Gates of Vienna News Feed 12/5/2018

French President Emmanuel Macron backed down again in the face of the “Yellow Vest” protests, and abolished the new fuel tax in its entirety. In related news, Mr. Macron’s approval rating has fallen to a new low of 23%.

In other news, the Bulgarian government announced that it will not sign the UN migration pact.

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USA
» “You Have No Place on Our Platforms”: Apple’s Tim Cook Says it’s “A Sin” Not to Ban Hate
» Grassley Wants Answers About FBI Raid on Whistleblower With Information on Clinton Foundation, Uranium One
» Hillary Clinton Looks Spitting Mad as President Trump and Melania Enter Bush Sr.’s Funeral (Video)
» Kepler and Gaia Team Up to Confirm 104 New Exoplanets
» New Species of Giant Salamander Discovered in Florida
» Pope Francis Commends Soul of George H.W. Bush to God’s ‘Merciful Love’
» Report: Stanford Admin Suggests Frat Takes Down American Flag
» Sheriff: Woman Kills Jail Escapee Who Kicks in Her Door
» Trump Mocks Macron: Glad “Yellow Vest” Protesters Agree With Me
» Wisconsin Man Hospitalized After Homemade Bomb Explodes While Making Explosive
 
Canada
» Trade Truce Over? Canada Arrests Huawei CFO at US Request
 
Europe and the EU
» Aggressive Antifa Members Disturb Christmas Event in Denmark
» End of Merkel: Friedrich Merz CDU Victory This Weekend Could Spark Imminent Exit
» French Islamist Allegedly Plotted to Kill Men After Luring Them on Gay Dating Apps
» German Government Accused of Funding Brochure That Encourages Kids to Spy on Their “Right-Wing” Parents
» Germany Gives Top Security Job to Official Who Thought Christmas Market Terrorist Was ‘Harmless’
» In the New Germany, Christmas Markets Need Terror-Proof Tables and Massive Concrete Barriers
» It Begins: Party That Wants to “Make Spain Great Again” Storms the Polls
» Italy Wants to Avoid EU Infringement Procedure — Deputy PM
» Journalist Warns Macron Crisis Could Lead to Right-Wing Takeover of Europe
» Macron Vows to Face Down ‘Very Violent’ Riots to Change France
» Macron Hits a New Low, December Approval Figures Worst of Presidency
» Man Who Threatened Geert Wilders in Kebab Shop Video ‘Was Not Alone’
» Officer Could be Prosecuted for Taking Down Criminal After Police Applauded for Tough Approach to Moped Thieves
» Parents of 13-Year-Old Syrian Girl Convicted in Swedish Court for Arranging Underage Marriage
» ‘Parisian Arrogance’: State Officials Criticise Macron Govt’s Disconnect From the People
» Populist German MP: Germany, EU Funding Anti-Israel Organizations
» UK Issues Travel Warning for Christmas Markets Across Europe Including Germany, France
» Victory: Macron Permanently Cancels Planned Fuel Tax Hike After Yellow Vest Protests
 
South Asia
» “Afghans Go Home and Fight for Your Country and Its Future, “ Swedish Historian Says
 
Australia — Pacific
» Dramatic Moment Four-Hour Siege Ends as ‘Armed’ Teenagers Are Tackled to the Ground After Fleeing From a Housing Commission Block
 
Latin America
» Brazilian Lawmakers Push Law Recognizing Right to Own Guns for Self-Defense
 
Immigration
» Bulgaria Will Not Sign UN Migration Pact “To Protect the Interests of the Country and Its Citizens”
» Dutch Leader Slams “Suicidal” UN Migration Deal
» Migrant Sex Attacks on European Women Are Motivated by Religion — Swedish MP
» Sign! UK Petition Against UN Migration Pact is 107,000 Strong and Growing!
» Study: More Than 7-in-10 California Immigrant Households Are on Welfare
» Young Girls in Finland Are Increasingly Groomed and Abused by Adult Migrant Men — Police Issue Warning
 
Culture Wars
» Global Attack on Gender Studies
» Princeton Group Nixes ‘Misogynistic’ Disney Song From Repertoire
» University Speech Code Bans ‘Mean’ Speech
 
General
» Now Visible: Comet as Big as the Full Moon
 

“You Have No Place on Our Platforms”: Apple’s Tim Cook Says it’s “A Sin” Not to Ban Hate

Apple CEO Tim Cook gave quite the sermon Monday night while accepting the first-ever “Courage Against Hate” award from the Anti-Defamation League in New York City — telling “those who seek to push hate, division and violence” that they “have no place on our platforms,” adding “You have no home here.”

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

Grassley Wants Answers About FBI Raid on Whistleblower With Information on Clinton Foundation, Uranium One

Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, has written to FBI Director Christopher Wray and the Justice Department’s internal watchdog to request information about a raid on the home of a former FBI contractor who gave the watchdog documents related to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the sale of Canadian mining company Uranium One to a Russian firm’s subsidiary.

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Hillary Clinton Looks Spitting Mad as President Trump and Melania Enter Bush Sr.’s Funeral (Video)

Hillary Clinton Looks Spitting Mad as President Trump and Melania Enter George Bush Sr.’s Funeral at the National Cathedral.

Or maybe that’s just her natural face?

She never was a good loser.

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Kepler and Gaia Team Up to Confirm 104 New Exoplanets

Although NASA’s powerhouse planet-hunting mission has technically ended, its data is still helping astronomers find a wealth of new worlds.

The Kepler space telescope might have run out of fuel a few months ago, but astronomers are still using its data to uncover a slew of new worlds.

Using stats from ESA’s Gaia mission and Kepler’s K2 mission, an extension of Kepler’s original planet-finding mission, two recent studies have confirmed the existence of a total of 104 new exoplanets. Their characteristics stretch far and wide, including multi-planet systems, rocky terrestrial worlds, and planets that orbit dangerously close to their host stars. These newfound bodies can be used to understand how different types of planets form, and also give next-generation telescopes promising worlds to investigate. Two papers describing these findings were published August 2 and November 26 in The Astronomical Journal.

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New Species of Giant Salamander Discovered in Florida

THERE HAVE BEEN whispers for decades that a creature with the spots of a leopard and the body of an eel lurked in the swamps of Florida and Alabama. Rumor had it the animal was as long as a man’s arm, with glistening gray skin, and frills on either side of its face.

But unlike Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster, this animal is real. And today scientists have given it a name: the reticulated siren.

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Pope Francis Commends Soul of George H.W. Bush to God’s ‘Merciful Love’

Pope Francis has written a telegram expressing his condolences for the death of former U.S. President George H.W. Bush and promising prayers for the Bush family.

“Saddened to learn of the death of former President George H. W. Bush, His Holiness Pope Francis offers heartfelt condolences and the assurance of his prayers to all the Bush family,” reads the telegram made public by the Vatican on December 5.

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

Report: Stanford Admin Suggests Frat Takes Down American Flag

A Stanford University administrator allegedly persuaded a now-defunct fraternity to remove an American flag from its house in order to break stereotypes.

While on suspension during the fall 2017 semester, Sigma Chi met with an administrator acting as a liaison between the frat and Stanford’s Residential Education office, according to the Stanford Review. The administrator, identified by the Stanford Review as “Mr. Z,” suggested that Sigma Chi take the flag down. This was during a period when the frat was trying to bring itself back into good standing with the school so that it could resume operations, which ultimately did not happen.

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Sheriff: Woman Kills Jail Escapee Who Kicks in Her Door

An inmate who had escaped minutes earlier from a county jail in South Carolina was shot and killed by a woman after he kicked in her back door, the local sheriff said.

The inmate was still in his orange jail jumpsuit and had grabbed a knife sharpening tool from the woman’s kitchen in Pickens as he headed toward her bedroom around 3 a.m. Tuesday, Pickens County Sheriff Rick Clark said.

[Comment: File this under “positive news”.]

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

Trump Mocks Macron: Glad “Yellow Vest” Protesters Agree With Me

President Trump indulged in some amicable schadenfreude as Paris, the capital city of his one-time “friend” Emmanuel Macron, is rocked by violent and sometimes deadly protests over proposed gas tax increases.

With the memory of Macron’s subtle diss last month during a speech to world leaders at the Arc de Triomphe still clearly fresh in his mind, Trump gloated on twitter that he was “glad that my friend @EmmanuelMacron and the protestors in Paris have agreed with the conclusion I reached two years ago. The Paris Agreement is fatally flawed because it raises the price of energy for responsible countries while whitewashing some of the worst polluters.” Trump famously withdrew the US from the Paris Accord last year over terms that he said benefited China’s economy at the expense of the US.

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Wisconsin Man Hospitalized After Homemade Bomb Explodes While Making Explosive

STERLING TOWNSHIP, Wisc. (FOX 9)- Deputies in Polk County, Wisconsin responded to a call for a man that had “blown his hand off” while he was making the explosive Tuesday, according to a release.

When police arrived at the Sterling Township residence, they found the man with the serious and life-threatening injuries to his hand and had burns to other parts of his body.

An air ambulance responded to the scene and took the man to Regions Hospital for care. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office does not know the man’s condition and did not identify him in a release Wednesday.

When they responded, deputies found chemicals inside the residence that they deemed suspicious. After securing the residence, the Marathon-Oneida County Bomb Squad was requested to assist in containing the explosives.

Bomb technicians told police there were chemicals located that could be mixed together to produce explosive material.

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

Trade Truce Over? Canada Arrests Huawei CFO at US Request

Update: Huawei, in a statement, said the arrest was made on behalf of the U.S. so Meng could be extradited to “face unspecified charges” in the Eastern District of New York.

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

Aggressive Antifa Members Disturb Christmas Event in Denmark

Being loud and aggressive, Antifa disrupted a Christmas event in Copenhagen, Denmark.

The event was organised by Denmark’s conservative For Freedom movement. Participants were singing Christmas carols and serving a traditional Christmas cookie in the Danish manner. But Police were needed to protect them against the Antifa protesters.

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End of Merkel: Friedrich Merz CDU Victory This Weekend Could Spark Imminent Exit

Angela Merkel faced a crushing defeat after the CDU voted for her to step down as leader in September, after 13 years of leading Germany’s top conservative political party. Mrs Merkel’s authority was called into question over her handling of Germany’s “open migration” policy, when she allowed 1.1 million refugees passage into Germany at the height of the European migrant crisis. It resulted in the German leader announcing she would not stand for CDU leadership at the party convention this month and as Chancellor in 2021.

But will two opponents for the next CDU leadership term — the victor of which will be announced on December 10 — spell the end of Mrs Merkel’s chancellorship before the federal elections in 2021?

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

French Islamist Allegedly Plotted to Kill Men After Luring Them on Gay Dating Apps

One of a pair of Islamic State supporters arrested in 2018 for plotting terrorism allegedly planned to lure homosexual men to their deaths using dating websites.

The pair of jihadis, a 23-year-old of Pakistani origin and a 21-year-old Chechen, who have been friends since high school, were arrested on June 9th, but newly released information has shown the extent of their planning, Le Parisien reports.

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

German Government Accused of Funding Brochure That Encourages Kids to Spy on Their “Right-Wing” Parents

The Federal Ministry for Family Affairs in Germany has been accused of funding a brochure for kindergarten teachers that encourages children to spy on their “right-wing” parents.

The 60-page manual was produced by the Berlin-based Amadeu Antonio Foundation (AAS), an watchdog organization that tackles racism and hate speech. It was co-funded by the Family Ministry, which is a cabinet-level ministry of the Federal Republic of Germany.

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

Germany Gives Top Security Job to Official Who Thought Christmas Market Terrorist Was ‘Harmless’

Jutta Porzucek is to take over management of department one of the police in Berlin. She became infamous for failing to see the danger Anis Amri presented, the man responsible for killing 12 people in a vehicular terror attack at the Christmas market in Berlin on 19 December 2016.

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In the New Germany, Christmas Markets Need Terror-Proof Tables and Massive Concrete Barriers

After the move of dressing up large cement blocks as presents in 2017 and again now, it comes as no surprised that some Christmas markets look like high security military bases.

But the country has become somewhat more creative in disguising its anti-terror measures.

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It Begins: Party That Wants to “Make Spain Great Again” Storms the Polls

As Voice of Europe reported, for the first time in decades a right-wing party won seats in a large Spanish region.

By gaining 12 parliamentary seats in Andalusia, Vox shocked and gave a strong blow to Spain’s left.

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Italy Wants to Avoid EU Infringement Procedure — Deputy PM

The European Commission rejected Rome’s budget plan for 2019 demanding they submit a new draft asserting that Italy running a deficit of 2.4 per cent of GDP breaks EU rules.

Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has said the expansive budget is necessary to finance key pledges and to boost growth.

Even with the threat of EU’s infringement procedure, Italy has not exactly backed down.

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

Journalist Warns Macron Crisis Could Lead to Right-Wing Takeover of Europe

A French journalist from The Guardian has called on people to help France’s weakened and beleaguered President Emmanuel Macron instead of showing hatred or scorn over the “gilets jaunes [yellow vests]predicament”.

Whilst she admits he’s made errors which have given life to the feeling that they were ‘the invisible’ being treated with contempt by Parisan elites, she predicts that this could give rise to “extremists” who are seeking “a political takeover of Europe in next May’s European Parliament elections”.

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Macron Vows to Face Down ‘Very Violent’ Riots to Change France

French President Emmanuel Macron said he won’t retreat or undo reforms in the strongest signal yet that he won’t back any further away from his agenda as his office warned of new days of turmoil and violence.

The 40-year-old leader sent a law and order message that will be heard by opponents from the Yellow Vests movement to opposition parties leaders ahead of planned actions on Saturday. His words also close the door to demands within his own team to review some measures taken since his May 2017 election, mainly the dilution of the wealth tax.

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Macron Hits a New Low, December Approval Figures Worst of Presidency

The approval ratings of Emmanuel Macron continue their freefall according to new polling figures which show support for the French president has plunged to a new low this month.

The Ifop-Fiducial survey, carried out for Paris Match and Sud Radio, found the globalist premier’s popularity slumped 6 points last month, falling to its lowest ever level of 23 per cent in December.

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Man Who Threatened Geert Wilders in Kebab Shop Video ‘Was Not Alone’

The Pakistan national arrested at The Hague’s main railway station in August after placing a video on Facebook in which he appears to say he is planning to attack Geert Wilders did not travel within the Netherlands alone. The public prosecution department told a remand hearing on Wednesday that Juniad I travelled from The Hague to Amsterdam’s Sloterdijk station with another man.

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Officer Could be Prosecuted for Taking Down Criminal After Police Applauded for Tough Approach to Moped Thieves

A London Metropolitan police officer could be charged with a criminal offence after ramming a criminal moped driver.

The investigation is a result of the officer using “tactical contact” to stop a 17-year-old driving dangerously on a moped in Ealing in November 2017, authorities revealing the officer could face criminal proceedings on Tuesday, reports the BBC.

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Parents of 13-Year-Old Syrian Girl Convicted in Swedish Court for Arranging Underage Marriage

A Swedish appeals court has confirmed a conviction against the parents of a 13-year-old Syrian girl for attempting to marry her off to a 24-year-old man, while the child’s intended husband has been found not guilty.

The court upheld a ruling from a Swedish district court that found the parents of the Syrian girl guilty for attempting to plan an arranged marriage in 2015.

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‘Parisian Arrogance’: State Officials Criticise Macron Govt’s Disconnect From the People

France’s state officials have criticised the executive government for its disconnect with the French people, saying it has underestimated the grievances that have fed the Yellow Jacket movement.

Prefects, who are appointed by the president, are the French government’s representatives in regions and departments. Said to rarely share their opinions, the officials have broken their silence under the condition of anonymity to sound the alert in the face of France’s political crisis.

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Populist German MP: Germany, EU Funding Anti-Israel Organizations

Populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) MP Petr Bystron has claimed that anti-Israel groups enjoy growing influence on the German government, and are funding organisations working against the Jewish state.

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UK Issues Travel Warning for Christmas Markets Across Europe Including Germany, France

The UK government has warned British citizens to “remain vigilant” in crowded places including Christmas markets while in Germany, France, and eight other European Union countries.

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Victory: Macron Permanently Cancels Planned Fuel Tax Hike After Yellow Vest Protests

French President Emmanuel Macron has given in to the initial demands of the Gilets Jaunes (Yellow Vest) movement and permanently cancelled the proposed increase tax on fuel after a negative reaction to a six-month deferment.

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“Afghans Go Home and Fight for Your Country and Its Future, “ Swedish Historian Says

“Shouldn’t these young men try to give their homeland a brighter future by doing their part in the fight against Taliban and IS warriors?” asks Swedish historian Lars F. Eklund.

Lars thoughts are that naturally, people want to escape war. Or is that really so? If the motherland and its people are at stake?

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Dramatic Moment Four-Hour Siege Ends as ‘Armed’ Teenagers Are Tackled to the Ground After Fleeing From a Housing Commission Block

Vision captured from Carlton, in Melbourne’s inner-north, shows police chasing after the men, before tackling them to the ground and placing them in handcuffs.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

Brazilian Lawmakers Push Law Recognizing Right to Own Guns for Self-Defense

Brazilian lawmakers are gearing up to push gun reforms that will recognize citizens’ right to own guns for self-defense.

The goal of peeling back gun control took center stage when it became evident that Jair Bolsonaro would win Brazil’s presidential election. Bolsonaro, a former Army Captain who ran as a law and order candidate, is now president-elect.

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Bulgaria Will Not Sign UN Migration Pact “To Protect the Interests of the Country and Its Citizens”

Bulgaria joins countries in support of their country’s sovereignty and will not sign the U.N. Migration pact.

On Wednesday Bulgaria’s centre-right government made the statement that they will not be attending the U.N. meeting in Marrakech next week and will not sign the agreement.

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

Dutch Leader Slams “Suicidal” UN Migration Deal

The UN Global Compact for Migration is national and cultural suicide, warn top officials from the Party For Freedom (PVV), led by Dutch MP and anti-Islamization figurehead Geert Wilders.

Marcel de Graaff, Head of the PVV Delegation in European Parliament, has been one of its most outspoken critics in Europarl, releasing a new short video itemizing his party’s top concerns about the agreement, which is scheduled to be discussed and signed by dozens of countries in Marrakech, Morocco, on December 10 — 11.

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Migrant Sex Attacks on European Women Are Motivated by Religion — Swedish MP

Swedish politician Hanif Bali said it’s time to call migrants’ sexual assaults of European women what they are — ethno-religiously motivated crimes

In a series of tweets, MP Hanif Bali raises the subject of gang rape, and points to the perpetrators and victims.

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Sign! UK Petition Against UN Migration Pact is 107,000 Strong and Growing!

The petition demanding that the UK government REJECT the United Nations Global Migration Compact has already surpassed the Parliamentary requirement for debate.

SIGN IT HERE

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Study: More Than 7-in-10 California Immigrant Households Are on Welfare

More than 7-in-10 households headed by immigrants in the state of California are on taxpayer-funded welfare, a new study reveals.

The latest Census Bureau data analyzed by the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) finds that about 72 percent of households headed by noncitizens and immigrants use one or more forms of taxpayer-funded welfare programs in California — the number one immigrant-receiving state in the U.S.

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Young Girls in Finland Are Increasingly Groomed and Abused by Adult Migrant Men — Police Issue Warning

Oulu police have recently been informed of dozens of cases of adult men attempting to lure young girls online.

Police are saying that men with foreign-backgrounds and poor Finnish-language skills are contacting “significantly younger” girls in the area, resulting in aggravated sexual abuse

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

Global Attack on Gender Studies

The decision by the Hungarian government earlier this fall to withdraw accreditation from gender studies programs — a full-frontal governmental assault on an academic discipline — sent shock waves through the field.

Gender studies “has no business [being taught] in universities,” because it is “an ideology not a science,” a deputy to Hungary’s prime minister, Zsolt Semjen, told the international news agency Agence France-Presse.

Semjen also said labor market demand for the field was “close to zero.”

“No one wants to employ a gender-ologist,” Semjen said.

Yet even if the scale of the assault on gender studies in Hungary was shocking, the rhetoric was not. Gender studies scholars say what happened in Hungary is the most extreme manifestation of what seem to be growing attacks on the discipline as right-wing populist parties gain power or influence in many countries around the globe.

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Princeton Group Nixes ‘Misogynistic’ Disney Song From Repertoire

A Princeton University male a cappella group is removing a song from The Little Mermaid from its repertoire following criticism in the student newspaper.

The Tigertones, a male a cappella group at Princeton University decided to quit singing “Kiss the Girl” from the 1989 Disney film The Little Mermaid after Daily Princetonian columnist Noa Wollstein wrote an op-ed, titled “Dear Tigertones, please stop singing ‘Kiss the Girl,’“ on Nov. 26.

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University Speech Code Bans ‘Mean’ Speech

We’ve moved on from using the term “hate speech” to describe wide swaths of speech we don’t like and have moved on to banning subjectively “mean” speech — at least at one northwestern university.

The University of Montana Western has been featured as the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education’s (FIRE) “Speech Code of the Month” for its supposed commitment to “civility” by banning subjective speech.

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Now Visible: Comet as Big as the Full Moon

Hyperactive comet 46P/Wirtanen is approaching Earth for one of the closest Earth-comet encounters of the Space Age. Observers report that the comet’s gaseous green atmosphere now covers a patch of sky as large as the full Moon—and it is growing larger.

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4 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 12/5/2018

  1. “Germany Gives Top Security Job to Official Who Thought Christmas Market Terrorist Was ‘Harmless’”

    It is astonishing and regrettable that Voice of Europe, responsible for the above story, and all other alternative media sources in Germany and Anglophone countries are still refusing to mention the revelations on pp. 297-321 in the August 2018 book by ex-cop Stefan Schubert, “Die Destabiliserung Deutschlands”, the Destabilisation of Germany.

    Quoting anonymous ex-colleagues still in the police and directly involved in counter-terrorism, Schubert writes that the Xmas Market bomber Anis Amri was part of a CIA operation. Schubert’s sources tried in vain to raise the alarm but, like their colleagues in the FBI when pursuing Israeli espionage in the US, were ordered by their superiors to cease and desist.

    Hence the official named in the story will have known exactly how harmful Anis Amri was, but like all high-level others in the police, will have obeyed political instructions not to apprehend him. Schubert names the names close to Merkel who will have issued those orders.

    There is a long history, see alleged 9/11 “turf wars between CIA and FBI and NSA” etc. of incidents not being foreseen by security forces “because of incompetence or other error”.

    (Irony: on): such errors are almost as frequent as the number of videocameras that malfunction (sic) exactly at the time when they should be filming perps (7/11 tube bombing in London; Lady Di’s last ride to and in the Paris tunnel in 1997) (irony:off)

    On 9/11, the FBI removed all footage near the Pentagon and has not released it since.

    • According to this article:

      “More than half of suspects were released without charge, a third were prosecuted, 5 per cent were released on bail pending further investigation and 6 per cent faced “alternative action”.

      Interesting that they do not break these particular numbers down accoring to skin colour. I bet most of the so called ‘white terrorists’ were largely part of the half who were released without charge.

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