The Argentinian roots of Pope Francis may explain why, after three days in Cuba, Pope Francis has issued only timid appeals for "change" and "reconciliation" in the face of that country's atheistic government.
President Obama has invited homosexual activists, dissenting Catholic groups, an openly gay Episcopalian bishop and a pro-abortion Catholic sister to the White House for a ceremony welcoming Pope Francis to the United States, prompting backlash from the Vatican.
One of the Islamic State's top military commanders was actually trained by U.S. Special Forces in the nation of Georgia before taking up arms for ISIS in Syria, according to a variety of sources quoted in an explosive new report by the McClatchy news agency. Another member of the Obama administration’s supposed “anti-ISIS” coalition, the Wahhabi-Islamic dictatorship in Saudi Arabia, played a key role radicalizing the jihadist leader through a hard-core Islamist mosque it funded near his village. In other words, without the direct assistance of key “anti-ISIS” governments — including Washington, D.C. — the man said to be ISIS' most fearsome and skilled military leader would almost certainly never have arrived in Syria to wage ruthless war on infidels in the first place. But ISIS commander Tarkhan Batirashvili, who now calls himself Abu Omar al Shishani, is hardly the only one.
As with gun control a generation ago, Australia is now setting a dubious example among developed countries by passing new legislation cracking down on parents who refuse to have their children vaccinated.