Gates of Vienna News Feed 7/2/2017

In the southern French city of Avignon, two masked men pulled up in a car in front of a mosque and began shooting at the crowd coming out of the front door, injuring eight people. Police are not treating the incident as terrorism; they believe the violence was gang-related.

In other news, 13,500 new migrants were “rescued” and brought to Italy in the space of just two days.

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Financial Crisis
» How Decades of Democrat Rule Ruined Some of Our Finest Cities
» The World is Now $217,000,000,000,000 in Debt and the Global Elite Like it That Way
» America Needs a Post-ISIS Strategy
» Cop Gets Off With Boating Violation for Handcuffing College Kid and Watching Him Drown
» Eric Holder Sends Ominous Late Night Tweet to “Career DOJ/FBI” Employees
» Fatwas and False Impressions: The Islamic Fiqh Council’s Incitement to Violence
» Here Today, Gone Tomorrow: Mystery New Island Found in the Bermuda Triangle
» How Fake News Breaks Your Brain
» IBM is Clueless About AI Risks
» Islam’s Onslaught of America: Ignoring Successive Lessons of Terror
» Leftopaths, The Cycle of Violence Continues, Part 1
» Legal Audacity is the Answer to Political Aggression
» McAuliffe Defies Trump Voter Commission; His Attorney Led Soros-Funded Voter ID Challenges
» O’Keefe’s Third Undercover Film Exposes CNN’s Internal Culture of Hate and the Actual Creation of Fake News
» ‘Rich Dad Poor Dad’ Author Issues Warning to Trump
» The American People Are the Number One Target: “They Are Tightening the Screws”
» The Biggest Scandal You’ve Never Heard of
» The Fake News Must Wither and Die
» Canada’s Top Court Rules Google Must Block Some Results Worldwide
Europe and the EU
» Gunmen Open Fire Outside Avignon Mosque in France, Eight Injured
» Masked Gunmen Open Fire at a Mosque in the South of France
» Swedish Music Festival is Cancelled for 2018 After Multiple Sex Attacks and a Rape at This Year’s Event
Middle East
» How an American Became the Leader of an ISIS Cell
Far East
» North Korea is Sitting on a Stockpile of Minerals Worth Trillions
» “…An Authentic Immigrant Invasion” Is Underway, As Record Breaking Number of Migrants Make it to Italy in Two Days
» EU in Crisis as Germany and Italy Hold Emergency Talks
» EU Scandal: Bloc-Backed Coastguard ‘Sell Refugees’ As Lawless Libya Spirals Out of Control
» Europe’s Migrant Crisis: Views From Central Europe
» Italy Threatens to Seize NGO Boats as Mediterranean Migrant Crisis Intensifies
» London Bridge Terrorist Got Into Britain on False Details After Claiming He Was Five Years Younger, Inquest Hears…
» Poland Has Right to Say ‘No’ To Refugees, Says Ruling Party Leader
» Refugee Child Attempts Rape of Young French Girl, He is Cheered on While it is Filmed.
» San Francisco to Pay Illegal $190k Because He Was Reported, Detained
» State Department: Refugee Free-for-All Until July 6th!
» The OECD Effect: Frankfurt Becomes First German City Where Natives Are a Minority
» Trump’s Proposed 5-Year Welfare Ban for Immigrants is Already Law
Culture Wars
» Beyond Pro-Choice: The Solution to White Supremacy is White Abortion
» Study: More Men Hired in Gender-Blind Job Application Process

How Decades of Democrat Rule Ruined Some of Our Finest Cities

America is awash with troubled, dysfunctional cities that have been electing Democratic mayors for decades.

Detroit last elected a Republican mayor in 1957. It is now the model of urban failure —— it’s recognized more for its poverty, crime, rot and bankruptcy than the great cars that it turned out into the early 1970s. It is the poorest big city in the nation, with almost 40% of the population living below the poverty line. The website Law Street actually ranks Detroit ahead of Flint as the country’s most dangerous city. Either way, it’s clear that both cities have institutionalized crime problems.

Detroit is also a pit of political corruption. Just in recent years, one mayor, Kwame Kilpatrick, was convicted of corruption and sent to federal prison for 28 years, while building inspectors have been indicted on federal felony bribery charges and a former city council member was investigated in a bribery and kickback scandal…

When Democrats are in control, cities tend to go soft on crime, reward cronies with public funds, establish hostile business environments, heavily tax the most productive citizens and set up fat pensions for their union friends. Simply put, theirs is a Blue State blueprint for disaster.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

The World is Now $217,000,000,000,000 in Debt and the Global Elite Like it That Way

The borrower is the servant of the lender, and through the mechanism of government debt virtually the entire planet has become the servants of the global money changers.

Politicians love to borrow money, but over time government debt slowly but surely impoverishes a nation. As the elite get governments around the globe in increasing amounts of debt, those governments must raise taxes in order to keep servicing those debts. In the end, it is all about taking money from us and transferring it into government pockets, and then taking money from government pockets and transferring it into the hands of the elite. It is a game that has been going on for generations, and it is time for humanity to say that enough is enough.

According to the Institute of International Finance, global debt has now reached a new all-time record high of 217 trillion dollars…

This didn’t happen by accident. Sadly, most people don’t even understand that this is literally what our system was designed to do.

Today, more than 99 percent of the population of the planet lives in a country that has a central bank. And debt-based central banking is designed to get national governments trapped in endless debt spirals from which they can never possibly escape.

For example, just consider the Federal Reserve. During the four decades before the Federal Reserve was created, our country enjoyed the best period of economic growth in U.S. history. But since the Fed was established in 1913, the value of the U.S. dollar has fallen by approximately 98 percent and the size of our national debt has gotten more than 5000 times larger.

It isn’t an accident that we are 20 trillion dollars in debt. The truth is that the debt-based Federal Reserve is doing exactly what it was originally designed to do. And no matter what politicians will tell you, we will never have a permanent solution to our debt problem until we get rid of the Federal Reserve.

In 2017, interest on the national debt will be nearly half a trillion dollars.

That means that close to 500 billion of our tax dollars will go out the door before our government spends a single penny on the military, on roads, on health care or on anything else.

[Comment: This is what the western central banks were created to do … place western countries under an unpayable debt to private banksters.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

America Needs a Post-ISIS Strategy

by John R. Bolton

[…]The real issue isn’t tactical. It is instead the lack of American strategic thinking about the Middle East after Islamic State. Its defeat will leave a regional political vacuum that must be filled somehow. Instead of reflexively repeating President Obama’s errors, the Trump administration should undertake an “agonizing reappraisal,” in the style of John Foster Dulles, to avoid squandering the victory on the ground.

First, the U.S. ought to abandon or substantially reduce its military support for Iraq’s current government. Despite retaining a tripartite veneer of Kurds, Sunni Arabs and Shiite Arabs, the capital is dominated by Shiites loyal to Iran. Today Iraq resembles Eastern Europe in the late 1940s, as the Soviet anaconda tightened its hold. Extending Baghdad’s political and military control into areas retaken from ISIS simply advances Tehran’s power. This cannot be in America’s interest. …

Second, the U.S. should press Egypt, Jordan and the Gulf monarchies for more troops and material assistance in fighting ISIS. America has carried too much of the burden for too long in trying to forge Syria’s opposition into an effective force. Yet even today the opposition could charitably be called “diverse.” It includes undeniably terrorist elements that are often hard to distinguish from the “moderates” the U.S. supports. Getting fresh contributions from Arab allies would rebalance the opposition, which is especially critical if the U.S. turns away, as it should, from reliance on the Iraqi forces dominated by Tehran.

Third, the Trump administration must take a clear-eyed view of Russia’s intervention. The Syrian mixing bowl is where confrontation between American and Russian forces looms. Why is Russia active in this conflict? Because it is aiding its allies: Syria’s President Bashar Assad and Iran’s ayatollahs. Undeniably, Russia is on the wrong side. But Mr. Obama, blind to reality, believed Washington and Moscow shared a common interest in easing the Assad regime out of power. The Trump administration’s new thinking should be oriented toward a clear objective: pushing back these Iranian and Russian gains.

           — Hat tip: AF [Return to headlines]

Cop Gets Off With Boating Violation for Handcuffing College Kid and Watching Him Drown

Nearly two years after Trooper Anthony Piercy was charged in the death of Brandon Ellingson, who drowned in the Lake of the Ozarks with his hands cuffed behind his back, the case has been closed. Predictably, the offending officer is getting off with less than a slap on the wrist.

For handcuffing a college student, negligently casting him into a lake, and watching as he drowned, Trooper Piercy pleaded guilty to a simple boating violation.

On May 31, 2014. Trooper Piercy arrested Ellingson under suspicion of OWI and negligently placed the wrong life jacket over the handcuffed 20-year-old’s torso. Piercy then drove his patrol boat away from the scene at a high rate of speed. Ellingson was thrown from the craft when it struck a sizeable wake, the life jacket came off, and he drowned with his hands still in cuffs while Piercy callously watched on.

“He’s an evil person,” Ellingson’s father Craig told The Daily Beast on Wednesday. “The reason we decided to go to the plea deal was it was tainted down there,” in Morgan County, Missouri’s court system.

During the investigation, it was determined that Piercy did little to nothing as he watched Ellingson drown.

As the Beast reports:

Piercy did not jump in to save him.

When a bachelorette party passed on a nearby boat, the passengers threw Ellingson a life ring “but they didn’t know my son was handcuffed,” Craig said. “Piercy didn’t say he was handcuffed.”

The women told investigators that they screamed at Piercy to extend a pole to Ellingson, which he did “but he knew he was handcuffed,” Craig said.

Piercy did not call a supervisor for help until an hour after Ellingson drowned. Footage from his boat shows Piercy having a chillingly casual conversation with his colleague, referring to Ellingson in profane terms.

“I’m banged up a little bit, but I’m alright. I don’t know if I’m sore from treading water with the bastard,” Piercy told a supervisor of the dead 20-year-old.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Eric Holder Sends Ominous Late Night Tweet to “Career DOJ/FBI” Employees

Eric Holder, Obama’s former Attorney General and a man who recently hinted at an interest in pursuing a 2020 bid for the White House, issued a rather ominous warning to the “career men & women” of the DOJ/FBI last night saying that their “actions and integrity will be unfairly questioned” before calling upon them to “be prepared, be strong.”

Of course, with the many scandals that plagued Obama’s Justice Department, it’s impossible to know exactly which one sparked Holder’s warning.

Could it be the outrageous unmasking of Trump officials in the waning days of Obama’s administration, an obvious attempt to exploit the collection of foreign intelligence and use it as a political weapon of mass destruction, and subsequent illegal leaking of that information to the media? Certainly, this would seem to be a concern for Susan Rice who has been asked to testify before the House Intelligence Committee.

Or, is it a simple message directed at FBI Director McCabe who we recently pointed out is coming under increasing scrutiny for not recusing himself from the investigation of Michael Flynn, a man against whom he very clearly harbored a personal vendetta.

Or, perhaps its that whole James Comey revelation that Eric Holder’s replacement, Loretta Lynch, colluded with the Hillary Clinton campaign and the FBI to quash the investigation of Hillary’s email scandal.

Or, perhaps it’s just a general warning after the FISA court recently revealed the the Obama administration conducted illegal queries targeting American citizens “with much greater frequency than had previously been disclosed to the Court”…an issue which it described as a “very serious Fourth Amendment issue.”

[Comment: Translation — “Cover our as*es — it’s for the good of the country.”]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Fatwas and False Impressions: The Islamic Fiqh Council’s Incitement to Violence

[…]”Humans are free to have their blood, money and honor preserved and remain free except from worshipping God Almighty” said Prince Khalid Al-Faisal bin Abdulaziz, Mecca Region Governor and adviser to Saudi Arabia’s King Salman, referring to the Quran at the opening ceremony. The operative word is “except.” What that means is that all people must submit to the will of Allah and that Islam is the only true religion.

This assertion is mild in comparison to the workings of the Islamic Fiqh Council itself, however. It has not only been characterized since its inception by hatred, intolerance and extremism, but is behind the 1990 assassination of an imam in Tucson, Arizona, which Mideast expert Daniel Pipes called “One of the first killings on U.S. soil connected to the Islamic religion…”

Founded in 1978 and made up of a select group of Muslim jurists and scholars, the IFC aims, in part, to:

“Prov[e] the supremacy of Islamic Fiqh over man-made laws,” and “tak[e] measures to counter suspicions raised against Islam, as well as problems and observations designed to either spread skepticism about the rulings of Islamic Shari[a] or degrade their importance.”

           — Hat tip: AF [Return to headlines]

Here Today, Gone Tomorrow: Mystery New Island Found in the Bermuda Triangle

A new island has appeared in the Bermuda Triangle. It’s a mile long and has been nicknamed “Shelley Island,” because of the large number of shells on it. Located off the tip of Cape Point on Hatteras Island, reports have said that it was formed due to the Atlantic Ocean’s changing tides.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

How Fake News Breaks Your Brain

Short attention spans and a deluge of rapid-fire articles on social media form a recipe for fake news epidemics

Fake news, of course, is nothing new. In the past it took the form of pamphlets created to smear political enemies or sensationalist stories designed to “go viral” the old-fashioned way through newspaper sales. But the recent surge of false information enabled by our new social media landscapes has propelled it forward as a serious problem worthy of national and even international debate.

The problem, people say, is the medium. Which makes sense: Social media platforms like Facebook face criticism for enabling the spread of this kind of misleading or incorrect information, because they allow any user or even automated bots to post legitimate-looking articles, which then proceed to spread like wildfire through “liking” and “sharing.” Now Facebook has rolled out new tools to crack down on fake viral articles, while Twitter is testing a new feature to let users flag misleading, false or harmful information.

But a new study published this week in the journal Nature Human Behaviour shows that the limitations of the human brain are also to blame. When people are overloaded with new information, they tend to rely on less-than-ideal coping mechanisms to distinguish good from bad, and end up privileging popularity over quality, the study suggests. It’s this lethal combination of data saturation and short, stretched attention spans that can enable fake news to spread so effectively.

[Comment: This is exactly how main stream media swamps the public with useless, often fake “news”]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

IBM is Clueless About AI Risks

Earlier this week, David Kenny, IBM Senior Vice President for Watson and Cloud, told the US Congress that Americans have nothing to fear from artificial intelligence, and that the prospects of technological unemployment and the rise of an “AI overlord” are pernicious myths. The remarks were as self-serving as they were reckless, revealing the startling degree to which IBM is willing to forfeit the future for the sake of the present…

Stuart Russell, professor of computer science and Smith-Zadeh Professor in Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, agrees that AI will introduce important benefits, but he’s concerned about the way IBM has chosen to whitewash the potential consequences-and even belittle those who are starting to sound the alarm.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Islam’s Onslaught of America: Ignoring Successive Lessons of Terror

Anywhere you look in the world today where Muslims immigrate, you see violence. Where you once saw peaceful cities in Europe, you see Muslims firebombing cars and buildings. You see trashed out slums. In Melmo, Sweden, they rioted and killed all last summer. One look at London, England shows Sharia thugs beating people up for drinking a beer. One man suffered beheading as we walked down the street a year ago in London.

In 2014, a woman in Moore, Oklahoma suffered beheading from a Muslim co-worker. Muslims killed 12 Charlie Hebdo journalists Paris, France and another Muslim killed four more people at a French bakery a day later.

Whether two Muslim brothers bombed the Boston Marathon or women suffer death for dishonoring their father by wearing jeans in Phoenix, Arizona or a New Jersey Muslim beheaded two men and then be-handing them before throwing them into a grave-Islam teaches violent conquest wherever it spreads.

Throw in Paris, France; Brussels, Belgium; Nice, France; San Bernardino, California; Ohio State University; White Cloud, Minnesota and more to come.

The question remains: why do Western countries import millions of Muslims into their midst?

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Leftopaths, The Cycle of Violence Continues, Part 1

There is nothing new under the sun: Ecclesiastes 1

While the above phrase was written over 2,000 years ago, the author of Ecclesiastes composed one of the most profound truisms in history. There really is nothing new under the sun when it comes to human beings and that predictability has often been used by unscrupulous scoundrels to manipulate people. Such is the case in today’s democrats/leftists who are playing into the hands of Leftopathic leaders intent on creating the chaos needed to bring about a new world order.

— From their exalted positions in field’s ranging from entertainment, politics, business, and news media, malevolent puppet-masters like Arianna Huffington, Beyonce, Whoopi Goldberg, Loretta Lynch, George Soros and Rachel Maddow bang the drums of war and hate to their base turning many of them into useful idiots willing to commit acts of violence, civil disobedience, intimidation, and worse.

Political violence is nothing new to the Democratic Party. For instance, in 1856, democratic Congressman Preston Brooks nearly beat republican Senator Charles Sumner to death in the Capitol Building over the slavery issue; the Opelousas, Louisiana, Massacre in 1868 in which white democrats killed some 300 blacks and another 35-50 whites; the Wilmington, North Carolina insurrection of 1898 in which white Democratic Party insurgents overthrew the legitimately elected local government, killing between 15-60 people and destroyed large sections of black owned businesses/houses; Democrat George Wallace and the Selma March in 1963. The current rounds of violence and anarchy are simply the external workings of the same old Democratic Party that has replaced the support of slavery with the anarchistic methods of Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals” and combined them with Antonio Francesco Gramsci’s “Prison Notebook” amongst others to create a democratic “no quarter” policy. Thus the “leaders” of the Leftopaths are simply using the longtime Democratic Party’s favorite tactics of violence and intimidation.

[Coment: ** Recommended reading. **]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

Legal Audacity is the Answer to Political Aggression

The political aggression against President Trump has been so notorious that the various “law-enforcement” and “intelligence” agencies of the General Government-with their vaunted methods of surveillance, infiltration, computerized analysis of data, and so on-should be able to identify not only the illegal means being employed but also the primary malefactors employing them, including both the miscreants brazenly operating in the open and (of far greater consequence) the instigators, financiers, and other string-pullers manipulating events from behind the scenes. (If not, Mr. Trump can invoke for that purpose the sweeping powers statutorily delegated to him under 10 U.S.C. § 252 and 253.) Moreover, one need not hire a $1,000-an-hour big-city attorney to find at least one statute which applies in this situation.

Title 18 of the United States Code, Section 241 provides in pertinent part that

[i]f two or more persons conspire to injure, oppress, threaten, or intimidate any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured to him by the Constitution or laws of the United States * * *

[t]hey shall be fined * * * or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and if death results from the acts committed in violation of this section * * * , they shall be fined * * * or imprisoned * * * for any term of years or for life, or both, or may be sentenced to death.

Observe that this statute protects “any person * * * in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured to him by the Constitution or laws of the United States” in any respect. Moreover, for it to come into play, no actual deprivation of “any [such] right or privilege secured” need have occurred. A conspiracy aimed at any such deprivation, together with the commission of some overt act in furtherance thereof, suffices. As well it should: “For two or more to confederate and combine together to commit or cause to be committed a breach of the criminal laws, is an offense of the gravest character, sometimes quite outweighing, in injury to the public, the mere commission of the contemplated crime. It involves deliberate plotting to subvert the laws, educating and preparing the conspirators for further and habitual criminal practices. And it is characterized by secrecy, rendering it difficult of detection, requiring more time for its discovery, and adding to the importance of punishing it when discovered.” United States v. Rabinowich, 238 U.S. 78, 88 (1915).

As to deprivations of certain rights or privileges, private parties can be charged even without the involvement of rogue public officials in their wrongdoing, See United States v. Guest, 383 U.S. 745, 757-760 (opinion of the Court), 775-784 (opinion of Brennan, J.) (1966). But private individuals are certainly liable as to deprivations of any and all such rights or privileges when they collude with such officials. United States v. Price, 383 U.S. 787, 794, 795, 798 (1966). And in this case rightly so: For various puppet masters and their mouthpieces in private station are doubtlessly as much instigators, initiators, promoters, and planners of, and otherwise accessories to, the attacks against President Trump as are their co-conspirators among rogue officials and employees in the Deep State’s governmental apparatus. So, inasmuch as rogue public officials “participate[ ] in every phase of the * * * venture”, and “[i]t [i]s a joint activity, from start to finish”, “[t]hose [private parties] who t[ake] advantage of the foul purpose must suffer the consequences of that participation”, even to the extent of being punished as principals. Compare id. at 795 with 18 U.S.C. § 2.

Now apply 18 U.S.C. § 241 specifically to the President:

If two or more persons conspire to injure, oppress, threaten, or intimidate [Mr. Trump] in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured to him by the Constitution or laws of the United States [specifically in his capacity as the President of the United States] * * *

[t]hey shall be fined * * * or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and if death results from the acts committed in violation of this section * * * , they shall be fined * * * or imprisoned * * * for any term of years or for life, or both, or may be sentenced to death.

[Comment: Recommended reading.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

McAuliffe Defies Trump Voter Commission; His Attorney Led Soros-Funded Voter ID Challenges

Democratic Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe was the first governor to defy requests for information from Donald Trump’s voter commission, announcing that he refuses to turn over voter registration information from the state.

An attorney for McAuliffe previously filed voter identification lawsuits in a number of states that were bankrolled by millions of dollars from liberal billionaire George Soros, who wants to expand the electorate by 10 million voters, documents leaked last year show. The governor’s attorney also works with a number of major progressive groups on voter efforts.

McAuliffe, who has vetoed a number of voter identification related bills in recent months, announced Thursday that he will not abide by the request from Trump’s voter commission.

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

O’Keefe’s Third Undercover Film Exposes CNN’s Internal Culture of Hate and the Actual Creation of Fake News

Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe has just capped off a week of destroying CNN’s last shred of credibility with a Friday morning release of another undercover encounter with an employee of the beleagured network. Jimmy Carr, a hate-filled Associate Producer, said that virtually everyone he knows at the network — surprise — absolutely hates President Trump…

O’Keefe also caught CNN selectively editing out a Trump supporter’s answer during an election panel to make him appear stupid when giving an answer to the topic of illegal immigrants voting in the 2016 election.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

‘Rich Dad Poor Dad’ Author Issues Warning to Trump

Longtime Trump friend Robert Kiyosaki fears the Deep State will try and prosecute Trump

Infowars reporter Millie Weaver interviewed Robert Kiyosaki at the Red Pill Expo held in Bozeman, MT where he discussed the dilemma Millennials face in today’s workplace and how they are dealing with student loans.

In this exclusive interview, Kiyosaki speaks about his friendship with President Trump and raises concerns about the government corruption Trump faces while fighting to make America great again.

Kiyosaki discloses his personal experience dealing with the Deep State as a Marine Corps helicopter gunship pilot during the Vietnam War and how a C.I.A. front company tried to get him to fly for them.

He warns that the Deep State can and will dig up anything they can to stop Trump.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

The American People Are the Number One Target: “They Are Tightening the Screws”

A little more than a week ago it was announced that Whole Foods was bought by for just under $14 billion. One of the major problems with this is that Jeff Bezos, the head of Amazon has deep ties with the CIA and the Federal government. Wal-Mart being fully in the government’s pocket and now Whole Foods brought under thumb as well, how much longer before Kissinger’s “Food as a Weapon” principle is brought to bear? A good article was just released by Jon Rappaport entitled Buy your food from the CIA: Amazon buys Whole Foods, that is worth reading.

As if that connection is not nefarious enough, there is more: it appears a new cloud technology is being produced for the CIA from…you guessed it…none other than the CIA, as is excerpted here:

The intelligence community is about to get the equivalent of an adrenaline shot to the chest. This summer, a $600 million computing cloud developed by Amazon Web Services for the Central Intelligence Agency over the past year will begin servicing all 17 agencies that make up the intelligence community. If the technology plays out as officials envision, it will usher in a new era of cooperation and coordination, allowing agencies to share information and services much more easily and avoid the kind of intelligence gaps that preceded the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

“The Details About the CIA’s Deal with Amazon,” 6/17/17

Guess the data center that ran taxpayers billions that is in Utah is not enough, nor the fusion centers in every state. Did you like “…a new era of cooperation and coordination…” between the friendly agencies? And all to “avoid intelligence gaps,” just for your protection, right?


They are tightening the screws, little by little, while they refine all the control mechanisms and place that security web over their number one target: the American people. They are taking control of the food supply incrementally. Water? Yes, here in Montana, the state just sent out a form for property owners to declare their water rights…as the CKST (Confederated Kootenai &Salish Tribes) Water Compact was passed into law in Montana in 2014. Actions will be taken within the next two years.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

The Biggest Scandal You’ve Never Heard of

Is top Democrat being blackmailed and obstructing justice?

Is someone blackmailing one of the top members of Congress in plain sight?

It’s a question that demands to be asked, given the basic known facts.

Democratic bigwig Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., has become the central figure in two major computer hacking scandals, but she has responded to the incidents in completely opposite ways.

When WikiLeaks published 19,252 emails and 8,034 attachments from the Democratic National Committee, or DNC, on July 22, 2016, Wasserman Schultz resigned as the group’s chair two days later, the day before the start of the Democratic National Convention…

With evidence piling up that her own congressional office computer was hacked, Wasserman Schultz has:

Refused to fire the suspect;

Given him a new title and kept him on her payroll;

Apparently allowed him to continue access to her computer system;

Demanded Capitol Police return her laptop, a key piece of evidence in a criminal investigation;

Seemingly threatened to cut the department’s budget if it did not comply;

Admitted to violating official information security policy, but she blamed the House’s chief administrative officer for not stopping her.

Her behavior is so extraordinary, it would seem to raise a question as to whether she is even trying to obstruct justice.

Why would she take such risks?

And why would she protect the person who is accused of victimizing her?…

Still, there is one additional odd detail that makes the case all the more peculiar: The IT workers under investigation are Muslims and Pakistani nationals.

Meet the Awans

Imran Awan has worked for Wasserman Schultz since 2005, the year she became the congressional representative from Florida’s 23rd district.

Imran and his wife, Hina Alvi, are personal friends with the congresswoman, according to multiple sources…

Public records show Imran was paid $165,000 a year; Abid made $161,000; Jamal, Hina Alvi and Natalia Sova earned $160,000 each.

Those salaries are comparable to what top House aides such as chiefs of staff earn, not IT workers. Why these computer technicians made such exorbitant salaries has never been explained by their Democratic employers.

In fact, $160,000 a year is three times the average House IT staff salary, according to InsideGov, which lists the median salary for legislative assistants as $43,000 annually.

[Comment: Read it. It’s worse than you think.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]

The Fake News Must Wither and Die

The Bill of Rights, Article I states, “Congress shall make no law… abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press;” What can we do if an enemy sets up a “press” to manipulate elections, news, and other information to promote its ends or to subvert our way of life? Shouldn’t that be considered treason or sedition? Whenever the “press” or other media over-steps the bounds of their job which is to bring news, information, and entertainment to the public, it becomes an un-elected power instead of a service. Whenever the press wields un-elected power, it is called the “Fourth Estate”.

Wherever power can be derived, you will find power perverts who are those that lust God like power. Just like their degenerate counterparts, molesters, or thieves, they gravitate to areas of accessibility for their wicked “needs”. The power perverts and their want-to-be power puppets of the media have little regard for bringing honest information and entertainment to the public. They will use or sell their position for the pleasures of power. In this power grab, they work the news to fit what they want us to believe. With the selected information, they transmit, they more than make a departure from their honest function. They use deceptive, descriptive words, they will give or withhold publicity to people of their choosing. They will give their approval or disapproval of actions. The “spin” they give to the news is only to influence us and shape a system suited for their master’s pleasure. Thereby they shape events at every level of life into their ideal image. It appears that their conduct and language are directed against the public order and the tranquility of state. This constant ridicule and stirring up of disorder of the very country in which they live, is the meaning of sedition. Not only is there enough evidence of sedition to bring formal accusation, but there could also be a good case for conspiracy and treason. In a message presented to Congress in 1917, Congressman Oscar Callaway stated, “In March 1915, the J.P. Morgan interests…and their subsidiary organizations…got together 12 men high up in the newspaper world and employed them to select the most influential newspapers in the United States and sufficient number of them to control generally the policy of the daily press…They found it was only necessary to purchase the control of twenty-five of the greatest papers. An agreement was reached; the policy of the papers was bought, to be paid for by the month; an editor was furnished for each paper to properly supervise and edit information regarding the questions of preparedness, militarism, financial policies, and other things of national and international nature considered vital to the interests of the purchasers.” In regards to the media of his day, Abraham Lincoln said, “He who molds the public sentiment… makes statues and decisions possible or impossible to make.”

To show the danger of the undisciplined Fourth Estate and the treason that can result, here is what David Rockefeller, founder of the Trilateral Commission said in an address before the media power brokers in June of 1991… “We are grateful to The Washington Post, The New York Times, Time Magazine, and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost forty years. It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subject to the bright lights of publicity during those years. But, the world is now more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government. The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national auto determination practiced in the past centuries.” Auto determination is single determination, such as a government with a Constitution. It is a sovereign Nation, autonomous, having of itself the power of determination.

[Comment: Recommended reading.]

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Canada’s Top Court Rules Google Must Block Some Results Worldwide

Canadian courts can force internet search leader Google to remove results worldwide, the country’s top court ruled on Wednesday, drawing criticism from civil liberties groups arguing such a move sets a precedent for censorship on the internet.

In its 7-2 decision, Canada’s Supreme Court found that a court in the country can grant an injunction preventing conduct anywhere in the world when it is necessary to ensure the injunction’s effectiveness.

“The internet has no borders — its natural habitat is global,” the Supreme Court wrote in its judgment. “The only way to ensure that the interlocutory injunction attained its objective was to have it apply where Google operates — — globally.”

Google, a unit of Alphabet Inc, did not immediately reply to a request for comment.

[Comment: Globalists attempting to place “pretend laws” in place for internet censorship aka Operation “Silence the Serfs!” ]

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Gunmen Open Fire Outside Avignon Mosque in France, Eight Injured

Eight people have been injured after gunmen reportedly opened fire outside a mosque in southeast France.

The shooting, which was not being treated as terrorism, took place in Avignon, Provence, at about 10.30pm on Sunday night.

Worshippers were leaving the Arrahma mosque when two “hooded men” pulled up in a Renault Clio.

Police said the crowd fled in panic when the gunmen started shooting, injuring four people at the scene, La Provence newspaper reported. A family of four in a nearby apartment received shrapnel wounds.

A seven-year-old girl was among those injured, the paper reported.

One of the attackers was carrying a handgun, while the other had a rifle.

Police were searching for the suspects after they fled from the scene.

Laure Chabaud, an Avignon magistrate, said police suspected it was a gangland dispute…

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Masked Gunmen Open Fire at a Mosque in the South of France

Masked gunmen have opened fire at a mosque in the south of France, injuring eight people.

The incident happened at 10.30pm last night in Avignon, Provence.

[Comment: The article says that “police suspected it was a gangland dispute.” ]

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Swedish Music Festival is Cancelled for 2018 After Multiple Sex Attacks and a Rape at This Year’s Event

A large music festival in Sweden that has hosted artists such as Kanye West, Robbie Williams and Iron Maiden has called off next year’s event after several reports of sexual abuse.

The Bråvalla festival in Norrkoping, southern Sweden, says the decision was made after a rape was reported on Friday during a performance by pop singer Håkan Hellström at this year’s four day event.

In addition to the rape report Swedish police say they recorded 11 cases of sexual abuses at the July 28-July 1 event.

[Comment: The article does not say who was behind the 11 cases of sexual abuse at the July28-July 1 event. We need inside sources that will leak information about cover ups by the authorities.]

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How an American Became the Leader of an ISIS Cell

About 260 Americans have joined, or tried to join, terrorists overseas. And many of us wonder how in God’s name does that happen? How is an American drawn into a group that seeks to destroy everything that America stands for? Abdirizak Warsame has an exotic name but he was an American teenager, living with his mom in Minneapolis, who became the leader of an ISIS cell sending other young men from Minneapolis to their deaths. As we first reported last October, Warsame was released from jail for one day to talk to us. A judge would soon sentence him to what could be up to 15 years in prison. Warsame wanted to explain to us —— and through us to the judge —— how he fell for ISIS in God’s name.

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North Korea is Sitting on a Stockpile of Minerals Worth Trillions

North Korea is notorious for its totalitarian regime and human rights violations. Fewer people may realize the secretive country is also sitting on trillions in untapped wealth.

Embedded deep beneath the country’s mountainous zones are some 200 varietiesof minerals, including gold, iron, copper, zinc, magnesite, limestone, tungsten, and graphite, Quartz reports.

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“…An Authentic Immigrant Invasion” Is Underway, As Record Breaking Number of Migrants Make it to Italy in Two Days

It looks like the Libyan dictator, Muammar Gaddafi (Hillary gets the credit for killing him and destabilizing Libya) may be right in the end. And, he wasn’t even thinking about the Syrian invasion via Turkey.

Breitbart reports here that 13,500 Africans made it to Italy in the last two days. The journey through Africa, to Libya and to the coast is run by human traffickers, but then as we have reported on many occasions, NGO rescue boats joined by the Italian navy end up delivering them to the shores of Italy. Invasion of Europe news…

Italy’s migrant welcome centers are in a state of “collapse” as huge waves of African migrants take advantage of the temperate climate to make the crossing from Libya to the Italian peninsula.

On Tuesday, 8,500 African migrants are reaching Italian shores aboard 14 different ships, adding to the 5,000 who arrived on Monday. The massive arrivals have led local media as well as politicians to speak of an authentic immigrant “invasion” exceeding the country’s capacity of assimilation.

Officials reported on June 15 that more than 65,000 migrants had arrived since the beginning of the year, but that was prior to the latest influx. Figures for the year now stand at 73,380 migrants into Italy, or a rise of 14.42 percent over the same period in 2016, when then-record arrivals had reached 64,133.

The exodus from Libya to the Italian coast has continuing unabated with no visible action on the part of the Italian government or the European Union to halt it. [All they had to do years ago was to safely turn back a few of the boats to the African coast to discourage the mass migration from an overpopulated Africa.-ed]

The illegal immigrants who reach the Libyan coast from all parts of Africa (most recently, from the West), embark in the Mediterranean on makeshift boats. The majority of these are picked up either by NGOs or humanitarian organizations or official Italian Coast Guard or naval vessels.

Despite their intention to travel up through Italy into northern Europe, the vast majority of migrants end up remaining in Italy, mostly because the northern borders with France, Switzerland and Austria are closely watched.

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EU in Crisis as Germany and Italy Hold Emergency Talks

EU OFFICIALS are to hold crisis talks over fears Europe is under siege from rising numbers of migrants.

More than 12,000 landed in Italy last week alone as the scramble to reach the Continent from Libya shows no sign of slowing.

The onslaught showed just how much of a disaster the EU immigration policy was, said UKIP home affairs spokeswoman Jane Collins.

The “unsustainable” influx has seen Libya — a gateway to Europe for thousands of sub-Saharan Africans — threaten to shut its ports and send back boatloads of asylum seekers.

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EU Scandal: Bloc-Backed Coastguard ‘Sell Refugees’ As Lawless Libya Spirals Out of Control

LIBYAN coastguards who have been given millions of pounds from the European Union have been astonishingly accused of involvement in the selling of vulnerable refugees to vile people smugglers.

The security situation in the hostile African nation is spiralling out of control with desperate migrants caught up in the chaos.

Militia groups are attacking each other, as well as the so-called “unity” government — the Presidency Council, headed by unity Prime Minister Fayez Sarraj.

The internationally recognised government cannot control of large swathes of the nation where lawless militants run riot, selling men and raping women on a daily basis.

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Europe’s Migrant Crisis: Views From Central Europe

“We are not going to take part in the madness of the Brussels elite.”

The European Union has initiated legal action against the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland for failing to comply with a controversial order to take in thousands of migrants from Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

The so-called infringement procedure, which authorizes the European Commission, the powerful executive arm of the European Union, to sue member states that are considered to be in breach of their obligations under EU law, could lead to massive financial penalties.

The dispute dates back to September 2015, when, at the height of Europe’s migration crisis, EU member states narrowly voted to relocate 120,000 “refugees” from Italy and Greece to other parts of the bloc. This number was in addition to a July 2015 plan to redistribute 40,000 migrants from Italy and Greece.

Of the 160,000 migrants to be “shared,” nine countries in Central and Eastern Europe were ordered to take in around 15,000 migrants. Although the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania and Slovakia voted against the agreement, they were still required to comply. …

Fico added that 95% of so-called refugees were actually economic migrants:

“We will not assist in this folly with arms opened wide with the notion that we will accept them all regardless of whether they are economic migrants or not. We must start telling the truth about migration.” …

Referring to Hungary’s occupation by the Ottoman Empire from 1541 to 1699, Orbán said:

“I think we have a right to decide that we do not want a large number of Muslim people in our country. We do not like the consequences of having a large Muslim community that we see in other countries and I do not see any reason for anyone else to force us to create ways of living together in Hungary that we do not want to see. That is a historical experience for us.”

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Italy Threatens to Seize NGO Boats as Mediterranean Migrant Crisis Intensifies

Italy will threaten to confiscate charity-run migrant rescue ships as she considers closing her seaports entirely to the mass influx of asylum seekers arriving via the Mediterranean route from Africa.

The southern European nation is set to make the threat at an emergency European Union summit on Sunday after the country was overwhelmed last week by the arrival of 13,500 Africans in just two days, picked up off the coast of Libya, leaving asylum seeker welcome centres in a state of “collapse”.

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London Bridge Terrorist Got Into Britain on False Details After Claiming He Was Five Years Younger, Inquest Hears…

[…]but journalists miss hearing after coroner fails to let anyone know it’s happening

Rachid Redouane, pictured, entered the UK after giving the immigration service the false name Rachid Elkhdar while he also lied about his age, an inquest heard

A London Bridge terrorist entered the UK under a false name and date of birth by hoodwinking authorities into thinking he was five years younger, an inquest heard — but journalists missed the hearing after the coroner’s office failed to inform the press it was happening.

The coroner’s court later gave out a recording of the hearing to reporters after sending out a notification to the press 20 minutes after the inquest had started.

It is understood the reason for the delay was because the coroner was ‘late signing off on the list’.

Southwark Coroner’s Court was told Rachid Redouane, 30, entered the country by giving the immigration service the false alias Rachid Elkhdar and said he was five years younger — but authorities have not confirmed when he arrived in the UK.

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Poland Has Right to Say ‘No’ To Refugees, Says Ruling Party Leader

WARSAW (Reuters) — Poland has a moral right to say ‘no’ to refugees, the country’s most powerful politician said on Saturday.

Jaroslaw Kaczynski, head of the ruling party Law and Justice (PiS), gave his views on immigration at a party convention in Przysucha, 100 km (60 miles) south of Warsaw.

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Refugee Child Attempts Rape of Young French Girl, He is Cheered on While it is Filmed.

This past weekend a shocking Snapchat video has created lots of buzz on the internet. The Snapchat, filmed by migrants in France, recorded a migrant child of African descent forcing himself on a young French girl.

This interaction isn’t just harmless child’s play, but sexual and malicious. The young men who recorded did nothing to stop or correct the youngster, but cheer him on instead. The script on the Snapchat loosely translates into, “(wch?) the kids of 2010 are crazy”. The children look to be around 7.

The hooligan who recorded and posted this was kind enough to retweet some people and their reactions to the video. There are screenshots below with original French and English translation. You can also go to his Twitter (archive) here and see the retweets yourself. Also, if you see MDR (mort de rire) it is shorthand-slang for “dying of laughter” in French.

Looking at the content he retweeted, we know this is a big joke to him not surprising he hails from a country where rape culture ACTUALLY exists and thrives aka Muslim countries.

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San Francisco to Pay Illegal $190k Because He Was Reported, Detained

Sanctuary cities may also be settlement cities for illegals. To settle a lawsuit, San Franciso is set to pay $190,000 to an illegal immigrant who says his “undocumented” status was reported to ICE officers — contrary to the protection that sanctuary cities offer to illegals.

CBS affiliate KPIX 5 reports that the settlement is pending but is expected to be officially announced in the near future.

The city is just fine with that. According to John Coté, a spokesman for the Office of San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera, “San Francisco has strong policies in place to encourage victims and witnesses to report crimes without fear of being deported, which include our sanctuary ordinance. These policies are designed to foster respect and trust between law enforcement and residents to ensure our communities are safe. The City, including the Police Department, remain committed to them.”

Coté insisted that “this proposed settlement is a fair resolution for all of the parties involved.”

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State Department: Refugee Free-for-All Until July 6th!

Everyone wants to know what it all means… there is the 90-day travel ban (everyone, not just refugees) from six majority Muslim countries and then the 120-day moratorium for all refugees from all countries, but only for those refugees who don’t have certain relationships with those who got here before them.

And, so far it looks like resettlement agencies may not count as having “bona fide” relationships as ‘entities,’ but all of that could change next month, next week or the next minute! Therefore I am not going to wander in to the weeds of all this or lose sleep over it. We will just see how things evolve because there is nothing we can do to influence it all anyway.

By legislating from the bench, the Supremes have made it likely that even fewer persecuted Syrian Christians will be admitted to the US before late fall.

Just so you know we are at 49,248 refugees for this fiscal year when I checked Wrapsnet earlier this morning. We will hit 50,000 probably by July 6th, then what?

And, just to give you some comparison, that 49,248 is the highest number of refugees (excluding FY16) that we have admitted by the end of June in the last ten fiscal years, so the contractors*** shouldn’t be whining about a lack of paying ‘clients’ this year.

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The OECD Effect: Frankfurt Becomes First German City Where Natives Are a Minority

The refugee crisis continues to destroy European countries

Alex Jones dissects the data on refugee integration into Europe, revealing that 2016 was the biggest year for mass migration and, surprisingly, being German is now a minority in Frankfurt.

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Trump’s Proposed 5-Year Welfare Ban for Immigrants is Already Law

President Donald Trump proposed Wednesday night reforming the welfare system by putting into law a statute that has been the law of the land since 1996.

“I believe the time has come for new immigration rules which say those seeking admission into our country must be able to support themselves financially and should not use welfare for a period of at least five years,” Trump said to raucous applause from the roughly 6,000 supporters who flocked to his Iowa rally.

He added that he wanted to pass legislation to that effect “very soon.”

With a few exceptions, new immigrants already cannot access welfare programs during their first five years in the US, per a 1996 welfare reform law signed by President Bill Clinton.

Pressed repeatedly by CNN, a senior administration official did not dispute that the proposal is already in effect.

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Beyond Pro-Choice: The Solution to White Supremacy is White Abortion

It is time to move beyond “pro-choice” and start focusing on the needs of women of color. It is time for white women to stop considering only their own comfort and ambitions when choosing to raise children. We have entered an era of “pro-future,” in which white supremacy is crushed, and children of all colors are free to live in an open and welcoming society. Being pro-future is the next step in women’s liberation. Do your part, white women: end white supremacy.

[Comment: Medusa Magazine. Appropriate name. What a horrible and evil woman.]

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Study: More Men Hired in Gender-Blind Job Application Process

An initiative by the leaders of Australian Public Service to promote gender equality through blind recruitment efforts has failed, according to reports.

The trial, which was an effort to push more women in senior position jobs, revealed that removing the gender from a candidate’s application does not help boost gender equality in hiring. The trial also revealed that adding a male name to a candidate’s application made them 3.2 percent less likely to get the job while adding a female name made it 2.9 percent more likely that the candidate would be hired.

Researchers assumed that removing gender identifiers from an application would make it easier for women to obtain employment in senior positions that have traditionally been dominated by men.

“We anticipated this would have a positive impact on diversity — making it more likely that female candidates and those from ethnic minorities are selected for the shortlist,” said Professor Michael Hiscox, a Harvard academic. “We found the opposite, that de-identifying candidates reduced the likelihood of women being selected for the shortlist.”

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16 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 7/2/2017

  1. As regards the Avignon attack, the “explanation” is just simply beyond words (and I’m still laughing). OK, I’m not a French policeman (maybe they know better than me) but come on guys….! No doubt Finsbury Park too really had something to do with those nasty Mafia types.
    **”From what we know this evening, the mosque was not targeted. The fact that it happened in the street of the religious establishment was unconnected with it,” the prosecutor said.**

    Yep, pure coincidence.

  2. The “new Germans” now living quite well off the German state, its workers and taxpayers must be praying to their God (predominantly Allah) that Frau Merkel isn’t listening to this.

  3. On the world is $217 and that endless line of zeroes in debt. Really! Maybe we need to have a reset button, and then hit it so that it takes us back to just one zero and flies in the face for all those Bankers?

    What is the big deal here? We all know that all that debt has been grown from Fake Fiat Money out of the hands of an elite so few in number that there really is nothing they could do if all those indebted countries refused to pay up at together and at the same time.

    A little like a bad law that thousands of people take to breaking and the sheer numbers of the law breakers stymie any attempt at prosecution from those who made the law.

    So, let’s all pull the plug on the financial world’s house of cards. It is way past overdue!

    • The big deal is that when the house of cards collapses it’s all the little people who are going to get hurt. All that debt is the only thing backing up the balances we see on our bank statements.

      Anyone with money in a bank, stock market, 401k, any sort of fiat denominated investment is going to watch their net worth evaporate. A lifetime’s worth of savings gone.

      All those government promises that people relied upon – bonds, pensions, social security etc. can’t possibly be fulfilled.

      A financial collapse is going to be very painful for ordinary people. The elite Banksters will be fine, they always are. Their money will be tucked away in safe assets before the rest of us know what happened.

      The reset has to come, but no, I’m not looking forward to it.

      • It will be worse for those who live from paycheck-to-paycheck. And in the U.S. consumer debt is YUGE…

        One of the reasons for the push to get rid of cash is that doing so will prevent people from privately saving in places other than the bank.

      • gjest. What I am suggesting is that what you have put up could be avoided by the simple refusal of ALL indebted countries to pay back their debts.

        What you have put up will come to pass if every country acts as the powers to be expect them to act and lines up behind all the other indebted countries to take their does of medicine.

        • Nemesis, if all indebted countries, which is a lot of countries, refused to pay back their debts then the consequences for those debts not getting paid still has to occur. At that point it’s just mathematics.

          There are two sides to every debt, the one who loans and the one who receives. If a default occurs then someone is not getting paid back what’s owed to them. That financial loss can’t be avoided just because all the debtors default at once.

          There are hundreds of millions of people with money parked in a savings account. If every debtor nation across the world simultaneously defaults, to clear the balance sheets and get back to ground zero, millions of savings accounts somewhere are going to come up short.

          That has to happen because many of the financial obligations tied to those savings accounts are bad debts that won’t survive the massive default. The savings account holder, who deposited his hard earned wages over decades, is now going to lose a significant percentage of his money.

          A straightforward default as you’re recommending is not a bad idea. It’s just that the consequences that follow from it cannot be avoided. Whether some countries default or all of them do won’t matter. The piper has to get paid. There is no way to unload all this debt without the millions of people who are owed the debt getting hurt. When that bad debt gets released and the books get re-balanced, which they eventually will, somebody has to eat that loss.

  4. On that Australian Public Service study – are those who suggested it really that dumb or did they do it knowing what the results would produce, but on the basis of hey! it’s not my money that is being wasted!

  5. I like John Bolton….but he’s usually wrong about everything. His boss, “W”, had 8 years to set up a civil government in Iraq and intentionally marginalized the Sunni…leading to ISIS. FDR won a world war in 4 years, John, why couldn’t “W” do better in 8 years in one small country?

    John, you also know the Muslims will play both sides. Give us millions and give aid and comfort to our enemy. I KNOW you’re not that gullible…or are you? when you’ve dug yourself into a hole…stop digging!

    Bolton’s conceded Iraq is now controlled by Iran and there’s nothing we can do about it, so, he moves on to rail against Christian Russia which has REAL national interests in the region. The USA doesn’t.

    As for Assad, he protects religious minorities. Barack decided to arm terrorists with guns from Libya. Let’s not leave Syria as broken as Barack left Ukraine and Libya. Get out of there!

    Happy 4th of July.

    • “W”‘s family’s long and involved relationship with Sunni Saudi Arabia makes me question whether or not that was his intent. The failures in Iraq are far more complicated than your dismissive few sentences, beginning with the fact Bush truly believed he could introduce democracy in MENA, and going on to the betrayal by Turkey (to name just one huge glitch) on the very eve of the war, when it suddenly did a turn-around and refused to permit allied forces to group there prior to going in. There was a mad scramble for an alternative plan.

      Bush’s failure to rein in PC in the military is a big one also. FDR didn’t have to deal with p.c. or we’d have lost big time. And it was FDR’s policies which set up Russia’s takeover of Eastern Europe. WWII was a four-year affair for the U.S., but it began and went on far longer in Europe. And those FDR-administration decisions are still echoing in the present day.

      Russia hasn’t been Christian for more than a hundred years. Even when it was “Christian” the religion was controlled by those in power.

      Bolton remains right about the corrupt State Department. Tillerson is already being co-opted by them and fighting with the White House for laxer immigration policies.

    • I too like John Bolton, because he usually gets it dead right and he knows the real enemy–islam, not Russia, which of late has become a huge red herring

      Assad does indeed protect religious minorities in Syria, and has for years been shamefully smeared by the Obama/Clinton crowd, who wouldn’t know the enemy if they tripped over it. (not that Hillary would denigrate moslems, considering her known associations with islam; while Obama has with reason been labelled a ‘card carrying member’ of the moslem brotherhood.)

  6. Oh, dear God. No more immigrants! We have too many that refuse to meld into the country and become Americans. In my day it was a point of honor to learn English and become Americans. What has changed? The nature of the immigrants I think. In Minnesota, there are two nations: American and Muslim and never the twain shall meet other than in criminal activity carried out by the Muslims.

    Sorry, the truth hurts but there it is anyway.

  7. Furthermore, Europe is not required to take in African/middle-eastern immigrants if they don’t want to do so. Next thing you know, everyone there will be required to kneel in the streets and bow to “Allah” the moon god. It is sickening to behold.

    Sorry, I should be more culturally enriched but I don’t want to be. I am happy with my own culture and I don’t want to be further enriched.

    • You don’t want to be further culturally enriched?
      Waycist! (Just joking Maria!)

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