2/19/2017

Trump s'offre un meeting aux airs de campagne

Yemen - Bombs made in Scotland were dropped by UK trained Saudi Airforce

Smart bombs made in Scotland were dropped in Yemen by UK-trained Saudi air force - Daily Record
Evidence submitted during a legal case into UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia reveals the RAF trained the country’s air force how to use Paveway IV missiles.
The documents also reveal that only a “very, very small” number of airstrikes were tracked and the UK knew little about the Saudis’ targeting practices.
Despite being kept in the dark over airstrikes, the UK Government claimed last year that no war crimes had been committed by the Saudis.

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Trumpisms


Trump elimina regulaciones ‘inútiles’ de era Obama


2/18/2017

Donald Trump and the US media are in a fight to the finish

Donald Trump and the US media are in a fight to the finish – and they're both guilty of peddling alternative facts | The Independent: 

But the lesson to be drawn from the history of all populist authoritarian regimes is that there is always a wide gap between what they promise and what they accomplish. As this gap becomes wider, the regime responds by concealing or lying about it through control or closure of the media. This was the trajectory in Turkey, where President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is holding a referendum in April which will establish an all-powerful presidency. In the run-up to the vote the Turkish media simply reports military failures in Syria as brilliant successes and even mildly critical tweets can lead to the tweeter being sacked or imprisoned. Press freedoms may never be extinguished to the same degree in the US, but then many Turkish journalists did not foresee what was going to happen to them.

Trump en Florida, desde donde va a explicar su trabajo y sus planes a los estadounidenses

Ella At The Downbeat

Ella Fitzgerald Duke Ellington Benny Goodman Richard Rogers at Downbeat New York 1948. Photo by Herman Leonard

Nixon - Remembering an accomplished but fatally flawed president

Image result for Richard Nixon caricaturesLexington: Remembering an accomplished but fatally flawed president | The Economist

The museum hails Nixon for rallying a “silent majority” of Americans who felt ignored and disdained by bossy, self-dealing elites. Captions suggest that Nixon balanced a conservative’s wariness of big government with a pragmatist’s willingness to wield federal authority to heal chronic ills, whether that involved desegregating schools in the South to an extent that had eluded his Democratic predecessors or creating the Environmental Protection Agency to clean up rivers so polluted that they caught fire. This empathy for America’s forgotten, damaged places was all the more remarkable because—as the museum admits via filmed interviews with aides and family members—Nixon was a brooding introvert, “suspicious” to the point of paranoia.

2/17/2017

The CIA and the Washington Post


Coalition Plane strike hits Yemen mourners, killing 9 women, 1 child

Plane strike hits Yemen mourners, killing 9 women, 1 child: residents | Reuters
Warplanes of the Saudi-led coalition struck a house north of Yemen's capital where a crowd of mourners was gathered, residents said on Thursday, killing nine women and a child and injuring dozens.

Refugee Crisis

The Tortoise And The Hare - Dan Craig

Trump/Brexit - 'We may be sleepwalking towards world war, says respected Princeton historian'

We may be sleepwalking towards world war, says respected Princeton historian: 
Prof James said that countries had become locked in an information arms race similar to one that began in the years preceding World War One.
"I think [a world war] is absolutely a serious threat," he said.
"In that sense I think the aftermath of 1907 is as interesting as the 1930s.
"Because after 1907 the foreign ministries, defence ministries, intelligence agencies started to operationalise information - to think that information was essential to the control of military events - and there was a kind of arms race in terms of communications control.
"And we're seeing that kind of arms race at the moment I think."

2/16/2017

Baghdad car bomb kills at least 48

Baghdad car bomb kills at least 48 - BBC News


A car packed with explosives blew up near car dealerships in the Shia area of Bayaa in the south of the city. More than 50 people were injured.
The Islamic State (IS) group claimed the attack, saying it targeted "a gathering of Shias".
At least 24 people were killed in other attacks on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Baghdad saw a wave of deadly suicide attacks by IS in the first few days of 2017, but the number had dropped until recently.

Young Girl Sewing (1887) - Wilhelm Hammershoi