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  • Several injured in shooting in Lille, France

    03/24/2017 8:56:24 PM PDT · by Prospero · 37 replies
    9news (Australia) ^ | 3/25/2017 | 9news
    At least three people have been injured after a shooting near a metro station in Lille, France. - A 14-year-old boy is among those hurt, reportedly being shot in the leg. - Another victim was hit in the neck. According to local media, witnesses heard at least five shots and a heavy police presence is at the scene. It is unclear if the gunman has been apprehended. The attack took place at 9.40pm local time Read more at
  • ‘No peace for hundred years if Erdogan is harmed’ president’s senior advisor threatens

    03/24/2017 9:19:27 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 45 replies
    KOM News ^ | 23 March 2017 16:52 CET | none stated
    A senior advisor to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has threatened the world saying, “No one in America, Europe or anywhere else in the world can even have breakfast comfortably if a hair on his [Erdogan’s] head is harmed.” Yigit Bulut, an outspoken figure and senior advisor to the president was responding to questions on Turkish state television TRT on Wednesday, when he made the comments. Answering a question about the latest restrictions from Europe and the United States, such as the prohibition of carrying electronic devices on flights from Istanbul to the UK and US or several European states’...
  • Socialist Europe is nothing but a big Potemkin village

    03/24/2017 6:18:06 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 10 replies
    mainestategop ^ | Brian Ball
    In 1787, Russian Empress Catherine Romanov the Great visited Crimea. Her tour guide was her lover Prince Grigory Potemkin. The Prince's estates in Crimea were shoddy and run down. To give her majesty the impression that all was well and that Crimea was pristine and beautiful, he erected portable settlements and facades along the river that her boat would be travelling. The deception worked, The middle aged aristocrat impressed the Middle aged Empress and Prince Grigory curried favor with the empress. In reality, behind the facade, Grigory's subjects lived in abject poverty and misery. An Austrian delegation toured Potemkin's...
  • Is the Turkish President Working Directly With ISIS to Bring TERROR to Europe?

    03/23/2017 11:57:27 AM PDT · by davikkm · 15 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    Turkish President, Recep Erdo?an on Wednesday, said that “If you continue to behave like this, not a single European, not a single Westerner will be able to take a step on the road safely anytime in the world,” to the European Union. This can be spun anyway the media likes, but it is clearly a direct threat if you look at the history between Erdo?an and ISIS. The comments came in response to Germany and Holland both blocking Turkish Ministers from holding rallies to support the Turkish president’s grab for power, which many suggest is the first step to complete...
  • Welcome to London: (snip)the truth is that we can’t go on like this, says KATIE HOPKINS

    03/23/2017 8:16:38 AM PDT · by Truth29 · 42 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | March 22, 2017 | Katie Hopkins
    They stood in the centre of Brussels. Row on row. Hands held high, making hearts to the heavens. Showing the slaughtered they were not forgotten. Reminding themselves they were here with love. Looking to show humanity wins. That love conquers all. They lay in the centre of London, face down where they fell. Stabbed by a knife, rammed with a car, flung, broken, into the Thames, life bleeding out on the curb. And the news came thick and fast. An injured woman is assisted after a man drove a 4x4 into pedestrians along Westminster Bridge on Wednesday afternoon (snip) A...
  • ALERT: Man arrested trying to drive into crowd in Belgium’s Antwerp

    03/23/2017 7:26:50 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 54 replies ^ | 3/23/17 |
    A man has been arrested after trying to drive a car into a crowd on a busy street in Antwerp in Belgium. According to initial reports, the suspect is of North African origin and weapons were reportedly found in the car.
  • Saying we're not afraid isn't enough

    They stood in the centre of Brussels. Row on row. Hands held high, making hearts to the heavens. Showing the slaughtered they were not forgotten. Reminding themselves they were here with love. Looking to show humanity wins. That love conquers all. They lay in the centre of London, face down where they fell. Stabbed by a knife, rammed with a car, flung, broken, into the Thames, life bleeding out on the curb. And the news came thick and fast.
  • London attack: Seven held after Westminster attack

    03/23/2017 1:36:13 AM PDT · by Enchante · 95 replies
    BBC ^ | March 23, 2017 | Staff
    Seven arrests have been made in raids following the Westminster attack that left four dead, police have said. Acting Deputy Commissioner and Head of Counter Terrorism Mark Rowley said hundreds of detectives have worked through the night, carrying out searches at six addresses.
  • Erdogan: Soon Europeans ‘Will Not Walk Safely on Their Streets’

    03/22/2017 10:25:12 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/22/2017 | by Chris Tomlinson 
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has warned the European Union (EU) that if the diplomatic spat between Turkey and several European countries continues, Europeans won’t be able to walk their own streets safely. President Erdoğan made the comments Wednesday in what is another increase of tensions between Turkey and the EU that began when Germany and the Netherlands banned several Turkish ministers from holding campaign rallies for the upcoming Turkish referendum. Erdoğan has threatened Europe before, but this time he threatened the safety of Europeans if the row continues, Die Welt reports. “If you continue to behave like this, not a single...
  • Eastern European Youth: Islamism Biggest Problem in the European Union

    03/22/2017 5:16:29 AM PDT · by davikkm · 7 replies
    breitbart ^ | CHRIS TOMLINSON
    According to a new survey, young Eastern Europeans love the idea of freedom of movement but totally disagree with open doors mass migration and see Islamism as the biggest threat to the European Union (EU). The survey, carried out by the Bertelsmann Foundation, asked young people aged 15 to 24-years-old across the Visegrad 4 countries (Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic), Germany, and Austria for their opinion on the EU. Across the Eastern European nations, a majority loved the idea of being able to work in different EU states, but were totally against the bloc forcing their countries to...
  • Turkey's Demographic WAR on Europe: Migrants as WEAPONS (10 min video)

    03/20/2017 10:42:29 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | Mar 19, 2017
    (Video detailing how Turkey plans to use the womb as a weapon of european conquest)
  • Muslim Gang Pummels Young Danish Couple for Eating Ham Pizza

    03/20/2017 10:29:26 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 53 replies
    Danish police are looking for a gang who beat up a young couple over a pizza slice with ham. The woman now risks permanent damage to her hearing after being punched in the head. Saturday night a young couple were attacked by up to five people “of other ethnic origin” in Silkeborg, reports BT. The attack took place outside a pizza restaurant in Silkeborg, where a 24-year-old woman and her boyfriend sat while eating a pizza. The perpetrator took one of her pieces of pizza and threw it on the ground, which developed into a scuffle, and soon after the...
  • Border Wall News: Hungary's Second Fence To Stop Refugees Will Be Finished By This Summer

    03/20/2017 10:58:31 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 9 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 19 March 2017 | Kasia Kovacs
    In 2015, Hungary received nearly 1,800 asylum applications from migrants per 100,000 people in the local population, according to BBC News, which is the most of any European nation during the refugee crisis last year. Last summer, Hungary told the European Union it would stop accepting migrants. But refugees aren’t just stopping in Hungary — they’re traveling through the country, too. Hungary serves as a stepping stone on the path from southeastern Europe to central and western European countries such as Germany, France and the United Kingdom. Many Hungarian nationals have been irked by the influx of migrants, and Hungary...
  • ABC Reporter: Adolescent White House Is a 'Laughingstock in the Capitals of Europe'

    03/19/2017 2:00:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 129 replies ^ | March 19, 2017 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    Following a recent foreign policy dust-up between the White House and Britain over unfounded allegations of spying, the liberal media took it upon themselves to speculate the future of the long standing relationship. And during ABC’s This Week the network’s chief foreign correspondent, Terry Morgan mocked the Trump administration and argued that all of Europe was laughing at the expense of the United States. “He got an agenda in the world which is disruptive, like his agenda at home. They want to come to terms with it,” Moran stated, as he noted that Trump was sent by the American...
  • Deepening EU Banking Crisis Meets Euro-TARP and Taxpayers

    03/18/2017 9:49:38 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 5 replies
    Wolf Street ^ | 17 March 2017 | Don Quijones
    Events are moving so fast in Europe these days, it’s almost impossible to keep up. While much of the attention is being hogged by political developments, including the election in the Netherlands, Reuters published a report warning that the European banking sector may face even higher bad loan risks if the ECB begins to scale back its monetary stimulus programs, something it has already begun, albeit extremely tentatively. The total stock of non-performing loans (NPL) in the EU is estimated at over €1 trillion, or 5.4% of total loans, a ratio three times higher than in other major regions of...
  • TOOLS OF JIHAD Shocking police pictures reveal 10,000-weapon arsenal including howitzers...

    03/17/2017 8:18:35 AM PDT · by Gritty · 53 replies
    The Sun ^ | March 15, 2017 | Danny Collins
    <p>POLICE last night revealed an arsenal of more than 10,000 weapons destined for the hands of terrorists and organised gangs around Europe.</p> <p>A continent-wide operation stopped weapons including anti-aircraft guns, howitzers and grenades falling into the hands of extremists in France, Spain and Belgium.</p>
  • Erdogan: European Headscarf Ban ‘Started a Clash Between the Cross and the Crescent’

    03/17/2017 8:43:14 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 17, 2017 | John Hayward
    In addition to his customary invective against European governments for refusing to allow his ministers to rally Turkish expatriates behind him, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday that the EU’s new ban on headscarves in the workplace would launch “a struggle between the cross and the crescent.”
  • Captains of German industry to accompany Merkel on Trump trip

    03/13/2017 7:38:57 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 63 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 13, 2017 | Georgina Prodhan
    Bosses of German companies including engineering group Siemens (SIEGn.DE) and carmaker BMW (BMWG.DE) will travel with Chancellor Angela Merkel to meet U.S. President Donald Trump this week, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. Faced with Trump's "America First" policy and threats to impose tariffs on imported goods, the captains of industry will stress how many U.S. jobs are tied to "Deutschland AG". Trains-to-turbines group Siemens employs more than 50,000 people in the United States, its single biggest market, where it makes 21 percent of its total revenue, while BMW's South Carolina plant is its largest factory anywhere in the...
  • UK Proposal to Send Refugees Home Assailed by UN Official [semi-satire]

    03/11/2017 3:28:59 PM PST · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 12 Mar 2017 | John Semmens
    A United Kingdom proposal to send refugees back to their home countries if conditions there improve was assailed by UN Secretary General António Guterres as "contrary to basic human rights." "The Earth belongs to all people," Guterres asserted. "No government, no person has the right to block any other person from choosing which portion of our common inheritance he wishes to occupy." UK Prime Minister Theresa May defended her proposal, saying "we took these people in as a humanitarian gesture because their homelands are wracked by war. Their insistence on maintaining the culture from which they came implies a desire...
  • All Politics Is Local (The Daily Rattle)

    03/08/2017 9:36:58 AM PST · by OddLane · 2 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | March 8, 2017 | Gerard Perry s
    In a reminder that there are actually rational people living in The People’s Republic of Vermont, the voters of Rutland have just turned out their incumbent mayor, Chris Louras, after he attempted to deluge their town with Muslim refugees from Syria and Iraq. While ignoring the public’s deep discontent with our government’s refugee resettlement programs-when not imputing racism and bigotry to Americans who express reservations about these schemes-is the norm, even the alternative weekly was forced to concede the enormous political consequences of this decision. -For those of you who were wondering whatever happened to the thousands of unaccompanied minors...
  • A Lesson for Liberals

    03/07/2017 12:23:06 PM PST · by davikkm · 7 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    In 2016, Europe took in more than 1 million refugees and migrants, of which many claimed asylum (this is an increase of almost four times 2015). Here’s a breakdown of nationalities from the BBC: While there are some nations that are to be expected on this chart, aren’t there some odd ones, too? And while it is absolutely right to provide support for those in war torn countries, many people across Europe are asking themselves: Why are they coming here? And why not somewhere else? Many in the media would describe this as a callous approach, but the U.N laws...
  • French Candidate Targeted by EU Parliament [semi-satire]

    03/06/2017 9:31:05 AM PST · by John Semmens
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 5 March 2017 | John Semmens
    The European Parliament cleared the way for the French government to prosecute populist candidate for the presidency, Marine LePen, for her 2015 tweet of "terroristic images." The images showed ISIS atrocities. If convicted, LePen could be imprisoned for up to three years and fined 75,000 Euros. LePen, who has been highly critical of the virtually unrestricted immigration of Muslims into France, assailed the EU's actions, calling them "yet more proof of everything we've been saying. The government's misguided attempts to be compassionate have endangered the lives of our citizens and pose a threat to our nation's survival. Right now, swaths...
  • Ex-IMF Chief Found Guilty of Embezzlement will NOT Go to Jail

    03/04/2017 10:34:50 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    The Local (Spain) ^ | 3 March 2017
    Spain's anti-corruption prosecutor on Friday allowed former IMF chief Rodrigo Rato to remain free and without judicial supervision despite a jail sentence of four years and six months for embezzlement. Rato, who is also a former Spanish economy minister, will now remain at liberty until the court rules definitively on his case. Rato was sentenced on February 23 for misusing funds when he was the boss of two Spanish banks. He was tried with 64 other former executives and board members, accused of misusing €12 million ($12.7 million) between 2003 and 2012. He is expected to file an appeal.
  • SteynPost #9 - Steyn on Sweden (video)

    03/04/2017 10:45:04 PM PST · by aquila48 · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | Mar 3, 2017 | Mark Steyn
    What Happens in Sweden Stays in Sweden - How Sweden's lenient refugee policy has put its women in danger of being sexually assaulted. Another story you will not hear about in the American media.
  • Pope Will Meet EU Leaders and Tell Them: ‘Tear Down The Walls’

    03/03/2017 7:41:56 AM PST · by davikkm · 60 replies
    breitbart ^ | BREITBART LONDON
    VATICAN CITY (AFP) – Pope Francis will meet with the leaders of all EU nations at the Vatican on March 24 ahead of the bloc’s special summit in Rome, Vatican sources said Thursday. The March 25 summit will mark the 60th anniversary of the bloc’s founding treaty. The pontiff will meet the leaders in the afternoon, the sources said.
  • Dutch Election: Geert Wilders Gets Military Protection

    03/03/2017 7:54:54 AM PST · by C19fan · 5 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | March 2, 2017 | Vijeta Uniyal
    With less than 2 weeks until Dutch election, the government has assigned special forces of the Dutch military to protect the frontrunner Geert Wilders, European newspapers report. Europe’s most prominent critic of Islam and leader of the Dutch Freedom Party (PVV), Wilder had suspended his public campaign last week after a police officer serving in his security detail was arrested for leaking details about his movements to Moroccan-Muslim criminal organisation.
  • Democrats Admit to Being Lobbied by Russia, China and Europe Before Backing Iran Nuclear Deal

    03/02/2017 9:02:21 AM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 25 replies ^ | Sept. 3, 2015 | Patrick Goodenough
    ( – More than a dozen of the 34 Democratic senators who have declared their support for the Iran nuclear agreement cited arguments by America’s five negotiating partners that there would be no better deal forthcoming if the U.S. rejects this one. On Wednesday, the number of senators to have publicly stated support for the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) climbed to 34 – all Democrats – thereby giving President Obama the backing he needs to sustain his veto of a Republican-led resolution disapproving it, which is expected to pass by mid-September. As previously undecided senators one by one...
  • Twenty Million Migrants Heading For Europe

    03/02/2017 5:57:13 AM PST · by Vlad The Inhaler · 41 replies
    The Geller Report ^ | March 1, 2017 | Pamela Geller
    Play a dirge for Europe. Pray President Trump can get his terror ban in place. TWENTY MILLION African migrants heading for Europe: European parliament president warns that a huge number will arrive in the ‘next few years’ unless action is taken Antonio Tajani said the EU needs to open asylum centres in Libya There are more than 30 centres in the country, run by smugglers or militias In January and February this year, 12,000 migrants arrived in Italy By Fionn Hargreaves For Mailonline, 1 March 2017: As many as twenty million African migrants could come to Europe in the near...
  • The Netherlands Ours Again!

    03/01/2017 5:20:15 PM PST · by bkopto · 37 replies
    Geert Wilders Blog ^ | 8/26/2016 | Geert Wilders
    Millions of Dutch citizens have simply had enough of the Islamization of our country. Enough of mass immigration and asylum, terror, violence and insecurity. Here is our plan: instead of financing the entire world and people we don’t want here, we’ll spend the money on ordinary Dutch citizens. This is what the PVV will do: 1. De-islamize the Netherlands - Zero asylum seekers and no immigrants anymore from Islamic countries: close the borders - Withdraw all asylum residence permits which have already been granted for specific periods, close the asylum centers - No Islamic headscarves in public functions - Prohibition...
  • 96 Percent of Movies on Netflix Directed by Men: Swedish Study

    03/01/2017 10:51:21 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 49 replies
    Streaming platform Netflix has been criticized in Sweden after a study of its content showed that almost all of the movies hosted there were directed by men. The Stockholm Feminist Film Festival, an annual festival which aims to improve gender equality within the film industry, carried out an evaluation of the gender equality levels of films and TV shows hosted on the Swedish version of Netflix. It found that 96 percent of all films released on Netflix Sweden in 2016 had a male director. The film festival also researched the gender balance among scriptwriters, producers and leading characters of films...
  • Lords Defy Brexit Bill

    03/01/2017 10:43:41 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    British Ministers are expected to try to overturn an embarrassing defeat in the House of Lords on the Government’s Brexit Bill when the legislation returns to the House of Commons. Peers in the upper chamber defied Prime Minister Theresa May in favour of an opposition amendment, guaranteeing the rights of EU nationals living in the UK after Brexit. The Government said the defeat was “disappointing” but made clear they are determined to reverse it in the lower chamber. Shadow Brexit minister Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town warned against EU nationals being used as “bargaining chips” in negotiations to quit the...
  • €22 million earmarked for construction of Estonia's eastern border in 2017

    03/01/2017 1:43:08 PM PST · by snarkpup
    Over €22 million is to be invested into the continued construction of Estonia's eastern border this year. According to Minister of the Interior Andres Anvelt, the goal is to construct for Estonia the most modern state border in Europe, which would likewise be a worthy external border for the EU and NATO alike. The minister noted that the plan is to outfit the entire border with technical surveillance. "If years ago we acknowledged that the border is guarded by people supported by technology, then in a few years we want to be able to say that it is modern technology...
  • Rand Paul Criticizes John McCain For Attacking Trump, ‘Playing Footsies’ With Europe

    02/28/2017 10:59:13 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 40 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 27, 2017 | Christian Datoc
    Sen. Rand Paul harshly criticized sen. John McCain during a Monday morning interview on “The Mike Gallagher Show.” “There’s been a long standing tradition that when you go over sees you don’t toady up to the sort of socialists in Europe and you say, ‘oh they look down their nose at us and they think they’re better than us,'” the Kentucky Republican stated. “He goes over there and criticizes the president.” “Look I will have disagreements with the president, but I will support him when he’s conservative,” he told Gallagher. “I think most of the policies that have come out...
  • Merkel: Yeah, I guess we should spend that extra money on defense after all

    02/27/2017 2:56:41 PM PST · by mandaladon · 14 replies
    Hot Air ^ | JAZZ SHAW
    You may recall from the 2016 campaign trail that many of our media mavens lectured then candidate Donald Trump about his plans to bully our NATO allies into paying their fair share of defense costs. This was widely viewed in liberal circles as an unreasonable attitude, with some even suggesting that it could discount America’s place as a global leader. It turns out that, yet again, President Trump decided to make good on his promise when he sent his new Secretary of Defense across the pond to deliver precisely that message. (Washington Post) Defense Secretary Jim Mattis issued an ultimatum...
  • The EU Is Profiting From Trump: Swedish EU Commissioner

    02/27/2017 11:36:43 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    The United States' new hostility to free trade deals under President Donald Trump is benefiting the European Union, the bloc's top trade official said Tuesday. After Trump's withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal in late January, "many countries are now turning to us, because they believe protectionism is not the right answer," Swedish European Commissioner Cecilia Malmström told German business newspaper Handelsblatt. "We are already negotiating with almost all of them, or preparing conversations" with the countries around the Pacific Rim that had signed up to the US-led treaty, she went on. Since Trump's election, the Commission has sped...
  • Marine Le Pen vows to REMOVE France from ‘MONSTER’ EU and start NEW bloc of rebel nations

    The Front National leader has laid out her foreign policy vision for France with plans to reverse EU bureaucracy which has left France “enfeebled” and “cut off” form the world. Speaking in Paris yesterday, she said: “It’s time for us to put an end to this bureaucratic monster that is the European Union. European countries are bound together in many ways, and this mandatory coalition is destroying individual member states.” The far-right chief also vowed not to allow her country be “diminished, isolated, and wholly dependent on the EU”.
  • The Whole World Is (Not) Watching

    02/26/2017 4:50:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | February 26, 2017 | Derek Hunter
    As the Conservative Political Action Conference comes to a close and radical leftists across the country rage over the wholesale rejection of their collapsing health law and election failures, you might think the world sees the United States as a nation in chaos. The media seems determined to give that very impression. But is the world viewing us, and President Trump, that way? It’s only anecdotal, but my experiences speaking to people from other countries made one thing clear to me: The rest of the world is not watching. On a recent trip to Ireland to see how the...
  • Le Pen: ‘It’s Time To Do Away With the EU’

    02/24/2017 11:03:40 PM PST · by aquila48 · 14 replies
    Breitbart UK ^ | 24 Feb 2017 | JACK MONTGOMERY
    Marine Le Pen, the frontrunner in the first round of France’s upcoming presidential elections, has declared it is “time do away” with the European Union (EU), which has become a “bureaucratic monster”. According to EU Observer, the Front National leader told journalists it is time to “build another Europe, whether madame Merkel, monsieur Schulz or the other Commissioners want it or not”. The 48-year-old said “It is time to do away with an EU that is tempted by a fusion that destroys the Europe of nations”, echoing the sentiments of France’s late post-war leader, General Charles De Gaulle. The De...
  • Czech, Slovak Prelates Cite Dangers of Immigration Surge

    02/22/2017 6:24:47 PM PST · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    A flood of immigrants can pose dangers to society, and a surge in Islamic immigration raises special concerns, two prelates from Slovakia and the Czech Republic said at a conference on religion and migration. “If there is migration that is unprepared and without any prospects, the whole society may disintegrate,” said Archbishop Dominik Duka of Prague. He said that immigration must be subject to reasonable controls, which would “take into account not only the well-being of the afflicted, but we also necessarily protect the population of the host countries.” Archbishop Stanislaw Zvolensky of Bratislava added a special concern about the...
  • Parliament Chief Warns Europe To Expect ‘Millions And Millions’ Of African Migrants

    02/21/2017 12:54:12 PM PST · by blam · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2-21-2017 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    A rubber boat with migrants in the Mediterranean Sea. 193 people and two corpses were recovered from a rubber boat by the MV Aquarius, a search and rescue vessel operated by MSF and SOS Mediterranee. (AP Photo/Sima Diab) The President of the European Parliament (EP) called for massive investments in Africa on Tuesday, warning that millions of African migrants could arrive otherwise. In a forum with Italy’s ANSA news service, Antonio Tajani said: “If the problem of Africa is not tackled—drought, malnutrition—we will have millions and millions and Africans pushing (to enter Europe) and dams and walls will not...
  • Europe at a Crossroads: 'The Pacifist Streak in German Politics Is a Problem'

    02/21/2017 6:25:55 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | February 17, 2017 10:27 AM | Markus Becker
    The future of NATO and trans-Atlantic relations will be at the top of the agenda at the Munich Security Conference, which begins on Friday. British political scientist Anthony Glees says that Germany must become a “muscular democracy” and take the lead in Europe. […] “The largest weight is now on Germany’s shoulders. Chancellor Merkel must continue to convince people of the EU’s importance; she must spearhead the effort to redefine the EU. In order to do this, Germany must become a muscular democracy. It needs to shoulder far more responsibility for the physical security of Europe, especially Eastern Europe and...
  • USAF deploys WC-135 sniffer aircraft to UK as spike of radioactive Iodine levels detected in Europe

    02/20/2017 11:11:19 AM PST · by nycinfotech · 26 replies
    Aviationist Blog ^ | 2/19/2017 | Dave Cenciotti
    Since January 2017, low levels of radioactive Iodine-131 contamination have been detected over various European countries. Highest levels have been detected in Poland. The radioactive particles were first detected in Finland. Source is anyone's guess, but the initial area of detection and area of highest concentration point to Russia. I disagree with the blog's conclusion that this is likely to be a nuclear test since I-131 has a short half-life of 8 days. More likely, there's an ongoing issue with a Russian nuclear reactor. (Doesn't have to be a power station - could be a sub or other naval reactor.)
  • Sweden 'Covering Up' Migrant Rape & Violent Crime For Sake of Humanitarianism (POTUS is right)

    02/19/2017 6:05:34 PM PST · by drewh · 43 replies
    UK Express ^ | DATED: 22:08, Sun, Feb 19, 2017 | Oli Smith
    OFFICIALS in the Swedish government have been accused of "covering up" migrant rape and refugee violence for the sake of appearing politically correct in a Fox News broadcast. By OLI SMITH PUBLISHED: 00:01, Sun, Feb 19, 2017 | UPDATED: 22:08, Sun, Feb 19, 2017 8K Journalist Ami Horowitz told Fox News people high up in the Swedish government are purposely covering up the prepretrators of rape crimes to protect "vulnerable" migrants. During an explosive interview on Friday, Mr Horowitz claimed the refugee violence crisis was out-of-control but that "European virtues" had put a stop to any discussion on the statistics....
  • Trump is right: Sweden’s refugee policy has led to problems it never imagined

    02/19/2017 12:33:16 PM PST · by markomalley · 22 replies
    The Spectator (UK) ^ | 2/19/17 | Tove Lifvendahl
    (Fraser Nelson writes from Stockholm:) During a rally in Florida yesterday, Donald Trump said that Sweden ‘took in large numbers’ of refugees and is now ‘having problems that they never thought possible’. He is being justifiably criticised and mocked for a bizarre claim that some (presumably refugee-related) event happened “last night” in Sweden. Nothing happened of any note, save for an unusually bad episode of the Melfest song contest. But Sweden has grown used to refugee-related crime stories, from attacks on asylum centres to gang-related killings. I met a journalist in Stockholm a few days ago who told me that such stories...
  • Radioactive Iodine over Europe first measured in Finnmark

    02/19/2017 12:26:08 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 42 replies
    Barents Observer ^ | 2/19/17 | Thomas Nilsen
    A trace of radioactive Iodine-131 of unknown origin was in January detected over large areas in Europe. Since the isotope has a half-life of only eight days, the detection is a proof of a rather recent release. Where the radioactivity is coming from is still a mystery. The air filter station at Svanhovd was the first to measure small amounts of the radioactive Ionide-131 in the second week of January. The station is located a few hundred metres from Norway’s border to Russia’s Kola Peninsula in the north. Soon, the same Iodine-131 isotope was measured in Rovaniemi in Finnish Lapland....
  • Merkel says Europe must take MORE refugees and Islam 'isn't source of terror'

    02/18/2017 10:25:16 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 56 replies
    Daily Star ^ | 2/18/2017 | Jeremy Culley
    The embattled leader says Europe has an obligation to take more displaced people from Syria and Iraq. She also said Islam "is not the cause of terrorism" and that combatting extremism needs the cooperation of Muslim countries. In a wide-ranging speech at a Munich security conference, the German chief also vowed to work closely with Vladimir Putin's Russia in the fight with ISIS in the Middle East. Mrs Merkel has come under fire for taking in up to one million refugees amid security concerns and a string of migrant sex attacks across Germany. After the Berlin lorry attack at a...
  • Pence brings Trump's military demands to wary Europe

    02/18/2017 8:11:56 AM PST · by Enchante · 50 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | February 18, 2017 | John Vandiver
    Merkel said Germany is committed to spending more, but will do so at its own pace. Berlin is set to increase expenditures by 8 percent this year and aims to reach the NATO benchmark of 2 percent of gross domestic product in about eight years. “We will do everything we can in order to fulfill this commitment,” Merkel said, adding that a strong Europe is also in America’s interest.
  • ‘The eurozone isn’t working’ - Alan Greenspan

    02/17/2017 6:00:13 PM PST · by Java4Jay · 14 replies
    He suggests the inequality is largely down to a north/south geographical divide which means the division between the northern and southern EU countries is too big. The bloc's more prosperous nations such as Germany consistently fund the deficits of those in the south, and that simply can't go on, said Greenspan.
  • U.S. Soldiers, Armored Vehicles Arrive in Romania

    02/17/2017 12:43:03 PM PST · by Candor7 · 61 replies
    U.S. Department of Defense ^ | Feb. 16, 2017 | Army 1st Lt. Samuel Jolley, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division
    MIHAIL KOGALNICEANU, Romania, Feb. 16, 2017 — Soldiers, tanks and M88 recovery vehicles from the 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment’s “Fighting Eagles” recently arrived at the airbase here in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve. The soldiers unloaded M1A2 Abrams tanks from the first train that arrived Feb. 14 to this eastern Romanian airbase located about 12 miles away from the Black Sea. The arrival of the tanks and roughly 500 soldiers from 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, marks the beginning of a continuous rotation of U.S. troops in southeastern Europe as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve. So far, more than...
  • Nigel Farage Warns European Parliament: "You're In For A Bigger Shock In 2017"

    02/15/2017 1:29:44 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 2 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 02/15/2017 | Tyler Durden
    The always entertaining Nigel Farage was on fire again today in European Parliament. Farage correctly warned EP members about their desire for “more Europe” when citizens of nearly every country are fed up with the policy. Partial Farage Transcript "I feel like I am attending a meeting of a religious sect here this morning. It’s as if the global revolution of 2016, Brexit, Trump, the Italian rejection of the referendum, has completely bypassed you." "You can’t face up to the fact that this bandwagon is going to roll across Europe in these elections in 2017. A lot of citizens now...