The Iconoclast

Saturday, 25 March 2017
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by Conrad Black The Fall of Lucifer by Gustave Dore Almost three years ago I wrote a column here criticizing the dismissal from his employment ahead of an expected indictment of former prime ministerial assistant Bruce Carson. I was skeptical of the grounds for the indictment, which was eventually ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/25/2017 4:42 AM by Conrad Black
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Saturday, 25 March 2017
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Islamic State supporters used Facebook to celebrate the Westminster terror attack and to share propaganda praising the terrorist. Jihadist members of the social networking site gleefully shared IS-manufactured images... Mohin Khan, using the hashtag "#londonattack", said “Do your Jihad even while ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/25/2017 4:42 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Friday, 24 March 2017
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  Sherkoh Abbas , President of the Kurdistan National Assembly of Syria (KURDNAS), raised in  a recent Jns.com article the tantalizing prospect of a Kurdish- Israel- US Alliance to complete the work of destroying the Islamic State, “Are Syrian Kurds the missing ingredient in the West’s recipe ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/24/2017 3:10 PM by Jerry Gordon
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Friday, 24 March 2017
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by Esmerelda Weatherwax Tuesday 21st March; to Gravesend, in the Borough of Gravesham, in the County of Kent,  to see the parade and commemorations of the life of Pocahontas, 400 years after her death on 21st March 1617. Long standing readers might remember my interest in the young American woman ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/24/2017 2:33 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Friday, 24 March 2017
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by Hugh Fitzgerald According to most of the world’s media, an unfathomable tragedy has been slowly unfolding in Myanmar. The Buddhist majority, inflamed by sinister monks, has been persecuting, killing, even massacring, members of the entirely inoffensive Muslim Rohingya minority in the northern ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/24/2017 7:54 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Friday, 24 March 2017
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by James Como We arrived on Thursday morning, my wife and I, one full day after the troubling national elections: Would Geert Wilders’ (“I don’t hate Muslims, I hate Islam”) PPV party prevail? More generally, would the ‘Far Right’ – what in the Netherlands is called by the Far Left the ‘alt-Right’ ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/24/2017 7:40 AM by James Como
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Friday, 24 March 2017
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by Gary Fouse With the identification of Khalid Masood, the London attacker of March 22 in front of the Parliament building, the expression, "home-grown" terrorist is once again in play. Masood, was born in Kent, England. Those who oppose President Trump's travel ban on six Muslim nations often ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/24/2017 7:23 AM by Gary Fouse
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Thursday, 23 March 2017
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From Yahoo News The man who murdered three people before he was shot dead by police in London yesterday has been named as Khalid Masood. It has been confirmed that Masood, 52, was born in Kent and more recently lived in the West Midlands. He had convictions for assaults including GBH, public order ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/23/2017 11:44 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Thursday, 23 March 2017
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From the Metro and Luxemburger Wort A man has been arrested after trying to drive into a crowd in Antwerp, Belgium. Belgian police have confirmed a suspect has been detained. Prosecutors have confirmed the suspect arrested is a French national. Other reports elaborate that he is of North African ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/23/2017 9:06 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Thursday, 23 March 2017
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From Yahoo News Isis has claimed responsibility for the attack in London in which four people were killed. In a statement, issued via its Amaq news agency, a spokesperson said a ‘soldier of the Islamic state’ had carried out the attack – which caused the deaths of two civilians and a serving policeman. The ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/23/2017 7:41 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Thursday, 23 March 2017
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This is where I was on Tuesday evening, after a beautiful afternoon elsewhere spent watching something joyous, about which I intended to write on Wednesday afternoon. Instead I spend yesterday afternoon reading and watching the unfolding news of more terrorist, jihadist, Islamically inspired murders ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/23/2017 6:38 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Thursday, 23 March 2017
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Sky News via Yahoo Theresa May has told Parliament that the Westminster attacker was a British citizen who was known to police and security services. In a statement in the House of Commons, the Prime Minister said the attacker was a "peripheral" figure who had once been investigated by MI5 over concerns ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/23/2017 6:16 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Thursday, 23 March 2017
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by Rebecca Bynum The papers are downplaying the significance of Rep, Nunes' press briefing this morning, but I watched it closely and predict it will end with a huge investigation of the Obama Administration. It sounds to me as though "someone" ordered the compilation of anything and everything ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/23/2017 5:25 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Thursday, 23 March 2017
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From the Birmingham Mail and the Mirror Armed police closed off Hagley Road in Edgbastopn last night in an operation linked to the Westminster terror attacks . Unconfirmed reports claim a house was raided on an investigation which may be connected to the hire of a car used in the attacks, ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/23/2017 2:23 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Wednesday, 22 March 2017
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Update Thursday morning from the Waltham Forest Guardian - police reduce death count from five to four From the London Evening Standard The policeman was named on Wednesday evening as Keith Palmer, a 48-year-old husband and father. who was a member of the Diplomatic Protection Service. Mr Palmer ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/22/2017 5:58 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Wednesday, 22 March 2017
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From Yahoo News Although no group had yet claimed responsibility for a Wednesday attack near London’s Parliament which left four people, including the attacker, dead, the incident was immediately cheered online by supporters of the Islamic State. The identity of the attacker had yet to be confirmed ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/22/2017 5:05 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Wednesday, 22 March 2017
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From Yahoo News His knives are ringed. His beard is in the Islamic style. But he is receiving the best care the London ambulence service and NHS can provide. We do things properly. And then we want him to sing like a canary.  ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/22/2017 12:39 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Wednesday, 22 March 2017
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by David Solway Frank Marshall Davis and Barack Hussein Obama Writing in American Thinker back in early 2011, Monte Kuligowski recounts how “Barack Hussein Obama, Jr., a/k/a Barry Soetoro, appeared out of nowhere as a political Melchizedek with a mysterious and unknown past.” It is not surprising ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/22/2017 12:17 PM by David Solway
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Wednesday, 22 March 2017
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The eye witness was correct about seeing a body in the River Thames under Westminster Bridge. But according to Sky TV News she has just been pulled out alive. The River is cleaner than it was, but it's very cold at this time of year, and the currents are always powerful.  Also on the bridge and caught ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/22/2017 12:05 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Wednesday, 22 March 2017
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The latest news from Sky One woman and a second person was killed and a number of people have suffered "catastrophic" injuries after being mowed down on Westminster Bridge by the attacker. Witnesses described hearing people screaming and seeing bodies scatter as the car is understood to have mounted ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/22/2017 11:16 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Wednesday, 22 March 2017
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A major security alert is under way at the Houses of Parliament after a man was shot by police as he tried to gain entry to the Palace of Westminster. Witnesses described seeing a car crash into the perimeter fence on Westminster Bridge, hitting pedestrians, before the driver ran towards police officers ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/22/2017 10:23 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Wednesday, 22 March 2017
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by Kenneth R. Timmerman We truly live in two Americas. Every day the divide between Democrats and Republicans, Trump fans and Trump haters, seems to grow deeper. For the Trump haters, each day brings news of some dastardly treachery, some unprecedented betrayal of America and the American people. After ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/22/2017 6:52 AM by Kenneth Timmerman
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Wednesday, 22 March 2017
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by Michael Curtis On March 21, 2017 Martin McGuinness, the former chief of staff of the Irish Republican Army and street fighter turned peacemaker and politician, died of amyloidosis, a rare genetic disease, at the age of 66, a few months after he had resigned from his position as Deputy First ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/22/2017 6:39 AM by Michael Curtis
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Tuesday, 21 March 2017
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The Trump approach takes hold, worldwide. by Conrad Black Though it is hard to believe some days, the political atmosphere in Washington is slowly settling down. The Democrats drone tiresomely on, battering the piñata that there is no evidence that President Obama tapped candidate Trump’s ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/21/2017 8:16 AM by Conrad Black
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Tuesday, 21 March 2017
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by Gary Fouse Currently, many states are attempting to pass-or have passed- legislation which would preclude other forms of law being incorporated into state law. To be specific, the particular law they are trying to avoid is Islamic law-sharia (though they must avoid specifically targeting Islamic ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/21/2017 7:52 AM by Gary Fouse
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