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Serbia ready to increase exports of dairy products to Russia

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Serbia said it's ready to increase exports to Russia of dairy products, primarily cheese, in the next two or three weeks, adding to the list of countries providing substitutes for embargoed goods from the West.

"We will be ready to deliver dairy products from Serbia if the country's veterinary service is ready to provide guarantees," ITAR-TASS quotes Russian Agriculture Minister Nikolai Fyodorov after he met with his Serbian counterpart Snezana Bogosavljevic-Boskovic on Thursday.

Currently there are 41 firms in Serbia authorized to export food to Russia. Russia is ready to grant accelerated access to its market for up to 30 more suppliers, if the country is ready "to be responsible for the activities of these enterprises," Fyodorov said.

"Russia is interested in all our agricultural and food products, particularly meat, milk, fruit and vegetables. We can export as much cheese as we can produce," Snezana Bogosavljevic-Boskovic, the Serbian Agriculture and Environmental Protection Minister said, adding that such exports would not affect domestic market prices.

The Russian embargo on European agricultural goods created "a unique chance Serbia should use if it is able to meet Russia's high standards and regulations," Bogosavljevic-Boskovic said.

Trade in agricultural goods between the Russia and Serbia may almost double from $270 million to half a billion US dollars a year in a short time, Fyodorov assumed.

Serbia would not allow the re-export of European food products banned by Russia through its territory, the Serbian minister said.

"Our side is assuming great responsibility. We promise to do everything possible to control the export procedures," she said.

On top of that, Bogosavljevic-Boskovic said Serbia is willing to invest in joint agricultural investment projects together with Russian businesses.

Comment: Third countries expect EU will mind her own business!

See also:

EU threatens Serbia: We expect compliance with our foreign policy
Serbia goes own way: 'Respects' EU but will not introduce measures against Russia
EU countries circumvent sanctions by pretending their products are Serbian in order to sell to Russian market

Eye 1

EU Justice Commissioner: Google is 'distorting' and undermining EC privacy ruling

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Google and other prolific search engines are undermining the ECJ's Right to be Forgotten Ruling, the EU Justice Commissioner warns.
Google and other prolific search engines are "distorting" and undermining the European High Court's recent 'Right to be Forgotten' ruling, the European Commission's (EC) most senior justice official has warned.

The EU Justice Commissioner, Martine Reicherts, has accused the tech giant and other internet search engines of effectively undermining planned data protection reforms.

The controversial ruling, which allows individuals to request search engines remove links to web pages about them online, has been endorsed by multiple privacy groups around the world. But certain search engines and groups advocating freedom of speech, oppose the legislation.

In an official address in Lyon last week, Reicherts confirmed she will not preside over search engines' abuse of this "crucial ruling" to deter the EC from cultivating a "digital single market" for companies. Equally, she will not allow the contravention of this ruling in violation of citizens' rights, she added.
War Whore

St. Louis police target St. Mark's Church's school building, which has been 'safe space' for Ferguson community

The St. Louis County Police showed up at the St. Mark's Church nearby Ferguson, which the community has been using as a "safe space" for Ferguson and other community residents. Organizers were uncertain of what was taken but maintained that police were sending a message that not even this space was a place residents could go and be safe.

A volunteer, John Chasnoff, who has been working as part of a coalition to transform the space into a "humanitarian shelter," said that the space has been open from about 7 am to 2 am so that people are there to help anyone who might need assistance. For example, community members can come get water, go inside to escape the summer heat or they could get help if they have just been hit with tear gas.

Another organizer in Ferguson, Philip Agnew, who is from Florida and has done work with The Dream Defenders, explained to people that this is a "safe space" for community to "be rehabilitated" and "be healed," where they can come if something happens and regain their composure so they can go back out and "face what the police are doing to the community."

But, on Wednesday, at least six or seven police officers came to the school building and threatened the church with arrests if they continued to allow people to be in the church at night. Police claimed the church did not have the proper "occupancy permit." Legal support was seeking answers from police so the pastor of the church could figure out whether the school building could be open this evening or not.

Comment: The Police State respects nothing but its own power., The message being sent? "There's nowhere you can hide."


Russia food ban protest: Farmers dump potatoes outside supermarket in Spain

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Spanish farmers have dumped thousands of potatoes in front of Carrefour, a major supermarket chain, in response to a move to lower prices, further squeezing suppliers, in the wake of Russian sanctions on agricultural products from the EU.

The demonstration, which was called by the Union de Pequeños Agricultores y Ganaderos (UPA), took place on Thursday in Granada, southern Spain and targeted large companies like Carrefour who have taken advantage of the Russian food import ban by lowering prices, thus making it even harder for struggling suppliers.

A representative of the UPA told RT's video agency Ruptly that the length of time the sanctions will be imposed for means farmers may lose an important market in the long term.

"We have to remember once again that the Russian sanctions will be around for a whole year. This means that it will affect us in the present and future. We are risking losing a very important market for our annual work that we'll hardly be able to replace in the short term to recover sales and exports," he said.

Report of possible remains of missing Russian photojournalist Andrei Stenin

Stenin car
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A Renault Logan in which Andrei Stenin was reportedly traveling with his companions.
A report has been made claiming that the body of Andrei Stenin, a Russian photojournalist missing since August 5, has been found, but no confirmation was made, and a Russian news article published about it today in the state newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda has been deleted.

According to the latest report dated 18:00 Kiev time, August 21 from the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine:
The "deputy minister of interior" of the so-called "Donetsk People's Republic" ("DPR") told the SMM that the "DPR" had found a charred body on a road a few kilometres south-east of Snizhne (Snizhne is 80 km south-east of Donetsk city).

He claimed that the remains were those of a missing Russian journalist, but presented no supporting evidence.
The Russian pro-government online news site Russkaya Planeta had an article on the OSCE statement, then an additional report (translation by The Interpreter)
Updated 18:08 (Moscow Time) According to Komsomolskaya Pravda Dmitry Streshin, burnt passenger vehicle on the road from Dmitrovka to Snezhnoye was found two days ago. As Steshn reports, three bodies were found in the automobile, and also the remains of photography equipment. According to his hypotheses, the passengers were shot "from light small ams" and the car burned up from shelling of the area from missile systems which supposedly occurred later.
Russkaya Planeta published a tweet which was subsequently deleted for reasons unknown, saying they had found the remains and called OSCE:

Comment: The fact that Stenin has been missing for more than 2 weeks is curious. Could Kiev have killed him (either deliberately or by accident), and be stalling and lying to avoid the negative press such an act would have? For more info, see:

Pocket Knife

Pakistan's long march to Democracy: Democracy or politics as usual? (Part 1)

Pakistan protests
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In Pakistan, the "Long March" - a major protest led by opposition politicians calling for the resignation of the government - began in earnest on August 14th. The protest, which could more accurately be described as a series of overlapping protests led by two factions, in some ways similar and in some ways different from each other, promises to bring Pakistani political life to a standstill. However, the enigmatic, and quite often paradoxical, nature of Pakistani politics means that such a development requires careful analysis.

The protest leaders - Imran Khan of the Pakistan Tehreek-e Insaf (PTI) and anti-government cleric Tahir-ul Qadri of the Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) - have pledged to turn out hundreds of thousands, if not millions, into the streets to demand an end to corruption and rule by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his PML-N party. But, beyond the rhetoric of "democracy" and "transparency," both political buzzwords more indicative of public relations and marketing than genuine political program, there is the troubling possibility that what is being billed as a democratic upsurge, is merely politics as usual in Pakistan.

Of course, one should not take a completely cynical perspective on Khan, Qadri, and the other leaders and factions participating in the Long March. Indeed, many of their criticisms and allegations regarding corruption, cronyism, and electoral theft are well founded in a country that suffers from institutionalized and endemic corruption. However, one should be at the very least cautious with a movement which with one breath calls for democracy, while with another demands the resignation of the elected government.

In critically examining the nature of the protest, as well as Khan's PTI and other organized political forces, it is clear that the outrage of the people of Pakistan is quite real, their suffering and poverty is tragic, and it is their future that is at stake. With that in mind, anyone interested in supporting peace and progress for the people of Pakistan must understand the current movement.
Red Flag

Another false flag op in the planning stages? Senator warns ISIS 'terrorists' planning to blowup US city

False flag warning: Jim Inhofe says ISIS ready to blow up U.S. city
The ranking Republican on the Armed Services Committee in the U.S. Senate is warning that ISIS terrorists, those who this week beheaded an American journalist, are trying to develop the capability of blowing up an entire American city.

The comments from Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., came in an interview with the Fox affiliate in Oklahoma City.

He said the U.S. now is in "the most dangerous position we've ever been in."

Responding to questions about terror and the threat facing Americans, he said: "They're crazy out there. And they are rapidly developing a method of blowing up a major U.S. city. You just can't believe that's happening."

Comment: It seems the PTB are once again letting the sheeple know what they are planning:

False Flag Operations: Declassified Military Documents Show How US Government Planned Terrorist Attacks Against its Own Citizens
The Real Reasons Nation States Institute "False-Flag" Attacks and the Context of Principles by which they Occur
Secrecy, cover-ups, and crafted perceptions: False Flags
Psychopath USA - Operating on Both Sides of Syrian-Iraqi Border - Providing Cover for Terrorists in Syria; Fighting ISIS in Iraq


ISIS: The creation of Saudi money and ideology in conjunction with Obama's foreign policy

The beheading of the American journalist, James Foley, by a British ISIS terrorist has triggered a series of articles which identified the umbilical cord that ties the ISIS terrorists to the Saudi Arabian monarchy. What, however, these articles did not point out is that Saudi Arabia is the only country today that officially beheads people and most of these victims are foreign migrant workers. Beheading is also the hallmark of the ISIS terrorists.

The Spectator article, "What's the difference between ISIS and Saudi Arabia? It's a matter of degree," that appeared Thursday, did allude to the common ideology of the Saudi Wahabists and the ISIS Wahabists. It said:
"Saudi Arabia is a close ally of Britain and a keen customer of our killing machines, and like most of the Arab states is hostile to lunatic elements like ISIS and Hamas. Yet they are part of the problem; like many Islamists, including those in Britain, the Saudis are happy to condemn ISIS in what they do but not their basic ideology, largely because it mirrors their own."
Strategy Page, a website that provides information on military affairs, in its article,"ISIL And The Saudi Connection," led off saying
"Saudi Arabia was the original source of nearly all current Islamic terrorism and is still the source of most recruits and financial supports for these groups."

Comment: It must not be forgotten that Saudi Arabia is a U.S.-supported regime. That Islamic terrorism is born there is no accident. The U.S. elite prefer to have their terrorists bought and paid for so that they can control who and what to terrorize.


If fascism ever comes to America it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross

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Sinclair Lewis once opined that if fascism ever comes to America it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross.

I was reminded of that comment when a good friend of mine recently wrote a letter to her local newspaper in Augusta Georgia decrying the killing of nearly two thousand Palestinian civilians in Gaza, describing the deaths as part of "the systemic erosion of the rule of law in our nation and across the globe" since 9/11. A devout Christian, she concluded how from her perspective "The world, it seems, has lost its moral compass."

Unlike many letter writers, my friend has the life experience to back up her opinion, having served twenty-seven years as a United States Army lawyer, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel. Much of her most recent work has involved the cases of Guantanamo detainees.

It would have been reasonable to assume that my friend's letter would elicit a variety of responses, and one might have expected that there would be at least some agreement that a world in which killing and wars have become the norm is an unwelcome aberration. But it was not so. Out of the more than one hundred comments the vast majority were violently and caustically opposed to the principle that Israel and the United States have not exactly been role models for a peaceful world. Many of the comments were both personally insulting and, frequently, highly offensive. Some of the remarks clearly came from military veterans while others had a Christian context.

Russia 'provokes' Kiev's ire, 'invades' the hearts and minds of east Ukraine

russian aid convoy
© AP Photo/Sergei Grits
Do these people look like they're being invaded?
Russia sent over 130 aid trucks rolling into rebel-held eastern Ukraine on Friday without Kiev's approval, saying it had lost patience with the Ukrainian government's stalling tactics. Ukraine called the move a "direct invasion" that aimed to provoke an international incident.

The unilateral move sharply raised the stakes in eastern Ukraine, for any attack on the convoy could draw the Russian military directly into the conflict between the Ukrainian government and the separatist rebels in the east. Ukraine has long accused Russia of supporting and arming the rebels, a charge that Russia denies.

Comment: If a military conflict results from this, it will clearly be Kiev who is seen as the aggressor. Russia has not militarily invaded Ukraine, and any attack on the convoy will be a an unprovoked attack on a peaceful humanitarian mission.

In the past few days, Ukraine says its troops have recaptured significant parts of Luhansk, the second-largest rebel city, and suspicions were running high that Moscow's humanitarian operation may instead be aimed at halting Kiev's military momentum. Fierce fighting has been reported this week both around Luhansk and the largest rebel-held city, Donetsk, with dozens of casualties.

Comment: Keyword: suspicions, designed to slander Russia and confuse an issue that is really quite simple: providing aid to people who need it!