by Jonathan Azaziah
by Wayne Madsen, Strategic Culture
As Greece celebrates the inauguration of its anti-austerity government, the euphoria should be tempered with a bit of realism. Although new Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, who named his son «Ernesto» after Cuban revolutionary Ernesto «Ché» Guevara, and the vast majority of his new Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) government have good left-wing and pro-labor credentials, the same cannot be necessarily said of the man Tsipras chose to be Greece’s new finance minister. Yanis Varoufakisis a citizen of Australia who was educated in Britain and worked as a professor at the University of Texas. Europe has witnessed such dual nationals with conflicting loyalties take power in countries in Eastern Europe, most notably in Ukraine, where American Natalie Jaresko became finance minister in order to deliver International MonetaryFund (IMF) and European Central Bank (ECB) austerity «poison pills» to Ukraine. Continue reading A Soros Trojan Horse inside the New Greek Government?
The parochial Israeli press has been reacting with concern to the election victory in Greece of Syriza, the left-wing anti-austerity party. While the parochial British press has been fretting about the “collision course” that Syriza has supposedly set the country on with Europe, or with “the markets,” in Israel journalists have been spilling ink over what this means for Israel. Continue reading New Greek government’s pro-Palestine stance not as strong as Israelis fear
by Joaquin Flores, Fort Russ
The sounds of champagne decorking and exuberant cheers among Syriza volunteers, supportive voters, and their struggling-but-comfortable socialist middle-class base within the intelligentsia and literati, could be heard across Athens’ cafes in the clean areas of town. Election results were finalized this evening in Greece, with a clear Syriza victory.
Damascus, SANA – President Bashar al-Assad gave an interview to the Czech paper Literarni Noviny. Following is the full text of the interview:
Question 1: Mr. President, I would like to start from the beginning. Less than a decade ago, Syria was building its relations with the west, and you were implementing World Bank-proposed reforms, and Mr. Kerry, until 2010, I believe, used to call you “my dear friend,” and somehow, overnight, everything changed, and you became a dictator and a Hitler and so on. What’s your opinion about that? How can you explain this dramatic change?
President Assad: In fact, I haven’t changed, neither have we changed our policies, values or principles. The problem lies with the West, and it’s not a new problem. It is related to the independence of our country. In fact, this is the problem of the west with many other countries, including Syria. During the period you refer to concerning relations with the West, between 2008 and 2010, relations were good, but in fact they were not based on mutual respect. For instance, France wanted Syria to play a role with Iran concerning the nuclear file. What was required was not to be part of that file, but to convince Iran to take steps which are against its interests. We refused to do that. They also wanted us to take a position against resistance in our region before putting an end to Israeli occupation and aggression against the Palestinians and other neighboring countries. We refused that too. They wanted us to sign the Euro-Association Agreement which was against our interests and was meant to turn our country into an open market for their products while giving us a very small share of their markets. We refused to do that because it is against the interests of the Syrian people. Continue reading President al-Assad: Killing civilians is terrorism, events in France brought European policies to account
by Graham Peebles, Redress Online
Ethiopia is being hailed as a shining example of African economic growth.
Principal donors and devotees of the International Monetary Fund/World Bank development model (an imposed ideological vision which measures all things in terms of a nation’s GDP) see the country as an island of potential prosperity and stability within a region of failed states and violent conflict.
“Economic performance in recent years has been strong, with economic growth averaging in double-digits since 2004,” states the IMF country report. The economic model (a hybrid of western capitalism and Chinese control) adopted by the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) government is a centralised system that denies democracy – consultation and participation in “development plans” is unheard of – and ignores and violates human rights. Continue reading US-Israeli-backed state terrorism in Ethiopia’s Ogaden region
by “Tyler Durden”, Zero Hedge
Slowly but surely Europe is figuring out that as a result of the western economic and financial blockade of Russian, it is Europe itself that is suffering the most. And while Germany was first to acknowledge this late in 2014 when its economy swooned and is now on the verge of a recession, now others are catching on. Case in point: the former head of the European Commission, and Italy’s former Prime Minister, Romano Prodi who told Messaggero newspaper that the “weaker Russian economy is extremely unprofitable for Italy.” Continue reading Russia’s “Startling” Proposal To Europe: Dump The US, Join The Eurasian Economic Union
(EDITOR’S NOTE: In the wake of the AIPAC quisling gathering known as the US Congress passing an anti-Russian resolution which aims for nothing less than the overthrow of the Putin government through the sponsorship of opposition movements and the dissemination of hasbara, as well as John McCain’s well-known, arrogant, flagrant involvement in the destruction of Libya, the coup in Ukraine and the ongoing destabilization of Syria, McCain’s statements of demonization against Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban should not be taken lightly, nor should we be surprised if a “Hungarian Spring” orchestrated by the usual suspects led by the NED and Open Society Institute pops up in Budapest’s Heroes’ Square. PM Orban has been an outspoken critic of the US-EU sanctions regime against Russia and in defiance of the imperialists’ criminal behavior, he has maintained and even increased his ties with Moscow as it is, by his own declaration, “pro-Hungarian”. Orban’s refusal to join the economic war against the Russian Bear is only part of why McCain has unleashed this treacherous propaganda however. Perhaps, it is even just the pretext. The real target of World Zionism — of which McCain is an agent for and has been so since his political career was spawned by the Bronfman family, godfathers of Jewish Organized Crime and one of the most powerful families in all of International Jewry — in Hungary is in fact Jobbik, a nationalist, anti-Zionist party that is becoming increasingly popular. Jobbik has not only vociferously condemned the Judeo-Atlanticist forces behind the illegal coup in Kiev and taken a staunchly pro-Russia stance, it has also praised Russia’s liberation of Crimea and called on Russia to establish Hungarian-Ruthenian autonomy in Transcarpathia. But that’s not everything. Jobbik is also tremendously pro-Iran and has set up several “sister city” agreements with the Islamic Republic, opened up economic relations, launched study groups to reverse the horrible 90% drop in Hungarian-Iranian trade and unified efforts with Tehran against Western-Jewish hegemony and Zionist-led globalization. Most impressive and beautiful of all, Jobbik has taken an unshakeable pro-Islam stance and sees itself as a friend, defender and brother of Islam. Jobbik leader Gábor Vona said last year that, “Islam is the last hope for humanity in the darkness of globalism and liberalism.” He also noted that, “… there’s only one culture left which seeks to preserve its traditions: It is the Islamic world.” Jobbik has also displayed an openness on the issue of Mossad perpetrating the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001 and its amazingly eloquent officials speak the language of anti-Zionist decolonization, not only as a means of achieving solidarity between themselves and the Global South, but because there are very real, active and expansionist “Israeli” designs on their nation. In the spirit of former Iranian President Dr. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Jobbik has also courageously spoken out against the ultimate tool of Zionist cultural hegemony: the Holocaust®. Notably, one Jobbik official referred to it as the “Holoscam” while another noted that the Auschwitz museum “may not reflect the real facts of history”. All of these factors, as well as the fact that Jobbik has lashed at Europe’s “far-right” parties for attacking Islam instead of Zionism, have made the Hungarian nationalist organization an enemy in the eyes of the Jewish Power Configuration. Jobbik, PM Orban and the Hungarian people as a whole must keep their eyes open for what comes next and maintain the utmost attentiveness and resistance, as McCain and his Zionist masters are undoubtedly gunning for them. ~ Jonathan Azaziah) Continue reading A pretext for the coming Zionist war against Jobbik? – Hungary fuming after McCain calls PM Orban ‘neo-fascist dictator’
by Pepe Escobar, Russia Insider
So the EU “defeated” Putin by forcing him to cancel the South Stream pipeline. Thus ruled Western corporate media.
Facts on the ground spell otherwise. This “Pipelineistan” gambit will continue to send massive geopolitical shockwaves all across Eurasia for quite some time.
In a nutshell, a few years ago Russia devised Nord Stream – fully operational – and South Stream – still a project – to bypass unreliable Ukraine as a gas transit nation.
Now Russia devised a new deal with Turkey to bypass the “non-constructive” (Putin’s words) approach of the European Commission (EC). Continue reading “Turk Stream”: Huge Win for Turkey – Big Win For Russia – Historic Loss for EU