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07 Jun 2017 11:05

Brullnux wrote:It was the Russians apparently.

This is getting ridiculous.


....yeah, here is the story making the rounds in the alt-left universe....

US suspects Russian hackers planted fake news behind Qatar crisis


US investigators believe Russian hackers breached Qatar's state news agency and planted a fake news report that contributed to a crisis among the US' closest Gulf allies, according to US officials briefed on the investigation.

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Intelligence gathered by the US security agencies indicates that Russian hackers were behind the intrusion first reported by the Qatari government two weeks ago, US officials say. Qatar hosts one of the largest US military bases in the region.

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The Qatari government has said a May 23 news report on its Qatar News Agency attributed false remarks to the nation's ruler that appeared friendly to Iran and Israel and questioned whether President Donald Trump would last in office.

Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed Bin Abdulrahman al-Thani told CNN the FBI has confirmed the hack and the planting of fake news.


http://edition.cnn.com/2017/06/06/politics/russian-hackers-planted-fake-news-qatar-crisis/index.html

....so qui bono or Sonny Bono or whatever but we do have this....

On Feb. 10, 2015, Otaiba emailed Abrams a link to an Atlantic Council post suggesting that Qatar was intervening in Egypt to support the Muslim Brotherhood movement and undermine the country’s government, run by a former general close to the UAE.


“Hadn’t seen this. VERY interesting,” Abrams, the former White House director for democracy, human rights and international operations, wrote. “Too bad the Qatari armed forces can’t ... well, I shouldn’t say such things. That would be undemocratic.”


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/leakers-share-new-email-dump-targeting-top-arab-diplomat-and-us-foreign-policy-elites_us_5934450be4b0c242ca252468

....so we have a prominent neocon , uhhhh, joking, hoping, for a military coup in a country that ain't strictly playing to script and the Russian's done did it , m'kay....you know it could be my memory playing tricks on me but I swear I've seen this episode before somewhere....those people must think we're really stupid or something eh.....well this just in, we are that stupid, cause if we weren't, Abrams and his fellow travellers would have been put up against a wall and dealt with long ago ( I mean that is how you deal with traitors that do your country lotsa wrong, or am I missing something here )....

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Re: World Politics

07 Jun 2017 11:26

.....and throw this ball in the air as well....for what its worth....

Israel’s “opportunity”

Israeli officials were quick to offer their support to Saudi Arabia.

“New line drawn in the Middle Eastern sand,” Michael Oren, Israel’s deputy minister for diplomacy, proclaimed on Twitter. “No longer Israel against Arabs but Israel and Arabs against Qatar-financed terror.”

Israeli defense minister Avigdor Lieberman declared that the crisis was an “opportunity for cooperation” between Israel and certain Gulf states.

“It is clear to everyone, even in the Arab countries, that the real danger to the entire region is terrorism,” Lieberman claimed. He added that the Saudi-led bloc had cut ties with Qatar “not because of Israel, not because of the Jews, not because of Zionism,” but “rather from fears of terrorism.”

Chagai Tzuriel, a top official in Israel’s intelligence ministry, told The Times of Israel that Qatar was a “pain in the ***” to other “Sunni” Arab states allied with Israel.

Israel’s former defense minister Moshe Yaalon also expressed backing for the Saudi-led sectarian coalition. “The Sunni Arab countries, apart from Qatar, are largely in the same boat with us since we all see a nuclear Iran as the number one threat against all of us,” he said at a ceremony celebrating the 50th anniversary of Israel’s military occupation of the West Bank, Gaza Strip and Syria’s Golan Heights.

On Tuesday, Saudi Arabia continued to escalate the situation, suspending the license of Qatar Airways and ordering its banks to sell the Qatari currency.

Who supports “terror”?

While Saudi Arabia offered no evidence for its charges against Qatar, the accusations are rich coming from a regime that has been one of the biggest sources of funding to so-called jihadi groups going back decades.

But like Saudi Arabia, Qatar too has been accused of financing or allowing money to flow to ISIS and al-Qaida-affiliated groups in Syria.

Israel has also had no problem with al-Qaida linked groups, and even ISIS, in Syria, offering them various kinds of cooperation and material support.

So the source of Saudi ire must lie elsewhere. Qatar has for years, along with Saudi Arabia, been part of the counterrevolution to thwart or reverse the so-called Arab Spring uprisings.

Qatar was taking part in the Saudi-led war on Yemen, before being kicked out of the coalition this week.

The two-year bombing campaign in Yemen has killed thousands of civilians and brought the impoverished country to the brink of famine.

But Qatar has often found itself backing different horses: Doha supported the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, while Riyadh has backed the regime of Abdulfattah al-Sisi, the army chief who led the 2013 military coup that overthrew the elected Muslim Brotherhood president in Cairo.

These differences had soured relations between Qatar and Saudi Arabia for years.

But Saudi Arabia may have been emboldened to act now, after US President Donald Trump gave full endorsement to strengthening a Saudi-led anti-Iran alliance during his visit to Riyadh last month


....and this long standing and oft acted upon point....

A long-term goal of Israel has long been to divide Arab powers against each other, to “let them bleed,” as the official Israeli doctrine on Syria goes.

Whatever happens next, Israel will continue to benefit from the chaos and divisions that only strengthen its hand



https://electronicintifada.net/blogs/ali-abunimah/israel-backs-saudi-arabia-confrontation-qatar

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Re: World Politics

07 Jun 2017 13:45

....something "new" on the Qatar "crisis"....

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump injected the United States into a volatile crisis among America's Mideast allies, siding Tuesday with Saudi Arabia and other countries against Qatar in a dispute that threatens to disrupt efforts to defeat the Islamic State group and counter Iran.

In a series of early-morning tweets, Trump appeared to endorse the accusation that the small, gas-rich kingdom funds terrorist groups, a serious allegation against a strategic U.S. partner that hosts a base with some 10,000 American troops. He also sought to cast the anti-Qatar action led by the Saudis and the United Arab Emirates as the result of his trip last month to Riyadh, where he pressed leaders from dozens of Arab and Muslim governments, including Qatar's emir, to combat extremism.

Trump said he'd told the kings, presidents and prime ministers that funding "Radical Ideology" can't be tolerated, and "Leaders pointed to Qatar - look!"

"They said they would take a hard line on funding ... extremism, and all reference was pointing to Qatar. Perhaps this will be the beginning of the end to the horror of terrorism!" Trump said on Twitter, claiming his visit to Saudi Arabia was "already paying off."


https://ca.news.yahoo.com/trump-says-arab-leaders-complained-123956866.html

...."appeared" eh....appeared is nice slippery word....came out strongly or said officially or emphatically stated would perhaps be a better indication of intent....as opposed as to something that in one case is defined as "seem; give the impression of being" and in another "come into sight; become visible or noticeable, typically without visible agent or apparent cause"....

....oh well back to as the world turns as interpreted by the truer than true MSM crew, I mean when have they ever lied before....

....given this slam dunk evidence I'm betting on this being the Russians doing it....the odds are much better....

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Re: World Politics

08 Jun 2017 17:59

....another look at the Qatar thingee.....this from Slate....

The Little Think Tank That Could

Inside the small, pro-Israel outfit leading the attack on Obama’s Iran deal
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The American Israel Public Affairs Committee, the so-called 800-pound gorilla, is the big player in lobbying against the nuclear weapons agreement that the United States and five other countries signed with Iran. When it comes to influencing members of Congress, AIPAC has the access to financial contributors with which to reward the compliant and pressure the recalcitrant.


But that’s not enough. Opponents of the deal, if they are to carry the day, need crisp talking points and plausible arguments; they need credible experts who will back up their position in congressional hearings, on opinion pages, and on TV and radio. And no organization has been better at providing this kind of intellectual firepower than the little-known Foundation for Defense of Democracies, a relatively small Washington think tank that is devoting itself to defeating the Iran deal.


http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/foreigners/2015/08/foundation_for_the_defense_of_democracies_inside_the_small_pro_israel_think.html

....and Haaretz .....

Qatar? The Biggest Split in the Middle East Since the Gulf War

Qatar responded saying it is facing a campaign of lies and fabrications aimed at putting the Gulf Arab state under guardianship, after Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt cut ties with it


Qatar has denied that its ruler made that statement and claims that hackers broke into the Qatari news agency website and planted those quotes. This is a new kind of cyber war, says Qatari spokesmen and commentators, which strives to tarnish Qatar’s name. They claimed that this was a conspiracy between the U.A.E. and a pro-Israel lobby working in Washington alongside former senior administration officials.


It stems from disputes between Qatar and Saudi Arabia and the U.A.E. The battle of leaks and hacking produced an interesting drama, after a series of emails allegedly exchanged between the U.A.E. ambassador in Washington, Yousef al-Otaiba, and the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, a research institute that was founded and is funded by, among others, Sheldon Adelson and Edgar Bronfman, as well as other Jewish millionaires


According to the leaked emails the United Arab Emirates and the Foundation exchanged ideas and opinion regarding ways of handling Qatar due to its support of Hamas and Iran. Ambassador al-Otaiba, who is considered one of the most influential and well-respected figures in Washington is fostering strong links with Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law. He reportedly also had connections with Israel’s ambassador in Washington, Ron Dermer.

These new leaks are trying to deflect the political drama in the Gulf away from blaming Qatar and towards the UAE, which is described as coordinating its actions with Israel or at least with a pro-Israel lobby that is supported by Israel


http://www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/1.793814

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Re: World Politics

09 Jun 2017 14:24

.....file under Qatar crisis part Pepe....and now the fog of confusion is rising and a clearer picture is coming into focus...

So what is really going on in this noxious petrodollar swamp?

The Israel-UAE connection

Let’s cut to the chase and establish that this nasty inter-GCC cannibalization has nothing to do with the Global War on Terror (GWOT).

Among massive disinformation crossfire, a trail of evidence points to a concerted strategy elaborated by the Israeli lobby (via the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, founded, among others, by nefarious casino schemer Sheldon Adelson, and very close to Bibi Netanyahu); US neocon/Ziocon/neoliberalcon elements; and the UAE ambassador in Washington, Yousef al-Otaiba.


Unlike Qatar, the House of Saud and the UAE are one step away from establishing diplomatic relations with Israel – the sine qua non condition imposed by Washington to insert Israel in an anti-Iran Arab NATO guided by Riyadh.

A previous row in 2014 offers additional background. Regional intel operatives confirm at the time there were military Emirati maneuvers not far from the Qatari border; London and Paris, for instance, knew all about it.

But the head of the House of Saud in charge at the time was the late King Abdullah, who was in fact an appeaser. The Head-Chopper-in-Chief now is Warrior Prince Mohamed bin Salman, a.k.a. MBS, an arrogant tw*t who’s already, miserably, losing a war on Yemen — conducted with billions of dollars in US and UK weapons — that has provoked a horrific humanitarian crisis in the poorest nation in the region. It is MBS who ordered the Saudi demonization of Qatar
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....and this very important bit....

Saudi intel disinformation agents are spreading that “Turkey and Qatar are the last two states run by the Muslim Brotherhood. Most probably Qatar will experience a change of regime and exit being the bankroller on behalf of Britain to support all kind of chaos in the region, and that include playing from behind the scenes with Teheran.”

Utter diversionist nonsense. The plain fact is the House of Saud is absolutely desperate. Oil price remains low, around $50 a barrel. The monster Saudi IPO on Aramco is only 12 months away. The House of Saud needs to move the markets towards a higher oil price by any means necessary – ultimatums and threats of war included.

A non-ideological US intel source goes further, stressing how “Turkey, Iran and Russia are moving closer together. The question remains who will control the Gulf States and the oil price — which was being manipulated so far to destroy Russia. The deal between Saudi Arabia and Russia is really just a minor improvement.”


....and more important bits....its about the gas, the pipeline, the petrodollar, the US base in Qatar....

So no wonder obfuscation remains the norm – with narratives taking attention away from the House of Saud and placing it on Iran, and now also Qatar.

And then there’s the key Pipelineistan angle, mixed with how Qatar as a natural gas powerhouse is immensely annoying OPEC producers Saudi Arabia and UAE.

Qatar is the largest global exporter of liquefied natural gas (LNG). That’s what has allowed it to shape a foreign policy completely independent from the House of Saud. Add to it that Qatar’s fabulous gas wealth yields from the massive offshore North Field, shared with Iran (who controls what it calls South Pars).

There’s been speculation, obviously unconfirmed by Tehran and Doha, that Iran and Qatar may have reached an agreement on sharing the rights for a gas pipeline from North Dome/South Pars to the eastern Mediterranean in Syria, as long as Doha stops supporting al-Nusra.

Were that to happen, it would signal the spectacular closure of one of the key motives for the Syrian tragedy. The Obama administration had fully approved a Qatar to Turkey – via Saudi Arabia and Syria – gas pipeline as a means of trying to undermine Gazprom. It took a lot of dead bodies and horrific destruction for Doha to realize Moscow would never allow it.


....and....

Thus Qatar’s strategic pivot towards Russia – materialized, for instance, via Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund investing $2.7 billion in Rosneft. This may be spelling out, in the medium term, a Qatar way more amenable to the Russia-Iran-Syria connection. Considering that Qatar hosts CENTCOM and is home to Al-‘Udayd, the largest US military base in the Middle East, that certainly does not go down very well at the Pentagon.


....and here is how the petrodollar plays into this....which is seriously serious cause no all-powerful petrodollar no all-powerful Merika, it simply goes the way of Greece and Italy and other financial basket cases, and no more new shiny military baubles for the Pentagon to play with....the bolded below is beyond a biggie, its huge, it could well be the beginning of the end of the Merikan empire....

As far as the US game is concerned, it’s terminally naïve to believe Washington would not have provided a green light to its Saudi satrap to go after Doha.

Add to it Qatar opening the first yuan clearing center in the Middle East; that’s something that did not go down well with financial Masters of the Universe. In parallel, the much-lauded Trump $100 billion weapons deal announced in Riyadh may have been devised in exchange for the House of Saud delaying as long as possible Chinese oil payments in yuan that would bypass the petrodollar.

To weave conspiracy theories is an idle undertaking. “T.Rex” Tillerson, from his ExxonMobil days, knows the Qatari leadership quite well. And so does “Mad Dog” Mattis, former head of CENTCOM. Watch them; how they act in the follow-up will unveil at least some layers of the current shadow play – and whether the whole charade packs way more punch than mere House of Saud desperation


https://sputniknews.com/columnists/201706071054403757-trump-sword-dance-wahhabi-war/

....so bottom line, initially a desperate Saudi inbred "arrogant tw*t" in league with Israeli elements kicks up a dust storm....it escalates....and the usual suspects use it as yet another excuse to pile on Trump instead of trying to make sense of a potentially very dangerous cockup....

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Re: World Politics

11 Jun 2017 00:10

.....file under, ohhh $h!t , errr, whoops, they're on to us....too bad about that Oscar....and then there was that Nobel Peace Prize, but that is old news.....

However, after almost a year has passed, little Omran is fine, living with his parents in Aleppo and his life has returned to relative normalcy. However, his parents are now speaking out about what happened to their child and how he was used by terrorists as a stage prop for their propaganda.

A recently released short video, apparently showing both Omran and his father, Abu Ali, reveals that not only was Omran used as a stage prop by terrorists but that he himself was offered money to continue to use the boy for propaganda purposes. Abu Ali refused to take the money offered to him and instead did everything he could to shelter Omran from being used by the terrorists any further.

Below are both the video and the transcript of the interview. While the interview destroys the narrative peddled by Western corporate media, we won’t be holding our breath waiting on any mainstream outlet to cover Omran’s re-emergence or the fact that the precious White Helmets used him as a stage prop and offered his father money to continue using him. Instead, we expect silence until the next terrified and injured child can be exploited for propaganda purposes.



http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2017/06/new-video-destroys-little-omran-white-helmets-propaganda-proves-wh-terrorists-used-boy-propaganda.html

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Re: World Politics

11 Jun 2017 23:43

The US Hand in the Libyan/Syrian Tragedies

Exclusive: The Obama administration’s “regime change” debacles in Libya and Syria are spreading terrorist violence into Europe, but they have inflicted vastly more bloodshed in those two tragic nations, writes Jonathan Marshall.

By Jonathan Marshall

Police investigations and media reports have confirmed that two of the bloodiest terrorist attacks in Western Europe — the coordinated bombings and shootings in Paris in November 2015, which killed 130 people, and the May 2017 bombing of the arena in Manchester, England, which killed 23 — trace back to an Islamic State unit based in Libya known as Katibat al-Battar.

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivers remarks at a United Nations Security Council Session on the situation in Syria at the United Nations in New York on Jan. 31, 2012. [State Department Photo]
Since those attacks, a number of analysts, myself included, have characterized them as a form of “blowback” from NATO’s disastrous campaign to depose Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. By turning Libya into an anarchic staging ground for radical Islamist militants, that intervention set in motion the deadly export of terror back into Western Europe.

But such a Eurocentric critique of NATO’s intervention misses the far greater damage it wreaked on Syria, where nearly half a million people have died and at least 5 million refugees have had to flee their country since 2011. U.S., British, and French leaders helped trigger one of the world’s great modern catastrophes through their act of hubris.

A decade ago, Libya was a leading foe of radical jihadis, not a sanctuary for their international operations. A 2008 State Department memo noted that “Libya has been a strong partner in the war against terrorism.” It gave the Gaddafi regime credit for “aggressively pursuing operations to disrupt foreign fighter flows,” particularly by veterans of jihadist wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

All that came to an end in 2011, when armed rebels, including disciplined members of al-Qaeda and Islamic State, enlisted NATO’s help to topple Gaddafi’s regime. Western leaders ignored the prescient warnings of Gaddafi’s son Seif that “Libya may become the Somalia of North Africa, of the Mediterranean. . . .You will see millions of illegal immigrants. The terror will be next door.” Gaddafi himself similarly predicted that once the jihadis “control the Mediterranean . . . then they will attack Europe.”


https://consortiumnews.com/2017/06/09/the-us-hand-in-the-libyansyrian-tragedies/

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12 Jun 2017 01:00

Qaddafi's son was just released by his captors
“She lost the old-fashioned way, by being a terrible candidate. Case closed.”
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12 Jun 2017 17:00

All of these people in the UK are misreading the situation in France. The PS hasn't undergone pasokification because it is too far left, but because one of its former members decided to run on a similar platform to what Hollande was offering over the past two or three years. It's been replaced and moved slightly more to the centre, but its voters are still primarily those who voted PS five years ago. The fact Fillon was immensely corrupt helped him no end as well because some (but not an overwhelming number) moved for LR to Macron, but the left still did very strongly in the presidential elections at least, with Melenchon only coming a few points back on Macron. Together with Hamon, he'd have come first.

Or am I misreading it.
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12 Jun 2017 21:17

Happy Russia Day guys.
Hope no-one is daring to protest.
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Re: World Politics

14 Jun 2017 11:25

....file under Qatar file...

The United Arab Emirates financed a high-profile coup attempt last year in Turkey and paid about three billion dollars to the putschists, a columnist in a Turkish daily has claimed.

Mehmet Acet, a columnist for Yeni Safak daily, said on Tuesday that Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu meant the United Arab Emirates when he recently hinted at a Muslim country that spent billions to topple the Turkish government in the coup in July 2016.

Cavusoglu said in recent remarks that a foreign country funneled money to the putschists while making efforts to topple President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.


“We know that a country provided $3 billion in financial support for the coup attempt in Turkey and exerted efforts to topple the government in illegal ways. On top of that, it is a Muslim country,” said the Turkish foreign minister, as quoted by Acet.


http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2017/06/13/525164/Turkey-coup-UAE

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Re: World Politics

14 Jun 2017 11:28

.....and news on the Qatar issue from the only "democracy" in the Middle East....

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman compared the Doha-based Al Jazeera broadcaster to the Nazi-style propaganda, accusing the news service of supporting Iran, which has a strained relationship with Israel and the Arab states of the Persian Gulf, amid the diplomatic scandal around Qatar
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https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201706131054571829-israel-compares-jazeera-nazis/

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14 Jun 2017 20:17

blutto wrote:.....and news on the Qatar issue from the only "democracy" in the Middle East....

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman compared the Doha-based Al Jazeera broadcaster to the Nazi-style propaganda, accusing the news service of supporting Iran, which has a strained relationship with Israel and the Arab states of the Persian Gulf, amid the diplomatic scandal around Qatar
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https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201706131054571829-israel-compares-jazeera-nazis/

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Things could really turn ugly there between Qatar and Saudi Arabia. Once you get the big hitters in play as well....look out.
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16 Jun 2017 17:16

Germany threatens retaliation if U.S. sanctions harm its firms
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-russia-sanctions-germany-idUSKBN197156

timid germany no more...the article also jives nicely with one of my earlier posts where i tried to analyze WHY germany supports the nord stream which the ukis, poland, the baltics and some in scandinavia absolutely hate...

interesting times are ahead.
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17 Jun 2017 00:14

python wrote:Germany threatens retaliation if U.S. sanctions harm its firms
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-russia-sanctions-germany-idUSKBN197156

timid germany no more...the article also jives nicely with one of my earlier posts where i tried to analyze WHY germany supports the nord stream which the ukis, poland, the baltics and some in scandinavia absolutely hate...

interesting times are ahead.


....like this sorta thing...

Germany And Austria Warn US Over Expanded Russia Sanctions

‘Europe’s energy supply is a matter for Europe, and not for the United States of America.’

By Christian Krug and Kalina Oroschakoff
Germany and Austria on Thursday hit back at proposed U.S. sanctions that would threaten European companies participating in the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project, accusing the U.S. of politicizing its economic interest in selling natural gas to Europe.

“Europe’s energy supply is a matter for Europe, and not for the United States of America,” Germany’s Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel and Austria’s Federal Chancellor Christian Kern said in a joint statement.

U.S. senators on Wednesday supported extending and expanding sanctions against Moscow.

The two politicians warned that it wouldn’t “only be highly regrettable, but also damaging” to their countries’ cooperation on the Ukraine crisis if “irrelevant considerations such as U.S. economic interest in exporting gas were to gain the upper hand.” At the heart of their push-back is the planned expansion of the Nord Stream gas pipeline between Russia and Germany

“To threaten companies from Germany, Austria and other European states with penalties on the U.S. market if they participate in natural gas projects such as Nord Stream 2 with Russia or finance them introduces a completely new and very negative quality into European-American relations,” they said.

The Russian pipeline project has split Europe, too. The European Commission and Eastern European and Baltic countries have long opposed it over concerns that it would tighten Moscow’s grip on the region’s gas market and undermine EU efforts to diversify supplies. Western European countries, especially Germany, instead argue it’s a commercial project.

The pipeline’s project company Nord Stream 2 said the threats signaled “increasing politicization … driven by commercial interests.


http://www.politico.eu/article/germany-and-austria-warn-u-s-over-expanded-russia-sanctions/

....funny that the article was from a notorious alt-left neoliberal mouthpiece....

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17 Jun 2017 21:38

....for what its worth....

Hillary Emails Reveal NATO Killed Gaddafi to Stop Libyan Creation of Gold-Backed Currency


Hillary’s emails truly are the gifts that keep on giving. While France led the proponents of the UN Security Council Resolution that would create a no-fly zone in Libya, it claimed that its primary concern was the protection of Libyan civilians (considering the current state of affairs alone, one must rethink the authenticity of this concern). As many “conspiracy theorists” will claim, one of the real reasons to go to Libya was Gaddafi’s planned gold dinar.

One of the 3,000 Hillary Clinton emails released by the State Department on New Year’s Eve (where real news is sent to die quietly) has revealed evidence that NATO’s plot to overthrow Gaddafi was fueled by first their desire to quash the gold-backed African currency, and second the Libyan oil reserves.

The email in question was sent to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton by her unofficial adviser Sydney Blumenthal titled “France’s client and Qaddafi’s gold”.

From Foreign Policy Journal:


The email identifies French President Nicholas Sarkozy as leading the attack on Libya with five specific purposes in mind: to obtain Libyan oil, ensure French influence in the region, increase Sarkozy’s reputation domestically, assert French military power, and to prevent Gaddafi’s influence in what is considered “Francophone Africa.”


Most astounding is the lengthy section delineating the huge threat that Gaddafi’s gold and silver reserves, estimated at “143 tons of gold, and a similar amount in silver,” posed to the French franc (CFA) circulating as a prime African currency.

And here is the section of the email proving that NATO had ulterior motives for destroying Libya (UPDATE: The link has since been killed, but here is the web cache):


This gold was accumulated prior to the current rebellion and was intended to be used to establish a pan-African currency based on the Libyan golden Dinar. This plan was designed to provide the Francophone African Countries with an alternative to the French franc (CFA).

(Source Comment: According to knowledgeable individuals this quantity of gold and silver is valued at more than $7 billion. French intelligence officers discovered this plan shortly after the current rebellion began, and this was one of the factors that influenced President Nicolas Sarkozy’s decision to commit France to the attack on Libya. According to these individuals Sarkozy’s plans are driven by the following issues:

a. A desire to gain a greater share of Libya oil production,

b. Increase French influence in North Africa,

c. Improve his internal political situation in France,

d. Provide the French military with an opportunity to reassert its position in the world,

e. Address the concern of his advisors over Qaddafi’s long term plans to supplant France as the dominant power in Francophone Africa)

Ergo as soon as French intel discovered Gaddafi’s dinar plans, they decided to spearhead the campaign against him- having accumulated enough good reasons to take over.

Sadly, Gaddafi had earlier warned Europe (in a “prophetic” phone conversations with Blair) that his fall would prompt the rise of Islamic extremism in the West. A warning that would go unheeded; what’s a few lives in France and Libya, if the larger goal lines the pockets of politicians and the elite so much better after all?


http://www.globalresearch.ca/hillary-emails-reveal-nato-killed-gaddafi-to-stop-libyan-creation-of-gold-backed-currency/5594742

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19 Jun 2017 15:39

this could be the1st real sign of big crapper to just about hit the fan....

in response to us downing the syrian fighter, russia is suspending the de-confliction agreement and UNILATERALLY establishing a no-fly zone for american and coalition flights
In areas where Russian aircraft are carrying out military tasks in the skies above Syria, any flying objects, including international coalition aircraft and drones found operating west of the River Euphrates, will be tracked by Russian land and air-based anti-aircraft ground systems as targets


we'll see if they are just talk...regardless, this is the 1st rather unambiguous warning.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-usa-russia-defen-idUSKBN19A1FJ?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Reuters%2FworldNews+%28Reuters+World+News%29
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19 Jun 2017 16:55

I seem to remember them canceling this agreement before. Or saying they would. I suspect it's all talk. But if not, it could get interesting.
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19 Jun 2017 17:41

ToreBear wrote:I seem to remember them canceling this agreement before. Or saying they would. I suspect it's all talk. But if not, it could get interesting.


...define interesting....

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19 Jun 2017 18:45

blutto wrote:
ToreBear wrote:I seem to remember them canceling this agreement before. Or saying they would. I suspect it's all talk. But if not, it could get interesting.


...define interesting....

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Interesting: The number of things that could happen, combined with the reactions to those things if they do happen, means there are many more possible ways the situation develops than what we currently see with this agreement being active.

But I don't really believe the Russians will do as they say in this case.
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