Friday, May 27, 2016

But Wait! There's More!

There usually is.....

In typical Liberal fashion, MPP Bob Delaney issues a non-apology for sending the OPP to intimidate a mother of an autistic boy:

A Liberal backbencher who landed in trouble after his constituency office called police on the mother of an autistic child tried to defuse the situation with an apology, but the underlying controversy over changes to autism funding remains.

After Premier Kathleen Wynne told him to apologize, Bob Delaney released a statement of apology Tuesday, four days after police knocked on Melanie Palaypayon's door.

But it wasn't until Wednesday that he conveyed that apology to Palaypayon personally. The Mississauga-Streetsville member of the legislature says he tried a couple of times to reach her, Palaypayon says he didn't. But, she said, she accepted his apology.

Delaney said that they have agreed to meet in person and will put the conflict behind them.

"I've accepted responsibility for the set of circumstances that led to that and I've thought at what point might we have defused it, but all of that is 20/20 hindsight," he said in an interview.
The smell of douchebag on this guy must be overwhelming.

But... but... I thought they were refugees!

Two church groups in Fredericton, who lovingly prepared a home for a Syrian refugee family that never came to Canada, are about to give up the apartment they rented mid-February in response to Ottawa's urgent call for help.

Hey, remember when everyone said that Putin was Europe's savior?

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday warned Romania and Poland could find themselves in the sights of Russian rockets because they are hosting elements of a U.S. missile shield that Moscow considers a threat to its security.

Why ever would Romania and Poland want to protect themselves from Russia?

Oh yeah....

How is that reunification plan going, South Korea?

A former U.S. Forces Korea chief has said that instability in North Korea will lead to its collapse "sooner than many of us think."

Gen. Walter Sharp, who led the USFK from 2008 to 2011, was speaking at a forum in Hawaii, according to the Stars and Stripes army daily on Wednesday.

"There would be major changes" on the Korean Peninsula before the tenure of the current USFK chief ends in three years' time.

"I believe there will be strong provocations, strong attacks by North Korea that could quickly escalate into a much bigger conflict," Sharp added.

He pointed out that China, the North's sole ally, joined the most recent round of UN sanctions.

"North Korea's economy is clearly not meeting the needs of the people of North Korea," he said.

"Planning for what happens after the North's collapse must begin now," Sharp said, stressing the "need to work very hard to plan and exercise" for regime collapse and "to provide stability and security in a collapse scenario within North Korea."

"I could see a role for the United Nations along the border between what is now North Korea and China, doing border control there, perhaps with China as the lead of that UN command up there," he said.  

(Sidebar: perhaps the good general forgets why there is a North Korea in the first place.)

Speaking of China....

China has played down this week’s U.S. decision to lift a decades-old ban on sales of lethal arms to Vietnam as it looks to avoid aggravating relations already strained by territorial disputes in the South China Sea.

What would really scare China is a pan-Asian alliance against them.

How about it, nations other than China?

Not that China and its history of communist blood-letting (which Justin's dad supported no end) should gloat but it is correct in saying that the US or any WWII ally feel contrite for the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The moral preeners may feel comfortable decrying these grave military acts but they are strangely reluctant to say these things in Seoul, Manila, Jakarta, Beijing, or even Phnom Penh where the pacifist witticisms will not resonate.

This, apparently, has nothing to do with Islam:

An armed Muslim mob stripped an elderly Christian woman and paraded her naked on the streets in an attack last week in which seven Christian homes were also looted and torched in a province south of the Egyptian capital.

According to the local Orthodox Coptic church and security officials, the assault in the Minya province village of Karma on Friday began after rumours spread that the elderly woman's son had an affair with a Muslim woman — a taboo in conservative Egypt.

Police have arrested six men suspected of taking part in the violence and are looking for 12 more, the security officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.

President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi called for the culprits to be held accountable and gave the military a month to restore property damaged during the violence, at no cost to the owners.

In a statement issued Thursday by his office, el-Sissi said Egypt appreciates the role of "glorious Egyptian women" and that "the rights and the protection of their dignity are a humanitarian and patriotic commitment before being a legal and constitutional one."

During the so-called Arab Spring, many people deflected blame for the mob with statements similar to el-Sisi's.As usual, there is nothing to see here.

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