Turkey is key supplier of weapons, military hardware to ISIS – Russian envoy to UN — RT News

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RT reports, citing Russian UN envoy Vitaly Churkin, that Moscow has submitted data on Turkey’s illegal arms and military hardware supply to Islamic State in Syria to the UN Security Council. It claims that supplies are supervised by the Turkish intelligence service.

Source: Turkey is key supplier of weapons, military hardware to ISIS – Russian envoy to UN — RT News

Whilst the link between Turkey and ISIS is not new, providing hard evidence to the UN Security Council raises the ante and brings Turkey’s foreign policy under international scrutiny.

Sadly, at Angela Merkel‘s instigation, the EU has recently agreed to give Turkey billions of Euro.

Surely, this article highlights that European policy is a complete shambles?


Opinion – GOP candidates to Obama: Too little, too late – The Washington Post

The Washington Post claims that the GOP candidates characterized Obama‘s response to the Islamic State as not only feckless but also overtly partisan.

Source: GOP candidates to Obama: Too little, too late – The Washington Post

The body of the article covered similar ground to the earlier article in the NYT.

Personally, in my mind I associated ‘partisan’ with being a passionate supporter of a party or cause, so I checked the definition, which courtesy of Google I’m sharing below:
  1. 1.
    a strong supporter of a party, cause, or person.
    “partisans of the exiled Stuarts
  2. 2.
    a member of an armed group formed to fight secretly against an occupying force, in particular one operating in German-occupied Yugoslavia, Italy, and parts of eastern Europe in the Second World War.
    “the partisans opened fire from the woods”
    synonyms: guerrilla, freedom fighter, resistance fighter, member of the resistance,underground fighter, irregular soldier, irregular;

    “the partisans opened fire from the woods”
  1. 1.
    prejudiced in favour of a particular cause.
    “newspapers have become increasingly partisan”
    synonyms: biased, prejudiced, one-sided, coloured, discriminatory, preferential,partial, interested, parti pris, bigoted, sectarian, factional, unjust,unfair, inequitable, unbalanced

    “the government had adopted a blatantly partisan attitude”

    Was this a pun by the Washington Post or a deliberate editorial escalation?

    Just how biased, prejudiced and one-sided are Obama’s views on radical Islamatic terrorism?