The Best That You Can do ..... Christopher Cross
Markets & Market Moving News ....
Credit Bubble Bulletin: Weekly Commentary: The "Neutral Rate" http://creditbubblebulletin.blogspot.com/2016/08/weekly-commentary-neutral-rate.html?spref=tw … Doug Noland's weekly Essay !
The Daily Shot; August 19 - Global Macro Currents: http://eepurl.com/ccadJ1
Italian Banks Continue to Lend to Stagnant Companies as Debt Pile Mounts http://nyti.ms/2b0EOYX UniCredit down 6% -
Not surprisingly Italy's stock exchange is worst in the West -with more political uncertainty looming this Fall.
BOJ's Kuroda says negative interest rate policy has not reached its limits
BOJ's Kuroda says won't rule out deepening negative rate cut-Sankei http://reut.rs/2bupnIe
Kuroda Says ‘Sufficient Chance’ For More Easing in Sept.: Sankei. Central planners = more laughable by the day
Sympathy For The Devil ..... Rolling Stones....
ISIS on the run....
Quick note on numbers - e. Aleppo has been bombed into ruins. West more densely populated, helps explains high toll
Not good , if accurate...
Death toll increases to 22 , with 94 wounded.
Not good , if accurate...
#CORRECTION Reuters correction on Turkish PM's words: Turkey's Yıldırım says Assad can be a "party" in interim leadership not counterpart
TurkeyPM: Assad can be taken as ‘counterpart’ in interim, but cant remain in future of Syria http://ara.tv/645hr
Turkish police raid several houses, detain 5. Here is what they found as "coup evidence." Books and newspapers.
1 hour into the coup, Erdogan blamed Gulenists for the plot. One month passed and Ankara struggles to send evidence.
Turkey's purge keeps spreading http://theatln.tc/2bsdDHb
ISW's Christopher Kozak @karendeyoung1 "Turkey ranks the Kurdish threat above the Syrian regime threat.”
State of play - Syria....
Turkish Parliament passes reconciliation deal with Israel. History quietly being made.
Hasakah Governor Mohamad al-Ali calls for peace talks, says SAA gave YPG tanks & arms to fight #IS, not each other.
Dialogue has broken down completely. Standoff between West & East continues.
Interim Govt PM Thinni, MoI Fakhri, new #Benghazi mayor Areibi & police chief Hweidi all attended anti-GNA protest on #KishSquare Friday
Protesters also demanded departure of SRSG Martin Kobler and renewed support for HoR, Interim Govt and army #KishSquare
3rd part of our ISIS series talks in details about AlQaeda's Khorasan committee. Read http://foreignpolicy.com/2016/08/18/the-greatest-divorce-in-the-jihadi-world/ … Arabic http://www.akhbaralaan.net/news/special-reports/2016/8/18/%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B7%D9%84%D8%A7%D9%82-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A3%D8%B9%D8%B8%D9%85-%D9%81%D9%8A-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B9%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%85-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%AC%D9%87%D8%A7%D8%AF%D9%8A …
#break: The Islamic State has chemicals. This is how they got them. Our story Eng http://foreignpolicy.com/2016/08/17/how-the-islamic-state-seized-a-chemical-weapons-stockpile/ … Arabic http://www.akhbaralaan.net/news/special-reports/2016/8/17/%D9%87%D9%83%D8%B0%D8%A7-%D8%AD%D8%B5%D9%84-%D8%AA%D9%86%D8%B8%D9%8A%D9%85-%D8%AF%D8%A7%D8%B9%D8%B4-%D8%B9%D9%84%D9%89-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A7%D8%B3%D9%84%D8%AD%D8%A9-%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%83%D9%8A%D9%85%D9%8A%D8%A7%D8%A6%D9%8A%D8%A9 …
We have an #ISIS insider. Based on his story, we wrote piece on birth of ISIS. Eng http://foreignpolicy.com/2016/08/16/present-at-the-creation/ … Arabic http://www.akhbaralaan.net/news/special-reports/2016/8/16/%D8%B4%D8%A7%D9%87%D8%AF-%D8%B9%D9%84%D9%89-%D9%88%D9%84%D8%A7%D8%AF%D8%A9-%D8%AF%D8%A7%D8%B9%D8%B4 …
Dust In The Wind .... Kansas....
#Libya 234 migrants rescued off Libya arrive Europe.
BREAKING: The #Aquarius has just rescued all those travelling on this rubber boat including 35 women and 2 kids.
From the frontline of Europe's refugee crisis, a new exhibition on the Greek island of Samos http://on.ft.com/2b6EsvG
I wrote this thread last year to explain how we refugees feel about Arab doors being shut to us https://twitter.com/iyad_elbaghdadi/status/637473252038737920 … @Adcritic_In
Refugees Stuck in Limbo in Greece
261 refugees & migrants arrived in Greece in last 24 hours http://goo.gl/fb/bTeClt
Syrian refugees "trapped" in discarded holiday homes, in Greece, dream of anything, but Greece http://www.ekathimerini.com/211283
Odds & ends...
Maggie May...... Rod Stewart....
ICYMI: Milo collected at least $100k for a grant to send white kids to college and has pocketed all the money.
Would we be surprised ? I mean really ?
Colin Powell spox "He did write former Secy Clinton an email memo describing his use of his personal AOL email account for unclassified msgs
Trump campaign now without a single senior figure who has ever run a campaign http://abcn.ws/2bq3rMS
Japan to keep in close contact with U.S. over possible change in nuke policy: Abe
Mass rally in war-torn Yemen in support of rebels, former president http://f24.my/2bFr3wV
This Yemen little girl took part b4 millions came today to fill this symbolic huge square in Sanaa
North Korea brands defector from UK embassy sex criminal 'scum' http://reut.rs/2bv8sVV
Icymi, Matt Boyle, Breitbart's Washington politics editor, called Jason Chaffetz a "sniveling little shit"
Food stamp rolls drop as some states end federally-funded benefits early http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/nation-world/national/article95909657.html#storylink=cpy …
Philippines gov’t, communist rebels agree on ceasefire ahead of peace talks http://sabahdai.ly/Efi6ut
Bob Crown Brigade in #Rojava (made up from Irish and English)
Not unlike US , Russia and Europe , China intends to have a global footprint.
Venezuela leader vows crackdown that would make Erdogan look like a 'babe in arms' http://ow.ly/u0qh303qgrT
Maduro warns Venezuela opposition protesters of iron-fisted response "that will make Erdogan look like a little boy" http://www.el-nacional.com/politica/Maduro-oposicion-Erdogan-chiquito-calentar_0_905309641.html …