Germany, Italy Refuse To Join Deep State’s Syria Regime Change Coalition

U.S.  destroyer USS Donald Cook heads towards Syria on Monday (10 April). (Image credit:Reuters)

As madness grips most members of NATO, with our own British Prime Minister Theresa May trying to out – Trump Trump in her displays of gung ho egomania, two nations at least are taking a more rational view. Italy and Germany have said they will not be involved in, or even support airstrikes on Syria.
Understandable, especially in the case of Germany which is right in the firing line if Putin decides to take out a few East Coast townships, and also relies on Russia for 40% of its energy needs, enough to bring the country to a standstill if the supply is suddenly switched off.

Italy is less dependent on Russian oil and gas, but does export quite a lot of agricultural produce to Russia.

Germany, understanding that involvement in any strike on Syria would further jeopardize its relationship with the Kremlin, stated unequivocally that it will not join any military strikes against Syria in response to the alleged chemical gas attack on an opposition enclave which Russia claims was a “white helmet” false flag, but takes a more diplomatic line by expressing support for Western efforts to show the use of chemical weapons is unacceptable, Chancellor Angela Merkel said.

Angela Merkel said after meeting Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen in Berlin. “We support everything that is being done to show that the use of chemical weapons is not acceptable.”

Which is a less direct way of saying “we are happy to do anything except whatever puts us on Putin’s black list.”

Meanwhile in Dublin, Germany’s new Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said Germany expects to be consulted before any Western allies conduct an attack on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s forces as the allies must be united on the matter.

Earlier, Merkel spoke with French President Emmanuel Macron about the suspected gas attack and expressed her concern that the international community’s ability to ban chemical weapons was eroding.” Perhaps this is because of the NATO and the EU’s increasing belligerence in international affairs. For example, the gramdmotherfucker Macron, in an outburst reminiscent of America’s cocksucker president Barack Obama’s reaction to previous reports of gas attacks yesterday claimed he had irrefutable proof that the Assad regime and Russia were responsible for this latest chemical attack, but offered no evidence to back up his claim.

Amusingly, instead of focusing on the nature of the schism between Germany and its allies, Europe’s most powerful nation chose to deflect attention to the lack of a coherent European policy on the matter: an easy excuse in a continent in which there is virtually no cohesion on any matter:

Roettgen urged the European Union to develop a policy for the Middle East as a whole,

Moments after Germany said would not participate any Syrian strikes, Italy too said it took would refuse to participate in any military action against Russia or Assad.

However, just like Germany the Italians announced they would supply logistical support to any military operation against the Assad regime. Which means that the two nations that will lead the attack on Syria when it inevitable comes, whether with or without the US, will be the UK, whose subs are already on location off the coast of Syria, and France, whose slimeball president is just itching to suck up to the Americans.

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Russia Unveils Son Of Satan – This Is Why We Told Americans To Vote Anyone But Hillary.

The election is over, and part from the wailing and gnashing of teeth from heartbroken Clinton supporters who refuse to believe the war candidate lost, with luck we will have heard the last of Hillary Clinton, her serial rapist husband Bill and their plug ugly daughter Chelsea.

Trump of course will be in the news probably for the next four years and all of us in alt – media, after taking a break maybe, will be scrutinizing his every move for as long as he is president. One good thing about Trump, and the reason why, although this blog never supported him we opposed Hillary Clinton so determinedly, is that while Trump has said he does not want war with Russia, Hillary was mad for war with anyone and everyone.

And, for those deluded people who cling to a fallacious belief in American military invincibility, here’s why Trump and all sane people are against war with the two major military powers in the east, Russia and China …

News agency Zvezda reports Russia has today  announced the start to field trials of its latest generation Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) the RS-28 Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile, intended to replace the existing R-36M2 Voevoda (NATO designation SS-18 “Satan”).

According to the Zvedza report,  the two-stage, liquid-fuelled RS-28 weighs 100 tonnes, and is capable of delivering 12 warheads via its multiple independently targetable re-entry vehicle (MIRV) payload at a range of 10,000km (6000 miles).

The RS-28 employs “an array of advanced antimissile countermeasures” plus “higher speed performance”, designed to thwart any anti-ballistic missile (ABM) system. In other words it is designed to evade US missile shield defences. There is widespread speculation  that they would have a conventional hypersonic version like the US’s Advanced Hypersonic Weapon or the Chinese WU-14 and could be used as a precision intercontinental weapon in a non-nuclear conflict.

The allegedly unstoppable missile is “capable of wiping out parts of the earth the size of Texas or France”, Zvezda cheerfully explains. What is particularly worrying for US defence chiefs responsible for advising the war crazu hawks of the Washington political establishment is the ‘known know’ that in response to the USA deploying nuclear missiles to Poland and Romania, earlier this year Vladimir Putin ordered Russian ICBM’s launched from mobile platforms similar to the one pictured above, to the Kaliningrad enclave on the shore of the Baltic, form where cities on the east coast of the USA are withing the Sarmat’s range.

Further tech details have not been released, although defence experts IHS Markit assume the RS-28s will use the same RD-274 engine cluster (4 x RD-273 units) burning a hypergolic mix of unsymmetrical dimethylhydrazine (UDMH) and N2O4 (nitrogen textroxide) that lift the R-36M2 Voevoda. The advantage of this system is that the fuel components are comparatively easy to store over long periods, as opposed to cryogenic fuels.

The Object 4202 rocket was fired thousands of miles from the Yasny Launch Base in Russia to the far-east peninsula of Kamchatka with Kremlin officials calling the test a ‘success’.   When it enters service in 2018, the new ICBM will occupy the same silos currently housing the R-36M2, although the facilities will require modification to accommodate the Son of Satan.
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Putin’s covert war on western decadence

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(Revise to compare Russian moral puritanism with western – mainly American in origin – ideological puritanism) –>


 Earlier this month
young Russian activists turned out in the streets of Moscow to protest against western decadence. Standing in aggressive military poses and dressed in uniforms of ‘Officers of Russia: Executive Youth Wing,’ they blocked access to an exhibition of photographs of nude adolescents by American photographer Jock Sturges.

‘We are here to protect people from paedophilic influences,’ one young Officer of Russia announced to journalists. Another protester sprayed the offending photographs with urine. At the same time, Russia’s state–controlled radio networks were filled with senators, Russian Orthodox priests and government officials denouncing the the exhibition (which shut down immediately after the protests) and demanding the organisers to be prosecuted.

The outcry came shortly after the Russian government banned two popular pornography sites, youporn and xhamster, on the pretext of protecting public morality.

According to some left wing commentators in the west, particularly those sympathetic to the moral libertines of the US Democratic Party and the UK’s Labour party, which both have advocated of legalising sex between adults and children as young as four, Putin’s Russia is fast becoming a very puritan place. Ever since returning to the presidency in 2012, Putin, an active member of Russia’s Orthodox Christian congregation despite his history as a KGB agent under the Soviet regime, has pursued an increasingly religious-conservative ideology both at home and abroad, defining Russia as a moral fortress against sexual licence and decadence, porn and gay rights.

This is true but should be viewed in the context of ideological puritanism in the west, where the Special Snowflake generation suffer attacks of ‘the vapours’ if they encounter ‘microaggressions,’ but a quite comfortable with the idea of allowing gay and transgender propaganda to be taught in schools to children as young as four.

Putin’s puritanism has developed under the influence of two of the most prominent conservative ideologues in Russia: his personal confessor Bishop Tikhon Shevkunov and the geopolitical thinker Alexander Dugin. Bishop Tikhon has long been a critic of the decadence of the modern western world — and his Every-day Saints and the Other Stories was the best–selling Russian book of 2012, rivalled for sales only by Fifty Shades of Grey. Dugin is the architect of Eurasianism, an ideology which holds that Russia has a special historical destiny to save the world from the corrupt moral values of western capitalism.

The influence of the Russian Orthodox church on public life is growing fast, thanks to Kremlin patronage. The church’s preferred instrument of control is a draconian law criminalising ‘offending the feeling of religious believers’ that was passed in the wake of a protest by the feminist punk group Pussy Riot in Moscow’s Christ the Saviour Cathedral in 2012. This may seem obnoxious to western liberals but should be seen as a parallel to European and American acts outlawing ‘hate speech’ which are just as oppressive and illiberal.
 
In March in Stavropol, south Russia, criminal charges were brought against Viktor Krasnov after he wrote ‘God does not exist’ on the VKontakte social network, Russia’s version of Facebook. Krasnov was ordered to spend over a month undergoing examinations in a psychiatric ward before he was finally deemed sane enough to stand trial, and the case continues. Now that is out of order, free speech must always be defended, but let’s not forget that Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, former British Prime Ministers David Cameron, Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have all spoken of criminalising the criticism of climate change alarmism or government policy on globalisation and immigration.

Polls show that most ordinary Russians hold deeply illiberal views on social issues (for example, 21 per cent want to see homosexuals ‘liquidated’, and another 37 per cent advocate ‘separating them from society’ — while only 11 per cent believe homosexuality to be a ‘sexual orientation from birth, which merits the same rights as heterosexual orientation’). And historical polling data from the recently shuttered Levada research centre shows that Russian attitudes on gays, blacks, Jews, foreigners, capital punishment and the like have remained pretty unenlightened since the fall of the Soviet Union.

This echoes the disconnect in European Union members and other liberal democracies including the USA, between the estblishment (politicans and civil servants, academics, media luvvies and public sector professionals) and the masses. In Russia however they liberal fuckwittery is confined to intellectuals.

‘In this epoch of cyborgs, hybrids, mutants, chimeras and virtual reality, mankind will be saved only by tradition,’ Alexander Dugin said in his latest lecture on the Tsargrad TV station. According to him ‘all modernism — the idea of progress, development, the so-called scientific view of the world, democracy and liberalism [is] a Satanic idea that spells a death sentence for humanity… the only defence is asserting God, the church, the empire, the congregation of the faithful, the state, and the people’s traditions.’
Dugin, once a marginal figure, has come closer to the political mainstream as Russia has veered deeper into isolation and nationalism in the wake of the annexation of Crimea in March 2014. 

‘This is a state that cynically uses Orthodox Christianity as a surrogate ideology to prop up its authority,’ argues Brian Whitmore, author of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s influential blog The Power Vertical. ‘It’s a state where fealty to the Orthodox church, or at least publicly proclaiming fealty, becomes a surrogate for patriotism… and it’s a state where challenging the authority of the church is akin to an act of treason.’

Whitmore is correct but fails to compare Russian religious authoritarianism with western ideological authoritarianism. Consider the vile attacks made by those in western societies who try to disguise their authoritarianism by claiming to be ‘left wing’ and progressive. British motormouth Katie Hopkins, UKIP leader Nigel Farage, TV presenter Piers Morgan, journalist and climate change sceptic James Delingpole, gay conservative writer Milo Yiannopolous, and glamour model Katie Price have all been subjected to hate attacks for expressing opinions that do not conform to the politically correct orthodoxy, in the USA anybody who supports Christian values or questions politically correct thinking is going to be crucified. So we are really looking at civilisations that are heading in opposite directions. And that does not bode well for future prospects of peaceful cooperation.  

MEANWHILE IN THE GLOBAL CAPITAL OF CRAZY

California Legalizes Child Prostitution, Kids Can Now be Sex Workers

Governor Moonbeam has just decriminalized prostitution for minors in California.
He claims that it is meant to make life after human trafficking easier for those forced into it. But who says that the consequences of this move won’t make pedophilia more acceptable? Our government officials have forgotten that their actions will cause dire consequences for others. Or maybe they do know that and they just don’t care.
From DownTrend.com:

This is absolutely astounding. The liberal numbnuts who run the State of California just decriminalized child prostitution. There is no misinterpretation of what they’ve done here. It is no longer illegal for anyone under the age of 18 to engage in prostitution or to solicit money for sex. Like I said, kids in California are now able to legally work as prostitutes.

CBS Sacramento reports that space cadet Governor Jerry Brown signed SB1322 into law on Tuesday. Among other things, this bill exempts minors from the current California prostitution laws. In other words, a person under the age of 18 can no longer be arrested for violating prostitution laws that apply to adults.
I was thinking that maybe the news was reporting this wrong or perhaps they were leaving some stuff out that makes this sound less terrible than it is, but I read the actual wording of the bill and this is what is says:
Existing law makes it a crime to solicit or engage in any act of prostitution. Existing law makes it a crime to loiter in any public place with the intent to commit prostitution. This bill would make the above provisions inapplicable to a child under 18 years of age who is alleged to have engaged in conduct that would, if committed by an adult, violate the above provisions.

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German Judges Rule: EU-U.S. ‘Trade’ Deal (TTIP) Would Undermine National Courts.

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TTIP, good for bureaucrats and corporate lawyers, bad for you and me (Image source)

There’s no doubt the so called Free Trade deal between the European Union and the United States (now the only hope Obama has left for preventing his political legacy being one of failure and disaster) will be one of the big news stories that will run and run througout the remainder of 2016.

The treaty which is formally titled Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) , has been the subject on ongoing secret negotiations between the European Union (EU) and American Department of Trade, the details of which (i.e. draft documents indicating what measure the final document will contain, not even members of elected governments have been allowed to scrutinise.

This is very much in line with Obama’s dictatorial style of governing, who can forget his response to the US congress when they demanded a debate on his healtcare reforms so they might know what they  were voting into law. The President told the peoples’ representatives; You will have to vote for it if you want to know what is in it.

The European Union’s ruling bureaucracy working in much the same way; EU commission chief Jean Claude Juncker and President of the European Parliament have both publicly expressed contempt for democracy while other senior officials have admitted the European Parliament and elected governments of member states are irrelevant, the bureaucrats will do as they please if member states elected bodies disagree.

The bureaucrats and corporate lawyers promoting TTIP are not having things all their own way however, in what amounts to a major blow for the deal the German Magistrates Association (DRB) has judged that special courts allowing firms to sue countries “had no legal basis”.

A key clause in the deal, proposed by the Obama Administration and supported by the EU’s negotiators, is the creation of an Investment Protection Court System (ICS) designed to protect businesses. In the court, corporate investors and businesses will be able to challenge new laws and policies implemented by member states which the investors believe will negatively affect their investments, Deutsche Welle has reported.

Judges from the DRB were scathing in their criticism of the proposal, saying: “The DRB sees neither a legal basis nor a need for such a court.” In a statement issued last week it added the assumption that investors don’t have “effective judicial protection” has no “factual basis.”

The judges also envisage problems with the trade model, warning that the definition of an investor’s assets is so broad, it will effectively hand the court jurisdiction to rule on almost any policy matter on a government’s agenda.

Furthermore, they say the Investment Court System represents a threat to the sovereignty of Europe’s current legal systems, adding that they have little faith in the EU’s ability to manage it.

The statement is being lauded as a major setback in the TTIP negotiations by the deal’s opponents, among which are numbered trade unions, human rights and equalities groups, nationalist organisations, business associations and political groups on both the right and left of the political spectrum. Without the support of Germany, Europe’s most populous nation, the deal stands little chance of being accepted The judge’s statement effectively turns the compromise into a deal that no-one wants.

“The EU offices must be in turmoil now,” said Nick Dearden of UK-based campaign group Global Justice Now. “They were really nervous about ever getting through an agreement that had [Investment Protection clauses] in it, because every time they’ve done consultations on it people have overwhelmingly said they don’t like it. So they put this on the table.”

“[The judges’ statement] is obviously more interesting than when some campaigner says something, because they’re actually going to have to administer this thing,” he added. “For us it’s probably the most significant statement that any group has made so far on that part of the agreement.

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France’s President Hollande Says ‘Non’ To Obama’s Demand for Corporate Global Oligarchy
The Death Of Democracy – Lobbying For TTIP
Syriza Official Vows to Kill EU-US Trade Deal as ‘Gift to All European People’
Now We Know Why Huge TPP Trade Deal Is Kept Secret From the Public
Leaked EU – TTIP document: Destruction of Democracy planned
Massive Protests In Europe Against TTIP – Mainstream Media Blackout
US Senators Block Obama’s Fast Track For Corporate Friendly Trade Deals
Controversial TTIP (Global Tyranny) Legislation Held in ‘Secure’ Room to Avoid Leaks
EU Bureaucrats To Push TTIP Through Before Obama Leaves Office?
TTIP on the Brink of Failure: EU ‘Frustrated’ By US Refusal To Accept Conditions It Insists Europe Must Accept
Will TTIP Make Europe A Colony Of The USA?
Opposite of Transparency: Germany’s TTIP Room ‘Smacks of Totalitarianism’
German Judges Rule: EU-U.S. ‘Trade’ Deal (TTIP) Would Undermine National Courts.
Could Corrupt EU-US ‘Free Trade’ Deal Be Extended To Israel?

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Candidate Hillary: Another billionaire socialist is what the world doesn’t need

Hillary Clinton – her happy smiling face will charm voters (Image Source)

Hillary Clinton is expected to announce her anointment as US President Select candidacy for the US Presidency at noon today, which although as I write, the clock shows 3:15 pm, as I am in England the harpy’ Clinton’s announcement at noon US East Coast time means the news is still a couple of hours away.

Will Hilly be a good president. Well the current US President was chosen on the basis of his skin colour rather that his track record and a lot of Americans seem to be convinced that now they’ve had a black president, the next one must possess or have possessed at some time, tits.

I wonder how many American voters think it would be a good idea to have a president who has more functioning braincells than they have tits or testicles as the case may be. Not that I’m enitely convince Obama or his predecessor ever had a full set of testicles.

Here’s a rundown of the qualities Hillary would bring to the Presidency, from The Onion:

Here are some key things to know about the first Democrat to declare her candidacy…

Campaign Slogan: “I deserve this”
Campaign Strategy: Overwhelming tide of inevitability
Spouse: Former Arkansas attorney general William Jefferson Clinton
Wingspan: 7 feet, 6 inches
Ideal Running Mate: Primary opponent who knows how to gracefully step aside when the time comes

Biggest Scandals: Deaths of four Americans at Benghazi, use of private email account for government emails, choice of Nina McLemore dress at a 1998 presidential function
Grandchildren: One, but pushing Chelsea for one more before Iowa caucus
Stance On Abortion: Supports a woman’s right to choose for her husband’s mistress
Birthplace: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming
Number Of Times Teeth Gritted To Date: 489,346
Things She Personally Understands As A Grandmother: Hope, faith, future, education, children, all that crap
Greatest Fear: Charismatic young senators from the Midwest
Number Of Big Macs That Fit In Mouth At One Time: 2
Biggest Challenge: Not completely blowing it.

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Second And Even More Lethal Strain Of Ebola Now Infecting People In Congo – Le Monde

This Is Getting Serious. France’s Le Monde reports:

En RDC, 70 cas ont été confirmés, avec 47 décès, soit un taux de mortalité d’environ 70 %, similaire à celui observé en Afrique de l’Ouest. (In the DRC, 70 cases have been confirmed, including 47 deaths, a mortality rate of about 70%, higher than that observed in West Africa). | AFP/KATHY KATAYI

We may now be facing two deadly Ebola outbreaks, a new strain of the virus which so far has killed 71 percent of those infected has been discovered in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). This is a higher mortality rate than the strain that has killed over 3000 people in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea.

The virus in the DRC outbreak, which is nearly 2,300 miles away from the most eastern extent of the much larger West-African outbreak, has been studied by a joint French-Canadian team of virologists for the World Health Organisation who confirmed that it was distinct, sharing only 96.8 percent of genetic material: “The complete genome sequence of the virus responsible [ … ] confirms that it is a virus Ebola species but it shows that the Congolese strain is different from Africa West”.

The first cases in the new outbreak were recorded in August, and unlike the West-African disease the US Centre for Disease Control records a ‘patient-zero’, a pregnant woman who slaughtered and prepared bush meat.

Due to “local customs” observed after her death, several more became infected by her body and 46 have now died in the region.

Although it has a distinct origin to the West-Africa outbreak, the Congo strain is related to previous outbreaks in the Central-African country, and is “very similar” to the outbreak that ravaged the Congo and her neighbours from 1995 to 1997.

Ebola is a recurring issue for the Congo, where the virus was first identified in the settlements along the banks of the river Ebola, from which it takes its name. This is the seventh local outbreak since the first in 1976, although in the past the events have typically lasted years and infected hundreds rather than thousands. It is this extraordinary speed with which new cases are spread and the high mortality rate that makes the present outbreak notable to the scientific community, who have recorded some 4,500 deaths so far.

(Translated with a little help from Babelfish.com and summarised from Le Monde – Planete.)

And the questions still remain:

Why does the US Government hold a patent on the ebola virus?
What was a biological weapons research team from the US Department of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) supplemented by scientists from Tulane University up to in their experiments on ebola carried out in a lab in Sierra Leone up until the government of that country threw them out earlier this year?

We still say pople in the west do not have much to worry about, better diet and more hygienic living conditions should keep us safe. The confusion and ineptitude being shown by our leaders, and the sheer dishonesty of mainstream media’s reporting of the ebola outbreak is a cause for serious concern however.
You’ll find more in this post.

On the other hand it would be a mistake to get complacent. A lot could still go wrong. This for example:

The European Union Plan to Takeover UK NHS Response to Ebola

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WAKE UP

I told you so, now WAKE THE FUCK UP.

Have you heard of TTIP? No?
Then you have some reading to do. TTIP (the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) a so called trade pact between the USA and Europe, which is being negotiated in strictest secrecy, would hand global corporations the power to sue governments and overturn laws (such as consumer protection laws) they feel are obstructing their ability to make profits.

A new People’s Movement (Ireland) pamphlet explains how the EU-US trade and investment treaty threatens democracy, would attack workers’ rights, erode social standards and environmental regulations, dilute food safety rules, undermine regulations on the use of toxic chemicals, rubbish digital privacy laws, and strangle developing economies.

Needless to say all political leaders in nations involved and all major political parties are fully supportive of it. Individual elected representatives and associations of small businesses and employers are waking up to it and even mainstream media are starting to understand it would prevent them printing anything certain corporate interests did not like no matter how much proof existed that the story is true.

WAKE UP

A copy (356 Kb)of the pamphlet in PDF format is available for free download
http://www.people.ie/economy/ttip.pdf

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