Gates of Vienna News Feed 7/21/2019

German police have prevented an Islamic terrorist attack. Last week police in Cologne and Düren arrested six Salafist extremists who were allegedly planning an imminent attack.

In other news, Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign announced that it will reduce staffers’ hours so that it can pay them $15/hour, which is the minimum wage touted by Mr. Sanders.

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Financial Crisis
» A Bank With $49 Trillion in Derivatives Exposure is Melting Down Before Our Eyes
 
USA
» “I’ve Had Many Strange Experiences in My Life” — Inside Epstein’s ‘Honey Trap’ On E 71st Street
» 2016 Video Surfaces of Unhinged Democrat Rashida Tlaib Being Thrown Out of a Trump Event
» ADL Chief Attacks President Trump… Again
» Bernie Sanders Campaign Announces it Will Cut Hours to Pay Staffers $15 Minimum Wage, Prompting Mockery
» Daily Beast Declares Mariano Rivera ‘Far-Right’ Because He is a Christian Who Supports Israel
» Has E.T. Gone Home?
» How Long is Jeffrey Epstein for This World?
» Jeffrey Epstein’s Little Black Book — 93 Pages of Contacts, Including Top Politicians and Hollywood Elites
» Jewish Fawning Over Omar Has Made Her More Aggressive
» Joe Biggs Has ‘Had Enough of These Masked Commie Bastards Attacking Civilians, ‘ Will Host Anti-Antifa Protest in Portland
» Latest Epstein Developments: Deep State in Danger
» Marvel Fans React to Natalie Portman Announced as Female Thor
» Merkley: Climate Change is ‘The Largest, Scariest Challenge’ We’ve Ever Faced
» Phone Signals Pose Crash Threat to Some Boeing 737, 777 Aircraft
» Pope Francis Praises 1969 Apollo 11 Moon Landing
» Rep. Ilhan Omar Tweeted Two Weeks After Benghazi Attack That Killed Four Americans — “Allahu Akbar : ) #LifeisGood”!!!
» Smollett 2.0? Dem Congresswoman Backtracks on Racist “Go Back” Insult Claims
» Stephen Miller: ‘Racist’ Used by Left to Silence, Punish, Suppress People They Disagree With
» Teacher’s Union Accused of ‘Trafficking Anti-Semitic Hatred’
» Three Videos That Prove Radical Squad Leader Rashida Tlaib is a Violent Lunatic With Unchecked Anger Issues
» Twitter Reactivates “Angel Mom” Account After Trump Intervenes
» Watch: Chris Pratt Did Nothing Wrong
» ZOA Applauds Trump Condemning Anti-American, Antisemitic, Israel-Phobic Members of Congress
 
Canada
» Yikes: Canadian Police Livestream Double Homicide Announcement With Cat Ear Filter
 
Europe and the EU
» Austria Probes Ex-Leader’s Staff Over Shredding Evidence
» French Sci-Fi Team Called on to Predict Future Threats
» Germany: Cologne Police Thwart ‘Imminent’ Islamic Terror Attack
» Hand Grenades, Rifle, Crossbow & Machete Found in New Neo-Nazi Cell Bust in Italy
» Italian Police: Nigerian Mafia Being Radicalised by Islamist Influences
» Merkel Pledges to Fight Antisemitism as Germany Marks 75 Years Since Hitler Assassination Attempt
» National Rally’s Jordan Bardella Takes Seat in European Parliament
» Salvini Al Quirinale? Hurry if You Don’t Want to be Harnessed
» Swedish PM Pushes Back Against Trump, Says A$AP Rocky “Won’t Get Any Special Treatment”
» Trump Slams London Mayor After Hackers Post Offensive Messages on Met Police Website
» UK: ‘Remainer Phil’ Leaves: Chancellor to Resign Before Theresa May if Boris Wins Tory Leadership
» UK: Tommy Robinson’s Spokesperson: Reports That He Was Assaulted in Prison Are Fake News
 
North Africa
» French Missiles in the Hands of Haftar
 
Israel and the Palestinians
» Trump Congratulates Netanyahu for Becoming Israel’s Longest-Serving PM
 
Middle East
» The 2nd Cyprus Partition: American Promises vs Turkish Arms vs Russian Money & Missiles
 
Russia
» Exit Polls: Zelensky Party Wins Record Score in Ukraine Parliamentary Vote
» Underground Structure in Russia Prompts ‘More Questions Than Answers’
 
Far East
» “Astonishing Scenes” In Hong Kong Where Triad Members Attack Pro-Democracy Protesters as Violent Clashes Return
» Suspect in Deadly Japan Arson Said Studio Plagiarized His Work
 
Sub-Saharan Africa
» “We Are Never Heard”: Persecution of Christians, May 2019
» Burkina Faso: 4 Christians Executed for Wearing Crosses
» Terrorists Massacre 37 in Northwest Nigeria
 
Immigration
» Embarrassing: “Woke” Bank of America President Moynihan Explains Decision to Refuse Business With Illegal Alien Holding Centers (Video)
» Illegal Aliens Storm Across Texas Border in ‘Waves’ — Assault Border Patrol Agents
» Italy: Pro-Salvini Priest: Walls and Borders Made Civilization
» Justin Bieber Demands to Trump: ‘Let Those Kids Out of Cages’
» NGO Doctors Without Border Calls on Germany to Take in Thousands of Migrants From Libya
» Video: NJ Councilman Slams Open Borders Radicals and Dem NJ Governor in Blistering Statement
 
Culture Wars
» Google Blacklists Free Speech Platform Gab’s Latest App
» Immorality Embraced by So-Called Christian Love
» United Nations Launches ‘War on Free Speech’
» Worse Than What Dr. Robert Epstein Revealed: Now Facebook Knows When You Watch Porn
 

A Bank With $49 Trillion in Derivatives Exposure is Melting Down Before Our Eyes

Deutsche Bank is the most important bank in all of Europe, it has 49 trillion dollars in exposure to derivatives, and most of the largest “too big to fail banks” in the United States have very deep financial connections to the bank. In other words, the global financial system simply cannot afford for Deutsche Bank to fail, and right now it is literally melting down right in front of our eyes. For years I have been warning that this day would come, and even though it has been hit by scandal after scandal, somehow Deutsche Bank was able to survive until now. But after what we have witnessed in recent days, many now believe that the end is near for Deutsche Bank. On July 7th, they really shook up investors all over the globe when they laid off 18,000 employees and announced that they would be completely exiting their global equities trading business…

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

“I’ve Had Many Strange Experiences in My Life” — Inside Epstein’s ‘Honey Trap’ On E 71st Street

Authored by Eric Margolis via EricMargolis.com

I’ve had many strange experiences in my decades of covering intelligence affairs. These run from being invited to KGB HQ in Moscow, Chinese intelligence in Beijing, US intelligence in Virginia, Libyan intelligence in Tripoli, South African intelligence, and even Albanian intelligence in Tirana.

But none was odder than the day I was invited to lunch in New York City with the by now notorious figure Jeffrey Epstein. The golden boy of Manhattan and Palm Beach society now sits in a grim jail cell accused of having sex with underage girls. He’s been doing this in plain view since the early 1990’s but, until recently, he seemed bullet-proof.

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

2016 Video Surfaces of Unhinged Democrat Rashida Tlaib Being Thrown Out of a Trump Event

A new video has come out showing unhinged Democrat Rep. Rashida Tlaib being “escorted” out of a Trump event in Michigan.

Anyone who has been paying attention to this Democrat knows this behavior is just a manifestation of her beliefs. Tlaib refused to back down after calling President Trump a “motherf****r.” Her excuse for the foul language was pathetic:

“I’m being real. This is who I am. I’m rooted in where I come from. And it’s very common for me and for many of my residents to say things like that.”

She also said she was afraid of Americans after 9/11:

“I immediately called my brothers and told them to be very careful who you hang out with, telling my sisters, you know, just be real careful out there, and being really afraid of my fellow Americans.”

She’s also connected to radical anti-Israel activists, so it’s no surprise that she behaved just like she spoke when she was tossed from a Trump event:

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

ADL Chief Attacks President Trump… Again

Comes now Anti-Defamation League CEO Jonathan Greenblatt with his latest diatribe against the President of the United States.

Greenblatt is very upset with Donald Trump. So upset, in fact, that he accused the President of — stop me if you’ve heard this before — xenophobia, white nationalism, and, of course, racism.

Not only that, but now, according to Greenblatt, the President is “cynically using the Jewish people and the State of Israel to double down on his remarks.”

Where to begin?

Mr. Greenblatt is obviously referring to President Trump’s recent public confrontation with congresswomen Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, Alexandra Occasio-Cortez, and Ayanna Pressley, in which the President basically told them that since they hate America so much they ought to leave the country.

Or, as was heard in a prior generation, “America, love it or leave it.”

So distraught was Jonathan Greenblatt with President Trump’s condemnation of the congresswomen’s perpetual animosity towards this country, that he penned a press release to lament the President in what can only be described as a hysterical rant…

An ardent liberal and Democrat, which means pretty much the same, he solidified his leftist credentials by working in the White House for Barack Hussein Obama, aka the most anti-Israel President in history.

During his tenure at Obama’s beck and call there was nary a peep out of him as the President sought every which way to denigrate Israel and elevate Iran. In the final days of his administration, when Obama even turned against Israel in the UN, Greenblatt was conspicuously silent.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Bernie Sanders Campaign Announces it Will Cut Hours to Pay Staffers $15 Minimum Wage, Prompting Mockery

Democrat presidential candidate Bernie Sanders announced this weekend he will cut staffers’ hours so that they can effectively be paid a $15-an-hour minimum wage, prompting mockery from critics who say the move is more evidence that Sanders’ plan to raise the national minimum wage is hypocritical and would only lead to less work and more unemployment.

The Washington Post first reported last Thursday that Sanders’ field staffers were upset that Sanders championed a $15 minimum wage on the campaign trail, and made headlines for railing against major corporations who pay “starvation wages” — even as his own employees made “poverty wages.”

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

Daily Beast Declares Mariano Rivera ‘Far-Right’ Because He is a Christian Who Supports Israel

The Daily Beast published an article Sunday accusing Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Mariano Rivera of “secret far-right politics,” solely on the basis of the fact that he is a Christian who supports the State of Israel.

The story, by Robert Silverman, is titled, “Inside Baseball Hall of Famer Mariano Rivera’s Secret Far-Right Politics.”

But there is no evidence of “secret far-right politics” in the article.

Instead, there is just an extensive recounting of Rivera’s support for Israel.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Has E.T. Gone Home?

UFO sightings have been making headlines again lately, notably with The New York Times running an interesting article about several U.S. Navy fighter pilots encountering mysterious objects near the southeastern coast of the United States.

That high-profile story remains unexplained and so do plenty of other UFO sightings reported by members of the public every year like strange lights crossing the night sky or orange disks hovering in the distance.

However, as Statista’s Niall McCarthy notes, according to The National UFO Reporting Center — which is based in the U.S. and maintains statistics — global UFO sightings have declined steadily since 2014.

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

How Long is Jeffrey Epstein for This World?

First of all, I dearly wish I never had to read or write about Jeffrey Epstein again. But I can’t. And going over the reports about him, and watching the videos below (I’m sure there’s a thousand more), I started thinking I don’t see how he can have much longer to live. (Note as always that if you receive this through email, the videos may not show properly. If someone can explain why, and what to do about that, I’m game. Meanwhile, please go to the TAE site.)

There are three main threats to Jeffrey Epstein’s life (or four, if you include his victims)…

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Jeffrey Epstein’s Little Black Book — 93 Pages of Contacts, Including Top Politicians and Hollywood Elites

Epstein was arrested two weeks ago and indicted on one count of conspiring to commit sex trafficking.

The case against the multi-millionaire could possibly expand to involve several top politicians and Hollywood elites.

Epstein’s former house manager tried to sell his black book of contacts years ago. Gawker got a copy of the book and published the 93 pages of contacts in 2015.

The book contains entries for Alec Baldwin, Ralph Fiennes, Griffin Dunne, New York Post gossip Richard Johnson, Ted Kennedy, David Koch, filmmaker Andrew Jarecki, and all manner of other people you might expect a billionaire to know.

The list also included:…

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Jewish Fawning Over Omar Has Made Her More Aggressive

Most of the Jewish community has feverishly and piously supported last week’s Democrat-sponsored Resolution condemning President Trump’s remarks against Ilhan Omar. Omar, of course, is a notorious, unrepentant anti-Semite and daily demonizer of Israel. But she has become, for many Jews, a heroine, a civil rights star, a noble cause. Enjoying such support, Omar rewarded the Jewish community by immediately announcing, after the Resolution’s passage, a piece of legislation demanding that Congress vote in favor of BDS against Israel and her Jewish inhabitants.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Joe Biggs Has ‘Had Enough of These Masked Commie Bastards Attacking Civilians, ‘ Will Host Anti-Antifa Protest in Portland

Conservative Army veteran Joe Biggs says he has “had enough of these masked Commie bastards attacking civilians” and will be hosting an anti-Antifa protest in Portland, where a journalist was recently attacked by the far-left radicals.

Biggs will be hosting the event with the Proud Boys and says that Three Percenters, Oathkeepers, Patriot Prayer, American Guard and other veterans and current military members will also be present to help keep the peace.

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

Latest Epstein Developments: Deep State in Danger

Nick Begitch details the unfolding case of Jeffrey Epstein and what it means for some of the world’s top power brokers.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Marvel Fans React to Natalie Portman Announced as Female Thor

Natalie Portman is set to make her comeback to the world of Thor, as she was announced as the very first female god of thunder in the Marvel universe overnight.

The actress, who played Jane Foster in the franchise, will make her big return in the Thor 4, otherwise known as Love And Thunder, after she was brought onstage by director Taika Waititi at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday.

It’ll mark her return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, after her last performance in Thor’s second instalment, 2013’s Dark World.

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

Merkley: Climate Change is ‘The Largest, Scariest Challenge’ We’ve Ever Faced

During Friday’s Democratic Weekly Address, Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) stated that “We need all hands on deck” to combat climate change, “the largest, scariest challenge humankind has ever faced.”

[Comment: Translation: “Ooga boogo…ooga booga…the sky is falling, the sky is falling’. Another globalists puppet looking to push the agenda of deindustrialization of the west.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Phone Signals Pose Crash Threat to Some Boeing 737, 777 Aircraft

‘Result in loss of airplane control at an altitude insufficient for recovery’

U.S. government officials in 2014 revealed an alarming safety issue: Passenger cellphones and other types of radio signals could pose a crash threat to some models of Boeing 737 and 777 airplanes.

More than 1,300 jets registered in the U.S. were equipped with cockpit screens vulnerable to interference from Wi-Fi, mobile phones and even outside frequencies such as weather radar, according to the Federal Aviation Administration, which gave airlines until November 2019 to replace the units made by Honeywell International Inc.

Today, potentially hundreds of planes worldwide are still flying with the unsafe systems cited in the FAA report. Flight-critical data including airspeed, altitude and navigation could disappear and “result in loss of airplane control at an altitude insufficient for recovery,” the FAA said in the safety bulletin, known as an airworthiness directive.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Pope Francis Praises 1969 Apollo 11 Moon Landing

ROME — Pope Francis gave a shout-out to the U.S. aerospace program on the 50th anniversary of the Apollo XI moon landing, calling the accomplishment a “great step for mankind.”

“Dear brothers and sisters, fifty years ago yesterday man set foot on the moon, fulfilling an extraordinary dream,” the pope said following his weekly Angelus message Sunday.

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

Rep. Ilhan Omar Tweeted Two Weeks After Benghazi Attack That Killed Four Americans — “Allahu Akbar : ) #LifeisGood”!!!

On September 11, 2012, the US Consulate in Benghazi was attacked. President Barack Obama knew about the Benghazi Consulate terror attacks 90 minutes after they began.

The attack in Benghazi took place in two waves at the consulate and lasted several hours.

Libyan “looters” (terrorists) found the body of Ambassador Chris Stevens hours after the attack began and they carried his dead body through the streets.

US military contractors begged for help while battling Islamist extremists for 13 hours while Obama slept.

Former Rep. Jason Chaffetz was the first US lawmaker to arrive in Benghazi after the attacks.

Chaffetz told Sean Hannity that the Benghazi heroes were fired after they arrived in Germany after the attacks. Obama-Hillary fired them and they had to find their own way back to America.

And then the Obama Admin took away their security clearances so they could no longer get work inside the government.

Jason Chaffetz: You know what happened when they actually got home? Those people saved dozens of American lives. When they got home you know what the State Department, Hillary’s State Department did? They took away their security clearance so they couldn’t get a job. It’s unbelievable. That’s how they treated these guys. When they were there in Germany. When they were there in Germany. They didn’t send them home. They didn’t offer them plane tickets. They just told them they were released. They had to pay for their own plane tickets to get home.

[Comment: 13 hours — the movie about Benghazi heros was good.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Smollett 2.0? Dem Congresswoman Backtracks on Racist “Go Back” Insult Claims

Lies, Dem’d Lies, and Sadistics…

Who could have seen this coming?

After a whirlwind of press furore — extending the drive against President Trump’s recent remarks aimed at the ‘squad’ — following Georgia Rep. Erica Thomas’ claims she was a victim of a racist attack when a man confronted her in a grocery line telling her to “go back to her own country,” it appears she is rapidly backtracking on her original story.

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

Stephen Miller: ‘Racist’ Used by Left to Silence, Punish, Suppress People They Disagree With

On this weekend’s broadcast of “Fox News Sunday,” White House adviser Stephen Miller defended President Donald Trump’s tweets directed at the so-called “Squad,” Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI).

Miller said, “I think the term racist, has become a label that is too often deployed by left Democrats in this country simply to try to silence and punish and suppress people they disagree with, speech that they don’t want to hear. The reality is that this president has been a president for all Americans, whether you look at historically low black unemployment rates, historically low Spanish unemployment rates. Or what he’s doing on immigration truths protect safety, security, rising wages for all American citizens.”

He continued, “I fundamentally disagree with the view that if you criticize someone and they happen to be a different color skin that that makes it a racial criticism.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Teacher’s Union Accused of ‘Trafficking Anti-Semitic Hatred’

Complaint filed with chief over proposal to condemn Israel

The nation’s largest teachers union is being accused of “trafficking in anti-Semitic hatred” over a faction of its members pushing an anti-Israel agenda.

That segment of the National Education Association membership is trying to establish “an anti-Semitic BDS/Israel Apartheid agenda into the bylaws” of the group, according to Laurie Cardoza-Moore, president of Proclaiming Justice to the Nations.

“While Americans are busy planning summer get-aways during their children’s school break, the union representing America’s teachers has regrettably been engaged with a growing faction within their ranks attempting to use the NEA as a means of trafficking anti-Semitic hatred to our children’s educators, and ultimately to their students,” she said in a statement.

[Comment: Most all communist organizations hate Israel.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Three Videos That Prove Radical Squad Leader Rashida Tlaib is a Violent Lunatic With Unchecked Anger Issues

President Trump was right to isolate and target the radical America-hating lunatics and Socialist “squad” leaders in Congress.

Squad member Rashida Tlaib appears to have severe anger issues and a dangerous impulse control disorder. Here are three videos that prove that Tlaib is not your average angry liberal and should be ordered to seek professional help. Rashida screaming after her swearing into office: “Impeach the motherf*cker!”

Unhinged Rashida removed from a Trump rally and hurling insults at Trump supporters. At a Detroit rally during the 2016 election:

Whenever Rashida Tlaib calls Republicans crazy, remember to watch this video .

And finally this frightening video of Rashida Tlaib in July in Texas. This woman needs help.

This Unhinged Nutcase is a freshman Democrat serving in the US Congress. Let that sink in!

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Twitter Reactivates “Angel Mom” Account After Trump Intervenes

Twitter briefly suspended the twitter account of “Angel Mom” Mary Ann Mendoza over a tweet she sent attacking presidential candidate Kamala Harris, then reinstated it after President Trump tweeted that he would “help” with the situation.

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

Watch: Chris Pratt Did Nothing Wrong

Left trying to equate symbols of freedom with white supremacy

All actor Chris Pratt did was wear a t-shirt displaying the Gadsden flag, America’s oldest symbol of freedom.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

ZOA Applauds Trump Condemning Anti-American, Antisemitic, Israel-Phobic Members of Congress

We are living in an upside down world, in which vicious haters go scot-free and our courageous president, who calls out the haters, is falsely condemned as a “racist.”

Let’s look at the facts.

Rep. Ilhan Omar demanded that an American judge should show “compassion” for convicted Somali ISIS terrorists and give them lighter sentences. es, convicted ISIS terrorists! ISIS — the group that slaughtered innocent Americans in San Bernardino, California, Orlando, Florida and elsewhere.

Ilhan Omar also laughed, laughed (!) about Al Qaeda, Hezbollah and al Shabaab terrorists; complained that Americans say the names “Al Qaeda,” “Al Shabaab” and “Hezbollah” as if those names were a bad thing (apparently, in Omar’s book, it’s not a bad thing that these designated terror groups murdered thousands of Americans); blamed U.S. “involvement in other people’s affairs” for terrorism; refused to answer whether she supports Al Qaeda; and dismissively called the Islamic terrorists who murdered 3,000 Americans on 9/11 “some people who did something.”

Omar repeatedly expresses her vicious hatred of Jews and Israel. She promotes the anti-Israel, antisemitic, discriminatory boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement, after lying about her BDS position while running for Congress. She has made false antisemitic claims that Jewish money buys Congress; condemned supporters of Israel; defamed Israel as guilty of “evil doings” after Hamas lobbed massive numbers of rockets into Israel; hurled antisemitic accusations that Israel “hypnotized” the world; falsely maligned the democratic state of Israel as an “apartheid Israeli regime”; and abused her position on the House Foreign Affairs Committee to rudely lambaste the Jewish U.S. envoy on Venezuela, Elliott Abrams, without giving him an opportunity to respond.

Omar is again demonstrating her bigoted, unbridled hatred of the Jewish people by introducing a congressional resolution to promote anti-Jewish, anti-Israel boycotts.

Not surprisingly, while falsely claiming that support for Israel is based on “the Benjamins,” the hypocritical Omar is financially backed by the worst anti-American and anti-Israel propagandists and PACs.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Yikes: Canadian Police Livestream Double Homicide Announcement With Cat Ear Filter

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police in British Columbia accidentally broadcast cat ears and whiskers onto one of their officers as she announced updates about a double homicide.

The press conference regarding the killing of an American woman and her Australian boyfriend was being streamed to Facebook Live when police claim that the filter turned on automatically.

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

Austria Probes Ex-Leader’s Staff Over Shredding Evidence

Vienna (AFP) — Austrian prosecutors are probing a staffer of former chancellor Sebastian Kurz on suspicion of shredding evidence, possibly linked to the scandal that brought down the government in May, media reports and an official said over the weekend.

The probe could hurt Kurz and his conservative People’s Party (OeVP), which is so far tipped to come out strongest again in September elections despite the scandal that has since become known as “Ibiza-gate”.

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

French Sci-Fi Team Called on to Predict Future Threats

The French army is to create a “red team” of sci-fi writers to imagine possible future threats.

A new report by the Defence Innovation Agency (DIA) said the visionaries will “propose scenarios of disruption” that military strategists may not think of.

The team’s highly confidential work will be important in the fight against “malicious elements”, the report states.

It comes amid efforts by the French to innovate its approaches to defence.

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

Germany: Cologne Police Thwart ‘Imminent’ Islamic Terror Attack

Police in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia say they thwarted a terror attack this week, arresting six radical Islamic extremists in their homes.

The raids occurred on Thursday and saw officers from the city of Cologne and the city of Düren arrest the six men, one of who — a 30-year-old Lebanese-German — is said to have been a part of Berlin’s radical extremist Salafist scene, Deutsche Welle reports.

“We had up-to-date covert knowledge that an attack could be imminent,” said Klaus-Stephan Becker, who heads the Criminal Division in Cologne.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Hand Grenades, Rifle, Crossbow & Machete Found in New Neo-Nazi Cell Bust in Italy

Italian police seized a new cache of weapons and Nazi materials during a raid on an underground far-right group linked with the conflict in Ukraine. The bust is tied to an earlier raid in which an air-to-air missile was found, RT.com reports.

Last week, the General Investigations and Special Operations Division (DIGOS) found a cache of 20 firearms, an air-to-air missile, and Nazi memorabilia. Police arrested three suspects, including Fabio Del Bergiolo, a former customs officer and one-time failed Senate candidate from the neo-fascist Forza Nuova party.

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

Italian Police: Nigerian Mafia Being Radicalised by Islamist Influences

According to a new report, members of the Nigerian mafia are at risk of radicalisation as the influence of groups like Boko Haram spreads among members.

The report, released by the Italian Anti-mafia Investigation Directorate (DIA), claims that members of the Nigerian mafia have constant contact with individuals in their home country.

The DIA added that there is a real risk of Islamic radicalisation and advocated for strict monitoring of mafia members in Italian prisons, Il Giornale reports.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Merkel Pledges to Fight Antisemitism as Germany Marks 75 Years Since Hitler Assassination Attempt

German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged all Europeans on Saturday to join together and renew the fight against racism and antisemitism as she honored the anti-Nazi resistance in her own country.

[Comment: Liar. This traitor will attempt to paint patriots as nazis, racists, xenophobes and anti-semites. The mass migration of muslims (the elephant) — the real source of increasing anti-semitism — will be glossed over as being “good for Germany”.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

National Rally’s Jordan Bardella Takes Seat in European Parliament

Hailing from Paris’s suburbs, 23-year-old Jordan Bardella who helped to lead the successful European election campaign for Marine Le Pen’s populist National Rally party has earned a seat for himself in the European Parliament.

Bardella represents the fresh face of France’s preeminent national populist party.

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

Salvini Al Quirinale? Hurry if You Don’t Want to be Harnessed

(by Massimiliano D’Elia) The League tries to understand from the Quirinal the lines that the president of the Republic Sergio Mattarella wants to follow in case he breaks.

So Matteo Salvini just landed from Finland last night and after a meeting with his militants in Barzago: “If this Government no longer makes sense to go ahead because the no prevails over the yeses, then the way is that of voting, that there are no majorities, specifies the leader of the League, gathered on the pavement because someone does not want to give up the chair”.

Yesterday was “very hot”, from Helsinki, where the EU interior ministers met, announced that it will not participate in today’s Council of Ministers at the 12 nor at another umpteenth summit on autonomy…

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

Swedish PM Pushes Back Against Trump, Says A$AP Rocky “Won’t Get Any Special Treatment”

In a statement published on Sunday, the Prime Minister of Sweden Stefan Lofven said that he had told President Trump in a phone call that A$AP Rocky, an American rapper who is being detained in a Swedish jail on assault charges and has been denied bail because he’s a “flight risk,” would not be allowed any special treatment.

Citing Sweden’s official statement, the New York Times reports that the phone call lasted about 20 minutes, and that the Swedish characterized it as “friendly and respectful.”

The prime minister “underlined that in Sweden everyone is equal before the law and that the government cannot and will not attempt to influence the legal proceedings,” the statement said.

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

Trump Slams London Mayor After Hackers Post Offensive Messages on Met Police Website

In an epic example of hackers using their abilities to cause mischief, somebody hacked into the Twitter, email and website of the Metropolitan Police Department, and started posting a series of bizarre messages, some with anti-police themes or homophobic slurs, according to a series of reports in the UK press.

Some of the tweets sent from the Metropolitan Police’s official twitter account, which has more than 1 million followers, also called for the release of West London rap artist Digga D, who is reportedly in prison.

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

UK: ‘Remainer Phil’ Leaves: Chancellor to Resign Before Theresa May if Boris Wins Tory Leadership

Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip ‘Remainer Phil’ Hammond will tender his resignation to Theresa May before she herself resigns the prime ministership if Boris Johnson becomes Tory leader.

The Remain-voting finance chief has long been viewed as a bulwark of the anti-Brexit resistance operating at the highest levels of the British government, pushing for a so-called soft Brexit in which Britain would retain most of its current obligations to the European Union and its policies.

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

UK: Tommy Robinson’s Spokesperson: Reports That He Was Assaulted in Prison Are Fake News

“It’s clear they’re glorifying a violent assault on Tommy Robinson designed only to desensitise the public in case he is murdered in there,”

A report from the Daily Star claiming that Tommy Robinson was assaulted in prison shortly after his arrival is fake news, according to the spokesperson for the imprisoned independent journalist and activist. The report claims that Robinson was punched by a 70-year-old inmate in the showers when he first arrived at Belmarsh prison.

“Sources have said that Robinson strutted into prison acting ‘ like a celebrity’ but was soon being abused by black, white and Asian inmates,” the report claimed.

The Star continued on to claim that the assault was not over his political views, but because he was acting important.

“It is understood that Robinson ­accused another inmate of ‘ disrespecting’ him when they bumped into each other in the shower block,” the report continued.

The outlet claimed to have spoken to an inmate, who said Robinson was dropped with one punch — but no prison report was made because “only inmates saw it.”

The story has spread to multiple outlets, even as far as Australia, where journalists are republishing the story without fact checking.

However, the spokesperson for Robinson and his family, Avi Yemini, told The Gateway Pundit that the report is false.

“Our team has spoken to Tommy and confirmed it is categorically untrue,” Yemini said.

Yemini also posted a video blasting the report to Robinson’s website, TR.news.

“For his own protection, Tommy Robinson has been in complete isolation since arriving at Belmarsh prison. Robinson has not seen another prisoner, let alone been showering with other inmates,” Yemini wrote. “This story is completely fake news.”

“It’s clear they’re glorifying a violent assault on Tommy Robinson designed only to desensitise the public in case his murdered in there,” Yemini asserted. “They don’t want you to care.”

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French Missiles in the Hands of Haftar

According to the website of Radio France and the New York times, some French missiles were found at a base near Haftar in Libya. The fact goes back to last June when some model “Javelin” missiles had been found in a warehouse belonging to the rebel general by the forces of the national union government of Libya (GNA).

The news was confirmed this morning by the French government, specifying that, although they recognized the property, they would never have been supplied to Haftar and that they are in any case out-of-use missiles that had to be destroyed.

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Trump Congratulates Netanyahu for Becoming Israel’s Longest-Serving PM

US President Donald Trump on Sunday congratulated Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for officially surpassing founding father David Ben-Gurion a day earlier as Israel’s longest-serving prime minister.

“Under your leadership, Israel has become a technology powerhouse and a world class economy,” Trump tweeted. “Most importantly you have led Israel with a commitment to the values of democracy, freedom, and equal opportunity that both our nations cherish and share!”

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The 2nd Cyprus Partition: American Promises vs Turkish Arms vs Russian Money & Missiles

This week a group of US senators has proposed to leave Turkey in control of the northern part of Cyprus, and force the Greek Cypriots to choose between the US and Russia for the economic and political future of the south of the island.

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee agreed by a large bipartisan majority on June 25 to put into law a new Eastern Mediterranean strategy. If the bill is enacted, Cyprus will be required to decide that in exchange for American protection from Turkish military threats, including Russian-made S-400 missiles to be based in southwestern Turkey, the Cyprus Government must not allow Russian naval vessels to dock at Cypriot ports, and should block all Russian money and investments on the island. At the same time, Greece has been told the US military intends to expand its occupation of Crete around the Souda Bay base; at Larissa Air Force Base, midway between Athens and Thessaloniki; and at other Greek locations.

The proposed new law is the most comprehensive plan for American military occupation of Cyprus and Greece since the Greek civil war of the 1950s. The US plan also establishes State Department censorship of the Greek-language media in Cyprus and Greece, and threatens US sanctions against the Orthodox Church bishops of the two countries.

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Exit Polls: Zelensky Party Wins Record Score in Ukraine Parliamentary Vote

KIEV, Ukraine — Ukrainians gave their comedian-turned-president Volodymyr Zelensky a mandate to reboot the country’s politics on Sunday by handing his party a record score in parliamentary elections, exit polls showed.

Zelensky’s Servant of the People party — named after the sitcom he starred in before his shock presidential win in April — took 43.9 percent of the vote in Sunday’s election, according to combined figures from three pollsters.

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Underground Structure in Russia Prompts ‘More Questions Than Answers’

Mysterious finding possibly one of world’s oldest Christian churches

The underground structure is part of the ancient fortress of Naryn-Kala, a UNESCO cultural heritage site located in the town of Derbent in southern Russia’s Republic of Dagestan.

A new study has revealed that a mysterious structure buried underground in southern Russia could be one of the world’s oldest Christian churches and the country’s oldest Christian temple.

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“Astonishing Scenes” In Hong Kong Where Triad Members Attack Pro-Democracy Protesters as Violent Clashes Return

Well over a month after the latest bout of Hong Kong street protests erupted, the situation remains tense as ever when more than seven hours after the start of a major march against Hong Kong’s now-suspended extradition bill, riot police in Hong Kong fired rounds of tear gas on protesters along Connaught Road Central, following skirmishes and a tense stand-off.

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Suspect in Deadly Japan Arson Said Studio Plagiarized His Work

A 41-year-old man arrested on suspicion of Japan’s worst mass killing in nearly 20 years told police that the Kyoto Animation studio had plagiarized his work, according to CNN.

Police identified the man as Shinji Aoba during a Friday press conference, however Kyoto Fushimi Police spokesperson Ryoji Nishiyama said that they had not yet established a link with the studio in Kyoto’s Fushimi-ku district.

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“We Are Never Heard”: Persecution of Christians, May 2019

The Slaughter of Christians

Burkina Faso: A number of fatal Islamic terror attacks on Christians and their churches took place or were reported in May:

On Sunday 26 May, armed Muslims stormed a Catholic church during mass and opened fire on the gathered worshippers; four were killed and several others injured. killing four and injuring others.

On May 13, armed Muslims attacked a Catholic procession, slaughtered four Christians and “burned a statue of the Virgin Mary.”

On May 12, approximately 30 armed Muslims stormed a Catholic church, slaughtered at least six worshippers—including the officiating priest—and then burned the church to the ground.

On Sunday, April 28, Islamic terrorists stormed a Protestant church and killed six worshippers, including the 80-year-old pastor and his two sons. According to a local, “The assailants asked the Christians to convert to Islam, but the pastor and the others refused.” So “they called them, one after the other, behind the church building where they shot them dead.”

On April 5, Islamic gunmen entered a Catholic church and murdered four Christians.

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Burkina Faso: 4 Christians Executed for Wearing Crosses

‘Told everyone to lie down’

Four Christians singled out for wearing crosses were executed in their village in the African nation of Burkina Faso.

The murders bring the death toll of Christians killed in attacks since February to 27, reported Faith Wire.

In several attacks, including the latest, the armed terrorists challenged Christians to convert or die.

“Unidentified armed men” entered the village June 27, according to Open Doors USA field workers, and “told everyone to lie down,”

The attackers then “proceeded to look for Christians by asking for first names or looking for anyone wearing Christian insignia,” the field workers said.

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Terrorists Massacre 37 in Northwest Nigeria

Armed militant “bandits” riding motorcycles stormed three villages in northwestern Nigeria last week, killing at least 37 and leaving many more wounded.

The massacres took place in the villages of Kamitau, Ololo, and Rijiyar Tsamiya, all in Sokoto State, an area that has been infiltrated by Islamist terrorists and criminal bands, AFP reported Sunday.

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Embarrassing: “Woke” Bank of America President Moynihan Explains Decision to Refuse Business With Illegal Alien Holding Centers (Video)

Last month it was illegal alien holding centers.

Next month it will be gun manufacturers.

The month after that pro-life organizations.

This will NEVER end until the fascist left holds total control over thoughts, speech and incomes.

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Illegal Aliens Storm Across Texas Border in ‘Waves’ — Assault Border Patrol Agents

A large port of entry in the Rio Grande Valley in Texas was shut down on Friday after approximately 50 illegal aliens rushed across the border and assaulted border patrol agents.

The invaders rushed the Pharr International Bridge in Texas just east of McAllen at 4 AM and a showdown ensued.

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Italy: Pro-Salvini Priest: Walls and Borders Made Civilization

Father Giacobbe Elia, a Roman Catholic priest, has hit back at fellow clergy who have expressed pro-open borders sentiments, defending walls and borders.

In an interview with Italian media, Father Elia expressed a positive opinion on walls and borders, stating that both were crucial to the building of any civilization throughout history, Italian newspaper Il Giornale reports.

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Justin Bieber Demands to Trump: ‘Let Those Kids Out of Cages’

Pop superstar Justin Bieber waded in political waters on Twitter early Saturday morning, asking President Trump to “let those kids out of cages” despite the fact that the “cages” commonly referenced were set up and utilized by the Obama administration.

The “I Don’t Care” singer made the request as an aside in a tweet thanking Trump for attempting to help rapper A$AP Rocky back to the U.S. after being detained in Sweden.

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NGO Doctors Without Border Calls on Germany to Take in Thousands of Migrants From Libya

The NGO ‘Doctors Without Borders’ has urged the German government to take in thousands of asylum seekers currently being held in facilities in Libya who they say are at risk because of military conflict in the region.

In a press release, the NGO urged Germany to take in a total of 3.800 migrants who the group described as being in ‘acute danger’ in detention facilities near the Tripoli — the country’s capital — since some are located close to military installations.

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Video: NJ Councilman Slams Open Borders Radicals and Dem NJ Governor in Blistering Statement

New Jersey council meeting and passionately accused politicians of “obstructing justice” for tweeting and sharing information advising illegal aliens on how to avoid detention during an ICE raid.

Councilman Mark Razzoli also declared that sanctuary statehood is really about “identity politics,” not public safety, and part of socialists’ plan “to shame the public into believing that anyone who opposed them are racist or xenophobic haters.”

THIS IS A MUST WATCH…. This man is amazing!

Democratic Councilman Mark Razzoli at the July 15th 2019 Old Bridge, NJ Council Meeting. Yes you read that right…. he is a Dem

He unloads on socialist members of the council and NJ Governor Phil Murphy (This has been corrected from Inslee who is not the governor)

You read that right…this man is a Democrat!

This guy may be a Democrat, but he’s old school Dem. it’s clear he loves this Country.

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Google Blacklists Free Speech Platform Gab’s Latest App

Big Tech continues war against free speech in the face of imminent regulation

Tech giant Google has blacklisted the free-speech focused social media app Gab from the Google Play Store, joining Apple in banning Gab users from accessing the platform using Gab-branded smartphone apps.

Silicon Valley tech giant Google has reportedly banned the free-speech focused social media platform Gab from the Google Play Store.

According to a screenshot posted by Gab to Twitter, Google banned the app from the store for “Violation of User Generated Content (UGC) Policy.” Essentially, it appears that Gabs refusal to censor users’ content is what resulted in the app being removed from the store.

The tweet posted by Gab can be seen below, along with a number of links to similar apps that are still active in the Play Store and work with Gab’s servers.

Because Gab shifted its platform to a decentralized and open-source architecture, it can be accessed by other apps still available on both Android and Apple smartphones, some with nearly identical code to the blacklisted Gab app.

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Immorality Embraced by So-Called Christian Love

Immorality is being embraced by so-called Christian love. Bible-based Judeo-Christian morality is increasingly considered a non-starter. Traditional Christian doctrine is increasingly looked upon as inconsistent with nature and “human need.” Sin is being sanctioned and celebrated — homosexuality, non-marital sex, aborting babies (now part of “health”), and even pedophilia — by people who should know better. One man said to this writer that I was mischaracterizing him. He said, he was not pro-abortion, but was pro-choice. My question to him was this: how can you opt out of the moral position and claim that you are not supporting immorality? Would one say, “I think a person should have a choice about whether or not to rob a liquor store, and that does not mean I am in favor of robbing liquor stores”?

These distortions and immoral positions are rooted in a heresy in Christian theology known as antinomianism. Anne Hutchinson was expelled by the Puritan leaders of Massachusetts in the 17th century for teaching this heresy. She relocated in Long Island,where she and her children were eventually massacred by Indians. This heresy teaches that since salvation is by grace, and since Christians are no longer under the Law (of Moses), God’s grace and mercy extends to all in a way that sinful behavior is forgiven by God in Christ. Holy living, required by the Puritans, was no longer essential in Christ.

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United Nations Launches ‘War on Free Speech’

The United Nations’ crackdown on “hate speech” defines the term so broadly that just about anything could be considered in violation, according to a political analyst.

That’s at least partly because of agitation from Muslim-majority countries demanding that anyone who criticizes Islam be punished, writes Judith Bergman, a columnist lawyer and senior fellow at the Gatestone Institute.

“The U.N.’s all-out war on free speech is on,” she said.

“Forget everything about the free exchange of ideas: the U.N. feels that its ‘ values’ are being threatened and those who criticize those values must therefore be shut down,” she explained.

Bergman said the newest attack on speech got started when U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told the special adviser for the prevention of genocide, Adama Dieng, to draw up a plan.

Guterres said, “We need to enlist every segment of society in the battle for values that our world faces today — and, in particular, to tackle the rise of hate speech, xenophobia and intolerance. We hear troubling, hateful echoes of eras long past.”

[Comment: The aim is to criminalize those in the west who are against mass migration invation of their own countries.]

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Worse Than What Dr. Robert Epstein Revealed: Now Facebook Knows When You Watch Porn

Tech giant knows more about you than your family and closest friends

Dr. Robert Epstein revealed the Google plan to control the vote, and now Facebook has been exposed to be tracking your web traffic even when you are incognito.

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3 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 7/21/2019

  1. The state television of Tajikistan reported the arrest of Sulaimon Sadyev, a 44-year-old resident of the village of Khulbuk in the south of the country. The message says that Sadiyev was engaged in expelling jinn and using his parents’ trust, committed immoral sexual acts against several minor girls who were treated for fear.

    https://akhbor-rus.com/-p2573-176.htm

  2. Checkmate, Muslims!
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    In China, they said that Islam was not a voluntary choice of Xinjiang Uygurs

    https://ria.ru/20190722/1556750874.html

     The conversion of Xinjiang’s Uighurs to Islam was not a voluntary choice, but was the result of religious wars, according to a White Paper published by the press office of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China.
    “The penetration of Islam in Xinjiang is associated with the flourishing of the Arab Caliphate and the spread of Islam from west to east. The conversion of Uighurs to Islam was not a voluntary choice of the people, but was the result of religious wars and the imposition of the ruling class,” the document says.

  3. Sometimes this guys seems like a conservative who hasn’t come out of the liberal closet.
    He has an interesting perspective on Sweden. While anecdotal, right or wrong, it is the occasional story like this gives a more binocular perspective on things. If I may to incorporate what this guy is saying into everything else I have read I come to one conclusion. They all know the situation they are in no matter what they are saying.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M06w0xoJguA

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