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  • The Holiday season is upon us
    The Holiday season is upon us
    All at once the rush of dressing up our kids is happening, and the Holiday season has arrived. I don't mind Halloween for children, and I hope every year that parents will get their candy and handle their little trick-or-treaters with humor...
  • Save the Kurds
    Clarifying Turkey's position about Kurds
    Turkey views Kurdish fighters as PKK, that it classifies as terrorists perhaps as much as it does ISIS. The Kurdish PKK wants to establish an ethnic nation-state for Kurds like the ISIS want to establish a caliphate in an overlapping space. All...
  • U.S National Security Advisor Susan Rice, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, President Barack Obama at UN General Assembly
    US Secretary of State John Kerry to consider strategy which does not upset ISIS
    The Syrian city of Kobani is falling to ISIS forces. From a purely statistical perspective, Kobani merely represents one of a handful of towns to come under ISIS control. To the Kurdish inhabitants, who are being asked to trust in a US led...
  • Bombing of ISIS in iraq
    Turkey denies deal allowing US to use bases against ISIS
    Turkey officials have denied a deal with U.S. military allowing them to conduct operations against ISIS from bases within Turkey. This denial from Turkey comes just days after Obama’s National Security Adviser Susan Rice appeared on NBC...
  • Scaloppini: Turkey with a delightful light white sauce
    Scaloppini: Turkey with a delightful light white sauce
    With Thanksgiving around the corner it’s time to tell the veal to move over. That is the traditional meat used when most people prepare scaloppini. Now it's turkey time and this herbed white wine sauce is a delight that will turn left...
  • Syrian refugees flee to Turkey
    Food is hope for Syrians fleeing ISIS
    The ISIS assault on the town of Kobane in Syria has sent almost 200,000 people fleeing for their lives. They have to brave a dangerous journey to reach safety in Turkey.The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) has heard terrifying accounts from these...
  • Secretary of State Kerry
    9,000 ISIS not strategic target?
    It’s all over the news this morning that Secretary of State John Kerry dismisses the fall of Kobani to ISIS as being non-strategic. That is an absolute alibi and nonsense. The alibi is for being ineffective at obtaining “allied”...
  • Turkey holds back
    Is Turkey lobbying to take out Assad?
    A report in the Washington Post describes the American frustration with Turkey’s holding back military forces that could be used to strike ISIS within sight of its borders. Turkey is openly asking to attack Bashar al-Assad and his regime as...
  • ISIS is taking Kobani
    'Steel yourself' ISIS is winning
    “Proxy” boots on the ground isineffective. Aerial warfare without the complete complement doesn’t work. Who said that in the beginning? The Pentagon has always had that positionwhile President Obama ignored them for political...
  • Screenshot of Foreign Policy
    Turkey for thanksgiving?
    A story by Steven A. Cook in Foreign Policy today gives inspiration to addressing the role of Turkey in the U.S. led coalition to combat ISIS. According to this and other past stories from Foreign Policy, a favorite trusted source, Turkey is not a...
  • Syrian refugees at Turkey border
    Take it back from ISIS and restore civil order
    A CNN report by Scott Bronstein and Drew Griffin discusses ISIS deep pockets. How is ISIS able to continue to fund its rolling military successes? It is a most valuable investigation that begs more creative solutions to the challenge to cut off...
  • ISIS winning in Kobani
    Why is the U.S. letting Kobani falter?
    Foreign Policy this morning raises a question about why the U.S. and allies appear to aggressively rescue some Syrian towns and not others. There are obvious reasons and some sinister speculation.Some towns are more strategic with regard to...
  • Syrian refugees arriving in Turkey
    Hunger winter feared for Iraqi, Syrian war victims
    Food and shelter are urgently needed for Syrian and Iraqi war victims. Thousands daily in these two countries are fleeing the onslaught of the terrorist army ISIS. But hunger and the oncoming winter are also threatening the refugees.In Iraq, the...
  • Remembering Daniel 1:8: Banquet frozen meals needed more meat and less gravy
    Remembering Daniel 1:8: Banquet frozen meals needed more meat and less gravy
    After tasting two of the Banquet meals there were several reason to cook my own dinner rather than what was eaten tonight. For me, this was the first time since 2002 eating microwave meals. My high cholesterol diet made me leery of anything off...
  • ISIS assaults Kobani, Syria
    ISIS on verge of capturing another major Syrian city despite US airstrikes
    A report yesterday from CNN says ISIS is set to capture a key city on Syria's border with Turkey. ISIS forces bombardedthe Syrian city of Kobani with tanks and heavy artillery Monday and reports from several media outlets say the black flag of...