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US plans open-ended military presence in Syria

The US will maintain an open-ended military presence in Syria to ensure the enduring defeat of the jihadist group Islamic State, counter Iranian influence, and help end the civil war.

Damascus warns it may shoot down Turkish planes attacking Kurds within Syrian borders

The Syrian government warned Turkey against launching a bombing campaign in the Syrian province of Afrin, saying its air defenses may be used. Ankara had threatened airstrikes against Afrin-based Kurdish militias.

India test-fires nuclear-capable ICBM Agni-V

India on Thursday morning successfully conducted the "first pre-induction trial" of its over 5,000-km range Agni-V intercontinental ballistic missile, which brings the whole of Asia and China as well parts of Europe and Africa within its nuclear strike envelope.

President denies changing view on Mexico border plan

Donald Trump has denied changing his views on a border wall after his top aide reportedly said the president was "uninformed" when he made the promise.

Approval of U.S. Leadership Under Trump Tumbles Globally in Poll

An annual Gallup poll of international support for U.S. leadership, conducted after President Donald Trump’s election and published Thursday, shows a sharp fall in approval since 2016.

Last Year Was One of Three Hottest Ever Recorded, WMO Says

Last year turned out to be one of the three warmest ever.

Senate Vote in Doubt as Trump Blames Democrats: Shutdown Update

Temporary government funding runs out at midnight Friday and the House and Senate must pass a temporary extension to avoid a partial shutdown, but those efforts are increasingly in doubt. Democrats are demanding to include a provision permanently shielding about 690,000 undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children from deportation.

Trump administration bars Haitians from U.S. visas for low-skilled work

Haitians will no longer be eligible for U.S. visas given to low-skilled workers, the Trump administration said on Wednesday, bringing an end to a small-scale effort to employ Haitians in the United States after a catastrophic 2010 earthquake.

Poland: Thousands of Women March for Abortion Rights

Despite freezing temperatures Polish women took to the streets to protest a proposed law that would further restrict abortion access.

Tide Pod challenge: YouTube blocks videos after poisoning fears

YouTube says it will remove videos of people taking part in the 'Tide Pod challenge', a dangerous craze proving popular in the US.

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Oh great, wonderful. Now on top of North Korea and the United States, we now have Pakistan and India.

What could ever go fucking wrong?

thanks NewsAnon!

Glad to see that the rest of the world is starting to see America for the joke that I it is.


What Is The Democratic Party? (and WILDING et al. v. DNC SERVICES CORPORATION et al. Gets a New Lease on Life)

What is the Democratic Party as a legal entity, and institutionally and functionally?

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Wonder if that'll change once India and Pakistan start throwing ICBMs at one another and start a fucking thermonuclear war.

Wealth Inequality hasn't been this high since the Great Depression, what do you think

"it's land lease guys! just the same thing lol! X-D murrica will leave, like, eventually, totally spreading true gommunism :DDD"

oh and remember who's not going to do shit about the kurds getting bombed by turkey? the same scum that started this whole war? their "land lease" masters.

fucking take a hint, over a dozen US military bases in Syria scum, you are liberal trump cucks, nothing more.


Nigga wealth inequality hasn't been this high since ancient Egypt.


Boy, am I feeling it

Conventional, non-nuclear war.

The US just can't accept that it has lost Syria can it?

Former Trump Advisor Sebastian Gorka a Suspect in Hungary, Hungary Has a Warrant For His Arrest



Can't wait for Chapo to do a 30 minute long unfunny sketch based on this.

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So what do you think is more likely to happen, North Korea and the US kick off thermonuclear war, or India and Pakistan kick off thermonuclear war?

Is it me or does he look like Penn Jillette in that?

China builds a road and India starts thermonuclear war.


looks like somebody is not winning

Why would the Syrian government defend US bases and Us forces in Northern Syria unless they are working for their imperialist masters in Washington and Moscow?



I'm not kidding or trolling. At this point, fans are useless. Also, not australian hue


This is fucking based unironically.

The GOP literally cannot govern. This entire budget fiasco is because Trump is retarded and the Republicans are fractured to fuck.

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Hindu nationalists will nuke Pakistan and dumbasses in Burgerstan will go HELL YEAH DEAD MUZZIES

This won't end at just dead muzzies if they start nuclear war with one another.

Well duh.

Well, as long as they are too busy not firing at China, world at large would be left unscathed

China would immediately get involved. I mean there's Nuclear War right next to its fucking border.

Russia might as well because Pacific Fleet at Vladivostok is very close to NK.


a p o l o g i z e

what if over a dozen US military bases in Syria and Assad are both good?

I think we can all say a nuclear war between India and Pakistan would quickly spiral out of control. I mean if it was two nukes traded, international disaster and it stops at that, hopefully deterrence remains in effect.

But we both know India and Pakistan wouldn't stop at just two measly ICBMs. It would be a disaster.

Even if it remained contained to Pakistan and India the effects the humanitarian crisis and effects on the already unstable world economy would be incalcuable. Not to mention the ecological disaster that all the radioactive dust and smoke would cause.


A nuclear war with teh arsenals of India and Pakistan would cause a -3oC nuclear winter for at-least 4 months.



The combined size of Pakistan's and India's is between 220 and 260, this is only 100.

any new real conflict between the two would go nuclear instantly as well since India can't mobilize or move troops fast enough to conventionally defeat Pakistan anymore
That said, I doubt they'll really go to war anytime soon. The real threat is India likely collapsing or breaking into separate nations in the next 40 to 60 years over economic and regional differences


Absolutely nothing.

Why does the legislation need to be a goddamn nail biter every month? Fucking congress.

Seriously though it's fucking ridiculous that a country that won't spend money to build toilets for more then half its citizens apparently has enough money to enter into the nuclear arms race.

Can someone explain this shit to me? Is this some sort of normie facebook meme thing?

The original meme was a pic on tumblr with stuff like dice, rock lamps, tide packets, etc that looked like things that would be tasty to eat but actually arent. think it was called "forbidden snacks".

All in all, survival of the fittest.

India has had nukes since then 70s

Neither Indian or Pakistan does not have thermonuclear weapons, both only have boosted yields fission bombs

It's too late, user. The mind virus has already taken them.

You all need to apologize to Phil Greeves.
including myself, sorry Phil Greeves