So Assad is accused of killing his “own civilians”. Yet this article and others across the media spectrum conveniently forget that Assad along with Mubarak and Ghadafi faced US backed uprisings that turned violent. While they are violent dictators and strongmen, the type of ruler that has permiated the middle east for centuries and apparently the type of leader that keeps relative peace within their respective countries, yet somehow these leaders are supposed to succumb to protesters.
The USA and our allies have fomented the chaos and upending of the Middle East. We have helped to create the power vacuum that has allowed Russia to step in. Had we minded our own business and not backed every uprising, overthrown leaders and funded, trained and armed violent terrorists in our attempt to overthrow Assad, Mubarak, Saddam and Ghadafi we might not be staring WWIII in the eye!
This country is filled with war mongering psychopaths who only think of oil and money! Excessive debt and over extending military forces in foreign conquests and wars is a classic sign of a failing nation. And we blame Putin. History will not look favorably on the USA or its people.
 October 7, 2015 at 2:19pm
Just another lost kid jacked up on psychotic drugs that increase suicide, homicidal ideation and aggression. People say the only thing in common with these incidents is gun free zones. They fail to look at the fact that the vast majority of those people who have committed mass murders are on psychotic drugs. Just read the “side effects” of these drugs. They read like a horror movie.
The Freudian model of working with people in therapy to solve their inner issues and torment has been supplanted by the drug pimps and pharmaceutics companies only looking to make a buck.
Reading the book titled “The Disease Called Childhood” which is about the change in psychiatric professions and the change to the pharmaceutical model of solving peoples problems, especially children and the epidemic of ADHD diagnosis.
When I was a teen. I watched one of my friends not even flinch when he slowly put a cigar out on the top of his hand. He was on a whole cocktail of psych drugs. That stuff just ruins people.
October 7, 2015 at 2:11pm
Oops, I’m sorry for striking a hospital killing doctors and patients who burned in their beds or on the operating table. Oops we thought the Taliban was near by and you are deemed the unfortunate collateral damage.
The only person who will be held accountable will be the kid who pulled the fire button. The “intelligence” team will not be held accountable; the commanding officer will not be held accountable, unless he is not an Obama apologist; the president will not be held accountable nor will this country be held accountable.
 October 6, 2015 at 8:15pm
He is a Boehner establishment hack. He ran as a tea party candidate and got sucked into the abyss of the establishment. I don’t trust him.
 October 5, 2015 at 11:51pm
His actions are the results of a sick and immoral society. People are disconnected from personal connections because of social media. Porn is rampant. The media tells us that you have to be thin, beautiful and filled with implants to be pretty and of value. A persons value is based upon what they have as opposed to what they give. Hooking up is the new fad. There are even apps that allow you’re hook up with people for nothing other than sex…. No money exchanges hands so it is not prostitution. You just go on the site, post a picture and a short bio and wait for someone to contact you to hook up for a quick romp in the hay. Sick.
This killer is a by-product of our sick society.
But God forbid let’s not change them from gun free zones to armed zones. Let’s continue to give these radical sick losers a place to commit their carnage. Nothing like giving a criminal a place to shoot people who have been taught and trained to hide rather than fight. Our children are like fish in a fish bowl when one of these crazy lunatics start shooting.
[-1] October 3, 2015 at 8:41pm
I would say that that would amount to war crimes under the Geneva convention. So you support acting immorally to kill immoral people? Interesting logic.
I do. I would scoop out their eyes with sharpened spoons to get information to kill more of them.
 October 3, 2015 at 8:39pm
We bomb hospitals and kill sick people and doctors while Russia has bombed 50-60 terrorist sites with bunker busting bombs. And all we have to say is oops… I guess you should not be around where terrorists may be lurking because we all know collateral damage is just part of the war on terror.
October 3, 2015 at 10:00am
We kill sick and injured including staff from DWB; we kill 130 wedding guests in Yemen to kill one or two Houthi fighters and shrug our shoulders and say oh well they are just collateral damage. Move on.
Our country has become absolutely immoral. We have completely destabilized the ME; we have helped create a mass migration of Muslims out of these war torn hell holes while we REFUSE to help the Christians; we fund, train and arm Al Qaeda and other known terrorist groups because of the belief in the enemy of my enemy mentality yet we say we are in a war against terrorism; then we point the finger against Putin and say this is all his fault. Absolutely unbelievable! No wonder the word sees us a fools!
What a bunch of freaking hypocrites. The USA goes around the world flexing its muscles on every continent. We start and foment wars all across the world such as Libya, Egypt, Iraq and Ukraine. We arm, fund and train Al Qaeda and Al Nusra terrorists to fight against Assad. The terrorists we train give up and join ISIS.
Syria is nothing more than a proxy war for oil and gas pipelines and who will dominate the Middle East. Will it be the USA and the terrorist country Saudi Arabia or Russia and and the terrorist country Syria?
Just read another article that some in the Saudi family believe their reign will be ending and trouble ensuing because their oil exports are dropping because domestic consumption is expanding. They are concerned that they may reach peak oil by 2030. Their ENTIRE population and existence relies on oil and oil sales. They buy off their population with oil money. Today they have a youth unemployment of around 30%. Nice and ripe for terrorist recruits. If Russia saves Assad then Russia gets the pipeline through Syria it will then be Iranian and Russian contracted oil that gets to the European markets instead of Saudi and Qatar oil. They also get to keep their Mediterranean port.
If you read the comments coming from our idiot leaders they are more concerned about the terrorists they paid and trained getting killed then they are about killing ISIS.
I don’t blame Putin one damn bit. Self interest is the key to living in a screwed up world.
 October 1, 2015 at 6:33pm
Gun free zone, except for criminals with guns. May those innocent people who lost their life today rest in peace.
Why are they not describing the shooter? Why is a story on Drudge stating that the madman was asking people about their religion? The shooter is dead and they have a description and I’m sure a name by now as they have his internet message. WHO was the shooter? WHAT are they hiding?
The policies of the liberal progressives are destroying this country.
 September 30, 2015 at 10:06pm
I want to know what republicans voted for this. What a disgrace.
 September 29, 2015 at 1:09am
Add her belief in the “scientists” that claim man- made global warming to the list of why I will not support her. She also believes in water boarding and the NSA spying on Americans.
There are plenty of "scientists" who have the moral code of a snake, and willing sell themselves for grant money to produce desired results. Ask yourself, why would the government fund climate studies if the climate
was only a result of natural activity. Those "scientists" would be out of a job. How many times do we need to read about these "scientists" adjusting data to fit their conclusions, before we all realize the fix is in.
Why the scare quotes? Do you think they are not real scientists?
listen to her answer a little more carefully. She was asked this by Katie Couric and her answer was perfect, find it on youtube. She is an expert at deflecting progressive issues. If you deny a progressive issue they will crucify you. Better to do what Fiorina does. She says sure its an issue but its the lowest issue on the totem pole when compared to the whole myriad of issues our country is facing.
 September 28, 2015 at 8:27pm
@Robert999: I think that you should move. I hear that China, Russia, North Korea and all the countries in the Middle East like to rough up their prisoners before they have access to a lawyer and a trial. I guess we should do away with those provisions of the constitution as well. Hell if we can torture prisoners without due process just think of how many “criminals” and “terrorist” we could throw in jail. Now,with the NDAA and the way this government is going someday you too could be labeled an extremists for something as simple as what you say. I hear Gitmo is nice this time of year.
You are absolutely ignorant of the laws and the constitution of this country. It is people like you that have destroyed the foundations of this country.
 September 28, 2015 at 8:21pm
Maybe you need to move. I hear China and Russia like to rough up their prisoners as well, especially before they are given access to a lawyer and a trial. I guess we should do away with lawyers and trials as well. We sure could throw more criminals in jail that way.
You are absolutely ignorant!
 September 28, 2015 at 8:18pm
I have officially crossed her off my list after this comment. I will not vote for any candidate that may have her as VP either.
No Carly, water boarding did not keep us safe. It has been proven that the government received NOTHING actionable. Yes, Carly the NSA did go beyond their powers which is why the courts struck it down and congress changed parts of the lawless patriot act. Not to mention the director, Clapper, LIED before congress and said that they were not spying on all Americans. PLUS the NSA has stated that their unconstitutional and warrantless searches HAVE NOT STOPPED anything! Except for the privacy and freedoms of millions of Americans! I guess she is for the use of assignation by drone without due process as well.
September 28, 2015 at 3:06pm
It is this country’s foreign policy aka the Wolfowitz Doctrine that has screwed up the Middle East not Russia. It is the USA that has supported terrorists to overthrow dictators in Libya, Egypt and Iraq, not Russia. It was our US delegation that was plotting the next president of the Ukraine while the left hand was stoking the revolution, not Russia. Now the USA is using ISIS and Al Qaeda to overthrow Assad, NOT RUSSIA! Whistleblowers and odd documents acknowledge the use of terrorists and rise of the caliphate. Just last week the so called USA trained moderates gave weapons to Al Nursa Front… aka Al Qaeda terrorists!
I would love to be in the room when Putin bi**ch slaps Obama.
 September 27, 2015 at 8:15pm
What are Russian intentions. Real simple… They want to kill ISIS and the terrorists that we have been supporting to oust Assad. They want to protect their gas and oil pipelines that are planned to go through Syria. They have plans to protect Assad who is the only one who will continue to allow them to have their Mediterranean Sea port.
Somehow the USA seems to think that we are the one and only country that has self interests. Sadly the powers that be are fulfilling the Wolfowitz Doctrine with humanity as the cost for USA sole hegemony. The Middle East chaos is part of the plan. Read it.
The more this pope opens his mouth the more I dislike him. First he has his fake staged meeting with the illegal immigrant child, then he berates capitalism, he fails to forcefully speak out against abortion and now this. He praises the accomplishments of women while the catholic church bars women from becoming anything other than a nun.