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European Union cuts off arms to Turkey as Erdogan begs for Nato help.

It seems that Erdogan has bitten off more than he can chew. The Kurds are making security agreements with Assad's government and now Turkey may find itself facing Russian backed forces. And it also looks like the EU has had enough of him as well.

https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2019/10/14/United-States-imposes-sanctions-on-Turkey-Erdogan-calls-for-NATO-help-in-Syria/2571571050747/?sl=1

"Nations in the European Union agreed Monday to halt exporting weapons to Turkey, saying they undermine stability and security in the region and hinders the Syrian peace process. EU foreign ministers reached the agreement at a meeting in Luxembourg, and also said they will draft a sanctions list related to Turkish drilling off Cyprus."

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"Turkey's security concerns in North-East Syria should be addressed through political and diplomatic means, not with military action, and in accordance with international humanitarian law," the EU Council said."

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"Syrian troops entered the city of Manbij in line with an agreement reached Sunday between Kurdish forces and Syrian and Turkish leaders, in which Kurdish officials agreed to hand over control of multiple cities in exchange for protection. Erdogan launched the Turkish offensive in Syria, called Operation Peace Spring, last week to clear out what Ankara considers to be Kurdish terrorists in the country's northeastern sector."

Manjibi is a lynchpin in Erdogans strategy to repopulate the area with non Kurds. Assad isn't having any of it.

"Erdogan called on NATO allies for support, saying Turkey is under "pressure" and "harassment" by Kurdish terrorists.

"We are a NATO ally. ... They need to stand by us," he said."

So much more in the article linked.

Erdogan is trying for a blatant land grab from a neighbor he considers too weak to resist under the cover of attacking terrorists. Rather than having a possible military confrontation with an (on paper) ally, Trump got our guys out of the way and and let "you and him" fight. A smart move imho.

This is the culture the Left created and the basic stupidity of it makes my head hurt.

Basic story, thug goes into store, threatens employees with a gun, gets shot by armed clerk. Now listen to his family members.

https://www.facebook.com/robert.villa.7140/videos/2637966329559024/

San Francisco backs down from NRA.

Remember how San Fran's city council declared the NRA to be a terrorist organization? Well naturally the NRA began proceedings to take the city to court. And San Francisco's city fathers showed all the intestinal fortitude for a straight up face to face fight that we expect from the Left.

They folded like a cheap map.

https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/nra-sues-san-francisco-city-backs-down/

"In a formal memo to city officials, San Francisco mayor London Breed declared that “no department will take steps to restrict any contractor from doing business with the NRA or to restrict City contracting opportunities for any business that has any relationship with the NRA.”

The memo declares, “resolutions making policy statements do not impose duties on City departments, change any of the City’s existing laws or policies, or control City departments’ exercise of discretion.”

“The memo serves as a clear concession and a well-deserved win for the First and Second Amendments of the United States Constitution,” says William A. Brewer III, partner at Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors and counsel for the NRA. “It is unfortunate that in today’s polarized times, some elected officials would rather silence opposing arguments than engage in good-faith debate. The NRA – America’s oldest civil rights organization – won’t stand for that.”

The NRA is going after L.A. as well. The judge in that case has refused to throw out the lawsuit so expect another humiliation for the gun grabbers.

Isn't it sad when someone can't stand up and defend their own statements?

They just delete away what little thoughts they have.

No new trial for Inauguration Day Protest shooter.

Elizabeth Hokoana, who shot a protester at a Milo Yiannopoulos event on the day of President Trump's Inauguration, won't face another trial after the jury deadlocked last month. I guess the prosecutors office realized that there were still people willing to give conservatives the benefit of a doubt even in Seattle.

www.thestate.com/news/politics-government/national-politics/article234830852.html

The jury foreman claimed that the jury was split on ideological lines, but I think there were enough jurors who found it hard to believe the prosecutors take on the matter when the supposed "victim" refused to testify under oath

You would think that the Left would have been pointing at this case and hyping it up as proof of right wing violent tendencies. But after the first couple of weeks this story got very little coverage, and none on the national level. I guess even Mother Jones and Vox knew that this wasn't a fight worth making a stand on, even if the "victim" was a member of the IWW's enforcement arm.

Rand Paul's attacker to be re-sentenced.

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that Rene Boucher's 30 day sentence for his savage attack on the Senator was too lenient.

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/sixth-circuit-30-day-sentence-for-rand-paul-attacker-is-too-lenient

"In 2017, the Kentucky Republican was attacked by a neighbor while mowing his lawn. He ended up in the hospital and has been in and out several times since. Recently, Paul announced he had to have part of his lung removed due to the damage it sustained during the assault.

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The recommended sentencing for Rene Boucher, 60, who is still Paul’s next-door neighbor, was 21 months of jail time, although the maximum sentence for assaulting a member of Congress is 10 years. But the district court ruled that because this had been an “isolated,” “first time action” that was “strictly a dispute between neighbors,” and because of Boucher’s “excellent background,” Boucher deserved a minor sentence.

The federal government appealed Boucher’s 30-day sentencing, arguing that the seriousness of Paul’s injuries should necessitate a harsher sentencing. The Sixth Circuit agreed and argued Boucher’s personal background — his education, family, and community service — should not have had anything to do with his sentencing.

“These factors are disfavored for good reason,” the court wrote in its opinion ordering the district court to re-sentence Boucher. “To prioritize a defendant’s education, professional success, and standing in the community would give an additional leg up to defendants who are already in a privileged position ... That is why Congress and the Guidelines oppose a class-based system where accumulated wealth, education, and status serve as credits against a criminal sentence.”

I'm sure everyone here will be pleased that Mr. Boucher will not get away with just a short stay in jail due to his white privilege.

I thought this sort of thing can't happen in Europe.

A rap star's lawyer getting capped at their home? You'd figure it happened in L.A. or Chicago, maybe New York. But Stockholm?

https://www.mediaite.com/online/aap-rockys-swedish-lawyer-shot-multiple-times-in-head-and-chest-outside-apartment/

"Henrik Olsson Lilja, a top Swedish lawyer who represented American rap superstar A$AP Rocky in his recent assault case, was shot multiple times outside of his Stockholm apartment building on Friday morning.

Olsson Lilja was hit in the head and chest by several bullets and the condition of his health is unknown, according to TMZ. The outlet also reported that the gunman wrestled the lawyer in a building stairwell before firing the shots, hopping into an idling SUV, and quickly fleeing the scene. Olsson Lilja, who was conscious after the shooting, was rushed to a hospital in an ambulance after he called authorities.

Police in Stockholm have already arrested several people to question about the murder attempt, including a notable female lawyer who previously received a restraining order against contacting Olsson Lilja; though, the shooter was ID’d as male.

“The police have arrested several people for questioning. The investigation is at an intense stage and the police are working on several different fronts to make progress,” the Swedish Police Authority said in an online statement."

Well it could have been worse. Sweden is better known for grenade attacks than shootings, right?

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot! Children of service members born overseas are not automatically citizens?

If this is true and not some fuck up by a bureaucrat, Trump just stepped in it big time.

https://twitter.com/halbritz/status/1166800554699427841

Sorry but that isn't going to fly with the majority of the American public, regardless of party.

American businesses turning to sources outside of China for their goods.

Amazingly enough there are other countries besides China that are willing to manufacture goods for sale in the U.S.

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/08/20/home-depot-says-suppliers-are-moving-manufacturing-out-of-china.html

"Home Depot’s suppliers are trying to head off some of the increased costs from rising tariffs by moving at least some of their production out of China, executives told investors Tuesday.

“I’m not aware of a single supplier who was not moving some form of manufacturing outside of China,” said Ted Decker, executive vice president of merchandising. “So we have suppliers moving production to Taiwan, to Vietnam, to Thailand, Indonesia and even back into the United States.”

CEO Craig Menear said the tariffs on Chinese goods are projected to have a “cost impact” on U.S. sales of about 2%, or $2 billion. With suppliers moving at least some of their manufacturing outside of China, that reduces that impact by roughly one percentage point, executives said."

China isn't in the commanding position that many (including the Chinese leadership) thought they were in.

Triggered by the American flag a man planned on stabbing school children.

This is evil

http://www.fox13news.com/news/local-news/warning-about-school-threat-sent-to-bay-area-officers

"TAMPA, Fla. (FOX 13) - A man who apparently planned an attack on a Tampa elementary school was taken into custody for mental health evaluation under the Baker Act. However, a document issued by the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office appears only to have warned deputies about the alleged threat, raising questions about who should be notified about school threats and in what situations.

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The bulletin says Aman concealed a kitchen knife in a handbag and was headed for the school with the intent to "stab as many children as possible."

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However, Aman became sidetracked when he encountered his roommate before leaving their residence. That's when he apparently changed his mind. Aman's roommate told officers about the plot.

The document said Aman targeted the school because he hates the United States and "the school's 'obnoxious pride in America' as illustrated by the large American flag mural on the front of the building."

Wow, just how much left wing crap do you have to ingest before deciding school kids must die because of a mural of the American flag?


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