Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Big mistake

"Why Hitler Let the British Escape at Dunkirk" (the extreme danger of anglophilia):
"Hitler was accompanied by only one of his staff, and talked in private to Rundstedt and the two key men of his staff—Sodenstern and Blumentritt. Here is what the latter told me—”Hitler was in very good humour, he admitted that the course of the campaign had been ‘a decided miracle’, and gave us his opinion that the war would be finished in six weeks. After that he wished to conclude a reasonable peace with France, and then the way would be free for an agreement with Britain.

“He then astonished us by speaking with admiration of the British Empire, of the necessity for its existence, and of the civilization that Britain had brought into the world. He remarked, with a shrug of the shoulders, that the creation of its Empire had been achieved by means that were often harsh, but ‘where there is planing, there are shavings flying’. He compared the British Empire with the Catholic Church—saying they were both essential elements of stability in the world. He said that all he wanted from Britain was that she should acknowledge Germany’s position on the Continent. The return of Germany’s lost colonies would be desirable but not essential, and he would even offer to support Britain with troops if she should be involved in any difficulties anywhere. He remarked that the colonies were primarily a matter of prestige, since they could not be held in war, and few Germans could settle in the tropics.

“He concluded by saying that his aim was to make peace with Britain on a basis that she would regard as compatible with her honour to accept.

“Field-Marshal von Rundstedt, who was always for agreement with France and Britain, expressed his satisfaction, and later, after Hitler’s departure, remarked with a sigh of relief—‘Well if he wants nothing else, then we shall have peace at last’.”

When Hitler continued to keep on the brake, Blumentritt’s thoughts ran back to this conversation. He felt that the “halt had been called for more than military reasons, and that it was part of a political scheme to make peace easier to reach. If the British Army had been captured at Dunkirk, the British people might have felt that their honour had suffered a stain which they must wipe out. By letting it escape Hitler hoped to conciliate them.”

This conviction of Hitler’s deeper motive was confirmed by his strangely dilatory attitude over the subsequent plans for the invasion of England. “He showed little interest in the plans,” Blumentritt said, “and made no effort to speed up the preparations. That was utterly different to his usual behaviour.” Before the invasion of Poland, of France, and later of Russia, he repeatedly spurred them on. But on this occasion he sat back."
The problems of having your media run by concentration camp guards:  "When the Gatekeepers of Press Freedom Deride Trump or Putin…".  Viz:  "Donald Trump's Defenders on the Left".  Note how Beinart takes as indisputable fact the utterly unproven and, frankly, bizarre, Russian meddling claims.

Tweet (Syricide) (reminds me of the old Wars For No Oil thesis created when the Wars For Oil thesis was too obviously ridiculous):
"The spin takes a new desperate turn. Putin wanted to be discovered."
 " Implodes, Resorts To GoFundMe". I see lots of opportunities here for control of the message by blackmail.

Is Jacobin just another disguised ultra-Zionist front?:  "Jacobin Magazin on Khan Shaykhun" (Angry Arab).  Seems so.  You can't trust anybody.  Note the convoluted, but highly successful, efforts made to burnish the reputation of Noam.

"Kurt Eichenwald Attempts Twitter Fight With Julian Assange, Gets Wrecked".  Brought a knife to a gun fight, and then stabbed himself with it.

"How Fake Cops Got $1.2 Million in Real Weapons".  "How to get free US military weapons—build fake website and DOD will oblige".

"Wasserman-Schultz IT Aide Arrested While Attempting To Flee Country, Charged With Bank Fraud".  You have to assume he is still on the Wasserman-Schultz payroll to pay for his silence.

"Tulsi Gabbard: US Addicted to Regime Change; CIA Funded and Armed Al Qaeda in Syria".  "Are America's Wars Just and Moral?"  You know you are fucked when Pat Buchanan takes the moral high ground.

"The Beginning of a Crucial Week in Venezuela".  "Q & A: The National Constituent Assembly in Venezuela".  "Venezuelan opposition “consultation”: playing alone and losing".  After the MAGA sea change in terms of freeing America from Jewish control, this is the big deal of the week, and not just for Venezuelans, which explains the big American involvement.

"Fear and Trepidation in Tel Aviv: Is Israel Losing the Syria War?"  This is the most important part of MAGA, that Trump appears to be ignoring the usual whining.

"Former CIA Director Calls For A Coup If Trump Fires Mueller".  Sessions should arrest Brennan - for treason! - and use that arrest as leverage to round up the illegal IC leakers.  Firing Mueller is a trap that the enemies of the United States want Trump to fall into.

I remain amazed at how Who.What.Why. can be so good on Watergate and the Boston Bombing but utterly embarrasses itself with this kind of content-less innuendo crap on Trump:  "Irakly Kaveladze — The Eighth Person in Trump Tower Meeting".

"Israel’s History Of Unbelievable Child Abductions".

"Welcome to Our Global Censorship and Surveillance Platform".  'Recidivism'?  Zuck for President based on Facebook lies?

An American Houellebecq?

"Feminism Co-opted".  Tranny-bathroom 'feminism' is where it gets hilarious, but Killary-as-feminist is more dangerous.

"Putting Shylock to Shame: The Moneylender Portrayed as Hero".

Positively bizarre, as anti-Muslim hate speech is usually strongly encouraged in Canada:  "Notorious Mississauga blogger known for anti-Muslim rants faces hate-crime charge".

"Palestinians, B’nai Brith and Canada’s New Democratic Party".  Nice to see the left take progressive positions, for a change.  Gag!:  "a miraculous story of indigenous survival and resilience". 

"Wine and the Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement".  The Shekel Exception to Canadian law.

Ha!:  "Iran will soon have ICBMs armed with nukes by way of North Korea. Team Trump must act now".

"Yemeni Forces Create Heat Wave In Saudi Arabia".  Salman and his pals have no morals whatsoever, but they are cowards, and cowardice might be the only possible salvation for Yemen.

"Sirhan Sirhan: A “Reel Bad” Arab? The Alleged Killer of Robert F. Kennedy".
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