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27.10.2018 - 19:44 [ Sequoyah ‏/ Twitter ]

Despite arming genocidal groups in Syria, turning Libya into a sectarian hell with an active slave trade, facilitating fascists into power in Ukraine, arming the Saudi & Israeli regimes, & supporting a coup in Honduras, Obama & Clinton are apparently still „decent people“. Yikes

27.10.2018 - 19:40 [ Sueddeutsche.de ]

Briefbomben in den USA: Hillary Clinton greift Trump an

Die ehemalige Präsidentschaftskandidatin Hillary Clinton hat US-Präsident Trump scharf kritisiert und gibt ihm indirekt eine Mitschuld an den Briefbomben.
Der US-Präsident praktiziere eine rücksichtlose Rhetorik, sagte Clinton. Die Atmosphäre sei unberechenbar und hasserfüllt.
Auch Ex-Präsident Obama äußert sich und wirft Trump und anderen Republikanern Lügen vor.

27.10.2018 - 13:05 [ Donna Brazile / Politico.com ]

Inside Hillary Clinton’s Secret Takeover of the DNC

(2.11.2017) When I was asked to run the Democratic Party after the Russians hacked our emails, I stumbled onto a shocking truth about the Clinton campaign.

27.10.2018 - 12:51 [ Heise.de ]

Wasserman Schultz tritt nach HillaryLeaks als DNC-Chefin zurück …

(25.7.2016) Kurz vor Beginn dieses Parteitages trat Debbie Wasserman Schultz als Vorsitzende des Democratic National Committee (DNC) zurück. Der Grund dafür sind von WikiLeaks öffentlich gemachte E-Mails, die nahe legen, das DNC im Vorwahlkampf nicht (wie es die Statuten eigentlich verlangen) neutral war, sondern sich auf Seiten Clintons geschlagen hatte und für sie arbeitete (vgl. Clinton wählt Swing-State-Gouverneur und Abtreibungsgegner als „Running Mate“). Um Clintons Konkurrenten Bernie Sanders zu schaden, setzte man der Whistleblowerplattform zufolge auch unfaire Mittel ein – darunter auch eine – so WikiLeaks – „bezahlte Trollfabrik“.

27.10.2018 - 12:20 [ thisisInsider.com ]

Whoever sent pipe bombs to a series of Trump critics appears to have spelled John Brennan and Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s names wrong

The package addressed to former CIA Director John Brennan — which Business Insider has seen pictures of — misspelled his name as „Brenan“ and misidentified the TV network he contributes to.
It listed Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida as the sender but spelled her name as „Shultz“ and her home state as „Florids.“

27.10.2018 - 12:10 [ WSWS.org ]

Briefbomben-Wirrwarr zeigt Zustand der US-Politik

Die zehn Pakete waren fast identisch, und als Absender war auf allen die Kongressabgeordnete Debbie Wasserman Schultz aus Florida angegeben, die ehemalige Vorsitzende des Nationalkomitees der Demokraten. Nicht bestätigten Medienberichten vom Donnerstag zufolge könnten die Pakete von Südflorida aus verschickt worden sein, wo Schultz die bekannteste politische Figur der Demokraten ist.

Jedes Paket enthielt eine Rohrbombe der gleichen plumpen Bauart, zum Teil nebst einer Hülle aus weißem Pulver, das offenbar harmlos war. Das FBI hat keine Details über den Auslösemechanismus veröffentlicht. Es bestätigte lediglich, dass kein Draht vorhanden war, um die Bombe zu zünden – was ohnehin offensichtlich war, da mehrere Pakete geöffnet worden waren, ohne dass es eine Explosion gegeben hätte.

25.10.2018 - 06:39 [ New York Times ]

The Danger of Running an Election on Fear

At a fund-raiser in Coral Gables this afternoon, Mrs. Clinton addressed the news of the bombs.

“It’s a time of deep divisions, and we have to do everything we can to bring our country together,” she told a crowd of 200 donors.

But it’s worth noting how she talked about this election just 15 days ago.

“You cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for, what you care about,” she told CNN.

25.10.2018 - 05:59 [ Spiegel.de ]

Clinton über mutmaßliche Paketbomben: „Es ist eine Zeit tiefer Spaltung“

Die Sendung an CNN bestand nach Polizeiangaben aus einer Metallröhre mit Drähten. Zum genauen Inhalt der Sendungen an Obama und Clinton gaben die Behörden hingegen zunächst nichts Genaueres bekannt, die „New York Times“ berichtete von Sprengsätzen.

23.10.2018 - 16:37 [ New York Times ]

Clinton Urges United Europe to Include Russia

(JUNE 3, 2000) Standing under an unforgiving sun in the courtyard of the ninth-century cathedral where Charlemagne is buried and where many Holy Roman emperors and German kings were crowned, Mr. Clinton told an audience of several hundred people that to do otherwise would destroy the vision of an undivided Continent.

Mr. Clinton delivered his speech after he was given the Charlemagne Award, which is given to a world leader who furthers the cause of European unity.

10.10.2018 - 05:49 [ CNN ]

New York Times: Top Trump campaign official requested online manipulation plans from Israeli company

The campaign official, Rick Gates, was ultimately not interested in the company’s work, a person with knowledge of the discussions told the Times.
Special counsel Robert Mueller and his team, who are investigating Russian interference and possible coordination with the Trump campaign in the 2016 presidential election, have obtained copies of the proposals and questioned Psy-Group employees, according to people familiar with those interviews, the Times reports.

10.10.2018 - 05:44 [ Haaretz ]

Mueller Probe: Israeli Firm, Trump Campaign Discussed Smearing Rivals in 2016

According to the report, Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating foreign interference in the 2016 election, is closely examining these contacts. His office, the report said, has interviewed workers from Psy-Group and collected documents from the company’s headquarters in Israel.

10.10.2018 - 05:38 [ New York Times ]

Rick Gates Sought Online Manipulation Plans From Israeli Intelligence Firm for Trump Campaign

A third proposal by the company, Psy-Group, which is staffed by former Israeli intelligence operatives, sketched out a monthslong plan to help Mr. Trump by using social media to help expose or amplify division among rival campaigns and factions. The proposals, part of what Psy-Group called “Project Rome,” used code names to identify the players — Mr. Trump was “Lion” and Mrs. Clinton was “Forest.” Mr. Cruz, who Trump campaign officials feared might lead a revolt over the Republican presidential nomination, was “Bear.”

10.10.2018 - 05:34 [ Middle East Monitor ]

Trump team asked Israel firm to create election smear campaign

Psy-Group has also alleged to have been involved in Israel’s efforts against the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. The Times of Israel reported that these revelations, which came to light in a separate investigation, showed that Psy-Group registered the website outlawbds.com. The site was believed to contain a “blacklist” with photos and email addresses of individuals believed to support BDS, but outlawbds.com has since disappeared from the internet.

13.09.2018 - 13:07 [ John Wight / Medium..com ]

Who will save us from America? A short discourse on the nightmare of US exceptionalism

When it comes to the state of the nation at home, anyone who believes America is a classless society need only spend half an hour walking around Hollywood, acknowledged epicentre of the American Dream, to realise how wrong they are. For not only will they be assured that there is no society more defined by class than US society, they will be left in little doubt that every minute of a every day a fierce class war is raging with up to now only one side taking all the punches and doing all the bleeding.

Not only in Hollywood but all across America the abandonment of the poor, downtrodden and sick to their fate has and continues to be so brutal that its human consequences given new meaning to the words ‘wretched of the earth’. And this wretched constituency of millions — lacking healthcare, decent housing, jobs, and hope — hardly saw their fortunes improve under Obama, despite the soaring rhetoric about hope and change, etc.

01.08.2018 - 22:15 [ Washington Post ]

Assad must go, Obama says

(18.8.2011) As Obama issued his statement, the leaders of France, Germany and Britain joined him in calling on Assad “to face the reality of the complete rejection of his regime by the Syrian people and to step aside.”

Obama had spoken to French President Nicolas Sarkozy, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister David Cameron over the past two weeks to discuss calling for Assad’s resignation and to coordinate steps on sanctions.

01.08.2018 - 22:10 [ Al Jazeera ]

Obama: Gaddafi must leave Libya now

(27.2.2011) Obama’s remarks came in a call on Saturday to Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, sharpening US rhetoric after days of deadly violence – and criticism that Washington was slow to respond.

„When a leader’s only means of staying in power is to use mass violence against his own people, he has lost the legitimacy to rule and needs to do what is right for his country by leaving now,“ the White House said in a statement, summarising their telephone conversation.

15.06.2018 - 14:33 [ Independent.co.uk ]

Damning report condemns FBI’s Comey over handling of Clinton email investigation

„Then-Director Comey … engaged in his own subjective, ad hoc decision making,“ the report written by the inspector general of the Justice Department reads. „In so doing, we found that Comey largely based his decisions on what he believed was in the FBI’s institutional interests and would enable him to continue to effectively lead the FBI as its Director.

15.06.2018 - 14:31 [ NZZ.ch ]

Untersuchung zur E-Mail-Affäre Hillary Clintons: FBI-Direktor Comey handelte ungehorsam

Der frühere FBI-Direktor James Comey hat sich bei der Untersuchung der E-Mail-Affäre Hillary Clintons zwar «unbotmässig» benommen. Er ist «klar und in dramatischer Weise» von lange etablierten Normen abgewichen und hat damit dem Ruf des FBI und des Justizministeriums Schaden zugefügt. Allerdings liegen keine Hinweise vor, dass es für dieses Verhalten ein politisches Motiv gab.