11 December 2017

Iran, the foremost sponsor of terrorism in the world.

Not so.
Before proceeding further here, however, the statistical falseness of the allegation that Iran is the foremost state-sponsor of terrorism has to be clearly recognized as being the ultimate fact; because, if this entire question — to which Mueller and Comey contributed so importantly to answering by their identifying Iran (and Shia generally) as being precisely that (‘the foremost state sponsor of terrorism’) — can be assessed at all objectively, then the statistical answer to it would certainly be the objective one.

Wikipedia’s article on "Iran and state-sponsored terrorism." says: “According to the Global Terrorism Database, the majority of deaths, more than 94% attributed to Islamic terrorism since 2001, were perpetrated by "Sunni jihadists of the Islamic State, al-Qaeda and others. [footnotes omitted]” Only 6% were Shiites, at all — from any country. Similarly, my own independent study of 54 especially prominent global instances of Islamic terrorism was headlined (and reported that) "All Islamic Terrorism Is Perpetrated by Fundamentalist Sunnis, Except Terrorism Against Israel.” (The anti-Israel terrorist instances might constitute the “6%” which was referred to in the Wikipedia article, but that article provided no good link to its source for the “6%” figure.)

So: the basic allegation is false, that Iran is the foremost state-sponsor of terrorism; the general allegation isn’t anywhere near to being true. It’s a lie.

"Here’s why the US spreads falsehoods about Iran. Iran is not sponsoring terrorism, but the US has vested interests in perpetuating lies on the matter." By Eric Zuesse, The Duran, 11/27/17.

09 December 2017

Gen. Flynn.

The real reason that the military/security complex is after Gen. Flynn is that he is the former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency and he said on a TV news show that the decision by the Obama regime to send ISIS to overthrow Syria was a “willful decision” that went against his recommendation.
"Paul Craig Roberts: America Is 'Walking Into Armageddon'." By Paul Craig Roberts, ZeroHedge, 12/8/17.

06 December 2017

Foreign influence in Washington.

That which must never, ever be discussed.
In any event, the fact is that after what seems like years of accusations, not a single iota of actual evidence has corroborated the charge that the Trump campaign plotted with Putin to deprive Hillary Clinton of her divine right of succession to the Oval Office. The foundational myth upon which the Mueller investigation rests – the idea that Russia was behind the WikiLeaks email dump – was never real, to begin with: the Mueller probe, therefore, once launched, branched out into a more general look at foreign influence on the incoming administration. Which could and should mean that half of Washington will soon be lawyering up. [1]
The Saudis bought off State Department officials with responsibilities pertaining to the Saudi Arabia by letting it be known, shall we say, that after retirement from federal service there might well be lucrative employment opportunities available to “knowledgeable and experienced” (that is to say, cooperative) people (who didn't make waves where Saudi realities are concerned).

It seems to have worked to the benefit of the Saudis as it’s now virtually universally accepted that Iran is the chief sponsor of terrorism around the world. Saudi sponsorship of virulent wahhabiism? Nothing to see here, boys. Move along if you please.

[1] "As the Fake ‘Russia-Gate’ Scandal Fades, the Real ‘Israel-Gate’ Scandal Emerges." By Justin Raimondo, Russia Insider, 12/6/17.

04 December 2017

Not with the program.

He just isn't.
And I'm past the point of holding my Senators and representatives up to some absurd moral standard, so Republicans can stop with these insufferable circular firing squads anytime one of their own is found out to be doing something underhanded. I've crossed the Rubicon and take a purely tribal stance with my politics. My only question is, "Will this person actively make my life worse over the next two/four/six years?" If not, and they have an R after their name, then they have my vote. The Left can go [frack] themselves, I'll never consider a single candidate from the Democrat party. By my guess we'll all be shooting at each other in another generation anyways.
Comment by The Jomsviking on "Equality Is a Flesh-Eating Bug Destroying the Tories From the Inside." By Toby Guise, Taki's Magazine, 11/6/17.

03 December 2017

Pearls of expression.

The males of your nations now exist under the constant threat that something they did, or didn't do, thirty or forty years ago will suddenly be 'remembered' by one of your Precious Princesses, and used to effect his destruction. Hordes more then also 'remember' and come forward to deliver 'justice' to the latest Horrible Male.

Over at pseudo-conservative Breitbart, they've been busy trumpeting their 'outrage' at all Those Other Males caught in the latest FeMarxist vise; the authors and commenters are busy high-fiving one another, not to mention the gaggle of thirtysomething females that dominate the, uh, alternative channel, FOX. Appropriately named, at least.

Comment by Ray on "Equality Is a Flesh-Eating Bug Destroying the Tories From the Inside." By Toby Guise, Taki's Magazine, 11/6/17.

Oblivious to the past.

All the histories of Stalinism, the Red Terror, the purges and the New Order; taught us absolutely nothing whatsoever.....


As soon as another self destructive atavistic tyranny showed up, society all bowed down and denounced itself, again. . . .[1]

It’s true. 100,000,000 deaths at the hands of communists – invariably associated with unspeakable ignorance, arrogance, and savagery – and the modern Westerner doesn’t blink an eye. The Very Worst Thing to the cretins pushing the E.U. fiasco was “nationalism.” Yes, K Mart shoppers, nationalism. All the ills of the 20th century were due to nationalism. Totalitarian governments (controlled by moral cretins and ignorant savages) and delusional political and economic thinking? Not so much.

[1] Comment by Wind mills of his mind on "Equality Is a Flesh-Eating Bug Destroying the Tories From the Inside." By Toby Guise, Taki's Magazine, 11/6/17.

Journalistic integrity.

From a very interesting Jack Cashill piece on Project Veritas:
A few months back, CNN's Van Jones told a Project Veritas undercover, "The Russia thing is just a big nothingburger." CNN producer John Bonified elaborated, "I think the president is probably right to say, like, 'Look, you are witch-hunting me. You have no smoking gun; you have no real proof.'"[1]
That would be Van Jones the communist. Now working at CNN having worked previously at the Obama White House. That Van Jones.

PS – Project Veritas needs your support. Please consider helping these people who work hard to expose the sleaze and grime of American politics.

[1] "Not All Stings Work: On the War James O'Keefe Is Winning." By Jack Cashill, American Thinker, 11/30/17.

30 November 2017

Theft from Fran Porretto.

Someone has been selling Fran’s novels without his permission and at inflated prices with no payment to Fran, of course. See his post Outrage.

The name of the online vendor is KISS Library.

Fran kindly allows me to cross post on his site, Liberty's Torch.

Weapons cache discovered in Spain, January 2017.

For organized crime and terrorists:

Cache of 10,000 weapons.

29 November 2017

Back from internet death.

The message on my Windows 7 machine on November 19 when I turned it on was “Group policy client service failed login. Access denied.” Thus began the familiar pointless recourse to Microsoft repair and restore options that historically have proved to provide illusory or short-term relief. My anti-virus program kept “turning off” just prior to this nine-car pileup and there were interminable waits for “program not responding.” I won’t name the A/V vendor as I am not sure my problems can fairly be laid at its feet. My annual payment to MS for tech support resulted only in their advice to make a clean re-install of Windows 7. Again, I don’t fault that advice as not every problem with Windows of whatever flavor is resolvable by a minor though magical tweak.

I resolved to re-install and then upgrade to Windows 10 which I failed to do when it was free for reasons that escape me now but probably the word “obtuse” covers all the bases. "Stupid" also comes to mind. 10 seems like a good version and hopefully MS told it like it is when they said this is the last “version” of Windows. Since upgrade it’s been the classic misery of reinstalling program and transferring settings, macros, and styles. Thanksgiving came along but it’s been a week-long exercise in getting back to where I was.

Btw, I decided to install Word 2007, which I’d bought as insurance a while back. I liked the ribbon but it seemed unable to handle long documents and started misbehaving by showing me every revision I’d made since the fall of Corregidor. I ditched that and went back to the tank-like Word 2003 which works fine under 10. I lost my auto-correct trove and at this point don’t care to get them back. No great loss but certainly a part of the aggro.