Daily News Thread 2/16

US wasting $10bn upgrading 'liability' nuclear bombs in Europe

A new report claims that the US is wasting $10bn (£7.1bn) upgrading nuclear bombs, some of which are based in Europe, that are no longer an effective deterrent and potentially represent a "catastrophic" security liability.

Former presidential candidate Romney announces Utah Senate bid

Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, a frequent critic of President Donald Trump, announced on Friday he would run for a U.S. Senate seat in Utah, confirming months of speculation about a return to national politics.

Chinese Envoy Says It's ‘Dangerous’ for U.S. to Confront Beijing

China’s ambassador to the U.S. warned the Trump administration against adopting a confrontational approach to the world’s second-biggest economy.

Kenya: Protesters Demand US Ambassador Step Down Amid Bribery Accusations

Protestors in Nairobi demand that U.S. Ambassador to Kenya, Robert Odec, step down for supporting President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Tories fear housing crisis for middle-class millennials could be 'iceberg' that sinks party

The Conservative Party is concerned it could be pushed out of government in the next election after a new study found that middle-class millennials are only half as likely to get on the housing ladder as they were 20 years ago.

Afghanistan Rejects Surprise Taliban Peace Outreach to U.S.

Afghanistan’s government rejected a surprise Taliban overture for peace talks with the U.S., insisting the insurgent group that controls or contests nearly half the country needs to cease fighting first.

Tillerson Says U.S.-Turkish Ties Have Reached a ‘Crisis Point’

Tillerson warns Turkey against buying Russian missile defenses

Syria conflict: US and Turkey agree to avert Manbij clash

The US and Turkey, whose forces are at loggerheads in northern Syria, have agreed to try to defuse the crisis.

US: ICE Official Charged With Stealing Immigrants' IDs

The Immigration and Customs Enforcement former chief stole at least seven people´s identities during the last four years and used them to acquire money and properties.

EPA Chief’s First-Class Travel Prompted by ‘Aggressive’ Encounters, Official Says

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt’s much-criticized reliance on first-class flights to whisk him around the world is necessary to ensure his protection amid ‘vulgar’ encounters and threats from the public, EPA security officials said Thursday.

Consumer products' air quality impact 'underestimated'

US research has found that chemicals in everyday household products are now a key contributor to city air pollution, rivalling some vehicle emissions.

‘Ultra-Processed’ Food May be Linked to Cancer: Study

The study classified ultra-processed foods to include cakes, chicken nuggets and mass-produced bread.

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Noam Chomsky on Donald Trump and the Decline of the US Empire

Renowned U.S. intellectual Noam Chomsky welcomed a teleSUR team into his office at the University of Arizona to discuss the presidency of Donald Trump and the decline of an empire.

From the revolution, we learned to be united

An Egyptian socialist, recently released from prison, talks about the situation today under the el-Sisi regime and what lies ahead.

Break with multimillionaires

Peter Manson reports on the resignation of Jacob Zuma

A man and his movement

Kevin Bean examines the role played by Gerry Adams in Sinn Féin

Grand Jury Indicts Russians Linked To Interference Campaign Targeting 2016 Election


Holla Forums told me this shit was fake.

I don't think anyobody said it was fake.
I personally think it was blown way out of proportion. Even if the Russians interfered, Hillary won the popular vote. the presidency didn't depend on the number of votes. It's all meaningless.



It's not fake, it's used to distract from what incompetent, spineless cunts the democrats really are.

Trump blames Dems for immigration bill fail


>Trump tweets: "Cannot believe how BADLY DACA recipients have been treated by the Democrats…totally abandoned! Republicans are still working hard."

>Also defeated was a plan by a bipartisan group of senators. They offered a compromise that would have shielded the young immigrants and financed Trump's demands for money to build his border wall, though more gradually than he wants. Eight Republicans joined most Democrats in backing that plan, but it fell short after the White House threatened a veto and GOP leaders opposed it.

Reminder: Trump scrapped DACA and has rejected THREE bipartisan deals to fix it, including one that would've given him his WALL.

There really is nobody to blame but Trump.

This has to be pissing off Trump and his cult. There's no way Romney won't win this primary.


Yes, yes it will be.

It's not meaningless if they try to do it again for midterms. It presents a dangerous security threat.

I'm sure if the leak happened to Bernie instead of Hillary, people would have a different opinion about it.

Guess we should talk about this.


Special Counsel Robert Mueller announced on Friday that a grand jury has indicted 13 Russian nationals for tampering with the US political process.

The 37-page indictment details an extensive operation aimed at influencing the 2016 US presidential election. It focuses on the Internet Research Agency, a Kremlin-linked Russian “troll factory” based in St. Petersburg. The IRA, notes the indictment, “had a strategic goal to sow discord in the U.S. political system.” By mid 2016, the IRA’s operations “included supporting the presidential campaign of then Donald J. Trump…and disparaging Hillary Clinton.”

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein laid out the charges in a press conference at the Justice Department. The Russian defendants, Rosenstein said, “allegedly conducted what they called ‘information warfare’ against the United States, with the stated goal of spreading distrust of candidates and political system in general.” He stressed that “there is no allegation in this indictment that any American was a knowing participant in this activity or that the Russian effort “altered the outcome of the 2016 election.” He also said that the government has not yet had any communications with the Russians and that the Justice Department “will follow ordinary process of seeking cooperation and extradition.”

Rosenstein did not assert that Mueller is not looking into collusion by Americans, but merely that the indictment does not include such charges. But his words are likely to be used by Trump and his backers to argue that there was no collusion.

Rosenstein added, “This indictment serves as a reminder that people are not always who they appear to be on the internet.”

Here’s are a few of the key revelations about the IRA and two companies with various Russian government contracts that funded it, Concord Management and Consulting and Concord Catering, which were also indicted:
•Some of the people indicted communicated with “unwitting individuals associated with the Trump campaign.”
•“Starting in or around June 2016, Defendants and their co-conspirators, posing online as US persons, communicated with a real US person affiliated with a Texas-based grassroots organization.”
•This person told them to focus on “purple states”—Colorado, Virginia, and Florida—and also suggested that they “use any opportunity to criticize Hillary and the rest (except Sanders and Trump—we support them).”
•One of the defendants emailed a family member in September 2017: “We had a slight crisis here at work: the FBI busted our activity (not a joke). So, I got preoccupied with covering tracks together with the colleagues.”
•By September 2016, the monthly budget for the IRA’s operation was about $1.25 million.
•Concord funded the IRA as part of an interference operation it called “Project Lakhta.”
•To conceal its involvement, Concord labeled its payments to the IRA as being for software support.

Prior to Rosenstein’s press conference, the special counsel’s office released the following statement:

A federal grand jury in the District of Columbia returned an indictment on Feb. 16, 2018, against 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities accused of violating U.S. criminal laws in order to interfere with U.S. elections and political processes. The indictment charges all of the defendants with conspiracy to defraud the United States, three defendants with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bank fraud, and five defendants with aggravated identity theft.

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I love how we're constantly bombarded by this administration's complete hatred of "low class" people.

>this administration

Dengists are at least useful at owning the US


All reactionaries are to be squeezed for all the anti-imperialist potential they have, then discarded.

I want to know what this organization is.

Random question: Slavoj Zizek has been posting a couple of op-ed on RT, but at the bottom it always says "parts of this have been excerpted from other pieces" or some such. So is it RT cannibalizing other Zizek pieces, or Zizek admitting to his relentless self-plagiarizing?

Soldier on, NewsAnon

Well….are they that wrong? I mean with Trump they're wrong, but are they that wrong for trying to prevent Clinton from getting into office?

Their greatest mistake was miscalculating Trump's destructive power on the global sphere. That was an awful fucking gamble

But that wasn't their true intent. Their real goal was "to sow discord in the U.S. political system". Supporting Trump was just a means to accomplish that.

No surprise here. Romney is very popular in Utah & pretty much has a 100% chance of becoming Senator.

While I do dislike Romney, seeing Trump's rage as he gains another enemy in the Senate will be amusing.

I expect Trump's twitter to be filled with disparaging comments about Romney until the primary and, hopefully, beyond.




LOL They know Americans too well. Although it really isn't hard to get to know us. Our whole "culture" is paper thin.

Free legal advice

This would be the type of shit to not ever say in an email


Boomers confirmed for dumb as fuck.

So are these people to be honest

If the leak had happened to Bernie then the democrats wouldn't need a need for a distraction away from the hijacking of their own primary.


Does it even matter? Israel and their supporters were much more influential in helping Trump get elected and I don't see CNN screeching about that. Even as an American I don't see who """we"""
think we are going around interfering in other peoples elections and not expecting them to return the favor.

It should be noted that the US then later during the day threatened sanctions against Turkey

Brazil sends military into Rio to avoid voting on pension reform







If they get a divorce would this be the first divorce of a president in office. I mean what's keeping Melania from even being in office, she obviously doesn't need Trump and he's outlived his usefulness

Death to america but fuck russia too!



They can try but it's important that we maintain a "Trump is a symptom of capitalism, Capitalism is the fault of all our problems". On FB and IRL I make sure to shoehorn in some socialist moralist stand point. No PTO, capitalism fault, no vacation time also capitalism, some pol tard shoots up another school. Of course this is capitalism fault the gun porky is concerned with profits. In a "socialist country" like Sweden we could all have our guns free and be free from profit and psychos I.E right wingers. Mass shooting victims number *134145 is making a go-fund me account to cover medical cost, Capitalism. Be out and proud and not afraid of being called a commie. Do you want to be a commie or a confederate waving doom cult? Is it really better to be dead than red? In America here we create our own cultural and anti-communism is a forced meme.

Russia just gets us you know?

It's ironic because God is on Russia's side in this battle against the American empire.

god is dead and we are in hell
anyone with a brain could see this

Only when US is ashes will he have her permission to die.

absolutely livid

The cold war was mostly sexual tension. As yoda said "Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering, and suffering leads to sexual prevision"

protestant detected, somebody spank him

I don´t know about you guys but I´m really enjoying the way US elections got fucked up, it´s like honey

I'm impressed. 13 guys with a few million dollars managed to undermine the most powerful government on Earth, and then got away with it (since they're certainly not going to be extradited from Russia to the US). We can learn a lot from them.

If this government can't deal with Russian hucksters, how the fuck could it deal with someone like Fred Hampton? We need a charismatic voice for the left now more than ever.

Well you are not virgins anymore, some other country messing with your elections, that´s for sure :)


We´ll just have to wait and see how the Russians tried to manipulate the election. So far it´s only silly stories about bots but if they rigged even one voting machine or something…..lol

Are you ready for family court Trump?

Good times


There is nothing America hates more than the truth.

The worst is I know Americans are already medling in my country´s coming elections, so why pity them?