Gates of Vienna News Feed 7/20/2018

Libya has refused to allow Europe to establish “hot spot” camps on its territory to hold migrants rejected by the EU, because there would be terrorists among them. Meanwhile, the Bulgarian parliament has voted to prohibit the government from making bilateral agreements with other European countries to take in migrants.

In other migration news, an Iranian migrant has been jailed for raping a 12-year-old boy in an alley in Glasgow.

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Financial Crisis
» California Gains a Mere 800 Jobs in June as Economists Search for Answers
» Geopolitical Expert: We Will Have Another Depression and Hyperinflation
 
USA
» Caroline Glick: Who is Betraying America?
» DiGenova: It’s Brennan Who’s the ‘Traitor’
» DNC Civil War? Joe Lieberman Latest in Mounting Effort to Reject “Rising Star” Ocasio-Cortez
» Leftist Mob Hurls Feces at Pro-Trump Kosher Coffee Shop
» Socialists Unite! Bolshevik Bernie and Ocasio-Cortez Campaign Together in Kansas
» Texas to Pass Iraq and Iran to Become World’s Third-Largest Oil Producer
» Tucker Carlson: MSNBC’s ‘Out-of-the-Closet Extremist’ John Brennan Still Has Top Security Clearance
» Weekly Featured Profile — Kurt Stand
» Why Are “Thousands” of Teslas Sitting in a Field in California?
 
Europe and the EU
» Assistant Director of Swedish Newspaper Blames Catastrophic Forest Fires on ‘Elderly White Men’
» Austrian Official Proposes Ritual Animal Slaughter Controls
» Conclusive Proof: Hitler Intended Exterminating All the World’s Jews
» Finns Party Hails Closer Ties With Nationalist Sweden Democrats
» Hungarian Airport Closed Temporarily Because of Muslim Man
» Iranian-Born Man With Knife Injures 10 in Attack on German Bus
» Italy: Head of State Bank and Treasury Appointed: A Compromise Has Been Found
» Italy: Illegal Taxi Driver Rapes Client in Milan
» Macron Aide Wore Police Helmet, Struck Protester to be Fired
» Neanderthals May Have Used Their Stone Tools to Start Fires
» Outrage After Dutch Minister Says Multicultural Societies Breed Conflict
» Report: Mossad Thwarted Iranian Plot to Bomb Rally in France
» UK: ‘EU Mafia!’ Rees-Mogg Condemns Brussels as Chequers Plan Snubbed — ‘We’e Right to Leave’
» UK: Katie Hopkins: Schools Are Supposed to Teach Kids How to Think for Themselves, Not What to Think
» UK: Khalid Ali, Al Qaida Bomb-Maker Who Plotted Parliament Knife Attack Handed Three Life Sentences
» UK: Preparations for No Deal Brexit Are Being Ramped Up
» US Ambassador Calls Hungarian Prime Minister ‘A Wonderful, Strong Leader’
 
North Africa
» Exposé: Life in Egypt is ‘Hell’ For Christian Women
 
Israel and the Palestinians
» Female IDF Soldiers Banned From Removing Bras, Smoking & Wearing White Due to Religious Soldiers
» US Offers Hamas Enormous Financial Aid
 
Middle East
» ‘Allah is the Judge, I Will Never be Judged by You’: Australian ISIS Fighter Neil Prakash Launches Bizarre Rant at a Turkish Judge Who Set Him Free — Only to be Ordered Back Behind Bars on Local Terror Charges Moments Later
» Erdogan Unleashed
» Turkey: Exposing Crimes of ISIS is Terrorism
 
Australia — Pacific
» Muslim Man Who Left His Wife, 25, To Die for Five Days After She Suffered More Than 100 Injuries is Jailed for Just Eight Years — as Victim’s Grieving Mum Blames Islam for Her ‘Honour Killing’ (1)
» Muslim Man Who Left His Wife, 25, To Die for Five Days After She Suffered More Than 100 Injuries is Jailed for Just Eight Years — as Victim’s Grieving Mum Blames Islam for Her ‘Honour Killing’ (2)
 
Immigration
» African Commonwealth Games Athlete Who Fled and is Now Seeking Asylum in Australia Reveals Why He Made the ‘Cowardly’ Decision Not to Go Home
» Bulgaria Parliament Bars Government From Signing Deals on Migrant Readmissions
» Hungary Passes Tax Against Support for Mass Migration
» Illegal Immigrant Pleads Guilty to Killing NFL Star
» ‘Immigrants Should Blend in and Adopt Australian Values’: Migrants to Undergo New Test About Forced Marriage, Genital Mutilation and Freedom of Speech Before Being Granted Citizenship
» Iranian Migrant Jailed for Raping 12-Year-Old Boy in Glasgow Alley
» Iranian Migrant Stabs 6 People on German Bus — Was His Plan to Burn the Passengers Alive?
» ‘Italy Has Done a Lot — Maybe Too Much’
» Italy Seeks Russia’s Help in Stemming Refugee Flow
» Morocco Police to Patrol Paris Streets to Tackle Migrant Youth Gangs
» Report: Foreign Mafias Profit Heavily From ‘Business’ Of Italian Illegal Immigration
» Salvini: 5 Million Italians Live in Poverty While We Spend €5 Billion-a-Year on Migrants
» ‘They Include Terrorists’: Libya Says No to Taking in Migrants Rejected by EU
» Transgender Refugees in Greece Reclaim Their Dignity
 
Culture Wars
» Green Haired “Non-Binary” Leftist Assaults Teen Trump Supporter for Wearing MAGA Hat
» ‘Sorry Mom, I’m Straight’: Oversharing Mother Who Blogs About Her Pride in Her ‘Rainbow Boy’ Reveals How Other Son Finally Plucked Up Courage to Come Out to Her as Heterosexual
 

California Gains a Mere 800 Jobs in June as Economists Search for Answers

California gained a few hundred jobs in June, a number representing a significant pullback from May and April, according to data released Friday from the state’s Employment Development Department.

The state produced a mere 800 jobs in June as economists worry President Donald Trump’s trade tariffs are having an effect in California. The state added 7,200 jobs in May and 26,000 in April. Economists are at pains to explain the drop off in payroll.

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

Geopolitical Expert: We Will Have Another Depression and Hyperinflation

Renowned geopolitical and financial cycle expert Charles Nenner says we shouldn’t be believing the Federal Reserve when it says the economy is strong. If you’ve watched the news at all lately, all of the media pundits are claiming the economy is strong and there are no signs of trouble, but Nenner says that’s just not true.

In an interview with USA Watchdog’s Greg Hunter, Nenner also says we are dangerously close to another Great Depression and the hyperinflation that will certainly follow. Nenner says the economy is about to go down, way down. He explains, “Definitely, later this year, the interest rates are going lower, and it could be much lower. We did work on all kinds of economic indicators. Employment is not going to be as good anymore as they say. Inflation is not going to be as strong as they expect. The commodity index is breaking down. Copper cycles are down. Crude oil cycles are down. Soon, everybody is going to wake up again and say hey, what’s going on? It is very interesting how Wall Street is approaching all the indicators. . . . If you do your homework, everything actually looks like the economy is weakening.”

[Comment: Bankster goal is try cripple America economically via their organ, the Fed. Then the communist media will try to pin the blame on Trump. Their puppet communist politicians will step forward with the “solution”, which will be more communism.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Caroline Glick: Who is Betraying America?

Did US President Donald Trump commit treason in Helsinki when he met Monday with Russian President Vladimir Putin? Should he be impeached?

That is what his opponents claim. Former president Barack Obama’s CIA director John Brennan accused Trump of treason outright.

Brennan tweeted, “Donald Trump’s press conference performance in Helsinki [with Putin] rises to and exceeds the threshold of ‘high crimes and misdemeanors.’ It was nothing short of treasonous.”

Fellow senior Obama administration officials, including former FBI director James Comey, former defense secretary Ashton Carter, and former deputy attorney general Sally Yates parroted Brennan’s accusation.

Almost the entire US media joined them in condemning Trump for treason.

Democratic leaders have led their own charge. Democratic Congressman Steve Cohen from Tennessee insinuated the US military should overthrow the president, tweeting, “Where are our military folks? The Commander-in-Chief is in the hands of our enemy!”

Senate minority leader Charles Schumer said that Trump is controlled by Russia. And Trump’s Republican opponents led by senators Jeff Flake and John McCain attacked him as well.

Trump allegedly committed treason when he refused to reject Putin’s denial of Russian interference in the US elections in 2016 and was diffident in relation to the US intelligence community’s determination that Russia did interfere in the elections.

Trump walked back his statement from Helsinki at a press appearance at the White House Tuesday. But it is still difficult to understand what all the hullaballoo about the initial statement was about…

           — Hat tip: Caroline Glick [Return to headlines]
 

DiGenova: It’s Brennan Who’s the ‘Traitor’

Barack Obama CIA director John Brennan has a long history of controversial statements.

His most recent diatribe was during President Trump’s summit in Helsinki with Russian President Vladimir Putin, when he said Trump’s actions were “treasonous.”

But now it’s Brennan who is being called a traitor to his country.

Former U.S. Attorney for Washington Joe diGenova told the Fox News Channel’s Sean Hannity that Brennan is responsible for the sharing of false information about Trump and Russia with American intelligence agencies.

Hannity said he thinks Brennan knew all about the Democrat-funded “dossier” of unproven claims about Trump that was used to obtain a warrant to spy on the Trump campaign and helped prompt the special counsel investigation.

“I look at a guy like Brennan, it happened on his watch, I think he probably knew all about the dossier. His involvement in this is going to be very interesting,” Hannity said. “Do we really want to live in a country where the Senate leader on the Democratic side says you better not ever say anything bad about the Intel community?”

DiGenova responded: “Sean, I want to talk about two people. We only have so much time — John Brennan and Leon Panetta. John Brennan is a traitor and I will tell you why. He is the real traitor. What he did and what he has had recently about the president of the United States is despicable.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

DNC Civil War? Joe Lieberman Latest in Mounting Effort to Reject “Rising Star” Ocasio-Cortez

Former Democratic Senator and Vice Presidential candidate Joe Lieberman has penned a scathing indictment of Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who was immediately branded the “new face” of the Democratic party after her upset primary victory over the fourth most powerful Democrat in Congress, Joe Crowley.

In short, Lieberman says Ocasio-Cortez is ill-informed, holds radical views, and will only serve to further divide Congress.

Lieberman takes Ocasio-Cortez to town over her open-border dreams of abolishing ICE, saying “This makes no sense unless you no longer want any rules on immigration or customs to be enforced. I have not heard anyone say that. Nonetheless, at least three credible candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination rushed to endorse Ms. Ocasio-Cortez’s position.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Leftist Mob Hurls Feces at Pro-Trump Kosher Coffee Shop

A pro-Trump coffee shop in L.A.’s Boyle Heights took a barrage of feces being hurled at it by protesters who say the owner’s views do not represent the rapidly gentrifying neighborhood.

According to CBS local, the protestors went as far to shut down the grand opening of the Asher Caffe & Lounge over the owner’s support of Trump’s immigration policies. Though traditionally Jewish, the neighborhood of Boyle Heights has since become predominantly Latino.

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

Socialists Unite! Bolshevik Bernie and Ocasio-Cortez Campaign Together in Kansas

Just as I predicted, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, fresh off her win in New York against Democratic incumbent Rep. Joseph Crowley, has hit the campaign trail with big name leftists. This time it’ s in Kansas with Bolshevik Bernie Sanders. It’ s a socialist dream come true. Ocasio-Cortez may not be able to tell you the difference between socialists and Democratic Socialists of America (there really is none), and she may be math challenged when nonsensically dissing Trump’ s low unemployment rate, but she’ s got her socialist creds in with Bernie.

No one knew who Ocasio-Cortez was a few weeks ago. Now, she’ s the fresh, young, communist millennial face of the Democratic Party. From bartender to brunette Evita… a Marxist Cinderella is born. On one hand, you have a cult-of-personality geriatric figure such as Bernie Sanders, born in 1941, and on the other, you have the telegenic and propagandic Ocasio-Cortez, born in 1989. Quite the spring/winter pairing there. “ This week, I am traveling to Kansas with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to rally in support of James Thompson’s and Brett Welder’s campaigns for Congress — two great progressive candidates who will prove our message can win anywhere,” Sen. Bernie Sanders wrote in an email to supporters. Hopefully not… Kansas is conservative Trump country, I hope it still is.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Texas to Pass Iraq and Iran to Become World’s Third-Largest Oil Producer

Thanks to declining drilling costs allowing for increasing production in the Permian Basin in West Texas, Texas is set to pass Iraq and Iran to become the world’s third-largest producer of oil by next year, the British banking firm HSBC predicted in a recent report.

Texas oil production will be behind only Russia and Saudi Arabia, the HSBC report noted.

“It’s remarkable. The Permian is nothing less than a blessing for the global economy,” CNN quoted Bob McNally, president of Rapidan Energy Group, a consulting firm.

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

Tucker Carlson: MSNBC’s ‘Out-of-the-Closet Extremist’ John Brennan Still Has Top Security Clearance

According to Fox News Channel’s Tucker Carlson, former CIA Director John Brennan still maintains a top secret security clearance. Carlson revealed this on the Thursday broadcast of his show “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”

Back in February, Brennan, a staunch critic of President Donald Trump, was hired by MSNBC as a contributor. Carlson argued that given Brennan’s position in the media, his security clearance could allow for him to leak sensitive information to others in the media.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Weekly Featured Profile — Kurt Stand

Kurt Stand, is a former convicted East German spy, now active in the leadership of Metro DC Democratic Socialists of America. He was introduced to the Stasi (East German intelligence), in 1972 by his father Mille Stand, a longtime Communist Party USA member and a young refugee from Nazi Germany.

In 1970, at a university in Milwaukee, Stand joined the Communist Party USA youth organization, the Young Workers Liberation League. In Milwaukee, Stand also met Theresa Squillacote and James Clark, both YWLL comrades. Stand recruited Clark to espionage in 1976 and Squillacote about the time the couple was married in 1980.

An FBI affidavit said East Germany’ s relationship with the Stand family goes back to Stand’ s father, who recruited his son as a communist agent. In a secretly recorded conversation, Squillacote said the family relationship was even deeper.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Why Are “Thousands” of Teslas Sitting in a Field in California?

When Tesla finally met its Model 3 production run rate target, astute investors and analysts pointed out the use of the word “factory gated” in the company’s press release: “Not only did we factory gate 5000 Model 3’s, but we also achieved the S & X production target for a combined 7000 vehicle week!” Musk wrote in an email to his staff that week.

It was a term that Tesla hadn’t used before.

Now, thanks to a couple of sleuths on Twitter, we may have just found out what the term means. Twitter Tesla sleuth @ISpyTSLA, with the help of others, has been trying to figure out exactly where all these vehicles are winding up. @ISpyTSLA found that it appears that “thousands” of vehicles are being stored “in a field” 500 E Louise Ave, Lathrop, CA 95330.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Assistant Director of Swedish Newspaper Blames Catastrophic Forest Fires on ‘Elderly White Men’

Jens Liljestrand, writer and assistant director at Sweden’s Expressen newspaper has blamed ‘elderly white men’ for the massive forest fires that are plaguing the country, Fria Tider reports.

In the article Liljestrand writes that because older white men deny climate change and also have a way of overconsumption they therefore cause the largest carbon dioxide emissions in the world.

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

Austrian Official Proposes Ritual Animal Slaughter Controls

An Austrian state cabinet minister from a far-right party has called for stricter controls, including registration, for ritual slaughtering methods used by Jews and Muslims, citing animal rights.

           — Hat tip: Charles Low [Return to headlines]
 

Conclusive Proof: Hitler Intended Exterminating All the World’s Jews

Adolf Hitler’s private and confidential meeting with the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, on 28 November 1941, right at the start of his Holocaust to get rid of “the Jews,” was enormously significant historically, because he was here secretly informing the leader of Palestine, about what Hitler’s plan was for Jews after Hitler would eliminate them from Europe. This is one of the few key documents that make unequivocal Hitler’s determination to eliminate every Jew on the planet — not merely every Jew in Europe. (which he publicly threatened to do).

As will be documented here, online for the very first time, and with links to the only existing online sources in the English language: Hitler privately expressed his explicit intention to cleanse (exterminate) Jews from Palestine, and to make the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem the “liberator” of all Arabs, not only the Palestinian leader. Hitler said that, as soon as Hitler would finish wiping out all Jews in Europe, he would publicly authorize, arm, and assist, the Mufti, to oversee exterminating them in Palestine and throughout all Arab regions; and this is what the Mufti wanted, so that the Mufti would then become the “liberator” of all Arabs (by killing all Jews in Arabia), and the Mufti would therefore be ruling, under Emperor Hitler, a vast Arab kingdom.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Finns Party Hails Closer Ties With Nationalist Sweden Democrats

Cooperation between the anti-immigrant Sweden Democrats and the populist Finns Party has intensified during the past year, says Jussi Halla-aho.

The immigration-sceptic Finns Party is looking to work more closely with its ideological partner from Sweden, the nationalist Sweden Democrats.

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

Hungarian Airport Closed Temporarily Because of Muslim Man

A Muslim foreigner was taken into hospital due to his restless and disturbed behaviour this morning at the Budapest International Airport. The Airport has been temporarily closed down while experts have examined his bag for explosives, Police.hu reports.

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

Iranian-Born Man With Knife Injures 10 in Attack on German Bus

An Iranian-born man with a knife injured 10 people in an attack aboard a bus in northern Germany before being overpowered by passengers and arrested by police, the local prosecutor said.

The authorities on July 20 said there was no information on the motive for the attack on a local bus in the northern city of Luebeck. They added they had no immediate indication the suspect had any links to terrorism or had been radicalized.

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

Italy: Head of State Bank and Treasury Appointed: A Compromise Has Been Found

Anna Martinelli The name lottery of top managers palatable to lead Italy’s governmental bank (CDP), who were first announced, then dismayed seems to have finally come to an end. Today’s government summit (about which premier deputy Salvini claims he “knew nothing about”) finally agreed on the first key appointments: the new head for the State bank will be Fabrizio Palermo (supported by Lega and 5SM), while the new general manager of the Treasury, will be Alessandro Rivera (supported by Tria).The summit on appointments had been called on Thursday, fueling speculation about disagreements between both Deputies Premier — Luigi Di Maio and Matteo Salvini with their economy minister, Tria over reported differences on the government’s economic policy.

After about a month and a half, it seems that Italy’s new government is not just its two original coalition parties (the 5-star movement and League), but it seems there are three: the far-right League, the antiestablishment Five Star Movement and Giovanni Tria’s “party”. Economy minister Tria is the leader of the most moderate and silent wing of the majority, the one sensitive to the reasons of the Presidency and of the institutions. Prime minister Conte is located between two fires…

           — Hat tip: C. Cantoni [Return to headlines]
 

Italy: Illegal Taxi Driver Rapes Client in Milan

ANSA) — Milan, July 19 — A 61-year-old Egyptian illegal taxi driver was arrested Thursday on suspicion of raping a 20-year-old woman client after picking her up outside a well-known nightspot on the Milanese night scene, sources said Thursday.

The incident is said to have occurred on the night of June 16, police said.

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

Macron Aide Wore Police Helmet, Struck Protester to be Fired

PARIS (AFP) — The office of French President Emmanuel Macron told AFP on Friday that it has begun dismissal proceedings against a top security aide who violently struck a protester during a demonstration in Paris in May.

A video published this week shows Alexandre Benalla manhandling and striking a demonstrator while wearing a police helmet, even though he is not an officer.

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

Neanderthals May Have Used Their Stone Tools to Start Fires

Tens of thousands of years before Swiss inventor Karl Elsener attached a corkscrew to a pocketknife, Neanderthals had their own multipurpose tools: hand axes.

These four— or five-inch (10 —13 centimetre) stones were cut into large teardrop shapes, with wide bases that tapered to twin cutting edges. Neanderthals used hand axes to chop and carve wood, butcher meat, scrape hides and sharpen other tools.

And, possibly, they started fires. So suggests a study of these stone-age Swiss army knives published Thursday in the journal Scientific Reports.

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

Outrage After Dutch Minister Says Multicultural Societies Breed Conflict

Dutch FM Stef Blok has come under fire for saying ethnic diversity breeds conflict, in footage which showed the foreign minister challenging people at a private meeting to name a “peaceful” multicultural society.

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

Report: Mossad Thwarted Iranian Plot to Bomb Rally in France

The Times of Israel reports: Israel’s Mossad spy agency thwarted a terror attack in a Paris suburb last month, giving authorities in France, Germany, and Belgium crucial intelligence that led to arrests of a cell headed by an Iranian diplomat, Hebrew media reported Thursday.

The cell, headed by an Iranian diplomat at the Austrian embassy in Vienna, also consisted of two Belgian nationals and an alleged accomplice in France. They planned to bomb a June 30 conference organized by an Iranian dissident group, the People’s Mujahedeen of Iran.

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

UK: ‘EU Mafia!’ Rees-Mogg Condemns Brussels as Chequers Plan Snubbed — ‘We’e Right to Leave’

THE EU has been branded a “mafia-like” organisation after its chief negotiator Michel Barnier rejected Theresa May’s Chequers plan for a future relationship with the bloc.

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

UK: Katie Hopkins: Schools Are Supposed to Teach Kids How to Think for Themselves, Not What to Think

So why are so many liberal teachers bullying and brain-washing children with their own intolerant views?

Are you sitting comfortably, children? Then I have a creative task for you. Tell me, is this poem from the Bush era, still relevant today?

‘When the president talks to god
Does he ever think that maybe he’s not?
That that voice is just inside his head
When he kneels next to the presidential bed
Does he ever smell his own bulls**t When the president talks to god.
I doubt it. I doubt it.’

This, ladies and gentlemen, is what is being taught in British schools. Teachers asking children to think about Trump and his bulls**t. And whether he smells it.

Do they smell their own I wonder? I doubt it, I doubt it.

Even as my suspicions have been growing about the indoctrination of our young children by so-called liberals, so has the number of stories arriving in my inbox.

Worried parents whose little kids come home repeating opinions they have been taught in school, rather than lessons, wondering how they should talk to the school about it without getting their kids into trouble.

Children being taught that Trump is a bad man and a racist. That Brexit is wrong. That the correct answer is Clinton.

A young man aged 17 from Hertfordshire was ostracised from his politics class for daring to admit he supported Trump. He was told by the teacher to have ‘less strong views’ and was isolated by his class.

Eventually he dropped the subject completely because no one would sit with him or talk to him.

A child isolated for his opinion and hounded for his views.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

UK: Khalid Ali, Al Qaida Bomb-Maker Who Plotted Parliament Knife Attack Handed Three Life Sentences

An Al Qaida bomb-maker who plotted a knife attack on the Houses of Parliament has been jailed for at least 40 years as he was handed three life sentences at the Old Bailey.

Khalid Ali, 28, was armed with three knives when he was arrested by armed police in Parliament Square last April following surveillance by counter-terrorism police.

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

UK: Preparations for No Deal Brexit Are Being Ramped Up

The government is stepping up its preparations for a No Deal Brexit — finally!

Theresa May can’t offer any more concessions to Brussels or the Eurosceptics in her party will start calling even louder for her to go, but Brussels are likely to reject her Chequers proposal…so No Deal is looking increasingly likely.

The public are going to be given weekly briefings on a No Deal scenario, according to The Times.

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

US Ambassador Calls Hungarian Prime Minister ‘A Wonderful, Strong Leader’

According to the new American Ambassador, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban is a “strong and wonderful leader”. Speaking to Hungarian channel RTL Klub, David Cornstein explained the importance of the Central European University (CEU) too.

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

Exposé: Life in Egypt is ‘Hell’ For Christian Women

Egyptian Muslim men routinely treat Christian women as “whores,” which makes life in Egyptian society a living hell, a female Coptic journalist wrote in a revealing op-ed this week.

“To be a woman in a country where most of her people see women as a disgrace, and at best look at her from a sexual point of view, it is a heavy burden, but even worse when you are a Christian woman,” wrote Engy Magdy in the Brooklyn-based Catholic news website The Tablet Wednesday. “It is hell!”

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

Female IDF Soldiers Banned From Removing Bras, Smoking & Wearing White Due to Religious Soldiers

The Israel Defense Force’s “modesty rules,” which ban female soldiers from wearing white shirts, removing their bras and smoking near men to prevent “womanly temptation” for religious soldiers, are infuriating their targets.

Israel’s Women’s Network has reported that female recruits are being restricted by rules that dictate their dress and behavior because of the rising number of Ultra-Orthodox religious soldiers in the army…

           — Hat tip: Seneca III [Return to headlines]
 

US Offers Hamas Enormous Financial Aid

The US offered Hamas significant financial aid to help rehabilitate Gaza, The Washington Post reported.

However, the offer would require a complete cessation of terror against Israel, of all kinds, must cease, and Hamas must return two Israeli civilians, as well as the bodies of two IDF soldiers, to Israel.

An op-ed written for the Post on Thursday by Jared Kushner, US Special Envoy to the Middle East Jason Greenblatt, and US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman noted that a recent visit made “painfully clear” that Hamas is causing Gaza civilians unnecessary suffering.

The three promised Gaza “economic success” and “a thriving regional economy” — but only if they let the US help. In turn, Gaza’s economic recovery would bring it stability…

[President Trump has called their bluff and their lies — so what do they do next? they have the choice — Jihad or prosperity]

           — Hat tip: MC [Return to headlines]
 

‘Allah is the Judge, I Will Never be Judged by You’: Australian ISIS Fighter Neil Prakash Launches Bizarre Rant at a Turkish Judge Who Set Him Free — Only to be Ordered Back Behind Bars on Local Terror Charges Moments Later

A Turkish court freed the 27-year-old despite his bizarre rant at the judge, who he labelled the ‘enemy of Allah’. He was back behind bars two hours later to face local terror charges.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

Erdogan Unleashed

by Srdja Trifkovic

A successful national leader (“good” or “bad”) is able to redefine the terms of what is politically possible in accordance with his values, and to produce durable desired outcomes. Lincoln, FDR, and Reagan come to mind at home, and Churchill, De Gaulle, and Deng Xiaoping abroad. Very few are able to effect a profound, long-lasting transformation of their societies. Hitler, Mussolini, and Stalin tried hard but failed; Emperor Meiji, Mahatma Gandhi, and Mustafa Kemal Atatürk succeeded.

On these terms, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is the most successful major-country political leader in today’s world. Since 2002 he has craftily subverted Atatürk’s legacy while paying lip service to its tenets, and nullified the army as a political factor while grooming a new generation of loyal post-Kemalist officers.

After winning 53 percent of the vote in the election on June 24, at the age of 64 Erdogan is now a head of state and government with unprecedented powers and an effectively unlimited mandate. Empowered to rule by decree and appoint judges, he is an autocrat in all but name. His Justice and Development Party (AKP) won a reduced majority in separate parliamentary elections, necessitating an alliance with the overtly chauvinistic Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), but this is a minor irritant since the role of the National Assembly has been decisively reduced.

Eight years ago President Obama referred to Turkey as a “great Muslim democracy.” He was right: Already then Turkey had ceased to be a democracy in any conventional sense. This is fine with Erdogan, who sees elections strictly as a means to achieving his desired ends. Two decades ago he memorably declared that “democracy is like a train: you get off once you have reached your destination.” Over the past 16 years he has won 14 elections or referenda and lost none. His majorities were sometimes razor-thin, and his methods—notably media control—are light years away from the Marquess of Queensberry Rules; but at the same time his sense of timing and his skill in exploiting his opponents’ weaknesses have enabled him to disregard critics at home and abroad…

           — Hat tip: Srdja Trifkovic [Return to headlines]
 

Turkey: Exposing Crimes of ISIS is Terrorism

In an Orwellian nightmare, Eren Erdem, a former MP, journalist and the author of 9 books, who has courageously dedicated his career to exposing and condemning terrorist organizations, is now being accused of “aiding terrorists”. The real terrorists he has condemned, however, remain free.

Erdem is paying the price for telling the truth in Turkey. He has risked his life to stop ISIS and help save lives. Now is the time for human rights activists and the media to defend him.

“Where are the police forces? I identified 10.000 addresses [of ISIS members] in these documents of investigations conducted by prosecutors and judges… Why are these men not in jail?” — Eren Erdem.

“If the commission we proposed were established, we would crush all of the ISIS cells across in Turkey in a few months. There would be no cell left. Because we know the addresses of these cells. We learn them from the police… We also learn from the investigations by police that ISIS members get organized in Istanbul through a magazine called ‘The Islamic World’. But there has been no police operation against them. This is not neglect. This is cooperation [with ISIS].” — Eren Erdem.

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Muslim Man Who Left His Wife, 25, To Die for Five Days After She Suffered More Than 100 Injuries is Jailed for Just Eight Years — as Victim’s Grieving Mum Blames Islam for Her ‘Honour Killing’ (1)

Ashlee Brown, 25, was found dead in the home she shared with husband Mohamed Naddaf, 37, having suffered more than 100 injuries. Ashllee’s mother blames Islam for her daughter’s death.

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Muslim Man Who Left His Wife, 25, To Die for Five Days After She Suffered More Than 100 Injuries is Jailed for Just Eight Years — as Victim’s Grieving Mum Blames Islam for Her ‘Honour Killing’ (2)

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A Muslim man who left his wife to die for five days after he said he found her tied up and badly injured in their home has been jailed for at least eight years.

Mohamed Naddaf pleaded guilty to the criminally negligent manslaughter of Ashlee Brown, 25, who died in their ‘unkempt and dirty’ Craigieburn home in Melbourne’s north in November 2016.

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African Commonwealth Games Athlete Who Fled and is Now Seeking Asylum in Australia Reveals Why He Made the ‘Cowardly’ Decision Not to Go Home

One of the hundreds of Commonwealth Games athletes, coaches and officials who did not leave Australia after the games has spoken out about his reason for not going home.

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Bulgaria Parliament Bars Government From Signing Deals on Migrant Readmissions

SOFIA (Reuters) — Bulgaria’s parliament voted on Friday to bar the government from signing bilateral agreements with other European Union countries on readmitting migrants who arrived in Europe via the Black Sea state.

The national assembly took the step after Prime Minister Boyko Borissov asked parliamentary groups to adopt a joint decision on curbing migration.

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Hungary Passes Tax Against Support for Mass Migration

(AP) — Hungarian lawmakers have approved a 25 percent tax on financial or material support for groups promoting migration.

The special tax embodies the anti-migrant policies of Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who says that the mass entry into Europe by mainly Muslim migrants threatens the continent’s Christian culture.

The bill, passed Friday as part of wider changes to Hungary’s tax laws, says revenues from the new tax can be used only on border defense.

[Comment: Brilliant!]

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Illegal Immigrant Pleads Guilty to Killing NFL Star

he illegal immigrant who rammed Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson pled guilty in court on Friday.

Manuel Orrego-Zavala, a 37-year-old Guatemalan national, crashed his truck into Jackson and his Uber driver on the side of an Indiana highway back in February. Orrego-Zavala pled guilty to two counts of “DUI that causes the death of another,” TMZ reports.

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‘Immigrants Should Blend in and Adopt Australian Values’: Migrants to Undergo New Test About Forced Marriage, Genital Mutilation and Freedom of Speech Before Being Granted Citizenship

Australia should introduce a separate ‘values test’ for immigrants applying for citizenship, Citizenship Minister Alan Tudge said in a meeting of the Australia/UK Leadership Forum in London.

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Iranian Migrant Jailed for Raping 12-Year-Old Boy in Glasgow Alley

An Iranian migrant has been jailed after he dragged a child into a dead-end road in Glasgow and forced him to his knees before raping him.

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Iranian Migrant Stabs 6 People on German Bus — Was His Plan to Burn the Passengers Alive?

In Lübeck, in the state of Schleswig-Holstein, ten people were injured in a knife attack on a fully occupied bus. Among the injured is a man in a wheelchair. Three victims were seriously injured, German tabloid BILD reports.

According to the Interior Minister of the state, Hans-Joachim Grote, the suspect, a 34-year-old Iranian man, stabbed six people.

Bodo Z. 74, from Lübeck was on the bus. The former carpenter tells BILD:

“I wanted to play open-air chess to Travemünde. My companion and I sat in the back of the bus. I noticed the man because he was dressed too warm. He was wearing a shirt, a jumper and a coat with fur collar. Suddenly there was a commotion as the front of the bus filled up with smoke.”

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‘Italy Has Done a Lot — Maybe Too Much’

In March, Italian voters threw out the center-left parties that had governed Italy for five years and brought to power a populist coalition between the left-leaning Five Star Movement and the right-wing League party, formerly the Northern League. Matteo Salvini , head of the League, has become the leading figure in Italy’s government, although he is the deputy prime minister and interior minister. His coalition partner, Luigi Di Maio, leader of the Five Star Movement, has more members in parliament, but Salvini’s tough talk on stopping migrants from reaching Italy’s shores has made him far more popular. This past week in his office in Rome, Salvini sat down with The Washington Post’s Lally Weymouth to share his views on immigration and other topics. Excerpts follow:

Q: How was your recent trip to Russia?

A: Very good. I met the interior minister [Vladimir Kolokoltsev], and we agreed on creating some common databases, just like we did with Israel. We talked about terrorism, cybersecurity, the fight against drug trafficking, and foreign fighters who are returning to Europe from Syria and the Middle East. Our secret-service agencies say that several thousand foreign fighters have returned to Europe — some of them to Italy. Every day, I sign orders to expel people who are linked to Islamic terrorism.

Q:€‰It’s said that you’re the most powerful politician in this country. What do you represent that the old politicians did not?

A. We use a new language, and we use social media — involving many new young people.

Q. What is the new language?…

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Italy Seeks Russia’s Help in Stemming Refugee Flow

As the European Union’s migrant strategy is suffering one setback after another, the new Italian populist government is seeking help from Russia in an attempt to stem the flow of refugees into the country.

More than 17,000 migrants arrived in Italy between January 1 and July 15 this year, according to the U.N. Refugee Agency (UNHCR). Even though the number has significantly decreased compared to the same period in 2017 when the arrivals stood at 93,192, the new Italian government has toughened its policies toward refugees.

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Morocco Police to Patrol Paris Streets to Tackle Migrant Youth Gangs

Following an agreement between France and Morocco, several Moroccan police officers are scheduled to be sent to Paris to help deal with young delinquent migrants.

A total of four officers from the North African country are set to patrol the Goutte d’Or neighbourhood of Paris — where many migrants live on the streets — alongside their French counterparts to combat the growing problems with violence, drugs, and prostitution, BFMTV reports.

According to police, the number of crimes since 2017 in the neighbourhood has increased drastically due to the presence of the young Moroccans and police had made 813 arrests of migrants in Goutte d’Or in the past year.

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Report: Foreign Mafias Profit Heavily From ‘Business’ Of Italian Illegal Immigration

Italy’s anti-mafia taskforce revealed this week that foreign and internal mafias are investing considerable resources into the business of illegal immigration into Italy.

The facilitation of illegal immigration together with all its ‘satellite’ crimes is “one of the primary and most profitable businesses” for foreign criminal organizations working in Italy today, stated the anti-mafia taskforce (DIA) in its biannual report released Wednesday.

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Salvini: 5 Million Italians Live in Poverty While We Spend €5 Billion-a-Year on Migrants

Italian deputy Prime Minister, Matteo Salvini, has hit out at money being used to deal with the migrant crisis while millions of Italians live in poverty.

“I don’t like the fact that with 5 million Italians living in poverty we have to spend €5 billion-a-year for these migrants,” he said at a rally a few days ago.

“We will cut these funds and use them for Italians!” he proclaimed.

[Comment: This might be an example of “welfare chauvinism” that Dr. Turley talked about.]

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‘They Include Terrorists’: Libya Says No to Taking in Migrants Rejected by EU

Libya’s prime minister, Fayez al-Sarraj, has rejected Europe’s plans to place illegal migrants, “no longer wanted in the EU,” on his country’s territory. Commenting on the bloc’s proposition to open special “anchor centers” for refugees in third transit countries, he told the German tabloid Bild that Tripoli wouldn’t “agree on any deals with EU money about taking in more illegal migrants.”

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Transgender Refugees in Greece Reclaim Their Dignity

On the back of a groundbreaking court decision, two transgender refugees have found the freedom to start a new life in Greece. Marianna Karakoulaki and Dimitris Tosidis report from Thessaloniki.

A couple of months ago, Natasha (pictured above) was anxiously waiting for her court hearing to start. Natasha’s case was unique: Apart from the fact that she is a transgender woman, she is also a refugee from Pakistan who has received asylum in Greece. She is also the first transgender refugee woman who has applied for a gender identity correction in a Greek court based on a recent law that allows her to correct her gender and name from male to female in her legal documents.

Gabi, from Tunisia, was sitting right next to Natasha, holding her hand, until the moment the judge ordered everyone to leave the room. Gabi is also a transgender refugee woman who has been granted asylum in Greece. When Natasha decided to change her gender identity, Gabi was very skeptical, she was not sure if she wanted to do the same. Now she is certain she wants to follow suit.

“I left my country, I lost my family, I lost everything. I have many problems because of my gender and my official name. I can’t live with this name and with this gender. Of course it’s very important for me to change them,” she told DW.

The decision to flee

The decision to come to Greece was not easy for Gabi. In Tunisia she faced harassment on a daily basis. She had to stop her studies because her teachers and school mates made fun of her. At home she was not accepted by her family; especially by her brother and sister. She left home when she turned 18.

One day while she was in a taxi, she was stopped by the police, who requested her ID. Once the officer saw her gender, he arrested her.

“I was taken to a room, where they kept me for seven days. I was beaten and tortured. During my court hearing I was sentenced to one year in prison where I was tortured by other inmates. With the help of my mother my prison sentence was reduced to two months,” Gabi said.

After she was released, she decided to go to Turkey where she had friends. She liked being in Turkey but she also faced harassment and abuse due to her gender.

“[The decision to come] to Greece was the most difficult decision I had to make. One day I said to myself: ‘Gabi, do you want to live like this or do you want to have the life that you want?’ So I left.”

She arrived on the island of Lesbos and was taken to the Moira hotspot. Once other refugees realized that she was a transgender woman they staged a protest and threatened her. She was escorted out of the camp by the police and was given private housing which was provided by the UNHCR, the UN’s refugee agency. Five months later she moved to Thessaloniki.

Escaping the abuse

Natasha’s journey was more complicated. She fled Pakistan in 2015 after facing constant abuse and harassment. Unlike Gabi, Natasha had no other choice but to travel as a man due to constant fear of her life. She stayed in Turkey for a few months where she worked as a tailor.

“I was working in Istanbul, but when I went out on the streets people were abusing me; they punched me, they stole my ID card. I decided to flee to Greece,” she told DW.

She arrived in Lesbos after spending three hours on the sea inside a crammed dinghy.

Once she arrived on the Greek mainland, she went to work for a farmer in Skala Lakonias, in southern Greece, to earn money for the next part of her trip. However, the farmer refused to pay her. When she finally managed to leave the farm she went to Idomeni at the Greek-Macedonian border where thousands of people were waiting for the border to open again.

“There was one person from Pakistan in Idomeni who was hitting me and was torturing me. I only went out of my tent in order to get food,” she said.

She was in a constant state of fear for three months until she met a Spanish volunteer who, with the help of a Greek psychiatrist, helped her to escape. Once in safety she was finally able to express herself freely as a transgender woman.

A safer space

Both Gabi and Natasha have now settled in Thessaloniki, where they have found a strong community. They are both active members of Eclipse, a group of locals and refugees that provides support to LGBT refugees. When they speak about Eclipse their eyes shine.

“Now I have Eclipse and I finally feel happy. It’s a safe place, especially for transgender people,” Natasha said.

Eclipse organizes excursions and workshops that focus on issues such as hate speech, language lessons, computer lessons, group therapy and, of course, parties.

“The people in Eclipse do whatever they can do to make us happy and comfortable. They do everything, and I feel safe,” said Gabi.

A groundbreaking decision

Natasha’s court decision is groundbreaking. According to Aikaterini Georgiadou, one of the lawyers of the Hellenic League for Human Rights who represented Natasha, this decision could have an international impact.

“This legally established decision of a Greek lower court interpreted the Greek law in light of the Geneva Convention, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, and the Greek Constitution. Even though there is no decision by the European Court of Human Rights for such a serious human right, this decision shapes the international and European reality and our legal culture,” she told DW.

For Natasha, the decision was life-changing. She’s finally feel free to express herself as she wants: “I am happy. I am no longer scared. Finally … I am myself.”

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Green Haired “Non-Binary” Leftist Assaults Teen Trump Supporter for Wearing MAGA Hat

A green-haired leftist who describes his gender as “non-binary” assaulted a teen Trump supporter in Seattle by spitting on his MAGA hat.

Video footage shows high school student Ashton Hess walking through the streets of Seattle while being verbally abused by several people, including a young woman who asks, “Do you know what it says?”

“Yes, I know what it says, don’t take my hat, that’s my property dude, come on,” says Hess.

“Get the f*ck out of this city!” yells an individual with green hair.

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‘Sorry Mom, I’m Straight’: Oversharing Mother Who Blogs About Her Pride in Her ‘Rainbow Boy’ Reveals How Other Son Finally Plucked Up Courage to Come Out to Her as Heterosexual

A mother who wrote a book about her young son’s love of ‘all girl things’ like Barbies and high heels has now revealed that her older son felt that he needed to come out as straight.

Lori Duron, who lives in California’s Orange County, started writing a blog and later a book about her son C.J.’s affinity for girls’ toys and clothing, and used her position as a way to tell other parents how she was creating a welcoming environment for her gender non-conforming son.

In a new essay for The Huffington Post, she explained how she was careful use all-inclusive pronouns and never assume that either of her two sons were attracted to girls.

As a result, her 10-year-old son Chase felt compelled to ‘come out’ to her as a boy that likes girls.

‘I’m careful how I phrase things. I ask my oldest son Chase if he thinks anybody in his class is cute. I leave it open so that he can answer honestly,’ she wrote in the essay.

After a number of such interactions, she got an unexpected response from Chase.

‘Mom, I’m straight. It’s time you faced the facts,’ Chase said.

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20 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 7/20/2018

  1. I wonder why the forests are burning in Sweden?
    In Russia, they are burning to hide the scale of criminal deforestation.

    • Sweden is one big forest, and if they get a dry spell like they do every summer, the Swedish forest becomes highly flammable. It must be the same in Siberia I would imagine.

      Moreover – Sweden can and does meet all of its electricity needs by burning wood in wood powered power plants. That is how much wood they have. I doubt very much that there is anything criminal behind these forest fires – its just natural.

      • I live in the northern European part of Russia. Our forests burned in my memory only once – in the anomalous summer of 2010 and then quite a bit.

        • I don’t mean no disrespect. Let’s say the Czech etymology for the word Sverige comes from Slavic term Severiye, which in turn means Siberia = The Norhtern Land. The northern forrests are prone to fires, and Russians are very good in fighting those fires for they burn the forest before the fire to make the fire stop. In Skandinavia, they don’t do it like that, and that is why they are helpless to quench the fires as well as the Russians do. That is all that I see in it.

  2. “A mother who wrote a book about her young son’s love of ‘all girl things’ like Barbies and high heels has now revealed that her older son felt that he needed to come out as straight.”

    Meanwhile, I wonder what the father has been doing these last ten years.

  3. Glasgow sure doesn’t belong to the Scots as another silly gal-judge hands a 5 year sentence to an Iranian rapist of a Scottish 12 yr. old lad.

    At the same time, mom gave her blessing to Ashley to marry Mohamed, Ashley’s dead after 5 days of torture.

    What is wrong with these women?!

  4. Unconfirmed from Sweden(istan): Police has to shoot their way out… 😉

    https://pt-media.org/2018/07/21/malmossa-uhkaava-tilanne-uusruotsalaiset-kulkivat-aseet-esilla/

    In short:
    Bunch of culture enrichers were walking on the street around noon (12:00) with guns openly in their hands.
    Police arrives and command to put guns down.
    Bunch disobey and threathen the police.
    Police shoots warning shots in the air.
    Now situation is under control. > Police leaves the scene.

    Nobody was arrested / taken in to police custody.

    • totally agree. why should Lybia let the creator of this artificial chaos of the migrant boats to spread it a bit more?

      And the court of justice of zeropa just said that the rescue boat of ong and others (maersk, total, and many other military ships) are forbidden to bring the illegals where they embarked, because Lybia is not secure enough (I thought after bombing it to destroy Gheddafi and cut the country in pieces it should at least be secure now). So it is just a short circuit when EU is asking Libya to go there to build concentration camps and at the same time eu says Lybia is not a respectable country and is not safe.

      the EU institutions have many voices contradicting themselves: the only thing they agree is we have to take in anyone crossing the border without sending him back despite nobody wants all these people in their country, not even France or Spain, maybe it is just Germany who still say they need more.

      Why not sending back all these people to their motherland where they belong and are loved? most of Africa is not at war, just put them on a flight and send them back to their countries instead of Lybia.

    • Benalla originates from Evreux, but I could not find ancestry, which would be Algerian normally, or maybe Moroccan.

      He worked (headed?) Velours private security in Morocco for a while… seems listed in paywalled

      https://www.africaintelligence.fr/mc-/entreprises/2015/11/05/velours-securite-a-l-offensive,108109939-brc

      Velours is joint owned French ex-police officer and I think

      https://jorfsearch.steinertriples.fr/name/Ouali Aberkane

      Who also has a realestate firm.

      When M……. was souping up En Marche Benalla was promoted to personal security. He wanted to arm up his detail then ( flash ball etc.) … denied, guess as presidential security no problem with that.

      So why was an “ethnic” head of presidential security dressed up in police riot gear stamping on “students” !?

      Only in France maybe.

      • Anon-

        Thanks for all the legwork in your response. Your findings about this “French” security chief are illuminating.

        It is absolutely insane that someone from such a compromised background would be allowed to head the security detail for the French President. DGSE must’ve been totally out to lunch on the day his file was reviewed.

        Then again, these days, I think the French people and nation would be better served by a resurrected OAS.

        • That’s ok, I had been looking it up previously some anyway.

          Something very unusual and slack about how france handles security, very laissez faire. Not talking of military etc., but diplomatic, bureacratic. You remember the embassy getting bombed in Libya maybe, well in Spain around that time the UK consulate is super strict, still is…guard, door locked, bags emptied, detector, inside bullet proof glass between visitor and staff. The french consular extension at the time… buzz to enter, one guard inside and nothing else. Actually quite pleasant and old fashioned…I visited the nearest consulate also, same with no guards! Ground floor with staff sitting with their backs to a hazed window made of thin glass onto the street. Just chatting and the attendant was soon telling me the physical method their computer system was tied to the embassy! Incredible really.

          After the story of Benalla I am just wondering (even more) what sort of cooked up outfit is running france is all.

        • Forgot….at this visit to the french consulate the attendant somehow mixed in a confidential document into our paperwork that was nothing to do with us. We walked off with it and got a call ten minutes later asking us to return the document straight away. Didn’t read it because is not my nature…. probably just a list of spies or something lol.

  5. I’ll round it all with my own thoughts on “situational awareness” for countries I know, to provide insight.

    I don’t know how UK or Germany are at the moment, neither visegrad four, but the rest of EU is just one big soft target. That is ok for now as EU is still the land of milk and honey, there is no incentive to attack it… so you have rogue IS or jihadi or occasional sectarian group attacks or maybe even false flag events, but there is not an organised push to cause trouble, quite the opposite even as long as the balance works in favour of migrants or muslim countries in some way at least.

    The US and UK and Israel are something else, they are really mixed up in affairs, are targeted, and act accordingly in security arrangements….UK is contradictory as it is still relatively open to migration.

    The rest is “just” disrespectful migrants, occasionally some with a vengeance or over active for the wanted mood, they get called nuts because they don’t get the bigger picture, the wish to merge cultures and power/take opportunity/quietly invade , take your pick.

    In future who knows… we are not likely to see military hordes appear on the hilltops. All sides know that will not happen. EU countries feel they have last say, they have the police and army, any serious event will just see an increase in their activity and presence. No one will confront them directly in pitched battle, and those that would make a statement know that if they go too far it is their own support, their own people in EU, who will pay the price. The migrant crisis however is seen by EU society as the fault of western powers, from war and invitation, so there is really a confusion for locals on who to blame….own bureaucracy, US, EU etc. ? … so while that continues there is no need for confrontation either by any would be hostile powers, just let stew and local authority weakens.

    Personally I don’t view it all as a planned invasion, it is opportunistic of various sides, the majority of migrants would not even consider migrating but for the wars. I see it as purposeful betrayal by own powers, which migrants or muslims or elite or whoever will take full advantage of, the end result for now being the uncertainty that exists and the distaste that many feel at the evolution of it all.

    • Islam has always had a planned invasion strategy. It is called the hijrah and is a doctrinal command since Muslims are commanded to follow the perfect pattern of Mohammed. Mohammed left Mecca and immigrated to Medina where he became a warlord and politician and — successful.

      The success of the European hijrah will come from instilling terror in the Europeans and in demographic conquest. The Europeans can decide to fight the hijrah in all possible ways to keep their countries or they can decide to submit totally to Islam, become second-class citizens and keep paying the jizya.

      • Wolf Woman-

        You’ve nailed it. Stephen Coughlin also pointed out the term “hijrah” in his outstanding tome about the worldwide jihad that is currently being waged against the West.

        He also noted that every Westerner should also be familiar with the term “dawah” that refers to jihad via preaching. In the modern world I would extend the concept of dawah to the mass media, which the Ummah know how to manipulate to a tee.

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