Readers who have been following the Six Ways to Sunday theme of the last two posts here
May have been interested in What I made of the Suggested Reading from my Interlocutor, Angus
I read the UNHCR report again read it before when it came out, the more interesting report was the second one.
Angus Quoted from both documents thus.
Where you will see that Sweden has always had a control over asylum claims unlike, say, Pakistan, Iran, Lebanon or Turkey, where they come flying across the borders and in quantities far outweighing the asylum claims Sweden receives. For example:
Turkey: 1.6 Million compared to Sweden: 169,500.
and given that the top ten hosting countries are all considered to be developing countries, where the refugee population are having a huge effect on the countries finances, the issue’s in Sweden again pale into white people bitching about long cues for kebabs irrelevance….
“Migration control for the control of terrorism is a widely used instrument. However, it might hurt bona fide migrants and legal foreign residents more than mala fide terrorists. It fosters xenophobia and deprives host countries, where and when it has the effect of reducing migration and hospitality to foreigners, of the many positive contributions (some types of) migrants can make to a society. There is the additional danger that instruments of migration control for counter-terrorism are, further down the line, also used for controlling native citizens [this last point should set off some alarms in you as an anarchist no?].” p5
The second quote is from the Executive summary of a 60 page report the rest of the report has much that argues against Angus´s case. Angus seems to make the case, ..that The Main problem of the European Migrant Crisis is that there is only a problem in the minds of the Fascist populations of European Countries who have nothing to complain about.
I, despite living in Europe, have little sympathy, as I think internationally and from an internationalist perspective, what is happening in Europe is not a crisis if you compare it to what is happening in the rest of the world, it is an inconvenience that the most privileged population are having to deal with because they made some pledge sixty years ago after some dick killed six million Jews and nobody gave them asylum… ”
I think Angus´s analysis comes up way short of the problem as it stands which is actually a multi level problem
1. one of Economic Migration within the EU.
2. Economic Migration from liberalised economies in North Africa and Sub Saharan Africa
3. Refugee Migration due to Regime Change wars led by NatoNations in the Washington Consensus.
4. The EU establishment has undermined democracy and also imposed Austerity, effectively they have over-egged their control freak pudding.
I examine this in this blog here.
EU enlargement and The monetary union had already become a bridge too far for many British Voters by the time of the Maastricht treaty. Lisbon was a bridge too far. to mix a metaphor, The straw that broke the camels back. The Irish The Danes, The Swedes, The Dutch pretty much most populations consulted have not given the EU zealots the right answer the first time around and the EU elite simply refused to see the point and have now simply adopted the expediency of not asking.
Two pieces of folk wisdom spring to mind.
´´Quit while you’re ahead´´anon.
´´If you love something, set it free; if it comes backs it’s yours, if it doesn’t, it never was ´´.
Having achieved the ultimate power through the ECB it seems that the EU Technocrats simply did not understand that they had already become the house, if they got out more instead of indulging in mutual backslapping, they would know that the house always wins in Casino Capitalism. What this paper will seek to do is show how the EU, in failing to quit while it was ahead, has proceeded with the inevitable process of being hoisted on its own petard of hubris and Elitist Know all know bestedness.
What follows is the proof that The ECB rules Europe with all the power of financialised capitalist Alchemy, the ECB and The Commission further choose to sacrifice national Governments to Market discipline and certain ruin at the hands of Private Bankers with the power to create money secured against the commonwealth and commons of its own Citizens. With National Governments forced to borrow in open markets without any legal recourse to the ECB as a lender of last resort. Latterly the Five presidents report seeks to justify More Europe in ´´Completing Europe’s Economic and Monetary Union´´
The Schmid Report does focus just on Terrorism and its various species connected to Migration, this excludes the civilian aspects of trade liberalization , Debt and Political Economy of the Petro Dollar hegemony which necessitates alliance of the US to Saudi Arabia and Also to The Interests of the state of Israel and its current Arch Neo Con regime under Benjamin Netanyahu.
The Real Politik and Geo Political / Geo/Political/Economic aspects of Global Capital become further confused in the distinctions between Globalisation and Internationalism and how Internationalism as a Benign Ideal can honour subsidiarity down to regional cultural sub divisions rather than the Globalist Highly Centralised Fascist Tyranny which has evolved over the past 40 years but really took root after the Fall of the soviet union , with the first Iraq war and the rise and rise of Neo Liberalism accelerated by the supposedly Leftist, Clinton and Blair regimes and of course the hugely over rated Obama Regime which Out Bushed Bush the second for extra judicial murders by drone and other Foreign policy howlers in Libya, Ukraine and Syria.
With Trumps about turn on Afghanistan and The previous Tomahawk attack on Syria President Trump appears now to have completely caved to the Post 1990 Neo Con project for a new American century Agenda As Luke of We are change says in the last but one video this is very very bad news.
Some snippets from suggested reading and also from some sources for the wider context and arguments in geo politics, Political Economy and Globalist liberalisation as a force to undercut the Social Contracts and Political settlements in national boundaries, which make the extreme Nations are the root of all conflict line which Angus argues and which I find un convincing.(YMMV)“Fascism is not something that lies dormant in a population, fascism is simple the logical conclusion of the Nation State, of all nation states.”
The blind eye of many governments to state terrorism of allied regimes, combined with the general state fixation on non-state terrorist actors, has contributed to overlooking one of the most powerful drivers of forced migration – regime or state terrorism. Partly this has to do with the fact that countries experiencing state terrorism are also experiencing terrorism by non-state actors. In such cases cause and effect, action and reaction, are difficult to separate the longer the spiral of tit-for-tat violence continues, with false flag operations complicating matters further p.20
For countries receiving large numbers of refugees, the risk of terrorist attacks by “refugee warriors” and, on the opposite side, by native xenophobic vigilantes targeting on refugee populations increases. A cross-national, time-series data analysis of 154 countries covering the period 1970–2007 found that countries with many refugees are more likely to experience both domestic and international terrorism.136 Another study found that “Refugee flows significantly increase the likelihood and counts of transnational terrorist attacks that occur in the host country, even when controlling for other variables”.137 p.37
Many jihadists were groomed in London, so much so that the British capital was dubbed “Londonistan”. To quote from Petter Nesser’s history of Islamist Terrorism in Europe:
London was at the heart of the jihadis sub-culture in Europe. From the British capital, a critical mass of radical preachers who had spent time in Af-Pak [Afghanistan-Pakistan], Bosnia and other conflict zones acted as leaders and recruiters within a growing jihadi scene. These veteran militants also acted as religious guides for foreign armed groups. French security officials invented the name “Londonistan” in part because of the many jihadis in London, and partly because the city became a transit station for recruits heading for training camps in Afghanistan.
“Londonistan “ became slang for the tendency of the British authorities to turn a blind eye to extremism and to offer sanctuary to terrorists. (…) However, while the significance of London cannot be overstated, jihadi networks also emerged all over Britain and the rest of Europe.141 p.39
Neo Liberalism, Globalisation and undermining the collective bargaining and social contract settlement of Labour.
Through interviews and on-the-spot reporting from both impoverished communities abroad and U.S. immigrant workplaces and neighborhoods, Bacon shows how the United States’ trade and economic policy creates conditions to displace communities and set migration into motion.
In developing countries such as Mexico and Guatemala, economic restructuring plans imposed by the International Monetary Fund and trade policies of NAFTA , FTAA, and GATT have led to unemployment rates of over 25% producing a migration to the U.S. In the current era, the economic forces of global neo-liberal capitalism, are unrestrained by governments. In Mexico neo-liberal policies have devastated the countryside. Federal subsidies for corn, sugar and produce were ended and development projects stopped. The policies of the governments in Mexico and Central America have driven thousands off of their lands, many come to the U.S. looking for work. The impoverishment of the vast majority, in pursuit of profit for the minority, has pushed millions to migrate in search of food, and employment. Then, after creating migration, we make the immigrant worker “illegal” in order to provide more profits for corporations. Bacon argues, “In the global economy, people are displaced because the economies of their countries of origin are transformed, to enable corporations and national elites to transfer wealth out” (p. 69).Global capitalism produces global migration and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future.
Dying to Win: The Strategic Logic of Suicide Terrorism is Robert Pape‘s analysis of suicide terrorism from a strategic, social, and psychological point of view. It is based on a database he has compiled at the University of Chicago, where he directs the Chicago Project on Security and Terrorism. The book’s conclusions are based on data from 315 suicide terrorism attacks around the world from 1980 through 2003. Of these, 301 were classified into 18 different campaigns by 11 different groups; the remaining 14 appear to have been isolated. Published in May 2005, Pape’s volume has been widely noticed by the press, the public, and policymakers alike, and has earned praise from the likes of Peter Bergen, Congressman Ron Paul (R-Texas), and Michael Scheuer.
Dying to Win is divided into three parts, analyzing the strategic, social, and psychological dimension of suicide terrorism.
Appendix III: Salafism in Major Sunni Muslim Majority Countries
Thirty-four countries with Sunni majority populations of 1 m or more and the importance of Salafism in these countries are the subjects of brief commentaries. Salafism is defined as “the belief that society should be organized according to the Quran and Sunna only” (269). Sunni Countries with Salafi-Influenced Populations: Afghanistan (10 m Pashtuns); Algeria (19 m/31m Sunni Muslims); Bangladesh(14 m/114m); Egypt (23 m/62m); Indonesia (26 m/185m); Jordan (2 m/6m); Nigeria (37 m/68m); Oman (2 m/2m); Pakistan (43 m/149m); Saudi Arabia (18 m/18m); Somalia (5 m/10m); Sudan (21 m/21m); Tunisia (5 m/10m); Yemen (8 m/11m) (270–74). Non-Salafi Sunni Countries: Albania, Burkina Faso, Chad, Guinea, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Libya, Malaysia, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan (274–77).
Ch. 4: Targeting Democracies
Pape claims that his research reveals that not religion but “to compel democracies to withdraw military forces from the terrorists’ national homeland” is the key to understanding the phenomenon of suicide attacks (38). Patterns of timing (39–41), nationalist goals (42–44), and the targeting of democracies (44–45) reveal its logical, not irrational, nature. “At bottom, suicide terrorism is a strategy for national liberation from foreign military occupation by a democratic state” (45). Foreign occupation is defined in terms of control of territory (not military occupation alone) (46). The targets selected by suicide terrorists suggests nationalist, not religious, aims (46–47). Hamas (47–51) and Al-Qaeda (51–58) are analyzed in some detail. In general, the harshness of occupation does not strongly correlate with suicide terrorism (58–60).
So called Islamic State Daesh, formerly Al-Qaeda is a web of collective terrorist groups in which the CIA and MI6 have “assets”. These assets are of various types, sleepers, Double Agents, compromised or infiltrated cells
and so forth. AL Queda grew out of a joint MI6/CIA promotion of Islamicist resistance to the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan the recently decease Zbigniew Kazimierz “Zbig” Brzezinski was the architect of this aspect of Regime change destabilisation policy.
Henry Kissinger, A World Restored: Metternich, Castlereagh and the Problems of Peace, 1812-1822 (1957)
Credit to A. Bradley Potter, Johns Hopkins University SAIS
Meanwhile, Castlereagh was the “authentically tragic statesman” trying to get the best for his country abroad, but struggling all the same against timeless, confounding domestic forces (Ferguson 2015, 303). His long study of Metternich and Castlereagh must have affected Kissinger’s development as a policymaker, but what his dissertation really offered him was a laboratory to explore how these practitioners engaged in foreign policy realism. It would be as a realist that Kissinger would make his first-hand mark on the conduct of international affairs (Kaplan 1999).
Realism certainly became his creed. Its counterpoint, idealism, in his view had failed repeatedly throughout American history and served only to cause an “inefficient cycle of intense hope and activity abroad followed by morose withdrawal once it became apparent that hope and activity were unlikely to remake the world” (Kaplan 1999).
This is the original Post I did on Lance De Havens Work on State Crimes against democracy, they do happen and do get memory-holed. I make no comment on Sandy Hook, The murder of innocents is tragic and as an Allegory of the sickness of the political disrepute and moral degeneration of the political class within the Washington Consensus both sides of the Atlantic, Sandy Hook is a charge sheet against the failure of institutions much more than a reflection of the people. A fish rots from the head and the Picture of Sandy Hook which-ever way one wishes to interpret it paints how rotten the Head of our polity has become.
Lance Dehaven calls Government Conspiracies when they are to be investigated State Crimes against democracy, Or SCADS.
“The will of the people shall be the basis of the authority of government”.
No one has any business stealing elections. Shutting down minority voices or voices of dissent by the main Stream media is another not so subtle way of vote rigging. Rigging of the mechanical process and arithmetical integrity of votes actually cast has happened in recent US elections, it happened on a huge scale in the New York and California Democratic primaries this year, in the suppression of support for Bernie Sanders. If all is fair in love and war and if the Republican Tammany machine were at the disposal of Mr. Trump perhaps we could just enjoy the spectacle in World Wide Wrestlings best traditions of flouting the rules and blind siding the referee. Mr. Trump does not have the Republican machine in his corner, so has no one to tag? that’s, not a fair fight even a fight where the unwritten rule is that the rules are supposed to be broken?
Who Rules America? is a book by research psychologist and sociologist, G. William Domhoff, Ph.D., first published in 1967 as a best-seller (#12), with six subsequent editions including Who Rules America Now? (1983, #43), Who Rules America? Challenges to Corporate and Class Dominance (2009), Who Rules America? Power and Politics (2013), Who Rules America? The Triumph of the Corporate Rich (2013), and the forthcoming, Studying the Power Elite: Fifty Years of Who Rules America (2017).
It is frequently assigned as a sociology textbook and argues against the concentration of power and wealth in the American upper class. The 2010 edition[clarification needed] brings the discussion up to date and also includes the rise of Barack Obama, his campaign finance supporters, and the nature of his administration.
Domhoff argues in the book that a power elite wields power in America through its support of think-tanks, foundations, commissions, and academic departments. Additionally, he argues that the elite controls institutions through overt authority, not through covert influence.
This is a very good report summarising the position of the so called insurgent anti-European Union, Anti Immigration parties in the EU area. Both from the left and the right of the political spectrum. Left and Right seems a weak measure these days the distinction, I would argue, is that of Centralised Globalist Command and control Corporate Fascism against a decentralised more federalist approach honoring the subsidiarity of National Social contracts and political settlements from the post Second World war era in Europe and the USA. The Horrors of Sykes Picot ( post 1st WW1 and the Stalin, Roosevelt Churchill, carve ups of the world along colonial lines
4. Merkel’s ‘refugees welcome’ policy is not widely blamed as the cause of the migration crisis: only seven parties named it in their top two explanations for the Crisis. US strategy in the Middle East was the most popular answer, with President Assad’s regime sponsored violence in Syria in second place in the responses given.
7. There is scepticism around future European or US interventionism generally, particularly in the Middle East, from Sinn Fein in Ireland, to UKIP in the UK, to the Front National and the Communist Party in France, to AFD and Die Linke in Germany, to Jobbik in Hungary and the Five Star Movement in Italy. These parties are likely to bolster the intervention fatigue trend in EU foreign policy over coming years, making it even more difficult for national governments to sell the idea of future military deployment to their populations.
8. Despite differences between the parties, there was consensus in the external threats faced by the EU. For 36 out of the 45 parties covered, the refugee crisis or the threat of terrorism and radical Islamism (these issues were inextricably linked in the responses that the majority of parties gave) represented the top or top two priorities for the EU. This response was not the preserve of the right wing: Die Linke in Germany; the French Communist Party, Podemos in Spain, and the Lithuanian Labour Party were also among those who voted in this way.
9. Suspicions among these parties about the transatlantic relationship are partly fuelled by opposition to the Transatlantic Trade Treaty (TTIP), with 26 out of the parties arguing that the EU should not conclude a TTIP with the US at all. But there were some notable exceptions including the Sweden Democrats; Danish People’s Party, the Finns Party, Estonia Party of People’s Unity, ALFA in Germany, Syriza and Independent Greeks who saw the potential for it to be positive under the right conditions.
Climate Change All Angles Booklet PDF. By This Blogs Writer.