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Juan Cole is an American academic and commentator on the modern Middle East and South Asia.  He is Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History at the University of Michigan. Since 2002, he has written a weblog, Informed Comment (juancole.com) which is also syndicated on Truthdig.com.

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Jeanine Pirro's Show Off Air After Ilhan Omar Comments, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 17, 2019
Rupert Murdoch's Fox postpones Pirro, as his Sky Channel is Pulled from NZ Airwaves for airing Shooter's Video World-straddling press lord Rupert Murdoch's media is under pressure in the wake of the massacre of 50 worshipers by a white supremacist terrorist at a Christchurch mosque. Murdoch's Fox News is known for pushing white nationalist themes and for demonizing Muslims, and his Sky News Australia is not very different.
From InText
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 29, 2020
Clouds of War: Russia sends Warships as Turkey kills 45 Syrian Troops and blackmails Europe with Migration Turkey and Russia engaged in a tense dance of negotiation and threat on Friday in the wake of the killing of 34 Turkish soldiers in an air strike the previous day.
India increases Iranian oil imports, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 25, 2018
India Doubles Iran Oil Imports: Are Trump's Sanctions Cratering? The Trump administration was constrained to give eight Asian countries "waivers" allowing them to import Iranian oil without risking sanctions by the US Treasury Department Office of Foreign Asset Control. The US places third party sanctions on firms and governments trading with sanctioned countries like Iran.
Jacob Wohl, From GoogleImages
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Top 5 Mistakes GOP's Wohl Made in allegedly framing Mueller for Sex Charges Republican activist Jacob Wohl allegedly set up a phony company called "Surefire Intelligence," charged with paying supposed women victims of Special Counsel Robert Mueller to allege sexual abuse. Wohl used his own email address to set up the site, and give his mother's telephone number as the contact.
From ImagesAttr
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 14, 2019
Who's Running John Bolton to Start a war with Iran? He worried even Mad Dog Mattis George W. Bush tried to shoehorn Bolton in as ambassador to the United Nations but Congress would not confirm him because he is a horrible, angry person who viciously mistreated his aides and tries to fume at people around him until he can intimidate them into taking orders from him on the basis of his crackpot theories. He is another example of psychopathocracy.
From InText
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 20, 2019
Trump hands Oil & Gas to Syria & Russia as he claims "We've taken control of the oil in the Middle East" The Russian channel Sputnik reports in Arabic that a Syrian government spokesman has announced that all the oil and gas fields of Homs, Hama and Raqqa are now in the hands of the Syrian government again and that investments are being made to bring them back online. It will take a lot of work to do so, given extensive war damage.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman and Trump are the Most Dangerous Men in the World, From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Senators Grill Rick Perry on Transfer of Nuclear Info to Saudi Arabia Despite "Troubling Actions" Secretary of Energy Rick Perry apparently handed out seven authorizations but did not, as he was supposed to according to the Atomic Energy Act, inform the independent Nuclear Regulatory Commission, members of which were grilled by Congress this week, as well. They greeted questions about whether they had been informed of the Part 810 authorizations with silence, stunning Congress.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 4, 2018
Jared Kushner Tries to Strip Refugee Status, Aid from Millions of Displaced Palestinians The far, far right Likud Party that rules Israel has finally found a White House that despises the poor and oppressed as much as it does, and which is happy to try to dissolve the body of the displaced Palestinians in the acid bath of malign neglect, for all the world like "cleaners" in a mob movie.
From InText
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 14, 2020
All the Lies Trump told the West Point Graduates about American Militarism Trump endangered the health of the graduating class at West Point -- for the purposes of a photo op for his reelection campaign by insisting on bringing them back to campus. He gave an alarming performance in which some observers saw an advancing dementia and during which he had difficulty lifting a glass of water.
From InText
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 9, 2019
China Backs Iran: Trump "Started the Fire," "unilateral bullying" "a tumor" China is openly blaming the Trump administration for the breakdown of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said at a daily press briefing, "The 'maximum pressure' against Iran imposed by the United States is the root cause of the crisis concerning the Iran nuclear issue."
From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 29, 2019
The Great Turko-Russian World War for the Middle East: From Syria's Idlib to Libya's Tripoli Russia and Turkey have what seems to be an extremely odd and conflicted love-hate relationship. They are in conflict with one another on two hot fronts, in Syria and Libya.
Trump's chief of staff John Kelly leaving White House by year's end., From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 9, 2018
Top Eight Ways John Kelly was an Embarrassment as White House Chief of Staff Kelly may have cut down a little bit on Trump's circus of chaos in the West Wing. But what the administration needed was a moral voice, someone who would push back against the conspiracy theories that guide so much of Trump's policy. Kelly was not that man.
Trump Still Using His Private Non-Secure Cell Phone, Creating HUGE National Security Problems, From YouTubeVideos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 8, 2018
Iran: Trump's Tweets have added $10 to cost of Oil, Upping cost of Gasoline Trump is a one man inflation-machine. The trade wars he is picking will cause consumers to have to pay more for automobiles and lots of other commodities. His own voting base will suffer most, since they probably shop in Walmart, the chief marketing agent in the US for the goods produced by the Chinese Communist Party.
Paul Manafort, From FlickrPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 8, 2019
Millionaire "Justice": 5 Petty Shoplifting Charges sentenced more harshly than Manafort's Hiding Millions Paul Manafort, was given 47 months in prison for his crimes on Thursday, in a jaw-dropping ruling that treated him as a good family man without priors. He only didn't have priors because white collar criminals are so coddled in an American firmly under the thumb of the big business classes.
Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu, From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 8, 2019
Israeli PM Netanyahu's Himalayan Miscalculation on Iran: Bringing China into the Mideast Netanyahu and Trump have pushed Iran straight into the arms of China which is investing $400 billion in the country and which is now taking most of Iran's oil exports. China seems intent on integrating Iran into its economy even more robustly than it had proposed with Pakistan.
President Donald Trump signs a proclamation recognizing Israeli sovereignty over the disputed Golan Heights., From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 28, 2019
How Trump Just Gave Alabama to Iraq by Giving Syrian Golan to Israel The Trump administration's illegal and unilateral recognition of Israeli annexation of the Syrian is an unfortunate return to the international jungle of the 1930s and 1940s, when Hitler annexed the Sudetenland and Mussolini annexed Nice from France.
Bernie Sanders, From FlickrPhotos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 25, 2019
Bernie Sanders' Manhattan Project: The Game-Changing Green New Deal Sen. Bernie Sanders' breathtaking Green New Deal, with an advertised price tag of $16.3 trillion, is aimed at nothing less than saving the planet from the worst consequences of global heating.
From flickr.com: Donald Trump, From Images
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 16, 2018
Americans won't "Sit Up" for Great Leader Trump, because They Don't Approve of Him Trump is a walking Titanic, and the only thing Americans will sit up for in his regard is the day he is handcuffed and frog-marched out of the White House to share a jail cell with his good buddy and former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, From FlickrPhotos
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 23, 2019
Ukraine Scandal shows the Squad was Right about Impeaching Trump, & they're Telling the Dems so The Trump Ukraine scandal should be the straw that broke the camel's back (on top of all the other scandals, including trying to obstruct justice by ordering aides to fire special counsel Bob Mueller; it is irrelevant that the aides declined).
From InText
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 26, 2020
Trump's incompetence has Reduced Americans to Lepers whom Europe won't Let in Trump ran for office in 2016 on a platform of denigrating Mexican and Muslim immigrants to the US as criminals and undesirables, and now he has turned Americans into the ones against whom the world is building walls.
From InText
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 24, 2019
Nunes as Fox Guarding Henhouse: Parnas alleges he was part of Ukraine Scandal Two lawyers for Lev Parnas say that Parnas tells them he arranged meetings for Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) in the Ukraine for the purpose of pushing investigations of Hunter Biden and Burisma. They say he has offered to testify to Congress.
From InText
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 21, 2019
Could the International Criminal Court brand Israel's Netanyahu a War Criminal? A prosecutor on the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda, has opened an investigation into Israeli and Hamas war crimes, drawing a furious response from caretaker Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu.
Trump on Israel, From InText
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Trump Mimics Israeli Supremacist Right, Accuses Jewish American Democrats of Treason to Israel Perilously close to half of Jewish Americans don't seem to feel a really close kinship to Israelis. This alienation is accelerating in the under-40 generation of Jewish Americans, since the racism and authoritarianism of Netanyahu are rather unappealing to them.
From InText
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 28, 2019
Trump's Supreme Court overturns Magna Carta (1215) and Montesquieu (1748) for Sultan Donald John By letting Sultan Trump subvert the will of the legislature, the Court has united "the legislative and executive powers...in the same person." The result is that the sultan can "enact tyrannical laws, to execute them in a tyrannical manner." I.e., Trump can arbitrarily imprison people at the border, arbitrarily build a wall the legislature never funded, can arbitrarily have ICE detain American citizens.
From InText
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Bernie Sanders: Give Aid to Gaza; & It isn't Anti-Semitism to Say Netanyahu Gov't Racist Palestinian rights have entered into an American presidential campaign, virtually for the first time. I think there is a sea change in the Democratic grass roots, and some candidates who take the old "Israel can do no wrong and it is all the Palestinians' fault" line may well be punished in the primaries.
Signpost Sticker, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 7, 2019
Trump Expands US Military Mission in Syrian Oil Fields, as Russian calls him a "Hitler" Russian member of parliament Alexander Vershin denounced Trump as Hitler for his invasion of Syria over oil, recalling that the Nazi leader launched invasions for the same goal.
From InText
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 15, 2019
Iran's Rouhani: Trump too Erratic to Deal with, but is Open about Ambitions to Steal ME Oil Iranian president Hassan Rouhani said this week that the United States used to justify its military presence in Syria on the grounds that it was fighting terrorism. He said that Donald Trump has let the cat out of the bag and admitted that the real reason is to steal Syrian petroleum.
From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 15, 2020
Engel: Trump gave out False Justification for Whacking Soleimani, Nearly starting a war with Iran If Soleimani wasn't about to attack Americans (and he wasn't), then the whole legal rationale that Trump gave for the assassination, referring to the US constitution, the right of self-defense, and the 2002 Authorization for the Use of Military Force, was shown also to be invalid.
Donald Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu, From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 23, 2019
What Does Fraud and Bribery Trial of Israeli PM Netanyahu Tell Us About Trump Impeachment? Both Trump and Netanyahu came to power in part through the backing of billionaires and their fake news organs such as Fox Cable News for Trump and Yisrael Ha-Yom for Netanyahu. Both are being investigated for corruption.
From InText
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 4, 2020
The Real Losers on Super Tuesday: Urgent Climate Action, Medicare for All, Anti-Plutocracy On Super Tuesday, Joe Biden pulled off a surprise upset, virtually running the tables east of the Mississippi, and doing much better than expected in the big state of Texas.
From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 26, 2019
2019: Americans Slept while Street Revolts Reshaped Iraq, Lebanon, Sudan and Algeria All the air in American politics seems to have been sucked up by Trump and his Power Tweets, so that cable television seemed to have little energy to spare for the big developments in the world that had the potential to affect the United States.
White House Deputy Press Secretary Calls Puerto Rico .That Country.., From YouTubeVideos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 4, 2019
Dear Trump: Top 7 Signs Puerto Ricans might be Americans Trump caused a brouhaha by tweeting that Puerto Rican officials "only take from USA," as though they weren't part of the USA! Then his White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley called Puerto Rico "that country" during an interview on MSNBC Live with Hallie Jackson. Puerto Rico has introduced a bill to become a state by 2021. We don't usually let foreign countries become states.
Donald Trump Says China Remix, From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 18, 2019
America as a Company Town: Royal Dutch Shell Workers in Penna. Coerced to Show up for Trump Shell denies having instructed the workers not to protest. This was a White House event and not a campaign rally, on the surface, but we have had all the trappings of campaigning including Trump bashing his political opponents by name and calling on the union workers in attendance to unseat their union leaders if the latter did not support Trump.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 12, 2018
The Saudi Problem: Wildly Erratic, and Savagely Lashing out from Yemen to Qatar to . . . Canada? There is increasing evidence that Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates were part of the plot to put Trump into office and then to manipulate him, a story the Washington press often ignores in favor of a sole fixation on Russia. A Twitter account that has been linked to Bin Salman even briefly seemed to threaten a 9/11 style kamikaze attack on Toronto.
From InText
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 21, 2019
The 3.5% Rule: The next stage of the Global Climate Movement is Nonviolent Civil Disobedience On the heels of Friday's mainly student-led global climate strike, some activists believe that they must next resort to Gandhian nonviolent civil disobedience, becoming disruptive of the fossil fuel normal.
From InText
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 27, 2019
Witness Intimidation: Unbalanced Trump Seeks Whistleblower sources, hints Execution for Espionage Trump, being unbalanced, has never dealt well with criticism. In the face of credible charges of impeachable offenses in his July conversation with Ukraine president Volodymyr Zelensky, Trump is unraveling.
From InText
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Unlike Trump, Putin faces down Turkey on Plans for Massive Syria Incursion This Russo-Turkish deal emphasizes that Russia is the real hegemon in Syria, and Turkey is a bit player that is being allowed to keep a small part of what they wanted on sufferance. The Turkish ministry of defense announced that its military operations in (i.e., invasion of) Syria is over with.
From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 31, 2019
After "Sinful" Attack, Iraqi Gov't "Reviewing" US Relationship, as Shiite Militias demand Expulsion of US Troops The Trump administration's strike on three bases of the Kata'ib Hizbullah in Iraq and two in Syria has provoked widespread fury among politicians, students and the public.
From InText
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Rouhani in Abrupt About-Face Says US must Reenter Nuclear Accord, Drop Sanctions before any Talks Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday backtracked on the willingness he had seemed to express to meet US President Donald Trump. He said there were two preconditions for such talks: one is for the US to reenter the 2015 negotiated nuclear deal, and the other is for the US to rescind its severe economic blockade of Iran.
Vladimir Putin, From InText
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 23, 2020
Why the Russian Petro-state is actually terrified of a Bernie Sanders Presidency: The Green New Deal Russia would actually hate, abhor and despise a Sanders presidency? Because Sanders's Green New Deal would bankrupt Russia. If the Russians thought Sanders really had a chance, they would shift their support abruptly to a climate denier or at least a "go slow" politician.
Donald Trump, From FlickrPhotos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 10, 2019
Trump, hostage to Bolton and Pompeo, Pleads with Iran to call and Rescue Him Julian Borger at The Guardian reports that Trump gave an impromptu news conference on Thursday in which he urged Iran to call him, as though he was being held hostage by John Bolton and Mike Pompeo and was signalling that Iran should rescue him.
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman,, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 23, 2018
CIA has Recording of Saudi Crown Prince planning Hit on Khashoggi: Turkish "Hurriyet" Last week, someone leaked that the CIA had concluded that Mohammed Bin Salman odered the hit and that the CIA had audio of Khalid Bin Salman, the Saudi ambassador to the US, luring Khashoggi to the Istanbul consulate with promises that he would be safe.
From InText
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 26, 2019
Iran seeks to Take advantage of Trump's Exit from Syria to become Diplomatic Power Broker Iran has its own restive Kurdish province and is no more in favor of an autonomous Kurdish region or even state in Syria than Turkey is. In fact, cooperation on keeping Kurdish separatism in check is one basis for the relatively good relations Turkey and Iran have maintained, despite their substantial differences over foreign policy.
From InText
(15 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 24, 2020
Trump goes Peak Batshit Crazy, Urging UV Irradiation and Chlorine Injections, and Cable TV Greedily Broadcasts it The cable networks pimp Trump out for ratings, since advertising rates are tied to ratings. They've even pretty much stopped reporting any actual news at all.
From InText
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 21, 2019
Is Trump setting the US up for further al-Qaeda attacks by putting Troops in Saudi Arabia? Trump is sending US troops to be based in Saudi Arabia. Several hundred US military personnel will be at Prince Sultan Air Base, accompanying fighter jets and Patriot missile defense systems. US troops were first based in Saudi Arabia during the Gulf War of 1990-91, when George H. W. Bush assembled a coalition to force Iraq back out of Kuwait, which it brutally occupied and tried to annex in August, 1990.
From InText
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Finally, an Impeachment Inquiry: Pelosi on "Nationalist" Trump's "betrayal of our National Security" Nancy Pelosi finally caved to pressure to open an impeachment inquiry into Trump, after he admitted to having pressured the Ukraine government to investigate his Democratic rival Joe Biden.
Donald Trump - Caricature, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 13, 2019
Trump Foreign Policy in 2019: How will it Change the World? Trump's new doctrine with 2020 nearing is "Let Trump be Trump." He may well get out of Afghanistan this year, which would be a geopolitical earthquake. It would create a power vacuum. Would Kabul fall shortly thereafter to the Taliban? Will India, Pakistan, Russia and Iran vie to succeed the US in making Afghanistan their sphere of interest?
From InText
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 1, 2019
Europe, Defying Trump, Implements New Currency Exchange with Iran The US is trying to sanction third parties, those who do business with Iran, but Europe is creating fourth parties, those who do business with Instex. Instex is the one dealing with Iran. And since it has no dollars and doesn't deal with the US, Instex probably can't be fined or punished by Treasury's Office of Foreign Asset Control.
From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 24, 2020
Back to 1924: Trump mulls adding Pure anti-African Racism to Visa ban, in Addition to anti-Muslim Hate Trump is considering adding some of Africa's most important countries to his visa ban, in a transparent attempt to reduce African immigration to the United States. What is it about Africans, you might wonder that bothers Trump?
From InText
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Is Trump's Syria Policy about to Loose 12,000 ISIL Terrorists on the World? Trump just pulled out the 50 US troops up near the Syrian border with Turkey, and the US apparently still has about 1,000 military personnel in the Kurdish region of Syria, Trump says he wants to bring them all out. Doing so without any plan whatsoever for the aftermath is typical of Trump but could turn into a disaster.
From InText
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 6, 2019
Trump Fails again to Bring our Troops Home from Mideast: Mulling Escalation of 14,000 v. Iran Trump made a big splash in October by claiming to bring home the 1,000 special operations personnel embedded with the Kurds in northern Syria. In fact, in the end he sent 500 of them to guard the Syrian oil fields in Deir al-Zor and repositioned the rest in Iraq.
From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 25, 2019
A Subdued Christmas for Middle Eastern Christians amid New Wave of Popular Protests Middle Eastern Christianity is huge today compared to 140 years ago, even if they are proportionally fewer and even though it is true that there is ongoing substantial out-migration.
From InText
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Behind the Turmoil: Russia Provoked Oil Price Fall to Protect its Markets from US Frackers, which could now Collapse The Russian resistance appears to have derived from fears that if they cut back exports and OPEC managed to keep the price high, US petroleum firms using hydraulic fracturing (fracking) would simply rush in to grab Russian markets in Europe.
From InText
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Trump, putting Profit Motive and Reelection over Public Health, Undermining Coronavirus Social Distancing Strategy Trump is a hotelier, and his own businesses are being badly hit by the pandemic. Moreover, leaks by aides to journalists allege that he is deathly afraid that a prolonged period of social isolation in the US will put the economy into a deep recession and sink any chance he had of being reelected.
Trump breached the Iran deal in 2017, slapped severe sanctions on Iran and then went around the world strong-arming countries not to buy Iran's petroleum., From InText
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 27, 2019
France Upstages Trump at G7 by Inviting Iran to Salvage Nuclear Deal In a surprise development, Iranian foreign minister Javad Zarif suddenly flew to Biarritz on Sunday for meetings on the sidelines of the G7 summit. He clearly was invited at the instance of French President Emannuel Macron, who is still attempting to salvage what he can of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, which restricted Iran's enrichment activities.
From InText
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 13, 2019
Kurds Consider Asking for Russian No-Fly Zone as Moscow Demands Foreign Armies Leave Syria Although US politicians and pundits keep saying that the Turkish invasion benefits Russia, in fact Moscow is clearly very uncomfortable with it. It may end up inadvertently aiding the major Russian ally in Syria, the government of Bashar al-Assad, if it forces the Kurds into Assad's arms. But Russia hasn't connived in it, and its benefits to Moscow are uncertain.
From InText
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Fascists R Us: Trump/ Pompeo's Denial that Israeli Squatting on Palestinian Land is Illegal Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Monday that the US no longer considers Israeli squatter settlements on Palestinian land to be illegal. The official policy of the United States is now that it is all right to annex neighbors' land and to settle it with your own squatters.
Bernie Sanders, From FlickrPhotos
(15 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 14, 2019
In Historic Rebuke to Trump, Senate invokes War Powers to Halt US aid to Saudi War on Yemen As Sanders implied, Wednesday's vote is historic in representing an attempt by the legislature to recover its historic and constitutional authority over war from an increasingly out of control presidency. The House of Representatives is thought likely to pass the resolution, as well.'''''''''''''''''''''''''''''
From InText
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 19, 2019
Notorious Moments in Modern History when Dictators Sent their own Citizens "Back" The idea that some citizens are less loyal or less patriotic or less deserving of residency than other citizens is not new in American history. But deporting those not viewed as knee-jerk loyal to the Great Leader has been more common in dictatorships than democracies, and the former is where America is going if we aren't careful.
From InText
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 9, 2019
In Wag the Dog Move, Indicted Israeli PM Netanyahu Moves to Annex 25% of Palestinian West Bank Netanyahu is in a world of trouble. He has been indicted on criminal offenses. The only thing that might keep him out of jail is to stay in office and tinker with the law for his own benefit. But he can't remain prime minister because he lost the last election and hasn't been able to form a government.
From InText
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 2, 2019
Iran: Germany and France Refuse to be Inducted into Trump's Gulf Naval Operation against Tehran The government of Angela Merkel in Germany has rejected participation in the Trump administration's naval mission, "Operation Sentinel," aimed at securing the Straits of Hormuz from Iranian interference in shipping. France's President Macron has also rejected participation in a US-led naval operation in the Gulf, suspicious of Trump's aggressive policies toward Iran.
Israel election 2019: Netanyahu and Benny Gantz both claim victory in tight race., From YouTubeVideos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 22, 2019
As Netanyahu Era Ends in Israel, Anti-Arab Racism Causes Political Deadlock Former Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu, leader of the far right Likud Party, has failed to form a government. His rival, former general Benny Gantz, leader of the Blue and White party, will now get a chance.
From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 30, 2019
Iraqi Crowds Erupt in Joyous Celebrations as PM, elected under Bush Constitution, Offers to Resign A new government must meet the demands of the protesters for the sake of Iraq's future and cease shedding the blood of innocents.
Trump July Fourth speech, From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 6, 2019
If Trump's Steampunk History of Revolutionary War Airbases isn't Grounds for Impeachment, What is? Trump's steampunk daydreams, broadcast as part of his white-nationalist Fascist Fourth of July campaign rally, signal more clearly than ever before the danger he poses to the Republic. The Revolutionary War was fought against King George III, who himself descended into madness. We got rid of one mad king, only to find ourselves in 2019 saddled by another.
Offshore Wind Turbines, Liverpool Bay, From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 16, 2019
Trump wrong Again: Offshore Wind a "New Industrial Revolution" The cost of wind power has fallen to a tenth of what it was 40 years ago. The United States now has enough wind installations to power 28 million homes, and we get 6.5% of our electricity from this source, says Ben German at Axios. He says new wind installations can generate electricity at 2 cents per kilowatt hour; coal is usually counted as 5 cents a kilowatt hour and so is more than twice as expensive.
From InText
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 4, 2019
Top Six Problems with Trump Taking Syrian Oil Trump keeps talking about taking Syrian oil. In fact, many of those 1,000 special operations troops he pulled out, sending them to Iraq, are mostly back in Syria now, but in Deir al-Zor rather than up north. That is because the lion's share of Syrian petroleum is in Deir al-Zor province.
From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 11, 2019
We didn't Need the Documents: America's Trillion $ Failure in the Afghanistan War has been Obvious All Along Mostly US news organizations slighted Afghanistan as a news story. How many segments on the war does CNN do a year? Eight? How many times has Afghanistan been on the front page of the Post or the Times? Yet we have thousands of troops still there being asked to risk their lives.
Robert Mueller Testifies Before Congress on Possible Trump Indictment, From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 25, 2019
Mueller's Testimony Exposes Trump for What He Is President Trump ordered former White House Counsel, Don McGahn, to fire Mueller. The president then ordered Don McGahn to then cover that up and create a false paper trail. And now we've heard the president ordered Corey Lewandowski to tell Jeff Sessions to limit Mueller's investigation so that he -- Mueller -- will stop investigating the president.
From InText
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Why? Three Possible reasons Trump is threatening Turkey with Sanctions after Greenlighting Syria Invasion The sanctions may be a political cover. Trump is being pilloried by Republican stalwarts (though not mostly those still actually in office) for his abrupt retreat from Syria. What he did makes him look weak and threatens to damage his blustery brand.
From InText
(12 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 1, 2020
How Trump broke America: Economy plummets historic 33%, Covid Deaths at 1500/day, and 40 mn could lose Homes Trump's refusal last winter to pull out all the stops to mount an effective national coronavirus response has broken the legs of America.
Roseanne Barr Apologizes To Co-Workers Of Her Now Cancelled Show, From YouTubeVideos
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Is Roseanne Barr what America has Become? The whole tale is a sorry commentary, not on Barr but on where American culture and politics now stands. We went from a corporate elite nervously allowing some working class characters on mass media in the 1990s (just as long, you understand, as it gave no support to actual striking laborers) to transmogrifying it into an Islamophobic hate-fest in the teens of the 21st century.
From InText
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 5, 2020
Netanyahu, failing to get a majority for the third time, Lashes at Foes as "Arab Terrorists" and Jewish Terrorist-Lovers Blue and White leader Benny Gantz refuses to serve in a government of national unity with Netanyahu. Likewise, Avigdor Lieberman's militantly secular Yisrael Beitenu (Israel our Home) party, which fell to only seven seats, refuses to sit in a government with Netanyahu.
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SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 25, 2020
Tens of Thousands of Iraqis mass in Baghdad to Demand Expulsion of US Troops, Hang Trump in Effigy Tens of thousands of Iraqis massed in the Jadriya district of Baghdad on Friday to demand that U.S. troops leave Iraq. The protesters chanted, "Get out, get out, you occupier!" and "Yes, yes to Sovereignty!"
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Russians, Syrian Army take over Manbij and its US Bases, Blocking Turkey In late summer, Manbij fell, much to the joy of local residents who had been regimented by the cult of terror, ISIL. It was a joint US-Syrian Democratic Forces victory and a milestone in the gradual defeat of ISIL, since it closed off a major smuggling route for them. Russian personnel took over the abandoned US bases, symbolically announcing the ending of American presence in Syria.
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GOP Death Cult Forbids Mandatory Masks, Keeping US in Crisis, as China Grows 3.2% Georgia governor Brian Kemp is attempting to prevent municipalities in Georgia from fining people for refusing to wear masks to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. He is suing Atlanta over it. The question is not whether his obstructionism will kill Americans. The question is only how many.
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How the Roberts Court's "Citizens United" allowed Parnas and Fruman to Buy influence in America corporations can now donate on their own to Super-Pacs. Since corporations are often opaque as to ownership and since foreigners can be prominent on their boards, SCOTUS has allowed foreigners to donate to and influence US elections.
The oligarchy is doing just fine, explains historian Juan Cole., From Uploaded
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This Labor Day, US Workers One-Third Poorer Than in 2003 -- While Top 1% Now Two-Times Richer There are 129 million households in the United States, so this means about 64.5 million households are one-third worse off with regard to asset ownership than when Bush went to war in Iraq. (Is there a connection?) In contrast, the top 1% of households, 1.29 million of them, have twice as many assets as they did in 2003.
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Trump Likely did Throw US Troops in Afghanistan under the Bus, but Why would the Russians have Targeted Them? the NYT said its sources in US intelligence alleged that Trump was briefed on this intelligence in March and that a menu of options was presented to him, from lodging a diplomatic complaint to specific sanctions (presumably in GRU commanders).
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Amb. Sondland, who Reversed himself on Ukraine Quid Pro Quo, once Stood up for Khizr Khan against Trump Trump has cited Sondland's earlier testimony in his denial that he sought anything of value from Ukraine. That prop to the president has now collapsed.
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Climate Crisis Rages in Australia, with 14 of 15 hottest Places in World and Sydney Fire-Besieged Climate is measured in long-term changes of patterns, not in specific events. The question is not whether global heating affects these extreme weather events, but the size of the contribution it makes to their intensity and frequency.
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In Humiliating Rebuke, Arab League and Palestine Slap Down Kushner Plan, Palestine severs Relations with US and Israel Palestine president Mahmud Abbas said that he had declined to receive Trump's Plan or to reply to Trump's attempt to contact him, saying that Palestinians would never accept it and that he refused to go down in history as the man who sold Jerusalem.
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On Khashoggi Murder Anniversary: Trump's other Dangerous Conversations besides Ukraine, with Saudi Bin Salman It would be great to know what illegal things Trump said to Bin Salman. But we already know that Trump and his administration have committed crimes with regard to Bin Salman. Some are war crimes, as with US support for the Bin Salman's fruitless and destructive war on Yemen, which has killed tens of thousands, displace millions, and placed 10 million at risk of starvation.
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Trump has Conducted a War on Iran for 19 Months; Iran finally Hit Back In the aftermath of these strikes, the government of Adil Abdulmahdi, Iraq's prime minister, will be even more eager to expel US troops, lest Iran remain in the cross-fire between the US and Iran.
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In Wake of "Afghanistan Papers" Scandal, Trump to Yank Out 4,000 Troops The US appears to have no plans to cut back on its massive aerial bombardment of Taliban-held areas. During the first three quarters of 2019, the US dropped 6,208 bombs and missiles on Afghanistan, up nearly 5 percent over the same period in 2018, which had itself seen the heaviest bombardment of the country since the US invasion in 2001.
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Russia wants Trump reelected, and may be Making a Bet that Bernie Sanders can't Defeat Him (They're Wrong) It seems fairly obvious that Russian president Vladimir Putin desperately wants Trump reelected, as US intelligence concluded. At Helsinki, Putin freely admitted his support for Trump. Indeed, that desire is almost certainly the reason that Moscow might be trying to help the Sanders campaign, if it is. Many Russian politicians and pundits are convinced that Sanders cannot win.
Donald Trump said on Saturday while touring the California wildfires that there will be a full report on the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi., From YouTubeVideos
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Trump tries to counter CIA Leak on Bin Salman complicity in Khashoggi Murder Trump attempted on Saturday to push back against his own Central Intelligence Agency's assessment that Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman and his brother Khalid (the Saudi ambassador to the US) were behind the assassination at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
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Tucker Carlson Rises to Defense of Confederates who Killed 360,222 Federal Troops, 100x more than Al-Qaeda Last week Sen. Elizabeth Warren led a successful bipartisan effort to amend the National Defense Act this year to require that Confederate symbols be removed from US military bases and that the bases named for horrible people like Braxton Bragg be renamed.
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The Plutocracy Strikes Back: CNN Compares Bernie Sanders to Coronavirus On Saturday morning CNN host Michael Smerconish compared Sen. Bernie Sanders to the coronavirus, asking if anything could stop either one. CNN has apologized.
Trump to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin, From YouTubeVideos
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Report: Trump hopes for Deal with Putin over Iran in Syria, US Exit al-Assad and Iran want the US back out of eastern Syria, but it is not clear to me that Putin cares that much one way or another. He just wants Damascus to regain its stability and for the Syrian radical Muslim movements to remain crushed, so that they don't blow back on the Russian Caucasus.
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Was Pensacola Shooter part of a terrorist Cell inside Saudi Officer Corps? The incident could further sour relations between Saudi Arabia and the US Congress, which has called for an immediate end of US military support to Saudi's war on Yemen and is talking sanctions for the killing of Khashoggi.
Yemen air attack victims, From InText
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Yemen: On Memorial Day, Remember the 233,000 Dead in US-Backed Saudi War Memorial Day should be rethought, as a day to mourn the death and destruction caused by war. The UN Development Program says that by the end of this year 233,000 Yemenis will have died as a result of this US-backed war, and as we speak 250,000 Yemenis are on the brink of starvation.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 24, 2018
Khamenei, in reply to Trump, gives Europe 6-point Ultimatum on Nuclear Deal Speaking frankly to Iran's European trading partners, the ayatollah laid down six requirements for Iran to remain in the JCPOA itself. These demands appear to be a response to those made by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, whom Khamenei has dismissed as a mere "spy."
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Trump Talks tough with Journalists but Lets Real Strongmen like Turkey's Erdogan Walk all over Him Trump likes to play imaginary gangsters, likes to talk tough, likes to praise and kowtow before strongmen. But in the real world he is a milquetoast, letting other countries walk all over the United States. Trump is the biggest disaster to hit US security since Benedict Arnold.
Associate Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh (left) and Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. Credit: Fred Schilling, Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States., From InText
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Trump's Ukraine Ask was Criminal; but it Was SCOTUS' Citizens United that Invited Foreign Interference in US Elections The Republican-majority Supreme Court has gutted campaign finance law and has allowed essentially anonymous money to flood into campaigns. The possibilities for foreign interference in US elections is a much bigger phenomenon than simply this sort of organized-crime style arm twisting by a president.
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SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 16, 2019
Top 4 Things Rep. Ilhan Omar was Right about, from Stephen Miller Racism to Trump Impeachment Last April 8 Rep. Omar had called Miller a racist, and had received an avalanche of abuse from Republican Party members. Ironically, one charge against her was anti-Semitism because she critiqued a Jewish member of the Trump administration.
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Trump's "WMD" Scandal? Was the Charge of "Imminent" Soleimani Attack Just Made Up? The Trump administration's claims that it assassinated Gen. Qasem Soleimani because he posed an imminent threat to American lives and was coming to Baghdad to launch an immediate attack on the US embassy there have fallen apart.
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Did Trump just reward Turkish President Erdogan for Obeying Putin? now that Erdogan put his head down before Putin and called off any further invasion, suddenly Trump pulls an about-face and cancels the proposed Turkish sanctions, precisely on the grounds that Erdogan complied with the Russian request.
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Iraqi Gov't Teeters as Protest Death toll Rises to 100, with 4,000 Wounded The youth protesters are upset about the spoils system in the Iraqi government, whereby the parties with the most seats are given cabinet ministries in which they hire party members. They are upset about the government's inability to deliver basic services or sufficient jobs. They are exercised about severe corruption.
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Hate Speech Advocate, who got Roseanne Barr Fired, Running Trump Mideast Policy The people who put Roseanne Barr up to these cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs ideas are now running the US government's foreign policy. Our foreign policy. In the Middle East, where there are thousands of US troops at risk, and where Bush started us on a path to pouring trillions of dollars down the toilet while denying ordinary Americans basic services and a living wage.
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Turning point in Climate Activism? Germans Block Coal Mines with their Bodies More than 1,000 green activists made their way past police lines and blocked trains at three important coal mines in eastern Germany on Saturday. A few clashes took place between police and protesters.
Secretary Pompeo Meets With Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, From FlickrPhotos
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How Trump's Recognition of Israeli Usurpation of Syrian Golan Strengthens Iran, Russia in ME Trump's call for recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the occupied Golan Heights, a part of Syria, is intended to help his and his donors' ally Binyamin Netanyahu win the Israeli elections. It is another example of his uncanny ability to sabotage his own policies. Not to mention to sabotage any semblance of international legality.
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Bribery & High Crimes and Misdemeanors: Did Trump finally go Full Impeachable in Ukraine Calls? Trump may have broken two laws if the reporting on this incident is correct so far. One was to offer Zelensky a bribe, which is explicit constitutional grounds for impeachment. The other was to solicit campaign contribution of sorts from a foreign national. Surely that would fall under "high crimes and misdemeanors."
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SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 6, 2020
Iraqi Parliament Resolves to Kick Out US Troops, and Trump Threatens Mother of All Sanctions Trump went ballistic on hearing the news and threatened to impose "sanctions like you've never seen" on Iraq if it does kick out US troops.
Donald Trump and Saudi ruler Mohammed Bin Salman, From InText
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Trump threatened to pull US Security Umbrella from Saudi if it didn't raise Oil Prices to Help US Frackers Trump threatened de facto Saudi ruler crown prince Mohammed Bin Salman with a complete withdrawal of the US security umbrella from Saudi Arabia unless Riyadh reversed its plans to flood the market with oil. Trump sided with US Big Oil against the consumers. What a surprise.
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No, Trump's Withdrawal from Syria is not Like Obama Leaving Iraq Trump makes the Mad Hatter look like the sanest, soberest person in the world. He has single-handedly started back up the Syrian civil war. In essence, Trump is playing the role in Syria that ISIL played in Iraq, of saboteur.
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Final Defeat of the John Bolton Hawks? Russia and China could humiliate Trump Eve of Election Lifting Iran Arms Embargo Trump is about to go up against China and Russia at the United Nations Security Council over the looming end to the UNSC arms embargo on Iran, and is facing a humiliating defeat that will further harm the US standing in global affairs.
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Failing Breitbart Comes for Juan Cole on Climate History and it Won't Go Well I understand that the far, far right-wing reused toilet paper that is Breitbart ran a hit piece on me today for daring to question the record of Florida's Saint DeSantis on doing nothing about carbon dioxide emissions that are sinking his state.
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Did Saudi prince Bin Salman personally Hack Jeff Bezos's Phone, Vacuuming up Secrets? What about Jared Kushner? We've long known that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos's phone was hacked. Large amounts of data were taken off of it, including intimate photographs and evidence of a romantic affair, which then showed up in The National Enquirer.
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To Save America, Top 3 Planks Bernie Supporters Must try to Get into the Democratic Platform The Democratic Party would benefit from a party platform to the left of where Biden usually comes down, and shifting the party to the left is now the mission of the Sanders movement. Platforms matter more than most people realize.
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A Wroth Mueller Comes for Nancy Pelosi: Rashida Tlaib is Right When Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) colorfully called for us to "impeach the" mofo, Pelosi called her in and told her to stick to "representing her district." Mueller knows that however big a disaster an impeachment of Trump might be for American politics, letting him continue in office is far more dangerous. Mueller spent his life putting criminals behind bars, and he knows that Trump is a criminal who has committed criminal acts.
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Trump, head of GOP, demands Chinese Communist Party Prosecute Businessman for Crime of Making Money To have a Republican administration characterize Hunter Biden's tiny China investment, done after his father was a civilian, as some sort of massive criminal undertaking is another fantastic claim from the biggest liar-in-chief the United States has ever had.
Rep. Ilhan Omar, From YouTubeVideos
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Back to Jim Crow under Trump: "Lynch her" is Republicans' Big Idea to Deal with Rep. Ilhan Omar The Twitter account of Danielle Stella, the Republican challenger to Ilhan Omar has been shut down after she called for her opponent to be lynched.
Rudy Giuliani and Donald Trump, From YouTubeVideos
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If Giuliani's right Trump lied about Porn Star Hush Money, why believe him on Iran? A president who serially lies is a particular problem for foreign policy. Trump is on the verge of pulling out of the 2015 Iran Deal, in part on the grounds provided by Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in his stunt retailing old intelligence before 2003 which he attempted to portray as relevant to 2018. Trump appears to have bought the lie, what with being truth-challenged and all.
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Dear Trump: Iran doesn't Have a Military Nuclear Program and Gave up Bomb-Making Potential If what Trump wanted was no Iranian nuke, he had that when he was sworn into office in 2017. By breaching the treaty and refusing to reward Iran's good behavior by ceasing sanctions, Trump put the US on a war footing with Iran. He has stopped Iran from selling its oil, a form of blockade that probably amounts to an act of war.
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White al-Qaeda, Trump and Economic Terrorism against El Paso The people of El Paso also understand something most outsiders do not. Both Trump's rhetoric and the shooter's murders target El Paso's economy in classic terrorist style. Singling out and demonizing an ethnic group is the first step toward attempting to destroy them.
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As Trump stumbles in war on Coronavirus at Home, He Bombs Shiites in Shiite-Ruled Iraq The Trump administration is now more or less forcibly occupying Iraq against the will of its elected representatives, and is waging a low intensity war on a section of the Iraqi military with which the US is supposed to be allied.
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"The Triumph of Apartheid:" Did the Trump/Kushner Plan help Israel's Netanyahu return to Power? Netanyahu is enormously unpopular among younger Americans, including among younger Jewish Americans, and his Apartheid state is losing the support of much of the Democratic Party. If he has won, it is hardly good news for Israel.
Palestinians Were Killed By Israeli Fire Along The Gaza Border, From YouTubeVideos
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Israeli Snipers Kill 4, wound 207 as 40,000 Palestinians March Peacefully in Gaza for Right to Return Despite occasional UN condemnation of the Israeli blockade on Palestinian civilians (which is illegal in international law, especially given that Israel is still the Occupying Power in Gaza), the world has turned a blind eye to this ongoing Israeli atrocity. That the world would remain silent about these criminal tactics is unimaginable.
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Pence, who urged Impeachment of Bill Clinton for Lying, Would join Trump in Welcoming Confessed Liar Michael Flynn back Vice President Mike Pence says he would be happy to have disgraced former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn back in the White House. Now is the time to remind everyone that in the 1990s, Mike Pence argued that President Bill Clinton should be impeached and removed from office for telling a lie. In his smarmy way, Pence then said it was a moral issue.
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The Ostrich Policy: Trump ready to Kill Hundreds of Thousands to avoid bad Coronavirus Optics for Election Trump and Pence on Monday were busy trying to spread the Big Lie that the only reason the US coronavirus numbers are spiking is increased testing.
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Immigrants aren't "Invaders:" They're Who will Pay your Social Security Immigration is not usually invasion. The US power elite needs and wants more workers than the US population is providing. US immigration laws were fashioned to bring in those workers. It isn't to replace "white" people. It is to make up for the low population growth rates of US-born families.
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First the National Security State Surged Baghdad, now it is Surging Portland and Seattle For those of us old enough to remember George W. Bush's Iraq War, the use of the word "surge" to describe Federal agents sent into Democratic cities to break heads chills the soul.
Pompeo: Mideast Peace Plan Won't .Sacrifice Core Principles. of Jews, Christians, or Muslims, From YouTubeVideos
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Pompeo: Jared Kushner's Palestine plan "unexecutable;" Kushner: Palestinians unready for Self-Rule In private remarks to the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations that someone recorded and leaked to the Washington Post, Pompeo threw cold water on Jared Kushner's still unrevealed "Deal of the Century." It stacks the deck for Israel so heavily that the Palestinians will refuse to play. Only an Israeli, Pompeo admitted, could love it.
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SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 6, 2019
On How Latinos are America's Greatest Hope for Economic Growth and Renewal In 2019 it is ridiculous to divide Americans by ethnicity. We all need each other to thrive. Without the 40% of the Texas population that are Latinos, the state's economy would collapse over time. Latinos own 4.37 million businesses in the US, contributing $700 billion to the economy every year.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, From InText
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Yes, Liz Cheney, AOC is right that US is Running Concentration Camps for Refugees Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been under fire for an Instagram message she sent out in which she characterized the holding facilities for refugees and other undocumented entrants into the US run by ICE and by private companies (for which it is a $2 billion a year industry) as "concentration camps."
NSA Reveals Why US Is In Syria, From YouTubeVideos
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With Trump leaving, Syrian Kurds seeking Support of Damascus, Moscow against Turkey Secretary of Defense James Mattis resigned on Thursday in part because he felt his president was violating the code of the Marines, that no man should be left behind. In abruptly pulling out of Syria, Trump was abandoning the Syrian Kurds, the only allies the US could find in the Middle East against ISIL.
Hateful Donald Trump, From GoogleImages
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 11, 2018
The Lessons of World War I -- Don't Trust Hateful Politicians like Trump Just as Serbia set events in chain then, so too could Iran today. Trump and Pompeo have spoken of crushing Iran. But Russia and China don't want Iran to be erased. Neither do Syria (pro-Iran) or Iraq, which even Trump gave a waiver because trade with Iran is crucial to its future.
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SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 25, 2020
The Fall of France to the Nazis? Chris Matthews and Corporate Democrats' Bernie Derangement Syndrome Matthews is just wrong about Sanders not being able to beat Trump. Bernie will steal back the white working class from Trump, who is widely and deeply hated and has all the hallmarks of a one-term president.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivers remarks in Cairo, Egypt, From YouTubeVideos
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Pompeo's US Jingoism and Anti-Iran Warmongering Rejected by Mideast Public Secretary of State Mike Pompeo gave a major and extremely embarrassing foreign policy speech in Cairo on Thursday, which is probably inconsequential since his major talking points departed from the positions of his president, Trump. Also, aside from some generals and kings and princes, nobody in the region agrees with anything he said.
Why did Donald Trump remove White Supremacists from list of Extremist groups in America?, From YouTubeVideos
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White Supremacist Terrorism strikes Again in the Age of Trump and Putin It isn't enough to say that the El Paso terrorist was "hate-filled and racist," as El Paso police characterized him. That makes it sound personal and idiosyncratic. This man was part of a movement, a movement that is being actively promoted from the White House. The difference between a crime and terrorism is that a crime is for personal gain and its not ideological. This was ideological.
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Modly and Esper Should have followed Capt. Crozier's Lead in Blowing Whistle on Trump inaction rather than Firing Him The real question is not why grey bureaucrats might oust a man like Crozier. That is obvious. It is why Mark Esper and Thomas Modly did not go public about Trump's fatal insouciance in the face of the greatest security threat to the United States in the twenty-first century.
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Trump, Troll-in-Chief, wags the Impeachment Dog by Going to War with Iran It is extremely suspicious that Trump has abruptly begun trafficking in the sanguinary merchandise of all-out war just at this moment when his throne is on the brink of toppling.
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From Tory Landslide to Trump non-Impeachment: Can Filthy Rich Liars sink Democracy in Britain and the U.S.? The degree of inequality both in the US and the UK is now virtually unprecedented, as is media consolidation. That is, fewer and much wealthier people own more and more of the news outlets.
The Unveiling of Trump Heights, From YouTubeVideos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 17, 2019
Trump Heights on Stolen Golan an Indictment of Colonial White Privilege In a publicity stunt Trumpian in its iniquity and emptiness, the government of Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu put up a sign in the Occupied Syrian Golan Heights, saying "Trump Heights." There isn't really any settlement there yet, just a sign, just as there isn't any reality to Trump more generally, just an empty suit.
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Why Burning Fossil Fuels is to Today's Pandemics as Fleas were to the Black Death It is cheaper to build and run new wind and solar farms than just to try to go on operating a coal plant. Loads of electric vehicles are coming online with respectable range and at an increasingly affordable price. We don't have to put ourselves and the next generations through hell. It is a matter of political will.
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Americans re: Iran: A Reckless Trump has made us Less Safe, and Congress Should Rein him in Trump seems to think he can keep strangling the Iranian economy and hitting Iran hard without any risk of war at all. That isn't the way the world works, and there is always a danger under such conditions of events spiraling out of control.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 27, 2020
Price of Trolling Impeachment: End of Oslo Peace Process and Trump-Netanyahu Apartheid "Steal of the Century" Trump appears to have decided to unveil the Israel-Palestine plan on Tuesday to take the pressure off from his Senate impeachment trial and to shore up his support from the Jewish and evangelical communities. A majority of Americans in polls say they want Trump impeached and removed from office.
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US Oil "Technically Worthless," and Coal Plants Shuttered, as a Tidal Wave of Bankruptcies Looms Crude oil went as low as $37.63 on Monday. The price, well below zero, was a first for the US oil market, and showed the conviction of traders that the economy would not in fact start back up in May.
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Top 4 Reasons Trump is playing to Evangelicals by Demanding Church Reopening at cost of Mass Infection Trump has never been exactly what you would call a church-going man, preferring seedy trysts with porn stars and Playboy bunnies and barging into the dressing rooms of unclothed beauty contestants. So his alleged concern for church openings isn't moved by the holy spirit but more like the lowly spirit.
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Majority of US Veterans doubt Value of Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria Wars: Pew If a majority of Republican veterans can't be found to uphold the value of the Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria Wars, we damn sure ought not to be starting any new conflicts in the Middle East that are doomed to run up our national debt, bankrupt us, devastate our economy, and produce more disillusionment -- even among the most gung-ho section of the population.
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How did Americans become such Wimps? Silence as Trump kills tens of Thousands, Destroys Social Security and Post Office Not only are we perfectly willing to toss grandma in an early grave on Trump's say-so, but we are supine as he openly engineers the destruction of social security and medicare, and of the post office, on behalf of himself and the billionaire class he represents
Saudi King Salman presented President Trump with a gold medal, the nation's highest honor., From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Bowing to Saudi Pressure, Trump stops UN Yemen Ceasefire (-CNN) The US began supplying the Saudis with logistical support such as in-air refueling of their fighter jets and bombers, and strategic help with identifying key targets. The US military has been frustrated for some time by the Saudi insistence on hitting targets that hurt civilians, such a bridges over which food is delivered, even though Washington has advised against it.
Mitch McConnell, From GoogleImages
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Your Health, Social Security, and Safety Depend on Voting Democratic Today Today's midterm elections are among the more fateful in recent American history, quite simply because there is a madman in the White House whom the Republican Senate and House have absolutely refused to rein in.
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Trump wants out of Mideast, blames Oil and Israel for Having to Stay In an interview with The Washington Post on Tuesday, Trump bruited the notion of removing US troops from the Middle East. He said that Israel and oil were the only reasons the US was in the region and that oil no longer justified the US military presence. Trump can get out if he wants to. That he doesn't do it is owing not to lack of capacity but to cowardice.
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Israeli Blockade of Gaza Causing Contaminated Water, 25% of Illnesses and 12% of Infant Deaths Over half of Palestinians in Gaza are unemployed because of Israel's blockade. This blockade is strongly supported by Trump, Pompeo at State, Esper at Defense, and by almost all the 535 people in Congress that is, they support war crimes and polishing off 12% of the Palestinian children in Gaza.
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California releasing inmates for fear of Coronavirus, but Israelis Keep Vulnerable Gaza as Largest Open Air Prison California prisons are releasing prisoners for fear that the crowded conditions in penitentiaries could prove deadly breeding grounds for the novel coronavirus. There are two million prisoners, most of them not adults, however, who won't be let out of prison despite the dangers of over-crowding and externally dictated inadequate health facilities. They are the people of the Palestinian Gaza Strip.
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Iran Covid-19 Deaths Rival US as Trump Blockade blocks Medical Supplies; and Europe Defies Washington Trump administration officials have taunted Iran that the coronavirus would not save it from their extraordinary financial and oil blockade. When pressed a couple of weeks ago on this policy, Trump shouted at a news conference "They know what they have to do!"
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Like Twenty-One 9/11s: Our 2020 Pandemic is "The Trump Virus," just as 1918's was "Spanish Flu" The United States only has about 4 percent of the global population. But it has nearly a third of the known cases of covid-19 and has about 27% percent, over a fourth, of the reported deaths.
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Another Screw-Up: Iraq announces Gradual US Troop Withdrawal, in Aftermath of Trump's Strike on Local Generals Trump clearly wants to be able to run on having won the war against ISIL in the Fertile Crescent and against the Taliban in Afghanistan, and it is rumored that he wants out of Afghanistan completely by September 1. It remains to be seen if he will decide he wants to be able to boast he got the US out of Iraq, as well.
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At Last, Someone is Suing Fox "News" for Journalistic Malpractice in Misguiding People over Seriousness of Coronavirus one group has decided to go ahead with a suit over Fox "network's" false and dangerous "coverage" of the coronavirus pandemic, in which its anchors and guests have repeatedly referred to the most dangerous disease outbreak in over a century as a "hoax" and have advised against social distancing techniques as an overblown "panic" response.
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Russia tells Trump to Jump in Lake, Commits 80,000 Personnel to War Drill Alongside Iran, China Russia is deploying 80,000 personnel, including 12,000 troops, alongside 1,000 troops from friendly countries in its region. Its partners include Iran, China, Belarus, Armenia, Pakistan, and Myanmar.
George W. Bush, From YouTubeVideos
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How Bush's War on Iraq Produced Trumpism, Instability, Refugees and Climate Catastrophe George W. Bush as the second worst president in American history is burnished by the absolute worst. Trump is, notoriously, a pathological liar who has told thousands of whoppers. So far, at least, Bush's lies were more consequential. Trump lies about having been a good student or about being a billionaire. Bush lied the country into a war for oil.
From InText
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Dr. Bright to Congress: With 85,000 Dead, US Coronavirus Inaction threatens us with "Darkest Winter in Modern History" In his prepared testimony, Bright warned that if the Trump administration continued to mishandle the crisis we could face a second, bigger wave of the novel coronavirus this winter at the same time as flu season hits (flu seems to kill about 35,000 people in the US every winter). He said it could be "the darkest winter in modern history."
From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 11, 2019
With Bolton gone, will Trump meet Iran's President Rouhani? In the wake of the firing of national security adviser and full-time warmonger John Bolton, secretary of state Mike Pompeo and treasury secretary Dan Mnuchin held a press conference on Tuesday. Both reaffirmed that Trump is open to meeting Iran's President Hassan Rouhani "without preconditions." They also, however, affirmed that the Trump administration would continue its policy of "maximum pressure" against that country.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 14, 2018
An Offer they Can't Refuse: Trump's Having bloodied May quite publicly, having threatened her and slapped her around, Trump then met with her in public and put the illusion of honor back in place. The special relationship is the most special. Theresa May is the best thing since sliced (white) bread. The interview was "fake news."
From InText
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No, WSJ, Palestinians have Not given up on National Rights Anyone who has been following the Palestine issue knows that for some time a plurality of Palestinians has swung behind a one-state solution and now want Israeli citizenship. This result does not come from the dimming of nationalist aspirations but from the weary realism of a colonized people facing the best-armed army in the Middle East, which is backed by the world's sole superpower.
From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 3, 2020
On the Big Issues, Bernie Sanders is the Only one who Can Save America The most extreme threat to American democracy today is the emergence of a permanent plutocratic class. Inequality is skyrocketing. The US is not naturally stable. If these trend lines continue with regard to inequality, we can have the sort of problems other unequal societies have, such as Brazil and the Sudan.
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Pace Pompeo: What if the US is "Sowing Chaos" in Mideast & Iran is a Status Quo Power? Bush invaded and occupied Iraq, an action Trump himself ran against, but which John Bolton supported so strongly he lied to get it. The American war on that country displaced 4 million people from their homes (out of then 26 million), killed hundreds of thousands, wounded millions and left millions widowed and orphaned. The US has been the bull in the China shop, sowing chaos in the Middle East.
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America's Shame: 15,549 Gun Homicides in US in 2017; 32 (160) in UK The US policy of constantly endangering our children is enacted by a bought-and-paid-for Congress on behalf of 10 major gun manufacturers with an $8 billion industry. Most Americans don't have or want a gun, and 50% of all guns in the US are owned by 3% of Americans, i.e., some 6 million people out of 320 million.
A federal judge delayed Michael Flynn's sentencing, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 19, 2018
What did Flynn Know about Russian ties to Trump and When did he Know it? Disgraced former National Security Adviser to Donald Trump, Michael Flynn, had his sentencing postponed until March on Tuesday after Judge Emmett Sullivan raked him over the coals for lying to the FBI in the White House and for intimating that he was not really guilty and had been entrapped by the FBI.
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3 Dead as Iraqi Crowds Protest Electricity Outages in 124┬░ Heat; Have US and Climate Crisis left Iraq Unviable? These temperatures and higher will become more and more common in the coming century if we don't immediately stop burning coal and petroleum, Iraq's very viability as a country is in doubt.
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Trump cites "Proportionality" in Iran pullback, though He has often Violated It Trump in an interview Friday with Meet the Press attributed his decision not to go ahead with a strike on Iran to concerns about proportionality. He said he asked the Joint Chiefs of Staff just before the strike was to have been set in motion about the likely Iranian casualties. They estimated 150. He said that since the Iranian had shot down an unmanned drone, that death toll seemed to him not proportionate.
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Twitter finally Fact-Checks Trump, but Still Lets him Get Away with Murder (Literally) Neither mail-in voting nor the outrageous accusations against Scarborough is the really urgent issue on Twitter. Trump's inaction in late February on the coronavirus and his push in May for a premature opening of the economy, along with his discouragement of the wearing of face masks are getting large numbers of people killed.
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SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, May 28, 2019
If Trump really only wants "No Iranian Nukes," then he should just rejoin the Nuclear Deal Iran has not had a weapons program since 2002, and that program was rudimentary. The cult-like People's Jihadis (Mojahedin-e Khalq or MEK) outed the program in that year, and the Iranian government mothballed it. The People's Jihadis are a small fanatical Iranian dissident group once hosted by Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, which has carried out large terrorist attacks.
Ahed Tamimi, released after seven months in Israeli prison, From YouTubeVideos
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Top 5 Things Released Palestinian Activist Ahed Tamimi Learned in Colonial Israeli Prison The Israelis have warred on, displaced, and occupied being irrational and dangerous. One of the purposes for which the Israelis keep Palestinian stateless is precisely that stateless people don't have the right to have rights -- and certainly not the right to securely hold property or receive money transfers.
From InText
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Dangerous Delusions: Top 3 Reasons Trump/Navarro are trying to Kneecap Dr. Fauci on Coronavirus Policy Trump is upset that while most Americans tell pollsters that they trust Fauci on handling the coronavirus, they mostly say they don't trust Trump.
From InText
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Your Crazy Uncle Sam strikes again, Vetoing Global Peace to own the ChiComs On Friday, the US used its veto power to block a United Nations resolution calling for a global ceasefire during the coronavirus pandemic. The resolution had been called for by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. The move left all the other countries in the world shaking their heads in disbelief at the pettiness and unhinged character of American diplomacy under Trump.
Jamal Kahshoggi, From WikimediaPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 10, 2018
Is Kushner Covering for Bin Salman Murder Charge so Israel can Usurp Palestinian West Bank? Kushner has stood with Bin Salman through a whole series of crimes, including extorting $100 bn from some 200 fellow princes and his Yemen war that has resulted in starving 85,000 Yemeni children to death. And now the advice to "weather the storm" of being caught red-handed murdering Khashoggi.
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The Top 11 Things the Dems Absolutely must Do in the House Progressive Democrats in the House must be prepared to fight like hell against the Pelosi-Schumer establishment, which will try to make them quiescent and go along with corporate priorities. What 2016 showed is that that platform is a formula for humiliating defeat and irrelevance. Democrats have to stand for something or people won't bother to vote for them.
From InText
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Trump bashed Immigrants, but Nearly 1/3 of US Doctors are Foreign-Born, on Pandemic Front Lines Nearly one third of American physicians are foreign-born. And about a quarter of nursing aides are first-generation immigrants. They are on the ramparts, our first line of defense, risking their lives every day during the pandemic.
Labor Sec. Alex Acosta has resigned over criticism of his 2008 prosecution of Jeffrey Epstein for sex crimes., From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 14, 2019
Top Five Trump Officials who Resigned because of Shocking Scandals The resignation of Trump's Labor secretary, Alex Acosta, is only the most recent in a string of such scandals for Trump. In fact, what with all the things Trump himself has done plus those around him, his is surely the most scandal-ridden presidency in history.
From InText
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When will Palestine have its Declaration of Independence? Citizenship in a state and popular sovereignty over the land, air and water of that state were started as an ideal by Americans. That ideal is denied to the Palestinians, one of the few peoples in the world to lack citizenship or basic human rights.
From InText
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Trumpism was Always the Tyrannical Tantrum of a Stubborn 5-Year-Old, but Now it will Kill People; Lots of People Trumpism is now spiralling down into insanity born of a similar promiscuity, an unwise coupling with unreason and racial supremacism and classism.
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The Second Time as Farce: Donald Trump and James Madison and the Defense of the White House Trump called out the military police to expel protesters illegally from LaFayette Park near the White House, so that he and his imperial coterie could walk to St. John's Episcopal Church, Trump could briefly raise a Bible, and then they could walk back.
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Trump Has been Waging a Brutal War on Iran for over a Year, in Alliance with Saudi Arabia and Israel The UN inspectors repeatedly certified that Iran was in compliance with these restrictions. In response, Tehran was supposed to get sanctions relief. It didn't. On Friday, May 18, 2018, Trump abruptly pulled out of the JCPOA. Then he and his cabinet slapped the most severe sanctions on Iran ever imposed on a country in peacetime.
Rashida Tlaib, Activist, Attorney, and Congressional Candidate in Michigan, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Rashida Tlaib's Palestinian Theology of Good Samaritanism and Redemption Rashida Tlaib is saying that her people paid a price. They were ethnically cleansed, displaced, had their homes and farms expropriated. Thousands lost everything, and millions still as a result live in penury without the framework of their own state to protect property and other rights.
From InText
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What Blocked Netanyahu from Beginning Planned Theft of Swathes of Palestinian West Bank on July 1? Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu failed to begin the theft of substantial swathes of the Palestinian West Bank on July 1, as he had once pledged, according to UPI.
From InText
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Baghdad Bob on the Potomac: Trump's Hoaxes, from "Disappearing" Covid-19 to Climate to Russiagate Authoritarian regimes breed lies like rotting meat breeds maggots, and as Trump marches the United States into an imperial presidency beyond accountability, his rate of lying has become astronomical.
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Roots of Anger: Top 3 Reasons African-Americans have Lost Most in the Coronavirus Depression Some of the anger we see in US cities is a revolution of rising expectations. African-Americans were just beginning to experience some wage growth in recent years. That has just been wiped out.
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Top 3 Ways Netanyahu's New Gov't in Israel is a Catastrophe Waiting to Happen Israel's leaders have finally formed a government, after three elections that left the country in a political quagmire. The new government is a catastrophe.
President Trump and first lady make surprise visit to US troops in Iraq, From YouTubeVideos
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Trump's US in 2019: Is the Mideast "War on Terror" Paradigm Ending There are some signs that the War on Terror paradigm in US foreign and military policy may be winding down. Trump is trying to get out of Syria, and though the Washington Establishment may succeed in putting some breaks on the withdrawal, it seems likely that Trump mostly will get his way before summer.
From InText
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Iran: "Isolated" US Regime must learn from its Humiliation at UN, as Trump rejects Putin Plan Trump cannot make the other members of the UN boycott Iran, though he can threaten them, as he already has, with third party sanctions for trading with Iran.
Deputy National-Security Adviser Ben Rhodes, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 7, 2018
Treason: Obama Iran Deal Officials targeted by Trump via Israeli Black Cube The Trump aides who targeted former Obama administration officials Ben Rhodes and Colin Kahl used the Israeli Black Cube agency, the same one deployed by Harvey Weinstein to keep his many victims of sexual harassment in line. It advertises itself as being able to provide the best former Mossad agents for the job (but if they are the best why are they former?)
From InText
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Trump, Convicted of University Fraud, wants to Defund the Universities to Stop People Thinking Trump notoriously set up a phony "university" to bilk prospective students of millions of dollars. He lost a civil suit to the outraged victims and had to pay them $25 million. Now the stable genius is coming for America's universities.
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Americans are Dying to Die: Guard shot for asking Customers to wear Mask as Trump's CDC predicts 3k death / day by June Trump is using his bully pulpit to applaud irresponsible governors who open up their states even before the number of cases begins declining (a 14-day decline is what the CDC recommends). The US, with 4 percent of the world's population, has over a fourth of the deaths.
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Beirut's Destruction was a Crime of Evil Negligence, the same Crime being Committed Against our Climate Some 300,000 people in Beirut have been left homeless by the enormous explosion at the city's port on Tuesday, which left it without a means of importing by sea.
John Bolton - Caricature, From FlickrPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 7, 2019
President Bolton overrules Feckless Trump Tweet on Syria Withdrawal The Washington Establishment is deeply divided on Trump. They love his hawkishness toward Iran and China and the Palestinians and Muslim extremism, and his tax cuts for the super-wealthy and his early-Obama-sized Pentagon budgets. But they are driven crazy by his isolationist tendencies, his bromance with Russian president Vladimir Putin and his shooting from the hip.
Scandal-Ridden Scoundrel, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 23, 2020
Trump failed to vanquish Coronavirus with Hot Air, now wants to "shoot down" tiny Iranian Skiffs Trump's dog and pony show touting his coronavirus performance (those two months he pissed away calling it a hoax and setting up the country for Vietnam War-level death tolls) is sending his ratings into the dumpster.
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Bio-Terror: Zombie Israeli Squatters with Covid-19 break Quarantine, assault Palestinians at close Quarters On Wednesday, a band of 20 Israeli squatters diagnosed with Covid-19, who had been placed in quarantine in their squatter-settlement on Palestinian land in the West Bank's Ghor Valley, ghoulishly broke out and attacked a nearby Palestinian hamlet. They are members of the violent "Hilltop Youth" extremist group.
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George Floyd and Mohamed Bouazizi: What Americans can Learn from Tunisia's Arab Spring If US protesters are going to be as successful as the Tunisian ones, they must get real legislative changes. And the biggest hope for those changes on a national scale is to get Trump out of the White House in November and to take the Senate away from the Republicans.
From InText
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Will Trump's Maximum Pressure on UNSC against Lifting Iran Arms Embargo Backfire Big Time? The Trump administration may be set to shoot itself in the foot at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) next week by pressing for an over-ambitious resolution against lifting the arms embargo on Iran.
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Trump Vetoes War Powers Restrictions on Attacking Iran as "Insulting"-- as Iraq's new PM enters Crosshairs The Iraqi parliament on Wednesday voted in a new government headed by Mustafa al-Kadhimi. In his acceptance speech, al-Kadhimi pledged that he would not allow Iraq to become an arena for foreign interference and conflict, which may have been a shot across Trump's bow.
Paul Manafort, president Trump's onetime campaign chairman, on trial, From YouTubeVideos
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Manafort's alleged Corruption is How America Works, not Deviance Representatives have to start fundraising the day they are elected for the election only two years away. They have to promise favors to the donors. The US is peculiar among the industrialized democracies in allowing more or less open bribery. Manafort was the fixer, the go-between. Manafort is not a criminal in the sense of a deviant. He is all too normal in the US political system. He is how the system works.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, From InText
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Netanyahu to be Indicted on Bribery, Fraud, Press Tampering: Israeli AG Some Israel watchers are convinced that the indictment will make no difference. Netanyahu's right wing coalition may well win the 61 seats in parliament needed for a majority, and his far right wing Likud Party will likely be the largest party in the coalition. Netanyahu may well be reelected prime minister despite the charges.
Child Recruitment, From YouTubeVideos
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A Top 2018 Story: Sudan's Mercenary child-soldiers in Yemen (NYT) These child soldiers appear to have been paid for by Saudi Arabia at a time when, because of the murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi Arabia is in bad odor anyway, contributed to the sensation. Virtually every Arabic newspaper and news site is leading with the Times story.
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Did Trump fire State Dept. Inspector to Protect Shady Arms Deal with Saudi Arabia? Trump summarily fired the State Department Inspector General, Steve Linick. While in US law as it now stands, the president has the power to fire pretty much anyone in the executive, if he fired Linick as an act of retaliation for one of Linick's investigations, that could be illegal.
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Trump Awaits Orders From Saudis; And Why The Houthis Could Have Done It Trump actually said that he was waiting on the Saudis to determine the guilty party and to tell him what to do! We all kept saying it is dangerous to have an erratic person like Trump in the White House in case there was a major global crisis. This might be it, folks.
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On Memorial Day: How the US Lost its "Battle of Aqaba" to the Coronavirus On Memorial Day, we have nearly 100,000 dead in the coronavirus pandemic and 38 million abruptly unemployed, we have entire US industries hanging on by a thread.
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If Trump fires Dr. Fauci and installs a Barr-like Toady, what ever will become of us? When Jake Tapper repeatedly pressed Dr. Anthony Fauci on Sunday to say whether earlier social distancing measures, say in February rather than March, would have saved lives, Fauci allowed for the possibility. Fauci is the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and heads up the Trump administration's Covid-19 task force.
Michael McFaul | Putin quid pro quo with Trump in Helsinki, From YouTubeVideos
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Benedict Trump White House spokesperson Sarah Sanders acknowledged that Russian President Vladimir Putin asked Donald Trump to let Russian security forces interrogate former US ambassador in Moscow Mike McFaul on US soil, and that Trump did not dismiss the request out of hand. He would, Sanders said, take it under consideration and consult his cabinet about it.
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Barriers, Water Canons, Arrests: Netanyahu Treats Israeli Protesters against his Corruption like Palestinians Thousands of protesters gathered in Tel Aviv, while some 1500 people gathered outside Netanyahu's residence in Jerusalem. They chanted for Netanyahu to resign, and that "Your corruption is killing us."
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Top 3 Humiliating Failures of Pompeo as Secretary of State What goes around comes around. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo has been declared by the New York Times the worst secretary of state in history.
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman,, From YouTubeVideos
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Did the Same Saudi Hackers who Trapped Khashoggi Target Amazon's Bezos for Nude Photos? The Saudi hackers went after Bezos, obtaining photos of him naked, and broke up his marriage, costing him half his fortune, because of the Washington Post's criticism of Trump and possibly because it wouldn't let Khashoggi's murder go. The Washington Post connection links Bezos and Khashoggi. The Saudi connection links Qatar and Kushner, though it cannot be assumed that he was involved in the Bezos gambit.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, From InText
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Can AIPAC sell Netanyahu's Kahanist Terrorists to Middle America? BDS is being adopted by churches and civil society organizations. And it is responding to the Jim Crow conditions in the Israeli-ruled Palestinian West Bank that already are Likud Party policy. Imagine if Netanyahu comes back as PM only because he has the backing of the terrorist wing of muscular Zionism. BDS would spread like wildfire.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 27, 2020
Whodunnit?: Hundreds of Thousands of Birds Fell Out Of The Sky In Southwest And Now We Know Why A major cold snap hit the whole southwest on September 9-10, and hundreds of thousands of birds fell out of the sky. Researchers concluded that the birds starved to death while flying, hunger eating away at their muscle mass until they just plopped out of the sky.
tens of thousands of protesters came out against Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Saturday, in what has become a weekly ritual for the past three months that has grown larger and larger., From InText
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Israel: Tens of Thousands Protest Netanyahu as Momentum Grows and Gov't Faces Collapse Tens of thousands of protesters came out against Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Saturday, in what has become a weekly ritual for the past three months that has grown larger and larger.
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Is Jared Kushner Literally in Bed with the Saudis? Cadre, a real estate investment firm in which Jared Kushner has as much as a $50 million stake, has received a mysterious $90 million infusion of cash from unknown and possibly foreign sources. At least $1 million came in from Saudi Arabia.
From youtube.com: Blimp Will Greet President When He Visits London, From Images
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No, Trump is not going to Save UK or Theresa May from Economic Consequences of Brexit May's government is so decrepit, with three major resignations in the past week, that she is barely surviving well enough to host Trump as it stands. And Trump is like a shark who smells blood in the water. May will be lucky if he doesn't just steal the china from Windsor Castle, aware of how weak she is.
Michael Cohen, From InText
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Top Six Pieces of Dirt Cohen Dished on Trump in his Opening Statement Trump really enjoyed screwing over his subcontractors by underpaying them or even stiffing them entirely. As I remember, Hillary Clinton said this during one of their debates. Trump replied that he didn't pay people who did poor work. Cohen's testimony suggests it was part greed and part sadism.
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How American cities were Reduced to Esper's "Battlespace": From Fallujah to Minneapolis Bush's war of aggression contained within itself the accumulated evil of the whole, and now that evil is spreading out to turn us all into Fallujans.
Free Gaza Palestine protest, From YouTubeVideos
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Biggest Stories of 2018: Israel announced Apartheid, Shot Thousands of Civilians Israel at the end of 2018 is now unambiguously an Apartheid state, admired only in the US Deep South among those who are nostalgic for their own Jim Crow Apartheid. Its leaders deprived nearly a quarter of Israeli citizens of any share in national sovereignty. They sped up the colonization program in the Palestinian West Bank and coddled armed, violent squatters (who are often secretly subsidized by the Israeli state).
Map of Middle East, From WikimediaPhotos
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A New Middle East: Winners and Losers from Trump's Abrupt Syria Withdrawal Trump shook up the Washington establishment and Middle Eastern and world politics on Wednesday by abruptly announcing by Tweet a full and immediate withdrawal of US military forces from northeast Syria. Trump's motives for what he does are never easy to fathom. He may have been driven by a desire to please his base, which has been shaken this fall by a massive blue wave in the House midterms and a series of legal scandals.
George and Barbara Bush, From FlickrPhotos
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The Pivotal GHW Bush Presidency: How the US became Mired in the Mideast Bush was the last representative of the old Republican Party of wealthy northeast businessmen and Midwestern farmers and small town dwellers, before the Religious Right took over the party. That the Southern Baptists and other Evangelicals did not form part of his base allowed Bush to view the Israeli-Palestinian conflict more dispassionately than have any of his successors.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, From FlickrPhotos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 29, 2018
Senate Rebukes Trump, Saudis on Yemen, Advances Withdrawal Bill The vote was the most significant bipartisan measure to come out of the senate in ages, and fell just short of a veto-proof two-thirds majority. The bill, co-sponsored by Bernie Sanders and a bipartisan set of his colleagues, calls on Trump to withdraw US troops from their support role in Yemen within 30 days.
Jamal Khashoggi, From InText
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As News of Khashoggi "Kebab" at Saudi Consulate Emerges,GOP Senators Condemn Trump Admin Briefing as Substanceless An investigation by Aljazeera provided further grisly details of the murder and cover-up. Turkish forensics experts found Khashoggi's blood on the wall of the office of the Saudi consul at the Istanbul consulate. It is alleged that a Saudi medical examiner with a bone saw was among those flown in for the assassination and clean-up.
Boris Johnson, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
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Top Ways British Trumpism, a.k.a "Brexit" Will make Britain Poorer and Weaker, but also more Muslim Boris Johnson's government has achieved a relatively "hard Brexit" at the last minute, reaching a deal on its departure from the European Union. This is a triumph for British Trumpism, and it is no wonder that Trump himself was a cheerleader for it.
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Biden: Muslim Americans took full Brunt of Vile Trump Hatred of Minorities; Pledges to Reverse Muslim Ban In the context of the extreme hatred for Muslims of the Trump administration and the wider Trump movement, Biden's remarks were crucially significant but probably won't be noticed on cable news.
Donald Trump, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 4, 2020
Communists were jailed for Less: Trumpies call for overthrow of US Constitution Trump supporters and Tea Partiers have begun calling for a suspension of the US constitution to prevent Joe Biden from taking office.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 4, 2020
How will the US election Change the Mideast? If Joe Biden wins the presidency and the Democrats sweep to power, the impact on foreign policy would be significant. The biggest foreign loser in such a sea change will be Saudi Arabia.
From youtube.com: Mike Pompeo ready to tackle Trump's agenda as new secretary of state, From Images
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Pompeo, Trump's new Enforcer, Talks tough against Russia, Iran Trump brought Pompeo over to State as an organized crime boss brings a capo into a new neighborhood, as an enforcer and breaker of legs. Pompeo's charge is to break the legs of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which vastly curtailed Iran's nuclear enrichment program and capabilities.
What exactly is the Mueller Investigation?, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 25, 2019
We did Trump to Ourselves and Should Own up to It; Mueller and Putin can't Save US Trump probably did not hatch a plot with Putin. Trump may not be a systematic enough thinker actually to hatch a plot. He seems to have the attention span of a magpie. This is not to say that Putin did not try to put Trump in. He did. as George W. Bush said, fool me twice -- can't get fooled again. That is Bushpeak for "fool me twice, shame on me."
Comedian Hasan Minhaj, From WikimediaPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 2, 2019
Saudi Arabia muscles Netflix over Minhaj Criticism of Khashoggi Murder Netflix has been forced to pull Episode 2 of comedian Hasan Minhaj's "Patriot Act" for Saudi viewers because it criticizes the murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi on October 2 at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, in which a bone saw was used to cut up the corpse.
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Shorter Pope Francis to Big Oil : You're Going to Hell if You don't Go Green Pope Francis on Saturday forthrightly reminded Big Oil that climate change is a moral issue. Unlike President Trump, the Vatican has a whole bevy of science advisers. What a comedown for Americans proud of our First Amendment and republican spirit, that the Vatican is now demonstrably more progressive than is the United States of America.
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6 Million Stricken with COVID-19: Trump has turned the US into a Sh*thole Country The US reported its sixth million coronavirus case, and deaths are headed toward 200,000. It is hard to explain just how bad the US death rate under Trump is from the novel coronavirus.
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The End of the Oslo Accords: Palestinians pull out of Agreements in face of Netanyahu's Sudetenland Moment Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammed Shtayyeh announced after a cabinet meeting that his government will move to implement the end of Palestinian cooperation with Israel and the United States and its withdrawal from all agreements it had signed with them.
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No, Joseph Epstein, Doctors aren't only Physicians, and Jill Biden earned her Title: Use It Joseph Epstein took a shot at incoming First Lady Jill Biden at the Wall Street Journal on Saturday. The former editor of The American Scholar urged her to stop having herself referred to as "Dr. Jill Biden" on the grounds that she is not a medical doctor, that her doctorate is in education, and that doctorates are not worth much any more.
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A Warning Signal for US? Corruption, Gov't Gridlock, Pandemic, drive half a Million Lebanese Children into Hunger Lebanon, a small country of 4.7 million citizens and another 1.5 million Syrian refugees and 400,000 Palestinian refugees, is facing a perfect storm. Its corrupt political elite has permitted a near-collapse of a once-solid banking system.
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The Beinart Controversy over the End of the Two-State Solution and Juan Cole On Palestinian Statelessness Somebody has to give citizenship to the Palestinians. Increasingly, the only one that could plausibly do that is the Israelis.
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As Party of Climate Denial Meets, Wildfires Rage and Hurricanes Target Gulf Coast One of the speakers at the Republican National Convention on Monday evening was Nikki Haley, formerly Trump's ambassador to the United Nations, who helped usher the U.S. out of the Paris climate accords and who slammed Bernie Sanders' Green New Deal.
Rep. Rashida Tlaib's controversial impeachment comments go viral, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 6, 2019
Rashida Tlaib and Working Class Authenticity v. Trump's Plutocrat Pretense Why does Donald Trump get a pass on speaking and acting obscenely but Rashida Tlaib is pilloried for calling him a Mofo? It is because US corporate media and political elites expect the wealthy to do bad imitations of working class profanity (so as to fool the rubes into voting for them), but despise the real thing.
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Saudi Arabia equates mild Feminism with Terrorism, as Sen. Murphy calls on Biden to review ties with Kingdom Saudi Arabia is one of the world's last absolute monarchies, which practices beheadings and stonings (neither punishment is in the Qur'an, which is supposedly the constitution of the Saudi state). The crimes Hathloul committed are against a repressive authoritarian state.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, From YouTubeVideos
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Israel turns unstable Abruptly, as Police urge PM Netanyahu be indicted Avigdor Lieberman of the (mostly Russian) "Israeli is our Home" party, recently resigned from the cabinet over Netanyahu's unwillingness to go to war immediately against the Palestinians in Gaza. Hence, a change in government could accelerate the Israeli dispossession of the Palestinians and result in further warfare and bloodshed.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 9, 2020
Could Trump go to Jail for Payoff to Porn Star Stormy Daniels? The state prosecution of Trump for the Stormy Daniels payoff is the most potentially explosive case, precisely because no pardon could be proffered by President Biden in the genteel tradition of keeping presidents out of jail.
Trump visits troops in Iraq, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 27, 2018
Shiite Parties Decry Trump's "Arrogant" and "Disdainful" Visit to Iraq, Ignoring Iraqis Trump's surprise visit to a US military base in Iraq on the day after Christmas has provoked a strong critique among some Iraqis, who mind that Trump slipped in and out to visit the Ain al-Assad base in al-Anbar Province but did not bother to meet with any Iraqi officials. It was as if Iraq were an empty vessel useful only for hosting the US military.
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Thousands of Innocent Palestinians in Gaza at Risk of amputation from Israeli Sniping About 7,000 Palestinian protesters in Gaza have been sniped out with scopes by professional Israeli snipers, and hit with live fire strategically targeting their legs. Physicians have already been forced to carry out 120 amputations since the protests began last year. Twenty of these amputees have been children. these children did not present any danger to Israeli troops and each time one was shot, a crime was committed.
Time Magazine Reveals 'Welcome To America', From YouTubeVideos
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#Bringbackourgirls: How Trump made the US into Boko Haram ISIL and Boko Haram took girls hostage from some villages as a warning to other villages not to oppose them or they would be cut off from their families on a permanent basis. John Kelly, Jeff Sessions and Trump made clear that they were kidnapping children as a warning to Honduran and other villages not to defy them.
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The armed Accelerationists are Coming: Neo-Nazis and Boogaloo Bois plan another Insurrection Jan. 20 The far right militias, some of whom invaded the Capitol on 1/6, are now planning armed invasions of all 50 state capitols in advance of Jan. 20, according to the FBI, and are coming back for a second try at taking over the national Capitol.
Texas Student: 'All We Heard Was Run, Run', From YouTubeVideos
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Gun Epidemic: Pakistani Exchange Student killed by Santa Fe, TX, Shooter was no Safer in US than at Home Sabika was no more safe in the US than she was in Pakistan. She was more likely to be killed by terrorists in Pakistan than in the US, but the chances of that happening had been going down. As it happened, an alleged white terrorist did kill her in Santa Fe, Texas, one who posed with Nazi and other extremist paraphernalia, and followed Trump and gun nut accounts on Instagram.
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Israel cuts Electricity to Palestinian Hamlets in Apparent Pressure to accept Annexation Since Palestinians live under Israeli military occupation, they have no control over their own land, water or air, and are not allowed to run their own infrastructure.
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"A Smoking Saw": Bin Salman Loses Support of Key GOP Senators with CIA Briefing Among the things Saudi Arabia wants from the United States is support for its war on Yemen and permission to buy from US arms corporations state-of-the-art military weaponry. Both things are now in peril, as key Republican senators reacted to a secret briefing by Gina Haspel, director of the Central Intelligence Agency.
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Senate Fingers Saudi Bin Salman as Murderer, Demands End of Yemen War Seven Republicans joined the Democrats in the Senate in voting for resolutions that 1) assigned the blame for the murder of the dissident Saudi journalist and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi to Saudi crown prince Mohammed Bin Salman and 2) invoked the War Powers Act of 1973 in calling for an end to US military involvement in the Saudi-led war on Yemen.
Israel your greed isn't worth our children's lives, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
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In Game Changer, Int'l Criminal Court will take up Israeli War Crimes and Apartheid in Palestine On Friday, the International Criminal Court found that it had jurisdiction to consider war crimes and crimes against humanity and the crime of Apartheid in the Palestinian territories.
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Typical Republican: The Racism and Anti-Science behind Texas Gov. Greg Abbot's Lifting of COVID Restrictions Texas Gov. Greg Abbott this week lifted the Texas mask mandate and allowed businesses freely to open. He is pretty obviously trying to please retailers and restaurateurs at the expense of vulnerable populations in his state.
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Whites still won't Mask up: Impeach Trump for discouraging Hygiene in a pandemic and killing hundreds of thousands One of Trump's biggest crimes for which he is unlikely ever to be held responsible was just discouraging mask-wearing in the midst of a pandemic of a respiratory disease.
Rami Malek - Best Actor - 'Bohemian Rhapsody' - 2019 Oscars, From InText
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Not Trump's America: On How the Oscars looked Like the Real America this Year Trump's America is a thin, diminished slice of the country, the barracuda business classes of Queens in the 1940s before the Dominicans and other minorities came. His is the German and Scottish America of "white" grifters who put down African-Americans and immigrants because they had no other source of self-esteem but the denigration of others.
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SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 31, 2020
Top Five Horror films on Halloween that remind us of Trump's Presidency This Halloween is either the last of four presidential slasher movies, produced by notorious horror producer Donald John Trump, or it is the beginning of a new, 48-month national nightmare even more bone-chilling than the last.
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At Townhall, Biden Promises Big Green Infrastructure and Jobs: Spain's Example Suggests he is Right In his townhall on Thursday evening, Joe Biden pointed to the way infrastructural investments in green energy will help the economy.
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SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 5, 2018
Three Grievances America's Founders Would Have Had Against Trump One grievance had to do with the independence of the judiciary, which they believed the king had undermined. Trump, in his attacks on the Mueller investigation, on the Department of Justice, and on judges who cross him, is guilty of the same sort of interference in the judiciary.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 23, 2018
Trump and Iran's Rouhani Threaten each other with the Mother of all Wars Iran signed a treaty with the US in 2015 and observed all its requirements. Trump has torn that treaty up and launched covert operations to destabilize the country. Trump is the aggressor here, and Rouhani was just saying that Iran would defend itself very effectively if attacked.
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Israel Lobby AIPAC slams Bernie Sanders for branding Netanyahu's Gov't "right-wing, racist" There really is no other way to characterize Netanyahu's government than as racist. And, no one is sabotaging peace more than Netanyahu, who gleefully destroyed the Oslo agreement and then gloated about it, and who has pledged that the Palestinians will get nothing politically as long as he is PM, and who has also pledged to steal most of their land.
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As Solar, Wind costs Plummet, Coal, Gas vastly Over-priced in Bubble that could Burst worse than 2008 A new report by RethinkX, a think tank using the ideas of Tony Seba, who teaches Business at Stanford University, demonstrates that the value of fossil fuels and of the electric plants they fuel is vastly overstated by government agencies and financial analysts.
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If McConnell Packs the Court on behalf of Minority Rule, Dems must Expand and Reform it Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell was asked what he would do if there was a vacancy on the Supreme Court in 2020. He smirked like a mischievous turtle, and said unhesitatingly, "We'll fill it." By "we" he meant not the American people but the unrepresentative Republicans in the Senate.
Negotiators from around the world meeting in Poland for talks on curbing climate change., From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 16, 2018
Despite US, Russian And Saudi Opposition, Climate Summit Reaffirms Paris Goals The climate crisis isn't in the future -- it is here and we are living it. COP24 will be judged a success or a failure depending on its practical effect in helping humankind get off fossil fuels. Sorry, Russia and Saudi and Trump, you are the past (and a stupid one), not the future.
John Bolton, From YouTubeVideos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 6, 2019
Warmongers Bolton And Pompeo send Aircraft Carrier to Menace Iran, still Hoping for Confrontation Bolton is a sadistic bully who wants to dominate people. He never got to be more than temporary UN ambassador under George W. Bush because he had mercilessly tortured his office staff. Bolton likes to hurt people who are weaker than he. He is not after Iran because he is afraid of it. He is after it because it is one of the last countries in the world still bucking the US power.
Build the Wall to solve America's illegal immigration problem, From YouTubeVideos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 21, 2018
Not only Is Trump's Refugee Policy Morally Wrong, it is Illegal in US and Int'l Law The Family Separation Policy that Trump has "temporarily" set aside (in favor of indefinite detention of entire families) has in some ways obscured what is really going on in Trump's refugee policy overall. In essence, the Trump administration is attempting gradually to abolish the acceptance by the US of asylees, in stark contravention to US treaty obligations (and hence to domestic US law).
Ilhan Omar is tough as nails., From YouTubeVideos
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 13, 2019
Republicans & Rupert Murdoch Created al-Qaeda when Ilhan Omar's Somalia upheld Scientific Socialism The dishonest smearing of Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) by the Rupert Murdoch press, including the New York Post and Fox Cable News, on which the despicable Trump piled on, contains more ironies than her defenders for the most part realize. When a white nationalist terrorist shoots down innocent people, we don't blame all white people or demand that white people apologize on behalf of their disreputable cousins.
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(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 8, 2020
Kamala Harris's best Zingers and Pence's worst Lies The Pence-Harris debate was what disagreements among normal people might look like, as opposed to the weird behavior of Trump in the first presidential debate. While pundits are saying that it lacked fireworks, that is not true if you define fireworks as policy disagreement as opposed to mud wrestling.
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"The Nearest in Love:" On how the Sri Lankan Death Cult Betrayed the Islamic Values of the Qur'an The engine of Islamophobia thus can be revved up and used to radicalize Muslims in the "grey zone" who had earlier rejected radicalism. The tactic only works if the mainstream society and authorities fall for it by persecuting the Muslims that had nothing to do with the attack. Hitting Christians was a way of getting an even bigger effect, since it would attract the attention, they thought, of Christians in Europe and the US.
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China slams Trump Admin. as "Saboteur" on Iran Deal, "Making a Mockery of Int'l Law" Iran gave up 80 percent of its civilian nuclear enrichment program and was supposed to get in return the lifting of all sanctions. Instead, Trump maximized sanctions, in what is essentially a trade and financial blockade on the country.
Attorney General Barr testifies on Mueller report., From YouTubeVideos
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Mueller thinks Trump Committed Obstruction: Why he Wrote to Barr and why Barr Lied Special Counsel Bob Mueller wrote a sharp letter to Attorney General William Barr to protest the four-page summary Barr put out before releasing the Mueller report to the public. Mueller's team had been very professional and avoided leaks, but some had also told journalists after Barr's memo that they felt it misrepresented the Mueller report and they were angry about Barr sidelining all their work.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 20, 2021
Dear Texas Gov. Abbott: Wind Turbines work fine in Antarctica and Alaska, you're just too Cheap to Winterize them Texas governor Greg Abbott alleged that the massive power outages in his state demonstrated the unwisdom of moving to renewable energy, attempting to blame the crisis on the state's wind turbines.
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Lindsey Graham: Soleimani hit "Over the Top"-- As all Trump's Iran Goals Foiled Hawkish Republican senator Lindsey Graham tried to talk Trump out of his assassination of Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani last winter, according to Bob Woodward's new book, Rage, to be published Tuesday.
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 3, 2019
The Democrats can Crush unpopular Trump in 2020, but only if they Run to the Left If the more progressive wing of the party wants to win on it, they have to spend more time working out a progressive foreign policy alternative. But the polling says Trump's foreign policy is low-hanging fruit waiting to be plucked by a knowledgeable politician. The presumption should be that Trump is out of office in January 2021. But this prediction will only come true if Dems run to the left.
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Sleepwalking into our Constitutional Crisis in the Age of Trump Congress will attempt to over-rule Trump. Some 16 states are already suing over the so-called emergency, and the House of Representatives may also sue. Congress may also attempt to stop Trump with legislation, and if he tries to veto it, they will attempt to over-ride the veto in both houses of Congress.
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SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 21, 2021
Tens of Thousands Protest "Crime Minister" Netanyahu in Israel as his Political Survival hangs in Balance Thousands of Israelis demonstrated Saturday at various places against Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu, who is being tried for corruption, as the country goes to the polls Tuesday.
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As Daily Cases climb toward 200K, "Trump is Playing Golf" (to the same accompaniment as "Whitey on the Moon") Trump dropped in on the G-20 conference virtually from the White House from 8 am to 10 am on Saturday, but his attention quickly wandered, and he started again posting his unhinged Twitter rants about how the election was stolen from him.
Ron Weiser (R) head of the Michigan Republican Party, sits on the Post-election analysis panel., From CreativeCommonsPhoto
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 29, 2021
University of Michigan Women Deans Decry Regent Weiser's urging that "witch" Gov. Whitmer be "burned at stake" Ron Weiser, a real estate billionaire, is the head of the Michigan Republican Party. He referred to Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer and two other top state women leaders (Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel [D] and Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson [D]) as the "three witches" and spoke of burning them at the stake.
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President Biden Honors 500K Dead. He didn't say so, but they didn't have to Die President Biden on Monday honored the deaths of 500,000 Americans from COVID-19. It is a very large number, and commentator Sanjay Gupta at CNN had tears in his eyes because, he said, "they didn't have to die."
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SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 3, 2020
Top 5 Ways Trump Failed you too Epically ever to be Reelected Trump is a real-life world-destroying Thanos from the Avengers, and is trying his best to commit planeticide. His policies will kill the earth. If Americans give him another four years to wreak this kind of destruction, it will be game over for normal human life on the planet.
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The Apartheid Pandemic: As 10% of Israelis get Covid Vaccine, Zero Occupied Palestinians have -- Will wait Months In international law, Israel is responsible for the health and well-being of the people it militarily occupies. Not vaccinating them against a pandemic is a war crime.
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On Labor Day, Trump's mismanagement of Pandemic has left 27 mn Unemployed and Turning to Food Banks The anxiety over joblessness has almost doubled. Many are much more worried, as well, about having their wages cut. Workers are more anxious than at any time since the Great Recession began to taper off nine years ago.
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The Republican Party's Iran-Level Superstitious Anti-Semitism: Greene claimed Jewish Space Laser started Cali Wildfires House minority Republican leader Kevin McCarthy falsely said Marjorie Taylor Greene was given her committee assignments only after she renounced her crazy QAnon conspiracy theories, which she has not in fact done.
Putin and Mohammed bin Salman share a high five., From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Congressional Noose may Tighten around Saudi Crown Prince as Haspel Testifies Haspel and her CIA analysts appear to believe that Bin Salman is a major threat to US interests in the Middle East because he is unbalanced and a brutal murderer. He has imprisoned other princes at the Ritz Carlton Riyadh and extracted billions from them, and he kidnapped the prime minister of Lebanon in a failed bid to force him out of office.
Palestinians Were Killed By Israeli Fire Along The Gaza Border, From YouTubeVideos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Can Palestinians Be Killed by Israelis? Or Do They Only "Die"? 70% of the Palestinian families in Gaza are refugees from what is now southern Israel, trapped in the Gaza Strip and denuded of property, dignity and prospects. That is why Palestinians in Gaza are rallying at the fence and insisting that the world will not be allowed to forget two million stateless persons trapped and under blockade in an Israeli concentration camp.
President Biden signs order to rejoin Paris climate accord, From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 22, 2021
The first thing we do, let's kill all the Coal Plants: How Joe Biden can save the Planet President Biden has already swung into action, with a number of important climate initiatives. Closing coal plants should be at the top of his agenda.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Biden to have Feds buy 650K Electric Vehicles, Promising rapid Fall in EV Prices President Joe Biden plans to create a million auto-worker jobs by replacing the enormous fleet of some 650,000 vehicles owned by the federal government with electric cars.
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SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 18, 2020
Trump doesn't Understand History any more than he Understands Epidemics Trump has a long history of proclaiming that he understands things better than the people who are experts in those things. Having crashed the US economy and having polished off tens of thousands of Americans with his irrational policies based on magical thinking, Trump is now coming for American history.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Is it an accident that Iran and the US, two Theocracies, are Coronavirus Basket Cases? The coronavirus statistics in both Iran and the United States are horrible. The US has the worst record on dealing with the pandemic in the industrialized world.
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At Last, the End of Austerity: Joe Biden's Really, Really Big COVID Stimulus aims to Jumpstart America Joe Biden has redeemed the sins of the Obama administration, which did not enact a big enough stimulus truly to dig the U.S. economy out of the hole created by the 2008-09 economic crash.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 14, 2021
Who were the Republican Senators afraid of when they Acquitted their own attempted murderer? The odious Trump once smugly observed that "I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn't lose voters." When it comes to the Republican base, he was clearly correct.
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Trump, who mocked Joe Biden for wearing a Mask, gets Covid-19 Donald Trump and first lady Melania have tested positive for the coronavirus and have gone into quarantine, the president said by Tweet on Thursday evening.
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Attacks on Asian Americans are Rooted in over a Century of Racist Exclusion The spine-chilling attacks on Asian-Americans around the country, in San Francisco, New York, and now most bloodily in Atlanta, are manifestations of a white supremacism that has deep roots in American history.
Trump's SHOCKING affair with the National Enquirer., From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 13, 2018
If Cohen and Pecker are Guilty of Campaign Finance Felonies, isn't Trump? Trump's one hope is for prosecutors to decide he can't be charged while president. Then, if he wins a second term, the statute of limitations will run out on his 2016 crimes. Trump's been getting away with things for a very long time. It isn't clear if he can talk his way clear of this one. But don't underestimate him.
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Why the US needs to get out of Syria: Biden orders Bombing that kills 17 in Proxy dance with Iran At least 17 fighters were killed in U.S. air strikes on Thursday night on small bases on the Syrian border with Iraq. The US may have vital interests in Iraq, but there is too much bad blood for that relationship to go smoothly. We should get out of there, as well, and leave it to NATO.
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SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Did Trump Throw Kurds under the Bus for Turkey because of his Istanbul Revenue Stream? Trump has $420 million in loans and other obligations coming due in the next four years, and that most of his core businesses hemorrhage money, so that he has no way to pay them back.
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From COVID to Power outages in Ice Storms, the Texas Republican Party has created a Failed State The Republican Party has had a lock on Texas politics for over two decades, and has reduced it to a failed state. Millions are without electricity in the midst of one of the state's worse winter storms ever.
Republican Party - In Search Of Itself, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 10, 2020
Ritual Coup: Republicans hope that by Performing a One-Party State, they will one Day Achieve it Today's Republican Party is one big denial of reality -- a form of ultimate power-seeking. Clinging to a utopian conservative vision of a permanent GOP one-party state is a reaction to being in a boat about to go over a falls from a great height.
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Federal Court strikes down Arkansas' attempt to Punish proponents of Boycotting Israel over treatment of Palestinians A three-judge panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis has struck down an Arkansas law requiring contractors with the state to sign a pledge not to boycott Israel.
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The Black Hole of Depressions: Doing nothing about Climate Emergency could cost more than all the Wealth in the World Although the governments of the world talk a nice game, actually none of them is significantly reducing their annual emissions.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 22, 2019
Israeli PM Netanyahu partners with Kahanist Terrorist Elements, seeking another Term Netanyahu, leader of the far right Likud Party, faces a challenge from the coalition of a center-right general, Benny Gantz, and a center-right politician, Yair Lapid. In order to fend off this challenge, he sought a coalition with the far right Jewish Home Party. But to seek yet another alliance, with a Kahanist group, is widely seen in Israel as a dangerous step, and even Jewish Home politicians are threatening to pull out.
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Pope Francis Preaches Tolerance in War Torn Iraq, and Even Militias Welcome Him Pope Francis began his unprecedented trip to Iraq on Friday, his first visit abroad since the beginning of the pandemic.
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Iraqi Shiite Militias 1, Trump 0: US Forced to Reduce its Presence by 1/3 US troops withdrew from Camp al-Taji Air Base just north of Baghdad this week, handing it back over to Iraqi forces before being distributed to other facilities.
Bernie Schools Fox News on Medicare For All, From YouTubeVideos
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 17, 2019
How Bernie Sanders trounced Fox on Medicare for All, and why a Carbon Tax could help Pay for It It looks as though Trump is going to run, and try to get the Republicans in the Senate to run, on abolishing Obamacare without having anything ready to take its place except some Trumpian hot air, and the current evidence is that this strategy is a one-way ticket for politicians to the unemployment line.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 7, 2020
Trump's Falsehoods about Election Fraud give Aid and Comfort to Russia, ISIL Extremists Trump's meltdown on Thursday evening in which he alleged a vast Democratic conspiracy to stuff ballot boxes and steal an election he believed himself to have won, along with the gun-toting, menacing MAGA crowds gathering outside vote-counting facilities, have embarrassed America before the world.
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Every Day is Memorial Day: Trump Virus has killed as Many Americans as Died in Combat in the 4 Years of the Civil War Global deaths are nearing the grim milestone of 1 million. For the world's sole superpower, the scientifically most advanced country in the world, to have met the test of the pandemic with such dismal results is shameful and tragic, but also criminal.
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SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 14, 2021
The GOP stood with Trump and against the Legitimacy of Biden: that's how Iraq Split up in 2014 197 Republican congressmen refusing to impeach him for encouraging thousands of hard Right thugs, some armed, to march on the Capitol and "fight like hell or you won't have a country." These same congressmen were menaced by the invading mobs, who chanted that they wanted to hang Mike Pence.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Biden's Green Energy Plans are just Market Wisdom: Norway's Investment Fund just Dumped $6 Bn. in Oil Stocks Some have questioned how realistic Biden's plans are to move the US rapidly off fossil fuels. In fact, it is the fossil fuels that are unrealistic. Burning petroleum and coal are bad for everyone's health and destined to make earth swelteringly hot.
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Tragedies, Farces and Trump's Coup d'e'tat: The History of an Idea In an hour-long telephone call to Georgia officials, including the the secretary of state, Trump browbeat them and hinted around that he could arrange jail time for them unless they found him enough votes to overcome Joe Biden's slim lead in the state.
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The Arrogance of Superpower: Trump will "Let" Iranians import Coronavirus Vaccine Trump has given Iran permission to buy the coronavirus vaccine, according to Sharif Nizam Mafi, the head of the Iran-Switzerland join chamber of commerce. The United States of America will let Iran have the coronavirus?
India One Solar Thermal power Plant, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
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In G-20, Only India is on track to meet goals for keeping Global Heating to 3.6┬░ F. The 2020 Climate Transparency report finds that India is on track to meeting the carbon dioxide emissions levels that, if all countries on earth did the same, would keep global heating to 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit (2 degrees centigrade).
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's right-wing-religious bloc won Israel's Elections, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 12, 2019
Netanyahu's Reelection Further Dooms Millions of Palestinians to Decades of Statelessness, Denial of Basic Rights The Palestinians don't have a state. The Palestine Authority is not a state. It does not control land, air or water. It is so little a state that aliens can waltz into its territory and with impunity, steal the property of the people over which it is supposed to have authority.
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SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Biden overturns Trump Policy, Pushes Massive 84-Turbine Offshore Wind Farm to power all southern Massachusetts The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is finished -- its environmental impact review of a wind farm in federal waters off Massachusetts. Vineyard Wind, had withdrawn its application last summer for fear Trump would reject it. President Biden, however, encouraged it once he took office and it seems approval has been fast-tracked
Donald Trump, From YouTubeVideos
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Conspiracy-Theorist-in-Chief Trump Tweetstorms the Far Right after Facebook Deplatformed Them Donald Trump is a conspiracy theorist, but not a kooky or harmless one. He is a far-right conspiracy theorist who made up 10,000 fictions and actively supports the scariest and worst elements of the American Far Right, from Alex Jones of InfoWars to more obscure and even more poisonous nightshades of the internet.
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SHARE More Sharing        Monday, April 29, 2019
Scottish Gov't Announces "Climate Emergency" in response to Extinction Rebellion Call Scotland's First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon of the social-democratic Scottish National Party has called a "climate emergency," doing so in response to a call from "Extinction Rebellion Scotland." The latter is a youth protest group that has staged walk-outs from high schools and engaged in civil disobedience in numerous cities around the world.
Ilhan Omar Accusations: House passes resolution condemning hate speech, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, April 8, 2019
Would-be Assassin brands Rep. Ilhan Omar as "Muslim Brotherhood," aping Milstein of Canary Mission The Trumps, Pirros, and Milsteins are creating a hate-filled atmosphere in the United States toward Muslim-Americans and toward a supporters of basic human rights for all, including Palestinians. Trump made fun of Ilhan Omar in front of an audience of Jewish Republicans, saying that she does not like Israel.
Suspect Detained Following Shooting Inside Synagogue in San Diego, From YouTubeVideos
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Hatred of One is Hatred of All: San Diego Synagogue Shooter had Attempted to Burn down Mosque One person is dead and three are wounded after a shooting at a synagogue in San Diego, which the mayor has branded a "hate crime." The attack came a day after an Iraq War veteran was arraigned in Sunnyvale, Ca. in the north of the state for running over eight persons, some of whom he incorrectly believed to be Muslims.
Ilhan Omar, From FlickrPhotos
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How Classic Anti-Semitic Tropes are being Marshaled against Ilhan Omar and Muslim-Americans The attacks on Ilhan Omar are frightening for many reasons, but most of all because they repeat classic anti-Semitic charges made by the Nazis in Germany against Jews. Racism is not that complicated, and is always simple-minded and stupid, and so it is not a surprise that contemporary racists can't come up with new tropes for demeaning minorities.
Tucker Carlson, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
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Tucker Carlson touts "Replacement" Conspiracy Theory; but his own Ancestor could have been Lynched Tucker Carlson went on another Fox News show to push his streaming program, and while there was struck with diarrhea of the larynx, oozing amid loud excretions a hateful farrago of antisemitic white supremacy.
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Rattled by Trump's Erratic Violence, Senate to vote on Forbidding War on Iran without its Approval The House last month passed two relevant bills. One would repeal the 2002 Authorization for the Use of Military Force, which targeted al-Qaeda but which has been used to justify actions against targets far beyond al-Qaeda. The other forbids funding for any war on Iran launched by Trump without Congressional approval.

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