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« Reply #345 on: October 08, 2019, 08:19:51 am »

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Just Hours After Trump Bends to Erdoğan, Reports Indicate Turkey's Bombing of Kurdish Forces Has Begun

www.commondreams.org - As President Donald Trump was being denounced from all political sides—both domestically and on the international stage—for his decision to rapidly withdraw troops from northeast Syria, reporting on …


Exclusive: Official who heard call says Trump got "rolled" by Turkey and "has no spine"

www.newsweek.com - Donald Trump got "rolled" by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a National Security Council source with direct knowledge of the discussions told Newsweek. In a scheduled phone call on Sunday aft…


Syrian Kurds see American betrayal and warn fight against ISIS is now in doubt

www.washingtonpost.com - A view of Qamishli, the base of the Kurdish administration in northeast Syria. (Alice Martins/For The Washington Post) By Liz Sly , Liz Sly Beirut bureau chief, covering Lebanon, Syria and the wider …


Trump’s shocking Syria decision and confusing aftermath, explained

www.vox.com - The war in Syria is about to enter an uncertain phase after the White House announced late Sunday that it was withdrawing from northeastern Syria in advance of Turkey’s military operations across the…


Poll: Majority of Americans say they endorse opening of House impeachment inquiry of Trump

www.washingtonpost.com - By Dan Balz and Dan Balz Chief correspondent covering national politics, the presidency and Congress Email Bio Follow Scott Clement Scott Clement Polling director Email Bio Follow October 8 at 6:00 A…


Fox News in Disarray as Hosts Struggle to Digest Trump’s Betrayal of the Syrian Kurds

theintercept.com - “Overnight the administration did confirm, following a phone call with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, that Turkey will soon attack Kurdish forces in Syria,” Yingst continued. “President Trump has …


Trump Is Calling Literally Everything Treason Now

splinternews.com - No one, except for the scientists who hopefully get to study his cottage cheese brain, can really say with any certainty what’s going on in Donald Trump’s head. So all we can really go off is what ac…


Brexit: Johnson poised to end talks after call with Merkel ends in deadlock - live news

www.theguardian.com - You can read James Forsyth’s Spectator blog, in which he publishes, apparently more or less in full, a message he got yesterday from a “contact in No 10” setting out Downing Street’s thinking on the …


"The Americans are traitors": Trump faces a major backlash over Syria announcement

www.motherjones.com - President Donald Trump greets Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in June at the G20 summit in Japan.Metin Aktas/Anadolu Agency/Getty Donald Trump upended US military policy in the Middle East Sunday…


Giuliani says State Dept vowed to investigate after he gave Ukraine docs to Pompeo

www.nbcnews.com - WASHINGTON — Rudy Giuliani, the personal attorney for President Donald Trump, said Wednesday that he personally gave Secretary of State Mike Pompeo a file of documents with unproven allegations again…


Julián Castro just saw Donald Trump's border crisis firsthand: “His agenda is killing people”

www.motherjones.com - Democratic Presidential hopeful Julián Castro escorts a group of migrants to the Brownsville Port of Entry Monday morning. He asked port officials to allow the migrants to petition for asylum in the …


If you’re not spending 5 hours per week learning, you’re being irresponsible

qz.com - Why did the busiest person in the world, former president Barack Obama, read an hour a day while in office? Why has the best investor in history, Warren Buffett, invested 80% of his time in reading a…


‘Very small number’ of troops pulled from Syria-Turkey border: US official

www.memeorandum.com - New York Times: President Endorses Turkish Military Operation in Syria, Shifting U.S. Policy — WASHINGTON — In a major shift in United States military policy in Syria, the White House said on Sunday …


Ecuador moves government out of capital as violent protests rage

www.theguardian.com - Ecuador’s president, Lenín Moreno, has said he has moved his government from the capital in Quito to the coastal city of Guayaquil amid violent protests over the end of fuel subsidies. Images from Qu…


Apple bows to China by censoring Taiwan flag emoji

qz.com - In a recent update to iOS 13.1, Apple’s iPhone operating system, Apple reportedly removed the Taiwanese flag emoji from its keyboard for users in Hong Kong and Macau, China’s two special administrati…


Poll: Majority of Americans say they endorse opening of House impeachment inquiry of Trump

www.washingtonpost.com - By Dan Balz and Dan Balz Chief correspondent covering national politics, the presidency and Congress Email Bio Follow Scott Clement Scott Clement Polling director Email Bio Follow October 8 at 6:00 A…


Leaked Wikileaks Doc Reveals US Military Use of IMF, World Bank as “Unconventional” Weapons

www.mintpressnews.com - WASHINGTON – In a leaked military manual on “unconventional warfare” recently highlighted by WikiLeaks, the U.S. Army states that major global financial institutions — such as the World Bank, Interna…


Trump campaign threatens to sue Minneapolis over 'phony' security bill for rally

www.startribune.com - Tensions between Minneapolis city leaders and President Donald Trump’s campaign escalated Monday when the campaign threatened to sue the city for trying to force it to pay $530,000 for security durin…


'Maddening' Graphic Shows How 400 Richest Americans Paid Less In Taxes Than Any Other Income Group

www.commondreams.org - For the first time in U.S. history, the 400 wealthiest Americans paid less in taxes last year than people in any other income group, thanks to decades of tax cuts and loopholes benefiting the rich. A…


Trump signed an executive order about how much he hates Medicare-for-all

www.vox.com - President Donald Trump has made his distaste for a government-run single-payer health care system official, signing an executive order decrying Medicare-for-all and promoting private insurance’s role…


Because What Kevin McAleenan's DHS Does Speaks "Louder Than His Words," Activists Boo Him Offstage

www.commondreams.org - The Department of Homeland Security's acting secretary Kevin McAlneenan was shouted offstage Monday at Georgetown University by pro-immigrant demonstrators who said "Trump henchmen" shouldn't be "giv…


Perspective | Don’t be mad at the NBA. Hundreds of U.S. companies have sold out to China’s regime.

www.washingtonpost.com - By Sally Jenkins Sally Jenkins Sports columnist Email Bio Columnist October 7 at 1:10 PM Get off the NBA’s back, all you people who want sports to be the children’s literature of your lost youth. Som…


Ecuador moves government out of capital as violent protests rage

www.theguardian.com - Ecuador’s president, Lenín Moreno, has said he has moved his government from the capital in Quito to the coastal city of Guayaquil amid violent protests over the end of fuel subsidies. Images from Qu…


Trump’s Ukraine Extortion Was Also a Mafia-Style Shakedown by Rudy’s Clients

nymag.com - When autocratic leaders attack “corruption,” they are usually using it as a pretext to clear out the competition and establish their own racket. President Trump’s campaign to pressure Ukraine to inve…


China grew a plant on the moon — it sprouted two leaves, data indicates

bigthink.com - Learning how to reliably grow plants in space is necessary if NASA or other space agencies want to launch long-term missions. "Simply packing some multi-vitamins will not be enough to keep astronauts…


The story behind the Extinction Rebellion symbol at climate protests

grist.org - This story was originally published by Slate and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. As the Amazon burns, North American birds disappear, and scientists anticipate that by 2…


The Public Interest in Climate Change Reaches and All-Time High. The Greta Thunberg Meme hits the Memesphere

cassandralegacy.blogspot.com - So, what's happening? Let's see if we can learn something from my wrong prediction. First of all, I based my prediction on the data from Google Trends that showed a constant and robust decline of the…


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