Recent News Stories http://feed.informer.com/digests/2GHVXXWPV5/feeder Recent News Stories Respective post owners and feed distributors Sun, 07 May 2017 14:16:47 -0400 Feed Informer http://feed.informer.com/ Eurasia Review: Corporate Media To Bernie: Be Gone! – OpEd https://www.eurasiareview.com/13122019-corporate-media-to-bernie-be-gone-oped/ 1. US Security from mikenova (64 sites) urn:uuid:57cd9587-fb12-9bd2-944b-22e95643164b Thu, 12 Dec 2019 21:17:32 -0500 <p>By Sarah Cowgill*</p> <p>He is&nbsp;<em>the</em>&nbsp;only “Independent” and has the most questionable of all economic policies being discussed in presidential primary circles. The frazzled and frumpy, socialism-loving, perpetually angry Vermonter, Sen. Bernie Sanders, is on another epic tear through the Swamp. It’s not Godzilla versus Tokyo – or even The Blob, which&nbsp;<a href="https://www.libertynation.com/articles-of-impeachment-unveiled-after-farcical-hearing/" rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">Rep. Jerry Nadler</a>&nbsp;(D-NY) has parodied to a fault. Bernie’s enemy: the drive-by media, which he believes have plunged his candidacy into the murky shadows.</p> <p>And as God is my witness, I believe he is absolutely correct. He’s not getting any good press. It’s almost as if the media have already decided on their candidate. So now the Sanders campaign is breathing life into the nearly defunct, often-decried 2016 conspiracy theory: the Bernie Blackout.</p> <p>A study by Harvard’s Shorenstein Center gave life to said conspiracy when it found Bernie’s media coverage was “three times less” than that of Hillary.</p> <p>Are they so brazen as to try to topple the No. 2 in line for a July 2020 Democratic nod?</p> <h2>Corporate Media</h2> <p>Now Sanders rails against the media for creating a negative&nbsp;<a href="https://www.libertynation.com/exposing-the-media-bias/" rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">loop of information</a>&nbsp;– something President Donald Trump knows more about than anyone in politics these days. As Sanders rises in early state polling, his coverage dips. When his campaign does incredibly stupid things – such as hiring a state director with a history of anti-Semitic and anti-women tweet-fests, his coverage goes up.</p> <p>Sanders trails frontrunner Joe Biden by just a smidgen, as revealed by the latest Monmouth Poll. According to the global media intelligence company, Meltwater, he is racking up the news coverage. But it doesn’t reflect positive reinforcement. This is how his campaign adviser Jeff Weaver sees the analysis:</p> <blockquote class="wp-block-quote"><p>“Now we are in the phase of what I call the Bernie write-off. The undiscriminating coverage of polls that fit existing narratives is certainly an issue that all of us need to be aware of. Headline after headline declaring that the Sanders campaign is over.”</p></blockquote> <p>Of course, corporate-owned media are collectively apoplectic, pitching attacks toward Sanders of late. During one campaign stop in New Hampshire, Sanders snarked:</p> <blockquote class="wp-block-quote"><p>“I talk about (Amazon’s taxes) all of the time … And then I wonder why&nbsp;<em>The Washington Post</em>, which is owned by Jeff Bezos, who owns Amazon, doesn’t write particularly good articles about me. I don’t know why.”</p></blockquote> <p>It appears the corporate elite media outlets have flipped to page 120 of their 2020 narrative playbook and let out a coordinated group wail. The rapidly declining CNN called the attack “ridiculous” and “no different from what Trump does.” CBS opined that Bernie “echoes Trump” in blaming media for bad press. You know something is up when the flaming socialist is rudely compared to the capitalist in chief. Seems like the ivory tower’s personnel were not pleased with Sanders’ temper tantrum.</p> <h2>Is It True?</h2> <p>Do the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.libertynation.com/the-failed-media-bias-coup-top-10-players/" rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">media show</a>&nbsp;bias against Sanders or is he crying “wolf” as his campaign lands in second position? Let’s face the basest of facts: Our mainstream media companies are run by the wealthiest of our citizens and, make no mistake, their bottom line is of utmost importance. And those top-tier moguls – the likes of Bezos, Michael Bloomberg, and Rupert Murdoch – can’t help but want to project their interests from their mega-billion-dollar bully pulpits.</p> <p>With his wealth-ending battle cry, Sanders is not someone they would wish to be the next president of the United States. For that matter, they don’t embrace any Democratic candidate that spouts progressive policies – which is everyone but Biden.</p> <p>Perhaps Bernie is channeling his would-be nemesis Trump. The president did call out the “elites” and create the fake news mantra cheered by many Americans. The media are elitist. Bernie sees that and is not afraid to poke the digital bear. But this war won’t end well for Sanders. There is only one Godzilla in the Swamp today.</p> <p>*About the author: National Columnist at LibertyNation.com. Sarah has been a writer in the political and corporate worlds for over 25 years. As a sought-after speech writer, her clients included CEOs, U.S. Senators, Congressmen, Governors, and even a Vice President. She’s worked as Contributing Editor at Scottsdale Life, a news reporter for the Journal and Courier, and guest opinion political writer for numerous publications nationwide. A born storyteller, Sarah has published a full-length book and is currently finishing a quirky, sarcastic, second novel.</p> <p>Source: This article was published by the <a href="https://www.libertynation.com/corporate-media-to-bernie-be-gone/">Liberty Nation</a></p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.eurasiareview.com/13122019-corporate-media-to-bernie-be-gone-oped/" rel="nofollow">Corporate Media To Bernie: Be Gone! &#8211; OpEd</a> appeared first on <a href="https://www.eurasiareview.com" rel="nofollow">Eurasia Review</a>.</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/547536" width="16" height="16"> Eurasia Review 1 opinion Liberty Nation Washington Free Beacon: Sanders Endorses Candidate Ousted From Far-Left PAC for Offensive Writings https://freebeacon.com/politics/sanders-endorses-candidate-ousted-from-far-left-pac-for-offensive-writings/ 1. US Security from mikenova (64 sites) urn:uuid:1640da2f-6158-737f-687b-f4a7d9284403 Thu, 12 Dec 2019 21:15:55 -0500 <p><img alt="" height="447" src="https://freebeacon.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Cenk.png" width="640" /></p><p>Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) on Thursday endorsed the candidacy of Cenk Uygur, who is seeking a congressional seat in California. A founding member of the Justice Democrats PAC, Uygur was subsequently forced out of the group when his past, risqué writings on dating resurfaced.</p> <p>"I’m endorsing Cenk because I know he will serve ordinary people, not powerful special interests," Sanders <a href="https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/474368-sanders-endorses-young-turks-founder-cenk-uygur-for-house-seat" rel="noopener" target="_blank">said</a> in a statement. "He is a voice that we desperately need in Congress and will be a great representative for CA-25 and the country."</p> <div class="posts-content__category-widget md:hidden -ml-4 -mr-8 my-8 px-4 py-6 bg-gray-100"> <h4 class="mt-0 text-red-600 font-medium font-sans uppercase">Recent Stories in Politics</h4> <ul class="list-none p-0 "> <li class=""> <a class="text-black block mb-3 pb-3 border-b border-white" href="https://freebeacon.com/politics/sanders-endorses-candidate-ousted-from-far-left-pac-for-offensive-writings/"><strong>Sanders Endorses Candidate Ousted From Far-Left PAC for Offensive Writings</strong></a> </li> <li class=""> <a class="text-black block mb-3 pb-3 border-b border-white" href="https://freebeacon.com/politics/cnns-cillizza-mocks-republicans-over-poll-that-was-worse-for-dems/"><strong>CNN's Cillizza Mocks Republicans Over Poll That Was Worse For Dems</strong></a> </li> <li class=""> <a class="text-black block mb-3 pb-3 border-b border-white" href="https://freebeacon.com/politics/aoc-tells-brits-to-vote-for-corbyns-labour-party/"><strong>AOC Tells Brits to Vote for Corbyn’s Labour Party</strong></a> </li> </ul></div> <p>Justice Democrats, a political action committee that supports far-left candidates who challenge Democratic moderates, <a href="https://www.huffpost.com/entry/justice-democrats-ousts-cenk-uygur_n_5a3eb4d1e4b025f99e178181" rel="noopener" target="_blank">pushed</a> Uygur out of its leadership after blog posts he had written about dating and sex resurfaced.</p> <p>In the early 2000s, Uygur wrote a <a href="https://web.archive.org/web/20020319052056/http://www.youngturk.com:80/rulesof.htm" rel="noopener" target="_blank">series</a> entitled "Rules of Dating" which outlined, in lurid detail, his sexual expectations for the women he went out with.</p> <p>"There must be some serious making out by the third date," Uygur wrote. "If I haven't felt your tits by then, things are not about to last much longer."</p> <p>"There must be orgasm by the fifth date," a second rule reads.</p> <p>"There must be sex by the second month of dating. There are a lot of allowable exceptions to this rule, but they all involve orgasms," the rules continue. "I'd much rather go out with a slut than a prude."</p> <p>Uygur <a href="https://www.thewrap.com/young-turks-cenk-uygur-blog-breasts-women-flawed/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">apologized</a> after the blog posts resurfaced, saying "the stuff I wrote back then was really insensitive and ignorant," and adding he deeply regretted writing them.</p> <p>"I had not yet matured and I was still a conservative who thought that stuff was politically incorrect and edgy," he said.</p> <p>"We do not feel that Mr. Uygur is fit to lead or participate in an organization that truly believes women's issues and the issues of black and brown people are all of our issues," Saikat Chakrabarti, Justice Democrats cofounder and former chief of staff to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.), said in a statement at the time of Uygur's termination.</p> <p>Uygur is well known for having created The Young Turks, a popular far-left YouTube channel. He is currently running to replace former Rep. Katie Hill (D., Calif.), who <a href="https://freebeacon.com/politics/dem-swinger-announces-resignation-in-floor-speech/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">resigned</a> after facing accusations she carried on affairs with staffers.</p> <p>The post <a href="https://freebeacon.com/politics/sanders-endorses-candidate-ousted-from-far-left-pac-for-offensive-writings/" rel="nofollow">Sanders Endorses Candidate Ousted From Far-Left PAC for Offensive Writings</a> appeared first on <a href="https://freebeacon.com" rel="nofollow">Washington Free Beacon</a>.</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/1091244" width="16" height="16"> Washington Free Beacon politics 2020 election bernie sanders california Graham Piro Eurasia Review: What Trump And The GOP Learned From Obama – OpEd https://www.eurasiareview.com/13122019-what-trump-and-the-gop-learned-from-obama-oped/ 1. US Security from mikenova (64 sites) urn:uuid:1fc29b21-77de-4d17-107b-638860eca005 Thu, 12 Dec 2019 21:14:03 -0500 <p>By Rev. Susan K. Williams Smith*</p> <p>As President Trump’s impeachment unspools, news coverage is buzzing about conspiracy theories and geopolitical rivalries. But at the root of Trump’s effort to extort Ukraine was a simple motive: Trump hoped to influence our elections to preserve his power and that of his associates.&nbsp;</p> <p>That has a lot in common with something closer to home: our long and ugly history of voter suppression, which likewise aimed to preserve the power of some at the expense of others — primarily people of color.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>In&nbsp;<em>Give Us the Ballot,&nbsp;</em>Ari Berman notes the U.S. has always had a “split personality when it comes to race and political power.” Efforts to get African Americans the right to vote in “a nation simultaneously founded on liberty and slavery,” he writes, have always been “met by equally intense efforts to roll back that progress.”</p> <p>Especially after the Civil War, the political and racial schizophrenia of white America could not endure even the thought that formerly enslaved Africans should have the right to vote. Efforts to stymie the ability of black people to vote — from outright prohibitions to artificial barriers — began in earnest then, and continue in various forms to the present day.</p> <p>Brutal, often violent voter suppression prevailed in the 20th century. But a new wave of more sophisticated tactics surfaced after the 2008 general election, when Republicans realized the power of the resurgent black vote that had helped elect President Obama.&nbsp;</p> <p>Carefully studying what the Obama campaign had done, they constructed laws to combat the reasons for its success. States began passing laws that curtailed early voting and mandated the shuttering of polling places that made it easier for blacks to vote. They instituted techniques like voter purging (including purging by postcard) and imposed restrictive voter registration policies.</p> <p>More recently, Trump campaign workers studied the techniques that made the Obama coalition successful and greatly increased their efforts to strengthen their own grassroots organizing.&nbsp;</p> <p>A&nbsp;<a href="https://time.com/5672146/donald-trump-2020-campaign-volunteers-obama/"><em>Time</em>&nbsp;magazine article</a>&nbsp;reported that the Trump Victory Leadership Initiative, said to be modeled on the Obama campaign, had by 2016 trained 700,000 volunteers — and is aiming for 2 million in 2020. While they consistently attack Obama, it is clear that the Trump team learned much about Obama’s operation and sought to emulate it.</p> <p>Meanwhile Republicans have doubled down on efforts to keep black people from voting in key races. The marquee example is Georgia, where Democrat Stacey Adams ran for governor against Republican Brian Kemp in 2018.</p> <p>There, polling places in poor and rural districts were closed. “Exact match” laws resulted in the exclusion of 53,000 votes cast by Democrats because of slight differences in what their photo ID said and what was on voter rolls. Many Georgians were forced to cast provisional ballots, which according to data collected after the election were not counted.<br /><br />Fortunately, voting rights advocates are fighting back. Voters in states like Georgia are fighting — successfully — to get polling places reopened. And Florida activists supported the passage of Amendment 4, which restores voting rights to people with felony convictions.</p> <p>Trump, ever dishonest himself, calls the American political system rigged. He is correct, though not in the way he is communicating it. His party’s intense effort to negate the African American vote is still keeping black and brown people, students, the elderly, and immigrant citizens away from the polls.&nbsp;</p> <p>It will take all of us working together, harder than ever, to overcome those obstacles. But we can and must do it.</p> <p>*<em>Rev. Susan K. Williams Smith is an ordained minister and the director of Crazy Faith Ministries in Columbus, Ohio. She serves on People For the American Way Foundation’s African American Ministers In Action. This op-ed was distributed by OtherWords.org.</em></p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.eurasiareview.com/13122019-what-trump-and-the-gop-learned-from-obama-oped/" rel="nofollow">What Trump And The GOP Learned From Obama &#8211; OpEd</a> appeared first on <a href="https://www.eurasiareview.com" rel="nofollow">Eurasia Review</a>.</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/547536" width="16" height="16"> Eurasia Review 1 opinion Other Words Euronews's YouTube Videos: UK election 2019: Did you think being a TV reporter was glamorous? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hbco0DmO2LM 1. 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US Security from mikenova (64 sites) urn:uuid:40552743-8cfd-7531-5815-857ba350cf88 Thu, 12 Dec 2019 21:09:14 -0500 <p>The <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuremberg_Trials">International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg</a>, which followed <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II">World War II</a>, called the waging of aggressive war &#8220;essentially an evil thing&#8230;to initiate a war of aggression&#8230;is not only an international crime; it is the supreme international crime, differing only from other war crimes in that it contains within itself the accumulated evil of the whole.</p> <p>Back in 2009 president-elect Barack Obama was asked by George Stephanopoulos if prosecuting the Bush regime for war crimes was in the cards and while rejecting that idea, he had this to say about investigating torture and the unnecessary deaths of over one million people in Iraq, “ (Obama held) &#8220;a belief that we need to look forward as opposed to looking backwards (sic).”</p> <p>I paraphrased Obama’s comment at the time as, “I cannot prosecute the former Commander in Chief, because I need the same professional courtesy from the one who will follow me.” Of course, after committing many such atrocious war crimes and crimes against humanity while U.S. president himself, my conjecture at his motives were unfortunately pretty on target. My hypothesis then was based not on a Tarot card or tea leaves reading, but the reading of past U.S. history. Even though the office of POTUS is riddled with thugs and war criminals, some massive, some not so massive (but still horrible), not one U.S. president has been held accountable.</p> <p>I posted an&nbsp;<a href="https://cindysheehanssoapbox.blogspot.com/2019/12/nancy-pelosi-warrior-goddess-of-us.html">article last week&nbsp;</a>that I authored about the impeachment circus centering around House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her new-found zeal for the rule of law and the U.S. Constitution in prosecuting the Trump regime and one of the questions I asked was “why?” Why was she now such a “Warrior Goddess of the U.S. Constitution&#8221; when she refused to institute an investigation against the blatant war criminal George W. Bush? Well, recently at a CNN town hall meeting she appeared on, to my delight, an audience member asked him this very question.</p> <p>Her answer (<a href="https://www.btrtoday.com/read/featured/nancy-pelosi-knew-bush-lied-about-iraq/">watch link here)</a>&nbsp;was long, rambling, and at times incoherent, but basically, her answer boils down to: “Look, I was the ranking member on the House Intelligence Committee before the war and we knew that Saddam had no WMD.” Then she went on to mock people who “still believe” that Iraq had anything to do with 9/11.</p> <p>So, right there on national TV, without an ounce of shame or remorse, she admitted to being an accomplice of the Bush regime in war crimes and crimes against humanity. I am not an attorney or legal scholar, but I do know that there is no statute of limitations on murder and maybe a new wing should be added to Ft. Leavenworth prison to incarcerate every war criminal&#8212;Democrat or Republican&#8211;who lied about this mass murder.</p> <p>Over one million Iraqi were killed in that war crime with several million more being displaced or maimed. BABIES are being born with deformities and children are dying from cancer at an alarming rate due to the introduction of depleted uranium and other war-toxins into that country by the US Military and its profiteers. This person Pelosi and everyone else who was complicit in these war crimes—including Secretary of State and noted war criminal Colin Powell who is now calling for Republicans to “do the right thing” and remove Trump from office—should be rotting in federal prison, at the very least.</p> <p>I would like war criminal and apparent sociopath Pelosi to think about what she did and continues to do during this holiday season, being the “<a href="https://www.ncronline.org/news/politics/house-speaker-pelosi-rebukes-reporter-dont-mess-me">good Catholic</a>” that she claims to be: not only did her lies and cover-up of the truth decimate Iraq (with the crimes continuing to this day), almost five-thousand US troops (including my son Casey) were killed with many more being wounded and about eight Iraq/Afghan veterans committing suicide every day, to this day. Unforgivably, Pelosi. is prospering and has her crime-family intact and she doesn’t have to go buy poinsettias for her son’s grave this holiday season.</p> <p>My son Casey was a vibrant, loving human-being who did always try to do the right thing. The last time we physically saw him was Christmas of 2003, and he told everybody that he “didn’t want to go to Iraq, but he had to,” and he was certain that he couldn’t “kill anybody,” and he was killed in combat very shortly after he arrived.</p> <p>Pelosi could have stopped this, slowed it down, or ameliorated the damage if she weren&#8217;t such an A + member of the heinous U.S War Establishment. With the authority of being the &#8220;ranking member&#8221; of the House Intelligence Committee, she could have credibly made the case against war, but she knowingly and WITH MALICE aforethought chose not to.&nbsp;</p> <p>You will notice that Pelosi has been a fundamental player in US politics for several decades and in a leadership role for many of those years. POTUS administrations come and go, but Pelosi seems to be forever. One can argue that Pelosi is not a &#8220;major player&#8221; in US scandals, but I think the facts belie this. She is able to accumulate power through her wealth and longevity and I don&#8217;t think anyone should underestimate her political cleverness, even if she&#8217;s not very articulate at times. Pelosi openly admitted this on national TV and it makes me wonder about all the crimes she hasn&#8217;t confessed to.</p> <p>Pelosi and her ilk are drenched in the blood and gore of millions, but now she is going ahead with the impeachment of Trump for not selling weapons to the neo-Nazi’s in Ukraine fast enough (weapons that are used to murder their opposition)? <a href="https://vimeo.com/252426896">For appealing to a Ukrainian official for the investigation of a Democrat (Biden) who was a member of a regime that helped to install those neo-Nazis in Ukraine in the first place and for using his influence as Vice President to get his son a very lucrative job? </a></p> <p>In a different place, or time, maybe, Pelosi&#8217;s admission would be monumental and proceedings would be instituted to hold those responsible accountable, but face it, we live in the era of the soundbite/worship of wealthy war criminals, but only we can prevent this from going down the memory hole with many other truly significant things. The antics of the clowns in Congress (and let&#8217;s never forget the devious role of their minions in the corporate media) would be amusing if there weren’t so much at stake with their monumentally vicious crimes: the crimes of aggressive and pre-emptive war.</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.eurasiareview.com/13122019-imprison-pelosi-for-war-crimes-oped/" rel="nofollow">Imprison Pelosi For War Crimes &#8211; OpEd</a> appeared first on <a href="https://www.eurasiareview.com" rel="nofollow">Eurasia Review</a>.</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/547536" width="16" height="16"> Eurasia Review 1 opinion Cindy Sheehan Eurasia Review: US Senate Recognizes Armenian Genocide https://www.eurasiareview.com/13122019-us-senate-recognizes-armenian-genocide/ 1. US Security from mikenova (64 sites) urn:uuid:2ba90f24-3619-5be5-585c-eb1c88c6d9d0 Thu, 12 Dec 2019 21:05:40 -0500 <p>The Senate passed a resolution on Thursday, December 12 officially recognizing the Armenian Genocide.</p> <p>Sen. Bob Menendez passed the resolution, which provides &#8220;official recognition and remembrance&#8221; of the Armenian Genocide, by consent.</p> <p>&#8220;We have just passed the Armenian genocide resolution &#8230; and it is fitting and appropriate that the Senate stands on the right side of history in doing so. It commemorates the truth of the Armenian genocide,&#8221; Menendez said from the Senate floor.</p> <p>The move comes after three GOP senators previously blocked passage of the resolution amid pressure from the White House, which argued that it would undercut negotiations between Washington and Ankara, which vehemently opposes recognizing the killing of 1.5 million Armenians as genocide.</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.eurasiareview.com/13122019-us-senate-recognizes-armenian-genocide/" rel="nofollow">US Senate Recognizes Armenian Genocide</a> appeared first on <a href="https://www.eurasiareview.com" rel="nofollow">Eurasia Review</a>.</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/547536" width="16" height="16"> Eurasia Review 1 social issues PanARMENIAN Eurasia Review: How Humans Learned To Dance: From The Chimpanzee Conga https://www.eurasiareview.com/13122019-how-humans-learned-to-dance-from-the-chimpanzee-conga/ 1. US Security from mikenova (64 sites) urn:uuid:89ee6b67-2414-cca6-5752-59fbfae1d1fd Thu, 12 Dec 2019 21:04:13 -0500 <p>Two chimpanzees housed in a zoo in the US have sparked the question about how human dance evolved after being observed performing a duo dance-like behavior, similar to a human conga-line.</p> <p>Psychologist observing two chimpanzees in a zoo have discovered that they performed a behavior hitherto never seen, they coordinated together in a rhythmic social ritual.</p> <p>Two chimpanzees housed in a zoo in the US have sparked the question about how human dance evolved after being observed performing a duo dance-like behaviour, similar to a human conga-line.</p> <p>In the paper ‘<em>Coupled whole-body rhythmic entrainment between two chimpanzees’</em>published in the Journal <em>Scientific Reports, </em>researchers led by the University of Warwick found the levels of motoric co-ordination, synchrony and rhythm between the two female chimpanzees matched the levels shown by orchestra players performing the same musical piece.</p> <p>Other species have been shown to be able to entertain by moving to the pace of a rhythmic tempo by an external stimulus and solo individuals, however this is the first time it hasn’t been triggered by nonhuman partners or signals.</p> <p>Although the newly described behaviour probably represents a new form a stereotypy in captivity in this great ape species, the behaviour forces scientists interested in the evolution of human dance to consider new conditions that may have catalysed the emergence of one of human’s most exuberant and richest forms of expression.</p> <p>Dr Adriano Lameira, from the Department of Psychology at the University of Warwick comments: “Dance is an icon of human expression. Despite astounding diversity around the world’s cultures and dazzling abundance of reminiscent animal systems, the evolution of dance in the human clade remains obscure.&#8221;</p> <p>According to Lameira, “Dance requires individuals to interactively synchronize their whole-body tempo to their partner’s, with near-perfect precision, this explains why no dance forms were present amongst nonhuman primates. Critically, this is evidence for conjoined full-body rhythmic entrainment in great apes that could help reconstruct possible proto-stages of human dance is still lacking.”</p> <p>The researchers report an endogenously-effected case of ritualized dance-like behavior between two captive chimpanzees – synchronized bipedalism. By studying videos they revealed that synchronisation between individuals was non-random, predictable, phase concordant, maintained with instantaneous centi-second precision and jointly regulated, with individuals also taking turns as “pace-makers”.</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.eurasiareview.com/13122019-how-humans-learned-to-dance-from-the-chimpanzee-conga/" rel="nofollow">How Humans Learned To Dance: From The Chimpanzee Conga</a> appeared first on <a href="https://www.eurasiareview.com" rel="nofollow">Eurasia Review</a>.</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/547536" width="16" height="16"> Eurasia Review 1 entertainment Eurasia Review Palmer Report: Don’t fall for this ridiculous distraction that Donald Trump and Mike Huckabee just trotted out for 2020 https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/distraction-trump-huck-2020-fall/23627/ 1. Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:5376d4ee-013e-3a58-aa0c-090e32e2ed6e Thu, 12 Dec 2019 21:00:29 -0500 <div class="palmerreport-post-block1-third-ad-desktop-only" id="palmerreport-1552685313" style="text-align: center;"> <ins class="adsbygoogle" style="display: inline-block; width: 300px; height: 250px;"></ins> <ins class="adsbygoogle" style="display: inline-block; width: 300px; height: 250px;"></ins> </div><br style="clear: both; display: block; float: none;" /><p>Earlier today, Palmer Report pointed out that Donald Trump had posted more than a hundred tweets and retweets in just half a day, suggesting that he was desperate to distract everyone from the current and upcoming bad news he&#8217;s facing. Now Trump is directly confirming this, as he&#8217;s sending one of his most notorious surrogates on television to trot out an utterly ridiculous attempt at distracting us from the important stuff.</p> <div class="palmerreport-block1-second-ad-desktop-only" id="palmerreport-766728599" style="float: left; margin-right: 7px;"> <ins class="adsbygoogle" style="display: inline-block; width: 336px; height: 280px;"></ins> </div><br style="clear: both; display: block; float: none;" /><p>That&#8217;s right, Donald Trump is sending Mike Huckabee onto Fox News tonight to make the (apparently straight-faced) argument that because the Democrats and the Deep State tried to oust Trump from office, he&#8217;s eligible for a third term. Huckabee has even announced on Twitter that Trump has appointed him to run his 2024 campaign.</p> <div class="palmerreport-after-first-paragraph" id="palmerreport-1864350229" style="float: left;"> <ins class="adsbygoogle" style="display: inline-block; width: 336px; height: 280px;"></ins> </div><br style="clear: both; display: block; float: none;" /><div class="palmerreport-block2-second-ad-desktop-only" id="palmerreport-1112818382" style="float: left; margin-right: 7px;"> <ins class="adsbygoogle" style="display: inline-block; width: 336px; height: 280px;"></ins> </div><br style="clear: both; display: block; float: none;" /><p>The thing is, <i>this isn&#8217;t happening</i>. In case I didn&#8217;t say that loudly enough, <b>THIS ISN&#8217;T HAPPENING</b>. It&#8217;s not a real thing. It&#8217;s not something that Donald Trump can just magically do, any more than he could magically flap his arms and fly. Even if Trump were planning to try to illegally run for a third term, he sure wouldn&#8217;t be telling anyone about it now, as he&#8217;d be giving his adversaries a several year head start in putting a stop to it.</p> <div class="palmerreport-middle-ad" id="palmerreport-1268332661" style="float: left;"> <ins class="adsbygoogle" style="display: inline-block; width: 336px; height: 280px;"></ins> <ins class="adsbygoogle" style="display: inline-block; width: 336px; height: 280px;"></ins> </div><br style="clear: both; display: block; float: none;" /><div class="palmerreport-content" id="palmerreport-1292993626" style="float: left;"> <ins class="adsbygoogle" style="display: inline-block; width: 336px; height: 280px;"></ins> </div><br style="clear: both; display: block; float: none;" /><p>Instead, this is simply a bizarre attempt at distracting us from the real news by floating something that&#8217;s laugh out loud impossible, yet designed to be scary enough to get us to forget that it&#8217;s laugh out loud impossible. In fact the point is to paralyze the Resistance with fear, so we won&#8217;t go out and do the work necessary to defeat Donald Trump in 2020. That, and this kind of gibberish nonsense takes up some of the headline space that would otherwise have gone to Trump&#8217;s worsening scandals and troubles.</p> <div class="palmerreport-bottom-ad" id="palmerreport-1890502132"><div id="palmerreport-1589726833" style="float: left;"> <ins class="adsbygoogle" style="display: inline-block; width: 336px; height: 280px;"></ins> <ins class="adsbygoogle" style="display: inline-block; width: 336px; height: 280px;"></ins> </div><br style="clear: both; display: block; float: none;" /></div><p>If you choose to fall for this stunt that Trump and Huckabee are trotting out right now, it&#8217;s your own fault. The less attention you give to this desperate stunt, the better. Trump is on his absolute last legs, and he knows it, which is why he&#8217;s promoting some doomsday fantasy about 2024, instead of trying to focus on improving his worsening prospects for 2020.</p><div class="palmerreport-matched-content-mobile" id="palmerreport-191430596"> <ins class="adsbygoogle" style="display: block;"></ins> </div><div class="palmerreport-post-block5-second-ad-desktop-only" id="palmerreport-1545991220" style="float: left;"><p><b><i><a href="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&amp;hosted_button_id=RHHCSFGSSUCC4" target="_blank">Click here to help fund Palmer Report's editorial takedown of Donald Trump!</a></i></b></p> <p> <ins class="adsbygoogle" style="display: inline-block; width: 336px; height: 280px;"></ins> <ins class="adsbygoogle" style="display: inline-block; width: 336px; height: 280px;"></ins> </p> <ins class="adsbygoogle" style="display: block;"></ins> </div><br style="clear: both; display: block; float: none;" /> <aside 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Trump from mikenova (5 sites) urn:uuid:71c6fadc-d10c-a412-382d-146c4f193278 Thu, 12 Dec 2019 21:00:00 -0500 <a href="https://www.sfexaminer.com/news/sf-judge-holds-gop-house-candidate-omar-navarro-on-stalking-charges/" target="_blank">SF judge holds GOP House candidate Omar Navarro on stalking charges</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">San Francisco Examiner</font><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6660097" width="16" height="16"> "roger stone" - Google News The National Interest: The Royal Navy Isn't Done Yet: Great Britain Is Replacing Its Type 45 Destroyer https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/royal-navy-isnt-done-yet-great-britain-replacing-its-type-45-destroyer-103912 1. US Security from mikenova (64 sites) urn:uuid:3cfb049d-c298-6d7e-9613-0545127048bd Thu, 12 Dec 2019 21:00:00 -0500 <p><b>David Axe</b></p> <p><em>Security, Europe</em></p> <a href="https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/royal-navy-isnt-done-yet-great-britain-replacing-its-type-45-destroyer-103912"><img src="https://nationalinterest.org/sites/default/files/styles/resize-1440/public/main_images/HMS_Daring-1%20%281%29.jpg?itok=UTpFppW7" /></a> <h3>The Type 26 will enter service in the mid-2020s.</h3> <p><strong>Key point: </strong>Cost considerations are driving the Royal Navy's procurement plans.</p> <p>The Royal Navy may already have identified a possible replacement for its Type 45 destroyers. A version of the <a href="https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/britains-new-type-26-frigate-going-be-amazing-90131">new Type 26 frigate</a>, which should enter service with the U.K. fleet in the mid-2020s, ultimately could replace the air-defense-optimized Type 45s beginning in the 2030s.</p> <p>The prospect of developing an air-defense variant of the Type 26 offers some hope to the United Kingdom’s beleaguered naval shipbuilders that they might be able to build a large number of ships of different classes without a long break in production.</p> <p>Trade publication U.K. Defense Journal first reported the possible plan for a new destroyer. The magazine <a href="https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/the-type-4x-destroyer-an-early-look-at-an-early-concept/?fbclid=IwAR3t0s90YX-OgP3hiGt3RVQlkw0rX_FHSLO-U06Tzazp8B5ajPFH12b7yws">cited</a> Paul Sweeney, a member of the U.K. parliament for Glasgow North East in Scotland, where BAE Systems maintains a large naval shipyard. Sweeney himself is former BAE shipbuilder.</p> <p>“We’ve been told that consideration is already being given to the development of an anti-air warfare variant of the Type 26, a variant that will function as a future replacement for the Type 45 destroyer fleet,” U.K. Defense Journal explained. “The program is currently referred to as T4X.”</p> <p>The Royal Navy in 2019 possesses just 19 escort ships, including 13 Type 23 frigates and six Type 45s. The Type 23s are general-purpose escorts with an anti-submarine-warfare bent. The Type 45s with their powerful Sampson radars and Sea Viper missiles primarily are air-defense ships.</p> <p>The U.K. fleet’s two new aircraft carriers each could sail in a battlegroup including a Type 23 and a Type 45.</p> <p>The Type 45s are not old. The first ships, HMS <em>Daring</em>, entered service in 2009. The sixth and last, HMS <em>Duncan</em>, joined the fleet in 2013. Typically just four of the destroyers actually have crews and are available for deployments. The other two are undergoing refit.</p> <a href="https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/royal-navy-isnt-done-yet-great-britain-replacing-its-type-45-destroyer-103912">Read full article</a><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/278402" width="16" height="16"> The National Interest security David Axe "us national security" - Google News: Experts Question Washington's Timing on Seoul's Share of Defense Cost - VOA News https://www.voanews.com/east-asia-pacific/experts-question-washingtons-timing-seouls-share-defense-cost 1. 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US Security from mikenova (64 sites) urn:uuid:165fb1d6-5855-12c1-d362-c22e751ce7a1 Thu, 12 Dec 2019 20:58:00 -0500 <ol><li><a href="https://news.google.com/__i/rss/rd/articles/CBMilQFodHRwczovL3d3dy5pbnZlc3RvcnMuY29tL21hcmtldC10cmVuZC9zdG9jay1tYXJrZXQtdG9kYXkvZG93LWpvbmVzLWZ1dHVyZXMtY2hpbmEtdHJhZGUtZGVhbC1saWZ0cy1zdG9jay1tYXJrZXQtcmFsbHktYWRvYmUtYnJvYWRjb20tY29zdGNvLWVhcm5pbmdzL9IBAA?oc=5" target="_blank">Dow Jones Futures: China Trade Deal Buzz Fuels Stock Market Rally; Adobe, Broadcom, Costco, Oracle Are Earnings Movers</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Investor's Business Daily</font></li><li><a href="https://news.google.com/__i/rss/rd/articles/CBMieGh0dHBzOi8vd3d3LmNuYmMuY29tLzIwMTkvMTIvMTIvc3RvY2tzLWFyZS1zZXQtdG8tYWRkLXRvLXRodXJzZGF5cy1yYWxseS1hcy11cy1hbmQtY2hpbmEtbmVhci1zaWduaW5nLW9mLXRyYWRlLWRlYWwuaHRtbNIBfGh0dHBzOi8vd3d3LmNuYmMuY29tL2FtcC8yMDE5LzEyLzEyL3N0b2Nrcy1hcmUtc2V0LXRvLWFkZC10by10aHVyc2RheXMtcmFsbHktYXMtdXMtYW5kLWNoaW5hLW5lYXItc2lnbmluZy1vZi10cmFkZS1kZWFsLmh0bWw?oc=5" target="_blank">Stocks are set to add to Thursday's rally as US and China near signing of trade deal</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">CNBC</font></li><li><a href="https://news.google.com/__i/rss/rd/articles/CBMiNmh0dHBzOi8vd3d3LmZveGJ1c2luZXNzLmNvbS9tYXJrZXRzL3N0b2Nrcy1kZWMtMTItMjAxOdIBOmh0dHBzOi8vd3d3LmZveGJ1c2luZXNzLmNvbS9tYXJrZXRzL3N0b2Nrcy1kZWMtMTItMjAxOS5hbXA?oc=5" target="_blank">S&amp;P, Nasdaq close at record highs as US-China trade deal imminent</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Fox Business</font></li><li><a href="https://news.google.com/__i/rss/rd/articles/CBMidGh0dHBzOi8vd3d3LnJldXRlcnMuY29tL2FydGljbGUvdXMtdXNhLXN0b2Nrcy93YWxsLXN0cmVldC1oaXRzLXJlY29yZHMtb24tbmV3cy1vZi11LXMtY2hpbmEtdHJhZGUtZGVhbC1pZFVTS0JOMVlHMUM10gE0aHR0cHM6Ly9tb2JpbGUucmV1dGVycy5jb20vYXJ0aWNsZS9hbXAvaWRVU0tCTjFZRzFDNQ?oc=5" target="_blank">Wall Street hits records on news of U.S.-China trade deal</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Reuters</font></li><li><a href="https://news.google.com/__i/rss/rd/articles/CBMigAFodHRwczovL3d3dy5tYXJrZXR3YXRjaC5jb20vc3Rvcnkvc3AtbmFzZGFxLWNsb3NlLWF0LXJlY29yZC1oaWdocy1hZnRlci1yZXBvcnRzLW9mLXVzLWNoaW5hLWRlYWwtdG8tcm9sbC1iYWNrLXRhcmlmZnMtMjAxOS0xMi0xMtIBT2h0dHBzOi8vd3d3Lm1hcmtldHdhdGNoLmNvbS9hbXAvc3RvcnkvZ3VpZC8yM0JFQkVDMS1GNUYxLTRDQjctQjA1NS1DODU1M0E3RjQ4NkI?oc=5" target="_blank">S&amp;P, Nasdaq close at record highs after reports of U.S-China deal to roll back tariffs</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">MarketWatch</font></li><li><strong><a href="https://news.google.com/stories/CAAqOQgKIjNDQklTSURvSmMzUnZjbmt0TXpZd1NoTUtFUWlVcFp6VWpvQU1FVWpISE9nSjhkMkNLQUFQAQ?oc=5" target="_blank">View full coverage on Google News</a></strong></li></ol><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/5961147" width="16" height="16"> Top stories - Google News Eurasia Review: COP25: ‘Listen To Indigenous People’ https://www.eurasiareview.com/13122019-cop25-listen-to-indigenous-people/ 1. US Security from mikenova (64 sites) urn:uuid:d2bfe613-5b99-5d75-82a9-92cd487d76a7 Thu, 12 Dec 2019 20:57:31 -0500 <p>Indigenous communities of the Amazon say they are being excluded from decision-making as COP25 climate talks hone in on carbon markets.</p> <p>Establishing an effective and fair global carbon market is one of the key aims of the UN climate summit taking place in Madrid (2–13 December 2019). But spokespeople for indigenous groups of the Amazon say that placing such emphasis on carbon markets treats forests as commodities rather than areas of unique biodiversity and cultural heritage.</p> <p>Many representatives of these communities feel that despite the rhetoric of a “just transition” to low-carbon economies, the prevailing approach still protects business interests over native communities.</p> <p>The 25<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;summit of the UN’s conference of the parties (COP 25) is the final one ahead of crucial 2020 deadlines set by the 2015 Paris agreement – when many nations must submit new climate action plans.</p> <p>The Paris accord set the global goals of achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 and to limit global temperature rise to 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels by the end of the century.</p> <p>With the COP 25 conference in its final days, negotiations are focused on breaking the deadlock around rules for carbon markets under article 6 of the Paris agreement.</p> <p>Carbon markets allow high carbon-emitting countries to buy carbon credits from countries that haven’t exceeded their emissions targets. The aim is to reduce the overall cost of meeting the targets, but critics say it allows richer countries to dodge responsibility for cutting their own emissions.</p> <p>COP 25 is taking place under the presidency of Chile, even though the location was switched to the Spanish capital due to civil unrest in Santiago. As such, Latin American issues have featured strongly in the programme and spokespeople for indigenous groups of the Amazon have voiced their concerns about the UN climate negotiation process.</p> <p>Many groups feel that despite the rhetoric, indigenous communities are still not being directly included in decisions that ultimately affect their territories.</p> <p>Fermín Chimatani, president of Anecap Perú, an indigenous association representing the 10 communal reserves of Peru, said: “It’s important to recognise the contribution that we make together, all the indigenous communities of the Amazon basin. It’s important to see us as keys to the government discussions about climate change.”</p> <p>Deforestation and forest degradation through fires are the biggest imminent threats to Amazonian communities. According to the World Wildlife Fund, around 17 per cent of the Amazon rainforest has been lost in the past 50 years, mainly due to clearance for cattle ranching but also because of mining and hydroelectric projects.</p> <p>To encourage the preservation of forests worldwide, the parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) established the REDD+ programme in 2005. Rather than legally binding rules, REDD+ is a set of guidelines to protect these vital carbon sinks through a variety of forest management options.</p> <p>Critics, however, have pointed out shortcomings of REDD+ in its application. Indeed, the UN itself acknowledged some of the issues via the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Special Report on Climate Change and Land, published in August 2019. Studies highlighted in that report conclude that at a local level, indigenous people have not been sufficiently involved in the planning and distribution of benefits of REDD+ projects.</p> <p>That is also the conclusion of Robinson Lopéz, the coordinator for climate change and biodiversity of COICA, an organisation that represents indigenous groups from nine countries in the Amazon basin. “The governments have to recognise the historical work of our communities in conserving our territories. People that cooperate with us should guarantee that we receive resources directly to strengthen the livelihoods of people in these communities.”</p> <p>COICA has developed a proposalfor a regional consultationprotocol for indigenous voices to be included in climate plans. It has also declared a climate emergency in the nine nations represented by the organisation.</p> <p>Loud calls to protect indigenous rights have resonated throughout COP 25. Former US vice-president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Al Gore spoke on Tuesday (10 December) about forest degradation due to intentional fires in the Amazon.</p> <p>In a packed media briefing on Monday (9 December), climate activist Greta Thunberg appeared alongside members of native communities from South America, North America and Africa. “It is so important that we listen to indigenous people because they are suffering and their rights have been violated across the world and they are also among those who will be hit the most,” she said.</p> <p>Away from the conference itself, Thunberg and the indigenous Brazilian activist Sônia Guajajara were among the speakers at a climate demonstration in central Madrid on Friday (6 December) which organisers say attracted around 500 000 people.</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.eurasiareview.com/13122019-cop25-listen-to-indigenous-people/" rel="nofollow">COP25: &#8216;Listen To Indigenous People&#8217;</a> appeared first on <a href="https://www.eurasiareview.com" rel="nofollow">Eurasia Review</a>.</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/547536" width="16" height="16"> Eurasia Review 1 environment Eurasia Review "global security" - Google News: Concealed guns probe: New records further suggest influence of power, money on permitting process - The Mercury News http://www.mercurynews.com/concealed-guns-probe-new-records-further-suggest-influence-of-power-money-on-permitting-process 1. 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US Security from mikenova (64 sites) urn:uuid:d7272f2d-49fa-ff51-0fd7-9d392990a962 Thu, 12 Dec 2019 20:49:18 -0500 <p>By Michael P. Noonan*</p> <p>(<a href="https://www.fpri.org/article/2019/12/the-pensacola-attack-and-its-implications/">FPRI</a>) &#8212; Last week Royal Saudi Air Force 2LT Mohammed Alshamrani killed three people and wounded eight others in a terrorist attack at Pensacola Naval Air Station. He was killed by a sheriff’s deputy in response. The gun he used was legally purchased using a hunting license. The FBI had previously <a href="">warned</a> about this loophole for foreign nationals. He had been in the United States since 2017, receiving both English language and flight and weapons training, with brief returns to the Saudi Arabia for leave.</p> <p>Why was he here? While Saudi Arabian military personnel have been receiving training in the United States since at least 1991 (I attended the Armor Officer Basic Course with a Saudi officer in 1994), they and other foreign soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines receive training through the&nbsp;<a href="">International Military Education and Training</a>&nbsp;(IMET) program. (IMET training is approved by the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.state.gov/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/FMT_Volume-II_FY2018-2019.pdf">State Department</a>&nbsp;and administered by the Department of Defense.) The Defense Security Cooperation Agency’s site lists the aims of such military training for foreign nationals as:</p> <ul><li>Train future leaders</li><li>Create a better understanding of the United States</li><li>Establish a rapport between the U.S. military and the country’s military to build alliances for the future</li><li>Enhance interoperability and capabilities for joint operation</li><li>Focus on professional military education</li><li>Allow countries to use their national funds to receive a reduced cost for other DoD education and training</li><li>Provide English Language Training assistance</li></ul> <p>Such training would require vetting of personnel both by the US and presumably by the sending nation. According to an archived report on the&nbsp;<a href="">Federation of American Scientists</a>:</p> <blockquote class="wp-block-quote"><p><em>all IMET applicants are screened rigorously for health problems, human rights violations, and other potential problems.&nbsp; If an applicant satisfies all screening requirements, an Invitational Travel Order (ITO)&nbsp;is issued.&nbsp;&nbsp;Once they arrive in the United States, each new International Military Student (IMS) is assigned an International Military Student Officer (ISMO), who is responsible for coordinating logistics associated with the student’s arrival, monitoring their academic progress, and arranging Department of Defense Informational Program (DoDIP) activities, which seek to expose foreign military students to American culture, values and institutions.</em>&nbsp;</p></blockquote> <p>One would assume that procedures are similar today. But the Saudis are&nbsp;<a href="">now claiming</a>&nbsp;that Alshamrani spouted extremist views on social media before he even attended training beginning in 2017. The size of the Shamrani tribe, however, perhaps obscured his identity.</p> <p>Several fellow Saudi students were observed filming the shootout. It remains unclear at this time whether that footage was taken out of some morbid curiosity or whether it was meant as propaganda of the deed material. (While Alshamrani had&nbsp;<a href="">lodged a complaint</a>&nbsp;about being called “pornstache” by an instructor which would offend a strictly observant Muslim, more importantly he tweeted shortly before the attack about his opposition to US military presence in Muslim lands and for its support of Israel.) Regardless, in response to this attack the US military halted the training of&nbsp;<a href="">850 Saudi students</a>&nbsp;while a security review is being undertaken. This is completely warranted.</p> <p>The mixed signals that the Trump administration has shown to Riyadh do complicate matters. On the one hand, we rail against foreign terrorism while, on the other hand, we turn a blind eye on the Jamal Khashoggi murder. As the stated aims of the IMET program make clear, such programs should help build goodwill toward the US. But if the students have made no visible statements or have no past of extremism, there is not much that can be done in terms of preemptively screening them out from such training.</p> <p>Some might equate this situation with the so-called “green on blue” attacks of Afghan or Iraqi soldiers attacking US troops overseas. But this situation is very different from those because in some of those cases the soldiers’ families were being threatened and there was no issue of them being armed openly. Tightening loopholes on gun laws for non-residents such as the hunting exemption used by Alshamrani would be a useful step in this regard, but in the current political climate where any perceived hindrance of Second Amendment rights seems like a third rail, it might not be possible.</p> <p>As much as we improve our vetting processes it is still possible that those who wish us harm can slip through. Our access to information and intent is far from the level of omnipotence. Clearly some sort of reckoning has to happen in US policy vis-à-vis Saudi Arabia in this administration or the next. This is not to say that we need to scuttle relations with Riyadh, but we can also no longer afford to turn a blind eye on malfeasance whether direct or indirect in nature. But in the main, I believe that programs such as IMET probably do foster better relations with students from more austere political climates and show that the majority of Americans are good and decent people. If such investments overtime allow the loss of less American blood and treasure overseas, then that is certainly a good thing, even if this case has produced tragedy.</p> <p>*About the author: Dr. Michael P. Noonan is the Director of the Program on National Security at the Foreign Policy Research Institute. He is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom.</p> <p>Source: This article was <a href="https://www.fpri.org/article/2019/12/the-pensacola-attack-and-its-implications/">published by FPRI</a></p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.eurasiareview.com/13122019-the-pensacola-attack-and-its-implications-oped/" rel="nofollow">The Pensacola Attack And Its Implications &#8211; OpEd</a> appeared first on <a href="https://www.eurasiareview.com" rel="nofollow">Eurasia Review</a>.</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/547536" width="16" height="16"> Eurasia Review 1 opinion social issues Published by the Foreign Policy Research Institute The National Interest: No, AOC, Dogs Don’t Have More Time With Their Children Than Women https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/no-aoc-dogs-don%E2%80%99t-have-more-time-their-children-women-104537 1. US Security from mikenova (64 sites) urn:uuid:20ce2ff6-e3e3-19ba-5269-ab9d4311e6b7 Thu, 12 Dec 2019 20:47:00 -0500 <p><b>Rachel Greszler</b></p> <p><em>Politics, Americas</em></p> <a href="https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/no-aoc-dogs-don%E2%80%99t-have-more-time-their-children-women-104537"><img alt="Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez announces introduction of public housing legislation as part of the Green New Deal in Washington, U.S. November 14, 2019. REUTERS/Erin Scott" src="https://nationalinterest.org/sites/default/files/styles/resize-1440/public/main_images/RTX78WSV.jpg?itok=Ruuhg3K7" title="Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez announces introduction of public housing legislation as part of the Green New Deal in Washington, U.S. November 14, 2019. REUTERS/Erin Scott" /></a> <h3>Womp, womp.</h3> <p><br /> <div class="tds-content"> <p>As a woman who gave birth to six children and is raising them, I find being compared to a breeding dog incredibly offensive.</p> <p>Earlier this week at a hearing held by the House Oversight and Reform Committee, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., said the government should require at least eight weeks of paid maternity leave because puppies get eight weeks with their dog mothers.</p> <p><figure class="wp-block-embed-twitter wp-block-embed is-type-rich is-provider-twitter"><br /> <div class="wp-block-embed__wrapper"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p dir="ltr" lang="en" xml:lang="en">Our research fellow Rachel Greszler—a mother of six—shared solutions to increase access to <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/paidfamilyleave?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#paidfamilyleave</a>.<a href="https://twitter.com/AOC?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@AOC</a> responded by ignoring her research and comparing new mothers to breeding dogs. <a href="https://t.co/MgX6BvpxRJ">pic.twitter.com/MgX6BvpxRJ</a></p> <p>— Heritage Foundation (@Heritage) <a href="https://twitter.com/Heritage/status/1204780178855079937?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">December 11, 2019</a></p></blockquote> </div> <p></figure> <p>I hope that before Ocasio-Cortez uses this comparison again, she will consider how insulting it is.</p> <div id="InArticleEmailForm"> </div> <p>It’s also a terrible comparison, considering that puppies are taken from their mothers and sold after eight weeks (most states require an eight-week period for vaccination purposes). These puppies also never get to meet their fathers.</p> <p>But let’s consider the more serious matter of how we can help families who don’t have access to paid family leave.</p> <p>In the hearing, Ocasio-Cortez presented misleading data, failed to recognize basic economic principles, and ignored the evidence of government-provided paid family leave programs across the world.</p> <p>Ocasio-Cortez and others claimed that 80% of workers don’t have access to paid family leave. That’s at best a half-truth. The 80% figure <a href="https://www.bls.gov/ncs/ebs/benefits/2019/ownership/civilian/table31a.pdf">only includes</a> workers who do not have access to <em>formal</em> paid family and medical leave policies that cover parental leave, personal medical leave, and family care leave.</p> </div> <p></p> <a href="https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/no-aoc-dogs-don%E2%80%99t-have-more-time-their-children-women-104537">Read full article</a><script id="twitter-wjs" type="text/javascript" async defer src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js"></script><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/278402" width="16" height="16"> The National Interest politics Rachel Greszler Eurasia Review: The Syria Effect: Al-Qaeda Fractures – Analysis https://www.eurasiareview.com/13122019-the-syria-effect-al-qaeda-fractures-analysis/ 1. US Security from mikenova (64 sites) urn:uuid:2dfa8c88-d7c5-256a-e03a-5f1078326732 Thu, 12 Dec 2019 20:45:09 -0500 <p>By Charles Lister*</p> <p>In late 2010 and into 2011, as the so-called “Arab Spring” swept across North Africa and the Middle East, a consensus emerged in the West that the unprecedented wave of pro-democracy protests spelled the likely end of jihadist movements like al-Qaeda.<sup>1</sup> That was not, however, the view within al-Qaeda. From South Asia across to North Africa, the group’s senior leaders applauded the sudden and organic proliferation of public expressions of frustration, disenchantment and the resulting political instability. Here was an ideal opportunity to present al-Qaeda and its Islamic vision as an alternative to the region’s established dictatorial regimes.</p> <p>Weeks into the protests, the organization’s then-deputy leader Atiyah Abd al-Rahman wrote to Osama Bin Laden proposing that he “send his brothers to Tunisia and Syria and other places” to immediately exploit the new opportunities being presented.<sup>2</sup> Soon thereafter, in private conversations with his family, Bin Laden himself is recorded to have said that the regional “chaos and the absence of leadership in the revolutions is the best environment to spread al-Qaeda’s thoughts and ideas.”<sup>3</sup> Bin Laden was killed in an American raid in the Pakistani city of Abbottabad just weeks after speaking those words, but the opportunities provided to al-Qaeda by the collapse of multiple ruling regimes across the Middle East into crippling insecurity far outweighed the loss of its charismatic leader. Whether in Mali, Tunisia and Libya, or in Syria, Iraq and Yemen, al-Qaeda was presented with political vacuums and thus room to maneuver—and the prospect that hundreds—even thousands—of young recruits would look to join the jihadist movement to express their anger and thirst for change.</p> <p>Fast forward to late-2019. It is quite clear that al-Qaeda was not defeated by the Arab Spring uprisings. Instead, since 2011, al-Qaeda has expanded its operations into new countries, it has formed new affiliates, and it has recruited many thousands of new fighters. At the same time, a more detailed investigation of the past eight years reveals a more complicated picture. In opportunistically taking advantage of new or worsening areas of instability in the Middle East, al-Qaeda affiliates ended up pursuing campaigns of an increasingly local nature. And by necessity, they saw their operations, and in many cases their identity, become increasingly distant from al-Qaeda’s senior leadership (AQSL). At the same time, sustained counter-terrorism pressure on&nbsp;AQSL&nbsp;compounded this trend of localization by minimizing AQSL’s contact with its affiliates, and thereby catalyzing a parallel trend of decentralization within the jihadist movement.</p> <p>In recent years, the localization of al-Qaeda affiliates and the decentralization of the al-Qaeda movement have been most clearly and dramatically illustrated in Syria. Al-Qaeda’s original affiliate there, Jabhat al-Nusra, became so deeply embedded in the hyper-localized dynamics of the Syrian conflict that its communication and coordination with&nbsp;AQSL&nbsp;was overtaken by its need to respond to local dilemmas. By 2017, Jabhat al-Nusra had rebranded twice and effectively severed its ties of loyalty to&nbsp;AQSL, thereby removing as many as 15,000 fighters from AQSL’s global roster.</p> <p>The loss of Jabhat al-Nusra, until then arguably al-Qaeda’s most successful affiliate, and the manner in which it was lost, sent shockwaves throughout al-Qaeda’s global movement and particularly within&nbsp;AQSL. In earlier years, Jabhat al-Nusra’s success in Syria had presented al-Qaeda with an unprecedented opportunity to overcome its past setbacks and improve its prestige within the world’s jihadist movement and broader Islamist milieu. But this opportunity was swiftly lost when Jabhat al-Nusra went its own way. Jabhat al-Nusra’s&nbsp;<em>de facto</em>&nbsp;break with&nbsp;AQSL&nbsp;was a deeply controversial move that sparked a bitter debate within al-Qaeda’s global movement. Moreover, the jihadist movement’s internal divisions, allegations, and inadequacies were revealed for all to see.</p> <p>Today, Ayman al-Zawahiri appears to be torn between reverting back to Bin Laden’s model of al-Qaeda as the “elite vanguard” of global jihadism and continuing to try to take advantage of affiliate localization while trying to re-assert more control over their strategic decision-making. Trying to have it both ways is unlikely to prove successful for Zawahiri and&nbsp;AQSL, particularly in a climate in which questions continue to be asked about what al-Qaeda has come to represent.</p> <h2><strong>‘New’ Thinking</strong></h2> <p>As the Arab Spring was getting underway, senior al-Qaeda leaders were in the midst of intensifying internal deliberations over the reasons why the jihadist movement had until then failed to build and sustain a credible and popular Islamic State. As al-Qaeda in Iraq’s (AQI) brief attempt at establishing the Islamic State in Iraq (ISI) in 2006-2007 had made clear to many jihadist leaders, a strategy tailored in absolutist ideological terms that imposed itself aggressively upon society was virtually guaranteed to fail. Whether it was AQI’s penchant for horrific brutality and indiscriminate violence, or its prohibition of tobacco and the sale of cucumbers for their sexually-suggestive form, al-Qaeda’s ideological zeal antagonized the local Iraqi population and ultimately contributed to undermining the al-Qaeda project. Some key jihadist leaders concluded this zealous strategy of imposing Islamist rule was not viable.<sup>4</sup> Indeed, when radical movements demand strict adherence to behavioral norms, or when ideological expectations of battlefield and political success are not met, then militant groups face inherent challenges attracting recruits and keeping and controlling their allegiance. Winning the hearts and minds of local populations, even for jihadists, is a sensible policy.</p> <p>This was not an entirely novel idea for the likes of al-Qaeda. In fact, the group was born out of the “Arab Afghan” experience of the 1980s, when the mujahideen fought the Soviet Union in Afghanistan. There, Abdullah Azzam and some others under him had pursued a jihadist effort that was focused on serving a uniquely local (i.e. Afghan) and defensive struggle against an invading power that utilized both military and non-military means. Through organizations like the Maktab al-Khidamat, Azzam had sought to better coordinate the role of foreign volunteers in the Afghan arena, and to unite otherwise disparate and rival factions so as to further the overall cause.<sup>5</sup> Much of Azzam’s foundational thinking in this regard underpinned the ways al-Qaeda sought to present itself in the midst of the growing regional instability during 2011 and 2012.</p> <p>Excerpts from a letter sent from Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) leader Abu Musab Abdual Wadud (aka. Abd al-Malik Droukdel) to his sub-commanders in Mali in early 2012 provides a valuable window into the new thinking that had begun to take root within&nbsp;AQSL:</p> <blockquote class="wp-block-quote"><p>The current baby is in its first days, crawling on its knees, and it has not yet stood on its two legs. If we really want it to stand on its own two feet in this world full of enemies waiting to pounce, we must ease its burden, take it by the hand, help it, support it until it stands… One of the wrong policies that we think you carried out is the extreme speed with which you applied Shariah… Our previous experience proved that applying Sharia in this way… will lead to people rejecting the religion and engender hatred towards the mujahideen.<sup>6</sup></p></blockquote> <p>Droukdel’s guidance proved too little, too late for al-Qaeda’s campaign in Mali. The movement ended up behaving in such an extreme manner that its ability to hold territory and govern in a sustainable way was severely limited.<sup>7</sup> Moderated conduct was more effectively implemented in Yemen by Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula’s (AQAP) front group Ansar al-Sharia in the form of less extreme restrictions, better services and a clearer Yemeni face aimed at garnering buy-in from the local population.<sup>8</sup> But even then, this more pragmatic guerilla strategy, implemented in 2011 and 2012, was insufficient, as ultimately, the <em>real</em> al-Qaeda face still shone through. Nevertheless, the same evolved thinking about localizing jihad continued to inspire AQSL. Thus, in September 2013, in Zawahiri’s <em>General Guidelines for Jihad</em> decree, the al-Qaeda emir directed the movement’s affiliates worldwide to avoid targeting civilians, Muslims, public areas and even members of “deviant sects”<sup>9</sup>—a reference to Shia Muslims.</p> <h2><strong>The Syrian Experiment</strong></h2> <p>Whereas Mali and Yemen had not proven to be successful arenas for testing al-Qaeda’s new thinking and its ambition to grow deep and sustainable roots “among the people” in a local conflict environment, Syria ended up proving to be its most successful experiment. It was there that al-Qaeda affiliate Jabhat al-Nusra began to embed itself militarily, socially, politically, or religiously among the local factions of the Syrian revolution. Its name, meaning the Support Front, was designed to present Jabhat al-Nusra as an intrinsically local movement, one that was complementary to pre-existing revolutionary efforts. From mid-2012, Jabhat al-Nusra drove the formation of local and regional alliances with mainstream armed opposition groups and other jihadist factions, and thus it began to bridge the divides between ideological and non-ideological armed groups. By late 2012, Jabhat al-Nusra had also entered into governance activities, where despite its comparatively extreme ideological outlook, its drive against corruption and willingness to pay for the subsidizing of staple foods and services won it substantial popular support.<sup>10</sup></p> <p>Through a strategy that encompassed “controlled pragmatism,” “strategic patience,” “localism” and “incrementalism,” Jabhat al-Nusra sought to become part and parcel of the Syrian revolution.<sup>11</sup> Of course, its ultimate objective was to infiltrate and ultimately control the revolution, and, to this end, it attempted to establish itself as the would-be leader of a comprehensive and representative Islamic State. In that sense, Al-Qaeda’s traditionally elitist attitude remained firmly in place, but the mechanisms for achieving that control were now markedly different. Jabhat al-Nusra’s governance activities and willingness to engage with a diversity of local actors which had less or even no overt Islamist character won it some political support. Still, arguably, its military primacy on the battlefield was its greatest asset.</p> <p>Virtually every single major opposition victory in Syria from the Winter of 2012 until mid-2015 was won in part because of Jabhat al-Nusra’s role at the front. To remain relevant and to achieve their own success, mainstream opposition groups relied on their involvement in multi-faction campaigns that included Jabhat al-Nusra, and, more often than not, was also led by it. America’s CIA-led covert program of assistance to vetted opposition factions—which became best known for its provision of sophisticated BGM-71 TOW anti-tank guided missile systems—even ended up playing a crucially important role. Consciously or not, it provided rear-guard and stand-off support to Jabhat al-Nusra-led shock ground offensives.<sup>12</sup></p> <p>Taken together, Jabhat al-Nusra’s “service” to the Syrian struggle had secured it a prime place in the Syrian equation by 2014-2015. That success thrust Jabhat al-Nusra into a position of leadership, and it enjoyed a certain amount of popularity and credibility within the broader anti-regime milieu. However, the group fell short of achieving al-Qaeda’s ultimate objective: establishing total control over the whole of the Syrian opposition movement. Transitioning from an “elite vanguard” to leader of a unified mass Islamist jihad required more than battlefield successes or networking with Syria’s many factions. Instead, Jabhat al-Nusra needed to secure a broad-spectrum operational and ideological merger with Syria’s diverse opposition factions, and this would require translating the group’s “credibility into popularity, popularity into support, and support into loyalty.”<sup>13</sup></p> <p>And yet, the core obstacle to the establishment of an al-Qaeda-led Islamist “unity project” in Syria—as Jabhat al-Nusra’s internal discussions had repeatedly concluded, and as a host of conservative but independent Islamist clerics had long insisted—was the al-Qaeda name and the distrust it continued to engender among Jabhat al-Nusra’s diverse military partners. After intense and divisive debate within Jabhat al-Nusra, the decision was taken in July 2016 to sever “external ties.” This was a coded reference to Zawahiri and to the al-Qaeda leadership <em>outside</em> Syria (but not necessarily al-Qaeda leaders <em>inside</em> Syria). It was further decided to rebrand Jabhat al-Nusra as Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (JFS), i.e., the “Front for the Conquest of the Levant,” to make the group appear more organically Syrian. Subsequently, three successive unity negotiation processes were swiftly initiated with Jabhat al-Nusra’s long-time military partners in northern Syria. All three ended in failure.<sup>14</sup></p> <p>The unavoidable conclusion was that the controversial decision—or gamble—to rebrand to JFS had backfired. Meanwhile, the organization felt pressured and increasingly sidelined by declining international interest in an anti-Assad struggle, by ongoing U.S.-Russian talks over countering al-Qaeda in Syria, and by increasing levels of mainstream opposition engagement in nationwide ceasefire negotiations. In response, JFS went on the offense. In January 2017, JFS launched coordinated assaults on multiple opposition rivals—including its long-time Islamist ally Ahrar al-Sham. In so doing, JFS coerced four armed factions to unite with it into yet another formation: Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS).<sup>15</sup></p> <p>For some within Syria’s conservative Islamist circles, HTS represented the jihadist merger and unity that al-Qaeda had sought all along. But for most ordinary Syrians, it was a vivid illustration of Jabhat al-Nusra’s ideological zeal at the expense of a “united front” and Syria-wide political consolidation. It also revealed the limits in Jabhat al-Nusra’s strategy of localism. Having been formed through aggression against another Syrian Islamist group, HTS antagonized others, and burned many of the bridges with other Syrian opposition groups that Jabhat al-Nusra had built in earlier years.<sup>16</sup> Since its formation, HTS has fiercely protected its own interests whenever necessary, and it has effectively sealed its place as <em>de facto</em> governor of northwestern Syria. There, HTS has embraced and continued to adhere to a path of what I have coined “controlled pragmatism”—including by empowering a technocratic “Salvation Government” to run civil affairs and provide services to the people; forming a political office that seeks to engage in dialogue with foreign governments; engaging closely with Turkey and its National Intelligence Organization (MIT); and loosely abiding by international ceasefire arrangements.</p> <h2><strong>Rebranding Fallout</strong></h2> <p>The Syrian experiment has produced a complex and largely troubling set of “lessons learned” for al-Qaeda. Jabhat al-Nusra’s strategy of “localism” and “incrementalism” in Syria may have been in line with the strategic instructions of senior al-Qaeda leadership, but its decision to rebrand to JFS and then to HTS proved to be deeply controversial among jihadists. At the moment of JFS’s formation, almost half of Jabhat al-Nusra’s shura council either defected or refused to accept new leadership positions in the new organization.<sup>17</sup> Dozens of al-Qaeda veterans in Syria have since quit JFS and HTS in furious protest over its perceived “dilution” of Islamic principles<sup>18</sup> and engagement in nationalistic practices. Even worse was its willingness to cooperate with the Turkish government, which al-Qaeda views with outright hostility.<sup>19</sup> Today, al-Qaeda and its loyalists around the world no longer consider HTS to be part of the al-Qaeda movement, and AQSL remains engaged in a very public and visceral campaign criticizing HTS’s treachery and illegitimate path. The most pertinent lesson of all concerned al-Qaeda’s localism strategy: although it may have been successful in establishing Jabhat al-Nusra as a leader of the anti-Assad opposition in Syria, it also paved a path toward greater decentralization within al-Qaeda, and to an eventual and perhaps inevitable split between AQSL and its Syrian affiliate.</p> <p>Indeed, Jabhat al-Nusra’s evolution into HTS revealed AQSL’s severely limited capacity to control its network of affiliates around the world. Having encouraged its affiliates to localize and to work on establishing deeper roots and greater credibility “among the people,” AQSL had set in motion a process that it has not been able to control. As the Syrian case demonstrated most dramatically, when an affiliate’s willingness to embrace a strategy founded upon “controlled pragmatism,” and driven solely by local goals and dynamics was met with some success, building on that any further necessitated decisions based on explicitly local considerations. For a preeminent group like Jabhat al-Nusra to function successfully in a fluid, “hyper-local”<sup>20</sup> conflict environment like Syria, strategic-level decisions had to be made virtually every day. But as a consequence, each decision made distanced the Syrian group further from AQSL. Moreover, the structural mechanisms and processes put into place by AQSL to prevent its affiliates from operating too independently or taking steps toward leaving al-Qaeda altogether have also clearly failed.</p> <p>For example, al-Qaeda’s decision to maintain three deputies under Zawahiri (and Bin Laden before him) was intended to ensure a clear system of consultation “up the chain” on significant matters affecting the transnational organization. In the Syria case, one of al-Qaeda’s three global deputies, Ahmed Hassan (Abu al-Khayr al-Masri), was in Syria while Jabhat al-Nusra debated its first rebrand and its severing of “external ties.” Having spent considerable time in Syria, living the realities of Jabhat al-Nusra’s local jihad, Abu al-Khayr “blessed” the proposed rebrand to JFS. However, he did not consult at the time with his two fellow deputies —Sayf al-Adel and Abu Mohammed al-Masri, who were both based in Iran and only later made their objections clear within internal communications.<sup>21</sup> Thus, they had no opportunity to raise the issue with Zawahiri in time. As such, the move to establish JFS broke al-Qaeda’s chain of command. Weeks later, when this complaint was made clear within closed al-Qaeda channels and in a string of public, tit-for-tat “testimonies” published by loyalists of HTS and al-Qaeda, Abu al-Khayr was forced to reverse his “blessing.” But by then it was too late.<sup>22</sup></p> <p>Another crisis accompanied the very public uproar following the breakdown in al-Qaeda senior leadership’s control over Jabhat al-Nusra and its subsequent evolution into JFS and then HTS. In the eyes of al-Qaeda and its loyalists, Jabhat al-Nusra’s transition to JFS was a betrayal. But the organization’s second rebrand into HTS represented the end of the group’s allegiance to the al-Qaeda cause.<sup>23</sup> In fact, even Abu al-Khayr had not been consulted about it.<sup>24</sup></p> <p>Within days of HTS’s creation in January 2017, al-Qaeda’s most prominent ideologues went into attack mode, and Jabhat al-Nusra’s pre-JFS deputy Sami al-Oraydi publicly quit, accusing HTS’s leadership of “the greatest form of disobedience…of the mother organization.” Oraydi’s phraseology was particularly telling—he had, in fact, employed the exact same wording in 2014 when condemning ISIS’s rebellious break from al-Qaeda.<sup>25</sup></p> <p>There followed a bitter public spat that pitched a wide array of al-Qaeda leaders and ideologues against HTS’s leadership, which was headed by Abu Mohammed al-Jolani’s chief aide, Abdulrahim Atoun (Abu Abdullah al-Shami). Through March and April 2017, Oraydi issued a series of written attacks on HTS, accusing it of “legal trickery.” This was quickly followed by a statement from Zawahiri ordering jihadists to avoid “nationalism” and to re-pledge their loyalty to <em>global </em>jihad—a clear reference to HTS, which Oraydi swiftly leapt on to note that Zawahiri’s position on the matter of condemning HTS actions was “as clear as the sun.”<sup>26</sup> The al-Qaeda versus HTS rhetorical war continued throughout the summer and the fall of 2017. In October of that year, Zawahiri issued another statement condemning those he said had committed “violations” and broken “binding” oaths—another clear reference to HTS.<sup>27</sup></p> <p>Then HTS began arresting al-Qaeda loyalists. At this point, Oraydi issued five consecutive “testimonies” detailing what he described as HTS’s “rebellion” and which resulted, he said, in a full break from al-Qaeda. Senior HTS figures, including Atoun, launched a rhetorical counter-attack. 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US Security from mikenova (64 sites) urn:uuid:7de2c6e3-eade-7b2b-8491-dcfa73ce8f8a Thu, 12 Dec 2019 20:41:00 -0500 <p><b>James Pethokoukis</b></p> <p><em>Politics, </em></p> <a href="https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/what-does-it-matter-finland-so-happy-104667"><img src="https://nationalinterest.org/sites/default/files/styles/resize-1440/public/main_images/RTS151HM%20%281%29.jpg?itok=jbU7pZgz" /></a> <h3>Finland is a happy and homogeneous little country of 5.5 million people.</h3> <p>Finland is a happy and homogeneous little country of 5.5 million people. A consistently strong Winter Olympics performer. Heavily forested. Oh, and one more thing: It’s a “capitalist paradise,” at least according to a Sunday New York Times <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/07/opinion/sunday/finland-socialism-capitalism.html" rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">op-ed</a> by Finnish-American journalist Anu Partanen. Dynamism and innovation coexist nicely with high supertaxes and a superbig welfare state. Partanen’s message to America: Be not afraid of universal healthcare, tuition-free college, and months of paid parental leave. Also the taxes. Your economy will be just fine with a much cozier version of capitalism.</p> <p>And maybe she’s right. But why is it reasonable to automatically assume what works well in a tiny country full of Finns would work equally well in a big country not full of Finns? Different people, different geography, different history, <a href="https://www.economist.com/special-report/2013/01/31/the-secret-of-their-success" rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">different culture</a>. As my AEI colleague Stan Veuger <a href="https://www.aei.org/economics/must-america-become-more-like-scandinavia-a-long-read-qa-with-stan-veuger/" rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">said</a> in a 2016 podcast Q&amp;A about the Nordic nations: “They’re relatively homogeneous, they have stable politics, they do not have a tradition of ethnic groups or racial groups that have long been disadvantaged. So that makes a lot of these programs more feasible and more affordable too.” And their egalitarian natures seems to predate their welfare states.</p> <p>Then there’s the matter that Americans are richer than Finns. I mean, it seems worth mentioning that we are about a quarter richer based on nominal per capita GDP and about a third richer based on purchasing power. Nor does Finland have a single billionaire entrepreneur, in the tech sector or otherwise. As economists Daron Acemoglu, James A. 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US Security from mikenova (64 sites) urn:uuid:87192ab8-878d-4774-082c-6f4657f67b9c Thu, 12 Dec 2019 20:28:00 -0500 <p><b>David Axe</b></p> <p><em>Security, </em></p> <a href="https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/russia%E2%80%99s-only-aircraft-carrier-doomed-104712"><img src="https://nationalinterest.org/sites/default/files/styles/resize-1440/public/main_images/esdfewefw.jpg?itok=FqGLpOjR" /></a> <h3>Russia’s sole aircraft carrier is on fire. The blaze aboard Admiral Kuznetsov could mean the end of Russian at-sea, fixed-wing naval aviation.</h3> <p>Russia’s sole aircraft carrier is on fire. The blaze aboard <em>Admiral Kuznetsov</em> could mean the end of Russian at-sea, fixed-wing naval aviation.</p> <p>The fire started at 10:20 in the morning, local time on Dec. 12, 2019, when diesel fuel ignited on a lower deck, Russian media <a href="https://thebarentsobserver.com/en/security/2019/12/fire-aircraft-carrier-admiral-kuznetsov">reported</a>. <em>Kuzentsov </em>at the time was pierside in Murmansk for pre-planned repairs following a disastrous 2016 deployment to the Syrian coast.</p> <p>The blaze spread to cover 6,500 square feet as firefighters struggled to contain it. One person died and 10 were injured in the fire, TASS <a href="https://tass.ru/proisshestviya/7329429">reported</a>. Six are in intensive care.</p> <p>The fire is the latest in a series of mishaps to afflict the 60,000-ton-displacement flattop. The Russian navy had planned to dry-dock <em>Kuznetsov</em> in 2020 and conduct extensive repairs on the aging, unreliable vessel. The fire could weigh on that plan.</p> <p><em>Kuznetsov </em>commissioned in 1990. Problems plagued the ship from the beginning. One of the carrier’s major weaknesses is her lack of catapults for launching her fighters. Another is her powerplant. The vessel is powered by steam turbines and turbo-pressurized boilers that Defense Industry Daily generously described as “<a href="http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/Upgrading-the-Admiral-Russias-Kuznetsov-06305/">defective</a>.”</p> <p>Her pipes are bad. “When it’s this cold, water freezes everywhere including pipes which may cause a rupture,” <a href="http://englishrussia.com/2012/03/30/ill-fame-of-the-aircraft-cruiser-admiral-kuznetsov/">English Russia reported.</a> “To prevent this, they just don’t supply almost 60 percent of the cabins with water (neither in winter nor in summer). The situation with latrines is just as bad. The ship has over 50 latrines [for 1,900 crew] but half of them are closed.”</p> <p><em>Kuznetsov</em> rarely goes to sea and conducted just six patrols between 1991 and 2015. During a 2016 mission off of Syria, the ship’s air wing lost two jets in just three weeks.</p> <p>Before late 2018, Moscow planned on extending the service lives of <em>Kuznetsov</em> and other warships from the 1980s in order to complement the newer, smaller vessels.</p> <a href="https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/russia%E2%80%99s-only-aircraft-carrier-doomed-104712">Read full article</a><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/278402" width="16" height="16"> The National Interest security David Axe 1. All The News (That Fit To Web) from Michael_Novakhov (18 sites): Reuters: World News: EU hammers out 2050 climate neutrality deal, leaves Poland out http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Reuters/worldNews/~3/vDX1EsGvGgg/eu-hammers-out-2050-climate-neutrality-deal-leaves-poland-out-idUSKBN1YG01I 1. 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margin: 0; padding: 0; background-color: #F0F0F0" valign="top" align="left" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tr> <td rowspan="2" style="padding: 6px;width: 36px;white-space:nowrap" width="36" valign="top"><img src="https://graph.facebook.com/808427925927439/picture" style="width: 36px; height: 36px; border-radius: 4px;"></td> <td width="100%" style="padding-top: 6px;"> <b> Michael_Novakhov <a href="http://michael_novakhov.newsblur.com/story/jersey-city-shooting/7207687:c6aae7">shared this story</a> from <img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/icons.newsblur.com/7207687.png" style="vertical-align: middle;width:16px;height:16px;"> The FBI News Review - fbinewsreview.blogspot.com - Blog by Michael Novakhov.</b> </td> </tr> </table> <hr style="clear: both; margin: 0 0 24px;"> <div><div class="NB-page" style="background-color: white; box-sizing: inherit; color: #1a1a1a; font-family: merriweather, georgia, serif;"><div class="NB-shared-story NB-mark NB-story-shared" style="box-sizing: inherit;"><div class="NB-story" style="box-sizing: inherit;"><div class="NB-story-inner" style="box-sizing: inherit;"><div class="NB-story-header-wrapper" style="box-sizing: inherit;"><div class="NB-story-header" style="box-sizing: inherit;"><h2 style="box-sizing: inherit; 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box-shadow: currentcolor 0px 1px 0px 0px; box-sizing: inherit; color: #007acc; text-decoration-line: none;">shared this story</a><br style="box-sizing: inherit;"/>.</span></td></tr> </tbody></table> <hr style="background-color: #d1d1d1; border: 0px; box-sizing: content-box; font-size: 16px; height: 1px; margin: 0px 0px 1.75em;"/> <div style="box-sizing: inherit; font-size: 16px;"> <div style="box-sizing: inherit;"> <div style="box-sizing: inherit;"> <div style="box-sizing: inherit; margin-bottom: 1.75em;"> The deadly rampage that ended with one police officer slain and three bystanders killed at a kosher market in New Jersey is now being treated as an act of domestic terrorism, the authorities said on Thursday.</div> <div style="box-sizing: inherit; margin-bottom: 1.75em;"> Investigators believe the two attackers were “fueled both by anti-Semitism and anti-law enforcement beliefs,” New Jersey’s attorney general, Gurbir S. Grewal, told reporters at a news conference.</div> <div style="box-sizing: inherit; margin-bottom: 1.75em;"> As a result of the evidence so far, the F.B.I. was investigating the violence as “a domestic terrorism incident with a hate crime bias,” said Gregory W. Ehrie, the special agent in charge of the bureau’s office in Newark.</div> <div style="box-sizing: inherit; margin-bottom: 1.75em;"> After initially calling <a class="external" href="https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/11/nyregion/david-anderson-francine-graham-jersey-city.html" rel="nofollow" style="background-color: transparent; box-shadow: currentcolor 0px 1px 0px 0px; box-sizing: inherit; color: #007acc; text-decoration-line: none;">the attack on the JC Kosher Supermarket in Jersey City</a> on Tuesday a random act, investigators said that the store had been deliberately targeted but did not explicitly say it was motivated by anti-Semitism.</div> </div> </div> <div style="box-sizing: inherit;"> <div style="box-sizing: inherit;"> <div style="box-sizing: inherit; margin-bottom: 1.75em;"> Even as it emerged that one of the two attackers, David N. Anderson, had published anti-Semitic posts online and had ties to <a class="external" href="https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/11/nyregion/black-hebrew-israelites-jersey-city-suspects.html" rel="nofollow" style="background-color: transparent; box-shadow: currentcolor 0px 1px 0px 0px; box-sizing: inherit; color: #007acc; text-decoration-line: none;">a movement that has expressed hostility toward Jews</a>, federal and state authorities shied away from calling the assault a bias crime.</div> <div style="box-sizing: inherit; margin-bottom: 1.75em;"> While other officials demurred, the mayor of Jersey City, Steven Fulop, explicitly called the attack a “hate crime” on Wednesday night.</div> <div style="box-sizing: inherit; margin-bottom: 1.75em;"> “Anti-Semitism should be called out aggressively and firmly — immediately — for what it is,” said Mr. Fulop, a grandson of Holocaust survivors.</div> <div style="box-sizing: inherit; margin-bottom: 1.75em;"> On Thursday, Mr. Grewal confirmed that investigators believed Mr. Anderson and his accomplice, Francine Graham, both of whom were killed in the firefight, held views that “reflected hatred of the Jewish people, as well as a hatred of law enforcement.”</div> </div> </div> <div style="box-sizing: inherit;"> <div style="box-sizing: inherit;"> <div style="box-sizing: inherit; margin-bottom: 1.75em;"> He also said that investigators had found four firearms belonging to the assailants inside the supermarket, including an AR-15-style weapon and a shotgun, as well as an additional gun and a pipe bomb inside a rental van the assailants had been driving.</div> </div> </div> <div style="box-sizing: inherit;"> <div style="box-sizing: inherit;"> <div style="box-sizing: inherit; margin-bottom: 1.75em;"> “They had a tremendous amount of firepower,” Mr. Grewal said.</div> <div style="box-sizing: inherit; margin-bottom: 1.75em;"> The developments came as residents of Jersey City, located across the Hudson River from Lower Manhattan, were reeling from the chaos on Tuesday, when a fierce firefight put parts of the city on lockdown.</div> <div style="box-sizing: inherit; margin-bottom: 1.75em;"> Officials believe that the fusillade began when Mr. Anderson and Ms. Graham’s vehicle was approached by Detective Joe Seals at a cemetery. Detective Seals apparently recognized their van from a bulletin related to the killing last weekend of a 34-year-old man in nearby Bayonne, N.J.</div> <div style="box-sizing: inherit; margin-bottom: 1.75em;"> After shooting Detective Seals, Mr. Anderson and Ms. Graham drove about a mile to Jersey City’s Greenville neighborhood, the center of a growing Hasidic community, and parked across the street from the kosher market.</div> <div style="box-sizing: inherit; margin-bottom: 1.75em;"> According to surveillance video, the two jumped out of the vehicle with their weapons pointed at the store. They stormed into the market, ignoring others on the street, and began firing, officials said.</div> <div style="box-sizing: inherit; margin-bottom: 1.75em;"> On Thursday, Mr. Grewal said investigators believed that the <a class="external" href="https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/11/nyregion/jersey-city-victims.html?module=inline" rel="nofollow" style="background-color: transparent; box-shadow: currentcolor 0px 1px 0px 0px; box-sizing: inherit; color: #007acc; text-decoration-line: none;">three people slain inside the store</a> — Leah Mindel Ferencz, Moshe Deutsch and Douglas Miguel Rodriguez — were killed within minutes of the assailants’ entrance. Then, Mr. Anderson and Ms. Graham began firing at police officers who were responding to calls about shots being fired.</div> </div> </div> <div style="box-sizing: inherit;"> <div style="box-sizing: inherit;"> <div style="box-sizing: inherit; margin-bottom: 1.75em;"> By that point, Mr. Grewal said, “the shooters were aiming their fire at law enforcement officials only, and not at others on the street.”</div> <div style="box-sizing: inherit; margin-bottom: 1.75em;"> Inside the supermarket, investigators found an AR-15-style rifle and a 12-gauge shotgun that they believed Mr. Anderson and Ms. Graham carried into the store. They also found two 9-millimeter semiautomatic pistols.</div> </div> </div> <div style="box-sizing: inherit;"> <div style="box-sizing: inherit;"> <div style="box-sizing: inherit; margin-bottom: 1.75em;"> Inside the rental van, investigators found another weapon, a Ruger Mark IV with a homemade silencer and a homemade device to catch shell casings, Mr. Grewal said.</div> <div style="box-sizing: inherit; margin-bottom: 1.75em;"> The van was also outfitted with makeshift ballistic panels, which are typically used to defend against bullets, he said. In places, Mr. Anderson and Ms. Graham lined the sides of the vehicle with materials from bulletproof vests.</div> <div style="box-sizing: inherit; margin-bottom: 1.75em;"> Investigators traced the serial numbers on two of the weapons and believed that Ms. Graham bought them in at different stores in Ohio in 2018, Mr. Grewal said.</div> <div style="box-sizing: inherit; margin-bottom: 1.75em;"> Officials also said they had reviewed social media posts made by Mr. Anderson and Ms. Graham that expressed anti-Semitic and anti-police views.</div> </div> </div> <div style="box-sizing: inherit;"> <div style="box-sizing: inherit;"> <div style="box-sizing: inherit; margin-bottom: 1.75em;"> Both attackers, they said, had expressed interest in the Black Hebrew Israelites, a religious movement with dozens of groups that believe, in general, that the chosen ones are black, Native American and Hispanic people, but not white people.</div> <div style="box-sizing: inherit; margin-bottom: 1.75em;"> While the movement is not known for promoting violence, some of its offshoots have been described as hate groups by the Southern Poverty Law Center, a legal advocacy organization that tracks such movements.</div> <div style="box-sizing: inherit; margin-bottom: 1.75em;"> Investigators had not established any formal connections between Mr. Anderson and Ms. Graham and any specific Black Hebrew Israelite groups, Mr. Grewal said.</div> <div style="box-sizing: inherit; margin-bottom: 1.75em;"> “We believe that the two shooters were acting on their own,” he said.</div> <div style="box-sizing: inherit; margin-bottom: 1.75em;"> Law enforcement officials had previously said that a brief but rambling religious manifesto-style note was found inside the attackers’ van. It did not establish a clear motive for the shooting, but in nearly illegible handwriting, it indicated that Mr. Anderson believed he was charged with carrying out “God’s will,” they said.</div> <div style="box-sizing: inherit; margin-bottom: 1.75em;"> The governor of New Jersey, Philip D. Murphy, said Tuesday’s attack reflected a growing crisis of intolerance.</div> <div style="box-sizing: inherit; margin-bottom: 1.75em;"> “The murder of innocent civilians because of their religious beliefs, and the murder of a police officer for the simple reason that he was a police officer,” he said in a statement, “must be the wake up call to those who fail to see or acknowledge the rising tide of hate here in New Jersey, and around the nation.”</div> </div> </div> </div> <h2 style="box-sizing: inherit; clear: both; font-size: 1.75rem; line-height: 1.25; margin: 2em 0px 1em;"> <a class="external" href="https://www.google.com/search?q=FBI+investigates+Jersey+City+Shooting+as+%22Domestic+Terrorism%22&amp;rlz=1C1CHBF_enUS733US733&amp;oq=FBI+investigates+Jersey+City+Shooting+as+%22Domestic+Terrorism%22&amp;aqs=chrome..69i57j69i64l3.3612j0j7&amp;sourceid=chrome&amp;ie=UTF-8" rel="nofollow" style="background-color: transparent; box-shadow: currentcolor 0px 1px 0px 0px; box-sizing: inherit; 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The World and Security Daily News from mikenova (17 sites) urn:uuid:3b1cec5b-b1f5-6be7-0897-0b6a0dcf03ac Thu, 12 Dec 2019 20:26:08 -0500 <table align="left" cellpadding="0" style="margin: 0; padding: 0; background-color: #F0F0F0;" valign="top" width="100%"> <tr> <td rowspan="2" style="padding: 6px; width: 36px; white-space: nowrap;" valign="top" width="36"><img src="https://graph.facebook.com/808427925927439/picture" style="width: 36px; height: 36px; border-radius: 4px;" /></td> <td style="padding-top: 6px;" width="100%"> <b> Michael_Novakhov <a href="http://michael_novakhov.newsblur.com/story/jersey-city-shooting/7207687:c6aae7">shared this story</a> from <img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/icons.newsblur.com/7207687.png" style="vertical-align: middle; width: 16px; height: 16px;" /> The FBI News Review - fbinewsreview.blogspot.com - Blog by Michael Novakhov.</b> </td> </tr> </table> <hr style="clear: both; margin: 0 0 24px;" /> <div><div class="NB-page" style="background-color: white; color: #1a1a1a; font-family: merriweather, georgia, serif;"><div class="NB-shared-story NB-mark NB-story-shared"><div class="NB-story"><div class="NB-story-inner"><div class="NB-story-header-wrapper"><div class="NB-story-header"><h2 style="clear: both; font-size: 1.75rem; line-height: 1.25; margin: 0px 0px 1em;"><img alt="Mourners gathered on Wednesday for the funeral for one of the victims of an attack on the JC Kosher Supermarket in Jersey City, N.J." height="426" src="https://static01.nyt.com/images/2019/12/12/nyregion/12njshooting1/merlin_165823548_2802ba04-a949-4394-a138-78fca727925c-articleLarge.jpg?quality=75&amp;auto=webp&amp;disable=upscale" style="border: 0px; vertical-align: middle;" width="640" /></h2> <h1 class="css-1s4ffep e1h9rw200" style="clear: both; font-size: 2.0625rem; line-height: 1.27273;"> <a class="external" href="https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/12/nyregion/jersey-city-shooting-domestic-terrorism.html" rel="nofollow" style="background-color: transparent; color: #686868;">Jersey City Shooting Was ‘Domestic Terrorism,’ Officials Say – NYTimes</a></h1> <div> <span style="font-size: x-large;"><strong><a class="external" href="https://fbinewsreview.blogspot.com/2019/12/jersey-city-shooting-was-domestic.html" rel="nofollow">Post Link</a></strong></span></div> <div style="font-size: 16px;"> <br /></div> <table align="left" style="border-color: rgb(209, 209, 209); border-spacing: 0px; border-style: solid; border-width: 1px 0px 0px 1px; font-size: 16px; margin: 0px 0px 1.75em; width: 100%;"><tbody> <tr><td style="border-color: rgb(209, 209, 209); border-style: solid; border-width: 0px 1px 1px 0px;" width="36"><img alt="" src="https://graph.facebook.com/808427925927439/picture" style="border: 0px; height: auto; vertical-align: middle;" /></td><td style="border-color: rgb(209, 209, 209); border-style: solid; border-width: 0px 1px 1px 0px;" width="100%"><span style="font-weight: 700;"><br />Michael_Novakhov<br /><a class="external" href="http://michael_novakhov.newsblur.com/story/jersey-city-shooting/0:061840" rel="nofollow" style="background-color: transparent; color: #007acc;">shared this story</a><br />.</span></td></tr> </tbody></table> <hr style="background-color: #d1d1d1; border: 0px; font-size: 16px; height: 1px; margin: 0px 0px 1.75em;" /> <div style="font-size: 16px;"> <div> <div> <div style="margin-bottom: 1.75em;"> The deadly rampage that ended with one police officer slain and three bystanders killed at a kosher market in New Jersey is now being treated as an act of domestic terrorism, the authorities said on Thursday.</div> <div style="margin-bottom: 1.75em;"> Investigators believe the two attackers were “fueled both by anti-Semitism and anti-law enforcement beliefs,” New Jersey’s attorney general, Gurbir S. Grewal, told reporters at a news conference.</div> <div style="margin-bottom: 1.75em;"> As a result of the evidence so far, the F.B.I. was investigating the violence as “a domestic terrorism incident with a hate crime bias,” said Gregory W. Ehrie, the special agent in charge of the bureau’s office in Newark.</div> <div style="margin-bottom: 1.75em;"> After initially calling <a class="external" href="https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/11/nyregion/david-anderson-francine-graham-jersey-city.html" rel="nofollow" style="background-color: transparent; color: #007acc;">the attack on the JC Kosher Supermarket in Jersey City</a> on Tuesday a random act, investigators said that the store had been deliberately targeted but did not explicitly say it was motivated by anti-Semitism.</div> </div> </div> <div> <div> <div style="margin-bottom: 1.75em;"> Even as it emerged that one of the two attackers, David N. Anderson, had published anti-Semitic posts online and had ties to <a class="external" href="https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/11/nyregion/black-hebrew-israelites-jersey-city-suspects.html" rel="nofollow" style="background-color: transparent; color: #007acc;">a movement that has expressed hostility toward Jews</a>, federal and state authorities shied away from calling the assault a bias crime.</div> <div style="margin-bottom: 1.75em;"> While other officials demurred, the mayor of Jersey City, Steven Fulop, explicitly called the attack a “hate crime” on Wednesday night.</div> <div style="margin-bottom: 1.75em;"> “Anti-Semitism should be called out aggressively and firmly — immediately — for what it is,” said Mr. Fulop, a grandson of Holocaust survivors.</div> <div style="margin-bottom: 1.75em;"> On Thursday, Mr. Grewal confirmed that investigators believed Mr. Anderson and his accomplice, Francine Graham, both of whom were killed in the firefight, held views that “reflected hatred of the Jewish people, as well as a hatred of law enforcement.”</div> </div> </div> <div> <div> <div style="margin-bottom: 1.75em;"> He also said that investigators had found four firearms belonging to the assailants inside the supermarket, including an AR-15-style weapon and a shotgun, as well as an additional gun and a pipe bomb inside a rental van the assailants had been driving.</div> </div> </div> <div> <div> <div style="margin-bottom: 1.75em;"> “They had a tremendous amount of firepower,” Mr. Grewal said.</div> <div style="margin-bottom: 1.75em;"> The developments came as residents of Jersey City, located across the Hudson River from Lower Manhattan, were reeling from the chaos on Tuesday, when a fierce firefight put parts of the city on lockdown.</div> <div style="margin-bottom: 1.75em;"> Officials believe that the fusillade began when Mr. Anderson and Ms. Graham’s vehicle was approached by Detective Joe Seals at a cemetery. Detective Seals apparently recognized their van from a bulletin related to the killing last weekend of a 34-year-old man in nearby Bayonne, N.J.</div> <div style="margin-bottom: 1.75em;"> After shooting Detective Seals, Mr. Anderson and Ms. Graham drove about a mile to Jersey City’s Greenville neighborhood, the center of a growing Hasidic community, and parked across the street from the kosher market.</div> <div style="margin-bottom: 1.75em;"> According to surveillance video, the two jumped out of the vehicle with their weapons pointed at the store. They stormed into the market, ignoring others on the street, and began firing, officials said.</div> <div style="margin-bottom: 1.75em;"> On Thursday, Mr. Grewal said investigators believed that the <a class="external" href="https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/11/nyregion/jersey-city-victims.html?module=inline" rel="nofollow" style="background-color: transparent; color: #007acc;">three people slain inside the store</a> — Leah Mindel Ferencz, Moshe Deutsch and Douglas Miguel Rodriguez — were killed within minutes of the assailants’ entrance. Then, Mr. Anderson and Ms. Graham began firing at police officers who were responding to calls about shots being fired.</div> </div> </div> <div> <div> <div style="margin-bottom: 1.75em;"> By that point, Mr. Grewal said, “the shooters were aiming their fire at law enforcement officials only, and not at others on the street.”</div> <div style="margin-bottom: 1.75em;"> Inside the supermarket, investigators found an AR-15-style rifle and a 12-gauge shotgun that they believed Mr. Anderson and Ms. Graham carried into the store. They also found two 9-millimeter semiautomatic pistols.</div> </div> </div> <div> <div> <div style="margin-bottom: 1.75em;"> Inside the rental van, investigators found another weapon, a Ruger Mark IV with a homemade silencer and a homemade device to catch shell casings, Mr. Grewal said.</div> <div style="margin-bottom: 1.75em;"> The van was also outfitted with makeshift ballistic panels, which are typically used to defend against bullets, he said. In places, Mr. Anderson and Ms. Graham lined the sides of the vehicle with materials from bulletproof vests.</div> <div style="margin-bottom: 1.75em;"> Investigators traced the serial numbers on two of the weapons and believed that Ms. Graham bought them in at different stores in Ohio in 2018, Mr. Grewal said.</div> <div style="margin-bottom: 1.75em;"> Officials also said they had reviewed social media posts made by Mr. Anderson and Ms. Graham that expressed anti-Semitic and anti-police views.</div> </div> </div> <div> <div> <div style="margin-bottom: 1.75em;"> Both attackers, they said, had expressed interest in the Black Hebrew Israelites, a religious movement with dozens of groups that believe, in general, that the chosen ones are black, Native American and Hispanic people, but not white people.</div> <div style="margin-bottom: 1.75em;"> While the movement is not known for promoting violence, some of its offshoots have been described as hate groups by the Southern Poverty Law Center, a legal advocacy organization that tracks such movements.</div> <div style="margin-bottom: 1.75em;"> Investigators had not established any formal connections between Mr. Anderson and Ms. Graham and any specific Black Hebrew Israelite groups, Mr. Grewal said.</div> <div style="margin-bottom: 1.75em;"> “We believe that the two shooters were acting on their own,” he said.</div> <div style="margin-bottom: 1.75em;"> Law enforcement officials had previously said that a brief but rambling religious manifesto-style note was found inside the attackers’ van. It did not establish a clear motive for the shooting, but in nearly illegible handwriting, it indicated that Mr. Anderson believed he was charged with carrying out “God’s will,” they said.</div> <div style="margin-bottom: 1.75em;"> The governor of New Jersey, Philip D. 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US Security from mikenova (64 sites) urn:uuid:78f39223-49a9-2c65-fbd7-3317c44d7ddd Thu, 12 Dec 2019 20:26:05 -0500 <p>Sanctuary cities expanded in 2019, cutting into Immigration and Customs Enforcement's potential deportations. But despite that headwind, the agency still managed to reach a five-year high for removals, breaking the previous high-water mark under President Trump.</p> <p>The number of Cubans kicked out of the country soared, while Guatemalans, Hondurans and ...<br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/2528113" width="16" height="16"> www.washingtontimes.com stories: Security Stephen Dinan The National Interest: What if North Korea Launches a Satellite? https://nationalinterest.org/blog/korea-watch/what-if-north-korea-launches-satellite-104707 1. US Security from mikenova (64 sites) urn:uuid:52da84ef-35ac-4980-8061-ce75f2921cb4 Thu, 12 Dec 2019 20:24:00 -0500 <p><b>Ted Galen Carpenter</b></p> <p><em>Security, Asia</em></p> <a href="https://nationalinterest.org/blog/korea-watch/what-if-north-korea-launches-satellite-104707"><img src="https://nationalinterest.org/sites/default/files/styles/resize-1440/public/main_images/RTR3BJKA.jpg?itok=Eogi8tKh" /></a> <h3>North Korean leaders must be aware of the underlying dangers if they conduct an overtly military missile test.  But what if Pyongyang chooses to use the new missile engine to launch a satellite into Earth orbit instead? 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North Korean leaders must be aware of the underlying dangers if they conduct an overtly military missile test.  But what if Pyongyang chooses to use the new missile engine to launch a satellite into Earth orbit instead? It is not entirely clear how the United States and its East Asian allies would (or should) react to that development. </p> <p>North Korea apparently tried to achieve the goal once before—<a href="https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-17698438">in 2012</a>—although the launch failed. Pyongyang has made noticeable progress on its missile technology since then, and the leadership may be ready for another attempt. A satellite launch would create an acute policy dilemma for U.S. officials. Ostensibly, such a launch would be for peaceful, scientific purposes, and it would be a justifiable source of national pride for North Koreans. However, a missile capable of putting a satellite into orbit also would be able to strike a long-distance target with a nuclear warhead.</p> <a href="https://nationalinterest.org/blog/korea-watch/what-if-north-korea-launches-satellite-104707">Read full article</a><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/278402" width="16" height="16"> The National Interest security Ted Galen Carpenter 1. 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