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The Cream Puff Corps: Australia, Belgium, Britain And France – Not Just The Netherlands

 

 

 

” If trains and buss are no longer safe places for soldiers on their way to work, surely they are no longer safe for ordinary citizens either.

” The best thing you can do is to make an effort to kill any infidel, French, American, or any of their allies… Smash his head with a rock, slaughter him with a knife, run him over with a car throw him from a high place, choke him or poison him.” — Mohammed al-Adnani, ISIS spokesman, September 2014.

  Instead of telling their soldiers to hide themselves, Western governments should tell their soldiers to show themselves to make clear to the jihadists, and to frightened citizens, that we in the West are not afraid of terrorists. On the contrary, we will root them out and come down on them with all our military might.

  Earlier this week, Timon Dias wrote on these pages that the Dutch authorities have ordered Dutch soldiers not to wear their uniforms when they are using public transport on their way to the barracks. But the Dutch are not the only cowards in the West. Unfortunately, the Netherlands is not the only country that, for fear of attacks by Muslim extremists, has advised its military to no longer wear their uniforms in public. Apparently, Australia, Belgium, Britain and France have done the same. “

 

 

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This Traffic Jam Was Stuck In Belgian Forest For 70 Years

 

 

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Image credits: Theo van Vliet

 

 

 

” These spooky apocalyptic images are not a scene from “Walking Dead”, they were actually taken at one of the biggest car cemeteries in the world – the Chatillion Car Graveyard, Belgium.

  According to an urban legend these cars were left behind by US soldiers from World War II, who could not ship them back to the US so they decided to hide them in a forest until they could come back and retrieve them. The locals disagree and say that it’s simply an old car dump of vehicles made after the WWII.

  At one point there were four car graveyards in Chatillon with as many as 500 retro vehicles. Unfortunately, most of the cars were stolen or removed by the locals and due to environmental issues the whole graveyards was cleared in 2010.”

 

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Belgium Police Release Video Of Deadly Jewish Museum Attack

 

 

 

 

 

” Belgium police on Sunday released video footage of the gunman who shot and killed four people a day earlier in what appeared to be a premeditated attack on the Jewish Museum in Brussels.

  In the video, the suspect can be seen entering the museum carrying two heavy black bags from which he then pulls a Kalashnikov automatic rifle and opens fire. The man’s face is not clear in the footage as his head is covered by a gray cap.

  An Israeli couple, a French woman and a Belgian man died in the deadly shooting, which has revived fears of a fresh wave of anti-Semitism in Europe. The Belgian national died of his wounds in hospital on Sunday.

  Speaking at a press conference in Brussels on Sunday, deputy prosecutor Ine Van Wymersch said security officials were looking for a lone suspect in the lethal shooting. The suspect, she added, was “armed and well prepared.”

 

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BNP Banker, His Wife And Nephew Murdered In Belgium

 

 

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” In the beginning it was banker suicides. Then about two weeks ago, suicides were replaced by outright murders after the execution-style killing of the CEO of a bank in otherwise sleepy (and tax evasive) Lichtenstein by a disgruntled client. Then on Friday news hit of another execution-type murder in just as sleepy, if not so tax evasive, Belgium, where in the city of Vise, a 37-year-old Director at BNP Paribas Fortis was murdered alongside his wife and a 9 year old nephew in a premeditated and orchestrated drive-by shooting.

L’venir reports:

 
 

  According to Marcel Neven, Mayor of Vise, nothing can yet explain what caused the violent shooting that rocked the neighborhood sports hall of his town this Friday, April 18, late at night. A man of 37 years, Benedict Philippens, bank manager Ans-Saint-Nicolas, was shot. A little 9 year old boy, living in Dolhain, was also killed. A lady, the wife of the man and the boy’s aunt and godmother, Carol Haid, 37 also died of her injuries on Saturday, in the morning. She was hit by three bullets in the back, said a judicial source.”

 

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WWI Armament Kills 2 Workers In Flanders Fields

 

 

 

” An armament from World War I has exploded at an industrial site in the former Flanders battlegrounds, killing two construction workers and injuring two more.” 

 

” Johan Lescrauwaert of the Ypres prosecutor’s office said a shell or grenade from the 1914-1918 war exploded near the workers. The circumstances were unclear because there was apparently no digging at the site, the usual cause of such accidents, he told VRT network.”

Flanders Field continues to claim young men nearly one hundred years on . Read more here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

China Sold Second-Largest Amount Ever Of US Treasurys In December: And Guess Who Comes To The Rescue

 

 

 

 

” While we will have more to say about the disastrous December TIC data shortly, which was released early today, and which showed a dramatic plunge in foreign purchases of US securities in December – the month when the S&P soared to all time highs and when everyone was panicking about the 3% barrier in the 10 Year being breached and resulting in a selloff in Tsy paper – one thing stands out. The chart below(above) shows holdings of Chinese Treasuries (pending revision of course, as the Treasury department is quite fond of adjusting this data series with annual regularity): in a nutshell, Chinese Treasury holdings plunged by the most in two years, after China offloaded some $48 billion in paper, bringing its total to only $1268.9 billion, down from $1316.7 billion, and back to a level last seen in March 2013! “

 

    Not exactly confidence inspiring Barack , especially when you consider that the Japanese shed billions in US treasuries in December as well . Read more at Zero Hedge .

 

 

 

 

 

 

European Far-Right Parties Team Up Against Islam And Brussels

 

 

 

” Six European far-right parties joined forces Thursday to combat immigration and European bureaucracy ahead of 2014 elections, French newspaper Liberation reported.

The parties, which include France’s Front National, are teaming up against two common enemies: Brussels and Islam, the newspaper said. The Netherlands’ PVV, Belgium’s Vlaams Belang, Italy’s Liga Norte, Swedish democrats and Austria’s Freedom Party met at a hotel in Vienna to discuss the outlines of their collaboration.

The meeting happened in secret so as not to attract the attention of possible demonstrators, the paper said, and to be able to devote their time to strategizing about the future of the far-right in Europe.

But Andreas Molzer, the organizer of the meeting and an Austrian member of the European Parliament, confirmed the meeting took place. “The points that unite us are more important than those that separate us,” he told Liberation.”

 

   The “extreme right” of Europe seems to be very similar to the Tea Party on this side of the pond . In typical leftist controlled media fashion those with a divergent viewpoint must be “extreme” . More power to the nationalists . Who really wants their country to be turned into Islamic slums even as the original citizens are forced top foot the bill ?

 

 

 

 

 

Drug Traffickers Hacked Shipping Systems To Track Large Drug Shipments

 

 

” A group of international cyber investigators from Dutch and Belgian have found massive computer hacking attacks on shipping companies in Belgium’s city of Antwerp conducted by a well organised drug smuggling gang.

During the crack down in May 2013, more then 250 kilograms of containers were seized, containers of bananas filled with 114 kilograms of cocaine were found at the end of  April 2013 in a cargo of wood from Chile which was landed in the Dutch port of Rotterdam.

Police arrested two Belgian IT specialist during the raids along with weapons and cash.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10 Most Badass Swimming Pools In The World [SLIDESHOW]

 

The Ubud Hanging Gardens pools in Bali are amazing. The multi-level infinity pool overlooking the jungle is designed to mimc the surrounding environment. (Photo: Freshome)

” The Ubud Hanging Gardens pools in Bali are amazing. The multi-level infinity pool overlooking the jungle is designed to mimc the surrounding environment. (Photo: Freshome)”

 

 

Need another sample ? Well Here you are .

 

 

The Marina Bay Sands in Singapore is the longest elevated swimming pool in the world. It is 492 feet long and actually stretches across three separate buildings. (Photo: Sunday Times UK)

” The Marina Bay Sands in Singapore is the longest elevated swimming pool in the world. It is 492 feet long and actually stretches across the top of 3 separate buildings. (Photo: Sunday Times UK)”

 

 

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Belgium Sentences Man To 4 Months In Jail For Burning Koran

 

 

 

 

” Belgium was liberated from Nazi occupation from September 1944 to February 1945. Ostend was liberated in September 1944. Unfortunately it appears to be under Fascist occupation once again.

In Belgium a man was convicted for ‘racist hate speech’ because he publicly tore up a Koran, before the eyes of a group of Muslims. The case illustrates the need to protect free speech against those seeking to criminalise ‘Islamophobia’.

On 8 June 2012 a man, identified as Arne S., participated in a demonstration organised by a radical right-wing political party, Vlaams Belang (‘Flemish Interest’), opposing the construction of a mosque in the Belgian coastal city of Ostend.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Not Many Survive So Enjoy The Reminiscences Of One Veteran Who Is Still Around To Tell Of It

 

 

 

” NEW BERN, N.C. — It was probably all over but the dying in late 1944, but no one could convince Germany’s Adolf Hitler of the fact.

In the seas, he was sending orders that virtually turned his once-feared, but now miniscule U-boat fleet into kamikazes; on land, he was pressing a mixture of his best warriors and some untrained teenaged soldiers to make a last great offensive to break the incoming Allied forces before they crossed the Rhine.

He chose to assault the American line along the Ardennes mountains in Belgium because he believed Americans would be the quickest to run. On Dec. 16, a surprise attack opened one of the longest battles of the war (it would last through late January 1945) — a battle that, at times, looked dark for the Yanks.

Its official name was the Ardennes Counteroffensive. But when newspapers ran maps showing the deep curvature of the American battle lines as a result of the offensive, the battle was popularly renamed “The Battle of the Bulge.”

Retired U.S. Army Col. Abbott Weatherly, now 96, remembers the battle well. He was in the thick of it, a young artillery major overseeing a battery with the 113th Field Artillery — a unit raised, in part, from Battery D, National Guard, in New Bern.

Abbott, born in 1916, graduated from the New Bern school system in 1935, when he signed up with the National Guard armory — located then where the New Bern police station is today. “

 

Stunning Shortlist Of Entries For The Sony World Photography Awards

 

Having a laugh: Two old friends share a few jokes while smoking their pipes in Vietnam captured by Huu Hung Truong

Having a laugh: Two old friends share a few jokes while smoking their pipes in Vietnam captured by Huu Hung Truong

 

” These stunning pictures represent just a handful of the thousands of entries submitted to the 2013 Sony World Photography Awards – with this year’s competition looking set to become one of the most impressive to date.

From brilliant nature shots to moving real life portraits, photographers both amateur and professional have submitted the very best of their work in the hope of scooping some of the $30,000 (£19,000) of prize money on offer.

And it’s not too late to enter. Anyone can submit a picture but with just a week left until the deadline, the judges are keen that nobody should miss out on the chance to win. “

Wallflower: A member of Ethiopia's Hamer tribe shows off her brilliantly colourful costume as she poses for Belgium photographer Pascal Mannaerts in Harar, a Muslim enclave in the very Christian Ethiopia

Wallflower: A member of Ethiopia’s Hamer tribe shows off her brilliantly colourful costume as she poses for Belgium photographer Pascal Mannaerts in Harar, a Muslim enclave in the very Christian Ethiopia

 

 

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10 COOLEST LIGHT ART FESTIVALS AROUND THE WORLD

 

Coolest Light Art

 

Light Festival in Ghent, Belgium

 

 

 

 

 

 

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