News Roundup 4/22/17

  • The FBI and CIA are looking for a CIA insider or contractor who leaked information to Wikileaks. [Link]

 

  • The Supreme Court voted to allow an Arkansas execution to continue. The man was quickly executed after the ruling was handed down. The man is the first of eight men scheduled to be executed by Arkansas by the end of the month. Arkansas is rushing to kill the men before a drug used in the executions expires. [Link] Bill of Rights Fyle

 

 

 

  • The US and South Korea are starting a war game simulating the destruction on North Korea’s air defense. This war game is one of the largest annual war games. [Link] North Korea Fyle

 

  • Turkish troops clash with PKK fighters in Turkey near the border with Iraq. Two Turkish soldiers and six PKK fighters were reported to have been killed. [Link] Turkey Fyle

 

  • Iran’s former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will not be on the ballot in the next Iranian presidential election. [Link] Iran Fyle

 

  • 140 Afghani soldiers have been killed in a Taliban suicide attack on an Afghani military base. [Link] Afghanistan Fyle

 

 

  • The Trump Administration is looking for a pledge from Saudi Arabia to improve targeting practices in Yemen before selling more weapons to Saudi Arabia. [Link] US/Saudi War Against Yemen Fyle

On Foreign Policy Focus #30, I discuss news stories of war and terror from around the globe. An ISIS terrorist attack occurred in France. The US is arming the Peshmerga for more war in Iraq. The White House and MSM continue to push the Assad used chemical weapons narrative, while scientists disprove it. In Afghanistan, the US is fighting ISIS near the site of the MOAB strike. I also update Kony, Egypt, Venezuela, and Yemen. LISTEN HERE!!

Foreign Policy Focus #30 – More War, More Terror

On FPF #30, I discuss news stories of war and terror from around the globe. An ISIS terrorist attack occurred in France. The US is arming the Peshmerga for more war in Iraq. The White House and MSM continue to push the Assad used chemical weapons narrative, while scientists disprove it. In Afghanistan, the US is fighting ISIS near the site of the MOAB strike. I also update Kony, Egypt, Venezuela, and Yemen.

LISTEN HERE!!

News Roundup 4/21/17

  • ISIS has claimed responsibility for a terror attack in France that left a police officer dead. [Link]

 

  • A Harvard study shows that a higher minimum wage makes restaurants more likely to fail. [Link] Regulations Fyle

 

 

  • The head of US forces in Africa says the hunt for Joesph Kony is over. [Link] Africa Fyle

 

  • Egypt’s military claims to have killed 19 ISIS fighters inside of Egypt. [Link] Africa Fyle

 

  • The State Department has approved nearly $300 million in weapon sales to the Peshmerga. [Link] Iraq Fyle

 

News Roundup 4/20/17

  • Trump called Erdogan to congratulate him on the victory in the referendum vote. [Link] Trump Fyle
  • A man spent three years in jail for murder but was just released after the prosecutor who got him convicted admitted the case was weak. [Link]
  • Erdogan plans to reinstate the death penalty in Turkey. Turkey got rid of the death penalty 15 years ago in an attempt to join the EU. Reinstating the death penalty would be a sign that Turkey no longer plans to join the EU. [Link] Turkey Fyle
  • MIT professor Theodore Postol releases another report that disproves the narrative that the White House put out about the Syrian chemical weapons attack. [Link] Syria Fyle
  • The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces plan to set up a ruling council once they take Raqqa from ISIS. [Link] Syria Fyle

On Foreign Policy Focus #29, I examine some of the costs of American’s wars. Civilians in other countries clearly identified as victims of American wars. American civilians face grave consequences from the wars. Many vets will suffer from lifelong illnesses and disabilities from wars. All citizens lose rights and face crippling debts. I also update some important foreign policy news stories. LISTEN HERE!!

News Roundup 4/19/17

  • Lockheed Martin’s new helicopter will not cost the US taxpayer $31 billion. The project was recently approved and is already seeing a 6% increase in cost. [Link] Wasteful Spending Fyle
  • McKesson Medical-Surgical is suing the state of Arkansas. McKesson sold the state of Arkansas a drug that Arkansas plans to use in executions. McKesson feels that Arkansas was not upfront about the state’s intention to use the drug in executions. [Link] Bill of Rights Fyle
  • A DREAMer has been deported for the first time under Trump. Trump had promised to not roll back Obama’s DACA program. The man who was deported did not have his DREAMer ID on him at the time he was deported. [Link] Immigration/Refugee Fyle
  • Venezuela’s president Maduro plans to arm 500,000 civilians and turn them into a police force. Maduro is facing protests and demands for a new election. [Link] Venezuela Fyle
  • Turkey extends Erdogan’s emergency powers for another three months. The EU is calling on Turkey to investigate allegations of election fraud during the referendum. [Link] Turkey Fyle
  • Around 300 Marines will arrive in the Helmond Province of Afghanistan at the end of the month. The Afghani army has been unable to stop the Taliban from advancing in the province. [Link] Afghanistan Fyle
  • The civilians living in ISIS-held Mosul face a humanitarian catastrophe. Many civilians are only eating flour boiled in wheat grain water. [Link] ISIS War Fyle
  • A US airstrike killed 30 civilians in Syria. Most of those killed in the strike were women and children. Russia and Syria are responsible for killing another 14 Syrian civilians. [Link] Syria Fyle