Most foreign ministers at the EU two-day meeting in the Latvian capital expressed hopes that the latest Minsk agreement would be a success, and there would be no need to impose further sanctions on Russia. The meeting had a format of an informal discussion, where the ministers touched the topics of the Minsk agreements and the OSCE mission in Ukraine, as well as the possible stepping up of pressure on Russia to “promote peace.”
Former Mossad Chief Meir Dagan: Netanyahu government IS MORE FRIGHTENING than all Israeli enemies ~ link ~ To say the least, Meir Dagan is NOT some bleeding heart liberal softie .... he is one tough SOB that is totally committed to the Zionist state of Israel. However, he sees dear old Bibi for the grave danger to his people and to the entire world that he is!!! Should we not do the same? Stirling
Israelis go to the polls on March 17, in a vote in which right wing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is seeking a fourth term in office. On Friday a number of polls showed that Netanyahu’s Likud and Isaac Herzog’s Zionist Union parties are neck and neck.
President Assad: Actually, you have two points, or two reasons, let’s say. First one is not related only to the French; it’s related to every official who is complicit and involved in the propaganda and the aggression against Syria during the last four years. It’s about the end of this war will unmask those officials in front of their public opinion, in a country where there is public opinion. I don’t mean Saudi Arabia and Qatar, where there is no public opinion anyway. But generally, they will be unmasked about the question “what is the revolution that you mentioned, that you talked about? How could a revolution collapse or fail if you have the support of the West, the support of regional countries, all this money and armaments and so on, and you supposed that he’s a dictator who is killing his good people, so the people are against him, regional countries are against him, and the West is against him, and he succeeded.It’s one of two options: you’re either lying to us, or you’re talking about a superman. Because you don’t a superman, he’s a regular president, it means he could withstand for four years only because he has the public support. It doesn’t mean full public support, one hundred percent, or absolute public support, but definitely have support from a part, a large amount of the Syrian people.” So, this is a lie that the public opinion in the West and in other countries will ask the officials about. What about the Arab spring that turned out to be – instead of budding flowers – blood and killing and destruction? Is that the spring that you talked about? This is one reason.
Five suspects arrested by Russia over Nemtsov murder ~ link ~
Moscow's Basmanny district court has arrested five people in connection with the murder of Boris Nemtsov, a prominent opposition figure, who was gunned down last week.Two judges are reviewing the charges against the five people brought before the court by the prosecutors on Sunday.
Two of them are Zaur Dadaev and Anzor Gubashev, who were identified as key suspects in the killing of Nemtsov after their detention on Saturday.
Torture of Palestinian detainees by Israel soared in 2014 ~ link ~
All in all, 51 cases of torture were reported in the second half of last year, according to an attorney representing those accused of security offences. The data was obtained by Haaretz from military courts, and the Public Committee Against Torture in Israel.
“In years past there were a few rare cases. But something has changed,” the attorney said.
Twenty-three Palestinians sent a number of complaints of torture they had suffered in 2014 by Shin Bet, Israel's internal security service. Each of the plaintiffs said they experienced several methods of torture.
Boko Haram pledges allegiance to ISIS ~ link ~ Setting the stage for the sub-Sahara Africa War Theater to WWIII. al-Baghdadi is really a Jewish Israeli actor who is a Mossad agent!!! Stirling
Jihadist monitoring group SITE said that it was Boko Haram leader Abu Bakr Shekau who formally pledged the allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the self-proclaimed leader of the Islamic State, Reuters news agency reported.
UK poverty is forcing women into low-paid jobs ~ link ~ The economy in the United Kingdom, like so much of the world, is controlled by the Global Banking Cartel and they are totally vicious in robbing the masses of their wealth using the bought and paid for political whores in Parliament. Rather then the current global economic depression, the economy could be GREAT if we would only send the banksters to jail and/or to hell. Stirling
A new study says rising poverty in Britain has left a record number of women with no choice but to opt for low-paying jobs.
The study by the Trades Union Congress has revealed that many female workers are cleaners, babysitters and hairdressers with low wages, adding that opportunities for more lucrative posts are much limited.
The research also shows that many working women are pensioners who have to do a job to make their end meets. The number of women working beyond retirement age has almost doubled since 2007, with about 445,000 women aged 65 or more now in work.
According to the report, millions of women were driven to the workplace following the 2007 financial crash. There are now more than 14 million women who earn a meager 20 pounds per week on average.
EU rejects Varoufakis payment plan: Greece risks bankruptcy ~ link ~
The problem is that this will come far too late to satisfy not only the upcoming IMF payments (as a reminder these are due as follows: €350 million on March 13, €580 million on March 16 and another €350 million on March 20), but now that Greece no longer has access to the various pension and social security funding "swaps" it may even be unable to rollover its next T-Bill maturity. Recall Greece has a total of €2 billion in debt-servicing payments, including T-bill redemptions and IMF obligations coming due on Friday.
Greek student confronts Eurogroup chief on 'loan sharking' ~ link ~
Following a speech at Delft University in Holland, Eurogrpup head Jeroen Dijsselbloem was confronted by a calmly-spoken, rational-thinking Greek student, who explained the misery and insanity of what the EU is doing to Greece... "1000s of Greek have committed suicide because of your policies... you keep on giving loans to Greece to pay back the same loans... its like going one loan shark to another loan shark to get more loans to pay back another loan shark."
'Tell the Truth': Irish protesters rally against biased national broadcaster ~ link ~ If only more nations would follow this lead we could break the back of the evil globalists and their drive towards WWIII. Stirling
A crowd assembled on Saturday in Dublin, Ireland, outside the headquarters of RTE, the country national broadcaster to protest against ‘biased reporting,’ which they say only represents the interests of the elite.
March 20: Supermoon Solar Eclipse ~ link ~
This spring should reward plenty of star-gazers, especially in Britain, which will experience its deepest solar eclipse in 15 years, as well as a Supermoon, all at the same time – an event that will sink the island into twilight for two whole hours.
The Supermoon eclipse, as the phenomenon is known, is an astronomical alignment where the Moon is sent on a trajectory between the Sun and the Earth, depriving us of light. The event will occur on March 20 at around 8:40GMT.
Dry Ice on Mars may help in any effort to colonize the red planet ~ link ~
A new way of generating energy could potentially power human colonies on Mars, a new study claims. This is thanks to nothing more than dry ice, which is abundant on the red planet, according to recent research.
Solar Impulse airplane is set for an epic global flight ~ link ~
A record-breaking attempt to fly around the world in a solar-powered plane is set to get under way on Monday. The aircraft - called Solar Impulse-2 - will take off from Abu Dhabi and head east, first to Oman, and then to India. Over the next five months, it will skip from continent to continent, crossing both the Pacific and Atlantic oceans in the process.