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12 Hours. 4 Syrian Hospitals Bombed. One Culprit: Russia.

Source: nytimes



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7:59Russia Bombed Four Syrian Hospitals. We Have Proof.

The Times obtained thousands of air force recordings, which reveal for the first time that Russia repeatedly bombed hospitals in Syria.CreditCreditMacro Media Center


Oct. 13, 2019 Updated 12:10 p.m. ET


The Russian Air Force has repeatedly bombed hospitals in Syria in order to crush the last pockets of resistance to President Bashar al-Assad, according to an investigation by The New York Times.

An analysis of previously unpublished Russian Air Force radio recordings, plane spotter logs and witness accounts allowed The Times to trace bombings of four hospitals in just 12 hours in May and tie Russian pilots to each one.

The 12-hour period beginning on May 5 represents a small slice of the air war in Syria, but it is a microcosm of Russia’s four-year military intervention in Syria’s civil war. A new front in the conflict opened this week, when Turkish forces crossed the border as part of a campaign against a Kurdish-led militia...............................
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Physicians for Human Rights, an advocacy group that tracks attacks on medical workers in Syria, has documented at least 583 such attacks since 2011, 266 of them since Russia intervened in September 2015. At least 916 medical workers have been killed since 2011................................

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/13/world/middleeast/russia-bombing-syrian-hospitals.html?action=click&module=Top+Stories&pgtype=Homepage





https://twitter.com/evanchill/status/1183397894436478976?s=20

Democrats to offer resolution demanding Trump reverse Syria decision

Source: the hill


By Jordain Carney - 10/13/19 05:13 PM EDT




Congressional Democrats will offer a resolution urging President Trump to reverse his decision to pull back troops from northern Syria, Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said on Sunday.

Schumer told reporters during a press conference in New York that he had spoken with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), and that they would be offering a joint resolution that would touch on Trump's decision and Turkey's military actions in Syria.

"We will be putting on the floor of the Senate and the House ... a joint resolution that urges the president to undo his decision to do everything he can to protect the Kurds, to do everything that we must do to prevent ISIS terrorists from escaping. And make sure that Turkey respects existing agreements related to Syria and with the United States," Schumer said.

Trump's decision to pull back U.S. troops from northern Syria has sparked fierce bipartisan backlash on Capitol Hill, where lawmakers warned it would endanger allies including the Kurds and strengthen the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

Schumer added on Sunday that Democratic leadership believes the resolution will get "strong bipartisan support," adding that Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas), the top Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, was supporting the resolution.

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Read more: https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/465612-democrats-to-offer-resolution-demanding-trump-to-reverse-syria-decision





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Sen. Van Hollen torches Trump's Syria response: 'For God's sakes, what are they waiting for?'

Source: politico




Sen. Chris Van Hollen said senior administration officials “look ridiculous” while U.S.-allied Kurdish fighters are slaughtered as part of the Turkish offensive.


10/13/2019 10:49 AM EDT


Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) admonished President Donald Trump for failing to punish Turkey for its invasion of northern Syria, asserting Sunday that senior administration officials “look ridiculous” while U.S.-allied Kurdish fighters are slaughtered as part of the offensive.

“They're asking Turkey, ‘Oh, please, please stop what you're doing,’” Van Hollen told host Chris Wallace on “Fox News Sunday” of the Trump administration’s response.


“That is nothing. So, that's why you're going to see a strong bipartisan response from the Congress,” he continued.



Van Hollen and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) have emerged as two of the fiercest congressional critics of Trump’s decision last weekend to allow the Turkish military to enter into Syria, where it has engaged the Syrian Kurdish militias that helped American forces quash Islamic State forces in the region.

The senators released a bill Wednesday that threatens a series of economic sanctions against Turkey for its incursion, and Van Hollen claimed Sunday that “momentum is building for the Congress to act” amid the dayslong Turkish assault.

“Congress is going to first call upon the president to do the right thing, but since we can’t count on that, we will have this bipartisan legislation.”

- Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.)

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Read more: https://www.politico.com/news/2019/10/13/van-hollen-trump-syria-turkey-045824





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https://twitter.com/RepAdamSchiff/status/1183419063026016263?s=20




Turkish military vehicle | Burak Kara/Getty Images

By QUINT FORGEY

Raw, angry, uncensored: Welcome to Trump's impeachment-era campaign

Hard to believe that Trumpsters are happy and clapping at this crap.



Raw, angry, uncensored: Welcome to Trump's impeachment-era campaign

The president's latest rallies show a bare-knuckled approach the likes of which voters have never seen before.
Donald Trump
https://www.politico.com/news/2019/10/11/trump-impeachment-campaign-044829



By GABBY ORR

10/11/2019 09:56 PM EDT


LAKE CHARLES, La. — First he claimed the political establishment was rigging the 2016 election against him. Then he accused special counsel Robert Mueller of overseeing an “attempted takeover of the government.” Now President Donald Trump is telling his supporters he’s the victim of a “coup” that House Democrats have disguised as a legitimate impeachment inquiry.

It’s the same warlike strategy Trump has employed throughout his presidency: complain relentlessly about partisan constraints on his power, furiously berate political opponents, and use the victim card to bond with Americans who feel similarly betrayed by the political system. And yet, it’s unlike anything voters have seen before.


The president made it known on Friday, in his second appearance on the campaign trail since Democrats launched their impeachment probe, that he is eager to stoke an already-toxic political environment by being the rawest, angriest and least censored version of himself.


“They’ve been trying to stop us for the past three years with a lot of crap,” he stated matter-of-factly about his Democratic opponents on Capitol Hill.

It was the same version of Trump that voters saw on Thursday when the president rallied in Minneapolis, the liberal hub of a purple state he hopes to pick up next November. In the company of diehard supporters, prospective Trump voters and Minnesotans who simply came for the show, the president unloaded on Joe Biden over his son’s business dealings in Ukraine and China, claiming at one point that the only reason the former vice president landed a spot on the 2008 ticket was because “he understood how to kiss Barack Obama’s ass.”





Far from the only coarse language in his hour-plus speech, Trump jokingly referred to himself as a “son of a bitch” while imitating an intimate conversation between former FBI agent Peter Strzok and lawyer Lisa Page. And he suggested that his campaign print t-shirts emblazoned with the phrase “Where the hell is he?” in reference to Biden’s son Hunter, who has kept a low profile since the Ukraine scandal first broke.


“The radical Democrats’ policies are crazy. Their politics are corrupt. Their candidates are terrible and they know they can’t win on Election Day, so they’re pursuing an illegal … unconstitutional bullshit impeachment,” he said Friday, repeating a line from his rally the previous evening.

The more Trump focused on Biden, the more he repeated disproved claims about his potential 2020 opponent — mocking him for asking cable news executives and major newspapers not to write about the president’s “conspiracy theories” and accusing the Democratic presidential hopeful of enriching his family while “America got robbed.” ...................................





............Off-script, Trump appeared increasingly aggrieved and ready to exact revenge against Democrats who, in recent weeks, have accused him of abusing his power as president and obstructing congressional investigations into his most controversial actions — including asking the Ukrainian leader to dig up dirt on Biden and his son. ............................






President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Sudduth Coliseum on Friday in Lake Charles, Louisiana. | Matt Sullivan/Getty Images

Trump threatens to sue Schiff and Pelosi

Source: the hill





By Justin Wise - 10/13/19 07:15 AM EDT


President Trump on Saturday night lambasted the House Democrats' impeachment inquiry, saying his administration would look into possibly suing Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) over the probe.

"We're going to take a look at it. We're going after these people. These are bad, bad people," Trump said while speaking at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C.

"I actually told my lawyer, I said sue [Schiff] anyway. I said, even if we lose, the American public will understand," Trump said of Schiff, who is helping lead the House's impeachment inquiry.

"And sue Nancy Pelosi, or maybe we should just impeach them, because they’re lying and what they’re doing is a terrible thing for our country."

The U.S. Constitution stipulates that members of Congress cannot be impeached. .................................................

Read more: https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/465556-trump-threatens-to-sue-schiff-and-pelosi



Trump has to be gone. Must be gone from stinking up the Oval Office!


https://twitter.com/HonorDecency/status/1183397818293194755?s=20

https://twitter.com/Arriadna/status/1183345223214206976?s=20


Replying to @thehill
When Trump took office, he had over 3500 active lawsuits. He has been running his failed empire by tying up the courts w/frivolous lawsuits all his life. He had just lost his fraud suit, & the DOJ had to force him to settle, before they would allow him to be sworn in. Stupidity.
Meg (not Megan) McCormick

@megster67
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For what? Doing their jobs?
Robert Cornwell
@rtcornwell
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3h
Replying to
@thehill
Federal Judge: Sorry Mr President, this is a constitutional matter and the congress is the Grand Jury and Judge in this matter.

Trump told former adviser Sebastian Gorka in an interview published in the Daily Caller.....

Trump associates with scum because he IS scum!!



Trump attacks Sessions: A 'total disaster' and 'an embarrassment to the great state of Alabama'



https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/465249-trump-attacks-sessions-a-total-disaster-and-an-embarrassment-to-the
By Tal Axelrod - 10/10/19 02:32 PM EDT



President Trump hammered former Attorney General Jeff Sessions Thursday, calling the tenure of the nation’s former top cop a “total disaster.”

Trump appeared to blame Sessions for failing to protect him from government investigations. Trump also praised his own efforts to defeat the so-called deep state and the “scum” in the upper echelons of the FBI.

“You look at what’s happening over at the Justice Department, now we have a great attorney general. Whereas before that, with Jeff Sessions, it was a disaster. Just a total disaster. He was an embarrassment to the great state of Alabama,” Trump told former adviser Sebastian Gorka in an interview published in the Daily Caller.

“And I put him there because he endorsed me, and he wanted it so badly. And I wish he’d never endorsed me.”

Sessions has been one of Trump’s favorite and most consistent foils, with the president slamming the former Alabama senator for recusing himself from the Justice Department’s investigation into Russia's election meddling. Former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein took the reins from Sessions after his recusal and later appointed former special counsel Robert Mueller, who conducted a two-year probe Trump panned as a “witch hunt.”

“The Russian Witch Hunt Hoax continues, all because Jeff Sessions didn’t tell me he was going to recuse himself...I would have quickly picked someone else. So much time and money wasted, so many lives ruined...and Sessions knew better than most that there was No Collusion!” Trump tweeted in June 2018. ............................

AG Bill Barr: "This is not decay. This is organized destruction. Secularists and their allies have m

OK. which one of you is ORGANIZING THIS "organized destruction"?????????????



https://twitter.com/thehill/status/1182851865203105792?s=20

@thehill
Attorney General Bill Barr: "This is not decay. This is organized destruction. Secularists and their allies have marshaled all the forces of mass communication, popular culture, the entertainment industry, and academia in an unremitting assault on religion & traditional values."

KrisS 🔥Your Vote, Your Voice 🔥 @MplsMe
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Replying to @thehill
These are Dominionist talking points.

This should NEVER be happening...especially in relation to the Attorney General of the United States.

He's just proven he CANNOT be objective.
He also proven HE has his own agenda.




https://twitter.com/mark_novata/status/1183067981326233600?s=20
And it's not for US or Constitution.

It's for HIS god.

Exclusive: Military leader of Syrian Kurds tells US 'you are leaving us to be slaughtered'

Source: CNN




By Barbara Starr and Ryan Browne, Updated 12:06 PM ET, Sat October 12, 2019


(CNN)The commander of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces told a senior US diplomat, "You are leaving us to be slaughtered," demanding to know whether the US is going to do anything to protect Syrian Kurds as Turkey continues its military operation targeting America's Kurdish allies in Syria.

"You have given up on us. You are leaving us to be slaughtered," Gen. Mazloum Kobani Abdi told the Deputy Special Envoy to the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS, William Roebuck, in a meeting Thursday, according to an internal US government readout that has been obtained exclusively by CNN.

"You are not willing to protect the people, but you do not want another force to come and protect us. You have sold us. This is immoral," Mazloum added.

He insisted the US either help stop the Turkish attack or allow the Syrian Democratic Forces to strike a deal with the Assad regime in Damascus and their Russian backers, allowing Russian warplanes to enforce a no-fly zone over northeast Syria, thereby denying Turkey the ability to carry out airstrikes. The US does not want the Kurds turning to the Russians, administration officials say.

"I need to know if you are capable of protecting my people, of stopping these bombs falling on us or not. I need to know, because if you're not, I need to make a deal with Russia and the regime now and invite their planes to protect this region," Mazloum said.........................................

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2019/10/12/politics/syrian-kurds-us-turkey-military-operation/index.html



I imagine our troops over there are feeling VERY helpless --and angry. Just my feeling at the moment.


https://twitter.com/RWPUSA/status/1183050868997922816?s=20

So Ben Shapiro threatened to murder someone today.

Another ugly soulless creature.


So Ben Shapiro threatened to murder someone today.

Shapiro warned that if politicians try to mandate LGBTQ 'indoctrination' in all schools, then he'll "pick up a gun." adding "Beto O'Rourke does not get to raise my child. And if he tries, I will meet him at the door with a gun."

https://twitter.com/TheRealHolli/status/1182864726134386693?s=20

Karen Pence tells women 'don't be afraid to get on knees' for Trump

I shake my head. no words!


https://twitter.com/B52Malmet/status/1182809250701205504?s=20


https://twitter.com/mePaulaThompson/status/1182824810923077632?s=20
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