Gates of Vienna News Feed 1/28/2017

The executive order limiting immigration that was signed yesterday by President Donald Trump is having an effect. A number of people were forced to turn back at various airports in the US, and some were barred from boarding US-bound flights at foreign airports. Lawyers for a coalition of refugees’ rights groups financed by George Soros are planning to file suit to overturn Mr. Trump’s order.

In other news, police in the culturally enriched southern Swedish city of Malmö have appealed to members of the public to help them solve cases of violent crime, which has spiraled out of control in recent months.

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Financial Crisis
» How to Defeat the Globalist System
» Catholics Ask Trump to Probe Soros-Obama-Clinton Conspiracy at Vatican
» CRA: The “Regulatory Game Changer” That Could Wipe Out 8 Years of Obama Regs in an Hour
» Donald Trump Believes the Media’s Negative Coverage Could Have Lost Him the Election
» Melania Trump Wins Round in Libel Suit Over Blogger’s ‘Escort’ Claims
» Obama Issued a Massive Ammunition Ban Just One Day Before He Left Office
» Protesters Plot “Border Wall” Rally for Tomorrow… at Zuckerberg’s Sprawling $100mm Hawaiian Estate
» Trump Has Been Planning His Whole Life to Take Down NWO
» Trump Argument Bolstered: Clinton Could Have Received 800,000 Votes From Noncitizens
Europe and the EU
» Behold: A Celebrity Patriots Can Admire
» British PM Theresa May Says U.K.-U.S. Trade Talks to Begin Immediately
» Delingpole: Donald Trump is Going to Make the European Union History
» ‘EU is Dead and Buried’ Tory MP Urges Poland to be Next Country to Quit Troubled Bloc
» France: Le Pen Calls Fillon Scandal ‘Problem of Voters’ Trust’
» French Police Search Office of Magazine Tied to Fillon’s Wife Fake Job Claims
» Hungarian Government to Train 3,00 “Border Hunters”
» Sweden Crime: Malmo Police Urge Citizens to Help
» Vile Belgium: Weak on Terror, Strong on Arresting Israelis
Middle East
» Hero Congresswoman Exposes Truth on CNN After Secret Visit to Syria, ‘There Are No Moderate Rebels’
» New Study IDs Islamism as Foreign Fighters’ Main Motivation
» Rafsanjani: Death of a Monster Mullah
» UK and Turkey Clinch £100m Fighter Jet Deal During Theresa May’s Visit
» War on ISIS: Theresa May Agrees ‘Unique’ Deal With Turkey to Crush Terrorists in Syria
South Asia
» Truth About Persecution of Christians Under Assault
» California’s Sanctuary City Mayors Vow to Resist Trump’s Orders
» Czech President’s Spokesman: ‘Trump Protects His Country, Exactly What EU Elites Do Not Do’
» George Soros-Financed Groups Scheme to Stop Trump’s Temporary Refugee Halt Order
» Halting Invasion Will Pay for Trump’s Wall 4x Over Every Year
» Illegal Aliens Really Do Vote — a Lot
» Trump’s Muslim Ban Begins: Travellers Report Being Turned Away From US Borders
» Tucker Carlson Discusses Trump Refugee Executive Order With Advocate Kevin Appleby
» UN Condemns Trump’s Ban on Asylum and Entry From Muslim-Majority Countries
Culture Wars
» Ohio State Offers Class on How to Detect Microaggressions and be “Self-Aware of White Privilege”

How to Defeat the Globalist System

Whenever I hear someone argue that a conspiracy of globalists could not exist because “such plans would be too elaborate and require too much power to carry out in real life,” I have to laugh and bring up RAND, which has had almost limitless funding from globalist foundations like the Ford Foundation and was built specifically to develop not only next gen weapons, but 4th Gen psychological warfare schemes. RAND’s influence is everywhere, from politics, to the social sciences, to military applications and even in Hollywood. After studying their efforts for many years now I can say that these people are indeed smart. Some of them may not be aware of the greater consequences as they war game ideas for dominating the public, and some of them are undoubtedly morally bankrupt, but they are still smart, and should not be underestimated.

Another reference point I would suggest to researchers would be a document called From Psyop To Mindwar: The Psychology Of Victory written by Michael Aquino and Paul Vallely for the Pentagon. In it, they make it clear that the methods of 4th Generation warfare are not limited to foreign enemies. In fact, they are recommended for use by governments against their own populations. Again, the thrust of the methodology was to manipulate a target population into subduing itself, so that force was not necessary. Aquino and Vallely note that this would be a better outcome for everyone involved, because it would help to avoid the bloodshed of insurgency and counterinsurgency.

I am skeptical that these people care at all about bloodshed or collateral damage, but I do think they would very much like the process of totalitarian centralization to be less tedious. The elites hope to streamline tyranny by convincing the public that globalization must be embraced for “the greater good of the greater number.” But, in order to accomplish this vast change in society and the collective unconscious, they need crisis and calamity. They see themselves as creators, but for them, creation is about destruction. In other words, the old world must be destroyed so that they can use the leftover building blocks to make something new.

If we do not embrace their solution of global centralization rising from the ashes, they believe they have a response for that problem too. Read my article ‘When Elites Wage War On America, This Is How They Will Do It’; more specifically, the section on Max Boot from the Council On Foreign Relations. Boot is the CFR’s resident “insurgency expert,” and while I question his ability to apply academic models to real word conflicts as if theory is akin to practice in war, it is enough to know the mindset of these elitists.

Boot’s work focuses on a particular model of quarantining insurgencies from the non-combative population, based on the methods the British used against communist guerrillas in Malaysia. In fact, Max seems to revel in the British efforts to catalog Malaysian citizens and relocate them into large cities that amounted to concentration camps. This made recruitment difficult for the insurgents and stopped them from hiding among civilian centers. It also focused food production into highly managed areas and gave the British leverage over the population. With this separation, it was much easier for the authorities to “educate” the locals on the threats of the insurgency and gain their support.

So, the question is, if this array of tactics is going to be aimed at liberty proponents and free peoples within the U.S. in particular, with an increasing potential for things to become far worse in the near term, how do we fight back?

[Comment: Recommended reading.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Catholics Ask Trump to Probe Soros-Obama-Clinton Conspiracy at Vatican

Did billionaire speculator George Soros, President Barack Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Vice President Joe Biden, and Obama/Clinton adviser John Podesta conspire to overthrow the conservative Pope Benedict XVI and replace him with a radical, Pope Francis? Did they use America’s intelligence agencies, and our nation’s diplomatic machinery, political muscle, and financial power to coerce and blackmail “regime change” in the Roman Catholic Church?

Far from being some wild conspiracy theory, there is sound prima facie evidence to indicate that this is a serious effort to expose a political scandal of the highest order, involving flagrant, criminal abuse of power at the top levels of the U.S. government.

[Comment: The Left seeks to infiltrate institutions. Bella Dodd was a member of the Communist Party USA, later left it and became an anti-Communist. She testified that when she was a Communist, she encouraged young radicals to enter the Roman Catholic Seminaries.]

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]

CRA: The “Regulatory Game Changer” That Could Wipe Out 8 Years of Obama Regs in an Hour

After a pompous, liberal agenda was crammed down the throats of the American people during his first two years in office, President Obama suffered staggering losses in Congress for the next six years that cost Democrats control of both houses. But, heavy Democrat losses, courtesy of an electorate that vehemently rejected a far-left agenda, didn’t stop Obama from continuing to push through countless new rules and regulations from the White House all while pushing his authority to the brink of every Constitutional boundary known to man.

Of course, the problem with “legislating from the White House” is that all those rules and regulations can be undone by the next administration. And, as Kimberley Strassel points out in a Wall Street Journal Opinion piece today, a little know tool within the Congressional Review Act could allow Republicans to wipe out 8 full years of Obama’s liberal agenda, with a simple majority vote, all while preventing similar rules from every being recreated by future administrations…

So, here’s how it works:

[Comment: Recommended reading. This is excellent news!]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Donald Trump Believes the Media’s Negative Coverage Could Have Lost Him the Election

“It’s hard to believe that I won.”

President Trump said the media treats him so unfairly that “it’s hard to believe that I won.”

“But the fortunate thing about me is I have a big voice,” Trump said during an interview Friday. “I have a voice that people understand. And you see it now.”

After the president’s chief strategist Stephen Bannon lashed out at the media — – “they should be embarrassed and humiliated and keep its mouth shut and just listen for a while” — Trump echoed his sentiments in an interview this week.

“I think the media is the opposition party in many ways,” Trump told the Christian Broadcasting Network.

“I’m not talking about everybody, but a big portion of the media, the dishonesty, total deceit and deception. It makes them certainly partially the opposition party, absolutely. I say they treat me so unfairly it’s hard to believe that I won.”

[Comment: The Fourth Estate has become the Fifth Column.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Melania Trump Wins Round in Libel Suit Over Blogger’s ‘Escort’ Claims

First lady Melania Trump prevailed Friday in the first round of a $150 million libel suit she filed against a Maryland blogger over a report he published last summer about claims that Trump worked as a “high-end escort.”

Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge Sharon Burrell rejected arguments from lawyers for blogger Webster Tarpley to dismiss Trump’s suit for failing to meet the “actual malice” standard for public figures. The judge also turned down Tarpley’s effort to dismiss the suit under a Maryland law aimed at quickly shutting down bad-faith lawsuits intended to intimidate people speaking out on issues of public concern.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Obama Issued a Massive Ammunition Ban Just One Day Before He Left Office

In early December SHTFplan contributor Jeremiah Johnson warned the inauguration was still a long way off and that we should never underestimate a Marxist with an army of oligarchs to lean on. It turns out that Johnson’s warnings were right on target, as we have learned over the last couple of weeks that President Obama and officials in his administration moved feverishly to implement new rules and regulations with last minute initiatives.

One such regulation, which seemingly disappeared within the hustle and bustle of inauguration day, was a new order issued by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe just 12 hours before our new President was sworn into office.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe, an Obama appointee, ordered a new ammunition ban for certain federal lands on Thursday-his last full day in office.

The ban, which took effect immediately, eliminates the use of lead-based ammunition on federal lands like national parks and wildlife refuges, as well as any other land administered by the Fish and Wildlife Service.The ban is expected to have a major impact on much of the hunting that takes place on federal lands across the United States as lead-based ammunition is widely legal and used throughout the country.

Ashe said the order was necessary to protect wildlife from exposure to lead.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Protesters Plot “Border Wall” Rally for Tomorrow… at Zuckerberg’s Sprawling $100mm Hawaiian Estate

Back in 2014 Mark Zuckerberg paid $100 million to purchase 700 acres of beachfront property on the North Shore of Kauai. The estate includes 1,000’s of feet of pristine shoreline providing the perfect “safe space” for the 30-year-old Silicon Valley Billionaire and his family.

Unfortunately, there was just one little problem with the purchase…technically the sellers didn’t own the title to all of that land due to the so-called Kuleana Act, a Hawaiian law established in 1850 that for the first time gave natives the right to own the land that they lived on.

So now, according to the Honolulu Star Advertiser, the Facebook billionaire sued a few hundred Hawaiians who still have legal-ownership claims to parts of his vacation estate through their ancestors. Per Yahoo Finance:…

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Trump Has Been Planning His Whole Life to Take Down NWO

POTUS has been preparing for this battle for decades

Alex Jones reveals how Donald Trump has spent decades planning his move against the new world order and is now achieving victory.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Trump Argument Bolstered: Clinton Could Have Received 800,000 Votes From Noncitizens

Hillary Clinton garnered more than 800,000 votes from noncitizens on Nov. 8, an approximation far short of President Trump’s estimate of up to 5 million illegal voters but supportive of his charges of fraud. Political scientist Jesse Richman of Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, has worked with colleagues to produce groundbreaking research on noncitizen voting, and this week he posted a blog in response to Mr. Trump’s assertion. Based on national polling by a consortium of universities, a report by Mr. Richman said 6.4 percent of the estimated 20 million adult noncitizens in the U.S. voted in November. He extrapolated that that percentage would have added 834,381 net votes for Mrs. Clinton, who received about 2.8 million more votes than Mr. Trump. Read the rest here.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Behold: A Celebrity Patriots Can Admire

Celebrities such as Madonna, Lady Gaga, and Meryl Streep are described as brave, a true inspiration, and heroes. But what have they really done besides using hyperbolic language? Have they fought for human rights around the globe? In many Middle Eastern countries such as Iran and Iraq, women are used as “slave girls,” beaten, abused, and executed. In Nigeria, the Boko Haram terrorist network kidnapped two hundred schoolgirls only because they were Christians. In Afghanistan, acid was thrown in the faces of three teenage girls just because they wanted to attend school, while in Syria ISIS is executing homosexuals. Yet the celebrities are quiet. They do not know what the word courageous means.

They should take a lesson from a celebrity who was bold, daring, and fearless: Marlene Dietrich.

Author C.W. Gortner, who has a recently published book, Marlene, wants people “to remember what she did during World War II. It is important to recognize she was a German who stood up to the Nazis. She stood up for what she believed in. She called Hitler a tyrant and a lunatic publicly.”

She did more than speak out. As the Nazis became entrenched in power in the 1930s, Marlene helped her countrymen. She supported those who came to Hollywood with money and referrals and even gave them a place to sleep. In 1937, her entire salary for Knight Without Armor ($450,000) was put into escrow to help the refugees. Peter Riva, her grandson, tells of how she and others in Hollywood would try to get visas to help German Jews like Peter Lorre and Billy Wilder. And Marlene did much more, contacting German Jewish film workers, about sixty-five, who were not famous, such as the make-up woman, and telling them, “I am sending you money to get on the next train to Paris. Pretend you are going away for a weekend, and when you arrive, I will give you train tickets to Portugal.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

British PM Theresa May Says U.K.-U.S. Trade Talks to Begin Immediately

LONDON—High-level talks between the U.S. and the U.K. on strengthening trade ties will begin immediately, Downing Street said Saturday, following British Prime Minister Theresa May’s meeting with President Donald Trump in Washington on Friday.

Mrs. May’s office said a team of U.S. and U.K. officials would start scoping out what can be achieved together before the U.K. exits the European Union. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who Mrs. May met in Ankara on Saturday, made a similar commitment to increase trade links with the U.K.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]

Delingpole: Donald Trump is Going to Make the European Union History

The more I see of the Donald Trump administration, the more I like its style.

Here’s a perfect example — in which Trump’s prospective new Ambassador to the European Union, Ted Malloch, tells it like it is in an interview with Andrew Neil on the BBC’s Daily Politics show.

Neil asked Malloch why on earth he’d want to be Ambassador to the EU.

AN: I mean you’re clearly not a great fan of Brussels or these bureaucrats like Juncker.

TM: Well, I had in a previous year a diplomatic post where I helped to bring down the Soviet Union, so maybe there’s another union that needs a little taming.

[…] Yet straight-talking, EU-despising Ted Malloch is the man President Trump has chosen to represent the US in the European Union. And the reason he did this is because, as Malloch was at no pains to hide, President Trump just doesn’t like the EU:

TM: He doesn’t like an organisation that is supranational, that is unelected where the bureaucrats run amok and that is not frankly a proper democracy.

There’s a revolution going on here and I think even those of us who support Trump and Brexit are being taken aback by the speed of change.

Remember that the European Union was partly the creation of the USA, which saw it as a way of keeping peace in Europe by using France as a counterweight to Germany, with a reluctant Britain as the sensible intermediary. This is why successive US Presidents have colluded to prop up this corrupt, inefficient, anti-democratic institution.

Suddenly, those days are over.

The EU is finished and the new President of the USA is actively speeding its end.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]

‘EU is Dead and Buried’ Tory MP Urges Poland to be Next Country to Quit Troubled Bloc

A TORY MP has launched a blistering attack on the European Union, describing it as “dead and buried” and urging other countries to take back control of their affairs by following Britain out of the exit door.

During a discussion on Theresa May’s vision for a “global Britain”, he told the audience: “Getting bilateral relations right is already very complicated, and that’s why the era of supranational government like the EU is dead and buried.

“And that’s why I hope there will be other countries to leave the EU, and I hope and pray that my home country Poland will follow Britain out of the EU.”

Citing calamities such as Brussels’ shambolic response to the migrant crisis, he added: “It’s impossible to get 28 countries with different perspectives and priorities to come to a consensus.

“The EU has the opposite of the Midas touch and we need to get back to bilateral relations, one on one.”

           — Hat tip: AF [Return to headlines]

France: Le Pen Calls Fillon Scandal ‘Problem of Voters’ Trust’

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The scandal around the wife of French center-right presidential nominee Francois Fillon is the matter of trust between voters and candidate rather than the occasion to debate nepotism, far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen said Saturday.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]

French Police Search Office of Magazine Tied to Fillon’s Wife Fake Job Claims

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — French police searched the headquarters of La Revue des Deux Mondes magazine, where Penelope Fillon, the wife of French enter-right presidential nominee Francois Fillon, used to work, as the investigation into her allegedly being fraudulently paid out of state funds continues, media reported Sunday.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]

Hungarian Government to Train 3,00 “Border Hunters”

The Hungarian government is planning to beef up security on its border with Serbia by training a further 3,000 “Border Hunter” personnel to aid existing forces.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]

Sweden Crime: Malmo Police Urge Citizens to Help

SWEDISH police have made an urgent plea for citizens to assist them in solving serious crimes amid a spike in violence.

Officers in the city of Malmö have struggled to cope with a surge of serious crimes including dozens of attempted murders, beatings, rapes and other offences — and have now been forced to admit: “We cannot do it on our own”.

Malmö police chief Stefan Sinteus called for locals to come forward with testimonies testimonies in a bid to help police catch suspects.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]

Vile Belgium: Weak on Terror, Strong on Arresting Israelis

By Giulio Meotti

Last July, it was the turn of the Brits. Former Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs, Tzipi Livni, was in London to attend a conference organized by Haaretz and the British government was forced to grant her diplomatic immunity to prevent the police and the judges from dragging her into court to face charges of “war crimes”.

Now Livni had to cancel a trip to Brussels because of a similar threat by the Belgian authorities. The Belgian daily Le Soir reports that prosecutors were ready to have the court convened for Livni so as to accuse her of crimes committed during Israel’s war in Gaza, when she was foreign minister. “We wanted to advance the investigation”, said a spokesman for the federal Belgian prosecutor Thierry Werts.

Today there are countries in Europe an Israeli official should avoid if unprotected by diplomatic immunity. Legal experts in Israel recommended ministers with a background in security and senior army officers not to visit Great Britain, Spain, Belgium and Norway. A year ago, a judge in Spain issued a arrest warrant for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and seven other former and current Israeli officials for the raid on the Flotilla. A senior judge of the Audiencia Nacional, José de la Mata, ordered the civil guard to “stop” Netanyahu and six other former ministers if they entered Spanish territory.

The judge Fernando Andreu also wanted to arrest the former Minister of Defense, Benjamin Ben-Eliezer, for having organized the bombing in Gaza that led to the death of Hamas’ military leader Salah Shehadeh and, inadvertently, several civilians. General Doron Almog should have landed in London when the embassy made him aware of a warrant for “violations of the Geneva Convention”. Almog returned to Tel Aviv.

For the former minister of Defense, Moshe Yaalon, it is also risky to go to Britain, like it is for another minister, Ehud Barak. The current spokesman for the defense committee of the Israeli parliament, Avi Dichter, had to give up a conference in Britain about the peace process in order not to be arrested, while the Israeli general Aviv Kokhavi canceled a conference at a British military academy.[…]

[Of course there will be no indictments over Serbia or Iraq or Syria, only the Jewish State of Israel commits war crimes, Dreyfus TWO anti-Semitism at state level]

           — Hat tip: MC [Return to headlines]

Hero Congresswoman Exposes Truth on CNN After Secret Visit to Syria, ‘There Are No Moderate Rebels’

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard made damning statements about the U.S. role in Syria in a CNN interview — noting that “there are no moderate rebels” — after a secret four-day fact-finding mission to Syria in which she met with everyday Syrians, and eventually met with President Bashar al-Assad. “I wanted to see if there was in some small way, a way that I could express the love and the aloha and the care that the American people have for the people of Syria, and to see firsthand what was happening there, to see that situation there,” Gabbard told CNN’s Jake Tapper on Wednesday.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

New Study IDs Islamism as Foreign Fighters’ Main Motivation

(Investigative Project on Terrorism) Prominent public figures and officials often claim that Islam has nothing to do with the jihadist terrorist violence spreading throughout the world. A recent academic study challenges this misguided view — by actually speaking to terrorist foreign fighters.

The authors of “Talking to Foreign Fighters: Insights into the Motivations for Hijrah to Syria and Iraq,” University of Waterloo sociologist Lorne L. Dawson, and George Washington University Program on Extremism Fellow Amarnath Amarasingam, published their findings after numerous conversations with 20 foreign fighters, mostly coming from the West. None of the jihadists cited socioeconomic grievances or other forms of disenfranchisement as a major role in their decisions to wage jihad abroad. Rather, the conversations largely revolved around their Islamist beliefs.

Religion dominated discussion so much, the report said, that “it seems implausible to suggest that religiosity (i.e. a sincere religious commitment, no matter how ill informed or unorthodox) is not a primary motivator for their actions. Religion provides the dominant frame these foreign fighters use to interpret almost every aspect of their lives… “

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Rafsanjani: Death of a Monster Mullah

As an Iranian-American human rights activist, I find reason to celebrate that there is now one less mullah in the world. Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, the former Iranian president, died earlier this month of a heart attack at the age of 82. Despite the praise that the mainstream media showered on him, such as the New York Times hailing him as some kind of reformist who worked for his people, this monster mullah leaves a legacy of death and oppression in his wake.

The fourth President of Iran (1989 to 1997), Rafsanjani was the driving force behind a fierce reign of terror, motivated by Islamic ideology, against the people of Iran. He was responsible for myriads of assassinations of Iranians, both in and outside of the country, and showed no mercy to his fellow citizens.

Akbar Ganji, a popular pro-democracy Iranian journalist and writer, has written extensively on Rafsanjani. He identifies the monster mullah as the deadly force behind a chain of murders in Iran at the hands of what was later labeled as Rafsanjani’s “Death Squad.” Ganji’s reports told of the disappearances and abductions of intellectuals and dissidents over a period of several years.

Rafsanjani’s power and influence in Iran spanned well over 3 decades. He was responsible for creating many of the harsh rules and regulations of Iran’s Islamic justice system. Under his reign, hundreds of human rights activists paid a heavy price for standing up against the Islamic regime and Islam. They were brutally beaten, tortured and imprisoned.

[Comment: Recommended reading.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

UK and Turkey Clinch £100m Fighter Jet Deal During Theresa May’s Visit

Theresa May has announced a £100m deal for the development of fighter jets for Turkey, following trade talks with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Speaking after discussions with Mr Erdogan in Ankara, Mrs May said Britain and Turkey will “prepare the ground” for a post-Brexit trade deal by setting up a joint working group.

It came as the UK-based BAE Systems and Turkish Aerospace Industries signed a Heads of Agreement document establishing a £100m partnership for the continued development of the Turkish Fighter Programme.

Mrs May said: “We both want to build on our existing links and I believe that doing so will be to the benefit of both our countries and for the prosperity of both our nations…

           — Hat tip: Dora [Return to headlines]

War on ISIS: Theresa May Agrees ‘Unique’ Deal With Turkey to Crush Terrorists in Syria

THERESA May has agreed to strengthen Britain’s security relationship with Turkey to eliminate Islamic State (ISIS) in Syria.

Following talks with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Prime Minister Binali Yildirim, Mrs May said the two countries have “agreed to strengthen our security relationship, intelligence sharing, aviation security and domestic security”.

The British Prime Minister said Britain will continue working together with Turkey to “fight Daesh”, another term for ISIS.

           — Hat tip: AF [Return to headlines]

Truth About Persecution of Christians Under Assault

Ministry cites 3 attacks that could limit reporting on facts

A stunning trio of crackdowns on information is threatening organizations that report persecution of Christians around the world, according to the Barnabas Fund, which aids persecuted Christian.

In a new report, Barnabas explains that whether there are attacks on Christians by Muslims, Hindus or Buddhists, it’s important to “report both incidents of anti-Christian persecution and the ideology motivating such attacks.”

It’s what the ministry has done for many years.

However, Barnabas said the right to provide that service to readers now is under attack through three efforts to impose politically correct thought.

“First, although the press has been free from government regulation since 1694, there is now a serious possibility that the [U.K.] government will require all media outlets with multiple writers to sign up to a state sponsored press regulator. If they do not, in the event that they are sued, they will have to pay both their own and the complainant’s legal costs, even if they win. In other words, they could be quickly bankrupted,” the report said.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

California’s Sanctuary City Mayors Vow to Resist Trump’s Orders

California’s “sanctuary city” mayors are vowing to resist President Donald Trump’s effort to make them obey immigration laws, after he signed an executive order Wednesday cutting off federal funds to “jurisdictions that willfully refuse to comply.” Sanctuary cities and states are those that have offered shelter to illegal aliens by refusing to cooperate with federal officials in enforcing of federal immigration laws — in some cases, even refusing to turn over criminals for deportation proceedings. President Trump promised on the campaign trail to end sanctuary cities, and Wednesday’s executive order is the first step in carrying out that pledge.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Czech President’s Spokesman: ‘Trump Protects His Country, Exactly What EU Elites Do Not Do’

Jiri Ovcácek, spokesman for Czech president Miloš Zeman, says that the U.S. is now an ally of the Slavic republic in the fight against mass immigration, contending that President Donald Trump is, unlike “EU elites”, concerned primarily “with the safety of his citizens”.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]

George Soros-Financed Groups Scheme to Stop Trump’s Temporary Refugee Halt Order

TEL AVIV — Immigration lawyers from groups financed by billionaire George Soros, a champion of open border policies, were signatories to a lawsuit filed Saturday to block President Donald Trump’s executive order halting visas for 90 days for “immigrants and non-immigrants” from Syria, Somalia, Sudan, Libya, Yemen, Iran, and Iraq.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]

Halting Invasion Will Pay for Trump’s Wall 4x Over Every Year

Halting Invasion Will Pay for Trump’s Wall 4x Over Every Year The Third World invasion costs American taxpayers at least $113 billion every year, a figure which will pay for the expected $20 to $25 billion cost of building a wall along the U.S.-Mexican border four times over every year-a fact which leftist hysteria over the proposal completely ignores. According to a 2013 report by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), the annual cost of illegal immigration amounts to $29 billion at the federal level alone every year-a figure which by itself would cover the cost of building a new wall along the entire border every year. At state and local level, the cost of illegal immigration is $84 billion per year, the FAIR report revealed.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Illegal Aliens Really Do Vote — a Lot

The brutal truth is that illegal aliens vote, and in large numbers. Voter fraud is not exclusive to illegal aliens. There are also legal aliens (green card, H1B visas, tourist visa holders, etc.) who vote illegally. And it’s not just Latin Americans. The non-citizen demographic includes South Asian tech workers, Irish overstays, West and Horn of Africa immigrants, and Asian students. Then there are dual-state voters (college kids, snowbirds, transients), reincarnated voters, and un-purged voters long moved from their precincts.

While few cases are prosecuted, it’s not because few crimes are committed. Political pressure from Democrats and the cowardly establishment, open-borders Republicans, precludes rigorous enforcement. The United States Attorney in Virginia refused to prosecute such cases in several Northern Virginia counties. The Democratic Party Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Elections refused to release any information on illegal alien registrations. Rep. Paul Ryan and Sen. Lindsey Graham deny the existence of voter fraud, but they offer no proof for their position. Then they ridicule President Trump when he asks to investigate the problem.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Trump’s Muslim Ban Begins: Travellers Report Being Turned Away From US Borders

MUSLIM travellers have reportedly been stopped from boarding flights and turned away from US border controls after President Donald Trump banned citizens from several Middle Eastern countries.

           — Hat tip: AF [Return to headlines]

Tucker Carlson Discusses Trump Refugee Executive Order With Advocate Kevin Appleby

Tucker challenges Appleby on his expressed narrative, and by doing the well designed questioning approach — well, Appleby’s argument just collapsed.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

UN Condemns Trump’s Ban on Asylum and Entry From Muslim-Majority Countries

The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) and International Organisation for Migration called on the new President’s administration to continue offering asylum to people fleeing war and persecution, a right protected by international law.

In other news, dog bites man.

[Comment: UN — an organ of the globalists — is the prime mover behind mass migration. The UN definition of a “refugee” was made so broad that anyone was a refugee. Countries that signed onto the UN agreement to take in refugees were obliged to take the “refugees”. US should get out of that agreement with the UN. the US should classify who is or is not a refugee — not the UN.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Ohio State Offers Class on How to Detect Microaggressions and be “Self-Aware of White Privilege”

This spring, Ohio State University will launch a new course entitled “Crossing Identity Boundaries” which will empower America’s precious snowflakes with all of the tools they need to detect microaggressions and become “self-aware” of their inherent “white privilege.” Unfortunately, this isn’t a joke.

According to the class homepage, at the end of the course, students should be able to “identify micro-aggressions within their daily lives and within society as a whole” and “identify ways in which they can challenge or address systems of power and privilege.”

[Comment: More garbage masquerading as education.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

23 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 1/28/2017

  1. The uninformed mindless mobs–and Zuckerberg–are all saying “immigration made the USA great…..” Yes, but NOT from moslem countries. Looking around, I fail to see a single solitary country anywhere which has benefited from an infestation of moslems.

    Fifty six countries taken over by islam are proof of that, and what’s happening in Europe is further proof, if any is needed. Also, look at the ‘new normal’ throughout Europe; where people in every country wait in fear of the next moslem atrocity, where? No one knows. And Europeans are prepared to put up with that for the foreseeable future?

    They must be mad! In the meantime, in the aftermath of President Trump’s ruling, our vacuous embarrassment of a PM, Trudeau, announces WE will take everyone who can’t get into the States. Jesus H. Christ!

    • ” And Europeans are prepared to put up with that for the foreseeable future?”

      No, they aren’t. Hence the accelerating intensity of measures of repression and censorship.

      It will only make the pressure release all the more explosive of course when it happens but current institutional structures simply cannot envisage doing anything else.

      Ah well. This is the road we are now on.

      There have been decades of warnings. It all makes me rather nauseous to be honest.

    • Canada has gone mad. They use to have a serious Prime minister in that Parker fellow. What they have now is some undergraduate student body president who still smokes pot. The whole country needs to be handed back to the grownups before it is ruined for good.

      • I suspect Trudeau will stay PM for many many years. Canada is a cultural Marxist country and mostly there hasn’t been a peep of protest over the damage the selfie-taking buffoon. I did an exercise just a few days ago. I googled Trudeau’s photos, and it was page after page of fawning pics showing him in a very positive light. Then I googled Harper, and about 1/3 of the pics were unflattering, another 1/4 were flatout political cartoons showing caricatures of Harper. Many of the pics were obviously photoshopped.

        Add to this another interesting item. In the first two weeks after Trudeau was elected his office contacted google with a request to delete thousands of ‘Harper’ story links on google that showed him in a positive light. Google was very happy to oblige. Unbelievable. There’s been a concerted effort across the West to lampoon and delegitimize conservatives.

        I suspect the next step is to launch lawsuits that could result in conservative opinions being criminalized, literally. Europe is close to that stage, despite the imminent elections of conservatives that will likely occur this year. The Left is making a last-ditch push to reinstate globalism and eliminate conservatives from public discourse. This is the real goal of the hysteria over Trump, to drum up a perception that the whole world is against him and he must back down. It’s mostly a scam.

        Hopefully Trump will stand tall and not go wobbly. This is all the Left can do, spread hate and discord. Incidentally, Canada is utterly doomed. Sweden & Norway will be dismantled within 5 years. Germany will have civil war within 2 years. Terror attacks will metastasize in Europe into waves of urban Muslim ‘insurgency’ with Antifa groups playing a huge role. And Canada will have dozens of terror attacks over the next 2 years, which Trudeau will blame on Trump, of course.

        • “Sweden and Norway will be dismantled within 5 years”.
          Sweden and perhaps Denmark, maybe, but despite the atrocious leftist media in Norway, and the fact that so many Norwegians are loath to vote anything but Arbeiderpartiet, they are a different people from Danes and very different from Swedes, and almost all our friends and relations in Norway loath all the ‘migrants’ with a passion.

          Of all the nordic people, my impression from long ago when I lived there, was that Norwegians had the greatest love of their country. (bet that will get me in trouble!)

        • Trudeau is just too pretty, that’s the real reason he’s so popular. Incredible superficial, but exactly what female voters seem to be going for.

      • Harper, Stephen Harper — not Parker, but the gist of your comment is correct. Harper is very much respected around the world, but unfortunately, Canadians are easily duped and the globalists worked at taking Harper down. Justin is their boy.

    • Baby Doc is just continuing what his Poppa Doc started. The kid knows what he’s doing. I believe it has to get much worse here in the Great White North before it will get better!!!

    • My sympathy. We had a boy wonder for 8 years and now you have one. these are leftist children playing with matches.

      • Excellent analogy! Also the 8 years, Trudeau will do irreparable harm to Canada, but I can’t see Canadians having the sense to ditch him after 4, after all they (not I) voted him in, and it isn’t only orientals who hate to lose face!

  2. “Crossing Identity Boundaries” course at Ohio State University reminds me of the “Cultural diversity in film” course I’d been forced to take at an American university some 20 years ago. The lecturer was a proper witch who could straight from the classroom play in a Harry Potter movie. The course was predominantly about watching movies with naked shemales, naked he-females – and a lot of explicit homosexual sexual graphics. And there was really not much else to it. It was disgusting – and then we had to write a thesis about it.

    I failed the thesis intentionally, for which the witch hated me openly for the rest of my university time. But I believe I was able to take dozens of students off of her courses just by informing freshmen what she is really about 🙂

    • Ugh!

      That example of the perversity and wickedness of the left could, all by itself, justify a Trump Presidency.

  3. ” Legal experts in Israel recommended ministers with a background in security and senior army officers not to visit Great Britain, Spain, Belgium and Norway. A year ago, a judge in Spain issued a arrest warrant for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu..”

    It’s an absolute disgrace the way Israel is singled out by these European courts. The only truly democratic nation in the middle east, which gives muslims full citizenship rights included elected parliamentary members, (something the Palestinian Authority or Hamas will never do). Israel stands at the forefront of the “War on Terror”, but these Euro-fools have decided to side with those who will ultimately destroy the freedoms they claim to support. Europe deserves the chaos and mess it has brought upon itself.
    Only their Eastern cousins have any sense, but then they know the danger that Islam represents. The day will come when we read news stories of blond headed Swedes fleeing their homeland as refugees from Sharia and violence, baffled at the failure of multiculturalism.

    • I really believe in cosmic ‘compensation’, karma, what have you. Maybe it comes from living in Thailand for 12 years. Europe is now reaping the whirlwind for its naked anti-Semitism. Will we see bataclan-style attacks occurring on a monthly or weekly basis? Europe is downstream of literally thousands of terror attacks in a compressed timeframe. 90% of the reason socialists insisted on aggressive multiculturalism in Europe was deliberately to spite conservatives. The Left did this to Europe.

      Recent years have really made me rethink Europe’s frame of mind in WW2. Until late 1943 most of Europe just accepted it as inevitable the Third Reich would control Europe for decades. Plus no one during the war ever referred to the Nazis as fascists. They were one of the half-dozen brands of socialism setting up shop in Europe in the 30’s. All of this leads me to think a majority in Europe very likely knew of the Holocaust as it was happening, and would never have lifted a finger to impede it. Most of ‘Allied’ Europe was morally complicit in the Holocaust.

      Naturally the anti-democratic hyper-socialist EU attempts to prosecute Jewish Israelis. They’re going after government officials now, but eventually they’ll prosecute any Israeli who strays into their clutches.

      I have no difficulty imagining millions of Muslims raping and pillaging their way across Europe, and doing it with an ISIS-like zest, grinning for the cameras as they rampage Ferguson-style. Could anything be more richly deserved? And after all this Europe still won’t see that the Left did this. What are the odds that Antifa groups and migrants won’t launch months of rage after le Pen is elected? It’s virtually guaranteed. Trump should draft a policy of aggressive non-interference in Europe’s coming self-inflicted Holocaust of Infidels.

      • One should never punish the whole population for the sins of the few who have deliberately stifled the many from protesting their own destruction.

        And, the Allies knew what Hitler was up to. The book, Auschwitz and the Allies, how the allies responded to news of Hitler’s final solution, by Martin Gilbert, is a very informative read on that aspect of history.

        The Allies chose to do nothing.

  4. How’s that divide and conquer working out fer ya Trudough head. Yeah I know ladies. All that devaluing of our sons and their dads wasn’t all it was cut out to be. Nothin’ beats the thrill of raw savage Muslim master slave blood and guts. Maybe that will change sooner or later. One just needed to know for sure what works before getting involved again

  5. “Rafsanjani’s power and influence in Iran spanned well over 3 decades. He was responsible for creating many of the harsh rules and regulations of Iran’s Islamic justice system”

    Interesting. I was in Tehran in 1998 when Rafsanjani was being questioned about shortages and misappropriation of funds for which he had an overview. I was discussing this with some people at a dinner party and I asked what was likely to happen to Rafsanjani. The consensus was “nothing.” Sharia law operated in Iran then as it does now and the penalty for theft was/is amputation. So, I asked, why was he not held accountable to the law in the same way that anyone else might have been? The answer I was given was that, while Rafsanjani helped to enforce the law, he was not necessarily subject to it. It would appear that allah, too, operated a two tier legal system.

  6. It’s gonna be fun to watch CA mayors being asked to abide by our federal laws. When, like John C. Calhoun, they refuse, we can expect federal forces to arrest them on the spot.
    Wonder what their next in line does? Go to jail or plan his/her election campaign?

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