Saturday, November 14, 2015


My thoughts and prayers are with the victims of these terrorist attacks.

This is going to make the job of those of us who have argued consistently that people should not demonize all Muslims for the antics of the few among them who choose to pervert their region so much harder ... this is going to get a lot worse before it gets better.  


Anonymous said...

When you can tell a good one from a bad one feel free to discriminate. They hide behind women and kids, lie because its allowable when dealing with non - Muslims and turn from moderate to mean without a blink. They bare doing no more than Islam requires. I've stopped buying anything with halal endorsement - even my much loved chocolate.

Feel free to offer yourself on the altar of tolerance but I'm over pandering to a culture that wants to kill me.


The Veteran said...

Anon ... have to say 'they' are testing my patience.

Barry said...

Hear hear!

Andrew Berwick said...

"Caedite eos. Novit enim Dominus qui sunt eius."

Howie said...

Oh dear, Vet, the Breivik lovers are with you on this. It's a right wing thing I guess. Who's "they" though, just so we're clear?

The Veteran said...

Andrew ... I'll go with the English translation and, on that basis, you sicken me.

Howie ... it's clowns like you who may cause me to rethink my public and long held view that moderate Islam is nothing to be feared.

Two villages bereft of their idiots.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 3-16.

The speculation of the uninformed or those whose preferred readings are internet hate sites.

Frances intelligence on extremism is probably the best in Europe. They have had over 10,000 troops overseas fighting extremists and were the first to bomb ISIL. I suppose it's pointless trying to tell you that Muslim pilots are in the forefront of bombing or that Muslims make up a large part of the Armee de l'Terre.

What you can't do is forecast lone wolf attacks that are planned in country without reference to an 'HQ". Nor is there any defence against someone who who has no fear of death. The Timothy Mcvie's are within all of our society but it is only fear of an unpleasant death that keeps them in front of their computers.

France will do what the British did. Absorb it because eventually it will go away.

Lord Egbut

The Veteran said...

Egbut ... what do you mean by 'go away'.

Anonymous said...

it won't go away, it never has and it never will.
Since recorded history (eg. Alex the Mace) their has been a tension between East and West that has swung back and forth across the ages. To say it will "go away" is naive and wrong.
Hillaire Belloc saw it coming in the early 1900s as did many other historians.
And now its here, the pendulum is swinging our way. Last time, it swung our way for hundreds of years.

What I want to know is how many of those involved in Paris were walking along in the highway mob of young men I saw between Vienna and Munich back in early Sept. Did any of those "migrants" specifically come to do this?


Adolf Fiinkensein said...

If you read the comments at Kiwiblog you will find a number of loons who would argue loudly that the poor hard done by Japanese were forced by evil America to bomb Pearl Harbour in 1941.

Paranormal said...

I can't help but think we're in WWIII, without it being formally declared.

War has changed over the centurys. Where was was fought against armies it changed to being between economies in the wars of attrition of the 20th century. Are we now seeing war against populations in the 21st?

Anonymous said...

So many questions, so little time. Veteran, all terrorist organisations Bader Meinoff, Red Brigade, Anachists, IRA etc, like business's or corporations must grow or fold. All of those examples were brought to heel by sanctions, isolation from the mainstream support and good old fashioned "Lets go for a cup tea and talk about it".

The Caliphate is being isolated but you would be misguided to think that the controllers are acting through religious fanaticism. The money behind the caliphate is mind boggling. They are funded well beyond any income they can generate. There is a huge power struggle going on between Sunni, Shi'ite, moderates, fundamentalists, oil and no oil, all of this is is passed off to a very simple unsophisticated people as struggle against the "west". If you think they are a just bunch of religious nutters then you are in the same mindset of those who enlisted in the Crusades to rid the world of evil blasphemous barbarians.

It is widely believed that the Saudis seeing the writing on the wall as far the worlds reliance on oil goes has territorial ambitions, they have the money, the will and they are the exporters of Wahibi fundamentalism. Eleven of the 9/11 people were Saudi.

On another point France has a Muslim population NOT a Muslim community and until that simple truth is realised we get the ill informed, alarmist opinions that decorate this blog. A word to Paranormal. Don't think......Read, then think.

One simple question. Are the perpetrators any more evil than those jolly Irishmen who blew apart the Birmingham pubs and their clientele or committed the atrocity on the Mall blowing horses and people into small pieces or lets not forget the Canary wharf bombing.

Anonymous said...

And Adolf, the loons are right, Christsake read history instead of the history channel.

Lord Egbut (twice)

Paranormal said...

Anon at 9.22 - I do read.

What I should have done is prefaced my comment regarding geopolitical predictions. You should have a read of "The next 100 years" by George Friedman for a start.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Poor Legbut. Doesn't realise it but he has just labelled himself 'a loon.'

Legbut, I haven't seen you around any other of the many blogs I read on the left and the right.

You got nuthin' better to do all day than hang around here practicing your fourth form wit?

Anonymous said...

Sorry paranormal, I read what has happened in the last 500 years not predictions of the future. is to short. Any wit is better than no wit but I would suspect wit of any kind is wasted on you, lighten up.

Paranormal said...

Sadly anon, those that fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it (or similar).

As a history buff you will enjoy Friedmans work. A small part of his work is pointing out the unresolved historical issues are still boiling away. The current situation in particular.