From Zero Hedge, last Tuesday:
“Turkey is in the midst of a true currency crisis and is losing the luxury of choice” as the “lira is capitulating, helping inflation soar and rapidly worsening Turkey’s external debt situation.”..
Erdogan threatening any central bankers who dares to raise rates…
The real collusion happened between the Trump family and Israel, Saudi Arabia and the UAE. Huge sums from Zionist interests and from the oil dictatorships flew into campaign funds and the relevant pockets. One of their main aims was and is to incite war against Iran…
Nobody would even waste cup of coffee on [Kushner] if it wasn’t for who he is married to.
From MoA, Wednesday:
[Turkey] imports way more than it exports and needs a constant inflow of foreign capital to keep going…
Erdogan is an Islamist. He has an ideological problem with interests which are (on first sight) prohibited by Islam.
From EJ Magnier:
From Nasrallah: “Every future attack, depending on its scope, will have an answer in the Golan Heights and could hit beyond the Golan Heights, even beyond (he said it twice) and reach the heart of the country. “..
[M]ore than 2.5 millions of Israelis do not have shelters and would not be sheltered from a devastating war.
From Raúl Ilargi Meijer:
Mario Draghi is buying up trillions in sovereign bonds to disguise the fact that the present construction of the euro makes it inevitable that the poorer south of Europe will lose against the north…
Technology has eradicated the reason why the euro was introduced in the first place, and made it completely unnecessary. ..
If Italian bonds are sufficiently downgraded by the markets, Mario Draghi’s ECB will no longer be permitted to purchase them.
From EJ Magnier, yesterday:
I have Ali Khamenei told us – and that’s true: If the Americans ask for a finger and give them, they will ask for a fist, and if they take a hand, they will ask for their hand, and if they take their hand they will ask for the whole body. The goal is to subordinate Tehran to American control and to expel Iran from Russia. We did not endure four decades of the victory of the Islamic Revolution, so we will not do it today…
Iran believes that Russia, China and many other countries (like India and Turkey) will not comply with US sanctions…
Today, if Europe withdraws or does not provide adequate guarantees to Iran, other partners (Russia and China) are ready to fill the void…
Hezbollah has been offered billions of dollars to stop attacking Israel and withdraw its weapons from southern Lebanon: Secretary General Hezbollah has refused repeated US and Japanese bids. Iran has also rejected billions of dollars and lifting sanctions against it in exchange for withdrawing support to Palestine and Hezbollah. When the United States realized that the use of force no longer functions in order to overthrow regimes that are hostile to Israel and which are beyond its orbit of domination, they have turned to the conduct of economic wars and old-new sanctions.
From Jim Rogers:
I’d like to invest in North Korea but it’s impossible for Americans or virtually impossible for Americans, this just means great opportunities are being seized by Russians, Chinese and other people who can do business in North Korea…
This is madness, a madness that Russia and the US aren’t friends, they should be, and should be working together…
I, as an American, am closed off in many, many countries by the Americans.
From EJ Magnier:
Russian intervention in Syria since September 2015 has positively counter-balanced the military position on the battlefield. The Russian involvement has in fact allowed the return of more than 50 percent of the Syrian territory, together with the liberation of Damascus, Homs and Hama and their respective surrounding areas, plus the city of Aleppo, and some of rural Idlib as well as Deir Ezzor…
Russia’s reward in the Levant has been, through Syria, to open the door to the international arena. Using it as a live experimental battlefield, Moscow was able to show its military capability and takes away tremendous lessons from the results of using its advanced weapons on real targets.
From Josh Fruhlinger:
[L]ast week 666 Fifth Avenue got a miraculous and restorative round of cash not from the Qatari government, which would be wrong, but from Brookfield Property Partners, a company with an extremely WASP-y sounding name whose second largest investor is the Qatari government, which is a whole different thing.
From Debs is Dead at MoA:
The original Euro Community was an admirable ideal as it emphasised the rights of all citizens of member states, guaranteeing them a range of protections from unjust and stupid demagogues. Unfortunately the neolib corporatist globalists took over the machinery and turned it over to a gang of cold-hearted technocrats who used the once estimable governance structure to enforce a draconian monetarist policy. – see Greece…
It pays to remember that unlike Greece who had suffered the effect of being oppressed and robbed by the Amerikan installed fascist military junta for 40 years, a junta which simply took control of the pre-1945 German Nazi machinery, Italy has been somewhat luckier. Although Amerika used the likes of heroin pushers/pimps Meyer Lansky and Charlie ‘Lucky’ Luciano to install a mafia government, Italians successfully used their system, which was freer than Greece’s to push back The Italian economy is number 3 after Germany and France in the EU. The EU needs Italy.
From the comments:
[T]his is the first time since the [Italian] republic was formed in 1946 that the people, the people, from north to south, have united against the corruption of the central government.
From George Soros:
The United States, for its part, has exacerbated the EU’s problems. By unilaterally withdrawing from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, President Donald Trump has effectively destroyed the transatlantic alliance. This has put additional pressure on an already beleaguered Europe. It is no longer a figure of speech to say that Europe is in existential danger; it is the harsh reality.
From Zero Hedge:
With all the grace of a drunk elephant (not to be confused with Jean-Claude Juncker) in an Italian China store, Europe uttered not one but several words very badly out of place.
And the reason why Italians are seething with growing rage aimed squarely at Europe’s unelected institutions, is because European Budget Commissioner, German Guenther Oettinger, said the one thing that he should not have: that “the negative development of the markets will lead Italians not to vote much longer for the populists” according to an interview set to be published in Deutsche Welle later in the day.