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Waiting for the outcome of the UK Referendum.

June 23rd, 2016 by Cornelius Hamelberg

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Israel and NATO getting closer

And just a few days ago this headline took me by surprise :
Will Russia Become the Sole Guarantor of the Jewish State?

Indeed, it’s Decision Time

“Want to get married? Do it now
Tomorrow all activity will cease
You know that sometimes Satan comes as a man of peace”

For many people the main problem could be getting out of bed in time to vote; as Lou Reed said,

“I see the Sword of Damocles
Is right above your head
They’re trying a new treatment
To get you out of bed”

And if Brexit gets it (unlikely as it seems) then we (Sweden) must begin to prepare some adjustments to our fate: A nightmare scenario for some of Swedish Business

At this point I hate making any predictions, not that it ever matters – unless you are a sooth-sayer, having learned the hard way, predicting a 3-1 victory for Sweden yesterday and the less said the better, I turned off the TV exactly after the ref blew the whistle that it was all over – spared myself the torture of expert post-mortems on what happened and what should/ could have happened if only etc.

Good News Africa : “Thabo Mbeki and the African Renaissance: The positive portrait of Mbeki is the positive face of Africa” By Toyin Falola

Morning has broken , Thursday morning, 23/ 6/ 2016. It’s really “the morning after” the Day of Judgement on the football battlefield and Johan Esk (wonderful Swedish sport’s journalist) has the last word. End of story : It’s now over

John Coltrane : After the rain

Over there in the British Isles, for some it’s doomsday. For some others it could be “Independence Day” – independence from EU colonialism, bureaucracy and oppression. Somebody’s going to win. Let’s pray that it doesn’t rain today because it’s the final spurt in the hunt for the still undecided voters , and it wouldn’t be fair to blame it all on the weather or on climate change…

Here’s a good one: “Considering how the West likes to solve problems in the rest of the world, I think we should split the UK: one side in the EU, the other out. And we can call the two countries Leavia and Remainia.”(Karl remarks)

How to interpret this : “The number of British nationals applying for Swedish citizenship has increased significantly in the first six months of this year. The first half of last year 276 Britons applied for Swedish citizenship, compared with 481 during the period January – June this year, according to figures from the Swedish Migration Board. There is an increase of 74%. If the increase in the number who apply for Swedish citizenship is due to today’s referendum is unclear” (Dagens Nyheter. )

“…the referendum has developed into a class issue.”

On a more positive note, Sweden’s Prime Minister Stefan Löfven in a blockbuster interview about the UK Referendum and the EU says; “I’m not afraid that Europe is about to burst

Good for him that in this Holy Month of Ramadan our leader is not afraid. It tallies with this verse of the Holy Quran (Pickthall translation)

“Lo! Those who believe (in that which is revealed unto thee, Muhammad), and those who are Jews, and Christians, and Sabaeans – whoever believeth in Allah and the Last Day and doeth right – surely their reward is with their Lord, and there shall no fear come upon them neither shall they grieve.”

On a lighter note, Hillary. In 2008 she said that her only weakness was that she was a woman and wanted to be the next US Commander-in-chief and first citizen of the United States.For sure, she’s not afraid of Putin either…

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A news round up …

June 22nd, 2016 by Cornelius Hamelberg

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Google honoured

This is serious : Western Journalism : Obama tried to hide ISIS references From Orlando Shooters 911 Call?

The good news with congratulations from the whole nation and wishing them many many more years, together : On Sunday, 19th June, King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary

40 being such a significant number of years : a generation in the Bible being 40 years….

May the Almighty be pleased with them : fruitful and multiply, children and grandchildren…

May The Almighty shower more blessings upon them !

In a few hundred years from now students of Swedish history will be reading about them in the chapters known as Modern Sweden

Sweden : Neutral news : According to the latest opinion polls the coalition of opposition parties known as “The Alliance” is now greater than the government . But these opinion polls have a tendency of going up and down; what’s important is who will be greater on election day on the 9th of September, 2018

Sweden : In the aftermath of what some critics have referred to as being the invasion of Europe by refugees mostly from the Middle East, yesterday the Swedish Parliament voted for new, much tougher asylum laws

Once upon a time the Sweden Democrats had a monopoly on being the tough nuts on immigration, but now, with the exception of the Left Party, all the other mainstream parties in the Swedish Parliament have moved much closer to the positions that were once exclusively the Sweden Democrats who alone were being vilified as being “xenophobes”

Football news : a change of heart and judgement with regard to Lars Lagerbäck the former football coach of Sweden and later on his fiasco as coach of Nigeria for the last world cup tournament, earning him the name “Lager Beer”. It’s a nice surprise and much respect that he has done wonders with our Scandinavian brothers in Iceland who are now playing as confidently and as purposefully as Cameroon did in 1990..

And tonight it’s do or die for Captain Ibrahimovic and the lads, against Belgium, kick-off at 2100 hrs. The Dagens Nyheter’s front page banner proclaims that the dream should not end tonight. I predict a 3-1 win for Sweden…

Another Sword of Damocles is hanging over Europe, hanging over the UK referendum on EU membership

Will Britain leave the EU or won’t she? My most trusted source, for making sense of it all, Bernard Porter’s Blog has been deliberating on the matter on an almost daily basis the past couple of weeks. Now it’s head or tails: three days ago, it was “This dreadful Referendum

We will know tomorrow. The fear of uncontrolled or uncontrollable immigration has been mostly about immigrants/economic migrants from East European Countries said to be largely prepared to work for half-price/ slave wages, but Labour’s last minute desperate house to house campaign suggests that Her Majesty’s UK won’t be leaving the comfort zone known as the EU, especially having received some drag help from the murder of Jo Cox a let’s stay campaigner, not to mention all the uncertainties about the future of the UK’s economy, if or when she leaves. So it all boils down to voting to continue with life as it is (the devil that you know) or voting to leave and to enter that which David Cameron terms “irreversible” by which he means Prince Hamlet’s “undiscovered country from whose bourn no traveler returns” i.e the devil that you don’t know , the determinant being how it will affect each and every citizen x’s economy, personally…

And for our peaceful and peaceable nation Sweden, some conciliatory sounds coming from Germany, about NATO : Frank- Walter Steinmeier warns NATO against ‘warmongering’

To crown it all, Fareed Zakaria GPS of 19th June on Trump and his exclusive interview of Russia’s strong man, Vladimir Putin….

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Orlando massacre. Man’s inhumanity to man. World mourns

June 16th, 2016 by Cornelius Hamelberg

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The world recoils from the senseless, exceedingly cruel, the horrendous massacre at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida

Terror in Orlando and the 10 Commandments

In the last days of the Pride Festival there in Orlando 49 souls, 53 wounded

The victims of the massacre at Orlando

More terrorist attacks expected in France

Without a doubt there will also be more terrorist attacks in the United States before the American Presidential elections.

A relevant discussion in the London Review of Books: Gay Pride after Orlando

Now if it had been a Christian boy that had committed the same mass murder inspired by hate preacher Pastor Roger Jimenez then there would not have been any talk of radical Islam

But now, in cold blood a Muslim man intentionally purchases guns and ammunition, travels all the way from his home town New York to Orlando, Florida to satisfy his devil and some people want to say that neither the devil nor his religious belief has anything to do with the evil that he has just committed, possibly motivated in part by guilt at being both gay and Muslim – a possible cause for self-hate since Islam is against anyone being gay – and also motivated by revengeful feelings against a US where Islam is daily being demonised, a US that is still bombing the country from which his parents immigrated etc. etc. etc.

Getting it right.

1. Islam and anti-Gay laws

Gays Must Die ! says preacher at Orlando Mosque

Dr. Sekaleshfar on Islam and homosexuality

Four Questions To Consider on Orlando Massacre

Since the horrific massacre:

1. Donald Trump’s Statement on the Orlando Massacre

2. Donald Trump’s speech after the Orlando massacre

On CNN listened to Trump’s man Rudy Giuliani’s take on the Orlando Massacre

Have not yet heard
what Hillary
will be saying
after the next couple of terrorist attacks
that are going to be perpetrated
in the United States

Stanley Sjöberg ought to condemn the Orlando masscare, even in Jesus’name

May the Almighty save Sweden from hate speech and terror….

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Quo vadis?

June 10th, 2016 by Cornelius Hamelberg

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Rabbi Sacks latest commentary : The blessing of love (Nasso 5776)

May Heaven protect us all at the UEFA Euro 2016 in Paris

It’s not if, but when comes the next terrorist attack? In the Muslim countries of Syria, Iraq, Libya, Yemen, Afghanistan etc there are wars going on and terrorism committed on a daily basis even during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. If Muslims can fight against other Muslims like that then how would Muslims not fight against non-Muslims (non-believers) for whatever supremacy it is that Muslims are fighting for?

There are those who say that Islam is not the ideology that feeds terrorism; if that is correct, then what is the ideology that feeds terrorism ? It’s the kind of subject matter for an intelligence squared debate

It’s easy to anticipate, the beginning, middle and end, in fact all sides to such a debate but no one can worm himself or herself away from the fact that it is the religion Islam that is the main source if not indeed the main inspiration for a Muslim’s terrorist activities even if the terrorists themselves say that it is the forces of nature that are at play and not al-islam per se….

Going through this list of Critics of Islam as a political or military ideology does not contribute much to answering the questions above – the answers are embedded in the very precarious situations such as the power struggles that have been and that will probably continue in the future. I was telling a friend from Iraq (briefly) the contents of this SvD article, to wit that the Saudis are more afraid of Iran than of IS, because once Fallujah is liberated from the claws of IS Iran will then have a direct road to Beirut, and his brief response was, “Don’t believe everything that you read in the newspapers!” If he was not in such a hurry, I guess that he would have added, “Don’t believe everything that you read in the Bible – such as that Jesus died on the cross, because as the Quran says,

They should not boast (the Jews) that they killed Jesus, the son of Mary, the messenger of Allah “And they did not kill him, nor did they crucify him; but [another] was made to resemble him to them. And indeed, those who differ over it are in doubt about it. They have no knowledge of it except the following of assumption. And they did not kill him, for certain.”…

Trump has condemned the terrorist attack in Tel Aviv and from his rival Hillary these words: ”I condemn the heinous terrorist attack in Tel Aviv today. I send my deepest condolences to the families of those killed and I will continue to pray for the wounded.”

As to be expected the Israeli government is taking some appropriate measures such as barring 83,000 Palestinians from traveling into Israel from West Bank and Gaza during this Ramadan season.

In the meantime, Narendra Modi the Prime Minister of India has addressed the US Congress – nothing like the publicity that Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu received in March last year when he delivered this address to Congress at the invitation of the Republican House speaker John Boehner…

Yesterday, was the beginning of funeral prayers for Muhammad Ali – 14,000 mourners gathered at his home town Louisville to pay their last respects to him. The funeral will take place later today, Friday (six hours difference between Stockholm and Kentucky )

But the biggest news in the US the past twenty four hours is Obama’s endorsement of his Hillary.

Of relevance:The Legacy of the Obama Administration: An Interview With Noam Chomsky

Robert Reich’s Open Letter to Bernie Sanders

A storm is brewing

Galloway favours Trump over Clinton

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The terrorists are at it again.

June 9th, 2016 by Cornelius Hamelberg

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From the epicentre of the troubled Middle East

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Gatestone Institute


A flashpoint : The Temple Mount

Letter to Foreign Minister Margot Wallström

Palestinian terrorists kill four Jews in Tel Aviv

Palestinians celebrate terror attack in Tel Aviv, Saudis strongly condemn

Israel-Palestine peace conference in Paris, my foot.

Dayan ha emet: Stephen Keshi

The terrorists are at it again

Climate change, come shine come rain, this is one of the reasons why “Crooked Hillary” is not going to be the next president of the United States. This of course is provisional, but all that it would take for Trump to get more wind in his sails is (God forbid), a major terrorist attack or two in Greater America and Hillary’s goose would then be cooked.

Of course they (the evil terrorists) would most gladly vote for her – a pussy-soft target for whom they have the greatest contempt. To paraphrase Dylan, to Sodom and Gomorrah, but what do they care, ain’t nobody there would want to marry kuffar like her or her sister – a soft target and therefore less evil than Big Daddy Trump who they fear would not care and would not hesitate to wipe them out in the shortest possible time, get done with it and to hell with the consequences in any hypothetical everlasting fire.

Shalom! Wake up and smell the coffee! To understand the enemy, you have to know how he thinks. It is his thinking that leads to his action.

Not unexpectedly, some of the apostles of the religion of peace, increasingly looking like the religion of peace and terrorism, are at it again. On the third night of Ramadan the month of blessing, mercy and forgiveness, once more dear friends once more, once again – maybe in accordance with their Holy Quran from which they quote what they believe to be a divine command: “cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads”etc

That’s how and why those terrorists who believe that they are the holy warriors of Allah believe that they will be receiving divine blessings of 72 holy virgins each for their terrorism – like Amalek, who did not fear God, perpetrated against the children of Israel

I listened to the pious encomiums of Shaykh Salahuddin Barakat who was one of the honoured guests at the installation ceremony of Ute Steyer, Sweden’s first female rabbi and the new cantor Isidoro Abramowicz at the Great synagogue of Stockholm – the Shaykh’s carefully chosen words expressed the right sentiments – Hum Allah, peace and love between and among the children of Abraham, let loving never cease etc.

Unfortunately, there are so few voices in the theatres of action in the Middle East and everwhere else where they are doing their jihads, Syria, Libya, Iraq, Yemen, Afghanistan and in Israel where we still have people like this one

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Today the 6th of June is Sweden’s National Day!

June 6th, 2016 by Cornelius Hamelberg

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Friday June 3rd, 2016:

The world lost a sportsman loved by the world : Muhammad Ali (January 17, 1942 – June 3, 2016)

Muhammad Ali Dies at 74: Titan of Boxing and the 20th Century

On Saturday 4 June 2016 it was the Stockholm Marathon, here in full

Today the 6th of June is Sweden’s National day

And today the 6th of June marked the beginning of the Month of Ramadan

To Muslims worldwide the greeting is Ramadan Kareem

May war, fitna, dissension, suffering ease and completely cease in all the troubled Muslim lands.

May peace return…

Flamme Kapaya !

Also, on this day ( 6th June, 2016) – beautiful – we witnessed the installation ceremony of Rabbi Ute Steyer as the first female Rabbi in Sweden and the inauguration of Cantor Isidoro Abramowicz at the Great Synagogue of Stockholm

Mazel Tov to both of them and may a successful tenure be theirs….

Coming soon :

The American presidential elections are five months away (November 8, 2016) and as we all know, much is going to happen before that date. Trump and Hillary too will be doing their own fair of saying as they tear each other apart in their fight to occupy the Oval Office. People are already placing their bets on the one they think will win the battle, although it’s a little too early to do so:

Ladbrokes: American Presidential elections

Betting odds on the American Presidential elections

Coming sooner : Brexit

These days, people bet on almost everything and just as happened last year so too this year, some people already have opinions, hopes, day dreams about who is going to be the next Nobel Laureate in Literature and will soon be placing their bets (the winner will probably be announced in the second week of October)

I hope that Jimmie Åkesson will be invited to the Nobel Banquet this year; as far as immigration goes who/ which of the other local or foreign party politicians can claim to be holier than him? Not Trump, not Bill Clinton’s wife, not even Cameron…

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Keeping an eye on the Holy Land.

June 2nd, 2016 by Cornelius Hamelberg

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“Well now, would he have wings to fly? Would he be free?
Golden wings against the sky, walking man, walk on by.
So long, walking man.” (Walking Man)

So much water has flowed under the bridge, both here in our NATO-friendly Sweden, in our Israel
and in the forever turbulent Middle East, the Pakistan-Afghanistan-North Africa-North Korea axis, the UK on the verge of Brrrr-exit (a trajectory that I have mostly followed on Bernard Porter’s blog, because he writes from the perspective of a professional historian – as an Englishman, has an Englishman’s inevitable perspectives on Nazi-Germany, and because he loves Sweden). There has also been the near-miss presidential elections in Austria and the persistence of the immigration issue in the rest of the EU since I took a break – on the 28th of March 2016 – from updating this blog for the simple reason that I had been – and am still – following the twists and turns and what was, what is and what has been something like a circus circuit, following the US presidential elections – “the twists and arrows or outrageous fortune”, and you may think TRUMP just as at Purim – the kids eating their sweets and with glee banging on the synagogue tables every time the rabbi utters that genocidal villain’s name (genocidal son of a bitch) “Haman!”,
some of the Trump haters think “ Trump”·

But to me Trump is a regular, straight, alright guy, it’s Dr. Huxtable and slimy Willy Hubbard’s old lady grandma Hillary – the one that Trump refers to as “crooked Hillary
that’s giving me goose-pimples…

So I thought that I would would sit it out (the US presidential elections) skip the daily dose of Race for the White House
on CNN and similar hysteria on the BBC, CNBC and dear al-Jazeera

Jeez! Six months to the US American elections and the whole world has to be on high alert?

For peace of mind just stop reading endless bad news about Hillary and her affairs, Benghazi, Fallujah, refugees, Syria, the nuclear bomb in Pakistan etc sit it out, be otherwise engaged until a winner is declared in November.

But I was wrong. I have been mostly otherwise engaged in this our USA-Africa dialogue series which it would seem is universally anti-Trump, but it took a few anti-Trump posts in this Bintumani Forum to get Bill Coon out of his cocoon

So, here beginneth

round two…

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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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From the epicentre of the troubled Middle East

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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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From the epicentre of the troubled Middle East

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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