Moments ago Attorney General Jeff Sessions made a surprise appearance at Sean Spicer’s daily White House press briefing to announce that his DOJ will be taking steps to not only require that so-called “sanctuary cities” enforce federal immigration laws but would also be seeking to claw back past DOJ awards granted to those cities if they refuse to certify compliance.
The Devon and Cornwall police force, tasked with the patrol of the largest geographical area in England, are pioneering perpetual drone surveillance by establishing an unprecedented 24-hour drone surveillance of its patrol area set to begin this summer.
The police drones, also identified as “unmanned aerial systems,” have undergone smaller tests last year. Multiple reports state that the drones will mostly be used for locating crime suspects and missing persons as well as surveillance of crime scenes. Continue reading »
Police in Paris clashed with demonstrators from the Asian community in front of a police station following a protest over the police killing of a 56-year-old man over the weekend.
Hundreds of members of the Asian community gathered on Monday in front of the police station of the 19th arrondissement, where they had placed candles in memory of Shaoyo Liu who was killed by a police officer at his home in Paris during a raid.
Over a mere two decades,the Pentagon lost track of a mind-numbing $10 trillion — that’s trillion, with a fat, taxpayer-funded “T” — and no one, not even the Department of Defense, knows where it went or on what it was spent.
Even though audits of all federal agencies became mandatory in 1996, the Pentagon has apparently made itself an exception, and — fully 20 years later — stands obstinately orotund in never having complied. Continue reading »
AI is on the wrong side of the Syrian conflict, its reports sounding like US and scoundrel media propaganda.
Its 1915-16 annual report on Syria was a litany of misinformation and Big Lies, claiming “(g)overnment forces and non-state armed groups committed war crimes, other violations of international humanitarian law and gross human rights abuses with impunity in the internal armed conflict.”
“Government forces carried out indiscriminate attacks and attacks that directly targeted civilians, including bombardment of civilian residential areas and medical facilities with artillery, mortars, barrel bombs and, reportedly, chemical agents, unlawfully killing civilians.” Continue reading »
On a superficial level, Trump and Bush couldn’t be more different from Clinton and Obama. Indeed, pollsters say that many people voted for Trump because they wanted change … Just like they voted for Obama because he promised “hope and change” from Bush-era policies.
But beneath the surface, Trump, Obama, Bush and Clinton are all very similar on 4 core issues.Continue reading »
Americans seem to be willing to step into the fray in Iraq, which takes one back to Vietnam and the My Lai massacre, where the concept of the US was to destroy the village to save it, said Jack Rice, former CIA officer, and international lawyer.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Monday that Moscow is alarmed by American actions in Mosul, which may have resulted in mass civilian casualties. He also said Russia had requested a special briefing of the UN Security Council in connection with the deadly incident.
An airstrike made headlines around the world after more than 200 people were killed.
A global Islamist group campaigning for sharia law is being investigated by the Australian Federal Police after declaring former Muslims should be killed.
Justice Minister Michael Keenan has condemned Hizb ut-Tahrir after Daily Mail Australia caught on camera group leader Uthman Badar declaring followers who had left the faith deserved the death penalty.
“All part of the plan. Destroy a Nation, then use loans from thin air to rebuild it, then destroy another nation…and so on….but eventually that ain’t enough…we gotta go for the big one…and get a few sideshows as well….this time it’s israel. Sadly the causes of the real rot in the world will avoid being caught up in it.”
Pro-Palestinian activists have demonstrated outside the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) conference in Washington, DC to protest against the most powerful pro-Israel lobbying group in the United States.
The demonstration, which was largely attended by members of the left-wing Jewish Resistance group, on Sunday came a day ahead of the annual AIPAC conference in Washington, DC.
H/t reader squodgy:
“There is only one solution to this futile situation.”
When one strips away the partisan rhetoric and posturing, the practical impact of Friday’s GOP failure to repeal Obamacare has a specific monetary impact: a funding hole that is at least $1 trillion bigger, and perhaps as large as $2.2 trillion.…
Following the London terrorist attack, UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd has demanded that intelligence agencies be given access to WhatsApp messages, warning it is “completely unacceptable” to let terrorists benefit from end-to-end encryption.
It was a bumper day for John McCain when on Friday Donald Trump’s Republican nemesis gloated as Trump’s “art of the deal” collapsed in the last minute, after the President and Ryan-led effort to repeal Obamacare suffered what appears to be a terminal setback. In the wake of Trump’s misfortune, McCain renewed his calls on Friday for a return to a legacy neocon status quo, when speaking at the Brussels forum, said that the world “cries out for American and European leadership” through the EU and Nato, and said that the EU and the US needed to develop “more cooperation, more connectivity”.
In a “new world order under enormous strain” and in “the titanic struggle with forces of radicalism … we can’t stand by and lament, we’ve got to be involved,” said McCain who is now chairman of the armed services committee in the US Senate, quoted by the EU Observer. “I trust the EU,” he said, defending an opposite view from that of US president Donald Trump, who said in January that the UK “was so smart in getting out” of the EU and that Nato was “obsolete”. He said that the EU was “one of the most important alliances” for the US and that the EU and Nato were “the best two sums in history”, which have maintained peace for the last 70 years. Continue reading »
“It is truly amazing how the unorganised bureaucrats of the metropolis can discuss, agree, design, manufacture, procure, deliver and install hundreds of protective frames to minimise injury from vehicular attacks within 48 hours of such an event.
Warms the cockles of the heart to think Government are so hands on reactive. Miracles do happen. Such a wonderful Government.”