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In Ukraine….”there will be thousands of people killed and this blood of children and adults will be on Trump’s hands.”
President Donald Trump’s deeply disturbing airy comparison last night of Russian president Vladamir’s Putin’s record as a killer to our own is still getting crickets in right-wind media this morning. So it’s easy to wonder what transpired in the conversation … Continue reading
From Abby Phillip for the Washington Post: In an interview with Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly, which will air ahead of the Super Bowl on Sunday, Trump doubled down on his “respect” for Putin – even in the face of accusations … Continue reading
Turkey’s president Recep Tayipp Erdogan called the July 15 coup last year a gift from God and justification and it prompted an unprecedented jailing of political opponents and members of the Turkish media. Erdogan and his allies have taken the … Continue reading
Dispatching with the #fakenews smear of the Trump administration does #NeverTrump leader David French in National Review: Journalists spread the Reuters report far and wide, but anyone with the slightest experience in complex special operations missions should have been instantly … Continue reading
The unjustly persecuted continues to suffer at the hands of a corrupt and brutal Erdogan regime. Sacthing Purple Musings first posted on Okatan’s hunger strike here. Turkish to English translation: #DeryaOkatan journalistic activities in custody. This is to protest the … Continue reading
Friends of Derya Okatan have confirmed for Scathing Purple Musings that she is in her 9th day of a hunger strike. She was jailed before Christmas for alleged connections to Redhack, a group claiming to be behind the leaked emails of … Continue reading
From Abdullah Bozkurt for Turkish Minute: The unprecedented crackdown on lawyers who defend critics, dissidents and opponents of the authoritarian regime of Turkey’s strongman, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, paint a dismal picture of how the criminal justice system has been turned … Continue reading
I was hopeful this morning when I began to read a column by Naomi Schaefer Riley titled How to Save More At-Risk Kids in the NYPost. In the often overly thick world of what educators refer to a pedagogy, “at-risk” broadly refers … Continue reading
That didn’t take long. The Russians aren’t inhibited by niceties as are the FBI. From Andrew Blake in the Washington Times: Russian authorities have reportedly succeeded in unlocking an Apple iPhone owned by the off-duty police officer who shot and … Continue reading
Writes Chuck Ross for the DailyCaller from a video statement from Cleric Fethulla Gulen on the assassination of Russian Ambassador Andrei Karlov: During his remarks on Thursday, Gulen repeated his previous statement condemning Karlov’s assassination. He also suggested that Karlov … Continue reading