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Calista241

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So when does it count as "boots on the ground?"

All i keep hearing from everyone is that we won't have any boots on the ground in our confrontation with ISIL. Yet, somehow we also have almost 2000 troops in Iraq. Some of them are protecting our embassy in Baghdad. Some of them are defending our interests in Kurdistan.

I've even heard on CNN this morning that some of our troops are acting as forward observers, coalition liaisons, and trainers. Do these troops not count as boots on the ground? Are they getting combat pay?

Falcons BABY!!

Take that Drew Brees!

Abbas rejects Egyptian offer to settle refugees in Sinai

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has rejected an Egyptian proposal to resettle Palestinian refugees in a large tract of land in the Sinai Peninsula to be annexed to the Gaza Strip.

Speaking to a gathering of his Fatah party in Ramallah Sunday, Abbas said that an unnamed senior Egyptian official recently approached him and suggested settling Palestinians in an area 1,600 square kilometers (618 square miles) large adjacent to Gaza, reviving an idea originally proposed by former Israeli national security adviser Giora Eiland.

“They [the Egyptians] are prepared to receive all the refugees, [saying] ‘let’s end the refugee story’,” Abbas was quoted by Ma’an news agency as saying.

http://www.timesofisrael.com/abbas-rejects-egyptian-offer-to-settle-refugees-in-sinai/

Police investigating the Police

Currently it's this nebulous "internal affairs" division that investigates incidents and cops. They say they're a separate, independent department, but ultimately they all answer to the same person, usually a police chief or some politician.

I believe we need a separate agency, probably federal (but i'm not sure that'd fly in individual states), that investigates all police incidents that result in a fatality. And maybe even a separate court that reviews these cases.

This would accomplish two things. One it would reduce the "thin blue line" and hopefully police whitewashing of these incidents. And two, I believe that ultimately it will increase confidence of the citizenry in the police force.

I know several cops, and all of them say it's a very easy job to fired from. That being said, many citizens clearly do not have confidence in their police force to protect them or treat them fairly.

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