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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

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Trump Utters the Deal Breaker

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

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Is this cover for a big lie from Erdogan?

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

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The Anatomy of the Yemen Raid #Fake News Smear of Trump

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

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Jailed Turkish Journalist Derya Okatan is in the 14th Day of Her Hunger Strike

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

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Derya Okatan Enters 9th Day of Her Hunger Strike in a Turkish Jail

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

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Erdogan’s Government Even Arrests Lawyers to Keep Them From Defending Journalists

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

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When Liberals Blame Racism and Conservatives Blame Public Schools

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

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Russians Unlock Assassins iPhone

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

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Gulen: Russian Ambassador Was Supportive of Our Movement

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

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