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calendar   Tuesday - July 15, 2014

a girl and her gun

Pretty girl in her viking costume at the games.

It looked so good and she even got a contract of some kind with L’Oreal.
Pretty good for a girl of 17.

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Belgian Axelle Despiegelaere, a 17-year-old beauty who wore her Viking-inspired red and yellow hat and a face paint during the Belgium-Russia World Cup match on June 22, bagged a L’Oreal modeling contract.
She was just there as a fan, as a supporter of her country’s football team, cheering for the Belgian kickers. But little did she know that she was being photographed and shown on TV during the game.

Belgian Axelle Despiegelaere’s photos during the Russia-Belgium group battle with her red and yellow hat and pompoms circulated and created a buzz on the Internet,which sparked interest from the L’Oréal Professionnel team. That interest turned into a modelling contract.

But then the big bad wolf of outrageous fortune made an appearance in the form of another photograph.

A young girl and her gun. Warms the heart.  But not at L’Oreal.
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Photo emerged of teenager posing with rifle and a dead animal in Africa
Now she has had contract with L’Oreal cancelled following controversy

Cosmetics giant L’Oreal has severed ties with the Belgian World Cup fan who won a modelling contract after being spotted in the crowd after it emerged she is a fan of big game hunting.

But L’Oreal has confirmed that the modelling contract it awarded her as a result of her new-found fame has already been cancelled after a photo emerged of the teenager posing with a rifle and a dead animal in Africa.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, she wrote on her Facebook page, “Hunting is not a matter of life or death. It’s much more important than that ... this was about 1 year ago ... ready to hunt Americans today haha.”


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 07/15/2014 at 12:15 PM   
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calendar   Thursday - May 29, 2014

Obama, Still At Sea

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Obama urges against ‘military adventures’

President Obama, in a commencement address at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, signaled a significant shift in U.S. foreign policy—one that pulls back from what he described as “military adventures” while wielding American power in other ways.

The president described the new American foreign policy as one of “collective action” and restraint, deploying unilateral U.S. military force only when the American people are threatened. He outlined his vision a day after announcing his plan for gradually drawing down the U.S. force in Afghanistan once the war formally ends later this year.

“The landscape has changed,” Obama told the graduating class at West Point on Wednesday, citing the end of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

The president took on what he described as “interventionists” from both parties, and said that while “isolationism” is not an option, “U.S. military action cannot be the only—or even primary—component of our leadership in every instance.”

The president advised that crises around the world that don’t directly threaten Americans be met first with non-military options: diplomacy, sanctions and “collective action.”

The president pointed to Syria as one battlefield where allies could work together to ease the crisis. He pledged to work with Congress to “ramp up support” for certain elements in the Syrian opposition who “offer the best alternative to terrorists and a brutal dictator.”

Separately, administration officials told The Associated Press that Obama and his team are weighing sending a limited number of U.S. troops to Jordan as part of a mission to train and equip certain moderate members of the Free Syrian Army.

Isolationist much?

And I’m pretty sure we’ve heard that very dangerous, open ended line about a limited number of military advisers and troops before. Yeah, around 1961 I think it was, to train some of the moderate locals to fight against the insurgency. And look where that got us. [cough cough]

Meanwhile, his One-derfulness’ plan to nip terrorism in the bud is to drop $5 Billion on raggy governments in the lands where jihad comes from. Because we can trust those tinpot dictators to spend the money wisely (Paris real estate is a great investment right now!), to talk peace love and granola to their wild eyed peasants, and to keep the imams in line. ( but wait, wasn’t Obama behind getting rid of the tinpot dictators in Libya and Egypt who had done just that?? ). And of course, once those leaders are bought off this time, they’ll stay bought off forever.

Bought off? Golly how America has gone full circle.
Didn’t we pretty much create our Navy and Marines in the first place because Thomas Jefferson was tired of paying bribes to leaders in that area to keep the peace in the first place? And he then engaged in a different kind of “collective action”?

As early as 1784 Congress followed the tradition of the European shipping powers and appropriated $80,000 as tribute to the Barbary states, directing its ministers in Europe, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, to begin negotiations with them. Trouble began the next year, in July 1785, when Algerians captured two American ships and the dey of Algiers held their crews of twenty-one people for a ransom of nearly $60,000.
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When Jefferson became president in 1801 he refused to accede to Tripoli’s demands for an immediate payment of $225,000 and an annual payment of $25,000. The pasha of Tripoli then declared war on the United States. Although as secretary of state and vice president he had opposed developing an American navy capable of anything more than coastal defense, President Jefferson dispatched a squadron of naval vessels to the Mediterranean. As he declared in his first annual message to Congress: “To this state of general peace with which we have been blessed, one only exception exists. Tripoli, the least considerable of the Barbary States, had come forward with demands unfounded either in right or in compact, and had permitted itself to denounce war, on our failure to comply before a given day. The style of the demand admitted but one answer. I sent a small squadron of frigates into the Mediterranean. . . .”

Right. Obama, still at sea, still sailing in circles. Except he turns widdershins when the world needs him to turn deosil.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 05/29/2014 at 08:24 AM   
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calendar   Monday - May 12, 2014

Twisting Arms The Putin Way

You knew this one was coming, right?

Russia Threatens To Turn Off The Gas

Moscow (AFP) - Russia’s state energy giant Gazprom warned on Monday that it may halt natural gas shipments to Ukraine on June 3 in a move that could impact the supplies of at least 18 EU nations.

Gazprom chief executive Alexei Miller said Ukraine must pay upfront for its June deliveries because of outstanding debts. He added that Kiev had until the morning of June 3 to make the payment “or Ukraine will receive zero cubic metres (of gas) in June,” Interfax reported.

In Putin’s Russia, economy sanctions you!

PS - it’s your tax dollars that will be paying Ukraine’s energy bill. I guess this is what Obama meant by being more flexible after the election, what what?

Last week: Russia orders Ukraine to pre-pay for gas

Europe faced the prospect of imminent energy shortages Thursday after Russia ordered crisis-hit Ukraine to pay upfront for all its natural gas deliveries because of billions of dollars in debts.

The largely-anticipated announcement imperils supplies to a large swathe of the European Union because nearly 15 percent of all Russian gas consumed by the 28-nation bloc transits through Ukraine.

The ex-Soviet nation has refused to meet the deadline in protest over Russia’s decision to nearly double the price it charges its neighbour for gas imports following the February overthrow of Kiev’s Kremlin-backed regime.

Russia’s energy ministry said Ukraine had missed a Wednesday deadline to pay debts worth $3.5 billion (2.5 billion euros) and that all gas sent from June 1 will have to be paid in advance.

“Russia is introducing a pre-payment regime for gas deliveries to Ukraine,” Energy Minister Alexander Novak said in a statement.

President Vladimir Putin had last month warned in a letter to 18 EU nations that Russia would require Ukraine to make pre-payments unless Europe helped cover its debt to Moscow’s government-run natural gas giant Gazprom.

“Russia can no longer—and must not—be the only one carrying the burden of supporting the Ukrainian economy, offering it discounts for gas and forgiving debts,” said Novak.

The energy minister said Russia had “through its subsidies been effectively covering the deficit in Ukraine’s trade with EU member states”.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 05/12/2014 at 12:25 PM   
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calendar   Saturday - April 26, 2014

Muslim war propaganda that only fools and appeasers take at face value

It was 5 in the morning, frankly I have not been exactly at the top of my game, if you will allow me that rather overblown expression.  A bit of ill health (no sympathy please) has me up at five in the morning, the double take of sleeping pills and double dose of wine and then something stronger having no effect. So naturally I came downstairs for a third attempt at something to induce sleep and mask pain, and decided to boot and see what I could find at this hour of the morning.  I find having done so the effort has been worthwhile. Not for sleep but what I found, and anyway the discomfort is now manageable.

As is usual, I have not posted the entire article but leave it to you the reader to follow the link to all of it.

We all know the cure for this world wide disease.  I think we also know we will never see it come about. So while you can, say goodbye and kiss Western ideals and civilization goodbye.  I say that because I see no evidence of mass demonstrations or actions against our enemies, who are, after many years of practice, so much better organized and funded and willing to cause mayhem and on occasion resort to behavior our side seems hesitant to match. 
Beyond that, our side has never that I am aware, targeted the American 5th column and those traitors who aid and make possible the advance of those who would turn the Western world into something it was never meant to be.

My time in your world could be short due to age and health, so I won’t see it or be here long enough to see if I’ve been right or wrong.
But you will. And I wish you luck. 


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Islam’s Religious War With Everyone

By Daniel Greenfield
Frontpage Magazine
Posted 2014-04-22 22:01 GMT

Few divides are as impossible to bridge as those of religion. You either believe or you don’t.

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When it comes to Islam, non-Muslims are expected to take its goodwill on faith. If you believe your eyes and ears, Islam and violence go together like peanut butter and jelly. But if you believe Muslims and their spin doctors with academic degrees, Muslims are the victims of other religions.

If Muslims fighting Christians, Jews, Hindus and Buddhists are the victims of non-Muslims, what are we to make of Muslims fighting other Muslims in Syria, Lebanon and Iraq? Religious civil wars make it hard to believe that Muslims are the victims of other religions instead of the authors of their own violence.

Religions have a long history of not getting along with one another, but there is only one religion that has never gotten along with any other religion, is engaging in a religious war with every religion that exists, with atheists who have no religion, and even with its own co-religionists.

Is all this violence someone else’s fault? Or is it Islam’s fault?

Muslim hostility to Christians and Jews is not a phenomenon that began with the modern State of Israel or American foreign policy.

Muslims have warred with Christians and Jews as minorities and persecuted them as majorities. Academic apologists claim that Muslim hostility toward Christians derived from an ongoing conflict, but at no time during the history of Islam until the twentieth century did the Jews have a functioning state.

Israel has conveniently become the focus and explanation for Muslim hostility toward Jews, but that fails to explain over a thousand years of Muslim hatred and persecution ... long before Herzl or the IDF.

Why did Muslims persecute and kill Jews long before Zionism was even a word? For the same reason that they killed Christians.

Islam hated Judaism and Christianity from the start. The Koran urges Muslims not to befriend Jews or Christians (Koran 5:51) speaks of “enmity and hatred” with Christians (Koran 5:15) and the Jews (Koran 5:65) who are also to be cursed. The Jews are accused of “creating disorder” (Koran 5:65) and Christians are accused of worshiping their priests (Koran 9:31). The Jews and Christians believe in evil things (Koran 4:52) and Allah’s curse will be upon them (Koran 9:30).

Muslims don’t hate and kill Jews because of Israel. They hate Israel because it is Jewish.

September 11 was part of an ongoing war against Christians dating back over a thousand years.

The real reason why a Muslim carries out a terrorist attack in New York or Boston is the same reason why a church gets burned in Egypt or bombed in Syria. It’s the same reason why teenage British girls get raped and why the Christian population of the Middle East has shrunk from a quarter to a tenth.

Everything else is just Muslim war propaganda that only fools and appeasers take at face value.

When Muslims run out of non-Muslims to persecute continue


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 04/26/2014 at 02:00 AM   
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calendar   Wednesday - March 26, 2014

Not Exactly Pravda

“In Military ‘Rout’, Russia Seizes 51 Ukranian Warships”

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[Kiev (aka Kyiv), Ukrains] In its invasion and annexation of Crimea, Russia has seized 51 vessels belonging to the Ukrainian navy, according to information compiled by Dmitry Tymchuk, director of the Center of Military and Political Research in Kyiv.

Among the Ukrainian vessels reportedly captured by the Russians are submarine Zaporizhia, management ship Slavutych, landing ship Konstantin Olshansky, landing ship Kirovohrad, minesweeper Chernihiv and minesweeper Cherkasy.

The Cherkasy was the last of the ships to have been overtaken following weeks of threats and ultimatums to surrender. It was finally chased down and overtaken by the Russian navy on March 25 after failing to slip past a blockade of two ships intentionally sunk by the Russians to trap it and other vessels in a narrow gulf, keeping them from escaping into the Black Sea.

Right. Well, you heard about the first ship sunk right here at BMEWS, the old Soviet cruiser Ochakov. What you didn’t hear, was that a short while later the Russkies sank another one, a little patrol boat or fishing vessel, to better seal off that opening. Video of that small ship blowing up and sinking, here. I can not verify that 3 ships were scuttled, not 2, but I have read that only once, in the Moscow Times. So, is Pravda, da o nyet?. Regardless ... all the ships were put down to block off Lake Donuslav.

And today’s “military rout” was the “battle” to capture the little minesweeper Cherkasy, which consisted of flash-bangs and smoke grenades from the Russians countered by water cannons from the Ukrainians. In the end, the Ukranians slagged the engines of their boat and gave up, after a good time was had by all, playing boats in the puddle with the big kid down the block.

So the 51 “wessels” [ I couldn’t resist playing ens. Chekov from Star Trek for a moment there ], were the same bunch that got bottled up 2 weeks ago. Apparently Cherkasy has been running around in the lake ever since, avoiding direct contact and thus capture.

During the operation there was an explosion on board the ship, which was in an inlet called Donuslav Lake, that apparently damaged its engines.

“The Cherkasy has been taken over and as the engine was damaged during the raid, it had to be towed away by a tug boat to the anchorage,” Ukrainian Navy spokesman Vladislav Seleznyov said.

There were no injuries and the crew remained on board until the morning, when they went ashore.

During the takeover, which began on Tuesday evening, the minesweeper used water cannon in an effort to repel the Russian forces who had approached the Cherkasy in speedboats. “Russians threw stun grenades and fired small arms, apparently in the air,” a Navy source said.

Russian forces have used similar tactics to seize ships and military bases from the last remaining Ukrainian troops in Crimea in recent days as part of Russia’s largely bloodless annexation of the region.

Kiev, which calls Russia’s acquisition of Crimea illegal, ordered its remaining forces to withdraw for their own safety on Monday, but not all troops have yet left the Black Sea peninsula and some ships have been prevented from leaving.

On Monday, the Cherkasy attempted without success to break to the open sea through a blockade at the entrance to the inlet. The Russian Navy blocked the route earlier this month by scuttling three hulks in the channel.

The Ukrainian Navy at large is now down to one 404 foot light cruiser, one light PT boat patrol craft, an LST style small landing craft, a barge, and 3 tiny scientific research diving vessels.

There have been doubts about which way the Sahaydachniy’s captain leans politically, but for now “the pride of the Ukrainian Navy” remains “at large”, even though you can locate the ship, docked, in Sevastapol on Bing.com/maps (44.614769, 33.568146). So, go figure.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 03/26/2014 at 12:00 PM   
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calendar   Tuesday - March 25, 2014

Obama sends special ops force to where? uganda. hunt for war criminal. why’s it our concern?

Why bother about Barack?
By Peter McKay
Daily Mail

Cracking down on Russian oligarchs here who support President Vladimir Putin is a popular idea with many Londoners.
Not because of Crimea, though: there’s jealousy of their reputed great wealth, as well as suspicion about its provenance.

I don’t know anybody who believes that (a) hounding oligarchs will have any positive effect on Putin’s behaviour and (b) the Government will target any of them in a position to affect adversely our own business interests in Russia.

We are protesting about Crimea and warning about further Russian encroachments simply because America requires us to do so.
This is to help save Obama’s face after his ‘pivot’ to Asia, and away from Europe, encouraging Putin to believe his reclamation of Crimea would be unopposed.

Do we need to bother what Obama thinks any more? He’s so low in the water now that he’s predicting his party, the Democrats, will get ‘clobbered’ in the mid-term elections come November and might lose control of Congress.

If so, ‘the President might as well play golf every day’, says a Washington observer.
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And speak of the devil ….

Found in the news is a blurb about Mr. O. sending some of our military to Uganda.
Why?
Cos apparently 5,000 Afrikan regional troops called a “task force”, are not enough.

Afraid not. They need Obama to send in military aircraft along with 150 Special Operations troops, and 100 Special Forces.  Now what the difference between em isn’t anything I’ve worked out. Since all are special ….  ?

Anyway … all of this to capture a very evil guy named Joseph Kony, who truly is a bad guy of the first order.  I think he’s wanted by an international court. So, are they and the Africans gonna reimburse Uncle Sam?  Don’t be silly. Of course they aren’t.
The biggest question I have frankly, is, since all those kind of folk pretty much look the same …. how will they know him when or even if they find him? 

I suppose the hunt can only be carried out in daylight hours.


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 03/25/2014 at 09:37 AM   
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calendar   Monday - March 24, 2014

not you usual bowl of eye candy

You won’t see her in any movies at your neighborhood theater.

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And she is not a runway model

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She is ...

Nina Shtanski

So what? Never heard of her.

Well as it happens, she is head of international relations for a tiny state you could make a Marx Bros. film with.  Although it might be a tad more serious come to think of it.

‘The Russian world is uniting’: Model minister of breakaway region urges Putin to make her country his next conquest in wake of Crimea takeover to alarm of Nato

· Nina Shtanski said: ‘The people’s wish for unity cannot be stopped’

· She is foreign minister of Russian-speaking region Transdniestria

· Shtanski is calling for a similar takeover of her breakaway republic

By Will Stewart

The glamorous foreign minister of a breakaway region of Moldova is calling on Vladimir Putin to make her country his next conquest in eastern Europe.

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Few may have heard of Transdniestria, the unofficial and fictitious-sounding statelet whose head of international relations is 36-year-old Nina Shtanski.

However, senior Western figures are alarmed that following the annexation of Crimea it is step two in a Kremlin masterplan to redraw the frontiers of Europe.

This top diplomat in staunchly pro-Russian Transdniestria, who has a penchant for revealing black dresses, is gushing in her praise of Putin’s takeover of the Black Sea peninsula.

She openly invites him to make the same move in her landlocked territory of 509,000 people, wedged between strife-torn Ukraine and Moldova.

‘We are pleased to say that the outcome of the Crimean referendum almost fully coincides with the results of the Transdniestrian referendum of 17 September 2006, when over 97 per cent of voters chose independence and the prospect of voluntary unification with Russia,’ she said in a statement.

‘The obvious match of the will expressed by people in Crimea and Transdniestria demonstrates that the Russian World is uniting and the people’s wish for unity cannot be stopped.’

Russian troops are assembling on Ukraine’s eastern border with Russia. An annexation of Transdniestria would be a significant expansion of Russian territory.

A Russian force of 1,300 troops - currently on high alert - is already on the ground as ‘peacekeepers’ in the self-declared state - which boasts the hammer and sickle on its mainly red flag.

Last week there were reports of plain-clothed Russian FSB secret services agents flooding into breakaway territory.

Under international law, the unofficial country is part of Romanian-speaking Moldova, but after a war as the USSR broke up, Ms Shtanski and the local population have never accepted rule by Moldova.

They are now bent on being formally integrated as a region of the Kremlin, which has long subsidised this outpost.

The fear for Western military planners is that after taking Transdniestria, Putin could then seize an arc from there to Crimea, sealing off the southern Black Sea regions of Ukraine.

In the process, he would grab another old Russian jewel, the port city of Odessa, and cripple Kiev’s economy.

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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 03/24/2014 at 01:58 PM   
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calendar   Thursday - March 06, 2014

Cork U

Donuslaved !!

Donuslaved: verb A term that describes an action that cuts an opponent off from significant resources and tactical options. cf Vladmir Putin, The Ukrainian Crisis, 2014

Crimean Penninsula: On the western side of that bit of land that sticks out into the Black Sea, the one Western people with a sense of history should always think of as Sevastopol, runs the river Donuzlav. In 1961 a huge breakwater was built across the mouth of the bay, turning the river into one of the largest freshwater lakes in Europe. It quickly became a prime vacation spot, a wildlife sanctuary, fish farms and shellfish beds, and a perfect place for Ukraine to park its Black Sea navy. A deepwater opening in the middle of the breakwater allows capital ships to sail through, and in the past a small naval airbase guarded the gateway. The base is still there, hardly a kilometer away, runways and docks just waiting to be used.

Today, no matter what happens with the Ukraine Crisis, their navy is out of the game. Without firing a single shot, Putin effectively just sank the whole thing.


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Perhaps the old western expression “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket” doesn’t translate into Ukrainian. And it looks like “Pearl Harbor” doesn’t either.


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The Russian Navy Ochakov Kara-class cruiser was sunk last night to block the Ukrainian Navy ships deployed in Novoozerne, the Ukrainian Ministry of Defence said in a press release today.

The information was confirmed by the Ukrainian military of the South Naval Base who were observing the operation.

Yevpatoria, Ukraine: An anti-submarine boat may have been the first casualty of the Russian incursion into Crimea, but it was hardly an act of violence, much less war: The Russian navy sank one of its own, junked vessels to create an obstacle, a Ukrainian official said on Wednesday.

Ukraine Defence Ministry spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Alexei Mazepa said Russian sailors pulled the anti-submarine vessel Ochakov out of a naval junkyard and sank it in the straits that connect the Black Sea with a body of water known as Donuzlav Lake. He said the act was intended to prevent Ukrainian navy ships from leaving a nearby base and going to sea.

As the Ukrainian-Russian rift over Crimea intensifies, a new tactic has emerged: intentionally sinking a ship to prevent Ukrainian government ships from leaving a southern port. The vessel in question, reported to be a Kara-class cruiser. Russians (or at least Russian sympathizers) towed the ship to the entrance to Donuzlav and sank it.

The act of sinking a ship on purpose is called scuttling. Navies typically do this to prevent enemies from getting their hands on the hardware. Doing it in a specific spot to create a blockade is something different—we’re going to call it ”strategic scuttling.”

No, I’m going to call it brilliant. So brilliant that it deserves to become a verb in its own right. Sure, it’s been done in the past. But as a non-violent “act of war, not really” that can stop a non-war from becoming one, while really tipping the scales for your side? I think this may be a first. Genius.

My only surprise is that they didn’t stage the thing as an accident in the middle of the night. Then he’d even have plausible deniability. “Who me? Nyet! Boatski sinksi! Is accident!” But then he’d have to make some token effort to try and remove it. No, this way is better. In your face comrades. And now everyone gets a fresh reminder of who The Man is. And it ain’t Obama.

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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 03/06/2014 at 01:37 PM   
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And Its Over, Over There?

Crimean Parliament Votes To Join Russia



SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine (Reuters) - Crimea’s parliament voted to join Russia on Thursday and its Moscow-backed government set a referendum on the decision in 10 days’ time in a dramatic escalation of the crisis over the Ukrainian Black Sea peninsula.

The sudden acceleration of moves to bring Crimea, which has an ethnic Russian majority and has effectively been seized by Russian forces, formally under Moscow’s rule came as European Union leaders held an emergency summit groping for ways to pressure Russia to back down and accept mediation.

U.S. President Barack Obama took the first steps to punish Russians and Ukrainians involved in what he called “threatening the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine”, ordering the freezing of their U.S. assets and a ban on travel to the United States.

The names on the blacklist were not immediately made public but a U.S. official said they did not include Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Seriously? Is that the best you can do Barry? Geex, what a dweeb. And they never saw this coming. That’s the real head shaker here. Maybe it’s time we flushed the State Department and started all over again.

In the long run though, I expect the blame for all of this will fall on the EU. If they’d let Ukraine join, this probably would not have happened. On the other hand, Putin has all of Europe’s nuts in the wringer; Russia supplies a huge amount of their natural gas, and he has his hand on the valve and he’s already shown that he’s not afraid to twist his wrist when they get uppity or step out of line. And with the US essentially replacing the military for most of these countries for 60+ years, they’ve all enjoyed the well padded benefits of Socialism’s wealth redistribution while hardly spending a cent on defense. And now they’ve got nothing to stop the bear when he gets cranky. On the third hand, Ukraine is a complicated situation. The USSR moved huge populations of ethnic Russians to all her satellite nations, and those folks have been there for generations. Some have assimilated, many have not. But when a newly independent Ukraine broke away from the dying Soviet mega-state, one of the first things they did was ban Russian as an official language. Problem was, they couldn’t get all those imported people to “go home”, since after several generations Ukraine was their home. So now they’re third class people, pushed down to the bottom of society, enclaved and isolated. With all the brewing resentment that entails. This will not turn out good.

My take: at best, if calmer heads can keep too many bullets from flying, Ukraine will be split into West Ukraine and The Crimean. At best West Ukraine will have river access to the Black Sea, which will become nearly their private lake. It’s not like they haven’t been trying for this for nearly 200 years, right Britain? 


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In The Inbox

Four from Doc. Well done! Thanks!


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Connecticut: Firearms Confiscation Plan On Hold: 2/3 Of Police Force Is On The List Too

Connecticut has been making news due to their hastily passed gun registration laws. According to some sources as few as 15% of gun owners have actually registered their firearms. News Blogs have been warning state officials are talking about mass confiscations of the unregistered firearms.

Plans for these confiscations hit a snag when a legislative intern dared to ask a question. “Who will be going door to door to take all the guns away?” asked the 21-year-old college senior.

Reportedly multiple people in the room in the most sarcastic voices they could muster said “the police”.

The unnamed intern then pointed at the list and said, “my dad’s name is on the list, and he is the police chief. I see three other names on this list of family members, all cops.”

Within hours a print off of all sworn Law Enforcement officers in the state was obtained. Comparisons of the list of gun owners who failed to comply with registration requirements and sworn LEOs showed a startling figure. Just over 68% of Connecticut cops had failed to register firearms according to the new law.

An anonymous source in the Governors office said lawmakers were dumbfounded.
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So now Connecticut is in little quagmire. The powers that be are making all kinds of threats, but there is no one to follow through on the threats.

Dumbfounded? Really? I’d say those lawmakers are not just stupid, but willfully blinded by their own beliefs.

On the other hand, since when has total hypocrisy ever stopped those in power or with badges from doing whatever they wanted?

On the third hand, if the state already had a list of who owned what guns, then why did they need to make the people go through the BS of registration? Was that just an exercise in brow beating, and object lesson to remind the plebes who was in charge?


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 03/06/2014 at 11:19 AM   
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calendar   Saturday - March 01, 2014

It’s Because She’s A Stupid Snowbillie

Palin Called Ukraine 6 Years Ago

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is saying “I told you so” following reports of a potential Russian “military invasion” in Ukraine.

Though she was mocked for it, Palin actually speculated in 2008 that Russian President Vladimir Putin would be encouraged to invade Ukraine after President Barack Obama’s weak response to the nation invading Georgia.

“After the Russian Army invaded the nation of Georgia, Senator Obama’s reaction was one of indecision and moral equivalence, the kind of response that would only encourage Russia’s Putin to invade Ukraine next,” Palin told Foreign Policy in 2008, “

I saw our Mighty Leader on TV talking about Ukraine. Wanna know what he’s gonna do? It’s simple math: Jack Shit divided by Diddly Squat.  Putin, The Man, will do whatever he wants in the Western Crimean. Obama, The Vapid Little Girl, will make noises for a couple of days, then spin a couple of lies, then find some Republicans to blame it on, then change the subject.

And if Putin wants to solve the Ukrainian situation by gunning down thousands, he’ll do it, and get away with it.

Russian troops moved into Crimea Friday, U.S. officials told Fox News, prompting Ukraine to accuse Russia of an “armed invasion.”

At the White House, President Obama said the U.S. government is “deeply concerned” by reports of Russian “military movements” and warned any violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty would be “deeply destabilizing.”

“There will be costs” for any military intervention, he said, without specifying what those costs might be.

U.S. officials told Fox News they see “evidence of air and maritime movement into and out of Crimea by Russian forces” although the Pentagon declined to officially “characterize” the movement.

Agence France Press quoted a top Ukranian official as saying Russian aircraft carrying nearly 2,000 suspected troops have landed at a military air base near the regional capital of the restive Crimean peninsula.

“Thirteen Russian aircraft landed at the airport of Gvardeyskoye (near Simferopol) with 150 people in each one,” Sergiy Kunitsyn, the Ukrainian president’s special representative in Crimea, told the local ATR television channel, according to AFP. He accused Russia of an “armed invasion.”

Here’s some more of your Fundamental Change. Cold War II: Feed The Bear Whatever It Wants.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 03/01/2014 at 01:51 AM   
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calendar   Friday - January 31, 2014

Knox’ Knocks, che è lì?

Amanda Knox, Guilty Again

Italian Court Overturns Overturned Verdict

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More than two years after Amanda Knox returned to the U.S. apparently home free, an Italian court Thursday reinstated her murder conviction in the stabbing of her roommate and increased her sentence to 28½ years in prison, raising the specter of a long extradition fight.

Knox, 26, received word in her hometown of Seattle. The former American exchange student said she was “frightened and saddened by the unjust verdict” and blamed “overzealous and intransigent prosecution,” “narrow-minded investigation” and coercive interrogation techniques.

“This has gotten out of hand,” Knox said in a statement. “Having been found innocent before, I expected better from the Italian justice system.”

After nearly 12 hours of deliberations, the court reinstated the guilty verdicts first handed down against Knox and Sollecito in 2009 for the death of Meredith Kercher. Those verdicts had been overturned in 2011 and the pair freed from prison, but Italy’s supreme court vacated that decision and sent the case back for a third trial in Florence.

Knox’s attorney, Carlo Dalla Vedova, said he had called Knox by telephone and informed her that the Florence court had not only confirmed the guilty verdict, but had increased the sentence from the original 26 years.

“She was petrified. Silent,” he said.

Sollecito was in court Thursday morning, but he didn’t return for the verdict.

Sollecito’s lawyers said they were stunned by the conviction and Sollecito’s 25-year sentence and would appeal.

There isn’t a shred of proof,” attorney Luca Maori said.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 01/31/2014 at 12:33 PM   
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calendar   Thursday - December 12, 2013

Such Security

Hey, is it just me, or is your first reaction to this “man, the Secret Service must really suck!”?

I mean, come on, as much as I despise the rat bastard, Obama is the POTUS. And the Secret Service (not to mention any South African security, or that of other nations) let this obvious mad man get that close to him? Or did Mr. Fake Sign get a pass because he’s black? This is pretty inexcusable IMO.

Sign language interpreter for Mandela memorial says he was hallucinating, often becomes ‘violent’

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A man being criticized by sign language experts for providing fake interpretations while standing close to President Obama and other heads of state at Nelson Mandela’s memorial says he becomes violent “a lot” and was hallucinating during the event.

Thamsanqa Jantjie did not describe his qualifications for being a sign language interpreter, but told The Star he works for an interpreting company that paid him $85 for working Tuesday’s event, according to The Associated Press. He told Radio 702 on Thursday he’s receiving treatment for schizophrenia and had an episode while on stage at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg.

“What happened that day, I see angels come to the stadium ... I start realizing that the problem is here. And the problem, I don’t know the attack of this problem, how will it come. Sometimes I get violent on that place. Sometimes I will see things chasing me,” Jantjie said in an interview with The Associated Press.

A South African deputy Cabinet minister said “a mistake happened” when Jantjie was hired for the event.

Deputy Minister of Women, Children and People with Disabilities Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu said Thursday that government officials have tried to track down the company that provided Jantjie, SA Interpreters, but that its co-owners “have vanished into thin air.”

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She said an investigation is under way to determine how Jantjie received a security clearance.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 12/12/2013 at 03:28 PM   
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calendar   Friday - November 15, 2013

The long view is to get a foothold in each Western country … the silent conquest

I ran across the video tonight and it certainly caught my interest.  Of course, there isn’t anything exactly new here.  Nothing we haven’t felt for a long time. As I watched and listened, I remembered the Tiger here at bmews had written something I saved. Must be a year ago. Almost.
So anyway .... I thought I’d borrow what he once posted as a comment, and use it as an intro to this video.

The long view is to get a foothold in each Western country, and lie to the host country’s citizens about Islam being peaceful.  They then work to get access to positions of power, while their people out-breed the host-country’s citizens.  As their population grows, they ratchet up the pressure from within until the society they invaded falls.

They’re becoming well entrenched in England, destroying the system from the inside using any means possible within the structure of the host country’s legal system (lawfare.) A system that favors socialism can be exploited quickly, by bankrupting the host country through benefits.

Where they feel they can get away with it, they break the law, threatening, assaulting, or even killing non-muslims.  Look at the Coptic Christians in Egypt, or Christians in other countries where Islam has taken power; it’s not a pretty picture.  Barbarity is common, often engaged in on a thinly trumped up pretence that has no basis in actual fact.

There is only so many “falling back” positions we can engage in.

This ends in one of two ways; submission to their Caliphate, or a serious pushback in a modern day sequel to the Crusades, which were a defensive pushback to Islam’s last major attempt to conquer the world.

Posted by Argentium G. Tiger

H/T passion for freedom dot com

SOURCE FOR VIDEO, VISIT PLEASE.


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