Is Tuesday Doomsday for Cruz? Couple polls show him up in Indiana, most show him down. There are already stories about depression in Team Cruz over the prospects. We’ll have to see – and it is in the hands of Indiana. If Cruz wins there, he’s still got a chance…if he loses, then Trump is almost certain to be the nominee.
Did you know that per Israeli law, it is illegal for Jews to pray on the Temple Mount? I didn’t know that – and apparently the Israeli police are very strict about it – if they even see you mouthing a prayer, they’ll arrest you. To be sure, Muslims can pray there all the live, long day (and get quite violent if they think a Jew is praying). This just goes to show the extreme lengths the Israelis go to meet Muslim demands. As for me: let the Jews pray.
British commies march with banners of Stalin – naturally, Labour’s party leader is happy to be with them. Why is it ok to be communist? Why is Stalin considered something other than horrendously evil? Because of really, really good PR and the fact that the overall right in the West never got around to really crushing communism. We always accepted them as rational parts of the human scene, rather than treating as the anti-human people they were and are.
Related: Venezuela is proof that the left can kill a nation pretty quickly. Remember, Prog buddies, how happy you were when Venezuela’s late dictator insulted President Bush? How glad you were that we never managed to take action to overthrow Venezuela’s socialist dictatorship? Well, now the Venezuelans are looting stores for food.
Does Erdogan want his own Islamic State? Probably – but he’s willing to go slow, at times, to get it.
Related: and just my observation – I’m not too keen on the concept that our United States, via NATO, would have to defend Erdogan’s regime against foreign attack.
Will the military refuse to obey illegal orders? It would be a mixed bag – and the lower down the totem poll, the less likely will be disobedience to orders. Deeply ingrained in our military is respect for civilian control – so, the President orders it, then it is likely to be done, and while some senior officer might object, there will be a dozen willing to step in and carry out the order (never underestimate the desire on the part of some careerist officers to, well, advance their careers). This is not about a Presidential order to shoot civilians (ours or theirs). It is not really imaginable that an American President would give such an order – but orders to go rough on the enemy? To bomb something that maybe didn’t need to be bombed? To back a weapon system which is worthless? To make statements on defense matters which are in line with Presidential desires but not related to how things are? That sort of thing is entirely within the realm of possibility.
Prince is dead – and the government will now be taking more than half his stuff.