Would it have killed The Daily Beast
to write a more accurate headline -- such as "Russia is using space power in its DEFENSE of Syria"
? Or "Russia is using space power in its attack on ISIS"
Many people don't read beyond the headlines. This is how popular opinion is shaped. This is how misperceptions are implanted into the national noggin.
Did Putin mean THAT?
At his most recent press conference, Putin confirmed what we all already knew: That Turkey's downing of a Russian jet was a hostile act
. I was a little surprised by this phrase...
He referred to the shooting down of a fighter jet as "a hostile act" and ridiculed Turkey for turning to the West for help, saying it had "run to Brussels."
"Couldn't they have just picked up a phone?" he asked, jokingly adding: "I don't know ... if the Turks decided to lick Americans in some places, I don't know..."
Crude? Yes, but President Trump will be worse. At any rate, Putin is being quite accurate: Turkey would not have dared to commit such an act if Erdogan's nose were not firmly planted between Uncle Sam's asscheeks.
Remember, Turkey was trying to dissuade Putin from doing combat against ISIS and the other jihadis.
On another topic: OOPS!
It has been apparent for some time that "the west" will allow Saudi millionaires to do pretty much anything they want -- but this
goes too far.
Ehsan Abdulaziz, a Saudi millionaire living in London, was accused of raping an 18 year old girl. He claimed that he accidentally penetrated her when he tripped over a sofa and fell on her.
He was acquitted.
Speaking of Saudi Arabia... Prepare to laugh
Calling Islamic extremism a disease, Saudi Arabia has announced the formation of a coalition of 34 predominately Muslim nations to fight terrorism.
"This announcement comes from the Islamic world's vigilance in fighting this disease so it can be a partner, as a group of countries, in the fight against this disease," Saudi Deputy Crown Prince and Defense Minister Mohammed bin Salman said.
The coalition's formation comes amid criticism that Arab states have not done enough to fight ISIS.
"Not done enough to fight ISIS"?
Talk about propaganda! As we have established many
times, there would be no ISIS
without massive funding
from Saudi Arabia
. Saudis have literally contributed enough money to field an army -- a fact which tells us that this new "coalition" is just another "Go after Assad while pretending to fight ISIS" scheme.
Let me repeat: Saudis have literally contributed enough money to field an army.
Keep that preceding sentence in mind whenever someone claims that funding for ISIS came from private sources, not from the Saudi government. ISIS fighters are quite well-paid by the standards of the region, and someone had to cover the cost of transporting thousands of foreign jihadis (most of whom are impoverished) to the area of combat. Not to mention food, housing, arms...
If you really believe that such a massive undertaking can happen without the approval of both Riyadh and Washington, you must possess all the naivete of a kitten in heaven.
You may now be wondering: How would Mohammed Bin Salman explain all of the Saudi money that went to ISIS? I put that very question to him earlier this morning. (If you want to talk to a VIP, just mention Cannonfire
and they'll patch you right through.) Here is his response:
"It was all an accident. You know how it is: A hundred Saudi billionaires came home late one night and they tripped on a hundred sofas. Before they understood what was happening, hundreds of millions of dollars had fallen out of their wallets and into the pockets of ISIS..."
A Christmas note.
Wheaton College has suspended a (Christian) professor named Larycia Hawkins because she wore a hijab
to express her solidarity with Muslims. At some point during this Christmas season, the folks who run Wheaton College may want to look at the way William Holman Hunt (after extensive research) depicted the Virgin Mary...