I am still dealing with a peculiar problem with connectivity here which has slowed down production of certain materials a great deal. When and if it gets fixed there should be a decent backlog of great materials. Meanwhile, there is still news.
1. Turkey announces troop withdrawal from Iraq after Obama appeal: ministry
Ankara (AFP) – Turkey on Saturday said it would “continue” to pull its troops out of northern Iraq after US President Barack Obama urged President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to do so in order to de-escalate tensions with Baghdad over the deployment.
“Taking into account the sensitivities on the Iraqi side… Turkey will continue the process it has already begun to withdraw its troops stationed in Mosul province,” the foreign ministry said in a statement.
The Iraqi government earlier this week demanded the “complete withdrawal” of Turkish troops from its territory after Turkey deployed soldiers and tanks to a military camp near the city of Mosul.
2. So the US is both not trying to do a regime change and is trying to do a regime change. Schrodinger’s foreign policy.
3. Many news sites reported on how a large group of Canadians sang a song of welcome to the newest tranche of Syrian migrants to come to Canada within the past 24 hours. Here is a link to the actual lyrics of the song that inspired the composition they sang in English and in Arabic.
Here is the actual song. Notice it is A capella. Quite revealing in its own way as Islam forbids music other than for promoting islam and jihad.
Here is a link to the Canadian version of the song inspired by the original above.
Remember, the song was inspired by an Islamic song which is about the conquest of Yathrib by Mohamed and his army.
4. Protestors in the Czech Republic on the issue of Islam marching into their country and culture and the elites who seem to encourage it
5. The £100m ghost camp for refugees that YOU pay for: Built with UK foreign aid billions for 130,000 fleeing war in Syria, but so grim only 15,000 stay
The huge Azraq refugee camp appears over the horizon like an alien version of a music festival. Thousands of white metal huts are scattered around the rocky landscape and ringed by barbed-wire fences. Closer up, near the guarded entrance, a huge sign reads ‘Thank You’ to Britain, the European Union and ten other nations for providing the £100 million it cost to build and run the place.
This desolate encampment is in the Jordanian desert, 55 miles from the Syrian border. It opened in April last year, intended to be the world’s second-biggest and best refugee camp – an instant city designed to house up to 130,000 Syrians fleeing their nation’s devastating civil war.
In Britain, Ministers assured Parliament that this camp shows taxpayers should have no concerns over Britain’s response to Europe’s worst refugee crisis since the Second World War. Yet their complacent reassurances are wrong. For although millions of Syrians have been displaced by the cruellest of conflicts, the showcase unit holds about 15,000 people – a fraction of the number it was designed to take.
6. Propaganda video about an alleged Israeli airstrike on a Hizb’allah base in Samir Kuntar in Damascus. Link to Arabic article here. Video below
7. Here is a link to a tweet from the Israeli PM, Netanyahu. He requests like minded people retweet it.
8. China accuses US of serious provocation by flying bombers
BEIJING (AP) — China’s Defense Ministry said Saturday that the U.S. committed “a serious military provocation” by recently flying two Air Force B-52 bombers over a Chinese-controlled man-made island in the South China Sea, a mission that the U.S. appeared to indicate had strayed off course.
The Defense Ministry accused the U.S. of deliberately raising tensions in the disputed region, where China has been aggressively asserting its claims to virtually all islands, reefs and their surrounding seas. It also reiterated that it would do whatever is necessary to protect China’s sovereignty.
As is China’s usual practice, the Foreign Ministry took a more diplomatic tone, saying the situation was stable.
The U.S. takes no official stance on sovereignty claims in the strategically crucial South China Sea, through which $5 trillion in international trade passes each year. However, Washington insists on freedom of navigation and maintains that China’s seven newly created islands do not enjoy traditional rights, including a 12-nautical-mile (22-kilometer) territorial limit.
9. Best campaign commercial of all time? You decide
10. I do not like to admit that this cartoon is correct. But it is correct.
The fact is, everyone who claims to not be antisemitic but against Israeli policy is utterly oblivious to factual and demonstrable examples of the issue they claim to be opposed to but 100X worse elsewhere. The response by those who have one is, ‘we have to start somewhere’. This is a lie. They should start where the issue is the worst. If they oppose slavery pick any Islamic nation and start by demanding they free their slaves, whatever name they use there. If they oppose apartheid, then go to Saudi Arabia and demand they give non-muslims equal rights and allow non-muslims into the cities of Meca and Medina. If they oppose walls that separate people, then talk to the Egyptians and Jordanians who built walls against the very same people for the very same reasons the Israeli’s built theirs. This list of phony justifications for BDS could be quite lengthy but it is more than phoney. its just the new face of antisemitism. Because frankly that is the only variable that separates Israel from the places that do it all for real, and do it with much greater frequency and amplitude,
Thank you CB Sashenka, M., Wrath of Khan, Kathy, Maria J., and all who contributed links today. Its endless isn’t it? Damn.
Someone should tell Obama to fly the bombers over Iraq / Syria and not the South Chine Sea. What a waste of fuel…
Those USAF B-52H bombers are sacrificial lambs if PRC is serious defending their artificial islands. The bombers have a gigantic radar signature and fly subsonic. Today, they can only fly in an area where the enemy has zero SAMs. Notice that the USA is backing off of areas where the Russkies have brought in their S-300/400 missile batteries. Russian anti-aircraft missiles are second to none.
The B52s are obsolete and need to be retired however the flight was necessary, China is trying to create a controlled area around areas that traditionally were parts of other nations and is in a position to control one of the access points into the South China Sea. They want control of the minerals and of the sea lanes, they have stated that their goal is total control of the South China Sea with no one sailing there without asking their permission. Since this area includes a large number of islands belonging to Japan and since well over half of Japans and South Korea’s Imports move through the South China Sea this would give China the power to cause massive inflation to Japan and Korea by denying their imports free passage. Sailing around the Philippines (the long way to Japan) would add several thousand miles to the ships and greatly increase the shipping costs. Chinas moves are power grabs as well as land grabs, so far we have been backing off and telling our Pacific allies to give in to China but we can’t continue to do this without causing a major war.
You are making the mistake so many people make of thinking there is only one crisis and only one possible war and only one aggressor in the world. China through its North Korean finger puppet has in partnership with Iran been drawing the worlds attention away from Iran and Iran has been drawing the worlds attention away from China and North Korea for decades. Think Germany and Japan, both were active and aggressive at the same time splitting the worlds attention and the worlds resources in the fight against them. China hates Islam and is fighting them inside China but is using Islam to draw attention away from their own aggression, which so far haven’t included active armed aggression but that isn’t far down the road. The situtation over there is so tense the Japanese (over howling minority objections in Japan) has revised their constitution and laws to allow the Japanese government to use force in preemptive military strikes. Japan is rearming and according to reports from Air Force personal that have overflown the Japanese Islands there are miles of navel warships anchored waiting for their crews to be trained. Once again Obama;s withdrawal of America from the worlds stage has triggered a major crisis that may lead to a war.
The reason the B52s have never been replaced is because of the planned inflation that the left creates to “manage” the economy, everyone knows we need a newer heavy bomber that stands a chance against the modern air defense systems but the cost of replacing them has been driven so high no one can afford the new air craft.
By the way ir was Obama that stopped the flights over Syria not the military, our counter measures have much better then even chance of defeating the lock on systems of the Russian Sams. Obama is not yet ready for a big conflict between Russia and the US, The Shiite end times prophecies have to be fulfilled in the right order and his foreign policy is driven by those prophecies.
“Obama is not yet ready for a big conflict between Russia and the US, The Shiite end times prophecies have to be fulfilled…”
Do you have any sources for this assertion, Richard?
From the POTUS himself:
“I’m a Christian by choice. My family didn’t—frankly, they weren’t folks who went to church every week. And my mother was one of the most spiritual people I knew, but she didn’t raise me in the church.
So I came to my Christian faith later in life, and it was because the precepts of Jesus Christ spoke to me in terms of the kind of life that I would want to lead—being my brothers’ and sisters’ keeper, treating others as they would treat me.
And I think also understanding that Jesus Christ dying for my sins spoke to the humility we all have to have as human beings, that we’re sinful and we’re flawed and we make mistakes, and that we achieve salvation through the grace of God. But what we can do, as flawed as we are, is still see God in other people and do our best to help them find their own grace.
That’s what I strive to do. That’s what I pray to do every day. I think my public service is part of that effort to express my Christian faith.
—? President Barack Obama, September 27, 2010”
I can deconstruct this as self-deception believing in Reverend White’s Non-White Doctrine that completes Obama to want to believe his Blackness means something, having become Identity-Politik socialist fodder and propagator, to defend the new ego-selves, but I cannot find beyond this any desire for the Shiite Prophesies to be waited upon and fulfilled.
Correction, Reverend Wright:
Not on my pretty new screen, Perfect.
Apologies, Yucki. But please remember it is not about the machine’s visage, but the contents of its skin.
Perhaps without irony the song the Canadian kids were singing to welcome “refugees” was inspired by the conquest of Yathrib by Hijra lol
Snuck out like a thief in the night, cowardly old pig.
Fantastic! President Trump is going to make good use of this powerful conservative figure…
IF you watch what is going on Cruz and Trump are for the most part avoiding criticizing each other, this is one reason there is speculation of a Trump Cruz ticket, unlike the establishment Republicans the grass roots conservatives are wanting to ensure 12 to 16 years of either conservative or outspoken patriot who will work to protect the US and freedom in the White House.
A glimpse around some papers web sites (the top UK ones)
and also a few of the seo efforts are surprising – they don’t even seem
to know how you can make sub domains rate well.