Tuesday, October 27, 2015


In a speech in the Strasbourg Parliament Nigel Farage, leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP) today compared the EU with the USSR. On the surface this comparison may appear to be far-fetched. State Capitalism 'works' (upto a point), while Communism does not. But in many other respects the two institutions are not that far apart. 

Oct 27, 2015 European Parliament Strasbourg, Nigel Farage: "The Modern-Day Implementation of the Brezhnev Doctrine".

The Brezhnev Doctrine states, that when forces that are hostile to Socialism try to turn the development of a Socialist country towards Capitalism, it becomes a common concern of all Socialist countries. This doctrine retroactively justified the invasion of Czechoslovakia in August 1968 and Hungary in 1956. (Wiki) Communism was an economic system -- the 'social ownership' of the means of production -- and it didn't work. The economic system of the European Union is known as the third way, the Rhineland model, or the mixed economy, a middle of the road mix of Capitalism and Socialism. It's a compromise between two systems that are at core incompatible. In the Capitalist system the Government is the hand maiden of Liberty. In Communism the economy is the servant of the State. The Chinese also devised a third way. It's called State Capitalism. And that is increasingly also the EU's economic system.

Monday, October 26, 2015


For the third time a eurozone country has effectively suspended the rule of law and democratic principles. After Greece and Italy it's now Portugal's turn to follow suit. Portugal’s President has refused to appoint a Left-wing coalition government even though it secured an absolute majority in the Portuguese parliament and won a mandate.

Oct 23, 2015 Portugal's president asked incumbent centre-right PM to form a government although it has no majority in Parliament. 

UPDATE: According to experts on Portuguese politics this kerfuffle is all due to an intricacy that is inherent in the system. That is somehow proof that this isn't a coup by the eurocrats. Check the comments at the bottom of present posting. But these advocates are missing the point, which is that the President of Portugal -- for reasons best known to himself -- has chosen to let other interests prevail over the electoral result. It is, what it is, folks! Here's MEP Hannan about this matter:


Thursday, October 22, 2015


Israeli PM Netanyahu is harvesting a storm of indignation by positing in a speech that not the Nazis but the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem is the source of the Final Solution, the genocide of the Jews in World War II. But his goal was to make a broader point.

Letter from the Grand Mufti to Ribbentrop, urging that Jews not be deported to Palestine.

UPDATE: After checking the historical records, turns out PM Netanyahu was absolutely right. But his actual goal was to make a broader point: that Islamic Jew hatred predates the Jewish state and even so called "occupation"

Mr. Netanyahu, who had also called the mufti “one of the leading architects of the Final Solution” in a 2012 speech, on Wednesday called the criticism of his remarks “absurd.” “My intention was not to absolve Hitler of his responsibility,” he said as he left Israel for Germany, where he met with Chancellor Angela Merkel.
“But rather to show that the forefathers of the Palestinian nation, without a country and without the so-called occupation, without land and without settlements, even then aspired to systematic incitement to exterminate the Jews.” 

Halliburton House, Inspiration For "The Fountainhead"

Early in her career the young Ayn Rand visited Halliburton's House (1938) in Laguna Beach. It was her inspiration for the novel The Fountainhead, in which an individualistic architect, Howard Roark chooses to struggle in obscurity rather than compromise his artistic and personal vision. (Wiki

Halliburton's House (1938) in Laguna Beach.

John C. Drew, an award-winning political scientist.is relating on his blog a recent visit to Halliburton's House (1938) in Laguna Beach, said to be the model for Howard Roark's fictional Heller House in Ayn Rand's novel The Fountainhead. (Wiki) Halliburton's House was visited by the young, yet-to-be-famous Ayn Rand when she was inspired to write the novel about personal and professional integrity. Draw describes it thusly:

The real life Halliburton House is indeed built on a cliff and seemingly arises out of it in a manner consistent with the novel protagonist Howard Roark's vision that a building should be a natural expression of its location. As Tore Boechmann writes in “The Fountainhead as a Romantic Novel,” Roark's architectural principles are outlined in the novel’s opening chapter:

Saturday, October 17, 2015

The Noakhali 1946 Hindu Genocide

Greater, undivided India has known many holocausts in its history. (Wiki) It is estimated that overall the victims of Islamic massacres amount to over 100 million souls. (Source) The Noakhali riots (that is how they start) was a series of massacres perpetrated in October–November 1946, called "Direct Action" by the Muslim League. (Wiki)

This video is a dedication to all victims of the Hindu Holocaust in Noakhali brought about by the "Direct Action" of the Muslim League in 1946.
“Worst of all was the plight of women. Several of them had to watch their husbands being murdered and then be forcibly converted and married to some of those responsible for their death. Those women had a dead look. It was not despair, nothing so active as that. It was blackness…….the eating of beef and declaration of allegiance to Islam has been forced upon many thousands of as the price of their lives”
This is what Miss Muriel Leister, member of a relief committee sent to Noakhali wrote on 6th November, 1946, (V.V. Nagarkar – Genesis – p. 446). The words have an eerie similarity to the outburst of Annie Beasant after the Moplah riots but belong to an entirely different holocaust. These riots had started about a month earlier in Muslim dominated twin districts of Noakhali and Tipperah. Since the Muslim League government was architect of the riots, news was suppressed for as long as possible. Amrita Bazar Patrika on 23/10/46 reported,


There are people today demanding RESPETC for nothing. Or for someone's opinion. Or somebody's religion. Somehow that demand is always one sided. They don't want so much respect, as acquiescence to our own enslavement. But free people aren't like that. They won't go quietly without putting up a hell of a fight. Or even a small gesture of defiance.

Incredible American Soldier Plays Star Spangled Banner.

We love acts of patriotism… and some say they’re even better when performed in foreign countries during Muslim prayer rituals. That’s exactly what happened when a soldier stationed in Afghanistan decided to interrupt the time of day in which Muslims were bowing towards Mecca and praising Allah with an epic rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Happy weekend, folks! 

Thursday, October 15, 2015


With the Russian military action in Syria the game has changed. What is Putin up to, and will he be successful? The internal conflict in Syria is just one part of the equation. There's a regional conflict raging between Sunnis and Shias, but there are also global tensions between Russia, the US and their proxies. And what about IS and Nusra? 

UPDATE: If the report about the Cuban involvement is true, about half the former Eastern bloc is back in action in the region. Information surfaced today that IS is mobilizing the male population over the age of 14 under its control. According to reports, the Russians have killed 150 of Obama "moderate" Syrian rebels. Only last Monday they announced a new coalition, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) made up of #YPG#FSA#MSF and a few other rebel groups (tweet). Not against ISIS, but against Assad, Russia and Iran. Read also Yaroslav Trofimov @yarotrof excellent analysis  (tweet).

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

White House "Consistently" Morally Confused on Israel

The 'lone wolf' attack is the new Palestinian tactic of choice. In a week's time there have been over 150 separate assaults in Israel. How many lone wolf attacks does it take to constitute a coordinated war? PM Netanyahu has promised to settle the score, as civilians have started to arm themselves.

UPDATE: This is a very interesting altercation between the White House spokesman Mark Toner and AP diplomatic writer, Matt Lee @APDiploWriter who is trying to make the former clarify the official WH stance that both Israelis and Palestinians must restrain from violence. As if Israel is somehow to blame for current spate of 'lone wolf' terrorist attacks against its own citizens. Toner doesn't even get what Lee is trying to do! Or he's pretending not to understand. He's reasoning from the logic that false moral equivalence between the Israelis and Palestinians is somehow fair, even handed and just being "consistent". What do you think? Does he really not understand the question, or is he pretending not to get it?

Monday, October 12, 2015

Russians and Saudis Agree On Common Goals

Russia has ramped up its presence in Syria, allegedly in order to fight ISIS, but also to prop up the Assad regime. Obama and his pro Muslim Brotherhood policies have made the West an irrelevant force in the Middle East. 

UPDATE: The West's traditional allies are jumping the sinking ship of the Coalition of the Willing. Putin's star is rising. The damage Obama has done will take years to undo.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Saudi Arabia’s defense minister have agreed that Moscow and Riyadh should pursue common goals in Syria, including national reconciliation and combating terrorists, Russian FM Sergey Lavrov said. “First of all, they are to prevent a terrorist caliphate from getting the upper hand in Syria.” The second goal that we share with Riyadh is “ensuring the triumph of national reconciliation in Syria so that all Syrians, regardless of their nationality or religion, will feel masters of their land,” he said. 
In the meantime a new opposition coalition has been forged. Its goal is not to fight ISIS (there's another coalition to do that), but to combat the Assad-Russia-Iran axis.

Friday, October 9, 2015


In the Arab Spring (not a grassroots movement) the rule of the Muslim Brotherhood was advanced with the support of the West. But tyranny by popular proclamation isn't Liberty, or even democracy. Geo politically the policy has destabilized the entire Middle East and North Africa.

Sep 1, 2015 In the Arab Spring, Tunisians hoped that jobs and prosperity would follow the rise of democracy in their country. Now, Tunisia is the number 1 supplier of rats for the Islamic State.

UPDATE: The progressive supranationalists of Nobel Committee striking again! The Economist has the gall to call the Arab Spring disaster in Tunisia "a rare success". A country that, like Egypt, managed to save itself from the onslaught of democratic Islamism in the nick of time! As we read in this log, Tunisia is the number 1 supplier of ISIS rats! The Nobel Peace Prize ought to be renamed the Orwell Peace Prize!