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CrazyJoeAug. 29, 2016 - 08:16AM JST
Turkey's involvement ostensibly to destroy IS is a ploy to kill Kurds. Turkey has been complicit in the sale of oil bankrolling IS as convoys of tankers openly cross it's border from Syria. If Turkey was serious about destroying IS, it could, but won't.
Posted in: Turkey-backed rebels expel Kurdish forces from Syrian towns
CrazyJoeAug. 29, 2016 - 08:10AM JST
Why aren't the wealthy oil-rich countries of the Middle East helping the Syrians and offering them shelter? Turkey has taken in millions, also Jordan, but neither enjoys vast oil wealth. Erdogan recently proposed giving Turkish citizenship to the Syrians....most Turks were furious and will fight that idea. Globalization is an assault on people's desire for a national identity and to be tied together by heritage. Saudi Arabia? Kuwait? Qatar? The United Arab Emirates? Why aren't they pressured to help? Is it because the world only expects good behavior from whites with a European heritage? The Syrians are the only true refugees, everyone else (including the Nigerians) are heading to Europe for the economics and welfare benefits.
Posted in: Europe's refugee crisis simmers despite efforts to solve it
CrazyJoeAug. 29, 2016 - 07:56AM JST
Some of us really don't want to hear the press ask over and over and over and over again about the e mails and the Clinton Foundation. If you'd ask other questions instead of beating the dead horse GOP talking points, it might be worth it.
Posted in: Politicos spar over ethics surrounding Clinton Foundation
CrazyJoeAug. 29, 2016 - 07:34AM JST
Maybe they can't explain what Trump means because Trump can't explain what Trump means.
Posted in: Trump stand-ins struggle to speak for and defend nominee
CrazyJoeAug. 28, 2016 - 08:15AM JST
Beautiful country and people. We feel everything with you.
Posted in: Grief in Italy as nation honors, buries quake dead
CrazyJoeAug. 28, 2016 - 08:02AM JST
When will the US public realize, that the fight in Syria not is a confrontation between Sunni- and Shia-Muslims. It has for several years been a fight where most of the population desperately tries to defend themselves against, or escape from, a bloody invasion of fanatical Salafist mercenaries who aims at killing or displacing everyone, who will not bow to their supremacy.
The majority of the Syrian refugees are Sunni Muslims from the areas controlled by the Salafists. The vast majority of the internally displaced Sunni Muslims are taking shelter in the government held areas and the Kurdish controlled areas.
The Assad government is brutal, corrupt and in the long run not fit to rule the country. However, the Syrian government is secular, non-sectarian, and capable of running a civil society in the areas under its control. It has also been able to resist a huge number of extremely well armed mercenaries for more than 5 years. It is hardly possible without some kind of support from the majority of the Syrian population.
The establishment of a medieval Salafist dictatorship in Syria will be a disaster for the region, Europe and every Nation with even smaller Muslim populations, the USA included. As a result, China, Indonesia, India, Malaysia, and many others are slowly but steadily opposing the US support of the Saudi and Turkish Salafist project in Syria and Iraq. Not because they love Assad, but the alternative is simply too dangerous.
Posted in: Kurdish-led Syria forces face off with Turkish-backed rebels
CrazyJoeAug. 28, 2016 - 07:45AM JST
Anyone who thinks this man has the mentality to occupy the Oval Office is as nuts as he is.
Posted in: Trump says he would track immigrants to ensure no visa overstays
CrazyJoeAug. 27, 2016 - 07:52AM JST
The correct decision, when you consider surfers in wet suits, a nun in a habit, or a person who is simply self conscious about their appearance and stays covered would all be acceptable.
I understand the fears of the French given their last two years of attacks, but the burkini ban was directed at a symptom, not the underlying issue. People need to be cognizant that while some women surely do FREELY choose to wear the burkini, many others are forced or shamed to do so. Society needs to direct its efforts toward combating the religious ideas that result in the misogynistic chattelization of women and fetishization of their bodies.
And men, stop telling women what to wear and what not to wear.
Posted in: Top French court rules burkini bans violate basic freedoms
CrazyJoeAug. 26, 2016 - 04:25PM JST
President Obama building on the legacy of George W Bush. Shows that saving the planet is truly bipartisan.
Posted in: Obama plans to create world's largest marine protected area off Hawaii
CrazyJoeAug. 26, 2016 - 08:24AM JST
People keep saying Donald Trump appeals to racism. But other than questioning the birthplace of President Obama, saying a federal judge can't be impartial because of his Mexican heritage, calling to ban Muslims from entering the US, retweeting proud white supremacists online, posting Star of David images in a derogatory way, saying that immigrants from Mexico are rapists and criminals, and disparaging the parents of a Muslim American soldier killed in combat, what has he done that's racist?
Posted in: Clinton, Trump clash over who is best for U.S. minorities
CrazyJoeAug. 25, 2016 - 11:32AM JST
The Clinton Foundation has done good things for people internationally and to wish such an organization to close and for people to lose their jobs seems to be a contradictory stance by the GOP. Don't just take it from me, just go to their website, look at the financial disclosures. I think conflict of interest for Clinton and Trump is a fair point, but to close an non-profit organization that improves the lives of others, unlike Trump's for profit, seems shortsighted.
Posted in: Calls grow for Clintons to shut down charitable foundation
CrazyJoeAug. 25, 2016 - 11:21AM JST
He says what ever it takes to get elected no matter its accuracy, consistency, rationality or relevancy. We have had many candidates who have had problems, but not to the extent he has shown.
Posted in: Trump, aiming to widen support, makes pitch to Hispanics
CrazyJoeAug. 25, 2016 - 11:18AM JST
Buena suerte, Colombia. El futuro brilla. Good luck, Colombia. The future shines bright.
Posted in: Colombia, FARC rebels reach deal to end half-century of war
CrazyJoeAug. 25, 2016 - 07:37AM JST
Glad to see ISIS defeated again. Its a shame Assad and the Russians have killed more civilians in Syria than they've killed ISIS terrorists. Turkey is invading Syria because they're afraid of the Kurds there, who are this close to taking over the entire northern sector all the way to the Mediterranean Sea. The Turks are also afraid the success of the Kurds in Syria will lead to the southern part of Turkey rising up and joining them, as there are many Kurds there.
Posted in: Turkish tanks roll into Syria, pushing Islamic State out of key border town
CrazyJoeAug. 25, 2016 - 07:26AM JST
My deepest condolences go out to the people of Italy. Our hearts are with you.
Posted in: Italy earthquake death toll rises to 247
CrazyJoeAug. 24, 2016 - 12:28PM JST
Crazy Uncle Joe is at it again - making promises he knows he can't follow through on.
Posted in: Biden tells Baltic countries not to take Trump seriously
CrazyJoeAug. 24, 2016 - 07:43AM JST
Hillary is the only Secretary of State to ever receive requests from notable or wealthy people?
Posted in: Clinton Foundation donors got face time with her at State
CrazyJoeAug. 24, 2016 - 07:30AM JST
Thank you Mr. President. You continue to serve the American people well.
Posted in: Obama vows support for flood-hit Louisiana after the 'cameras leave'
CrazyJoeAug. 23, 2016 - 02:36PM JST
Years ago, Golda Meir identified conditions essential to peace in the middle East, namely, "Peace will come when the Arabs start to love their children more than they hate us." As quoted in The Agony of the Promised Land (2004) by Joshua Levy, Ch. 23 "The Hope for Peace", p. 187.
The participation of a 12-13 year old lad in the suicide-murder episode in Turkey, and other similar episodes elsewhere, indicate, inter alia, that Golda's dictum applies as well to non-Arab Muslims of jihadist persuasion, who clearly still hate "us" (all non-ISIS adherents) more than they love their children.
Posted in: In Iraq, Nigeria and now Turkey, child bombers strike
CrazyJoeAug. 23, 2016 - 08:02AM JST
“'I’m not flip-flopping,' Trump said. 'We want to come up with a really fair, but firm answer. It has to be very firm. But we want something fair.'”
Everything's negotiable to Donald. Central platform planks, core values, promises that aren't promises, his vision (such as it is) for the future of America, all of it's in play to get you to buy that used car.
Flop-flip, flip-flop, flippety-flappety, floppity-bippitee-bobbitee-boo! How many many many times can I possibly fool you?
Posted in: Trump vows 'fair, but firm' approach to illegal immigration
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Aug. 30, 2016 - 12:10PM JST
Well at least he's good as Super Mario, so nobody will get bored until 2020.
Posted in: Majority want Abe to stay on until Tokyo 2020 Olympics: poll
Aug. 30, 2016 - 12:06PM JST
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Aug. 30, 2016 - 12:05PM JST
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Posted in: Powerful typhoon expected to make landfall over northeast Japan
Aug. 30, 2016 - 12:04PM JST
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Posted in: Gov't considers scrapping Monju reactor as restart requires more money
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