Reader’s Links for August 18th, 2022

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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59 Replies to “Reader’s Links for August 18th, 2022”

    • Depression, I was wrong

      […]Sensitivity analyses revealed that antidepressants were strongly associated with lower serotonin levels independently of depression.

      Discussion

      This review suggests that the huge research effort based on the serotonin hypothesis has not produced convincing evidence of a biochemical basis to depression.

      This is consistent with research on many other biological markers

      We suggest it is time to acknowledge that the serotonin theory of depression is not empirically substantiated

      Some evidence was consistent with the possibility that long-term antidepressant use reduces serotonin concentration.

    • Olaf Scholz’s latest problem: Did he waive bank’s €47M tax bill?

      German chancellor will face an official inquiry into a 2017 decision when he was mayor of Hamburg.

      BERLIN — What did Olaf Scholz know, and when did he know it?

      The answers could well determine the future of the German chancellor, who will face an official inquiry into a 2017 decision when he was mayor of Hamburg to not collect €47 million in tax arrears from a private local bank accused of defrauding the government.

      Scholz’s Friday grilling by a parliamentary committee in Hamburg promised to be a routine affair until reports in German media on Wednesday cited new evidence that his inner circle knew more about the plan to give the bank — M.M. Warburg — a free pass.

      The renewed focus on his Hamburg days could not come at a worse time for the chancellor. Less than a year after it was formed, Scholz’s three-party alliance with the Greens and liberal Free Democrats has been plagued by infighting as it struggles to cope with a host of crises triggered by Russia’s war against Ukraine, from a gas shortage to surging inflation and a flagging economy. Nearly two-thirds of Germans say they are unhappy with the government, according to a public television poll released earlier this month.

      […]The scandal, known as the “Cum Ex affair,” involved a far-reaching scam by international banks, traders and hedge funds to defraud European governments of billions by claiming refunds for taxes they never paid. M.M. Warburg was a small, if prominent, player in the scheme.

      The affair has dogged Scholz, who served as mayor of Hamburg until he became German finance minister in 2018, for years. In the absence of a smoking gun, Scholz’s insistence that he wasn’t involved in the decision to let the bank off the hook, and that he couldn’t remember meeting with top bank executives at the time, helped him dodge a reckoning. Until now.

      The latest revelations surround Scholz’s claim that the 2017 decision not to collect the Warburg money was taken by the city’s financial administration without political influence. However, a cache of emails and confidential testimony detailed Wednesday by an investigative German media consortium (including public broadcaster NDR, business monthly Manager Magazin and current affairs weekly Stern) suggest that both Scholz and his closest associates were more involved in the decision than they let on.

      The biggest revelation is an email from Scholz’s chief secretary, Jeanette Schwamberger, to his chief of staff in the spring of 2021 regarding a parliamentary committee request for details of Scholz’s meetings related to Cum Ex and Warburg. In the email, Schwamberger says Scholz, then German finance minister and a candidate for chancellor, needed to “sort out” (those are her quote marks) how to characterize a series of meetings he had as Hamburg mayor with SPD party colleagues lobbying for Warburg. That process ended up taking several weeks. In the end, Scholz sent a vague response one day before the hearing.

      Authorities subsequently discovered more than €200,000 in cash in the safety-deposit box of one of the officials Scholz met with, Johannes Kahrs, a prominent SPD politician from Hamburg. Kahrs, who has declined to disclose the source of the money, faces a criminal investigation, as do several other of Scholz’s Hamburg associates.

      more :

      https://www.politico.eu/article/olaf-scholz-germany-problem-waive-bank-47-million-tax-bill/

    • reuters – AUG 18 2022 – Biden administration readies about $800 mln in additional security aid for Ukraine -sources

      WASHINGTON, Aug 18 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden’s administration is readying about $800 million of additional military aid to Ukraine and could announce it as soon as Friday, three sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

      Biden would authorize the assistance using his Presidential Drawdown Authority, which allows the president to authorize the transfer of excess weapons from U.S. stocks, the sources told Reuters.

      The sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, said that an announcement could slip into next week, cautioning that weapons packages can change in value before they are announced.

      The White House declined to comment.

      Since Russian troops poured over the Ukrainian border in February in what Russian President Vladimir Putin termed a “special military operation,” the conflict has settled into a war of attrition fought primarily in the east and south of Ukraine.

      Washington has sent billions of dollars in security assistance to the Kyiv government.

      https://www.reuters.com/world/biden-administration-readies-about-800-mln-additional-security-aid-ukraine-2022-08-18/

  1. CHANGE: Nearly 2 Million Kids Left Public Schools Between 2020 And 2021
    By ProTrumpNews Staff
    Published August 18, 2022 at 8:45am
    Comment

    According to enrollment data, nearly 2 million students stopped attending public schools between 2020 and 2021.

    In the spring of 2020, 81% of students were enrolled in district-operated schools – that number dropped to 72% by November 2020

    Many states also saw a sharp increase in homeschooling during that time.

    There was a 63% increase in homeschooling between 2020-2021 — and only fell 17% the next year.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/08/change-nearly-2-million-kids-stopped-attending-public-schools-2020-2021/

  2. I Don’t Know What’s Happening. I Don’t Know Why the Policy Has Not Changed” – Lt. John Bowes Discusses Grounding of 700 US Pilots Due to Vaccine Mandates with TGP’s Jim Hoft (VIDEO)
    By Maggie Flavin
    Published August 18, 2022 at 8:15am
    74 Comments

    From the time he was a child, USAF pilot Lt. John Bowes has dreamt of flying and protecting his nation. For now, the COVID vaccine mandates forced upon our military have derailed those dreams.

    Bowes submitted a request for a religious accommodation last year to the US military to excuse him from taking the experimental COVID vaccine, a request that was later denied.

    Lt. Bowes has been grounded since the denial last September.

    Advertisement – story continues

    Approximately, 700 military pilots have been grounded for refusing the COVID experimental vaccine on moral grounds.

    They are still grounded despite the fact that the CDC admits that there is no significant difference in COVID transmission between vaccinated and unvaccinated persons.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/08/dont-know-happening-dont-know-policy-not-changed-lt-john-bowes-discusses-grounding-700-us-pilots-due-covid-vaccine-tgps-jim-hoft-video/

  3. One Year Ago Today — Biden Regime Tells Americans Trapped in Kabul “We Cannot Guarantee Your Security” — Thousands Left Stranded
    By Jim Hoft
    Published August 18, 2022 at 7:30am
    90 Comments

    One year ago today–

    CBS reporter Sara Cook posted this note that was sent out to American citizens trapped in Kabul

    The note was sent to Americans trying to escape Afghanistan after the Taliban took control of the city over the weekend. The Biden administration told Americans to make their way to the Kabul airport But they could not guarantee their security as they made their way there.

    A congressional aide told CBS there were no partners left in Afghanistan to safely get the 10- to 15,000 Americans trapped around the country to the capital of Kabul.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/08/one-year-ago-today-biden-regime-tells-americans-trapped-kabul-cannot-guarantee-security-thousands-left-stranded/

  4. Something is Looming Geopolitically, and We Better Start Taking It Seriously
    August 18, 2022 | Sundance | 603 Comments
    As a result of western governments’ taking collective action under the auspices of a ‘climate change’ agenda, we are on the cusp of something happening with ramifications that no one has ever seen before.

    Western governments’, specifically western Europe, North America (U.S-Canada) and Australia/New Zealand, are intentionally trying to lower economic activity to meet the intentional drop in energy production.

    This is the core consequence of the Build Back Better agenda as promoted by the World Economic Forum.

    Anyone who says there is a reference point to determine both the short-term and long-term consequences is lying. There is no precedent for nations’ collectively and intentionally trying to reduce economic activity.

    Hiding behind the false justification that current inflation is driven by too much demand, central banks in Europe, the Bank of England, Bank of Canada and U.S. federal reserve are raising interest rates. The outcome we are currently feeling is an intentional economic contraction and global recession.

    The Build Back Better monetary poli

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/blog/2022/08/18/something-is-looming-geopolitically-and-we-better-start-taking-it-seriously/#more-236718

    • All of the evidence says the Western Leaders are either believing the Greens about the Climate scam. Or are using that as an excuse to destroy Western Civilization.

      Either way the entire world is facing a massive economic collapse. This collapse will cause massive economic migration and wars as the population of the poorer nations struggle to try and find food, water and medicine.

      Not too far in the past this idea would have been tim foil hat terroritory but nothing else fits the evidence.

      • Undermining one’s own nation to bring about a better form of governance. Supranational, with superior people at the helm, technocrats.
        hmm…
        …Trotsky with capitalist characteristics?

        Old corruptocrats like Schumer and Merkel have been collaborating with eyes wide open. They’ve made careers out of working the angles.

        The new crop of chiefs-of-state and their cabinets – from NZ to Estonia – they’re plug-&-play. Literally reading from the same talking points.

  5. ctv -No drugs, just lots of dancing at ‘wild’ party: Finland PM Sanna Marin

    Finland’s prime minister says she did not take any drugs during a “wild” party in a private home, adding she did nothing wrong when letting her hair down and partying with friends.
    A video posted on a social media shows six people dancing and mimicking a song in front of a camera, including Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin. Later in the video, Marin, 36, is on her knees on what seems to be the dance floor with her arms behind her head dancing while mimicking a song.

    “I’m disappointed that it has become public. I spent the evening with friends. Partied, pretty wild, yes. Danced and sang,” she was quoted Thursday as saying by Finnish broadcaster YLE.

    https://www.ctvnews.ca/world/finnish-pm-no-drugs-just-lots-of-dancing-at-wild-party-1.6032058

      • She’s too young. Not enough life experience or knowledge thereof.
        Finland applied for NATO membership, she shouldn’t have done that. She panicked without realizing the consequences.
        They have a feminist society and nothing good comes from that.

        • WEF – Finland’s prime minister on why innovation alone can’t tackle the climate crisis

          – Finland has some of the most ambitious climate targets in the world – it intends to be climate neutral by 2035.

          – This bold strategy identifies the central role technological innovation can play in finding scalable alternatives to fossil fuels.

          – But technology alone cannot solve the climate crisis – governments around the world need to create policy frameworks that enable the green transition.

          This is one of a series of articles written by Young Global Leaders with action-oriented ideas to improve the state of the world by 2030.

          Climate change and biodiversity loss are the most pressing challenges of our time, so all responsible political leaders must offer long-term policies for confronting them effectively. We need clear strategies based on achievable targets, and we must be bold in deploying all means at our disposal. In particular, any credible climate strategy must take proper account of technological innovation.

          With the goal of becoming climate neutral by 2035 and carbon negative (removing more atmospheric carbon than is emitted) soon thereafter, Finland’s climate targets are among the most ambitious in the world. My country aims to be a leader among advanced economies, not just in terms of emissions reductions, but also by ushering in a circular economy focused on sustainability and the elimination of waste. Our plan is to double our resource efficiency and circularity rate (the percentage of all material that is fed back into the economy) by 2035.

          […]“The best [climate change] solutions will be the ones that can be scaled-up in industrialized and developing countries alike.”

          — Sanna Marin, Prime Minister of Finland.

          more :

          https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2021/05/finland-prime-minister-tackle-climate-crisis/
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          […]In 2020, Sanna Marin, the youngest prime minister in Finland’s history, and Annika Saarikko, deputy prime minister and minister of science and culture, became members of the exclusive Young Global Leaders (YGL) network, an organization closely connected to the World Economic Forum (WEF).

          […]The Forum of Young Global Leaders isa five-year programme that brings together leaders from different fields across the globe. The programme enables its members to develop new skills and provides them with privileged access to a network of elites. It is thus a concentration of cultural and social as well as symbolic capital that the network’s members have a chance to accumulate.

          For example, the international reputation of Sanna Marin as the world’s youngest prime minister arguably makes her appealing to the YGL programme.

          https://www.graduateinstitute.ch/communications/news/forum-young-global-leaders-and-overlapping-fields-power

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          JUNE 04 2022 – Finland Prime Minister Sanna Marin to conclude US visit

          Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin has concluded a three-day visit to Washington DC, where she attended the Bilderberg Group meeting.

          […]Marin may use the Bilderberg meeting as an opportunity to enhance Finnish security interests and pitch Finland’s commitment toward a transatlantic response to Russia. Marin will also likely face challenges with Finland joining the alliance, as Turkey now opposes it.

          https://www.foreignbrief.com/daily-news/finland-prime-minister-sanna-marin-to-conclude-us-visit/

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          BBC -Inside Finland’s female-led government

          Finland is led by< a coalition of five female party leaders, and is home to the world’s youngest woman prime minister, Sanna Marin.

    • europravda – Sanna Marin: Finland’s prime minister hits back over party video criticism

      The leaked video shows the prime minister at a private party with friends, singing to Finnish pop hits and dancing – but there’s also a cocaine reference heard in the background.

    • Trash. You think Prez Z is any more sober minded?

      The DeepState enlists _Trash_ to tag along in its entourage for the Great Game. Dreaming of dismembering Russia.

    • Neil Oliver and Mark Steyn: the WEF has been rumbled

      Neil Oliver and Mark Steyn discuss the gaslighting of the people as the great WEF reset gathers pace.

      This is no longer tin hat conspiracy territory now all those observers who once existed at the fringes of mainstream media are looking suspiciously like they have calling been evil control intentions of the Bildeberg/WEF mobsters correctly – as the various “people control” projects since the climate misdirection and pandemic hysteria have joined up, aligned and dropped into place.

      Mark Steyn and Neil Oliver sum it up as well as anyone and Oliver delivers his weekly joined-up monologues with absolute authority.

      Russell Brand, Paul Joseph Watson, Brian Gerrish, Mahyar Tousi, An0maly, Pat Condell, Alex Belfield, Toby Young have all been making largely the same observations for over a year now,

  6. europravda – British army trains Ukrainian soldiers in urban combat techniques

    Ukrainian soldiers are receiving urban combat training at military bases in England as part of a programme to train 10,000 recruits, many of whom have little military experience.

  7. Whose Side Was She On? Biden Called Liz Cheney After Defeat
    By ProTrumpNews Staff
    Published August 18, 2022 at 11:00am
    58 Comments

    According to a new report, Liz Cheney received a call from Joe Biden after she lost her primary race in Wyoming.

    It is unknown at this time what was said on the call.

    Biden reached out to Cheney, who earned the ire of the former president when she voted to impeach him over his role in the January 6, 2021 insurrection and her subsequent work on the congressional committee investigating the matter, according to a person familiar with the conversation.

    The White House declined to comment. A Cheney spokesman did not immediately respond to requests to comment on the call.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/08/whose-side-biden-called-liz-cheney-defeat/

  8. (Richard: It looks like J.E. Dyer was right, the raid was about suppressing evidence in the RICO case.)

    WAR ROOM BOMBSHELL! Deep State Was After Crossfire Hurricane Documents at Mar-a-Lago (VIDEO)
    By Jim Hoft
    Published August 18, 2022 at 9:56am
    219 Comments

    As Joe Hoft reported yesterday at The Gateway Pundit — The brazen raid of President Trump’s home in Florida, Mar-a-Lago, likely has its roots in the Russia collusion story with a particular focus on Peter Strzok and his affiliation with the CIA.

    We reported back in May 2020 that Peter Strzok was somehow connected to the CIA. General Michael Flynn’s attorney Sidney Powell even said so on Hannity’s show on FOX News at that time

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/08/war-room-bombshell-deep-state-crossfire-hurricane-documents-mar-lago-video/

  9. TOO FAR: “Thought Police” at YouTube REMOVE *Congressional Debate* Video From Platform for Discussing Election Integrity
    By Brian Lupo
    Published August 18, 2022 at 9:15am
    200 Comments
    Thought Police over at YouTube strike again. This time, they attacked the Government Integrity Project in New Hampshire by issuing their channel a warning and REMOVING a debate for the Congressional 1st District in New Hampshire.

    YouTube issued a “warning” and took down the entire debate stating it violated their rule by containing content that “advances false claims that widespread fraud, errors, or glitches changed the outcome of the U.S. 2020 presidential election“

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/08/far-thought-police-youtube-remove-congressional-debate-video-platform-discussing-election-integrity/

  10. FBI Unit Leading Mar-a-Lago Probe Earlier Ran Discredited Trump-Russia Investigation

    By Paul Sperry, RealClearInvestigations
    August 18, 2022
    The FBI division overseeing the investigation of former President Trump’s handling of classified material at his Mar-a-Lago residence is also a focus of Special Counsel John Durham’s investigation of the bureau’s alleged abuses of power and political bias during its years-long Russiagate probe of Trump.

    Patrick Henry College
    Brian Auten: Discredited over Carter Page spy warrants but still handling sensitive cases.
    Patrick Henry College

    The FBI’s nine-hour, 30-agent raid of the former president’s Florida estate is part of a counterintelligence case run out of Washington – not Miami, as has been widely reported – according to FBI case documents and sources with knowledge of the matter. The bureau’s counterintelligence division led the 2016-2017 Russia “collusion” investigation of Trump, codenamed “Crossfire Hurricane.”

    Although the former head of Crossfire Hurricane, Peter Strzok, was fired after the disclosure of his vitriolic anti-Trump tweets, several members of his team remain working in the counterintelligence unit, the sources say, even though they are under active investigation by both Durham and the bureau’s disciplinary arm, the Office of Professional Responsibility. The FBI declined to respond to questions

    https://www.realclearinvestigations.com/articles/2022/08/18/fbi_unit_leading_mar-a-lago_probe_previously_led_russiagate_hoax_848582.html

  11. The FBI Raid on Mar-a-Lago Has Awakened the GOP
    by Luis Miguel August 17, 2022

    FBI’s search of President Donald Trump’s personal residence was an unethical violation of law and order and further evidence of the government’s decline into a vindictive, corrupt cartel no better than Latin America’s banana republics.

    But there’s a silver lining in it, namely that it served as a wake-up call to many on the Right about how dangerous the feds have become to our freedom. And the wake-up was not only to everyday Americans, but to Republican politicians in high office.

    Of course, for most of the politicians who are currently crying out against the search, it’s not a question of principle, but of political expediency. They see the base riled up about the political witch hunt being waged against the highly popular President Trump and feel impelled to speak out against it to remain popular with voters.

    However, whether they’re speaking out because of patriotism or self-interest isn’t important. What matters is the result, which is that the GOP is now unifying around President Trump and against the federal government, particularly its ostensible “law

    https://thenewamerican.com/the-fbi-raid-on-mar-a-lago-has-awakened-the-gop/

  12. TCivil War’ Porn
    Those who warn most of some mythical civil war are those most likely to incite one.
    By Victor Davis Hanson

    August 17, 2022
    As Joe Biden’s polls stagnate and the midterms approach, we are now serially treated to yet another progressive melodrama about the dangers of a supposed impending radical right-wing violent takeover.

    This time the alleged threat is a Neanderthal desire for a “civil war.”

    The FBI raid on Donald Trump’s Florida home, the dubious rationale for such a historic swoop, and the popular pushback at the FBI and Department of Justice from roughly half the country have further fueled these giddy “civil war” conjectures.

    Recently “presidential historian” Michael Beschloss speculated about the parameters of such an envisioned civil war.

    Beschloss is an ironic source. Just days earlier, he

    https://amgreatness.com/2022/08/17/civil-war-porn/

  13. Catholics Call Out Biden Over Church Attacks — Ask Why He Doesn’t Respond Like JFK
    By ProTrumpNews Staff
    Published August 18, 2022 at 11:45am
    149 Comments
    CatholicVote, a top Catholic group, is planning a massive ad campaign urging Biden to condemn the attacks on churches all across America.

    The ad shows President John F. Kennedy condemning church attacks as “cowardly.” The ad also shows the various attacks on churches and crisis pregnancy centers.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/08/catholics-call-biden-church-attacks-ask-doesnt-respond-like-jfk/

  14. BREAKING: Judge Orders Portions of Trump FBI Raid Affidavit to be Unsealed – Biden DOJ Will Make Redactions!
    By Cristina Laila
    Published August 18, 2022 at 1:43pm
    56 Comments
    Major media outlets are demanding the release of the probable cause affidavit behind the FBI’s raid of Trump’s Florida residence.

    Conservative watchdog Judicial Watch also demanded the release of the affidavit.

    Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton issued the following statement in response the Biden Justice Department’s opposition to Judicial Watch’s Motion to Unseal:

    It seems like the Biden Justice Department is telling the court what to do. Respectfully, the court should make its own independent assessment of the compelling public interest in transparency about this abusive raid. The ‘criminal investigation’ the Biden administration is covering up reeks of corruption and dishonesty – and is based on a reinvention of law about presidential records that is at odds with the U.S. Constitution, court rulings, federal statutes, and prior government legal positions and practice. No administration should be able to raid the home of a form

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/08/breaking-judge-orders-portions-trump-fbi-raid-affidavit-unsealed/

  15. I remember when Christine Douglass-Williams was fired (many called it a hit job) by Heritage Minister Melanie Joly. She dared to criticize political Islam and Muslim Advocacy Groups described her commentary as Islamophobic.

    The Heritage Department funds community Media Advocacy Center to combat hate speech. Laith Marouf is a Syrian-born “pro-Palestine” activist and an anti-racists Senior consultant.

    When will he be fired in Justine Trudeau’s circle or are Canadians just supposed to “TOLERATE” this hate monger?

    LAITH @LaithMarouf
    I have a motto: Life is too short for shoes with laces, or for entertaining Jewish
    Whits Supremacists with anything but a bullet to the head.

    June 16 The Palestinian offer of peace to the Zionists, is the same offer Saladin gave to Crusaders:
    —Accept equality, and you can stay unharmed
    —Loot everything and leave, we will not get in your way.
    —Fight us and you will die.
    Simple, just and uncompromising.

    LAITH @Laith_Marouf-1d
    You know all those loud mouth bags of human feces, aka the Jewish White Supremacists; when we liberate Palestine and they have to go back to where they came from, they will return to being low voiced bitches of their Christian / secular White Supremacist Masters.

  16. Caroline Glick: ‘In Israel and the US, an assault on democracy using the language of law’

    In Israel and the U.S., unelected jurists and police forces are arrogating themselves the right to decide what is the law and to use it as a political tool, Caroline Glick and Abraham Bell, a Law Professor at Bar Ilan University, argue on this week’s episode of “Mideast News Hour.”

    “[Criminal] charges are part of the political game and are designed to drive people out of office or out of positions,” Bell tells Glick. “[They] are used selectively in order to achieve political aims.”

    Bell explains how in his view these mechanisms are behind the trials of former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

    According to Bell, “no matter how much the prosecution continues to show that it acted corruptly in putting together this case, and it acted incompetently in believing that it has a case, no matter how much that happens, I think that at the end of this, there is a conviction.”

  17. Heart-warming tidbit:
    Palestinian Islamic State leader in Sinai killed by Egyptian forces

    The leader of Islamic State in Sinai responsible for the death of 305 Egyptians in a 2017 mosque massacre has been killed in fighting with the Egyptian Armed Forces, the Sinai United Tribes announced on Monday.

    Hamza Adel Muhammad Al-Zamili, better known by the Jihadi moniker Abu Kazem Al-Maqdisi, was killed in combat along with nine other Islamic State fighters. Three others were arrested, and as of Tuesday, Egyptian military operations were still underway, according to the Sinai United Tribes, which is aligned with the Egyptian government.

    Rawdah mosque massacre

    In 2017, 305 people at Al Rawdah mosque in the northern Sinai were killed in a bombing and gun attack during Friday prayers. Many of those killed were reportedly Sufis, a branch of Islam that is considered idolatrous by the Islamic State. Maqdisi was reportedly responsible for the attack.

    “The armed forces and the police will avenge our martyrs and restore security and stability with the utmost force,” Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said in a televised address at the time.

    “What is happening is an attempt to stop us from our efforts in the fight against terrorism, to destroy our efforts to stop the terrible criminal plan that aims to destroy what is left of our region.”

    https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/isis-threat/article-715016

  18. Lily Tang Williams
    https://www.lilytangwilliams.com/

    The Liberty Daily Link:

    PREMIERING 7:30PM ET: ‘Equity’ Is a Communist Tactic That Destroys Nations: Cultural Revolution Survivor Lily Tang Williams
    American Thought Leaders – Premiere on August 18 at 7:30 p.m. ET.
    https://www.theepochtimes.com/equity-is-a-communist-tactic-that-destroys-nations-cultural-revolution-survivor-lily-tang-williams_4673521.html?utm_source=partner&utm_campaign=TheLibertyDaily

  19. OK, just have to vent … home from work, glass of wine (that’s the culprit), member of the household watching CNN. Talking head reporting about Salaman Rushie. I don’t know how many times they said it … “WHAT COULD HAVE MOTIVATED SUCH AN ATTACK????” We’re trying to find out WHAT COULD HAVE MOTIVATED IT?

    OMG. Will we ever find out?

    What could have possibly motivated it?

  20. Lebanon: Gutmenschen in the West promoting multiculti should be required to display a disclaimer, a graphic warning. Say, a skull-&-crossbones superimposed on the flag of Lebanon.

    Lebanon: Democracy? A multi-sectarian state goes TRIBAL in a democracy. Flavors of Islam don’t mix well, Christians and other minorities are destabilized. Sects form alliances of convenience, for example Maronite Eastern Catholic plus secular Sunni, vs. Armenian Orthodox plus Shiite Twelver.

    Any and all of them flip on a dime.
    Paranoia so extreme, it goes beyond universal. It’s cosmic.
    ………………

    MEMRI @MEMRIReports
    Lebanese Researcher Imad Rizk: UNIFIL Leaks Sensitive Information about Lebanese Officers to Israel – It Must Stop, Or Its Hand Will Be “Chopped Off”; We Demand Israel Pay $860 Million in Reparations for 2006 War
    @UNIFIL_ @antonioguterres
    #Lebanon #Hizbullah

    https://twitter.com/MEMRIReports/status/1560100505283616769

    • Lebanese Researcher Imad Rizk: UNIFIL Leaks Sensitive Information about Lebanese Officers to Israel

      In a video posted to the Spot Shot YouTube channel on August 12, 2022, Lebanese researcher Imad Rizk claimed that in negotiations meetings between Lebanon and Israel, UNIFIL leaks to Israel sensitive information about Lebanese officers and their families.

      He said that if UNIFIL does not stop this, its hand will be “chopped off” and it will become an accomplice in Israel’s “aggression” against Lebanon.

      In addition, Rizk said that Lebanon wants Israel to pay $860 million in reparations for the 2006 Second Lebanon War, that Lebanon will demand more money if Israel doesn’t pay, and that “next time” Lebanon will demand reparations for the 2020 Beirut Port explosion.

  21. 17:40 – Meeting with in Lviv with UN, Prez Z, Erdogan, others. Russia publishes map of potential radiation drift from playing nuclear-power-plant-chicken.

    U.S. neocons want to send HIMARS with 300 km range – i.e. target Russia. Of course we won’t provide the intel necessary for such escalatory strikes: “Our hands are clean!”

    – – cute – –

    The U.K. provides the intel, NATO Pole pulls the trigger. Baltic chihuahuas woof, woof! in joy!

    Are the other Nato countries onboard with this? Or have the govts of Germany, France, and Italy been neutered?
    – – – Inept leaders, unstable coalitions.
    – – – Coincidentally. Just when sober thinking is most urgent.

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