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  • Top 5 Ways White Terrorism means never having to Say you're Sorry
    • You do make some excellent points. Language can be a dangerous thing if used incorrectly or unwisely. the MSM in the U.S.A. is a case in point. Trump is a case in point. he is never going to utter those little words, "this is the work of home grown white terrorists". That is his base. We may well see how the "poor young man" who drove his car into the crowd has a mental illness, hit the wrong peddle, etc.

      When I saw the pictures of the crowd of white racists, Nazi's, etc. it looked like men from the 1950s. it was truly horrifying. Not much has changed in all these years. Marching on a university campus at night with torches lite, omg it was truly scary.

      When we wonder how countries slip into chaos and we wonder why, just have a look at what happened. A few more cities, a few more universities and there goes the U.S.A. into a new civil war. The terror isn't coming from North Korea, it is right here in the U.S.A.

  • If an Iranian president talked like Trump we'd think them all nut cases
    • As a Canadian living just above the 49th parallel about the only thing I can keep reminding myself is the North Korean government is more mature than Trump and won't fire the first shot. Trump, in my opinion is, bat shit crazy. he talks like he is at some fantasy world.

      In terms of nut bar world leaders, at this point, I'd suggest Trump wins. Who talks about nuking another country for trying to defend what it considers its sovereignty. I'm not crazy about North Korea having nukes, but hey I'm not crazy about India and Pakistan having them either, but that is life.

      North Korea is a sovereign nation and who is the U.S.A. to tell them what they can and can not do with their weaponry,. Its not like they're good friends. North Korea has always seemed a tad "nervous" about the west and not without reason. those years of sanctions didn't help things.

      Trump makes the Iranian leaders of the pas seem very reasonable and sane.

  • Kissinger pushes Iranophobia, fear of 'radical empire' as ISIL declines
    • Mr. Kissinger, like Mr. Trump need to find something else to do. Kissinger is out of touch and still trying to peddle the same old, same old. Perhaps if we ignore these two old crazies they will find something else to do. Hey we can hope can't we.

  • Top Five Rogues Pardoned by Presidents; will Trump try to be 6th?
    • I would suggest Trump is "discussing" pardoning himself so that others will not bother filing charges or convicting him of anything. If any departments in government have any idea of convicting any of Trump's team he will simply pardon them and he is giving the others what he considers "fair warning".

  • Now they hate Universities: Trumpie anti-Intellectualism infects GOP
    • gee the American economy could be in trouble. If those republicans don't like universities how do they think scientists and doctors will come about? wave a little wand. How do they think NASA is staffed? those guys running the military and those fighter jets and those floating airports all have university grads running them. How do they think Silicon Valley is going to be staffed. Here is an idea, oh right they don't want any people of colour coming into the country. As I've suggested before if things keep going the way they are the U.S.A. will be the basket case of the western hemisphere.

      The jobs of the future will require educations which will not be provided in the world by the Betsy deVos types and with Betsy deVos types a lot of people will no longer qualify for entrance to a university unless they went to private school. That will then create an even greater underclass in the U.S.A. than the currently have. Once the under class becomes the majority and they buy into the NRA bull tweet, they'll have a real war going in the U.S.A.

      of course with any luck Donnie, Donald, Ivanka, Steve, etc. will all go to jail and life might improve in the U.S.A.

  • How Dangerous is Trump’s Flirtation with Violence?
    • of course it is dangerous and of course it will increase violence. that is the whole point of Trump's actions. He and Bannon look forward to it. then things can change. Bannon would like to see the break down of American society so it can be rebuilt in his and Trump's idea of the ideal society. Sort of like Pol Pot in Cambodia.

      Trump wants to silence those who do not agree, hence the attack on the media and the media is going right along with it. They frequently ban cameras now at the press briefings. its a strategy to get everyone used to these types of actions., No one has stood up to the W.H. on this but its the first step and the sheep are following right into the gas chambers.

      Any violence which comes from Trump's opposition will be met with martial law, under the guise this time of dealing with terrorist.

      This will not end well. I am waiting for the day we have race riots in the U.S.A. again. it will most likely start in a place like Chicago when Trump/Bannon send in troops to deal with the crime. They will be followed by the loyal followers of Trump and the NRA. From there it could get a little messy but hey, no one is going to do much about it.

      The last time the U.S.A. was almost in a civil war was during a strike in the south in the early 20th century, when they had 10K armed civilians ready to go at it. This time it will be much worse.

      Oh, well Mexico and Canada can expect the refugees, just make sure to disarm them before they cross. They'll get a medical card in exchange.

  • G19 outmaneuvers climate Rogue Trump, ignores Donald & Ivanka
    • When Trump isn't the center of attention, being "adored" by the masses, he isn't interested in being anywhere. In my opinion he lacks social graces and the ability to communicate with his peers. He doesn't know how to act or what to say to the other world leaders. He is the odd person out.

      Having his daughter sit in for him, while he was out, simply demonstrates how 'dumb' he and his are when it comes to these type of settings.

      Trump's meeting with Putin, Trump looked like he was afraid of Putin.

      Trump's leaving meetings and his position on any number of things is going to leave the U.S.A. isolated and in the end not very well off economically. The U.S.A. was once a fairly backward country, it may well return to that position.

      lets hope that boy doesn't get to go to G.B. for a state dinner.

  • When will gasoline cars be illegal? France throws its Beret into the Ring
    • in answer to your question, depends upon the country. European countries, China, Japan, any country with large urban areas where there is a good infrastructure. India, will take a long time as will many 2nd and 3rd world countries. Some countries such as Canada and Australia won't outlaw them because of the distances needed to be traveled. the U.S.A. never. they'll mount guns on them and have the NRA take up a fight against it except in some of the more progressive states. Although the 3 large western seaboard states may vote to leave and form their own country with a medical plan and a huge transit infrastructure.

  • Trump's Fascist Weakness Mars Poland Diatribe
    • Good post.
      Trumpist must have loved Poland. all those white faces. the speech was more than I could handle. Concluded it might well have been written by Bannon. going to Poland for Trumpister was a "good decision". He'd be welcomed there.

      In the 20th century Poland was not so welcoming of Jews, and Bannon's attack on Muslims is simply another way of attacking Jews. Attacking Jews is just not on, but attacking Muslims they can get away with. As a result there is a negative impact on all minorities.

      during the uprising of the Warsaw Ghetto, the Poles did not support the Jews, such was the dislike for them, so its reasonable to conclude not much has changed there.

      Just Trumpster out there rallying his fascist troops and getting a good dose of adoration before he has to face reality in Germany. I'm sure he and Bannon are happy.

  • Poor in the U.S. South Will Bear the Brunt of Climate Change: Research
    • I'm sure Trump and his gang are well aware of the finding, but they are of no concern to him and his. They are rich, they can move to higher ground, where ever that will be.

      Climate change will impact those at the bottom of the economic scale more than those at the top for no other reason, those at the bottom can't rebuild, they don't have the money or the money to move. We have simply to look at New Orleans and see what was re built and what wasn't.

      What many of Trump's base don't realize is they will be the ones most negatively impacted. Some one ought to show them the study, but it may be a waste of time. Many simply won't believe it.

      The U.S.A. has the potential to become the economic basket case of the western hemisphere this century. The 600 billionaires will be just fine.

  • Is Scott Pruitt Helping a Corporation Poison Your Kids? (TYT)
    • This should surprise no one. Trump and his cabal care about no one but themselves. Pruitt's meeting with Dow Chemical ought not to be a surprise at all. These people are evil. They don't care about people dying. They didn't care in Flint Michigan when they provided poisoned water to the population and they won't care about how many people die now. That is what the roll back of any government funded medical services is about. when you consider how the rates of cancer will increase in the next decade, 50%. those who can afford clean water and health care live on. Those who are poor die. Works for the Trumpits. What some of those Trumpits don't realize is they are also expendable.

  • With CNN Reporter Attack Video, Trump apes Seedy Dictators
    • "apes seedy dictators", in my opinion he is a seedy dictator, he is just working on getting the control he wants and needs for he and Bannon to establish the new reich.

      We have only to look at what Hitler did to the Germany media prior to WW II or Egypt, Turkey, China, etc.

      When you look at how fast Syria became a war torn country and in ruins you shake your head and wonder how did it all happen so fast. Well it will happen just as fast in the U.S.A.

  • Top 6 Things Trump didn't know about Herat when he barred Girl robotics Scientists from US
    • it doesn't matter to people like Bannon and Trump what the facts are or that these are a group of young women who will help make the world a better place. People like Bannon and Trump don't want to get along with others, they want there to be strife and they are working hard to create it.

      There is not much about Bannon and Trump which hasn't been done before by other dictators. Give it another 5 years and it will look just like Nazi Germany did prior to WW II and those they target will be much more than Muslims. the list will expand.

      it is truly a shame these young women can not attend this conference and it may well be that other international organizations will no longer hold events in the U.S.A because of the ban. this 90 ban will continue for another 90 days and then another 90 day, until the end of the time Trump spends in the Wh. House.

  • UN: Saudi Bloc attempt to close Al Jazeera is attack on Freedom of Expression
    • This is simply not on. How the hell can one country or a group of countries tell another to close their media down. that would be like having Germany and Norway decide to call G.B. and tell them to call the U.S.A. and close down the New York Times and CBS. It would be laughable. So why does any one think its a good idea to close Al Jazeera?

      I live in Canada and from time to time I read Al Jazeera. Don't agree with a lot of their coverage of Israel, but some of their other coverage is good and I for one support freedom of the press.

      The is just Saudi's way of extending their censorship to other countries in the region. They may well be doing it at the request of the Americans who themselves have started censorship with the banning of cameras when ever the White House decrees it so at White House Briefings.

      I support Al Jazeera

  • Top 5 things Trump is doing to us Worse than insulting Mika
    • don't expect the MSM to deal with some of the real issues facing the U.S.A. Its easier and better for them to avoid the real issues. It keeps the masses entertained when they have interview upon interview to discuss what Trump tweeted today. its a distraction from the real issues of the day. That won't change because the real news will negatively impact upon them, i.e tax cuts for the rich/corporations.

      the real issues of health care, such as the number of dead is of little concern to corporations. it won't impact them and having no decent health care will keep taxes low, for them. America has always been survival of the fittest. What most Americans don't realize is that the financial elite consider all of them expendable. They can always import more.

  • Syria: Russians alarmed, Washington Befuddled, by White House threats
    • and people consider this clown the leader of the free world? right he's a clown. each night a lot of us in North America wait for Stephen corbet, Trevor Noah, and Seth Myers to do their monologues skewering Trump for all the stupid things he says and does each day. When you think of it this man keeps a min. of 3 comedians/political satirists busy 4 to 5 nights a week and the rest of us in stiches laughing.

      Every day its another stupid comment by Trump and his political allies. Much of it defies logic if not common sense. They're jokes.

      this evening Stephen Corbett ran a series of announcements by trump saying there were big plans and in a couple of weeks they would be announced. well nothing ever gets announced. His latest pronouncement was regarding health care, there will be a "big surprise" in a couple of weeks. Right just like all the other announcements. The man only knows how to sit at a small desk have people standing around him while he signs pieces of paper which actually don't have any real meaning in law.

      so if the clown prince of the U.S.A. is now making statements regarding bombs in Syria, he might want to offer proof because not many are going to believe him. He is just deflecting because his health care bill is going no where. If the American generals don't know about any Syrian bomb, who knows perhaps Trump's good friend Putin told him or the tooth fairy. Trump in my opinion is an idiot and may be suffering from early onset of dementia. he sure acts like it and his forgetful ness of previous messages, well............

  • Trump’s Escalations of War in Syria—Sleepwalking into a Global Confrontation
    • Trump needs war to keep people's attention off of what they are not getting from him as promised. He is deluded enough to think Putin might play along.

      of course what may become a problem is the Kurds wont give up the territory they hold in Syria. Can't blame them. With out them the real ground fighting might not have been as successful as its been.

      If Trump manages to have "light/contained" war with Russia or some other country he can achieve his goals in further reducing the American democracy. He started with his ban on 6 Muslim countries. He has a semi interim win in the Supreme court today. Another war, some more countries are excluded and then they will start increasing what they consider "patriotic". its not the first time the U.S.A. has gone down this road, we have only to look back at WW I and the attacks on democracy at that time.

      In my opinion Trump is no different than Hitler and he and his pal Bannon and the alt right have an agenda and sometimes having a war somewhere helps them attain that agenda. its not that Trump is that smart, but Bannon is.

      A war with anyone will keep people's attention off of the investigation into Trump and his family. works all round for the Trumps and the Republicanthugs. What they don't expect is that war to be brought to their own ground. Trump's ban on 6 Muslim nations is a crock. If terrorists really want in, they'll be in and they won't be coming from one of those 6 countries. we have only to look at ISIS and their increased fighting in the Phillipines. No ban on them....

  • Rate of Sea Level Rise increasing, As Greenland Melts
    • on the bright side for those living in British Columbia, Canada when the southern part of B.C., which is either at sea level or below, we can all move to Kelowna or Kamloops. Although there are those who used to joke, one good earthquake and Calgary will be beach front.

      unfortunately other countries will be in dire straights with a rise in sea level and countries need to learn to reduce green house gases. We also need to ensure the land we do have is protected for food production.

      the rich will be able to move to higher group. they who own the corporations who will cause this rise in ocean levels don't really care.

  • Trump accuses Syria of Planning Gas attack as Haley attacks Russia, Iran
    • well it keep some people's attention off of the fight over the new trumpcare. if Trump can keep people focused on one thing while he does another, it will work for him. anyhow a war with anyone or intensifying a current war will keep people interested in him, not their problems the countries problems and hey, war is always good for business. One might also say Tillerson is a tad out of the loop and this is one way of Trump keeping him guessing also.

  • 4 Nations twist Qatar's arm, to close down Aljazeera
    • It is somewhat strange that 4 countries want another country to close one of its newspapers. It down right weird. What would we say if some countries had G.B. mediate with the U.S.A. to close Fox News or the New York Times. Regardless of what we may thing of what Al-J. its an organization which provides news and its called free speech. from time to time I read the English version on line. I don't agree with every thing it writes, but hey I don't have to read it then. My opinion, it ought to continue to operate. It provides an alterative view point with the news and that is always a good thing.

      Given Saudi Arabia is involved in this it does make one wonder if the U.S.A. is behind this action to censor the news.

      and who is Saudi Arabia to dictate to Qatar who they can speak with. Now Iran is no bastion of liberty and feminism, but I've always had the opinion it was a tad more "liberal" than Saudi Arabia.

      Lets leave Iran and Qatar alone. What are they trying to do, provoke a war with Iran? Perhaps this has more to do with Trump's dislike of Iran than anything else.

      They accuse Qatar of "exporting" terrorism, well so do the Saudi's with their brand of Islam. Let each country clean up its own act internally before going to try to clean up another country. They all look like hypocrits.

  • Trumpism: White Terrorist Murders 2 after harassing Muslim-American
    • Trump's speeches during his campaign promoted the type of actions taken by this white piece of trash. Trump promoted hate. Now the effects are being seen. this is what people like Bannon, Sessions, and Trump view as a good thing. In the end more people will be killed by these white nationalist than by any terrorist in the U.S.A.

  • Only Putin is happy with Trump's NATO Bull-in-China-Shop Catastrophe
    • The Europeans will be telling Trump jokes for decades. The man acted like a thug. shoving the leader of another country to get to stand in front of the camera first, OMG, where did they find that kid.

      Bet the British are a tad worried about Trump coming over for a "visit". I'm sure May has regretted her invite. Can hardly wait for Trump to give Charles or Phillip a shove so he can stand next to the Queen. Of course then it might be fun to arrest him...................

  • GOP Rep. Labrador: "Nobody dies b/c they don't have... Health Care"
    • sitting here in Canada not even our dumbest politician would say that and we have more than a few. this guy must be delusional. what does he think happens when you have cancer and aren't treated for it? oh, perhaps he still believes in miracles. next time he gets sick lets ensure he doesn't receive medical care and he can see what happens.

  • Trump Sanctuary Threat Quashed by Court - Is anything he does Constitutional?
    • Trump will try to do what he can get away with. Unfortunately some cities/states aren't going along with his plans. Its like your other article, Merkel had to explain 11 times to Trump .............. this is no different.

      Now he wants to cancel NAFTA and then he wants to implement a 24% duty on Canadian soft wood lumber. The man has no idea of how much is shipped from those 35 American states, whose biggest trading partner is Canada. but hey it made a great sound bite and his base most likely bought into it. From a Canadian perspective, it made great material for Stephen Corbett's show.

  • Merkel Had To Explain EU Trade To Trump ELEVEN TIMES
    • when I saw that the other day I thought it was a joke. didn't think he was that stupid. On the other hand I think its part of how Trump operates. some little kids will keep asking the same question until they wear their parents down and they say Yes. Guess the Chancellor of Germany has dealt with a lot of toddlers in her time so she is fine dealing with Trump.

  • ISIL: Imbecilic Buffoon Trump leading America to Extinction
    • one hates to agree with Dash/ISIS/whatever they call themselves, but in regards to the U.S.A., yes it is being led by a buffoon. It was once again on full display in the press conference with King Abdullah. King Abdullah is smooth, sophisticated, speaks well, good vocabulary. Then there is Trump who is still using basic language. Trump couldn't even help himself and took a swipe at Susan Rice. it wasn't the time or place. there he was "airing" the family's dirty laundry with company present. He just doesn't get it.

      Trump doesn't have a plan for anything he answers with, he is not going to tell the enemy in advance.

      Trump doesn't know what to do about N. Korea. He is way out of his league. Of course we might all be concerned about his getting a little excited and push a button instead of sending a tweet. lets hope the first daughter stays close to him to prevent it.

      Trump may have talked about being unhappy about the gas bombs in Syria, but they did come directly after he indicated he was no longer fixated on getting rid of Assad. In my opinion, that is the same as saying go ahead and do what you want. Assad can stay. Trump is too scared of Putin to take him on, so expect more gas bombs to drop in Syria. No one is going to do anything. Like how hard would it be to get rid of Assad if they really wanted to. Perhaps they can hire the Israeli's to do the job.

  • Trump, al-Sisi and Tightening up the Pressure Cooker
    • of course Trump likes Al Sisi. they're both from the same school of dumb ass politicians with limited intellect. If Trump could get away with what Putin, Assad, and Al Sisi do, he'd do it. He has Jeff Sessions working on it with a "review" of police procedures and the DOJ.

      As to Egypt. You can't sit on it forever. There are a lot of bright young people. A large armed forces. At some point it will all explode. Things will not end well for Al Sisi or Trump. Perhaps some one could arrange for them to share a jail cell some where, given how much Trump "admires" Al Sisi. For good measure we could toss in Putin, Short fat guy from N. Korea, Assaid a few others and all might improve in the world.

  • Has Trump deferred to Russia in Syria?
    • As to the question at the beginning of the article, who knows for sure. We've heard Trump wax on about how great Putin is, but in this case it may be that Trump really doesn't know what to do. He is out of his league and therefore can not make a decision, hence giving the impression he has deferred to Putin/Russia.

      There isn't much the U.S.A. can do about Syria and Putin has no limitations.

      As to the Kurds, they have so far demonstrated they are the most organized group in the region and certainly know how to fight as an army. It is to be hoped they will have their own country. To this day I remember the cover of National Geographic of the dead Kurdish father laying by his dead little son. They were bombed with chemicals by S. Hussein. had other countries dealt with Iraq/Hussein at the time, who knows how the middle east would have looked today. Most likely with a lot less blood and war.

  • How Much of Globe's Humanitarian Crisis is Fault of US?
    • It isn't just the U.S.A.'s fault, almost all western countries helped. We need only look at the position countries take in these regions when their corporations want to remain "friendly" with nasty governments so they can continue to make money.
      other governments continue to do business with the waring factions and don't do much of anything to help the people who have live through it.

      Most of the world doesn't care if 20 million die of starvation. don't expect the U.S.A. to do much and China, Russia, rich middle eastern countries will be missing in the action of charity or assisting these countries.

      As long as their side is making money most countries don't care how many children and adults die. This isn't the first time and it won't be the last.

  • Under Trump, More Coalition Strikes on Yemen in a Week than in a Year under Obama
    • well some one is making money on all of this, if only those who sell the arms.

  • WikiLeaks Vault 7 reveals staggering breadth of 'CIA hacking'
    • and this is news???? hey this knowledge about technology has been out for some time. do democracies spy on their own citizens, you bet, regardless of what they tell you.

  • Let them eat iPhones: Jason Chaffetz on Health Care & the Poor (Young Turks)
    • that guy ought to be unelected next time. Comparing health care costs with purchasing an I-phone, omg that guy is out of touch. Health care prior to the ACA for some of the people I know was $900 a month. An I-phone is a lot less.

      It is just so weird that a country would want their citizens to die because they were sick and didn't have enough money to purchase health care. gee. some of those "law makers" in Washington might be considered terrorists of the worst kind. At least a gun man will kill you ought right, these "law makers" let people die slowly and painfully.

  • We ignore the Violence of Radical White Populist Extremism at our Peril
    • So Canada and Norway each had a white wack job who killed a lot of people. the real danger to society, particularly American society are all those people who go around shooting and killing each other. Your article gave me a good laugh. Compared to Norway and Canada, the U.S.A. is in a terror league all of its own. One could even consider the Republican Congress people to be terrorists for their failure to continue with health care. Hey you go with out health care, you're terrified.

      it doesn't much matter what the Canadian is charged with. He is going away and won't be getting out. First degree murder in Canada is 25 yrs before you can apply for parole and some are never given parole. they are few and far between, but he won't be getting out. Canadians take a more measured approach to law than Americans hence no terror charges.

  • Why Trump EO is Still a Racist Muslim Ban
    • Trump/Sessions/Bannon have this thing about Muslims which I truly don't understand. They carry on as if it were the end of the world if people of the Muslim faith came into the U.S.A. it is truly beyond me. Canada had 40K Syrian refugees come into Canada last year and we're all doing fine. No problems.

      What is interesting with all this rhetoric what did the U.S.A. get? 3 men of South Asia descent, were shot, 2 dead and over a 100 threats to Jewish sites. Now it is interesting that no stats are being issued for attacks/threats to Muslims, but could it be the Americans don't know the difference between people from India or the middle east who are of Arab descent.

      Perhaps all the chatter against Muslims was to start a campaign against Jews. its hard to know, but whatever is going on in the U.S.A. it isn't good.

      At the rate things are going some of us in Canada expect American citizens to start coming into Canada to apply for refugee status. Oh, they're welcome to come. Just leave the guns at the border and we'll give you a health card, yes we do government health care and you can get an abortion or a heart transplant; fix your broken bones,

  • Is Russian Interference the greatest Threat to Western Democracy?
    • if countries believe Russia will interfere with their elections then they might want to consider it an act of war and act accordingly. Not with armies and such but the same things the Russians use.

      These countries might want to put more effort into making their citizens aware of what Russia is up to and ensure their computer systems are up to date regardless of the cost.

      Russia has unlimited resources to do what they want when it comes to these types of activities and unless other countries recognize this, they will loose. Its like China doesn't have to invade a country, it just buys it up one property at a time. with Russia, they just play with the computers.

      It is in Russia and Trump's best interests to have a divided Europe and to have "nationalist" parties in office. they will leave the E.U. thinking they are smarter and can handle Russia. Such are the egos of politicians. ?When you look at some of these nationalists you just want to shake your head. What a bunch of nut bars.

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  • Iraqi Leaders Denounce Trump over Oil, Jerusalem; US Troops in Political Crossfire
    • What Trump means is he wants Iraq to pay for the "work" the U.S.A. military is doing in Iraq and they can pay for it by turning over their oil. It would help his friend he is nominating to the Cabinet ever so much.

      Trump doesn't care about Iraq and expect him to pull American forces out of there in the not so distant a future because Iraq is a Muslim country. He doesn't want Iraq citizens coming into the U.S.A. so expect big changes. As far as fighting ISIS, expect that to stop shortly also. Its costing the U.S.A. money which won't be there once the tax cuts are in place. trump is going to be defunding the treasury so waging war is not going to be part of the plan.

  • Trump's Visa Ban is about anti-Muslim Bigotry, not Security
    • its all about painting a picture that Muslims are dangerous. expect more restrictions to be placed on Muslims in the U.S.A.

      First you ban them from coming into the US.A., then you ban them from holding military positions, then you ban them from holding office. My parents saw something like this, it was the rise of the NAZIs.

      Canada accepted 25K Syrian refugees, mostly Muslim in 3 months. it has worked out fine. There isn't any reason we can't accept 3 million American Muslims as refugees. We don't care about your religion as long as you love hockey. we don't have many guns but we have a lot of medical health cards.

  • Trump to al-Sisi: Syria's al-Assad is a Brave, steadfast Man (Beirut Report)
    • Putin loves him so there is no reason Trump turnip won't either. He's Trump's kind of guy. its sad when you think people will believe /Trump did say this because hey, we've seen what else Turnip has said.

      If Americans start to reject Trump and he takes "action" against them, expect it to be along the lines of Assad's actions against the citizens of Syria. the war in Syria didn't start out like it is now. it was about people feed up with their President.

      In my opinion Trump looks at the people in Iraq as loosers and at Assad as a "strong" leader. there goes the neighbourhood.

  • Will Trump cancel Iran deal or practice the Art of the Deal?
    • Trump is simply playing to his base with statements regarding the "deal" with Iran. Unfortunately Trump hasn't understood that the USA is not the world. Its one country. If Trump decides to not honour the agreement there are a lot of other countries which will. Trump does not understand his country is not that far from being just another 2 world country, sort of like Russia, big military but the people live in poverty.

      If Trump doesn't want to "play" according to the rules, other countries may simply ignore him and go ahead with life. In a short time China will over take the U.S.A. as the major world power. Trump ought to realize that most of U.S.A.s debt is held by China. If he tries to default, he may be in for a big surprise. Some of those politicians in China are a lot tougher than Trump and they and Iran know a B.S. artist when they see one.

      When Trump says he wants a better deal with Iran or Cuba what he really means he wants to build hotels in their country and he wants the land for free. I'd suggest the other countries simply call his bluff.

  • Is Trump "Pro-Russian?" How will Russia Fare? Russians want to Know
    • Russia is run by a bunch of thugs. we could say its a Russian mob country. Its run by Putin and his oligarch buddies. A weakened E.U. works for them because with G.B. out, so is their police and intelligence forces to a great extent. It allows the Russian mob to make inroads into Europe.

      Now the average Russian will see no improvement in their lives with trump even if he is pro Putin. I wouldn't say he is pro Russia, just pro Putin. The billiionaires of the world tend to roll together. some times there are squabbles, but on the whole they share common interests and that is making money. With Trump in office Putin and his oligarchs see a chance to move into the U.S.A and scoop even more money. The Passionate Eye ran a great documentary on Putin and his accumulation of wealth since becoming president. His friends haven't done so badly either.

      When you look at how South Africia's president's family has made out like bandits, expect the same from the president elect in the U.S.A. Government by thugs, for thugs.

      There is no gain for an working person in Russia or the U.S.A. with this merry little band of billionaires.

  • Is Lt.-Gen. Flynn Right that Islam is not a Religion?
    • The problem with a lot of Americans, as I see it is their limited education when it comes to world history and other religions.

      Any one who considers Islam a cancer is sorely missing a few chapters of history. there are people who abuse Islam and use it for their own political purposes just as there have been Christians and still are who abuse the Christian religion, using it to advance their political agenda. They're all nut bars in my opinion and perhaps ought to get a room together. They might be surprised how much they have in common.

      This general may be bright in some areas but in my opinion, he is simply another ignorant person.

      The Americans voted for Trump or failed to vote. I wish them the best of luck. The real trouble will start when all those Americans who thought Trump was going to make life better for them find out he lied. I'm sure most of them have guns also.

      Glad I live in Canada.

  • The Trump Golem Runs Amok
    • Yes, Canada is very fortunate to have Neil MacDonald and the C.B.C. Although some complain about the CBC it is what helps Canada remain Canada. it helps us retain our identity.

      Yes, Canada elected Justin Trudeau, the U.S.A. may elect Trump. I'm luck my parent immigrated to Canada in 1951. Although if Trump is elected it will impact Canada, with Trump threatening to tear up NAFTA and increasing custom duties.

      If Trump is elected I'm sure some Americans will immigrate here and others will simply cross the border and apply for refugee status. Hey we're good at the refugee thing, we took 25K Syrians in approx. 3 months. Americans just need to understand, they need to check their guns, etc. at the border but not to worry, we will give them a card which entitles them to health care they won't have to pay much if anything for and it covers heart transplants, broken bones, etc.

      The Republican party has no one but themselves to blame for Trump having taken over their party. In the quest to attain power in previous elections, they took in everyone and pandered to everyone. This is what you wind up with.

      It might be better for American politics if there were more than 2 parties, as there are in most other democratic countries (G-8 types) In a country as large as the U.SA. not all political views can be covered by 2 tents. Even Canada with only 36 million people has 3 major parties and 2 minor ones. For democracy to thrive there needs to be a variety of parties.

      Now as to religion and mythology, well if I weren't an atheist I'd be praying right now for a Clinton win.

  • Newt Should Check out Mike Pence's Christian Sharia
    • Pence is one wacked out dude. Nice book end for Trump. One wants a wall between the U.S.A. and Mexico and the other wants to invoke his religious beliefs, as law for all Americans, sort of like you say, evangelical religious law. The Constitution provided for separation of state and religion and now we have people who want to impose religious doctorne as law for the country.

      Don't know how that will work for Jews, First Nations, some Protestants, etc . but it could have quite an impact on Canada.

      How so, Canada accepts political refuges. We're the country just north of the U.S.A. which brought in 25K Syrian refugees (when the U.S.A wouldn't) and the country and the refugees are doing just fine. Yes, a lot of them are Muslim and a lot of others are Orthodox Catholic. So if the Republicans get their way and bring in their version of extremist Christianity, many will be able to apply for refugee status in Canada.

      Canadian officials will shortly head to Iraq to document more refugees to bring into Canada. I guess if things go side ways in the U.S.A. we could expect hundreds of thousands.

      I'm good with that, as long as they all check their guns at the border. We'll give them a medical system card and they can practise the religion of their choice. Canadians keep their religion out of politics. (well the last P.M. not so much but he's gone) Our current P.M. is a Catholic. The Minister of Defense is a Sikh. The Mayor of Calgary, Alberta is Muslim.

      What is so highly entertaining about the American religious wing nuts is all their desire to kill those who they don't agree with. Makes one wonder if these "religious" people ever read the Bible or even the 10 commandments.

      It would be so much easier if everyone were atheists or agnostics.

  • ISIL hits Syrian Regime in Shiite northwest, killing 150
    • if all this killing is being done in the name of God/Allah, please let the world become atheists. it would be ever so much more peaceful.

      its all about power and control and I do believe some people have been at war so long, that is their way of life. Even if the president of Syria steps down tomorrow, would the killing really stop now? its like this will go on until there is no one left. Not a very religious thing to be doing.

      What all of these killings are expected to secure is beyond me. Where will it all end? Perhaps in Russia's own back yard.

  • What GOP New Yorkers just voted for: Torture, Syria Intervention, murder of innocents
    • What Trump has been saying is what many Americans have been thinking, if you'd call it that. In my opinion, that is why he is so popular. his racist comments have found fertile ground and those he appeals to have finally found some rich and powerful guy who agrees with them.

      Cruz's message isn't that different, but he says it more quietly, hence the lack of votes.

      Americans may have had a civil war, the Civil Rights movement, but at some level, not much has changed.

  • 30 Americans die worldwide from Terrorism annually, while 130,000 die by accident
    • Absolutely loved the article!

      have gotten into serious disagreements with people on the subject, when I raise how many killed in U.S.A. per yr via gun violence. Thank you ever so ,much for all the figures.

      In British Columbia, Canada 81 people per year are killed by distracted driving; another similar amount by drunk driving. Yet our former P.M. thought it was a good idea to pass laws which violated our Charter of Rights and Freedoms, to fight alleged "terrorism" in Canada. (we had yet to have 1 incident of real terrorism) Our new P.M. of course is putting an end to that silliness.

  • Brussels Attacks: It isn't about Molenbeek, it is about a Broken Belgian Government
    • very interesting and informative article. IF a country does not have a strong central structure, it isn't going to survive as an effective country. In major cities such as Brussels there needs to be a central police department, with one chief. Anything less, makes for a lot of problems.

  • Syria: More US Weaponry goes to al-Qaeda
    • That is the problem with arming one side. if they are over run or change sides so do the weapons. It is not always the best strategy.

      Most of the west does not understand the middle east and haven't even been bright enough to get a score card which list the teams and their alligences. Oh, well at least the arms dealers are making a lot of money. its just so sad so many innocent people are being killed and a country destroyed.

  • What is Political Revolution and Can Bernie Sanders Deliver?
    • In answer to the question, no American President can deliver much without the support of the Senate/Congress. So Saunders won't be able to do much if elected, if he doesn't have support in the House.

      Economic inequity continues to grow in the U.S.A. and until that is addressed not much will get better. When Govenors think its O.K. to let their citizens drink water full of lead, the country has a problem and one man is not going to be able to solve it,
      of course if Saunders is elected, we will have one pissed off Clinton

  • Will the Militias & gun nuts volunteer as Donald Trump's Storm Troopers?
    • In answer to your question: YES.

      I do believe we maybe seeing what we haven't seen in a couple of hundred years. An American civil war.

      Is this what Trump wants? Does he know what he is doing? He can't be that stupid. His calls for deporting 11 million people to Mexico, that alone is enough to start a civil war. Given many in the National Guard and Armed Forces are people of colour, this could be interesting, if not dangerous.

      I expect we in Canada might see a lot of Americans applying for political refugee status if Trump or Cruz are elected. Well we took 25k Syrians with out a problem.

      have read somewhere there are more guns in America than people, so an armed event, isn't that out there. On the other hand given some of the mass shootings in the U.S.A. do you think they would notice an armed/violent event?

      Oh, well when the bullets start flying perhaps Trump will have the good grace to step in front of one. (I do know that isn't nice to write, but alas, it is a solution) Trump may well led the AMericans into a civil war. I do think he knows exactly what he is doing and he will continue to do it.

      On the upside for Putin, he is starting to look down right reasonable compared to Trump.

  • Could a post-Scalia court restore Campaign Finance Sanity & pull back from Plutocracy?
    • It will remain to be seen what happens. I can not say I'm unhappy Scalia is dead. he wasn't that good for women's rights and a whole lot of other people's either.
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      if a new judge is appointed who is not a remake of Scalia things may improve in the Supreme Court. On the other hand the U.S.A. is so far gone, it is doubtful it can come back from the abyss.

  • In Irony, Trump Trolls Ted Cruz with Birtherism; WH Amused
    • at some point some one should ask Trump for his and a medical report to determine if he is of a sound mind, you know sound enough to run the U.S.A.

      Of course if Trump and Cruz square off over this, the rest of the candidates can have a real debate about the issues.

  • Britain's Debate over Banning Trump by the Numbers
    • nice to know democracy is alive and well in the U.K. Getting a debate with 100K signatures, not bad.

      Now as to the Donald. if he preaches hate then he ought to be kept out of G.B. They have done it before and there is no reason they can't do it again.

      if Donald wants to pull his "investments" out of G.B., let him. It will most likely cost him a lot more than it will cost G.B. It will also send a message, your money doesn't buy you respectability.

      Now as to Tony and the gulf war, agree, he and George ought both to be pulled into the Hague to stand trial along with a few others. Might send an even better message. War for the sake of oil is not on. Its not civilized. They destroyed the countries they invaded. Its a form of genocide. Just because Tony and George are important and rich and from the west doesn't mean they can't stand trial. It might send a message to others who want to invade a country just because they have "some information". They invaded Iraq, but hey we still have North Korea and their leader doing just fine. Why didn't they ever invade that country. why have they sat around while genocides in other countries continued, especially in Africa.

      we have these courts, lets use them. they ought not to be reserved for those we don't like.

  • ISIL/ Daesh Threatens to attack Saudi Arabia after Executions
    • this ought to be funny. two terrorist organizations having a go at it. Yes, I consider the state of Saudi Arabia to be a terrorist organization. so the two groups "deserve" each other. Both violate women's rights, human rights, both say one thing and do another. We have the Saudi's doing their pious routine at home and then going to western countries and acting like pigs. We have the ISIS groups selling off antiquities they consider inappropriate, etc.

      if those two groups go to war, lets hope the west is smart enough to stay out of it. Way out of it. The Saudi's are not our friends.

  • Global Outrage at Trump Islamophobia; French PM: "Mr Trump...is feeding hatred and misinformation"
    • Bezos has the best suggestion yet!

      What Trump is suggesting makes no sense. In my opinion he does not understand the Muslim faith. it is as different as Christianity is. there are all sorts of denominations and they all have different beliefs.

      What was interesting is Trump's "exclusions" from his proposed ban, athletes and politicians. wonder if that permits the Saudi royal family into the U.S.A. along with their friends.

      Trump has awakened the latent bigotry which has always been alive and well in the U.S.A. He has made it O.K. to be a bigot, in the views of many. It is sad. It is disgusting. It is scary. Trump first wanted to deport Mexicans and keep them from coming into the U.S.A. Now its Muslims. You wonder who will be next. Perhaps Jews, Russians. Where will it end?

      If this man actually gets elected to the Presidency, we may see the American military ensure he never gets his hands on that little red button. it could be very "interesting".

  • Dear GOP: France is still Taking in Syria Refugees so who is the Coward?
    • if it weren't so tragic it would be funny, these people not wanting Syrian refugees, because of the Paris attack. 126 were killed in Paris and 194 are in hospital. Now lets have a look at some other stats. In British Columbia, Canada, with a pop of approx. 5 million, in 2013 we had 186 deaths due to drunken driving, 184 deaths due to distracted driving. B.C. has not give up cars, booze, cell phones, etc.

      The U.S.A. looses about 50 thousand people a year due to drunk driving. They have never had that many people killed even in one event by terrorists. I don't know what those 30 states are concerned about You are much more likely to be killed by some one with a gun or did those governors suddenly forget about the theatre shootings and all the other mass shootings in the U.S.A. by "ordinary Americans", with gun.

      People who are "suddenly" opposed to refugees because of the Paris incident, have most likely always been against taking refugees. The Americans started this mess, now they need to help with the clean up and that starts by taking refugees. They could take a million before anyone would notice,

      The MSM might want to start reporting "regular" news instead of this steady diet of "faux' news, turning over and over every little incident during the Paris incident. What did people expect. France has been in the middle east wars for some time. All they other side did was bring the war home to the French. When you go to war, expect, these days, to have it brought back to you.

  • Syrian Army advances under Russian air Support, al-Qaeda no. 2 Killed
    • You really do need a chart to keep up with everything in Syria. Its one of the reasons I believe the West ought to have stayed out of the middle east to begin with.

      anyhow if Russia, with its air strikes makes some head way against the extremists, Putin will have something to crow about. The West will then have to "forgive" him for Ukraine and get on with life.

      Canada may have a new P.M. on Monday, so the rhetoric against Putin will cool down and Canada will most likely pull out of the middle east, immediately. The current P.M. Harper has been very vocal about his dislike of Putin and Arabs/Muslims. Monday is the election. Both other main stream parties have promised to get out. One less other country messing things up and one less country supporting Benni in Israel.

      If this mess continues in the middle east and Benni takes Israel into the mess, we will all be in trouble. Canada has always supported Israel, but the support Harper gives to Benni, not a good thing.

      It would be nice if Putin could arrange for Assad to go somewhere else, but who knows who would replace him..........We've seen replacements and they don't always work.

      Bombing a country inflicts so much pain and misery on the civilians, its hard to say what is worse, the bombing and killings or the extremists and the killings. Its like once one of these wars start, it becomes a way of life, like no one knows what else to do.

      We can only hope for peace.

  • President of Israel declares Israeli Squatting in Palestinian West Bank a "Right", key to Zionism
    • that is so not good. the president is crazy. squatting is o.k. gee perhaps we could go squat at the president's house or that of his relatives. see how he likes that. Squatting in these days and in a country like Israel is another form of stealing and the last time I checked stealing wasn't part of the Jewish religion.

  • Is it the US that isn't stepping up to fight Daesh/ ISIL?
    • The Americans and Canadians need to get out of the middle east. the west going in is what created the problem and our staying there simply continues the problem.

      Our war mongering P.M. Harper loves war. He tries to sell himself as the "great warrior" P.M. but hid in a closet when there was gun fire last year in Ottawa.

      The middle east needs to settle this themselves. What other countries can do is, instead of sending military equipment, is help settle refugees, whether its in camps or in other countries.

      I don't like ISIS. I don't like the killing, etc. But when I sit back and look at the big picture more people have been killed by this war and the fighting which started as the result of the war, than ISIS has killed. Its rather gruesome when ISIS shoots and kills several hundred military people and civilians, but all the fighting has killed a couple of hundred Canadian soldiers, 4 thousand American soldiers and 100s of thousands of civilians.

      The Kurds are doing fine in their area. Iran is doing fine in their country. Since the west's invasion of Iraq nothing has gone well for the people there. If ISIS brings stability, then so be it. If people don't want to live under their authority, then they can go to other countries. Of course that is the problem. Lots of the other countries won't take them, and that includes countries in the middle east.

      The problem, as I see it, is Iraq was a divided country, kept together by one President. Once he was gone the country fell apart. the current army is not up to the task and neither are the politicians. When you think Iraq and Iran fought a war for years and did not suffer this type of destruction, you really have to wonder about the Iraq military these days.

      If Iraq can't hold it together than let it fall apart and let people start over again. this fighting is solving nothing and just making arms dealers rich, along with those who control the oil

  • Israel Confiscates 202 Acres of Palestinian land for Squatter Settlement Garbage Dump
    • well perhaps human decency ought to stop them from stealing the land. Theft is theft.

      It isn't as if Israel couldn't afford to buy the land. No when a government steal land, which is all some people have its more about something else. If Israel paid the people what the land was worth and then some, those people could at least have a way to support themselves or re locate if they choose to, but to steal someone's home, that just isn't decent.

  • Netanyahu slips, Reveals reason for Opposition to Iran Deal
    • liked the article, Netanyahu wasn't very gracious about this success. The current leadership in Iran appears to be much more moderate. It is time to give the leadership a chance. If Netanyahu is concerned about war, he might want to be concerned by countries such as Saudi Arabia, which have more than a few jets and has a sect of Islam which isn't particularly progressive. Now some may say Iran isn't either, but its way ahead of Saudi Arabia and other countries. When it comes to being ungracious about the success of the negotiations Canada was right there with Bennie but then both harper and netanyahu like to win their elections using fear. It keeps citizens from looking at other things which are wrong in their countries

  • The Saddest Story In Mosul: Love In The Time Of The Caliphate
    • A most unfortunate turn of events for the young couple. If Bush, Blair, and Harper would have kept out of the mess in Iraq and areas, they might not be in this place today.

      It does put a human face on things. How very sad.

  • Coalition Of One: Iran Leads Own Fight Against Islamic State
    • If Iran can handle it, more power to them. it saves other countries money and lives. It maybe time for the west to get over their, we can do it better attitude.

      Of course there maybe western politicians and generals who do not want to see Iran "handle" the problem, because it might raise their profile with in the Arab world. Its time to get over it and the west ought to look after their own problems at home in their own countries. When other areas/countries "ask" for help, that is soon enough. it was all that western "help" which got the world into this pickle to begin with. I for one wish our Prime Minister in Canada, would shut his mouth and start dealing with the issues in Canada, like the 1,200 murdered/missing First Nations women.

  • The Next Conflict in Iraq? Will the Kurds try to Annex Kirkuk Permanently?
    • some really good points and I do trust the western powers who are currently involved in this mess do give it all some thought.

      If and when IS goes the way of the dodo bird, what will happen? I doubt the Kurds will give the area up. They have committed too much and fought too hard to give up one square inch. The pain which has been inflicted on the Kurds by the Iraq government when it was run by S. Hussien wasn't nice and the west simply sat around, while the Kurds were poisoned. I don't think I will ever forget the cover of National Geographic mag. with the dead father laying there with his small son. I doubt if the Kurds will either.

      My Opinion, the west ought to stay out of it, should Iraq and the Kurds get involved in a dispute. The more the west messes with an area, the messier it gets. Looking back on things now, I'm sure the west wishes they had left S. Hussain exactly where he was, in charge. He wasn't a nice man, but the country was in better shape and people were safer.

  • The Long Knives Come out in Baghdad
    • those gentlemen might want to get their acts together and stop fighting amongst themselves, before ISIS rolls right through town and over them. Not much will be gained if ISIS controls most of the country except for the area controlled by the Kurds..

      It might be best if the Kurds are left alone with the land they now control. They will most likely fight to do so and better they are on Iraq's side and taking aim at ISIS. If the Kurds don't have anything of their own to defend, don't count on them fighting on behalf of Iraq to defeat ISIS.

      Iraq was a country created by the west, not by the people in the region. When Bush and his buddies decided to invade Iraq, they created this problem. They got rid of Saddem Hussein, only to find they were left with something even more frightening. No one ever said Bush was smart, but the rest of the countries which followed him in, ought to have known better.

      The Americans and their friends destroyed a country and now look at what they have there: death, destruction, civil war, famine, lack of infrastructure. Upp, the west really helped in Iraq and gave them democracy. Next time they want go "rescue" a country, they might want to look at what they did to Iraq and stay home.

  • Tea Party Opponents of Muslim Cemetery Claim Islam is not a Religion
    • When I first saw the head line I started laughing. Its not funny, but how crazy are these Americans? Islam isn't a religion? We know the American educations system isn't up to standard but really.

      it is beyond me why people object to a Muslim place of worship and why they don't want a Muslim cemetery????? Its not like its going to be a noisy bunch of drunks at the local bar. some one ought to tell these people in Tenn. people in a cemetery are dead and make for very quiet neighbours.

      Americans ought to sit down and read their constitution. It gives people their freedom of religion.

  • ABC: Bush's Neocon Spokesman for Illegal US Occupation of Iraq Slams Russia for Crimea
    • must be coming up to election season. Bush got the U.S.A. and others into the wars and now they want to blame Obama?

      While the U.S.A. was responsible for tens of thousands of deaths in the middle east, Russia has invaded the Crimea and only two were killed. Now lets go over that again. It will take decades for Iraq to recover. Next time someone feels like a war, let them go personally over and do some fighting. Let our young people stay home and rebuild our own countries. Canada and the U.S.A. have a lot of work to do at home.

      Iraq started to "unravel" the minute it was invaded. Up until then, it wasn't doing too badly. Yes there was corruption and political misdeeds, but hey, China is in about the same bag as Iraq was and every body is just ever so happy to keep talking to them.

  • Is Edward Snowden a modern Martin Luther?
    • Snowden is hero. He ought to be give a Nobel Prize for his work. He let the world know what was going on, loud and clear. Once he made public what he knew, it simply could no longer be denied. It is out in the open. He isn't a traitor. He is a patriot. Snowden exposed the rot.

  • India Flap derives from America's Gulag Practices and Far-Right Supreme Court
    • The Americans think they are free. however, as the article points out, they are not and haven't been for a very long time. Just because people get to carry guns around, they think they are free. They are far from it. The U.S.A. is not a country to be admired nor is it a country which has any moral authority to comment on other countries practises. The Americans in their own way are about as bad as it gets. O.K. they haven't dropped barrel bombs on their own citizens, but there may come a day.

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