Category Archives: Turkey

Monday briefs

Don’t worry, they’ll find a way to blame Israel: A massive dust storm hit Tehran with 70 mph winds, killing at least four people. Too bad it wasn’t, say, during a show when all the ayatollahs were on the reviewing … Continue reading

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Tuesday post-holiday briefs

Sure, when hell freezes over: Iran has summoned Mark Zuckerberg to court over Facebook’s violations of privacy. Yeah, I can totally see a Jewish billionaire showing up in an Iranian kangaroo court. That’s as likely to happen as, oh, Facebook … Continue reading

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Friday briefs

Venezuela is burning, and the world doesn’t care: I just checked my Google News feed, and there’s not a single story about Venezuela in either Top News or the World categories. Meantime, the tropical basij rode motorcyles through the night, … Continue reading

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The what day is this? briefs

This is why Israel shouldn’t be paying a dime: Erdogan says there will be no normalizing of relations with Turkey unless Israel lifts the “siege” of Gaza. Sure, stop the IDF from preventing Syria, Lebanon, and Iran from transporting tons … Continue reading

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Wednesday briefs

CVS goes nonsmoking: CVS is going to stop selling cigarettes in October, which will lose them about $2 billion in revenue. The cynic in me says they’re doing it for publicity, but the tiny part of me that is not … Continue reading

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Obama’s bestest friend wants to build missile defense for China

Readers will probably not remember this, but Israel had to cancel a military deal with China after the U.S. angrily pressured Ariel Sharon not to upgrade UAVs that had already been sold to China. Here’s what happened to Israel: The … Continue reading

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Thursay briefs

So when does Israel get to declare Turkey an enemy? Turkey betrayed an Israeli spy ring to Iranian authorities last year, severely damaging Israel’s intelligence gathering in Iran, not to mention damaging Israel’s and the U.S. effort to stop the … Continue reading

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Thursday briefs

Trolling the Iranians: The Obama Administration is so good at choosing gifts. Just ask the Brits. Now, it turns out that supposed million-dollar antique Obama gave to Rouhani? Fake. Yes, I laughed. Smart power! The best thing about the Obama … Continue reading

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Wednesday briefs

Red line crossed: Barack Obama said that chemical weapons would be the Syrian red line. Bashar al-Assad used them earlier this year, and the U.S. refused to agree that they’d been used. So now, hundreds of men, women, and children … Continue reading

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Tuesday briefs

The Cowardly Liar: First Ban Ki-Moon tells the truth and agrees that the UN is biased against Israel. Then, after hearing from the Israel-haters in the UN, he turns around and says, “Oh, my bad. The UN treats Israel just … Continue reading

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Friday briefs

A perfect example of Israel Derangement Syndrome: How much do people hate Israel? So much so that a simple tagged bird was carefully examined to make sure it wasn’t an Israeli spy. Yes, really. Paranoid, much? But it’s just a … Continue reading

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Wednesday briefs

I think the fat lady is starting to sing: The Egyptian army is meeting with leaders of the opposition to the Muslim Brotherhood. I do believe there’s going to be more blood in Egypt’s streets soon. The big question is: … Continue reading

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Monday briefs

Trust us, we’re here to help you: Once again, international peacekeepers have fled from the violence on the borders of Israel, this time in the Golan. Every single peace plan that mentions Jerusalem as an international city insists that Israel … Continue reading

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Tuesday morning briefs

So how long before he starts blaming “Zionists”? Erdogan is blaming “terrorists” for the uprising in Turkey. He’s actually right this time: His is the party that backs terrorism, and his party and autocratic ways are what is being protested. … Continue reading

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Social media: The new equalizer

Turkey’s prime minister Erdogan is now blaming social media for the protests. Well, he’s blaming his opposition part, too (naturally), but here’s how frightened he is of the proles’ method of communication: With Turkish media otherwise giving scant reports about … Continue reading

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