2018-10-13: Social Media Postees

Uruguay: Miranda Says Bolsonaro Threatens Brazil's Democracy
teleSUR | telesurtv.net | 2018-10-13
Javier Miranda warned about the rise of the extreme right, evident not only in Latin America but also in Europe. Highlighting that a possible victory of Bolsonaro could be comparable with the arrival of Adolf Hitler to power.
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PCHR: In Serious Escalation of Using Excessive Lethal Force Against Peaceful Protestors in Eastern Gaza Strip, Israeli Forces Kill 7 Civilians, Including Child, and Wound 224 Others, Including 42 Children, 3 Women, 3 Journalists and Paramedic"
PCHR | imemc.org | 2018-10-13
The Palestinian Center For Human Rights: On Friday afternoon, 12 October 2018, using excessive force against the peaceful protesters in the eastern Gaza Strip for the 29th Friday in a row, Israeli forces Killed 7 Palestinian civilians, including a child, and and wounded 224 others,…

PCHR: In Serious Escalation of Using Excessive Lethal Force Against Peaceful Protestors in Eastern Gaza Strip, Israeli Forces Kill 7 Civilians, Including Child, and Wound 224 Others, Including 42 Children, 3 Women, 3 Journalists and Paramedic"

Russia: Putin ally Kudrin pushes for rapprochement with the imperialist powers
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-10-13
Underlying the push toward improving ties with imperialism are the growing class tensions in Russia itself.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/10…

Conservative Pat Buchanan Blasts Bin Salman: "The Saudi Prince Has Become Toxic"
The Iranian | iranian.com | 2018-10-13
Authored by Pat Buchanan via Buchanan.org. Patrick Joseph Buchanan is an American paleoconservative political commentator, author, syndicated columnist, politician, and broadcaster. Buchanan was a senior advisor to U.S. Presidents Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, and Ronald Reagan, and was an original host on CNN's Crossfire. Via With Friends Like These Was Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi murdered […] | The post Conservative Pat Buchanan Blasts Bin Salman: "The Saudi Prince Has Become Toxic" appeared first on
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It's frighteningly easy to track someone down via DNA, scientist reveals
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-13
A scientist at Israeli genealogy firm MyHeritage has published a paper revealing that public genealogy databases can identify relatives — third cousins and closer — in nearly two-thirds of people of European descent.
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Daniel Ellsberg's The Doomsday Machine: A prescient warning of the danger of nuclear war
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-10-13
The famous whistleblower of the "Pentagon Papers" provides a disturbing and timely memoir of his days preparing nuclear war policies for the Pentagon.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/10…

Star Wars writer & Trump critic says Marvel fired him for being 'not civil' on Twitter
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-13
Novelist and comic book writer Chuck Wendig, known for his tough talk against US President Donald Trump and the Republican Party, says Marvel fired him from a Star Wars miniseries for being too "vulgar" on social media.
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GG Bridge Peace Walk for Afghanistan: 17 Years of Bombing ENOUGH!
Toby Blomé | indybay.org | 2018-10-13
11: 45 am: Gather at the SF or Marin end of the eastern walkway of the Golden Gate Bridge. | Parking available on all 4 "corners", just remember to take the last exit on hwy 101 as you approach the bridge, or the first exit after you leave the bridge. Arrive early for parking! | 12: 00 pm: Walk on the eastern walkway from the north (Marin) or south (SF) ends, to converge in the middle of bridge for Peace vigil for Afghanistan. | 1: 00pm (Approximately): Rally on SF side after the bridge walk. 5 min. DIE-IN on the plaza to memorialize hundreds of thousands of lost lives from 17 years of US war on Afghanistan.
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Hurricane Michael brings death, devastation to US Southeast
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-10-13
Mexico Beach, Florida, known for its pristine beaches, fishing and boating, now resembles a war zone, with 95 percent of its structures uninhabitable.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/10…

Trump rejects calls for US to end arms sales to Saudi monarchy
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-10-13
The imperialist powers, with the US in the lead, are up to their necks in the blood-soaked repression of the Saudi regime, which has been exposed once again by the apparent murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/10…

France's Mélenchon tacitly backs Wagenknecht's xenophobic Aufstehen group
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-10-13
By his silence, Mélenchon is tacitly supporting forces within his Unsubmissive France party that are orienting toward right-wing populism and the militarization of Europe.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/10…

IMF and World Bank Warn of Financial Crisis as Indonesian Currency Hits Asian Crisis Low
Lydia Andrews | indybay.org | 2018-10-13
World leaders, finance ministers, heads of banks and nongovernmental organizations begin the Annual IMF and World Bank Meetings held this year in Indonesia. Ahead of the meetings the IMF issued stark warnings that another global financial crisis could be on the horizon. As the meetings kickoff, the currency of Indonesia hit lows reminiscent of the devastating "Asian Financial Crisis" of the 1990s.
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Trump And The Boy King: Mohammed Bin Salman's Reign Is Over Before It Began
Middle East Eye | iranian.com | 2018-10-13
The Jamal Khashoggi case begs the question: if the Saudi crown prince acts like this only 16 months into his role, then what will happen when he comes to ascend the throne? What were Jamal Khashoggi's last thoughts, as he was being dragged out of the Saudi consulate general's office in Istanbul by two men […] | The post Trump And The Boy King: Mohammed Bin Salman's Reign Is Over Before It Began appeared first on The Iranian.
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Macron Says It's Unclear Who In Iran Ordered French Bomb Plot
RFE | iranian.com | 2018-10-13
French President Emmanuel Macron said on Friday it was not clear whether a foiled attack on a Paris-based Iranian opposition group was ordered by the higher echelons of authorities in Tehran. "As you know Iran is sometimes divided into different factions and tensions, and so I can't say today whether the order came from the […] | The post Macron Says It's Unclear Who In Iran Ordered French Bomb Plot appeared first on The Iranian.
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US Officials Say Russia To "Seize" Syria's Oil Fields
Zero Hedge | iranian.com | 2018-10-13
Russia is attempting to woo European countries like Germany into a program of reconstruction cooperation in Syria, where broad swathes of the country have been destroyed through seven years of grinding proxy war; however, Pentagon officials have charged Russia with wanting to "seize" Syria's oil and gas resources. This comes as the United States has resolved […] | The post US Officials Say Russia To "Seize" Syria's Oil Fields appeared first on The Iranian
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Dark Clouds Gather on Horizon for Financial System, Warns International Monetary Fund
Kate Zeller | indybay.org | 2018-10-13
Bali, Indonesia -The International Monetary Fund releases its "Global Financial Stability Report" ahead of its Annual Meetings held this year in Southeast Asia.
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Max Boot Is Very Sorry for Backing the GOP and the Iraq Invasion. Why Is He Being Praised for This?
Peter Maass | theintercept.com | 2018-10-13
The conservative intellectual is forgiven by his media peers for errors of immense and tragic consequence. Boot's new book is a problem. | The post Max Boot Is Very Sorry for Backing the GOP and the Iraq Invasion. Why Is He Being Praised for This? appeared first on The Intercept.
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Burkina Faso Is the New Flashpoint in France's "War on Terror". Al Qaeda Cells in the Sahel
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-12
France's Sahel-wide "Operation Barkane" has recently been forced to pay increasing attention to the upsurge of terrorism in Burkina Faso, which is quickly turning into another flashpoint in the War on Terror. | The G5 Sahel & "Operation Barkhane" | Most of … | The post Burkina Faso Is the New Flashpoint in France's "War on Terror". Al Qaeda Cells in the Sahel appeared first on Global Research
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Betrayal and Treachery–The Extremism of Moderates
Ron Jacobs | counterpunch.org | 2018-10-12
Imagine the end of a devastating war. Mutinies have overthrown officers of the invading navy and army officers fear for their lives in units composed of angry hungry draftees tired of the slaughter. Despite the rebellion in the ranks, the generals and the Court wish to carry on until the bitter end. Unfortunately for the…
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What is Truth?
ADRIAN KUZMINSKI | counterpunch.org | 2018-10-12
In any war, as the saying goes, truth is the first casualty. That's become the case, unfortunately, in the war of the sexes as well. It's turned into a war because the abiding injustice women have suffered from men resists resolution through institutions mostly created and sustained by men. What counts as evidence, or sincerity,…
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The Khashoggi Incident: Trump's Special Relationship With the Saudi Monarchy
Gary Leupp | counterpunch.org | 2018-10-12
The Saudi crown prince and de facto leader of Saudi Arabia, Mohammad bin Salman bin Abduld Aziz al Saud (33), has cultivated an international reputation as a progressive reformer, claiming in particular to improve the lot of Saudi women. His March PR visit to the U.S. included a warm and fuzzy interview with Oprah, visits to Harvard…
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"Good" Bombing: NATO Op Against Yugoslavia Was a War Crime: Christopher Black
Ekaterina Blinova | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-12
Jens Stoltenberg's claim that NATO "protected" Yugoslavia from the government of Slobodan Milosevic is nothing but propaganda, Christopher C. Black, a Toronto-based international criminal lawyer told Sputnik, stressing that NATO had no legal reason to attack Yugoslavia and de | … | The post "Good" Bombing: NATO Op Against Yugoslavia Was a War Crime: Christopher Black appeared first on Global Research.
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Trump Has Put America on Path to War with Iran While Nobody Is Paying Attention
Ben Armbruster | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-12
Sixteen years ago this week, 77 U.S. senators and 296 members of the House of Representatives gave President George W. Bush the authority to wage war in Iraq. | That monumental vote enabled what is arguably the biggest strategic foreign policy … | The post Trump Has Put America on Path to W…
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Cops Usually Get Away With Murder. What Was Different in Chicago?
Edward Burmila | thenation.com | 2018-10-12
Cops Usually Get Away With Murder. What Was Different in Chicago?
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Here's How Trump's Reckless 'America First' Policies Could Be Setting Up US Consumers for a Nasty Shock
Marshall Auerback, Independent Media Institute | alternet.org | 2018-10-12
The backdrop of Trump's expanding trade war with China hangs over us. | Glance through the business section of any major media outlet, and there is apparently good news to start the autumn: The Bureau of Labor's September numbers showed measured unemployment hitting a multi-decade low of 3. 7 percent. The U. S.
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Supreme Court Enables Mass Disenfranchisement of North Dakota's Native Americans
aclu | aclu.org | 2018-10-12
A restrictive law will make it hard to vote for people who live on reservations in rural areas and don't have street addresses. | On Tuesday, the Supreme Court chose to stand by and allow the war against voting to continue. Just a little less than a month before midterm elections that will determine control of Congress, the court decided not to block North Dakota's restrictive voter ID law, which will make it harder for people in that state to cast their ballots. | Republicans in the state legislature insist that the l…
aclu.org/blog/voting-rights/supr…

Don't Let Trump Weaponize Space
Ed Lehman | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-12
In a number of countries, the week of October 6-13 is being observed as Keep Space for Peace Week. This year the theme for the week is No Space Force, in reaction to U.S. President Donald Trump's proposal to … | The post Don't Let Trump Weaponize Space appeared first on Global Research.
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Donald Trump Jr. Jumps on Disgusting Smear Campaign of Missing Saudi Journalist as a Terrorist Sympathizer
Matthew Chapman, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-10-12
Before the smoke has even cleared on the horrific disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, Donald Trump Jr. is trying to delegitimize him. | The disappearance of Saudi journalist and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, and subsequent claims by the Turk. . .
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PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (04 — 10 October 2018)
PCHR | imemc.org | 2018-10-12
Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 04 — 10 October, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against unarmed civilians and peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip and West Bank. 3 Palestinian civilians, including a child and a person …

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (04 – 10 October 2018)

The New York Times' Shaky Case that Russia Manipulated Social Media to Tip the 2016 Election
Gareth Porter | mintpressnews.com | 2018-10-12
Gareth Porter dissects the New York Times Shane & Mazzetti's case that the Russian government seriously threatened to tip the 2016 election through social media. | The post The New York Times' Shaky Case that Russia Manipulated Social Media to Tip the 2016 Election appeared first on MintPress News.
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Lynching Journalists
Charles R. Larson | counterpunch.org | 2018-10-12
Washington Post Global Opinions correspondent, Jamal Khashoggi, who is Saudi, entered his country's consulate in Istanbul Tuesday of last week and hasn't been seen since. Worse, Turkish officials say that Khashoggi was killed inside the consulate, his body dismembered, and then sneaked out of the building–lynched, you might say, and then disappeared, instead of hanged from…
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Here Are 5 Things to Know About Saudi Journalist Jamal Khashoggi
Cody Fenwick, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-10-12
The 59-year-old journalist is missing and reported murdered by the Saudi government. | The disappearance of Saudi journalist and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul, Turkey on October 2 and allegations of foul play have inspired considerable outrage, with everyone from Sen. Bernie Sanders on the left to journalist Max Boot on the. . .
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GOP Senate Candidate Uses Neo-Nazi Sympathizer to Organize Campaign Meet-And-Greet: Report
Matthew Chapman, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-10-12
Corey Stewart somehow keeps associating with neo-Nazis. | On Thursday, Mediaite reported that Corey Stewart, the Virginia GOP candidate challenging Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine, asked his supporters to "RSVP To Ian MacDonald" to attend a meet-and-greet with him and the Accomack County GOP, which is scheduled for Satur. . .
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Is There Hope on a World Warming at 1.5 Degrees Celsius?
Arshad Khan | counterpunch.org | 2018-10-12
The Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change has concluded the finalization of a special report on the impact of a 1.5 degree Celsius global warming above preindustrial levels. Meeting in Incheon, South Korea (October 1-5), its three working groups of experts and government officials have huddled and jousted to strike a consensus on what will be necessary to…
counterpunch.org/2018/10/12/is-t…

Video: ISIS Seizes Toxic Agents Intended to be Used for Provocations in Idlib
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-12
ISIS terrorists have been able to seize toxic chemicals due to the irresponsible actions of the representatives of the Western countries, Lieutenant General Vladimir Savchenko, chief of the Russian center for the reconciliation of the conflicting sides in Syria, said … | The post Video: ISIS Seizes Toxic Agents Intended to be Used for Provocations in Idlib appeared first on Global Research.
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America's Sexual Politics Are Rapidly Regressing Before Our Very Eyes
Mike Farrell | truthdig.com | 2018-10-12
I heard a report on the radio as I was driving recently, and it set me to thinking: | The mayor of Osaka, Japan, is ending the "sister city" relationship with San Francisco this week, following a dispute over a statue that honors women and girls who were sexually enslaved by Japan's Imperial Army during World War II. | The statue commemorates "comfort women," a euphemism for thousands who were forced, coerced and deceived into serving men at brothels near the front lines. | In 1993, Japan conceded that the…
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Our Elections Are at Risk — But Maryland May Show the Way Toward Securing Our Votes
Steven Rosenfeld, Independent Media Institute | alternet.org | 2018-10-12
The state is drawing on the complementary strengths of paper and digital public records. | In recent weeks, a small drama has escalated in a corner of the election world–one whose stakes underscore that a new generation of voting technology is being introduced across America, and that if state and county officials were willing, the vote counting process could be opened up in markedly more transparent and trustable ways. At first glance, that
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US Accuses Russia of Trying to Seize Syria's Oil
ZeroHedge | mintpressnews.com | 2018-10-12
Pentagon officials have charged that Russia, in its efforts to begin the reconstruction of Syria, really wants to "seize" Syria's oil and gas resources. | The post US Accuses Russia of Trying to Seize Syria's Oil appeared first on MintPress News.
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Yemen's Military Adopts More Aggressive Strategy, Captures Saudi Military Sites in Jizan
Ahmed Abdulkareem | mintpressnews.com | 2018-10-12
The Yemeni army, loyal to Ansar Allah (Houthis), has changed its approach from hit-and-run attack, in which troops target a military outpost or base and quickly withdraw, to a strategy in which Yemeni military forces would seize control of and retain Saudi military sites. | The post Yemen's Military Adopts More Aggressive Strategy, Captures Saudi Military Sites in Jizan appeared first on MintPress News.
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Ethics Watchdog Raises Pointed Question About Trump's Ties to Saudis
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-10-12
Critics demand to know why the president is so unwilling to hold Riyadh to account for the alleged murder of a Washington Post journalist. | The post Ethics Watchdog Raises Pointed Question About Trump's Ties to Saudis appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Missing Saudi Journalist Jamal Khashoggi Rejiggers the Middle East
James M. Dorsey | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-12
The fate of missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, assuming that his disappearance was the work of Saudi security and military officials, threatens to upend the fundaments of fault lines in the Middle East. | At stake is not only the fate … | The post Missing Saudi Journalist Jamal Khashoggi Rejiggers the Middle East appeared first on Global Research.
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Meet Ten Corporate Giants Helping Israel Massacre Gaza Protesters
Joe Catron | mintpressnews.com | 2018-10-12
"The Israeli military relies on a network of international companies, supplying everything from sniper rifles to tear gas, to carry out its massacres of protesters in Gaza. These companies are knowingly supporting war crimes, and are complicit in state-orchestrated murder." — Tom Anderson, researcher for Corporate Occupation | The post Meet Ten Corporate Giants Helping Israel Massacre Gaza Protesters appeared first on MintPress…
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Cassandra Calls
Victor Grossman | counterpunch.org | 2018-10-12
Before I turn to more Cassandra worries and warnings, here is some good news. After six years of protest, with people living in tree houses, an artist couple getting hauled away for painting the forest, and the death of a man who fell from a tree ladder, adding tragedy to developments, the multiplying crowds every…
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Showtime in America: Idiots' Delight, A Quasi Review. "It's All A Lie"
Edward Curtin | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-12
If believability is your gauge for discerning truth, you are living in a fantasy world. But that is the reality of life in the US today. This is the land of make-believe. Assertions made convincingly enough are the new facts for a population hypnotized by a stage-managed reality show. | The post Showtime in America: Idiots' Delight, A Quasi Review. "It's All A Lie" appeared first on Global Research.
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Kaepernick honored with medal named after U.S. Communist W.E.B. Du Bois
Ben Cowles | peoplesworld.org | 2018-10-12
Blacklisted NFL quarterback and civil rights activist Colin Kaepernick was among eight people today to receive Harvard University's "highest honor in the field of African and African-American studies." The W.E.B. Du Bois medal, Harvard explains, is "awarded to individuals in the U.S. and around the globe in recogni…
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Pentagon Report Points to US Preparations for Total War
Andre Damon | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-12
Over the past two weeks, with next to no media coverage, the United States has moved substantially closer toward open military confrontation with both Russia and China, the second- and third-ranked nuclear powers in the world. | On October 3, the … | The post Pentagon Report Points to US Preparations for Total War appeared first on Global Research.
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Nate Silver and 538's Measurable 3.5% Democratic Bias and the 2018 House Race
Doug Johnson | counterpunch.org | 2018-10-12
Since beginning to adjust or unskew polls for house effect during the 2014 United States Senate elections, Nate Silver and FiveThirtyEight (538) have a measurable 3.5% bias toward Democrats. This 3.5% bias is found by taking the final 538 projected gap between the Democratic and the Republican candidate in 125 races over the 2014 and 2016 election…
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Rep. Ro Khanna Condemns Saudi Barbarity from Disappearance of Saudi Journalist to War in Yemen
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-10-12
President Donald Trump is rejecting calls to cut off arms sales to Saudi Arabia following the disappearance and probable murder of the Saudi-born Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The Washington Post is reporting the Turkish government told U.S. officials it has audio and video evidence that Khashoggi was killed last week inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. Officials say the recordings confirm that a Saudi security team detained Khashoggi after he walked into the consulate on October 2, before killing him and dismembering his body. We speak with Ro Khanna, Democratic congressmember from California.
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In Latest Yemen Offensive, Saudi Arabia Destroys Hospital and Maternity Ward
Ahmed Abdulkareem | mintpressnews.com | 2018-10-12
The latest Saudi coalition attacks came in the face of demands issued by the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child for the coalition to stop its deadly airstrikes against civilian targets in Yemen. | The post In Latest Yemen Offensive, Saudi Arabia Destroys Hospital and Maternity Ward appeared first on MintPress News.
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Here's How We Can Save Election Day and Thwart Republicans' Plutocratic Efforts to Suppress the Vote
Jim Hightower, Creators Syndicate | alternet.org | 2018-10-12
"They don't want you to vote. " | At last, here comes Tuesday, Nov. 6: Time to vote! From coast to coast, We the People will stream into polling places to say "yes" (or "no") to a lineup of politicos seeking to become our public officials. It's the majestic panorama of democracy in action. Well . . . describing today's electoral process as "majestic" is hardly the right word, for millions of our citizens will not be allowed to vote. That's because a consor. . .
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'Trump Anxiety Disorder': Psychologist Warns the President Is Making Americans Sick
Tom Boggioni, Raw Story | alternet.org | 2018-10-12
Trump's deleterious effect on peoples' mental health isn't just affecting liberals –even conservatives are having anxiety issues. | While psychologists have speculated from afar about President Donald Trump's mental instability, a psychologist said his manic episodes and the need for constant attention is making Ameri. . .
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Pope to Declare Slain Salvadoran Archbishop àìscar Romero a Saint
Brett Wilkins | counterpunch.org | 2018-10-12
On Sunday, the Catholic Church will have half a dozen new saints as Pope Francis I canonizes five people including àìscarRomero, the former archbishop of El Salvador who was assassinated by a US-backed death squad in 1980 after years of peacefully fighting for the rights of his poor and oppressed compatriots. Romero's canonization follows a…
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Israeli Authorities Step Up anti-BDS Policies: Political Test to Enter Israel
Shared by Gregory Wilpert | therealnews.com | 2018-10-12
Israel border authorities have detained US-Palestinian student for her alleged Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) activism, denying her entry into Israel, despite having a visa. Tallie Ben-Daniel of Jewish voice for Peace discusses the case and what it means for the BDS movement | The post Israeli Authorities Step Up anti-BDS Policies: Political Test to Enter Israel appeared first on…
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Trump Rejects Calls to Stop Saudi Arms Sales After Journalist's Disappearance
Shared by britney | truthout.org | 2018-10-12
President Donald Trump is rejecting calls to cut off arms sales to Saudi Arabia following the disappearance and probable murder of the Saudi-born Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The Washington Post is reporting the Turkish government told US officials it has audio and video evidence that Khashoggi was killed last week inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. Officials say the recordings confirm that a Saudi security team detained Khashoggi after he walked into the consulate on October 2 before killing him and dismembering his body. We speak with Ro Khanna, Democratic Congressmember from California.
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India's Oil Imports From Iran Edged Up In September Due To Loading Delays
RFE | iranian.com | 2018-10-12
India's oil imports from Iran edged up in September from the previous month as refiners pushed back loading of some August cargoes due to a delay in obtaining government approval to use Iranian ships and insurance, data obtained from sources showed. Last month, India shipped in about 528,000 barrels per day (bpd) oil from Iran, […] | The post India's Oil Imports From Iran Edged Up In September Due To Loading Delays appeared first on Th…
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Oil Experts Divided As Iran Sanctions Loom
Tsvetana Paraskova | iranian.com | 2018-10-12
The heads of the world's top oil trading houses are unanimous that Iranian sanctions will remove a large chunk of oil from the market, more than initially expected, but they have very diverging opinions on where oil prices are headed for the rest of the year and in 2019. At the Oil & Money conference […] | The post Oil Experts Divided As Iran Sanctions Loom appeared first on The Iranian.
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Some Silicon Valley Superstars Ditch Saudi Advisory Board After Khashoggi Disappearance, Some Stay Silent
Sam Biddle | theintercept.com | 2018-10-12
Some major players in tech are distancing themselves from Saudi's Neom "smart city" project after the reported assassination of Jamal Khashoggi. | The post Some Silicon Valley Superstars Ditch Saudi Advisory Board After Khashoggi Disappearance, Some Stay Silent appeared first on The Intercept.
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US ambassador to New Zealand continues public attacks on China
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-10-12
Scott Brown, the ambassador appointed by Trump, is escalating the anti-Chinese campaign in New Zealand to align the country more closely with US war preparations.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/10…

Now it's personal: WaPo editor takes on 'Saudi murderers' over missing columnist Khashoggi
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-12
The Washington Post has taken out a full-page ad in protest of the disappearance and alleged murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey. "We're not going to let this go," said editor Karen Attiah in an interview.
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Jamal Khashoggi Wasn't the First — Saudi Arabia Has Been Going After Dissidents Abroad for Decades
Sarah Aziza | theintercept.com | 2018-10-12
The story of Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance and possible murder has riveted the world's attention with its macabre, and mysterious, details. The soft-spoken but sharply critical Saudi journalist vanished after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, on October 2. Theories about his fate include the horrifying possibility that Khashoggi was murdered — and perhaps even tortured and dismembered — at the hands of the Saudi state. (The Saudi government continues to vehemently deny these charges.) Should these allegations prove true, Khashoggi's fate could have vast ramifications for the reputati…
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'Better Later Than Never, I Guess': Corporate Media Crawl Away From Saudis
Julia Conley | iranian.com | 2018-10-12
As suspicions grew on Thursday that Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi had been killed by a "hit team" commissioned by the Saudi government, human rights groups and Khashoggi's employer called on U.S. companies to bow out of an upcoming global business summit in Riyadh–and wondered why they had participated to begin with. "An attack on one journalist should be […] | The post 'Better Later Than Never, I Guess': Corporate Media Crawl Away From Saudis appeared first on
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Mohammed Bin Salman: The Character Behind The Caricatures
Andrew Korybko | iranian.com | 2018-10-12
Saudi Crown Prince Mohamed Bin Salman, popularly known by his initials as MBS, is either one of the world's most admired leaders or its most reviled depending on who one asks. His friends characterize him as a noble reformer while his foes denounce him as a bloody tyrant. In reality, however, MBS is actually both, and […] | The post Mohammed Bin Salman: The Character Behind The Caricatures appeared first on The Iranian.
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Russia Rejects Israel's Claim To Sovereignty Over Golan Heights
Middle East Monitor | iranian.com | 2018-10-12
Russia has rejected Israel's claim to sovereignty over the Golan Heights which has been under Israeli occupation for 51 years. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov indicated that his country will not agree to any change of status of the Golan Heights, insisting that Moscow, along with the large majority of the international community, considers it […] | The post Russia Rejects Israel's Claim To Sovereignty Over Golan Heights appeared first on …
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Trump under pressure to stop arms sales to 'good partner' Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi affair
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-12
As public pressure mounts on the Trump administration to halt arms sales to Saudi Arabia over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the US defense industry is alarmed while critics of the Yemen war hope for the best.
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'Entire Middle East' should look like Israel — Pompeo
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-12
Israel is everything the US wishes the Middle East would be, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declared in a speech, while bashing the Obama administration's approach to Iran as resembling a "Disney movie."
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Oil Edges Further Above $80
RFE | iranian.com | 2018-10-12
Oil edged further above $80 a barrel on Friday as a rally in equities lent support, though prices pared most of their gain after a closely watched forecaster deemed supply adequate and the outlook for demand weakening. Crude was still heading for its first weekly drop in five weeks, pressured by a big rise in […] | The post Oil Edges Further Above $80 appeared first on The Iranian.
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The Shaky Case That Russia Manipulated Social Media to Tip the 2016 Election
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2018-10-11
The idea promoted by the NYT's Shane & Mazzetti that the Russian government seriously threatened to determine the 2016 election does not hold up when the larger social media context is examined more closely, reports Gareth Porter. By Gareth Porter… Read more ?…
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"How Fascism Works": Jason Stanley on Trump, Bolsonaro and the Rise of Fascism Across the Globe
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-10-11
In his new book "How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them," Yale professor Jason Stanley warns about the dangers of normalizing fascist politics, writing, "What normalization does is transform the morally extraordinary into the ordinary. It makes us able to tolerate what was once intolerable by making it seem as if this is the way things have always been." We speak with Jason Stanley in New York.
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International Team of Researchers Concerned Over US Efforts to Create Biological Weapons
Peter Korzun | mintpressnews.com | 2018-10-11
In 1969, US President Richard Nixon ended all offensive aspects of the US bio-weapons program — the first category of weapons prohibited by an international treaty. In 1975, the US ratified both the 1925 Geneva Protocol and the 1972 Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) — the international treaties outlawing biological warfare. But many reports from different sources offer reason to believe that the US military is developing a new generation of weapons in violation of the international treaties Washington is a party to. | An opin…
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Is the U.S. Complicit in Saudi Journalist's Disappearance?
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2018-10-11
President Trump says the US is pressing Saudi Arabia for answers on the fate of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi. But new questions are being raised about the US role after a Washington Post report that U.S. intelligence intercepted communications of Saudi officials discussing a plan to capture and "lay hands on" Khashoggi. We speak to… | The post Is the U.S. Complicit in Saudi Journalist's Disappearance?
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Hurricane Michael Pummels Communities in Florida, a State Led by a Climate Change-Denying Governor
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-10-11
At least two people have died since Hurricane Michael made landfall in Florida and Georgia on Wednesday. It is the third most powerful storm to ever hit the U.S. mainland, and meteorologists say it is supercharged by warmer-than-usual water in the Gulf of Mexico. But Florida Governor Rick Scott has a long history of denying climate change. In 2011, his administration reportedly banned state employees in Florida's Department of Environmental Protection from using the terms "climate change," "global warming" and "sea level rise." We speak with Gloria Horning, a social and environmental justice advocate. She serves…
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Is the U.S. Complicit in Saudi Journalist's Disappearance?
Shared by Aaron Maté | therealnews.com | 2018-10-11
President Trump says the US is pressing Saudi Arabia for answers on the fate of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi. But new questions are being raised about the US role after a Washington Post report that U.S. intelligence intercepted communications of Saudi officials discussing a plan to capture and "lay hands on" Khashoggi. We speak to… | The post Is the U.S. Complicit in Saudi Journalist's Disappearance?
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Pulp Fiction in Istanbul, or, the Looming Turkey-Saudi Cold War
Juan Cole | thenation.com | 2018-10-11
Pulp Fiction in Istanbul, or, the Looming Turkey-Saudi Cold War…
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Pentagon report points to US preparations for total war
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-10-11
Amid an intensification of military tensions with Russia and China, the Pentagon has produced a document proposing to "retool" US society for "great power conflict."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/10…

NASA ready to leave ISS crew-less if Soyuz not cleared by 2019
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-11
NASA officials have said that the International Space Station (ISS) could be left unmanned after a Russian Soyuz spacecraft was forced to make an emergency landing when its rocket booster malfunctioned.
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'Should I be UN ambassador?' Dennis Rodman makes bizarre VIDEO on horseback
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-11
Dennis Rodman, retired basketball player and unlikely friend to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, has made yet another odd appearance – this time making a video on horseback and asking if he should become the next UN ambassador.
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Saudi envoy leaves US, Washington expects 'report' on Khashoggi on his return
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-11
Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the US has unexpectedly left for Riyadh, with the State Department saying they did not request it but "expect" the envoy to return with information about the missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
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US veterans overwhelmingly want troops out of Afghanistan — poll
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-11
A new poll shows a majority of US residents support withdrawing all troops from Afghanistan, 17 years into a war that shows no signs of ending. Support for winding down the interminable conflict is even higher among veterans.
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Mike Pompeo: The US Wants The Entire Middle East To Look Like Israel
Middle East Monitor | iranian.com | 2018-10-11
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said yesterday that "Israel is everything we want the entire Middle East to look like going forward" and that US-Israel relations are "stronger than ever". Speaking at an award ceremony held by the Jewish Institute for National Security of America in Washington DC, Pompeo hailed Israel as "democratic and […] | The post Mike Pompeo: The US Wants The Entire Middle East To Look Like Israel appeared first on The Irania…
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Murder in Istanbul
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-10-11
The apparent brutal assassination of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul exposes the criminality not only of the Saudi regime, but also its principal patron, US imperialism.
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WATCH: Kanye's insane White House solo that left Trump mindblown
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-11
From "alternate universes" and the concept of time to serious arguments about prison slavery, fatherhood and racism, rapper Kanye West owned the Oval Office in a televised monologue that left everyone scratching their heads.
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Pompeo complained that North & South Korea talk peace without him — South FM
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-11
The US Secretary of State expressed "discontent" with peaceful negotiations between North and South Korea, which signed a military pact during last month's summit without consulting him.
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Don't Call Nikki Haley a Moderate. She's an Extremist on Israel, Iran, and Human Rights
Mehdi Hasan | theintercept.com | 2018-10-11
Trump's outgoing U.N. ambassador is getting applause from the media for being so moderate. But Haley has been a champion for right-wing causes. | The post Don't Call Nikki Haley a Moderate. She's an Extremist on Israel, Iran, and Human Rights. appeared first on The Intercept.
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US won't give 'one single dollar' for Syria reconstruction until Iranian forces are out — Pompeo
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-11
The US will spend no more money on the reconstruction of war-ravaged Syria if it does not see off Iranian troops, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said. The US previously said it would stay in Syria as long as Iran is there.
rt.com/usa/440946-pompeo-iran-tr…

Let's Use Social Media to Put Pressure on Saudi Arabia Over Jamal Khashoggi's Disappearance
Shaun King | theintercept.com | 2018-10-11
The internet won't let go of the story of Jamal Khashoggi's apparent assassination — and that's a good thing for justice. | The post Let's Use Social Media to Put Pressure on Saudi Arabia Over Jamal Khashoggi's Disappearance appeared first on The Intercept.
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Saudi Arabia's Story Unravels As Turkey Applies Pressure Over Jamal Khashoggi
James Carey | iranian.com | 2018-10-11
While Saudi Arabia often gets away with human rights abuses and the murder of critics, they may have made a mistake in trying to pull this scheme off under the nose of a competitor for regional power; Turkey. he case of the missing journalist, Jamal Khashoggi has become an international blunder on the Saudi's part, […] | The post Saudi Arabia's Story Unravels As Turkey Applies Pressure Over Jamal Khashoggi appeared first on The Iranian.
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Rand Paul suggests cutting off military aid to Saudi Arabia until missing journalist is found
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-11
Kentucky Senator Rand Paul has said he will introduce a bill that would cut off military aid to Saudi Arabia until the missing Saudi-born dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi is found safe and well.
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Is This the Beginning of the End of the U.S.-Saudi Alliance?
Zaid Jilani | theintercept.com | 2018-10-11
The disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi last Tuesday is threatening to upend the terms of the decadeslong alliance between the United States and Saudi Arabia. In the nine days since Khashoggi, a Saudi Arabian resident of Virginia and a Washington Post columnist, was last seen entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, politicians, media figures, and foreign policy elites — even those who have fawned over the authoritarian Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman — have grown increasingly critical of the U.S.-Saudi alliance. | The U.S. has long given the Saudis a blank check, politically and militarily, and…
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Michael Mann: We Are Even Closer To Climate Disaster Than IPCC Predicts
Shared by Dharna Noor | therealnews.com | 2018-10-10
A new report from the world's leading body on climate change says we could see catastrophic global warming by 2030, and climate scientist Michael Mann says their predictions are too conservative | The post Michael Mann: We Are Even Closer To Climate Disaster Than IPCC Predicts appeared first on The Real News Network.
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American Officials Could Be Prosecuted for War Crimes in Yemen
Mohamad Bazzi | thenation.com | 2018-10-10
American Officials Could Be Prosecuted for War Crimes in Yemen…
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Rashid Khalidi: From Iran to Palestine, Nikki Haley Put a Nice Face on Trump's "Horrific" U.S. Policies
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-10-10
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley has announced she is resigning her post at the end of the year. The former South Carolina governor–one of the few women in Trump's Cabinet–gave no reason for her departure. During Nikki Haley's time as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, the United States withdrew from the Paris climate accord; the U.N. Human Rights Council; the Iran nuclear deal; UNRWA, the U.N. agency that provides humanitarian aid to Palestinians; and UNESCO, the U.N. educational and cultural agency. We speak with Rashid Khalidi, Edward Said professor of Arab studies at Columbia…
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Immigrant Families Living in the US Are Still Fighting for Their Right to Stay Together
Michelle Chen | thenation.com | 2018-10-10
Immigrant Families Living in the US Are Still Fighting for Their Right to Stay Together…
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'We've Seen the Total Failure of Repressive Policies'
Janine Jackson | fair.org | 2018-10-10
Janine Jackson interviewed Hannah Hetzer about Trump's new "war on drugs" for the September 28, 2018, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. | Media…
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Rashid Khalidi on the U.S. Backing of Brutal Saudi Regime & the Disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-10-10
It's been more than a week since Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi disappeared after entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul last Tuesday, sparking international concern. Now, a Turkish official has told The New York Times that Khashoggi was assassinated inside the consulate by a team of 15 Saudi operatives who used a bone saw to dismember his body before smuggling body parts out of the building. We speak with Rashid Khalidi, Edward Said professor of Arab studies at Columbia University. He is the author of several books, including "Brokers of Deceit: How the U.S. Has Undermined Peace in the Middle East."
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Michael Mann: We Are Even Closer To Climate Disaster Than IPCC Predicts
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2018-10-10
A new report from the world's leading body on climate change says we could see catastrophic global warming by 2030, and climate scientist Michael Mann says their predictions are too conservative | The post Michael Mann: We Are Even Closer To Climate Disaster Than IPCC Predicts appeared first on The Real News Network.
therealnews.com/stories/michael-…

Space race: Richard Branson trolls Elon Musk, says he must sleep more
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-10
With a new space race heating up, two business titans could be set for a war of words of galactic proportions as Sir Richard Branson has offered some unsolicited advice to his rival Elon Musk.
rt.com/news/440878-branson-troll…

'Sooner than you think': Trump vows swift reaction to India's S-400 purchase from Russia
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-10
US President Donald Trump said India will soon "find out" what Washington prepared in response to its purchase of advanced Russian S-400 missile defense systems in defiance of America's pressure.
rt.com/usa/440917-trump-response…

US senators demand Magnitsky Act probe, sanctions on Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi disappearance
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-10
A group of Republican and Democrat senators united to demand an investigation into the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at a consulate in Turkey. This could lead to sanctions against Saudi Arabia within 120 days.
rt.com/usa/440922-trump-letter-s…

'Certain groups will do anything to win': Steven Seagal scoffs at alleged Trump-Russia collusion
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-10
Action star Steven Seagal dismissed alleged collusion between Donald Trump's presidential campaign and Russia as fiction, warning that "certain groups" will do or say anything to push through their political agendas.
rt.com/usa/440846-steven-seagal-…

US Defense Secretary Mattis wants 80% of key fighter jets ready for war
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-10
US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has called on the Pentagon to bring at least 80 percent of its key fighter jets to combat readiness. For a country always at war with someone, surprisingly few of its warplanes are kept sky-worthy.
rt.com/usa/440824-mattis-pentago…

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