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London’s New Year’s Eve celebrations will be overseen by rooftop snipers from Britain’s elite Special Air Service (SAS), according to reports.
“Snipers have been positioned at key locations to ensure all routes leading to areas like Trafalgar Square are covered,” said a source quoted by The Sun.
“They will be using armour-piercing ammunition and the world’s most powerful sniper rifle.”
The newspaper names the firearm as the Barrett Light .50 anti-material rifle, designed to stop military equipment — or, in the event of a terror attack, a civilian vehicle such as a car, van, or lorry.
Hungarian Christmas Message: ‘We’ll Protect Christian Culture, Not Retreat Behind Concerete Blocks and Watch Our Women Harassed on New Year’s’ https://t.co/uvWf36DbsO
— Jack Montgomery ن (@JackBMontgomery) December 25, 2017
The British capital has suffered several terror attacks this year, starting with 52-year-old Khalid Masood ploughing through pedestrians on London Bridge, before stabbing PC Keith Palmer to death outside the Palace of Westminster.
Hungary's PM about migration:
"In the light of Christmas candles, we can clearly see the attacks against Christian culture, the attempts to dissolve Europe. They want to take away our own life and change it to something which is not our life."https://t.co/2fgLSS2MP5 pic.twitter.com/GZVTXELKZZ
— Voice of Europe (@V_of_Europe) December 26, 2017
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Hungary's security chief warns Europe of another migrant wave https://t.co/0wboS0QJum
— Voice of Europe (@V_of_Europe) December 26, 2017
If the forecast, that 60 million people will come from Africa to Europe comes true, Western Europe will face not only cultural, ideological, economic and public health issues, but the significant deterioration of internal security as well, the Prime Minister’s Chief Security Advisor told Echo TV.
Security chief Bakondi, reminded that the Visegrad Four countries have agreed to contribute 35 million euros to finance a border control programme in Libya managed by Italy, because another migration wave from Africa can have incalculable repercussions for Europe. He pointed out that in 2015 people arrived in Hungary from 106 countries, who completely disregarded the EU’s and Hungary’s laws.
Regarding whether there is an actual terror threat in Hungary, Bakondi said that Hungarian authorities have no information about concrete plans of terror acts.
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The Polish government increasingly defies EU rules. Since Poland is the largest aid recipient, the EU is hopping mad.
Poland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic are all in open defiance of EU migration rules.
In addition, Poland’s Law & Justice party move to take control of the courts was condemned by the European Parliament and European Commission.
The situation is now to the point where various countries want to shut off aid to Poland, but given the EU treaty makes penalizing countries extremely difficult.
A strong majority of Europeans across 11 nations are opposed to the European Union’s (EU) immigration policies, including nearly nine in 10 Hungarians.
The survey was conducted by the Nézőpont Institute in Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, and Slovenia.
It revealed that 74 per cent of respondents in those countries believed that the EU’s migration policies have or will be negative for the continent.
Central Europeans were the most opposed, with 89 per cent of Slovaks and Hungarians holding a negative view of the policies, closely followed by 88 per cent of Czechs.
Meanwhile, 63 per cent of Austrians and 58 per cent of Germans also said the mass immigration overseen by the EU is bad for the bloc.
Furthermore, when asked about Hungary’s rejection of forced EU migrant quotas, 56 per cent of people in the Visegrád nations (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia) say they agreed with the Hungarian premier’s fight against them.
As we noted last week, hypocrisy may be the only consistent guiding principle of US foreign policy.
The Rex Tillerson State Department will pump $700,000 into Hungarian media to remove Viktor Orban.
When another nation state uses media to communicate it’s point of view, its flagged as a foreign agent, a “bad actor”, and often declared as an “act of war (i.e. RT).
When the US government uses its petrodollar strength to insert its agenda into another country’s politics it’s branded “democracy and human rights programming”.
According to The Gateway Pundit, Rex Tillerson State Department is spending over $700,000 to defeat PM Orban in Hungary.
The U.S. State Department has courted controversy by announcing it will plough $700,000 into Hungarian media, angering the country’s anti-globalist, conservative government.
The funding was announced by U.S. Chargé d‘Affaires David Kostelancik, who has previously appeared to openly criticise the Trump administration by alluding to “apparent inconsistencies in [U.S.] foreign policy” and remarking that “not every criticism of the government is ‘fake news’.”
Breitbart London spoke to a State Department official who confirmed it supports what it calls “democracy and human rights programming” in many countries, and that its intentions in Hungary — a NATO ally — are to “support media outlets operating outside the capital … to produce fact-based reporting and increase their audience and economic sustainability”.
Hungary has offered to take a Christian cross which the French authorities say must be removed from a statue of Pope John Paul II in Brittany.
The courts had originally ruled that the entire statue, donated to the small town of Ploërmel by a Russian artist, must be torn down, but now say it may remain provided the cross is decapitated, prompting the mayor who received it to complain of “an attack on a part of our culture”.
The ruling has also caused considerable upset in the late pontiff’s native Poland, where he is revered as a symbol of Poland’s struggle to free itself from the Communist yoke by many, including the current government.
“This could recreate a bloc reminiscent of the Habsburg Empire, which could push back against Berlin, Paris, and Brussels.”
This great video clip and its transcript on our YouTube Channel is taken from the Russian news, and it describes how a new power bloc may be forming on the territory of what was the Habsburg Empire, known also as the Holy Roman Empire, a misnomer in that it was neither Holy nor Roman.
Unlike the Austro-Hungarian Empire of old, Austria and Hungry today are becoming increasingly pro-Russian, along with the fellow Slavic country of the Czech Republic.
The victory of Austria’s young new leader follows the populist trend of late, and he’ll fit in well with his Hungarian and Czech counterparts, but time will tell what effect their cooperation will have on the Eurosceptic movement, European Populism, and relations with the Eurasian giant that is Russia.
Hungary has slashed illegal immigration by over 99 per cent after rolling out a series of powerful border fences in response to the European migrant crisis, possibly providing a lesson as to the potential impact of constructing President Trump’s much-discussed southern wall in the U.S.
Speaking on the second anniversary of the government’s move to seal Hungary’s border with Serbia — which is also an external border for the European Union — Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s Chief Security Advisor, György Bakondi, announced that the fences have caused illegal immigration to collapse from 391,000 in 2015, to 18,236 in 2016, to just 1,184 in 2017.
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel says it’s unacceptable for Hungary to ignore a ruling by the European Union’s top court that it must accept refugees under an EU-wide plan. But she’s not specifying any consequences.
Hungary’s prime minister has said that while he “took note” of the European Court of Justice’s ruling last week, he’d continue to oppose the plans.
Merkel told Tuesday’s edition of the daily Berliner Zeitung: “That one government says it isn’t interested in a verdict by the European Court of Justice cannot be accepted.”
Viktor Orbán, Hungary’s redoubtable Prime Minister, has made it clear that Hungary has no intention of caving into pressures from the European Union (EU) to become an “immigrant country,” in a new letter to Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission.
In his September 6 letter, Orbán tells Mr. Juncker that unlike other European nations, “Hungary is not an immigrant country, does not want to become an immigrant country and cannot accept being forced to change this.”