(We will likely enjoy that excerpt but it is not indicative of the tone of the article. Just a classic journalistic setup for a hit piece)
Wilders’s name is on the same Al-Qaeda hit list as Stéphane Charbonnier, an editor who was shot and killed during the jihadist assault on Charlie Hebdo, the French satirical magazine, that left 12 dead earlier this month. The massacre, along with the subsequent killings at a kosher supermarket in Paris, was a tragic day for the France. But for Wilders, it only added to his appeal. Since the attack, his Freedom Party has surged in national polls. It was already the most popular party in Holland, but if the 2016 parliamentary elections were held today, he’d pick up 31 seats out of 150, more than double his current figure.
If he found the right coalition partner, Wilders could even become Holland’s prime minister, a once unthinkable prospect. Ten years ago, his proposal to ban the construction of new mosques in the Netherlands was mostly seen as the ravings of a fearmongering extremist who compares the Koran to Mein Kampf. Now reporters call Wilders a “populist,” and they no longer dismiss his xenophobic rants as rubbish.
3. Japan responds to kidnap and extortion demands.
(This might be a good time to mention that Japan just passed its largest military budget in history and the 4th largest in the world this past week)
(Ah yes the police state. What every distopian author from Terry Gilliam (Brazil 1985) to George Orwell have predicted was the logical outcome of a state trying to solve problems it created. My solution? Give the public back the right to defend their rights both with arms and words as well as the right to discriminate for what is in our own interests, and stop importing and funding the enemy and deport those who preach sedition and bulldoze enemy beachheads used to store weapons, enemy propaganda even if it looks like religious materials, and jail those you cannot deport. The problem with this solution is, no more power for the state so they won’t do it of course. Not always because the state won’t allow it. but because the sheeple who live in them prefer a strong man to rule instead of having one at home)
Targeted and outgunned by homegrown terrorists, cops throughout Europe are demanding a serious boost in firepower.
Police in France conceded the deadly wave of attacks that started with the Jan. 7 slaughter at the Charlie Hebdo magazine office exposed officers as sitting ducks against jihadists wielding high-powered assault weapons.
Of the three cops murdered in the three days of terror in and around Paris, one was unarmed and the others were just packing their service weapons. Video also captured a police car retreating in reverse from the Charlie Hebdo killers because the cops didn’t have the firepower to fight.
French police unions met Monday with top officials from the Interior Ministry, pressing for heavy weapons and protective gear, better training for first responders, and more legal tools to guard against terrorism.
Thank you M., UK Pete, Buck, WTD., Tundra T. and many more.