Update on the spread of tyranny in Europe: Turkey & Spain

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Summary: Dr. Torrance Stephens looks at the rise of tyranny in Spain and Turkey, as they both forcibly quash opponents. It is quietly spreading, abetted by the complacent silence of the developed nations. What nation will it spread to next? "Spain and the Erdogan Playbook" By Torrance Stephens at his website, 21 September 2017. Reposted … Continue reading Update on the spread of tyranny in Europe: Turkey & Spain

Stratfor: about the latest jihadist attack in Europe

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Summary: Stratfor reports on the latest attack by ISIS in Europe. It's a drumbeat of terror, slowly increasing, rooted in Europe's large and rapidly growing Islamic population. So far the region's governments have responded with traditional police and security measures. These have failed. What will they do next? "Spain: Barcelona Reels From Terrorist Attacks" Stratfor, … Continue reading Stratfor: about the latest jihadist attack in Europe

The Truth and Beauty of Madrid and Lombardia (Down and Out)

Summary: The fate of Europe depends on many factors, not least on the support of the people in Europe's periphery for the European Union. Today we have an excerpt from Truth & Beauty that gives an accurate picture of conditions in this pivotal region, with a comparison to Russia's time of troubles. . This is … Continue reading The Truth and Beauty of Madrid and Lombardia (Down and Out)

Spain’s’ only three options for recovery

Summary:  The Euro-crisis began in March 2010, and yet its causes and basic elements remain widely misunderstood -- including, based on their public statements, by many of Europe's leaders.  Here Prof Pettis gives a clear explanation of what's happening, and of Spain's only three ways out of this crisis. Excerpt from "Three cheers for the … Continue reading Spain’s’ only three options for recovery

The bailout of Spain’s banks shows the heart of our problem

Summary:  The US and Europe have not recovered from the 2008-09 crash in part because we applied first aid, but squandered the time those measures bought for us (at great cost).  An essential aspect of post-crash reforms is fixing our financial systems.  The bailout of Spain's banks -- expensive for Spain's people, easy money for … Continue reading The bailout of Spain’s banks shows the heart of our problem