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Obama expands war on terror

Source: McClatchy Washington Bureau

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced a broader war against the Islamic State, pledging a U.S.-led coalition to destroy the militants "wherever they exist" as he escalated U.S. involvement in an armed conflict he spent years trying to avoid.

He authorized airstrikes inside Syria, though he did not detail his plans in his speech to the nation. He renewed a quest to arm and train Syrian rebels. He escalated the mission of existing U.S. airstrikes inside Iraq, dispatched more troops there, and pledged new aid to allies in the region.

"With a new Iraqi government in place, and following consultations with allies abroad and Congress at home, I can announce that America will lead a broad coalition to roll back this terrorist threat," he said from the White House.

"Our objective is clear: We will degrade, and ultimately destroy, ISIL through a comprehensive and sustained counterterrorism strategy," Obama said of the Islamic State, also known as ISIL or ISIS.

Read more: http://www.fresnobee.com/2014/09/10/4116931/obama-expands-war-on-terror.html?sp=/99/217/&ihp=1

How big a box should we keep FREE SPEECH in?

seems like the first amendment is our favorite freedom to toss out for the silliest, made up excuses.
Isnt that true?
are there other rights and freedoms we would prefer to abolish/ignore first?

bloodthirsty exceptionalists see violence as the solution, not the problem

Im pretty sure that is THE problem, and voters should consider facing it.

NPR is laundering CIA talking points to make you scared of NSA reporting

https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2014/08/12/nprs-dina-temple-raston-passed-cia-funded-nsa-contractor-independent-fear-monger-snowden-reporting/

Godwin is DEAD!

anybody miss it?

Eno responds- "In a world of horrors, why I single out the war crimes of Israel"

http://stopwar.org.uk/news/brian-eno-in-a-world-of-horrors-why-i-single-out-the-crimes-of-israel#.U-CtNPldVa4

Why are such a number of DU'ers so HOT on COLD WAR?

the antipathies being promulgated in advance of the Olympics seemed disproportionate and clumsy in their
timing, anti-homosexual issues aside, the sentiments appeared akin to chopping off a shoplifter's hand.
and this sort of hot blooded militarized response to (questionably derived) things happening within and to foreign countries?
Is that what DU is all about?
WAR?
what happened in the last 14 years?

US Judge rules against California death penalty

Source: Fresno Bee

LOS ANGELES A federal judge ruled California's death penalty unconstitutional Wednesday, writing that lengthy and unpredictable delays have resulted in an arbitrary and unfair capital punishment system.

The decision by U.S. District Judge Cormac J. Carney represents a legal victory for those who want to abolish the death penalty in California and follows a similar ruling that has suspended executions in the state for eight years.

Carney, in a case brought by a death row inmate against the warden of San Quentin state prison, called the death penalty an empty promise that violates the Eighth Amendment's protection against cruel and unusual punishment.

"Inordinate and unpredictable delay has resulted in a death penalty system in which very few of the hundreds of individuals sentenced to death have been, or even will be, executed by the State," wrote Carney, a George W. Bush appointee.

Read more here: http://www.fresnobee.com/2014/07/16/4027206/us-judge-rules-against-california.html?sp=/99/217/&ihp=1#storylink=cpy

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US officer fires gun in clash at pro-Israel rally

Source: Fresno Bee

The officer of the Federal Protective Service fired a weapon during the rally at the Federal Building in Westwood on Sunday, according to a sheriff's statement. The FPS is the security police division of the Department of Homeland Security.

The demonstration, which drew several hundred people, was breaking up when pro-Israel and pro-Palestinian supporters began to clash.

Witnesses said the confrontation included a scuffle between the pro-Israel protesters and men who drove past the protest in a truck displaying a Palestinian flag, KNBC-TV reported (http://bit.ly/1ra6cF3 ).

A man in the truck said the Palestinian flag was ripped away. When the truck's occupants attempted to retrieve the flag, there was a struggle, witnesses said.



Read more: http://www.fresnobee.com/2014/07/14/4023907/federal-officer-fires-weapon-at.html

Ukraine, Iraq and the "Palestinian problem" all at once....

if only we had some say on these vital and bloody hot spots...
Well, if we were involved, the information titty would tell us,
so lets just not go there.
isnt it just horrible what these violent cultures are doing?
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