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Monday, September 24, 2018

How Far-Out Is Trump’s War Policy?

Reprinted with permission from Creators.

War is hell. We’ve learned that over and over from the hundreds of thousands of deaths, uncountable maimings, torturings and other horrors our soldiers have experienced in the multitude of wars in this century alone.

America is now militarily involved in 76 countries! Yet, the war machine — including a massive army of profiteering corporate contractors and the politicians they buy — keeps demanding more: more troops, more money, more profits … more war. Finally, We the People (the 90-plus percent of us who’re not really aware of, much less engaged in, this hell) need to awaken to another stark reality: War is stupid.…

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Whining Trump Fails To Observe 9/11 Minute Of Silence

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.

 

For sixteen years, American presidents marked the terror attacks of 9/11 by publicly observing a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m., commemorating the time of the first strike on the World Trade Center.

On Tuesday, Trump ended that tradition.

Instead of marking that somber moment on the grounds of the White House, as he did last year, and as Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama did every year before him, Trump instead was out of view.

At 8:44 a.m. Trump tweeted out a picture of him and his White House staff on the lawn with everyone’s hands over their hearts, apparently honoring the victims on 9/11.…

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New Tape: Trump Team Laughs While Discussing Deaths Of Servicemen In Niger

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

 

Omarosa Manigault Newman, former White House aide and reality TV star, released a new recording of her time working for President Donald Trump Monday that reveals him joking to a group of staffers in a discussion about an ambush in Niger that killed four American soldiers.

“There were people in many cases, that were in the Middle East, that now got to Africa to try and, you know, cause problems there. And ultimately they wanna come back here, because this is where they really wanna be. So its a rough, uh, business. I wouldn’t, I don’t think I’d want to be a terrorist right now,” Trump said on the recording, eliciting laughter from the people he was with.…

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