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“Events, dear boy, events,” British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan supposedly said when discussing what political leaders most feared. No politician, however skilled, can predict the future. But they can manage expectations and perceptions. And that’s precisely what Donald Trump did with his masterful speech at the Republican National Convention, creating a confirmation bias through which all future terrorist attacks will be interpreted. Since he spoke, Europe has been providing those events.

  • Even as this is written, reports indicate an 84 year old priest was beheaded in his church in Normandy, France by two attackers claiming allegiance to the Islamic State.
  • The day before that, a Syrian refugee in Germany killed one woman and injured two other people by attacking them with a machete.
  • Also Monday, a “failed asylum seeker” attempted to suicide bomb a German music festival, with the BBC reporting it as “Syrian migrant dies in German blast.” New reports indicate he pledged allegiance to the Islamic State [Bomber who blew himself up in Germany pledged allegiance to Islamic State, by Angela Waters, USA Today, July 25, 2016].
  • Just a few days before that, we had a “German-Iranian” who killed nine people in Munich. And only a few days before that we had the slaughter of at least eighty-four people in Nice, France as a truck barreled into a crowd celebrating Bastille Day.

There is also breaking news of a shooting in the city of Malmo, Sweden, an area heavily colonized by Muslims. However, as yet there is no evidence whether this is a terrorist attack.

European authorities appear impotent in the face of these attacks. The French government said plaintively that the attacker in Nice radicalized “very rapidly” because of his exposure to online extremist Islamic propaganda. [Attacker in Nice is said to have radicalized ‘very rapidly,’ by Michael Birnbaum and James McAuley, Washington Post, July 16, 2016]

Today’s murder of Father Jacques Hamel was even more stunning—one of the killers was actually being monitored via an electronic tag because he had twice tried to join Islamic State forces in Syria. [‘A war of religions:’ Fury in France over how known jihadists on terror watchlist were allowed to murder priest as Sarkozy calls for a ‘merciless response,’ by Imogen Calderwood, Daily Mail, July 26, 2016]

What’s worse, Adel Kermiche, one of the attackers, was considered a “normal teenager” with no particular interest in Islam who would “[drink] alcohol” until recently. [ISIS Says Its ‘Soldiers’ Attacked Church in France, Killing Priest, by Adam Nossiter and Benoit Morenne, New York Times, July 26, 2016]

The appalling conclusion: even with an Orwellian security regime and a heavy military presence on the streets of French cities, the French government can’t (or won’t) do anything against jihadists.

What’s more, given the ability of these kinds of terrorists to “self-radicalize” via the Internet or extremists within the already huge Muslim diaspora communities, even the most intrusive surveillance program will fail to detect budding attackers.

Already, before the latest round of attacks, city councilors, gun shop owners, and figures in the intelligence community were all speaking about France as a nation on the verge of civil conflict. [What next? Could France be facing a civil war? By Jonathan Miller, CNBC, July 18, 2016] The general lack of faith in civil authorities is not being helped by new allegations French Interior Ministry officials were attempting to doctor reports and cover up their incompetence. [Scandal grows over lack of security on night of Nice terror attack, by James McAuley, Washington Post, July 25, 2016]

There are also rumblings in Germany. The governor of Bavaria said Germany “must do whatever is necessary to protect our citizens” and spoke of his citizens as being fearful and on edge. [Germany must address fears after attacks, says Bavaria governor, BBC, July 26, 2016]

Is this the new normal? Amazingly, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls says it may simply be that the French people “have to live with terrorism” [French Prime Minister Slammed for Saying “France Will Have To Live With Terrorism, by “Tyler Durden,” Zero Hedge, July 15, 2016].

It no longer seems absurd to say we are seeing the opening shots of a European civil war. Things that can’t go on forever, don’t—and it’s impossible to imagine Western Europe will continue to tolerate almost daily terrorist attacks indefinitely.

At the very least, one might think the explosion of terrorism in the heartland of Western Civilization would at least be worthy of comment by our alleged political leaders in the Democratic Party.

However, subject of terrorism and the existence of the Islamic State was not even mentioned on the opening night of the Democratic National Convention.

1444381_630x354Donald Trump, speaking in Charlotte before a crowd of veterans, capitalized on this failure t oday:

We need to change our foreign policy to focus on defeating and destroying ISIS, a word you didn’t hear last night at the Democrat convention. You didn’t hear it. They don’t want to talk about it because in a very true way, they really established ISIS because of weakness… It’s also essential that we suspend the refugee flows from Syria and other dangerous countries so we don’t bring into the United States the same terrorism that our American soldiers are fighting overseas.

As Trump points out, we don’t have a terrorism problem so much as an immigration problem. Yet at this moment Hillary Clinton is suggesting importing more Muslim refugees.

As we are learning in Europe, a large Muslim population practically guarantees more terrorist attacks because it provides a group of people susceptible to being radicalized by uncontrollable means, including books, social networking, or websites. In practice, once you have a large Muslim population, the danger of Islamic extremism and jihadism becomes a permanent fixture of your society—unless that population is physically removed.

But Clinton wants to make this danger a part of everyday American life as it is now in Europe.

There’s been a notable reluctance by the Main Stream Media to cover these recent European attacks. Indeed, the slaughter and decapitation of a Catholic priest by Muslim terrorists in France was barely considered newsworthy at all by outlets like the Huffington Post, Slate, or Salon, all of which are giving far more attention to conspiracy theories about Vladimir Putin working to make Donald Trump President of the United States.

But the Lying Press can’t cover up everything—especially as there is every indication more attacks are on the way.

And each new attack supports Trump’s theme that th e Obama Administration and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton unleashed global chaos and enabled the rise of the Islamic State. Furthermore, it forces Hillary Clinton to justify why she wants to invite more Muslim refugees i nto the country when even government surveillance is no guarantee against spontaneous outbreaks of jihad.

Not surprisingly, over half of Americans believe Donald Trump would handle terrorism better than Hillary Clinton. [CNN/ORC National Poll, July 25, 2016]

Trump, and events, have maneuvered Hillary Clinton into campaigning as the candidate of continuity, the champion of the status quo. Each new attack shows millions of Americans that Trump’s view of the world is fundamentally correct—while Hillary’s alleged view (does she have opinions?) is not just mistaken but positively dangerous.

It’s too early to say Trump is going to win simply because events are moving in his direction. But if the past two weeks are any indication, there’ll have been another attack by the time this article goes to pixel.

James Kirkpatrick [Email him] is a Beltway veteran and a refugee from Conservatism Inc.

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  1. Priss Factor [AKA "Anonymny"] says: • Website

    https://www.theguardian.com/media/2016/jul/27/french-media-to-stop-publishing-photos-and-names-of-terrorists

    One way to end terrorism and violence by Muslims, Arabs, and blacks.

    Pretend it aint happening.

    Just call them ‘youths’.

    • Replies: @helena
    , @Rehmat
  2. “Not surprisingly, over half of Americans believe Donald Trump would handle terrorism better than Hillary Clinton [Poll: Americans favor Clinton over Trump on handling terrorism, by Daniella Diez, CNN, June 28, 2016]”

    Typo?

    • Replies: @anonymous
    , @nglaer
    , @Roberto
  3. MGB says:

    Is this NATO justifying it’s existence? Recent talk of a European army would further diminish NATO’s mandate…

    • Replies: @RadicalCenter
  4. helena says:
    @Priss Factor

    It seems like that but I think it’s prob more to do with taking the heat out of Islam-phobia but I doubt it will work.

  5. Rehmat says:
    @Priss Factor

    The only way to end terrorism and violence by Zionist Jews and their Christian lapdogs is to expose their terrorism in Israelized western countries.

    On July 23, former Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, PhD, posted on her Twitter account: “Same Israeli photographer captures Nice and Munich tragedies. How likely is that? Remember the Dancing Israelis?”

    The Tweet included a link to a video by American academic Kevin Barrett, PhD (listen below).

    https://rehmat1.com/2016/07/27/cynthia-mckinney-israel-behind-nice-and-munich-terror-attacks/

  6. War for Blair Mountain [AKA "Groovy Battle for Blair Mountain"] says:

    Conservative Orthodox Christian Vladimir Putin who doesn’t like legal homo filth marriage for Russia….

    An old farting pantsuit wearing War Criminal Lesbian peckish for Huma Muzzie twat….

    Is the sky fucking blue?…Go with sky-blue Conservative Orthodox Christian Russia!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Replies: @Rehmat
    , @attonn
  7. Jason Liu says:

    Terror or not, there’s no reason why any group of people should take the zero-sum reduction of their population lying down. There should be nationalist riots all over Europe trying to topple their governments.

  8. As we are learning in Europe, a large Muslim population practically guarantees more terrorist attacks because it provides a group of people susceptible to being radicalized by uncontrollable means, including books, social networking, or websites.

    It’s not books or websites that radicalize Muslims. It’s decades of mass murder of Muslims by Imperial Washington that radicalizes Muslims. Washington could repatriate its legions and disband its mercenary forces. The only losers would be the war profiteers.

    • Replies: @gwynedd1
    , @Anonymous
  9. anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @Delinquent Snail

    No. Mr. Kirkpatrick has misread the cited source. This should have been caught before publication, and should obviously be corrected.

    • Agree: Wizard of Oz
  10. highrpm says:

    policy powers that be will never do what would most likely have the greatest effect on reducing violent conflict in the middle east and reducing acts of international terrorism: get the heck out of the middle east countries and all sovereign nations not your own, and return the stolen lands — neoisrael — and respect the sovereignty of all nations regardless of what kind of “government” it may have.

    • Replies: @Ace
  11. ‘those to whom evil is done do evil in return’
    someone should remind the author it was the war criminal, bush/cheney cabal that invaded afghanistan & iraq, setting in motion chaos that spreads like wildfire across the middle east.
    now innocent civilians in europe & the u.s. have to pay for bush’s and blair’s reckless, illegal, stupidity, as well.
    of course, one would expect a dyed-in-the-wool ideologue such as mr. kirkpatrick to be blind to the truth.
    question for the author~where should we invade now?

  12. Biff says:

    Hillary and the EU caused the refugee crisis in Europe, by overthrowing the Libyan government. If Trump connected the dots for the American people, he’d be a shoe-in.

    • Replies: @FLgeezer
    , @annamaria
  13. peterike says:

    “and it’s impossible to imagine Western Europe will continue to tolerate almost daily terrorist attacks indefinitely.”

    Oh I can imagine this very, very easily. In fact, that is precisely what I predict will happen.

  14. joe webb says:

    we are entering civil war both here and in Europe. Been saying so for about a year now

    Soon, it will be our taking hostages, and killing them too. And ultimately their families as a deterrent to more terrorism.

    Every Black Lives Matter usage, print or oral, leads to another hundred thousand white voters switching to Trump.

    No one in the ministries of truth in TV land remark the time line with regard to the ME…1948 as the start leading to the Jewish Wars and now the Migrants, and the White Reaction. Thank you to the Jews.

    Let the bad Good Times roll.

    Joe Webb

  15. gwynedd1 says:
    @WorkingClass

    Yeah funny how Muslims were and still are slaughtering themselves in sectarian violence without a Western in site. I am all for criticizing are war profiteers , but lets not pretend that the Muslim world isn’t primed for it. Same thing with Zionists. Yes the Zionists are lunatic self serving scum. That doesn’t mean Palestinians are much more than a goon society.

    • Replies: @mtn cur
    , @Jacques Sheete
  16. FLgeezer says:
    @Biff

    >Hillary and the EU caused the refugee crisis in Europe

    They simply hastened it. The rise of radical Islam was caused by the neocons in GWB’s administration who advocated for the Iraq invasion in 2003. And they advocate still for a war with Iran. These Israel-Firsters are deserving of a firing squad, for they are archwar –
    criminals responsible for the death and dispossession of millions in the Middle East. And also for trillions in war debt and death of thousands of America’s finest youngsters. A firing squad may be too good for them.

    • Replies: @Ace
  17. Sorry, much of what Fitzpatrick writes is good, but I don’t have a whole lot of use for people who use an abundance of self-referential links. Unz.com is like a VDare affiliate site.

  18. iffen says:

    one might think the explosion of terrorism in the heartland of Western Civilization would at least be worthy of comment by our alleged political leaders in the Democratic Party.

    Readers at UR or VDare see a problem with the no comment by the Demos. The people who don’t see the problem are the problem, just like your “Rats” are a problem.

  19. mtn cur says:
    @gwynedd1

    You are right, sociopaths abound anywhere you look, yet never a saint to be seen: still, large reservoirs of oil seem to function like kryptonite or something, even before anyone knew it was there. More seriously, geography, and climate, in addition to geology, virtually guarantee conflicts between anyone unfortunate or ill advised enough to hang around there, literally like a sack full of excited alley cats.

  20. EL Dato says:

    OTOH, this is completely nothing.

    In spite of navel gazing and made-to-order Blinken-CGI in the news, paranoia levels are low – lower than during the RAF terror in the 80s if my meory isn’t failing (well, we didn’t have Twitter & Friends to create the Ouroboros of the Unnews Cycle back then…)

    (An axe murderer on a train? Finally the occasion for saying “Are you feeling lucky, punk?”)

  21. @MGB

    Yeah, what impressive “Army” that would be: a few thousand Germans, a few thousand Frenchmen, and a smattering of everyone else, grossly underequipped and lacking the balls to actually fight and kill for survival.

  22. g2k says:

    What’s more, given the ability of these kinds of terrorists to “self-radicalize” via the Internet or extremists within the already huge Muslim diaspora communities, even the most intrusive surveillance program will fail to detect budding attackers.

    Certainly true and it’s also disturbing that they seem to have switched tactics from bombs, which are hard to aquite parts for and make undetected and fail more often than not, to pretty much anything with potential lethality.

    The thing is that, in the grand scheme of things, the level of violence is “manageable/acceptable” from the point of view of the political elites. So, whilst nationalist parties may benefit a bit, they’ll still not get into government or even force change onto the mainstream parties (Mutti Merkel’s latest statement bring a case in point). The population, made up of individuals statistically more likely, on an individual level, to be hit buy a bus and, especially in the case of the young, increasingly pc, won’t care very much.

    • Replies: @RadicalCenter
  23. @Lawrence Fitton

    where should we invade now

    Iran.

    Both Republican and Democratic party platforms label Iran — along with Russia and N Korea — threats to USA.

    Democratic party Platform (Draft version 2016):

    https://demconvention.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/2016-DEMOCRATIC-PARTY-PLATFORM-DRAFT-7.1.16.pdf

    We support the nuclear agreement with Iran because, if vigorously enforced and implemented, it verifiably cuts off all of Iran’s pathways to a bomb without resorting to war. . . .

    Democrats will also address the detrimental role Iran plays in the region and will robustly enforce and, if necessary, strengthen non-nuclear sanctions. Iran is the leading state sponsor of terrorism. It violates the human rights of its population, denies the Holocaust, vows to eliminate Israel, and has its fingerprints on almost every conflict in the Middle East. Democrats will push back against Iran’s destabilizing activities including its support for terrorist groups like Hamas and Hezbollah, counter Iran’s ballistic missile program, bolster the capabilities of our Gulf partners, and ensure that Israel always has the ability to defend itself.

    Republican Party platform 2016

    Challenges of a Changing Middle East

    The Middle East is more dangerous now than at any time since the Second World War. Whatever their disagreements, presidents of both parties had always prioritized America’s national interests, the trust of friendly governments, and the security of Israel. That sound consensus was replaced with impotent grandstanding on the part of the current President and his Secretaries of State. The results have been ruinous for all parties except Islamic terrorists and their Iranian and other sponsors.

    We consider the Administration’s deal with Iran, to lift international sanctions and make hundreds of billions of dollars available to the Mullahs, a personal agreement between the President and his negotiat- ing partners and non-binding on the next president. Without a two-thirds endorsement by the Senate, it does not have treaty status. Because of it, the de- fiant and emboldened regime in Tehran continues to sponsor terrorism across the region, develop a nuclear weapon, test-fire ballistic missiles inscribed with “Death to Israel,” and abuse the basic human rights of its citizens. A Republican president will not be bound by it. We must retain all options in dealing with a situation that gravely threatens our security, our interests, and the survival of our friends.https://prod-static-ngop-pbl.s3.amazonaws.com/media/documents/DRAFT_12_FINAL%5B1%5D-ben_1468872234.pdf

    Move over Putin.
    It should be noted that Benzion Netanyahu originated the process by which both parties included support for the (then-nascent) state of Israel as a party plank, in June 1944, in the context of FDR’s third campaign for the presidency:

    http://www.tabletmag.com/scroll/188996/bibi-following-in-his-fathers-footsteps
    “In the months prior to the June 1944 Republican National Convention, Netanyahu and his colleagues undertook what they called “a systematic campaign of enlightenment” about Palestine, targeting GOP leaders including former president Herbert Hoover; Senator Robert Taft, who was chairing the convention’s resolutions committee; and the influential Connecticut congresswoman Clare Booth Luce, who was slated to deliver the keynote address at the convention.

    Netanyahu’s goal was to have the GOP platform include a plank supporting Jewish statehood in Palestine. Neither party had ever before taken such a stand in its platform.

    At the same time, Rabbi Abba Hillel Silver was leading a second Jewish lobbying effort aimed at the Republicans. Silver was Stephen Wise’s arch-rival, even as he uneasily co-chaired the American Zionist Emergency Council alongside him. Silver’s close relationship with Senator Taft led to an invitation to Silver to deliver the benediction at the 1944 convention. It also gave Silver an opportunity to speak with Republican leaders about the platform.

    The Netanyahu-Silver lobbying effort was an unqualified success. The final text of the plank demanded “refuge for millions of distressed Jewish men, women, and children driven from their homes by tyranny” and the establishment of a “free and democratic” Jewish state. But then it went beyond what Netanyahu and Silver had urged, by directly criticizing Roosevelt: “We condemn the failure of the President to insist that the mandatory of Palestine carry out the provisions of the Balfour Declaration and of the mandate while he pretends to support them.” “

    I favor the Republican platform.
    Here’s why:

    1. I would luv to see the US Congress renege on a deal in which 6 other states — European states — have a stake. From briefs via AIC I’m aware that Iran has inked deals with France and with Italy, and has hosted large trade delegations from Germany. Trump is cotton-headed if he thinks those states will roll back those revenue-generating potentials without a murmur.

    2. I would luv to see the US Congress demand that any Iran deal be treated as a treaty — a position specifically explicated in another plank –>

    Reforming the Treaty System
    We intend to restore the treaty system specified by the Constitution: The president negotiates agreements, submits them to the Senate, with ratification requiring two-thirds of the senators present and voting. This was good enough for George Washington but is too restrictive for the current chief executive, who presumes to bind this country to bilateral and multilateral agreements of his devising. https://prod-static-ngop-pbl.s3.amazonaws.com/media/documents/DRAFT_12_FINAL%5B1%5D-ben_1468872234.pdf

    I wanna see that drama take place because if the Congress demands that agreements between the USA and Iran be managed in a way that “was good enough for George Washington,” then I want the US Congress to explain to the American people when the “George Washington” system that created a special, even allied, relationship between the USA and Israel, such that the USA is obligated to “Israel’s security,” took place. What is the name of the treaty? When was it submitted to the Senate, ratified by two-thirds of the senators? Who voted for it and who against? Where can we find the legislation in the records of the US Senate? Did C-Span cover the debate?
    Inquiring minds want to know.
    US taxpayers who have been shelling out billions, approaching trillions to- or on behalf of- Israel’s security want to know exactly what George Washington style treaty obligates them to do so.

    • Replies: @Lawrence Fitton
  24. Max Payne says:

    French people “have to live with terrorism”

    Meh. The Middle East has been living with terrorism since 1948. You’ll be fine.

  25. FLgeezer says:

    Superb. Thank you SC.

  26. annamaria says:

    “Amazingly, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls says it may simply be that the French people “have to live with terrorism.”
    What else could he tell? Messier Valls cannot criticize the Middle Eastern wars because the destabilization of the functioning ME states has been conducted in the name of Eretz Israel. Messier Valls can only fight comedians in order to protect the shiny dream and tribal sensitivities.
    http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/french-law-treats-dieudonne-charlie-hebdo-differently
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/03/dieudonne-banned-uk-nicolas-anelka-quenelle
    But of course, the problem of Dieudonne is that he is not “our” terrorist. The Dems Convention celebrates human-organ trafficker, a personal friend of Clintons:
    https://theinternationalreporter.org/2016/07/28/gulen-gate-islamic-terrorists-descending-on-the-democratic-national-convention/

  27. annamaria says:
    @Biff

    “If Trump connected the dots for the American people, he’d be a shoe-in.”
    Very doubtful.
    Considering the insane viciousness of Clinton-supporting machine, Trump would not survive his victory.
    Compare the absolute immunity re her many malfeasances to treatment of Manning and Snowden. The ascendancy of Mrs. Clinton is a most telling sign of the rule of plutocracy in the USA. She is the choice of top psychopathic puppeteers – financiers and war profiteers (including Monsanto).
    PS: The highly enthusiastic whoring of the so-called “progressive” media outlets like Daily Kos is beyond pale. Opportunism galore.

    • Agree: Kiza
  28. nglaer says:
    @Delinquent Snail

    Makes me not curious to read anything else of his.

  29. Its been over 12 hours and still no correction. Very low quality Mr. Kirkpatrick. You should know by now this forum is full of people that pay attention. You misquote an article and then you dont correct it. This will negatively impact peoples veiws on your work here.

    • Replies: @Ace
  30. Priss Factor [AKA "Anonymny"] says: • Website

    https://moderntokyonews.com/2016/07/28/france-to-form-a-national-guard-in-order-to-assist-against-sunni-islamist-terrorists/

    Oh boy.

    Push globalism against nationalism and end up with problem of violence and terror.

    Then, invoke nationalism to build a force to combat terrorism to facilitate more globalism.

    When an entire political order is built on lies, this is the result.

  31. KenH says:

    You can’t effectively fight ISIS while simultaneously importing millions of Muslims into Europe and the USA under the assumption that most are benign and insusceptible to radicalization. It must be coupled with a permanent ban on further Muslim immigration along with an immediate quarantine and/or repatriation plan. The libertarians might go bonkers over the quarantine, but who cares at this point.

    White Europeans should also begin targeting their own traitorous, multicultural loving politicians like hag Angela Merkel who have destroyed their nations and drastically lowered their national security and quality of life by importing these animals.

    According to conventional thinking, once we destroy ISIS the Muslim fanatics and ticking time bombs living in our midst will snap out of it and become as peaceful as the Amish. Wishful thinking.

    The extreme fundamentalist, intolerant, Wahhabi form of Islam that ISIS subscribes to pre-dates them and will long outlive them if they are ever eradicated. The “extreme vetting” proposed by Trump is laughable as any vetting system will be imperfect and as we’ve seen the incubation period for radicalism can be very short.

    • Replies: @Ace
  32. @gwynedd1

    Yeah funny how Muslims were and still are slaughtering themselves in sectarian violence without a Western in site (sic).

    I’d be most interested in how you came to that conclusion, especially given the history of Western colonialism since at least Roman times which, incidentally, predated Islam.

  33. @g2k

    Not even close to true that Germans or French are as likely to be hit by a bus than attacked by Muslims. Those fools will put up with it for a while longer and then explode. The sooner the better.

    • Replies: @Rehmat
  34. @Jacques Sheete

    Just look at the rise and fall of all the different nations, peoples, groups, ect. Look at the barbaric systems in place. Look at the lack of basic human rights. That cant all be “blamed on whitey”. Western civilizations went through several dark ages since rome collapsed. To say european colonialism is to blame for their barbaric nature is just silly. Their main religion teaches you to be a piece of shit. Thats it. They dont value knowledge or reason, peace or prosperity (unless you are regional warlord, then you can prosper). They value slaves and obedience, fear and poverty. People who follow the teachings of Allah are monsters. Either that, or they are mentally retarded for following the teachings of a tribal warlord who preaches death to all who don’t fall to their knees.

    And its not just a select few. Read the koran. It starts off cheery enough, but then allah grew up and became harsh and started to dictate all the crazyness. Unlike the bible, when there is a contradiction in the koran, it specifically says to follow the messages that came later in the book. The koran contradicts most of its peaceful verses and then amends them with violence and intolerance. Anyone that says otherwise is either lieing ( which the koran says is ok as long as its to spread the teachings of allah and its to non muslims) or uninformed.

    Knowledge is power.

    • Replies: @anonymous
  35. Anonymous • Disclaimer says: • Website

    Germany is having elections next year, and media polls for unconventional politics are unreliable.

    Things to think about:

    — Can Alternative Für Deutschland [AfD] win?
    — If so, what are the ramifications for the EU and NATO?

    Russia is responding to what it sees as existential threats in the Black Sea. Place those on the table and substantial rapprochement between Russia and Germany is achievable with both sides able to claim strength.

    • Replies: @annamaria
  36. Profiting from the misery of others is quite common, unfortunately. Just look at feminism. Trump won’t gain more than he already has by pursuing this. His followers, as can be seen on this thread and elsewhere, are too violent and have already alienated everyone they could alienate, starting with real republicans. There was no mastery at the convention except for the acolytes. Everyone else saw a clown leading a lynching mob.

    • Replies: @Kiza
  37. Rehmat says:
    @RadicalCenter

    European Christians are more hated by Jews than Muslims.

    On Wednesday, Rabbi Avraham Haim Yosef (Avi) haCohen Weiss, national president of AMCHA-Coalition for Jewish Concerns in an open letter published in Jewish on-line newspaper Algemeiner, asked Pope Francis to remove the existing Catholic church at the Auschwitz ‘death camp’.

    In the letter the rabbi claims that the presence of a Catholic church at the former death camp is a clear violation of the 1987 agreement between the Vatican and Jewish leaders which stipulates in clear language that there will be no permanent Catholic place of worship on the site of Auschwitz and Birkenau camps due to Catholic Nazis committing genocide of Jewish people during WWII…..

    https://rehmat1.com/2016/07/29/rabbi-to-pope-remove-church-from-holy-auschwitz/

  38. anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @Delinquent Snail

    Knowledge is power.

    A little knowledge is a dangerous thing;
    drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring:
    there shallow draughts intoxicate the brain,
    and drinking largely sobers us again.

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  39. Western colonialism since at least Roman times

    Huh????

    • Replies: @helena
  40. anon • Disclaimer says:

    Europe did this to itself. Muslim immigration is national suicide. There is no room or place for Muslims in any modern secular society.

    • Replies: @annamaria
  41. annamaria says:
    @Anonymous

    http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article45193.htm

    Dr. Paul Craig Roberts has been crying in the wilderness: “The Dumbshits in Washington Had Better Start Hearing Putin’s Warning”

  42. Anonymous • Disclaimer says: • Website

    What does brexit do except to make immigration to the UK even more Muslim and entirely nonwhite, is there even any white immigration from the commonwealth? Aren’t poles pretty much the only white people immigrating to the UK nowadays en mass?

  43. @anonymous

    But “knowledge is power” is at least ambiguous. It can be the appearance of having knowledge that gives power or it can be that the spreading of belief in a defective version of knowledge is powerful.

  44. @Jacques Sheete

    You start behind scratch in even getting your argument off the ground when you call an observation of fact that you quote (which you would need to dispute by disputing the facts alleged) a “conclusion”.

    So, for your use of “sic” accurately you score most of the 10 points available for grammar and spelling but for your logic your score on the 100 point question is a fat Zero.

  45. helena says:
    @Peter Frost

    hello! How’s publishing going – got any links you can share?

  46. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @WorkingClass

    Excellent point. I Couldn’t agree with you more! BTW, don’t pay any attention to that gwynedd1 he or she is deliberately muddying the waters, for I suspect, he or she is tied to the war profiteers and Zionists.

  47. Kiza says:
    @Berta Arnason

    Which mushrooms are you smoking?

    • Agree: Ace
  48. annamaria says:
    @anon

    “Europe did this to itself.” – Partially true. The bought “leaders” of EU vassal states have been the eager participants in ruining the homes and livelihood of the Middle Eastern nations.

    “How does Washington get foreign countries to do what Washington wants?” “Money,” he said. “We give their leaders bagfuls of money. They belong to us.”
    http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2016/07/27/is-europe-doomed-by-vassalage-to-washington-paul-craig-roberts/

  49. @Lawrence Fitton

    Yeah, the Middle East was a Garden of Allah before March 2003.

  50. @SolontoCroesus

    i love this site. lotta war mongers.
    john quincy adams ~ ‘america does not go abroad in search of monsters to destroy’
    our government tries to scare us. goblins under the bed. timid types are properly afraid. propaganda and outright lies are believed by the gullible. uber patriots salute the flag and fall in line on command. the loss of civil liberties, along with an emergent police state, are cheered. we can’t object to the loss of freedom as long as there are evil doers half-a-world away.
    the land of the free and the home of the brave? c’mon. we’re cowards who fell into bin laden’s trap.
    you want more war, solonto croesus. sign on the dotted line.
    but just remember what another war monger said: henry kissinger ~ ‘soldiers are dumb, stupid animals to be used as pawns in world affairs.’

    • Replies: @NoseytheDuke
  51. attonn says:
    @War for Blair Mountain

    If Clinton is elected, by the end of her first term white Americans will be besieging Russian consulates begging for visas and residency permits.
    With every passing day, it looks more and more that Russia will be the last stand of a white Christian man.

  52. Ace says:
    @highrpm

    That “return stolen lands” deal will go over like a house on fire over at the UN.

  53. Ace says:
    @Lawrence Fitton

    ** where should we invade now? **

    I know. Let’s do Russia. What’s the point of having this great military if we don’t use it? (I made that up myself.)

  54. Ace says:
    @FLgeezer

    GWB had been in office for eight months when 9-11 happened.

  55. Ace says:
    @Delinquent Snail

    If we shoot him at dawn, is that illegal?

    • Replies: @Delinquent Snail
  56. Ace says:
    @KenH

    The vetting process is nothing.

    Immigration official: Are you a Muslim?

    Would-be immigrant: Yes.

    Immigration official: Entry denied.

  57. @Lawrence Fitton

    I think you mean well but please read carefully and check the posting history of the poster you are replying to and calling a warmonger, you will find that you’ve erred in your judgement and criticism.

    BTW, Bin Laden did nothing against the USA and wasn’t the slightest bit involved in 9/11. He did support jihad in Afghanistan, and all with the full approval and support of the USA.

    • Replies: @helena
  58. helena says:
    @NoseytheDuke

    “check the posting history of the poster you are replying to and calling a warmonger”

    I did a double take when I read that comment. also, it took me a while to figure out that SC’s name isn’t solonto but that he is highlighting a historical epoch, solon to; which LF clearly hasn’t yet figured out. SC is a scholar, I wish he would publish his research in chronological order.

    • Replies: @iffen
  59. iffen says:
    @helena

    No rule is violated by an erudite scholar being a Hitler fanboy.

    • Replies: @helena
  60. helena says:
    @iffen

    Name-calling is easy – I’d like to see you come up with even one tenth of the calibre of research SC does! Which bits of SC’s research specifically do you take issue with? Dresden wasn’t firebombed? Quotes he uses are false? He’s misunderstood the bible? Go ahead, have an intellectual debate why don’t you!

    • Replies: @helena
  61. helena says:
    @helena

    Nobody sane condones violence, which is why we say the ‘pen is mightier than the sword’. Suppressing information leads to violence, open discussion leads to peace. The world does not belong to agitants, the world belongs to those who speak truth to power. I don’t know the truth but I know you’re not interested in even looking for it. Like the progressive ideology, you have preconceived ideas that you wish to persuade others of without any rationale or analysis.

    • Replies: @iffen
  62. iffen says:
    @helena

    I think this comment may have been for my benefit, although the Cosmic Equalizer attached it to your tag because the key point is directed at you. You have preconceived ideas that you assemble facts to support, picking and choosing based upon whether it supports your idea or not.

    The Jews caused the firebombing of Dresden.

    No they didn’t.

    How’s that for a debate?

    • Replies: @helena
  63. helena says:
    @iffen

    I’ve told you before my background. My starting position was the preconceived certainty that Jewish people had suffered badly. I still think that but life moves on. A jewish author wrote a book about the 20th century being the Jewish century. Jewish people have risen in society. Eminent academics Msrs. Cochran and McDonald have explained why and how; other eminent scholars Msrs. Pinker and Unz have provided plenty stats to demonstrate disproportionate representation. Eminent scholar Msr. Giraldi has waxed lyrical on the influence of Jewish/Israeli lobbies on US foreign policy. What of all that have you reason to question? Have you any idea how astonished the average Brit would be if they saw the SoD/S&S flag that AIPAC flies? As I said in a previous comment, contemporary issues can be discussed without any reference to world war II or the bible. The thing about SC is that he doesn’t just post IMO comments, he posts real research, it’s hugely impressive.

    • Replies: @helena
    , @iffen
  64. helena says:
    @helena

    Since your comprehension skills are so well honed, i’ll tag myself again. Of course Dresden wasn’t bombed by Jewish people, it was bombed by my folks wasn’t it? But if the meaning of the word holocaust is ‘mass death by burning’ then Dresden qualifies. And by the way my folks also gave Jewish refugees the land to recreate Israel. I expect there’s a monument expressing gratitude to that effect in Jerusalem.

  65. iffen says:
    @helena

    I don’t dispute the success of Ashkenazi Jews. I don’t dispute the disproportionate influence of the Jewish lobby/Lobby. I dispute the idea that reality is one big Jewspiracy.

    I am dropping ad hominem statements from any future comments. :)

  66. @Roberto

    Seems about right. “Taqiyya” is the muslim term for it. You can lie to non believers about anything as long as it is used constructively for gaining influence for Islam. Thats why you cant trust that whole section of the world. They encourage lieing!

  67. @Ace

    Tar and feather would be better.

    • Replies: @Ace
  68. Ace says:
    @Delinquent Snail

    Always my fall back choice if killing fails to solve the problem.

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