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by Le Penseur
[Due to my permanent lack of time, I have been neglecting this blog for a few months. I am now starting again with an article of Le Penseur, a sharp-tongued libertarian Austrian blogger. Original title: „Jo, die Aristos san halt seit jeher international“, published a few hours ago.]
Well, the Aristoes have always been international, and so the high princely foreign minister of Czechia, Karl („Kari“) Schwarzenberg, threatens with his resignation from the government, if Prime Minister Petr Necas does not sign the proposed „fiscal pact“ [subjecting EU member states to centralized control of their budgets]. His reason is quoted by „Die Presse“ as follows:
I will not sit in a government that will lead the Czech Republic outside the mainstream of European integration. We have a vital interest in sitting at the table and participate in major decisions that affect us strongly.
Let’s remember who was a friend Gaddafi had when he was still in power. For example Mr. Berlusconi who kissed his hand
or Mr. Sarkozy who called him a friend:
It is hard to decide what is most disgusting: the servility of those greasy guys who called the criminal Gaddafi a friend when it seemed to be politically adequate – or, when this was no longer opportune, their lack of character when they dropped him, hunted him with their air force, and left him to his murderers.
Interview of the German weekly Junge Freiheit with Manfred Kleine-Hartlage, 25th february 2011
How does Islam work?“ This question is asked Manfred Kleine-Hartlage. For the first time a social scientist dissects the deep structure of the Islamic culture.
Interviewer: Moritz Schwarz
Mr. Kleine-Hartlage, how does Islam work?
Kleine-Hartlage: It is a comprehensive system regulating all areas of life. There is no separation between religion here, politics there, law there – therefore none between Islam and Islamism, either. Islamism is not an abuse of Islam, because Islam is different from our worldview.
by Friederike Beck
Translation by Google, revised by MKH
[Friederike Beck is among Germany’s most talented journalists. Her book Das Guttenberg-Dossier (The Guttenberg File), dealing with transatlantic networks of influence, has been issued earlier in this year. She is a regular columnist of the Zeitgeist magazine, a critical magazine for heretics and free-thinkers, challenging established mainstream views.]
Far from the German media spotlight three of the most respected lawyers in France are preparing a complaint for crimes against humanity before French tribunals. They will represent the interests of the victims of the ongoing NATO bombing in Libya. Defendant: Nicolas Sarkozy.
by Skeptizissimus, october 10, 2011, translation by Google
First of all: defense is probably the most important prerequisite for the undisputed sovereignty of a country. And sovereignty in international law and state law includes the integrity of national territory and the decisions of government.
Those who have saved up some minimal residual sympathy for the Federal Republic and perhaps even secretly hope that the media are not brought into line as if by an invisible force, may, with Google’s new search algorithm, search for the term „smart defense“. Surprise! No German-language newspaper or television station reported on the results of the signing of the Brussels conference of NATO defense ministers.
Thanks to the semi-government Russian RIA-Novosti, there are fortunately a little clarification:
[This article was published on july 29, 2011 (when Gaddafi was still in power) in Korrektheiten: „Darf der Internationale Strafgerichtshof (IStGH) Gaddafi verhaften?„, Author and translator: Manfred Kleine-Hartlage]
Does no one really wonder about the fact that the International Criminal Court has issued an arrest warrant against Muammar al-Qaddafi? Is he actually allowed to do so?
This court was established by the signatories of the Rome Statute to prosecute certain crimes (genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, aggression) to punish countries whose own judiciaries are not willing or not able to prosecute such acts; thus, classically, for the prosecution of government crimes and crimes of private parties in „failed states“ with no working justice system.
The public was told that the Court will be active only for crimes on the territories of signatory states, and certainly any state is free to join such an agreement and to give its provisions domestic legal force. Equally obvious is that no state has the right unilaterally to subject another sovereign state to its jurisdiction or to authorize third parties to do so. And what is forbidden to one state is equally forbidden to many.
To prepare for an interview with Carolyn Yeager, Schattenkoenig worked out in English the following thoughts to highlight some crucial aspects of Germany’s (and, in general, the West’s) situation.
I. The German concept of Geopolitik
The term describes an outline of global political strategies centered on the German Reich and founded in the tradition of holistic views which had dominated German thinking since the Middle Ages, when the Reich (Holy Roman Empire of Germanic Nation) had formed a kind of ordering brace for nations which maintained their autonomy and national character. In the new age, a more genetic viewpoint was established, giving respect to different peoples’ characters.
Most important seems to me the rooting of German Geopolitik in a scientific and rationally gained perspective of what is given naturally. It thinks of peoples as of what they really are and what their realistic potentials are, instead of forming peoples according to some utopian ideology which is inadequate for reality. The powers victorious over Germany in 1945 were unfortunately following ideological concepts and had little respect for peoples’ natural conditions. If reality causes their utopian views to fail, the worse they make it turn out for reality which will be forced to „change“ – until all the world will wake up in a new totalitarian and globe-spanning Soviet Union with no freedom left to speak out the facts.
Translation and Introduction: Kairos
The Jews pose a determined threat to the nations and peoples of the West. I am not being extreme or anti-Semitic, when I say so.
It is interesting to see how views of the German people are revealed that would automatically be regarded as “racism” and “hate” if proposed the other way around. A commentator posted the Latin proverb “quod licet Iovi non licet bovi” (what Jupiter may do is forbidden to the ox).