US Prepares to Oust Erdoğan

Saturday, 25 June 2022 — New Eastern Outlook

Author: Vladimir Platov

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After Recep Tayyip Erdoğan officially announced his intention to run in the upcoming 2023 presidential elections in Turkey, the current White House administration gave a clear signal to its Western “allies” to intensify the campaign against the current Turkish leader and prepare measures to oust him.  Although there is no talk of a coup d’état in Turkey yet, the ouster of Erdoğan as a result of the elections has become quite clear.

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Statewatch News 24 June 2022 Issue 10/22: Fortress Europe: 50,000 deaths; (No) border monitoring; Ireland ups support for Frontex

Friday, 24 June 2022 — Statewatch

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Welcome to our latest edition, featuring:

  • Fortress Europe: nearly 50,000 deaths since 1993
  • Council guts plans for rights monitoring at borders
  • Ireland ups support for Frontex deportations

We also have reports on Europol’s limited efforts at increasing transparency, a hearing of Frontex at the European Parliament that left a number of key questions unanswered, the Hungarian government’s “nothing to see here” attitude to the rule of law, and more – plus our extensive roundup of news from across Europe.

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Zugzwang*

Alastair Crooke

Europe’s future looks bleak. It is now pressed by its own imposition of sanctions, and the resultant spike in commodity prices. The EU is lumbering around in a daze.

Western self-destruction – a puzzle defying any unique causal explanation – continues. The examples where policy is pursued in apparent indifference to anything resembling rigorous reflection, has become so extreme as to provoke a former British military chief (and former head of NATO forces in Afghanistan), Lord Richards, to huff that the relationship between strategy and any synchronisation of ends has become hopelessly broken in the West.

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West at inflection point in Ukraine war

Sunday, 19 June 2022 — Indian Punchline

(L-R) Romanian President Iohannis, Italian PM Draghi, Ukrainian President Zelensky, French President Macron and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz held a press conference in Kyiv, Ukraine, on 16 June 2022.

Henry Kissinger predicted some three weeks ago that the Ukraine war was dangerously close to becoming a war against Russia. That was a prescient remark. The NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg in a weekend interview told Germany’s Bild am Sonntag newspaper that in the alliance’s estimation, the Ukraine war could wage for years.

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Statewatch News 10 June (Issue 09/22)

Friday, 10 June 2022 — Statewatch

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After a short break due to public holidays we’re back with our latest edition, featuring:

  • New law that will break encryption must be withdrawn
  • Relocate refugees, or externalise borders?
  • Keeping an eye on Frontex

In this issue you will also find articles on: the latest steps in the move to expand the ‘Prüm’ police data-sharing network; a chilly reception for a plan to ensure the biometric registration of Ukrainian refugees, and more – plus our extensive roundup of news from across Europe.

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The World Doesn’t Work That Way Anymore

Monday, 6 June 2022 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Alastair Crooke

The fixation with Ukraine essentially is but a gloss pasted over the realities of a global order in decomposition.

The First World War signalled the end to a mercantilist order that had evolved under the aegis of European powers. One hundred years later, a very different economic order was in place (neoliberal cosmopolitanism). Believed by its architects to be universal and everlasting, globalisation transfixed the world for an extended moment, but then started the subsidence from its zenith – precisely at the moment the West was giving vent to its triumphalism at the fall of the Berlin Wall. NATO – as the order’s regulatory system – addressed its attendant ‘identity crisis’ by pushing for eastward expansion toward Russia’s western borders, disregarding the guarantees it had given, and Moscow’s virulent objections.

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How Russia Can (And Will?) De-NATO-ize Europe

Mnoday, 6 June 2022 — Moon of Alabama

In a video published yesterday Gonzalo Lire, currently under house arrest in Karkov, is asking a very interesting question:

What Happens To Europe When Russia Wins? (vid)

Lira states, and I agree with him, that Russia will win the war in the Ukraine, take the south and east to likely create a new country and leave the rest of the cadaver for Poland, Hungary, Romania, Lithuania and others to feast on.

But then what?

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Ukraine is a millstone around Europe’s neck

Sunday, 29 May 2022 — Indian Punchline

by M. K. BHADRAKUMAR

“Brotherly friends”: Ukrainian President Zelensky (R) and visiting Polish President Andrzej Duda, Kiev, May 22, 2022

The fallout of the war in Ukraine over Europe is largely seen in terms of the uncertainties over the continent’s heavy dependence on Russian energy and the impact of it on the economies of the 27 EU member countries. Imposing restrictions on Russian oil has proven a much more complicated task than imagined previously.

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Statewatch News 20 May (Issue 08/22)

Friday, 20 May 2022 — Statewatch News

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Welcome to our latest edition, featuring:

  • AI technology and migration: regulation required
  • Frontex’s disappearing documents
  • Italy denies rights to Tunisian deportees
  • “On the spot” biometric ID checks, more police data

Don’t forget to check out our extensive roundup of news from across Europe from the last fortnight, now categorised by theme.

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EU stumbles over Russian oil slick

Wednesday, 11 May 2022 — Indian Punchline

by M. K. BHADRAKUMAR

Hungarian PM Viktor Orbán (R) with  President of European Commission Ursula von der Leyen, Budapest, May 10, 2022

The European Union officials are insisting that oil sanctions against Russia are coming. On Sunday, France’s Ecological Transition Minister Barbara Pompili was certain that “we will reach (an agreement) by the end of the week.”

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EU has spent over €340 million on border AI technology that new law fails to regulate

Thursday, 12 May 2022 — Statewatch

The EU has spent €341 million on research into artificial intelligence technologies for asylum, immigration and border control purposes since 2007, yet the proposed AI Act currently being debated in EU institutions fails to provide meaningful safeguards against harmful uses of those technologies, says a report published today by Statewatch.

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Statewatch News 6 May (Issue 07/22)

Friday, 6 May 2022 — Statewatch

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Welcome to our latest edition, featuring:

  • A new report from Statewatch and the Transnational Institute: At what cost? Funding the EU’s security, defence, and border policies, 2021–2027
  • Event: AI at the borders: negotiations, regulations and fundamental rights
  • EU sanctions against “radical rhetoric”, intelligence agencies in asylum proceedings
  • Spain and Morocco renew security cooperation agreement linking organised crime and “irregular” immigration

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The Great Currency Reset and Why Europe Is Trapped

Russia’s Gazprom HALTS gas flows to Poland and Germany; Europe in PANIC as rolling blackouts are inevitable unless Europe finds RUBLES

Thursday, 28 April 2022 — NWO Report

Author: Nwo Report

Source: (Natural News) In the bombshell news of the week, Russia’s Gazprom natural gas exporter, exactly has promised, is shutting off gas flows to nations whose gas importers refuse to pay for gas in Rubles.

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Sit Back and Watch Europe Commit Suicide

Tuesday, 12 April 2022 — Strategic Culture Foundation

If the US goal is to crush Russia’s economy with sanctions and isolation, why is Europe in an economic free fall instead?

By Pepe ESCOBAR

The stunning spectacle of the European Union (EU) committing slow motion hara-kiri is something for the ages. Like a cheap Kurosawa remake, the movie is actually about the US-detonated demolition of the EU, complete with the rerouting of some key Russian commodities exports to the US at the expense of Europeans.

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Radical Mercenaries from Ukraine Move to Live in Europe

Thursday, 31 March 2022 — New Eastern Outlook

Author: Valery Kulikov

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In early February – long before the official announcement of the creation of a “foreign legion” by the Kiev regime – the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry openly declared that it would facilitate radical veterans of the recognized terrorist Liberation Army of Kosovo to move to Ukraine. Given this circumstance and the growing number of foreign mercenaries operating in Ukraine, including those from Albania and Croatia, in particular jihadists from Kosovo who fought earlier in Syria, Russian President Vladimir Putin has already warned German Chancellor Olaf Scholz about the growing threat to Germany and to Europe as a whole of radical Islamism. After all, there is no doubt that, once the fighting in Ukraine is over, the surviving fighters will move to Europe.

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