22/10/2013

Latest News Syria: European liberals supporting terrorists

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Press Release of the European liberals

11/9/2013

On the situation in Syria, ALDE President Guy Verhofstadt said today the efforts to put chemical weapons under international control is commendable but what is needed is an end to bloodshed and the criminal regime of Al Assad. Assad is using delaying tactics by accepting to put chemical weapons under international control and said "Carrots need sticks, Assad will only react to a credible threat of force".

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On the situation in Syria, ALDE President Guy Verhofstadt said today the efforts to put chemical weapons under international control is commendable but what is needed is an end to bloodshed and the criminal regime of Al Assad.   Assad is using delaying tactics by accepting to put chemical weapons under international control and said "Carrots need sticks, Assad will only react to a credible threat of force".

Guy Verhofstadt continued "I  am very sceptical about the proposal on the table to take chemical weapons out of the equation.   It is a delaying tactic by Al Assad who is merely buying time to recover strength.  His regime has massacred over 100,000 people using conventional weapons yet we only take steps to act when he crosses a red line on 21 August and starts killing using chemical weapons.   This is immoral, hypocritical and irresponsible of the international community."

He continued "What we are effectively saying to Assad is that - put chemical weapons under international control then you can get back to massacring your people using conventional methods.  We have a historic responsibility to stop the continued suffering of the Syrian people."

He concluded "If Assad is allowed to continue to use his airplanes, airports and helicopters to massacre his people the only effective credible deterrent is a comprehensive military strategy which includes a no fly zone"

http://www.alde.eu/press/press-and-release-news/press-release/article/guy-verhofstadt-on-syria-carrots-need-sticks-42017/

Photo: Georges Bush and Verhofstadt

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Verhofstadt, a spokesman for the Belgian-European arms and oil industry

Verhofstadt became president of the Flemish Liberal Student’s Union (1972–1974) while studying law at the University of Ghent. He quickly became the secretary of Willy De Clercq, who was at that time the president of the Flemish liberal party (Party for ‘Freedom and Progress, PVV). In 1982, at age 29, he became president of the party.In 1985 Verhofstadt was elected into the Chamber of Deputies, and became Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Budget under Prime Minister Wilfried Martens. Because of his economic views and his young age, he became known as “Baby Thatcher“. Another nickname from that era is “da joenk“, a Brabantian dialect expression meaning “that kid” (in a pejorative sense, referring to his rather iconoclastic and immature style).In 2004, Verhofstadt was suggested as a candidate to replace Romano Prodi as the next President of the European Commission.

In the 2009 European Parliament election, he was elected a member of the European Parliament for the term 2009–2014. He also has been put forward as the possible candidate for replacing José Manuel Barroso as the president of the European Commission by a coalition of greens, socialists and liberals.
On July 1, 2009 he was elected President of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe group in the European Parliament.
Verhofstadt is also a member of the Club de Madrid, an organization of more than 80 former statesmen. The group works to promote ‘democratic governance and leadership worldwide’.

Since 2012 is Verhofstadt a Board Member of the Brussels-based, Brussels-quoted Sofina holding (petroleum gas and oil platforms). He can look forward to a fee which is in line with that of the other directors, who last year received an amount between 42.000 134.000 euros. The Belgian industrialist Viscount Etienne Davignon is Honorary Director of Sofina.

Current directorships and offices held by Davignon: Chairman of Compagnie Maritime Belge, Compagnie des Wagons-Lits, Recticel, Sibeka, SN Airholding and Palais des Beaux-Arts (Belgium), Vice-Chairman of SUEZ-TRACTEBEL (Belgium), Director of Accor (France), Cumerio, Real Software, SN Brussels Airlines (Belgium), and Gilead (United States).
He is Chairman of the Bilderberg Group and of CSR Europe.
According to the Suez website, Davignon holds 11,111 Suez shares, which are currently worth more than 350,000 euro.

Verhofstadt pleads actually for supply of heavy weapons to the so called ‘Free Syrian Army’. It is part of Verhofstadt’s idea of a Greater Europe with its own army. On 20 February 2009 the European Parliament voted in favour of the creation of Synchronised Armed Forces Europe (SAFE) as a first step towards a true European military force. SAFE will be directed by an EU directorate, with its own training standards and operational doctrine. There are also plans to create an EU “Council of Defence Ministers” and “a European statute for soldiers within the framework of Safe governing training standards, operational doctrine and freedom of operational action”.

http://diversmorkhoven.wordpress.com/2013/04/15/guy-verhofstadt-a-wolf-in-sheeps-clothing/

Photo: Guy Verhofstadt, MEP and President of ALDE Group; Mr Jacques Delors, Founding President of ‘Notre Europe’ and Etienne Davignon.

28/05/2013

Latest News Syria: Europe's 'political solution'

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The European Union decided to expand the economic siege against the Syrian people for an extra 12-month and to lift the siege on exporting weapons to the Syrian insurgents...

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European Council on Foreign Affairs

'Syria: towards a political solution'...

... 'The prospect of arming the opposition raises concerns inside and outside the country. Channelling weapons into the country would likely set the scene for an even deeper and long-lasting civil conflict with very uncertain regional consequences (particularly given the indeterminate nature of many of the country’s armed groups). Though unarmed civilians continue to bear the devastating brunt of the crackdown, expanding and supporting armed resistance would invite even wider violence. Moreover, unless foreign backers were prepared to provide artillery and air capabilities, arming the opposition is unlikely to change the balance of power. It is more likely that arming the opposition may further empower the regime by discrediting the opposition among Syrians still on the fence, while also providing justification to the regime (and its international backers) to continue using violence. Finally, air strikes remain deeply problematic because of both Syria’s strong Russian-supplied air defence systems and the complexity of a battle that is largely unfolding in urban environments.
All of these options, though opening the possibility of an eventual rebel victory, do so by enabling a wider militarisation of the conflict that is likely to be long and painful for much of the country’s population...'


http://ecfr.eu/page/-/ECFR_Syria_political_solution.pdf

26/04/2013

NATO: “territorial defence of Europe” and “peace-making” ?

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The Common Foreign and Security Policy of the European Union

The Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) is the organised, agreed foreign policy of the European Union (EU) for mainly security and defence diplomacy and actions. CFSP deals only with a specific part of the EU’s external relations, which domains include mainly Trade and Commercial Policy and other areas such as funding to third countries, etc. Decisions require unanimity among member states in the Council of the European Union, but once agreed, certain aspects can be further decided by qualified majority voting. Foreign policy is chaired and represented by the EU’s High Representative.

The CFSP sees the NATO responsible for the territorial defence of Europe and “peace-making”. However, since 1999, the European Union is responsible for implementing missions, such as “peace-keeping” and policing of treaties, etc. A phrase that is often used to describe the relationship between the EU forces and NATO is “separable, but not separate”: The same forces and capabilities form the basis of both EU and NATO efforts, but portions can be allocated to the European Union if necessary. Concerning missions, the right of first refusal exists: the EU may only act if NATO first decides not to.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Foreign_and_Security_Policy

Photo: Chief of Staff of the so called ‘Free Syrian Army’ Gen. Salim Idris addresses the media after he discussed the situation in Syria with Guy Verhofstadt, right, at the European Parliament in Brussels, March 6, 2013. Verhofstadt pleads for supply of heavy weapons to Idris but a number of reports indicate that Verhofstadt lies and that  the weapons were already delivered…

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“Territorial defence of Europe” and “peace-making”...

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Brussels, April 26th, 2013

Verhofstadt about Syria: ‘The weak position of the European Union makes me sick. The European Commission knows what needs to be done, so they should go ahead and use every means possible, including less orthodox ways if needed. The time for peace talks is over, we need action now. If the UN doesn’t react, then NATO should.’

Guy Verhofstadt

Verhofstadt became president of the Flemish Liberal Student's Union (1972–1974) while studying law at the University of Ghent. He quickly became the secretary of Willy De Clercq, who was at that time the president of the Flemish liberal party (Party for 'Freedom and Progress', PVV). In 1982, at age 29, he became president of the party. In 1985 he was elected into the Chamber of Deputies, and became Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Budget under Prime Minister Wilfried Martens. Because of his economic views and his young age, he became known as "Baby Thatcher". Another nickname from that era is "da joenk", a Brabantian dialect expression meaning "that kid" (in a pejorative sense, referring to his rather iconoclastic and immature style).
After a failed attempt to form a government in November 1991, he resigned and disappeared from the political scene, only to return to the party's presidency in 1997 with a 'less radical image'.

Partly because of a food scandal that broke out just before the elections, his party became the largest party in the country, and he was appointed Prime Minister on July 12, 1999, the first liberal to hold that office since 1938.

Following the 2003 general elections, Verhofstadt formed his second cabinet.
In the regional elections of June 13, 2004, his party lost votes.
Since then, Verhofstadt has been faced with internal crisis after crisis.

In 2004, Verhofstadt was suggested as a candidate to replace Romano Prodi as the next President of the European Commission. He was the choice of the former French president, Jacques Chirac, and Germany's
ex-chancellor, Gerhard Schroder, but his candidacy was opposed and rejected by a coalition led by Tony Blair and Silvio Berlusconi.

After his premiership he took up the seat of Senator to which he had been elected in 2007.
In the 2009 European Parliament election, he was elected a member of the European Parliament for the term 2009–2014 and has been put forward as the possible candidate for replacing José Manuel Barroso as the president of the European Commission by a coalition of greens, socialists and liberals.
On July 1, 2009 he was elected President of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe group in the European Parliament.
Verhofstadt is also a member of the Club de Madrid, an organization of more than 80 former statesmen. The group works to promote ‘democratic governance and leadership worldwide’.
On April 2, 2012 Verhofstadt Verhofstadt replaced Etienne Davignon who was for many years chairman of the audit committee of Sofina and a member of the remuneration and nomination committee.

Etienne Davignon

Davignon joined the Belgian Foreign Ministry, in 1959, and within two years had become an attaché under Paul-Henri Spaak, then-Minister of Foreign Affairs. He remained in Belgian government until 1965. In 1970, he chaired the committee of experts which produced the Davignon report on foreign policy for Europe. On 27 October 1970, in Luxembourg, the Foreign Ministers of the Six adopted the Report, which 'seeks progress in the area of political unification through cooperation in foreign policy matters'.

Davignon later became the first head of the International Energy Agency, from 1974 to 1977, before becoming a member of the European Commission, of which he was vice-president from 1981 till 1985. From 1989 to 2001, he was chairman of the Belgian bank Société Générale de Belgique, which is now part of the French supplier Suez and was not an arm of the French bank Société Générale, but a Belgian institution. He is now Vice Chairman of Suez subsidiary, Suez-Tractebel.

As chairman of Société Générale de Belgique, he was a member of the European Round Table of Industrialists. He is the current co-chairman of the EU-Japan Business Dialogue Round Table, chairman of the Paul-Henri Spaak Foundation, president of the EGMONT - Royal Institute for International Relations, chairman of CSR Europe, chairman of the European Academy of Business in Society and was chairman of the annual Bilderberg conference from 1998 to 2001.

Davignon is the chairman of the board of directors of Brussels Airlines, which he co-founded after the bankruptcy of Sabena. He is also a member of the board of numerous Belgian companies, and is the chairman of the board of directors and of the General Assembly of the ICHEC Brussels Management School.

On 26 January 2004, Davignon was given the honorary title of Minister of State, giving him a seat on the Crown Council.

On April 2, 2012, when Guy Verhofstadt became a Board Member of the Brussels-based, Brussels-quoted Sofina holding, Etienne Davignon leaved the governing body of Sofina after 27 years. Sofina's Board of Directors decided him to grant the title of Honorary Director.

Davignon is a crucial member of the Strategic Advisory Panel of The European Business Awards. He is a member of the Cercle Gaulois and a member of the Advisory Board of the Itinera Institute think tank. He is also President of the Brussels-based think tank Friends of Europe.

Photo: Guy Verhofstadt, MEP and President of ALDE Group; Mr Jacques Delors, Founding President of ‘Notre Europe’ and Etienne Davignon.

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June 15 2012 – US holds high-level talks with Syrian rebels seeking weapons in Washington:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/syria/9334707/US-holds-high-level-talks-with-Syrian-rebels-seeking-weapons-in-Washington.html

February 23, 2013 – In Syria, new influx of weapons to rebels tilts the battle against Assad:
http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2013-02-23/world/37257669_1_free-syrian-army-rebel-forces-assad

February 24, 2013 – Syria. Saudis supply heavy weapons to so-called ‘moderate rebels’:
http://www.kavkazcenter.com/eng/content/2013/02/24/17389.shtml

March 28, 2013 – Saudi heavy weapons supply to Syrian rebels breaks up Arab summit in uproar:
http://www.debka.com/article/22857/

 

16/04/2013

Europe's weapon delivery to the 'Free Syrian Army'

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President of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe group in the European Parliament, has personal interests in relation to the war on Syria and the weapon deliveries to the so called 'Free Syrian Army'.

In 2004, Verhofstadt was suggested as a candidate to replace Romano Prodi as the next President of the European Commission.
In the 2009 European Parliament election, he has been put forward as the possible candidate for replacing José Manuel Barroso as the president of the European Commission by a coalition of greens, socialists and liberals.
On July 1, 2009 he was elected President of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe group in the European Parliament
Verhofstadt is also a member of the Club de Madrid, an organization of more than 80 former statesmen.
He is since 2012 a Board Member of the Brussels-based, Brussels-quoted Sofina holding (petroleum gas and oil platforms) and can look forward to a fee which is in line with that of the other directors, who last year received an amount between 42.000 134.000 euros. The Belgian industrialist Viscount Etienne Davignon is Honorary Director of Sofina.
Davignon is Chairman of the Bilderberg Group and of CSR Europe.
According to the Suez website, he holds 11,111 Suez shares, which are currently worth more than 350,000 euro.
Davignon was Vice President of the European Economic Community’s Commission and Commissioner for Industry and it is from this post that he played an indispensable role in the formation of the European Round Table of Industrialist (ERT), a highly influential group composed of the leaders of 40+ multinational companies.
Together with Volvo’s Pehr Gyllenhammar, Davignon drew up the first list of potential members, inside the Berlaymont building at Brussels. Davignon personally recruited most of the members of the original group of ERT.
Davignon played also an important and active role in the Belgian campaign against the independence Katangan leader Patrice Lumumba who was murdered and in the rise to power of the future dictator of Zaire Mubutu.

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January 17th, 2011 - 'The Secession of Katanga, 1960-65'
http://www.historymatters365.com/the-secession-of-katanga...

March 16th, 2011 - Verhofstadt and the war on Libya: 'The weak position of the EU makes me sick'
http://www.alde.eu/press/press-and-release-news/press-rel...

June 9th, 2011 - 'Guy Verhofstadt EU federalist attacks Britain & Her majestys government'
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNMi8wI-enM

October 26th, 2011 - 'As Rome fell, so will Europe'
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B56GCFEkgGI&list=PLB1A...

January 18th, 2013 - 'Verhofstadt calls David Cameron a madman'
http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/nilegardiner/100198827/...

April 2th, 2013 - MI6 'arranged Cold War killing' of Congo prime minister
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/apr/02/mi6-patrice-l...

April 5th, 2013 - European liberals, preachers of ‘Non-military security’
http://latestnewssyria.wordpress.com/2013/04/05/syria-eur...

April 11th, 2013 - 'Italian Supreme Court President Blames Bilderberg For Terrorist Attacks'
http://www.infowars.com/italian-supreme-court-president-b...

April 12th, 2013 - 'Baby Thatcher Guy Verhofstadt and Etienne Davignon'
http://latestnewssyria.wordpress.com/2013/04/12/baby-that...

12/04/2013

Bilderberg Group behind terrorist attacks...

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April 11, 2013

Italian Supreme Court President Blames Bilderberg For Terrorist Attacks

Document says secretive group was involved in “strategy of tension”

Honorary President of the Supreme Court of Italy and former Senior Investigative Judge Ferdinando Imposimato, the man who prosecuted the case involving the assassination attempt against Pope John Paul II, has sensationally accused the Bilderberg Group of being behind terrorist attacks in Europe.

In an interview with the ArticoloTre website, Imposimato, who was also involved in the case involving the kidnapping and murder of former Italian Prime Minister Aldo Moro, said that he “found a document that left me appalled” implicating the Bilderberg Group in conspiring with the far right organization Ordine Nuovo to commit terror attacks.

Speaking of unsolved murders in Italy and the document in his possession, Imposimato stated, “When it comes to slaughter it also speaks of the Bilderberg Group. I believe this document. I did some tests and I can say that behind the strategy of tension and the slaughters there is also the Bilderberg group, a sort of Big Brother is over, maneuvering, using terrorists and Masons. “

The “strategy of tension” refers to a policy under the auspices of Operation Gladio, a NATO cold war “stay behind” project that sought to create an expedient political climate in Europe by having its agents carry out terror attacks which were then blamed on both far left and far right political groups.

Gladio was designed to demonize political opposition and “force the public to turn to the state to ask for greater security,” according to the testimony of former Gladio agent Vincenzo Vinciguerra. In 2000, an Italian parliamentary investigation found that the 1980 Bologna train bombing, which killed 85 people, was carried out by “men inside Italian state institutions and … men linked to the structures of United States intelligence.”

“You had to attack civilians, the people, women, children, innocent people, unknown people far removed from any political game,” Vinciguerra explained in sworn testimony.

“The reason was quite simple. They were supposed to force these people, the Italian public, to turn to the state to ask for greater security. This is the political logic that lies behind all the massacres and the bombings which remain unpunished, because the state cannot convict itself or declare itself responsible for what happened,” he added.

Imposimato stated that he was given the document by a former Ordine Nuovo terrorist. Members of Ordine Nuovo (Italian for “New Order”) participated in numerous deadly terrorist attacks, including the 1969 Piazza Fontana bombing, the 1970 Rome-Messina train attack, the 1974 Piazza della Loggia bombing in Brescia, and the Italicus Express bombing in 1974.

The Bilderberg Group is an annual confab of around 120 of the most influential power brokers on the planet from the world of politics, business, banking, academia, media, and even royalty. The organization’s yearly meeting is held in a plush hotel resort in either Europe, Canada or America, but despite a plethora of heavy hitters in attendance, the mainstream media affords the event scant coverage, labeling it a mere talking shop despite former NATO Secretary-General and Bilderberg member Willy Claes’ 2010 admission that Bilderberg attendees are mandated to implement policy decisions that are formulated during the meeting.

There are innumerable other examples of how Bilderberg has influenced major global events ahead of time, picking Presidents and Prime Ministers on a regular basis with total contempt for the democratic process.

In 2009, Bilderberg chairman Étienne Davignon even bragged about how the Euro single currency was a brainchild of the Bilderberg Group.

Imposimato’s broadside against Bilderberg follows in the footsteps of his compatriot Alfonso Luigi Marra, a prominent lawyer who recently requested that the Public Prosecutor of Rome investigate the Bilderberg Group for criminal activity, questioning whether the elitist organization’s 2011 meeting in Switzerland led to the selection of Mario Monti as Prime Minister of Italy.

Labeling the group a “unique, illegal brotherhood” of elitists who consider themselves to be “above the law,” Marra pointed the finger at Bilderberg for engineering wars, economic collapses, and arming dictators, activities which, “constitute an obvious, blatant violation, to say the least, of the articles of the Criminal Code.”

The precise date and location of the 2013 Bilderberg meeting is yet to be confirmed, although speculation has centered around the confab taking place somewhere near London in early June.

Paul Joseph Watson

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http://www.infowars.com/italian-supreme-court-president-b...

Photo: Honorary President of the Supreme Court of Italy and former Senior Investigative Judge Ferdinando Imposimato

26/01/2013

Recommendations for greater press freedom in Europe: José MILLÁN MON

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European Parliament
Mister Francisco José MILLÁN MON
Rue Wiertz
Altiero Spinelli 12G302
B-1047 Brussels

Brussels, January 22, 2013

Dear Sir,

Subject: “Recommendations for greater press freedom in Europe‘

I read in an article entitled ‘Recommendations for greater press freedom in Europe “of 21 January 2013, Member States of the EU membership, should be assessed on their press.

Furthermore, in all EU countries independent media organs should be allowed to punish the media when they have gone wrong.

The proposals are part of the 30 recommendations for more media freedom in Europe of a research group which, at the request of Commissioner Neelie Kroes (Digital Agenda), drafted  a report .

This report was presented in Brussels on January 21th, 2013, (yesterday).

,, We must urgently need a debate on media freedom in Europe,” said Kroes, who was pleased with the report  and said  ,, This is not only Brussels matter.”

Kroes herself would also will look at what is in its power to promote freedom of the press.

“Media freedom is an essential pillar of European democracy,” the report said.

May I draw your attention to the following note regarding ‘ press freedom in Europe’ and the encrypting of all our blogs because they would be “inappropriate”, please ?

After our complaints, almost all the web pages of these blogs about prisoners’ rights; patients’ rights; press freedom; the rights of the Palestinian people; the history of colonization; the weapon- and oilindustries; national and international politics and so on…  were removed from the internet while our association is not at all  a far-right organization that preaches hatred.

Awaiting your reply,

Yours faithfully,

Jan Boeykens
Faiderstraat 10
1060 Sint-Gillis (Brussels)
Belgium
President of the Morkhoven Group

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Two days ago Skynet (Belgacom) decrypted the blogs of Werkgroep Morkhoven. We thank skynet for this decision but we wonder what exactly happened.