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Plan B From Planet X

The war on ISIS is about as clear as the plot line of the famous Bela Lugosi SciFi classic, Plan 9 From Outer Space…………..

The nightly news is sometimes full of the atrocities committed by that dastardly group….ISIS.  67 more words

International Situations

Why a NO vote in the Referendum is a Yes for a proud Greece in a Decent Europe - Talking with Phillip Adams, on LNL ABC Radio National

https://varoufakis.files.wordpress.com/2015/07/abc-lnl_20150701_2220-with-greek-national-anthem.mp3

Late Night Live has been a daily companion of mine since 1989. Phillip Adams, its presenter, is someone I consider a friend (he, in fact, interviewed me in 1991 on the… Greek crisis!). 25 more words

Ελληνικά

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Why Yanis Varoufakis recommends a NO in the referendum – in 6 short bullet points

1) Negotiations have stalled because Greece’s creditors (a) refused to reduce our un-payable public debt and (b) insisted that it should be repaid ‘parametrically’ by the weakest members of our society, their children and their grandchildren.

2) The IMF, the United States’ government, many other governments around the globe, and most independent economists believe — along with us — that the debt must be restructured.

3) The Eurogroup had previously (November 2012) conceded that the debt ought to be restructured but is refusing to commit to a debt restructure.

4) Since the announcement of the referendum, official Europe has sent signals that they are ready to discuss debt restructuring. These signals show that official Europe too would vote NO on its own ‘final’ offer.

5) Greece will stay in the euro.  Deposits in Greece’s banks are safe.  Creditors have chosen the strategy of blackmail based on bank closures. The current impasse is due to this choice by the creditors and not by the Greek government discontinuing the negotiations or any Greek thoughts of Grexit and devaluation. Greece’s place in the Eurozone and in the European Union is non-negotiable.

6) The future demands a proud Greece within the Eurozone and at the heart of Europe. This future demands that Greeks say a big NO on Sunday, that we stay in the Euro Area, and that, with the power vested upon us by that NO, we renegotiate Greece’s public debt as well as the distribution of burdens between the haves and the have nots.

Below, Yanis Varoufakis talking with Phillip Adams, on LNL ABC Radio National ...

OIC You Have Never Heard of Me: The Forgotten Voice of Islam

The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is an international institution that was formed in 1969 as a result of an arson attack upon the Al Asqa Mosque in Jerusalem. 1,261 more words

Geopolitics

Five things that won't work in Iraq | Middle East Eye

Many of my friends have asked why I am so concerned with what is happening in Iraq and Syria…….after all it is no more than a chunk of sand. 178 more words

International Situations

Russia Might Actually Start World War 3

Russia announced on Tuesday that it is reviewing the legal status of the Baltic States (Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia) as independent countries after having left the Soviet Union in the 1990s.   1,122 more words

Europe

Conflict at a Crossroads: Can Nigeria Sustain Its Military Campaign Against Boko Haram?

Conflict at a Crossroads: Can Nigeria Sustain Its Military Campaign Against Boko Haram?

Publication: Terrorism Monitor

By: Andrew McGregor

The Jamestown Foundation

Expectations that the election of new Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari would lead to effective military measures against northeast Nigeria’s Boko Haram militants have been dashed in recent weeks as the terrorist group carried out strikes on Chad and Niger, in addition to an intensified campaign of suicide bombings within Nigeria. 2,756 more words

Geopolitics

India's "Global Power" aspiration: Technology is India's Achilles Heel

Yes I said “Global Power” & not “Super-Power” as the terminology seems to go! So I was having this discussion with a friend from Afghanistan. When I said that “as India’s might grows, her patience with Pakistan diminishes” & that we seek Afghan support, my feisty Afghan friend pointed to me that had they had half the strength of India, they’d have taken care of the problem. 1,228 more words

Current Affairs

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