Monday, December 10, 2012

Lord Stirling's News Blog EUROPE


 Lord Stirling's News Blog EUROPE
Holy Shroud of Turin

Syrian "rebels" make unified military command ~ link ~ link Syrian “rebel” militia groups established a new unified command last Friday in talks in Turkey, attended by officials from the US, Britain, France, the Gulf States and Jordan. Around 500 delegates elected a 30-member Supreme Military Council and a chief of staff.

The US and its allies pushed for the revamping of the military command, as they previously had with the anti-Assad political leadership, in order to tighten their control over opposition forces in preparation for a more aggressive intervention into Syria.

Assad's strategy shift keeps "rebels" at gates of Damascus ~ link ~ A rebel assault on Damascus has failed to make serious gains in the Syrian capital, diplomats have said, warning that the struggle between the regime of Bashar al-Assad and the opposition is now likely to drag on longer than had been expected.

The diplomats say that the Syrian government has adopted a new strategy in recent weeks whereby it withdraws its troops from bases that are indefensible in order to concentrate them in Damascus and other cities it views as strategically crucial. This pull-back enabled the army to launch a successful counter offensive in the past week, relieving the military pressure on the capital and improving its negotiating position.

"The government says it made a strategic choice not to defend smaller outposts," says one analyst in Damascus who did not want to be named.

Russia and USA in Geneva talks over future of Syria ~ link ~ Russian and American diplomats have met in Geneva to discuss the future of Syria with the UN envoy, Lakhdar Brahimi, according to the Russian foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov, who insisted the meeting did not imply Moscow had softened in its support for the Syrian leader, Bashar al-Assad.

Lavrov said the 'brainstorming session' involving Brahimi with senior officials from Washington and Moscow, had been agreed last week when Lavrov, Brahimi and the US secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, met in Dublin.

Economic crisis fuels military intervention as the chemical weapons "threat" becomes the New Pretext for War ~ link ~ There is no real separation between what is happening in the economic and political spheres and the military one.  The driving force is the tiny demonic super-elite, the Global Banking Cartel families headed by the Rothschild Empire.  What is happening with Syria/Iran and Israel/GCC states etc. is not really about that part of the world but about the End Game Strategy to implement the satanic New World Order global high-tech slave state with far, far fewer of us "unnecessary eaters".  The Middle East is being used to trigger a new global war, the Third World War, which will be the Armageddon of the Bible.   Stirling     

Vatican calls for World Government and a New World Order ~ link ~ Anyone who is really aware of what is/has been happening within the ranks of the Catholic clergy should not be surprised at this.  The Church of Rome has largely gone over to the 'other side' with its decades of child abuse and 60% of its clergy now gay.  The majority of people that I have known, that have gone to prison, have been Catholic priests.  It did not use to be that way, but it is the great falling away from the faith by many of the hierarchy and priests that was warned of in various apparitions of Mary, the Mother of Jesus.   Stirling   

The leader of the Catholic Church, Pope Benedict XVI, has called for the establishment of World Government and a New World Order.

In a speech made at the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace on Monday December 3 2012, the Pope called for the “construction of a world community, with a corresponding authority,” to serve the “common good of the human family”.

As a means of defending global peace and justice, the pope’s vision for the establishment of World Government and a New World Order is supposedly not to create a new superpower, but a new governing body that offers to those (politicians) who are responsible for making decisions, criteria for judgment and practical guidelines.


Egypt: Military warns of 'disastrous consequences' ~ link The military said serious dialogue is the "best and only" way to overcome the nation's deepening conflict over a disputed draft constitution hurriedly adopted by Islamist allies of President Mohammed Morsi, and recent decrees granting himself near-absolute powers.

"Anything other than that (dialogue) will force us into a dark tunnel with disastrous consequences; something which we won't allow," the statement said. It was read by an unnamed military official on state television.

Mursi calls on military in Egyptian crisis ~ link ~
Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi issued a decree Sunday giving army officers the authority for the next week to make arrests with a view to “maintaining public order.” Calling in the military to supplement the police is an indication of the reactionary preparations taking place behind the scenes as the political crisis deepens in Egypt.

The new Law 107 puts the military in control of security measures during the week leading up to a December 15 referendum on a new constitution for Egypt, drafted by a commission controlled by Mursi’s Freedom and Justice Party, the political arm of the Muslim Brotherhood, the group that represents the Islamist faction of Egyptian big business.

Italy's worst 5-days in 6 months ~ link ~ It's all good. That's what Monti says about the political 'vacuum' being left behind. Sure enough those cagey bond chaps did not like the news and with Italian and Spanish bond spreads now wider by 40-50bps in the last 4 days, and Italy seeing its worse 5-day run in over 6 months, one could be forgiven for believing some semblance of sanity was returning to pricing in Europe. But no. Stocks, on average, ended the day nicely green - buoyed by a surge in the US into the European close. Spain and Italy's stock markets did drop but regained a lot of the loss by the close. Credit markets (IG, HY, and financials) remain notable underperformers - just unable to muster the enthusiasm of equity holders into year-end. Europe's VIX rose to 17.4% - breaking back north of the US VIX (after recoupling last week). EURUSD is going out unchanged from Friday's close - having traded 50 pips lower early last night.

Italian spreads are at one-month wides, broken above their 50DMA, and have seen the biggest 5-day widening since early April 2012... but apart from that - all is well.

Europe clings to scorched-earth ideology as Depression deepens ~ link ~ Like the generals of the First World War, Europe’s leaders seem determined to send wave after wave of their youth into the barbed wire of tight money, bank deleveraging, and fiscal austerity a l’outrance. 

The strategy of triple-barrelled contraction across a string of inter-linked countries has been the greatest policy debacle since the early 1930s. The outcome over the last three years has been worse than forecast at every stage, and in every key respect. 

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