Category Archives: Gun-violence

Opinion | A Country Humming With Violence – The New York Times

State television, from which a significant number of Poles get their news, consistently smears, in aggressive and defamatory language, the political opposition and anyone who thinks differently from the ruling party. The murdered mayor had been called a thief, a German, a homophile and a Mafioso. Furthermore, television propaganda has repudiated the justice system for the past three years, calling it harmful for citizens, in need of a complete changing of the guard; judges are accused of being a caste above the law. From his jail cell, this man would have seen precisely these messages, of bad guys and the necessity of radical solutions.

Bombing in Syria Targets U.S.-Led Military Patrol – The New York Times

As the Islamic State has lost territory, many of its fighters have gone underground or returned to their former lives rather than being killed or captured. An estimated 20,000 to 30,000 fighters remain at large in Iraq and Syria, raising concerns about a resurgence of the group.

FBI arrests man it says planned to attack White House | US news | The Guardian – Will Donny love the FBI for 5 minutes today? Reads like a bad sketch for SNL or a deja vu rerun of bad 1950’s Red Scare B-movie.

Authorities say 21-year-old man charged with attempting to damage or destroy federal building after sting operation

Source: FBI arrests man it says planned to attack White House | US news | The Guardian

Friday Open Thread | What the Loss of Mattis Means | 3CHICSPOLITICO

Mattis wasn’t perfect. Not even close. But, because of the rest of the clown car surrounding Dolt45, he was reassurance for the world that there was at least of pocket of normalcy. But, he’s gone….…

Source: Friday Open Thread | What the Loss of Mattis Means | 3CHICSPOLITICO

Trek Into Congo Forest Reveals an Ebola Crisis Fueled by Violence – The New York Times

Congolese health officials and their international partners expect the fight against Ebola to drag on well into next year. The biggest worry is that, unchecked, the epidemic could reach Goma, the regional capital. “If it hits Goma, we’re done for,” said Dr. Jean-Christophe Shako, the director of a local Ebola response team whose tasks require negotiating with the militia so that health workers can enter their territories and have their safety guaranteed. The city sits on a busy border with Rwanda and has an international airport that could disperse the disease globally.

Revealed: the hidden global network behind Tommy Robinson | UK news | The Guardian

A separate study of about 600 Twitter accounts, believed to be directly tied to the Russian government or closely aligned with its propaganda, found significant numbers had tweeted prolifically in Robinson’s defence.

Source: Revealed: the hidden global network behind Tommy Robinson | UK news | The Guardian

Farewell to the INF Treaty (II) – GERMAN-FOREIGN-POLICY.com – Military-Industrial Complex wants contracts to build weapons no one needs!

If Russia does not cease its alleged violations of the INF Treaty within 60 days, Washington will withdraw from the treaty. Credible evidence for those alleged violations is as absent today, as sound proof of the alleged Iraqi weapons of mass destruction were in the run-up to the invasion of Iraq. The western debate is still ignoring solid Russian evidence that the USA is violating the INF Treaty with the installation of NATO’s missile defense systems in Romania and Poland. Yesterday, NATO foreign ministers blamed Russia for the abrogation of the treaty. Berlin seeks to avoid the installation of US medium-range missiles in Europe, because they would restrict the EU’s planned military autonomy. Government advisors are suggesting other armament measures against Russia.

Source: Farewell to the INF Treaty (II) – GERMAN-FOREIGN-POLICY.com

Why the U.S. could lose the next big war – and what that means for Canada | CBC News A Set up to give military-industrial complex even more trillions of tax dollars

An alarming new analysis of the United States’ ability to fight and win a war with China or Russia rocked Washington last week – and it’s rattling the experts in Ottawa as well.

Source: Why the U.S. could lose the next big war – and what that means for Canada | CBC News