- Jack Cashill taught at the University of Missouri in Kansas City as an adjunct professor, and he offers his thoughts on how the social justice warrior ethos developed at the school. A “beloved” professor at the main campus, Dale Brigham, refused to give in to student demands that he cancel an exam, then ended up canceling the exam and quitting his job. The hunger striking ringleader of the protests, Jonathan Butler, is the son of Union Pacific Railroad VP who earned more than $6 million last year. Check your privilege indeed.
A U.N. body, the World Radiocommunciation Conference, decided to allocate radio spectrum to a service that would track airplanes by satellite, which should prevent planes like Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 from disappearing without a trace.
The Yazidis sent a delegation to Moscow to request assistance they haven't been able to obtain from the U.S.:
The Baba Sheikh [the Yazidi pope] and his delegation went to Moscow to ask for assistance to the Kurdish Regional Government and the peshmerga, the Kurdish military force, which seeks to extend its sovereignty over the Sinjar region where the Yazidis are based. Among the officials they met with was Mikhail Bogdanov, deputy foreign minister of Russia.
The Yazidi delegation to Russia made several other requests, including humanitarian aid for more than 400,000 Yazidis living under difficult conditions; support from the Russian military to liberate more than 3,500 Yazidis held captive by the Islamic State, including children in jihadi training camps; and Russian support to refer a case of genocide from the U.N. Security Council to the International Criminal Court in The Hague.
Norway shares a small border with Russia at a very high latitude, but that hasn't stopped migrants from finding their way to that border and crossing into Norway. More than 4,000 people have crossed since August.
Bashar al Assad's army and its allied forces broke the ISIS siege of Kweiris air base in Aleppo province. ISIS had the base surrounded for almost two years.