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News Roundup 11/19/18

by | Nov 19, 2018

News Roundup 11/19/18

by | Nov 19, 2018

  • A must read article by Gareth Porter on the Permanent War Complex. [Link]
  • The Pentagon fails its first-ever audit. [Link]
  • A third journalist has been killed this month in Mexico. [Link]
  • Max Blumenthal explains that US-backed Ukrainian Neo-Nazis are training Ameican white supremacists. [Link] 
  • Peter Van Buren debunks the claim that North Korea is secretly taking advantage of the US. Peter argues progress is being made in the Korean peace process. [Link]
  • Trump says extraditing Fethullah Gulen is not under consideration. [Link]
  • The CIA believes MbS ordered the murder of Khashoggi. [Link] The State Department dismisses the CIA claim and does not name MbS as being responsible for the Khashoggi murder. [Link]
  • The US has been using the Khashoggi murder to pressure Saudi Arabia to resolve the diplomatic dispute with Qatar. [Link]
  • Moon of Alabama gives analysis on who is taking the fall for the Khashoggi murder. [Link]
  • A Navy SEAL has been accused of committing war crimes, including murder, during the liberation of Mosul in 2017. [Link]
  • Moon of Alabama gives a Syrian sitrep. The US-backed Kurds continue to suffer from shelling from Turkey and attacks by Arabs within Syria. Turkey is building up a large proxy force near Manbij. Turkey is threatening to retake all Kurdish held territory along the Turkish border. Syria scored a victory against ISIS, when a three-day rain flooded ISIS positions and drowned several fighters. The ceasefire in Idlib is starting to fall apart as al-Qaeda is attacking Syrian positions.[Link]
  • The Syrian Army recovers US-made TOW missiles from Syrian rebels. [Link]
  • At least 19 Syrian civilians were killed by US airstrikes. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reports 191 Syrian civilians have been killed by US strikes since September 10th. [Link]
  • The US envoy to the Syrian conflict says the US will be in Syria until an enduring defeat of ISIS. [Link]
  • Two House Democrats mistakenly voted for a rule change that killed the Yemen War Powers Act bill. [Link]
  • The Saudi Crown Prince delayed a UK UN-resolution calling for a ceasefire in Yemen. [Link]
  • The US will remove 700 troops from Africa in the next few years. [Link]
  • The US is expanding its diplomatic mission in Mogadishu. [Link]
  • Over 200 have now died of an Ebola outbreak in the Congo. Fighting in the region of the outbreak continues to combat attempts to treat and contain the outbreak. [Link]

About Kyle Anzalone

Kyle Anzalone is news editor of the Libertarian Institute, opinion editor of Antiwar.com and co-host of Conflicts of Interest with Will Porter and Connor Freeman.

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