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Political turmoil in Greece amid austerity uproar
ATHENS, Greece – Squeezed between worried creditors and an angry public, Greece’s beleaguered prime minister tried to tamp down an escalating revolt within his own Socialist party Thursday over new austerity measures.
Two prominent Socialist lawmakers resigned hours before Prime Minister George Papandreou was to reschuffle his Cabinet, a tactic he hoped would help get new taxes and spending cuts approved before Greece was cut off from international lending. The resignations don’t affect the government’s five-seat majority in parliament, but raise more doubts about Papandreau’s handling of Greece’s escalating financial crisis.
“The political system is rotting … The country is not being governed the way it should be,” said Socialist deputy Nikos Salagianis. “A reshuffle will not resolve the country’s problems.”
Trying to quiet the criticism, the Socialists announced emergency talks for Thursday afternoon, which will likely delay Papandreou’s announcement of his new cabinet.
Greece’s rapidly evolving political crisis comes a day after anti-austerity riots in central Athens and the collapse of negotiations to form a coalition government triggered a sell-off in global financial markets. Investors are deeply worried that a default in Greece could hurt banks elsewhere and set off a financial chain reaction that experts predict would be catastrophic.
Fears that a messy Greek default may be in the offing has sent the euro down nearly four cents over the past couple of days to below $1.41, triggered widespread selling in stock markets and pushed the Greek yield on its ten-year bonds up to a record over 18 percent. source – Yahoo News
The point of no return
Ah, the old “youth movement for freedom and democracy” gag, but don’t you believe a word of it. All these riots are the work of the Muslim Brotherhood, who is smart enough to stay behind the scene while the ‘useful idiots” they stir up go on the front lines and get killed for the Brotherhood’s cause.
“DAMASCUS, Syria — Protests spread across Syria on Friday, challenging the 40-year rule of the Assad family after their forces killed dozens of demonstrators in the south.
There was more bloodshed after weekly prayers, with reports of at least 23 dead, including for the first time in the capital Damascus. Information on casualties was limited and President Bashar al-Assad’s authorities restricted journalists’ movements.
“The barrier of fear is broken. This is a first step on the road to toppling the regime,” said Ibrahim, a middle-aged lawyer in Daraa who compared events to the uprisings in Egypt and other Arab states. “We have reached the point of no return.”
In Daraa, tens of thousands marched in funerals for some of the dead, chanting “Freedom!” In a central square, a Reuters correspondent saw protesters haul down a statue of Assad’s father, late president Hafez al-Assad, before plainclothes security men opened fire with automatic rifles from buildings.
In the town of Sanamein, which is in the same southern area of the country as Daraa, local residents said 20 people were killed when gunmen opened fire on a crowd outside a building used by military intelligence — part of an extensive security apparatus that has protected Baath party rule since 1963. Syria’s national news agency said security forces had killed armed attackers who tried to storm the building in Sanamein. source – MSNBC
Busy as a beehive
You got to hand it to them, the Muslim Brotherhood is everywhere in the Middle East, stirring up the “useful idiots” to do their dirty work, and in the process are amazingly successful in their bid for a complete realignment in the Middle East. So far their resume includes Tunisia, Egypt, Lebanon, Bahrain, and now Syria threatens to implode.
DARAA, Syria (AP) — Thousands called for liberty Thursday in the southern Syrian city of Daraa, defying a deadly government crackdown as they took to the streets in funeral marches for protesters killed by police gunfire, an activist said. Media access to the marches was restricted but an Associated Press reporter heard sporadic bursts of gunfire echoing through the city in the afternoon. Almost all shops were shuttered, the streets were virtually empty and soldiers and anti-terrorism police stopped people at checkpoints and manned many intersections – the heaviest security presence since the unrest began.
The activist in contact with residents of Daraa told The Associated Press that massive crowds shouted “Syria, freedom!” as they marched toward one of the agricultural hub’s main cemeteries.
Others in Daraa held a sit-in in the al-Mahata neighborhood to protest the killing of residents in clashes between security forces and anti-government protesters, the activist said. Inspired by the wave of pro-democracy protests around the region, the uprising in Daraa and at least four nearby villages has become the biggest domestic challenge since the 1970s to the Syrian government, one of the most repressive in the Middle East. Security forces have responded with water cannon, tear gas, rubber bullets and live ammunition.” source – AP
Look for the Union Label
What on earth is a President of the United States doing actively supporting angry protest mobs in the United States? Silly me, but I thought that an elected President was supposed to be the President of all the people, and not just of the hard, far Left. Isn’t the President supposed to be neutral in matters like this and let the States work it out? So why, you ask, is Obama doing this? I will tell you why. Obama is supporting the hard, far Left in these uprisings because he is on a mission. A mission to bring down this country, overthrow the Constitution he was sworn to protect and replace it with Socialist anarchy. Obama is not a real President, he is the bought and paid for puppet of the Puppet Master, George Soros.
Change has come to America
The Pro-Union riots are spreading now across the country because Obama and his team are fomenting and encouraging the rebellion. This is not a “grass-roots protest” for “teacher’s right’s”, this is the classic Civil Unrest that Obama learned at the feet of his fellow traitors like Bill Ayers, the Weather Underground, and Saul Alinsky. American people, and I will shout this from the housetops – WAKE UP! Your country is being taken from you by the traitor you elected as President. Obama is ENCOURAGING these riots, and helping them to spread. We are losing our country to the Socialist and New World Order forces that have besieged it.
Obama fanning the flames of riots
“MADISON, WIS. – President Obama thrust himself and his political operation this week into Wisconsin’s broiling budget battle, mobilizing opposition Thursday to a Republican bill that would curb public-worker benefits and planning similar protests in other state capitals. Obama accused Scott Walker, the state’s new Republican governor, of unleashing an “assault” on unions in pushing emergency legislation that would change future collective-bargaining agreements that affect most public employees, including teachers.
The president’s political machine worked in close coordination Thursday with state and national union officials to get thousands of protesters to gather in Madison and to plan similar demonstrations in other state capitals. Their efforts began to spread, as thousands of labor supporters turned out for a hearing in Columbus, Ohio, to protest a measure from Gov. John Kasich (R) that would cut collective-bargaining rights.
By the end of the day, Democratic Party officials were organizing additional demonstrations in Ohio and Indiana, where an effort is underway to trim benefits for public workers. Some union activists predicted similar protests in Missouri, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
House Speaker John A. Boehner (Ohio) issued a stern rebuke of the White House, calling on Obama to wave off his political operation and stop criticizing the governor. ”This is not the way you begin an ‘adult conversation’ in America about solutions to the fiscal challenges that are destroying jobs in our country,” Boehner said in a statement, alluding to the president’s call for civility in budget talks. “Rather than shouting down those in office who speak honestly about the challenges we face, the president and his advisers should lead.” source – Washington Post
The Obama Revolution
So for the first time since 1776, we have an American leader actively leading a rebellion against a country. Only this time the rebellion is against itself. NTEB has warned you since we started that Obama’s mission was to bring down this country from the inside, and that is exactly what he is doing. This is why America is not in bible prophecy, because at the time of the end we will not exist in any meaningful way, and certainly not as a Superpower. Obama, Soros and Company will see to that.
And the question I will leave you with is this – How does the Muslim Brotherhood figure into all this? You’re about to find out.
Algerians fight for their right to protest amid violent crackdown
On Saturday, a brave crowd of about 2,000 took to the streets in protest and faced nearly 30,000 riot police. Those who gathered were demanding the removal of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, and took to the streets even though it has been illegal to protest in the capital city of Algiers since a state of emergency was declared in 1992. In protests staged since last month, many have been arrested or injured, and journalists have been specifically targeted for violent attacks.
“The protesters have been chanting anti-government slogans including “down with the regime” and some waved copies of a newspaper front page with the headline “Mubarak has fallen!”
Widespread unrest in Algeria could have implications for the world economy because it is a major oil and gas exporter, but many experts say a revolt is unlikely because the government can use its energy wealth to resolve most grievances.” source: Sky News
“Security forces are armed to the teeth out on the street, and they’re also doing everything to crush our uprising on the internet. Journalists, and especially those with cameras, are being taken away by the police.”
Similar to the response in Egypt, the government responded by going after the internet and social networking to stifle the protesters’ ability to organize.
“Internet providers were shut down and Facebook accounts deleted across Algeria on Saturday as thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators were arrested in violent street demonstrations.
On Saturday at least 500 had been arrested by early evening in Algiers alone, with hundreds more in Annaba, Constantine and Oran taking part in the so-called February 12 Revolution.” source: Telegraph UK
Many Algerians have stayed away from the demonstrations, but there are already more anti-government demonstrations planned for Februray 19.
Yemen’s president says he won’t seek re-election or hand power to son
As we have been telling you all along, these riots that are spreading across the Middle East is a carefully-orchestrated plot by the Muslim Brotherhood to shore up their power base ahead of an attempt to invade and attack Israel. These riots are not about “freedom” in any sense of the word, it is about power, it is about Sharia, and mostly it as about the never ending hatred the Muslims have for God’s people, the Jews.
(CNN) — Yemen’s President Ali Abdullah Saleh will not seek re-election once his current term ends in 2013, he said Wednesday, after more than three decades in office.
He won’t install his son to replace him, he said. He also has asked his political opponents “to re-engage in dialogue in hopes of reaching a sustainable and reconcilable political agreement,” the Yemeni government said. Saleh made the announcement as unprecedented protests sweep across North Africa and the Middle East. The demonstrations have forced Tunisia’s president from office, and they prompted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to say Tuesday he would not run for re-election this year.
King Abdullah of Jordan, meanwhile, has sacked his government and appointed a new prime minister in the face of protests there.
In Yemen, Saleh had called an emergency parliamentary meeting ahead of a “day of rage” protests scheduled for Thursday. The protests — which have also caught on to various extents in Algeria and Sudan — have proved to be “a real watershed event for the Arab world,” said Blake Hounshell, managing editor of Foreign Policy magazine. “It’s really unprecedented.”
Dateline Egypt…..Breaking News…
“They are letting Egypt burn to the ground,” said Inas Shafik, 35.”
(Reuters) – Egyptians armed with sticks and razors have formed vigilante groups to defend their homes from looters after police disappeared from the streets following days of violent protests.
Banks, junctions and important buildings previously guarded by the police and state security were left abandoned on Saturday and civilians have quickly stepped in to fill the void.
“There is no police to be found anywhere,” said Ghadeer, 23, from an upscale neighbourhood. “Doormen and young boys from their neighbourhoods are standing outside holding sticks, razors and other weapons to prevent people from coming in.”
She added: “The community is working together to stop this and protect ourselves.”
Police withdrew from the streets when the army was sent in to take over security in Cairo. Witnesses have since seen mobs storming supermarkets, commercial centres, banks, private property and government buildings in Cairo and elsewhere.
Egyptians have called for army intervention to bring back law and order. On Saturday, many protesters changed: “No to plundering and no to destruction.”
Dozens of shops across Egypt have painted display windows white to hide contents and discourage looting. A cash machine was broken in an upscale neighbourhood, witnesses said.
“They are letting Egypt burn to the ground,” said Inas Shafik, 35.” source – Reuters