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Today’s date, 10/6/2016. Some news you might have missed!
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France's Marine Le Pen Says EU Responsible For "Monstrous Chaos In Syria" . “You’ve done everything to bring down the government of Syria, throwing the country into a terrible civil war, while accusing Russia which is actually fighting Islamic State. Your responsibility could not be concealed”, she said speaking at the European Parliament plenary session in Strasbourg on Wednesday.
Pittsburgh Trib-Review Opinion has a cartoon by Star Tribune’s Sack on its editorial page showing Aleppo in Syria and a family taking shelter in a bombed out building, the father saying “Assad will stop at nothing” and the mother saying “Which, at this point, is all that’s left.” The facts are that the rebels who occupied Aleppo were supported by the United States and NATO. What justifies their supporting the overthrow of Syria’s government? His alleged brutalities against the rebels. I do not like Assad but I do not approve of U.S intervention to decide who shall rule Syria just as I did not support U.S. intervention to overthrow Gaddafi in Libya. We, the U.S., have been intervening to overthrow governments since we intervened in Yugoslavia in 1991.
Also in Trib-Review, George Will’s column. I read George Will and had a high regard for him until recently. But he is now part of the media that abhor Trump and the "Never Trump"crowd. His column deals with what he calls the growth of unemployed males not seeking work. The column is based on a monograph written by Nicholas Eberstadt of the American Enterprise Institute, “Only about 15 percent of men 25 to 54 who didn’t work in 2014 said they were unemployed because they could not find work.” The U.S. ranks lower that any other affluent nation except for Italy. I found the column very informative until the last sentence which reads, “One manifestation of regression, Donald Trump, is perhaps perverse evidence that some of his army of angry men are at least healthily unhappy about the loss of meaning, self-esteem and masculinity that is a consequence of chosen and protracted idleness.” The sentence is beneath contempt and not supported by any evidence. It should also be noted that Will left the Republican Party after Trump’s nomination and that his wife, Mari Maseng, was in charge of communications for the Rick Perry 2012 presidential campaign, and worked for Scott Walker in this year’s Republican Party. Should we call Will and his wife sore losers?
Comment by M, 10/9/2016:
The best take down of George Will was done many many years ago by Saturday Night Live.
The sketch - George Will's Sports Machine - portrayed a limp wristed G. Will, asking effiminate questions to macho baseball players.
It may be on Youtube. I haven't looked.
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