Tuesday Aug 16, 2022

Ukrainian Air Force officials say that the whole of Ukraine is happy that the Russian army doesnt observe fire safety rules

VALENTYNA ROMANENKO – TUESDAY, 16 AUGUST 2022, 13:17 The Armed Forces of Ukraine consider the explosions in the Dzhankoi district of temporarily occupied Crimea to be “non-observance of fire safety rules”. Source: Yurii Ihnat, spokesperson of the Ukrainian Air Force, answering questions at a briefing on 16 August Quote: “There is an official position of […]

‘Viper’ Merrick Garland’s Trump FBI Raid Is Only the ‘First Inning’

Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/Getty Democratic strategist James Carville has a message for people who are doubting Merrick Garland: Just wait. “People are like, well, but let’s wait and see a little bit. And this is like the top of the first inning. I mean, remember Merrick Garland is like a pit viper. He […]

Blasts, fire hits military depot in Russian-annexed Crimea

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Massive explosions and fires hit a military depot in Russia-annexed Crimea on Tuesday, forcing the evacuation of more than 3,000 people, the second time in recent days that the Ukraine war’s focus has turned to the peninsula. Russia blamed the blasts at an ammunition storage facility in Mayskoye on an “act […]

Former CIA director says Trump ally’s claim that he could instantly declassify documents is ‘pretty much BS’

Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida.NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images A Trump ally said the former president had declassified all the documents he’d brought to Mar-a-Lago. Kash Patel said that as president, Trump had the power to instantly declassify government documents. Former CIA chief Leon Panetta dismissed the claim, saying there is a […]

Why the Eastern Kentucky flood was no natural disaster. Let’s call it what it is

It’s been two weeks since the historic and deadly flooding event in central Appalachia left 39 people dead and countless homes, businesses and lives destroyed. Naturally, narratives around this disaster have run amuck with some going so far as to name the very people dealing with it as the harbingers of their own destruction. And […]

China sets sanctions on Taiwan figures to punish US, island

BEIJING (AP) — China imposed visa bans and other sanctions Tuesday on Taiwanese political figures as it raises pressure on the self-governing island and the U.S. in response to successive congressional visits. The sanctions come a day after China announced more military exercises in the seas and skies surrounding Taiwan because of what it called […]

Putin blasts US ‘hegemony,’ predicts end to ‘unipolar’ world

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the United States of trying to encourage extended hostilities in Ukraine as part of what he described Tuesday as Washington’s alleged efforts to maintain its global hegemony. Addressing a security conference attended by military officials from Africa,, Asia and Latin America, Putin reaffirmed his long-held claim that […]

GOP Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene and Dan Crenshaw are feuding again — this time over whether the FBI should be defunded over the Mar-a-Lago raid

GOP Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene and Dan Crenshaw are feuding. Crenshaw said Greene was “unserious” for pushing to defund the FBI over the raid of Mar-a-Lago. Greene hit back at Crenshaw, calling out Republicans who never take “bold actions.” House Republican Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene and Dan Crenshaw have been embroiled in yet another tiff […]

Chinese navy ship docks in Sri Lanka, stokes worry in India

HAMBANTOTA, Sri Lanka (AP) — A Chinese navy vessel arrived at a Beijing-built port in southern Sri Lanka on Tuesday, after its port call was earlier delayed due to apparent security concerns raised by India. The Yuan Wang 5 sailed into the Hambantota port and was welcomed by Sri Lankan and Chinese officials in the […]

Michael Cohen says Trump’s next move in the Mar-a-Lago probe would be to find a scapegoat — Rudy Giuliani

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani was identified by Michael Cohen as former President Donald Trump’s possible scapegoat for any criminal charges emerging from the Mar-a-Lago probe.AP Photo Michael Cohen said Trump is likely looking for a scapegoat for potential criminal charges. Calling Trump “Captain Chaos,” Cohen speculated that this scapegoat could be Rudy Giuliani. […]

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