2 Mar 2018

In Syria, The Real Siege Is By Western Criminal Powers

SCF: In more than seven years of war in Syria, we have seen many times how Western governments and news media shamelessly invert reality.
The same was seen this week over the grim fighting around Eastern Ghouta, the suburb near the capital, Damascus, where 400,000 people are said to be trapped.
But who is trapping who?
US and European media breathlessly claim that Eastern Ghouta is under siege from Syrian “regime forces” allied with Russia. This description is posing things upside down.
The district was taken over nearly six years ago by foreign-backed extremists, like Jaysh al Islam, Ahrar al Sham, and Al Nusra Front. The latter is an internationally outlawed terror group, but they all share the same murderous ideology, as well as the same Western covert sponsors in the American CIA, British MI6, French DGSE, and lavish Gulf Arab funding. It is these illegally armed insurgents who are holding the civilian population under siege in a reign of terror.
The same situation, and Western inversion of reality, has been seen before, most notably regarding Syria’s second city of Aleppo.

There No Longer Is A Military Option Against Russia

Putin’s stunning revelations about new Russian weapons systems
The Saker: If you have no read it yet, please check out Putin’s full address to the Federal Assembly.  What stunned me, and many other, are the new weapon systems Putin has announced.
First, he confirmed that the Sarmat ICBM would replace the old but already formiable SS-18 “Satan”.  Then he turned to new weapon systems:

  1. A nuclear powered cruise missile with basically unlimited range
  2. A nuclear powered unmanned submersible with intercontinental range, very high speed, silent propulsion and capable of moving a great depths
  3. A Mach 10 hypersonic missile with a 2’000 kilometer range (named: Kinzhal)
  4. A new strategic missile capable of Mach 20 velocities (named: Avangard)
All of these systems can be armed with conventional or nuclear warheads.  Just think of the implications!  Not only does that mean that the entire ABM effort of the USA is now void and useless, but also that from now US aircraft carrier battle groups can only be used against small, defenseless, nations !
Right now I simply don’t have the time to write a full analysis of the stunning, truly tectonic, implications of this announcement, so I will turn to my naval warfare expert friend Andrei Martyanov and repost his initial reaction to just one of these systems:

Purim Special: From Esther To AIPAC

By Gilad Atzmon: The Book of Esther is a biblical story that is the basis for the celebration of Purim, probably the most joyous Jewish festival. The book tells the story of an attempted Judeocide but it also tells a story in which Jews manage to change their fate. In the book the Jews do manage to rescue themselves and even to mete revenge.
It is set in the third year of Ahasuerus, and the ruler is a king of Persia usually identified with Xerxes I. It is a story of a palace, conspiracy, an attempted Judeocide and a brave and beautiful Jewish queen (Esther) who manages to save the Jewish people at the very last minute.
In the story, King Ahasuerus is married to Vashti, whom he repudiates after she rejects his offer to 'visit' him during a feast. Esther was selected from the candidates to be Ahasuerus's new wife. As the story progresses, Ahasuerus's prime minister Haman plots to have the king kill all the Jews without knowing that Esther is actually Jewish. In the story, Esther together with her cousin Mordechai saves the day for their people. At the risk of endangering her own safety, Esther warns Ahasuerus of Haman's murderous anti-Jewish plot. Haman and his sons are hanged on the fifty cubit gallows he had originally built for cousin Mordecai. As it happens, Mordecai takes Haman's place, he becomes the prime minister. Ahasuerus's edict decreeing the murder of the Jews cannot be rescinded, so he issues another edict allowing the Jews to take up arms and kill their enemies, which they do.

Winston Churchill, Drunken Homicidal Maniac

"Roosevelt routinely described Churchill as, "that drunken bum." ..."A drunken poltroon." As Hitler called him and I think that he used the word drunk with great temerity and absolute veracity."

AEI Scholar Christina Hoff Sommers Targeted by Southern Poverty Law Center

By Charlotte Hays: The Southern Poverty Law Center has released a "report" on the "hateful ideology" of "male supremacy."
In the report,  AEI philosopher and IWF friend Christina Hoff Sommers was designated as someone "who gives mainstream and respectable face to some Men’s Rights Activist concerns.”
Hoff Sommers spoke to the Weekly Standard about the SPLC action:

"This is a group I used to admire. They once went after Klan members and Nazis and now… [they go after] people like Ben Carson and Ayaan Hirsi Ali. It’s absurd.” She adds that the SPLC has no evidence for the suggestion that she “gives mainstream and respectable face” to “male supremacy”:. They’re blacklisting in place of engaging with arguments. They blacklist you, rather than try to refute you.”
Sommers thinks that “they’re talking about … some of the work that I’ve done on ‘boys.’ I wrote an article for the New York Times a few years ago called The Boys at the Back—and it won an award from a feminist organization.”

Male Signals

Men Are Good!: A quick and light look into a few of the signals that men use in navigating the hierarchy.

Putin’s State Of The Union

'The basic fact of the matter is that
NATO is an obstacle to peace.'
By Paul Craig Roberts: Putin has given a remarkable address to the Federal Assembly, the Russian People, and the peoples of the world. http://en.kremlin.ru/events/president/news/56957
In his speech Putin revealed the existence of new Russian nuclear weapons that make it indisputably clear that Russia has vast nuclear superiority over the United States and its pathetic NATO vassal states.
In view of the Russian capabilities, it is not clear that the US any longer qualifies as a superpower.

There is little doubt in my mind that if the crazed neoconservatives and military/security complex in Washington had these weapons and Russia did not, Washington would launch an attack on Russia.
Putin, however, declared that Russia has no territorial ambitions, no hegemonic ambitions, and no intention to attack any other country. Putin described the weapons as the necessary response to the West’s firm refusal year after year to accept peace and cooperation with Russia, instead surrounding Russia with military bases and ABM systems.

Karen Live At University Of Toronto - MEN TOO: The Silent Half Of Domestic Violence Victims - Parts 1 & 2

karen straughan: Domestic violence is seen as a women’s issue by nearly all societies. Thanks to groups like CAFE and its continuing efforts, that is beginning to change for the better, particularly in terms of public awareness and the willingness of media to grudgingly accept that men can be victims and women can be perpetrators. Still, we see many of the people who influence government policy continuing to perpetuate the belief that while men can be victims, they rarely are, or that even if men are roughly half the victims, women are more affected and therefore deserve an absolute monopoly on resources. I will explore the internal and external factors involved in why abused men so rarely seek help, and why, when they do, they are more likely to be punished than assisted.