Trump quietly rewrote the rules of drone warfare, which means the US will continue to kill civilians in secret

written by Sinead Baker Business Insider edited by O Society Mar 22, 2019 Donald Trump signed an executive order reducing the number of civilian deaths from drones that the government must report. Trump signed the order revoking an Obama-era requirement for the director of national intelligence to release an annual report on the number of deaths resulting … Continue reading Trump quietly rewrote the rules of drone warfare, which means the US will continue to kill civilians in secret

“Wait, Steve, are we seriously talking about having the military in a violent confrontation with the left, in this country?” Echochamber Friday

https://twitter.com/OutFrontCNN/status/1106339981797310468 Exclusive — President Donald Trump: Paul Ryan Blocked Subpoenas of Democrats AP Photo/Evan Vucci by Alexander Marlow Breitbart Mar 13, 2019 Donald Trump is not happy former House Speaker Paul Ryan blocked subpoenas of people and entities Trump thinks the House GOP should have been investigating during the first two years of his administration. Trump … Continue reading “Wait, Steve, are we seriously talking about having the military in a violent confrontation with the left, in this country?” Echochamber Friday

Giving the Bomb to Saudi Arabia’s Dr. Strangelove

by Chris Hedges Truthdig Mar 3, 2019 The most dangerous foreign policy decision of the Trump administration—and I know this is saying a lot—is its decision to share sensitive nuclear technology with Saudi Arabia and authorize U.S. companies to build nuclear reactors in that country. I spent seven years in the Middle East. I covered … Continue reading Giving the Bomb to Saudi Arabia’s Dr. Strangelove

And the Oscar Goes to White Helmets: Covert Jackals Propagandized as Saviors

by Rainer Shea Ghion Journal Feb 25, 2019 The network of “humanitarian” Syria regime change groups recently experienced yet another major PR crisis. On February 9, James Harkin, a journalist who’s written for The Guardian and the Financial Times and is the director of the Center for Investigative Journalism, published an article in The Intercept … Continue reading And the Oscar Goes to White Helmets: Covert Jackals Propagandized as Saviors

Time for Peace in Afghanistan and an End to the Lies

by Matthew Hoh CounterPunch Feb 15, It has been more than nine years since I resigned in protest over the escalation of the Afghan War from my position as a Political Officer with the US State Department in Afghanistan. It had been my third time to war, along with several years of working in positions … Continue reading Time for Peace in Afghanistan and an End to the Lies

GOP: We Have to Destroy the Government

For most congressional Republicans, certainly for Mitch McConnell, this isn’t about the border wall. This is another battle in their long-running war on government itself. by Michael Tomasky Daily Beast Jan 22, 2019 As we enter today the second month of the shutdown, it’s time to recall the 2011 words of Mike Lofgren, who spent 28 years … Continue reading GOP: We Have to Destroy the Government

AeroMexico DNA Discount (EchoChamber Friday)

Welcome to EchoChamber Friday, where we intentionally look at articles we would not ordinarily read to see how "the other half" lives and so we don't become frogs in a well. Today, we have a commercial for you from AeroMexico.  I recommend the taco trucks in Juárez... your mileage may vary. https://youtu.be/2sCeMTB5P6U And while you're … Continue reading AeroMexico DNA Discount (EchoChamber Friday)