EU/WW4 Files: Putin rubs elbows with Western leaders at G20 summit in Hamburg, meets Trump for first time as 77 international NGOs, left-wing political parties, think tanks, trade unions descend upon German city days before G20, hold alternative “Global Solidarity Summit”; 100s of protesters don makeup, outfits resembling “undead,” move zombie-like through downtown Hamburg on July 5; “anti-capitalist” demos turn violent next day, 76 officers hurt as police use water cannon, pepper spray to repel 12,000 “anti-globalization” activists, including masked anarchists, from site of G20 conference; “G20: Welcome to Hell” demos target Putin, Turkey’s Erdogan for special ill-will; shutdown-hamburg.org website vows to close port of Hamburg on July 7; Left Party (descended from E. Germany’s red regime), German Communist Party (founded in W. Germany in 1968), Trotskyists, Greens prime movers behind more demos planned for July 8; meanwhile, 5,000 Russian airmen carry out practice airstrike on country’s “northwest flank,” drill involves Su-27, Su-30SM, Su-35, MiG-31 aircraft, Krasukha EW units; 2,500 paratroopers stage exercise near town of Kislovo, 50 km from Russia’s border with Estonia
July 7, 2017
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Sounds like a Cold War-era scenario: Communists provoke unrest in Germany, Russia prepares to attack West. Has anything really fundamentally changed on the world scene over the past 25 years? Neo-Marxism lurks behind masks like “anti-globalization” or “identity politics.” New names for old.