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CrazyJoeSep. 26, 2016 - 08:05AM JST
Assad believes in a military solution to the conflict. He has vowed to recapture "every inch of the country" and it appears that Putin supports it. But they have to rethink their strategy. Assad's Alawite is just a minority in Syria and the wider Middle East. His atrocities wouldn't go unpunished. The opposition backed by the Sunni Arab states might take a punch now, but they certainly will hit back. Assad wouldn't have been successful without Russian airstrikes. The question is how long does Putin want to stand by him, given Russia's economy? Once Russia scales down its operations or retreats, the Sunnis will retaliate and they have more human resources than the Alawites in a war of attrition. Aren't Assad's forces war-weary already?
Posted in: At least 26 killed in Aleppo as U.N. meets over Syria
CrazyJoeSep. 26, 2016 - 07:55AM JST
A competitor with that much talent and fire, one just has to stand back and admire. I remember thinking how masterful a game his last outing against the Nats was. He was a happy and positive warrior ... but now a potentially historic career (and life) has been cut short.
My condolences to his family and loved ones, his teammates, his friends throughout the sport, and his fans.
Posted in: Miami Marlins ace Jose Fernandez dies in boating accident
CrazyJoeSep. 26, 2016 - 07:45AM JST
The cops screwed up with their description of the guy, true. It's still a shame that everyone is immediately trying to politicize what is just another run of the mill mass shooting by a guy with girl problems.
This isn't a left-right thing, nor an immigration issue, an ethnicity or religion thing. It's a societal problem that happens too often.
Posted in: Motive sought in fatal shooting at Washington state mall after arrest
CrazyJoeSep. 25, 2016 - 01:40PM JST
The only way you can probe the mindset of a mass shooter is to capture him/her alive. While it might be satisfying (as in cursing somebody out in the worst possible way) to be judge, jury, and executioner, one can NEVER understand what is going on, and second-guessing is worthless.
Posted in: Suspect in deadly Washington state mall shooting in custody
CrazyJoeSep. 25, 2016 - 07:46AM JST
Another five lives sacrificed on the altar of the second amendment. I'm sick of gun violence and I'm willing to give gun control legislation a try.
Posted in: Washington state mall gunman remains at large
CrazyJoeSep. 25, 2016 - 07:42AM JST
Trump will try to get under Clinton's skin like he does everyone else to get her to 'break'. Unfortunately, she will take the high road and not return fire.
If Clinton really went after him, he would get so flustered and angry, he might rip off his earpiece and mic and storm off the stage. He is just too thin skinned to handle anyone standing up to him.
Posted in: Clinton, Trump look to overcome weaknesses on debate stage
CrazyJoeSep. 24, 2016 - 02:19PM JST
The government in Syria is the only alternative to Islamic extremism. There is no 'democratic movement' in Syria, you must be delusional if you think so.
Posted in: U.S., Russia fail to renew Syria ceasefire deal
CrazyJoeSep. 24, 2016 - 02:16PM JST
Those whining about "politically correct" and "progressives" should be asking where was the "good guy with a gun", who the NRA assures us will show up and save the day in these situations.
Posted in: 5 dead in shooting at mall north of Seattle
CrazyJoeSep. 24, 2016 - 02:11PM JST
The imposition of the death penalty merely lowers the rest of society to the level of the murderer. There is a reason most of the planet except the most violent countries have done away with it. It serves no purpose except revenge and revenge is a two-edged sword. Besides, innocent people have been murdered by bad juries and systems. Do away with it.
Posted in: Japan's bar federation targets abolishing death penalty for 1st time
CrazyJoeSep. 24, 2016 - 09:23AM JST
What a sorry state of affairs. One of the candidates has to worry about perceptions because, unlike the other candidate, she is not expected to be an idiot. How did we get here precisely?
Posted in: Clinton struggles to make Obama's coalition her own
CrazyJoeSep. 24, 2016 - 08:06AM JST
The protest cry for "justice" is a false one. The mob doesn't want justice, it wants vengeance. I bet none of the rioters are aware of the statutes or case law that govern use-of-deadly-force scenarios for law enforcement. The rioters think cops get off because of some systemic injustice or corruption. The opposite is true. Anyone with a shred of legal knowledge knows that under circumstances, police have reasonably broad latitude to use deadly force, and the burden of proof in any criminal case is high. If the rioters don't like that, the answer is not a march-turned-riot. Progress does not lie in broken hotel windows and looted electronics shops. They need to go bang on the doors of lawmakers to introduce legislation that addresses use-of-force scenarios and procedures for investigating them.
But I suppose that's not as fun as stolen liquor or as cathartic as venting your anger on someone else's property.
Posted in: Family releases video of Charlotte police shooting
CrazyJoeSep. 24, 2016 - 07:32AM JST
Cruz, the man with no principles, no integrity, no backbone to stand fast against the most dangerous man to ever be selected to run as the Republican nominee.
As horrible as Cruz would have been had he won the nomination, Trump is exponentially worse, if for no other reason then the man does not think or have any factual knowledge about any subject that is important in the adult world.
Posted in: In dramatic reversal, Cruz to vote for Trump
CrazyJoeSep. 23, 2016 - 02:00PM JST
Appears that we are on the Saudi Arabia side in trying to oust Assad. We need to get out of there.
From Free Inquiry magazine, vol. 36 issue 5 "Is My Intolerance of Your Intolerance Intolerant? by Robyn E. Blumner:
"In Saudi Arabia today, atheism is legally designated as terrorism. Earlier this year, a man who tweeted on atheism was sentenced to ten years in prison and two thousand lashes. The Center for Inquiry (CFI) has been advocating on behalf of Saudi poet Ashraf Fayadh, who was sentenced to death in 2015 for apostasy, then resentenced on appeal earlier this year to eight years in prison and eight hundred lashes. CFI sent a letter to President Barack Obama to urge him to push for Fayadh’s release during his visit to Saudi Arabia in April. And CFI has been drawing international attention to the case of imprisoned Saudi human rights activist Raif Badawi, sentenced to ten years and one thousand lashes for insulting Islam. The charges stemmed from articles Badawi wrote criticizing religious figures on his website devoted to free expression of ideas. with their strict Islamic teachings and suppression of internal free speech. That ideology is the foundation of Al Qaeda and now ISIS which are both anti-humane."
Posted in: Kerry admits Syrian diplomacy at impasse after truce's end
CrazyJoeSep. 23, 2016 - 01:51PM JST
Trump is very consistent. He says Clinton is a crook but when one looks he is the crook. Now he says she is responsible for the unrest in the US but when you look at his campaign he has unleashed all the hatred in America and has made it OK to express same. This is a "good offense is a good defense". This man is very sick.
Posted in: Trump steps deeper into U.S. race debate
CrazyJoeSep. 23, 2016 - 09:46AM JST
Let's be straight with one another.
You don't "appeal to black voters" by going on a show watched exclusively by old conservative white people ( median age 68, black viewing audience of 1% perhaps 20,000 total) repeating every false stereotype and fake statistic about black people imaginable.
That's how you appeal to hardcore racist Republicans without even bothering to disguise it.
Posted in: Trump praises aggressive police tactics, portrays himself as 'law-and-order' candidate
CrazyJoeSep. 22, 2016 - 04:45PM JST
The Police have a very difficult job, they protect the citizenry of the American Public. Why don't we hear of riots and Police indiscretion in peaceful urban locations throughout our Country, maybe because people don't get out of their cars and point guns at Police Officers?
Posted in: 2nd night of violent protests over Charlotte police shooting
CrazyJoeSep. 22, 2016 - 08:07AM JST
Trump's already called for profiling. Combine that with his new call for stop and frisk and anybody who isn't White is going to feel like a fugitive.
Posted in: Trump praises 'stop-and-frisk' police tactic
CrazyJoeSep. 22, 2016 - 07:48AM JST
Kerry wants the wahhabi / Al Qaeda type terrorists the US supports to have free reign in Northwest Syria. The Russians and the Syrians are the only ones really fighting them.
What a joke!
Posted in: U.S., Russia abandon diplomatic niceties in testy Syria debate
CrazyJoeSep. 21, 2016 - 04:07PM JST
It appears that the neocons (and their rich Saudi-Wahhabi friends) really want this war in Syria.
The neocon narrative dominated the media & message boards to manipulate the US into invading Iraq. The illogical neocon false morality propaganda, blaring throughout the media, to "help" the Libyan plight resulted in regime change in Libya too. It also resulted in a failed state, more terrorists, a high death rate, and many refugees.
The same is occurring with regard to Syria.
Posted in: U.N. suspends Syria aid convoys after attack kills 20 civilians
CrazyJoeSep. 21, 2016 - 08:17AM JST
One has to ask, how is that anyone, let alone Donald Trump, can be a party to over 3,500 lawsuits over the past 30 years? (source: USA Today, June 2, 2016) That is roughly 10 lawsuits each and every month for 30 years.
Add the six bankruptcies to this and a rational observer has to question Trump's business acumen.
And the GOP is putting this guy up for President?
Posted in: As Trump rises, Clinton struggles with traditional tactics
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Sep. 26, 2016 - 12:34PM JST
As a private citizen? His salary wasn't coming out of our pockets, unlike Hilary's
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Posted in: Clinton to press Trump to spell out policy plans in U.S. presidential debate
Sep. 26, 2016 - 12:31PM JST
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