1. Another news article about the man arrested for the bomb plot on a US military base
KANSAS CITY, Kan. —A Topeka man is facing federal charges for allegedly plotting to detonate a car bomb at Fort Riley, Kansas, federal officials said.
U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said John Thomas Booker Jr., also known as Muhammed Abdullah Hasson, 20, was arrested at 9 a.m. Friday in Manhattan as he was making final preparations to detonate the bomb.
2. Finnish security police cancel Lars Vilks speaking engagement within the Finnish parliament on the basis that they could not protect him. In other words, the Finns are not sufficiently in control of their own nation to protect a person not liked by muslims within their own parliament buildings. Canada take note. Greater security (sadly) will likely be needed still.
3. Muslims Gave Man 3 Chances To Convert, What He Says Next Will Haunt You
4. United West reminds us about Grove Norquist’s role in the subversion of the United States
5. ISIS executes 4 of its commanders by direct order of al-Baghdadi in Diyala
The source said in an interview for IraqiNews.com, “ISIS leader al-Baghdadi ordered to execute four of the most prominent commanders of the terrorist group in Diyala, including a security officer in the former regime, on the outskirts of al-Sharqat area in Salahuddin, because of their escape from the battlefield in the northern areas of Muqdadiya (40 km northeast of Baquba),” noting that, “The execution was in front of a gathering of people.”
The source, who requested to remain anonymous, added, “The four leaders were arrested two months ago in Hamrin on the border between Diyala and Salahuddin, after fleeing from Muqdadiyah battles.”
(In the Islamic State the only way you know if they really care about you is if they execute you)
6. BREAKING: Albanian national held on suspicion of murdering Israeli tourist in Berlin
Motive for suspected murder of Yossi Damari, 22, reportedly remains unclear
Police cars stand in front of the ruins of the Franciscan Monastery in Berlin on April 5, 2015, where the body of an Israeli man was found ( Maurizio Gambarini (DPA/AFP/File) )
An Albanian man was arrested Friday in the Czech Republic on suspicion of beating to death an Israeli tourist in Berlin, German police said.
The victim, identified by police Thursday as 22-year-old Yosi Damari, was found by passersby early Sunday beaten beyond recognition in the ruins of a Gothic church. No motive has been found for his horrific murder, which had taken place the previous day, Berlin police say.
It took several days for police to confirm the identity of the battered man, using his passport and DNA testing.
(Muslim beats a Jewish Israeli to death in Germany. Motive unclear. Police in Europe clearly have blindfolds as part of the mandatory uniform)
7. UK: Three prominent muslim school principles etc. arrested and charged with fraud and various offenses.
8. The married Lib Dem ‘feminist’ and his drunken strip club night of temptation caught on camera
A would-be Lib Dem MP who describes himself as a feminist has been filmed repeatedly trying to touch a naked lap dancer.
Married father-of-one Maajid Nawaz asked for two private sessions at a strip club in east London.
Footage shows the prospective parliamentary candidate – who calls himself an advocate of women’s rights – attempting to touch her arms and thighs, which is against the venue’s policy.
Staff said Nawaz had been pestering the girl all night and his actions had been ‘outrageous’.
In the film, Nawaz – a convicted former extremist – can be seen repeatedly trying to make contact with the girl as she dances naked for him in a private room during two £20 lap dances.
Thank you M., George Igler, Carpe Diem and all.
The Daily mail seems to have implemented a new advert scheme were there is some random playing of videos at odd intervals and not even continuous, just blurts and bleeps and sometimes a whole add. It is infuriating if you have a lot of tabs open and don’t know which one is interfering with your thought process like the beeps in the Kurt Vonnegut story, Welcome to the Monkey House. So you may want to read the story in item 8 and close the tab.
Really? REALLY?! lol
Swedish peacekeepers in Mali ‘get extra food rations’ (BBC, Apr 10, 2015)
“Rations for Swedish troops based in Timbuktu as part of the UN peacekeeping in Mali have been increased after complaints that they were going hungry.
Lt Col Carl Magnus Svensson told the BBC they now get 4,000-4,500 calories a day, up from the 1,800 UN ration.
One Swedish soldier told Sweden’s Dagens Nyheter newspaper that he lost at least 5kg (11 lbs) in Mali.
The UN mission was deployed to northern Mali following a French-led operation to drive out Islamist fighters in 2013.
The BBC’s Alex Duval Smith in the capital, Bamako, says about 250 Swedish soldiers are part of the 10,000-strong UN peace force.
Food shortages have been reported before with Chadian troops once downing tools in protest at going months on UN rations with no fresh food, she says.
According to Dagens Nyheter, the Swedish soldiers became so thin that their ribcages became visible.
Lt Col Svensson told the BBC’s Newsday programme that the Swedes now had their own kitchen, although he conceded “every one of us would wish for more greens, more fruit”.
But he said it was important for soldiers not to go out and “over shop” in Timbuktu in case they deprived the city’s civilians of fresh ingredients.
Our reporter says there is a discrepancy in conditions for the troops from different countries making up the UN peace force.
The majority of peacekeepers are from Africa and have far lower living and food standards than those of the French and the Swedes, who sleep in air-conditioned tents, she says.”
Mumbai attack suspect Lakhvi released on bail in Pakistan (BBC, Apr 10, 2015)
“The suspected mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, has been released on bail from a Pakistani jail, officials say.
Jail officials in Rawalpindi said Mr Lakhvi was released on Friday morning.
India’s Home Minister Rajnath Singh has called the release “unfortunate and disappointing”, Indian media reports say.
Mr Lakhvi had been granted bail in December, but was kept in detention under public order legislation.
That detention was declared void by the High Court, which ordered his release.
Mr Lakhvi still faces trial – along with six other suspects – over the attacks, which left 166 people dead and damaged peace efforts between the two countries.
Zakiur Rahman Lakhvi’s trial in the Mumbai attacks case still continues, but his release on bail suggests the legal evidence presented in court by prosecutors may not be enough for a conviction.
This contrasts with six years ago, when the interior minister at the time, Rehman Malik, provided graphic details of how a part of the Mumbai attacks conspiracy was hatched in Pakistan. Indian officials have since said that they also handed evidence against Mr Lakhvi and his comrades to Pakistani prosecutors.
Apparently, most of this evidence has not been made part of the case record, indicating legal complications and also perhaps a lack of interest on the part of Pakistani authorities.
Analysts say legal technicalities may be one factor behind his release. Another factor, according to some in the intelligence community, may be the fear in security circles that his “demobilisation” may hurt the morale of Kashmir-focused insurgents, something they say the government does not wish to see….”
8/ Ultimately the racist British establishment will be to blame for such recklessness, for refusing to admit Nawaz to their more discrete arrangements. And isn’t she a little past the use-by date for a proper English politician? Or a philandering Muslim, for that matter.
Makes you miss the Cold War, when our governments were still on our side more or less, or at least there was a George Smiley in the shadows who knew who the enemy was, and the value of a grainy black and white photo of him in flagrante.
4/ Infidels are still light years from widespread understanding of this, how organized and ubiquitous the opposition is, how long they have been at it and how effective they have been.
Thailand: Seven hurt in car bomb blast at Samui mall
Seven people, including an Italian girl, were injured when a bomb packed in a pickup truck exploded in a shopping mall car park on the popular tourist island of Samui, officials said on Saturday.
Security tightened as Samui bombers sought
The pickup containing the bomb had been stolen in Yala, leading to early speculation that the incident was linked to the insurgency in the three southern border provinces.
But a government spokesman was quick to steer the speculation in another direction, saying the attack might be linked to incidents earlier this year in Bangkok.
Samui rocked by car bomb; two other fires reported in South (UPDATED)
Sompong Duangsuwan, a guard volunteer at the cooperative, said he heard six explosions before seeing the fire quickly spreading through the cooperative’s buildings. Cooking-gas cylinders in the food centre exploded when the firefighters were trying to extinguish the blaze.
(Has a picture of the warehouse fire that started around the same time the car bomb went off. Plus a learning-from-news vocab lesson)
2 – It is sad to say but in a few years the rest of the world may give thanks when Russia moves into the Scandinavian countries. Russia will make this move to expand thee rapidly growing Russian Empire rather then because of concern for the way the conquers are treating the natives.
Finns only recently joined the ranks of the dhimmi nations.
So out of control, so quickly.
watch the video at imbedded in the article, it will explain why I think Russia will move in to that region.
The url, I screwed up
an article on the speech
Assorted links below, but read A “Persian” Iran? first and you’ll see the map.
We’re cautioned not to think in terms of the “Persians” – of 2500 years ago. It’s simply counterfactual.
so say Diaspora Iranians
I know Iran isn’t ancient Persia, in fact Persia at the time of the Islamic c0nquest wasn’t ancient Persia. The Persi ans during the 600 AD period were living much like Feudal Europe, they were mounted on large war horses and were armed and armored like the knights during Robin Hoods time. Also the political structure was like feudal Europe.
The Shah loved the ahistorical version of Persia. Apparently made a lot of enemies that way.
He was trying to give the Iranians an identity to rally around that didn’t include Islam. The destruction of his attempt is what lead to the current mess. Carter has a lot to answer for in the afterlife.
Yes, I’d heard the video and just re-read the transcript. I need time to steep in the ‘Empire framework’. All I have is a bit of history, which is something, but it’s likely to distort my perspective of the here and now.
It is sad to say but in a few years the rest of the world may give thanks when Russia moves into the Scandinavian countries.
I hadn’t thought about it this way, but Scandinavia may invite the Russian Empire in, help muck out the stables, so to speak. Find themselves cast as stable boys for the Imperial Cavalry.
What’s Putin thinking as he watches those proud Nordics commit suicide? What he’s doing is making them nervous, turning up the heat so they’re sweating already. Even more shocking for them will be his near-bloodless incorporation of the Baltic states.
From another Iranian Diaspora website, I think:
Pan-Arabism’s Legacy of Confrontation with Iran
Another cultural site:
They will really start sweating when he takes the Baltic states, what many people don’t know is that at one point Sweden was part of Russia. I think it was around the time of Ivan the Terrible but it might have been Peter the Great.
Taking the Scandinavian states would being Russia year round ports on both oceans, something he greatly desires.
Most people tend to look at world events as if all of them are separate and there can bTe no connection. To do it properly look at what is happening and consider what others besides the Islamists may do. The ancient Empires were all expansionist when they first started and are showing the old signs right now.
Another point to watch is China, while they may ally with Russia for a short time never forget they have their own goals and still want revenge on Russia for the time Russia conquered part of China. It took the 1917 revolution for China to kick them out.
Russians certainly know about Swedish overlords. Even my lovable Russki friends drool over taking Sweden.
I never get a straight answer when I ask what they learned in high school history classes. Their view is so radically different from ours.
They sincerely believe that the Baltics were created for Russia.
To an extent they are correct, the Baltic States and Russia are the result of Viking traders moving east rather then going down to raid western Europe. I know a little more about that time but am not sure what is correct and what is myth.
Both work for inspiriting passion for the Motherland.
Visions of mushroom clouds in my head, I searched my files, Iran/- Persian ethnicity. Re-discovered a fascinating website, The Ajam Media Collective:
The Ajam Media Collective is an online space devoted to documenting and analyzing cultural, social, and political trends in the diverse Iranian, Central Asian, and Diaspora communities. We unite authors from various backgrounds and disciplines to promote diverse critical views of the region and seek to emphasize the region’s importance as a thriving cultural center whose multiple realities are too often obscured by the popular Western and global media.
A “Persian” Iran?: Challenging the Aryan Myth and Persian Ethnocentrism
Iran and Indonesia are the two Islamic nations that have managed to hang onto some of their pre islami culture, both have lost a lot but they are still the least Arabicized of the Islamic nations.
Norway Needs Budget, Manpower Boost
HELSINKI — Norway needs to boost manpower and increase funding for advanced defense systems and equipment to pose a credible deterrent to Russia’s growing military presence in the High North, according to the Norwegian Armed Forces’ (NAF) 2014 Annual Report.
WRONG link above!
A Frontline PBS Series I read about, but haven’t yet watched:
Iranian Identity, the ‘Aryan Race,’ and Jake Gyllenhaal
I see PBS is following its normal far left position on everything.
Here’s a link you might enjoy: a book review with maps and more.
Austria-Hungary’s First World War
Same source, review of an 8-part documentary with English subtitles. I haven’t navigated to the video yet, but there must be a link in the article.
When Czarist Russia Committed Suicide
There is a link, I have skimmed the article and will read it at leisure later.
In a way the Bolsheviks were working for Germany, Germany was losing on the Eastern Front as well as the Western Front, they contacted the Bolshevik leaders who were in Switzerland and shipped them across Germany and Eastern Europe in sealed Railroad cars. They then infiltrated them into Russia where they went to Moscow and set about arranging the 1917 revolution. It was a lot more complicated then that but that is the short answer.
For better view of what happened in Moscow during that time period read Reilly Ace of Spies and the follow up book whose Title I forget. You can also watch the British TV series of the same name. The only major differences between the TV show and reality are that the British Intelligence service was always veery professional and it is more likely that Reilly defected to the Soviets instead of being killed.
The books give a clearer picture then the TV show.
That sounds good – I’m wobbly on that period. My strong point is just prior to the outbreak of war. Before the rabble began making history.
The videos in the link are abt WII.
Not worth watching. I rarely watch PBS, though I’ll skim an article here and there.
BBC, depends. Never when predictably upsetting. Some remote village in Ebolaland is usually ok.
VICE is getting a miss these days. So much promise, a pity.