Greece ‘in a corner’ as Europe blocks payment

As oft stated here, Greece will not leave the union and it’s all leading back to Berlin, the world’s next superpower, who runs the show on the continent. Worst case scenario: There could be a compromise entailing a two tier currency system that allows regional states to retain their economic sovereignty to some degree — or at least they would think.

Such an idea already has backing from Angela Merkel and if the crisis deepens — because it’s not going to magically go away — look for ideas like these to gain even more traction and possibly become reality. ‘Eurobonds‘ were also another scenario.

For further info on a plausible two tier currency system, please see the following posts:

The new Great Game: Europe looks within for roots of renewal

European Commission Plans for Greater Integration

France Is Heading For The Biggest Economic Train Wreck In Europe

Is Germany Already Signaling The Complete (Economic) Collapse Of The European Union?

 

Greece’s last-ditch attempt to get desperately-needed funds from its euro zone neighbors failed on Wednesday, but the country appears eternally optimistic that a list of reforms — as yet to materialize — will unlock vital aid.

Greece appealed for the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF) to return 1.2 billion euros ($1.32 billion) it said it had overpaid when it transferred bonds intended for bank recapitalization back to the fund this month, Reuters reported Wednesday.

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Germany Slowly Having More Influence on World Events

Germany is the largest economic power in Europe. The country has never been as economically strong, secure and free as it is today. Germany is the fourth-largest economy in the world, and one of the top exporters.

Stephen Szabo is the executive director of the Transatlantic Academy research center. He wrote a book called “Germany, Russia, and the Rise of Geo-Economics.” He says Germany is now deciding its future. Continue reading

EU to tell Greece time, patience running out

Essentially, Germany enacted good parenting skills and let Greece with its defiant belligerence cry itself into fatigue like a cranky baby for all the world to see. Germany still gave them what they wanted (bailouts) for a limited time in a passive aggressive manner to publicly show Greece overplayed its cards in hand.  Now we’re seeing a new game plan, and that’s to say the screws will be tightened on Greece now that other EU member nations are getting fed up with the whining and desperate tactics, such as playing the Nazi reparations card or kicking the Troika out. However, make no mistake about it, there are no innocent parties, the Euro was designed to fail and all roads still lead back to Berlin which has the entire European continent where it wants it: Under its control.

 

Euro zone leaders will tell Greece on Thursday that time and patience are running out for its leftist-led government to implement agreed reforms to avert a looming cash crunch that could force it out of the single currency.

“I will repeat to him what I’ve already told him twice: Greece must undertake the necessary reforms, Greece must ensure that the commitments it made to the Eurogroup in 2012 and more recently are followed up on,”European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker told France’s Europe 1 radio. Continue reading

Varoufakis’ “Strategy”: “No Grexit, But Default Inside The Euro, And Stick The Middle Finger To Germany”

 

Following several minutes of tortured logic, Varoufakis explains that devaluation is, drumroll, bad for a country that is on the verge of doing so and seems not quite clear with the concept of currency controls (he applauds Argentina for “sticking the finger to the IMF” and says Greece unlike Buenos Aires doesn’t have a Chinese export market ready: perhaps he should read up on the whole Dry Bulk shipper thing) yet completely ignoring the the very reason why a country devalues in the first place: to implement an external rebalancing – something it should have done years ago – the reason for which is that Greece will soon be if not already is, on the verge of outright social conflict as there is no further room for internal rebalancing, i.e., wages and welfare cuts. Just wait until the people realize their pensions are being used to repay the IMF… Continue reading

Deal-Breaker? Germany, NATO in First Open Conflict Over Ukraine Crisis

Normally it isn’t a big and considered business as usual, like the NSA spying revelations, since every country is doing it to another. The difference however, like the NSA spying ‘scandal’, is that the situation is way overblown. The intention behind this is to foment a split as it’s Germany’s desire to control the continent via its wanted EU Army.

For more on Breedlove’s errors, please see HERE and HERE.

 

Steinmeier, speaking on a visit to the US, said to Kerry at a joint press conference in Washington: “It is far too early to pat our shoulders and take pride in what we’ve achieved.”His comments come days after an official in German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s offices had complained of US Air Force General Philip Breedlove’s “dangerous propaganda” over Ukraine, and that Steinmeier had talked to the NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg about him. Continue reading

Germans Furious After Varoufakis/Tsipras Admit “Greece Will Never Repay Its Debts”

And Varoufakis was was right when he mentioned that in 2010 Germany knew Greece would never be able to pay back its debts. However, that doesn’t go far enough. Germany knew from the get-go that Greece, among many other nations who never really qualified but were intentionally let in as EU members, was let into a system that was designed to fail. In other words, the failure was planned by Germany’s Fourth Reich in order to subjugate the continent via chipping away at national sovereignty in exchange for bailouts via its Troika proxy which kept the members from descending into chaos and riots. Furthermore, all the bailouts really did was bailout the French and German banks.

In the end all roads lead back to Berlin, the only winner in all of this.

 

The Greco-Germanic war of words continues… Having pissed off The Greeks with his “Troika” remarks, Germany’s Schaeuble went on today to more ad hominum attacks by reportedly calling the Greek FinMin “foolishly naive.” The Greek ambassador has ‘officially’ complained to “friend and ally” Germany about the personal insult. But The Greeks had the last laugh, as first Varoufakis and then Tsipras explained respectively that “Greece would never pay back its debts,” and “Greece cannot pretend its debt burden is sustainable.” The German response, via tabloid Bild, “there must be an end to this madness. Europe must not be made to look stupid.” Continue reading

Europe’s Vision

BERLIN/BRUSSELS (Own report) – European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker, taking up an old German demand, calls for the creation of an EU Army. Having its own armed forces would give the EU greater influence in global politics, according to Juncker, and it would particularly help the EU demonstrate more determination in relationship to Moscow. The German chancellor had called for an EU Army already years ago. The German Social Democrats (SPD) have been repeating that the EU not only needs combat troops but also its own military academy and a permanent military headquarters. Berlin has already begun expanding the Bundeswehr’s cooperation with units from several other countries, including the Netherlands and Poland – quasi establishing an EU Army from the ground up. For Germany, the creation of a common military force would be highly advantageous, because Berlin could play a predominant role in military questions, as it has in the imposition of austerity dictates during the Euro crisis. An EU Army would also increase German influence in relationship to the USA and NATO.

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Are These the ‘Last Days’?

(Melissa Barreiro/The Trumpet)

 

Look at world events, and it’s clear why many are asking this question.

Are we living in the “last days” described by the Bible? Some people will immediately answer: Surely not! Where are the supernatural heavenly signs? Where is the global cataclysm? This generation hasn’t even experienced a world war! So, because the biblical tribulation has not happened yet, neither is it going to happen. That’s how people reason.

But look at this world! Nuclear proliferation. Arms races. International terrorism. Mass beheadings. Sexual enslavement. Anti-Semitism. Racial division. Disease outbreaks. Economic implosion. Moral decay. Catastrophic storms, earthquakes and tsunamis. Then look at the Bible.

Compare the two, and you will begin to wonder: Are we living in the last days? Continue reading

Creation of EU Army Would ‘Liberate Europe From US and NATO’

This is where German-subjugated Europe is heading: Right into Russia’s hands.

 

Recent proposals put forward by European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker to create a combined European army are “anti-American” and would work towards liberating Europe from US and NATO influence, according to a researcher in European politics.

US, Not Russia the Target of EU Army

While Mr Juncker clearly stated that the creation of such an army would be to counter the tension between Brussels and Moscow, Mateusz Piskorski told Sputnik that he believes it would work towards establishing greater European independence from the US.

“So it’s a kind of paradox because on the one hand, Juncker tries to be politically correct and is convincing everyone that we need protection from Russia, while on the other hand, the very essence and idea of this project would be quite anti-American, or would also be directed against the American military presence in Europe.”

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Dangerous Propaganda

BERLIN/WASHINGTON (Own report) – The German news magazine “Der Spiegel” reported in its latest edition that the German chancellery is accusing NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander Europe, General Philip Breedlove, of making “dangerous propaganda.” According to the German government, Breedlove is completely exaggerating Russia’s military activities in Eastern Ukraine. He claims having detected Russian military equipment, including tanks and air defense systems in Ukraine. Germany’s foreign intelligence agency BND, however, could neither detect these in their own satellite imagery nor acquire adequate information from its allied US intelligence services. Breedlove has also completely exaggerated the number of Russian troops at the Ukrainian border. However, the German government has also repeatedly used this type of propaganda, for example during the aggression against Yugoslavia in 1999. The German government’s criticism of Breedlove, reported by “Der Spiegel,” reflects the strategic differences between Washington and Berlin. Germany’s “dual strategy” approach toward Russia, taken from the West’s cold war strategy, is incompatible with the policy of unbridled aggression, championed by the war hawk wing of the US establishment. Breedlove, who is now being criticized by Germany, is a representative of this group.

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European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker calls for EU army

As oft said here, the EU Army is real, on the rise and has been covered here for some time.

First comes the political, social and economic integration. Then comes the military. This is done out of disdain for NATO, which the EU thinks, but will not say due to the fact it’s their umbrella protectorate and they would otherwise have nothing to fall back on. America is in suicidal decline and the Russian bear from the east is knocking on its door at the border.

For the new reader or casual passerby, you can sift through the European Army or Fourth Reich categories for extensive information of the events leading up to this point and what it’s likely shaping up to be for the years ahead.

 

EUROPEAN Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker has called for the creation of an EU army in the wake of rising tensions with Russia.

“But a common army among the Europeans would convey to Russia that we are serious about defending the values of the European Union.”

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Iran Gets a Stranglehold on the Middle East

This is why you are seeing a European Army taking shape lead by an emerging German Fourth Reich (King of the North), piece by piece. It doesn’t resemble the third in any way, which is misleading for people, because it’s using its control over its subjugated European vassal states to achieve this goal by stealth. America is in suicidal decline. Europe sees the threats from Russia and Iran rising, and that NATO is floundering and not capable of defending Europe.

 

This terrorist nation has become the gatekeeper of the Red Sea and the Suez Canal.

Yemen is one of the most strategically important countries in the world. Recent developments there have shocked many people and will have dramatic effects that extend far beyond the Middle East.

In January, the Houthis, a rebel group sponsored and directed by Iran, overthrew the pro-American Yemeni government. After they conquered the capital city of Sanaa, throngs of Houthis began chanting “Death to America!” and “Death to Israel!” These are exactly the same battle cries that Iran uses. Continue reading

Germany Supports Idea of Creating Pan-European Army

German Bundeswehr soldiers

 

Ursula von der Leyen thus embraced the idea of a united European Union armed force earlier floated by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. Continue reading

Germany Has Had Enough With US Neocons: Berlin “Stunned” At US Desire For War In Ukraine

This is one of many factors in why you will most certainly see a German-led European Army coming soon and NATO getting the boot. Pax Americana is in decline and a new chapter in world history will be opened. The Fourth Reich has landed.

 

While Russia’s envoy to NATO notes that statements by the deputy head of NATO testify to the fact that the leaders of the bloc want to intervene in Russia’s internal politics, and are “dreaming of Russian Maidan,” Washington has a bigger problem… Germany. As Der Spiegel reports, while US President Obama ‘supports’ Chancellor Merkel’s efforts at finding a diplomatic solution to the Ukraine crisis, hawks in Washington seem determined to torpedo Berlin’s approach. And NATO’s top commander in Europe hasn’t been helping either with sources in the Chancellery have referred to Breedlove’s comments as “dangerous propaganda.”

And as Der Spiegel reports, The Germans are not happy.

Breedlove’s Bellicosity: Berlin Alarmed by Aggressive NATO Stance on Ukraine

US President Obama supports Chancellor Merkel’s efforts at finding a diplomatic solution to the Ukraine crisis. But hawks in Washington seem determined to torpedo Berlin’s approach. And NATO’s top commander in Europe hasn’t been helping either. Continue reading

En Route to New Conflicts (III)

TOKYO/BERLIN (Own report) – The German Chancellor’s trip to Japan, early next week, takes place in the midst of the expansion of military relations between Berlin and Tokyo. Particularly the German Navy is regularly cooperating with its Japanese counterparts, with which it carries out tactical maneuvers at the Horn of Africa. Since some time, army and air force have also been extending their antennas toward Japan. Parallel to Germany’s efforts, Great Britain and France have also been intensifying their military policy relationships to Japan. The same goes for NATO, which, just last year signed an “Individual Partnership and Cooperation Programme” with the Japanese government. Already two years ago, German government advisors had recommended that Germany “participate in the USA’s political and military re-orientation toward Asia.” This would mean the reinforcement of western positions in the direct territorial vicinity of the Peoples Republic of China, with the intention of rolling back its political power. Berlin and the EU also see Japan, the USA’s key ally in Asia, as an important partner in their rivalry with Beijing.

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