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Nixed by Knicker-nicker

Officials in Kurdistan say/ A slip gave Baghdadi away,/ Caught out by a blunder where/ Spies stole his underwear,/ Providing some groin DNA./// https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-50218637 on twitter

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Trump Dumps Kurds

The Turkish assault on the Kurds/ Elicits from Trump empty words,/ Some meaningless platitudes/ Masking true attitudes,/ Rhetoric just for the birds./// The Turkish assault on the KurdsElicits from Trump empty words,Meaningless platitudesMasking true attitudes,Rhetoric just for the birds.#SyrianKurds #Kurds#KurdsBetrayedByTrump#trump … Continue reading

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Isis? What Isis?

James Mattis and now Brett McGurk/ Resigned when the number one Turk/ Outwitted their chief,/ Whose grasp of his brief/ Was that of an absolute jerk./// James Mattis and now Brett McGurkResigned when the number one TurkOutwitted their chief,Whose grasp … Continue reading

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Desert Stormy

“Though Feds and DAs are all swarmy”/ Said Trump, “I know what’ll restore me/: A new operation/ In some Mideast nation -/ ‘Op Desert Forget About Stormy’”./// https://edition.cnn.com/2018/04/09/politics/donald-trump-michael-cohen-anger-robert-mueller/index.html "Though Feds and DAs are all swarmy"Said Trump, "I know what'll restore … Continue reading

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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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