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Letters to the Editor: Trump betrayed the Kurds. Will he try to take credit for saving them? 16.10.2019 LA Times: Opinion

The president opened the door to a Turkish invasion, and now he's trying to slam it shut. It's similar to how he creates other crisis and then tries to "solve" them.

Trump’s high crimes: Why impeachment fever is catching on — and could stop a historically destructive president 16.10.2019 Raw Story
Recently a friend who follows the news a bit less obsessively than I do said, “I thought George W. Bush was bad, but it seems like Donald Trump is even worse. What do you think?” “Well,” I replied, “in terms of causing death and destruction, I suspect Bush still has the edge.” In fact, the U.S.-led […]
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Extorting Ukraine Is Bad Enough, But Trump Has Done Much Worse 15.10.2019
Donald Trump is a threat to the whole human species, and for that he should be ...
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Robert Reich walks through all the ways Trump is selling America to foreign powers for his own personal profit 14.10.2019 Raw Story
Notorious class warrior Robert Reich wrote a sharp attack of President Donald Trump for his international policies that are doing nothing more than scoring him personal cash and power. Writing for The Guardian, Reich called Trump “the most xenophobic and isolationist American president in modern history,” saying that the president has been “selling America to […]
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Citing corruption, US slashes Afghan aid days before election 19.9.2019 Raw Story
The United States on Thursday accused Afghanistan’s government of failing to fight corruption and cut more than $160 million in direct funding, little over a week before the country’s elections. While Washington has long complained of graft by its ally, the harsh measure comes after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani clashed with President Donald Trump over […]
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ERROR: Missing Story Title 11.9.2019 The Moderate Voice

WASHINGTON — There are many things to fear about the Trump presidency. Scariest of all may be those things we don’t even know we have to worry about — such as President Trump preparing to surrender to the Taliban at Camp David on the 18th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Few could have […]

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ABC, NBC Aid Biden’s Rationalization of Inaccurate Medal Pinning Story 30.8.2019 NewsBusters
Former Vice President Joe Biden found himself at the center of yet another controversy on Thursday, after it was discovered he had stitched together several stories to construct an emotional tale of pinning a medal on a serviceman in Afghanistan. If President Trump got as many details wrong about a story, the liberal media would declare that he was intentionally trying to “gaslight” the country. Instead, ABC and NBC helped him rationalize it, albeit in different ...
Trump’s ignorance has touched off a new crisis in Kashmir 19.8.2019 Raw Story
South Asia is again in crisis and could be on the brink of war. For the second time in six months, the world is on tenterhooks, waiting to see what turn events will take. Because the two antagonists are armed with nuclear weapons, the possibility of a confrontation is taken seriously. And as has happened […]
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The 1990s: The Golden Age of Travel? 15.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Modern-day social media is hampering our travels and the ability to truly experience a new place. Johnny Bealby reminisces about the time before cellphones.
No deal yet in latest Afghanistan talks, but Trump planning big cuts in U.S. presence 14.8.2019 L.A. Times - World News

Another round of U.S. talks with the Taliban ends, apparently without a deal on declaring a cease-fire or other objectives.

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You Never Knew You Needed a Book on Richard Holbrooke, but Goddamn Is It Good 31.7.2019 Mother Jones
Longtime US diplomat Richard Holbrooke was many things: US ambassador to Germany, an author, assistant secretary of state, and a womanizing, social-climbing jerk. While the larger-than-life statesman saw “power the way an artist sees color,” as one former military leader put it in 2009—the year before Holbrooke died at 69—another former colleague described him as […]
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How to end wars: Get Congress to act, and reinstitute the draft 26.7.2019 LA Times: Opinion

The president says he could destroy Afghanistan, and Congress acts as if it is powerless over him. It's not supposed to be this way.

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Opinion: Jay Inslee on persuading Americans to save ourselves from climate change 25.7.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Washington Governor and 2020 presidential candidate Jay Inslee say down with the Los Angeles Times editorial board to discuss climate change and the coming election.

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U.S. and Pakistan: Can Donald Trump and Imran Khan's Tough Ties Turn to Opportunity? 22.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Among the top subjects likely to be discussed by President Donald Trump and Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan were counterterrorism, the Afghanistan war, economic aid and China.
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Ebola: The impact of militant attacks in DR Congo 29.6.2019 BBC: World
The deadly Ebola virus has spread, but are attacks and insecurity affecting the response?
Waiting for Fate, and Justice, at Cafe Karma 26.6.2019 The Moderate Voice

Absorbing almost daily the horrors of children already cruelly separated from their parents and, then, held in the most squalid conditions and seeing the image of a father and young daughter lying face down in the shallow waters of the Rio Grande, drowned while seeking asylum, how can we not be shaken to the core. Yet, we must not forget that there are also hundreds of thousands of refugees and asylum seekers from other parts of the world seeking refuge and humanitarian protection from persecution in their home country.

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Trump Administration Restricts Congressional Travel to Afghanistan 13.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
While not uncommon, the request comes at a moment of high tension in Washington as Democrats have grown increasingly frustrated by what they view as the Trump administration's obstruction of their oversight responsibilities.
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Taliban attack US aid group's office in Kabul 8.5.2019 BBC: World
At least five people were killed in the incident at the building used by Counterpoint International.
The US Is Spending $1.25 Trillion Annually on War 7.5.2019
The military gravy train is running full speed ahead.

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Behind the Omar Outrage: Suppressed History of 9/11 18.4.2019
Trump’s demagogic ploy with the freshman lawmaker raises the more serious question of who and what led to the “Day of Planes,” writes Max Blumenthal. By Max Blumenthal Special to Consortium News As Donald Trump sharpens his re-election messaging, he…Read more →
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