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Civilians are fleeing into Syria
The current offense of joint Irakqi forces are making their way to Mossul. The infantry forces are supported by air strikes.
Eralier this week first annoucements of success were sent out. Regardless of this support, IS fighters are still in the city.
Due to the up coming gurialla fighting the city will face civilians are leaving the city. As the joint irakqi forces are approching form the sout, the only way left is into Syria, into IS territory.
Do you want political success? – Look at Hollywood!
‘Hollywood equals political success’ this seems to sound like a joke, but if one has a look on the strategy of conservative right and extremist movements in Europe and the USA it has become reality.
First, creat fear! The easiest way: a catastrophe. The only difference we are talking about humans, refugees, not about an natural desaster like e.g. in Roland Emmenrich’s movies.
The dehumanization of refugees is the result of their argumentation, but their game goes on.
Should I stay or should I go?
In the last referendum Scotland was voting to remain within the UK. But since that a essential change has happened. The UK voted about remaining within the EU – they soon will leave.
Scotland was voting to stay within the UK referendum about EU membership, just as Northern Irland and London. The country realises that now with this new path England will proceed on, their interest aren’t reperesented at all and they consider due to the new circumstances their referendum about remaining in the UK needs to be asked agian.
To Scotland the EU seems to be more appealing then the UK!
Impressions of the 2nd debate
The debate of the presidential candidates was as usually highly commented in the social networks. The Washington Post did a good job gatehring the most important and interesting tweets, likes etc.
They are an interesting summary with the addition of a reflection in it, but check them out and make up your own mind.
2nd presidential election debate
The second round of the TV duell of presidential candidates, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, was running for 90 min.
For anybody who couldn’t or maybe wouldn’t like to see the whole debate, this is a good summarizing video of the main points of the debate.
The most interesting fact was the different format round two had – it was a town hall debate.
Who will be the moderators of round two in the fight for the White House?
For round two, the town hall debate, there will be two moderators. On the one hand it will be Martha Raddatz from ABC, on the other hand there will be Anderson Cooper from CNN.
Both reporters are broadly known in the US and are very successful. Nevertheless, Trump seems not to be happy with any of the two of them.
Is there a way to legal doping?
Athlets can have more serious illnesses just as any other human as well. Some illnesses need threatment with medication which is forbidden by the anti-doping rules.
Of course in these cases the athlets will be allowed to use this medicin, but they need a TUE (therapeutic use exemption) authorized by the WADA.
This sounds a bit like a door opener. Unfortunately the numbers are supporting the thesis. In the last years the number of TUEs has highly increased and also the number of cases in which false diagonsis was issued by a Doctor, as a medical certificate is needed.
Which countries control the game?
We all remember the cold war, the world was seperated in two teams. But how many countries and which countries do control the international circuit in politics these days?
The new world order becomes visible in the Syrian civil war. The war in Syria is lasting already over five years. The amount of countries interfering in the struggle is imense.
By analyizing all the different intersts shown in this war one is able to identify the big players within the nations.
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