As everybody knows by now, the migrant-ferry vessel Sea-Watch 3 recently attempted to run the blockade at the port of Lampedusa. Its trustafarian captain, Carola Rackete (whom some wag has dubbed “The Sea Witch”), and her crew were detained by Italian authorities. Ms. Rackete is now under house arrest in Sicily.
Below are three German videos about the events in Lampedusa. Many thanks to MissPiggy for the translations, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling.
The first video is essentially state-sponsored propaganda, as retailed by German TV. Carola Rackete is a heroine. The Italians are backwards and reactionary. And the president of the German Federal Republic reminds the Italians that they are subordinate to the Berlin-Paris Axis, and must do as they are told.
Gottfried Curio of the AfD (Alternative für Deutschland, Alternative for Germany) does merit a brief sound bite in this clip. However, the government’s official line on the situation dominates the Narrative:
In the second video, a vlogger named Henryk Stöckl analyzes the events in the harbor at Lampedusa and draws conclusions that run contrary to the official line. I don’t know why Mr. Stöckl hasn’t received a minatory visit from the Stasi Bundespolizei, but for some reason he remains at large:
The third video features Beatrix von Storch, the deputy leader of the AfD. Ms. Von Storch is marginally less likely than Mr. Stöckl to be arrested for her opinions — only marginally — because she is a sitting member of the Bundestag:
It has been almost ten years since I first heard Maj. Stephen Coughlin give a briefing about Islamic law, jihad, and penetration of the U.S. government by the Muslim Brotherhood. That introduction lasted nine hours (with a lunch break), and was quite thorough.
It was during that briefing that I learned the details about the scrubbing of the word “jihad” from the FBI’s terrorism training materials. Maj. Coughlin had searched the documents, and there were zero instances of the word. “Islam” was mentioned as little as possible, and the mujahideen were “extremists”.
That sort of thing was to be expected when Barack Hussein Obama was president. However, here we are in the third year of the Trump administration, and the situation hasn’t significantly improved. The Muslim Brotherhood still seems to be calling the shots.
In the following video from the Glazov Gang, the former CIA intelligence analyst Clare Lopez discusses the urgent need to reverse the Great Purge:
Christiane Soler is a former volunteer refugee-helper in Germany. When she volunteered to work with the migrants, she whole-heartedly embraced the “Welcoming Culture”. But the reality of the ungrateful, misogynous, violent “refugees” changed her mind. And unlike most Germans, she was willing to violate the consensus and publicly describe what she experienced.
Many thanks to MissPiggy for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:
The video below is an appropriate follow-up to the previous post, which featured Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini discussing the Sea-Watch 3, a migrant-ferry vessel captained by a German woman that attempted to run the Italian blockade at the port of Lampedusa.
I’m especially impressed by the calm, objective reporting by the television reporter, as exemplified by his description of Mr. Salvini as “a loud-mouthed right-wing populist”.
Many thanks to MissPiggy for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:
The report below from Politically Incorrect (also translated by MissPiggy) analyzes the above video and asks some pertinent questions about it:
What is the current role of the German press in human trafficking?
This past Thursday, the Sea-Watch 3 invaded Italian territorial waters, contrary to an explicit ban by the country’s government. The German professional tugboat captain Carola Rackete, now in Italian custody, had taken in “42 refugees rescued from distress at sea” off the Libyan coast to present herself to the world as a noble saviour. For this she needed a port of destination (or maybe not), but all European countries had refused her up until then. You read correctly: every European country, not only naughty Italy.
So on June 27th, with a grandstanding pose in front of the camera (0:21 min) she announces that she will enter the port of Lampedusa: “I will proceed into the port. Be informed! I will proceed into the port. Over.”
That’s just what a noble person from Germany does, who wants to serve as a role model for the world. The cameras for the show were provided by NDR [German taxpayer-funded TV], which was “embedded” on the Sea-Watch with two journalists. Why were they there, and since when? Just two of several questions that the critical observer has to ask himself. The NDR journalists had reported this previously from the Sea-Watch entering the Italian port:
From reporter Jonas Schreieck:
After pictures showing the unfortunate condition of the poor “refugees” (0:33 min), Schreieck says that the mood is tense, that nearby Lampedusa is, “only a stone’s throw away”, “was a glimmer of hope for the rescued”, but alas now the police are on board. Then the presenter of the programme adds that the Italian Minister of the Interior (Salvini) is known as a “loud-mouthed right-wing populist” and gave a speech full of rage.
The second reporter Nadia Kailouili in the video from June 27 2019 (from 0:31 min) says:
“Yes, the captain went into the territorial waters of Italy yesterday. She has had rescued people on board for more than 15 days now and since then has not received any promise from a European port to take the people to safety.” Kailouili also describes the contact with the Italian authorities as a deplorable condition of the poor “refugees”.
As you can see, the establishment’s reporting is right in line with Merkel’s state doctrine, no critical questions. However, we at PI News, as a non-mainstream news blog would have, liked to have an answer to the following questions:
For how long have NDR journalists been at Sea-Watch? For how long was the stay planned, how long was it actually?
Were they only there as a couple or with other employees (camera, sound) on board? How many in total?
What was the reason that the NDR employees went on board?
Were the circumstances of the “rescue” questioned (position of the damaged boat, why it became unseaworthy, cooperation of Sea-Watch with the human trafficking mafia)? If so, when will it be reported?
Is/was the NDR aware that Interior Minister Salvini would probably have allowed the refugees ashore immediately if other European countries had agreed to accept them?
How did the NDR journalists get onboard (helicopter, ship)?
What was the cost of the transfer of the NDR team to Italy, and from there to the ship, as well as the entire stay (approximate information)?
We kindly ask the NDR to answer these questions. As usual, we will publish the answer unchanged and unabridged. But since we know that transparency and openness are not the strength of the NDR, we rather expect that the NDR will not answer us. Of course, the broadcaster knows about this article, because the employees regularly read along on our website. Furthermore, with the publication of this article, we also sent an email with the link to the NDR.
In addition, we would like to ask our readers to address some of the questions to the NDR in a slightly modified form. Should you receive an answer, we will be happy to publish it at PI News.
Thanks to Saint Greta and her apostles — the resurgent Greens party — this is a non-story in the Austrian media. Everyone is focused on climate change and its associated disasters, or lack thereof.
Does the youngest ex-chancellor care? Not much. He just wants to be re-elected in September, whether on a climate platform or anything else.
Many thanks to JLH for translating this piece from the Austrian media project Addendum.org:
The Balkans Are Becoming Porous Again
by Georg Gassauer and Benedikt Morak
New figures show that there was a 76% increase in new arrivals in the pivotal land of Bosnia in 2019. More and more people are beginning what is known to immigrants, politicians and authorities as the “game” — the gamble of (illegal) travel along this passage to the EU. We investigated on the spot.
Something is happening again in the Balkans. That is shown by the numbers from inside the Immigration Taskforce of the Austrian Interior Ministry.
By the end of May/beginning of June of 2019, there were an estimated 80,000 persons somewhere along the chaotic Balkan route, between the Bosporus and Spielfeld. At several stations along the way, authorities register clear increases in comparison to the previous year at the same time: up 155% between Greece and North Macedonia; up 76% in the pivotal country of Bosnia; up 31% in Croatia.
More Attacks on the Balkan Route
After Italy was able to reduce passage over the Mediterranean to zero, the passage through the Balkans, called by immigrants, politicians, authorities and the residents of the region the Game, became attractive again. The route ex-chancellor Kurz had once declared closed became porous again. Needed for the game — the word is a play on computer games where it is necessary to pass different levels in order to reach a goal or break a record — are time, luck and a smartphone. Between the Aegean and the Alps, participating immigrants pass through level after level. The goal is Austria, Germany or Sweden. Many make it through; some are stranded along the way; several are killed. Our reporters Georg Gassauer and Benedikt Morak investigated at the most important stations. Encountering participants, major players and minor players, they traveled especially in Bosnia, the pivotal point on the route.
Level 1: Greece
Among those who play the game is Amir (name changed) from Afghanistan. He traveled on a forged Austrian pass from Turkey to Greece, intended to fly from there to Germany, but at the airport had to return to Start. German customs, which checked air passengers from Greece, were alerted. So Amir stayed there: the alternative was the land route.
Why the strictness? March 20, 2016 marked a kind of new beginning of European immigration policy. Because of the pressure from the Austrian government at the time, the borders of four countries on the western Balkan route (Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, North Macedonia) were closed simultaneously. Meanwhile, German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s diplomacy was being implemented, and the era of close cooperation between EU countries and Turkey began. The official position was that a refugee and immigration crisis like 2015 shouldn’t happen again. And in fact, the number of arrivals from that time was not equaled.
Nevertheless, despite all measures taken, 116,537 arrivals from Turkey to Greece were counted between April 1, 2016 and May 31, 2019. Amir from Afghanistan was one of them. And now, in the summer of 2019, the pressure on the border “is getting stronger and stronger.” So says Gerald Tatzgern, of the section for organized immigration crime in the federal police. He warns that migrants stopped for now on the Balkan route “are slowly losing their patience and want to continue.”
On two recent occasions German Chancellor Angela Merkel has displayed severe and obvious whole-body tremors — what you might call the Rattlesnake Shake.
The first video below shows video excerpts from both those shaky occasions, particularly the most recent one. The second video uses the first incident as a jumping-off point to speculate about the possible ascendancy of the Greens — who got the largest share of the vote in the recent European Parliamentary elections — after the all-but-inevitable ouster of Mrs. Merkel and her replacement by a palatable CDU cardboard cutout such as AKK. This clip uses excerpts from an interview with Robert Habeck of the Green Party in which he explicitly declares his goal to be the establishment of a People’s Republic of Germany along the lines of the one in China.
Many thanks to MissPiggy for the translations, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling.
Edwin Wagensveld is the leader of the Dutch chapter of Pegida. Last weekend, when they were preparing for a demonstration in front of a mosque, he and his colleagues were pelted with eggs and bricks. In the end, however, it was only the Pegida demonstrators — including Mr. Wagensveld — who were arrested.
Long-time readers will remember Edwin Wagensveld as the man who was arrested three years ago for wearing a pig hat at a demonstration.
Many thanks to C for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:
Geert Wilders is on trial, yet again. His “crime” was to ask his supporters whether they wanted more or fewer Moroccans. This is the second time he has been prosecuted for this crime; the first ended in a mistrial.
The announcement below was sent by the PVV (Party for Freedom, Partij voor de Vrijheid).
Political trial against freedom of speech resumes tomorrow morning
Tomorrow morning in the extra-secured court at Schiphol Airport the trial against Geert Wilders resumes.
It is a political trial not only because Geert Wilders is being prosecuted for expressing his opinion, which is not favoured by the political elite. It is a political trial as well because of the political interference in the process.
Earlier this month Geert Wilders called for a parliamentary inquiry into the political interference in his trial.
Wilders’ defense team obtained a notary statement from a former official of the Department of Justice in which the official declares overhearing a conversation between the then Secretary-General and then Minister of Justice Opstelten.
According to this remarkable statement Opstelten explicitly said that the public prosecutor should proceed to prosecute Wilders because ‘he is getting in our way’.
Dutch media reported about contact between Opstelten and the head of the public prosecutor about the case in 2014.
They also mention Opstelten was keen to see Wilders prosecuted.
The Current Minister of Justice Ferd Grapperhaus still refuses to send documents detailing the meetings —which had been officially denied — to parliament.
The documents will remain secret, the minister told MPs.
The original appeal began in May last year, but Wilders’ legal team successfully applied for the judges to be removed after alleging bias.
Both Opstelten and former prosecution chief Herman Bolhaar have recently been heard behind closed doors.
This political interference is unworthy of a Western democracy and this trial must be stopped!
Click here to read the RTL Nieuws article (Dutch).
Click here to read the Telegraaf newspaper article (Dutch).
The following article was published earlier today by the Center for Security Policy. The treatment of Raymond Ibrahim by the Army War College is a reminder of why Major Stephen Coughlin was so abruptly terminated as a consultant for the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Agents of the Muslim Brotherhood have been inserted in strategic positions at all levels of federal, state, and local government. This obviously includes the Pentagon:
Army War College Sides with CAIR
by Christopher Holton June 14, 2019
Raymond Ibrahim is one of the most esteemed and intrepid experts on the threat from Islamic jihad and sharia.
He has written extensively on the subject matter and his work is simply beyond reproach.
In 2007 Ibrahim wrote The Al Qaeda Reader in which he translated the written and spoken words of Osama Bin Laden, Ayman al-Zawahiri and other Al Qaeda leaders. The Al Qaeda Reader is an indispensible window into the world of Islamic jihad.
Last year, Ibrahim came out with his excellent Sword and Scimitar,which details 14 centuries of conflict between the Islamic world and the West.
In addition to his prolific writing in books and columns, Ibrahim is a sought-after speaker.
Recently, the US Army War College invited him to speak.
And that is where the trouble began. In the end it shows an Army War College that has been penetrated by enemy influence operations.
When the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) got word that Ibrahim was slated to speak at the War College, their propaganda and character assassination mechanism shifted into high gear. CAIR contacted the War College and urged them to rescind Ibrahim’s invitation.
Unfortunately, the War College bowed to CAIR’s wishes and “postponed” Ibrahim’s appearance.
Had this been a civilian college or university that caved to CAIR, it could be chalked up to political correctness gone wild.
Last August three young men were attacked by culture-enrichers in the eastern German city of Chemnitz, and one of the victims later died. There were mass demonstrations in response the following week. An antifa group used a brief video of a confrontation that took place during the demos, and mischaracterized what happened in it, claiming that it showed a “manhunt” of foreigners by right-wing extremists. The media eagerly ran with the story — the arbiters of German politics and culture are Wessis, and are always ready to look down on Ossis as backward racists.
The government took its cue from the media. Even Chancellor Merkel chimed in to condemn the “manhunt” in Chemnitz. When the president of the Office for the Protection of the Constitution, Hans Georg Maaßen, said that the intelligence services had no indication that any such manhunts had occurred, he was pressured into resigning his position.
Now, almost ten months later, the government of Angela Merkel has finally admitted that it got its information from the mainstream media, and had never done any actual investigation of the allegations about a “manhunt” in Chemnitz.
So at last there is a clear chain of custody for the false narrative about what happened in Chemnitz: It was manufactured by a far-left antifa group, accepted and amplified uncritically by the mainstream media, and then adopted equally uncritically by the federal government of Germany. A member of the government whose sense of integrity required that he tell the truth was forced out of his office, and the government officially stonewalled any questions about the narrative for many months afterwards.
The two videos below concern the eventual debunking of the Chemnitz narrative. The first shows a brief speech in the Bundestag by Ulrich Oehme, who represents Saxony for the AfD (Alternative für Deutschland, Alternative for Germany). Mr. Oehme draws the chamber’s attention to the government’s deliberate propagation of the false narrative on Chemnitz, and demands that Angela Merkel step down as chancellor.
The second video is a report by Epoch Times that gives a detailed description and a timeline of events between August 2018 and June 2019.
Many thanks to MissPiggy for the translations, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has a strange political resilience. There was a time when antics such as hers would have long since driven a political leader from office, but Mutti Merkel just keeps going on. And on, and on, and on…
JLH, who translated the snip below, sends this explanatory note:
The following brief quote is from the regular feature by Henryk Broder, Broders Spiegel, which begins with “Mirror, mirror, on the wall” (what’s new this week?).
Broder’s Mirror: The Chancellor’s Life After Death
I have nothing more about the chancellor. I have written myself out, talked myself out, thought myself out, cursed myself out. Nothing more there. And then this speech at Harvard. The epitome of nothing. Hans Dieter Hüsch [cabaret performer, songwriter, author, etc.] would have said: Nothingness is running full speed ahead. And this thunderous applause for it. I have no words.
The number of Muslims living in Denmark has grown large enough to have electoral significance. And, as in all other Western countries, Muslims organize themselves to vote as a bloc, usually for the left-wing parties — the Left seems more willing than the Right to adopt policies that attract Muslim votes.
Tania Groth, who translated the article below, includes these remarks:
Four years of leftist socialist, globalist open-doors government spells no end of trouble for Denmark. This election was a watershed moment, and it would not surprise me at all if we have seen the last of any future conservative government (not that the last “conservative” government was any great force in stemming the tide — on the contrary — and the immigration-critical Danish People’s Party did pretty much nothing).
In any case, with the demographic situation and Muslims organizing themselves to vote for radical leftist parties… it is the beginning of the end. Denmark is gaining speed on the slippery slope and, alas, they’re either too dumb to realize it, or too lazy to do anything about it.
The mobilization of Muslim voters, which led to massive advances in the Radical Liberals in vulnerable residential areas, does not please everyone.
“It worries me, because it shows that there is no separation of the various powers, but instead parties are bonded together not on political grounds, but rather on the premises of Islam. It can affect the very basic uniformity we have in Danish society,” says Søren Hviid Pedersen, a debater and high school teacher with a PhD in political theory.
As Jyllands-Posten reported Friday, in urban districts that are on the government’s ghetto list, there was an organized mobilization of the area’s residents. In Gellerup in western Århus, an electoral group was set up, which in co-operation with a mosque and various associations, recommended that people vote for the Radicals and the Unity List.
Nor does it please the debater and priest Sørine Gotfredsen:
“When you begin with this mobilization, and even stand with authorities in the lead recommending specific parties (to vote for), the parallel society has gone from being introverted and closed and in general completely deaf towards the surrounding society to wanting to enter into the debate in order to change society. The parallel society comes a step further in the struggle for what defines Denmark.”
In Gellerup the Radical Liberals went from a voting share of 5.1 percent in 2015 to 34.2 percent in 2019. The same trend was seen in Vollsmose, Tingbjerg and in Nørrebro, where the Unity List is also strong.
Since his election as the president of France, Emmanuel “Toy Boy” Macron has made it abundantly clear that anyone in public life who crosses him will experience severe repercussions.
In the following video, Pierre Cassen of Riposte Laïque lists the various people who have been subjected to the vengeance of Emmanuel Macron. Marine Le Pen is the most notable, but she is only one of many.
Many thanks to Ava Lon for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:
Ava Lon has kindly supplied some background on the dramatis personae mentioned in Mr. Cassen’s monologue:
Gérard Collomb is a French politician of the Socialist Party. He served as Mayor of Lyon from March 2001 to July 2017 and was from May 2017 until October 2018 the Minister of the Interior in the Philippe Government. Unhappy with President Emmanuel Macron’s government, Collomb resigned in order to run again for mayor of Lyons. He is currently municipal councillor for the city of Lyon and councillor for the Metropolis of Lyon.
Rachida Dati is a French politician and Member of the European Parliament, representing Île-de-France. Prior to her election, she held the cabinet post of Keeper of the Seals, Minister of Justice. She was a spokesperson for Nicolas Sarkozy during the French presidential election of 2007. After his victory, Sarkozy appointed her to his Government on 18 May 2007. She was elected mayor of the 7th arrondissement of Paris on 29 March 2008.
Jean-Luc Antoine Pierre Mélenchon is a French politician serving as the member of the National Assembly for Bouches-du-Rhône’s 4th constituency since 2017.
After joining the Socialist Party in 1976, he was successively elected municipal councillor of Massy (1983), General Council of Essonne (1985) and Senator of the same department (1986, reelected in 1995 and then 2004). He also served as Minister for Vocational Education between 2000 and 2002, under Minister of National Education Jack Lang, in the cohabitation government of Lionel Jospin. He was part of the left wing of the Socialist Party until the Reims Congress of 2008, at the outcome of which he left that party to found the Left Party with Marc Dolez, a member of the National Assembly. He served as the president of the party, and then as its co-president (along with Martine Billard) until August 2014.
As leader of the Left Party, he joined the electoral coalition of the Left Front before the 2009 European elections, and was elected as a member of the European Parliament in the South-West constituency(reelected in 2014). He was the candidate of that coalition in the 2012 presidential election, in which he came in fourth, receiving 11.1% of the first-round votes. He founded the movement La France Insoumise (FI, “France Unbowed”) in February 2016. He stood as a candidate in the 2017 presidential election “outside the frame of political parties”, again coming in fourth, with 19.58% of the first-round votes. In June 2017 he became a member of the National Assembly for La France Insoumise after the following 2017 French legislative election, receiving 59.85% (in the second round) in the 4th constituency of Bouches-du-Rhône, entirely located in the city of Marseille.
Gabriel Attal is a French politician who is a member of the political party La République En Marche!
Stéphane Séjourné is a French politician who was elected as a Member of the European Parliament in 2019. ( He was the director of the En Marche campaign.)
Gilbert Collard is a French writer, barrister and politician serving as the member of the National Assembly for Gard’s 2nd constituency since 2012. He also is the Secretary-General of the Rassemblement bleu Marine (RBM), a right-wing political association and think-tank supporting Marine Le Pen, officially distinct from the National Rally (RN), the political party she leads.
Thomas Joly is a French politician, secretary general of the Parti de la France
Night and Fog (French: Nuit et brouillard) is a 1956 French documentary short film. Directed by Alain Resnais, it was made ten years after the liberation of Nazi concentration camps. The title is taken from the notorious Nacht und Nebel (German for “Night and Fog”) program of abductions and disappearances decreed by the Nazis on 7 December 1941.
Ever since J. Christian Adams, a career Department of Justice attorney, resigned in 2010 (during Obama’s first term) due to his own unwillingness to turn a blind eye to Eric Holder’s highly charged racialist program within the DOJ, I’ve been wondering when the corruption would be called to account. But it never happened. It never happens in the Democrat Deep State…unless, like Sidney Powell, you know where to look.
No, I didn’t know of her either, but I sure plan to follow what she has to say as this plotting is unloaded on a sickened American electorate. Can They manage to kill off the first capable president we’ve had in more than a generation??
This is a woman after Diana West’s own heart. Mine, too. She not only knows American jurisprudence, but she knows where (some of) the bodies are buried.
Sidney Powell was an Assistant United States Attorney in three judicial districts under nine United States Attorneys from both political parties. She represented the United States in 350 criminal appeals and represented private parties in another 150, all resulting in more than 180 published decisions. She was the youngest Assistant U.S. Attorney when she began practicing. She is an elected member of the American Law Institute and the past president of the Bar Association for the Fifth Federal Circuit and the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers.
Licensed to Lie: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice is a book she prayed she would never have to write. It’s written in the style of a legal thriller to be enjoyable and understandable to non-lawyers, but it is the true, behind-the-scenes insider perspective on major litigation during the last decade. If you think you know the truth about what happened to Arthur Andersen, Merrill Lynch, Enron, and former United States Senator Ted Stevens, think again. You won’t know the truth until you read LICENSED TO LIE. It tells a very human story that every informed citizen, lawyer, and judge should know. The foreword to the book is written by Judge Alex Kozinski, one of the most brilliant legal minds in the country. He is the Chief Judge of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, but he wrote the foreword in his personal capacity.
She also writes for the New York Observer…and her opinion pieces have received over 16,000 facebook posts, countless tweets, and other methods of “sharing.” […] They include 1. All the President’s Muses 2. Holder Protects Corrupt Prosecutors 3. War on Wall Street 4. Meet Emmet Sullivan (the IRS Judge who scheduled a hearing for July 10); 5. One Two Punch (IRS faces Two Federal Judges), and others. Her news articles and opinion pieces may be found here. These outstanding stories have been picked up multiple times by the Drudge Report, Investors Business Daily, Breitbart, Fox News, Greta Van Susternen, and countless other blogs and reporters. She is the only published authority on federal Judge Emmet Sullivan, former White House Counsel Kathryn Ruemmler, and now Mueller team special prosecutor Andrew Weissmann, and others.
She has been featured on Fox News, the CATO INSTITUTE (broadcast on C-Span), NewsMax TV, and countless radio shows. She has spoken on the topic of prosecutorial misconduct for two federal judicial conferences and numerous bar associations. Her website is here.
This book has over nine hundred customer reviews, overwhelmingly five-star, and they have continued to accrue over the five years since the book came out.
[NOTE: This post has been moldering in my Drafts since the video was brand-new. I’m sorry it’s no longer au courant, but my health (or lack thereof) interfered. While not breaking news, the main elements in this story will continue to drag their sadsack selves through the purgatory of American national politics. If I find any further Sidney Powell commentary, I’ll post it for you.]