On December 7th, 1941, Japan attacked Pearl Harbour, an American naval base in Hawaii.
On September 2nd, 1945, the US and its allies accepted Japan's unconditional surrender.
On September 11th, 2001, one of the worst attacks on American soil cost nearly three thousand lives.
Fifteen years later, Saudi Arabia is not a glass parking lot, Western countries give obeisance to people who would be dead had oil not propped up their backward dictatorships, original inhabitants of the Middle East have either fled or been killed and terminal stupidity has infected so many people that one must really wonder if a zombie apocalypse did occur.
Australian police charged a twenty-two year old man with stabbing believed to be terrorist-inspired:
A 22-year-old man charged with a terrorist attack in southwest Sydney was inspired by the so-called Islamic State group, NSW Police allege.
He is accused of stabbing a 59-year-old man a number of times at a reserve on Olhlfsen Road at Minto yesterday afternoon.
The victim remains in hospital in a serious condition.
"We will be alleging before court that this was an act inspired by ISIS," NSW Deputy Police Commissioner Catherine Burns said.
The man is known to police, she added, but not for links to any known terror groups.
"[He is] not someone who was front and centre in our work at the moment," Deputy Commissioner Catherine Burns said.
Police said they were called to Ohlfsen Road, in Minto, yesterday afternoon, after a man was found with a number of alleged stab wounds.
Paramedics said the 59-year-old was treated at the scene for serious injuries before being taken to Liverpool Hospital, where he remains in a critical condition.
ISIS doesn't need to issue tax receipts for budding members. They already have willing followers everywhere.
Guaran-damn-tee Obama will veto this:
The House of Representatives passed a controversial bill that would allow 9/11 families to sue the Saudi Arabian government for complicity in the 9/11 attacks. The vote was unanimous.
Horrified that someone might be talking sense, the corrupt political classes would rather certain things never be mentioned ever, ever again:
One key Conservative, Toronto government-relations consultant Chad Rogers, called it “dog-whistle politics,”and tweeted that Leitch, herself, “should be screened for Canadian values.”
Well then, let’s whistle for some of those dogs that might cause concern among most Canadians.
Let’s remind those offended by Leitch’s proposal of a certain Afghan immigrant named Mohammad Shafia who was so appreciative of the sacrifices by Canadian troops to free his country of the Taliban that, in 2009, he drowned his three young daughters in the Rideau Canal near Kingston.Ont.
Perhaps he should have been screened beyond his considerable wealth with questions that might possibly have exposed his twisted interpretation of Islam that tarnish all Muslims, as well as his “anti-Canadian values.”
The same government that taxes our meager earnings and agrees to more lip service "climate change" as in the Paris accord do not want a conversation on who is being allowed into Canada let alone on what grounds in should be let in and allowed to remain.
Russia forces the US to a cease-fire in Syria:
The United States and Russia working in lockstep against the Islamic State group and al-Qaida's affiliate in Syria. A rejuvenated truce that will compel President Bashar Assad's air and ground forces to pull back. New flows of badly needed humanitarian aid.
Those details emerged Saturday as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov capped another marathon meeting in Geneva to present their latest ambitious push to end Syria's devastating and complex war.The potential breakthrough deal, which launches a nationwide cessation of hostilities by sundown Monday, will hinge on compliance by Assad's Russian-backed forces and U.S.-supported rebel groups, plus key regional powers such as Turkey, Iran and Saudi Arabia with hands directly or indirectly in Syria's 5-1/2 years of carnage.
Russia has been doing a fair amount of heavy lifting in Syria (it really wants that pipeline). Note that everything is dependent on Russia's co-operation. That can shift on a dime.
Channel 1’s report Wednesday that in 1983, current Palestinian Authority Chairman and PLO chief Mahmoud Abbas served as a KGB agent is hardly the story of the year, but it does remind us of certain half-forgotten facts about the Cold War that are becoming ever more relevant today.
The PLO’s close and servile relationship with the KGB was first exposed in a systematic way in 1987, with the publication of Red Horizons: Chronicles of a Communist Spy Chief, the exposé of Soviet and Romanian Cold War operations written by former Romanian intelligence chief Lt.-Gen. Ion Pacepa.
Pacepa, who defected to the US in 1978 after serving as the head of the DIE – Romania’s KGB – was the highest ranking intelligence officer from the Soviet bloc to ever defect.
In his book, Pacepa revealed that “the PLO was dreamt up by the KGB.”
Oh, heavens to Betsy! After Obama's cowardly assault on the "lazy" rubes who voted him in, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton puts her foot in it:
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Saturday said she regretted saying "half" of Republican rival Donald Trump's supporters belonged in a "basket of deplorables," but made no apologies for calling out "prejudice and paranoia" among Trump's campaign and supporters.
"Last night I was 'grossly generalistic,' and that's never a good idea. I regret saying 'half' - that was wrong," Clinton said in a statement, the day after comments at a fundraiser in New York.
(Sidebar: she regrets it as she regrets her less-than-secret e-mail account. What a silly b!#ch.)
As appalling as Clinton's words are (one could supplant Trudeau/Obama/Wynne and the point would remain the same), she would not have attempted this abominable slight on what remains of the American voter's dignity has she been certain that a sizeable segment was filled with such inward and outward loathing that she could get away with it.
The electorate is the problem. If they are so filled with such loathing and idiocy then it is no wonder that someone as crooked as Hillary Clinton could advance as she has. She is as detestable as her supporters and those who gleefully broadcast such inflammatory falsehoods with approval.
We don't do enough of this to our leaders.
Oh, there are sacred objects everywhere!
The federal government stepped into the fight over the Dakota Access oil pipeline Friday, ordering work to stop on one segment of the project in North Dakota and asking the Texas-based company building it to "voluntarily pause" action on a wider span that an American Indian tribe says holds sacred artifacts.
Twenty-three people are killed in a factory fire in Bangladesh:
A boiler exploded and triggered a fire at a packaging factory near Bangladesh's capital on Saturday, killing at least 23 workers and injuring dozens, officials said.
Fire officials said that the explosion at the five-story Tampaco Foils Ltd. factory in the Tongi industrial area outside Dhaka was huge, and that the fire triggered by the blast spread quickly because flammable chemicals were stored at the factory.At least six of the 14 people being treated for burns at Dhaka Medical College and Hospital were in critical condition, said Mohammed Bacchu Mia, a police official at the hospital. He confirmed that at least 23 people had died.
And now, let there be some light feelings on this solemn day.
Photos of George Bush moments after hearing what unravelled in New York.
Gander, Newfoundland is the town that New York will not forget.
Lev Tolstoy would be astonished at the number of descendants he has.
And finally, further proof that dogs only want to be our soul companions:
For the past 12 years, a Chesapeake-Lab mix named Bruno has been regularly walking four miles (eight miles round trip) to downtown Longville from his country home to socialize, collect treats, and hang around. His almost daily commute has made Bruno a beloved town legend.