Todays News 8/23/16

  • Saudi Arabia is using African mercenaries to fight in Yemen. This was reported by Nasser Arrabyee, after a Sudanese general was killed fighting in Yemen. [Link] US/Saudi War Against Yemen Fyle
  • US General tells Syrian military it cannot no longer operate in areas of Syria. By doing this the US has created a no fly zone in Syria and will shoot down Russian and Syrian jets in the area. Although the US continues to deny it is a no fly zone. [Link] Syria Fyle
  • European Coast Guards are firing at migrant boats. This has resulted in some refugees being shot. [Link]
  • Nuclear waste from nuclear weapons started to leak in the New Mexican nuclear waste dump. The cleanup has cost taxpayers $2 Billion. [Link] Wasteful Spending Fyle
  • Marcy Wheeler reports that a recent Reuters headline, that I also posted, was extremely misleading. After Saudi Arabia bombed a school and a hospital, Reuters reported that the US pulled staff from Saudi Arabia. The article presented the information as the pulling of staff was the US response to the school and hospital bombings, however, the staff was removed 2 months ago. This means the US has taken no action against the Saudis after they bombed a hospital and school. [Link] US/Saudi War Against Yemen Fyle
  • The US is currently fighting a air war in Libya to support the Unity Government in Libya. The Libyan Parliament voted “no confidence” in the Unity Government. This is unlikely to stop the US from waging a war to support the Unity Government. [Link] Libya War 2016
  • 100 new US troops will be deployed in Afghanistan to stop Taliban gains. The Taliban have nearly taken the key southern providence of Helmand. US troops will likely be in combat roles to try to prevent this Taliban take over. [Link] Afghanistan Fyle

Todays News 8/22/16

  • The DEA has seized over $200 million from travelers at airports over the past decade. Most people are never charged, but are still unable to get their property back. [Link] Police Fyle
  • An unarmed deaf and mute man was shot and killed by a police officer. The man was trying to communicate through sign language when he was killed. A short chase occurred before the shooting. [Link] Police Fyle
  • 53 are dead in Turkey after a suicide bombing of a wedding. The bomb went off in a Kurdish area of Turkey. The suicide bomber may have been as young as 12. [Link] Turkey Coup Fyle 
  • Iran is creating a “Liberation Army” to go around The Middle East and fight battles supported by the Iranian government. [Link] Iran Fyle
  • Yemen’s President Saleh has stated that Yemen is exploring working with Russia. Yemen may let the Russia operate out of Yemeni military bases. After 16 months of Saudi Arabia bombing Yemen, Al-Qaeda and ISIS are flourishing in the country. The Russian strikes would be directed at those groups. [Link] US/Saudi War Against Yemen Fyle

Todays News 8/20/16

  • The UN and US are unable to stand up against Saudi Arabia’s war crimes in Yemen. The UN is afraid of losing Syrian funding. The US supports the Saudi war in Yemen because it helps the Saudi’s to feel better about the Iran nuclear deal. This means, the US is assisting in committing war crimes to help Saudi Arabia feel better. [Link] US/Saudi War Against Yemen Fyle
  • The US has pulled some of its staff from Saudi Arabia. That staff has been assisting Saudi Arabia in bombing Yemen. While the administration has refused to condemn the bombing of a hospital and school, removing some staff is the first time Obama has shown displeasure with the Saudi’s in their war on Yemen. The US continues to refuel Saudi war planes and has some staff in Saudi Arabia to assist with planning. [Link] US Saudi War Against Yemen
  • Syrian war plans nearly hit US troops while bombing Kurds. [Link]. When Syrian war planes returned to the area and they were chased off by US war plans. The US is now warning Syria not to bomb the Kurds. [Link] Syria Fyle
  • Charity groups are reporting they are unable to build hospitals in Syria. Syrians are refusing to allow hospitals to be built in their towns, for fear the hospitals will become a target of airstrikes. 43 medical facilities have been reported to be bombed in the Syrian conflict. [Link] Syria Fyle
  • Dallas police and Fire Pension is nearing collapse. Over valued real-estate gave the impression of a healthy fund, but the reality is the pension is almost out of money. [Link] Free Market Fyle
  • Vietnam Vet is arrested for flying his flag upside down. The vet was protesting a oil pipe line that will be built through his property by use of eminent domain. [Link] Bill of Rights Fyle
  • A new New Jersey law will punish companies who support a boycott of Israel for humanitarian crimes against the Palestinians. The State says it will not do business with any of the “blacklisted” companies. This is a clear violation of the first amendment. [Link] Bill of Rights Fyle

Todays News 8/19/16

  • German leader, Merkel, now claims that the German terror problem is not her fault and Germany has always had jihadists. Last month, Merkel admitted that jihadists were abusing her refugee program to enter into Germany. [Link] Germany Fyle
  • A new California law would prevent people from making undercover videos in health care facilities. The law would even prevent journalists from publishing video of abuses by health care providers. This law is seen as a way to protect Planned Parenthood from future videos being released. [Link] Bill of Rights Fyle
  • The US is moving its nukes from Turkey to Romania. Romania continues to deny that the nukes are coming to the US base in Romania. Moving the nukes so close to the Russian border is likely to upset the Russians. [Link] Foreign Policy Fyle
  • Turkey Prime Minister continues his post coup foreign policy shift. Turkey reports today that Iran has reached a deal with Iran on Syria. [Link] Turkey Coup Fyle
  • Harley Davidson stocks drop after US Government files charges against Harley. Harley is accused of installing devices on its motorcycles to cheat emissions tests. [Link] Free Market Fyle
  • A new study finds that increasing the minimum wage to $15/hour would cost Americans about 7 million jobs. [Link] Free Market Fyle
  • US swimmers lied about being robbed. New reports show the swimmers likely vandalized a gas station and harassed employees. [Link]

Todays News 8/18/16

  • The UN is looking to re-add Saudi Arabia to the blacklist of nations that murder children. In a 4 day span the Saudi’s bombed a school and hospital. The Saudis were placed on the list when it came out earlier this year, but Saudi Arabia made some monetary threats to the UN to get removed. [Link] UN Fyle
  • Insurers are expected to lose $2 Billion on Obamacare plans this year. This is causing many insures to pull out of the Obamacare market. [Link] Free Market Fyle
  • Tasers are not as non-lethal as they may appear. 48 people died from being tased in the US last year. [Link] Police Fyle
  • Russia is using an Iranian air base to bomb ISIS. For the past two day, Russian planes have taken off from Hamaden Air Base in Iran and struck ISIS targets in Syria. [Link] ISIS War Fyle
  • The US has 30,000 mercenaries stationed in Afghanistan. Nearly 20,000 are not Americans. [Link] Afghanistan Fyle
  • 2 US swimmers have been arrested in Brazil. The swimmers had reported to the media they were robbed, Brazil is disputing these claims are true. [Link]

Todays News 8/17/16

  • The Saudi led war on Yemen has cost Yemen over $14 Billion. This includes $3.6 Billion in damages to the healthcare system. Yemen was the poorest country in The Middle East prior to the Saudi led war. [Link] US/Syria War Against Yemen Fyle
  • China will give military training and weapons to Syrian President Assad. This is a change in Chinese policy, as China typically stays out of Middle Eastern affairs. [Link] Syria Fyle
  • US-Backed Syrian Rebels allow ISIS fights safe passage out of Manbj, Syria. After weeks of heavy fighting, Rebels and ISIS fighters agreed that if ISIS fighters put down their weapons, they could leave the city. US drones did not strike the ISIS convoy as it left the city. [Link] Syria Fyle
  • In Serbia, Vice President Biden was protested by many people yelling support for Donald Trump. This is likely a response to Biden and the Clintons bombing Serbia during Bill Clinton’s Presidency. [Link] 2016 Fyle
  • In the UK, expensive college does not mean jobs. Nearly half of recent graduates are living at home again. [Link] UK Fyle
  • As Obamacare continues to fail, it is leaving many consumers with few to no choices on the Obamacare exchanges. In one county in AZ, there is set to be no insures on the exchange next year. In many other states it looks like consumers will only have one plan to choose from. [Link] Free Market Fyle

Todays News 8/16/16

  • Saudi Arabia bombs a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Yemen, killing at least 11. More may have survived, but Saudi plans reminded in the area, and rescuers feared more airstrikes. This is the 4th hospital that has been bombed by Saudi Arabia, since the conflict started in March 2015. The Saudi’s bombed a school over the weekend, and Doctors Without Borders is the group that confirmed the murder of the children. [Link] US/Saudi War Against Yemen Fyle
  • The bombs that are being used to destroy Yemen were made in the US and being flow to the targets by Boeing F-15s. The US sold Saudi these weapons in a$60 Billion deal negotiated by Hillary Clinton and approved by President Obama. Now the US wants to sell the Saudis even more weapons. [Link] US/Saudi War Against Yemen Fyle
  • Yemen is the poorest country in the Middle East and Saudi Arabia continues to bomb key infrastructure targets. One reason America may be unwilling to stand up the the Saudis, could be American companies profit when Yemeni hospitals explode. Boeing and TexTron Systems have already made millions off the $60 Billion deal Hillary Clinton negotiated. The US Government also collects a 7% fee for brokering the deal. That money appears to disappear from the books. [Link] US/Saudi War Against Yemen Fyle
  • America continues using mercenaries around the world. In 2014, The Pentagon spent $285 Billion on private contractors. Mercenaries now outnumber US troops 3 to 1 in warzones. In Afghanistan, only 1/3 mercenaries are American. Using mercenaries has the political advantage of giving the appearance of lower troop numbers and less troops casualties. [Link] Foreign Policy Fyle
  • 15 Guantanamo prisoners are being transferred to United Arab Emirates. All prisoners were cleared for transfer, some have been since 2010. [Link] US Terrorism Fyle

 

Todays News 8/15/16

  • US Swimmers were robbed at gunpoint in Rio. Ryan Lochte says that men posing as cops pulled them over and robbed them at gunpoint. [Link]
  • US intelligence analysts are reporting that Military Central Command “distorted, suppressed, or substantially altered analytic products” to give the public a more positive image of the war against ISIS. Nearly half of intelligence officials say they face evidence being suppressed or distorted in the past year. The America people are being lied into continuing the war against ISIS. [Link] Foreign Policy Fyle
  • ISIS is gaining ground in Afghanistan. ISIS is establishing a foothold in the Zabul providence of Afghanistan. Many of the ISIS fighters are from Pakistan. Reports are that this branch of ISIS is well funded. [Link] Afghanistan Fyle
  • West Syria has turned into a stalemate. With so many forces from outside Syria acting inside the country it creates a situation where no side can get enough power to hold key positions. Syrian President Assad called upon Russia, Hezbollah, and Shi’ite Militants to help him take key positions around the city of Aleppo. Once the ground was taken, Al-Nusra fighters, with assistance from the Gulf Arab State, were able to retake the positions. Civilian casualties continue to pile up as world leaders continue to play chess in Syria. [Link] Syria Fyle
  • The West is being secretly socialized. In Japan, the Bank of Japan will be the top shareholder of 55 Japanese countries. Central banks across The West are gaining more control over the means of production, mostly through quantitative easing programs. The central banks are printing money and using they money to buy stocks. This has also had the effect of keeping stock prices high. [Link]

Todays News 8/14/16

  • Protests get violent in Milwaukee, after police shoot and kill a 23 year old. The 23 year old was armed and fleeing police when he was shot by police. Protesters burned cars and set businesses on fire. [Link] Police Fyle
  • An Arizona Highway Patrol Officer threatens to shoot a man in front of his daughter. Officer, Oton Villegas, approached the car with his gun drawn and pointed his weapon at a 7 year old girl, after she attempted to follow his orders. He also threatened to “blow two holes” into the driver. The man was released after more officers arrived. The Officer realized he misread a New Mexico Police report and mistakenly pulled the man over. [Link] Police Fyle
  • Joe Biden urges Ukraine’s President to use restraint when dealing with Russia. In the past, US has supported the actions of the Ukrainian Government nearly 100%. The statement given by Biden could show a shift in US policy. [Link] Foreign Policy Fyle
  • Bipartisan coalitions are forming in both houses of congress, to block the new $1.15 Billion in weapon sales to Saudi Arabia. The Obama Administration recently approved the weapon sale to Saudi Arabia. Congressmen raise concerns about Saudi Arabia murdering children and committing war crimes, such as, the 40 school children that were murdered in Yemen yesterday. The Obama Administration has approved nearly $80 Billion in weapon sales to Saudi Arabia already. [Link] Foreign Policy Fyle

Todays News 8/13/16

  • Scott Horton talks about US foreign policy and give some background on alliance in the Muslim World. Scott explains how we got to where we are today and what we’re doing wrong now. [Link] Foreign Police Fyle
  • After a year and a half of being bombed by Saudi Arabia, the Yemeni are now starting to attack Saudi Arabia, in Saudi Arabia. The Yemeni Houthi fighters have crossed the border and have their sights set on a key Saudi city. Saudi Arabia does not have a large ground fighting force and is hoping to get $1.15 billion in weapons from the US. [Link] US and Saudi War Against Yemen Fyle
  • Andrew Cockburn writes a detailed article on Yemen, and how we got to the status on the ground today. He reports that many Yemeni are now living in holes in the ground, as it is the only place safe from the Saudi bombers. He also lays out the US and President Obama’s direct role in the slaughter of Yemeni Citizens. [Link] US and Saudi War Against Yemen Fyle 
  • Between 10 and 50 children were killed in Yemen, when a Saudi airstrike hit a school. Warning graphic video. [Link] In a different airstrike in Yemen, a Saudi warplane bombed a bridge and killed 7 women. [Link] US and Saudi War Against Yemen Fyle 
  • A woman is served an arrest warrant for selling tamales. She is also being fined $700. [Link] Free Market Fyle