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How Nuclear World War III Would Start


Cold War 2.0

A new and much dangerous cold war 2.0 has already started with the US and Russia provoking each other and both sides flexing their muscles. The US had thought about creating a no-fly zone over Syria and they have also considered the consequences amid the US election coming-up in about 13 days when Obama will be gone, but least he has used his head carefully.

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Foreign Policy Plan in Syria

Hillary Clinton’s foreign policy plan in Syria would trigger World War Three. A “no-fly zone” in Syria could spell war with Russia. “To control all of the airspace in Syria it would require the US to go to war, against Syria and Russia,” Gen Dunford told the Senate Arms Services Committee. Gen Dunford, America’s highest-ranking military officer has warned against a US-imposed no-fly zone in Syria

No-Fly Zone over Syria

Mrs Clinton has been proposing a no-fly zone over Syria, which could lead to conflict with Russian jets. “A no-fly zone can save lives and hasten the end of the conflict,” she said on stage, what a lunatic. Her policy is not only a disagreement with President Barack Obama, but would be a significant escalation of US involvement in the Syrian conflict. Mrs Clinton wants to end civilisation and create a mass extinction of the Human Race with her foreign policy plan in Syria

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World War III

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Mrs Clinton supported the US war in Iraq – a position which she says she now regrets – and was one of the leading Obama administration advocates for the US air campaign in Libya. She has called on the US to take on an expanded role in fighting the so-called Islamic State in Syria, including the imposition of a no-fly zone and arming Syrian rebels, so after she starts World War III which could turn into a NUCLEAR WAR, she will regret that as well ? Clinton is not fit to be President of the US; either Trump should be President or Obama should stay otherwise the world would end.

Around 800 soldiers along with tanks, armoured vehicles and drones will now head to Estonia in the spring in a Nato effort to reassure the Baltic states over Russian aggression. The British troops will form one of four Nato battalions being deployed in response to a perceived threat from Russia to the alliance’s eastern allies.

What they don’t understand is World War III will not with boots on the ground with armoured vehicles, soilders, tanks and warplanes but nuclear weapons. Russia has warned the West several times it is ready to press the red button to unleash nuclear misiles to the West which includes London.

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We’re going to end up in World War Three, NUCLEAR WAR  over Syria if we listen to Hillary Clinton. NATO is not fighting Syria any more, it is fighting Syria, Russia and Iran. Russia is a nuclear country, but a country where the nukes work as opposed to other countries that talk. Mrs Clinton would be unable to talk with Russian President Vladimir Putin after her sharp criticism of him.

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Nutters and Maniacs

World War 3, Nuclear War would be started by the following lunatics, maniacs and nutters:

  • Vladimir Putin, does not understands democracy, is short tempered and a weirdo who just like to press the red button to release nuclear missiles and flatten the west and wipe it off the map.
  • Hilary Clinton, not all is Putin’s fault. The US is also to blame for provoking Russia and Hilary Clinton is much worse
  • Bojo (Boris Jonson, he speaks like just as he looks like, a nutter with experience in politicic, parliament or foreign policy, apart from being London Mayor who messed up London’s street by slowing down traffic and creating a dangerous bike lane with extra  bicyke lights, and awkward crossing junctions).

At the moment, these are the three people from the West who will destroy the world and wipe out civilisation. Mass extinction would occur just like the dinosaurs disappeared and there would be no life on earth. After the dinosaurs got wiped off more humans surivied, but after a nuclear war, not only it will mean the end to human extinction, if there is future life on earth it would be in the form mutations similar to aliens.

Putin does not really want to fire nukes at the West and incinerate everyone, creating hell on earth but three against one is not fair. From three different countries, 3 different governments are provoking him for war.

Obama and Boris Jonson are bullying Putin to press the red button and these two people have one common thing in common amongst each other and that is to play war games and this time it is a very much different war game, in fact it is a very dangerous and real war and once Clinton gets elected she will start world war III with her rough and touch strategy. Clinton can’t talk, she does not have the same strategic diplomatic skill set of the Obama administration.

We must stop Clinton now, before she gets into power and creates hell on earth.

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Syrian Crisis


THE WORLD IS IN A DANGEROUS SITUATION!

The current Syrian crisis is a threat to world peace and dragging powerful nations into war. Syria is currently in ruins and to prevent Assad and Russia wiping out Syria and completely flattening it NATO countries tried to reason with the Russians diplomatically but the talks have failed with each side blaming each other, in other words they are both as bad as each other and now the NATO superpowers have halted talks/dialogue with the Russians.

The Syrian conflict does not concern the West. This is Syria’s war, Syria’s civil war. If the Russians want to sort it out themselves, let them. The Russians have repeatedly warned the West that they want to sort this out themselves. Just like the US and UK get involved in other countries like Iraq and Afghanistan and battled it out setting things right, US and UK have to recognise that now it is the Russians turn, and Russia is in control of Syria and how it will reshape it. The US and UK did they same thing to Iraq to topple Saddam and change the regime and oust the Taliban in Afghanistan. In the same way the Russians want to have control over how it shapes a country. Just like the UK and US battled it out themselves in Afghanistan and Iraq the Russians want to do the same with Syria and does not want the US and UK to get involved. The Russians are now a superpower nation whether the West likes it or not they want to be a major player and want be recognised for being a superpower.

George Bush and Tony Blair committed genocide and crimes against humanity by leading the invasion of Iraq in 2003, but did the Russian’s interfere with the West ? NO! When Bush and Blair committed genocide and crimes against humanity and killed millions of people and children Russia did not provoke NATO, they did not condemn NATO, or critisise them. So, what does all this mean ? the US and UK are crusaders and want to conquer the world by themselves ? Before NATO and the UN start provoking Russia again they must seriously think about the consequences. As it seems, it is NATO, UK and US trying to create a global conflict starting with Russia and then a world war. These countries including Russia want to end the world. Most of the people in the world are naive and don’t even know whats happening around the world and aren’t even concerned about it. People will only wake up when a bomb from Russia lands on their country which will be much bigger than 9/11 but then it would be too late, because not one bombs, but many will land creating a ground zero everywhere.

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During the start of the Syrian conflict Russia has warned UK and US that if they attack Syria there will be a massive and devastating explosion in Syria. The West are are blind and stupid, they don’t understand what Russia meant. Russia even gave them a hint saying that Syria has massive nuclear power stations and attacking Syria will cause a major devastating explosion. Syria does not have a nuclear power plant nor do they have nuclear weapons – so what was Putin referring to ? it is very easy to understand what Putin was saying, even a simpleton can understand but the West ignored that threat partially. For a while the West took heed of what Russia meant and so started diplomacy however, now the diplomacy has failed the West is thinking about taking on the Russians and going to war which not only brings it back to square one but also into a cold war.

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The West is thinking about attacking Syria and Russia

The Syrian crisis is a long term civil war with Russia and Assad reshaping it. This does not have concern for NATO. There is no interest in Syria for the West except that the West wants to prevent killings. However, in doing so the West could be doing more bad than good. Since diplomatic negotiations have failed with Kerry and suspended dialogue, the West is thinking about a military strategy to solve the problem. The US and UK are thinking of attacking Syria and Russia – directly going to war with them.
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The current Syrian crisis does not concern the Americans, British or the Europeans. They are just creating more trouble and problems for themselves. People do not think about the consequences. Great cities in the world are about to be destroyed and if NATO military intervention goes ahead even in the form a no-fly-zone great cities in the world will be destroyed around the world. Cities such as….

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All those buildings, offices and apartments with thousands of people in them, so many buildings. Does the US government want to see it all flattened by Russia? US and NATO underestimates the power, aggression and readiness of Russia and Putin to press the red button to fire nukes. If such an event takes place it will only take 30 minutes for nukes to reach the US in the form ICBM’s (Intercontinenal Ballistic Missiles) capable of carrying nuclear warheads. The US and NATO very well know what will happen if Russia nukes US or any other NATO countries.

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Vast cities with millions of people will become a nuclear wasteland. This will be the end of the world if Obama and the US administration don’t stop aggressing Russia. What a beautiful city it is in downtown New York with all those lovely architecture and people from all over the world.

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Another beautiful city with lights gleaming during sunset but this will be no more if the NATO does not stop agressing Russia. The US, UK, NATO will also kill billions of innocent people in not just all theses beautiful cities, countries but all over the world if a nuclear war starts.

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London is another country a lovely architecture and people but the UK government does not stop oppressing Russia, it does not stop provoking Russia. They know very well what will happen if world war III and a nuclear war happens.

Does the government and the British public wants to see what has happened in Syria, wants to see  the same thing in London ? The UK and US MUST IMMEDIATELY STOP PROVOKING RUSSIA in anyway. Already the world is on the brink of World War 3 and Nuclear War. The UK, US, and NATO underestimate that Russia will reduce these great cities and people within 30 minutes in to a nuclear wasteland and it will be hundred times worse than Syria. With all the radioactive fallout and the most horrific diseases in UK, US, NATO, no one else will come to the rescue because of the fear of radioactive contamination; also because as a result of this war even most of the countries in this world will no longer exist because people will die of radioactive fallout. A single exposure to the megatons of radiation within a few minutes horrific diseases, cancers and mutations will happen. For thousands of years US, UK, NATO will be a barren wasteland with no people or architecture.

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All the cities are at risk if UK, France, US and NATO go to war with Russia and Syria. Russia has control over most of the airspace over Syria and their warships are in the Mediterranean Sea. The UK and US are thinking of deploying a no-fly zone over Syria. This would mean hundreds and thousands of war planes being involved from patrolling the skies over Syria to shooting down Syrian and Russian war planes. An example of what has happened in the past is Turkey shot down a Russian war plane and Russia was furious, thankfully one thing did not lead to another. Russia has said any intervention on Russian war planes is an attack on Russia. Turkey is a NATO member, if Russia then attacked Turkey and one thing led to another then World War 3 would have started but by the mercy and grace of God this has not happened.

A civil war which is being run by Assad has been made worse by Russia with failed diplomatic talks, with a temporary ceasefire hanging on a thread major countries started  to intervene. The US asked countries such UAE, Quwait, Saudi Arabia, Turkey etc to get involved essentially creating a proxy war. Russia has repeatedly warned the West of great consequences if they get involved but then some diplomatic talks went forward. After trying many weeks of diplomacy, it has failed and the US have given up on diplomacy which brings the situation back to where it started.

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US and Russian warships/destroyers are now deployed in the Mediterranean which only means on thing. Russia is currently using the ships to fire rockets in to Syria and also to show the US their strength and might that if they intervene, the  consequences as a result. NATO does not recognise that Russia is also now a nuclear superpower like the US, it has all the technology of the US and is more dangerous than the West think it is. The US and UK are living in a kind of dream world as if only they have the most advanced weapons and technology but Russia has caught-up. The Syrian crisis at the moment is in a volatile situation as we have already entered a new cold war.

What will happen next ?

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What will happen if the West attacks Syria ?


With the current Syrian crisis and nutcases in the UK dragging the country into a nuclear conflict the west is thinking of attacking Syria and Russia.  Full story here. There are a number of ways the west is thinking about attacking Syria. one of the ways is in which the west is thinking about is setting up a no-fly zone in Syria. To do this it will require thousands of war planes to police the skies over Syria and an willingness to shoot down Syrian and RUSSIAN PLANES which could lead to violent tensions over the superpowers with Russia retaliating back and shooting down Western war planes. This will go around in circles and one thing will lead to another. Both Russian and US warships have already moved into the Mediterranean signalling the start of war.

Unlike the Soviet–Afghan War which lasted over nine years from December 1979 to February 1989 during the Sovier era, this is a new type of (cold) war not with the old Soviet Union. In fact, right now, “it’s not a new Cold War, it’s not even a deep chill. It’s an outright conflict”, said Obama and US-Russia relations have deteriorated sharply

Putin is a dangerous man. Both, Putin and Obama have aggression against each other in who rules the world and in this case who reshapes the new Syria on the map.

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Both of these men’s selfish aggression will get the world destroyed. Latest news: Putin has moved nuclear-capable Iskandar missiles to the edge of NATO territory in Europe.

Both Russia and US have nuclear missiles on red-alert to fire within a minutes notice at each other. If the Syrian conflict escalates any further with the US attacking Russian warplanes both sides will retaliate fast, hard and furiously. It would begin with a standoff, a proxy war leading into a regional war where superpowers like UK, US, France and NATO being dragged in along with regional powers such as Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Turkey, etc. NATO is right now making a “High Readiness Force” which can be speedily deployed to combat threats around the world and, both of these men are ready to go to war. A war between US and Russia is like playing with fire but a very dangerous and volatile fire.

Great cities are about to be destroyed around the world

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Why would great cities around the world be destroyed ?

If the main super powers go into war it would be NATO vs Russia. Although there is no WARSAW pact in action now but if Russia goes to war other nuclear countries will join and specially if Russia encourages them. These countries would be China, North Korea, Pakistan and India to name a few.

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A stand off would lead to a proxy war, a regional war, a world war (World War III) and finally, a Nuclear War. When Russia and the US have enough of fighting a fierce conventional war Russia will be the most likely country to press the red button to fire nuclear weapons. During a conventional war both parties have access to the internet and will hack each other to bring down militarily command and control centres. The US, Russia and China also have the capability to jam all radio frequencies and electronics using electronic jamming equipment. If they take out the electronics by jamming it the West would be sitting ducks with all their technological air-power, missiles, etc sitting on the tarmac and would never know if a nuclear attack is coming from Russia.

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If Russia fires nukes towards the US, it will not launch them one at a time but perhaps 300 in one go. The US has missile defend shields but if they have been electronically jammed, what use will they be ? Now, imagine 300 nukes flying around the world from all corners of the world with so many major explosions, this will wipe out great cities. Imagine, if 300 nuclear missiles are incoming from Russia, it will take 30 minutes for Russian nukes reach the West and they won’t have enough time to react. There are several reasons for this, they might think it is an error, equipment could be jammed with no radar by the time 300 nukes have arrived in the West it would already by too late, Russia would have already wiped out the West.

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After a nuclear war, for decades and centuries the world, planet earth will be in ruins, not just the superpowers. Although, there will be many countries who did not go to war, the effect of radiation and fallout will be moved around the globe nature and everyone will be affected with catastrophic consequences. The world may just end and be a barren planet like some of the other planets in our galaxy.

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The US and Russia know what happened when US dropped the atom bomb in Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the after affects. Today’s nukes are a thousand times more powerful that it will end the world. Of all the those great cities like London, New York, Dubai, Japan, etc, that have been built for peace and luxury for people to enjoy their living and lives in will be ruined in a few minutes, not just that, a nuclear explosion will be the most horrific and painful death anyone can face, in fact, the way it kills people is like all ready being in hell on earth.

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Vectone Mobile Review


Vectone Mobile is a rubbish network. Customer service is non-existent and they steal all your cash. One month ago I paid £5 on PAYG top-up and bought a £1 pack, after I finished my pack I didnt use my phone to make any outgoing calls but today when I checked my balance online they had stolen my £4.00 – never again with Vectone Mobile – Im not using a smartphone and customer service NEVER or RARELY answer the phone!

David Cameron backs bans on Muslim face veils


Extremist far-right winger David Cameron is to introduce the ban on muslim women’s face veil which is a breach of womens human rights. In a free society people are free to express their needs, desires, wishes, speech as they want. So, what is stopping #Cameron from banning topless garments and mini skirts as they are a provocation in the same way Cameron thinks that people under the veil are perhaps burglars or jewelry shop raiders.

Cameron has targeted a soft-spot – women! he could have targeted men to not to wear the prayer cap but he knows that would spark the ultimate outrage that Cameron could loose not only his tie but not be wearing a suit to office. What this shows is that Cameron has actually informants from far-right wingers and is slowly moving towards being a extreme far-right winger.

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Boycott Cameron’s decision to overturn the ban on face veils because this is a breach of human rights. The breach denies the freedom of expression and the freedom to dress as women want. If Cameron is has become an extremist on how women dress he should be taught that not all women specially in UK carry bombs under their veil. If he still fails to understand then he is also neglecting far extreme forms of dressing in the fashion industry which should also be banned such transparent and provocative dresses. On the other hand he could encourage women of all different types to wear face veils. Otherwise what Cameron is doing going down the French route and following the fascist French president to ban the burka/veil in public.

This is not just a boycott on lifting the ban on the veil but a boycott to stop the denial of women’s human rights, freedom of expression and freedom to dress. If you think this is right then raise your voice now and speak out against the wrong decision.

Nominet Condemned for Preventing .uk Domain Ownership


Nominet the domain registrar has been condemned by Todays Controversy for issuing a new domain extention which many people cannot have.

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The .uk domain name is offered by many domain registrars but in contradiction to what they offer. Although the registrars give the option to own a .uk domain name, in actual fact you cannot have the .uk domain or you are prevented from taking-up this domain. In order for you to own .uk domain name nominet says you must already be a owner of a .co.uk domain name.

In addition a new registrant does not have the right to choose a new .uk domain without owning a .co.uk domain. The owners of existing domains with a .co.uk domain is given rights first and even if they don’t take the .uk domain it is reserved for them for five years. So, basically a .uk domain name is and is not available – confusing ? well, even though the .uk domain name is available when you do a search for your favourite domain which you previously couldn’t have because all the good names under .com, .co.uk, .net have run out and, then you find a really good domain name you can have now under the .uk extention domain registrars prevent people from buying the domain because nominet has this silly and stupid rule that says the owner of another domain has the first right to own the .uk domain. Ok, perhaps it is for a few days but it is reserved for five years for another domain owner who already has their domain domain name – how stupid!

This is a very bad domain policy by nominet and they need to get to grips with themselves to stop making stupid rules and allow anyone and everyone to own which ever domain they like under any extention as long as it is freely available. The .uk domain is freely available under many domain names but people are not allowed to have it.

 

England’s men reach World Cup semis


England’s men qualified for the World Cup semi-finals with a dramatic 3-2 victory against Belgium in their must-win final Group A match.

Belgium, who knew a draw would see them progress at England’s expense, led after 14 minutes through Thomas Briels.

Nick Catlin and Ashley Jackson scored in each half to put England ahead.

31 May: England 1-1 Spain 2 June: England 2-1 India 5 June: England 2-0 Malaysia 7 June: England 0-5 Australia 9 June: England 3-2 Belgium Tanguy Cosyns’s 63rd-minute equaliser looked set to eliminate England, before Iain Lewers converted a late penalty flick to put them in the last four.

Victory ensured England finished as Group A runners-up with three wins from their five pool matches, with either the Netherlands or Argentina awaiting them in Friday’s semi-final.

After suffering a 5-0 thrashing by defending champions Australia on Saturday, Bobby Crutchley’s men showed resilience and determination as they put that defeat behind them.

The Belgians, who were backed by a large vocal support in The Hague, enjoyed plenty of possession and dominated territory throughout.

But England defended stoutly and caused problems on the break, eventually being rewarded when Lewers kept his cool to secure victory four minutes before full-time.

“We have done it the hard way as usual but we deserve to be in the last four,” said England’s opening goalscorer Catlin.

“We broke on the counter-attack and deserved the win. But it was our defence that won the game.”

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Qatar claims are racist – Blatter


Fifa president Sepp Blatter claims allegations surrounding the Qatar 2022 World Cup bid are motivated by racism.

Qatar was chosen as host in December 2010 but corruption claims have prompted Fifa to begin an inquiry.

“There is a sort of storm against Fifa relating to the Qatar World Cup,” Blatter said. “Sadly there’s a great deal of discrimination and racism.”

Fifa will rule on the validity of the bidding for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups in September or October.

At that point, the president of football’s world governing body said, the “matter will be closed”.

Speaking to African football officials in Sao Paulo, Blatter confirmed that the latest allegations  would be discussed at the Fifa Congress on Tuesday and Wednesday.

He said Fifa needed to combat “anything that smacks of discrimination and racism”.

“It really makes me sad,” he added.

At its general assembly in Sao Paulo, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) condemned what it termed “the repeated, deliberately hateful, defamatory and degrading attacks by some media, notably British, on the image and the integrity of the Confederation of African Football, its president, its members, its member associations and the entire African continent.”

Caf added that it would urge the executive committee “to file a law suit, if necessary, so that the authors of this smearing and defamatory campaign against African football leaders are brought to book”.

Qatar overcame competition from Australia, Japan, South Korea and the United States to be named as 2022 hosts.

But the bidding process has been hit by a series of corruption claims.

American lawyer Michael Garcia is currently involved in an independent investigation into the bidding process and is due to deliver his report to Fifa in mid-July.

Blatter, 78, told delegates from the Asian Football Conference that Garcia would also speak at Fifa’s congress to update delegates on his inquiry.

Garcia is investigating everyone connected with the bidding process for both the 2018 World Cup, to be staged in Russia, and the 2022 event.

Qatar’s World Cup organising committee continues to reject claims of wrongdoing and says it is confident the vote was won fairly.

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Rescue in Germany’s deepest cave


9 June 2014 Last updated at 17:48 Rescuer enters cave near Berchtesgaden An initial group of 12 rescuers entered the cave in a complex operation to recover the injured climber A team is trying to rescue a 52-year-old man injured in a rock fall in a 1,000m-deep (3,280ft) cave in Germany, in an operation that could take days.

The Riesending cave is Germany’s deepest and it took one of the man’s companions up to 12 hours to return to the surface to raise the alarm.

Some 200 people are involved in the operation, near Berchtesgaden in southern Germany.

The first rescuers reached the man in the vertical cave on Monday.

A second group, including an Austrian doctor used to cave rescues, descended some hours later, Bavarian public TV said. Another team from Switzerland was also reported to be on its way.

Stefan Schneider, Bavarian Mountain Rescue Service, explains the challenges

The man, who was with two companions on a Whitsun-holiday trip in the Untersberg mountain range, suffered injuries to his head and torso in the rock fall in the early hours of Sunday. Although he was wearing headgear, it was unable to protect him from the weight of the rock.

“He is responsive but he’s not doing well,” an official told Sueddeutsche Zeitung.

The man was one of the researchers who discovered the cave a few years ago, German media report.

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While one of his companions went to seek help, the other stayed with him. He is said to be from the Stuttgart area although authorities have not released his name.

The entrance was found in 1995, but it is only in the past dozen years that explorers have begun investigating the cave system, which is said to be full of ravines and vertical shafts.

The complex nature of the cave system, as well as its depth, is making the operation even more hazardous, officials say.

“We have shafts that go straight down 350m (1,150 ft), where you have to abseil down and climb back up on a rope,” Klemens Reindl told German TV.

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Picture courtesy AP Photo Markus Leitner,Bayerisches Rotes Kreuz/Berchtesgaden A team from Switzerland was due to join the operation and an Italian team was also on standby Deepest and longest cave system in Germany – 19,2km long and 1,148m deepNarrow tunnels reached only by abseiling down 300m Lies on Austrian border, north of Berchtesgaden Injured researcher reportedly helped discover caves in 1995Mapping of cave system began in 2002line

The initial aim was for alpine experts to set up a base station at a depth of 300m and then establish communications with the rescue team.

Stefan Schneider from Bavaria’s mountain rescue said bringing up the injured climber would be even harder than reaching him had been: “You have to imagine it’s 1,000m almost vertically, where you have to climb up with ropes and crampons.”

Very few specialists were equipped to deal with such depths, he added.

Fire engine and helicopter in valley near Berchtesgaden Some 200 people were involved in the rescue operation near Berchtesgaden Rescuer enters cave near Berchtesgaden The cave is said to have a labyrinth of ravines and vertical shafts

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Clegg: We’d tax the wealthiest more


9 June 2014 Last updated at 17:13 Nick Clegg said the idea the coalition with the Conservatives had robbed the Lib Dems of their “soul” was a ”myth”Nick Clegg has said the Lib Dems would borrow to fix Britain’s “creaking” roads, railways and water networks once the deficit has been axed, saying he does not want “austerity forever”.

Mr Clegg said he aimed to have fixed the deficit by 2017/2018.

He said this would be achieved by increasing taxes for the wealthier rather than by more welfare cuts, as the Conservatives proposed.

Mr Clegg’s speech comes after the party finished sixth in a by-election.

In the speech he defended the decision to go into coalition in 2010 and outlined his party’s “record of delivery and promise of more” ahead of the 2015 election.

It is being seen as part of an attempted fight-back after the party suffered a string of heavy losses in recent English local and European elections.

‘Throwback to the 1970s’

It lost all but one of its 11 MEPs in the European contest, finishing fifth behind the Green Party. It also shed more than 300 council seats in local elections across England, and came sixth in the Newark by-election.

In his speech at Bloomberg in London, Mr Clegg committed the Liberal Democrats to finishing “the job we’ve started” in eliminating the structural deficit by 2017/18 – but he insisted this would be done “in a fundamentally different way to the Conservatives”.

“We are not the Tories,” he said. “We don’t believe in an ever-shrinking state. We are not so ideological about making cuts that we’ll deny people the things they need.

“We’re not so dogmatic about borrowing that we’ll jeopardise Britain’s economic health. Responsibility, yes, austerity forever, no.”

Mr Clegg said unlike the Tories who have “ruled out asking the very wealthy to pay even just a bit more in tax to help the ongoing fiscal effort”, his party will be “asking those with broadest shoulders to make some additional contributions” by extending new council tax bands on higher value properties.

Nigel Farage and Nick Clegg UKIP leader Nigel Farage and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg went head to head in two televised debates

He said investment was needed “to fix our creaking national infrastructure”.

“No-one looking at Britain’s prospects for the future can overlook the fact that we are relying on roads, railways, an energy network and a housing supply which simply will not be able to support the aspirations and ambitions of future generations.

“Our railways are a throwback to the 1970s. We rely on water and waste networks from the 19th Century. We have some of the most congested roads in Europe.

“We cannot build a stronger economy and a fairer society where there are opportunities for everyone unless we are prepared to put our shoulders to the wheel and use the muscle of the state – if necessary through borrowing – to rewire and revamp our infrastructure.”

He said up to 300,000 new houses were needed a year: “We have to give people the homes they need and protect the country from another crisis – and if that means borrowing a bit when times are good and debt is falling, so be it.”

‘Bravest’ party

Mr Clegg’s efforts to boost his party’s standing since entering into coalition with the Conservatives in 2010 – including apologies for his U-turn in raising tuition fees, and making the Lib Dem case for staying in the EU in two debates with UKIP leader Nigel Farage – have so far failed to boost poor poll ratings.

The Deputy Prime Minister defended his decision to enter into coalition with the Conservatives after the 2010 general election and warned that the Lib Dems would not allow their critics to “airbrush out” their role in delivering recovery.

But he told activists they need to be “much clearer and louder” about their motives and their reasons for wanting to govern.

Hailing his party as “the bravest and toughest party in British politics”, Mr Clegg said: “The Liberal Democrats are not and will never be a split-the-difference party. I am not interested in coalition at any cost – I am interested in Liberal Democrats in government to deliver a more liberal Britain.”

He said they were not “some sort of electoral wedge” standing ready to prop up either Labour or the Conservatives in the event of another hung parliament.

He said the “plucky” party had decided to put the country’s interests ahead of its own in 2010 and recalled “anguishing” through the night about whether or not the Lib Dems should go into coalition with the Conservatives.

The Lib Dems were not “opportunists” willing to sign up to policies just to get into power, he said, but had decided to take the “gritty grown-up” decision to go into coalition because the country “was teetering on the edge”.

Commenting on Mr Clegg’s attempted fight-back, Labour’s deputy leader Harriet Harman said: “Nick Clegg should be in no doubt, people will not forget what the Lib Dems have done in government – his party has been an accomplice rather than a brake on this Tory-led government.”

She added: “It is not brave to make promises and break them, it is reckless with people’s confidence in our democracy.”

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