Archive for July 29, 2018

Mental health break for today .

July 29, 2018

Germany: Rise of the Salafists

July 29, 2018

UNRWA U.N. agency for so-called Palestinian ‘refugees’ to cut 1,000 jobs after U.S. cuts more than $300 million in annual funding

July 29, 2018


Employees of the corrupt UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA) in Gaza staged a protest for the second day in a row against the agency’s recent decision to scale down its operations and lay off up to 1,000 employees.

U.S. Business Insider“This is a death sentence for us,” said Sabri al-Malawani, who held up his termination letter at a protest outside an UNRWA office.

The United Nations agency that helps Palestinian refugees said on Wednesday it would reduce jobs in Gaza and the West Bank at the end of this month following U.S. budget cuts. The job losses, which trade unionists say will eventually affect 1,000 people, have been prompting protests in Gaza.

SIPSE (h/t Maurice) Earlier this year, the U.S. cut around $300 million in funding to Unrwa, resulting in a $217 million budget shortfall. U.N. officials say the cuts are “the largest ever reduction in funding Unrwa has faced.”

Employees of the U.N. Palestinian refugee agency escalated their protest Wednesday in the Gaza Strip against sweeping pay cuts and dismissals as the organization blamed U.S. funding cuts on the crisis.

Hundreds of Unrwa staff continued a sit-in that began Monday at the organization’s Gaza office and announced plans to go on an openended strike, demanding the agency cancel recent job eliminations and downgrading of contracts.

Obviously, it is. Let your oil-rich Arab brothers fund this UN agency for Muslim freeloaders

After the strike tomorrow, we will take more steps that could paralyze life in the Gaza Strip,” Amir al-Miss’hal, head of Unrwa’s Palestinian employees union, told The Associated Press. Al-Miss’hal says the agency technically canceled about 1,000 more jobs by stopping hiring new employees to fill in for those who retired.

One staffer who received a dismissal notice Wednesday attempted to set himself on fire during the sit-in, but bystanders and colleagues stopped him after he poured gasolina on his body. Unwa provides basic services to millions of Palestinians and their descendants, who were made refugees in Gaza, West Bank and neighboring Arab countries after Israel’s creation in 1948.(Um, no, they were ordered to leave the area by Arab leaders who promised they could all return in a few weeks, once the 4 Arab armies had killed all the Israelis and taken back the land that belonged to Israel)

Saudi Arabia is the ONLY oil-rich Arab Muslim nation funding UNRWA

“The American administration’s decision to withhold $300 million had a deep impact on UNRWA’s ability to cater to Palestine refugees’ increasing demands.

Founded in 1949, UNRWA serves an estimated five million Arab refugees in the West Bank, in Gaza (why are there refugees in Gaza which Israel left in 2005?), Syria, Lebanon and Jordan. It is funded mainly by voluntary contributions from U.N. member states…apparently not anywhere near enough now that US has pulled out.

Learn the truth about the so-called Palestinian refugees:

Iran’s Mullahs Must Be Stopped

July 29, 2018

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Karl Marx once said derisively about spiritualism: “Religion is the opiate of the people.” If so, one of them is more like crack cocaine.

Islam is a creed of an ignorant people in a primitive and barbaric age. It is fixated in time and place; it harbors the ambition of taking the 21st century world back 14 centuries and ruling it by its dogma of violence, intolerance, injustice and death. Yet Islam is not only an obsolete vestige of a defunct era, but is itself an infinitely fractured belief that can hardly put its own house in order. The numerous Islamic sects are at each other’s throats; sub-sects and schools despise one another as much as they hate non-Muslims. Hatred, not love, drives Islam.

The mullahs take pleasure and pride in their lavish lifestyle and power, and they want to bequeath it to their children, not to the people of Iran. So they assure their minions that Allah does not approve of the anti-Islamic practice of democracy, an invention of “western devils.” Be sure to remember that these crafty, evil men are also long-term planners. They have messianic plans to rule the world someday. And with their lifestyle, they can have their cake and eat it, too: leisure, power, and destruction, insulated from the corrective forces of the political marketplace.

The mullahs are superb practitioners of the art of making a deal. In this practice, as in the game of poker, much depends on how one plays their hand. In the game of deal making, beating around the bush is a standard operating procedure. They know that weak-willed Westerners feel productive when they “talk,” and engage in “negotiations.” These activities do nothing; but then again, accomplishing anything other than advancing their own careers and generating an undeserved sense of self-importance is never the goal of pinheaded diplomats.

Presently, the mullahs have been doing all they can to imprison, rape and kill with impunity the internal opposition, and want the rest of the world to keep its nose out of their “family” business. Executions in Iran have skyrocketed.

Crimes committed by this cult of savagery are too numerous to fully enumerate here. Sallying out of the Arabian desert with the sword of avarice, Muslims attacked civilized people in search of booty. Their early success inflamed their lust and propelled them in their march of death and destruction.

The disciples of Muhammad, following his example, swept away other people’s heritage, antiquities, and way of life at the point of the sword. The agenda left by Muhammad is still the guiding life pattern for his followers. The world is Islam’s, and anyone and anything non-Islamic must be wiped out by any and all means, Muslims believe.

No need to repeat that Islam has never been content to limit itself to the land of its birth. It has always been on a quest for conquest, by force, by migration, and by any other means.

Fourteen hundred years of suffering is far too long for any people, although the Jews hold the record for that misfortune. The Jews have at long last returned to their homeland, even though they are still encircled by the vicious Arab Islamists, who would like nothing better than to drown every last one of them in the sea, similar to the way the Islamists forced our Zoroastrian people out of the country or the remaining few to the edges of inhospitable desert.

With the passage of time, blaming the historical foreign invaders for our sorry plight failed as an explanation. Replaying the long-ago tragic drama of the Imams’ sufferings did little more than supply a superficial psychological relief. Real new enemy-making was in order to keep the victimization mentality alive and prevent the people from self-examination to find the true culprit for their misery.

Selected president Hassan Rouhani’s bellicosity notwithstanding, the Islamic Republic of Iran is on the verge of collapse upon the head of the despised mullahs and their emblematic Revolutionary Guards (IRGC).  A few nudges from the outside world would serve as the tipping point for the long-suffering Iranians to rise and bury the mullahs in the graveyard that they so richly deserve and have made of Iran.

My advice to the President Trump and the people of my adopted country is this: while enjoying life, don’t let down your guard, and make sure that no one lulls you into the deadly trap of complacency.

Yes, if the mullahs get the bomb, they will make use of it in numerous ways. They will use it for blackmail, they will use it in small packages through untraceable proxies, and they might even launch it by their missiles in a homicide-suicide fashion which is their trademark. After all it is the mullahs’ deeply-held belief that their cataclysmic act will expedite the coming of the Saheb-ul-Zaman (the Lord of the Age), whence he would set the world on the righteous course while those who have hastened his coming will be immersed eternally in the joys of pleasure in Allah’s promised paradise.


Iran’s Saviz “cargo” ship set up Red Sea attack on Saudi tankers 

July 29, 2018

Source: Iran’s Saviz “cargo” ship set up Red Sea attack on Saudi tankers – DEBKAfile

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The attack on two Saudi supertankers on the Red Sea on Wednesday, July 25, was orchestrated by the Iranian Saviz, a weapons-carrying spy ship, DEBKAfile’s intelligence sources report.

Disguised as an Iranian-flagged cargo vessel, the 16,660-ton ship carries containers aboard and below decks filled with advanced surveillance gear for tracking commercial and military shipping on the Red Sea. Western and Middle East naval sources have for some weeks been watching the Saviz in a holding pattern between its home base on the Eritrean Dahlak archipelago and the Bab al-Mandeb Straits of the Red Sea.

Before the first Saudi supertanker Arsan was attacked, Saudi and United Arab Emirates intelligence intercepted signals from the Saviz informing Houthi coastal bases of the Arsen’s projected route opposite Yemen’s Red Sea coast with a timeline for when the tanker would come within range of the Yemeni rebels’ shore-based missiles. Our military sources estimate that the Houthis used Iranian C-801 or C-802 shore-to-ship missiles against both the Saudi super tankers they attacked. Only one achieved a direct hit to the Arsen’s stern almost certainly near the water line, but its warhead only partially detonated, causing a 2-3m hole in the hull. Had it penetrated any deeper and reached the 2 million barrels of oil in ship’s hold, one of the worst environmental disasters ever would have ensued. Several other Houthi missiles exploded in the water.

The day after the attacks, Iran’s Quds force chief Qassem Soleimani gloated: “The Red Sea is not secure with the presence of American troops in the area,”

Although the damage to the Arsen was indeed minimal as the Saudis claimed, they decided not to take any chances and immediately announced the suspension of oil shipping through the Red Sea and Bab al-Mandeb until conditions were secure. Oil prices shot up by one percent on the world markets. An estimated 4.8 million barrels of oil are shipped daily through the Straits of Bab al Mandeb, which is only 20km wide. Any move to block this Red Sea strait would virtually halt oil shipments from the Gulf through Egypt’s Suez Canal to the Mediterranean that are destined for Europe and the Far East.

Since October 2016, there have been eight Iranian-instigated attacks on US, Saudi and UAE warships and tankers sailing through the Red Sea. They were conducted by Houthis, who were trained in weapons and assault tactics by Iranian Revolutionary Guards and Hizballah instructors. They taught the Yemeni insurgents how to use anti-ship missiles, fast explosive boats, speedboats equipped with RPG launchers, drones and sea mines. The Houthi missile strike on a pair of Saudi tankers differed from the preceding attacks in that for the first time, Iranians were directly involved.

The US only reacted once before to this aggression: A Houthi missile base on the Red Sea shore was smashed on the orders of President Barack Obama after striking the USS Mason warship on Oct. 9, 2016.

On Friday, July 27, sources in Washington reported that the Trump administration was weighing possible military action, including expanded intervention in the Yemen war, to keep the Red Sea oil shipping route open against Iranian threats to the waterway. Administration officials denied these reports saying that any military action would be taken by US regional allies such as Saudi Arabia, and not American troops. The Iranian naval spy ship Saviz has therefore got away with threatening a key international oil route, while Tehran has proved willing to perpetrate an unimaginable environmental calamity.