News Roundup 12/4/17

Read Scott Horton's new book Fool's Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan
  • Wyoming police shook down a driver to get him to give them his money, $90,000. After several months, a judge finally ordered the police to give the money back. [Link]
  • A judge rules that 77 Teavana cannot shut down. The stores are failing and the parent company Starbucks planned to close the stores. [Link]
  • The Senate passes its version of the tax bill. [Link]
  • A new Senate bill will make concealing ownership of digital currencies illegal. [Link]
  • The NSA is secretly providing evidence obtained from the 702 program. [Link]
  • The Department of Energy struggles to oversee the maintenance and storage of Americans nuclear weapons. [Link]
  • Brian Ross is suspended for four weeks by ABC for publishing a false story about Mike Flynn and Donald Trump. [Link]
  • Robert Perry explains why the Flynn investigation is unrelated to the 2016 election. [Link]
  • Jared Kushner failed to disclose that he helped fund the Israeli settlements he ordered Flynn to lobby other nations to defend. [Link]
  • Justin Raimondo explains the current unrest in Honduras. [Link] US trained forces are being used against people protesting the president. [Link]
  • The final death toll for an October suicide bombing in Somalia is 512. [Link]
  • CIA Director Pompeo says Iran is looking to become a hegemonic force in the Middle East. [Link]
  • The Pentagon drastically undercounted civilian deaths in the War Against ISIS in October. [Link]
  • Israel bombs a target in Syria and kills 12 Iranians. [Link]
  • James Bovard on the long history of the US allowing the rape of children in Afghanistan. [Link]
  • Crime and corruption are rampant in a US-controlled Afghan city. [Link]
  • Yemen’s former president Salah has ended his alliance with the Houthi. Salah is now receiving air support from the Saudi coalition. [Link]
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Read Scott Horton's new book Fool's Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan