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Russian Gas Made Europe a Global Leader

by Oui Tue Aug 16th, 2022 at 01:53:02 PM EST

Pure capitalism ... destroy a competitor ... UK's exit from the EU made it so much easier. UK's pain will be short term, for the economic relapse of the EU-27 it will be long term, most likely a fatal blow. The global powers in 2040 will be so much different, Europe as a client state of the US. Militarily through NATO and on foreign policy via the White House. Great move #macron France, #scholz Germany and #draghi Italy. The Brussels Triad of Michel, Borrell and VDL was worthless.

A group of global climate leaders are issued a Joint Communiqué on Earth Day, calling for urgent action in the areas of climate, peace and security, climate-smart finance and climate-smart cities.

Leaders at a Nobel Peace Prize Forum high-level climate congress said that political will, driven by radical integrity, creative, inclusive collaboration and no excuses, is urgently required to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

'Massive' Methane Leaks Found Coming From Oil and Gas Sites in Europe

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The Little Dictator Down Under

by Oui Mon Aug 15th, 2022 at 08:31:37 AM EST

A Breaking News Story ... isn't the first disgraceful act by a racist culture of White Supremacists. Both Boris Johnson and Joe "FM" Biden in on the act. We don't deal with autocrats ... their little secret. Why does it appear so similar to our Dutch PM Mark "memory loss" Rutte. Conservatives and their little secret.

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New Age Baerbock's Transatlantik Moment

by Oui Fri Aug 12th, 2022 at 11:07:39 AM EST

Amazing to be part of Biden's New American Century or Pax Americana. Just waiting for the moment US Congress turns from Blue to Red this fall. Biden didn't change a number of foreign policy initiatives started by the former president.

East-West Schism: Destruction Process Inside Europe

Old wine 🍷 in new bottles ... what a disaster Ampelkoalition is.

Nachrichten zum thema Ampel-koalition

The new age military narrative of #transatlantikmoment. All I can think of is Nazi Germany and it's defense on North Sea, English Channel and Atlantic Coast ... the Verteidigung des Atlantikwalls in Europa.

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Germany from Winners to Losers in 2022

by Oui Tue Aug 9th, 2022 at 12:47:23 PM EST

Germany's traffic light coalition and Europe

In its coalition agreement, Germany's new traffic light government states that it wants to further develop a "federal European state."

Sigmar Gabriel of the SPD in an interview also had harsh words for the EU: "All this talk that Europe wants to become a geopolitical actor has led to nothing. Figuratively speaking, Europeans always want to play in the Masters golf tournament, but as a rule they don't even know how to play mini golf."

As per the coalition agreement between the SPD, the FDP and the Greens, the priority of the new German government is a comprehensive restructuring of the EU's economy and energy supply to achieve climate goals.

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Clinton to Biden: Provoking the Russian Bear

by Oui Sun Aug 7th, 2022 at 06:39:40 PM EST

A serie of essays written and published in the decades after 9/11 ...

NATO Russia Founding Act - A Dead Letter

German Reunification and Economic Ties Russia

[Update-1] Big Oil Competition for Shale and Fracking in Ukraine 2012 to present

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Iraq State of Affairs: Sectarian Violence

by Oui Wed Aug 3rd, 2022 at 10:01:56 AM EST

Sadr supporters occupying parliament in Baghdad political stalemate

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Donations Bin Ladens to Charity Prince Charles

by Oui Tue Aug 2nd, 2022 at 01:53:24 PM EST

The Sunday Times reported that the Prince of Wales's Charitable Fund received the money in 2013 from Bakr bin Laden, patriarch of the large and wealthy Saudi family, and his brother Shafiq. Both are half-brothers of the deceased al-Qaida leader, Osama.

Charles, 73, has faced a series of claims about the operation of his charities. Last month the Sunday Times reported he had accepted bags of cash containing $3 million from Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani, the former prime minister of Qatar.

London police are currently investigating a separate allegation that people associated with another of the prince's charities, the Prince's Foundation, offered to help a Saudi billionaire secure honors and citizenship in return for donations. Clarence House has said Charles had no knowledge of any such offer.

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Geoffrey Pyatt Selling Off Greek Shipyards

by Oui Sat Jul 30th, 2022 at 09:04:33 PM EST

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US Court Orders Compensation Bombings Libya

by Oui Sat Jul 30th, 2022 at 01:55:07 PM EST

No ... not for the illegal military hostilities causing upheaval in Northern Africa by NATO members in 2011.

Cameron and Sarkozy visit Libya, salute people for 'courage of lions' ...

Italics

Obama points finger at European leaders for Libyan 'mess' | MEE - March 2016 |

The federal judge in the state of Virginia, where Haftar lived before returning to Libya, ruled that he had not cooperated with the court and that by "default" was ordered to pay damages to the families.

Haftar, a dual US-Libyan citizen whose name is spelled "Hifter" in American legal documents, can still appeal the decision, and future hearings will need to be held to determine the level of compensation.

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German Reunification and Economic Ties Russia

by Oui Tue Jul 26th, 2022 at 10:28:26 PM EST

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Apocalypse la Guerre des Mondes 1945-1991

by Oui Mon Jul 25th, 2022 at 09:05:16 PM EST

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Before being dismissed by President Truman, General Douglas MacArthur ordered 34 atom bombs to IndoChina to end the Korean War. So the tale goes ... MacArthur differed with the President on strategies as the military hands were tied to a limited war.

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How America Led Campaign of CC Denial

by Oui Sat Jul 23rd, 2022 at 04:07:38 PM EST

Previous diary — Humanity Is In A Climate Emergency

Even today the War in Ukraine plays into the hands $$$ of coal and fossil fuel lobby in US Congress and across the Conservative Think Tanks of the US and Western Europe. SHAME! As one of the pioneers to combat the fossil fuel lobby exclaimed in the documentary: "No it's not disappointment, I'm very angry. Those who pushed the false narrative of denial are on the level of war criminals, crimes against humanity and the biotope of our planet.

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Habeck Energie Krise

by Oui Tue Jul 19th, 2022 at 09:02:35 PM EST

"Germany's good years are behind it, as a result of a confrontation with Russia. An important basis of our prosperity were the gas contracts with Russia."

For Scholz, Habeck and Baerbock peace was not an option. Poor effort to avert a war on Ukraine! What was at stake ... guaranteed neutrality instead of forcing through NATO membership. German newly elected government completely caught off guard ... now they are beginning to realize the consequences of not following through on the path set out by the previous leadership ... a sovereign Germany and an EU-27 making decisions in the interest of Europe. What a mess NATO has dumped on Europe.

The United States has reached self-sufficiency as a fossil fuel producing nation. Texas is ready to supply LNG far across the globe at very profitable pricing ... MAGA with Joe Biden.

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Humanity Is In A Climate Emergency

by Oui Tue Jul 19th, 2022 at 08:34:19 AM EST

A follow-up diary — How America Led Campaign of CC Denial

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Peace Talks and Think Tanks

by Oui Sat Jul 16th, 2022 at 10:31:29 PM EST

A long read ...

Last Ditch Effort to Prevent War in Europe

Amazing leak: France 2 made a documentary from the  transcripts of conversations between @EmmanuelMacron and Putin before the invasion. Macron assured his counterpart that Biden was ready to "clarify the issue of Ukraine and NATO" in a meeting with Putin.

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US Congress and War Finances

by Oui Tue Jul 12th, 2022 at 06:35:52 PM EST

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Empire Building South-East Asia

by Oui Tue Jul 12th, 2022 at 12:49:10 PM EST

Japan's constitution and Article 9 guarantee for Pacifism died along with the death of Abe.

Death throes of an empire: nationalist spirit with advances in technology giving an edge relative to neighbouring states leads to feeling of superiority, dehumanizing other people as inferior. The ingredients for genocide and inhumane acts by a state. History repeating itself ... fascism. The fabric of a state and its culture falling outside the realm of multilateralism, going it alone. One can easily equate narrative of superiority with today's exceptionalism. All men (and women) are created equal and no false interpretation of a 250 year old constitution can change that. As the world burns and the glaciers melt.

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Crisis What Crisis???

by Oui Fri Jul 8th, 2022 at 08:05:35 PM EST

As I have written after the Summer of 2021 where the Biden administration was trying to gain new footing after the disaster of the Taliban conquering all of Afghanistan and the US and allies barely escaped unscathed from Kabul, reminiscence of the Vietnam War defeat and the escape by helicopters from the U.S. Embassy compound in Saigon. A traumatic experience for the generation of Joe Biden.

I do the write-ups as I see the situation unfold from a multitude of reports from press on the ground and the live reports from over half a dozen TV stations from diverse location around the globe. I call it as I see it.

World powers have never refrained from committing war crimes, intrusion on sovereign nations either by covert acts of sabotage and espionage or what we have seen since 911 the murders by drones and high-tech. Policy of regime-change is an irreconcilable with the founding of the United Nations during the Second World War and the ratification and signatories of the UN Charter.

Not UN Charter But US Charter Is Rule of the West

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'Progressives' Drinking Neocon Kool-Aid

by Oui Wed Jul 6th, 2022 at 09:32:10 PM EST

    Off script?

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Enduring American Energy Leadership

by Oui Tue Jul 5th, 2022 at 12:38:47 PM EST

U.S. Supplies More Natural Gas to Europe than Russia

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