Reader’s Links for December 6, 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

80 Replies to “Reader’s Links for December 6, 2020”

  1. Just to make sure I’m sufficiently depressed, I’m cautioned to temper my optimism about Israel’s Abrahamic cousins in the Gulf. That would set them up for a smooth transition to the Pretender-Elect.

    Trashing Israel is virtue signalling for the Pretender-Elect’s puppeteers. The Twisted Ragheads or any woke airhead anywhere might’ve written this vile slander:

    Saudi prince: Bully Israel steals land, puts Palestinians in concentration camps

    A Saudi prince and former senior government official on Sunday launched a blistering attack against Israel, describing the Jewish state as a belligerent and apartheid-practicing occupier, and saying that peace will remain elusive until the creation of a Palestinian state along 1967 lines.

    “Israeli governments have arrested thousands of the inhabitants of the lands they are colonizing and incarcerated them in concentration camps under the flimsiest of security accusations – young and old, women and men who are rotting there without recourse or justice,” said Turki al-Faisal al Saud, the former head of the kingdom’s intelligence service, at panel discussion in Bahrain that was also attended by Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi.

    “They’re demolishing homes as they wish, and they assassinate whomever they want to. And yet, the Israeli Knesset passed a law that defines the citizenship of Israel as exclusively Jewish, denying the non-Jewish inhabitants of Israel equal rights under the law. What kind of democracy is that?”

    He also lamented Israel’s construction of the West Bank security barrier, which he called the “apartheid wall.”

    The Saudi prince, who until Sunday’s appearance had been thought relatively well-disposed toward Israel, made the comments at the concluding session of the Manama Dialogue conference hosted by the International Institute for Strategic Studies.

    • Prince Turki Al-Faisal was head of Intelligence when Brennan was CIA station chief in Saudi. His comments now signal support for a change in the royal succession, back to MB-toady Prince Naif, instead of the current favorite MbS.

      Very, very bad sign.
      The rest of the world goes on spinning while we wait for PT to pull a rabbit out of a hat.

      • In backtrack, Bahrain won’t import settlement and Golan goods as made in Israel

        Bahrain will distinguish between Israeli goods from disputed territories and those made in Israel proper, the country’s foreign minister said on Saturday, in comments that walked back a statement made earlier in the week by the Gulf kingdom’s trade minister.…

        On Friday evening, the Industry, Trade and Tourism Ministry of Bahrain issued a statement saying that remarks a day earlier by the trade minister had been “misinterpreted” and that Manama remained “committed to UN, Arab League and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation resolutions regarding settlements in the West Bank and the Golan Heights.…”
        The Saudis control Bahrain. Must’ve gotten a choke hold .on their leash.

  2. the gateway pundit – Attorney General Barr Considering Resigning: Report

    Attorney General William Barr is considering resigning before President Trump’s first term of office expires on January 20, according to a report by the New York Times published Sunday evening.

    Barr, who had previously served as attorney general in the George H. W. Bush administration from 1991-1993, was appointed by Trump in November 2019 to replace the hapless Jeff Sessions who had allowed the Deep State to run roughshod over him as it endeavored to remove Trump from office with the Russia collusion hoax that led to the Mueller investigation. Barr has failed to prosecute the coup plotters who from Barack Obama and Joe Biden to James Comey, John Brennan and beyond abused the powers of government to prevent Trump from taking office and then to sabotage and try to overthrow his presidency.

    Barr’s efforts to push back against the coup have been seen as weak and ineffective, with but one minor prosecution of an FBI official and interventions to dismiss the Flynn case and reduce the sentence of Roger Stone. Trump ended up pardoning Flynn and commuting Stone’s sentence.

    Barr said last week he had secretly appointed U.S. Attorney John Durham as Special Counsel to carry on his investigation into the coup, but with a narrow focus on the conduct of the FBI in the Crossfire Hurricane probe. The failure of Barr and Durham to produce indictments or even an interim report before the November election was seen as a major disappointment by Trump supporters who saw the coup plotters not only getting away with the scheme but profiting at the ballot box.

    Barr last week said he had not seen any evidence of widespread fraud that could change the results of the election.

    Trump reportedly had an “intense” meeting with Barr at the White House after his comments went public.

    Last Wednesday, a day after the reported meeting, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany declined to say if Trump had confidence in Barr, saying in response to a reporter’s question, “If we have any personnel announcements, I’ll let you know.”

    Excerpt from the New York Times report:

    Attorney General William P. Barr is considering stepping down before President Trump’s term ends next month, according to three people familiar with this thinking. One said Mr. Barr could announce his departure before the end of the year.

    It was not clear whether the attorney general’s deliberations were influenced by Mr. Trump’s refusal to concede his election loss or his fury over Mr. Barr’s acknowledgment last week that the Justice Department uncovered no widespread voting fraud. In the ensuing days, the president refused to say whether he still had confidence in his attorney general.

    One of the people insisted that Mr. Barr had been weighing his departure since before last week and that Mr. Trump had not affected the attorney general’s thinking. Another said Mr. Barr had concluded that he had completed the work that he set out to accomplish at the Justice Department.

    …Mr. Barr has not made a final decision, and the prospect of him staying on through Jan. 20 remains a possibility, the people familiar with his thinking cautioned.

    UPDATE: The Times report was confirmed by the Washington Post in an article published Sunday night (excerpt):

    Attorney General William P. Barr has told associates in recent weeks that he may leave his post before the Trump administration ends next month, according to people familiar with the discussions.

    Barr, in his second stint as the nation’s top law enforcement official, since the fall has been the target of growing criticism from President Trump and his supporters — public attacks that intensified in recent days after the attorney general said the Justice Department had not found evidence of widespread voter fraud that could affect the outcome of the presidential contest. But people close to the attorney general, speaking on the condition of anonymity to describe private conversations, said Barr’s contemplation of resigning before Jan. 20 predates that fresh burst of criticism from the right.

    Barr first broached the topic with associates shortly after Election Day, when it became clear that former vice president Joe Biden had won, according to one person familiar with the conversation. Before the election, Barr had told friends that if Trump won, he would like to stay on as attorney general for some time in the second term.

    One adviser to the president told The Washington Post last week that Barr could be fired. The New York Times reported Sunday that the attorney general was considering stepping down before mid-January…

    OCTOBER 1994 –

    William Barr, the Bush clique, and their friends at Dope, Inc.

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