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Here’s why the world should back Russia and Syria against Al-Qaeda and ISIS

The threat from ISIS and Al-Qaeda is so great and all-encompassing that it is the duty of the West’s leaders to put aside their differences with Russia and Syria to unite against them.




Martin Niemöller, the anti-fascist cleric famous said: first they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out— because I was not a Socialist; then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out— because I was not a Trade Unionist; then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out— because I was not a Jew; then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

Today one might say: first they came for the true Muslims, the ordinary Muslims,  the non-violent Muslims, and I did not speak out– because I’m not a Muslim; then they came for the secular Arabs, and I did not speak out– because I am not an Arab; then they came for the Europeans and North Americans, and I did not speak out – because I’m not a European or North American. then they came for the Russians, and I did not speak out because I am not a Russian. Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

This is what the world, is facing and it is in the spirit of the horrors of the 1930s and 40s that I write the following:

I address this not to those who know Russia, not to those who feel sympathy towards the Russian people and culture; I address this to those who in all earnestness, in all honesty, and in all sincerity, believe the lies of the Western media when they defame and spit upon Russia.

Let us just pretend that Russia is what you think it is. There exists however a battle – an actual battle – a battle not only for the heart and soul of civilisation but for human life itself. It is the battle against ISIS and those who emulate their ways and who carry out like-minded atrocities.

Those who have suffered most from ISIS style terror are good hearted Muslims; Muslims who practice their faith with the good will and innocence in which Christians, Jews, Hindus, Buddhists and others practice theirs.

Those who have suffered equally are the secular Arabs who wish to live a life according to the consensus of the modern world.

Beyond this though, are those in the wider world who are threatened by this vile brand of Islamic terrorism. The threat is very real and I say this, frankly and with credibility, because I am sceptical of the many scare mongering tactics used to present an alleged danger when there is none.

The terrorists of ISIS and Jabhat al-Nusra (ie. Al-Qaeda) are a clear and present danger to all of humanity. Their barbarism is beyond question, their evil is beyond categorisation, their antagonism towards individuals of both a secular and religious nature is beyond doubt.

This terrorism knows no respect nor even acknowledgement for borders.  However due to the weight of circumstance, Syria has become the front line in the battle against these monsters.

Of the world’s great powers, it is Russia which is using its aggregate strength to help Syria destroy these monsters in their selected nest.

This is the most important battle for civilisation against barbarism since the 1930s and 1940s. At that time fascism threatened to destroy the fundamental principles of peace amongst states and nations. Today the threat is from ISIS and Al-Qaeda and from those who act in their names.

Russia has made its position clear: Russia is on the side of the civilised world, a world which oddly includes many of those who are anti-Russian.

In fighting terrorism from the belly of the beast in Syria, Russia is fighting for the lives not just of Muslim, Christian and secular Syrians.  It is fighting for the lives of all those in the world targeted by ISIS.

Sir Winston Churchill, in spite of his sincere opposition to the Marxist-Leninist constitution of the Soviet Union said, “If Hitler invaded hell, I would make a pact with the Devil”.

To all of those who hate Russia today, I implore you to remember these words. The battle against ISIS and their blind, sick followers requires  steadfast leadership, one that is unflinching and unwavering.

The threat is real. Many other articles by myself and others have been written about the dubious and dark origins of this particular brand of Islamic terrorism, but before one casts blame it is crucial to unite against this foe. This is something that can only be done by cooperating with Russia and Syria rather than by antagonising the two countries.

I implore all of those who cherish life above death, freedom over fundamentalism, politics over war, to unite as a single civilised world against this horror. Other disagreements can be left for another day.

Last night the beautiful city of Budapest was struck, victim of a probable terror attack.  Tomorrow it could be anywhere else. 

There is nothing novel about people uniting against terror and horror, even in spite of the complicity of their own governments. In 1940, the book Guilty Men was published.  The great British politician Michael Foot was the primary author. The book chastised those in Britain who sought to appease and capitulate to fascism. In no way was the book anti-British, it represented the best of British spirit against those who would sell their own children to the enemy for a temporary respite from an inevitable horror.

Today, the guilty men are those who have allowed ISIS to emerge from the swamp of war in the Middle East; today the guilty men are those who try to white-wash terrorism in the name of regime change; today the guilty men are those arguing about the past at the expense of the future.

Civilisation is not an argument of West versus East, Russia versus Europe, Christianity versus Islam.  It is about life versus death, peace versus war, barbarism versus humanity.

If this battle is to be won it must be won through solidarity and strength.

Perhaps maybe people will soon be praying for Hungary.  However after the dust has settled one must separate the guilty from the righteous, the enemy from the ally, and in doing so, unite in fraternity to defeat this threat to all of humankind.

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US media suffers panic attack after Mueller fails to deliver on much-anticipated Trump indictment

Internet mogul Kim Dotcom said it all: “Mueller – The name that ended all mainstream media credibility.”





Via RT

Important pundits and news networks have served up an impressive display of denials, evasions and on-air strokes after learning that Robert Mueller has ended his probe without issuing a single collusion-related indictment.

The Special Counsel delivered his final report to Attorney General William Barr for review on Friday, with the Justice Department confirming that there will be no further indictments related to the probe. The news dealt a devastating blow to the sensational prophesies of journalists, analysts and entire news networks, who for nearly two years reported ad nauseam that President Donald Trump and his inner circle were just days away from being carted off to prison for conspiring with the Kremlin to interfere in the 2016 presidential election.

Showing true integrity, journalists and television anchors took to Twitter and the airwaves on Friday night to acknowledge that the media severely misreported Donald Trump’s alleged ties to Russia, as well as what Mueller’s probe was likely to find. They are, after all, true professionals.

“How could they let Trump off the hook?” an inconsolable Chris Matthews asked NBC reporter Ken Dilanian during a segment on CNN’s ‘Hardball’.

Dilanian tried to comfort the CNN host with some of his signature NBC punditry.

“My only conclusion is that the president transmitted to Mueller that he would take the Fifth. He would never talk to him and therefore, Mueller decided it wasn’t worth the subpoena fight,” he expertly mused.

Actually, there were several Serious Journalists who used their unsurpassed analytical abilities to conjure up a reason why Mueller didn’t throw the book at Trump, even though the president is clearly a Putin puppet.

“It’s certainly possible that Trump may emerge from this better than many anticipated. However! Consensus has been that Mueller would follow DOJ rules and not indict a sitting president. I.e. it’s also possible his report could be very bad for Trump, despite ‘no more indictments,'” concluded Mark Follman, national affairs editor at Mother Jones, who presumably, and very sadly, was not being facetious.

Revered news organs were quick to artfully modify their expectations regarding Mueller’s findings.

“What is collusion and why is Robert Mueller unlikely to mention it in his report on Trump and Russia?” a Newsweek headline asked following Friday’s tragic announcement.

Three months earlier, Newsweek had meticulously documented all the terrible “collusion” committed by Donald Trump and his inner circle.

But perhaps the most sobering reactions to the no-indictment news came from those who seemed completely unfazed by the fact that Mueller’s investigation, aimed at uncovering a criminal conspiracy between Trump and the Kremlin, ended without digging up a single case of “collusion.”

The denials, evasions and bizarre hot takes are made even more poignant by the fact that just days ago, there was still serious talk about Trump’s entire family being hauled off to prison.

“You can’t blame MSNBC viewers for being confused. They largely kept dissenters from their Trump/Russia spy tale off the air for 2 years. As recently as 2 weeks ago, they had @JohnBrennan strongly suggesting Mueller would indict Trump family members on collusion as his last act,” journalist Glenn Greenwald tweeted.

While the Mueller report has yet to be released to the public, the lack of indictments makes it clear that whatever was found, nothing came close to the vast criminal conspiracy alleged by virtually the entire American media establishment.

“You have been lied to for 2 years by the MSM. No Russian collusion by Trump or anyone else. Who lied? Head of the CIA, NSA,FBI,DOJ, every pundit every anchor. All lies,” wrote conservative activist Chuck Woolery.

Internet mogul Kim Dotcom was more blunt, but said it all: “Mueller – The name that ended all mainstream media credibility.”

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Canadian Lawmaker Accuses Trudeau Of Being A “Fake Feminist” (Video)

Rempel segued to Trudeau’s push to quash an investigation into allegations that he once groped a young journalist early in his political career



Via Zerohedge

Canada’s feminist-in-chief Justin Trudeau wants to support and empower women…but his support stops at the point where said women start creating problems for his political agenda.

That was the criticism levied against the prime minister on Friday by a conservative lawmaker, who took the PM to task for “muzzling strong, principled women” during a debate in the House of Commons.

“He asked for strong women, and this is what they look like!” said conservative MP Michelle Rempel, referring to the former justice minister and attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould, who has accused Trudeau and his cronies of pushing her out of the cabinet after she refused to grant a deferred prosecution agreement to a Quebec-based engineering firm.

She then accused Trudeau of being a “fake feminist”.

“That’s not what a feminist looks like…Every day that he refuses to allow the attorney general to testify and tell her story is another day he’s a fake feminist!”

Trudeau was so taken aback by Rempel’s tirade, that he apparently forgot which language he should respond in.

But Rempel wasn’t finished. She then segued to Trudeau’s push to quash an investigation into allegations that he once groped a young journalist early in his political career. This from a man who once objected to the continued use of the word “mankind” (suggesting we use “peoplekind” instead).

The conservative opposition then tried to summon Wilson-Raybould to appear before the Commons for another hearing (during her last appearance, she shared her account of how the PM and employees in the PM’s office and privy council barraged her with demands that she quash the government’s pursuit of SNC-Lavalin over charges that the firm bribed Libyan government officials). Wilson-Raybould left the Trudeau cabinet after she was abruptly moved to a different ministerial post – a move that was widely seen as a demotion.

Trudeau has acknowledged that he put in a good word on the firm’s behalf with Wilson-Raybould, but insists that he always maintained the final decision on the case was hers and hers alone.

Fortunately for Canadians who agree with Rempel, it’s very possible that Trudeau – who has so far resisted calls to resign – won’t be in power much longer, as the scandal has cost Trudeau’s liberals the lead in the polls for the October election.


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Why Joe May be Courting Stacey

Joe Biden has a history on compulsory integration dating back to the 1970s that Sen. Jesse Helms called “enlightened.”

Patrick J. Buchanan



Authored by Patrick Buchanan via The Unz Review:

Of 895 slots in the freshman class of Stuyvesant High in New York City, seven were offered this year to black students, down from 10 last year and 13 the year before.

In the freshman class of 803 at The Bronx High School of Science, 12 students are black, down from last year’s 25.

Of 303 students admitted to Staten Island Technical High School, one is African-American.

According to The New York Times, similar patterns of admission apply at the other five most elite high schools in the city.

Whites and Asians are 30 percent of middle school students, but 83 percent of the freshman at Bronx High School of Science, 88 percent at Staten Island Technical and 90 percent at Stuyvesant.

What do these numbers tell us?

They reveal the racial composition of the cohort of scientists and technicians who will lead America in the 21st century. And they tell us which races will not be well represented in that vanguard.

They identify a fault line that runs through the Democratic Party, separating leftists who believe in equality of results for all races and ethnic groups, and those who believe in a meritocracy.

Mayor Bill de Blasio has expressed anger and frustration at the under-representation of blacks and Hispanics in the elite schools. But Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state legislature have ignored his pleas to change the way students are admitted.

Currently, the same test, of English and math, is given to middle school applicants. And admission to the elite eight is offered to those who get the highest scores.

Moreover, Asians, not whites, are predominant.

Though 15 percent of all middle school students, Asians make up two-thirds of the student body at Stuyvesant, with 80 times as many slots as their African-American classmates.

The egalitarian wing of the Democratic Party sees this as inherently unjust. And what gives this issue national import are these factors:

First, the recent scandal where rich parents paid huge bribes to criminal consultants to get their kids into elite colleges, by falsifying records of athletic achievement and cheating on Scholastic Aptitude Tests, has caused a wave of populist resentment.

Second, Harvard is being sued for systemic reverse racism, as black and Hispanic students are admitted with test scores hundreds of points below those that would disqualify Asians and whites.

Third, Joe Biden has a history on compulsory integration dating back to the 1970s that Sen. Jesse Helms called “enlightened.”

Here are Biden’s quotes, unearthed by The Washington Post, that reflect his beliefs about forced busing for racial balance in public schools:

“The new integration plans being offered are really just quota systems to assure a certain number of blacks, Chicanos, or whatever in each school. That, to me, is the most racist concept you can come up with.

“What it says is, ‘In order for your child with curly black hair, brown eyes, and dark skin to be able to learn anything, he needs to sit next to my blond-haired, blue-eyed son.’ That’s racist!

“Who the hell do we think we are, that the only way a black man or woman can learn is if they rub shoulders with my white child?

“I am philosophically opposed to quota systems. They insure mediocrity.”

That was 44 years ago. While those views were the thinking of many Democrats, and perhaps of most Americans, in the mid-’70s, they will be problematic in the 2020 primaries, where African-Americans could be decisive in the contests that follow Iowa and New Hampshire.

Biden knows that just as Bernie Sanders, another white male, fell short in crucial South Carolina because of a lack of support among black voters, he, too, has a problem with that most loyal element in the Democratic coalition.

In 1991, Biden failed to rise to the defense of Anita Hill when she charged future Justice Clarence Thomas with sexual harassment. In the Senate Judiciary Committee, he was a law-and-order champion responsible for tough anti-crime legislation that is now regarded as discriminatory.

And he has a record on busing for racial balance that made him a de facto ally of Louise Day Hicks of the Boston busing case fame.

How, with a record like this, does Biden inoculate himself against attacks by rival candidates, especially candidates of color, in his run for the nomination?

One way would be to signal to his party that he has grown, he has changed, and his 2020 running mate will be a person of color. Perhaps he’ll run with a woman of color such as Stacey Abrams, who narrowly lost the 2018 governor’s race in Georgia.

An ancillary benefit would be that Abrams on the ticket would help him carry Georgia, a state Donald Trump probably cannot lose and win re-election.

Wrote Axios this morning:

“Close advisers to former Vice President Joe Biden are debating the idea of packaging his presidential campaign announcement with a pledge to choose Stacey Abrams as his vice president.”

Patrick J. Buchanan is the author of “Nixon’s White House Wars: The Battles That Made and Broke a President and Divided America Forever.”

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