Trump delivered an ultimatum to North Korea, warning Pyongyang not to make any more threats against the United States or they will “face fire and fury like the world has never seen.” The remarks were made during a photo op at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, and were in response to the… Continue Reading →
Today’s White House press briefing began with Sarah Huckabee Sanders complaining about reporters’ focus on the Trump-Russia story to a Breitbart reporter, who was her first choice to call upon for a question. As you may imagine, some of the legitimate reporters in the room had objections to that. One piped up right after she finished… Continue Reading →
Hearing rumors etc. from the intelligence community that fall right in line with this: namely, that Trump is being paid off to invade Iran at the behest of the Saudis. And once again, it is all about the oil:
As the White House formulates its official policy on Iran, senior officials and key allies of President Donald Trump are calling for the new administration to take steps to topple Tehran’s militant clerical government.
Supporters of dislodging Iran’s iron-fisted clerical leadership say it’s the only way to halt Tehran’s dangerous behavior, from its pursuit of nuclear weapons to its sponsorship of terrorism. Critics say that political meddling in Iran, where memories of a 1953 CIA-backed coup remain vivid, risks a popular backlash that would only empower hard-liners.
That’s why President Barack Obama assured Iranians, in a 2013 speech at the United Nations, that “we are not seeking regime change.”
But influential Iran hawks want to change that under Trump.
“The policy of the United States should be regime change in Iran,” said Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), who speaks regularly with White House officials about foreign policy. “I don’t see how anyone can say America can be safe as long as you have in power a theocratic despotism,” he added.
Cotton advocated a combination of economic, diplomatic and covert actions to pressure Tehran’s government and “support internal domestic dissent” in the country. He noted that Iran has numerous minority ethnic groups, including Arabs, Turkmen and Balochs who “aren’t enthusiastic about living in a Persian Shiite despotism.”
What could go wrong?
You may not know that many, many years ago, Andrea Mitchell was married to a man with multiple sclerosis. I think she’s actually sensitive to this issue.
MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell described the scene of disabled protesters being carried out by Capitol police in front of Mitch McConnell’s office as “brutal” images for the Republican party. The long time NBC host began a segment on the newly released Senate healthcare bill and explained what was happening at Speaker McConnell’s office. Mitchell said, “Police… Continue Reading →
He has called global warming a hoax, suggested that Barack Obama is not an American and linked autism to childhood vaccinations. And soon, President Donald Trump—America’s most powerful conspiracy theorist—will decide the fate of more than 113,000 pages of secret documents about the ultimate conspiracy theory. No, not Russian meddling in the 2016 election—the assassination of… Continue Reading →
ProPublica Reader Guide Maps Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comment Donate Who Holds the DEA Accountable When Its Missions Cost Lives? In 2011, a DEA operation touched off a massacre in a Mexican town, yet the agency never investigated what went wrong. by Ginger Thompson, ProPublica June 19, 2017 This story was co-published with The… Continue Reading →
Sure looks like it. This is scary:
The following statement was posted online in Arabic by the Qatari foreign ministry on Monday. “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the State of Qatar expressed its deep regret and surprise at the decisions by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and the Kingdom of Bahrain to close their borders and airspace, and… Continue Reading →
Let war begin! Trump needs a distraction from the Russia investigations, and it never hurts to flex power to bolster those sagging approval ratings, too. So we’re clear here, if Trump gave a fck about gasping Syrian children, he’d open the refugee doors and welcome them in. But instead. he just lobbed around 60 cruise missiles… Continue Reading →
Attention, folks! We have boots on the ground in Syria now. Lots of them, with the potential for many more. Marines have arrived in Northern Syria to assist in the fight against ISIS to reclaim Raqqa. A couple hundred Marines have deployed into Syria with heavy artillery guns, as part of the ongoing preparation for the… Continue Reading →