present Greater Albanian escalation. But the debate surrounding it reveals that the US plans to further hack Serbia down in size, as punishment for continued defiance. Russia, on the other hand, entirely supports all of Belgrade’s initiatives and right to defense. Moreover, this is a serious arms race presently underway.

Mar 12 07:58

Friend or Foe? Tony Blair Advised Macron on How to Derail Brexit - Report

During his time as Prime Minister (1997-2007), Mr Blair presided over a wave of pro-Europe policies, which included devising ways to shift the British currency from the Pound to the Euro, although he admitted in 1999 that the proposal would likely fail in a referendum.

Former UK Prime Minister, Tony Blair, has been secretly advising French President Emmanual Macron on how to stymie the UK's attempts to leave the European Union (EU), the Telegraph has revealed.

Mr Blair apparently shared his beliefs with officials in Paris that if the EU continues to refuse concessions then eventually the British parliament will relent and accept a customs union arrangement that would keep London tethered to Brussels, or, that they may even cancel Brexit altogether.

Mar 12 07:52

Europe must abandon these foolish Brussels treaties Jean-Luc Mélenchon

An alternative to what Europe could and should be exists to the one Emmanuel Macron described last week. If there is a need for a rebirth, then let it be of the sovereignty of the people, of enlightenment against the obscurantism of money and religion.

In Europe, the time has come to speak the only truly international language capable of motivating peoples widely diverse in history, languages and culture. It is the language of common good, of its defence and its extension, of living together, of rebuilding after 30 years of ransacked rights and public services, and free and undistorted competition. It is a language for peace, in the face of frenzied belligerent, anti-Russian, warlike Nato provocations.

There is urgency, for we are threatened by a system of production and exchange that is destroying not only the Earth but also the human beings who live on it. Has the time not come for solidarity that will save us from the impending ecological disaster?

Mar 12 07:46

Italy bans unvaccinated children from school

Italian children have been told not to turn up to school unless they can prove they have been properly vaccinated.

The deadline follows months of national debate over compulsory vaccination.

Parents risk being fined up to €500 (£425; $560) if they send their unvaccinated children to school. Children under six can be turned away.

The new law came amid a surge in measles cases - but Italian officials say vaccination rates have improved since it was introduced.

Under Italy's so-called Lorenzin law - named after the former health minister who introduced it - children must receive a range of mandatory immunisations before attending school. They include vaccinations for chickenpox, polio, measles, mumps, and rubella.

Mar 11 11:12

Sweden: Still More Migration

Swedish terrorism expert Magnus Ranstorp recently warned Sweden against taking back not only ISIS terrorists, but also their wives and children, who he said also pose a security risk: "Some of them have learned how to kill... their identities will forever be linked to their time with ISIS..." (Image source: Victoria Henriksson/Wikimedia Commons)

Sweden's new government, which was finally formed in January after months of delay, is introducing policies that will lead to more immigration into Sweden -- despite the main governing party, the Social Democrats, having run for office on a promise to tighten immigration policies.

Mar 11 10:57

Algeria: The Iceberg That Could Sink Emmanuel Macron

Recent unrest there now threatens France, with possibly another migration wave on the way.

After surviving several assassination attempts by French partisans of Algérie Française , Charles de Gaulle in March 1962 signed a peace agreement ending French sovereignty over Algeria. The war for Algerian independence had been long and vicious, marked by terrorism and torture. Everyone who mattered in French politics believed in 1954 that Algeria was an integral part of France, to be defended at all cost. But by 1962, their view had changed. With cold realism, de Gaulle remarked of the conflict, now in its seventh year, “As for France, it will be necessary for her now to interest herself in something else.”

Mar 11 10:51

Russia to Conduct Observation Flight Over Belgium, Netherlands Next Week

Russia will conduct an observation flight over the territory of Belgium, Netherlands, and Luxembourg (Benelux) under the Treaty on Open Skies on March 11-15, the acting head of the Russian Defence Ministry’s National Nuclear Risk Reduction Centre, Ruslan Shishin, said on Monday.

"As part of the implementation of the international Treaty on Open Skies, Russia plans to perform an observation flight using a Russian An-30B surveillance aircraft over the Benelux territory", Shishin said, adding that the flight would occur on March 11-15.

Shishin also said that a joint US-Norwegian mission will conduct a surveillance flight over the territory of Russia under the treaty on March 11-16.

Mar 11 10:13

Not-So-Super-Mario Draghi's Day Of Reckoning Has Arrived

“Within our mandate, the ECB is ready to do whatever it takes to preserve the euro. And believe me, it will be enough.”

— MARIO DRAGHI JULY 26TH 2012
No quote better defines Mario Draghi’s seven-plus years as the President of the European Central Bank than that quote. Draghi has thrown literally everything at the deflationary spiral the Euro-zone is in to no avail.

What has been enough has been nothing more than a holding pattern.

Mar 11 09:43

Algeria's unprecedented and growing protests, in 10 photos

Tens of thousands of people braved cold weather on Friday in Algiers to demand President Abdelaziz Bouteflika step down, as rallies against the ailing leader's re-election bid spread across Algeria for a third consecutive week.

The protest, which coincided with International Women's Day, saw an even larger crowd pour onto the streets of the capital compared with the previous mass gatherings.

In what has become a habit since February 22, the mostly young demonstrators chanted slogans against the 82-year-old president, his brother and "le pouvoir", or the powers that be - a vague term Algerians use to refer to the shadowy clique of politicians, high ranking military officials and oligarchs who they believe have been running the country.

Mar 11 09:00

Swedish Conservative Leader: Mass Migration Has Led to Insecurity for Women

Ebba Busch Thor, leader of the Swedish Christian Democrats (KD), has slammed the mass migration policies of the Swedish government, saying they have made women less secure.

The conservative leader slammed the left-wing establishment, saying it had largely failed on feminist issues despite supporting a supposed feminist-oriented policy in an op-ed for Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet.

“Above all, the issue of women’s insecurity must be addressed — and it is acute,” she wrote.

Mar 11 08:52

Exclusive–Marco Rubio Rips Italy for ‘Desire to Curry Favor with Chinese’

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) is speaking out about Italy’s reported willingness to sign onto the People’s Republic of China’s Belt and Road Initiative, telling Breitbart News that reports of the Italians’ openness to joining the Communist Party of China program is “stunningly naive.”

Rubio’s comments come in the wake of reports that Italy is signing onto the Belt and Road Initiative of Chinese president Xi Jinping later this month, which would make Italy the first G-7 nation to join the program.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"You don't DARE do business with them! You only do business with us, with us, with US!!!!!!"

Mar 11 08:49

Senior Tories call on Theresa May to quit if Brussels fails to agree to Brexit deal changes before crunch vote tomorrow

Nicky Morgan yesterday became the most senior Tory yet to say the PM must go if she loses the crunch Commons vote. MPs are expected to give her deal a drubbing tomorrow night.

Mar 09 11:50

EU Isn’t Ready for the Next Recession

Mar 09 11:11

EU Elections ‘Last Chance to End Nationalist Nightmare’ – Verhofstadt

This year’s EU election will be the “last chance” to kill populism, Guy Verhofstadt has warned, calling for sovereignty-destroying “reform” which would transfer national powers to Brussels.

In an interview with five influential establishment newspapers from across the continent on Tuesday, the veteran MEP and Brussels’ Brexit coordinator gave his backing to the vision of a federal EU superstate unveiled by Emmanuel Macron earlier this week.

A “centrist, pro-European reformist political force” needs to take charge in Brussels following May’s EU elections, Verhofstadt said, stating that the French president’s call “for the revival of Europe” must be “one of the key points of reference” for politicians aligned to this cause.

Mar 09 11:11

Al Gore Brands UK Politicians ‘Cowards’ for Not Forcing Second Brexit Referendum

Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore has branded British politicians “cowards” for failing to push their voters into a re-run of the 2016 referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union.

Speaking at the Climate Change Leadership summit in Porto, Portugal, the 70-year-old Democrat took aim at the (in)famous “Breaking Point” poster unveiled by Brexit campaign leader Nigel Farage at the height of the campaign, showing a huge column of illegal migrants pouring through the continent’s borders in late 2015.

“One of the most powerful posters in the ‘Brexit’ campaign was one that showed an endless line of refugees saying, ‘The EU failed’,” Gore told his hosts — although, in fact, the legend read “The EU has failed us all”.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"The world will melt if there isn't a second referendum!" -- Saint Al of the Gore

Mar 09 11:10

Exclusive–Marco Rubio Rips Italy for ‘Desire to Curry Favor with Chinese’

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) is speaking out about Italy’s reported willingness to sign onto the People’s Republic of China’s Belt and Road Initiative, telling Breitbart News that reports of the Italians’ openness to joining the Communist Party of China program is “stunningly naive.”

Rubio’s comments come in the wake of reports that Italy is signing onto the Belt and Road Initiative of Chinese president Xi Jinping later this month, which would make Italy the first G-7 nation to join the program.

Mar 09 11:03

'KKK' Procession Steals the Show at Swiss Carnival, Attracts Cops (VIDEO)

A lawyer and expert on racism warned that it might be difficult to charge the “KKK” group with racial discrimination under existing Swiss legislation as they apparently didn’t target any specific race or ethnicity and only donned their attire during a carnival.

Swiss authorities have launched an investigation into the actions of a group of people who were spotted marching around the town of Brunnen while dressed as members of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) during this week’s carnival, the local 20 Minuten newspaper reports.

Mar 08 08:44

Swedish Journalist: We Now See Head-On Clash of Ideologies in EPP

Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orban’s Fidesz Party faces expulsion from the European People’s Party, the largest bloc in the European Union parliament. The bloc also includes Germany’s Christian Democrats and the Christian Social Union. Sputnik talked about it with Vávra Suk, editor-in-chief of the Swedish Nya Tider newspaper.

Mar 08 08:42

Dutch Prof Warns No Western Society Has Managed to Fully Integrate Muslims

Based on his 20-year-long studies on integration and assimilation, Ruud Koopmans, a professor of sociology at Humboldt University in Berlin, has arrived at the conclusion that Muslims are more difficult to integrate than other immigrant groups.

Professor Ruud Koopmans suggested than no Western country has managed to successfully integrate Muslims. In an interview with the Danish newspaper Berlingske, he stressed that despite individual pattern breakers, the overall picture and the general trend are discouraging.

"For anyone who takes facts and data seriously, it is undeniable that Muslims are much worse at integration than other groups of immigrants, no doubt about that. There is also no doubt that in most other groups of immigrants, we see great progress from one generation to the next. Although it's not completely absent in Muslims, the change is much slower," Koopmans told Berlingske.

Mar 08 08:39

The Man With No Friends. Macron's Letter Attacks Everyone, Offers Little

"Retreating into nationalism offers nothing; it is rejection without an alternative. And this is the trap that threatens the whole of Europe: the anger mongers, backed by fake news, promise anything and everything". Macron, 2019.

President Macron's audacious letter to the EU28 published by fawning newspapers, presumably a free opinion piece, should count as election spending, it was his pitch for a fast track federal Europe that very few want.

It was his free election leaflet ahead of the EU elections in May.

It was also his pitch to be crowned the new leader of the EU, as a wounded Merkel stands down.

Mar 07 16:39

Top US General Seeks More Troops In Europe To Confront Russia

Speaking to the Senate Armed Services Committee, Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti, the NATO Supreme Allied Commander-Europe, argued that the US needs to send even more troops and warships to Europe to “stay ahead of Russia.”

Even though Russia’s military spending is actually scheduled to decrease in the next few years, Gen. Scaparrotti argued that the “growing” Russian threat justified even more US spending on Europe. This has, of course, been a common argument for Pentagon officials, and is why the US such a massive number of troops in Eastern Europe in the first place.

“I’m not comfortable yet with the deterrent posture that we have in Europe in support of the National Defense Strategy,” Scaparrotti told SASC Chair Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., adding:

“Of concern is my intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capacity given that increasing and growing threat of Russia. I need more ISR.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Gen. Scaparrotti, a word, please, here.

What the US does NOT have is a reasonably sane Foreign Policy on Russia, and that has to get fixed, and hopefully soon, before some stupid mistake puts the US into a shooting war with Russia.

Punishing a country for something it did not do (as the US constantly does with accusing Russia of "annexing" Crimea, which never happened?!?), is not sanity.

Walking away from a weapons treaty which was working, is not sanity.

Not insuring that our military has the kind of "top shelf" weaponry that Russia currently does, is not sanity.

And sir, this is primarily due to how DC and the Military Industrial Complex are now intertwined at the hip, with weapons companies believing that their political contributions mean "never having to say they are sorry" , when they sell the military equipment which is outmoded upon delivery; never lives up to the hype; and contains huge cost over-runs.

I do not see Russia as the antagonist here; but I do see Russia being used as the very lousy pretext for some very odd US foreign policy views which do not augur well for peace between the US and Russia.

It appears that for some in Washington, Russia has replaced Emmanuel Goldstein as the country upon which which it focuses its "2 minutes of hate", daily.

But have you ever thought how we could ratchet down world tensions if we
"engaged Russia, rather than enraging its leadership" with, what to me appears to be a number of completely bone-headed foreign policy decisions?!?

Mar 07 15:52

Damascus Not Invited to Brussels Conference on Syria - EU Source

Representatives of the Syrian authorities are not invited to the third international donor conference on Syria in Brussels, a EU source told Sputnik on Monday.

The Brussels conference, devoted to mobilizing financial aid for the war-torn country, will be held on March 12-14. The second conference on Syria, which was held in Brussels last April with the participation of representatives from 57 countries, managed to mobilize $4.4 billion in financial aid for Syria for 2018 and $3.4 billion for 2019-2020.

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Forgive me, but is it NOT a little "odd" to be creating a conference about aid to Syria, which at least includes some of their elected officials?!?

Mar 07 15:48

Hungary Cannot 'Yield' to EU, Stop Defending Christian Values, Endorse Migration

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban is known to be one of the most vocal anti-immigration advocates in Europe and has categorically opposed the idea of accepting refugees from other European countries under migrant resettlement schemes proposed by the European Union.

The Hungarian government will not abandon its anti-migration stance after the European People's Party called on Budapest to stop its anti-EU rhetoric, spokesman Zoltan Kovacs wrote in a tweet on Wednesday.

"We listen to other opinions, including (EPP group leader Manfred) Weber's," Kovacs said. "But more important than party discipline are the defence of European Christian values and stopping migration. On this, we cannot yield."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Orban is courageous enough to say what others will not; he is not blind to the problem of unfettered immigration, seeing what has happened in neighboring countries which have had this happen, and believes truly that his agenda can save the day for Hungary.

Mar 07 12:21

Viktor Orbán calls critics who want to expel him from the EPP parliamentary group ‘useful idiots’

Hungary’s Viktor Orbán could face expulsion from the European Parliament’s centre-right European People’s Party (EPP) political group.

The EPP is set to discuss Orban and his Fidesz party on 20 March. The EPP is the parliament’s largest group but has been wrangling over Orban’s increasingly populist and anti-EU rhetoric.

In a response Viktor Orbán called those seeking his party’s ouster from the group “useful idiots”, saying in an interview that their efforts would only serve the interests of the left.

Mar 07 12:20

Swedish policeman rants about ‘scared and confused’ migrant boys with guns in bizarre video message

A video with the title “It has gone too far” by the police in the Swedish no-go zone Rinkeby/Järva has been viewed over 2 million times in the past few days.

Unfortunately it’s not because the police finally have said something based and accurate. On the contrary – it’s extra everything of the same nonsense as usual.

The reason they made the video is because two “boys” in the multi-cultural zone were trying to shoplift pastries at a local grocery store – and pulled out guns when they got caught.

Mar 07 11:54

Poland considers exhumations at pogrom site and Jews object

The Polish government is reconsidering whether to exhume human remains at a World War II-era site where Jews were burned alive by Polish neighbors, though the country’s chief rabbi says the work would violate Judaism’s prohibition on disinterment under most circumstances.

Authorities will weigh “various circumstances” in deciding if exhumations should go forward in the town of Jedwabne, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki told private broadcaster Polsat News.

During the German Nazi occupation of Poland, Poles killed at least 340 Jews on July 10, 1941. Most of the victims were locked inside a barn that was set on fire.

Some Poles want the massacre site excavated to uncover possible evidence that Germans ordered Polish villagers to do the killings. The work was started in 2001 and stopped by the justice minister after several days due to Jewish objections.

Mar 07 07:37

Why Macron's ‘letter to Europe’ is spectacularly clueless & will fall on deaf ears

With numerous political crises gripping Europe, 28 newspapers across the EU yesterday published something we all could have done without: a heartwarming letter about unity and progress from none other than Emmanuel Macron.

“Citizens of Europe,” the embattled French president begins, in the characteristically arrogant style for which he has become known, before delving into the Brexit conundrum and the European Union’s crisis of legitimacy.

Brexit, Macron tells us, is a “symbol” of the “danger” the EU finds itself in. Another way to look at it might be that Brexit is a symbol of how broken the European project actually is. But wait, he’s getting to that: The EU, he continues, has “failed to respond to its peoples’ need for protection from the major shocks of the modern world.”

Mar 07 07:34

Polish Jewish leaders object as government mulls exhumations at Jedwabne pogrom site

The Polish government is reconsidering whether to exhume human remains at a World War II-era site where Jews were burned alive by Polish neighbors, though the country's chief rabbi says the work would violate Judaism's prohibition on disinterment under most circumstances.

Mar 07 07:30

“US And Its Vassals Should Stop Serving Us Fairy Tales.” — Lafontaine"It is not Putin forbade the Germans to trade with other nations, but Trump."

Oskar Lafontaine, leader of the Left in the Saarland Parliament and former SPD chairman, has vehemently defended the controversial gas pipeline Nord Stream 2 and the purchase of Russian natural gas by Germany in a Facebook post.

Lafontaine cites US security adviser and Stratfor founder George Friedman as saying: It is a trivial realization that the United States would have a problem if German technology and Russian commodities came together. (…) The main goal of [the US is] for over a century is to prevent a German-Russian alliance. Of course, the US wants to drive a wedge between Germany and Russia.Therefore, US President Donald Trump now wants to prevent the purchase of environmentally friendly gas and instead sell Germany his “polluting fracking gas.”

Therefore, there is a “lying campaign” of Das Bild and other “quality media” and relevant well-known “Atlanticists” among the CDU and the Greens.

Mar 06 14:19

‘We are not bots!’ In Berlin, Thousands Protest Proposed EU Regulation on Internet Upload Filters

By Filip Stojanovski

An estimated 5,000 people gathered in Berlin on March 2 to protest a proposed EU copyright rule that could radically shift the dynamics of posting and sharing content online.

Among other provisions, Article 13 of the draft EU Copyright Directive would require internet platforms like YouTube to install “upload filters” — a technical mechanism that would block users from uploading copyright-protected content, effectively imposing a system of “prior censorship” on major internet and social media platforms...

Mar 06 11:58

U.S. Commander: Russian Modernization Efforts ‘Threaten to Erode’ U.S. Military Advantage in Europe

The top U.S. commander in Europe on Tuesday declared that American and NATO troops could not yet mount a credible deterrence against Russian aggression, noting that the Kremlin’s efforts to modernize its armed forces are eroding the United Sates’s military advantage in Europe.
Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti, the U.S. European Command (EUCOM) head and NATO’s supreme allied commander, identified a lack of manpower, naval capability shortfalls, and inadequate intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) capacity as reasons why American and NATO troops are unable to handle the credible deterrence against Russian aggression.

The general’s comments came as he testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee about American military activities in Europe, telling lawmakers the United States needs to follow in the footsteps of American rival Russia and modernize its force.

Mar 06 09:29

Italy joining China’s new Silk Road raises eyebrows in Washington

Italy is planning to formally back China’s multi-trillion-dollar Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). It would become the first G7 nation to join the ambitious project which promises to significantly boost global trade.

Rome is preparing to sign a memorandum of understanding to officially support the project, championed by Chinese President Xi Jinping, by the end of March, according to Michele Geraci, undersecretary in Italy’s Ministry of Economic Development as quoted by FT.

Mar 06 09:17

THE UNIVERSAL THREAT OF ZIONISM

If Zionist fascists today join forces with Europeans to fight Islam and Muslims under the guise of fighting terror, then we should stand up together and defend ourselves against this kind of racism to save the last of democracy.

Mar 06 09:00

No deal better than uncertainty, says head of German industry

The head of the German federation of industries has claimed the British are “lost” and has thrown doubt on Berlin’s backing for a short Brexit extension, claiming an “economy can live better with bad conditions than with uncertainty”.

Dieter Kempf, the chairman of the Bundesverbandes der Deutschen Industrie, said the 100,000 companies he represents and their 8 million employees have prepared for a no-deal scenario in March, not in May.

Speaking in the wake of the British prime minister’s suggestion that the UK could request a two-month Brexit delay, Kempf told the Dutch newspaper Het Financieele Dagblad that he felt no relief at the apparent U-turn by Theresa May.

Mar 06 08:47

Report: Immigrants Behind 70 Percent of Violent Crime in Oslo

A report from Norwegian media has revealed that over the last year, around 70 percent of those convicted for violent crimes in Oslo have been immigrants.
Oslo courts have seen a total of 140 individuals convicted of violent crimes and then sentenced in the last year. Two out of three of those convicts have been revealed to be migrants, Norwegian broadcaster TV2 reports.

According to Statistics Norway, the number of immigrants as a part of the total population of Oslo is 33 percent, meaning that in violent crime, immigrants are vastly overrepresented.

Mar 06 08:46

Macron Attacks Brexit, Calls for ‘European Federalism’ in Pre-Election War Cry

Globalist French President Emmanuel Macron has made a direct address to the over 500 million people who live in the European Union, calling on them to support his vision of a more centralised and powerful “project” European Union which, he believes, could even entice the United Kingdom into cancelling Brexit.

The plea to voters to back an enhanced European Union which would take more control over its member nation states comes just months before the continental power bloc holds elections to select Members of the European Parliament for the next five-year term.

Mar 06 08:19

'Europe is in Crisis, But Macron Doesn't Have the Right Diagnosis' - Researcher

Sputnik has discussed with Jan Oberg, director of the Transnational Foundation for Peace and Future Research, French President Emmanuel Macron's open letter envisaging steps that could lead to a "European Renaissance” in the lead up to May's European elections and Brexit.

Mar 06 08:07

Merkel: Hungary, Poland, Etc Must Surrender Control Over Borders to EU

The Hungarian government is warning that the EU’s unelected executive and Germany’s Angela Merkel want to take away national governments’ power to control their own borders and turn Europe into “a continent of immigrants”.

State Secretary for International Communications and Relations Dr Zoltán Kovács warned that plans to reform and expand the role of the EU Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex) were an attempt to “infringe on the sovereignty of member-states” by taking border control out of national governments’ “competence” and handing it to the supranational body.

To support his claims about the European elite’s intentions, he quoted arguably the bloc’s most influential player, Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany:

Mar 06 08:06

Air Force MQ-9 Reaper drones based in Poland are now fully operational

U.S. Air Force MQ-9 Reapers have been flying unarmed reconnaissance missions from Poland since May, but it wasn’t until this month that the drones became fully operational.

Air Forces in Europe christened a new set of facilities at Miroslawiec Air Base, Poland, March 1 to help accommodate the Air National Guardsmen and contractors operating Reapers there.

“In addition to the completion of these projects, another important change is the remotely piloted aircraft here are now operated by both contractors and U.S. military personnel,” said Brig. Gen. Greg Semmel, Air National Guard assistant to the commander of Air Forces Europe, at the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Mar 06 08:05

Christian Democrats from Belgium, Luxembourg want Orban’s Fidesz out of EU group

The Christian Democrat parties from Belgium and Luxembourg want to kick Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban out of their European Union EPP umbrella group. The move could impact European elections in May. The Luxembourg and two Belgian member parties wrote to the presidency asking for Orban’s Fidesz to be excluded because the Hungarian leader “has been acting in striking contradiction” with EPP values, AP reports.

Mar 05 12:10

Russia May Deploy Missiles With Range Across Europe if US Puts Such Arms in Area

Russia may be forced to deploy missiles capable of striking the entire European continent if the United States deploys such weapons in the region, Russian Ambassador to the US Anatoly Antonov said during remarks at the Stimson Center in Washington, DC.

"We are very much concerned that after the decision of the United States to withdraw from INF, missiles could be deployed on the territory of European allies," Antonov said on Monday. "We will be forced to deploy our missiles, and here you will see that the whole territory of European countries will be covered."

US Unable to Down Advanced Russian Missiles - STRATCOM Chief
Russian Ambassador to the United States also said that the United States and Russia are destined to cooperate in combating terrorism.

Mar 05 10:48

Why the “Left” is dead in the water

"While the old Left tended to unite us by leading the fight against the horrid capitalists rather than worrying about whether you were a man or a woman, black or white, Jew or Muslim, gay or heterosexual, our present-day “Left” actually promotes racial differences and divisions as it pushes people to identify with their biology (skin colour, gender, sexual orientation, the Jewish maternal gene, etc.)">>

Mar 05 09:30

BREXIT LIVE: EU nations facing ECONOMIC CRISIS in no deal - Brussels issued stern WARNING

The Bank of England has warned that families and businesses across the EU will have higher borrowing costs and financial turmoil as authorities have no prepare for a no-deal Brexit. This comes as Emmanuel Macron has sparked a vicious backlash for claiming Brexit was the result of an “irresponsible lie” and saying the situation represents the worst crisis since the Second World War. In the French president’s letter to the ‘Citizens of Europe’, published in a number of publications across the continent and in the UK, he said: “Who told the British people the truth about their post-Brexit future?"

Mar 05 09:30

Brexit plan REVEALED: May set to fly to Brussels Sunday to seal FINAL DEAL with Juncker

THERESA May is expected to make an eleventh hour trip to Brussels this weekend to finalise an updated Withdrawal Agreement, but furious Brexiteers have said the tight timetable does not leave them enough time to look over the deal.

Mar 05 09:29

Macron letter BACKFIRES: French president accused of presenting 'self-serving' EU vision

Mr Macron was accused of presenting a “french wish list” for the EU by designing a future for the bloc that suits Paris’ “own image”, without much regard for its other members. In the memo, which was published in 24 languages, the French President called for new EU institutions, as well as a common defence strategy, to protect the bloc. But the radical proposals, designed as the starter pistol for Mr Macron’s European Parliament elections campaign, weren’t to the taste of the entire bloc.

Mar 05 09:26

Estonian opposition Reform Party wins general election

Estonia’s liberal opposition Reform Party won Sunday’s general election, while the Euroskeptic ERKE doubled its support.

Estonians voted in a tight general election that saw the ruling Center Party face off against the neoliberal Reform Party and Euroskeptic EKRE.

Former MEP Kaja Kallas’s center-right Reform Party won 28.8 percent of the vote, ahead of Ratas’s Center Party on 23 percent. The far-right EKRE doubled its previous election result to win 17.8 percent of the vote. EKRE has come out strongly against EU-mandated refugee quotas, and has called for a referendum on EU membership.

Mar 04 16:02

EU REBELLION: Anti-EU populist Estonia party sees support SOAR in shock election result

AN ANTI-EU Estonian political party saw its share of the vote soar in parliamentary elections that brought a surprise win for the centre-right Reform Party.

The populist Conservative People’s Party of Estonia (EKRE) won nearly 18 per cent in Sunday’s ballot, securing 20 seats. The radical right party saw a surge in support with its fiercely anti-immigrant message. Reform Party leader Kaja Kallas is set to become Estonia’s first female prime minister after her party won 29.3 per cent of the vote, increasing their seats by four to 34, but she must now form a fresh coalition government.

Mar 04 12:37

Finnish ‘Soldiers of Odin’ announce hunt for rapists and pedophiles in controversial video

The Finnish Police investigates a video published recently in social media by the vigilante group ‘Soldiers of Odin’ that announces a “hunt” for rapists and pedophiles.

The video, which is subtitled in English and Arabic, and has since been deleted from both Facebook and Vimeo, shows a group of masked men dressed in dark, armed with bats and chains march onwards to the camera amid winter darkness, accompanied by heavy metal music.

One of them, who acts as a spokesperson, announces that “The pedophile hunting season has been opened!”

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