A country can no more devalue its way to prosperity then it can spend its way into solvency. The combined effect of Obama's economic policies will be lower real wages, which means a lower standard of living for Americans. But look on the bright side: Buffett will still be fabulously rich as will be all those super rich Hollywood Democrats. For them the American Dream will continue
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
General Casey let the cat out of the bag by saying that the loss of diversity would be worse than mass murder. Think about the mentality behind it. It shows a disconnect from reality, from life itself, that worships at the altar of an ideological concept infused with a misplaced religious function. This self destructive mentality is what we are up against in the West. It didn't just start with Obama, it was starting to emerge, or be detectable, in the 1990's. Now it is everywhere and Obama is its symbolic leader. It took at least the last thirty years for the deconstruction and long march to work through public institutions to bring us to this point where it now overtly manifests and shows its dominance.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
By Robert Spencer (from "Pure Islam" and Michael van der Galiën)
Shafi'i school: A Shafi'i manual of Islamic law that was certified in 1991 by the clerics at Al-Azhar University, one of the leading authorities in the Islamic world, as a reliable guide to Sunni orthodoxy, stipulates that “the caliph makes war upon Jews, Christians, and Zoroastrians...until they become Muslim or pay the non-Muslim poll tax.” It adds a comment by Sheikh Nuh ‘Ali Salman, a Jordanian expert on Islamic jurisprudence: the caliph wages this war only “provided that he has first invited [Jews, Christians, and Zoroastrians] to enter Islam in faith and practice, and if they will not, then invited them to enter the social order of Islam by paying the non-Muslim poll tax (jizya)...while remaining in their ancestral religions.” ('Umdat al-Salik, o9.8).
Of course, there is no caliph today, and hence the oft-repeated claim that Osama et al are waging jihad illegitimately, as no state authority has authorized their jihad. But they explain their actions in terms of defensive jihad, which needs no state authority to call it, and becomes "obligatory for everyone" ('Umdat al-Salik, o9.3) if a Muslim land is attacked. The end of the defensive jihad, however, is not peaceful coexistence with non-Muslims as equals: 'Umdat al-Salik specifies that the warfare against non-Muslims must continue until "the final descent of Jesus." After that, "nothing but Islam will be accepted from them, for taking the poll tax is only effective until Jesus' descent" (o9.8).
Hanafi school: A Hanafi manual of Islamic law repeats the same injunctions. It insists that people must be called to embrace Islam before being fought, “because the Prophet so instructed his commanders, directing them to call the infidels to the faith.” It emphasizes that jihad must not be waged for economic gain, but solely for religious reasons: from the call to Islam “the people will hence perceive that they are attacked for the sake of religion, and not for the sake of taking their property, or making slaves of their children, and on this consideration it is possible that they may be induced to agree to the call, in order to save themselves from the troubles of war.”
However, “if the infidels, upon receiving the call, neither consent to it nor agree to pay capitation tax [jizya], it is then incumbent on the Muslims to call upon God for assistance, and to make war upon them, because God is the assistant of those who serve Him, and the destroyer of His enemies, the infidels, and it is necessary to implore His aid upon every occasion; the Prophet, moreover, commands us so to do.” (Al-Hidayah, II.140)
Maliki school: Ibn Khaldun (1332-1406), a pioneering historian and philosopher, was also a Maliki legal theorist. In his renowned Muqaddimah, the first work of historical theory, he notes that “in the Muslim community, the holy war is a religious duty, because of the universalism of the Muslim mission and (the obligation to) convert everybody to Islam either by persuasion or by force.” In Islam, the person in charge of religious affairs is concerned with “power politics,” because Islam is “under obligation to gain power over other nations.”
Hanbali school: The great medieval theorist of what is commonly known today as radical or fundamentalist Islam, Ibn Taymiyya (Taqi al-Din Ahmad Ibn Taymiyya, 1263-1328), was a Hanbali jurist. He directed that “since lawful warfare is essentially jihad and since its aim is that the religion is God’s entirely and God’s word is uppermost, therefore according to all Muslims, those who stand in the way of this aim must be fought.”
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Julia Gorin quoting piece by Gregory Copley, director of Defense & Foreign Affairs Strategic Policy
“Barack Obama took, as he said he would, strong steps to ensure that the US was no longer a dominant - or predatory - global power. That was his moral or political conviction; his vision that the US should no longer [be] the great capitalist superpower. And yet he expects to maintain, as US President, global authority in his own right. This is narcissism on a global scale. Rather than “speaking softly and carrying a big stick,” as US Pres. Theodore Roosevelt advocated, Ohama increasingly carries a smaller and smaller stick, and speaks more and more loudly. What proved to be a successful strategy for Teddy Roosevelt has been reversed by Barack Obama, and will, ipso facto, lead to US strategic decline.”
“This reality has already begun to be proven.”
Friday, November 6, 2009
[…] in his poem "Feelings," dedicated to his childhood sweetheart and later wife, Jenny von Westphalen, Marx expressed both his megalomania and his enormous thirst for destruction:
Heaven I would comprehend
I would draw the world to me;
Loving, hating, I intend
That my star shine brilliantly
Worlds I would destroy forever,
Since I can create no world;
Since my call they notice never
Here, of course, is a classic expression of Satan's supposed reason for hating, and rebelling against, God.
In another poem Marx writes of his triumph after he shall have destroyed God's created world:
Then I will be able to walk triumphantly,
Like a god, through the ruins of their kingdom.
Every word of mine is fire and action.
My breast is equal to that of the Creator.
And in his poem "Invocation of One in Despair," Marx writes,
I shall build my throne high overhead,
Cold, tremendous shall its summit be.
For its bulwark — superstitious dread.
For its marshal — blackest agony.
The Satan theme is most explicitly set forth in Marx's "The Fiddler," dedicated to his father.
See this sword?
The prince of darkness
Sold it to me.
With Satan I have struck my deal,
He chalks the signs, beats time for me
I play the death march fast and free.
Comment: For anyone that is trying to understand psychology behind human action in the world today, THIS IS A MUST READ!
Thursday, November 5, 2009
What we are seeing today in the US has already happened everywhere else in the West where the process is further developed. Do we see even the beginnings of a reversal outside the US? No we don't. Even the conservative parties outside the US have accommodated themselves to the liberal/socialist/communist state. Their only ambition is to get power to rule the roost and tap the money flow.
I am in sympathy with the tea parties and Middle America's resistance to our side into National Socialism, but I am very pessimistic. The liberal/socialist/communist cabal that rules America, the MSM, government, academia, Hollywood, etc., now rules with an iron fist, and intend to this time (unlike what happened in the 1990's) to completely neutralize or destroy the conservative opposition. They will literally destroy the US to gain total power.
This is what we are up against. It is possible that the 2010 election will be like the 1992 election and throw a large number of demoncrats out of office but the momentum of soon to be passed so-called health care and cap and tax and other legislation will not be derailed, legislation that will put the brakes on expansion of the economy and fuel our descent into a greater depression. And as we fight more violently over a rapidly diminishing economic pie these same elites will ‘save us again’, gaining more control over us and lining their pockets in the process. They are more than willing to sell out America to foreign interests, foreign ideologies, and foreign religions, and to enslave their own people. They are the walking dead, trying to suffocate our spirit. But the joke of history will be on them, they can destroy us but they will certainly destroy themselves.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
By: Eric Sprott & David Franklin (article link)
“In case you failed to catch it in our previous articles this year, we thought we’d state it outright for our readers this month: the United States Government is on a trajectory to default on their obligations. In its current financial condition, it will not be able to fund its forecasted budget deficits and unfunded Social Security and Medicare promises on top of its current debt obligations. This isn’t official yet, and we don’t know when the market will react to it, but there is no longer any doubt about the extent of their trajectory. There simply isn’t enough taxing power, value creation or outside capital willing to support its egregious spending.”
Monday, October 26, 2009
By Richard Fernandez (article link)
The Roman Catholic Church is living through an extraordinary historical moment. It is facing two religious competitors. From one side, there is the religion which pretends to be a political movement — socialism/communism. From the other flank there is the political movement which pretends to be a religion — Islam. Both religions have massive amounts of money, heavy weaponry and great cultural power. Pope Benedict has probably looked at the ancient but fragile ramparts of Rome and realized that unless something turns up, they may not hold. Indeed, any normal assessment of forces would conclude that Benedict’s Church is doomed. The future looks like a face-off between socialist secularism and unbending Islam. How can Christianity even hope to keep the field? The full power of political correctness are marshaled on the one hand, and the multitudinous throngs of the Jihad are arrayed on the other. Never mind Canterbury’s end. What odds would you give Rome?
Comment: Peel back the layers of the above concept of the Roman Catholic Church facing two religious competitors. Underneath I find Western Civilization in the middle of the hammer and the anvil of the spirit of our time. Not the modern concept of spirit as mind or intellect but the spirit known to the ancient world and middle ages, a spirit which is a mix of opposites, the hammer and anvil. The building alliance of the Left (including the national socialist left) with the Islamic jihad then is obvious and inevitable. They both underneath are of the same spirit, cooperatively squeezing life out of the West.
Friday, October 23, 2009
by J. R. Nyquist (article link)
It has now been 30 years since Christopher Lasch wrote The Culture of Narcissism. According to Lasch, "The psychological patterns associated with pathological narcissism, which in less exaggerated form manifests themselves in so many patterns of American culture - in the fascination with fame and celebrity, the fear of competition, the inability to suspend belief, the shallowness and transitory quality of personal relations, the horror of death - originate in the peculiar structure of the [modern] American family.... Industrial production takes the father out of the home and diminishes the role he plays in the conscious life of the child." Today one might add that the mother, too, has been largely taken out of the home. Thus the way is paved to the collapse of parental authority and the sinister process of state usurpation of the parental function.
The collapse of order has many causes, and results in a growing sickness within the American soul. "Before a person can live tolerably with himself or with others," wrote Russell Kirk, "he must know order. If we lack order in the soul and order in society, we dwell" in a land of darkness. Life becomes insufferable without harmony, meaning or purpose. Of the many signs of a breakdown, our instincts have become attenuated; we do not know our enemy (as we do not know ourselves); we do not know where we stand in history, as we do not care to know any history - imagining ourselves somehow separated from history, even to the point of being "above" history. This sense that we are excepted from history comes from a corollary sense of unreality.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
By Paul B. Farrell (article link)
Jack Bogle published "The Battle for the Soul of Capitalism" four years ago. The battle's over. The sequel should be titled: "Capitalism Died a Lost Soul." Worse, we've lost "America's Soul." And, worldwide, the consequences will be catastrophic.
That's why a man like Hong Kong contrarian economist Marc Faber warns in his Doom, Boom & Gloom Report: "The future will be a total disaster, with a collapse of our capitalistic system as we know it today."
No, not just another meltdown, another bear-market recession like the one recently triggered by Wall Street's too-greedy-to-fail banks. Faber is warning that the entire system of capitalism will collapse. Get it? The engine driving the great "American Economic Empire" for 233 years will collapse, a total disaster, a destiny we created.
OK, deny it. But I'll bet you have a nagging feeling that maybe he's right, that the end may be near. I have for a long time: I wrote a column back in 1997: "Battling for the Soul of Wall Street." My interest in "The Soul" -- what Jung called the "collective unconscious" -- dates back to my Ph.D. dissertation, "Modern Man in Search of His Soul," a title borrowed from Jung's 1933 book, "Modern Man in Search of a Soul." This battle has been on my mind since my days at Morgan Stanley 30 years ago, witnessing the decline.
[…] Go see Michael Moore's documentary, "Capitalism: A Love Story." "Disaster Capitalism" author Naomi Klein recently interviewed Moore in The Nation magazine: "Capitalism is the legalization of this greed. Greed has been with human beings forever. We have a number of things in our species that you would call the dark side, and greed is one of them. If you don't put certain structures in place or restrictions on those parts of our being that come from that dark place, then it gets out of control."
Greed's OK, within limits, like the 10 Commandments. Yes, the soul can thrive around greed, if there are structures and restrictions to keep it from going out of control. But Moore warns: "Capitalism does the opposite of that. It not only doesn't really put any structure or restrictions on it. It encourages it, it rewards" greed, creating bigger, more frequent bubble/bust cycles.
It happens because capitalism is now in "the hands of people whose only concern is their fiduciary responsibility to their shareholders or to their own pockets." Yes, greed was legalized in America, with Wall Street running Washington.
Comment: Excellent article by Paul B. Farrell except consider my underlined sections above.
What is Capitalism to Michael Moore? Do you see the confusion here? Either Capitalism is natural and reflects the human psyche or it doesn’t. He demonizes Capitalism without realizing that he is demonizing human nature. These are the fools that what to push us into Socialism which is contrary to human nature.
Socialism is the retrograde movement of civilization back to tribalism. America, the lynchpin of Western Civilization, is descending into Socialism which is an effect, or symbolic of the now rapid decline and collapse of the West.
The evolution of the US from a democratic republic into a more statist, more corporate formulation that looks more and more like the states of Europe and Asia every day, is what makes concepts such as too big to fail ("TBTF") and "systemic risk" viable. The migration of the US from a society based on individual liberty, work and responsibility, to a society where a largely corporate and socialist perspective holds sway, in my view, is changing the way we look at our financial and monetary system.
Our friends at the Fed and Treasury seem to know nothing about American values when it comes to insolvency or bank safety and soundness. Our founders embedded bankruptcy in the Constitution not out of generosity, but because they knew that prompt resolution and liquidation of claims benefitted all of society. The internationalist set, like their counterparts in Europe and Japan, talk of the ill-effects of resolving zombie banks via traditional bankruptcy, but fail to notice the benefits with equal concern. If we do not have losers and well as winners in our society, then we shall have neither.
The internationalist tendency prefers instead to align themselves with the view of foreign nations whose governments are predominantly socialist in economic orientation and authoritarian politically.
The difference that separates the United States from the rest of the world is the difference which has always divided us, namely our at least theoretical devotion to individual liberty and free markets. Until we break the Alliance of Convenience between the Congress, the Fed and the large, TBTF banks and force our public officials to embrace core American values regarding transparency, insolvency and accountability, we will not in my view find a way out of the crisis.
Monday, October 19, 2009
By MATT TAIBBI (article link)
“[…] while the rest of the civilized world responded to last year's catastrophes with sweeping measures to rein in the corruption in their financial sectors, the United States invited the wolves into the government, with the popular new president, Barack Obama — elected amid promises to clean up the mess — filling his administration with Bear's and Lehman's conquerors, bestowing his papal blessing on a new era of robbery.”
“The new president for whom we all had such high hopes [but not this blog!] went and hired Michael Froman, a Citigroup executive who accepted a $2.2 million bonus after he joined the White House, to serve on his economic transition team — at the same time the government was giving Citigroup a massive bailout. Then, after promising to curb the influence of lobbyists, Obama hired a former Goldman Sachs lobbyist, Mark Patterson, as chief of staff at the Treasury. He hired another Goldmanite, Gary Gensler, to police the commodities markets. He handed control of the Treasury and Federal Reserve over to Geithner and Bernanke, a pair of stooges who spent their whole careers being bellhops for New York bankers. And on the first anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers, when he finally came to Wall Street to promote "serious financial reform," his plan proved to be so completely absent of balls that the share prices of the major banks soared at the news.”
“The nation's largest financial players are able to write the rules for own their businesses and brazenly steal billions under the noses of regulators, and nothing is done about it. A thing so fundamental to civilized society as the integrity of a stock, or a mortgage note, or even a U.S. Treasury bond, can no longer be protected, not even in a crisis, and a crime as vulgar and conspicuous as counterfeiting can take place on a systematic level for years without being stopped, even after it begins to affect the modern-day equivalents of the Rockefellers and the Carnegies. What 10 years ago was a cheap stock-fraud scheme for second-rate grifters in Brooklyn has become a major profit center for Wall Street. Our burglar class now rules the national economy. And no one is trying to stop them.”
Sunday, October 18, 2009
The Window of Opportunity is Now Closed and Locked Down: Passing Goldstone Resolution Marks End of Peace Process Era
By Barry Rubin (article link)
“I now declare the window of opportunity that had seemed to open in the late 1980s, which met and failed the test of the Oslo process, and yet which continues to inspire false hope for many people to be fully and officially closed.”
Comment: And all the terrible consequences that are to follow.
Saturday, October 17, 2009
From Atlas Shrugs (article link)
“At [the 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference in] Copenhagen, this December, weeks away, a treaty will be signed. Your president will sign it. Most of the third world countries will sign it, because they think they’re going to get money out of it. Most of the left-wing regime from the European Union will rubber stamp it. Virtually nobody won’t sign it.”
“I read that treaty. And what it says is this, that a world government is going to be created. The word “government” actually appears as the first of three purposes of the new entity. The second purpose is the transfer of wealth from the countries of the West to third world countries, in satisfication of what is called, coyly, “climate debt” – because we’ve been burning CO2 and they haven’t. We’ve been [supposedly] screwing up the climate and they haven’t. And the third purpose of this new entity, this government, is enforcement.”
“How many of you think that the word “election” or “democracy” or “vote” or “ballot” occurs anywhere in the 200 pages of that treaty? Quite right, it doesn’t appear once. So, at last, the communists who piled out of the Berlin Wall and into the environmental movement, who took over Greenpeace so that my friends who funded it left within a year, because [the communists] captured it – Now the apotheosis [of the West] is at hand. They are about to impose a communist world government on the world. You have a president who has very strong sympathies with that point of view. He’s going to sign it. He’ll sign anything. He’s a Nobel Peace Prize [winner]; of course he’ll sign it.”
“And the trouble is this; if that treaty is signed, your Constitution says that it takes precedence over your Constitution, and you can’t resign from that treaty unless you get agreement from all the other state parties – And because you’ll be the biggest paying country, they’re not going to let you out of it.”
“So, thank you, America. You were the beacon of freedom to the world. It is a privilege merely to stand on this soil of freedom while it is still free. But, in the next few weeks, unless you stop it, your president will sign your freedom, your democracy, and your humanity away forever. And neither you nor any subsequent government you may elect will have any power whatsoever to take it back. That is how serious it is. I’ve read the treaty. I’ve seen this stuff about [world] government and climate debt and enforcement. They are going to do this to you whether you like it or not.”
Comment: the blue bracketed above added by Manzikert.
The biggest rip off in human history is about to commence.
The West is entering the final stage of its deconstruction, its death wish driven by unconscious fantasy thought forms.
Friday, October 16, 2009
By Ty Andros (article link)
“Let me get this straight. We're going to pass a health care plan written by a committee whose head says he doesn't understand it, passed by a Congress that hasn't read it but exempts themselves from it, signed by a president that also hasn't read it, and who smokes, with funding administered by a treasury chief who didn't pay his taxes, overseen by a surgeon general who is obese, and financed by a country that's nearly broke. What possibly could go wrong?”
by J. R. Nyquist (article link)
“Under the present administration the policy is clear: The American side gives up one strategic advantage after another; and the Russians have come to expect these concessions. Logically, the Kremlin envisions a day when there is a final concession; a concession that cannot be revoked; a concession that is strategically decisive. Perhaps the arms reduction talks of today are approaching that point. Once the U.S. reduces its nuclear arsenal below 500 warheads – especially if those warheads are kept on submarines - a successful Russian preemptive attack becomes possible. “
“[…] President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton treat with the Russians as though America was guilty of imperialist ambition and trickery. They give Russian military experts unprecedented access to U.S. missile sites. Could it be, having sat in the Trinity United Church of Christ, listening to Rev. Jeremiah Wright calling God's wrath down on America, that Barack Obama is unconsciously setting up our nuclear destruction? “
Comment: America is committing suicide but so is the rest of the Western world. It is a deconstruction of civilization and is a key concept which was touched upon by Mr Nyquist in his use of the word ‘unconsciously’.
Its symptoms in the culture are the secular religions of multiculturalism and political correctness which is unconsciously driven by the religious function in the psyche. It is an inflation that grabs one from the back of the neck, a possession of the thought fantasy forms of consciousness. The inherited cultural self is being progressively negated by an avalanching self-feeding process of deconstruction (self destruction). This self destruction is unconsciously being played out (projected into) the world.
The possession targets the projection of good and evil into the world. In the West good was historically projected on what is near and familiar and evil onto the remote. In the 1960’s there was a psychic reversal where evil was re-projected onto what is near (the inherited culture) and good onto the remote (the rest of the world).
History has DNA markers. There are several periods in history where a superior civilization that is near exhaustion uses magic wand thinking to wish away what threatens it with all the tragic consequences that follow. America is now at the stage of magic wand thinking in the age of weapons of mass destruction.
This is where the unconscious process of cultural deconstruction is leading the West, to its demise.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Posted by Anders (article link)
The Telegraph 12 Oct. 2009: The BBC has made a U-turn on climate, quoting Prof. Don Easterbrook, Western Washington University, as saying, the Pacific is cooling - and this guarantees us 30 years of climate cooling. Piers Corbyn from Weatheraction, a company specialising in long range weather forecasting, said: “Possibly some people in the BBC have worked out that the whole shooting match will collapse and they had better be ahead of the game.” More often than not they (the BBC) put forward the brainwashing views of CO2-driven, man-made climate change. He said climate change was a “weapon of mass taxation.”
Monday, October 12, 2009
Posted by Anders (article link)
Summary: Again, IPCC- providers postulate anthropogenic global warming after a period of 11 years of cooling, which were, of course, global warming, nevertheless! The manmade CO2 myth goes back to Edmund de Rothschild (1987) - 28.53 min but was incarnated by Keith Briffa´s (1995) "detection" of a positive correlation between summer temperature and the width of treerings in Yamal, Siberia. The material had been provided by 2 Russians - on their mere words, although it might just as easily have been from St. Petersburg! Briffa got a professorship with this material, when with just 3 drill cores he claimed historical and scientific evidence of the medieval warm period to be nonsense! Since he corroborated with cores from 12 trees! In return, temperature was stated not to have been higher over the last 2000 years than about the year 2000! Michael Mann built a hockey stick curve on Briffas "finds"- the symbol of aggressive global warming. They would not surrender their material for contol testing through 10 years - until the Royal Society at the request of Steve McIntyre forced them to do so. Then the whole web of lies fell to the ground: Briffas own material showed that there is no positive correlation between the Siberian summer temperature and the widths of treerings. Furthermore, Briffa had selected the 12 trees that showed rising temperature / treering correlation, omitting a material from many more neighboring trees. After they were plotted in, there was no correlation whatsoever! The treering method itself is unsuitable as an indicator because of the local influence of moisture, nutrients, etc. Briffa and Mann led the IPCC, who never intervened. These 2 men are the instigators of the crazy political and corporate climate ideology that real climatologists cannot see a basis for. It's all a huge lie - built on anti-science. But it does not stop the IPCC or the New World Order politicians. Neither Mann! For they are living entirely on lies. Mann now has just made himself the laughing stock of hurricane experts with an amateur hurricane-hockey stick!
Sunday, October 11, 2009
It starts in the 1990's in the Balkans. Up to then I was probably a typical anti-communist cold warrior conservative. Initially I believed western reports of Serb mass murder of Bosnian Muslims. Talk to any Armenian about genocide anywhere and it will activate his genes. But it didn't smell right. The facts didn't add up. Most of the reports were from outsiders not in the region which didn't jive with reports from UN personnel on the ground. It was then that I became aware of the growing left/islamist/fascist alliance in Croatia and Bosnia, then discovered that it extended into Western Europe, then discovered that it was backed by Germany and the USA(!) This shocked me to my roots. Then they tried the same Balkan routine on the Armenians with CNN mouthing Azeri lies (after the Azeris massacred Armenians in Baku); this was only stopped by Armenians threatening overt physical violence against CNN (note this little known fact). Then the bombing of Yugoslavia (another stab in the back like the crusade in 1204) following by Serbs massacred and the mass destruction of Churches in Kosovo. After 911 I discovered that nearly every US middle eastern studies department has been comprised by the Saudis; graduates now infect all our institutions, state, federal, and private (this is one reason why we were blind to the coming 911; our middle eastern specialists are all dhimmis). Almost every VIP ex-governmental official is on a Muslim payroll, mainly from Turkey, Azerbaijan, and Saudi Arabia. I almost puked when Bush said Islam is a religion of peace. The icing on the cake was Eurabia by Bat Ye'or and the books by Orianna Fallaci.
By about 2006 I had come to the conclusion that Europe is being lost to Islam and that a new wave of Jew hatred is sweeping the West like in the 1930s. There is even a recent quote from someone that talked to Sarkozy where the latter said that the Islamization of France is inevitable. A big question still remained: what direction will the US take? There are very few Muslims in the US compared to Europe so I had initially thought that Mark Steyn was right that America would hold out alone. The election of Obama has exploded that hope. He and his well moneyed supporters will use every means at their disposal to push our descent into National Socialism and dhimmitude. Step back and think about that election. The republicans run the geriatric idiot McCane and the democrats run the anti-American stealth Muslim Obama. There you have powerful symbolism that shows the psychology of the country and the result of decades of cultural deconstruction. This is not a little bump in the road; this is a five hundred year turn in history.
I am attracted to the idea of having citizenship in one country, my money in another country (or countries), and residence in a third country. We are readying our house for sale and will at least move to a more rural location. Even while remaining in the US for the near term I still want to have a plan to relocate out of the US quickly if necessary. A lot can change for the worse in one or two years and don’t put too much hope on the 2010 election. Before the 2008 election Obama’s supporters said they would do anything to gain power and anything to hold it thereafter, and intended to crush the ability of the opposition to recover for decades. I plan on being prepared for the worst.
Everyone seems to think that the Islamic jihad against the West started on 911. It actually started in the 1920's when al Banna founded the Muslim Brotherhood (MB). Included in its goals from the beginning is a worldwide war on the infidel. George Habash admitted this to Orianna Fallaci. In the 1930's the MB was allied to and receiving assistance from the Nazis. After the war many Nazis fled to Egypt and Syria and helped the military of those countries. To this very day Mein Kampf is a best seller in Muslim countries, and you can easily find a picture of Hitler in the homes of many Muslims in the Middle East. During the war and into the 1950's the MB spread rapidly across North Africa and the Middle East, and is at the foundation of Hamas and Hezbollah. Fatah was built up by Arafat who is related to the Mufti that was allied to the Nazis in WW2. Note the Nazi salute is still used by Muslim militaries.
None of this would have mattered must to us except for the insane immigration policy of countries in the West that let in large numbers of Muslims, in Europe more than the US. It is to the point in Europe where Muslims know that they will eventually dominate the continent (and the UK). This is openly admitted by Muslims in the Middle East. They quite openly say that the goal is a Muslim dominated Europe, and demographers have documented the very much higher Muslim birthrates compared to native Europeans (the latter have dropped to less than replacement rate).Every third child born today in France is a Muslim child. Europe, as we know it, is the walking dead. The day will come when Muslims in Western Europe destroy the inheritance of Western Civilization like they destroyed it in Kosovo and Bosnia.
In the US the number of Muslims is still low, but they exert a huge influence at all levels of our institutions due to massive funding by Middle Eastern oil producers. Note that almost all of our VIP ex-government officials are on the Muslim payroll in one form or another, advancing Muslim interests in the US. The list is very long, so only mentioned here is that there are many advisors to the Obama, Bush, and Clinton administrations that represent Muslim interests. Nearly all the Middle Eastern studies departments in our universities have fallen under the influence of the Saudis since the 1970’s. The Middle Eastern specialists produced have a dhimmified view of Islam, and now infect all levels of our government and private institutions. This is why we were blind to the coming 911 attack.
And we are still blind. All of you on the left and right, you are blind. You can fight or you can appease the Islamic jihad against the West, Patriot Act or no Patriot Act, bases in Saudi Arabia or not – it won’t matter one bit. Islam is an implacable enemy which the Byzantines learned to their regret. This jihad against the West started in the 1920’s and you either think it will go away if you appease it (or help Israel to fall to slaughter), or fight it overseas while playing multicultural PC at home (remember Bush saying ‘Islam is a religion of peace’?). Islam knows that Europe is in the bag, and only has to take down the US. They know they don’t have the numbers in the US to overrun it like Europe, but they think of one attack that will cripple the US national psyche and economy, and that is to take out New York. They speak of it; they already planned and executed two attacks over ten years apart. It has been eight years since the last attack. I personally will not live in New York, for obvious reasons.
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
By DICK MORRIS & EILEEN MCGANN (article link)
Published on DickMorris.com on October 9, 2009
“Whether it was rewarding Jimmy Carter for criticizing the Iraq War or supporting Al Gore in his crusade against global warming, the Norwegian Parliament - which chooses the winners of the Nobel Peace Prize - has sought to use the award as a political tool to influence American politic s. Its prestige and moral power make the prize a potent weapon with which to help steer the direction of the colossus beyond the seas that controls a quarter of the world's economy and most of its military power.”
“Now, the Norwegians have weighed in to support Barack Obama in his bid to reshape America so it looks more like, well, Norway, or at least like Europe.”
“European socialism cannot succeed without conquering the United States. If the European Union has high taxes and the US keeps its levies low, business and brains will flow to America. If the EU's labor standards require long vacations, high benefits, and proscribe layoffs and ours' do not, employers will migrate across the ocean to do their business in the States. If the Old World curbs ambition by taxation, regulation, and social opprobrium, the ambitious will flock to the New World as they have done for four hundred years.”
“So, Lenin was right. Socialism cannot exist in just one country - or one continent. It must dominate worldwide or wealth and power will flow to those who remain committed to the free market. Europe realizes this reality and it makes Obama's election as president of the United States all the more welcome. “
“The Nobel Prize is really Obama's payback for disciplining the unruly United States and taming it to be a member of the European family of nations. Europe wants to reverse the American Revolution and re-colonize us and it sees in Obama a kindred spirit willing to do its bidding.”
“Does the United States let its entrepreneurs run wild, coming up with fanciful new ideas and making billions from them? Obama will regulate and subdue business just like they do in Europe. Do U.S. businesses compete by slashing prices, aggressively pursuing markets, and jockeying for market share? Obama will make them behave themselves and stay in line just like European companies do. Do Americans work hard and push aggressively to make as much money as they can? Obama will raise taxes, emphasize community values, and narcotize their ambition by offering government largesse.”
“And does the United States still believe in a sloppy, contrarian democracy in which ordinary people can directly affect their government, states have powers, and courts can reel in executive authority? Obama will use his rubber stamp majority in Congress to pass new laws regardless of public opinion and make us obey.”
“In foreign policy, is the United States still willing to stand up, alone if necessary, to protect human rights in Bosnia, in Iraq, and in Afghanistan? Obama will curb this unruly independence and mold it within the fabric of appeasement that has dominated Europe for the past half a century.”
“All this heavy lifting, this conversion of America into a European state, deserves a reward. And what is a more fitting one than to give Obama than the Nobel Peace Prize? He obviously doesn't deserve the award for economics or, given his health care ideas, for medicine. But the Peace Prize expresses Europe's longing: to take back the nation its overly ambitious and uppity children founded.”
Comment: Sure, Obama gets a prize from the land of Nazi lovers and Jew Haters.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
By Robert Fisk (article link)
“In the most profound financial change in recent Middle East history, Gulf Arabs are planning – along with China, Russia, Japan and France – to end dollar dealings for oil, moving instead to a basket of currencies including the Japanese yen and Chinese yuan, the euro, gold and a new, unified currency planned for nations in the Gulf Co-operation Council, including Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait and Qatar. “
“Secret meetings have already been held by finance ministers and central bank governors in Russia, China, Japan and Brazil to work on the scheme, which will mean that oil will no longer be priced in dollars.”
“The plans, confirmed to The Independent by both Gulf Arab and Chinese banking sources in Hong Kong, may help to explain the sudden rise in gold prices, but it also augurs an extraordinary transition from dollar markets within nine years. “
by Howard S. Katz (article link)
“In words of one syllable, the individuals who murder people under the Obama health care program are not acting in accord with law. It is impossible to legalize murder under the United States Constitution. Bureaucrats who accept jobs with the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology are murderers. The congressmen who voted for the creation of that agency and the President who signed it into law are murderers. And the doctors who actually carry those murders out are, of course, murderers also. What is happening is the take-over of the Government of the United States by a criminal class who is pretending to be justified by law. This is the concept of under-color-of-law (the commission of a crime while pretending to be acting as upholders of the law). “
“This idea was extensively employed by the Nazis. Once they abolished the German constitution, there was no law in Germany, but the Nazis managed to convince the majority of the German people that there was and that it had been changed from “thou shalt not commit murder” to “thou shalt commit murder.” The bizarre behavior of most of the German population and its willingness to obey Hitler’s orders came in large part from this concept of under-color-of-law.”
“What we are seeing as a social phenomenon is the party of love turning into the party of hate. This happened in Germany in the 1920s as the Social Democrats turned into the Nazis. The party of love in America did not have a special name. From 1933-2008, it was simply the left wing of the Democratic Party. Under the leadership of Barack Obama, these people are turning from love to hate and moving from left to right. We know what happened in Germany, and we know what happened in previous periods of history. The party of love turned into the party of hate and perpetrated mass murders on a scale which shocks us today. Then the world made up a pack of lies so that they could hide this fact from themselves.”
Comment: Our time is very similar to the 1930's. National Socialism will not come to America from the Right but from the Left as it did in Germany.
The party of love turning into the party of hate reminds me of what Carl Jung called enantiodromia (which he credits to Heraclitus) which is the idea that all things revert to their opposite. In Jungian psychology the tension of the opposites in the psyche can build up an imbalance sufficient to cause a sudden shift to the opposite pole.
The psyche of modern man alternates between megalomania and inferiority. In his megalomania he loves his self image as all loving and represses consciousness of his hate which is his evil shadow. All challenges to his self image activate his hate. The more he succeeds in the world with his love the more reality will challenge his action and effects in the world which strengthens his hate. The enantiodromic switch to the opposite, to hate, is inevitable.
The Social Democrats in Germany in the 1930’s switched from love to hate and became the Nazis. Why will it be any difference for the current party of love in America? The enantiodromic switch to the opposite, to hate, is again inevitable.
Monday, October 5, 2009
The Koran, the holy book of Muslims, and Hadith (fatwas of the prophet Muhammad) contain numerous passages that are incompatible with the UN Declaration of Human Rights to which, by the way, all Muslim states have officially subscribed.
[…] While Article 18 of the UN Declaration of Human Rights prescribes: “Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief ….” the Koran prescribes the opposite.
[…] While the UN Declaration of Human Rights condemns in Article 2 any discrimination based on sex by saying, “Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, color, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status,” the Koran calls for discrimination against women.
The designation “Palestinian” did not become widely accepted until after the war in 1967, in which Israel, in self-defense, captured areas that had been assigned to a Jewish state by the League of Nations and Mandate, and then occupied by Arab countries: Judea, Samaria, and eastern Jerusalem; the Gaza Strip and Golan Heights, rich in Jewish history and archeology; and the Sinai Peninsula.
The success of “Palestinianism” is a tribute to what money, influence, and Jew-hatred will buy and attract.
By Adam Entous (article link)
WASHINGTON (al-Reuters) - Ground-based interceptor missiles to be deployed in the western United States in 2010 will be able to shoot down long-range Iranian rockets, Pentagon officials said on Thursday, brushing aside criticism of the Obama administration's European defense overhaul.
[…] Pentagon policy chief Michele Flournoy, appearing before the House of Representatives Armed Services Committee, said the 30 ground-based interceptor missiles to be deployed in Alaska and California by the end of 2010 will "provide the United States with full protection of the homeland against an Iranian ICBM threat."
Comment: The talking heads tell us don’t worry, be happy. Apparently the US government is concerned enough to put thirty interceptors in the western US. Thanks Carter for giving us the Islamic Revolution in Iran. Thanks US government for allowing North Korea, Pakistan, and Iran to develop nuclear weapons. We should have been bombing their reactors as fast as they could build them.
I have long been skeptical of the Kremlin’s interest in cooperating with the United States on Iran and should confess that I remain so. Almost exactly a year ago, I wrote an analysis arguing that Moscow’s interest in weakening the United States and destroying the so-called unipolar world order trumped its interest in resolving the Iran dispute. The Kremlin views Iran’s nuclear program as the West’s problem:
Clearly, it is not in Moscow's interest to have a nuclear-armed Iran on its southern border with the capability of striking targets within Russia. However, this danger is remote -- it is hard to imagine a scenario in which Iran would risk total annihilation by destroying, say, Russia's Black Sea Fleet or leveling Volgograd with a nuclear strike. And that remote danger is made even more unlikely by repeated U.S. and Israeli declarations that a nuclear-armed Iran is "unacceptable." The refusal of the United States to pull the military option off the table means the worst-case scenario for Moscow, in the event talks fail, is not a mushroom cloud over Kuban but seeing Washington become bogged down in yet another military involvement with the inevitable further sapping of its strength and prestige. The facts that oil prices would also likely skyrocket under such a scenario and that Moscow would emerge as a "reliable energy partner" are probably also not causing Kremlin strategists to lose any sleep.
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W. Joseph Stroupe from: USA
September 26, 2009 23:15
It's good to see that someone 'gets it' as far as Russian policy and goals go. And not only Russia, but its strategic partner China also has the strategic aim of weakening the U.S. and the EU. It shouldn't be a surprise. Both sides cleverly employ proxy regimes to weaken the other side by forcing it to engage, make concessions, spend resources, or even invade militarily instead. The West's proxies aimed at weakening Russia-China are Ukraine, Georgia, Taiwan, Tibet, Kosovo, etc etc. The East's proxies are Iran, North Korea, Syria, Venezuela and the like. The East is employing its proxies much more cleverly than is the West, and the Game is very likely to go to the East quite soon, as it is reaping geopolitical windfalls from the global financial/economic crisis that is centered in the U.S. and the wider West. Russia-China played the Bushies like the one-dimensional saps they really were, and now they're playing the present U.S. administration for fools too, capitalizing on the kid idealism with which Mr. Obama tries to address the world's gut-wrenching power plays. 3 more years of this hapless strategy will, I'm deeply afraid, set the stage for a wacko evangelical right-wing landslide, a la Palin, in 2012. Such a president will move hard and fast to take back America's "rightful" #1 place in the world. Only problem is, America will be so weakened by then that it won't be up to the challenge, and will most likely instead suffer all the profound ill effects of a colossal over-reach, far worse than what it has suffered already. Advantage: Russia-China and their global partners.
Comment: W Joseph Stroupe is someone to listen to, but here he seems to have slipped back into the false left/right dialectic. If he calls Palin a wacko evangelical right-winger, then isn’t Obama a wacko true believer left-winger?
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Marxists have essentially completed their Gramscian “Long March” through the institutions of the Western world during the second half of the twentieth century, accelerating from the 1960s on with the Western Cultural Revolution. Young Westerners are at best taught indifference, at worst outright hatred, toward their own cultural heritage and civilization. The irony in this is that it is precisely the more educated groups who are the most anti-Western ones because they have spent many years absorbing anti-Western teachings.If you have one brainwashed generation then you have a problem. If you have two brainwashed generations then you have a very serious problem. If you have three brainwashed generations then you have a problem that is so big that it becomes difficult to solve, because few in living memory can remember how it was to have a sane worldview. We are now fast approaching a point where young Westerners, indoctrinated with anti-Western hatred, not only do not receive a correction from their parents, but in many cases not even from their grandparents. By then we have reached a serious cultural discontinuity.As much as I personally loathe admitting it, Marxists and other anti-Western forces have been far more successful at staging a slow, “permanent” revolution in the West than they ever were at staging an armed revolution. They have partly succeeded in their goal of eradicating Western civilization from within and are now working hard to physically eradicate the European peoples who created this civilization to ensure that it cannot be rebuilt in the future, either. They achieved this feat not by gaining control over the means of production but over the means of indoctrination, the mass media and the education system.
By bburrell (article link)
Rational observers of the current environment of this country are watching as divisive policies championed by the Obama Administration have torn apart important opinions about what this country should stand for, how our Government should operate, what our Constitution and Bill of Rights mean, and much more. The citizenry is torn apart by who has primary responsibility for the education of their children first, how our healthcare systems should be paid for, what energy policies are rational in a period of extreme recession, who should be relied on to protect this country from its enemies, and much more.
The Obama Administration has for the first time in decades managed to wake the American people from their perennial political slumber, and they have chosen to do this while they try to sell an old standard of invasive big government, whose competency and integrity are both non-existent. They try to sell the American people the idea that they should trust the US Government, which has managed (or better, mismanaged) Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare with a ham-handedness that boggles the imagination, to handle now their national security, their healthcare, their access to affordable energy, the jobs creation process and more.
This agenda is NOT supported by the majority of American people, who want healthcare reform, but not national health, who want cheaper and cleaner energy, but not a fascist energy industry, who want jobs, but not at the cost of the destruction of our capitalist system, and more. The response of our legislators is to go for the big lights, when the dimmer answers are right in front of them. Those answers are to make health insurance competitive on an interstate basis, to make rational tort reform, to seek out affordable energy sources domestically, and to penalize liars.
Monday, September 28, 2009
by: bburrell 9/27/2009 3:51 PM
We face impending legislative actions by our elected representatives that would potentially nationalize our health care systems, and a new taxation policy on energy being called euphemistically a “Cap and Trade” program, intended to have the US to try and unilaterally control Greenhouse Gases, while the rest of the World changes nothing. This comes on the heels of moves to effectively nationalize our banking system under the control of an entity which has never been audited or examined except “In Camera”, and a move to negate more than a century of property rights of bondholders as expressed in our bankruptcy laws by the national unionization of our automotive industry.
by F. William Engdahl, September 28, 2009
David Rockefeller and his brothers created the global movement to reduce population growth back in 1953 with the founding of the Population Council, one of the least known and most influential organizations in the world.Gates and Buffett are major funders of global population reduction programs, as is Turner. The programs in Africa and elsewhere are masked as philanthropy and providing health services for poor Africans. In reality they involve population sterilization via vaccination and other medicines that make women of child-bearing age infertile. The Gates Foundation, where Buffett deposited the bulk of his wealth two years ago, is also backing introduction of GMO seeds into Africa under the cloak of the ‘Second Green Revolution’ in Africa. The introduction of GMO patented seeds in Africa to date has met with enormous indigenous resistance.
Saturday, September 26, 2009
by J. R. Nyquist (article link)
We have supposedly done away with ignorance and superstition, and because of this conceit some middle-aged children today imagine that they are smarter than their parents; smarter than the generation that built the bomb, that built many bombs. Without realizing it, however, we have created new superstitions like democracy and monetarism. We no longer believe in witches. We believe in economists and arms reduction treaties. Our fairy tales have grown into adult narratives, as children become adults without entirely growing up. For us, the disturbing edge of the traditional fairy tale has been dulled. We no longer want hard truth and tough talk. Instead, we cling to childishness.
Middle-aged children imagine that nuclear weapons are the problem. In reality, nuclear weapons are an unavoidable consequence of human nature. Can we eliminate crime, bad manners or lying? Can we establish permanent peace? The child sees no obstacle because the child does not know himself, and does not know human nature. A mature mind, however, knows that peace is precarious and temporary. It is not a question of eliminating nuclear weapons. Peace is only possible if we can mitigate the wickedness of human beings (e.g., like you and I).
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Written by: Bud Burrell (article link)
9/23/2009 8:46 PM
Today, this Administration, supported by the Democratic Party’s regulars excepting one holdout voted 12 to 11 to negate any attempt at giving the American public a 72 hour look at the proposed Obamacare Health Reform legislation. This motion was made to allow the entire American public and all of the members of the House of Representatives and the Senate to read this bill in its entirety.
Democratic Congressmen and Senators made every attempt to kill this initiative, saying that presenting this entire 1000 page (estimated) bill was a waste of time and that any readers would simply get lost in the complex verbiage. I think they were saying something entirely different from their intent.
Time after time, we have heard President Obama say one thing in the election cycle, but contradict promises made in the head of such battle as being trivial and unimportant. The first major promise he made was to get our troops out of Iraq and Afghanistan. He broke that promise, then made another promise he intends to break regarding supporting our troops in Afghanistan. He promised to put the harassment of CIA officials behind him, only to have his Attorney General reopen cases put to bed in 2004. CIA morale is reported at an all time low, worse than it was under Admiral Turner and President Carter after the so-called Saturday Night Massacre, when over 800 top covert operators were terminated on a Saturday night so that they could not appeal their termination to the Federal Employment Commission.
Then there is the disgraceful scandal surrounding the infamous ACORN, an illegal RICO organization bagged by a couple of twenty something kids outing the worst scandal since Nixon’s impeachment. It is what surrounds ACORN that is even more terrifying, those units being the Tides Foundation backed by George Soros, the Apollo Alliance run by John Podesta hand-picked by Soros for the job, and SEIU, the thuggish Union, and some 260+ other organizations backed by this coterie of criminals, ultra-leftists, and outright Communist revolutionaries. Seems someone in the Democratic Party really blew the background affiliation research into then Candidate Obama.
The attack we see now is an undisguised attack on the very fabric of individual rights, republican government, and capitalism. Anyone not seeing that needs a brain transplant. This same group is supporting an attempt to indoctrinate children as young as elementary school with anti-capitalist propaganda, without any approval of the parents of the children.
Obama in now parsing his words, saying that if you benefit from something the Government gives you, then it isn’t a tax. What kind of Lewis and Carroll logic did this claptrap come from? First he gives us Cap and Tax (the naïve called it “Trade”) and now he tell us that since we benefit from it, it isn’t a tax. He is trying to apply the same logic to his ill-conceived and duplicitous Health Care program, saying that these increased costs will keep this deficit neutral with no loss of benefits. Lying at this level transcends manipulation into the terrain of narcissism and sociopathic amorality.
What has to be clear to EVERY American is that this man and his minions don’t give a tinker’s damn about either the systems our forefathers died for, nor for the rights of any individual to question his Government when they spout poison fruit juice that might taste all right, but that poisons the body politic.
Today, the clown SEN Harry Reid said that the Democrats were ready to go to the so-called “Nuclear Option” to pass Obamacare, by calling the Health Care Reform Bill a budget item and thereby making it possible for a “reconciliation” vote of just 51 Senators to pass the bill. If this happens, this Government will lock up like it was hit in the head with a figurative sledge hammer. I would expect immediate impeachment proceedings at the State level to recall their Democratic Congressmen and women and their Senators, along with any Republicans joining in this arrogant effort.
Causing such a terrible upheaval in our political systems will wreak havoc as yet to be defined or imagined. I say that this borders on treason. I have studied these laws, and I can find nothing that excuses such legislative behavior, no law nor rationale of any kind. Please contact your respective legislators’ offices, no matter what the Party, and tell them that if they pass either bill, Cap and Trade/Tax or Health Care Reform, they will be ripped from their offices before 2010, irrespective of the price or party affiliation.
There are times for compromise and a spirit of bi-partisanship, and this is NOT one of them. Don’t allow anyone to sell this fertilizer to you. The poisoned political gas it will emit will be disastrous to this nation, yes, even deadly to its corpus. Tell your representatives to listen to you or suffer the consequences of a motivated electorate. No one alive today has been alive to see such disruption as this will cause here. This will turn the entire country into a powder keg. If your conscience prevents you from opposing this maneuver, don’t expect to have any standing with those whose personal courage won’t permit this destruction of our Constitution’s principles. We shipped the Tories back to England at the end of the Revolution, and ships are a lot bigger today.
Comment: Start planning to survive the Obama dark ages. Pack your bags.
www.actforamerica.org (from emailed newsletter)
In the wake of the continuing story about the New York and Denver terrorist cells, federal authorities are issuing heightened security alerts (see story below) in what a USA Today front page article yesterday called “an unusual flurry of bulletins.”
Meanwhile, it is illuminating that this year, in the midst of repeated White House olive branches and apologies extended to the Muslim world, we are witnessing an apparent increase in homegrown potential terror.
In the eight years since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, 113 homegrown jihadists have been arrested in America — with 40 arrested this year alone! In other words, prior to this year, an average of 10 homegrown jihadists were arrested each year. We’re barely ¾ of the way through 2009 and we’ve already seen four times that many homegrown jihadists arrested.
Is this just a case of better enforcement? Or is it an increase in terrorist cells and potential terrorists? We believe it’s the latter.
We’ve seen this phenomenon before. In Britain, after years of “outreach” and accommodations to Muslim demands (including the official sanction of shariah courts), terrorist threats have increased, not decreased.
In other words, attempting to fight a “war on terror,” while capitulating to the ideology behind the terror, is a losing strategy. We can help fight the war against Islamic terrorism by pushing back against this failed strategy — which is precisely what we are doing in ACT! for America.
Comment: Coming to an America city near you care of the Islamic Jihad, Inc.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Sep 1st, 2009 | By De-Construct.net
Željko Vujadinović, member of the former Srebrenica Commission, recently confirmed there is “absolutely no evidence a massacre of 7,000-8,000 Bosnian Muslims was committed” in Srebrenica.
“The number of 7,000-8,000 missing Bosnian Muslims, presented to the public as the victims of a war crime, is one of the biggest lies and manipulations continually present in this part of the world”, he said.
“The list of 7,000-8,000 Bosnian Muslims contains the names of the individuals who have been reported missing — it is not the list of the victims of a crime, those who have allegedly lost their lives during Srebrenica takeover”, Vujadinović explained in an interview with the news agency Srna, adding that the crucial issue that has not been taken into account when it comes to the evaluation of Srebrenica events, is a distinction between the victims of the crime and the victims of war.
There is a world of difference, he said — victims of the war crime are men who have been captured and executed without trial, while the victims of war are individuals who were killed during the battles, like Bosnian Muslim troops from Srebrenica column, which suffered heavy casualties after being engaged in battle with the Bosnian Serb Army.
Vujadinović pointed to another often overlooked detail, that even the ICTY, NATO tribunal in Hague, declared Bosnian Muslim Srebrenica column, comprised of fully armed combatants belonging to Naser Oric’s notorious 28th division (stationed in Srebrenica throughout the Bosnian civil war), a “legitimate military target”.
“Thus far, there is absolutely no evidence which would prove 7,000 or 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men were killed in Srebrenica”, Vujadinović said.
[…] The information that has surfaced during the Hague’s recent pre-trial briefs gave further reason to question the “Srebrenica massacre” allegations, when it was revealed that the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP), which handles the exhumations and the DNA analysis, is not sharing the evidence even with the NATO’s own court in Hague.
Comment: How disinformation can survive in the face of incontrovertible facts known since the 1990’s is a testimony to the worship of ignorance.
Monday, September 21, 2009
Purported non Muslim Barack Hussein Obama made a presidential appointment of Muslim Los Angeles Deputy Mayor Arif Alikhan for a top job at the federal Department of Homeland Security. In his new job Arif Alikhan will be Assistant Secretary for the Office of Policy Development at the Department of Homeland Security. Alikhan has been Deputy Mayor of Los Angeles — in charge of public safety for the city. Why Muslim Alikhan at the Department of Homeland Security you might ask? DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano said Alikhan's "broad and impressive array of experience in national security, emergency preparedness and counterterrorism will make him an asset —yes, but on behalf of the US or Muslims? I am not sure what she is talking about and she probably doesn't know either.
Comment: No surprise here. What else is to be expected from the stealth Muslim President? I would not bet a nickel on the survival of New York in the next several years.
Monday, September 14, 2009
Nature Geoscience 2, 566 - 570 (2009) (article link)
Methane-derived hydrocarbons produced under upper-mantle conditions
There is widespread evidence that petroleum originates from biological processes1, 2, 3. Whether hydrocarbons can also be produced from abiogenic precursor molecules under the high-pressure, high-temperature conditions characteristic of the upper mantle remains an open question. It has been proposed that hydrocarbons generated in the upper mantle could be transported through deep faults to shallower regions in the Earth's crust, and contribute to petroleum reserves4, 5. Here we use in situ Raman spectroscopy in laser-heated diamond anvil cells to monitor the chemical reactivity of methane and ethane under upper-mantle conditions. We show that when methane is exposed to pressures higher than 2 GPa, and to temperatures in the range of 1,000–1,500 K, it partially reacts to form saturated hydrocarbons containing 2–4 carbons (ethane, propane and butane) and molecular hydrogen and graphite. Conversely, exposure of ethane to similar conditions results in the production of methane, suggesting that the synthesis of saturated hydrocarbons is reversible. Our results support the suggestion that hydrocarbons heavier than methane can be produced by abiogenic processes in the upper mantle.
Comment: The Russians since WW2 have not accepted the idea that oil comes from fossils. They drilled to much deeper levels than anyone else did in the world and discovered oil that is continuously produced in the earth.
Sunday, September 13, 2009
By Claudia Rosett (article link)
We have a president who imagines he can keep this country safe by reaching out to Syria, haggling with North Korea and Iran, winking at Libya’s Muammar Qaddafi and smiling at Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez. Washington is rife with politicians and pundits willing to entertain the idea that if America withdraws in defeat from Afghanistan, there will be no hell to pay.
Imagination now tells us that with the help of the United Nations, the politicians of the world can fine-tune the climate and the tides. Imagination says there can be state-planned healthcare for all, but rationing and deficits for none. Imagination says America can be centrally planned, but free; nanny-state, but strong; apologetically appeasement-driven, but secure. Imagination has reduced “war” to “overseas contingency operations,” and imagination posits that – Afghanistan apart — what remains of those overseas contingency operations can mostly be fought and won through the U.S. courts.
Meanwhile, the alarms are clanging. Signs are that Iran will soon be rolling out nuclear bombs. North Korea has already run its second nuclear test. New York County District Attorney Robert Morgenthau goes to Washington to warn an unheeding administration that a fast-rising “axis of unity” between Venezuela and Iran is on a path leading toward nuclear-tipped missiles in America’s “backyard.” Pirates, and freighters stuffed with North Korean weapons, ply the seas. Al Qaeda digs into Africa. Russia and China blaze the way toward a world order in which ruthless autocracy outranks democracy, and New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman sees a certain charm in the idea.
Comment: I will not bet a nickel that New York will survive past the next several years.
“As the Holy [sic!] Koran tells us, Be conscious of God and speak always the truth,” President Obama told his audience at the beginning of his much heralded speech in Cairo last week.
It was a remarkable performance: not a single significant statement he made on the nature of Islam, or on America’s relationship with the Muslim world, or on the terrorist threat, complied with the quoted command of the prophet of Islam.
Prof. Barry Rubin - 9/13/2009 (article link)
The great French diplomatist Talleyrand put it best: "That's worse than a crime, it's a mistake."
By accepting the Iranian proposal for negotiations, the Obama Administration has just made the most important foreign policy decision of its term so far. And it is a very bad mistake, a very bad one indeed.
Friday, September 11, 2009
by Daniel Aaronson and Lee Markowitz (article link)
[…] all of the surplus money collected since Social Security's inception, which should have been saved for future payments, instead has been lent to the Government in exchange for privately issued Government debt. In fact, the US Treasury does not hold assets against the privately issued Government debt, making social security taxes no different from other federal taxes in that the Treasury uses the money for "general Government purposes".
The Government ran out of money long ago. As a result of its insolvency, the Government is tapping any source of cash it can access, such as Social Security's surplus funds. This is not a healthy or sustainable situation. People recognize that Government spending has the US on a crash course, but markets still behave as though the day of reckoning lies so far ahead that there is no need to address it now. However, the Government's attempt at solving the current financial crisis through the assumption of trillions of dollars in additional debt has only moved the day of reckoning closer.
by J. R. Nyquist (article link)
The human mind craves fantasy. But fantasy itself isn't stable. Myths and legends are constantly shifting. What was believed yesterday, is laughed at today. Every age thinks itself wise and looks back with disdain on the folly of earlier ages. But the lesson we should draw is this: If people in earlier times were foolish and gullible, then we are fatally foolish and gullible ourselves. We ought to have learned something, especially regarding our own nature, by studying the past.
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Author: V. Z. Cvijić | 11.03.2009 - 09:13 (article link)
Rotterdam – The State prosecution of Rotterdam launched investigation against 13 Dutch citizens suspected to have committed crimes against Serbian civilians and prisoners in the action called ‘Medacki dzep’ in the villages near Gospic, Croatia in the year of 1993. These 13 people were members of Croatian army.
The investigation has been launched on the basis of testimonies given by Serbs that survived the crime and statements given by Canadian soldiers from the UN contingent that entered Medacki dzep after the attack.
The investigation revealed that the late Johan Tilder of the Town of Enkhauzen in Holland was commander of the 9th Croatian brigade stationed in Gospic that took part in operations in Medacki dzep. According to the witnesses, Tilder with several other men was torturing a man whose eyes were dug out. Some of the suspected Dutch citizens also spoke about his crimes. The suspected Raymond van der L said that Tilder told him about operations at Medacki dzep. Van der L was a member of Croatian army and is living in Zagreb today.
Serbia war crimes prosecutor Vladimir Vukcevic says for ‘Blic’ to support efforts being made by colleagues in Holland.
‘That shall certainly help in the process of facing with the past and reconciliation in the countries of former Yugoslavia’, Vukcevic said.
Croatian forces began on September 9, 1993 a military operation in the villages around Gospic – Divoselo, Pocitelj and Licki Citluk that lasted until September 17. In that operation 88 Serbs were killed, 42 of them were civilians. Many of the bodies were massacred and it was obvious that the victims were tortured. The investigation showed that some women were raped and that some civilians were burnt in fire while closed in their houses. Prisoners were tied to vehicles and dragged around.
Each year Croatia celebrates ‘the anniversary of military operation Medaci dzep as defense of Gospic from aggression’!
Sunday, September 6, 2009
I needed a good laugh…
My work is along the thread that there is a fatal flaw in the Western psyche caused by a terrible mistake in Christian theology on the problem of evil. It was obvious to the early Christians that there is evil in the world, but how is evil created if God is good? They could not accept the idea the God would create evil. After St. Augustine of Hippo evil was defined by Christian theology as the absence of good, the privatio boni. In the modern secular mind the religious form has been stripped away but the essence of the privatio boni survives in the unconscious. Go up to anyone in the West and ask if man is essentially good or evil. Everyone will say that man is essentially good. Modern man suffers under the unconscious inflation that he is a god (another very big topic that I will not expand on here) and has inherited the privatio boni solution that evil is not real and is only the absence of good.
Modern secular Western man thinks he is essentially good and pushes his evil potential into the unconscious. His consciousness is inflated by the illusion that it is essentially good which drives a righteous thinking morality that ‘my thinking cannot be wrong’. This thinking morality has driven his intellect into all kinds of excesses such as the many isms of the 20th century that massacred over one hundred million people (and modern man looks down his nose at the Inquisition?). His unconscious holds the evil potential that his consciousness will not acknowledge which can grab him by the back of his neck to be projected onto his neighbor (such as anti-Semitism, or most recently the Obama types calling opponents of government single payer health care “domestic terrorists”).
This is moderated in most of us by social conventions and religious belief but strongly manifests in those that have above average power over the rest of us such as in the Western elites. Modern secular Western man thinks he is a god. What is the first thing a god does when we awakes? He creates. The elites, in self identification with the good, with a righteous thought morality, and suffering from inflation that he is a god awakes to his god like power over others as he acquires his position of authority. Something must be destroyed in order to create so we should not be surprised that he tries to remake man. Even conservative politicians like George Bush fell into this trap (although to a lesser extent then Obama or Clinton).
If this analysis is even partially correct then the problems with our civilization that we are discussing is also in each of us. Fjordman is probably correct that Western civilization will suffer a massive discontinuity to set the stage for a possible renewal, but if the foundation of the renewal stands on the mistakes of the past then it will fail. A Christian based civilizational renewal must pick up the thread from the early Christians and face head on the problem and reality of evil. In modern parlance, we need to acknowledge the reality of both good and evil in the human psyche.
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
When the Arab Muslims, a collection of backward, nomadic warrior tribes who did not even have a fully developed script, conquered Egypt, Syria and Iran, they took control over some of the world’s largest centres of accumulated knowledge. To say that “Muslims” or “Islamic culture” created the civilizations of the Middle East can be compared to an illiterate person storming into the planet’s largest library, killing all the librarians and then claiming to have written all the books there. The cultural superiority of the Middle East in relations to Europe did not begin with Islam’s entry into the area. In fact, it ended with it. One of the great riddles of history is how this once-dynamic region could become the world’s number one problem spot. It so happens that this decline coincides with the region’s Islamization, although some would claim that it had already started before this. Islam’s much-vaunted “Golden Age” was in reality just the twilight of the conquered pre-Islamic cultures, an echo of times passed.
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
by Baron Bodissey (article link)
Buildings inhabited by Christians have been marked with insignias in several districts of Istanbul. The labeling of the buildings are clearly done in concert with increasing harassment of the Christian inhabitants.
Some buildings in the traditionally Christian districts of Feriköy and Kurtulus have recently been labeled with green and red signs. Apparently they were affixed to point to buildings inhabited by Armenians and Greeks. The labels appear to be in conjunction with complaints from Christians about increasing harassment, according to Sehabat Tuncel, a member of parliament asked in a parliamentary questioning.
Besir Atalay, minister of interior, is now forced to answer these allegations. “Who affixed these markings?” is only one of the questions cited by the press. The ministry must also make clear whether the police received orders to take action and investigate.
Patriarch on a death list
Residing in the Phanar in Istanbul, ecumenical patriarch Bartholomaios I has apparently been added to a death list kept by the nationalist-laicist secret society “Ergenekon”, which is accused of trying to push Turkey into chaos with its assassination attempts.
The EU Commission has repeatedly requested Turkey’s cooperation on effective measures to improve the precarious situation of the non-Muslim population.
Remembering the 1955 pogrom on Christians
The marking on Christian buildings in Istanbul is a reminder of pogrom against Christian minorities in September 1955. Back then Christian buildings and shops had been marked by nationalist activists. The bloody riots with dozens of dead in Istanbul and Izmir were ostensibly triggered by the Cyprus conflict; however, the true reason was the search for scapegoats at a time of economic recession for Turkey.
A mob of fanatics burned down seventy-two Orthodox churches and more than thirty schools in Istanbul, defaced Christian cemeteries, and destroyed around 3,500 homes and more than 4,000 shops. The police watched the plundering and raping, not lifting a finger. Nobel prize winner Orhan Pamuk, who also writes about the Armenian genocide of 1915, describes the blind destruction in his memoirs.
by Nissan Ratzlav-Katz (article link)
Asked if a confession obtained "by applying psychological, emotional and physical pressure" was "valid and considered credible according to Islam," Mesbah-Yazdi replied: "Getting a confession from any person who is against the Velayat-e Faqih ("Guardianship of the Islamic Jurists", or the regime of Iran's mullahs) is permissible under any condition." The ayatollah gave the identical answer when asked about confessions obtained through drugging the prisoner with opiates or addictive substances.
"Can an interrogator rape the prisoner in order to obtain a confession?" was the follow-up question posed to the Islamic cleric.
Mesbah-Yazdi answered: "The necessary precaution is for the interrogator to perform a ritual washing first and say prayers while raping the prisoner. If the prisoner is female, it is permissible to rape through the vagina or anus. It is better not to have a witness present. If it is a male prisoner, then it's acceptable for someone else to watch while the rape is committed."
This reply, and reports of the rape of teen male prisoners in Iranian jails, may have prompted the following question: "Is the rape of men and young boys considered sodomy?"
Ayatollah Mesbah-Yazdi: "No, because it is not consensual. Of course, if the prisoner is aroused and enjoys the rape, then caution must be taken not to repeat the rape."
A related issue, in the eyes of the questioners, was the rape of virgin female prisoners. In this instance, Mesbah-Yazdi went beyond the permissibility issue and described the Allah-sanctioned rewards accorded the rapist-in-the-name-of-Islam:
"If the judgment for the [female] prisoner is execution, then rape before execution brings the interrogator a spiritual reward equivalent to making the mandated Haj pilgrimage [to Mecca], but if there is no execution decreed, then the reward would be equivalent to making a pilgrimage to [the Shi'ite holy city of] Karbala."
Comment: This is Islam. It is hell on earth.