News Roundup 9/8/17

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  • Nancy Pelosi said Trump favors legislation that will give people who are in the US under Obama’s DACA program to have a path to citizenship. [Link]
  • Facebook was exposed for inflating the reach of their advertisements. Facebook then announced an operation likely based in Russia spent $100,000 on Facebook ads over a two year period. Russiagate believers have attempted to tie the Facebook announcement to claims that Russia hacked the election. Moon of Alabama argues that the Facebook announcement was to distract from the advertisement reach scandal. [Link]
  • MSNBC reporter shocked to see North Koreans openly walking around in Russia. [Link]
  • A US Army strategist Major Danny Sjursen explains that the US is not a force for good in the Middle East. [Link]
  • The US Navy operated the 7th Fleet with ships failing important qualifications to allow the US to have a larger presence in the region. [Link]
  • Justin Raimondo explains the lies Nikki Haley told in her speech against Iran. [Link]
  • The movement for Catalonia to separate from Spain cleared an important hurdle. The Spanish government is working to prevent the vote. [Link]
  • At the UN Security Council, the US proposed that the UN prevent any oil, petroleum, or natural gas being shipped to North Korea. The US also wants the right to hunt down North Korea ships. [Link]
  • The US carried out an airstrike against an al-Shabaab target in Somalia. The US claims three militants were killed in the attack. [Link]
  • An Indian Army chief says the country must be prepared to fight a war against both Pakistan and China. [Link]
  • An Army officer explains the harsh truths Americans must accept about the war in Afghanistan. [Link]
  • The US dropped a record number of munitions on ISIS in August. [Link]
  • A group of Islamic State fighters and their families are stranded in the Syrian desert without food or water. The group agreed to a surrender with Hezbollah and were travels to a new location across Syria. The US says it does not agree to the surrender conditions and has bombed the road preventing the people from continuing. The US is also preventing aid from reaching the people. There are several women, children, and elderly people who will die soon. [Link]
  • The Syrian Army claims the Israeli government bombed Syrian military targets. [Link]
  • Robert Fisk looks at the new realities in the Middle East as Assad wins the Syrian Civil War. [Link]
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Read Scott Horton's new book Fool's Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan

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