RUSSIA THREATENS INVASION IF NORTH KOREA NUCLEAR RHETORIC CONTINUES

Daily Caller | Russ Read North Korea’s provocative nuclear rhetoric has gotten so bad even the Kremlin has come out against the hermit kingdom, warning continued nuclear threats could justify an invasion. The warning was issued in the form of a written statement from the Russian foreign ministry. It follows North Korea’s threat it would…

THE EUROPEAN UNION WAS AN AMERICAN IDEA

SOURCE: WASHINGTONS BLOG A Unified Europe: Born In the USA The former Bank of England head Mervyn King said this week that the “depression” in Europe “has happened almost as a deliberate act of policy”. Specifically, King said that the formation of the European Union has doomed Europe to economic malaise. He points out that Greece is…

UKRAINE COLLAPSE IS NOW IMMINENT

SOURCE: GEFIRA Two years have passed since Yanukovich was deposed and, as it turns out, another ruthless clan of oligarchs has taken power. No wonder then that Ukraine is heading for a new wave of violence and chaos. Oligarchs are fighting each other, the IMF is pulling out of the country, officials issue laws and…

SYRIAN REBELS FILM THEMSELVES HITTING A RUSSIAN TANK WITH U.S. MISSILE

SOURCE: JOSHUA KRAUSE On Friday, Syrian rebels posted a video of themselves striking a Russian T-90 battle tank with an American made TOW missile, in a suburb just north of Aleppo. Though this isn’t the first time the rebels have posted this kind of video (in fact, making these videos is often a US government stipulation for receiving…

ESCALATION IN LIBYA AND IRAQ; SYRIAN WAR MAY EXPAND TO LEBANON

SOURCE: SHADOWPROOF NEXT COLD WAR ROUNDUP 3/2/16 The US military is escalating their role in Iraq and Libya.  Saudis are threatening to destabilize Lebanon and open a new front in the Syrian war on its border with northern Lebanon by arming Sunni proxies there.  Turkey is on shaky ground with its NATO and other allies…

SOME REAL COSTS OF THE TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP: NEARLY HALF A MILLION JOBS LOST IN THE US ALONE

SOURCE: NAKED CAPITALISM The Trans-Pacifc Partnership (TPP) Agreement, recently agreed to by twelve Pacifc Rim countries led by the United States,1 promises to ease many restrictions on cross-border transactions and harmonize regulations. Proponents of the agreement have claimed significant economic benefits, citing modest overall net GDP gains, ranging from half of one percent in the United…

TURKEY TURNS OFF INDEPENDENT TV CHANNEL ON ‘TERRORIST’ CHARGE

SOURCE: REUTERS An independent Turkish broadcaster was pulled off the air on Friday over allegations of “spreading terrorist propaganda”, its general coordinator said, adding to fears of a government cracking down on the media. Turkey’s satellite provider Turksat halted broadcasts of IMC TV at the request of an Ankara prosecutor investigating whether the channel supported…

MORE FEAR: GLOBAL ECONOMY WILL SUFFER ‘A SHOCK’ IF BRITAIN LEAVES EU, G20 WARNS

SOURCE: TELEGRAPH The global economy will suffer “a shock” if Britain votes to leave the European Union, the world’s 20 leading nations have warned. In a joint statement, finance ministers from the G20 group of major economies unanimously agreed that the risk of “Brexit” posed dangers for international stability. George Osborne, who is attending the…