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Bloggers Defending Oklahoma Taxpayers

Bloggers Defending Oklahoma Taxpayers

As media and political leaders in Oklahoma are cheerleading efforts to increase taxes and undermine taxpayer provisions in the state constitution, some voices are standing up to say “Stop!”Bloggers Defending Oklahoma Taxpayers is a grassroots network o…

Blowback: How ISIS Was Created by the U.S. Invasion of Iraq

Blowback: How ISIS Was Created by the U.S. Invasion of Iraq

“In Iraq, the U.S. morphed from heroic liberators into brutal occupiers within a matter of weeks. In Fallujah, which would later become an ISIS stronghold, U.S. troops opened fire on a crowd of peaceful protesters in April 2003, killing and wounding dozens of Iraqis. The shootings, the torture, the general chaos, all helped drive thousands of Iraqis from the minority Sunni community into the arms of radical groups led by brutal gangsters, such as Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. Zarqawi’s Al Qaeda in Iraq, formed in 2004 to fight U.S. troops and their local allies, was a precursor organization to … ISIS.”

Trump’s North Korea Rhetoric: Carbon Copy of Bush On Iraq 15 Years Ago

Trump’s North Korea Rhetoric: Carbon Copy of Bush On Iraq 15 Years Ago

“Anyone who was paying attention during George W. Bush’s State of the Union addresses in 2002 and 2003 would have found Trump’s statements frighteningly familiar: Trump used exactly the same justifications for war with North Korea as Bush had for war with Iraq when standing at the same podium.”

Media reports US stealth bombers in Guam preparing for nuclear strike

Media reports US stealth bombers in Guam preparing for nuclear strike

“Not only will the B-61’s new modification make it ideal for destroying dug-in bunkers, the kind in which North Korean leader Kim Jong Un might hide during a conflict, but it has an adjustable nuclear yield that could limit harmful radioactive fallout after a nuclear attack.”

Trump Nuke Plan Resets the Doomsday Clock

Trump Nuke Plan Resets the Doomsday Clock

“The 2018 NPR eschews traditional nuclear disarmament pathways in favor of a more aggressive posture that seeks to make nuclear weapons more accessible to American policymakers when formulating deterrence. The possibility of a tit-for-tat exchange of cyberattacks that escalates into a nuclear conflict would previously have been dismissed out of hand; today, thanks to the 2018 NPR, it has entered the realm of the possible.”

By reversing policy in Syria, the US is fuelling more wars in the Middle East

By reversing policy in Syria, the US is fuelling more wars in the Middle East

“It was a bad moment for the US to stir the pot by saying it would stay in Syria and target Assad and Iran. A Kurdish-Turkish war in northern Syria will be a very fierce one. The US obsession with an exaggerated Iranian threat – about which, in any case, it cannot do much – makes it difficult for Washington to mediate and cool down the situation. Trump and his chaotic administration have not yet had to deal with a real Middle East crisis yet and the events of the last week suggest that they will not be able to do so.”

MuskogeePolitico:  Lawmakers Comment on OSDH CFO’s Resignation

MuskogeePolitico: Lawmakers Comment on OSDH CFO’s Resignation

Lawmakers Comment on Health Department CFO’s ResignationOKLAHOMA CITY – House Special Investigative Committee members Kevin Calvey (R-Oklahoma City), Bobby Cleveland (R-Slaughterville), and Tom Gann (R-Inola) reacted with concern to the resignation of …

MuskogeePolitico:  Rep. Dustin Roberts Announces He Will Not Seek Re-Election

MuskogeePolitico: Rep. Dustin Roberts Announces He Will Not Seek Re-Election

Rep. Dustin Roberts Announces He Will Not Seek Re-ElectionOKLAHOMA CITY – State Rep. Dustin Roberts announced this week that this will be his last legislative session. He is not seeking re-election.“I want to thank the great people of House District 21…