How Long has the Syrian War Raged On?

BEIRUT (AP)

Al-Qaida’s leader meanwhile urged his followers and other militants in Syria to unite and prepare for protracted jihad, or holy war, against what he called an “international satanic alliance,” apparently referring to the Syrian government, its ally Russia, and the U.S., all of which are targeting the groupMORE

Dry Bones- Israel’s Political Comic Strip Since 1973

James “foot in mouth” Mattis

The statements in the cartoon’s speech balloons were all actually said by U.S.Defense Secretary General James “Mad Dog” Mattis (except GRRRR! and WOOOF! ).

We hope that during his visit to the Jewish state he will express his regrets for his previous biased and ignorant assessments.

Dry Bones- Israel’s Political Comic Strip Since 1973

Easter Eggs

Software engineers often have fun by putting secret surprises into their software. Users who type a secret word will activate these secret surprises. These are called “Easter Eggs”. No, I’m not going to give you a list of Easter Eggs hidden in Google or Windows or…

I thought of this while considering the cartoon to do about the Islamist attacks on Christians, such as the bombings of the Copts in Egypt. The idea of worshipers being blown up as they attempt to commune with God is a horror, whether they are Christians, Sunnis, Shias, Sufis, or Jews, but that is the Easter Egg in our current cruel world.

Dry Bones- Israel’s Political Comic Strip Since 1973

Turkish Displeasure

The story according to Reuters:

Erdogan says Turks in Europe should defy ‘grandchildren of Nazism’

President Tayyip Erdogan on Monday called on Turkish voters in Europe to defy the “grandchildren of Nazism” and back a referendum this month on changing the constitution, comments likely to cause further ire in Europe.

Erdogan has repeatedly lashed out at European countries, including Germany and the Netherlands, in campaigning for the referendum, accusing them of “Nazi-like” tactics for banning his ministers from speaking to rallies of Turkish voters abroad.

Both the Germans and Dutch have been incensed by the comparisons to Nazism and German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said the references must stop. “With this determination, we will never allow three or four European fascists … from harming this country’s honor and pride,” Erdogan told a packed crowd of flag-waving supporters in the Black Sea city of Rize, where his family comes from. “I call on my brothers and sisters voting in Europe…give the appropriate answer to those imposing this fascist oppression and the grandchildren of Nazism.”

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