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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

AMERIKA : Those Who Pretend To Sleep

American braindeads, corporate "mainstream media" responsible for what appears now to be an irreversible decline into madness and chaos  

THE 4TH MEDIA
By John R. Hall
07/13/2015

Lately I find that my frustration with the level of idiocy on the part of this planet I call home is so great that writing has become nearly impossible. 


A recent article by Andrew Vltchek titled “In the USA-I Cannot Write” gave me comfort. I’m not alone. Here in the belly of the beast, among the zombie-fascist, gun-totin’, flag-wavin’ hordes of fellow Americans I spend my days in fearless loathing.

Fearless because after living for two-thirds of a century I have little to fear other than a long painful death, being shot full of lead, or a terminal case of disgust. Truth tellers rarely make friends. The messenger risks life and limb or at least a good tongue lashing, including an invitation to leave this great country. God Bless Amerika.


The Navajo have a saying that goes something like: “It is not possible to awaken those who only pretend to sleep.” This pretty well sums up the vast majority of folks who live in Empire.

Fremont, Nebraska…Christmas Eve, 1952: Mother read me “The Night Before Christmas” just before turning off my bedroom light. One of my first memories, and the beginning of my search for the truth. “Now go to sleep so Santa Claus can come. His elves are watching you.”

How horrifying. Elves in my bedroom? But aside from the excitement of it all, something was wrong. Even at four years old I was developing some sense of the size, scope, and scheme of things on earth. I knew there were big cities and lots of countries. Thousands, millions of little kids, but the reality was that even our little town of 15,000 or so would be too much for Santa Claus to handle in one night. Even a long winter’s night. Mother was lying. But why?




Lucky for me Mom and Dad leaned strongly toward atheism, so I wasn’t subjected to all the smoke and mirrors of organized religion. And although Dad fought in World War II, and was a member of General MacArthur’s Honor Guard in The Pacific, he never ever played the red, white, and blue card. Never talked about the period of his life that he wanted most to forget.

Never joined a VFW Post or wore a war-celebrating cap. Never encouraged me to join the military and make him proud. So as I grew into young manhood and left the mandatory parent to child lies behind, I was in a unique position among my friends. I had no new adult lies to replace the childhood ones. I was free to explore and make up my own mind. This was the greatest gift my parents could have given me. And the heaviest burden.

So when 1970 arrived along with my notice of mandatory induction into the US Army, I’d already decided that the Vietnam War was a misguided and insane party which I would not be attending. Most of my friends bought the snake oil Uncle Sam was peddling and took the ceremonial step forward, joining in The Southeast Asian Holocaust.

My plans for the future did not include participation in wars for corporate profit, so I refused induction. The local draft board didn’t seem to get the message and a year later I was forced to once again give Uncle Sam the middle-finger salute.

I haven’t found any figures on the subject, but I may be the only American to ever refuse induction into the US Military twice. I’d do it again. The original sentence was 9 months at Lompoc Federal Prison, but my lawyer appealed and I got to spend 2 years doing “alternate duty” in a local hospital.

My take on Americans is this: They pretend to sleep. Every time the truth tries to show its ugly head, they close their eyes and begin snoring and drooling. They can even fake rapid eye movement. They have no interest in the truth, for they’re perfectly comfortable living their lies. The Tooth Fairy, Easter Bunny, and Santa Claus have been replaced with adult lies.




They live in Fantasyland, The Matrix, The Twilight Zone, and woe be unto him who points out the man behind the curtain. Their reality is reality television shows, corporate news broadcasts, professional sports. 

They believe in capitalism with all their hearts, even when they lose their jobs, their kids are in prison, and the banks foreclose on their houses. 


They believe in American Exceptionalism, even when the rest of the world is calling for death to Americans.

Americans don’t want to know that their founding fathers were slave-owning wealthy businessmen who only broke away from England in order to set up their own scam based on British style piracy.



Don’t attempt to tell them that Thomas Jefferson not only owned slaves but was top stud on his own slave breeding farm.

Don’t tell them that Abe Lincoln had absolutely no interest in freeing the slaves…that The Civil War was fought because of what the South considered unfair tariffs…and that The Emancipation Proclamation was only issued to encourage the slaves to fight for The Union.

Don’t tell them about The Great American Holocaust and the tens of millions of Native Americans who were unceremoniously slaughtered along with the vast bison herds that sustained them.




Americas don’t want to know that all the wars in their country’s history were fought because of greed. That Hitler would never have become so powerful without US banks financing his war machine, without Ford and other US corporations supplying equipment, and without IBM organizing his ‘work camps’. Arbeit Macht Frei, no?

That Roosevelt precipitated the attack on Pearl Harbor, and knew it was coming. That Truman dropped the bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, fully understanding that Japan wanted desperately to surrender.

Don’t tell them about the sordid history behind the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Don’t tell them that all those millions of innocent rice farmers and thousands of American kids died for Wall Street.

Don’t even mention that Oswald had nothing to do with John Kennedy’s execution, nor that Bobby Kennedy, John Kennedy Jr., MLK, Malcom X, and Paul Wellstone were slaughtered because they refused to cooperate fully with the US war machine. I can hear the snoring already.




Americans don’t want to know that the official government explanation of the attacks of 9-11-01 is perhaps the greatest fairytale since “Alice in Wonderland”.

Don’t tell them that Osama bin Laden’s death a couple months after 9-11 was widely reported in Pakistan.

Don’t even whisper that the USA is a fascist empire, even though it’s obvious to anyone who’s even half awake that corporations own the government on every level, and that fascism by Mussolini’s own definition is the merger of state and corporate power. Most Americans don’t even realize that their country is an empire. Go and figure.

I’m getting bored with statistics. How many innocent people are gunned down in the streets of America each year? Too many is the answer. How many has Obama snuffed at weddings, funerals, and on playgrounds with his beloved drone warfare?




How many died in Iraq and Afghanistan since the first Bush dropped the first depleted uranium? How many expats from Latin America died in the Southwest deserts, trying to avoid being captured and jailed for the supreme crime of trying to support their families? Again, too many.

How many black and brown men are living in our prisons, working their lives away in our system of neo-slavery. Incarcerated for mostly poverty related crimes, and fattening the bankrolls of American corporations. Crimes that would never have been committed in a just economic system.

Nine black folks were recently murdered in a South Carolina church, and now a cry goes up from the slumbering masses to remove the Confederate Flag from the Capitol grounds. The flag represents a culture of hate, violence, and racism they say.


They are right, but they continue to fly and pledge allegiance to the Stars and Stripes. They stand at attention when the National Anthem is played. Tears fill their eyes as the singer glorifies rockets and bombs. The same rockets and bombs the Empire has used since the end of World War II to slaughter forty or fifty million ordinary people who were just trying to pursue happiness. But I don’t really have a body count.


The military doesn’t count dead enemies and like I said, I’m bored with statistics anyway. When does murder ascend to mass-murder? 

And how many dead bodies does it take to constitute a genocide? A holocaust? How about a Holocaust?


I suspect that most of the sleeping Americans will sleep through the imminent demise of capitalism and Empire. Of course, nobody knows exactly how and when this end will take place. But it will happen one way or another.


Nuclear winter? Simple collapse of the world economy? Global climate disaster? I forgive my Mother for the childhood lies. I told the same ones to my Daughter. If I had it to do over again, I would have come clean on Santa. No more lies. Hay, how about those Mets?



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WAYNE MADSEN : NED’s Euro - Counterpart, The EED

Americans continue to be stripped of their wealth to finance Obama's murdering CIA and their satanic worldwide destabilisation machine  

WAYNE MADSEN REPORT
By Wayne Madsen
07/12/2015

The U.S. National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a U.S. Central Intelligence Agency-financed Cold War contrivance created to advance right-wing governments and attack progressive nations around the world, has spawned a European offspring, the similarly-named European Endowment for Democracy (EED). 


The NED was largely the idea of conservative Miami Democratic Representative Dante Fascell, whose career was centered on supporting CIA efforts to overthrow Fidel Castro’s government in Cuba. Fascell never met a CIA covert operation he did not like. In fact, Fascell supported the successful effort by the U.S. Congress in 1985 to repeal the 1976 Clark Amendment, which prevented the United States from sending military assistance to Angola’s UNITA, the right-wing rebel group that was fighting Angola’s Marxist-Leninist government. After he left Congress, Fascell hired on with the Black, Manafort lobbying firm in Washington, DC, which bore the onus of representing in the power centers of the United States some of the CIA’s favorite thugs and corrupt kleptocrats, including Jonas Savimbi of UNITA, Ferdinand Marcos of the Philippines, Mobutu Sese Seko of Zaire, Mohammed Siad Barre of Somalia, and Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea.


One of Fascell’s most inglorious accomplishments was the creation of the NED, which became one of many magnet for America’s rising cabal of neo-conservatives who championed a U.S. foreign policy that sought to defeat all opponents that stood in the way of pre-eminent American dominance over the entire planet. Created in 1984, NED became a nonprofit organization that served as a virtual laundry machine for the CIA to pump millions of dollars in support of political right-wing forces around the globe. NED had four components, two of which were to please the bi-partisan Democratic and Republican champions of the organization. NED’s International Republican Institute (IRI) was a branch of the Republican Party and the National Democratic Institute (NDI) was a subsidiary of the Democratic Party. 

A third component, the American Center for International Labor Solidarity (ACILS), was a virtual department of the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), the largest U.S. labor union, which saw its overseas efforts co-opted by the CIA shortly after the end of World War II. Not to be omitted, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which promotes vulture capitalism within the United States and abroad, had control of a fourth element of NED, the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), which, ironically, worked with its "labor" counterpart, ACILS, to work against bona fide labor and workers’ rights movements and advanced the interests of U.S. multinational corporations.

The president of NED, since its inception, has been Carl Gershman, the former executive director of Social Democrats, USA, which was a faux socialist political party that was used by the CIA as a "leftist" American group to attack the Soviet Union and Cuba, support the CIA-financed Solidarity trade union movement in Poland, and provide an avenue for Trotskyist-turned-neoconservative loyalists of Max Shachtman, a Polish Jew and former aide to both Leon Trotsky and the AFL-CIO’s rabid anti-communist president George Meany, to infiltrate the administration of Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush and become a festering cancer on the American body politic to the present day. 

Washington author and journalist Michael Lind wrote in the New Statesman in 1983 that the George W. Bush administration’s neocon cabal, including individuals like Paul Wolfowitz, Richard Perle, Douglas Feith, Robert Kagan (the husband of the EED’s strongest promoter Victoria Nuland), and dozens of others represented an "amalgamation of the defense intellectuals with the traditions and theories of ‘the largely Jewish-American Trotskyist movement.’" Chief among this gang is Gershman of the NED, a Schactmanite, Zionist activist with B’nai B’rith and the American Jewish Committee, and an assistant of the gay African-American activist Bayard Rustin. Gershman served as the U.S. Representative to the United Nations Human Rights Commission during the Reagan administration, a position that resulted in paleo-conservatives charging that neocon Trotskyists were crafting Reagan’s foreign policy. 

Those charges would return during the George W. Bush administration when the same former Trotskyist neocon elements helped plunge America into two disastrous conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Barack Obama administration’s reliance on these same Trotskyist neocons, individuals like Nuland in the State Department and Geoffrey Pyatt, the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, has resulted in a Cold War-era showdown with Russia over Ukraine.

The genesis of the European Endowment for Democracy (EED) from the Schachtmanites of NED should come as no surprise. The EED was the brain child of the former Polish foreign and defense minister Radoslaw Sikorski, who is married to arch neocon Anne Applebaum of The Washington Post. Sikorski, who recently resigned in disgrace as the president of the Polish Senate, was a senior fellow of the American Enterprise Institute, where such neocon stalwarts as Michael Rubin, Frederick Kagan – the brother-in-law of Nuland – and Wolfowitz hang their professional hats. While Poland served as president of the European Union in 2011, Sikorski arranged for the EU to fund the European counterpart of the NED. 

The EED found its own version of Carl Gershman in Jerzy Pomianowski, who served as Polish deputy foreign minister under Sikorski. Pomianowski became the executive director of the EED in 2012 and he immediately set out to cooperate with the NED in fomenting anti-Russian activities in Ukraine and central Asia, complementing George Soros’s destabilization efforts in the Balkans and central and eastern Europe, and establishing EED operations centers in Riga, Copenhagen, The Hague, Oslo, Stockholm, and Kiev. Not all EU members support the efforts of EED. Greece, Cyprus, Slovenia, Croatia, Finland, Ireland, Malta, and Luxembourg have remained opposed to the efforts of the EED.

The EED is practically a Polish creation. Upon its creation, Polish foreign ministry spokesman Marcin Bosacki said, "The creation of the Endowment is a double success for Poland... In a short time, Poland implemented – from the ground up – an important project for the EU as a whole. Moreover, a Pole – our Deputy Foreign Minister – proved the best choice from among the several dozen candidates who applied for the position." Pomianowski has placed the themed "colour" revolution overthrow of the Aliev government in Azerbaijan and the Lukashenko government in Belarus high on the EED’s priority list, along with fomenting other themed revolutions in Macedonia, Serbia, and for Pomianowski, the big prize, in Russia.

The EED, like the NED, does not limit its activities to Europe. In consideration of its strong support by Zionists and Israel, the EED is active in stirring up anti-Hezbollah and anti-Shi’a activities in the Bekaa Valley of Lebanon among Druze, Christian, and Sunni inhabitants. EED is also active in Jordan and Tunisia. EED’s nominal chairman is German Count Alexander Graf Lambsdorff, Vice President of the European Parliament and the nephew of Otto Graf Lambsdorff. Otto is a longtime official of the pro-capitalist Free Democratic Party, was German Economics Minister from 1977 to 1982, and is a descendant of Russian Count Vladimir Lamsdorf, the Russian foreign minister under Tsar Nicholas II. Count Vladimir was a committed Zionist and a well-known homosexual in the Tsarist government in St. Petersburg. Consequently, there should be little wonder as to why Alexander Graf Lambsdorff is attracted to the patently anti-Russian EED.

The NED, which has long been involved in promoting disruption and political instability around the world, has a partner-in-crime, the EED.



Wayne Madsen

Wayne Madsen
Investigative journalist, author and syndicated columnist, Madsen has over twenty years experience in security issues. 

As a U.S. Naval Officer, he managed one of the first computer security programs for the U.S. Navy. Madsen has been a frequent political and national security commentator on Fox News and has also appeared on ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS, CNN, BBC and MS-NBC. He has been invited to testify as a witness before the US House of Representatives, the UN Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, and an terrorism investigation panel of the French government. A member of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) and the National Press Club, Madsen is based and reports from Washington, D.C.

Satanic Temple Still Plans To Unveil Devil Statue In Detroit

Statue delivered to wrong address, was supposed to be shipped to EU parliament  

RT
07/11/2015

The Satanic Temple plans to unveil a large statue dedicated to the devil in the city of Detroit later this month, despite intensified protests by church leaders and residents that have caused the original venue to back out of the event.


Originally slated to be unveiled on July 25 at Bert’s Warehouse in Detroit before the venue canceled its involvement, the 9-foot bronze statue of Baphomet, a goatlike idol with a man’s body, horns and wings originally associated with the Knights Templar. The statue reportedly weighs one ton and is made of bronze.

On its website, the Satanic Temple said the state “is intended to complement and contrast the Ten Commandments monument that already resides on Oklahoma State Capitol grounds.”


"The statue will serve as a beacon calling for compassion and empathy among all living creatures. The statue will also have a functional purpose as a chair where people of all ages may sit on the lap of Satan for inspiration and contemplation," temple spokesman Lucien Greaves said in a statement earlier this year.

Although the statue was originally meant to stand alongside the 10 Commandments monument in Oklahoma, the state Supreme Court there recently ruled that the monument must be removed because government property cannot be used to show support for any religion. Now without a home for the statue, the Satanic Temple is considering applying for space near a 10 Commandments monument at the Arkansas State Capitol, according to Fox News.


"Where.. is.. my.. FUCKING.. STATUE!"
“The message behind Baphomet is a reconciliation of the opposites, not this call to arms of one against one, but a merging of the two,” Director of the Detroit Satanic Temple chapter and national spokeswoman Jex Blackmore told Fox. “That’s part of the reason that it can only exist standing next to the Ten Commandments." 


Until then, it’s planning a special unveiling in Detroit, home to the organization’s first chapter.

However, backlash from the community is making the event tougher to pull off than the group anticipated. Feeling the heat, Bert’s Warehouse pulled out of the event, leaving the Satanic Temple searching for another venue. The group told local WXYZ it was disappointed in the decision but that it still plans to continue with its unveiling on the same date at an unnamed location.

Local church leaders have banded together to oppose the statue and declared their intent to organize a protest on the same day the state is revealed.


"The last thing we need—in a city where we're fighting against violence and fighting against economic problems and unemployment and the water crisis—is a statue dedicated to Satan right downtown,"Pastor David Bullock of the St. Matthew Baptist Church told Christian Today. “They're bringing a Baphomet statue to the city of Detroit valorising, elevating Satan. This is not even a real religion in my estimation," he added.

Meanwhile, the Temple has marked the occasion as a special one, saying it will “serve as a call-to-arms” for the group to begin a fight “in the name of individual rights to free exercise against self-serving theocrats.”


A recent story by Vice News highlighted one aspect of this battle, describing the group’s effort to challenge laws restricting abortion on the grounds that such regulations actually violate a Temple member’s First Amendment right to freedom of religion. According to Vice, the Temple believes an individual’s body is“inviolable” and therefore only he or she can decide what to do with it. Because the group also believes a fetus is not a person, but rather “tissue that belongs to a woman,” it’s up to the woman and not the state to determine whether or not to keep it.



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EU COUP IN BRUSSELS : Euro Zone Strikes Greek Deal With Tough conditions

EU Commission banksters, IMF criminals, Nazi Merkel stage economic coup as history repeats itself and Greece becomes the new Czechoslovakia; the dismemberment of a sovereign country and it's people now begins

REUTERS
By Paul Taylor and Renee Maltezou
07/14/2015

BRUSSELS -

Euro zone leaders made Greece surrender much of its sovereignty to outside supervision on Monday in return for agreeing to talks on an 86 billion euros ($95 billion) bailout to keep the near-bankrupt country in the single currency.


Merkel enslaves Greeks; Arbeit Macht Frei
The terms imposed by international lenders led by Germany in all-night talks at an emergency summit obliged leftist Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to abandon promises of ending austerity and could fracture his government and cause an outcry in Greece.

"Clearly the Europe of austerity has won," Greece's Reform Minister George Katrougalos said. "Either we are going to accept these draconian measures or it is the sudden death of our economy through the continuation of the closure of the banks. So it is an agreement that is practically forced upon us," he told BBC radio.


Greece however aims to reopen its banks on Thursday, bankers said after meeting the finance minister. Facing a wave of withdrawals, the banks closed two weeks ago. 

If the summit had failed, Greece would have been staring into an economic abyss with its shuttered banks on the brink of collapse and the prospect of having to print a parallel currency and exit the European monetary union.


Brussels beer hall putsch successful, Tsipras salutes new Fuhrer: "HEIL MERKEL!"

"The agreement was laborious, but it has been concluded. There is no Grexit," European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker told a news conference after 17 hours of bargaining.

He dismissed suggestions that Tsipras had been humiliated even though the summit statement insisted repeatedly that Greece must now subject much of its public policy to prior agreement by bailout monitors. 

"In this compromise, there are no winners and no losers," Juncker said. "I don't think the Greek people have been humiliated, nor that the other Europeans have lost face. It is a typical European arrangement." 

Tsipras himself, elected five months ago to end five years of suffocating austerity, said he had "fought a tough battle" and "averted the plan for financial strangulation".

Greece won conditional agreement to receive a possible 86 billion euros ($95 billion) over three years, along with an assurance that euro zone finance ministers would start within hours discussing ways to bridge a funding gap until a bailout - subject to parliamentary approvals - is finally ready.

That will only happen if he can meet a tight timetable for enacting unpopular reforms of value added tax, pensions, budget cuts if Greece misses fiscal targets, new bankruptcy rules and an EU banking law that could be used to make big depositors take losses.


EU commission terrorist Juncker now assumes the mantle of Deputy Fuhrer to Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she could recommend "with full confidence" that the Bundestag authorize the opening of loan negotiations with Athens once the Greek parliament has approved the entire program and passed the first laws.

The secretary-general of Merkel's conservatives said the Bundestag was likely to vote on Greece on Friday.

Merkel's allies rushed to defend the deal, with her chief of staff, Peter Altmaier, tweeting that Europe had won and Germany "was part of the solution -- from the beginning until the end!"

But in Greece, relief that a deal had been struck was mixed with anger at Germany. "Listen, it is some sort of victory but it is a pyrrhic victory because the measures are very strict," Marianna, 73, told Reuters.

Malta's Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said Greece came out of the summit “humiliated” - mostly as a result of its refusal to take an offer made to it two weeks ago.

VERSAILLES IN BRUSSELS?

Asked whether the tough conditions imposed on a desperate Greece were not similar to the 1919 Versailles treaty that forced crushing reparations on a defeated Germany after World War One, Merkel said: "I won't take part in historical comparisons, especially when I didn't make them myself." 

The deterioration of the Greek economy since Tsipras won office in January, and particularly in the last two weeks, had led to a much higher financing need, she said.


History repeats: Brussels is modern-day Compiegne as triumphant Nazi Merkel along with EU commission terrorists, Lagarde subject Greece to humiliating surrender

One senior EU official calculated the cost to the Greek state of the last two weeks of political and economic turmoil at 25 to 30 billion euros. A euro zone diplomat said the full damage might be closer to 50 billion euros.

Tsipras accepted a compromise on German-led demands for the sequestration of Greek state assets worth 50 billion euros - including recapitalized banks - in a trust fund beyond government reach, to be sold off primarily to pay down debt. In a gesture to Greece, some 12.5 billion euros of the proceeds would go to investment in Greece, Merkel said.

The Greek leader had to drop his opposition to a full role for the International Monetary Fund in the next bailout, which Merkel had insisted on to win parliamentary backing in Berlin.

In a sign of how hard it may be for Tsipras to convince his own Syriza party to accept the deal, Labour Minister Panos Skourletis said the terms were unviable and would lead to new elections this year.


Anti-Nazi protest in Athens; those that had denounced this as an exaggeration now facing the reality

Six sweeping measures including spending cuts, tax hikes and pension reforms must be enacted by Wednesday night and the entire package endorsed by parliament before talks can start, the leaders decided.

In almost the only concession after imposing its tough terms on Tsipras, Germany dropped a proposal to make Greece take a "time-out" from the euro zone that many said resembled a forced ejection if it failed to meet the conditions. 

Tsipras was subjected to a 17-hour browbeating by leaders furious that he had spurned their previous bailout offer on more favorable terms in June and held a referendum last week to reject it. Only France and Italy worked to try to soften the terms being imposed on Greece.

HARD BARGAIN

Some diplomats questioned whether it was feasible to rush the package through the Greek parliament in three days. Tsipras is set to sack ministers who did not support him and make dissident Syriza lawmakers resign their seats, people close to the government said.

Even if this week's rescue succeeds, many EU diplomats question whether an unstable Greece will stay the course on a three-year program.

Merkel, whose country is the biggest contributor to euro zone bailouts, said from the start that she would drive a hard bargain against a backdrop of mounting opposition at home to more aid for Greece.

The final sticking point was Germany's insistence on an independent external trust fund to control state assets for privatization. Berlin initially wanted to use a structure in Luxembourg managed by its own national development bank, KfW, but eventually relented. 


The CNN pro-EU bankster, pro-austerity, pro-IMF Nazi propaganda team the led the anti-Greek media blitz of threats, lies and slander of the Greek people and pensioners in particular; Greeks would do well to remember these faces when they see them on the streets of Athens as the frauds and corporate hacks that are responsible for their plight

One diplomat said that was tantamount to turning Greece into a "German protectorate". But Merkel declared the matter a "red line" for Germany.

Euro zone finance ministers were tasked with finding sources of immediate bridge funding for Greece if it passed the laws, to prevent it defaulting on a key payment to the ECB next Monday. 

Finance ministers said Greece needed 7 billion euros of funding by July 20, when it must make a crucial bond redemption to the ECB, and a total of 12 billion euros by mid-August when another ECB payment falls due.

The ECB maintained emergency funding for Greek banks to keep them just afloat this week, a banking source said. 

Reporting by Alastair Macdonald, Andreas Rinke, Tom Koerkemeier, Philip Blenkinsop, Julia Fioretti, Alexander Saeedy, Robert-Jan Bartunek and Julien Ponthis in Brussels, George Georgiopoulos and Lefteris Karagiannopoulos in Athens; Writing by Paul Taylor; editing by Anna Willard and Giles Elgood.



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

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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.

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

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By Robert S. Finnegan

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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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