News Roundup 9/5/17

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  • A judge has sentenced a woman who is the victim of child sex trafficking to nearly six years in jail. The woman pressured her friend to join the child sex network she was involved in. She was 15, and under the control of an abusive pimp at the time she allegedly committed the crime. [Link]
  • Johnathan Marshall explains why the US keeping 50 hydrogen bombs in Turkey is dangerous and how the US can lose control over the bombs. [Link]
  • German media reports that 55 refugees who fought with al-Qaeda linked Syrian rebels groups have entered Germany. [Link]
  • General James Mattis says that any North Korean threat would be met with massive military force. Mattis also said Trump asked to be briefed on options for dealing with North Korea. [Link]
  • Nikki Haley said North Korea is begging for war. Haley is also hoping to take action at the UN in response to North Korea’s hydrogen bomb test. [Link]
  • In response to North Korea’s hydrogen bomb test, South Korea carried out simulation strikes on North Korea’s nuclear weapons sites. [Link]
  • Justin Raimondo argues that the US cutting ties with South Korea can help to ease the conflict with North Korea. [Link]
  • War on the Rocks explains the new reality the rest of the world must accept because of North Korea’s hydrogen bomb test. [Link]
  • 87,000 refugees have fled Myanmar for Bangladesh. Refugees continue to report Myanmar soldiers committing war crimes. [Link]
  • Moon of Alabama argues that the minority Muslim militias in Myanmar have ties to jihad. [Link]
  • Mistranslations are leading Western media sources to present Iranian leadership statements as more aggressive than the statements actually are. [Link]
  • The US backed Syrian Democratic Forces claim to have taken the Old City neighborhood of Raqqa and now control 65% of the city of Raqqa. The Pentagon announced it cannot confirm these claims. [Link]
  • Syrian Arab Army forces are close to breaking a three year Islamic State siege of Deir Ezzor. The Islamic State controls part of the city and the area surrounding the city. [Link]
  • In Syria, Turkished backed rebel groups are exchanging fire with US backed Kurdish forces daily. [Link]
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Read Scott Horton's new book Fool's Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan


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