While the noose is tightening around ISIS in Raqqa and Mosul, the terror group have published sickening photos of life under their rule in Kirkuk and Damascus.
Almost anyone who has followed the US presidential selection process closely could realise what a brilliant campaign Donald Trump has conducted. He saw that in its self-absorption, the US political class had completely failed to grasp the extent of public anger at the deterioration of almost everything. American public policy has brought about the greatest sequence of disasters since the 1920s, when the liquor business was given to gangsters by Prohibition, followed by the equities debt bubble and the Great Depression.
In the past 20 years, both parties shared in the creation of the housing bubble, which produced the greatest financial crisis since the 1930s, and a decade of war in the Middle East which, despite excellent military execution, Obama has turned into a victory for Iran and an immense humanitarian disaster. Further foreign policy humiliations have included the evaporating ‘red line’ in Syria, the 180-degree switch in official attitudes to Iran, culminating in a delayed green light to nuclear weapons (if Tehran chooses to wait).
The working-class cockneys of London’s East End have long been the butt of jokes among the British upper classes. Over the last century and a half, a fascination with the East End spawned popular books by Charles Dickens and Oscar Wilde and television shows like Coronation Street and East Enders. London’s white East Enders have for decades been fleeing to the suburban county of Essex, north and east of London. The BBC documentary Last Whites of the East End is about the few who haven’t left.
The dramatic cultural change that animated the recent Brexit vote is most pronounced in the East End, where the tension between Muslim immigrants and lower-class whites is high.
When the Air Force separated from the Army to become an independent military service after World War Two, it was understood that airmen would continue to provide vital combat support to soldiers on the ground. Army aviation ended up consisting mainly of helicopters, but there are plenty of combat situations where only a well-armed jet can give soldiers the life-saving fire support they need.
The most dangerous mission the Air Force flies in delivering firepower to soldiers on the ground is called “close air support.”
The denigration of the white working class is the real prejudice of our age.
According to the Institute of Race Relations (IRR), the EU referendum result has ‘taken the shame out of racism’. To confirm this assertion, the IRR has been busy appealing to the public to send it reports of racist incidents. London mayor Sadiq Khan clearly shares the IRR’s concern. A few days after the referendum, he said: ‘I’ve asked our police to be extra vigilant for any rise in cases of hate crime and I’m calling on all Londoners to pull together.’ In turn, the Metropolitan Police have added apparent substance to the fears of Khan and the IRR. Between 24 June, the day the referendum result was revealed, and 2 July, the Met received 599 allegations of hate crime, a rise of more than 50 per cent on the weekly average.
On July 4, 1975, in Zion Square in Jerusalem, a booby-trapped refrigerator exploded, killing 15 people and wounding 77.
Munich Police Chief Hubertus Andrae revealed the teenage mass murderer had joint German and Iranian citizenship and was not previously known to police.
Federal officers said 10 people are dead and 20 critical after the horror shooting which prompted the city to declare a state of emergency – police confirm children are among the dead.
One of the bodies recovered is that of the shooter, who killed himself after going on a deadly rampage inside the bustling Olympia shopping mall and outside a nearby McDonalds.
An American man who died fighting alongside Syrian Kurdish fighters to oust Islamic State from the northern Syrian city of Manbij has been named as Levi Jonathan Shirley.
Shirley, who adopted the Kurdish name of Agir Servan, was killed on July 14, the Kurdish Peoples’ Protection Units (YPG) said in a statement posted on its website on Thursday.
The YPG is part of a U.S.-backed alliance of Syrian Kurdish and Arab fighters called the Syria Democratic Forces (SDF), which launched an offensive in May to seize the last territory held by Islamic State insurgents on Syria’s frontier with Turkey.
Sexist! Racist! Fascist! Along with the feral Left’s violence outside the GOP presidential candidate’s rallies, those accusations have been the soundtrack of Hillary Clinton’s orchestrated smear campaign. No surprise there, but why are some conservatives joining the chorus?
What is it about Trump that some conservatives find so distressing? You’d expect progressives to be disturbed, of course, even before you get to policies. Trump is a manly, no nonsense, successful businessman. When you do consider policies, the nightmare deepens.
He is unashamedly proud of his country, and has made it clear that when it comes to foreign policy and trade, he intends to put its interests first. He is pro-life, and supports police and the military. He supports Israel, and Israel’s right to defend itself. He does not buy into currently popular (and in some circles mandatory) issues like global warming and multiculturalism.
A horror story for progressives. But why are some conservatives also lining up under the #nevertrump banner? Only a few percent; not enough to influence the outcome of the Republican Convention. But a few percent of conservatives who refuse to vote, or vote for a third party candidate, may be all it takes to get Hillary Clinton over the line and into the White House.
The Munich shopping mall shooter claimed he is a working-class German out for revenge.
He was responding to taunts from onlookers, who filmed his movements of the car park roof of the Olympic Shopping Centre in the district of Moosach, after he went on a deadly rampage.
At least nine people have been killed in the attack yesterday evening.
Witnesses said that the gunman screamed ‘I’m German’ and ‘Allahu Akbar’ before shooting at children.
Munich attacker was 18 year old German of Iranian background
Munich: Gunman acted alone, then killed himself
It’s known as a modern-day hub of progressivism. but its past is one of exclusion.
PORTLAND, Ore.— Victor Pierce has worked on the assembly line of a Daimler Trucks North America plant here since 1994. But he says that in recent years he’s experienced things that seem straight out of another time. White co-workers have challenged him to fights, mounted “hangman’s nooses” around the factory, referred to him as “boy” on a daily basis, sabotaged his work station by hiding his tools, carved swastikas in the bathroom, and written the word “nigger” on walls in the factory, according to allegations filed in a complaint to the Multnomah County Circuit Court in February of 2015.
A US artist in Berlin has found a provocative way to invigorate the drug decriminalization debate. He has submitted an official application to erect a public landmark for drug dealers in one of the parks where they do business.
Minnesota-born Scott Holmquist submitted a citizen’s application to the local Pirate Party in Berlin’s Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain district, where local party representatives will consider it before submitting their own version to the council in the next legislative period.
Two of the local parks, Görlitzer Park and Hasenheide, are the scene of frequent police raids against drug dealers, most of whom are of African origin. “Establishing a monument to the African-immigrant park drug dealer would recognize contribution of this dangerous job in the ongoing fight against the heritage of colonialism and for individual’s freedom to control their body,” Holmquist’s proposal reads.
The hunt for hate is getting out of hand. This week police figures revealed that 138 incidents of racial or religious abuse, committed by children under the age of 10, were reported in England and Wales last year. One case, in Manchester, involved a three-year-old, who was said to have caused ‘harassment, alarm or distress’ to his ‘victim’.
Let’s get one thing straight: children cannot really be accused of racism. By investigating children for racial abuse, the police are granting children a level of political agency that they simply do not possess. If they sometimes utter racist speech, it’s most likely because they’ve regurgitated it from films, TV, song lyrics, or perhaps their parents. Children do not see the world through the racially tinted lenses that some adults do.
An era ended for the Republican Party Thursday night with the delivery of Donald Trump’s acceptance speech at the GOP’s Cleveland convention. The old era began when Barry Goldwater accepted the Republican presidential nomination in 1964 and, in doing so, explicitly rejected the Eastern GOP establishment that had dominated the party for decades. Few realized at the time that the Goldwater nomination would usher in a new Republican era anchored in the rising South and West. Most pols and commentators back then thought the hapless Goldwater represented nothing more than a passing blip on the radar screen of politics.
As mass purges continue following Turkey’s failed coup attempt – with more than 50,000 people detained, arrested or dismissed in recent days – dissident Turks are not the only ones suffering bouts of anxiety, some of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s most loyal supporters are also concerned: Syrian refugees.
When it became clear that Erdogan’s AKP, Justice and Development Party, would retain power, violent mobs descended on Ankara’s Syrian neighborhood, smashing windows, vandalizing storefronts and looting nearly all Syrian-run establishments along the district’s main shopping strip.
“They were so angry when they arrived, and we couldn’t say anything to stop them,” said Faiz Abed Al-Kareem, a Syrian whose fruit and vegetable shop had all its windows broken. “They were trying to provoke us, to bring us in the street to fight them, but we just stayed in our homes and prayed for the night to end,” he told DW
Orlando and Nice attacks: Domestic violence links to radicalisation
In the aftermath of the recent mass killings by lone attackers in Orlando and Nice, more details have come to light about the attackers’ histories and identities.
Both attackers had track records of domestic violence, depression and questions around their sexual identities.
As the self-styled Islamic State group (IS) continues to stake claim on exported attacks on the West, it has also disseminated a range of identity politics and gender norms.
The message is less about empowering individuals through religion, and more about attracting insecure and threatened individuals with a psychological need for control and simple answers.
Thank goodness it has nothing to do with Islam!
The boiling frog is an anecdote that describes a frog slowly being boiled alive. The premise is that if a frog is placed in boiling water, it will jump out, but if it is placed in cold water that is slowly heated, it will not perceive the danger and will be cooked to death. This metaphor is often used to describe the inability or unwillingness of people to react to or be aware of threats that occur gradually and incrementally. I suggest that the British media, replete with pro-Islamist propaganda, intends to whitewash and dilute the dangers of Islamic extremism so slowly and in increments that we barely even notice it.
Man, 60, threw CHILLI powder in another man’s face before slicing his nostrils open with pliers and threatening to cut off his penis because he thought he was having an affair with his sister-in-law
“Word is seeping out. Frank Buckley and I have been offering our advice and a few speeches for Donald Trump’s campaign. There goes my longtime friendship with George Will. He began his writing career with AmSpec almost fifty years ago but apparently will not end it here or for that matter even in the Republican Party. He is now even on the outs with House Speaker Paul Ryan.
I think George will become a member of the Inadvertent Conservatives For Hillary (ICFH). There are others in this camp. They are composing the largest mass retirement from politics in recorded history. What will they write on in the future? George can write on baseball, but the others? Well, the field of stamp collecting is wide open. Franklin Delano Roosevelt was a stamp collector, so it’s not as though stamp collecting has always been off limits to students of politics. One imagines them launching a new movement, Neo-Philatelism. I await word of their Neo-Philatelist foreign policy.”
Not sure that would help, unless they plan to arrest the Democrats who have turned the windy City into an urban battleground.
“Shala, the magazine’s owner and general manager, said he didn’t know that the facts in the piece, which he said was written by an Egyptian journalist for another publication, were incorrect.”
Holocaust denial and anti-semitism are among the values we share in common with Islam according to Justin Trudeau. h/t MP
A mother and her three daughters were stabbed while on holiday in France because the attacker was enraged by the father grabbing his crotch.
Mohamed Boufarkouch attacked the woman and her three daughters, aged eight, 12, and 14, in the village of Garde-Colombe near Laragne-Monteglin, in south-east France, at around 10.30am on Tuesday.
He told a court he approached the father and said: ‘You shouldn’t have done that in front of my wife’, referring to the victims’ father scratching the inside of his thigh over his shorts.
Too Big to Jail
“There should be no bank too big to fail and no individual too big to jail,” Hillary Clinton declared in one of the Democratic debates. Well, what about the Democratic candidate for president?
Since by now every word out of Mrs. Clinton’s mouth is b’chezkas sheker (assumed to be untrue), it should perhaps be no surprise that the above statement also turned out to be false, as description if not prescription.
FBI director James Comey stood before the press last week and thoroughly eviscerated every Clinton talking point about her emails and private server. His presentation was itself highly unusual. The FBI is the investigative branch of federal law enforcement, not the prosecutorial branch. Comey is no longer the U.S. Attorney for the South District of New York. Announcement of the decision not to prosecute Clinton for “gross negligence” in her handling of classified information should have come from the Justice Department not the FBI.
“Everything I told you then is true. … But the interpreter there told me that a faithful woman must not use words like sex and rape. Words like that would dishonor my husband and our family. She also said that I was a blasphemer, because I went to the police. No woman should report her own husband. The husband must be honored.”
“Sali” in an apparent suicide note to her lawyer, Alexander Stevens.