News Roundup 6/27/17

  • The hike in the minimum wage by Seattle has caused a 9.3% drop in hours worked by low-skill workers. [Link] Regulation Fyle
  • The NSA can divert US citizen’s data overseas to allow the NSA to avoid Constitutional restrictions on data collection. [Link] Spying Fyle
  • Bob Corker says he will block all weapons sales to GCC countries until the dispute between Qatar and Saudi Arabia is resolved. [Link] Foreign Policy Fyle
  • The collision between a USS Destroyer and cargo ship could have been avoided. According to the captain of the cargo ship, the USS Destroyer ignored warnings. [Link]
  • Japanese airbag maker Takata has filed for bankruptcy. [Link]
  • An ISIS sleeper cell attacked in a liberated area of Mosul. The attacking ISIS fighter burned houses and caused 100s to flee. 15 ISIS fighters and several civilians were killed. [Link] ISIS War Fyle
  • Col. Larry Wilkerson argues that Iraqi Sunnis will prevent the Damascus-Baghdad highway from existing. [Link]
  • The Syrian government says Israeli airstrikes killed Syrian civilians. [Link] Syria Fyle
  • The Assad government released 672 detainees. Some of the detainees were supports of the rebels. [Link] Syria Fyle
  • The US claims the Assad government is planning another chemical weapons attack. The US still claims that the April 4th chemical weapons attack was carried out by Assad. Assad has denied he is planning a chemical weapons attack. Nikki Haley Tweeted that all future attacks against the people of Syria will be blamed on Assad. [Link] Syria Fyle

On FPF #58, I look at two articles debunking Syrian lies. One article is by Seymour Hersh and looks at the April 4th chemical attack in Syria. Hersh proves the Assad did not gas his people. The other article is by Gareth Porter. Porter shows the US armed the Jihadist Syrian Rebels. I also update Yemen, Qatar, Russia, Iraq, and Pakistan. LISTEN HERE!!



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