Napoleon said, “if you start to take Vienna, take Vienna.” The Austrian capital seems to be the one place east of Paris where we haven’t sent troops over the past decade.
But we are now ensnarled in a war in Syria and Iraq, facing off against the most radical form of Islamic extremism. And when America’s at war, there is no substitute for victory.
How should winning be defined against ISIL? Like it was in World War II–the forces of evil, yes evil, must be crushed.
There was tragic news out of Moore, Oklahoma, on Friday afternoon when 54-year-old wife, mother and grandmother Colleen Hufford was attacked and beheaded by a former co-worker who had spent the past weeks trying to convert fellow employees to Islam.
Local news outlets reported he was shouting Muslim phrases during the attack so the feds were called in to investigate.
The prophets wrote that Jesus could make the lame walk. Not so with the man who calls himself “Yeezus.” In fact, the hip hop artist seems unable to treat his disabled fans with a little bit of respect.
Last Friday Kayne West asked all of his fans to stand before he could perform his next song. When he was told by the shouting crowd that two of the fans he was yelling at were disabled—one of them waving their prosthetic leg in the air as proof—he stopped the entire concert and asked his security to confirm the claim, saying that the only people exempt from his command were those with a handicapped pass and free parking.
It is reported that he asked some concertgoers to show their handicap passes and told his audience that “everybody who is not in a wheelchair or handicapped will stand up. If you cannot prove to me that you are in a wheelchair you need to be standing, if you can it is okay to sit down.”
Wow. Sounds like a fun concert if you’re into being shouted down to from the stage.
Last Monday, Zbigniew Brzezinski, former counselor to Lyndon B. Johnson (1966–1968), national security adviser to President Jimmy Carter (1977–1981), and awardee of the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1981 for his contribution in the normalization of U.S.-China relations, attended a private dinner at the White House with President Obama, Vice President Biden, and other top policy experts to discuss critical U.S. national security and foreign policy challenges. Before that meeting, he spoke with MSNBC on those same issues.
Read the transcript of the interview here:
Mika Brzezinski, Joe Scarborough, and Willie Geist share the top news headlines of the day. They talk about stories from NFL scandals to Scotland’s possible independence, highlighting a special report about a 13th anniversary 9/11 event where singer Francesca Picerno sang God Bless America as a beautiful tribute to her father who was lost in the towers.
Check out what the team has to say about these top stories.