U.S. Army invades virus plagued Europe

16 March 2020 — Organizing Notes

[Update 17 March 2020: The US has suspended Defender Europe 20. See https://www.rt.com/news/483231-us-nato-defender-drills-coronavirus/ W.B]

In the midst of a staggering virus epidemic that has shut much of Europe down, the insane and arrogant United States is presently sending 30,000 Army troops throughout Europe for war games.

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China’s Offers Experience in Europe’s Fight Against COVID-19

8 March 2020 — Telesur

Epidemiologist Bruce Aylward at the China-WHO joint expert team press conference, Beijing, China, Feb. 24, 2020.

Epidemiologist Bruce Aylward at the China-WHO joint expert team press conference, Beijing, China, Feb. 24, 2020. | Photo: Xinhua – EFE

The World Health Organization stressed that international cooperation is crucial to managing the outbreak.

At an extraordinary council on the COVID-19 epidemic held in Brussels on Friday, the European Union (EU) health ministers agreed to develop a coordinated approach to prevention and protection of people at risk, and establish coherent containment measures, including evidence-based advice concerning travel to and from risk areas.

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Statewatch News Online, 26 February 2020 (03/20)

26 February 2020 — Statewatch

e-mail: office@statewatch.org

Also available as a pdf file: http://www.statewatch.org/news/2020/feb/email-26-2-20.pdf

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7.   Refugee crisis: latest news from across Europe (21.1-3.2.20)

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Statewatch News Online, 17 February 2020 (02/20): No saving lives at sea

17 February 2020 — Statewatch

EU diplomats call for changes to Operation Sophia so “chances to conduct rescue operations are lower”

The European External Action Service (EEAS) has called on EU governments to limit the saving of lives at sea by Operation Sophia. A note sent to the member states’ permanent representatives in Brussels says the mission should prioritise the enforcement of a UN arms embargo on Libya, rather than monitoring migrant smuggling activities, and suggests that ships could be placed “at least 100km off the Libyan coast, where chances to conduct rescue operations are lower.”

See: Meeting of the Council (Foreign Affairs) on 17 February 2020 – Preparation c) Libya (5995/20, EU RESTRICTED, 12 Februray 2020, pdf)

The issue is being discussed today by the EU Foreign Affairs Council, where there will be an “exchange of views” on Libya
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Toxic residues through the back door

17 February 2020 — GM Watch

Pesticide corporations and trade partners pressured EU to allow banned substances in imported crops

Below is an excerpt from an important report that is worth reading in full in order to appreciate the assault on public health that’s being attempted by corporate lobbyists and those EU Commission officials who wish to accommodate their demands.

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The West Displays Its Insecurity Complex

19 February 2020 — Consortium News

The only complaint the U.S. allows is that the United States might not defend us enough, when the greater danger comes from being defended too much, writes Diana Johnstone on the Munich conference.

By Diana Johnstone
in Paris
Special to Consortium News

The West is winning!” U.S. leaders proclaimed at the high-level Annual Security Conference held in Munich last weekend.

Not everybody was quite so sure.

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Operation Barbarossa II: Setting The Stage For War

7 February 2020 — New Eastern Outlook

NEO COLLAGE 5832I have written several times about the continuing NATO preparations for an attack on Russia, a second Operation Barbarossa, the code name for the Nazi invasion of the USSR in 1941. Circumstances prompt me to write about it again, for as of the last week in January the Americans and their gang of lieutenant nations in NATO have commenced the biggest military exercises in 25 years to take place in Europe. The code name for this operation is Defender-Europe 20 but we can interpret that as Attack-Russia 20; in effect a preparation for an attack on Russia comparable to the Nazi invasion in 1941 that killed 27 million Soviet citizens, wounded countless more and destroyed everything west of the Urals and led ultimately to the crushing of the Nazis that launched the attack.

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RAY McGOVERN: German TV Exposes the Lies That Entrapped Julian Assange

7 February 2020 — Consortium News

A major German TV network has aired an interview with the UN rapporteur on torture that reveals the invention of the Swedish “rape” case against Julian Assange.

By Ray McGovern
Special to Consortium News

Ray McGovernTruth has broken through for those confused about how a publisher ended up in a maximum security prison in London with a one-way extradition ticket to court in the U.S. and the rest of his life behind bars.

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