Jim W. Dean – The EU folks seem to have finally figured it out. If US sanctions can be dished out against Russian interests for any benefit the US wants to secure, then why not use them against others for the same reason?
Jim W. Dean – My, my… this came as a big surprise; a multi-billion euro jump in trade, in just the first two months of the year; a bit of a hint that some of the sanctions have a play-acting feature to them.
Responsibility for observance of the memorandum on safe zones in Syria lies upon Russia and Iran, while the Syrian regime relies on their support, according to the German Foreign Ministry. BERLIN (Sputnik) — Russia and Iran are the ones carrying the main responsibility for observance of the memorandum on safe zones in Syria, the German Foreign Ministry said Saturday. “Any […]
If Trump is able to dump campaign staffers and replace them with people like Kushner and companies like Goldman Sachs, then one can say with almost certainty that Trump’s dream of “America First” is over.
Charles Krauthammer: “It has become increasingly common for American Jews to locate their identity in the Holocaust.”
A Stalin movie would ruin Hollywood’s reputation as a propaganda machine.
The Euro is a horrible construct that needs urgent reform, as is the EU.
Newly-elected German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier (2nd R) is congratulated by German Vice Chancellor and Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel after the presidential election at the Bundesversammlung federal assembly Bundestag (lower house of parliament)on February 12, 2017 in Berlin. (Photo by AFP) Former German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, known for his fierce opposition to US President Donald […]
Sputnik: The US army’s recent deployment to Eastern Europe via the north German port of Bremerhaven, the largest shipment of military equipment from the US to Europe since the Cold War, is a financial, legal and political burden on Germany, retired German Army Lieutenant Colonel Jochen Scholz told Sputnik.
Happy New Year everybody! With President Trump in the White House and Brexit finally starting to happen, it should be a good one.
Former German editor Udo Ulfkotte: German journalists are puppets of the CIA and the New World Order
Udo Ulfkotte: “The masters in the background are pushing for war with Russia and western journalists are putting on their helmets.”
The Euro is murdering the nations and economies of the EU quite literally. Since the fixed currency regime came into effect, replacing national currencies in transactions in 2002, the fixed exchange rate regime has devastated industry in the periphery states of the 19 Euro members, while giving disproportionate benefit to Germany.
German police have carried out a large-scale operation targeting Islamists across ten German federal states, the country’s Interior Ministry (Bundesministeriums des Innern) reported on Tuesday. The raids took place in 60 cities, including capital Berlin. According to the German media, police have searched offices and mosques believed to have links to the Islamist missionary network ‘The […]
Now is that unique time of year when the British media begins the annual remembrance day poppy manhunt.
Germany says the rising tension between the United States and Russia is more dangerous than the Cold War.
“Merkel to Siberia, Putin to Berlin.”
Germany’s Federal Ministry of Finance believes if Donald Trump gets elected the president of the United States, he will severely damage the American economy.
Rabbi Neuberger feels she finally has made her peace with Germany.
NATO has by degrees since the fall of the Soviet Union, increased Nuclear and ground troops along Russia’s border.
Germany’s spies will be working with significantly increased resources next year, if a budget report leaked to three media outlets is approved. The federal domestic intelligence agency, the Verfassungsschutz (BfV) is bidding for an 18-percent budget boost in 2017, up to 307 million euros ($345 million), while the foreign intelligence agency BND will get a 12-percent rise to 808 million euros, according to a report released Thursday by the “Süddeutsche Zeitung” along with public broadcasters NDR and WDR.
Jim W. Dean – The public’s attitude, those I converse with, shows a growing suspicion and antipathy toward trade treaties, as future generations have no say so afterwards.
Jim W. Dean – These are hopeful words from Mr. Steinmeier, as he is speaking for the German government, but not for NATO. Military brass often does not like balance, always preferring superiority.
Germany’s Steinmeier – “We are talking with each other like emissaries from two different planets. There is essentially no basis for understanding … no basis for discussions,” the top German diplomat said.
Defense minister Ursula von der Leyen has paid a visit to the “Command Center for Territorial Missions” in Berlin.
Germany, since 1945 has been demilitarised in both mental and social terms. The once militaristic German people were ‘re-educated’ (a nice term for a nasty agenda) to have a disdain for all things militaristic. However, the recent spate of ‘terror’ attacks across Germany is causing (or perhaps, being taken advantage of) a shift towards a […]
German Police: Reform of Policies and single judicial system across Europe after Hundreds of leads on possible terrorists among refugees
Germany’s Federal Criminal Police says hundreds of refugees in the country might be linked to terrorism. Officials, however, do not want a “general suspicion” tag to be applied, despite recent attacks by migrants. The number of migrants under suspicion of links to terrorism as well as the amount of investigations against potential terrorists in their […]
Monday morning and we begin the week with yet another ‘terror’ attack in Germany to report on. We have had a young Iranian hack up a couple of dozen people on a train; then another immigrant of Middle Eastern origin goes on a shooting rampage in a shopping mall and now we have a Syrian […]
My VT colleague Michael Shrimpton has warned us about the BND many times, his book Spyhunter contains much information about the nefarious activities of the BND, for instance. Here we have a piece of evidence that the erstwhile Mr. Shrimpton may well be correct in his assertions about the German intelligence agency. Furthermore, we have […]
We surely have to believe in some sort of Logos principle which means that we can by debate find together by logic whatever the truth is.
The German Foreign Ministry stated that Ukraine should not expect a quick accession to the EU. Earlier in April, Dutch voters opposed the EU’s association agreement with Ukraine at a referendum. Representative of the German Foreign Ministry stated the process of Ukraine’s accession to the EU is unlikely to start in the near future. “We don’t consider the issue of EU accession […]