Kashoggi – Have you had enough of it?

 

International Relations

The American Press, Politicians, and Fairness

By Mustang

Air Force officials announced the next chapter in a partnership with the Royal Saudi Air Force

Have you had enough?  I have.  It is time for news reporting, harping, and commentary as it relates to the murder of Jamal Kashoggi to end.  Without making any judgment about Kashoggi as a person, how is his demise at the hands of the Saudi government any business of the United States —particularly since the alleged crime was committed in Turkey, within the Saudi Embassy, and not within any US territory or facility?

I am no fan of the Saudis (or any other Middle Eastern cesspool), but I have to wonder if our idiot journalists and equally foolish politicians are aware that every Islamic culture in the world is barbaric.

These are people who continue living in the 7th Century.  Now then, after twenty or more years of watching (or being aware of) the beheading of non-Moslems and/or the death by hanging of homosexuals, should anyone on the planet be surprised to learn that Saudi thugs have murdered a dissident and then dismantled his body to hide the murder?  Are we so naïve to imagine that we can hold the Saudis or any other Islamist society to a higher (Judeo-Christian) standard —or more to the point, that the Saudis even care what we think?  Well, in my view, anyone who thinks that we can hold a barbaric culture to a higher standard is unrealistic and immature.

It is true that the Kashoggi murder was outrageous —but then, many behaviors within the cloak of Islamism are.

It is not as if horrible things never happen within our own borders.  Discounting leftists, we should expect that nearly every American will agree that Kate Steinle’s murder was a tragedy of epic proportions.  We hated what happened, even though not everyone agreed that justice was served or that José Inez García Zárate (AKA Juan Francisco López-Sánchez) received a correct sentence —but the government and defendant had their day in court.  The case of Kate Steinle was an internal matter, appropriately addressed within the body of American jurisprudence, none of which is the business of foreign press, commentators, or half-baked politicians —and had any of these interests demanded of US authorities an accounting of the Steinle murder, I daresay that the American people would have been livid— and rightly so.

Whatever the events involving Kashoggi in Turkey, this is a matter between the Turks and Saudis.  If the Saudis have in fact arrested those responsible for the murder, then it is up to them to seek a just resolution —and it is none of America’s business.  It is time to let it go …

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Sunday Respite – Gypsy Autumn

 

We are starting to see some Autumn colors here, but so far it doesn’t look like we are in for a spectacular Fall. Wishing everyone a wonderful day. You may prefer watching this in full screen.

Today’s respite:

From the album  Gypsy Music From Eastern Europe,

Sergei Trofanov – Boucles D’O

I am not much for this translation, so this is my personal one!

 

California Parents Lose One More Right As State Limits Kids’ Menu Drinks To Water Or Milk

 

This story is not big as the lightbulb, shower head or toilet water restrictions the government has imposed. Maybe not as big a story on a ban on plastic straws. Just a reminder on a Saturday that the march on our liberties moves forward unabated. Just an update for my Saturday Flashback

Remember Mooch Obama bans fried foods and Frosted Flakes at Daycare Centers

Centers will be allowed to serve cheese, cottage cheese, and yogurt, as long as it has fewer than 23 grams of sugar per 6 ounces. The first version of the regulation would have banned cheese, cottage cheese, and “cheese food, or spread.”

The government said it will allow daycare centers to break the rules for special occasions like birthdays, but urged centers to “use discretion.”

Back to the latest control:

Yes, the rumors are true. California lawmakers passed a state law that forces restaurants within the state to offer only select beverages on children’s menus. Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 1192 into law in late September and it easily passed in both the State and the Assembly. Support for the nanny state law flew under the guise of what’s healthiest for the children.

The default options for beverages on children’s menus have been forced to change to unflavored milk and water.

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Should the government dictate what drinks a restaurant can serve to patrons? Do you want the government to decide what is healthiest for your children? When you go to McDonald’s, are you there for a fat-free kale smoothie? Is this giving you flashbacks to Nanny Bloomberg’s large drink ban in New York? (Which, I might add, was finally struck down in court as unconstitutional.)

That is precisely what is happening in California right as we speak. You are probably not surprised, but at the same time, when will the insanity stop?

Nothing against dairy on this site, but it does cause some problems for a lot of people. So who is to say that prompting the parent to “choose” milk is automatically healthier than the occasional soda drink? One could surmise that orange juice is healthier than soda until you see how it’s made and realize that it’s not the wholesome fruit-based drink we think it is.

Previously, California banned the sale of soda pop in schools. But, teens then apparently took to sports drinks.

Intellectual Takeout says:

As a 2013 study on the effects of soda bans published in the International Journal of Behavior Nutrition and Physical Activity warned, “State laws that ban soda but allow other SSBs [sugar-sweetened beverages] may lead students to substitute other non-soda SSBs.” (Unsurprisingly, California lawmakers also tried to ban sports drinks in schools in 2010. They failed, but the USDA passed a nationwide ban in 2013).

[…]A 2018 UCLA study found that while adolescent soda consumption was down in California, sugar consumption overall was still on the rise.

 

H/T full story Zero Hedge

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French Conservative Le Pen is mightier than the Sword!

 

Think this can’t happen here? The trial balloons have already been set loose regarding Trump’s mental fitness and the use of 25th amendment. Let’s take a look at how the Conservatives are doing over in France regarding this issue.

They must be afraid Le Pen will run for President again, and win this time.

 

 

By Mustang

I’m not sure that many people in the USA care all that much about European politics —and perhaps even less about politics in France, and yet what is happening in France today is uncannily similar to the antics of the American left.  Activities, by the way, that seem to demonstrate that the leftist movement is indeed one of global proportions.  I would not be surprised to learn that the founder and financier of the so-called Open Society Foundation has a hand in the anti-Democratic/anti-Republican shenanigans unfolding in France today.

Marine Le Pen is a French politician and lawyer who serves as President of the National Rally Party (formerly known as the National Front).  She is a member of the French National Assembly and the youngest daughter of the founder of the National Front, Jean-Marie Le Pen.  She additionally serves as a regional councilor and a member of the European Parliament.  In 2012, she placed third in France’s contest for the presidency, and in 2017 she placed second in the first round of elections.  In certain American publications, Le Pen is regarded as among the world’s most influential people (2011, 2015, 2016) and ranked in Politico as the second-most influential member of the European Parliament.

Marine Le Pen may be described in several ways, but she is unmistakably pro-French.  She received extensive media attention during her run for the presidency in 2010 when, during a speech at Lyon, she compared the blocking of public streets and squares within French cities, in order to accommodate Moslem prayer, with the Nazi occupation of France during World War II.  She said, “For those who want to talk a lot about World War II, if it’s about occupation, then we could also talk about Muslim prayers in the streets, because that is occupation of territory.  It is an occupation of sections of the territory, of districts in which religious laws apply.  There are, of course, no tanks, there are no soldiers, but it is nevertheless an occupation and it weighs heavily on local residents.”

Naturally, the media did flip-flops and the Moslem’s who have come to believe that they are allowed to do anything they wish —because they are Moslems — rioted.  Apparently, Le Pen is made of sand; she doesn’t care what Moslems think —or the press either, for that matter.  She speaks directly to the French people.  It is my belief that Le Pen wants to regain large swathes of French territory lost to the Moslem horde and it will be interesting to see whether she will eventually make it to the presidency.

It will be a rough road.  In 2015, the French government instituted an investigation for “distributing violent images.”  The images she publicized were pictures of the murder of American journalist James Foley —which came only a few weeks after jihadists murdered 130 people in Paris attacks (November 2015).  Ah, but as a member of parliament, Le Pen has immunity from prosecution.  No matter … her immunity was lifted in order for her to face trial for posting images that her political enemies claim will “incite terrorism, pornography, or harm human dignity.”  Were she ever convicted for this crime, she could end up in jail for 3-years and face a hefty fine.  Le Pen isn’t giving up, though …

“I thought I had been through it all: well, no.  For having condemned Daesh [ISIS] horrors in tweets, the justice system is putting me through psychiatric tests.  Just how far will they go?”  Later on, Le Pen appeared on BFM-TV, a French 24-hour news broadcast stating, “Totalitarian regimes use such methods against opponents to make them look like their crazy.”  She told reporters that she would not submit to such tests.  “I’d like to see how the judge would try and force me to do it,” she said.  Apparently, magistrates in France do have the power to order psychiatric tests —but Le Pen is having none of it.

Why did she share “horror pictures” of Moslem atrocities?  She did it in response to a French journalist who drew a comparison between ISIS and her own political party.  She later deleted the picture of James Foley after a request from his family to do so.  She said that she had been unaware of the identity of the individual in the murder picture.

So, what is going on in France?  I think it’s politics as usual.  Le Pen represents the conservative right; her enemies are on the communist left.  Her claim that she is being politically persecuted has been picked up by other European conservatives, as well … and they have rushed to her defense.  While Le Pen is attempting to regain popular support after her defeat to President Macron in 2017, her party is facing separate legal inquiries into allegations over the misuse of EU funds.

There you have it, folks.  The leftist assault on conservative (traditional) values is not just happening in the United States.  I can only conclude that George Soros (and his minions) is a very busy little bee.

 

Khashoggi? ‘Where Was This Concern for Our Ambassador Brutally Murdered in Benghazi?’ says Limbaugh

 

The Washington Post sure wasn’t concerned about what happened to our Ambassador Stevens and the three other men who fought bravely to the death on a rooftop in Benghazi. Reported at the time were that other American individuals were injured and flown to Bagram Air Base in Germany. Forced to sign a non-disclosure as to what happened, silencing them forever. Never questioned. Little is known about those who survived the Benghazi attack.

The State Department confirmed in March, after multiple inquiries by Fox News, that a total of three diplomatic security agents, as well as a State Department contractor, were among the Americans injured during the terrorist assault which killed the two former SEALs, Ambassador Chris Stevens, and Foreign Service Officer Sean Smith.  Here

Now the WP has their knickers in a knot over the murder of Jamal Khashoggi but of course, one of their own. Really? The bio if this fellow Khashoggi given by Rush at the end clip.

Here is a link that Limbaugh mentioned for the Bio on Khashoggi

The fate of Khashoggi has at least provoked global outrage, but it’s for all the wrong reasons. We are told he was a liberal, Saudi progressive voice fighting for freedom and democracy, and a martyr who paid the ultimate price for telling the truth to power. This is not just wrong, but distracts us from understanding what the incident tells us about the internal power dynamics of a kingdom going through an unprecedented period of upheaval. It is also the story of how one man got entangled in a Saudi ruling family that operates like the Mafia. Once you join, it’s for life, and if you try to leave, you become disposable. Full story over at the Spectator

 

Rush Limbaugh had a few choice words on the disparity of the two stories which I will get to in a minute.

But first let’s think about what we have been up to, or what we might know that the CIA or others have done in our name. This from the CIA gov site.

 

THE CIA’S WORLDWIDE KILL SQUADS[PDF]

https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/docs/CIA-RDP84-00499R001000080001-7.pdf

 

The we have

FORMER CIA AGENT SAYS AGENCY PROMOTING WAR

 

This gives a good overview:

The CIA has a long history of helping to kill leaders around the world …

 

 

Last let us not forget this one from Hillary Clinton and her handiwork over Benghazi way that gets us back to the point of the post:

 

 

 

But then again, what difference did it make?

 

Wednesday on his nationally syndicated radio show, conservative talker Rush Limbaugh compared the situation involving journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was allegedly brutally killed at a Saudi Arabian consulate in Turkey, to that of the tragedy of September 11, 2012 at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi that resulted in the deaths of J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.

 

Here goes a part of the Rushbo tape that I managed to find. Transcript below.

Listen to it at Breitbart:  HERE

My comment:

So now we are going to blow up our relationship because the Saudi Prince was attempting to westernize? So this Muslim Brotherhood fellow by the name of Khashoggi is a turncoat and anti Westernization? And with this power struggle let’s destabilize the Middle East and our economy. Was he really that dumb to think he could saw the guy up in the consulate and no one would know that video would show the guy went in and didn’t come out? Yes, I know, the Saudis export terrorism. Just like so many other nasty dictators that we deal with. Just maybe he is different. Not a crazy man that we now will attempt to overthrow or kill which is more likely.

Starting to sound a bit like the Shah of Iran that we so easily dispensed with?

 

Partial transcript as follows (courtesy RushLimbaugh.com):

Ladies and gentlemen, I have a question. I continue to get emails about the so-called Washington Post journalist, Jamal Khashoggi. My question is a really rather simple one: Where was this concern for our ambassador and three other men brutally murdered in Benghazi? Somebody explain that to me? You realize how much attention is being paid to what… Has it been confirmed….? Did something happen since this program began?

Has it been confirmed that Khashoggi was murdered by the 15 hit men from Saudi Arabia? Has it been confirmed? It’s not confirmed? So it’s still likely or thought to be… And the story is that it took him seven minutes to die, that they dismembered him alive, at some point gave him drugs to knock him out, and then they listened to music while they did all of this. And of course until I blew up the theory that the Apple Watch contained the evidence, they were gonna try to make it look like proof existed in the form of audio recordings.

Khashoggi knew what was in store for him and he had finagled his Apple Watch to record the stuff somehow on his iPhone. That is very, very unlikely because of it being technologically impossible, barring just only two exceptions. I would have a tough time believing Khashoggi even knew to do or how to do. But all of this concern. And remember Hillary Clinton, when repeated questions were asked about how in the world four Americans were allowed to be murdered in Benghazi, with no assistance, and Hillary Clinton’s reaction?

(paraphrased) “What difference does it make now?” she said in frustration. Does anybody see a disparity here in proportion? Now, of course, we all understand why. The Democrats seriously believe they have a way of blaming Donald Trump for this. CNN all afternoon has tried to make it look like that Trump knows the Saudis did it and is trying to provide them cover. That’s… It’s despicable! The graphics that they are using to try to make that case. But I think there’s a lot proportionality missing here. Again, I don’t think the media realizes how obvious their subterfuge is to people now.

On Tuesday’s program Rush gives the background of Khashoggi that you won’t hear the MSM tell you about. It starts at about 58:00. A Muslim Brotherhood man opposed to the Westernization underway in Saudi Arabia.

We are the good guys. We don’t slice and dice. Bravo.

 

 

Life —it’s all about them

 

Gwyneth Paltrow

By Mustang

It’s pretty amazing when you think about it … how rich and arrogant leftists are, how they will do anything to enrich themselves further, all the while pretending that they give a damn about “the people.”  I read this example of financial greed a week or so ago … thought I’d share.

The actress Gwyneth Paltrow (a leftist-weirdo if ever there was one) wasn’t content to rake in millions in the film industry, so she started a company called Goop.  No, really —that’s what she calls it.  The company sells “healthful” products to help the little people. She calls it her lifestyle brand.  Some examples of her products include GTOX 5-salt detox body scrub, Martini Emotional Detox Bath Soak, Replenishing Night Crème, and Revitalizing Day Moisturizer.  She calls one wellness product He Shou Wu rejuvenation tonic; it’s a supplement selling for about $73.00.  You can get a charcoal stick for just under $30 —but I’m not quite sure what you’re supposed to do with it.

A British newspaper recently described the Paltrow products as Gobbledy-Goop and they’ve called her out on some of her ridiculous claims.  Ignoring these criticisms, she actually appeared on BBC to defend her brand, even claiming that the company hires its own scientists to help develop quality products.

Perhaps Gwyneth misspoke; perhaps she meant to say that her company hires its own pseudoscientists.  Real scientists are telling BBC that Paltrow’s claims are only this: fraudulent.  Dr. Edzard Ernst, who is an emeritus professor of medicine at the University of Exeter said, “The only evidence her products are supported is that they render Mrs. Paltrow richer and her gullible customers a little poorer.”  Dr. Les Rose, a retired medical researcher added, “This subculture of alternative health is actually very harmful.”

Well, no matter … Paltrow won’t be dissuaded.  “We really believe there are healing modalities that have existed for thousands of years and they challenge maybe a conventional western doctor that might not believe necessarily in the healing powers of essential oils or any variety of acupuncture —things that have been tried and tested for hundreds of years … and we find that they are very helpful to people and that there is an incredible power in the human body to heal itself.”

Here’s a sample of her healing modalities (raucous laughter is authorized):

She sells Jade Eggs.  The company ran a televised interview with a beauty guru who advocated that women should put jade eggs inside their vaginas to increase their sexual energy.

The company also recommends Vaginal Steaming to clean the female insides.  This is where a client sits on a mini-throne and a combination of infrared and mugwort steam cleans the uterus.  Paltrow wrote, “It is an energetic release that balances female hormones.”  One [real] doctor opined: “It is probably not a good for the vagina.  Herbal steam is no better and possibly worse.  Mugwort, when steamed, either vaginally or on the vulva, can’t possibly balance any reproductive hormones, regulate menstrual cycles, treat depression, or cure infertility. Most definitely never do that,” he said, “as there are risks of burns at a place where you don’t want any.”

Goop recommends that women never wear tight bras because it can increase the risk of breast cancer.  Now this is a topic that scares most women.  Experts, on the other hand, say that the claim is “bad, unscientific, and maddening.”  Why would Paltrow do such a thing?

Finally, Paltrow’s company sells Moon Dust.  Yep.  It’s a range of powdered herbal remedies said to work synergistically at the deepest levels to enhance one’s beauty, brains, body, sexual energy, sleep, and spirit.  Paltrow herself is said to sprinkle moon dust in her morning smoothie.  On the other hand, bona fide nutritionists say that its ingredients are a mixture of Chinese herbs and medicines and there is no evidence that it has any value to human health.

Paltrow had to pay out nearly $150,000 for making the false Jade Egg claim, but she remains undeterred.  She and fellow nut bag Demi Moore toasted ten successful years selling their snake-oil modalities to people who are dumber than they are.

I suppose it all comes down to this: either Gwyneth Paltrow seeks to enrich herself by taking advantage of mentally fragile people, which is typical of most leftists here in America as well, or if she truly does believe in the healing power of Vaginal Steaming, she ought not be allowed to walk around without the supervision of an adult caretaker.

Elizabeth Warren called ‘First woman of color’ and other absurdities

 

Here is a collection of the “best of the rest” of Fauxcahontas! Talk about the most astute political move of our times, let’s give a shout out to Liz Warren. Apparently she thought announcing her DNA results which indicate her Native American heritage is about the same as most other Americans was a perfect idea just before the November election. Here are some of the highlights. Enjoy!

Let me get this straight. The left is permitting Elizabeth Warren to appropriate native culture so that they can call Trump racist for making fun of her for appropriating native culture to get into Harvard. It’s getting hard to keep up.

 

Even better, I found this gem:

 

Harvard hired the first woman of color -drum roll please Elizabeth Warren!

A 1997 Fordham Law Review piece described Elizabeth Warren as Harvard Law School’s “first woman of color.”

 

 

Don’t forget to read the fine print on this bogus non-story about Fauxcahontas

 

Then of course there is this:

 

 

I must end my post with these for comic relief:

 

The of course there is this:

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