Archiv: turning points


10.10.2019 - 06:52 [ Haaretz ]

Defending Syria Pullout, Trump Says U.S. Should Never Have Been Involved in ‚Stupid‘ Mideast Wars

Trump’s call for ending U.S. military involvement in the Middle East and bringing the troops home was a feature of his presidential campaign, but it flies in the face of many decades of bipartisan American policy, even as the Trump administration and its immediate predecessor have tried to give additional attention to what they see as long-term security threats elsewhere, including from China and Russia.

09.10.2019 - 19:01 [ Donald J. Trump, President of the United States / Twitter ]

Fighting between various groups that has been going on for hundreds of years. USA should never have been in Middle East. Moved our 50 soldiers out. Turkey MUST take over captured ISIS fighters that Europe refused to have returned. The stupid endless wars, for us, are ending!

09.10.2019 - 18:54 [ Daily Mail ]

Furious Donald Trump calls going into the Middle East ‚the worst decision ever made‘ and demands Turkey take responsibility for captured ISIS fighters – opening way for Erdogan’s forces to move into Kurdish Syria

Trump suggested that Republican predecessor George W. Bush, whose military invaded Iraq based on bad intelligence, was responsible for entangling the United States in a regional quagmire that has resulted in more 50,000 American casualties since 2001.

‚We went to war under a false & now disproven premise, WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION. There were NONE! Now we are slowly & carefully bringing our great soldiers & military home. Our focus is on the BIG PICTURE! THE USA IS GREATER THAN EVER BEFORE!‘ he proclaimed.

Trump said that religious clashes in the Middle East will never be resolved by an American military presence.

13.07.2019 - 18:45 [ National Public Radio ]

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on the 2020 Presidential Race and Why We Should Break Up Homeland Security

It’s hard to recall a newly elected freshman representative to Congress who has made a bigger impact than Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Her primary victory for New York’s Fourteenth District seat—as a young woman of color beating out a long-established white male incumbent—was big news, and Ocasio-Cortez has been generating headlines almost daily ever since. Practically the day she took her seat in Congress, Ocasio-Cortez became the hero of the left wing of the Democrats and a favored villain of Fox News and the right.

13.07.2019 - 18:41 [ Washington Post ]

Ocasio-Cortez wants to ax Homeland Security. Some conservatives didn’t want it to begin with.

The usefulness of a Department of Homeland Security, however, wasn’t always taken for granted. President George W. Bush’s administration initially had “zero interest” in creating a new department to protect against terrorism, The Washington Post previously reported. Vice President Richard B. Cheney thought it would needlessly increase the size of government.

“Creating a Cabinet post doesn’t solve the problem,” White House spokesman Ari Fleischer said in March 2002, according to The Post.

13.07.2019 - 18:36 [ Democracy Now ]

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Wants to Dismantle Department of Homeland Security

In an interview with “The New Yorker Radio Hour,” Ocasio-Cortez repeated her call for the abolition of ICE—Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Host David Remnick asked Ocasio-Cortez if she would get rid of the Department of Homeland Security, as well.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: “I think so. I think so. I think we need to undo a lot of the egregious mistakes that the Bush administration did.

13.07.2019 - 18:19 [ C-SPAN / Youtube ]

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: „I believe these women.“ (C-SPAN)

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: „When these women tell me that they were put into a cell and that their sink was not working, and we tested the sink ourselves and the sink was not working, and they were told to drink out of a toilet bowl I believe them. I believe these women.“

13.07.2019 - 18:17 [ NBC New York / Youtube ]

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Testifies on Child Separation, Blasts Republicans | NBC New York

The hearing came as the number of families, children and other migrants entering the U.S. from Mexico has surged above 100,000 monthly since March, overwhelming federal agencies‘ ability to detain them in sanitary conditions and highlighting the issue as the 2020 presidential and congressional campaigns are in their early stages. „This is a manufactured crisis because the cruelty is manufactured. This is a manufactured crisis because there is no need for us to do this. There’s no need for us to overcrowd and to detain and under-resource,“ said Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., one of four high-profile Democratic freshmen who testified.

27.06.2019 - 18:16 [ Ynetnews.com ]

Gantz: September elections irreversable, Netanyahu lying

„Netanyahu pressed the button for the Knesset dissolution and there is no turning back,“ Gantz says in a statement to the media from Tel Aviv. „Netanyahu sees (election) polls and invents lies.“

27.06.2019 - 18:11 [ Haaretz ]

Gaza, Iran, or Is It Hezbollah? Netanyahu Using Intel Warnings to Justify Nixing Election

Anyone speaking to people close to the prime minister and his ministers are hearing panic that stems not just from Benjamin Netanyahu’s vigorous attempt to stop the clock on the new election. On the agenda, they whisper, is a pending security crisis. The evil will come from the Persian Gulf, the Gaza Strip or the northern border, generated by Iran and its proxies. Then the military agenda will soon overwhelm the political one, overshadowing the political parties’ petty considerations.

27.06.2019 - 18:05 [ Times of Israel ]

After comeback announcement, poll gives Barak party 6 seats

TV survey projects center-left and Arab parties would win more seats than right-wing and Orthodox factions, though path to forming government far from clear

27.06.2019 - 18:02 [ Haaretz ]

Netanyahu to Consider Proposal to Cancel Upcoming Israeli Election, Party Says

Speaking this morning with Army Radio, Yuli Edelstein said that Knesset members from many factions approached him to discuss the election. „All the conversation ended with the same line: ‚Wow, what a mistake we made.'“

25.04.2019 - 14:19 [ New York Times ]

Joe Biden Announces 2020 Run for President

Mr. Biden is seen by many Democrats as a trustee of former President Barack Obama’s legacy, perhaps capable of restoring the consensus-seeking liberalism of Mr. Obama’s administration. The former vice president has encouraged that perception, labeling himself to reporters in early April as an “Obama-Biden Democrat” and suggesting that accounts of the left wing’s ascendancy in the party were greatly exaggerated.

07.03.2019 - 15:26 [ CNN ]

Sanders, Harris and Warren defend Ilhan Omar amid controversy over Israel comments

Later Wednesday evening, Warren added herself to the list of candidates defending the freshman congresswoman.
„We have a moral duty to combat hateful ideologies in our own country and around the world — and that includes both anti-Semitism and Islamophobia,“ the Massachusetts Democrat said in a statement.

07.03.2019 - 15:14 [ Newsweek ]

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Defends Ilhan Omar, Asks Where Resolutions Are Condemning Homophobia, Racism, Xenophobia

(5.3.2019) Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has come to the defense of fellow freshman congresswoman Ilhan Omar, who is facing backlash for her comments about Israel—many of which have been deemed anti-Semitic by Republicans and Democrats alike.

07.03.2019 - 14:35 [ New York Times ]

Democrats Put Off Anti-Semitism Resolution After Fierce Backlash

(6.3.2019) The closed-door meeting, the weekly gathering of House Democrats at the Capitol, generally involves discussion of the legislative agenda and political strategy. Instead, according to multiple people present, it turned into a gripe session over the treatment of Ms. Omar by her own party.

01.03.2019 - 10:28 [ Elizabeth Warren, US Senator / Twitter ]

First embracing right-wing extremism. Now manipulating a free press, accepting bribes, and trading government favors. The allegations against Prime Minister Netanyahu are serious and cut to the heart of a functioning democracy.

28.02.2019 - 19:11 [ Haaretz ]

Netanyahu to Be Charged With Bribery Pending Hearing

Mendelblit’s decision comes after three years of investigations, and it marks the first time in Israel’s history that an attorney general announces an indictment for bribery against an incumbent prime minister.

27.02.2019 - 18:05 [ Aubrey Allegretti, reporter and occasional news editor for @SkyNewsPolitics / Twitter ]

NEW: Jeremy Corbyn has just sent a letter to all MPs – including Conservative ones – offering them the chance to talk to a member of his team to get them to back the Labour frontbench amendment. One person who recieved it says: „Haven’t seen him do that before.“

27.02.2019 - 10:16 [ Parliament.co.uk ]

House of Commons: Wednesday 27 February 2019 Order Paper No.258

12.30pm: Urgent Questions, Ministerial Statements (if any)

Up to 20 minutes: Ten Minute Rule Motion: Planning (Affordable Housing and Land
Compensation) (Helen Hayes)

No debate: Supply and Appropriation (Anticipation and Adjustments) (No. 2)
Bill: Second and Third Reading

Until any hour*: Business of the House (Today) (Motion) (*if the 7.00pm Business of the House Motion is agreed to)

Until 7.00pm: UK’s withdrawal from the European Union
(Motion)

27.02.2019 - 09:44 [ Adrian Masters, Political Editor, ITV Cymru Wales / Twitter ]

4/7 Distrust of the leaders of both main parties is expressed in very strong terms. One Labour MP said the leadership under Corbyn is as remote as it was under Blair. One Conservative MP told me Theresa May is the worst Prime Minister we’ve ever had, including Gordon Brown.

27.02.2019 - 09:34 [ Nick Boles, Abgeordneter im britischen House of Commons / Twitter ]

Gratified that the PM has accepted the key proposals in the cross-party Cooper-Letwin Bill. This is a victory for Parliament. We will lay amendments to her motion this afternoon and seek confirmation of her commitments from ministers during tomorrow’s debate.

(26.2.2019)

27.02.2019 - 07:33 [ theSun.co.uk ]

Jeremy Corbyn’s backing for a second Brexit vote sparks fury as FIFTY MPs set to defy Labour leader

Labour chairman Ian Lavery was described as “very angry” as he branded the support for a second referendum “political suicide” – arguing that the move risks shedding votes in the Midlands and northern England.

Shadow Justice Secretary Richard Burgon attacked the leadership for failing to consult the shadow cabinet before announcing the U-turn – asking Mr Corbyn: “Why did we hear about it in the media?”

26.02.2019 - 16:59 [ Spectator.co.uk ]

Jeremy Corbyn’s Brexit betrayal is complete

He has betrayed his party’s own manifesto in the 2017 general election, which promised to respect the outcome of the referendum. He has betrayed his old Labour mentors, most notably his hero Tony Benn, who was the left’s most articulate critic of the EU. And he has betrayed himself. He has betrayed his own longstanding and correct belief that the EU is an illiberal, undemocratic, anti-worker outrage of an institution. Has any politician ever betrayed so many people in such a short space of time?

26.02.2019 - 16:49 [ Express.co.uk ]

Labour’s Brexit BETRAYAL: Corbyn to SUPPORT second EU referendum and back REMAIN

Asked if that stance would put her on the “same side as Jeremy Corbyn”, Ms Thornberry replied: “Yeah. Of course.

“If there’s a choice between a disastrous Tory Brexit or no deal and Remaining, then that is what we will have to do.”

Labour’s 2017 manifesto says the party “accepts the referendum result” and will fight for “a Brexit deal that delivers for all regions and nations of the UK”.

26.02.2019 - 16:48 [ BBC ]

Theresa May offers MPs Brexit delay vote

The prime minister said she will put her withdrawal agreement – including any changes she has agreed with the EU – to a meaningful vote by 12 March.

If that fails, MPs will be offered two separate votes:

One, on the following day, on whether MPs support a no-deal Brexit – so the UK would „only leave without a deal on 29 March if there is explicit consent in the House for that outcome“
If that fails, then MPs will get a vote by 14 March on requesting an extension to the two-year Article 50 negotiation process to delay EU withdrawal beyond 29 March

26.02.2019 - 13:57 [ Zac Goldsmith, Abgeordneter im britischen House of Commons / Twitter ]

But what is supposed to happen afterwards, when people realise with total certainty that their ‘vote’ – the one and only means they have to influence their democracy – is essentially worthless? That political promises have zero value? /3

26.02.2019 - 13:46 [ Brendan Chilton ‏/ Twitter ]

Mark my words- WE IN LABOUR WILL NOT SEE POWER FOR TEN YEARS OR MORE. Yes, the Europhile globalists that dominate the party will be delighted because they can afford another decade of Tory government. For Labour, the Peoples flag is no longer red, its blue with yellow stars.

26.02.2019 - 13:45 [ Brendan Chilton ‏/ Twitter ]

The Europhiles have captured the Labour Party. Labour will now back a second referendum- while the hubris of metropolitan Labour will be comfortably satisfied having totally reneged on a solid manifesto pledge, the country will suffer decades of Tory government. Well done.

26.02.2019 - 13:33 [ Financial Times ]

Europhile MPs rally support for Brexit no-deal amendment

Yvette Cooper, a senior Labour MP, and Sir Oliver Letwin, a senior Conservative MP, have been rallying support for a proposal that would force the government to hand power to parliament if no UK-EU withdrawal deal has been approved by March 13.
Under the proposal, which is set to be tabled as an amendment on Wednesday, the government would be legally obliged to offer MPs the option of requesting an extension in the Article 50 exit process beyond March 29.

26.02.2019 - 13:28 [ John Mann, Abgeordneter im britischen House of Commons / Twitter ]

Most Labour MPs ducking the question, would they support a Labour Brexit or remain in their proposed referendum . Keir Starmer will want to be first to make this crystal clear.

26.02.2019 - 13:21 [ PoliticsHome.com ]

Labour MP tells Jeremy Corbyn: Backing referendum will stop you becoming Prime Minister

Brexit-backing backbencher John Mann said the decision to endorse a so-called „People’s Vote“ would infuriate Leave supporters in the Midlands and north of England.

At a meeting of the Parliamentary Labour Party on Monday evening, the Bassetlaw MP told Mr Corbyn: „This decision will stop you being Prime Minister.“

26.02.2019 - 13:12 [ Trade Unionists Against the EU ‏/ Twitter ]

So a choice between ‚No Brexit‘ and ‚Brexit in Name Only‘. Bad move, Labour. You are risking the support of millions of ordinary voters. Stop trying to undo democracy. Start respecting the referendum result.

26.02.2019 - 13:04 [ Michael Calderbank #GTTO / Twitter ]

Tommy Robinson and Nigel Farage will be licking their lips at the prospect of Labour swimming behind a 2nd referendum/Remain

26.02.2019 - 12:59 [ Leave.EU / Twitter ]

A government committed to postponing Brexit and an opposition now disgracefully backing yet another vote. 17.4 million Brexiteers are politically homeless. The people have been ignored, the betrayal is almost complete.

Help us fight to save Brexit at leave.eu/get-involved

26.02.2019 - 12:50 [ Richard Tice / Twitter ]

Govt ministers openly calling for Brexit “delay” (code for Remain) and Labour backing second referendum. The betrayal is here. The people will not tolerate it….

26.02.2019 - 12:11 [ Michael J. Fell ‏/ Twitter ]

Labour has also said the party will support a cross-party amendment, proposed by Labour’s Yvette Cooper and Tory MP Sir Oliver Letwin, designed to rule out the prospect of a no-deal exit.

BBC News – Labour prepared to back new Brexit referendum

26.02.2019 - 12:01 [ John Rees / Twitter ]

Jeremy Corbyn ‘Like a hostage reading out a ransom note’ according to one MP tells C4 news on second referendum. Yvette Cooper now leader says another. Angela Smith crowing at Corbyn retreat. Step nearer another coup…

26.02.2019 - 11:43 [ talkRADIO ‏/ Twitter ]

Julia: „Jeremy Corbyn is making a terrible, terrible mistake; working class Labour voters in key seats voted to leave.“ @JuliaHB1

26.02.2019 - 11:36 [ Kevin Barron, Abgeordneter im britischen House of Commons / Twitter ]

The Labour manifesto in 2017 clearly stated that we accepted the referendum result. I will be sticking to the promise that I made to my constituents and voting against any attempt to force a second referendum.

26.02.2019 - 11:31 [ Kate Hoey, Abgeordnete im britischen House of Commons / Twitter ]

There is absolutely no way I will vote for a second referendum. The manifesto was clear and I will not support this new Labour position. Nor will millions of Labour supporters @labourleave

26.02.2019 - 11:25 [ Caroline Flint, Abgeordnete im britischen House of Commons / Twitter ]

Labour in danger of overturning an election promise to respect the 2016 Referendum result. We can’t ignore millions of Labour Leave voters. There are Labour MPs like me who will not support a second ref. @jeremycorbyn give us a free vote so Labour MPs can keep their promises

26.02.2019 - 11:22 [ Paul Waugh, BBC Radio 4's The Week In Westminster / Twitter ]

Impassioned speech from @CarolineFlintMP warning that if Lab backs a 2nd referendum „there will never be unity“ in the party.

26.02.2019 - 11:08 [ Spectator.co.uk ]

Sparks fly at Parliamentary Labour Party meeting on second referendum

According to Owen Smith, Corbyn was asked 23 times if in a future referendum he would want Remain to be an option on the ballot paper. Corbyn declined to answer. Matters weren’t helped by a late night vote which meant the meeting came to an abrupt end. However, a briefing note has since been circulated among Labour MPs suggesting Remain would be on the ballot paper in the event of a second referendum.

26.02.2019 - 11:01 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Backing a second referendum could definitively end Jeremy Corbyn’s chances of becoming PM

If Jeremy Corbyn is about to win lots of new friends as a result of his announcement that he could, after all, back another referendum on Brexit, he also risks making a lot of his core voters very unhappy indeed.

26.02.2019 - 10:44 [ LBC.co.uk ]

Emily Thornberry Says Second Referendum Should Be Between PM’s Deal Or Remain

The shadow foreign secretary said Labour’s second referendum bid should be a choice between Theresa May’s Brexit deal or remaining in the EU.

Emily Thornberry added that in the event there was another vote, she would campaign for Remain.

26.02.2019 - 10:40 [ Peter / Twitter ]

Time to dissolve this Tory Party! It grieves me to say that I will be cutting up my card after 45 years of being a Tory supporter! Brexit Party for me now!

26.02.2019 - 10:23 [ ConservativeHome.com ]

If May backs a Brexit extension once, why wouldn’t she do so again? And U-turn on a second referendum too?

But there would be a deeper lesson, and one that is painful to grasp. It is that nothing than May says about her Brexit policy can be trusted. Only yesterday, she was insisting that “an extension to Article 50…doesn’t deliver a decision in parliament”. The words of Gordon Brown to Tony Blair echo in our ears: “there is nothing that you could say to me now that I could ever believe”.