Category Archives: Global Politics

Sub-unit of elite German KSK special forces to be disbanded over links to far-right extremists – ABC News

The move came after a May police raid in which weapons, explosives and ammunition were seized from the home of a KSK regiment soldier in the eastern state of Saxony.

Military investigators began looking into the unit in 2017, after reports of a party where members of the regiment gave Hitler salutes and listened to right-wing extremist music.

Source: Sub-unit of elite German KSK special forces to be disbanded over links to far-right extremists – ABC News

United States: Armed, right-wing vigilantes terrorise BLM activists in New Mexico | Green Left

The alleged shooter, Steven Ray Baca, a Tea Party member and son of a retired local Deputy Sheriff, was an unsuccessful 2019 candidate for Albuquerque City Council and is a vocal supporter of the Albuquerque Police Department (APD). Baca was initially held in police custody but released on June 22, and is facing various charges, including carrying a concealed gun without a permit. Some protesters claimed to have seen Baca arrive at the rally in a vehicle with NMCG members. The NMCG has since claimed Baca is not a member of their group. Baca appears on widely-circulated mobile phone video recordings of the demonstration, shoving protesters and knocking a woman to the ground, prior to drawing and firing a pistol.

Source: United States: Armed, right-wing vigilantes terrorise BLM activists in New Mexico | Green Left

Afghanistan Can Be Deadly! — In Saner Thought

I know…NO SHIT Professor! There is other ways that it is deadly other than the Taleban and friendlies and IEDs…… It seems that someone put bounties of American soldiers…..and that someone was RUSSIA….. United States intelligence agents believe that Russia offered Afghan militants bounties to kill U.S. soldiers and other coalition troops during peace talks […]

Afghanistan Can Be Deadly! — In Saner Thought

Barr’s intervention in Cohen case intensifies rule-of-law crisis

“I think Barr’s conduct has made it clear that he is not acting as the attorney general for the people of the United States, but as a private attorney to protect the interests of the president. What can be done about William Barr? I really think the only thing that can be done is impeachment. And I think that this Republican Senate has shown it doesn’t really have any appetite for that.”

The assessment seems more than fair given the circumstances, though as the controversies surrounding the attorney general grow more acute, and as the rule-of-law emergency becomes more painfully obvious, the discussion about Barr’s political fate is growing louder.

Source: Barr’s intervention in Cohen case intensifies rule-of-law crisis

U.S. Soldier Linked to Satanic Neo-Nazi Group Allegedly Plotted ‘Murderous Ambush’ on His Own Unit – VICE

Pvt. Ethan Melzer, 22, of Louisville, Kentucky, enlisted in the military in 2018 and a year later allegedly joined the Order of the Nine Angles (O9A), a Satanic, neo-Nazi group with international ties including to Atomwaffen, a violent “accelerationist” group based in the U.S.

Federal prosecutors say Melzer shared information about the anticipated move to Turkey with members of O9A, and an affiliated group called RapeWaffen Division.

“As alleged, Ethan Melzer, a private in the U.S. Army, was the enemy within,” Acting U.S. Attorney Audrey Strauss said in a statement. “Melzer allegedly attempted to orchestrate a murderous ambush on his own unit by unlawfully revealing its location, strength, and armaments to a neo-Nazi, anarchist, white supremacist group. “

 

Source: U.S. Soldier Linked to Satanic Neo-Nazi Group Allegedly Plotted ‘Murderous Ambush’ on His Own Unit – VICE

‘Wednesday night massacre’ at global media agency as four leaders are ousted – CNN – (Radio Free America now Radio Trump and no longer free)

“As feared, Michael Pack has confirmed he is on a political mission to destroy the USAGM’s independence and undermine its historic role,” Menendez wrote. “The wholesale firing of the Agency’s network heads, and disbanding of corporate boards to install President Trump’s political allies is an egregious breach of this organization’s history and mission from which it may never recover.”

“Once they destroy the reputation of the agencies, it will be impossible to restore,” the former official said. “Can’t put the toothpaste back in the tube.”

The shakeups at the agency are set against the backdrop of Trump’s attacks on Voice of America, which have heightened concerns that his administration wants to turn VOA into a right-wing propaganda machine.

Source: ‘Wednesday night massacre’ at global media agency as four leaders are ousted – CNN

How Chinese and Indian media reacted to border clashes | Asia| An in-depth look at news from across the continent | DW | 17.06.2020 – (Leaders want peace and want diversion from how they have dealt with Covid-19)

“If Beijing succeeds in getting India to kowtow to China’s diplomatic positions, this would also be a strong signal to the other neighboring countries about who is to decide what in Asia. Therefore, India should do exactly what China does not want it to do, and react with diplomatic countermeasures.”

On Tuesday, the Jiefang Junbao (Newspaper of the People’s Liberation Army) described Monday’s bloody border incident as follows: “On the evening of June 15, the Indian army in the Galwan River valley along the Chinese-Indian border again carried out illegal activities across the Line of Actual Control, contrary to its obligations. They deliberately provoked an attack. The fights resulted in deaths and injuries.”

The article then calls for “India to maintain strict control of its border forces, immediately cease all border violations and provocative actions and return to the right path of dialogue and talks to resolve differences.”

Source: How Chinese and Indian media reacted to border clashes | Asia| An in-depth look at news from across the continent | DW | 17.06.2020