Senate Republican blocks unanimous consent on resolution calling targeting cultural sites a war crime

Remember when Bush43’s administration argued for Waterboarding and everyone thought that was the rock bottom for the GOP? Or when all those people critical of Obama’s drone war were totally OK with Trump escalating it again? Well those same people are against calling out war crimes if it makes dear leader look like a war criminal.


The page-long resolution states that “attacks on cultural sites are war crimes.”

Source: Senate Republican blocks unanimous consent on resolution calling targeting cultural sites a war crime | TheHill

Under Donald Trump, drone strikes far exceed Obama’s numbers


“Obama eventually put in place arcane requirements to issue public reports on civilian death tolls (but just in certain military theaters), to limit targets to high-level militants (again, in certain battlefields), and require interagency approval (also only for certain targets).

Trump has peeled back all of those requirements because, well, he can. We now know more than we did about U.S. drone wars when Obama first took office, but less than when he left.”

Trump’s drone war escalation has gone unreported. His blocking of all reporting on it has gone unnoticed. I don’t hear a single thing about this from the concern trolls who cared very deeply about Obama’s drone war. 


Concern Troll Veterans of the Obama Drone Wars still silent as Trump escalates.

“The 2016 executive order was brought in by then-President Barack Obama, who was under pressure to be more transparent.

Since the 9/11 terror attack, drone strikes have been increasingly used against terror and military targets.

The Trump administration said the rule was “superfluous” and distracting.”

In the 2016 election cycle I head so many people talk about Obama’s Drone war and how it would be worse under Hillary and at least Trump would get us out of stupid wars. None of those concern trolls have said a word. And I really doubt they cared about the issue other than as a way to score points in debates with liberals.


concern troll veterans of the drone war

Air Force budget documents show a 63 percent increase in Hellfire purchases in Trump’s 2017 budget and another 20 percent increase in the most recent budget request.

During the election I heard so many people concern trolls warn me about the horrors of the future Clinton administration. The drones they say. The dems used to be against war now they are all about drones.

The drone war was in decline under Obama. And now it’s growing. 

I don’t hear much about this anymore.


Trump Hits Back At ‘Naive’ Intel Chiefs After They Contradict Him At Hearing

This is not normal.

There are five options here: Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats knowingly gave false or misleading information to Congress. This should be investigated and if true, he should step down.

Option two: The Director and National Intelligence and Trump were given or arrived at differing views on the same intelligence. This is less awful but it should be fixed.

Option three: Trump is lying. This is the most likely. There should be an investigation on why he is lying. Was it to purposefully contradict his own staff? Was he put up to it by a third party?

Option four: Trump was never given the correct intelligence. If so, there should be an investigation on why and who is giving him incorrect intel and why that might be.

Option five: Trump failed to comprehend the correct intelligence. If this is true, he is unfit for office.

I can’t see a positive spin here.

“On Tuesday, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said intelligence information does not support the idea that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will eliminate his nuclear weapons.

Trump insisted on Wednesday on Twitter that the relationship with North Korea “is the best it has ever been with the U.S.”

3 Men Accused Of Kansas Mosque Bomb Plot Ask Judge For Pro-Trump Jurors

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Three men accused of plotting to bomb a mosque and apartment complex housing Somali refugees asked a federal judge Friday to include prospective jurors from rural western Kansas because they are twice as likely to have voted for President Donald Trump.
via 3 Men Accused Of Kansas Mosque Bomb Plot Ask Judge For Pro-Trump Jurors

This is terrorism and they think that rural juries will be more sympathetic to it.

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