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From the AP:

Ex-French president Sarkozy held on Gadhafi claims – source

By Samuel Petrequin | AP March 20 at 5:13 AM

PARIS — Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was placed in custody on Tuesday as part of an investigation that he received millions of euros in illegal financing from the regime of the late Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi.

… Though an investigation has been underway since 2013, the case gained traction some three years later when French-Lebanese businessman Ziad Takieddine told the online investigative site, Mediapart, that he delivered suitcases from Libya containing 5 million euros ($6.2 million) in cash to Sarkozy and his former chief of staff Claude Gueant.

A lawyer for Sarkozy did not immediately respond to a message from the AP seeking comments.

Colonel Qaffafee was also unavailable for comment.

Investigators are examining claims that Gadhafi’s regime secretly gave Sarkozy 50 million euros overall for the 2007 campaign. Such a sum would be more than double the legal campaign funding limit at the time of 21 million euros. In addition, the alleged payments would violate French rules against foreign financing and declaring the source of campaign funds. …

Sarkozy had a complex relationship with Gadhafi.

 
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  1. I have pointed it out a few times (here on this blog, too) – the Libyan war did have to do with Sakozys dirty money from Gadhafi.

    Very interesting, that investigations are now really enforced.

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    • Replies: @Matthew McConnagay
    Interesting. I've never even heard of this angle before. What's the deal? And what was Gaddafi buying with that 5 mil?
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  2. I guess killing the complainant and key witness just wasn’t enough.

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  3. I guess killing the complainant and key witness wasn’t good enough. The Clinton machine tends to work its way well down the list of potential problems. Surprised this advice was not on offer.

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  4. It says something about the quality, or lack thereof, of Europe’s leaders that a mad Arab dictator like Gaddafi had a better grasp of Europe’s main challenge than said European leaders.

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/libya/7973649/Gaddafi-Europe-will-turn-black-unless-EU-pays-Libya-4bn-a-year.html

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    • Replies: @Anonymous
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/10/libya-public-slave-auctions-un-migration

    I don't recall whipping posts and slave auctions being a thing under Gaddafi, but maybe a wise neocon or neoliberal can explain to me how this is all an improvement over his dictatorship, or just part of the natural inevitable march toward democracy and human rights or something.

    Seriously, though, you'd think they'd eventually learn. Yugoslavia, Iraq, Ukraine, Syria, Libya, all societies that few of our leaders bother to seriously study the history, culture, and greater geopolitical context of... when has Wilsonian idealism in foreign policy proven to be a success in the past quarter century? But nope, we've got to go search abroad for monsters to destroy. And what happening with Poland now resembles what occurred with Thailand a decade ago: we're picking a completely pointless fight with a highly respectable ally (much more worthwhile than many others who are better treated by the State Department) that will have lasting geopolitical consequences over the usual abstract human rights nonsense.

    Next, we'll have Lindsey Graham discussing why we should be far more scared of "trade wars" than the nuclear war that would result from attempting "regime change" in Pyongyang...
    , @Anonymous
    Saw your meltdown on RooshV LoL . Try not to get too triggered while you are here , cucko !!! Teh Jooz , Teh Jooz lzlzzlzlzlzlz . Funny to see a cuck change venues .
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  5. Sarkozy, the quarter Jew, advocates forcing the French to miscegenate with the hordes of blacks and Muslims they’ve imported into France.

    Hopefully he rots in prison, and then burns for 10,000 years in hell.

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    • Agree: Charles Pewitt
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  6. Sarkozy had a complex relationship with Gadhafi.

    which means we don’t want to talk about it where is the memory hole??….

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    • Replies: @tyrone
    don't talk about "holes" remember qaddafi got it in the end!
    , @Old White Guy
    "Complex"?

    It looks pretty simple to me.
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  7. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous Bosch
    It says something about the quality, or lack thereof, of Europe's leaders that a mad Arab dictator like Gaddafi had a better grasp of Europe's main challenge than said European leaders.

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/libya/7973649/Gaddafi-Europe-will-turn-black-unless-EU-pays-Libya-4bn-a-year.html

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/10/libya-public-slave-auctions-un-migration

    I don’t recall whipping posts and slave auctions being a thing under Gaddafi, but maybe a wise neocon or neoliberal can explain to me how this is all an improvement over his dictatorship, or just part of the natural inevitable march toward democracy and human rights or something.

    Seriously, though, you’d think they’d eventually learn. Yugoslavia, Iraq, Ukraine, Syria, Libya, all societies that few of our leaders bother to seriously study the history, culture, and greater geopolitical context of… when has Wilsonian idealism in foreign policy proven to be a success in the past quarter century? But nope, we’ve got to go search abroad for monsters to destroy. And what happening with Poland now resembles what occurred with Thailand a decade ago: we’re picking a completely pointless fight with a highly respectable ally (much more worthwhile than many others who are better treated by the State Department) that will have lasting geopolitical consequences over the usual abstract human rights nonsense.

    Next, we’ll have Lindsey Graham discussing why we should be far more scared of “trade wars” than the nuclear war that would result from attempting “regime change” in Pyongyang…

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    • Agree: ic1000
    • Replies: @Redneck farmer
    Eh "Poles survived, Jews died" or something. (The Slavic untermenschen weren't occupied long enough to be exterminated, thus showing just how anti-semitic the Nazis really were.)
    , @Byrresheim

    … when has Wilsonian idealism in foreign policy proven to be a success in the past quarter century?
     
    Make that 4 (!!!) quarter centuries please.
    , @Mishra
    Wilson has a lot to answer for, or would if the MSM weren't so carefully controlled.

    Meanwhile, Sarkozy? Really? I guess we hardly knew ye.

    They just do things differently in France.
    , @Johann Ricke

    I don’t recall whipping posts and slave auctions being a thing under Gaddafi
     
    Who gives a damn? We weren't there for their health. We took him out to exact retribution. That whipping posts and slave auctions have come into vogue are just a nice bonus.
    , @istevefan

    I don’t recall whipping posts and slave auctions being a thing under Gaddafi, but maybe a wise neocon or neoliberal can explain to me how this is all an improvement over his dictatorship, or just part of the natural inevitable march toward democracy and human rights or something.
     
    Maybe David Brooks will just chalk it up to being part of the experiment.
    , @Jingo Starr
    It is not idealism of any stripe. It is the metaphysics of reification straight out of original Marxism. When will people realize that progressivism is a secular polytheism and move to contain it?

    Heironymous Bosch's infamous painting is the progressive utopia. It's out there in the education system which is their church edifice.
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  8. Colonel Qaffafee was also unavailable for comment.

    ROFL!!!!

    Steve, when you’re on you’re damn good. Been hitting the mark again and again lately (Trudeau’s leather SS interrogation outfit was one for the ages).

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    • Replies: @ChrisZ
    Agreed, Moses, that’s a funny line.

    Something else that cracked me up after a second reading (because it’s more subtle): Steve spells the Lybian colonel’s name differently every time he uses it.

    On reflection, I think that’s been a running gag of his for a while. Probably goes back to memories of the great Qaddafi transliteration panic of the Reagan era.
    , @anon
    Col. Covfefe?
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  9. @Dieter Kief
    I have pointed it out a few times (here on this blog, too) - the Libyan war did have to do with Sakozys dirty money from Gadhafi.

    Very interesting, that investigations are now really enforced.

    Interesting. I’ve never even heard of this angle before. What’s the deal? And what was Gaddafi buying with that 5 mil?

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    • Replies: @Barnard
    I would assume protection from people who wanted to overthrow him, whether in Libya or Crooked, cackling Hillary and the other neocons. Sarkozy must have convinced him he could keep Gaddafi in power.
    , @Dieter Kief
    For Sarkozy, the 5 million rom Gadhafi might have looked like easy money.

    Gadhafi bought status = access to the French elite, goodwill - and - you never know about these Arabs, see - he might have even looked at the five million as a kind of security-investment...

    When the international pressure took off, the Gadhafi-affair began to become toxic for - Sarkozy, who had survived similiar dirty-money accusations in the case of the "Bettencourt-affair", concerning the billionaire heiress Liliane Bettencourt (nice wikipedia-article).

    Ex-President Sarkozy, whose wife, singer and ex-model Carla Bruni is one of Jagger's ex-girlfriends, is (and was) not really risk-averse.

    , @Lot
    Possibly the right to settle in France with this family and money if he were to be overthrown. France has long been the favorite retirement destination of overthrown African dictators.

    Switzerland and Dubai are also popular, but le France has those bons temps and that je ne sais quoi. Also, ceci ne pas une pipe.
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  10. @Anonymous
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/10/libya-public-slave-auctions-un-migration

    I don't recall whipping posts and slave auctions being a thing under Gaddafi, but maybe a wise neocon or neoliberal can explain to me how this is all an improvement over his dictatorship, or just part of the natural inevitable march toward democracy and human rights or something.

    Seriously, though, you'd think they'd eventually learn. Yugoslavia, Iraq, Ukraine, Syria, Libya, all societies that few of our leaders bother to seriously study the history, culture, and greater geopolitical context of... when has Wilsonian idealism in foreign policy proven to be a success in the past quarter century? But nope, we've got to go search abroad for monsters to destroy. And what happening with Poland now resembles what occurred with Thailand a decade ago: we're picking a completely pointless fight with a highly respectable ally (much more worthwhile than many others who are better treated by the State Department) that will have lasting geopolitical consequences over the usual abstract human rights nonsense.

    Next, we'll have Lindsey Graham discussing why we should be far more scared of "trade wars" than the nuclear war that would result from attempting "regime change" in Pyongyang...

    Eh “Poles survived, Jews died” or something. (The Slavic untermenschen weren’t occupied long enough to be exterminated, thus showing just how anti-semitic the Nazis really were.)

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    • Replies: @Lars Porsena
    We should come up with a list of ethnic peoples who's genocides actually worked. And then throw it in the faces of all the people who are still here, because they had it easy.

    All the museums will have to be converted to museums of Mohican, Tocharian and Moriori genocide, and all living ethnic types will be told to quit complaining and check their survivor privilege.
    , @reiner Tor
    Poles surviving shows how horribly anti-Semitic they were. Any gentile who doesn’t sacrifice his life to save Jews is ipso facto anti-Semitic. Since Poles survived, they obviously didn’t sacrifice themselves to save the Jews, therefore they are anti-Semitic.
    , @Jack D

    The Slavic untermenschen weren’t occupied long enough to be exterminated, thus showing just how anti-semitic the Nazis really were.
     
    So you're saying that the Nazis really weren't anti-Semitic?
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  11. Looks like the French geezer has come up a little short…

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  12. @Anonymous Bosch
    It says something about the quality, or lack thereof, of Europe's leaders that a mad Arab dictator like Gaddafi had a better grasp of Europe's main challenge than said European leaders.

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/libya/7973649/Gaddafi-Europe-will-turn-black-unless-EU-pays-Libya-4bn-a-year.html

    Saw your meltdown on RooshV LoL . Try not to get too triggered while you are here , cucko !!! Teh Jooz , Teh Jooz lzlzzlzlzlzlz . Funny to see a cuck change venues .

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    • Replies: @Anonymous Bosch
    I guess there's more than one Anonymous Bosch on the intertubes: I have no idea who/what RooshV is, or where to find it, and thus haven't suffered any meltdown on it. If the people who hang out there are like you, and cannot think of more imaginative insults than "cuck", then I figure I'm not missing out on anything interesting.
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  13. @johnl
    Sarkozy had a complex relationship with Gadhafi.

    which means we don't want to talk about it where is the memory hole??....

    don’t talk about “holes” remember qaddafi got it in the end!

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  14. I guess killing possible witnesses & accomplices would help Mr. Sarkozy’s defense.

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  15. Sarkozy, what kind of name is that? Who let these Sarkozies into France in the first place?

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    • Replies: @Roderick Spode
    Hungarian Jewish.

    I hate Sarkozy:

    https://youtu.be/qwPPRYl0xQE
    , @Beckow

    Sarkozy, what kind of name is that?
     
    Hungarian. The name means something like a 'dragon' (sarkan). His family came from eastern Hungary, a small region traditionally inhabited by Iasy people (or Jazy in Hungarian). Iasies came to Europe as nomadic raiders in early Middle Ages and were settled by Hungarian kings as allies. They were assimilated by 17th century. The Iasy language was actually Indo-European, they seem to be the same people as Ossetians in North Caucasus.

    There was also a rumour in Budapest that Sarkozy family were Gypsies and the name Sarkan would support that - it is a common Gypsy name, not used much by others. But then again, a lot of people are 'rumoured' to be Gypsies in Hungary, it is a sport.
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  16. With these kinds of rules of evidence, it’s no wonder the usual suspects are so upset about the “Anglo-American traditions” of things like the presumption of innocence, independent juries, requiring corroboration of conspirator testimony, etc . Makes it so hard for them to liquidate the deplorable traitors and wreckers ….

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  17. @Moses

    Colonel Qaffafee was also unavailable for comment.

     

    ROFL!!!!

    Steve, when you're on you're damn good. Been hitting the mark again and again lately (Trudeau's leather SS interrogation outfit was one for the ages).

    Agreed, Moses, that’s a funny line.

    Something else that cracked me up after a second reading (because it’s more subtle): Steve spells the Lybian colonel’s name differently every time he uses it.

    On reflection, I think that’s been a running gag of his for a while. Probably goes back to memories of the great Qaddafi transliteration panic of the Reagan era.

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    • Replies: @duncsbaby
    I remember the many different spellings of Khaddafi's name being a Weekend Update gag on SNL many, many, years ago.
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  18. @Matthew McConnagay
    Interesting. I've never even heard of this angle before. What's the deal? And what was Gaddafi buying with that 5 mil?

    I would assume protection from people who wanted to overthrow him, whether in Libya or Crooked, cackling Hillary and the other neocons. Sarkozy must have convinced him he could keep Gaddafi in power.

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  19. @Matthew McConnagay
    Interesting. I've never even heard of this angle before. What's the deal? And what was Gaddafi buying with that 5 mil?

    For Sarkozy, the 5 million rom Gadhafi might have looked like easy money.

    Gadhafi bought status = access to the French elite, goodwill – and – you never know about these Arabs, see – he might have even looked at the five million as a kind of security-investment…

    When the international pressure took off, the Gadhafi-affair began to become toxic for – Sarkozy, who had survived similiar dirty-money accusations in the case of the “Bettencourt-affair”, concerning the billionaire heiress Liliane Bettencourt (nice wikipedia-article).

    Ex-President Sarkozy, whose wife, singer and ex-model Carla Bruni is one of Jagger’s ex-girlfriends, is (and was) not really risk-averse.

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    • Replies: @Seamus Padraig
    I'm glad you brought that up, Dieter. I myself was going to do a comment here asking whatever happened to l'affaire Bettancourt? That was huge scandal in France a few years back, but it seems nothing big ever came of it. Here's what Wikipedia says about Sarkozy's role in it:

    "In 2013, the former French president Nicolas Sarkozy, a former minister, Eric Woerth, a prosecutor, Philippe Courroye and the former director of the DCRI, Bernard Squarcini, were targeted by a procedure of indictment in diverse points of the affair ... On October 7, 2013, French authorities removed Sarkozy from the list of names to be charged in the case."
     
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bettencourt_affair

    I wonder why they suddenly decided to drop the charges against him? Wikipedia doesn't say. Kinda strange ...

    Ex-President Sarkozy, whose wife, singer and ex-model Carla Bruni is one of Jagger’s ex-girlfriends, is (and was) not really risk-averse.
     
    I once read an interview with Bruni shortly after she married Sarko ten years ago, in which she said that she found men with access to nuclear weapons to be irresistible! I wish I could find that interview now ... it was hilarious.
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  20. Sarkozy major crime wasnt taking money from gaddafi,

    but bombing Libya
    and then flooding Europe with immigrants.

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  21. Sarkozy is a corrupt scumbag who was most likely taking shady loot from Gadaffi just like the French, Italian and British oil company executives were.

    Gadaffi was taken out by the American Empire because the other boobs botched the hit. Gadaffi probably demanded to keep more of the oil loot, and the greedy oil boys and the politician scum gave the green light for a state-sanctioned plunder assassination.

    Hillary Clinton and the Humanitarian Interventionist harpies like the mentally deranged Leprechaun Samantha Power got all wet thinking about taking out Gadaffi. The treasonous rats in the CIA were using Libya as a staging area to support ISLAMIC TERRORISTS in Syria.

    Sarkozy is an evil short shyster who pushes mass immigration and multicultural mayhem. Sarkozy should be sent to Africa to serve his 20 or 30 year sentence after he is convicted. Do not let Sarkozy stay in Europe.

    Tweet from 2014:

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  22. Sarkozy is a short shyster who pushes mass immigration and multicultural mayhem. Sarkozy is a corrupt politician scumbag who took all kinds of cash from everybody, including Gadaffi.

    Sarkozy and Bushy Boy #2 — Tweet from 2014:

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  23. @Moses

    Colonel Qaffafee was also unavailable for comment.

     

    ROFL!!!!

    Steve, when you're on you're damn good. Been hitting the mark again and again lately (Trudeau's leather SS interrogation outfit was one for the ages).

    Col. Covfefe?

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    • Replies: @ChrisZ
    Ha! That’s the best one yet!
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  24. @Anonymous
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/10/libya-public-slave-auctions-un-migration

    I don't recall whipping posts and slave auctions being a thing under Gaddafi, but maybe a wise neocon or neoliberal can explain to me how this is all an improvement over his dictatorship, or just part of the natural inevitable march toward democracy and human rights or something.

    Seriously, though, you'd think they'd eventually learn. Yugoslavia, Iraq, Ukraine, Syria, Libya, all societies that few of our leaders bother to seriously study the history, culture, and greater geopolitical context of... when has Wilsonian idealism in foreign policy proven to be a success in the past quarter century? But nope, we've got to go search abroad for monsters to destroy. And what happening with Poland now resembles what occurred with Thailand a decade ago: we're picking a completely pointless fight with a highly respectable ally (much more worthwhile than many others who are better treated by the State Department) that will have lasting geopolitical consequences over the usual abstract human rights nonsense.

    Next, we'll have Lindsey Graham discussing why we should be far more scared of "trade wars" than the nuclear war that would result from attempting "regime change" in Pyongyang...

    … when has Wilsonian idealism in foreign policy proven to be a success in the past quarter century?

    Make that 4 (!!!) quarter centuries please.

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    • Replies: @Charles Erwin Wilson II
    Agree.
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  25. Could Colonel Q been buying his way out of sanctions? Or greasing the wheels for illicit trade with France? I’m not able to look at the timeline right now. Oh, and Berber(I think), not Arab.

    OT: Anyone want to over/under on how long Zuck lasts at Facebook?

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    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob

    Anyone want to over/under on how long Zuck lasts at Facebook?
     
    What makes you think he will leave? I think the EU will hammer him/FB with a coupla billion dollar fine for "privacy violations", but that is about it.
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  26. @Lugash
    Could Colonel Q been buying his way out of sanctions? Or greasing the wheels for illicit trade with France? I'm not able to look at the timeline right now. Oh, and Berber(I think), not Arab.

    OT: Anyone want to over/under on how long Zuck lasts at Facebook?

    Anyone want to over/under on how long Zuck lasts at Facebook?

    What makes you think he will leave? I think the EU will hammer him/FB with a coupla billion dollar fine for “privacy violations”, but that is about it.

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    • Replies: @YetAnotherAnon
    The LugenBBC and Guardian are hammering at Facebook and Cambridge Analytica for all they're worth, those thousand raped girls at Telford were just a little glitch in the Narrative.

    The CA top guy got stung by Channel 4 posing as potential clients, said they won the election for Trump, and for good measure apparently offered to compromise the client's opponents with Ukrainian honeytraps. Even the FT are looking at Zuck's FB and noticing that the political positioning for 2020 seems to have stopped. FB are being investigated by the UK Data Commissioner, who's the quangocrat charged with ensuring personal data's not misused, which seems now to mean "not used by the wrong people". Those days when the quality papers were swooning over Obama's young data analytics team seem so long ago.

    So we seamlessly move on from "the Russians won the election for Trump" to "CA won the election for Trump, using Facebook data and THAT IS NOT OK!".

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  27. @George
    Sarkozy, what kind of name is that? Who let these Sarkozies into France in the first place?

    Hungarian Jewish.

    I hate Sarkozy:

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  28. @George
    Sarkozy, what kind of name is that? Who let these Sarkozies into France in the first place?

    Sarkozy, what kind of name is that?

    Hungarian. The name means something like a ‘dragon’ (sarkan). His family came from eastern Hungary, a small region traditionally inhabited by Iasy people (or Jazy in Hungarian). Iasies came to Europe as nomadic raiders in early Middle Ages and were settled by Hungarian kings as allies. They were assimilated by 17th century. The Iasy language was actually Indo-European, they seem to be the same people as Ossetians in North Caucasus.

    There was also a rumour in Budapest that Sarkozy family were Gypsies and the name Sarkan would support that – it is a common Gypsy name, not used much by others. But then again, a lot of people are ‘rumoured’ to be Gypsies in Hungary, it is a sport.

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  29. Yawn…..

    When anybody gets arrested for taking bribes from the Israelis , Saudis, or Chinese, get back to me.

    Of course, that would be every politician in Western Europe, the USA, Canada, South America, Africa. What the hey, in some countries you have to bribe to do business. Is France one of them?

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  30. “For the want of a nail, the kingdom was lost.” A 5 million Euro bribe in 2007 was all it took to start the invasion of Europe from black Africa in 2011. The “Deep State” strikes again!

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    • Replies: @Detective Club
    Hillary is absolutely beautiful. She never disappoints. When was it "an unconfirmed report" that cross-dressing Daffy Duck (big daddy of Tiny Duck) was sodomized to death in the middle of the Libyan desert?
    , @Je Suis Omar Mateen
    HR Clinton looked so young just a scant few years ago.

    Heavy alcohol consumption inflicts an awful toll on a woman's body.
    , @Lot
    That makes no sense. Col. Q kept the Africans from migrating in return for Euro money to him and gradual normalization. And Sarko was the most nationalist and anti-third world immigration president of France since before WWII. (It is possible that Macron will be better, we'll see. Arguably Chirac was as good too, but Sarko was the one leading on those issues as Chirac's interior minister).

    France's largest problem is not immigration right now, but prior immigration. France has much lower immigration rates than all the other rich countries in Europe except Finland and Italy, who have about the same rate.

    Its main problem is the descendants of the big wave of Muslim migration from the 1950 to 1973, and to a smaller extent third world people with French citizenship moving to the mainland from the various random islands left over from the colonial empire, similar to our Puerto Rico situation.
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  31. @Redneck farmer
    Eh "Poles survived, Jews died" or something. (The Slavic untermenschen weren't occupied long enough to be exterminated, thus showing just how anti-semitic the Nazis really were.)

    We should come up with a list of ethnic peoples who’s genocides actually worked. And then throw it in the faces of all the people who are still here, because they had it easy.

    All the museums will have to be converted to museums of Mohican, Tocharian and Moriori genocide, and all living ethnic types will be told to quit complaining and check their survivor privilege.

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    • Agree: Autochthon
    • Replies: @Dieter Kief

    All the museums will have to be converted to museums of Mohican, Tocharian and Moriori genocide, and all living ethnic types will be told to quit complaining and check their survivor privilege.
     
    You might turn out to be the founder of a new cult of a world wide civil religion - uum - if it happened. It will never happen though, for the powers that there are.

    See - you fight the mass inertia law of - hehe social physics (I claim to be a minor adjunct of your new super-cult for inventing this term, which then will secure me - at least: A small - eternity of being world-famous, or: Another new term again: World-Fomousness! too).

    (Would -or should - or could - but as I said: Never will be (=will never happen - not in our lifetime, that's - hehe - dead-sure, isn't it?!).

    , @utu
    Prussians by Poles, Lithuanians and Teutonic Knights.
    , @Olorin
    I would take a penalty for early withdrawal from my 401(k) to attend the Museum of Tocharian Genocide.

    https://www.penn.museum/documents/publications/expedition/PDFs/58-2/tarim_basin.pdf
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  32. One conspiracy theory regarding the origins of the Libyan War got some corroboration here.

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    Which is?
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  33. @Redneck farmer
    Eh "Poles survived, Jews died" or something. (The Slavic untermenschen weren't occupied long enough to be exterminated, thus showing just how anti-semitic the Nazis really were.)

    Poles surviving shows how horribly anti-Semitic they were. Any gentile who doesn’t sacrifice his life to save Jews is ipso facto anti-Semitic. Since Poles survived, they obviously didn’t sacrifice themselves to save the Jews, therefore they are anti-Semitic.

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  34. @Detective Club
    "For the want of a nail, the kingdom was lost." A 5 million Euro bribe in 2007 was all it took to start the invasion of Europe from black Africa in 2011. The "Deep State" strikes again!
    https://youtu.be/1BVDZhOWE9o

    Hillary is absolutely beautiful. She never disappoints. When was it “an unconfirmed report” that cross-dressing Daffy Duck (big daddy of Tiny Duck) was sodomized to death in the middle of the Libyan desert?

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  35. anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    Rather mafia-like, getting rid of inconvenient people. But Putin is the “thug” according to the media. Interesting that they’ve actually gotten around to doing something about Sarkozy. Now, when will the wheels move to bring Hillary Clinton to answer for her crooked ‘foundation’ and everything else? It all goes back to the days she was in Arkansas with Billy and yet she’s gotten a pass all these years.

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  36. So, good investment, or bad investment? What would a dictator looking back at the case study do?

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    He'd pay Bill & Hill for some more $200,000 speeches. You don't hand out millions to some funny-looking French guy, and then stiff the former and future Leaders of the Free World.
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  37. I recall this has been in the “air” for some time. Five years to conduct a political investigation into something that happened eleven years ago?

    Does this mean Sarkozy’s politics, all of a sudden, is “wrong” … not enough to protect him anymore? (This is usually the case in cases like this.) Is this the reason that Gaddafi had to be executed? (He knew too much at the time for his own good.)

    The pieces are starting to come together.

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  38. @Anonymous
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/10/libya-public-slave-auctions-un-migration

    I don't recall whipping posts and slave auctions being a thing under Gaddafi, but maybe a wise neocon or neoliberal can explain to me how this is all an improvement over his dictatorship, or just part of the natural inevitable march toward democracy and human rights or something.

    Seriously, though, you'd think they'd eventually learn. Yugoslavia, Iraq, Ukraine, Syria, Libya, all societies that few of our leaders bother to seriously study the history, culture, and greater geopolitical context of... when has Wilsonian idealism in foreign policy proven to be a success in the past quarter century? But nope, we've got to go search abroad for monsters to destroy. And what happening with Poland now resembles what occurred with Thailand a decade ago: we're picking a completely pointless fight with a highly respectable ally (much more worthwhile than many others who are better treated by the State Department) that will have lasting geopolitical consequences over the usual abstract human rights nonsense.

    Next, we'll have Lindsey Graham discussing why we should be far more scared of "trade wars" than the nuclear war that would result from attempting "regime change" in Pyongyang...

    Wilson has a lot to answer for, or would if the MSM weren’t so carefully controlled.

    Meanwhile, Sarkozy? Really? I guess we hardly knew ye.

    They just do things differently in France.

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  39. @johnl
    Sarkozy had a complex relationship with Gadhafi.

    which means we don't want to talk about it where is the memory hole??....

    “Complex”?

    It looks pretty simple to me.

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  40. When I saw the headline of the post I was really hoping that Steve would purposely butcher the spelling of Gaddafi’s name as in earlier blog posts and the man did not disappoint!

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  41. @reiner Tor
    One conspiracy theory regarding the origins of the Libyan War got some corroboration here.

    Which is?

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  42. OT: Mohamed Noor finally charged in the shooting of Justine Damond. They are charging him with third degree murder and second degree manslaughter.

    https://www.twincities.com/2018/03/20/minneapolis-police-officer-mohamed-noor-arrested-in-justine-damond-shooting/

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  43. Will that guy from Scotland who released the Libyan Lockerbie guy for what was allegedly a terminal illness also be caught in this?

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  44. 5 million Euro, none too shabby. The Clintons sold their favors for a mere $200,000 plus the boredom of sitting through a speech.

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  45. OT:

    Cost of racial quotas in hiring:

    Justine Damond shooting: police officer Mohamed Noor charged with murder

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/mar/20/justine-damond-shooting-police-officer-mohamed-noor-charged

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  46. @Dieter Kief
    For Sarkozy, the 5 million rom Gadhafi might have looked like easy money.

    Gadhafi bought status = access to the French elite, goodwill - and - you never know about these Arabs, see - he might have even looked at the five million as a kind of security-investment...

    When the international pressure took off, the Gadhafi-affair began to become toxic for - Sarkozy, who had survived similiar dirty-money accusations in the case of the "Bettencourt-affair", concerning the billionaire heiress Liliane Bettencourt (nice wikipedia-article).

    Ex-President Sarkozy, whose wife, singer and ex-model Carla Bruni is one of Jagger's ex-girlfriends, is (and was) not really risk-averse.

    I’m glad you brought that up, Dieter. I myself was going to do a comment here asking whatever happened to l’affaire Bettancourt? That was huge scandal in France a few years back, but it seems nothing big ever came of it. Here’s what Wikipedia says about Sarkozy’s role in it:

    “In 2013, the former French president Nicolas Sarkozy, a former minister, Eric Woerth, a prosecutor, Philippe Courroye and the former director of the DCRI, Bernard Squarcini, were targeted by a procedure of indictment in diverse points of the affair … On October 7, 2013, French authorities removed Sarkozy from the list of names to be charged in the case.”

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bettencourt_affair

    I wonder why they suddenly decided to drop the charges against him? Wikipedia doesn’t say. Kinda strange …

    Ex-President Sarkozy, whose wife, singer and ex-model Carla Bruni is one of Jagger’s ex-girlfriends, is (and was) not really risk-averse.

    I once read an interview with Bruni shortly after she married Sarko ten years ago, in which she said that she found men with access to nuclear weapons to be irresistible! I wish I could find that interview now … it was hilarious.

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    Seamus - you ask why they dropped the charges in the Bettancourt affair - Liliane Bettencourt was old when the affair started and she already suffered a little bit from dementia then, but after a while - she just couldn't remember, who it was, whom she had given all the money - was it Niclolas, or had it been Nicole or Nicéphore - she just wasn't so sure anymore, see?!

    Plus: Nicloas Sarkozy had managed to stay in power as French President, and it turned out that that was just enough: Old conservative Oréal-billionaire Liliane Bettencourt almost convicted, but in the juridical sense definitely off the hook, and Nicolas at the steering wheel of France - he had made it again! A true survivor, kindred of the "ever lasting law" (Joni Mitchell) of - the eternal Gods (Mercurius, in this case esp.: God of the Artists and Dealers and - - - Tricksters) themselves!

    Carla Bruni loved this kind of - modern knighthood - she mentioned time and again, that life with Sarkozy is interesting! - and today, for example, it for sure is - again - : Very interesting!

    (And if you run into ageing rock stars fullfilling their shopping-duties with their thirty- or even forty year old - - trophy wifes - - - or if you happen to come across one of them, being bored to death, sitting stone-faced in a fancy café somewehre in the fancy south end of France in the unforgiving world-famous crystal-clear daylight, pouring down from the world-famous big blue sky, from here on to eternity, while the wrinkles in their pale faces just grow and grow and their bodies - - - shrink! - - - - you immediately understand Ms. Bruni. She's better off with "Sarko" - much better, it seems).

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  47. OT: Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor turns himself in on murder, manslaughter charges in Justine Damond killing

    Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor has turned himself in on murder and manslaughter charges related to the July shooting death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond. A warrant was issued Tuesday for Noor’s arrest on charges filed in Hennepin County District Court. Noor was booked into Hennepin County jail at 11:16 a.m., according to jail records, on a Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension warrant for third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. Bail was set at $500,000. Jail officials declined to release his booking photo. The charging documents, which have been filed under seal, have not yet been made public.

    According to jail records, Noor is charged with third degree murder “perpetrating eminently dangerous act and evincing depraved mind” and second-degree manslaughter, “culpable negligence creating unreasonable risk.”

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  48. I hereby accuse Willard “Mitt” Romney of aiding and abetting in the airbrushing of Nicolas Sarkozy’s love handles in the summer of 2007 on Lake Winnepesaukee in the state of New Hampshire. Pictures appeared in the media that had been doctored so as to remove Sarkozy’s unsightly fat roll in the waist area.

    New England East Anglians will tell you that it is more honest to diet and exercise to remove fat rolls rather than having your pal Mitt Romney direct various media sources to airbrush your fat rolls away. No pain no gain is the motto for the New England people who maintain trim figures by climbing up and down mountains.

    Romney and Sarkozy conspired to make Sarkozy’s fat roll vanish in the corporate media. The exact methods used by Mitt Romney and Nicolas Sarkozy to publish fake photographs may never be known. Sneaky guys like Romney and Sarkozy know how to hide their tracks.

    While this accusation is of a magnitude and scale substantially less serious than the accusations that Sarkozy has grabbed cash from North African oil interests and a female French makeup plutocrat, they still merit mention as a part of a pattern of corruption that has followed Sarkozy for decades.

    The facts are that Sarkozy conveniently rented a vacation house close to the lake house of Willard “Mitt” Romney in order to conspire with Romney on shady political activities. Did Romney and Sarkozy think they could get away with it?

    USA Today Tweet from 2007:

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/1561245/Nicolas-Sarkozy-love-handles-airbrushed.html

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  49. Good that Sarkozy had French agents kill Gaddafi.

    “Libya’s former leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi was killed by a French secret service agent, acting on the direct orders of France’s ex-President Nicholas Sarkozy, media reports out on Saturday have claimed.

    According to sources quoted in UK’s Daily Mail newspaper, Sarkozy who ruled France from 2007 to 2012, sent secret service agents to infiltrate local gangs that were trying to locate Gaddafi as his regime collapsed in the wake of the Arab Spring.

    The agent then shot Gaddafi in the head, the Daily Mail quoted a “well-placed sources in the North African country” as saying.

    The source said that the killing was sanctioned to prevent Gaddafi being interrogated or standing trial and revealing the true nature of his dealings with Sarkozy, as well as other western leaders.

    “Sarkozy had every reason to try to silence the Colonel and as quickly as possible,” the Tripoli-based source told the UK paper.”

    http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/french-secret-service-killed-gaddafi-sarkozy-s-orders-reports-1614795688

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  50. Sarkozy had a complex relationship with Gadhafi.

    So did we.

    http://www.amnation.com/vfr/archives/020360.html

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  51. They are coming for Netanyahu too.

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  52. Is there any definite consensus on how to spell his name? Qaddafhi? Qaddafi?

    Anyway this is bizarre I was talking about this the other day in the comments section of a YouTube video and now French prosecutors are dropping the hammer on his ass….weird timing

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    >Is there any definite consensus on how to spell his name? Qaddafhi? Qaddafi?

    Ha, ha. I recall that in the past we had a spelling with a K as the first letter too: Kadaffi, or something close to this.
    , @J.Ross
    Acceptable in Chinese, which has a truly different sound system and no phonetic writing to structure it, but not in Arabic, which has an abijad that allows perfect transliteration.
    >Maghribi
    Oh. Those guys can't read, forget it.
    Just kidding. The original form is
    qa dhaa fiy
    where q = an abrupt, cough-like k sound at the back of the throat, (by the way, this is the same letter as starts the glorious Quran), but a normal k will do for our purposes, dh = the sound you hear at the end of lathe or writhe (we used to have a special letter for this but lost it in the middle ages), the dhaa has an alif so its syllable is a bit longer, and that y ending the "fee" is just the Arabic way of extending a long vowel, so you could just write "fi." Or "fy."
    Yes there are variations in pronunciation, especially in the Maghrib (North Africa), but not really much with these sounds. We don't have that un-u'ed q, and an untrained ear misses the paradoxically familiar dh. And there's the French.
    , @anon

    Is there any definite consensus on how to spell his name?

     

    Shocker! There is … القذافي
    , @ScarletNumber
    He once wrote a letter to schoolchildren in Minnesota in English in 1986. Beneath his signature was his name in English, which was Gadhafi. So whoever typed up that letter seems to think that's how you spell it.

    Around that time I remember that Qadaffy Duck t-shirts were popular.
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  53. @Neoconned
    Is there any definite consensus on how to spell his name? Qaddafhi? Qaddafi?

    Anyway this is bizarre I was talking about this the other day in the comments section of a YouTube video and now French prosecutors are dropping the hammer on his ass....weird timing

    >Is there any definite consensus on how to spell his name? Qaddafhi? Qaddafi?

    Ha, ha. I recall that in the past we had a spelling with a K as the first letter too: Kadaffi, or something close to this.

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  54. Sarkozy reminds us that not only are our masters dirty little gangsters, they’re incompetant. McConnell is an employee of the Chinese government and needs to explain, fix, or step down.

    http://www.breitbart.com/radio/2018/03/20/schweizer-mcconnells-family-fortune-dependent-chinese-governments-good-graces/

    James Chao — this would be Elaine Chao’s father, Mitch McConnell’s father-in-law — and Elaine’s sister, Angela Chao, actually joined the board, in 2007 and 2008, of something called China State Shipbuilding Corporation, CSSC Holdings, which is a subsidiary of the largest defense contractor in China. So you have this powerful American political family that is making U.S. policy related to China, related to trade, and other critical issues that is highly dependent upon the good graces of the Chinese government.”

    Schweizer framed McConnell’s “increasingly soft” political positioning towards China as a function of his familial and financial ties to the Chinese state.

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    Sarkozy reminds us that not only are our masters dirty little gangsters, they’re incompetant. McConnell is an employee of the Chinese government and needs to explain, fix, or step down.
     
    Trump is the first western leader in a while to be masculine. Most of our leaders are cucks and/or feminists.
    , @Charles Pewitt
    Mitch McConnell has pushed nation-wrecking mass immigration, sovereignty-sapping trade deal scams and unnecessary overseas wars for decades now. Now that McConnell's close ties to the Chinese Communist Party have been exposed in the corporate media, it is time for McConnell to give up his US Senate seat.

    If McConnell escapes criminal prosecution for his dealings with Communist China, I would prefer that McConnell immediately move to China and stays there. McConnell should take his wife and all the other agents of Communist China that he has conspired with.

    Remember, McConnell voted for Reagan's evil and treasonous amnesty for illegal alien invaders in 1986. Mitch McConnell is a treasonous whore for the GOP Cheap Labor Faction. Mitch McConnell is a treasonous whore for the Chinese Communist Party.

    Tweets from 2015:

    https://twitter.com/CharlesPewitt/status/613137299157688320

    https://twitter.com/CharlesPewitt/status/605534308829433857
    , @Charles Erwin Wilson II
    McConnell betrayed America for filthy lucre. I'd call him a whore, but it would be unfair to the hard-working professionals in the sex trade.

    McConnell's wealth should be confiscated, and he should have to get an honest job, preferably manual labor.
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  55. anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    >mad dictator

    LOL. Seeing that tripe in print is kind of like seeing someone’s book described as a “manifesto” or “insane rantings” by the Lugenpresse. One knows that one just has to read it now …

    Gaddafi was a proud, bold, loving, and good leader to his people. His regime was a shining example of National Socialism being adapted to and by the nation which adopts it. One needs only to look at the state of his people before he took power, and compare it to the state of them at the end of his reign.

    Interestingly, Libya was on the verge of adopting a gold-backed currency when Gaddafi was overthrown, and recently-divulged Shrillary emails confirm this. Funny, I also seem to remember one Saddam Hussein moving in the same direction around 2000.

    … and wasn’t Hitler the guy who defied the (((bankers))) and created the economic miracle that was the world’s fastest recovery from the Great Depression?

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  56. @Anonymous
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/10/libya-public-slave-auctions-un-migration

    I don't recall whipping posts and slave auctions being a thing under Gaddafi, but maybe a wise neocon or neoliberal can explain to me how this is all an improvement over his dictatorship, or just part of the natural inevitable march toward democracy and human rights or something.

    Seriously, though, you'd think they'd eventually learn. Yugoslavia, Iraq, Ukraine, Syria, Libya, all societies that few of our leaders bother to seriously study the history, culture, and greater geopolitical context of... when has Wilsonian idealism in foreign policy proven to be a success in the past quarter century? But nope, we've got to go search abroad for monsters to destroy. And what happening with Poland now resembles what occurred with Thailand a decade ago: we're picking a completely pointless fight with a highly respectable ally (much more worthwhile than many others who are better treated by the State Department) that will have lasting geopolitical consequences over the usual abstract human rights nonsense.

    Next, we'll have Lindsey Graham discussing why we should be far more scared of "trade wars" than the nuclear war that would result from attempting "regime change" in Pyongyang...

    I don’t recall whipping posts and slave auctions being a thing under Gaddafi

    Who gives a damn? We weren’t there for their health. We took him out to exact retribution. That whipping posts and slave auctions have come into vogue are just a nice bonus.

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  57. @Neoconned
    Is there any definite consensus on how to spell his name? Qaddafhi? Qaddafi?

    Anyway this is bizarre I was talking about this the other day in the comments section of a YouTube video and now French prosecutors are dropping the hammer on his ass....weird timing

    Acceptable in Chinese, which has a truly different sound system and no phonetic writing to structure it, but not in Arabic, which has an abijad that allows perfect transliteration.
    >Maghribi
    Oh. Those guys can’t read, forget it.
    Just kidding. The original form is
    qa dhaa fiy
    where q = an abrupt, cough-like k sound at the back of the throat, (by the way, this is the same letter as starts the glorious Quran), but a normal k will do for our purposes, dh = the sound you hear at the end of lathe or writhe (we used to have a special letter for this but lost it in the middle ages), the dhaa has an alif so its syllable is a bit longer, and that y ending the “fee” is just the Arabic way of extending a long vowel, so you could just write “fi.” Or “fy.”
    Yes there are variations in pronunciation, especially in the Maghrib (North Africa), but not really much with these sounds. We don’t have that un-u’ed q, and an untrained ear misses the paradoxically familiar dh. And there’s the French.

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  58. I wonder if Hillary was so flippant about Qaddafi’s death because she and Bill couldn’t shake any money out of his tree? I guess we will never know.

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  59. @Anonymous
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/10/libya-public-slave-auctions-un-migration

    I don't recall whipping posts and slave auctions being a thing under Gaddafi, but maybe a wise neocon or neoliberal can explain to me how this is all an improvement over his dictatorship, or just part of the natural inevitable march toward democracy and human rights or something.

    Seriously, though, you'd think they'd eventually learn. Yugoslavia, Iraq, Ukraine, Syria, Libya, all societies that few of our leaders bother to seriously study the history, culture, and greater geopolitical context of... when has Wilsonian idealism in foreign policy proven to be a success in the past quarter century? But nope, we've got to go search abroad for monsters to destroy. And what happening with Poland now resembles what occurred with Thailand a decade ago: we're picking a completely pointless fight with a highly respectable ally (much more worthwhile than many others who are better treated by the State Department) that will have lasting geopolitical consequences over the usual abstract human rights nonsense.

    Next, we'll have Lindsey Graham discussing why we should be far more scared of "trade wars" than the nuclear war that would result from attempting "regime change" in Pyongyang...

    I don’t recall whipping posts and slave auctions being a thing under Gaddafi, but maybe a wise neocon or neoliberal can explain to me how this is all an improvement over his dictatorship, or just part of the natural inevitable march toward democracy and human rights or something.

    Maybe David Brooks will just chalk it up to being part of the experiment.

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  60. @J.Ross
    Sarkozy reminds us that not only are our masters dirty little gangsters, they're incompetant. McConnell is an employee of the Chinese government and needs to explain, fix, or step down.
    http://www.breitbart.com/radio/2018/03/20/schweizer-mcconnells-family-fortune-dependent-chinese-governments-good-graces/

    James Chao — this would be Elaine Chao’s father, Mitch McConnell’s father-in-law — and Elaine’s sister, Angela Chao, actually joined the board, in 2007 and 2008, of something called China State Shipbuilding Corporation, CSSC Holdings, which is a subsidiary of the largest defense contractor in China. So you have this powerful American political family that is making U.S. policy related to China, related to trade, and other critical issues that is highly dependent upon the good graces of the Chinese government.”

    Schweizer framed McConnell’s “increasingly soft” political positioning towards China as a function of his familial and financial ties to the Chinese state.
     

    Sarkozy reminds us that not only are our masters dirty little gangsters, they’re incompetant. McConnell is an employee of the Chinese government and needs to explain, fix, or step down.

    Trump is the first western leader in a while to be masculine. Most of our leaders are cucks and/or feminists.

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  61. @J.Ross
    Sarkozy reminds us that not only are our masters dirty little gangsters, they're incompetant. McConnell is an employee of the Chinese government and needs to explain, fix, or step down.
    http://www.breitbart.com/radio/2018/03/20/schweizer-mcconnells-family-fortune-dependent-chinese-governments-good-graces/

    James Chao — this would be Elaine Chao’s father, Mitch McConnell’s father-in-law — and Elaine’s sister, Angela Chao, actually joined the board, in 2007 and 2008, of something called China State Shipbuilding Corporation, CSSC Holdings, which is a subsidiary of the largest defense contractor in China. So you have this powerful American political family that is making U.S. policy related to China, related to trade, and other critical issues that is highly dependent upon the good graces of the Chinese government.”

    Schweizer framed McConnell’s “increasingly soft” political positioning towards China as a function of his familial and financial ties to the Chinese state.
     

    Mitch McConnell has pushed nation-wrecking mass immigration, sovereignty-sapping trade deal scams and unnecessary overseas wars for decades now. Now that McConnell’s close ties to the Chinese Communist Party have been exposed in the corporate media, it is time for McConnell to give up his US Senate seat.

    If McConnell escapes criminal prosecution for his dealings with Communist China, I would prefer that McConnell immediately move to China and stays there. McConnell should take his wife and all the other agents of Communist China that he has conspired with.

    Remember, McConnell voted for Reagan’s evil and treasonous amnesty for illegal alien invaders in 1986. Mitch McConnell is a treasonous whore for the GOP Cheap Labor Faction. Mitch McConnell is a treasonous whore for the Chinese Communist Party.

    Tweets from 2015:

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  62. @Lars Porsena
    We should come up with a list of ethnic peoples who's genocides actually worked. And then throw it in the faces of all the people who are still here, because they had it easy.

    All the museums will have to be converted to museums of Mohican, Tocharian and Moriori genocide, and all living ethnic types will be told to quit complaining and check their survivor privilege.

    All the museums will have to be converted to museums of Mohican, Tocharian and Moriori genocide, and all living ethnic types will be told to quit complaining and check their survivor privilege.

    You might turn out to be the founder of a new cult of a world wide civil religion – uum – if it happened. It will never happen though, for the powers that there are.

    See – you fight the mass inertia law of – hehe social physics (I claim to be a minor adjunct of your new super-cult for inventing this term, which then will secure me – at least: A small – eternity of being world-famous, or: Another new term again: World-Fomousness! too).

    (Would -or should – or could – but as I said: Never will be (=will never happen – not in our lifetime, that’s – hehe – dead-sure, isn’t it?!).

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  64. @songbird
    So, good investment, or bad investment? What would a dictator looking back at the case study do?

    He’d pay Bill & Hill for some more $200,000 speeches. You don’t hand out millions to some funny-looking French guy, and then stiff the former and future Leaders of the Free World.

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    Not an easy choice. Maybe, there is someone in the Xi or Putin family who gives speeches? Maybe, use a double? Or hire Chelsea like NBC did and use the resulting video to torture political prisoners?
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  65. @Redneck farmer
    Eh "Poles survived, Jews died" or something. (The Slavic untermenschen weren't occupied long enough to be exterminated, thus showing just how anti-semitic the Nazis really were.)

    The Slavic untermenschen weren’t occupied long enough to be exterminated, thus showing just how anti-semitic the Nazis really were.

    So you’re saying that the Nazis really weren’t anti-Semitic?

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  66. Congressman Charles black from Virginia says kadoofy was overthrown to funnel his weapon supplies to the rebels to overthrow assad in Syria rather than get funding through traditional means which would expose the speciousness of the arguments for removing assad.
    Another politician who has a similar view to black on Syria is tulsi gabbard although I could see her views changing the more she gets mentioned for higher office.

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    The Congressman has the causation wrong but that is why the Ambassador's group was in Benghazi.
    , @J.Ross
    This arms supplying is something that clearly happened but I don't know if it was causative in removing Qadhaafiy. Then again the big moves are never to accomplish one thing, they acquire urgency as they pile on multiple goals. There were several reasons for globalist elitists to want Qadhaafiy gone, among them that he was something of a forerunner to this season's crop of nationalist strong man leaders, actually doing good for his country, but also uniquely vulnerable. I think it's definitely the case that they wanted the "refugees," everything media-wise was clearly prepared in advance, there were no off-script accidents until independent photographers and bloggers showed up.
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  67. @Detective Club
    "For the want of a nail, the kingdom was lost." A 5 million Euro bribe in 2007 was all it took to start the invasion of Europe from black Africa in 2011. The "Deep State" strikes again!
    https://youtu.be/1BVDZhOWE9o

    HR Clinton looked so young just a scant few years ago.

    Heavy alcohol consumption inflicts an awful toll on a woman’s body.

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    The Rod is at the point of aging rapidly now, it happens to everyone if they live long enough, at some point they start getting old looking at a rapid rate.

    She was never an attractive woman in the least, though.

    I am quite serious when I say they should have sent her to whatever New York plastic surgeon did work on Debbie Harry. She was starting to get poochy and a few months later her picture started showing up with her looking much younger, much better. She looks pretty good now except for having a bulging upper abdomen-she just has a big liver, apparently, doesn't seem to be a health problem for her. Her boobs are a lot bigger looking now than in her prime-there are a lot of topless shots of her floating around and she was always small breasted, now she looks like she has nice C-cups.

    Harry does seem to be less cognitively impaired than The Rod though. True, she got bitchy about Trump spurning her, but she knows the deal-she's 5'3" and he likes them taller. There's also the odd arrangement she has with Chris-he's married to someone else and has kids, but she's with him most everywhere she is seen, and she says she has sworn off the mussypunching. The only relationships she's known to have had with men were HD Stanton and Penn Jillette, who invented the Jill-Jet for her. US Patent 9,005,258 .

    As Ron White said, that's....that's love.

    (As far as the women, she's not naming names, but the way she and Joan Jett have looked at each other for forty years has been, ahem, noticed.)
    , @Charles Erwin Wilson II

    HR Clinton looked so young just a scant few years ago.
    Heavy alcohol consumption inflicts an awful toll on a woman’s body.
     
    HRC sold her soul to Old Scratch, and he requires payment. I imagine that she will live a long life, and when she dies, she will resemble "The Scream" and the picture in her closet will look like the Gerber Baby.
    , @Anon
    It was the stress of running a long presidential campaign (which can really exhaust the adrenals), plus chronic infections and viruses eating away at her (the Clinton cough), and all the fury and negativity about losing. Brooding spitefully over how you should have won for a year and a half will age anybody and make you look like a witch.

    Also, she's worried about being found out for her criminal behavior with the Clinton Foundation by Trump and the DOJ. Just look at how stressing over the cops on your trail destroyed the nerves of Raskolnikov in Crime and Punishment.
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  68. @Lars Porsena
    We should come up with a list of ethnic peoples who's genocides actually worked. And then throw it in the faces of all the people who are still here, because they had it easy.

    All the museums will have to be converted to museums of Mohican, Tocharian and Moriori genocide, and all living ethnic types will be told to quit complaining and check their survivor privilege.

    Prussians by Poles, Lithuanians and Teutonic Knights.

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  69. @Wheels
    When I saw the headline of the post I was really hoping that Steve would purposely butcher the spelling of Gaddafi’s name as in earlier blog posts and the man did not disappoint!

    You are easily amused.

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  70. @Matthew McConnagay
    Interesting. I've never even heard of this angle before. What's the deal? And what was Gaddafi buying with that 5 mil?

    Possibly the right to settle in France with this family and money if he were to be overthrown. France has long been the favorite retirement destination of overthrown African dictators.

    Switzerland and Dubai are also popular, but le France has those bons temps and that je ne sais quoi. Also, ceci ne pas une pipe.

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  71. @Neoconned
    Is there any definite consensus on how to spell his name? Qaddafhi? Qaddafi?

    Anyway this is bizarre I was talking about this the other day in the comments section of a YouTube video and now French prosecutors are dropping the hammer on his ass....weird timing

    Is there any definite consensus on how to spell his name?

    Shocker! There is … القذافي

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  72. @Seamus Padraig
    I'm glad you brought that up, Dieter. I myself was going to do a comment here asking whatever happened to l'affaire Bettancourt? That was huge scandal in France a few years back, but it seems nothing big ever came of it. Here's what Wikipedia says about Sarkozy's role in it:

    "In 2013, the former French president Nicolas Sarkozy, a former minister, Eric Woerth, a prosecutor, Philippe Courroye and the former director of the DCRI, Bernard Squarcini, were targeted by a procedure of indictment in diverse points of the affair ... On October 7, 2013, French authorities removed Sarkozy from the list of names to be charged in the case."
     
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bettencourt_affair

    I wonder why they suddenly decided to drop the charges against him? Wikipedia doesn't say. Kinda strange ...

    Ex-President Sarkozy, whose wife, singer and ex-model Carla Bruni is one of Jagger’s ex-girlfriends, is (and was) not really risk-averse.
     
    I once read an interview with Bruni shortly after she married Sarko ten years ago, in which she said that she found men with access to nuclear weapons to be irresistible! I wish I could find that interview now ... it was hilarious.

    Seamus – you ask why they dropped the charges in the Bettancourt affair – Liliane Bettencourt was old when the affair started and she already suffered a little bit from dementia then, but after a while – she just couldn’t remember, who it was, whom she had given all the money – was it Niclolas, or had it been Nicole or Nicéphore – she just wasn’t so sure anymore, see?!

    Plus: Nicloas Sarkozy had managed to stay in power as French President, and it turned out that that was just enough: Old conservative Oréal-billionaire Liliane Bettencourt almost convicted, but in the juridical sense definitely off the hook, and Nicolas at the steering wheel of France – he had made it again! A true survivor, kindred of the “ever lasting law” (Joni Mitchell) of – the eternal Gods (Mercurius, in this case esp.: God of the Artists and Dealers and – – – Tricksters) themselves!

    Carla Bruni loved this kind of – modern knighthood – she mentioned time and again, that life with Sarkozy is interesting! – and today, for example, it for sure is – again – : Very interesting!

    (And if you run into ageing rock stars fullfilling their shopping-duties with their thirty- or even forty year old – – trophy wifes – – – or if you happen to come across one of them, being bored to death, sitting stone-faced in a fancy café somewehre in the fancy south end of France in the unforgiving world-famous crystal-clear daylight, pouring down from the world-famous big blue sky, from here on to eternity, while the wrinkles in their pale faces just grow and grow and their bodies – – – shrink! – – – – you immediately understand Ms. Bruni. She’s better off with “Sarko” – much better, it seems).

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    (And if you run into ageing rock stars fullfilling their shopping-duties with their thirty- or even forty year old – – trophy wifes – – – or if you happen to come across one of them, being bored to death, sitting stone-faced in a fancy café somewehre in the fancy south end of France in the unforgiving world-famous crystal-clear daylight, pouring down from the world-famous big blue sky, from here on to eternity, while the wrinkles in their pale faces just grow and grow and their bodies – – – shrink! – – – – you immediately understand Ms. Bruni. She’s better off with “Sarko” – much better, it seems).
     
    Perhaps she found Mick insufficiently todgerly, as Keith says in his bio.
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    Interesting data in this thread.

    LOCATION: Queens County, NY — PERCENT LACKING BASIC PROSE LITERACY SKILLS: 45.63%

    LOCATION: Los Angeles County — PERCENT LACKING BASIC PROSE LITERACY SKILLS: 33.49%

    That awkward moment when the “progressive forward moving” states as Hillary called them have worse reading skills than the “backwards redneck flyover states”

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  74. Maximize Zionism on the set {Greed>G_min} or maximize Greed on the set {Zionism> Z_min} and combine the two sets and you get all Neocons. You either are the most Zionist among the greedy or the most greedy among the Zionists.

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  75. @Boston vegas
    Congressman Charles black from Virginia says kadoofy was overthrown to funnel his weapon supplies to the rebels to overthrow assad in Syria rather than get funding through traditional means which would expose the speciousness of the arguments for removing assad.
    Another politician who has a similar view to black on Syria is tulsi gabbard although I could see her views changing the more she gets mentioned for higher office.

    The Congressman has the causation wrong but that is why the Ambassador’s group was in Benghazi.

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  76. @Anonymous
    Saw your meltdown on RooshV LoL . Try not to get too triggered while you are here , cucko !!! Teh Jooz , Teh Jooz lzlzzlzlzlzlz . Funny to see a cuck change venues .

    I guess there’s more than one Anonymous Bosch on the intertubes: I have no idea who/what RooshV is, or where to find it, and thus haven’t suffered any meltdown on it. If the people who hang out there are like you, and cannot think of more imaginative insults than “cuck”, then I figure I’m not missing out on anything interesting.

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  77. @Detective Club
    "For the want of a nail, the kingdom was lost." A 5 million Euro bribe in 2007 was all it took to start the invasion of Europe from black Africa in 2011. The "Deep State" strikes again!
    https://youtu.be/1BVDZhOWE9o

    That makes no sense. Col. Q kept the Africans from migrating in return for Euro money to him and gradual normalization. And Sarko was the most nationalist and anti-third world immigration president of France since before WWII. (It is possible that Macron will be better, we’ll see. Arguably Chirac was as good too, but Sarko was the one leading on those issues as Chirac’s interior minister).

    France’s largest problem is not immigration right now, but prior immigration. France has much lower immigration rates than all the other rich countries in Europe except Finland and Italy, who have about the same rate.

    Its main problem is the descendants of the big wave of Muslim migration from the 1950 to 1973, and to a smaller extent third world people with French citizenship moving to the mainland from the various random islands left over from the colonial empire, similar to our Puerto Rico situation.

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    Wrong. Sarkozy opened the doors to immigration, allowed the annual number of legal immigrants to double, made naturalization faster and easier. The anti-immigration discourse was mere posturing. Quite the reverse, he tried to modify the constitution to make affirmative action legal, and he made an infamous speech urging miscegenation (Roderick Spode gave a link to the video, on this thread).

    Sarkozy is the son of a Hungarian immigrant and the grandson of a Jewish Greek immigrant on his mother's side (his mother's maiden name was Mallah). His true friends, like Bernard-Henri Lévy (a pseudo-philosopher who helped him push for the war on Libya) are immigrationists themselves. His second wife, Cecilia, once boasted of not having a single drop of French blood in her veins (she's a descendent of Romanian Jews). His wealthy Italian-born third wife, Carla, said in a recent interview that her father was Jewish and one of the grandfathers of her mother was Jewish too. Before meeting Sarko, she had a son with Jewish philosopher Raphaël Enthoven (who used to be Bernard-Henri Lévy's son in law... It's a small world).

    Sarko has a talent for making grassroots French (rednecks, if you prefer) feel like he speaks like them and therefore feels like them and will support them. But actually he's just a neocon (invade the world, invite the world) and he couldn't care less about working class Christian whites. He played us like a violin in 2007, but it didn't work anymore in 2012. Fool me once...

    We have lots of problems with African migrants and their descendants, and they arrived mostly after 1973. Ethnic stats are illegal in France, but just go about anywhere in the Paris region and you'll see lots of blacks, and most of them do look African.
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  78. @International Jew
    He'd pay Bill & Hill for some more $200,000 speeches. You don't hand out millions to some funny-looking French guy, and then stiff the former and future Leaders of the Free World.

    Not an easy choice. Maybe, there is someone in the Xi or Putin family who gives speeches? Maybe, use a double? Or hire Chelsea like NBC did and use the resulting video to torture political prisoners?

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  79. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @Je Suis Omar Mateen
    HR Clinton looked so young just a scant few years ago.

    Heavy alcohol consumption inflicts an awful toll on a woman's body.

    The Rod is at the point of aging rapidly now, it happens to everyone if they live long enough, at some point they start getting old looking at a rapid rate.

    She was never an attractive woman in the least, though.

    I am quite serious when I say they should have sent her to whatever New York plastic surgeon did work on Debbie Harry. She was starting to get poochy and a few months later her picture started showing up with her looking much younger, much better. She looks pretty good now except for having a bulging upper abdomen-she just has a big liver, apparently, doesn’t seem to be a health problem for her. Her boobs are a lot bigger looking now than in her prime-there are a lot of topless shots of her floating around and she was always small breasted, now she looks like she has nice C-cups.

    Harry does seem to be less cognitively impaired than The Rod though. True, she got bitchy about Trump spurning her, but she knows the deal-she’s 5’3″ and he likes them taller. There’s also the odd arrangement she has with Chris-he’s married to someone else and has kids, but she’s with him most everywhere she is seen, and she says she has sworn off the mussypunching. The only relationships she’s known to have had with men were HD Stanton and Penn Jillette, who invented the Jill-Jet for her. US Patent 9,005,258 .

    As Ron White said, that’s….that’s love.

    (As far as the women, she’s not naming names, but the way she and Joan Jett have looked at each other for forty years has been, ahem, noticed.)

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  80. O/T:This hullabaloo over Cambridge Analytica appears to be nothing more than tabloid fodder in the awful awful English press. The “whistleblower” doesn’t blow the lid off any wrongdoing, the scandal primarily being it benefitted Trump. Say what you will about American legacy media’s anti-Trump bias, but the foreign, particularly European, press is worse.

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    My favorite part is that these geniuses do not understand that they are completely rebutting the Russian hackers story. Necessarily part of this idea is the fact -- introducing to many a drooling normie for the first time -- that Facebook is spying on you, even when you are not actively on it, and compiling a prediction-enabling profile of you, and that, indeed, that's the whole point of Facebook.
    So why does the theory need Russian hackers again?
    Beyond this, while I am largely ideologically in line with House Mercer, I like that people will become more aware of this CA type of company.
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  81. @Jim Don Bob

    Anyone want to over/under on how long Zuck lasts at Facebook?
     
    What makes you think he will leave? I think the EU will hammer him/FB with a coupla billion dollar fine for "privacy violations", but that is about it.

    The LugenBBC and Guardian are hammering at Facebook and Cambridge Analytica for all they’re worth, those thousand raped girls at Telford were just a little glitch in the Narrative.

    The CA top guy got stung by Channel 4 posing as potential clients, said they won the election for Trump, and for good measure apparently offered to compromise the client’s opponents with Ukrainian honeytraps. Even the FT are looking at Zuck’s FB and noticing that the political positioning for 2020 seems to have stopped. FB are being investigated by the UK Data Commissioner, who’s the quangocrat charged with ensuring personal data’s not misused, which seems now to mean “not used by the wrong people“. Those days when the quality papers were swooning over Obama’s young data analytics team seem so long ago.

    So we seamlessly move on from “the Russians won the election for Trump” to “CA won the election for Trump, using Facebook data and THAT IS NOT OK!“.

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  82. “Sarkozy had a complex relationship with Ghaddafi”

    Right, but a more rewarding and healthy relationship than Hillary’s with Gaddafi.

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  83. @Boston vegas
    Congressman Charles black from Virginia says kadoofy was overthrown to funnel his weapon supplies to the rebels to overthrow assad in Syria rather than get funding through traditional means which would expose the speciousness of the arguments for removing assad.
    Another politician who has a similar view to black on Syria is tulsi gabbard although I could see her views changing the more she gets mentioned for higher office.

    This arms supplying is something that clearly happened but I don’t know if it was causative in removing Qadhaafiy. Then again the big moves are never to accomplish one thing, they acquire urgency as they pile on multiple goals. There were several reasons for globalist elitists to want Qadhaafiy gone, among them that he was something of a forerunner to this season’s crop of nationalist strong man leaders, actually doing good for his country, but also uniquely vulnerable. I think it’s definitely the case that they wanted the “refugees,” everything media-wise was clearly prepared in advance, there were no off-script accidents until independent photographers and bloggers showed up.

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  84. Leon Hess owned the New York Jets from 1963 to 1998, as well as a chain of gas stations made famous by the Hess Truck. Near the end of his run he started to get a reputation as an old fool for how poorly the Jets were run, i.e. firing Pete Carroll after one season to hire Rich Kotite in 1995. Hess defenders pointed out that he used to negotiate oil contracts with Gadhafi, so he may have been many things but he was hardly a fool.

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  85. A goodly number of the persons arrested after the 2005 French car-bee-cue riots were Black African teenagers who were not part of the 1950-1973 numerically tiny immigrant wave into France. Mitterand’s 1981 presidential victory was when the gates were thrown open in earnest to the Third-World. As a faithful reader of Paris Match during the Eighties, I read article after article about “les enfants nouveau-ne du Mitterand.”

    Never believe fully in immigration stats complied by deceitful Western governments that don’t wish to panic Whitey. In 2017, the Left-wing Italian government loudly proclaimed to have succeeded in stemming the tide of Black Africans into Italy, thanks to an “agreement” with the decrepit Libyan government, which was hardly in a position to curb widespread people-smuggling across the Mediterranean and on into Europe. Disbelieving Italian voters gave the Left only 23% of the overall vote earlier this month. Left-wing governments in the West always downplay the sheer numerical magnitude of the constant Third-World invasion. If they didn’t, the natives might actually bestir themselves and demand that the invasion be stopped immediately.

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  86. @anon
    Col. Covfefe?

    Ha! That’s the best one yet!

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  87. @Neoconned
    Is there any definite consensus on how to spell his name? Qaddafhi? Qaddafi?

    Anyway this is bizarre I was talking about this the other day in the comments section of a YouTube video and now French prosecutors are dropping the hammer on his ass....weird timing

    He once wrote a letter to schoolchildren in Minnesota in English in 1986. Beneath his signature was his name in English, which was Gadhafi. So whoever typed up that letter seems to think that’s how you spell it.

    Around that time I remember that Qadaffy Duck t-shirts were popular.

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    It's objectively not how you spell it because that's a different letter. Probably Maghribis slur the q into a g sort of sound: it should still be spelled q. You don't find newspaper stories about the life of Boston crime boss Waidi Baaljaa, or listen to a podcast by Daabishah; you recognize that pronunciation doesn't line up perfectly with spelling because of regional variations. There's a lot of English spellings of Arabic words (such as place names) that cannot benefit from transliteration because they introduce letters not found in Arabic, like e or o. Using a transliteration-friendly spelling means you would know how to write it and find it in a text. This is not an issue with Chinese, spell that however you like, use! punctuation? to mark~ tones^, but it's a missed opportunity to guess and play with phonetics in Arabic.
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  88. @ScarletNumber
    He once wrote a letter to schoolchildren in Minnesota in English in 1986. Beneath his signature was his name in English, which was Gadhafi. So whoever typed up that letter seems to think that's how you spell it.

    Around that time I remember that Qadaffy Duck t-shirts were popular.

    It’s objectively not how you spell it because that’s a different letter. Probably Maghribis slur the q into a g sort of sound: it should still be spelled q. You don’t find newspaper stories about the life of Boston crime boss Waidi Baaljaa, or listen to a podcast by Daabishah; you recognize that pronunciation doesn’t line up perfectly with spelling because of regional variations. There’s a lot of English spellings of Arabic words (such as place names) that cannot benefit from transliteration because they introduce letters not found in Arabic, like e or o. Using a transliteration-friendly spelling means you would know how to write it and find it in a text. This is not an issue with Chinese, spell that however you like, use! punctuation? to mark~ tones^, but it’s a missed opportunity to guess and play with phonetics in Arabic.

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    Objectively Isiah Thomas, Oprah Winfrey, and Anferee Hardaway are misspelled as well, yet those are their names.
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  89. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @Dieter Kief
    Seamus - you ask why they dropped the charges in the Bettancourt affair - Liliane Bettencourt was old when the affair started and she already suffered a little bit from dementia then, but after a while - she just couldn't remember, who it was, whom she had given all the money - was it Niclolas, or had it been Nicole or Nicéphore - she just wasn't so sure anymore, see?!

    Plus: Nicloas Sarkozy had managed to stay in power as French President, and it turned out that that was just enough: Old conservative Oréal-billionaire Liliane Bettencourt almost convicted, but in the juridical sense definitely off the hook, and Nicolas at the steering wheel of France - he had made it again! A true survivor, kindred of the "ever lasting law" (Joni Mitchell) of - the eternal Gods (Mercurius, in this case esp.: God of the Artists and Dealers and - - - Tricksters) themselves!

    Carla Bruni loved this kind of - modern knighthood - she mentioned time and again, that life with Sarkozy is interesting! - and today, for example, it for sure is - again - : Very interesting!

    (And if you run into ageing rock stars fullfilling their shopping-duties with their thirty- or even forty year old - - trophy wifes - - - or if you happen to come across one of them, being bored to death, sitting stone-faced in a fancy café somewehre in the fancy south end of France in the unforgiving world-famous crystal-clear daylight, pouring down from the world-famous big blue sky, from here on to eternity, while the wrinkles in their pale faces just grow and grow and their bodies - - - shrink! - - - - you immediately understand Ms. Bruni. She's better off with "Sarko" - much better, it seems).

    (And if you run into ageing rock stars fullfilling their shopping-duties with their thirty- or even forty year old – – trophy wifes – – – or if you happen to come across one of them, being bored to death, sitting stone-faced in a fancy café somewehre in the fancy south end of France in the unforgiving world-famous crystal-clear daylight, pouring down from the world-famous big blue sky, from here on to eternity, while the wrinkles in their pale faces just grow and grow and their bodies – – – shrink! – – – – you immediately understand Ms. Bruni. She’s better off with “Sarko” – much better, it seems).

    Perhaps she found Mick insufficiently todgerly, as Keith says in his bio.

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    Perhaps she found Mick insufficiently todgerly, as Keith says in his bio.
     
    Keith knows when to make a joke! - He might even have managed here to hit both - with one slap!
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  90. @J.Ross
    Sarkozy reminds us that not only are our masters dirty little gangsters, they're incompetant. McConnell is an employee of the Chinese government and needs to explain, fix, or step down.
    http://www.breitbart.com/radio/2018/03/20/schweizer-mcconnells-family-fortune-dependent-chinese-governments-good-graces/

    James Chao — this would be Elaine Chao’s father, Mitch McConnell’s father-in-law — and Elaine’s sister, Angela Chao, actually joined the board, in 2007 and 2008, of something called China State Shipbuilding Corporation, CSSC Holdings, which is a subsidiary of the largest defense contractor in China. So you have this powerful American political family that is making U.S. policy related to China, related to trade, and other critical issues that is highly dependent upon the good graces of the Chinese government.”

    Schweizer framed McConnell’s “increasingly soft” political positioning towards China as a function of his familial and financial ties to the Chinese state.
     

    McConnell betrayed America for filthy lucre. I’d call him a whore, but it would be unfair to the hard-working professionals in the sex trade.

    McConnell’s wealth should be confiscated, and he should have to get an honest job, preferably manual labor.

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  91. @Byrresheim

    … when has Wilsonian idealism in foreign policy proven to be a success in the past quarter century?
     
    Make that 4 (!!!) quarter centuries please.

    Agree.

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  92. @Anthony Wayne
    O/T:This hullabaloo over Cambridge Analytica appears to be nothing more than tabloid fodder in the awful awful English press. The “whistleblower” doesn’t blow the lid off any wrongdoing, the scandal primarily being it benefitted Trump. Say what you will about American legacy media’s anti-Trump bias, but the foreign, particularly European, press is worse.

    My favorite part is that these geniuses do not understand that they are completely rebutting the Russian hackers story. Necessarily part of this idea is the fact — introducing to many a drooling normie for the first time — that Facebook is spying on you, even when you are not actively on it, and compiling a prediction-enabling profile of you, and that, indeed, that’s the whole point of Facebook.
    So why does the theory need Russian hackers again?
    Beyond this, while I am largely ideologically in line with House Mercer, I like that people will become more aware of this CA type of company.

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  93. @Je Suis Omar Mateen
    HR Clinton looked so young just a scant few years ago.

    Heavy alcohol consumption inflicts an awful toll on a woman's body.

    HR Clinton looked so young just a scant few years ago.
    Heavy alcohol consumption inflicts an awful toll on a woman’s body.

    HRC sold her soul to Old Scratch, and he requires payment. I imagine that she will live a long life, and when she dies, she will resemble “The Scream” and the picture in her closet will look like the Gerber Baby.

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  94. Anon • Disclaimer says:
    @Je Suis Omar Mateen
    HR Clinton looked so young just a scant few years ago.

    Heavy alcohol consumption inflicts an awful toll on a woman's body.

    It was the stress of running a long presidential campaign (which can really exhaust the adrenals), plus chronic infections and viruses eating away at her (the Clinton cough), and all the fury and negativity about losing. Brooding spitefully over how you should have won for a year and a half will age anybody and make you look like a witch.

    Also, she’s worried about being found out for her criminal behavior with the Clinton Foundation by Trump and the DOJ. Just look at how stressing over the cops on your trail destroyed the nerves of Raskolnikov in Crime and Punishment.

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    Also, she’s worried about being found out for her criminal behavior with the Clinton Foundation by Trump and the DOJ. Just look at how stressing over the cops on your trail destroyed the nerves of Raskolnikov in Crime and Punishment.

    In the end, I don’t think anyone in power, including Trump, really wants to seriously pursue jailing either of the Clintons or running them into exile. Much like Ford pardoning Nixon, there is a general belief that no good will come of it even though factually there is no doubt they are guilty of an enormous number of offenses, even ignoring the Fart Smell/Alex Jones stuff. (Going back to dope flights at Mena, Arkansas, and the huge number of dead bodies the Clintons have had mysteriously pile up.)

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    In the end, I don’t think anyone in power, including Trump, really wants to seriously pursue jailing either of the Clintons...
     
    Agreed. Much as I would love to see HRC in an orange jump suit being frog marched/helped into a US Prisons van, it would be a bad idea. The political class has an unspoken agreement not to prosecute each other for past misdeeds, and I think that this is generally a good thing because it keeps us out of third word/commie territory. Politics is already ugly enough. However, I am fine with financial ruin.
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  96. @J.Ross
    It's objectively not how you spell it because that's a different letter. Probably Maghribis slur the q into a g sort of sound: it should still be spelled q. You don't find newspaper stories about the life of Boston crime boss Waidi Baaljaa, or listen to a podcast by Daabishah; you recognize that pronunciation doesn't line up perfectly with spelling because of regional variations. There's a lot of English spellings of Arabic words (such as place names) that cannot benefit from transliteration because they introduce letters not found in Arabic, like e or o. Using a transliteration-friendly spelling means you would know how to write it and find it in a text. This is not an issue with Chinese, spell that however you like, use! punctuation? to mark~ tones^, but it's a missed opportunity to guess and play with phonetics in Arabic.

    Objectively Isiah Thomas, Oprah Winfrey, and Anferee Hardaway are misspelled as well, yet those are their names.

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    I don't think I need to explain to you why that is not a compelling argument.
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  97. @ScarletNumber
    Objectively Isiah Thomas, Oprah Winfrey, and Anferee Hardaway are misspelled as well, yet those are their names.

    I don’t think I need to explain to you why that is not a compelling argument.

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    Maybe not compelling, but definitely humorous.
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  98. @Anonymous

    (And if you run into ageing rock stars fullfilling their shopping-duties with their thirty- or even forty year old – – trophy wifes – – – or if you happen to come across one of them, being bored to death, sitting stone-faced in a fancy café somewehre in the fancy south end of France in the unforgiving world-famous crystal-clear daylight, pouring down from the world-famous big blue sky, from here on to eternity, while the wrinkles in their pale faces just grow and grow and their bodies – – – shrink! – – – – you immediately understand Ms. Bruni. She’s better off with “Sarko” – much better, it seems).
     
    Perhaps she found Mick insufficiently todgerly, as Keith says in his bio.

    Perhaps she found Mick insufficiently todgerly, as Keith says in his bio.

    Keith knows when to make a joke! – He might even have managed here to hit both – with one slap!

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  99. It explains why Sarkozy was so dead keen on rubbing out Ghaddafi.

    Ironically, Gaddafi’s posthumous revenge is the on going dissolution of the EU (Sarkozy’s pet project) due to the ‘refugee’ racket.

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  100. @ChrisZ
    Agreed, Moses, that’s a funny line.

    Something else that cracked me up after a second reading (because it’s more subtle): Steve spells the Lybian colonel’s name differently every time he uses it.

    On reflection, I think that’s been a running gag of his for a while. Probably goes back to memories of the great Qaddafi transliteration panic of the Reagan era.

    I remember the many different spellings of Khaddafi’s name being a Weekend Update gag on SNL many, many, years ago.

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  101. @Lot
    That makes no sense. Col. Q kept the Africans from migrating in return for Euro money to him and gradual normalization. And Sarko was the most nationalist and anti-third world immigration president of France since before WWII. (It is possible that Macron will be better, we'll see. Arguably Chirac was as good too, but Sarko was the one leading on those issues as Chirac's interior minister).

    France's largest problem is not immigration right now, but prior immigration. France has much lower immigration rates than all the other rich countries in Europe except Finland and Italy, who have about the same rate.

    Its main problem is the descendants of the big wave of Muslim migration from the 1950 to 1973, and to a smaller extent third world people with French citizenship moving to the mainland from the various random islands left over from the colonial empire, similar to our Puerto Rico situation.

    Wrong. Sarkozy opened the doors to immigration, allowed the annual number of legal immigrants to double, made naturalization faster and easier. The anti-immigration discourse was mere posturing. Quite the reverse, he tried to modify the constitution to make affirmative action legal, and he made an infamous speech urging miscegenation (Roderick Spode gave a link to the video, on this thread).

    Sarkozy is the son of a Hungarian immigrant and the grandson of a Jewish Greek immigrant on his mother’s side (his mother’s maiden name was Mallah). His true friends, like Bernard-Henri Lévy (a pseudo-philosopher who helped him push for the war on Libya) are immigrationists themselves. His second wife, Cecilia, once boasted of not having a single drop of French blood in her veins (she’s a descendent of Romanian Jews). His wealthy Italian-born third wife, Carla, said in a recent interview that her father was Jewish and one of the grandfathers of her mother was Jewish too. Before meeting Sarko, she had a son with Jewish philosopher Raphaël Enthoven (who used to be Bernard-Henri Lévy’s son in law… It’s a small world).

    Sarko has a talent for making grassroots French (rednecks, if you prefer) feel like he speaks like them and therefore feels like them and will support them. But actually he’s just a neocon (invade the world, invite the world) and he couldn’t care less about working class Christian whites. He played us like a violin in 2007, but it didn’t work anymore in 2012. Fool me once…

    We have lots of problems with African migrants and their descendants, and they arrived mostly after 1973. Ethnic stats are illegal in France, but just go about anywhere in the Paris region and you’ll see lots of blacks, and most of them do look African.

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  102. @Anonymous

    Also, she’s worried about being found out for her criminal behavior with the Clinton Foundation by Trump and the DOJ. Just look at how stressing over the cops on your trail destroyed the nerves of Raskolnikov in Crime and Punishment.
     
    In the end, I don't think anyone in power, including Trump, really wants to seriously pursue jailing either of the Clintons or running them into exile. Much like Ford pardoning Nixon, there is a general belief that no good will come of it even though factually there is no doubt they are guilty of an enormous number of offenses, even ignoring the Fart Smell/Alex Jones stuff. (Going back to dope flights at Mena, Arkansas, and the huge number of dead bodies the Clintons have had mysteriously pile up.)

    In the end, I don’t think anyone in power, including Trump, really wants to seriously pursue jailing either of the Clintons…

    Agreed. Much as I would love to see HRC in an orange jump suit being frog marched/helped into a US Prisons van, it would be a bad idea. The political class has an unspoken agreement not to prosecute each other for past misdeeds, and I think that this is generally a good thing because it keeps us out of third word/commie territory. Politics is already ugly enough. However, I am fine with financial ruin.

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  103. @Anonymous
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/10/libya-public-slave-auctions-un-migration

    I don't recall whipping posts and slave auctions being a thing under Gaddafi, but maybe a wise neocon or neoliberal can explain to me how this is all an improvement over his dictatorship, or just part of the natural inevitable march toward democracy and human rights or something.

    Seriously, though, you'd think they'd eventually learn. Yugoslavia, Iraq, Ukraine, Syria, Libya, all societies that few of our leaders bother to seriously study the history, culture, and greater geopolitical context of... when has Wilsonian idealism in foreign policy proven to be a success in the past quarter century? But nope, we've got to go search abroad for monsters to destroy. And what happening with Poland now resembles what occurred with Thailand a decade ago: we're picking a completely pointless fight with a highly respectable ally (much more worthwhile than many others who are better treated by the State Department) that will have lasting geopolitical consequences over the usual abstract human rights nonsense.

    Next, we'll have Lindsey Graham discussing why we should be far more scared of "trade wars" than the nuclear war that would result from attempting "regime change" in Pyongyang...

    It is not idealism of any stripe. It is the metaphysics of reification straight out of original Marxism. When will people realize that progressivism is a secular polytheism and move to contain it?

    Heironymous Bosch’s infamous painting is the progressive utopia. It’s out there in the education system which is their church edifice.

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  104. @J.Ross
    I don't think I need to explain to you why that is not a compelling argument.

    Maybe not compelling, but definitely humorous.

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  105. @Lars Porsena
    We should come up with a list of ethnic peoples who's genocides actually worked. And then throw it in the faces of all the people who are still here, because they had it easy.

    All the museums will have to be converted to museums of Mohican, Tocharian and Moriori genocide, and all living ethnic types will be told to quit complaining and check their survivor privilege.

    I would take a penalty for early withdrawal from my 401(k) to attend the Museum of Tocharian Genocide.

    https://www.penn.museum/documents/publications/expedition/PDFs/58-2/tarim_basin.pdf

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  106. I hope that this is the start of a trend of snapping the cuffs on ex-presidents (and secretaries of state).

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