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Angela Merkel rejects UK Brexit proposal

Posted by M. C. on December 10, 2018

Of course Angela rejects the Brexit deal. Germany has wanted to be, and is now, the defacto ruler of Europe.

It just happened in a way that wasn’t expected. She doesn’t the UK to screw things up.

Brussels has it’s hands full keeping Belgium together.

https://www.dw.com/en/angela-merkel-rejects-uk-brexit-proposal/a-45627800

Angela Merkel has said the UK cannot pick and choose which parts of the single market it wants to keep after Brexit. The chancellor insisted that Germany would stand up against any attempts to hollow out global trade.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday dismissed hopes in Westminster that after Brexit the UK could continue have access to the EU single market for goods only.

Merkel nevertheless remained confident that the UK and EU would manage to reach a deal by October.

What’s Merkel stance on Brexit?

Addressing business leaders at a Federation of German Industries (BDI) conference in Berlin, the German chancellor said:

  • The UK could not remain a part of the single market for goods, but not for capital or services, as UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plan suggests.
  • Based on the UK’s vision of a future relationship with the EU, it would likely be based on a “very, very intensive free trade area.”
  • Any future deal should be as detailed as possible, otherwise the Brexit transition period until the end of 2020 would be too short a time frame to draw up a comprehensive agreement.
  • Europe’s economies are suffering on the back of Brexit uncertainty. “Businesses need clarity,” which was why the EU has some its “hardest days” ahead.

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Why Washington Blows Up over European Army

Posted by M. C. on November 20, 2018

American military presence in Europe is not about “protecting” its supposed allies. It is, and always has been, about projecting American power over Europe. In reality, American troops and bases in Europe are more functioning as an occupying force, keeping the Europeans in line with Washington’s strategic objectives of hegemony over the continent.

https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2018/11/16/why-washington-blows-up-over-european-army.html

EDITORIAL

Speaking on a tour of World War I battlefields in northern France last week, Macron said that Europe needed to defend itself from “China, Russia and even the United States of America”.

It was a pretty extraordinary choice of words by the French leader. To frame the US among an array of perceived foreign enemy powers was a devastating blow to the concept of a much-vaunted transatlantic alliance.

Since the Second World War, ending 1945, the concept of an American-European alliance has been the bedrock of a supposed inviolable, mutual defense pact. That nearly seven-decade alliance is now being questioned more than ever.

Macron’s call for a European army was further backed up by German Chancellor Angela Merkel who also pointedly said this week that Europe can no longer rely on the US for its defense.

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has welcomed the proposal for Europe to form its own military organization, independent from Washington. No doubt, Moscow views such a development as augmenting a move towards a multipolar international order, which Russia and China, among others, have been advocating in opposition to American ambitions of unipolar dominance… Read the rest of this entry »

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Bad NATO! Bad NATO! – LewRockwell

Posted by M. C. on July 14, 2018

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2018/07/eric-margolis/bad-nato-bad-nato-stay-after-school/

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President Donald Trump says most summit meetings are a waste of time.  He’s so right.  Most meetings of every kind are a waste of time and energy.

The president was certainly right about last week’s NATO summit in Brussels.  At least, he livened it up by openly blasting his NATO allies once again for not spending enough on their military forces.  But Trump’s real purpose was to show the world that he was boss of all he surveyed… Read the rest of this entry »

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A NATO Crisis – LewRockwell

Posted by M. C. on July 13, 2018

We are giving the world a lesson in how great powers decline…

Why are we still defending European nations that collectively have 10 times the GDP of Vladimir Putin’s Russia?

Because NATO is one of the many tentacles of empire building neocons and the CIA.

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2018/07/patrick-j-buchanan/is-a-coming-nato-crisis-inevitable/

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Of President Donald Trump’s explosion at Angela Merkel’s Germany during the NATO summit, it needs to be said: It is long past time we raised our voices.

America pays more for NATO, an alliance created 69 years ago to defend Europe, than do the Europeans. And as Europe free-rides off our defense effort, the EU runs trade surpluses at our expense that exceed $100 billion a year.

To Trump, and not only to him, we are being used, gouged, by rich nations we defend, while they skimp on their own defense… Read the rest of this entry »

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Merkel’s Fading Star | Chronicles Magazine

Posted by M. C. on July 9, 2018

https://www.chroniclesmagazine.org/merkels-fading-star/

By:Srdja Trifkovic

For many years German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been regarded, with reason, as the most powerful woman in the world. Over the past few months Merkel’s authority has diminished precipitously, however, mainly due to her irrational immigration policy. That much became obvious at last weekend’s emergency EU summit on immigration.

“This is not about whether Frau Merkel stays as Chancellor next week or not,” Xavier Bettel, Luxembourg’s Prime Minister, announced as he came out of the meeting in Brussels. Unwittingly (or perhaps mendaciously), he let the cat out of the bag. Indeed, the summit’s true objective was to appease Merkel’s domestic detractors—but the task proved to be beyond her. The former powerbroker of Europe has been reduced to the mendicant pleading for the appearance of unanimity on a key issue which has divided the EU and changed the political landscape of Europe beyond recognition. Read the rest of this entry »

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America: A Prisoner of Our ‘Allies’ – Antiwar.com Original

Posted by M. C. on June 11, 2018

Murray Rothbard said about this issue: “If authentic free trade ever looms on the policy horizon, there’ll be one sure way to tell. The government/media/big-business complex will oppose it tooth and nail.”

https://original.antiwar.com/justin/2018/06/10/america-a-prisoner-of-our-allies/

All the Very Serious People are tweeting and retweeting this “iconic” photo of Trump surrounded by the Euro-weenies, with Angela Merkel seeming to lecture the President while the rest of our faithless “allies” look on. It’s “America Alone” –   the visual representation of the internationalist worldview: Trump’s policy of “America First” is “isolating” us, and, according to clueless leftists like Michael Moore, Merkel is now the “leader” of the “free world.”

This last is good news indeed, for if Merkel is the new leader of the “free world” then the stationing of 35,000 US troops in Germany – at a cost of billions annually – is no longer required and we can bring them home. This also means Germany, rather than the US, will be sending troops all over the world to fight “terrorism” – a move that is sure to cause consternation in certain regions with a history of German intervention, but hey, somebody has to do it! Read the rest of this entry »

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http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2017/04/05/germany-rip/

Posted by M. C. on April 7, 2017

Washington’s whore and the whore’s subservient German cabinet want to impose fines of $53 million dollars on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms if they permit complaints about Germany being overrun by Muslims. Those who complain, that is, those who use Germany’s guaranteed free speech, are defined as hate criminals or purveyors of fake news.

It is impossible to imagine any more subservience to Washington than the utterly corrupt and anti-German Merkel government displays.

The Merkel whore’s Washington-subservient government wants Germans who protest Washington’s barbarism and the dire consequences for Germany to be punished for “hate crimes” and spreading “fake news.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Comrade Merkel’s Ministry of Truth – LewRockwell

Posted by M. C. on January 27, 2017

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2017/01/no_author/comrade-merkels-ministry-truth/

Former communist youth leader harkens back to Russia’s good ol’ days.

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Facebook rolls out fake-news filtering service to Germany

Posted by M. C. on January 15, 2017

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiFrabzvsTRAhVD0YMKHcppAMsQqQIIHjAA&url=https://www.ft.com/content/75796bce-d9dd-11e6-944b-e7eb37a6aa8e&usg=AFQjCNEXMYjgVos08dhnat_uqMyx9rhWog&sig2=1bhFh4XkY1dNfa_NooNhQw

Apparently Facebook feels there is a difference between fake news and censoring anti-immigration news in Germany.

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Syrian/Iraq Refugee Crisis-What Is The End Game?

Posted by M. C. on September 13, 2015

Notice the stunted discussion of the origin of the current refugee crisis and non-existent discussion of the end game?

The US policy of democratization via overthrow for governments that fail to do as they are told has torn the Middle East apart. The “we had to destroy the village in order to save it” mentality has sent millions of refugees toward Europe.

Angela Merkel committed Germany to 800,000 refugees. What is her plan to house, feed, clothe and (gainfully) employ these Muslims? Will they become European Germans? Will they be accepted by ethnic Germans? Doubtful.

Multiply this scenario by the number of ethnic European countries under EU pressure to accept refugees. European Christian birth rates are rapidly losing ground to prolific immigrants. Europe and the UK already have more immigrants than they know what to do with, let alone track. Many are relegated to the fringes of society and strain welfare systems. Former French President Sarkozy has said “multiculturalism does not work”. Nationalism is strong everywhere. Europe’s future holds great strife thanks to US.

The single-state Europe the EU honchos crave may well be a Muslim one.

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