Reader’s Links for October 9, 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.


(Sorry, this one was accidentally scheduled for tomorrow, and had Johnny U. not informed me, there would have been two of these at midnight!)

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48 Replies to “Reader’s Links for October 9, 2020”

  1. Elderly French aid worker arrives in France after Mali hostage ordeal

    she converted to Islam —

    she wants people to call her Maryam now ….

    she wants to go back to Mali…

    — 2 Italians, 1 priest 1 tourist released at the same time

    A ransom of more than10 millions euros is said to have been paid by the Vatican
    They were reportedly released in exchange for nearly 200 Muslim extremists.

    She is welcomed by her relatives and the French president, Emmanuel Macron.

  2. ‘France is no longer an honest broker,’ say Azeri officials ahead of Nagorno-Karabakh talks
    •Oct 8, 2020

  3. Dep’t of Ed investigates university for removing critic of affirmative action
    By Hans Bader October 8, 2020

    The federal Education Department is investigating the University of Pittsburgh for free-speech violations and false statements, after the University took action against Professor Norman Wang for publishing an academic paper critical of race-based affirmative action. The University removed Wang as Program Director at its medical center solely due to his paper. The Education Department is also examining whether the University engages in illegal racial preferences in admissions and hiring. The Education Department outlined its concerns in a letter from Assistant Secretary John King to the University of Pittsburgh. The letter stated:

  4. Trump Responds to Pelosi’s Latest Escapade

    Nancy Pelosi has introduced legislation to create a commission that could oust the President from office is they were not mentally or physically fit for it via the 25th Amendment.

    Pelosi stated that it wasn’t about Trump, because the legislation wouldn’t take effect until after Trump leaves office.

    This revelation from Pelosi is exactly what President Trump and the White House pounced on. Pointing out it is part of Pelosi’s plan to replace Joe Biden with Kamala Harris should Joe Biden win. The maneuvering being precipitated by the fact that Joe Biden is “out of it.”

    • Heads I win, tails you lose. If Trump loses Pelosi can oust Biden and give us the radical leftist Harris as President. If Trump wins she can try to remove him from office hoping this will scare Pence and the people in the DOJ who are going after the Swamp critters.

      I wonder if Biden is aware of this plan?

  5. Pelosi Introduces Legislation to Empower Congress to Remove Trump From Office

    During her weekly press conference on Thursday Nancy Pelosi said she and the Democrats were going to discuss the 25th Amendment and the possibility of removing President Trump from office.

    The speaker has now introduced legislation to empower Congress to make this a reality.

  6. Speaker Pelosi Introduces Legislation Creating Commission on President’s ‘Physical and Mental Capacity’

    Speaker Pelosi hinted on Thursday that she will be discussing the 25th Amendment. Along with Maryland Congressman Jamie Raskin, the speaker will introduce legislation establishing a congressional commission to evaluate the president’s mental fitness and physical health.

    In introducing the legislation on Friday, Speaker Pelosi said that “a president’s fitness for office must be determined by science and facts.”

    Speaker Pelosi insisted that her legislation is unrelated to the general election, which is now less than one month away:

    House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy called the legislation an “obvious political stunt” ahead of the general election. Speaker Pelosi does not have the ability to invoke the 25th Amendment herself.

    White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said that Speaker Pelosi should look at invoking the 25th Amendment for herself, not for President Trump.
    Commission on Presidential Debates Tries to Explain Steve Scully’s Strange Trump Tweet
    Cortney O’Brien

    Speaker Pelosi pulls this obvious political stunt less than a month before election day, with no tangible evidence that President Trump’s health poses a risk to his ability to carry out the duties of the presidency.


    Frank Luntz Explains the ‘Number One Complaint’ From His Focus Group
    Katie Pavlich
    Watch: Cunningham Ducks Multiple Questions About Potential For More Extramarital Affairs
    Reagan McCarthy
    Governor Whitmer Held Trump Accountable for a Kidnapping Plot. There’s One Massive Problem.
    Katie Pavlich

    Director Explains Why Cast of New Documentary Changed His Mind About Trump
    Cortney O’Brien
    Liberal Reporter Brutally Gashes Kamala Harris’ Disastrous Debate Performance
    Matt Vespa

    Commission on Presidential Debates Tries to Explain Steve Scully’s Strange Trump Tweet
    Cortney O’Brien

  7. Chinese Whistleblower Claims COVID-19 is ‘Unrestricted Bioweapon’, Releases Paper Detailing ‘Large-Scale Organized Scientific Fraud’

    This is a scandal of biblical proportions.

    Chinese whistleblower Li-Meng Yan, formerly a virologist with the World Health Organization (WHO) reference lab who was forced to vacate her position at the University of Hong Kong under duress, is putting herself and her family in great peril to share the truth about COVID-19’s origins.

    She has co-authored an academic paper detailing how there has been “large-scale organized scientific fraud” amidst the cover-up of COVID-19 being a bioweapon created by the Chinese government.

    “We used biological evidence and in-depth analyses to show that SARS-CoV-2 must be a laboratory product, which was created by using a template virus (ZC45/ZXC21) owned by military research laboratories under the control of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) government,” reads the paper.

    Trending: FBI Uses Confidential Informant to Entrap Militia Activists for Phony Siege on Gretchen Whitmer

    The paper explains how the virus can be produced by scientists “in approximately six months using a template virus owned by a laboratory of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA).” The paper claims that the global cover-up to hide the origins of the coronavirus has resulted in “damages…made both to the reputation of the scientific community and to the well-being of the global community.”

    Read more at:

  8. China Ties to US Riots Exposed by Trevor Loudon

    Most of the riots that racked the United States within the last few months were organized by two socialist organizations which have close ties with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), said Trevor Loudon, author, and filmmaker, who has been researching radical and terrorist groups and their covert influence on mainstream politics for more than 30 years.

    The Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO) based out of Minneapolis, an openly pro-CCP organization, and Bay Area-based Liberation Road, with very close ties to the Chinese consulate there and the Chinese Progressive Association (CPA), are behind the recent riots, Loudon said in a recent interview on Epoch Times’ Crossroads program.

  9. President Trump indicates AG Barr has enough evidence to charge Obama admin officials — including Obama and Biden — with spying on his campaign


    President Donald Trump appeared to indicate on Thursday that Attorney General William Barr has more than enough evidence to indict members of the Obama administration for spying on the Trump campaign in 2016, including former President Barack Obama and former Vice President Joe Biden.

  10. Turkish Court Approves New Indictment against Philanthropist Kavala

    “A Turkish court has approved an indictment accusing philanthropist Osman Kavala of helping organize an attempted coup in 2016, his lawyers said, eight months after he was acquitted on charges of financing nationwide protests in 2013.

    In the new indictment seen by Reuters, Kavala is accused of collaborating with Henri Barkey, a prominent Turkey scholar in the United States. The indictment accuses Barkey of links to the network of US-based Turkish Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, which Ankara accuses of orchestrating the coup.

    Kavala, Barkey and Gulen have all denied any involvement…”

  11. UN: Virus Measures Strand Almost 3 Million Migrants

    “More than 2.7 million migrants who wished to return home have been stranded abroad because of restrictions put in place to fight the coronavirus pandemic, the United Nations said on Friday.

    The world needs to urgently step up cooperation to allow people to return in a safe manner despite the coronavirus constraints, said the UN’s International Organization for Migration.

    The IOM warned in a report that border closures and travel bans had left large numbers of migrants stranded.

    It defined stranded migrants as people outside their country of habitual residence who wanted to return home but were being prevented by restrictions related to the pandemic.

    IOM chief Antonio Vitorino urged countries to do more for the roughly 2.75 million people stuck in limbo.

    “The scope and subsequent enforcement of tens of thousands of mobility restrictions, including border closures and nationwide lockdowns related to Covid-19, requires states to reach out to their neighbors and to migrants’ countries of origin to address their needs and vulnerabilities,” AFP quoted him as saying.

    “Migrants can be returned home in a safe and dignified manner despite the constraints imposed by Covid-19.”

    IOM said it had calculated the 2.75 million figure from official sources on known cases up to July 13 of migrants stranded abroad in need of assistance, including food, water, shelter and repatriation.

    They include seasonal workers, temporary residence holders, international students, migrants who travelled for medical treatment and seafarers.

    The Middle East and North Africa had the most stranded migrants, with 1.26 million stuck, followed by Asia and the Pacific with 977,000.

    There were a further 203,000 in the European Economic Area and Switzerland, and 111,000 in North and Central America and the Caribbean, it found.

    Based on data from 382 locations in more than 101 countries, it “is considered a large underestimation of the number of migrants stranded or otherwise impacted by Covid-19”, IOM said.

    The IOM said it had received requests to assist nearly 115,000 stranded migrants to return home safely and voluntarily, and had been able to do so for more than 15,000 of the most vulnerable in recent months.

    “Once stranded, some migrants are at a higher risk of abuse, exploitation and neglect,” it warned.

    “The loss of livelihoods can increase vulnerabilities and expose them to exploitation by criminal syndicates, human traffickers and others who take advantage of these situations.””

  12. Twitter suspends Saudi accounts that stoked rumours of coup in Qatar

    “Twitter says it has deleted more than 30 accounts that stoked rumours of a coup in Qatar and which are linked to Saudi Arabia.

    Dubbed “Royal Sockpuppets”, some of the fake Twitter accounts assumed the identity of real members of the Qatari royal family, with one of them pretending to be the account of Fahad bin Abdullah al-Thani, who lives in Saudi Arabia. Prior to its suspension, the fake al-Thani account had one million followers.

    The network of accounts also pretended to represent a Qatari government in exile, with several of them changing their usernames and wiping their earlier tweets in a bid to gain legitimacy, according to the Stanford Internet Observatory.

    The observatory also identified fabricated Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch statements, alleging that al-Thani had been tortured in a Qatari prison.

    It also showed how the network of accounts had pushed out content related to narratives critical of Turkey’s role in Libya and mocked Qatar with long hashtags.

    Marc Owen Jones, an assistant professor of Middle East studies at Hamad bin Khalifa University in Doha, who specialises in disinformation on social media, identified the network of Twitter accounts pushing claims of a coup in Qatar…”

  13. US reveals list of Shia militia sites it plans to strike in Iraq

    “The United States has compiled a list of 80 sites linked to Iranian-backed militias in Iraq and presented it to the government in Baghdad. The Americans have told the Iraqi government that they will target the sites and close the US Embassy if the militias are not reined in.

    The details were shared by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in a phone call to Iraqi President Barham Salih on 20 September. The militias affected include the Badr Organisation, Asaib Ahl Al-Haq and Kataib Hezbollah.

    One senior Shia politician, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told Middle East Eye, “The Americans’ message was clear. If you don’t react, we will.” Should the US act on its threat, he added, it would mean “an open war… and America’s exit from Baghdad means that this war is imminent.”

    The Iraqi government’s main fear if the US Embassy is closed is said to be the likelihood of economic collapse, revived sectarian fighting, the collapse of the government and the withdrawal of other diplomatic missions from the country…”

  14. Iraq expels Hezbollah Brigades from Baghdad airport

    “Intelligence sources yesterday reported that the Iraqi government had officially expelled the Kataib Hezbollah (Hezbollah Brigades) from Baghdad airport and closed all its offices in the capital.

    The Hezbollah Brigades are part of the Iranian-backed Popular Mobilisation Forces (PMF), which Washington accuses of targeting US forces and interests in Iraq.

    “Following consultations with the Iraqi National Intelligence Service, the Director of the Civil Aviation Authority, Nael Saad Abdul Hadi, decided to close the party’s offices at the airport,” Intelligence Online quoted the sources as saying.

    The agency pointed out that the Iraqi Hezbollah Brigades were one of the PMF’s strongest fighters, who were asked to vacate its office on 25 September.”

  15. Bahrain: Woman gets one year prison sentence for offending Islam on social media

    “A woman in Bahrain has been sentenced to one year in jail after being convicted of offending Islam and denigrating its rituals, Chief Prosecutor Nasser Ibrahim Al Sheeb announced.

    In details, the Public Prosecution received a report from the Anti-Cyber Crime Directorate detecting an account on the social networking website, Twitter, in which its owner posted tweets offending Islam and disdaining its rituals.

    The Public Prosecution launched an investigation into the incident and interrogated the woman who admitted to the charges levelled at her. It ordered to remand her in custody pending investigation and refer her to the Lower Criminal Court which issued the afore-mentioned verdict.”

  16. 40 irregular migrants held in eastern Turkey

    “Forty irregular migrants have been held in eastern Turkey, and a person suspected of smuggling them was arrested, said local officials Friday.

    The migrants were found in a truck in Adilcevaz, a town on the shores of Lake Van, said the Bitlis Provincial Governorship.

    The migrants are said to have illegally entered the country – likely from Iran, to the east – with transportation allegedly arranged by M.B., the suspected human smuggler.

    A search of M.B. found an illegal pistol and six bullets.

    The irregular migrants will be sent to the Van province migration management office.

    Turkey has been a key transit point for irregular migrants aiming to cross into Europe to start new lives, especially those fleeing war and persecution.”

  17. Alleged Al Qaeda affiliate caught in southern Turkey

    “Turkish security forces arrested a suspect in the northern province of Samsun who allegedly has links to the Al Qaeda terror organization.

    The suspect, identified as E.E., was arrested by Provincial Gendarmerie Command’s Anti-terror Branch during an operation.

    E.E. was wanted for “membership of armed terrorist organization” and is accused of being part of the Had group, an internationally-recognized terror group.”

  18. France: One suspect surrenders in brutal shooting and beating of two police officers in Paris, two men still on the run

    “One 28-year-old suspect has reportedly surrendered himself to police Friday morning after he and two other unknown suspects were involved in shooting and seriously injuring two police officers in the Herblay district in the suburbs of Paris.

    It is unclear what role the man who surrendered to the police may have played in the shooting of the two officers, but the other two suspects remain on the run. The men involved in the shooting of the officers have been described as an African male, another man of mixed race appearance with curly hair, and the last one described as North African with a shaved head, according to a police source speaking with French newspaper Valeurs.

    The shooting of the 45-year-old male officer and another 30-year-old male officer, which occurred on Wednesday evening, happened while the officers were checking on an address in the Cergy-Pontoise neighborhood of the DRPJ in Versailles as a part of an investigation.

    The condition of the younger of the two officers is more severe.

    According to the statement of one of the two victims, the three perpetrators thought that the police officers in civilian clothes belong to Roma. After the officers denied the accusation, the attackers pulled the policemen out of their car and beat them up. During the fight, the perpetrators stole the service weapons of the officers and shot at them several times.

    When emergency services arrived at the scene of the attack, the medics observed that that one of the officers suffered head trauma and found two bullet holes in the knee and thigh. He was then transported to the Pontoise hospital center with his life-threatening injuries. The second officer was unconscious after being struck by four bullets in the abdomen, knee, and both thighs. He also suffered from a fractured skull and was transported to Beaujon hospital in Clichy.

    On top of the service weapons, the wanted individuals also stole a radio transmitter, a secure phone reserved for law enforcement with protected communications, a mobile phone, and damaged the police vehicle. At the scene of the crime, seven cartridge cases and a 9mm caliber cartridge were found.

    The suspect in custody told police that he and the other two men were highly intoxicated when they believed that the officers were actually Roma people posing as officers.

    Minister of the Interior Gerald Darmanin went to Cergy-Pontoise to provide support to the colleagues and families of the victims. He called the attack on the two policemen a “massacre,” adding that the clear intention of the perpetrators was to kill them.

    Prime Minister Jean Castex condemned the attack, saying it was an act of “cowardly individuals” and that the attack on police officers was also an “attack on the republic.”

    The Pontoise public prosecutor’s office has already opened an investigation for the attempted murder of people with public authority.

    On Thursday morning, relevant services received a photo of at least one of the three wanted men.”

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