In the face of ongoing political pressure from the United Kingdom and the Netherlands, the President of Iceland has once again asserted the right of the Icelandic people to defend their nation from foreign financial schemes which would devastate their economy for a generation.
As unrest in the Middle East bled over into Libya, anti-government protesters were reportedly close to controlling Benghazi, the nation’s second largest city, with the security forces under dictator Moammar Gadhafi fighting for control of Tripoli’s city center. Speaking for his father, Gadhafi’s son, Seif al-Islam, warned that the unrest in the country was on the verge of exploding into civil war.
In one of the most ironic and revealing moves in the unfolding of relations between the United States and China, China has announced that it is seeking a shift to the gold standard. According to the World Gold Council, the market development organization for the gold industry, China’s appetite for gold has been rapidly expanding: It consumed 175.2 tons of gold in the fourth quarter of 2010, bringing its grand total for the year to 579.5 tons, or 18.5 million ounces. By comparison, the United States consumed a mere 233.3 tons of gold in 2010. While it is unknown how much of China’s gold acquisitions were made by private citizens, industry, or central banks, speculations remain as to what the country's true intentions are regarding its continued massive purchase and use of the gold.
Eric Zemmour, a conservative French journalist and outspoken foe of the Islamic ascendency in France, was convicted this week of inciting racism. Like Dutch politician Geert Wilders and former screen siren Brigitte Bardot, Zemmour speaks his mind on subjects that the leftst elites who rule Europe consider verboten.
Europe is unraveling. The Bank of Ireland simply prints euros without even the authority of the central bank to back it up. The creditworthiness of the debt instruments of many European nations is dropping precipitously. Muslim immigrants are rapidly overtaking the graying population of many European democracies. Christianity, once the mainstay of European culture, is now relegated more and more to Jim Crow status in many nations of Europe. The effort to create an umbrella European super-state, the European Union, is proving to be a huge flop.
It’s been called the “Carrier Killer” for its supposed ability to be launched from hundred of miles away and quickly destroy the largest vessel in the U.S. Navy fleet before defense maneuvers can be employed.
In early February archeologists in Israel unveiled a fascinating discovery in the Judean hills some 20 miles southwest of Jerusalem: a newly uncovered 1,500-year-old Christian church, complete with a well-preserved mosaic floor bearing images of lions, foxes, fish, and peacocks.
Somali thugs have hijacked the yacht of a couple who were in the middle of a sea voyage to take Bibles to other countries. As reported by the Associated Press, the yacht, called the Quest (photo, left), was taken on February 18, “two days after a Somali pirate was sentenced to 33 years in prison by a New York court for the 2009 hijacking of the Maersk Alabama.” That hijacking came to an abrupt end when Navy snipers killed two pirates holding the ship’s captain.
The inflammatory British Muslim leader who has called for Sharia law in Britain will lead a march for the same goal at the White House on March 3, he says.
London’s Daily Mail reports that Anjem Choudary (left), who heads the Islamic supremacist movement called Islam4UK, is coming to the United States to preach because “Americans are the biggest criminals in the world today.” Two other Islamic firebrands, Abu Izzadeen and Sayful Islam, will join him.
As country after country attempts to recreate the historic events in Tunisia and Egypt, most of the world's and media’s attention has been focused on the Middle East. Cable news reports often depict a map of the region with the countries in turmoil highlighted: Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Sudan, Jordan, Syria, Iraq, Iran, and Yemen. But no matter what cable news station one watches, one country — in the midst of turmoil and anti-government protests — remains unhighlighted and unmentioned on those maps: Albania.
Emboldened by the fall of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, a key ally of the United States, other pro-American regimes in the region are quickly coming to realize that their countries are not immune to the revolutionary fervor that has swept through the Middle East. In Bahrain, protests to topple the monarchy continue today, as protesters mourn the deaths of five fellow demonstrators killed the day before in a violent clash with the kingdom’s military.