Category Archives: War in Europe

What’s a Greek Urn?

About 10 drachmas an hour, enough to buy a henway (if he had a job) Today (Sunday) is election day and the results are coming in. The mainstream “Conservative” (by Greek standards) party support going with the bailout – only … Continue reading

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Greece tunnels under the ECB, empties vault

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/financialcrisis/8723588/Greece-forced-to-tap-emergency-fund.html Greece quietly has started taking money from the Emergency Fund to deal with liquidity problems in Greek banks. So if I was a person living on Cyprus and I’m not a Turkish Muslim, I’m getting a bit nervous right … Continue reading

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Africans rioting in London

http://m.smh.com.au/world/anarchy-in-london-after-police-kill-man-20110807-1ihol.html Following a shooting by police, one of London’s public housing projects for immigrants has erupted in violence. Libya’s locusts are buzzing loudly

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The Norway plot thickens…

One of my suspicions looks to be accurate and so far no reporter seems to have asked the question: “Did he try to kill specific people, or was he randomly killing anyone he could?” He was on the island by … Continue reading

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The face of the “right wing” in Norway

Meet Siv Jenson, the leader of the Progress party – the political movement in Norway so toxic that no party wants to have them in their ruling coalition, despite being the 2nd largest political party in the country. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Progress_Party_(Norway) The … Continue reading

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Explosion in Oslo

Two are dead in a truck bomb attack on the equivalent of Washington DC, severely damaging the building housing the Prime Minister. Norway isn’t exactly a hotbed of terrorism – this is clearly an attack on the government using a asymmetical … Continue reading

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Talking Turkey

Here is a document laying out the NATO military force levels in 1999 http://www.nato.int/docu/review/2001/defence0103-en.pdf Turkey has the largest military by far (other than the US). Anyone still asleep in Europe will soon understand why Turkey is the country drawing up … Continue reading

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Is that a cucumber in your pants?

European authorities can’t seem to get a handle on the source of the virulent strain of E Coli bacteria that is killing people in Germany who ate raw “organic” cucumbers. I have a guess – it’s the same source that … Continue reading

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Serbia: Clashes erupt over arrest of Mladic

http://www.ajc.com/news/nation-world/clashes-erupt-in-belgrade-961175.html Ratko Mladić was indicted in 1995 by the toothless “International Tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law Committed in the Territory of the Former Yugoslavia since 1991″ for so-called war crimes.   He was … Continue reading

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France announces Pakistan agreement

The same day Pakistan is telling the United States to remove its troops within Pakistan, France is announcing a broad sweeping agreement to expand trade and other ties with Pakistan AP Pakistan

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