US Politics in Trump era Public date: 19.09.2019 21:40:40

16 Sep 2019

Iran denies role in crippling attacks on Saudi oil facilities; Trump says U.S. ‘locked and loaded’

President Trump said Sunday the United States was prepared to respond to the devastating attacks on two oil installations in Saudi Arabia that cut the state oil company’s production output by half, while Iran rejected U.S. accusations that it was responsible. Trump did not name Iran, as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had on Saturday, nor specify whether he was contemplating a military response.
President Trump said Sunday the United States was prepared to respond to the devastating attacks on two oil...
6 Aug 2019

The Ravages Of Trump: Violent Attacks Carried Out In His Name

Send them back. Hispanic invasion. If our country falls, it will be the fault of traitors. That’s language from the manifesto of Patrick Crusius.  Crusius does not invoke President Trump in his manifesto, or in social media posts uncovered as of this writing. But TPM found some two dozen cases where the perpetrators or planners of far-right violence invoked Trump during their assault, or claimed whatever violent action they intended to commit was somehow aligned with his agenda. Since declaring his run for the Presidency in 2015, President Donald Trump has used racist rhetoric to fan feelings of hatred among those that support him.
Send them back. Hispanic invasion. If our country falls, it will be the fault of traitors. That’s language from the...
5 Aug 2019

We Can No Longer Ignore Trump’s Role in Inspiring Mass Shootings

On Saturday morning, a gunman at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, shot and killed at least 20 people before surrendering to the police. By all accounts, Patrick Crusius, the 21-year-old alleged shooter, is a fan of President Donald Trump and his policies. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, “a Twitter account bearing the suspect’s name contains liked tweets that include a ‘BuildTheWall’ hashtag” and “a photo using guns to spell out ‘Trump.’”
On Saturday morning, a gunman at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, shot and killed at least 20 people before surrendering to...

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26 Oct 2018

Trump Abandons Calls for Unity and Resumes Attacks on the Media

In moments of national crisis, presidents typically reach for unifying themes, as Bill Clinton did after the Oklahoma City bombing and George W. Bush did with the bullhorn on the wrecked fire truck after 9/11. President Trump on Thursday chose confrontation rather than conciliation.
In moments of national crisis, presidents typically reach for unifying themes, as Bill Clinton did after the Oklahoma...
8 Nov 2017

Donald Trump’s Vow to Hit ISIS “10 Times Harder” Guarantees More Terrorism Against Americans

Bombing the shit out of ISIS has become Trump’s signature move. But here’s the problem: Trump may want to sound tough and strong yet his strategy — if you can even call a response based on bombs, bombs, and  more bombs a “strategy” — only makes the United States a much bigger ISIS target and puts many more innocent American lives at risk.
Bombing the shit out of ISIS has become Trump’s signature move. But here’s the problem:...

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1 Nov 2017

Trump, Citing Attack in New York, Calls for End to Visa Program

President Trump touched off a sharply partisan debate over some of the  most divisive issues in American life on Wednesday as he cited this  week’s terrorist attack in New York to advance his agenda on immigration and national security while assailing Democrats for endangering the country.
President Trump touched off a sharply partisan debate over some of the  most divisive issues in American life...

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13 Oct 2017

The Airport Bomber From Last Week You Never Heard About

It’s strange how some things really catch on and go viral and others don’t. These days, nothing quite makes a story blow up — no pun intended — like the president’s fixation with it. That’s why it’s so peculiar that what sure looks like an attempted terrorist attack was narrowly thwarted at an American airport this past Friday without so much as peep from Donald Trump about it. No tweets. No nicknames for the alleged would-be-terrorist. Nothing. You’ll see why in a minute.
It’s strange how some things really catch on and go viral and others don’t. These days, nothing quite makes...
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14 Aug 2017

In his speech on Charlottesville, Donald Trump told the nation exactly what he stands for.

On Saturday afternoon, neo-Nazis; white  nationalists; and open-carrying, camo-wearing militia members combined  forces at a Charlottesville, Virginia, rally to “Unite the Right.” This congregation of white people who love the president of the United States and hate racial, ethnic, and religious minorities chanted “blood and soil” and extended their arms in stiff salutes. The rally culminated in the death of at least one person when the driver of a gray Dodge Challenger plowed through a crowd of counter-protesters, seemingly with the intent to maim and injure.
On Saturday afternoon, neo-Nazis; white  nationalists; and open-carrying, camo-wearing militia members combined...
22 Jun 2017

Jared Kushner’s Pursuit of Middle East Peace Looks a Lot Like Total Surrender to Israel

Jared Kushner began his effort to broker peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians by accepting Israel's vision of itself as an innocent victim. That’s because Kushner started his 15-hour trip to the Middle East on Wednesday by mourning with the family of an Israeli police officer, Hadas Malka. Malka’s killing, as part of a coordinated attack by three Palestinian assailants on officers at the Damascus Gate in the Old City, was described by Israeli officials as a terrorist attack. The use of that language clashes with U.S. law, which clearly defines terrorism as “premeditated, politically motivated violence perpetrated against noncombatant targets by subnational groups or clandestine agents.”
Jared Kushner began his effort to broker peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians by accepting Israel's vision of...

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15 Jun 2017

Attack Tests Movement Sanders Founded

Mr. Sanders has advocated what he has called a peaceful political revolution. On Wednesday, he acknowledged that Mr. Hodgkinson, 66, of Belleville, Ill., had been a volunteer on his campaign and said he was praying for the recovery of Representative Steve Scalise, Republican of Louisiana, and the other victims. “I am sickened by this despicable act,” Mr. Sanders said in a statement. “Let me be as clear as I can be. Violence of any kind is unacceptable in our society, and I condemn this action in the strongest possible terms. Real change can only come about through nonviolent action, and anything else runs against our most deeply held American values.”
Mr. Sanders has advocated what he has called a peaceful political revolution. On Wednesday, he acknowledged that Mr....

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14 Jun 2017

Steve Scalise Among 4 Shot at Baseball Field; Suspect Is Dead

A lone gunman who was said to be distraught over President Trump’s election opened fire on members of the Republican congressional baseball  team at a practice field in this Washington suburb on Wednesday, using a rifle to shower the field with bullets that struck four people, including Steve Scalise, the majority whip of the House of Representatives.
A lone gunman who was said to be distraught over President Trump’s election opened fire on members of the...
11 Jun 2017

Republican congressman praises ISIS attack in Iran, says US should consider supporting ISIS

“We have recently seen an attack on Iran, and the Iranian government, the mullahs, believe that Sunni forces have attacked them. This may signal a ratcheting up of certain commitments by the United States of America. As far as I’m concerned, I just want to make this point and see what you think, isn’t it a good thing for us to have the United States finally backing up Sunnis who will attack Hezbollah and the Shiite threat to us? Isn’t that a good thing? And if so, maybe this is a Trump — maybe it’s a Trump strategy of actually supporting one group  against another, considering that you have two terrorist organizations.”
“We have recently seen an attack on Iran, and the Iranian government, the mullahs, believe that Sunni forces...

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7 Jun 2017

Trump Takes Credit for Saudi Move Against Qatar, a U.S. Military Partner

President Trump thrust himself into a bitter Persian Gulf dispute on Tuesday, claiming credit for Saudi Arabia’s move to isolate its smaller neighbor, Qatar, which is a major American military partner. “During my recent trip to the Middle East I stated that there can no longer be funding of Radical Ideology,” Mr. Trump said in a morning tweet. “Leaders pointed to Qatar — look!”
President Trump thrust himself into a bitter Persian Gulf dispute on Tuesday, claiming credit for Saudi Arabia’s move...

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5 Jun 2017

BAE: secret papers reveal threats from Saudi prince

Saudi Arabia's rulers threatened to make it easier for terrorists to attack London unless corruption investigations into their arms deals were halted, according to court documents revealed yesterday. Previously secret files describe how investigators were told they faced "another 7/7" and the loss of "British lives on British streets" if they pressed on with their inquiries and the Saudis carried out their threat to cut off intelligence.
Saudi Arabia's rulers threatened to make it easier for terrorists to attack London unless corruption...

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30 May 2017

US-led anti-IS coalition obscures, under-reports civilian casualty

Civilian casualties in coalition operations against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria are being significantly under reported,  monitoring groups say, with non-US partners refusing to release data about military operations in which their forces may have killed non-combatants. Since the anti-IS international coalition was formed in August 2014, there have been at least 21,820 airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, according to monitoring group Airwars.
Civilian casualties in coalition operations against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria are being significantly...
24 May 2017

The only real way to stop atrocities like the Manchester attack is to end the wars which allow extremism to grow

President Trump leaves the Middle East today, having done his bit to make the region even more divided and mired in conflict than it was  before. At the same moment that Donald Trump was condemning the suicide bomber in Manchester as “an evil loser in life”, he was adding to the chaos in which al-Qaeda and Isis have taken root and flourished. It may be a long distance between the massacre in Manchester and the wars in the Middle East, but the connection is there.
President Trump leaves the Middle East today, having done his bit to make the region even more divided and...

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22 Apr 2017

‘A Shortage of Coffins’ After Taliban Slaughter Unarmed Soldiers

They looked like Afghan Army soldiers returning from the front lines, carrying the bodies of wounded comrades as part of the ruse.Dressed in military uniforms, a squad of 10 Taliban militants drove in two army Ford Ranger trucks past seven checkpoints. They arrived inside northern Afghanistan’s largest military installation just as hundreds, perhaps thousands, of unarmed soldiers were emerging from Friday Prayers and preparing for lunch.For the next five hours, the militants went on a rampage, killing at least 140 soldiers and officers in what is emerging as the single deadliest  known attack on an Afghan military base in the country’s 16-year war.
They looked like Afghan Army soldiers returning from the front lines, carrying the bodies of wounded comrades as...
30 Jan 2017

Trump Silent As Quebec Mosque Terrorist Is White Christian Pro-Trump Fanatic

Canadian police have just identified the lone gunman who attacked a  Quebec mosque during prayers last night, killing five praying Muslims  and injuring eight. Donald Trump’s Twitter has been uncharacteristically silent since the identity of the gunman was revealed. Hypocrisy, thy name is Donald Trump!
Canadian police have just identified the lone gunman who attacked a  Quebec mosque during prayers last night,...
13 Sep 2016

Bill Clinton’s terrorism strategy led to 9/11. Hillary Clinton’s is the exact same thing.

The author suggests that the Republican George Bush strategy of invading countries with boots on the ground like the Afghanistan and Iraq wars would prevent terrorism in the US, while fighting terrorist from the air is not effective.
The author suggests that the Republican George Bush strategy of invading countries with boots on the ground like the...

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