Saturday, July 02, 2016


First The Arcade Fire with Rebellion (Lies). From their 2004 debut album Funeral.

Canadian indie rock band from Montreal.

Then REM with Man on the Moon. It's on Automatic for the People (1992), prolly their best album.

They were never the same after Bill Berry's departure.

Goede nacht.



Courtesy our brothers-in-arms at Gates of Vienna, a video by Paul Weston, Chairman of Liberty GB:

You can support Liberty GB here.

I just did. Became a member. Should've done so long ago, but better late than never. It helps if you have a PayPal account, but if you don't, you can make one on the spot.


Thursday, June 30, 2016


Another tidbit of essential news that must be hidden from the Great Unwashed because, well, because islam is a religion of peace at all cost, you know.

Via Christian Post, June 21, 2016:

"A Muslim mob torched and looted the homes of 80 Christian families in the Al-Beida village in Egypt, looking to punish them for wanting to turn one of the buildings in the village into a church so they can worship.

International Christian Concern, which reports on persecution against Christians around the world, said the violence occurred last Friday.

One witness, Christian resident Mousa Zarif, recalled the events: "On Friday afternoon, following Friday noon prayer, a great deal of fanatic Muslims gathered in the front of the new house of my cousin, Naim Aziz, during its construction because of a rumor spread in the village that this building would be turned into a church."

Zarif added: "They were chanting slogans against us. Among these slogans were. 'By no means shall there be a church here.'"

ICC noted that Christians in the village, a minority of the population as they are elsewhere throughout Egypt, have no churches nearby, and must travel 4 miles to find a place to worship.

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The Muslim mob, after finding out about the plans to turn the Christian-owned building into a church, destroyed all constriction materials, and injured Aziz alongside his cousin, Mousa.

The mob then looted and torched all Christian homes and properties in the surrounding area, causing Christians to flee.

Fr. Karas Naser, the priest of Holy Virgin and the Archangel Michael Coptic Church who came to the village by car, was saved from serious harm by moderate Muslims who stood up to the radicals and got him out of the vehicle.

"We are heartbroken and frustrated for the Christian community in Al-Beida and the terror they have endured. The police and government authorities in Egypt cannot allow these attacks to go unpunished because the victims come from a minority faith," said William Stark, ICC's regional manager for South Asia.

"It is unspeakable that the victims of these attacks were charged with crimes while the perpetrators continue to enjoy total impunity. It continues to show how Christians in Egypt are treated like second class citizens. We call on the Egyptian authorities to ensure that justice is served and that Christian communities like this be protected from further assault in Egypt."

Christians have suffered mob violence on numerous occasions this past year. Just last month, seven Christian homes were torched and ransacked, while a Christian mother was stripped naked and humiliated by Muslims who were angry that her son had an alleged affair with a Muslim woman.

Reports said the Christian mother was dragged out of her home, after which the Muslim mob beat her and stripper her naked on the streets, chanting Allahu Akbar, or "God is great."

Anba Makarios, Minya's top Christian cleric, condemned the lack of police action to help the woman.

"No one did anything and the police took no pre-emptive or security measures in anticipation of the attacks," Makarios said at the time. "We are not living in a jungle or a tribal society. It's incorrect for anyone to declare himself judge, police and ruler."

I get a sour taste in my mouth because of stories like that, knowing how over here local and not so local dignitaries are tripping over their feet to provide muslims land for mosques at bargain prices.


Wednesday, June 29, 2016


Last Monday, a six-plane detachment of F-16 figher bombers left Belgium for an air base in Jordan, whence they are to conduct combat missions against ISIS.

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Via the BAF site:

"On Monday, June 27 2016, six F-16 fighter planes left from Kleine Brogel AFB for Jordan. For one year they will contribute to the coalition against IS.

Defense Minister Steven Vandeput and Major General Frederik Vansina, BAF Commander, were present. The Belgian detachment will take over from their Dutch colleagues. This had been agreed among the coalition partners last year already. The Belgian effort in Operation Inherent Resolve, the coalition war against IS, accounts for around five per cent of the total. Apart from the six jets and their pilots there's ground crews underway, as well as staff personnel, to be stationed in HQ's in Qatar and Germany (Ramstein).

Minister Vandeput expects the Belgian F-16's to once again play a role in pushing back IS, especially in Iraq, and when necessary in Syria: "We have ourselves found out, on March 22, what IS means for our own security. It is clear that we must guarantee the safety in our own country, but if we want to beat IS in the long term, we will have to do it in their turf, in the Middle East."

The Belgian F-16's received a software update just prior to departure, a new step in the continuous modernization of their capacities. Major General Vansina emphasizes the importance of decent material and training: "Our F-16's aren't the youngest, but they are continually being modernised. They are still equal to F-16's in other air forces, so we are equipped [for battle against IS] just as well. Our pilots' training is also world class. We have a lot of young, motivated personnel doing just fine."

A video taken at Kleine Brogel last Monday:

During their previous stint in Jordan, from September 2014 to June 2015, our F-16's flew over 600 missions and destroyed 107 IS targets, but only in Iraq. This time round, they will also conduct missions over Syria.