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Tue Oct 15, 2019, 03:57 PM

The Kurdish girl who can never go home

“Have you seen the picture of the poor Kurdish girl who can never go home?” My next door office neighbor holds up his laptop so I can see the picture. [He's a Lt Col in the U.S. Air Force, the service I spent over 10 years on active duty, and where I now work as a civilian.] And the picture of the poor Kurdish girl who's lost her home and can never go back? Its the wrinkled face of E.T, from the Extra Terrestrial movie. Hilarious.

So I counter with a question of my own. “Have you heard that Incirlik has been occupied by the Russians?”

“Incirlik? What's that?”

[God. This is a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Air Force, just two promotions below General (pray he never gets there), and he doesn't recognize ….] “Incirlik is the big US Air Force base in Turkey, under the NATO treaty.”

So I'm waiting for him to ask 'Where did you hear that', so I can answer “The Air Force Times”... but instead I walk out and let him go back to his memes.

Anyways, we may have just donated 50 thermonuclear weapons to Putin.

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