A history lesson for Erdogan in cartoons

Yair Netanyahu Triggers Erdogan with ‘Istanbul is Constantinople’ Tweet

TEL AVIV – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday called on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to “twist the ear” of his son Yair to punish him for calling Istanbul by its former name of Constantinople.

“You should twist the ear of your son for calling Istanbul Constantinople,” Israel’s Kan broadcaster quoted Erdogan as saying.

 

“I have ways of disciplining Israel if Netanyahu’s son continues to use shameful nicknames, things like Islambol,” the Turkish strongman added.

 

The Turkish leader and the elder Netanyahu had been exchanging barbs over Twitter before the younger Netanyahu joined the fray.

 

“I will remind him that Istanbul is actually a city called Constantinople! The capital of the Byzantine empire and center of orthodox Christianity for more then [sic] a thousand years before Turkish occupation!” Yair Netanyahu tweeted.

Historical clip of Erdogan reading famous poem of Islamic conquest

This is a rather significant historical clip of now dictator of Turkey, Racip Erdogan, reading a famous poem of Islamic manifest destiny to a crowd in a speech. you can hear a jubilant “Allah hu ackbar” at the end where the video finishes.

Thanks to Amy Mek who sent it in, and an anonymous translator from Turkish to English who checked to make sure this is indeed the first 4 lines of this famous poem.

The Soviet Story

Some discussion has percolated around a photo I posted yesterday of a Nazi coin with Soviet iconography. I also tweeted it out to the delight of many and the annoyance of one, who simply made claims and offered no supporting evidence that Nazism and Communism were, as he claimed, “polar opposites”.

My source for this photo was a screen capture from this stellar film, and may I say, this is one of the most important documentaries, not to mention under-watched, I am aware of at all.

In fact it should be mandatory for all college and high school curricula. Perhaps the new Premiere of Ontario could put this in to replace forcing children to think that sexual fetishes are somehow an ethnic group worthy of special rights.

Drone footage of Auschwitz

“He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past”.

In a recent conversation with a friend the insight came up that the extent to which communist/socialist horrors are being expunged and redacted from any public record is staggering. Stephen Harper, the right leader for a Canada not yet ready for that degree of wake-up call, had proposed a monument to the victims of communism. Anyone having read the Gulag Archipelago, or even listening to a friend who’s family is from behind the iron curtain would know its an idea way past due and urgently needed.

The Trudeau government using its usual eel like incremental deceptions, managed to flush the idea both from its legislated location, and eventually so that it would not be built at all.

Why is that I wonder?

ANd in that spirit, the spirit of massively reawakened antisemitism coupled with Holocaust denial, coupled with Holocaust 2.0, Islamic removal of Jews from Europe, then everywhere, I felt it was a good idea to post this:

Please click the Full Screen button.

H/T TL.

 

Montreal lamp post

How this is allowed in Montreal while a Nazi one is not is still a matter of some mystery.

Which leads me to a pre-review I want to do at some point soon.

I am well into the audio-book version of Diana West’s excellent and gripping book, American Betrayal, which deals with exactly this question. Why did the Nuremberg trials seem to be the penultimate of Western justice, while no such event happened after the fall of the Berlin Wall?

Why did the US allow the Russians to take so much territory after the War?

What is the connection, if any, between communist subversion of the US government back in the day to Islamic subversion now?

Its a really fantastic listen, and not at all dry or academic, although the scholarship is as good as any.

I totally recommend this book for those interested in finding out the missing pieces of those nagging questions about the history of communism and its effects on American government figures, and a lot more.

Audible will try and cajole and maneuver you into buying a $15.00/month membership. You don’t have to, you can just buy the audio or physical book at Amazon.com

I will do a more complete review of it when I get to the end.

Eeyore for VladTepesBlog.

 

 

 

Poland and Israel. An awful conflict, and Israel is simply wrong

This is a post I have been putting off for weeks. In a way I guess, its proof that you can be critical of Israel and not be an antisemite, even though it remains true that in the staggering majority of cases it does mean exactly that.

A little while ago, the Polish government passed a very bad law for very good reasons.

In essence, it says that you cannot refer to any part of the Holocaust as being “Polish” or Auschwitz as a Polish death camp, because it was in reality, historically, and in fact a German death camp on occupied Polish territory by the Nazi government of the day.

The Poles, quite rightfully, do not wish to bear the burden of a historical atrocity for which they do not bear a responsibility.

The Israeli Government has come out strongly against this bill, and not at all for the reasons anyone should. The basic right of freedom of speech, especially political. But for another reason concerning its content.

Official statement by Polish Prime Minister:

I think it would be banal to talk about the Holocaust and its nature in this context. The fact is there are antisemites all over the world, and the Polish government explaining in very clear terms that they viewed their Jewish population as being Poles and that this was an affront and an atrocity against Polish people, is a perfectly respectable way to view this situation.

Concern should be at the enormous percentage of Islamic migrants to Europe who have been quoted very very often as saying “we love the Germans because of what they did to the Jews”.

This perception of the Poles means that they clearly see the Holocaust as an atrocity. An enormous one. And wanting to distance themselves from it is the right attitude, even if it is a spin of sorts.

And although I am not a scholar of this history to this level of detail, it is true that there are more Poles awarded the Righteous Among the Nations for people who hid, at the risk of their own lives and their families. Poland was the ONLY country in Nazi occupied Europe, where there was a death penalty for assisting Jewish people.

This can be seen clearly in Israel at the forest for the Righteous among nations at Yadvashem.

Poland: 6,706 honoured for their assistance to Jews.

Second is the Netherlands, with 5,595 and they did not have the death penalty for assisting Jewish people.

Remember, for Poland, this was at the cost of their lives if caught. Imagine yourself in this position. Refusing to help Jews under these conditions would not necessarily be antisemitism. It would just be a wise health decision.

Given this, the Poles have earned a right to distance themselves from Nazi atrocities and socialist ‘human-perfecting’ programs.

Letter from French government official in 1928 questioning leftist and Islamic cooperation

This letter was tweeted out some days ago and found its way to my inbox.

It was from a PhD candidate at Columbia, learning and writing about North Africa, the Sahel, and France. Visiting Fellow, European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR).

Ava Lon was good enough to translate it for us all.

It is worth noting that 1928 is the year of the formation of the Muslim Brotherhood, the organization which is at the root of most of the world’s problems today, including but not limited to, North Korea.

The letter suggests the explanation for that claim. Also that North Korea and Iran are clearly running parallel nuclear weapons programs, and that there is in fact a mosque in Pyongyang and its one of the nicest buildings there, and the muslims in it all look well fed.

Translation below the letter image:

Colonial Ministry — Paris, April 24, 1928
Department of Muslim Affairs

Request for information on #I74 [sic]
“Salafiya” in AOF [French West Africa]

COLONIAL MINISTER
to the Governor General of AOF [French West Africa]
DAKAR

For a few years now, there has been a renewal movement in the Islamic world that should, it seems, be attracting our attention.

This intellectual movement known as the “Salafi” movement tends to realize reforms in the religious order which must return the practices of worship to the purity of primitive Islam. Although it is developing outside the influence of IBN SEOUD and the Ulemas [Sunni Islamic scholars] of the Nedjd, [Nejd or Najd, central part of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia] it is not unlike, at various points, Arabian Wahhabism, and has sometimes been confused with it. It is already very active in Morocco,

Algeria and Tunisia. It seems that the Communist agitators are interested in it, as they are interested in anything that can disturb the established order, exalt particularisms and cause confusion.

But even if it is not used by European elements hostile to our influence, the “Salafi” movement does not fail to present, from the point of view of public order and the maintenance of our authority, serious dangers against which it is necessary to protect ourselves. Its actions, as is the rule in Islam and in all religious schisms, will certainly leave the theological field and become political.

On the other hand, this religious reform, in fact, attacks all the religious personalities whose attachment to the reigning tradition and devotion to our cause allowed them to occupy a leading position. It is also hostile to the congregations that have such a large place in the religious life of the Muslims of the AOF [French West Africa] and whose contributions we have appreciated.