The Western attempt to free Jerusalem in the Middle Ages has been condemned as Christian imperialism, while the Muslim campaigns to colonize and Islamize the Byzantine Empire, North Africa, the Balkans, Egypt, the Middle East and most of Spain, to name but a few, are celebrated as a season of enlightenment."Qatar, Saudi Arabia to Islamize One of Europe's Greatest Cathedrals." By Giulio Meotti, Gatestone Institute, 7/18/17.
18 July 2017
Bill and Hillary Clinton received large sums of money directly and indirectly from Russian officials while Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State. Bill Clinton was paid a cool $500,000 (well above his normal fee) for a speech in Moscow in 2010. Who footed the bill? An investment firm in Moscow called Renaissance Capital, which boasts deep ties to Russian intelligence.Recommended reading if you have a strong stomach.
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It seems strange that while some in Congress are eager to investigate the activities of General Mike Flynn and his contacts with Russia, they have no interest in looking into a transaction in which the Clinton Foundation received a staggering $145 million. It’s that kind of inconsistency that saps all credibility from those raising these issues.
Beyond the Clintons themselves, there is also the troubling case of one of their closest aides, John Podesta. . . .
 "Russia ties (guess who always got a free pass)." By Peter Schweizer, Fox News, 3/3/17.
17 July 2017
But there is no evidence, none at all, that Putin was ever involved in the decease of any journalist."As Anti-Trump / Anti-Russia Campaign Fails - Yascha Mounk Feeds New Lies." By b, Moon of Alabama, 7/16/17.
16 July 2017
However, it seems that "modernization" is spreading, winning our region."The Modernization of Middle East is a Sight to See." By Amir Taheri, Gatestone Institute, 7/16/17.
That thought came to me the other night as I watched some two hours of several video footages from Syria and Iraq in a special showing in a London TV studio.
I saw a "modernized" Middle East with armies marching across scorched plains, soldiers and mercenaries cursing in a dozen different languages, the choir of cannons and the choreography of armored cars and tanks. I saw refugees and displaced-person camps, barbed wires, watch-towers, loudspeakers spreading the latest version of truth. There were minefields and grieving mothers, naked children, and victims of gas attacks and chemical weapons. The skies were dotted with warplanes dropping more bombs on Syria and Iraq than on Germany during the Second World War.
Yes, and there was a frame which showed the shattered body of a child alongside his teddy-bear toy, a Western-style image of tragedy. Meanwhile, we in exile light candles and observe a minute of silence in the public squares of Paris, London or New York. Even our grief has been Westernized.
A landscape of ruins, reminding one of Berlin, Warsaw or Leningrad in 1945 -- in other words very modern, very Western. This looked like Europe in 1918 or 1945, only magnified many times over thanks to the superior power of destruction we now have.
If America stumbles into a war with Russia that all our Cold War presidents avoided, the Russia baiters and Putin haters will be put in same circle of hell by history as the idiot war hawks of 1914 and the three blind men of Versailles in 1919.As I've said a few times, we can look back on events of 100 years ago or so and wonder what were they thinking. What was of such earth-shaking importance that such massive bloodletting had to take place and, worse, continue after it became clear that the defense was the strategy of decision? Why are memories so dim in the face of death tolls in the millions?
The answer may lie in my post immediately following this one (above). "Modernization" consist not in greater understanding of human affairs but only of the uses of technology to control citizens and fleece them by a host of sly legal innovations and usurpations.
The phenomena of the massive central state and the loss of citizen control over public affairs bedevil us at this very hour. Bagmen and ward heeler politicians walk the halls of the U.S. Congress and worthless men aspire to executive power. The Bible teaches that in the end times that "men shall be lovers of their own selves, . . . Without natural affection . . . ." (2 Timothy 3:2-3. KJV.) What is more central to understanding the Western immigration catastrophe than that very thing? Our leaders have no affection for their own kind. Their natural affection affection is reserved for the foreigner and the minority. An abomination, in truth, though, as befits the temper of the times, it's much celebrated.
Consequently, is it any surprise that supposed leaders play at statecraft and recklessly pursue immoral, recondite, dishonest, and undisclosed ends? Who are these fools who decide who is worthy and who unworthy? Whose animating principle in matters relating to foreign policy is nothing more than "If you can, you should"?
Who are these morons who ignore a century of ghastly, mass slaughter and casually describe the head of a nuclear state as a thug, racist, and assassin?
 "Russia Baiters and Putin Haters." By Patrick J. Buchanan, Creators, 7/14/17.
H/t: Russia Insider.
15 July 2017
For the neocons, it’s always 1938. The enemy is always the reincarnation of Hitler, and anyone who questions the wisdom of war is denounced as an “appeaser” in the fashion of Neville Chamberlain or Lindbergh. Yet no one ever examines and challenges the assumption behind this rhetorical trope, which is that war with the enemy of the moment – whether it be Saddam Hussein, the Iranian ayatollahs, or Vladimir Putin – is inevitable and imminent.And of immense benefit to the people in the war zone and to the people of [name of Western country].
 "Tucker Carlson, Neocon Slayer." By Justin Raimondo, Antiwar.com, 7/14/17.
14 July 2017
The net result of neocon led foreign policies have [sic] resulted in thousands of dead Americans, the entire middle east reduced to rubble, millions of civilians dead and/or displaced -- and they have the stones to call Putin evil.If I recall correctly, both Max Boot and LTC Ralph ("The Unhinged") Peters, in a preceding appearance on Tucker Carlson's show, made a big deal about Putin's alleged assassination of a critical journalist(s). Yes. A yuuuge point against Putin (submitted as divine truth, of course). But Mr. Fly's question above is particularly damning in comparison to that penny ante point.
Pray tell me, who has killed more people in the world over the past 30 years, America or Russia?
Yes, yes. Killing is not to be treated lightly but in a world where military deaths on the Eastern Front once reached 10,000 a day, and death tolls in both world wars were in the millions, let us not get hypocritically exercised over every sparrow that falls to the ground. The supposed Saudi and Qatari "allies" of the U.S. have financed and supplied the jihadi scum in Syria and Iraq. It doesn't seem to have caused the U.S. to think twice about continuing that "alliance" when ISIS literally burned a caged Jordanian pilot alive. Or beheaded a 10-year-old boy.
Boot and Peters, of course, do precisely that -- climb onto their hypocritical high horse. Vladimir the Terrible.
Jeebus could we get a sense of proportion and some integrity in our public debates?
 "Tucker Carlson Annihilates Neocon Errand Boy Max Boot on Russia." By The Real Fly, Russia Insider, 7/13/17.
11 July 2017
American presidential politics are a giant fur ball of slander, innuendo, opposition research, billionaire egos, deals and back stabbings. Plenty of all-American political advisors and commentators are wide of the mark each go round and polls are for people with time on their hands or where there's only one channel in the jail. The idea that the Russians would undertake to jump into that fur ball, that bucket of snakes, that wood chipper of reputations and sanity, is an odd one in my view. Blackmail is entirely understandable but the provenance of the supposed hotel room antics of Trump left something to be desire.
But the charge is not that the Russians have something on Trump, it's that he colluded. Horror of horrors. This concern for what THE RUSSIANS might have done or are doing in America is a recent arrival in the Dem arsenal. When the Soviets had our federal government thoroughly penetrated, one Sen. McCarthy was reviled as the love child of Satan for bringing this fact to the attention of the American people. (H/t: Diana West.) NOW the drooling left is beside itself with loathing for the evil, neo-Soviet, love child of Beria: Putin.
For real manipulation of the American political process you can't beat AIPAC and its supporters in and outside our borders. A certain nation state is said to play the American Congress like a Mighty Wurlitzer but don't look for this to be on the evening news.
Too, Hillary Clinton and her husband raked in millions in speaking fees from assorted governments and people believed to be interested in influencing U.S. government policies and spending decisions. Many more millions were contributed to something called the Clinton Foundation by foreign governments, news of which governments and said millions plunked into the placid lake of American politics with not even a ripple ever to reach the far shore.
The full-court press underway against Trump is fascinating and instructive for the panic induced by Trump is revealing some of the true interests who think they are destined to control and dispose of all things American. So, as with the Syrian hypocrisy and the anti-Russian hysteria, I say keep up the greasy, non-stop hand wringing about "collusion." Please do. It's a heck of an education for us in (1) the real Who's Who in American and (2) what real hypocrisy looks like.
10 July 2017
So went the late Bob Whitaker's mantra, which is about as much truth about immigration as you can find packed into one sentence.
Why do white people have no place in Africa?.~ Comment by mog. (All comments here are from the same source.)
Driven out at the point of slaughter in state after state then reverting to savagery and starvation.
Rhodesia becomes the cesspit known as Zimbabwe.
Currently thousands of white farmers and their families are being systematically and brutally murdered in South Africa.
The world looks away.
However when it comes to the white nations of Europe - we are being forced - not least by threats and coercion - to accept millions of these semi primitive thugs - as though they have some right of occupation.
All it will do is reduce Europe to third world poverty and violence.
More wisdom on the issue of immigration from Grandad Grumps though he ran out of wisdom after the second paragraph:
Yes, it is hard to understand what is going on inside the heads of the unelected EU bureaucrats and those few elected, such as Angela and the sun godling Marcon.Then there's this bit of rock-solid common sense from The Harlequin:
It really makes one a believer in demonic possession.
Africa is such a rich continent, maybe the people of Africa should be supported, rather than stolen from or kicked out?!?
It's quite simple really. Take all the money given to NGOs, pseudo-charities and clandestine operations, add to that the combined funds from all international aid plus the proceeds of every military contract which feeds instability in vulnerable nations, throw in for good measure fifty percent of the estimated social impact costs of attempting to assimilate this massive influx, say over the next decade or so...Shovelhead's future in Germany is not bright should he choose to go there or stay there:
...then spend it all on repatriation and foreign infrastructural investment programs, while policing arms, drugs and human trafficking to the absolute hilt at strong, uncompromising frontiers. We will soon see that there is no "refugee" problem, that cultural integrity is NOT an immoral concept, expose and denounce the hypocrisy of the politicians behind the current agenda, and remove them from power. Jean-Claude Junckers is top of my list of incompetent Eurocrats to get a long deserved ass-kicking!
Anything that isn't unabashed praise or even acceptance of Merkel's policy is deemed HATE SPEECH and "promotes xenophobia".Responsibility for the destruction of Europe is shared by many.
Because we all know that "stop importing Muslims" is exactly the same as "Kill all Muslims".
Barbara Lerner Specter says Jews will play a leading role in making Europe multicultural. Somebody told her to shut up after she made that particular comment so further details won't be forthcoming from her why she thinks Europe is, uh, too "monolithic," meaning "too white." But it's more than just her announced agenda. Satanic is the operative word in the actions of all the actors working to bring this about. Human understanding is inadequate when it is time to try to understand the evil that behind this.
But make no mistake. Destruction and massive killing is the precise goal of all. People intend the natural consequences of their acts. The rest of what they say is just garbage. Every single official action on this issue will be the precise opposite of what common sense and love of one's own kind would dictate.
This is the modern phenomenon of obtuseness. Official conduct that is exactly the opposite of what centuries of human experience would affirm. Masked leftist scum rioting int he streets and attacking decent citizens? Old-time approach? Crack heads, arrest people for wearing masks in order to commit violence, read the Riot Act, clear the streets. Modern approach: encourage, praise, ignore, and support scum.
 On "Europe's Mass Migration: The Leaders Vs. The Public." By Douglas Murray, Zero Hedge, 7/10/17.
09 July 2017
Unlike their coalition partners, and unlike previous combat operations, no name was initially given to the conflict against ISIS by the U.S. government. . . .The legal basis for the U.S. war on Syria is as elusive as the punch line in a shaggy dog story. Let's not go THERE.
The U.S. decided in October 2014 to name its military efforts against ISIS as "Operation Inherent Resolve" . . . .
You must be some kind of disturber to wonder why the U.S. is involved in a coalition with the scum of the earth that supports the scum of the earth who are fighting one of the more enlightened and popular governments in the Middle East. Let's replace the current Syrian government with Islamic rapine, killing, anarchy and a medieval experience that would appall even Angela Merkel.
Let's show the world what American foreign policy leadership is capable of.
 "Operation Inherent Resolve." Wikipedia.