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Politics

John McCain, The Senate’s Most Influential War Hawk, Is Dead

August 28, 2018 Reason 0

John McCain was born into a military family. He was shot down in Vietnam and held captive for five and a-half years. His fellow prisoners testified that McCain had cooperated with their captors to gain favors. After he was elected to the Senate in 1998 on his image as a hero, he became a war hawk.

Health

Israel Is Carrying Out Warfare Against Gaza by Spraying Crops with Harmful Chemicals

July 12, 2018 Haaretz 0

Israel has been spraying Palestinian crops in Gaza with herbicides to damage the vegetation since 2014.  Officially, the crop dusting is only done on the Israeli side of the border fence, but Palestinian farmers and the Red Cross testified that the damage can be seen deep inside Palestine.  Glyphosate is the main herbicide that is used, which can stay in the soil for months or even years, and may have negative health effects.

Freedom

Chemical Weapons Watchdog Says No Nerve Agents Used in April Attack that Incited US to Bomb Syria and Nearly Started War with Russia

July 11, 2018 JW Williams 2

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) found zero evidence that sarin nerve gas was used in an attack reported by the dubious al-Qaeda-linked White Helmets. The US rained airstrikes on Syria following the disputed event, which nearly led to war with Russia. Trump has authorized $6.6 million to fund the White Helmets.

Kakistocracy

Rand Paul Reveals that Congress Seeks to Give President ‘Unlimited’ Dictatorial Power for War

May 9, 2018 Free Thought Project 3

Rand Paul says that Congress seeks to amend the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) by handing over their power to declare war to the president. Moreover, Congress could only disapprove of war, which turns the Constitution on its head! Even worse, any resolution of disapproval could be vetoed, meaning two thirds of Congress would need to disapprove of a war, rather than a majority to approve of one.

Freedom

Israel: Netanyahu Given Power to Declare War, Bringing US with Him If He Starts New Wars

May 7, 2018 Times of Israel 4

Israel: Parliament passed a law allowing the prime minister and defense minister to decide alone whether the nation will go to war. This puts Netanyahu firmly in the driver’s seat. If Netanyahu declares war, it is certain that the US will back Israel – which means that Netanyahu now can bring America into war. In a video recorded a number of years ago, Netanyahu says that Israel has 80% support from Americans and that America can easily be maneuvered.