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Having Your Cake and Bombing it

With global relations at stake/ Trump had a decision to make -/ To target or not/ Some place he forgot/ Or wait till they finished the cake?/// http://edition.cnn.com/2017/04/12/politics/donald-trump-xi-jingping-syria-chocolate-cake/ With global relations at stakeTrump had a decision to make –To target … Continue reading

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Hitler-belittler

His comments on Hitler and gas/ And Assad were terribly crass/ Or being preciser/ Trump spokesman Sean Spicer/ Was commenting out of his ass./// https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/apr/11/sean-spicer-hitler-chemical-weapons-holocaust-assad 852139639813140480

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What’s in a Name?

The self-proclaimed Islamic State/ Was rocked by the MPs’ debate./ It wasn’t the vote/ That got ISIL’s goat/ It’s being called Da’esh* they hate./// http://qz.com/563793/why-more-people-are-calling-isil-daesh-and-why-the-group-apparently-hates-it/ *For the last line to scan, you have to pronounce Daesh as two syllables, like … Continue reading

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Turkey Shoot

The loss of a jet by the Russians/ Resulted in urgent discussions/ As Vladimir Putin/ Told Turkey the shootin/ Could lead to severe repercussions./// http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-34913173 The loss of a jet by the Russians Resulted in urgent discussions As Vladimir Putin Told Turkey the … Continue reading

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ISIS Crisis

The West’s in a bit of a crisis/ Regarding the problem of ISIS/ As Russia drops bombs/ On Hama and Homs,/ Leaving Assad to his own devices./// http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/oct/01/russia-targeting-non-isis-groups-syria-airstrikes https://twitter.com/twitmericks/status/649962518790733824

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Suffer the Children

As Syria’s child refugees/ Are risking their lives on the seas/ Will our politicians/ Build bigger partitions/ And go on ignoring their pleas?/// http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/refugee-crisis-live-aylan-kurdis-death-drives-international-pressure-for-europe-to-act-as-people-smugglers-arrested-in-turkey-10484471.html As Syria's child refugees Are risking their lives on the seas Will our politicians Build bigger partitions And go on … Continue reading

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Come and Get Me!

A Kiwi decided his fate/ Was jihad with Islamic State./ He tweeted for terror/ But made one big error -/ He did it on geolocate./// http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11380705 A Kiwi decided his fate Was jihad with Islamic State. He tweeted for terror But made one … Continue reading

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A Cell for Mr Biswas

A tweeter from old Bangalore/ Got mixed up in Syria’s war/ Police detained Biswas/ As one game of his was/ Distributing Jihadist gore./// http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Mehdi-Biswas-ISISs-voice-on-Twitter-wanted-to-be-a-strategist/articleshow/45508617.cms A tweeter from old Bangalore Got mixed up in Syria's war Police detained Biswas As one game of his … Continue reading

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Big Daddy Baghdadi

The fellow they call El-Baghdadi/ A top fundamentalist baddy/ Said “I am the Caliph/ And you’re not my pal if/ You won’t come and be a Jihadi”./// The fellow they call El-Baghdadi A top fundamentalist baddy Said "I am the Caliph And you're … Continue reading

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Isis Crisis

An Islamist group known as ISIS/ Has plunged Iraq into a crisis/ Sectarian tension/ May spark intervention/ Depending on how high the price is./// http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/kerry-says-us-will-act-soon-on-iraq-but-at-request-of-baghdad-government/2014/06/13/53ddc5f0-f2f9-11e3-9ebc-2ee6f81ed217_story.html https://twitter.com/twitmericks/status/477844568402956289  

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