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Feb 26 09:26

Trump says ‘Filipinos don’t have drug problem because they kill dealers’ — report

United States President President Donald Trump often talks about his desire to execute drug dealers, even commenting on the situation in the Philippines where suspected drug personalities are killed, a US news outlet reported.

Feb 26 09:25

Red Cross sacks 21 staff for sexual misconduct becoming the latest charity to be caught up in scandal

More than 20 Red Cross workers have been sacked or have quit their roles since 2015 because of sexual misconduct.

The charity revealed that 21 staff members were either dismissed for paying for sexual services or resigned after internal inquiries. A further two suspected of sexual misconduct did not have their contracts renewed.

The Red Cross charity is the latest to make disclosures of staff behavious following Oxfam scandal

The Red Cross charity is the latest to make disclosures of staff behavious following Oxfam scandal

Feb 26 09:22

'If your child is a lazy toerag, I'll tell them' Headteacher defends snowflake blog post

The headmaster of exclusive £34,000-per-year boarding school, Gresham’s School in Norfolk, was hit with a wave of criticism when he blogged about how students lacked “grit”

Douglas Robb, whose blog features on the school’s official website, wrote children are not to blame.

The head of the 800 pupil school said: “They have been advertised to since birth; they have had credit and loans on a plate; they have been overly mollycoddled; and they have been overwhelmed by a strange combination of fictional sit-com characters, reality TV and social media stars, who paint a picture of perfection to be achieved.

Feb 26 09:08

CNN’s Jake Tapper Takes on Sheriff Israel Over Botched Shooting Response

The Broward County Sheriff’s Department is doing damage control – and it ain’t going well.

In response to the news that their department had been called to the household of the Stoneman Douglas high school shooter Nickolas Cruz 39 times, they clarified that it was actually “only” 23 such incidents, and asked the media to “STOP REPORTING 39. IT’S SIMPLY NOT TRUE.” (Their emphasis, not mine).

Whether or not it was 23 or 39 is irrelevant – what’s relevant is that they were useless 100% of the time.

Though I suppose it’s also relevant that the Broward County Sheriff’s Department lied through their teeth, because you can read their public statement (left), compared to the log of police calls from the Cruz household (right), in the tweet below.

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Feb 26 09:06

Russia's Syrian 'Humanitarian Disgrace'? Fact-Checking Trump's Claims

President Donald Trump has accused Russia, Iran and the Syrian government of causing a "humanitarian disgrace" in Syria, and said that the US military only remains in that war-torn country "for one reason: to get ISIS and get rid of ISIS and to go home." But let’s look at the facts.

Humanitarian Disgrace’? >>>

Feb 26 08:54

Donald Trump says he will 'do something' to stop danger of violent video games

US President Donald Trump has said America's legislators must "do something" to tackle the issue of violence in video games.

Feb 26 08:51

Russian athlete filmed in 'I don’t do doping' shirt fails Olympic drug test

A Russian athlete who has tested positive for a banned substance at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics had recently appeared in an Instagram video wearing an “I Don’t Do Doping” sweatshirt.

Feb 26 08:43

Cop shares gunfight lessons from ISIS-inspired 'Draw the Prophet' terrorist attack

Here's what Garland Officer Greg Stevens learned during his fight for survival in the 'Draw the Prophet' terrorist attack

Feb 26 08:39

GE Taps Accounting Expert, Former CEOs to Revamp Board

General Electric Co. GE -3.38% will overhaul its board, removing several of the struggling conglomerate’s longest serving members and nominating three outsiders, including an accounting expert and former top executives from American Airlines and industrial conglomerate Danaher Corp.

The board changes come as GE attempts to restructure under new Chief Executive and Chairman John Flannery, who has slashed the company’s dividend and financial projections in recent months while pledging to shed at least $20 billion in assets.

Mr. Flannery says he wants to simplify the company and is considering bigger moves including separating the core divisions—health care, aviation and power—into what would amount to a breakup of the industrial giant.

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(*In other words; They're Tanking!)

Feb 26 08:11

Stoneman Douglas shooting survivor to tourists: Boycott Florida unless gun legislation is passed

David Hogg has been one of the regular voices for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students in the days following the mass shooting at the school.

Feb 26 08:11

Iowa basketball player purposely misses free throw so as not to pass former player who died in record book

Jordan Bohannon looked into Section KK at Carver-Hawkeye Arena to make eye contact with his older brother, Zach, to confirm one last time: The plan they had discussed was still in motion.

Feb 26 08:04

Students Confused – Father Reports Student Told Expect Active Shooter Drill.

Students at the Parkland, Florida High School were so confused they thought the pop, pop, pop sound came from an active shooter drill.  A father reports that a student told him “ they had a fire drill and were supposed to have an active shooter drill.”

Feb 26 07:33

US could be witnessing 'end of a two-party system': Republican governor

Ohio Gov. John Kasich said he believes Americans could be witnessing the “end of a two-party system.”
“I don't think either party is answering people's deepest concerns and needs,” Kasich told ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl in an interview that aired today on “This Week.” “I mean I don't think it's going to happen tomorrow but I think over time do not be surprised if these millennials and these Gen Xers begin to say, ‘Neither party works, we want something new.’”

Feb 26 07:28

No downturn in obesity among U.S. kids, report finds - "The latest analysis shows that the percentage of children ages 2 to 19 who are obese increased from 14 percent in 1999 to 18.5 percent in 2015 and 2016

Hopes were dashed this week that the United States was finally making progress in the fight against childhood obesity.
Contrary to previous reports, the epidemic of fat has not abated. In fact, there's been a big jump in obesity among the nation's youngest children, according to the latest analysis of federal data, published Monday in the journal Pediatrics.

Feb 26 07:27

Argentina fires on Chinese vessel 'fishing illegally'

Argentina's coast guard said it fired on a Chinese boat illegally fishing in its waters before embarking on an almost eight hour chase to capture it.

Feb 26 07:02

NRA Blasts 'Cowardice' Of Corporate Partners Turning Away From Gun Group

The list of companies choosing to sever ties with the National Rifle Association kept growing this week as young anti-gu choosing to sever ties with the n activists captured national attention with impassioned calls for gun law reform after a Florida school shooting left 17 dead.

Feb 26 07:01

Florida shooting survivor tells NRA supporters trying to discredit witnesses: 'We will outlive you'

(PARKLAND, Fla.) — Students at a Florida high school where 17 of their classmates and staff members were killed returned Sunday to gather their belongings thrown down in panic during the school shooting nearly two weeks ago.

Feb 26 07:00

Omarosa Manigault Newman Says She Was Shunned At 'Plantation' White House Because She Was Black

Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman was finally booted off “Celebrity Big Brother” on Sunday, but not before viewers were treated to more barbs against the Trump administration.

Feb 26 06:42

Olympian Lauren Gibbs slammed for selfie with Ivanka Trump

Olympic bobsledder Lauren Gibbs is exceeding at representing Team USA in PyeongChang, South Korea. Apart from winning a silver medal, Gibbs left politics aside and posed for a quick snap next to first daughter Ivanka Trump and press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. However, the small gesture created polarizing views on Twitte

Feb 26 06:41

Jefferson's 'tree of liberty' and the blood of schoolchildren

Like all Americans, I have a Second Amendment right to own a firearm. I may not choose to exercise it, but the Supreme Court, in the 2008 case of District of Columbia v. Heller, is pretty clear on the subject. I don’t even need to be part of a militia, which is good, because I wouldn’t know how to join one. So I accept gun ownership, in principle, as part of my birthright, and acknowledge that the same rights accrue to people who might, for one reason or another, hate me. As journalist Mickey Kaus once wrote, if liberals interpreted the Second Amendment the way they interpret the rest of the Bill of Rights, there would be law professors arguing that gun ownership is mandatory.

Feb 26 06:23

Terrorists Use US-Made Weapons Against Syrian Army In Eastern Damascus

The terrorist groups deployed US-made weapons against the Syrian army in Eastern Ghouta despite a UN ceasefire in Syria, sources close to terrorist groups disclosed.

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Feb 26 04:43

Syrian Teen's War Selfies Draw Attention and Criticism

Selfies said to be taken by a 15-year-old Syrian teenager in the heavily bombarded Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta have provoked strong reactions. Some see them as testimonies to the horrors of the war, others see them as an act of resistance.

In a video posted on January 2, 2018, the boy stares silently into the camera. Behind him, a plume of smoke rises over ruined buildings.>>>

Feb 26 04:21

Trump Says He Plans Capital Military Parade

Trump Says He Plans Capital Military Parade if Cost Reasonable

Feb 25 22:10

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf warns residents of possible ICE raids

OAKLAND (KRON)– Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf is warning residents of a possible ICE raid that could happen within the next 24 hours.

According to Schaaf, she learned of the raids from credible sources who say the Immigration and Customs Enforcement is preparing to conduct a sweep in the Bay Area.

8 U.S. Code § 1324 - Bringing in and harboring certain aliens
(iii) knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that an alien has come to, entered, or remains in the United States in violation of law, conceals, harbors, or shields from detection, or attempts to conceal, harbor, or shield from detection, such alien in any place, including any building or any means of transportation;
(iv) encourages or induces an alien to come to, enter, or reside in the United States, knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that such coming to, entry, or residence is or will be in violation of law; or
https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/8/1324

Feb 25 22:04

Florida Gun Show sees “record number” of attendees despite gun control debate

Manager for the Florida Gun Show, George Fernandez says they've never seen such a big crowd.

Organizers say they had a record number of people attend the event on Saturday, almost 7,000, and expect more Sunday.

Feb 25 18:40

David Hogg defends officer Scot Peterson: ‘Who wants to go down the barrel of an AR-15?’

I think the expression is look down the barrel.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student David Hogg came to the defense of the armed resource officer who never entered the Parkland, Florida school where 17 people were killed in a mass shooting, asking, “Who wants to go down the barrel of an AR-15, even with a Glock?”

Feb 25 18:31

FL Shooting Survivor: Sheriff 'Virtue-Signaling Against the NRA', Must Resign After Officers' Inaction

A survivor of the Florida school shooting spoke out against the Broward County sheriff as well as those who are injecting gun control politics into the tragedy.

He said the mental health issue is a "bipartisan" topic, and that people should be coming together rather than retreating to political corners.

Kashuv said Sheriff Scott Israel "outraged" him with his conduct at Wednesday's televised town hall event.

Feb 25 18:27

Broward Sheriff Scott Israel facing calls for his ouster after Florida school shooting

Florida Gov. Rick Scott is facing a growing number of calls to remove Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel from his position over the department’s response to the high school shooting that killed 17 people.

Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran, R-Pasco County, sent a letter to Scott on Sunday asking the governor to suspend Israel. A day earlier, State Rep. Bill Hager, R-Boca Raton, urged Scott to relieve Israel from his duties for “neglect of duty and incompetence," the Palm Beach Post reported.

In addition, a survivor of the shooting told Fox News on Sunday that the sheriff had to go.

“He failed to act on so many different levels and him himself, he is responsible for this massive failure. It could have been easily stopped both by the FBI and the sheriff's department had they acted,” Kyle Kashuv told “America's News HQ.”

Feb 25 15:32

Free(FAUX) news gets scarcer as paywalls tighten

The comments are more interesting than the article.They have lost the narrative, and the Dough!

jdj
4 hours ago
Fake news for sale, nope

Misssy
5 hours ago
Paying for fake news or slanted news from the left... great idea!

G T
4 hours ago
If people want fake news or Operation Mockingbird propaganda, they can get it for free by going to CNN/MSNBC/ABC/CBS/NBC/Huff Post/VICE/Newsweek/Buzzfeed or by watching Stephen Colbert/JimmyShimmel/The View/ or any of the numerous outlets available.

Feb 25 11:24

HILARIOUS: Dirty FBI Agents Made Fun Of Chelsea Clinton’s Billy Goat Voice

So freaking funny. And they weren't lying either.

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Feb 25 10:22

Facing outrage, Jake Tapper asks Scott Israel the question he should have asked during staged CNN townhall…

Get a load of the answers from this Hillary-supporting fool...

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Feb 25 10:04

SUSAN RICE RESPONDS To Grassley About ‘Bizarre’ Email

Somehow, this story from late Friday was buried by MSM. Here's the full written response...

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Feb 25 09:49

AGGRESSIVE Statement From Sarah Sanders On Schiff Memo

Outstanding statement from Sarah, and as an added bonus, MSNBC reads it on air…

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Feb 25 09:37

Transgender wrestler Mack Beggs finishes high school career with another UIL state title amid boos, criticism and questions

Mack Beggs had been in this very spot, the pinnacle, 364 days earlier. In the same athletic complex. Beating the same state championship match opponent, Chelsea Sanchez of Katy Morton Ranch.

But if Euless Trinity transgender wrestler Beggs thought his Class 6A 110-pound girls title victory on Saturday would be more universally understood, respected and embraced than last year's, he was in for disappointment.

A piercing cascade of cheers and boos enveloped Beggs at the end of the match, the last of his high school career. He responded by repeatedly tapping his chest and turning in a circle so that every soul in the Berry Center, pro and con, could see him.

Feb 25 09:36

Samuel L. Jackson Shreds 'Mothaf***a' Donald Trump Over Armed Teachers Idea

Hollywood actor Samuel L. Jackson has torn apart President Donald Trump’s idea to arm some teachers in a bid to prevent school shootings.
Hollywood actor Samuel L. Jackson has torn apart President Donald Trump’s idea to arm some teachers in a bid to prevent school shootings.

Feb 25 09:33

Emma Chambers, ‘Notting Hill’ Actress, Dead at 53

The actress died on Wednesday of natural causes.
Rest in peace, Emma Chambers.
The actress died on Wednesday, according to multiple reports. She was 53.
In a statement to Deadline, Chamber's agent said she died of natural causes. "We are very sad to announce the untimely death, from natural causes, of the acclaimed actress Emma Chambers," the statement read. "Over the years, Emma created a wealth of characters and an immense body of work. She brought laughter and joy to many, and will be greatly missed."

Feb 25 09:27

A Son Plotted to Have His Parents Killed—So They Went Along With It to Get Him Arrested

Police in Russia have arrested the son of a wealthy family who tried to have his parents killed. Instead, the parents turned the tables on him, playing dead and covered in blood in pictures as if the hit the son had ordered went ahead.

Feb 25 09:26

Trump On Fox Savages 'Leaker' Schiff Who Has 'Probably' Done Something 'Illegal''

President Donald Trump phoned in a rambling, virtually non-stop talk with Jeanine Pirro on her Fox News program Saturday night, calling the newly released Democratic intelligence memo a “nothing,” and blasting Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) as a “total phony” and a “bad guy” who has done something “probably illegal.”

Feb 25 09:22

A day after Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen threatened to “beat” any protesters who dared to burn his photo during his upcoming trip to Australia, defiant demonstrators have set fire to an effigy of the leader in a beach bonfire.

A DAY after Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen threatened to “beat” any protesters who dared to burn his photo during his upcoming trip to Australia, defiant demonstrators have already called his bluff, setting fire to an effigy of the leader in a beach bonfire.

Feb 25 09:22

'400,000 People...Live In Hell On Earth': Bombing Of Damascus Suburbs Kills Hundreds : The Two-Way : NPR

The United Nations Security Council has approved a resolution calling for a 30-day cease-fire in Syria, following one of the bloodiest weeks of aerial bombardment in the war that has devastated the country.

Feb 25 09:12

Woman Ambushed by CNN Now Receiving Death Threats

Florine Gruen Goldfarb, 76

Feb 25 09:09

VIDEO -- CNN ACTUALLY Grilled Broward Sheriff Scott Israel Today

... how you can sit there and claim amazing leadership

CNN's Jake Tapper on "State of the Union" Sunday

Feb 25 09:01

The Black Panther - A Mediocre Film with Anti-White Narratives (Video)

Introducing his movie review, British political activist Mark Collett writes, in part: "The Black Panther has been given glowing reviews by almost every mainstream critic - but why? Well it certainly isn't for the story or the bizarre and poorly thought out setting. The reason this film has been held up as a masterpiece is because it pushes narratives of African superiority and white guilt which both play right into the anti-white narrative that is embraced by the liberal establishment."

Feb 25 08:55

One million birds killed illegally every year at a wildlife site in Iran: Conservationists sound alarm over unprecedented slaughter of rare and endangered species by hunters at three lagoons.

In a letter last week to the journal Science, the conservationists pinpoint the Fereydunkenar wetlands in Iran as the site of this widespread wildlife slaughter.

Feb 25 08:54

Mexico's president called off a White House visit after Trump refused to say publicly that Mexico won't pay for the border wall

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto reportedly backed out of plans to visit the White House after a heated argument with President Donald Trump this week over his long-promised wall along the US-Mexico border.

Feb 25 08:29

Transgender wrestler booed in Texas final

INCREDIBLE footage shows the moment a transgender athlete won a wrestling title. But boos rang out from a hostile crowd. Here’s why.

Feb 25 08:24

Adam Rippon regrets eating too much free McDonalds at the Olympics

Adam Rippon became such a big star at these Olympics that media outlets looked for literally any angle on the American figure skater. The bounty ranged from Sally Field hoping Rippon would date her son to a New York Times article about how the 28-year-old maintains his washboard abs.

Feb 25 08:13

45-minute video of top US school safety expert on Florida shooting lies: security cameras with 27-minute delay? Officers with guns stand down? Multiple students claim multiple shooters? Faculty meeting THAT MORNING warning they might have active shooter?!

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

John B. Wells interviews Wolfgang Halbig, retired law officer, school principal, and leading expert to train school districts with active shooters walks you through the damning evidence in this article’s title (45 minutes):

More points:
The school’s CCTV system is designed for school security to have visuals for school safety, obviously. However, this school claims to have chosen to create a 27-minute delay in the visual feed that is obviously criminal negligence defeating the primary purpose of instant visuals.
Three sheriffs and one armed security guard waited outside the school during gunfire (here, here) in criminal negligence and failure to perform their primary duty of their jobs.
At least two students are on record (here, here) that CNN scripted questions against the 2nd Amendment to the US Constitution, and against the Founders in the American Revolution defending their guns when their own government came to take them.

Feb 25 07:58

NRA Is Losing Major Sponsors and Partners Amid Calls for a Boycott

As the public outcry following the Parkland, FL, school shooting continues to build steam, gun control advocates are finding new methods to apply pressure to both politicians and the NRA.

Feb 25 07:57

China will scrap limit on presidential term, meaning Xi Jinping can stay on

China will remove the constitutional restriction on the maximum number of terms the president and vice-president can serve, Xinhua reported on Sunday, paving the way for President Xi Jinping to stay on beyond 2023.The official news agency said the ruling Communist Party had proposed removing the line that the president and vice-president “shall serve no more than two consecutive terms” from the constitution.

Feb 25 07:43

Robert Parry: When ‘Independent’ Journalism Meant Something

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Parry, who died on January 27 after a recent diagnosis of pancreatic cancer at age 68, was also a Boomer reporter who cut his teeth on the biggest scandals in recent memory. As an Associated Press journalist he broke the story of Colonel Oliver North’s involvement in the Iran-Contra affair in 1985.

A year before that, he won a George Polk Award for exposing the CIA’s production of an assassination manual for the right-wing contras the Reagan administration was supporting to overthrow the elected leftist government in Nicaragua.
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But he made the decision, and it would prove portentous, to quit AP when he felt his Iran Contra stories were being watered down and delayed due to efforts at the highest levels of the newspaper and the U.S. government to get the release of AP correspondent Terry Anderson, who had been held hostage for nearly seven years during the Lebanese Civil War.

A humble man by all appearances, and respected by those who knew him over the years, Parry was raised in a newsroom>>>

Feb 25 07:40

Transgender wrestler booed in Texas final after winning

MACK Beggs just bagged the Texas girls’ Class 6A 110-pound (49kg) division wrestling competition for the second time.
But as the 18-year-old rolled out of a possible pinfall to avoid defeat and win the prestigious title, the reaction from the crowd was hostile. Footage from the scene shows boos ringing out shortly after the final whistle blows.

Feb 25 07:40

Russian spies hacked the Olympics and tried to make it look like North Korea did it, U.S. officials say

Russian military spies hacked several hundred computers used by authorities at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in South Korea, according to U.S. intelligence.

Feb 25 07:34

Growing list of companies are cutting ties with NRA

A growing number of companies are announcing plans to sever ties with the National Rifle Association following the shooting massacre Feb. 14 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in South Florida that killed 17 students and staff, sparking renewed calls for gun control.

Feb 25 07:33

Trump On Fox Savages 'Leaker' Schiff Who Has 'Probably' Done Something 'Illegal''

President Donald Trump phoned in a rambling, non-stop talk with Jeanine Pirro on her Fox News program Saturday night, calling the newly released Democratic intelligence memo a “nothing,” and blasting Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) as a “total phony” and a “bad guy” who has done something “probably illegal.”

Feb 25 07:02

Russia Demands US to Stop Threats Against Syria

Russia demands that the United States stop its threats against the Syrian government, Russia''s UN envoy, Vasily Nebenzya, said after the UN Security Council voted to adopt a ceasefire resolution.

Nebenzya expressed his 'deep concern about public statements by certain US officials, who threaten the sovereign state of Syria with aggression.'

'Let us warn you straight away: we will not allow arbitrary interpretation of the newly accepted resolution. We demand an end to this irresponsible rhetoric. Instead, one should immediately join the common effort to settle the Syrian conflict on the basis of UN Security Council Resolution 2254,' the diplomat said.

On Saturday, UN Security Council unanimously adopted resolution 2401 demanding to end hostilities on the entire territory of Syria for at least 30 days to enable humanitarian missions for the population.

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Feb 25 06:44

'One million children die the day they are born'

One million children die on the day they are born every year, with another 1.6 million unable to survive past the first month, the UN's children's agency said in a new report.

Newborns in Pakistan, Central African Republic (CAR) and Afghanistan have the least chance of survival, according to the UNICEF report launched on Tuesday.

More than 80 percent of newborn deaths are due to premature births, complications during birth or infections, the report adds, and these deaths can be prevented with access to good quality healthcare and nutrition, as well as clean water and adequate facilities.

"Given that the majority of these deaths are preventable, clearly, we are failing the world's poorest babies," said UNICEF's Executive Director Henrietta Fore.

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Feb 25 06:43

In Germany, Jewrovision exists — and it’s fabulous

As German Jewry continues to flourish, becoming one of the most active Jewish communities in Europe, the future for these Jewrovision participants is bright — and filled with a clear sense of belonging.

Feb 25 06:35

Militants Initiate New Offensive on Syrian Army Positions in Eastern Ghouta

Faylaq al-Rahman cooperating with Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham fighters simultaneously carried out all-round attack on the positions of the government forces. This assault was initiated shortly after the terrorists with the use of suicide vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices (SVBIEDs) had attempted to break the blockade from Harasta district towards al-Qaboun.
SVBIEDs were used operationally against the people’s militia holding the mosque (that is formerly the illegal First Brigade in Damascus of the Free Syrian Army who had switched the sides) and against the government forces’ block posts in the town of Hazrama (a small town in Syria located in Rif Dimashq Governorate near Douma) and al-Nashabiyah towards international airport.
This was an attempt to disrupt a siege in the Eastern Qalamoun.>>>

Feb 25 06:33

The Implications of President Trump’s Jerusalem Ploy

The real issue raised by Trump's declaration - the status of Israel's borders, and not the location of Israel's capital - is determined by international law, not by Trump's whims nor by Israel's unilateral actions. Clearly, East Jerusalem is on the Palestinian side of the pre-1967 Armistice line, and therefore not within Israel's internationally recognized borders. What Trump was therefore saying to the world is that, like Netanyahu, he gives not a fig for international law. It is that disdain, and not anything else, that has utterly destroyed any possible basis for renewed peace talks.

Feb 25 06:28

THERE IS NO JUSTICE IN OUR WORLD

Journalists like myself who asserted that Iraq had no weapons of mass destruction were fired or marginalized. I was blacklisted at CNN after the White House told the network to fire me at once. All the 'presstitutes', who acted as government boosters for the war, were promoted and lauded ... If this war crime was being properly litigated, Washington would likely end up being assessed something like $100 billion in damages just to replace physical infrastructure destroyed in the two wars, never mind the deaths of so many Iraqi civilians ... `Oops, I'm sorry we destroyed your country and children' is not a sufficient mea culpa. The western leaders who engineered this criminal war against Iraq deserve to be brought to book. So far, they have gotten off scot free.

Feb 25 06:25

A foreign leader — Netanyahu — set Trump’s agenda in Middle East, Michael Wolff book says

With everyone talking about the Russia story again, fed by Michael Wolff's bombshell new book [Fire and Fury] on the Trump White House, it must be pointed out that the book documents that a foreign leader not Vladimir Putin pushed one of the Trump administration's most grievous foreign policy moves, the decision to move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, as the supposed capital of the Jewish people. Benjamin Netanyahu influenced that decision, and so did Trump mega-donor Sheldon Adelson. And they are also pushing Trump to end U.S. policy of opposing the Israeli occupation ... This is the great divide in U.S. foreign policy. Not over Russia; but over the extent of Israel's influence. Realists and leftists are opposed to the Israel lobby. And realists are excommunicated by the Republicans, leftists by the Democrats.
Note: Once again the U.S. is controlled by Israel!

Feb 25 05:48

Trump: Cherry-Picking International Law

In drafting a resolution seeking to condemn Iran for its role in Yemen’s ongoing civil war, the United States—along with its UN Security Council allies Britain and France—seems to have cherry-picked information from a UN report that condemned all actors in that war for violations of international law. Rather than draft a resolution reflecting the broad range of crimes that have been committed in Yemen, the Trump administration chose to selectively pick out only those crimes that could be attributed to Iran while ignoring arguably more heinous crimes attributable to Saudi Arabia and its coalition partners, including the internationally recognized government of Yemen.

The draft U.S.-British-French resolution—which Russia seems likely to veto if it comes to a vote in its current form—would condemn Iran for failing to prevent its weapons, and in particular its ballistic missile parts, from getting into Yemen.>>>

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