News Roundup 12/11/17

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  • The Trump administration has made three moves against Saudi Crown Prince MbS in the past week. [Link]
  • Max Blumenthal on Russiagate and the Flynn plea. [Link]
  • House ethics panel finds evidence of intelligence agencies abusing spying programs. [Link]
  • Body cam video shows a police officer executing a man who was following their commands. The video is extremely graphic and shows the victim begging the police for his life. The shooting occurred in 2016, and the officer was acquitted at the at trial. [Link]
  • The man at the center of the Netflix series ‘Making a Murder’ will not be freed from prison after 7th Appeals Court overturned his release. [Link]
  • Representative Trent Franks will resign. [Link]
  • CNN retracts “groundbreaking” Russiagate story proving a connection between Wikileaks and Trump campaign. [Link] Glenn Greenwald reacts. [Link]
  • Congress passes a short-term spending bill to fund the government till December 22. [Link]
  • The Pentagon does not know the location of 44,000 military personnel. [Link]
  • Nikki Haley pushes other nations to sever diplomatic ties with North Korea. [Link]
  • Palestinians continue to protest the US moving the capital/embassy to Jerusalem. [Link] At least four have been killed by Israeli airstrikes and gunfire. [Link] Eric Margolis on Trump recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. [Link]  The EU will push Jerusalem as a capital of Palestine. [Link]
  • Israel has destroyed 410 Palestinian structures in 2017. Over 600 people have been displaced. [Link]
  • At least 15 UN Peacekeepers were killed in The Congo. [Link]
  • The Pentagon believes the US will be engaged in military operations against al-Shabaab for at least two more years. [Link]
  • 20% of the US coalition’s airstrikes in the Battle for Raqqa were carried out by drones. [Link]
  • Daniel Larison on the starvation of the people of Yemen. [Link]
  • Saudi Arabia continues to block humanitarian aid from reaching Yemen. [Link]
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Read Scott Horton's new book Fool's Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan