Archiv: Washington (state / city)


15.11.2020 - 00:11 [ CBS News / Youtube ]

Trump supporters gather for „Million MAGA March“

Trump supporters gathered at Freedom Plaza in Washington D.C. Saturday for the „Million MAGA March,“ a rally against the projected Biden-Harris win. CBS News national correspondent Errol Barnett joins CBSN with the latest.

15.11.2020 - 00:02 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Nach der US-Wahl: Trump-Fans protestieren in Washington

Trump selbst ließ sich mit seiner gepanzerten Präsidenten-Limousine an den Demonstranten vorbeifahren und winkte ihnen durchs Fenster zu. Sie empfingen ihn mit lautem Jubel. Der Präsident fuhr anschießend zum Golfen weiter.

04.11.2020 - 20:34 [ Wikipedia ]

Hart InterCivic

Hart InterCivic Inc. is a privately held United States company that provides election technologies and services to government jurisdictions. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Hart products are used by hundreds of jurisdictions nationwide, including counties in Texas, the entire states of Hawaii and Oklahoma, half of Washington and Colorado, and certain counties in Ohio, California, Idaho,[1] Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.[2]

Hart entered the elections industry in 1912, printing ballots for Texas counties.

04.11.2020 - 02:45 [ The Hill ]

Biden scores wins in Maryland, D.C., handful of northeastern states

Biden won the states of Maryland, Delaware, and Massachusetts, picking up 24 Electoral College votes as well as three from Washington, D.C., for a total of 27 from the early pickups.

21.10.2020 - 04:04 [ New York Post ]

Jamal Khashoggi’s fiancée sues Saudi crown prince in US court over his murder

The Saudi court ruled that the killing was not premeditated — though the CIA has previously concluded that the prince personally ordered Khashoggi’s murder.

20.10.2020 - 22:06 [ National Nuclear Security Administration ]

NNSA to conduct aerial radiation measurements over Washington, D.C.

The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) will conduct low-altitude helicopter flights over downtown Washington, D.C. and areas in and around the Nation’s capital beginning on October 19 in preparation for the Presidential Inauguration. The inauguration is scheduled to take place on January 20, 2021.

15.10.2020 - 14:50 [ KBS ]

Nationaler Sicherheitsberater Suh zu Besuch in den USA

Am Donnerstagnachmittag (Ortszeit) ist ein Treffen mit US-Außenminister Mike Pompeo geplant. Die Aufmerksamkeit richtet sich darauf, ob eine von Präsident Moon Jae-in vorgeschlagene Erklärung des Kriegsendes auf der koreanischen Halbinsel und die jüngste Militärparade Nordkoreas thematisiert werden.

23.09.2020 - 03:50 [ Haaretz ]

Gantz Meets Kushner in Washington Discusses Israel’s Military Edge, Additional Peace Deals

Gantz is also expected to meet with U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper and other Pentagon officials in Washington on Tuesday, the Defense Ministry said Monday.

Gantz is also set to discuss international policy vis-à-vis Iran and strategy for stopping its expansion and entrenchment in the Middle East.

20.09.2020 - 22:15 [ i24NEWS English / Twitter ]

#WashingtonDC: Thousands gathered outside the US Supreme Court for the second night in a row to honor the late justice #RuthBaderGinsburg

16.09.2020 - 08:37 [ ABC News / Youtube ]

Historic agreement signed to normalize relations in Israel, UAE and Bahrain

Hosted by President Trump at the White House Tuesday, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain became the third and fourth Arab nations to move toward normalizing relations with Israel.

16.09.2020 - 08:30 [ Tagesschau ]

Israels Abkommen mit VAE und Bahrain: „Es wird Frieden im Nahen Osten geben“

Israel, die Vereinigten Arabischen Emirate und Bahrain haben ein Abkommen unterzeichnet, das Frieden im Nahen Osten bringen soll. Vermittler Trump sprach von einer neuen Ära.

14.09.2020 - 11:09 [ Haaretz ]

Netanyahu Lands in D.C for UAE, Bahrain Deal as Israel Braces for 3-week Lockdown

Netanyahu’s main coalition partners, Defense Minister Benny and Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi, were shunned from the trip

11.09.2020 - 15:44 [ smeggys.co.uk ]

Operation Northwoods

Operation Northwoods was a 1962 plan by the U.S. Department of Defense to stage acts of simulated or real terrorism on US soil and against U.S. interests and then put the blame of these acts on Cuba in order to generate U.S. public support for military action against the Cuban government of Fidel Castro. As part of the U.S. government’s Operation Mongoose anti-Castro initiative, the plan, which was not implemented, called for various false flag actions, including simulated or real state-sponsored acts of terrorism on U.S. and Cuban soil. The plan was proposed by senior U.S. Department of Defense leaders, including the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Lyman Louis Lemnitzer.

11.09.2020 - 15:41 [ New York Times ]

Declassified Papers Show Anti-Castro Ideas Proposed to Kennedy

(19. November 1997)

“We could blow up a US warship in Guantanamo Bay and blame Cuba,“ the memorandum said.

“We could develop a Communist Cuban terror campaign in the Miami area, in other Florida cities and even in Washington,“ it continued. “The terror campaign could be pointed at Cuban refugees seeking haven in the United States. We could sink a boatload of Cubans enroute to Florida (real or simulated).“

The records show that on March 13, 1962, the Joint Chiefs of Staff endorsed these ideas as “suitable for planning purposes.“ No evidence exists that they were carried out.

25.08.2020 - 19:53 [ The Hill ]

Nationals Park to serve as polling site in November

The stadium, which has been closed to baseball fans this season due to the coronavirus, will be one of roughly 80 polling centers in Washington. It joins Capital One Arena — the home of the Washington Capitals and Wizards — which announced it will also be a polling place earlier this month.

09.07.2020 - 06:22 [ The Hill ]

Black Lives Matter, protesters add DC police to lawsuit over clearing of Lafayette Square

The ACLU and other civil rights groups filed a motion adding Police Chief Peter Newsham and other officers to the suit, alleging D.C. officers joined federal law enforcement agents in forcibly clearing the square ahead of President Trump’s photo-op outside of St. John’s Church.

07.07.2020 - 20:28 [ White House ]

Statement from the Press Secretary on the Visit of His Excellency Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, President of the United Mexican States

President Donald J. Trump will welcome President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador of the United Mexican States to the White House on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, as part of their continued partnership on trade, health, and other issues central to regional prosperity and security.

06.07.2020 - 17:03 [ The Globe and Mail ]

Trudeau to skip talks in Washington over possible tariff tension

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is due to meet U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House on Wednesday, on his first trip outside of Mexico since taking office. Lopez Obrador had publicly urged Trudeau to join him in Washington.

06.07.2020 - 16:45 [ Reuters ]

Trudeau won’t attend Washington summit, Mexican president says

President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is due to meet U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House on Wednesday.

27.06.2020 - 09:32 [ theHill.com ]

Trump says he’s staying in Washington over the weekend to maintain ‚law and order‘

The president was scheduled to depart the White House for his Bedminster property later Friday and return to Washington, D.C., on Sunday. His tweet Friday evening was the first explanation he gave as to why the plans were canceled.

23.06.2020 - 08:51 [ theHill.com ]

Protesters try to bring down statue of Andrew Jackson near White House

Protests in Washington, D.C., have remained peaceful for the past couple of weeks, and Monday night marked the first significant clashes between protesters and police since authorities used pepper spray to clear demonstrators from Lafayette Square earlier this month.

22.06.2020 - 09:31 [ theMedialine.org ]

Trump Administration to Hold ‘Decisive’ Meeting on Israeli Annexation

According to Israeli media, the US president will be joined by senior White House adviser Jared Kushner, the architect of the US Middle East peace plan; Secretary of State Mike Pompeo; National Security Adviser Richard O’Brien; lead negotiator Avi Berkowitz; and US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, who will reportedly fly back to Washington on Sunday following tête-à-têtes with Netanyahu and Alternate Prime Minister Benny Gantz.

19.06.2020 - 22:46 [ WUSA9 / Youtube ]

LIVE: Juneteenth Washington DC commemoration rallies

Juneteenth commemorates the freedom for the last of enslaved populations in the remote location of Galveston, Texas — two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed in 1863.

Dozens of planned demonstrations throughout D.C. come in the wake of four weeks of protest over police brutality and George Floyd’s killing. Those coming to rally will mix the joy of the holiday with the passion for change.

We are bringing you live coverage from locations around Washington, D.C.

19.06.2020 - 03:37 [ The Hill ]

IG investigating Air National Guard’s use of recon planes to monitor protests

Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.), who flies RC-26s for the Wisconsin Air National Guard, has said that he flew a pair of night missions this month in Minneapolis in support of local law enforcement.

15.06.2020 - 08:16 [ NBCWashington.com ]

Dr. Fauci Expects Spike in Coronavirus Cases Due to Protests

(08.06.2020)

The percentage of positive coronavirus cases is declining across the D.C. area, but those numbers come amid a new warning from the nation’s top infectious disease expert on protests during the pandemic. News4’s Doreen Gentzler reports.

15.06.2020 - 07:52 [ Washington Post ]

Thousands gather Sunday for prayer and protests in Washington

It was one of the largest faith-based events in the 17 days of protests that have consumed the nation’s capital since George Floyd was killed in Minneapolis police custody in May, and it was the first big public event organized by black clergy. Organizers said that was because of extra caution in the African American community, which has been hit especially hard by the coronavirus pandemic.

12.06.2020 - 05:56 [ theAppeal.org ]

Atlanta’s Mayor Wants $13 Million More For Police. Four Officers Were Just Fired For Using Excessive Force.

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has asked for the budget increase amid ongoing local and national reports of police violence against protesters.

12.06.2020 - 05:51 [ NPR.org ]

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser: ‚Not At All‘ Reconsidering Police Funding

The budget that you put out last month, in fact, calls for increasing funding for the police … Are you reconsidering your position in any way?

Not at all.

07.06.2020 - 17:24 [ The Hill ]

Trump orders National Guard to begin withdrawal from DC

D.C Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) sent a letter to Trump Friday requesting he withdraw all “extraordinary federal law enforcement and military presence,” noting that she had ended the state of emergency in the distinct related to the demonstrations.

07.06.2020 - 12:32 [ New York Times ]

Pentagon Ordered National Guard Helicopters’ Aggressive Response in D.C.

On Monday night, both Mr. McCarthy and the Army’s chief of staff, Gen. James C. McConville, pressed Maj. Gen. William J. Walker, the commanding general of the District of Columbia National Guard, to increase his forces’ presence in the city, according to a senior Defense Department official.

An Army official declined to comment, saying that the investigation was continuing.

06.06.2020 - 22:45 [ CBS News ]

Washington, D.C., expects city’s largest protest since George Floyd’s death

Protests in the wake of George Floyd’s death are continuing for a second weekend, with Washington, D.C., on Saturday expecting to see the city’s largest demonstration since he was killed on Memorial Day in Minneapolis. Demonstrations are taking place across the nation.

Floyd is being honored in a memorial service on Saturday in North Carolina, where he was born.

05.06.2020 - 01:15 [ Politico.com ]

Esper orders hundreds of troops from 82nd Airborne home from D.C. area

He initially ordered them home on Wednesday after a night of more peaceful protests in the nation’s capital, but reversed course later in the day and planned to keep them in the area for another 24 hours after further analysis, the official said.

The second reversal comes as White House aides made clear their irritation with Esper for declaring his opposition to deploying active-duty troops to quash recent unrest just two days after President Donald Trump threatened to do so. Officials say the Defense secretary is on thin ice with the president.

04.06.2020 - 20:05 [ The Hill ]

DC mayor criticizes fencing around White House: ‚That’s the people’s house‘

„Keep in mind, that that’s the people’s house,“ Bowser said during a press conference after workers were seen erecting additional fencing and barriers on the grounds surrounding the White House.

03.06.2020 - 09:52 [ James N. Miller / Washington Post ]

A letter to Defense Secretary Mark Esper

When I joined the Board in early 2014, after leaving government service as Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, I again swore an oath of office, one familiar to you, that includes the commitment to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States . . . and to bear true faith and allegiance to the same.”

You recited that same oath on July 23, 2019, when you were sworn in as Secretary of Defense. On Monday, June 1, 2020, I believe that you violated that oath. Law-abiding protesters just outside the White House were dispersed using tear gas and rubber bullets — not for the sake of safety, but to clear a path for a presidential photo op.

03.06.2020 - 09:47 [ CNN ]

Official resigns from Pentagon advisory board over Esper’s perceived support for clearing protest outside White House

A former top policy official at the Pentagon, James Miller, resigned from his role on the Defense Advisory Board due to what he said was Secretary of Defense Mark Esper’s visible support for law enforcement officers‘ clearing of protesters from Lafayette Square on Monday.

03.06.2020 - 07:25 [ the Hill ]

DC National Guard asks for investigation into use of helicopter to target protesters

„Maj. Gen. William J. Walker, District of Columbia National Guard Commanding General, has directed an investigation into a June 1 low-flying maneuver conducted by one of our rotary aviation assets,“ D.C. National Guard spokeswoman Air Force Lt. Col. Brooke Davis told The Hill in a statement.

„Our highest priority is the safety of our Citizen Soldiers and Airmen who support civil authorities as they perform their duties,” the spokeswoman continued. “This is our home, and we are dedicated to the safety and security of our fellow citizens of the District and their right to safely and peacefully protest.“

03.06.2020 - 03:16 [ The Washington Post ]

James N. Miller, former under secretary of defense for policy, has published his resignation letter from the Defense Science Board

Here it is.

02.06.2020 - 22:02 [ Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Abgeordnete im US Repräsentantenhaus / Twitter ]

CBP is the largest law enforcement agency in the country, & it very well may be one of the most dangerous. They do NOT have oversight. Not even the measures local PDs have. Their culture is toxic, they have 0 accountability,& Congress gave them a blank check. This is dangerous.

02.06.2020 - 21:59 [ the Hill ]

Customs and Border Patrol deploys troops to DC

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) have deployed troops in Washington, D.C., officials announced Monday, as President Trump mobilized the military in the capital city to address the protests over George Floyd’s death.

CBP Acting Commissioner Mark Morgan posted on Twitter that the law enforcement’s personnel has been sent to the National Capital Region “to assist law enforcement partners.”

02.06.2020 - 11:36 [ The Hill ]

Arlington County withdraws police from DC after being ‚put in a compromising position‘

„The County is re-evaluating the agreements that allowed our officers to be put in a compromising position that endangered their health and safety, and that of the people around them, for a purpose not worthy of our mutual aid obligations,” the statement reads.

02.06.2020 - 09:03 [ The New York Times / Twitter ]

A U.S. military helicopter used a „show of force“ maneuver as protesters gathered in Washington, D.C. on Monday night. It’s a tactic often conducted by low-flying jets in combat zones to scare away insurgents.

Correction: We deleted an earlier tweet that misidentified the type of military helicopter pictured using a „show of force“ maneuver. It was a Lakota, not a Black Hawk. A Black Hawk was also seen using the tactic in Washington on Monday.

02.06.2020 - 08:58 [ CryptøManiac101 / Twitter ]

HAPPENING NOW: Blacked out Black Hawk Helicopters low flying throughout Washington DC

(4 hours ago)

02.06.2020 - 08:50 [ Washington Post ]

Live updates: Trump poses for photos at church after police gas, force out peaceful protesters

President Trump on Monday threatened to deploy federal troops if state and city leaders don’t act to quell acts of violence and looting amid the protests over the killing of George Floyd. Moments earlier, just outside the White House, federal authorities used rubber bullets, flash bangs and gas to clear peaceful protesters from the area. Then Trump, who walked across Lafayette Square to St. John’s Church, where a fire was set Sunday evening, held up a Bible and nodded to media cameras and posed for photos.

01.06.2020 - 07:08 [ Fenit Nirappil / Twitter ]

Buildings near White House set ”ablaze — including St. John’s Church, a historic landmark opened in 1816 and attended by every president since James Madison. The basement fire, the cause of which remains unclear, was quickly extinguished.”

31.05.2020 - 13:14 [ Fox News ]

National Guard activated in nearly a dozen states amid unrest over George Floyd death

Governors in nearly a dozen states plus the District of Columbia have now activated the National Guard amid protests and riots that have broken out in response to George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis police custody earlier this week.

States calling for Guard asistance were California, Georgia, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Washington state.

30.05.2020 - 12:43 [ the Hill ]

White House goes on brief lockdown after protest erupts nearby

The White House went into a brief lockdown on Friday evening as protests over the death of George Floyd raged nearby, according to reporters who said they were in the building at the time.

07.05.2020 - 02:31 [ The Hill ]

Senate to attempt to override Trump’s Iran war powers veto Thursday

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announced Wednesday that the chamber will hold a veto override vote at 1:30 p.m. It’s expected to fall short of the two-thirds support needed, effectively ending the attempt to nix Trump’s veto.

06.05.2020 - 14:11 [ Saagar Enjeti, Host of Rising w/ Krystal and Saagar / Twitter ]

After 9/11 we saw how small cadre of well connected neocon ideologues took us into war in Iraq Right now a small group of well connected TrueCon ideologues are orchestrating a similar campaign not to spend more government resources during worst economic crisis since depression

22.04.2020 - 23:30 [ The Hill ]

Sheriff of Washington county with first US coronavirus case refuses to enforce stay-at-home order

The sheriff of a Washington county that was home to the first documented coronavirus case in the U.S. lashed out at Gov. Jay Inslee (D) this week, saying his office is refusing to enforce the governor’s stay-at-home order.

20.04.2020 - 19:04 [ ABC News ]

Residents protest coronavirus stay-at-home orders in 5 states

Protests occurred in Colorado, Illinois, Florida, Tennessee and Washington.

16.04.2020 - 02:27 [ The Star ]

Trump threatens to adjourn U.S. Congress

U.S. President Donald Trump threatened on Wednesday to either force the U.S. Congress to formally adjourn, or return to the Capitol despite the coronavirus pandemic, saying he was frustrated lawmakers were not in Washington to confirm his nominees for federal judgeships and other government positions.

„The current practice of leaving town, while conducting phony pro forma sessions, is a dereliction of duty that the American people cannot afford during this crisis,“ an angry Trump told reporters at his daily White House news conference.

20.02.2020 - 14:34 [ smeggys.co.uk ]

Operation Northwoods

Operation Northwoods was a 1962 plan by the U.S. Department of Defense to stage acts of simulated or real terrorism on US soil and against U.S. interests and then put the blame of these acts on Cuba in order to generate U.S. public support for military action against the Cuban government of Fidel Castro. As part of the U.S. government’s Operation Mongoose anti-Castro initiative, the plan, which was not implemented, called for various false flag actions, including simulated or real state-sponsored acts of terrorism on U.S. and Cuban soil. The plan was proposed by senior U.S. Department of Defense leaders, including the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Lyman Louis Lemnitzer.

25.01.2020 - 16:42 [ Haaretz ]

Lieberman: Netanyahu Heads to Washington to ‚Flee‘ Immunity Discussions

The Yisrael Beiteinu chairman, who according to recent polls could once again be kingmaker and decide the leader of which political bloc would secure the backing of enough lawmakers to become prime minister after Israel’s March 2 election, added that „Instead of driving two-and-a-half kilometers to the Knesset, he [Netanyahu] prefers to fly 9,500 kilometers to Washington.“

Bashing the premier, Lieberman said: „It’s clear that Netanyahu worked very hard to escape [the immunity discussions], and it would be best if he kisses his immunity goodbye before he brings peace to the Middle East.“

25.01.2020 - 07:48 [ Haaretz ]

Pence: Netanyahu, Gantz Accepted Invitation to White House to Discuss Mideast Peace Plan

Israeli officials say that the plan would promise the application of Israeli sovereignty to all existing Jewish settlements in the West Bank, in addition to annexing the Jordan Valley

10.01.2020 - 01:38 [ MoveOn.org ]

LIVE: Community leaders & members of Congress rally in DC to oppose war with Iran. #NoWarWithIran

Video

10.01.2020 - 01:15 [ Bernie Sanders, candidate for President / Twitter ]

My colleagues and I are tired of endless wars. That is why we introduced the No War Against Iran Act. We must learn from our mistakes, not repeat them.

Video

01.01.2020 - 21:29 [ Reuters ]

Secretary of State Pompeo postpones Ukraine trip to focus on Iraq

Pompeo postponed his trip to Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Cyprus “due to the need for the Secretary to be in Washington, D.C., to continue monitoring the ongoing situation in Iraq and ensure the safety and security of Americans in the Middle East,” State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus said in a statement.

26.11.2019 - 17:00 [ CNN ]

White House was briefly on lockdown after aircraft entered restricted airspace

Two US Capitol Police sources said the situation is being classified as an „aircon,“ which is an as yet unidentified incoming aircraft.

15.11.2019 - 06:02 [ North Atlantic Treaty Organization ]

NATO Secretary General participates in meeting of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg participated in a meeting of Foreign Ministers of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS in Washington, D.C. on Thursday (14 November 2019).

Chaired by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the meeting was convened to address the Coalition’s next steps following the death of ISIS leader al-Baghdadi, as well as recent developments in northeast Syria.

13.11.2019 - 07:53 [ New York Times ]

US Troops at Syria Base Say They’ll Keep Pressure on IS

Speaking at a remote base in Syria where the Bradleys arrived last week, he said „our primary way that we do that“ is through working with the U.S. partners, the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces.

The deployment of the mechanized force comes after US troops pulled out from northeastern Syria, making way for a Turkish offensive against Kurdish fighters that began last month. Only several miles away from the base, fighting between Turkish-allied fighters and the SDF was ongoing, …

13.11.2019 - 07:50 [ ORF.at ]

Syrien: USA halten an Bündnis mit Rebellen fest

Die USA halten an ihrer Allianz mit der von der Kurden-Miliz YPG angeführten Syrischen Demokratischen Streitkräfte (SDF) fest. „Es gibt keine Absicht, dass diese Zusammenarbeit beendet wird“, sagte ein hochrangiger Regierungsvertreter.

13.11.2019 - 07:46 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Erdogan bei Trump: Ein schwieriger Gast im Weißen Haus

US-Präsident Trump empfängt heute den türkischen Präsidenten Erdogan. Auch wenn die persönliche Chemie stimmt – die Beziehungen zwischen den beiden NATO-Partnern stecken in einer tiefen Krise.

13.11.2019 - 07:43 [ Bloomberg ]

Erdogan Wants New Era With U.S. on Security Before Meeting Trump

Speaking Tuesday before traveling to Washington, Erdogan said he wants to “start a new era over common security issues” with the U.S. “We are in agreement with Trump to solve problems and develop our ties despite the foggy weather in our relations,” Erdogan told a televised news conference at the airport in Ankara.

31.10.2019 - 01:25 [ antikrieg.com ]

Grayzone Redakteur Max Blumenthal verhaftet: „Diese Anklage ist zu 100% falsch“

Der Herausgeber von Grayzone, Max Blumenthal, wurde aufgrund falscher Anschuldigungen verhaftet, nachdem er über die Gewalt der venezolanischen Opposition außerhalb der Botschaft in Washington berichtet hatte. Er beschreibt den fabrizierten Fall als Teil einer breiter angelegten Kampagne politischer Verfolgung.

28.09.2019 - 11:30 [ Verteidigungsministerium ‏/ Twitter ]

Verbündete und Partner – Verteidigungsministerin Kramp-Karrenbauer @akk trifft ihren US-Amtskollegen @EsperDoD im Pentagon in #Washington. Themen u.a. Afghanistan, NATO/EU-Zusammenarbeit und die Lage am Golf.

(23.09.2019)

28.09.2019 - 11:28 [ Stripes.com ]

In talks with new German defense chief, Esper repeats US demand that Berlin boost military spending

(24.09.2019)

STUTTGART, Germany — When the new U.S. and German defense chiefs held high-level talks in Washington this week, Defense Secretary Mark Esper wasted no time getting to his main point — the dollars and cents of defense spending.

11.09.2019 - 11:31 [ New York Times ]

Declassified Papers Show Anti-Castro Ideas Proposed to Kennedy

(19. November 1997)

“We could blow up a US warship in Guantanamo Bay and blame Cuba,“ the memorandum said.

“We could develop a Communist Cuban terror campaign in the Miami area, in other Florida cities and even in Washington,“ it continued. “The terror campaign could be pointed at Cuban refugees seeking haven in the United States. We could sink a boatload of Cubans enroute to Florida (real or simulated).“

The records show that on March 13, 1962, the Joint Chiefs of Staff endorsed these ideas as “suitable for planning purposes.“ No evidence exists that they were carried out.

11.09.2019 - 11:22 [ smeggys.co.uk ]

Operation Northwoods

Operation Northwoods was a 1962 plan by the U.S. Department of Defense to stage acts of simulated or real terrorism on US soil and against U.S. interests and then put the blame of these acts on Cuba in order to generate U.S. public support for military action against the Cuban government of Fidel Castro. As part of the U.S. government’s Operation Mongoose anti-Castro initiative, the plan, which was not implemented, called for various false flag actions, including simulated or real state-sponsored acts of terrorism on U.S. and Cuban soil. The plan was proposed by senior U.S. Department of Defense leaders, including the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Lyman Louis Lemnitzer.

10.08.2019 - 20:09 [ CNN ]

Top intel official interrupted meeting to urge his deputy to resign

When discussing his attempt to replace Coats with Texas Republican Rep. John Ratcliffe on July 30, the President told reporters that intelligence community needed „somebody like that that’s strong and can really rein it in. As you’ve all learned, the intelligence agencies have run amok. They’ve run amok.“

23.07.2019 - 01:49 [ Bloomberg ]

Army Lets Slip That It’s Conducting Secret Operation Around D.C.

Hall said the operation began early in the fiscal year, which started Oct. 1, and “the duration of the mission is undetermined.”

22.07.2019 - 20:55 [ usnews.com ]

Trump Says U.S. Working With Pakistan to Find Way Out of Afghan War

The Pentagon said Pakistan’s army chief, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, will meet later on Monday with the top American military officer, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph Dunford.

22.07.2019 - 20:51 [ theHill.com ]

Trump says he could win Afghan war in a week but doesn’t ‚want to kill 10 million people‘

The president added that Afghanistan would be “wiped off the face of the earth” in 10 days if he chose to bring a quick end to the nation’s longest war, which he called “ridiculous” and said has helped turn the U.S. into the world’s “policemen.”

“I don’t want to go that route,” Trump said.

02.07.2019 - 17:12 [ Radio Utopie ]

Schwerter zu Pflugscharen-Glockenturm neben Lincoln-Monument in Washington errichtet

(2015) In diesem Jahr haben die Veterans for Peace ihren mobilen Glockenturm „Schwerter zu Pflugscharen“ direkt neben dem Abraham-Lincol-Denkmal in Washington errichtet.

Die Ex-Militärs und Friedensaktivisten senden damit eine öffentlichkeitswirksame Botschaft. Denn sie erweitern das Anliegen des Memorial Day um einen ganz wesentlichen Beitrag, den sie an ihre eigene Bevölkerung und an die Welt senden.

02.07.2019 - 17:08 [ Reuters ]

Trump plans tanks and flyovers at Fourth of July celebration in Washington

President Donald Trump said on Monday that he plans to display battle tanks on Washington’s National Mall as part of a pumped-up Fourth of July celebration that will also feature flyovers by fighter jets and other displays of military prowess.

21.05.2019 - 01:56 [ German Foreign Policy ]

Deutschland im Wirtschaftskrieg (II)

Sämtliche Bauteile, die Infineon in seinen US-Werken herstellt, werden ab sofort nicht mehr an Huawei geliefert. Allerdings legt der Konzern größten Wert auf die Feststellung, der Boykott, den er in den Vereinigten Staaten einhalten müsse, gelte nicht für seine Fabriken außerhalb der USA. Hintergrund ist, dass die Volksrepublik längst der größte Absatzmarkt des Unternehmens ist: Infineon setzt dort 25 Prozent seiner Produkte ab, mehr als in jedem anderen Land einschließlich Deutschlands (15 Prozent). Der Anteil der Vereinigten Staaten am Infineon-Umsatz beläuft sich lediglich auf neun Prozent.

20.05.2019 - 01:06 [ Washington Examiner ]

Trump critic and former CIA chief John Brennan to brief Democrats on Iran

House Democrats have invited former CIA director and frequent Trump critic John Brennan to brief them on the situation in Iran.

Brennan is scheduled to speak at the party’s weekly caucus meeting Tuesday, according to the Associated Press. Wendy Sherman, a former State Department official who helped negotiate the Iran nuclear deal under President Barack Obama, was also invited.

The meeting will take place the same day Trump administration officials will update lawmakers on escalating tensions between the two countries. Democrats will likely attend both briefings.

19.05.2019 - 16:04 [ Camila, producer, presenter @telesurenglish / Twitter ]

Adrienne Pine: We’re exporting our ‚democracy‘ around the world—and of course it’s no democracy: It’s violence, it’s war, it’s murder, it’s capitalism. @AlinaTelesur @adriennepine (2 of 2)

17.05.2019 - 12:57 [ teleSUR ]

US Raid on Venezuela Embassy „A Brutal Act against Int`l Law`: Maduro

Activists had been defending the embassy building since the two governments broke diplomatic relations. However, U.S. authorities and the Venezuelan opposition sought to cut off electricity and water services to the building, as well as prevent food from entering by keeping a siege on the premises daily.

17.05.2019 - 12:41 [ Portal amerika21.de ]

Polizei stürmt Botschaft von Venezuela in Washington

Vier Aktivisten, die sich in den Räumen aufhielten, seien inhaftiert worden. Das Vorgehen der US-Behörden sei ein klarer Verstoß gegen die Wiener Vereinbarung über diplomatische Beziehungen, so Benjamin.

16.05.2019 - 20:41 [ teleSUR ]

United States security forces have broken into the Venezuela embassy in Washington

teleSUR reporter Jorge Gestoso on site outside the embassy says there are security service, federal agents and dozens of D.C. police officers heavily armed at the back entrance of the embassy. According to Gestoso the authorities dressed in military gear took up position in the embassy’s basement where there are no surveillance cameras. This allowed U.S. authorities to make the arrests out of the site of the public and the media.

15.05.2019 - 15:31 [ junge Welt ]

Gesetz des Urwalds

Ausgangspunkt der aktuellen Eskalation ist jedoch die willkürliche Anerkennung eines Oppositionspolitikers als Staatsoberhaupt, ohne dass dieser in dieses Amt gewählt worden wäre. Aus dieser Entscheidung ergibt sich die Logik des Vorgehens der US-Administration. Das sollte auch ein klares Warnsignal für uns hierzulande sein, denn immerhin hat die deutsche Bundesregierung den Herrn Guaidó ebenfalls als »Staatschef« akzeptiert, und bei der für den 28. und 29. Mai in Berlin geplanten Lateinamerika-Konferenz des Auswärtigen Amtes ist Venezuela unerwünscht. Dagegen braucht es klare Kante, auch hierzulande.

11.05.2019 - 14:05 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Trump und der Handelsstreit: Eskalation als Taktik

Denn das Ziel der USA ist ein Handelsabkommen mit China. Aber um das Ziel zu erreichen, setzt die Trump-Administration offenbar auf Eskalation. Beinahe alle Importe aus China könnten bald mit 25 Prozent verzollt werden, heißt es in einer Mitteilung des US-Handelsbeauftragten Robert Lighthizer. Details will dessen Behörde am Montag auf ihrer Homepage bekannt geben. Das heißt nicht, dass am Montag die zusätzlichen Abgaben bereits fällig werden.

11.05.2019 - 01:54 [ New York Times ]

Trump Renews Trade War as China Talks End Without a Deal

Mr. Trump is now moving ahead with plans to impose 25 percent tariffs on all remaining Chinese imports. Those new tariffs could go into effect in a matter of weeks.

In a statement Friday evening, the United States trade representative said Mr. Trump had “ordered us to begin the process of raising tariffs on essentially all remaining imports from China, which are valued at approximately $300 billion.”

10.05.2019 - 17:18 [ investingacad.com ]

European stocks rise from a 6-week low on hopes of trade

European stocks rose on Friday, recovering from a six-week low as investors hope the United States and China can still resolve their trade dispute, even as a planned increase in US tariffs on Chinese imports comes into effect.

10.05.2019 - 17:16 [ CNBC ]

What trade war? China stocks jump after tariff hike

Acknowledging that continued talks on Friday stateside will be „positive,“ Nick Marro, analyst at the Economist Intelligence Unit, said …

10.05.2019 - 08:57 [ Xinhua ]

China deeply regrets U.S. tariff hike, vows countermeasures: Chinese delegation

China will have to take necessary countermeasures, said the delegation, which is currently in Washington for the 11th round of China-U.S. high-level economic and trade consultations.

10.05.2019 - 08:55 [ New York Times ]

Trump Increases China Tariffs as Trade Deal Hangs in the Balance

Mr. Trump’s decision to proceed with the tariff increase came after a pivotal round of trade talks in Washington on Thursday night failed to produce an agreement to forestall the higher levies. The White House said talks would resume again on Friday but it remains uncertain whether the two sides can bridge the differences that have arisen over the past week.

10.05.2019 - 08:51 [ Radio China ]

Liu He für elfte chinesisch-amerikanische Handelskonsultationen in Washington eingetroffen

Das Mitglied des Politbüros des ZK der KP Chinas und stellvertretender Ministerpräsident der Volksrepublik, Liu He, ist am Donnerstag für die elfte Runde der chinesisch-amerikanischen Handelskonsultationen in Washington eingetroffen.

10.05.2019 - 08:47 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Trotz Handelsgesprächen: USA erhöhen Zölle gegen China

Bis zum vergangenen Wochenende sprach vieles für eine Einigung im Handelskonflikt. Dann gab es aber offenbar einen heftigen Streit über Formulierungen in einem Entwurf für ein Abkommen zwischen beiden Seiten. US-Regierungskreisen zufolge hat China bei nahezu allen Punkten einen Rückzieher gemacht. In einer fast 150-seitigen Vorlage habe China systematisch Passagen gestrichen, die zu Kernforderungen der US-Seite gehörten.

08.05.2019 - 15:57 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Handelskonflikt mit USA: Chinas Exporte sinken massiv

All das würde sich weiter verschlimmern, wenn US-Präsident Donald Trump seine Drohung wahr macht und die Sonderzölle auf chinesische Waren von Freitag an von zehn auf 25 Prozent erhöht.
Um das und damit eine weitere Eskalation des Handelskonflikts zu vermeiden, reist eine chinesische Handelsdelegation nach Washington, um Gespräche mit den USA zu führen.

07.05.2019 - 17:55 [ theGuardian.com ]

China confirms vice-premier Liu He will visit US for trade talks

China’s chief trade negotiator will travel to Washington this week, according to the commerce ministry, tempering fears that talks to resolve a protracted trade war between the US and Beijing had been scuppered.

Liu He, a vice-premier, will hold negotiations in Washington on Thursday and Friday, according to the Chinese ministry, which did not elaborate on the agenda.

01.05.2019 - 10:51 [ ANSWER Coalition / Twitter ]

People of conscience who stand against US intervention in Venezuela continue to protect the embassy in Washington, DC

01.05.2019 - 09:45 [ Amerika21.de ]

Versuchter Umsturz in Venezuela gescheitert

Militär folgt Aufruf von Parlamentspräsident Guaidó nicht. Anführer des Putschversuchs flüchtet in Botschaft von Chile

01.05.2019 - 02:38 [ Portal amerika21.de ]

US-Aktivisten schützen Botschaft von Venezuela in Washington

(29.4.2019) Eine Rechtsanwältin unter den Gruppenmitgliedern betonte, dass alle Anwesenden von den Verantwortlichen für das Gebäude, das im Besitz der Regierung Venezuelas ist, eingeladen wurden. Man werde Klage gegen jeden US-Beamten einreichen, der eine „illegale Räumung oder Verhaftungen anordnet oder vollstreckt“.

01.05.2019 - 02:12 [ Paul Craig Roberts / Institute for Political Economy ]

Washington’s Coup Attempt In Venezuela

Perhaps the attempt will serve as a lesson to the Venezuelan government which has sat on its hands and failed to arrest Washington’s agent, Guaido, the self-proclaimed and Washington-proclaimed president of Venezuela.

13.04.2019 - 10:51 [ New York Times ]

Declassified Papers Show Anti-Castro Ideas Proposed to Kennedy

(19. November 1997)

“We could blow up a US warship in Guantanamo Bay and blame Cuba,“ the memorandum said.

“We could develop a Communist Cuban terror campaign in the Miami area, in other Florida cities and even in Washington,“ it continued. “The terror campaign could be pointed at Cuban refugees seeking haven in the United States. We could sink a boatload of Cubans enroute to Florida (real or simulated).“

The records show that on March 13, 1962, the Joint Chiefs of Staff endorsed these ideas as “suitable for planning purposes.“ No evidence exists that they were carried out.

13.04.2019 - 10:48 [ smeggys.co.uk ]

Operation Northwoods

Operation Northwoods was a 1962 plan by the U.S. Department of Defense to stage acts of simulated or real terrorism on US soil and against U.S. interests and then put the blame of these acts on Cuba in order to generate U.S. public support for military action against the Cuban government of Fidel Castro. As part of the U.S. government’s Operation Mongoose anti-Castro initiative, the plan, which was not implemented, called for various false flag actions, including simulated or real state-sponsored acts of terrorism on U.S. and Cuban soil. The plan was proposed by senior U.S. Department of Defense leaders, including the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Lyman Louis Lemnitzer.

12.03.2019 - 18:05 [ IfNotNow / Twitter ]

In two weeks Netanyahu will be in Washington, meeting with Trump and giving the keynote speech at @AIPAC. As American Jews we must be clear: when Netanyahu claims to speak for the Jewish people, he is a liar, because he does not speak for us #NotMyJudaism

09.03.2019 - 10:56 [ ORF.at ]

Trump empfängt Brasiliens Staatschef Bolsonaro am 19. März

Die anhaltende Staatskrise in Venezuela soll ebenso Thema sein. Bolsonaro und Trump liegen in vielen Fragen auf einer Linie. Beide sind scharfe Kritiker der linken Regierungen in Kuba und Nicaragua und dringen auf einen Machtwechsel in Venezuela.

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.

12.02.2019 - 16:33 [ Cato Institute ]

A Guide to Saudi Arabia’s Influence in Washington

(6.12.2018) The United States has long pursued a generally pro-Saudi policy in the Middle East, a legacy of the Cold War when the United States relied heavily on the Saudis to push back against Soviet influence. Saudi Arabia’s geopolitical importance-and its position as the world’s swing producer of oil-has often led U.S. policymakers to minimize criticism of Saudi Arabia. Even as fifteen of the nineteen 9/11 hijackers were shown to be Saudi citizens, for example, the George W. Bush administration pushed to maintain the close U.S.-Saudi relationship while privately criticizing Saudi support for religious extremism. The Trump administration, however, has taken the United States’ selective vision on Saudi Arabia to new extremes.

12.02.2019 - 16:30 [ New York Times ]

Saudis and Extremism: ‘Both the Arsonists and the Firefighters’

(25.August 2016) Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump do not agree on much, but Saudi Arabia may be an exception. She has deplored Saudi Arabia’s support for “radical schools and mosques around the world that have set too many young people on a path towards extremism.” He has called the Saudis “the world’s biggest funders of terrorism.”

07.02.2019 - 09:11 [ US State Department ]

Statement by Ministers of the Global Coalition To Defeat ISIS/DAESH

9. In 2019, the Coalition expects to concentrate on implementing the Working Group action plans. With the conventional military effort against ISIS in Syria nearing culmination and shifting to a supporting rather than a central role, the Coalition members will open a discussion to plan the next phase of the campaign. This could involve an effort to counter ISIS’s reversion to insurgency in Syria and Iraq. It could also include, addressing ISIS’s trans-border networks, branches, and affiliates, which continue to present a significant, and in some cases, growing threat to the members of our Coalition as highlighted by the June 2018 Coalition meeting of Political Directors with a focus on Africa held in Skhirate, Morocco. In particular, the Coalition should remain united in its efforts to undermine ISIS’s brand by rolling back its access to the information space as a tool to spread its toxic ideology and propaganda. The Coalition is determined to increase the pressure to disrupt ISIS’s trans-regional network through increased information sharing and complementary efforts in counter-finance, strategic communication, law enforcement, the justice sector, and security for our homelands. Coalition Working Groups and members will strive to ensure that our goals are met across the broader diplomatic and counterterrorism ecosystem, and does not seek to duplicate existing mechanisms and lines of effort. The Coalition has gathered unique experience and information while fighting ISIS in Iraq and Syria that can be of value to other international organizations and groupings combating terrorism.

10. We are gratified by the momentum collectively generated by the Coalition and its partners and once again express our determination to deliver ISIS an enduring defeat. Our joint engagement in Iraq and Syria will continue. We recognize the need for sustained coordination and consultation of the Coalition across all its lines of efforts and especially in the Core. The four Working Groups of the Coalition – Foreign Terrorist Fighters, Counter-ISIS Financing, Communications, and Stabilization – are essential, and we remain dedicated to their continued progress. With this in mind, we look forward to the Political Directors’ meeting in late spring and the regular meeting of the Coalition Working Groups in the year ahead.

07.02.2019 - 09:10 [ Ruptly ]

LIVE: Trump delivers remarks to ministers as part of ‘Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS’

US President Donald Trump is delivering remarks at the State Department in Washington DC on Wednesday, February 6 at a meeting with foreign ministers whose countries are part of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS. The 79-member coalition is expected to discuss the future of campaigns in Iraq and Syria, which will focus on safeguarding against a resurgence of the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) through stabilisation and security assistance.

07.02.2019 - 09:01 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Trump bei Anti-IS-Koalition: „Nur noch Überreste – aber gefährliche“

Trump sprach bei einem Treffen der Außenminister der Internationalen Koalition im Kampf gegen den IS, der oft auch als ISIS abgekürzt wird. Der Koalition gehören 79 Mitglieder an – darunter die EU-Staaten, die USA, die Türkei und viele arabische Länder.

07.02.2019 - 08:59 [ TEAM ABABU. ‏/ Twitter ]

CAS @AbabuNamwamba arrived in Washington DC last evening to lead the Kenyan delegation to the Meeting of Ministers of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS, hosted by US Secretary of State Hon Mike Pompeo at the State Department.

07.02.2019 - 08:47 [ Ambassador Sung Kim ‏/ Twitter ]

We are proud to partner with the Philippines and other members of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS. Multinational collaboration and information-sharing has allowed us to disrupt potential attacks worldwide and diminish ISIS’s online influence.

07.02.2019 - 08:43 [ Margot Wallström,Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden / Twitter ]

Discussing peace & stabilisation of liberated areas in Iraq and Syria with leaders at the global coalition to defeat ISIS meeting in Washington DC. Root causes that enabled Daesh should be addressed and their reach and impact on social media must be countered.

07.02.2019 - 08:40 [ Globalnews.ca ]

Anti-ISIS coalition holds meeting in Washington

A meeting of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS met in Washington to focus on what happens once the U.S. withdraws its troops from Syria. Jackson Proskow reports.

06.02.2019 - 06:30 [ ORF.at ]

Anti-IS-Koalition tagt in Washington

Deutschlands Außenminister Heiko Maas sagte vor seinem Abflug nach Washington: „In Syrien haben wir noch keine Klarheit darüber, wie nach dem angekündigten Abzug der US-Truppen ein Vakuum vermieden werden kann, damit nicht alte Konflikte erneut eskalieren und (der) IS wieder Fuß fassen kann.“

26.01.2019 - 01:45 [ Granma ]

Maskenball in der OAS

Große Ehre für Caracas: Die am Donnerstag in Washington – wo sonst – tagende OAS verabschiedete ein Kommuniqué, um Venezuela aus dieser in Verruf geratenen Institution auszuschließen. Anscheinend hatte man vergessen, dass die bolivarische Nation bereits im April 2017 beantragt hatte, aus Gründen der Ethik und Souveränität die OAS zu verlassen.

23.01.2019 - 22:57 [ Jason Ditz / antikrieg.com ]

Maduro kritisiert die USA nach Pences Ansprache an die Bevölkerung Venezuelas

Pences Kommentare sollen Guiado eindeutig eine weitere amerikanische Unterstützung geben. Wie sehr sie tatsächlich in Venezuela wirken werden, ist natürlich unklar, da Pence seine Rede komplett auf Englisch hielt und dabei ein paar spanische Wörter wie „hola“ einstreute.

20.01.2019 - 06:41 [ New York Times ]

Trump Offers Temporary Protections for ‘Dreamers’ in Exchange for Wall Funding

But the proposal, which Mr. Trump unveiled in a 13-minute address from the White House, appeared dead on arrival in the Capitol. Speaker Nancy Pelosi rejected it even before Mr. Trump spoke, and Senator Chuck Schumer, the Democratic leader, denounced the offer as “not a compromise but more hostage taking.”

With the shutdown entering its fifth week and polls showing a majority of the public blaming Mr. Trump, the president’s advisers have been searching for an exit strategy.

18.01.2019 - 22:53 [ The Republic ]

Cyprus: US to lift Cyprus arms embargo in security boost

The U.S. Geological Survey estimates that there are 122 trillion cubic feet of gas in the east Mediterranean, with just over a quarter of that amount discovered in waters of Egypt, Israel and Cyprus. Offshore exploratory drilling continues along with talks on how to deliver that gas to European markets and beyond, either through onshore gas processing facilities or via pipelines.

18.01.2019 - 21:13 [ BBC ]

North Korea’s Kim Yong-chol meets Mike Pompeo in Washington

One of North Korea’s top negotiators is in Washington to meet US officials ahead of a possible second summit between the two countries‘ leaders.

Kim Yong-chol is meeting Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and could hold talks with President Donald Trump at the White House later, US media say.

18.01.2019 - 02:05 [ KBS ]

Südkoreas Geheimdienstchef besuchte am Wochenende Washington

Suh sprach offenbar mit CIA-Chefin Gina Haspel und tauschte Informationen über die Bewegungen in Nordkorea aus, um die Verhandlungen über die Denuklearisierung zwischen Nordkorea und den USA voranzubringen.

17.01.2019 - 00:35 [ KBS ]

Kim Jong-uns Unterhändler besucht voraussichtlich morgen Washington

Wie der KBS-Korrespondent in Peking am Mittwochvormittag berichtete, hätten drei ranghohe nordkoreanische Politiker, darunter der Vizechef der Arbeiterpartei Kim Yong-chol und Vizeaußenministerin Choe Son-hui für 18.25 Uhr am Donnerstag Flüge von Peking nach Washington mit United Airline gebucht.

02.01.2019 - 17:03 [ ForeignPolicy.com ]

The Pentagon Ups the Ante in Syria Fight

(30. März 2015) Also in Jordan is a U.S.-led multinational effort named Operation Gallant Phoenix, aimed at tracking the foreign fighter flow into Iraq and Syria. Begun as an initiative under Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), which controls the military’s most elite special operations units, and JSOC’s higher administrative headquarters, U.S. Special Operations Command, it has expanded to include participation by U.S. Central Command and U.S. European Command, said the senior special operations officer. Although sometimes referred to as the “foreign fighter task force,” Gallant Phoenix doesn’t have troops of its own to send out on raids or direct assaults and instead passes on the information it receives to allied countries.

02.01.2019 - 16:31 [ Nick Turse, TomDispatch / Truthout.org ]

America’s Black-Ops Blackout: Unraveling the Secrets of the Military’s Secret Military

(7. Januar 2014) As Special Operations Command chief Admiral William McRaven put it in SOCOM 2020, his blueprint for the future, it has ambitious aspirations to create “a Global SOF network of like-minded interagency allies and partners.” In other words, in that future now only six years off, it wants to be everywhere.

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While Congressional pushback has thus far thwarted Admiral McRaven’s efforts to create a SOCOM satellite headquarters for the more than 300 special operators working in Washington, D.C. (at the cost of $10 million annually), the command has nonetheless stationed support teams and liaisons all over the capital in a bid to embed itself ever more deeply inside the Beltway. “I have folks in every agency here in Washington, D.C. — from the CIA, to the FBI, to the National Security Agency, to the National Geospatial Agency, to the Defense Intelligence Agency,” McRaven said during a panel discussion at Washington’s Wilson Center in 2013. Referring to the acronyms of the many agencies with which SOCOM has forged ties, McRaven continued: “If there are three letters, and in some cases four, I have a person there.“

02.01.2019 - 16:12 [ theAtlantic.com ]

Obama Gives Commanders Wide Berth for Secret Warfare

(25. Mai 2010) Gen. Stanley McChrystal, at the time the director of operations for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, advised President Obama to allow combatant commanders more latitude to combat terrorism using task forces. Coming from McChrystal, it was a surprising endorsement of a policy that would shift responsibility for unconventional warfare from JSOC, which he had commanded, to the combatant commanders.

02.01.2019 - 15:58 [ New York Times ]

U.S. Is Said to Expand Secret Actions in Mideast

(24. Mai 2010) The order, which an official said was drafted in close coordination with Adm. Eric T. Olson, the officer in charge of the United States Special Operations Command, calls for clandestine activities that “cannot or will not be accomplished” by conventional military operations or “interagency activities,” a reference to American spy agencies.

While the C.I.A. and the Pentagon have often been at odds over expansion of clandestine military activity, most recently over intelligence gathering by Pentagon contractors in Pakistan and Afghanistan, there does not appear to have been a significant dispute over the September order.

A spokesman for the C.I.A. declined to confirm the existence of General Petraeus’s order, but said that the spy agency and the Pentagon had a “close relationship” and generally coordinate operations in the field.

02.01.2019 - 15:46 [ theAtlantic.com ]

The Special Ops Command That’s Displacing The CIA

(1. Dezember 2009) The military at large has also felt the growing influence of JSOC. Indeed, General Stanley McChrystal, now the top military commander in Afghanistan, led JSOC from 2003 to 2008. McChrystal’s extensive special operations in Iraq, credited as crucial in the country’s stabilization, earned both him and JSOC wide support in the military and in Washington. In his high-powered role in Afghanistan, McChrystal is increasingly turning to his old command. Spencer Ackerman reports that JSOC’s current leadership is „playing a large and previously unreported role in shaping the Obama administration’s Afghanistan and Pakistan strategy.“ That new influence includes strategic decision-making and direct involvement in the more traditional warfare conducted by the conventional military. Ackerman writes:

„In his Afghanistan review, McChrystal said that a key goal for him would be to increase coordination between his NATO command and the independent command of JSOC, which suggested that the dichotomy between using Special Operations Forces for counterterrorism and conventional forces for counterinsurgency was eroding.“

02.01.2019 - 15:17 [ FOCUS Online TopNews ‏/ Twitter ]

US-Politik im News-Ticker – „Totale Pleite“: Trump schießt auf Twitter gegen Vier-Sterne-General

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02.01.2019 - 12:47 [ BILD Politik / Twitter ]

„großes und dämliches Maul“ – Trump wettert gegen Vier-Sterne-General

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02.01.2019 - 12:43 [ Radio Utopie ]

Die Hersh-Bombe

(3.Juli 2008) Nun ist aber innerhalb des US-Militärs und in den Fluren von Washington bekannt geworden, dass ausser den CIA-geführten Einheiten auch hochgeheime Spezialkommandos des US-Militärs vom „Joint Special Operations Command“ (JSOC) auf direkten Befehl von Präsident Bush und unter direkter Kontrolle von US-Vize Dick Cheney im Iran operieren.

Diese Einsätze wurden in den letzten Monaten massiv ausgeweitet und erfolgten ohne Wissen, Zustimmung oder Kooperation von Kongress, US-Zentralkommando CENTCOM und sogar US-Verteidigungsminister Robert Gates.

Hintergrund ist die Rechtsauffassung des Weissen Hauses, dass nur für Einsätze der CIA das Parlament hinzugezogen werden muss, nicht aber für Einsätze des Militärs.

Erläuterung:

Dazu muss man die Struktur des US-Militärs kennen. Die Befehlskette geht vom Präsidenten, dem Vizepräsidenten, dem US-Verteidigungsminister im Pentagon über die Kontinentalkommandos zu den Oberkommandierenden in den einzelnen Ländern, wie z.B. in Irak oder Afghanistan.
Der „Joint Chiefs of Staff“, der „Vereinigte Generalstab“ hat operativ nichts zu melden.

Die US-Kontinentalkommandos haben sich quasi als „Verantwortungsbereiche“ den Planeten aufgeteilt. NORTHCOM für Nordamerika, SOUTHCOM für Südamerika, CENTCOM für den arabischen Raum mit den Kriegszonen Afghanistan und Irak, EUCOM für Europa, Russland und Nordpolregion und das neue AFRICOM für Afrika und PACOM für China, Indien, die Antarktis und den gesamten Pazifik.
Neben den Kontinentalkommandos gibt es aber noch andere, weltweit tätige Kommandoabteilungen des Pentagon, für strategische (also atomare) Kriegführung sowie aus dem Weltraum (STRATCOM), für Transport (TRANSCOM) und Versorgung (JFCOM).

Diese sind den Kontinentalkommandos gleichgestellt.

Ausserdem gibt es da noch das „U.S. Special Operations Command“ (SOCOM), dessen Einsatzgebiet nicht definiert ist und weltweit operiert. Ein klassischer Fall von oben organisierter Kompetenzüberschneidung im US-Militär um Rudelkämpfe hochzuhalten, Spannungen zu erzeugen und um Konkurrenzdruck zu erzeugen, was dann von der Hierarchie zu eigenen Zwecken umgemünzt werden kann.

Ein Unterkommando des SOCOM ist das „Joint Special Operations Command“ (JSOC), welches die Spezialeinheiten des Weissen Hauses führte um die es hier geht.
Bereits 2005 gab es Berichte über ein geheimes Unterprogramm im JSOC namens „Power Geyser“. Darin sollen Spezialagenten in unmittelbarer Umgebung des US-Präsidenten, des Vizepräsidenten und der Führungsebene des Kongresses zu derem Schutz eingesetzt worden sein.
Also Agenten in unmittelbarer Nähe und in unmittelbarer Kommunikation mit den mächtigsten offiziellen Amtspersonen der Welt. Eine ideale Voraussetzung um später mit diesen Agenten die Militärhierarchie zu umgehen.

02.01.2019 - 12:37 [ Seymour Hersh / New Yorker ]

Preparing the Battlefield

(Juli 2008) The covert operations set forth in the Finding essentially run parallel to those of a secret military task force, now operating in Iran, that is under the control of JSOC. Under the Bush Administration’s interpretation of the law, clandestine military activities, unlike covert C.I.A. operations, do not need to be depicted in a Finding, because the President has a constitutional right to command combat forces in the field without congressional interference. But the borders between operations are not always clear: in Iran, C.I.A. agents and regional assets have the language skills and the local knowledge to make contacts for the JSOC operatives, and have been working with them to direct personnel, matériel, and money into Iran from an obscure base in western Afghanistan. As a result, Congress has been given only a partial view of how the money it authorized may be used. One of JSOC’s task-force missions, the pursuit of “high-value targets,” was not directly addressed in the Finding. There is a growing realization among some legislators that the Bush Administration, in recent years, has conflated what is an intelligence operation and what is a military one in order to avoid fully informing Congress about what it is doing.

02.01.2019 - 12:24 [ New York Times ]

Commandos See Duty on U.S. Soil In Role Redefined by Terror Fight

(23. Januar 2005) As part of the extraordinary army of 13,000 troops, police officers and federal agents marshaled to secure the inauguration, these elite forces were poised to act under a 1997 program that was updated and enhanced after the Sept. 11 attacks, but nonetheless departs from how the military has historically been used on American soil.

These commandos, operating under a secret counterterrorism program code-named Power Geyser, were mentioned publicly for the first time this week on a Web site for a new book, „Code Names: Deciphering U.S. Military Plans, Programs and Operation in the 9/11 World,“ (Steerforth Press). The book was written by William M. Arkin, a former intelligence analyst for the Army.

The precise number of these Special Operations forces in Washington this week is highly classified, but military officials say the number is very small. The special-missions units belong to the Joint Special Operations Command, a secretive command based at Fort Bragg, N.C., whose elements include the Army unit Delta Force.

14.12.2018 - 02:57 [ Reuters ]

Russia, China abstain on U.N. Central Africa vote, unhappy with France

Earlier on Thursday the Trump administration unveiled its strategy for Africa, which national security adviser John Bolton said aimed to counter economic and political influence of China and Russia on the continent.

06.12.2018 - 16:05 [ Sudan Tribune ]

Sudan, U.S. discuss military cooperation

The Commander of the U.S. Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa James Craig has praised Sudan’s efforts to achieve regional security and stability.

Sudanese Army’s Chief of General Staff Kamal Abdel-Marouf on Tuesday met with Craig in the presence of the military attaché at the U.S. embassy in Khartoum Adam Cordish.

24.11.2018 - 14:11 [ Ian Birrel, foreign reporter / Twitter ]

Hard to avoid! They were talking loudly at next table while I was trying to catch up on emails

(14.8.2018)

24.11.2018 - 14:08 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

The EU does not want a deal. This anti-democratic empire wants to crush Brexit

Fact not fantasy, as journalist Ian Birrell told the BBC back in the summer.

At the time, we might have been wondering if what we heard was merely the wishful fantasising of overzealous Remainers. The current deal shows that it was indeed a real Le Carré moment, a secret conversation about high political games.

20.11.2018 - 04:53 [ Aussenministerium der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika ]

Special Representative Biegun To Meet With Republic of Korea Special Representative for Korean Peninsula Peace and Security Affairs Lee Do-hoon

U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun will meet with Republic of Korea Special Representative for Korean Peninsula Peace and Security Affairs Lee Do-hoon in Washington on Tuesday, November 20, to further strengthen our close coordination on efforts to achieve our shared goal of final, fully verified denuclearization.

18.11.2018 - 19:20 [ Yonhap ]

Seoul, Washington to launch working group on N. Korea this week: sources

Lee, special representative for Korean Peninsula peace and security affairs, will be in Washington from Monday to Wednesday. According to the sources, Lee will be joined by officials from the unification ministry and the presidential office of Cheong Wa Dae who will be part of the working group.

16.11.2018 - 02:38 [ PressTV ]

US discusses plan to create ‘Arab NATO’ with Qatar

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets with Qatari Defense Minister Khalid al-Attiyah in Washington over a US plan to create a NATO-like Arab military alliance as Washington pushes for an end to a diplomatic rift between Doha an a Saudi-led quartet in favor of an alliance against Iran.

02.11.2018 - 06:25 [ Spiegel.de ]

Merkel-Nachfolge: Was Washington von Merz, Spahn und AKK hält

„Wer kommt da jetzt?“, ist deshalb eine Frage, die in diesen Tagen häufig von US-Regierungsvertretern und Mitarbeitern in den Think Tanks gestellt wird. Friedrich Merz, Jens Spahn oder Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer wollen Merkel im Parteivorsitz beerben – und damit vielleicht auch bald im Kanzleramt.

31.10.2018 - 05:33 [ Vox.com ]

The incredibly shoddy plot to smear Robert Mueller, explained

Exactly what was going on remains unclear — including the object of the apparent scheme. But it spilled into public view after pro-Trump Twitter personality Jacob Wohl ominously suggested Monday night that a story about such allegations was coming, and journalists who had heard about this shady operation reacted with alarm on Twitter, saying it seemed to be a smear attempt.

31.10.2018 - 05:29 [ Spiegel.de ]

Robert Mueller: FBI ermittelt wegen mutmaßlicher Schmierkampagne gegen Sonderermittler

Die Frau soll auch gesagt haben, dass der Anrufer nach seinen eigenen Angaben für den rechtsgerichteten Lobbyisten und Radiomoderator Jack Burkman arbeite.

Burkman bestätigte laut Nachrichtenagentur Reuters, mit fünf Frauen gesprochen zu haben, die angeblich Vorwürfe der sexuellen Belästigung gegen Mueller erheben. Burkman bestritt aber, dass er die Frauen für diese angebliche Information bezahlt habe.

06.10.2018 - 08:05 [ KBS ]

Offizier des UN-Kommandos in Korea warnt vor Erklärung über Kriegsende

Ein solcher Schritt könne die Existenz des UN-Kommandos und schließlich auch die Stationierung der US-Soldaten in Südkorea in Frage stellen, sagte Eyre am Freitag bei einem Seminar, veranstaltet von der Carnegie-Stiftung in Washington.
Der kanadische Generalleutnant sagte, man müsse Verdacht schöpfen bei der Frage, warum Nordkorea so eifrig die Erklärung über ein Kriegsende fordere.

02.10.2018 - 17:09 [ German Foreign Policy ]

Transatlantische Ambivalenzen

Die Bundesregierung will das morgen beginnende „Deutschlandjahr“ in den USA nutzen, um die transatlantischen Beziehungen „neu zu vermessen“. Dies kündigt das Auswärtige Amt an. Im Rahmen der groß angelegten PR-Maßnahme, die am morgigen deutschen Nationalfeiertag mit einer Auftaktveranstaltung in Washington gestartet wird, werden in den kommenden zwölf Monaten mehr als 1.000 Veranstaltungen in sämtlichen US-Bundesstaaten durchgeführt.

23.08.2018 - 07:24 [ smeggys.co.uk ]

Operation Northwoods

Operation Northwoods was a 1962 plan by the U.S. Department of Defense to stage acts of simulated or real terrorism on US soil and against U.S. interests and then put the blame of these acts on Cuba in order to generate U.S. public support for military action against the Cuban government of Fidel Castro. As part of the U.S. government’s Operation Mongoose anti-Castro initiative, the plan, which was not implemented, called for various false flag actions, including simulated or real state-sponsored acts of terrorism on U.S. and Cuban soil. The plan was proposed by senior U.S. Department of Defense leaders, including the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Lyman Louis Lemnitzer.

23.08.2018 - 07:20 [ New York Times ]

Declassified Papers Show Anti-Castro Ideas Proposed to Kennedy

(November 1997) “We could blow up a US warship in Guantanamo Bay and blame Cuba,“ the memorandum said.

“We could develop a Communist Cuban terror campaign in the Miami area, in other Florida cities and even in Washington,“ it continued. “The terror campaign could be pointed at Cuban refugees seeking haven in the United States. We could sink a boatload of Cubans enroute to Florida (real or simulated).“

The records show that on March 13, 1962, the Joint Chiefs of Staff endorsed these ideas as “suitable for planning purposes.“ No evidence exists that they were carried out.

22.08.2018 - 08:12 [ Reuters ]

Commentary: The messy meaning of the Manafort and Cohen cases

The mixed verdict in the trial of Paul Manafort, Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, along with the guilty plea on campaign finance violations by the U.S. president’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, is a sign of just how messy – and perhaps inconclusive – Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election will be. But Tuesday’s events also point to a broader destabilization in U.S. politics.

13.08.2018 - 06:03 [ Daily Beast ]

Surrounded by Thousands of Protesters, White Nationalists Sneak Out of Their Own D.C. Rally

The racists wanted a show of force, a two-hour rally, and the respect of the nation’s capital. They got none of it.

Instead, the two dozen or so white supremacists were outnumbered by more than 1,000 protesters. The group relied all day on a heavy police presence to escort their rally and then, before it was even scheduled to start, they fled in police vans.

20.07.2018 - 05:33 [ Zeit.de ]

USA und Russland: Trump lädt Putin nach Washington ein

US-Präsident Donald Trump hat seinen Nationalen Sicherheitsberater John Bolton gebeten, Putin einzuladen. Das teilte die Pressesprecherin des Weißen Hauses, Sarah Huckabee Sanders mit. Entsprechende Diskussionen seien im Gange. Trump hatte zuvor bereits getwittert, er freue sich auf ein weiteres Treffen mit Putin.

30.06.2018 - 15:09 [ q13fox.com ]

Could progressive newcomer Sarah Smith upset 11-term incumbent in Washington primary?

Her opponent is on the House Armed Services Committee. Congressman Adam Smith has a long history in the 9th Congressional District. So who is Sarah Smith?

„I work full time,“ Sarah Smith said. „I manage a mechanic garage. I have student debt. I have a husband. I can’t afford to have a kid. I’m every person in this district.“

24.05.2018 - 09:47 [ Ruptly / Youtube ]

USA: Pompeo and Chinese FM Wang talk North Korea and trade

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo addressed the upcoming summit between the United States and North Korea during a press briefing alongside Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Washington DC on Wednesday, as doubt remains over whether or not it will take place.

22.05.2018 - 19:07 [ Spiegel.de ]

Maas zu Antrittsbesuch in den USA: Ansage von oben

Am Dienstag reist er nach Washington zum offiziellen Antrittsbesuch. Am Mittwoch trifft er den neuen US-Außenminister Mike Pompeo. Auch mit John Bolton, Trumps neuem Hardliner der Außenpolitik, wird er wohl im Weißen Haus reden.

22.05.2018 - 10:30 [ KBS ]

Moon trifft zu Gesprächen mit Trump in Washington ein

Der südkoreanische Präsident Moon Jae-in ist am Montag zu Gesprächen mit seinem US-amerikanischen Amtskollegen Donald Trump in Washington eingetroffen.

Beide wollen über Strategien für das bevorstehende Spitzentreffen zwischen Trump und Nordkoreas Machthaber Kim Jong-un sprechen.

21.05.2018 - 17:59 [ calcalistech.com ]

Israeli Company Investigated by Robert Mueller’s Team Shuts Down

Psy-Group, the company headed by the Israeli media specialist Joel Zamel, who is reportedly being investigated in connection with the alleged illegal intervention in Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, has shut down, according to a person familiar with the matter who spoke to Calcalist on condition of anonymity.

21.05.2018 - 17:48 [ Times of Israel ]

As election probe spreads to Israel, Trump protests ‘witch hunt’ has gone global

US president slams New York Times over report on son’s meetings with an Israeli media specialist, Arab emissaries and a private military contractor ahead of 2016 election

21.05.2018 - 06:02 [ KBS ]

Moon bricht heute zu Treffen mit Trump in die USA auf

Moon wird am Nachmittag am Seoul Flughafen in Seongnam abfliegen. Nach der Ankunft in Washington wird er am Dienstag leitende US-Beamten für Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik treffen.

Anschließend wird Moon Gespräche mit Trump unter vier Augen führen. Dann wird ein erweiterter Gipfel mit einer Mittagsrunde folgen, an dem auch wichtige Berater beider Präsidenten teilnehmen werden.

20.05.2018 - 09:54 [ Yonhap ]

Moon, Trump vow continued effort to ensure successful U.S.-N. Korea summit

The two leaders talked from 11:30 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. and agreed to work together closely on the historic meeting, Cheong Wa Dae said. Moon is scheduled to hold talks with the U.S. chief executive on Tuesday in Washington.

He is set to head for Washington late Monday and return home early Thursday.

13.05.2018 - 17:22 [ Rubikon ]

Die verschwiegene Gefahr: Niemand soll erfahren, wie gefährlich Mobiltelefone sind. Exklusivabdruck aus „Thank You For Calling“.

Sehr zum Leidwesen seiner Auftraggeber hatte er Risiken von äußerster Tragweite für die Gesundheit der Menschen aufgedeckt. Unter seinen breit gestreuten Forscherteams waren die ersten Wissenschaftler zu finden, die die Auswirkung der Mobilfunkstrahlung auf die menschlichen Zellen untersuchte. Was sie entdeckten, war für den Fachmann eindeutig und beunruhigend zugleich: Beschädigung der DNA, Doppelstrangbrüche, Zellteilung, die im schlimmsten Fall bis zum Krebs führen könnte.

09.05.2018 - 16:13 [ Junge Welt ]

Rüstungsdeal mit US-Konzern: US-Außenministerium bewilligt Milliardengeschäft von Lockheed Martin mit der Bundeswehr

Das Außenministerium in Washington erklärte, es habe dem Deal auch im eigenen Interesse zugestimmt. »Der Verkauf trägt zur Verteidigungsfähigkeit eines NATO-Verbündeten bei, der eine wichtige Kraft für die politische und wirtschaftliche Stabilität in Europa ist«, heißt es in seiner Mitteilung. Damit sei das Geschäft »auch ein Beitrag zur nationalen Sicherheit der Vereinigten Staaten und im Interesse unserer Außenpolitik«.

06.05.2018 - 11:08 [ Zeit.de ]

Großbritannien: Außenminister Johnson kommt zu Iran-Gesprächen in die USA

Vor seinem Besuch stellt sich Johnson beim Thema Iran hinter die US-Regierung. Das britische Außenministerium zitierte ihn mit den Worten, das Verhalten des Iran sei schädlich für den Nahen Osten – und dagegen gingen Großbritannien, die Europäische Union und die USA vor.

06.05.2018 - 11:05 [ ORF.at ]

Trump berät mit May über Iran-Abkommen

Der britische Außenminister Boris Johnson wird in diesem Zusammenhang heute zu einem zweitägigen Besuch nach Washington reisen. Er werde dort mit US-Vizepräsident Mike Pence und Trumps nationalem Sicherheitsberater John Bolton über den Iran, Nordkorea aber auch den Syrien-Konflikt sprechen, kündigte das Außenamt in London an.

26.04.2018 - 10:14 [ diePresse.com ]

Besuchsdiplomatie: Merkel löst Macron in Washington ab

Kaum ist Frankreichs Präsident Emmanuel Macron aus Washington abgereist, folgt die deutsche Kanzlerin Angela Merkel (CDU): Sie bricht am frühen Donnerstagabend zu ihrem zweiten Besuch bei US-Präsident Donald Trump nach Washington auf. Dabei dürften der drohende Handelskrieg zwischen den USA und Europa sowie die Krisen in Syrien und im Iran im Mittelpunkt stehen.

25.04.2018 - 19:00 [ Radio Utopie ]

Was allein Verhandlungen über ein neues internationales Iran-Abkommen bedeuten würden

und die einzig richtige Antwort darauf.

25.04.2018 - 08:14 [ Martin Ganslmeier, ARD-Studio Washington / tagesschau.de ]

Macron auf Staatsbesuch: Trump-Flüsterer und erste Adresse in Europa

Am Freitag kommt sie zu einem kurzen Arbeitsbesuch ins Weiße Haus. Vorher wird sie von Macron gebrieft, wo das Trump-Flüstern bereits geholfen hat und wo die Kanzlerin nachhaken muss.

Gut sieht es beim Thema Syrien aus. Trump ist bereit, auf einen sofortigen Abzug der US-Soldaten zu verzichten.

23.04.2018 - 22:09 [ New York Magazine ]

Senate Panel Poised to Reject Pompeo for Secretary of State

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee is about to reject Mike Pompeo’s nomination as secretary of State, a rebuke with few precedents in modern American history — and he is all but certain to assume leadership of the State Department, anyway.

18.04.2018 - 12:35 [ Spiegel.de ]

Außenpolitik: Maas wechselt deutsche Botschafter aus

Als Diplomatin hat Emily Haber Stationen in Russland und der Türkei hinter sich, in Moskau leitete sie Anfang der Nullerjahre die politische Abteilung der deutschen Vertretung. Als Innen-Staatssekretärin arbeitete sie unter anderem mit der Regierung Barack Obamas in Terrorfragen und nationaler Sicherheit zusammen.

18.04.2018 - 09:56 [ TBU News / Youtube ]

USA protests against airstrikes “NO WAR ON SYRIA”

(15.4.2018) Protesters gathered in front of the White House in Washington and Union Square, New York City on Saturday to protest against the US-led airstrikes in Syria. Many of the protesters were holding banners and flags against the war on Syria while others used words of civil right activist Martin Luther King Jr., a week after the fiftieth anniversary of his death.

18.04.2018 - 01:36 [ Klaus Madersbacher / antikrieg.com ]

„Vergeltung“ ist Verbrechen gegen den Frieden

Um Mord- und Raubüberfälle auf andere Länder unbeeinträchtigt von der öffentlichen Meinung durchführen zu können, wurde hauptsächlich von den Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika ein sogenanntes „humanitäres Völkerrecht“ ins Spiel gebracht und der UNO aufs Auge gedrückt, ohne allerdings Eingang in die UNO-Charta zu finden. Ein „Recht zu beschützen“ sollte angeblich Völker vor Tyrannen schützen, die „gegen die eigene Bevölkerung losgehen“. Wer diese Tyrannen waren, wurde von Washington und seinen Handlangern und dem Propagandaapparat der westlichen Sudelmedien jeweils bekanntgegeben und mit aufgeregtem Getöse gehyped.

10.04.2018 - 02:42 [ Tass ]

Russia demands just probe into reported chemical attacks in Syria, says Lavrov

„As for the reaction of our foreign colleagues in Washington, Paris, London, and other places, it is all quite simple: this was done by the regime, and if Russia supports the regime, then it is both Russia’s and Iran’s fault, and it is necessary to conduct an investigation,“ the foreign minister noted. „It is rather difficult for a logical person to understand the correlation between one and the other.“

On April 7, a number of NGOs, including the White Helmets, alleged that chemical weapons were used in Douma, Eastern Ghouta. According to the statement published on the organization’s website on April 8, chlorine bombs had been dropped on the city, killing dozens and poisoning many locals who had to be brought to the hospital. The Russian Foreign Ministry dismissed that report as fake news.