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When will Britain learn to protect children?
[Iran Press TV] "Nobody could say, 'We didn't know.'" This was the devastatingly simple verdict of the independent inquiry into child sexual exploitation in Rotherham last week.

Yet even as hundreds of victims of sexual abuse have been denied the justice of seeing their rapists convicted for their crimes, police and council leaders have pleaded: "We didn't know."

The inquiry found there were ample opportunities for people who were in a position to prevent these vile crimes to grasp the extent of what was going on -- and to act. Whether they knew or they didn't (and the report suggests they should have done), they must acknowledge how seriously they failed the children of Rotherham and take appropriate responsibility.
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Posted by: Fred || 09/01/2014 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [35 views] Top||

#1  Perfidious Albion, even at home.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/01/2014 1:20 Comments || Top||

#2  But it didn't happen in England, it happened in the islamic metastasis that sprung up.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 09/01/2014 3:16 Comments || Top||

#3  BTW the same happened in Oxford (and a few other islam-infested areas).

The number of victims could be in the 10,000s!
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 09/01/2014 3:17 Comments || Top||

When failure is victory
[DAWN] TO understand them, there's just two dates you need to know: 1971 and 1977.

In 1971, the Pakistain Army contrived to lose half of Pakistain. In 1977, the Pakistain Army was back running Pakistain.

Six years was all it took. And if 1971-1977 happened, what's 2008-2014? Nawaz didn't stand a chance.
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Posted by: Fred || 09/01/2014 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [20 views] Top||

Is it too risky for the U.S. to bomb ISIS inside Syria right now?
[CBSNEWS] As President B.O. contemplates the use of military force to defeat Islamic murderous Moslems in Syria, Congress is still divided on the question.

Two Republican politicians said Sunday on "Face the Nation" that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS, also known as ISIL) requires a quick and forceful U.S. response - including possible Arclight airstrikes - the top Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee warned that the region's geopolitics mean the first step must be to build support for defeating the group.

"We do not want to come into Syria now on the side of [President Bashar] Assad. We have got to find other folks, the Free Syria Movement, to work with," said Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash., in an interview on CBS' "Face the Nation." "If we go in and appear to be choosing whether Assad's side or the Shia side in a civil war (should win), then we simply drive more Sunnis into the arms of ISIS."

Smith said the U.S. first needs to make sure that moderate Sunnis oppose ISIS, which represents a much more radical strain of Sunni Islam. That will require building a coalition in the Middle East, he said, including potential allies like Turkey and Soddy Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face...
that had been funding bully boy groups like ISIS and Jabhat al-Nusra but now see what a threat it is to the region. It also means the U.S. must insist that the new Shia government in Iraq brings marginalized Sunnis into the fold.
Posted by: Fred || 09/01/2014 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [36 views] Top||

#1  You need to choose your friends very carefully because you do not get to choose your enemies.

That being said, the enemy of my enemy is my friend, particularly when my enemy is a ghastly horde of sadists bent on creating mass casualties in the US.
Posted by: Bill Clinton || 09/01/2014 0:34 Comments || Top||

#2  Is it too risky for the U.S. to bomb ISIS inside Syria right now?

Depends. Do we have any balls left?
Posted by: gorb || 09/01/2014 2:04 Comments || Top||

#3  question is, isis working for saudi/turkey or syria?
Posted by: Paul D || 09/01/2014 3:15 Comments || Top||

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