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  • Lethal U.S. Military aid begins arriving in Ukraine…

    01/24/2022 5:37:29 AM PST · by Red Badger · 46 replies ^ | Posted by Kane on January 23, 2022 5:41 pm
    UPDATE — Biden weighs deployment of ‘several thousand troops to Ukraine’ JUST IN – Biden is considering deploying several thousand troops, as well as aircraft and warships, to NATO allies in the Baltics and Eastern Europe (NYT) — (@disclosetv) January 23, 2022 NEW YORK TIMES Biden is considering deploying several thousand U.S. troops, as well as warships and aircraft, to NATO allies in the Baltics and Eastern Europe, according to administration officials. The move would signal a major pivot for the Biden administration, which up until recently was taking a restrained stance on Ukraine, out of fear of provoking...
  • BREAKING: U.S. Not in Position to Evacuate Citizens From Ukraine, State Dept. Warns

    01/23/2022 7:25:57 PM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 106 replies ^ | Jan 23, 2022 | Todd Starnes |
    Ukraine is about to become Afghanistan 2.0 for Americans hoping to evacuate. Fox News Channel is reporting that the Biden Administration will not be able to evacuate U.S. citizens from Ukraine. “Given that the President has said military action by Russia could come at any time. The US government will not be in a position to evacuate US citizens. So US citizens, currently present in Ukraine should plan accordingly.” Arrange commercial flights,” a State Dept. official is quoted as saying on a phone call. The announcement is reminiscent of the administration’s feckless handling of the evacuation of Afghanistan — when...
  • State Department urges U.S. citizens in Ukraine to leave the country amid Russian buildup at border

    01/23/2022 6:31:34 PM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 16 replies
    cnbc via msn ^ | 1/23/2022 | Amanda Macias
    The State Department recommended Sunday that all U.S. citizens in Ukraine depart the country immediately, citing Russia's extraordinary military buildup on the border. "Our recommendation to U.S. citizens currently in Ukraine is that they should consider departing now using commercial or privately available transportation options," a senior State Department official said Sunday evening on a call with reporters. For months, the West has watched an extraordinary deployment of Russian forces and equipment to its border with Ukraine. The buildup has evoked Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea, a peninsula on the Black Sea, which sparked an international uproar and triggered a...
  • Germany blocks NATO ally Estonia from giving military support to Ukraine as it faces a possible Russian invasion: report

    01/23/2022 1:26:43 PM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 40 replies
    Isider via yahoo ^ | January 21, 2022 | John Haltiwanger
    Germany is preventing fellow NATO member Estonia from providing Ukraine with military support by declining to offer export permits for weapons of German origin, The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. "Germany, they have a lot of hesitation to deliver to us," Ukraine's defense minister, Oleksiy Reznikov, told The Journal. A German government spokesperson explained to the outlet that the decision on the exportation of weaponry is a result of a long-standing policy. "The principle governing arms exports is always the same—whether they come directly from Germany or from third countries—and no permission has been issued at this stage," the...
  • German naval boss leaves after commotion over Putin-promoting statements

    01/22/2022 9:48:00 PM PST · by Nextrush · 6 replies
    NOS News Netherlands ^ | 1/22/2022 | NOS News
    Germany's top naval boss has resigned after being discredited by statements about Vladimir Putin and Ukraine. Kay-Achim Schonbach had said in a video that the Russian leader deserves respect and that Ukraine will never get back the Crimean peninsula that Russia has annexed... Schonbach also dismissed the Russian attack plans as 'nonsense'.
  • German navy chief resigns after controversial comments favorable to Putin

    01/22/2022 4:51:39 PM PST · by dynachrome · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1-22-22 | Andrew Mark Miller
    The head of the German Navy is stepping down over controversial comments favorable to Russian President Vladimir Putin. "I have asked Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht to relieve me from my duties with immediate effect," Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schoenbach said in a statement"What he (Putin) really wants is respect," Schoenbach said. "And my God, giving someone respect is low cost, even no cost... It is easy to give him the respect he really demands - and probably also deserves." Schoenbach added that he believes Ukraine joining NATO is not a "smart" idea., according to Reuters. "The minister has accepted my request."
  • Germany Breaks With NATO Allies to Rebuff Ukraine's Pleas for Weapons

    01/22/2022 1:53:36 PM PST · by McGruff · 119 replies
    Newsweek ^ | January 22, 2022 | Brendan Cole
    Berlin has rejected calls to provide Kyiv with weapons in a week in which the U.K. and the U.S. reiterated their commitment to helping Ukraine's military amid soaring tensions over a buildup of Russian troops by its border. German defense minister Christine Lambrecht told the newspaper Welt am Sonntagthat there was "consensus in the federal government" that arms deliveries to Ukraine are "currently not helpful." While Lambrecht said Berlin is "standing on Kyiv's side," she said her country would not extend military support for Ukraine and emphasized other help it would provide, such as a field hospital worth €5.3 million...
  • Germany's global status dealt brutal blow as new country claims most powerful passport

    01/21/2022 1:27:31 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Express (U.K.) ^ | Mon, Jan 10, 2022 | Francesca Edwards
    GERMANY no longer holds the "most powerful" passport after being overtaken, analysis claims.We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info The Global Citizen Solution’s Global Passport Index suggests Germany has been knocked off the top spot by United Arab Emirates (UEA), which in previous years did not even appear in the top 10. Those with a UEA passport can enter a total of 105 countries without a visa,...
  • Jewish author compares Trudeau’s shaming of the vaccine free to the hatred against the Jews in 1930’s Nazi Germany

    01/19/2022 8:35:56 PM PST · by george76 · 12 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | Jan 19, 2022 | Anthony Murdoch
    Canadian-born Diane Bederman called Trudeau a 'sanctimonious, self-serving, self-righteous, inept, unethical, immoral, and corrupt man, who can now add evil to the list.' Canadian-born Jewish author Diane Bederman blasted Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as an “immoral” and “evil man” for the leader’s targeting of the vaccine free, saying the lessons learned from the Nuremberg Trials have been forgotten. “Here we are in 2022 and our leaders are scapegoating the non-vaccinated, blaming them for the continuation of the pandemic. Like other evil leaders, they divide rather than unite,” Bederman wrote in an January 10 opinion piece titled “Is Comparing Covid Policies...
  • Press review: German top diplomat’s Russia tour and Nazarbayev’s surprise address

    01/19/2022 10:11:10 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 6 replies
    Tass Press Review ^ | January 19, 2022 | Izvestia, Nezavisimaya Gazeta
    Nazarbayev acknowledges Tokayev’s triumph.On January 18, Kazakhstan’s first president Nursultan Nazarbayev interrupted his prolonged silence and recorded an address to the nation in which he assessed the recent upheaval in Kazakhstan and, more importantly, attempted to refute rumors that it was caused by a split and disagreements in the country’s political elite. He reiterated that President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has full authority, is the head of the Security Council and will soon be elected chairman of the Nur Otan ruling party. "So, there’s no conflict or standoff among the elite. The rumors on this subject are absolutely groundless," Kazakhstan’s first president...
  • Even without war, Russia has defeated Europe already

    01/19/2022 8:46:31 AM PST · by mac_truck · 45 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...
  • Potsdam: Curfew for the unvaccinated (Germany)

    01/18/2022 5:09:26 PM PST · by Nextrush · 38 replies
    Berliner Zeitung ^ | 1/18/2022 | DPA,MOW
    The city of Potsdam and two districts are reacting to high infection rates. From Wednesday, there will be a night curfew for the unvaccinated from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Potsdam-In Brandenburg, the seven-day incidence of corona infections continues to rise unabated. The city of Potsdam and the districts of Havelland and Teltow-Flaming therefore ordered nightly curfews on Tuesday. These apply to unvaccinated people-but not to vaccinated or recovered people. The regulations come into force at midnight and will apply from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m in the future..
  • British aircraft avoid Germany on Ukraine weapon supply run

    01/17/2022 9:47:50 PM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 22 replies ^ | 1/18/2022 |
    Two British C-17 transport aircraft carrying weapons to Ukraine were forced to fly around German airspace after Germany refused to supply defensive weapons to Ukraine. Tens of thousands of Russian troops are positioned close to the Ukrainian border, according to the UK Defence Secretary, “Their deployment is not routine, and they are equipped with tanks, armoured fighting vehicles, rocket artillery, and short-range ballistic missiles”. This build-up has resulted in Ukraine requesting assistance from allies, with two British transport aircraft heading to Ukraine with anti-armour weaponry.
  • Germany To Become Net Power Importer For The First Time Since 2002

    01/15/2022 5:41:00 AM PST · by george76 · 20 replies
    Oilprice ^ | Jan 14, 2022, | Tsvetana Paraskova -
    Europe’s largest economy, Germany, is expected to become a net importer of electricity in 2023 for the first time since 2002 due to retiring coal plants and the nuclear phase-out, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Friday. Germany plans to switch off all its remaining nuclear power generators by the end of 2022, while it will also retire a large portion of its coal-fired capacity fleet between 2022 and 2024. Recently, the country has said it would aim to phase out coal by 2030 – eight years ahead of earlier plans. The coal exit for Germany could be more...
  • Macron humiliated: France facing blackouts as 10 nuclear reactors shut over safety fears

    01/15/2022 3:49:41 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    Express (U.K.) ^ | Fri, Jan 14, 2022 | Jacob Paul
    FRANCE is reportedly facing blackouts as 10 of its nuclear reactors have shut down, spelling chaos for President Emmanuel Macron.The latest nuclear shutdown in France was announced by state energy giant EDF today. They said cracks were found near welds on a safety cooling system for two reactors at the Civaux plant in central France during routine safety checks. And EDF decided to shut down another two reactors at its Chooz plant in the eastern Ardennes region as a precaution because they are built to the same design. Karine Herviou, deputy chief executive of the French nuclear safety regulator IRSN,...
  • The EU’s New Emperor

    01/14/2022 11:14:31 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    The Spectator (Australia) ^ | 8 January 2022 | Jonathan Miller
    What would Macron’s second term look like?Emmanuel Macron, with eagle eyes, is staring at Europe like stout Cortez. Elected president of France almost five years ago aged just 39, he dreams beyond the renewal of his lease on the Élysée Palace in the April election. Now Angela Merkel has left the world stage, Macron’s ambition is to replace her as Europe’s de facto leader and to father a European federation, a United States of Europe, with France and himself at its centre. On New Year’s Day, France assumed the rotating six-month presidency of the European Council, the supreme institution of...
  • Don't Drag Nord Stream 2 Into Conflict Over Ukraine, German Defmin Says

    01/13/2022 1:16:13 PM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 23 replies ^ | Jan. 13, 2022 | By Reuters
    German Defence Minister Christine Lambrecht on Thursday warned against drawing a link between the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, meant to transport natural gas from Russia to Germany, and the differences with Moscow over Ukraine. "We should not drag (Nord Stream 2) into this conflict," Lambrecht told the broadcaster rbb in an interview. "We need to solve this conflict, and we need to solve it in talks - that's the opportunity that we have at the moment, and we should use it rather than draw a link to projects that have no connection to this conflict."
  • Hacker, 19, takes control of more than 20 Tesla vehicles in 10 countries through a flaw in third-party software that let him start cars remotely and even spy on the driver

    01/12/2022 3:16:24 PM PST · by Scarlett156 · 26 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 12 January 2022 | Stacy Liberatore
    A 19-year-old hacker claims to have taken over more than 20 Tesla vehicles in 10 countries through a software vulnerability. David Colombo, who is based in Germany, shared the feat on Twitter saying the fault does not fall on the Elon Musk-founded company, but on owners of the Teslas. The flaw is said to have been found in third-party software that allowed Colombo to unlock doors and windows, start the cars without keys and disable security systems. He also tweeted the vulnerability lets him use the internal Tesla cameras to spy on the driver. Colombo told that ‘it is...
  • The Catastrophe of Nord Stream 2

    01/12/2022 3:11:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    American ^ | 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,...
  • People Around the World are Protesting Government Vaccine Mandates

    01/10/2022 5:18:57 PM PST · by george76 · 12 replies
    Townhall. ^ | Jan 10, 2022 | Katie Pavlich
    As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to rule on the constitutionality of President Joe Biden's vaccine mandates for private businesses and federal contractors, countries in Europe that have already implemented wide spread vaccine passports are feeling the heat from citizens. Widespread protests against medical apartheid already implemented from Germany to France, where French President Emmanuel Macron said he wants to "piss off" the unvaccinated and eliminate them from public life, have become a regular occurrence. Germany: France: Austria: Italy: Belgium: Czech Republic: Meanwhile up north in Canada, people are also taking to the streets.