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According to Anatoly Karlin: Islamic State might have been beaten, but there is a difference between Toyota-riding bearded yahoos and serious military Powers like the US, Turkey, and Israel. The latter cannot be dislodged, and they have now effectively partitioned Syria. Preview Open

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Next on Thinking It Through with Jerome Danner:  I invited a writer and thinker who is influencing me more and more after I heard him on the Eric Metaxas Show. Dr. John Zmirak is a writer for The Stream and he was a great guest to talk to about President Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office. https://jeromedanner.net/2017/04/15/episode-32-jzmirak-of-streamdotorg-on-trumps-first-100-days-john-zmirak-of-the-stream/ Preview […]

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We forgot to mention, but certainly should have, that there are hundreds of actors in this two and a half minute video and only about three of them are so brazen and uncool as to be white. Not least of which is the star, Kendall Jenner. Which certainly is a slap in the face to the expectations of the Democratic voters who star in the thing and for whom it was made. After all, haven’t they been promised a world in which white people have been eliminated?

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These are questions for people who believe or may be inclined to believe that the sarin nerve gas attack which prompted President Trump to order yesterdays retaliatory strike on Syrian airfield was not conducted by the Syrian government. 1. Who do you think actually conducted the sarin gas attack? Preview Open

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Breaking: US Navy Fires More Than 50 Tomahawk Missiles into Syria

 

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This week’s chemical attack on civilians has changed President Trump’s attitude toward the intractable civil war in Syria. At a Rose Garden press conference with King Abdullah of Jordan, Trump condemned the attack and the brutality of Bashar al-Assad’s regime.

“It’s very, very possible, and I will tell you it has already happened, that my attitude toward Syria and Assad, has changed very much,” Mr. Trump said. “I think the Obama administration had a great opportunity to solve this crisis. When he didn’t cross that line, after making the threat, I think that set us back a long ways. It was a blank threat.”

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America are encouraged by President Trump’s vow to enforce existing immigration laws. They also rip Rep. Tulsi Gabbard for her Syria trip and going easy on Assad in her analysis. They unload on disingenuous Democrats upset about Trump looking to end sanctuary cities, and they note the rise of Canada’s Trump – and it’s someone you may well be aware of.

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Since 2012/13 the Obama administration’s Timber Sycamore covert program supplied money, weapons, and training to rebel forces fighting Assad. Assad is still here, but the effect of the program has been to train radical jihadis, to flood the Middle East’s black market with weapons, arm ISIS and al-Nusra, and propel the Syrian Civil War to […]

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Cease Fire Declared in Syria

 

After five years of blood-letting between a wide array of splinter groups, governments, and terrorists a temporary truce has been enacted in Syria:

In the run-up to the midnight (22:00 GMT) deadline, US President Barack Obama warned the Syrian government and Russia “the world will be watching”.

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US CentCom says that Sunni tribal fighters in Iraq, backed by U.S. airstrikes, have advanced, reports Richard Sisk for Military.com, but their progress has been offset by rebel losses in Syria.

… the advance by the forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad backed by a heavy Russian air assault on Aleppo city and province had sent thousands of refugees fleeing toward the Turkish border.

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The question is a paraphrase of Walter Russell Mead in his article, President Obama’s Cynical Refugee Ploy (Nov 17 2015, The American Interest) Mead’s point is simple – “Things can and will get worse as long as American policy continues to flounder; instead of arguing about how to shelter a few thousand refugees we need […]

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is-flagForeign policy experts have repeated the same sentence over and over: “There is no military solution in Syria.” Being professionally trained to automatically question and contradict any opinion held by a very large majority, I have trouble buying this.

Consider, for example, that nearly everyone in 1980 thought the Soviet Union was unstoppable and that nearly everyone in late 1999 agreed that technology stocks were a fabulous investment; we all know what happened in both of those cases. Similarly, if nearly everyone agrees that there is no military solution in Syria, I’m inclined to believe one exists. Let us briefly examine each scenario, unattractive as they may be.

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King-World-News-Paul-Craig-Roberts-Putins-Ultimate-Move-To-Crush-The-EU-And-NATO1-1728x800_c-840x420I don’t mean to ruin anyone’s morale, but I’m going to, anyway. I understand that some of you may be thinking, “Why not let Putin fight ISIS? Better him than us, wouldn’t you say? Especially since all we seem to be able to do is make more of them. Right?”

Well, sure, if that’s what he were doing. But it’s not.