News Roundup 9/10/18

by | Sep 10, 2018

News Roundup 9/10/18

by | Sep 10, 2018

  • The House passed a bill that will reclassify dozens of crimes as crimes of violence. The reclassification will allow for more crimes that could result in deportation. [Link]
  • A Dallas police officer shoots and kills an innocent man after mistakenly entering his apartment. [Link]
  • Reps Gabbard and Jones introduce a bill that labels wars undeclared by Congress as ‘Presidential Wars’ and makes ‘Presidental Wars’ an impeachable offense. [Link]
  • Aaron Mate argues the George Papadopoulos plea is not a smoking gun. [Link]
  • Trump administration officials met with Venezuelan officers plotting a coup against Maduro. [Link]
  • A Brazilian presidential candidate was stabbed. He is recovering and is in stable condition. [Link]
  • The US recalls top envoys to El Salvador, Panama, and the Dominican Republic over those countries deciding to switch diplomatic stances from Taiwan to China. [Link]
  • The US will deploy 1,500 troops to Germany over the next two years. [Link]
  • Jeff Groom explains why the US is increasing its military presences in Norway. [Link]
  • Kim Jong Un says North Korea will denuclearize by the end of Trump’s first term. [Link]
  • The International Criminal Court rules it can open an investigation into alleged ethnic cleansing in Myanmar. [Link]
  • Myanmar’s president Ang San Suu Kyi is silently complicit in the crimes the Myanmar military committed against the Rohingya. [Link]
  • Trump says he cut aid to Palestine to try to pressure the Palestinians into talks. [Link]
  • A new study finds no evidence linking al-Qaeda and Iran. [Link]
  • State Department officials say Trump has signed on to a plan for US troops to remain in Syria indefinitely. [Link]
  • The top French military official says that France is ready to strike Assad if chemical weapons are used in Syria. [Link] Virginia State Senator Richard Black traveled to Syria and warned of a possible false flag chemical weapons attack. [Link]
  • Russia warns the Syrian Army is planning an offensive against Syrian rebels near US positions. [Link] US Marines carry out a live fire air assault drill in the area. The drill was intended as a warning for Assad and Russia to not attack rebel positions in the area. [Link]
  • Turkey’s President Erdogan says Turkey will not watch Assad kill civilians in Idlib from the sidelines. [Link]
  • Israel supported 12 Syrian rebel groups, including by supplying armored vehicles. [Link]
  • Israel is building a wall along its northern border. The wall is stoking tensions between Israel and Lebanon. Lebanon is concerned the wall will be built on Lebanese territory. [Link]
  • The US is putting out misleading statistics about Afghanistan to give the appearance of success. [Link]
  • Secretary of Defense Mattis makes a surprise visit to Afghanistan to meet with the Afghan leaders. Mattis discussed the peace process with the Taliban. [Link]
  • Eight Afghan police were killed in an insider attack. [Link]
  • UN-sponsored peace talks for the Yemen War are yet to start as the warring parties are threatening to abandon the talks. [Link] The talks fell apart after the Houthis declined to attend. The Houthis looked for a promise that they could return to Yemen after the talks, and Saudi Arabia refused to grant the request. [Link]
  • A video reveals the bus ride Yemeni children took before their bus was hit with a Saudi airstrike. [Link]
  • A plan to remove US forces from many West African nations is moving forward. The plan now needs Mattis’ approval. [Link]
  • The civil war in Libya is creating a power vacuum that is being exploited by ISIS. [Link]
  • 1,200 children were made soldiers last year in South Sudan. [Link]

About Kyle Anzalone

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

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