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How to shoot down a stealth fighter

Posted by Picard578 on September 9, 2017

Locklin on science

Editorial note: I actually wrote most of this five years ago, but was reluctant to publish it for misguided patriotic reasons. Since people are starting to talk about it, I figure I might as well bring some more sense to the discussion.

I’ve already gone on record as being against the F-35. Now it’s time to wax nerdy as to why this is a dumb idea. I’m not against military spending. I’m against spending money on things which are dumb. Stealth fighters are dumb. Stealth bombers: still pretty dumb, but significantly less dumb.

f-35-turkey

I have already mentioned the fact that the thing is designed for too many roles. Aircraft should be designed for one main role, and, well, it’s fine to use them for something else if they work well for that. The recipe for success is the one which has historically produced good airplanes: the P38 Lightning, the…

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Fleeing Tyranny or Bringing it with Them?

Posted by Picard578 on May 31, 2017

https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/10356/immigrants-tyranny

  • Many newcomers to Canada and Europe are demanding laws similar to those from which they claim to be seeking refuge.
  • Newcomers soon start demanding privileges. They ask for gender segregation at work and in educational institutions; they ask for faith schools (madrasas), and demand an end to any criticism of their extremist practices such as female genital mutilation (FGM), forced marriages, child marriages and inciting hatred for other religions. They call any criticism “Islamophobia”. They seek to establish a parallel justice system such as sharia courts. They are also unlikely, on different pretexts, to support any anti-terror or anti-extremism programs. They seem to focus only on criticizing the policies of West.
  • It is now the responsibility of Western governments to curb this growing turbulence of religious fundamentalism. Western governments need to require “hardline” Muslims to follow the laws of the land. Extremists need to be stopped from driving civilization to a collision course before the freedoms, for which so many have worked so hard and sacrificed so much are — through indifference or political opportunism — completely abolished.

Terror attacks and other offshoots of Islamic extremism have created an atmosphere of mistrust between Europe’s natives and thousands of those who entered European countries to seek shelter.

The situation is turning the Europeans against their own governments and against those advocating help for the war-torn migrants who have been arriving.

Europeans are turning hostile towards the idea of freedom and peaceful coexistence; they have apparently been seeing newcomers as seeking exceptions to the rules and culture of West.

In an unprecedented shift in policy after public fury about security, the German government decided to shut down the mosque where the terrorist who rammed a truck into a shopping market in Berlin, Anis Amri, was radicalized before hecommitted the crime.

The mosque and Islamic center at Fussilet 33 in Berlin had apparently also been radicalizing a number of other youths by convincing them to commit terror attacks in Europe and to join the terror group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

The authorities had the mosque under surveillance for a time but did not make a move before 12 innocent civilians were butchered by Amri on December 19, 2016, while leaving around 50 others injured.

The police and counter terror authorities also conducted raids in 60 different German cities and searched around 190 mosques to target kingpins of another group called “The True Religion”.

Europeans appear to be seeking an alternative way to control this social disruption.

Many Muslims want to live in segregated areas where they strive to create the kind of culture they left behind before settling in the West. This preference, however, seems to lead to a rise in extremism and is proving counterproductive for the society as a whole.

The newcomers soon start demanding privileges. They ask for gender segregation at work and in educational institutions; they ask for faith schools (madrasas), and demand an end to any criticism of their extremist practices such as female genital mutilation (FGM), forced marriages, child marriages and inciting hatred for other religions. They call any criticism “Islamophobia”. They additionally seek to establish a parallel system of justice such as sharia courts.

Hardliners have been delivering sermons across the Europe preaching hatred and intolerance of other religious groups.

Most newcomers also seem reluctant to condemn the terror attacks committed by jihadis or the inhumane activities of totalitarian regimes such as Saudi Arabia or Iran. Most newcomers are also unlikely, on different pretexts, to support any anti-terror or anti-extremism program.

These groups seem only to focus on criticizing the policies of West towards the Middle East and Muslim countries and blame the West for everything wrong with the Muslim world.

The Muslim Council of Britain — a non-government organization claiming to represent British Muslims, and affiliated with over 500 mosques, charities and schools — introduced its own so-called counter-terrorism campaign, instead of following the one launched by the government.

In the U.S., the Council of American Islamic Relations (CAIR) also shocked many when its leaders demanded the district attorney of Louisiana cancel an ongoing anti-terrorism training program and accused the organizer of being a “notorious Islamophobe”.

“We are not a pro-abortion march, we are a pro-women march,” one of the advocates for sharia in the West, Linda Sarsour, stated while addressing a feminist event in Washington D.C.

The event was organized right after President Donald Trump’s inauguration and was supposed to criticize his anti-abortion stance and seek equal rights for women.

Sarsour, however, seemed less interested in the cause of these women and sounded hungrier for attention and publicity to market her brand of sharia.

Sarsour , who appears to have been seeking imposing sharia on West – in a plan that would entail taking away most of the rights from these liberal women — was instead standing next to them as if she were the champion of their rights.

Sarsour,known for desiring to slice off the genitals of girls, merely tweets for general Muslim across the globe.

Linda Sarsour speaks onstage during the Women’s March on Washington on January 21, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

Sadly, we now have in the West extremists who seem hell-bent on dragging civilization back to repression and violence in the name of sharia.

These hardliners are projecting a dogma that implies the advantages of killing and persecuting apostates, non-Muslim minorities, homosexuals, and inflicting the same brutalities on women and minors as we have been seeing in many Muslim majority countries in Middle East, Asia and Africa – as well as, unofficially but increasingly, in Europe and the West.

The British government recently announced a posthumous pardon for thousands of people who were penalized by the state for homosexual activities decades ago.

In the same Britain, however, more than half the Muslim population still believes that in the U.K., homosexuality should be completely illegal.

The cracks between the Muslim and European cultures seem to be widening even in the most harmonious places.

In Canada, a resolution by a Muslim MP seeking special laws to condemn freedom of speech about Islam, has led to scores of Canadians taking to the streets calling on the government to avoid bending rules in favor of a specific religious group in the country.

Many newcomers to Canada and Europe are demanding similar laws to those from which they claim to be seeking refuge.

Khadija Khan is a Pakistani journalist and commentator currently based in Frankfurt, Germany.

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How a pro-Palestinian American reporter changed his views on Israel (with comment)

Posted by Picard578 on February 16, 2017

https://www.jihadwatch.org/2017/02/how-a-pro-palestinian-american-reporter-changed-his-views-on-israel

The link above has a good discussion of anti-Israel media bias. It has hit home because I used to be affected by the same bias myself, and description is quite close to my own experience – except for the fact that I never personally witnessed things described in the article, with main factor in my own change of heart being learning about Islam itself. Also, I was never really a liberal myself. I was a socialist at times, but due to history of my nation (being from Croatia), I always was a nationalist. And that is a danger of knowing facts without context. It is a fact that Israel is bombing Palestine: but context is that they are only doing it in self-defense. It is a fact that Europe had colonized Islamic world: but context is that said colonialism was merely an act of self-defense against Islamic aggression. It was very successful self-defense as well, forcing Islam to fight against infidels on its own home turf, instead of coming over to fight in Europe.

Today, Islam is carrying out aggression against both Israel and Europe, through a combination of terrorist cells and mass immigration. How this war will end, nobody knows. And Israel, with hostile Arabs in front and hostile, increasingly Islamic liberal Europe in the rear, is in dire straits. Both Islam and liberalism are dogmatic, illogical sets of beliefs, and are working together to destroy Europe. Left reacts with outrage whenever West attempts to protect itself against Islam, and so acts as a Trojan horse enabling Islamic conquest. Israeli “colonization” of Palestine works under the same logic as European colonization of Africa and the Middle East: it creates a tampon zone to protect Israel itself from Islamic aggression, and moves the violence to Islam’s home turf. Islam has an inbuilt hatred against all non-Muslims, but this hatred is especially pronounced against the Jews. Palestinian terrorists intentionally use civilians as human shields in order to make Israel look bad in the eyes of emasculated liberal West.

Liberal West itself uses double standards: what is acceptable for Muslims to do, is not acceptable for Israelis to do. Reason for this is inbuilt liberal anti-white, anti-Western racism: they see conflict as a developed Western country beating on underdeveloped Arab neighbour because it fits their narrative of Westerners always being the oppressors. When facts cannot be made to fit the narrative, they deny the facts, positing that Islamic terrorism is not endemic to Islam, but is in fact created by the West.

A reading that may help explain causes of liberal antisemitism: “Nazi roots of multiculturalism

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The role of nationalism

Posted by Picard578 on November 21, 2016

Nationalism is in the basis of democracy, thus plutocrats try to destroy it through policies such as the supranational integrations (European Union) and agreements (TTIP, TPP). But people seem to be moving in different direction.

Aussie Conservative Blog

Throughout President Obama’s final swansong urging the world to keep sight of globalist policies, nationalist ideas have been heavily criticized. According to the President, nationalism is to blame for World War Two and virtually every other tragedy in human history.

However, the circumstances under which nationalism has been a force for good, should not be overlooked.

“Is Obama’s world a Utopian myth?”, Pat Buchanan, November 18 2016:

Speaking in Greece on his valedictory trip to Europe as president, Barack Obama struck a familiar theme: “(W)e are going to have to guard against a rise in a crude form of nationalism, or ethnic identity, or tribalism that is built around an ‘us’ and a ‘them’ …

“(T)he future of humanity and the future of the world is going to be defined by what we have in common, as opposed to those things that separate us and ultimately lead us into conflict.”

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In defense of nationalism (Priznajem HR)

Posted by Picard578 on November 16, 2016

U obranu nacionalizma

A summary of the article in points:
– history shows that ethnically homogenous states are the most stable
– nationalism did not cause wars. Greed did, and nationalism was just a tool, no different from “freedom”, “democracy” etc.
– neoliberalism and Islam are just codifications of greed of their founders, Milton Friedman and Muhammad
– nation is also attacked because it is an old structure in a system that uncritically declares everything new as being good
– journalists do not understand nationalism because they are part of the elite
– nationalism cannot be equated with chauvinism or Nazism, because nationalism is not an agressive, but defensive, ideology
– main reason nationalism is being attacked is that it goes against plutocratic interests expressed in free trade, globalism and supranational integrations
– liberals uncritically accept anything new, foreign and “exotic”, including such genocidal ideologies as Islam. Nationalism is against that.
– progressivism treats all people as being not only equal but identical, exchangeable parts of a machine. Nationalism accepts differences, and thus goes against progressivism.
– historically, agressors were mostly multinational/supranational empires or states aiming to become such
– nationalism prevents conflict by preventing mixing and teaching people respect for different cultures
– wars were caused mostly by the same things that are most hostile to nationalism: free trade, multiculturalism, supranational integrations
– stable nation is based on ethnos and a single culture
– nationalism is required to keep elites at least somewhat connected to the society. Religious or economic divisions, if not bridged by nationalism, will destroy society (e.g. North Africa, Middle East)
– nationalism is prerequirement for democracy, and appearance of democracy coincides with appearance of nationalism
– by replacing heirarchies based on the education, wealth or religion, nationalism allows social care, and freedom of speech, belief and action required for the democratic society
– Nazism is an expression of weakness of nationalism, because healthy nationalism and connections it fosters remove the need for a totalitarian government
– ethnic nationalism is more stable in turbulent times than civic one
– large number of independent, ethnically and culturally independent nations is good for humanity as a whole because it fosters progress, unlike today’s situation when transnational plutocratic organizations do all the decision-making
– ideal state is ethnically, culturally and territorially homogenous, but since that is impossible, a balance between Gesselschaft and Gemeinschaft is needed

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Why Did Germany Lose World War Two?

Posted by Picard578 on November 7, 2016

Unfortunately, a lot of fascist mood remains in Germany. Merkel is supporting Islamofascism because she is also supporting German neoliberal fascist mood, and sees in Islam a common soul. And United States are no different. US plutocrats had long seen a common fascist mood in Germany, starting with when they gave Hitler ability to produce synthetic fuel, which allowed him to launch World War II; I wrote this post about US imperialism some time ago:
https://defenseissues.net/2016/04/16/history-of-us-imperialism-2/

And many of them remained allied with Hitler throughout World War II, even when US res publica was fighting the Nazism, and US youth dying in war (albeit it was USSR that actually contributed most to defeat of the Nazi Germany, followed by the British Commonwealth – that is, Empire plus Dominions; despite what US national mythology wants you to think, US were comparatively a minor player). IG Farben and Vereinigte Stahlworke, produced 95% of German explosives in 1937-8, using capacity built by US loans and partly US technology. IG Farben had cooperated with Standard Oil, which gave it monopoly on German gasoline production. On beginning of World War II, IG Farben was largest chemical manufacturing enterprise in the world, with vast influence, something which was only made possible by Wall Street capital. IG Farben was also tasked by Hitler to make Germany independent from imported resources – rubber, gasoline, lubricating oils, magnesium, fibers, fats and explosives – by utilizing vast German coal reserves. Processes were developed or acquired abroad – such as iso-octane process, acquired from United States. Two largest tank producers in Germany were also Opel, a subsidiary of General Motors (which had 100% of ownership in it), and Ford A G, subsidiary of Ford company in Detroit (Ford himself was decorated by Hitler for his services to Third Reich). Bendix Aviation helped create German aircraft industry – in 1940, it supplied complete technical data for diesel engine starters to Robert Bosch, and before it it supplied data on automatic pilots to German Siemens&Halske A G.

Through German Ford, Germany imported various war materials. In late 1930s, Ford-Werke AG was transformed into German company, which exported automobiles to rest of Europe and US; any required foreign supplies were procured through American Ford Company. During war, Ford transferred modern US production and sales methods to Germany; information about that was promptly buried by Washington. French Ford produced 20 trucks a day for Wehrmacht. While US Bombing Command did not bomb European plants owned by Wall Street interests, UK Bombing Command apparently did not receive note. When RAF bombed Ford plant in Poissy in France in 1942, Vichy Government paid Ford 38 million francs as compensation for damage. Its primary function was manufacture of light trucks and spares for trucks. And it was trucks, not tanks, that enabled German blitzkrieg through France – even though tanks did play important role, army can only move as quickly as its logistical support allows it to. Germany failed in invasion of USSR partly because only few of its elite divisions were entirely motorized, while rest were entirely foot-slogging or, at best, horse-bound.

Patrice Ayme's Thoughts

Because the nasty don’t deserve anything else, of course. But there is much more to say, bearing on the astounding way all too many Germans, starting with their crippled, not to say creepy, finance minister find normal to treat part of Europe, even today.

Salvador Dali pointed out that Germany launched World War Two, just to lose it. The same German sadomasochism is fully obvious with all Germans who proposed to throw Greece out of the Eurozone. Indeed, violent ones, explain to me what to do next with the Greeks? Use German high tech to displace Greece east of New Zealand?

Thankfully, Germany is not Europe’s hegemon (contrarily to what superficialists believe). The French Republic leads a coalition with more economic power than Germany, and (hopefully) is determined to keep Greece under its wing. France is also flouting the restrictions on deficit (Germans can go fight in Africa and the Middle East, to…

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“Islamophobia”: Created By The Muslim Brotherhood To Silence Critics

Posted by Picard578 on August 21, 2016

rga

thoughtcrimeTO: All Leftists, PC-apologists and butt-hurt Muslims.

RE: “Islamophobia” [#1] is fake concept designed to silence legitimate criticism.

“Islamophobia” is a made-up nonsensical word. Here, let me explain it to you.

A phobia, by definition, is an ‘irrational fear’. Since there have been 28,000 acts of Jihad [#2] since 9/11, most carried out while screaming “Allahu Akbar!” – I think the only IRRATIONAL reaction, is not being fearful.

Therefore, shouldn’t it be called ISLAMOREALISM?

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Rounding Up The Chicoms

Posted by Picard578 on August 10, 2016

Rounding Up The Chicoms by David Archibald, author of Australia’s Defence (Connor Court) and Twilight of Abundance (Regnery) 2 August 2016   We study history so as to not repeat it. If your ad…

Source: Rounding Up The Chicoms

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4 Stages of Islamic Conquest:

Posted by Picard578 on July 15, 2016

by Civilus Defendus, with a hat tip to Kali Politus

(Video by LSA, PDF version here. Click, save, share.)

STAGE 1: INFILTRATION

Muslims begin moving to non-Muslim countries in increasing numbers and the beginning of cultural conflicts are visible, though often subtle.

  • First migration wave to non-Muslim “host” country.
  • Appeal for humanitarian tolerance from the host society.
  • Attempts to portray Islam as a peaceful & Muslims as victims of misunderstanding and racism (even though Islam is not a ‘race’).
  • High Muslim birth rate in host country increase Muslim population.
  • Mosques used to spread Islam and dislike of host country & culture.
  • Calls to criminalize “Islamophobia” as a hate crime.
  • Threatened legal action for perceived discrimination.
  • Offers of “interfaith dialogue” to indoctrinate non-Muslims.

How many nations are suffering from Islamic infiltration? One? A handful? Nearly every nation? The Islamic ‘leadership” of the Muslim Brotherhood and others wish to dissolve each…

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French Firepower Forward: The unrealized potential of the Dunkerque and Richelieu Class Battleships

Posted by Picard578 on June 17, 2016

Padre Steve's World...Musings of a Progressive Realist in Wonderland

Richelieu in the 1950s

This is the second in a series of five articles on the battleships built under the provision of the Washington and London Naval Treaty limitations in the 1930s. I am not including the ships which were completed in the immediate aftermath of the Washington Treaty limitations. This series looks at the modern battleships that the World War II combatants would produce in the 1930s which saw service in the war. Part one covered the Italian Vittorio Veneto class entitled The Pride of the Regina Marina: The Vittorio Veneto Class Battleships. This article covers the French Dunkerque class and Richelieu class Battleships. Part Three will deal with the British King George V Class and Part Four the American North Carolina and South Dakota Classes. I have already published the final part which covers the German Scharnhorst Class entitled Power and Beauty the Battle Cruisers Scharnhorst and Gneisenau .

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