Wednesday’s hot take on the suicide bombing that killed 22 outside of an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England is that the Pentagon would do well to heed the singer’s recommendations regarding counterterrorism.
Ariana Grande Understands Counterterrorism Better Than Jim Mattis https://t.co/Y2Rc4qig8v
— The Nation (@thenation) May 31, 2017
Our hot takeaway is that we’d never, ever let a loved one within a mile of an Ariana Grande concert if she’s in charge of security at the venue.
In The Nation Wednesday, Juan Cole compared the rhetoric of Grande and Defense Secretary James “Mad Dog” Mattis. Not surprisingly, only about 10 percent of the piece was dedicated to Grande’s take on counterterrorism, so precise and effective is her strategy as spelled out alongside her intention to return to Manchester for a benefit concert: come closer together, help each other, love more, sing louder, and live more kindly and generously.
Hidden somewhere in those words might be the instruction to find more jobs for potential ISIS recruits, or to fight global warming and prevent climate refugees from resorting to terrorism. Or, it could just be a bunch of pap.
— Brandon Morse (@TheBrandonMorse) June 1, 2017
Well that's enough internet for today
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You should probably never write anything. Ever again. For any reason.
— The Mental Recession (@rustyweiss74) June 1, 2017
You really should end the lease, sell the computers, and shut down. Now.
— Conservadawg (@AshevilleDawg) June 1, 2017
does anybody read these tweets before you send them out?
— Kevin Robinson (@asnoutfull) May 31, 2017
IF that's the case, then how is it that her show was hit?
Europe's problem isn't lack of inclusiveness; it's bad guys taking advantage of it
— djm1992 (@djm1992a) June 1, 2017
You guys must have wiped out every crack dealer in D.C. to come up with that statement.
— Ty_in_TX (@Ty_in_TX) June 1, 2017
Drugs are a hell of a drug
— BASED-Rhys (@itsmealexand3of) June 1, 2017
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Donut licker Ariana Grande only said 'I hate America' because she cares so much about healthy eating http://t.co/64eaXejyhI
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) July 8, 2015