While hours were wasted on the Cruz-Carson nontroversy, all sorts of things happened.

In politics:
Ted Cruz’s campaign raised $3 million dollars since the Iowa caucus.

Jimmy Carter back-handedly endorsed Cruz.

Ben Carson’s campaign is cutting 50 staff jobs.

Here’s just how unlikely Hillary Clinton’s 6-for-6 coin-toss victories would have been.

Speaking of Hillary, she wants to keep her security clearance during the congressional inquiry on her egregious security violations while she was Secretary of State.

The State Department announced Friday that it would not release 22 e-mails from Clinton’s private server after a review found they contained information designated as top secret. U.S. officials who reviewed the e-mails tell us they contain the names of U.S. intelligence officers overseas, but not the identities of undercover spies; summaries of sensitive meetings with foreign officials; and information on classified programs like drone strikes and intelligence-collection efforts in North Korea.

Which in turn takes us to this, The Democrats’ New Game: State Goes Back and Retroactively Classifies Emails Sent to Powell’s and Rice’s Personal Accounts, So They Can Say “Everybody Does It”.

Pres. Obama visited a mosque for the first time he’s been in office. The locale, the Islamic Society of Baltimore (ISB), has been under FBI surveillance since 2010.

The National Debt Just Blew Past $19 Trillion.

The Chicago Stock Exchange Says It’s Being Sold to Chinese-Led Group. Let’s hope they keep GAAP rules, but I shudder to think of corporate espionage opportunities.

A Capt. Louis Renault moment: The NYT thinks Ted and Marco are not Latinos because open borders activist Jorge Ramos (whose daughter works for Hillary’s campaign) says they “forgot their own roots.” Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim (also pro-open borders) reportedly became the largest shareholder of New York Times Co (NYT.N) after exercising warrants to double his stake in the publisher to 16.8% last year.

Overseas,
Obama pledges more than $450 million aid to help Colombia peace plan. The FARC-Colombian government deal will effectively legalize the narco-terrorist organization’s activities.

The Palestinian Authority is opening an embassy in Brazil’s capital. It will be the PA’s first embassy in our hemisphere.

The First Shipment of Crude Oil from United States Arrives in Venezuela.

Zika May Change Latin America’s View on Abortion

ISIS fighters in Libya surge as group suffers setbacks in Syria, Iraq.

And one for the “no crap, Sherlock,” file: German spy agency says ISIS sending fighters disguised as refugees.

So, can we please start to focus on the issues, rather than on these nontroversy distractions?

Fausta Rodriguez Wertz writes on U.S, and Latin American politics, news, and culture at Fausta’s Blog.

Rooster Cogburn:  You can’t serve papers on a rat, you have to kill him or let him be.

True Grit 1969

 

As each day goes by the apparent crisis in Europe is getting clearer and the costs of unassimilated Muslims is becoming clear even to the most jaded apparatchiks in the EU.

The fact that all of this could  have been avoided by simply applying the same rule of law to everyone as they came is completely lost on a society that basically spent their entire post World War 2 lifetimes being defended by someone else and thus not realizing that a civil society comes at a cost, so now we’ve come to the point were the final decision has to be made, there are three choices.

The best choice, the choice that should have been made up front is RULE OF LAW.

This involves actually enforcing all the laws on all the citizens.  This will mean a lot of pushback by the entrenched Islamsts who have become defacto rulers of their own fiefdoms but at this moment the various governments are still strong enough to do this.

If this is done vigorously it will have two results, first it will provide an initial violent reaction BUT if the average muslim who simply wants a better life see that Europeans are willing to protect them from the vocal & violent minority in their midst that terrorizes them in the long run they will decide that a free Europe is worth living in.

This is the least likely scenario as the evidence is that Europe’s elites don’t have the courage for it.

The second choice (and the most likely) The Rule of Mob.

This involves things staying as they are in terms of law enforcement toward intrenched Islamists but supplemented by individual gangs of Europeans like this:

On a frigid night in this industrial city, three local men pulled up to a curb in a beat-up van sporting the stars and bars of the American Confederacy (because, they said, they just liked the look of it). Soon, they joined a dozen other beefy vigilantes gathering on a sidewalk for their first patrol to keep “our women” safe.

These are the Soldiers of Odin, a new far-right citizens group sprouting chapters across Finland. Its members are multiplying as this northern nation becomes a case study in the fear and suspicion gripping Europe after multiple sexual assaults allegedly committed by asylum seekers and others on New Year’s Eve.

These groups will be backed by the people and the police and pols, while giving lip service to “rule of law” & “diversity” will discover that a European willing to violently ignore police are just as dangerous and motivated as Islamists willing to do the same.  Having learned the lessons from the Islamists you will have defacto divided states and a kind of equilibrium because this is something the Islamists understand.  The result will be sort of like the old Feudal days with the various groups controlling territory and offering protection while the government pretends they are actually in charge.

Expect the very rich to either scoot or have private security to protect themselves

Eventually this will end by civil wars across the continent.

The final choice:  Submission.

The European Elites, largely childless and with no firm belief in their societies or their God and not caring about the next generation go all in with Islam, suppressing the attempts to counter the violence. They will over the course of a generation abandon their liberal social positions and find excuses to go along. Those who can will either flee or create their own personal safe spaces in a bizarre parody of the current Islamic no-go zones. The government’s will pretend nothing has changed but by 2050 you will not tell the difference between a city in Iran & a city in Germany.

The 2nd great migration to America will take place and Australia will become Fortress Australia, meanwhile this will force the Russian hand and will create some interesting alliances among nations that don’t make this choice.

There is not a lot of time for Europe to make one of these choice instead of having it forced upon them. Not making a choice will lead to choice two but will end in choice 3.

Update: This story out of Russia shows It’s not just Europe proper that has this issue.

 

The refugees had previously been ordered to leave Norway for “bad behavior” and tried their luck in Russia. What they didn’t realize when they went out clubbing in Murmansk is that Russians have less tolerance when it comes to sexual assault on local women than other European countries.

The refugees allegedly groped and harassed women in a similar manner as the assaults in Cologne on New Year’s Eve. A group of male Russian took them aside to “educate” them that “Cologne is 2,500 kilometers south of here.” (RELATED: Cologne Prepares For More Sexual Assaults During Carnival This Week)

The refugees tried to flee but were quickly captured by the Russians. They then took them out to the street and gave them a beating they will remember. Police arrived to break up the fight but locals report that they threw a few punches at the refugees before arresting 33 of them. Eighteen refugees were in such bad condition they had to be take to the hospital.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2016/02/04/refugees-go-clubbing-in-russia-harass-girls-wake-up-in-hospital-the-next-morning/#ixzz3zIfvz3dW

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