News Roundup 2/26/19

by | Feb 26, 2019

News Roundup 2/26/19

by | Feb 26, 2019

US Foreign Policy

  • Trump nominates US Ambassador to Canada Kelly Craft to be the Ambassador to the UN. [Link]
  • Mikhail Gorbachev warns about the concerning status of nuclear weapons treaties. [Link]
  • Pat Buchanan explains how foolish it would be for the US to attempt regime change in Iran or Venezuela. [Link]
  • At the Munich meeting, EUCOM leader General Scaparrotti told Sen Lindsey Graham that leaving Syria would be a disaster. [Link] Senator Graham also yelled at acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan. [Link]
  • Andrew Bacevich on American losing its position as Hegemon. [Link]

Venezuela

  • A video surfaces showing Venezuelan opposition setting an aid truck on fire with a molotov cocktail. Initial reporting suggested the Venezuelan government was responsible for setting the truck on fire. The truck as part of a US operation on Saturday to bring aid into Venezuelan in defiance of the Venezuelan government. [Link]
  • Vice President Mike Pence announces new sanctions against Venezuela. [Link]
  • The US is flying more spy planes near Venezuela. [Link]  

China

  • The US sails two warships through the Taiwan Strait. [Link]
  • China and Saudi Arabia sign $28 billion in economic agreements [Link]

India & Pakistan

  • India will divert water that flows into Pakistan. [Link]
  • Eric Margolis explains the dangers of India and Pakistan rattling their nuclear sabers. [Link]

Iran

  • Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Zarif announces his resignation. [Link]

Afghanistan

  • The US carries out four airstrikes in Somalia and claims to kill two al-Shabaab fighters. [Link] In a separate strike, the US claims to kill 35 al-Shabaab fighters. [Link]  
  • In 2018, peace agreements reduced fighting in South Sudan. However, the humanitarian crisis did not improve. [Link]
  • Sudan’s President Bashir declares a state of emergency and dissolves the government. [Link]
  • Unidentified gunmen killed three UN Peacekeepers in Mali. [Link]

Kyle Anzalone

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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