Just another example of how the right-wing Israeli government continues to run an illegal occupation, colonization and slow-burn ethnic cleansing. From Mondoweiss.net:
“The legislation, referred to as the “Regularization Bill,” legalizes more than 4,000 settler outpost units under Israeli law, and has been dubbed the first step toward de facto annexation.”
Bayit Yehudi party MK Bezalel Smotrich, one of the sponsors of the bill, said the law was “a historic step toward the completion of a process that we plan to lead; the application of full Israeli sovereignty on all the cities and communities in Judea and Samaria,” according to the Jerusalem Post.
The law is in direct contravention with international law, which deems all Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem illegal.
Yesterday the government of Yemen has decided to not allow any US “boots on the ground” moving forward. This takes place after a Navy Seal raid on Jan 29th that killed 14 “enemy combatants” along with dozens of cilivians and children. The raid was carried out with minor intelligence, continuing to provide extremist groups with more recruiting opportunities.
The ban is not suprising for anyone who has followed the slaughter in Yemen bein carried out Saudi Arabia. The US has been carrying out its own black ops operation in the country for most of Obama’s years in office. The drone campaign in the rural part of the country helped Al Qaeda grow a foothold in the country.
US officials have said this ban does not include the drone strikes, which is par the course for a Yemeni government that has no real power over not only it’s country, but the foreign powers fighting a proxy war within it.
The Trump Administration is pondering the appointment of Elliot Abrams to the powerful position of Deputy Secretary of State.
If you do not know who Elliot Abrams is, consider this. Dr. Ron Paul & his son Senator Rand Paul, along with the editors of Antiwar have blitzed social media warning against letting this guy quietly be confirmed.
From the Antiwar.com artitle on Abrams:
Abrams stands for everything the President said he opposes: regime change, globalism, hostility to Russia, endless wars on behalf of ungrateful “allies.”…..In addition, Abrams was indicted and convicted in the infamous “Contra-gate” scandal of the 1980s, when he collaborated in a plot to cover up paying ransom to Iran for the hostages they had taken.
Although he was pardoned by George HW Bush, this hardly alters his criminal status – and that’s the least of his crimes. During that same period he was instrumental in supporting not only the Nicaraguan contras, but also the terrorist “death squads” that wreaked devastation on El Salvador – a horrific phenomenon that led directly to the chaos that has turned that country into a killing field ruled by criminals.
Along with the summary above, the website also links to the White House and Congressional website to contact your Senators.
Pretty sure it’s the government’s role to try to fuck with the Bill of Rights. Not college students. If you hate the “alt-right”, the best way to deal with it is let it expose itself. Shutting down its events with violent riots (which are streamed on the Internet for all to see) make them look like the grownups.
And the media’s attempt to ignore the fact that the violent authoritarianism and calls for disruption of peaceful society is coming from the left only discredits them even more.
Trump will eventually crack down on the violent temper tantrums and he’ll be blamed for running a police state.
If you want to practice civil disobedience, do it peacefully (Women’s March, Science March, “Muslim” Ban March). Or if you want to get violent, go try throwing rocks at the White House. Keep sucker punching peaceful bystanders and destroying property and get ready for a long 8 years.
There is a reason Milo’s book got a 12,000% raise in presales. And it’s not because the amount of “Nazis” grew overnight.
What a great liar he’s been. Interview video here
As a quick refresher, here’s what Obama called “routine”:
1. DNC chairman Debbie Wasserman Schultz was caught red-handed trying to ensure Hillary Clinton beat Bernie Sanders. The revelation resulted in her resignation from the DNC.
2. Democrats planned to use Sanders’ religion against him, hoping Kentucky and West Virginia voters would oppose his based on his Jewish heritage.
3. The Clinton camp mocked Catholic conservatives, suggesting they’re only pretending to be Catholic so as to win votes.
4. CNN’s Donna Brazile was exposed leaking questions to Hillary Clinton in advance of a townhall event.
5. Politico’s Glenn Thrush was caught sending articles to the Clinton campaign before publication, offering them a chance to edit his copy.
6. Politico’s Kenneth Vogel was caught doing the same.
7. CNBC’s John Harwood was caught asking John Podesta for an interview with Hillary, promising he wouldn’t ask her any hard questions.
8. One DNC staffer said it was “fucking stupid” Obama wasn’t spending more time helping them raise money.
9. DNC staffers treated their donors with repeated disrespect, sometimes referring to them as “clowns.”
10. The DNC was caught violating FEC violating donation limits to non-multicandidate PACs.
11. Other emails found DNC staffers mocking Hispanics, gays, and Republicans.
12. Perhaps most damning, one showed the DNC panicking after Obama claimed in an interview not to have known about Hillary’s secret server — as all parties were apparently aware this was untrue.
CNN calling for Trump to “heal” the country. He won an election. He didn’t control the largest military in world history, hold huge executive power, decide the direction of the economy and speak to a confused and sometimes scared nation for 8 years.
“He has to earn our respect”. Fine. But you had 8 years in charge and the country lost respect you for and kicked you to the curb.
Take your medicine and try some self reflection. The buzz words and labeling of anyone who disagrees with you is old. Bring back actual discussion. Back up your ideas. Stop with the SJW crap. Where are the principled lefties from the Bush era?
More Glenn Greenwald and that crazy English guy. Less Young Turks & MSNBC. Or you’ll get more Donald Trump & Alt-Right, and less “socially liberal/fiscally conservative”.
Russia Masses At Ukrainian Border, As “Sabre Rattling” Putin Prepares for War
This is what propaganda looks like. The US, EU and NATO overthrow the elected government of Ukraine in 2014 (after failed tries in the early 00′), arm right-wing Nazi-types, take over national gas companies in the country, plan to place anti-nuclear missiles 90 miles from Moscow, mass troops at the Polish border with Russia, call Putin “Hitler” and choke off the country economically.
And the US media discusses none of this. It simply fear mongers that Russia is out to take over the world and banks on Americans lack of grip on reality and their irrational fear of Russia to pull this all off.
P.S, this is Hillary Clinton’s game plan, not Trump’s. She is the one who has no problem putting Americans in danger for forgein interests and pointless global aggression.
I know everyone hates Trump, but this shows the state of affairs when the most corrupt shithead in Congress can say this publicly and no one cares.
Trump responses by saying he’ll replace intelligence advisors are president, which anyone who paid attention to foreign policy for last decade would say is a good idea.
Even when Trump has a good idea, Its fucked. Because Trump. Americans will happily had over the presidency to the most corrupt group of people on the planet out of fear of the unknown.
As Antiwar.com points out, the Saudis don’t deny that at least 10 children were killed, only that the school was a Iranian training center. So like Israel in Gaza, the civilian deaths are just collateral damage and the fault of the someone else.
“They use civilian installations as the command and control centers of their organization,” he said. “Don’t focus on the technical details. This is a war. Collateral damage could happen, mistakes could happen. But we work in Yemen on behalf of the international community; we are in Yemen today because the fire is on our border. If we do nothing today, tomorrow all the area will be a failed state.”
This quote comes from Maj. General Ahmed Asseri, the spokesman for the coalition in the New York Times.
A great piece of news to read before dinner. That quote is the words of a madman, thinking he is involved in a war supported by the international community. For any readers who do not know, most Saudi airstrikes are coordinated with the United States.
My immediate reaction to reading the 28 pages from the Joint Inquiry on 9/11 is:
Now we have proof that members of the Saudi family & government funded the hyjackers in some way.
Americans should at least have the blind patriotism to come together against this regime. Right now our government is funding and providing military assistance to the Saudis in their “war” in Yemen. Complete with laser-pointed bomb strikes and billions in arms including cluster bombs.
For anyone who has no history in 9/11 back story, Prince Bandar (or “Bandar Bush”, the Saudi Ambassador to the US, was always friendly with GW (Google Images) and he is mentioned in thsee documents. More importantly still his wife is mentioned. Funneling money to a wife a person who provided on the ground support to hyjackers.