Some vital statistics


Monaco on the left has an area of 4 km². Gaza, shown below, has a land area is 365 km². Both have a Mediterranean sea front. Gaza apparently has an area similar to that of Greater Detroit, which has a population of 4.3 million. Gaza has a population of around 2 million. Monaco is where the rich and famous seem to congregate. Detroit produces cars and is known for its music.

Gaza does not produce a thing other than terrorists who have but one ambition, to kill Jews.

So the question is why does the left, along with our ABC, support Hamas’ ambitions to invade and kill Israelis? Why doesn’t Gaza make an effort to be just like Monaco, or if not Monaco, perhaps Detroit? More pertinent to us, why doesn’t the ABC grow up? On this last question, see Janet Albrechtsen and Sharri Markson, both via Andrew Bolt.

France in lockdown

Paris attacks: many killed in shootings and Stade de France explosions.

The President has closed the borders amid chaos after six shooting attacks, two suicide bombings and 100 people taken hostage in a theatre.

Along with this in The Oz which was written before any of this unfolded: Police chiefs step up protection for terror target officers. The article begins:

Police officers have emerged as the target of choice for Islamic State jihadists in the West, prompting the nation’s top police chiefs to take unprecedented steps to protect their officers from the threat of terrorism.

The Weekend Australian understands much of the chatter being detected now by authorities in relation to potential attacks has focused heavily on police.

Australia’s top three police chiefs — Australian Federal Police commissioner Andrew Colvin, acting NSW police commissioner Nick Kaldas and Victoria Police commissioner Graham Ashton — have told The Weekend Australian their officers are in the crosshairs of radicals ­inspired by Islamic State.

Live coverage France News
Live coverage SkyNews

And also in the news today – terrorists have blown up another plane mid-flight

You cannot say that it has not been reported, but on the other hand, it is hardly in the news. Pan Am Flight 103 and Lockerbie remain bywords to this day of an indifference to human life and a terrorist atrocity that can never be forgiven. Why then is Kogalymavia’s flight 9268 not front-page news? Why is this not controversial enough for it to be carried by every newspaper in every country: BRITISH extremists were behind the bombing of a Russian jet over Egypt, intelligence experts believe. Oh yes, Islamic terrorists blew up the plane coming out of Egypt. Is this really now just so ho hum?

They were overheard celebrating moments after the explosion that blew the plane apart, killing all 224 on board.

The jihadis were heard talking in Birmingham and London accents by spies at GCHQ in Cheltenham.

Trained in Syria and with an electronics background, it is believed they may have had a hand in building the bomb.

The success of the attack could inspire them to target British airports next, a former Special Branch officer warned last night.

GCHQ, the Government’s secret listening centre, picked up “chatter” from extremist groups in Egypt immediately after the Russian plane came down.

The regional accents suggest “a definite and strong link” between British extremists and the attack, according to intelligence sources.

Is it because the international economy would collapse if too many people stopped flying? Is it because those who write the papers don’t want to suggest there are certain ideological dangers that are stalking us ever more closely? I am getting used to the idea that newspapers no longer actually carry news that are contrary to the media narrative, this bombing being in every way identical to the invasion of Europe about which there is hardly a story to be found. But with these I at least know certain things that cannot be totally suppressed although they are downplayed to an extreme extent. What I don’t know is what is not reported at all. Does anyone know the term “memory hole” or has that gone down the memory hole as well?

Trump was worried about terrorists a year before 911

The article is titled, Over A Year Before 9/11, Trump Wrote Of Terror Threat With Remarkable Clarity This is from his 2000 book, The America We Deserve, that is, a book written while Bill Clinton was still president. This is part of what he wrote then:

“I may be making waves, but that’s all right,” wrote Trump. “Making waves is usually what you need to do to rock the boat, and our national-security boat definitely needs rocking.

Let’s point fingers. The biggest threat to our security is ourselves, because we’ve become arrogant. Dangerously arrogant. It’s time for a realistic view of the world and our place in it. Do we truly understand the threats we face? And let me give a warning: You won’t hear a lot of what follows from candidates in this campaign, because what I’ve got to say is definitely not happy talk.

There are forces to be worried about, people and programs to take action against. Now.”

“We face a different problem when we talk about the individual fanatics who want to harm us,” The Donald continued, discussing the threat from individual terrorist organizations that despised American culture.

Trump said such people were determined to attack us.

“We can kid ourselves all we want by mocking their references to the Great Satan, but also keep in mind that there is no greater destiny for many people than to deal the Great Satan a major kick in the teeth,” he wrote, adding they despised the U.S. support for Israel.

“Our teenage boys fantasize about Cindy Crawford; young terrorists fantasize about turning an American city (and themselves) into charcoal,” Trump wrote.

Other than not being old school tie, just exactly what is wrong with him as President? I guess the way things are heading, we are going to find out in real time.

The Zaki Chronicles

These are the six posts I have put up since Monday when Zaki Mullah appeared on Q&A. It follows my own reaction to the ABC using a jihadist against a government minister, basically siding with the jihadists against a government that is trying to deal with a terrorist threat to this country. But it also follows a second trail, which is the refusal of some elements within the government, who do not wish to see the ABC made to live up to its charter of evenhandedness. If you cannot even get Liberal Members of Parliament angry with the ABC siding with the terrorists against the elected government of this country, then we are at a strange place indeed. It’s one thing to be on the left. It is quite another to have one’s views so distorted that they prefer to take the side of a convicted terrorist against a government that is trying to deal with the terrorists who are already in our midst.

Q&A has made Abbott’s anti-terrorist laws a certainty

The question really is just how depraved is the ABC?

“Heads should roll”

What an insufferable hypocrite

The only issue is the indelible green-left bias of the ABC

Where’s the outrage?

And what is particularly disturbing, as the last of these posts show, is that there are members of the right-side party that see personal advantage in maintaining the status quo at the ABC.

Q&A has made Abbott’s anti-terrorist laws a certainty

The full video of the exchange of views with Zaki Mulla is here. Graeme Morris is also very good, and puts the political problem in its proper perspective. The Twitter Feed is also worth noting.

Possibly the most amazing Q&A ever. I walked out and came back in at the end just in time to see Tony Jones go to an audience member who is a former convicted terrorist who escaped a larger punishment on a technicality. It has to be seen to be believed, but until I have the video and transcript, will have to do with the Catallaxy comments thread. This lad, in cahoots with the ABC, has established every point the PM has been trying to make about dealing with terrorists. Slightly edited. You can go to the actual thread to see the full transcript. Steve Ciobo by the way was outstanding.

Menai Pete
#1717090, posted on June 22, 2015 at 10:31 pm (Edit)
The Lib looks him in the eye and sticks it to the terrorist. That made the whole night worthwhile.

calli
#1717091, posted on June 22, 2015 at 10:31 pm (Edit)
Well…now we know who the ABC supports. Time to shut up shop guys.

cohenite
#1717093, posted on June 22, 2015 at 10:32 pm (Edit)
Fuck me dead.

Splatacrobat
#1717094, posted on June 22, 2015 at 10:32 pm (Edit)
FMD this is sick.

Rohan
#1717095, posted on June 22, 2015 at 10:32 pm (Edit)
Wow, fuck off terrorist swampie. This episode is weird.

Habib
#1717096, posted on June 22, 2015 at 10:33 pm (Edit)
IT, even the scriptwriters from “Home and Away” couldn’t produce dialogue to match this after a three day ether and golddtop binge. The audience even are a little confused, Divine is even a bit weird for the Sandalnistas.

Econocrat
#1717097, posted on June 22, 2015 at 10:34 pm (Edit)
Steve Chobo should take his microphone off and walk off.

Menai Pete
#1717099, posted on June 22, 2015 at 10:34 pm (Edit)
Claims to be a victim of fashion crime – had to wear an orange jumpsuit for two years before he got out on a technicality

Andrew
#1717100, posted on June 22, 2015 at 10:34 pm (Edit)
If Liberal MPs do not boycott Qanda after tonight, then they deserve everything coming to them.

Carpe Jugulum
#1717101, posted on June 22, 2015 at 10:34 pm (Edit)
Can someone tell him, he made threats to kill. he made threats to commit a terrorist act and now he is bitching.

Baldrick
#1717106, posted on June 22, 2015 at 10:37 pm (Edit)
Just digs his own grave.

calli
#1717109, posted on June 22, 2015 at 10:38 pm (Edit)
That should be the last Q & A ever. Utterly disgusting.

Turtle of WA
#1717111, posted on June 22, 2015 at 10:38 pm (Edit)
That one backfired on the ABC.

Carpe Jugulum
#1717112, posted on June 22, 2015 at 10:38 pm (Edit)
I will give the lone conservative some cudos, that was a tough gig.

Rohan
#1717113, posted on June 22, 2015 at 10:38 pm (Edit)
Oh my god I was right!

Splatacrobat
#1717114, posted on June 22, 2015 at 10:38 pm (Edit)
Fmd what a disgusting show.

Menai Pete
#1717115, posted on June 22, 2015 at 10:39 pm (Edit)
Just digs his own grave.
And Steve Ciobo shovelled dirt on top of while Snowcone was left speechless

Baldrick
#1717116, posted on June 22, 2015 at 10:39 pm (Edit)
Disgusting Their ABC swampfilth Islamic apologist shyte.

C.L.
#1717119, posted on June 22, 2015 at 10:40 pm (Edit)
Ciobo’s performance on all fronts was utterly superb.
He made Fitzgibbon look like a schoolboy and he destroyed the bearded turd in the cap.

notafan
#1717121, posted on June 22, 2015 at 10:40 pm (Edit)
Did the convicted terrorist have a name?

Menai Pete
#1717122, posted on June 22, 2015 at 10:41 pm (Edit)
I did not think it was possible tonight but Q and A just got even worse

Habib
#1717126, posted on June 22, 2015 at 10:42 pm (Edit)
They’ve got a tweet per minute count running now, FFS. FMD, sandgoblin reckons the government is recruiting for ISIS, even Snowcone for once stunned into surly silence; the anticipated ambush sort of went off in his face, his usual smug exit subdued like he’d been sprayed with a shitmist.

C.L.
#1717127, posted on June 22, 2015 at 10:42 pm (Edit)
Strike while the iron is hot …
The Attorney-General should launch an immediate investigation into the ABC and its apparent collusion with a man convicted of threatening to kill Commonwealth employees.
Now’s when you attack the ABC with all guns blazing.

Rorschach
#1717132, posted on June 22, 2015 at 10:44 pm (Edit)
That psycho – he was there as a set-up gotcha. Backfired badly on Tony.

min
#1717135, posted on June 22, 2015 at 10:45 pm (Edit)
Tony Jones left speechless caught out by threat made on Q&A by a fighter who had been in Syria.
I hope he goes back to a power out he has no idea how energy is supplied.

C.L.
#1717136, posted on June 22, 2015 at 10:45 pm (Edit)
For the record, Fitzgibbon refused to support Ciobo in saying he’d be happy for the be-capped shitball to be thrown out of the country.

Pecker
#1717139, posted on June 22, 2015 at 10:47 pm (Edit)
Turnbull…suggest you have good look at Q&A tonight and make the right call on the ABC..you know you want to do it so go ahead. We love this country and deserve it to be protected frm these media terrorists.

Turtle of WA
#1717140, posted on June 22, 2015 at 10:47 pm (Edit)
Massive backfire. Sucked in snowcone.

C.L.
#1717141, posted on June 22, 2015 at 10:47 pm (Edit)
We should be grateful to the be-capped shitball for one thing, however. He spoke the truth when he said Muslims angry with the government want to sate their fury by killing people. On the record and confirmed. Thanks, Q&A.

Splatacrobat
#1717143, posted on June 22, 2015 at 10:48 pm (Edit)
The ABC would have had to search that fellow out just to get him to unload on ciobo. Epic Dorothy fixed fail as Snowcone interrupts his rant. Instead of saying I’ll take that as a comment, he should have said l’ll take that as a death threat.

C.L.
#1717151, posted on June 22, 2015 at 10:51 pm (Edit)
That’s right, JC.
Even I stayed on after a channel-flip.
Bear in mind that this bloke was convicted of threatening to kill Commonwealth officials.
He again threatened people live to air on television.
IMO, he should be arrested, charged again and expelled from Australia.

Shelley
#1717166, posted on June 22, 2015 at 11:01 pm (Edit)
FFS. Just saw that BS on Q and A. Parallel universe. The frigging audience clapped the little shit.

Infidel Tiger
#1717167, posted on June 22, 2015 at 11:01 pm (Edit)
IMO, he should be arrested, charged again and expelled from Australia.
It sounds like it was an obvious set up by the ABC to embarrass the government.
Jones and the management should be charged with aiding and abetting terrorism.

The Management of Savagery

A quite fascinating and eye-opening article in the paper this morning by Jennifer Oriel. Her title is, You can’t be a jihadist and a good citizen, but it was this that I had not heard before:

The recent revelation that Islamic State rose to power using a jihadist playbook has offered the world a blueprint of their battle plan. Written by Abu Bakr Naji (nom de guerre of former al-Qa’ida official Mohammad Hasan Khalil al-Hakim), The Management of Savagery exposes jihadism as the centrepiece of militant Islamist plans to destroy freedom from within legitimate nation states. It is a game changer for the Western approach to terrorism.

A revelation indeed. Why had I never heard of it? There really is such a book, with the full title, The Management of Savagery: The Most Critical Stage Through Which the Umma Will Pass. Oriel also writes that “the three-stage strategy of jihad mirrors the method Bolsheviks used to establish the world’s first totalitarian state, and Naji duly acknowledges communists as an inspiration for his masterplan.” In reality, this is a much older battle plan. Any pretence that this is a strategy picked up from communist practice of the last century is just one more bit of subterfuge among so many.

What you are looking at today is a re-run of the virtually unknown Mughal invasion of India, or at least unknown to us, who should do more to find out what we are dealing with. I knew nothing of it until I came across the story reading through Will and Ariel Durant’s eleven volumes on the history of civilisation (highly recommended, by the way). They begin with these words, from which they go on to show in complete detail just how sound their judgment is:

The Mohammedan Conquest of India is probably the bloodiest story in history. It is a discouraging tale, for its evident moral is that civilization is a precarious thing, whose delicate complex of order and liberty, culture and peace may at any time be overthrown by barbarians invading from without or multiplying within. [My bolding]

It is a story being repeated in the midst of our own Western civilisation. It is being exactly repeated everywhere the Islamic State manages to find its way to power. I am not interested in debating theological issues. But I am very interested in protecting our way of life from marauders who undertake their invasions under a strategy that has been their way for more than a thousand years. If you read first Will and Ariel Durant and then turn to our newspapers of today, on those all too rare occasions when someone prints what is really happening, you will see everything that took place a thousand years ago taking place again, right now. Which is why this is important news from today:

The Islamic State has spread its tentacles beyond the borders of Syria and Iraq and has become a global terror movement whose ultimate aim was “universal dominion”.

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has opened a regional summit on terrorism with an urgent warning on the long term ambitions of the Islamic State, also known as ISIL, or Da’ish.

Addressing a room full of ministers and delegates from around the region, Mr Abbott said ISIL’s reach now extended well beyond the Syrian-Iraq conflict.

ISIL, Mr Abbott said, now had outposts in Libya, Afghanistan and the Horn of Africa, and was seeking to expand its violent ideology into South Asia and beyond.

“We have all seen on our screen the beheadings, the crucifixion, the mass executions and the sexual slavery that the Da’ish death cult has inflicted mostly on Muslims in the Middle East,” Mr Abbott said.

“That is what the death cult has in store for everyone if it has its way.”

Mr Abbott offered an implicit challenge to the view that ISIL’s success in Syria and its annexation of much of northern Iraq, rode on the back of long standing sectarian grievance between Sunni and Shia Muslims.

He said ISIL’s barbarity went beyond any “local grievance”.

“This is terrorism with global ambitions,” Mr Abbott said. “Da’ish is coming, if it can, for every person and for every government with a simple message: submit or die.”

The Prime Minister said IS’s declaration of a Caliphate last year was a “brazen claim to universal dominion”.

“You can’t negotiate with an entity like this, you can only fight it,” he said.

And for those who think we have damaged our relationship with Indonesia, there is this they need to dwell on along with so much else:

Indonesia has thanked Australia for hosting the summit and stressed the importance of nations working together to stop extremism, Brendan Nicholson writes.

“Indonesia views the Summit as an important event in our regional effort to combat terrorism and extremism,” a government spokesman told The Australian.

“We appreciate Australia’s initiative to host and bring together representatives of the region to better coordinate our efforts to counterterrorism, extremism and blunt extremists’ propaganda.”

This is really no longer an area for partisan difference. On this there needs to be the same sense of unity and purpose across the nation as there is between us and the Indonesians.