Jamal Khashoggi, a columnist for the Washington Post and a critic of Saudi Arabia, entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey last week to try to obtain a document certifying he had divorced his ex-wife. He never emerged because he was murdered inside the embassy, according to the Turkish government that says he recorded his death on his Apple Watch.
Senators Bob Corker, Bob Menendez, Lindsey Graham and Patrick Leahy wrote a letter to the White House invoking the Magnitsky Act, triggering an investigation into the journalist’s disappearance; if it is shown that the Saudis murdered the journalist, the US will be forced to impose sanctions and review of its relationship with Saudi Arabia.
Senator Rand Paul said that he will introduce a bill that would cut off military aid to Saudi Arabia until the missing Saudi-born dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi is found safe and well. Paul has made two other attempts in the past to stop the sale of arms to the Saudis.
Kentucky Senator Rand Paul has said he will introduce a bill that would cut off military aid to Saudi Arabia until the missing Saudi-born dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi is found safe and well.
Khashoggi, who writes opinion columns for the Washington Post, was last seen entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last Tuesday and Turkish officials have claimed that he was possibly murdered while inside the building, before being dismembered and then secretly driven away.
Speaking to Fox News, Paul said the incident was “just one more reason” why the United States should be wary of selling arms to Saudi Arabia. “If they have the ability and also the audacity to go into another country and kill a journalist, these aren’t the kind of people maybe that we want to be selling arms to,” he said.
The Kentucky senator said that while there “may not be proof” yet that the Saudis had killed Khashoggi, there is still “enough to indicate that they were involved” in his disappearance.
A woman, 73, who uses a walker, was blocked and harassed when she tried to put out a fire in a trash barrel. She had made a BLM sign to show her support for the group but discovered the hard way that she was dealing with people who had the destruction of America as their goal, not racial justice.
It is possible that Trump may be the preferred candidate of the deep state because he will have far more support of the American people than Biden would when the President declares martial law. That IS the end game of the deep state. Look up the definition of ‘controlled opposition’ and read it twice.
Both the US Surgeon General and the CDC have flip-flopped on this issue but keep returning to the ‘wear-the-mask’ position, perhaps as a psychological measure to convince the sleeping public convinced that the pretended pandemic is real.
All of these actions are unconstitutional, because they are within the jurisdiction of Congress, not the President. However, the government will argue – and the courts will uphold – the idea that the Constitution is suspended in times of national emergency, which is in the power of the President to declare.
Teams now are stopping travelers arriving in the city by train, requiring them to complete a health-status form, and advising that they face fines as high as $10,000 for failing to quarantine. Officials say that the effort relies on voluntary compliance – for now.
In a vote-by-mail system, a large percentage of voters, who otherwise might go to the polls, would not be able to vote. No one knows for sure what will happen to those undeliverable ballots, and it is not paranoia to believe that many of them will be mailed in by unknown partisan activists.
The new law would permit some voters, namely the elderly and those with physical disabilities, to request that someone else fill out and hand in their ballot, a practice Republicans repeatedly decried as illegal “ballot harvesting.”
Columnist Seth Barron says the lawsuit is being used to blame the NRA for the massive 200% increase in shootings, instead of Democrat policies such as releasing prisoners, eliminating bail, restricted police power, and cutting the budget of law enforcement.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has given a broad range of powers to local councils theoretically to contain COVID outbreaks. Among those powers is the demolition of care facilities, businesses and private homes, cars, buses, trains, and airplanes.
The letter demandd that citizens be given the opportunity to refuse restrictions on personal freedom without any penalty being imposed on those who do not wish to use vaccines, contact tracking or any similar tool.
Melbourne police officer says that the police have had to smash their car windows and pull the people out so they could be compelled to identify themselves and prove they were ‘doing the right thing’ by obeying orders from the health agency.
Black Lives Matter protesters, claiming that gentrification by White people has caused destruction of low-income Black communities, sent a letter to local businesses with the alleged goal of increasing diversity but with a more apparent goal of demanding money.
The reality is that there is more crime in minority neighborhoods, more need for police intervention, and more exposure to the possibility of excessive violence. The disintegration of support for police is a crushing blow particularly to those living in black communities where crime rates are soaring.
Ariana Pekary, who worked as a producer on “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell,” quit her job after 7 years with the network and wrote a damning resignation letter, characterizing the cable network as a “cancer” that is dividing Americans, as programming decisions are made according to ratings.
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The US Senate, in a close vote, approved of Trump’s request to sell $110 billion in weapons to Saudi Arabia. Five Democrats whose votes made the weapons deal possible were Senators Bill Nelson, Claire McCaskill, Joe Manchin, Joe Donnelly, and Mark Warner.
When Trump ordered the assassination of General Soleimani, he said he was protecting the US from “imminent attacks” on US facilities and personnel. However, Trump was told that the Iranian general was on his way to Iraq seeking peaceful relations between Iran and Saudi Arabia.