Reader’s Links for December 14, 2018

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    • All,

      If you have not watched the (unbelievably insightful – hat tip: EB) four minute video posted by Diana West, please do so now:

      Admiral James A. “Ace” Lyons (1927-2018), RIP

      This is MANDATORY VIEWING as it reveals the hesitation (or outright foot-dragging) by administrations of ALL STRIPES, back when America could have crushed Iranian Political Islam like the cockroach it is.

      SIDEBAR: My only explanation for Caspar Weinberger’s reluctance about retaliating is summed up in two words: TRILATERAL COMMISSION. Only a proto-globalist would would have nixed the simple task (back in 1980) of appropriating Kharg Island (Iran’s petroleum aorta)—admittedly, a move that would have not-so-slightly rattled the world’s economy.

      As Ronald Reagan (whom I met personally) noted: I don’t believe that the Trilateral Commission is a conspiratorial group, but I do think its interests are devoted to international banking, multinational corporations, and so forth. I don’t think that any Administration of the U.S. Government should have the top nineteen positions filled by people from any one group or organization representing one viewpoint. No, I would go in a different direction.

      Using pure 20-20 hindsight, imagine having a semi-permanent foothold just 16 miles (25 km) offshore of Iran’s Bushehr Province. The now-operational Bushehr Nuclear Complex might not ever have come into existence. This represents just one of, “many opportunities to change the course of history”, we’ve lost due to White House command decision-making being influenced by supra-national interests.

      To continue, Lyons got it exactly right when said that such a move would cut Iran, “off at the knees”. Tehran’s (and Qom’s) version of “Political Islam remains one of the most poisonous there is.

      As in: Iranian pawns like Hezbollah—with its barracks-bombing spinoff, Lebanon’s Islamic Jihad Organization, whose 1983 terrorist attack killed 220 US Marines, 18 sailors and 3 soldiers among the 307 fatalities. The Marines’ largest single-day loss of life since Iwo Jima—along with similarly genocidal and Anti-American Hamas, typify the murderous hyper-corruption of all involved.

      NOTE: Although a bit lengthy, John David Lewis’s, ““No Substitute for Victory”: The Defeat of Islamic Totalitarianism is the most explanatory and well-written treatment of why, even today, smashing Iran remains such a high priority and, conversely, why 0bama’s past enrichment of coddling of Tehran was so treasonously criminal.

      Again, Lyons got it exactly right and anyone who goes forward without sampling his short and spectacular insider’s perspective leaves themselves unarmed in the coming battle. Those who truly pull the strings of power sit nowhere near the Oval Office and Lyons (however obliquely) could not have made that more clear.

      Rest In Peace, Admiral James A. “Ace” Lyons.

    • A lion in the forest falls
      Birds aflutter in the trees
      The sun has set
      His task well met
      Unfailing, yet the daylight palls

      Faint traces of his mighty roar
      Still echo from a barren hill
      Where he surveilled
      A realm now paled
      With Lyons gone like few before

  1. Another gang rape: 15-year-old schoolgirl raped by several Afghans in a German refugee shelter.+++
    A 15-year-old schoolgirl is said to have been sexually assaulted by several men in a refugee accommodation in Augsburg. Five Afghans were arrested. According to the police and public prosecutor’s office, investigators had examined DNA samples of several residents of the accommodation and another refugee shelter in the Bavarian town of Friedberg to solve the case. On Thursday, the public prosecutor’s office announced, according to Munich’s Merkur, that five Afghans are now in remand.In July of this year, the 15-year-old schoolgirl is said to have visited a two-year older Afghan in the shelter and consumed marijuana with him. Later she was found helpless by passers-by in the city and taken to the children’s hospital. According to the police, she had a ” mental blackout “. A medical examination revealed the suspicion of sexual abuse.The 17-year-old Afghan and a 20-year-old compatriot have already been in custody for several months. After the DNA series, three more Afghans between the ages of 18 and 20 were added. This brings the number of possible rapists to five. However, the investigation has not yet been completed.According to the newspaper Augsburger Allgemeine, the 15-year-old schoolgirl is said to have been the victim of rape in another case. However, the investigators are still silent about the details. This also helps to protect the girl, a police spokesman said at the request of the daily Augsburger Allgemeine Zeitung.
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  2. Finland Considers Expelling Migrant Sex Offenders as Grooming Gang Busted (sputniknews, Dec 14, 2018)

    “The recent grooming scandal in northern Finland involving migrant gangs has spurred a debate on harsher penalties for non-Finnish sex criminals, with the Interior Ministry proposing a crackdown referring to the “Finnish sense of justice”.

    Finnish Interior Minister Kai Mykkänen from the National Coalition Party has suggested that immigrants and asylum seekers in Finland who commit sexual assault should be deported and/or have their citizenship revoked, national broadcaster Yle reported.

    Mykkänen stressed that what he called the “Finnish sense of justice” would easily accommodate the idea of deporting sex offenders. According to the centre-right minister, tougher punishments could have prevented at least some of the sexual assaults that have occurred in recent years.

    “Foreigners need to get the message that if you commit aggravated sexual crimes, you will be deported”, Mykkänen told Yle. According to him, stripping someone of their citizenship may become a necessity under certain circumstances.

    The Parliament’s Administration Committee and Constitutional Law Committee have both been asked to explore the possibility of interpreting international treaties in a way to label aggravated sex crimes as “attack on the fundamental values of Finland”, according to Mykkänen. At present, a proposal to strip individuals committing acts of terrorism or treason from Finnish citizenship is already in the works. However, as of today, it doesn’t cover sexual offences.

    Pekka Nuutinen of the Finnish Immigration Service (Migri) gave the thumbs up to Mykkänen’s idea, suggesting that more severe ramifications would act as a deterrent for asylum seekers and immigrants.

    “Harder sanctions down to deportation could have a preventative effect”, Nuutinen said, citing a spate of sexual offences against minors that was uncovered in the northern Finnish city of Oulu in early December, triggering harsh condemnation from Finland’s leading officials, including Prime Minister Juha Sipilä and President Sauli Niinistö.

    The alleged members of the grooming gang, arrested on suspicion of brutally raping and sexually assaulting girls as young as ten, were reported to be quota refugees or asylum seekers from the Middle East. Nuutinen stressed that the criminal actions of those seeking asylum in Finland cannot be blamed on “lack of information” or “ignorance”.

    “Migri has sought to educate asylum seekers on Finnish legislation and the definition of sexual assault in Finland. I believe offenders such as these are aware they are doing something illegal”, Nuutinen said.

    However, as Finland remains firmly committed to eradicating statelessness, the proposal, if enacted, would only target criminals who hold another citizenship alongside their Finnish citizenship, thus considerably narrowing down the choice.

    Earlier this year, the news outlet Ålands Nyheter reported that non-Finnish and non-Scandinavian men are eight times more likely to commit rape than their local counterparts. While only one person in fourteen on the Finnish archipelago is of non-Scandinavian descent, their proportion among those convicted of rape is a staggering 38 percent, Ålands Nyheter wrote, having studied verdicts from Åland courts from the “

    • While only one person in fourteen on the Finnish archipelago is of non-Scandinavian descent [i.e., “immigrants”], their proportion among those convicted of rape is a staggering 38 percent…

      Regardless of precise numbers, this is a formula being reflected all across Europe.

      That similarly disproportionate rape statistics—related to one specific demographic group—also pertain here in America is not just a judicial disgrace but a prime example of legacy media’s refusal to let anything, no matter how injurious or malevolent, contradict The Narrative™.

  3. 3 women stabbed in German city, unclear if attacks linked (abcnews, Dec 14, 2018)

    “German police say three women have been stabbed and wounded in the city of Nuremberg, and they are investigating whether the incidents are connected.

    There was no immediate word on what weapon was used. Police said there was no indication of any link to terrorism.

    The stabbings took place in the city’s St. Johannis district Thursday evening. The first victim, a 56-year-old, required surgery after a man attacked her on the street and fled.

    The other two attacks took place in quick succession about 3 ½ hours later. A 26-year-old and then a 34-year-old sustained life-threatening injuries. Police said early Friday that they couldn’t rule out the same person having carried out all three attacks.”

    • Investigation After Three Women Stabbed in Four Hours in German City (breitbart, Dec 14, 2018)

      “German police say three women have been stabbed and wounded in the city of Nuremberg, and they are investigating whether the incidents are connected.
      There was no immediate word on what weapon was used. Police said there was no indication of any link to terrorism.

      The stabbings took place in the city’s St. Johannis district Thursday evening. The first victim, a 56-year-old, required surgery after a man attacked her on the street and fled.

      The other two attacks took place in quick succession about 3 ½ hours later. A 26-year-old and then a 34-year-old sustained life-threatening injuries. Police said early Friday that they couldn’t rule out the same person having carried out all three attacks.”

    • German police say three women have been stabbed and wounded in the city of Nuremberg…

      How curious. Stabbings are happening right in the vicinity of where previous trials were held for crimes against humanity. Not a whit of irony to be found there … nosiree, Bob. P’raps—if all goes well after the EU’s collapse—that Marxist claque of Limousine-borne political trollops and lickspittles will find their way into the same dock (for many of the same reasons, no less – Antisemitic genocide, anyone?).

      The Spandau Treatment® doled out to a Nazi monster like Rudolf Hess would be far too good for this criminal syndicate of mincing, Champagne-sodden, amateur Social Engineers.

  4. Dutch suspect to be arraigned in slaying of US student (abcnews, Dec 14, 2018)

    “An American student living in the Dutch port city of Rotterdam has been stabbed to death in her apartment and police are preparing to arraign a man suspected in the slaying.

    Police spokeswoman Miriam Boers confirmed Friday that the victim was 21-year-old Sarah Papenheim.

    Boers declined to confirm reports in local media that she was a psychology student from Minnesota studying at Rotterdam’s Erasmus University.

    Rotterdam police say in a statement that she died Wednesday after a stabbing incident in her home near the university.

    The 23-year-old suspect, whose name hasn’t been released, was arrested the same day at the railway station in the southern city of Eindhoven. Boers says he will be arraigned soon at a behind-closed-doors hearing before an investigating judge.”

    • Rotterdam is not the safest city, you have to take be careful when you live there. I wonder if the victim was brainwashed by this kind of rhetoric:

  5. Seven People Linked to Suspected Strasbourg Shooter in Custody – Prosecutor (sputniknews, Dec 14, 2018)

    “Seven people closely linked to Cherif Chekatt, the suspected attacker in the Strasbourg Christmas market shooting, have been taken into custody, Paris prosecutor Remy Heitz said.

    “At the moment, seven people are in custody. Four members of his [Chekatt’s] family were detained on Tuesday and Wednesday. And three people from his inner circle were taken into custody yesterday morning and tonight,” Heitz told a press conference.

    He stressed that the investigation into this case would be continued to find possible accomplices of the criminal…”

  6. ‘Daring’ Boys, ‘Caring’ Girls Banned from UK Ads in ‘Harmful Stereotypes’ Crackdown (breitbart, Dec 14, 2018)

    “Adverts showing a housewife looking after the family will be banned from next year in an industry-wide crackdown on “harmful stereotypes” which researchers allege contribute to “real-world gender inequalities”.

    The Committees of Advertising Practice (CAP), which creates and maintains advertising codes in Britain, on Friday published guidance on depicting gender stereotypes ahead of new rules coming into force in June 2019.

    “An ad that depicts a man being adventurous juxtaposed with a woman being delicate or dainty is likely to be unacceptable,” states the guidance, which claims that gender stereotypes can lower viewers’ self-esteem and “limit their aspirations and ability to progress in key aspects of their personal and professional lives with harmful consequences for them and for society as a whole”.

    Adverts which depict a boy as “daring” and a girl as “caring” are similarly “likely to be problematic”, as well as promotions showing men as being more capable at DIY or parking a car and women excelling at childcare or cleaning, according to the document.

    Men being useless at domestic tasks such as changing a nappy will also be unacceptable, reports The Guardian.

    While warning that “the use of humour or banter is unlikely to mitigate against the types of harm or serious or widespread offence identified in this guidance”, the watchdog stressed that companies would be allowed to mock gender stereotypes in a way that would encourage societal change…”

    • Men being useless at domestic tasks such as changing a nappy will also be unacceptable, reports The Guardian.

      Oh! Well then, that makes everything better. It most certainly counterbalances all of the other sewer clogging, Politically Correct, and androgynous-minded dogma bull-pucky which preceded that little tidbit. Even if it’s just another scant morsel of contrived victory being tossed at men who might still possess sufficient scrotal endowment to object.

  7. Official: Offensive against Taliban kills at least 20 (abcnews, Dec 14, 2018)

    “An Afghan official says an assault on Taliban positions in northeastern Afghanistan’s Kunar province, which included U.S .air strikes, killed at least 20 insurgents, contradicting Taliban claims of civilian casualties. In southern Helmand province, a U.S. drone strike killed four suspected insurgents.

    Sakhi Mushwani, a Parliamentarian from Kunar province, said several civilians were injured in the attack late on Thursday.

    U.S. military spokesman Sgt. 1st class Debra Richardson said U.S. strikes were requested by the Afghan National Security Forces, who led the Kunar offensive. They were accompanied by a handful of U.S. soldiers acting in an advisory capacity. Taliban said 60 civilians were killed in the airstrike but they often exaggerate their claims.

    Richardson said both incidents are being investigated, adding that all claims of civilian casualties are taken seriously.”

  8. Philippines: 66 alleged militants convicted in kidnappings (abcnews, Dec 14, 2018)

    “A Philippine court on Friday found 66 alleged members of the Abu Sayyaf guilty of kidnapping dozens of students, teachers and a Catholic priest in the south in 2000, in the largest single conviction involving the brutal Muslim militant group.

    The Regional Trial Court branch 261 acquitted for lack of evidence 20 other people who have languished in jail for a number of years while insisting they were innocent in the brazen March 2000 kidnappings of 52 people, mostly young students at two schools on Basilan island.

    Two kidnapped teachers were beheaded and a priest died while in Abu Sayyaf custody. The other hostages were rescued or freed after local officials negotiated for their release a few days after they were kidnapped en masse from the schools in the villages of Tumahubong and Sinangkapan.

    The Abu Sayyaf — or Bearer of the Sword — has been listed as a terrorist group by the U.S. It was founded around the early 1990s in poor, predominantly Muslim Basilan province. An unwieldy collection of Islamic preachers and outlaws, it vowed to wage jihad, or holy war, but lost its key leaders early in combat, sending it on a violent path of extremism and criminality.

    One of its top commanders, Isnilon Hapilon, helped lead a siege of southern Marawi city by Islamic State group-aligned militants in May last year which left more than 1,000 people dead, mostly militants, including Hapilon. Hundreds of thousands of villagers were displaced. Troops backed by U.S. and Australian spy planes quelled the siege after five months.

    Today, the Abu Sayyaf has degenerated into a few loose factions with a few hundred ragtag fighters and no central leader in Basilan and outlying islands. But it remains resilient and violent, engaging in ransom kidnappings and extortion that have allowed it to survive without extensive backing from foreign extremist groups.

    Senior State Prosecutor Peter Ong said some innocent suspects were arrested but only two were freed by the court a few years ago after he and other prosecutors took steps to secure their release before the trial ended.

    “The persistence and determination of the court to give justice to the victims and those who were wrongfully arrested led to this decision, although it took more than one and a half decades to happen,” said Ong, one of several prosecutors who handled the case.

    Nearly 100 people were charged in the Basilan kidnappings. An Associated Press investigation in 2014 that included interviews with prosecutors and key witnesses showed dozens of people were detained despite a lack of evidence against them.

    An Abu Sayyaf commander, Abu Gandhie, who took part in the planning but was captured and later turned state witness, told the AP at the time that more than 40 militants took part in the mass kidnappings, including more than 10 who were later killed in clashes with troops. When he testified in court, he identified only 12 of the dozens of men who were charged as among those who actually took part in the abductions.

    Mistakes are a concern in the Philippines’ slow and overburdened law enforcement and criminal justice system, which has a backlog of thousands of cases and is tainted by corruption allegations.

    In far-flung Muslim regions in the south, those frailties are compounded by conditions such as a lack of birth certificates and other identification papers for poor villagers, hampering the accurate identification of suspects. With spotty intelligence, government forces have often relied on civilian informants, some with questionable backgrounds, human rights advocates say.”

    • As always, Chris Chappell nails it.

      In this particular case it’s difficult to avoid the perception that Communist China is holding Canada (and its citizens abroad) as a hostage-by-proxy amidst the Trump administration’s trade war.

      Where the Great Chess Game becomes almost too subtle for prediction is well-demonstrated by Trump allowing Beijing to nurse its own nagging doubts as to whether America’s Deep State initiated this classic Mexican Standoff or the President himself.

      This is no small matter as the notoriously Liberal Deep State cannot possibly afford to lose sight of retaining its blue collar vote—even as it awkwardly wrestles with accommodating the increasingly difficult-to-defend practices of Communist China.

      A list of Beijing’s reprehensible activities might include such indelicate matters as: Live organ harvesting, job theft, oppression of Falun Gong – Falun Dafa, causing near-irreversible environmental damage that affects the entire planet, genetic ruination of their own population, destruction of national patrimony, setting and running a foreign debt trapline, OBOR, plus the other usual, paradisaical Socialist benisons that are always beyond number. Oh, and then there’s every Leftist’s pet peeve, TIBET.

      Despite all the bluffing and ace-palming going on, it would be a disservice to label these ploys as mere poker tactics.That is because card-play implies chance and there’s little being left to chance—or the imagination for that matter—as this bareknuckle trade brawl spills out onto the North American sidewalk.

      Canada’s humiliating terms of bail—be it the ankle bracelet, property pledges by co-conspirators friends, or even just her temporary imprisonment—each one of them represents a tremendous loss of loss of face for Meng Wanzhou and her Huawei-founding father, Ren Zhengfei.

      Being served up with a triple-decker Legal Club Sandwich™—where the word “Club” carries some actual weight (so to speak)—isn’t just thrice the shame, this entire mortifying scandal is orders of magnitude beyond mere threefold disgrace.

      Somewhere in all of this bureaucratic snarl, it’s a dead cert that Meng’s passport has been confiscated as well. Why Chappell didn’t pounce on that little reportorial scrap is odd given how—one way or another, seized papers or not—Meng’s access to immense wealth provides her with an unparalleled ability to flee prosecution.

      • He touched on a lot, but he did ignore the passport. He might have thought that that wasn’t important. You will notice how the buried the report on organ harvesting from prisoners of conscience and probably from the Uighurs that are being held in re-education camps.

        He did ask for suggestions for shows (I think it was him) you can always leave a comment.

  9. Bomb threats sent out across Ba

    It was clumsy and apparently unbacked by real explosives, but a bomb threat emailed to hundreds of businesses, schools and government agencies around the Bay Area and the rest of the country Thursday sent police and first responders scrambling for several hours.
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    Reports of the threats first came in to the San Francisco Police Department around 10 a.m., officials said, sending officers to “numerous locations” around the city. Soon similar worried calls were rolling in to other police departments in multiple Bay Area cities, including Oakland and Santa Rosa.

    By noon, it was clear that the same threat — written in the stilted fashion of Nigerian prince hoaxes of years past, and demanding bitcoin payments to prevent bombs from exploding — had been received all over the nation, from Atlanta and Alaska to New York. It also became clear that there was a strong likelihood there were no bombs.

  10. Drone shatters passenger jet’s nosecone & radar during landing

    A drone has collided with a passenger airplane in Mexico, mauling its nosecone and radome as the jet was attempting to land in Tijuana, Mexico. The crew had to request assistance to land the crippled aircraft.

    An Aeromexico Boeing 737-800 collided with the remote-controlled craft while approaching the airport for landing on Wednesday, according to reports on social media which were later confirmed by the airline.

    Richard: Was this an attempted terror attack or an accident?

    • It could be an attack, but I think an accident is more likely.
      Unfortunately, many clueless or irresponsible people fly drones near airports or low-flying aircraft. They often don’t even realize what they’re doing.

      What’s also been going on for years is people shining at cockpits with laser pens. If not malicious then it’s beyond stupid.

  11. Hundreds of journalists jailed globally becomes the new normal

    For the third year in a row, 251 or more journalists are jailed around the world, suggesting the authoritarian approach to critical news coverage is more than a temporary spike. China, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia imprisoned more journalists than last year, and Turkey remained the world’s worst jailer. A CPJ special report by Elana Beiser

  12. Venezuela’s El Nacional newspaper to cease print edition

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela’s last nationally circulated, anti-government newspaper will stop publishing its print edition amid unrelenting government pressure and paper shortages, editors said Thursday.

    El Nacional’s final edition will run Friday after 75 years in print. It will become an exclusively online publication.

    Upon learning of the changes to come, editors and reporters in the Caracas newsroom said they were undaunted, ready to press ahead and continue bringing critical news to readers.

  13. Richard: I think they mean freedom loving patriots not far right.

    Rightwing Venezuelan exiles hope Bolsonaro will help rid them of Maduro

    Some believe the rise of Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil’s next president, makes a US-led military intervention in Venezuela more likely

    enezuelan dissident Roderick Navarro remembers shedding tears of joy when the far-right firebrand Jair Bolsonaro was confirmed as Brazil’s next president.

    “It was the first time in so long that I felt the real possibility of going back to my home,” says the rightwing activist exiled to Brazil since fleeing his country last year.

    Bolsonaro, who takes power on 1 January, is famed for his loathing for Venezuela’s leader, Nicolás Maduro, and the “despicable and murderous ideology” he believes Maduro represents. Last year Bolsonaro vowed to “do whatever is possible to see that government deposed” – a pledge that delighted anti-Maduro agitators such as Navarro.

    Members of Brazil’s incoming administration have softened that discourse since Bolsonaro’s stunning October triumph. “It’s the Venezuelans who must solve the Venezuelans’ problems,” his vice-president, Hamilton Mourão, told the magazine Piauí recently.

    Even so, there are those – including within Maduro’s own ranks – who believe Bolsonaro’s rise makes a US-led military intervention to dethrone Venezuela’s president more likely.

  14. Richard: This is going to be the next move to castrate all European males.

    UK advertising watchdog to crack down on sexist stereotypes

    Ads will no longer be allowed to depict men and women in gender-stereotypical roles

    (picture of a woman in a yellow bikini)

    Adverts showing a woman struggling to park a car or a man refusing to do housework while his wife cooks dinner will be banned from next year as part of an industry-wide crackdown on sexist stereotypes.

    Under the new rules, British companies will no longer be able to create promotions that depict men and women engaged in gender-stereotypical activities, amid fears that such depictions are contributing to pay inequality and causing psychological harm.

    Adverts will no longer be able to show a person failing to achieve a task specifically because of their gender, such as a man unable to change a nappy or a woman unable to do DIY.

  15. Paris police bracing for more violent protests

    ARIS (AP) — Anticipating a fifth straight weekend of violent protests, Paris’ police chief said Friday that armored vehicles and thousands of officers will be deployed again in the French capital this weekend.

    Michel Delpuech told RTL radio that security services intend to deploy the same numbers and strength as last weekend, with about 8,000 officers and 14 armored vehicles again in Paris.

    Delpuech said the biggest difference will be the deployment of more groups of patrol officers to catch vandals, who last weekend roamed streets around the Champs Elysees, causing damage and looting. Police arrested more than 1,000 people in Paris last weekend and 135 people were injured, including 17 police officers

    A sixth “yellow vest” protester was killed this week, hit by a truck at a protest roadblock. Despite calls from authorities urging protesters — who wear the fluorescent safety vests that France requires drivers to keep in their cars — to stop the protests, the movement rocking the country has showed no signs of abating.

    “Last week, we pretty much handled the yellow vests but we also witnessed scenes of breakage and looting by criminals,” Delpuech said. “Our goal will be to better control this aspect.”

    • “”Our problem is not “Islamophobia”, but Islamophilia. It is this uncritical, uninformed, absolute defense of Islam by Western elites after 9/11 that I refer to as Islamgate. It’s a scandal for the ages that few involved would ever admit to being part of. Our altruistic concern for the future and well being of the Muslim world has come at the expense of American lives and treasure. We’ve placed the well being of “The Muslim World” above our own self-defense. We’ve placed today’s Big Lie, “Islam means peace”, above the truth we need to act on. We’ve placed the lives of Muslim civilians above the lives of our soldiers, placing them in absolutely unnecessary danger in order to protect innocent (or even guilty) civilians. Our Rules of Engagement might as well be renamed the Golden Rules of Engagement, as our soldiers have been forced to treat the enemy the way we’d like to be treated. And the enemy takes full advantage of that, as they do of all of the policies our sanctimonious politicians have concocted. We need to shift the focus onto our own well-being at the enemy’s expense for a change.

      • We need to shift the focus onto our own well-being at the enemy’s expense for a change.

        Victory cry or epitaph? Floor wax or dessert topping?

        When this becomes boilerplate federal policy and Muslims hesitate to immigrate, instead encouraging their fellow believers to return home (before something really awful happens) only then will Islam’s ummah have the faintest hope of surviving avoiding what is, otherwise, inevitable annihilation.

        If it isn’t at the hands of America or Europe, then India, Israel, Russia, and Red China all stand ready to fulfill Islam’s hideous death wish destiny.

  16. Analysis: In democracies’ political chaos, new model emerges

    LONDON (AP) — Bickering in the Oval Office. Shouting at the Houses of Parliament. Rioting on the Champs-Elysees.

    It’s a chaotic moment for the countries that have long underpinned the global order, a time of instability for the balance of power that has reigned for decades.

    Across the world, people are questioning truths they had long held to be self-evident, and they are dismissing some of them as fake news. They are replacing traditions they had long seen as immutable with haphazard reinvention.

    Richard: This is explaining the current mess from the left wing self proclaimed elite’s viewpoint. Everything is the fault of the people not being willing to let the politicians run the country the way they think best. We are supposedly panicking because we are afraid of change instead of being afraid of having all of our freedom taken by the Marxist who are trying to create a one world socialist government. The article starts off good but falls back on the leftist BS.

    • Putin Acolytes Want to Bring Back the Monarchy

      All of this is a crude attempt at obtaining Divine Authorization by swaddling it the myth of religious monarchical validation. Pre-revolution nostalgia at best.

        • … he may want to pass that power down to his kids.

          Ah, yes. Nothing says, “avant-garde politics” like Dynastic Communism (if you can even wrap your mind around that concept). After all, just look at how well it’s working for North Korea. Then recall that Putin’s lust for power far exceeds that of all the Nork Kims (living or dead) put together.

  17. Clinton Foundation whistleblowers refuse to hand over crucial documents

    House Oversight Committee Chairman Mark Meadows is slamming two Clinton Foundation whistleblowers for refusing to share crucial documents with lawmakers.

    On Thursday, John Moynihan and Larry Doyle rejected Meadows request to turn over 6,000 pages of evidence, which could implicate the Clinton Foundation in a pay-to-play scheme. However, the whistleblowers did agree to answer the committee’s questions about the information contained in those documents.

    They explained how the Clinton Foundation’s revenues hit an all-time low after Hillary lost the 2016 presidential election.

  18. Next up for Rep. Al Green: A move to impeach Trump for ‘bigotry’
    By Ben Bowles December 14, 2018

    omeone has evidently been boning up on the law. Yes, we mean you, Rep. Al Green (D-Texas). Green, who declared on PBS’s “Democracy Now!” in August that “the president does not have to commit a crime to be impeached,” has apparently since learned that presumption is not true.

    Unfortunately, the congressman is still not ready for prime time, having implied on the House floor that he plans to bring articles of impeachment against President Trump on the grounds of bigotry. In the video of his remarks, which follows, he states:

    • Shopworn? Trite? Threadbare? No matter how tattered, frayed or dogeared constant overuse has rendered it, professional victims like Al Green will always succumb to the siren song of artifice—especially if there’s an iota of self-delegated moral authority that can be clutched at—by playing The Race Card™.

  19. What matters about Russian Maria Butina pleading guilty to a conspiracy count
    By J.E. Dyer December 14, 2018

    On 13 December, Russian Maria Butina pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy in a deal with federal prosecutors. Butina is the NRA groupie who was arrested, basically, for being Russian while hanging out with the NRA. She pleaded to conspiring to “influence U.S. politics,” after initially entering a plea of not guilty following her arrest in July 2018.

    This account of Ms. Butina’s prophetic prowess is a thigh-slapper, retailed with — apparently — a straight face.

    Richard: The big take away from this one is that Putin is pulling her strings and that her plea isdesigned to damage Trump and the US. The second take away is that the charges are Third World type charges by a group who are working to destroy the rule of law and establish a one party government and nation. Things are entering into the very scary region and are expected tog get worse.

  20. Comey: He wouldn’t have tried an FBI ambush like Flynn’s with a different administration
    By J.E. Dyer December 14, 2018

    Former FBI Director James Comey sat down for an informal interview with MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace on Sunday night (9 December) at the 92nd Street Y in New York City, and said some remarkable things. (Video below.) One of them was that, with another administration, he wouldn’t have tried the ambush interview of Michael Flynn for which Agents Strzok and Pientka were dispatched on 24 January 2017.

    Thing 1

    It’s not clear if he would try something similar with the Trump administration now. In the exchange with Wallace, Comey seemed to be trying to score a point – something about the Trump administration not having enough “process” – while also congratulating himself for catching a new presidential team unawares. Perhaps Team Trump has more process now, in which case the passage about lack of it is cheap, throw-away rhetoric.

    The whole Flynn-interview interlude starts at the 12:50 mark. A transcript of the relevant passage is below (it starts at 14:33). Underlining added.

  21. Uyghur Cleric: The Chinese Are Genocidal by Nature, Worse Than Hitler

    Sheikh Mahmoud Muhammad of the Islamic Scholars Association of Turkestan said that China’s goal is to “Chinese-ify” the people of Turkestan and to forcibly uproot them from their religion, culture, and language.

    He claimed that even Hitler did not do such things to the Jews, and that the Chinese are genocidal by nature.

    He said that the Chinese have such a barbaric mentality that they burn animals and eat them alive, and that this barbaric mentality is twice as extreme when it comes to Muslims.

    Sheikh Muhammad was interviewed on Channel 9 TV (Turkey) on December 6, 2018.

  22. DAILY MAIL – British yellow vest protests spread as pro-Brexit campaigners block traffic by occupying Tower, Westminster and Waterloo bridges in central London

    About 60 people wearing yellow vests blocked three main London bridges today
    Demonstrations come as Theresa May holds crunch talks with the EU in Brussels
    Small protest started at Westminster Bridge before moving to Downing Street
    Protests then moved on to Tower Bridge, the Royal Courts and Waterloo Bridge

  23. USSR action in the US alert

    VA Whistleblower Visited By FBI, Sent To Psych Ward, Set To Be Terminated From Job

    Editor’s note: This article originally stated that Fox “tweeted the memes out starting in March 2018 and continued until May 2018.” It has since been corrected to say Fox stopped tweeting after the FBI visited her. The article also incorrectly stated that Fox “insisted on moving forward even after being told by multiple managers to let it go,” which has since been corrected to say, “Fox said that although she was encouraged by superiors to continue reporting after she came forward, she said the VA refused to do a formal investigation, and then, the VA began investigating her.” The Daily Caller apologizes for these mistakes.

    A Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) whistleblower said she is living in her own real-life Twilight Zone.

    Jamie Fox is currently a social worker at the San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC). Since late October, she’s been visited by federal agents who told her that the memes she had shared on Twitter months ago suddenly made her dangerous.

    Fox was involuntarily committed to a psych ward hours after these agents visited her home. Even though she has since been released, her Second Amendment rights have been terminated, and now she is on leave from work and being investigated.

    “I feel violated,” Fox said of the entire affair. “[The VA] know[s] my vulnerabilities, and they use them against me.”

  24. The man who demanded $50,000 for each Honduran returning home plans a liberation movement

    Alfonso Guerrero Ulloa, the unofficial spokesperson of a group of Honduran migrants who caused an uproar by suggesting the U.S. pay $50,000 to each person who returns home, hasn’t set foot in Honduras in more than three decades.

    He left his birthplace in 1987, after being accused of planting a bomb in a Chinese restaurant that injured six U.S. soldiers in Honduras. Guerrero claimed the charges were false and, despite protests from the U.S. government, Mexico offered him political asylum.

    Guerrero, 54, has spent the last 31 years living a quiet life in Mexico City. Until recently, he earned a living selling bracelets, earrings and necklaces.

    But it hasn’t amounted to much. Guerrero says he has $10 to his name and does not have a bank account.

    His quiet life changed on Nov. 4, when he joined a caravan of Central Americans migrants heading north to the United States. He caught up with the group in Córdoba, about 180 miles southeast of Mexico City.

  25. Third World Criminal Justice actions by the Dems.

    BREAKING: Trump Inauguration Spending Under Criminal Investigation by Feds

    New York federal prosecutors are now investigating Trump’s inauguration spending.

    Then-President elect Donald Trump received $107 million in donations to his inaugural committee and now the feds are launching a fishing expedition to see if the funds were misspent.

  26. Whistleblowers: Clinton Foundation Operated Outside Bounds of Non-Profit – Brokered Money and Pharmaceuticals (VIDEO)

    The House Oversight Subcommittee on Government Operations held a hearing on Capitol Hill Thursday on the Clinton Foundation.

    Mark Meadows (R-NC), the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, led the hearing Thursday — special prosecutor John Huber was a NO-SHOW.

  27. Hah-Hah! Trump Set Up Pelosi-Schumer — Surprised Them by Media Invite to Their Meeting — Body Language Expert

    On Tuesday President Trump met with Democrat leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer in the White House for a sitdown meeting.

    The two Democrats were surprised and uncomfortable when the room was opened up to the White House media.
    Body Language Ghost says their body language reveals this was a surprise.
    Trump set them up!

  28. Germany: Merkel to be Succeeded by “Mini-Merkel”

    by Soeren Kern
    December 14, 2018 at 5:00 am

    Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, a 56-year-old career politician committed to the status quo, has been chosen to succeed Chancellor Angela Merkel as leader of Germany’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU).

    Kramp-Karrenbauer — often referred to as “Mini-Merkel” or “Merkel 2.0” because many view her as Merkel’s clone — won by just 35 votes (517 to 482) in a second-round run-off against her main opponent, a conservative named Friedrich Merz, at a CDU conference in Hamburg on December 7. Kramp-Karrenbauer’s extremely narrow victory (51.7% to 48.2%) revealed a party split down the middle.

    Merz had pledged to pull the CDU back to its conservative roots, after two decades of leftward drift under Merkel’s leadership resulted in a mass defection of angry CDU voters to the anti-mass migration party, Alternative for Germany (AfD), now the third-largest in the German parliament.

    • Btw the spot on his forehead seems to be a scar, not a prayer bump. I noticed it was in an odd psot for a prayer bump, too high and off-centre.

      Still makes a great aiming point.

  29. Far-left extremists are raising money on Patreon to “inspire insurrection”.

    Patreon is back in the news following another round of what appears to be an ideological purge from their platform. In the last few days the accounts for Milo Yiannopoulos, Carl Benjamin (Sargon of Akkad), and James Allsup were all terminated. These individuals all have different belief systems and principals and have been vocal critics of each other but their common denominator is a very vocal critique of the far-left and their creeping authoritarianism.

  30. Greta Thunberg’s School Strike for the Climate

    In this Scientists Warning org sponsored program at COP-24 in Poland, 15-year-old Greta is inspiring kids all over the world to save their future from the rampant double-speak of their political leaders.

    Her one-woman School Strike for the Climate has become an international civil disobedience movement. This program is not to be missed.

    • Climate Strike: Heeding Call of Greta Thunberg, Polish Students Walk Out of Class

      Fifteen-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has called for a global climate strike today to protest inaction at the U.N. climate summit.

      Greta made international headlines after she refused to go to school in August and began a School Strike for Climate.

      Greta made the call for today’s strike in a video posted on Twitter.

      Democracy Now! is an independent global news hour that airs weekdays on nearly 1,400 TV and radio stations Monday through Friday.

    • School strike for climate – save the world by changing the rules | Greta Thunberg | TEDxStockholm

      Greta Thunberg realized at a young age the lapse in what several climate experts were saying and in the actions that were being taken in society.

      The difference was so drastic in her opinion that she decided to take matters into her own hands. Greta is a 15-year-old Stockholm native who lives at home with her parents and sister Beata.

      She’s a 9th grader in Stockholm who enjoys spending her spare time riding Icelandic horses, spending time with her families two dogs, Moses and Roxy.

      She love animals and has a passion for books and science.

      At a young age, she became interested in the environment and convinced her family to adopt a sustainable lifestyle.

      This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.

    • You Are Stealing Our Future: Greta Thunberg, 15, Condemns the World’s Inaction on Climate Change

      Fifteen-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg addressed the U.N. plenary last night in Katowice, Poland, condemning global inaction in the face of catastrophic climate change.

      • You Are Stealing Our Future

        As if any of you sanctimonious little scolds will even have enough brains to appreciate the future, much less actually shape it.

        It’s really true. Youth is wasted on the young.

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