Trump Says Putin ‘Means It’ About Not Meddling in U.S. Elections
Trump sides with Putin against US intelligence agencies. This is not normal.
Syria chemical weapons attack: what we know about deadly air raid
“The pattern of casualties isn’t right for the distribution of materials that you would get if you had a location with toxic materials breached by an airstrike. It’s more consistent with canisters that have distributed [chemical weapons] over a wider population,” Guthrie said.
We can not risk normalizing the use of chemical weapons.
Europe’s Child-Refugee Crisis
Among the 1.3 million people who sought asylum in Europe in 2015 were nearly a hundred thousand unaccompanied children. Most were from Afghanistan and Syria. Thirteen per cent were younger than fourteen years old. The data for 2016 are incomplete, but the situation is comparable. Experts estimate that for every child who claims asylum one enters Europe without seeking legal protection. (The number of unaccompanied minors attempting to enter the United States, most of them from Central America, has also increased dramatically in recent years. President Trump’s executive order on immigration, in addition to barring refugees, targets asylum seekers, many of whom are unaccompanied children.) At an age at which most kids need supervision to complete their homework, these children cross continents alone.
Worth a read.
Kerry Claims U.S. Has Found a Moderate Syrian Rebel
Kerry said that the government’s successful identification of a moderate Syrian rebel was a major victory that should silence critics of the U.S.’s strategy in Iraq and Syria.
Andy Borowitz doing a great job pointing out how mock-worthy the moderate rebel strategy is.
Lindsey Graham: Iraq And Syria ‘Coming Here’ To U.S. Mainland If Obama Doesn’t Go To War
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) warned on Sunday that militants in Iraq and Syria would attack the U.S. mainland if President Barack Obama did not immediately take military action to stop them.
I guess we can assume that all those Republicans that called on Obama to attack ISIS will now rally around the president? Probably not.