Non-White Migrants and the Catholic Church: The Politics of Penitence by Tom Sunic, Ph.D.
Posted by DanielS on Saturday, 29 April 2017 12:58.
Americans do not pay into Social Security beyond yearly earnings of $127,500
Posted by DanielS on Friday, 28 April 2017 01:33.
Group of blacks savagely beat 2 fleeing White men in East London “no-go zone”
Posted by DanielS on Thursday, 27 April 2017 05:33.
Alt-Right cannot be trusted to represent Whites, ethnonationalists on crucial matters
Posted by DanielS on Wednesday, 26 April 2017 14:18.
Remembering The Life of ‘Mandy’
Posted by DanielS on Wednesday, 26 April 2017 10:44.
Imperialist Israeli Air Force Bombs Anti-ISIS Forces in Syria
Posted by DanielS on Wednesday, 26 April 2017 09:33.
See Caracas Then Die
Posted by DanielS on Tuesday, 25 April 2017 09:43.
Minister: Russia hacked Danish defence for two years
Posted by DanielS on Monday, 24 April 2017 12:46.
Fresno Shooting Highlights America’s Anti-White Murder Plague
Posted by DanielS on Sunday, 23 April 2017 13:28.
GW’s Best Friend, Arthur Scargill (well, not really his best friend at all).
Posted by DanielS on Friday, 21 April 2017 18:11.
In search of a nationalist majority
Posted by Guessedworker on Friday, 21 April 2017 07:19.
No more than 12 migrants for Czechia
Posted by DanielS on Thursday, 20 April 2017 14:34.
Hardly The Battle of Cable Street: What Berkeley Doesn’t Mean
Posted by DanielS on Wednesday, 19 April 2017 12:16.
After the Referendum it’s the Brexit General Election, or perhaps not
Posted by Guessedworker on Tuesday, 18 April 2017 06:26.
Thread Wars: Armed Reconnaissance Edition, versus EGI Notes and AWPN.
Posted by Kumiko Oumae on Monday, 17 April 2017 20:19.
Silk Road News: Qui Non Bono?
Posted by DanielS on Monday, 17 April 2017 02:33.
That’s it, who’s a good goy now?
Posted by DanielS on Saturday, 15 April 2017 15:23.
Italy: 2,074 Seaborne African Invaders Land in One Day
Posted by DanielS on Saturday, 15 April 2017 00:10.
Trump no longer appears sympathetic to student debtors
Posted by DanielS on Friday, 14 April 2017 02:29.
WHY JOHNNY ROTTEN CAN GO F*** HIMSELF - corrected for the Jewish red cape and misdirection of terms
Posted by DanielS on Thursday, 13 April 2017 02:29.
The Paleocon agenda behind the Alt-Right & Trump becomes explicit with Trump’s attack on Syria
Posted by DanielS on Wednesday, 12 April 2017 14:58.
When a scientist (at the Annenberg School of Communications) asks the wrong question…
Posted by DanielS on Tuesday, 11 April 2017 13:55.
Silk Road News: First demonstration cargo train departs London for Yiwu, China.
Posted by Kumiko Oumae on Tuesday, 11 April 2017 09:23.
NASA invests in 22 visionary exploration concepts, including asteroid mining
Posted by DanielS on Sunday, 09 April 2017 15:30.
The Coalburner’s Daddy: Inter-Ethnic Family Implodes
Posted by DanielS on Saturday, 08 April 2017 13:44.
Donald Trump authorises reckless airstrikes against the legitimate government of Syria.
Posted by Kumiko Oumae on Friday, 07 April 2017 12:25.
Stockholm terror attack: Four reported dead as hijacked truck ploughs into pedestrians
Posted by DanielS on Friday, 07 April 2017 11:15.
Bashar Al-Assad, a proper Left Nationalist, a socially conscientious man.
Posted by DanielS on Thursday, 06 April 2017 10:15.
Sexual Psy-Ops through the gaze of Helen Mirren(off): from Caligula to Prime Suspect and Worse
Posted by DanielS on Tuesday, 04 April 2017 18:06.
London Attack on Kurd: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know; and another they were reluctant to tell you
Posted by DanielS on Tuesday, 04 April 2017 00:04.
Trump administration ‘will be having restless nights over Flynn testimony offer’
Posted by DanielS on Monday, 03 April 2017 17:15.
The Visegrád Group Will Not Yield to Blackmail, and Hungary Strengthens Anti-Immigration Policy
Posted by DanielS on Sunday, 02 April 2017 04:20.
Why Trump’s ties to Russia would be way worse than Watergate
Posted by DanielS on Saturday, 01 April 2017 08:31.
Yeeeehaaah! Sooweeeee! Get em ....Leroy and Schlomo
“The United States Should Seriously Consider Peaceful Partition”, so says Vincent Law at AltRight on 24 April 2017.
How convenient that Vincent Law, a Ukrainian American (?) living in St. Peterberg, Russia, would proffer how balkanization of The US might go.
The right wing and Jewish perspective from which he comes is not to be trusted on either side of this issue. They created these conflicts, they created these immigration problems and now they want to create hackneyed “solutions.” They may bemuse and distract larpers, but in the end they will serve a Jewish and complicit right wing perspective. This will create disaster and conflict for others while these weasels A) escape to gated communities or B) escape the country entirely if need be (with their money, of course); finally, e.g., leaving remaining Whites to get raped by blacks (who are “really not so bad”, or perhaps “your problem”, when in fact, it was their perspective that long ago imposed them on normal Whites et al.).
Meanwhile right wingers from other races will be trying to swing deals established by Jews and right wingers as well. Saying that the kind of Jews and right wing huxters posing as “ethno nationalists” on this thread at Alt-Right represent White people and their ethnonationalism. They don’t. And they will create conflicts with people that White ethno nationalists should ally (not integrate or fight) with: Asian and Amerindian ethno nationalists.
The Right Wing/Alternative Right cannot be trusted with this issue any more than anything else - i.e., not at all. They are the ones who put Trump and his Jewish entourage into power. And that is just for starters in terms of their screw-ups. There are some basic issues that need to sorted out yet - not interminable matters, but too important to go right ahead and start bargaining on the bases and within the parameters that Jews and right wingers establish. They cannot even be trusted to say what is White or not.
DanielS: Silver is an (admitted) non-White (who “wouldn’t be surprised if he is part Jewish”, but at any rate, “has an affinity for Anatolia and the Levant”), who agitates to deliberately stir-up strife among Whites and tries to create enemies for them among non-Whites. In this case, with Asians. I drove him away from Majorityrights long ago for these reasons. He is in no way to be taken seriously, as a representative of Whites; nor as a negotiator of ethnonationalism in good or bad faith.
While I draw attention to Alt-Righters, trolls and the experience that I have of them misrepresenting White interests, Kumiko calls some interesting facts to my attention about Alt-Right.com. - they allow for slurs against Asians in their comments, but if you use the word “Jew” the comment will be blocked.
She also noted that she was the only one who gave an up-vote to Bowery’s comment:
Bowery’s idea of Sortocracy is among the most fair and intelligent on the thread, but the drawback of Sortocracy is for his/its empirical bias, as it lacks the historical element that hermeneutics corrects for. If that were to be incorporated, and it could be, it could be a very good vehicle.
..since we have an international audience, and sarcasm doesn’t travel well, I am compelled to say immediately that Arthur Scargill is not GW’s best friend, in fact, more like the opposite.
This article will be a work in process in regard to a hypothesis that I have of Scargill, that his successful fight against Edward Heath’s conservative government fits in with a broader hypothesis of mine - namely that Jewish interests take the best, most serviceable ideas in terms of social function and organization - specifically in this case, I am talking about the left social concept of unions, guilds, syndicates - and they make them didactic, i.e., Scargill’s union activism became didactic for the rubric and concept of the left, by having Soviet, Marxist and ultimately Jewish backing against ethnocentric, native nationalist interests; which forced right wing reaction. It is a reaction also manipulable, of which they will indeed make use in their interests. That is, where they fail to gain compliance with their international leftism - a “leftism” which spells liberalism against native ethnonationalism and tends only to allow for one nativist national union in the end - YKW.
A union is a social concept of members and non members; that is, in and out groups, non-membership, membership, legitimated discrimination and accountability on its basis. This concept can be applied to the level of ethno-nation. It is that level of unionized application especially which Jewish interests oppose - under the rubric of Marxism or the international workers Left, while deftly protecting their own Jewish unionization and nationalism (Jewish ethnocentrism and Zionism). But right wing interests, typically flying under color of objectivism, also tend to oppose this level of national unionization; and tend to conveniently go with their narrow interests as luck affords them or to be bought off by neo-liberal international interests and Jewish interests in opposition to the organization of native nationalism.
Thesis: It is standard operating procedure for Jews that they take good and compelling Left ideas for social organization, such as social unionization, and make them didactic (go over the top in misrepresentation with it to the point of reversal); compelling right wing reaction in their enemies as they are both more manipulable among enemies in that reaction and tending as such to frighten-off would-be popular supporters for the lack of empathic social perspective; its having been made didactic.
By associating himself early-on with Soviet Marxism, and successfully contributing to the overthrow of Heath’s conservative government, Scargill was didactically facilitating the concept of international leftism which in the end would leave room for only one unionized nation - Zionism being the only native nationalist union to be allowed; thus it was that Scargill’s unions movement was backed by proponents of international leftism and deployed as liberalism against the native national concept of Britain, imperviously forcing a reaction - Thatcher, whose Jewish objectivism acted further as a blunt instrument against the native nationalist union.
Where younger generations don’t stay on page with the memo of the one unionized native nation to remain of international leftism, but maintain absolute liberalism against all native nationalisms - as the participants of a Workers’ Youth League (AUF) summer camp on the island of Utøya did in their protest against Zionism - then a Zionist Breivik may be coddled to act through the available valves of ethnocentrically sanctioned aggression, that which is allowed by Jewish controlled discourse - coddled as such in his LARP to murder 77 kids in a misguided right wing reaction of nativist nationalism - Jewish interests want White nationalists to be didactic right wing reactionaries and to not be White Left Ethno-Nationalists.
Scargill more recently, still wears the red tie, but…
Coming back to the issue of Scargill, however, I thought he was going to more easily fit into the mold of a liberal, anti-racist, anti-native nationalist rat, masquerading as one concerned with unions and workers. Indeed, from what I know, admittedly not much, as I have not followed this history of British unions and their conflicts through the post World War II years, he perhaps still belongs in that category. There is evidence that he does, that he genuinely could have been a significant threat to the national interests, native and otherwise, of Britain and other European nations:
It is suggested and with likelihood that his strikes, such as those on the coal mines during Thatcher years, could have been used by the Soviets and could have had disastrous consequences for national security had they not been countered by British security who were aware of underlying Soviet design.
Nevertheless, by recent talks of his - here, 1, 2, and 3 in favor of Brexit and against the European Union, its common market, etc, in which by contrast to neo-liberal interests, he goes so far as to argue against those who would depict as “racism” his and other’s objection to immigration, as it is clearly against the interests of native workers, it seems that it is not quite so easy to depict him as running contrary to native nationalism, let alone his means (left unionization) doing that - at least not at first blush. Forgive the newcomers to this issue. While he may well have an outmoded idea of the sort of work and unionization to be protected, his heart appears now to be in the right place and the concept of unionization seems indeed to prevail as the natural recourse for organizing the people against scabs, the traitors and the downright treacherous - yes, including the treacherous by means of imposing immigration against native nationals; i.e., the concept holds up despite the fact that it has been typically misrepresented, including through him, by geopolitical forces trying to put forth Jewish/Zionist internationalism on the one hand and neo-liberalism on the other - both converging at a prescription of liberalism for native European nationalists; and since both sides are controlled by Jews and right wing objectivists, neither side wants anything like the unionization, the syndicalism of left nationalism for native Europeans and White diaspora as it would threaten their interests.
The concern now, of course, is that he is being used again by forces of neo-liberalism to placate naive native workers with promises of a place in obsolete production and protectionism in order to allow the YKW, Zionists and their Russian and American proxies to control the international market and labor - particularly Asia, as its rising interests would have little common ground with Zionist, Jewish and right wing interests as expressed through the Russian Federation and the United States; but may have a great deal to gain by making common cause with Left ethnonationalism among Europe and her diaspora.
More Silk Road News:
But wouldn’t Asians traipsing among Europeans be looked upon as “scabs” in this concept, thus not having common interests and at risk to its adoption? Not if they’re also characterizable as an accountable union, as opposed to the unaccountable ruse of objectivism.
The details hardly matter any more. The life lost this time is that of a Parisian traffic policeman. Two others seriously wounded. These and the others in Paris and in London, Nice, Berlin, Brussels, Glasgow, Madrid, St Petersburg, Stockholm ... are robbed by their death or by their suffering not only of the simple, righteous expectation of a quiet and well-lived life but of their particularity. They become mere victims of this troubling, hating thing “Islamic terror”. They are not nameless exactly, but it is their victimhood not their name which matters now. Their histories, their pictures, the pictures of their wives and children, the crowds and candles and flowers placed at the scene, the flag-draped coffins ... all this becomes an object of the national memory, elided into one by its sheer repetition, packed away, yes, as a burning moral cause, but one building up so slowly, awaiting the day so patiently, that day may never come.
That is why the political Establishment can continue to react quite differently to the mass of the people as each outrage washes over their consciousness. The ritual condemnation is there, of course. It has to be. The masses look to politicians for that. But the politicians’ obsession with the non-white immigrant and his religious attachments survives. The priests’ too. And not only that, it takes precedence over everything else. The Race Project ... the drive for The Globality on Europe’s soil ... must go on, whatever the cost. After all, the masses have short memories and really no understanding at all of how things are, have to be, and will always be. For them. So it’s perfectly safe to tell them that the perpetrators are “lone wolves”, or that they have psychological problems. Tell them none of this is about Islam. Tell them it is the religion of peace. It doesn’t matter whether anyone really believes it. Just tell them. Tell them something like “the terrorists will never divide us”. And never forget you can hit the “white extremism” button whenever the utterly obvious, inconvenient truth just can’t be avoided any longer. It’s impossible to smear too much shit and lies in their face. They are the enemy and that’s what they get for being stupid and racist. That’s what they get for trusting us. So they deserve it. Actually, it’s a joke .... a real joke ... how easy it is to control them ... fill them with guilt ... fill them with hate ... fill them with fear ... herd them into the voting booths ... anything!
Well, on Sunday “they” will vote in the French presidential election. All the polling has suggested that Marine Le Pen can progress into the second round of voting, which will take place on 7th May; but whover she meets will beat her by 20 points or more for reasons we have seen before. Zerohedge ran a piece yesterday bringing the various second round scenarios together, based on the most recent polling:
So the lightweight elitist, the failed fraud, and the communist dynosaur all win against Le Pen! There have been some press articles speculating that a low turnout and a terror attack might give Le Pen a better chance. But a low turnout is most unlikely, given the huge public participation in the campaigning period. Mélenchon drew a crowd of 70,000 people to one of his rallies. Macron, too, has been pulling large crowds. The turnout for Sunday looks set to be 80% or higher; which means that nationalists would be wise to anticipate an honourable defeat. Of course I hope I am wrong. I hope I am back here in June making the lowest of low bows. But as of today I think it’s inevitable, given the present state of public discourse and the power of conventional thinking, that this election will continue the frustrations of the past. One suspects that Le Pen’s late return to campaigning to her core supporters on her core issues of immigration, Islam and terrorism demonstrates that the attempt to speak on other issues, centred on her rejection of the EU and the euro, was misconceived and has made it more difficult, not less, to attract support from the centre ground. The French remain loyal to the ideal of European union.
However, I believe it is safe to assume, after yesterday’s attack, that Le Pen will make the second round. Anything over 40% in that will be good ... a sound platform for 2022 (assuming her niece does not succeed to the party leadership in the interim). That was her roadmap to the presidency anyway - 2017 is part of her 2022 campaign.
But there is also the forthcoming French legislative election to consider. That vote takes place on June 11th and 18th, and again the two-part process makes life very difficult for Front National candidates. There are currently only two FN deputies in the 577-member National Assembly. A failure to make a significant advance in both the presidential and legislative elections would seriously call into question the whole strategy of using electoral means to advance the interests of the ethnic French. Nationalism must advance. It is greater than electoral politics per se. It is greater than FN. Everywhere in Europe nationalists are still at first base electorally, regardless of the popular support they have garnered. Unless it is over 50%, the lightweight elitist, the failed fraud, or the communist dynosaur will always win.
Setting aside the UK parliamentary election on June 8th, the next real opportunity for nationalists is the Austrian legislative election which has to be held before January 2018. Then it’s on to Italy in May and Sweden in September, always in search of that majority vote for the life of our race. One feels that if it comes around to France again, and another failure in 2022, a different way of doing things will be a subject of widespread debate.
(((Lauren Southern))) equipped with gas mask, helmet and protective eye goggles, ready for the “surprise attack” from anti-fa.
In his discussion, “What Berkeley Means”, Richard Spencer characterizes as a seminal event the prepared altercation between “anti-fa” and those gathered to hear Lauren Southern and other Alt-liters/ Alt-Righters (“doesn’t make any difference ((())) or )))((( they’re all under attack by anti-fa”) at their free speech rally in Berkeley. Apparently it doesn’t matter either that the bubble-headed Lauren Southern is Jewish and showed up equipped with a gas mask, protective eyewear and helmet; that the YKW are on both sides of this, alt-lite/right and antifa, as can be expected - no, according to Spencer this is to be marked as a day of such historical importance that it might be observed through the ages. Really, its clear that the YKW are on both sides of this one and that it is a continuing part of a strategy to put Whites and YKW on the same side. Spencer has done this before.
What Berkeley Doesn’t Mean -
Baked Alaska™, Mike Cernovich, Lauren Southern and Brittany Pettibone - Brittany needs to get away from these right wingers.
It’s hardly something like The Battle of Cable Street in reverse, as Spencer would depict it.
He doesn’t tell you that Lauren Southern, a key promoter of the Berkeley free speech event, is Jewish; however, he does say that “she and other ‘alt-lite’ figures are being attacked just the same as ‘alt-right’ people, therefore they are in the same boat.” This is tantamount to saying that Jews are in the same boat as Whites. Clearly there is an agenda to that. He’s done this before, as I mentioned in this article - Where and how (((The Alternative Right))) is drawing friend / enemy lines of a coming revolution:
So this morning Theresa May has called a snap General Election for June 8th. The immediate question is why. The answers, we must believe, are somewhere here, in her brief statement to the waiting press:
Well, she has a majority of a dozen in the Commons, and, in winning at Copeland in February she broke a 35-year run of failures by the governing party to win an opposition seat at a by-election. She has defeated the Remain opposition in the Commons and the Lords. She sits opposite the most ineffective leader of the opposition ever, and certainly the leader she wants to see across the Dispatch Box. In fact, Tom Watson aside, there is no competent politician on the Labour benches, and an awful lot of highly incompetent ones. The Party is at war with itself. Momentum, which campaigns within the party to make it safe for the hard left, is intent on killing off Blairism (and good luck to it). In short, there is nothing to indicate that allowing this parliament to run its full course until May 2020 would produce anything other than a Tory landslide at that time. So why has she done it now? Is the temptation to grab an easy 100 seat majority just too great? A case of pleasure now or pleasure deferred, and the thought of pleasure now is just too pleasurable? Difficult to believe of a dour vicar’s daughter.
The only two near-plausible answers are:
1. She knows full well that Remain is dead, and wants to enter the council chambers of Europe over the next two years of Brexit negotiations with a thumping parliamentary majority and the support of the country at her back. Electoral popularity didn’t help Tsipras in facing down the Troika, but it would probably work out differently for May.
2. This is less about Brexit than about her own vision for the future, which is not that of David Cameron, as it was set out in the 2015 Manifesto. May herself is notoriously difficult to read even by her cabinet colleagues. She will be conscious that the public at large do not truly know who she is and what she believes, and have not expressly supported her post-EU political vision of a Britain managing its own destiny for the first time in four long decades. The opportunity to do so has now been provided.
There might be a third political consideration for her, which is that UKIP is also much weaker now than it was in 2015; and may not make much of a fist of standing nationally at all. As far as I am aware, it lacks the financial support to do so.
Anyway, there will now be weeks of speculation about all this, since the usual reportage of who will win the election is perfectly pointless.
The Greater Israel Project
For one salient matter, The Silk Road runs through Iran, which will increase its liberalization and business power in opposition to Israeli control of the region - its greater Israel project.
This would also hurt Israel’s first fall back position and assets in the Russian Federation, as it would lower oil prices and thus effect the primary bargaining chip at their parasitic disposal.
He is no opposition, he represents the Paleocon voice of “restraint”, preening the narrative for shabbos goy, providing speed bumps to help the likes of Kushner to realize when he might be going too fast to get the shabbos goyim more fully on board with an Israeli view.
A peaceful day in Clock Town
As of 11 Apr 2017, the train is moving with 32 containers. Assuming that everything goes well, the train should arrive at Yiwu in 18 days.
There is of course a geostrategic element behind each of these developments as well.
As Xinhua wrote about a particular section of the initiative last year:
And cargo trains reaching Europe is precisely what is happening.
It’s very nice.
But there’s a problem
The shadow cast over all of these kinds of proceedings, is that there is an ongoing background problem where the Trump administration and the Israelis are constantly trying to disrupt everything for their own reasons which revolve around Zionist strategic imperatives.
The phenomenon of Zionist strategic imperatives—such as the Zionist opposition to the Iran deal, or the Zionist desire to hand Syria over to Al-Qaeda—finding their expression through American foreign policy, is a phenomenon that is a real problem, and it is a problem that will have to be combated with more determination than ever if we are going to secure post-Brexit prosperity for Britain as well as economic growth in Asia.
Our time is limited. The American Zionist problem needs to be fixed before 2060, otherwise it might merge with the next migration problem and then something truly horrible and completely unmanageable will happen.
Do not become despondent. The situation is extremely dangerous, but as long as you understand the problem then it means there is a possibility that you can solve the problem. It is possible to defeat the American Zionist agenda. The tools do exist for accomplishing that, and they have always existed.
You have to believe in your strengths.
Kumiko Oumae works in the defence and security sector in the UK. Her opinions here are entirely her own.
Let’s stand with the legitimate government of Syria
The position of Majorityrights.com is that we have always opposed the Alt-Right and we have always opposed the Presidency of Donald J. Trump. We have been harshly rejecting Donald Trump ever since the moment that he threw his hat into the ring during the GOP primaries, because the Trump phenomenon is a viciously Zionist phenomenon which only serves the apparent interests of the United States, Russia, and Israel.
If you are reading this article, you doubtless are already aware of the events that transpired early this morning. The United States has unilaterally conducted an airstrike against a Syrian airbase. There are even rumours right now of a second airstrike being prepared.
What we know so far:
This article does not intend to offer any information that is not already in the hands of other media organisations. Rather, I intend to start a conversation on what actions need to be explored by activists from a British perspective, in order to undermine American Zionist aggression in Syria.
International armed conflict
The events that we’ve seen transpiring this morning have been deeply disturbing. According to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the situation in Syria now is officially “an international armed conflict”.
“Any military operation by a state on the territory of another without the consent of the other amounts to an international armed conflict,” ICRC spokeswoman Iolanda Jaquemet has told Reuters in Geneva. “So according to available information – the US attack on Syrian military infrastructure – the situation amounts to an international armed conflict.”
“It’s unclear how US air strikes will make civilians safer”, Lord Wood of Anfield, chair of the United Nations Association UK has said.
In a blog post, Wood wrote: “Unilateral action without broad international backing through the UN, without a clear strategy for safeguarding civilians, and through military escalation risks further deepening and exacerbating an already protracted and horrific conflict, leaving civilians at greater, not lesser, risk of atrocities.”
He added that by circumventing the UN “we reduce both legitimacy and effectiveness, as a course of action that does not have the broad support of regional powers and the international community, channelled through UN systems and processes, can have little chance of success in leading to a more stable Syria.”
Whispers in the backchannels
As far as anyone is aware of what backchannel communications have been taking place, the United States warned Russia of the attack before it took place. Additionally, Russia had signalled yesterday evening that it would not be willing to support the government of Syria under all circumstances. In other words, there are some circumstances under which Russia would undermine the interests of the Syrian government. This was an unsurprising admission, given that it was also Russia who opted to send Sergei Lavrov to barter with John Kerry to induce the Syrian government to surrender their chemical weapons deterrent in the first place.
It is interesting that surrendering their chemical weapons deterrent into the hands of Russia, has not made the Syrian government’s position safer. Rather, it has increased the incentive for America to push for opportunistic aggression against Syria, under the pretext of seizing the very weapons which Syria has already ceased to be in possession of.
It is also interesting to note that the ‘good’ relationship between the Trump administration and the Putin administration – which will probably broadly continue despite all the sternly enunciated words that are issuing forth from Russian officials today – has not led to the position of the Syrian government being any safer. In fact, it is precisely because the United States and the Russian Federation have been on good terms since Trump’s inauguration, that the probability of what has now transpired, happening, had increased.
A scenario in which the United States and Russia arrive at an agreement in which both countries have their geostrategic interests met, is a scenario in which Russia would probably turn against Bashar Al-Assad. With Trump in office, the chances of such a scenario manifesting are actually increased, because Trump has not until today presented himself as an opponent of Russia on anything, to say the least. The chances of them being able to ‘do a deal’, is greater. Russia has specific interests in Syria which do not absolutely necessitate the survival of Bashar Al-Assad’s government. Hypothetically they could be guaranteed in another way. Vladimir Putin himself signalled this yesterday evening just before the American airstrikes took place, when Vladimir Putin’s spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said, “Unconditional support is not possible in this current world.”
If the United States were to convincingly guarantee Russia’s specific interests on the Syrian territory – access to the warm-water port, a place in the pipeline consortium, a list of friendly future government figures – in some future arrangement mediated by Turkey, Qatar, UAE and Israel, via some backchannel communication, Russia might proceed to ‘take a deliberate dive to the mat’ diplomatically, and tacitly permit the United States to continue airstrikes against Syria.
People will need to watch for signs of that horrendous scenario continuing to develop.
One of the central features of British diplomacy and British foreign policy, is ‘hypocrisy’. It is not done in a haphazard way, but rather, it is done with method and purpose. It has evolved over the centuries because Britain’s stated position on any given issue – particularly when it comes to the issue of geopoliticised alleged ‘human rights violations’ – is often the opposite of what its governing instiutions have actually resolved to do, or not do.
Kerry Brown, the director of King’s College London’s Lau China Institute, once wryly referred to this behaviour as “the brilliant complexity of British hypocrisy”.
And brilliant is precisely what it is.
Today is no different. Boilerplate ‘agreement’ messages were offered by Sir Michael Fallon, presumably to stave off the American Communications Operators who would have tried to apply pressure to the British government. Giving them a statement of agreement means that there is nothing for the Americans to snappily quote and criticise in the social media domain. In actual reality, Britain is still bound by the non-intervention vote that was arrived at in parliament in 2013, and thus is not actually in ‘agreement’ with the United States.
ITV’s Paul Brand reports:
That’s basically how it is.
Standing against Islamic terror
Keeping British aircraft off the Syrian Arab Army’s back and away from its skies entirely, would give the Syrian Arab Army the space that is needed for them to keep fighting against outfits like ISIL, Tahrir Al-Sham, Ahrar Al-Sham, and all of the other Salafist-Jihadist outfits that are operating in Mesopotamia.
Those Islamist outfits are the same reactionary outfits who are constantly seeking ways to send fighters to conduct terrorist attacks across Europe and Asia.
It is better for all of us, that the Islamist reactionaries get killed in Syria at the hands of the Syrian Arab Army, than for them to be constantly free to organise terroristic actions across the world.
Bashar Al-Assad is operating one of the world’s great ideological garbage disposal services. It’s called the Syrian Arab Army. It’s very progressive. The Syrian Arab Army destroys reactionaries and traditionalists, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, and it requires no payment for that service. I can’t think of a better deal than that.
One of the best ways to stand against Islamism, is to let Bashar Al-Assad do what needs to be done, without intervening against him.
What can you do to keep Britain safely out of this air-war?
Britain is the most consequential and capable military actor in Western Europe. Britain’s non-participation in airstrikes, not only would ensure that Britain does not end up actively participating on the wrong side of a conflict that never should have happened, it would also have a dampening effect on America’s attempt to form the ‘coalition’ that Rex Tillerson has been talking about since last night.
The question is, how can you become an active part of keeping British forces out of the air conflict? This is not exactly a difficult task, since it’s a case of simply reinforcing the status quo. The balance of forces in parliament simply needs to be maintained as it is, so that the deadlock on the issue is maintained.
This means that people need to write to their MPs, comment on social media, talk to their union leaders, and – for those who have such access, even at the local government level – engage productively in conversations with key people and keep presenting to them all of the real downsides of what intervention in the Syrian conflict could cause.
Make people aware that sentiments have not changed since 2013, and that no one wants to go to Syria to fight the Syrian Arab Army. The British public were interested in fighting against ISIL and against Tahrir Al-Sham. There is something to be strategically gained from that. There is nothing of any enduring value to Britain that can realistically be gained from fighting against the Syrian Arab Army.
It may also be a good idea to generate a list of any MPs and councillors in potentially vulnerable seats. They should be reminded that the British people have long memories, and that if any of them tries to start a parliamentary insurgency against the non-interventionist result that emerged in 2013’s vote, they should expect to be tarred on social media as being ‘a craven ally of interventionist Trump’. The threat should be formulated in such a way that it makes clear that everything will be done to try to remove those persons from their seats at the next election, if they try to bring this to a vote again. In other words, people need to make appropriate use of the space which liberal-democracy has carved out.
The Royal Air Force and the Royal Navy will not be participating in any airstrikes in Syria.
Let’s do what we can to help ensure that it really stays that way.
Kumiko Oumae works in the defence and security sector in the UK. Her opinions here are entirely her own.