Reader’s Links for October 10, 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.

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  1. Egypt’s Sisi Signs Strategic Maritime Deal with Greece

    “Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi Saturday ratified a maritime deal setting its Mediterranean Sea boundary with Greece and demarcating an exclusive economic zone for oil and gas drilling rights, the state-run news agency reported.

    The bilateral agreement is widely seen as a response to a rival deal between Turkey and Libya’s Tripoli-based Government of National Accord that spiked tensions in the East Mediterranean region, along with Turkey’s disputed oil and gas exploration in the seawaters.

    The MENA news agency said that the deal, signed by Sisi, was published by the official gazette on Saturday.

    The ratification came over two months after the Egyptian and Greek foreign ministers signed the deal in Cairo.

    The Egypt-Greece deal establishes “partial demarcation of the sea boundaries between the two countries, and that the remaining demarcation would be achieved through consultations.”

    Egyptian parliament Speaker Ali Abdel-Al had in August called the deal with Greece “very significant.”

    The Ankara-Tripoli maritime deal was dismissed by the governments of Egypt, Cyprus and Greece as infringing on their economic rights in the gas-rich Mediterranean Sea.

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called the Egypt-Greece agreement “worthless,” vowing to keep his disputed pact with the Tripoli government in place.”

  2. Saudi Prince calls for boycotting Turkey imports

    “Saudi Prince Abdulrahman Bin Musa’ad has called for boycotting Turkish imports after Turkish President Erdogan announced that his country’s army in Qatar helps stabilise security in the Gulf states.

    According to The New Khalij, the prince retweeted Erdogan’s remarks and wrote: “Therefore, I call for a full popular boycott for the Turkish products in order to protect the stability of Turkish economy and strengthen it.”

    Head of the Council of the Saudi Chambers of Commerce Ajlan Al-Ajlan tweeted: “Boycott everything Turkish – imports, exports, investment and tourism. It is the responsibility of every Saudi trader and consumer.”

    Al-Ajlan claimed that his call for boycotting Turkey came in response to the “hostility of the Turkish government” towards Saudi Arabia, its leaders and its citizens.

    Replying to these tweets, Turkish journalist Kateb Oglu tweeted: “Saudi is the loser of this boycott because commercial relations between the two countries are not strong. The total annual Turkish exports are around $176 billion, only six or eight billion to Saudi Arabia.”

    He also indicated that Saudi will lose out because it cannot acquire alternatives of the same quality for the same low prices.

    Last week, Bloomberg reported that tensions between Riyadh and Ankara resulted in hindering the entry of Turkish shipments to Saudi Arabia.”

  3. Iran short of ‘significant quantity’ of potential bomb material: IAEA boss

    “Iran does not at this stage have enough enriched uranium to make one nuclear bomb under the U.N. atomic watchdog’s official definition, the agency’s head told an Austrian paper.

    “The Iranians continue to enrich uranium, and to a much higher degree than they have committed themselves to. And this amount is growing by the month,” International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) head Rafael Grossi told Die Presse in an interview published on its website on Saturday.

    Asked about how long Iran would need to build a nuclear weapon — the so-called “breakout time”, he said:

    “In the IAEA we do not talk about breakout time. We look at the significant quantity, the minimum amount of enriched uranium or plutonium needed to make an atomic bomb. Iran does not have this significant quantity at the moment.”

    Iran denies ever having had a nuclear weapons programme, saying its nuclear programme is purely for energy purposes.

    The IAEA defines “significant quantity” as the approximate amount of nuclear material for which the possibility of manufacturing a nuclear explosive device cannot be excluded.

    The most recent quarterly IAEA report on Iran last month said it had 2,105.4 kg of enriched uranium, far above the 202.8 kg limit in a 2015 deal with big powers but a fraction of the enriched uranium it had before the accord.

    It is also enriching to up to 4.5% purity, far below the 20% it achieved before the deal and the 90% that is considered weapons-grade.”

  4. UAE official says Turkey’s army in Qatar destabilises region

    “Turkey’s army in Qatar is an element of instability in the Gulf region, a senior official of the United Arab Emirates said on Saturday, adding that it contributes to negative polarization.

    “The Turkish military presence in the Arab Gulf is an emergency,” UAE minister of state for foreign affairs Anwar Gargash tweeted. “It reinforces polarization, and it does not take into account the sovereignty of states and the interests of the Gulf countries and its peoples.””

  5. Prominent religious scholar gunned down in Karachi

    “Prominent religious scholar Maulana Adil Khan along with his driver was gunned down in Karachi on Saturday.

    According to Express News, unidentified assailants on a motorbike opened fire on Maulana Adil’s car in an area of Shah Fasial Colony, which resulted in the death of the religious scholar and his driver identified as Maqsood on the spot.

    The bodies were shifted to a private hospital whose spokesperson Dr Anjum Rizvi said the cleric had suffered two bullet wounds.

    Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah taking notice of the incident, directed police officials to ensure the arrest of culprits at the earliest…”

  6. Over a thousand migrants land in Spain’s Canary Islands

    “More than a thousand migrants in 485 small boats have landed in the Canary Islands in the past two days. Tightened security along Morocco’s coast has pushed migrants and traffickers to risk the Atlantic crossing.

    Spain’s Canary Islands saw the largest number of migrant arrivals since a 2006 in the past 48 hours, the Red Cross said on Saturday.

    Between Thursday and Saturday, 1,015 migrants landed in 485 boats in the seven Spanish islands, a Red Cross spokesman said. They reportedly traveled across the Atlantic in small fishing boats and were met by sea rescue vessels close to the islands.

    Spain had seen a surge of sea migration in the recent years, but the flow of arrivals had diminished nearly 5.8% between January and September. Arrivals to the Canary Islands, however, have surged by 523.7%, Interior Ministry data shows.

    Most of the migrants came from North Africa or sub-Saharan African nations. They arrived in good health, though some were suffering symptoms of hypothermia, the Red Cross said.

    All of them have been tested for the new coronavirus, the official said…”

  7. BREITBART – Twitter Censors Senate Candidate Lauren Witzke’s Immigration Views as ‘Hateful Conduct’

    Twitter locked the account of Lauren Witzke, the Republican party candidate in Delaware’s U.S. Senate race, over a tweet highlighting the impact of mass migration into Europe. According to Twitter, messages against mass immigration are “hateful conduct.”

    “Let’s be clear, mass migration absolutely destroyed Europe,” said Witzke in her tweet. “Italy, France, Sweden and Germany took in tons of migrants who never assimilated. Rapes, murders, and other heinous crimes abound. I will end ALL immigration into the US for ten years.”

    Twitter said the tweet violates its rules against “hateful conduct,” warning the senate candidate that repeated violations would result in the termination of her access to the platform.

    In a comment to Breitbart News, Witzke promised swift action on the issue of tech censorship if elected to the Senate, citing the example of Republican President Teddy Roosevelt, who took on the power of big monopolies at the start of the 20th century.

    “This is yet another example of Twitter, which is partially owned by a Saudi Arabian prince, interfering in American elections,” said Witzke.

    “If Democrats in Congress really cared about election meddling like they’ve claimed for the past four years, they’d work with Republicans and President Trump to end Big Tech censorship, which we all know is weaponized against conservatives.”

    “Social media censorship is the Civil Rights issue of our time, and when I’m in the U.S. Senate, I will hold these Silicon Valley monopolies accountable. They will respect the First Amendment and stop restricting free speech, or they will face consequences unlike anything America has seen since Teddy Roosevelt was president.”

    Breitbart News has reached out to Twitter for comment.

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