Mr Asselborn, whose country currently holds the rotational Presidency of the Council of the EU, drew attention to a contrast in approaches from member states. He claims that Germany and most EU countries understand the application of the 1951 Convention and Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees, but that some members fail to adopt properly the values of the organisation which he said are not limited to tangible treaty rights.
“The glue that holds us together,” he said, “is still the culture of human values. And this misguided nationalism can lead to actual war.”
UK elite preparing military involvement in Syria War ~ link ~ However the PM does NOT have enough votes in the House of Commons or likely even in the House of Lords!!! Stirling
Reactions are emerging toward the comments by General Nicholas Houghton, the chief of Britain’s defence staff, that the country should involve in anti-ISIL air strikes in Syria.
Analysts believe that Britain is preparing the British public opinion about a potential military involvement in Syria. However, they are unanimously warning that this strategy – that they say has been devised on fake grounds – is already doomed to failure.
Russians destroy 448 terrorist facilities in Syria over last 3 days ~ link ~
The Russian Air Force in Syria has made 137 sorties over last three days, hitting 448 infrastructure facilities belonging to Islamic State and other terrorists groups in the country, Russia’s Defense Ministry said.
US Secretary of Defense threatens both Russia and China ~ link ~ Demonic Neocon motto: WAR, WAR AND MORE WAR!!! Stirling
Game Changer: China - Pakistan Energy Corridor ~ link ~
China’s Investments. In December 2013, China committed $6.5 billion for the construction of a major nuclear power project in Karachi. In May 2014, another agreement was signed to supplement Orange Line metro train project in Lahore worth $1.27 billion. In November 2014, the two countries signed 19 agreements related to CPEC. In addition, Chinese firms started work on six mega power projects in Gilgit-Baltistan such as Dassu, Phandar, Bashu, Harpo, Yalbo to tackle Pakistan’s energy crisis.
Quest for Warm Waters. Mindful of the under development of its western provinces which are its soft belly and ongoing Uighur movement, China wants speedy modernisation of Xingjiang and other under developed provinces to bring them at par with eastern provinces. For the accomplishment of these dreams, China needs access to warm waters in Arabian Sea through Gwadar since this route to world markets is the shortest and the cheapest. This access was never granted to Russia.
Bibi and Obama meeting today ~ link ~
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet the US president later on Monday, with Israeli-Palestinian clashes high on the agenda.
King Michael, the Crown Princess Margareta and her husband, Prince Radu.
The Crown Princess and the King of Romania
In public outcry in Romania over corruption that allowed horrific nightclub fire, King Michael may regain throne for third time in his life ~ link ~ link ~ link ~ link ~ link ~ link ~ link ~ link ~ link ~ link ~ link ~ link ~ link ~ link ~ link ~ link ~ This is a collection of several stories and background information and photos. My sources tell me that in the aftermath of this fire, which was the greatest disaster in Romania for decades, that people all over the nation took to the streets demanding the resignation of the Prime Minister and an end to the endemic corruption. The PM did resign and the President says that a total change is needed in Romanian politics. The last King of Romania, lives in a Royal Palace in Romania, as does his heir the Crown Princess. Any total change is apt to see the old but respected King returned and perhaps the current President serving as a caretaker PM to clean up the mess! Stirling
Concerns that safety at the club was compromised because of corruption - a long-standing issue in Romania - have further fuelled public anger against the political elite.
Hundreds of protesters continue to hold rallies in Bucharest. The demonstrations have now entered their sixth day.
President Klaus Iohannis has called for a "sea change" in Romanian politics in the wake of the government resignation. He attended a protest on Sunday night in Bucharest's University Square, and wrote on his Facebook page afterwards: "I told people to stay involved, that only together we can all make Romania the country we want it to be."
Croatia Election: Opposition HDZ conservatives victorious ~ link ~
Croatia's opposition conservatives have declared victory in parliamentary elections, but face a challenge to form a government. Partial results show the HDZ party is to win about 60 seats, with more than 50 for the ruling alliance led by the Social Democrats.
Inside Ben Carson's home ~ link ~
Senator Ran Paul: Hillary is the Biggest Neoconservative Running ~ link ~
Speaking with Jake Tapper on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Paul also declared that Clinton is the most likely candidate to embroil the US in further war in the Middle East if she is elected President.
One day after Obama kills the Keystone Pipeline another Buffett-owned train derails ~ link
Full Text of TPP Released: Monsanto Deam Deal would allow the Biotech Industry to legally papent your genes ~ link ~ This is what happens when the most vile demonic parasites on Earth are allowed to control things!!! Stirling