zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 09/08/2014 20:17
While Italian and Spanish political (and business) leaders are lauding Mario Draghi’s plan to buy more assets and print more money, it appears not everyone is so excited. As Reuters reports, Christian Social Union chairman and Bavaria state premier Horst Seehofer (who is well known [...]
washingtonsblog.com / September 1, 2014
Senior U.S. Intelligence Officers: Beware Flimsy “Intelligence”
MEMORANDUM FOR: Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany
FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS)
SUBJECT: Ukraine and NATO
We the undersigned are long-time veterans of U.S. intelligence. We take the unusual step of writing this open letter to you to ensure that you [...]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 08/06/2014 18:02
Having discussed his view that the Ukraine government is at fault for worsening the conflict, Russia’s Putin explained to Angela Merkel that a “rising civilian toll has created a humanitarian crisis in Ukraine.” However, it was Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu’s comments that “the world has [...]
blog.milesfranklin.com / Bill Holter / August 4th, 2014
I think that it is becoming very clear that we are headed over a cliff in every way imaginable. All you need to do is look around, we are at the edge economically, financially, socially, geopolitically and morally. Let me help you “look around” at [...]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 07/31/2014 20:30
While many were amused by this photo of Putin and Merkel during the world cup final showing Europe’s two most important leaders siding side by side, some were more curious by just what the two were scheming:
Thanks to the Independent, we may know the answer, [...]
infowars.com / by PAUL JOSEPH WATSON / JULY 24, 2014
Financial analyst Jim Willie sensationally claims that Germany is preparing to ditch the unipolar system backed by NATO and the U.S. in favor of joining the BRICS nations, and that this is why the NSA was caught spying on Angela Merkel and other [...]
gata.org / By Birgit Jennen / June 23, 2014
By Birgit Jennen Bloomberg News Monday, June 23, 2014
BERLIN — Germany has decided its gold is safe in American hands.
Surging mistrust of the euro during Europe’s debt crisis fed a campaign to bring Germany’s entire $141 billion gold reserve home from New York [...]
globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com / By Mike “Mish” Shedlock / June 19, 2014
Politically Expedient Potato Toss
German Chancellor Angela Merkel would like to help British Prime Minister David Cameron in his quest to stop Jean-Claude Juncker from becoming European Commission president.
Neither she nor Cameron wants Juncker as EC president. But chameleons like Merkel can change their [...]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 05/25/2014 17:12
As reported previously, the 2014 European Parliament is set to be a stunning setback for the “old” Europe with a surge in Euroskeptic seats in the European parliament.
This is further confounded when one consider that Euroskeptics are set to outright win the vote [...]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 05/11/2014 20:50
What is most remarkable about the following detailed FT profile of the Cannes November 3-4, 2011 G-20 summit (when Europe, knowing well virtually every other option had been exhausted and was forced to grovel for Chinese cash)…
…is not that Obama, facing [...]
zerohedge.com / By Tyler Durden on 05/02/2014 11:55 -0400
Two months after Obama first mentioned the “costs” to Putin should he continue to do what the Russian leader has been doing for, well, the past two months, namely copycatting how the US would act if in the exact same situation, Obama today will be assisted [...]
endthelie.com / March 29, 2014
The National Security Agency reportedly spied on as many as 122 foreign leaders and had over 300 reports on German Chancellor Angela Merkel, according to reports.
Read our latest: “Obama: Russia must move troops away from border with Ukraine” and “House and Senate approve $1 billion aid package for Ukraine, [...]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 03/17/2014 13:47 -0400
Just a few short hours after Obama issued an executive order declaring sanctions against a select group of Russians and Ukrainians, here comes the EU, whose unelected leaders have just slammed not only those Crimeans and pro-Russian Ukrainians who dared to organize and execute the [...]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 03/13/2014 10:05 -0400
It’s crunch time for Ukraine.
With just over two days to go until the Crimea referendum, all the actors are stepping up the diplomacy to afever pitch in a desperate attempt to talk Putin out of formally annexing the peninsula following results which [...]
thedailybell.com / By Staff Report / March 04, 2014
Ukraine crisis: Angry Angela Merkel questions whether Putin is ‘in touch with reality’ German newspaper claims that in a conversation between Angela Merkel and Barack Obama she was heard to question the Russian President’s grip on reality … The German mass circulation Bild newspaper wrote on [...]
globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com / Mike “Mish” Shedlock / Thursday, February 20, 2014 12:35 AM
A proposal by French president Francois Hollande got me thinking about “The Law of Bad Ideas“.
I did a search for the phrase and surprisingly, nothing came up. Thus, I get to define the phrase.
Law of Bad Ideas: Bad ideas don’t [...]
globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com / Mike “Mish” Shedlock / Wednesday, February 19, 2014 1:23 AM
Just when it seemed that president Obama had anger over US spying under control, German Chancellor Angela Merkel stepped to the plate with a hard verbal punch aimed straight at Obama’s face and the NSA.
Please consider Angela Merkel Backs EU Internet [...]
zerohedge.com / Tyler Durden / 02/08/2014 10:23 -0500
A few short months after Putin cornered the US state department into a disastrous foreign relations dead end with the false flag Syrian escalation which achieved none of the predetermined nat-gas-to-Europe pipeline ambitions, instead alieanting the US from both staunch allies Saudi Arabia and Israel, the Russian [...]
dailybell.com / Staff Report / December 20, 2013
Merkel Speech: Chancellor Urges Reforms to Preserve Euro … In the first parliamentary speech of her third term, German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned that Europe needs to take more action to make its single currency crisis-proof and urged states to undertake binding economic reforms. – Der [...]