Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) attacked Special Envoy on Venezuela Elliott Abrams in a House Foreign Affairs Committee session on Wednesday, accusing him of genocidal culpability for a “massacre” in 1980s El Salvador during which “more than 800 civilians, including children as young as two years old, were brutally murdered by U.S.-trained troops.” Her tirade was suspiciously similar to an article about El Salvador published the previous day by the Qatar-based Al-Jazeera news network.Omar’s monologue can be seen in its entirety below. It should be noted that she smirks a great deal during the exchange, an expression that has been classified by the Left as a hate crime, and she appears to have some difficulty reading the notes that were provided to her: Omar began by getting Abrams’ name wrong, addressing him as “Mr. Adams,” and asking why the House Foreign Affairs Committee should trust his testimony because “in 1991, you pleaded guilty to … [Read more...] about Hayward: Ilhan Omar Uses Soviet Information War Strategy to Attack Elliott Abrams
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Philip Rucker, The Washington Post Published 3:46 pm PST, Saturday, December 22, 2018 Clouds are seen over the White House after President Donald Trump participated in a signing ceremony on Friday. Clouds are seen over the White House after President Donald Trump participated in a signing ceremony on Friday. Photo: Washington Post Photo By Jabin Botsford Photo: Washington Post Photo By Jabin Botsford Image 1 of / 5 Caption Close Image 1 of 5 Clouds are seen over the White House after President Donald Trump participated in a signing ceremony on Friday. Clouds are seen over the White House after President Donald Trump participated in a signing ceremony on Friday. Photo: Washington Post Photo By Jabin Botsford 'A … [Read more...] about ‘A rogue presidency’: The era of containing Trump is over
TomDispatch, ContributorA regular antidote to the mainstream media. The new Islamophobia looks like the old McCarthyism. 10/09/2018 04:30 pm ET By Juan Cole These days, our global political alliances seem to shift with remarkable rapidity, as if we were actually living in George Orwell’s 1984. Are we at war this month with Oceania? Or is it Eastasia? In that novel, the Party is able to erase history, sending old newspaper articles down the Ministry of Truth’s “memory hole” and so ensuring that, in the public mind, the enemy of the moment was always the enemy. Today, there is one constant, though. The Trump administration has made Muslims our enemy of the first order and, in its Islamophobia, is reinforced by an ugly resurgence of fascism in Germany, Italy, Hungary, and other European countries. It’s hard today even to imagine that, in the late 1980s, the rightwing Christian Voice Magazine published a “candidate’s biblical … [Read more...] about How Muslims Became The Enemy
Sections Skip to content Skip to site index Feature Inside Justin Trudeau’s campaign against the American trade war. Credit Photo illustration by Derek Brahney. Source photographs: Andrew Harnik/Associated Press, Mandel Ngan, via Getty Images and istockphoto. Supported by ByGuy Lawson June 9, 2018 The Canadians could see the trouble looming in the summer of 2016. Chrystia Freeland, Canada’s trade minister at the time, found herself, along with millions of Canadians, fixated on the unfolding United States presidential election, and it was becoming impossible to overlook the gathering clouds of protectionism. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton were each casting aspersions upon Nafta as if it were self-evidently a bad deal for American workers, especially for the hollowed-out working and middle classes in the Midwestern states, like Ohio and Michigan, that would decide the election. Incredibly, at least according to Trump, America’s … [Read more...] about First Canada Tried to Charm Trump. Now It’s Fighting Back.