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NeXiT the Trump Era of Dutch PM Wilders

by Oui Tue Nov 28th, 2023 at 08:40:40 AM EST

A thousand excuses to all …

Horrible … horrible … happens once in a thousand days when I’m updating diary on my iPad … must have touched the “delete” button and “spoof” I get the message “deleted” 

I've got my bags packed ... moving to an EU country on the Mediterranean Sea ... whiff of fresh air and no more freezing Winter temperatures ...

See my stoutest fears of the election result on Monday ...

The Dutch Massacre of Election Day Nov 22

Meet the next Prime Minister of the Kingdom of The Netherlands ...

Previous diary ...

1st Election Debate Gives Clarity Candidates

Former VVD colleague Geert Wilders will pick up where 13 horror years of Mark Rutte left the Dutch ... the imposter fled the scene early in Rutte IV. One can easily determine any coalition with Wilders will be Rutte V. A smiling Mark ... he knew he shared the same voter electorate as right-wing PVV, the one-man party of Wilders financed by the American Anti-Islam lobby. Indeed, Geert Wilders is a fervent pro-Israel candidate who has stated the Palestinians have a state in Jordan and should be moved by force out of the West Bank.

Mark Rutte knew the Dutch are so damn racist and Islamophobic, a Kurdish immigrant would never be elected as Prime Minister. Wilders has the most experience in government and has been part of an earlier coalition in support of Rutte.

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Erasure of Palestinians the Zionist Dream

by Oui Mon Nov 27th, 2023 at 11:03:25 AM EST

"By dropping the requirement that such articles be declared excess, it would also increase the existing strain on US military readiness in order to provide more arms to Israel," said Josh Paul, who was the director of congressional and public affairs for the State Department's Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, for over 11 years.

Paul, whose resignation last month due to US military aid to Israel caused a stir in Washington, admitted that "the President's emergency supplemental funding request, would essentially create a free-flowing pipeline to provide any defense articles to Israel by the simple act of placing them in the WRSA-I stockpile, or other stockpiles intended for Israel."

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21st Century Pax Americana and Violence

by Oui Sat Nov 25th, 2023 at 05:22:34 PM EST

First responders: Canadians who rushed to New York after the 9/11 attacks | CBC News |

Police officers, firefighters from eastern Ontario raced down to join rescue effort

Blondin smelled smoke and thought something was wrong with his car. Then he spotted the thick grey plume hanging over the skyline ahead. "You could see the smoke just billowing out [for] miles and miles."

'It was all grey dust everywhere'

The first state trooper he encountered let him pass, but the second one ordered Blondin to pull off at a firehall in the Bronx. He arrived at Engine 81 Ladder 46 just before 8 p.m.

Dozens of firefighters from various New York suburbs were milling around outside, awaiting orders. Blondin introduced himself and was invited to stay the night. The next morning, he boarded a bus for Lower Manhattan.

"As you pull in closer to Ground Zero, it was like a first snowfall in Ottawa, like when you get an inch of snow, but it was all grey dust everywhere ... and papers everywhere, pictures on the ground," he recalled.

Digging through the debris was hot, dangerous work. Blondin injured himself a few days after arriving in New York, and was unable to continue.

The smouldering World Trade Center site -- first responders simply called it "the Pile" -- was teeming with rescuers, including firefighters, police officers, K-9 teams and iron workers, by the time the crew from the Bronx arrived.

Blondin was first assigned to a bucket brigade, handing five-gallon pails of debris down the line for investigators to sift through. After a couple hours, he joined a search team whose job it was to dig wherever they saw an orange X that marked a spot where a dog had alerted its handler to possible human remains. They did that until about 6 a.m. the following day.

"There were Xs everywhere," Blondin said. "Everywhere."

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Dublin Far Right Riots After Knife Attack

by Oui Fri Nov 24th, 2023 at 06:16:22 AM EST

Police chief blames Dublin riot on 'far-right hooligans' | BBC News |

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Clean Break From Peace to War

by Oui Wed Nov 22nd, 2023 at 10:33:23 AM EST

Ronald Reagan's "A Time for Choosing" speech October 27, 1964

John Wayne and Victory Squad introducing Ronald Reagan as candidate for Governor of California.

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Woodrow Wilson's Collapse and the Peace Movement

by Oui Wed Nov 22nd, 2023 at 01:06:16 AM EST

In 2002, America Unrivaled—a book edited by my Princeton colleague, G John Ikenberry, the foremost exponent [sic] of the idea of liberal internationalism—asked why there was so little resistance from other countries to American power projection.

Posted by Cat … I expanded the comment and wrote this diary …

This inspired to write about societal revolts during my lifetime ..

From EuroTrib archives ...

In Search of a Foreign Policy Vision | 28 Jan. 2007 |

Ikenberry and Anne-Marie Slaughter like to emphasize the "liberty under law" aspect of Wilson's thinking as distinct from the lawlesslessness of neoconservatives.  I think, however, the stronger difference between them is demonstrated by Ikenberry's final sentence.  Wilson was unquestionably an American exceptionalist; but while he may in fact have seen America as "God's chosen midwife of progressive change," it was progressive change itself that represented for him the final apotheosis of civilization.  In fact, Wilson said as much in his Pueblo speech ...

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A Children's Sing-Along Annihilate Everyone In Gaza

by Oui Tue Nov 21st, 2023 at 02:15:12 PM EST

Israeli children sing, "We will annihilate everyone" in Gaza | Electronic Intifada |

Israel's national broadcaster Kan uploaded this song to X (formerly Twitter) in which Israeli children sing in celebration and support for the Israeli army's mass extermination campaign of Palestinians in Gaza.

The sweet faces of children make an incongruous accompaniment to the genocidal lyrics of the so-called Friendship Song 2023.

"Autumn night falls over the beach of Gaza, planes are bombing, destruction, destruction," the children sing in angelic voices. "Within a year we will annihilate everyone, and then we will return to plow our fields."

The lyrics were translated for The Electronic Intifada by independent writer and filmmaker David Sheen and you can watch a subtitled video of the song above, or in the tweet below:

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Xi - Joe Launch a New Communication Probe

by Oui Thu Nov 16th, 2023 at 10:09:54 AM EST

Frontpaged with minor edit - Frank Schnittger - a key issue for the modern world

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The Israeli War Hoax of 40 Beheaded Babies

by Oui Wed Nov 15th, 2023 at 02:35:03 PM EST

An international outcry erupted when Israel's Foreign Ministry announced that Palestinian militants from the besieged Gaza Strip had killed 40 "babies," and beheaded several of them during an incursion into Kfar Aza, a kibbutz on the Gaza border. President Joseph Biden repeated the inflammatory claim during an October 10 White House Rose Garden address, while networks across the West carried the story without a shred of critical scrutiny.

After an Israeli reserve soldier named David Ben Zion told a reporter Palestinian militants "cut [off] heads of babies," Biden, Netanyahu, and the international media amplified the dubious claim.

The Grayzone has identified Ben Zion as a fanatical settler leader who incited riots by demanding a Palestinian town be "wiped out."

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If Palestinians Are 'Animals'? What Are the Israelis?

by Oui Mon Nov 13th, 2023 at 02:52:21 PM EST

See my many posts in last 48 hours ... EU leadership be damned ... VDL - Scholz - Rutte - Meloni and brutal Joe Biden, Antony Blinken, Austin Lloyd and UK's Rishi Sunak

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Gaza Atrocities and the UN Fail

by Oui Sun Nov 12th, 2023 at 01:06:18 PM EST

IDF Soldiers Behind Twitter Accounts Harassing Journalists, Left-wing Activists

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Broadening the War to Lebanon and Syria-Iraq

by Oui Sat Nov 11th, 2023 at 09:20:09 AM EST

Elijah J. Magnier is an excellent source on activities and views on the Hezbollah resistance movement and its political issues in Beirut and Lebanese government. There is no Saudi frontmen active in leadership like the Hariri's in the past. The Sunni (Sidon and Tripoli) and Shia divide (South and East in the Bekaa valley) May join fir es after the division led to the Syrian civil war causing nearly half a million deaths and millions of displaced persons and war refugees moving into Türkiye and beyond.

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Dishonest Hope and Trust In a Two-State Option

by Oui Fri Nov 10th, 2023 at 11:33:32 PM EST

In the year 2000 when the peace formula failed, the Jewish settlers East of the Green Demarcation line numbered 250,000. The housing conglomerates could be swapped with Arab districts inside Israel in proposals at Camp David.

Today with the policy of Zionism above peace with Palestinians and its Arab neighbours, the number of illegal settlers has jumped to 700,000. The indigenous people of Palestine are suffering.

Israel approves 6,000 new homes for Israeli settlers in West Bank | Al Jazeera - July 2019 |

Announcement comes ahead of a visit by US envoy Jared Kushner to Israel to discuss an Israeli-Palestinian 'peace' plan.

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Gaza Massacre, Biden Funding Ethnic Cleansing

by Oui Thu Nov 9th, 2023 at 08:01:20 AM EST

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Dominique de Villepin Israel's Security Not by War

by Oui Wed Nov 8th, 2023 at 10:53:46 PM EST


Dominique De Villepin - Occidentalism is a trap!

There is no military solution for Israel's occupation of Palestinian Land.

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NATO Is Losing the Proxy War In Ukraine

by Oui Tue Nov 7th, 2023 at 11:44:53 PM EST

The next president is waiting in exile in Austria ...

Divide between the political and military leadership in Ukraine is growing | MofA |

The recent publications about Zelenski's egomania in Time and the war 'stalemate' as claimed by General Zaluzny in The Economist have led to a conflict between the political and military sides of Ukraine:

There are sure signs that the divide between the political and military leadership in Ukraine is growing. President Zelenski, on request of his new defense minister, just removed the commander of Ukraine's special forces and installed a new one:

    Major General Viktor Khorenko does not know the reasons for his dismissal from the post of Commander of the Special Operations Forces. Valerii Zaluzhnyi, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, did not submit a request for his dismissal.

It is very unusual to fire an officer without a request from his superior commander.

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Stealth Visit for Talks About Gaza Future

by Oui Mon Nov 6th, 2023 at 08:30:10 AM EST

Jerusalem in the Late Nineteenth Century, the Ottoman Empire

The Mosque of Omar from the Governor's House [Mosque of the Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem] 6 Apr 1862

In 1862, only a few photographers had been granted permission to photograph the Dome of the Rock and the area immediately surrounding the shrine, known as the Haram al-Sharif. Bedford took every opportunity to photograph the site, knowing that images like these would be novel and exciting for audiences back in Britain. The photograph is signed, captioned and dated in the negative, 'F Bedford Jerusalem'.

Acquired by the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII), 1862

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Universal Protests Condemn Biden and Israel

by Oui Sun Nov 5th, 2023 at 08:30:58 AM EST

In breach of International law to prevent genocide with slaughter of civilians in Gaza concentration camp of Palestinian refugees. A demonstration of ugliness seldom witnessed of biblical proportion. And the majority of the Western world stay silent in approval of weeks of inhumane acts by the military might of the "Jewish" state of Israel. Many protesters in Washington were of the Jewish diaspora and were part of the organization such as the Jewish Voice for Peace.

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Countering Islamophobia One Tweet at a Time

by Oui Fri Nov 3rd, 2023 at 08:40:22 PM EST

Modern Muslims' Online Struggle: Countering Islamophobia One Tweet at a Time | Insight Turkey |

Muslims globally are using the internet, not just as a window to see and be seen by the rest of the world, but also as a tool with which to push back against the many attempts to sideline them, profile them, stigmatize them and silence them.1 Their efforts to deploy digital media as a platform that gives voice to the voiceless, thus helping them to amplify and spread their messages, became particularly important in the midst of the rising wave of Islamophobia after 9/11, especially in the West.

With the alarming increase in incidents of hatred against Muslims worldwide and the dangerous new wave of Islamophobia that has been witnessed more recently, many Muslims have resorted to online campaigns to fight against negative misrepresentations, rectify their images, and spread correct awareness about their faith and traditions, their multifaceted identities and lived realities. This commentary provides various examples illustrating how different groups of Muslims are engaging in tireless online efforts to achieve all of these goals.

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Second Coming of Christ - Puritans and Israelites

by Oui Thu Nov 2nd, 2023 at 07:35:04 PM EST

George W Bush's new 'crusade': converting Jews to Christianity | The Guardian - 14 Nov. 2013 |

Bush is speaking at a fundraiser today for Messianic Jews. It's the same imperial mentality that's ravaged the holy land for ages

George W Bush bows his head in prayer during an event marking the 2005 National Day of Prayer. Photograph: Win Mcnamee/Getty Images

Some people think George W Bush did as much as he could to bring about Armageddon with his earlier interventions in the Middle East. But not the man himself, apparently. He has signed up for a fundraising event for the Messianic Jewish Bible Institute, an organisation which aims to promote the second coming by converting Jews to Christianity, and will speak today at their fundraiser in Irving, Texas.

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