Moscow confronts ‘good cop, bad cop’

Wednesday, 9 February 2022 — Indian Punchline

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz (L), French President Emmanuel Macron (C) and Polish President Andrzej Duda (R) met in Berlin on February 8, 2022 in the format of the so-called Weimar Triangle.

Americans use the slang “lockstep” recalling a characteristic trait of their prisons of the 19th century when inmates had to shuffle step due to the chain that linked their legs. But the US President Joe Biden used that powerful evocative metaphor to convey on Monday that his country and Germany are aligned on fighting any Russian aggression in Ukraine.

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It’s a Gas… Germany Outraged by US Colonial Arrogance By Finian Cunningham

15 January 2019 — Strategic Culture Foundation

It’s a Gas… Germany Outraged by US Colonial Arrogance

This time the outspoken US ambassador in Berlin may have gone too far to be ignored. The German government has denounced as a “provocation” letters that the American envoy sent to companies involved in the Nord Stream 2 project warning them of possible US sanctions.

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How the Western Media Deciphers the Neo-Nazi Code By Michel Chossudovsky

13 May 2014 — Global Research

The Western Media Finds Nazis In Numbers On Procter and Gamble Soap Packages, But Not In The Ukraine

There are no Neo-Nazis in Ukraine. According to the Western media, its all part of “a relentless Kremlin-driven propaganda offensive that uses World War II-era terms and imagery”.

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The Art of Collaborating with the Nazi’s: Hollywood & America Reek of Nazi Influence

6 September 2013 — Boiling Frogs

Hitler’s Propaganda Principles Alive in 21st Century

 

The studio heads, who were mostly immigrant Jews, went to dramatic lengths to hold on to their investment in Germany. Although few remarked on it at the time these men followed the instructions of the German consulate in Los Angeles, abandoning or changing a whole series of pictures that would have exposed the brutality of the Nazi regime….At the center of the collaboration was Hitler himself. Continue reading

The International Justice System and the Hunt for Africans By Alexander MEZYAEV

14 August 2013 — Strategic Culture Foundation

The summer of 2013 was a hot one for Nigeria, and not just in terms of the weather. On the one hand, the country’s populace and government have been subjected to new and increasingly violent attacks from terrorist groups, first and foremost from Boko Haram. On the other hand, Nigeria is experiencing massive pressure from the International Criminal Court, international human rights organizations and the local fifth column. This synchronized attack comes amid the destabilization of a number of neighboring countries…

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VTJP Palestine-Israel Newslinks 13 August 2013: Israel Lobby Threatens Freedom of Speech in Germany

13 August 2013 — VTJP

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International Middle East Media Center

Release Of 26 Detainees Initiated
IMEMC – Israeli sources have reported that Israel started the release of 26 Palestinian political prisoners as part of the efforts to resume direct peace talks with the Palestinians. The release started after the Israeli High Court rejected appeals filed against the release. …

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German publisher advocates “less democracy

20 September 2011 — German Foreign Policy

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(Own report) – A recently published book, by one of the most influential German newspaper publishers, is pleading for a transition toward “less democracy.” The “voice of the people” and the “emancipatory Zeitgeist, putting everything into question,” has a too “paralyzing influence” on current governance, writes the publishing house in its blurb for the book. The author therefore demands to “correct the system” for “more efficient policy making.” These “corrections” must include the dismantlement of democratic participation. Continue reading

Amid Calls for ‘Less Democracy,’ German Security Agencies Caught Planting Spyware on Private Computers

11 August 2013 — Anti-Fascist Calling

Revelations by the Chaos Computer Club (CCC) that German secret state agencies are installing spyware on personal computers capable of transforming a PC’s webcam and microphone into a listening device, sparked outrage across the political spectrum.

It has since emerged that despite legal requirements that police do so only with a warrant and only if surveillance intercepts are used to prevent threats to “life, limb or liberty,” authorities are not complying with strict limits laid down by Germany’s Supreme Court.

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FRINFORMSUM 8/9/2013: NSA Revelations Might Play a Part in Upcoming German Elections, NSC Records Still Not Subject to the FOIA, and More By Lauren Harper

9 August, 2013 — Unredacted

International fallout from Edward Snowden’s revelations of NSA surveillance methods continues this week, and might play a role in Germany’s upcoming elections. The German newspaper Der Spiegel reports that the NSA leaks demonstrate that German intelligence “sends massive amounts of intercepted data to the NSA,” and that “center-left Social Democrats have made the Snowden revelations an issue in Germany’s upcoming parliamentary election.” Continue reading

Video: ‘United Stasi of America’: Kim Dotcom ‘defaces’ US embassy in Berlin

9 July 2013 — RT

A light project by German artist Oliver Bienkowski and online activist Kim Dotcom beamed onto the building of the US mission in Germany from Sunday night into Monday. Using a powerful projector, the words lit up the embassy’s walls, making the comparison visible to all in the vicinity.

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US-EU Spy Scandal Challenges Transatlantic Trade Talks By Igor ALEXEEV

8 July 2013 — Strategic Culture Foundation

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Photo: Protest in Germany against PRISM. Banner: “Against state surveillance”.

Snowden’s revelations have put a deep freeze on US-EU relations. Diplomats in Europe are searching for (and finding) bugs in their embassies. Influential politicians speak about this unprecedented betrayal of the transatlantic partnership. The popular German magazine SPIEGEL has published its bitter conclusion: «Berlin is a third-class ally». Can this super-scandal doom the trade talks with the US?

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