Sunday, February 19, 2017

The finely tuned machine whirs




New York Times
‘Last Night in Sweden’? Trump’s Remark Baffles a Nation 
(NYT)
     During a campaign-style rally on Saturday in Florida, Mr. Trump issued a sharp if discursive attack on refugee policies in Europe, ticking off a list of places that have been hit by terrorists.
     “You look at what’s happening,” he told his supporters. “We’ve got to keep our country safe. You look at what’s happening in Germany, you look at what’s happening last night in Sweden. Sweden, who would believe this?”
     Not the Swedes.
     Nothing particularly nefarious happened in Sweden on Friday — or Saturday, for that matter — and Swedes were left baffled.
     “Sweden? Terror attack? What has he been smoking? Questions abound,” Carl Bildt, a former prime minister and foreign minister, wrote on Twitter.
. . .
     Sarah Huckabee Sanders, a White House spokeswoman, tried to clarify the president’s remarks on Sunday, saying Mr. Trump did not mean to suggest that a particular attack had happened the night before, but rather was talking about crime in general in Sweden.
     On Sunday, Mr. Trump offered his own clarification, writing on Twitter: “My statement as to what’s happening in Sweden was in reference to a story that was broadcast on @FoxNews concerning immigrants & Sweden.”
     In that story, the Fox News correspondent Tucker Carlson interviewed Ami Horowitz, a filmmaker who asserts that migrants in Sweden have been associated with a crime wave….
     Mr. Horowitz said, “Sweden had its first terrorist Islamic attack not that long ago, so they’re now getting a taste of what we’ve been seeing across Europe already.”
     It was not clear what he was referring to. In 2010, a suicide bomber struck central Stockholm, injuring two people. The bomber, Taimour Abdulwahab al-Abdaly, 28, was an Iraqi-born Swede who had developed an affinity for Al Qaeda. But that attack occurred long before the current wave of migrants fleeing war and deprivation….

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

It was yet another typical peaceful night in Sweden, unlike America. Or Russia.

Anonymous said...

I guess you fell for it again, Roy, et.al. CNN Was indeed reporting about ongoing immigration problems in Sweden the day before and that is what Trump was referencing.

Roy Bauer said...

Trump specifically referred to an event Friday or Saturday night in Sweden. He did not refer to "ongoing immigration problems" in Sweden.
Learn to read..

Anonymous said...

So much of this manner, arrogant dismissiveness, aristocratic self-entitlement, deliberate 'enemy-making', absconding of truth and integrity and dismissal of disciplinary expertise and recklessness from the Trump-ocracy is also so reminiscent of the hell we endured for years in the SOCCCD under the tyranny of a few past Boards and their 'love affair' with a former IVC President, later Chancellor. Today at IVC is only marginally better than it was because, once again, the SOCCCD Board's pernicious 'head in the sand' response to IVC's issues. Clearly they remain shamefully Saddleback-centric in their concern for the environment of the college. I suspect this accreditation visit will result in a grandiose white wash and ignoring of the low morale of the college because they too have historically proven to knee-pad nellie's of administration narrow view of truth. And if one speaks out - watch out under this administration - retaliation remains a regular event at IVC.

Anonymous said...

I was chatting with a friend in school of arts recently, apparently they are unhappy with their doofus Dean. This person said he does not advocate for them, seemingly works hard to do as little as possible, is difficult to find, smiles a lot while digging for dirt but not sharing anything and ignores the Chairs while talking and listening to only a couple of people in the school. They seem to think he may just be a plant from our former VPI, while the President smiles and looks the other way. Anyone else hearing anything from any colleagues in this beleaguered school?

Anonymous said...

The School of the Arts is "beleaguered"? More so than any other IVC school? Really?

Glenn's ability to smile and look any way that is best for him is how he survives.

If you see echoes of Trump-ocracy here is SOCCCD you should know that many in admin at the college and district level voted for Trump. Hence their weaselly lukewarm post-election statements.

Anonymous said...

http://constitution.com/media-acts-like-swedish-immigration-crisis-trump-lie-watch/

Anonymous said...

Here's the Ami Horowitz video that started it all. While filming in Stockholm, Horowitz was beaten by a group of Muslims in a so-called "no-go area".

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4024854/Moment-documentary-maker-punched-kicked-choked-five-migrants-entering-no-zone-Swedish-city.html

Anonymous said...

Watch it, and you see a blank screen with subtitles. This is journalism? If so, from the school of Joseph Goebbels.

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