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January 30/31, 2017
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US Soldiers Invade Yemen, Shoot and Kill 8-year-old Girl, 29 Others
She was reassuring her mother as she was bleeding out; ‘Don’t cry mama, I’m fine, I’m fine » http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/46332.htm
Obama Killed a 16-Year-Old American in Yemen. Trump Just Killed His 8-Year-Old Sister
By Glenn Greenwald
In a hideous symbol of U.S. barbarism, Nasser al-Awlaki just lost another one of his young grandchildren to U.S. violence. » http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/46333.htm
Pre-Emptive Attack Iran Bill Active in US House
By Dan McAdams
This legislation, is as it appears: an authorization for the President to use military force against Iran. But it is much worse than that. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/46336.htm
Trump’s Cruel Ban on Refugees Sets a Chilling Precedent
By Robert Fisk
If he can stop refugees from coming in, who’s to say he won’t also kick them out – or worse? http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/46339.htm
The Left Is Self-Destructing
By Paul Craig Roberts
Why the focus on an immigration ban and not on wars that produce refugees? http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/46337.htm
Outrage About Trump Exposes « Librul » Hypocrisy
By Moon Of Alabama
Trump policies are building directly on, or simply repeat Obama policies. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/46340.htm
Trump Lets Saudis Off His ‘Muslim Ban’
By Robert Parry
President Trump shows the same cowardice and dishonesty that infected the Bush and Obama administrations. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/46338.htm
Why We Should be More Afraid of Mike Pence Than Trump
By Travis Gettys
Right-wing Christians have been plotting their takeover of the U.S. government for nearly 50 years. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/46331.htm
Mexico Needs to Stop Accommodating Trump
By Miguel Guevara
It is imperative that Pena listen to his people and stand up to Trump. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/46334.htm
By Chris Hedges
We are entering a period of national psychological trauma. We are stalked by lunatics. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/46335.htm
Clashes on Yemen west coast kill over 100: medics:
Fierce battles between Yemeni government forces and Shiite rebels on the country’s west coast have killed more than 100 fighters in the past 24 hours, officials said on Sunday.
U.S. invades Yemen kills 25 civilians :
At least nine women, six children, and 10 men were killed in the raid which was carried out at dawn in the Yakla village within the Walad Rabi’e district in the town of Qaifa, Baida, the sources said.
Two killed in attack on Saudi warship off Yemen;
Houthi militants attacked a Saudi warship with three boats off the western coast of Yemen on Monday, causing an explosion that killed two crew members and injured three others, Saudi state news agency SPA reported.
Commando killed in US attack in Yemen, first military op OK’d by Trump:
A U.S. commando died and three others were wounded a deadly dawn raid on an alleged al Qaeda militant group in southern Yemen on Sunday.
UN report slams Saudi-led coalition over Yemen targets:
A UN investigation of 10 air strikes by the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen has concluded that most of the attacks did not involve legitimate military targets and may amount to war crimes
Yemen slams Trump travel ban;
Yemen’s government warned Monday that US President Donald Trump’s order banning travellers from mainly Muslim countries would encourage global « extremism ».
Iraq kill 35 Islamic State fighters west of Mosul:
Al-Hashd Al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Units) killed 35 members of the Islamic State in western Mosul on Monday, Iraq’s state TV reported in breaking news.
Police kill 5 suicide bombers north of Baghdad:
Iraqi police killed on Monday 5 suicide bombers ?? at two separate regions north of Baghdad, the capital’s security command said in a statement.
ISIS « minister of war » trained by anti-terror firm in US;
One of the leading foreign fighters of the Islamic State, who is now called the « minister of war » for the militant group in Mosul, has previously been trained in the US by the private military company Blackwaters, according to the Iraqi intelligence sources.
Iraq brings in travel ban on US citizens in tit-for-tat move:
It was also not immediately clear who the ban will apply to – American military personnel, non-government and aid workers, oil companies and other Americans doing business in Iraq.
Shiite cleric says Americans should have to leave Iraq:
« You should get your nationals out »: Moqtada al-Sadr, an influential Iraqi cleric, has denounced President Donald Trump’s travel ban by saying, Iraq should force all American nationals out of their own country.
Iran will take a reciprocal measure regarding visa issuance for American citizens who want to travel to Iran, »:
Trump’s travel ban on Muslims illegal, inhumane: Iran first VP
UN chief slams border closures in ‘developed countries’:
« It is clear that globally we are entering very turbulent times. The very country (where) our people were taken as slaves… has now decided to ban refugees from some of our countries, » said outgoing AU Commission chair Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.
Turkey Kills 20 Daesh Terrorists During Aerial Bombardment in Northern Syria:
According to the Turkish General Staff, 20 Daesh jihadist group members were killed in northern Syria as a result of airstrikes conducted by the Turkish Air Forces over the past 24 hours.
14 Syrian Soldiers Killed in Islamic State Assault Near Damascus :
Islamic State fighters killed at least 14 Syrian soldiers in a fierce attack on a military airport northeast of Damascus.
Syrian army captures Wadi Barada near Damascus:
The Syrian army and its allies took over a Wadi Barada village containing a major spring and pumping station that supplies most of Damascus’ water on Saturday.
Syria Islamist factions, including former al Qaeda branch, join forces: statement:
Several Syrian Islamist factions including al Qaeda’s former branch in the country said on Saturday they were joining forces, as clashes between jihadists and more moderate rebels raged on in northwestern areas.
Lavrov: Syria ‘safe zones’ possible if Damascus agrees:
Hours after his interview, the state-run Sana news agency published a statement from the government saying that any attempt to install safe zones without its consent would constitute a « violation of Syria’s sovereignity. »
Donald Trump Withdraws Proposal To Create Safe Zones In Syria:
The controversial policy would pose a number of logistical and political problems.
Trump gives generals 30 days for new anti-IS strategy:
The text, which calls for a « comprehensive strategy and plans for the defeat of ISIS, » is seen as meaning more US forces and military hardware moving into Iraq and Syria.
Saudi king agrees in call with Trump to support Syria, Yemen safe zones: White House:
« The president requested, and the King agreed, to support safe zones in Syria and Yemen, as well as supporting other ideas to help the many refugees who are displaced by the ongoing conflicts, » the statement said.
U.S. Travel Restrictions Put Saudi Arabia in a Bind:
« Saudi Arabia will be expected to take a position against it because some of the countries included in the ban like Sudan and Yemen are key allies and because it projects itself as leader of the Muslim world. »
Trump Lets Saudis Off His ‘Muslim Ban’:
Theresa May flies from seeing Donald Trump, who speaks approvingly of the use of torture, to a meeting with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan who is presiding over the reintroduction of torture in Turkey.
Pakistani soldier killed in cross-border fire from Afghanistan:
« Today the injured soldier embraced shahadat at CMH Peshawar. COAS acknowledges sacrifice of Sep Waqas for security of our Motherland, » said a press release issued by Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR).
Pepe Escobar: Say Hello to China’s ICBMs: News analysis –
The Russia-China strategic partnership, which, as I argued, needs to be broken according to Trump’s shadow foreign policy adviser Henry Kissinger’s strategy, is a very serious business.
Duterte accuses U.S. of building ‘permanent’ arsenal in Philippines:
President Rodrigo Duterte accused the United States on Sunday of risking regional stability by building permanent arms depots in his country, and threatened to respond by scrapping a security treaty between them.
Putin & Trump signal new Russia-US partnership with 1st phone call:
President Vladimir Putin and the new US President Donald Trump have outlined their intent to cooperate on issues ranging from defeating Islamic State to mending bilateral economic ties.
Former KGB general who helped MI6 spy compile the Donald Trump dirty dossier who has been found dead :
It has been claimed he died of a heart attack, but an expert on Russian security threats believes he was murdered for his role in the explosive dossier.
‘Sheer hypocrites’ Farage explodes over UK condemnation of Trump compared to Obama:
« British politicians are sheer hypocrites. In 2011 when two Al Qaeda terrorists were found in Kentucky, Obama, completely arbitrarily brought in a six-month ban on any Iraqi from coming in to the USA.
Don’t Invite Trump For State Visit, Say More Than 1 Million In U.K.:
More than 1.3 million people have signed an official U.K. petition to prevent President Trump from making a state visit to the U.K. – and the number continues to grow.
Currency wars are destroying emerging markets:
The US Federal Reserve, the Bank of England, and the European Central Bank have become gargantuan, out-of-control, rogue hedge funds.
Québec mosque shooting: six dead as Justin Trudeau condemns ‘terrorist attack’:
Two arrests made after fatal shooting on Sunday night condemned as senseless violence by Canadian PM
Quebec mosque shooting: police now say there’s only one suspect:
Police now say only one of the two people arrested after Sunday’s terror attack on a mosque in Quebec City is a suspect, with the second man considered a witness.
Canada offers residency to people stranded by Trump’s travel ban:
Canada’s immigration minister says his country will offer temporary residency to those stranded by the US immigration ban imposed by President Donald Trump.
Judge stays enforcement of Trump travel ban:
A federal judge in New York has issued an emergency order temporarily barring the U.S. from deporting people from nations subject to President Donald Trump’s travel ban.
Dissident US diplomats protest Trump travel ban;
Dissident officials are drafting a memo to submit through the US State Department’s « dissent channel, » in a dramatic first public sign of bureaucratic resistance to Trump’s policy.
Border agents defy courts on Trump travel ban, congressmen and lawyers say:
Democrat Don Beyer says ‘we have a constitutional crisis’ over refusal to release travellers from Muslim-majority countries after judge grants temporary stay
Texas mosque goes up in flames hours after White House announces Muslim ban:
Fire officials state the fire began about 2 a.m. local time, just hours after the White House issued an executive order limiting the travel of visitors or immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries in the Middle East.
Obama speaks out on Trump’s immigration policy, encourages protests :
Barack Obama rejected the idea Monday that President Donald Trump had based his immigration executive order on a policy adopted by his own administration, and endorsed the protests that have been taking place across the country in response to the new restrictions.
The lives interrupted by Donald Trump’s immigration ban: ‘
Closing doors to the world’s needy people is not what America should stand for.’
Federal officials ‘coercing’ immigrants to withdraw visa applications under travel ban, ACLU claims:
Some travelers were coerced to withdraw their visa applications or possibly surrender their green cards.
« Muslim ban » hypocrisy: Left quiet when Obama also halted visas:
Why was the Left silent when the Obama administration refused to issue visas to Iraqis for six months?
Six other times the US has banned immigrants;
Donald Trump’s ‘Muslim ban’ is not the first time specific groups or nationalities have been blocked from the US.
Chief of Staff Reince Priebus suggests Trump could expand country list under travel ban:
Future White House executive orders could include countries such as Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Egypt being added to the list of banned countries, Mr. Priebus said
I Was Trained for the Culture Wars in Home School, Awaiting Someone Like Mike Pence as a Messiah:
We were, after all, being trained to take over the country for Christ, literally.
Supreme Court nomination will come TOMORROW:
Trump strains to shift national conversation away from Friday’s travel ban executive order
Trump National Security Council Shake-Up Elevates Stephen Bannon:
The promotion of Bannon to the principals’ level represents a historic break with the non-politicization of the NSC.
Susan Rice: Trump’s National Security Council Shakeup is ‘Stone Cold Crazy’:
Former National Security Adviser Susan Rice ripped President Trump on Sunday over the changes he made to the National Security Council.
Trump signs executive order to slash regulations:
President Donald Trump signed an order on Monday that will seek to dramatically pare back federal regulations by requiring agencies to cut two existing regulations for every new rule introduced.
Trump says shaves $600 million from cost of 90 Lockheed F-35 aircraft:
President Donald Trump said on Monday his administration had been able to cut some $600 million from the latest U.S. deal to buy about 90 F-35 Joint Strike Fighters
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Cost Of war
Number Of Iraqis Slaughtered In US War And Occupation Of Iraq « 1,455,590 »
Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In America’s War On Iraq:
Number Of International Occupation Force Troops Slaughtered In Afghanistan : 2,858
Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan
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