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Photographer Captures Tens of Thousands Fleeing ISIS, Entering Turkey


A sandstorm hits Dikmetas Saturday afternoon, while thousands of Turkish Kurds amass at the border with Syria to help Syrian Kurds find water and food upon their arrival.

If the whole “cross this line Syria, and we’ll come for you” (paraphrasing) that Obama drew wasn’t all of a sudden erased when Syria crossed it, we wouldn’t have this problem. Actually, if we left troops in Iraq back in 2011 like his military advisors ‘suggested’ most of what’s happening in the regoin wouldn’t be.  I digress…

Scott Johnson

for National Geographic

At least 66,000 Syrian Kurds streamed into Turkey on Saturday, fleeing the latest advances of the Islamic State—the violent Sunni group that has declared a caliphate in parts of Syria and Iraq—as it moved further north in a bid to extend territorial control. The militants’ onslaught left as many as 40 towns and villages in northern Syria, including the border city of Ayn al-Arab, called Kobani in Kurdish, virtually empty, as thousands of men, women and children sought safety. Read more

Image of the Day: 29 September, 2014


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US Marine shields himself from the dust being kicked up.

US Veterans Send Fox News Open Letter About ‘Boobs On The Ground’ Joke


This had to be done. She’s part of the allied coalition and has overcome major hurdles considering where she lives. I commend her and her hard work and determination to go beyond the limits set for women in that region. She’s making history and as a woman I can’t help but smile and say, ‘atta girl.’

US military veterans from the Truman National Security Project have written an open letter to Fox News complaining that offensive comments about a female United Arab Emirates pilot were “unwarranted” and “fundamentally opposed to what the military stands for. Read more

Obama Calls For ‘Moderate, Inclusive’ ISIL Beaheadings


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Oh, dear…haha

THE WHITE HOUSE — In an interview with 60 Minutes on CBS that aired Sunday, President Obama called on the leaders of ISIL, or the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, to exercise more moderation and inclusivity in their beheadings of infidels. Read more