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Why the Russians Hold A Sword of Damocles Over Hillary (and Bill) Clinton

Huffington Post - ‎vor 3 Stunden‎
While it's a very audacious move, like firing a missile across the bow of a ship that “accidentally” strikes a non-critical part of the vessel, the meddling, which seems unprecedented, probably doesn't have too much downside for Russia. ... If some ...

Aleppo is screwed. Thanks everyone. - ‎29.07.2016‎
With humanitarian leadership and coordination under strain, a stalemate in Geneva peace talks, cynical gamesmanship on sieges, and huge access limitations, things were already bad before the latest news that Aleppo was “de facto besieged”, as the UN's ...

How Trump Turned the US Foreign-Policy Consensus Upside-Down

Defense One - ‎vor 14 Stunden‎
What Trump says: In a July 27 press conference, Trump expressed his belief that Russian-government agents may have hacked then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's emails, and said that would be a good thing: “By the way, if they hacked, they probably ...

Islamism is an attack on our civilisation – this must be recognised, not evaded - ‎29.07.2016‎
Out of the disorder of Iraq and Syria, they have forged a sharia-ruled entity which they call Islamic State - a showcase for all to see of their bloody idea of God-ruled civilisation.

Want an antidote to chaos in the world? Maybe Barack Obama has the answer

The Guardian - ‎29.07.2016‎
As the psychology writer Melissa Dahl explained on the Science of Us blog, high-NFD people have an “external locus of control”, meaning that they perceive events as happening to them, rather than being authored by them - a reasonable conclusion when ...

Donald Trump's Radical Foreign Policy

The Atlantic - ‎29.07.2016‎
What Trump says: In a July 27 press conference, Trump expressed his belief that Russian-government agents may have hacked then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's emails, and said that would be a good thing: “By the way, if they hacked, they probably ...

Hillary Clinton accepts nomination with 'boundless confidence in America's promise'

The Guardian - ‎28.07.2016‎
“To drive real progress, you have to change both hearts and laws,” she said, in clear contrast to the idealistic promises of her primary opponent Bernie Sanders and the big-talking Republican enemy Donald Trump.

To beat Islamist terror, France must close the gulf between church and state - ‎27.07.2016‎
At the beginning of his war memoirs, Charles de Gaulle famously wrote, 'All my life I have had a certain idea of France' and its 'eminent and exceptional destiny'.

US and Mexico's mass deportations have fueled humanitarian crisis, report says

The Guardian - ‎27.07.2016‎
Mass deportations and inadequate asylum procedures in Mexico and the US have fueled a humanitarian crisis where desperate Central Americans seeking refuge from rampant violence are routinely preyed upon by criminal gangs and corrupt officials ...

It's Not the Economy, Stupid

CounterPunch - ‎29.07.2016‎
If you engage with peace organizations, you will very quickly be told repeatedly that nobody gives a damn about distant mass murder, and that consequently a smart organizer will talk to them about something local, such as the local impact of the ...

'What if the third Lebanon war breaks out tomorrow?'

Israel Hayom - ‎29.07.2016‎
Ten years after the Second Lebanon War, and eight years after these statements were written, revisiting this damning 629-page report teaches us above all that this little-quoted insight may have been at the crux of the failure. The fact that it wasn't ...

Comey: Defeat of ISIS Might Actually Increase Terror Attacks in the West

PJ Media - ‎28.07.2016‎
"At some point there is going to be a terrorist diaspora out of Syria like we've never seen before." Comey compared ... Problem is... ISLAM COMMANDS ALL MUSLIMS TO KILL ALL NON-MUSLIMS, SPREAD ISLAM AND ESTABLISH SHARIA. .... These people have to be ...

#Brexit to #Amexit: Keep the Momentum Going!

The New American - ‎28.07.2016‎
The UN has not gotten quite that bad yet, of course. But if the peoples ... In fact, in many ways, the UN is already behaving as if it were a global government - it has its own police, “peace” armies, courts, education plans, health schemes, and more ...

Could Law Save the South China Sea From Disaster?

The National Interest Online (blog) - ‎26.07.2016‎
In short, the Tribunal found that China's nine-dash line had no foundation under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), and that China has supported activities that infringe on the Philippines' rights to fish stocks and ...

IFP Announces No Borders, Spotlight on Docs Feature Films for IFP Film Week

Filmmaker Magazine - ‎27.07.2016‎
Over 50 feature-length screenplays that range from early to late stages of development, this section highlights emerging and established filmmakers in the process of making groundbreaking narrative feature films. 1982: A Day in ... When a film shoot ...

Joint Chiefs Chairman: Don't Trust Russia to Help End Syrian War - ‎25.07.2016‎
Carter said that cooperation with Russia was worth exploring if the endgame was to remove Syrian President Bashar al-Assad from power, suppress radical extremists and end Syria's civil war, which has killed more than 300,000 and triggered a refugee ...

To Destroy ISIS, We Must Give Its Victims the Tools to Fight Back

Breitbart News - ‎27.07.2016‎
In a way, it was useful for this Baghdad government to have a dark, sinister Sunni bad-guy. The US-supported “Awakening” movement on the back of the 2007-8 surge had wiped Al Qaeda of Iraq out of the notoriously restive Anbar province, so a new bad guy ...

The Longest Run: Olympics about more than winning for Refugee team

Sports Illustrated - ‎25.07.2016‎
So for the next 24 hours, one full day, the boy waited for his dying to begin. ... There will be swimmer Yusra Mardini, 18, of Syria, where a five-year civil war has killed more than 400,000 people and scattered four million refugees across the Middle ...

Meet the guy who outsmarted everyone by applying for DNC protest permits months ahead

VICE News - ‎25.07.2016‎
Billy Taylor, a 31-year-old landscaper and Bernie or Bust activist, applied more than six months in advance for protest permits in various locations in an effort to crowd out would-be pro-Clinton supporters during the Democratic National Convention.

Best of the rest: Events for July 28 and beyond

The State - ‎27.07.2016‎
This beloved band of vagabond actors, who've named themselves The Spaghetti and Meatball Players, have been a regular feature of CCT summers off and on for the last 7 years, and tell the story of Hansel and Gretel in the commedia dell'arte style of ...