Today terrorists attacked Attacked airport in Istanbul, Turkey, at last count leaving 28 dead and at least 60 injured: — At least 28 people have been killed and 60 others wounded in the attack on Istanbul Ataturk Airport in Turkey, Istanbul Gov. Vasip Sahin told Turkey’s state-run news agency TRT. It is unclear if… Read more »
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Oh, wait….wrong Turkey. Nothing quite like seeing a lame duck president pardoning the national turkey (can you tell which one’s which?). Actually, I think our comedian-in-chief is pretty good in this role. Nor did I mind his jab at GOP presidential candidates (I think some of them are turkeys). It was done in lighthearted jest…. Read more »
This appears to be a video of one of the Russian pilots who parachuted: Daily Beast: Turkmen rebels are claiming they shot and killed two Russian pilots who ejected from a jet shot down by the Turkish air force over the Syrian border. “Both of the pilots were retrieved dead. Our comrades opened fire into… Read more »
Obama today ran to the podium using a horrendous crime at a college in Oregon to rail against guns. As traumatic as these insane killings are, when Obama addressed the Nation, barely any information was available from Oregon. What was he up to? Was he throwing a shiny object, gun control, out there for the media to goggle at while, . . . while what?
Story: Heart-rending pictures of a toddler’s lifeless body washed ashore on a Turkish beach sparked horror as the cost of Europe’s burgeoning refugee crisis hit home. The images of a child lying face down in the surf at one of Turkey’s main tourist resorts has once more put a human face on the dangers faced… Read more »
Who created ISIS? Was it Jeb Bush’s brother? (Shout out to Rob Lowe- Thank you!). Can it be traced back to CIA overthrow in 1953 of Mossadeq? Jimmy Carter’s lack of leadership support for the Shah in 1979? Is it due to our support of the Saudi royals and other secular Muslim dictators? Or our… Read more »
“It is never helpful when a moral equivalency is made confusing terrorists with their victims. The only way to deal with the evils of terrorism it to wage an unrelenting war against its perpetrators, wherever they may be.”
In 1979 Afghanistan was in the middle of a civil war when it was invaded by the Soviet Union. The Russians found a most formidable adversary in the Mujahideen. Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan referred to the Mujahideen as “freedom fighters” and both Presidents covertly supplied the Mujahideen with arms and aid in effort to help them defeat the Red Menace. The Russians were unable to conquer the Afghans and finally withdrew in 1989. Most of us applauded the defeat of the Russians. During the war, the best of the Afghan fighters- the Taliban- gained control of the country and instituted strict Islam in the wake of the war. One of the Mujahideen-Taliban was named Osama Bin Laden. Bin Laden got around to thanking the US for its efforts in liberating Afghanistan in September of 2001.
‘The State of Israel faces an attack of international hypocrisy…it is our right and obligation to prevent arms from reaching Gaza. This was not a “Love Boat” it was a hate boat.’ –Prime Minster Netanyahu June 1, 2010 Israelis demonstrate as Sheikh Raed Salah, the head of the Northern Branch of the Islamic Movement in… Read more »
“Psychologically, this attack is like 9/11 for Turkey,” -Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu Really?! Seriously?!!