Skip to main content

Posts

Despite Divisions Over Syria, Most Everyone Agrees Assad Has To Go

(BlastingNews) -In the United States, the transition between presidents threatened the view that Syrian president Bashar al-Assad had to be removed from power.

But that no longer seems to be the case as the U.S. and other Western powers continue to demand it, after his recent use of chemical weapons against his own people, the continuation of a civil war without end and instability in the Middle East.

In this report, I explain the different views put forward by analysts and experts who feel that Assad needs to go and even offer some insight into what comes next.
Recent posts

Syrian air base attack triggered blame on Obama for chemical weapons in Syria

Embed from Getty Images (BlastingNews) - Since the Syrian air base attack, the discussion over chemical weapons in Syria continues to develop with the new comparison between diplomacy and military action.

In that comparison, the Obama administration is still taking some heat from conservatives about how they are at fault for doing nothing.

In this article about a discussion that took place on Charlie Rose between conservative columnist Bret Stephens and former White House official Tony Blinken, the blame over Syria's chemical weapons is about what was declared and what wasn't.

To add, Stephens continues to tow the Republican line about the former president's "red line" statement and how they feel it made America look weak.

[Please support this writer by sharing out the source article and/or this service by donating what you can via PayPal]

Affordable Care Act Repeal Delay Hides GOP 'Martial Law' Effort to Pass

Embed from Getty Images After seven years of Republicans trying to defeat the Affordable Care Act, their opportunity to immediately repeal the law was delayed by their own faction of right-wing extremists within their own body on Thursday.
According to The Washington Post -- one of many media outlets reporting from Capitol Hill -- delaying the repeal of the Affordable Care Act was a confrontation that Republicans made by themselves. Those extremist right-wing elements in the party reportedly feel pressured by their constituents to cut a better deal. But it's not very clear to many Americans that with Republicans messing with the Affordable Care Act, that they're going to help "improve" it.
The Post'sreport on the "embarrassment" says that earlier in the week, House leaders were making some last minute adjustments to pass the bill, but they weren't adjustments that would improve the bill itself but rather to improve ways they could pass it.
This is fu…

Sen. Leahy, Emoluments Clause and 'Smug Judge' Neil Gorsuch

Embed from Getty Images
(Esquire) - Since hearings for judge Neil Gorsuch started, the Senate Judiciary Committee -- as well as the rest of America -- has seen Gorsuch's personality on display.

Esquire details a series of questioning from Democrat Patrick Leahy that brought up President Trump's violation of the emoluments clause. Specifically, what he thought it meant.
The article draws out quotes from Gorsuch where he sometimes seemed condescending in his answer or elusive in providing his opinion, knowing that at the very least, it was being "evaluated" over the current president.

"Well, I am hesitant to discuss any part of the Constitution to the extent we're talking about a case that's likely to come before a court, pending or impending."
The condescending part of his response is that no one knew what the Emolument Clause was until recently.

Embed from Getty Images Giving Gorsuch a hard time in a hearing under the most blatantly corrupt and contro…

Petition to Stop Neil Gorsuch Confirmation

A petition from MoveOn.org is making its rounds to put a stop to President Trump's pick for Supreme Court justice, judge Neil Gorsuch. For every signature, three more are added. Here is the link.

[Shared Post] What about the Kurdish People's Protection Units?

Jon Mark posted: "  What gives me any credibility in what I'm talking about here? How about the fact that I've been obsessed with the region since the late nineties and have friends from there. Which is a much bigger effort than the standard American has. Of co" Jon Mark (rotgod@gmail.com) shared a post from Survival Journalism What about the Kurdish People’s Protection Units?by Jon Mark  What gives me any credibility in what I'm talking about here? How about the fact that I've been obsessed with the region since the late nineties and have friends from there. Which is a much bigger effort than the standard American has. Of course, back in 2001 - 2002, I was mistaken for a […]Read more of this post Jon Mark | August 9, 2014 at 6:45 pm | Tags: Christianity, gender inclusion, Iraq, ISIL, Islam, Kurdish, Ocalan, People's protection units, terrorist organization, Yezidism, YPG, Zapatistas | Categories: Middle East | UR…

[Shared Post] Dallas' hidden cash hunt was a creepy social experiment

Zoe Dune posted: " Early Monday morning, I did what ever well-rounded mainstream dope does in this country and turned on the T.V. to the mainstream news. Local affiliates are generally packed full of weather and traffic reports but to change things up a bit, they men" Zoe Dune (rotgod@gmail.com) shared a post from Survival Journalism Dallas’ hidden cash hunt was a creepy social experimentby Zoe DuneEarly Monday morning, I did what ever well-rounded mainstream dope does in this country and turned on the T.V. to the mainstream news. Local affiliates are generally packed full of weather and traffic reports but to change things up a bit, they mentioned that the well-known hidden cash hunt was coming to Dallas and would take […]Read more of this post Zoe Dune | June 3, 2014 at 10:22 am | Tags: control experiment, creepy, Dallas, hiddencash, hiddencashDFW, local news affiliates, scavenger hunt, social experiment, Victory park | Categories: U…