The Lebanon of Central Europe

Lebanese clans in Germany

Gunnar Beck is a German lawyer and a member of the European Parliament for AfD (Alternative für Deutschland, Alternative for Germany). In the following video from the floor of the EP, Mr. Beck discusses the financial crisis, the Corona crisis, the “climate crisis”, and the migration crisis, which have combined to destroy the prosperity and culture of Germany.

Many thanks to Brunhilde for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

Video transcript:

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Culture-Enriching Looters in North Rhine-Westphalia

Back in the summer of 2021 I reported on the catastrophic floods that hit large areas of Germany. When they appealed for help for the puir wee bairns who were victims of the floods, the authorities ostentatiously featured culture-enrichers in their iconography to tug on the heart-strings of donors — as if ordinary blond blue-eyed Germans were unworthy of sympathy.

Well, that was then. Now it turns out that the criminals who exploited the opportunity of the floods for some well-timed looting were predominantly “persons with a migration background”. How shocking! Who would have guessed??

Many thanks to Hellequin GB for translating this article from Junge Freiheit. The translator’s comments are in square brackets:

Flood on the Ahr

Flood looters: Almost no suspects had German passports

Over 180 people lost their lives in the Ahr flood in Rhineland-Palatinate and North Rhine-Westphalia. Entire regions were devastated. Thereafter, muggings and burglaries occurred throughout the region. Now it turns out that the majority of the suspects were foreigners. [What a surprise… NOT.]


The majority of the suspects arrested after the Ahr flood in 2021 for looting and robbery did not have a German passport. “The damage in relation to the flood disaster amounts to €1.8 million,” emphasized North Rhine-Westphalia’s Minister of Justice Benjamin Limbach (Greens) in his answer to a catalog of questions from the AfD, from which Focus quoted on Friday.

Of the 275 alleged perpetrators, 196 were foreigners — including 92 Romanians, 13 Turks, 12 Bulgarians and 8 Syrians. Two of those identified were also members of a Lebanese clan. In around 630 of the 1,057 cases, the perpetrators “exploited the emergency situation of the population”. In addition to private apartments, construction sites, banks and hotels were also cleared out. The thieves mostly targeted valuable jewelry and cars. [And the rest had German passports? But how many of those were ethnic Germans? I guess that question will never be answered. It’s already labeled TOP SECRET.]

Flood record: 800 cases dropped in addition to 48 judgments

670 residents were injured as a result of the burglaries and raids. However, only about half of the cases could be cleared. According to the state government of North Rhine-Westphalia, the 48 judgments that have been passed so far are offset by 800 cases that have been closed. In 45 cases, the deportation of the offenders was examined and then abandoned due to legal hurdles. The leader of the CDU parliamentary group in the Düsseldorf state parliament, Gregor Golland, was outraged by the numbers. “Anyone who acts like this should be severely punished and forfeit their right to hospitality.”

In the summer of 2021, floods in North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate inundated dozens of places after heavy rainfall and caused property damage in the billions. 186 people fell victim to the floods. Shortly after the flood disaster, Junge Freiheit reported on cases of burglary and looting in the crisis area.

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Rumblings by Thor?

Since the horrific earthquake in Turkey and Syria earlier this month, there has been much discussion in the fever swamps of the Internet about the possibility that the temblor was artificially induced as a weapon directed at Turkey (or Syria).

The following brief article presents some of the visual evidence supposedly supporting that theory. Many thanks to Hellequin GB for translating this piece from Uncut News:

A blue flash was seen in the sky before the earthquake in Turkey and Syria

Social media users have posted images and videos of a blue flash that is said to have appeared in the sky near the Turkish-Syrian border on Monday night before the earthquake struck.

The images showed a blue glow as the ground shook. The phenomenon was observed for example by residents of the Syrian city of Latakia.

Hala Hassan of Damascus University’s Higher Institute of Seismic Research told radio station Sham FM that there is no explanation for the blue light, but that changes in the electric and magnetic fields in the atmosphere occur before an earthquake.


New severe earthquakes in Turkey and Syria have resulted in deaths and injuries. A 6.4 magnitude earthquake shook the already hard-hit Hatay province. According to reports, buildings and bridges again collapsed in several cities.

After the severe earthquake of February 6, there were many thousands of aftershocks. Numerous aftershocks were also felt after Monday’s earthquake.

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NATO on the Ropes in Ukraine

In the following video recorded earlier today, U.S. Army Col. Douglas Macgregor (ret.) talks to Judge Napolitano about the situation in Ukraine, keeping in mind President Biden’s visit to Kyiv yesterday and President Putin’s speech today.

The stakes in the current conflict are extremely high, but political and military leaders on our side seem quite calm, almost blasé, about what’s happening. I can only hope that the boffins in the Pentagon and the CIA know what they’re doing, and have all the contingencies covered.

And I presume their bunkers are buried deep enough, and fully stocked. It may get a little tricky for the rest of us, however.

See also: Tucker Carlson on the same topic.

Hat tip: WRSA.

Timeline of Events in East Palestine

Below is a useful account of what happened last week in East Palestine, Ohio, when a Norfolk Southern train derailed and spilled toxic chemicals into the local environment. The subsequent “controlled explosion” with its massive toxic smoke plume has caused an unprecedented regional disaster, the long-term effects of which are just beginning to be discerned.

This video has annoying background music, and uses some salty language, but is definitely worth watching:

Hat tip: Conservative Tree House.

Toxic Disaster in East Palestine

On February 3 a Norfolk Southern train derailed just outside of East Palestine, Ohio, close to the border with Pennsylvania and not far from Pittsburgh. Five of the derailed cars were carrying toxic chemicals, including vinyl chloride, some of which leaked and caught fire. A huge explosion was a distinct possibility, so residents within a mile’s radius were evacuated.

In order to forestall a potentially catastrophic explosion, emergency workers created a “controlled explosion” by deliberately draining toxic chemicals into a containment trench and then igniting them. The resulting massive fireball was alarming enough; Lord only knows what an “uncontrolled explosion” would have looked like. An enormous plume of black smoke could be seen for many miles, and was even visible from space.

Two days later, after the blaze had died down, residents were advised that it was safe to return home.

This kind of story is not normally in my remit here at Gates of Vienna. However, the horrific aftereffects of the explosion are not receiving much coverage in the mainstream media, and need to be propagated through other channels.

The toxic chemicals that were released combined with each other, creating a brew that included phosgene and hydrogen chloride, among others. The former can be used as a chemical weapon, and in fact was used for exactly that by the French army in World War One. When combined with water, the latter becomes hydrochloric acid.

Numerous other toxic chemicals were released; lists of them may be found in some of the sources below. They can cause neurological damage, and down the road may be expected to contribute to the development of cancers. They are said to have entered a tributary of the Ohio River, and are flowing in that direction.

Large numbers of fish have been turning belly-up in local streams, and authorities are collecting them for testing. Some people report that their pets have died suddenly. One woman said all her chickens died at once.

This could turn out to be the equivalent of the Bhopal disaster, or even Chernobyl, for the Eastern United States.

A final twist to the story: Norfolk Southern resisted and successfully lobbied against high-tech enhancements to their trains’ braking systems that might have prevented the derailment in East Palestine:

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