Dagelijkse archieven: 4 maart 2017

Het is goed te weten wat er nu werkelijk speelt in de Oekraïne

Aangeleverd door: Ed Vries

Tectonic shifts are continuing to occur in the political landscape of the Ukraine.


The Ukraine is a failed state, politically and economically. And, as a failed state, the Ukraine has plenty of armed gangs and even official armed forces,

but nothing like the kind of modern and civilized military you need to take on the Novorussians who, far from being a failed state, are a young state

which has just completed the modernization of its armed forces. The difference between the Ukrainian and the Novorussian armed forces is not just

the result of Russian help, although they clearly played a major role, but the fact of the Novorussians having a capable fighting force has been a matter

for survival from day 1, whereas for the junta this has never been a priority simply because there never was a military threat to the junta’s power.

Bean-counters will tell me that the Ukrainian forces are about 2x to 3x larger, which is quite true. It is also irrelevant. What matters is whether they

can mount modern, combined arms operations and that is something that the Ukrainian military does not seem to be capable of.



Zelfs Jean-Claude Juncker moet het toegeven: De ‘droom’ van een EU-superstaat is over.

Aangeleverd door: Ed Vries

‘We’ll never become a state’ Juncker says EU Superstate Dream is OVER amid Voter Backlash


The EU Commission chief insisted any dreams some politicians may have of a United States of

Europe are dead and buried amid voter apathy about the project and growing divisions amongst

its member states on migration, Brexit and trade.


He admitted that he was once a federalist himself, but said he now appreciated that ordinary Europeans will

not accept the imposition of a superstate by the back door and that Brussels must allow national governments

a greater say on Europe-wide policy.



Did Barack Obama Tap The Phones At Trump Tower During The Last Months Of The 2016 Election?

Aangeleverd door: It’s Me

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Klik:>Did Barack Obama Tap The Phones At Trump Tower During The Last Months Of The 2016 Election?

by Geoffrey Grider

President Donald Trump has accused Barack Obama of tapping his phones at Trump Tower in a flurry of tweets early Saturday morning.

Trump tweeted that the former president had been spying on him in October, a month before his election victory.  ‘Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my ‘wires tapped’ in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!’

McCarthyism, which the president used in his first tweet, is the practice of making accusations of subversion or treason without proper regard for evidence.

Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my “wires tapped” in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 4, 2017

Trump started tweeting shortly after 3.30am ET and posed the question: ‘Is it legal for a sitting President to be ‘wire tapping’ a race for president prior to an election?’

In another tweet Trump said it was a ‘new low’ for the former president and compared it to ‘Nixon/Watergate’. Trump also linked Obama to Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s meetings last year with Russia’s US ambassador, Sergey Kislyak.

‘The first meeting Jeff Sessions had with the Russian Amb was set up by the Obama Administration under education program for 100 Ambs,’ he tweeted.

Trump’s team has sought to push back over its connections to Russian officials by pointing out instances of Democrats meeting with Kislyak. The president did not provide any additional evidence to back up his claims. Obama has not responded to the accusations.

But he seemed to be referring to a Thursday evening radio show hosted by Mark Levin that claimed Obama executed a ‘silent coup’ of Trump via ‘police state’ tactics, according to far-right Breitbart News.

Levin suggested the former president should be the target of congressional investigation.

Just a day before the election last year, former Heat Street editor Louise Mensch reported that ‘sources with links to the counter-intelligence community’ confirmed that a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA) had granted a FISA court warrant in October to monitor activities in Trump tower.

On Wednesday, a New York Times report said White House officials took efforts in the closing days of the Obama administration to analyze and spread information about Russian election interference, driven by a concern that the material might get buried by Trump.

Intelligence agencies rushed to analyze raw intelligence material about Russia connections, going over months-old material as the extent and possible motives of what the agencies say is Russian election hacking emerged.

Officials made efforts to ask specific questions at intelligence briefings as a way to get the information into the record and be archived for examination later.

In January, American law enforcement and intelligence agencies examined intercepted communications and financial transactions as part of a broad investigation into possible links between Russian officials and associates of Trump, according to the Times.

The FBI led the investigations, aided by the National Security Agency, and the Treasury Department’s financial crimes unit. source

Geoffrey Grider | March 4, 2017 at 10:19 am | Categories: The Big Story | URL: http://wp.me/p1kFP6-czw

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