Saturday, April 27, 2013

Netherlands Want Municipal Superskunk Grass

Care for a cigarette from the Municipal Tobacco Plantation? Or a stiffener from the General State Brewery?
Is there a future for the free market?
We are going through a revival of the old socialistic practices, the norm before the 'neo liberal' Reagan/Thatcher revolution.
One corruption breeds the next.

What is Killing Europe

Crossposted from ZeroHedge 

From Mark Grant, author of Out Of The Box, a follow up to our "A Few Quick Reminders Why NOTHING Has Been Fixed In Europe (And Why LTRO 3 Is Not Coming)" from March 2012.

The bigger the real-life problems, the greater the tendency for people to retreat into a reassuring fantasy-land of abstract theory and technical manipulation.

Saudi Terror Suspect in Disappearing Act

In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing Walid Shoebat explored the Saudi involvement in the attack. In subsequent days conservative talk show host Glenn Beck investigated a young Saudi, Abdul Rahman Ali Al-Harbi, member of a clan with extensive ties in terrorism as described by Shoebat (screen shot). Al-Harbi was treated in hospital for injuries he sustained in the attack. Part 1, part 2.

In the hospital Al-Harbi was placed under arrest. The day after the attack the FBI searched his house for nine hours, and they grilled his room mates for five hours. Al Harbi is on a no fly list, yet he 'walked in' on a special passport. He has an FBI file marked "armed and dangerous" with status 212-3B which which means he's a proven terrorist.

A day later Foreign Secretary Kerry had two unscheduled meetings with the Saudi Foreign Minister; then someone tried to destroy the file, while Al Harbi's status was subsequently downgraded from 'suspect', down to simply 'witness'. According to the Dept. of Homeland Security Al Harbi's visa has expired and he will be deported, but the FBI has no idea where he is.

And now a person with the same name appears to have visited the White House on a number of occasions:

Of course, the White House will say it was another Abdul Rahman Al-Harbi.

Losing the War Against Islam

The Obama administration has practically outlawed investigations into Islamic extremism. Homeland Security has purged information from the system. Hundreds of files have been destroyed.

Islamic terrorism is religiously inspired warfare, which means it is interpreted as related to 'a religion'. The FBI has been aware of a future terrorist’s escalating religious radicalization and did nothing about it because policies prohibited them from doing so.

The reason why terrorism is attributed to Al Qaeda after the fact, is because prior to the fact the source - Islam - is untouchable because it is 'a religion'. But religion is not a specific category! It is an idea, like any other ideology. In other words, religion is providing an evil, oppressive ideology with a free pass because it is a 'belief', according to some, benevolent per definition!

We cannot fight an enemy we cannot properly identify.

And then there's the insane prohibition to connect the dots, to deduce a generality from a number of specifics: instead we see the 20,000 terror attacks since 9/11 as unrelated incidents!

This existential war cannot be won with half our brain tied behind our back!

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