Gates of Vienna News Feed 5/27/2019

A man went on a stabbing spree at a bus stop in the Japanese city of Kawasaki, killing three people (some reports say one or two) and wounding sixteen others. Among the victims are thirteen children, pupils at a nearby Catholic school. After his rampage the attacker stabbed himself, and was unconscious when he was apprehended. The motive for the attack is not known.

In other news, Boris Johnson is reportedly planning to include Nigel Farage in his cabinet if he becomes prime minister.

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Thanks to Insubria, JD, Reader from Chicago, Vlad Tepes, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

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USA
» “The Most Destructive Breach in History”: Hackers Use NSA Code to Grind Baltimore to a Halt
» CNN Caught Framing Woman for Racism
» Everytown for Gun Safety Lobbyist Facing Domestic, Criminal Charges
» Exclusive: Trump Administration Laying Groundwork for Treason Charges Against Deep State
» Federal Trade Commission Wins Antitrust Case Against Qualcomm
» Global Elites Started the Russia Nonsense
» Graham: ‘Not One Democrat Seems to Care’ If FISA Court Was Defrauded by FBI, DOJ
» How to Identify a Globalist Criminal
» If You Really Care About the Environment, #YouFirst Alexandria & Bernie
» Mass Protest Against Facebook Censorship Planned at Annual Shareholder Meeting
» Maxine Waters: ‘There is a Growing Unrest’ Among Dems to Open Impeachment Inquiry
» Navy Pilots Describe Stunning UFO Sightings; Hypersonic Speeds, No Exhaust Plume
» Skype Co-Founder is “Desperate” To Save Humanity From AI
» Stolen NSA Hacking Tool Now Victimizing US Cities, Report Says
» Trump Primary Challenger Weld: POTUS ‘Would Prefer Aryan Nation’
» Trump Calls for Change in Laws After NY Prof Tweets False “Kinda Plausible” Trump Quote That Went Viral
» Trump Seizes on NYU Professor’s Tweet to Push Change of Libel Laws
 
Canada
» A Professor Who Argues Against Multicultural Ideology and for Western Exceptionalism Now Fears for His Job
 
Europe and the EU
» British Army Says People Who “Describe Themselves as Patriots” Are ‘Extremist Right-Wingers’
» EU Elections: What Became of the Yellow Vest Candidates?
» EU Elections: ‘Disaster’ For Globalists in Poland as Govt Storms to Record Victory
» Farage Declares ‘This is Just the Beginning’ After Brexit Party Victory in EU Elections
» Figures. French Police Arrest Algerian, His Brother and Their Mother in Connection to Lyon Bombing
» France: Le Pen Demands Macron Dissolve Parliament After Globalist is Dealt ‘Humiliating’ Defeat
» France: Eleven Youths in Paris No Go Zone Convicted for Gang Raping Four Girls
» Italy: Centre Right’s Cirio Wins in Piedmont
» Italy: Salvini Leads Lega to Historic First National Election Victory
» Legal Action Planned as Ballots Fail to Turn Up
» Netherlands: New EU Star: Populist and Instagram Star Thierry Baudet’s FVD Party Wins Seats in EU Parliament
» Pope Francis: Climate Crisis ‘Leading the World Towards Disaster’
» Salvini: “Europe is Tired of Being a Slave to the Elites”
» Sebastian Kurz, Austrian Chancellor Ousted by MPs After Video Row
» Spain’s Capitulation: Seville Will Have Its First Mosque in 700 Years After the Reconquista
» Study: Only 18 Per Cent of Germans Think They Are Free to Express Their Opinions in Public
» UK: Brexit Shock: Boris Johnson Would Shake up Brussels ‘By Handing Farage a Cabinet Role’
» UK: Farage Declares ‘This is Just the Beginning’ After Brexit Party Victory in EU Elections
» UK: Farage: Social Media Has Changed Politics… Now We’ve Got to Change the People in Westminster
» UK: Here We Go: Labour Party Crank Alastair Campbell Accuses Nigel Farage of Taking Russian Rubles After Stunning Brexit Win in EU Elections
» UK: Remain Delusion Sets in, Soubry Declares Victory for CUK Party
» Unknown Party Beat Everybody in One French Commune
 
Middle East
» Erdogan’s Istanbul Nightmare
» Iraq Sentences Three French Islamic State Terrorists to Death
 
Far East
» Four New Species of Fish Discovered in Philippine Waters
» Japan Mass Stabbing: 13 Young Children Among 19 Injured in Attack in Kawasaki
 
Australia — Pacific
» China’s Communists Fund Jacinda Ardern’s Labour Party: What the United States Congress Was Told
 
Immigration
» Exclusive Video: “We Build the Wall” Completes First Half Mile of US Border Wall in 4 Days From Private Donations
» Fear of Migrants Risks Making US Racist — Pope
» Judge Who Let a Criminal Illegal Alien Escape Turns Down Plea Deal
» Nineteen ‘Spies Who Helped Drug Smugglers and Human Traffickers Enter the U.S. Across the Mexican Border’ Are Arrested at a Makeshift Mountain Camp
» Pope Francis: Migrants and Refugees Are ‘Emblems of Exclusion’
» Pope Francis Sounds Racism Alarm After Nationalists Win Big in EU Elections
» Salvini Says No to ‘Eurabia’ In Italy After Report on Swedish Migrant Areas
» UK: ‘Unaccompanied Minor’ Age Assessments Based on Appearance Ruled Unlawful
 
Culture Wars
» Pro-Choicers Support Abortion for 3-Year-Old Toddlers
 

“The Most Destructive Breach in History”: Hackers Use NSA Code to Grind Baltimore to a Halt

The United States is no longer supplying its enemies only with conventional weapons — that list now also includes cyberweapons. While Baltimore has been struggling with an aggressive cyber-attack over the last three weeks, previously profiled here , it has now been revealed that a key component of the malware used by cyber-criminals was actually developed just a short drive from Baltimore — at the NSA, according to the New York Times.

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

CNN Caught Framing Woman for Racism

Chipotle employee falsely painted as a racist, report shows.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Everytown for Gun Safety Lobbyist Facing Domestic, Criminal Charges

Everytown for Gun Safety Fund lobbyist Robert Blaisdell is facing multiple charges including false imprisonment and simple assault.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Exclusive: Trump Administration Laying Groundwork for Treason Charges Against Deep State

This Live Sunday show is one of the most important ever, so spread this link across the four winds to defeat the censors!

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Federal Trade Commission Wins Antitrust Case Against Qualcomm

One of the key points of this case is that “ In numerous cases Qualcomm threatened with a disruption of chipset supplies unless OEMs accepted its patent licensing terms, and there were various agreements under which OEMs paid a higher patent royalty when using third-party modem chips than Qualcomm’ s products.” The judge found that “ Qualcomm’s licensing practices have strangled competition in the CDMA and premium LTE modem chip markets for years, and harmed rivals, OEMs, and end consumers in the process.” As a remedy, Qualcomm is ordered to take several steps which will reduce the amount of power it holds over its customers and will need to renegotiate new license terms without the threats that had accompanied previous negotiations.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Global Elites Started the Russia Nonsense

Attorney General William Barr has turned the attention of the Russia probe to its origin: who started this and why? The answer, as in all the best crime dramas, is probably hiding in plain sight.

On July 13, 2016, British academic Dr. Andrew Foxall penned an op-ed in the New York Times, “Why Putin Loves Brexit.” He blamed Russia for the previous month’s Brexit vote, adding in a little noted aside:

The United States is so concerned over Moscow’s determination to exploit European disunity that in January, James R. Clapper Jr., the director of national intelligence, began a review of Russia’s clandestine funding of European parties.

The British aristocracy has a condescending view of the hoi polloi who voted for Brexit, regarding them as easily manipulated Pygmalion-like by smarter people.

Bingo! The Obama administration was spying on conservative European political parties. Which means, almost necessarily under the Five Eyes Agreement, foreign agents were returning the favor and spying on the Trump campaign.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Graham: ‘Not One Democrat Seems to Care’ If FISA Court Was Defrauded by FBI, DOJ

During an appearance on “ Fox News Sunday,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) slammed Democrats for seemingly not caring if the FBI and Department of Justice defrauded the FISA court. Graham said he wished one Democrat would get behind getting more information

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How to Identify a Globalist Criminal

In my work analyzing the behavior and motives of globalists I often hear people question the validity of the label. Sometimes this is done by those who are purely uneducated about the background of what I can only call an organized cabal or criminal syndicate. Sometimes it is done by dishonest people who are seeking to sow the seeds of doubt. To be clear, yes, globalists are a very real group with a very real agenda, and this agenda is not morally or rationally sound.

The argument then arises — “If globalists are a real threat, then we should identify them one by one…”

This argument is often a ruse which insinuates that if a person points out the facts surrounding a crime on the part of globalists, his position is still not valid until he names them all in succession. This is a classic Alinsky tactic; to demand that the researcher catalog every person involved in a conspiracy or present a perfect solution to the criminality which may or may not be available, otherwise they should shut up and stop talking about the problem. The intent is to get us caught up in the weeds debating the extent of who is involved or whether one solution is superior to another.

Acknowledging that a specific agenda exists is the first step before anything else can be accomplished.

Obviously, one cannot outline a long list of globalist names in every essay or article. This would make each article dozens of pages long and is counterproductive. Naming names might be helpful in some circumstances, as I have done in the past such as in my article ‘Globalist Disinformation Spotlight On — Mohamed El-Erian’. I welcome readers to examine that article because El-Erian is a good example of what a globalist is and the kind of ideology they espouse. It is my feeling though that it is more important to focus on the behaviors, rhetoric, institutional affiliations and beliefs of globalists, because these elitists often hide in plain sight.

Not all of them publicly call themselves “globalists”; some of them do. However, they ALL have the same character traits and they all support the same agendas…

Environmental Crisis As Hegelian Threat

Not all globalists hit on this topic publicly, but most do. The strategy, which was planned by the Club Of Rome along with top globalists like former UN Director Robert Muller, was to create the idea of an environmental threat so potentially devastating that the only option would be for the public to accept global governance as the solution. Global warming and “climate change” became that existential threat.

It does not seem to matter how often or how brutal the climate change argument is debunked by real data; the globalists desperately push the ideology. It is a primary key to everything they hope to accomplish in terms of centralization, and their timeline is set for the year 2030. Globalists also seem to enjoy fabricating fake moral dilemmas which force people to choose between one evil solution or another. The fake moral dilemma here being that if we do not accept global centralization and elitist management of the planet, we are risking the destruction of our environment on an apocalyptic scale.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

If You Really Care About the Environment, #YouFirst Alexandria & Bernie

Under the guise of fighting “for the earth” they passed a law guaranteeing income for green energy companies.

It was Socialist Santa Claus Bernie Sanders who foisted more cunning than cute AOC on civil society.

The little girl, sporting mommy’s crimson lipstick, has sunk her first dagger into New Mexico, and with the help of radical environmentalists elsewhere, will now do the same in other states.

Thanks to Daniel Turner at Fox News, she was caught in the act.

While Ocasio-Cortez has taken the brunt of the media focus, environmental groups have developed a new strategy to get their way: pass a type of “Green New Deal” state by state.

“It’s a smart tactic. They get friendly, left-leaning state legislators and governors, most of whom they financially backed in the past election, to do their dirty work. While the media is watching AOC marveling over garbage disposals and rejecting the racism of cauliflower, no one is reporting about bad laws taking shape in secret.

“That’s exactly how radical green groups want it.

“Their latest attempt was in New Mexico, and unfortunately, it succeeded. Newly-elected Democrat Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed the “Energy Transition Act” in March. This law requires that New Mexico move to 100 percent carbon-free energy — the same long-term goal as the “Green New Deal.”

“This destructive law is essentially a hidden carbon tax and will threaten the jobs of thousands of energy workers, raise utility rates, cut state revenue, and make green energy companies rich at the taxpayers’ expense.

“It’s remarkable how such a transformative bill was signed into law so quickly without public input and the myriad impact studies green groups often demand and sue to ensure take place. How was that even possible?

“Last week, an investigation by the Associated Press, with assistance from my organization, Power The Future, looked at internal New Mexico government emails around the drafting of their “Energy Transition Act.”

“What we found was disturbing. The emails revealed how the state’s energy secretary, Sarah Cottrell Propst, encouraged multiple eco-groups review the bill’s language as it was being written. In one instance, she allowed the group who employed her just months before, a renewable energy trade group called Interwest, to influence the bill.

“My organization believes green groups don’t care about the earth, the environment, or even climate change. They care about power. And that is the case in New Mexico. Under the guise of fighting “for the earth” they passed a law guaranteeing income for green energy companies.

“There’s nothing wrong with renewable energy, as long as it competes fairly on the free market. In the plotting between Gov. Grisham, Sec. Propst, Interwest, and radical green groups, no one cared about the people. New Mexico has large oil, gas and coal reserves and these industries employ thousands. The men and women whose jobs are now at risk were not invited to the table.

“Nor were the citizens whose utility rates will inevitably skyrocket. Nor were the myriad schools, hospitals, and other civic groups whose funding comes from oil and gas tax revenue.

“If politicians like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez get their way, it will be government bureaucrats and environmental activists — not the market, not the people — deciding energy policy.

“Americans need to beware. What happened in New Mexico will happen in every state. Eco-groups prefer working in the shadows.

“Fortunately, we are on to them. Their tactics are secret no more.”

[Comment: The Governor of New Mexico is a communist/globalist and traitor to the State. Such wackadoos will be the end of the Republic. More and more it looks like elections for Governor are being manipulated to ensure communist/globalists win in close races.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Mass Protest Against Facebook Censorship Planned at Annual Shareholder Meeting

MASS PROTEST AGAINST SOCIAL MEDIA CENSORSHIP
at FACEBOOK ANNUAL SHAREHOLDER MEETING:

May 30 @ 9 AM
Hotel Nia
200 Independence Drive
Menlo Park CA

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

Maxine Waters: ‘There is a Growing Unrest’ Among Dems to Open Impeachment Inquiry

Sunday on MSNBC’ s “ AM Joy,” Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) said there was “ a growing unrest’ among House Democrats to open an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. Waters said, “ I think that we should continue down the path of exercising.

[Comment: That’s not unrest, that’s desperation before the hammer of justice falls down and many Democrat lackeys end up in jail for treason.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Navy Pilots Describe Stunning UFO Sightings; Hypersonic Speeds, No Exhaust Plume

After upgrading the radar systems on F/A-18 fighter jets, several Navy pilots operating from the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt began to see unidentified flying objects that appeared to defy the laws of physics.

Between 2014 and 2015, the strange objects — one of them spinning like a top as it traveled against the wind, appeared almost daily in the skies above the East Coast. The crafts had “no visible engine or infrared exhaust plumes,” and “could reach 30,000 feet and hypersonic speeds” according to the New York Times.

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

Skype Co-Founder is “Desperate” To Save Humanity From AI

The co-founder of Skype, Jaan Tallinn, is on a desperate mission to save the human race from the destruction of artificial intelligence. Since 2007, Tallinn’s dedicated more than $1 million toward preventing super-smart AIs from replacing humans as Earth’s dominant species and from destroying humanity in the process.

According to an interesting Popular Science article, the programmer discovered AI researcher Eliezer Yudkowsky’s essay “Staring into the Singularity” in 2007, two years after cashing in his Skype shares following the startup’s sale to eBay. That’s when Tallinn started pouring money into the cause of saving humanity from AI.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Stolen NSA Hacking Tool Now Victimizing US Cities, Report Says

A hacking tool developed by the US National Security Agency is now being used to shut down American cities and towns, says a Saturday report in The New York Times.

Code-named EternalBlue, the hacking exploit involves malicious software and was leaked in 2017 by a group called Shadow Brokers. Hackers used the tool that same year in the worldwide WannaCry ransomware attacks, which locked up computer systems at hospitals, banks and phone companies and required a ransom to set the networks free. It was also used in the 2017 NotPetya assault against Ukraine, which has been called one of the most destructive cyberattacks ever.

Now, though, EternalBlue has reportedly landed in the NSA’s own backyard: Baltimore, site of the agency’s headquarters. The city has been hobbled since a ransomware attack on May 7 ensnared the local government’s computers, disrupting city services. Baltimore’s IT department is only slowly getting systems up and running again.

[Comment: Keeping zero day exploits quiet so they can be used for spying always ends up hurting the public at a large. NSA should be helping to close these exploits to help make the country’s tech infrastructure more secure.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Trump Primary Challenger Weld: POTUS ‘Would Prefer Aryan Nation’

Former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld, who is trying to primary President Donald Trump, this week accused Trump of preferring America to be “an Aryan nation.”

[Comment: Ah that tried and true “Nazi!” label. Guess what, public is on to you globalist rabble, so that lie doesn’t wash anymore.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Trump Calls for Change in Laws After NY Prof Tweets False “Kinda Plausible” Trump Quote That Went Viral

President Trump is constantly battling fake news from all media sources so it’s no surprise that he just called for a change in libel laws.

It all stems from a fake quote attributed to President Trump that went viral.

Ian Bremmer is the NYU professor and Time Editor-In-Chief who tweeted out a completely false quote from President Trump that was seen by millions. Bremmer deleted the tweet but gave no apology. Twitter hasn’t punished him and he’s indignant about how the fake quote is “kinda plausible”.

President Trump tweeted:

.@ianbremmer now admits that he MADE UP “a completely ludicrous quote,” attributing it to me. This is what’s going on in the age of Fake News. People think they can say anything and get away with it. Really, the libel laws should be changed to hold Fake News Media accountable!…

Ian Brimmer is defiant and has just removed the tweet but the damage is done. That’s how the left works.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Trump Seizes on NYU Professor’s Tweet to Push Change of Libel Laws

President Trump on Monday seized on a New York University professor’s false tweet as an example of journalistic malpractice while calling for the U.S. to modify its libel laws to hold news media accountable.

In his early morning tweet while on an overseas trip to Japan, the president said a fake quote attributed to him by Ian Bremmer shows “what’s going on in the age of Fake News.”

“People think they can say anything and get away with it,” Trump wrote. “Really, the libel laws should be changed to hold Fake News Media accountable!”

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

A Professor Who Argues Against Multicultural Ideology and for Western Exceptionalism Now Fears for His Job

I have met University of New Brunswick sociologist and co-founder of the blog Council of European Canadians Ricardo Duchesne only once and found him reserved, thoughtful and modest. A brilliant writer and genuine scholar, he has authored two impeccably-researched volumes on the history of Western civilization and the settler domestication of pre-industrial lands.

In an earlier article for PJ Media, I had occasion to mention Duchesne, who writes in Canada in Decay — one of the most important books in our national literature explaining the emergence of the ideology of immigrant multiculturalism — that Canada is an extreme, though not unique, example of impending ethnocide, “promoting its own replacement by foreigners from other races, religions and cultures.” As Duchesne points out in The Uniqueness of Western Civilization, the same form of national self-deprecation we note in Canada is at work in most Western nations today.

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

British Army Says People Who “Describe Themselves as Patriots” Are ‘Extremist Right-Wingers’

The British Army has released an information sheet encouraging members of the military to report others as right-wing extremists if they express a myriad of beliefs, including describing themselves as “patriots”.

The sheet is entitled ‘EXTREME RIGHT WING (XRW) INDICATORS & WARNINGS and encourages members of the military to “Look out for individuals who…describe themselves as patriots.”

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

EU Elections: What Became of the Yellow Vest Candidates?

Two candidate lists containing the names of members of France’s Yellow Vest movement (the “Gilet Jaunes”), who have been demonstrating across the country for more than 6 months, won less than 0.6% in Sunday’s EU vote.

Even before Sunday’s vote began, however, polls had suggested a majority of supporters of the movement favoured the far-right National Rally party.

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

EU Elections: ‘Disaster’ For Globalists in Poland as Govt Storms to Record Victory

Poland’s ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party stormed to victory at Sunday’s EU Parliament elections, described as a “disaster” for a globalist coalition of opposition parties.

The patriotic party saw its strongest ever result with 46 per cent of the vote, gaining six points on its performance at the last EU elections in 2014 to finish comfortably ahead of its rival ‘European Coalition’

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

Farage Declares ‘This is Just the Beginning’ After Brexit Party Victory in EU Elections

“Never before in British politics has a party just 6 weeks old won a national election.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Figures. French Police Arrest Algerian, His Brother and Their Mother in Connection to Lyon Bombing

French police arrested a 24-year-old Algerian, his brother and THEIR MOTHER in connection to a bomb blast in Lyon on Friday.

13 people were injured in the blast.

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

France: Le Pen Demands Macron Dissolve Parliament After Globalist is Dealt ‘Humiliating’ Defeat

Populist leader Marine Le Pen demanded that President Emmanuel dissolve France’s parliament after she dealt the globalist a humiliating defeat in the EU parliamentary elections.

According to the latest vote count, Le Pen’s National Rally has secured 23.3% of the vote compared to 22.4% for Macron’s En Marche party.

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

France: Eleven Youths in Paris No Go Zone Convicted for Gang Raping Four Girls

A total of eleven different young men, eight of whom were minors, have given light sentences of between three and eleven years after being found guilty of gang-raping four girls in a cellar.

The attacks occurred in September of 2016, with a 17-year-old coming forward to police on September 15th saying that she had been gang-raped by at least ten boys, with three other girls coming forward later — including a 14-year-old — saying that they too had been raped by the gang of youths, 7sur7 reports.

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

Italy: Centre Right’s Cirio Wins in Piedmont

PD’s Nardella set to hold Florence

(ANSA) — Rome, May 27 — Centre-right candidate Alberto Cirio is the new governor of Piedmont after he announced Monday that centre-left incumbent Sergio Chiamparino conceded defeat in elections in the northern region.

Cirio is projected win over 50% of the vote. “I’m getting straight down to work. Piedmont needs to start afresh,” said Cirio.

“Today it is the northern Italian region that is growing the least and it has the highest unemployment rate”.

Chiamparino suggested he would quit politics after “losing this last battle”.

Florence Mayor Dario Nardella said initial results suggested he had held the city for the centre-left Democratic Party (PD) without the need for a runoff vote.

The centre left was also set to hold the southern city of Bari, but League candidates were on course to win in the first round in Perugia and Potenza.

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Italy: Salvini Leads Lega to Historic First National Election Victory

Populist Italian interior minister Matteo Salvini and his Lega dominated the European Parliament elections beating expectations with 34.27 per cent of the vote while the Five Star Movement has slumped into third place.

Lega (League) beat prior exit poll expectations according to results published by Italian newspaper Il Giornale, with the Five Star Movement sinking down to third place behind the left-wing Democratic Party which came in at 22.7 per cent compared to just 17 per cent for the Five Star Movement.

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

Legal Action Planned as Ballots Fail to Turn Up

Hundreds of people have reported not receiving postal ballot papers in time for last week’s European elections and a legal challenge is now in the starting blocks.

Around sixty readers in France have emailed Connexion about the problem and other reports from several European countries have been collected by the British in Europe (BiE) campaign coalition (we are still interested in hearing about this at news@connexionfrance.com and please state also if you would like us to forward your email to BiE).

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

Netherlands: New EU Star: Populist and Instagram Star Thierry Baudet’s FVD Party Wins Seats in EU Parliament

Political newcomer Thierry Baudet stunned the Dutch political scene in March with a victory in provincial elections.

Thierry has been in politics for less than two years.

Baudet is a populist who ran against the Vvd and cda and their failed agenda.

The former academic is anti-EU, anti-immigration and a climate change skeptic.

What’s not to love?

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

Pope Francis: Climate Crisis ‘Leading the World Towards Disaster’

Pope Francis painted a frightening picture of a global climate emergency Monday, saying we humans must “correct our path before it is too late.”

“Around the world, we are seeing heat waves, droughts, forest fires, floods and other extreme meteorological events, rising sea levels, the emergence of diseases and further problems that are only a dire premonition of things much worse to come, unless we act and act urgently,” the pope told a group of leaders assembled at the Vatican for a meeting titled “Climate Change and New Evidence from Science, Engineering, and Policy.”

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Salvini: “Europe is Tired of Being a Slave to the Elites”

talian populist leader Matteo Salvini said “Europe is tired of being a slave to the elites” as his party swept to victory in the EU parliamentary elections.

With the count almost finalized, Salvini’s Lega party has captured 34.3% of the vote, with the center-left Democratic Party (PD) in second place on 22.7%.

Illustrating how far Salvini’s party has progressed, in the last European elections in 2014, Lega achieved just 6% of the vote.

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

Sebastian Kurz, Austrian Chancellor Ousted by MPs After Video Row

Austria’s parliament has removed Chancellor Sebastian Kurz from office in a special parliamentary session.

His previous coalition ally, the far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ), and the opposition Social Democrats (SPÖ) backed the no-confidence motions.

The FPÖ had become embroiled in a political scandal caused by a secret video, which ended the coalition.

Austria’s president named Vice Chancellor Hartwig Löger as the interim leader.

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Spain’s Capitulation: Seville Will Have Its First Mosque in 700 Years After the Reconquista

Seville, a city with a deeply Catholic tradition, will have its first mosque in 700 years, Defend Europa reports.

The southern Spanish city has an interesting history, with important and curious events. This event, however, has gone unnoticed by the majority of Spaniards and Sevillians, as well as most of the media.

Perhaps in the eyes of Sevillians, it is considered part of the “innocent” game called multiculturalism.

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

Study: Only 18 Per Cent of Germans Think They Are Free to Express Their Opinions in Public

The poor state of free speech in Europe has been highlighted once again by a poll which found that just 18 per cent of Germans felt they were free to express themselves in public.

The survey, conducted by the Allensbach Institute for Demoscopy and published in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, asked Germans a series of questions to determine how taboo openly expressing forthright opinions had become.

59 per cent of respondents out of the 1283 sample said they felt comfortable expressing themselves freely amongst friends, but only 18 per cent felt comparable freedom voicing their views in public.

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UK: Brexit Shock: Boris Johnson Would Shake up Brussels ‘By Handing Farage a Cabinet Role’

TORY leadership hopeful Boris Johnson could pledge to bring Nigel Farage into his cabinet in a shock move to deliver Brexit and recover from the EU election humiliation.

Boris Johnson could appoint Nigel Farage to a position in his cabinet, if the Brexiteer Tory was to succeed Theresa May as Prime Minister. The shock revelation comes after the Conservatives suffered their worst electoral defeat in the party’s political history. Andrew Rosindell, a top Tory MP and ally of Boris Johnson, made the shock suggestion during an interview on Sky News.

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UK: Farage Declares ‘This is Just the Beginning’ After Brexit Party Victory in EU Elections

Nigel Farage has led the Brexit Party to victory while the establishment parties are left assessing the damage after their historic losses, with the Brexiteer declaring: “This is just the beginning.”

With almost all regions counted, the Brexit Party is in the clear lead after winning around one-third of the vote and projected to have gained 29 seats. In a distant second, the pro-Remain Liberal Democrats won 15 seats, while the new Change UK (CUK), established solely to stop Brexit, failed to gain a single seat.

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UK: Farage: Social Media Has Changed Politics… Now We’ve Got to Change the People in Westminster

European Union elections victor Nigel Farage has hailed the arrival of social media as the agent of change which has facilitated the rise of the Brexit Party, which went from foundation to becoming the joint-largest political party in Europe in just 45 days.

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UK: Here We Go: Labour Party Crank Alastair Campbell Accuses Nigel Farage of Taking Russian Rubles After Stunning Brexit Win in EU Elections

On Sunday the six-week-old Brexit Party stunned England with their HUGE victory in the EU Elections.

But rather than report honestly on the historic Brexit win the BBC dominated their coverage by downplaying the win and promoting the Remainer Lib Dems and Greens.

And former Labour Party crank Alastair Campbell accused Nigel Farage of taking Russian money in his stunning win.

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UK: Remain Delusion Sets in, Soubry Declares Victory for CUK Party

Anti-Brexit politicians and commentators have begun interpreting the EU election results in creative ways in order to claim success.

Arch-Remainer Anna Soubry, the MP for Leave-voting Broxtowe who defected from the Tories to help found the Change UK (CUK) party of anti-Brexit “centrists” went so far as to declare victory, despite its signal failure to win even a single seat.

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Unknown Party Beat Everybody in One French Commune

The Animalist Party enjoyed unexpected success in the European elections, picking up 450,000 votes nationally

While European election attention has, understandably, on the top end of the results in France, a surprise is to be found down near the foot of the polling lists with unexpected success for The Animalist Party.

The almost unheard-of party, which campaigned on an animal rights ticket, has picked up about 2.4% of the vote in France — around 450,000 votes — shy of the 5% needed to pick up one of the country’s MEP seats that were up for grabs, but not far below more well-known candidates, including former Parti Socialiste presidential candidate Benoît Hamon (3.2%).

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Erdogan’s Istanbul Nightmare

During most of his nearly 17-year-long term as Turkey’s leader, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s self-aggrandizing, assertive foreign policy and his Islamist and nationalist one-man-rule have earned him popularity and votes in a country where average schooling is a mere 6.5 years. Erdogan believed — and made the average Turk believe — that Turkey is a major world power. He claimed that his rule made miracles in the economy. Therefore, since his Justice and Development Party (AKP) came to power in 2002, he has not lost a single election. Everything was coming up roses all the time. Not anymore.

“Who wins Istanbul wins Turkey,” has been Erdogan’s dictum since 1994, when he won mayoral elections in Turkey’s biggest city (home to nearly 15% of Turkey’s 57 million voters and accounting for 31% of its GDP). Twenty-five years later, his candidate for mayor of Istanbul, former prime minister Binali Yildirim, lost in the local election — the first defeat in Istanbul for Islamists since 1994. Game not yet over, Erdogan ruled.

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Iraq Sentences Three French Islamic State Terrorists to Death

Three French citizens have been sentenced to death after they were found guilty Sunday of joining the Islamic State terrorist group, an Iraqi court official said.

Captured in Syria by a U.S.-backed force fighting the jihadists, they are the first French terrorists to receive death sentences in Iraq, where they were transferred for trial.

Named by AFP as Kevin Gonot, Leonard Lopez and Salim Machou, they have 30 days to appeal.

As Breitbart News previously reported, the three sentenced to death are part of a group of 12 French terror suspects whose cases faced the Iraq justice system.

All will be tried according to Iraq’s counterterrorism law — which can dole out the death penalty to anyone who joined a terror group, even if they were not in direct combat.

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Four New Species of Fish Discovered in Philippine Waters

Four new species of fish were discovered in different parts of the country this 2019, according to two studies published in an online peer-reviewed journal.

Science news website Flip Science Philippines first reported about the discovery last April.

The pair of studies where researchers revealed this information can be found in ZooKeys, a peer-reviewed open-access journal of biodiversity research.

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Japan Mass Stabbing: 13 Young Children Among 19 Injured in Attack in Kawasaki

Rampage began as primary school students waited to take bus to school in city south of Tokyo, witnesses say

Nineteen people, including 13 primary schoolgirls, have been injured after a man armed with at least one knife went on a stabbing rampage near Tokyo on Tuesday morning, Japanese media reported.

One girl and one man showed no vital signs after the attack, which occurred at a bus stop near a railway station in the city of Kawasaki, south of the capital, public broadcaster NHK said, adding that three more had suffered serious injuries.

Japanese media often describe victims as being in a state of cardiopulmonary arrest until their deaths have been confirmed by a medical professional.

The 13 children, believed to be aged six or seven, are believed to be pupils at Caritas primary school and were waiting for a bus to school when the the suspect, who has not been named, launched his attack.

The suspected attacker, reportedly a man in his 40s or 50s, was unconscious after stabbing himself in the shoulder, Kyodo news agency quoted local police as saying. Police said they had yet to establish a motive.

Media reports said the attack began at about 7.45am near a park outside Noborito station. Police found two knives in the park.

Staff at Caritas, a private Catholic school, have yet to confirm whether its pupils are among the victims.

NHK quoted witnesses as saying the suspect began stabbing his victims as they waited to board a bus.

TV networks showed live footage of multiple police cars, ambulances and fire engines at the scene. Emergency medical tents were put up to treat the injured.

“I heard the sound of lots of ambulances and I saw a man lying near a bus stop bleeding,” a witness told NHK.

“There is another bus stop near the primary school and I also saw schoolchildren lying on the ground … It’s a quiet neighbourhood, it’s scary to see this kind of thing happen,” he added.

Japan has one of the lowest rates of violent crime in the developed world. Mass attacks are rare, but it has experienced sporadic, and deadly, attacks involving knives.

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China’s Communists Fund Jacinda Ardern’s Labour Party: What the United States Congress Was Told

An influential United States Congress hearing has been told “one of the major fundraisers for Jacinda Ardern’s party” is linked to the Chinese Communist Party and it showed China had penetrated New Zealand’s political networks.

As a result, US lawmakers needed to consider whether New Zealand should be kicked out of the Five Eyes intelligence alliance because of problems at its “political core”.

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Exclusive Video: “We Build the Wall” Completes First Half Mile of US Border Wall in 4 Days From Private Donations

It’s happening!

For months the liberal media mocked “We Build the Wall” founder and organizer Brian Kolfage and his plan to use private donations to help build the much-needed security wall between the US and Mexico. Brian raised over $20 million in private donations from over 260,000 individuals to build a border wall on the US southern border.

In January Brian announced the “We Build the Wall” leadership board that includes: Erik Prince, Kris Kobach, Angel Mom Mary Ann Mendoza, Sheriff David Clarke, former Rep. Tom Tancredo and others.

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Fear of Migrants Risks Making US Racist — Pope

Vatican releases message for World Day of Migrants, Refugees

(ANSA) — Vatican City, May 27 — Pope Francis has warned that people’s fears risk making them racist in his message for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees.

“It is not just about migrants: it is also about our fears,” read the message, which the Vatican released on Monday ahead of the day on September 29.

“The problem is not that we have doubts and fears. The problem is when they condition our way of thinking and acting to the point of making us intolerant, closed and perhaps even — without realizing it — racist. “In this way, fear deprives us of the desire and the ability to encounter the other, the person different from myself; it deprives me of an opportunity to encounter the Lord”. The pope said that “our humanity” is on the line in our approach to migrants. “Compassion motivated that Samaritan — for the Jews, a foreigner — not to pass by,” the message read. “Compassion is a feeling that cannot be explained on a purely rational level. “Compassion strikes the most sensitive chords of our humanity, releasing a vibrant urge to “be a neighbour” to all those whom we see in difficulty”.

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Judge Who Let a Criminal Illegal Alien Escape Turns Down Plea Deal

The suspended Massachusetts judge who was caught red-handed letting a criminal illegal alien escape has just turned down a very generous plea deal.

According to Hot Air, Judge Shelley Richmond Joseph allegedly conspired with as many as five people to orchestrate the escape of a criminal illegal alien from her courtroom. She was arrested and could be facing decades of jail time, not to mention the end of her judicial career

As it turns out, the US Attorney handling the case offered Joseph a very generous plea deal in which she could avoid criminal prosecution. Who wouldn’t take that, right? She would only be required to admit “her behavior was improper” and stay out of trouble for a year. She turned it down. Could it be that Judge Joseph wants to be a martyr? She faces up to 20 years in prison but will not likely get the entire 20 years.

[Comment: Her ego is so huge she thinks she can win a jury trial.]

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Nineteen ‘Spies Who Helped Drug Smugglers and Human Traffickers Enter the U.S. Across the Mexican Border’ Are Arrested at a Makeshift Mountain Camp

A joint national sting between Mexican and U.S. federal agents captured a group of spies who were helping drug smugglers and human traffickers cross the border.

The four-day operation concluded last week and led to the arrest of 19 ‘punteros’ or ‘halcones’, a Spanish term for spies, who made a hideout in a mountainous region in northwestern Mexican state of Sonora.

According to a statement from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection [CBP], six of the suspects were Honduran nationals with ties to criminal organizations.

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Pope Francis: Migrants and Refugees Are ‘Emblems of Exclusion’

Pope Francis said Monday that migrants represent all those who are excluded, oppressed, and marginalized in today’s society.

[Comment: Comrade Francis, still spouting the globalist mantra.]

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Pope Francis Sounds Racism Alarm After Nationalists Win Big in EU Elections

Pope Francis released his statements on migration the morning after nationalists won the EU elections.

Red Francis warned that the fears of unlimited migration may lead to racism.

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Salvini Says No to ‘Eurabia’ In Italy After Report on Swedish Migrant Areas

Italian populist Interior Minister Matteo Salvini took to Twitter this weekend to comment on an Italian television programme on Swedish migrant areas, saying he did not want Italy to become like Sweden.

Mr Salvini reacted to the programme Tg2, broadcast on national broadcaster RAI, that examined highly migrant-populated areas in Sweden and claimed that entire neighbourhoods were essentially ruled by Sharia.

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UK: ‘Unaccompanied Minor’ Age Assessments Based on Appearance Ruled Unlawful

Asylum seeker age assessments based on physical appearance and outward behaviour are unlawful, UK judges have said.

Government guidelines allowing authorities to treat such migrants as adults if their physical appearance and/or demeanour “very strongly suggests that they are significantly over 18 years of age” are not legitimate and risk “children being unlawfully detained”, according to a new ruling.

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Pro-Choicers Support Abortion for 3-Year-Old Toddlers

In other words, outright murder.

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8 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 5/27/2019

  1. The Pope has lost the relevance that his predecessors so carefully built.
    John Paul was pro-nationhood and anti-socialism.
    Francis is more Puppet for the NWO, than shepherd for his flock?
    Didn’t he read the job description?

    • Never forget the seeds of his illegitimacy, coming into the Papacy on the heels of Benedict’s ouster. Benedict was saying the right things about Islam and nation-states. He’s the first pope to be forced to resign since the 11th century. All because he disturbed the globalists and pedophiles in power.

  2. Re UK: Brexit shock…

    Nigel Farage has just been elected to the European Parliament, not the UK one. Boris Johnson, as PM, could only appoint him to his cabinet by creating him a peer, or persuading a Conservative MP in a “safe” seat to resign so Farage could stand there, which could well backfire- and rightly.

  3. Someone stabs a bunch of schoolgirls and fails to utter the phrase “allahu akbar”? What is the world coming to? No virgins for him!

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