Gates of Vienna News Feed 6/18/2018

A man went on an extended shooting spree while carjacking people in the town of Tumwater, Washington. An armed citizen encountered the shooter in a Wal-Mart parking lot while the latter was attempting another carjacking, and shot the perpetrator dead before he could hurt anyone else.

In other news, college students in the Spanish town of Alicante are being forced out of their lodgings so that migrants who recently arrived on the Aquarius can be housed.

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Financial Crisis
» US Futures Plunge After Trump Calls for $200bn More in Chinese Tariffs, Beijing Vows to “Hit Back”
 
USA
» Armed Civilian Kills Gunman, Stops Shooting Spree at Walmart in Washington State
» Deerfield, Illinois, Proposed Ban on “Assault Weapons” Blocked by Court
» Democrats Look to Obama to Lead the Party to 2018 Mid-Term Victory
» He’s Dying of Cancer. Now, He’s the First Patient to Go to Trial to Argue Roundup Made Him Sick
» New Jersey Governor Murphy Assaults Second Amendment
» New TPP is Advancing — But U.S. Is Staying Out (At Least for Now)
» Report: FBI Employees Had Unauthorized Contact With Media During Clinton-Email Probe
» Salute to Two Intellectual Giants: Bernard Lewis and Richard Pipes
» The Plague in the US: Idaho Child Diagnosed With ‘Black Death’
» Trump Space Force: US to Set Up Sixth Military Branch
» U.S. Far-Left Group SPLC to Pay Counter-Extremist Maajid Nawaz $3.3m Settlement Over Anti-Muslim ‘Hate List’
 
Canada
» In Justin Trudeau’s Canada They Walk Among Us…
 
Europe and the EU
» 95% of UK Burglaries and Robberies Not Solved, Data Suggests
» A Conversation With Prof. Richard Lindzen
» Norwegian MP Listhaug in New Media Controversy After ‘Propaganda’ Over Retirement Home
» Poland on Course for EU Showdown as Brussels Threatens to Strip Warsaw of Voting Rights
» Sweden Democrats Call for Referendum on Swedish EU Membership After 2018 Election
» Swedish Woman Killed in Norway Base Jumping Accident
» The EU is About to Destroy the Internet as We Know it
» Trump Wants to Free America From “Fool Trade” And Flip the Tables on the EU
» UK: ‘ISIS-Supporting’ Uber Driver ‘Attacked Police With 4ft Samurai Sword Outside Buckingham Palace After Plotting Suicide Terror Attack Because of His Hatred for the Queen’
 
Israel and the Palestinians
» The Answer to Hamas Terror Kites — Not Proportional, But Exponential!
 
Far East
» Trump Slaps Tariffs on $50 Billion of Chinese Goods
 
Australia — Pacific
» ‘Shut Your Mouth Curry Muncher’: Terrifying Moment a White Australian in Hi-Vis Racially Abuses an Indian Father in Front of His Two Children — Before Throwing a Knife at Him
 
Immigration
» Asylum Seekers Refuse to Do Something Back for Italian Community in Brescia
» Coulter Warns Trump on Immigration, Border: ‘Don’t Fall for the Actor Children’
» ‘Destiny Day’ For Merkel as Allies Set to Issue Migration Ultimatum
» Germany: 90-Year-Old German Woman Sexually Assaulted by Asylum Seeker in Her Bed
» Hungary: EU Members Should Follow the Example of Italy and Ban Migrant Ships From Their Harbours
» Italian Pro-Migrant Mayor: Abolish ‘Death Penalty’ Residency Permits, Open Borders for All
» Italy Hits Back After Blocking Migrant Ships: We’re No Longer Europe’s Doormats, Countries Now Listen to Us
» Majority of French ‘Reject Safe Harbour for Aquarius Migrants’
» NY Times Smears Trump Over Migrant Link to Crime in Germany, But He’s Right
» Pope Francis: All Are Called to Appreciate the ‘Contribution’ of Migrants
» Spanish Students Forced Out of Their Houses to Make Room for Aquarius Migrants
» Sweden: Syrian Migrant Beheads Neighbor, Then Stabs 130 Times
» UK: Foreign Students Not Asked to Prove English Skills, As Sajid Javid Continues Immigration Visa Relaxation
 
General
» Chapter 6: Articles of Faith — How the Devil Has Man Revolt Against God
» Chapter 1: The Devil’s Strategies for Destroying Humanity
» Chapter 2: Communism’s European Beginnings
» Chapter 3: Mass Killing in the East
» Chapter 4: Exporting Revolution
» Chapter 5: Infiltrating the West (Continued)
» Chapter 5: Infiltrating the West
» How the Specter of Communism is Ruling Our World — Preface
» How the Specter of Communism is Ruling Our World — Introduction
 

US Futures Plunge After Trump Calls for $200bn More in Chinese Tariffs, Beijing Vows to “Hit Back”

Update 2:China has just made it clear that the relentless tit-for-tat trade war escalation isn’t stopping any time soon:

  • CHINA SAYS TO HIT BACK IF U.S. ROLLS OUT NEW TARIFF LIST
  • CHINA MOFCOM SAYS U.S. TARIFF DECISION AGAINST MARKET RULES
  • CHINA WILL TAKE STRONG COUNTERMEASURES IF U.S. ISSUES NEW LIST
  • CHINA COMMERCE MINISTRY SAYS IF U.S. PUBLISHES ADDITIONAL IMPORTS TARIFF LIST, CHINA WILL HAVE TO ADOPT COMPREHENSIVE MEASURES TO FIGHT BACK FIRMLY: RTRS
  • CHINA COMMERCE MINISTRY SAYS U.S. THREATS ON $200 BILLION TARIFFS LIST DISOBEYS NEGOTIATION AND CONSENSUS REACHED PREVIOUSLY BETWEEN TWO COUNTRIES: RTRS

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

Armed Civilian Kills Gunman, Stops Shooting Spree at Walmart in Washington State

A gunman who opened fire inside a Walmart in Washington state and injured at least two people during carjacking attempts was fatally shot by one of two armed civilians on Sunday evening, according to police.

Police in Tumwater, just south of Olympia, said they were still piecing together the full story.

About 5 p.m. Pacific Time, authorities received a call about a possibly drunk driver heading the wrong way on a main road near a local high school, said Laura Wohl, Tumwater police public information officer.

As police sped to the scene, they received a second call about a carjacking with shots fired. When officers arrived, they found a 16-year-old girl with unspecified non-life-threatening injuries but no suspect. They quickly located the stolen car but once again no suspect.

At about 5:30 p.m., they started getting numerous calls of shots fired in and around a nearby Walmart. Wohl said they later confirmed that the man doing the shooting was the same person involved in the carjacking.

She said the man entered the Walmart, fired shots at a display case and then went into the parking lot.

There he attempted to carjack another vehicle, shooting an occupant in it at least twice. Apparently frustrated in his effort, the gunman then attempted a second carjacking.

At that point, Wohl said, two armed civilians in the parking lot confronted the suspect, one of whom fatally shot the man.

Police did not identify anyone involved or the type of weapons used, except to say they were handguns. The victim of the second carjacking attempt was in critical condition at Harborview Hospital.

The action inside the store set off fears of a possible mass shooting. Indeed, local media reported that the fire department alerted them to a “mass casualty” incident…

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

Deerfield, Illinois, Proposed Ban on “Assault Weapons” Blocked by Court

As The New American accurately predicted in its coverage, the ban on so-called “assault weapons” passed unanimously by the Deerfield, Illinois Village Board of Trustees in early April was tossed by a court before the ban could be implemented on June 13.

It was thrown out with 24 hours to spare, by Lake County Circuit Court Judge Luis Berrones, on Tuesday. The ban clearly violated a state law of Illinois that declares that “the regulation of the possession or ownership of assault weapons are exclusive powers and functions of this State. Any ordinance or regulation, or portion of that ordinance or regulation, that purports to regulate the possession or ownership of assault weapons in a manner that is inconsistent with this Act, shall be invalid.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Democrats Look to Obama to Lead the Party to 2018 Mid-Term Victory

Democrats long for a senior statesman to guide the party through the murky Trump-era waters, and neither Clinton is cutting it. Jimmy Carter is too old; Bernie Sanders is too socialist; Joe Biden is too gaffe-prone; and the rest of the party regulars are either similarly flawed or just plain boring. Luckily, the party of FDR, JFK, and LBJ have a savior in waiting: Barack Hussein Obama.

Just like the rest of us, the Democratic Party in America is finally coming down with the illness known as Clinton-fatigue. The more sane elements of society first experienced the disease in the early nineties but now, even the Democrats have caught the bug. Whether it’s Hillary’s perpetual blame-others-for-her-2016-election-loss world tour or Bill’s complete tone deafness on the #MeToo movement, liberals have finally had enough of the Clintons. But physicians for the party of the donkey believe they’ve found a cure: The Obama Vaccine.

[Comment: Watch for Legacy Media to give this Communist non stop media coverage.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

He’s Dying of Cancer. Now, He’s the First Patient to Go to Trial to Argue Roundup Made Him Sick

On bad days, Dewayne Johnson is too crippled to speak. Lesions often cover as much as 80% of his body.

Doctors have said they didn’t expect him to live to see this day. But Monday marks a milestone: Johnson, 46, is the first of hundreds of cancer patients to see his case against agrochemical giant Monsanto go to trial.

CNN reported last year that more than 800 patients were suing Monsanto, claiming its popular weed killer, Roundup, gave them cancer.

Since then, hundreds more non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma patients have made similar claims, Johnson’s attorney, Timothy Litzenburg, said. He now represents “more than 2,000 non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma sufferers who used Roundup extensively,” he said.

Johnson, a father of two in California’s Bay Area, applied Roundup weed killer 20 to 30 times per year while working as a pest manager for a county school system, his attorney said.

Johnson’s case is the first to go to trial because, his doctors claim in court filings, he is nearing death. And in California, dying plaintiffs can be granted expedited trials.

And there’s a lot riding on this case, which could set a legal precedent for thousands of cases to follow.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

New Jersey Governor Murphy Assaults Second Amendment

New Jersey, home to one of the nation’s toughest gun-control laws, just became even more hostile to the Second Amendment and law-abiding gun owners. On Wednesday, New Jersey Democratic Governor Phil Murphy signed a total of six gun-control bills into law.

The legislations are:…

Regarding the first two measures (A-1181 and A-1217), what is to guarantee or protect the rights of the minority, namely law-abiding gun owners, from having their firearms wrongfully confiscated? Can a partisan, one-party-controlled government really be entrusted to make non-partisan, or non-politically influenced decisions of who is deemed a “threat” or “danger”?

In the Soviet Union and in eastern-bloc communist satellites, state-controlled doctors and courts were regularly used to diagnose political opposition and Christians as being “mentally ill” or a “threat” to the “people,” as “represented by the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.”

Individuals who harbored anti-government sentiments, expressed criticism about the Communist Party, or who believed in God, the Bible, or Christianity were given psychiatric evaluations by the state and even forcibly sent to psychiatric wards and mental asylums where they were subjected to unspeakable abuses, medical experimentation, and other heinous acts.

If this sounds far-fetched, consider that Joy Behar, co-host of ABC’s The View, described Vice President Mike Pence’s evangelical Christian belief that Jesus speaks to him as “mental illness.” Could the beliefs of Christians be used against them in order diagnose them as suffering from “mental illness” or posing a threat?

[Comment: More “pretend laws” — laws thst violate the Constitution. Globalists continue their bite size assault on the 2nd Amendment.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

New TPP is Advancing — But U.S. Is Staying Out (At Least for Now)

President Trump withdrew the United States from the 12-nation TPP in 2017, fulfilling one of his most important presidential campaign promises.

The 11 remaining countries agreed to an amended version of the trade agreement, now called the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) last November, signing it this past March. The new TPP will take effect once six of its members ratify it.

Back on April 12, Trump’s supporters were alarmed when he ordered top officials to look at rejoining the trade pact. The Washington Post quoted Senator John Thune (R-S.D.), who said Trump told U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow to “take a look at getting us back into [the TPP], on our terms, of course.”

Kudlow told reporters that the United States is “in the pre-preliminary stages of any discussions” with TPP countries about rejoining the pact, but noted that the prospect of reentry was more a “thought” than a “policy.”

However, on April 17, after a dinner with Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe, Trump appeared to have reconsidered, tweeting:

While Japan and South Korea would like us to go back into TPP, I don’t like the deal for the United States. Too many contingencies and no way to get out if it doesn’t work. Bilateral deals are far more efficient, profitable and better for OUR workers. Look how bad WTO is to U.S.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Report: FBI Employees Had Unauthorized Contact With Media During Clinton-Email Probe

[…]

The employees also improperly accepted gifts and benefits from the reporters, including tickets to sporting events, drinks and meals, golf outings, and admittance to private social events, the report by Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz found.

The bureau’s policy strictly prohibits unauthorized contact with the media. But employees appeared to “widely” ignore the policy during the Midyear Exam, the FBI’s codename for the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of an unsecured personal server to conduct government business during her time as Secretary of State.

The culture of media leaks was so widespread that it influenced the officials advising then-FBI Director James Comey on consequential decisions in the email probe, according to the report (pdf), which also detailed rampant bias among key investigators and officials working the case.

           — Hat tip: AF [Return to headlines]
 

Salute to Two Intellectual Giants: Bernard Lewis and Richard Pipes

[…]

To his adopted nation, Pipes gave warning that the Soviet Union intended to envelop the globe, and that it might succeed if the West failed to mobilize all of its resources. Pipes, along with a small band of scholar-patriots, helped President Ronald Reagan to challenge the Soviet Union’s aggressive policies. Reagan countered the Soviet Union’s attempts to expand its influence in Africa, particularly in Angola and Mozambique. Reagan also targeted Moscow’s efforts to gain more footholds in the Third World when the USSR, in cooperation with Cuba, sent advisors and troops to Nicaragua and established a pro-Soviet regime on the Caribbean island of Grenada.

Recognizing that the Soviet appetite was insatiable, Pipes outlined a strategy targeting the vulnerabilities of the “evil empire” which included: the Kremlin’s weakening economy, the rise of nationalist sentiment within the USSR, the corruption rife within of the state’s bureaucracy and the ossification of its Communist Party leadership. …

Consequently, Lewis posed the rhetorical question on the lips of incredulous Muslims of “Who Did This to Us?” rather than “What Went Wrong?”.

And setbacks for the Islamic world there were. Lewis outlines the two failed attempts in 1529 and 1683 by the Muslim Turks to capture Vienna, the capital of the Catholic Hapsburg Dynasty of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. After the second abortive attempt in 1683, the Ottoman Turks’ drive west lost several battles and petered out. Soon the Turks were forced to deal with the West on equal diplomatic terms for the first time, as they met with Hapsburg negotiators in Carlowitz in October, 1698.

Lewis catalogued several of the particulars leading to the downturn in Islam’s fortunes, including: the Ottoman Turks’ failure to keep pace with the West in technological innovation, including in weaponry; the West’s employment of new transoceanic trade routes; the recovery of East European identity in the face of the Ottoman Empire which occupied much of it for centuries; the reduction in vibrancy of the Turkish elite as well as declining population in Turkey, and the rise of Russian power which competed with the Ottomans for supremacy in the Black Sea region.

Perhaps the most controversial of Bernard Lewis’s insights concerns his scholarly commentary in the theological realm, such as his bold analysis in defining the aggressive nature of Jihad and asserting that the Crusades were a response to the predatory behavior by some Muslims against Christian pilgrims, rather than an initiative by the West against Islam. His writings on these topics attracted the criticism of some academics. Lewis had the intellectual courage to navigate the third rail of relations between the Islam and the West.

           — Hat tip: AF [Return to headlines]
 

The Plague in the US: Idaho Child Diagnosed With ‘Black Death’

In what is only the fifth case of bubonic plague in humans in the state of Idaho, the diagnosis of a child with the disease is sparking concerns. The unidentified child, who lives in Elmore County, is recovering from the bacterial infection.

According to WCVB 5, an ABC affiliate, Central District Health Department epidemiologists say it is not known whether the child was exposed to plague in Idaho or during a recent trip to the state of Oregon. Since 1940, only five human cases of plague have been reported in the Gem State (Idaho). The last two reported cases occurred in 1991 and 1992, with both patients fully recovering.

But the plague was common in Madagascar toward the end of last year. That outbreak was the worst in Madagascar in 50 years. Between August 1, 2017, and October 30, 2017, there were a total of 1801 probable and suspected cases of plague, including 127 deaths, as reported by the Ministry of Health of Madagascar to World Health Organization.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Trump Space Force: US to Set Up Sixth Military Branch

President Donald Trump has ordered the US military to establish a sixth branch of its armed forces — a “space force”.

The US president said on Monday it would bolster national security and the economy with the creation of jobs.

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

U.S. Far-Left Group SPLC to Pay Counter-Extremist Maajid Nawaz $3.3m Settlement Over Anti-Muslim ‘Hate List’

The U.S. far-left “anti-hate” Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has agreed to pay anti-extremist British Muslim Maajid Nawaz a 3.3m dollar settlement after the group included him in a list of anti-Muslim extremists.

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

In Justin Trudeau’s Canada They Walk Among Us…

A Yazidi woman ending her tears after crying for nearly 10 minutes in a gathering today in Toronto. She was captured, sold, bought and raped by ISIS; she fled to Canada and saw her ISIS rapist on a bus in Ontario, Canada. Sick.

I’ll be working closely with Yazidis in Canada. pic.twitter.com/ko3cy2tuq5

-— Imam Tawhidi (@Imamofpeace) June 17, 2018

For Canadians, another deeply disturbing @rcallimachi podcast about a Toronto-area ISIS member, in which he expresses no remorse & a continued attachment to violent extremist ideology. And yet has not been arrested. t.co/yswjOJR3dT

-— Stewart Bell (@StewartBellNP) June 14, 2018

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

95% of UK Burglaries and Robberies Not Solved, Data Suggests

Britain’s largest police force has said it is doing all it can to bring thieves to justice after figures suggested 95% of burglaries and robberies across the UK are not being solved.

The Metropolitan police said they were putting a “huge amount of effort” into tackling a rise in crime related to motor scooters, which they said had reduced.

They said burglary presented particular challenges in finding culprits, however they have accepted more work needs to be done to tackle such crimes.

There are fears over a wave of criminality in parts of the country, with scooter thefts attracting particular concern after a number of high-profile incidents.

On Sunday the home secretary, Sajid Javid, revealed he fell victim to thieves on a motor scooter who stole his phone and earlier this month, the comedian Michael McIntyre was robbed of his watch by scooter-riding thieves.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

A Conversation With Prof. Richard Lindzen

Guest interview by Grégoire Canlorbe

Richard Siegmund Lindzen is an American atmospheric physicist known for his work in the dynamics of the atmosphere, atmospheric tides, and ozone photochemistry. He has published more than 200 scientific papers and books. From 1983 until his retirement in 2013, he was Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Meteorology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was a lead author of Chapter 7, “Physical Climate Processes and Feedbacks,” of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Third Assessment Report on climate change. He has criticized the scientific consensus about climate change and what he has called “climate alarmism.”

A short while ago, Prof. Lindzen had a conversation with Mr. Grégoire Canlorbe, who interviewed him on behalf on the French Association des climato-réalistes—the only climate-realist organization in France.

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

Norwegian MP Listhaug in New Media Controversy After ‘Propaganda’ Over Retirement Home

Sylvi Listhaug, Norway’s former justice minister who stepped down from the post earlier this year after causing outrage with a controversial Facebook post, has again clashed with media over claims made on the social network.

           — Hat tip: Charles Low [Return to headlines]
 

Poland on Course for EU Showdown as Brussels Threatens to Strip Warsaw of Voting Rights

Poland and Brussels are on course for a showdown after the EU threatened to strip the member state of its voting rights following accusations of corruption.

Crunch talks will be held in Warsaw today with European Commission vice-president Frans Timmermans before Poland is hauled in front of it’s fellow 27 member states on its observance of its rule of law, which could result in a sanction of the country’s voting rights.

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

Sweden Democrats Call for Referendum on Swedish EU Membership After 2018 Election

The anti-immigration Sweden Democrats (SD) have called for Sweden to hold a referendum on the country’s EU membership after the 2018 Swedish general election.

SD party leader Jimmie Åkesson told newspaper Dagens Industri that the EU is a “large web of corruption where no one has control over anything”.

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

Swedish Woman Killed in Norway Base Jumping Accident

A 30-year-old Swedish woman has died attempting a base jump off Norway’s 800m Katthammaren precipice.

           — Hat tip: Charles Low [Return to headlines]
 

The EU is About to Destroy the Internet as We Know it

The EU is about to destroy the Internet and no one seems to care.

Article 13 will ban memes, force websites to police every upload and force you to pay a tax for posting a link.

We have to stop this. The vote is this week.

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

Trump Wants to Free America From “Fool Trade” And Flip the Tables on the EU

Trump promised to replace what he termed as “fool trade” with fair trade when it comes to America’s economic partnerships, especially those with NAFTA and the EU.

Tweeting from Singapore after the failed G7 Summit in Canada, the President wrote that “Fair Trade is now to be called Fool Trade if it is not Reciprocal”, before explaining how Canada and Germany “rip off” the US through their own protectionist tariffs and insufficient contributions to NATO, respectively. Trump’s sour that their leaders attacked him for his “Make America Great Again” steel and aluminum tariffs while hypocritically ignoring their own lopsided economic relations with the US, and he believes that now is the time to make right for what he truly believes are the historic wrongs that his predecessors committed in voluntarily handicapping American power.

Proverbially speaking, the President conceptualizes America as Gulliver the “giant” tied down by a bunch of Lilliputian dwarves, albeit having previously put itself in this submissive position out of some sort of ideological masochistic-sadism that Trump wants to free it from.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

UK: ‘ISIS-Supporting’ Uber Driver ‘Attacked Police With 4ft Samurai Sword Outside Buckingham Palace After Plotting Suicide Terror Attack Because of His Hatred for the Queen’

An ISIS-supporting Uber driver who ‘hated the Queen’ tried to run down police officers outside Buckingham Palace and attack them using a Samurai sword, a court has heard.

Mohiussunnath Chowdhury left a note for his sister in which he promised he would see her in paradise and told her ‘the Queen and her soldiers will all be in the hellfire,’ the Old Bailey heard.

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

The Answer to Hamas Terror Kites — Not Proportional, But Exponential!

Imagine for one moment tens of thousands of acres of French, Russian, American, Egyptian, or whoever’s farmland, forests, nature preserves, property, and lives deliberately being destroyed or targeted by neighbors sworn to their destruction by any-and-all means possible. Next, imagine that those neighbors, when not firing rockets, mortars, and missiles across the border, refuse to cease this new type of terror activity using often explosive, flaming terror kites as well. The only solution they will accept is your (and in Israel’s case, yet again) final solution.

Now, what might an acceptable response to such murderous intent be—especially when world bodies such as the United Nations basically ignore it (as happened again in the latest June13, 2018 UN condemnation of Israel for its defensive actions in Gaza) and wind up blaming the victim instead?

Predictably, taking cues from such hypocrisy, Hamas and its allies have next promised to launch thousands of additional incendiary kites into Israel as they attempt to storm the border to mark the end of Ramadan’s Eid al-Fitr’s celebration the following day—June 15th this year.

I wish it had not come to this, but the Hamas zebra does not change its stripes (and not that Fatah’s does).[…]

[Bullies need to be dealt with, not excused because they are ‘freedom fighters’ in the leftist opinion. Terrorism is terrorism, no excuses]

           — Hat tip: MC [Return to headlines]
 

Trump Slaps Tariffs on $50 Billion of Chinese Goods

Following weeks of meetings with top Chinese officials that failed to produce ways to reduce the immense trade deficit suffered by the United States for years, President Donald Trump approved implementing tariffs on $50 billion of incoming Chinese goods “that contain industrially significant technologies.” These include Chinese products competing with U.S. aerospace, information and communications technology, robotics, industrial machinery, automobiles, and new materials industries.

The tariffs will be staged in, with tariffs on $34 billion of those products being collected by the Customs and Border Protection agency starting on July 6, while the remaining $16 billion will be delayed pending further review.

According to the Tax Foundation, these new tariffs, when completely implemented (and added to the tariffs already being imposed on incoming steel and aluminum), will lower the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) by an insignificant six one-hundreds of a percent, and potentially decrease employment by about 45,000 jobs.

What the president is doing is keeping more of his campaign promises. Here are some of his comments from various Twitter feeds and elsewhere:

I mean, we have India, where some of the tariffs [imposed on American products] are 100 percent. A hundred percent! And we charge nothing [on imported Indian goods]. We can’t do that. Fair trade is now to be called “fool trade” if it is not reciprocal…

The United States will not allow other countries to impose massive tariffs and trade barriers on [our] farmers, workers and companies, while sending their products into our country tax free…

The United States must, at long last, be treated fairly on trade. If we charge a country ZERO to sell [us] their goods, and they charge us 25, 50 or even 100 percent to sell ours, it is UNFAIR and can no longer be tolerated. That is not free trade or fair trade, it is Stupid Trade!

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

‘Shut Your Mouth Curry Muncher’: Terrifying Moment a White Australian in Hi-Vis Racially Abuses an Indian Father in Front of His Two Children — Before Throwing a Knife at Him

An Australian thug has racially abused an Indian father, calling him a ‘curry muncher’ in front of his two young children in a terrifying attack in Perth’s south-east on Thursday.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

Asylum Seekers Refuse to Do Something Back for Italian Community in Brescia

When Marco Zatti, Brescia’s mayor, asked the 24 migrants housed by the city to lend a hand in the cleaning of one of Italy’s most touristic trails, he was stunned by their response, local news outlet Bresciaoggi reports.

Zatti sent a letter to the Brescia prefect, Annunzianto Vardè, who is in direct contact with the 24 asylum seekers housed by the city, but was enraged with their insolent response.

Not a single one wanted to help him, because according to them, Zatti didn’t do enough for a residence permit for one of them.

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

Coulter Warns Trump on Immigration, Border: ‘Don’t Fall for the Actor Children’

Sunday on Fox News Channel’s “The Next Revolution,” conservative commentator and author Ann Coulter advised President Donald Trump not to “fall for the actor children” at the border and cited a New Yorker article describing children with scripts and coaching to make situations appear worse.

“I would also say one other thing, these child actors weeping and crying on all the other networks 24/7 right now: do not fall for it, Mr. President. I get very nervous about the president getting his news from TV,” said Coulter.

She continued, “A New Yorker article … not a conservative publication, they describe how these kids, these kids are being coached. They’re given scripts to read by liberals, according to the New Yorker. Don’t fall for the actor children.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

‘Destiny Day’ For Merkel as Allies Set to Issue Migration Ultimatum

German media has described Monday as the ‘day of destiny’ for Angela Merkel and her position as leader, with the Chancellor set to be issued an ultimatum over asylum rules.

The coalition between the Merkel-led Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and its conservative Bavarian allies is in crisis over the long-serving Chancellor’s insistence that Germany’s borders stay open.

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

Germany: 90-Year-Old German Woman Sexually Assaulted by Asylum Seeker in Her Bed

A 21-year-old Gambian asylum seeker has been arrested on suspicion of robbing and sexually assaulting an elderly German woman, website Presseportal reports.

The asylum seeker is accused of having entered the room of a 90-year-old woman on the morning of the 26th of May 2018 in a nursing home in Wendlingen. There he is said to have sexually assaulted the sleeping elderly woman.

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

Hungary: EU Members Should Follow the Example of Italy and Ban Migrant Ships From Their Harbours

If decisions as to “which migrants entering Europe should be given refugee status” were made in Brussels “it would even pose a greater danger than migrant quotas”, Antal Rogan, head of the prime minister’s cabinet office, told public Kossuth Radio on Sunday morning.

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

Italian Pro-Migrant Mayor: Abolish ‘Death Penalty’ Residency Permits, Open Borders for All

Mayor of the Sicilian city of Palermo Leoluca Orlando has declared that Italy should ban residency permits altogether and allow migrants to flood into the country, comparing the permits as morally equivalent to the death penalty.

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

Italy Hits Back After Blocking Migrant Ships: We’re No Longer Europe’s Doormats, Countries Now Listen to Us

Led by its Interior Minister and Lega party leader, Matteo Salvini, Italy is done with illegal immigration.

“We are no longer the doormats of Europe,” Salvini said on Facebook after he blocked several migrant boats from entering Italian ports.

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Majority of French ‘Reject Safe Harbour for Aquarius Migrants’

A majority of French citizens support the government’s decision not to offer safe harbour to a ship carrying 630 rescued migrants after Italy refused to let it dock, an opinion poll released Monday showed.

Fifty-six percent of respondents said they backed the government, while 42 percent said it should have offered to let the ship dock, according to the OpinionWay poll.

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NY Times Smears Trump Over Migrant Link to Crime in Germany, But He’s Right

The media is demonizing Donald Trump over a tweet in which he blamed migrants for the rise of crime in Germany by claiming he’s lying, but Trump is largely correct.

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Pope Francis: All Are Called to Appreciate the ‘Contribution’ of Migrants

Pope Francis plugged World Refugee Day on Sunday, reiterating his appeal for a streamlining of international migration and a greater appreciation for the positive contribution provided by immigrants.

World Refugee Day is “promoted by the United Nations to draw attention to the plight of our brothers and sisters forced to flee their land because of conflicts and persecution, often with great anxieties and sufferings,” Francis told the thousands of pilgrims gathered in Saint Peter’s Square for his weekly Angelus prayer.

As he has done on other occasions, the pontiff threw his weight behind the adoption of a “world pact on refugees,” as well as an international agreement to guarantee “safe, orderly, and regular migration.”

“I hope that the nations involved in these processes reach a consensus to ensure, with responsibility and humanity, the assistance and protection of those who are forced to leave their country,” he said.

Along with political measures, the pope also called for a change of heart at the personal level, urging individuals to be more welcoming toward migrants.

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Spanish Students Forced Out of Their Houses to Make Room for Aquarius Migrants

Hundreds of immigrants arriving aboard the Aquarius, docked yesterday afternoon in Alicante, where their children, aged between 12 and 17-years-old will be in the custody of social workers.

Several students from the local student residence are now being forced from their lodgings despite having paid their accommodation fees so the migrants, arriving from Libya, can be housed, according to the online daily Actualidad Valdepeñas.

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Sweden: Syrian Migrant Beheads Neighbor, Then Stabs 130 Times

A Syrian man stabbed his 21-year-old neighbor 130 times killing her and leaving her sister in critical condition in Vetlanda, Sweden.

The original grievance against his upstairs neighbor was that she was too loud, but during his trial, he said he “lost control” because he believed the victim made a “racist” remark during a previous conversation, Sweden’s Fria Tider reports.

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UK: Foreign Students Not Asked to Prove English Skills, As Sajid Javid Continues Immigration Visa Relaxation

Tens of thousands more foreign students will be allowed into the UK without having to prove they have the right qualifications or can even speak English, as the new Home Secretary continues to relax visa rules.

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Chapter 6: Articles of Faith — How the Devil Has Man Revolt Against God

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At the same time, using the methods of “institutional adjustments” to “ideologically reform” scholars, and indoctrinating them with materialism, atheism, and the theory of evolution, the CCP systematically brainwashed a new generation of students, instilling hate toward traditional culture. Through the anti-rightist movement in the 1950s, all disobedient intellectuals were exiled and sentenced to re-education through forced labor, casting them to the bottom of society. The Party made the scholars — whose views were once respected and had guided society — the subject of mockery and ridicule.

Following the eradication of the traditional elites, the process of inheritance and passing on of traditional Chinese culture, which had lasted generations, was put to an end. Young people who came along later were no longer enculturated, socialized, and nurtured in that culture through the family, school, society, and village — and thus became a generation without traditional culture.

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Chapter 1: The Devil’s Strategies for Destroying Humanity

It is necessary to take a broad perspective when understanding the devil’s scheme to destroy humanity, as its myriad arrangements have been in the works for centuries. On the other hand, it bears saying that the devil is in the details. We cannot neglect to consider how the devil has manifested itself in the labyrinth of social affairs, from mass movements to governing elites, around the world and across history, working ceaselessly to ensnare and eliminate man.

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Chapter 2: Communism’s European Beginnings

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Winston Churchill said: “A shadow has fallen upon the scenes so lately lighted by the Allied victory. Nobody knows what Soviet Russia and its Communist international organisation intends to do in the immediate future, or what are the limits, if any, to their expansive and proselytising tendencies.”

During the Cold War, the free world engaged in a fierce confrontation against the communist camp that spread across four continents. Like a Taoist Taiji symbol, half was “cold” communism, and the other half was “hot” communism. The nations of the free world, democratic in form, slowly turned socialist in essence.

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Chapter 3: Mass Killing in the East

It has been fully one century since the Communist Party seized power in the Soviet Union. According to records compiled by the U.S. Congress, communist regimes were responsible for the deaths of at least 100 million people. The Black Book of Communism details this history of murder.

From documents declassified by the governments of nations in the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, as well as official records on the victims of communist political campaigns in China and North Korea, the public has gained a good picture of the Communist Party’s addiction to killing.

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Chapter 4: Exporting Revolution

The Soviet Union’s export of revolution was the real reason the Chinese Communist Party was able to usurp power. In 1919, the Soviet Union established the Third Communist International, which aimed to export revolution around the world. In April 1920, Grigori Voitinsky, the representative of the Third Communist International, traveled to China. In May, an office was set up in Shanghai to make preparations for the formation of the CCP.

Over the next nearly 30 years, the CCP was merely an organ of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, and Mao Zedong received a monthly stipend of 160 to 170 yuan from the Russians. (The average monthly salary of a worker in Shanghai at that time was around 20 yuan.)

The CCP’s seizure of power was in part connected with the Communist Party’s infiltration of the United States. This is one of the reasons President Truman cut off support to Chiang Kai-shek while the Soviets continued to support the CCP. Truman also made the decision to exit Asia after World War II. In 1948, the U.S. Army left South Korea, and on January 5, 1950, Truman announced that the United States would no longer interfere with affairs in Asia. This included the cessation of military assistance to Chiang Kai-shek’s Taiwan, including in the case of a war between the PRC and the Republic of China.

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Chapter 5: Infiltrating the West (Continued)

In Rules for Radicals, published in 1971, Alinsky systematically set forth his theory and methods of community organizing. These rules include: “A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag.” “Keep the pressure on.” “The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself.” “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.” “Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.” The essence of his rules was about using unscrupulous means to achieve his goals and gain power.

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Chapter 5: Infiltrating the West

Investigative journalism has revealed that many of these protests were instigated by certain interest groups. As shown in “America Under Siege: Civil War 2017,” a documentary directed by New Zealand political activist Trevor Loudon, a significant portion of the demonstrators were “professional revolutionaries” with ties to communist regimes and other authoritarian states, such as North Korea, Iran, Venezuela, or Cuba. Loudon’s work also highlighted the role of two prominent American socialist organizations, the Stalinist Workers World Party and the Maoist Freedom Road Socialist Organization.

Having researched the communist movement since the 1980s, Loudon determined that left-wing organizations have made the United States their primary target for infiltration and subversion. The fields of American politics, education, media, and business have increasingly shifted to the left under the influence of well-placed individuals. Even as people around the globe cheered the triumph of the free world after the Cold War, communism was stealthily taking over public institutions of Western society in preparation for the final struggle.

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How the Specter of Communism is Ruling Our World — Preface

The Epoch Times here begins serializing a translation from the Chinese of a new book, “How the Specter of Communism Is Ruling Our World,” by the editorial team of “The Nine Commentaries on Communist Party.”

[https://www.theepochtimes.com/nine-commentaries-on-the-communist-party-introduction_3942.html ]

Though the communist regimes of Eastern Europe have disintegrated, the evil specter of communism hasn’t disappeared. On the contrary, this evil specter is already ruling our world, and humanity must not harbor a mistaken sense of optimism.

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How the Specter of Communism is Ruling Our World — Introduction

The sad truth, however, is that a transmogrified communist ideology has instead taken hold and entrenched itself around the world. There are the outright communist regimes like China, North Korea, Cuba, and Vietnam; there are the former Soviet Union and Eastern European countries, where communist ideology and customs still exert a significant influence; there are the African and South American countries, which attempt socialism under the banner of democracy and republicanism — and then there are the nations of Europe and North America, whose body politics have become host to communist influences, without people even realizing it.

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13 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 6/18/2018

  1. There is another Englishman who put bacon in a mosque. Deliberately they put him in jail to get him murdered. Anyone remembers his name?

    So, Merkel won the day, again. White genocide continues unabated.

    • Kevin Crehan. Six months into the year sentence, he mysteriously ‘died’.
      Treason May’s government refused to provide a cause of death for a year and then declared it was a case of Methadone overdosage. Kevin was a fat man. Fat people generally are not heroin/methadone users.

      • Worse, Kevin became fat in jail. I saw pictures of him before jail, quite a handsome white man. One down, a billion to go in the scoreboard of our globalist elites.

    • I really hope I am wrong, but I don’t think Trump or a guy with [manly generative equipment] and patriotism in blood will win next time.

      • It won’t come to that, people are too well cared for.

        The fascination other nations have over American firearms is unwarranted. The majority of us normally don’t feel the need to carry around a gun. On long trips – yes. That’s about it.

  2. Over 500 years after the Reconquista the Spanish are now begging to be crushed under the Islamic jackboot. Perhaps some of those displaced Spanish students might like to learn their own history?

  3. “UK: Foreign Students Not Asked to Prove English Skills, As Sajid Javid Continues Immigration Visa Relaxation”

    Who cares anyway? Students from countries where English is an official language can enter the UK without proving language skills. If that is not a problem to an American or an Australian, I can tell you from personal experience that people form India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, which can enter without a skill assessment have for the most part a very low level of English language skills.

    Despite being a UK resident I had to do a standardized test to enter University. A lot of people that have much lower skills than me got in without being tested. Maybe it’s racist to test pakistanis in this brave new world.

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