Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
Wed Apr 19th, 2023 at 12:40:40 PM EST
This morning an impressive documentary on EuroNews about the yearly March of the Living at Auschwitz with interview of a lone survivor David Schecter who lost 105 family members.
My earlier diary ...
Global Xenophobia and Historical Amnesia | July 1, 2018 |
Tue Apr 18th, 2023 at 01:40:14 PM EST
Mon Apr 17th, 2023 at 03:10:36 PM EST
Presentation midday today by Dutch Intelligemce … theme FEAR Inc.
See the writings by Noam Chomsky, Walter Lippmann, et.al.
Herman's "Propaganda model of communication" to "Manufacturing consent"
Commonly in recent decades, the warnings were for leftist politics, anti-Israel and Islam extremists ... search not for societal roots of inequality, homelessness, poverty or persons left behind by government. Never heard the AIVD sending a warning about poor performance by government institutions in The Hague.
Mon Apr 17th, 2023 at 10:56:31 AM EST
Candidates need to be approved by the White House and will not be a U.S. citizen ... no name will officially be put forward as all the discussion, evaluation and lobbying will be behind the curtains of diplomacy until a clear candidate floats on top to be the lead contender.
NATO is well entrenched in hawkish policy, a European land war that will endure, don't do diplomacy or takes initiatives to a ceasefire or peaceful settlement. All eyes are set on deployment towards Indo-Pacific to confront a growing power of China and the need for posturing in defense of China's province Taiwan.
Public opinion is formed by manipulation and war propaganda, si skills need to be broad and a career of experience. So the European foreign ministers or country leaders will be watched as candidates. Easy entry to the White House and Joe Biden will be imperative, as is leadership in partnership on military investment and activity.
I am watching VDL and Mark Rutte for their candidacy ... both have turned quite hawkish pro-NATO where their difference lies in loyalty to the EU. Rutte is more a Atlanticist pro policy as represented by Boris and Donald. This means larger states from the Franco-German-Italian axis will not support Rutte. For New Europe states their preference will be a NATO chief from their group of nations, strong opinion anti-Russia. However, NATO has become more of a global player and not focused on Europe and Russia alone. Chance for Rutte to get support from the Eastern front.
Game is on ...
Well, this was a false start as no one was willing to replace Stoltenberg during a war with Russia. Even today there is an option for another year delay ...
Sat Apr 15th, 2023 at 08:53:23 AM EST
The policy advocated seven years ago by France and President Macron about "strategic autonomy" has not been achieved, but under the assault by US presidents Trump and Biden, it has regained momentum and some urgency today.
Interesting times ahead as the US 2024 elections loom and U.S. Politics turns inward to domestic policy ... and the economy.
More below the fold ...
Fri Apr 14th, 2023 at 10:48:01 AM EST
BRICS Currency vs US Dollar: Is the end of Dollar dominance near? | Business Africa |
Brazil's Finance Minister Fernando Haddad, who's accompanying Lula in his trip to China, said local currencies are already used in bilateral trade through instruments such as credit receipts. The goal, he added, is to expand mechanisms that allow trade operations to be settled without the intermediation of a third currency.
"The advantage is to avoid the straitjacket imposed by necessarily having trade operations settled in a currency of a country not involved in the transaction," he told reporters in Shanghai.
Thu Apr 13th, 2023 at 10:35:04 PM EST
Reporter: Document leaker 'frantic and distraught' over publication
NATO Special Forces On the Ground In Ukraine
Tue Apr 11th, 2023 at 10:59:50 AM EST
EXCELLENT 😄 🇪🇺
Don’t fight stupid wars …
Obama’s ‘Don’t Do Stupid Shit’ Foreign Policy | FP - June 4, 2014 |
From hope and change, to resets and pivots, to singles and doubles, to not sticking your finger in the electric socket. How far we've fallen.
According to multiple reliable sources, on Air Force One during President Barack Obama's recent Asia trip, he spent some time talking with his traveling press corps about his approach to foreign policy. He was defensive and, by one account, "fuming." He felt that the criticism of his approach was unfair. He had clear ideas about how to manage America's global interests. In his own words, they centered on a single concept: "Don't do stupid shit."
Thu Apr 6th, 2023 at 02:50:08 PM EST
Continues below the fold ...
Mon Apr 3rd, 2023 at 09:06:24 PM EST
Damning leaks claim Jeremy Corbyn secretly brought down by party officials Monitoring Desk | Published September 25, 2022 |
UNELECTED officials undermined democracy within the UK's Labour Party, Al Jazeera has claimed in a new documentary, suggesting that "operatives secretly took control" of the party to thwart Jeremy Corbyn's leadership.
The three-part series, titled The Labour Files: The Purge, is based on "the largest leak in British political history" comprising 500 gigabytes of documents, emails, video and audio files from the Labour Party dating from 1998 to 2021, the Qatari-owned outlet said, adding that its investigation unit would be releasing a series of reports on the leaked files over the coming week.
It said the data reveals "how senior officials in one of the two parties of government in the UK ran a coup by stealth against the elected leader of the party".
Sun Apr 2nd, 2023 at 05:19:59 PM EST
See update below …
Big Words from Warring Parties Making Less Sense As Stalemate Endures
Pleas for a ceasefire and peace talks fall on deaf ears in Ukraine ...
Earlier resentful posts from Ambassador Melnyk ...
Fri Mar 31st, 2023 at 09:37:28 PM EST
Your take on today's news media
Fri Mar 31st, 2023 at 06:10:26 AM EST
Where the road to a second term hits a detour ...
Wed Mar 29th, 2023 at 12:55:05 PM EST
Keir Starmer way behind the curve ... end of Labour long overdue, putting in great effort to succeed.
Mon Mar 27th, 2023 at 08:03:43 PM EST
Renaissance art, Michelangelo, Hillsdale, Florida, DeSantis, Charter Schools, ... Puritans, Pilgrim Fathers, Leiden, Dutch Reformed, Michigan, Slavery, Blackwater, Erik Prince, White Supremacy, Jan 6th Insurrection, Trump University ..
Michelangelo Persona Non Grata In Florida
How did the Bubonic Plague make the Italian Renaissance possible?
The Black Death (1347-1350) was a pandemic that devastated the populations of Europe and Asia. The plague was an unprecedented human tragedy in Italy. It not only shook Italian society but transformed it. The Black Death marked an end of an era in Italy, its impact was profound, and it resulted in wide-ranging social, economic, cultural and religious changes. These changes, directly and indirectly, led to the emergence of the Renaissance, one of the greatest epochs for art, architecture, and literature in human history.
Perils of the Enlightenment - 250 Years Later | Jan. 3, 2019 |
Mon Mar 27th, 2023 at 08:53:53 AM EST
Fallacies of US Strategic Thinking
Sending VP Harris to Our African Friends
Wed Mar 22nd, 2023 at 08:32:24 PM EST
Annual Waffen SS marches glorifying nazism in Europe.
My diaries @BooMan ...
Wed Mar 22nd, 2023 at 06:30:57 PM EST
Several major terror attacks in Europe by NATO aligned Gladio
Fri Mar 17th, 2023 at 09:47:44 AM EST
Added chapters on #Syria and #Iraq in lead-up to NWO and war in Ukraine …
Work in progress ...
Thu Mar 16th, 2023 at 08:40:52 AM EST
Rutte Falls As Years Were Wasted
Preliminary analysis …
Just as Red Wall Labour in the UK was punished, so 13 years of Rutte governance in The Hague responsible for multiple cans of headache dossiers kicking down the road. Rural Netherlands punished the arrogance of rich Randstad of economic wealth, especially Amsterdam, Rotterdam and The Hague.
Wopke Hoekstra and party chairman Marnix van Rij, did not represent the roots of the CDA electorate ... Hoekstra set on the lap of Mark Rutte and partied for business profits and hurting the ordinary, hard-working people. The support votes for Pieter Omtzigt was an indicator of the problems within the Christian Democrats. He was on the list in 2021 and received 342,000 votes, the equivalent of 5 seats in parliament. At the request of Mark Rutte, he should be offered a position outside of parliament because of his effort in transparency of the childcare benefits scandal due to discriminatory tax policy and AI algorithm accusation of fraud in households.
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