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EU Leaders Try to Find Solution to Migrant Crisis Amid Inner Tensions

  • RT Published on Jun 24, 2018
    With political fissures deepening in the EU over how to deal with the influx of migrants, some of the bloc’s leaders have gathered for an emergency meeting to discuss solutions.

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June 25, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , | Leave a comment

Trump’s America First Policy Could Bring about a Powerful EU Superstate that Leaves Britain Out in the Cold

  • The US-Pentagram igniting a WW3 in eastern Europe using NATO should do it. Ie. unite the Europeans into a superstate.
  • Trump’s America First Policy Could Bring about a Powerful EU Superstate that Leaves Britain Out in the Cold
    by Tom Hinchcliffe, https://metro.co.uk/
    The presidency of Donald Trump has been one based on an America-first foreign policy. This, coupled with his erratic rhetoric, has changed the international values associated with the United States. So for the first time in a generation, American values differ greatly to that of the states making up the European Union. Trump believes this strategy will eventually force the European states to capitulate to his nationalist foreign policy, allowing the United States to become an unchallenged superpower state.

    However, it is more likely that it will embolden anti-US flavour across Europe and promote political integration on an unprecedented scale. Trump’s forthright approach to his relationship with Europe has redefined the long-standing transatlantic relationship between the United States and its European allies. It has now deteriorated to the point where Jens Stoltenberg, the usually impartial head of NATO, has urged the United States and Europe to work closely together to prevent a breakdown in relations.

    This unprecedented intervention comes as the President launched into one of his typical, undiplomatic Twitter rants, in which he claimed ‘the people of Germany are turning against their leadership as migration is rocking the already tenuous Berlin coalition’.

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June 22, 2018 Posted by | EndTimes, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Circle Closed: Merkel, Macron Want EU Border States to Deal with Refugees After Quota System Failure

  • Circle Closed: Merkel, Macron Want EU Border States to Deal with Refugees After Quota System Failure
    by https://www.rt.com/
    With no end in sight to the EU refugee crisis, Berlin and Paris look to put the burden of dealing with asylum seekers on the countries where they first register. The seeming return to ‘old rules’ is poised to split Europe further.

    During their meeting ahead of the EU summit, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron pledged to “jointly and resolutely tackle” what they euphemistically called “secondary movements inside the EU.” An elusive wording used in the so-called Meseberg Declaration adopted by the two leaders effectively means one thing: Macron and Merkel want all the newly arrived asylum seekers and migrants to stay in the EU countries where they were first registered while their cases are being processed. This would leave the EU southern member states to deal with the new arrivals alone.

    The problem, however, is that the same rules embodied in what is known as the ill-fated EU Dublin Regulation already proved to be dysfunctional at the height of the 2015 refugee crisis.

    “It is a de-facto return to the Dublin Agreement, which was disavowed by Merkel herself when she opened Germany’s borders for refugees back in 2015,”
    Evgenia Pimenova, an expert at the International Studies Center of the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), told RT.


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June 21, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics, Social Trends | , , , , | Leave a comment

Merkel Coalition at Risk as Talks on Refugee Policy Falter

http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/694786/Merkelmussweg-protest-Berlin-Angela-Merkel-refugee-policy-immigration-Germany

Merkel MUST go! Germans plan ‘huge’ demonstration over leader’s open door asylum policy.

  • Merkel Coalition at Risk as Talks on Refugee Policy Falter
    by  and  in Berlin and  in Madrid, https://www.theguardian.com/international
    Issue brings political deadlock in Germany and worsening row between Italy and France.

    Angela Merkel has come under under intense pressure to tighten Germany’s refugee policies or risk the collapse of her coalition government as an increasingly urgent argument over how to handle irregular migration rattles Europe.

    While the standoff between the chancellor and her interior minister, Horst Seehofer, continued on Thursday, the French president, Emmanuel Macron, and Italy’s new prime minister, Giuseppe Conte, said they would discuss “new initiatives” on immigration this week in Paris.

    A day after the Austrian chancellor, Sebastian Kurz, called on an “axis of the willing” to tackle the EU’s migration impasse, Pope Francis also weighed in to the debate, demanding more international cooperation on refugees and a “change of mindset” from politicians everywhere.

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June 16, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Europe Must React ‘Robustly’ When US Crosses ‘Red Lines’ – German FM

  • Europe Must React ‘Robustly’ When US Crosses ‘Red Lines’ – German FM
    by https://sputniknews.com/
    According to German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, the European Union has to reform its members and governance to take a more united stand amid disagreements over trade with the United States.

    In an all-encompassing speech on Germany’s future European policy, Maas has stated that President Donald Trump’s office has created a whole new set of challenges for Europeans, adding that the EU should react “robustly” when the US questions its values and interests.

    “We Europeans have to act as a conscious counterweight when the US crosses red lines. Where the US government aggressively throws into question our values and interests, we have to react more robustly,” he said.

    As for the challenges posed by the Trump administration, Maas named the withdrawal from the Paris climate deal, Washington’s pullout from the Iran nuclear deal, as well as potential secondary sanctions against European partners and protectionist policies.

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June 15, 2018 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , | Leave a comment

Germany to SPARK EU RUPTURE as Merkel’s Minister Demands Border with Austria is CLOSED

  • Germany to SPARK EU RUPTURE as Merkel’s Minister Demands Border with Austria is CLOSED
    by LAURA MOWAT, https://www.express.co.uk/
    GERMANY’S Interior Minister Horst Seehofer is battling with Chancellor Angela Merkel to CLOSE Germany’s border with Austria – a seismic move which threatens the very existence of the EU.

    The Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz landed in Berlin yesterday for talks on EU  migration policy with Chancellor Merkel. Italy’s Home Secretary Matteo Salvini has also requested an invitation to visit for migration talks. The call to close the German border would not only demolish one of the pillars of EU policy – freedom of movement – but would also see more migrants pouring into its neighbouring countries, especially Austria and Italy.

    The clash has rocked the already fragile German government, which only formed in March following a coalition and months of wrangling and diplomacy.

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June 15, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Troubled Waters: Italian Govt Closes Port to Migrants as Influx Continues

  • RT Published on Jun 12, 2018
    After two weeks in power, Italy’s new governing parties are sticking to its campaign promises. The Interior Minister has closed a port to a vessel carrying migrants. The country’s new goal is to protect its borders, he says.

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June 13, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics, Social Trends | , , , , , | Leave a comment

‘There’s a Special Place in Hell’ for Trudeau for Backstabbing Trump, White House Trade Adviser Says

  • ‘There’s a Special Place in Hell’ for Trudeau for Backstabbing Trump, White House Trade Adviser Says
    by https://www.rt.com/
    It’s open season on Justin Trudeau in the Trump administration, with the White House trade council chief launching an attack on the Canadian PM, saying there is a “special place in hell” for anyone who double-crosses his boss.

    Director of the White House National Trade Council Peter Navarro preached against the Canadian Prime Minister during an interview with Fox News Sunday when asked whether US President Donald Trump’s very personal attack on Trudeau was warranted, given that Canada is the second biggest trading partner of the US.

    Navarro, who was introduced as the “architect” behind Trump’s plan to slap Canada, Mexico and the EU with tariffs on steel and aluminum, did not hold back his fury, turning the heat up even higher.

    “There’s a special place in hell for any foreign leader that engages in bad faith diplomacy with President Donald J. Trump and then tries to stab him in the back on the way out the door,” Navarro said, echoing the words of Trump’s chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow.

    Kudlow faced a massive backlash on social media earlier on Sunday after he accused Trudeau of “stabbing the US in the back” with his promise to retaliate against US tariffs at the final presser. Navarro, who said his words reflect the general sentiment on Air Force One, where Trump launched his Twitter rant against Trudeau, argued that the Canadian PM acted in “bad faith” with his “stunt press conference.”

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June 11, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , | Leave a comment

‘Destroying Trust with 280 Twitter Characters’ – France and Germany Rally Against Trump

© REUTERS / John MacDougall

  • ‘Destroying Trust with 280 Twitter Characters’ – France and Germany Rally Against Trump
    by https://www.rt.com/
    France and Germany have scolded President Trump for making a sudden U-turn after he rejected the key document of the G7 summit, jointly adopted just a day earlier. Trump’s move came after clashing with Canadian PM on trade.

    Upon leaving the summit in Charlevoix, Canada, the US president had publicly lashed out at Canada’s prime minister Justin Trudeau on Twitter. Trump called him “meek” and “mild” during the G7 talks, and said he asked Congress not to endorse the joint final communiqué adopted on the meeting.

    Trump’s outburst quickly raised eyebrows in Europe. “In a matter of seconds, you can destroy trust with 280 twitter characters,” German foreign minister Heiko Maas said on Sunday. He added that Trump behavior is “not a real surprise”, given his previous decisions to back out of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal and the 2015 Paris climate accord.

    France were also disappointed with the US leader’s rejection of the G7 joint communiqué. “International cooperation cannot be dictated by fits of anger and throwaway remarks,” the office of the French president Emmanuel Macron told AFP in a statement on Sunday. It added that recanting the endorsement of the main document adopted by all G7 members showed “incoherence and inconsistency”.

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June 11, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , | Leave a comment

G7 Fallout: Trudeau Stabs Trump In The Back

  • The Alex Jones Channel Published on Jun 10, 2018
    The fallout from Trump’s devastating Tariff renegotiations at the G7 summit has come crashing down around the feet of Canadien Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. President Trump’s Economic Advisor and Director of the United States National Economic Council didn’t hold back on Trudeau’s backstabbing remarks as President Trump left he G7 summit early to negotiate a historic peace deal with North Korea that effects the entire world.. Help us spread the word about the liberty movement, we’re reaching millions help us reach millions more. Share the free live video feed link with your friends & family: http://www.infowars.com/show

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June 11, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , | Leave a comment

Trump Withdraws Support for G7’s Final Communique

  • CGTN America Published on Jun 9, 2018
    The second and final day of the G7 Summit started with a working breakfast. The U.S. President Donald Trump missed the casual socializing beforehand because he showed up late once again. CGTN Roee Ruttenberg has the story from Quebec City.

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June 10, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , | Leave a comment

‘Trouble with Almost Every Subject’: Discord Between EU Leaders & Trump

  • Trump is effectively killing the New World Order project turning it into NO World Order.
  • RT Published on Jun 9, 2018
    This year’s G7 summit in Canada is being dominated by divisions. Not only is there resentment over America’s new trade tariffs but Donald Trump’s sowed further discord, by suggesting Russia should be re-instated to the group. The proposal has split the allies – though they’ve agreed to keep it off the agenda this year.

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June 10, 2018 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Macron Says G-7 Doesn’t Need U.S., ‘We Don’t Mind Being 6’

  • Macron Says G-7 Doesn’t Need U.S., ‘We Don’t Mind Being 6’
    by , http://www.newsweek.com/
    France’s President Emmanuel Macron said Thursday that the G-7 “doesn’t mind being six,” suggesting that the group doesn’t need the United States.

    The French president took a firm stance against President Donald Trump’s isolationist policies, as he spoke in Canada alongside Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

    “The six countries of the G-7 without the United States are a bigger market taken together than the American market,” Macron said, according to Reuters. “There will be no world hegemony if we know how to organize ourselves. And we don’t want there to be one.”

    Directly addressing Trump’s unilateral moves, Macron said: “Maybe the American president doesn’t care about being isolated today, but we don’t mind being six, if needs be.”

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June 8, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , | Leave a comment

‘Europe Will End’ Belgium Wades into EU’s Brutal Immigration Row with Shock Statement

  • ‘Europe Will End’ Belgium Wades into EU’s Brutal Immigration Row with Shock Statement
    by JOE BARNES, BRUSSELS CORRESPONDENT, https://www.express.co.uk/
    BELGIUM has waded into the European Union immigration debate with a shocking prediction that a new refugee crisis could mean the “end” for the bloc.

    Theo Francken, the country’s controversial migration minister, insisted Brussels is not doing enough in its fight to any the illegal immigration crisis surrounding the bloc. European summers, since 2015, have been dominated by a sharp rise in people travelling from the Middle East and North Africa to Europe in order to claim asylum to escape war-torn countries and persecution. Jean-Claude Juncker’s European Commission has vowed to show “solidarity” with refugees arriving in Europe and urged countries to accept them with open arms.

    The Commission President’s attitude, however, is not shared across many member states, including Italy which is seen as one of the frontlines in the migration crisis.

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June 6, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics, Social Trends | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Iran Deal Crisis Leaves Transatlantic Alliance in Tatters

© REUTERS / John MacDougall

  • Iran Deal Crisis Leaves Transatlantic Alliance in Tatters
    by John Wight, https://sputniknews.com/
    The prospect of German, French and British companies being hit with US sanctions in the wake of Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iran Deal carries with it an element of poetic justice.

    Over the past few years each of the aforementioned governments have been slavish in their support for sanctions against Russia, and therefore now that they are faced with being on the receiving end of sanctions themselves; well, let’s just say the opportunity to luxuriate in schadenfreude is hard to resist.

    However, this being said, under the circumstances — what with the Middle East perched on the precipice of a full blown regional war; what with an administration in Washington more redolent in its actions of a mafia crime family than a government; and what with instability and escalation the new normal — schadenfreude at this juncture is an indulgence too far.

    For if this enveloping crisis confirms anything it is that the time has come for Europe to wake up to the reality of its transatlantic alliance with Washington — an alliance in which they have invested so much political capital and which has now been exposed as a sham, a masquerade that has allowed dandified popinjays, such as Emmanuel Macron, to indulge their imperial pretensions — much like that snivelling boy you encountered in the playground when you were at school, who by dint of sucking up to the school bully was able to prance around as if his you-know-what didn’t stink.

    In truth, the relationship between the US and Europe has never been a relationship of equals. In truth, it has always been a relationship between an imperial hegemon and its various satellites; one that has tethered Europe to the dead weight of unipolarity since the demise of the Soviet Union. The only difference now is that the Trump administration has removed the mask of propriety, civility, and democracy to reveal the snarling beast of hegemony that is the real driver of US foreign policy, and always has been.

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https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation+17%3A16&version=NKJV

Revelation 17:3~6, .. And I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast which was full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. 4 The woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the filthiness of her fornication.(a) 5 And on her forehead a name was written: MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. 6 I saw the woman, drunk with the blood of the saints and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus.

https://socioecohistory.wordpress.com/2017/06/16/is-washington-dc-the-city-of-7-hills-the-endtimes-babylon-city-2/

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May 26, 2018 Posted by | EndTimes, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment