Now I understand!
After the latest terror attack on Istanbul airport and a death toll that’s already 41, with over 200 injured, US Secretary of State John Kerry, says that the increase in the number of terrorist attacks represents “weakness” on the part of ISIS – sorry, ISIL (we shouldn’t mention Syria, the Administration’s biggest single foreign policy failure!).
Just last week, the Administration tried to remove all references to Islam, the Quran and the IS leader, in an attempt to water down the Orlando attack.
A short video I saw yesterday showed a journalist interviewing youngish (18-34) people on the streets of Brooklyn, asking them who was behind the Orlando shootings. Not one thought the attack had anything to do with Islam; blame was placed on the Republicans! It seems to me that the US is singularly incapable of dealing with the greatest security threat to the West since World War II.
The month of Ramadan still has some time to go, so expect more terror attacks. It’s just their way of celebrating holy days!
BERLIN – NOW EUROPE’S IMPERIAL CAPITAL
“One thing is certain: Britain’s departure from the European Union will not make the union more democratic. The hierarchical structure of its supranational institutions will want to reinforce itself: Like all dying ideologies, the union knows only how to forge blindly ahead. The roles are already cast — Germany will lead the way, and France will obligingly tag along.
Here is a sign: President François Hollande of France, Prime Minister Matteo Renzi of Italy and acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy of Spain take their lead directly from Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany, without running through Brussels. A quip attributed to Henry Kissinger, “Who do I call if I want to call Europe?” now has a clear answer: Call Berlin.”
(Marine LePen, “After Brexit, the People’s Spring is inevitable. NY Times, 28th June.”)
Nietzsche, German philosopher: “The German is an expert on secret paths to chaos.”
NONE DARE CALL IT TREASON
Nicola Sturgeon, the Scottish First Minister, never misses an opportunity to push for Scotland to break away from the United Kingdom.
She’s on the continent today talking to EU officials about keeping her country in the EU. 62% of Scots voted to “Remain” in the EU. If something can be worked out with the EU, Scotland could remain in the organization, while England would be outside of it. This could only happen with a break-up of the United Kingdom.
Ms. Sturgeon’s scheming with EU leaders would have been treason not so long ago!
Prior to the two kingdoms uniting under one king, back in 1603, Scotland posed a major security threat to England. Remember Mary, Queen of Scots?
The worst-case scenario following Brexit is that Scotland and Northern Ireland will leave the United Kingdom and remain in the European Union, with Berlin as its new de facto capital.
Can you imagine what this would have meant for Winston Churchill in World War II?
Long-term this development could be a major security concern for England.
Perhaps a future John Kerry type British Foreign Secretary could put a positive spin on this. No doubt a Scottish death-blow to the United Kingdom is really a good thing!
TRUMP AND BREXIT
Donald Trump has been very supportive of Britain’s Brexit vote, promising a speedy trade deal with the UK (or what’s left of the UK) if he becomes president. He is hoping Americans will vote the same way in November – to reject globalization and internationalism and “make America great again.”
This could be very interesting – the two English-speaking powers lined up against the EU globalist socialists.
The European Union has even gone so far as to stop the use of English in meetings. This will, in effect, make their meetings more secretive as foreign languages have never been a strong point of the Anglo-Saxons!
LONDON BANS SWIMSUIT ADS
Another threat posed to England comes from the new Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, the first Muslim to hold the post. Twenty years ago it wouldn’t have mattered as the role was ceremonial. Then, the law was changed to make London and other major metropolitan centers, more like New York and other US cities, granting the Mayor an executive role.
Mr. Sadiq’s first decision was to ban ads showing women in swimsuits on British Transport, including the London Underground.
No vote was taken on this. It’s a clear case of Mr. Sadiq forcing his Islamic beliefs on non-Muslims.
He would also like to take London out of the United Kingdom so that it can continue its association with the European Union.
What a mess! No wonder David Cameron has quit.
Syndicated anti-Trump columnist Kathleen Parker observed: “His resignation essentially marked the death of the establishment and a rebirth of people who have risen in protest of a world they refuse to accept” (“Brexit – meet Trexit – Trump’s political rise” (LSJ, 6/28).
The two recent prime ministers who have contributed most to this mess are Mr. Cameron and Tony Blair. It was Mr. Blair who let Scotland have its own parliament, laying the groundwork for the latest attempt to break away. Then David Cameron called the referendum.
We should not, however, forget Edward Heath, who was PM from 1970-74. He’s the one who took the kingdom into Europe, one of the biggest mistakes the country ever made. IMO.
NOT EVEN A GOOD METHODIST
Pressured by Donald Trump, Mrs. Clinton declared a few days ago that she is a Methodist.
The United Methodist Church in America came out last month against abortion, a decision that is not binding on members. The majority of delegates, however, felt strongly enough on the issue to make a statement. Since 1973 the church had been supportive of Roe vs Wade.
Mrs. Clinton, on the other hand, is pro-abortion. Even more so than the average person as she believes abortion should be available in the third trimester.
This is murder – the murder of innocent children.
It’s hard for me to understand how anybody calling themselves “Christian” can support abortion. The Bible tells us that children are a blessing. They are not an inconvenience, which is what abortion is all about.
Psalm 127:3 says: “Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.”