“You’re Banned!” – Hungary To Ban Rothschild Banks

A long-running dispute between Hungary and the International Monetary Fund escalated on Monday when the head of the country’s central bank called on the IMF to close its office in Budapest, saying it was no longer needed.

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By Nerti U. Qatja@VOP_Today

According to Spiegel Online – Relations between the government of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and the International Monetary Fund have never been especially good. Now they have hit rock bottom.

Orbán’s former economy minister and current central bank governor, Gyorgy Matolcsy, wrote a letter to IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde on Monday calling on the fund to close its representative office in Budapest as it was “not necessary to maintain” it any longer.

Hungary owes its economic survival to the IMF. When the country was caught up in the global financial crisis in 2008, the fund and the EU came to the rescue with a €20 billion ($26 billion) loan. At the time, Orbán’s predecessor was in office.

Ever since Orbán became prime minister in 2010, Hungary has had trouble with international institutions. His government pushed through a new constitution and many laws that curtailed democracy, the powers of the constitutional court, the justice system and press freedoms. The EU responded by launching several proceedings against Hungary for breaching EU treaties.

In early July, the European Parliament passed a resolution calling on Hungary to repeal the “anti-democratic changes.” Orbán angrily dismissed the demands as “Soviet-style” meddling.

Hungary Says Will Repay IMF Loan This Year

Under Orbán, all negotiations with the IMF about fresh aid have failed. On Monday, central bank chief Matolcsy said the country didn’t need the IMF’s money and that Hungary would repay the 2008 loan in full by the end of this year.

He said the government had succeeded in pushing its budget deficit below the EU ceiling of 3 percent of GDP and had reduced government debt.

Matolcsy is the architect of Orbán’s unorthodox economic policy which is based on imposing heavy special taxes on large companies. He became central bank governor four months ago.

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The Hungarian economy shrank by 1.7 percent last year. The EU Commission expects it to return to weak growth in 2013. The budget deficit is expected to rise again, back up to 3 percent of GDP.

You Can Rent a House Here For Only €0.88 a Year…

The residents of Fuggerei pay only 88 cents per year, along with three required daily prayers.

By Anthony Von Dari@VOP Today

It’s been seven years since Fuggerei was in the news. That was when the Wall Street Journal paid a visit to the historic German village. But the strange town is still just as interesting today.

It’s here where 142 residents live in a gated community within the city of Augsburg, where praying three times a day is a requirement and the gates are locked promptly at 10 pm. The cost to live in one of the 67 homes or 147 apartments in the little village? 88 euro cents a year, or about a single U.S. dollar.

That’s right, one dollar. For an entire year of rent.

When the Fuggerei was established by a wealthy banker, Jakob Fugger the Rich, in 1520, he intended for it to become a housing complex open to the needy and poor living nearby in Augsburg, Germany. That tradition continues today, with the only other requirements for living in the complex being a demonstrated faith in the Catholic Church, and a proven residency in Augsburg for at least two years.

Jakob the Rich set up a charitable trust in order to bankroll the Fuggerei, a trust that still finances the village. Although, the Wall Street Journal notes it only sees returns of about 0.5% to 2% each year. Tourists also bring in some money for the village, as visitors are welcome to tour the neighborhood for themselves with the purchase of a €4 euro ticket, as long as they demonstrate respect for the town and its residents.

And although visitors are not allowed to enter any of the 50- to 700-square-foot residences currently occupied, the Fuggerei maintains a model unit so visitors can get a feel for the homes that have provided solace for 495 years.

Take a closer look at the village in the photos below.

Dark Secrets: Merkel’s Party Members Shock the World With Nazi-Style Video

Back in 2005, three young men, and recently full-fledged members of the German CDU party, recorded a video where they chant right-wing slogans and have fun demonstrating a swastika badge, German newspaper Das Bild reported.

By Nerti U. Qatja@VOP Today – Source: Sputnik News

After many years, the video leaked online and caused uproar all across the country.

Lukas Krieger, Danny Freymark and Christoph Brzezinski are young politicians, and so to say, the future of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU). However, their past seems to be full of dark secrets.

Instead of promoting Christian values and solidarity, the young people seemed to have other things to do during their time in school. During their trip to Riga in 2005, they recorded a shocking video where they were shouting racist slogans and calling a swastika badge in their hands “a badge of honor”.

The video first disappeared from public access, but then was again published online, raising criticism among German citizens and doubts about the political competence of CDU members.

“To be Christian means that you eventually forgive when someone shows his/her remorse. The other question is whether the person is suitable for a public mandate,” CDU representative Michael Braun said.

At the same time, German website news.de wrote that “the three black sheep, actually, showed their remorse.” Surprisingly, Brzezinski has become a member of the German-Israeli Society, while Krieger and Freymark are involved in the promotion of a holocaust memorial.

“The Man in the Hat” – The Brussels Terror Attacks: Fake Videos and Images

After a month of exhaustive police investigations, the Belgian authorities have identified and arrested the alleged (surviving) terror mastermind of the airport bombing, the “man in the hat” Mohamed Abrini. The other four alleged terrorists involved in the kamikaze bombing attacks at the airport and the metro station are reported dead.

By Nerti U. Qatja@VOP_Today – Source: Prof Michel Chossudovsky

According to reports, Abrini was identified on a Brussels airport still photo released by one or more airport video security surveillance CCTV cameras.

This photo –which identifies three of the terror suspects– has become a central piece of evidence in the police investigation.

In this still photo, the mystery “man in the hat” allegedly Mohamed Abrini is seen accompanying the two alleged suicide bombers, who according to reports blew themselves up in Brussels airport.

Moreover, Abrini happens to be, according to French police investigators, the main surviving suspect of the Paris November attacks.

The official story is that the attacks in both Paris and Brussels were ordered by the ISIS, which just so happens to be supported by Turkey and Saudi Arabia in close liaison with Washington and NATO headquarters in Brussels. (The issue of US-NATO-Israel support of the Islamic State is amply documented).

According to media reports:

The revelation that a Paris attacks suspect escorted two of the Brussels bombers to their deaths at the city’s airport is the strongest sign yet that the Islamic State attackers who brought mayhem to both European cities — killing a total of 162 people — were intimately linked. (See Guardian April 9, 2016)

Abrini is said to have confessed “his presence at the crime scene,” according to the official communique

The Authenticity of the Still Photo of the Three alleged Terrorists at Brussels Airport

Our analysis below will largely focus on the authenticity of the still photo allegedly from the Brussels airport CCTV surveillance cameras. CCTV systems are able to to take high resolution images on a time lapse basis. The still picture could also have taken by closed-circuit digital photography (CCDP), which is used to generate still digital images.


To address this issue, it is important to recall the timeline:

7:55 am local time: “Surveillance footage shows three suspected attackers exiting a taxi and pushing luggage trolleys through Brussels Airport. Surveillance captured still images of the three suspects.” (See image ab0ve)

ONLY Three minutes later, it sounds absurd: Explosion According to reports the kamikaze bombers blow themselves up.

7.55-7.57am: Very much in a hurry, Abrini is said to have left the airport between 7.55am and 7.57am. before the blast occurred at 7.58am

7:58 am. Gunfire is reported in the departures terminal followed by an explosion. There were two blasts: a second blast erupts 10 seconds later.

8.20 am: The airport is closed. all roads and railway to the airport are closed.

9.07 am, DH.be (Dernière Heure), one of Belgium’s largest print and online media released an exclusive video footage of the bomb attack recorded by the CCTV surveillance cameras of the airport. This video was aired on all major TV networks, the images went round the World.

The SOURCE OF THIS VIDEO released by Dh.be at 9.07am did not emanate from the CCTV cameras of Brussels airport [22/03/216, DH.be logo pasted on the Moscow 2011 footage], it was a rerun of a 2011 bomb attack at Moscow international airport. (see image below)

Below is the screenshot of DH’s video release.

Now compare this to

Moscow airport attacks (January 2011) Video 1 scan (Moscow airport, January 2011)

9:10 am: A blast is reported on a train at the Maalbeek metro subway station, near the headquarters of the European Commission.

AGAIN: The video broadcast of the Maalbeek metro explosion was not from the CCTV cameras as reported by the police and the media. It was from the Minsk, Belarus metro bomb blast in April 2011.

(see photo scans at the foot of this article)

What we can conclude is that:

1) Dernière Heure broadcast a video of the Moscow airport bomb attack instead of the Brussels blast (recorded by CCTV camera) airport attack. Was it sloppy journalism or something else? This is a matter for the police to investigate. (The broadcast of the video footage of the Minsk metro attack was equally misleading).

2) The official CCTV airport security video was not available to Dernière Heure at 9.07am and the public was misled by the release of the Moscow  video. 

One would therefore assume that if the CCTV video footage of the blast had been available to Dernière Heure, they would have broadcast it instead of the Moscow footage

3) Assuming that the airport CCTV video footage was not available to Dernière Heure at 9.07am, how come they were able to get their hands on still images from the CCTV video surveillance system showing the three alleged terrorists. 

10.25am, less than an hour and a half following the release of the “fake” Moscow CCTV surveillance video of the bomb attack (i.e. Moscow) by Dernière Heure, a still image is released by Dernière Heure of the three alleged suspects walking with trolleys in the airport at 7.55am, three minutes before the first blast in the departure terminal.

The image allegedly from an airport CCTV surveillance camera in the departure terminal was released by DH.be at 10.25am, it was tagged EXCLUSIVE, No other media had early access to this alleged airport CCTV video and the still images.  The latter were presented with some confusion as photographic evidence pertaining to the identity of the terror suspects.  

Most media reports acknowledged that the mysterious photo of the alleged suicide bombers was released by the Brussels police rather than DH.be.

The twitter entries below confirm the exact time at which the airport photos were released:

First Release by DH.be at 10.27am (entitled “Photo Exclusive” by DH.be)

12.58pm, is the time at which the still image is “officially” released by the police in liaison with the office of the prosecutor. (procureur)

Release by Politie Brussel/Police de Bruxelles: 12.58pm

In an unusual twist, it would appear that Dernière Heure had access to the alleged CCTV still images from the surveillance cameras BEFORE the police.

The media reported that the photo was from federal police sources and was provided on the instructions of the federal prosecutor [procureur]:

DH.be  released the still image of the three alleged terrorists at 10.25am, two and a half hours before its official release by Brussels police at 12.58pm, which suggests that the exclusive image published by Dernière Heure DID NOT emanate from the police authorities.

There is always the possibility that a police and/or  airport surveillance personnel made these still images available to Dernière Heure prior to their official release by Brussels police at 12.58pm. It is also possible that the still images were taken by a CCTV camera which was live streaming  and that this video livestream was accessible to the public.

The third possibility is that the Brussels police took cognizance of the photograph which Dernière Heure described as a still image from the CCTV airport surveillance system and decided to release it without verifying its original source.

On April 7, new video footage showing the man in the hat leaving the airport, circa 7.56am-7.57am was made public. The still image of him leaving the airport is stamped 7.54am  

Now let us recap:  

DH.be released both the Moscow 2011 video of the bomb attack at 9.07am (instead of the Brussels airport CCTV footage) as well as the still image allegedly from the same CCTV airport source (in the departure terminal) of the three terrorists at 10.25am. 

Did DH.be have access to the security CCTV cameras?

At 9.07am, they did not have access to the CCTV video footage. They presented Moscow footage (in lieu of Brussels footage) at 9.07am under the byline: “video de surveillance a l’aeroport”. They then claimed that the still image released at 10.25am was from the same source, namely the CCTV camera system at Brussels airport, departure terminal.

Let us play the devil’s advocate: If DH.be had been in possession of the real surveillance video footage at 9.07am, why on earth would they have released the  Moscow airport footage and then one and a half hours later come up with an allegedly authentic image from the CCTV airport cameras.

There is another important caveat. While police and surveillance authorities would be able to view and analyse almost immediately the camera footage of the bomb explosion, the same does not apply to the process of identifying three passengers with trolleys mingling amongst several hundred airline passengers also with trolleys in the departure terminal.

In other words, to identify three individuals from a large number of airport CCTV cameras with hundreds of passengers travelling early morning would not have  been an easy fast-track undertaking: the still images pertaining to hundreds of passengers would have had to be examined, compared to police photographic records, etc: An almost impossible task to achieve in a matter of two hours after the blast, assuming that Dernière Heure had access to the CCTV surveillance video data.  Normally, journalists would not have had access to the CCTV camera footage prior to the police authorities.

Moreover, the airport was immediately evacuated and closed down at 8.20am, twenty-two minutes after the blast. A state of chaos prevailed. And we are led to believe that the journalists of Dernière Heure managed in collaboration with CCTV camera surveillance personnel and/or police to get hold of the still image of three alleged terrorists, which they released at 10.25am, prior to the conduct of a police investigation and less than two and half hours following the 7.58am bomb blast. 

Video 2 scan (Minsk Metro, April 2011)

Here is a screenshot of  the Minsk 2011 video footage broadcast on Belgian network TV and on the internet depicting the explosion in the Metro in Brussels, March 22, 2016

Now Compare the above to the screenshot of  the Minsk April 2011 attacks.

These are the questions for police investigators. 

1. Why did Dernière Heure deliberately broadcast at 9.07am the video footage of the January 2011 Moscow airport terror attack?

Why did the media broadcast the video footage of a Minsk, Belarus  metro terror attack in 2011 in lieu of the surveillance video of the metro?

In other words both the metro and airport videos were “fake”.  

2. Did Dernière Heure interface with Belgian police and  intelligence prior to releasing the Moscow airport video which was broadcast Worldwide?

3. Who authorized the release of this fake video?

4. What are the legal implications of this negligence on the part of Dernière Heure?

5. Where did Dernière Heure get the still image from which they released as an EXCLUSIVE at 10.25amprior to the conduct of a police investigation?

6. Was there evidence of them having access to the CCTV cameras? Did the CCTV airport surveillance personnel provide Dernière Heure with access to CCTV footage? Assuming they did, how on earth did the Derniere Heure journalists manage to single out a still image of three passengers, establish and corroborate their identity in the absence of a police investigation and without immediate access to police records.

7. Did the police corroborate the identity of these three individuals prior to 10.25am and communicate the results of their investigation to Dernière Heure?

Highly unlikely: lest we forget, the police released the still image at 12.58am, two and a half hours later. By that time, the EXCLUSIVE picture by Dernière Heure had been  picked up by the news chain, it had circled the globe prior to its official release by the Brussels police.

Concluding Remarks

People in Belgium who are living the dramatic aftermath of this national catastrophe and loss of life: Draw your own conclusions. Is your government telling the truth?

The Belgian police, by addressing these seven questions, should be in a position to establish the authenticity and the source of the still pictures of the three men at the airport. Will they undertake this task?

Anders Breivik: Neo-Nazi Who Killed 77 People Has Won a ‘Human Rights Victory’

Neo-Nazi mass murderer Anders Breivik has won a human rights victory after a court ruled he was subjected to “inhuman treatment” during his prison term.

The court in Oslo ruled Breivik’s human rights had been violated saying some of his treatment was “inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment”.

By Nerti U. Qatja@VOP_Today – Source: Mirror

The ruling comes after Breivik, a right-wing extremist, was convicted of terrorism and mass murder after killing 77 people in an attack on a summer camp in 2011.

Breivik was held in solitary confinement since the massacre, where he can play video games, watch TV and exercise.

But Breivik’s conditions in prison breached an article in the European Convention on Human Rights prohibiting inhuman and degrading treatment, the Oslo district court said in a statement.

The ruling specifically cited Breivik’s isolation in two different prisons since his arrest on July 22 2011.

It also said authorities had not given enough attention to his mental health when determining his conditions in prison.

The court dismissed Breivik’s claim that the government had also violated his right to respect for private and family life.

It ordered the government to pay Breivik’s legal costs of 331,000 kroner (£28,000).

Anders Behring Breivik, who killed 77 people in twin attacks in Norway

“The prohibition of inhuman and degrading treatment represents a fundamental value in a democratic society,” the court said.

“This applies no matter what – also in the treatment of terrorists and killers.”

Breivik sued the government, saying his isolation from other prisoners, frequent strip searches and the fact that he was often handcuffed while moving between the three cells at his disposal violated his human rights.

During a four-day hearing he also complained about the quality of the prison food and about having to eat with plastic utensils.

Mass killer Anders Behring Breivik raises his arm in a Nazi salute as he enters the court room

The government rejected his complaints, saying he was treated humanely despite the severity of his crimes.

His case was heard between March 15-18 in Skien prison, in Telemark, where he is serving his sentence.

During one court hearing, the 37-year-old made a Nazi salute while staring at journalists.

Breivik’s attacks shocked Norway on July 22, 2011.

After months of meticulous preparations, he set off a car bomb outside the government headquarters in Oslo, killing eight people and wounding dozens.

He then drove to Utoya island, where he opened fire on the annual summer camp of the left-wing Labour Party’s youth wing.

Sixty-nine people were killed, most of them teenagers, before Breivik surrendered to police.

‘Man In The Hat’ In Footage of Brussels Airport Attack Arrested

Belgian authorities say they have arrested “the man in the hat” who was captured in CCTV footage along with the two bombers who carried out the recent deadly attacks in Brussels airport. 

By Nerti U. Qatja@VOP_Today

(According to PressTV) Mohamed Abrini confessed to being the hat and vest-wearing man present in the widely circulated footage captured at Zaventem airport shortly before the attack, read a statement released by the Belgian federal prosecutor’s office on Saturday.“After being confronted with the results of the different expert examinations, he confessed his presence at the crime scene,” read the statement. “He explained having thrown away his vest in a garbage bin and having sold his hat afterwards.”

On March 22, three bombings happened in Brussels’ main airport and a metro station. Thirty-two people were killed and over 300 others were wounded in the attacks claimed by the Takfiri Daesh terrorist group.

Abrini (pictured below), who was arrested on Friday in Brussels, has also been implicated in the November 13 Paris attacks, which killed around 130 people and injured hundreds more.

“It’s one of the most significant advances in the case,” said Brussels intelligence officer, Claude Moniquet. “Today we can say that all the important members of the Paris cell and Brussels cell are dead or in jail. Potentially it’s the end of this part of the story.”

Earlier in the case, authorities announced that Abrini’s fingerprints and DNA were found in two safe houses in Brussels and in a vehicle linked to the Paris attacks.

Along with Abrini, Osama K., Herve B.M. and Bilal E.M. were charged for “terrorist murders” and “participating in terrorist acts,” added the statement.