Sunday, June 30, 2013

Movie: Silver Lining Playbook

The YouTuber has disabled embedding so if you want to see this romantic comedy go to link here.
I am 30 minutes into it and so far it is pretty  good.  
Released in 2012 it has Bradley Cooper in the lead role with Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver, Jennifer Lawrence and others.
Deals with mental illness on a humorous note.

Western Journalists and Syria

Very few journalists are telling the true facts on Syria. However, this guy's account has a ring of truth to it.

Patrick Cockburn writing at TheIndependent
Foreign media portrayals of the conflict in Syria are dangerously inaccurate.  On Tuesday I travelled to Tal Kalakh, a town of 55,000 people just north of the border with Lebanon, which was once an opposition bastion. Three days previously, government troops had taken over the town and 39 Free Syrian Army (FSA) leaders had laid down their weapons. Talking to Syrian army commanders, an FSA defector and local people, it was evident there was no straight switch from war to peace. It was rather that there had been a series of truces and ceasefires arranged by leading citizens of Tal Kalakh over the previous year.

But at the very time I was in the town, Al Jazeera Arabic was reporting fighting there between the Syrian army and the opposition. Smoke was supposedly rising from Tal Kalakh as the rebels fought to defend their stronghold. Fortunately, this appears to have been fantasy and, during the several hours I was in the town, there was no shooting, no sign that fighting had taken place and no smoke.

Every time I come to Syria I am struck by how different the situation is on the ground from the way it is pictured in the outside world. The foreign media reporting of the Syrian conflict is surely as inaccurate and misleading as anything we have seen since the start of the First World War. I can’t think of any other war or crisis I have covered in which propagandistic, biased or second-hand sources have been so readily accepted by journalists as providers of objective facts.
A result of these distortions is that politicians and casual newspaper or television viewers alike have never had a clear idea over the last two years of what is happening inside Syria. Worse, long-term plans are based on these misconceptions. A report on Syria published last week by the Brussels-based International Crisis Group says that “once confident of swift victory, the opposition’s foreign allies shifted to a paradigm dangerously divorced from reality”......

Network of Ontario's Liberal Liars OR why is Dalton McGuinty not behind bars

Pic credit: CPNewsBoy

More here,  here,   here and here.

Why is Dalton McGuinty not in prison ???????????????

Russia's Foreign Minister responds to propaganda from the USA's alphabet networks

Those following the Syrian conflict must have noticed that last week the USA's alphabet media outlets  were reporting that the Russians are withdrawing personnel and naval support which had been planted in the Syrian waters.

From ABC and AP:
Russia has withdrawn all military personnel  from its naval base in Syria and replaced them with civilian workers, the Defense Ministry said Thursday.
The ministry did not say when the switch at the base at Tartus took place or how many personnel were deployed there. The minor facility is Russia's only naval outpost outside the former Soviet Union. It consists of several barracks and depots used to service Russian navy ships in the Mediterranean.
The ministry statement said that Tartus has continued to service the Russian navy ships.
"They are continuing to work in a regular mode, and there is no talk about their evacuation from Tartus," the statement said. "Tartus remains the official base and repair facility for the Russian ships in the Mediterranean and is continuing to fulfill its mission."
The ministry didn't explain why it was replacing military personnel with civilians, but the move could be part of efforts by Moscow to pose as an objective mediator trying to broker Syria peace talks.

That was nothing but propaganda on a grand scale.  Russia's Foreign Minister made no bones about that fact as below:

From  TheVoiceOfRussiaRadio:
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has denied reports  that allege pending evacuation of the Russian naval logistic base from the Syrian Tartus port, VoR's correspondent Polina Chernitsa reports.
"The Tartus naval logistics facility operates normally. Evacuation of this base or its personnel is not on the agenda," he told a Friday press conference in Moscow......

Russia does not intend to close its Embassy  in Damascus nor its base of technical support for ships in Tartus, Lavrov said.
Russia does not intend to close its Embassy in Damascus nor its base of technical support for ships in Tartus, Sergey Lavrov has stated today following the talks with Moroccan counterpart Saad ad-Din al-Osmani.
"All these are rumors, which are intended to prepare the ground for actions aimed at changing the regime," the Minister said....

Lavrov also said this about the upcoming Geneva 2 conference:
"The activities aimed at providing weapons to the opposition, which have recently intensified, only means that the precondition [set by the opposition to restore the balance of power on the battle ground] is supported by the West and other countries which are going to supply such weapons, this contradicting the very concept of the conference, which is to begin without any preconditions," ...

Protests in Brazil continue

If your government ignores the poverty you are suffering and instead wants to lay waste billions of dollars on hosting world cups and other shit .... then this is what happens.   The citizens have to be looked after first and above all ....only when they are at a certain "satisfaction level" should a country's govt. look to spreading its wealth on frivolous stuff like holding world sports events and sending aid to  beyond its borders.

Believe It or Not! FBI does not want to offend Muslim criminals, so erases their faces from wanted posters

UK has pimped herself  to the Caliphate. She's done for.
Next in line is the USA.  Start weeping for your kids and grandkids if not for yourself.
Is anyone keeping an eye on the number of  Muslim refugees in the USA from Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, Egypt, Somalia, Yemen and other places where the USA was/is an active participant for the creation of the refugee situation?  Those numbers must be close to a million by now .... is there any transparency in that area?  The UN must have insisted that the USA accept  tens of  thousands of refugees and the USA must have obliged.  Do Americans still think they can escape the coming Caliphate?
Muslim refugees to the Judeo-Christian countries are the fruits of the wars in Muslim countries that the Judeo-Christian nations get involved in.

Arnold Ahlert writing at FrontPageMag:
....In the same war against truth that recently saw  the UK ban Robert Spencer and Pamela Geller, the FBI announced it will be pulling ads featuring wanted terrorists off Seattle-area buses, due to complaints that they stereotype Muslims.

The 46 ads are part of a campaign initiated by the Puget Sound Joint Terrorism Task Force for the State Department’s “Rewards for Justice” program. Sixteen photos of wanted terrorists are featured beneath the heading, “Faces of Global Terrorism.” Below the photos, the tagline reads, “Stop a Terrorist. Save Lives. Up to $25 Million Reward.”

On Tuesday, Titan, the company handling King County Metro bus advertising, received a request from the agency task force, asking that the ads be taken down, according to King County Metro spokesman Jeff Switzer. Switzer further revealed that King County Metro had receive six complaints about the ad on its customer information line. FBI Special Agent Fred Gutt said the pullback was “a result of our continued engagement with the community and the feedback we are getting.”.......

....With respect to both the Seattle bus ad debacle and the banning of Spencer and Geller, the common denominator is the vicious effort to conceal the truth about terrorism and its primary cause, radical Islamic ideology. Meanwhile, those who oppose the true hate preachers and violence promoters are delusionally accused of the very crimes they seek to expose. Every one of the men pictured in the bus ads in Seattle is a dedicated terrorist. Yet as far as the unholy alliance of American leftists and Muslim activists is concerned, any depiction of that reality constitutes “Islamophobia.” The same unholy alliance in the UK countenances the likes of Choudary and al Arefe, while those who would challenge their despicable world view are literally barred from entering the country. The Orwellian paradigm of “war is peace … ignorance is strength” is rapidly becoming too hegemonic to combat......

What the Media Isn't Telling You

Ben Swann is an award winning television reporter.  This guy is going places ...good high ones too.   And, if he means what he says,  then well deserved.

China knows exactly what keeps the Muslim world in the cavemen era

What's not to like about China, eh?!   Worth a read.

Harold Rhode writing at Gatestone Institute:
....The Chinese, at behind-the-scenes conferences and discussions during the past few months, kept saying they were perplexed about the Muslim world's – particularly the Arab world's – inability to deal with the modern world. The Chinese and the Muslims, they repeated, had suffered the same humiliation and occupation by foreigners over the past two hundred years, but the Chinese and Muslim reactions to these experiences seem so completely different.

"We also suffered," the Chinese said, "but now we control our destiny, and are doing everything we can to learn from these foreigners so that we can benefit from the modern world and ensure that we do not suffer this humiliation again. We Chinese 'look to the future.'"

The Muslims, on the other hand, the Chinese stated, seem to have a different approach: Instead of looking to the future, they "are mired in the past," more concerned about taking revenge against those foreigners whom they believe had humiliated and oppressed them.

It was because of this focus on the past, these Chinese intellectuals and leaders stated, that Arabs and Muslims were therefore unable to build societies which could participate in the modern world. "Revenge and victimhood," these Chinese argued, could permanently cause "the Arabs and Muslim world" to "remain behind the West and Asia."

These Chinese, many of whom had spent considerable time in the Muslim world and had gone to the trouble of becoming fluent in Arabic, Persian, and Turkish, asked why our Muslim friends are "obsessed" (their word) with portraying themselves as victims. Victimhood, they said, gets people nowhere; what was necessary was to remember the past but put it behind you so that you could deal with contemporary problems.

The Chinese are practical: although they harbor deep..........

Burma in the news

Who would have thought that that little country with the most peaceful of creatures on God's good Earth would be the first ones to show the world how to deal with members of the evil cult of islam?  Kudos to the Buddhist monks.  Wish you every success in your endeavor.  This also re-enforces my belief that good people can recognize evil for what it is and can fight the hardest to stamp it out.

Cult members fight each other in refugee camps.  I hope UN is not twisting Canada's arm to give some refuge over here.  Saudi Arabia has vast lands and neverending truckloads of money.  Send them there.
.... Two people were killed and six wounded    when security forces tried to quell a dispute at a refugee camp housing Muslims in western Myanmar, the U.N. refugee agency said Friday.
Thursday morning’s dispute was apparently triggered by disagreements over how some 4,400 ethnic Rohingya at the camp in Pauktaw township should be resettled, the office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees said in a statement. The camp houses Muslims displaced by deadly sectarian fighting in Rakhine state last year that pitted Buddhists against Muslims....

The 969 movement  is a good thing, but of course Reuters thinks it's not.   hahahahha
(Reuters) - The Buddhist extremist movement  in Myanmar, known as 969, portrays itself as a grassroots creed.
Its chief proponent, a monk named Wirathu, was once jailed by the former military junta for anti-Muslim violence and once called himself the "Burmese bin Laden."

But a Reuters examination traces 969's origins to an official in the dictatorship that once ran Myanmar, and which is the direct predecessor of today's reformist government. The 969 movement now enjoys support from senior government officials, establishment monks and even some members of the opposition National League for Democracy (NLD), the political party of Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi.
Wirathu urges Buddhists to boycott Muslim shops and shun interfaith marriages. He calls mosques "enemy bases."
Among his admirers: Myanmar's minister of religious affairs.
"Wirathu's sermons are about promoting love and understanding between religions," Sann Sint, minister of religious affairs, told Reuters in his first interview with the international media. "It is impossible he is inciting religious violence."
Sann Sint, a former lieutenant general in Myanmar's army, also sees nothing wrong with the boycott of Muslim businesses being led by the 969 monks. "We are now practicing market economics," he said. "Nobody can stop that. It is up to the consumers.".........

Slime Ragazine banned in Burma
Burma Bans Time Magazine  Labeling Monk as 'Face of Terror'.  Burma has banned distribution of a Time Magazine cover story that portrays a fundamentalist Burmese monk as an inciter of terrorism against Muslims.
In a statement late Tuesday, the Burmese government said the ban is aimed at preventing a recurrence of violence between majority Buddhists and minority Muslims.
The magazine cover features a photo of the fundamentalist monk known as Wirathu, with the words "The Face of Buddhist Terror."......

Egypt's June 30

Some stuff on  what's happening:

Woman gives birth to ‘Tamarod’ in Tahrir.  Newborn of the revolution is a good sign that the regime will fall, group says.  An Egyptian woman on Sunday gave birth to a baby girl in Tahrir Square where she was attending a rally by the opposition demanding President Mohammad Mursi step down, activists said.  The woman named her baby “Tamarod”, Arabic for rebellion”, after the popular opposition group, which is leading a nationwide campaign for Mursi’s removal and holding early presidential elections.

...Tahrir Square protesters show President Mursi the ‘red card’ In the past week, Egyptians have been stocking up on food and filling up their cars with petrol, in a showdown that has already seen eight people killed, including an American, and scores more injured as protesters from both sides took to the streets. 

Why I would rather live in Gaza than Egypt, my birthplace.
Despite having Egyptian citizenship, family ties, and more than six job offers in my field, the Monitor's correspondent in Gaza explains why he has decided against moving back......
.....While filming, we were in front of Tahrir Square, the birthplace of the Egyptian revolution. A Yemeni colleague was taking photos with his mobile phone of the place that means a lot for a Yemeni who demonstrated in Sanaa’s Change Square to topple a dictatorship.

As he was taking pictures, a teenager snatched the iPhone 4 from my colleague’s hand and walked away confidently. The Yemeni followed him and tried to stop him. To his surprise, the boy turned back with a knife in his hand and threatened that he will stab my colleague if he continues to ask for the phone.

We were nine guys and three women. We thought that we could help him if we all go out of the minibus and frighten the boy, but the boy went wild and started to scream.

A few seconds later, more than 20 of his peers came with knives and sticks and were about to attack us. An older guy riding a motorbike came and the boy jumped behind the biker and they sped off. No one even tried to stop and watch what was going on. At this very moment, our fear made us get into the minibus and drive away.....

....At midday in Cairo, Soraya said on Weekend Edition Sunday, things were peaceful. But there were concerns that pro-Morsi Egyptians might clash with the protesters later in the day. Many eyes, she said, are on the Egyptian army. Its leaders have said they will "protect the will of the people." Protesters say that means the army will defend them, as it did at times during the Arab Spring protests against Mubarak. But Morsi's supporters say it means the army will stand up for the democratically elected president.

USA, UK and France plan on sending weapons to beheaders of Christian bishops and priests

Warning: Extremely graphic (if you're queasy, just listen to the vid like I did. )

There are conflicting reports about one of the three men beheaded in the vid below.  That man, according to the vid could be a bishop and if that is indeed true ... then I wonder if  he might be one of  two bishops kidnapped  by the terrorist rebels many weeks ago  OR  he could be Fr. Francois Murad (see the news release of his death  below the vid) and the Vatican is not giving us true and accurate news on how he met his end.  Did the Vatican have the correct information on how he was killed and did the Vatican purposely hide that fact?

Here we are doing our best to stop the warmongering countries mentioned in the title, from sending arms to the terrorists in Syria .... and if the Vatican is deliberately hiding the fact of  either Fr.Murad's or a bishop's beheading at the hands of these monsters,  then the Vatican is inviting a whole lot of criticism from all quarters.

On June 25 we learnt via the Catholic News Service that:
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Syrian priest killed    during rebel attack on Franciscan convent. A 49-year-old Syrian priest and hermit was killed June 23, apparently when a group of rebels attacked the Franciscan Convent of St. Anthony in Ghassanieh, a village in the north near the Turkish border.
Franciscan Father Pierbattista Pizzaballa, the head of the Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land, told Vatican Radio June 24 that Father Francois Murad was not a Franciscan, but had taken refuge in the convent when it became clear he was not safe at the Syriac Catholic hermitage he was building nearby.
Syriac Catholic Archbishop Jacques Behnan Hindo of Hassake-Nisibi told Fides, the news agency of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, that Father Murad "sent me several messages which showed he was aware of living in a dangerous situation and was willing to offer his life for peace in Syria and the world."
Father Pizzaballa told Vatican Radio that Ghassanieh -- "like other Christian villages -- has been almost completely destroyed and is almost totally abandoned." He said he believes the only people left in Ghassanieh "are the rebels with their families, rebels who are not from Syria and who are extremists."
"The only thing we can do, other than pray for Father Francois and all the victims, is pray that this folly ends soon and that no more weapons are sent to Syria because that would only prolong this absurd civil war," Father Pizzaballa said.
The Franciscan leader said Syria is a "battleground, and not just between Syrian forces, but also for other Arab countries and the international community. The ones paying the price are the poor, the small and the least, including the Christians."
"The international community must put the brakes on this," he said.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Turkish unrest gains mega momentum after Kurd protester's death

This is not gonna end well for Erdogan.

From RTNews:
Thousands of protesters have gathered   in central Istanbul in an anti-government rally to denounce government use of force against the demonstrators and to show solidarity with the protester killed in southeastern Turkey on Friday.

Saturday’s Taksim Square protest was dispersed after a couple of hours following a police warning, as law enforcement used shields to push the crowd away from the square. Water cannon trucks were also present but no water was fired. 

"Murderer police, get out of Kurdistan!" protesters chanted as they approached the cordoned area. "This is only the beginning, the struggle continues. The murderer state will pay!" 

Around 1,000 people have remained after the warning and were pursued by police on to the side streets where ten people were detained according to the Hürriyet Daily.

The June 29 protest had been planned as part of larger unrelated anti-government demonstrations but then turned out to voice solidarity with the Kurds following an incident on Friday when government forces killed an 18-year-old Kurd, Medeni Yildirim, and wounded at least 10 protesters as they fired on a group of some 250 people that was protesting the construction of a gendarmerie in the Lice district of Diyarbakir province. ....

From Mecca with MERS

Likely to happen.   And why not?  Everything evil has spouted from Mecca so why not this new disease too.

From DailyBhaskar:
... The entire world is threatened by Middle East Respiratory Syndrome as Mecca gets ready to host millions of pilgrims from all around the world as part of its annual Hajj pilgrimage.

The disease is said to be even more dangerous than SARS as more than 60 cases were reported last year by World Health Organisation.

Authorities are desperately trying to prevent the outbreak of MERS, as it is commonly known, during the pilgrimage. 
Out of the 77 confirmed cases, 62 have been reported from Saudi Arabia and left 34 dead. 
The annual pilgrimage hosts millions of people from all across the world. Last year, more than 6 million people arrived in the holy city of Mecca to take part in the annual pilgrimage.

The disease has been compared to the deadly SARS virus that killed 800 people in 2003. 
MERS could easily become one of the deadliest epidemics, with fatality rate of 65 percent as against SARS 8 percent fatality rate, according to observations by doctors.

Some peculiar cases of MERS have shown that the disease spread even when the patient was not in contact with an infected person, have left doctors wondering. 
Cases have been reported from Qatar and other Middle -Eastern countries as well. WHO is set to meet in Cairo next month to discuss MERS and its potential threat.

Guess where and why

 HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH !!  These savages cannot get any more ridiculous than this.  But,  but we better not say a word in criticism.  They are our partner in crime NATO.
You simply won't believe why this gathering took place.

Egypt ... just before the expected mayhem in a few short hours

How the USA misjudged Egyptians!   As usual the pundits in the USA knew exactly what citizens of Egypt needed ... the Muslim Brotherhood ... and went about giving them  exactly  that.    Nation building and  force feeding democracy in places on the other side of the world instead of taking care of  their own poverty ridden Americans or safeguarding their own freedom and democracy which is being eroded by Shariah every single day.
The entire world has been trying to tell Obama and his administration that their foreign policy is totally wrong .... but then when have socialists ever been known to listen to an opposing opinion?

From NDTV:
...Egypt MPs quit parliament  in support of anti-Morsi movement.  A group of secular-leaning deputies resigned on Saturday from Egypt's acting parliament in support of the people, they said, on the eve of mass rallies planned against Islamist President Mohamed Morsi.
At least eight deputies formally resigned from the Islamist-dominated Shura Council, Egypt's traditionally toothless upper house which took over legislative duties after parliament dissolved last year.
Several others had tendered their resignations but they are yet to be accepted, upper house speaker Ahmed Fahmy said in a statement........

From: NYTimes:
....Thousands of members   of the Muslim Brotherhood, many wearing hard hats and armed with makeshift clubs, are camped near the presidential palace in anticipation of a battle to defend their ally, President Mohamed Morsi. In three days of protests against him around the Nile Delta, gunmen have killed at least five Brotherhood members and set fire to several of its offices.......

From CNN:
Artists tend to occupy the front lines against repression. So it comes as no surprise that the occupation of Egypt's Ministry of Culture protesting the "Brotherhoodization" of the ministry under the leadership of Alaa Abdel-Aziz has helped drive the planned massive demonstrations against Mohamed Morsy on Sunday.
Once again, the U.S. government appears to be on the fence in Egypt, with Ambassador Anne Patterson expressing skepticism about "street action" that could result in violent protests.
"People realize that this is about the identity of Egypt," said Hazem Azmy, a scholar active in the Culture of Ministry occupation.........

Friday, June 28, 2013

Who is Ben Rhodes?

Puppet masters hiding in the wings. Puppets dancing on strings wreaking havoc on the citizens.  So much we don't know.

Daniel McAdams writing at LRC:
Everyone is wondering (at least I am) who is Ben Rhodes,   a 30-something who ascended from literally nowhere to be what seems a main driving force behind Obama's foreign policy. He is credited with convincing the president to embrace the Arab Spring, convincing the president to bomb Libya, and, now, convincing the president to start yet another war, this time against Syria.

Who is he? How did a 24-year old aspiring fiction-writer in 2002 suddenly become one of the drafters of not only the 9/11 Commission report but also the Iraq Study Group Report? Then move on to Obama's presidential campaign as a speechwriter and then to Deputy National Security Advisor, from which he announced the beginning of a US war on Syria while the president met with supporters in the East Room of the White House? Those familiar with Washington know that such miraculous ascents rarely happen on their own and are equally rarely the result of pure, raw talent.

There might be some clues to his brother David's also improbable rise -- from a lowly production assistant at Fox News at the end of the 1990s to covering presidential elections for Fox News (including the one where his brother was writing Obama's speeches) to the lofty position of president of CBS news by 2011!

The excellent Russ Baker was wondering about all this way back in March, when he noticed a typical New York Times gloss-over article on Rhodes.

Aside from his quite unbelievable rise, we do know that he was catastrophically wrong on Libya, where a Time Magazine article pointed out at the time that he was the strong counter-weight to those who argued for more caution on the use of force.

Here is how Time put it back in 2011, when the interventionists were on the verge of their triumph:
Obama and his aides know they are taking a big risk. “It’s a huge gamble,” says the senior administration official. The administration knows, for example, that al Qaeda, which has active cells in Libya, will try to exploit the power vacuum that will come with a weak or ousted Gaddafi. They also know that the U.S. will have to rely on other countries for the crucial task of rebuilding Libya and that the region may in fact be further destabilized by intervention. Outweighing that, the National Security Council’s Ben Rhodes says, are the long-term benefits of saving lives, protecting the possibility of democratic change elsewhere in the region and—tellingly—ensuring “the ability of collective action to be a tool in circumstances like this.”
Rhodes carried the day on Libya and he was completely incorrect in his assessment, his analysis, his prediction, and his prescription. Anyone who bothers to look at Libya today, which is run by gangs of roving extremist death squads would see what a fool Ben Rhodes is for his promise of "democratic change" in Libya -- and how much more foolish is the president for following the advice of such a person............

Bahrain on the march

Recent happenings in NATO's "success story" Libya

Americans are coming back from Afghanistan with their tails between their legs as have other NATO countries in the past year(s) ....but none of these Judeo-Christian countries have learnt even the first lesson from the Primer on Muslim Savages....and guess what.... they never will.  Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Egypt .... all total failures.  And Syria will be yet another one ... it's a given.  Two recent presidents of the USA, George"Islam is a Religion of Peace" Bush  and Barack Hussein Obama are jointly responsible for thousands of dead American and NATO soldiers and tens of thousands of dead Muslims... with zilch, zero, nothing good to show for it.   Afghanistan will revert to what it was, Libya is becoming worse than it used to be,  Iraq is in the first stages of a bloody sectarian war,  Egypt is about to erupt, yet again .... and the USA's warships with (I believe more than  3000 combatants) in Egyptian waters .... won't be able to prop up Morsi any longer.

Charles  Millon, France's ex-Minister of Defence writing at WorldReview:
....These men, with their well-armed militias, prosper and prepare for what is expected to be Libya's sombre future.
In the south jihadists tend to their business, carrying out attacks.
If tribal and religious leaders succeed in reaching an agreement it will simply be a matter of Libya following the path of the oil-based monarchies of the Gulf, like Qatar and Saudi Arabia.
The literal and violent application of Sharia law in those countries does not appear to concern the rest of the world.
This is because the only thing that seems to be working in Libya is the production of oil and gas, which is now at pre-revolution levels.
Western oil companies, such as the French group Total which invested US$130 million in 2013 (around 100 million euros) in gas exploration in Libya, do not seem to find anything wrong with the situation vacillating between anarchy and Islamist repression.
As Libya appears to be heading towards a violent order under the dual banner of oil and Salafi Islamism, it is Libya’s African neighbours who are most afraid.

From CNN:
A tense calm prevailed over Libya's capital Thursday  after days of chaos left at least seven people dead -- including a 12-year-old boy.But it's unclear if the violence is really over -- or even who the warring groups are.
Sounds of heavy gunfire and explosions echoed across Tripoli on Wednesday night, sending waves of confusion and panic as residents weren't sure who was behind the attacks.
Medical sources in Abu Saleem Hospital said two people, including a 12-year-old boy, died Wednesday from injuries sustained in the clashes, the state news agency LANA reported. The hospital also said it was treating a number of injured from the violence.
LANA said it was not clear what groups were involved in Wednesday's fighting. It quoted witnesses as saying the densely populated Abu Saleem area was in a state of "panic and fear" as fighting closed off main roads in the area, including the one leading to the international airport..........

From HumanRightsWatch:
....Libyan authorities should allow displaced residents  of the city of Tawergha to return to their homes safely. Local authorities in Ajdabiya turned back a group of Tawerghans on June 25, 2013. Some had left Benghazi in a convoy of about 40 cars for Tawergha, 750 kilometers west, only to be barred passage in Ajdabiya, 150 kilometers from Benghazi.
Tawerghans fled their hometown in August 2011 as armed fighters from the nearby city of Misrata approached. About 35,000 Tawerghans are dispersed across the country and have been prevented from returning by armed groups from Misrata. The Misrata groups accuse Tawerghans of fighting with pro-Gaddafi forces during the 2011 conflict and committing war crimes in Misrata..........

From GlobalPost:
....Clashes erupt in Tripoli,   bomb kills Libya army officer. Fighting erupted in Tripoli on Wednesday when gunmen tried to free comrades seized by ex-rebels, and an army officer was assassinated in Benghazi, highlighting Libya's continuing insecurity nearly two years after dictator Moamer Kadhafi fell.

The clashes broke out in the Abu Slim area near the centre of the capital, a security official said, and gunfire from heavy weapons could be heard in several areas of the city.
Plumes of smoke could be seen rising into the sky above Abu Slim, an AFP journalist at the scene said.
"It's a war here," Meftah, a resident of the area, told AFP.....

Madness spreads deep inside the Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Imagine what will happen when the RCMP gets unionized as they have been trying to.  Even before they get union membership that usually makes union members think and even say outright  "I don't give a fig about you or your rights because my job is safe anyway, so kindly fuck off"  ... they are already practicing how to become hated bullies.

Unbelievable!   What a terrible invasion of privacy!  This happened in Canada?!!   Is the insanity from down south wafting upwards to Canada?  Who got the RCMP and the CF personnel to invade private homes and rifle around looking for guns?!!!  Unbelievable!!   The RCMP and the CF better keep their lawyers handy .... people are mad and they will sue ... as they should.

The chief spokesman for Prime Minister Stephen Harper is urging the RCMP to return guns seized from homes in flooded-out High River, Alta., and focus on other tasks instead.

RCMP officers, assisted by Canadian Forces personnel, have entered an unknown number of homes in the flood zone in High River that had been evacuated by their owners. A video made by the police shows them searching for pets, people or other hazardous items.

RCMP have said that if they found an unsecured firearm in the home, they seized it for safekeeping and plan to return it to the owner........

USA bringing back non-essential spies from Egypt ...

and news of other going-ons before the toppling of their man Morsi on June 30.

Matthew Lee writing at BigStory:
... The Obama administration on Friday warned Americans against all but essential travel to Egypt and moved to reduce the official U.S. presence in the country amid fears of widespread unrest.

Just hours after Egyptian officials said an American had been killed in clashes between government supporters and opponents in the city of Alexandria, the State Department said Americans should defer nonessential travel to Egypt, citing the uncertain security situation. It also said it would allow some nonessential staff and the families of personnel at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo to leave Egypt until conditions improve.

"Political unrest, which intensified prior to the constitutional referendum in December 2012 and the anniversary in 2013 of Egypt's 25th January Revolution, is likely to continue in the near future due to unrest focused on the first anniversary of the president's assumption of office," it said. "Demonstrations have, on occasion, degenerated into violent clashes between police and protesters, resulting in deaths, injuries and extensive property damage."

"Participants have thrown rocks and Molotov cocktails and security forces have used tear gas and other crowd control measures against demonstrators. There are numerous reports of the use of firearms as well," it said.

The department added that it had authorized the departure of "a limited number of nonemergency personnel" in addition to family members........

From Reuters: 
.... Two people, one an American, were killed  when protesters stormed an office of Egypt's ruling Muslim Brotherhood in Alexandria, adding to growing tension ahead of mass rallies aimed at unseating the Islamist president.

A third man was killed and 10 injured in an explosion during a protest in Port Said, at the mouth of the Suez Canal. Police on Saturday said the cause was unclear but protesters, believing it was a bomb, attacked an Islamist party office in the city.

Egypt's leading religious authority warned of "civil war" after violence in the past week that had already left several dead and hundreds injured. They backed President Mohamed Mursi's offer to talk to opposition groups ahead of Sunday's protests.........

Bel Trew writing at AhramOnlineEnglish:
... Fierce clashes between supporters and opponents of President Mohamed Morsi   continue to rage into the night in Egypt's coastal city of Alexandria, following a day of rival protests nationwide that left one Egyptian and one US citizen dead.

An American man – a photographer who had gone to the Alexandria protests to film the event – was stabbed to death, while an Egyptian man succumbed to injuries sustained from birdshot.

Several Muslim Brotherhood offices were ransacked and some torched across the country, including the group's offices in Alexandria and the Nile Delta governorates of Beheira, Gharbiya, Daqahilyah and Kafr Al-Sheikh......

Making a Killing

Documentary worth your time.   This doc is about our corrupt, corrupt world and knowing how even one  particular part of  it works to deceive us, can be a matter of life and death for you and your loved ones.

The Syrian Sorrows

Most of us, in the safe security of the West,  have no idea what war can do to human beings and the utter suffering it can bring to the lives of innocent people.  If there's only one article you intend reading today, make it this one.

Robert F. Worth writing at TheNewYorkTimes:
....I went there to meet a woman named Ibtisam Ali Aboud, who had fled her home after her husband — a retired Alawite officer named Muhsin — was killed in February by rebels. Ibtisam is a woman of 50, but she looked 20 years older, her face a pale canvas of anxious lines over her long, black mourning cloak. Her son was with her, a timid-looking 17-year-old named Jafar. We spoke in a dingy, sparsely furnished room, with a picture of a bearded Alawite saint on the wall. “We never used to feel any distinction between people of different sects,” Ibtisam told me. “Now they are ready to slaughter us.” Her husband’s killer was a car mechanic named Ayham, she said, who had eaten at their table and casually borrowed money from her husband only 10 days earlier, promising to pay it back soon. Someone had been slipping notes under their door — “Die, Alawite scum,” “Get out, regime thugs” — and sectarian killings and kidnappings were growing more common; even Muhsin had narrowly escaped being taken captive by armed men. But he refused to listen to his wife’s warnings when she told him that Ayham was working with Sunni rebel gunmen. “Ayham is my friend,” he had told her. “This is Syria, not Iraq.” One night he went out to run an errand and never came home. They found his body in the family car the next day, a bullet hole in his head. The family’s small auto-repair shop was burned to the ground days later. Jafar said that he was on his way home from there when five men surrounded him. “We will cut you all to pieces if you don’t get out,” the men said. “You will follow your father to the grave.”...........

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Steve Emerson on Obama administration's deliberate alliance with the Muslim Brotherhood

This vid is from way before the Boston bombings.  Steve Emerson talks here about "lone wolf" jihadis and how the White House is rooting for the Muslim Brotherhood.  Really worth a listen.

Despicable rotten vultures prey on those down and out and at their most vulnerable

Albertans pay heed to this  from the Better Business Bureau.

From CBC via YahooNews:
As many rush to help those   in affected by flooding in southern Alberta, another group of people are doing their best to take advantage of the situation.
Known as “storm chasers,” these individuals travel from disaster to disaster, promising quick home repairs — but often disappear before the work is done, or even started.
"It's one or two guys in a truck, just swooping in to take your money,’ said Ron Mycholuk with the Better Business Bureau.
Often, the scammers will take a look at the damage, give an estimate and ask for a portion of the cost of repairs up front, he said. And once they get the cash, they are gone.
“And as devastated as you felt when your home was flooded — it's just going to pile on," he added.
Mycholuk says he’s seen storm chasers emerge after almost every kind of disaster, including after the fires in Slave Lake.
“It’s the lowest of the low, but it’s a way for people with very little skills and very little work to make a lot of money.”
This time, he says, the Better Business Bureau wants Albertans to be prepared.
“To the victims of flood we say: 'Be careful.' Not only personally and with your families, but as you rebuild now you're going to want to be careful on who you trust with your money and your home.”
He is encouraging flood victims to research contractors before hiring anyone. This can be as simple as asking friends and family for a recommendation — or by checking with Service Alberta or the Better Business Bureau....

The totally shameless Obama and gang

Nothing and nobody can faze these destroyers from destroying the greatest country on Earth.  Keep a bucket handy for your puke if you want to read through the entire thing at the link below.  I wonder if that person (see  guy in yellow tie)  is McCain the Clueless at the meeting... looks like him.  I bet he arranged this meeting.  The man is a crazy coot warmonger. Ugh !!

Steven Emerson and John Rossomando writing at IPTNews:
...Radical Egyptian cleric Yusuf Qaradawi  is considered so radical that the United States bans him from entering the country.

Qaradawi, considered the spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood movement, has called for the killing of Jews and Americans.

That history makes the June 13 White House meeting with Sheik Abdullah Bin Bayyah all the more inexplicable. Bin Bayyah is vice president of the International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS), a group founded by and headed by Qaradawi. The IUMS has a long history of supporting Hamas –a top Hamas leader is an IUMS member – and of calling for Israel's destruction.

Bin Bayyah's website claims that he met June 13 with senior Obama administration officials at the White House.

Nonetheless, it was the Obama administration which sought the meeting with Bin Bayyah, his website's account said.

"We asked for this meeting to learn from you and we need to be looking for new mechanisms to communicate with you and the Association of Muslim Scholars (another name used for the IUMS)," Gayle Smith, senior director of the National Security Council, reportedly said.

Bin Bayyah's June 13 account placed other senior officials in the meeting, including: Rashad Hussain, the U.S. special envoy to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), National Security Adviser Tom Donilon and White House spokeswoman Jennifer Palmieri. But the account was later changed to delete the reference to Donilon's presence at the meeting.

Smith also thanked Bin Bayyah for "his efforts to bring more understanding amongst humanity" during the meeting, the Bin Bayyah account said.

The White House did not respond to repeated requests for comments between June 14 and Tuesday.
Bin Bayyah lobbied the White House to "take urgent action" to help Syrian rebels. "We demand Washington take a greater role in [Syria]," Bin Bayyah told Al-Jazeera. President Obama later announced plans to arm Syrian rebels.

In granting Bin Bayyah a visa, White House officials ignored his radical statements as well as his close connection to Qaradawi. The IUMS's hostility toward Israel, and its support of terrorists, is well documented. Bin Bayyah falls comfortably in line with that view.........

5-star hotel from an abandoned quarry

What a lovely idea.  The building will have a nice solid support of  sheer rock at its back.  I bet China has kept Arab investment away from this project.  That country will never throw open its doors to stealth jihad and that is the reason why it is in line to take over from the once powerful USA.

Natalie Paris writing at TheTelegraphUK:
.....The sheer rock face of an abandoned quarry in China is to be transformed into a spectacular hotel with its own waterfall.

The hotel, a £345-million, five-star property for the InterContinental hotel group, will cling to the walls of the quarry and overlook a sunken lake.
Its unusual centrepiece will be a 100-metre-high waterfall that will spill from the hotel roof down to an atrium on the ground floor and be visible from bedroom windows.

Two of the hotel’s 19 storeys with be submerged, looking into the depths of the lake at the bottom of the 100-metre-deep quarry. These underwater levels will house a restaurant and bedrooms.
Along with a swimming pool and all the other facilities you would usually expect, the resort will also offer opportunities for extreme sports, putting those steep quarry walls to good use with options for rock-climbing and bungee-jumping. There will also be water sports available on the lake.
The resort is based in the Songjiang district, near Shanghai. British design company Atkins is behind the build and intends to make the property as green as possible..........

United Kingdom of Great Caliphate wants to staple shut the mouths of freedom lovers

Does  anyone want any more proof than this that the once great UK is the first in the EU to embrace Shariah and give away the land to the advancing Caliphate without even the pretense of a fight?

 Ketih Vaz is an arsehole   and a big disappointment and a bigger embarrassment to the community he is supposedly from.  Mr. Keith Mega Stupid Vaz must  have a big block of Muslim voters in his constituency  so being the lying shitty politician that he is, he readily pimps  his integrity  for votes.  Ugh !!

From the BBC the faciliator of the Caliphate:
Two prominent US bloggers have been banned  from entering the UK, the Home Office has said.

Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer co-founded anti-Muslim group Stop Islamization of America.

They were due to speak at an English Defence League march in Woolwich, where Drummer Lee Rigby was killed.

A government spokesman said individuals whose presence "is not conducive to the public good" could be excluded by the home secretary.

He added: "We condemn all those whose behaviours and views run counter to our shared values and will not stand for extremism in any form."......

.......EDL leader Tommy Robinson, meanwhile, criticised the decision and said Ms Geller and Mr Spencer were coming to the UK to lay flowers at the place where Drummer Rigby died.

"It's embarrassing for this so-called land of democracy and freedom of speech," he said.

"How many hate preachers are living in this country? It just shows what sort of a two-tier system we have here."......

USA's iconic Empire State Building on the block and going, going, going to oil rich Muslims

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA  .... one gotta laugh because the alternative is to cry like a demented hair-tearing lost soul.
I am surprised that people still have doubts about how much islamized the USA has become.  Every day we hear of Shariah rules either imposed, enforced or being introduced in every aspect and in every walk of life in the USA and yet the dhimmi citizens there think their country is a beacon for freedom lovers.   Americans  incapable of  even one original thought, watch Kim Kardashian .... and that percentage is probably more than 50% of the USA's population.  What chance does the rest of the Judeo-Christian world have to escape the Caliphate if the foremost nation joins herself to the hips of the Muslim ones?????

Daniel Beekman writing at NYDailyNews:
.....Empire State Building garners $2.1 billion    cash bid by mystery would-be buyer.

Bids of $2.1 billion and $2 billion for the 102-story skyscraper were revealed in a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing that was made public Wednesday. The high-stakes offers come as the Empire State Building’s majority owner, Malkin Holdings, is preparing to make the iconic tower part of an initial public offering, even though some smaller investors oppose the move.

A mystery Middle Eastern bidder has offered $2.1 billion for the Empire State Building, topping a $2 billion bid by a part-owner of the Woolworth Building.
Both of the colossal bids are cash offers and the flush Middle Eastern group is prepared to wage a bidding war, a New York real estate executive working with the bidder told the Daily News.
“These people want this asset badly,” said Philip Pilevsky, CEO of Philips International. “If they want something, they’ll get it.”
The bids for the 102-story skyscraper were revealed in a June 24 filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that was made public Wednesday.
The high-stakes offers come as the Empire State Building’s majority owner, Malkin Holdings, is preparing to make the iconic tower part of an initial public offering.............

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Turbulent times in Turkey

The vid below is a fantastic one which was obtained by drone technology. Not sure if this was the same drone that was shot down by the police.

From NPR:
Turkey's battle with the Internet   took a new twist on Wednesday.

A Turkish government minister said Twitter has refused to cooperate with the government, but that Facebook had responded "positively" and was "in cooperation with the state."

Turkish Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Minister Binali Yilderim, quoted in Turkish media, did not elaborate on what this cooperation entails. But Turkish officials have complained that social media outlets aren't sharing user access information with prosecutors and law enforcement agencies.

The story took an additional turn later in the day, when Facebook issued a statement denying that it was cooperating with the government:

"Facebook has not provided user data to Turkish authorities in response to government requests relating to the protests. More generally, we reject all government data requests from Turkish authorities and push them to formal legal channels unless it appears that there is an immediate threat to life or a child, which has been the case in only a small fraction of the requests we have received."...........

From HurriyetDailyNews:
.... Almost 300 children  at least were taken into custody and one child was wounded by a bullet during protests related to the Gezi Park unrest, according to a report.

The report by the Gündem Çocuk (Children on the Agenda) Association covered violations of children’s rights during the Gezi Park protests between May 28 and June 25. 

According to the report, a minimum of 294 children were taken into custody during the protests. The number of children taken into custody was 78 in Ankara, 35 in Istanbul, 130 in Adana, 34 in İzmir, two in Kayseri and 15 in Mersin. The report also consisted of cases where children were exposed to pepper gas, pressurized water and noise bombs, where some were beaten and roughed up with batons. Some were taken into unregistered custody and were subject to handcuffing and profiling. The report argued that some children under custody were held within the scope of the fight against terrorism. Remarkably, the report suggested presence of a case where a child was wounded by a bullet. ...

Egyptian secularists looking forward to June 30

I hope neither the headchoppers nor Morsi's contract killers... get to the writer below.  Keep safe Mr.Salem.
We should all be worried about the situation in Egypt. It's bad and about to get worse.

Mahmoud Salem  writing at DailyNewsEgypt
One of the few remaining benefits of living in Egypt these days is the ridiculous amount of entertainment that our Islamist rulers provide.  In a scene that’s beyond parody, a number of Islamists held a massive conference to support Syria, which in their world means “Let’s kill those Shi’a Infidels”. In the first ever display of state-sponsored-Jihad-promotion in Egypt’s modern history, a number of Islamists, alongside our great ruler Mohamed Ibn Morsi the first, called upon the Nation’s Muslims to support Syria and, if possible, go fight Jihad there, because, after two years of inaction, they suddenly realised that there was a conflict there and on one side there was some non-Sunni Muslims fighting some Sunni Muslims. Gasp and horror.

In case you didn’t know, that’s completely unacceptable of course. Non-Sunni Muslims have no business being alive to begin with, or at least that’s what the speeches of the day implied. Sectarian rhetoric got spewed for two hours on live television, proving that Morsi doesn’t only have a “Christian problem”, but a “down with anything other than Sunni Muslims” problem, which should console our Christian brothers in so far that it’s not only them he dislikes. Today’s article should then bemoan the first Egyptian democratically elected openly sectarian president. If only it was that simple…

Did you know that when Morsi went to beg Russia for money and wheat, he openly declared that his position is in complete alignment with the Russian position, which is pro-Assad, just because they promised him they might think of lending him money or wheat? Did you know that this conference took place, not two days after the Obama administration’s announcement that they will fund and arm Syrian rebels? Did you know that this conference got held exactly two weeks before the 30 June demonstrations, at a time when the Muslim Brotherhood is desperate for any Islamist support to cling to power? Did you know that in Morsi’s 6th of October speech last year, he managed to fill the 80,000 seats of the Cairo stadium with his supporters, but in this speech he opted for the covered dome, which only holds 16,000 seats?  Also, did you know that opposing the ruler in Egypt is against religion and God, but opposing the ruler in Syria is holy Jihad?

How can one not love this mess?

Oh, how I wish that what took place in that conference was simply Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood showcasing their............

Bahrain is the kind of "democracy" the USA hearts ....

 and so do all the Judeo-Christian nations of the world because we have all gone stark raving mad.   gagagoogagoogagboogaboo completely crazy !!

Shiites are being killed and imprisoned in Bahrain for going on several years now .... but why should the West care, right?!  Sunnis are the teddy bears we are supposed to hug and kiss.  The West has declared war on Shiites on behalf of the Sunni nations.  Iran is the only country that reports on the plight of the Shiite community in Sunni  countries.

....Twitter user kidnapped 12 hours after tweeting about torture in Bahrain.  

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights expresses grave concern over the continued suppression to the freedom of speech over the internet, represented in the kidnapping and incommunicado detention of online user Jaffar Al-Demstani for tweeting about torture.

On 19 Jun 2013, at 12:39pm Jaffar Al-Demstani  (@alidemstani) posted tweets that his imprisoned father, the nurse Ebrahim AlDemstani has refused to attend a prison visit for the second time, in protest against denial of access to the specialist doctor he requires for the pain on his back. Jaffar tweeted that the back injury his father suffers from is due to the torture he received on the hands of colonel “Mubarak ben Huwail”.  He added that his father had been beaten with hammers on the bottom of his back which caused a fracture in his coccyx bone. Those were the last tweets from Jaffar.

At around 3 AM on 20 June 2013, the house of Jaffar Al-Demstani in Barbar was raided by armed masked men in civilian clothes believed to belong to the secret police of interior ministry, and they have kidnapped Jaffar and taken him to an unknown location. His family went in search for him at the Budiya police station where the officials there denied having him in their custody, which is a standard response.

At the time of writing this statement, there was no news on the whereabouts of Jaffar and his state of wellbeing. There is great concern that he might be subject to torture given his current status of incommunicado detention..........

Amira Al Hussaini writing at GlobalVoicesOnline:
..“Security considerations” are being cited as reasons  behind new regulations which could put an end to the use of popular services such as Skype, WhatsApp, Viber and Tango in Bahrain.

Newspapers quoted Minister of State for Communication Fawaz bin Mohammed Al Khalifa as saying new regulations were being introduced for Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) applications, which have become popular across the Gulf region, with millions of users exchanging news, views, photographs, and trivial jokes daily, as well as making free calls and connecting with friends and family......

From BahrainRightsOrg:
.....Children as young as 15 are tried as adults, in violation of Bahrain’s obligations to treat all child suspects in accordance with the rules and principles of juvenile justice. Once behind bars, 15-17 year-olds in Bahrain are detained alongside adults which puts them at greater risk of abuse and their needs as children are disregarded....

Chinese Muslims preach holy war and go on a killing rampage

Wherever Muslims reside, there's trouble.  Be it in China, in Russia, in the EU, in India, in Burma, in the USA, in the Philippines, in Canada, in Australia ... did I miss any other non-Muslim majority country?    
It won't take long for all the China  haters but muzzie lovers, to gang up on that country without even checking twice why China clamps down hard on Uighurs.

From TheGuardianUK on June 20
China jails Uighurs for online 'extremism'  Eleven sentenced, including one to six years in prison, for allegedly preaching holy war and promoting racial hatred.
Courts in China's far western region of Xinjiang have sentenced 11 ethnic Uighurs to up to six years in jail for promoting racial hatred and religious extremism online, in the latest crackdown on what China sees as violent separatists.
Eight of those convicted came from the old Silk Road city of Kashgar, the Justice Ministry's official newspaper Legal Daily reported on its website.
In one of the cases, the suspect went on illegal websites to download material that "whipped up religious fervour and preached 'holy war'" and "whipped up ethnic enmity", the Legal Daily said in its report late on Wednesday.
"This created a despicable effect on society," the newspaper said, citing the court ruling.
Another suspect was jailed for spreading via the internet materials from overseas that "advocate religious extremism and terrorism", the newspaper reported. Legal Daily said Aihetaimu Heli was given the harshest sentence of six years in jail for uploading to the internet materials promoting jihad and ethnic hatred.
The sentence was handed down on Wednesday in the far-western city of Aksu, the paper said.
In Kashgar, eight others were sentenced to between two to five years for creating a public nuisance after breaking into homes and destroying 17 television sets in what the paper called a religious frenzy.
Two others were fined and given less serious administrative punishments of from five to 15 days for posting extremist material to a blog and spreading rumors of a suicide bombing on the popular QQ internet messaging service.
The report did not specify the ethnicity of those jailed, but their names and the location of the courts where they were sentenced indicated they were all Uighurs, a Turkic-speaking Muslim people..........

From BusinessWeek via AP  on June 26:
....Assailants attacked police and other people with knives and set fire to police cars in China's restive far-western Xinjiang region on Wednesday in violence that killed 27 people, state media said. It was one of the bloodiest incidents in the area since unrest in the regional capital killed nearly 200 in 2009.
Xinjiang is home to a large population of minority Muslim Uighurs but is ruled by China's Han ethnic majority. It borders Central Asia, Afghanistan and Pakistan and has been the scene of numerous violent incidents in recent years.
The early-morning attacks — described by state media as riots — also left at least three people injured in remote Lukqun township in the Turkic-speaking region, the official Xinhua News Agency said. Police stations, a government building and a construction site were targeted in the violence, it said.
Xinhua said the attackers stabbed victims and set fires, killing 17 people including nine police or security officials, before officers shot and killed 10 of the assailants in Lukqun in Turpan prefecture. The agency cited officials with the region's Communist Party committee.....

So ... how is NATO's Caliphate of Libya doing these days?

Are the Libyans happy now?  Is the black flag of islam flying everywhere?  Above all, are the NATO countries who partook in that glorious sojourn patting each others' backs for bringing "democracy" to Libya?

Nancy A. Youssef writing at McClatchy:
....The September death of U.S. Ambassador  Christopher Stevens and three other Americans was supposed to mark the end of Ansar al Shariah, the extremist militia suspected of being behind the attack and that had controlled the streets of this city for months beforehand, demanding that an Islamist country emerge from the 2011 revolution that toppled longtime leader Moammar Gadhafi.

Three days after the popular ambassador’s death, hundreds of outraged Libyans stormed Ansar al Shariah’s headquarters, routing everyone inside and setting the building ablaze. Members of Ansar al Shariah disappeared, “like sugar in water,” as one Libyan explained. The militant group’s checkpoints came down around the city and its threats against residents that its members had seen as too liberal stopped. Libya, the people of Benghazi seemed to say, would not tolerate extremism in the nation’s second largest city.

That was then. Nine months later, Ansar al Shariah is back on the streets of Benghazi.

This time, the group is rebranding itself as a social organization, opening a health clinic and a center for Islamic exorcism. It provides aid to the poor. Its Facebook page shows the group’s vehicles patrolling the streets and its members constructing new buildings and handing out money to the needy. None of this is clandestine: Ansar al Shariah signs mark the clinics and the cars are emblazoned with the black Ansar al Shariah flag. The same flag can be seen flying from many apartment balconies.

Ansar al Shariah members are manning checkpoints as well, including a main one leading into the city, though residents say they are friendlier than before when they force drivers to stop their cars and explain who they are.

Local officials see no reason to stop the militia’s return, in spite of the accusations that its members orchestrated the Sept. 11, 2012, attack that killed Stevens and State Department computer specialist Sean Smith when the building they were hiding in was set on fire. Two former Navy SEALs working for the CIA, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods, died hours later in a mortar attack on a nearby CIA station.

“They are offering social services after the murder of Chris Stevens,” said Col. Hamad bin Khair, commander of the 1st Brigade of the Libyan Army, based here. “They are Libyans. They have that right.”........

Scores of Libyan militiamen descended   on an anti-Islamist rally in the nation’s capital, Tripoli, kicking and beating protesters who had taken to the streets Friday as part of a call for mass demonstrations against the country’s unruly militias and Muslim radicals.

Rallies also took place in two other Libyan cities, Benghazi and Tobruk, with hundreds of activists denouncing the armed thugs and decrying what they describe as political maneuverings by the nation’s Muslim Brotherhood.

Libyan lawmakers approved the bill during the weekend, with guns still drawn on the streets, and the militias seemed to be gradually lifting their siege in the capital. But witnesses said they remained hunkered down inside the Foreign and Justice Ministry, paralyzing the institutions and preventing employees from coming to work........

Six Libyan soldiers were killed in an attack by unidentified gunmen on an army checkpoint south of the coastal city of Sirte, once a stronghold of slain leader Muammar Gaddafi, a Libyan security source said on Tuesday.
There was no immediate word on who was behind the attack.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Canada admits that Al Qaeda (AQIM) was responsible for kidnapping of Canadian diplomats

I hate the way reporters  from almost all our main newspapers in Canada do their reporting.  Why can't they come out and say exactly how things are?  Why call this Al Qaeda person a "bandit" and infer that he has "ties" to Al Qaeda but is a "fugitive al-Qaeda-aligned bandit"?   Mokhtar Belmokhtar   is the leader of Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreh (AQIM).  That's it.  Why go around that fact?  For what?  

Here's what the status is as we should see it:
1) Under the Conservative govt.  a ransom was paid to Al Qaeda for freeing two Canadian diplomats.  Did the govt. pay the ransom money or was it a collection from private individuals ...that we do not know..... as yet;
2) The Conservative govt and I presume every member of the other three parties walking the halls of power in Ottawa know that Al Qaeda is an enemy of Canada and Canadians;
3) Knowing that Al Qaeda and affiliates are our sworn enemies,  the Harper govt. is still  not averse to siding with the USA, UK and other powers who desire to arm Al Qaeda and affiliates  in Syria in order to oust Assad.
We should never forget that .... especially at the next Federal election.

Colin Freeze and Les Perreaux writing at TheGlobe&Mail:
.....Bandit with ties to al-Qaeda charged by RCMP for abducting diplomats. Canadian police have charged Mokhtar Belmokhtar, a fugitive al-Qaeda-aligned bandit based in the Sahara Desert, with the kidnapping of two Canadian diplomats almost five years ago.

The charges amount to a largely symbolic act against one of the world’s most wanted terrorists, given there is almost no conceivable scenario where Canadian authorities will get to arrest or try him and his co-accused.........

NATO members involved in Libya's "liberation" sued by migrant survivors

Terrible story of how NATO naval ships and helicopters (with the exception of one who dropped water and biscuits) let 63 migrants suffer and die only a few nautical miles from their warships.  Guess NATO was too busy liberating the light-skin Libyans from dictator Gadhafi and didn't want to be distracted by dark-skin African migrant workers who were trying to get away from war-torn Libya.  What a wonderful world!

.....Last year, an investigation by the Council of Europe,   the continent's human rights watchdog, found that a catalogue of institutional and legal failures led to the avoidable deaths of the migrants. It called on Nato and its member states to launch separate inquiries into why so many military units – including a Spanish frigate under Nato command that was sailing in the immediate vicinity of the boat – failed to respond to the migrants' desperate pleas for help.....

....Father Mussie Zerai, an Eritrean priest in Rome, one of the last people to communicate with the migrant boat before its satellite phone battery ran out, warned against the omertà, or code of silence, among Nato states....

...Launching the legal case, Abu Kurke , a survivor, described what happened after the dinghy left Libya on 27 March 2011 before washing up in Libya two weeks later with only 11 people alive, two of whom died shortly after.....

........Abu Kurke said: "We waited for help and it never came. People began to die after three days. The sea was rough, some fell overboard and couldn't climb back in. After a week with nothing to eat or drink, some drank sea water and fell ill.

"I noticed the people who drank sea water died faster than those who didn't, so I abstained from drinking it. I kept the bottle given by the helicopter, once that water was finished, some of us kept our urine in the bottles. Each time our mouths got too dry we sipped our own urine. I also had toothpaste, which I ate.

"For the first eight days, we kept the dead bodies in the boat, no one wanted to throw a body overboard. But more people were dying because of the smell. Many times we saw boats and picked up bodies to show them. Finally a week after the deaths, it was very smelly, people began throwing the bodies out. Sometimes water came over the side and swept the corpses away.".....

Paging Office of Religious Freedom, Canada

When can we expect  Andrew Bennet, Ambassador of the Office of Religious Freedom,  to give us a report on how many persecuted Christian individuals have been freed from Muslim nations known to persecute people for their religious beliefs?

Here we have an example  of how he helped a Muslim from the Buddhist/Hindu land of Sri Lanka.  That's not a great achievement given that Sri Lanka is a reasonable country to deal with.  What else have you done Mr.Bennet?  Engaging Kazakhstan on behalf of the Ahmadiyya Muslims is,  I admit, admirable ... but how about telling us about your progress, permit me a small laugh here ... hahahahhhahahhaha .. if any,  with Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE and the other sheikhdoms who are considered to be our partners in  crime NATO.  Sadly, the Globe & Mail's reporter Steven Chase forgot to query the Ambassador about those particularly vile partners of Canada.  I wonder why.  Could it be that Mr.Chase didn't want to embarrass the well-meaning Ambassador with difficult questions?

Here's a list of the various "Condemnations' the Office of Religious Freedom has sent out to the "culprit" countries.  Maybe, this newly opened entity, a brainchild of the Harper govt, is doing some good already.  Let's wait and see what they have to tell us about their meetings with Saudi Arabia and all our other sweet and loving partners out there in stinkoland.  We are waiting Ambassador Bennet.

You know something, Mr.Bennet?  When we learnt of this new platform and your mandate,  most of us assumed that Canada was going to vigorously look at CHRISTIAN persecution in Muslim lands.  Know why?  Because, Christians are the people most persecuted for their faith.  Looking at the list of "condemnations"  it seems your office has been devoting more attention to lesser persecuted peoples of this world while ignoring Christians.

Below are a few of the recent news on Christian persecution.  Remember "Christians"  Mr.Bennet?  It's not that difficult to rescue Muslims from Hindu, Chinese or Buddhist nations and even Muslims of a "lesser stripe" from Muslim lands where Sunni Muslims think they are beneath them .... but how about trying the same kind of dialogue that you used with the reasonable nations of Hindu or Buddhist majority with the nations of  Muslim majority to rescue Christians?  Does not work much, does it?

Fr. Alexander Lucie-Smith writing at CatholicHeraldUK:
....There are no good guys in the Syrian conflict;  people can only choose the lesser of evils....
.....I have just been in contact with my friends in Aleppo who tell me that much of that beautiful city is now in ruins, though not the Christian quarter in which they live. Life in Aleppo is in fact quiet, even “normal”, but resembles Beirut in the 1980s. There is a line down the city dividing east from west. One side is under rebel control and the other is in the hands of the government, and one cannot cross from one side to the other......

....My friends in Aleppo who were so good to me when I visited them, are now praying and hoping for an Assad victory. Can you blame them? The Christians of Syria have no real choice in the matter. They have been a tolerated, indeed a privileged, minority under the Ba’athist regime (as they were in Iraq); if the regime falls, their fate will be that of Iraq’s Christians. They cannot understand, indeed are completely bewildered by, what I told them, namely that the British government is considering arming their enemies. They pray that this will not happen, and so do I........

From CitizenPlatform:
The Northern States chapter of the Christian  Association of Nigeria (CAN) has expressed its disappointment with President Goodluck Jonathan over his  statement that the Boko Haram sect has killed more Muslims than Christians and that the menace is not a religious by nature.
The association in a statement by its spokesperson, Elder Sunday Oibe, said the President’s statement is misleading and unacceptable stressing that Christians and their churches and businesses have been the major targets of the Boko Haram insurgency group.
The statement partly reads “We want to believe that the president was misquoted; we don’t want to believe that with the security apparatus and reports from security intelligence network at his disposal, he made this type of assertion,” CAN said.
“If it is true that Mr. President actually made this assertion, then, we are highly disappointed and sad at this veiled attempt to distort the facts as it concerns the activities of the Boko Haram sect.”
“We say this because there has never been any bomb that has been exploded in any mosque or targeted at any mosque in the entire activities of the Boko Haram sect in the north. The Boko Haram members even said that when a Muslim is killed, it is by mistake.”

From ChristianSolidarityWorldwide:
How the situation looks for Syrian Christians.    
The Syrian people have experienced decades of political repression, but in the last two years things have come to a head in a conflict that has claimed thousands of lives. Large parts of the north of the country have been controlled by rebel groups since last year, and now the struggle has begun for city of Aleppo – which has the largest Christian population in Syria.
- Hundreds of thousands of Christians have been displaced by the fighting, or have made the difficult decision to leave their homeland, amid increasing waves of violence and targeted kidnappings.
- A Syrian pastor told us, “Millions are not sleeping in their own beds, forced out of their homes to find themselves with their children, homeless and living in public parks or in the wilderness.  Others are not sure if they or their children and loved ones will see the light of a new day.”
- According to the BBC, a Greek Catholic leader reported that over a thousand Christians had been killed, “entire villages … cleared of their Christian inhabitants”, and more than 40 churches and Christian centres damaged or destroyed.
- In April this year, CSW highlighted that two Syrian Archbishops were kidnapped by rebels. They were returning to Aleppo after a humanitarian mission. The bishops are still missing, and neither side in the Syrian conflict has claimed responsibility for the kidnappings.
It’s vital that we join together in prayer for Syrian Christians at this extremely difficult and dangerous time. The Religious Liberty Partnership, an international coalition of religious liberty organisations including CSW, has asked churches worldwide to pray for Syria..........

From ReligiousFreedomCoalition:
Al Shabaab rebels publicly shoot young man for his faith. 
...The insurgents in Jamaame district in southern Somalia had been monitoring 28-year-old Hassan Hurshe since his arrival from a Kenya in 2010 and determined that he had become a Christian while in Kenya, said area Muslim sources whose names are withheld for security reasons.
Al Shabaab members on June 7 brought Hurshe to a public place in the town of Jilib and shot him in the head, they said.
“Many people watched this horrible action, including women and children,” said a witness....

From ChinaAid:
Zhuoqi Gospel Church banned by local government  in Alashan, Inner Mongolia. Church members still cannot hold worship service..  On April 28, 2013, local officials from the office of religious affairs in Zhuoqi, Inner Mongolia raided the Zhuoqi Gospel Church. Since then, the church members have continued to endure pressure and intimidation from the United Front Work Department of the CPC Central Committee. They have not been able to meet for regular worship services. Entry into the church’s original sanctuary is prohibited, nor is the pastor allowed to even go back to the church. 
It was around 8 o’clock on the morning of the 28th when the congregants were praying at a Sunday church service. Suddenly, about 60 policemen led by many religious affairs officials stormed into the building. Some of the policemen were fully armed as riot police. They busted their way to the podium and took hold of the worship leader, worship assistant, and even the pianist and choir. Presenting no valid legal permit, the police used force to rob the church members of their right to religious freedom.
During the police attack, some female believers were so scared and they fainted. Out of kindness, some reached out to hold the frightened women. But as a result, they were pushed to the floor, punched, and kicked. After witnessing this scary scene, a 70-year-old man fainted. When a 50-year-old woman was just about to hold the collapsed man, three police officers took hold of her and tied her arms behind her back. As she was struggling with the three police, two more walked up to her, punched, and kicked violently at her. After being severely beaten, the woman almost lost her consciousness.
The police also pepper-sprayed the church members. The choking smell quickly spread throughout the sanctuary as many sisters coughed so violently that they could hardly breathe. They could barely open their eyes. ........

Monday, June 24, 2013

Guess where and why

Here's an indepth blog on why.  The year 2013 will be known as the year people rose up against their corrupt governments.  The arab spring stuff was all manufactured and not grass root cries like we are seeing of late.

Who is more right on Syria - Vladimir Putin or Barack Obama? Prof. Jeffrey Sachs has the answer ...

on that question and several others relevant to our present time. Besides the first answer (which everybody knows even if they pretend not to) most of the others are stupid.and some are downright stupid.  Professors are people who think they know everything because they have those capital letters after their name.  Below is a sampling of the Qs and As.

Who is more right on Syria  – Vladimir Putin or Barack Obama?
Surprisingly, Putin. Yes, Russia is no doubt backing a tyrant in Bashar al-Assad, but Putin is correct that it is not the job of the United States or the West to overthrow the Syrian government. We have had enough US-led regime change in the Middle East. It repeatedly leads to disaster. It is time for Middle East region to sort out its own problems without Western meddling.

With Brazil following on from Turkey, following on from the tumult in the Middle East, is protest here to stay?
Protest today is pervasive: Brazil, Turkey, Athens, Rome, Paris and even Stockholm. And let’s not forget the Occupy Movement in the US, which was put down by a police crackdown. Tensions are high in many countries, from rich to poor. Governance is in crisis as a result of economic crises, inequalities and the challenges of globalisation.......

What chance of peace in a post-Nato Afghanistan?
The Afghanistan war has been a disaster. The US and UK should get out. Instead, the UN should sponsor a serious development programme, pooling efforts of the US, Europe, the Gulf Co-operation Council, China and Japan. With proper investments, Afghanistan’s mining sector could help to fund long-term development.....

Your latest book is about John F Kennedy’s quest for world peace. If he had been president on 9/11, would the world now be a very different place?
If JFK’s approach to peace in 1963 had been applied after 9/11, the world would be safer, more prosperous and on a far healthier trajectory. We have real problems to solve: poverty, environmental threats, hunger and social exclusion. Instead, we are wasting lives, time and money on disastrous military approaches that will solve nothing. As JFK put it best, “So let us not be blind to our differences, but let us also direct attention to our common interests and the means by which those differences can be resolved. And if we cannot end now our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity. For in the final analysis, our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this small planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children’s futures. And we are all mortal.”........