Fighting terrorism is now morphing into clamping down on human migration, as far as the European Union is concerned.
France’s President Emmanuel Macron is leading the charge, claiming at a conference in Paris last week that terrorism and human trafficking are part of the same problem, requiring the deployment of a military force spread across Africa.
The melding of the two concepts provokes serious legal and moral questions.
But so desperate, it seems, is the EU to halt illegal migration into the bloc that it is moving to militarize the problem in Africa – under the guise of “fighting terrorism”.
This is tantamount to European Neo-imperialism. That is, attempting to sort out deep-seated socio-economic problems down the barrel of a gun. Not only that, but using futile heavy-handed methods to deal with problems that European powers themselves are responsible for creating.
Such an approach will only worsen humanitarian problems for millions of displaced war-torn and impoverished people. In typical arrogant imperialist fashion, the EU is not addressing root causes of the problem – its own role in shattering African societies from illegal wars and predatory economics.
The panicky reaction this week in Brussels to the formation of the new Austrian government led by populist Chancellor Sebastian Kurz shows that the other European powers are still rattled by the rise of nationalistic politics across Europe and the underlying long-term problem of migration into the EU.
Kurz’s People’s Party has formed a coalition government with the Freedom Party. Both share anti-immigration policies and are deeply critical of the EU. The new Austrian administration has been described with trepidation in the news media as the first “far-right” government in the European Union. That epithet appears to be aimed at demonizing the new Austrian authorities with the taint of “fascism”.
However, what seems to be the real concern among the pro-EU governments of Germany and France is that Austria rekindles wider fears in regard to large uncontrolled flows of refugees entering into Europe and the knock-on effect of rising anti-EU populist politics that those fears tend to fan.
Another sign of the EU’s concern over the flow of migrants into the bloc is the attempt by France, Germany and Italy to morph the issue of refugees into one of “fighting terrorism”. This is an audacious, not to say reprehensible, step of treating a humanitarian crisis with military force. But because the emotive “anti-terror” card is invoked, the intention is to mask the controversial, unethical move with a veneer of humanitarianism.
Last week, French President Emmanuel Macron hosted a summit in Paris which was billed as countering terrorism in the Sahel – the vast Northwest desert region of Africa. Macron has taken the lead earlier this year in forming what is known as the Group of Five (G5) countries straddling the Sahel region, comprising Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso, Chad and Mauritania.
The leaders of the G5 were hosted by Macron at a chateau near Paris on December 13. Also in attendance were German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Italy’s premier Paolo Gentiloni. Significant too was the attendance at the summit by the foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
In a brazen appeal for financial funding, Macron asked the Saudis and Emiratis to stump up money for the G5 military force. Both the oil-rich states responded with pledges of $100 million and $30 million, respectively. Other donors to the G5 “anti-terror operations” were the EU and the United States, each pledging $60 million. In other words, the Saudis and Emiratis are bankrolling the G5 “anti-terror” military coalition to the tune of nearly half its total budget.
The G5 comprises some 4,000 troops from the five mentioned African countries – all of them former French colonies. The French forces in the region are believed to number around the same. There are also American special forces operating, as was shown by the dramatic deadly shootout in Niger in October when four US troops were killed in an ambush.
What Macron is claiming to do is to replace the French forces with local troops from the G5. That move will save Paris millions of euro it is currently shelling out on the presence of its military in the Sahel. Knowing that these poor African countries would never be able to finance the operations, the French president is deftly involving the Saudis and Emiratis in the funding.
Macron’s proposal beggars belief. Given the record of the Gulf Arab hardline Sunni regimes in sponsoring terrorism across the Middle East, it is absurd to propose that these same regimes could support “anti-terror” operations in the Sahel.
The contradiction raises the real issue and purpose. France, Germany and Italy, on behalf of the EU, are actually using the moral and political cover of “fighting terrorism” in Africa to further their agenda of stemming the flow of migrants from the continent to Europe. And getting the Gulf Arabs to pay for it. The latter get PR value in return.
It is reckoned that the total African population will double in the next three decades to some 2.5 billion people. That presents European leaders with a formidable headache of worsening migration flows. Already in the last two years, there is estimated to have been 1.5 million refugees entering the EU, many of them from Africa. That phenomenon has, in turn, fueled anti-immigrant political parties across Europe who blame the EU political establishment for the problem. The populist backlash poses a threat to the cohesiveness of the EU. It was one of the issues that drove the British electorate to vote last year for leaving the bloc.
Rather than sniffing at “populist” politics in Austria, Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovenia, Denmark, France, Italy, Netherlands and Germany – and denigrating it as “fascist” – European leaders need to question their own responsibility. It is understandable that European communities can feel unnerved by the sudden influx of foreigners into their country. Given the relentless socio-economic austerity imposed on communities by Neo-Liberal capitalist governments, the anxieties over scarce public resources are accentuated, and understandable.
Moreover, the European members of the US-led NATO military alliance bear direct responsibility for opening the migration floodgates when they destroyed the state of Libya in an illegal war for regime change in 2011. France, Italy, Britain and Germany, among others, were complicit in that criminal war.
France too went on an illegal military expedition in Mali in 2013 to “defeat terrorism” – and its forces remain in that country today.
The real reason for that French intervention may likely have been securing uranium ore mines in Mali and Niger.
All those illegal military interventions by the Europeans in Northwest Africa unleashed militants, migration and human trafficking on a massive scale.
A report last week by Amnesty International also openly condemned European governments for colluding with human traffickers in Libya by forcibly sending would-be migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean back into the clutches of the traffickers on land.
Europe is so desperate to stem the flow of migrants because it is destabilizing the internal politics of the EU. So desperate is Europe that it is willing to force refugees back into the human trafficking networks to a fate of slavery in order to impede the flow into Europe.
Macron’s military “solution” for the Sahel is part of the same futile problem-solving. The French president, with the support of Germany, Italy and the rest of the EU, is using military force to combat “terrorism and human trafficking” which he equates as the same.
Furthermore, Macron and the EU are trying to do it on the cheap, by getting the Saudis and Emiratis to pay a large part of the budget.
This militarist policy is nothing short of a Neo-imperialist agenda in Europe, which can only make matters much, much worse.
European powers, as with the Americans, must stop interfering militarily in the affairs of Africa.
What is needed is a radical new economic and political model of massive public investment in Africa and Europe. The money is there, from the trillions of dollars that European corporations have stashed away in global tax havens. In short, what is required is a repudiation of neoliberal capitalism and the militarism that goes with it.
But there can be no solution under the current political leadership in Europe, as epitomized by French President Emmanuel Macron. Under the cynical guise of being a “liberal progressive”, he is offering the same old destructive policies that end up digging ever deeper holes for societies and the wider world.
So much for his recent corny slogan copying Trump, “Make the Planet Great Again”.
The false solution of dealing with European migration as a military problem of “terrorism” and “human traffickers” only lets the real perpetrators of the problems off the hook. France and the other European NATO powers have created their own problems from illegal wars and predatory economic policies. Now they want to “solve” those problems by adding more of the same problems. Make the Planet Groan Again.
Margaret Sanger, Planned Parenthood & The racists Democrats Part #3
How can a party so entrenched in political correctness and against racism openly support Planned Parenthood founded by a raging racist?
Quotes of Margaret Sanger:
“The most merciful thing that a family does to one of it’s infant members is to kill it.”
“A free race cannot be born to slave mothers.”
“The most successful approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. We don’t want the word to get out that we want to exterminate the Negro population.”
“Birth control must lead ultimately to a cleaner race.” Remember when Joe Biden referred to Barack Obama as clean and articulate?
“….such a plan (The Negro Project) would reduce the birth rate among the diseased, the sickly, the poverty stricken and anti-social classes, elements unable to provide for themselves, and a burden of which we are all forced to carry.”
Sanger felt the Negro was genetically inferior. Sanger charmed the Black community’s most distinguished leaders into accepting her plan, which was designed to their own detriment. “Ironically abortion has done what the Klan could only dream of. Roughly 1/4 of the Black population is now missing.” Alveda King, niece to the Rev. Dr. martin Luther King. Almost 80% of all Planned Parenthood clinics are in minority neighborhoods. The most dangerous place for an African-American is in the womb.
This is the playbook of the Democrats, get the Black population to back something that is design to their detriment. Blacks have been so indoctrinated that they cannot see this. The left plays the emotional game of racism and stoking the flames of a race war to keep the black vote firmly in it’s pocket. Margaret Sanger persuaded the black community to feel good about killing it’s own future.
“I admire Margaret Sanger enormously….I am really in awe of her.” said, Hillary Clinton. Clinton was also a firm supporter and fan of the late Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia, former Ku Klux Klan recruiter. How does the left get away with blaming everyone for every form of racism in our history then openly embrace known racists in public and no one bats an eye? Margaret Sanger was an advocate of Eugenics of building a pure race and that made her a favorite of the Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan. She gave many speeches to these groups on her philosophy and theory of a clean race. Planned Parenthood still bares the name of it’s racist founder and lauded by Blacks all over. They are running around in their pink pussy hats giving life to an organization that was made to bring death to their own people.
Please research Margaret Sanger and The Negro project.
By Michael Ameer
The bone chilling fear of a Trump rally.
Why is the left so petrified of Trump rallies?
In poker there is a thing called a tell. This is where your body language gives away your cards. The Democrats biggest tell is relentlessly trying to stop a Trump rally at all costs. One thing I have learned about the left is they will try to stop anything they are fearful of. They do it out in the open. This is their tell. They have vigorously tried to shutdown Trump on Twitter and social media. Trump has 186 million followers on combined social media. He is very powerful. He has almost half the population of America on his social media with whom he can directly communicate without the faulty corrupt filter of the media. They hate not being able to shape that messaging. The media lies, then Trump can refute instantaneously to his massive following. A reporter asked Trump since he is complaining about conservative censorship on social media like twitter, has he ever thought of deleting his account? Trump said yes of course he has. Paraphrasing Trump, if I had an honest news media I wouldn’t need social media! BOOM!
The rallies are also direct contact with the people, 25% of which are registered Democrats. This is another sore spot for the left. Democrats are walking away from the party in record numbers. The Dems have adopted identity politics which makes it almost impossible to keep middle American White working class voters. So now the chase is on for illegals to fill that voter loss. They are also hurting in losing the Black vote and voter apathy of those loyal Black supporters sitting at home on election day. A new Rasmussen poll had Trump Black approval at 41%. If he gets anywhere near that in Black voter support in the election the Democrats are done. Many Democrats voted for Trump. This is a fact the media steers clear of. But please, please let me remind you. 200 counties in America that voted twice for Barack Obama hopped on the Trump Train in 2016! This is another self inflicted wound by the Democrats. Whites who’ve voted twice to support the first Black President resent being called racist on a daily basis by the radical and mainstream left. Their policies aren’t working and they are alienating many of their core supporters. The media will cover for them and say everything is peachy keen and Trump is a monster, when in reality the Trump support is higher than Ronald Reagan among Republicans and nothing demonstrates that fact more than a good ole fashioned Trump #MAGA Rally!
Trump even had a massive crowd in the liberal state, my home state of New Jersey. Routinely there are tens of thousands of people outside of a Trump rally. There are more people outside of a Trump rally than inside of a Biden rally. Let that sink in. Trump can pull this massive crowd anywhere he goes in America dispelling the lie that he is widely unpopular. No politician in history has had Trumps consistently huge rally turn out numbers. Not even Barack Obama. This New Jersey rally was sparked by congressman Jeff van Drew who had become so disenchanted with the Democrat party threatening him that he must vote for impeachment of the president on their flimsy charges or he would be attacked and ostracized from his own party. Jeff van Drew defected and is now a proud Republican and Trump astutely rewarded the new GOP member with a massive rally in his home district that was very well received.
In politics visuals and messaging are paramount. The left does not want to juxtapose the Biden event with roughly 20 people in social distancing circles against a mega #MAGA rally from Team Trump! What is Biden’s resonating message? He has none or it could be…..C’mon man! Hillary Clinton also had no real cohesive messaging. Sooner or later they will realize you need more than I hate Trump to be your message. America wants to know what you are for not just what you are against. Trump promised to make America Great Again which in his goals made sense to middle America and Americans in general. Securing our borders, bringing manufacturing jobs back, renegotiating trade deals which sent all of our manufacturing jobs overseas, getting rid of sanctuary cities that are protecting illegal alien criminals, law and order and building a sustainably strong economy and energy independence. These are tried and true very simple policies which your average American can get behind. Most importantly he has delivered on 99% of those goals. Which aside from the skewed methodology on polling does not bode well for the stumbling bumbling Biden gaffe machine campaign.
If you have ever been in entertainment you know the best time to sell to supporters is at a live event. Trump knows this also. Many fence sitters have went to a Trump rally and saw first hand it’s not the Klan get together the media portrays it to be. I get 15 to 20 emails daily from all various aspects of the Trump campaign. They are very astute with their social media campaign, while Joe Biden has trouble making a video in his basement with written notes and grade school direction. A new Zogby Poll reported 55% of likely American voters think Joe Biden is in cognitive decline. Now with numbers like this how can you really think that Biden is a serious candidate.
Let’s look back at former President Richard Nixon. He has been vilified and taken out of the history books for getting impeached, but for historical context let’s look at some aspects of his election and presidency. After the great riots of 1968 a Republican garnered 32 states in his election. After left wing chaos and riots the country will turn to GOP law and order. Nixon’s re-election he won 49 states and he was in close consultation with Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. When MLK was arrested in one of his marches he called Nixon. Nixon was hesitant to get involved in the hot racially charged events and did not quickly get back in touch with Dr. King. The Kennedy campaign seized the political opportunity and that gesture of goodwill to Dr. King swung many Blacks to the Democrat party. So many are thinking the chaos and riots will be blamed on Trump while just the opposite will happen.
The Trump Tulsa rally will be the biggest one yet and that is saying something for the campaign which regularly packs arenas nationwide. The Democrats will futilely try to smear and stop it in anyway possible but the juggernaut will powerfully move forward.
By Michael Ameer
This is AMERICA, or is it?
The dumbing down of America is contagious.
Our iconic featured photo by Sara Bloom of the Philly riots hits close to home. As in my photo here with my Philadelphia Phillies legendary baseball cap. It is heart wrenching to see your city delve into chaos. I was born and raised in Camden, New Jersey right over the bridge from The City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia. Home of the Philly Cheese Steak, the legendary crooners Boyz II Men and arguably the biggest comet in Hollywood, Will Smith. The warm nickname the city goes by and the Iconic Rocky movie shot there is now a far cry from the economic blight and despair that has engulfed the region.
Camden is one of the poorest and worst cities to live, in America. The hustling and bustling metropolis of Philadelphia, our neighbor, has some of the toughest gritty streets of anywhere in the United States of America. This is the backdrop of a proud people that are the leading candidates for the dumbing down of America. We have extreme poverty. We have have high crime and many times per capita The Murder Capital U.S.A. Our education system is miserable. Children all across the USA cannot read at proficient levels. Our children cannot do math at proficient levels. The system is rotten from the head on down from the liberal Democrat policies and the focus on the teachers union and not teaching our children.
America used to be at the top of the worldwide list in education. Now we are at the middle to bottom. This did not happen by accident. The liberal takeover of the school system and all of academia has lead to a brain drain in our once intellectually dominating country. Our educators concentrate more on building social justice warriors. Johnny can’t read or write be knows America is inherently racist and should be torn down. Our statues and history is being torn down so it can be rewritten by a bunch of loser liberal college professors that don’t mind lying to you and telling kids there aren’t two genders but however many you can think of.
Conservatives cannot speak at liberal universities which is now almost all of them, without the student body burning down the campus. We used to think steel sharpens steel. Let’s trade thoughts and ideas and rigorously debate issues and we will be all the better. Not in this day and age. Our kids have been brainwashed into thinking any opposite opinion or dissent from left wing ideology should be stifled and crushed.
This brings us to today’s riots! Let’s not solve our problems with robust dialogue and ideas, we will burn down the city to get our way. This is the regressive mind-state that has been nurtured in our society that is now more than ever manifesting itself in violent intolerance. Black Lives Matter, ANTIFA and many other activist groups are blending right in with this dumbing down of society and feeding them hatred and intolerance. The millions of dollars donated to these liberal organizations are then funneled to Democrats. You will never see Democrats openly renounce the violence and savagery of ANTIFA or their other ideological brothers and sisters that will attain their goals by any means necessary.
Project Veritas has put many of our media giants on blast with undercover sting videos. This reminds me of back-in-the-day when we used to have real investigative journalism. Now the real journalist that are at work for the information and good of the people are being targeted. Now the truth tellers are being vilified. Any conservative media point of view is being attacked. Many conservative media outlets have actually been giving facts and information to the public but now that is not how journalism works. You have to bow to the mob at all costs or be fired, chastised, mocked, belittled and denigrated. I have had most of that happen to me but I stand firm in my beliefs and no man is before GOD that will lead me astray into this mental and physical bullying that’s tearing up any fabric of decency that has been thinly holding together a great country.
We have many being lead astray of a BLM movement that has a George Soros, Democrat platform and not a Black platform. They are taking 15 million of their ill-gotten dollars and donated for summer jobs for illegal aliens. Why would an organization called BLACK Lives Matter donate for illegals instead of the millions of BLACKS that are in need. Because they do not give a damn about Black people only Black votes. Illegal is the new Black. They are also giving to many LGBTQ organizations and initiatives. Blacks and brainless white liberals are being used to push a political agenda and they have no idea what evil they are blissfully, ignorantly supporting. Do we want a violent overthrowing of our government and worldwide governments? Let us educate ourselves and the young and not be complicit in this dumbing down of America.
By Michael Ameer