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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Hard Times In Russo-German Relations, Dialogue Needed - Merkel

Far too late for dialog, Merkel finally envisions her own destruction along with the EU; after the slanders, bogus propaganda and (unsuccessful) sanctions heaped upon Russia and Putin the Kremlin should engage in talks only after Merkel, Hollande, and Cameron are removed from power - driving the stake in the heart of the NATO Nazis   

STRATEGIC CULTURE FOUNDATION
06/29/2015

Due to the Ukrainian crisis, the relations between Russia and Germany in 2015 are going through tough times, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said, when greeting participants before the start of the 13th conference of Russian and German sister cities.


Bunkered: Winners do not call for negotiations
Speaking before the conference, Merkel stressed that Russia and Germany should use each and every opportunity to re-establish a direct dialogue.

"2015 is marked by a serious examination in the relations between Germany and Russia. First of all, the situation in Ukraine led to significant differences [in opinion]. This is why it is essential to use every opportunity to establish an open dialogue," the German Chancellor said. The conference of Russian and German sister cities is taking place in the city of Karlsruhe in southwest Germany. 


The event brings together over 400 representatives from Russian and German cities and public organisations.


Hollande will come to regret his collaboration with 
the NATO Nazis and Merkel in particular
During the conference, meetings of the five working groups will be held, which open up new landscapes for exchange of experience, including economic cooperation, local self-governance, vocational training, social and historical activities. Earlier, activists of a German peace initiative appealed to German Chancellor for the peaceful resolution of the Ukrainian conflict and an organization of a multilateral conference with Russia's participation to discuss possible ways out.



Members of the German peace initiative Bad Tolz-Wolfratshausen wrote a letter to German Chancellor Angela Merkel to express their concerns about the situation in Ukraine and promote peaceful resolution of the crisis, Sueddeutsche Zeitung wrote.

The activists called for the military disarmament and organization of a European peace conference involving the United States and Russia, taking into account increasing tensions between NATO and Russia.


Obama then needs to be dealt with - decisively

The escalation of the ongoing Ukrainian conflict, further anti-Russian sanctions, US weapons supplies to Ukraine as well as the increase of NATO forces from 13,000 to 40,000 soldiers are the main factors driving German citizens in appeals of that kind.



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The Pentagon Slush Fund

The question of the 2.3 BILLION missing from the Pentagon announced by Rumsfeld the day before 911 remains unanswered  

THE 4TH MEDIA
By Mel Gurtov
06/28/2015

Back in 1959, President Eisenhower and Soviet Premier Khrushchev took a break from their summit and walked in the woods around Camp David. Khrushchev, in his memoirs, relates a conversation in which the president complains of how hard it is to resist the military’s demands for more money.


Military leaders, said Eisenhower, invariably insist the US will fall behind the Soviet Union unless he gives them the money for this or that weapon system. “They keep grabbing for more, and I keep giving it to them.” He asked Khrushchev if that was also the case in the USSR. “It’s just the same,” said Khrushchev, who went on to describe virtually the same script. “Yes,” said the president, “that’s what I thought.”


Congress members are very much a part of the military-industrial complex, which is why someone (Tom Hayden?) long ago suggested that the more accurate term is MAGIC: the military-academic-governmental-industrial complex.


Rumsfeld claims to have somehow "lost" 2.3 BILLION
Most people elected to Congress, and certainly any among them who serve on the armed services committee of either house, think two things when it comes to national security: the more weapons produced, the more secure we are; and the more money allocated to “national defense,” the better. These folks never met a weapons system they didn’t like. And when, in relatively lean times, they have to decide between social well-being and the Pentagon’s wish list, well, they don’t have to think twice. 


These days Congress members, mainly on the Republican side, are busy finding clever ways to hide stuffing the Pentagon’s stocking with strategically senseless, duplicative, exceedingly expensive weapons and related items.


Remember sequestration in 2013? It was supposed to cap military and other spending in order to help bring the overall budget back to balance. Clearly, in the minds of the military-firsters, this effort was never meant to apply to the Pentagon, as evidenced by the much larger budget hit that social welfare programs took compared with the military, and by the little publicized Overseas Contingency Operations fund, which is not subject to "sequestration."


Yes, military spending has gone down over the last three years (see the chart below); but at over $600 billion (not counting veterans’ benefits and interest on the national debt from past wars), it’s around 54 percent of all US government discretionary spending and still close to 40 percent of global military spending.


The real looting began under the Bush criminals
All the whining in Congress and the Pentagon about how the US defense posture is undermined by "sequestration" and compels a leaner military is just so much theatrics—not just because the US military is bloated both in money and weapons, and continues to fight and prepare for wars on several fronts, but also because in Washington (including in the White House) the tricks are well known for giving the military everything it wants and then some.


The fundamental problem isn’t budgetary, it’s US globalism.

Reporting on the “Pentagon Slush Fund,” the New York Times notes  that the next military budget, as voted in the House of Representatives, will have a dozen more nuclear submarines at $8 billion apiece, a $348 billion modernization program for nuclear weapons over the coming decade, billions more for missile defense and faulty jet fighters, and funding to maintain the Guantanamo prison-base in Cuba that the president had long ago promised to close down.


Amazed at the haul Bush had made, Obama doubles down as Americans refuse to react - again

US military leaders have not asked for all this money, and probably would prefer that more be allocated for conventional warfare and humanitarian missions such as in Nepal.

But it’s hard to rein in the military big spenders in Congress, especially when they couch their check-writing in patriotism.




It’s funny: the Pentagon is forever complaining that China has no reason to keep increasing its military spending. It needs to look in the mirror.




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Lord Janner To Be Prosecuted For Child Sex Abuse

The tip of the iceberg as this case will open the Pandora's Box of pedophilia in Parliament and Buckingham Palace; Janner should now be placed in protective custody in order that he does not become a chance victim of an "unfortunate accident"  

THE GUARDIAN
By Rajeev Syal
06/29/2015

The director of public prosecutions has been forced to defend her decision not to prosecute Greville Janner after a senior counsel successfully argued that the peer should be charged with historical child abuse offences.


Janner with boy
Alison Saunders said she had “demonstrated her personal commitment to tackling the sexual abuse of children” but did not apologise after she became the first DPP to have a major decision reviewed and overturned. 

The independent review, conducted by David Perry QC, concluded that it was in the public interest to bring proceedings before a criminal court. It means Lord Janner could face a trial of the facts, in which a jury hears the evidence against an individual considered too ill for a full trial. 


This is expected to cover 22 offences allegedly committed in the 1960s, 70s and 80s by Janner, who now has dementia. 

Saunders is facing calls to resign from some MPs and those who claim they were abused by the former Labour MP. 


They say she did not accept advice from a senior lawyer in April that the Crown Prosecution Service should prosecute Janner and had failed to take the wishes of Janner’s alleged victims into account. Saunders said in a statement that she had hoped the alleged victims would be able to give evidence as part of the Lowell Goddard public inquiry into historical child abuse claims, which was ordered by the home secretary, Theresa May, in February.

Saunders told the BBC she would not resign, pointing out that it was she who referred the decision to Perry. 


“I don’t think this is a decision I should resign over. It is one I took very carefully and with the victims at the heart of that,” she said.

“The review has concluded that this forum [Lowell Goddard], albeit a public one, cannot substitute for the adjudication of the courts. I accept the outcome of the review and will now be bringing this prosecution to allow for that adjudication to happen.” 


What will this prosecution uncover?

A statement from the CPS said the case against Janner would begin with a hearing at Westminster magistrates court on 7 August.


Will more allegations surface as victims come forward?
It will be the first time that allegations against Janner – which have been the subject of three failed police investigations – will be aired in a courtroom. 

The 86-year-old peer’s family strongly denies claims he used his position as an MP to abuse vulnerable young boys at a children’s home.



Saunders said in April that Janner would have been charged with a string of sex offences against children, but it was not in the public interest to do so because he had been diagnosed with dementia and was unfit to enter a plea. 

It later emerged that she had rejected the advice of the sex offences expert Eleanor Laws QC, who suggested that he should be charged. 


Cameron with Janner - PM has everything to lose

Saunders’ decision was challenged by alleged victims of Janner in the right to review process.

Simon Danczuk, the Labour MP who first named Cyril Smith as a paedophile in parliament, told the Guardian the DPP should step down. “Alison Saunders has brought the criminal justice system into disrepute. She did not take into account the alleged victims in this case.”


Will there be more indictments?

Caroline Lucas, the Green party MP for Brighton Pavilion, questioned Saunders’ initial decision. “Serious questions need to be asked about Alison Saunders’ judgment in this case, especially given that the CPS had previously acknowledged that the facts of the case passed its evidential test.” 

Liz Dux, the solicitor who represents some of the alleged victims, said: “Our clients have waited long enough for their very serious allegations to be brought before a court. They have felt deeply frustrated by the criminal justice system.”




Janner, the former MP for Leicester West, will face charges related to alleged offences of buggery and indecent assault committed against children between 1963 and 1988. ‎

The youngest alleged victim was an eight-year-old boy at the time. Janner is charged with indecently assaulting him between 1969 and 1970, and of buggery against him between 1963 and 1969. Another alleged victim was nine, while the others ‎were aged between 12 and 16.




Perry, one of the country’s most respected prosecutors, ‎agreed with Saunders that the peer’s ill health meant Janner would be deemed unfit to stand trial and that no action could be taken against him.

But they disagreed over whether it was in the public interest to bring charges. Perry said that charging Janner would have a “potential deterrent effect” on future offenders and would allow the alleged victims to tell their stories in court. 


Tear down the wall - expose them all

It is still possible that a judge could throw out the case against Janner if his lawyers successfully argue against a trial of the facts, halting any need for evidence or testimony from his alleged victims.

Lawyers for Janner will be able to contest the evidence before a ruling as to his guilt or otherwise is made. A finding of guilt could be made but a conviction is unlikely because of Janner’s health. ‎




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Greeks Hit By Closed Banks, Warnings From Eurozone

With the coming referendum Greeks will cook the EU elitist criminals, IMF, bankers a stew they will choke on; should the banks steal from private accounts once more it will ignite a conflagration that will instantly burn down the entire EU   

AP
By Derek Gatopoulos and Costas Kantouris
06/30/2015

ATHENS, GREECE — 

Anxious Greek pensioners swarmed closed bank branches and long lines snaked outside ATMs as Greeks endured the first day of serious controls on their daily economic lives ahead of a July 5 referendum that could determine whether the country has to ditch the euro currency and return to the drachma.


As strict capital controls took root Monday following Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' surprise weekend decision to call a referendum on international creditors' latest economic proposals, Greece's population tried to fathom the sheer scale of the changes on their daily lives.

Following a breakdown in talks between Greece and its creditors, the country is in the midst of the one of the most acute financial crises seen anywhere in the world in years. It's running out of time to get the money it needs to stave off bankruptcy.


Those fears stoked fears of a crippling bank run, a messy Greek debt default and an exit from the euro. As a result, the country's government imposed strict capital controls, none more onerous than a daily allowance of a measly 60 euros ($67) at the ATM.

The controls come ahead of a big 1.6 billion-euro payment Greece has to make to the International Monetary Fund.

It's unlikely to be able to pay that without financial assistance.


Won't be fooled again; Greeks decide to go it alone, referendum a forgone conclusion

But Greece's bailout program with its European creditors officially expires Tuesday too, meaning the country will not have access to any of the money still available if it doesn't secure a deal.


For months, the left-wing led Greek government, elected in January on a promise to bring an end to the hated austerity that it blames for an acute economic recession, has failed to agree a package of spending cuts and reforms demanded by creditors in exchange for the remaining 7.2 billion euros ($8.1 billion) of rescue loans. The sight of an economy on the precipice hit global markets hard Monday. In Europe, the Stoxx 50 index of leading shares ended 2.5 percent lower while Germany's DAX slid 3.6 percent. 



There were also some early warning signs that Greece's problems may prove contagious — the borrowing rates of other highly indebted eurozone countries such as Italy and Portugal inched up slightly.

Investors are worried that should Greece leave the euro and say it can't pay its debts, which stand at more than 300 billion euros, it will be forced into a chaotic return to the drachma — developments that could derail a fragile global economic recovery as well as raise questions over the long-term viability of the euro currency itself.


EU dominos begin their final fall; a synthetic criminal enterprise designed to enslave the people of Europe meets a fitting end 

"The major market concern is that if Greece were to default and or exit then it might encourage others to do the same," said Gary Jenkins, chief credit strategist at LNG Capital. "Thus it puts the entire eurozone project at risk of collapse."

Tsipras is advocating Greeks reject the proposals in the popular vote, which increasingly has the look of a vote on euro membership itself.




That message was hammered home by European leaders.

"I'd like to ask the Greek people to vote 'Yes' ... I very much like the Greeks, and I'd say to them 'You should not commit suicide because you are afraid of death," European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, in an emotional speech given against a backdrop of giant Greek and EU flags.


Merkel will count herself lucky to wind up in a jail cell

Negotiations with Greece with not dead, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her deputy insisted — as long as Greeks supported that path in Sunday's vote.

"It must be crystal clear what is being decided: It is essentially the question, yes or not to remaining in the eurozone," Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel said.


In Greece, the sense of unease was evident in the number of pensioners lining up at bank branches hoping they might open. Many elderly Greeks don't have bank cards and make withdrawals in person at the till, and so find themselves completely cut off from their money.


"I came here at 4 a.m. because I have to get my pension," said 74-year-old Anastasios Gevelidis, one of about 100 retirees waiting outside the main branch of National Bank of Greece in the country's second largest city of Thessaloniki.

"I don't have a card, I don't know what's going on, we don't even have enough money to buy bread," he said. "Nobody knows anything. A bank employee came out at 8 a.m. and told us 'you're not going to get any money,' but we're hearing that 70 branches will open."




Aside from developments at the banks in Greece, massive queues formed at gas stations, with worried motorists seeking to fill up their tanks and pay with credit cards while they were still being accepted.


Although credit and cash card transactions have not been restricted, many retailers were not accepting card transactions Monday. Electronic transfers and bill payments are allowed, but only within Greece. The government also stressed the controls would not affect foreign tourists, who would have no limits on cash withdrawals with foreign bank cards.


For emergency needs, such as importing medicines or sending remittances abroad, the Greek Treasury was creating a Banking Transactions Approval Committee to examine requests on a case-by-case basis.

Tsipras announced the capital controls in a televised address Sunday, blaming eurozone finance ministers for their rejection of an extension request to the bailout program.

The referendum decision, which has been ratified by Parliament, shocked and angered Greece's European partners.

Greece is dividing into two camps ahead of the referendum — with most of the opposition backing a "Yes" vote.


UK will follow Greece out of the disintegrating EU, sounding the final death-knell of the Euro

"If you want to stay in the euro, vote yes ... If you want banks to open, vote, yes ... and most important, if you want to stay in Europe, vote yes," former prime minister, Antonis Samaras, told lawmakers from his conservative party.

Protesters gathered late Monday to back the government proposal. A rally in support of the "Yes" vote in planned Tuesday.

Kantouris reported from Thessaloniki, Greece. Derek Gatopoulos in Athens, Lorne Cook and Raf Casert in Brussels, Lori Hinnant in Paris and Pan Pylas in London contributed.



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ANDREW KREIG: EXPERTS REJECT FIRE AS CAUSE FOR 9/11 WTC COLLAPSES

The real truth on 9/11 slowly continues to bleed out

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Technical experts are mounting major challenges to official U.S. government accounts of how three World Trade Center skyscrapers collapsed in near-freefall after the 9/11 attacks 15 years ago.

Many researchers are focusing especially on the little-known collapse of

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The Geopolitics Of The United States, Part 1: The Inevitable Empire

The Empire and the inevitable fall of the Obama criminal regime

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STRATFOR Editor’s Note: This installment on the United States, presented in two parts, is the 16th in a series of STRATFOR monographs on the geopolitics of countries influential in world affairs.

Like nearly all of the peoples of North and South America, most Americans are not originally from the territory that became the United States.

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Geopolitics Of The United States Part 2: American Identity And The Threats of Tomorrow

A look back at 2011 predictions for the future in order to put events of today into perspective

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We have already discussed in the first part of this analysis how the American geography dooms whoever controls the territory to being a global power, but there are a number of other outcomes that shape what that power will be like. The first and most critical is the impact of that geography on the American mindset.

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By Robert S. Finnegan

This e-mail outlines and confirms the acts of espionage against Indonesia and Indonesians by Akiko Makino and the others involved both in Kobe University and in AI Lab at University of Airlangga, Surabaya; Bahasa Indonesia original follows English translation...

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THE 5TH ESTATE UNEQUIVOCALLY WARNS THE PUBLIC NOT TO TAKE OR GIVE THIS PROVEN DANGEROUS, INEFFECTIVE DRUG TO ANYONE

Obama criminals now resulting to biowarfare in quest to destroy Chinese and ASEAN economy; "novel virus substrain" points directly to a Kawaoka / Fouchier / Ernala-Ginting Kobe lab virus weaponized and genetically altered to specifically target and infect the Asian population: Ribavirin...

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The 5th Estate has just purchased a library on H5N1 "Novel" virus pandemics, there are dozens of PDF and Exel documents we feel will assist you in saving lives following intentional releases of the H5N1 and now MERS viruses; we will begin by printing those that appear to be extremely relevant here: H5N1 Kobe-Kawaoka-Ernala series continues soon with more "Smoking Gun" e-mails from Teridah Ernala to The 5th Estate . . .

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By Robert S. Finnegan

On October 12, 2002 the Indonesian island of Bali experienced a terrorist attack that rocked the world. It was unquestionably well-coordinated and executed, the largest in the country's history.

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