Turkey anti-#ISIL aerial attacks just for show: Kurd leader

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A top leader of Turkey’s main Kurdish party has denounced as nothing more than a “show” Turkey’s alleged anti-terror police raids and its military campaign against Takfiri ISIL militants in Syria.

In an interview with AFP on Thursday, Selahattin Demirtas, the co-chair of the People’s Democratic Party (HDP), accused the government of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of using purported anti-ISIL airstrikes as a “cover” to bomb positions of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).
http://www.PressTV.com/Detail/2015/07/30/422577/Turkey

Palestinian & Iraqi war vet scale highest American mountain

What a fine piece of symbolism.  Just about guaranteed to frustrate right-wingers across the globe!  Well played gentlemen.Palestinian & Iraqi war vet scale highest American mountain

Palestinian & Iraqi war vet scale highest American mountain.

Barack Obama’s Long Game – Todd S. Purdum – POLITICO Magazine

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Barack Obama is not a modest man, but when it comes to assessing his or any president’s place in the long American story, he has been heard to say, “We just try to get our paragraph right.” Yet the way a raft of recent events have broken sharply in his favor, Obama suddenly seems well on his way to writing a whole page—or at least a big, fat passage—in the history books

Read more: http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/07/barack-obamas-long-game-120259.html#ixzz3gCNVWhW6

http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/07/barack-obamas-long-game-120259.html?ml=m_po#.Vamedp_n_qA