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A simple joy…

joyful smile

One sunny day in 2018, an old man approached the White House from across Pennsylvania Avenue, where he’d been sitting on a park bench. He spoke to the Marine standing guard and said, “I would like to go in and meet with President Hillary Clinton.”

The Marine replied, “Sir, Mrs. Clinton is not President and doesn’t reside here.”

The old man said, “Okay,” and walked away.

The following day, the same man approached the White House and said to the same Marine, “I would like to go in and meet with President Hillary Clinton.”

The Marine again told the man, “Sir, as I said yesterday, Mrs. Clinton is not President and doesn’t reside here.”

The man thanked him and again walked away.

The third day, the same man approached the White House and spoke to the very same Marine, saying “I would like to go in and meet with President Hillary Clinton.”

The Marine, understandably agitated at this point, looked at the man and said, “Sir, this is the third day in a row you have been here asking to speak to Mrs. Clinton. I’ve told you already several times that Mrs. Clinton is not the President and doesn’t reside here. Don’t you understand?”

The old man answered, “Oh, I understand you fine. I just love hearing your answer!”

The Marine snapped to attention, saluted, and said, “See you tomorrow.”

DCG

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Mexico is world’s second most deadly country, after Syria

Two days ago, I posted about the shocking violent protests and massive looting across Mexico over a 20% gas price hike, which took place four months ago in January, but which went unnoticed by our media although Mexico is America’s southern neighbor.

Here’s a video of the looting of a Mexican Walmart:

A police officer was killed on January 4 while trying to prevent robberies at a gas station in Mexico City; three people were killed amidst looting in the eastern state of Veracruz on January 5.

Now we have statistics confirming our perception of Mexico as a lawless, dangerous country.

Marc Champion reports for Bloomberg, May 9, 2017, that according to the annual Armed Conflict Survey by the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), Mexico has surpassed Iraq and Afghanistan to become the world’s second-most deadly conflict zone after Syria.

In 2016, the world’s five deadliest countries are:

  1. Syria, with 50,000 fatalities.
  2. Mexico, 23,000 fatalities.
  3. Iraq, 17,000 fatalities.
  4. Afghanistan, 16,000 fatalities.
  5. Yemen, 7,000 fatalities.

What distinguishes Mexico from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan is this:

Mexico’s violence is not from war, but from the deadly activities of the country’s criminal cartels.

Yesterday, at the Armed Conflict Survey’s launch in London, IISS director general John Chipman said Mexico’s level of bloodshed was all the more surprising because “Mexico is a conflict marked by the absence of artillery, tanks or combat aviation.” Virtually all of Mexico’s deaths were caused by small arms. The largest number of fatalities occurred in Mexican states that have become “key battlegrounds for control between competing, increasingly fragmented cartels,” with violence flaring as gangs try to clear areas of rivals so they can monopolize drug trafficking routes.

The Middle East in general and Syria in particular remained the most lethal regions on earth, with the nearly six-year-old-Syrian conflict claiming a further 50,000 lives. That brings the total number of deaths in Syria’s civil and proxy war to an estimated 290,000, almost three times the number killed in Bosnia in the early 1990s.

Overall, the number of people killed in armed conflicts around the world fell slightly last year to 157,000, from 167,000 in 2015. Nevertheless, the figure is high compared with the previous decade, while the number of civilians displaced by war continued to rise — which means more refugees.

Chipman and the report’s authors are not optimistic about the prospects for reducing these levels of violence for a number of reasons:

  1. Conflicts are becoming more urban, with siege warfare increasingly common, especially so in Syria.
  2. As new conflicts emerge, old ones tend not to get resolved but rather subside into a “simmering” state, capable of boiling over again at any moment. Examples are the low-level simmering war in Eastern Ukraine, and Turkey’s more than three-decade-old battle with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), which exploded again last year into an urbanized insurgency that killed 3,000 people.
  3. Although the Islamic State terrorist organization lost a quarter of its territory and a higher proportion of its fighters last year, the toll on civilians is likely to increase as the group returns to more traditional insurgent tactics.
  4. The main tool of the international community to try to reduce bloodshed — the $8 billion-a-year United Nations peace-keeping forces — are increasingly overstretched and ineffectual. The UN is also by its nature too politically riven to carry out effective military operations.

President Trump, Build That Wall!

~Eowyn

Anonymous hacker group warns world to prepare for WW3

Last night, The New York Post saw fit to publish an article on the hacker group Anonymous’ release of a chilling 6-min. video posted to YouTube urging people across the globe to “prepare” for World War 3 — as the U.S. and North Korea continue to move “strategic pieces into place” for battle.

In a robotic voice, Anonymous says “All the signs of a looming war on the Korean peninsula are surfacing” and that “unlike past world wars, although there will be ground troops, the battle is likely to be fierce, brutal and quick. It will also be globally devastating, both on environmental and economical levels.”

Claiming that “The citizen will be the last to know, so it is important to understand what the other nations are doing,” Anonymous cites the following as evidence of an imminent WW3:

Anonymous concludes the video with the eerie message: “Prepare for what comes next. We are Anonymous. We are Legion. We do not forgive. We do not forget.”

Here’s the video:

So what should we make of Anonymous’ apocalyptic message?

Perhaps this will help — the same Anonymous had warned:

  • In May 2015 that Americans must prepare for an “inevitable” economic collapse and accompanying false flags to commence during and after the Jade Helm 15 military exercises (video here).
  • In August 2016 that World War 3 had already begun (video here).
  • In September 2016 that an economic and dollar collapse was imminent in 2016 (video here).

None of the above happened: the economy and the U.S. dollar didn’t collapse, nor did World War 3 begin in 2016.

Finally, five days ago, the White House announced that later this month, President Trump will make his first foreign travel as POTUS to Saudi Arabia, Israel, the Vatican in Rome, then on May 25 to Brussels for the NATO summit, and to Sicily for the G7 meeting.

Would he do that if the U.S. and North Korea are set to plunge Earth into World War 3?

~Eowyn

WTF? ISIS apologizes for attacking Israeli soldiers

And here I thought Muslims see Jews and Israel as their enemy.

Silly me.

Judah Ari Gross reports for The Times of Israel that on April 22, 2017, at an event in the northern Israeli city of Afula, Israel’s former defense minister Moshe Ya’alon was interviewed on stage by Eli Levi, a Channel 10 news correspondent.

Ya’alon said Daesh, the nickname for the Islamic State/ISIS terrorist group in Syria, “apologized” for attacking an Israeli unit: “There was one case recently where Daesh opened fire and apologized”.

Ya’alon did not elaborate on how exactly the Islamic State had expressed its apology to Israel after the attack. The IDF also declined to comment.

Ya’alon’s comment was an apparent reference to a clash that took place near the Syrian border last November, in which Israel’s IDF undertook strikes against Syrian President Bashar Assad’s forces when spillover fire hit the Israeli Golan Heights. IDF troops exchanged fire with members of Daesh. After a brief gun battle, the Israeli military attacked the terrorist group with airstrikes and tank fire, killing four of them.

Syrian officials have accused Israel of directly aiding the Islamic State and other rebel groups, a claim Jerusalem vociferously denies. Earlier this month Syrian President Bashar Assad once again accused Israel of helping jihadi militants terrorize his country. As reported by Ynet, Assad said:

“You can assume that these terrorists are fighting for Israel. If they aren’t part of the regular Israeli army, they’re fighting for Israel. Israel has common goals with Turkey, the United States, France, Britain, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and other countries. Israel is working on helping these terrorists wherever the Syrian army is advancing. It attacks in one form or another to provide them with assistance, and to stop the Syrian army’s momentum in the face of the terrorists.”

That would explain why, as I’d repeatedly pointed out, ISIS (as well as Al-Qaeda to my recollection) attacks and kills Christians and rival Muslims across the Middle East, but not Jews or Israel. As ZeroHedge observes, “after reportedly attacking virtually every religion and ethnicity in the region, there have been virtually no documented attacks by the Islamic State on Israel or its citizens.”

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By the way, the radical-left Antifa militants in street demonstrations and brawls in the U.S. conceal their identity with facial masks.

Ever wondered why those ISIS jihadists in the Middle East similarly mask their faces? What is it about their faces that they are so intent on concealing?

~Eowyn

Proverbs 28:4 – a study in contrasts

Those who forsake instruction praise the wicked, but those who heed it resist them.
– Proverbs 28:4

In this proverb we have a contrast that gives a picture of how our behavior either supports or resists the wicked. As I read it the other day I immediately thought of the rioters in Berkeley and other campuses and cities, contrasted to the nobility of most of our volunteer soldiers.

The willful ignorance of law in academia, media, courts and government today enables the wicked among us. But adherence to the rule of law stands in resistance against our enemies, foreign and domestic.

This is why you never see conservatives rioting;
demonstrations and riots are not in our bag of tricks.

 

ISIS Fighters in Iraq Killed by Wild Boars

Wild Boar (Sus scrofa), male showing his teeth, Bavaria, Germany, Europe

Bacon got the bast*rds…

Feel good story.

From Newsweek: Three militants loyal to the Islamic State group (ISIS) have been killed by wild boars as they planned to ambush Iraqi tribesmen opposed to the group, according to a local anti-ISIS leader.

At least eight ISIS fighters had reportedly taken cover among dense reeds in Iraq’s al-Rashad region, about 55 miles southwest of Kirkuk, in preparation for a surprise attack on local anti-ISIS tribesman when a herd of wild boars attacked the jihadists on Sunday, killing three. The militants likely disturbed the notoriously short-tempered animals, said Sheikh Anwar al-Assi, a chief of the local Ubaid tribe and head of the group of local tribesmen who took up arms after ISIS took control of the nearby town of Hawija.

“It is likely their movement disturbed a herd of wild pigs, which inhabit the area as well as the nearby cornfields. The area is dense with reeds, which are good for hiding in,” Assi told The Times.

The event was corroborated by local Kurdish fighters who have joined Iran-backed Shiite Muslim militias in attempting to oust ISIS from nearby Hawija. The jihadists’ mutilated bodies were reportedly discovered by refugees fleeing the violence that has beset the war-torn nation. An alliance consisting of Iraqi military, majority Shiite Muslim militias (called Al-Hashd Al-Shaabi), U.S.-led coalition forces and Kurdish units (known as peshmerga) are seeking to drive ISIS out of Iraq, according to Brigadier Azad Jelal, the deputy head of the Kurdish intelligence service in Kirkuk.

“Three fighters from ISIL were near the Peshmerga checkpoint in al-Rashad. They met some feral boars and the boars killed the three fighters,” Jelal told The Telegraph, using an alternative acronym for ISIS.

“Some refugees saw the bodies on the edge of a farm when they were fleeing and they told us. A few days later ISIL started to kill pigs around the area,” he added.

Read the rest of the story here.

DCG

Israeli intelligence chief said Israel does not want ISIS to be defeated

Have you wondered, as I have, why Israel and the U.S. are hellbent on aiding and abetting jihadist rebels against the Assad government of Syria — a government that, unlike the rebels, does not abuse its Christian citizens? See:

Here’s the answer.

The Herzliya Conference, as described by its host, the Institute for Policy and Strategy at the Lauder School of Government of IDC Herzliya, “is Israel’s foremost global policy annual gathering, drawing together the most senior Israeli and international participants from government, business and academia to address pressing national, regional and global issues. The center stage for Middle East risk assessment and policy analysis, the Conference agenda covers a broad span of issues, ranging from nuclear proliferation and the Middle East peace process to world finance and energy security.”

Note: IDC Herzliya is the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya — a private research university in Herzliya, Israel. Herzliya is a city in the district of Tel Aviv, Israel.

To give you some idea as to the importance of the Herzliya Conference, the keynote speakers for the 16th Herzliya Conference, held on June 14-16, 2016, included (in chronological order):

  • Israeli President Reuven Rivlin
  • Former Governor of Arkansas Mike Huckabee
  • Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger
  • Author and philosopher Bernard Henri-Lévy, who
  • Former Israeli Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Ehud Barak

On June 15, 2016, the second day of the 16th Herzliya Conference, Chief of the Military Intelligence Directorate of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Major General Herzi Halevi delivered a keynote address on “Israel in the Turbulent Middle East: Strategic Review and Intelligence Assessment”.

Herzliya Conference’s report on Major Gen. Halevi’s speech quoted him as saying:

“The Game board in the Middle East has changed. Instead of few states, there are now many players. The transition from nation states to organizations is very significant. There are no good and bad guys, and players on the field change their identities.”

Halevi described a changed Saudi Arabia, whose interests now accord more with Israel’s:

Part of the strategies of the pragmatic Sunni nations are becoming closer to our own. Saudi Arabia is not the same country we once saw just a year and a half ago, they have a new king and are leading the Sunni camp in the Middle East. Saudi Arabia is implementing vast reforms in order to move the country away from their oil dependent economy.”

On Iran, while Halevi applauded the Obama administration’s nuclear agreement with Iran, he warned that:

Iran is investing great efforts against Israel. Iran is supporting the three main threats on Israel: Hammas, Hezbollah, and Islamic Jihad – in fact, they support 60% of it. It is a Shiite nation giving money to Sunni organization – they would do that to hurt Israel.”

On Syria, Halevi said:

Syrian industries have resumed the production of weaponry for Hezbollah, and neither the world or Israel should accept it – it could escalate the next conflict.”

Jerusalem Post elaborated more on what Halevi said about Iran:

“In the next wars, the majority of weapons that will attack Israel will be Iranian products. Iran is leading the way in cyber warfare and aiding Hezbollah on that front.”

But the most interesting and significant thing Halevi said was not reported by either Jerusalem Post or the Herzliya Conference. Instead, it was reported by AMN (Al-Masdar News, an online newspaper based in Beirut, Lebanon) on June 20, 2016:

Israeli intelligence Chief, Major General Herzi Halevy, said that the last three months have been the most difficult for ISIS since its inception.

In a speech delivered at “Herzliya” conference yesterday, Halevy explicitly said “Israel does not want the situation in Syria to end with the defeat of ISIS,” the Israeli NRG site reported.

“Withdrawal of the super powers from the region and letting Israel alone in front of Hezbollah and Iran that possess good abilities will make ‘Israel’ in a hard position. Therefore, we’ve to do all we can so as not finding ourselves in such situation,” the Israeli chief intelligence added.

AMN ‘s source is the Hebrew-language Israeli news site NRG.

According to Google Translate, the June 15, 2016 NRG report says that “on the second day of the 16th Herzliya Conference,” addressing “the difficult war in Syria,” head of Military Intelligence Herzi Halevi noted that “it reveals the main symptoms today in the Middle East, where countries are weakened and organizations are strengthened”. But “there are advantages” to “the presence of the great powers” in Syria, “as in the case of the destruction of Syria’s [the Assad government’s] chemical weapons.”

Then Halevi said:

האחרונים היו הקשים ביותר מבחינת דאעש מאז הקמתו”, סיפר. “ישראל לא רוצה שבסוריה יסתיים המצב שדאעש הובס, המעצמות עזבו את האיזור ואנחנו נשארנו עם חיזבאללה ואיראן עם יכולות טובות יותר. מצב סיום כזה הוא בעייתי. אנחנו צריכים להשפיע כך שלא נגיע למצב הזה”.

“Israel does not want Syria to end in a situation where Da’ish is defeated, the superpowers leave the region, and we [Israel] are left facing a more powerful Hezbollah and Iran with better capabilities. Such an end result is problematic. We [Israel] need to influence events so that we do not reach this situation.

Da’ish is Arabic for Daesh — the Arabic language acronym for ISIS/ISIL or the Islamic State.

There you have it.

The reason for Israel and the U.S.’s support of the so-called Syrian “rebels” and adamant opposition to the Assad government of Syria — a government that, unlike the jihadist rebels, does not abuse its Christian citizens — is because, in the words of Israeli military intelligence chief Herzi Halevi:

A stable Syria wherein ISIS is defeated would mean the U.S. and allies (“great powers”) would withdraw from the region, leaving Israel alone to deal with Iran and Hezbollah.

It is in Israel’s interest that Syria remains in a civil war, and ISIS continue their demonic destruction and killing of Christians. Why the Obama administration and now the Trump administration as well think all that is in America’s interests — not to mention the interests and wellbeing of Syrian Christians — is another matter entirely.

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~Eowyn