Is Russia’s President Putin In Charge Of US Military In Syria?

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Gronda Morin

GENERAL VOTEL (R)/ (DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo)

Dear Republicans, How do you lose a reliable voting bloc like the US Military? You have the Russian President Vladimir Putin dressing down a US military leader for insubordination for daring to question President Trump’s actions abroad. It is becoming so painfully obvious that Russia is clueless about the US culture and laws.

Here’s the rest of the story…

On July 25, 2018, Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty published the following report, “Pentagon Reluctant To Work With Russian Military On Syrian Refugees”

U.S. military leaders are expressing reluctance to work with the Russian military following a White House agreement with the Kremlin to discuss working together to help Syrian refugees return home, drawing an angry response from Moscow.

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“U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on July 24 that, at least for now, there will be no cooperation with Russia on…

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A few mid-week musings

from musingsofanoldfart


Since we are at mid-week, let me offer a few miscellaneous musings, mostly good with a few bad. Let me start with some good news:

A Federal appeals court in the Chicago area ruled that the LGBT community is protected under the 1964 Civil Rights amendment even though they were not specifically listed. The court case was around a community college professor who contended she was fired for being a Lesbian. The ruling was 8 to 3, but will of course be appealed to the district court in Indiana.

On what appears to be good news, but falls way short, the North Carolina General Assembly passed a repeal to the discriminatory HB2 law, yet left the most important piece of discrimination therein. They rolled back the change on the transgender bathroom issue, yet left in place the exclusion of the LGBT community from protected status for discrimination. Reviewing the above ruling in Chicago…

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on looking at pictures of Syrian kids: for RU and those like her

from Leonard Durso

Leonard Durso

too many hearts
are hardened, are closed
to the suffering
the poor, the misplaced
in this troubled world
when they should be open
regardless of emotional cost
for hearts are gateways
to our humanity
it is hearts of compassion
through which
God speaks

in reference to pictures on FORGOTTEN HOPES

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