Reader’s Links for September 16, 2020

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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.

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106 Replies to “Reader’s Links for September 16, 2020”

  1. And the Shite is overflowing the Sewer that is known as the “Rainbow Nation”, a Marxists Paradise.

    South Africa

    The Zuma oligarchy and state capture

    Former Company Secretary at Eskom, Suzanne Daniels, has shared with the State Capture Inquiry her intimate knowledge of the power and influence the Guptas once held over SA.
    Allegedly, Daniels was privy to some jaw-dropping exchanges between the billionaires and the company they kept – and she learned of their preference for Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.

  2. Why must a military coup be automatically deemed “far right”? There is more to far right than military occupation, after all. Social and economic policies are part of a government’s disposition, too. If, for instance, the present crop of disgruntled U.S. generals were to successfully overthrow PT in alliance with the Dems, it would hardly constitute a far right government with its collectivist ideology.

    http://thesaker.is/trump-vs-the-military-industrial-complex-military-coup-danger-escalates/

    • The left always blames everything they don’t like on the far right. If it was the Political Generals that Obama promoted leading the coup it would be called the Military supporting the “legitimate” political leaders.

    • The Saker is a Russian-funded, anti-American, antisemitic, HATE vehicle. Readers who know little to no history now learn enemy lies. They soak them up and ooze them out all over the ether.

      FDR was a communist.
      Read Diana West, American Betrayal. Get the facts and offset this enemy poison. Start at GoV archives:
      https://gatesofvienna.net/topical/diana-west/

      Kennedy was no martyred saint, just a princeling placed in office.. His Papa Joe – Irish mafia bootlegger, Democrat Party machine-politician – was FDR’s ambassador to the Court of St. James. He was spying for HITLER – while Britain was at hot war! Had to be quietly repatriated.

      Myriad conspiracy theories obscure the fact that Papa Joe had serious, fellow-mafiosi enemies. As well, he and his spawn continued to arm the terrorist Irish Republican Army, all the way to the end of “The Troubles”.

      The Kennedys blew off warnings – blood-feuds are enduring – against visible public careers. One down, then another, etc. Every generation dumber and just as arrogant.

      Teddy reached out to the KGB’s Yuri Andropov to do REAL collusion – against President Ronald Reagan, he the Soviet Union to get Andropov’s support. – Andropov !!

      Ted Kennedy And The KGB
      https://archives.frontpagemag.com/fpm/ted-kennedy-and-kgb-jamie-glazov/

      No more sugar-coated Kennedy BULL.
      :: End of Rant ::

  3. https://spencerfernando.com/2020/09/15/liberals-plotting-secret-internet-regulations-in-attack-on-free-expression/ “The more the corrupt establishment media and corrupt politicians lose power over the information battlefield, the more they try to silence our voices.” “A while back, Liberal heritage minister Steven Guilbeault said the Trudeau government would require news organizations to be licensed.

    The move caused a massive uproar, with Canadians rightfully pointing out that it was something often seen in fascist communist states.” “Guilbeault and the Liberals backtracked temporarily, as they often do when facing a huge backlash: Wait for the anger to die down and then re-implement the hated idea.

    And now, they are trying again.

    As first reported by Blacklock’s, the Liberals have already drafted legislation to ‘regulate legal internet content.’

    But they’re keeping it a secret.

    Anyone who wants to read it has to go through the Access to Information system, a system that has been rigged and corrupted by the Liberals to increasingly redact and often outright refuse to release information to the public.

    In effect, the Liberals are hiding it from the Canadian People:

    “Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault has drafted legislation to regulate legal internet content but will not release it to the public. Guilbeault’s department said anyone wanting to read a confidential discussion paper detailing the regulations should file a $5 Access To Information request: “It has not been shared publicly.””

    What are the Liberals hiding?

    We can already know what’s going on here.

    They are plotting an attack on free expression.

    It’s an extension of their massive funding boost for CBC and their corrupt media bailout.

    The Liberals and the elites are watching their power slowly evaporate, as people like you and me are able to share our opinions, build an audience, fight back against lies, and stand up for the truth.

    And so, rather than allow free expression, and rather than take a moment to ask why more and more people are trusting Independent Media over the establishment, they are seeking to use their power to control opposing voices, with the end goal of silencing us.

    There are already laws against spreading hate and calling for violence. The existing criminal code can deal with that.

    Thus, there is no need for new regulations on legal content.

    But this isn’t actually about laws.

    It’s about power.

    The Liberals and the establishment media still have a lot of power, and as they feel it slipping away they are seeking to abuse their power to destroy the competition.

    If we let that happen, democracy and free expression in Canada will be crushed.”

    • “There are already laws against spreading hate and calling for violence. The existing criminal code can deal with that.”

      Right, and when a Canadian complained to the Federal NDP member of Parliament in her area, about M-103, she was told by email, not to get caught up in the hysteria of the internet.

      I highly doubt many politicians have read the Qur’an or any other so-called Islamic scholars, but of course they no more than you or I. Just shut up and fall in line attitude will backfire soon.

      Enough is enough methinks.

  4. Firework bombings targeted Amsterdam home flying an LGBT flag
    https://nltimes.nl/2020/09/14/firework-bombings-targeted-amsterdam-home-flying-lgbt-flag
    A home in Amsterdam Oost twice had fireworks bombs explode in front of it over the weekend. Resident Jesper Raaijman believes that his home is being targeted because of the rainbow flag hanging from his balcony, he said to Het Parool.

    “I was sitting on my couch with my curtains open a little when I heard something fall on my balcony and someone running away,” the 35-year-old man said to the newspaper. “I went to see what was going on, and then saw a red flash. I realized I had to get away because the glass may shatter. That didn’t happen, but my flower box was blown up.”

    That was around 8:45 p.m. on Saturday. On Sunday at 8:15 p.m., another fireworks bomb exploded in front of Raaijman’s home, then on the ground floor.

    Raaijman is shaken. “I just hope it stays at that,” he said to the newspaper. He is also worried about the children who play in the area. They could get hurt if there are more attacks.

    He, with the rest of the Oostpoort neighborhood, hung rainbow flags to show solidarity with a gay couple in the area, whose rainbow flag was pelted with eggs in two incidents at the end of July. On August 19th, Raaijman’s home was also targeted. A friend looking after his house opened the balcony doors and had rotten eggs thrown at her.

  5. Al-Qaeda group issues threat against Geert Wilders: report
    https://nltimes.nl/2020/09/15/al-qaeda-group-issues-threat-geert-wilders-report
    Terrorist movement al-Qaeda recently threatened various persons and organizations, including Dutch far-right politician Geert Wilders, NOS reports based on a statement in the hands of French newspaper Le Monde. The statement was written by the Al-Qaeda on the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), and mentions Wilders by name, according to the broadcaster.

    The statement from AQAP, a Yemeni and Saudi branch of the militant group, consists of five pages in Arabic. “There is an appeal to carry out attacks on Charlie Hebdo, on the Dutch parliamentarian Geert Wilders and on Danish and Swedish cartoonists,” Le Monde reported. AQAP made a single specific reference to “the Dutch criminal named Geert Wilders”, a Le Monde journalist confirmed. The PVV leader is not further mentioned.

    “Terrible news,” Wilders said in a response. “I was already on their hit list, already have two fatwas from Pakistan and now another call for murder from al-Qaeda. Disgusting. This has cost me my freedom for 16 years, something that I would not wish on my worst enemy.”

    AQAP was also linked to an attack on Charlie Hebdo in 2015, shortly after the weekly published cartoons featuring the prophet Mohammed. Eleven people were killed in that attack.

    These days experts disagree on how much power and influence AQAP has. The movement is significantly weaker than in 2015, but the threat is not gone, according to NOS.

    French intelligence services consider it unlikely that AQAP can commit a well-organized attack from abroad at this stage. But they are concerned that calls like these may “inspire” people to carry out an attack in western countries, according to the broadcaster.

  6. Turkish Military Says Observation Post in Syria’s Idlib Province Attacked (sputniknews, Sep 16, 2020)
    https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/202009161080475641-turkish-military-says-observation-post-in-syria-attacked/

    “Idlib province is presently home to the largest concentration of jihadist militants in Syria; tens of thousands of fighters and members of their families were moved to the area in a deal with Damascus following the Syrian Army’s liberation of wide swathes of territory between 2015 and 2018.

    Groups of pro-Syrian government ‘civilian-looking groups’ approached multiple observation posts maintained by Turkey in Syria’s Idlib and attacked one of them, the Turkish Defence Ministry has announced via Twitter.

    “Civilian-looking groups directed by the Assad regime approached observation posts 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 in the Idlib de-escalation zone and attacked observation post 7, dispersing after measures were taken,” the MoD wrote.

    The defence ministry did not specify what “measures” were taken. No damage to the observation post was reported.

    Photos taken by a Sputnik Arabic correspondent at the scene outside one of the posts show demonstrators gathering, with some hoisting Syrian and Palestinian flags and portraits of Syrian President Bashar Assad at the post’s large black gate.

    Earlier, unauthenticated footage purportedly taken from one of the protests showed demonstrators gathered outside one of the posts, shouting at Turkish forces on the other side of the barrier near the village of Sarman, southern Idlib. A second video shows protesters being dispersed with tear gas…”

  7. Indian Soldier Killed, Two Injured After Pakistani Troops Open Fire on Kashmir Border (sputnikenws, Sep 16, 2020)
    https://sputniknews.com/world/202009161080471528-indian-soldier-killed-two-injured-after-pakistani-troops-open-fire-on-kashmir-border/

    “India continues to face a two-front threat on its border, with tensions intensifying with China on the Line of Actual Control and with Pakistan at the Line of Control in contested Jammu and Kashmir. This year has seen the highest number of Pakistani ceasefire violations in 17 years, India alleges, claiming there have been 3,186 such incidents.

    An Indian army soldier was killed and two others were injured after Pakistani troops fired upon Indian forces along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir.

    The ceasefire was allegedly violated by Pakistan on Tuesday, which launched intense mortar shelling India claims, stating that its army retaliated.

    “Pakistan Army resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violation along the line of control (LoC) in Sunderbani Sector, District Rajouri (J&K). Own troops responded strongly to the enemy fire. In the incident, Naik Aneesh Thomas was critically injured and later succumbed to his injuries,” a statement issued by Indian army on Wednesday reads…”

  8. (Richard: The no weapons use agreement is breaking down, no wonder both sides are moving large numbers of personal and equipment to the region. A winter war in the mountains would be difficult but it has been done before so we can’t count on no attack by either side.)

    India-China Ladakh Standoff: Army Sources Confirm Four Firing Incidents At Pangong Tso Area

  9. 400 Migrants to Be Housed in Former Army Barracks ‘Open Camp’ in Kent (breitbart, Sep 16, 2020)
    https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2020/09/16/400-migrants-be-housed-former-army-barracks-open-camp-kent/

    “In a move reminiscent of the notorious — and often violent — large scale migrant camps in Greece, the Home Office has commandeered a former army barracks to house some 400 migrants in Kent as record-breaking waves of migrants cross the English Channel…”

  10. Beijing Cautions ‘Stupid’ Australia: End ‘Uncivilized, Rude’ Challenges to China’s Diplomats (breitbart, Sep 16, 2020)
    https://www.breitbart.com/asia/2020/09/16/beijing-cautions-stupid-australia-end-uncivilized-rude-challenges-to-chinas-diplomats/

    “An increasingly frustrated China lashed out at what it called “stupid” Australia on Wednesday, using an editorial in a Communist Party mouthpiece to demand an end to Canberra’s “smears” against Chinese journalists, diplomats and academics.

    The editorial in the Global Times said recent moves against some Chinese diplomats in Australia were “following the strategic steps of the U.S.” and China is entirely blameless of any and all charges against it. The editorial said:

    Australia has long had good and friendly images of Chinese, but that is now being gradually destroyed by Australia itself, and ordinary Chinese and scholars no longer have a sense of security in the country. Australia’s intention of using China as a lever for its own international presence at any cost is stupid and will backfire.

    […]

    The Consulate always observes international law and basic norms of international relations while exercising its duties in Australia.

    Australia’s move is not what “a civilized country should do, and it is very rude,” Lei Jianfeng, a professor from the China Foreign Affairs University who previously worked in a Chinese consulate overseas, told the Times.

    “From a practical point of view, although there will be small actions between major powers, they at least respect diplomatic and consular personnel, and will do nothing like what Australia and the U.S. have done in openly disregarding basic rules,” Lei said.

    China’s attack came two days after Australia’s interior ministry defended the government’s recent intelligence raids on Chinese agents “masquerading as journalists” in Australia, as Breitbart News reported…”

  11. Confession: Pakistani Migrant Stabbed German Teen in Plot to Avoid Getting Deported (breitbart, Sep 16, 2020)
    https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2020/09/16/pakistani-migrant-stabs-german-teen-plan-avoid-deportation/

    “A 19-year-old German was stabbed at random on a tram in the city of Cottbus by a Pakistani migrant who later told officials he stabbed him to stay in the country.

    The attack took place in the early hours last week as the victim, Ralph P., was heading to vocational school where he was training as an electrician.

    The attacker, 28-year-old Abdulsalam R., got on the tram at the Gelsenkirchener Strasse stop and almost immediately stabbed the teen in the back with a kitchen knife.

    According to a report from tabloid BZ, the Pakistani migrant ran through the train and got off at the stop on Thierbacher Strasse, leaving the kitchen knife in the back of his victim.

    The teen was quickly taken to a nearby hospital in critical condition. His situation stabilised and improved later that same day, and he is expected to make a recovery.

    Police tracked down the Pakistani migrant nine hours after the attack and arrested him in his home. While in custody, the 28-year-old said he did not know the victim and that he wanted to injure or kill someone to avoid deportation as his residency had recently expired.

    Abdulsalam R. was already known to police and had a history of criminality, including uttering threats, serious bodily harm, and burglary. He is set to be charged with attempted murder and could be jailed for up to 15 years.

    The incident is just the latest in a number 0f incidents in which migrants have claimed to have committed criminal acts or even admitted to being a member of terrorist groups to avoid deportation.

    In 2018, the public prosecutors’ offices in Stuttgart and Karlsruhe claimed that in the first three months of that year alone at least 300 migrants had come forward claiming to be members of terrorist groups, many to avoid deportation.”

    • Wisdom of Suliman: “As his head is in islam and his body-pleasures are in Germany, his body can stay and his head returns back to its place of dhimmitude.”

  12. Greece: 4 Afghans charged with arson for fire at Lesbos camp (abcnews, Sep 16, 2020)
    https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/greece-afghans-charged-arson-fire-lesbos-camp-73046069

    “Four Afghan migrants have been charged with arson for alleged involvement in fires that destroyed most of a large refugee camp on the eastern island of Lesbos, Greek authorities said.

    The men, who have not been named, were led to a court on the island on Wednesday to be formally charged. They were later returned to police detention after being given three days to prepare their testimony…”

    • Belgium: “Whole of Europe must do its part” in migration crisis – von der Leyen

      President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen called on all EU member states to do their part in solving the challenging migrant crisis while speaking before the European Parliament in Brussels on Wednesday.

      “I want to be clear. If we step up, then I expect all member states to step up, too. Migration is a European challenge and the whole of Europe must do its part,” she stressed.

      The official confirmed the Commission would present its pact on migration with “a human and humane approach” already next week, while “saving lives at sea is not optional.”

      Von der Leyen also stressed that the EU would support Greece in the construction of a new reception centre on the Greek island of Lesbos for thousands of refugees and migrants left homeless in the massive fire at the Moria camp.

    • CBC – 4 Afghans charged with arson for fire at Lesbos refugee camp

      Four Afghan migrants have been charged with arson for alleged involvement in fires that destroyed most of a large refugee camp on the eastern island of Lesbos, Greek authorities said.

      The men, who have not been named, were led to a court on the island on Wednesday to be formally charged. They were later returned to police detention after being given three days to prepare their testimony.

      The fires swept through the overcrowded camp at Moria last week, prompting more than 12,000 migrants and refugees to flee. Nobody was hurt. Most of them remain without shelter, camped on a roadside near the gutted camp.

      Two other migrants allegedly involved in setting the fires are underage, and are being held by police on the Greek mainland. They have not been formally charged.

      The government maintains that the fires at Moria were set deliberately by migrants protesting confinement after the site was locked down due to an outbreak of COVID-19.

      Athens on Tuesday urged the European Union to jointly run new refugee camps on Greece’s eastern islands as part of an overhaul of the EU’s migration policies.<

      https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/4-afghans-charged-arson-lesbos-refugee-camp-1.5725973

      video -Afghans setting the Moria camp on fire ( video found on the cell phone of one of the arsonists )

  13. NEW AUDIO Released in Ukraine Reveals Joe Biden Trashing Trump and Promising to Stay Involved After Trump Inauguration — While His Son Was on the Dole

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/09/new-audio-released-ukraine-reveals-joe-biden-trashing-trump-promising-stay-involved-trump-inauguration-son-dole/

    NEW BIDEN AUDIO TAPE RELEASED IN UKRAINE Shows VP Trashing Incoming Trump Admin To Foreign Leader, Says He’ll Stay Involved In Ukraine After Inauguration, Discusses Jointly Damaging Trump

    ‘Trump Is A Dog Who Caught The Car’

    A new audio tape released this morning between then Vice President Joe Biden and the former President Poroshenko in Ukraine shows Biden talking down the competence of the incoming Trump administration and declaring he will ‘stay involved’ in what is going on in Ukraine after the inauguration.

    In the second tape, Biden calls Trump ‘the dog who caught the car’, who has no idea of what to do, and Biden and Poroshenko have ‘a real chance of making him a hero’. In other words, damaging the incoming administration and making them look bad.

    Much evidence has come out over the last year that the real collusion in the U.S. 2016 presidential election was between the Clinton campaign/Obama admin/Biden/DNC/Deep State. These tapes were recorded after Ukraine released the famous ‘black ledger’ which allegedly showed then Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort taking ‘off the books’ illegal payments. The ledger was later shown to be fabricated after the Mueller investigation was over.

    The third tape shows Biden discussing getting Poroshenko’s children into University of Pennsylvania, as payback for helping the Obama Administration in their Ukrainian anti-Trump endeavors.

    https://creativedestructionmedia.com/investigations/2020/09/16/new-biden-audio-tape-released-in-ukraine-shows-vp-trashing-incoming-trump-admin-to-foreign-leader-says-hell-stay-involved-in-ukraine-after-inauguration-discusses-jointly-damaging-trump/

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    The audio recording of a conversation between Joe Biden and Petro Poroshenko on November 16, 2016

  14. Whose ticket is it, anyway? Kamala refers to ‘Harris-Biden administration,’ then she gets confirmation
    By Ben Bowles September 16, 2020

    If the campaign season had gone the way the Democratic National Committee had envisioned it, we might very well be talking today about the “Harris-Biden” ticket. Or at least the “Harris-[Somebody]” ticket. Recall that early on, Joe Biden was being written off by pollsters, while exciting names like Beto and Bernie were on every Democrat’s lips.

    But as cruel fate had it, Biden’s name ended up being the one at the top of the ticket. Or did it? Was it just a slip of the tongue or a preview of things to come when Kamala Harris spoke on Saturday of “a Harris administration, together with Joe Biden as the president of the United States.” It was not the first time she’s done it, either.

    https://twitter.com/i/status/1305936265246846977

    https://libertyunyielding.com/2020/09/16/whose-ticket-is-it-anyway-kamala-refers-to-harris-biden-administration-then-she-gets-confirmation/

  15. Trump campaign pounces after Kamala accidentally talks about plans for a ‘Harris administration’ during virtual roundtable

    Kamala Harris has spoken of the ‘Harris administration’ during a virtual roundtable before quickly clarifying Joe Biden will be president.

    Discussing the Democrat’s plans for the economy the candidate for vice president said Saturday: ‘A Harris administration, together with Joe Biden as the president of the United States.’

    She quickly clarified: ‘The Biden-Harris administration will provide access to $100 billion in low-interest loans and investments from minority business owners.’

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8733687/Kamala-Harris-talks-Harris-administration-virtual-roundtable.html?ito=social-twitter_dailymailus

  16. https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/vatican-official-praises-china-for-witness-to-catholic-social-teaching-21595 “Vatican City, Feb 6, 2018 / 12:45 pm MT ().- The chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences has said that China is exercising global moral leadership in the principles of Catholic social teaching and defense of human dignity.

    Bishop Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo, an Argentinian, is chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences. In an interview with Vatican Insider, he recently said that “at this moment, those who best realize the social doctrine of the Church are the Chinese.”” Sorondo told Vatican Insider that he had recently visited China, where he says he found that “they [the Chinese] seek the common good, subordinate things to the general good.”

    “I found an extraordinary China; what people do not know is that the central Chinese principle is ‘work, work, work.’ …As Paul said: ‘he who does not work, who does not eat.’ You do not have shantytowns, you do not have drugs, young people do not have drugs. There is a positive national consciousness, they want to show that they have changed, they already accept private property,” he said of his trip.

    The bishop said that the People’s Republic of China has “defended the dignity of the human person,” and, in the area of climate change, is “assuming a moral leadership that others have abandoned.”

    Sorondo criticized the United States, where, he said, the economy dominates politics. “How is it possible that oil multinationals manage Trump,” he asked.

    “Liberal thought has liquidated the concept of the common good, they do not even want to take it into account, it affirms that it is an empty idea, without any interest.” On the other hand, he said, the Chinese propose work and the common good.” “The bishop said that “China is evolving very well,” adding that “you can not think that the China of today is the China [during the pontificate of] John Paul II or the Russia of the Cold War.””

  17. Adam Schiff’s ‘Whistleblower’ 2.0 at DHS keeps getting into a weird area
    By J.E. Dyer September 16, 2020

    Rep. Adam Schiff was emphatic when he debuted “Whistleblower” 2.0 last week. Although it turns out this is not a legitimate “whistleblowing” any more than 1.0 was a year ago (and I mean almost exactly a year ago), Schiff had the formal complaint right out of the gate. There was no teasing interlude leading up to it.

    The complaint popped, and Schiff did too, vowing that this situation would be looked into.

    Trending: Is it his dementia or his ignorance? Either way, Biden is unaware N. Korea has nukes

    Right off the bat, it was evident that there was no basis for a “whistleblower” complaint. The only point at issue here is that the “whistleblower,” whose name we are given up front – Brian Murphy – doesn’t like policy decisions that have been made about some of the intelligence he supervised while he was acting Undersecretary for Intelligence and Analysis at the Department of Homeland Security. Apparently, his intransigence with his superiors in this regard got him moved to a different position at DHS.

    Sorry, but – not to put too fine a point on it – boo-fricking-hoo. Being overruled on your intelligence advocacy is a routine hazard of the profession. The higher-ups don’t always agree with, or go with, your preferred interpretation or call. This is not a basis for whistleblowing. It’s the higher-ups doing their job.

    read the rest at: https://libertyunyielding.com/2020/09/16/adam-schiffs-whistleblower-2-0-at-dhs-keeps-getting-into-a-weird-area/

    (Richard: This seems to be a Deep State member upset because his superiors and PT aren’t doing things the way he (the so called whistler blower) says they should be done.

  18. ‘A change in the heart of the Middle East’
    By J.E. Dyer September 15, 2020

    In defiance of social media, which are busy squashing the “Abraham Accords” signing as a trending topic, the world witnessed today possibly the most remarkable development in the last 100 years or more. Israel, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and the United States signed a set of accords expanding peace between the Arab world and Israel beyond the late borders of war.

    These accords are different from the ones between Israel and Egypt, and Israel and Jordan. Those earlier accords, pioneering and necessary, solidified decisions made to halt the animus of war across contiguous borders. They were signed because there had been war — land war, across disputed terrain — and the formal protocol of peace agreements could stabilize the peace, and give the combatants and the region breathing space for hope and prosperity.

    https://libertyunyielding.com/2020/09/15/a-change-in-the-heart-of-the-middle-east/

    • I can’t help it, I tried to be cynical.
      I’m thrilled by this Accord.

      The response on regional social media is just beautiful. Elder of Ziyon is right – of course he always is – in describing it as a love affair more than a treaty. It’s people-to-people, blossoming friendships.

      It’s similar to Indians outpouring of affection. A bomb from Gaza hit and injured a couple Israelis yesterday – the UAE condemned it and people sent hugs. Indians sent songs of healing.

      India, Israel, the UAE. That’s some alliance!
      Tiny Bahrain couldn’t wait, others will climb on. It’ll be great!

  19. paul j watson – Dem Mayor Launches Study That Will Collect Blood Samples From Randomly Selected Houston Homes

    Sylvester Turner “strongly encourages” participation.

    Democratic Mayor Sylvester Turner has signed off on a new study that will see city employees visit randomly selected homes in Houston to collect blood samples for COVID-19 antibody testing.

    The study is being conducted by the Houston Health Department in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Household members will be asked to answer a survey and give a blood sample. For some households, all members of the household will be asked to participate.

    Authorities say the tests are necessary to develop a deeper insight into how COVID-19 spreads through the community and how many people were previously infected with the virus.

    The Mayor said the program would be voluntary, but urged citizens to take part.

    “If we knock on your door, I strongly encourage you and your loved ones to participate in this important survey,” said Turner. “The data you provide by participating will help inform strategies to mitigate the effects of COVID-19.”

    In some other countries, such as New Zealand, people who refuse to take a COVID-19 test have been forcibly removed to quarantine facilities by health authorities.

    In a previous interview, Turner had suggested that people who refused to take a coronavirus test were “irresponsible.”

    Last month Turner also announced that police will begin issuing citations against people not wearing masks, hitting them with a fine of $250 dollars.

    https://summit.news/2020/09/16/dem-mayor-launches-study-that-will-collect-blood-samples-from-randomly-selected-houston-homes/

  20. Islamic State Terrorist Back in Court for Threatening to Behead Fellow Inmate (breitbart, Sep 16, 2020)
    https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2020/09/16/islamic-state-terrorist-back-court-threatening-behead-fellow-inmate/

    “An Austrian citizen convicted of terrorist offences and membership of Islamic State is back in court in Graz after threatening to behead another inmate and forming a terror cell behind bars.

    Albanian-born Lorenz K., who was sentenced to nine years in prison following his arrest in 2017 for plotting a terrorist attack, is facing charges in the Graz Criminal District Court after a 27-year-old Afghan migrant inmate claimed the terrorist had threatened to cut off his head.

    “If you are a man, come to my cell. I’ll finish you off. I’ll cut your head off because I’m a terrorist. You’re not a real Muslim,” the 21-year-old allegedly told the Afghan, Austrian tabloid Kronen Zeitung reports.

    The Afghan testified in court that the reason Lorenz K. had threatened him was because he had become an atheist. He said: “He offered to help me read the Quran and become a Muslim again, but I said no because I stand by my decision.”

    The Afghan also claimed that the 21-year-old had sexually assaulted him in prison, as well, but stated he had not reported it previously.

    Wolfgang Blaschitz, the lawyer for the Islamic State terrorist, questioned why the Afghan had not reported the sexual assault, to which the alleged victim said he was embarrassed.

    Earlier this month, it was revealed that Lorenz K. had also set up a terrorist cell in Graz-Karlau prison with two other inmates, one of whom was in prison for life. The trio allegedly not only plotted attacks but were found with bomb components in their cells.

    While behind bars, Lorenz K. was also able to use smuggled mobile phones to communicate with those who had travelled to Syria to fight for Islamic State through social media apps like Instagram. He not only had ISIS propaganda in his possession but also had an Islamic State flag in his cell, as well.

    “This flag was always in the cell. Everyone knew it, and no one did anything,” Lorenz K. is said to have told investigators.

    Austria has had issues with radicalism in prisons in the past, such as in 2017 when a senior imam labelled Austria’s prison system a breeding ground for Islamic extremism. That same year, radical Islamist texts were found in the library of Korneuburg prison.”

  21. Left’s Anger as Dutch Plan Crackdown on Migrants from Safe Countries (breitbart, Sep 16, 2020)
    https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2020/09/16/dutch-plans-crackdown-migrants-safe/

    “Activists have expressed disappointment at Dutch plans to deter illegal immigration from safe countries by bringing in a two-tier system for asylum seekers.

    Proposals from the Dutch government would place asylum seekers from safe countries like Morocco in separate centres, which offer “pared down services” in comparison to centres inhabited by migrants from war-torn countries.

    One main difference between regular asylum centres and the new ones for people from safe countries is that migrants from safe countries will not receive a living allowance, according to DutchNews.nl.

    Instead, all meals and toiletries will be provided at the centres, which are to be located in Westerwolde and Cranendonck, and asylum seekers will have to report to authorities daily. They will also be searched upon entering and leaving the facilities.

    Exempt from the new rules, however, are asylum seekers in so-called “vulnerable” categories, including LGBT people, alleged unaccompanied minors, and families with young children.

    Westerwolde mayor Jaap Velema expressed support for the plans, stating: “People from safe countries come here for the allowance and a roof over their heads, but these are meant for people who really need them.”

    Speaking to broadcaster NOS, he added that criminal activity amongst migrants from countries like Morocco was decreasing public support for refugees, commenting that the local community is “too small to deal with these nuisances”.

    Earlier this year, Breitbart London reported how Dutch asylum centre employees disclosed they were working in a state of fear while supposedly “underage” migrants from countries like Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia use asylum homes as bases for their criminal operations.

    Central Agency for the Reception of Asylum Seekers (COA) employees claimed asylum centres across the Netherlands were becoming filled with stolen goods, alleging that unaccompanied minors from North Africa “destroy things, they fight over and over, and they steal anything they can”.

    Open borders activists were critical of the proposals, however, with migration lawyer Flip Schüller asserting that just because an immigrant hails from a country the Dutch government categorises as safe does not mean they cannot have genuine reasons to seek asylum.

    “Take a trade union leader from Mongolia who is protesting against mining or a Christian from an Islamic country. Some of them are severely traumatised,” he said, before insisting that the plans were actually pointless because “troublemakers will come anyway”.

    The Dutch Council for Refugees responded similarly, writing it was unacceptable that “a large group of people is now being separated on the basis of nationality” when there might be “people among them, such as political activists, who have the right to asylum in the Netherlands”.

    “This proposal mainly illustrates the inability of State Secretary Broekers-Knol to tackle the actual problem. Namely, getting rid of the long waiting times for the asylum process,” the council said.

    Last week it was revealed that the Dutch immigration service has a backlog of more than 15,000 asylum claims to process, as immigrants demanded a speed-up of the process and to be allowed to work while they wait for a decision.

    “We have musicians, doctors and engineers here who can use this time and opportunity to do something useful for both for themselves and for society,” one Iranian migrant claimed.”

  22. MONTREAL – Driver arrested after allegedly mowing down 9 pedestrians in Montréal-Nord

    A 38-year-old man is in police custody after multiple pedestrians were hit by a car in Montréal-Nord Wednesday.

    Montreal police spokesperson Const. Manuel Couture said a total of nine people were hit, but none were seriously injured.

    At least six adults and two children were transported to hospital, he said.

    The incident began at the corner Langelier Boulevard and de Dijon Street just before 1 p.m., Couture said.

    The driver allegedly hit a pedestrian and failed to stop, driving down Dijon, onto the sidewalk and into a group of people near the Valade Avenue intersection.

    Police investigators are on the scene, Couture said, and the driver will be questioned this afternoon.

    https://ca.news.yahoo.com/driver-arrested-allegedly-mowing-down-190335049.html
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    Neuf personnes frappées lors d’une collision dans Montréal-Nord

    https://www.lapresse.ca/actualites/justice-et-faits-divers/2020-09-16/neuf-personnes-frappees-lors-d-une-collision-dans-montreal-nord.php

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    9 personnes happées par une voiture à Montréal ce mercredi
    Dont 2 enfants qui marchaient sur le trottoir.

    Un accident a fait plusieurs blessés, ce mercredi 16 septembre en après-midi, dans Montréal-Nord. Un véhicule aurait happé neuf piétons, dont deux enfants, circulant sur le trottoir.

    Manuel Couture, agent relationniste du Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM), indique à Narcity Québec que l’événement se serait produit autour de 12 h 45, près des rues de Dijon et du boulevard Langelier.

    Selon les informations disponibles pour l’instant, le véhicule aurait embarqué sur le trottoir où marchaient les victimes :

    « Le conducteur d’une voiture, on parle d’un homme de 38 ans, aurait heurté un premier piéton à l’angle des rues Langelier et Dijon. Il aurait ensuite quitté les lieux précipitamment avant de terminer sa course sur le trottoir […] Heurtant du même coup huit personnes. »

    La vie des personnes impliquées ne serait pas en danger et ils ont été transportés en centre hospitalier.

    L’événement s’étant produit il y a peu de temps, la cause de l’accident est encore inconnue. L’homme a été arrêté par les policiers et sera rencontré par les enquêteurs qui se trouvent présentement sur les lieux de l’accident.

    Le secteur est à éviter.

    https://www.narcity.com/nouvelles/ca/qc/montreal/accident-montralnord-9-personnes-happes-par-un-vhicule

  23. (Richard:AOC and company are calling for Union Reps and Social Justice Warriors on the Corporate Boards, they are in effect calling for Communist on the Corporate Boards just like the Chicoms.)

    Gravitas: China’s message to business leaders: Put Communist Party first

  24. Austria Finds Dozens Smuggled In Refrigerated Truck

    Dozens of migrants, including children, have been discovered hiding in a refrigerated truck, Austrian police said Wednesday after arresting a suspected member of a network smuggling people through the European Union.

    […]Police said in the current case, 38 people from Syria, Iraq and Turkey, including six minors, were held last week after their truck pulled up in Lower Austria.

    The migrants said they had “been afraid they would die and suffered a lack of oxygen” during the trip from Romania through Hungary, a police statement said, without specifying where the truck was headed.

    Several passengers — who paid between 6,000 and 8,000 euros ($7,100 and $9,500) for the trip — managed to run into nearby fields when the vehicle stopped along a highway, leading witnesses to alert the authorities.

    The 51-year-old driver, a Turkish citizen living in Romania, was also arrested.

    “We are currently seeing a rise in smuggling,” Lower Austria police official Omar Haijawi-Pirchner said, adding investigations focused on “smashing” the smuggling network involved to “avoid further crimes”.
    […]

    https://www.barrons.com/news/austria-finds-dozens-smuggled-in-refrigerated-truck-01600273504

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    Among them are Syrians and Iraqis… 40 migrants flee from crowded truck in Austria –

    Austrian police said Wednesday that about 40 migrants in a truck full of them without
    ventilation survived after a flight from Romania to Austria

    Syrian, Iraqi and Turkish nationals, including six children, fled after the driver was instructed to stop in the town of Bruck an der Litha, near Vienna..

    “Witnesses reported that they fear for their lives and suffer from a lack of oxygen,” police said in a statement, adding that many people temporarily lost consciousness during the trip..

    Police arrested 38 people after they fled last Wednesday. Migrants reported that a total of 43 people boarded the truck in Romania, indicating that some of them may have escaped from Austrian authorities..

    Turkish truck driver was arrested.

    https://www.en24news.com/2020/09/among-them-are-syrians-and-iraqis-40-migrants-flee-from-crowded-truck-in-austria-politics-news.html

  25. Take in older Lesbos refugee children too, Unicef official urges the Netherlands
    https://www.dutchnews.nl/news/2020/09/take-in-older-lesbos-refugee-children-too-unicef-official-urges-the-netherlands/
    Children’s rights organisation Unicef has urged the Netherlands to take in youngsters who are older than 14 from the Greek island of Lesbos, where a massive refugee camp was destroyed by fire. The Netherlands has agreed to take in 100 people from the camp – 50 children under the age of 14 and 50 other ‘vulnerable’ people. However, Luciana Calestini, director of Unicef Greece, told the AD in an interview that more than 80% of the unaccompanied minors in the camp are over the age of 14. ‘We are calling on all countries not to slap on such criteria but to look at individual cases,’ he said. ‘Most of the children come from Afghanistan. If every country keeps to the criteria, they will never be relocated. Europe has to find a place for these children and give them the opportunity to restart their lives.’ The Netherlands has agreed to take in 100 people from Lesbos but will cut the number of asylum seekers it will accept from another UN scheme by 100 to compensate. This means 100 of the 500 recognised refugees from war zones that the Netherlands was due to take in next year under a UN scheme will not now be allowed to come. The compromise, thrashed out by the four coalition parties last week, was been slammed by opposition parties on both sides of the political spectrum as well as refugee organisations.

  26. (Richard: It is unusual for TFI to stay off direct attacks for very long unless something nasty is happening on the LAC<)

    Venezuela is totally in China’s control and world needs a strong Venezuelan leader

    • Venezuela stuff is very ugly. Iran and China, big time.
      After the election PT is going to have to do a Monroe Doctrine on this nest of vipers.
      Septic pockets are elsewhere in our near-abroad. Gotta clean ’em out.

  27. The Billionaire Backers of the ‘Insurrection’

    The mostly behind-the-scenes attempt between Election Day and Inauguration Day to prevent Donald Trump from taking office the first time will go public in 2020.

    s I reported last week, a cabal of Democrats and NeverTrump Republicans are plotting a post-election civil war of sorts to make sure Joe Biden assumes the presidency even if Donald Trump legitimately wins. “It’s insurrection,” President Trump said on Fox News last week when asked about the widely-circulated plan. “We’ll put them down very quickly if they do that.”

    Let’s hope. A document released last month by the Transition Integrity Project, a headfake name to give the depraved group the appearance of decency, is a shocking battle plan that would plunge the country into more chaos. The same agitators on the Left and NeverTrump Right who’ve stoked nonstop political upheaval over the past four years will exploit our current instability to throw the election to the Democrats.

    But this is more than the far-fetched hallucinations of political outcasts. The mayhem they’ve been war-gaming will be heavily funded by a number of Trump-hating billionaires, and those people have no intention of losing out on their investment.

    The mostly behind-the-scenes attempt between Election Day and Inauguration Day to prevent Donald Trump from taking office the first time—one that miraculously failed despite help from the media and the most powerful government agencies in the world—will go public in 2020. And instead of help from James Comey, Jim Clapper, or John Brennan, the 2020 version will be bolstered by the likes of George Soros, Tom Steyer, Pierre Omidyar, a member of the Rupert Murdoch family, and Big Tech titans among others.

    https://amgreatness.com/2020/09/14/the-billionaire-backers-of-the-insurrection/?utm_source=RC+Investigations+Today&utm_campaign=5e5f7c16e8-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2016_11_11_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_d042379c8d-5e5f7c16e8-85695671&mc_cid=5e5f7c16e8&mc_eid=c4a952ab77

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