Israeli airstrike kills 4 in Golah Heights ~ link ~ The Israelis seem to be getting an 'itchy trigger finger' (more than normal) lately. Stirling
The latest attack came on the heels of reports saying that Israel launched attacks on Syrian army bases late on Friday. Al-Arabiya said that Syria’s 155th and 65th strategic missile brigades, stationed in Qalamoun near the Syria-Lebanon border had been targeted.
Golan Heights has been under the Israeli occupation since the 1960s. The Tel Aviv regime captured 1,200 square kilometers (460 square miles) of the Golan Heights during the Six-Day War of 1967 and annexed the region in 1981.
France will pay 1.1 billion Euros to Russia rather than deliver the Mistral-class warships ~ link ~ Another hit on the French people for the Rothschilds! Stirling
France plans to pay back costs for the Mistral helicopter carriers ordered by Russia if they are not delivered, returning €800 million and paying compensation for other expenses totaling €300 million, French media reports citing government sources.
Capital controls arrive as Greece begins confiscating deposits of small debtors ~ link ~
Last week, the Greek government issued a decree which called for local governments to transfer excess cash to the central bank so that Athens would be able to pay pensions, salaries, and the IMF. The move is expected to raise as much as €2 billion to help keep the country afloat while the country’s “amateurish, time-wasting gambler” of a FinMin feebly attempts to find some kind of middle ground with his EU counterparts and as PM Tsipras pulls out all the stops including the old EU Summit sideline end-around with Merkel and the wild card energy gas pipeline advance from Gazprom (which may portend the dreaded “Russian pivot").
If the “temporary” local government reserve sweep constitutes what we have branded “soft” capital controls, we now have the first evidence that the “hard” variety may have arrived because as Kathimerini reports, Greek debtors are having their deposits seized in lieu of payment. Here’s more:
I have out of town guests so today's blog posts are very limited, sorry. Tim Earl of Stirling