Sunday 23rd of July 2017

who the devil does he thinks he is?....

the devil soros...

European integration as a concept is impossible to argue with. However, the EU as it currently stands is clearly dysfunctional and out of sync with the needs of the vast majority of its citizens. It is being run in the interests of a neoliberal elite that consider national sovereignty and political stability anathema to the priority of being able to rake as much of a return from short-term investment as and where the opportunity arises. It is this perverse and grotesque interpretation of ‘freedom’ and ‘liberty’ that has dominated the institutions of the EU, plunging them into crisis in the wake of the global economic crisis of 2007/08.

The result of the crisis within neoliberalism has been the growth of anti-politics – or to be more specific ‘anti-politics-as-usual’ – that was embodied in the decision of the British people to exit the EU (Brexit) in 2016, and in the election of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States later in the same year.

European integration without Russia is a political oxymoron. It is an oxymoron that has underpinned the EU in service, not to the economic or political needs of Europe’s citizens but instead in obeisance to the needs of Washington and the unipolar world that has obtained since the demise of the Soviet Union in 1991. Thus we have European governments that have chosen to worship at the feet of Rome – i.e. Washington – with all of its consequences when it comes to peace and security while attacking Russia as the cause of those consequences when in truth it has been the biggest victim of them.

George Soros and everything he represents could never be part of the solution to the crisis within the EU. On the contrary, Soros is part of the problem. Until European governments recognize this, recognize that the failings of the EU are indistinguishable from the failings of neoliberalism; they are dealing with a crisis that will only deepen going forward.

Read more:

https://www.rt.com/op-edge/391006-soros-eu-crisis-economy-russia/

 

the devil is cashing in...

New York City Council members are demanding city taxpayers pay for defense attorneys for convicted criminal illegal aliens. The plan is reportedly being pushed by a foundation funded by billionaire George Soros.

Despite Mayor Bill de Blasio continuing his sanctuary city and open border policies, the Soros-linked group and city council members do not believe his plan does enough. Under de Blasio’s current plan, he is providing illegal aliens with more than $16 million of taxpayer money to pay for their lawyers, according to a New York Times article.

Approximately 27 of 51 city council members have sent a letter to de Blasio, asking him to follow the Soros-linked model provided by New York Immigrant Family Unity Project. The plan mandates that even convicted criminal illegal aliens receive taxpayer-funded attorneys.

“We want to step away from rhetoric that one person is more deserving than another in representation,” pro-sanctuary city Councilman Carlos Menchaca told the New York Times in an interview.

By not giving taxpayer-funded lawyers to convicted criminal illegal aliens, as the Soros group has modeled, the council members say de Blasio is practicing “exclusion.”

“We are concerned that the exclusion you propose will not only undermine our city’s commitment to due process for all but will also perpetuate the failures and racial disparities that pervade our criminal justice system,” the council members’ letter stated.

The organization behind the push to make American taxpayers pay for convicted criminal illegal aliens legal fees is funded by Soros and is a re-creation of the now-defunct Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), as Breitbart Texas reported.

The Center for Popular Democracy (CPD) created the New York Immigrant Family Unity Project to get progressive, sanctuary cities onboard with plans to pay for illegal aliens’ criminal defense attorneys.

Soros showered CPD with funds recently, as Breitbart Texas reported. In 2016, Soros’ Open Society Foundation gave CPD $705,000 in grants to “support efforts challenging anti-Muslim sentiment” and “support advocacy on access to economic opportunity.” In the First Quarter of 2017, Soros’ Open Society Foundation gave CPD another $150,000 to “support policy advocacy on access to economic opportunity.”

read more:

http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2017/06/04/soros-linked-group-behind-push-to-make-taxpayers-pay-for-convicted-criminal-illegal-aliens-lawyers/

Of course this info coming from an Uncle Rupe "affiliated" media source, we should be circumspect. But Soros is the guy who "brought you" the Panama Papers "scandal" designed to demonise people in many countries, while not touching a single hair of a US citizen (as if no-one in the US was crooked), all in order to "prove" that Putin was corrupt by association with a cello player.

Soros is worse than Uncle Rupe in some ways, especially considering that Soros really believes in "freedom" for you as long as it's in his own crooked terms of the Democrats without socialism and plenty of elitism.

Qatar's Emir to visit France

Qatar's Emir to visit France in late summer – French presidency

France said on Monday the emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, would travel to France at the end of the summer, as the small Gulf country remains embroiled in a dispute with several other Arab states. President Emmanuel Macron spoke to al-Thani by telephone on Monday to discuss the situation in the region, the president's office said in a statement. "During this telephone exchange, the Emir said that in view of the situation, he expected to come to France at the end of summer," the statement added. Diplomatic sources had said earlier that Qatar's emir was expected to visit France in the coming weeks. (Reuters)

https://www.rt.com/news/line/

 

Meanwhile at cutting your nose  to spite your own face:

 

After the annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation EU started economic  sanctions against Russia. These were extended after the shot down of MH17 and because of continous fighting in Eastern Ukraine.

Now in 2016 many EU memberstates want to lift these sanction. The main reason for this is economic pain. The situation in Eastern Ukraine has not improved. Another reason to drop sanctions is these failed to influence the settlement of any key issues.

The EU’s economic sanctions that target Russia’s energy, military, and financial sectors are up for renewal on January 31. The review of the EU’s Russia policy is likely to be held during an EU meeting in October .

An overview of states in favour of lifting sanctions. 

Germany: German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she had “the very greatest interest in stopping sanctions” against the Kremlin. Merkel also said her country, the biggest European economy, was ready to ask the EU to remove the bans against Russia if pro-Moscow forces operating in east Ukraine remain committed to peace. “As soon as we see progress in the Minsk agreement, we will loosen the sanctions,” Merkel told party colleagues at an event in northeastern Germany on Monday evening. (thelocal.de)

France:  French President Francois Hollande has called for an end to European Union sanctions against Russia over the crisis in Ukraine amid growing dissent in the 28-nation bloc on the restrictive measures. (source)

Slovakia which holds EU presidency : EU should drop Russia sanctions, Slovak PM says after meeting Putin (Reuters)

Italy: Italy’s Demand Delays Extension Of EU Sanctions Against Russia (Radio Free Europe)

Hungary: has taken a similar line as Slovakia.

Czech Republic: President Milos Zeman, a backer of Russia, has repeatedly called for ending sanctions and the head of the upper house of the Czech parliament pleaded with German Chancellor Angela Merkel to end them

Luxembourg, Austria, Bulgaria, Cyprus and Greece are also advocates of lifting the sanctions. (Russia Today)

Against lifting sanctions

Lithuania FM: EU Sanctions on Russia Should Stay (source)

The Netherlands: probably against lifting sanctions. Minister of Foreign affairs Koenders was critical  at Slovakian prime minister as the current EU presidency stated EU should lift sanctions (source)

Poland : Poland says lifting Russia sanctions now would weaken EU authority (Reuters)

http://www.whathappenedtoflightmh17.com/an-overview-of-eu-members-wantin...

 

Note that the "Russian annexation" of Crimea was only done AT THE REQUEST OF THE CRIMEAN PEOPLE, after a popular vote like a vote for "the independence of Scotland" somehow.. 

soros the interferer...

 

JAFFA, Israel — As a Holocaust survivor, a successful financier who embraces free market capitalism and a philanthropist who champions liberal democracy, George Soros should be a darling of the Israeli establishment. But Mr. Soros has failed the only litmus test that seems to count for Israel’s current leadership: unconditional support for the government, despite its policies of occupation, discrimination and disregard for civil and human rights.

For years Mr. Soros largely avoided Israel-related philanthropy, but he became involved in 2008 when he contributed to J Street, a moderate pro-Israel, pro-peace lobbying group based in Washington, after it was founded. Through his Open Society Foundations, Mr. Soros also contributes to the Israeli human rights organization B’Tselem and the anti-occupation group Breaking the Silence, which have been subjected to a growing delegitimization campaign by the Israeli government.

But Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, raised the stakes in this feud last week when his foreign ministry issued a statement that backed a Hungarian government propaganda effort against Mr. Soros and joined its denunciation of him. This contradicted earlier remarks by Israel’s ambassador to Hungary, Yossi Amrani, who had expressed dismay at the $21-million billboard campaign by the ruling party of Hungary’s prime minister, Viktor Orban, that has targeted Mr. Soros for his support of services for refugees and immigrants. The poster campaign, which has also attracted explicitly anti-Semitic graffiti, “evokes sad memories but also sows hatred and fear,” said the ambassador, referencing the fate of Hungarian Jews in the Holocaust.

The foreign ministry spokesman denied that the Israeli ambassador’s comments “meant to delegitimize criticism of George Soros” by Mr. Orban’s government. Instead, the spokesman went on to attack the billionaire philanthropist for “continuously undermining Israel’s democratically elected governments,” by his funding of organizations “that defame the Jewish state and seek to deny it the right to defend itself.”

Mr. Orban has personally accused Mr. Soros’s operations of “trying secretly and with foreign money to influence Hungarian politics” — a statement that appears to toy with an anti-Semitic trope about Jewish influence and yet strangely echoes the Israeli foreign ministry’s condemnation of Mr. Soros. It takes some gall on the part of Mr. Netanyahu to choose this moment to kick Mr. Soros while he’s down — not only because Mr. Soros is, once again, a victim of anti-Semitism in the heart of Europe, but also because he is being vilified in Hungary for trying to combat the same racist, anti-minority sentiments that led to the Holocaust.

read more:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/17/opinion/george-soros-israel-hungary.html

Time for Soros to be exposed...