SYRIA: October 13 Update by Defense Secretary Mark Esper [12:03].
TURKEY: Weaponizing migration [:42] – If the EU dares to criticize Turkey’s invasion of Kurdish-held northern Syria, President Erdogan will send 3.6 million illegal immigrants to the EU.
SYRIA: October 13 [14:01] – Obama sent our troops over there. Trump is bringing them back, because “we’re not a police force.” In response to criticism of Trump’s “abandonment” of the Kurds, President Trump said the following during his remarks at the Values Voter Summit.
“This week I directed $50 million to support Christians and other religious minorities in Syria. I did it on Friday.”
Pastor Andrew Brunson, the American pastor who was held captive in a Turkish prison for two years before the administration negotiated his release, was on the podium with Trump and prayed with the president before the speech.
“I’ve made clear to Turkey that if they do not meet their commitments, including the protection of religious minorities, and also watching over the ISIS prisoners were captured, we will impose a very swift, strong and severe economic sanctions, like we did in my negotiations to get Pastor Brunson out,” Trump said. “Otherwise, I hate to say this pastor, you’d still be there.”
The president said his administration has so far provided more than $500 million in support of religious minorities oppressed in Syria.
CALIZUELA: The newest socialist third world country – Instead of spending money on equipment repairs, system maintenance, and upgrades, PG&E was forced to spend $42 billion following green energy mandates imposed by Democrats. Net result is not the green utopia politicians promised, but power outage nightmares in which even solar panels and electric cars don’t work.
MEDIA MALPRACTICE: “We’ve taken down video that aired on ‘World News Tonight Sunday’ and ‘Good Morning America’ this morning that appeared to be from the Syrian border immediately after questions were raised about its accuracy,” a spokesman told the Washington Examiner. “ABC News regrets the error.“
And by “error”, they mean “getting caught.”
WHAT PC BLINDNESS LOOKS LIKE: A Frenchman named Mickael Harpon converted to Islam ten years ago and, over time, became increasingly radicalized. On Oct 3, he attacked and killed four of his own colleagues … in the International Terror division of the police department!
Harpon was shot dead at the scene of his carnage, something he probably was hoping for, since that is apparently the one and only way a Muslim can be assured of gaining eternal life in paradise.
On Oct 14, French police arrested five people in connection with Harpon’s blood crime spree. One of the people detained was Harpon’s imam, who happens to be on France’s list of potential security threats!
A string of inquiries have been launched to examine how Harpon, who had severe hearing difficulties, fell through the security net despite telling colleagues he welcomed the Charlie Hebdo attacks in 2015.
Just a guess, but I’m thinking he fell through the same “cracks” that the Fort Hood shooter, Nisan Hidal, “fell” through.
JESUS WINS IN THE END: Attorney General Bill Barr at Notre Dame – “The campaign to destroy the traditional moral order has coincided, and I believe has brought with it, immense suffering and misery. And yet the forces of secularism, ignoring these tragic results, press on with even greater militancy…
This is not decay. This is organized destruction. Secularists and their allies have marshaled all the forces of mass communication, popular culture, the entertainment industry, and academia in an unremitting assault on religion and traditional values.”