Sunday, December 20, 2015

Notorious Lebanese militant reported killed in airstrike outside Syrian capital - The Washington Post | Turkish military offensive kills 110 Kurdish militants in six days: security sources | Top News | Reuters | Turkey to Continue Withdrawal of Troops From Northern Iraq - NYTimes.com | "You have a First Amendment right to be obnoxious — especially when you are dealing with a matter of public concern — unless you are threatening violence or behaving in a way that will provoke violence immediately," Meltsner said. - Massachusetts Court to Hear Case on Profanity-Laced Letter | As Obama Checks Off List of Goals Met, a Nervous Nation Dwells on Terror - The New York Times | Russia calling the shots as nations lock down Syria plan - AP | America Falls Into Line With Russia on Syria - Middle East News - Haaretz - Israeli News Source Haaretz.com | Syria: Russia will utilise increased ‘military means’ if necessary, says Putin – video | World news | The Guardian | Inside the Ring: Russian Cybersecurity Intelligence Targets Critical Infrastructure - Washington Free Beacon | For Mr. Trump and Mr. Putin, a bond of power-hungriness, vulgarity and cynicism - The Washington Post - 8:35 AM 12/20/2015

"You have a First Amendment right to be obnoxious 
— especially when you are dealing with a matter of public concern — unless you are threatening violence or behaving in a way that will provoke violence immediately," Meltsner said. - Massachusetts Court to Hear Case on Profanity-Laced Letter
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Syria: Russia will utilise increased ‘military means’ if necessary, says Putin – video | World news | The Guardian 

Obama as a leader of the Third World


M.N.: If not ISIS, then "Shmisis": Most Syrian rebels sympathise with Isis, says thinktank | World news | The Guardian: “If Isis is defeated, there are at least 65,000 fighters belonging to other Salafi-jihadi groups ready to take its place. “The greatest danger to the international community are the groups that share the ideology of Isis, but are being ignored in the battle to defeat the group. “While military efforts against Isis are necessary, policy makers must recognise that its defeat will not end the threat of Salafi-jihadism unless it is accompanied by an intellectual and theological defeat of the pernicious ideology that drives it.”


M.N.: If not ISIS, then "Shmisis": 

"The thinktank, run by the Tony Blair Faith Foundation, said: “The west risks making a strategic failure by focusing only on IS. Defeating it militarily will not end global jihadism. We cannot bomb an ideology, but our war is ideological.”
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“If Isis is defeated, there are at least 65,000 fighters belonging to other Salafi-jihadi groups ready to take its place."
“The greatest danger to the international community are the groups that share the ideology of Isis, but are being ignored in the battle to defeat the group.
“While military efforts against Isis are necessary, policy makers must recognise that its defeat will not end the threat of Salafi-jihadism unless it is accompanied by an intellectual and theological defeat of the pernicious ideology that drives it.”

Valerie Jarrett Review - 12.20.15

POWER: During a July 2014 broadcast interview with NBC, Jarrett showed off her office – including a picture frame decorated with figurines bowing to her

"Her message, though, was overshadowed by a camera shot of a framed photo of herself of a bookshelf – complete with three figurines posed bowing in homage to her image.
Jarrett later fell back on a tweet claiming it was 'a gag gift.'"