News Roundup 3/9/17

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  • Jon Huntsman has been offered the job of Ambassador to Russia. Sources say that Huntsman plans to accept the job offer. [Link]
  • Reports from the State Department say Trump will resume weapon sales to Saudi Arabia that Obama halted in December. The weapon sale that blocked was of precision munitions. [Link]
  • Nikki Haley demands that we get Iran out of Syria. Iran is in Syria assisting Assad fight ISIS and Syrian rebels in the civil war. [Link]
  • The US rejects China’s proposed deal between the US and North Korea. [Link]
  • A new Isreali law bars supporters of the BDS movement from entering Israel. [Link]
  • Gunmen attacked a Kabul hospital killing 30 people and wounding 50. The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack. [Link]
  • Two suicide bombers carried out attacks against a wedding in Tikrit killing at least 30. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, but it was most likely ISIS. [Link]
  • US Marines are now in Northern Syria. The Pentagon did not release how many Marines are now in Syria. The Marines are expected to assist in the invasion of Raqqa. [Link] The Marines will likely be providing artillery support. [Link]
  • Amnesty International has accused Saudi Arabia of using cluster bombs in residential areas in Yemen. The alleged attacks occurred on February 15. [Link]

On Foreign Policy Focus #11, I discuss the US Drone War in Yemen, the arming of jihadist in Syria, and regime change in Libya. I explain how these interventions severely harmed the children who live in those countries by inflicting them with serious mental illnesses. An entire generation will suffer lifelong consequences from the US War on Terror. I also give updates on the travel ban, Wikileaks, Syria, and North Korea. LISTEN HERE

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Read Scott Horton's new book Fool's Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan