Tennis : Serena Williams beats Kerber at Wimbledon
signs of the times
“Chilcot has brought this particular manifestation of British imperialism to a close; although not of course for its victims, either in the Middle East or among the families of British soldiers killed there.” (Bernard Porter)
Juan Cole : Top 10 Signs the US is the Most Corrupt Country in the World. By which comparison Britain must be at the back of the queue…
One of the smartest person’s that I have ever listened to : Ivo Daalder
Here’s an interview with him : NATO cannot fail now
Sweden: “Non-aligned” my foot. Not even “almost non-aligned”. Nothing short of dishonesty, rank hypocrisy and fear, a primordial fear of the Russian Bear.
As Muslims say, quoting the Quran, “Fear them not, fear Me”
In light of Sweden’s already great co-operation with NATO, “Our security policy is based on non-alignment and cooperation” sounds ironic, logically inconsistent with the reality, certainly dis-jointed, coming from the Prime Minister of Sweden’s Facebook page in which he comments on the photos taken at the Warsaw NATO Summit.
“At the NATO summit in Warsaw. Sweden and Finland, together with the EU for the first time, was invited to a dinner at the heads of state and government. It underlines our good partnership. Our security policy is based on non-alignment and cooperation. This is why it is important that we as partners are at the table and participate in the discussions.”
To correct the imbalance, neutrality would mean that we operate/cooperate equally with both our neighbours of St. Petersburg and NATO. (If Sweden had the same kind of co-operation with Russia instead of with NATO, then NATO would not think that we are either “neutral” or “non-aligned”. In synch with reality the PM’s statement could more truly read thus: “Our security policy is based on some-alignment and cooperation with NATO”
Understood: Pikuach nefesh. Very important. Obviously, the Swedish Government and some of the opposition parties believe that a cautious step-by-step process of co-operating with NATO could save some Swedish skin from any adverse moves by the Kremlin
UK, okay : Brexit. Britain exhales some carbon dioxide and exits.
UK yuki-yuki : The CV of she who would like to lead GB into the future (which is to be better than the past)
Still in the UK : Could be a Black Man appealing to his Black Girlfriend who he has just lost to Mr. Svensson : “White is white and black is black, I want my country back” but just like Krishna the men are all blue, an essential quality of many a flag and this time, the gopis too. Despite all our vaunted free form liberality this is something that couldn’t happen in Sweden. Maybe Tel Aviv, but certainly not on the Arabian Peninsular, Pakistan or in the Islamic Republic of Iran where nudity and exhibitionism is strictly not kosher.
Over here all we have so far is Carl Milles’ Orpheus group stationed just outside the Stockholm Concert House. There’s some reason to fear: remember the first set of Buddhist statutes that the Taliban destroyed, the al-Qaeda or the ISIS who destroyed Palmyra would destroy everything (God forbid) if they should ever get a foothold in our Sweden, with the intention of raising their black flags over the kingdom, converting the whole nation to Islam and imposing Sharia Law on both those who like it and those infidels who like it not in their new caliphate, a Scandinavian province of the projected United States of Eurabia
The USA. “Change has come to America” as a sign of the times. How much have Black Lives changed since Barack Obama said that “Change has come to America”?
Here he is again : Malcolm X on the US Police
It sure looks like the United States may be on the brink of another civil or race war, at least that’s the impression that I get from (a) Ex-Rep. Joe Walsh defends tweet threatening ‘war’ on Obama and (b) this Sheriff when he says, “I’m too pissed off to be diplomatic and I’m not going to stick my head in the sand. The President of the United States started this war on Police”
And in her once upon a time super-predators’ America, it could be the beginning of another race war when according to this headline “Hillary Clinton Blames Whites, Cops for Deaths of Young Black Men” (watch this horrific video warning:very bloody) – even as Donald Trump talks about Making America Safe Again
“According to the historic record “Lynchings, white and negroes” (pdf) kept by Alabama’s Tuskegee University, a total of 2,911 black Americans were lynched between 1890 and 1965, when the so-called Jim Crow laws were enforced” . You may read on
Alas, like Judas of old, a new breed of Uncle Toms. There’s also the old breed of course.
Still in Once upon a time in America, let me be more de’liberate straight, here : And in the name of justice and Brotherhood the REPARATIONS question – a question that really should not have to divide America – maybe not ever made to be in the backburner, but once again – has never seen any light of day during Barack Obama’s eight years occupation of the White House. Let my people go, too hot to handle, too scared to touch (love) it.
All the brothers together now, Sweden’s Jason Diakité weighs in on Black Lives Matter (and so should you and Mugabe and Zuma and all Africa):
“Black life means something to be said again and again by Jason Diakité / Timbuktu