Industrialized Cyclist Notepad


Against which side
May 3, 2013, 16:49
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Cyprus = natural gas

Cyprus has known from the beginning that its bailout is tied to its potential petrol dollars, while the EU has attempted to couch this in all manner of moral-high-ground rhetoric.

What will the EU do now? Will it bail Cyprus out on kinder terms to keep Russia from getting hold of the island’s gas?  Monday is D-Day: This is the deadline the European Central Bank has set for Cyprus to come up with $6 billion in order to “qualify” for a bailout package.

Cyprus is playing Russia and the EU offer each other right now, hoping to bring the specter of a deal with Russia close enough to make Brussels blink and give Cyprus more negotiating power.

Watch the deals in progress with this in mind: Not only is Cyprus’ financial collapse at stake here. Also at stake is Russia’s monopoly on the European gas market and the Europe’s entire gas future.

via Oilprice.com: EU Caught Playing Dirty and it’s all about Russian Gas.



Idlib
May 5, 2012, 05:00
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From March…

Syrian forces are executing scores of suspected opposition sympathisers in the northern city of Idlib, often burning their bodies in piles or torching them in their homes then sending family members to find them, witnesses say.

Idlib residents who spoke to an Amnesty International official last month painted a dire portrait of a city at the mercy of regime troops and irregular loyalists who routinely sweep homes seeking dissenters to kill.

via The Guardian: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/may/04/syrian-forces-executing-burning-idlib

And don’t forget Homs.



Homs
March 4, 2012, 22:18
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via http://www.timeslive.co.za/world/2012/03/04/red-cross-hopes-to-enter-homs-as-syria-boils

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Photo via Wikipedia.



Homs
February 12, 2012, 06:00
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