Friday, July 22, 2016

The Religion Of Peace Strikes Again - 9 Dead In Munich

A video purporting to show the shooter, dressed in black, firing 20 shots has been posted on Twitter

The video shows him outside a McDonald's directly outside the shopping centre

Islamist killers struck again today. This time, the scene was Munich,Germany.

One of the killers targeted a McDonald's restaurant near the Olympia Einkaufszentrum mall in the district of Moosach and started firing into the crowded eatery while yelling the old war cry 'Allahu Akbar!'

One woman who was actually saw the shooter just before he started his rampage told CNN, 'I come out of the toilet and I hear like an alarm, boom, boom, boom. He's killing the children. The children were sitting to eat. They can't run.'

After shooting up the McDonald's, the killer sauntered into the mall itself and continued gunning down people, all the while screaming 'Allahu Akbar!' So far, nine people are dead and many badly wounded. The death toll so far may include one of the jihadis. At least 21 wounded were taken to the hospital in today's toll. At least three are said to be in critical condition.

Off-duty doctors and nurses have been summoned to hospitals in Munich, with a hospital spokesperson telling DPA: 'The alarm for a 'mass attack' has been triggered'


According to Chief of Munich Police Marcus Dagloria Martins,there are at least three jihadi killers involved. In his last statement,he said, 'We are at the moment after three attackers. We have about 100 people on site and we are trying to evacuate people from the site. Our priority is to catch the attackers at this stage and then we will inform you again.

The entire city has been shut down as the police hunt for the two - or more - still unaccounted for. The main German rail company Deutsche Bahn has stopped all train traffic to Munich’s main station.

This is the second jihad attack in Germany in less than a week. Last Monday, a 17-year-old jihadi attacked people on a train in an in an ax-and-knife attack on a train near the Bavarian city of Wuerzburg and badly wounded four people as well as another woman outside as he fled until he was shot and killed by police.

'We welcome you to our country!'

 

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Are the German people waking up yet to the fact that these 'guests' have no intention of sharing, but are there to take over? Do they realize that they are in the process of becoming a despised minority in their own country?

Almost all of these 'refugees' are young men of military age.  Did the Germans actually not notice this? Did they actually expect anything different?

How many more lives will it take? And when I ask that question, I am not just talking about Germany. They're just today's event d'jour.

UPDATE: The police an 'all clear'. The Jihadi, an 18-year-old Shi'ite Muslim killed nine people and wounded 16 others, including a number of children. People outside the mall claim to have seen at least three armed men,but the police are claiming that the killer 'apparently acted alone' which means they're either right about that or that the other two got away.

Here's the punchline - Munich police chief Hubertus Andrae told a news conference the suspect ('suspect'???) was a dual citizen from Munich and his motive was still "fully unclear".

'Suspect?' 'Fully unclear?' You can't make this stuff up.

The Council Has Spoken! Our Watcher's Council Results

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The Council has spoken, the votes have been cast, and the results are in for this week's Watcher's Council match up.

"Treason doth never prosper, what's the reason? For if it prosper, none dare call it Treason." - John Harrington

"...Give the devil his due" - Shakespeare- "Henry The Fourth"

“GRAPESHOT, n. An argument which the future is preparing in answer to the demands of American Socialism.” - Ambrose Bierce, "The Devil's Dictionary"

This week, we had a tie in the Council Category between Joshuapundit's-A Message For France - And For Us which was my reaction to what happened in Nice and what is happening aro0und the world and Bookworm Room'sThe Devil And Gun Control .

I got off some pretty good riffs as well as some decent perspective in my piece, but I have to give pride of place to Bookworm's wickedly imaginative idea of a dialogue between Satan and one of his minions!

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Here's a slice:

Gun control proponents have a problem. Irrefutable data shows that, since 1992, as American gun ownership has gone up, crime has gone down. When pressed about the dramatic decrease in crime, the best that the Left can do is to point to anything but the increase in privately held weapons:

"Possible reasons for the decline include the country’s high incarceration rate, an aging population and an increased use of security cameras and cell phone videos capturing incidents."

If gun grabbers were forced to grapple with the fact that the increase in guns tracking precisely with the decrease in crime, they’d also have to acknowledge that all the aging Americans, the imprisoned Americans, and the video cameras are irrelevant. Why? Because if more guns really meant more crime, as they insist, the 300 million guns in America today would more than offset age, imprisonment, and video.

The fact is — as even the CDC was forced to admit — that guns are used defensively as often as 1.2 million times a year. This short John Stossel piece gives a very down-and-dirty explanation for the fact that, while guns are a problem when they’re in criminal hands, they’re not a problem in the hands of law-abiding citizens (and, in America, most citizens are law-abiding or at least non-violent):



So what do you do if you desperately want gun control, but the data refuses to cooperate? Well, I can imagine Lucifer and his chief minion having a meeting that goes something like this:

The scene: A well-appointed office in Hell. Satan, in a snazzy red suit is seated behind a heavy oak desk. Standing in front of the desk, facing him, is Jezebeth, a pimply young demon, who’s one of his primary Earth operatives. The year: 2009.

LUCIFER: Jezebeth, you know and I know that too much freedom is good for human souls and therefore bad for our business. Without an all-controlling government, there’s so much less scope for the corruption that fills our Hell halls. After all, every time a petty official is given the power to control a person’s activities, we’re going to start seeing all sorts of wonderful bribery and other graft.

JEZEBETH: Oh, I agree, Satan the Supreme, I agree.

LUCIFER: Don’t interrupt again. We’ll take the groveling as given. Now where was I? Oh, yes. It’s very hard to empower a corrupt, despotic government when the people are armed. Those bureaucrats may crave power, but never enough to put themselves on the wrong side of an armed citizenry. You understand, then, what we have to do: We have to take guns away from Americans.

JEZEBETH: Your Supreme Evilness, you know that we’ve been working in America for years to get guns out of people’s hands. We’ve arranged with our earthly operatives to ensure that every single time more than two white people are shot with a gun in the same event, that our friends in the Democrat party blame guns and demand gun control. But it’s just not working. People keep getting more and more guns — and let me tell you, 9/11 didn’t help us at all. Neither did Hurricane Katrina. Those people we couldn’t sway directly or through our media imps actually realized that, when there’s a crisis, that non-damned NRA was right all along — when seconds count, the police are minutes away.

LUCIFER: Stop babbling, Jezebeth, and focus here. I know that your team has been pushing gun control for years, but you’re failing. We need to brainstorm here. The problem, as I see it, is that the more that ordinary Americans get guns, the fewer guns crimes there are. It’s devilishly hard to convince people to give up their guns when they’re feeling safer. We have got to make them feel less safe.

JEZEBETH: Well, your Evil Lordship, I have been thinking about this and I’ve got an idea. How about if we increase the violent crime rate so that people feel less safe?

LUCIFER: How in the Hell are you planning to that, Jezebeth? I just said that the problem is less crime.

Much more at the link.

In our non-Council category, the winner was Gavin McInnes in Taki's Magazine with Oops, We Started A Race War submitted by The Watcher .

He has quite a few interesting things to say about race relations, cime, #Blacklivesmatter and a few other juicy topics.

Here are this week’s full results. Only Daley Gator was unable to vote this week but was not affected by the usual 2/3 vote penalty:

Council Winners

Non-Council Winners


See you next week!

Make sure to tune in every Monday for the Watcher’s Forum.

And remember, every Wednesday, the Council has its weekly contest with the members nominating two posts each, one written by themselves and one written by someone from outside the group for consideration by the whole Council. The votes are cast by the Council, and the results are posted on Friday morning.

It’s a weekly magazine of some of the best stuff written in the blogosphere, and you won’t want to miss it...or any of the other fantabulous Watcher's Council content.

And don’t forget to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter..’cause we’re cool like that, y'know?

The Council has spoken, the votes have been cast, and the results are in for this week's Watcher's Council match up.

"Treason doth never prosper, what's the reason? For if it prosper, none dare call it Treason." - John Harrington

"...Give the devil his due" - Shakespeare- "Henry The Fourth"

“GRAPESHOT, n. An argument which the future is preparing in answer to the demands of American Socialism.” - Ambrose Bierce, "The Devil's Dictionary"

This week, we had a tie in the Council Category between Joshuapundit's-A Message For France - And For Us which was my reaction to what happened in Nice and what is happening aro0und the world and Bookworm Room'sThe Devil And Gun Control .

I got off some pretty good riffs as well as some decent perspective in my piece, but I have to give pride of place to Bookworm's wickedly imaginative idea of a dialogue between Satan and one of his minions!

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-1ndmEdQX3AM/Tv04FWJ3kTI/AAAAAAAAAzg/P-WNaJRST6Q/s400/Bookworm%2B3.jpg

Here's a slice:

Gun control proponents have a problem. Irrefutable data shows that, since 1992, as American gun ownership has gone up, crime has gone down. When pressed about the dramatic decrease in crime, the best that the Left can do is to point to anything but the increase in privately held weapons:

"Possible reasons for the decline include the country’s high incarceration rate, an aging population and an increased use of security cameras and cell phone videos capturing incidents."

If gun grabbers were forced to grapple with the fact that the increase in guns tracking precisely with the decrease in crime, they’d also have to acknowledge that all the aging Americans, the imprisoned Americans, and the video cameras are irrelevant. Why? Because if more guns really meant more crime, as they insist, the 300 million guns in America today would more than offset age, imprisonment, and video.

The fact is — as even the CDC was forced to admit — that guns are used defensively as often as 1.2 million times a year. This short John Stossel piece gives a very down-and-dirty explanation for the fact that, while guns are a problem when they’re in criminal hands, they’re not a problem in the hands of law-abiding citizens (and, in America, most citizens are law-abiding or at least non-violent):



So what do you do if you desperately want gun control, but the data refuses to cooperate? Well, I can imagine Lucifer and his chief minion having a meeting that goes something like this:

The scene: A well-appointed office in Hell. Satan, in a snazzy red suit is seated behind a heavy oak desk. Standing in front of the desk, facing him, is Jezebeth, a pimply young demon, who’s one of his primary Earth operatives. The year: 2009.

LUCIFER: Jezebeth, you know and I know that too much freedom is good for human souls and therefore bad for our business. Without an all-controlling government, there’s so much less scope for the corruption that fills our Hell halls. After all, every time a petty official is given the power to control a person’s activities, we’re going to start seeing all sorts of wonderful bribery and other graft.

JEZEBETH: Oh, I agree, Satan the Supreme, I agree.

LUCIFER: Don’t interrupt again. We’ll take the groveling as given. Now where was I? Oh, yes. It’s very hard to empower a corrupt, despotic government when the people are armed. Those bureaucrats may crave power, but never enough to put themselves on the wrong side of an armed citizenry. You understand, then, what we have to do: We have to take guns away from Americans.

JEZEBETH: Your Supreme Evilness, you know that we’ve been working in America for years to get guns out of people’s hands. We’ve arranged with our earthly operatives to ensure that every single time more than two white people are shot with a gun in the same event, that our friends in the Democrat party blame guns and demand gun control. But it’s just not working. People keep getting more and more guns — and let me tell you, 9/11 didn’t help us at all. Neither did Hurricane Katrina. Those people we couldn’t sway directly or through our media imps actually realized that, when there’s a crisis, that non-damned NRA was right all along — when seconds count, the police are minutes away.

LUCIFER: Stop babbling, Jezebeth, and focus here. I know that your team has been pushing gun control for years, but you’re failing. We need to brainstorm here. The problem, as I see it, is that the more that ordinary Americans get guns, the fewer guns crimes there are. It’s devilishly hard to convince people to give up their guns when they’re feeling safer. We have got to make them feel less safe.

JEZEBETH: Well, your Evil Lordship, I have been thinking about this and I’ve got an idea. How about if we increase the violent crime rate so that people feel less safe?

LUCIFER: How in the Hell are you planning to that, Jezebeth? I just said that the problem is less crime.

Much more at the link.

In our non-Council category, the winner was Gavin McInnes in Taki's Magazine with Oops, We Started A Race War submitted by The Watcher .

He has quite a few interesting things to say about race relations, cime, #Blacklivesmatter and a few other juicy topics.

Here are this week’s full results. Only Daley Gator was unable to vote this week but was not affected by the usual 2/3 vote penalty:

Council Winners

Non-Council Winners


See you next week!

Make sure to tune in every Monday for the Watcher’s Forum.

And remember, every Wednesday, the Council has its weekly contest with the members nominating two posts each, one written by themselves and one written by someone from outside the group for consideration by the whole Council. The votes are cast by the Council, and the results are posted on Friday morning.

It’s a weekly magazine of some of the best stuff written in the blogosphere, and you won’t want to miss it...or any of the other fantabulous Watcher's Council content.

And don’t forget to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter..’cause we’re cool like that, y'know?

Cruz Soils Himself And Endorses Hillary Clinton



Well, Ted Cruz made his convention speech, all right.

I had a conversation with a friend about what he might do and my prediction was that Cruz's speech would mostly be an attempt to set himself up for 2020. Cruz could, of course be the one guy who could unify the party and at the same time position himself for a future run. If nothing else, just the fact that he kept his word to support the GOP nominee would mean a lot to people down the line.

That's the choice Reagan made after he was robbed of the nomination in 1976, and he manned up and worked hard for Gerald Ford. I personally think it helped Ronaldus Maximus a great deal in 1980.

Cruz is a very different kind of man, and I use the term loosely where's he's concerned.

The speech itself was basically boilerplate, and at least listenable for awhile because someone finally convinced Cruz somehow to drop the faux-preacher delivery this time that's always been a dead giveaway.

He got away with a lot of cute little lies, like trashing the Iran deal when it was Ted Cruz who voted for the Corker Amendment that allowed Obama to shove it through the senate. Or Cruz talking about how bad out of control offshoring and illegal migration is. It was Marco Rubio who pointed out Cruz's curious record on illegal migration in the debates and stumped him. And you don't get more globalist or pro offshoring than Cruz's choice of running mate, globalist shill Carly Fiorina. And of course, Cruz wasn't going to mention that he helped Obama fast track TPP, and lobbied heavily to increase H1B visas that throw Americans out of work in favor of cheaper foreign labor.

But I was prepared to let him get away with this horse manure because I hoped that just this once, he'd be concerned with something other than Ted Cruz. Silly me.

After talking about how we need leaders who stand for what he called 'shared principles,' Cruz told people not to stay home in November, which the crowd took as a lead in to his endorsing Donald Trump. Instead, he told essentially told people not to vote for Donald Trump with a line he threw in that was missing from the copy of the speech he submitted to Trump and the convention..."Vote your conscience."

Here's what happened after Cruz came out with this beauty..he was literally booed off the stage amid chants of “We want Trump!”



Typical Cruz moment... when the boos started, he flashed that sickly cobra smile of his and said, "I appreciate the enthusiasm of the New York delegation." Except it wasn't just New York as you can see from the video. But Cruz just stood there, smiling that creepy smile that reminded me of nothing so much as Humphrey Bogart's Captain Queeg in 'The Caine Mutiny' smiling while telling the court martial all about the non-existent key and the strawberries. Because like Queeg, Ted Cruz is always right. All that was missing is the little metal balls rattling in his hands.

Even most of the Texas delegation was fed up with him:



Fortunately, Trump and Ivanka appeared to hear Eric Trump speak, and the angry crowd was diverted, which is why you can hear the loud cheers at the end.

The fallout didn't stop there. Back stage, many of Cruz's supporters were visibly angry with him, as the Politico, CNN's Dana Bash and the AP reported. Cruz was refused entry to Sheldon Adelson's Skybox loaded with Republican conservative donors and strategists and was told simply to get out, that 'you don't belong here after what you just did.'

Another well known, long time Cruz backer was reportedly so angry he had to be physically restrained from assaulting the senator, and Heidi Cruz was heckled so badly she had to be hustled out of the arena by security.

The fun didn't end there either. Apparently the Texas delegation holds a traditional breakfast the morning after every convention roll call, and it's usually a pretty easygoing affair. It wasn't this time. Ted Cruz attended to try and make up some lost ground and the delegates called him to account for his behavior, as the New York Times reported:


Repeatedly, the taunts rained down on him.

“Sit down!” one man said, before a “Clinton-Cruz 2020” sign was raised.

“You need to do it now!” shouted another.

“Do it!” yelled a third. “Do it now!”

The episode supplied another vivid demonstration of a party sharply at odds during a moment historically reserved for unity, a snapshot of a convention hurtling into chaos in what was intended to be a celebratory week.

When attendees pointed out Mr. Cruz’s past pledge to support the eventual Republican nominee, Mr. Cruz, under duress throughout 25 minutes of heated questioning, suggested that any agreement was “abrogated” when Mr. Trump attacked his family.

“I am not in the habit of supporting people who attack my wife and attack my father,” he said, adding that he was not a “servile puppy dog.”

(Quite a give away, since it proved it wasn't about Cruz's principles, but all about him. - ed. note)

A man in the back hollered at the stage: “You’ve got to get over it. This is politics.”

One attendee, Thomas Mathis, said loudly that he was helping to elect Hillary Clinton and demonstratively turned his back, facing a table of beverages, as Mr. Cruz pressed on.

Another guest, Shawn McAnelly, who twice shouted at Mr. Cruz, was warned by security that if he did so again, he would be ejected.

Mr. Cruz sought to depict his critics as reflective of two men considered boogeymen for hard-line conservatives: John Boehner and Mitch McConnell.

He suggested that the calls to endorse under any circumstances reminded him of Washington ethos of “sit down, shut up, just support the team.”

“If that’s the price, I ain’t gonna do it,” he said.

Other members of the Texas delegation made no attempt to mask their anger at Mr. Cruz, who rose to political stardom with his attacks on other Republicans.

“It’s consistent behavior from him,” Representative Pete Sessions said before Mr. Cruz spoke on Thursday, adding, “He continued what he is — it’s about Ted.”

Representative Jeb Hensarling told reporters that Mr. Cruz had delivered the beginnings of an effective speech on Wednesday night and then “missed a two-foot putt” at the end.

The criticism was particularly striking, given that Mr. Cruz will need the support of the activists and officials in the room here when he seeks renomination to his Senate seat in less than two years.


Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, who spoke earlier endorsing Donald Trump said it exactly right..."If You're not voting for Donald Trump, you're voting for Hillary."



There's no doubt in my mind that Governor Walker, an uncommonly brave and principled man will work his heart out to get Donald Trump elected. What a contrast to the subject of this story!

The latest attempt by the #neverTrumpers to whitewash this was a series of articles by the usual suspects especially at places like the rapidly sinking NRO. According to their line of - well, I censor myself -why no-oo, Ted Cruz didn’t say anything negative about Donald Trump. 'Vote your conscience' never meant don't vote for Donald Trump, Trump supporters just chose to take it that way. And say, if Trump is such a great, principled guy and it didn't apply to him, then why are you complaining, hmmm?'

Oh, please. Everybody knew exactly what 'vote your conscience' meant after Cruz delivered it with his signature smirk. Even Hillary Clinton got it and tweeted the phrase right after Cruz uttered it, likely cackling while she did it. So did every delegate on the the floor and Cruz caught hell for it even from a lot of his own people. Ted Cruz essentially endorsed Hillary Clinton, with all that portends. She knew it, and so did everyone else.

Vote your conscience.

It was a sick, shameful exhibition of a man putting his own ego before country, let alone party.

I'm sick and tired of people defending this malignant narcissist. This was Trump's convention, he earned it fair and square and if Cruz didn't want to do the right thing, he should have stayed home just like John Kasich, Jeb!, and Lindsay Graham.

Donald Trump showed some real strategy smarts in how he handled this. Cruz wanted a speaking slot and Trump agreed he could have one, even giving him one in prime time. Trump had held out an olive branch to Ted Cruz before when the campaign ended only to have his hand slapped away, but perhaps he figured that given time to get over himself, Ted Cruz might actually do what he pledged to do, swallow hard and support the nominee.  That, by the way is how winners behave. They give people the opportunity to come around and do the right thing.

Instead Cruz saw this as an opportunity to do whatever he could to help Hillary Clinton torpedo Donald Trump, figuring the party would rally around him in 2020.

When Trump's people received the speech Cruz planned to give, Cruz's invitation could have been rescinded. It certainly would have if it was Hillary's convention. But Trump wisely let it go through.

He gave Ted Cruz enough rope to hang himself in front of the entire party and millions of voters on prime time television. It actually unified the party by showing people the real Ted Cruz.

The Ready For Hillary #NeverTrump diehards will still worship him, but a lot of people who used to support him now see Ted Cruz for what he is.

2020? I doubt he even gets re-elected to the senate in 2018.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Our Watcher's Council Nominations - We Bleed Edition




We bleed again, along with France. And Marianne, the symbol of the French Republic weeps...along with the civilized world. But the shame is ours.

How many more of these atrocities are we going to allow? How long will we put up with it as business as usual, as part of daily life? When will we realize that those stupid candlelight vigils, hashtags and banners are meaningless drivel?

When is the civilized world going to revolt against this slaughter? And when will we insist that our craven, smug incompetent leaders stop tolerating this madness in the name of 'diversity' and stop importing this contagion to our shores? Are we deaf, dumb and blind? Or slaves?

Enough. By G-d, enough.


Welcome to the Watcher's Council, a blogging group consisting of some of the most incisive blogs in the 'sphere, and the longest running group of its kind in existence. Every week, the members nominate two posts each, one written by themselves and one written by someone from outside the group for consideration by the whole Council.Then we vote on the best two posts, with the results appearing on Friday morning.

Council News:


The Watcher's Council will have an exciting, brand new development to announce in the next few weeks. Stay tuned!

This week, The People's Cube,Simply Jews and Creeping Sharia earned honorable mention status with some great articles.

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It's a great way of exposing your best work to Watcher’s Council readers and Council members while grabbing the increased traffic and notoriety. And how good is that, eh?

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Megyn Kelly Reveals Who She Really Is



FOX news anchor Megan Kelly has become the only FOX employee or news personality to back up former FOX news host Gretchen Carlson in her suit against Fox News executive Roger Ailes for alleged sexual harassment. She has reportedly described 'unwanted sexual advances' by Ailes in detail, which allegedly took place back when Kelly, a former corporate attorney, was just starting out as a legal correspondent in Fox’s Washington bureau.

Odd...that's not what she had to say about Roger Ailes publicly back in October:



Given her stardom at the network there was obviously no need for her to be that effusive in praising him. The other networks would fight to hire her.

I'm not quite sure what's going on here.

Is she lying now, or was she lying back then? Even if those 'unwanted sexual advances' occurred, it seems to me to be a fairly nasty betrayal of someone who she admits was a good friend and mentor who advanced her career unless we're talking about rape or a direct insistence of a quid pro quo. And that's unlikely, since Kelly had a profitable career as an attorney to fall back on when she started at FOX.

Two things are also worth noting. No other FOX employee except for Gretchen Carlson has accused Ailes of anything like this (in fact, they've defended him), and people who engage in sexual harassment usually do it serially as their normal behavior. And second, Ailes' defense team includes none other than left leaning Democrat feminist and FOX consultant Susan Estrich. While I disagree with her politics, I know for a fact she's a woman of principle. It's highly unlikely she'd be involved in Aile's defense if there was much to this.

In any event Megyn Kelly has pretty much revealed what kind of person she is, proving once again that beauty outside can conceal some fairly nasty stuff on the inside. If FOX rolls over for her on this, they have no clue as to what they'll be unleashing. She will be absolutely insufferable in her demands.

UPDATE: It has now surfaced that Roger Ailes' 'sexual harassment' consisted of one incident in 2006 when Megyn Kelly 'didn't like' the way he hugged her! That's it.

There's also talk that if Ailes is fired or forced to resign, top stars Sean Hannity, Greta Van Susteren, Bret Bairs and Bill O'Reilly among others will walk away as well.

Both Megyn Kelly and Gretchen Carlson are also reportedly very unpopular with their colleagues.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Forum: Is Islam Compatible With A Free Society?



Every week on Monday, the Council, members of the Watcher's Council Community and our invited guests weigh in at the Watcher's Forum, short takes on a major issue of the day, the culture, or daily living. This week's question:Is Islam Compatible With A Free Society?

 The Glittering Eye : Of course it is. To the same extent as Christianity or Judaism is.

Islam is inclusive of more diversity of beliefs than Christianity and enormously more than Judaism. Within it is contained variants that are completely compatible with a free society, whatever radical conservatives within Islam and foes of Islam of other confessions might think.

The question is somewhat beside the point. For me the much more important question is whether Wahhabist/Salafist Islam is compatible with a free society and to that question the answer is “No” and, honestly, I think that those who profess the Wahhabist/Salafist versions of Islam would agree with me.

The additional challenge is that the Wahhabist/Salafist variants of Islam are on the rise, largely propelled by the money of Gulf Arabs, not just among the Gulf states but everywhere including the West. Something like three-quarters of all imams in the United States are foreign born, most of those are Saudis, and a distressingly large proportion of those hold to very conservative Wahhabist/Salafist beliefs.

Then the question is what is to be done?


Stately McDaniel Manor : Islam is not compatible with individual or societal freedom. This is not merely an unfortunate side effect, an unintended, unforeseeable consequence of Islam, but its very nature. “Islam” means “submission,” which definition and all of its connotations must be taken very seriously indeed.

Islam is not a religion as Americans define religion. It is rather a political, moral, philosophical, military system with some religious trappings. It’s reason for being, its goal, is to conquer the world and impose, by force of arms, on every human being, Islam. One need not infer this. The Koran plainly and unambiguously requires it.

Islam is an invention of a medieval, tribal mindset, yet is an attempt to unite all tribes under the Islamic banner. The tribal mindset is still very much a part of much of the world, and particularly the Middle East. Americans tend to think of themselves as Americans first, and every other identity category thereafter. A Methodist American is still an American. A Catholic American is still an American. Not so with Islam.

Muslims are Muslims, first, last and always. Islam does not recognize the concept of nations, governments, allegiance to the values and rule of law that are the heart of America. Americans swear allegiance to the Constitution, but worship God as a member of one of many denominations, denominations that peacefully coexist under the Constitution. Americans also sometimes choose not to worship God, or even to acknowledge His existence. In America, we take to heart the wise counsel of the Founding Father most responsible for religious liberty, Thomas Jefferson, who said:

“But it does me no injury for my neighbour to say there are twenty gods, of no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg. …Reason and free enquiry are the only effectual agents against error.”

The Koran, however, exhorts Muslims not only to enslave the world, but to kill all that resist. It actually goes into specific methods of killing, and holds particularly enmity for Jews. It’s fascinating, and horrifying that it is the Muslims that kill in the name of Islam that are following the words of its prophet. Muslims that wish only to live in peace, and that are willing to follow the American rule of law are not following the very specific and bloody dictates of their faith.

This is in part why most Muslims do not actively criticize jihadists or take active measures to reform Islam. Not only are jihadists actually acting on the letter and intent of their faith, they are more than willing to kill other Muslims that disagree with them.

Islam holds women and children to be of little value, essentially possessions of men. One need not spend much Google time to discover Islam is completely incompatible with every form of liberty for women. Fascinating too is the willingness of American leftists to ignore this horrific side of Islam. Cut out a girl’s clitoris without anesthetic? Grope and rape women at will? Beat women as a religious duty? Hey, we have to honor diversity! Who are we to judge other cultures?

It is probably true that most Muslims will never take the path of jihad. However, we’ll never know their actual numbers, annoying jihadists tending to result in torture, mutilation and death and all. It is equally true that huge numbers of non-violent Muslims are sympathetic to the acts and goals of jihadists, support Sharia, and actively lobby against assimilation and for the establishment of Muslim no-go zones within democratic nations, zones ruled by Sharia. Great Britain has allowed the establishment of no less then 88 Sharia courts, abandoning the rule of law for all.

But we must accept Islam and let any Muslim into America. Refusing to do that is not who we are, as Barack Hussein Obama says. Forget, for the sake of argument, that there is no one less fit to identify American values than Barack Obama. “We can’t deport Muslims that want to establish a caliphate in America! It’s unconstitutional!”

People expressing that moronic opinion might want to spend a bit of time actually reading the Constitution. Americans have the absolute right to establish immigration laws, and may deport foreign nationals at will. For citizens, native-born or naturalized, a brief visit to 18 U.S. Code Chapter 115 might be equally instructive. The overall point is that the Constitution and laws of the United States cannot be interpreted to be a suicide pact, unless of course, we wish to embrace Islam.

Islam recognizes no individual liberty, and no authority but Islam. Such people cannot assimilate, nor can they faithfully accept and follow the American rule of law, which though under constant attack during the Age of Obama, is the foundation of American uniqueness and liberty.

JoshuaPundit : Looking at what Islam has wrought during its history and what it continues to produce today answers the question.

I have Muslims in my life who are decent, fine people. But in all but two instances, they are secular Muslims. The two devout Muslims I'm close to practice a faith primarily based on Mohammed's early, peaceful Mecca Qu'ran and would be regarded as heretics by most Sunni and Shiah. ISIS, al-Qaeda, al Nusra, The Muslim Brotherhood and it's Islamist offshoots, the wahabbis, Boko Haram, Lakshar e Tiaba, etc. are actually much more faithful to what the Qu'ran demands than the Muslims I know. The money and momentum in Islam is with jihad.

In Islam, the peaceful Mecca Qu'ran has been almost entirely superseded by the violent Medina Qu'ran via Islam's Doctrine of Abrogation, something accepted by all four major fiqhs (Muslim schools of religious dogma and jurisprudence).

When you read the Qu'ran and hadiths and see what's in them, the ridiculous nature of the term 'radical Islam ' become very clear. Islam is Islam. Among other things, Islam has nothing comparable to what we would call the Golden Rule. What passes for it in Islam only pertains to fellow Muslims, not kuffars, non-believers. They can be murdered, raped, openly deceived and enslaved as long as it advances Islam. While many Muslims choose to ignore this, many others do not and the religion encourages this behavior. To be a non-Muslim under Muslim rule means to be bled white with jizra, the protection money demanded by Muslims from the conquered, to have no legal rights at all except the right to life as decreed by the changing whim of Muslims.

The whole history of Islam and its death toll of over two hundred million people as well as millions enslaved tells us all we need to know about that. Islam doesn't play well with others.

While Muslims are able to live in a free society if they accommodate their beliefs to our norms and culture, Islam is totally incompatible. Our current leaders frequently make the point that WE have to change our laws, customs and norms to accommodate Islam. The reverse is true, and any sane society demands it.

The way to end this war - and that's what it is - is exactly the way we defeated the Nazis and Japan...by securing our homelands, by destroying Islam's armed might where necessary, by attacking them economically, by discrediting their ideology and by making the consequences of any attack on us so horrendous in cost as to be unthinkable.

If we had done that after 9/11, we wouldn't even be talking about this now.


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Sunday, July 17, 2016

The Coup In Turkey And Why It Failed

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Friday afternoon local time I began getting e-mails from acquaintances and correspondents in Turkey and elsewhere in the Middle East. They told of violence in the streets and military activity in the capitol of Ankara and in Istanbul, the city that sprawls between the Asian Turkey of Anatolia and the small piece of European Turkey on the other side of the Bosporus, the narrow strait that divides the Black Sea and the Aegean.

Was it some kind of ISIS or PKK attack?

As more time passed there were reports of an Army coup in Turkey underway. Had the Army finally tired of its neo-Ottoman Sultan Erdoğan?

As the news outlets in Turkey and the Middle East began filing reports, I noticed a few details that told me something had likely gone wrong. The first clue was that President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was reported to be 'in a secure location' and inciting people to go into the streets and attack the soldiers attempting to pull off the coup...which they did.

This is very odd behavior for a coup. The very first rule of a military takeover is to get the leader you want to depose under your control and either dead or locked away. It's the first thing al-Sissi did in Egypt when he deposed Erdoğan's fellow Islamist Mohammed Morsi, and it's pretty much job one in any military coup. Among other things, it confuses the military players whom aren't involved as they wait to see what's happening or to receive orders.

The next odd note was for Erdoğan to call for civilians to attack elements of the Turkish military, and for them to comply eagerly. With the downward spiral of the Turkish economy, multiple instances of political corruption involving Erdoğan and with Erdoğan's increasingly authoritarian ways, he's not the most popular leader, especially in more cosmopolitan Istanbul. And the normal human behavior would be to lay low and let the military factions sort it out, not attack trained, armed troops. Yet, they did, and while much has been made of some civilians whom were shot, many of the soldiers involved in the coup seem to have reacted by simply retreating. One tank commander was even pulled out of his own tank by the mob and beheaded right on the spot while trying to do just that. (I've seen the footage. Trust me, you don't want to.)

The coup also was unusual in that it did not involve any senior officers and was not widespread. It mainly consisted of a few junior officers and enlisted men whom were primarily from Erdoğan's First Army. They were easily overpowered by troops loyal to Erdoğan and his AKP Party.

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There are a number of stories out now claiming that Erdoğan staged his own coup. I highly doubt it. But what does seem obvious to me is that he had advance inside knowledge of it, that the men who attempted the coup believed that they were going to get more support from others in the military whom then either sat on their hands or decided to support Erdoğan, and that Erdoğan allowed the coup attempt to occur because it was beneficial to him.

 

As a result of the coup, a lot of elements Erdoğan considered disloyal have been flushed out, along with a number of others who simply oppose him politically or whom he finds convenient to lock up. Thus far, 2,745 judges and prosecutors whose loyalty to the Erdoğan regime has been questioned - especially those involved in the investigation and/or prosecution of the corruption surrounding Erdoğan - have been thrown in jail. Something like 2,839 soldiers have been arrested as well. Erdoğan is openly referring to the attempted coup as 'a gift from Allah' which pretty much gives the game away. Erdoğan will use it to quash any investigation of corruption and take out whatever remaining opposition there is to him. He's already calling for the reinstatement of Turkey's death penalty.
Think of this as Erdoğan's 'Night of the Long Knives.'

Another benefit for Erdoğan is that it gives him an excuse to demand the extradition to Turkey of a major political opponent, Pennsylvania-based cleric Fethullah Gulen. Gulen is whom Erdoğan is blaming for the attempted coup.

Given that our President Barack Hussein Obama is one of the Islamist Erdoğan's best friends among foreign leaders, Erdoğan might very well get what he wants, event though Gulen has spoken out against the coup and claims he had nothing to do with it.

And Erdoğan has a powerful card to play as well to obtain this. America's Incirlik Air Base in Turkey has been completely shut down and remains so. The power has been cut off, no flights in or out are being allowed and 1,500 Americans are stranded there. All operations against ISIS have been postponed, meaning that the Iranian controlled militias have lost a part of their main edge against ISIS in Iraq.

In any event, Erdoğan is going to remain in power for now, and Turkey will become even less free and democratic and a lot more Islamist, exactly the opposite of what the Turkish Republic's Founder, Kemal Ataturk created after World War One.

This kind of development in a country with the largest conventional army in Europe is not something to ignore.

Friday, July 15, 2016

The Council Has Spoken - Our Watcher's Council Results

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The Council has spoken, the votes have been cast, and the results are in for this week's Watcher's Council match up.

"Life and death are one thread, the same line viewed from different sides. - Lao Tzu

"Life and death appeared to me ideal bounds, which I should first break through, and pour a torrent of light into our dark world. - Mary Shelly

“Much of the wisdom in the world is contained in these two words; wait, and hope." - Alexandre Dumas 'The Count Of Monte Cristo

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This week's winning essay,Joshuapundit's Life, Death And Faith is my reaction to the untimely deaths of two people and what I guess I would call some larger questions. Here's a slice:

Recently, a young man of my acquaintance passed away. He was one of those people who seemed to have everything going for him...a great, successful career doing what he loved, a loving wife and family, and wonderful friendships. I never met him personally, but based on what I know of his courageous struggle with his disease and the sincere outpouring of sorrow not just from his family but those he knew and worked with, he was a good, decent and loving human being who seems to have left this earth far too soon. He had yet to have his 40th birthday.

In Israel just a few days before that, one of the Arabs whom call themselves Palestinians broke into the bedroom of a 13-year-old Israeli girl who never did harm to him or anyone else and happily murdered her. He was shot down after he attacked another human being, but in his mind and the mind of the Palestinian Authority, its schools, mosques and media, he was a hero, a jihad warrior and a martyr doing Allah's will. Not only that, but to his family, he represented a handsome financial stipend.

Thirteen-Year-Old American Girl Stabbed to Death in Her Bed By Palestinian Terrorist


I can't get her mother's anguished cry at her funeral out of my mind..."How do you say goodbye to your 13-year-old child?"

Is there any way to answer that?

If G-d exists, why does He allow such things to happen? Or to use the old cliche,why do bad things happen to good people? And it's even more interesting to turn that one around...why do good things seem to happen to those whom do evil, if a truly just G-d exists? Is it all just random? Does G-d exist at all or is He just a convenient fable man thought up with many names and guises to explain the inexplicable? Karl Marx referred to religion as 'the opiate of the masses.' Is G-d simply a fairy tale, just a ploy by the ruling classes to keep people in line?

As a reasonably observant Jew, one example that's always thrown at me by people when this sort of thing comes up is the Holocaust. Millions of Jews, many of them quite religious were murdered in the most brutal fashion imaginable. Whole Rabbinic dynasties going back centuries were wiped out. Even the most predatory beasts do not engage in such behavior at their worst. And in the end, only a handful of the perpetrators and their many enablers were ever punished in any way. If a loving, just G-d truly exists, how could he possibly allow that?

I can't say I know all the answers, nor frankly, would I really wish to. One of my favorite spiritual quotes comes from Ramakrishna, who wrote that a G-d who can be explained is no G-d at all. Or as one of the pithier Jewish sages once said, "If I understood G-d, I'd be G-d."

There's a great deal of insight there, I think. Given the nature of G-d as defined by every major faith, how could we possibly judge Him by our human standards?

Another thing I've realized over time and with study is that G-d simply plays on a much bigger field than we do. By nature, our perceptions are limited. We simply don't see the big universal picture, the Divine Plan and the reasons certain things might need to happen that seem random good or evil to us. And our view of such things is limited to what happens in this physical world. We have no view as to what happens in the next world, its judgements and designs.

Take the Holocaust, for instance.

I would not remotely represent that I of all people have the answer, but here are a couple of things to consider.


More at the link.

In our non-Council category, the winner was a Facebook post by black police officer Jay Stalien, Facebook post re blacks and crimesubmitted by Bookworm Room . It's a street level view of this topic and a must read.

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A Message For France - And For Us

In France, July 14th is Bastille Day, when the French revel on the anniversary of their independence and the beginnings of the establishment of their republic. In some ways it's very much like America's July Fourth. There are parades, topped by a military parade along Paris’ famed Champs-Elysées along with fireworks and gatherings in public places.

This Bastille Day, there were fireworks of a different sort.

Nice is a common seaside spot for French families to take a vacation holiday this time of year, and one of the Bastille Day attractions is a magnificent fireworks show, one of many along France's Cote D'Azur on the Mediterranean. Hundreds of people were enjoying the gorgeous sight of the fireworks reflected on the water.

This was the target of a jihadi who plowed into the crowd at full speed that was leaving the celebration on the Promenade des Anglais. In a large rented white truck,he drove through them for a kilometer of so - over a mile- chasing down more victims and even pursuing them on to the pavement in places. He then stepped out of the vehicle and opened fire indiscriminately on the traumatized milling crowd until he was shot down by police and killed. Here's what it looked like:





The death toll is at 84 so far, not counting the jihadi and rising, with a number of people in critical condition.

An injured woman is taken away after the attack in Nice.

A large cache of heavy weapons, grenades and explosives was found in the truck. And while the authorities are still noncommital, a number of eyewitnesses have said there were two jihadis in the truck, one who fired at the crowd while the other was running people down. It would certainly make sense given the large body count. And if that's the case, one of them escaped.

And a note to President Barack Hussein Obama and Mrs. Clinton...France's strict gun laws, a mirror of how these people would love to disarm Americans doesn't stop jihadis from getting whatever weapons they want.

This particular tactic is pretty much standard operating procedure in the Middle East, although usually it takes the form of stationary truck bombs. Recently in Israel, one of the Arabs who call themselves Palestinians was working at a construction site and attempted a similar attack on pedestrians using a bulldozer. Given that it was Israel, his results were nowhere near as successful as the jihad attack in Nice. He was shot down and killed by one of his intended victims in minutes.


In a separate incident, the Eiffel Tower, a symbol of France's glory and achievement is on fire.



The official line is that the fire was caused by a truck carrying fireworks that somehow caught on fire.

Odd though, since while the Eiffel Tower is also a traditional site of Bastille Day fireworks, fireworks explode rather than burn and the fireworks themselves are not set off right by the Tower, where the truck was, but some distance away.

And being iron, the Tower itself doesn't burn, although some of the buildings inside would. In fact, the last fire on the Eiffel Tower was a kitchen fire in a restaurant. But the Tower has never before been on fire like this.

The jihadi who was shot down by police has been identified as a 31-year-old Tunisian Muslim named Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel. What angers me most today is the media's attempt to portray him as a simple criminal. That's pretty much based on an interview with his Muslim cousin, who of course claimed that Bouhlel was 'not a Muslim' because he 'ate pork, drank alcohol and those are forbidden by Islam' according to the Daily Mail's account.

The 9/11 hijackers also ate pork, drank alcohol and frequently visited strip clubs, if you remember.  That's allowed if you are on a jihad for Allah and need cover. So is  lying to infidels is to advance Islam. To quote Mohammed himself numerous times in the Qu'ran and hadiths, 'War is deception.'

And as we also know, the back of the truck was filled with fully automatic weapons, explosives and hand grenades. Items like that aren't obtainable by a simple, inexperienced loan wolf criminal, especially not in France. Speculation on my part, but I think Bouhlel's mission (and that of his partner if he had one) was a replica of Paris; murder as many people as possible on the Promenade and then proceed to a targeted building like a club or restaurant where other jihadis were waiting, take it over, wire it with explosives to prevent a police or special forces assault  and either trade the hostages for imprisoned jihadis or just simply kill off those inside.

If I'm right, than it's likely Bouhlel failed to make it to the rendezvous point because one or more of the police bullets disabled his truck, and he exited to murder a few more infidels before he was gunned down. In any event, there's no way he was some kind of lone wolf ne'er do well who simply snapped. Too much planning and preparation went into this, and too many guns and equipment were on site for one unassisted wack job to obtain on his own without a network of experienced jihadis involved. *

Bouhlel himself was allowed into France courtesy of a resident permit by France's Socialist Hollande government. And even though he committed several felonies and was on the police radar, deportation from France was never even considered. Comment typique!

Speaking of which, France's President François Hollande confirmed this was a terrorist attack in his statement. “We will continue to hit those who threaten us,” Hollande said. The attacker, he said, acted “with the intention to kill, to crush and to massacre.”

“It is clear that we must do everything we can to fight against this scourge of terrorism.”

'Everything we can' apparently consists of extending a state of emergency another three months and -wait for it - and calling up France's 'operational reservists' which includes quite a large number of totally untrained civilians for increased border control. Monsieur Le President apparently would rather not have people think too much about the fact that this jihadi didn't cross the border. He was allowed into France openly and knowingly by Hollande's government, along with a lot of others just like him.

This buffoon still thinks he's 'fighting terrorism.'

The local newspaper, Nice-Matin, is also reporting that reports that the man driving the truck shouted 'Allahu Akbar' — 'Allah is greatest' — before being shot dead by police. The old war cry...you'd think that would give Hollande a clue.

I remember 9/11 quite well, and the aftermath. Do you? After the shock of seeing 3,000 of us murdered on our own soil was absorbed, Americans reacted with visceral patriotism, adrenaline and fighting spirit. The nation was united. Young men and women were enlisting in droves in our volunteer military, people were flying American flags from their cars and the their homes, and the American people were ready to be called upon to make sacrifices for victory over our murderous enemies by our president.

What we got instead was President George W. Bush telling us that Islam was a religion of peace, that we were engaged in a 'great war on terror' with a handful of fanatics, to go shopping at the mall and let the government handle it.

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The mood change afterwards was palpable. While no one I remember said so openly, may of us  understood afterwards that the fix was in, especially when  the Bush Administration went back to business as usual with the Saudis which was the intent all along. And Islam? It was George W. Bush and his administration that put out the welcome mat for the Saudi and Emirates funded Muslim Brotherhood Islamist front groups and jihadi mosques. Barack Hussein Obama just revved up the process on steroids, along with seeing to it that he was able to increase the Muslim population of America as much as possible with unvetted 'refugees.'

Boston, San Bernardino, Orlando, Ft. Hood...those are just the beginning. The French are further along simply because they started earlier, and with more gusto.

We aren't fighting 'terrorism.' We aren't even just fighting ISIS, who are just one sector, just as Japan or Italy were just one part of the Axis powers of WWII.

We're fighting exactly what the subtitle of this site, created over a decade ago says we're fighting - The War on Jihad.

While individual Muslim may be able to live peacefully in a free society, after 1,500 years it ought to obvious that Islam itself cannot, at least not the major branches. It simply isn't in its nature to play well with others, a conclusion I have to admit I avoided for sometime because of the Muslims I know and like in my own life. But after the orgy of violence in Mumbai,  I realized I was fooling myself. The Muslims I know with two major exceptions are fairly secular, and the ones whom aren't have cherry-picked their own version of Islam to the point where they would be labeled heretics by your average Sunni or Shia. There are indeed others like them, but the momentum in Islam, and the part of it paid deference by many of our leaders  is with Islamist fascism and jihad. As the Pew Trust polls revealed, the majority of Muslims, especially in the Muslim world  understand quite well that Islam is at war with the West. We're the ones that don't.

Terrorism is merely a tactic of that war. And one reason it continues to work is because for the perpetrators and their enablers, there are no real life consequences. We're dealing with a morality alien to ours that we don't understand. Walk with me awhile on this one.

Islam is unique among the major religions  because while there are obviously Muslims who live differently, it has nothing akin to the basic religious imperative that we'd call the Golden Rule of do unto others as you'd have them do unto you.  Not when it comes to non-Muslims. So there is no ethical payback for raping them ('what thy right hand possesses'), killing them or deceiving them.

For  Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, there were simply no consequences no matter how this turned out. If he escaped, he'd be a hero to those who counted most with him as a victorious jihad warrior. As a dead man, he'd be a heroic martyr savoring the carnal delights of Mohammed's Paradise. If he were taken alive, he'd merely be an inmate in a relatively humane prison environment protected and looked up to by the other Muslim prisoners, and always with the hope that another raid might produce some hostages to be swapped for his freedom.

Nothing and nobody he cared  deeply about was at risk. For him, it was a win win. That's why jihadi recruiting is so successful. A key part of stopping these attacks is to provide real world consequences for the Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlels of the world as well as their paymasters,sympathizers and enablers that make the every idea of carrying them out abhorrent, frightening  and repulsive. And without going into details for brevity's sake, there are many ways to do exactly that. Call it the modern version of MAD (Mutually Assured Destruction) that worked so well in the Cold War, adapted for Islam's special characteristics.

 I have a message for the people of France.

You are our oldest ally, and in our time of need you helped us gain our freedom from the tyrants who sought to oppress us. And we  repaid that blood debt with interest in the Argonne, at Belleau Wood,at Saint - Mihilel and again on the beaches of Normandy. The evidence of that repayment is still buried in your soil.

In spite of the differences that have come between us at times, that long standing bond still remains, at least where I am concerned. And it compels me to be honest.

Your republic is in grave danger. Your leadership has betrayed you, and imported massive numbers of enemies to France. Just as with Vichy, they are appeasing the Germans in their attempt to dominate Europe.

You must resist if you are to retain your freedom, your honor and even perhaps your very lives. Charles Martel, your brave ancestor who crushed the Muslim invaders at Poitiers and drove them from France's sacred soil...how would he react to your present situation? What would he say? How would he advise you?

If France is to survive, you must rally around new leadership and take your country back. And you must do it now. Your election takes place in just under a year from now. How many more attacks like Paris and Nice can you absorb before then?

Fortunately, you have at least one leader to rally around, and perhaps others. Marine Le Pen is not perfect, but she is a courageous woman who at least understands the nature of the enemy that is destroying France and other ancient states in Europe.

The time to save France is now. Do it for yourselves, for your children and for your children's children. Do it so you can once again hold your heads up proudly, and so France can remain France.

And in doing so, set a proud example for other nations.

Vive La France!


J'ai un message pour le peuple de France.


Vous êtes notre allié le plus ancien, et dans notre temps de besoin vous avez aidé à nous faire gagner notre liberté des tyrans qui cherchaient à nous opprimer. Et nous avons remboursé la dette de sang avec intérêt dans l'Argonne, à Belleau Wood, à Saint - Mihilel et encore sur les plages de Normandie. La preuve que le remboursement est toujours enterré dans votre sol.

En dépit des différences qui sont venus entre nous à certains moments, ce lien de longue date reste encore, au moins là où je suis concerné. Et il me force à être honnête.

Votre république est en grave danger. Votre leadership vous a trahi, et importé massivement des ennemis à la France. Tout comme avec Vichy, ils sont apaiser les Allemands dans leur tentative de dominer l'Europe.

Vous devez résister si vous êtes de conserver votre liberté, votre honneur et même peut-être vos vies. Charles Martel, votre courageux ancêtre qui a écrasé les envahisseurs musulmans à Poitiers et les chassa de sol sacré de la France ... comment pourrait-il réagir à votre situation actuelle? Que dirait-il? Comment pourrait-il vous conseiller?

Si la France est de survivre, vous devez rallier autour d'un nouveau leadership et prenez votre arrière-pays. Et vous devez le faire maintenant. Votre élection a lieu dans un peu moins d'un an à partir de maintenant. Combien d'attaques comme Paris et Nice pouvez-vous absorber avant?

Heureusement, vous avez au moins un chef de file à se rallier autour, et peut-être d'autres. Marine Le Pen est pas parfaite, mais elle est une femme courageuse qui, au moins comprend la nature de l'ennemi qui est en train de détruire la France et d'autres Etats anciens en Europe.

Le temps pour sauver la France est maintenant. Faites-le pour vous, pour vos enfants et pour les enfants de vos enfants. Faites-le et vous pourrez à nouveau tenir vos têtes fièrement, et ainsi la France peut rester en France.

Et, ce faisant, mettre un fier exemple pour les autres nations.

Vive la France!



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* We now know that yes, there were definitely co-conspirators. This was jihad, an ISIS attack.