Wednesday, October 22, 2014


I guess we have all heard about the nutcase in Quebec who tried to run over two soldiers and managed to wound both, one of them with life-threatening injuries (update: unfortunately the latter, a distinguished 53-year old trooper named Patrice Vincent, succumbed to his injuries. RIP)

This is how Reuters reported on it Monday morning:

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"A Canadian man who was killed by police after trying to run over two soldiers in Quebec 'had become radicalized', the government said after the first such incident since the country joined the fight against Islamic State militants.

The Canadian government did not specify what it meant by radicalised but in the past has used the term to refer to Canadians who become supporters of militant Islamic groups..."

At least the Reuters blokes had the decency to leave open the slight possibility that the would-be killer was, uh, had become, erm, a fohollower of the, umm, prophet.

And now for the coverage provided to the good citizens of the State of Belgium by our self-proclaimed 'quality newspaper' De Standaard:

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In Canada police has killed a man who earlier had run over two soldiers. The incident took place in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu in Quebec. The perpetrator would be a radicalised man. One of the soldiers was wounded very badly, the other one received only light injuries..."

It's unbelievable (or, actually not), but De Standaard manages to COMPLETELY OMIT any reference to the Religion of Peace. Jihad, muslim, islamic? Dude, where's my adjective? A radicalized man? Golly, radicalized how? Prolly an archconservative rightwinger, a devout catholic, a Canadian teabagger version. Must be.

Don't believe me? I just checked out the page in question on De Standaard Online, and at the time of writing it's October 22, almost 1am in the morning. Nossir, still no JIM acronym:

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One actually has to wonder, what a complete clusterfuck your brains have to be to be functioning at De Standaard's editorial staff? EACH AND EVERY DAY brings us more news about the appalling nature of the wicked moon cult known as 'islam', the brain'child' - make that brainmonster - of a leering, illiterate, murderous pervert. Each day brings more evidence of what islam is capable of once it gets hold of, and/or dictates, a man or woman's worldview. And yet the editors and columnists at De Standaard stubbornly keep insisting, even with the facts whizzing about their heads and ears, that islam has nothing to do with the steadily growing torrent of information that points in exactly the opposite direction: pure unadulterated islam is the motor behind the terror.

But NO, NO, NO, NO, NO!!!!! The Vision of the Sophisticates shall prevail!

So, no mention of islam in the above article. The man was just.... "radicalized", you know. Happens all the time. No big deal.

Like I said, it's late, or rather very early, but still I'm going to do the job the De Standaard's editors are supposed to do - provide decent information. Got that, you assholes? Doing YOUR WORK for you again, and for free! Well, it did not take me long to fetch some data re the killer's identity and motives. His name is - was, the fucker's a goner - Martin Couture Rouleau, a 25-year old divorced loser with issues with his ex-wife and child. He converted to islam in early 2013 and changed his name to Martin Ahmad Rouleau, a name he also used on an Islamic-themed Facebook page featuring a plethora of Quranic verses. His Twitter profile under the name @AhmadRouleau sports the ISIS flag. A comment he left on Time Online last May reads: "Islam is the only true religion. Anyone who want scientific proof of God that your terrorist Zionism Rothschild media hide, contact me or add me if you re open minded...”

He had also grown a beard and had started wearing a turban:

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But, NONE OF THAT qualifies for linking islam with Martin Ahmad's Rouleaus actions on Monday.

At least, according to Quality Newspaper De Standaard.


Sunday, October 19, 2014


The day was excellent, and I figured it might be one of the last good ones this autumn, so me and my daughter off to the High Fens, Belgium's 'roof'. The High Fens is a wet moorland plateau characterised by raised bogs, peat moss, and forest, roughly between Eupen in the north, Monschau in the east, Spa in the west and Malmédy in the south. I wrote 'roof' because it's Belgium's highest area, averaging between 650 and 690 metres. The highest point is at Signal de Botrange, 694m, although a joker of an army officer, a certain Colonel Baltia, had about one century ago a small 6m high tower built on this spot so that Belgium would reach up to 700m.

Regardless, it's an beautiful place, as desolate as can be in a small country like Belgium. Since it has a subalpine climate with strong winds and severe, occasionally subarctic winters (lowest recorded temperature - 23.6°C in 1942), it's not populated and has never been. Here are a couple of pics of the Brackvenn, where we walked this afternoon. The Brackvenn is situated in the northeastern corner of the High Fens, straddling the N67, the road linking Eupen and the German town of Monschau, just across the border. The most beautiful part of the Brackvenn is the one to the south of the N67, imho:

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Saturday, October 18, 2014


Sorry, no Saturday Night music this time. OK, I began with it - and intend to go on with it - to end the week on a lighter note after another ~6 days of mostly sobering, if not frightening news.

But cases like the brutal murder of Dr. Maria Del Rosario Fuentes Rubio leave me so stricken with horror and pity that the lighter notes seem inappropriate.

Over at Townhall, Katie Pavlich has the goods:

"Mexico is the most dangerous place in the world for journalists to operate, beating out Iraq, Afghanistan and other dangerous parts of the world according to the International Press Institute.

Earlier this week citizen journalist Maria Del Rosario was kidnapped, tortured and killed. She had been working anonymously in the border town of Reynosa, Mexico to expose cartel activity. Thursday morning her social media account was taken over by her killers who announced her death and sent tweets warning other citizen journalists to back off on cartel reporting. Ildefonso Ortiz has the story:

- Social media postings on Thursday morning mourned the passing of Maria Del Rosario Fuentes Rubio, a Reynosa doctor better known by her Twitter handle @Miut3.

- Law enforcement sources in Tamaulipas, Mexico confirmed her kidnapping Wednesday afternoon and found her body overnight. Due to the early stages of her investigation authorities didn’t release details of the murder. Officials who spoke with Breitbart Texas said they are not only looking at social media but also at her work as a doctor and acquaintances before determining the motive for the murder.

- On Thursday early morning the twitter handle @miut3 posted a farewell message identifying Fuentes by name, posting her picture and telling the community to remain quiet about Reynosa and not make her mistakes “you won’t get anything out of it” as well as warning other citizen journalists that criminals were on to them. The profile image of @Miut3 was changed from the Catwoman photo she always used to a photograph of Fuentes’ bloodied body."

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Dr. Maria Del Rosario Fuentes Rubio in a shot apparently taken by her captors, right before she was murdered.

This was actually the second time this week I was alerted to a horror story coming out of Mexico. Fox News Latino ran an article claiming that at least some of the 43 missing students were burned alive:

"One eyewitness to the Sept. 26 abduction of 43 students in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero has recounted that at least some of the youths were burned alive, a prominent priest and human rights activist said Friday.

The Rev. Alejandro Solalinde, known for his advocacy on behalf of undocumented Central American migrants, cited concerns for the witness' safety in declining to provide any details about his source.

On the night of Sept. 26, police in the town of Iguala fired shots at a group of students from Ayotzinapa Rural Normal School, a nearby teacher-training facility.

Six people were killed and 25 others wounded, while 43 students remain missing.

Several people arrested for the 26 incident told investigators Iguala deputy police chief Francisco Salgado Valladares had his men intercept the Ayotzinapa students and that while a boss from the Guerreros Unidos drug cartel identified only as "Chucky" ordered the young people seized and killed.

Solalinde said at a press conference that he had the opportunity to talk to several people who "directly" witnessed the events in Iguala and that one of them told him that Ayotzinapa students were burned.

Asked whether the witness was referring to all 43 students, the priest replied, "the information is fragmented."

"The person who told me that is very shaken and afraid," Solalinde said.

"If the Ayotzinapa Normal students were alive, do you think they would let this entire problem go on and grow, knowing the national and international reaction we have," the priest said to reporters. "That is the best evidence that they are no longer living."

Criticizing the government's "poor handling" of the tragedy, Solalinde that Mexico needs to be re-founded in the face of violence extending "from border to border and from coast to coast."

"Bodies turn up everywhere," the priest said.

Conflict among rival drug cartels and between the criminals and security forces has claimed more than 130,000 lives in Mexico since December 2006, when then-President Felipe Calderon decided to militarize the struggle against the drug trade."

Can somebody tell me what the hell is going on in Mexico??!!?

To be sure, the most frightening geopolitical evolution today is and remains the rise of militant islam with all that it encompasses: the conflicts in the ME, the islamization of Europe as a result of muslim immigration and demography, West Africa falling prey to AQ offshoots, nukes in Iran and Pakistan, sharia law in Brunei, islamic terror groups in the Philippines, the south of Thailand, China's western provinces etc etc etc.

Islam tout court truly poses a Global Threat.

By contrast, the violence waged by the drug cartels against the Mexican citizenry remains a "local" phenomenon. But as for sheer ruthlesness, barbarity and stone-cold inhumanity, the cartels don't have to yield an inch vis-à-vis the very worst IS, Taliban or Boko Haram terrorists.

I would even wager that it's an even worse kind of terrorism, because the actions of muslim fanatics are still dictated by some kind of logic. A sick and evil logic, for sure, but a logic nevertheless. Their "holy book" states that non-muslims have to be converted, made to pay jizya or killed. As improbable though it may seem, faced with a muslim fanatic you might still have an infinitesimal chance to enter in a discussion with him and point to the flaws in his reasoning. As despicable as the possibility is, you might even have a slight shot at saving your ass by converting at the last moment.

No such thing is possible in a confrontation with Mexico's drug cartel operatives. The way in which they kill has a rather machinelike 'quality', as if the beasts pulling the trigger or thrusting the knives are robots straight out of a Terminator movie.

There's estimates circulating of 80,000 deadly victims in Mexico's drug wars since 2008, or, see above, 130,000 since 2006! In view of the fact that this death toll is "confined" to only one country (soon two, if US border control remains as lax as it is), the numbers defy description and would, if extrapolated to the same geographical area in which muslim terrorism is manifesting itself, actually dwarf the best 'efforts' of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Khalid Meshaal, al Nusra et al. The lack of interest of the world can only be explained by the fact that unlike islamic terrorists, drug warlords and their accomplices do not seek publicity.

That the state of Mexico finds itself in a conundrum is to put it mildly, and there is mounting evidence that the cartels have infiltrated in both the police and the military. Try to imagine how to get out of that!

There do not seem to be easy solutions for Mexico's predicament. But I foresee a future, not so far off, when the problems may become so bad that the US military will have to step in, in order to establish law and order in Mexico's north.

In the meantime it should be clear to each and everyone that with so much mayhem in the US's southern neighbor, the Obama Administration's open border policy is sheer insanity. The Rio Grande should actually be shielded by combat troops. That, and an immediate crackdown on drug users and dealers in the US itself: for it is the DEMAND FOR NARCOTICS in America which is directly responsible for the drug cartels' growth.

However, with a 'president' in the White House who is very much content with a border that's as leak as a sieve, AND who is publicly advocating marijuana use, none of the above steps are likely to happen.

Let us go back to this incredibly brave woman, Dr. Maria Del Rosario Fuentes Rubio. Apparently she was a beautiful person in all aspects. The grisly photograph below was posted as a warning to other citizen journalists:

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The wretched remains of this outstanding Human Being help me to put my own efforts in the correct perspective: there is NO WAY they can be compared to the task Maria Del Rosario committed herself to. Next to this incredibly brave woman who knew she was risking her life on a daily basis, who probably knew that her killers were just around the corner and snooping on her, I am but a pathetic wanker.

Pray for Maria and her loved ones. Pray for those missing students. Pray for all the victims.

And may justice soon find the perpetrators of these horrible crimes.


Friday, October 17, 2014


Via The Conservative Citizen:

"If you can get arrested for hunting or fishing without a license, but not for entering and remaining in the country illegally — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If you have to get your parents’ permission to go on a field trip or to take an aspirin in school, but not to get an abortion — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If you MUST show your identification to board an airplane, cash a check, buy liquor, or check out a library book and rent a video, but not to vote for who runs the government — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If the government wants to prevent stable, law-abiding citizens from owning gun magazines that hold more than ten rounds, but gives twenty F-16 fighter jets to the crazy new leaders in Egypt — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If, in the nation’s largest city, you can buy two 16-ounce sodas, but not one 24-ounce soda, because 24-ounces of a sugary drink might make you fat — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If an 80-year-old woman or a three-year-old girl who is confined to a wheelchair can be strip-searched by the TSA at the airport, but a woman in a burka or a hijab is only subject to having her neck and head searched — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If your government believes that the best way to eradicate trillions of dollars of debt is to spend trillions more — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If a seven-year-old boy can be thrown out of school for saying his teacher is “cute,” but hosting a sexual exploration or diversity class in grade school is perfectly acceptable — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If hard work and success are met with higher taxes and more government regulation and intrusion, while not working is rewarded with Food Stamps, WIC checks, Medicaid benefits, subsidized housing, and free cell phones — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If the government’s plan for getting people back to work is to provide incentives for not working, by granting 99 weeks of unemployment checks, without any requirement to prove that gainful employment was diligently sought, but couldn’t be found — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If you pay your mortgage faithfully, denying yourself the newest big-screen TV, while your neighbor buys iPhones, time shares, a wall-sized do-it-all plasma screen TV and new cars, and the government forgives his debt when he defaults on his mortgage — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If being stripped of your Constitutional right to defend yourself makes you more “safe” according to the government — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

What a country!"

He could have thrown in the bit about border agents bravely stopping Kinder eggs or bagpipes at the border with Canada while letting drug cartel operatives, let alone illegals, freely roam and spill over the border with Mexico.

Well, you Americans certainly got CHANGE, isn't it?


Thursday, October 16, 2014


Caught my eyes:

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Via The Free Patriot:

"Advertisement space can be very pricey, especially for drivers who can’t take their eyes off of it and cause a motor vehicle accident from their distracted stare. That was what happened as a result of a failed experiment for one Moscow advertising agency.

The commercial ad group Sarafan Advertising Agency attempted to drum up new clients by convincing potential customers that their ad space is lucrative for businesses. They used a truck as a moving billboard to convey their message of the company’s effectiveness by plastering a massive photo of a nude woman holding her breasts to both broad sides of the freight truck, the Daily Mail reported. The photo also displayed a note that read: “They attract.”

Unfortunately for many drivers with crashed cars, the ad did attract – distract. Sarafan unwittingly caused over 500 traffic accidents with this inappropriate ad.

Rather than keeping their eyes on the road and the cars ahead of them, drivers watched the pair of giant breasts parade by. The news source reported that police received a total of 517 accident reports in under a 24 hour time period.

The amount of calls became so overwhelming that cops decided it was in the public’s interest to corral the chesty truck until the ads could be removed. One driver, Ildar Yuriev, caught up in the ordeal when a separate driver crashed into his car while on his way to work in Moscow, explained his personal experience with the breast photo fiasco to the Daily Mail:

“I was on my way to a business meeting when I saw this truck with a huge photo of breasts on its side go by. Then I was hit by the car behind who said he had been distracted by the truck,” Yuriev said. “It made me late and left my car in the garage, and although I am insured, I am still out of pocket.”

The agency’s spokesman apologized for the incident, saying his company will happily cover the financial costs of the accidents."

And a big cigar for Sarafan Advertising Agency!


Monday, October 13, 2014


In almost two weeks, 30 missions were flown, each time with a two-plane flight, and two ground targets engaged and destroyed. A modest tally, but then the BAF operates only six F-16 jets from a Jordanian base.

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The first time a group of ISIS terrorists on foot were taken out (see below); the second time an armed pick-up truck with its crew.

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The following video courtesy of VTM (Vlaamse Televisie Maatschappij) News:

The first officer is Major General Fred Vansina, explaining that the first target, which had already been spotted by our jets, were first engaged by a drone with 'een klein type raket, wat onvoldoende bleek'. Translation: 'a small type of missile, which proved to be insufficient'. Thereafter the F-16's intervened and took them out with a guided bomb.

An explanation which leaves me with a few questions. By 'drone' I assume he means an MQ-1 Predator drone; by 'a small type of missile' an AGM-114 Hellfire (are Predators equipped with other types of missiles?). Hellfires have warheads weighing 8-9 kg. Vansina says that since the blast thereof was 'insufficient', our jets used precision-guided bombs instead. To the best of my knowledge, these must be Paveway II's, which, also to the best of my knowledge, pack around 90kg of tritonal high explosive in their warhead. I fear that I may come across as a terrible illiterate with real military guys, but is there anyone who would judge the blast of the bomb, which leaves the palm trees to the right untouched, as from a Paveway warhead?

The report goes on to say that our F-16's operational area covers the whole of Iraq, but that most of the 30 missions were flown near Baghdad. There were also some missions in Kurdistan and apparently a handful against a target lying perhaps 100km west/northwest of the Iraqi capital.

The second officer is Lt Gen. Claude Van De Voorde, the BAF's CINC, saying that more occasions to engage the enemy presented themselves but that the Belgian Liaison Officer in (?) HQ (in Qatar, is that possible?) vetoed them because the risk for collateral damage was too high.

In the meantime, Belgium finally has a new government, a center-right one no less, and it is up to this new government whether our fighter-bombers stay after the initially agreed upon timeframe of one month.

I sure hope so. Even though the sorties flown by the 'international coalition' amount to only 10 per cent of the total number of sorties, the lion's share of course being flown by US planes, any help is welcome. The Kobani siege is bad for the Kurds, but the real prize is of course Baghdad. If that city would fall then the rest of the country would be up for grabs, and the psychological impact would be appalling. Think helicopters on a roof in Saigon and all that - and worse.

The absolutely dismal, even scandalously poor performance of the Iraqi Army is a bad thing, and even one that warrants close scrutiny when all this is over, but the US and the West losing a ten-year investment trying to install a working democracy in the region would be far worse. We are talking here about an investment that has caused the deaths of close to 5,000 US servicemen and women, tens of thousands of wounded and maimed, untold billions of dollars in reconstruction and training, and a dazzling array of military hardware. All these efforts cannot be permitted to go to waste. The US and its allies have to stay there and pound IS to smithereens until they back off. I refuse to believe a couple of tens of thousands illiterate murderers who probably can't even perform properly beyond the platoon level can't be defeated.


Sunday, October 12, 2014


The Singing Butler by Jack Vettriano, OBE. Born as Jack Hoggan in 1951 in Fife, Scotland, in a poor working class family, and setting his first steps in the labor market as an apprentice mining engineer, nothing seemed to indicate he'd become a hugely productive star artist whose works breathe a Hopperesque quality. This work, the most well known of them all, is from 1992. In that same year, it was rejected by the Royal Academy summer exhibition. On 21 April 2004, its original canvas was sold at auction for £744,500.

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I don't care how many times it's been recycled or how many cheap reproductions have been made.

I don't care he's being regarded somehow as a cheap erotica painter.

It's ART, period.


Saturday, October 11, 2014


Crash Test Dummies with Mmm mmm mmm mmm. What else?

Canadians from Winnip-eh, Manitoba.

Pixies with Velouria. From imho their best album, Bossanova (1990).

Amazing song. Must have played it a thousand times in my last year in Ghent, 1991.

Good night.


Friday, October 10, 2014


All week long there have been heavy clashes between Kurds and salafists on Hamburg's streets. Breitbart has the goods.

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"...Gangs have been taking to the streets of Germany for much of this week, as “peaceful” protests by Yazidi Kurds were attacked by “ISIS terrorist Militias” of Salafist Muslims armed with broken bottles, machetes, and in some cases even firearms. The violence echoes that of the ISIS conflict in Syria and Iraq, and the riots in Turkey that killed 14 this week.

Dozens have now been injured in Germany as the numbers protesting increased night-on-night, with 400 Kurds facing off 400 Muslims on Tuesday.

An estimated 1,000 Kurds turned out on Wednesday to continue the protest, and many returned to the same mosque again on Wednesday night in defiance of their attackers.
Police, who had been called up from several states was able to keep disturbance to a comparative minimum but there were still ugly scenes, as widely reported in the German press.
Weapons included “knives, brass knuckles, iron bars, a machete and even kebab skewers”, and police reported confiscating a gun with ammunition, following another firearm taken earlier in the week.

Many Germans have expressed alarm at the events, saying the fights showed Germany was becoming a violent side-show in global conflicts, and there had been a "blurring of borders in the war propagated by the IS".

Joachim Lenders, chairman of the local police officers union said the violence was of "civil-war like excess" and "without the professionalism of the police people would have died". Protests also took place in Berlin, Bremen, Hannover, Dusseldorf, Dortmund, Münster, Frankfurt, and Stuttgart."

Check out the Daily Mail's coverage too.

A couple of years ago, a certain Andrew Neather, a former advisor to Tony Blair, David Blunkett and Jack Straw publicly admitted that the massive increase in the influx of migrants into the UK was a deliberate attempt by Labour to "open up the UK to mass immigration" and to "radically change the country and rub the Right's noses in diversity".

As we have been covering ad nauseam on DowneastBlog, this kind of policy was implemented basically all over Western Europe, courtesy the socialists and greens BUT with the tacit approval of much of what passes for the "Right" or center right.

We are increasingly beginning to see how that 'rubbing our noses in diversity' is panning out. One man knew it all decades ago:

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Thursday, October 09, 2014


It must have been 1987 when I saw Hamburger Hill - as a student in Aalst, in one of those two cinemas there, not far from the centre. Have forgotten its name. The Palace? Whatever.

Anyway, this was three years after Platoon, and at the time the latter struck me as by far the most authentic.

Over the years I have changed my opinion.

The following exerpt shows a squad of Screaming Eagle paras descending the slopes of said 'Hamburger Hill' after the umpteenth fruitless attempt to take the summit:

HH's director was John Irvin. Looking back now, it is clear Irvin's sympathies were far more with the US military than Stone's. No phoney baloney bromides about 'the enemy is inside us'. I recall Irvin saying in a TV interview shortly after the release something to the extent of "The enemy was the VC, the NVA, period", and I guess if you had asked any trooper back then, he would have agreed - with the exception of John F*cking Kerry, of course.

That said, I do have my issues with regards to the battle of Dong Ap Bia, which is how the Vietnamese know Hamburger Hill (FYI, in straight army parlance it was Hill 937, a dominating feature in the A Shau valley). The heroism of the units involved is without question. The wisdom of the troop deployment is not. Wars are about winning, but military commanders have a moral obligation to find out the cheapest way to achieve that aim. Which is why, say, a Montgomery, is more sympathetic to me than a Patton. Patton was a far more flamboyant character than Monty was, and therefore more likely to be perceived as a jolly good chap. By contrast, Monty was someone who seemed to possess a natural talent for inducing chagrin.

But Patton was someone who was prepared to send troopers to certain death to make a show, as the story of Captain Baum proves. Check that out for yourself, it's about a US Army captain who in the last weeks of the war penetrated the German lines in order to fetch Patton's son-in-law, a certain John Waters if memory serves, from a POW camp 100 or so kloms behind the frontline. The attempt 'scheitered', Baum's entire task force was destroyed and the surviving members sent to the POW camp themselves, and all of that to set a guy free who would have been liberated in a matter of weeks anyway.

That's playing with soldier's lives in my book, and I have no good word for that. Monty would never have done that.

Anyway, the above fragment for some reason has continued to capture my imagination, if anything for it shows that back then already, Ted Kennedy was a defeatist ass. Good performance of Dylan McDermott as Sgt Adam Frantz too. Strange how this guy's movie career seems to have faltered after that.


Saturday, October 04, 2014


I feel uneasy writing about this, but I feel I MUST.

Islamic State yesterday identified its next target, Peter Edward Kassig. Kassig is a 26-year old former US Army Ranger whom IS captured in Lebanon last year while he was offering help to Syrian refugees. To that purpose, he had founded an NGO which provided blankets, food and medical care to refugees from neigboring Syria.

IS put a disturbing video online showing a masked operative declaring the Army veteran would soon be beheaded too - sharing the gruesome fate of Alan Henning, Hervé Gourdel, Steven Sotloff and James Foley.

In a last-ditch attempt to stave off the murder of their son, the parents of Peter Kassig today released a video of their own, imploring IS to refrain from the execution.

But there is a lot in this video that has a very disturbing dimension of its own, though. Watch:

And check out this transcript from CNN:

"The family of ISIS hostage and U.S. aid worker Peter Kassig released a YouTube video Saturday asking his captors to show mercy and free him. Referring to him as Abdul-Rahman -- a first name his family says he took, having converted to Islam while being held hostage -- father Ed Kassig said: "We implore his captors to show mercy and use their power to let our son go."

Peter Kassig, 26, first went to the Middle East as a U.S. soldier and returned as a medical worker, feeling compelled to help victims of war. His mother, Paula, addressed her son in the video: "We are so very proud of you and the work you have done to bring humanitarian aid to the Syrian people," she said.

Most of all, know that we love you, and our hearts ache for you to be granted your freedom so we can hug you again and then set you free to continue the life you have chosen, the life of service to those in greatest need," she added.

The couple noted they were releasing the video on the same day of Islam's Eid al-Adah or the Festival of Sacrifice, when Muslims slaughter lambs, goats, sheep and cattle and distribute the meat to the poor and their families. The holiday coincides with the end of the hajj pilgrimage and commemorates Allah's sparing Abraham from sacrificing his son Ishmael."

I note several things:

a.) The first thing is that people should realize that monsters who are even capable of killing babies, as they have done, will NOT be dissuaded by a lame plea on a YouTube video to save the life of a grownup American. Of course I have it easy. Of course I'm sitting here on my warm ass and it's somebody else's child whose life is at stake. But even in the position of the Kassigs, after all the atrocities that have been committed by IS, after the useless pleas of other parents, it should be crystal clear to them that you cannot rekindle whatever infinitesimal flame of humanity may be left in the husks of these orcs, for the simple reason that it is not there and has never been.

b.) The second thing is that Peters mother has her head covered, which I find ABSOLUTELY DISGRACEFUL. Look, I try to comprehend that a mother fearing for the life of her son will clutch at whatever straws she can think of, but there's this voice in me that's literally SCREAMING with anger because of how weak we have become as a society. So utterly and devastatingly undermined in our beliefs about ourselves and our civilization that we seem to have lost the last sparkle of pride in the accomplishments of our much better and stronger predecessors. Even if you would feel you'd have to do a video, one should not humiliate oneself by donning islamic garb in a vain hope at appeasement. It not only is a horrible humiliation, but at the same time a betrayal of everything OUR Western culture stands for. You simply don't bow down to a 'culture' that is vastly inferior, like islam.

c.) The third thing is that Peter Kassig would purportedly have converted to islam, assuming the name Abdul-Rahman. As if that is not horrifying enough, even his parents refer to him like that, throwing the name THEY THEMSELVES GAVE HIM AT BIRTH... in the wastebin. What a shame, what a terrible shame!

d.) And last but not least there's the timing of their video, which concides with the islamic festival of sacrifice. Currently, there's a big fuss over here because if it depends on the newly installed Flemish government, 2014 will be the last year muslims will be able to slaughter animals without anesthysizing them. Already spokesmen for the muslim communities are threatening with civil disorder in 2015. If Eid al-Adah commemmorates Allah's sparing of Abraham from sacrificing his son, it's a strange way of commemmorating because each and every year Eid al-Adah turns out to be a bloody gorefest of gigantic proportions. LOOK at this photo of muslims celebrating Allah showing mercy vis-à-vis Abraham:

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Don't see much mercy over there. Muslims get a kick out of slitting throats. Kassig's parents might as well put their video online on Halloween.

Such is the result of decades of leftist indoctrination that KEEPS insisting that islam is a 'religion of peace', that somehow, somewhere, that elusive but grandiosely huge majority of muslims are peaceful and well-meaning, that AQ, Islamic State, Boko Haram, al-Shabaab et al are the fringe.

They are not the fringe. If anything, they are the champions.

And again, I am reminded of that line in the Oliver Stone movie Platoon, the Vietnam war movie from 1986, which at the time made a ginormous impression on me. But which I now see in a totally different light, because I have learned who and what Oliver Stoned is: a self-hating and deluded leftist fuckwad who is craving, every time he wakes up, to empty what has been processed in his bowels during the night asap on his own country and his own civilization.

That Platoon line is: 'The enemy is in us'.

The enemy is indeed in us, but not in the way Stone, who seems to have fancied the NVA and the VC, imagined.

The enemy is in us and among us all right, and it is first and foremost ubiquitous in schools, academia, the MSM, De Standaard, the LA Times, the BBC, Le Monde, The Guardian, and among at least 80 per cent of our politicians. For decades they have learned us to hate ourselves and our culture, to the point that people are willing to dump a steaming pile of shit on their heritage and go muslim all over on a fucking YouTube video you can watch all over the planet.

In World War II, thousands upon thousands of American servicemen were beaten, starved, butchered and yes, BEHEADED, in Japanese POW camps.


Because back then, people were confident in who they were and what they stood for.

This is the body of Steven Sotloff, may God have mercy on him:

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His mother Shirley had also pleaded with ISIS to save the life of her son.

Much good it did him.

As horrible as the predicament of the Kassig family is, as rude and coarse as my denunciation of them sounds even in my own ears, as much as I realize how very different and difficult their position is compared to mine... I can't help but reprimanding them for publicly denying what their son actually is: a Westerner, an AMERICAN - and at one time a proud Ranger (at least I hope he was). That is how he should have been adressed, not as fucking Abdul-Rahman.

In this conflict with ISIS, for humanity there is but one option: kill and destroy as many of them as possible. Pulverize them. Atomize them. And treat the remnants the Kitchener Way.

As for the wider picture: acknowledge that ISIS is but a symptom of the disease.

And that Disease is called ISLAM.

Peter Kassig, that's your name, PETER EDWARD KASSIG, NOT "ABDUL-RAHMAN", but PETER EDWARD KASSIG, tomorrow I will go to church and pray for you, desperately. That's all I can do. That, and doing my damnedest best, even with the pitiful means at my disposition, even with my many flaws and weaknesses, to spread the message wide and far that ISLAM IS CANCER, and the sooner the sane part of humanity realizes it the better.

May God be with you.



Albert Hammond with I don't wanna die in an air disaster, a magnificent golden oldie.

English singer/songwriter and producer with Gibraltarian ties. Also known per other hits such as It never rains in southern California, I'm a train, The free electric band, but these I considered a bit too mellowy for Outlaw Mike's Music Box.

OK, The Walker Brothers last week were mellowy too, but we can look over that because of Scott Walker's impressive baritone.

In 1979, the Nick Straker Band, from London, had a huge hit with A Walk in the Park.

Fusion pop group around Nick Straker. After "A walk in..." they had some minor succes in the States in 1981, with 'A little bit of Jazz', and that was it about. The above bozos are an outfit called The Conways, but the music seems to be the original Nick Straker version.

Goede nacht.


Friday, October 03, 2014


...because we can't keep talking about muslim a-holes ALL the time.

Dammit! I did it again!