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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

"A captive of Russia"

The God-Emperor slams Germany and NATO:
Donald Trump unleashed his fury on NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday for defending Germany's energy partnership with Russia and threatened Berlin with U.S. action over the deal that he said is wholly inappropriate.

Trump fumed that 'Germany is a captive of Russia' and said the U.S. would 'have to do something' in light of the pipeline deal that's funneling billions into Moscow's economy.

'Germany is totally controlled by Russia,' he charged. 'I think its a very bad thing for NATO,' Trump said.

Stoltenberg reminded that the U.S. and Europe are 'stronger together than apart' and that has been proven by two World Wars and the alliance's dealings with Russia. Trump told him in response, 'No, you're just making Russia richer. You're not dealing with Russia, you're making Russia richer.'

The confrontation stunned the leaders' senior advisers, including Trump's secretaries of defense and state. A press aide demanded the media leave the room as Trump pushed Stoltenberg to explain how the U.S. is supposed to protect Germany when it's opening the front door to Vladimir Putin.
Remember, always wait three days! I'm not certain what the God-Emperor is up to, but I'm confident that the first three media takes on his rhetoric and actions will be wrong. I'm pretty sure he is aware that it is the USA that militarily occupies Germany and not Russia.

I suspect this is more about trade and cutting US commitments to Europe than anything. After all, if the Germans aren't going to resist being invaded by millions of migrants, why is the US wasting money to protect them at all?
Trump gave Stoltenberg an earful with media present, telling the visibly startled NATO chief, 'We're protecting Germany. We're protecting France. We're protecting everybody, and yet, we're paying a lot of money to protect.'

Trump said that past presidents did not confront America's allies because they did not want to meddle in their affairs or they were blind to the problem.

'I think that these countries have to step it up — not over a 10-year-period — they have to step it up immediately,' Trump demanded. 'Germany is a rich country. They talk about they're gonna increase it a tiny bit by 2030. Well, they could increase it immediately tomorrow and have no problem.'

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69 Comments:

Blogger Sherwood family July 11, 2018 6:14 AM  

Trump wants some room to bargain with Putin. If Germany suddenly starts squelching Nordstream because they think Trump will create problems for them if they don't then Russia has something it wants that Trump can give them in return for something he wants. He is creating a bargaining position. And NATO is a solution in search of a problem anyway. There's really no reason to keep it around. Certainly not out of some misplaced nostalgia for the good ole days.

Blogger Long Live The West July 11, 2018 6:15 AM  

The media opposes everything Trump says. Could be that he's trying to force them to defend Russia. Given the media's lack of self control it could work.

Blogger Mark Stoval July 11, 2018 6:16 AM  

"After all, if the Germans aren't going to resist being invaded by millions of migrants, why is the US wasting money to protect them at all?"

You can say that again.

I also think that we could use all that military on the southern border of the USA stopping the ongoing invasion there.

What the heck is the military for if they are not to be used stopping an invasion of the homeland?

Blogger Howard Stone July 11, 2018 6:24 AM  

Trump is just saying, hey we are paying to protect you, and we want something out of the deal, but you go and make this energy deal with Russia, if that’s how your gonna be, then maybe Russia can pick up the tab.

Blogger Howard Stone July 11, 2018 6:25 AM  

I mean they must not see Russia as much of a threat if they are making billion dollar deals with them

Blogger Amy July 11, 2018 6:33 AM  

“Captive of Russia” forces Germany to justify that they Most Certainly Are Not!

Blogger Resident Moron™ July 11, 2018 6:34 AM  

NATO is an army in search of a fight.

It needs to be put down immediately.

Blogger ZhukovG July 11, 2018 6:38 AM  

I think he just wants folks to admit that Russia isn't a threat and that NATO is just another Globalist project that needs to be shut down.

This also plays well to the GEs base of support, who are sick of seeing their tax dollars help prop up the 'European' Elite.

Blogger SciVo July 11, 2018 6:38 AM  

This is one of those Xanatos gambits, isn't it?

Blogger McChuck July 11, 2018 6:41 AM  

Germany has plans to dismantle their nuclear power industry and switch to solar and wind. They're also paying for Russia to add another oil/gas pipeline to Europe through Belarus, bypassing the Ukraine. Germany has forgotten/ignored how Russia turned off the gas flow to Ukraine several times (including in winter) during diplomatic spats before the invasion.

Blogger Damaris Tighe July 11, 2018 6:43 AM  

lol. he's such a great negotiator.

he walks up to the table and upends it.

then he leaves shouting withering abuse

shouts some stringent demands at his opponents.
horrified world

they creep back and
he gets a fair amount of what he wants.

every time . hilarious.

Blogger Damaris Tighe July 11, 2018 6:46 AM  

hope he makes what they want conditional upon them protecting their own borders

Blogger qualitycontrol July 11, 2018 6:46 AM  

'We're protecting Germany. We're protecting France. We're protecting everybody, and yet, we're paying a lot of money to protect.'

The US military presence in Europe isn't there to protect their NATO partners. It's a soft occupation that allows the (((Globalists))) to control the foreign policy of Europe.

'I also think that we could use all that military on the southern border of the USA stopping the ongoing invasion there.'

Go for it America.

Blogger Salt July 11, 2018 6:46 AM  

Germany isn't paying its fair why-Nato? share while sucking on Russian gas. Nato is obsolete whereas a WCTA (West. Civ. Treaty Alliance) might be more in order.

Blogger Tim from Nashua July 11, 2018 6:49 AM  

Scratch Angela Merkel and she bleeds communist red.

Blogger Lazarus July 11, 2018 6:49 AM  

Headline in March:
Mattis: Russia Has Chosen To Be A ‘Strategic Competitor’ To NATO Rather Than Play Nice


Story from July 3:

A Congressional delegation led by senior Republican Senator Richard Shelby has held talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and other officials ahead of the upcoming summit between Presidents Putin and Trump in Helsinki.

"I thought we had a good meeting. We discussed a lot of serious issues and mainly focused on the upcoming meeting with President Trump and President Putin," Shelby said of the meeting, speaking to reporters outside the Russian Foreign Ministry building in Moscow.

"We said look, we will be competitors, but we don't need to be adversaries and maybe we'll have a new day, but we'll have to wait and see," Shelby added.


headline July 11
Trump describes Putin as ‘competitor’ ahead of Helsinki summit

Given the attitude of the administration that Russia is a competitor, not an adversary, this is the context in which to exam Trump's negotiation stance with Europe.

Europe is pretending to view Russia as an enemy to manipulate the US thru NATO, meanwhile, they are happy to enrich Russia. Trump is calling their bluff.

Pay up, deadbeats, or quit your whining.

Blogger Kang July 11, 2018 6:49 AM  

If germany's cuts it's nuclear and coal and creates a vulnerable dependency on Russian oil and natural gas, then why support NATO? F#ck 'em.

Blogger Azure Amaranthine July 11, 2018 6:50 AM  

"This is one of those Xanatos gambits, isn't it?"

Looks like it.

Blogger jla July 11, 2018 6:57 AM  

McChuck wrote:Germany has plans to dismantle their nuclear power industry and switch to solar and wind. They're also paying for Russia to add another oil/gas pipeline to Europe through Belarus, bypassing the Ukraine. Germany has forgotten/ignored how Russia turned off the gas flow to Ukraine several times (including in winter) during diplomatic spats before the invasion.

And by diplomatic spats you really mean they refused to pay for it, right?

Blogger Dire Badger July 11, 2018 7:00 AM  

Man, classic Haggling.

This is going to take a bit longer than 3 days.

You start by noticing what you want in a shop window. You go in and immediately start insulting the merchandise. Then you go have a cup of coffee, and come back in a few more hours showing a little more interest in what YOU want. Once you hear the bid, you storm off in anger and then come back again a few hours later to give the shopkeeper the opportunity to beg for a price that you find reasonable. Afterwards, you are effusive in your praise so that you leave an ally behind.

If you do it right, you both walk away feeling cheated and it's a good deal.

Blogger szopen July 11, 2018 7:01 AM  

Germany is totally controlled by Russia

Well, if you are German chancellor friendly to Russia, you have good chances to get a nice job after you quit politics. For example...

"Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder is facing a backlash after being elected chairman of the Russian state-controlled oil giant Rosneft."

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-41447603

Makes you wonder about whose interests have German chancellors, given those incentives.

Blogger Dire Badger July 11, 2018 7:05 AM  

Azure Amaranthine wrote:"This is one of those Xanatos gambits, isn't it?"

Looks like it.


Feels more like Dutch book to me. Not all outcomes are perfect, but even the most negative will have a minor positive outcome.

Xanatos Gambits rely on everyone else to not figure out what is Going on... Dutch books will turn a profit even if someone figures it out.

Blogger Duke Norfolk July 11, 2018 7:16 AM  

"Remember, always wait three days!"

But Hot Takes (aka rash, impulsive, near-sighted) are best takes, no?

Blogger Rick July 11, 2018 7:16 AM  

The 8 min version on YouTube is not to be missed.
I think the key demand which they will not be able to meet is the “immediately”. That will give him a reason to begin an immediate pull-out. And I’m onboard with sending them straight to our border where there is an actual invasion taking place.

I can’t see a reason why he would be too scared to do it after this EFFORTLESS scolding. What him, he does it effortlessly.

https://youtu.be/QqjJvveODKM


https://youtu.be/QqjJvveODKM

Blogger Harambe July 11, 2018 7:36 AM  

If I had a PMC and someone hired me to protect them, I'd what THEM to pay ME money. I wouldn't want a deal where I have to pay THEM money for the privilege of protecting them. Which is how the NATO deal currently works. Cause does the US even need the rest of NATO if someone drops a bomb on US soil or Cuba gets uppity again?

Blogger Cloom Glue July 11, 2018 7:43 AM  

How does the master of ceremonies know to kick out the press at that ending moment, and not Trump ending it? He was like the perfect host changing the subject at the right moment so the subject does not have another go around into obliged escalation.

Blogger Cloom Glue July 11, 2018 7:44 AM  

I was referring to the video @24.

Blogger CarpeOro July 11, 2018 7:50 AM  

After years of negotiations being done by experienced, wise, politicians getting nowhere (ever), we are now seeing actual negotiations take place that may actually get us something in our own national interests. Not the corporations, not just photo ops, but actual negotiations. The heads of all the short attention span types are constantly spinning. Still not tired of winning.

Blogger Salt July 11, 2018 7:54 AM  

Notice what flags are in the vid above. US and NATO. We're not really part of it, except for our money.

Blogger Lovekraft July 11, 2018 7:55 AM  

A neutralizing move by Trump against those who think he and Putin are collaborators. Will also give the marxists/globalists some bragging rights, but will have the side-effect of putting their guard down.

Soros is behind Ukraine breakaway from Russia. Soros is evil. Something at play to either bring Ukraine into the Russian sphere, or bring Soros's involvement into the light.

Neon Revolt has a great post today and, again, reinforces that there is indeed a group of globalists working to foment division and war.

Also in that post is the link to the subbreddit r/greatawakening (backup should NR go down).

Europe is tied to the Saudis. Has to break free of the oil dependency, which is also tied to Turkey and the immivasion. Europe is the proxy war between Shia/Sunni, or in the least its 'release valve' for the Muslim hate.

Blogger Ledford Ledford July 11, 2018 8:11 AM  

This is good grand strategy. The US "empire," or "hegemony," or whatever is winding down. Our negotiating position will only get weaker. Better to get the best bargain now and get out than be left begging later.

Blogger Sillon Bono July 11, 2018 8:17 AM  

@30

Europe is tied to the Saudis. Has to break free of the oil dependency, which is also tied to Turkey and the immivasion. Europe is the proxy war between Shia/Sunni, or in the least its 'release valve' for the Muslim hate.

This has been orchestrated by (((them ))) since WWII.

It's no accident that (((Our greatest ally))) is also the Saudi's (((Best Friend)))

Blogger wreckage July 11, 2018 8:24 AM  

Energy money is easy money. Germany is enriching its geopolitical rival, secure that Big Daddy will take care of any issues.

Money straight to the Russian war-chest is money the US has to match. And Putin has played strong man before on gas. So Trump is saying: you can't play Russian cheap energy off against US funded strategic strength.

Just like moving manufacturing offshore but selling the product onshore, it's a short-term arbitrage with directly proportionate long-term costs. It's precisely the kind of corruption of "free trade" Vox objects to, only it's borrowing against (and thereby embezzling) shared strategic capital instead of shared economic capital.

Blogger pyrrhus July 11, 2018 8:39 AM  

Germany is going to be tied to Russia in the long run, because Russia's energy reserves will last far longer than America's or the Saudis'...Furthermore, LNG is inherently much more expensive than pipeline gas.And Germany. having shut down its nukes, will be desperate for reliable energy...So there is a real clash of interests here, which can be used by Trump to change or, hopefully, get rid of NATO..

Blogger JACIII July 11, 2018 8:49 AM  

Germany goes green energy for the feels and global warming socialism with us picking up the tab and Trump publicly hangs them by their nuts with it.

This bears on the country's morale and the morale of all nationalists. This will help Britain with Brexit. Will stiffen their spines a bit.

If I was Obama playing at shadow president right now I'd be shaking in my boots. You don't get to ankle-bite the boss from the shadows forever.

Blogger Wuzzums Fuzzums July 11, 2018 9:04 AM  

The God Emperor works in mysterious ways.

Blogger Robert Divinity July 11, 2018 9:06 AM  

The media opposes everything Trump says. Could be that he's trying to force them to defend Russia. Given the media's lack of self control it could work.

Yes, this. Trump is a brilliant rhetorician. He has exposed the utter hypocrisy of our putative allies in NATO. The clip of Trump hectoring his European counterparts is amazing.

More or less, Trump has laid the ground to dismantle NATO. It should have been done as soon as the USSR fell, but better late than never.

Blogger tuberman July 11, 2018 9:07 AM  

Brussels, NATO, and Germany were planning to get tons of talking points at the god emperor's expense, so he controls the Narrative, thus the talking points.

Meanwhile, the SCOTUS nomination will move forward, and MSM can only really concentrate on one issue at a time.

Blogger IAM Spartacus July 11, 2018 9:20 AM  

He's calling out NATO, the Dems, and Neocons on their bull sh!t. If they need "protection" from scary Putin Russia then they shouldn't be handing him money. If they are handing him money then they cannot bitch about Trump working with Putin.

Basically he's just pointing out their hypocrisy. It a win win for him. Either he can normalize Russia relations or push the opposition into allowing him to make American first changes because of "big bad Russia/China"

Similar issue with China. On one had we say they are a military threat and on the other we keep giving them money. Where does that make since? China and Russia do the same thing, Trump is just finally catching the US up to the standard.

Blogger Ron Winkleheimer July 11, 2018 9:27 AM  

This also plays well to the GEs base of support, who are sick of seeing their tax dollars help prop up the 'European' Elite.

Yep. Almost all working/middle class people think its absurd to have US troops posted all over the world. The nigh universal sentiment among those that aren't profiting from it is that that money could be better spent back here in the US. And its the working/middle class whose kids have been getting maimed and killed for nearly 20 years now.

Blogger Johnny July 11, 2018 9:29 AM  

>>I suspect this is more about trade and cutting US commitments to Europe than anything...

That is what I was thinking. There is so much overreach in this that it is probably just a talking point. As for myself, it pains me to watch Germany screw things up as much as they do. Plus why the hell can't we settle things with Russia. Russia is right in the middle of the Eurasian continent. It is an area that is going to be unsettled no matter what happens, and very likely worse with a weak Russian then with a strong Russia.

Blogger Ferdinand July 11, 2018 9:29 AM  

He is right. Merkel thought it was politically convenient to close the nuclear plants in Germany.
Not only that, but she is also trying to reduce coal plants to a minimum. After those moronic policies, Germany is getting most of it's juice from gas. Russian gas.
If the russians would close the valve, Germany's whole economy would collapse in a week.
Kind of a bad ally in a military alliance primarily focused on containing russia.

Blogger het1 July 11, 2018 9:38 AM  

GE is really great politician!
Let Germany increase its expenses on defense instead of increase its expenses on millions of migrants. These millions are much more dangerous to Germany than Russia.

Blogger Ron Winkleheimer July 11, 2018 9:39 AM  

And there is the fact that Germany's leadership is apparently retarded. Voluntarily relying on any other country to supply any basic need is idiotic. Energy is a fundamental need and they won't be able to quickly shift to another supplier. Their basically subjecting themselves to Russia because when winter comes they are going to need the energy a lot sooner than Russia is going to need the money.

Blogger tuberman July 11, 2018 10:16 AM  

This is a blow on multiple levels, and way too much for the medias to spin. What will be spinning is their heads in frustration and more hate. Much sputtering incoherence about to follow.

Blogger pnq8787 July 11, 2018 10:21 AM  

It is the United State's own bluff that Trump has called, not Germany's. Germany has known that the threat of Communist invasion has been gone for a long time now. They realize that NATO now serves only as an excuse for the United States to maintain bases in Europe for the purpose of projecting force into the Middle East. Those bases are there to help enforce the Petro-Dollar.

That being said I hope NATO does come crashing down because 1) NATO and the U.S. globohomo empire is the force that would sweep in to destroy any true European nationalist hero that would kill the immivaders or drive them from the land. and 2) It is not in the true spirit of America to be an empire in the first place.

I hope Trump knows what he is doing. That said, may he succeed.

Blogger Edgar Abbey July 11, 2018 10:32 AM  

I don’t see how anyone could read that article and think that Trump thinks Russia is militarily occupying Germany.

Is that what the Fake News media is saying? I don’t watch it so I don’t know.

Blogger linesy July 11, 2018 10:36 AM  

A work colleague whose wife volunteers at a charity shop (goodwill for those in the US), found a Trump board game, which I am now the proud owner of. It's in pristine condition with a stack of high value dollars with Trump on. I'll be wiping the years of laughter up with those and he sends both German and Domestic enemies loopy with this one. Do this to our lame UK PM please GE, they are cheating us out of Brexit, perhaps Trump can save it with a few tweet bombs that will rattle all of the remoaners and deliver some top notch tantrums and sperg outs from that shower . . And ideally unseat the useless May and get us the fuck out of that failing crooked low energy disaster.

Blogger owlish July 11, 2018 10:44 AM  

At the very least, GE is injecting chaos into ritualized "diplomacy" that was never designed to change anything.

Blogger Noah B The Savage Gardener July 11, 2018 10:53 AM  

It's becoming increasingly difficult to keep up with all the good moves Trump is making.

Blogger JohnofAustria July 11, 2018 10:58 AM  

He attacked the Germans using the line of logic they (globalists) have used against him, which they can't argue for without violating their green ideology and NATO reliance, and simultaneously undermines the reason NATO exists and their own attacks on him. While expanding his leverage in a trade war. Fucking oath.

Blogger wreckage July 11, 2018 11:07 AM  

@52, truly, leave your enemy two options, both of which lead to your victory. They can strengthen his disposition in general rhetoric, strengthen it in trade war, or strengthen it in regard to winding back NATO expenditure, and they get to choose which.

Cruel, yet hilarious.

Blogger JaimeInTexas July 11, 2018 11:32 AM  

I hope that it is an inarticulate way of saying; if NATO exists to counter [now] Russia because Russia is a threat, then, why are NATO members engaged in lucrative commercial intercourse with Russia?

Blogger Attila is my bro July 11, 2018 11:34 AM  

My understanding is that Ukraine didn't pay the bill and Russia did what every other utility in the world does when you don't pay the bill.

Blogger Kevin Walker July 11, 2018 11:51 AM  

The dems are apoplectic. Since the dems do not believe in border controls why should any of them be concerned with NATO?
And shouldn't they be welcoming as many Russians into the US as possible because they have to live under the meany, scary, hitlery, hitler like, hitler Putin. By their logic wouldn't Russians qualify as the most oppressed humans in the world.

Blogger VFM #7634 July 11, 2018 12:02 PM  

"And there is the fact that Germany's leadership is apparently retarded."

Insane, more like. They are, after all, globalists and progtards.

Blogger Looking Glass July 11, 2018 12:12 PM  

https://infogalactic.com/info/Gerhard_Schröder

That came to mind first. The second is that Trump is going to use the old Hapsburg ruling class as a wedge against itself, likely with Poland being the largest benefactor. Trump has such a massive strategic leverage advantage by simply attacking the spots where other countries are utterly Double-Faced.

tuberman wrote:This is a blow on multiple levels, and way too much for the medias to spin. What will be spinning is their heads in frustration and more hate. Much sputtering incoherence about to follow.

Yup, and now the Media has to spend the rest of the week talking about Russia. The Dems just held a press conference about the SCOTUS pick. They're already 2 news cycles behind. Trump is the Roadrunner against the Media. haha

Blogger Dire Badger July 11, 2018 12:30 PM  

Man, that guy is making so many excuses and trying so hard to doublespeak and spin his shitpile into gold.

"Well, Many Nato countries disagree about what kind of Trade we have with Russia but the Strength of Nato is that we can have these differences and yet blah blah blah blah blah...."

He sounds like one of Trump's employees trying to make excuses for a massive screwup.

It is EXTREMELY Obvious that the takeaway will be "We are done with NATO."

Blogger Dire Badger July 11, 2018 12:31 PM  

Why is it that every time Trump talks to other world leaders they always look like Oliver begging for more gruel?

Blogger Looking Glass July 11, 2018 1:24 PM  

Dire Badger wrote:Why is it that every time Trump talks to other world leaders they always look like Oliver begging for more gruel?

Because Trump has ultimate leverage, a large supply of nukes, forward operational capacity and a functionally independent Economy behind him. Everyone has to play nice.

Trump could start demanding Tribute soon. At the rate they're going, that might just be the more proper way to do it.

Blogger Zwiebel July 11, 2018 2:08 PM  

It was Gerd Schröder who got us energy dependent on the Russians. And in return, he got a nice job at Gazprom after his time as a chancellor.

"After all, if the Germans aren't going to resist being invaded by millions of migrants, why is the US wasting money to protect them at all?"

Interestingly, when Trump first raised the defence issue, Sigmar Gabriel kvetched about how the cost for the refugees should be counted towards defence. Which doesn't make much sense on the face of it...

Blogger Dirk Manly July 11, 2018 2:29 PM  

@61

"It was Gerd Schröder who got us energy dependent on the Russians. And in return, he got a nice job at Gazprom after his time as a chancellor."

And right there, the German government has all the grounds they need to hang him for Treason.

Blogger Dirk Manly July 11, 2018 2:34 PM  

@63

"Interestingly, when Trump first raised the defence issue, Sigmar Gabriel kvetched about how the cost for the refugees should be counted towards defence. Which doesn't make much sense on the face of it..."

Trump should reply: "I'm all about honesty. We should all be honest, because it's the only way we can assess a situation and make the proper policies and agreements.
"Opening welcome centers for, and feeding, housing, and clothing an enemy who roams the streets, killing and raping your people does NOT count as a national defense expenditure in any honest use of the term.
"We'll count those as national defense expenditures if, and only when, the invaders are cooling their heels in POW camps."

Blogger SciVo July 11, 2018 2:37 PM  

Ha, I just realized that Germany is the new Jeb Bush -- low energy.

Blogger liberranter July 11, 2018 2:39 PM  

World War II ended 73 years ago, and the USSR evaporated almost 30 years ago.

It is LONG past time for the U.S. military to GTFOO Germany - and everywhere else.

Blogger Lazarus July 11, 2018 8:14 PM  

The face you make when everybody realizes how big your balls are:

https://i.redd.it/xtcyur51zc911.png

Blogger Da Man July 11, 2018 9:45 PM  

Radical movements developed from the 1870s, carrying new ideas about women and sex.
One of the most sexually liberated societies in history developed after the 1917 revolution in Russia.

The villain of the tale is of course Josef Stalin, who reversed the sexual policies of the revolutionary era in the 1930s with the recriminalisation of sodomy, banning abortion, making divorce less accessible, and promoting a conservative and natalist family ideology.

Blogger Da Man July 11, 2018 9:58 PM  

The Tower of Babel as told in Genesis 11:1-9 is an origin myth meant to explain why the world's peoples speak different languages.

Alsace is a cultural and historical region in eastern France, on the west bank of the upper Rhine next to Germany and Switzerland.

France and Germany for centuries, especially through the University of Strasbourg, currently the second largest in France, and the coexistence of Catholic and Protestant culture. It is also home to the largest Islamic place of worship in France, the Strasbourg Grand Mosque.

Strasbourg is the capital and largest city of the Grand Est region of France and is the official seat of the European Parliament. Located close to the border with Germany in the historic region of Alsace.

The city of Strasbourg (France) is the official seat of the European Parliament. The institution is legally bound to meet there twelve sessions a year lasting about four days each.

Strasbourg is one of the de facto capitals of the European Union (alongside Brussels and Luxembourg), as it is the seat of several European institutions, such as the Council of Europe (with its European Court of Human Rights, its European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines and its European Audiovisual Observatory) and the Eurocorps, as well as the European Parliament and the European Ombudsman of the European Union. The city is also the seat of the Central Commission for Navigation on the Rhine and the International Institute of Human Rights.

Strasbourg Cathedral or the Cathedral of Our Lady of Strasbourg, also known as Strasbourg Minster, is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Strasbourg, Alsace, France.


Attracting around 4 million visitors each year, Strasbourg Cathedral is the second most-visited cathedral in France after Notre-Dame de Paris, and well before those of Metz, Reims and Chartres. In 1839, Victor Hugo declared that the cathedral was a “gigantic and delicate marvel”.
Construction of the cathedral (1176–1439)
Its 142 metre-high spire was the highest monument in the world from 1647 until 1874, and its height makes it the second-tallest cathedral in France after that of Rouen. It is a masterpiece of grace and lightness.

Every night since 1456, a special bell chimes at 10:00, the so-called Judeglock, allegedly to warn Jews to leave the city before curfew.

Grüselhorn, or "horn of terror") every night right after the 10:00 bell, a custom that began soon after the Jews allegedly poisoned the city wells during the plague and did not end until the French Revolution. The point of the horn was to remind the city of the Jews' treachery. Strasbourg's Jews needed no such reminder; the rumor about the wells prompted a massacre on St. Valentine's Day in 1349. Jews would be banned from living in the city for another 440 years.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash July 11, 2018 10:04 PM  

The face you make when everybody realizes how big your balls are,

Particularly Ms May...

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