Belgian security services have estimated that the number of European jihadists in Syria may be over 4000.
European leaders have directed their nastiest comments against the Jewish state, none of them has asked why Palestinian organizations in Gaza put their stockpiles of weapons in hospitals, homes, schools and mosques, or their command and control centers at the bottom of large apartment buildings or underneath hospitals. None of them has even said that Hamas is a terrorist organization despite its genocidal charter.
The majority of them are wedded to the idea of redistribution. Their policies are anti-growth, do not afford people any economic opportunity, and are what caused these economic crises in Europe in the first place. The United States seems to be following these thoroughly failed policies as well.
“Europe could not stay the same with a different population in it.” — Christopher Caldwell, Reflections on the Revolution in Europe.
A few months before murdering four people at a Jewish Museum in Brussels on May 24th, a French Muslim named Medhi Nemmouche had been released from prison and had already joined the Islamic State (at the time, called ISIS).
Nemmouche had left the Museum unmolested and was identified only by images from surveillance cameras. He was arrested two days later in Marseille during an anti-drug check, where it was discovered that he was about to take a boat to Algeria. He had with him his weapons and a black flag of the Islamic State.
The French police knew exactly who he was. Despite everything, he had not been placed under close surveillance.
Nemmouche will be tried in Belgium, where he faces a sentence of life imprisonment — but life imprisonment in Belgium and France means a maximum of twenty-two years. He will not spend twenty-two years in prison. He will likely earn an early release for good behavior. Almost all prisoners in Belgium and France are released for good behavior. That he is a repeat offender and has been convicted seven times for robbery and assault will not be held against him: in Belgium or France, recidivism is theoretically considered an aggravating circumstance but is almost never taken into account in the judgments issued by courts.
In prison, he will join the company of people who share his ideas, and he will be able to join jihadi networks.
In Belgian and French prisons, a large majority of the inmates are Muslims, many of whom are radical; and jihadi networks are ubiquitous.
When he leaves prison, he will most likely join the Islamic State again, if he wants, and if the Islamic State still exists.
Nemmouche’s path resembles that of another French Muslim, Mohamed Merah, who killed three French soldiers and four Jews in the Southwest of France in March, 2012. Merah, like Nemmouche, had also served several sentences in prison and had joined Islamic organizations, although in Afghanistan, not Syria. He, too, came back ready to kill, and he killed.
The French police also knew who Mohamed Merah was. And he was also not placed under close surveillance.
The main difference between Merah and Nemmouche is that Merah chose to die in a police shootout. Because of the way he died, Merah became a hero for many young European Muslims.
At the time of the Merah case, against all evidence, the French government had put forward the “lone wolf” theory and officially dismissed the idea of jihad, although there were arrests in Islamist circles.
When Nemmouche was arrested, the French Interior Minister used more courageous words: he spoke of “jihadi networks” and of “problems” in the French prison system. He added that 700 French youths were in training camps in Syria, and could come back at any moment. The Belgian authorities used similar words.
These mentions of jihad and “problems” in the prisons were steps in the right direction. The problem is that there will almost certainly be no further steps.
Gilles de Kerchove, the EU Counter-terrorism Coordinator, recently said that there are, in fact, more than 700 French Muslims presently waging jihad in Syria. Available data show that there are also many Belgian Muslims, and many Muslims going to Syria from the rest of Europe. Belgian security services have estimated that the number of European jihadists in Syria may be over 4,000. Entire European fighting units seems to have been created.
The leaders of the French and Belgian do not have any real ways of implementing and managing better security or keeping track of suspects — even those likely to take action. These leaders do not even try to restore order in prisons. Government leaders currently preside over financially battered countries, mired in sclerosis, stagnation, wretchedly controlled immigration, and the perverse effects of redistributive social welfare systems that only multiply the poor and destroy jobs — the side effects of multiculturalism. They have neither the will nor the resources to cope with all the costs that would be involved.
They know that if they tried to do something, they would soon be faced with riots in the (mostly Muslim) “no-go zones” scattered throughout the outskirts of most cities.
They know that they would have to hire thousands of police and to consider using the army.
Finish reading this at Gatestone Institute.
Despite arctic sea ice growing by 43%, the EU nanny state is set to ban toasters, hair dryers and kettles in the name of preventing global warming.
Britain acts on homegrown jihadists. The UK has announced measures to prevent British citizens fighting in Syria and Iraqfrom returning home, as part of a raft of new anti-terror measures. The government will also stop others from joining the battle in the first place by giving police the power to seize passports of citizens suspected of travelling to join terror groups.
Say hello to men who hate NSA spying but blame women for being spied on
Over the weekend someone released hundreds of revealing photos of celebrities that appear to have been stolen from private storage. In response to this, a bunch of anonymous guys on the internet copied them and posted them all over the town square, because the internet is written in ink and if you are ever a victim once in your life the internet will remind you of it forever.
These men are the detritus of human society for whom the internet provides a warm blanket, so let’s remove the warm blanket for a minute.
THESE MEN ARE THE DETRITUS OF HUMAN SOCIETY
It’s still not clear how the private photos were obtained, but there’s a good chance the victims were hacked — it’s happened before. The last time, a man named Christopher Chaney illegally accessed more than 50 email accounts to steal nude photos and was later rewarded with 10 years in prison. Now, the hunt is on for the latest perpetrator. One theory pegs at least one user of AnonIB for the hack, and 4chan thinks it has already identified the guy who did it. While that’s going on, people are looking for other things to blame, like iCloud and victims that didn’t use better passwords. In any event, there’s a small group of one or more people responsible for this heinous intrusion. But they’re not the only ones responsible for it.
Take some of the members of Reddit, for example. If you’re not familiar with Reddit, this is the best way I know how to describe it: it’s an “anything goes” online message board where the loudest voices belong to misogynistic trolls who value anonymity over decency. In reality, “anything goes” is a bit of hyperbole, since the site does have two major rules: no child porn, and no posting “personal information.” And because Reddit is a special place, its ban on posting personal information will protect you unless you happen to be an attractive woman that lots of people want to see naked.
At ground zero of Reddit’s celebrity nude leak, where, as you are reading this, an orgy of men are sharing and ogling and re-sharing and re-ogling, lies this placard:
DO NOT POST ANY INFORMATION, TRUE OR FALSE, ABOUT THE IDENTITY OF THE PERSON(S) LEAKING THESE PHOTOGRAPHS AND VIDEOS. IF YOU DO THAT YOU WILL BE BANNED FROM THIS SUBREDDIT.
If the hypocrisy of this dim herd is not bare enough for you, consider this: these people want to protect someone who stole and exposed the private nude photos of women because logically their actions are roughly equivalent to someone who leaks state secrets like illegal mass spying on American citizens.
Fortunately, the internet is written in ink. Here are some men who don’t think it’s a big deal that Jennifer Lawrence and other celebrities had their nude photos exposed.
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In Obama Power Grab, Climate Trumps Constitution
Power: This lawless administration plans to bypass the two-thirds requirement for Senate ratification on a climate change treaty by entering into a “politically binding” hybrid agreement to “name and shame” climate scofflaws.
Apparently letting the Environmental Protection Agency run amok with regulations fulfilling candidate Obama’s pledge to bankrupt the coal industry, and enact a de facto cap-and-trade regime the president couldn’t get through Congress, is not enough.
The man who said his nomination was the moment the seas began to recede and the planet began to heal now plans to deal the rule of law and the U.S. Constitution yet another blow.
He’s doing it by agreeing to a Kyoto-like “accord” he can use as moral cover for further destroying the U.S. economy, in lieu of an actual climate change “treaty” that must be ratified by two-thirds of a Senate that has already unanimously rejected such a pact.
The accord, to be signed at a United Nations summit meeting in Paris in 2015, is designed to bypass both Congress and the Constitution through the manipulation of language.
“Accords” do not have to be ratified, but they commit the nations involved to action, in this case meeting artificial and meaningless emission targets.
U.S. negotiators are meeting with diplomats from other countries to hammer out this deal, which is grounded neither in science nor the law.
In the words of Paul Bledsoe, a top climate change official under President Clinton, “If you want a deal that includes all the major emitters, including the U.S., you cannot realistically pursue a legally binding treaty at this time.”
Except not all the major emitters will be shamed by this accord.
As for the “name and shame” part of the accord, syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer said it best when he observed on Fox News that it was the “dumbest idea since the Russian reset.”
Unlike America, countries such as China and India are going to relentlessly pursue their economic self-interest and, according to Krauthammer, “the idea of shaming the butchers of Tiananmen Square,” or the provocateurs that recently buzzed a U.S. reconnaissance aircraft at 20 feet, is ludicrous.
China, exempted from the Kyoto Protocol as a “developing” nation, in fact overtook the U.S. as the world’s largest carbon dioxide emitter in 2006 and has been the world’s leading polluter ever since.
Any reductions in U.S. emissions as a result of this accord would be dwarfed by China’s expanding pollution.
In 2012, China poured 9.8 billion tons of CO2 into the atmosphere through the burning of fossil fuel such as oil and coal. The country accounted for 70% of the increase in CO2 emissions that year.
By contrast and thanks to the shale gas boom resulting from fracking technology, a free market solution to anti-pollution and energy needs, U.S. CO2 emissions have been declining for years, reaching a 20-year low of 5.2 billion metric tons in 2012. Emissions are 10% below 2005 levels.
According to satellite data, which many scientists believe are the most accurate, global temperatures have flat-lined, and there has been no warming of the planet for almost two decades.
Islands like Tuvalu that were supposed to sink under rising seas have not. Any decrease in global temperatures as a result of any proposed “accord” would be by an amount too small to measure if any.
Like so-called health care reform, this relentless hyping of the climate change myth is not about saving the planet. It is about expanding the power of government at the expense of our liberty and freedom.
It is about government telling us what kind of car we can drive, what kind of power we can use, where we can live and even what we can eat.
As has been said, a crisis is a terrible thing to waste, even if one has to be manufactured.
The Deadly Israeli House Strikes Again
There are few weapons as deadly as the Israeli house. When its brick and mortar are combined together, the house, whether it is one of those modest one story hilltop affairs or a five floor apartment building complete with hot and cold running water, becomes far more dangerous than anything green and glowing that comes out of the Iranian centrifuges.
Forget the cluster bomb and the mine, the poison gas shell and even tailored viruses. Iran can keep its nuclear bombs. They don’t impress anyone in Europe or in Washington. Genocide is a minor matter when in the presence of the fearsome weapon of terror that is an Israeli family of four moving into a new apartment.
Sudan may have built a small mountain of African corpses, but it can’t expect to command the full and undivided attention of the world until it does something truly outrageous like building a house and filling it with Jews. Since the Sudanese Jews are as gone as the Jews of Egypt, Iraq, Syria and good old Afghanistan, the chances of Bashir the Butcher pulling off that trick are rather slim.
Due to the Muslim world’s shortsightedness in driving out its Jews from Cairo, Aleppo and Baghdad to Jerusalem, the ultimate weapon in international affairs is entirely controlled by the Jewish State. The Jewish State’s stockpile of Jews should worry the international community far more than its hypothetical stockpiles of nuclear weapons. No one besides Israel, and possibly Saudi Arabia, cares much about the Iranian bomb. But when Israel builds a house, then the international community tears its clothes, wails, threatens to recall its ambassadors and boycott Israeli peaches.
Angry British men in red Keffiyahs hold up signs about the Holocaust in front of Jewish cosmetics stores in London. Marginalized French youth, by way of Algeria and Tunisia, hurl stones at synagogues. John Kerry interrupts a speech on the dangers of Global Warming as an aide notifies him of an even bigger threat to the world. David just made a down payment on a two bedroom in Gvaot.
You can spit on the White House carpets and steal all the gold in Greece. You can blow up anything you like and threaten anyone you will, but you had better not lift a drill near the hills from which Balaam tried and failed to curse the Jewish people. Where the old Mesopotamian warlock failed, his successors in the United Nations follow in his footsteps by cursing Israel every day of the week.
Some may think that nuclear weapons are the ultimate weapons, but as we see, time and time again, the ultimate weapon is a hammer and a fistful of nails in a Jewish hand.
Obama has yet to dig up a strategy for ISIS and can’t think of what to do about Putin in the Ukraine, but there’s always a final status solution strategy for Israel which involves destroying as many Jewish houses as possible and driving out the families living inside them.
Everyone has their standards. There are things that we all cannot abide. And for all the Miss America answers about ending war, hunger and people who wear plaid in public, the one thing that everyone will stand up against or sit down in opposition to is the Israeli house.
China announcing that there would be no democracy in Hong Kong, ISIS losing a battle to Iraqi forces and Jihadists occupying the US embassy in Tripoli were all minor stories thoroughly buried by the horrifying report that Israel might “seize” 988 acres of land for housing.
From the amount of media coverage you might have thought that Israel had conquered France or Kuwait instead of allocating some land the size of a farm or a ranch for housing. If Israel had only allocated 2,000 acres, then aliens could have landed in Berkeley and the news would have been buried under coverage of the houses which might be build and on which Jews might one day live.
The land being “seized” had belonged to Israel and had no prior claims against it. If Qatar had decided to finance a Muslim construction project on the site, no one would have been opposed. But there are different rules for the Jews. There have always been different rules about where the Jews can live. International law is the new ghetto. Its enforcers are diplomats and BDS.
The State Department has claimed that building houses is “counterproductive” to peace. On the other hand the Palestinian Authority’s funding of terrorists never seems to be counterproductive. The legal decision about the land was made in accordance with the existing Ottoman law of the Muslim empire. But Muslim laws are only supposed to be applied when they advantage Muslims.
White House officials have in the past claimed that Netanyahu “humiliated” Obama by authorizing the building of houses. While Russia may threaten nuclear war against the United States, and Iran may play Obama for a fool, only Israel has managed to achieve official recognition for “humiliating” Obama, without even trying, proving once again that the Jewish race is so talented that it often achieves things that other peoples may only dream of without even realizing that it is doing it.
Now that Netanyahu has gone to the mattresses, literally, by authorizing new housing, the media will begin braying that Israel has humiliated Obama all over again. They say that every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings. But every time an Israeli jackhammer roars, Obama stands, like that famous trash-mourning fake Indian, with a tear slowly making its way down one glistening cheek at the sight of another humiliating Israeli house.
Finish reading this at Sultan Knish.
The Groot has a problem….