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… Israel will Absorb Every Jewish person that it can [#Europe]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,November 29th,2016

.. considering the economic and social chaos in Europe , Israel has to making plans to make a mass absorption of people of the Jewish faith . It is not just a question of a few thousand people , though ..

.. [h/t — PamelaGeller.com]..
.. [link] to the blog post ..

.. it is a question of hundreds of thousands , perhaps a few [one or two] million Jews . Can Israel do it ? …

.. yes , it can . It has done it before , and when it was far weaker , economically . It could also use help from the U.S. , though …

.. if it does need U.S. help , it will ask our Congress , directly . It will not ask the ObamaCraps , not in the slightest . The ObamaCraps would act to use it as a wedge to get something that they want , policy – wise , from the Israelis . The Israelis [left , right , or center] will have none of that . The GOP and the Dems will work together to get Israel what it might need , and , to be honest , screw the ObamaCraps …

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… Greece is in Big Trouble [#economics]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,June 17th,2016

.. the policies that its new government [the ultra left party , Syriza , and its coalition] want to enact involve a great deal of involvement in the state and the state sector . Those are policies that Europe is trying to move away from . The choices that Greece makes will affect it for years to come …

.. [h/t — Bloomberg.com]..
.. [link] to the news report ..

.. it is pretty obvious that Europe will not tolerate nor finance Greece ‘ s new policy choices . In order to make those choices , Greece will need financial help . If they do not comply with the austerity program , then they will not get the help from Europe . If so , then they will have to finance the new direction by themselves …

.. That will be no easy task . It will involve Greece ‘ s departure from the Euro , among the other things . It will also involve [at least temporarily] a great deal of inflation , as the economy and the private sector attempts to adjust . There is no guarantee that Greece will make it , at least without a great deal of turmoil …

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… Greece is in real Trouble [#national Finances]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,May 26th,2016

.. Greece has dug a real hole for itself with its profligate spending and taxes . Somehow , someway , it has to get its act together ..

.. right now , it does not look like that is going to happen ..

.. Greece has a notorious problem with spending . That is bad enough . Its problems with taxes and levels of taxation are even worse . In Greece , tax evasion seems to be a national sport . The Greek government seems to want to tax anything and everything that eats , breathes , squeakes , or moves . Not only that , it does so at a level that makes it very profitable for people to evade taxes , and not pay them …

.. [h/t — ca.yahoo.com]..
.. [link] to the news report …

.. right now , it is barely even to pay its lenders . It has to scrape by from any and every fund to make any payment , including those to government workers and pensioners . It can hardly plan for the future , when its micro – short – term focus is so ridiculous . For God ‘ s sake , it has to take drastic action ..

.. One principal problem is its ultra – leftist Syriza government . It wants to use many or all of the traditional socialist nostrums . Those are what is failing Greece now . The other is the IMF . It wants Greece to take the equivalent of financial strichnyne , and thus die a economic slow death . They are damned if they do , and damned if they don’t …

.. so , they have to do something . The question is what ??

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… Obama is In FantasyLand …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,April 2nd,2014

.. as described by Dr. Charles Krauthammer …

.. Dr. Charles was on the O Reilly Factor the other day on his regular weekly segment . He wasted no time in tearing POTUS another brand new backside …

.. [h/t — theGatewayPundit]..
.. [link] to the show footage …

.. the allies are scared , the Russians are laughing at him , and the Middle East is about to explode into war …. No , a real big war , between Israel and Iran …

.. Israel knows that it has to hit Iran . It also knows that the U.S. under Barack Obama will not hit them . So the Israelis (along with the Saudis , among others — how is that for a tacit alliance) will hit Iran with everything that they have got … and , as a result , drag the U.S. into it … we still have bases in Kuwait , and will defend them . I wonder if the Iranians are that dumb to target those bases , knowing what the result will be …

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… The Environmentalist Lobby is …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,March 21st,2014

.. a national security danger .

.. if you do not believe me , take it from John Fund from the WSJ and the National Review . POTUS has the potential approvals on his table for energy projects [ yet , that includes the Kestone XL pipeline] that would help greatly in weaning the Europeans from the yoke of Russian energy dependency …

.. [h/t — NationalReview]..
.. [link] to the FoxNews interview with Fund …

.. the energy projects are in this case for the export of natural gas . The same pipelines and export points can be used for the export of either U.S. oil and natural gas , or to aid Canada , since it would be far easier to link to the U.S. market , and to existing U.S. pipelines …

.. Any Canadian pipelines heading east would have to cross the St. Laurence River and the St. Laurence Valley . It would also have the headaches of [-] navigating around Niagra Falls , [-] the Great Lakes , and [-] the Appalachian Mountains . It would be far simpler to reach the U.S. East Coast via the U.S. pipeline network …

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… Russia is Playing a Very Dangerous Game …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,March 17th,2014

.. I am writing this on Friday evening . It is in the expectation that the Russian – sponsored referendum will pass overwhelmingly …

.. Russia is massing about 100k troops and around 300 tanks along the 2000 mile border with Ukraine . I am expecting , to be honest , for Putin to order his troops to either seize the eastern portion of Ukraine , which is ethnically heavily Russian , or all of Ukraine .

.. The first one would be dangerous , but would not be entirely unexpected . Given the intelligence service – sponsored agitation , I expect Putin to go for the first option . The second (all of Ukraine) would be far more dangerous . It would set off all sorts of alarm bells all over the place , in Europe , in the U.S. , and elsewhere …

.. the question is what happens next ? Could we be seeing the beginning of a regional or another world war , entirely by accident , via miscalculation by a number of countries ? Also , it could send someone else to take action , given the circumstances (Israel , against Iran) ….

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… the Constitutional Court

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,July 16th,2012

… no , folks , not our U S Supreme Court …

… the German Constitutional Court .

… whatever may happen in Europe will likely start in Germany with their highest court . Why ? a number of their constitutional law professors have challenged the bailouts , as well as the mechanisms that the national governments have been using . and the demand keeps growing . and , they do need Germany , with its deep pockets …

… however , they may not have it . If their court says no , in full , or in part , Germany will effectively be out of the bailout business . I think that this court may well say no , at least in part …

… in Germany , especially , given its recent history (who can forget ,  and no one should) , they need to stick to their rule of law more than anyone , and avoid legal finesse …

… but , the consequences for Germany , Europe , the EU , and for everyone else may be telling ….

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