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Nov 30 12:00

What Happens If Europe Runs Out Of Gas?

The real test of Europe's energy supply is here. As temperatures have started dropping on the continent in recent days, power prices spiked again, and the natural gas shortage could worsen in case the winter is colder than usual. There isn't an immediate fix to the power and natural gas supply crunch, and the colder and longer the winter is, the worse the situation could become, analysts say. Currently, the only thing that could ease the pressure on tight energy supply in Europe is demand destruction in industries due to high natural gas prices, some note.

Some have even said that gas stores could fall to zero this winter if cold weather abounds.

Russia is fulfilling its contractual obligations with customers to send natural gas to Europe via pipelines, but it has not significantly raised additional supply amid the gas and energy crunch in recent months.

Nov 30 11:54

Slovenia: Drivers Must Present COVID Certificate in Order to Refuel Cars

There were no incidents in Slovenia on the first day of tighter epidemiological restrictions, with some dissatisfaction among unvaccinated citizens, mostly drivers who were unable to refuel their cars without a COVID-19 certificate.

Most petrol suppliers, including the Ljubljana-based Petrol, which operates the largest number of petrol stations in the country, are rigorously applying the new restrictions, adopted on Saturday, activating fuel dispensers only after a driver presents a certificate showing that they have recovered from COVID-19, have been vaccinated, or have tested negative.

Employees at petrol stations said that there were no delays on the first day of the new restrictions being in force, with only one incident having been reported in Brezice.

Nov 30 11:43

NATO threatens Russia with ‘consequences’

The head of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg, has hit Russia with a stark warning against exerting force on neighboring Ukraine amid a series of unsubstantiated Western-driven claims that Moscow is massing its troops at their shared border.
Speaking at a press conference on Sunday in Lithuania to discuss the humanitarian crisis unfolding on the EU’s frontier with Belarus, the US-led bloc’s secretary general took the opportunity to call on the Kremlin “to be transparent, reduce tensions, and de-escalate” the situation on the demarcation line with Ukraine.

Answering a question from a journalist, the NATO chief said that the alleged “increased Russian presence close to Ukraine’s borders is something which is very concerning for many reasons,” calling it “unprovoked and unexplained.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I fear a major war before Christmas.

Nov 30 09:51

Daily report on NATO’s eastern war front

NATO member states are building up the offensive potential of the armed forces near Belarus’ borders. Belarusian Defense Minister Viktor Khrenin made the statement during a government conference held by the Belarus president in the Defense Ministry’s strategic control center on 29 November to discuss military security….

Viktor Khrenin said: “Results of the evaluation indicate that the measures Western countries are taking to militarize the region lead to a substantial change of the balance of forces. The offensive potential of the armed forces of the NATO member states is being built up near our borders.”

Nov 30 09:50

Estonia: NATO flagship cyber warfare exercise includes Finland, Ireland, Sweden, Switzerland

Estonia is home to the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence which is used to spy on independent news sites (like this one) around the world.

NATO’s flagship cyber defence exercise kicks off in Estonia

Cyber Coalition 21, one of the world’s largest annual exercises in cyber defence, starts on Monday (29 November 2021), and will run through Friday. Cyber defenders from all NATO Allies, as well as partners Finland, Ireland, Sweden and Switzerland, are taking part, alongside participants from industry and academia. Overall, some 1,000 people will train in this year’s event, which is taking place in Tallinn, Estonia, as well as remotely, from national capitals and other locations.

The exercise tests and trains cyber experts in their ability to defend NATO and national networks….

Nov 30 09:39

Meeting near Russian border, NATO weighs response to Moscow's military maneuvers

"We're the ones that keep other people awake at night": That's the impact US Marine Corps Brigadier General Simon Doran hopes this massive show of NATO power has on Russian military planners plotting their next moves.

Doran is the senior American representative serving with the UK's Carrier Strike Group 21 (CSG21), the largest fifth-generation carrier air wing in the world. It's on its way back to Portsmouth, England after completing a seven-month voyage of some 40,000 nautical miles to the Indo-Pacific, where along the way forces linked to the deployment took part in strikes against "Islamic State," tracked Chinese submarines and carried out exercises in the Black Sea. And, Doran emphasized, CSG21 is ready for duty anywhere.

Nov 30 09:30

Third of Swedish Police in Blighted Areas Have Mental Issues – Survey

Sweden currently has 60 blighted areas marked by high crime rates, social exclusion, unemployment, and a high immigrant population. These are often labelled no-go zones, as even emergency services and law enforcement agencies are sometimes attacked by criminal gangs.

One third of Swedish police officers serving in the country's numerous vulnerable areas, which critics tend to label "no-go zones" and "ghettos", have symptoms of mental disorders, including depression and irritability, a broad survey conducted by Umeå University has concluded.

According to researcher Jonas Hansson, this is a major problem, not only for individual police officers, but for society as a whole, as it affects how well they perform their job.

Nov 30 08:52

Italy led a march of those killed after vaccination, similar to the Immortal Regiment

You remember the holding of the Immortal Regiment throughout Russia on the day of the liberation of Europe, May 9 (celebrated in Russia).

A protest reminiscent of the Immortal Regiment is being held in Italy, and unlike the parade, which has become international and features portraits of those killed in World War II battles, here in Italy it shows those killed after vaccination.

The protest began in Parma, Italy with posters of hundreds of vaccine victims. This is a shocking number of victims after vaccination, which is mandatory for working Italians.
If they unite with other cities, and perhaps countries, it will be the biggest battle since World War II, a battle for life.

It is very likely that a similar procession will appear in other cities in Italy and other countries around the world.

Nov 30 08:22

More Trouble For EU? Gazprom "Doesn't Expect Decline In Gas Prices In Coming Months"

The massive rally in European gas prices isn't likely to fade anytime soon, according to the world's largest gas producer, Gazprom PJSC.

Gazprom's finance unit head, Alexander Ivannikov, told investors on a third-quarter earnings call Monday that forward natural gas contracts "do not imply a noticeable decline in prices in the coming months." He said low levels of gas injections in European gas storages and the Northern Hemisphere winter would keep a bid under prices.

Nov 30 08:13

Kemp: European Gas Prices Jump Again As Freezing Temps Pressure Inventories

Europe’s gas prices have started rising again as a colder-than-normal start to winter makes unusually large inroads into the already meagre volume of gas in storage.

Futures prices for gas delivered in January 2022 via the Dutch Title Transfer Facility have climbed to more than 93 euros per megawatt-hour (MWh), up from a recent low of 65 euros a month ago. Previous market expectations Russia would begin large-scale gas deliveries to Europe via existing pipelines and the newly completed but not yet approved Nord Stream 2 have not been borne out.

Nov 30 07:45

Greece Imposes $114 Monthly Fine on Unvaccinated People Over 60

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced mandatory Covid-19 vaccination for all Greeks above 60 years of age before a cabinet meeting in Athens on Tuesday, in an effort to tackle the new omicron variation threat ahead of the festive season. Those who refuse to get vaccinated will have to pay a monthly fine of 100 euros ($114) for each month they don’t get jabbed, starting on Jan. 16

Nov 30 07:24

Latvia Calls for Permanent US Military Presence to Counter Russia

On Monday, Latvia’s defense minister called for a permanent US military presence in the Baltic state and said Riga wants to boost its defense with US Patriot surface-to-air missiles.

“We need additional international assistance,” Defense Minister Artis Pabriks told Reuters. “We would like to have a permanent United States presence in our country. And sea and air defense means basically going down to such systems as Patriot.”

Pabriks’ comments come ahead of the NATO Foreign Ministerial that Latvia is hosting on Tuesday and Wednesday. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken was due to arrive in Latvia late Monday. There, Blinken is expected to consult with NATO on the alleged Russian troop build-up near Ukraine. A State Department official said Friday that “all options” are on the table for how to respond to Russia’s alleged build-up.

Nov 30 07:05

The NATOstan Clown Show

American hysteria over the “imminent” Russian invasion of Ukraine has exploded every geopolitical Stupid-o-Meter in sight – and that’s quite an accomplishment.

What a mess. Sections of the U.S. Deep State are in open revolt against the combo that remote controls Crash Test Dummy, who impersonates POTUS. The neocon-neoliberal axis is itching for a war – but has no idea how to sell it to an immensely fractured public opinion.

UKUS, which de facto controls the Five Eyes spy scam, excels only in propaganda. So in the end it’s up to the CIA/MI6 intel axis and their vast network of media chihuahuas to accelerate Fear and Loathing ad infinitum.

Russophobic U.S. Think Tankland would very much cherish a Russian “invasion”, out of the blue, and could not give a damn about the inevitable trouncing of Ukraine. The problem is the White House – and the Pentagon – must “intervene”, forcefully; otherwise that will represent a catastrophic loss of “credibility” for the Empire.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, your children will be killed and crippled and our cities possibly nuked for "credibility?"

Nov 30 06:59

Belarusian leader accuses Lithuania of dumping dead migrants

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko on Monday accused Lithuanian authorities of dumping the bodies of migrants on the border between the two countries — a claim rejected by Lithuania amid soaring border tensions between Belarus and its European Union neighbors.

Lukashenko also warned that his country will stand squarely behind its ally Russia if the Ukrainian authorities launch an offensive against Moscow-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine. He tried to cast the tensions over migrants as part of a purported Western plot against Belarus and Russia.

Lukashenko said at a meeting with his top military brass that Belarusian border guards found the bodies of two migrants left on the border over the weekend.

“They put a dead body, or, probably, a person who is still alive, in a sleeping bag and toss it on the border,” Lukashenko exclaimed. “What an abomination!”

Nov 30 06:58

Russia Warns The U.S. Not To Interfere With Nord Stream 2

The Russian Government has warned the US not to put further pressure on anyone over the certification of the $11bn Nord Stream 2 (NS2) gas pipeline.

The newly completed 1,764km double pipeline is still awaiting clearance from German regulators before Russia can start exporting gas through it. NS2 bypasses Ukraine and instead imports Russian gas directly to Germany via the bed of the Baltic Sea. If green-lit, it will double Russia’s overall flows to Germany, providing 55bn cubic meters of gas through both pipelines.

Speaking to reporters on Monday, Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said: “It is very important, of course, that the United States of America does not put pressure on anyone in connection with the ongoing implementation and certification of this project,” Peskov emphasized. The comments follow the Biden administration imposing sanctions targeting Russia-linked Transadria and its operating vessel.

Nov 30 06:49

Lavrov Says NATO Military Equipment Being Moved to Russian Border

Earlier on Tuesday, the Russian Foreign Ministry stated that the country has been detecting over 50 new NATO reconnaissance aircraft and drones near its borders every week.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday that NATO is amassing a significant amount of military equipment on Russia’s border.

Speaking at the press conference with his Brazilian counterpart, Lavrov also noted that Moscow cannot rule out the possibility of Kiev undertaking some kind of "military venture," which would pose a threat to Russia.

"President Putin spoke about this on 18 November... he stressed that we do not need conflicts but if the West cannot hold Ukraine back, but, on the contrary, encourages it, of course, we will take all the necessary steps to ensure our security," Lavrov said.

Nov 30 06:47

Kremlin: Gas Sale is Primary Issue, Transit via Ukraine is Secondary One

The topic of gas transportation through Ukraine is a secondary issue, the fuel must first be sold, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Tuesday.

"As for transit affairs, certainly, we need to address the question to Gazprom. I just want to remind you of [Russian] President Putin’s statement that in order to transit something, you need to sell it, you need to have final buyers in Europe, for whom this transit will be carried out," Peskov said when asked about the date of negotiations on gas transit through Ukraine after 2024.

He added that until Gazprom is determined on this line, negotiations on transit will remain a second priority.

"First, you need to sell gas. This has been explained by President Putin many times," he added.

Peskov added that Moscow hopes that there will be no threats to the certification of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline as European consumers are interested in the project.

Nov 30 06:43

Russia warns it won't back down in NATO standoff

Russia won’t back down in its standoff with NATO over Ukraine, or in the Black Sea, and underestimating the country’s resolve could be disastrous, Moscow’s top diplomat in Washington has blasted amid worsening ties with the US.

Speaking in an interview on Saturday with the Soloviev LIVE YouTube channel, Ambassador Anatoly Antonov said that “there are… suggestions expressed here, that some desperate head may appear in Ukraine or a group of fighters who will try to test the strength of the Russian defense, counting on the fact that we will not respond… I would like to say and emphasize unequivocally: this is a very dangerous delusion.”

The envoy blasted a purported increase in supplies of American weapons reaching Kiev, potentially including the anti-tank missile system, Javelin. The ambassador said that Washington consistently claims that these weapons are for “defensive” purposes.

Nov 29 07:32

Exclusive: Lukashenko Using Migrants as ‘Siege’ Weapons to ‘Save His Skin’, Says Lithuanian MP

Belarussian dictator Alexander Lukashenko is an illegitimate leader who is attempting to cling on to power through using migrants as “siege” weapons against Europe to “save his skin”, a Lithuanian MP has told Breitbart News.

Lukashenko, a former Soviet farm boss, who has been in control of Belarus since 1994, has seen his leadership thrown into doubt after mass protests were held throughout the country following last year’s election, which was widely believed to have been rigged in favour of the iron-fisted authoritarian.

Nov 29 07:16

EU Denies Recognition of Govt, Pledges Engagement

In a statement issued by the European Commission following the 13th ASEM Summit via videoconference, the EU’s president von der Leyen said that the world needed to stand by the people of Afghanistan.

“Finally, we have decided to strengthen our engagement on issues affecting regional stability. And this brings me to my last point: That is Afghanistan. The European Union does not recognize the new regime… but we need to prevent the imminent economic and social collapse that the country faces,” she said.

“We need to stand by the people of Afghanistan. This is why, last month, we announced a package worth EUR 1 billion, including EUR 300 million in humanitarian aid. The European Union will keep on engaging with the countries in the region,” Leyen added.

The summit was hosted by Cambodia, in which the leaders of 20 Asian governments and 30 European states participated.

Nov 29 06:53

Military police raid plane to arrest couple trying to flee quarantine

A married couple who fled a quarantine hotel for suspected Omicron strain carriers in the Netherlands have been removed from a flight by the Dutch military police just as their plane was about to take off.

The dramatic incident unfolded at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport on board a flight that was set to depart for Spain at around 6pm on Sunday, the Netherlands armed forces confirmed in a statement.

The Royal Netherlands Marechaussee at Schiphol has arrested a couple this evening who had fled from a quarantine hotel… The arrests took place on a plane that was about to take off.

Nov 29 06:21

US dangerously misguided in believing Russia won’t respond to NATO threat — ambassador

The assumptions heard in the United States that Russia is likely to be frightened with NATO capabilities in Ukraine and the Black Sea are dangerous delusions, Russia’s Ambassador to Washington Anatoly Antonov said on the YouTube channel Soloviev Live on Saturday.

"NATO states are taking over the Black Sea, Ukrainian territory. There are assumptions, which are voiced here, that certain daredevils or a group of combatants may turn up in Ukraine, who will try to test the strength of Russian defenses, expecting that we will not respond fearing the NATO potential. I would like to say and emphasize unequivocally that it is a very dangerous delusion," the diplomat said.

Antonov pointed out that Washington is increasingly expanding the range of weapons delivered to Ukraine.

Nov 29 06:20

Now targeting ballistic missiles: U.S. delivers Patriot missile system to Sweden

Senior leaders from 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, 164th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, and key leaders from the Swedish Armed Forces Air Defense Regiment witnessed a handover ceremony of the Patriot missile system on November 18 in Halmstad, Sweden.

The new system marks the beginning of a new era for Swedish Air Defense and a decisive step towards enhancing Swedish air defense capability.

“This is a great day for not only for Sweden, but for all of us in the air defense community,” said Maj. Gen. Gregory J. Brady, commanding general of the 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command.

Nov 28 08:16

Rome Italy against the vax mandates

Nov 28 07:33

The Truth about Holland - The War Is Beginning

Nov 28 06:58

NATO and Russia’s Balkan chess game

The US and NATO have been trying to get Bosnia-Herzegovina to join the alliance for over 15 years. The Serb minority of the Republika Srpska, backed by Serbia and Russia, are engaging in precarious brinkmanship to stop this.

The clock is ticking on the fate of the peace in Bosnia-Herzegovina that has held since the imposition of the Dayton Accords, officially known as the General Framework Agreement for Peace in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Dayton Accords were named after the City of Dayton, Ohio, home to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, where, on 21 November 1995, the parties to the Bosnia conflict reached an agreement to end the bloody civil war that broke out in the aftermath of the disintegration of Yugoslavia in the early 1990s. The accords were formally signed in Paris, on 14 December 1995. Since that time, Bosnia has been governed by a tripartite presidency, with representatives from the Bosnian, Croatian, and Serbian territories that comprise the multi-ethnic population.

Nov 28 06:51

Calais People Smugglers Net £58 Million From Trafficking Channel Migrants This Year

The price to cross the English Channel varies according to the network of smugglers, between 3,000 and 7,000 euros (£2,500/$3,380 and £6,000/$8,000) though there are rumors of discounts.

Often, the fee also includes a very short-term tent rental in the windy dunes of northern France and food cooked over fires that sputter in the rain that falls for more than half the month of November in the Calais region. Sometimes, but not always, it includes a life vest and fuel for the outboard motor.

And the people who collect the money – up to 300,000 euros (£324,000/$432,000) per boat that makes it across the narrows of the Channel – are not the ones arrested in the periodic raids along the coastline. They are just what French police call “the little hands.”

Nov 27 09:19

Lithuania Says It May Close Belarus Border Crossings Over Migrant Smuggling

Lithuania may close border crossing points with Belarus if migrants continue to be smuggled into its territory on trucks, Interior Minister Agne Bilotaite said on Friday.

"We have decided to increase checks on vehicles crossing into Lithuania. If we see this trend increasing, we will be very seriously considering closing border crossing points with Belarus," she said during a visit near the border.

Four Iraqi migrants were found hiding in a consignment of peat in a Belarusian-registered truck at the Medininkai crossing on Thursday afternoon. The Lithuanian border guard service said Belarus had refused to take them back.

The European Union has accused Belarus of flying in thousands of people from the Middle East and pushing them to cross into the bloc in retaliation for EU sanctions imposed over President Alexander Lukashenko's crushing of protests against his disputed re-election last year. Belarus denies this.

Nov 27 09:07

NATO chief warns Russia on troop build-up

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on Friday that Russia has amassed heavy military equipment, tanks and combat-ready troops near Ukraine, warning that any use of force against Ukraine would be costly for Moscow.

Stoltenberg also said he expected the new German federal government to spend more on its armed forces and welcomed its decision to continue hosting Western nuclear weapons in Germany.

"I expect Germany to invest more in its military," Stoltenberg said. (Reporting by Sabine Siebold and Robin Emmott; Editing by Alison Williams)

Nov 27 08:50

President Zeman leaves the hospital only to come back a few hours later with COVID-19

On Thursday, Czech President Miloš Zeman left the Central Military Hospital but came back just a few hours later after testing positive for coronavirus. The president had reportedly met with an infected employee of the Office of the President of the Czech Republic.

Presidential spokesman Ji?í Ov?á?ek said that Zeman was tested for COVID-19 on Thursday afternoon and got back a positive result.

“Therefore, in cooperation with the attending physician, Dr. Miroslav Zavoral, it was decided to transport the patient back to the Central Military Hospital in Prague,” added Ov?á?ek.

According to Zavoral, the president received monoclonal antibodies as treatment. The hospital’s spokeswoman, Jitka Zinke, then confirmed that Zeman was asymptomatic.

“The administration of monoclonal antibodies has primarily a preventive purpose. After the application of the monoclonal preparation, the patient remains hospitalized for observation,” she added.

Nov 27 08:33

Europe Under Attack: Polish Border Guards Again Defend Border From Belarus-Backed Migrants

Poland remains under sustained attack from the Belarus side of its eastern border, with a group of at least 200 migrants making an attempt to storm the nation Wednesday night, according to Polish border guards as tensions continue to build.

Polish border guards stated that the group of 200 or so migrants made an attempt to storm the border on the evening of November 24th near the village of Czeremcha, just over an hour drive from the Belarusian city of Brest.

Border Guard spokeswoman Anna Michalska commented on the incident, telling news agency Reuters, “They were trying to break through the border, attacking the border,” and added, “They were throwing branches and stones and the attempt was stopped by our officers.”

Nov 27 07:47

EU Seeks Travel Ban Over New Deadly Variant

Nov 27 07:39

Will the ECB ease again?

Nov 26 09:03

URGENT MESSAGE REGARDING THE SWISS REFERENDUM ON NOVEMBER 28TH 2021

Nov 26 08:45

U.S. interceptor missile destroyer deployed: “Now, more than ever, we stand firmly alongside our NATO allies and partners in the Black Sea region”

The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) entered the Black Sea on a routine patrol, Nov. 25, 2021.

While in the Black Sea, the ship will operate alongside NATO allies and partners in the region….NATO allies and partners routinely operate in the region to…improve effectiveness and interoperability.

“Now, more than ever, we stand firmly alongside our NATO allies and partners in the Black Sea region,” said Cmdr. Patrick Chapman, Arleigh Burke’s commanding officer….

U.S. Sixth Fleet flagship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) and fellow Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) recently completed operations in the Black Sea, working with regional allies and partners, including Bulgaria, Georgia, Romania, Turkey, and Ukraine throughout their time in the area.

Nov 26 08:44

30+2 meeting in Latvia: Ukraine, Georgia to rally NATO FMs against Russia

Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba said that the main topic he would raise at the meeting of NATO Foreign Ministers in Riga would be Russia’s increase in forces on Ukraine’s border….

“The key topic of my visit will be another escalation in connection with Russia’s increase in its forces on the border with Ukraine, the danger of a possible Russian invasion of Ukraine and the steps we are taking with Euro-Atlantic partners to prevent such a scenario,” said Dmytro Kuleba.

He also said that Ukraine’s progress in the reforms needed to move towards NATO membership would be discussed.

The meeting of NATO Foreign Ministers will take place on November 30-December 1 in Riga in the “30+2” format – with the participation of Ukraine and Georgia.

Nov 26 08:43

U.S. European Command, NATO plan “moving large combat forces across the continent”

U.S. European Command logisticians joined 80 Allied and partner nation colleagues in Ulm, Germany, this week to rehearse the movement of the NATO Response Force and additional Ally units during a crisis.

Hosted by NATO’s newest command, the Joint Support and Enabling Command, the event included elements of major NATO Headquarters from Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, USEUCOM, Joint Forces Command Brunssum, all USEUCOM component commands, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, Surface Deployment and Distribution Command, U.S. Transportation Command, and the NATO Support and Procurement Agency.

The exercise scenario challenged the multinational logisticians to overcome practical constraints that arise from moving large combat forces and their sustainment across the continent and ultimately in directions spanning 360 degrees.

Nov 26 08:34

Austria rises up against “health dictatorship

The police and the army refuse to control the health passes in the name of “freedom and human dignity”. They will join a large demonstration against compulsory confinement on November 20, 2021 in Vienna.

Only a few days after Austrian Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg decided to confine unvaccinated people, politicians and trade unions are calling for a large-scale uprising against this uniquely liberticidal measure.

The leader of the Freedom Party (FPÖ), Herbert Kickl, called for a “mega-demonstration” on November 20 in Vienna.

Shortly afterwards, Manfred Haidinger, president of the Austrian Armed Forces Union (FGÖ), followed suit and joined in with the call in a letter published on November 14. He intends to “defend fundamental rights and freedoms”. The FGÖ specifies that “everyone” is allowed to demonstrate, even if they are confined!

Nov 26 08:34

France and Italy to steer the EU?

French President Emmanuel Macron and the President of the Italian Council of Ministers, Mario Draghi, are due to sign the Quirinal Treaty on 26 November 26.

The two governments intend to take the leadership of the European Union after the departure of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the formation of the new coalition government under her successor, Olaf Scholz. France is set to take over the rotating EU presidency on 1 January 2022 for the first six months.

The Quirinal Treaty includes provisions for industrial cooperation and defense.

The transition from a Franco-German tandem to a post-Brexit Franco-Italian brand should signal the return of Franco-German rivalry and the end of the European Union.

Nov 26 08:24

Italy Bans Unvaccinated From Cinemas, Restaurants and Sports Events

As protesters and governments alike braced for another round of unrest during the coming weekend, with most of the US preoccupied by the Thanksgiving holiday, Italy's increasingly authoritarian government has declared instead that a growing number of government workers will be subjected to vaccine mandates.

According to the new rules, unvaccinated people will not be able to enter venues such as cinemas, restaurants and sports events.

Nov 26 07:49

Asian and European countries, alarmed by new COVID-19 variant, tighten curbs

Global authorities reacted with alarm on Friday to a new coronavirus variant detected in South Africa, with the EU, Britain and India among those announcing stricter border controls as scientists sought to determine if the mutation was vaccine-resistant.

Britain banned flights from South Africa and neighboring countries and asked British travelers returning from there to quarantine, while European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen said the EU also aimed to halt air travel from the region.

Scientists are still learning about the variant, identified this week, but the news pummelled global stocks and oil amid fears what new travel bans would do to already shaky economies across southern Africa.

The variant has a spike protein that is dramatically different to the one in the original coronavirus that COVID-19 vaccines are based on, the UK Health Security Agency said, raising fears about how current vaccines, successful against the more familiar delta variant, will fare.

Nov 26 07:43

US Deploys Dozens of Tanks! Putin Couldn't Speak Out of Anger!

Nov 26 07:37

USA deploys at least 30 self-propelled howitzers near Belarusian-Polish border

The USA has deployed at least 30 self-propelled howitzers Paladin near the Belarusian-Polish border, the news agency Avia.pro reports.

According to the source, after dozens of tanks, armored vehicles and several thousands of NATO military personnel were relocated to the Belarusian border it was revealed that in addition to that the USA moved at least 30 155mm self-propelled howitzers M109A7 Paladin to the Belarusian-Polish border.

The howitzers were delivered from Germany by several trains. Taking into account their firing range, they can fire into Belarus' territory.

The USA has yet to comment on the deployment of its weapon systems and military hardware near the Belarusian border.

Nov 26 07:36

ROBERT F KENNEDY JR. SPEECH IN SWITZERLAND FOR SWISS REFERENDUM, NOV 28, 2021

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Nov 26 07:34

'Go through. Go,' Lukashenko tells migrants at Polish border

Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko told migrants stranded at the border with Poland on Friday that his country would help them to return home if they wanted but would not force them.

Thousands of migrants are stuck on the European Union's eastern frontier, in what the EU says is a crisis Minsk engineered by distributing Belarusian visas in the Middle East, flying them in and pushing them across the border.

But Lukashenko said it was the EU that deliberately provoked a humanitarian crisis that needed to be resolved and he told the migrants he would not play politics with their fate.

In his first public appearance at the border since the start of the crisis, Lukashenko met migrants at a warehouse turned into shelter and told them they were free to head west or go home as they chose.

Nov 26 07:32

EU’s Beleaguered Immigration Policies Will Be the Sword Which It Falls on

The Belarus border is just the most recent in a long list of examples how Brussels cannot fight back countries who use refugees as a weapon against the EU’s failed hegemony

For many erudite commentators who know the EU well, the scenes on the Poland-Belarus border felt a bit ‘déjà vu’. Once again, the EU’s failed policies when tackling immigration flows — which in many cases are as a direct result of propping up dictators or for dabbling in geopolitics — comes right back and smacks Brussels in the face. Perhaps Belarus is using Syrian refugees as a tool to hit back at Brussels and its bellicose sanctions-based so-called foreign policy. For journalists and analysts who lead with this argument, we can assume that many will be supporters of the EU project itself and are unable to see a bigger picture.

Nov 26 07:03

Poland downgrades mission to Israel, says it won’t return ambassador

Poland’s Foreign Ministry said Thursday that the European Union nation will have no ambassador in Israel for the time being, bringing the mission level down to that of Israel’s mission in Poland.

The traditionally sensitive bilateral relations soured in the summer after Poland adopted legislation seen as banning claims for restitution of some seized property, including that of Holocaust victims. Israel protested.

The Polish ministry decided then that its ambassador, Marek Magierowski, was not to return to his Tel Aviv post after vacation. He has since been appointed to Washington.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good for Poland!

Nov 25 15:56

Austria Is Leading Europe Down a Dark Path

Austria is breaking new ground in Covid authoritarianism. This week the government announced that it would make vaccinations compulsory – with refusers facing fines that can eventually be converted into prison sentences. This is a wildly authoritarian move, and a dangerous blow to bodily autonomy.

Nov 25 09:08

Migrants at Belarus-Poland Border Protest, Demand EU to Make Decision

Migrants at the Belarusian-Polish border are holding a protest on Thursday and demanding from the EU to make a decision on their status, a Sputnik correspondent reported.

Migrants say that they want to live in a peaceful and stable country and say they came to Europe not for economic reasons.

This comes as thousands of migrants from the Middle East, mostly Iraqi Kurds, have been staying on the Belarusian-Polish border for more than two weeks already, unable to enter the EU since Warsaw refuses them entry. When some of the migrants attempted to storm the Polish border, they were pushed back by Polish forces, who used water cannons and tear gas.

Nov 25 09:07

WATCH: Police put down mass protests sparked by plummeting currency

Scenes of police in full riot gear attempting to suppress protests have been coming in from Istanbul, as more people have taken to the streets across Turkey, upset over the record fall of the lira.

Officers wearing helmets and carrying shields are seen cordoning off streets in Istanbul, while police in lighter gear infiltrated the crowds and forcefully dragged away some protesters, in footage from RT’s Ruptly video agency.

There was a massive police presence as people flooded the streets of the Turkish city on Wednesday, decrying the government’s handling of the financial crisis. While many took part in the protests, thousands of others lined up at gas stations due to the rapidly rising fuel prices. Many more bought US dollars in panic. Others invested money in electronic products, while some companies halted sales in the country amid skyrocketing inflation.

Nov 25 09:05

EU about to get even more reliant on Russia – Polish PM

Western Europe’s reliance on Moscow for energy supplies is only going to increase after the Russian-backed Nord Stream 2 pipeline comes online, Poland’s prime minister has claimed, warning the Kremlin could have sway over the EU.
Speaking at a meeting on Tuesday, Mateusz Morawiecki alleged that Moscow is putting pressure on both Warsaw and the bloc through the development of the underwater gas link.

“Part of the EU is already heavily dependent on Russian energy, and if the pipeline starts working, we can conclude that we will become even more reliant,” Prime Minister Morawiecki said, appearing alongside Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovi?.

Morawiecki also accused Moscow of using gas as a “political bargaining chip” to strengthen its hand in continental Europe, which has seen prices rise sharply in recent months amid a shortage of supplies.

Nov 25 08:53

Hybrid Warfare: Poland Predicts Long, Drawn Out Belarus Border Crisis

Polish government official Stanis?aw ?aryn has predicted that the migrant crisis on the border with Belarus may last for a long time, adding that the conflict may be a “cynical ploy” orchestrated by Belarusian services facilitating the incursion attempts “to exhaust our soldiers and officers”.

Mr ?aryn, the spokesman for the Minister-Coordinator of Special Services, part of the National Security Department of the Chancellery of the Prime Minister, spoke out on the ongoing crisis in which thousands of migrants have camped along the border and tried to illegally cross from Belarus in recent weeks.

Nov 25 07:35

COVID-19 cases surge in Europe...

Nov 24 08:54

Austria Freak Out: Lockdown EVERYTHING! Meanwhile 'Unvaccinated' Africa Still Not Impacted

Just a day after announcing that the unvaccinated would lose all basic human rights, the Austrian government took it a stage further and ruled that the entire country would lose its basic human rights.

Back to a nationwide lockdown to control a covid outbreak that was not controlled last time by a nationwide lockdown. Make sense? Also...as the AP reports, experts are "baffled" that in unvaccinated Africa, where there have been no lockdowns, there are very few covid cases and deaths are a tiny fraction of those in Europe and the US per capita. Watch the latest Ron Paul Liberty Report...

Nov 24 07:51

NATO's mistake is that it still thinks it's dealing with the weakened Russia of the 1990s

Recent shockwaves in Russian-Ukrainian relations, and the increasing involvement of the US, could prove to be among the most significant milestones in the history of Europe since the end of the Cold War, over three decades ago.

But the groundwork for a clash of heads was laid long before the present day. Since the reunification of Germany, the continent’s security architecture – the careful truce between East and West that held strong even at the most tense moments of the 20th century – has been systematically dismantled.

Was that process avoidable? It’s pointless even to ask. What matters is that, since then, the key principle has been that each and every country can decide for itself which military and political alliances it wishes to join. Of course, that choice wasn’t always a free one and, after 1991, NATO became the only club in town as the others had all packed up.

NATO’s new problem

Nov 24 07:10

At Arms, the Enemy Is at the Gates! Frenzied US-NATO Militarization Escalation against Russia

NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg met President Draghi on November 17 in Rome to address “the current security challenges” arising from “Russia’s military build-up in and around Ukraine”. Stoltenberg thanked Italy because it “contributes to our presence in the Baltic Region with the air policing and troops”. The Italian Air Force – specifies the Ministry of Defense – has deployed at Ämari airport in Latvia F-35A fighters from the 32nd Wing of Amendola and Eurofighter Typhoon fighters from the 4th Wing of Grosseto, 36th Wing of Gioia del Colle, 37th Wing of Trapani and 51st Wing of Istrana (Treviso). When Russian planes fly into the international airspace over the Baltic, usually heading for the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad, the Italian fighters receive an immediate take-off order from the NATO command on alert and within minutes they intercept them. Official purpose of this operation is “to preserve allied airspace”.

Nov 24 06:48

NATO’s activity near state borders prompts Russia to bolster its combat potential — Shoigu

NATO’s growing activity near the Russian borders prompts the need to maintain the nuclear forces’ combat readiness and bolster the non-nuclear deterrence potential, including the provision of the troops with precision weapons and effective destruction capabilities, Russia’s Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said on Wednesday.

"The tense military and political situation in the world and NATO’s increased activity near the Russian borders prompt the need to further develop the armed forces qualitatively," the defense chief said at the ministry’s board meeting.

The Russian defense minister highlighted as priorities in developing the armed forces the tasks of "raising their combat capability, maintaining the nuclear forces’ combat readiness and strengthening the non-nuclear deterrence forces."

"Today we will hear how these tasks are resolved with regard for the provision with precision weapons, effective destruction capabilities and advanced armaments and hardware," Shoigu said.

Nov 23 14:01

REPORT: 75 European Fully Vaccinated Athletes Have Died or Became Seriously Ill From “Sudden” Heart Attacks In the Past 5 Months

A recent German media report has discovered a horrifying statistic for European athletes.

Since June 2021, 75 fully vaccinated athletes have suffered “sudden and unexpected” heart attacks.

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Was this alarming number of heart attacks caused by the mass COVID-19 inoculation rollout?

That’s the question raised by the report.

Nov 23 08:03

Lukashenko assails EU for refusing to hold talks on migrants

The authoritarian leader of Belarus on Monday sharply criticized the European Union for its refusal to hold talks on the influx of migrants on the country’s border with Poland.

Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko urged Germany to accommodate about 2,000 migrants who had remained on the border with Poland and slammed EU officials for refusing to negotiate an end to the standoff.

“We must demand that the Germans take them,” Lukashenko said at a meeting with officials.

He charged that German Chancellor Angela Merkel promised him that the EU will deal with the issue when they spoke by phone this month.

“I’m still waiting for the EU to give us a response about 2,000 refugees,” Lukashenko said. “They haven’t even contacted us.”

Nov 23 07:33

Sweden now has Western Europe's LOWEST Covid infection rate

Sweden now has the lowest Covid infection rate in western Europe — after double-vaccinated nationals were told they don't have to test for the virus even if they get symptoms.

The Scandinavian nation — which was subject to international scrutiny last year when it refused to lockdown — is currently recording 85.4 cases per million people, according to Oxford University research site Our World in Data.

By comparison, the rate is nearly 1,400 per million in Europe's current Covid capital Austria, which today announced it is going back into a full lockdown from Monday.

Sweden's infection rate is far lower than other Western European countries like the Netherlands (1,048.7), Britain (581), Germany (536), and France (201).

Nov 23 07:13

Estonia, Britain send first troops, drones to Poland, Lithuania, Latvia

Estonia will send almost 100 members of the Defense Forces to help Poland…on the Polish-Belarusian border, Defense Minister Kalle Laanet [said].

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The Defense Forces will send troops including reservists from the Engineers, Military Police, Reconnaissance units and combat camera teams to Poland.

Estonia is also assisting Poland in enhancing its intelligence capabilities and will send drones.

Personnel tasked with preparations will go to Poland immediately and the rest over the next week, said Major General Veiko-Vello Palm, deputy commander of the Defense Forces.

Nov 23 07:09

US & Europe: Friendly Force Dilemmas with John R. Deni, PhD

Nov 23 07:06

Poland Plans To Add Another 100 Tons Of Gold To Its Reserves

During a recent interview, Bank of Poland President Adam Glapi?ski said the central bank plans to add 100 tons of gold to its reserves in 2022.

As SchiffGold.com details below, the National Bank of Poland began aggressively adding gold to its reserves in 2018. Through the first half of 2019, the Polish central bank added more than 100 tons of gold, nearly doubling its reserves.

Nov 22 08:54

New NATO command tests “moving large combat forces at the speed of relevance” to Russian border

From November 15 to 16, 2021 international participants from different allied entities rehearsed the movement of the NATO Response Force (NRF) and additional units in crisis at the Joint Support and Enabling Command (JSEC) in the Wilhelmsburg Barracks in Ulm.

This special exercise and its scenario challenged the sixty logistics experts participating this two day long event to overcome practical constraints that arise from moving large combat forces at the speed of relevance and their sustainment in all directions spanning 360 degrees.

…It mirrored one of JSEC’s core tasks: The coordination of the NATO troop movements across the Alliance in all possible directions.

Nov 22 08:48

“If we start a war here in Belarus, NATO and Russia will get involved. It will be a nuclear war.”

Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko cautions against attempts to start a war in Belarus’ territory. He made the relevant statement in an interview with the BBC on 19 November, BelTA has learned.

“You have to understand that if we start a war here in Belarus, NATO and Russia will get involved. It will be a nuclear war,” Aleksandr Lukashenko stressed.

Nov 22 08:48

Covid-19 Restrictions in Europe: Protests erupt across European cities | Lockdown in Europe

Nov 22 08:40

NATO ignores Russia’s warnings and continues to fan tension at its borders — diplomat

NATO is ignoring Moscow’s warnings and continues to fan tension at the Russian borders, with the joint US-Estonian drills being another example of such actions, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Sunday.

"Russia warns NATO against fanning tension near the Russian borders. NATO keeps silent and continues," she wrote on her Telegram channel. She drew attention to the statement by the US embassy in Estonia about joint military drills in that country. "The US diplomatic mission said that non-traditional methods of delivery were drilled during the exercise. I don’t even want to think about what they mean," she noted.

Nov 22 08:36

Thousands protest over COVID lockdowns in Europe

Nov 22 07:56

EU Abruptly Shelved Plan For Upgraded Taiwan Trade Ties Amid China Pressure

America's increasingly tough line on Taiwan and willingness to transfer weapons while continuing to send high-level officials, including Congressional junkets to Taipei, appears to be causing strain for the European Union's typically independent trade policy.

In perhaps the most serious sign yet that Europe is struggling on which direction it should lean on the Taiwan issue, it was reported Friday that the EU postponed at the last minute implementation of what's being called a "confidential plan" for a major upgrade in trade ties with Taiwan.

Nov 22 07:55

EU's Beleaguered Immigration Policies Will Be The Sword On Which It Falls

The Belarus border is just the most recent in a long list of examples how Brussels cannot fight back countries who use refugees as a weapon against the EU’s failed hegemony...

For many erudite commentators who know the EU well, the scenes on the Poland-Belarus border felt a bit ‘déjà vu’.

Once again, the EU’s failed policies when tackling immigration flows — which in many cases are as a direct result of propping up dictators or for dabbling in geopolitics — comes right back and smacks Brussels in the face. Perhaps Belarus is using Syrian refugees as a tool to hit back at Brussels and its bellicose sanctions-based so-called foreign policy. For journalists and analysts who lead with this argument, we can assume that many will be supporters of the EU project itself and are unable to see a bigger picture.

Nov 22 07:25

Poland says Belarus still bringing migrants to its border

Poland has accused Belarus of continuing to ferry migrants to its border despite clearing camps close to the frontier earlier this week, as the country’s prime minister started a tour of Baltic states to seek support in the crisis.

The European Union has accused Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko of deliberately attempting to flood the bloc with migrants and refugees in retaliation for sanctions against the country as well as the EU’s refusal to recognise Lukashenko’s legitimacy after a disputed presidential election last year.

Nov 22 07:10

Poland Blames Lukashenko for 'Greatest Attempt to Destabilise Europe in 30 Years'

Hundreds of mostly Middle Eastern and African migrants have been amassing along the Belarusian border with Poland for weeks in an attempt to make it into the EU. Warsaw accuses Minsk of encouraging migrants to cross into the bloc via Belarus, something Belarusian authorities reject.

Poland's Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has accused Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko of launching "a hybrid war against the EU" amid the ongoing migrant crisis on the Belarusian-Polish border.

"This is the greatest attempt to destabilise Europe in 30 years", Morawiecki tweeted on Sunday, pledging that Poland would "not yield to blackmail" and would "do everything to defend the EU's borders".

Nov 22 07:10

Russia Concerned by NATO Helping Ukraine Strengthen Its Military

Earlier, Bloomberg reported that the US had allegedly shared intelligence with European allies, including a map outlining an alleged Russian troop "buildup" near the Ukrainian border.

A recent media publication about an alleged impending Russian "invasion" into Ukraine is absurd, the Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Monday.

"We see that there is a targeted information campaign ... some American newspapers are actively involved in this. This is increasing tensions, this is again an attempt, in fact, to present the Russian Federation as a certain party that threatens the settlement process," Peskov told reporters, adding that the publication is "absurd."

Nov 22 07:00

NATO wargames near Russian border fuelling heightened tensions – Moscow

Despite NATO insisting the Kremlin is responsible for renewed tensions in Europe, the blame should really be placed on the US-led bloc for regularly performing military exercises near the Russian border, Moscow has claimed.

Writing on Telegram on Sunday, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova accused NATO of hypocrisy, citing a newly announced joint exercise of the Estonian army and the US Army Special Operations Forces, due to take place in the Baltic state. US Republican politician Newt Gingrich once described the country as being “in the suburbs of St. Petersburg.”

“Russia has warned NATO against creating tension near Russian borders. NATO is silent and continues undeterred,” Zakharova wrote.

Nov 21 10:22

Another major red flag about Covid vaccines and death

People appear to die at rates 20 percent or more above normal for weeks after receiving their second Covid vaccine dose, according to data from a huge Swedish study.

The figures are buried in a preprint paper on vaccine effectiveness released last month. The headline finding of the paper was that protection against Covid, including severe cases, plunged after six months.

The researchers did not explicitly examine deaths from all causes - which have risen since the summer in many countries that have highly vaccinated populations.

But on page 32 of the 34-page report, a chart shows that 3,939 of 4.03 million Swedes who received the second dose died less than two weeks later.

Nov 21 09:52

Lockdown protest described as ‘orgy of violence’

Rotterdam Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb has described an anti-lockdown protest in his city as an “orgy of violence.” The Dutch demonstration devolved into a violent riot that saw police open fire on protesters.

Aboutaleb described the events of Friday night as an “orgy of violence,” after protesters packed Rotterdam’s central Coolsingel shopping street to voice their opposition to an ongoing partial lockdown, a ban on New Year’s Eve fireworks displays, and the possibility of a two-tiered system of freedom in the Netherlands, one of liberty for the vaccinated and restrictions for those without the jab.

The protest soon got out of hand, and police said on Saturday that 57 people were arrested. Protesters were seen torching police vehicles and launching fireworks at police, who shot at them in response.

Nov 21 09:03

Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are probably behind heart failures of professional athletes in Europe

France’s public health authority has cast aspersions over the efficacy of the Moderna covid vaccine, and has recommended that people under 30 should not get jabbed with the US-developed vaccine. Meanwhile, a German newspaper named Berliner Zeitung has insinuated that the deluge of heart-related problems in professional athletes across the globe could be a potentially harmful side effect of mRNA-based vaccines.

The study from Epi-Phare, an independent medicines safety research group that works closely with the French government, confirmed the news.

Nov 21 09:02

Austria Rises Up – Resistance is NOT Futile

The police and army are rising up against the government in Austria. What we need is a good old fashion military coup dragging these politicians out in some countries to put the fear of revolution in the rest of them. That is how even a Political Contagion unfolds. Only when the military and police decide to defend the people’s way of life instead of destroying the future of their own children, will justice ever rise from the ashes.

The police and the army have stood up and refused to enforce these health passes especially when Bill Gates has admitted that getting vaccinated does not prevent a COVID infection nor does it prevent spreading COVID. So there is no difference between vaccinated and unvaccinated.

Nov 21 08:49

Italy Hosts NATO-Industry Forum in Rome

NATO Supreme Allied Commander Transformation Gen. Philippe Lavigne opened the NATO-Industry Forum (NIF) in Rome, Italy, today. The event is sponsored by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, and co-organised with NATO’s Assistant Secretary General for Defence Investment Mr. Camille Grand.

The NIF is the premier event for open dialogue with industry regarding innovation and capability development. This year, over 200 companies and industries are represented at the conference from both defence technology sectors.

“ACT, and NATO as a whole, needs industry to help it maintain this new defence and security ecosystem,” said Gen. Lavigne during his opening remarks. “ACT, and other NATO stakeholders responsible for capability development, are therefore a part of one shared community with industry.”

Nov 21 08:48

All roads lead to war: NATO, arms merchants celebrate symbiosis

NATO Supreme Allied Commander Transformation Gen. Philippe Lavigne opened the NATO-Industry Forum (NIF) in Rome, Italy, today. The event is sponsored by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, and co-organised with NATO’s Assistant Secretary General for Defence Investment Mr. Camille Grand.

“ACT [Allied Command Transformation, based in Norfolk, Virginia], and NATO as a whole, needs industry to help it maintain this new defence and security ecosystem,” said Gen. Lavigne during his opening remarks. “ACT, and other NATO stakeholders responsible for capability development, are therefore a part of one shared community with industry.”

Nov 21 08:46

Lithuanian military establishes forward base near Belarus border

Lithuania’s Armed Forces have established a forward operating base in Druskininkai near the country's border with Belarus, the military said in a press release on Friday.

“Forward Operating Base (FOB) is usually established near the place of operations, where troops train and rest and where missions are plannedThe troops also depart for missions from the base,” the military said.

The base was established to house the additional troops that have been drafted in to help the border guards amid what Vilnius says is an orchestrated campaign by Belarus, which has used irregular migration to pressure the European Union.

Related: Belarus took all migrants away from border in Kuznica area,- Poland
Due to the migration crisis on the EU's external borders with Belarus, Lithuania imposed a one-month state of emergency in the border area from the north on November 10.

Meanwhile, over 200 people who had previously crossed the Lithuanian-Belarusian border illegally have left Lithuania.

Nov 21 08:44

Russia-NATO war over Ukraine is becoming increasingly unavoidable

Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned that the West isn’t taking his country’s “red lines” seriously and the US and its allies could be about to sleepwalk into a dangerous conflict with the world’s largest nuclear power.

Red lines are about deterrence. The purpose of drawing them in the first place is to communicate crucial security interests and the severe consequences that would ensue if they were undermined. In essence, Moscow’s ultimatums are intended to stop the West from making a dangerous miscalculation.

Nov 21 08:35

'We feed the EU!' Nexit fury erupts as Brussels pushes Dutch farmers out with hated rules

A leaked document released in September from the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL) commissioned by the Dutch ministries of agriculture and finance sparked a political debate in the country over the future of intense farming.

Dutch farmers are the world's second-biggest exporters by value after the United States.

In order to adhere to climate change policies, dictated by the EU's Habitats Directive, by the European Court of Justice in 2019 and enhanced by the EU's Green Deal, Dutch farmers are facing hard decisions.

Emissions of phosphates and nitrogen from packed herds mean the country is almost surpassing the margins permitted by the EU regulations.

Nov 21 07:43

WATCH thousands protest in Europe against Covid passes (VIDEOS)

Sporadic clashes broke out at massive Saturday demonstrations in major European cities, as thousands of people took to the streets of Vienna, Paris and Rome to express their discontent with Covid-19 restrictions.

The Austrian capital Vienna on Saturday saw the largest protest turnout since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. A total of 38,000 people took to the city streets to join a dozen demonstrations protesting government measures.

Nov 21 07:43

It’ll be ‘jab or death’ for anti-vaxxers, Orban predicts

Vaccination of all Hungarian citizens against Covid-19 is inevitable, PM Viktor Orban has said, stating that even the most hardline anti-vaxxers will ultimately face a choice between dying with the virus and getting a jab.

Speaking to Kossuth radio on Friday, the Hungarian leader lashed out at those reluctant to get vaccinated against coronavirus, branding them a threat "not only to themselves but to all others."

In the end, everyone will have to be vaccinated; even the anti-vaxxers will realize that they will either get vaccinated or die. So, I urge everyone to take this opportunity.

Nov 21 07:42

Covid protests continue to rock 1st country in Western Europe to reimpose partial lockdown

Protests against renewed Covid-19 restrictions turned violent in The Hague. The unrest comes a day after several demonstrators in another Dutch city, Rotterdam, were injured amid police gunfire.

Seven people were arrested after fierce clashes broke out between law enforcement and anti-lockdown demonstrators in The Hague, the seat of the International Court of Justice (ICJ), on Saturday.

A video shared on social media shows protesters lighting firecrackers that sparked multiple fires, causing the skies in the city to glow an eerie red.

Nov 20 08:47

AUSTRIA GOVT DECLARES FORCED INJECTIONS! UNVACCINATED WILL BE JAILED!

Nov 20 08:28

NATO Chief Outrages Kremlin In Speech Linking "Nuclear Sharing" & "Our Eastern Allies"

On Friday NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg gave a key speech on Europe's nuclear defense posture before a security conference in Germany. His comments are subject of multiple Russian state media reports, particularly as his suggestion that US-supplied nuclear warheads could be positioned on the military bloc's eastern frontier are driving outrage among Kremlin officials.

Highlighting threats from both China and Russia during his German Atlantic Association 'NATO Talk' Conference 2021, Stoltenberg especially highlighted Russia's "aggressive actions" and that "it interferes in other countries' affairs." With this in mind, he spelled out: "Our aim is a world free of nuclear weapons, but as long as others have them, NATO must have them too."

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