No Victory against ISIS with Erdoğan in Turkey

Friday, the one-year anniversary of the Islamic State’s declaration of its caliphate, was a horrible day across the region. The Islamic State (ISIS, ISIL, Daesh) launched terrorist attacks that have killed innocents in Tunisia, Kuwait, and France. Terrorists seek out soft targets. They search for the unprotected and undefended in order to commit the unexpected. While the U.S. counterterrorism community has perfected defending against the last terrorist attack — hence the obsession with bottled water and more than three ounces of shaving cream at airport checkpoints — large bureaucracies are poor at thinking outside the box. Hence, there will always be another terrorist attack no matter how vigilant police might be.

  • Ron MacDonald

    He’l eventually go the way of former Turkish rulers.

    • Turkey is a weird place. I wish I had a crystal ball.

  • David Murrell

    Partially off topic, but a poster a day or two ago mentioned that the CBC News story, a truncated Associated Press story, on the Turkish police taking hoses to gay demonstrators, completely censored the words “Muslim and Islam” from the story. I compared this to the complete AP story reprinted in the Toronto Sun. The latter story mentioned that the nasty police response was from the fact that the demo was done during Ramadan, and that “homophobia was rampant in Turkey”. The edited CBC News story stated that the “cause of the police reaction was unknown”.

    So CBC News edits out the cause of the police reaction, and inserted their own fabrication of the facts. So I put in a complaint on this to the CBC ombudsman. Nothing will come of it, but the complaint will be printed on the CBC Ombudsman page.

  • As long as Islam exists, in its present form, there will be no end to Islamic violence.

    The social blueprint that creates Islam is the culprit. It is toxic. It creates a dysfunctional society. And worse – it spreads like a cancer.

    The non-Muslim world needs to force a reformation on Islam. before it is too late.

    Close the mosques. Arrest the mullahs. Arrest any and all who promote Islam. No overt signs of Islam – especially burkas and such. No Islamic schools.

  • Helios Megistos

    As soon as Europe is liberated from the EUSSR, the patriotic forces will then liberate Constantinople; revenge is a dish best served cold!