News Roundup 8/28/17

  • Trump is looking to roll back an Obama ban on selling surplus military equipment to police departments. [Link] Trump Fyle
  • Sebastian Gorka has resigned his position in the Trump Administration. [Link] Trump Fyle
  • Trump threatens to withdraw from NAFTA and restates that he wants Mexico to pay for the border wall. [Link] Trump Fyle
  • After the CIA program to arm Syrian rebels ended, the US started a new operation on arm rebel groups. The US used civilians planes to smuggle weapons to groups in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. Some of the weapons that went to Syria ended up in the hands of al-Qaeda linked groups. It is unknown who received the US weapons in Pakistan, Iraq, and Afghanistan. The US encouraged Saudi Arabia and the UAE to carry out the same operation. [Link] Foreign Policy Fyle
  • Civilians have accused the US and Somalian troops of killing ten civilians in Somalia. [Link] The Somali Army had admitted the dead are civilians. [Link] Africa Fyle
  • 1,000 people were killed in a mudslide in Sierra Leone. The mudslide occurred two weeks ago. [Link] Africa Fyle
  • Apple has removed Iranian apps from the app store. Apple cited US sanctions as the reason for removing the apps. [Link] Iran Fyle
  • US military presence in Afghanistan prevents China from extending into the region and increasing its role in the lithium market. [Link] Afghanistan Fyle
  • At least 30 people were killed when three Islamic State gunman attacked a Shi’ite mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan. [Link] Afghanistan Fyle
  • The Iraqi Army and allied forces now control most of Tel Afar. [Link] ISIS Fyle
  • The US says it will not change its bombing policy in the battle for Raqqa. Last week, the UN issued a statement because the US was killing so many civilians in Raqqa. [Link] ISIS War Fyle
  • ISIS took the city of Maadan and several villages from the Syrian government. [Link] ISIS War Fyle
  • Disabled Syrian veterans of the Syrian Civil War are not receiving support from the Syrian government. [Link] Syria Fyle
  • The Venezuelan government is using US sanctions against Venezuela as propaganda to gain more support. [Link] Venezuela Fyle

On Foreign Policy Focus #84, I discuss the Establishment’s victory in Afghanistan policy. I explain how they can use their victory to start more war in Ukraine and Yemen. In Ukraine, the Establishment’s plan of arming the government will lead to Nazi militias owning powerful US weapons. In Yemen, an increase in support for Saudi Arabia’s war will lead to more death and starvation. I also update Russia, Iran, Qatar, and ISIS. LISTEN HERE!!



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