November 29, 2013

Václav Klaus: The Irreplaceable and Unsubstitutable Importance of Freedom


Thank you for bringing me back to Mexico and even more for honoring me with the Una vida por la libertad”award. Getting the Truman-Reagan Medal of Freedom in Washington D.C. a few weeks ago and your very high award here today is an enormous pleasure and honor for me.

I take it as a recognition of my life and of my achievements in the communist era, in the moment of the fall of communism and especially in the subsequent years devoted to the radical dismantling of the institutions of the old regime and to the building a free, democratic society based on political pluralism and market economy. As the first non-communist minister of finance, as a prime minister, as a president of the country, as a party founder and leader, I was privileged to get the unique opportunity to help creating a free society in my country after almost half a century of communism. I tried to use this opportunity as much as possible.


November 28, 2013

Une nouvelle droite contestataire qui échappe aux états-majors


« Contestataire » rime indubitablement avec « identitaire » : de quoi inquiéter le cadre partisan.

« Bonnets rouges », anti-mariage pour tous, « pigeons »… Les multiples mouvements de protestation rassemblent des forces de droite, qui s’expriment en dehors du cadre partisan. « Face à une gauche clouée au sol, qui n’arrive plus à avoir prise sur la société, la contestation est passée à droite », analyse le politologue Gaël Brustier. Selon lui, le moteur de ce « populisme identitaire » serait notamment alimenté par les «paniques morales » d’une partie de la population confrontée à « un ordre social et symbolique bouleversé ». « La droite sociétale a pris goût à la contestation avec la Manif pour tous. Des mouvements catégoriels ont embrayé après », remarque le politologue Roland Cayrol.

Il y a un an, Jean-François Copé rêvait que l’UMP devienne « le seul lieu de résistance » à la politique de François Hollande. Le patron du parti évoquait la possibilité d’organiser des manifestations de droite contre la politique gouvernementale. Il se disait prêt à « appeler le peuple de France à défiler » pour exprimer son opposition. Pari raté : l’UMP ne parvient pas à canaliser la « résistance » citoyenne.

Des Français sortent d’eux-mêmes dans la rue pour crier leur colère contre l’action de l’exécutif, sans se soucier des responsables de l’UMP. Pour ces opposants de tout poil, le principal parti d’opposition n’apparaît pas en mesure d’offrir un débouché politique à leur lutte. « Les manifestants ne sont plus inféodés à notre parti, car ils ont le sentiment que l’on ne porte pas assez leurs revendications », observe le maire du Puy-en-Velay (Haute-Loire), Laurent Wauquiez, qui a défilé contre le mariage pour tous.

November 24, 2013

Obama To Israel: F@%k You!


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Tonight President Barack Hussein Obama and the leaders of Europe have told the Mullahs of Iran:  Kill the Jews.  The P5+1 leaders have caved in to all of Iran's demands and will lift the sanctions.  (Although they claim that they will reinstate them again.)
Representatives of Iran and Western powers reached an interim deal on Iran’s controversial nuclear program early Sunday morning, after a weekend of intensive talks in Geneva.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said, “Yes, we have a deal,” as he walked past reporters crowding the hotel lobby where marathon negotiations had taken place over the past five days. Asked if there was a deal, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said “Yes” and gave a thumbs up sign.

Diplomats refused to spell out details of the talks, but a senior Obama administration official said that the West had not conceded an Iranian right to produce nuclear fuel through uranium enrichment, a key sticking point in previous negotiations.

The Resurgence of European Patriotism


The Resurgence of European Patriotism
How to ruin the day of bureaucrats and politicians in Brussels.

Nov. 21, 2013 3:50 p.m. ET
Here is a tip if you want to ruin the day of the bureaucrats and politicians in Brussels. Just mention next year's European elections and they will become extremely nervous and agitated. They will fume with anger and warn you about rising populism, a threat to democracy.

Next May's European elections, in which almost 400 million people in the 28 EU member states will be allowed to cast their votes, will in all likelihood produce a landslide against the Eurocrats. What will manifest itself, however, is not a rise of populism, but a victory for democracy.
For decades, Brussels has been able to do what it pleases. That period is over. People have finally come to realize that so-called europhiles aim to destroy Europe's nations, the homes of national democracies. And people are not going to let it happen. They are no longer buying the lie that patriotism is dangerous, that it is a vice and not a virtue. They are reasserting their national pride and identity.

November 20, 2013

The Communist / Capitalist Alliance


April 2007
  
  The Communist / Capitalist Alliance - Part 1
By Dr. Stan Monteith  - www.radioliberty.com

Emphasis added in bold letters

“. . . there also exists another alliance - at first glance a strange one, a surprising one - but if you think about it, in fact, one which is well-grounded and easy to understand. This is the alliance between our Communist leaders and your capitalists. This alliance is not new. The very famous Armand Hammer, who is flourishing here today, laid the basis for this when he made the first exploratory trip into Russia, still in Lenin’s time, in the very first years of the Revolution....
       “And if today the Soviet Union has powerful military and police forces - in a country which is by contemporary standards poor - they are used to crush our movement for freedom in the Soviet Union - and we have western capital to thank for this also.” Alexandr Solzhenitsyn, July 8, 1975.[1]
“...Ex-Im Bank has been active in developing Russia’s oil and gas industry. Almost 50 percent of our portfolio in Russia is in this area. We have helped support modernization efforts of more than a dozen oil companies with medium- and long-term financing, and we are looking at several pipeline projects that would help bring Russian oil and gas to market.” Jeffrey L. Miller, Senior Vice President, Export-Import Bank of the United States, July 22, 2004 [4]

"Yuri Bezmenov on demoralization"

Interview with Yuri Bezmenov (ex-KGB)
by Edward Griffin - 1984


This shocking video transcription exposes KGB's subversive tactics against western society. In this interview, Yuri Bezmenov explains how Marxist ideology is deconstructing America's values, destabilizing the economy, and provoking crises in order to sovietize the free world. Some of the videos below are from different portions of the same interview. (We removed the earlier links to Youtube since they no longer worked)
 

Partial Transcript:
ED GRIFFIN: Well, you spoke before about "ideological subversion" and that's a phrase that I'm afraid some Americans don't understand. When the Soviets use the phrase "ideological subversion" what do they mean by it?
1. YURI BEZMENOV: Ideological subversion is the process which is legitimate and open. You can see it with your own eyes.... It has nothing to do with espionage.

November 19, 2013

Le « Mondial » : fiction sportive et stade ultime de la mondialisation


Polemia Equipe De France


Il y a en France 2,2 millions de joueurs de football licenciés, dont les deux tiers ont moins de 18 ans : ceux-ci pratiquent un sport amateur et populaire.Mais cette réalité de terrain est de plus en plus bousculée par le spectacle mondialisé du football qui impose dans les esprits son idéologie et ses pratiques, souvent antisportives. Explications.



1. Scénarisation symbolique de la mondialisation


Pour le géopolitologue Pascal Boniface, dans « La terre est ronde comme un ballon » (Le Seuil 2002), « le football c’est le stade ultime de la mondialisation » (p. 15).

Point de vue d’ailleurs partagé par le sociologue critique, disciple de l’école de Francfort, Jean-Marie Brohm, pour qui le football est le parfait miroir du capitalisme mondialisé (« Le football, une peste émotionnelle », Folio actuel, avril 2006, p. 15).

Le spectacle qu’offre la Coupe du monde est en effet mondial. 1,7 milliard de téléspectateurs assistèrent à la finale de la Coupe du monde 1998 qui vit la victoire de l’équipe de France face à celle du Brésil. Facile à suivre, facile à comprendre dans toutes les langues, le football est une sorte d’ « esperanto sportif » qui émeut les philosophes. « Il est énigmatique et émouvant de voir tous les hommes de toutes les cultures partager le même amour du ballon », selon Alain Finkielkraut dans le « Journal du dimanche » du 26 avril 1998.

November 17, 2013

EU Regulations: "Dictatorship of the Bureaucrats"?

The European Union and its supporters say the bans are necessary to improve the energy efficiency, environmental friendliness and health standards of the 28-member bloc. 
European Commission Regulation No. 1677/88, "Class I" and "Extra class" cucumbers are allowed a bend of 10mm per 10cm of length. "Class II" cucumbers can bend twice as much. Any cucumbers that are curvier may not be bought or sold. 
"This is an instance of bureaucracy out of control. All this new law does is create a raft of civil servants being paid to move mountains of papers round all day, while interfering with the right of people to grow what they want, and charging fees for the use of plants that were domesticated and bred by the public over thousands of years of small-scale agriculture." — Ben Gabel, Director, UK-based Real Seed Catalogue
The European Union has quietly approved a ban on large vacuum cleaners in an effort to "re-educate" spendthrift citizens who consume too much energy.

European bureaucrats have also imposed bans or restrictions on thousands of other consumer products, including bananas, clothes dryers, cosmetics, cucumbers, fruit jam, laptop computers, laundry detergents, light bulbs, olive oil, plastic bags, refrigerators, showerheads, television sets, tobacco, toilets, toys, urinals and wine cooling cabinets.

Book essay: Down the Rabbit Hole, Again


EuropeNews • 15 November 2013
By Henrik Ræder Clausen

Every once in a while, something happens that turns a whole structure of preconceived ideas upside down, shattering tales and narratives long taken for granted, destroying prejudice, clearing space for new understanding to grow. Diana West's latest book, American Betrayal, is such an event.

Preface

To those of us in Europe who grew up under the protection of the US nuclear umbrella, with US troops still stationed in Germany to deter a Soviet invasion of our countries, history seemed solid: The heroic Americans saved us from the national socialist menace, rolling back the occupations that had plagued our countries for half a decade.

Afterwards they protected us from yet another great threat, that of Soviet communism. A solid Good vs. Evil story, where we had the great fortune to be on the side of freedom, and eventually prevail when the Wall came down.

November 16, 2013

‘No Global Warming for 16 Years’ - Part IV

Global Warming Storyline Serves Marxism

Christopher Monckton interviewed by John Griffing
After looking at the falsely based scare of an increase of ocean levels in Part I, and exposing the fraudulent manipulation of data by scientists regarding global warning inPart II, which generated the scandal of Climategate (Part III), in this Part IV Lord Monckton looks at the bogus argument that the polar bears will disappear and the Marxist roots of the Kyoto Protocol in Copenhagen.

Question: By many accounts, Antarctic sea ice has set record highs, and total surface area has expanded, which seems to run counter to the “rising sea levels” narrative currently popular in the scientific community. CNN bombards its viewing audience with polar bears “drowning” in melting ice, despite these figures, publicly available to anyone who cares to look. How do you explain this apparent contradiction? Cannot polar bears swim?

Answer: Sea ice in the Arctic has declined appreciably since the satellites were first able to give reasonably reliable estimates of total sea-ice cover in 1979. However, there is some evidence to suggest that there was considerably less sea ice in the Arctic in 1922 and again in the early 1930s than there is today, and that Arctic sea ice had reached a peak in 1979 from which one would have expected it to decline somewhat in any event.

‘No Global Warming for 16 Years’ - Part III

Climategate: Tailored Data to Fit the Global Warming Agenda

Christopher Monckton interviewed by John Griffing
In Part I of this series, Christopher Monckton provides evidence of data truncation and fabrication. In Part II, he explains how skewed data was used to eliminate the Medieval Warm Period. Here, in this Part III, he continues to explain how data were tailored to substantiate the bogus global warming scare. We repeat the second question of the interview, in part already answered.

Question: Studies done by Harvard meteorologists have been unable to replicate the extreme scenarios and findings of the IPCC without “data padding.” Has “data padding” obstructed public knowledge of actual temperature trends? Can you explain data padding and other statistical anomalies in global warming discussions to readers? Did the IPCC, in your view, falsify data?

Answer: : The Climategate emails, released from a server at the University of East Anglia in Britain by a whistleblower in November 2009, showed how the authors of the hockey stick and a surprisingly small coterie of other scientists had engaged in practices inconsistent with the scientific method. Not the least of these was refusal to share data with others who wished to verify the results claimed.

UN’s “Climate Change” to Transform the Economic Structure of the World



       Excerpts from

UN’s “Climate Change” to Transform the Economic Structure of the World
 by Cathie Adams,  Eagle Forum International Issues Chairman           

The United Nations’ climate change meeting began Monday in Warsaw, Poland, to discuss “global warming,” but when the globe stopped warming 16 years ago, the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change was forced to reveal its real agenda.
Last year in Doha, Qatar, the treaty’s Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres told the world that the purpose of the UNFCCC is a “complete transformation of the economic structure of the world.” The scheme is to use the eternally unpredictable weather that affects everyone to manipulate a transfer of wealth from rich to poor nations, which in turn degrades every nation’s standard of living.

November 14, 2013

THE EURO HEADS FOR THE ROCKS


THE EURO HEADS FOR THE ROCKS -
COUNTRIES AS BUSINESS "AIRCRAFT CARRIERS" FOR EUROZONE

By Rodney Atkinson

But the German political class and even many Germans seem to be autistically oblivious of the lives, suffering and resentments of others! The SWP even admits that many in other EU countries see Germany as "achieving economically what it previously failed to achieve militarily".

The only question is whether the Germans will leave because the Euro authorities inflate too much or whether the poorer Euro zone countries will leave because they cannot survive within the deadly Euro straightjacket.

Peripheral Eurozone countries serve as cheap production units for the Eurozone and sources of labour for Germany itself - much like peripheral countries to the Third Reich between 1939 and 1945.

Deflation has hit the Eurozone countries and even the European Central Bank has panicked and halved the Euro interest rate to 0.25%.

Deflation is a dangerous thing. It is not the same thing as lower inflation which might be a positive sign that living standards were rising and industry would be more profitable, or that Governments had stopped debasing the currency and our savings. No, deflation is a collapse in the supply of money and a threat to all economies and especially to highly indebted nations.


November 12, 2013

The Growing EU-U.S. Rivalry


November 12, 2013  •  From theTrumpet.com
Global power is shifting.

“German predomination over the EU is today taken for granted,” reported German-Foreign-Policy.com on November 5. “[A] shift is perceived in relations to the most important global rival, the United States.”
The article cites the German Institute for International and Security Affairs as saying, “‘A major redistribution of power’ is currently taking place in Europe, with France and Great Britain falling clearly behind Germany” as the bloc’s most recognizable power.
Whether it be in the spheres of government, economics or military, Germany now dominates the Continent. On the world stage, Germany’s leadership of Europe has forged the nation into a globally influential force to be reckoned with.
Meanwhile, the the United States is in the winter of its life as the dominant world power. It is plagued by financial malaise, reckless overspending, a chronic inability to fund its government services unless debt ceilings are repeatedly raised, and decreasing effectiveness in its foreign policy.
The fact that German predomination is taken for granted today signals a vast lack of historical understanding from leading nations. The denial of history—which has recorded two catastrophic world wars in recent memory, both of which were instigated by the most dominant country in Europe—will have shocking consequences.

Download your free copy of Nahum—An End-Time Prophecy for Germany. Its contents draw on Bible prophecy, revealing a short-term increase in power for the nation. The ancient Prophet Nahum’s account describes the subjugation of former powers, the United Kingdom and United States, to a German-dominated Europe.
Biblical prophecy shows that the emerging atmosphere of world powers violently rising and falling rapidly will culminate in an unprecedented time of instability. Yet, out of that tribulation will come the ushering in of an empire whose government is to administer a longevity of peace never before seen by mankind. 
http://www.thetrumpet.com/article/11103.19.0.0/the-growing-eu-us-rivalry

November 10, 2013

Populisme, mouvements dissidents : le grand basculement qui vient


« Plusieurs tendances émergent : la préoccupation identitaire, le choix localiste, le retour des traditions »

En Europe les mouvements populistes progressent partout. En France cette progression est accompagnée de puissants mouvements de contestation sociétale. Il ne s’agit pas de phénomènes conjoncturels mais de l’annonce de bouleversements profonds. Plusieurs cycles historiques sont en voie d’épuisement. Explications.

Epuisement du cycle d’alternance politique classique né en 1980

Les électeurs ne croient plus au « changement » entre partis du Système, simulant depuis 40 ans des oppositions artificielles mais conduisant dans les faits les mêmes politiques. C’est l’épuisement d’un cycle commencé dans les années 1980 où à chaque élection, un coup, le vainqueur socialiste remplaçait le vaincu RPR (puis UMP), en attendant le coup suivant, où le vainqueur RPR/UMP remplaçait le vaincu socialiste. La scénarisation d’un jeu de rôles entre compères a cessé d’intéresser les électeurs qui se réfugient dans l’abstention ou le vote populiste.

Epuisement du cycle de révolution sociétale de 1968

Les événements de Berkeley en Californie puis de Mai-68 ont débouché sur une rupture avec les valeurs traditionnelles sur fond de libération, de découverte des paradis artificiels, de dislocation de la famille. Cinquante ans plus tard, les enfants ou petits-enfants des soixante-huitards découvrent l’envers d’une société individualiste et les limites d’une éducation sans transmission. La fuite en avant vers le mariage gay et la marchandisation du corps se heurte à une opinion de plus en plus rétive malgré un matraquage médiatique intense.

Epuisement du cycle de mondialisation et de libre-échange ouvert en 1962

November 8, 2013

‘Down with Capitalism’ & Leaving the N.O.


Maradiaga: ‘We Must Destroy Capitalism’

This is a historic declaration by Card. Oscar Maradiaga, the president of the Council of Cardinals that advises the Pontiff.

At an event in Dallas, Texas, on October 25, 2013, he made explosive statements that reminded me of the height of the Protestant Pseudo Reformation, when sects characterized by a complete egalitarianism between pastors and community were founded. If any of those heresiarchs were alive today, he would endorse and praise Maradiaga’s statements.

Also the anti-capitalist words of the Cardinal - see the last bullet below - could come from the mouth of any of the prime leaders of Communism: Lenin, Marx, Trotsky or Stalin.

I highlighted the key excerpts of his speech taken from the news report that can be read here.

     André Garcia, Brazil

  • Maradiaga, the Archbishop of Tegucigalpa in Honduras, said the Church must break down the walls between the ordained hierarchy and the laity, with all Catholics becoming “the suffering servants.”

Français de souche : ne vous laissez pas voler la mémoire de 1914 !


Français de souche : ne vous laissez pas voler la mémoire de 1914 !

« Nous avons des devoirs à l’égard de la génération de 1914 : devoir de dénoncer le grand travestissement des faits ».

François Hollande et son gouvernement veulent imposer leur idéologie négatrice de l’identité nationale aux cérémonies commémorant la Première Guerre mondiale. Les Français doivent refuser de se voir priver de leur mémoire. Jean-Yves Le Gallou rappelle ici que dans cette guerre civile européenne c’est le sang gaulois qui a coulé. 
Polémia.

La grande ordalie de 1914-1918, c’est 8 millions et demi de Français mobilisés, des millions de blessés, 1.400.000 tués.

Honorer nos ancêtres, à nous Français de souche !

Il n’y a pas un Français de souche dont le patronyme ne figure pas sur le monument au mort d’un village.

Il n’existe pas un Français de souche qui n’ait eu un grand-père, un arrière-grand-père ou un trisaïeul qui n’ait combattu sur la Marne, en Champagne, sur les Hauts de Meuse, au Chemin des Dames ou sur la Somme.

Domination over Europe


2013/11/05 BERLIN (Own report) - German government advisors support the establishment of new integrationist procedures to pre-empt future resistance to German predominance over the EU. "A major redistribution of power" is currently taking place in Europe, with France and Great Britain falling clearly behind Germany, according to a recent declaration of the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP). In Southern Europe, there are already massive protests against the German government's dictates. These have not yet had major consequences, but timely preventive measures should be taken to pre-empt the establishment of a "countervailing power." The SWP's suggestions support various initiatives from within Berlin's establishment aimed at consolidating German domination over the EU and pushing the next German government toward a more offensive global policy. The German president, for example, called in this year's National Holiday speech for a more offensive German approach to global politics, and the SWP pleads for Berlin to assume a more decisive "leadership." Whereas German predomination over the EU is today taken for granted, a shift is perceived in relations to the most important global rival - the United States.

A Major Redistribution of Power
As was reiterated in a recent declaration by the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP) "a major redistribution of power is currently taking place in the EU," in which Germany is becoming stronger: "Germany's relative clout is growing." At the same time, Germany's European rivals are losing ground: "France and the southern countries are being affected by the debt crisis to a growing extent and are thereby losing influence." Not only Paris, but even London, according to the SWP, is becoming structurally weaker: "through the process of sifting out into an Euro-core zone and a union periphery - to which Great Britain belongs - London's significance is also subsiding,"[1] writes the SWP author, adhering to, what has become, a widespread opinion on EU power relations.[2]

November 7, 2013

Commissioner Reding's New Power Grab


November 04, 2013

Just when you thought it was safe to relax, bureaucrats in Brussels have announced plans to expand the European Commission’s powers over the judicial matters of EU Member States. Under the pretext of defending and strengthening the “rule of law”, President José Manuel Barroso and Commissioner for Justice, Viviane Reding, have both spoken separately about the need for a new legal framework for all of Europe. The reasoning behind this proposal turns out to be misleading and problematic. 

 

In this year’s “State of the Union Speech”, delivered on 11 September 2013 at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, European Commission President Barroso announced plans to address “challenges to the rule of law” in Member States. The idea, he said, was to “make a bridge” between targeted infringement procedures on the one hand and “total suspension of a member states’ rights”. 

A Power Grab in the Making ...

But many more details about the ideas behind the plan were provided a week earlier in a speech given by Reding at the Center for European Policy Studies (CEPS), a Brussels think-tank. She first asserted that the EU’s success depends very much on the proper functioning of each Member States’ judicial systems. Otherwise there can be serious repercussions on the EU as a whole, she said. In fact, she added, there can even some instances when EU legislation must be enforced by national judicial systems, rather than by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU). So far, so good.
 

Crises, Crises Everywhere ...

Brussels demands 'EU intelligence service' to spy on US


The EU needs its own "European Intelligence Service" to take on America's spies, says a senior Brussels official

The European Union must create its own intelligence agency within the decade to "level the playing field" and to counter the power of America's National Security Agency, one of Europe's most senior officials has said.
Viviane Reding, the EU's Justice Commissioner and vice president of the European Commission, has tabled the idea amid deepening transatlantic rifts over the activities of American intelligence agencies, including the alleged bugging of Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor's mobile telephone.
Following unprecedented condemnation of US spying tactics at a Brussels summit two weeks ago, Mrs Reding has urged Europe's leaders to include work on a new "European Intelligence Service" as part of proposals for a new EU treaty next year.
"What we need is to strengthen Europe in this field, so we can level the playing field with our US partners. I would therefore wish to use this occasion to negotiate an agreement on stronger secret service cooperation among the EU member states - so that we can speak with a strong common voice to the US," she told the Greek Naftemporiki newspaper on Monday.
"The NSA needs a counterweight. My long-term proposal would therefore be to set up a European Intelligence Service by 2020."

The post-communist transition should not be misinterpreted

Klaus.cz

I read with great interest Dalibor Roháč’s article (Roháč 2013) in the February 2013 issue of Economic Affairs. This topic is worth discussing.

Economists behave rationally when they look for major economic events because for them they are an alternative to controlled experiments in natural sciences. However, I am afraid that the fall of communism, the collapse of such a large-scale experiment with central planning and abolition of private property,[1] has not been used by economists in this way, or at least not sufficiently. It deserves more attention.

The debate was evidently biased from the very beginning. Old exponents of the ‘comparative economic systems’ theory came with their old preconceptions and vested interests; adherents of the ‘neo-institutional’ school used the debate for the presentation of their – very doubtful – views; mainstream economists did not pay attention. The reformers, most of them economists, suddenly turned politicians, were not believed – they were considered defenders of, if not apologists for, their reform projects and were not taken seriously.[2]

November 4, 2013

America, Saudi Arabia, and the Dollar

By JR Nyquist  11/04/2013 

Saudi officials reflect the displeasure of their king. We hear of Saudi princes and diplomats stating their displeasure in meetings with European officials. The Saudi intelligence chief says a shift away from the U.S. is to be expected. This may also portend a shift away from the dollar. In Simon Henderson’s Foreign Policy article, “The U.S.-Saudi Royal Rumble,” we learn of the “seven ways the House of Saud could make things very unpleasant for Washington.” Not only could the Saudis trim back oil production as Henderson points out; they could also engage in “petrodollar warfare” by challenging the dollar as the currency in which oil is priced. Already the position of the dollar as the world’s reserve currency is seriously weakening. A major blow from the Saudis and the flood gates could be opened.

The Russo-German Plan to Dismantle NATO


October 16, 2008  •  From theTrumpet.com

Growing cooperation between Moscow and Berlin is undermining the influence and credibility of arguably the most important security organization in modern history.

Within days of Russia’s invasion of Georgia in early August, our editor in chief, Gerald Flurry, told students at Herbert W. Armstrong College that he believed Moscow had struck a deal with Germany over Georgia before it attacked. After delivering that message to the students, Mr. Flurry wrote in the October issue of the Trumpet, “I believe Germany may well have been complicit in Russia’s plan to attack Georgia!”

That analysis was bold and unique. At the time, there were no media reports suggesting behind-the-scenes dealings between Moscow and Berlin. Since then, however, a pile of evidence has emerged (read this, for example) pointing to a growing cooperation between Russia and Germany.

Some of the strongest evidence of a growing Russo-German partnership came earlier this month. On October 2, German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited with Russian President Dmitri Medvedev in St. Petersburg. Among other topics, the two leaders discussed Germany’s position on NATO, particularly the American-led efforts to welcome Ukraine and Georgia into the ailing organization. Speaking at a press conference after the meetings, Chancellor Merkel left little doubt as to where Germany’s allegiance lies. She told reporters that the German government patently objects to NATO membership for both counties—and even opposes placing either Georgia or Ukraine on the path to membership.

LEAKED: The Internet [as it exists today] Must Go




John Wooley: In 2012, I was dispatched to help the big ISPs to figure out how to sell their vision for a "faster", "cleaner" internet. Six months later I produced this report -- and leaked it to the world. Learn more and take action: www.theinternetmustgo.com

Also, I'm looking for a job -- any leads would be appreciated, thank you.

November 2, 2013

Memo to Merkel: Get a Grip!



Dave Emory’s entire life­time of work is avail­able on a flash drive that can be obtained here. (The flash drive includes the anti-fascist books avail­able on this site.)

COMMENT: With the rhetor­i­cal firestorm of faux out­rage com­ing from the EU and Angela Merkel’s office over NSA spy­ing, it is impor­tant to recall some very impor­tant information.

Much of what is pre­sented below will be review for vet­eran listeners/readers.

We call atten­tion to Ernst Uhrlau, chief of police in Ham­burg dur­ing the time period in which Ger­man intel­li­gence had taken the Ham­burg cell of 9/11 hijack­ers under sur­veil­lance. In 1998, he was appointed spe­cial adviser to Chan­cel­lor Hel­mut Kohl on intel­li­gence mat­ters

(The son of Hel­mut Kohl’s chief of staff, Andreas Strass­meir, may well have been the mas­ter­mind of the Okla­homa City bomb­ing. See the photo at right and dis­cus­sion below. With Uhrlau as spe­cial adviser to Chan­cel­lor Kohl on intel­li­gence mat­ters, and with Andreas Strass­meir appar­ently hav­ing over­seen the OKC bomb­ing plot, there is ample rea­son to bug the Chancellor’s phone!)
In 2005, Uhrlau became head of the BND!

It should come as no sur­prise that the NSA would tar­get Ger­many as a “hot spot” for elec­tronic sur­veil­lance. An overview of the most impor­tant ter­ror­ist inci­dents affect­ing the United States over the last quar­ter of a cen­tury reveals impor­tant evi­den­tiary trib­u­taries lead­ing to Germany:

Critique de la construction européenne, par Charles Zorgbibe


Au regard du fédéralisme classique, l'Europe de Bruxelles a la tête en bas et les pieds en l'air... L'Union ne cesse de s'ingérer dans la vie interne des États membres, dans les compétences qui, dans le fédéralisme classique, relèvent naturellement et exclusivement des États fédérés : on sait les plaisanteries des chansonniers sur le modèle de bicyclette européenne ou sur le volume d'eau dont doit disposer la chasse d'eau européenne, réglés dans le détail par les institutions de Bruxelles - plus sérieusement, le gouvernement français de Jean-Marc Ayrault découvre, avec émotion, le 29 mai 2013, la liste détaillée des réformes qui lui sont assignées par la Commission européenne pour lutter contre son "déficit budgétaire excessif" et le "déclin de sa compétitivité". Par contre, l'Union est incapable d'assumer les compétences diplomatiques et stratégiques qui sont le propre de toute instance fédérale : la politique étrangère de l'Union reste, le plus souvent, le mutisme d'une seule voix ; on ne peut que constater avec surprise que l'Union n'a même pas exigé des États candidats qui se drapaient dans un statut de neutralité ou de non-alliance une renonciation à ce statut afin qu'ils puissent vraiment prendre part à une politique étrangère ou de défense commune.

Charles Zorgbibe est Agrégé de droit public, Professeur émérite à la Sorbonne, ancien recteur - Revue politique et parlementaire n°1067, 2013

Dans les années 1950-1957, la création des Communautés européennes répondait à un triple dessein :
- l'ambition d'un "rassemblement des nations européennes" et de "l'élimination de l'opposition séculaire de la France et de l'Allemagne" à la mesure des rêves de réconciliation du Lorrain Robert Schuman, associé à deux autres hommes-frontières, le Rhénan Adenauer et l'Italien du Trentin De Gasperi ;
- la réalisation des "premières assises concrètes d'une fédération européenne", la réalisation concrète consistant ici dans la mise en commun des industries lourdes puis dans le développement en commun d'une industrie atomique civile et dans la mise en place d'un marché commun général, prélude à l'unité européenne comme le Zollverein, place d'un marché commun général, prélude à l'unité européenne comme le Zollverein, l'union douanière des États allemands, avait précédé l'unité allemande ;
- le recours des conseillers de Robert Schuman - Jean Monnet et l'équipe du Commissariat au Plan - à une méthode originale, empirique, "fonctionnaliste", éloignée de la démarche fédéraliste classique.
Une nouvelle ère commençait, traversée de succès, de controverse et, aujourd'hui, de doutes. Les opinions publiques européennes s'interrogent sur la légitimité des institutions de l'Union et sur l'identité de l'Europe. Le triple dessein européen des années 1950 semble ébranlé : le Marché commun s'est délité en une zone de libre-échange, l'approche "fonctionnaliste" a eu un effet pervers sur la conception et le fonctionnement de l'Union, la "paix européenne" elle-même ne semble pas liée à un certain type de structures européennes. 

1) Que reste-t-il du projet européen originaire ?

Le marché commun ?