Turkey divided over flotilla violence
Turkey is divided over the Israeli Flotilla incident last week, according to the Wall Street Journal. Opposition leaders and news organizations have questioned the government’s handling of the fallout, questioning the motives of politicians even before the event. Opposition politicians and some newspaper columnists have expressed concern that the government has been riding public anger at Israel’s actions. That, they say, puts at risk Turkey’s | Read More »
In the pre-dawn hours of June 6, 1944, a massive fleet of 5,000 ships prepared to hurl 160,000 men at the walls of Hitler’s fortress Europe. America and its allies begin the long road to Berlin and the end of Hitler and the madman’s dreams of a master race. USS Augusta with landing craft heading for Omaha Beach. Before victory was achieved 183,588 Americans had | Read More »
Barack grants Osama’s Turkish wish, destabilizes Middle East (Steyn echo update]
*[Mark Steyn's latest echoes much of Gamecock's Turkey Rooster (not an oxymoron in this context) crowing but in the larger context of the end of "realist's" beloved "stability". - an excerpt and link at end of this column] I speak of the Islamic fundamentalists that inspire al Qaeda-like terrorist jihad and not the former shell of itself hiding in Pakistan, in President George W. Bush-commanded US | Read More »
Israel’s OK Corral.
Make no mistake, Israel has been maintaining a lawful naval blockade on Gaza. Not only that, but stopping suspect vessels in international waters is common practice. I wrote that Israel would stop that convoy and indeed they did just that. MV Rachel Corrie (before re-naming) What happened then will be rattling back and forth on the news cycles for months. Among the 600 plus pro-Palestinian | Read More »
Losing the Allies
The policy of retrenchment that the Obama Administration has embarked on is bearing fruit. The Whitehouse made the decision to draw our outspoken enemies closer and thus defuse their argument that their own isolation provides the impetus for perpetual bellicosity. Likewise, the United State’s has been lacking in a necessary cordiality towards our historic allies (Britain, Israel, Turkey, etc.). The inevitable result of this policy | Read More »
Weakness invites aggression, Axis of Evil accept
North Korea and Iran issue Biden-predicted Axis of Evil tests as Obama recruits al Qaeda terrorists with KSM “OJ” Trial promise Other than, so far, staying the courses in Afghanistan and Iraq (albeit with enemy-friendly timetables for withdrawal) and continuing drone attacks in Pakistan, what has President Barack Obama done in foreign policy but exude weakness to allies and enemies since his Inauguration? So why | Read More »
The Armenian Genocide, the President, and the truth.
On April 22nd, 1981, President Ronald Reagan issued a proclamation in which he asked the American people to commemorate the “solemn anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camps.” In doing so, he noted the other horrifying acts of 20th-century barbarism that preceded and succeed the Holocaust, including “the genocide of the Armenians before it.” No American President since Reagan has had the simple | Read More »
China Ditches US Dollar with $50 Billion IMF Bond Purchase
Last Wednesday China officially began to move away from the U.S. Dollar as it’s reserve currency when it purchased $50 billion in bonds issued by the International Monetary Fund. The Chinese government has agreed to purchase up to $50 billion worth of International Monetary Fund bonds, the first such notes in the fund’s history, the IMF said Wednesday. The global organization said the note purchase | Read More »
Tags: armenian genocide
, Barack Obama
, European Union
, International Monetary Fund
, John Kerry
, special drawing rights
, United States
And American recognition of the Armenian Genocide gets delayed. Again.
Ben Smith covers the Standard Washingtonian Weasel Statement by President Obama here, the comparable reactions to said SWWS here, and – best of all – Samantha “Monster” Power’s earnest explanation to the Armenian community back in the day about how straight a shooter that Barack Obama is* …here. I do hope that nobody was shocked by any of this; it was pretty obvious how this | Read More »
Obama avoids saying ‘genocide’ in Turkey*.
(H/T: Dan Riehl) With regard to President Obama’s decision to not confront the Armenian Genocide question while in Turkey – as noted here from someone on the scene, he specifically avoided using the word genocide – it shouldn’t be too much of a surprise that he didn’t keep that particular campaign promise (“America deserves a leader who speaks truthfully about the Armenian Genocide and responds | Read More »
I do not say to Congress, “Do not pass a resolution condemning the Armenian genocide.”
…and the successor state to the one that committed said genocide has not adequately addressed the actions of its predecessor. The new President campaigned on the issue, and top foreign policy adviser Samantha Power (back from internal exile from her previously calling the new Secretary of State a “monster”) is known for her stance on it. And, at the end of things, there are a | Read More »
“With God as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly”
Happy Thanksgiving from the bs family! To commemorate Thanksgiving, I give you the greatest TV scene ever produced. WKRP in Cincinnati: Thanksgiving Turkey Bomb! @ Yahoo! Video
Night On A Plane
Night on a plane. It’s an unusual state of being. Isolated in this rounded chamber, the outside world invisible, inaccessible. Isolated in your seat, a stranger among strangers. I sit behind a wall of opera music piped through my armrest; lots of old recordings that would be filled with white flecks and scratches were they film … the kind of sound that has a tinny, | Read More »