The gathering storm: A look back on middle-class Europe’s last carefree Christmas before the onset of World War One

From the following summer, Britain, mainland Europe and a large part of the rest of the world changed for ever ” There are “striking and unsettling parallels”, Emmerson says, with the “geopolitics of the world today”. He does not go there, but try casting today’s China as the impatient, rising Germany of 1913; or today’s…

“National Security Agency chief Keith Alexander had briefed Obama on the operation against Merkel in 2010.”

Obama aware of Merkel spying since 2010: German report 27   Oct   2013 Berlin (AFP) US President Barack Obama was personally informed of mobile phone tapping against German Chancellor Angela Merkel, which may have begun as early as 2002, German media reported Sunday. Bild am Sonntag newspaper quoted US intelligence sources as saying that National Security Agency…

EU getting ready to destroy the banks yet again?

Draghi: ‘please don’t destroy Europe’s banks yet again’ By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard Economics Last updated:  October 22nd, 2013 El Pais has obtained the devastating letter by the ECB’s Mario Draghi warning Europe’s authorities not to set off yet another conflagration with one their serial idiocies. As you can see, the wording leaves no doubt that punitive…

Hungary Warns of German EU Leadership

Hitler-Stalin Pact? Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán told diplomats on Tuesday that closer ties between a Germany-led EU and Russia were enough to make people check to see if their “children are still in the yard” — an oblique yet unmistakeable reference to the Hitler-Stalin pact. The latest remarks by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán…

How JFK secretly ADMIRED Hitler: Explosive book reveals former President’s praise for the Nazis as he travelled through Germany before Second World War

EEV Note: We need second confirmation on these claims           A new book  reveals President Kennedy was a secret admirer of the Nazis Embarrassingly close to visit being paid to Berlin  next month by Obama Comes one  week before 50th anniversary commemorations of JFK’s memorable ‘Ich bin ein  Berliner’ speech pledging…

Germany forces EU countries to cede sovereignty

Фото: EPA German Chancellor is trying to use the economic crisis as a pretext for stripping the European countries of the last remnants of their sovereignty. The recent comments and demands made by Angela Merkel will surely anger the eurosceptics and fuel the rise of anti-German sentiments across Europe.  Reuters reports that German Chancellor Angela…

John Kerry: Americans have the right to be stupid

Tuesday, 26 February 2013 ‘In America, you have a right to be stupid, if you want to be… and we tolerate that,’ Kerry said to a packed Internet cafe in Berlin. Kerry stopped in Berlin as part of his nine-country trip abroad – his first trip as secretary of state.   U.S. Secretary of State…

Spain and Italy criticise Berlin plan for EU to police budgets

Europe divided over German proposals for a ‘super commissioner’ who could punish nations with large deficit Giles Tremlett in Madrd The Guardian,  Monday 29 October 2012 16.53 EDT Spain’s prime minister Mariano Rajoy said about plans for an EU ‘super commissioner: ‘Personally, I don’t like it.”  Photograph: Andres Kudacki/AP Fresh tensions emerged between Germany and southern…