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Leonardo da Vinci
 
« To sin by silence when we should protest makes cowards out of men. »  Ella Wheeler Wilcox
 
« Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter. » Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
February 16/17, 2017


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German Intel Clears Russia on Interference
By Ray McGovern
When German intelligence cleared Moscow of suspected subversion of German democracy, the silence was deafening. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/46467.htm
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Watch: Tillerson Has Awkward First Encounter With Lavrov at G-20
By Nick Wadhams, Patrick Donahue, and Ilya Arkhipov
« Why did you shush them out? » Lavrov asks as reporters removed. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/46461.htm
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Israel’s Vision for the Future is Terrifying
By Ramzy Baroud
It is Israel’s obstinacy that is now leaving Palestinians (and Israelis) with one option, equal citizenship in one single state or a horrific apartheid. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/46462.htm
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Trump Goes on Marathon Rant Against the Media
Video
« I turn on the TV, open the newspapers, and I see stories of chaos, chaos. Yet it is the exact opposite. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/46463.htm
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The Trump Presidency: RIP
By Paul Craig Roberts
The most obvious conclusion is that Trump is dead meat. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/46465.htm
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Loving America and Resisting Trump
By Frida Berrigan
We’re tying up the phone lines all over Capitol Hill, turning town halls into rowdy rallies for health care and human rights. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/46464.htm
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Governor of Jakarta: Get Re-elected or Die!
By Andre Vltchek
They call him « Ahok », and according to many, he is the best thing that ever happened to Jakarta. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/46466.htm
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You Are Not In Control
By Dmitry Orlov
The technosphere doesn’t just control technology; it controls our minds as well. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/46468.htm


Hard News    

 Baghdad car bomb kills at least 48:
A car packed with explosives blew up near car dealerships in the Shia area of Bayaa in the south of the city. More than 50 people were injured.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-38995832

14 militants killed as coalition jets pound IED factory in western Mosul:
The militants were killed in an airstrike by aircraft from the U.S-led military coalition that targeted a textile factory in al-Somoud district, which was used by the extremist group as a workshop for manufacturing explosives
http://www.iraqinews.com/iraq-war/14-militants-killed-coalition-jets-pound-islamic-state-ied-factory-western-mosul/

24 civilians killed in bombing on Syria town:
Turkish bombardment of an Islamic State group-held town in Syria has killed 24 civilians, a monitor said on Thursday, but Turkey’s army said only « terrorists » died in the operation.
http://www.news24.com/World/News/24-civilians-killed-in-bombing-on-syria-town-monitor-20170216

Fighting intensifies in Syria’s Deraa:
Heavy Russian attacks reported after rebels try to obstruct Syrian government bid to retake strategic border crossing.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/02/russia-targets-rebel-held-areas-syria-deraa-170216185755749.html

The Pentagon is reportedly considering recommending ground troops into Syria to fight ISIS:
There are currently hundreds of US troops in Syria offering training and assistance to US-backed local forces there.
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/pentagon-reportedly-considering-recommending-ground-215748653.html

Syria’s Assad lashes out at France’s Hollande :
Accusing Francois Hollande of sponsoring terror in Syria and encouraging Western nations to reset their relations with his pariah government, after six years of civil war.
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2017/02/16/syrias-assad-lashes-out-frances-hollande/97984956/

Nine women and a child reported killed in Yemen:
The strike on the house near Yemen’s capital, Sana’a, was carried out by military aircraft deployed by a Saudi-led coalition.
http://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/middle-east/nine-women-and-a-child-reported-killed-in-yemeni-air-strike-1.2978028

Survivors in Yemen describe horror of U.S. attack which killed at least 26
: Human toll included 10 children, 9 women and U.S. Navy Seal;
http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/yemen-raid-ap-investigation-1.3985352

Palestinians tell Trump they are still committed to two-state solution;
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday demanded a halt to Israeli settlement expansion in occupied territory and said he was committed to a two-state solution to the conflict with Israel
https://www.yahoo.com/news/palestinians-agree-trumps-pull-back-call-israeli-settlements-210021821.html

Netanyahu asks Trump to recognize Israeli sovereignty over occupied Golan Heights:
Most of the world considers the Golan, a high plateau between northeastern Israel and southwestern Syria, to be occupied by Israel, which annexed the territory in 1981
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-israel-golan-idUSKBN15U2XX?il=0

Palestine: Hamas elects new leader in uncertain time;
Hamas members in the Gaza Strip have elected Yahya Sinwar to head its Gaza political bureau to succeed outgoing leader Ismail Haniya.
http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2017/02/palestine-hamas-elects-leader-uncertain-time-170216095605085.html

Trump shouts down ultra-Orthodox reporter who asks about anti-Semitism:
Queried about bomb threats against Jewish centers, president says he hates the question and it’s insulting, and that the journalist is dishonest
http://www.timesofisrael.com/trump-shouts-down-ultra-orthodox-reporter-who-asks-about-anti-semitism/

Paperwork prevents fathers, babies returning to Israel from Mexico:
Three single men who had babies in Mexico through surrogate mothers were unable to return to Israel because the Mexican Interior Ministry refused to issue birth certificates, Channel 2 reported Thursday.
http://www.timesofisrael.com/paperwork-prevents-fathers-babies-returning-to-israel-from-mexico/

Chart: Survey results of Canadian Attitudes on Israel/Palestine:
When asked whether they believe Canada’s government was biased towards Israel or Palestinians, 61% of respondents said pro-Israel and 16% said pro-Palestinian.
http://mondoweiss.net/2017/02/canadas-politicians-drastically/

Central African Republic: Rebel group ‘killed 32 civilians’:
The Union for Peace in the Central African Republic (UPC) is said to have rounded victims up and executed them.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-38994300


Suicide bomber kills at least 72 people at Pakistan shrine :

Islamic State, the militant group which has a small but increasingly prominent presence in Pakistan, claimed responsibility for the attack on the burial site of a Sufi saint
http://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/asia-pacific/suicide-bomber-kills-at-least-72-people-at-pakistan-shrine-1.2978173

Roadside bomb kills 12 in Afghanistan’s Paktika province:
An Afghan official says at least 12 civilians were killed and three others wounded when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb in the eastern Paktika province.
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/02/16/roadside-bomb-kills-12-in-afghanistan-paktika-province.html

Donald Trump accuses Russia of taking Crimea by force:
Trump has accused Russia of taking Crimea by force in a series of tweets seeking to distance himself from allegations his team has links with Russia.
http://tinyurl.com/hecmp2r

Russia’s Lavrov says ‘pragmatic’ talks with U.S.’s Tillerson did not touch on sanctions;
« The meeting was pragmatic, business-like, » Lavrov said. « We noted the existence of common interests, primarily in terms of the fight against terrorism. »
http://tinyurl.com/z343f2a

Defense Secretary Mattis Tells NATO Allies to Spend More, or Else:
NATO countries have committed to spending 2 percent of their G.D.P. on the military, but the only other countries that meet that criteria are Britain, Poland, Estonia and Greece.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/15/world/europe/jim-mattis-nato-trump.html?_r=0

War is a racket;
U.S.-based companies continue to dominate the defense market:
U.S.- and Western Europe-based companies account for 82.4% of arms sales by the 100 largest military procurement companies.
http://247wallst.com/special-report/2017/02/13/20-companies-profiting-from-war/

France Warns Russia Over ‘Interference’ In Presidential Election :
« We will not accept any interference whatsoever in our electoral process, no more from Russia, by the way, than from any other state, » Ayrault told parliament.
http://www.rferl.org/a/france-russia-warning-interference-presidential-election/28311999.html

Wikileaks Exposes CIA Involvement In French 2012 Presidential Election:
Named as targets are the French Socialist Party (PS), the National Front (FN) and Union for a Popular Movement (UMP) together with current President Francois Hollande
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-02-16/wikileaks-exposes-cia-involvement-french-2012-presidential-election

Anti-police riots spill over from Paris suburbs into city centre:
The riots rocking the suburbs of Paris since early February spilled over onto the streets of the French capital on Wednesday evening.
http://www.euronews.com/2017/02/15/anti-police-riots-spill-over-from-paris-suburbs-into-city-centre

Trump, Like Obama and Bush, Pursues ‘Regime Change’ in Venezuela:
The U.S. government’s targeting of Venezuela’s vice president is just the latest episode in ongoing attempts to subvert Venezuelan democracy.
http://www.telesurtv.net/english/opinion/Trump-Pursues-Regime-Change-in-Venezuela-20170216-0015.html

A Mexican populist rises to face Trump’s America:
López Obrador, 63, can bring thousands into the streets on command. His critics worry that his penchant for stubborn resistance could provoke confrontation with the United States, while his fans see him as a defender of the common man.
http://tinyurl.com/zzzct6z

Mexico’s ‘invisible wall’, a migrant double standard:
There’s always been double talk – it seems that the Central American migrants don’t matter, nothing is done to prevent the same human rights violations that Mexican migrants suffer in the US.
http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2017/02/mexico-invisible-wall-migrant-double-standard-170214213612822.html

Mother Of 4 Defies Deportation Order, Takes Sanctuary In Church:
Jeanette Vizguerra came to the United States illegally 14 years ago. She declined to meet with immigration officials in Centennial on Wednesday because of fears that she would be deported.
http://denver.cbslocal.com/2017/02/15/mother-of-4-defies-deportation-order-takes-sanctuary-in-church/

‘Day Without Immigrants’: Protest closes restaurants in US:
Fine restaurants in New York, San Francisco and the nation’s capital closed for the day. Grocery stores, food trucks, coffee shops, diners and taco joints in places like Chicago, Los Angeles and Boston shut down.
http://www.chron.com/news/texas/article/Day-Without-Immigrants-protests-being-held-10936467.php

Trump Withdraws Appeal Of Travel Ban Suspension:
« We are issuing a new executive action next week that will comprehensively protect our country, » Trump said.
http://tinyurl.com/zv7dltw

Former CIA official says having Trump in the White House is the gravest threat since Civil War:
« We’re dealing with a man in Trump who doesn’t accept a fact-based reality
http://tinyurl.com/hkv7xnl/

President Donald Trump Holds a Press Conference ;
An exasperated President Donald Trump on Thursday gathered the media in the White House’s East Room for a dressing down in which he claimed that he « inherited a mess » and that the « dishonest media » is not giving his presidency the credit it deserves.
http://www.politico.com/story/2017/02/trump-inherited-mess-press-conference-235093

Trump goes on marathon rant against the media:
Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0f-v3Gmp-c&feature=youtu.be&t=4009

Mick Mulvaney confirmed by Senate as Trump’s budget chief;
Rep. Mick Mulvaney squeaked through the Senate on a 51-49 vote. John McCain, who’s emerging as perhaps the most vocal Republican critic of the Trump administration, opposed Mulvaney for backing cuts to Pentagon spending.
http://tinyurl.com/h8u3da6

US Congress Moves to Strip Gun Ban for Mentally Disabled:
The United States Congress voted on Wednesday to block a gun regulation that would prevent thousands of people with mental disabilities from purchasing weapons.
http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/US-Congress-Moves-to-Strip-Gun-Ban-for-Mentally-Disabled-20170216-0017.html

« Let us be peace and joy »
Tom Feeley

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:  4,886

Number Of  International Occupation Force Troops Slaughtered In Afghanistan : 3,486

Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan
Total Cost of Wars Since 2001
 

1,743,822,433,048 

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