Angela Merkel's poor showing was a refutation of not only her immigration policy but also SDP leader Martin Schultz's EU-first mentality. Things get ugly from here.
It is the best solution because it ends the fantasy that Minsk II could ever be implemented by the signatories, which, to remind everyone, does NOT include Russia, but does include the Poroshenko government.
By taking reunification off the table Zakharchenko guts the neocon narrative that Vladimir Putin is trying to take over the world like they've done with Crimea for the last three years.
Show Notes: -- Trump Blows up the Paris Accord -- EU will Threaten Protection Tariffs -- Gold, Silver, Euro, Yen, Bonds and Stocks all UP UP and AWAY -- Bitcoin pushing back towards new highs -- Macron is an idiot -- Comey's Testimony this week is a potential game-changer The Still Report on Comey's Timeline … Continue reading Gold Goats n Guns Podcast Ep.12 — We’ll Never Have Paris
The EU is on schedule to begin collapsing in 2018 -- Gazprom and Shell agree to a new raft of projects, deepening their strategic alliance -- Golar LNG Partners has a rough quarter. -- Bitcoin is not in a bubble
Angela Merkel will not be pleased. Catalonia has issued an ultimatum to the Spanish government. Allow and respect the results of our secession referendum or we leave now.
The political unrest in Europe will result in a massive sovereign debt crisis that will send U.S. assets soaring. We're already seeing it in the U.S. Treasury markets as well as the Dow Jones.
Merkel now has a stronger democratic mandate to play hard ball. The North Rhine-Westphalia results are telling her to stay on the 'austerity' path, challenge the European Central Bank and assert control over the recalcitrant hinterlands of Europe.