THERE are very many good reasons why men and women in uniform absolutely must cleave to the highest standards of honour, decency and – most of all – restraint. One of them is to avoid what the CIA calls “blowback”, which is reaping the whirlwind of provocative, previous actions.
Two black men have been shot and killed by American police officers this week, both on camera. One of the killings is almost certainly egregious, the other possibly so. This in a country with certain race relations issues. And then last night in Dallas –
The gunman killed in a stand-off with Dallas police said he wanted to kill white people, especially officers, the city’s police chief has said.
The suspect, named by US media as Micah Johnson, 25, said he was upset about the recent police shootings of black people, Police Chief David Brown said.
It’s virtually certain that in Iraq and Afghanistan, scandals such as Abu Ghraib motivated locals to fight back. This is blowback. It’s also pretty likely that the its victims are not among the original perpetrators. So it seems here too. A headbanger gets riled up by a history of police officers in Louisiana, Minnesota and elsewhere, killing blacks, and he finally has enough, it seems. (For the avoidance of doubt, and this being ATW, I blame the killer. He is solely responsible for what he did.)
Five Dallas police officers are now dead, while others in Louisiana, Minnesota and elsewhere, are alive. Maybe – maybe – if a few of them had acted with a bit more restraint, five Dallas police officers would still be alive today.
Dallas Tx. at a Black Lives Matter Protest an Ambush was setup to Kill Police Officers, to kill White Police Officers. This Protest was only setup 24hrs before. However this Ambush was setup and trained for. Out of the dead are 4 Dallas Police officers and 1 Dallas Area Regional Transit Officer, 12 other Officers were wounded.
4 Suspects have been apprehended, one is Dead. The attack took place from a Parking Garage over looking the Protest route. The dead suspect was negotiated with for hours. During that time he explained that he was in Support of and Part of Black Lives Matter. He said he wanted to kill White Officers and White People. He said that the police will eventually find the IEDs that he had placed.
After hours of Negotiating with the Suspect the suspect once again opened fire on the police. This went on for another 45 minutes. The Police sent in a Robot with a Bomb attached to it, and blew the snipers position up killing him in the process. 3 other Suspects are in Custody, 2 Men and 1 Woman.
These Officers that were killed were doing their Job. Providing Security and blocking Traffic so that A Black Lives Matter Protest could march through the Streets of Dallas Safely. As they provided a safe route for this Protest the Protest was used as a means to Ambush and Murder Cops.
A new burka ban has been enforced in a Swiss canton, with two people already being fined for defying it … More than 65 per cent of voters approved the ban in a referendum in the canton in 2013.
The Swiss like their referendums. Politicians can’t really do much without them. It’s a jolly enlightened way of doing business compared to “democracy” in most of the West, where politicians take one vote every 4/5 years as a green light to do whatever they like.
And yeah, I do think the sensible people of Tessin are showing the burka all the respect it deserves, which is none. The Telegraph piece reports that the local Saudi embassy has got the good news clearly. Wahhabists don’t strike you as the most humble bunch, but they’re warning Saudi visitors “to respect and conform to Swiss rules and regulations”.
Theresa May will challenge Andrea Leadsom to be the next Tory Party leader and the next Prime Minister. The second round ballot of MPs this afternoon saw May lead with 199 votes, Leadsom score 84 and Michael Gove, who is eliminated, get 46.
While the Left talks about empowering wimmin, the Tory Party gets on with it; no fuss, no bother, no shortlists. This in addition to the Scottish Conservatives being led by a lesbian. The salons of Islington can only dream of being so right-on.
So it’s down to the Tory rank and file to pull our Brexits nuts from the fire. Theresa May and her supporters are talking about the importance of “proven experience”. Yes, it’s vital if you want proven experience of being hopeless. Tory members do like a fresh face. David Cameron had only been an MP for four years, and had zero ministerial experience, when he came from behind to be elected leader.
Some have said that May having 60% support of the parliamentary party would lead to a Corbyn moment if Leadsom wins. Since May is a Remainer, and a cowardly one who hid during the campaign, we’d have a national Corbyn moment if she gets the gig.
It could go either way.
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A Left-wing German activist has reportedly admitted to lying to police about the ethnicity of men who allegedly raped her.
Selin Gören, a 24-year-old spokeswoman of youth movement Solid, has said she didn’t reveal the men’s ethnicities because she was afraid of fuelling racism against refugees.
Gören was allegedly attacked by three men in January in Mannheim, late at night in a playground.
Just think about it. This Left Wing idiot’s mind and soul have been so twisted by cultural Marxism that she would rather her jihad-rapists get away with it, because she so hates that normal people would know the truth. Not only that, she risks other German girls (the jihad-rapists were in a playground) being jihad-raped, because of her brainless politics.
In other rapefugee news, muslim immigrants are still raping and sexually assaulting Swedish girls in mass attacks. Not that the BBC cares to mention that the attackers are jihad-tapists, but we all know that the BBC not mentioning ethnicity is code for muslims.
Hey girls, don’t forget your magic wristbands.
DON’T google Deutsche Bank if worrying about the future isn’t your thing.
Banking stocks have taken a real hammering lately, and rughtly so. Italian banks are so bust that they’re almost Greek. French banks aren’t in much better state. But it’s Deutsche Bank which is worrying some. The FT reports that its decline is continuing hugely this week. A recent report (your mileage may vary) claims:
The real problem of Deutsche Bank is its exposure on derivative market. The sum of just under 55 trillion EUR is 20 times bigger than the GDP of Germany. Majority – 70% – of all derivatives are interest rate derivatives and they are secured with government bonds.
In short, you can forget “Brexit fears” if DB goes belly up. There’ll be no EU left anyway. The domino effect will wipe everything out.
CHILCOT is finally published. It was never going to declare anyone guilty of war crimes; that was never in its remit. In short, the inquiry was into the hows and whys the UK went to war in Iraq, and to examine the post-war occupation and reconstruction. On the latter, it’s particularly damning. At seven years in the making and almost 3 million words, the entire thing is for lawyers and historians only.
Tony Blair responded to Sir John Chilcot’s report this afternoon. While apologising for “failings” (which he brushed over quickly), he stood by his decision to wage war in Iraq.
He accepted intelligence had been wrong and post-war planning had been poor.
But he insisted that he did what he thought was the “right thing” at the time and he still believed Iraq was “better off” without Saddam Hussein.
You might think that Iraq is an undeniable catastrophe, and you’d be right. No doubt it’s London’s greatest foreign policy blunder since at least Suez. Hundreds of thousands are dead and Iraq is still mired in sectarian bloodshed, which is a direct consequence of the war. This we know. I’m also not surprised one bit that Blair can see all this and still think that it was the “right thing” to go to war.
His vanity is so colossal that it won’t allow him to even recognise the possibility of fault or error on his part. More than this, he has the narcissists ability to always convince himself. He’s been telling himself that he was right, for so long, that nothing can possibly happen in Iraq to dent his certainty.
Bottom line: he’s not lying, he genuinely believes that invading Iraq was the right thing to do.
13 years later the UK has come out with a damning report on Tony Blair’s decision to back the US Invasion of Iraq. Love for Blair in the UK is, to out it mildly, a rare thing. He combined saying the right things without necessarily doing them in my opinion. Was he devil, saint or a mixture? Your thoughts please.