Reader’s Links for August 12, 2020

Each day at just after midnight Eastern, a post like this one is created for contributors and readers of this site to upload news links and video links on the issues that concern this site. Most notably, Islam and its effects on Classical Civilization, and various forms of leftism from Soviet era communism, to postmodernism and all the flavours of galloping statism and totalitarianism such as Nazism and Fascism which are increasingly snuffing out the classical liberalism which created our near, miraculous civilization the West has been building since the time of Socrates.

This document was written around the time this site was created, for those who wish to understand what this site is about. And while our understanding of the world and events has grown since then, the basic ideas remain sound and true to the purpose.

So please post all links, thoughts and ideas that you feel will benefit the readers of this site to the comments under this post each day. And thank you all for your contributions.

This is the new Samizdat. We must use it while we can.

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

85 Replies to “Reader’s Links for August 12, 2020”

  1. As leftists, progressives and ‘Democrats’ demand that police forces be de-funded, Joe Biden picks a top cop who locked up over 1500 people on marijuana charges and knowingly did not disclose exculpatory evidence in multiple cases…

    Yeah, this is not going over well. Kamala Harris is hated by the right, almost as much as she is despised by the left.

  2. Netherlands: Woman and infant child spat on by fighting-age foreign men

    Story from May. Tweet contains link to voiceofeurope website, which sadly was taken down. Article on this corona-spreading activity (the whole family had to go in quarantine) in Dutch:

    Also, “Youth” in Monnickendam threaten to spit in old-age pensioners’ faces, in order to give them corona. Article in Dutch:

  3. Story from May:
    Netherlands: Illegal migrant stabs woman riding a scooter in the neck
    Dutch police on Wednesday arrested a 24-year-old migrant for stabbing a woman in the neck as she rode her scooter down the street in Vlaardigen.

    It was 8 o’clock in the morning when police were alerted to the attack. Unfortunately, once police arrived at the scene of the crime the suspect was nowhere to be found. According to police, the victim was immediately treated by emergency services for “superficial” injuries but did not require hospitalization, Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf reports.

    Prior to the attack, the perpetrator – a migrant with no permanent residence – and the victim had never met each other.

    Surveillance footage obtained by police showed that the migrant had been lurking around a neighborhood not far from where the attack had taken place earlier the same morning. Around 7am the migrant was recorded walking around a residential area where he rang the doorbells at several houses.

    Once police were able to identify the attacker, a manhunt was launched. Shortly after, they were able to track down him down and make an arrest. At present, it’s still not clear why the migrant decided to attack the random victim. It’s possible that he’s not mentally well.

    According to a report from the Ministry of Justice and Security, the number of crimes committed by asylum seekers in the Netherlands in 2019 increased dramatically, up nearly 30 percent from the previous year. Incidents of fights, acts arson, and hunger strikes at asylum centers also so a 30 percent increase in 2019, compared to the previous year.

    Random acts of violence against passers-by have become shockingly common in the Netherlands. In April, an 18-year-old Dutch boy was stabbed to death by a Sudanese asylum seeker while he was cycling to work in the municipality of Oss. The two had never met each other prior to the incident.

    Less than a week earlier, a mother and her infant child were forced to undergo a mandatory 14 day quarantine after they were spat on by a pair of foreign men in the municipality of Enkhuizen.

  4. Turkey drew up plans to invade Greece and Armenia – secret documents
    It is believed that the plans were prepared as a contingency regarding developments in Syria, to maintain offensive and deterrence capabilities on the Western front while moving troops.
    Turkey developed a plan for a possible invasion of Greece named after an 11th century Turkish military commander, Nordic Monitor reported citing secret documents.
    The documents were part of a PowerPoint presentation that was supposedly planned by the Turkish general staff for internal planning review.
    Titled “TSK Çakabey Harekât Planlama Direktifi” (Turkish Armed Forces Çakabey Operation Planning Directive), the presentation was dated June 13, 2014. According to the Nordic Monitor report, this suggests the plan was likely updated and finalized after a review of some earlier draft, and that the plan could still be active.
    Also included in the same document were plans to invade Armenia, the operation in this case being titled “TSK Altay Harekât Planlama Direktifi,” which was dated August 15, 2000.
    The documents were exchanged by top general staff commanders via a secure internal email system, the news portal reported. They appear to have been accidentally leaked in a court case file in Ankara that prosecutor Serdar Co?kun submitted to the court as part of an investigation into the failed military coup against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an in July 2016.
    All of the general staff’s emails from the two months preceding the coup were seized by the prosecution.
    The general staff had panicked over the possible leaking of the classified documents and urged the court to allow the documents to be screened before being presented. It appears, however, that the prosecutors ignored these concerns, the Nordic Monitor reported.
    However, while the plans were named in the document, any specific details were omitted, likely being classified and therefore not shared through the network.
    It is believed that the plans were prepared as a contingency regarding developments in Syria, in order to maintain offensive and deterrence capabilities on the Western front while moving troops, according to Nordic Monitor.
    The inspiration for the operation’s name, Çaka Bey, better known as Chaka Bey and Tzachas, was a Seljuk Turk military commander and ruler of an independent state based in modern day Izmir. Chaka Bey was originally a commander in the service of the Byzantine Empire, but rebelled and began seizing power through conquest. At one point, he even declared himself Byzantine emperor.
    Chaka Bey is a much revered figure in Turkey, with the Turkish Naval Command listing him as the first Turkish admiral and founder of the first modern Turkish navy; there is even a statue of him in their museum in Istanbul, the Nordic Monitor reported.
    The revelations also come in the wake of renewed anti-Greek rhetoric on the part of the Erdo?an regime, which according to the report it has been scaling up since 2013, giving the example of a March 2019 announcement publicly supporting calls to convert the Hagia Sophia from a museum back into a mosque – which they announced as a response to US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Israeli sovereignty of the Golan Heights and east Jerusalem.
    The decision sparked backlash from Greece, with the building having had a long history as a Greek Orthodox cathedral before being converted into a mosque following Ottoman conquest of the city. It was converted into a museum in 1935.
    Greek Foreign Minister George Katrougalos criticized Erdo?an’s remarks at the time, saying: “Any questioning of this status is not just an insult to the sentiments of Christians, it is an insult to the international community and international law,” according the Middle East Eye.
    They also come amid Turkey’s attempts to increase its sphere of influence in the region, including its involvement in conflicts in Syria and Libya.

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