Monday, May 30, 2016

TENSIONS RISING IN US-EU TTIP NEGOTIATIONS

An increasing array of groups are joining a coalition against mega free trade agreements like NAFTA, TPP and TTIP. Trade unions, leftist parties as well as some Republicans, like senator Jeff Sessions and Presidential candidate Donald Trump. As we have seen in the EU, these mega deals are often cover for globalist schemes to destroy national sovereignty. 

UPDATE: As the US and EU continue to secretly debate the controversial Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), talks aren’t only taking place behind closed doors. Frustrations are also being aired online, according to emails obtained by Politico. An email sent on Friday and obtained by the website shows the European Commission warning the 28 EU ambassadors in Brussels that there will be no TTIP deal unless Washington changes its approach to negotiations. The document focuses on agriculture, one of the most contentious of the 27 chapters currently under negotiation in TTIP talks. (More)



Tuesday, May 24, 2016

#EGYPTAIR: HUMAN REMAINS POINT TO EXPLOSION

An EgyptAir passenger jet traveling to Cairo from Paris with 69 people on board disappeared off the radar over the Mediterranean early Thursday. EgyptAir said the plane had been 10 miles inside Egyptian airspace when it disappeared. Human remains and debris has been found off the Greek island of Karpathos. 

UPDATE: (...) An Egyptian forensics official said 23 bags of body parts had been collected, the largest no bigger than the palm of a hand. Speaking on condition of anonymity, the official said their size pointed to an explosion, although no trace of explosives had been detected. (...) There are too few messages to fit a typical fire, which would normally trigger a cascade of error reports as multiple systems fail, he said, and too many of them to tie in neatly with a single significant explosion. Investigators will also need to understand why, for example, there was no message indicating the autopilot had cut off, progressively handing control back to the pilots as systems failed and computers became unsure what to do. (More)


POPE FRANCIS ISLAM'S BEST FRIEND

Every single interview and missive coming out of the Vatican is testimony that Pope Benedict was removed as an obstacle to powers that stand for ideological corruption in the Church. The views of usurper Pope Francis, agent of liberation theology and anti Christian postmodern innovations can no longer be attributed to 'misunderstandings' or 'lost in translation'.

UPDATE: In an analysis of Monday’s meeting between Pope Francis and Sheikh Ahmed el-Tayeb, the Grand Imam of the al-Azhar Mosque in Cairo, Vatican expert John L. Allen said that there is no Christian leader in the world today with a more credible claim to the title of a “friend of Islam.” Lining up the Pope’s credentials for such a claim, Allen notes that Francis opposed the idea of Western strikes on the Assad regime in Syria in September 2013, which won him the enduring gratitude of the Grand Mufti of Syria, Ahmad Badreddin Hassoun. On Holy Thursday, Francis washed the feet of Muslim inmates. He has welcomed Islamic leaders to the Vatican, and has become Europe’s “leading voice of compassion for Muslim refugees,” Allen states, including bringing back three Syrian Muslim refugee families after his recent trip to the Greek island of Lesbos. Along with his direct outreach to Muslims, Francis has also visited five places with a majority Muslim population, Allen observes, while paradoxically he has yet to make a single state visit to anywhere in Western Europe, “the traditional cradle of Christendom.” So far, he has visited Jordan, the “State of Palestine,” Turkey, Albania and Sarajevo. (...)

Monday, May 23, 2016

THE BALKAN CALIPHATE: SAUDI POWER IN KOSOVO

Greater Albania has been debating deployment in Syria. A Muslim state, a Balkan Caliphate in the heart of Europe, was supported by Internationalists when they created independent Kosovo and Bosnia. Kosovo registered its first Islamist political party in 2013. 

UPDATE: An article on NYT on the inroads of Wahabism into Europe from the Saudi foothold in Kosovo is oozing criminal naivet√© on the part of postmodern globalist thinkers. Bill Clinton's nexus with the lobby for Greater Albania created a Islamic state in the heart of Europe. To those with basic knowledge of Islam and its 1400 year old history -- not least in the region itself --  this development is no surprise. But the NYT is shocked, shocked by "a stunning turnabout for a land of 1.8 million people that not long ago was among the most pro-American Muslim societies in the world."

IRANIANS DEFYING THE MULLAHS ON FACEBOOK

The Green Revolution did not get enough support and eventually died. Now Iranian women are defying the mullahs in stealthily shedding their hijabs; men are donning drag in solidarity. They are sharing images on Facebook page “My Stealthy Freedom”.

UPDATE: (...)The social media campaign against the compulsory hijab she launched two years ago has almost a million followers. “The Government wants to create fear but women have found their own way to freely walk in the streets of Iran or drive without covering their heads. It is a serious cultural war between two lifestyles. For women, their hair is their identity and making it short to just avoid the morality police is really heartbreaking, but in a way, it is brave,” Alinejad said. “The head scarf issue often features prominently in the constant tug of war between hard-liners and Iran’s youth society. Iran’s laws require that all women, from the age of seven when they start school, cover their hair out of a traditional respect for culture and morality. But so far, Iranian women are brave to break this discriminatory law.” Iran recently arrested several women who shared photos of themselves in public with their hair uncovered on Instagram and other social media. Fearing similar repercussions, many women have now made their profiles private. A politician was disqualified from Iranian parliament after photos purporting to show her in public without a headscarf emerged, despite her insistence they were fake. (More)


Wednesday, May 18, 2016

GERMAN COURT BANS ANTI ERDOGAN SATIRE

German comedian Jan Böhmermann faces 3 years in prison for insulting Turkish President Erdogan. The Turks have now broadened their attack on Liberty to the Netherlands by prosecuting a critical columnist. Erdogan is now seeking an injunction against a German media executive.

UPDATE: A court in the German city of Hamburg on Tuesday banned the author of a poem lampooning Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan from publicly reciting passages from his work. The court ruled that only six lines of the 24-line poem by German comedian Jan Boehmermann could be recited, offering the Turkish leader a partial legal victory. The poem accused Erdogan of bestiality and paedophilia and has caused a storm in Germany over freedom of speech. Chancellor Angela Merkel has come in for criticism after she authorised possible criminal proceedings against Boehmermann. Any prosecution of the comedian would be launched under the rarely enforced section 103 of Germany’s criminal code — insulting organs or representatives of foreign states — which carries up to three years in prison


Tuesday, May 17, 2016

REPORT: HEZBOLLAH ORDERED TO TARGET SAUDIS

IS is a sideshow compared to the conflict that is about to engulf the Middle East and North Africa. A head-on collision between Islam's two great traditions: Shia Iran and its proxies and a great Sunni coalition led by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. With the storming of the Saudi Embassy in Tehran the conflict entered a new phase. 

UPDATE: If this report is true it sounds like it could be an enormous change in the Middle East map of violent aggression. From Middle East Eye:
The military wing of the Lebanese movement Hezbollah has been instructed by Iran to suspend operations against Israel and to target Saudi Arabia instead, Middle East Eye can reveal. The instruction comes in the wake of widespread anger at the apparent assassination of Mustafa Badreddine, its military commander in Syria and head of the movement’s military wing, which Hezbollah blamed on “takfiri” forces supported by Riyadh. According to well informed sources in Lebanon, the order was conveyed in person by Qasim Soleimani, the head of the Quds Force of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard (IRGC) who came to Beirut to give his condolescences. Clearly, that would be welcome relief to Israel but it signals a ramping up in the war between the two largest sects of Muslims, Sunni and Shiite. (More)

Friday, May 13, 2016

BEZOS USING WAPO FOR INFORMATION WAR

The monopoly of the media has finally come to a close. And they know it. In this live blog we relate the occasional insights into the pernicious role of the media and journalism in postmodern politics and society.



May 12, 2016 Trump: Amazon CEO using Washington Post for political power.

UPDATE: Donald Trump lashed out at Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos Thursday, claiming that the founder of Amazon.com was using the newspaper as a tool to influence corporate tax policy. (...) Trump was responding to Post Associate Editor Bob Woodward's disclosure that the newspaper has assigned 20 reporters to investigate the real estate mogul's life. (...) "He thinks I'll go after him for antitrust," Trump said Thursday. "Because he's got a huge antitrust problem because he's controlling so much, Amazon is controlling so much of what they are doing. "He's using The Washington Post, which is peanuts, he's using that for political purposes to save Amazon in terms of taxes and in terms of antitrust." Neither Bezos nor Amazon had any immediate comment in response to Trump's claims. (Source)

Sunday, May 8, 2016

THE CRUZ SCHEME TO "TAKE OVER SOCIETY"

Ted Cruz has not come to bring the originalist approach to the United States Constitution. His views on Liberty are not based on the principles of the Founding Fathers and the Enlightenment philosophers, but rather on a Christian heretic cult. He has a lot of his followers fooled, not least evangelicals and Tea Party Libertarians. 

UPDATE: We have previously outlined the approach the Karl Rove/Lee Atwater GOPe types will use to take down Ted Cruz. –HERE– Democrats would also use a similar approach if they ever had the need. Senator Cruz personifies their ideal opponent. Most of Ted Cruz supporters are severely religious, and/or they are part of the financial enterprises surrounding religion. As a direct consequence both elements are intensely committed to avoid vetting him. This head-in-sand approach presents a serious issue – when they don’t confront the problems they’re set up for catastrophic failure. The approach of “proselytizing as an electoral strategy” will bring money from intensely religious followers – but it can never win a broad based election. The following article from 2013 highlights how the GOPe will bring down Cruz as soon as his usefulness is expired. [2013 – TEXAS] In a sermon last year at an Irving, Texas, megachurch that helped elect Ted Cruz to the United States Senate, Cruz’ father Rafael Cruz indicated that his son was among the evangelical Christians who are anointed as “kings” to take control of all sectors of society, an agenda commonly referred to as the “Seven Mountains” mandate, and “bring the spoils of war to the priests”, thus helping to bring about a prophesied “great transfer of wealth”, from the “wicked” to righteous gentile believers. (More)