Obama Issues Hilarious Statement on Armenian Genocide committed by his BFF Turkey

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He cant bash Erdogan, thats his BFF..

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President Obama issued a statement on the Armenian genocide that amounts to a contortionist act at the circus, implying the word “genocide” while twisting himself into knots to avoid using the actual term.

Today is the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide, committed by the Turks. Obama promised during his 2008 campaign to finally use the dreaded word to describe what happened. But, frightened of the reaction by the Turks, he is breaking his promise.

The statement he issued instead must be the warm up by his joke writers, who are piecing together his remarks for Saturday’s White House Correspondents’ dinner. Because this has to be a joke.

Obama lays it on thick, as if a surplus of emotion can atone for the deficit of moral fortitude. The statement is nearly 800 words, among them tear jerkers like “horrific,” “horrors” “solemn”…

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Charles Krauthammer: Iran has Obama to thank for restoring its strength

National Post

In December, President Obama said that he wished to see Iran ultimately become a “very successful regional power.” His wish — a nightmare for the Western-oriented Arab states — is becoming a reality. Consider:

Gulf of Aden: Iran sends a flotilla of warships and weapons-carrying freighters to reinforce the rebels in Yemen — a noncontiguous, non-Persian, nonthreatening (to Iran) Arabian state — asserting its new status as regional bully and arbiter. The Obama administration sends an aircraft carrier group, apparently to prevent this gross breach of the UN weapons embargo on Yemen. Instead, the administration announces that it has no intention of doing anything. Meanwhile, it exerts pressure on Saudi Arabia to halt its air war over Yemen and agree to negotiate a political settlement involving Iran.

Russia: After a five-year suspension, Russia announces the sale of advanced surface-to-air missiles to Iran, which will render its nuclear facilities…

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Netofa Winery – the Rhone Ranger of Israel

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I have previously posted about our tasting and dinner last year with Pierre Miodownick and the Netofa Winery. They are two entities that are deeply intertwined with each other essentially Netofa is Pierre. The humorous aspect is that when I think of Pierre, I think of France, Bordeaux, Champagne, maybe Burgundy, but I do not think about Rhone! According to GG, Pierre did make a Rhone wine in the past, a Crozes-Hermitage, but I never tasted it. In a special way, Netofa is Pierre’s entry, on a large scale, into the Rhone and Iberian wine regions of the world, and like most things he makes, they are fantastic!

Once again, it was GG and I making our way to Pierre’s house for a tasting of all the new Netofa wines and to see his beautiful new tasting room that was recently constructed. The wines are still being made at Or Haganuz, all…

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Russia infuriated after Israel snubs ceremony marking 70th anniversary of victory in Second World War

National Post

A Second World War commemoration is the latest point of contention between Israel and Russia, days after Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that Russia has lifted the ban on selling S-300 missiles to Iran. Israeli officials announced they will not send a representative to Russia for the ceremonies marking 70 years since its victory over Germany, set to take place in Moscow’s Red Square next month.

Many Western nations declined to send high-level representatives because of tensions surrounding Russia’s military intervention in Ukraine. But there had been discussions in Israel of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu or President Reuven Rivlin attending. But Israel later announced that its ambassador to Moscow would be present, reportedly infuriating the Russian government.

“It is entirely up to you whether you want to reach the conclusion that there is a relationship between the two things,” a senior Israeli official told The Media Line, referring to the…

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Former CBC weather forecaster Claire Martin running for Green Party nomination in North Vancouver

National Post

OTTAWA — A familiar face to many viewers of the national weather forecast is planning to test the winds of federal politics.

Claire Martin, former meteorologist with CBC-TV’s The National, plans to announce Wednesday she will seek the Green party nomination in the riding of North Vancouver.

Conservative Andrew Saxton won the riding handily in the 2011 election, taking almost half of the votes.

By contrast, Saxton’s Green party rival received just over five per cent of the ballots.

Martin, raised in England, presented weather forecasts in Canada for almost two decades before leaving CBC last year.

She is to appear at a news conference in the riding Wednesday with party leader Elizabeth May.

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Pro-Palestinian supporters are not pro-anything. They are only anti-Israel

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If proof were ever needed that “pro-Palestinian” activists are not pro-anything, but solely anti-Israel, the latest news out of Syria brings us some glaring evidence.

Yarmouk residents queue for food in devastated neighbourhood after ISIS invasion

ISIS has invaded and taken over the Palestinian refugee camp in Yarmouk, Syria (really, why are they still refugees nearly 70 years after the fact? Why haven’t they been resettled? But I digress…), in the process beheading some captives and causing the residents to flee – or at least to attempt to flee. This is in addition to years of starvation caused by the siege by Syrian government forces (so much for intra-Arab loyalty and brotherly love), and now the Assad regime actively bombing the camp, civilian “collateral damage” be damned:

U.N. Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) spokesman Chris Gunness said 94 civilians, including 43 women and 20 children, made it out of the…

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Palestinian Hamas leader reportedly beheaded by ISIS

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 The war between Sunni ISIS and Shiite Iran is taking a toll on Hamas, allied with the mullahs.  ISIS has taken control of 90% of a Palestinian “camp” (really just a district of Damascus) that once housed half a million people, but which, in the wake of the civil war in Syria, now houses 18,000 people. And once in control, ISIS turned its savagery against a sworn enemy of Israel. Erika Solomon of the Financial Times reports on the background:

Militants from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis) have seized nearly all of a Damascus district just outside the city centre, activists said, amid reports of atrocities in the besieged neighbourhood.

Activists on Saturday said the jihadi group may succeed in cementing a foothold in the Syrian capital, a move that would increase pressure on President Bashar al-Assad’s seat of power as he tries…

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