Right wing Christian extremist Erik Prince advising Trump
Trump’s new education secretary Betsy DeVos is the sister of Erik Prince (founder of the notorious Blackwater), and the daughter-in-law of the co-founder of Amway and longtime supporter of right-wing causes.
Trump’s pick for UN Ambassador Nikki Haley was the first governor to sign legislation against the BDS movement, and unsurprisingly her appointment is being welcomed by israel.
The United States and Israel have agreed upon a new military aid package of $38 billion over 10 years. It is the largest military funding package the U.S. has ever offered to any nation. The U.S. already gives Israel more than $3 billion in military funding every year. This figure will now increase to an average of $3.8 billion a year.
President Barack Obama signed the executive order to require the government to disclose the number of civilian deaths each year in an effort to improve transparency in US military operations.
What is even the point of the charade? Just propaganda and a false official version. Also, the way that USA defines “militants” is a farce in its own. When just based on age and ‘profile’, anonymous deaths are classed as being militants instead of civilians. Just killed a 16 year old shepherd or an 18 year old walking reaping his crops. No worries. Since the ‘guidelines’ and ‘rules’ invented by the war criminals say the default assumption about these people is that they are terrorists, so all is well. Just jot them down in the militants columns. Wave the flag, support the troops, salute the murderers and sing the star spangled banner.
An abomination that is known as the War on Terror. Shouldn’t it be War of Terror? What Obama and his cohorts forget though is that while they can twist facts whichever way they want, the real fact is that everybody dies. One day they will die. On the Day of Judgment, the concocted facts won’t absolve the war criminals and murderers.
The architects and perpetrators of the atrocities now covering their tracks so that history will not remember their depravity. But no amount of “mistaken” destruction of documents will save these so-called protectors of the free civilized world on the Day of Judgment. It was the barbarism of these people which planted the seeds of the death and destruction which is consuming the world.
The CIA’s internal watchdog has admitted it “mistakenly” destroyed its only copy of the Senate’s report on CIA torture. Yahoo News said the acknowledgment came as Justice Department lawyers assured a federal judge copies of the report were being preserved. The CIA reportedly does have another copy. The 6,700-page report has never been publicly released.
Israel Key Link in Exporting ISIS Oil (link has transcript)
You know, Sean Naylor, who’s a great investigative journalist with deep ties in the military, in his new book that he wrote, he details this story of how they struck a target because he was taller than the other people around him, and they thought that he—that that meant that he was sort of an Arab or a foreign fighter. And it turned out that he was of average size and that the people around him were children. And they killed them all, with the exception of, I think, one survivor.
Medical charity leaves Kunduz after air strike on hospital
Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said 22 people were killed, some of whom burned to death in their beds as the bombardment continued for more than an hour, even after US and Afghan authorities were informed the hospital had been hit.
MSF said Afghan and coalition troops were fully aware of the exact location of the hospital, having been given GPS coordinates of a facility which had been providing care for four years.
It added that despite frantic calls to military officials in Kabul and Washington, the main building housing the intensive care unit and emergency rooms was “repeatedly, very precisely” hit almost every 15 minutes for more than an hour.
Afghan officials said militants were using the hospital building as a position to target Afghan forces and civilians. But MSF denied any combatants were present in the facility, adding that “not a single member of our staff reported any fighting inside the hospital compound prior to the air strike”.
The dead included 12 MSF staff and 10 patients, among them three children.