Category Archives: Europe & EU

Assange hung out to dry by the left

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So hanving been sold out by a carefully managed implosion of his wiki leaks party, all over whether preferences were going to go to the left or right, It’s pretty fair to say Assange has been used and discarded by the left for apparently failing one of their claimed moral standards. Sure all the sex allegation stuff was carefully put  in a memory hole while he was hot property, along with he fact he acted like a bit of a heart breaker when women were literally throwing themselves at him. But that’s the left and feminism for you, they love a bad boy and then want to scream a blue murder (or rape) when the sour grapes arrive. I mean he really should have known that being a white male is toxic commodity to leftists and they were primed to drop him like a stone when a small amount of heat came on.

So all this bullshit about principles ( free speech, transparency, political freedom, commitment….) it all goes out the window when the next bandwagon arrives. So what can we do now for Assange?

The Australian government has left him out in the cold, despite the fact they are right now willing to send 50 police and ATSB to war torn Ukraine to look for Australian body parts and stolen luggage, But a living Australian citizen in a friendly country with a politically hot legal hassle, nope.

So apart form beating the drum and producing memes that might get stuck on an Ecuadorean embassy fridge in London, lets look and some overlooked facts about Assange.

I can almost feel a man cringing at a laptop reading and thinking “Oh shit, what’s this gonna be”.

Julian Assange was born on July 3 1971, the same day Jim Morrison died. Strangely there are more connections and similarities.

Morrison was born in a place called Melbourne (Florida) and left in order to study, later becoming a famous counterculture icon. Morrison famously fled the US to Europe (France) escaping a contrived court case.

Assange moved to place called Melbourne (Victoria) to study, later becoming a counterculture icon. Assange famously fled from Europe (Sweden) to the UK to escape a contrived US prosecution.

Both had in common:

  • Had transient childhoods and continued traveling as adults.
  • Born during foreign wars their countries were involved in, Morrison: WW2, Assange: Vietnam.
  • Well read, serious, intelligent drop outs, critical of war.
  • Were described as rock stars and had love children.
  • Were applauded/hounded for the ideas they promoted.
  • Were politically minded and spoke of their concern for the present and future.
  • Were known to ham it up for the camera occasionally.

Morrison in his later years, even after all that booze and drugs makes a remarkable prediction. (That hair is real)

Assange in his early 40′s showing the prediction is true and having a bit of a giggle. (That is a wig)

Sweden’s Political Correctness Insanity

It seems that Julian Assange is not the only victim of Swedish Government Political Correctness. When will people understand that just because something is bad (racism) doing the opposite is not necessarily good (Not allowing an opinion on cultural or religious practices of others.) Just because right -wing neo-con -liberals are assholes, it doesn’t mean that left-wing nut-jobs are not dickheads. It’s a bit like the Israel-Palestine conflict, if you are foolish enough to pick a side there, you haven’t understood the problem.

Let’s just blame white males instead. For everything. Because Hitler was a white male. Therefore….

Or , instead of letting yourself be sucked in emotionally like the Germans under Hitler, you could start to  think for yourself:  In the game of life,  the devil always finds a new disguise, and it’s not necessarily  what  you expect.

 

Here is an update from Pat Condell on the “Insane Asylum” formerly known as Sweden.

 

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What the Left Does Not Understand About Islam | FrontPage Magazine

 

Complex and thoughtful article on the historical failures of the left, explaining why the left believes that Islam is just another victim of western  warmongering and capitalism, rather than the Fascist ideology it really is. Surprise : The left also did not understand the true evil of  Hitler’s  National Socialism and therefore was completely ineffective in combating it.

 

The left is blinded by it’s own ideology and therefore cannot see the forest for the trees. It cannot  see what the real problems are and therefore cannot solve them.  Of course they cannot come from the neo-liberal right either , who believe that everything will be all right as long as they only look out for themselves and their cronies at the expense of the population.. The ineffectiveness of both sides ultimately gives birth to ugly hateful  Neo-nazi type movements..One can only hope that some people with half a brain have learned the lessons of history , but I’m not betting on it.

 

What the Left Does Not Understand About Islam | FrontPage Magazine.

Petro Poroshenko “Willy Wonka” New Ukraine president

Petro Prorshenko; Ukraine's Chocolate and sweets Billionaire is elected president of Ukraine.

“But that is how things work in eastern Europe”  Petro Poroshenko; Ukraine’s Chocolate and sweets Billionaire is elected president of Ukraine.

We might think it strange to vote a chocolate factory billionaire as president of the country, we voted for a man with red Speedo’s  (aka underpants) to run our nation.

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Even in the east where he was least popular, at least 1 in 3 people voted for him. With such a large primary vote a run off was not required.

So now there is talk of corruption, How Poroshenko got his billions, his connection to Euromaidan via his TV channels etc.

Curiously much of his wealth come from Russians enjoying the old Soviet era chocolates and sweets that his factories produce. Could the tensions over Ukraine and Crimea be solved by the taste buds of Russians?

Stranger things have happened.

So what does he actually look like?

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Liberal party stench of corruption intensifies

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I wish we could all ‘do the heavy lifting’ like Tony Abbott and his family are.

 

Dad bringing home 500,000 per year with a guaranteed superannuation of 200,000 per year plus perks, Daughter getting a full scholarship to university, Mum used to work for the Rothschild’s (masters of of the financial universe) bank. Gee they are doing it tough! Well they would be doing it tough if the average wage was 2 million per year, but its not. This greedy pig has his snout in every trough and is as corrupt as they come. He has the audacity to talk about doing things according to the constitution. Well Mr Abbott, the Australian constitution I have read clearly specifies the penalty for treason as being, death by hanging. What is does not specify is where the culprit is to be hanged from. Honestly, it’s looking more and more likely that Tony Abbott will be the first sitting Prime Minister of Australia to be hung for treason, and I suggest that if we can’t hang him by the scrotum we’ll hang him by his ankle…until dead.

 

 Old money is behind politics, as the puppet masters.

UK met office: No global warming for the last 15 years

Met office concludes there has been no global warming for the last 15 years

Met office concludes there has been no global warming for the last 15 years

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/research/news/recent-pause-in-warming

Of course the global warming people will call the Met  Office ‘a fringe anti-government cult’ or ‘paid off shill’.

The last time global warming was a plausible theory was when Bill Clinton was in office.

Global warming and climate change celebrates 15 years of cognitive dissonance.

Ukraine Chess: Russia’s first moves

Russian pawn Yukanovych to Rostov, Russian military to Crimea. Ukraine forces unknown in strength and location, fear Dnipropetrovsk under threat.

Russian pawn Yukanovych to Rostov, Russian military to Crimea.
Ukraine forces unknown in strength and location, fear Dnipropetrovsk under threat.

 

In Russia first moves of geopolitical chess they have secured their pawn in their major trading port of Rostov-on-Don, and moved forces to the Russian sympathetic region (oblast) of Crimea. Apparently minimal violence has occurred and the Russian are questioning legitimacy of the ousting of Yukanovych. Ukraine is concerned that Dnipropetrovsk (home to nuclear weapons, missile and defense industries) will be the next target for Russian occupation. Its difficult o determine whether Russia is acting with outright aggression/conquest of simply making sure things don’t get too out of control, perhaps both are true. The distance between Kiev and Moscow is similar to the distance between Melbourne and Sydney, so no one want things to get too crazy.

The Ukrainian upheaval: Some geopolitical perspectives

The Ukraine is becoming a complex and fast moving conflict with multiple factions having multiple agendas.

For the latest updates: https://twitter.com/EuromaidanPR

It seems that this conflict started as a proxy war between Russia/CIS  vs  EU/US, but additional home-grown factions soon saw their chance to enter the power vacuum. The Crimea has talked of independence so what you have is at least four factions.

Some might argue Russia is simply suffering from a bruised ego, but the conflict goes deeper than this. The former USSR states are attempting to for a new USSR called the CIS, a copy of the EU incorporating many of the former USSR states.  You might be wondering why Ukraine is so important to Russia and the CIS in this plan. The answer is of course petrochemicals, not oil per se this time, but rather gas pipelines.

The Gas

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The Ukraine is strategically important have the majority of Russian gas pipelines to Europe, Without the Ukraine Russia has only one pipeline going  through  Belarus to deliver is gas to Europe. Giving Belarus a monopoly on gas delivery to Europe would make Belarus far too powerful for Russia’s liking, and far too powerful in a proposed CIS.

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Russia is of course building other pipe lines to be less dependent on the Ukraine and Belarus, but these are massive projects and take significant time and resources to complete.

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The gas deals are of course very controversial, Yukanovych and Tymoshenko were both implicated in dirty deals and skimming money off gas deals with Russia, and most recently (2010) the controversial Ukrainian decision to allow Russian to keep its black sea fleet in port of Sevastapol, on the Crimean peninsula until 2042.

The Crimea

Crimea has wanted Independence from both Russia and the Ukraine for at least a decade. The Crimean Economy is largely based on the two navies stationed there, (the Ukrainian and Russian) the industries that support the Navies.  Tourism Is economically significant being a temperate ( and Russian speaking)  beach side resort for many people of the CIS. The Crimean does not want to risk bad relations with Russia and the CIS, as the tourism money would disappear.

While Russia has other land that borders the Black sea, they have had their navy stationed In Sevastopol since 1783, briefly forced out by the Germans in WW2, so naturally feel they belong there. Sevastapol is part of the Ukraine so the Ukrainian navy feel it should belong there. As a deep water port the Crimean has some interesting advantages, because of its island/peninsula arrangement the Navy can quite easily surround and defend its port from land based attack, This makes it a natural stronghold, not something any navy would want to give up. The black sea flows through the Dardanelles past Gallipoli (which we all should know about) into the Mediterranean (of importance to the EU) and then to the rest of the world’s oceans.

This of course leads to somewhat strange situation of two navies both being stationed in the same place, almost a naval cold war.

So what this is about is the politics of the middle man.

For the Gas pipelines Ukraine and particularly Kiev are able to set the price (and quantity) of Russian gas entering the EU. Controlling this flow of energy and money between two powerful economic blocs makes for significant political power and significant risk of corruption.

For whoever controls the Crimea and Sevastopol controls the black sea and its ability to deploy naval and military force in the region. Controlling a geopolitically significant deep water seaport is an extremely powerful tool in diplomacy. Russia wants to build a gas pipeline under the black sea so will need to control the black sea to assure the project and hardly want the additional expense of building a new naval port as well.

An independent Crimea would be unlikely to create a naval fleet of its own and would likely take the highest bid to station any interested party, which could be almost anyone, Turkey, US, EU, Iran… This could become a geopolitical lottery, or just Russian Roulette.

It’s not easy being an honest middle man.

Ukraine protesters shot, Oligarchs flee

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DxkDiAcSF8

Army marching to Kiev allegiance uncertain, political turmoil, EU and US sanctions on senior politicians.

Russian military implicated in ‘berkut’ armed crackdown.

Euromajdan protesters retake independence square, at least 13 protesters killed by sniper fire, possibly up to 100 dead. 67 police taken prisoner by protesters.

Many oligarchs and senior political officials are attempting to fee the country, even taking armoured cars full of loot to the airports.

Titushki (government paid vandals/thugs) wandering city destroying property and attacking people.

Hard to say if this civil war at this stage or exactly what it could be defined as, but it is certainly happening.

Ukraine: violent clashes, revolution likely

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Links to live stream channels.

http://channel9000.net/euromajdan2/

Some English commentary from:

http://channel9000.net/spilno3/

protesters defeat armoured personnel carrier

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6Eaqfi6gZg

protesters using guns and attacking riot cops

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=34e_1392746107#qMxuguTeJ7T5irHc.99

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