Reader’s Links, July 11, 2018

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About Eeyore

Canadian artist and counter-jihad and freedom of speech activist as well as devout Schrödinger's catholic

153 Replies to “Reader’s Links, July 11, 2018”

    • “Bringing a paperclip to a gunfight…”

      Fecking priceless!!!

      $500 billion?!? Someone finally purchased a clue!

      Superb video clip, Richard. Eeyore, please consider placement on Page One.

      • They don’t stand a chance in a trade war, not unless they can get a lot of help and it doesn’t look like they will.

        • They don’t stand a chance in a trade war, not unless they can get a lot of help and it doesn’t look like they will.

          Exactly like the Islam that Communist China so adores to embolden, both of them are making too many enemies, too fast!

          Not exactly a surefire recipe for success…

    • The whitewash finally starts flaking off of Communist China’s fence.

      Another superb “China Uncensored” clip. Thank you, Richard, for these posts.

      • Your welcome, this action is going to hurt China in the Trade War and force them to rethink their actions. They might have to pull back from some of their projects while they try and recover from the damage they are suffering.

        • They might have to pull back from some of their projects while they try and recover from the damage they are suffering.

          One can only hope. OBOR will deliver far too much strategic power into the hands of Beijing.

    • Surprising? Journalists’ Brains Show A Lower-Than-Average Level of Executive Functioning!

      Few people may realize that professional editing is one of the most intellectually demanding jobs there is, period, (I’ve done a little bit of it meself). Why is this gaping disconnect between the IQ of reporters and editors so mysterious?!?

      Welcome to the MSM dungheap.

    • “Feminists” silent on imprisonment of Iranian women

      TLDR

      Western Feminists are going to spend decades “chained to the stove” along with being “barefoot and pregnant”, before this vile treachery of theirs is over with.

  1. Report: Israel attacked in Syria

    Syrian media report that IDF forces attacked positions of the Syrian army in the Quneitra area.

    Syrian media reported on Wednesday night that IDF forces attacked positions of the Syrian army in the Quneitra area on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights.

    Syria’s official news agency SANA said that Syria’s air defenses blocked an Israeli missile attack on army positions in southwest Syria.

    “The aircraft of the Israeli enemy launches a number of missiles at several army positions” in the southwestern province of Quneitra, causing material damage, it said.

    On Wednesday, a Syrian UAV infiltrated Israeli territory and was shot down by a Patriot missile.

    IDF Spokesman Ronen Manelis later said Wednesday that the IDF was in control of the situation at any given moment.

    “From the moment the Syrian drone was identified, we had full operational control over his movement. Our forces carried out a number of defensive actions to prevent friction, and once they met the optimal conditions, we intercepted and destroyed it,” said Manelis.

    https://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/248788

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    Syria air defenses block Israeli attack on southwest: state media

    Syria’s air defenses on Wednesday blocked an Israeli missile attack on army positions in southwest Syria near the occupied Golan Heights, state news agency SANA said.

    “The aircraft of the Israeli enemy launches a number of missiles at several army positions” in the southwestern province of Quneitra, causing material damage, it said.

    Earlier, Israel shot down a drone that flew in from Syria on Wednesday, the Israeli military said, while Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu flew to Moscow to for talks with Damascus’s biggest ally about a Syrian advance near the volatile frontier.

    https://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/2018/07/12/Syria-air-defenses-block-Israeli-attack-on-southwest-state-media-.html

  2. Egypt: Child marriages lead to birth of 250,000 babies each year (memo, Jul 11, 2018)
    https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20180711-egypt-child-marriages-led-to-birth-of-250000-babies-each-year/

    “Some 250,000 children are born to minors in Egypt, an official at the country’s Ministry of Health announced yesterday.

    “The marriage of minors leads to the birth of 250,000 children every year,” Vivian Fouad told reporters at a conference organised by PLAN International, an independent children’s rights and girls’ equality organisation.

    “Egyptian law does not criminalise child marriage but prohibits its registration,” the ministry’s coordinator of National Strategy for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) pointed out.

    On her part, the Secretary-General of the National Council for Childhood and Motherhood, recently said that the government is currently seeking “to criminalise child marriage”.

    According to official data by the Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics (CAPMAS), there are around 38 million children in Egypt, 19.6 million of whom are boys and 18.3 million are girls. They make up 40 per cent of Egypt’s total 94 million population.

    In 2017, CAMPAS revealed that 119,000 girls were married before the age of 18.”

    • Egypt using fatwas to limit population growth (memo, Jul 11, 2018)
      https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20180711-egypt-using-fatwas-to-limit-population-growth/

      “The Egyptian government has resorted to Islamic edicts to curb the country’s high population growth rates, a German report has said.

      Germany’s Deutschlandfunk Radio reported that the fatwa – or Islamic legal opinion – in Egypt has become an important means of combating population growth, adding that the Egyptian Edict House has allowed the use of contraceptives in spite of the fact that Al-Azhar scholars oppose it.

      Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi has often warned of the danger of population growth and described it as one of the country’s biggest problems, just like terrorism.

      Early marriage in rural areas hinders family planning programmes, the German report said.

      Under Egyptian law, young men are only allowed to marry at the age of 18, but in rural areas imams consider adulthood to be marked only by puberty; allowing minors to marry.

      The Egyptian authorities have started a campaign in eight governorates under the slogan “Two Children are enough” to raise awareness of the importance of family planning and not having many children.

      If the current birth rates continue, there will be 120 million Egyptians in 2030, the government hopes to reduce this number to 110 million.”

    • Some 250,000 children are born to minors in Egypt, an official at the country’s Ministry of Health announced yesterday.

      Anyone care to speculate about the death tolls, miscarriages, birth defects, and general obstetric mayhem involved?

  3. Madrid ordered to take more refugees by Spain Supreme Court (alaraby, Jul 11, 2018)
    https://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/news/2018/7/11/spain-supreme-court-orders-madrid-to-increase-refugee-intake

    “Spain’s Supreme Court has ordered Madrid to take in more refugees after ruling it had not honoured its EU commitment to accept least 16,000 asylum-seekers from Italy and Greece, it announced Wednesday.

    “More than six months after the deadline expired, a report by (Spain’s) Office for asylum and refugees recognises that the current track record with respect to its final obligations is below 13 percent,” the court said in a ruling dated July 9 but released on Wednesday.

    As a result, Spain must “continue the procedure” to take in refugees, the court added, but stopped short of fining the government…”

  4. Foreign-fighter risk with migration – Conte (ansa, Jul 11, 2018)
    http://www.ansa.it/english/news/2018/07/11/foreign-fighter-risk-with-migration-conte_fbe7f61a-4e7f-4e01-b6bb-ce0304f925cd.html

    “Premier Giuseppe Conte said Wednesday that there was a risk of foreign fighters being among the asylum seekers coming to Europe from North Africa.

    “The threats on the southern front regarding terrorism are very significant,” Conte said as he arrived at the NATO summit in Brussels, stressing the importance of the reinforcement of the NATO hub in Naples.

    “Risks and the danger of foreign fighters could come from immigration”.”

  5. Dordogne man murdered after ‘asking drinkers in bar to make less noise’ (thelocal, Jul 11, 2018)
    https://www.thelocal.fr/20180711/dordogne-man-murdered-after-asking-his-killers-to-make-less-noise

    “A Dordogne man was fatally stabbed in the town of Bergerac after reportedly telling a group of young men drinking in a bar to make less noise.

    Four men, aged between 20 and 22, have been charged over the murder of a 35-year-old man in the town of Bergerac in the Dordogne on Sunday.

    The victim died after been stabbed at least three times in the head, abdomen and neck, according to reports.

    The fatal stabbing occurred when a fight erupted early in the morning between the victim and some men gathered outside a bar near his house.

    The man had reportedly gone down to ask them to make less noise. The victim died from stab wounds in hospital later on that morning.

    No one else was around when the fight broke out although some villagers nearby heard some loud voices, France Bleu reported.

    “There’s nothing unusual about noise in this area as there’s the bar below, and so it didn’t worry me any more than that,” a neighbour said.

    The four men who have been arrested all lived in Bergerac and knew each other.

    They were all unemployed. The men admit being close to the area when the stabbings occurred, but deny having anything to do with it. Two of them had previously been arrested for violent behaviour.”

    • The four men who have been arrested all lived in Bergerac and knew each other.

      Keep stabbing, we’re reloading.

      Cyrano de Bergerac would have had some very “pointed words” for these sh!ts.

  6. Austria to propose moving asylum requests outside EU (thelocal, Jul 11, 2018)
    https://www.thelocal.at/20180711/austria-to-propose-moving-asylum-requests-outside-eu

    “Austria’s hardline interior minister Herbert Kickl said he would push to change the EU’s migration policy so it is no longer possible to make asylum requests on European soil.
    “That would be a proposal,” the minister of the far-right FPOE party told journalists in Vienna on Tuesday.

    Any other solution, he argued, “would encourage traffickers to say: ‘I take your money to bring you to the European Union because you are guaranteed the right to make a request for asylum, with a very, very weak probability of being sent back’.”

    Austria currently holds the rotating EU presidency, which gives it the opportunity to chair meetings and set agendas as the bloc grapples to find a common migration policy.

    In the Austrian proposal, asylum requests would be made in refugee camps outside Europe to “a sort of mobile commission”, Kickl said.

    Only exiles from countries that directly border the European Union would be able to make their asylum requests on EU territory.

    The issue of migration and asylum rights in Europe has raised tensions among the 28 member states and will be on the agenda of a meeting of EU interior ministers on Thursday in Innsbruck.

    In the short term, Kickl hopes to propose to his colleagues to establish “return centres” in willing countries outside the EU, for people refused asylum who could not be immediately repatriated to their country of origin.

    The proposed changes to asylum rules have been developed in a draft document of the Austrian presidency dated earlier this month, which has been published in the press these last few days.

    The draft claims that among asylum seekers, “a lot of them are particularly drawn to ideologies that are hostile to freedom or which are prone to violence”.

    It proposes to grant asylum only to “those who respect the values of the EU and its rights and fundamental liberties”.”

  7. zero hedge – In Unprecedented Move, Rosenstein Asks 100s Of Prosecutors To Review SCOTUS Pick’s Records

    In a somewhat unprecedented move, Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein has asked the offices of all 93 U.S. attorneys to each provide up to three federal prosecutors to assist the Justice Department in reviewing government records of President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

    Even The New York Times admits this move is “an unusual insertion of politics into federal law enforcement.”

    While the Justice Department has helped work on previous Supreme Court nominations, department lawyers in Washington typically carry out that task, not prosecutors who pursue criminal investigations nationwide.

    Mr. Rosenstein’s email, which had the subject line “Personal Message to U.S. Attorneys From the Deputy A.G.,” included the sentence, “We need your help in connection with President Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to serve on the Supreme Court.”

    Former law enforcement officials told the Times that Rosenstein’s request is troubling.

    “It’s flat-out wrong to have career federal prosecutors engaged in a political process like the vetting of a Supreme Court nominee. It takes them away from the mission they’re supposed to be fulfilling, which is effective criminal justice enforcement,” Christopher Hunter, a former F.B.I. agent and federal prosecutor for almost 11 years, told the publication.

    But Michael Zubrensky, a former Justice Department lawyer who oversaw the agency’s Office of Legal Policy, said Kavanaugh’s long paper trail could be the reason for Rosenstein’s request.

    Sarah Isgur Flores, spokeswoman for the Department of Justice, told the Times that prosecutors have been used in the past to vet Supreme Court nominees. “[T]he scope of the production of executive branch documents we’ve been asked for is many, many times as large,” she said.

    Rosenstein also wrote that he would need the equivalent of 100 full-time attorneys to work on the nominee’s confirmation hearing.

    As The Hill notes, Kavanaugh previously worked for President George W. Bush’s administration, as well as for the investigation led by Kenneth Starr of former President Clinton. He left a lengthy paper trail that Democrats and outside groups opposed to his nomination are likely to search through for arguments against his confirmation.

    Rosenstein has faced pressure from congressional Republicans over his role in overseeing special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. Democrats have raised the Mueller probe in the context of Kavanaugh’s nomination, arguing that he should not be confirmed because he could end up making decisions on the probe itself.

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-07-11/unprecedented-move-rosenstein-asks-100s-prosecutors-review-scotus-picks-records

  8. Why water is a growing faultline between Turkey and Iraq

    Upstream projects will produce energy and jobs, but Iraq fears for livelihoods downstream

    They are from different generations, different countries, and live 1,100km apart. Yet the fates of Suleyman Agalday and Nashwa Nasr are intertwined by policies transforming the Tigris River that has irrigated their societies for centuries.

    Today, both are threatened with displacement. In south-east Turkey, Mr Agalday, 39, will see the ancient caves and rock formations of his hometown, Hasankeyf, flooded as the waters slowly rise because of his government’s controversial Ilisu dam. Engineers are due to start filling the reservoir this month. In the months ahead, homes, gardens and thousands of years of history will be submerged. 

    But the flooding of Mr Agalday’s home also threatens critical shortages for Ms Nasr’s southern Iraqi marshlands, which have long received the waters of Mesopotamia’s two great rivers, the Tigris and Euphrates, as they flowed down from the Turkish highlands. Like her ancestors, Ms Nasr raises water buffalo among the towering reeds. As a child, the waters were so high, she could lean out of her thatched house and scoop up water to drink.

    Now, even if the leathery 78-year-old could reach the water from her hut, it is too polluted to drink. Every day, she and her family agonise over whether to leave their home behind. “Everyone talks about migration, but where to?” she says. “All we know is raising buffalo. How would we survive? We’re looking for mercy from God. Here, water is mercy — and there is less and less of it.”

    The damming of the Tigris is a cultural tragedy, activists say, with potentially profound geopolitical repercussions. Compounded by climate change, it risks sparking displacement that could further destabilise both countries, their neighbours and, potentially, boost migration when Europe is desperately trying to curb the flow of new arrivals.

    more :

    https://www.ft.com/content/82ca2e3c-6369-11e8-90c2-9563a0613e56

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        • Could be, just about all of the nations in the Middle East are going to be involved in one of them.

          Could be? All of them are dehydrated pissholes. Their time of reckoning is swiftly arriving.

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