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).
I fired my first .22 when I was four years old. My mother kept a pistol in our home for all of my childhood. I adore the constitution (well, many parts of it) I have a lot of sympathy for my gun loving brothers and sisters. But then there are the numbers…
Charleston shooting: For every criminal killed in self-defence in the US, 34 innocent people die – Americas – World – The Independent.
Did Pope Francis become Israeli president while I wasn’t looking? Rivlin seems so rational.
“Whether we like it or not the makeup of the stakeholders of Israeli Society and the state of Israel is changing before our eyes.”
“Perhaps anticipating the likely response of many Israelis, the president stressed that “the ‘new Israeli order’ is not an apocalyptic prophecy. It is the reality.”
“All these different groups, said Rivlin, are here to stay. And whereas the Israel Defense Forces once “served as a central tool for fashioning the Israeli character. In the military, Israeli society would confront itself, would consolidate, and shape itself morally, socially and in many ways economically,” now that over half the population — most Arabs, most Haredi Jews and a growing number of secular Jews — does not serve in the military, this is no longer the case. “Israelis will meet for the first time, if at all, only in the workplace,” Rivlin said.”
Reuven Rivlin has proven that he is president of the real Israel – Israel – – Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News.
I’m guessing Pope Francis won’t be invited to address the Knesset any time soon!
http://democracynow.org – On Monday former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling was sentenced to 42 months in prison for leaking classified information to New York Times reporter James Risen about a failed U.S. effort to undermine Iran’s nuclear program. Risen later exposed how the risky operation could have actually aided the Iranian nuclear program. In January Sterling was convicted of nine felony counts, including espionage. He becomes the latest government employee jailed by the Obama administration for leaking information.
Manning believes the government should have to prove ‘intent to harm the nation or some person’ in order to convict someone of ‘espionage’. Should they?
When the courts ruled NSA domestic spying illegal last week, it was the plain fact of that surveillance that was most important. But it also means that whistleblower Ed Snowden, cast as a traitor and spy by his critics, is vindicated.