The Electronic Intifada has obtained a complete copy of The Lobby – USA, a four-part undercover investigation by Al Jazeera into Israel’s covert influence campaign in the United States.
American taxpayers have spent $1.46 trillion on wars abroad since September 11, 2001.
The Department of Defense periodically releases a “cost of war” report. The newly released version, obtained by the Federation of American Scientists Secrecy News blog, covers the time from the September 11th terrorist attacks through mid-2017.
The Afghanistan War from 2001 to 2014 and Iraq War from 2003 to 2011 account for the bulk of expenses: more than $1.3 trillion. The continuing presence in Afghanistan and aerial anti-ISIS operations in Iraq and Syria since 2014 have cost a combined $120 billion.
The moron refused to visit a cemetery near Paris to pay respect, along with other world leaders (Merkel, Macron, Trudeau, etc.) to those who died fighting WWI.
The moron couldn’t attend because it was raining!
The moron and his minions said Marine One (the helicopter) couldn’t fly in the rain. Like everything else we hear from the moron, that’s a lie:
Helicopters can fly just fine in the rain, and in conditions way worse than prevailed in Paris on November 10.
Then there’s this:
A Sikorsky Veteran on Marine One in the Rain
More than most, Mr Trump, who has flown Sikorsky aircraft for years, should know his press office is uttering easily disprovable falsehoods in suggesting the aircraft was the cause of his absence from Armistice Day ceremonies.
He couldn’t drive 50 miles. The cemetery was 50 miles away
On Saturday, the White House scrapped the president’s visit to a ceremony for fallen American soldiers at the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery and Memorial in Belleau, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) from Paris, saying rainy conditions made it unsafe to fly there via helicopter as planned. (Bloomberg)
and the moron’s minions say it would have been a 2-1/2 hour drive.
This is the guy who condemns football players for kneeling!
If a football player kneeling during the national anthem is an act of appalling disrespect to the men and women who serve, what is it when the Commander in Chief refuses to go to the cemetery to honor fallen soldiers because of a little rain?
— Julia Ioffe (@juliaioffe) November 10, 2018
Obama was able to fly on Marine One in the rain.
The moron has again threatened to pull funding from California for fighting forest fires.
Iceland’s [a U.K. frozen foods store] Christmas advert has been banned from being broadcast on TV due to its overtly political message.
The frozen food supermarket chain re-used a short animated film made by Greenpeace which details the environmental destruction caused by the manufacture of palm oil.
But Clearcast, the advertising watchdog, has said that the ad is in breach of the 2003 communications act, and will not let it air on TV.
The U.K. is largely controlled by conservatives, btw.
The banned advertisement:
About Clearcast, the organization which called the ad “political” (emphasis mine):
Clearcast is a non-governmental organisation which pre-approves most British television advertising. It came into being on 1 January 2008 and took over the responsibilities of the Broadcast Advertising Clearance Centre. Clearcast is now owned by six UK commercial broadcasters: ITV, ITV Breakfast, Channel 4, Channel Five, British Sky Broadcasting and Turner.
Scorecard: Trump Declares ‘Great Victory,’ But 34 Of His Candidates Lost
In 2018, he held 44 “Make America Great Again” rallies and tweeted endorsements of 83 candidates. In all, 91 Republican candidates got some kind of nod from Trump.
But Trump’s actual success record fell well short of a “complete victory.” Overall, approximately 55 percent of the candidates he endorsed won so far in Tuesday’s voting.
There’s been some talk on the internet about “civil war” (mostly, it appears emanating from the right). Then, too, there’s the ever-increasing wage and wealth inequality. Crowd protests and demonstrations seem to be increasing. Are we destined for a repeat of the 1930s?
The moron is praising himself about being responsible for Republican wins (in the Senate). Here’s a more realistic view (click the date to see the screenshots):
Trump has endorsed 11 Republicans running for Governor, 31 House candidates and 13 Senate candidates and I’ve screenshot every one of them and will let him know every one that loses.
— Ally Maynard (@missmayn) November 7, 2018
Let the investigations and subpoenas begin.