Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Joe Biden: a nasty, corrupt fellow

From William Engdahl:

US Vice President Joe Biden plays a very special role in the darker foreign policies of the Obama Administration, one that is virtually overlooked as he is such a faceless personality. It seems that everywhere Washington plans to ignite a war, Obama sends Joe to get things started. He is worth a closer look, given his most recent visit in Ankara and what he said there.

On January 24, Joe Biden came to Ankara for intensive meetings with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Prime Minister Davutoğlu. What was significant about the talks, as has so far been made public, is the astonishing fact that Biden, representing the Government of the United States, claiming it is engaged in a war to defeat ISIS, the so-called Islamic State or in Arabic, DAESH, did not once discuss with Turkish leaders the negotiation on a political resolution in Syria, according to an unnamed US official present.

Instead, Washington endorsed Erdoğan’s ongoing ethnic cleansing, thinly veiled as a war against terrorist PKK, against the Turkish Kurd population and their Syrian Kurd allies. Moreover, Biden, standing beside the Turkish leaders, announced that if the diplomatic Geneva talks this week on Syria failed, military action in Syria will follow: “We do know that it would be better if we can reach a political solution but we are prepared—we are prepared if that’s not possible—to have a military solution to this operation in taking out Daesh.”

Moreover, he indicated that Washington would not pressure Turkey to stop its military troop placement inside Iraq near the rich oilfields of Mosul, presently held by DAESH, leaving it as a matter between the governments of Iraq and Turkey, meaning de facto US endorsement of Turkey’s illegal invasion of Iraq. In fact, Biden discussed US military support, unspecified, for a Turkish military move to take the oilfields of Mosul. Further, the US Vice President apparently said not a word about the continuing illegal smuggling of Iraqi and Syrian oil by ISIS into Turkey where Erdoğan’s son ships it to world markets, financing the ISIS terror inside Syria Biden claims to oppose.

Read the whole article here

Sunday, February 7, 2016

"Let his name and memory be obliterated"

While Francis was toadying at the synagogue a few weeks back this was going on in the Holy Land....

If you feel like getting really depressed, read the comments at the article posted (above) by Southern Orders, especially those by a priest named Father Kavanaugh.  They illustrate quite clearly the near total religious ignorance of so many in the priesthood today.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Francis and Kirill to meet

I only wish it were someone other than Francis representing Catholicism at this undoubtedly historic meeting.  But maybe God can bring good out of this, writing straight with the crooked lines of our current Pope.

Either way, the meeting is certainly unprecedented.

The head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill, is to meet his Roman Catholic counterpart, Pope Francis, during a historic visit to Latin America. The groundbreaking meeting is to happen in mid-February in Cuba.
The meeting between heads the two major Christian churches would be an unprecedented move to mend a millennium-long rift between the Western and Eastern branches of the religion, which started with the Great Schism of 1054.
Persecution of Christians in the modern world is the main issue for the two leaders to discuss, the Russian Orthodox Church said. Christians are among the minorities suffering at the hands of groups adhering to radical Islamist ideology in places like Iraq, Syria and Somalia

Read the whole article here.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Roberto de Mattei comments on Italy's Family Day

[Forgive the usual wretched google translation, Ed. The Eye Witness.]

(by Roberto de Mattei on ) The Family Day of January 30, has brought to light the existence of another Italian, very different from the relativist and pornomane submitted to us by the media as the only real. Italy Family Day is that portion of the people, wider than you might imagine, it has remained true, or has regained in recent years, those that Benedict XVI has called " non-negotiable values ​​": life, family, the education of children, in the belief that only on these pillars can be based a well-ordered society.
Italy Family Day stands as antithetical to Italy Cirinnà the law , which takes its name from the bill introduced by Senator Monica Cirinnà, to introduce same-sex marriage and adoption in our country. Italy Family Day is not only Italy that defends the family institution, it is also an Italy that is opposed to the enemies of the family, beginning with the group of activists who, behind the screen of Cirinnà law, wants to impose the country an ideology and a practical pan-sexualist.
This minority is supported by the European Union, the marx-Enlightenment lobby and the various levels of Freemasonry and able , but unfortunately enjoys the sympathy and goodwill of some of the bishops and Catholic movements. In this sense Italy Family Day is not that of Msgr. Nunzio Galantino, secretary of the Italian Episcopal Conference, nor is that of associations like Communion and Liberation, the Agesci, the Focolare Movement, the Renewal of the Spirit, that January 30 did not attend the Circus Maximus.
Mons, Galantino has tried in every way to prevent the event , then unable to stop the mobilization, he wanted to impose on it a different goal: that, as noted by Riccardo Cascioli on New Compass Daily on February 1, " get to a law on civil unions that keep them distinct from the family based on marriage between man and woman and that avoids the adoption. In other words, the CEI want DICO against whom he had fought eight years ago " . The first Family Day, in 2007, was in fact promoted by the Italian bishops against the legalization of civil unions (SAY), rightly presented as an open door to the pseudo-sex marriage. Today we hear tell that we should accept civil unions, precisely to avoid the so-called gay marriage.
He tells, among others, in an interview, Msgr. Marcello Semeraro, bishop of Albano: " In principle, I have no objection to the fact that under the public profile will give legal substance to these unions. It seems to me that the reaction relates to the issue of generativity, adoptions, not the public recognition of the unions. The important thing is that they are not assimilated to the reality of marriage " . And, for the avoidance of doubt, he adds: " A law on civil unions can certainly do" ( Corriere della Sera, January 31).
The position is clear: no homosexual adoption, yes to the legalization of homosexual unions, provided they are not formally defined marriage. If from Cirinnà bill some elements were removed which equate all over the civil marriage to same-sex unions, then a Catholic could consent to it. Msgr. Semeraro is considered, as Msgr. Galatino, a confidant of Pope Francis.
So the question naturally arises: what is the position of the Pope about it? Antonio Socci, on Libero of January 31, notes that it was " evident absence and palpable coolness " of Pope Francis, who has not even sent a I salute to Family day and did I mention it either in hearing speech on Saturday morning, in the reflection or the next day. How to judge this silence, when the Government and the Italian Parliament are preparing to inflict a moral wound to our country?

Read the whole article here.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

The Plan for Poland and all Europeans: Guests in their own country

(Although the article does not mention Mr Soros and his ilk informed readers know the names of the billionaire plutocrats pushing the destruction of Europe. Editor, The Eye-Witness)

The upcoming GOP primary donnybrook between the establishment right and the antiestablishment right has had a foreshadowing in Polish politics over the past dozen years in the war between Poland’s two dominant parties, both conservative. If you want to know what a Trump presidency might be like, the bumptious populist conservative government elected in Poland three months ago offers some clues.
In the U.S. before the rise of Trump, the emerging schisms on the right—globalism versus nationalism, elitism versus populism, diversity versus solidarity—were mostly papered over by Republicans for the sake of putting up a united front against Democrats. But Poland’s recent history is revealing because the left is so discredited there (in last October’s parliamentary elections, the top five parties, which won 83 percent of the vote, were all more or less on the right) that the tensions among 21st-century conservatives already dominate national debate. This was exemplified by the Polish rightist parties’ clashing over how to respond to German chancellor Angela Merkel’s diktat to invite a million-Muslim mob into Europe, which wound up with a single party winning an absolute majority in parliament for the first time in the history of modern free Poland.
Polish politics tend to baffle Anglophones because the spelling of the leaders’ names is so eye glazing. Moreover, to a slightly lesser extent than Hungarian, Polish is a language little known by outsiders, so it’s hard for Anglophones to get an unbiased sense of what’s going on politically in Poland or Hungary. Most of the opinions we hear out of Poland and Hungary come from English-speaking cosmopolites who find the populist policies backed by the majorities deplorable. (Of course, another perspective is that separate languages are a good reason for having separate countries.)
Read the rest of the article here

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Real Ecumenism

In times of terrible turmoil, as in Syria today, sometimes genuine examples of ecumenism can be found.

From the website of the Syrian Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch:



This type of genuine mutual respect for two groups of Christians leads us to believe that past evils and misunderstandings can be overcome, and are far superior to fruitless attempts to become close to protestants who reject sacred dogmas outright, and other groups who could care less about them.  Let us just say that despite crucial differences, some of them dogmatic in nature, Catholics and Orthodox are a lot closer to each other than they would be to other religions which reject even the essential truth of who Jesus Christ is

When Catholics and Orthodox,who should never have been separated, join together in these types of initiatives, then there is still hope.

Monday, February 1, 2016

A History Lesson for Russia Today

Russia Today, or RT, is a site I visit nearly every day for the very simple reason that they are not part of the establishment media and are unafraid to point to stories that our media/government complex don't want you to know.  Of course, they are going to do everything they can to give the world Russia's side of the story when it comes to world events.  Since no other "respectable" news agency will give Russia the courtesy of fair reporting these days RT really cannot be faulted for that.

Having said that it is also true that RT occasionally adopts some of the more questionable aspects of Western Big Media which has the effect of lowering one's respect for it.  When we see "celeb news" rearing its ugly and juvenile head into what was once a straightforward news site we begin to worry a bit.  This is a questionable route to take even if clueless readers demand to know what Tinsel Town dullards think about the world scene. Still, on many issues they do present facts that the world's media blissfully ignores.

But it must be said that there is one issue of which they are completely clueless, and, worse, refuse to try to understand.  That issue is the state of racial tension in America.  Perhaps understandably given the USA's despicable treatment of Russia, RT enjoys showing the worst side of America.  That's fair game in my opinion so long as they adhere strictly to the truth.  When it comes to racial problems in America however, RT does not stick to the truth, and is every bit as dishonest and mendacious as The New York Times.

For the benefit of the editors of RT then I present this history lesson from Mr Walter Williams.

Last July, Anthony Hervey, an outspoken black advocate for the Confederate flag, was killed in a car crash. Arlene Barnum, a surviving passenger in the vehicle, told authorities and the media that they had been forced off the road by a carload of “angry young black men” after Hervey, while wearing his Confederate kepi, stopped at a convenience store en route to his home in Oxford, Mississippi. His death was in no small part caused by the gross level of ignorance, organized deceit and anger about the War of 1861. Much of the ignorance stems from the fact that most Americans believe the war was initiated to free slaves, when in truth, freeing slaves was little more than an afterthought. I want to lay out a few quotations and ask what you make of them.
During the “Civil War,” ex-slave Frederick Douglass observed, “There are at the present moment many colored men in the Confederate army doing duty not only as cooks, servants and laborers, but as real soldiers, having muskets on their shoulders, and bullets in their pockets, ready to shoot down loyal troops, and do all that soldiers may to destroy the Federal Government and build up that of the traitors and rebels” (Douglass’ Monthly, September 1861).
“For more than two years, negroes had been extensively employed in belligerent operations by the Confederacy. They had been embodied and drilled as Rebel soldiers, and had paraded with White troops at a time when this would not have been tolerated in the armies of the Union.” (Horace Greeley, in his book, The American Conflict)

Read the whole article here.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Bad actors and the lost dignity of the Catholic Church

One of the casualties of the current papacy is the disregard for dignity.  Those who have been following the words and actions of the Holy Father do not need to be reminded by me of all the instances where the dignity of the office of the Pope has been trivialized in the last couple of miserable years.

When no dignity is apparent then no respect is, either. A "hail-fellow-well-met" papacy may appeal to the teenager in all of us but it does nothing to bring our eyes to focus on the Cross.  When Our Lord was suffering and dying His agonizing death, He was not wearing a baseball cap, a clown nose or a sombrero, nor did He kiss the hands of the Pharisees and leaders of the people who badgered Pontius Pilate into putting the Son of God to death.  From the cross He was looking down over those who mourned, and those whose hatred put nails into His hands and feet.  It was not a happy occasion.

Pope Francis does not appear to let these somber thoughts interfere with his daily peregrinations and homilies.  Nor do these thoughts prevent him from wasting precious time on meeting ridiculous third-rate actors like Leonardo de Caprio, as he did the other day, or other nonentities whose presence in the Vatican with him may make brownie points for Francis in the eyes of the silliest of his supporters but do little else other than mock the rooms where great men once stood. But I can scarcely imagine that these meetings with those whose boring lives fill our eyes at supermarket checkout counters will do much to bring back respect to the papacy or the Church of Christ. [Question: how do cretins like Mr de Caprio rate an audience with the Vicar of Jesus Christ?]

It is true that the present Pope has said and done things far more scandalous than meeting with Hollywood fools (and pro-sodomy ones like Mr de Caprio, who  I can assume was not there to request Confession) but things like this form a pattern that we would be stupid not to recognize. Some may squirm and giggle at the thought of Francis meeting this man; others either cry or vomit as temperament demands.  This meeting was hardly the first instance in which Catholics would be forced to cringe. This writer's first jolt of shock regarding Francis was the famous "altar boy incident" (see video below), which gave an early and clear and rather chilling indication of his weird discomfort with simple, pious behavior.

It is sad that we Catholics have to face a huge pile garbage and decaying refuse sitting in the courtyard of St Peter's, and we who hang on are left to pick through this smelly pile to find the occasional good word or deed done by the Pope.  To be fair there are a few, a very few, pearls among the rubbish heap.  But are we to be reduced to this?  Is it our lot as Catholics, during this current and worst of all Church crises, to end up sifting through rotting food to find a little still edible bread?

The dignity of the Rites and outer actions of the Church and Churchmen has been a dead letter since the disastrous, Unnecessary Council of 1962-65.  Every year though, and now it seems every day, respect for the Church dies a little more.

If you must trivialize and make irrelevant the Holy Catholic Church, Francis, could you at least do it without lowering the dignity of your office any lower than you have already done?


The Murderer

It's always good to be reminded: