2018-12-11: Social Media Postees

War Over Ukraine?
Sheldon Richman | counterpunch.org | 2018-12-11
Photo Source NASA | CC BY 2.0Today, the United States and Allies conducted an extraordinary flight under the Open Skies Treaty. The timing of this flight is intended to reaffirm U.S. commitment to Ukraine and other partner nations.‚Äé | The United States is resolute in our support for the security of European nations. | –Department of Defense news release, Dec. 6, 2018 | Who wants to go to war…
counterpunch.org/2018/12/11/war-over-ukraine/

Vladimir Putin Outmaneuvers the U.S. Yet Again
Daniel Lazare | truthdig.com | 2018-12-11
Don't look now, but Vladimir Putin has racked up another win in his latest skirmish with the west. | The victory took place Nov. 25 in the Kerch Strait, the narrow strip of water separating the disputed Crimean Peninsula from the Russian mainland to the east. It occurred when the Russian coast guard fired on and seized three Ukrainian naval vessels. As always, the details are in dispute, with the Ukrainians claiming that their boats informed the Russians about their plans to navigate the strait but received no reply and Russia saying the opposite. | But there's no doubt as to the result. By briefly closing the st…
truthdig.com/articles/vladimir-putin-outmaneuvers-the-u-s-yet-again/

The "Yellow Vests" Are Not "Russian Agents"
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-11
The "Yellow Vests" have spontaneously employed the social media networking tactics most commonly associated with Hybrid Warfare, which is direct proof that this cutting-edge regime change technology has finally blown back and is beginning to undermine political stability in Western … | The post The "Yellow Vests" Are Not "Russian Agents" appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/the-yellow-vests-are-not-russian-agents/5662476

Activists Found Guilty of Terrorism-Related Offense for Stopping U.K. Migrant Deportations
Rebecca Nathanson | theintercept.com | 2018-12-11
The guilty verdict arrived around lunchtime on December 10 — Human Rights Day, which this year marked the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It signaled the end of a nine-week trial and three days of jury deliberations in Chelmsford Crown Court, about 30 miles northeast of London. More than a year and a half after the 15 defendants had locked themselves around a deportation charter flight at London's Stansted Airport, successfully stopping it from taking off, the defendants were convicted of intentional disruption of services at an aerodrome, a terrorism-related offense with a po…
theintercept.com/2018/12/11/stansted-15-trial-verdict/

Mexico's Solution to the Border Crisis
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2018-12-11
López Obrador's $20 billion development plan gives Washington a chance to help rectify the historic damage it's done to the living conditions of people in Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador, writes Patrick Lawrence. A Latin American Marshall Plan, at a… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2018/12/11/mexicos-solution-to-border-crisis/

Uprising in France — The Anatomy of Populism and Challenging the Matrix
Aleksandr Dugin | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-11
The protests in France, symbolized by yellow vests, cover an increasingly large part of society. Political experts have already called this movement a "new revolution". The scale of the "yellow vest" movement is already so serious that it is absolutely … | The post Uprising in France — The Anatomy of Populism and Challenging the Matrix appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/uprising-in-france-the-anatomy-of-populism-and-challenging-the-matrix/5662479

See No Evil, See No Good: The Truth Is Not Black and White
Matthew Johnson | counterpunch.org | 2018-12-11
It is hard to watch TV these days without seeing reports pertaining to the recent death of the elder George Bush — former president, CIA director, and whitewashed war criminal. I call him a "whitewashed war criminal" because there are inconvenient truths that the mainstream media would rather ignore in favor of the usual hero…
counterpunch.org/2018/12/11/see-no-evil-see-no-good-the-truth-is-not-black-and-white/

The Macron Implosion — Will It Spread to Other EU Members?
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-11
The Yellow Vest Movement — weekend 8 and 9 December — Round 4. Some say, they are the worst riots in France since the student-driven mini-Revolution of May 1968. Over the four weekends, hundreds of thousands were in the streets, … | The post The Macron Implosion — Will It Spread to Other EU Members? appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/the-macron-implosion-will-it-spread-to-other-eu-members/5662517

Macron Caves to Yellow Vest Rebellion, Announces Wage Increase and Tax Relief
Tyler Durden | theantimedia.com | 2018-12-11
(ZHE) — In his first public comments in more than a week, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday that his administration will show "no mercy" towards "Yellow Vest" protesters who have committed violence over the last four weeks of demonstrations across the country, while also announcing a series of economic measures in an attempt to restore …

Macron Caves to Yellow Vest Rebellion, Announces Wage Increase and Tax Relief

Afghanistan: Suicide bomber targets security convoy in Kabul
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2018-12-11
At least 12 killed, six wounded in a Taliban ambush that hit a convoy of security personnel in Kabul.
aljazeera.com/news/2018/12/afghanistan-suicide-bomber-targets-security-convoy-kabul-181211082400622.html

Senior Israeli Lawmaker Calls for Killing All Palestinians, "Because they are just Nazis Anyhow"
Days of Palestine | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-11
Chair of the Defence Committee at the Israeli Parliament Avi Dichter has called for killing all the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. | As he was commenting on the peaceful protests of the Great March of Return taking place along the … | The post Senior Israeli Lawmaker Calls for Killing All Palestinians, "Because they are just Nazis Anyhow" appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/senior-israeli-lawmaker-calls-for-killing-all-palestinians-because-they-are-just-nazis-anyhow/5662548

Video: U.S. Officially Accuses Assad, Russia of Staging Chemical Attack in Aleppo
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-11
On December 7, the US State Department finally released an official statement on the November 24 chemical attack, which hit the government-controlled city of Aleppo injuring over 100 people. However, instead of condemning terrorist groups, which used chemical weapons, the … | The post Video: U.S. Officially Accuses Assad, Russia of Staging Chemical Attack in Aleppo appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/video-u-s-officially-accuses-assad-russia-of-staging-chemical-attack-in-aleppo/5662483

The IRS Has Been Gutted Beyond All Recognition
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2018-12-11
A new ProPublica reports finds the rich have benefitted from a years-long campaign to slash the agency's budget to the tune of billions. | The post The IRS Has Been Gutted Beyond All Recognition appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
truthdig.com/articles/the-irs-has-been-gutted-beyond-all-recognition/

Gli Usa si preparano allo scontro con Russia e Cina
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-11
L'arte della guerra. Dal rapporto ufficiale 2018 dalla Commissione incaricata dal Congresso degli Stati uniti di vagliare la strategia di difesa nazionale, emerge come Washington sia disposta a tutto pur di conservare la ´ineguagliata potenza militare ª su cui gli Usa … | The post Gli Usa si preparano allo scontro con Russia e Cina appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/gli-usa-si-preparano-allo-scontro-con-russia-e-cina/5662515

How Reuters Slandered Venezuela's Social Benefits Card
Maria Paez Victor | counterpunch.org | 2018-12-11
The Venezuelan government has promoted a Social Benefits Card to facilitate the distribution of goods and services at a time when the country is beset by a pernicious financial blockade that makes it difficult to access food and medicine. The sanctions applied against Venezuela by the USA, Canada and European allies are ILLEGAL. They violate…
counterpunch.org/2018/12/11/how-reuters-slandered-venezuelas-social-benefits-card/

UN Expectations Low for Difficult Yemen Negotiations Now Underway in Sweden
Ahmed Abdulkareem | mintpressnews.com | 2018-12-11
Among the issues under discussion in Yemen peace negotiations are potential humanitarian corridors, a prisoner swap, the reopening of the defunct Sana'a International Airport, and the fate of the crucial port city of Hodeida. | The post UN Expectations Low for Difficult Yemen Negotiations Now Underway in Sweden appeared first on MintPress News.
mintpressnews.com/un-expectations-low-for-difficult-yemen-negotiations-now-underway-in-sweden/252716/

RussiaGate, the Mueller Investigation and the Clinton Foundation
F. William Engdahl | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-11
On December 7 after weeks of legal resistance, former FBI Director James Comey was forced to appear at a closed-door hearing convened by Republicans in the House of Representatives. The hearing was called to investigate political bias by Comey and … | The post RussiaGate, the Mueller Investigation and the Clinton Foundation appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/peter-comey-it-matters/5662487

World's Biggest Emitters Must Act Now to Stop Devastating Climate Change
Shared by Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2018-12-11
The 24th United Nations climate summit comes amid growing warnings about the catastrophic danger climate change poses to the world. In October, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warned that humanity has only a dozen years to mitigate climate change or face global catastrophe — with severe droughts, floods, sea level rise and extreme heat set to cause mass displacement and poverty. But on Saturday, the United States, Saudi Arabia, Russia and Kuwait blocked language "welcoming" the landmark IPCC climate report. New studies show global carbon emissions may have risen as much 3.7 percent in 20…
truthout.org/video/worlds-biggest-emitters-must-act-now-to-stop-devastating-climate-change/

Russia Slams US Reaction to Military Cooperation with Venezuela
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2018-12-11
Russia sent military airplanes to Venezuela to show its willingness to defend the country against a " foreign military intervention." | RELATED: | Venezuela, Russia Begin Defense Training Exercises | The deployment did not go unnoticed by the White Hou…
telesurenglish.net/news/Undiplomatic-Russia-Rejects-US-Reaction-to-Military-Cooperation-with-Venezuela-20181211-0002.html

Participatory Development: A Humanitarian Alternative to Migration
Dr. Yossef Ben-Meir | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-11
December 2018 is gearing up to be a pivotal month for migration on the world stage, and the epicentre is here, in Marrakech, Morocco, with two high-level fora taking place concerning development and migration. However, in order for the discussions … | The post Participatory Development: A Humanitarian Alternative to Migration appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/participatory-development-a-humanitarian-alternative-to-migration/5662531

Macron's Woefully Inadequate Concessions. The Power of Money, "Poisoned Economic Medicine"
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-11
All politicians lie, cheat and deceive in deference to special interests they serve. Ignore what politicians say. Follow only what they do. Their policies speak for themselves. Macron is a former Rothschild banker/economy minister beholden to monied interests. His Monday … | The post Macron's Woefully Inadequate Concessions. The Power of Money, "Poisoned Economic Medicine" appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/macrons-woefully-inadequate-concessions-the-power-of-money-poisoned-economic-medicine/5662559

UN says 250,000 refugees could return to Syria in 2019
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2018-12-11
aljazeera.com/news/2018/12/250000-refugees-return-syria-2019-181211134022694.html

The Homelessness Crisis Deepens Across North America
John Clarke | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-11
As an organizer with the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP) in Toronto, I am only too aware of how much worse the homeless crisis has become in this city over the last three years. As a result of community pressure, … | The post The Homelessness Crisis Deepens Across North America appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/the-homelessness-crisis-deepens-across-north-america/5662535

Sanders and Warren Are Challenging the Post–Cold War Foreign-Policy Establishment
Katrina vanden Heuvel | thenation.com | 2018-12-11
Sanders and Warren Are Challenging the Post–Cold War Foreign-Policy Establishment…
thenation.com/article/sanders-and-warren-are-challenging-the-post-cold-war-foreign-policy-establishment/

Resistance is Not Terrorism
Nino Pagliccia | counterpunch.org | 2018-12-11
Resistance is not terrorism. And yet we do have resistance against oppressing rightwing neoliberal policies, and we do have spreading terrorism; but those words should never be associated in a causal relationship. If anything resistance is self-defense against warfare and terrorism! Let me explain. Why do we have resistance? Today we live in a continuous…
counterpunch.org/2018/12/11/resistance-is-not-terrorism/

The Nobel Interview: Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2018-12-11
An exclusive interview with Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege on the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war.
aljazeera.com/programmes/specialseries/2018/12/nobel-interview-nadia-murad-denis-mukwege-181211082358357.html

Climate's last stand: why Extinction Rebellion protesters are breaking the law (commentary)
Eds. | mronline.org | 2018-12-11
Even if we cut emissions by 3.5 percent a year after 2020, we'll hit 4 degrees Celsius warming by the end of this century. Just let that sink in for a minute. When babies born now are in their 80s, there could be no human civilization left to speak of. | Source…
mronline.org/2018/12/11/climates-last-stand-why-extinction-rebellion-protesters-are-breaking-the-law-commentary/

Police Violence and Mass Policing in the U.S
Howard Lisnoff | counterpunch.org | 2018-12-11
Wondering which side police in the U.S. are on…. left or right, is a more certain social science proposition than attempting to guess how many angels can safely fit on the head of a pin. For those close to protest from the 1950s through today, including all facets of left protest, the broken and murdered…
counterpunch.org/2018/12/11/police-violence-and-mass-policing-in-the-u-s/

She Works Hard for the Money
Philip A Farruggio | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-11
She works hard for the money | So hard for it, honey | She works hard for the money | So you better treat her right | — Donna Summer | She just turned 30, has three children, receives no welfare (except SSI for her … | The post She Works Hard for the Money appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/she-works-hard-for-the-money/5662474

Nobel Peace Prize: The Demilitarization of International Relations, "Lay Down Your Arms"
Fredrik S. Heffermehl | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-11
Today, the world heard the very moving award speeches of Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad, who shared the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize. The two condemned sexual violence as a weapon in war, but also spoke forcefully against injustice, corruption, … | The post Nobel Peace Prize: The Demilitarization of International Relations, "Lay Down Your Arms" appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/nobel-peace-prize-the-demilitarization-of-international-relations-lay-down-your-arms/5662490

A "Patriotic" Education Study Abroad Program in Viet Nam: God Bless America, Right or Wrong!
Mark Ashwill | counterpunch.org | 2018-12-11
Last year, the College of the Ozarks (C of O), a small evangelical Christian college in Point Lookout, Missouri, organized a two-week study abroad trip Viet Nam that paired 12 students with 12 US veterans of the US War in Viet Nam. Many of the destinations were sites of battles in which the veterans had…
counterpunch.org/2018/12/11/a-patriotic-education-study-abroad-program-in-viet-nam-god-bless-america-right-or-wrong/

Remembering William Blum: Washington's Destructive Imperial Agenda
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-11
Author, historian, former State Department official-turned sharp critic of Washington's destructive imperial agenda William Blum passed away on December 9 at age 85. | In failing health for some time, his condition deteriorated markedly after a serious fall at home, passing … | The post Remembering William Blum: Washington's Destructive Imperial Agenda appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/remembering-william-blum-washingtons-destructive-imperial-agenda/5662528

The Limits Of Dissent — Glenn Greenwald And The Guardian
Media Lens | mintpressnews.com | 2018-12-11
Even a comparatively honest, Chomskyite journalist like Glenn Greenwald is either not willing or not able to tell the whole truth about a paper that has done enormous harm in promoting Perpetual War with endless nonsense about 'our' supposed 'responsibility to protect' civilians in oil-rich countries like Iraq and Libya. | The post The Limits Of Dissent — Glenn Greenwald And The Guardian appeared first on MintPress News.
mintpressnews.com/limits-dissent-glenn-greenwald-guardian/252746/

Why World War II, Not the New Deal, Ended the Great Depression
Louis Proyect | counterpunch.org | 2018-12-11
On November 27th, I wrote an article on how FDR's long-standing racism accounted for the detention of Japanese-Americans rather than security concerns following Pearl Harbor. I also noted in brief that it was WWII rather than the New Deal that ended the Great Depression. That prompted an email to CounterPunch editors taking exception to this…
counterpunch.org/2018/12/11/why-world-war-ii-not-the-new-deal-ended-the-great-depression/

HUD Official to Move into Public Housing?
Laura Flanders | counterpunch.org | 2018-12-11
The federal housing official responsible for the New York City region says she plans to move into public housing to spotlight inhumane conditions, but if she really wanted to spotlight inhumanity in housing, she'd move big money out of precious city housing stock. Longtime Trump aid Lynne Patton told the press recently that she intends…
counterpunch.org/2018/12/11/hud-official-to-move-into-public-housing/

Thousands Protest at U.N. Climate Summit
Amy Goodman | zcomm.org | 2018-12-11
This week Democracy Now! is broadcasting from the U.N. climate summit in Katowice, Poland, where the U.S., Saudi Arabia, Russia and Kuwait have blocked language "welcoming" October's landmark IPCC climate report that warned of the catastrophic effects of a global temperature increase of 1.5 degrees Celsius, beyond which global crises could unfold at a rapid Read…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/thousands-protest-at-u-n-climate-summit/

Alexis Tsipras' Failed Attempt at Democratic Socialism in Greece
John Kiriakou | mintpressnews.com | 2018-12-11
sipras has turned his back on democratic socialism. He's turned his back on the poor, the elderly, the environment, and even the victims of terrorism for no good reason. Tsipras has set back his professed democratic socialism by a generation. | The post Alexis Tsipras' Failed Attempt at Democratic Socialism in Greece appeared first on MintPress News.
mintpressnews.com/alexis-tsipras-failed-attempt-at-democratic-socialism-in-greece/252722/

Canadian court releases Huawei's Meng Wanzhou on bail
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2018-12-11
Huawei's CFO was arrested on a US warrant, in a case that has frayed ties between China and North American countries.
aljazeera.com/news/2018/12/canadian-court-releases-huawei-meng-wanzhou-bail-181211230419330.html

'Terrorism' Database Cites 'Islamophobic' Sources in Muslim Profiles
Richard Assheton | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-11
A leading financial risk database that is already facing multiple lawsuits from Muslim organisations which it suggested had links to terrorism is still using as sources websites accused of promoting far-right and Islamophobic agendas, Middle East Eye can reveal. | An … | The post 'Terrorism' Database Cites 'Islamophobic' Sources in Muslim Profiles appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/terrorism-database-cites-islamophobic-sources-in-muslim-profiles/5662550

The kindergarten giving hope to refugees in Morocco
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2018-12-11
Run by Yemeni refugees, the school located north of the capital Rabat allows kids to take charge of their own future.
aljazeera.com/indepth/inpictures/kindergarten-giving-hope-refugees-morocco-181206161735551.html

Climate Scientist: World's Richest Must Radically Change Lifestyles to Prevent Global Catastrophe
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-12-11
The 24th United Nations climate summit comes amid growing warnings about the catastrophic danger climate change poses to the world. In October, the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warned that humanity has only a dozen years to mitigate climate change or face global catastrophe–with severe droughts, floods, sea level rise and extreme heat set to cause mass displacement and poverty. But on Saturday, the United States, Saudi Arabia, Russia and Kuwait blocked language "welcoming" the landmark IPCC climate report. New studies show global carbon emissions may have risen as much 3.7 percent in 2018,…
www.democracynow.org/2018/12/11/…

Sealed with a kiss: Yemen's rivals agree to swap 16,000 prisoners
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2018-12-11
Deal will cover 8,576 people detained by the Houthis, including teachers and children, and 7,487 Houthi fighters.
aljazeera.com/news/2018/12/sealed-kiss-yemen-rivals-agree-swap-16000-prisoners-181211115436151.html

Hungary's Far-Right Government Hurtling Toward Dictatorship with Crackdown on Free Press
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-12-11
The far-right government of EU/NATO member Hungary is cracking down on independent media. Prime Minister Viktor Orban is also exploiting anti-Semitism, while closely allied with Israel. Journalist Benjamin Novak says even elections are now just a formality | The post Hungary's Far-Right Government Hurtling Toward Dictatorship with Crackdown on Free Press appeared first on The Real News Network.
therealnews.com/stories/hungarys-far-right-government-hurtling-toward-dictatorship-with-crackdown-on-free-press

Resistance against Neoliberalism Is Not Terrorism
Nino Pagliccia | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-11
Resistance is not terrorism. And yet we do have resistance against oppressing rightwing neoliberal policies, and we do have spreading terrorism; but those words should never be associated in a causal relationship. If anything resistance is self-defense against warfare and … | The post Resistance against Neoliberalism Is Not Terrorism appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/resistance-terrorism/5662499

Keep World News Unchained: We Need Your Support
The Global Research Team | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-11
Dear Global Research Readers, | As we take stock of our rapidly changing world, it can be easy to get swept along by the fierce tide of disinformation coming from many sources. While we strive for awareness and comprehension in the … | The post Keep World News Unchained: We Need Your Support appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/keep-world-news-unchained-support-global-research/12746

Lula: I Do Not Want Favors, I Just Want Justice
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2018-12-11
The former president of Brazil, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, known as Lula, said Monday that the Lava Jato prosecutor waged a judicial war against him which prevented him from being re-elected as president of the nation, asserting that he is only seeking justice. | RELATED: | Lula: No quiero favores, quiero simplemente justicia | "Today I am sure that I have a lighter dream and a calmer consci…
telesurenglish.net/news/Lula-I-Do-Not-Want-Favors-I-Just-Want-Justice-20181211-0014.html

West Bank: Settler posters call for Palestinian president killing
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2018-12-11
Notices posted by Jewish settlers feature Mahmoud Abbas in the crosshairs and labelled a 'supporter of terrorists'.
aljazeera.com/news/2018/12/west-bank-settler-posters-call-palestinian-president-killing-181211154402445.html

Gunman Kills 4 in Brazil Cathedral, Commits Suicide
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2018-12-11
A gunman opened fire in a cathedral in the southeastern Brazilian city of Campinas, near Sao Paulo, on Tuesday, killing four worshippers before committing suicide as police shot him, officials said. | RELATED: | Bolsonaro's Environment Minister Faces Fraud Accusations | Paramedics told media the man fired a revolver and a .38-caliber pistol inside the cathedral at 1 pm as mass was going on, also wounding several people before killing himself. | "A man opened fire randomly on people insi…
telesurenglish.net/news/Gunman-Kills-4-in-Brazil-Cathedral-Commits-Suicide-20181211-0025.html

Video: Prominent Turkish Backed FSA Commander Defects to Syria Government Forces
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-11
Late on December 10, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) captured a hospital building in the ISIS-held town of Hajin in the Euphrates Valley. The hospital had been among key ISIS defense points in this area. | While the situation in … | The post Video: Prominent Turkish Backed FSA Commander Defects to Syria Government Forces appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/video-prominent-turkish-backed-fsa-commander-defects-to-syria-government-forces/5662519

AFRICOM is More about Natural Resources than Fighting Terrorism
Eric Draitser | mintpressnews.com | 2018-12-11
Lucrative trade in illicit goods, drugs, human trafficking, and more has continued to line the pockets of militant organizations in Africa and the very fact that they are continuing calls into question the efficacy of, and agenda behind, the US AFRICOM force. | The post AFRICOM is More about Natural Resources than Fighting Terrorism appeared first on MintPress News.
mintpressnews.com/africom-is-more-about-natural-resources-than-fighting-terrorism/252737/

Bowdlerized Obituary: President George H. W. Bush's 1991-92 Confrontation with Israel
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-11
When George H.W. Bush died on November 30th, America's two self-proclaimed newspapers of record The Washington Post and The New York Times were both quick off the mark in publishing what appeared to be definitive obituaries of the … | The post Bowdlerized Obituary: President George H. W. Bush's 1991-92 Confrontation with Israel appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/bowdlerized-obituary-president-g-h-w-bushs-1991-92-confrontation-with-israel/5662543

World's Richest Must Radically Change Lifestyles to Prevent Global Catastrophe
CP Editor | counterpunch.org | 2018-12-11
counterpunch.org/2018/12/11/worlds-richest-must-radically-change-lifestyles-to-prevent-global-catastrophe/

A Pentagon Famous for "Losing" $Trillions Makes "Accounting Error" and Refuels Saudi Yemen-Bombing Jets for Free
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2018-12-11
The Pentagon's "accounting error" regarding the refueling of coalition jets in Yemen is just another swindle in a long line of accounting issues from the poshest military in the world. | The post A Pentagon Famous for "Losing" $Trillions Makes "Accounting Error" and Refuels Saudi Yemen-Bombing Jets for Free appeared first on MintPress News.
mintpressnews.com/pentagon-accounting-error-had-us-taxpayers-paying-to-refuel-saudi-jets-in-yemen/252709/

Africa: Nigerian and Ugandan Poets Win 'Africa's Nobel Prize'
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2018-12-11
Two poets win the prestigious Wole Soyinka US$10,000-prize. | RELATED: | Nigerian poet and professor, Tanure Ojaide, and Ugandan poet and journalist, Harriet Anena, won the prize from a list of 110 submissions, from 11 African countries. | Anena won on her "A Nation in Labour" poem, while Ojaide was selected for his "Songs of Myself." | Anena is the first Ugandan to win the prestigious prize. | Her Nation in Labour's social commentary and perspective stands out, "a collection of social conscience poetry" which takes on "the giant politician, the restless citizen, the clueless youth, those struggling to heal fr…
telesurenglish.net/news/Africa-Nigerian-and-Ugandan-Poets-Win-Africas-Nobel-Prize-20181211-0004.html

Gunman kills four worshippers during Mass at Brazil cathedral
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2018-12-11
Authorities say the suspected shooter was wounded in a firefight with police before turning gun on himself.
aljazeera.com/news/2018/12/gunman-kills-worshippers-mass-brazil-cathedral-181211231059804.html

Russia scoffs at US criticism of bomber deployment to Venezuela
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2018-12-11
Massive Tu-160 bomber is capable of carrying conventional or nuclear-tipped cruise missiles with a range of 5,550km.
aljazeera.com/news/2018/12/clone.of.russia-scoffs-criticism-bomber-deployment.html

Yemen Peace Talks: Houthis and Gov't Exchange Prisoner Lists
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2018-12-11
Yemen's Houthi rebel fighters and the Saudi-backed government exchanged lists of around 15,000 prisoners in total Tuesday as part of a swap agreed to as a confidence-building measure at the start of U.N.-sponsored peace talks. | RELATED: | Yemen: Houthis Urge Transitional Gov't With All Parties |…
telesurenglish.net/news/Yemen-Peace-Talks-Houthis-and-Govt-Exchange-Prisoner-Lists-20181211-0006.html

"Fake News" Is Fake News, according to William Blum
William Blum | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-11
The people who created Facebook & Google must be smart. They're billionaires, their companies are worth multi-multi billions, their programs are used by billions around the world. But all these smart people, because of Congressional pressure, have swallowed the stories about "fake news". Facebook hired a very large staff of people to read everything posted by users to weed out the fake stuff. | The post "Fake News" Is Fake News, according to William Blum appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/fake-news-is-fake-news/5628705

US Threatens to Punish China as "Hard Deadline" Looms for Trade Deal
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2018-12-11
(ANTIWAR.COM) — With reports that the US and China are getting close to a deal to settle a protracted trade war, the hopes to get everything finalized in 90 days have suddenly become an ultimatum. Now, US officials are warning that the 90 days is a "hard deadline." US trade representative Robert Lighthizer warned on Sunday that the …

US Threatens to Punish China as "Hard Deadline" Looms for Trade Deal

Pompeo blasted for hypocrisy on Twitter after saying Russia 'squandering' public funds on military
RT | rt.com | 2018-12-11
A tweet posted by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo condemning the landing of two Russian bombers in Venezuela as a "squandering" of public money, has quickly backfired, with many eager to point out some glaring hypocrisies. | …
rt.com/usa/446182-pompeo-venezuela-russia-tweet/

Loyal dog guards burned-down house weeks after California wildfire (VIDEOS, PHOTOS)
RT | rt.com | 2018-12-11
The California Camp Fire unleashed a ferocious wave of fiery destruction that caught most residents unaware; many were forced to leave behind their loyal pets, fearing they'd never see them again. But never give up hope. | …
rt.com/usa/446185-loyal-dog-survives-california-wildfire/

Google CEO Hammered by Members of Congress on China Censorship Plan
Ryan Gallagher | theintercept.com | 2018-12-11
Google CEO Sundar Pichai came under fire from lawmakers on Tuesday over the company's secretive plan to launch a censored search engine in China. | During a hearing held by the House Judiciary Committee, Pichai faced sustained questions over the China plan, known as Dragonfly, which would blacklist broad categories of information about democracy, human rights, and peaceful protest. | The hearing began with an opening statement from Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., who said launching a censored search engine in China would "strengthen China's system of surveillance and repression." McCarthy questioned whether it was…
theintercept.com/2018/12/11/google-congressional-hearing/

DuPont Has Spread Its Pollution Around the World. Now It Wants to Filter Your Contaminated Drinking Water
Sharon Lerner | theintercept.com | 2018-12-11
DuPont opened a factory in Saudi Arabia last week that will produce reverse osmosis water filters to remove contaminants, including those caused by DuPont. | The post DuPont Has Spread Its Pollution Around the World. Now It Wants to Filter Your Contaminated Drinking Water. appeared first on The Intercept.
theintercept.com/2018/12/11/dupont-water-filter-saudi-arabia/

Brazilian auto workers denounce union blackout of GM's planned factory closures
WSWS | wsws.org | 2018-12-11
Workers at Brazil's oldest functioning auto plant outside of Sà£o Paulo expressed concern over the global implications of GM's restructuring plans.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/12…

Australian university moves to sack academic critical of Israeli and US wars
WSWS | wsws.org | 2018-12-11
The University of Sydney's suspension of Tim Anderson is aimed at intimidating students and academics opposed to escalating militarism and war.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/12…

MbS Tries To Restart The Lebanese War
Paul R. Pillar | iranian.com | 2018-12-11
The record of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MbS) as de facto ruler of Saudi Arabia has included a trail of regional destabilization. Foremost on this record has been an air war in Yemen that has turned that nation into a humanitarian disaster. Other entries on MbS's foreign affairs resumé have included extraterritorial reprisals against domestic critics […] | The post MbS Tries To Restart The Lebanese War appeared first on The Iranian.
iranian.com/2018/12/11/mbs-restart-lebanese-war/

Saudi Arabia's Biggest Geopolitical Error
Gregory Copley | iranian.com | 2018-12-11
War is inherently risk-intense, and therefore is not by any to be entered into unadvisedly or lightly. The more comprehensive the engagement the less predictable the outcome. So it is with the Saudi Coalition's present intervention in Yemen. Nothing is more important than having clear, strategically valid goals and absolute imperatives before engaging in warfare. […] | The post Saudi Arabia's Biggest Geopolitical Error appeared first on The Iranian.
iranian.com/2018/12/10/saudi-arabias-biggest-geopolitical-error/

Two Missile Launchers Found In Yemen Appear To Be From Iran: U.N
RFE | iranian.com | 2018-12-11
Two launch units for anti-tank guided missiles recovered by a Saudi-led military coalition in Yemen appear to have been manufactured in Iran during 2016 and 2017, according to a confidential United Nations report seen by Reuters on Tuesday. But U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres does not specifically state whether the discovery of the units in Yemen […] | The post Two Missile Launchers Found In Yemen Appear To Be From Iran: U.N appeared first on The Iranian.
iranian.com/2018/12/11/missile-launchers-yemen-from-iran/

Iran's Non-Oil Exports Over $31 Billion In 8 Months. 13% Increase Compared To Same Period Last Year
Tasnim News | iranian.com | 2018-12-11
Speaking to the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB), the head of the Trade Promotion Organization of Iran, Mohammad Reza Modoudi, said the total value of non-oil exports during the first eight months of 2018 has surpassed $31.5 bln, showing a 13 percent increase compared to the same period last year. "During this period, we […] | The post Iran's Non-Oil Exports Over $31 Billion In 8 Months. 13% Increase Compared To Same Period Last Year appeared first on The Iranian.
iranian.com/2018/12/11/irans-non-oil-exports-over-31-billion/

Iranian Official Confirms Missile Test Condemned By US
Middle East Eye | iranian.com | 2018-12-11
Iran confirmed on Tuesday that it carried out a recent medium-range ballistic missile test in what the US and other Western countries have said could be a violation of a United Nations resolution. "We are continuing our missile tests and this recent one was a significant test," Brigadier General Amirali Hajizadeh, a Revolutionary Guards aerospace commander, […] | The post Iranian Official Confirms Missile Test Condemned By US appeared first on The Iranian.
iranian.com/2018/12/11/iran-confirms-missile-test/

Why Does The MSM Let Trump Set The News Agenda, Every Minute Of Every Day?
Tom Engelhardt | iranian.com | 2018-12-11
Breaking News! — as NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt often puts it when beginning his evening broadcast. Here, in summary, is my view of the news that's breaking in the United States on just about any day of the week: Trump. Trump. Trump. Trump. Trump. Or rather (in the president's style): Trump! Trump! Trump! Trump! Trump!!!!!!!! […] | The post Why Does The MSM Let Trump Set The News Agenda, Every Minute Of Every Day? appeared first on The Iranian.
iranian.com/2018/12/11/trump-news-agenda/

Oppose nuclear weapons? Stop backing the companies that produce them
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2018-12-11
Research published by Don't Bank on the Bomb Scotland in September revealed the extent of Scotland's investments in nuclear weapons companies, including shares worth nearly £300 million held by the Scottish local government pension funds. | This week, new analysis by The Ferret showed that the Scottish Parliamentary Pension Scheme (SPPS) holds shares worth £2 million in fossil fuels, arms and tobacco companies. This includes £175,495 in Rolls Royce, one of four key contractors involved in Britain's Trident nuclear…
greenleft.org.au/content/oppose-nuclear-weapons-stop-backing-companies-produce-them

Time honours Khashoggi, four others as Person of the Year
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2018-12-11
Journalists from Myanmar, Philippines, Saudi Arabia and a newspaper in the US named as 2018's 'Guardians' of truth.
aljazeera.com/news/2018/12/time-honours-khashoggi-person-year-181211135110023.html

City Awards Police 12.5 Percent Raise, Bypasses Public Input
Oakland Post | indybay.org | 2018-12-11
The Oakland City Council, bypassing opportunities for public input, rushed to approve a Schaaf administration agreement with the Oakland Police Officers Association (OPOA) that gives officers a 12.5 percent raise over the next five years and locks in controversial provisions that reform advocates say are hampering efforts to strengthen police accountability.
indybay.org/newsitems/2018/12/11/18819728.php

Last Council Meeting of 2018 What's Missing? Freeze/Just Eviction Protecton Extension !
Robert Norse | indybay.org | 2018-12-11
In the last regular scheduled Council meeting of the year outgoing Mayor Terrazas won't put on the agenda an item to extend the Rent Freeze/Just Eviction Protection that the Council passed overwhelmingly in February. That measure expires on today December 11th once the election results are accepted by the Council. It leaves tenants vulnerable to exorbitant rental increases. I have written several letters demanding the "progressive" Council members (who constitute a majority in the middle of the evening session) act to raise awareness and muster public pressure to stop this.
indybay.org/newsitems/2018/12/11/18819712.php

Which way forward for France's "yellow vest" protests?
WSWS | wsws.org | 2018-12-10
The critical question is the independent organization of the working class, in France and internationally, in the preparation of a European general strike.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/12…

France's Yellow Vests: Fuel Tax Hike Triggers Poverty, Finances War and Repayment of the Public Debt
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-10
President Emmanuel Macron is an instrument of the financial establishment, a former employee of the Rothschilds, acting on their behalf, enforcing a profit driven macro-economic agenda as well boosting the revenues of the military contractors. | The post France's Yellow Vests: Fuel Tax Hike Triggers Poverty, Finances War and Repayment of the Public Debt appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/frances-yellow-vests-fuel-tax-hike-triggers-poverty-finances-war-and-the-public-debt/5662327

George H.W. Bush: War Criminal, CIA Spy, Oil Tycoon, Embodiment of US Elite
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-12-10
President George H. W. Bush was an elite custodian of capitalism and empire, with countless victims, from Iraq to Panama. The former oil tycoon and CIA director paved the way for Trumpism | The post George H.W. Bush: War Criminal, CIA Spy, Oil Tycoon, Embodiment of US Elite appeared first on The Real News Network.
therealnews.com/stories/george-h-w-bush-war-criminal-cia-spy-oil-tycoon-embodiment-of-us-elite

A Doer of Good among Rats and Snakes: The Vindication of Activist and Journalist Randy Credico
Jimmysllama | mintpressnews.com | 2018-12-10
Credico has taken a beating from both sides of the political spectrum, with the left blaming him for Donald Trump's ascension to the White House while the far-right has condemned him for the troubles that seem to be brewing for Trump and their fallen hero, Roger Stone. | The post A Doer of Good among Rats and Snakes: The Vindication of Activist and Journalist Randy Credico appeared first on MintPress News.
mintpressnews.com/the-vindication-of-activist-and-journalist-randy-credico/252617/

Venezuela: PSUV Sweeps Local Council Elections, Seizes Historic Opposition Strongholds
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2018-12-10
The low turnout can, in part, be attributed to opposition abstention, but is comparable to previous elections of this nature.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14180

60,000 liters of oil spills from pipeline into Brazilian bay
Lorraine Chow | peoplesworld.org | 2018-12-10
About 60,000 liters (15,850 gallons) of oil spilled from a pipeline into the Estrela River and spread to Rio de Janeiro's famed Guanabara Bay over the weekend, according to Reuters and local reports. The pipeline is owned by Transpetro, the largest oil and gas transportation company in Brazil, and a subsidiary of Petroleo Brasileiro (commonly known as Petrobras). Transpetro claims the leak …
peoplesworld.org/article/60000-liters-of-oil-spills-from-pipeline-into-brazilian-bay/

Trump and China: Going With Patent Holders Against Workers
Dean Baker | counterpunch.org | 2018-12-10
While most of us don't have access to the inner workings of the Trump administration to know exactly what is going on with its negotiations with China, given the public accounts and statements, it seems workers have clearly lost. Trump seems to have made the concerns of companies like Boeing, who want more help maintaining…
counterpunch.org/2018/12/10/trump-and-china-going-with-patent-holders-against-workers/

A Marxist theory‚Ä® of women's oppression
Eds. | mronline.org | 2018-12-10
In the new introduction to Lise Vogel's Marxism and the Oppression of Women: Toward a Unitary Theory, Susan Ferguson and David McNally comment on the book's "curious life-history." They describe it, quite correctly, as a book that has lived largely in obscurity in spite of its innovative approach to the question of Marxism and women's […] | Source…
mronline.org/2018/12/10/a-marxist-theory%e2%80%a8-of-womens-oppression/

Boots Riley: 'I'm putting forward ideas about how we can change things'
Eds. | mronline.org | 2018-12-10
Sorry to Bother You pairs a righteous political fury with surrealist flights of fancy. Writer-director Boots Riley explains how he came up with 2018's wildest comedy. | Source…
mronline.org/2018/12/10/boots-riley-im-putting-forward-ideas-about-how-we-can-change-things/

AIPAC Affiliated Group Targets 'Pacific Progressive Leaders' for Israel Propaganda Trips
Alison Weir | mintpressnews.com | 2018-12-10
An $85 million Israel advocacy organization is taking local American officials identified as "progressive" on propaganda trips to Israel. While no one will divulge the rosters, we have a few names of California participants in these extravagant, influence peddling affairs | The post AIPAC Affiliated Group Targets 'Pacific Progressive Leaders' for Israel Propaganda Trips appeared first on MintPress News.
mintpressnews.com/aipac-affiliated-group-targets-pacific-progressive-leaders-for-israel-propaganda-trips/252693/

Reviving the Nuclear Disarmament Movement: a Practical Proposal
Lawrence Wittner | counterpunch.org | 2018-12-10
In late November 2018, Noam Chomsky, the world-renowned public intellectual, remarked that "humanity faces two imminent existential threats: environmental catastrophe and nuclear war." Curiously, although a widespread environmental movement has developed to save the planet from accelerating climate change, no counterpart has emerged to take on the rising danger of nuclear disaster. Indeed, this danger…
counterpunch.org/2018/12/10/reviving-the-nuclear-disarmament-movement-a-practical-proposal/

Six Ways Betsy DeVos Gets Teachers' Unions Wrong
Peter Greene | progressive.org | 2018-12-10
DeVos's antagonism toward unions shows not only her disrespect for teachers but also how her animosity toward organized teachers warps her understanding of issues.
progressive.org/public-school-shakedown/six-ways-betsy-devos-gets-teachers-unions-wrong-181210/

Iran: Solidarity with tortured trade unionists as strike action spreads
Steve Sweeney | peoplesworld.org | 2018-12-10
Iranian communists have called for international solidarity following the arrest and torture of leading trade unionists as strike action spreads across the province of Khuzestan. Tudeh Party international secretary Navid Shomali said that the clerical regime is in a fragile position and that support for striking workers in Iran was vital. Workers at the Iranian …
peoplesworld.org/article/iran-solidarity-with-tortured-trade-unionists-as-strike-action-spreads/

Trump Has Been Broken by the Military -Security Complex. The Risk of Nuclear War
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-10
In order to protect himself from the military/security complex, President Trump has abandoned his earlier intention of normalizing relations with Russia. Just as the neoconservative ideology needs US hegemony, the military/security complex needs an enemy to justify the $1,000 billion … | The post Trump Has Been Broken by the Military -Security Complex. The Risk of Nuclear War appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/trump-has-been-broken-by-the-militarysecurity-complex-the-risk-of-nuclear-war/5662369

The Disasters of War
Richard Klin | counterpunch.org | 2018-12-10
Holy Cross/Santa Cruz Episcopal Church is located in the city of Kingston. Kingston, one of the hubs of New York's Hudson Valley, has received a good deal of attention these last few years, as New York City continues–at an ever-growing rate–to function as a domain of the wealthy. Holy Cross/Santa Cruz, though, sits amid the…
counterpunch.org/2018/12/10/the-disasters-of-war/

Thousands Protest at U.N. Climate Summit in Coal-Heavy Poland, Facing Riot Police & Intimidation
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-12-10
This week Democracy Now! is broadcasting from the U.N. climate summit in Katowice, Poland, where the U.S., Saudi Arabia, Russia and Kuwait have blocked language "welcoming" October's landmark IPCC climate report that warned of the catastrophic effects of a global temperature increase of 1.5 degrees Celsius, beyond which global crises could unfold at a rapid pace. The four countries rejected using the word "welcome," insisting that members instead "note" the findings of the widely cited U.N. report. We begin our coverage with voices of some of the thousands of climate activists from around the world who marched in…
www.democracynow.org/2018/12/10/…

Election 2020: I Can Smell the Dumpster Fires Already
Thomas Knapp | counterpunch.org | 2018-12-10
American politicians can't seem to make themselves wait until 2019 to start acting like it's 2020. Former vice president Joe Biden wants us to know that he's "the most qualified person in the country to be president." Former Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick…
counterpunch.org/2018/12/10/election-2020-i-can-smell-the-dumpster-fires-already/

Hatewatch Headlines 12/11/2018
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2018-12-10
Terror plots targeted bar, synagogue; McInnes banned from YouTube now; Miami Proud Boys hoping to take hate mainstream; and…
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2018/12/11/hatewatch-headlines-12112018

Foreign Interventions in Revolutionary Russia
Jacques R. Pauwels | counterpunch.org | 2018-12-10
All over Europe, the First World War had brought about a potentially revolutionary situation as early as 1917. In countries where the authorities continued to represent the traditional elite, exactly as had been the case in 1914, they aimed to prevent the realization of this potential by means of repression, concessions, or both. But in the case of Russia, the revolution not only broke out but succeeded, and the Bolsheviks began work on the construction of the world's very first socialist society.
counterpunch.org/2018/12/10/foreign-interventions-in-revolutionary-russia/

Thoughts on the 2018 Elections and Beyond
Dan Siegel | counterpunch.org | 2018-12-10
The November 2018 election resulted in small but important victories for the American people and the progressive movement in the United States. Democrats won a majority in the House of Representatives and flipped seven governorships. In the Deep Red South, Beto O'Rourke came close to beating the reactionary incumbent Senator Ted Cruz in Texas, and…
counterpunch.org/2018/12/10/thoughts-on-the-2018-elections-and-beyond/

As Polish Gov't Promotes Coal, Advocate Warns Coal Hastens Climate Change, Devastates Human Health
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-12-10
This year's U.N. climate summit is in Katowice, Poland, and the Polish government is using the summit to promote coal, with several state-owned Polish coal companies sponsoring parts of the talks. Democracy Now! visited the Guido coal mine near Katowice, which has been turned into a mining museum, to speak with Polish environmental lawyer Bartosz Kwiatkowski. He is the director of the Frank Bold Foundation, which is involved in numerous lawsuits challenging the expansion of coal mining in Poland.
www.democracynow.org/2018/12/10/…

The Legacy of William Blum, Renowned U.S. Foreign Policy Critic
Chris Agee | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-10
Today our thoughts are with William Blum who passed away on December 9, 2018 at age 85. | William was at the forefront of critical debate and analysis of US foreign policy. | William combined honesty and Truth with carefully documented analysis. … | The post The Legacy of William Blum, Renowned U.S. Foreign Policy Critic appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/the-legacy-of-william-blum-renowned-u-s-foreign-policy-critic/5662413

How Big Brother Grips American Minds to Support Foreign Invasions
Eric Zuesse | mintpressnews.com | 2018-12-10
For decades now, Gallup polling has shown that the most respected of all institutions by the American people is the nation's military — more than the church, more than the Presidency, more than the U.S. Supreme Court, more than the press, more than the schools, more than anything. America is invasion-nation. | The post How Big Brother Grips American Minds to Support Foreign Invasions appeared first on MintPress News.
mintpressnews.com/how-big-brother-grips-american-minds-to-support-foreign-invasions/252701/

Senate Set to Vote on Resolution to End US Role in Yemen War
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2018-12-10
State Dept: Ending war would send "a wrong message." (ANTIWAR.COM) This week, the Senate will be holding floor debates on a resolution which challenges the legality of the US war in Yemen under the War Powers Act. The bipartisan bill would require the US to withdraw support for the Saudi-led conflict. The vote is expected some time …

Senate Set to Vote on Resolution to End US Role in Yemen War

Trump Says US Military Spending Is 'Crazy' High — Then Calls for Billions More
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2018-12-10
Trump backs away from calling spending levels 'crazy' a week ago. (ANTIWAR.COM) On Monday, President Trump seemed to be positioning himself against Pentagon calls for spending increases, saying that the spending levels are already "crazy" and that he didn't envision the 2020 military budget should exceed $700 billion, despite Pentagon presumptions it would be $733 billion. Having met …

Trump Says US Military Spending Is 'Crazy' High — Then Calls for Billions More