"We believe it is highly likely that the attack was carried out by the Assad regime," British Prime Minister Theresa May said in a televised statement. "Apart from anything else, we believe it's only the regime that has the capability to make such an attack."Comment by Marko on "The White House Report – TTG." By Sic Semper Tyrannis, 4/13/17.
Not counting, of course, the Trump regime, the Netanyahu regime, the Erdogan regime, the May regime, the Hollande regime, the Al Saud regime, the.....
23 May 2017
22 May 2017
As the CIA reopens its rebel supply lines [in Syria], it’s important to note that the entire opposition is dominated by al-Qaeda and other radical Islamists. While pro-regime-changers in the U.S. have repeatedly blame[d] the rise of ISIS on the U.S. not sufficiently sponsoring the “moderate” rebels, in reality the program of supporting the moderates was the major factor that empowered the jihadists. The so-called “moderates” were never separate from the extremists, and often were only called “moderate” to justify U.S.-support.
 "Trump Escalates Syrian Proxy War." By Steven Chovanec, Consortiumnews.com, 5/18/17.
What is the difference, I wonder, between a Russian military satellite's eyesight and that of a commercial satellite and for that matter the American military's eyes in the sky? I got interested in satellite eyesight when I noted that only a Russian satellite was able to see Islamic State oil truck convoys driving from Raqqa in Syria to Turkey's side of the border.
"Uh oh. U.S. sounds hopping mad about de-escalation zones in Syria." By Pundita, 5/16/17.
16 May 2017
The militant [U.S.] promotion of regime change is no longer in the cards for Syria, and great advances have been made on the anti-terrorist front against Daesh, but that doesn’t mean that the US isn’t still a danger to the Arab Republic."Carving out 'Kurdistan' is the US’ new end game in Syria." By Andrew Korybko, The Duran, 5/15/17.
Channeling the adaptive strategies of Hybrid War, the US changed its premier goal in Syria and is now seeking to geopolitically fragment the country to compensate for the failure of its years-long regime change operation, and it’s using the PYD-YPG Kurds as its battering ram for doing so.
There was no way to chalk up these complaints to adolescent theatrics. A February survey of CHS teachers had already revealed a school that resembled Lord of the Flies. Cursing, yelling students roamed the halls, pushing, shoving, ramming each other into walls, sometimes “accidentally” colliding with teachers. Thirty-six out of 79 teachers surveyed believed that they were unsafe in the hallways, and those who didn’t acknowledged either being big enough to stare down students or practiced at minding their own business. . . .The subtitle of Ms. Hymowitz's piece speaks of racial "gaps in education." Nope. It's about racial "gaps in culture," the unwillingness of young
What could not be said out loud was that the problem kids were all black, though the district superintendent did delicately indicate that the school’s trouble is “racialized.” Like many inner suburbs, once predominantly white Cheltenham has become increasingly African-American over the past decades.
But let's celebrate the joys of diversity. Let's do that. And as mass immigration and demography inexorably work to make white Americans a majority minority in our own country, which tickles Whoopi [cushion] Goldberg no end, let's celebrate the reign of anarchy. Where we, like the school guards in this article, look the other way while primitives take over.
 "Unsayable Truths About a Failing High School. A viral student brawl in a once-thriving school highlights public evasions about racial gaps in education." By Kay S. Hymowitz, City Journal, 5/15/17.
14 May 2017
Emmanuel Macron’s predictable victory in the second round of the French presidential election on May 7 is bad news for France and detrimental to the prospects of Europe’s cultural and demographic survival. For details see my June column in Chronicles: he is a paradigmatic pastiche of Europe’s postmodern transnational elite, a former international banker and fanatical Euro-integralist, an Islamophillic open-borders globalist willfully blind to the civilizational threat we all face. In brief, “Macron belongs to the elite class: rootless, arrogant, cynically manipulative, and irreversibly jihad-friendly . . . He embodies France’s loss of the will to define and defend one’s native culture, and the pan-European loss of the desire to procreate.”You will find do finer summary of the Western sickness than in Mr. Trifkovic's article. Found, let it be said, in Chronicles , a superb magazine that I cannot recommend highly enough.
 " Macron's Victory: A Dark Day for Europe View all posts from this blog." By Srdja Trifkovic, Chronicles, 5/10/17.
The ruling establishment is too strong and too deeply entrenched on both sides of the Atlantic to allow for any departure from the elite consensus on an important issue. That much is clear from Trump’s serial U-turns—on détente with Russia, on regime change in Syria, on the future of NATO and the usefulness of the European Union, on NAFTA and the grand strategy of global dominance.Pres. Trump's U-turn on these matters reflects either an extraordinarily dishonest and opportunistic personality or the extraordinary power of The Establishment or the Deep State, or the moneyed interests, frame it how you will.
I don't care for the character-assassination style of American politics or the ad hominem fixation of the left in practically every debate. Trump's not a man who seems to be a conceptual thinker and his use of Twitter may fairly be said to reveal a certain impulsiveness and unwillingness to stay focused on what is really important. That said, it has served him well in enabling him to bypass the media and speak directly to millions in ways that I don't quite grasp, having as I do no interest in "tweeting" anything. My blog is narcissistic enough as it is.
However, I think Trump is possessed of considerable common sense, is a kind and decent man, and is possessed of a visceral patriotism that I think millions of his supporters understood very clearly. When you think about a man like French president Macron (and Sarkozy and Hollande before him) you see complete contempt for the nation he leads. Obama was the same. A cipher who lived to abase himself before the nearest hotel doorman or jumped up prince who happened to be born on top of several gigatons of oil and gas. Trump is not any of that.
MAGA and the absence of any desire to play in the globalist sandbox are sincerely held precepts of his.
Thus, Trump's actions are explicable only by positing enormous political power wielded by his opponents in the Deep State, particularly as his opponents have the power to destroy what he has built in his business career. So far as I know, Trump's electoral victory was obtained without his having to kowtow to big money. However, the fortune that enabled him to get elected may be what ultimately makes him vulnerable to financial retaliation. As you may have read, Soros and others have reportedly forgiven Trump "hundreds of millions of dollars" in debt and Soros has also reported given Trump's son-in-law a $250 million line of credit.
These are examples of positive inducements. I am sure there are negative ones that Trump did not foresee . . . and which have been hinted at.
The ominous thing in all of this is what Trifkovic raised without further discussion: the possibility that people who don't fancy their ancestral home's becoming a third-world latrine and no-go zone for whites will conclude that elections cannot change things.
An odd development for a civilization that has chased the universal franchise like the Holy Grail.
 " Macron's Victory: A Dark Day for Europe View all posts from this blog." By Srdja Trifkovic, Chronicles, 5/10/17.
 Link provided only to raise the issue of debt forgiveness not to highlight any of the other allegations in the linked article.
13 May 2017
Mr. Shulgin comes across as a man firmly committed to the OPCW and the role it is meant to play in investigating allegations of chemical weapons use. The sincerity and decency of this man is obvious and Ms. Boyko was extremely well informed about the subject of her interview.
Russians officials and media people come across as serious and decent people (when they're not being wickedly funny) and not at all like the caricatures some of our commentators hold up. Exhibits A and B: LTC Ralph ("Putin's a racist") Peters and GEN Jack ("Soviets on the march") Keane (ret.).
Don't look for anything of this quality on Fox, CNN, MSNBC, CBS, etc. With some exceptions (Seymour Hersh, Jack Cashill, Sharyl Attkisson, Diana West, Jim Simpson, Tucker Carlson, for example), they are not interested in doing their jobs.
It's clear that the U.S. has zero interest in having the OPCW investigate the incident in Khan Sheikhoun, Syria, on April 4, 2017, thereby making clear that this incident is thick with political calculation. Obstruction and avoidance of finding out what happened and who was responsible are what's on the menu.
The White House statement on the Khan Sheikhoun incident proves nothing and Pres. Trump is committed to a dishonest version of events, all in aid of a strategy that is risky and unwise, and that guarantees we will remain committed to the disastrous policies of Barack Hussein Obama.
Aggressive war, not to put too fine a point on it.
PS – That's not an actual quote of Keane's.
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Communism lives on, BTW. Merkel, the "ex" communist agitprop specialist in E. Germany now dictates the destructive policies of Germany. And as I point out ad nauseum, Obama started his political career in the living room of two communist terrorist and had as his closest White House adviser a woman whose father, grandfather, and father-in-law were communists.
Blond in the Belly of the Beast has provided a tour de force on the whole communist phenomenon. My only quibble is that it's insufficiently graphic, though I know she was watching the clock lest she try the patience of her viewers.
This passage from The Red Terror recounting what Nilostonsky reported in his book The Blood Intoxication of the Bolsheviks:
The place had formerly been a garage, and then the provincial Che-Ka's main slaughter-house. And the whole of it was coated with blood—blood ankle deep, coagulated with the heat of the atmosphere, and horribly mixed with human brains, chips of skullbone, wisps of hair, and the like. Even the walls were bespattered with blood and similar fragments of brain and scalp, as well as riddled with thousands of bullet holes. In the centre was a drain about a quarter of a metre deep and wide, and about ten metres long. This led to the sanitary system of the neighbouring house, but was choked to the brim with blood. The horrible den contained 127 corpses, but the victims of the previous massacre had been hurriedly buried in the adjacent garden. What struck us most about the corpses was the shattering of their skulls, or the complete flattening out of those skulls, as though the victims had been brained with some such instrument as a heavy block. And there were corpses the heads of which were altogether missing. But in these cases the missing heads cannot possibly have been cut off. They must have been wrenched off.This doesn't come close to describing the communist horror.
 The Red Terror in Russia, Berlin, 1924.
12 May 2017
Russia ain't laughing, they're horrified at "the broke warmongering Socialist diversity thing" that America turned into 30 years after they gave up the cold war.
We're scared too Vlad.
Comment by SmittyinLA on "Trump Tweets "Russia Is Laughing As U.S. Tears Itself Apart", Scraps FBI Visit." By Tyler Durden, Zero Hedge, 5/11/17.