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    Justasking

    One of the main reasons for the huge democratic protests in Turkey last year was the people's disgust with Erdogan's open support of the fundamentalist Al Qaeda rebels in Syria.

    Ordinary and well meaning Turkish police and customs officers who try to stop the illegal weapons shipment to Al Qaeda are fired on trumped up "corruption" charges because they interfered with Erdogan's pet project of taking down the secular Syrian government.

    Take a look at Al Qaeda territory in Syria, it's all along the Turkish border, and they operate the Syrian side of the border crossings. How come Erdogan doesn't shut down the Turkish side of the border. It's a no-brainer.

    How can we claim to be a respectable leader while he supplies weapons to Al Qaeda.

    Posted in: Turkish PM, in Tokyo, says Assad must go if Syria is to have peace

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    95% of scientists who have studied the matter believe in climate change

    I have to give you credit for using the correct verb, that being "believe". Since climate change hasn't be proven it is indeed a belief.

    We "know" that water boils when heated because we can test and observe it. But as for climate change, you can either profess a belief in it or be prudently skeptical due to lack of evidence.

    At the beginning of the last century the majority of scientists "believed" that intelligence depended on race and skull size. None of them could prove it but the majority of them "believed" it because it was politically convenient to do so.

    The climate change hypothesis is no different, except for the fact that the hypothesis will probably die out quicker than the intelligent-race theory. Already scores of scientists and experts are jumping ship as a flood of contradictory evidence comes in regarding global warming.

    As paradigms change there's always a band of diehard holdouts that cling to their dying theory.

    Go ahead and "believe" in global warming, just make sure you have a good winter coat and a snow shovel ready, you're going to need it.

    Posted in: Arctic air brings record cold to huge swath of U.S.

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    Ole Erdogan is just frustrated that Syria has been such a tough nut to crack with Assad's cunning government at the helm.

    Regardless of how many Al Qaeda fighters Erdogan allows to pass through his country on the way to Syria the Syrian army won't back down.

    Whose hands are the blood really on Mr. Erdogan? Especially since the largest portion of deaths in Syria has been soldiers and fighters who are defending the government.

    Posted in: Turkish PM, in Tokyo, says Assad must go if Syria is to have peace

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    Is there still anybody left that still believes in global warming?

    Posted in: Arctic air brings record cold to huge swath of U.S.

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    Ask ANYONE that was IN Iraq, and they will TELL you, the IRIANIANS are the ones FUNDING these people.

    Possible, but remember that Iran is Shia, while Al Qaeda is Sunni. Morever, Iran and Al Qaeda are fighting a proxy war against each other in Syria. In addition, the money trail between Saudi Arabia (which is Sunni) and the jihadist militants in Syria, who are also Sunni, is well established.

    Try doing more research and less typing in all caps.

    Posted in: Iraq readying 'major attack' to retake Fallujah

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    Iraq is the new Syria. A government desperately trying to fight jihadists.

    Where do the jihadists get their funding and weapons from?

    Oh ya, Saudi Arabia and Qatar, two staunch US allies, and another trusty, US ally, Turkey, ensures that the jihadist have safe passage and a stable supply route.

    Who are we fighting today Winston?

    Posted in: Iraq readying 'major attack' to retake Fallujah

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    In a separate development, 10 soldiers were shot dead by Al-Nusra Front, another jihadist group, days after being captured in Aleppo’s Kindi hospital, which the army had turned into a base.

    These Syrian soldiers were wounded and receiving treatment in the hospital as patients. Pulling them out of their beds and shooting the unarmed, incapacitated men is not "capturing" them as this journalist wrote. It's cold blooded cowardly murder.

    But these are the "good" Al Quada guys that seem to be our new Allies now.

    Posted in: Jihadists kill 50 rebels in new Syria war front

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    Al Qaida was non-existent in Iraq until America came in and forced democracy on them.

    Posted in: Major Iraq city falls to Qaida-linked militants

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    When Hillary Clinton said "Assad's days are numbered", about 2 years ago, how big of a number did she have in mind?

    Posted in: Syria rebels unite and launch new revolt, against jihadists

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    Hezbollah's enemies are too cowardly to fight them head on, so they resort to these despicable tactics

    Posted in: Car bomb kills four in Hezbollah Beirut bastion

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    I'll gladly be part of the 91% that continue to enjoy the open road and the pleasure of driving.

    Posted in: Self-driving cars to be 9% of global auto sales in 2035

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    I thought that bombing Libya was supposed to bring peace, stability and democracy.

    Posted in: Briton, New Zealander found shot to death in Libya

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    Why would the terrorists attack before the Olympics?

    Posted in: Putin vows to annihilate 'terrorists' after suicide bombings

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    Curious that the largest component of the deaths is not civilians but in fact pro government soldiers and fighters.

    A couple of things can be inferred.

    1. The people fighting for the Syrian government are obviously committed and tenacious. They don't surrender nor defect. They are fighting to the death.

    2. The article states that 52,290 pro government soldiers have been killed and of those are 32,000 regular troops and 262 Hezbollah. So who are the remaining 20,000 dead fighters. They must be members of the civilian defence committees made up of fathers and husbands that have voluntarily taken up arms to defend their homes from the rebels. Once again, these guys are fighting to the death, which means they certainly don't like the rebel army.

    3. The number of dead fighters supporting the government exceeds the number of civilian dead. Therefore, there can be no basis to the claim that this is a war of the army against the people. It would be the other way around if it were the case.

    4. The fact that the number of rebel dead is lower than that of the Syrian professional army indicates that the rebels obviously have significant training in insurgency tactics and a supply of modern and effective weapons. Who supplied those?

    Posted in: More than 130,000 dead since start of Syria conflict: NGO

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    So what would it make it if he was cupping a man's breasts?

    If a little girl were told to touch a man's bare body in a sexually suggestive way or for the purpose of sexual inuendo, most people I hope would consider that to be inappropriate and a violation of the girl's rights as she's not old enough to provide consent to that type of act.

    Posted in: Police to investigate former AKB48 singer's 'child porn' picture

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    Is this child old enough to provide consent to participate in a sexual act?

    If a little girl were told to cup a man's bare private parts I'm sure most people would recognize that she was violated.

    This boy was violated.

    Posted in: Police to investigate former AKB48 singer's 'child porn' picture

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    So, it was the Islamist rebels who attacked the University after all.

    Do they really believe that their God supports rocket attacks on University kids, car bombs and snipers shooting reporters?

    The civilized world is at war with Islamist fundamentalists but I wondering if we're losing because these Islamist rebels will never stop until their get their Sharia Law or whatever they call it.

    Posted in: Aleppo blast, car bombs cap bloody Syria week

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    He appears not to have been present and has now risen in stature among a host of Saharan Islamists, flush with arms and fighters from chaotic Libya,

    What's going on here?

    Two years ago the French were supporting and arming these same Libyan Arab Springers in the name of Democracy and now they all turn out to be radical Islamists.

    I bet if they manage to trace the weapons used by the terrorists they'll find that they were the same ones supplied to the "Friends of Libya" group.

    Posted in: 30 hostages reported killed after siege ends in Algeria

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    If these reports are true it is indeed horrific.

    Somebody needs to go in there and help the Syrian government deal wipe out these crazy Al Qaida militants.

    Why does Mali get help yet the Syrian government is left to fend for itself?

    Posted in: Massacre of over 100 reported in Syria's Homs

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    Are these Arab Spring Islamists supposed to be on our team?

    Posted in: Gov't says lives of Algeria kidnap victims 'top priority'

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