Hail Britannia: VOTE LEAVE


Vote Brexit 6-23-16

What kind of word math do you get when you add Britain and exit the EU? You get Brexit. Apparently most of the United Kingdom’s ruling elites do not desire to leave the European Union. Those British ruling elites are placing a large amount of gloom and doom on British voters if they decide to leave the EU in a June 23, 2016 referendum. Justin Smith in good American style of mistrusting big government favors the Brexit crowd of the UK.

 

(Of interest is the Breitbart tag Brexit)

 

JRH 5/15/16

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Hail Britannia: VOTE LEAVE

Break the EU’s Chains

 

By Justin O. Smith

Sent: 5/14/2016 1:39 PM

 

The British people seem ready to leave the European Union through an historic June 23rd referendum, because they are tired of the high-handed tyrannical regulations, clauses and counter clauses, emanating from the EU Council on even the simplest aspects of their everyday lives. They have determined that leaving the EU will be the best step towards reclaiming their nation’s sovereignty and democratic rule in all matters of immigration and border control, their economy, free trade and national security, and they are proudly waving the Union Jack, as they tell their would be masters in Brussels to “go to hell”, declaring their independence.

 

In November 2015, U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron attempted to renegotiate a treaty change with European Union Council President Donald Tusk concerning U.K. sovereignty, trade, immigration and economic governance, but Tusk rejected it all, with the minor exception regarding the handling of a few million pounds for children’s benefits. This dismal failure of PM Cameron only offered proof that the EU was closed to any substantial moves towards reform [The Telegraph & Financial Times], which created a renewed and angry momentum for the Out of Europe, Vote Leave and Brexit” movements.

 

Corporatists, transnationalists, advocates of the UN 2030 Agenda [Blog Editor: I’m a bit of anti-UN/anti-globalist kind-of-guy so here’s an anti-UN 2030 Agenda article. I’m not sure if Justin is on board with my concerns], the BBC and the Guardinista establishment [The Guardian’s pro-UN 2030 Agenda] are presenting dishonest and fear-based monologues, regarding the uncertainty a U.K. exit from the EU might bring. They enjoy being able to circumvent individual nation’s policies by going through Brussels, and most of them have been made rich through their deals with the tyrannical, unelected and entrenched bosses of the European Union.

 

Despite disingenuous conclusions from the transnationalist President Obama, does anyone really believe that a hundred years of shared security concerns and initiatives and trade agreements between the U.S. and the U.K. will be detrimentally affected by a “Yes” vote to leave the EU?

 

What cogent thought process could people, like Lena Komileva (London economist), possibly be using when they ascribe the term “illiberal” to the British people’s desire for nationalist policies [last paragraph Bloomberg] and reclaiming Britain’s sovereignty?

 

It will not take years for the U.K. to renegotiate trade deals with the U.S., as Obama suggests, but rather only months. And, if small nations like South Korea and Chile can succeed in global markets, certainly Britain also will continue to succeed, especially since the EU already imports 45% of British exports.

 

Membership in the EU currently costs Britain approximately $30 billion annually. Although $55 billion in austerity cuts were made by the Chancellor of the Exchequer during the last Parliament, Britain’s contribution to the EU was roughly $132 billion. Every cut in public spending could be reversed, and Britain could still pay down its deficit faster if Britain were to leave the European Union. [VoteLeaveTakeControl.org data in British Pounds between UK and EU]

 

In February, Gerald Mason, senior vice-president of Britain’s high profile Tate and Lyle Sugars, made a mockery of claims by Britain Strong in Europe that Brexit would spell economic disaster for the U.K., when he stated, “we are absolutely certain that our business and people who work in it would have a more secure future outside the EU” [Evening Standard 4th paragraph].

 

Priti Patel, U.K.’s employment minister, told the Daily Telegraph in March [Same quote Daily Mail 2/22/16]:

 

“The Prime Minister has tried hard but the EU refused to give the British people what they want … The only way to take back control over our economy … to create more jobs and growth is to Vote Leave.”

 

However, national security is the issue currently foremost in most Britons minds, but Eurocentrics, who believe the U.K. will be safer in the EU through cooperation on crime and terrorism, have failed to see that the EU has never been capable of agreeing on effective foreign policy. Also not taken into account, the EU recently embraced the expanded definition of “refugee” put forth by the United Nations in its 2030 Agenda. [See also point #2 of UN adopting Sustainable Development Goals] Nigel Farage, UKIP leader, warns that the U.K. will not be able to handle the upcoming surge of migrants, if it stays in the EU. He observed during the April 1st Munk Debate that “Jeane-Claude Juncker, the unelected president of the European Commission, has changed the definition of what a refugee is, to include people … from war torn areas … (and) from extreme poverty … (and) perhaps 3 billion people could possibly come to Europe (as a result). [I found this quote at WND]

 

There are also reports of Bosnia, with a population of 3.8 million, being infiltrated by Islamic State terrorists. They are buying property there, and they would be free to travel to the U.K., if Bosnia is granted EU membership.

 

Andrew Rosindell, a Conservative member of Parliament, stated in March [Bloomberg]: “Being in the EU means we don’t have control of our own systems, we don’t have control of our own borders. We are effectively tied to countries which I think are not as good at protecting their people as we have been.”

 

One can only imagine the palpable red-hot anger of the British people, upon hearing Martin Shulz, European Parliament president, say that he was [The Telegraph] “sad and angry (over) the undertone of national resentment” and it was “not possible” to make the changes PM Cameron wanted. Shulz added that Britain “belongs” to the EU — really? — just watch, wait and see.

 

Downing Street has declared that “a vote to leave is a vote to leave” [Near exact wording in Cameron photo caption in Herald Scotland]. A Leave vote will facilitate the U.K.’s departure through Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty [Britain & Europe discussion on Article 50], and terms for Britain’s withdrawal will then be negotiated over the next two years.

 

Over forty years ago, Britain last debated her relationship with Europe, and even then, elected officials on both the right and left, such as two of the most iconic political figures of that era — Enoch Powell and Tony Benn, campaigned against the U.K.’s membership in what was then the European Economic Community. They objected to Britain’s elected government meekly surrendering Britain’s national sovereignty to unelected foreign entities and the fundamental lack of democracy in the EU.

 

Lady Margaret Thatcher knew that it would be near impossible to effectively and efficiently impose one currency, one economy and one national identity on many different countries (now 28) with such different languages, histories, customs and cultures in general. Early on, the Iron Lady called the attempt to create a European super-state “the greatest folly of the modern era.” [Townhall]

 

Britons, excited and optimistic, are moving forward to reclaim a more-free, prosperous, ally connected and nationally secure Britain, through their own elected officials and their own choices and wisdom, breaking free of the heavy, bureaucratic chains of the European Union. They will vote for an independent future in the world, benefiting all, and, as they shout “Hail Britannia”, they will vote to leave in June.

 

By Justin O. Smith

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Edited by John R. Houk

All text embraced by brackets and links are by the Editor.

 

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Paris: In the Shadow of Terrorism


Justin does a brief run down on the Islamic terrorists in France through the morning of the 16th.

JRH 11/17/15

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Paris: In the Shadow of Terrorism

By Justin O. Smith

Sent: 11/16/2015 12:23 PM

I bowed my head in silent prayer when the first reports of another terrorist attack in Paris started trickling across numerous news feeds, like BFM-TV, BBC and the Independent. And today, millions of Americans and the people of Europe are continuing their prayers and support for the victims __ those wounded and murdered __ and their families, with their lives torn asunder by these evil, abominable, horrific and inhuman attacks.

On Friday the 13th 2015, reports started simply as “gunfire reported,” but once report of two explosions at Stade de France arrived, news agencies realized a full blown terrorist attack was underway. AK-47 gunfire erupted at 9:25 pm (2:25 pm CST) at Petit Cambodge, a Cambodian restaurant, killing 15 people and wounding 18 more; but, the first of seven coordinated terror attacks in Paris suburbs, throughout the 10th and 11th Arrondissements (Districts), Boulevard Charonne, Boulevard Voltaire, Rue de Fontaine au Roi, the Louvre Museum and several others, began when a suicide bomber, now known to have made his way to Paris posing as a Syrian refugee, detonated his explosives outside the stadium at 9:20 pm.

Ten months after the ‘Charlie Hebdo’ attack, the chaos and horror, of the deadliest attack in France since WWII and the deadliest attack in Europe since the 2004 Madrid bombing, is seen in the timeline of the reports and the speed of the murderous rampage, after four terrorists burst through the doors of the Bataclan Concert Hall and took control of the crowd watching ‘Eagles of Death Metal’, a California band. From 4:03 pm CST, the tragedy leaped from BBC’s report of “16 killed and 100 held hostage” to Reuters’ report at 4:20 pm CST of 40 dead, 60 wounded and 100 held hostage.

In the aftermath and with vigils being held from London’s Trafalgar Square to France’s Arc de Triomphe, we now know that 89 of the 132 murdered victims were executed one by one in the concert hall, as the terrorists shouted “Allahu Akbar” and “Syria.” Some people hid in the stairwells, one pregnant woman dropped from a second story window and others escaped, like Ginnie Watson, from fire exits. The terrorists did not detonate their suicide bombs until French special forces units stormed the building at 5:25 pm CST (Telegraph). Three more people have since died from their injuries on Sunday November 15th. Ninety were critically injured with 42 still in intensive care, and in total, 352 people were hospitalized.

Louise Dewast, ABC Paris editor, reported hearing “12 loud bangs” as special forces stormed Bataclan. Some of those “bangs” were police concussion grenades and three were the terrorists’ bombs.

BFM-TV’s live pictures illustrated the true horror that was taking place across Paris. Bodies were laying on the sidewalk outside the Petit Cambodge Restaurant. Some of the dead were found in the alley behind Bataclan Concert Hall, having tried to escape as they were being gunned down. And there were police, fire and emergency vehicles and ambulances lining the streets for hundreds of yards, as onlookers shook with fear and grief and anger

By all eyewitnesses’ accounts, the terrorists were well trained, firing and emptying their ammo clips rapidly and reloading quickly numerous times. Government officials and intelligence officers everywhere have stated that making the bombs completely undetected and coordinating multiple attacks by three terrorist teams takes a significant level of sophistication.

Near midnight in France, President Francois Hollande was visibly shaken, as he addressed his countrymen and declared a national state of emergency. He had been attending the soccer game between Germany and France inside the Stade de France, when one of the terrorists detonated his bomb. As the seriousness of the attacks became even more evident, President Hollande also ordered France’s borders closed and the deployment of 1500 French soldiers to secure Paris’s perimeter: A hunt was on for accomplices and cars utilized in this heinous attack.

Standing in front of Bataclan (7:30 pm CST), President Francois Hollande exclaimed, “We are going to fight, and our fight will be merciless …”

Soon after the initial attacks were reported to have ended by BFM-TV around 5:50 pm CST, messages from world leaders started arriving in France:

Prime Minister David Cameron expressed shock and concluded with, “Our thoughts and prayers are with Paris tonight. I will do whatever I can to help.”

President Obama, who had just declared that “ISIS is contained” less than 24 hours earlier, stated, in part, “once again we’ve seen an outrageous attempt to terrorize innocent civilians … This is an attack on humanity and the universal values that we share.”

Jans Soltenberg, NATO Secretary General, stated — “I am deeply shocked by the horrific terrorist attacks across Paris tonight. We stand strong and united in the fight against terrorism. Terrorism will never defeat democracy.”

By Sunday, French, Serbian and Greek officials had confirmed that two of the terrorists had traveled from Syria in March and two more in May. One of the stadium bombers was using a Syrian passport in the name of Ahmad Almomohammad that had been used on the Greek island of Leros on October 3rd. Three French nationals were part of the plot, along with one female suicide bomber.

As the attacks were unfolding, James Woolsey, former Director of the CIA, told BBC that the flood of refugees from Syria have made something of this nature much easier to stage and carry out. He concluded, “We [the U.S.] may have to fight this war and fight it much more thoroughly than anyone is right now.”

The AP in Iraq reported that intelligence groups were warned days in advance, and the Islamic State had sent messages through social media giving their blessing to the mission, hinting at the attack 72 hours prior. It is also known that French authorities knew five years ago that one of the terrorists in Friday’s attack, Imael Mostafa Mostefai, a French citizen, had terror ties.

Thankfully, German officials arrested a 51 year old Muslim man with ten automatic weapons and explosives on November 5th near the Austrian border. He was headed for Paris, and he is now being held in Berlin in connection with the Paris attacks.

Wasn’t this information shared across the European Union and in the United States, so security in the free world could be placed on heightened alert?

Why wasn’t France’s security level at “severe”, which indicates a high likelihood of an attack?

Now an eighth terrorist — 26 year old, Belgium born, Salah Abdeslam — is on the run (at this writing) although a police siege was carried out around 8:00 am CST in Molenbeek, Belgium, because police mistakenly thought they had him cornered; Brahim Abdeslam, his brother, and six other terrorists killed themselves the night of the attacks. Unrecognized at the time, Salah actually managed to slip through one checkpoint on Saturday near the Belgium border. Also, Mohammed Abdeslam, another brother, and several family members have been arrested in Brussels.

The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attacks. Intelligence officials have named Abdelhammad Abaaoud as the suspected mastermind; Ahmed Almohammad and Sami Amimour are named as two of the bombers. The Islamic State also warns that other nations conducting airstrikes in Syria can expect the same sort of attacks.

One hundred sixty-eight raids were conducted late last night (the 15th) and early Monday morning in Paris, Calaise, Lyon and on the Belgian border. Twenty-three arrests have been made, with 104 more under house arrest, as more rifles and rocket launchers have been found. And a Belgian police operation is also ongoing in Molenbeek, a Brussels suburb.

Saturday, a Frenchman wheeled a piano to the Bataclan and started playing John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’. The West Point football team waved the French flag, and from New York to Sydney to London, national buildings like the World Trade Center, the Tower Bridge and Belfast City Hall were lit in France’s red, white and blue colors to show unity with France and many nations’ heartfelt sympathy and sorrow for the victims and their families.

As the Bells of Notre Dame ring out this morning (the 16th), we pray and we prepare for war. We stand in the shadow of the attacks on France and we stand on the ramparts, as we defend freedom and liberty against the islamofascists of the world. We hear the words of “La Marseillaise”, the French national anthem, sung loudly and proudly today across France and those nations standing united with her, and we have come to understand that the spirit of humanity and God is greater than any terrorist act or group of terrorists can ever be.

By Justin O Smith

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Editing by John R. Houk

 

© Justin O. Smith