Politics, Warfare State

Obama Invades Libya, Destabilizes Government Allowing Slave Trades, Kinda Takes Responsibility

Former President Barack Obama has come under criticism after a series of videos showing men and women being sold in a renewed slave trade have gone viral in recent weeks.

Some critics have begun questioning how much the Obama administration contributed to the problem with its 2011 intervention in Libya. Obama has acknowledged the issue before, calling it the “worst mistake” of his presidency.

But as videos showing humans being sold into slavery shocks people around the world, the scrutiny has been renewed.

Well, in fairness, it wasn’t all Barack Obama’s idea.  President-in-Waiting Hillary Clinton wanted it also and probably talked him into it.

Because, you know, you only get freedom by bombing, destabilizing, and enabling slavery.

via Obama blamed for Libyan slave trade as shocking video goes viral

The Middle East, Warfare State

230 Civilians Killed In One Syrian City By Coalition Strikes

Good thing we’re stopping the oppressive Syrian government from killing its civilians…

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that the International Coalition warplanes carried out after midnight of yesterday the 28th of June 2017, three new raids targeted Al-Mayadeen city located in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, where the first raid targeted an empty house the “Islamic State” organization seized it earlier in al-Mahareem neighbourhood…

Source: More than 230 civilian casualties killed by Coalition warplanes in the “capital of al-Khair State” in about 40 days of bombing escalation on the city – #SOHR

Warfare State

Congress Wants Even More Military Money Than Trump’s Already-Ridiculous Increase

Spending more than six times the next largest world military just isn’t enough any more.

The House and Senate Armed Services Committees are planning to propose a defense budget of $640 billion for 2018, a $37 billion increase over the Trump administration’s $603 billion request.

House Armed Services chairman Mac Thornberry told reporters Thursday he plans to set the topline of the House’s annual defense authorization bill to $640 billion, along with a $65 billion war budget. And Senate Armed Services Committee chairman John McCain also plans to set his committee’s bill at $640 billion, two sources familiar with his plans told CNN.

Source: Congress proposes defense budget $37 billion higher than Trump’s – CNNPolitics.com

Warfare State

The A-10 Will Not Be Replaced By The F-35

A US Air Force spokeswoman just confirmed a huge win for Congress and the infantry who have come to know and love the A-10 Warthog, telling Defense News that the beloved flying gun would not be retired.

Could it be the fact that the F-35 can’t shoot at the ground?  I mean that would seem to be an important feature.

Source: US Air Force makes it official: A-10 will not be retired for the F-35 – Business Insider