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Breaking A Decades-Long Trend, The World Gets More Violent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

” If you were watching the news last year, it was hard to escape the impression the world was falling apart. Now the data is in. And yes, it turns out the world’s most violent conflicts got a lot bloodier in 2014 — almost 30 percent bloodier, in fact.

  According to an analysis of data from the world’s 20 most lethal wars last year, at least 163,000 people died in conflict. That compares to just under 127,000 in the 20 worst wars the previous year, a rise of 28.7 percent.”

 

 

 

 

  That’s a pretty disturbing spike by anyone’s terms. And if you look at the first few months of 2015, the violence doesn’t seem to be waning.

  What’s even more worrying is that this seems to be part of an ongoing trend that now goes back eight years. According to the Australia-based Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), global violence — as defined by a range of measures from conflict deaths, to displaced persons, to homicide rates — has been rising since 2007.”

 

 

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” This news is in many ways surprising because up to 2007, the data suggested the world was becoming a much safer place.

  According to the IEP, global violence had been broadly subsiding since the end of World War Two. Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker traces it back even further. Since the dawn of prehistory, Pinker’s research suggests, mankind has been becoming less violent.

  So what is going wrong now? And how bad could it all get? ”

 

   What could have changed ?  Couldn’t be a lack of competent leadership now could it ? Nah … they’ve assured us we’ve never been safer . Read more at Reuters …

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sarah Palin Hammers Obama For His Snub Of The Paris Anti-Terror Rally

 

 

 

 

 

 

” President Barack Obama is coming under increasing criticism for his no-show at the massive anti-terrorism, pro-free speech rally in Paris that took place on Sunday. While virtually every other world leader was in attendance including those of France, Germany, the Ukraine, Israel, Jordan, and the Palestinian Authority, not one major American official, not even Attorney General Eric Holder who flew out of Paris over the weekend, choose to show up. Sunday, Sarah Palin, the former Alaska governor, former vice presidential candidate, and current most powerful female politician on the planet, took to Facebook pm Sunday to demand why.

  She started her post by praising the unprecedented rally, which placed over a million people in the streets of Paris, as a powerful answer to the evil inflicted by the Islamist terrorists last week. Then she noted the one man who was conspicuous by his absence. Palin’s condemnation was damning.”

 

 

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US To Partially Evacuate Embassy After String Of Baghdad Explosions

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Security is being beefed up at the U.S. embassy in the capital of Iraq and some staff members are being temporarily moved to other parts of Iraq and to Jordan, following a string of explosions in the area that have killed at least 15 and wounded more than 30. 

  A State Department spokeswoman says in a statement that a “substantial majority” of U.S. embassy staff will remain even as parts of the country experience instability and violence.

  One car bomb went off in the city center, killing 10 and wounding 21. After nightfall, another explosion hit the area, killing two and wounding five. The third went off near a falafel shop in the city’s sprawling Sadr City district, killing three and wounding seven.”

 

 

    The arming of the terrorists is now complete . Whatever armament Obama failed to provide for the terrs in Libya and Syria is now in their hands in Iraq . Heck of a job Barack . 

It’s 1973 all over again and think how many decades it took the US to recover from that failure of the political class in abandoning the priceless efforts of 58,220 brave American servicemen and women . Obama can now add 3,527 bodies to his list of “Smart Diplomacy” accomplishments.

    Now that’s “leadership” . The question is to who’s benefit … Ask yourselves , could the Jihadis have elected a better president to suit their goals ? Who’s interests do the Obama administration really represent ? Is there any doubt that the terrorists are stronger and in better shape now than they were six years ago ?

 

 

Terrorist Gains Under Obama

 

 

     Here is a recent map of the mid east and north Africa that shows exactly how much the Jihadi’s have gained since our illustrious “leader” took office . All of the highlighted countries have now either experienced major growth in terrorist activity , become safe havens for terrorist training camps or have become outright fiefdoms on the road to a “Global Caliphate” . So after six years of “leadership” by the enlightened one , ask yourself , who is really better off … the free world , or the Islamists ?

And these gains in Islamist good fortunes doesn’t even take into consideration the explosion of domestic training camps being established in the US nor the Federal government’s refusal to secure the most porous border in the world , thus allowing and unrestricted flow of enemies and materiels to pour in via Mexico . Don’t you feel safer ? Thanks Barack .

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Saturday Steyn

Surrender In Geneva

 

 

” In Geneva, the participants came to the talks with different goals: The Americans and Europeans wanted an agreement; the Iranians wanted nukes. Each party got what it came for. Before the deal, the mullahs’ existing facilities were said to be within four to seven weeks of nuclear “breakout”; under the new constraints, they’ll be eight to nine weeks from breakout. In return, they get formal international recognition of their enrichment program, and the gutting of sanctions — and everything they already have is, as they say over at Obamacare, grandfathered in.

  Many pundits reached for the obvious appeasement analogies, but Bret Stephens in the Wall Street Journal argued that Geneva is actually worse than Munich. In 1938, facing a German seizure of the Sudetenland, the French and British prime ministers were negotiating with Berlin from a position of profound military weakness: It’s easy to despise Chamberlain with the benefit of hindsight, less easy to give an honest answer as to what one would have done differently playing a weak hand across the table from Hitler 75 years ago. This time round, a superpower and its allies accounting for over 50 percent of the planet’s military spending was facing a militarily insignificant country with a ruined economy and no more than two to three months’ worth of hard currency — and they gave it everything it wanted. “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Iran Nuclear Deal: Saudi Arabia Warns It Will Strike Out On Its Own

 

 

 

” A senior advisor to the Saudi royal family has accused its Western allies of deceiving the oil rich kingdom in striking the nuclear accord withIran and said Riyadh would follow an independent foreign policy.

  Nawaf Obaid told a think tank meeting in London that Saudi Arabia was determined to pursue its own foreign and policy goals. Having in the past been reactive to events, the leading Sunni Muslim nation was determined to be pro-active in future.

  Mr Obaid said that while Saudi Arabia knew that the US was talking directly to Iran through a channel in the Gulf state of Oman, Washington had not directly briefed its ally.

  “We were lied to, things were hidden from us,” he said. “The problem is not with the deal struck in Geneva but how it was done.” “

 

   Another ally , albeit an ally of convenience , sold down the river by the incompetents in the Obama administration .Are there any allies left that he hasn’t alienated or stabbed in the back ?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Unprecedented Election

Something For Sullen Among Us …

 

                                                     Everybody Gets A Turn In The Wilderness 

 

 

 

  It’s Terrible. It’s Never Happened Before.

 

 

 ” A President despised by one party has won an election despite having the economy against him and a deteriorating situation in a country he invaded, and, despite growing whispers that he’s simply not up to the job, he wins narrowly in a victory fueled by highly-motivated occasional voters who marched out to support him.

 

  The candidate beaten by this weak, lame-duck president had good qualifications on the key issue of the election. Sure, that candidate lacked charisma and warmth, and was a wealthy New Englander viewed skeptically by much of the country, but he did have a background which gave him inarguable authority to speak on the most important issue of the day.”

 

 

Read the whole thing , as they say , and be of good cheer . The tide will turn .

   Via Twitchy we get some great news for Aaron Walker although he is still saddled with the gag order re: Bomber Kimberlin so it is not a clear victory for free speech just yet . 

”   ” Fantastic news: the criminal charges against blogger Aaron Walker have been dropped.

So beat feet, Brett Kimberlin. You lose.

The court listed the reason for disposition as “nolle prosequi”, meaning the prosecutor was “unwilling to pursue” the peace order violation. ”

So , while the judge was clueless , the prosecutor knew a losing proposition when he saw it .

Good for Aaron , good for US .

   The Blaze :

   “MEET SOROS-FUNDED DOMESTIC TERRORIST BRETT KIMBERLIN WHOSE ‘JOB’ IS TERRORIZING BLOGGERS INTO SILENCE”

 

Brett Kimberlin: Meet the Soros Funded Domestic Who Is Terrorizing Bloggers Into Silence

Check this post and the previous one to catch up on exactly where the Left stands with it’s policy of tolerance and civil discourse . Does anyone remember the hue and cry regarding Gabrielle Giffords and the alleged “politics of hatred “ preached by the Right that  “caused” her shooting ?