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The terrorist who hijacked a truck in Berlin and ran over and killed 12 people, maiming and wounding 48 more, in that massacre in the Christmas market, has done more damage than he could imagine.

If the perpetrator is the jihadist from Tunisia who had no right to be in Germany, and had been under surveillance, the bell could begin to toll not only for Angela Merkel but for the European Union.

That German lassitude, and the naivete behind it, allowed this outrage validates the grim verdict of geostrategist James Burnham in “Suicide of the West”: “Liberalism is the ideology of Western suicide.”

Both the transnational elite and populist right sense the stakes involved here. As news of the barbarous atrocity spread across Europe, the reactions were instantaneous and predictable.

Marine Le Pen of France’s National Front, leading candidate for the presidency in 2017, declaimed: “How many more people must die at the hands of Islamic extremists before our governments close our porous borders and stop taking in thousands of illegal immigrants?”

Geert Wilders, the Party for Freedom front-runner for prime minister of Holland, echoed Le Pen: “They hate and kill us. And nobody protects us. Our leaders betray us. We need a political revolution.

“Islamic immigration/Is an invasion,” he went on, “An existential problem/That will replace our people/Erase our culture.”

“These are Merkel’s dead,” tweeted Marcus Pretzell of the far-right Alternative for Germany about the victims in the Christmas mart.

Nicholas Farage, who led the campaign for British secession from the EU, called the Christmas massacre “the Merkel legacy.”

Europe’s populist right is laying this act of Islamist savagery at the feet of Merkel for her having opened Germany in 2015 to a million migrants and refugees from Syria and the Middle East wars.

Before Berlin, she was already on the defensive after mobs of migrants went about molesting and raping German girls in Cologne last New Year’s Eve.

Even admirers who share her belief in a Europe of open borders, that welcomes immigrants and refugees from Third World wars and despotisms, sense the gravity of Merkel’s crisis.

“Germans should not let the attack on a Christmas market in Berlin undermine liberal values,” ran the headline on The Washington Post editorial Dec. 22. Alarmed, the Post went on:

“What Germany cannot and must not do is … succumb to the siren song of the anti-foreigner right-wing, which has been gaining strength across Europe and moved immediately to exploit the attack ahead of the September 2017 national elections.”

The New York Times delivered its customary castigation of the European populist right but, in a note of near-desperation, if not of despair, implored Europe’s liberals not to lose faith.

“With each new attack, whether on a Christmas market or a mosque, the challenge to Europe to defend tolerance, inclusion, equality and reason grows more daunting. If Europe is to survive as a beacon of democratic hope in a world rent by violent divisions, it must not cede those values.”

But less and less does Europe appear to be listening.

ORDER IT NOW

Indeed, as Europe has been picking up its dead and wounded for over a decade, from terrorist attacks in Madrid, London, Paris, Berlin and Brussels, the peoples of Europe seem less interested in hearing recitals of liberal values than in learning what their governments are going to do to keep the Islamist killers out and make them safe.

Salus populi suprema lex.

Liberals may admonish us that all races, creeds, cultures are equal, that anyone from any continent, country or civilization can come to the West and assimilate. That discrimination against one group of immigrants in favor of another — preferring, say, Lebanese Christians to Syrian Muslims — is illiberal and undemocratic.

But people don’t believe that. Europe and America have moved beyond the verities of 20th-century liberalism.

The cruel experiences of the recent past, and common sense, dictate that open borders are Eurail passes for Islamist terrorists, who are anxious to come and kill us in the West. We have to deal with the world as it is, not as we would wish it to be.

In our time, there has taken place, is taking place, an Islamic awakening. Of 1.6 billion Muslims worldwide, hundreds of millions accept strict sharia law about how to deal with apostasy and infidels.

Scores of millions in the Middle East wish to drive the West out of their world. Thousands are willing to depart and come to Europe to terrorize our societies. They see themselves at war with us, as their ancestors were at war with the Christian world for 1,000 years.

Only liberal ideology calls for America and Europe to bring into their home countries endless numbers of migrants, without being overly concerned about who they are, whence they come or what they believe.

Right-wing and anti-immigrant parties are succeeding in Europe for a simple reason. Mainstream parties are failing in the first duty of government — to protect the safety and security of the people.

Patrick J. Buchanan is the author of the new book “The Greatest Comeback: How Richard Nixon Rose From Defeat to Create the New Majority.”

Copyright 2016 Creators.com.

 
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  1. I was taught growing up in the 50s and 60s to be totally tolerant. When I went to a French university for language classes and a cheap holiday in the summer of ’75 I discovered that there was a problem with the already significant numbers of Islamic types who had settled in France in the wake of the Algeria problem 10 or 20 years earlier, particularly how they reacted to young western women, frankly, so I changed my views at that time. It wasn’t racism. What it was was that they were hostile to western civilization. In the decades since, the problem has magnified, particularly as the yankee imperium has destabilised so many middle eastern countries and created a mass of emigrants from these areas, many of them particularly hostile as a result of western crimes committed there. What it has created is a witches brew of troubles and instability. Some sort of line will have to be drawn, or serious unrest will ensue. It is no longer really right and left but the “system parties” of the establishment versus those no longer willing to follow their failed sold-out model of neoliberalism, multiculturalism and open borders. While the term “system parties” actually dates from Weimar, when the Nazis used it, it is more accurate now when the system being defended is itself a sort of bankrupt political correctness and the opposition is representing the public interest. We’ll see how this develops.

    • Replies: @OilcanFloyd
  2. If we quit ufcking around with other countries, we wouldn’t have terrorists or migrants. Why would YOU go to Mexico? Why would they come HERE? Clue: it ain’t for “freedom” and “democracy”. We deserve every ONE of these ashsoles–we created them. Too bad, too sad for Urp; they was on OUR side, and the hsits they get from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, etc., well, suck it up ibchtes. Whose side were you on?

  3. NickG says:

    Nicholas Farage, who led the campaign for British secession from the EU, called the Christmas massacre “the Merkel legacy.”

    It’s Nigel Farage, not Nicholas.

    Farage didn’t lead the official Vote Leave campaign. Though he no doubt was instrumental in causing PM David Cameron to seek to head UKIP off at the proverbial pass by making it Tory policy to hold the referendum in the first place; after UKIP returned the most MEPs of any party in the last Euro elections.

    • Replies: @pyrrhus
  4. Dave Pinsen says: • Website

    Nicholas Farage? Not Nigel?

  5. neutral says:

    Merkel is to Europe what de Klerk was to South Africa. Some might know who he was, but absolutely nobody reveres him and very few would care what his political views are now. Just like nobody says South Africa’s future is de Klerk, nobody in the future will give a damn about Merkel, if Merkel has her way.

  6. Realist says:

    The German people are a lot more stupid than I thought.

  7. Randal says:

    Europe’s Future — Merkel or Le Pen?

    “No future” or “a future”, in other words.

  8. “Scores of millions in the Middle East wish to drive the West out of their world. ”

    And rightly so.

    And, as Exiledonmainstreet says
    ” a problem with the already significant numbers of Islamic types who had settled in France in the wake of the Algeria problem 10 or 20 years earlier, ”

    So then you knew how the Algerians felt, No?

    • Agree: jacques sheete
  9. Anon • Disclaimer says:

    I always believed Mr. Buchanan to be a true American patriot and a knowledgeable man, but in this article he does himself a great disservice. Surely he does not believe that the chaos taking place in Europe and elsewhere is the work of a bunch of desperate ragheads from the Middle East who hate America and Europe for their freedom. During my travels, I note with astonishment how these ragheads seem to do well in America and Europe. Why would they do anything to harm their status in their host country? Who benefits? The same script plays out again and again: An attack on innocent civilians during a national or religious holiday, the attacker is irrational, he is shot dead by the police, identity papers found on his person show him to be a Muslim, and the case is closed. Something is rotten somewhere.

  10. Taysse says:

    To Muslim folk, she’s a hero. To the German volk, she’s a traitor. Who the folk you gonna believe?

  11. @Pissedoffalese

    Who deserves them?…The English Teenage girls of Rotherdam?…You psychopath.

    The cockroaches in power who wrecked the Middle East deserve them. You are an example of why I have violent hatred of the “American Left”. As one Unz Commenter pointed out recently:White Leftist are a suicide cult…brings to mind that scene from “The Life of Brian”.

    Patrick

    Merry Christmas!!!

    Warm Regards

    Patrick

    • Replies: @paratrop
  12. Rurik says:
    @Pissedoffalese

    We deserve every ONE of these ashsoles–we created them.

    who’s “we”?

    the wars (going all the way back to the World Wars) were and are foisted upon us Americans from day one, with false flag attacks and ubiquitous lies emanating out of the fecal government and its Ministry of Truth, the prestitute corp.

    Our government and media have been hijacked by scoundrels and fiends ever since president Wilson gave them the keys to the Treasury in 1913, and we’ve had wars and serial financial swindles ever since.

    Is it the working and middle class Americans (who have been lied to relentlessly by the NYT and our treasonous politicians)- that are responsible for these Endless WarsⓊ, or the blood-stained liars and traitors who foist and profit from them?

    If I could I’d send John McCain and Lindsey Graham and the editors of the NYT straight over to what’s left of Iraq or Libya or Syria or Gaza for the people there to judge them for what they’ve wrought, I’d do it in a second.

    Rather than blaming the American or German people at some Christmas market who have nothing whatsoever to do with foisting these God damn Endless WarsⓊ

    The German people who died in that tragedy are victims of the wars and refugee crisis as much as the Syrian people who also die in the Fiend’s wars. We need to look at the Fiend: (McCain, Kristol, Kagans and Obama, et al), and stop blaming their victims: Syrians, Iraqis, Palestinians, Germans and so many others.

    we need to concentrate like a laser on the Soros of the world and the lying press with their endless war mongering lies. Every single lying POS in the press that’s trying to blame Putin or Assad, is part of the problem They are the ones who’re responsible for all of this savagery and hatred and death. Not some waitress in Nebraska.

  13. KenH says:

    First of all, Muslim colonizers, I mean refugees, should be living in tent cities surrounded by barbed wire and under 24/7 armed guard, not given the keys to Germany and allowed to move about freely like German nationals.

    Marine Le Pen of France’s National Front, leading candidate for the presidency in 2017, declaimed: “How many more people must die at the hands of Islamic extremists before our governments close our porous borders and stop taking in thousands of illegal immigrants?”

    How about mass expulsions of Muslims already living in France?

    Angela Merkel definitely needs to summarily hang for what she’s done and what she continues to subject the German people to in the form of killing and raping by animalistic Muslim barbarians.

    White European men need to become violent and intolerant again. For that is what is needed for them to redeem themselves and reclaim their nations. Europe is now within their rights to utilize any and all means to expel Muslims from European soil even if that requires oceans of their blood.

    • Replies: @Realist
  14. neutral says:
    @Pissedoffalese

    What exactly are others doing to Mexico ? I agree with you that 3rd worlders that come from places like Mexico don’t move to America because they heard about the US founding fathers, but almost all the people that move to white nations are not refugees, they are simply escaping their own poor nations, with most of them having nothing to do with neocon warmongering.

  15. pyrrhus says:
    @NickG

    Yes, the brilliant Dominic Cummings was the key person in shaping strategy for Brexit.

  16. The Empire has been bombing the shit out of the MENA for what, twenty years? The damage done by “terrorists” in Europe is nothing in comparison. Does Germany look like this?

    https://www.google.com/search?q=war+damage+syria&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiaysvJ5YrRAhUX0IMKHUPcAUgQsAQIGw

    Yes. Close your borders. But don’t pretend to occupy the moral high ground. Hopefully Merkel’s replacement will lead Germany to join with Russia and China and prosper with the new Silk Road. Germany could finally be relieved of American occupation. Unlike Washington, Moscow neither sponsors nor creates terrorists. Moscow kills them.

    • Replies: @Rurik
    , @KenH
    , @Hibernian
    , @MarkinLA
  17. pyrrhus says:

    Here’s the short version. If Merkel, or anyone remotely like Merkel, continues to rule Europe, then Europe doesn’t have a future.

  18. virgile says:

    Large part of Africa and the Middle east’s population is Moslem. This region has been ( and is still) exploited ruthlessly by France, UK, and other colonialist powers for centuries. The individuals have been left not only in poverty but also in hopelessness in the hand of leaders polluted by the corruption of colonialism. Any leader calling for independence and dignity (Nasser, Castro et..) is immediately branded as a terrorist and crushed by the Western countries who prefer to deal with the puppets they have put in charge of these countries.
    It is not a surprise then that when they have the opportunity to take their revenge or simply aim for a life away from poverty and abuse, the individuals will move toward the same countries that abused them for generation.
    The West is now feeling invaded and threatened. Weren’t these countries feeling the same when the colonialists invaded them and abused them for years?
    Instead of whining and accusing Islam of violence, the West should apologize to its ex colonies and find a way to compensate them for what was stolen from them for centuries, so the citizens can back get their pride and a decent life. They wont go to the West if they have a decent and peaceful life in their own country!

    • Replies: @Rurik
    , @Hibernian
    , @MarkinLA
    , @Clyde
  19. Rurik says:
    @WorkingClass

    The Empire has been bombing the shit out of the MENA for what, twenty years? The damage done by “terrorists” in Europe is nothing in comparison. Does Germany look like this?

    who are you calling “The Empire”?

    Germany? This was Germany’s ticket into the membership of The Empire

    and the Zio-boot has not left their necks since

    Yes. Close your borders. But don’t pretend to occupy the moral high ground.

    who’s pretending to occupy the “moral high ground”? Germany?

    Are Germans guilty when Obama (the real Empire of fiends and war criminals whose names we all know) wages wars on Middle Eastern nations? Or the war criminals themselves?

    For the record the people with the moral high ground are all the people condemning all these wars and terrorist attacks. Killing innocent people is the act of a coward. If just one of these cowardly terrorists would actually have the nads to kill one of the modern-day Nazi war criminals- the entire world would celebrate his name and hail him as a universal hero of the 21st century. Instead these sniveling sub-humans drive a truck over innocents celebrating Christmas.

    The German people have the moral high ground, and the Syrian people and all the people who are victims of the Fiend. Let’s not conflate the two.

    • Replies: @WorkingClass
  20. Jim says:

    An obvious but very important factor to keep in mind regarding the more than one thousand year old conflict between the West and Islam is the very radical shift in the population balance between the two sides. For example in the 14th century France had a population of about 20 million people while North Africa outside the Nile Valley had a population of about 4 million. Today France has a population of about 67 million while Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Libya have a combined population of about 82 million.

    Until quite recently in the conflict between the West and Islam the West had the numerical preponderance. That is the fundamental reason why the West was not overrun. There simply weren’t enough Moslems to overrun the West. But that is no longer the case. Never in history has the West faced the danger that it faces today.

    • Replies: @MarkinLA
  21. Rurik says:
    @virgile

    the West should apologize to its ex colonies and find a way to compensate them for what was stolen from them for centuries

    what you bleeding hearts don’t get is that the elite scumfucks that are waging wars all over the planet, are the biggest enemies of their respective countries too. Bush and Obama and Merkel are all enemies of America and Germany. They serve the Fiend. Not the working and middle class Germans and Americans that you want to see on their knees begging your forgiveness for crimes they didn’t have anything to do with.

    ‘it’s all their fault!’

    http://images.csmonitor.com/csm/2014/12/1224-AMINES.jpg?alias=standard_600x400

    ‘when will they apologize?! ‘

    They wont go to the West if they have a decent and peaceful life in their own country!

    the Fiend has been busy destroying some Middle Eastern countries, and occasionally using poor Americans as canon fodder to do it. Every single person who advocates for or are in anyway responsible for such wars should be forced to pay for and give succor to its victims. Indeed, they should all be charged with war crimes. But since that isn’t going to happen, then why not try to pin it all on the middle and working class communities of Germany and other Western nations. That way you can try to justify heaping guilt and scorn on innocent people who you resent- not for anything they did, but just to destroy people’s lives who had nothing to do with the wars and might have been very much against them from the start. Because if you can’t attack the people actually responsible, then why not attack some other people and demand that they apologize for what “they’ve” done.

    God I can’t stand people who look at a German or Canadian or British working class schmo and berate them for all the crimes they’ve committed against their colonial or ‘slavery’ victims.

    You’re the ones Buchanan is talking about who want the West to commit suicide to mollify your eternal butthurt.

    The solution is for the West to throw *off* the chains of suicidal Zio-liberalism, not to embrace those chains. It is the chains of false guilt that encourage Germany to commit suicide. Apparently not fast enough for your tastes (and many others, believe me). The solution is for Germany and the West to tell the Zio-parasite with it’s fangs imbedded deeply in its neck, to get off, and leave the West alone to thrive and prosper and trade with Muslim countries, instead of bombing them all for the greater glory of ‘Greater Israel’

    >>sigh<<

  22. KenH says:
    @WorkingClass

    Does Germany look like this?

    Have you seen pictures of Germany in the aftermath of WWII? How about Dresden and Hamburg where more innocent Germans perished at the hands of American firebombs (over 200K) than have the Middle Eastern Muslims you bleed for?

    Germany hasn’t bombed anyone since WWII. Merkel and Germany gave these Muslim refugees a hearty welcome and a safe haven from the horrors of war along with free housing, food and medical care. This coupled with the fact that Merkel vigorously prosecutes any German national who dares to criticize the presence of Muslims and yet you say the Germans can’t claim the moral high ground?

    Germany has bent over backwards for recent Muslim arrivals and you’re saying they deserve to be killed with impunity by Muslim evil doers and their women raped and sexually assaulted?

  23. Randal says:
    @KenH

    Germany hasn’t bombed anyone since WWII.

    Germany was the third largest contributor to the US occupation of Afghanistan, supplied assistance to IS’s Kurdish enemies two years ago, and effectively openly declared war on IS last December. The fact that political realities in Germany meant they officially could only admit to helping Yanks and others to bomb more effectively, rather than bombing themselves, is not going to cut much ice with those on the receiving end.

    While it’s sensible to point out the sheer suicidal lunacy of US sphere open border policies, it’s also childish to pretend US sphere countries who openly involve themselves in interventionist wars far from home are somehow innocent victims when they get back a tiny fraction of what is being dished out in the ME.

    Germany has bent over backwards for recent Muslim arrivals and you’re saying they deserve to be killed with impunity by Muslim evil doers and their women raped and sexually assaulted?

    It’s always the innocent who suffer most in conflict, and the people of power and influence who would “deserve” to face the consequences of their decisions and policies rarely if ever do.

    • Replies: @KenH
    , @Anonymous
  24. “What Germany cannot and must not do is … succumb to the siren song of the anti-foreigner right-wing, which has been gaining strength across Europe and moved immediately to exploit the attack ahead of the September 2017 national elections.”

    When a single minority individual or member of a protected class is murdered by a native, the media and the left “move immediately to exploit the attack” – two UK examples being the murder of Stephen Lawrence and the recent killing of the MP Jo Cox.

    When organised Islamists murder European natives by the dozen, or Muslim gangs rape and abuse them by the thousand, the right is meant to maintain a dignified silence?

    “With each new attack, whether on a Christmas market or a mosque … “

    Let’s equate 12 dead and 50 injured with some loner spray-painting a mosque, shall we? How many thousand churches are vandalised or desecrated each year in Europe?

    WaPo is evil.

  25. Rurik says:

    It’s always the innocent who suffer most in conflict, and the people of power and influence who would “deserve” to face the consequences of their decisions and policies rarely if ever do.

    nice of you to notice that

    but then there’s this

    when they get back a tiny fraction of what is being dished out in the ME.

    who is “they”?!

    the German people hate the wars, it’s their demonic government, [under the thrall of the Fiend] that is responsible.

    what did a teenage German (or Austrian) girl do that so many people consider her rape and murder as a Karma of sorts

    what did she ever do?

    it’s also childish to pretend US sphere countries who openly involve themselves in interventionist wars

    these wars are forced upon US by Zionists and their venal stooge$ in our government

    we American hate the fucking wars!!!

    we keep voting against them over and over and over and over

    the vote for Obama was a vote against the wars, both times!

    the vote for Trump was a vote against the wars (Hillary = war on steroids)

    we voted against the both World Wars, only to have them forced upon us by ((bankers)) and Zionists and traitorous scum in our fecal government

    we voted against the Vietnam war

    we always say no to war, but the scumfucks always force them on us because they own the Federal Re$erve Bank and therefor own our fecal government.

    Perhaps Trump can do something about that, or not. But it doesn’t change the fact that the American people, (and the people of Europe) hate these damn, Satanic Eternal Wars for Israel (and wahhabist, stone age scum in Saudi Arabia)

    so please stop suggesting otherwise, k?

    • Replies: @Randal
    , @utu
  26. @KenH

    Germany has bent over backwards for recent Muslim arrivals and you’re saying they deserve to be killed with impunity by Muslim evil doers and their women raped and sexually assaulted?

    I said no such thing. I said NOTHING EVEN CLOSE to this. Idiot!

    • Replies: @KenH
  27. @exiled off mainstreet

    The invaders, the inviters and their pet immigrants (of any legal status) need to go, and out troops need to come home.

  28. Realist says:
    @KenH

    “How about mass expulsions of Muslims already living in France?”

    Exactly and all white nations including the US. What is the advantage to white nations of non-white immigration? Hint: None

  29. @Realist

    As I said in another forum, the modern Europeans are the most idiotic imbeciles in history.

    • Agree: Realist
  30. Randal says:
    @Rurik

    we American hate the fucking wars!!!

    Well you keep electing the politicians who make them happen, and big chunks of the American population regularly say they support them in polls. Not always a majority, but often enough a plurality or at any rate enough to allow the politicians and their handlers to keep getting away with it.

    And 60 million Americans voted for the certifiable open warmonger John McCain to be President in 2008, and 62 million for the established and proven warmonger Bush II in 2004. Granted the alternatives weren’t great, but that’s because at the primaries noninterventionist candidates rarely get anywhere.

    If you really “hate the fucking wars” you aren’t doing very well at showing it when it counts.

    [This isn’t just an Americans thing. You could say much the same for the people of Britain and of France, and many other countries. It’s just that it’s the US regime that has the power and the initiative and that makes the wars happen.]

    • Replies: @OilcanFloyd
    , @dfordoom
  31. KenH says:
    @WorkingClass

    Yes you did, pajama boy. If you had an ounce of intelligence you would realize that your post condoned the bloody terrorist attack (you put terrorist in parenthesis) and implied that the Germans aren’t innocent, presumably because they’re part of the empire, and therefore shouldn’t protest this attack.

    U.S. bombing of ISIS targets has amounted to “pin prick” raids according to political pundits on both sides of the isle, so quit your whining. The Russian and Syrian air forces have inflicted far more carnage on ISIS/ISIL targets than the U.S. and its allies.

  32. @Rurik

    As usual, what you write makes very good sense. I do think though that the “good” people of the west, the ones who protested and marched against the war in Iraq, should have mobilised for a General Strike. Marching solves nothing, the protests in Britain were huge but still the war was waged. A General Strike brings the nation to it’s knees and is far less destructive than war itself.

    It’s not so much that the people deserve the murderous chaos that is coming to them as much as suffering is a natural consequence of waging brutal foreign wars. There’s an abundance of historical evidence to support that and Sun Tzu made it clear in The Art of War going back millennia.

    I do blame the servicemen and women too, I have little sympathy for them with their PTSD, nightmares and depression. After the lies of Vietnam they should have seen the direction that events were taking and that 9/11 was a false flag. They never were defending anything real, certainly not freedom in America, Europe or anywhere else.

    Not long after 9/11, while living in the US, I mentioned to a seemingly close friend that I believed it was a false flag (I’d read a book by Jim Marrs) and his reply was “If you don’t like America you should leave”. WTF? I did, soon afterwards and have never regretted it.

    The real suffering has yet to begin and sadly, I doubt The Donald will do much to arrest it.

    • Replies: @Rurik
    , @dfordoom
  33. Scores of millions in the Middle East wish to drive the West out of their world.

    Now why would dey wanna do dat?

    Salus populi suprema lex.

    Maybe “we” should take the hint and mind our own bizzniss. For once.

  34. KenH says:
    @Randal

    Germany was the third largest contributor to the US occupation of Afghanistan,

    From I’ve seen what few German soldiers who were sent to Afghanistan were nothing more than glorified sentries. It also seems that the Taliban and ISIS don’t get along too well and certainly aren’t jointly coordinating terrorist attacks on European soil.

    …..supplied assistance to IS’s Kurdish enemies two years ago, and effectively openly declared war on IS last December.

    Maybe this has something to do with ISIS repeatedly threatening to stage terrorist attacks “throughout Europe” at least one year prior to Germany formally adopting a belligerent stance towards ISIS in December 2015.

    ….it’s also childish to pretend US sphere countries who openly involve themselves in interventionist wars far from home are somehow innocent victims when they get back a tiny fraction of what is being dished out in the ME.

    Germany seems to be dishing out very little which is mostly in the form of limited support to anti-ISIS groups like the Kurds you previously mentioned. The Germans aren’t guilty of supporting the indiscriminate killing of innocent men, women and children in the Middle East worthy of the blowback they just received.

    Moreover, no nation has been more welcoming and helpful to displaced and suffering Muslims than the Germans. This was supposed to deradicalize those Muslims inclined to radicalism and terrorism but has done nothing of the sort since Arab Muslims don’t think like white Europeans and never will.

    It’s always the innocent who suffer most in conflict,

    Unfortunate but true. However if ISIS and their sympathizers consider all Europeans fair game then it’s only right for Europeans to consider all Muslims living in Europe as fair game for bloody reprisal attacks, right?

    Germany’s role pales in comparison to that played by Russia, the Syrian army, the Iraqi army, Iran and Hezbollah in defeating ISIS. So it seems to me that Berlin was attacked partly because it was such an easy and inviting target owing to their suicidal altruism and the politically correct straight jacket the Germans have imposed on themselves in dealing with Muslim radicals living in their midst.

    • Replies: @dfordoom
  35. @Rurik

    Your comment makes much more sense than Patti’s article.

    Maybe it’s time for him to sheath his pen.

    • Replies: @OilcanFloyd
    , @Rurik
  36. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    France and the US, as well as Russia, have bombed Muslim lands.

  37. @Rurik

    “who are you calling “The Empire”?”

    Washington, Tel Aviv and their client states including Germany.

    “who’s pretending to occupy the “moral high ground”? Germany?”

    No. Merkel.

    Are Germans guilty when Obama (the real Empire of fiends and war criminals whose names we all know) wages wars on Middle Eastern nations? Or the war criminals themselves?

    Definitely the later. The war criminals themselves, including Merkel.

    “The German people have the moral high ground, and the Syrian people and all the people who are victims of the Fiend. Let’s not conflate the two.”

    I agree completely. I was comparing the damage to Muslim countries to the damage done to western countries in the course of the GWOT. Yes there were atrocities committed during World War Two. And every war since time began. And every fucking war makes rich men richer while poor people do the dying. I served in the US Army back in the 60’s. I know exactly what Imperial Forces are capable of.

    Imperial aggression is the cause of the destruction in the greater Middle East. The destruction in the greater Middle East gives rise to the “immigrant” invasion of Germany. The German government is complicit in the destruction in the Greater Middle East and has failed to protect its citizens from the blow back. Imperial forces kill a lot more people than do terrorists. Qualitatively, murder is murder. Quantitatively, some are worse than others.

  38. Rurik says:
    @NoseytheDuke

    thanks Duke for your charitable encouragements as usual

    I’m going to reply to you and Randal here, because there are a lot of people who’re understandably vexed by the seemingly congenital (and deadly) gullibility and militancy of the ‘USA!’ chanting American.

    If there were no such thing as the Internet, I’m sure I’d be one of them too. Perhaps not the chest-beating variety, but probably believing the lies and immersed in the matrix of false narratives that we’re subjected to 24/7. How else would I know it was all a ruse and a charade? I’d have nothing to compare it to. I’d be like my father and mother who watched the newsreels before the movies came on and were in fear of those horrible Nazis who were planning on imposing a heathen, Godless Nazi ideology from Nietzsche’s Godless imagination on America. And killing everyone who wanted to remain a Christian.

    But with the advent of the Internet, some of us are finally able to see another side to all the lies we’re force-fed hourly. It used to be that they told the lies and people believed them. Just that simple. Now it’s different, but were it not for the Internet, I wonder if you too would still believe the official version of what happened on 9/11.

    So there is an all too human proclivity to presume that because we have access to and are willing to entertain ideas that are verboten, that other people are the same- but often they’re not. They’re too busy with their lives and work and families to spend the time we here are able to invest in finding out the alternative narratives to the stories that make up the paradigms of our collective reality.

    We should resist the temptation to give blanket condemnations against a nation or group of people, who’ve been led astray.

    The American people were willing to bomb Afghanistan because they believed that those people were terrorists who hated Americans and were willing to do something like 9/11 to kill us. Because they were deranged and murderous. So I understand the American desire to see retribution for 9/11. Who wouldn’t?

    But what if Americans didn’t believe it, and still wanted to kill Muslims in Afghanistan?

    Then I’d be on yours (and Randal’s) side. I’d say what a country of bloodthirsty rats and savages, and hopefully they’ll get theirs.

    But that’s not the case, is it? The people who join the military, (just consider Pat Tillman) did so because they believed that what they were doing was right and just and noble and honorable. Pat Tillman is a perfect example. He gave up a dream career to risk his life to avenge the cowards who attacked us on that day. That is heroism pure and simple. But then what happened? He discovered that it was all bullshit, and that the war was a ruse and a folly, at best. So they blew his head off and then lied about it.

    Do I blame Mr. Tillman? No, because his motives were honorable, even noble. I blame the demonic scum I call the Fiend, that’s who. The ones that lie to otherwise decent and honest people, but who’re just as gullible as the people of Europe or Asia or S. America or anywhere else. Our problem isn’t one of our collective character, but rather the ubiquitous nature of the lie machine that surrounds us like an iron sphere. pumping out lies about Putin shooting down the plane, or Assad’s chemical weapons attack, or Saddam’s WMD or his soldiers taking babies out of incubators, or Pat Tillman died fighting the Taliban or a thousand other lies they tell relentlessly day after day.

    Anyways, this is getting too long as usual. But you get my point.

    The American soldiers are committing suicide at epidemic levels. I know these people. They’re poor young folks from America’s heartland whose opportunities for a living have been looted by the professional swindlers and scum on Wall Street, and so they don the uniform only to figure out too late that they’re acting as thugs for The Fiend, and slaughtering innocent people, and they can’t live with that, so they snuff it. Does that make them bad people?

    didn’t I say I was going to end this rant by now?

  39. @WorkingClass

    I agree except that much of that which we are told is blowback is actually the work of what Rurik calls the fiend. They seek to create discord and fear to the point where everyday working people cry out for protection from this “blowback” and this will then be used as the trigger to implement the police-state control that was the primary goal all along. As usual the masses will wake up when it’s too late.

    • Replies: @WorkingClass
  40. Merkel. The only one of the 2 who has actually won a national election.

    That’s in response to the question being asked, not to one that wasn’t.

  41. @Randal

    “Well you keep electing the politicians who make them happen, and big chunks of the American population regularly say they support them in polls.”

    We keep electing politicians who say one thing and do another. Remember George W. Bush stated that America would no longer be the world’s policeman. And if you’ve ever taken part in one of the big national polls, you’d know that they are not designed to get the actual views of those being polled. They really mean nothing.

    If you watched the McCain v. Obama debates, you’d also know that Obama was not a peaceful alternative. Obama stated during the debates that he would expand the war into Pakistan! There was no peace candidate, and there never is one, no matter how disinterested Americans are in policing the world. I seriously doubt that many of the people who voted for McCain viewed him as an ideal candidate. He was just the alternative to Obama, who has been a disaster, as many believed he would be.

    There is no way to bring about change through the voting box. Hell, just complaining to your representatives about the Zionists and warmongers can get you put on a list of potential terrorists.

    • Replies: @Rurik
  42. @jacques sheete

    “Your comment makes much more sense than Patti’s article.

    Maybe it’s time for him to sheath his pen.”

    I voted for Pat Buchanan when he ran for President, and wrote his name in several times when he didn’t run, so I very much appreciate Pat. But I have to say that at this point in his life, and at such a crucial time for the nation, I see no reason for him to pull his punches, which he obviously does. He knows exactly who is behind the wars, and who the traitors are. Why not be specific and shout it from the roof-tops?

    • Replies: @FLgeezer
    , @utu
  43. Hibernian says:
    @WorkingClass

    “Unlike Washington, Moscow neither sponsors nor creates terrorists. ”

    LOL

  44. Hibernian says:
    @virgile

    “Any leader calling for independence and dignity (Nasser, Castro et..) is immediately branded as a terrorist and crushed by the Western countries who prefer to deal with the puppets they have put in charge of these countries.”

    Yea, Castro was the king of independence and dignity.

  45. Zbigniew Brzezinski is the psychopathic founder of modern Terrorism.

    • Agree: Bill Jones, Bill Jones
  46. @NoseytheDuke

    The fiend intends to own the earth in fee simple. When the fiend has everything the people of earth will have nothing. What stands in the way is the Nation State. That’s why it’s so important to do away with borders. Trump said “you can’t have a country without borders”. Bingo! That’s the whole point. Today you are a Nationalist or a fool. There is a distinction in law between a con man and his mark. The later is innocent. The fools can be forgiven but that is not to say they are not fools.

    • Agree: Rurik
  47. Rurik says:
    @jacques sheete

    Hey Jacques,

    humbled by your benevolence, but:

    Maybe it’s time for him to sheath his pen.

    Oh God no!

    Pat Buchanan is a national treasure! The length and breath of his vast knowledge of history combined with modern day political and cultural savvy are peerless. He is one of the very best we have, and I for one look forward to his columns as I do few others, if any. His perch at the juxtaposition of our political fault lines puts him at a very unique vantage point from which to pontificate (and I mean that word in the best way possible).

    He is what’s left of journalism with integrity. Echoes of Joseph Sobran and Charlie Reese and others, sadly having sauntered off this stage and onto the next.

    Do I always agree with Mr. B? Oh hell no!

    I find his opinions on all things religious somewhat dogmatic and even occasionally reactionary. His rigid views on abortion are only outdone for extremism by his ideological opponents on the left, who’re even less nuanced.

    But for sheer literary tour de force., few are in Pat Buchanan’s league, IMHO.

    (You just have to disregard his tenacious loyalty to the Catholic Church [Catholics who helped him when he needed it long, long ago] in all things, and even here I suspect it grinds on P.B. that he’s bound by loyalty to refrain from more strident criticisms as the Church *leadership* resembles the Beast more and more every day)

    I for one consider Pat Buchanan a great American, and one of the few giants. He’d be my first and only pick for Secretary of State, were I in Trump’s shoes today. So that sort of shows my opinion of the man and his character.

    • Replies: @Rurik
  48. Rurik says:
    @OilcanFloyd

    If you watched the McCain v. Obama debates, you’d also know that Obama was not a peaceful alternative. Obama stated during the debates that he would expand the war into Pakistan! There was no peace candidate, and there never is one, no matter how disinterested Americans are in policing the world

    with all due respect, I could not disagree with you more on this

    There was no doubt that Obama was indeed the peace candidate. He said he was going to end the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and close down Gitmo. The contrast between Obama and McBloodstain were so drastic that there’s scarcely been such a contrast between a candidate who wanted more war, (Bloodstain) vs. the peace candidate. (Obama)

    He may have made some offhand peons to some militarism here or there, but that his agenda was anti-war, (as he dishonestly sold it) there could be no doubt. And then again, as Romney was obviously a war candidate, who wanted to ‘double the size of Gitmo’, Obama was once again the putative anti-war candidate.

    Often time this is determined by the rhetoric and record of your opponent. If you compared Obama to Mother Theresa, yea, sure, he comes off as belligerent. But compared to the Bloodstain himself, or the candidate with ‘double the Gitmo’, Obama was the peace candidate.

    Just as Trump was the peace candidate compared to the gorgon war sow.

    • Replies: @OilcanFloyd
  49. Rurik says:
    @Rurik

    addendum:

    Do I always agree with Mr. B? Oh hell no!

    it just occurred to me another way I sometimes bristle at Mr. Buchanan’s views, and that is when it comes to the issue of police violence vs. unarmed victims, (black, white and brown)

    I feel like with some old-school conservatives, when there’s a conflict between the police vs. a young man with a bit of ‘piss and vinegar’, (but not much else), that there’s too often a kneejerk sympathy for the police. Rather than a bit of measured equilibrium. (And there again, this fault, if it is one, is only outdone by the strident hysteria of the other side of that coin)

    Freddy Grey was likely tortured to death by murderous thugs in blue uniforms. I remember (I think) reading Mr. Buchanan expressing sympathy for the cops in that case, and I won’t say I was mortified, but I certainly didn’t agree with his characterization. But then when you hear the revolting rhetoric out of Soros’ BLM orcs, or the serial lies from the like-minded msm (lsm) about Travon or Michel Green, then P.B. comes across as a guru of ascetic discipline and exactitude.

    { ~ not sure why I felt I had to add that, but then again I am a serial bloviater, as many of you have come to lament }

    Merry Christmas! and God bless you all : )

  50. FLgeezer says:
    @OilcanFloyd

    >Why not be specific and shout it from the roof-tops?

    Because PJB still desires to have his columns printed and to make an occasional TV appearance. Naming the fiends would insure being silenced and maybe even harm to himself and family. He is nevertheless a true American hero.

  51. paratrop says:
    @War for Blair Mountain

    1. To both you and Pissedofalese it is Rotherham (village on the River Rother)- not Rotherdam. I know – I grew up there.

    2. The issue there was not people from the Middle East but gangs from the Pakistani immigrant community, which has been in Britain since the 1950s and 60s. The cover-up “for fear of giving oxygen to racism”, also a significant part of the scandal, was by people of non-immigrant origins.

    3. Britain has not had a “leftist” party in power since 1979. No serious political observer would call the neo-liberal government of Blair and Brown, leftist.

    4. The increased Pakistani immigration to the UK started in the 1950s under a Tory government to fill jobs in the steel and textile industries. Part of the reason for that wave of immigration was the bloodshed and chaos caused by Britain allowing Pakistan to separate from India.

    5. The British government continues to fuel the conflict in Syria but I suspect without the support of the majority of the British people – certainly not the people of Rotherham.

  52. utu says:
    @Rurik

    “we American hate the fucking wars!!!”

    BS. American love wars because they do not know what a war is really like. American love kicking ass and bombing other people.

  53. utu says:
    @OilcanFloyd

    “I have to say that at this point in his life, and at such a crucial time for the nation, I see no reason for him to pull his punches, which he obviously does. ”

    He has a family, right? Children?

    • Replies: @OilcanFloyd
  54. MarkinLA says:
    @Anon

    Why would they do anything to harm their status in their host country?

    In any large group of people there are bound to be a certain percentage of human trash. Those people have no status to worry about.

  55. @WorkingClass

    Where/when, exactly, did you serve and what was your MOS and your pay grade?

  56. MarkinLA says:
    @WorkingClass

    Moscow neither sponsors nor creates terrorists. Moscow kills them.

    In the hay day of them USSR both the US and USSR supported some pretty unsavory characters. The average person would call them murderers. Depending on who was being murdered, one side would call them terrorists and the other side freedom fighters.

  57. MarkinLA says:
    @virgile

    This region has been ( and is still) exploited ruthlessly by France, UK, and other colonialist powers for centuries. The individuals have been left not only in poverty but also in hopelessness in the hand of leaders polluted by the corruption of colonialism.

    What total and complete drivel. These places are in poverty BECAUSE the colonials left. That was the only reason those places had a functioning government and infrastructure. There is no doubt that in some places like the Congo the people were badly treated even abused but the infrastructure the colonials built has now all gone to rot in the hands of the natives. Ask the people of Zimbabwe how putting the government in the hands of the natives has worked out. They used to export food and now can’t even feed themselves.

  58. MarkinLA says:
    @Jim

    If France thought it was in need of defending itself, the relative difference in population is irrelevant. France would not be fighting them off with swords and spears. The French navy would sink every boat 10 miles away from the French coast.

  59. @utu

    @Utu and FLgeezer:

    I don’t know if the anti-Semite card would work anymore. Pat would certainly be dropped by mainstream publications, but he would be a hero to the alternative press, though I doubt if there is much money in that. I could see Pat and his family becoming targets for the psychos, which would be incredibly stupid on the part of the warmongers and traitors, but that’s who they appear to be. I just don’t see the point in beating around the bush any longer. Go all out or drop it.

    • Replies: @dfordoom
  60. dfordoom says: • Website
    @Randal

    And 60 million Americans voted for the certifiable open warmonger John McCain to be President in 2008, and 62 million for the established and proven warmonger Bush II in 2004. Granted the alternatives weren’t great, but that’s because at the primaries noninterventionist candidates rarely get anywhere.

    If you really “hate the fucking wars” you aren’t doing very well at showing it when it counts.

    Yep. The truth is that a disturbing proportion of the US population loves loves loves these wars and wholeheartedly supports them. Hillary Clinton ran on a campaign of war, war and more war and won more votes than Trump.

    It’s the same throughout the West. There are political alternatives to the warmongers but the warmongers get more votes.

    Blaming the elites is evading the responsibility that ordinary people must take for making very stupid and very evil voting decisions. The elites have the power because we keep giving them the power.

    At this point in time western civilisation is difficult to admire.

    • Replies: @paratrop
  61. dfordoom says: • Website
    @NoseytheDuke

    I do blame the servicemen and women too, I have little sympathy for them with their PTSD, nightmares and depression. After the lies of Vietnam they should have seen the direction that events were taking.

    Agreed. And they’re all volunteers.

  62. dfordoom says: • Website
    @KenH

    However if ISIS and their sympathizers consider all Europeans fair game then it’s only right for Europeans to consider all Muslims living in Europe as fair game for bloody reprisal attacks, right?

    If you to fuel a never-ending cycle of ever-increasing hate then that’s a real good idea.

    • Replies: @MarkinLA
    , @KenH
  63. MarkinLA says:
    @dfordoom

    If you to fuel a never-ending cycle of ever-increasing hate then that’s a real good idea.

    Not if the Europeans do a thorough and complete job of cleansing.

  64. dfordoom says: • Website
    @OilcanFloyd

    I don’t know if the anti-Semite card would work anymore. Pat would certainly be dropped by mainstream publications, but he would be a hero to the alternative press, though I doubt if there is much money in that.

    There’s no money and no influence in that. He’d be marginalising himself. It would be silly. He’s one of the few people with sensible views who still has some mainstream influence. Why give that up? To gain kudos from the alt-right, a tiny and politically insignificant grouping?

    • Replies: @OilcanFloyd
  65. German national policy is dictated by the : Greens, inspite of their minimal numbers in congress.
    They dominate the media and they set the mood for the entire country and Germany is swept up in a hate DT mania such as only in Hollywood.
    All of Germany is consumed with a state of fear regarding the expressions : racist, homophobe, “fremdenfeindlich “, and “frauenfeindlich”, and AM is simply doing the bidding, executing the political goals, and mindset of the Greens : open borders, ” no nation”, world marxism, and disarming the police.
    Her politics have absolutely nothing in common with the traditions of the party she supposedly represents.

    Authenticjazzman, “Mensa” Society member of forty-plus years and pro jazz artist.

  66. @Pissedoffalese

    yes, we created the monster that wants to destroy us. we fund, arm, train extremist groups. we support brutal dictators. we kill millions, destroy cultures and infrastructures. we starve and poison babies & toddlers. what did we expect?
    now, coalition countries are in the cross hairs. refugees flee their horrid conditions. wouldn’t you?

  67. I urge president Trump to hire Pat as his senior adviser!

  68. @Anon

    Surely he does not believe that the chaos taking place in Europe and elsewhere is the work of a bunch of desperate ragheads from the Middle East who hate America and Europe for their freedom.

    Buchanan never said that—you just projected it upon him. The “ragheads” in question do not hate us for our freedom. Nor do they hate us because we destabilized their societies, as many are wont to maintain. They attack us because Islam is a mercenary cult which heartily endorses pillaging and murdering the infidels. That’s all there is to it.

  69. Anon • Disclaimer says:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znN3Tm36Vt8

    The Liberal Paradox.

    Liberalism is welcoming of very different and diverse cultures.
    But those cultures are not liberal and undermines liberalism.
    But liberalism must tolerate them in the name of liberalism.
    But the more they are welcomed and tolerated, liberalism will die.

    Lesson to be learned. Liberalism must exist only within national context. Lose the context, and it is dead. It is like every cell needs a membrane. Lose the membrane, the cell cannot contain the nucleus, and it will die.

  70. paratrop says:
    @dfordoom

    “Hillary Clinton ran on a campaign of war, war and more war and won more votes than Trump.”

    This was an election where people voted against candidates rather than for them. The people who voted against Trump did so because of his perceived bigotry and anti-immigrant stance. Those who voted for Hillary did not do so because of her position on violent interference in foreign countries. The problem with democracy as currently configured in the US – and elsewhere – is that you take or reject the entire package.

    Ordinary people did not control the choice of candidates – big money and manipulations by the power brokers did. But I would agree that “elites have the power because we keep giving them the power”. And how do we go about breaking it?

  71. @Realist

    No, that is what happens when you are beating with the anti this and anti that. Germans are a downtrodden bunch beaten almost to dead about their ‘guilt’ for WWII. In reality what could happen again is the rise of a new leader a la 1930s, and we could regret it big time. I read that you can go to jail in Europe for questioning the holohoax, and for questioning multiculturalism as well. So what will give? Either they unshackle themselves of all that so called guilt, and press forward and fight back against those savages invaders, or else they are doomed.

    • Replies: @Realist
  72. @KenH

    Merkel should be hanged! Man, I don’t like that b*tch a bit. Not because I am against any one, since i respect any nationality etc. I am just nauseated by humans who are in charge of nations and yet are traitors to their own nation. Regardless of where is it, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, USA, etc.

    Some how you feel an umbra/darkness over the world, which is not palpable but very present. Some type of force controlling all and everything and which you can’t get away from it. Killings, wars, conflicts; what is it? Its minions are in the power structures of nations, controlling, surveying, watching always. I returned recently and was taken aback by the extreme control existing in our airports as you arrive. They take pictures of your passport, of your face, copies of your passport taken etc. The feeling is so overwhelming so pervasive, so desperate! People, WAKE up, please some times the feeling is so overburden, that I can scream in desperation and a sense of hopelessness.

    I despise religions, since most are after your money. But I sincerely am going back to Christ, and the book of revelation. We are under attack, and must learn how to defend ourselves, and our once believing nation, the USA.

    • Replies: @MarkinLA
  73. Realist says:
    @in the middle

    The German people have elected that shit for brains Merkel. They are allowing themselves to be beaten down. They need to get their head out of their ass and declare independence, especially from the US. They are the European power house. Without them Europe is nothing.

  74. KenH says:
    @dfordoom

    Europe belongs to white Europeans and they have the right to take any measures they deem necessary to protect themselves and maintain control of their respective nations including shocking levels of violence if that’s what it takes. Most European governments have bent over backwards for their ungrateful Muslim minorities and now harass and persecute their own people who hold politically incorrect views of Muslims and Islam. And yet, Islam still attacks.

    What is your solution?

  75. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @Realist

    Jews killed all the smart Germans, those they didn’t kill during the war they brainwashed after the war.

  76. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @Randal

    Germany is no longer Germany, it’s the ibtch of the anglozionists.

    anyone who says that is a hate filled nazee.

  77. Clyde says:
    @virgile

    I got you pegged three clicks to the left of Obama, the anti-colonialist and god awful president. What university profs filled your empty head with that bilge? Sue your university!

  78. @dfordoom

    I consider sites like unz.com part of the alternative press, and Buchanan would be a hero to most people who follow this site, and others like it, if he just stated the obvious for all to see. Yes, he’d likely make less money, but a person is more than a bank account, just as a nation is more than an economy.

  79. @Rurik

    Compared to McCain, Obama was the more peace loving candidate, but that’s not saying much. I remember Obama’s debate with McCain, and Obama spoke of a surge and taking the war into Pakistan. That’s not running on a platform of peace, and, ironically, it was Ted Cruz, of all people, who stood up against Obama’s plan to go into Syria.

    I rooted for Obama over both McCain and Romney, because I thought that, deep down, he would be the most likely to question the wars and do something about them, and he probably did spill less blood that McCain or Romney would have spilled, but that hardly peaceful.

    Gitmo is still an issue, and Obama is responsible for Libya and supporting ISIS in Syria. He also didn’t do much to stand up against AIPAC, though he did manage to piss Netanyahu off, which is about as ballsy a move as an American president can pull off at this point. Sad.

  80. MarkinLA says:
    @in the middle

    I am just nauseated by humans who are in charge of nations and yet are traitors to their own nation.

    This explains why Putin has a favorable rating among many on the right. They understand that Russia and America’s interests are not always the same and, when they aren’t, Putin is for Russia 1st, 2nd, 3rd…..999th, and 1000th. What American leader can you say that about?

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