Category Archives: Global Politics

Saturday Open Thread | Putin Told Trump To Stop Joint Military Exercises With S. Korea | 3CHICSPOLITICO

A bombshell 6/25/2018 segment on MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Show just confirmed Yours Truly’s suspicions. Turns out per Maddow, that Trump had initially wanted to end joint military operations between the U.S. & North Korea but dropped the idea after pushback from Defense Secretary Mattis. Later however, following a phone conversation with Putin, Trump abruptly decided…
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I’ve Been Reporting on MS-13 for a Year. Here Are the 5 — ProPublica

Last month, I accompanied the mother of a high school freshman killed by MS-13 to a Trump event on Long Island. Inside a government building, the president railed against the gang. “They killed a cop for the sake of making a statement. They wanted to make a statement, so they killed a cop,” he said. (They did not kill a cop.) Outside, the mother drifted between a pro-Trump rally and a counter protest. She took tranquilizer pills so she could face local reporters, and then told them she was unsure if Trump really cared about victims like her. She said she hoped the president’s fixation on MS-13 might spur changes that will keep other kids from being attacked and recruited by the gang. But for any policy to work, it needs to be rooted in reality.

Source: I’ve Been Reporting on MS-13 for a Year. Here Are the 5 — ProPublica

Migrant children won’t be reunited with parents who are still in custody, top official says.  President lies! Again! Reunited children with parents now!

“If the parent remains in detention, unfortunately, under rules that are set by Congress and the courts, they can’t be reunified while they’re in detention,” Azar said.

Source: Migrant children won’t be reunited with parents who are still in custody, top official says

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions claims Nazis did not deport Jews | News | DW | 19.06.2018

Despite Sessions’ claims, as has been well-documented, in late 1941 the Nazis began deporting millions of Jews from across Europe to death and concentration camps they had constructed across the continent.

Source: US Attorney General Jeff Sessions claims Nazis did not deport Jews | News | DW | 19.06.2018

Nazis separated me from my parents as a child. The trauma lasts a lifetime | Yoka Verdoner | Opinion | The Guardian

My grief and anger about today’s southern border come not just from my personal life. As a retired psychotherapist who has worked extensively with victims of childhood trauma, I know all too well what awaits many of the thousands of children, taken by our government at the border, who are now in “processing centers” and foster homes – no matter how decent and caring those places might be. We can expect thousands of lives to be damaged, for many years or for ever, by “zero tolerance”. We can expect old men and women, decades from now, still suffering, still remembering, still writing in the present tense. What is happening in our own backyard today is as evil and criminal as what happened to me and my siblings as children in Nazi Europe. It needs to be stopped immediately.

Source: Nazis separated me from my parents as a child. The trauma lasts a lifetime | Yoka Verdoner | Opinion | The Guardian