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Friday, April 28, 2017

The Follies

Business as Usual

SANA, the Syrian state news agency, reported that Israeli aircraft attacked a Syrian military position southwest of Damascus airport at dawn on 27 April. One news source said the position was actually a warehouse of Iranian-supplied weapons that was operated by Lebanese Hizballah.

The Russian government protested the attack. However, it's interesting to note that their anti-aircraft artillery (rocket) did not shoot down the Israeli jets.

Israeli intelligence minister Katz told Army Radio, "I can confirm that the incident in Syria corresponds completely with Israel's policy to act to prevent Iran's smuggling of advanced weapons via Syria to Hezbollah in Iran. Naturally, I don't want to elaborate on this…. The prime minister has said that whenever we receive intelligence that indicated an intention to transfer advanced weapons to Hezbollah, we will act."

Israel did not directly confirm that it attacked Syria again, but even the indirect confirmation is unusual. Israeli officials seldom make public comments about attacks in Syria.

An unidentified senior Israel Defense Force officer told reporters that the Israel Air Force destroyed some 100 missiles in the air attack on a convoy near Tadmur on 17 March. 

After the 17 March attack, the Russians called in the Israeli ambassador to Moscow to protest in person. That action suggested that Russia might use its advanced air defense systems to prevent future Israeli air attacks against weapons shipments for Hizballah. The Israeli attack on the 27th indicates the Russians will not protect Hizballah’s Iranian arms supply line.

The Israeli officials’ greater openness about operations over Syria conveys to the Assad government and to Iran that Israel can and will continue to prevent advanced weapons from reaching Hizballah whenever it detects them. In other words, business as usual.

Meanwhile, the US military is making headway against the Caliphate (ISIS), but you won't read about every planned move in the New York Times a month in advance.


Culture

Mohammedans on the march to Europe (below) in search of a better life.


In the photo, there are 7 military age men and 1 woman. The woman has bare feet and she is carrying two of the three children who accompany her. The men all have shoes. None of the men are helping her, because in their savage, barbaric and backward culture the woman receives neither help or respect. In essence, she lives a life of slavery and servitude. If the odds hold true, the lady was likely the subject of genital mutilation as a child, she received no education and she is not allowed to hold a job, open a bank account or drive a car due to the faith-centered norms of her culture.

How do women in the USA react to this? They honor Islam, while wearing pink vagina hats.



2% of Counties Account for 51% of U.S. Murder Rate
             Shamelessly lifted from Diogenes for discussion here

The United States can really be divided up into three types of places. Places where there are no murders, places where there are a few murders, and places where murders are very common. In 2014, the most recent year that a county level breakdown is available, 54% of counties (with 11% of the population) have no murders. 69% of counties have no more than one murder, and about 20% of the population. These counties account for only 4% of all murders in the country. The worst 1% of counties have 19% of the population and 37% of the murders. The worst 5% of counties contain 47% of the population and account for 68% of murders.

This does not represent a gun control problem since the bulk of the 350,000,000 (estimated) firearms owned in America are not concentrated in the same areas where murders are most prolific. Murders are highest where Democrats have unassailable political control. What are we to make of that? I am not going to discuss racial distribution as an overlay to this map because to do so would make me a racist... 


22 comments:

  1. A hardy well-done and a slap on the back to Israel. And I don't believe we will have peace in the US until we kill all the violent people - (author unknown).

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    1. We need to kill them off by peaceful means, John.

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    2. Yes, peacefully waste them all. Where are all of those safer guns and safer bullets that Jocelyn Elders liked when you need them?

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  2. Murder rate - go ahead and be racisssst. Blacks comprise only 13% of the US population but 53% of all murder victims are black and 37% of all murder offenders (where the race is known) in 2015. Thank you democrats.

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    1. Black Lives Matter should be advocating for an end to black-on-black murders, because that's how it rolls. It's racist to suggest that they change focus.

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  3. My view: no matter what you say, you'll be called a racist, so you might as well tell the truth.

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    1. I'm also an Islamophobic. I'm not allodoxaphobic, but I'm not a liberal. That's their problem, not mine. There is that insipid lilapsophobia, and may explain why I don't live in a trailer in Nebraska. As I get older, I'm occasionally defecaloesiophobic, and no safe space solves that problem. When I was young, there was the hamartophobia of the innocent, but I'm old now and so much is water under the bridge now.

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    2. Dang, well you sure don't suffer from hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia!

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  4. So thankful I'm a rural born and raised Caucasian.

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    1. There are a lot of toxic cultures in the world. There are also some wonderful cultures. Nothing is as wonderful as the gift of a loving family.

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  5. But - WSF - White Privilege is racist!

    Heaven help us, LL. You would think with 68% of the murders, they could finish off that 47% and we could restore some order. Are they killing the same people more than once?

    I know, it's mathematics, which I am not so good at any more.

    But good for the Israelis. I hope we have their backs, if need be.

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    1. There are some metrics that would help things play out...again, a lot of them are racist.

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  6. LL, I'm going out on a limb here, but are you saying there's a correlation between gun crime and the Democrat party? Or is that somehow racist?

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    1. The analysis is flawed - how can you believe your lying eyes? And it's racist too.

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  7. Race never seems to enter the newscasts here in the Chicago area. Shootings, murders, rapes, etc., the race of the perp is never mentioned, not ever. That would be racist, you see.

    Truth is, nearly every damn crime in Chicago is done by black perps. I don't recall seeing a white perp in the Chicago area for quite awhile, other than some of the mafioso (they call them 'the Outfit here), who offed quite a few folk in their prime.

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    1. In the same way, attacks on defenseless people who are going about their daily lives by Muslims are situations where faith is never mentioned in the media. As with crime in Chicago, such a mention would indicate that the target population is a bunch of bloodthirsty savages who merit special scrutiny by the police due to need...can't have THAT.

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  8. The loss of freedom, safety and security do not come for free. I wonder why the US have so many people wanting to share the experience that others know will only lead towards conflicts and loss. listen to what the Mayor of London says, and he know as a muslim, "terror attacks 'part and parcel' of living in a major city" Who wants that? the security forces and the police in all European countries increases their expenditures and people are getting more and more concerned that their freedom is taken away. Violent crimes increases, and women experience that they must change their way of living to stay safe. Why do you want it if you can prevent it? Bratton said about crime that what you can predict you can prevent. Start reading the newspapers some years back in European countries and combine it with the crime statistics. When you get the same causes why should you get a different result? The UK police used to be proud of being unarmed, but what is happening now? The number of firearms officers is set to rise to about 7,000 nationally, but those numbers will be boosted by the 3,500 attached to non-geographical forces - the British Transport Police, the Civil Nuclear Constabulary, the National Crime Agency and the Ministry of Defence Police. Now every car and knife being a potential threat to the citizens if certain people are using it. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/04/19/counter-terror-police-undergo-specialist-training-taking-lorry/

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    1. "Get used to terror attacks as part of daily life in major cities" - is a code phrase for "tolerance for your mohammedan neighbors". Thirty or forty years ago, that wasn't part of daily life...now that the muzzies are arriving in larger numbers, it is. The solution is obvious. But it's not politically correct.

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  9. The map posted doesn't surprise me at all. I live in Kansas, a state with some of the loosest firearms laws in the country. Nearly all the homicides are in Wyandotte, Sedgewick, and Shawnee counties where Kansas City, Wichita, and Topeka are located. Can you guess which party dominates those counties?

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    1. I'm going to go out on a limb and say that the Democrats dominate the inner city locations (teeming with inner city people) where crime is rampant. I'll also stretch the limit and suggest that when looking for public corruption, those are also the places to focus on. Call me prophetic if you must.

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  10. LL,

    Great map, sadly I am in a dark pink county, Broward- Florida.

    As to the 68% wiping out the 47%, remember that our previous Fearless Leader, Barry, had the policy to resettle many of the 47% into more suburban areas as a means to spread the "wealth".

    Now let me get to my dictionary to study up on your phobiapertise

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    1. The county I live in is pure red. Here we take homicides as a matter of course, it's not news. Generally not even a blurb in the paper unless it's somebody important or their kin. It's a very progressive place.

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