In the video below, V the Guerrilla Economist and Producer CJ break down the Italian referendum and the resignation of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. - JWS
In a surprise the Freedom Party of Austria (Freiheitliche Partei Österreichs, FPÖ) has conceded defeat in Sunday's presidential elections in the Austrian Republic, after successfully petitioning the country's judiciary to overturn the previous runoff vote of May 22 over serious voting irregularities.
While overshadowed by the defeat of Hillary Clinton-supporting Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi in an EU-shaking national referendum, the Austria vote appears to -- for now -- retain a critical brick in the crumbling Atlantic[ist] Wall of EU sanctions against Russia. The same sanctions Hofer told RT on the eve of the vote must be ended. But the Austrian businesses particularly the agro-lobbies that have pushed Alexander Van Der Bellen's predecessor to ease the sanctions against Russia aren't going away. [For background on the geopolitical and energy position of Austria as the 'rational (read: non-NATO/Washington dominated) Germans' from the Russians' perspective, read these articles from April 2016, "Austrian Military Chief of Staff: No One Will Prevent Us From Cooperating With Russia, Austria's President Says Anti-Russian Sanctions 'Disastrous'" and Sept. 2016, "Make Austro-Hungary Great Again".]
75 years ago, soldiers of Hitler's Wehrmacht were close enough to the Kremlin to see its church domes through their scopes. But the spearheads of a 'Europe united against Bolshevism', who had led the largest invasion in history numbering some 3.5 million men a few months before, would advance no further. Today an anti-tank barrier stands along the highway through the northwest side suburb of Khimki, marking the spot of the closest German approach to the Russian capitol.
Aided by the superb intelligence of deep cover agent Richard Sorge in Japan, the Soviets knew the Imperial Japanese would not attack in the Far East on behalf of their Axis allies. That enabled Stalin and his top commander Georgy Zhukov to transfer "15 infantry divisions, 3 cavalry divisions, 1,700 tanks, and 1,500 aircraft from the Far East to the European front in November 1941" and to turn the tables on a Wehrmacht that for two years had dominated Europe and known only victory.
In just a few hours the Italian people will wake up and go out to vote on what could be a national referendum even greater than the Brexit vote taken back in June. This is because the outcome of the vote, whether Yea or Nay, could very well determine the futures of not only Italy's place in the European Union, but also the solvency of Euro currency and of many Western banks.
A RogueMoney reader alerted the Russia Analyst to F. William Engdahl's piece at the New Eastern Outlook (NEO) about the globalists potentially using the Trump Administration as a trojan horse for their plans. Below are some responses to that question from the Guerrilla and three other sources we respect. - JWS
Surprise! After blustering that Turkish armed forces entered Syria to topple 'the tyrant Assad', the Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has backed off under pressure from Russia. As RT.com reports:
“The aim of the Euphrates Shield Operation [in northern Syria] is not any country or person, but only terrorist organizations,”Erdogan said Thursday, as quoted by the Hurryiet Daily News.
“No one should doubt this issue that we have uttered over and over, and no one should comment on it in another fashion or try to derail it,” he added.
U.S. News and World Report says several news outlets and aggregators smeared as conduits for 'Russian propaganda' to reach at least 15 million Americans are preparing legal action against the people behind @PropOrNot. It isn't clear from the US News article if these individuals are also weighing a libel lawsuit against the Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI), the neoconservative-dominated, Cold War 2.0 promoting think tank based in Philadelphia and Washington that pushed @PropOrNot's 'methodology' to Washington Post reporter Craig Timberg. Turning the tables when it comes to the use of anonymity, a private citizen who wishes to remain anonymous is offering a $10,000 reward, payable in bitcoin, for verified exposure of the identities behind @PropOrNot...
Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the President turned neo-Ottoman dictator of Turkey, is unmasking himself as an Islamist fanatic who cannot accept the crushing defeat of his proxies in Aleppo, by announcing 'we entered [Syria] to end the rule of the tyrant Assad'. Or is he just bluffing with a weak hand, judging by Moscow, Damascus and Tehran's calm reactions to the latest Turkish threats?
Nothing is quite as it seems in Syria. Jihadists who vowed to fight to the bitter end in east Aleppo crumbled in the span of 48 hours this past weekend. ISIS, which fought tooth and nail to hold Palmyra against the Syrian Arab Army and Russian advisers, after melting away before the Turkish invasion into the Syrian border town of Jarablus, is suddenly fighting the Turkish Army again. The Daesh-bags allegedly captured two Turkish soldiers embedded with Ankara's 'moderate rebel' allies. Or did they? Given the increasingly Islamist bent of the post July coup Turkish military, perhaps the Turkish infantrymen actually defected to Daesh?
At long last, the end game for Aleppo if not the Syria war is in sight. After over five years of fighting and fourteen months of a Russian air campaign, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its Lebanese Hezbollah, Palestinian, Iraqi Shi'a militia and Iranian allies have achieved a decisive victory in Aleppo. For the Syrian government, victory in Aleppo's bloody urban battle is their Stalingrad -- and for the jihadists sponsors in Riyadh, Doha, Ankara as well as London, Paris and Washington -- a stinging defeat.
Over the weekend jihadist lines collapsed in northern Aleppo, resulting in the loss of 40% of the territory the takfiris controlled in the eastern part of the city. With a Trump presidency eliminating hope of any Hillary Clinton imposed no fly zone and the failure of multiple counteroffensives intended to break the SAA's siege, the 'rebranded' Al-Qaeda/Jabhat Fateh al-Sham-led coalition in the eastern part of city has been bled of fighters, ammo and above all, morale.
According to Reuters, about 200 Canadian commandos are actively involved into the ground operation to recapture Mosul from ISIS rule. According to Michael Rouleau, Canadian Special Forces Commander, troops are engaged in a 'substantial' number of clashes with terrorists which continues to rise.
The Prince breaks open the latest issues surrounding the oil Monarchy and the survival struggle it faces.
When a government publicly declares they are imposing a new monetary or capital control on the people to 'save or protect' them and their money from being used for some form of criminal activity, then it is automatically time to get out of that currency immediately.