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America Fills Void Left by Merkel

by Oui Fri Apr 8th, 2022 at 07:02:50 PM EST

Xi Jinping Meets with Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany | June 28, 2019 |

China and Germany should also strengthen cooperation and make efforts to uphold multilateralism, promote international economic cooperation and improve global economic governance.

Angela Merkel said that Germany hopes to enhance communication, coordination and cooperation with China under the current circumstances. I look forward to paying another visit to China in the near future. The German side is willing to explore cooperation with the Chinese side within the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative, actively promote the development of EU-China relations, and strive to sign the EU-China investment agreement at an early date.

US-China trade deal won't affect European firms in China, Xi Jinping tells Angela Merkel, Emmanuel Macron | Jan 27, 2020 |

Europe Signals Harder Line On Beijing With Frozen EU-China Trade Deal | RFERL - May 21, 2021 |

Biden is America's most Atlanticist president since Bill Clinton.

Europe and the US will not see eye-to-eye on everything, but they should not waste this chance to strengthen their partnership.

As Joe Biden begins his first trip to Europe as US president, US officials are keen to stress that he is a "true transatlanticist" with decades of experience of European affairs, and that his visit is a signal that "America is back to work with our closest allies". But Biden's NATO and EU colleagues should not get carried away. Biden is above all an American politician, whose primary goal is to look after the interests of his voters before Congressional elections in 2022 and the 2024 presidential election - an aim encapsulated in his phrase "foreign policy for the middle class". Nor will his successors necessarily share his interest in Europe's problems.

Xi Jinping Holds Virtual Summit with French and German Leaders | July 5, 2021 |

China: European Union joins global rivalry as Junior partner of the United States. Their cause is our cause, their fate will be ours. Meeting of minds, the defeat of the European project, we are all Atlanticists now.

EU-China Summit in Separated World Views - Analysis | April 5, 2022 |

The exchange did not descend into mutual recriminations like the one between top US and Chinese officials in Alaska one year ago. But the back-and-forth between European Union leaders and their Chinese counterparts last week was as fraught as it has ever been--and points to a new phase in the relationship which will be dominated by strategic competition and rivalry. According to officials privy to the conversations between European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and European Council President Charles Michel on the one side, and China's President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang on the other, there was no progress on any of the issues dear to the EU--Ukraine, Lithuania, and China's sanctions against EU lawmakers.

The EU side went into the meeting with a three-pronged strategy for engaging with China on Ukraine. First, they confronted Xi and Li with the brutal realities of the war, including the Russian army's targeting of civilians. Second, they appealed to China's purported support for the principles enshrined in the United Nations charter--from territorial integrity and human rights to the peaceful resolution of disputes and respect for international law--making clear that Beijing was aligning itself with a regime that has displayed a wanton disregard for those principles.

Geopolitical Muscle

But the EU also flexed some of the geopolitical muscle it has so often shied away from using in the past. Von der Leyen issued a thinly veiled warning to China that it was risking an exodus of foreign investment by siding with Russia. She took a not-so-subtle dig at China's struggles to stamp out Covid-19 despite draconian lockdowns, alluding to the effectiveness of Western vaccines and offering Europe's help. She and Michel also threw back at Xi a message that he had used at the last EU-China summit in June 2020.

China's president had warned at the time, months before the US election, that siding with Washington would have long-term negative consequences for Europe. At the summit last Friday, Xi was told the same in relation to Russia. "What you are not doing or saying now, your silence, the words you are not using--all that is understood as support for Russia. And this will have long-term consequences for your geopolitical standing," the EU official said, summing up the message to the Chinese side. "Von der Leyen teetered on the brink of threats," the official added.

China's leaders refused to engage on any of these messages, I was told, instead rolling out win-win platitudes about how united the EU and China are on everything from globalization and the pursuit of peace to multilateralism.

AUKUS Talks Started By Mike Pompeo

Posted in my diary - Will the EU-27 Survive the Biden Years? | by Oui Tue Sep 14th, 2021 |

... kinda prophetic words just a few months ago ...

So will the sanctions standoff that has doomed ratification of the Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI). At the summit, the Chinese side tried to put the sanctions ball squarely in the EU's court, with Xi wheeling out one of his favorite sayings: "He who tied the bell to the tiger must take it off." But Michel made clear that there was next to no chance that the EU would remove its Xinjiang sanctions so long as it was unable to verify that China had put an end to its repression of the Uyghurs.

One Eurasian Theater

Where does this leave EU-China relations? The two sides will continue to talk. A high-level economic dialogue is planned for the end of June. And regular consultations on climate issues will continue. I was told that Beijing is also pushing for an EU-China business summit later this year--an attempt to shift the debate back to economic ties and away from inconvenient issues like war. But the relationship has sunk to a new low, EU officials acknowledge, with no obvious paths for reversing a downward spiral that has been spinning for several years and is now accelerating because of Ukraine. Although the tone at the summit was cordial, a video call between Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and the EU's Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell three days beforehand was described to me as unusually tense, with Wang furious about the EU's refusal to sign up to a feel-good summit agenda,

Transatlantic Convergence

How Germany and its companies position themselves on China will help shape the course of transatlantic relations, which are looking stronger than they have in years. Ukraine has focused minds. The two sides clinched a preliminary deal on personal data flows last month, and transatlantic tensions over the EU's crackdown on Big Tech and carbon border tax plans have eased in recent months.

In the run-up to the EU-China summit, European and US officials consulted closely on the messaging. As one senior EU official put it to me: "Americans are re-embracing the importance of Europe. They see the benefits of an ally that can deliver messages to Beijing in a way they can't." In response to the war, Washington and Brussels have moved up their regular bilateral dialogue on China. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman is expected in Brussels on April 21-22 for meetings that will also touch on Lithuania, Taiwan, Indo-Pacific strategy, Chinese disinformation, and transatlantic cooperation in multilateral forums, according to US and EU officials.


EU’s Top Diplomat … Worst Choice Possible

Finding his diplomatic results deplorable, I figured to look at his credentials …

Borrell: from controversy to EU's top diplomat | EU Observer - Sep 23, 2019 |
Link: https://euobserver.com/eu-political/146106

… one of Ursula von der Leyen's most surprising appointments - he is 72-years-old and his career has been marred by more than one contentious event.

"Over the recent years, Borrell has been involved in serious scandals such as insider trading, and conflicts of interest that makes him incompatible with the responsibilities he has been proposed for," Diana Riba of the Greens said.

According to MEP Antonio López-Istúriz of the European People's Party, his parliamentary group expects that Borrell will do "a better job as the head of the EU diplomacy than his predecessor Federica Mogherini, whose management was detrimental for EU external policy".

"Unlike Mogherini, we expect him to have a hard stance on communist regimes such as Venezuela, Cuba, and Nicaragua," said López-Istúriz.

Borrell's controversy

Borrell is also well-known for saying controversial things, that may complicate his hearing taking place on 7 October.

For instance, Borrell has voiced his sympathy for Iran on several occasions - defending the 2015 Iran nuclear deal that US president Donald Trump rejected and pledging to try to save it.

"Iran is a key country in the Middle East region. It has had an essential role in the Syria war, helping Assad while the Americans are pulling out," he wrote on Twitter. Overall, his relationship with US president Donal Trump is not the best. Borrell described him as the first US president “to voice hostility towards the European project [and] to describe us as foes".

He also defined China as a "systemic rival", and the EU-Turkey agreement for refugees as a solution “to stop an immigrant haemorrhage".

His comments even made Russia summon the Spanish ambassador to Moscow last May after he referred to the country as an "old enemy [that] is once again saying, 'here I am,' and has returned as a threat".

    JIT – Who are the main enemies of Europe: Europhobes, Putin and Trump, or the lack of unity between Europeanists?

    JB– Well that’s like choosing between plague and cholera, isn’t it? You can’t say what you would prefer to die from, but if I had to choose, I would say the most dangerous are the internal ones.
    Of the external ones, we already knew that Putin… Putin isn’t the Soviet Union, Putin is the revival of Imperial Russia. It’s not a new Cold War; it’s a classic power base aiming to assert itself in territories it believes belonged to it and which it wants to recover. It’s not an intractable enemy – it may have nuclear arms, but its GDP is the same as Italy’s and it has many intrinsic economic and sociological weaknesses. It is an awkward neighbour.
    … The US always promoted European integration – firstly because it served as a safety net against the Soviet Union and also because it was in America’s interests to have a partner that was strong enough to warrant consideration as an ally but not strong enough to have its own ideas. But now it’s European integration itself that’s the bogeyman for the US president and that is a global first.
    Then there’s China, which we never used to talk about and which has now suddenly appeared as a ‘systemic rival’. That’s Brussels-speak for ‘threat’.

Additionally, Borrell is well known for his anti-separatist position regarding Catalonia - the province where he was born.

In March, he stopped an interview with German TV DW News after the journalist asked him about the independence movement, questioning the Spanish justice system.

Previous scandals

Before he is confirmed as the next top EU diplomat, replacing Italy's Mogherini, he is likely to face questions during his hearing about corruption allegations.

A bad choice for Europe …

A Window on the World - Blog by HR/VP Josep Borrell

Link: https://www.eeas.europa.eu/eeas/window-world-blog-hrvp-josep-borrell_en

    But perhaps this crisis is a bit different from the others in that it’s a poly-crisis. Namely, it’s a crisis from a multitude of perspectives. There are many factors causing a situation of uncertainty, and also an opportunity to respond to unknowns. The eurozone debt crisis –which certainly was a crisis– has been joined by the migratory crisis, the crisis produced by Brexit… there are many factors of uncertainty.

Borrell can name crisis which explains he is an observer, lacking foresight and vision. At top level one needs to recognize an uncertainty before it becomes a problem or crisis … the person needs to be a true diplomat to get things done. Every visit he made, the crisis deepens …


Earlier diary ...

Fascism Expanded On the Coalition of the Willing

The European Commission penalizes Poland for breaches in the rule of law | Brussels Times - Sep 8, 2021 |

According to the European court (ECJ), the new Polish Disciplinary Chamber is incompatible with EU law since it might impose sanctions against judges. Furthermore, the EU and Poland are butting heads on the issue of the primacy of EU law. For Member States, EU law takes precedence over national law - something Poland challenged in a reply to the Commission in mid-August.

How little Lithuania dragged the EU into its showdown with China | Politico - Oct. 8, 2021 |

Hungary and Poland: Rogue states threatening the EU? | by Frank Schnittger Fri Sep 14th, 2018 |

Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian's Regular Press Conference on April 6, 2022, 6 Apr
CCTV: In a recent report, the Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies at Renmin University of China gave a full review of the means, features and impacts of and lessons from the US' sanctions against Russia. It pointed out that increasing sanctions across the board is not helpful for solving the issue, but has serious negative impacts on Russia, Europe and beyond, leading to global inflation, disruption to supply chains and slower economic recovery. Do you have any comment?
Zhao Lijian: Since the conflict between Russia and Ukraine broke out, the US has been increasing unilateral sanctions on Russia and coercing other countries to take side. This report you mentioned points out that in the past eight years from 2014, a group of countries, led by the United States, imposed 8,068 sanctions designations on Russia, making it the most sanctioned country in the world followed by Iran. Since February 22 this year, 5,314 new sanctions designations have been slapped on Russia. 

I also noted that Russian Security Council Deputy Secretary Mikhail Popov said, in a contrasting move to its pressuring of European countries to not buy Russian oil, the US increased crude oil imports from Russia by 43% to 100,000 barrels per day over the past week, and allowed its companies to import mineral fertilizers from Russia. The ongoing war and sanctions have incurred an influx of refugees, capital outflow and energy shortage in Europe, but enabled the US to earn profit and make a fortune. 

History and reality have made it clear that sanctions cannot guarantee peace or security, and will only lead to a lose-lose situation, further impacting the already languishing world economy and the existing global economic system. If the US is serious about easing the situation in Ukraine, it should stop adding fuel to the fire, stop imposing sanctions, stop coercive words and deeds and truly commit to promote peace talks. 
AFP: The EU's top diplomatic representative Borrell said that during last week's EU-China summit, Chinese officials did not want to talk about Ukraine. What's your response?
Zhao Lijian: The leaders of China and the EU recently held a very successful meeting. The remarks of the relevant EU official run counter to facts. What the relevant EU official should do is advance the bilateral relations between China and the EU in accordance with the consensus and spirit reached at the China-EU Summit, instead of making irresponsible remarks.
Bloomberg: The President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen just said that China needs to take a clear stance on the Ukraine issue. Do you have a response to what she just said?
Zhao Lijian: China's position on the Ukraine issue is very clear. I have already elaborated on China's position when taking the question from AFP. 

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Xi Jinping Holds Talks with US Vice President Biden | Feb 15, 2012 |

Fifth, strengthen collaboration and cope with challenges together. China and the US should strengthen cooperation within multilateral frameworks, keep close collaboration and coordination on hot-spot regional and international issues and maintain regional peace and stability together. The two sides should work closer to fight pirates, cross-border crimes and cyber crimes and actively handle the non-traditional security threats. China is willing to have more dialogue with the US on Asia Pacific affairs and promote sound interactions with the US in the region.

Biden said that the American people all warmly welcome and expect Xi's visit. US-China relations are one of the most important bilateral relations in the world. The importance of US-China relations is recognized worldwide. The Obama administration has always been committed to strengthening relations with China and believes a prosperous and stable China with growing economy is beneficial to the US and China itself and the world at large. To contain China is not the American policy. It is neither desirable nor feasible.

The US and China should follow the consensus reached between President Obama and President Hu and promote the bilateral partnership. The US is willing to strengthen cooperation with China in Asia Pacific and jointly maintain regional stability. He hopes to make concerted efforts with the Chinese side to solve economic and trade differences and make the bilateral relations beneficial to both countries and people. He reiterated that the principled position of the US of adhering to the one-China policy will remain unchanged. He will be glad to see improvement and progress of relations across the Taiwan Straits.

Xi Jinping Meets with Kissinger and Other Former Senior U.S. Officials

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by Oui (Oui) on Sat Apr 9th, 2022 at 05:03:04 PM EST
Biden's inaccurate claim he traveled 17,000 miles in China with Xi Jinping ...

Biden has repeated that 17,000 miles claim so many times that the Washington Post conducted an investigation into what the hell he's talking about. The paper found that the claim to be false, and its fact checker awarded it Three Pinocchios.

Indeed ... I found a photo of Joe Biden at the foothills of the Himalaya, the Tibetan plateau.

Vice President Joe Biden meets with National People's Congress Chair Wu Bangguo at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, Aug. 18, 2011. (Official White House Photo by David Lienemann)

Vice President Biden arrived in Beijing -Dec 4, 2013- for talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Vice President Li Yuanchao. The ongoing territorial dispute in the East China Sea is likely to dominate talks between the leaders.

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by Oui (Oui) on Sat Apr 9th, 2022 at 05:04:48 PM EST
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by Oui (Oui) on Sat Apr 9th, 2022 at 05:05:45 PM EST
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If the US were to go to war with China over Taiwan, it would have a devastating effect on the US economy. Just the semiconductor industry alone would take a huge hit.

"It estimated that moving to a self-sufficient local semiconductor supply chain could take the United States a decade, cost a trillion dollars, and increase semiconductor prices by up to 65 percent."

IEEE Spectrum on chip supply chain.

And that's not to mention the incredible amount of consumer and commercial merchandise imported from China. The economic effects would be orders of magnitude worse than Germany's little problem with Russian natural gas. Let alone the effects of the war itself.

by asdf on Sat Apr 9th, 2022 at 10:41:52 PM EST
How can we stop crises like the Russian war in Ukraine from spurring food insecurity in Africa? | UN Relief Web |

Even before the Russia Ukraine conflict, food systems and supply chains across the globe were still in tatters after two years of Covid-19 and severe climate change crises. Five weeks into the Ukraine war, disruptions are more severe and food prices are even surpassing levels we saw after the 2008 global financial crisis.

Pricing is the biggest issue

"Global food production has indeed become more difficult. But production is not the biggest issue. There is enough food", says Peters. "The biggest issue is pricing and access. Food commodities and farming inputs have become too expensive. Farmers face difficulties to farm and poorer consumers can no longer afford nutritious food, especially in low-income countries and food-insecure countries."

"When food stocks will be depleted, food speculation will have caused more damage, shipments will have become even more expensive, and fertilizers totally unaffordable, that's when the food crisis will hit us in the stomach." Shyaka Revocatus, Cordaid value chain advisor in Rwanda

Even before the Ukraine crisis, FAO estimated that 45 million people lived on the brink of famine. And in 2020, when COVID only started to kick in, up to 811 million people did not have access to safe, nutritious, and sufficient food. The major producers, suppliers, and traders of our global food system don't really seem to care about them.

Russia and Ukraine are not only the world's biggest producers of wheat, barley, and sunflower, they were also the cheapest exporters on the market. This made them very attractive to low-income countries. Their supply is now hampered. Meanwhile, food, oil, and shipping prices keep on rising.

War in Ukraine could plunge world into food shortages | National Geographic |

With far less Ukrainian and Russian grain and fertilizer entering global markets, experts fear that a bleak period of scarcer, pricier food will arrive this year.

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by Oui (Oui) on Sun Apr 10th, 2022 at 08:10:18 AM EST
I think this has been posted here already but it is a must read, even though it is a week old.
https://www.sott.net/article/466340-Is-it-possible-to-actually-know-what-has-been-and-is-going-on-in -Ukraine
by Tom2 on Sun Apr 10th, 2022 at 12:23:39 PM EST
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never gets old
by Cat on Sun Apr 10th, 2022 at 02:06:39 PM EST
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Gouverner par les fakes news | by Jacques Baud |

L'auteur, ex-agent du service de renseignement stratégique suisse, passe ainsi en revue les principaux conflits contemporains, que les pays occidentaux ont géré à coups de fake news, ces trente dernières années.

Jacques Baud, colonel, expert en armes chimiques et nucléaires, formé au contre-terrorisme et à la contre-guérilla, a conçu le Centre international de déminage humanitaire de Genève (GICHD) et son Système de gestion de l'information sur l'action contre les mines (IMSMA). Au service des Nations unies, il a été chef de la doctrine des Opérations de maintien de la paix à New York, et engagé en Afrique.
A l'Otan, il a dirigé la lutte contre la prolifération des armes légères. Il est l'auteur de plusieurs ouvrages sur le renseignement, la guerre asymétrique et le terrorisme.

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by Oui (Oui) on Sun Apr 10th, 2022 at 04:59:12 PM EST
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UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) | FAO Food Price Index, Release date: 08/04/2022

eurostat | Consumer Food Price index, table 2021Mo5-2022Mo2, last update: 09-04-2022
25 basket components tabulated separately

archived EU27 inflation rate and income a/o 14 Mar in Climate Deadlines

by Cat on Sun Apr 10th, 2022 at 02:04:55 PM EST
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by Oui (Oui) on Sun Apr 10th, 2022 at 10:40:07 PM EST
Military Times | Patriot missile battery heading to Slovakia amid Ukraine invasion response, 8 Apr "back-fill"
"The Slovakian government, in turn, has agreed to give its sole, Russian-made S-300 surface-to-air system to Ukraine to aid in targeting Russian aviation."

yahoo! AP | China makes ["]semi-secret["] delivery of missiles to Serbia, 10 Apr

six Chinese Air Force Y-20 transport planes landed at Belgrade's civilian airport early Saturday, reportedly carrying HQ-22 surface-to-air missile systems.
"The Y-20s' appearance RAISED EYEBROWS because they flew EN MASSE as opposed to a series of single-aircraft flights," wrote The Warzone online magazine.
Back in 2020, U.S. officials warned Belgrade against the purchase of HQ-22 anti-aircraft systems, whose export version is known as FK-3. They said that if Serbia really wants to join the European Union and other Western alliances, it must align its military equipment with Western standards.

The Chinese missile system has been widely compared to the American Patriot and the Russian S-300 surface-to-air missile systems although it has a shorter range than more advanced S-300s. Serbia will be the first operator of the Chinese missiles in Europe

wikiwtf SOVIET-ERA market penetration
by Cat on Mon Apr 11th, 2022 at 12:15:58 AM EST
Traveling to Kremlin to tell Vlad Putin off ...

On instructions from VDL, Michel and Borrell in close communication with Zelensky  ...

Putin could not get pissed as Nehammer (Austria) is not a member of NATO .. rant lasted one hour and produced no result.

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by Oui (Oui) on Mon Apr 11th, 2022 at 06:00:38 PM EST

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by Oui (Oui) on Tue Apr 12th, 2022 at 07:26:12 PM EST
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Austria opposes an oil and gas embargo on [sic] Moscow
because such as act would be entirely ineffectual and unenforceable?

How much longer can Europe pretend that the Russian Federation--its people, processes, and resources--is a sovereign state and not a contracting party to the TEU, in no way obligated to incorporated EC "directives"?

Prohibiting import of Gazprom supply to EU27 will only lower the price of crude imported elsewhere ... until EU27 decides to apply SWIFT sanctions to EU27 "unfriendly" CBs around the world and "freeze" their deposits.

by Cat on Tue Apr 12th, 2022 at 09:21:10 PM EST
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No holds barred, money takes all ...


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by Oui (Oui) on Thu Apr 14th, 2022 at 09:55:29 AM EST
so much for intergovernmental peace keeping

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archived OSCE Mission Folding, It's technical system

by Cat on Sat Apr 16th, 2022 at 02:39:24 PM EST
So much easier to put hands together for a war party than it is to smoke a peace pipe.

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by Oui (Oui) on Sat Apr 16th, 2022 at 07:01:55 PM EST
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Pipe Tomahawk

Foreigners come to your country, they say they want to smoke the peace pipe.

But in reality, they want your land. All of it.

Which function of the pipe tomahawk should Lewis and Clark's interlocutors employed?

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Tue Apr 19th, 2022 at 03:13:13 PM EST
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by Oui (Oui) on Sun Apr 17th, 2022 at 07:59:29 AM EST

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by Oui (Oui) on Sun Apr 17th, 2022 at 08:17:26 AM EST

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by Oui (Oui) on Sun Apr 17th, 2022 at 08:19:00 AM EST
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Finding an audience of extreme right sympathizers ... following the political pathway of xenophobia and Islamophobia.

Stram Kurs's potential foothold in Danish politics | The Guardian - May 2019 |

Belgium arrests Danish activists plotting Koran burning |  Nov. 2020 |

Five Danish far-right activists suspected of planning to provoke Muslims in Belgium by burning a Koran have been arrested and ordered out of the country, officials said.

According to their group's Facebook page, those arrested are members of "Stram Kurs" or "Hard Line" - a group led by Danish anti-Islam and anti-immigration militant Rasmus Paludan.

According to the site, Paludan himself was arrested in neighbouring France and has also been expelled. 

Riot in Sweden after anti-Muslim Danish leader banned | Al Arabya |

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by Oui (Oui) on Sun Apr 17th, 2022 at 08:40:02 AM EST
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US Senator Chris Coons speaking live to France24

Biden has done a excellent job to unite NATO and European nations ....
throwing softball questions to Coons ... not talking peace ... Coons using rotten term "clear-eyed" so often used by NATO's mouthpiece Stoltenberg. Never sure who is behind the puppet pulling strings ... France24 show of war propaganda ... very disappointing.

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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Apr 20th, 2022 at 08:03:49 AM EST

Solidarity and shipping more advanced weaponry to a conflict zone is a failure of diplomacy, international security and peace making. Don't be fooled by old man Biden, a lifelong war hawk.

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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Apr 20th, 2022 at 08:38:29 AM EST
Tabloid USA | Putin claims a win in Mariupol. What does that mean in a war in Ukraine that Russia is losing?, 22 Apr WHAT PUTIN REALLY WANTS, paywall post-flag ship NUKLEAR warning edition
President Vladimir Putin desperately needs a success before Russia's May 9 Victory Day celebration.
by Cat on Fri Apr 22nd, 2022 at 01:22:29 PM EST
Urge to destroy instead of coexistence ... Russia picked up the clear signs.

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by Oui (Oui) on Fri Apr 22nd, 2022 at 09:18:57 PM EST

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by Oui (Oui) on Thu Apr 28th, 2022 at 10:33:09 PM EST
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by Oui (Oui) on Mon May 2nd, 2022 at 04:45:11 PM EST
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