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When the British royals met the Greek Corbyn: Dosser Charles meets parasite Tsipras

The official visit of Prince Charles to Greece, a source of pride for the “far left” SYRIZA government, signifies that colonialism is alive and well, and here to stay.

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The foreign monarchy imposed on the Greek body politic was a cancerous import, just like the IMF is in our days. It never really gained social roots and after more than a century and a half was deposed in a referendum, one of course that was honored.

What Prince Charles and Alexis Tsipras have in common is more than meets the eye. Both have never held down a steady job, both are in awe of the Muslim religion and Muslim migrants, both love money and being in the limelight, and both are “eco-friendly” but love big business. In essence, they are the modern version of the narcissist who, like a leech, is actually a burden on society as a whole and shouldn’t be provided with any airtime as they suck it dry.

For over a century, royalism dominated Greek political affairs. From the time the bigger European powers – Russia, France and Britain – joined forces to help in the defeat of the Ottoman Empire in the battle of Navarino in 1827 during the Greek revolution and war of independence, foreign affairs in Greece has been dominated by foreign supervision or direct involvement.

The classic all-time case in point was the Don Pacifico Affair. A small time nickel and dime merchant born in Gibraltar, Don Pacifico later became the Portugese consul in the time of German-born “Greek” King Otto. Don Pacifico claimed compensation for the damage to his house and managed to get a Royal Navy ship under Lord Palmerston to seize Greek ships and property to the value of Pacifico’s property.

The blockade of Piraeus (the first of many such blockades by British imperialism) created a diplomatic rift amongst France and Russia, who were joint protectorates of newly “independent” Greece. After a five hour debate, Palmerston then PM of England summed up imperialism as such: “As the Roman, in days of old, held himself free from indignity, when he could say, Civis Romanus sum [I am a Roman citizen], so also a British subject, in whatever land he may be, shall feel confident that the watchful eye and the strong arm of England will protect him from injustice and wrong.” In short, do as you please but if you happen to have any alleged Brits in your midst who have claims against you, watch out – we will come and get you.

During World War I, Greece tried to remain neutral, but to no avail: it was bombed, blockaded, and starved to submission by the Allied forces that converted small neutral states into an appendage of one of their cannons. The “Greek” royals – then allied with Germany – refused to support the war on behalf of the Allied powers, and as result a city like Thessaloniki was bombed to smithereens, forcing Greece to officially join the war.

By an irony of history, probably to avoid new allied bombardments, Greece joined the Allied powers early during World War II, when the Greek dictator Metaxas said “oxi” (“no”) to the Italian invasion and brought about the first defeat of World War II for the Axis powers. During this period, Frederica became Queen of Greece and was influenced particularly by British and U.S. foreign policy, subsequently playing a role both during the German occupation of Greece and during the Greek civil war, where she gave cover to the Greek quislings of the Third Reich that Churchill elevated from obscurity. These elements have been maintained in prominent positions of power in Greece ever since.

Greeks fought to obtain a constitution and democratize public life, but at every twist and turn the monarchy blocked democratic change. After the war, thousands of Greek patriots were executed and all the neo-colonial arrangements of bombing Greeks – with napalm and later via accession to NATO – were done with the monarchy’s full support and agreement.

Banner during Greek Referendum on the Monarchy in 1974 which reads: “No to Foreign-Directed Monarchy’”

As mentioned earlier, the foreign monarchy imposed on the Greek body politic was a cancerous import, just like the IMF. It never really gained traction in Greece and was eventually deposed by the Greeks themselves. It’s therefore no coincidence that Prince Charles makes a three-day official visit to Greece on behalf of the globalist paymasters he supports – and no coincidence that Tsipras enthusiastically agreed to it. It’s to remind Greeks colonialism is here to stay in the form of the “Memoranda of Understanding,” which far from ending in August of this year, are here to stay, as they will control the Greek economy for well into the next century.

Prince Charles visiting a migrant reception center in Crete. Charles visited no Greek soup kitchens during his official visit.

Charles’ three-day official visit

Despite his mother never visiting Greece but having visited more than half the planet throughout her reign, Charles has kept a connection with the country, visiting the autonomous holy region of Agion Oros – a favorite haunt of Putin. The Greek media, trying to pretend the Greek political class is anything but totally and irrevocably subservient to foreign powers, reported that President Prokopis Pavlopoulos – who is referred to by many in Greece as “Paki” Pavlopoulos for his love affair with all things migrant and Muslim – allegedly made reference to the “Elgin” marbles. Hence, they avoided a trip to the Acropolis, instead choosing to visit a migrant center in Iraklion, among other tourist sites (such as Knossos) to see how they can turn a dime. Eat your heart out Helena Smith, Charlie boy beat you to it and free on the Greek state.

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall visited Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi. Prince Charles loves promoting mosques in the UK and abroad…

Who is Prince Charles?

Charles originates from a long list of parasites exported from medieval Germany in the era where land dominated economics. He has spent most of his adult life commercializing the Royal family, and as such is considered to be one of the corporate globalist elites with offshore trusts, multi-million pound businesses, and politically correct philosophies (pseudo-ecological and pro-Mosque building). After Elon Musk’s promotion of Greece, Charles entered the fray, scheduling an official state visit supported by the “far leftist” SYRIZA. Who would have believed it? An institution long dead in Greece, as anyone today who is 45 years old doesn’t even know that Greece had a monarchy, but SYRIZA is always good in bringing back zombies from the past, like they recently did with an alleged British far right group called Combat 18.

Taking into account he comes from a country that has seen over one million British people using food banks, while his promotion of Mosque-building in the UK has obviously aided in the mass migration that Britain has witnessed (over 8.4 million foreign born citizens since 1990), and accordingly, the extensive drug and rape gangs that have plagued most parts of the country. But hey, we allegedly travel with our private toilet seat and have enough courtiers to fill a bus who also prepare our toothpaste for us.

Charles’ “ecological” credentials are indeed remarkable – such as the fact that he doesn’t like to use other facilities so ships his own wherever he goes ahead of his arrival, following in the footsteps of Saudi royals. But hey, no need to worry about the excess use of carbon footprints. This is Charles we are talking about, a pampered, self-styled philosopher who should have been out to grass from the moment he was born.

During his visit, Charles met Greece’s Defense Minister Panos Kammenos, sending out obvious signals to the sultan Erdogan to behave. Charles also visited a British Royal Navy ship, one of those that when not being used to bomb poor Arabs, has been utilized as a taxi service for mass “refugee” migration, as noted in the press.

In order to publicise Prince Charles’ visit, the government-backed faux-radical “Rubicona” group “attacked’” Oxfam’s headquarters in Athens’ Victoria Square, allegedly over the pedophile issue that has erupted within the organization, though they have never showed such compassion or interest when Greek girls have been raped, tortured, or killed by migrant hoodlums whom they support in arriving to Greece, no questions asked.

Not short of a financial scandal or two, Charles’ companies invest in offshore businesses that are in the Paradise Papers. The actual family have been plagued with a modern version of the collapse of the Tsarist autocracy (when Rasputin called the shots) in the form also of a fortune teller of Greek origin, now deceased, called Madame Vasso.

Madame Vasso, who became a confidante of Princess Fergie with her Pyramid.

Fergie’s scandals and perpetual divorce could obviously not be repeated by Princess Diana when she went through the same type of divorce with Prince Charles. There are of course many allegations she was bumped off by the “Firm,” and it was the Queen of England who once said to Princes Diana’s ex-butler Paul Burrell, “[t]here are powers at work in this country about which we have no knowledge.”

This is the type of sewage SYRIZA likes to hang out with, and their representatives were on the neoliberal, oligarch-owned, and freshly-licensed Skai TV, fawning over Charlie boy’s visit. Charles, true to form, visited the ex-“King” of Greece Constantine, a detested individual who sued the Greek state via EU courts for loss of buildings and land when deposed, winning tons of money against the Greek taxpayer. Charles also met with the alleged leader of the Greek “opposition” party New Democracy Kyriakos Mitsotakis, whose family which were closely related to the Bushes, as is noted in the memoirs of the now-deceased Barbara Bush – who incidentally also had a close relationship with Diana.

This whole spectacle obviously aims to further the foreign-owned tourist industry of Greece, which is majority-owned by a German-British conglomerate known as TUI, sending a message once more to the world that Greece is “open for business” and everything is well. The visit also aims to raise the geopolitical role of Greece on behalf of the U.S., which is in full-scale retreat from the Middle East and doesn’t want other regional powers (such as Turkey and Iran) to fill the void. Or as Trump recently admitted, “We have spent $7 trillion with nothing to show for it.”

Opinions expressed are those of the author alone and may not reflect the opinions and viewpoints of Hellenic Insider, its publisher, its editors, or its staff, writers, and contributors.

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Good essay to expose [… to no one – citizen are addicted to glitz and fantasy] the greedy oligarchs and plutocrats!
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Russia calls on US to put a leash on Petro Poroshenko

The West’s pass for Mr. Poroshenko may blow up in NATO’s and the US’s face if the Ukrainian President tries to start a war with Russia.

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Russia called on Washington not to ignore the Poroshenko directives creating an active military buildup along the Ukrainian-Donbass frontier, this buildup consisting of Ukrainian forces and right-wing ultranationalists, lest it “trigger the implementation of a bloody scenario”, according to a Dec 11 report from TASS.

The [Russian] Embassy [to the US] urges the US State Department to recognize the presence of US instructors in the zone of combat actions, who are involved in a command and staff and field training of Ukraine’s assault airborne brigades. “We expect that the US will bring to reason its proteges. Their aggressive plans are not only doomed to failure but also run counter to the statements of the administration on its commitment to resolve the conflict in eastern Ukraine by political and diplomatic means,” the statement said.

This warning came after Eduard Basurin, the deputy defense minister of the Donetsk People’s Republic noted that the Ukrainian army was massing troops and materiel for a possible large-scale offensive at the Mariupol section of the contact line in Donbass. According to Basurin, this action is expected to take place on 14 December. TASS offered more details:

According to the DPR’s reconnaissance data, Ukrainian troops plan to seize the DPR’s Novoazovsky and Temanovsky districts and take control over the border section with Russia. The main attack force of over 12,000 servicemen has been deployed along the contact line near the settlements of Novotroitskoye, Shirokino, and Rovnopol. Moreover, more than 50 tanks, 40 multiple missile launcher systems, 180 artillery systems and mortars have been reportedly pulled to the area, Basurin added. Besides, 12 BM-30 Smerch heavy multiple rocket launchers have been sent near Volodarsky.

The DPR has warned about possible provocations plotted by Ukrainian troops several times. Thus, in early December, the DPR’s defense ministry cited reconnaissance data indicating that the Ukrainian military was planning to stage an offensive and deliver an airstrike. At a Contact Group meeting on December 5, DPR’s Foreign Minister Natalia Nikonorova raised the issue of Kiev’s possible use of chemical weapons in the conflict area.

This is a continuation of the reported buildup The Duran reported in this article linked here, and it is a continuation of the full-scale drama that started with the Kerch Strait incident, which itself appears to have been staged by Ukraine’s president Petro Poroshenko. Following that incident, the president was able to get about half of Ukraine placed under a 30-day period of martial law, citing “imminent Russian aggression.”

President Poroshenko is arguably a dangerous man. He appears to be desperate to maintain a hold on power, though his approval numbers and support is abysmally low in Ukraine. While he presents himself as a hero, agitating for armed conflict with Russia and simultaneously interfering in the affairs of the Holy Eastern Orthodox Church, he is actually one of the most dangerous leaders the world has to contend with, precisely because he is unfit to lead.

Such men and women are dangerous because their desperation makes them short-sighted, only concerned about their power and standing.

An irony about this matter is that President Poroshenko appears to be exactly what the EuroMaidan was “supposed” to free Ukraine of; that is, a stooge puppet leader that marches to orders from a foreign power and does nothing for the improvement of the nation and its citizens.

The ouster of Viktor Yanukovich was seen as the sure ticket to “freedom from Russia” for Ukraine, and it may well have been that Mr. Yanukovich was an incompetent leader. However, his removal resulted in a tryannical regíme coming into power, that resulting in the secession of two Ukrainian regions into independent republics and a third secession of strategically super-important Crimea, who voted in a referendum to rejoin Russia.

While this activity was used by the West to try to bolster its own narrative that Russia remains the evil henchman in Europe, the reality of life in Ukraine doesn’t match this allegation at all. A nation that demonstrates such behavior shows that there are many problems, and the nature of these secessions points at a great deal of fear from Russian-speaking Ukrainian people about the government that is supposed to be their own.

President Poroshenko presents a face to the world that the West is apparently willing to support, but the in-country approval of this man as leader speaks volumes. The West’s blind support of him “against Russia” may be one of the most tragic errors yet in Western foreign policy.

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Second Canadian Citizen Disappears In China

According to the he Globe and Mail, the man was identified as Michael Spavor, a Canadian whose company Peaktu Cultural Exchange brings tourists and hockey players into North Korea.

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For a trade war that was supposed to be between the US and China, Canada has found itself increasingly in the middle of the crossfire. And so after the arrest of a former Canadian diplomat in Beijing in retaliation for the detention of the Huawei CFO in Vancouver, Canada said a second person has been questioned by Chinese authorities, further heightening tensions between the two countries.

The second person reached out to the Canadian government after being questioned by Chinese officials, Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said, at which point Canada lost contact with him. His whereabouts are currently unknown and Global Affairs Canada said they are in contact with his family.

“We haven’t been able to make contact with him since he let us know about this,” Freeland told reporters Wednesday in Ottawa. “We are working very hard to ascertain his whereabouts and we have also raised this case with Chinese authorities.”

According to the he Globe and Mail, the man was identified as Michael Spavor, a Canadian whose company Peaktu Cultural Exchange brings tourists and hockey players into North Korea. He gained fame for helping arrange a visit to Pyongyang by former NBA player Dennis Rodman, and he met North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on that trip, the newspaper reported. Attempts to reach Spavor on his contact number either in China, or North Korean went straight to voicemail.

Spavor’s personal Facebook page contains several images of him with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un including one of him with both Jong-un and former Dennis Rodman at an undisclosed location.

Michael P. Spavor, right, pictured here with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, second from right, and Dennis Rodman.

Another image shows the two sharing a drink on a boat.

The unexplained disappearance takes place after China’s spy agency detained former Canadian diplomat Michael Kovrig in Beijing on Monday, who was on leave from the foreign service. The arrest came nine days after Canada arrested Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou at the request of U.S. DOJ. While Canada has asked to see the former envoy after it was informed by fax of his arrest, Canada is unaware of Kovrig current whereabouts or the charges he faces.

“Michael did not engage in illegal activities nor did he do anything that endangered Chinese national security,” Rob Malley, chief executive officer of the ICG, said in a written statement. “He was doing what all Crisis Group analysts do: undertaking objective and impartial research.”

One possibility is that Kovrig may have been caught up in recent rule changes in China that affect non-governmental organizations, according to Bloomberg. The ICG wasn’t authorized to do work in China, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Lu Kang said during a regular press briefing in Beijing Wednesday.

“We welcome foreign travelers. But if they engage in activities that clearly violate Chinese laws and regulations, then it is totally another story,” he said, adding he had no information on Kovrig specifically.

As Bloomberg further notes, foreign non-governmental organizations are now required to register with the Chinese authorities under a 2017 law that subjects them to stringent reporting requirements. Under the law, organizations without a representative office in China must have a government sponsor and a local cooperative partner before conducting activities. ICG said this is the first time they’ve heard such an accusation from the Chinese authorities in a decade of working with the country. The company closed its Beijing operations in December 2016 because of the new Chinese law, according to a statement. Kovrig was working out of the Hong Kong office.

Meanwhile, realizing that it is increasingly bearing the brunt of China’s retaliatory anger, Trudeau’s government distanced itself from Meng’s case, saying it can’t interfere with the courts, but is closely involved in advocating on Kovrig’s behalf.

So far Canada has declined to speculate on whether there was a connection between the Kovrig and Meng cases, with neither Freeland nor Canadian Trade Minister Jim Carr saying Wednesday that there is any indication the cases are related. Then again, it is rather obvious they are. Indeed, Guy Saint-Jacques, who served as ambassador to China from 2012 to 2016 and worked with Kovrig, says the link is clear. “There’s no coincidence with China.”

“In this case, they couldn’t grab a Canadian diplomat because this would have created a major diplomatic incident,” he said. “Going after him I think was their way to send a message to the Canadian government and to put pressure.”

Even though Meng was granted bail late Tuesday, that did not placate China, whose foreign ministry spokesman said that “The Canadian side should correct its mistakes and release Ms. Meng Wanzhou immediately.”

The tension, according to Bloomberg,  may force Canadian companies to reconsider travel to China, and executives traveling to the Asian country will need to exercise extra caution, said Andy Chan, managing partner at Miller Thomson LLP in Vaughan, Ontario.

“Canadian business needs to look at and balance the reasons for the travel’’ between the business case and the “current political environment,’’ Chan said by email. Chinese officials subject business travelers to extra screening and in some case reject them from entering, he said.

Earlier in the day, SCMP reported that Chinese high-tech researchers were told “not to travel to the US unless it’s essential.”

And so, with Meng unlikely to be released from Canada any time soon, expect even more “Chinese (non) coincidences”, until eventually China does detain someone that the US does care about.

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Multipolar World Order in the Making: Qatar Dumps OPEC

Russia and Qatar’s global strategy also brings together and includes partners like Turkey.

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The decision by Qatar to abandon OPEC threatens to redefine the global energy market, especially in light of Saudi Arabia’s growing difficulties and the growing influence of the Russian Federation in the OPEC+ mechanism.

In a surprising statement, Qatari energy minister Saad al-Kaabi warned OPEC on Monday December 3 that his country had sent all the necessary documentation to start the country’s withdrawal from the oil organization in January 2019. Al-Kaabi stressed that the decision had nothing to do with recent conflicts with Riyadh but was rather a strategic choice by Doha to focus on the production of LNG, which Qatar, together with the Russian Federation, is one of the largest global exporters of. Despite an annual oil extraction rate of only 1.8% of the total of OPEC countries (about 600,000 barrels a day), Qatar is one of the founding members of the organization and has always had a strong political influence on the governance of the organization. In a global context where international relations are entering a multipolar phase, things like cooperation and development become fundamental; so it should not surprise that Doha has decide to abandon OPEC. OPEC is one of the few unipolar organizations that no longer has a meaningful purpose in 2018, given the new realities governing international relations and the importance of the Russian Federation in the oil market.

Besides that, Saudi Arabia requires the organization to maintain a high level of oil production due to pressure coming from Washington to achieve a very low cost per barrel of oil. The US energy strategy targets Iranian and Russian revenue from oil exports, but it also aims to give the US a speedy economic boost. Trump often talks about the price of oil falling as his personal victory. The US imports about 10 million barrels of oil a day, which is why Trump wrongly believes that a decrease in the cost per barrel could favor a boost to the US economy. The economic reality shows a strong correlation between the price of oil and the financial growth of a country, with low prices of crude oil often synonymous of a slowing down in the economy.

It must be remembered that to keep oil prices low, OPEC countries are required to maintain a high rate of production, doubling the damage to themselves. Firstly, they take less income than expected and, secondly, they deplete their oil reserves to favor the strategy imposed by Saudi Arabia on OPEC to please the White House. It is clearly a strategy that for a country like Qatar (and perhaps Venezuela and Iran in the near future) makes little sense, given the diplomatic and commercial rupture with Riyadh stemming from tensions between the Gulf countries.

In contrast, the OPEC+ organization, which also includes other countries like the Russian Federation, Mexico and Kazakhstan, seems to now to determine oil and its cost per barrel. At the moment, OPEC and Russia have agreed to cut production by 1.2 million barrels per day, contradicting Trump’s desire for high oil output.

With this last choice Qatar sends a clear signal to the region and to traditional allies, moving to the side of OPEC+ and bringing its interests closer in line with those of the Russian Federation and its all-encompassing oil and gas strategy, two sectors in which Qatar and Russia dominate market share.

In addition, Russia and Qatar’s global strategy also brings together and includes partners like Turkey (a future energy hub connecting east and west as well as north and south) and Venezuela. In this sense, the meeting between Maduro and Erdogan seems to be a prelude to further reorganization of OPEC and its members.

The declining leadership role of Saudi Arabia in the oil and financial market goes hand in hand with the increase of power that countries like Qatar and Russia in the energy sectors are enjoying. The realignment of energy and finance signals the evident decline of the Israel-US-Saudi Arabia partnership. Not a day goes by without corruption scandals in Israel, accusations against the Saudis over Khashoggi or Yemen, and Trump’s unsuccessful strategies in the commercial, financial or energy arenas. The path this doomed

trio is taking will only procure less influence and power, isolating them more and more from their opponents and even historical allies.

Moscow, Beijing and New Delhi, the Eurasian powerhouses, seem to have every intention, as seen at the trilateral summit in Buenos Aires, of developing the ideal multipolar frameworks to avoid continued US dominance of the oil market through shale revenues or submissive allies as Saudi Arabia, even though the latest spike in production is a clear signal from Riyadh to the USA. In this sense, Qatar’s decision to abandon OPEC and start a complex and historical discussion with Moscow on LNG in the format of an enlarged OPEC marks the definitive decline of Saudi Arabia as a global energy power, to be replaced by Moscow and Doha as the main players in the energy market.

Qatar’s decision is, officially speaking, unconnected to the feud triggered by Saudi Arabia against the small emirate. However, it is evident that a host of factors has led to this historic decision. The unsuccessful military campaign in Yemen has weakened Saudi Arabia on all fronts, especially militarily and economically. The self-inflicted fall in the price of oil is rapidly consuming Saudi currency reserves, now at a new low of less than 500 billion dollars. Events related to Mohammad bin Salman (MBS) have de-legitimized the role of Riyadh in the world as a reliable diplomatic interlocutor. The internal and external repression by the Kingdom has provoked NGOs and governments like Canada’s to issue public rebukes that have done little to help MBS’s precarious position.

In Syria, the victory of Damascus and her allies has consolidated the role of Moscow in the region, increased Iranian influence, and brought Turkey and Qatar to the multipolar side, with Tehran and Moscow now the main players in the Middle East. In terms of military dominance, there has been a clear regional shift from Washington to Moscow; and from an energy perspective, Doha and Moscow are turning out to be the winners, with Riyadh once again on the losing side.

As long as the Saudi royal family continues to please Donald Trump, who is prone to catering to Israeli interests in the region, the situation of the Kingdom will only get worse. The latest agreement on oil production between Moscow and Riyad signals that someone in the Saudi royal family has probably figured this out.

Countries like Turkey, India, China, Russia and Iran understand the advantages of belonging to a multipolar world, thereby providing a collective geopolitical ballast that is mutually beneficial. The energy alignment between Qatar and the Russian Federation seems to support this general direction, a sort of G2 of LNG gas that will only strengthen the position of Moscow on the global chessboard, while guaranteeing a formidable military umbrella for Doha in case of a further worsening of relations between Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

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