The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

Turks vs. Kurds in D.C.

Some people just don’t understand this “democracy” thing works: Nine people were hurt and two arrests were made during an altercation at the Turkish ambassador’s residence in the US capital during a visit by Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. According to witnesses, a brawl erupted when Erdogan’s security detail attacked protesters carrying the flag of […]

COUP IN TURKEY: MILITARY CLAIMS TAKEOVER OF GOVERNMENT

Headlines via Memeorandum: Turkish Coup Effort Under Way as Government Vows to Retain Power — Bloomberg Turkey Coup Attempt: Military Says It Has Taken Over Government — Haaretz Turkey coup attempt: military claims government takeover — Guardian What does this mean? Perhaps after last month’s deadly terrorist attack at the Istanbul airport, the Turkish military […]

SJW Feminist @SamanthaPajor Has Finally Solved the Terrorism Problem

  Samantha Pajor “is a freelance journalist living in Chicago. She runs one of Tumblr’s most popular feminist blogs, I Write About Feminism.” She supported Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign, which she celebrated as “a movement that centers the intersectionalities of economic equality, environmental stability, and social justice.” Not to put too fine a point on […]

ISIS Suspected in Terrorist Attack; 36 Dead, 147 Wounded at Istanbul Airport

An attack at Istanbul’s Ataturk International Airport reportedly killed 36 people and left 147 others wounded Tuesday. A member of the House Intelligence Committee suggested ISIS was likely to blame. The massacre in Turkey had “all the signatures of an ISIS attack,” Rep. Eric Swalwell, California Democrat, told CNN’s Don Lemon. The attack was made […]

The American Spectator Folds Like A Cheap Tent, And Other Signs Of The End Times

— compiled by Wombat-socho One of the more disagreeable things I saw on Facebook this week (and, having a number of acquaintances who report crap from ThinkProgress and similar founts of stupidity, that’s saying something) was this post by Ken White at Popehat pointing out that the American Spectator had surrendered, horse and foot, to […]

Southern Poverty Law Center Defames Scholar, Retracts, Offends Armenians

The shameless “hate”-hustling racketeers have really stuck their foot in it this time, and since the article at Inside Higher Education is kind of convoluted, this summary might be helpful: In 2008, the SPLC published an article by David Holthouse about those who have attempted to cast doubt on the historical fact of Turkey’s 1915-16 […]

Canadians, Kardashians Blamed for Crackdown on Synagogues in Turkey

This could be a sign of big trouble to come: A Turkish newspaper reports that police burst into an Istanbul synagogue during recent Sabbath services and demanded worshipers’ ID’s. The Turkish Milliyet newspaper reported that the Muslim government in Turkey appears to be cracking down on non-Muslim minorities. . . . Rabbi Yitzchak Haleva, Chief […]