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Everybody’s talking about Brussels, the capital of the European Union…

March 28th, 2016 by Cornelius Hamelberg

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Owns 99.5% of the Middle East and can’t live with the fact that the Jews only own 0.5%

Gatestone Institute

Russian State-Owned Media Outlet: ‘Why American GDP Won’t Matter In A War With Russia’

Ingrid Carlqvist: Sweden? Negative Image? What Could You Be Thinking?

Happy Easter from the Religion of Peace

(Well, Islam does not believe that Jesus died on the cross – so, from that point of view the resurrection of Jesus is superfluous)

Pakistan : a terrorist bomb targets Christian children and their families in a park in Lahore

In Sweden, there’s no panic. When last did terrorism knock on our door? So, we are all taking it in calmly, reading about earthquakes, hurricanes, volcanic eruptions, wars and rumours of war, death and destruction on land and tsunamis by sea, and most predictábly, terrorism striking at faraway places.

Calmly. After all, as far as terrorism and suicide bombers go, all we’ve experienced so far is the tragedy of one Taimur Abdulwahab al-Abdaly, and all he succeeded in doing was in blowing himself up to the regions of the 72 holy virgins specially reserved for suicide-bomber martyrs and not taking anybody with him; but if (God forbid) we were to experience just a little bit of the terror that Paris and Brussels and London and Madrid and Istanbul and Ankara have experienced these past couple of years, then the tide of islamophobia would be raging enormously and the law-givers & we (all of us) would be talking about it most gravely – and we would be talking about it forever and doing everything in our power, doing everything possible to legislate extreme measures against terrorism.

Who knows, after a major terrorist attack in Sweden, a few Swedish versions of Donald Trump would inevitably pop up either to say that they are the Messiah or to suggest declaring a moratorium on Muslim immigration to Sweden until the Swedish authorities, SÄPO & Co have sorted out/found out exactly “ What the hell is going on!”

BBC Hardtalk : Dominic Grieve MP is Chairman of the UK Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee. Following the recent attacks in Brussels – can Europe be both secure and free?

As to the talk – the talking about it – that will be going on uninterruptedly, forever.

I remember the MS Estonia disaster in 1994 – it was on the Swedish TV news every single day without pause, for the next two years. The 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami in which 543 Swedes lost their lives and 17 people were reported missing was the next major disaster to get daily TV coverage everyday, for the first 600 days or so.

And now the fear of “Islamic terrorism” is spreading.

Just imagine this one (fear of a talibanic-looking beard causes panic): An EasyJet flight from Vienna to London was halted just before takeoff on Saturday because a passenger believed the man sitting next to her might be an Islamic extremist

Positive news:

Pope Francis is the world’s most popular leader

Rabbi Sacks is awarded The Templeton Prize

Bernie Sanders sweeps Alaska, Washington and Hawaii, or as The Guardian puts it, Bernie Sanders crushes Hillary Clinton in Alaska, Washington and Hawaii

There is the saying, “the pot that is watched, it will not boil”

Well, in his novel, Children of Gebelawi, Mahfouz has Moses, Jesus and Muhammad living in the same Ghetto neighbourhood in Cairo – and just now, with His Holiness Pope Francis 1, in the lineage of St. Peter the rock, and currently acting as Jesus’s flesh and blood earthly representative and now said to be the world’s most popular leader, I just got to thinking the impossible thought, the – what if – and this “what if” is not trying to be eschatologically correct – as you know, the poetic imagination does not have to strive for political or eschatological correctness all the time, so, what if the troika of Moses, Jesus and Muhammad (s.a.w.) were to suddenly appear first on the horizon and then more concretely on the scene in an earthly bodily form – what if they were to appear at one and the same time and to immediately plunge into world politics, Moses with his staff, to arise on Mount Nebo or indeed in Jerusalem the eternal capital of Israel, Jesus, ditto, descending in clouds and alighting on the Mount of Olives from whence he last ascended and Muhammad (S.A.W.) to suddenly resurrect from his tomb at the Green Dome in Medina, in Saudi Arabia and let us say, he were to appear at the next great pilgrimage/ Hajj in Mecca and from these various places , these three men were to begin assembling their various flocks – Moses, the Children of Israel, Jesus, maybe to gather together “the lost sheep of the house of Israel” and perhaps, the various Christian fellowships scattered around the world, and last but not least, Muhammad (s.a.w.) of course gathering his various Jihadists from the four corners of the world – then nobody in his right mind would be complaining that any of the three religions would be suffering from any lack of leadership.

Truly eschatologically speaking when the Messaih comes it is believed that it is then that the ressurection will begin first of all at the oldest Jewish cemtery in Jerusalem, the reason why many people want to be buried in Jerusalem…

Islam does not believe in the return of the last prophet of Islam but both the Sunni and the Shia expect the Mahdi to appear and to lead the Muslim army in a victorious final battle…

Back to the first day of 2016.

On the first day of 2016, “Happy New Year” was on everybody’s lips, everybody’s lips but not on the lips of the God-forsaken terrorists who in accordance with their evil ideology were already fashioning advanced plans to inflict as much death and destruction as possible on those who do not believe what they believe in or worship that Who or which they worship

Quran : Strike terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers

Jihad: Terror comes to the Heart of the European Union (The Holy Roman Empire)

Terrorists strike Brussels, the heart of the European Union

Simon Wiesenthal Centre Commends OIC for Condemning Brussels Terrorist Atrocities

March 2016 : Terrorist events worldwide

Even Happy Easter is no longer entirely happy due to terrorism and His Holiness Pope Francis is now preaching very strongly against it from his balcony

Some say that a rose by any other name would smell as sweet, others say that Monotheism is the problem whilst yet others like to assert that “religion is the root of all evil

Every Time Netanyahu Showed Flexibility, Obama Made More Demands

US Elections:

Republicans, Democrats and Israel

Lost voters

Newslo ( Making satire out of the news )

Not satirical : Cruz is the most dangerous

And Hillary?

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Which political party is going to have as their motto, “ Make Sweden Great Again !” ?

March 21st, 2016 by Cornelius Hamelberg

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From the epicentre of the troubled Middle East

¤ Hillary Clinton’s Anti-Israel History

¤ She remembers landing under sniper fire

# Russia accuses US of delay over ceasefire in Syria

Germany : Government Funded Website Teaches Migrants How To Have Sex… In 13 Different Languages

Old News: 17 Muslim countries refuse to take back their citizens who have had their Asylum applications rejected in Germany

Some countries refuse to take back their citizens who have had their asylum applications rejected

After the Iran nuclear deal: Iran test fires “Death to Israel” Missiles

You read that right! Iran launched long-range missiles emblazoned with this slogan: ‘Israel Should Be Wiped Off The Face Of The Earth!”

It’s unfathomable why Iran after Ahmadinejad should go out of their way with this kind of unnecessary, latest provocation

Sweden’s Palestinian Lobbyists

One of these days, in this early part of the twenty-first century of globalisation, we could have a serious discussion on the topic “Sweden as a world power

I mean a forward-looking discussion, looking more into the future but also buoyed by confidence in the achievements of the past.By then of course, we should have secured a seat on the Security Council…

About four hundred years ago, Sweden under Gustavus Adolphus was a little like the United States the past seventy five years or so, kicking ass everywhere. But even if the Sweden Democrats adopted “Make Sweden Great Again !” as their motto, I don’t think that they would like to take us back to the good old olden days of Swedish greatness – in Europe and the world, back to the first part of the seventeenth century. Or to the times of Karl X11 – the Swedish King that diverse Swedish nationalists love to invoke as their patron saint these days, just as others – including foreigners invoke all manner of Great Swedes – you can take your pick.

Optimists like myself believe and pray that Sweden is ever on the ascendancy and will continue to be a humanitarian world leader : just the other day the Great Fredrik was adumbrating his earlier “You must open your hearts” message to the nation: Reinfeldt delivers fiery speech about refugees

It’s remarkable that Mr. Reinfeldt or rather his good-hearted speech is now being described as a “brandtal” a firebrand speech and by implication, himself as a firebrand

Sweden : Unprecedented cyber attacks on Sweden ominously aimed at “false propaganda”, knocks out the main Swedish newspaper sites. The attackers promise that more attacks will follow….

Sweden : More worries: Increased Russian espionage activity in Sweden

But you thought that it’s a well-known fact that most of the great powers’ embassies are engaged in some forms of espionage and so, why the sudden hue and cry? Apparently there has been a noticeable increase in this kind of activity.

“The Swedish Security Service notes in its report that Russia is engaged in a psychological war against Sweden in order to manipulate, disrupt and influence the democratic decisions. Up to a third of the Russian diplomats are engaged in such activities and espionage.

This is a question that we have been following for a long time, not only at the Foreign Ministry and the government but also in the EU context. We see that there is a high degree of misinformation, a mixture of fact and fiction from the Russian side of their way to inform. This is something that is often top of the EU agenda, and we also do a strategic communications plan, where we try to respond to much of what is Russian propaganda, said Margot Wallström.” (Russian espionage gives cause for concern in Sweden)

The Swedish Security Service SÄPO warns authorities about “outsourcing” overseas

Without a doubt, today’s big event on the world stage is

President Obama’s arrival in Cuba

I wonder how this will impact the Presidential elections in November…

As you will guess any moment now, I have been thinking that maybe, some Swedish nationalist type politician could be inspired by Donald Trump and take up the call to “Make Sweden Great Again”

“When Trump says he’ll “Make America Great Again,” his followers hear him saying, “When I’m president, white Americans will be back on top again.” (Source: The Week)

More on “the Obama presidency and the rise of Trump

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‘The righteous one will rejoice in Hashem.’ (Psalm 64:11)

March 16th, 2016 by Cornelius Hamelberg

‘The righteous one will rejoice in Hashem.(Psalm 64:11)

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Stefan Löfven, the Prime Minister of Sweden says that All people should be able to live on their wages

Bernie Sanders also says that All people should be able to live on their wages

Six months to go till election day in November. I have the feeling that the anti-Hillary pathos is going to intensify from now on.

Liberal Fascism in Chicago Last Friday

Richard L. Rubenstein: Obama Most Radical President ever
Three cheers for Donald Trump
– that so many Americans repose their confidence in him ¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤

I haven’t had a chance to speak to him yet but I want to congratulate Donald Trump on his victory, big victory in Florida”, says a crestfallen Marco Rubio. Hypocritical or not, has he now “had a chance to speak to him” since last night?

They have their exits and their entrances” Bite the bullet and kick the dust. Marco Rubio was a disaster in his own home state Florida, made a weepy, longwinded exit speech including somewhere towards the very end, still trying to sound presidential (maybe next time), “And so while it is not God’s plan that I be president in 2016 or maybe ever…” etc. bur for now, out, like a light. The first big mistake Rubio made was trading insults with big bull, Papa Trump. But at least last night Baby Rubio had one redeeming feature : Rubio can be credited/ discredited with – at this early stage, introducing the idea of “tactical voting” – so, in his victory speech (he could hardly believe in his good fortune) an almost tearful Governor Kasich the undisputed winner of his own home state Ohio paid homage to Rubio who in order to punish Big Daddy Trump had after all exhorted all Rubio fans in Ohio to vote solidly for Kasich – and this explains why Kasich managed to defeat Trump – by ten points – Rubio 2.9% of the votes, Trump 35.7, and Kasich 46. 8%…

Loud mouth Cruz only got 13% of the franchise. Of course it’s possible that some of the Ted Cruz fans in Ohio knowing that Cruz couldn’t possibly win Ohio also got the Rubio message and transferred their votes to Kasich. Same as Romney who actively supported Kasich’s campaign in Ohio, Kasich of course is not going anywhere near the White House, at least, not this year, and he knows it. His main function is to make things a little more difficult for his Big, Bigger Thomas, Brother Donald Trump to arrive at the golden, magic number of 1,237 delegates to bag the Republican nomination.

I’m asking because I don’t know : Did the nicest of the whole Republican field, Jeb Bush a former governor of Florida, did he encourage his supporters to vote for Rubio?

This is not a cartoon

As the dramatic race to the White House continues as national soap opera it will now be interesting to see how the demography pundits predict the voting will go now that there’s no longer Rubio to split the Latino vote. Big question is, will all the Latinos who (ethnic loyalty – in Africa, known as “tribalism”) – so, how many of the Latinos who would have normally (ethnic loyalty) voted for Rubio transfer their votes to Senor Cruz the Southern Baptista ? If I met Cruz today, I’d like to ask him what does he think of Batista ?

How is this (ethnic voting) going to play out in a big Latino State like California ?

Why is it that every time I say Rubio I think of Jack Ruby ?

Last night I was unpleasantly surprised by Brother Louis Farrakhan going on about “That is a wicked woman.” When I saw the title I thought that maybe he was going to be delivering an Islamic sermon on Jezebel or Simson’s Delailah but guess who he is preaching is “An evil woman” – protected of course by the First Amendment – it’s not the kind of thing that he would be permitted to say in Zimbabawe, about President Mugabe’s wife – or about Saddam’s favourite beloved First Lady, and live to see another day, when Saddam was alive and still President of Iraq.

Wicked and evil
what’s the difference?

I consulted the Devil’s Dictionary but those two words were missing. However, you can check the devil’s dictionary’s special definition of the main item “ Woman” and witch which is thus defined :

WITCH, n. [1.] An ugly and repulsive old woman, in a wicked league with the devil. [2.] A beautiful and attractive young woman, in wickedness a league beyond the devil.”

Hillary of course has every reason to continue to be feeling even more (what I wrote), PUFFED UP

Where I am going to part company with Bernie is the day that he declares any support for Hillary. At least Sister Albright did not say that “there’s a special place in hell” for men who are not in love with Hillary or who do not worship the Blessed Virgin Mary…

Well, as I observed to a friend last night, one of the things that I most cherish about the United States, is its diversity and this “includes the KKK who also contribute to the complex mosaic that is the USA

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Today is “Super Tuesday 2 ”. Tomorrow is the Ides of March (“the morning after”)

March 15th, 2016 by Cornelius Hamelberg

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All roads lead to Rome, but not all roads lead to heaven.

Today: President Obama and Irish Prime Minister Kenny speak to reporters following their annual bilateral meeting at the White House.

Why I Wish Rabbi Manis Friedman Could Moderate The Upcoming Presidential Debate

So much has happened in the world in the last 48 hours,

such as Bloody Terrorism in Ankara, Turkey,

such as Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders

answering a few questions at the Town Hall in Columbus, Ohio

such as the local elections in Germany

in which “the far right” did spectacularly well, on the whole, the German citizens’ response to the angel Merkel’s earlier, open-hearted immigration policies. It could be the same in Sweden but for the fact that even the Social Democrats have moved much closer to the “extreme right” Sweden Democrat positions on unbridled immigration.

Future Sweden: It’s increasingly beginning to look like Anna Kinberg Batra is going to be Sweden’s first democratically elected female Prime Minister. She’s biding her time.

World History: The latest chapters in the history of Jihad and Crusade is currently being written on a daily basis by contemporary historians – it’s world history unfolding before our eyes, the history of Israel,

the history of al-Islam, the dark ages of bloody terrorism etc. and in spite of Fukuyama, we have not yet arrived at “the end of history

For me the men of the moment are three:

1. Jonas Von Essen who hails from our neighbourhood Enskede. His latest feat two days ago was memorising a series of decimals – 15,000 and repeating them in a row correctly, until he got to the 13,209th…

2. Greater than any Czar of America: Vladimir Putin – He who is calling the shots in Syria.

3. Donald Trump – who against all odds is in nobody’s pocket in his march to the White House.

This quote turned up in Tariq Ali’s Facebook page to which I’m subscribed, it’s a quote from Bertolt Brecht :

The worst illiterate is the political illiterate, he doesn’t hear, doesn’t speak, nor participates in the political events. He doesn’t know the cost of life, the price of the bean, of the fish, of the flour, of the rent, of the shoes and of the medicine, all depends on political decisions. The political illiterate is so stupid that he is proud and swells his chest saying that he hates politics. The imbecile doesn’t know that, from his political ignorance is born the prostitute, the abandoned child, and the worst thieves of all, the bad politician, corrupted and flunky of the national and multinational companies.” (Brecht)

The ides of March 2016

The famous soothsaying, “Today is the ides of March” – and on that fateful day,

Caesar (to the Soothsayer): The ides of March are come.
Soothsayer: “Ay, Caesar, but not gone

Today: While my guitar gently weeps

We and the whole world are so interested in who will be the next great leader of the US and the free world…

In Today’s Super Tuesday 2 ,

if Ides of March Rubio and Kasich do not win their home states of Florida and Ohio respectively, they are goners. According to some of the savvy commentators, Senor Rubio and Governor Kasich will probably have to bite the dust and drop out of the race, after burning so many million dollars, so many millions of dollars gone up in smoke, the smoke now making big clouds in the sky and beyond the sky, more outer space.

Talking about “outer space” and if this is not wicked then please tell me what is: I heard it on the grapevine last night, that, “She wants to get into the oval office so that she will be getting some oral pleasure from some interns

Last word: Hillary lied; innocent Libyans and Americans died.

It’s all over the place

“There’s a well on the hill,
you just can’t kill for Jesus,
there’s a well on the hill, let it be.” (Lo and behold)

The Hill

March 11, 2016

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God don’t like ugly (it’s an African-American expression)

March 13th, 2016 by Cornelius Hamelberg

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Quite an opening sentence, from somewhere: “The biggest nightmare the country’s major ultra-Orthodox Jewish newspapers and magazines face these days is that Hillary Clinton will be elected president.” In contrast with Madeleine Albright’s scaremongering that “there’s a special place in hell” for women who don’t support Hillary. (Of course if it was Jean (Harlow) standing for president, I would be supporting her like hell.)

Hillary: the Poison Pill

Voting With Your Head: Against Hillary

American Exceptionalism and the Election Made in Hell (Or Why I’d Vote for Trump Over Hillary)

Tehillim 24

N.B. God don’t like ugly

The Biblical roots they say are to be found in Leviticus 21:16-21

It all started so beautifully here in Sweden, like the garden of Eden with Fredrik the Great Moderate saying to the Swedish people, “Open your hearts” – so that the sun can shine in – just kidding, “Open up your hearts” to the stranger

There’s also The Stranger

There’s even the stranger song

A week is a long time in politics” and indeed things have changed so very rapidly since August 16th 2014 when the Great Fredrik said first said “Open your hearts”, things have changed so rapidly that not even the great Fredrik’s successor, Sister Anna Kinberg Batra is still embracing Mr. Reinfeldt’s Christ-like sermon on the mount to Sweden’s gentle gentiles. It’s as if positive memories of the Good Samaritan with regard to refugees and equally within everyone’s heart distance please don’t forget the Romani people especially, the Romani people in Sweden – within our hearts’ reach – within striking distance of the heart – it’s as if much of the original goodwill that is so very Swedish has mostly evaporated by now and Sweden is crying most loudly that other European nations should do their share too. “Open your hearts” is threatening to tear the EU apart. Among the Aryan folks, in this regard, Germany is now the cream of the crop – but right now Angel Merkel too is in plenty of trouble about open-hearted immigration and is facing an uphill struggle at the elections; as for the non-Aryan European people on the European landmass, who can compare with Turkey for generosity of spirit, Turkey after all for so long now accommodating some two and a half million souls, mostly from Syria and Iraq.

Considering landmass and resources it’s the US that should be taking in more refugees than Turkey – furthermore one would think that the US has a moral obligation to do much more for refugees, considering the fact that they have had a hand in creating some of them, with their bombs and the general mayhem that exploded following their invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq and the subsequent drone attacks and their “collateral damage” everywhere. I’m not saying that the US should import three million refugees but that maybe Mr.Trump would be willing to contribute handsomely to the creation of refugee safe havens and refugee cities and towns not so far from the theatres of on-going wars so that people can return safely when the dust of battle finally settles….

USA: It was only two weeks ago that Nathan Hamelberg was pleading with the Left to please “Ge upp besattheten av USA “ which translates : ”Give up your obsession with the USA

I don’t think that Noam Chomsky (a supporter of Bernie Sanders) would like to do that, at least not at this stage when all eyes, all TV stations and media are focused on the USA. The soon to come presidential debate part 2 between the Republican nominee and he or she who will be representing the Democrats will be all about US Foreign Policy – but until then the devil is already active in his playground and so he sent some people to cause a lot of trouble just when Mr. Trump was about to hold his rally in Chicago yesterday . Well, looka here : in my opinion someone’s written very unfairly & hysterically, that

Finally, Donald Trump is driving Americans crazy!”

If there is an escalation of these kinds of orchestrated confrontations and assaults on the right to peaceful assembly the situation could become very dangerous.

I close my eyes and see a terrorist attack on Trump Tower

Ah! As Peter, Paul and Mary sang,

If religion was a thing that money could buy
The rich would live and the poor would die…..”

Tongue twister: She sells seashore shells by the sea shore
If she sells sea shore shells by the sea shore
The shells she sells are seashore shells.

Oh yes, some a-them ! She sells her soul to the highest bidder, the devil…

I close my eyes and God forbid, I see the assassination of a front runner and I see Bernie taking over…

Which of the presumptive candidates for US Presidency is closest to the sentiments expressed in this song Union Sundown?

I would like to know.

Now this charge by Mr. Trump that “Islam hates us“ and the dumb ass response – “ You mean 1.3 million Muslims hate us?”

This has to be unravelled. I haven’t been to Frontpage Magazine the past thirty six hours or so to see how they are responding to this, but obviously the United States of America is still dar-al harb i.e. still not yet Islamized, so there’s obviously a long way to go, if at all, till then.

It’s possible that only a handful of Muslims hate the US for all the obvious reasons so that you don’t have to guess, and it should go without saying that at least a handful of Americans (US) hate Muslims for 911 and other atrocities.

A more positive discussion:
Why Muslims love America
Why America love Muslims

Trump is getting out the Muslim vote

One last little obsessive thought, I heard Marwan Bishara say on al-Jazeera the other day that Obama hates Netanyahu – personally – and that Netanyahu hates Obama – and one has had the impression that Mr. Netanyahu was a little closer to the Republicans who had at least invited him to address the US Congress about Iran


So the question is, since Ms Hillary Clinton has been portraying herself as the one that’s most dedicated to continue Obama’s policies (4 years more of Obama) and sometimes even touting herself as the originator of some, what kinds of progress does Israel anticipate being made in the Middle East, under a Hillary Clinton presidency? And for us in Sweden, does it matter who is elected president of the United States of America?

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We thank God that it’s Friday and that the next Sabbath is always on her way….

March 11th, 2016 by Cornelius Hamelberg

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The Jewish Virtual Library : U.S. Presidential Elections 2016:

The Candidates

ISIS is in the news again. Jessica Stern answers the question what is ISIS ? (1 minute on, in English)

Sweden : SÄPO says that “60 asylum seekers represent security risk

Now if we were to have these 60 suspects and their contacts running around wild and free, it would be “high state of alert” all over the country, in fact it could be exactly like this


Yesterday evening I was over at Hedengrens to listen to Åsa Nilsonne holding forth on Mindfulness

I left the lecture with the feeling that Mindfulness aims at a kind of continuous, everyday type of nirvana that is unprejudiced and non-judgemental when you’re walking your walk or even dreaming your dreams – I take the shortest and most succinct definition to mean “the highest state of indifference

I know that I’m never going to get there or be there (here) with both my eyes wide open. I can’t walk in the Swedish woods without identifying the names of trees, cannot simply walk quietly by and let them be. Same thing with Hillary who wants to be leader of all those who are free. When I see her on TV or think about her, my heart starts beating differently. At least I don’t feel phony about my feelings.

I asked Pa Google the question : Why do people hate Hillary Clinton so much?

Christian Missionaries make no secret of it and in fact are fond of saying that “Satan is in charge of this world

If we just look around, we understand the source of their convictions, “while the worst are full of passionate intensity.”

A little earlier: Savage Ad Attacks Fail To Bring Trump Down

The Great Satan’s playground: The ongoing events that will culminate in the election of the next President of the United States is living theatre. This year, friends and enemies, everybody’s talking about Donald Trump. He is centre stage all of the time and his every word is recorded, his mere whisper off stage is amplified by the media – compare him if you like, with e.g. the prim and proper, punctilious and prissy, Hillary, like Missy (Elliott), but boring, uncharismatic, cold (like Ingrid Bergman) and what’s mostly missing – no sense of humour. If you don’t believe me, answer honestly: when last did she make you laugh?

The day before yesterday, at the very end of the Democrats Debate in Miami , when Hillary was asked about her trustworthiness – instead of affirming it I noticed that she suddenly started gliding away from the import of the question, started sounding very abstract and idealistic instead of being concrete and specific. I know that it’s not easy for her. Consider the whole episode of Jesus being tempted by the devil :and the culmination of that temptation:

“Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendour. “All this I will give you,” he said, “if you will bow down and worship me.”
Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.’”
Then the devil left him, and angels came and attended him.”

In this world there are those who are prepared to sell their soul to the devil – make a pact with him in order to become president of this and that country.

Anyway, Jesus does not mention the devil as much as the devil is mentioned in the Quran , but on this memorable occasion he does blow his mind about the devil with these lines attributed to him:

Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.”

There was not as much mud-slinging as had been forecast by the weather prophets about last night’s GOP debate featuring the main man DONALD TRUMP towering like a colossus over and above the remaining three smallies still tottering on the stage, all of whom will soon have to make an exit, as in “They have their exits and their entrances

If only votes could be bought and sold, say at the supermarket!

“While preachers preach of evil fates
Teachers teach that knowledge waits
Can lead to hundred-dollar plates
Goodness hides behind its gates
But even the president of the United States
Sometimes must have to stand naked” (It’s alright Ma)

I watched the whole show – watched baby Rubio standing there taking another shot at sounding pretentiously academic and “presidential“, trying to explain why he doesn’t like Fidel Castro (walking the straight and narrow razor’s edge as Florida is heavily populated by Cuban-Americans who like the struggling masses of Cuban people back home, over there in Cuba, but don’t like Raul or Fidel – the problem at this time being that Cuban-Americans Rubio & Cruz whose fathers both “escaped” Cuba for “a better life” in America, these two gringos demanding ethnic loyalty, want all the other Cuban-Americans, to vote for them, i.e. the ones who like the US Embassy in Habana and those who don’t … I watched the ineffectual Cruz take a few punches and jabs from Trump – punches and jabs he could neither deflect nor return, watched the youthful old boy from O-hi-o looking wiser than his age, trying to tell the American people to vote for him so that – $ Dollar Akbar he will do great things for the economy so that the rest of the country will be as happy if not happier than the folks in his own home state. Not too late to ask him, “When can I go into the supermarket and buy what I need with my good looks?”

In fact when the Middle East was being discussed during that GOP debate I was thinking mainly about Pamela Geller. You may or may not add, as you like, “God bless her”

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Today is International Women’s Day!

March 9th, 2016 by Cornelius Hamelberg

Sorry, I posted this a few seconds past midnight…

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Today is International Women’s Day!

Margot Wallström’s feminist foreign policy

Almost everybody that I know here in Sweden and elsewhere is all for full equal rights for all men and women.

In the morning blessings girls and women say,

Blessed are You Hashem
Our God, King of the universe
for having made me according to His will

The note in my Artscroll Siddur reads:

“Women, both historically and because of their nature, are guardians of tradition, and the moulders of character, children and family. Furthermore, women have often been the protectors of Judaism when the impetuosity and aggressiveness of the male nature led the men astray. The classic precedent was in the wilderness when the men – not the women – worshipped the Golden Calf. Thus, though women were not given the privilege of the challenge assigned to men, they are created closer to God’s ideal of satisfaction. They express their gratitude in the blessing “for having made me according to His will

On the 7th of March 1969 Israel elected her first female leader: Golda Meir

From Nobel Prize.org : Women Who Changed the World

An All-Women Symposium: The Missing XX-Factor

Sweden, yesterday: Sweden: Sexual Assaults at Swimming Pools

Sweden: International Women’s Day

Today’s edition of Dagens Nyheter/ Daily News is dominated by some of the International Women’s Day themes:

Time for a Feminist Spring

The Patriarchy should not be crushed but must be cut into little pieces

Recommended reading from Bernard Porter: Beloved Terrorist

Anna Sundberg tells us about her life with Jihadists

A debate article : Protect women fleeing from violence and brutality

Bad news: Three Minutes to Midnight: Closer to Nuclear Conflict Than We Think

Over there in the United States I guess that Hillary Clinton and maybe Bill Clinton too is making use of this opportunity to be preaching a special sermon addressed to the Monica Lewinskies and all the other ladies, Madeleine Albright’s theme that “There’s a special place in hell “ for all the Jezebelles and Delilahs who don’t support his beloved wife Hillary. I have been taught that we should venerate the matriarchs and see no reason why Hillary should be singled out for support when I can name many American women who are much more deserving of such esteem, such as for example, Angela Davis….

Cassandra Wilson sings – If Loving You Is Wrong

I watched the Democrats Debate the other night and thought that Bernie Sanders was brilliant, passionate, convinced and convincing. I didn’t listen to any of what Hillary had to say, it’s always so painful to hear her speak, so I turned off the sound whenever she spoke, but I did listen to the beginning of her answer to the last question which was “To whom and for whom do you pray?” and I thought that she was going to burst into some extraordinary religious fervour or even break into a gospel song or hymn (such as “Amazing Grace” aimed at winning as many Evangelical votes as possible and that she would conclude her answer with a resounding God Bless America – or at the very least I thought she was going to say that every morning and evening, she prays to the Almighty with all her heart that in the line of Eve, she would be elected the first female president of the United States of America or that she would have got down on her knees right there and then and petitioned the Almighty – right there in front of everybody – shed a dear tear or two for the victims of gun violence in America, and tears too for the suffering people in Benghazi in Libya, the suffering masses in Syria, the sisters in Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia and some of the other places where the USA is still killing (“collateral damage”) innocent people with drone attacks; Donald Trump her rival after all has told the world that she Hillary Clinton “ has killed hundreds of thousands of people with her stupidity” – possibly an understatement of the millenium

People are still blowing hot and cold trying to outfox or out-Trump The Great Trump but consider these words from Raynard Jackson, a Black Republican (I hear from him regularly since I’m on his mailing list):

This is Why the GOP Can’t Win Black Votes without Trump

Brother of slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers endorses Trump

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“a great cause of the night is lack of the sun”

March 7th, 2016 by Cornelius Hamelberg

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Latest Swedish and International News

Real Clear World

From the epicentre of the troubled Middle East
Several insightful entries about Sweden in

Professor Bernard Porter’s blog

among them :


Beggars in Sweden

The Swedish Alternative to Austerity


Just happened and a very important event too :

Conference on Extremism, Islam, Democracy – Interview with Dr. Seyed M. Azmayesh

Conference on Extremism, Islam, Democracy

Turkey: It’s a good, practical idea. Some-thing is better than no-thing. Sweden is only crying and bursting at the seams supporting the influx of a mere 150,000 refugees and migrants from the Syria-Iraq area. Better a good response to a critical situation in Turkey already hosting more than two and a half million refugees and migrants, than no responsible response at all! Give him a big hand:Erdogan wants to build a refugee city in Northern Syria

Maybe, if they want to skip the complex issues of integration etc., the brave Swedish authorities will get round to the equally brilliant idea of building a little refugee village and then a little refugee safe haven/ town in e.g. Skåne? Småland?

Scared Sweden: Almost Half Of Women ‘Afraid’ To Be Out After Dark In Europe’s Rape Capital

Oh how I love Pope Francis ! More reason why he should be awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace (especially if he makes a decisive move in the Middle East): Open your hearts :

Pope Francis says that The Muslim Invasion Of Europe should be embraced

The antonyms for embrace are many

Well, we can’t be everywhere at the same time and that’s why you sometimes read news reports about what’s happening where you are not now, and you don’t want to believe your own eyes:

All he believes are his eyes
And his eyes, they just tell him lies
” :

SPECIAL REPORT: Inside Malmo — Where Muslims have turned Sweden into Somalia in only 20 years

US Presidential Elections 2016

The whole world is watching what many describe as a circus.

Latest poll : Trump up by 19 points in Michigan

May the Almighty strengthen and protect him and the great American people!

This much is sure : if there is an Islamic-inspired terrorist attack perpetrated by either local jihadists or the international terrorists in the US today, Trump’s popularity in the polls would increase nationwide by 10% !

News : Democratic Establishment Preparing to Cut Ties With Hillary Clinton?

If Hillary Clinton is not indicted (and sent to jail) then it looks like she’s all set to wear Bill’s crown as the Democrats’ nominee; but if she’s indicted then she’ll probably, very reluctantly have no other choice than to pass her toga over to Bernie – so that the Democrats will have a chance at staying on in the Oval Office, because the way that I see it – and I don’t dabble with crystal balls – but it’s plain to see from the very beginning that if Hillary Clinton is the Democrats’ nominee, then the next President of the United States is going to be a Republican. But who knows, maybe I’ll have to eat my hat because of that. Who cares?

You see how Muslims have been killing fellow Muslims on such a horrendous scale? Here’s what they have in common : They have the same one Allah sub han t’ala, the same Holy Quran, the same Prophet Muhammad salallahu alaihi wa salaam, the same qibla which is Mecca to which all Muslims turn to face when they pray, and the same famous last words of Islam’s Prophet, that a Muslim is the brother of every other Muslim in spite of which, because of fitna, there is fratricide everywhere – in Libya, in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Pakistan, upheavals in Egypt and even Turkey.

The same is happening with Republicans right now, although so far the in-fighting and the hatred has been on a much less severe scale -no civil war yet – and they can thank their lucky stars it seems that at least there has been no blood shed even though the Republican Establishment seems caught between a rock and a hard place (between Teddy Cruz who they loathe and Donald Trump who they fear – they fear him and not cry-baby Rubio and his little hand/s – someone to control like a puppet on a string – after all it’s their money (the controllers that are supporting him) and that’s why the Republicans have been squabbling among themselves, or rather the Republicans have infamously (ah infamy) been ganging up against dear Brother Trump the toughest, the most popular and the best politician among them (the whole lot).

Now, just as the Muslims are busy, fully engaged in killing one another/ themselves and in the end winning nothing at all (maybe not even paradise) with Syria destroyed no Muslim has won anything. so what was all the fighting and killing about? Just imagine, if they can do that to themselves, what would they not do if they had the chance to do ditto (God forbid) to “Bani Israel”?

Hold on to that thought for a moment and you’ll better understand and shudder to imagine what the Republican machine is going to do to Hillary Clinton when push really comes to shove – because she’s the last person in this world that they ever want to see delivering the next State of the Union Address or (with First Gentleman Bill) entertaining dinner guests at the White House. What they are going to do will be the beginning of the dénouement and time for the curtains – that’s what’s going to happen when they and the media take their very sharp knives out on poor Hillary of the so called “weaker sex” and her greatest ambition to be the next potus and commander-in-chief of the United States of America. It’s not that after all the dirt they have ready and are going to throw on her, suddenly finding herself as the underdog with titles more befitting a Dostoevsky novel , “The Humiliated and Insulted”/” The Idiot”/ “The Landlady” / “Crime and Punishment” / “White Nights” /“An Honest Thief” /“ A Disgraceful Affair” – after such scandals it will be wo-men of America Unite. And I used to have a lot of respect for Madeleine Albright but she dashed it all on the rocks when she opined and implied that “ There’s a special place in hell” for any women who don’t vote for her sister, Old Bill’s Better Half, Hillary Rodam Clinton

The question is discussed in Dispatch International

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Only good news

March 5th, 2016 by Cornelius Hamelberg

Praise God!

It’s time for poetry

“O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good
because his mercy endureth for ever.”

Psalm 118

It’s the best news of the year – Royal News, announced from the Royal Court

Congratulations to the Royal Couple and Congratulations to their parents, proud grandparents, the entire Royal Family and all the good people of the realm :

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden & Prince Daniel beget Baby Prince Oscar Carl Olof

Prince Oscar Carl Olof is third in the line of succession to the Swedish throne, after his mother Crown Princess Victoria and his sister Princess Estelle, the Duchess of Östergötland

Prince Oscar Carl Olof’s birth was greeted with a 21-cannon gun salute

Princess Estelle will now be playing the role of big sister to her royal baby brother.

Adoration. It goes without saying that the grandpas and the grandmas will be doting on Prince Oscar.

The sentiments of this song go to Prince Oscar

(Btw, beggars have no choice and this is from personal experience: Once upon a time I used to be my Better Half’s numeri uno, but I have now been de-throned by my grandson Malcolm – and this happened without him having to fire even a shot. Nowadays, I ask in all humility, “ Is he coming today?” – and if the answer is “Yes”, then I know that I shall have to find my sleeping place on the couch or on the floor to remain curled up in a foetal sleeping position and for better or worse confined there till the break of dawn)

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Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da – the world as it is, goes on after Olof Palme

February 29th, 2016 by Cornelius Hamelberg

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From the epicentre of the troubled Middle East

Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da – the world as it is, goes on after Olof Palme

2016 Academy Awards

Sweden’s Alicia Vikander bags Oscar – Congratulations!

Catholic Church Abuse – ” enormous mistakes

The commission found that Catholic priests and nuns had terrorised thousands of boys and girls for decades …”

boys and girls

Once upon a time, as reported,Jesus said “Let the children come to me!

Refugees riot at Greece-Macedonia border

IRAN elections . “Reformists“make gains (of course reformists – but they are not about “reforming” Islam. One good sign is that of late we have not been hearing much vitriol about “The Great Satan” or “the little Satan “ – the more “politically correct” terminology issuing from the lips of super mullahs is more about “Global Arrogance“, a slightly more polite euphemism for the United States – and we should not lose sight of the fact that arrogance and inordinate pride, Kibr is believed to be one of the characteristics of the Satanic…


Ob-la-di ob-la-da life goes on bra
La-la how the life goes on

30 years later, 200-300 more tips to the police yesterday, 2 to 3 of them very interesting. Like the gospels and some other Christian writings published more than thirty years after the crucifixion of Jesus.

The other saying that comes to mind: closing the stable door after the horse has bolted

The Government’s commemoration of the anniversary of Olof Palme’s death, including Speech by Prime Minister Stefan Löfven at memorial for Olof Palme

Seventy-one (71) days before the fateful 28th of February 1986 – in the middle of the mad Christmas shopping rush, I met Olof Palme nose-to-nose and face-to-face at the jazz section of Academy Bookshop at Odenplan. It was amazing. I had been rummaging through the stacks of records looking for – it must have been Horace Silver, Errol Garner and my man McCoy Tyner, when something made me look to my left and there he was, my nose almost touching his nose, that close – but my only reaction was that my mouth opened wide – like Muhammad Ali’s when he was still Cassius Clay, “the Louisville lip”. When Mr. Palme saw me open my mouth wide like that (and it remained open) my nose almost touching his, thunderstruck and dumbfounded he probably thought that I was soon on the brink of a hysterical fit and would start shouting – maybe about Angola, South Africa and Mozambique – but before I even had time to think he jumped up/ flipped himself up and in mid-air turned/ flipped round (like Fred Astaire) – his back now towards me and so I returned to my search more pensive than before – in fact I quite forgot about him for a while – found what I was looking for and to my surprise – he had also found the music he was looking for and had now joined the queue – but no one – not even one good, friendly citizen was talking to him, like “Hello Prime Minister” or “so good to see you!” “Merry Christmas!How’s Lisbet?” – not a word (the cold treatment) – as if he wasn’t there – but it wasn’t that – it was good Swedish citizens showing respect for him and respecting his privacy, otherwise, I would have joined him in the queue and asked him if he had found the Benny Goodman that he was looking for because I know that he liked Benny Goodman.

“ Not a word!” – those were the words that Kjell-Olof Feldt uttered still in his dressing gown when he was informed about the murder of Olof Palme on 28th February 1986.

Sure, for various reasons, many people hated Mr. Palme. There’s a little incident that I told of here about one such person who hated and really cursed Mr. Palme for being the reason why I am in his (the curser’s) country, Sweden.

Yesterday, was exactly 30 years to the day that Mr. Palme was murdered – shot in the back, by his assassin. When I heard that the assassin had run up those stairs by Tunnelgatan – my first fear was that he had gone to hide in the mosque at Apelbergsgatan

And that if indeed it was a Muslim that had Killed Mr. Palme then the consequences for all Muslims in Sweden would be similar to the situation for all Palestinians should (God forbid) a Palestinian terrorist have been found guilty of gunning down or knifing the Prime Minister of Israel

Fast forward…

On the horizon (so I’ve been told and you ain’t seen nothing yet) in about two months’ time, big trouble is going to hit the fan in the Middle East. Why? Because Russia also wants to be mighty! That’s why a lady with soul like Condoleezza Rice (being much more knowledgeable and much more musical) would be much more effective and much more pragmatic in relations with nuclear Super-Power Russia, than e.g. Bill’s Cuddly Old Lady Hillary!

Henrik Berggren the author of Olof Palme’s biography gives a portrait of the slain martyr in yesterday’s DN :

Olof Palme – the aristocrat who became a socialist

In yesterday’s SVD Ulf Bjereld discusses a topic that is on many peoples’ minds:

Is a policy in Palme’s spirit possible today?”

Several Swedes give their views :

Today’s wars would have affected Palme deeplyh

Most importantly this appeal penned by Pierre Schori:

Complete Palme’s unfinished struggle for freedom from nuclear weapons

And the world goes on after Olof Palme. Perhaps, the world may have seen a slightly different course of action in e.g. Iraq, if Olof Palme had been the Secretary-General of the United Nations, at the time – instead of Kofi Annan – after Colin Powell, using his walking stick had pointed out Saddam’s alleged launching sites for his weapons of mass destruction – pointed them out with his stick on the UN Blackboard and Tony B’liar had thrown the fear of the nuclear and the God of Plutonium into the hearts of all members of the British House of Commons, not with a message of “Trust in the Lord!” but with someting that I followed live and direct on SKY TV, when he spoke exactly along these lines: – lissen up you guys and dolls sitting here on your haunches in such luxury, ease and comfort – do you know that Saddam can deploy in thirty minutes?!!!? That did it – did the trick and in a jiffy Lord Goldsmith was signing the War Act from which minute on Great Britain was officially at War – something like the cross-Atlantic Reagan-Thatcher relationship about Gadhafi who Mr. Re-gun had called “a mad dog” … now the mad dog was Saddam….the rest is still history.

If Olof Palme had been the Secretary-General of the UN at the time, he would have put up such a fuss – about not going to war – maybe aided by Hans Blix and at the minimum I suppose that he (Palme) would have even threatened to resign from his position to cause at least a delay and thus more needed time for further reflection; but poor protégé Kofi (not coffee) Madeleine Albright’s godson didn’t put up much of a fight – and to our distress -we all saw him being treated in exactly the same way that Basil (John Cleese) usually treats Manuel in “Fawlty Towers” : “Si senor”) (“ Yes boss” ) – in the colonial days it was “ Yessa massa!” in post-colonial days the house negro has no choice but to bow slightly, smile and say, “Yes Sir “ (Master) , ” Yes Madam “)

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