Gates of Vienna News Feed 6/13/2021

The Alabama journalist Christopher Sign has been found dead by emergency personnel in a suburb of Birmingham. Mr. Sign broke the 2016 campaign story about the notorious meeting on the airport tarmac between former President Bill Clinton and Loretta Lynch, who was then the attorney general. Mr. Sign’s death is being investigated as a suicide. There’s no word yet on how many times he shot himself in the back of the head.

In other news, thousands of people took part in all-night illegal raves in the parks of Berlin, attacking any police officers who tried to interfere with their revelry.

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Vox: “China Must Pay”

I reported on Friday about remarks made in Parliament by Santiago Abascal, the leader of the Spanish anti-immigration party Vox. Mr. Abascal was vehement in his denunciation of China for its role in unleashing the Wuhan Coronavirus upon the world.

Below is a video made by Vox demanding that China pay for the damage caused by COVID-19. Many thanks to HeHa for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes and RAIR Foundation for the subtitling:

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Silvia Sardone: “Muslims Are Taking Over the Capital of Europe”

Silvia Sardone is an Italian MEP for the Lega, the party of Matteo Salvini. She’s been seen several times in this space (most recently here) decrying the Islamization of Italy and the baneful effects of mass immigration.

As I reported back in March, the largest mosque in Europe is under construction in Strasbourg, which (along with Brussels) may be considered the capital of Europe. With a Green mayor in charge of Strasbourg, the construction of the mosque is being underwritten with public funds.

In the following video Silvia Sardone visits the mosque site in Strasbourg to express her anger at what is being done there with the help of the Greens.

Many thanks to HeHa for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes and RAIR Foundation for the subtitling:

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What About Taiwan?

Our Bangkok correspondent H. Numan takes an eastward field trip to investigate an urgent issue: the status of Taiwan.

What about Taiwan?

by H. Numan

For the last couple of months there has been a lot of attention over Taiwan. Now even more, with a senile president in the White House. The Democrat Party is busy replacing senior military officers with more party-compliant officers. Biden is mounting the red mule of war. The rhetoric is cranking up. Will China invade Taiwan? Lots of comparisons can be found on YouTube. They compare the strength of China with that of Taiwan. It seems like an invasion is imminent. How can Taiwan possibly defend itself? The answer may surprise you: yes, easily!

First, let’s have a look at a possible invasion. In order to invade Taiwan, China needs a US president busy elsewhere, and preferably a blithering idiot. They couldn’t have asked for a better president. Not only is Biden senile, he is — almost certainly — bought and paid for by China. Remember the laptop you don’t hear about? Biden’s son Hunter also visited China, and did naughty things with young Chinese girls. We don’t know that for sure, as the laptop is ‘under investigation’. Given Hunter’s track record, you can safely assume the Chinese taped everything. Supposing daddy doesn’t comply, it can and will be leaked. This year an invasion is out of the question. Why? You can only attack for part of the year, from May until November. For the remainder of the year the weather doesn’t allow for it. Next year, then?

Don’t be fooled; the People’s Republic of China is not going to invade Taiwan. All comparisons I have seen — a lot! — often forget to mention or take into consideration:

Numbers don’t say much. Yes, if Taiwan had a land border with China, they would have been a Chinese province 72 years ago. Only Taiwan is an island, 180 km away from the mainland. That’s six times the width of the English Channel. The Chinese navy is just as experienced and dangerous as the German Kriegsmarine: not enough to successfully invade. The Germans couldn’t do it across a 30 km stretch of sea; the Chinese can’t cross a 180 km stretch of sea.

You have to know that the most dangerous operations any military can perform are airborne drops or naval invasions in hostile well defended territory. That’s why paratroopers and marines by default are the very best units in the military. They have to be.

Unlike what you often read about the Maginot Line, it did exactly what it was build for: the Germans couldn’t cross it. Their solution was to circumvent it, and attack through the Ardennes Forest and the Low Countries. The commander in chief of France was Maurice Gamelin at that time. He was unwittingly helping the Germans by sending his entire reserve forces towards Breda in The Netherlands. They never got there. On the way they had to retreat back to Dunkirk. When the French government told Churchill they didn’t have any reserves anymore, that was the reason. They were taken prisoner or evacuated at Dunkirk.

Now, Taiwan has been fortified massively for 72 years. You don’t hear a lot about it, but Communist China has tried everything possible to take over Taiwan for 72 years. And failed miserably. There is a problem when you apply maximum political pressure for 72 years nonstop. You can’t apply more pressure. All you can do is invade. Which the Chinese won’t do; it simply can’t be done.

The Maginot Line could be circumvented. That’s not possible with Taiwan. The Taiwanese army doesn’t have the very best military equipment in the world. They don’t even need it (though they often and loudly complain about it). All they need is good enough equipment. They have plenty of that. And lots of more than good enough equipment.

Yes, they have the oldest submarines in service, anywhere on the world. Used primarily for training. But the boat itself doesn’t matter much. It still is fiendishly difficult to find a submarine that doesn’t want to be found. What really matters are the torpedoes and fire-control systems. They are not the most modern, but more than enough to do the job.

The Chinese navy is big, but not big enough to cover an invasion fleet over 180 km of treacherous seas. Of course they can use civilian ships to carry most of the invasion force. China has plenty of those. However, the difference between navy and civilian ships is that navy ships are designed not to sink as fast as civilian ships. They have usually stronger hulls, more redundant systems and more watertight compartments.

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Gates of Vienna News Feed 6/12/2021

Two gunmen opened fire last night outside of a nightclub in Austin, Texas, wounding fourteen people. Most of the wounded were thought to be innocent bystanders. While the two suspects were still on the lam, a local paper declined to provide any descriptions, in order not to “reinforce stereotypes”.

In other news, illegal migrants were hidden in used armchairs and sofas carried by delivery drivers across the English Channel to the UK, unbeknownst to the drivers of the trucks.

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Thanks to Dean, DV, JW, Reader from Chicago, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

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Caveat: Articles in the news feed are posted “as is”. Gates of Vienna cannot vouch for the authenticity or accuracy of the contents of any individual item posted here. I check each entry to make sure it is relatively interesting, not patently offensive, and at least superficially plausible. The link to the original is included with each item’s title. Further research and verification are left to the reader.

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Prison Time for a TV Tax Refusenik

The following article concerns a German citizen named Georg Thiel, who is currently languishing in durance vile for the heinous crime of refusing to pay the state broadcasting fee. It’s the equivalent of the “licence fee” for BBC in the UK, except that the latter applies only to citizens who actually own televisions. In Germany you have to pay the broadcasting fee whether you watch television or not.

Mr. Thiel didn’t own a TV or a radio, and made the logical decision not to pay a fee for a service that he didn’t use. The functionaries of the German administrative state viewed Mr. Thiel’s refusal as an act of rebellion, possibly the equivalent of the crime of “domestic insurrection” as it is now understood here in the Country Formerly Known as the United States of America.

I couldn’t find any news articles in English about the case of Georg Thiel, but here’s one in German.

Many thanks to Hellequin GB for translating this opinion piece from Politically Incorrect:

Anyone who trusted the Führer still had to go to the gulag

by Wolfgang Prabel

On Thursday there was a disturbing entry in Die Welt: “Those who trust democracy do not need to go to prison.” It was about the GEZ [TV tax*] refuser Georg Thiel, who has been languishing in the dungeon for months because he does not watch television and does not see the need to pay for it.

Incidentally, the author of the entry shot an argumentative buck when he compared the GEZ with a tax in his entry. The broadcast contribution is not a tax, but a contribution in the financial constitutional sense, according to the judgment of the Federal Administrative Court of July 18, 2018. This legal opinion is hair-splitting, but the Welt entry shows the argumentative confusion in Merkel’s power machine.

It is of course completely absurd to link trust in democracy to the consumption of forced television. Democracy is supposedly a twin of freedom. Two examples from the 20th century on the connection between trust and personal freedom:

Many of Stalin’s victims were devout Bolsheviks, but their trust in Papa Stalin was of no use. Even so, they were sent to the gulag to be worked to death and ended up as polar bear food. Even if a Jew had professed his loyalty to the Führer, it wouldn’t have done him any good. Trust in the prevailing ideology does not protect against dungeons, concentration camps and gulags.

Thiel wrote a letter to the only political party that “does something” for him. The AfD published his letter on social media on Thursday. “In the coming plenary we will give the other parliamentary groups the chance to commit to a modern broadcasting that does not take political prisoners,” commented AfD MP Sven W. Tritschler, who recently visited Thiel in prison. “We continue to fight for Georg Thiel and countless other citizens who no longer want to be ripped off by state radio.”

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The Ghoul Who Can’t Be Deported

Gary Fouse has translated a Dutch article about a case that is representative of the ongoing Islamization of the Netherlands. The translator includes this introduction:

Paul Cliteur is a distinguished law professor in the Netherlands (Leiden University) and was a defense witness for Geert Wilders when Wilders was on trial for “hate speech”. In this article in the conservative Dagelijkse Standaard, Cliteur writes sarcastically of his country’s tolerance for Islamic terrorists. He addresses a recent controversy over the remarks and activism of Moussa Lghoul (Moussa L.), a.k.a. Abou Ilias, a self-proclaimed jihadist in the Netherlands and all-around angry Arab guy. Cliteur wonders why people like Lghoul cannot be deported.

The translated article:

Paul Cliteur: It is a big mystery why dangerous jihadists are not deported from the Netherlands

The Leiden professor Paul Cliteur writes about his “patience running out” with the soft policy toward terrorists who are dangerous to the state, and who can’t be deported. He goes further: “The Dutch system of justice, our government, the country, is endlessly patient. Completely controlled. Constitutional.”

“The Hague jihadist, Moussa L. (Lghoul, a.k.a. Abou Ilias) was chased away by the police when he wanted to take action in the terror section of the Rotterdam prison because nine years’ imprisonment was demanded against two men for preparing a terrorist attack,” writes Wout Willemsen in the Dagelijkdse Standaard. Moussa had announced that he wanted to die as a martyr and that his “patience was running out,” as De Telegraaf reported. [Geert] Wilders tweeted that he had a solution for the problem: Kick Moussa out of the country.

But naturally, that will not happen. And the big puzzle is why things don’t happen. Not now. Actually, not for more or less twenty years. Part of the answer lies in the quoted statement from De Telegraaf that his “patience is running out”. Whose patience? The patience of the Dutch system of justice? No, because the Dutch justice system, our government, the country, is endlessly patient. Completely controlled. Constitutional. It is about the patience of Moussa. Moussa’s patience is running out. Apparently. Moussa has a message. A message that doesn’t get enough recognition. Now his patience is running out.

Part of the problem is that too many people, especially people in The Hague, think that somewhere, Moussa might be a little bit right. Naturally, he cannot commit terrorist attacks. And when he does, then people say, “naughty naughty”, “wrong”, “unacceptable”. But that he, somewhere, has legitimate claims in order to think the way he thinks — that cannot be ruled out.

Take the statement by Wilders, for example, that Moussa must be deported from the country. That is not particularly fruitful. That doesn’t get us any further. Deport. Isn’t that impossible? Then to which country? Just saying it only makes things worse. And then come the reactions from the news and the discussion tables of the NPO about the words of Wilders. How unhelpful they are. What Moussa says, what he thinks precisely, and why he attaches the consequences to his attacks is not popular.

And that’s why the attacks will remain with us. Just like Wilders.

Gates of Vienna News Feed 6/11/2021

French President Emmanuel Macron advised the G-7 to sell its gold reserves to help African countries that were hit hard economically by the COVID-19 pandemic. Meanwhile, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair said that lockdown restrictions should be continued for people who choose to remain unvaccinated.

In other news, Patrisse Cullors, one of the co-founders of Black Lives Matter, has reportedly built a fence and a gate around her $1.4 million home in Los Angeles.

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Thanks to Dean, DV, JW, LP, MM, Reader from Chicago, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

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Caveat: Articles in the news feed are posted “as is”. Gates of Vienna cannot vouch for the authenticity or accuracy of the contents of any individual item posted here. I check each entry to make sure it is relatively interesting, not patently offensive, and at least superficially plausible. The link to the original is included with each item’s title. Further research and verification are left to the reader.

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Roundup of COVID and Vax News

Below are four videos from Italy, Spain, and France covering varying aspects of the Wuhan Coronavirus “pandemic” and its associated “vaccines”.

The first video features Dr. Barbara Balanzoni, who is an Italian anesthetist and surgeon, and also has a law degree. She served as a medical officer in the Italian army with KFOR in Kosovo. There’s an interesting story about her time in the service: back in 2013 she disobeyed orders to save the life of a pregnant cat, and was tried in a military court for gross insubordination. Most of the news about her case is in Italian, but if I understand it correctly, she was eventually acquitted.

In the following video Dr. Balanzoni discusses the case of an 18-year-old girl in Genoa who needed neurosurgery for a blood clot in the brain after receiving the experimental AstraZeneca medical treatment.

Many thanks to HeHa for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes and RAIR Foundation for the subtitling:

The second video is a later report on the same 18-year-old girl that Dr. Balanzoni was talking about. The emergency neurosurgery to treat her blood clot was not enough to save the young patient, and she died while in the hospital in Genoa.

Once again, thanks to HeHa for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes and RAIR Foundation for the subtitling:

The third video is a report on the “vaccine hesitancy” of French teenagers, who are reluctant to be subjected to any of the experimental mRNA treatments to prevent COVID-19.

Many thanks to MissPiggy for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes and RAIR Foundation for the subtitling:

The final video features Santiago Abascal, the leader of the anti-immigration party Vox in Spain. Speaking on the floor of Parliament, Mr. Abascal blames China for the COVID-19 epidemic.

Many thanks to HeHa for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes and RAIR Foundation for the subtitling:

Video transcript #1:

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I Was Called a ‘Rat’ for not Wearing the Muzzle

Our Hungarian correspondent László sends this report with the latest on shaming the maskless, plus the possible effects of the shedding of the spike protein by “vaccinated” people.

I Was Called a ‘Rat’ for not Wearing the Muzzle

plus

Itchy Rashes on my Skin, Possibly from the Shed Spike Protein

A Report from Budapest
by László
June 11, 2021

Dehumanized for a Naked Nose

It’s a nice sunny afternoon today. I am in a supermarket in Budapest, standing at the self-service checkout, with a maskless nose. Everyone else is fully masked up. They caught me. I had been doing the grocery shopping with an uncovered nose for many weeks without any repercussions. But now they caught me, again. The usual power game started. Two shopkeepers and a security guard came by, one after the other, and ordered me to put the mask on my nose.

I did not comply. I applied my usual tactic: I did not argue, but ignored them all and continued putting the purchased goods into my bag, undisturbed. They could not do much against me because I had just finished paying and I was not their customer any more. They did not call the police, either, on a disobedient customer who was about to leave the shopping area of the supermarket. So they lost — this time.

The elderly security guard could not take it. He murmured into his mask, “How many rats are there in this country” as he was walking away. I politely answered him that he should look in the mirror and he would see one.

There has to be a pushback — even if these brainwashed fellow citizens are not the real enemy. Or are they? This seems to be a soft civil war, being fought on many levels.

It is dehumanization to call someone a rat. Dehumanization usually precedes aggressive attacks on innocent victims, because it serves as a pretext. The gates of hell are slowly opening as the Great Fascist Reset advances. Even if most people do not feel it that way yet.

Strange Itchy Rashes — Caused by Vaccine-Shedding?

Red itchy rashes appeared on both of my legs about a week ago, and they have not completely disappeared yet. They somewhat look like bruises on the skin. And I had some nose-bleeds a month ago without any obvious cause. I am unvaccinated. Both symptoms are new to me — I mean, I had never had them before, except when they were caused by apparent incidents such as accidents or insect bites, etc.

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Gates of Vienna News Feed 6/10/2021

An advisor to the UK government, who is also a former communist, said the mask mandate should be continued indefinitely, and become like the wearing of seatbelts. Meanwhile, night club owners in the UK say they are prepared to defy the continuing lockdown and reopen their businesses.

In other news, Damien Tarel, the young Frenchman who slapped the face of President Emmanuel Macron, has been sentenced to eighteen months in prison, with fourteen months suspended.

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Thanks to BR, Dean, LP, MM, Reader from Chicago, SS, Upananda Brahmachari, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

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The Belgian Government is Shocked — Shocked! — To Discover the Diversion of Aid to the Palestinians

Many thanks to Gary Fouse for translating this article from the Belgian Jewish portal Joods Actueel:

Belgium investigates channeling of development money to Palestinian terrorists

June 2, 2021

Minister for Development Cooperation Meryame Kitir confirmed in Parliament that an investigation is underway into Belgian developmental aid that has possibly been channeled to the financing of terrorist activities by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.

She answered a question from N-VA Parliament Member Kathleen Depoorter: “This matter is very serious, and cannot be taken lightly. I am happy that the matter is being investigated, but also expect quick answers and appropriate steps by the minister.”

A report accuses seven Palestinian organizations of channeling developmental money from Western European donors, intended for the local people, to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), a terrorist organization according to the European Union.

Among the suspected organizations are also found partners of Belgian developmental cooperation such as Health Work Committees (HWC), but also the organization Defense for Children International Palestine (DCIP), which Belgium wanted to give speaking time in the United Nations Security Council.

€3.76 million support improperly used

Minister Kitir confirms that in the past five years the concerned organizations, through their Belgian partners, received up to €3.70 million of which €660,000 through Viva Salud, €1.8 million through Oxfam, and €1.3 million through Broederlijk Delen (Brotherly Sharing). According to the Israelis, our support is improperly used. They reportedly submitted a report to our government, after which the minister opened an investigation.

Payments suspended in Netherlands, Belgian government remains silent

MP Kathleen Depoorter points out that these reports in the Netherlands caused the necessary commotion in the government, and the payments were suspended. “I note that our government, while the allegations are serious, remains much quieter. Nonetheless, I have asked the minister to look into these reports and that she bring her own investigation into the misuse to the Parliament. Everyone is innocent until the opposite is proven, and these Palestinian organizations deserve a fair chance, but we expect appropriate measures if the facts are proven.”

Vlaams Belang: Protect Our Flemish Identity

Last week I reported that four members of the Flemish “right-wing extremist” group Voorpost had been sentenced to six months in prison for carrying a banner that read “Stop Islamization” (“Stop Islamisering”) at a demonstration. I mentioned the fact that Filip Dewinter, the leader of Vlaams Belang, had carried banners on multiple occasions that featured the same slogan, yet he had never been prosecuted.

This week I dug back into the archives and found the photo shown at the top of this post. I took it in October of 2007, at an event in Antwerp sponsored by Vlaams Belang that featured Filip Dewinter and Robert Spencer as speakers. Almost fourteen years later Mr. Dewinter is still a free man, never having served any time in the slammer for displaying that “hateful” sign.

The following video reports on a demonstration in which members of Vlaams Belang protested the verdict and the sentences against the four men from Voorpost. Filip Dewinter can be seen in the video, showing a lot more grey in his hair than he had that night in Antwerp fourteen years ago.

Many thanks to Gary Fouse for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes and RAIR Foundation for the subtitling:

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Gates of Vienna News Feed 6/9/2021

The sheriff’s deputies who took part in the U.S. Marshals task force in Minneapolis will not be publicly identified. They were undercover when they shot Winston Boogie Smith Jr. to death, and BCA rules do not allow their names to be revealed.

In other news, a wave of crystallized climate change blanketed southern Australia as a mass of cold air moved north from Antarctica.

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Caveat: Articles in the news feed are posted “as is”. Gates of Vienna cannot vouch for the authenticity or accuracy of the contents of any individual item posted here. I check each entry to make sure it is relatively interesting, not patently offensive, and at least superficially plausible. The link to the original is included with each item’s title. Further research and verification are left to the reader.

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