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Turkey to Allow Use of Key Air Base

Here’s a significant development, reported by the New York Times. It’s been years since Turkey has allowed the US to use its air bases as a staging area for military operations in the Middle East. The US and Turkey announced today that they have reached an agreement that will change the old order of things and take the joint war against ISIS up a notch. As the article below correctly notes, this is a game changer, folks. The Turks, of course, have a vested interest in this because once Syria falls to ISIS, Turkey could be next. ISIS has an insatiable appetite and judging from the geography, it looks like the next entrée on the menu could be roasted Turkey and gravy.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/24/world/europe/turkey-isis-us-airstrikes-syria.html?_r=0


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Iran Deal Will Bring Chaos to the Middle East

Some people are saying we should at least give the new Iran nuke agreement a chance to work. Ordinarily, that might not be a bad approach. But in this instance, there is no room for error because the consequences of Iran’s non-compliance could be cataclysmic. Remember: they believe it’s okay to lie and deceive as long as it advances their Islamic agenda!

http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2015/07/israel-isaac-herzog-iran-nuclear-deal/398705/


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The Gift of Cultivating Greatness

THE GIFT OF CULTIVATING GREATNESS

A grandson of slaves, a boy was born in 1901 in a rough neighborhood of New Orleans known as the “The Battlefield.”

His father abandoned the family when the child was an infant.

His mother became a prostitute and the boy and his sister went to live with their grandmother.

Early in life he proved to be gifted for music, and with three other kids he sang in the streets of New Orleans.
His first gains were the coins that were thrown to them.

A Jewish family, the Karnofskys, who had immigrated from Lithuania to the USA, had pity for the 7-year-old boy and brought him into their home.

Initially, they gave him “work” around the house and they fed the hungry child.

There he remained and slept in this Jewish family’s home where, for the first time in his life, he was treated with kindness and tenderness.

When he went to bed, Mrs. Karnovsky sang him a Russian lullaby that he would sing with her.

Later, he learned to sing and play several Russian and Jewish songs.

Over time, this boy became the adopted son of the Karnovskys. They loved him and he loved them.

He later said that he identified with this Jewish family because they, too, had experienced the bitter sting of racism and bigotry—much like the black community.

The Karnofskys gave him money to buy his first musical instrument, as was the custom in Jewish families.
They sincerely admired and encouraged his musical talent.

Later, when he became a professional musician and composer, he used these Jewish melodies in compositions, such as St. James Infirmary and Go Down Moses.

The little black boy grew up and wrote a book about this Jewish family, who had adopted him in 1907.

In memory of this family and until the end of his life, he wore a star of David and said that in this family, he had learned “how to live real life and determination.”

You might recognize the little boy’s name: Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong, the greatest jazz trumpeter in the history of modern music.

He was a lifelong friend of the Jewish people and proudly spoke fluent Yiddish.

When Louis Armstrong died in 1971, his honorary pallbearers included Bing Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Pearl Bailey, Count Basie, Harry James, Frank Sinatra, Ed Sullivan, Earl Wilson, Alan King, Johnny Carson and David Frost. Peggy Lee sang The Lord’s Prayer at the services while Al Hibbler sang “Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen.”

More information: https://www.louisarmstronghouse.org/about/faq.htm#LA1


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Chattanooga Shooting

The shooting earlier today in Chattanooga was an act of Islamic terrorism. Yes, I know—my definition of Islamic terror is much broader than that of the US administration. In my book, any time a Muslim murders a non-Muslim, it’s an act of Islamic terror. I don’t really care whether or not the perpetrator was a card-carrying member of Al Qaeda or ISIS. It’s very sad and our thoughts and prayers go out for the families of the victims. Here’s the tweet ISIS sent out just a few minutes before the shooting started. We managed to get a screenshot before the Twitter account was suspended. As we’ve said before, this is war, folks.


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Sharia Courts

Coming soon to a court near you … A sharia judge in the UK evidently thinks sharia (Muslim) law should trump local, civil law. We have at least one sharia court here in Texas. Its purpose is to adjudicate disputes between Muslims – similar to Jewish courts that mediate disputes between Jewish people according to established Jewish law. These religious courts have no civil authority. But here we have an instance where a sharia judge in England is suggesting that Islamic law (which allows Muslim men to have multiple wives) should have precedence over civil law (which doesn’t allow polygamy). This could indicate that it’s only a matter of time before religious sharia courts here in the USA clash with civil authority. Furthermore, we have a president who says that civil authority should not be able to tell a person who he can love. So what if he loves five different women? What then?

http://www.clarionproject.org/news/uk-female-sharia-judge-muslims-have-right-polygamy


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