"ALL CAPS IN DEFENSE OF LIBERTY IS NO VICE."

Monday, June 18, 2018

Leftist traitor Gonen Segev arrested for spying on Israel for Iran

Gonen Segev, who accepted bribes to join Yitzhak Rabin's Labor government in 1993 and was partly responsible for enabling the Oslo accords, has been arrested on charges of espionage for the country that's currently proving the worst nuclear threat in the Islamic world:
Former government minister Gonen Segev has been charged with spying for Iran, Israel’s Shin Bet internal security agency announced on Monday.

The former energy and infrastructure minister – who also spent time in jail for drug smuggling, forgery and fraud – was arrested on suspicion of assisting the enemy in a time of war, spying against the State of Israel, and providing intelligence to the enemy.

An indictment was filed in the Jerusalem District Prosecutor’s Office on June 15 and approved by the attorney-general and the state attorney.

Segev is suspected of providing his Iranian handlers with intelligence related to Israel’s energy industry, security sites, buildings and officials in Israeli political and security bodies, and more.

According to the Shin Bet, Segev arrived for a visit in May to Equatorial Guinea, where he was refused entry to the country due to his criminal past.

Security authorities had gathered intelligence indicating that Segev was maintaining contacts with Iranian intelligence and assisting them in their activities against the State of Israel. The Israel Police subsequently requested his extradition to Israel, where he was immediately arrested upon his arrival for questioning by the Shin Bet.

The investigation by the Shin Bet and the Israel Police found that Segev was recruited and acted as an agent on behalf of Iranian intelligence. In 2012, Segev first met with elements of the Iranian Embassy in Nigeria, knowing they were from Iranian intelligence, and later traveled twice to Iran to meet with his handlers.

The investigation also found that Segev, who received a secret communications system to encrypt messages between him and his Iranian handlers, met with his handlers around the world, in hotels and apartments used for clandestine Iranian activity.

In order to meet the tasks he received from his handlers, Segev maintained ties with Israeli citizens who are related to Israel’s security and foreign relations. According to the Shin Bet, Segev tried to connect some of the Israeli citizens to Iranian intelligence, all the while trying to fool them and present the Iranian as innocent businessmen.
It's horrific, alright, and not even the first time he was charged with serious felonies. As the following states:
Segev was born in Israel in 1956 and served as a military pilot in the Israeli Air Force in the 1970s, reaching the rank of captain. Following his service, he studied medicine at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and became a medical doctor.

He was elected to the Knesset in 1992 as part of the now-defunct, hawkish opposition Tzomet Party and was lured to join Yitzhak Rabin’s government as energy minister in 1994 before he quit politics.

He was arrested and convicted for drug smuggling and credit card fraud in 2005 after attempting to smuggle 32,000 ecstasy (MDMA) tablets from the Netherlands into Israel. He was released in 2007 after serving two years of a five-year sentence. Segev, who said he thought the tablets were M&Ms, moved to Nigeria where he practiced medicine after his license was revoked in Israel.
It's regrettable he didn't serve enough time. One of the reasons he left politics was because his betrayal of the Tzomet party and public by supporting the Oslo accords only ensured nobody wanted to vote for the splinter party he formed with 2 other traitors. That he'd turn to serious crimes later on only proves he never learned any lessons, and probably felt vindictive for being rejected for his prior offenses. Now, it's to be hoped he'll face more convincing justice for aiding the enemy and the Religion of Peace, and endangering the country ever further. He should practically be locked away with the very adherents of Islam he was collaborating with. A most truly repellent man Segev is indeed. If there was an archive established for research on evil people, he could make a great candidate for inclusion in it.

THE CURRENT DEMOCRAT PARTY IS NOW A EURO-STYLE SOCIALIST PARTY

Obama transformed the democrat party:

The democrat party has shifted way to the left and is now a full fledged european socialist party; to an open borders stance to stay acceptable, but she didn't always feel that was necessary Hillary had to shift:

Tucker Carlson Tonight

Hillary to WABC in 2003: 

"I am, you know, adamantly against illegal immigrants. Certainly we’ve got to do more at our borders. And people have to stop employing illegal immigrants. Come up to Westchester, go to Suffolk and Nassau counties, stand in the street corners in Brooklyn or the Bronx – you’re going to see loads of people waiting to get picked up to go do yard work and construction work and domestic work."

VIDEO (of audio) 

The party would have nominated Bernie Sanders if Hillary and Debbie Wasserman Schultz hadn't cheated and if the party had no super-delegates....

Other centrist dems have also shifted left: Booker, Gillibrand, Schumer, and so on.
It started when they nominated Ned Lamont instead of renominating Joe Lieberman.
And the pace has accelerated....

It is the party of Henry Wallace and Bernie Sanders, not the arty of JFK and Truman....

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Gaza Muslims manufacture 5000 kite bombs

The arson-style attacks perpetrated by the Islamofascists in Gaza with kites have become horrific, and lately, as many as 5000 were prepared for terrorizing the Jewish neighborhoods in the area (via Pamela Geller):
The IDF struck a target in the southern Gaza Strip on Thursday, two hours after it fired warning shots in the same area toward Palestinians who were preparing airborne incendiary devices near the Bureij refugee camp.

“The IDF struck an infrastructure near the area where a squad had previously been preparing Molotov cocktails in the southern Gaza Strip,” the IDF said. “The IDF considers the use of incendiary kites and balloons to be severe, and will act to prevent their use.”

The announcement came shortly after Palestinians reported that a drone launched a missile at people near the border fence who were flying balloons with Molotov cocktails attached, and unconfirmed reports by Israeli media that Palestinians planned to launch 5,000 incendiary balloons and kites toward Israel from the Hamas-run Strip to mark Eid al-Fitr on Thursday night.

Gazans have been protesting along the border with Israel since March 30 as part of what organizers have called the “Great March of Return.” Demonstrators have been throwing stones, Molotov cocktails and rocks toward Israeli troops and flying incendiary kites and balloons into Israeli territory, destroying more than 900 hectares (2,200 acres) of forest, nature reserves and agricultural fields.

On Thursday, several fires broke out near Kibbutz Be’eri and in the Sha’ar HaNegev Regional Council from incendiary kites flown from Gaza. Firefighting teams fought to put out the blazes.

Speaking at a conference at Bar-Ilan University on Thursday, Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman said that while Israel has managed to intercept more than two-thirds of the kites that have been launched toward Israeli territory, “It is impossible to hermetically seal the sky.”

“But we are looking for solutions and I am sure we will find a solution,” he said, adding that “the trick is to strengthen deterrence and prevent the launch itself.”
The only solution is to re-raid and take control of Gaza again, if they don't want any worse horrors to occur. It's going to have to be done, sooner or later.

If the Bataclan sees nothing wrong with running a concert by an Islamofascist, then they should be boycotted

News came up in the past week that an Islamic rapper named Medine was going to perform at the very concert hall in Paris where one of the worst terrorist bloodbaths took place. A man who practically legitimized violence:
A row erupted has over a planned performance by a controversial Muslim rapper at the Bataclan, where 90 people were killed during the November 2015 Paris attacks.

Laurent Wauquiez, leader of the conservative party, The Republicans, said the concert would be “a sacrilege for the victims and a dishonour for France.”

Two lawyers acting for relatives of those killed and injured in the Bataclan massacre said they would launch legal action to get Médine’s planned shows on October 19 and 20 cancelled on the grounds that they pose a threat to public order.

Right-wing MPs started an online petition titled “No to the rapper Médine”, which has garnered more than 9,000 signatures.

Médine, whose full name is Médine Zaouiche, is known for provocative lyrics about Islam and France’s secular tradition. One of his albums is called ‘Jihad’.

However, the 35-year-old rapper, born in the Channel port of Le Havre, has offered his condolences to the families of those killed in the Paris attacks. He says he is against violence and the jihad he is referring to is an individual, internal struggle.

Liberals see him is an artist who wants to shock people into thinking about difficult issues in new ways, but lyrics such as “I put fatwas on the head of jerks” and “crucify the secularists” have shocked and disgusted conservatives.
If he's parroting the kind of propaganda that rose in recent years to claim "jihad" doesn't translate as religiously-motivated war, then he's committed taqqiya (deception), and doesn't deserve an audience.
Bruno Retailleau, a Republican senator, urged the government to employ “the same weapons against this rapper as those used against Dieudonné,” a comedian who has been convicted and fined for hate speech against Jews and condoning terrorism. Several of Dieudonné’s shows were banned under the former government of President François Hollande.

The row comes after survivors and families of victims of the Bataclan attack, which was claimed by Isil, filed a legal complaint on Friday over the failure of soldiers near the venue to intervene. They had been ordered not to enter the Bataclan. The case, which also seeks an explanation about why special forces were not deployed, could prove embarrassing for military commanders and political leaders in office at the time.
On this, here's another report revealing that when Francois Hollande's government was in charge, the tragedy was worse than previously thought:
Survivors and families of victims of the 2015 Bataclan attack in Paris filed a legal complaint Friday over the inaction of some soldiers that night in what could expose egregious failings within France's military and political commands.

The legal complaint was triggered by the testimony of a top military commander who gave evidence during a parliamentary investigation of the actions of police and military on the night of the attacks of November 13, 2015.

General Bruno Le Ray, Military Governor of Paris, defended the order that prevented eight soldiers located near the Bataclan concert hall from intervening in the attack because he thought “it unthinkable to put soldiers at risk just hoping, hypothetically, to save other lives”, Samia Maktouf, a Paris lawyer for the survivors and victims’ families, told FRANCE 24.

She said the soldiers were told not to use their weapons or even administer first aid to the many victims at the music venue during the two-hour siege by jihadists affiliated to the Islamic State (IS) group.
This is utterly jaw-dropping in the complete contempt that was displayed for defenseless human life. It even explains why police failed to act when Sarah Halimi was murdered. A lot of politicians and authoritarians alike are going to have to be held accountable, and should be thrown in prison, preferably alongside the same tyrants they allowed to get away with the barbarism.

Everyone concerned should give their support to the families of the victims of the horror at the Bataclan. And if the managers of the concert hall are that apathetic and tolerant of the very ideologies that led to the bloodbath, the French public should vote with their wallets and boycott the Bataclan. It's stunning how uncaring the management of the very location where the massacre took place could be, rejecting the Eagles of Death Metal band members who spoke out, yet fully accepting even scum like Sting who kowtow to Islamofascism out of delusions. Even the Bataclan's managers may have to be called in to testify what they knew behind the scenes.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

DENMARK BANS THE BURQA AND NIQAB


THE DANES ARE WAKING UP: JUST BANNED THE BURQA AND NIQAB!

The socialist party has also broken ranks with the left and joined the right on immigration issues.

There is hope...

Denmark has a diverse population of foreigners; most are Non-Western and the biggest group of non-Westerners are muslims - syrians and turks.

 I think Denmark should remain Danish p just as France should remain French, and so on.

NO Immigration without assimilation.

And that means controlling who comes in and how many and doing a good job of assimilating the ones from non-Western cultures.

Friday, June 15, 2018

PERMANENT ANTI-TERROR BARRIER AROUND EIFFEL TOWER


THE EIFFEL TOWER IS NOW TERROR-PROOF.

The ruling elite cannot harden the whole country, just a few hundred locations - which leaves most public vulnerable.

The ruling elite would rather harden their elitist sites and each other then harden the borders and expel islamists who favor sharia over the secular state.




I AM BACK

watch this space.....

Thursday, June 07, 2018

Macron blames Trump for the Hamas violence

Caroline Glick tells how French president Emmanuel Macron is endangering the region - and come to think of it, his own country - by validating Hamas:
Macron’s skillful diplomacy and fine judgment was on display once again on Tuesday. Standing next to visiting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Macron decided that the best way to prove his importance was by attacking Trump.

This time Macron didn’t do it by physically assaulting him on live TV. Instead, Macron chose to blame Trump for the lethal consequences of Hamas’s three-month-old terror operation against Israel along the Gaza-Israel border.

Some 110 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces deployed along Israel’s border with Gaza to protect Israel from Hamas penetration and terror. Hamas has acknowledged that at least half of the fatalities were its terrorists.

In the framework of this ongoing operation, Hamas buses hundreds of non-combatants to the border to serve as human cannon fodder. Hamas terrorists, interspersed among the crowds, use civilian cover to launch various types of assaults against Israel. These assaults have included border infiltration, mortar and rocket attacks, Molotov cocktails, and destruction of sections of the border fence.

Over the past week, the center of Hamas’s efforts against Israel moved to environmental terrorism. Hamas terrorists have launched hundreds of kites carrying Molotov cocktails and other incendiary devices across the border. Thousands of acres of farmland and nature reserves have been scorched.

Standing next to Netanyahu on Tuesday, Macron ignored all of that. He alleged that Hamas’s violent assault against Israel is a consequence of Trump’s decision to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Israel’s capital city, Jerusalem, on May 14. Macron claimed that the embassy move provoked violence and did not promote peace.

In his words, “If this leads to people dying it’s not a celebration.”
*Ahem* If the Hamas encourages/pressures anybody to commit violence in the name of racism and evil, that's what should not be celebrated. Yet this man now crosses the line with deplorable statements against the POTUS, and it goes without saying that not only are Macron's statements offensive, but he also owes Trump an apology.
Macron’s statement was not an isolated attack. Speaking at a conference in St. Petersburg on May 25, he called the embassy move “an error,” and said that the U.S. could no longer be considered an honest mediator in future negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians.

Last week, France voted in favor of a Kuwaiti-sponsored draft resolution at the UN Security Council which called for UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres to produce a written report within 60 days on ways to ensure “the safety, protection and well-being of the Palestinian civilian population under Israeli occupation.”

That draft resolution failed to mention Hamas by name or note that Israel removed its military from Gaza 12 years ago. It failed to mention that Hamas has controlled all aspects of life in Gaza since 2007. After ignoring basic realities of life in Gaza, the draft resolution instructed the Secretary General to include recommendations about “an international protection mechanism” for the Palestinians against Israel in his written report.

U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, who vetoed the resolution, called it “grossly one-sided and morally bankrupt.”
I think Macron's got it all backwards. A government like his cannot be considered reliable, and now he may have forced Jewish residents of France to conclude they'll have to continue leaving the country while Islamofascists continue to endanger the rest of the population. He should be ashamed of himself, and the time has come to call him out on how incredibly dangerous his policies are. The anti-American approach politicians like him have been going by has got to stop. And again, Macron should apologize to Trump.

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Sana Amanat posted some disturbing tweets after C.B. Cebulski said Marvel was committed to "diversity"

Bounding Into Comics and Douglas Ernst posted some screencaps of messages written by Marvel editor Sana Amanat, just shortly after C.B. Cebulski boasted the former House of Ideas was behind alleged diversity:
She perpetuates the falsehood that Republicans are nothing but racists/sexists on the one hand, and babbles that one day everyone will be "brown". And even claims she supposedly doesn't advocate Islamic sharia. And Marvel continues to keep her on their payroll? This sure doesn't make me feel encouraged to buy their modern output again. BIC says:
Can Marvel really be 100% diverse when people like Sana Amanat are working at the company and believe “diversity is stupid.” Can Marvel be 100% committed to diversity when Sana Amanat claims she wants everyone to be “brown?” Can Marvel be diverse when their Director of Content and Character Development thinks Republicans hate “Mexicans, Jews, Muslims, women, native Americans, the environment, science, and KIDS?”

It doesn’t look like Marvel actually embraces diversity on any level. They don’t really want racial diversity. And they surely don’t want intellectual diversity. Like many people who share her point of view, they’re looking for lockstep conformity to their own worldview. It reminds me of a catchphrase from Star Trek’s Borg. “Resistance is Futile.”
They also spoke with artist Jon Malin about this, and he said:
Regarding the publishing end of Marvel, Cebulski needs to focus less on the color of his employees skin or cultural backgrounds and get down to stone cold f****** business. This PC s*** should have ran it’s course when he came on and it’d be laughable if peoples livelihoods weren’t on the line and retailers weren’t falling left and right. We (fans, distributors, retailers, artists, convention organizers, EVERYONE) need absolute KILLERS in Marvel from top to bottom to turn this ship around and it’s overflowing with f****** talks of race, gender representation of it’s employees and other nonsense while the damn ship is sinking. I’m reminded of a quote from it’s former EIC Joe Quesada, a KILLER, when he said years ago…. allow me to paraphrase to make my point…’What the f*** is MARVEL COMICS anyway? They’d be better off calling it PC Comics. At least people know what PC is. I mean, they have Wolverine and Spider-man, and they don’t know what to do with them. That’s like being a porn star with the biggest dick and you can’t get it up. What the f***?'
The mistake Cebulski made besides not cross-examining employees like Amanat was stating Marvel was focused on diversity instead of stating their focus was on entertainment and making the audience happy with decent escapism. However, Quesada's quote is hilarious considering within a short time of his ascension to EIC during 2001-2011, he turned the company very PC, barring depictions of smoking, for example, a very short time after Marvel stopped using the Comics Code Authority. One of the few who was allowed to depict anybody smoking at the time was Brian Bendis when he wrote Avengers. And let's not forget how PC Quesada was with the Spider-Man lore, tarnishing Gwen Stacy before going out of his way to break up Peter Parker's marriage to Mary Jane Watson through a pact with Mephisto. And that's just a few of the examples that took place when Quesada was EIC, and got considerably worse by the late 2000s.

For now, if something's clear, Amanat has to be held accountable for her crude garbage comments, and should be told to apologize, which so far, she doesn't seem to have done. Until then, the audience can vote with their wallets and avoid anything she's working on.

PLO leads to cancellation of a soccer match with Argentina

A terrible embarrassment has occurred as an Argentinian soccer team cancelled a game in Israel, caving to threats from jihadists:
The Israeli embassy in Argentina officially announced on Tuesday night that the friendly match scheduled for this Saturday between the national soccer teams of Argentina and Israel has been cancelled.

"The threats and provocations against Lionel Messi, which logically raised fears against holding the game, are not foreign to the daily lives of the Israeli population, whose athletes have often been the target of violence and terror attacks,"
the embassy said in a series of tweets.

Reports in Argentina on Tuesday night said the match was cancelled earlier following Palestinian Arab pressure on the Argentine team not to play in Jerusalem.

Culture and Sports Minister Miri Regev (Likud) later spoke with the organizer of the friendly [match].

Regev’s office said in a statement following the meeting that she had been told that ever since the Argentine national team announced it would play in Israel, various terrorist organizations have been sending messages and threats to the team’s players and their families, with explicit threats to harm their lives and their family's lives. Among other things, the players were sent videos and pictures of children's bodies.

Minister Regev said, "I hope that Argentina's players will not succumb to the terror threats and to the BDS organizations."
If they have, they've succumbed to utter cowardice in an era when courage is needed. This is another offense the PLO and their minions have committed on their part, for which they have to be condemned, and more sanctions should be imposed upon them.

Bill Cosby supports Louis Farrakhan

Bill Cosby's already been convicted on 3 counts of sexual assault, and is now awaiting his official sentencing while under house arrest. But look what he had posted on his Twitter page nearly a week ago:

He's giving his support to the overlord of the Nation of Islam? The same man who even defended Mike Tyson after he raped Desiree Washington in the early 90s? Well...I think this says pretty much all we need to know about Cosby's mindset, where he stands and where he's going. In the documentary review I linked to, it says the following:
Kopple gives Tyson credit for his talent and skill as a boxer and provides a context for the violence in his life, but she doesn’t cut him any slack for his rape of beauty contestant Desiree Washington in Indianapolis in 1991. The director also provides the pop-cultural framework for Tyson’s conviction and the six-year sentence he’s now serving, including a chilling clip from a rally in support of Tyson in which Louis Farrakhan defends the boxer by hectoring the women in his audience. ”How many times, sisters,” he shouts, ”have you said ‘No’ and you meant ‘Yes’?”
What Farrakhan did was - and still is - sick and repellent, just as Cosby's backing for Farrakhan is now. Cosby said at least a few more items that backfired big time, and this would have to be the capping of the sewage cover for his undeserved career. He's really done it this time, and only ensure a lot less people will care to check out his past resume. Cosby's sentencing can't come soon enough, and among the things he'll have to be remembered for besides his rape crimes themselves, it'll have to include his support for apologists of the same.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Obama's F.B.I. Spied on Donald Trump Presidential Campaign

Cross-posted from American Power, "Crossfire Hurricane: Obama's F.B.I. Spied on Trump Campaign."

*****

It's "bigger than Watergate," but it's not this administration that's in trouble; it's the previous one.

Here's the big story at WaPo, "'Bigger than Watergate': Trump joins push by allies to expose role of an FBI source."

And also, from yesterday at NYT, "A Secret Mission, a Code Name and Anxiety: Inside the Early Days of the F.B.I.'s Trump Investigation." (Also at Memeorandum.)

Still more, from Mollie Hemingway, at the Federalist, "10 Key Takeaways From the New York Times’ Error-Ridden Defense of FBI Spying on Trump Campaign." Still more, at NRO, "Spinning a Crossfire Hurricane: The Times on the FBI’s Trump Investigation."

And most of all, see Kim Strassel, at WSJ, "Was Trump’s Campaign ‘Set Up’?":
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes appeared on “Fox & Friends” Tuesday, where he provided a potentially explosive hint at what’s driving his demand to see documents related to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Trump-Russia probe. “If the campaign was somehow set up,” he told the hosts, “I think that would be a problem.”

Or an understatement. Mr. Nunes is still getting stiff-armed by the Justice Department over his subpoena, but this week his efforts did force the stunning admission that the FBI had indeed spied on the Trump campaign. This came in the form of a Thursday New York Times apologia in which government “officials” acknowledged that the bureau had used “at least one” human “informant” to spy on both Carter Page and George Papadopoulos. The Times slipped this mind-bending fact into the middle of an otherwise glowing profile of the noble bureau—and dismissed it as no big deal.

But there’s more to be revealed here, and Mr. Nunes’s “set up” comment points in a certain direction. Getting to the conclusion requires thinking more broadly about events beyond the FBI’s actions.

Think of the 2016 Trump-Russia narrative as two parallel strands—one politics, one law enforcement. The political side involves the actions of Fusion GPS, the Hillary Clinton campaign and Obama officials—all of whom were focused on destroying Donald Trump. The law-enforcement strand involves the FBI—and what methods and evidence it used in its Trump investigation. At some point these strands intersected—and one crucial question is how early that happened...
Keep reading.


Monday, May 14, 2018

USA embassy has finally been established in Jerusalem

Today, a most joyous, positive event has taken place. The opening of the American embassy in Jerusalem:
President Donald Trump delivered a video address at the ceremony opening the official United States embassy in Jerusalem, recognizing the historic impact of his decision.

“The plain reality that Israel’s capital is Jerusalem,” Trump said, calling the decision about the location of the embassy “a long time coming.”

Trump announced his decision to relocate the U.S. embassy in December 2017, fulfilling a campaign promise.

“Today we follow through on this recognition and open our embassy in the historic and sacred land of Jerusalem and we’re opening it many, many years ahead of schedule,” he said.
As Miriam Adelson notes here, it's a great day for Israel:
When the U.S. inaugurates its new embassy in Jerusalem today, we Israelis will rejoice – loudly, proudly, and justly.

It will be a national milestone, a turning point. It will be a cause for celebration on a par with Israel’s Declaration of Independence in 1948 and its victory over three enemy armies, and the expeditionary forces assisting them, in the Six-Day War of 1967.

We will be like the dreamers of Psalms, our mouths filled with laughter and our tongues with joy, at this honor for Israel’s ancient, beloved, undivided and eternal capital: Jerusalem, the focus of our thrice-daily prayers for 3,000 years.

Americans should be just as thrilled. I can say this with full confidence because I am not only a native-born Israeli; I am also a naturalized U.S. citizen who cares deeply about American interests.

The embassy opening is a crowning moment for U.S. foreign policy and for our president, Donald Trump. Just over a year into his first term, he has re-enshrined the United States as the standard-bearer of moral clarity and courage in a world that too often feels adrift.

Exactly 70 years ago, as the horrors of World War II were still fresh, another great president, Harry Truman, asserted U.S. leadership by recognizing the fledgling State of Israel. Trump is the Truman of our time. He knew that Americans, first and foremost, would benefit from his recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, as would peace-loving people everywhere.

And he took action on Jerusalem, just as he did in nobly quitting the vile Iranian nuclear deal last week, and just as he is doing right now, with tough diplomacy on North Korea.
America should definitely be thrilled, and you can be sure plenty are...but there's still Democrats who not only aren't, their representatives didn't even show up:
Four U.S. Senators addressed members of the press at the King David Hotel in Jerusalem on Monday morning, hours before the official relocation of the U.S. embassy — and all four were Republicans.

Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX), Dean Heller (R-NV), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Mike Lee (R-UT) made the trip, along with ten Republican U.S. Representatives — but not one Democrat joined the U.S. delegation for the embassy event.

Only former Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) — who was the Democratic nominee for vice president in 2000 before being rejected by his party in 2006 for his support of the Iraq War — came to Jerusalem to join in the festivities.

Two journalists asked the Republican Senators why no Democrats had come.

Sen. Cruz said: “That is a sad, sad manifestation — I wish we had every member of Congress here … every member of Congress had the option before them to come.”

Sen. Graham said that no one, Republican or Democrat, had been specifically invited to the ceremony — they simply chose to come or they did not. And he noted that only Republicans had come of their own volition.

“It’s not for me to tell you what that says,” Graham said. “It hurts me.”

He noted that the absence of Democrats sent a dangerous message that Americans were not united in their support for Israel.

“There’s too much going on in this region to send mixed signals,” he said.
Indeed, as the great occasion was taking place, the Hamas incited a mob at the Gaza crossing to riot, and there were even anti-Israeli demonstrators cavorting around outside the complex of the embassy. Such refusal to put politics aside is not helpful.

A GOP representative predicts that countries outside western Europe will move their own embassies to Jerusalem as well:
“Guatemala is going to open up an embassy in Jerusalem in two days,” he said. “Paraguay is on the way. I think you’re going to see a lot of countries out of Western Europe start to follow the United States’ lead. I bet you some of those countries who are our traditional allies will probably be the laggards in this. But hey Brian, that’s fine. I mean, do the right thing and some of these smaller countries who have done that — I think they’ve shown a lot of courage in doing so.”
Eventually, I think even the western European countries will show the guts to make the move too. For now, it's great that the USA sent an important message and moved the embassy to Jerusalem, putting an end to what should be a non-issue and recognizing the vitality of history. That's something to celebrate.

French government wants to make it a crime for citizens' group to defend country against invaders

The French government is not giving a good image of itself if they intend to allow legal persecution of heroic citizens defending their borders:
A newly revealed memo from the French Justice Ministry has revealed Emmanuel Macron’s government has found there is a possibility to prosecute members of the identitarian Defend Europe mission for patrolling the Alpine border for illegal migrant crossings.

The memo, authored by the director of criminal cases and pardons at the Department of Justice, Rémy Heitz, was sent to various magistrates to remind them of offences, “aimed at behaviour hostile to the movement of migrants,” La Dauphine reports.

“The control of the respect of the borders, by the visual surveillance or the construction of obstacles, by people hostile to the movement of the migrants is likely to constitute an intentional interference in the functions police forces,” the memo states.

“The deportation of migrants by these same people, including without violence, is also likely to characterize an offence provided by Article 433-12 of the Penal Code,” the memo adds.

The memo also states that while the Defend Europe activists could be arrested for forcibly deporting illegals there is no provision to arrest them for alerting police to illegal crossings while out watching the border.
And they're trying to make that a crime too? This is sick, even worse than how the Bush administration regarded the Minutemen group. They must be called upon to stop what they're doing immediately, and do their job at protecting the borders so the Defend Europe group won't have to. And stop being apologists for Islam.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Shmuley Boteach spoke with Polish premier about their problematic Holocaust law

As 2018's Holocaust Memorial Day takes place, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach went to Poland and spoke with the Polish prime minister in regards to the needless law they conceived that punishes people for blaming Poland for the tragedy of WW2, which is divisive and only makes the situation worse. We have to hope his conversation will have some effect in getting Poland to cut out this idiocy they've committed.

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Justice League #42 is making me lose respect for Christopher Priest

I thought he was blowing it when he shoehorned Geoff Johns' SJW creation, the Islamic Green Lantern Simon Baz, into the pages of this latest volume that's soon to be cancelled. Now, with issue 42, he's making things worse with the following moral equivalence on Israel and "Palestine", seen in this panel:
This is disgusting. This is precisely one of the problems any realist could have with Islam - that it teaches to live a lie (or, as per the Arabic word for deception, taqqiya), that there was supposedly an Arabic/Islamic country called "Palestine" built on land that's part of Israel. Even Golda Meir made clear there's no such thing. The name was originally conceived by the Roman empire following the defeat of the Bar Kochva revolt in 132 CE, 2nd century. Needless to say, Priest's starting to really lose me with this propaganda stunt, and here when he'd made a valid argument 2 months ago about why writers of black/Asian/Latino descent shouldn't be given ghettoized roles in scriptwriting. This is very sad, and it doesn't stop there. There's also the following conversation between Baz and Jessica Cruz to consider:
In the second panel, he's making light of murder-suicide, which is offensive to victims of suicide bombings. That's no way to make a character likable, no matter what his religion, and Priest's failure to consider that is stunning. Making Baz tantamount to an anti-Israelist is also very bad. The review of this issue on Geekdad doesn't help, as the reviewers are clueless:
Justice League #42, the penultimate issue of Priest’s run before Snyder, Tynion, and Williamson come in to blow everything up, has a lot to do, and unlike most issues of his run, I’m not sure everything landed. It’s still easily the most ambitious Justice League run I can remember, with an overtly political bent and major developments for multiple characters, but it almost feels overwhelming at times this issue. The opening page of the issue has Jessica and Simon discussing the weird kiss with Batman, which I still don’t quite get. It didn’t seem to go anywhere, and the fact that Jess knew he was engaged (as confirmed this issue) makes the whole plot rather icky. The issue then picks up in the aftermath of Wonder Woman’s shooting, which is revealed to be a near-fatal neck shot. Priest’s take on her powers is that she’s not really invulnerable at all without the protection of her bracelets, which doesn’t quite match up with what we’ve seen – I assumed she had at least some level of innate invulnerability.
So what was that Priest once said about being able to write anything, and doing research? It all depends how well he understands all these world affairs and history, and if he actually was willing to do it. Evidently, he didn't, and that seriously detracts from his credibility.

The review from Inside Pulse also notes:
Speaking of medical help, the Red Lion easily dispatched Cyborg last issue and dumped him in Deathstroke’s room. Slade Wilson explains who the Red Lion is, but also introduces himself to Cyborg so…. that calls into the question the history of the first Teen Titans team of the Rebirth era. [...]
So this story sticks with the New 52 reboot, does it? Yet that's probably nothing compared to the mistreatment of Wonder Woman in this tale, featuring a bloody cauterization when she's injured, and certainly nothing compared to the minimization of the serious issues involving Islam.

It was bad enough when Geoff Johns had to inject this terrible propaganda into the DCU 6 years ago, topping it off with the cliche of a white supremacist being the real villain in the Baz debut stories. Priest is making things worse by applying ever more revolting personality traits to Baz, and worse, insulting decent segments of society in the process. He must've done this because the volume's being cancelled, and thought it a perfect opportunity to exploit the last issues for such a nasty moment. But all he's doing is suggesting he doesn't have what it takes anymore to do a story right, and if he wouldn't do the research he argued is necessary to turn out a good story, or realize why trivializing serious matters is reprehensible, then he's worn out his welcome and is no longer a good choice for a scriptwriter today. The capitulation to PC propaganda by modern writers is just what's destroying the medium.

Friday, March 23, 2018

Terrorist attack in two close French locations

A hostage situation with 2 people murdered took place in Trebes, France, committed by an Islamic State supporter:
At least two people were killed after a gunman claiming allegiance to the Islamic State group opened fire and took hostages at a supermarket in southwest France on Friday, security sources told AFP.

Police were negotiating with the unnamed hostage-taker who remained holed up in the Super U store in the town of Trebes after storming in at around 11.15 am (1015 GMT).

French investigators suspect the gunman is a Moroccan man who had been flagged as a potential extremist, a security source said.

A witness reported that the assailant was armed with knives, a gun and grenades and shouted “Allahu Akbar” (God is greatest) before going into the supermarket.

A source close to the probe said a Moroccan man had been identified as the hostage-taking suspect.

“Most of the Super U staff and customers managed to get away,” said a security source, who asked not to be named because he was not authorised to speak publicly.

“An officer is currently in contact with the hostage-taker.”

The source said two people had been killed according to a provisional toll, while regional police chief Jean-Valery Lettermann told AFP: “We are unfortunately expecting to discover there are more victims.”

Fifteen minutes before the supermarket incident in Trebes, a policeman was shot in the nearby town of Carcassonne while out jogging with several colleagues.

He was in a stable condition, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said.
There was a report on TV stating that a third victim sadly succumbed to death. The area of Trebes was struck by terrorism before, and if the authorities/government are smart, they'll start doing sweep inspections to locate the hideouts and black markets these jihadists are getting their sanctuary and weapons from.

There's more on Breitbart about the case.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Nicholas Sarkozy charged with accepting money from Gaddafi

France's former president has been put under investigation and charged with taking money from Libya's former autocrat for the French election campaign, exceeding the limit usually allowed:
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was handed preliminary charges Wednesday over allegations he accepted millions of euros in illegal campaign funding from the late Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi.

A judicial official told The Associated Press that investigative judges overseeing the probe gave the ex-president charges of illegally funding his 2007 winning campaign, passive corruption and receiving money from Libyan embezzlement.

The person was not authorized to speak publicly about the case.

The charges came after Sarkozy was questioned for two days by anticorruption police at a station in Nanterre, northwest of the French capital. The investigation involving funding for his 2007 president campaign. Investigators are examining allegations that Gadhafi’s regime secretly gave the politician 50 million euros overall for his campaign.

The sum would be more than double the legal campaign funding limit at the time — 21 million euros. In addition, the alleged payments would violate French rules against foreign financing and requiring that the source of campaign funds be declared.
If this is so, it somehow doesn't surprise me he'd take money from a tyrant. Sarkozy did nothing to stop Islam when he was president, allowed jihadism to fester, demanded Israel surrender territory to the PLO, and even gave an award to anti-Israeli journalist Charles Enderlin, which I'm sure was no accident. He was even photographed putting his hand on a woman's breast, which is inappropriate behavior for a head of state. If Sarkozy ran for office today in the post-Harvey Weinstein era, the chances are much higher that could be used against him, and make him a far less appealing candidate than before.

The least Sarkozy could do now is apologize for the hugest errors he made in his one term, but all the same, I think his political career at this point is over, and his associations with Gaddafi were wrong too. Naturally, if he played any part in Gaddafi's overthrow without ensuring there'd be a suitable replacement and democracy/sanity could reign in Libya, then that's another grave mistake he made. So, in retrospect, nobody needs to feel too sorry to see Sarkozy get charged with felonies.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Germany failed to deport asylum seeker who murdered girl for not converting to Islam

The UK Metro reported a Muslim trying to get asylum in Germany murdered a girlfriend for not converting:
An asylum seeker has been arrested in Germany over the murder of his girlfriend.

It is alleged that Ahmad G, 18, killed girlfriend Mireille B, also 18, because she would not convert to Islam. Identities of people in court cases are restricted in German law.

He carried out the alleged killing during the appeal process to have him deported, according to prosecutors, and snapped when she refused to put on a headscarf.

Mireille is one of several young women who has died at the hands of refugee men in the country – crimes which have helped fuel the rise of the far-right Alternative for Germany party.

She was stabbed to death on Monday night in the northern city of Flensburg.
The real failure was the German government's not incarcerating him before he could carry out the crime. They just let him go around loose, and a terrible tragedy took place as a result.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Nikki Haley's to be commended for defending Israel again from the UN's bully tactics

UN Watch has the transcript from US ambassador Nikki Haley's speech at AIPAC, which rightly condemns the UN for it's anti-Israelist bullying. I'm glad there's people like her running the show now, which is very helpful in dealing with some of the worst antisemitic outfits out there.

Thursday, February 01, 2018

Tariq Ramadan under arrest in France on rape charges

The grandson of one of the Muslim Brotherhood founders has been put in custody in France on charges he raped at least 4 women:
The high-profile Muslim academic Tariq Ramadan has been taken into custody by French police investigating allegations of rape and sexual assault.

Ramadan, a Swiss national who spends a significant amount of time in France, was being questioned by detectives in Paris on Wednesday evening. A preliminary inquiry has been opened after two women filed official complaints last year claiming he violently attacked them. He is also accused of making death threats against one of his alleged victims.

Ramadan, 55, a professor of contemporary Islamic studies at Oxford University since 2009, has strenuously denied the allegations and filed a counter complaint for slander against one of his accusers, the writer Henda Ayari.

The French-born Ayari claims Ramadan raped, harassed, intimidated and sexually assaulted her in a Paris hotel in 2012. The writer, a former Salafi Muslim turned secular feminist, originally detailed the alleged attack in her book, "I Chose to Be Free," published in France in November 2016, but gave her attacker a false name. After the Harvey Weinstein scandal and #MeToo campaign, Ayari named the attacker as Ramadan and made a formal police complaint.

On her Facebook page, Ayari wrote Monday that she had complained to police to "demand justice for the aggression of which I was a victim, as have other women who don't dare report it to the police because they are afraid."

On the French TV channel BFMTV in October, Ayari, 41, described her ordeal. [Link in French.] "I thought I was intelligent. I thought I could protect myself, but I couldn't that evening. He said it was what I wanted. He insulted me and said women like me deserve this.… He said several times that the fact I no longer wear the veil meant I deserved what I suffered. I had provoked his desire and it was my fault…. I was ashamed, I didn't want anyone to know," she said.

A second woman, a 42-year-old Muslim convert whose name has not been released, claimed that Ramadan raped her in a hotel in the southern French city of Lyon in 2009. She has also reported Ramadan to police. Four Swiss women have accused the Islamic scholar of making inappropriate sexual advances at them while they were teenage students in Geneva.

Ramadan, a renowned Islamic theologian and the grandson of Hassan Banna, founder of the Muslim Brotherhood movement in Egypt in the 1920s, is popular in conservative Muslim circles. Israel considers him one of the most important voices for the Brotherhood in the West.
Hold on, what's that? Shouldn't that be "most dangerous"? Because that's what he is, and his violations of women further compound that perception. This'll hopefully ensure his career is over, and he should by all means rot in prison for violating those women.

Obama associated with Farrakhan prior to his election

And the news was kept entirely secret for many years so as not damage his electoral chances. Even now, however, there's still plenty of leftist news outlets who've refused to report about it:
A review of media monitoring services reveals that every cable news network except Fox News has thus far ignored or downplayed the story of the suppressed 2005 photograph of Barack Obama with Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan.

The photograph was released last Saturday by a left-wing journalist. To their credit, the left-wing new media, led by Talking Points Memo, did much of the legwork in reporting further details of the story — such as the fact that the Congressional Black Caucus had invited Farrakhan to meet with them, and that the photograph was deliberately hidden to protect then-Sen. Obama’s nascent presidential campaign.

Still, the networks ignored the story.
For failing to discuss the issue, which is very serious, they should be absolutely ashamed of themselves. And all they cared about was Donald Trump's supposed connections with a KKK member despite having no connections and denouncing him in the past. Nobody should be wasting time on channels like CNN if they won't focus on something disturbing like this.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Such people don't belong in high profile jobs

The editor of a Pakistani edition of Newsweek, already long an awful magazine, trivialized child rape in posts he wrote on Twitter:
The editor-in-chief of Newsweek Pakistan has issued a series of tweets minimising child sexual abuse and making lewd comments to female critics.

Fasih Ahmed, a former staff writer at the Wall Street Journal, tweeted: “The sexual abuse of children will always exist. You can never eliminate it. Sometimes it leads to great art. So there’s also that.”

The comment was Ahmed’s take on the current furore in Pakistan surrounding the rape and murder of 12 children as young as 6 years old by a serial killer in the city of Kasur.

The 40-year-old’s response to the inevitable backlash was combative, with one female critic being told: “I’m glad you were raised on the healthy cum of your male family members.”

The Newsweek journalist also appeared to think it was a good thing that the killer’s victims were all female, tweeting: “On the bright side, at least he’s straight.”

He explained “Straight better than not. From an Islamic perspective” in another tweet, adding: “Men are superior than women in Islam. Damaging boys who become men would ruin society as we know it.”
His comments have been deleted and Newsweek is distancing themselves from the monster. But here's another example of somebody who obviously didn't receive a background check when first getting the job arrangement.

And that's not the only creep in the Islamic world who doesn't belong in a job requiring a big reputation. Even a Muslim "model" wearing a hijab working for L'Oreal had to step down after it was discovered she'd written antisemitic tweets  nearly 4 years ago:
French Cosmetic giant L’Oréal fired hijab-clad Muslim model, Amena Khan on Monday following revelations that Khan posted several anti-Semitic memes and rants on social media. Most of the postings were from the summer of 2014, during Operation Protective Edge, while Israel was in the midst of a difficult counter-insurgency campaign aimed at stopping indiscriminate Hamas rocket fire and destroying Hamas terror tunnels that the group hoped to use in the commission of mega attacks against Israelis.

L’Oréal had initially hired Khan to feature in an ad campaign for hair products. Khan attempted to frantically delete the damning tweets but soon learned to her chagrin that what’s posted on the internet stays on the internet like a stubborn rash that won’t go away.

In a statement, Khan said that she “deeply regret[ted] the content of the tweets,” and decided to step down because she didn’t want to serve as a distraction from the positive aspects of L’Oréal’s message of inclusivity. L’Oréal released its own message stating that it agreed with Khan’s decision to step down.

Reading between the lines, it’s easy to discern that Khan’s decision to step down was anything but voluntary. L’Oréal fired her and had no choice in the matter. The backlash against L’Oréal was instantaneous, and the company had its reputation to protect, and of course, the bottom line.
Even so, they do have a nasty past, much like IKEA, Coco Chanel and Henry Ford, in being nazi collaborators during WW2, and hiring somebody that vile only makes it look like they never learned any lessons. All that aside, it's hilarious why a woman wearing a hijab would be chosen to represent hair care products.

In more similar news, even a Muslim "beauty blogger" in Britain turned down an award offered by Revlon because they're working with Israeli actress Gal Gadot:
A popular Muslim author, entrepreneur and social media star has rejected an award from Revlon after Israeli actress Gal Gadot was declared the frontwoman for the cosmetics giant’s latest advertising campaign.

In her rejection of the Changemaker Award, Amani Al-Khatahtbeh — known among her fans and followers as MuslimGirl — accused the “Wonder Woman” star of backing “the oppression of women and girls” in supporting the Israel Defense Forces.
More hilarity in motion, I see. Gadot served as a great role model for women in the army, acted in a movie that provided something similar, and the dummy still shuns her because she can't come to terms with the phoniness of her beliefs. I guess she shouldn't use Revlon products either, because they were formed by Jewish employees. Just another selfish, obnoxious brat who can't appreciate the better qualities of life, and that's why Revlon would be wise not to offer awards to people like her anymore.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

The time when DC scrapped a Superman story with Islamic propaganda around 2011

A story whose synopsis, as I recall, could've been potentially offensive to Americans. CBR has some history of this tale written by Chris Roberson, which was replaced by DC editorial with a previously unused story written by Kurt Busiek:
Sinbad was a new Muslim superhero that Bill Loebs introduced into the Superman titles in 1990 during a fill-in arc on the Superman titles. The late, great Curt Swan came back to the Superman titles (that he drew for over 20 years in the 1950s through the 1980s before the books rebooted in 1986) and drew the storyline, which was about a young telekinetic hero from Qurac (DC’s stand-in for Middle Eastern countries like Iran or Iraq). Sinbad (which, okay, was probably a bit of a sketchy name, even if Loebs obviously meant well) even got his own entry in the 1990 DC’s Who’s Who…
First of all, I don't think it was actually stated in the original story by Loebs that the character was a Muslim, though it was noted in the Who's Who entry he was Arabic. However, the profile does state that when he got hold of a belt that could provide him with some of the telekinetic powers he got, Lex Luthor waged an anti-Arab hatemongering campaign to try and retrieve it, dispatching paramilitary crooks to vandalize houses and stores in Little Qurac, including those belonging to Davood Nassur's folks. It even included a bizarre bunch of crooks in costumes who all called themselves "Sinbad", and Nassur made an effort to stop the imposters. The profile also notes that his family were victims of the secret police of the Shah in the country, another suggestion they weren't whitewashing Islam per se at the time (thankfully, the industry wasn't that far gone back then), but depending on your viewpoint, the notion Luthor would wage such a campaign as he did is still disturbing and questionable from an artistic perspective. Bill Loebs and Curt Swan were both pretty talented creators in their time, but this sounds like a potentially black mark on their records.

As for the Superman issue 712, where the reintroduction of Nassur was to have taken place, it was replaced by the story written by Busiek, and Roberson had the following statement to offer:
As much as I look forward to seeing an unpublished Kurt Busiek Superman story, it’s a shame that DC didn’t determine that the story we prepared for Superman 712 didn’t work in the Grounded storyline in time for us to do a different story. As it happened, the Sharif story was included in the outline for the remaining issues of Grounded that I submitted in November. The outline was approved, and in February the issue synopsis that I provided was used to draft the solicitation text, to work up character designs for Sharif (the grown up version of Sinbad from the early 90s), and for cover art to be pencilled, inked, and colored. The script for the issue was accepted in April, and was drawn, inked, and lettered. Unfortunately, when the issue was ready to be sent to the printer in the third week of May I was informed that the decision had been made not to print it.”
I wouldn't be shocked if the story had been very pro-Islam as could be expected, and Roberson's already had his share of moments where he made leftist comments that were truly awful. That DC opted to drop his Superman story was certainly odd, considering it was surely never the first story they'd ever published with a whitewashed view of Islam (at the time, they'd published the joint project with the Kuwaiti propagandist behind The 99 comic) and look what happened with Green Lantern soon after. At this point, I'm sure the irony isn't lost on anyone that Geoff Johns, by sharp contrast, was granted full ability and free rein to introduce his own Islamic propaganda - much worse than anything Sinbad under Roberson might've stood for - in the form of the Simon Baz character in Green Lantern, and something tells me that if Johns had written the story credited to Roberson, it would've been greenlighted instantly without question. I honestly don't get why Johns, much like Brian Bendis, gets all these privileges, or why DC's willing to take "risks" with his ideas they won't with writers of ostensibly lesser caliber. But that's a telling problem about the Big Two nowadays: they have a lot of favoratism for overrated writers who get high profile jobs all because they've worked in some allegedly fancy job or written a supposedly classic product that wouldn't work with a larger audience.

Tim Seeley carries on Geoff Johns's "progressive" vision of Green Lantern

In an interview with Newsarama, writer Tim Seeley's just told them how he's carrying on with what Geoff Johns set up over 5 years ago with the introduction of a Muslim to the Green Lanterns:
When writer Tim Seeley got the gig on Green Lanterns, he not only wanted to make sure it was character-focused and showed the challenges of becoming superheroes, but he also wanted it to be the "more progressive" Green Lantern book.

As Seeley put it, "there's a reason that it's a man and a woman, that it's a Muslim guy and a Latina."
If it were just a Latina - or a character of a specific racial background - that'd be perfectly okay, though the way she was introduced decided isn't. But emphasizing somebody who goes by a horrific belief system and whitewashing all its components, that's where it warrants serious disapproval. If he wanted to cast a character simply of Arabic/Lebanese descent, that alone would've been fine. When the emphasis becomes religion sans any distinctions whether it's a good or bad one, rather than race/nationality, that's when you know something's wrong.
In Seeley's first Green Lanterns storyline, which kicked off in October, the writer not only portrayed the lead heroes struggling to find jobs on Earth, but Seeley also attacked the issue of xenophobia during the pair's mission on another planet.
Oh, and we can only guess what political angle he's going by. That's exactly why nobody should overlook the harm Seeley's contributing to the medium with his exploitation of the GL franchise. On which note, let's continue to the interview itself and see what he's saying:
Newsarama: Tim, now that you're a few issues into your run and finishing the first storyline, what were some of the things you wanted to establish about Jessica about Simon as you started on Green Lanterns?

Tim Seeley: The thing I took from the book before I started — and I'm not sure everyone did — but what I thought Geoff [Johns, who co-created both characters] set up and from what [former Green Lanterns writer] Sam [Humphries] was doing with it was that this is the Green Lantern book that's about the people that have the job and not really about the Corps or the history.

I think Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps should be about things that involve the larger institution and things that involve the Guardians and all that mythology that comes with it.

But Green Lanterns should be the book about people who are average, everyday people who have to deal with this job.
Hmm, does that include average, everyday aliens from different planets? Because if the marginalization of Martian Manhunter in recent years says anything, DC decided some time ago otherworldly aliens cannot serve as star hosts of a title, let alone co-stars of a team title, compounding the impression they lack confidence in their ability to sell by story merit.
Nrama: So is that how you distinguish it from the other Green Lantern book?

Seeley: Yeah, if the other book is sort of, you know, Star Trek meets police stuff, then this one is going to be like a Spider-Man story. You know? It's going to be the young hero dealing with power and responsibility and what that entails.

And it also, I think, has to be the more progressive Green Lantern book. I think that's what Geoff originally wanted. There's a reason that it's a man and a woman, that it's a Muslim guy and a Latina. All those things, I think, are what makes this book unique and makes it different from the other Green Lantern title.
And from what I found about Johns' take on GL nearly 5 years ago, it's clear he did intend to shove politics into GL far worse than anything Denny O'Neil and Neal Adams ever did. Even if their run in the early 70s was overrated, at least they didn't go out of their way to whitewash bad religions and propagandize in the favor of bad ideologies. However, if Johns was leveling criticism at the O'Neil/Adams run in GL: Rebirth during 2005, he only proved himself hypocritical with this new age leftist propaganda he obviously didn't see contradicting what he put in GL: Rebirth earlier.
Nrama: Is that the reason behind some of the themes you're exploring — like this storyline's plot about two life forms sharing a planet, and the next storyline, which has a sort of human trafficking-type story?

Seeley: Yeah, I really wanted to dive into that stuff. I wanted it to be more rooted on real-life issues.

But I wanted it to be very character-based and about the things that Simon and Jess would deal with that we could all relate to, but that are also specific to the kind of people they are — that Simon is a Muslim guy in America in 2017 and that Jessica is a Hispanic woman in America in 2017 — but also be about them specifically. They are people with interesting, unique personalities. Simon's kind of impulsive and brash and that's what makes him who he is. And Jess is very cautious and very sympathetic to people.

All those things had to be tied into a unique approach to the book, which is what I hope I pulled off.
The only thing he's pulling off is propaganda intended to serve the SJW narrative that America is "islamophobic" and inherently "racist" to anybody considered immigrants. I wouldn't be surprised if the story about human trafficking is also depicted very dishonestly; I seriously doubt it's a metaphor for Planned Parenthood.

Real life issues are fine so long as you know how to be honest and open about the details involved, and Seeley's not doing that, from what I can tell. I will say DC's being very cunning, however, to keep things shrouded in metaphors, because that way, they're able to foist bad propaganda upon the audience even more easily than Marvel did with books like The Truth: Red, White and Black back in 2003.

And again, one has to wonder why two humans are the prime focus of a spinoff title in a sci-fi franchise and not otherworldly aliens. A few of the comentors weren't impressed with Seeley's progressive preaching either, and one said:
TELL A GOOD STORY and stop worrying about agendas, since Seeley has taken over the title has gone down, it's boring
I sometimes feel at this point like GL collapsed after 1988 and never recovered. And why, all this time, hasn't DC thought of righting a wrong like the slaying of Katma Tui, by bringing her back to the land of living? There's a lot of past errors like that which DC had over a decade to prove they're willing to mend, and their progressive agendas have evidently gotten in the way. In a manner of speaking, you could argue they've got a low opinion of otherworldly aliens and humans.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Christians in the middle east are in serious danger of Islamofascism

A Christian movement in Britain's presented some very horrific findings:
Egypt, Jordan, Syria and the Palestinian territories are amongst the most dangerous places on earth for Christians, according to a new report.

Although Christians claim the area as their Biblical heartland alongside Israel, persecution and discrimination, especially in the past 15 years, means they now constitute no more than three to four per cent per cent of the region’s population, down from 20 per cent a century ago.

Hard-line Islamic views and state-sanctioned “religio-ethnic cleansing” are the key drivers behind the Christian genocide.

Just 12 months ago, the Islamic State branch that operates in and around Egypt designated the northern African country’s Christian minority their “favorite prey” in a 20-minute propaganda video.
And European politicians still tragically fail to protect Christians in the middle east any more than their own. No doubt because somewhere along the way, they concluded Christianity wasn't oppressive enough to suit their visions, and that's why they imported so much of it to Europe over the years.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

California's 101 Freeway Won't Open for at Least Another Week (VIDEO)

Had to share this video. Unless you see it, it's hard to imagine how hard those mudslides hit. Remember, Highway 101 through Montecito and Summerland is literally on the coast, and those mudslides built up velocity from the local mountains, which rise up to about 4,000 feet just a couple of miles from the ocean. It was murder in the flood path of the mud, as so many people found out too late (for one reason, because emergency text notifications went out hours too late).

Here, "U.S. Highway 101 to Stay Closed for at Least Another Week (VIDEO)."

At the video from KSBY Santa Barbara above. And at USA Today below: