8/2/16 Todays News

  • After Obama changed the rules of engagement in Afghanistan, US airstrikes in the country have hit new highs for the past three years. The Taliban continues to gain ground and it appears the airstrikes are having no positive effects. With airwar, there is always the risk of blowing up innocent people and creating more terrorist than existed before. [Link] Afghanistan Fyle
  • Thousands flee as US backed rebels approach their home city. In Manbji, Syria civilians are fleeing prior to Kurdish forces taking the city. The are running for US coalition airstrikes that continue to kill civilians. [Link] Syria Fyle
  • Last week, The Nusra Front changed it name and renounced its allegiance to Al-Qaeda. Many believe this is to help the US pressure Russia into not attacking the terror group. This week, Nusra killed 28 civilians, proving they are just as murderous as ever. [Link] Syria Fyle
  • Kerry demands that Syrian President Assad stop all offensive military operations Syria. Kerry also insists Russia stop helping Assad. Kerry does not mention the US backed offensive that is currently taking the city of Manbji. [Link] Foreign Policy Fyle
  • A Russia helicopter was shot down in Syria yesterday. The helicopter was delivering humanitarian aid. Its believed that Syrian rebels opposing Syrian President Assad are responsible. [Link] Russia Fyle
  • In an interview on The Scott Horton Show, journalist, Patrick Cockburn reports that the average Turkman believes that the US is behind the coup. [Link] Turkey Coup Fyle
  • Obama starts a new war in Libya. The President is claiming that he has the authority to start this war under the Authorization of Use of Military Force 2001. The AUMF 2001 was the congressional act that allowed the US to target The Taliban and Al-Qaeda. It is very unclear how Obama can stretch the meaning of the 2001 AUMF to such lengths, but the media is unwilling to pressure him on this. [Link] Africa Fyle 

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