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Hollande, Ashton, Mali, EU and deceptive rhetorics.


 Is uranium a country?

Except from straightforward lying to hide the truth, is soliciting support and selling warfare under false pretentions happening again right under your nose and eyes. No lessons learned from WW I, WW II, Korea, Indonesia, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, irrespectective of the camp where the good and the bad fortify themselves behind all sorts of ideo barriers. Any sort of logic often lost in the quagmire of clashing interests and political intrigues.

Now in Africa. Jihadism in Mali. Natural resources in surrounding countries the real subject of concern. Uranium in particular. 

“The threat of jihadi terrorists (in Mali, KB) is something that should be a matter of great concern to all of us,” said Dutch Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans in this article. He is right, but it’s only a minor part of the truth.

Caroline Ashton’s press statement on Mali:

“It is about humanitarian support in these times of crisis; it’s about ensuring development aid; it’s about the security of people across the Sahel and in this case all the people of Mali; it’s about dealing with this challenge from the terrorists; and it’s about building the economy because we know very well how all of this needs to fit together into a comprehensive strategy to enable this part of the world to move forward. We are very committed to continuing that”.

Where it really is all about, is the primary concern about economic threats to an energy intensive, but fossiles’ poor, industrialized part of Western Europe, also called the EU, in the midst of a political creditability crisis, a financial crisis, an euro crisis and a debtcrisis. The real motives already signalled in 2010:

And if one thinks the French Republic will sit on the sidelines while freedom-loving people are in danger of losing freedom, think again.”

And once one sees through the transparently deceptive rhetoric, it is quite clear that instability is the enemy not because it threatens the inalienable rights of Nigeriens, but because it threatens the economic interests of the French.”

Hence, at stake are the economic interests of a so-called European Union -not ‘the’ European Union by the way, because of imminent threats to the regular supply of uranium to fuel 58 nuclear plants in France.

Nuclear fuel, providing for 75 percent of French energy demand with considerable energy exports to EU-member states. Nuclear fuel for nuclear energy plants, for which no cost effective replacement alternatives are at hand in an unforeseeable, uncertain future.

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EU: ‘Development aid, providing security and training missions as a comprehensive strategy’.  As the USA does under the Trans Saharan Counterterrorism Initiative, directly reporting to the US Secretary of Defense, who is directly reporting to the Chief Commander of the USA. TSCI, headquartered under AFRICOM in Stuttgart, Germany.  Nevertheless, contrary to the logic about Afghanistan, Mali seems not to be a NATO issue. Unfortunately, if you may believe other politicians as well, it is not about Mali only.  Jihadism and sensitive fossile resources reach far beyond the borders of Mali and the Sahel. Or is uranium a borderless country of its own?

The Treaty on European Union:

‘By this Treaty (on European Union, Lisbon, December 13, 2007), the High Contracting Parties establish among themselves a European Union, hereinafter called ‘the Union’. Backed up by a treaty how this all is supposed to function.

 Were it not bloody serious, a hilarious, deceptive hoax: Niger uranium forgeries. Iraq, Niger, Italy, Washington, the UK, UN.

And paraphrasing Paul Krugman: ‘If you put the EU and Washington in charge of the Sahara desert, within five years no corn of sand will be left.’

Or no corn of sand will be left not turned over. Much to the disgust of some people, who had and have no say in decisions about this. Decisions, which are taken thousands of stepmiles away from their homesteads: http://www.project-syndicate.org/online-commentary/mali-s-mayhem-by-kyle-matthews.

More: http://broekstukken.blogspot.de/

The Guardian: http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article33701.htm

NYT: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/29/us/us-plans-base-for-surveillance-drones-in-northwest-africa.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20130129&_r=0

Preferable location: Niger.

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Van Rompuy, lak aan democratie? Europe still sexy? ‘Dicke Bertha’ still alive?


    Reblogged from July 30th, 2012.
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Europe is still sexy, and so am I, says EU Chief Van Rompuy  (YouTube)

To understand Europe, you have to be a genius. Or French.”  Madeleine Albright.

Europese staatshoofden en regeringsleiders hebben lak aan democratie (Le Tribune)

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    EUROPE UNITED.

We should be able to bridge existing divergences of views. A European budget is important for the

cohesion of the Union and for jobs and growth in all our countries.”  Press release Nov. 23, 2012. 

    Although? Some have another view……

“De ECB zal niet eindeloos en onbeperkt staatsobligaties opkopen. Het programma waarin dat gebeurt, is ‘tijdelijk en beperkt’. ‘Van de ECB mag niet verlangd worden dat zij buiten haar mandaat optreedt“ (Mario Draghi in European Parliament, December 2011).

“Ich weise auf die Rechtslage hin. Die Verträge verbieten eine Übernahme gegenseitiger Haftung.“ (Angela Merkel, Bundeskanzlerin, May 23, 2012)

“De vooruitgang is verbluffend. Als je vandaag vergelijkt met 5 maanden geleden, is de eurozone een andere wereld.’ (Mario Draghi, President of the European Central Bank, Davos, January 2012).

“Russia is not Greece.” (Vladimir Putin, Russian Prime Minister, March 2010).

“France is not Greece.” (Christian Lagarde, director of the International Monetary Fund, May 2010).

“Portugal is not Greece, and Spain is not Greece.” (Jean-Claude Trichet, President of the European Central Bank, May 2010).

“Spain is not Greece. But Greece is where it is thanks to a policy like Zapatero’s policy in Spain.”  Mariano Rajoy, leader of the Spanish opposition, May 2010).

“Hungary is not in the same situation as Greece.” (Olli Rehn, EU Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs, June 2010).

“Hungary is quite obviously not Greece.” (Gyorgy Matolcsy, Hungarian Finance Minister, June 2010).

“Spain is neither Ireland nor Portugal.” (Elena Salgado, Spanish Minister of Finance, November 2010).

“Ireland is neither Spain nor Portugal.” (Angel Gurria, OECD Secretary-General, November 2010).

“Ireland is not Greece.” (Angela Merkel, German Chancellor, November 2010).

“Greece is not Ireland.” (Giorgos Papakonstantinou, Greek Minister of Finance, November 2010).

“Ireland is not in Greek territory.” (Brian Lenihan, Irish Minister of Finance, November 2010).  

“Ireland is not Greece.” (Michael Noonan, Irish Minister of Finance, June 2011).

“France is not Greece and it’s not Italy either.” (Barry Eichengreen, American economist, August 2011).

“Italy is not Greece.” (Rainer Bruederle, Germany’s FDP parliamentary party leader, August 2011).

“Italy is not Greece.” (Silvio Berlusconi, Italian Prime Minister, October 2011).

“Austria is not Greece.” (Karlheinz Kopf, parliamentary faction leader of Austria’s People’s Party, November 2011).

“Italy is not Greece.” (Christian Lindner, FDP general secretary, November 2011).

“Portugal is not Greece, and it will not turn into Greece.” (Antonio Saraiva, head of the Confederation of Portuguese Industry, February 2012).

“Spain is not Greece.” (Richard Youngs, head of the Madrid-based think tank FRIDE, May 2012).

“Portugal is not Greece.” (Pedro Passos Coelho, Portuguese Prime Minister, June 2012).

“Italy is not Spain.” (Ed Parker, senior director of Fitch Ratings Agency, June 2012).

“Greece is not Argentina.” (Yiannis Stournaras, Greek Minister of Competition, July 2012).

“Germany is not Zimbabwe.” (Paul Casson, fund manager from Henderson Global Investors, June 2012).

“Spain is not Uganda.” (Mariano Rajoy, Spanish Prime Minister, June 2012).

“Uganda does not want to be Spain.” (Asuman Kiyingi, Foreign Minister of Uganda, June 2012).

To understand Europe, you have to be a genius. Or French.”  Madeleine Albright.

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With thanks to:

Maps:

http://bigthink.com/strange-maps/483-the-great-european-shouting-match?page=2

Media:

http://www.volkskrant.nl/vk/nl/7264/Schuldencrisis/article/detail/3059248/2011/12/01/ECB-Meer-eenheid-eurozone-tegen-verspreiding-crisis.dhtml

http://sz-magazin.sueddeutsche.de/texte/anzeigen/37803/

http://www.presseurop.eu/nl/content/article/2418701-wat-gezegd-moet-worden

http://www.focus.de/politik/ausland/eu-schlagabtausch-ueber-eurobonds-praegt-eu-gipfel_aid_757084.html

http://www.faz.net/aktuell/wirtschaft/europas-schuldenkrise/schuldenkrise-retten-ohne-ende-11832561.html