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  • Even without war, Russia has defeated Europe already

    01/19/2022 8:46:31 AM PST · by mac_truck · 43 replies
    EUObserver ^ | 1/19/2022 | John Holslag
    Whether or not Vladimir Putin moves his troops into Ukraine, he has once again confronted Europe with a most painful reality: while being too weak to defend itself, it can no longer rely on the United States to come to its rescue. We are facing a reality in which Russia, despite its economy only having the size of Italy's, can bully and intimidate a continent thanks to its energy reserves and its readiness to project vast military power. Sure, any Russian invasion of Ukraine would cost Russia a fortune and likely degrade into a grinding war of attrition. Invasion is...
  • UK's Labour take 10-point opinion poll lead over scandal-hit Boris Johnson

    01/16/2022 1:06:31 AM PST · by RandFan · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jan 16 | Reuters
    LONDON, Jan 14 (Reuters) - The scandal engulfing British Prime Minister Boris Johnson over his conduct during coronavirus lockdowns has helped the opposition Labour Party to pull into a 10 point lead over the ruling Conservatives in a new opinion poll released on Friday. Johnson apologised to parliament on Wednesday and to Queen Elizabeth on Friday following a series of parties or gatherings that were held in his Downing Street residence at times when the country was under strict pandemic curbs. Pollster Savanta ComRes said a survey of 2,151 adults on Thursday and Friday put Labour up 5 points to...
  • Piers Morgan on Boris Johnson's "disgraceful" hypocrisy during "severe" Lockdown

    01/16/2022 6:47:33 PM PST · by RandFan · 17 replies
    twitter ^ | Jan 16 | Piers Morgan
    Piers Morgan nails it here. Clip..,
  • Israeli environment minister says UAE oil deal is blocked

    12/31/2021 6:12:56 PM PST · by blueplum · 6 replies
    AP ^ | 30 December 2021 | TIA GOLDENBERG
    TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel’s Environment Minister said Thursday a clandestine oil deal that would have turned a scuba divers’ paradise into a waypoint for Emirati oil headed for Western markets has effectively been blocked.... ...The secret deal would have significantly increased the number of oil tankers docking and unloading in the Israeli resort city of Eilat. It was struck last year between the Europe-Asia Pipeline Company, the Israeli government-owned corporation, and MED-RED Land Bridge, a joint Israeli-Emirati venture, following the historic agreement establishing formal diplomatic ties... ...Senior officials in former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government — including his...
  • Tech Sell Off, Bubble Comparisons, China | ITK with Cathie Wood

    01/12/2022 9:57:10 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 7, 2022 | Cathie Wood [episode XXIV of "In the Know"]
    On episode XXIV of "In the Know," (January 7, 2022) ARK CEO/CIO, Cathie Wood, weighs in on the tech sell off, innovation stocks, autos, China, the tech & telecom bubble, and more. As always, she also discusses fiscal policy, monetary policy, the economy, market signals, economic indicators, and innovation. We hope you find this monthly series useful, especially during periods of heightened volatility. Stay Healthy. Stay Innovative.Tech Sell Off, Bubble Comparisons, China | ITK with Cathie Wood | January 7, 2022 | ARK Invest
  • The Catastrophe of Nord Stream 2

    01/12/2022 3:11:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | January 12, 2022 | Todd Royal
    There is a real possibility that the European Union (EU) will endure major fuel shortages this winter. Record-high electricity prices are currently the norm with no end in sight. Russian president Vladimir Putin astutely understands that the EU heavily relies on Russian natural gas, which the Nord Stream 1 and now 2 (NS2) natural gas pipeline will provide. This $11 billion line to the German coast spanning 764 miles under the Baltic Sea will double the capacity of Russian natural gas and be used as a geopolitical leverage point against Ukraine, Poland, NATO, the EU, and most of all Germany,...
  • The Energy Crisis Is Sending Shockwaves Through The UK Economy

    01/08/2022 10:06:51 AM PST · by george76 · 50 replies
    Oil price ^ | Jan 08, 2022 | City A.M -
    Skyrocketing gas prices are sparking major concerns in the UK, with households bracing for higher bills and food prices. The energy crisis has already hit millions of Brits, but is set to hit more still. The UK is highly dependent on consumer spending to generate output, indicating the economy could still be in the mire heading into the spring. A wave of concern over the swelling cost of living is sweeping across Britain. While households are bracing for higher tax bills and are already being stung by food prices leaping, it is swelling energy costs that will hit hardest in...
  • Turkey Changes Its Name To Türkiye to better Reflect Culture, Values

    01/09/2022 8:02:43 AM PST · by Cronos · 74 replies
    Travel Awaits ^ | 2 January 2022 | Greg Robertson
    The Middle Eastern country officially changed its name in December to Türkiye (when the English spelling is used). The decision was made to better reflect the culture and traditions of the country. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan issued a circular in early December making the change to preserve the values that come from the deep-rooted history of the Turkish nation. “The phrase Türkiye represents and expresses the culture, civilization and values of the Turkish nation in the best way,” the circular says. “In this context, the phrase ‘Made in Türkiye’ is now being used instead of ‘Made in Turkey’ on our...
  • Hoax Essay on 'Racism' of White Milk Against Black Coffee Wins Praise in Swedish University

    01/02/2022 10:53:02 AM PST · by LuigiBonnafini · 32 replies
    Sputnik International ^ | 12/28/2021 | Igor Kusnetsov
    Among other things, the essay suggested that white milk takes away the unique properties of black coffee, "domesticates", and "controls" it, making a point about "drink-based colonisation". The author of the essay went on to rhetorically ask readers "what on earth was happening to our bastions of education".
  • MEP suggests BioNTech founders appear on euro notes

    01/02/2022 7:29:16 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 01.01.2022 | sdi/aw (AFP, dpa)
    A member of the European Parliament suggested to the European Central Bank (ECB) on Sunday that BioNTech founders Ugur Sahin and Özlem Türeci be depicted on one of the notes. German Free Democrat (FDP) politician Moritz Körner was the first one to make the suggestion. “Important European figures like the BioNTech founding couple Ugur Sahin and Özlem Türeci should be printed on the new euro notes,” said Körner, as quoted by German newspaper Welt am Sonntag. “Their work has saved the lives of millions of Europeans. The trajectory of their life is an impressive story about integration, progress, entrepreneurship, scientific...
  • Israel set to double settlements in Golan Heights

    12/27/2021 1:02:17 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 12.26.2021 | mm/fb (AP, dpa)
    Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said Sunday that his country plans to double the number of settlers living in the Golan Heights. The plan was approved by the Israeli Cabinet on Sunday, Bennett’s office said. The move comes nearly three years after the United States, under former President Donald Trump, recognized Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan, which Israel captured from Syria more than five decades ago. Trump’s declaration was condemned by the rest of the international community as the annexation is not widely recognized. […] Israel conquered the Golan Heights in 1967 and 14 years later, in 1981, annexed the...
  • Commission to table green investment rules for gas and nuclear early next year

    12/24/2021 5:33:41 PM PST · by The_Media_never_lie · 7 replies
    EURACTIV.com with Reuters ^ | December 21, 2021 | Staff
    The European Union’s executive Commission is considering whether to include nuclear and natural gas in its “sustainable finance taxonomy”, a rulebook that will restrict which activities can be labelled as climate-friendly investments. “We are going to have most likely a discussion tomorrow in college, which then will lead… to approval next year,” EU environment commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius told a news conference on Monday, referring to the Commission’s weekly “college” meeting.
  • Why Putin has such a hard time accepting Ukrainian sovereignty

    12/22/2021 2:23:54 AM PST · by tlozo · 37 replies
    The Conversation ^ | December 21, 2021 | Jacob Lassin & Emily Channell-Justice
    Ukraine is again looking warily over its eastern border as Russia threatens its territorial integrity. In recent weeks, a buildup of Russian troops along the Ukrainian border has rattled Western leaders fearful of an incursion similar to, or perhaps even more wide-ranging than, Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014. Then, on Dec. 17, 2021, Vladimir Putin demanded that no former Soviet states, such as Ukraine, be added to NATO – the Western alliance that Ukraine has long expressed a desire to join – and that NATO cease all military cooperation in Eastern Europe. Such rhetoric harks back to the Cold...
  • Putin flunky warns Russia will put ‘gun to America’s head’ as tensions grow

    12/22/2021 2:30:57 AM PST · by tlozo · 94 replies
    New York Post ^ | 12/21/2021 | Mark Moore
    Russian President Vladimir Putin has blamed the West for increasing tensions in Eastern Europe and suggested a “military-technical” response if his request for security guarantees is not met — while a media mouthpiece for the Kremlin warned that Russia will hold a gun to “America’s head” if Ukraine is allowed to join NATO. In a speech Tuesday to Russian defense ministry officials, Putin said Moscow needs “long-term, legally binding guarantees” from the West that the US and NATO will not deploy missile systems in Ukraine, rather than “verbal assurances.” Russia has massed as many as 175,000 troops as well as...
  • Tariq Ramadan: Former lecturer on "Ethics of Islam" and current violent serial rapist

    12/21/2021 10:20:54 PM PST · by NewsRael · 9 replies
    NEWSRAEL ^ | Dec 22, 2021 | NEWSRAEL
    When last we heard about Tariq Ramadan, at one time the most famous Muslim “public intellectual” in the Western world, he had fallen from grace. The curtain was pulled back and as one woman after another came forward to charge him with rape, he was revealed to be not only a serial rapist, but one who enjoyed humiliating – and physically hurting – his victims. He has been allowed out of prison, and awaits trial in Paris. He may also have to face trial in Geneva, with a different set of accusers. In the wake of these charges, he was...
  • Russia warns of military action as fears mount of Christmas invasion of Ukraine

    12/20/2021 7:44:12 PM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 30 replies
    https://www.washingtontimes.com ^ | December 20, 2021 | By Ben Wolfgang - The Washington Times - Monday, December 20, 2021
    Russia upped the ante Monday in its dangerous standoff with Ukraine, openly warning of military action if President Biden and America’s NATO allies ignore a list of demands Moscow announced late last week — a far-reaching list that some key U.S. lawmakers have dubbed a “pretext to war.” Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said his country is fully prepared to respond through “military-technical means” if Western powers fail to address those demands. He said NATO must not expand to include Ukraine or Georgia and the U.S. must not base additional military assets in former Soviet republics in Central Asia....
  • London University Students Ban Jews, Whites from Meeting

    12/20/2021 6:50:50 PM PST · by marshmallow · 20 replies
    The Jewish Chronicle ^ | 12/9/21 | Staff
    Goldsmiths activists restrict entry to 'Palestinian liberation' discussionJews and white people were banned from a student meeting at Goldsmiths, University of London, that discussed “defending Palestine”. The meeting last month, which was strictly limited to students who were “African, Arab, Asian, Caribbean and other black communities”, was part of an effort by pro-Palestine activists to use a student strike against job cuts at the university to campaign for their cause. On the first day of the strike, which began in November, an advertisement for “Palestinian liberation” was shared online while Palestine flags and banners appeared on the picket line. This...
  • Showdown over Ukraine looms as Russia, NATO unlikely to reach deal

    12/19/2021 9:48:17 PM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 16 replies
    https://www.globalsecurity.org/ ^ | 12/20/2021 | Global Times
    If US-led bloc refuses Moscow's proposal, 'regional conflicts would increase' By Yang Sheng Published: Dec 19, 2021 10:29 PM Updated: Dec 19, 2021 10:37 PM The intense situation around Ukraine between Russia and NATO is unlikely to ease, as it is almost impossible that NATO will accept the security guarantee proposed by Moscow due to entrenched hostility to Russia, Chinese analysts said, adding that the US-led bloc will not give up expansion to the east, and Russia will definitely take action to retaliate. They noted that although China hopes the two sides can resolve the situation peacefully, the two sides...
  • CCP Stuns Biden, Blasts U.S. Military ‘War Crimes’ In Middle East.

    12/19/2021 10:49:10 AM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 20 replies
    https://thenationalpulse.com ^ | December 19, 2021 | Raheem J. Kassam Natalie Winters
    Justice may be delayed, but it will not be denied,” is the strap-line of a video from China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs that now has millions of views from across the world. The startling speech in the clip attached (below) is part of a new Chinese Communist Party effort to undermine the United States on the world stage, taking advantage of an increasingly weak Biden regime. No such wild sabre-rattling came from China during the Trump administration. They didn’t dare. But with Biden and Harris at the helm for less than a year, the world is now witnessing a rush...
  • Arab Links With Nazi Underworld (since 1960/1 at United Arab Republic, Saad al-Shazly)

    12/19/2021 8:23:32 PM PST · by Conservat1 · 7 replies
    B'nai B'rith Messenger⁩⁩ ^ | Sep 17, 1965 | Oscar Gavrilovich
    B'nai B'rith Messenger⁩⁩, 17 September 1965 — ⁨World Press In A Nutshell ⁩ By OSCAR GAVRILOVICH COMPILED AND WRITTEN EXCLUSIVELY FOR THE B'NAI B'RITH MESSENGER Arab Links With Nazi Underworld LATELY European papers exposed Arab backing of global nazi and neo-nazi organizations. One of the periodicals, devoting several pages to this unsavory partnership was Paris La Terre Retrouvee. It contends that the first inkling of such a unison came in 1960. when the now deceased former SS-officer Karl-Heinz Priester invited 300 leaders of neo-nazi groups to come to Wiesbaden, West Germany, for an organizational meeting of a world-wide neo-nazi...