Thursday, July 28, 2016

Democratic Party Disunity

Well after several days of being off-line, I'm now trying to catch up on events within and beyond the Ramparts of Civilization.

Corrupt Queen Hillary is suppose to give her big speech tonight.

I'm not sure how this is going to be received, especially since Debbie Wasserman Schultz and now even Nancy Pelosi were booed anytime they said "Hillary."

This Democratic Party Divide may indeed be a deep schism.

We might get a glimpse of it tonight when Our Corrupt Queen takes the stage, but we won't know for sure until November.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Erdogan's Quest to Install The Caliphate

(Image by Robert Ariail)
Just over a week ago, members of the Turkish military attempted a coup against President Erdogan.  By dawn the following day, the coup failed, and the plotters were rounded up.

Then the purges began.

So far no one has been reported killed.  Yet.  Erdogan seems content with dismissing judges, academics, and university deans.  For now.

However, here inside the Crumbling Ramparts of Civilization, our leftist media is more concerned about the Boorish Billionaire's Missus supposed plagiarism of Our Dear Leader's Missus' speech.

Ralph Peters warns of the coming of the real caliphate.

Even if the next POTUS is willing to deal with the situation in Turkey, we may be too busy to do so.  Especially when Russian planes bomb a US base in Syria, and here at home, the dream of Muslim outreach has become a nightmare.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Breaking News: Shooting in Munich, Germany

A gunman, identified as a German-Iranian, killed 9 and wounded 16 at a Munich shopping mall

RNC 2016 Roundup

(Image by Steve Breen)
While I've been off-duty and pretty much off-line, I didn't watch the Republican National Convention (RNC) from start to finish, but only tuned-in for Trump's acceptance speech.

So here's a quick round-up of tidbits about the RNC:

First, the media that can't be bothered to question the Corrupt Queen's Secret Server, have been accusing Melania Trump of plagiarizing hefty chunks of her speech during the RNC's opening day.

Really?  Seriously?

If the media isn't going to hound Hillary over her past (current?) shenanigans, then I don't care how much material our possible First Supermodel plagiarizes.

Ann Coulter reminds us that Michelle's speech was trite too.

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Then Ted Cruz's non-endorsement of Trump speech caused quite a stir.

(Image by Bob Gorrell)
Although Cruz wasn't the only one to raise a ruckus.  Protestors showed up, but in this instance, things backfired when one of them set himself on fire while attempting to burn the American flag.

While Republicans and conservatives--minus Ted Cruz--seemed to have enjoyed the convention, the presence of police officers traumatized some of the delicate snowflakes attending Case Western Reserve University. 

(Image by Lisa Benson)
Of course, not every Republican--including Ted Cruz--is enthusiastic about Trump being crowned the party's presidential nominee.  But as Scott Walker pointed out, a vote for anyone else will be a vote for Hillary.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Pokemon Go Declared Un-Islamic in Saudi Arabia

(Image by Steve Kelley)
I've been off-line for a few days so I'm just catching up with the headlines on all the fun & games going on at the Republican National Convention.

But before I start posting about the Pachyderm Parade's circus, and speaking of games:  Saudi Arabia declared Pokemon GO "haram."

That is, un-Islamic.

Personally, I don't get the appeal of this new app/game.  I love gaming, especially the tabletop variety.  And I want to maintain a distinct line between gaming and reality.

But this is merely the opinion of one middle-aged blogger inside the Ramparts of Civilization who wouldn't think about banning the game.

The Islamic world, doesn't think like this though.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

CNN Commentator More Concerned About French Politics Than Terror Attacks

(Image by Steve Breen)
Well, ISIS claimed the late truck driving terrorist, Mohamed Bouhlel was one of their own.

Whether Mo Bo was a card-carrying member of ISIS, or not is irrelevant.  Terrorism is a franchise, and has been operating as such for a while.  Our jihadist enemies don't need a centralized command and control system to conduct their attacks.  Investigating whether or not, Mo Bo, or any other terrorist wannabe are behind in their Terror Inc. membership dues payments is an exercise in grasping at straws.

But as I mentioned in previous posts, the aftermath of recent terrorist attacks have been following the same tiresome trajectory:  Blame anyone and anything else but Islam or Muslims.

In fact, one CNN commentator is more worried about French politics swinging to the right than over future terrorist attacks.

Like Greg Gutfeld, I'm tired of hearing our political ruling class and their media mouthpieces recommend continued passivity in the face of increasing savagery.

(In a semi-related note:  The coup in Turkey is kaput, while tensions rise between Turkey and the US).
(Image by Michael Ramirez)

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Terrorists Weaponizing Everyday Life

The situation in Turkey remains unclear, at least at the time I'm writing this.

But then again, so are the details of lone wolf attack in Nice, France.

If you only watch CNN and read the New York Times, you'd think that a self-aware truck was responsible for the terrorist attack.  This is yet another attempt to avoid implicating, let alone outright declaring, that the perpetrator may have been influenced by the violent aspects of Islam.

For us infidels, this latest attack demonstrates how easy it is to commit an atrocity, and how hard it is to stop one.  While it's been reported that the driver had at least one gun and an unknown number of hand grenades, the majority of casualties were inflicted by driving his truck through the crowd.

What we're faced with now is that the "weaponization of everyday life" is making traditional counterterrorism tactics obsolete.  I don't know about you, but I've felt every day life has been weaponized since the Boston Marathon Bombers used pressure cookers for their bombs.

Meanwhile, our political ruling class, and the media (the same media attempting to memory-hole Islam out of any terrorist incident involving a Muslim), are encouraging us to meekly attend candle-light vigils and sign up for various hashtags.

Katie Hopkins declares we should stop waiting to be slaughtered and demand our leaders do something.

And by "slaughtered," more often than we're told, doesn't mean being quietly euthanized.  It's now coming to light that several victims in last November's Bataclan attack were tortured.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Breaking News: Coup Attempt in Turkey

At least 42 reported killed and 150 wounded as the Turkish military attempts a coup.

Even as I'm reading the news streams it's not clear whether the attempt has been successful.

Divided States of America in the Face of Growing Threats

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Prior to the terrorist attack in France, The Diplomad, criticized Our Dear Leader for ruining the Dallas Memorial to the fallen police officers.

I didn't watch the service, but "Dip" provides a link to the transcript of O's speech, if you care to read it.

As news of the terrorist truck attack broke, "Dip" asked:  How much blood, Mr. President, how much do you need?

For the record, Our Dear Leader did respond, but with nothing memorable like Churchill's "We Will Never Surrender" speech.  But as Robert Spencer points out, Obama offering America's help with the investigation, still shows an unwillingness to admit our jihadi enemies are at war with us.

I guess we shouldn't expect much from a presidential administration willing to illuminate the White House in rainbow colors to show solidarity for the Supreme Court striking down laws banning gay marriage, but can't be bothered to "go blue" in support of our nation's police officers.

Or, warns allies not to rile China, along with "leading from behind" in regards to Iran, Syria, Russia and North Korea.

While the latest terrorist attack occurred in France, America is still considered the world's superpower.

However, what power America can bring to bear has been, and continues to be sapped.

VDH explains how our nation's enemies see America [and our allies, I might add] as vulnerable prey.

(Image by Michael Ramirez)