A Yemen Primer

I want to share a number of links to help people get up to speed with the extent of our participation in the war in Yemen. Most of our media breezes over the details or buries the lead under the 24-hour news cycle, but you can put it together if you read enough and cross reference. This is just scratching the surface.

The beautiful classical piece I used to soften the impact is Tchaikovsky’s Waltz of the Flowers.

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News – March 3, 2018

Florida Plays a Lot of Games With Systems Designed To Appear One Way and Function Another Way; Keep Your Eyes On What They Do
Associated Press – Florida lawmakers debate school-safety bill in rare session
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A Pitfall Sanders-Aligned Candidates Must Avoid
ABC News – As Steve Bannon’s star fades, so does that of some candidates he backed
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Voting Rights In Court in Kansas
Associated Press – Kansas voting rights trial has national implications
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Sanders Highlights Federal Failure and Hypocrisy on Puerto Rico
The Intercept – Bernie Sanders on Puerto Rico Neglect: “Do You Think This Would Be Happening in Westchester County?”
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Sanders Finally Stands Up on Yemen, But Where is the Normally Outspoken Rand Paul?
Al Jazeera – US senators in bid to end support for Saudi in Yemen war
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An Eye For An Eye
New York Times – Escalating Trade Fight, Threatens Higher Taxes on European Cars
Reuters – China says it does not want a trade war with U.S
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Reuters Journalists Still Detained
Reuters – DETAINED IN MYANMAR – The latest updates on two Reuters journalists in government custody
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East Coast Gets Hammered, Ugly Hangover Ensues
CBS News – Bomb cyclone nor’easter pummels East Coast with strong winds, rain
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Tit For Tat: De-Nuke For Talks
Reuters – At joke-filled dinner, Trump suggests U.S. will meet with North Korea
Reuters – Iranian official calls on West to scrap nuclear arms before any missile talks
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Big Bot; Why Not?
CNBC – This 13-foot robot cost over $100 million to develop and looks like it’s straight out of a sci-fi movie
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Media Can’t Help Itself, Continues Publishing Fake News
The Atlantic – Are Mexico’s Elections Russia’s Next Target?
New York Times – Will Russia Meddle In Italy’s Election? It May Not Have To
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Putin Reveals New Foreign and Domestic Policies Prior to March 18th Election
Washington Post – Putin claims Russia is developing nuclear arms capable of avoiding missile defenses
New York Times – Putin Boasts of New Weapons, Vows to Boost Living Standards
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Media, Demonstrating A Complete Ignorance of Chinese Totalitarian Governance, Calls Xi’s Elevation a “Power Grab”
CNN – Trump on China’s Xi consolidating power: ‘Maybe we’ll give that a shot some day’
Chicago Tribune – China sets stage for Xi’s historic power grab to rule indefinitely
Forbes – What Xi Jinping As President With No Term Limits Means For China’s Economy
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