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Kathleen Galt

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  • Obama: End terrorism like that in New York by Destroying ISIL in Mosul, Iraq
  • In Massive Intel Error, US Kills 80 Syrian Troops, Helps ISIL Advance
    • link to centcom.mil

      " Coalition forces believed they were striking a Da’esh fighting position that they had been tracking for a significant amount of time before the strike.

      How can you be tracking "for a significant amount of time before the strike" and not know who it is you are about to kill with the killing equipment today?

    • Come on Juan you really have to wonder about the intention and timing of this U.S. bombing and the death toll. Just because Samantha Powers said it was not intentional does not mean it is so.

      When Samantha Power's chooses to point out "hypocrisies" it certainly is a case of the pot calling the kettle black.

      Again the intentions and timing of this massacre is highly questionable.

  • US and Russia plan Joint Air Command to hit Terrorists in Syria
    • Been thinking about Trump's imperialist statements that "we should have taken Iraq's oil." That is essentially what took place. Clinton supported. U.S. Imperialism in action..
      link to cnn.com

      "From ExxonMobil and Chevron to BP and Shell, the West's largest oil companies have set up shop in Iraq. So have a slew of American oil service companies, including Halliburton, the Texas-based firm Dick Cheney ran before becoming George W. Bush's running mate in 2000.

      U.S. Imperialism in concrete form:
      The US Embassy In Baghdad Cost A Staggering $750 Million [PHOTOS]

      link to businessinsider.com
      Why the war in Iraq was fought for Big Oil - CNN.com
      Yes, the Iraq War was a war for oil, and it was a war with winners: Big Oil.
      cnn.com|By By Antonia Juhasz, Special to CNN

    • MSNBC fat cat host have been over the last month pushing hard the idea that Trump must be a Russian agent promoting the idea that Russia and the U.s. should join forces in fighting the Bush/Cheney, Obama/Clinton created Isis. Guess the Russian agent Trump must have infiltrated the Obama administration with his "let's try to join with Russia on the ISIS issue "idea. Guess Joy Reid, Lawrence O'Donnell will be reporting that Kerry and Obama are now Russian agents too. The "Russians are coming" fear mongering on MSNBC has been shameful.

  • Clinton: No US ground troops in Iraq, Syria; Trump: Steal Iraqi Oil
    • MSNBC is as biased as Fox, Just on the Clinton side, Never ever bring up her war record, Comey findings, unwillingness to release Wall Street transcripts, Total Clinton loyalist, Not an unbiased talking head among them. Does not matter to them that Clinton is a die hard war hawk and how many people in the middle east are dead, injured, refugees because of her role in those disasters

    • MSNBC is as shut down as Fox is when it comes to their candidate Hillary Clinton, Rachel Maddow, O'Donnell etc never really question Hillary's war record, ties to Wall Street, etc, Never

      Trump is unpredictable. Hillary is predictable,,,,a proven and deadly war hawk. Terrible choices

  • US: Turkish-backed campaign against our Allies in Syria 'unacceptable'
    • "But Turkey really doesn’t want a new Kurdish mini-state on its border, especially one led by the PYD, which Turkey sees as an offshoot of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) terrorist group, based in Anatolia and in badlands on the Iraqi side of the Turkey-Iraq border. "

      You can't blame them

  • French Court lifts Municipal Burkini Ban; & Why should you care what other people wear?
    • Thank you Muslima lawyer. The French are being so anti feminist, anti choice.

    • As if this French Mayor and other supporters want to require women beach goers to reveal breast and butts. What would they call it pro show tit s and ass law? So arrogant, anti choice . You know "retrograde".

  • Is Turkey's Pivot to Russia about Erdogan's Survival?
    • "The compromise for those who insist on a change of personnel at the top is to say, ‘no al-Assad’ in the long run, but he can stay during this interim or transition period (the US does not want the Syrian government to collapse, given what happened in Iraq and Libya after such a collapse)"

      I had read that Assad offered a power sharing transition deal five years ago? If that is indeed the case hundreds of thousands of lives could have been saved and this horrific refugee crisis avoided.

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      "But from Ankara’s point of view, the YPG is a terrorist group. It would be as though a foreign country helped an anti-American Mexican cartel take over Tijuana, posing a perceived threat to San Diego. (I don’t myself see any sign that the YPG has ambitions outside Syria or that it has a command structure in common with the brutal PKK group from which it is descended, but we’re talking about how Ankara sees thing). "

      I thought the Kurds had all ready sawed a piece of territory off of Iraq, now Syria..would seem to indicate that Kurds in Turkey would like to be part of that developing state.

  • Near-War: US Planes almost tangle with Syrian MiGs, which bombed area of US troop Embeds
    • Indeed. Somehow Juan avoids mentioning this

    • This whole piece is written as if the Syrian army does not have the right to protect the borders and country of which once was Syria. As if Assad was the invader of Syria.

      I clearly remember the Leveretts writing five years ago that over 50% of the Syrian population supported Assad.

      This piece is written as if the U.S. and coalition have had not part in creating this human disaster

  • No, Obama did not found ISIL, Mr. Trump: That was the GOP
    • bingo

    • So are you really saying that Ambassador Ford had nothing to do with fomenting a civil war in Syria and that the Obama administrations decision (Clinton pushed hard) to arm unknown rebels in Syria did not fuel that disaster?

      Are you really willing to let Obama and Clinton off the accountability hook?

      link to bbc.com

    • Yes the the GOP. However Obama and Clinton's foreign policy decisions sure as hell created more ungoverned territory for IS to operate from.

      All created death, destruction beyond what Rachel Maddow and the rest of MSNBC etc are willing to tell the American public.

      The MSM has to make sure every thing Trump says is covered....Trump has that right "ratings" Although I can't watch of listen anymore. Will not talk about Clinton's proven war record and repeat every dangerous and stupid thing Trump says. Enough.

      I miss Bernie

  • Syria: Key ISIL Smuggling city, Manbij, falls to Kurd-Arab Force
    • "Civilians are said to be fleeing Manbij" Who would civilians there feel more protected by?

  • The Decay of American Politics: Pseudo-Election 2016
    • rbtll....So are you saying ignore her war record? That is what is "naive" and dangerous. The media is stirring up fear about Trump based on things we don't know.

      While his unpredictability is dangerous...so is her proven war record. Her threats made against Iran some years back. She is not a level headed foreign policy strategist at all

      Plenty out there to confirm those facts. Including Bacevich's latest:

      Scott Ritter, Seymour Hersh, The Leveretts etc have all written factual pieces having to do with her war aggressive stances and push for military action in the middle east

    • All of the main stream media fear mongering about Trump and the nuclear code is ridiculous. Ok I get it he is unpredictable. However if past decisions are any indication of what Hillary might do as commander in chief we are in for more death and destruction in the middle east.

      She is a proven and deadly war hawk

  • Livni Slams Netanyahu, Calls for Israeli Referendum on Two-state Solution
  • The end of the Beginning: The Fall of ISIL in Fallujah
    • Hundreds of thousands (if not in the millions) of Muslims have been killed, injured, millions turned into refugees as the US etc (Assad, Isis, Al Qeada) have all turned the middle east into a raging human disaster. Shameful...Horrendously shameful

  • Obama: Hating on Muslim-Americans makes you an ally of ISIL, & Unamerican
    • As if Obama and Clinton's foreign policy decisions in Libya, Syria did not fuel the growth and power of ISIS.

      Somehow Obama's foreign policy decisions seem to mostly get a free pass on being dug into my corporate media outlets

  • America's First Communal Muslim Funeral: Muhammad Ali
    • Was an incredible occasion for a compassionate, powerful Muslim man. I like so many of us who opposed the Vietnam war was moved by Muhammad Ali's stand against the war back in the mid 60's. He put his career, his economics on the line because of his convictions. Like so many of us still moved by his actions.

      Was so great to hear so many of his remarkably insightful, loving and funny quotes about what we are all or could be doing on the planet.

      He set the bar high for compassion in action. One of his good friends from KY, Rabbi Lerner and so many others hit the ball out of the park in regard to what he stood for and the example he left with us.

      Clinton did not like what Rabbi Lerner had to say was written all over his face during Lerner's speech

  • Dear Mr. Holder: Why Ed Snowden can't get a Fair Trial in your National Security State
    • Remember when Holder and Obama dropped the deeply investigated (then swept under rug) Aipac espionage case.
      link to nytimes.com

      link to washingtonpost.com

      Can't forget how Obama and Holder protected Wall Street thugs from being prosecuted

      The Untouchables: How the Obama administration protected Wall Street from prosecutions
      Glenn Greenwald

      Holder and Obama have quite the record of protecting the elite.
      link to theguardian.com

  • ISIL hits Syrian Regime in Shiite northwest, killing 150
    • When you read the neocon's PNAC blueprint for rearranging the middle east (Securing the realm and all of that) you certainly have to wonder if chaos, death and destruction was just what they wanted through the Bush administrations invasion of Iraq, Obama and Clinton's military intervention in Libya and arming rebels in Syria.

      That is surely the result of U.S. involvement...help take down the infrastructure and the in fighting would be released.

      Such human tragedies says a white woman sitting in the empire. that has fomented some of these disasters.

  • Israel: Netanyahu replies to Officers' charges of Fascism, makes far Right Lieberman their boss
    • A prime example of how racism runs deep in Israel. Not new..just more clearly exposed

  • Top 4 Reasons Iran will stand by Syrian gov't despite High Casualties
    • So if Clinton is elected the US will cultivate more death and destruction in Syria by supporting rebels?

      Clinton sure sounds and acts like the most serious war hawk in the running.
      link to wikileaks.org
      “Bringing down Assad would not only be a massive boon to Israel’s security, it would also ease Israel’s understandable fear of losing its nuclear monopoly. Then, Israel and the United States might be able to develop a common view of when the Iranian program is so dangerous that military action could be warranted. Right now, it is the combination of Iran’s strategic alliance with Syria and the steady progress in Iran’s nuclear enrichment program that has led Israeli leaders to contemplate a surprise attack — if necessary over the objections of Washington. With Assad gone, and Iran no longer able to threaten Israel through its, proxies, it is possible that the United States and Israel can agree on red lines for when Iran’s program has crossed an unacceptable threshold. In short, the White House can ease the tension that has developed with Israel over Iran by doing the right thing in Syria. The rebellion in Syria has now lasted more than a year. The opposition is not going away, nor is the regime going to accept a diplomatic solution from the outside. With his life and his family at risk, only the threat or use of force will change the Syrian dictator Bashar Assad’s mind. UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department of State Case No. F-2014-20439 Doc No. C05794498 Date: 11/30/2015 The Obama administration has been understandably wary of engaging in an air operation in Syria like the one conducted in Libya for three main reasons. Unlike the Libyan opposition forces, the Syrian rebels are not unified and do not hold territory. The Arab League has not called for outside military intervention as it did in Libya. And the Russians are opposed. Libya was an easier case. But other than the laudable purpose of saving Libyan civilians from likely attacks by Qaddafi’s regime, the Libyan operation had no long-lasting consequences for the region. Syria is harder. But success in Syria would be a transformative event for the Middle East. Not only would another ruthless dictator succumb to mass opposition on the streets, but the region would be changed for the better as Iran would no longer have a foothold in the Middle East from which to threaten Israel and undermine stability in the region.”

  • I Blame the US Media for Donald Trump
    • I had to give it to Trump the fall of 2015 when MSNBC etc were all Trump all day long. Starting at the beginning of the day on Morning Joe. By November 2015 Trump had only spent 220,000 on advertising. Masterful. He knows the game you have to give him that.

      Even now Huffington Post has 14 pieces on Trump on their front page. Granted negative pieces but still they stir the interest. Trump owns the media elite. Again you have to give him that. He knows what they want. Throws out the red meat and they bite.

      Now if he could just corner the Chinese on currency manipulation etc Or corner jobs for the American worker

  • Israel's cement ban prevents hundreds of Gaza families from rebuilding homes
    • Israel destroyed 22,000 Palestinians homes during the last massacre that Israel conducted.

  • Syria: As fierce Fighting reignites, Aleppo on brink of 'Humanitarian Disaster'
  • ISIL Endgame: Obama to send 250 more US Troops into Syria
    • The U.S. seems to thrive on helping create human disasters. Bush, Cheney then to Obama/Clinton and it continues. Terribly shameful...

  • It's Possible: Koch Brother Says Hillary Clinton Might Be Best Choice for Him
    • Sanders will be sure to use this one.
      Once again confirming what millions of us all ready know that nothing in the corporate Wall Street world will change for the better with Hillary.

      Billionaires for HIlary

  • What GOP New Yorkers just voted for: Torture, Syria Intervention, murder of innocents
    • Hell New York Democrat's just voted for "torture, Syria, murder of innocents.". Clinton beat Bernie. Let;s get real here...Trump says some dangerous things....Hillary has done some extremely dangerous and very deadly things. Iraq, Libya, Syria

  • The Bernie Sanders Miracle: American Crowd in Brooklyn Cheers Palestinian Dignity
    • Interesting to think about how Hillary (war hawk) Clinton is attending a 350,000 dollar a plate dinner put on by George (supporting a war hawk) Clooney which is almost double what the Bernie and Jane Sanders make in a year. You heard the comparison heard here first...just saying.... Boom. Shameful

    • The earth moved under our feet a bit during debate. Bernie not grumpy just no nonsense.

      Amazing Carole King supporting such a proven war hawk

  • Panama Papers Expose Massive Global Corruption Scandal (TYT)
    • Sure hope some of the most serious neocons are caught up in this net. Feith, Woolsey, Sheldon Adelson...Cheney, Clinton. I can dream

      U.S. names not released yet. Coming....

  • Hillary Clinton goes full Neocon at AIPAC, Demonizes Iran, Palestinians
    • Clinton once again genuflected at the altar of Aipac...same as it ever was same as it ever was.

      Clinton is a war hawk through and through. Seldom see a glimpse of compassion...

  • If it's Trump versus Clinton, what does it Mean for Iran and ISIL Policy?
    • We know Trump foments violence, racism and bigotry.

      We know Clinton has voted for as a Senator and pushed for as Secretary of State deadly and bloody military interventions in Iraq, Libya, Syria.

      Has there ever been such a proven war hawk like Hillary Clinton who has gotten so far as a Dem candidate? I think it is shameful and telling about how so many Dem voters are willing to sweep the dead, injured and millions of refugees that are in large part due to U.S, meddling in the region that Clinton has very much been part of.

  • Syria Rebels face Collapse as Thousands flee North Aleppo
    • Enormous amounts of suffering in Syria over the last five years. The Obama administration arming rebels etc, fomenting more violence. How that death, destruction refugee situation could have been prevented if diplomacy would been the strategy chosen. So brutal

  • Fears of Trafficking: 10,000 Refugee Children Missing In Europe
    • President Obama, Secretary of Clinton and team repeated for five years "Assad must go, Assad must go", arming rebels fomenting the disaster in Syria. Not sure thinks Hillary Clinton is less dangerous than many of the Republican candidates. She has demonstrated she is a brutal warmonger.

      The Syrian situation is disastrous. What can we do about these missing children except keep donating money to the Syrian disaster funds

      So terribly sad

  • Why Israel's Netanyahu has no standing to accuse UN Sec. Ban of inciting Terrorism
    • Children of the Gaza War/ BBC
      link to youtube.com

    • MSNBC did not even whisper about this issue. Until people really get a handle of the horrific situation the Palestinian people are dealing with and how brutal the Israeli government is...nothing seems to change only get worse for the Palestinians. The Israeli's have no moral compass what so ever.

      Children of the Gaza War link to youtube.com

      Death in Gaza
      link to youtube.com

    • The Israeli government, courts and military are all complicit in the theft of the Palestinians lands....Obama administration has never even done what Bush 41 did to threaten to withhold U.S. aide.

      Netanyahu is the devil incarnate.

  • Palestinian Kids Dodge Settler Attacks Daily
    • Former human rights and social justice activist Art Gish spent years walking Palestinian children to their schools. He reported witnessing these children spit on by settlers, verbally and violently attacked by illegal settlers. Still going on Human rights crimes

  • Russian Strike on al-Qaeda Lair kills 51 at Prison, as US hypocritically slams Moscow
    • Deeply disturbing all of the loss of life in Syria due to outside forces supporting so many different inside forces. Diabolical.

      How many U.S. strikes on Syrian soil? 7000? As you point out the U.S. has killed many innocent people that they don't count or report.

      The U.S. calling out Russia is clearly a case of the pot calling the kettle black.

      Although I consider the Obama administration far more immoral in the Syrian catastrophe. They had an opportunity to make a deal with Assad five years ago...instead applied the tactic "Assad must go, Assad must go" resulting in the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Syrians and a refugee situation that is shameful.

      Sure will not hear MSNBC's Chris Matthews, Rachel Maddow etc reporting about the Syrian situation. No they have to endlessly cover the Trump dumps.

      If Hillary wins the Dem nomination we can expect more death and destruction in the middle east. She is clearly committed to regime change. Not the case for Sanders

  • How Realistic is the Big 5 Peace Plan for Syria?
    • The Obama administration (especially when Hillary was Secretary of State) endlessly repeated "Assad must go" aud nauseum. We can see what this led to. Total disaster for the Syrian people.

      Flynt and Hillary Mann Leverett wrote extensively at their website Going To Tehran over the last five years that the power sharing deal that Assad was offering way back then should be seriously considered. Hundreds of thousands of Syrians would more than likely be alive and millions would not be refugees.

      One has to wonder about whether the U.S.'s foreign policy agenda is to completely re-arrange the middle east according to the Project for a New American Century (and Securing the Realm designers) blueprints. Shameful

  • Biggest Trump Lies 2015: 76% of what Donald Trump Says is Garbage
    • Much of what Trump says is "shameful" and "dangerous" On a more serious note Hillary Clinton's vote for the 2002 Iraq war resolution, push for military intervention in Libya and arming rebels in Syria is far more "shameful" and deadly "dangerous" Far more!

  • Roof, Dear and Tashfeen Malik: 'Self-Radicalized,' 'Terrorism,' 'Lone Wolf' and Double Standards
    • So sad that the six month old baby girl of the two murderers is in custody of the state instead of being in the custody of her grandmother who has been in her life all of her young life. Ok in custody of the grandmother with oversight by Feds. Why cause more trauma for that infant.

      Such a horrific tragedy for the families of the victims and the family of the killers.

      The domestic terrorist killing in Colorado Springs sure has fallen off the map of the MSM. President Obama did not even mention them when he mentioned those killed in the terrorist act in San Bernardino at the WH Christmas tree lighting. Tragic....all of this

    • Was reading the definition of terrorism at the F.B.I.’s website after hearing MSNBC contributor Steve Rattner talk about a particular definition of terrorism on MSNBC’s Morning Joe this past week.

      FBI — Terrorism Definition link to fbi.gov…/terrorism/terroris… Federal Bureau of Investigation “Definitions of Terrorism in the U.S. Code 18 U.S.C. § 2331 defines “international terrorism” and “domestic terrorism” for purposes of Chapter 113B of the Code, entitled “Terrorism”: “International terrorism” means activities with the following three characteristics: Involve violent acts or acts dangerous to human life that violate federal or state law; Appear to be intended (i) to intimidate or coerce a civilian population; (ii) to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; or (iii) to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination, or kidnapping; and Occur primarily outside the territorial jurisdiction of the U.S., or transcend national boundaries in terms of the means by which they are accomplished, the persons they appear intended to intimidate or coerce, or the locale in which their perpetrators operate or seek asylum.* “Domestic terrorism” means activities with the following three characteristics: Involve acts dangerous to human life that violate federal or state law; Appear intended (i) to intimidate or coerce a civilian population; (ii) to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; or (iii) to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination. or kidnapping; and Occur primarily within the territorial jurisdiction of the U.S. 18 U.S.C. § 2332b defines the term “federal crime of terrorism” as an offense that: Is calculated to influence or affect the conduct of government by intimidation or coercion, or to retaliate against government conduct; and Is a violation of one of several listed statutes, including § 930(c) (relating to killing or attempted killing during an attack on a federal facility with a dangerous weapon); and § 1114 (relating to killing or attempted killing of officers and employees of the U.S.). * FISA defines “international terrorism” in a nearly identical way, replacing “primarily” outside the U.S. with “totally” outside the U.S. 50 U.S.C. § 1801(c).”

      Only problem for me is that the F.B.I. does not seem to apply these standards to other mass killings. Charleston, Colorado Springs etc. And the U.S. certainly does not apply these standards to our international military actions which many in those parts of the world (Iraq, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Palestine) consider our invasions, military interventions (supplying arms to rebels in Syria), selling arms to Saudi Arabia used in Yemen, arms in Israel etc) as International terrorism. MSNBC showing Chris Jansing interviewing terrorist murderer in San Bernardino’s sister. Have we seen her do the same with the sibling, family of murderer of the three at the Planned Parenthood domestic terrorist murder? If they are going to apply their standards to the terrorist murder in San Bernardino…apply them to the murderer in Colorado. To the domestic terrorist murderer of 9 in Charleston. -

  • If Trump can track Muslims, close Mosques, what can he do to You?
    • Sounds similar to what Israel has been doing with their night time raids into Palestinian homes at 3 a.m. in the morning terrorizing families all to map every Palestinian civilian.

      Who knows maybe Trumps racist database system will not be as brutal as Israel's racist methods

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