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PC wimps at UC-Berkeley

By now, tons of ink has been spilled talking about the riot that happened prior to Milo Yiannopoulos’s performance at UC-Berkeley. Hopefully, this post will talk about something that hasn’t been talked about. I hope this takes a bit more of an historic perspective than those other articles. I hope this article exposes the wimpiness […]

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Black Lives Matter Hits Charlotte; Burning, Looting, 18 Cops Injured

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Violent protests spearheaded by the BlackLivesMatter movement broke out in Charlotte, North Carolina last night.

The rioters (I’m not going to call them ‘protestors’, thank you) shut down I-85 and had a jolly time throwing rocks down on motorists from overpasses, which resulted in a number of accidents and 85 people being injured. Lots of videos at the link showing the mob cheering every time they hit a car.

They eventually set fire to the freeway and got busy breaking into trucks”:

Then they moved on to a Wal-Mart on N. Tryon in the University area to loot and pick up some more goodies as part of the night’s festivities. That store was closed today, with wooden pallets piled in front of the doors and shopping carts blocking the driveway into the lot. Anyone want to bet it doesn’t reopen and takes a lot of badly needed jbs away when it closes its doors?

Something like a dozen police officers have been hurt today as the riots continue.

Charlotte has a white, uber-progressive Democrat female mayor in Jennifer Roberts who got elected by a very narrow margin and depends on the black vote to stay in office. So it’s reasonable to imagine that she’s followed the example of the mayor of Baltimore in ordering the police to make a minimum of arrests, sit there and take it and allow part of the city to be destroyed in the interest of ‘peace.’

And in fact, there have been very few arrests made.

So, what was this all about?

Keith Lamont Scott, 43 was sitting in a parked car in the parking lot of a University City apartment complex. Three police officers approached him, one in plain clothes and two in uniform.

Police said they had been searching for someone who had an outstanding warrant at College Downs complex on Old Concord Road when they saw Scott leave his car holding a gun.

The police approached the car, Scott exited the car again armed with a firearm “and posed an imminent deadly threat to the officers, who subsequently fired their weapon striking the subject,” police said in a statement. “The officers immediately requested Medic and began performing CPR.”

The officer who fired the fatal shot was CMPD Officer Brentley Vinson, who is black.

A woman who said she is Scott’s daughter claimed on a live-streamed video on Facebook that Scott was unarmed when he was shot. The video went viral, with more than 521,000 views by 9:30 p.m.

In the video, the woman said her father was sitting in his car reading a book and waiting for the school bus to drop off his son. She claimed that her father was Tasered and then shot four times, and that he was disabled.

I think we’ll find out later that this part is sheer fantasy. Someone who’s been tasered isn’t in any condition to pickup a gun.Not only that, but if he was tasered and that didn’t subdue him (say, if like Rodney King he was high out of his mind on PCP), the police have been trained in other methods to subdue him.

The police claim that they recovered King’s gun but did not recover a book and that they have witnesses and video backing up their version of things. So we’ll see.

I’d also like to know what the warrant was for. I have a feeling it wasn’t for an overdue traffic ticket.

The police have admitted that Scott was not the person they were looking for, so his death, if their version is correct, was solely due to his being stupid enough to get out of a parked car and advance towards police carrying a gun. If that’s the case and Scott was a fan, BlackLivesMatter and their fairy tales might be the real villains responsible for Scott’s death.

Meanwhile, Mayor Roberts says she has been in contact with the governor’s office, the White House and the NAACP. So no matter how this goes, expect the Obama DOJ to come down heavy on the Charlotte PD.

Oh, and one more thing. Donald Trump was already ahead in North Carolina, but this ought to seal to deal for him to carry the state come November…especially if Obama or Hillary ‘comment.’

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Liberals and Donald Trump equally to blame for recent violence

Over the past several days, the Donald Trump presidential campaign has seen several near riots take place at rallies across the country, most notably St. Louis, MO. and Chicago, IL. on Friday and Kansas City, MO. on Saturday. Things got…

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Screw Evidence, Let’s Protest (and Maybe Riot) over Freddie Gray

I’m sure by now we’re all aware of what’s happened in Baltimore. At least some of what happened, anyway. We know that Freddie Gray was arrested for possession of a weapon. We know he was put in a police car. We know that something happened in the car o…

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Screw Evidence, Let’s Protest (and Maybe Riot) over Freddie Gray

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#Ferguson Update – Officer’s Injures Confirmed, Grand Jury To Be Convened

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The Ferguson story continues…

Last night, the Missouri National Guard arrived in Ferguson, but they were apparently under orders to keep a low profile rather than actually, you know, stop the looting and rioting. That was left to the hapless police. It’s almost sad to listen to the change in tone from Captain Ron Johnson, the black Highway Patrol officer who was brought in to command the security detachment and who lives locally.

He’s gone from talking about how he’s a part of the community (he lives locally) and saying the protests are oh so righteous to sheer disgust. Johnson said bottles and Molotov cocktails were thrown from the crowd at the police and that some officers had come under heavy gunfire. At least two people were shot and 31 were arrested, while four officers were injured by rocks or bottles.
“It has to stop,” Johnson told CNN.” I don’t want anybody to get hurt. We have to find a way to stop it.”

There is a way to stop it, and quickly, but Democrat Governor Jay Nixon certainly isn’t going to authorize it. Instead, the cops and National guard will stay low profile and basically allow the party to continue as long as it’s relatively confined – an absolutely horrible and racist decision victimizing the law abiding citizens and property owners of Fergusan

Meanwhile, Captain Johnson advised protestors to vacate the streets before sundown because, as he genteelly put it, there’s “a dangerous dynamic in the night.”

Yes, there sure is.

One looter who came out of a QuikTrip told The Washington Post that he was proud of what he was doing.

“I’m proud of us. We deserve this, and this is what’s supposed to happen when there’s injustice in your community,” DeAndre Smith told The Post. “St. Louis ****ing not going to take this anymore.”

Or, as one policemen quoted by  the St. Louis Post Dispatch called it “looting tourism.”

“It’s like they are spending their gas money to come down here and steal,” the officer told The Post.

Looting – the new Federal entitlement!

Today, the injuries to Officer Darren Williams were announced and they back up his version of events. He sustained a fractured orbital socket at the hands of Michael Brown, the ‘gentle giant’ who struck Wilson, pushed him back into his police SUV and tried to take his weapon. Essentially this means Williams’ eye socket was smashed.The injuries were confirmed by a source within the Prosecuting Attorney’s office and confirmed by the St. Louis County Police. The sample below gives you an idea of what I’m talking about.

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While the feds are conducting their own, independent investigation, the state and county police are presenting all the evidence they have to to a St. Louis County grand jury,which will determine whether Darren Williams should be indicted.

Part of that evidence will undoubtedly be this. courtesy of St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter Christine Byers:

Police sources tell me more than a dozen witnesses have corroborated cop’s version of events in shooting

It will be interesting to see if Williams is indicted simply for the politics, as George Zimmerman was. If he is, I imagine most of the witnesses who gave police statements favoring the police officer’s side of it will recant their statements…community pressure, you know. Even the Pakistani convenience store clerk victimized by Brown in that strong arm  robbery that proceeded his interaction with officer Williams reportedly begged reporters to include in their stories that it wasn’t him who called police, but a bystander who witnessed it. The jury will also be a factor, which is why if Williams is indicted, he will probably ask for a change of venue.

Of course if he isn’t indicted, expect the feds to arraign him on civil rights charges, which should clue you in on what this is really all about…the Obama Administration using racial politics to try and get as massive a black turnout as possible so that the Democrats can hold the senate.

Michael Brown’s life or death  means absolutely nothing to the Obama regime, except as a tool. Never let a good crisis go to waste.

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National Guard Called in To Ferguson As Looting And Violence Continues

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The Missouri State Highway Patrol has been unable to stop the violence in Ferguson, Missouri. Governor Jay Nixon has called in the state National Guard in an attempt to maintain order.

“Given these deliberate, coordinated and intensifying violent attacks on lives and property in Ferguson, I am directing the highly capable men and women of the Missouri National Guard … in restoring peace and order to this community,” Gov. Jay Nixon said in a statement.

Nixon issued the order early Monday after what began as protests over the shooting of Michael Brown by a policeman spiraled into violence and two civilians were shot and wounded. Rioters hurled Molotov cocktails at police, and several businesses were vandalized or looted

Missouri State Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson said the civilians were not shot by the police.

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Johnson, who is black and lives in the area was put in command of the Highway Patrol units in Ferguson. It was obviously a gesture to get the largely white Ferguson police out of the picture. Although initially he was speaking about his solidarity with crowd, after a couple of days he seems to have a different opinion.

“Peace and justice took a very different turn after dark,” Johnson said. “Molotov cocktails were thrown, there were shootings, looting, vandalism and other acts of violence that clearly appear not to have been spontaneous, but premeditated criminal acts.”

Johnson said this had nothing to do with civil disobedience, but was designed to damage property, hurt people and get police to respond.

“The situation first started to deteriorate with the shooting of a civilian on W. Florissant and Ferguson Avenues at approximately 8:25 p.m.,” he said.

Police responded to West Florissant and Ferguson and got the shooting victim to safety, but then the violence ramped up and police became the target.

“That was followed by shots being fired on officers, a number of Molotov cocktails being thrown, and then the looting,” Johnson said.

Four businesses, including Dominos and Family Dollar, were ransacked and looted, followed by a number of shootings. There was a report of at least one more person down that was followed by rioters moving on the location of the police command center. Johnson said at that point, the crowd started throwing Molotov cocktails at them and they opened up with tear gas.

Officers fired tear gas into hundreds of protesters, including children, who were marching toward a police command post in defiance of the midnight curfew.The local CNN affiliate KSDK-TV ran video that showed children among the crowd chanting, “Hands up, don’t shoot.”

What kind of people bring kids to a riot?

In a local McDonald’s, the patrons were forced to run into the storage room with the employees and lock themselves in as the restaurant was looted and vandalized.

Even Governor Nixon, a Democrat who depends on Missouri’s black vote appears to have become fed up with this situation. Originally supportive of the protesters, the governor called out the National Guard without bothering to inform the White House or the Justice Department, which has shown a keen interest in the case for obvious reasons.

There is of course a way to end the violence and looting It’s pretty much the opposite of what law enforcement in Ferguson and the vicinity have been doing thus far, but it remains to be seen  whether Governor Nixon is willing to do what’s necessary. The alternative, of course is to simply to continue to try and contain the violence and let the burning and looting continue until most of the prime targets have already been hit.

As usual, it will be the people in the community with a stake in it-a job, business or a home – that suffer most.

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In Black And White – The Latest On The Michael Brown Shooting

Some new information has surfaced on the Michael Brown shooting by a police officer that has led to several days of looting and rioting, and of course, the descent of Al Sharpton and the rest of the OBGI (Official Black Grievance Industry).

The pictures above are screen caps from a CCTV video located in a convenience store that appears to be the Ferguson Market & Liquor store on West Florissant Avenue. According to Dorian Johnson, Michael Brown’s friend who was accompanying him, the two stepped into the market, Brown picked up a box of Swisher Sweets cigars (valued at $48.99), refused to pay for them and when the lone employee of the store tried to stop him from leaving, Brown physically assaulted him.

As you can see, Brown, at 6′ 4″ and 292 pounds towers over the much smaller clerk, who appears to be Asian. The video reportedly shows Brown grabbing the store employee by his shirt, throwing him into a display case and turning to glare and intimidate the clerk before stomping off with his friend.Johnson has admitted that Brown took the cigars.

The store employee called in the robbery and police were dispatched.

This, by the way is not mere shoplifting. It is classified as theft and assault, a strong arm robbery and a felony bust. It is also worth reflecting that this kind of behavior doesn’t come out of a vacuum, but is typical of a certain mentality, someone who has done this sort of thing before, someone used to using his size and bulk to intimidate others and get what he wants.

This is a very different person than Al Sharpton’s characterization of Brown as a ‘gentle giant’.

According to the police report and numerous eyewitnesses including Dorian Johnson, Brown and Johnson were walking down the middle of the street obstructing traffic which is why they were stopped by Officer Darren Wilson. An altercation occurred and apparently Brown pushed Officer Wilson back into his squad car, where the two had a struggle for the policeman’s weapon, and a shot was fired inside the police car.. The altercation apparently involved Brown striking Wilson,because according to the police Wilson sustained facial injuries.

Let’s stop the narrative here for a moment. Here we have a very large and aggressive young man who has committed a strong arm robbery, slapped the clerk around and shoved him into a display case,is walking down the middle of a moderately crowded street and disrupting traffic rather than on the sidewalk, and then engages in cop fighting.

If this is accurate, (and it seems to be so far)That kind of behavior suggests something to me…a person who was impaired by drugs and/or alcohol. These are not the kind of actions taken by someone in full control of himself.

A toxicology report is being done on Michael Brown, and we’ll know the results in a few weeks..maybe. A similar report was done on Trayvon Martin in the famous Florida case. It was never overly publicized, but it showed significant amounts of THC, the active ingredient in marijuana in his blood and urine. Pot, especially when combined with other substances can definitely make a person overly aggressive and confident and affect judgment. The autopsy report also revealed moderate beginning signs of brain damage and mild liver damage associated with prolonged use of DXM. DXM, known as ‘lean’ among other street names is a very potent mixture of cough syrup, juice or soda, and candy (Watermelon Juice, Skittles, and Robitussin for example).

We’ll find out if Michael Brown was similarly impaired, but here’s a another clue as to what might have happened. Here’s a video taken minutes after Brown was shot that was designed to be supportive of the narrative that Brown was shot for no reason…but if you look at the witness conversation that appears to be inadvertently recorded at about 6:28 – 6:29 of the video, the witness states that Brown turned around and charged the officer rather than putting his hands up in surrender(warning, NSFW language).

And if you look at the direction Michael Brown’s body is laying pointing towards the police SUV rather than away from it, it makes sense. Here’s a transcript

@6:28/6:29 of video
#1 How’d he get from there to there?
#2 Because he ran, the police was still in the truck – cause he was like over the truck
{crosstalk}
#2 But him and the police was both in the truck, then he ran – the police got out and ran after him
{crosstalk}
#2 Then the next thing I know he doubled back toward him cus – the police had his gun drawn already on him –
#1. Oh, the police got his gun
#2 The police kept dumpin on him, and I’m thinking the police kept missing – he like – be like – but he kept coming toward him
{crosstalk}
#2 Police fired shots – the next thing I know – the police was missing
#1 The Police?
#2 The Police shot him
#1 Police?
#2 The next thing I know … I’m thinking … the dude started running … (garbled something about “he took it from him”)

There’s another snippet of background conversation from a witness starting around 8:41 or so that also says “he ran back towards him”.

Finally, look again at Brown’s behavior in the convenience store. He does something similar there turning back towards the clerk and advancing towards him to intimidate him. Will any witnesses ‘from the community’ whom saw what happened testify that Brown charged the officer if that’s what happened? I’m not at all sure of that, but ballistics and forensic evidence may tell us the truth.

Meanwhile in Ferguson the rioting and looting continues. And so does the agitating, courtesy of Al Sharpton and the New Black Panther Party.Governor Jay Nixon (D) attempted to calm things down by essentially ordering the County police and the Ferguson police to stand down and putting the highway patrol in charge of security, with Capt. Ronald Johnson, a black man who lives in the neighborhood in command. He also called for a midnight to 5 AM curfew.

The reaction to the curfew was, essentially, this:

Captain Johnson, who made a point of mingling with the crowd and dissing the local cops has apparently changed his tune, calling the police response “proper” and saying he was “disappointed” in the actions of the ‘demonstrators’.

As always with these things, it’s always the people with a stake in the community – a job, a business, a home – who do the least rioting and who suffer them most:

Natasha Cornell, 42, who lives two blocks from the scene, said she is furious.

“Half of these protestors are not even from this area,” she said. “We don’t have too many stores to go to anymore because they burned it all up. My 20-year-old son ran all the way home from work. He was terrified. It’s not a race issue at this point, people just want to vent and loot.”

Exactly.

Two things I wan to mention in passing. A lot of people on the Left of the spectrum, especially certain black commentators have mentioned a lot about the ‘militarization of the police’ and how awful it is. Not one of them have dared to mention that it was President Obama that was responsible for this. It was President Obama who called for a ‘domestic security force., just as well trained, just as well funded, just well armed as our military. Remember that?

And it is the Obama Administration that has sold these local police departments military gear, MRAPs and combat arms by the boatload, as well as establishing SWAT combat teams for over 70 federal agencies. This is what the people on the Left who are squawking about ‘militarized police’ voted for twice. It’s too much to expect I know, but it would be nice if they admitted what a horrific mistake they made.

The second thing is President Obama and the Justice Department’s involvement from day one. The president has weighed in several times on this, saying what a tragedy Michael Brown’s death was, the Justice Department started out by monitoring the investigation by local and state law enforcement and are now conducting their own investigation, trolling for a civil rights violation. Attorney General Holder has even asked for the feds to conduct their own independent autopsy, the third one.

Now, just the day before Michael Brown was killed, Rabbi Yosef Raksin(HY”D) of Crown Heights was murdered Shabbat morning (13th of Av) on his way to the Beis Menachem Chabad Shul of North Miami Beach for services. This was in an area that has had Jewish synagogues and property vandalized in a racist manner, the description from witnesses identified the killers as two black males, and Rabbi Raksin was dressed in a manner that obviously identified him as a Jew. Yet the local authorities are refusing to call this a hate crime, even though the Rabbi was obviously targeted because he was a Jew.

The president has not deemed this worthy of comment, let alone our attorney general and the media has not mentioned it at all.

I wonder…would this change if Jews began rioting,burning and looting, and if loud mouth agitators like Al Sharpton were leading Jews in chants of ‘no justice,no peace’? Would Rabbi Raksin’s murder become newsworthy?

Or is race a factor? It seems like it, when a white police officer being accused with very little evidence of murdering a black man on the one hand merits presidential comment, federal attention,FBI investigation and massive media coverage while a murdered Jew apparently killed by two black males is simply no big deal.

Welcome to the new America. It seems that while there’s lip service being paid to all animals being supposedly equal, some animals are obviously more equal than others.

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UPDATE: Second Night Of Rioting In Missouri Over Death Of Black Teen

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The Third Intifada – PA Orchestrates Massive Riots To Support Hamas

 As Hamas’ forces are decimated in Gaza, Mahmoud Abbas and the PA put together massive, violent riots against Israel in an effort to support their Hamas allies.The festivities started near the Kalandia checkpoint, located in Judea between Jerusale…

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What ‘s Really Going On In The Ukraine

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The Ukraine is in the news as violent protests shake the country.What’s going on, and why is it important? Here’s what you really need to know, as opposed to a lot of what you may be hearing.

Russia and the Ukraine have a history that goes back centuries, and it’s pretty much all bad. Like Poland and the Baltic countries, the Ukraine marks the borderline between the Russian culture and western European culture, and to an extent the borderline between Catholicism and Othrodox Christianity, although the Ukraine is mixed in this regard.

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Poland, the Ukraine and Lithuania in the Baltic Sea area were all once world powers, and a Polish/Lithuanian alliance actually invaded and took over Russia in the early 17th century. The Russians never forgot it.

The three countries made several attempts over the years to unite as one kingdom, which would have substantially changed the history of Europe and guaranteed their independence, but the underlying suspicions between the three, language and cultural differences and the inherent difficulties in how Poland’s Sejm (a gathering of powerful nobles that was one of the first parliaments in Europe) was set up to make real consensus difficult all contributed to the failure of those attempts, and gradually all of these countries wound up under Russia’s thumb.

After a brief period of independence after the Russian Revolution, the Ukraine again became part of the Russian Empire in 1919, this time a Soviet one.

The Soviets treated the Ukraine as a colony and essentially plundered it. They severely repressed the Ukraine’s language, religion and culture and instituted forced collective farming, and when the Ukrainians were rebellious and continued to resist, Stalin literally seized every bit of food inside the Ukraine including the livestock and seed grain, removed it, sealed the borders and left the population to starve. Anywhere from three to seven million people were starved to death in an atrocity known as the Holodomor.

When the Nazis invaded, for the most part the Ukrainians were avid collaborators, partly because they understandably hated the Russians and saw Hitler’s troops as liberators and partly because many Ukrainians shared their ideas about Jews. For all the Ukrainian rhetoric through the years about freedom and human dignity, historically some of the worst and most brutal pogroms against Jews were in the Ukraine. Hetman Bohdan Khmelnytsky, who is still a national hero in the Ukraine destroyed over 300 Jewish communities in the country. And in the early 20th century, vicious pogroms in the Ukraine and elsewhere in Russia were an impetus both for Jewish emigration to America and to Palestine.There are indications even today that not much has changed when it comes to Jews for a number of Ukrainians.

Many Ukrainians fought for Hitler in his SS against the Russians, and they were among the perpetrators of something that occurred at a place in the Ukraine called Babi Yar, a ravine outside Kiev where literally thousands of Jewish men, women and children were machine gunned to death, with the assistance and cooperation of the Ukrainians who participated in the carnage while people from the surrounding area watched, brought picnic lunches and applauded.

Needless to say, when the Red Army retook the area, the Ukrainians were not exactly very high in their esteem, and Soviet policy towards the Ukraine again returned to treating it as a colony and as a vital border area that needed to be held to prevent Russia from being invaded by outside forces again.The Ukrainian SSR was also turned into a major Soviet military outpost and arms manufacturing center in the cold war, and was home to a number of important and strategic military bases. packed with the best weapons systems the Soviets could make.

When the Soviet Empire crashed and burned, the Ukraine went their own way and declared their independence in 1991,but the country still maintained close ties to Russia and remained under Russian influence out of economic necessity.

The first real move towards independence from Russia occurred in 1994, when a rigged election and the subsequent outrage and unrest led to Victor Yushchenko becoming president,who favored closer ties to Europe and EU membership. This strained relations with the Russians (who actually tried to poison Yushchenko to stop him), and led to Russia attempting to blackmail the Ukraine by shutting off natural gas supplies to both the Ukraine and the EU, a must for heating due to the climate.

That ended up finally being settled more or less amicably, but due to political infighting a pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych was elected in 2010, allegedly with covert Russian assistance. Yanukovych turned the Ukraine’s focus back towards Russia, arresting politicians who favored closer alliance with the west and in November of 2013, refusing to sign the Ukraine–European Union Association Agreement.

I recount this brief history in order to give you a bit of necessary background so that you understand the dynamics of what’s happening now.

Yanukovych’s failure to bring the Ukraine into the EU sparked massive protests, which have come to a head now. The majority of the Ukrainian people do not want to be a client state of Russia, and want EU membership.

The Russians, on the other hand, see a Europeanized Ukraine as a threat to their security, which is why Russian leader Vladimir Putin is so exercised about it. His carrot-and-stick performance includes the offer of a badly needed $15 billion aid package if the Ukraine stays out of the EU, and the threat of once again shutting off the gas in the middle of the European winter if the Ukrainians toss out Yanukovych and join the EU.

Yanukovych made a major error with a particularly brutal response to the protests, which involved a number of deaths and included snipers picking off people in the crowds. Many of Yanukovych’s police refused to be a part of this and actually joined the protesters, or at least turned over their arms and equipment.

Yanukovych was forced to make a deal with the leaders of the opposition today, which commits him to early elections and reduces his presidential authority, along with granting amnesty to all protesters and firing the minister of the interior, who ordered the brutal response to the protesters and was a major security tool of Yanukovych.

Significantly, it also mandated the release of opposition politician and former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, who has been imprisoned for more than two years, and could very well be the next Ukrainian leader.

Simply put, those are the issues.

The Russians understandably want the Ukraine as a secure border area and checkpoint. While the Russians participated in today’s negotiations along with EU diplomats that were designed to calm things down and forestall more bloodshed, the Russians are not endorsing the deal and Putin is almost certainly willing to go to some lengths to retain the Ukraine in Russia’s sphere of influence. That might include ‘influencing’ the next elections,or literally just about anything.

The Ukrainian opposition understandably want to join the EU and obtain a divorce from Russia, and while they were apparently willing to fight for the privilege, it remains an open question of how far the EU is willing to go to support them.

President Obama has essentially been AWOL on the issue.

And that’s where things stand. While I agree with erring on the side of freedom, it’s vitally important not to get taken in by rhetoric and look at the whole picture when figuring out how to proceed, where our best interests lie and what to do about it.

This, after all, is essentially an ethnic conflict that has been going on for centuries.

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150 Dead As Egyptian Army Cracks Down On Muslim Brotherhood:The Real Story

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At least 150 people have been killed as Egyptian police, backed up by the army cleared out two encampments of Muslim Brotherhood supporters who refused to leave when they were ordered to do so. There have been numerous arrests.

The Egyptian Foreign Ministry said the raids were carried out as “a last resort” after the government efforts to mediate a safe exit for the inhabitants of the camps failed

“After six long weeks of illegal, unauthorized sit-ins,” and after claiming there was evidence of torture in the encampments, Egypt’s prosecutor general authorized security forces to break up the camps, Badr Abdelatty, a Foreign Ministry spokesman, said in a statement.

The government has declared a month long state of emergency.

The evidence of torture may or may not be credible, but neither is the swill you’re reading in the media about ‘peaceful protesters’ and ‘unarmed civilians’ being attacked.Some of them undoubtedly were, but the purpose of the camps was not peaceful protest.

These encampments were Muslim Brotherhood strongholds that were being used to arm, train and recruit Brotherhood supporters. Arms as usual  were plentiful, some of them purchased from Khaddaffi’s Libyan stocks.

They had become, essentially, almost a state within a state, large enclaves under the Brotherhood’s control.near the Islamist Rabaa al-Adawiya Mosque in Cairo’s Nasr City District that has served as the headquarters of the Brotherhood’s campaign.

After a prolonged attempt to  get the encampments to disband peacefully and two days of warnings by the government that the police were going to remove them, the government moved in. It’s hard to see how they could have done anything else.You won’t read this in the legacy media, but 10 policemen were shot and at least two were killed in removing the Muslim Brotherhood camps.

As I predicted earlier, the Islamists had two choices. The first one was to try to attempt a peaceful solution with Egypt’s government that would have left them marginalized but at least viable. The second was to try and ignite a civil war by  fighting the Army. They chose the second option, and they will be crushed, unless they manage to put on enough of a show to bring an outsider like the United States into the fray.

What happened today was part of that strategy, The Brotherhood set up a provocation no government could ignore, with the idea of fomenting violence and a suitable number of casualties for the cameras.

Western media, which has consistently whitewashed who the Brotherhood is and what they stand for cheerfully cooperated, presented a script of a vicious police state ‘massacring  peaceful protesters.’

These same reporters are ignoring a whole series of summary executions being carried out by Hamas, the Brotherhood’s  branch in Gaza.

So far, the strategy of attempting to bring in an outsider isn’t working. While I don’t doubt that President Obama has been quite vocal privately at seeing his Islamist friends thrown out of power, besides a pro forma statement condemning the violence there’s been no indication that the president has another Libya planned.

After doing a great deal to destabilize Egypt, President Obama appears to finally be doing somthing right for a change. He’s keeping his mouth shut ( at least publicly)  and concentrating on his golf game.

Meanwhile, the Brotherhood is doing what good Islamists do…they’re taking it out on the kuffars.

Churches were set on fire in the town of Sohag and the village of Delga in Minya, south of Cairo, while other churches in the Abou Helal district of Minya and in the city of Suez were also attacked, while mobs in Cairo vandalized homes,businesses and shops known to belong to Copts.

These are not good people.

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Another Trayvon Riot In Process In Downtown Los Angeles

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BREAKING: Trayvon Riots Hit Los Angeles

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3 Nights Of Muslim Riots – The EuroJihad spreads to Hamburg

 The Hamburg-Altona area in Germany has been the scene of 3 days and nights of Muslim riots.There have been a number of car-b-cues and attacks on police.The riots apparently started Thursday night when some of the ‘youths’ were having fun blinding… . . . → Read More: 3 Nights Of Muslim Riots – The EuroJihad spreads to Hamburg . . . → Read More: 3 Nights Of Muslim Riots – The EuroJihad spreads to Hamburg

Obama To Send U.S. Troops To Egypt To Suppress Riots Against Muslim Brotherhood Regime

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A Few Words On The ‘Turkish Spring’

As many of you are probably aware, there are massive protests going on in Turkey against the Islamist AKP regime headed by Tayyip Erdogan.

There have been huge protests in several areas of the country, most notably in Istanbul’s Taksim Square. Two people have been killed and more than 3,000 injured in the six days of unrest. Over 1,700 people have been arrested.

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Turkey’s police cracked down violently on the demonstrators, using tear gas.pepper spray, riot clubs, bullets and water cannon to disperse the protestors to the point where Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc, whose nominally in charge while Erdogan is out of the country actually apologized for the excessive violence.

 Meanwhile, Prime Minister Erdogan has blamed the violence on Twitter, drunks, extremists, and foreign agents, Jacob Resneck reports in USA Today.

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However, in spite of the apology ( which obviously wasn’t vetted by Erdgan) police are still monitoring social media and the internet for anti-government messages and activity and dragging people off to prison. In Turkey, anything the government dislikes can be labled ‘anti-Turkish activity’ and prosecuted as a felony.

In Taksim Square, thousands of protestors have put together an improvised ‘camp’. Small tents have appeared, food and face masks against tear gas are on sale and a library is in the making. On a street near the square some protesters skirmished overnight with police who used tear gas.

Members of more than a dozen labor unions banging drums, trailing banners and chanting “Tayyip resign” have marched into Taksim; there were similar scenes in Kizilay park in middle of Ankara’s government district.

While the police are definitely in evidence, they’re not charging into the protestors as they did in the first few days, and are apparently waiting for them to get tired of camping out and disperse.

Aside from violence, the protests have featured unique touches like overt beer drinking and ‘kiss-ins’ to protest the AKP’s Islamist rule and authoritarian nature, including massive press censorship,( there are more journalists in jail in Turkey than in any other country) heavy handed prosecution of anyone who criticizes government officials or “Islamic values”.

As much as I would love to see Erdogan and the AKP tossed out of power, it’s highly unlikely for a number of reasons.

First of all,the AKP’s hold on government and its parliamentary majority don’t come from cities like Ankara and Istanbul, which are relatively cosmopolitan. It comes from the huge hinterland of Anatolia,where you find the women veiled, the people less educated for the most part and the unquestioning rule of Islam strongest. In these areas, far away from the sophisticated sections of the cities is where the AKP draws its strength and where the likes of Tayyip Erdogan are the equivalent of rock stars.

While there are some protests in more remote areas like Hatay province, the majority of unrest is confined to the same places that protested against Erdogan’s initial takeover in the first place.There’s limited support elsewhere.

Second, Erdogan and the AKP have made sure that the army and the judiciary aren’t a factor and are packed with loyal AKP supporters. Turkey’s army used to be the constitutional guarantor of secular democracy. Erdogan and the AKP changed all that.

And finally, don’t look for President Obama, whose been so ready to encourage and enable Islamist takeovers in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya in the name of ‘democracy’ to intervene in a similar way in favor of democracy in Turkey.

This president and Tayyip Erdogan are very close personally, and President Obama is interested in promoting Islamists, not democracy and freedom.

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The Jihad Comes To Sweden

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