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Ku Klux Klan Kills Woman

A woman was invited to attend a Ku Klux Klan initiation ceremony in rural Louisiana and she wound up getting killed by the kooks who belong to the KKK. The local Klan leader, Raymond “Chuck” Foster, was arrested on charges he shot the woman after she requested to leave and return to her home in Oklahoma. Some sort of initiation ceremony was taking place when the woman must have backed out and asked to leave. A fight broke out and in the ensuing confusion the woman was killed. Several men are being held along with their leader. Several suspects tried to conceal the crime by burning parts of the woman’s clothes and hiding the body in the brush.

The madness of this case only exemplifies the incompetence of KKK leaders who cannot even kill someone in a rural area without the entire world learning of their deed. We should all give thanks the KKK is so incompetent.

Jeers, Cheers And Hypocrisy On Campaign Trail

The one guarantee about an American presidential election is the presence of two candidates each accusing the other of some form of evil and corruption. However, the campaign experienced a new twist when Senator Barack Obama was greeted at the University of Miami by black protestors accusing him of selling out the black community. They even held up signs proclaiming, “Barack Obama Endorsed by KKK).” No one knows who these protestors actually represent other than their own stupidity. Meanwhile, Senator John McCain, who has spent a quarter of century fighting against government regulation of the market place has now transformed himself into a twentieth century battler against Wall Street bankers. We can assume his Halloween costume will portray the right wing “maverick” dressed in a working man’s outfit with steel helmet and all. After all, if Sarah Palin is able to become an expert on Russia by looking across the Bering Straits, John McCain is able to become an expert on the working man by giving speeches in front of closed plants.

Naturally, McCain who has opposed government regulation as “socialism in action” now seeks to establish government regulation of the business community. He also blasted Barack Obama for taking money from Wall Street firms. The Arizona senator wanted to get across the point when he takes money from the corporate world it stems from opposing the interests of people who give him money, and the fact most of his top advisers work for lobbyists is necessary because having lobbyists working for you means they will not be working for their own corporate interests. I suspect McCain is the first political leader in American history to grasp the way to end power of lobbyists is to hire them.

McCain Quote of the Week: “Senator Obama may be taking their(Wall Street) advice and he may be taking their money, but in a McCain-Palin administration, there will be no seat for these people at the policy-making table. They won’t even get past the front gate at the White House.” But, Senator McCain, they currently work for you!!

Turkish Troops Deep Into Iraq

Turkish troops continued their advance into Iraq in pursuit of members of the Kurdish Workers Party(PKK) and despite earlier claims the incursion was only proceeding into immediate border areas, the Turkish army has gone much further into Iraq. There are reports of shelling by Turkish units in the Kandil Mountains, a Kurdish stronghold which is located about 100 kilometers inside Iraq. The Kandil Mountains border on Iran which indicates Turkish troops are almost fighting within sight of Iran.

High ranking Turkish military officials claim ‘intelligence we have received suggests the so-called leaders(of the PKK) are in a panic and trying to flee the region by moving rapidly to the south.” This raises the question as to whether Turkish troops will move further into Iraq territory or will they end the incursion at the Kandil Mountains. A reported 79 Kurds and 7 soldiers have been killed.

One can only wonder at the Iranian reaction to military fighting on its borders. Of course, the Iranian government shares the Turkish feeling of hostility towards the PKK.

War Chants Heard In Turkey As Diplomats Try For Peace

Thousands of Turks marched through the streets of their nation shouting for war with Kurdish rebels even it if means invading Iraq. In the meantime, Turkish leaders were holding meetings in London, Washington, and Baghdad in a last minute effort to avert a new Iraq war. Prime Minister Erdogan told his counterpart, Gordon Brown, in London that an attack might come at “any time” unless the Iraq government was able to control Kurdish rebels of the PKK. Turkish Foreign Minister Ali Babacan in Baghdad informed Iraq’s Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari that war was the last resort of his nation because, “we do not want to sacrifice our cultural and economic relations with Iraq for the sake of a terrorist organization.”

Four years ago President Bush in his usual tough talking way persuaded the American Congress to allow an invasion of Iraq in search of WMD because diplomacy had failed. Today, more mature leaders like Prime Minister Erdogan of Turkey are trying the diplomatic route despite having over two dozen of their soldiers killed by Kudish insurgents. It is unfortunate for America that it lacked leaders with diplomatic skills in 2003 who could have worked hard to achieve our foreign policy goals without resorting to war.