The near-unrestrained executive power claimed by the Obama administration will be transferred to the president-elect. From torture to Guantanamo to mass surveillance to Gitmo and on and on, the Obama Administration could have stood up for civil liberties and the US Constitution. It did not. On the contrary. He has handed his successor a huge gift: greatly expanded Executive power. Heckuva job there, Barack…
Dec 9th, 2016 – Turkey is dispatching hundreds of more soldiers to neighboring Syria to reinforce its first major US-backed incursion of its conflict-ridden southern neighbor.
(‘Up to 300 elite Turkish commandos to enter Syria’: https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/report-300-elite-turkish-commandos-enter-syria/ )
‘Ever since our NATO membership in 1952, the North Atlantic Alliance has played a central role in Turkey’s security and contributed to its integration with the Euro-Atlantic community. Turkey, in return, has successfully assumed its responsibilities in defending the common values of the Alliance.’ http://www.mfa.gov.tr/nato.en.mfa
Obama: “Our target audience is not the extremists. It’s the people the extremists are talking to, trying to influence. It’s people who have not yet become terrorists.”