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  • West risks war with Russia over escalating military aid

    01/26/2023 1:15:13 PM PST · by JonPreston · 219 replies
    Irish Times ^ | 1/25/23 | Geoffrey Roberts
    From day one of the war in Ukraine, the most powerful argument against unrestrained western intervention in the conflict has been the danger of catastrophic escalation into an all-out war between Nato and Russia.So far, western governments have shied away from a truly existential confrontation with Russia. But the threat remains that continuing western military aid to Ukraine will provoke Russian countermeasures that could turn Moscow’s proxy war with Nato into a direct military conflict.Western hawks have long argued the danger of escalation is illusory. In an op-ed for the New York Times, former British diplomat Nigel Gould-Davies claimed “Putin...
  • German NGOs sue Twitter over antisemitic posts

    01/26/2023 8:08:41 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/1/23
    Two German NGOs have launched a lawsuit against Twitter for failing to remove antisemitic tweets that include Holocaust denial and trivialization. The European Union of Jewish Students (EUJS) along with HateAid gGmbH, which advocates against online hate and violence, have brought their case against Twitter in a civil lawsuit alleging that the platform’s lack of moderation of content violates German law. The suit centers around six comments that the NGOs described as antisemitic and illegal that were not removed despite being reported to Twitter. “In one case relating to Holocaust denial, Twitter had even explicitly refused to remove the content....
  • Dead after machete attack in churches (Spain)

    01/25/2023 3:41:20 PM PST · by Nextrush · 21 replies
    Tagesschau German TV News ^ | 1/25/2023 | Tagesschau
    In an attack with a machete in southern Spain, one person has been killed-several people were injured. The perpetrator is said to have attacked people in at least two churches... The public prosecutors office had initiated a preliminary investigation on suspicion of terrorism wrote the newspaper "El Pais". The suspect was a 25-year-old Moroccan. According to eyewitnesses, the man had entered the Church of San Isidro with the cry "for Allah"...
  • German FM Says the Quiet Part: “We Are Fighting a War with Russia”

    01/25/2023 12:37:20 PM PST · by thegagline · 80 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 01/25/2023 | Richard Abelson
    Coming on the heels of Germany’s announcement to send Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine, German foreign minister Annalena Baerbock has declared “we are fighting a war with Russia” at a meeting of the European Council. “We have to do more also on tanks,” Baerbock said. “But the most important, crucial part is that we do it together, and we do not do the blame game in Europe, because we are fighting a war against Russia, and not against each other.” NATO countries have so far scrupulously avoided insinuating that they are direct participants in the regional border conflict over ethnic...
  • Germany to send Leopard tanks to Kyiv, allow others to do so - Spiegel

    01/24/2023 11:21:06 AM PST · by Zhang Fei · 71 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 24, 2023 6:00 PM UTC | Reporting by Riham Alkousaa, writing by Sabine Siebold
    BERLIN, Jan 24 (Reuters) - German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has decided to send Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine and allow other countries such as Poland to do so while the U.S. may supply Abrams tanks, magazine Spiegel reported on Tuesday. A government spokesperson declined to comment. The defence ministry was not immediately available for comment. The decision concerns at least one company of Leopard 2 A6 tanks that will be provided out of Bundeswehr stocks, Spiegel said.
  • Poland signals intent to send Leopard tanks to Ukraine

    01/23/2023 3:57:43 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 23, 2023 | Pawel Florkiewicz
    Poland's prime minister said on Monday his government would ask Germany for permission to send Leopard tanks to Ukraine, and planned to send them whether or not Berlin agreed. Germany's foreign minister had said on Sunday that Berlin would not stand in the way if Poland wanted to do so. The issue of supplying the German-made Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine has dominated recent discussions among Western allies about how much and what sort of material aid they should give Ukraine as the first anniversary of the Russian invasion nears. The development comes as both sides are believed to be...
  • Germany to join Mediterranean hydrogen pipeline project

    01/22/2023 8:39:42 PM PST · by FarCenter · 32 replies
    The hydrogen pipeline will bring "green" gas from the Iberian Peninsula to the rest of Europe. France, Portugal, and Spain previously agreed to build the pipeline, which should be operational by 2030. Germany will join a new hydrogen pipeline project between Spain, Portugal and France, according to the Franco-German declaration on Sunday's 60th anniversary of the Elysee Treaty. The project, called H2Med, will connect Portugal and Spain with France and now Germany to supply about 10% of the European Union's hydrogen demand by 2030. The pipeline under the Mediterranean Sea will carry green hydrogen, made from water via electrolysis...
  • Germany Faces Backlash Over Refusal to Give Ukraine Tanks

    01/21/2023 4:29:00 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 56 replies
    Germany faced a strong backlash from allies on Saturday (Jan 21) over its refusal to supply Ukraine with its vaunted Leopard tanks to bolster its fighting capacity in the nearly year-long war with Russia. On Friday, some 50 nations agreed to provide Kyiv with billions of dollars' worth of military hardware, including armoured vehicles and munitions needed to push back Russian forces. But German Defence Minister Boris Pistorius told reporters on the sidelines of the event at the US Ramstein Air Base that despite heightened expectations, "we still cannot say when a decision will be taken, and what the decision...
  • Defense chiefs fail to resolve dispute on tanks for Ukraine

    01/20/2023 5:00:44 PM PST · by McGruff · 57 replies
    AP ^ | January 19, 2023 | LOLITA C. BALDOR and TARA COPP
    RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany (AP) — Ukraine will have to wait longer to find out if it will get advanced German-made battle tanks. A dispute over sending the tanks from Western allies to help Ukraine against Russia’s invasion played out both in public and private on Friday, as more than 50 defense leaders meeting in Germany failed to hammer out an agreement — stalled by Berlin’s hesitation. Failure to reach agreement on what has become an urgent request from Ukrainian leaders largely overshadowed commitments from a number of nations — including the U.S. — to send billions of dollars in...
  • Great Reset: Siemens Chairman Calls for ‘Billion People to Stop Eating Meat’ at World Economic Forum

    01/20/2023 11:21:07 AM PST · by Red Badger · 78 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 Jan 2023 | KURT ZINDULKA
    One billion people should stop eating meat in order to save the climate, the chairman of the largest industrial manufacturing company in Europe told a panel at the World Economic Forum. Danish businessman and chairman of the German manufacturing giant Siemens, Jim Hagemann Snabe pushed the Great Reset agenda of replacing meat with synthetic proteins at a “Mobilizing for Climate” panel at the annual globalist meeting in Davos, Switzerland on Wednesday. “If a billion people stop eating meat, I tell you, it has a big impact. Not only does it have a big impact on the current food system, but...
  • Leftist Civil War: Greta Thunberg Airs Grievances Against World Economic Forum

    01/19/2023 7:37:40 AM PST · by Red Badger · 36 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | Jan 19, 2023 | By Ben Zeisloft
    The climate moralism arms race in Davos, Switzerland, intensified on Thursday as activist Greta Thunberg accused attendees of the World Economic Forum of hypocrisy regarding the environment. The 20-year-old Swede participated in a panel discussion moderated by CNBC in the resort town, which is presently hosting hundreds of government officials and corporate leaders for the World Economic Forum’s annual conference. Thunberg contended that the green of the dollar was more important to the attendees than the green of the planet. “We are right now in Davos where basically the people who are mostly fueling the destruction of the planet, the...
  • That Greta Thunberg arrest in Germany? It was staged

    01/18/2023 5:47:41 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/18/2023 | David Strom
    Greta Thunberg was famously arrested yesterday in that protest over the expansion of a German coal mine. John wrote about her first arrest, and there was a second yesterday.Footage emerged of the “arrest” later in the day, after some still shots made the rounds to dramatic effect. Thunberg, victim of the hideous German state determined to despoil the environment, yada yada yada.Her stand was, of course, stunning and brave. A true climate warrior willing to risk life and limb in order to save Gaia from physical despoliation and of course doing her best to prevent the planet from burning up,...
  • 500 ATMs blown up by migrant gangs in Germany in 2022, setting a new record

    01/18/2023 7:25:54 AM PST · by cutty · 45 replies
    REMIX NEWS ^ | January 16, 2023 | JOHN CODY
    Organized demolition crews, mostly made up of Moroccan migrants, are putting German lives at risk with their high-explosive ATM heists ... Organized criminal gangs active in the Netherlands and France, mostly made up of Moroccan migrants, are blowing up ATMs in Germany at a record pace in highly professional robbery operations. In 2022, government statistics indicate that they blew up 500 such machines, with statistically more than one machine being blown up every day. Cash remains popular with Germans, and to feed this demand, banks operate nearly 100,000 ATMs located throughout the country, with the machines routinely containing between €50,000...
  • Greta Thunberg Arrested by German Police during Mine Protest

    01/17/2023 1:52:28 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 01/17/2023 | Ari Blaff
    German police arrested Greta Thunberg during a protest against the expansion of a coal mine in the town of Lützerath on Tuesday. Thunberg was among a group of activists who were reportedly rushing toward the mine’s opening when she was detained by security services. “Greta Thunberg was part of a group of activists who rushed towards the ledge. However, she was then stopped and carried by us with this group out of the immediate danger area to establish their identity,” local police said in a statement. Police said Thunberg and her fellow protesters would be released without being charged. Thousands...
  • Greta Thunberg Detained at German Coal Protest

    01/17/2023 1:36:12 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    BBC ^ | 1/17 | Antoinette Radford
    Climate campaigner Greta Thunberg has been detained by police at a protest outside a western German village.She had been protesting with activists seeking to stop the abandoned village of Lützerath from being demolished for the expansion of a coal mine. Police told the BBC Ms Thunberg was not arrested and would be released after they checked her ID. The Swedish activist was detained after a group "rushed towards the ledge" of the Garzweiler 2 mine, police said.
  • Expanded US training for Ukraine forces begins in Germany

    01/16/2023 8:57:51 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 53 replies ^ | January 16, 2023 | LOLITA C. BALDOR
    The U.S. military’s new, expanded combat training of Ukrainian forces began in Germany on Sunday, with a goal of getting a battalion of about 500 troops back on the battlefield to fight the Russians in the next five to eight weeks, said Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Milley, who plans to visit the Grafenwoehr training area on Monday to get a first-hand look at the program, said the troops being trained left Ukraine a few days ago. In Germany is a full set of weapons and equipment for them to use. Until now the Pentagon...
  • Norway Replaces Russia As Germany's Top Gas Supplier

    01/16/2023 6:56:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Oil Price ^ | 01/16/2023 | Charles Kennedy
    Norway became Germany’s single-largest natural gas supplier in 2022, overtaking Russia, as total German gas imports dropped by 12.3% compared to 2021, the German Federal Network Agency, Bundesnetzagentur, said on Friday.Norway provided 33% of the gas Germany imported last year, followed by Russia, whose share fell to 22% for last year, compared to a 52% share in 2021, said the German regulator.Last year, Russia started gradually cutting gas supply via the Nord Stream pipeline to Germany in June until shutting down the pipeline in early September, claiming an inability to repair gas turbines for the pumping stations due to Western...
  • German court seeks to force COVID-19 vaccine on Holocaust survivor

    01/16/2023 6:51:05 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 10 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 1/15/23 | Benjamin Weinthal
    The court ruled to forcibly vaccinate Holocaust survivor Inna Zhvanetskaya and then commit her to a psychiatric ward. A court in the German city of Stuttgart, in the state of Baden-Württemberg, is seeking to force COVID-19 vaccinations for an 85-year-old Jewish composer and a Holocaust survivor, sparking outrage among German journalists and one Jewish community leader. A regional court has overruled the decision. Austrian-based German-language website Report24 first reported on Tuesday of the case of Holocaust survivor Inna Zhvanetskaya. She was born in Ukraine in 1937. Holger Fischer, the attorney for Zhvanetskaya, said on his Telegram account on Thursday that...
  • Scholz: Germany 'getting through winter' without crisis

    01/14/2023 7:33:25 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 100 replies ^ | January 14, 2023 | AFP, dpa
    The German chancellor celebrated the government's ability to evade an economic crisis or gas shortage this winter. His remarks came at the opening of a second LNG terminal in northern Germany.
  • Greta Thunberg to join climate activists facing off with German police over a village sold to a coal mine

    01/11/2023 10:08:44 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    CBS News ^ | January 11, 2023 | BY ANNA NORYSKIEWICZ
    Berlin — German police said their methodical operation to clear hundreds of climate change activists from a tiny town that's been sold to an energy company to dig up for coal was going according to plan on Wednesday. As Sweden's high-profile climate campaigner Greta Thunberg said she would join the demonstrators squatting in the otherwise abandoned village, Day Two of the police's effort got off to a rocky start. There were more violent clashes and even some Molotov cocktails hurled at police early Wednesday, repeating scenes that played out the previous day, but the Aachen police force said its clearance...