News Roundup 12/11/18

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  • A video shows the NYPD ripping a 1-year-old from its mother’s arms while arresting the child’s mother. The mother was arrested for sitting on the floor at a welfare office. [Link]
  • YouTube bans Gavin McInnes. [Link]
  • Senator Rand Paul says he may not vote to confirm William Barr over concerns about Barr’s positions on civil asset forfeiture and spying. [Link]
  • Barr is in step with Jess Sessions on criminal justice. [Link]  
  • Lockheed Martin is the world’s largest weapons seller. [Link]
  • A new House bill will give Representatives more oversight over weapon exports. [Link]
  • Two Russian nuclear-capable bombers land in Venezuela. [Link]
  • A video shows the Israeli military shooting a Palestinian man in the back. The video contradicts the Israeli story of the Palestinian man being the aggressor. [Link]
  • Israeli snipers have shot nearly 6,000 Gazan protesters in the legs. [Link]
  • Jared Kushner advised MbS on how to manage the fallout of the Khashoggi murder. Kushner became the main advocate for MbS in the White House. [Link]
  • Saudi Arabia will not extradite Jamal Khashoggi’s murderers.[Link]
  • A former top aide to MbS is accused of overseeing the torture of female detainees. [Link]
  • The National Guard is investigating the death of a soldier in Afghanistan. The soldiers unit requested equipment that would have saved his life. [Link]
  • Villagers in a northwest district in Afghan are starving to death. The Taliban have taken the roads that access the district. [Link]
  • ISIS continues to retain control over a small area of Syria and Iraq. [Link]
  • Yemen’s government rejects a proposal from the Houthi to form a transitional government. [Link]
  • Protesting Libyan tribesmen shutdown a key oil field. [Link]
  • Ethnic rivalries in Mali caused fighting that kills 15 civilians. [Link]
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Read Scott Horton's new book Fool's Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan