Lt. Col. Ralph Peters assesses Obama’s diplomatic skills in a couple of words.

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Gavin Boby in Australia.

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News items for April 18 2014 – 2

There was a glitch this morning as sort of a hangover of the host company’s issues which blacklisted everyone’s IP from the site including mine.

It should be fixed now. If you are not seeing this, then it is not fixed. If you are seeing this it is not. Sorry for any inconvenience this caused.

1. Hezbollah Terror Plot Against Israelis in Bangkok Foiled

A Hezbollah terror plot against Israeli tourists in Bangkok was foiled, and the investigation is proceeding swiftly, Israel Hayom reports.

Two alleged Hezbollah terrorists were arrested in Thailand; one admitted to planning an attack on Israeli tourists.

The men have been identified as French-Lebanese national Daoud Farhat and Lebanese-Filipino national Youssef Ayad. […]

2. The disappearance of America’s will

(I think Carolyn may be on to something here)

As Gordon Chang noted at a symposium in Los Angeles last month hosted by the David Horowitz Freedom Center, since President Barack Obama entered office in 2009, the Chinese have responded to his overtures of goodwill and appeasement with intensified aggression against the US’s Asian allies and against US warships.

In 2012, China seized the Scarborough Shoal from the Philippines. Washington shrugged its shoulders despite its mutual defense treaty with the Philippines. And so Beijing is striking again, threatening the Second Thomas Shoal, another Philippine possession.

3. Ukraine denies having anything to do with registration orders given to Jewish people.

(This would be the fog of war. Personally I would be tempted to figure out whichever version the New York Times is claims is the case, and then pick the other side as the likely truth.

4. Ebola virus circulating in Guinea is new strain

Guinea has seen 197 cases of laboratory-confirmed or suspect Ebola since the beginning of the year.

The World Health Organization raised the death toll on Thursday to 122 since the start of the year, from a previous figure of 108. Liberia continues to report 13 deaths.

The fatality rate was between 71 and 86 percent in the cases they studied, the researchers wrote.

There is no vaccine or cure for Ebola.

5. Facebook removes my post about Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy

(In case you needed another reason to attempt to delete your Facebook information. Good luck on that if you try by the way)

The following is the egregious text:

“Rancher Bundy should’ve told the feds that those were Mexican cows – who came across the border illegally to seek better grazing opportunities. It was an act of love.”

Thousands of you posted comments and many more shared that message. It’s now gone — blotted out by anonymous redactors.

Thank you Fjordman, Richard and many more. Please  check back later. The day is young and the mosques are still in session.

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April 18 2014 links – 1

1. Al Jazeera America’s ratings so low, they cannot be measured

(Thank god for small mercies)

2. US Navy to deploy super weapon.

(Peace through superior firepower traditionally works well)

3. Adelaide-based Shiekh Sharif Hussein free to preach race hate

Sheikh Sharif Hussein during his videotaped sermon.

Sheikh Sharif Hussein during his videotaped sermon. Source: The Advertiser

POLICE say they will not act against a radical preacher who publicly prayed for the slaughter of Hindus and Buddhists, leaving him free to spread his messages of hatred.

A sermon videotaped in South Australia last year also showed Sheikh Sharif Hussein accusing Australian troops, whom he called “crusader pigs”, of helping to rape tens of thousands of women in Iraq, but SA police say he has broken no laws.

4. Defense Dept Confiscating Apache Helicopters From States, National Guard

(This strikes me as meaningful, if true. Why would the federal government suddenly not wish state governments to have these weapons systems?)

The justification for the reassignment is financial. The selection process of what are the best means through which to achieve meaningful spending cuts needs recalibrating. Perhaps better recognition of the growing dissent within the ranks of the American public has something to do with this decision. Could it be that the federal government is concerned of possible state rebellions?

The Apache is a four-blade, twin-engine attack helicopter with a tail wheel-type landing gear arrangement, and a tandem cockpit for a two-man crew. It features a nose-mounted sensor suite for target acquisition and night vision systems. It is armed with a 30 mm (1.18 in) M230 Chain Gun carried between the main landing gear, under the aircraft’s forward fuselage. It has four hard points mounted on stub-wing pylons, typically carrying a mixture of AGM-114 Hellfire missiles and Hydra 70 rocket pods. The AH-64 has a large amount of systems redundancy to improve combat survivability.

5. Even casual use of cannabis alters brain, warn scientists

(I know this is way off topic. But I believe it is very very important. I remember as a kid watching the horrible film, ‘Reefer Madness’ at a midnight show and saying to my stoner friends at the time, ‘The problem with this movie is, because what they say about dope is obviously untrue, people will think that all claims on possible consequences from smoking weed is untrue”.)

 

Smoking marijuana once or twice a week for a matter of months found to have effects on the brain in sections that govern emotion, motivation and addiction

Experts have said that cannabis is far from being a “safe” drug and no one under the age of 30 should ever use it

Experts have said that cannabis is far from being a “safe” drug and no one under the age of 30 should ever use it Photo: Stuart Aylmer/ Alamy
Rebecca Smith

9:18AM BST 16 Apr 2014

Experimenting with cannabis on a casual basis damages the brain permanently, research has found.

It is far from being a “safe” drug and no one under the age of 30 should ever use it, experts said.

People who had only used cannabis once or twice a week for a matter of months were found to have changes in the brain that govern emotion, motivation and addiction.

Researchers from Harvard Medical School in America carried out detailed 3D scans on the brains of students who used cannabis casually and were not addicted and compared them with those who had never used it.

A large thank you to Fjordman and all who sent in material.

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Frank Gaffney and CSP on protecting the grid.

This is important.

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News items and corrections. April 17 2014 – 2

1. On the matter of Jewish people being asked to register in Ukraine. Here is another article which claims to be able to straighten the record.

The Donetsk Jewish community dismissed this as “a provocation,” which it clearly is. “It’s an obvious provocation designed to get this exact response, going all the way up to Kerry,” says Fyodr Lukyanov, editor of Russia in Global Affairs. “I have no doubt that there is a sizeable community of anti-Semites on both sides of the barricades, but for one of them to do something this stupid—this is done to compromise the pro-Russian groups in the east.”

2. US sending helmets, other non-lethal military aid to Ukraine

The U.S. is sending helmets, sleeping bags and generators to support the Ukrainian military — but stopped short of approving other items the interim government reportedly says it needs to stand up to the might of Moscow, saber-rattling on its doorstep.

(You know, I bet the US has a few million old DVD’s of Get Smart, Rat Patrol and I dream of Jeanie they could send the Ukrainian troops as well)

3. “They Are Slaughtering Us Like Chickens”

“The songs of praise to God are banned here.” — Police officers to Christians, Turkmenistan.

“Meanwhile, an increasing number of people are being incarcerated for crimes of opinion and defense of religious freedom.” — Asia News

As happens at Christmas every year throughout the Muslim world, Christians and their churches were especially targeted—from jihadi terror strikes killing worshippers, to measures by Muslim authorities restricting Christmas celebrations.

4. Google warns Gmail users about impending attacks on its users which are believed to be coming from the middle east.

A report in the New York Times revealed that security staff at Google initiated the messaging of Gmail users after they discovered information about the people behind certain cyber-attacks, which are said to come from foreign sources, especially the Middle East. [...] Perhaps one of the most important ways to protect your Gmail account is to use the two-step verification service that Google recently introduced.
Other ways to protect yourself, include: …

5. An interview with Phyllis Chesler on her new book, and about islam in America and her time in captivity in Afghanistan

6. In Nevada, the federal government BLM agents shot several cows and bulls and left a profound mess behind them.

7. Canada seems to be softening on FGM

8. What is France doing about the stealth Islamization of its public schools?

Virtually nothing. A confidential report of the French intelligence services, acquired by ‘Le Figaro,’ reveals that, in an insidious manner, a type of Islamic communitarianism is closing in on several French educational institutions.

DMF  Wearing of the veil in schoolyards, demanding halal meals in the canteen, chronic absenteeism during religious festivals, clandestine prayers in the gymnasiums or corridors… In an insidious manner, Muslim communitarianism is occupying territory within the French educational system.

 

 

Thank you Leo, M, Fjordman, ML, Oz-Rita, SueK, and many more. Still not caught up.

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Egypt clamps down on mosques to control the message

Once again, Egypt seems to have a better grasp of islam and its potential danger than Western nations do. It is not incompatible with freedom of speech to not allow religions to break conspiracy laws and advocation to genocide etc. in mosques. The problem isn’t accommodating Islam and free speech. The problem has been allowing islam to have exceptions to laws the rest of us are subject to.

Imagine if the same standards were applied to muslims that are applied to the created of Java and former chairman of the board of Mozilla. There wouldn’t be a muslim so much as delivering pizza.

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News links for April 17 2014 – 1 Bill Warner, more on Ukraine and Russia

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1. Bill Warner: The Victims of Islam:

2. Ukraine: Miners stand their ground behind Donetsk barricades

3. Sheffield man Aras Hussein guilty of beheading girlfriend

Aras HusseinAras Hussein decapitated his girlfriend at his flat in Sheffield

She had several defence wounds on her hands and forearm.

Prosecutor Graham Reeds QC told the jury Miss Ramzan was still alive as the defendant started to sever her head and “severe force” would have been required.

Thank you Wrath of Khan, M, Richard and all. Much much more to come. Multiculturalism means never having to say its boring.

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ABC indulges in a little Reductio ad absurdum when it tries to ‘expose’ the EDL

ABC news last night broadcasted a segment on the EDL with what looks like quite a bit of older footage and which was clearly intended to use Islamic extremists as part of the intellectual shell game of reductio ad absurdum. At least the politically correct version of it.

The scam goes like this:

Yes, there are some muslim extremists who are very distasteful and probably should be ignored with a stiff upper lip but people who oppose them and defend their own thousands of year old culture, heritage, history and legal system must therefore be at least as extreme and at least as big a threat to whatever it is the ideal norm is meant to be.

Notice that the reporter takes every possible opportunity to prove Robinson wrong on the exceptions rather than consider the general truth of anything he says. Her treatment could equally apply to Jews resisting Nazi attempts to obliterate them or any group, for that matter, who wishes to defend the status quo from a hostile invader. ‘If you are fighting a group, you must be the opposite and therefore as bad’

Still, I have to give credit to ABC for showing some of the activities of muslim activists in the UK. It was more than I expected from them. Especially as it was a muslim reporter. I think she was genuinely shocked by what she saw from Muslims in the UK. This likely means she has chosen not to look at what her coreligionists do however, or what her religion in fact demands of its followers.

Below appears to be a related video, possibly a part of the same documentary.

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Ukraine warns Jewish people of confiscation and expulsion by armed men with written notice

From Gateway Pundit:

Jews in Eastern Ukraine are being blamed for supporting the revolution that forced pro-Russian president Viktor Yanukovych to flee the country. Armed men handed out a leafleton Passover evetelling Jews to register or face confiscation of their property.

Ukraine Jews expulsion

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BBC Clip on Ukraine civilians blocking Ukraine military attempts to retake control

H/T M

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M videos on Ukraine/USA Vs. Russian loyalists today

1. Russian friendlies block Ukraine military vehicles

2. What can White House do in Ukraine?

3. CNN: White House Adopting More ‘Agressive’ Approach to Ukraine Crisis

4. Ukraine: Ukrainian military lay down arms in Kramatorsk

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This poster was in a British public school

Please read it carefully and send it out to all your liberal arts friends. Once again, a British public school

Thank you Pimpernel

 This poster hangs on the walls of the main corridor of Leicester’s Madini School.

Music is haraam UK school

The Baron at Gates of Vienna transcribed the poster for us:

MUSIC | HARAAM

Listening to Music is Haraam and a Sin

Stay away from evil acts such as listening to music and encourage others to do the same too!

Music is a tool of Shaytan (Satan)
The playing of musical instruments and listening to them is Haraam
According to the Law [of Allah] one who participates in music is regarded as a Fasiq  (Sinful person)
One of the harms of music is that it distracts one from his Creator.
The messages of today’s music follow a general theme of love, drugs, and freedom
Appearance of music and stringed instruments is [sic] a cause of Allah’s anger
It is a tool of Shaytan (Satan) by which he attracts people to commit wrongful acts

Music is Haraam

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Interview with NY film maker who was in Nevada during the Bundy ranch moment.

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CNN: Analysis of the new AQ video.

It is odd that so many major AQ leaders appeared together in the open with seemingly no concern about US drones etc. Isn’t it?

H/T M

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