January 17, 2017

Turkish police capture suspect in Istanbul nightclub shooting in raid, bruised and bloodied Uzbek man allegedly resisted arrest.   http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/reports-istanbul-nightclub-attacker-who-killed-39-is-captured/

Trump floats idea of lifting Russian sanctions in return for nuclear arms reductions during interview.   https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2017-01-15/trump-calls-nato-obsolete-and-dismisses-eu-in-german-interview

Wife of Orlando nightclub shooter arrested by FBI for assisting her husband, her lawyer denies she even knew about the attack.   https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/16/us/politics/noor-salman-arrested-orlando-shooting-omar-mateen.html?_r=0

Man killed by motorist while attacking Arizona trooper was reportedly the boyfriend of the woman killed in the roll-over accident, still unclear why he attacked the officer. The trooper “arrived at the rollover scene about 55 miles west of downtown Phoenix to find Pennelas-Escobar holding his injured girlfriend, 23-year-old Vanessa Monique Lopez-Ruiz, on the edge of the roadway.”   http://www.whio.com/news/national/authorities-trooper-was-shot-driver-who-caused-rollover/AnWgCh1Zd9X3o6oW0lcR0O/   The trooper was responding to an unrelated report of shots fired “and happened upon the rollover crash. He was setting up flares when the suspect shot him, officials said.”   http://edition.cnn.com/2017/01/13/us/arizona-trooper-shooting-witness/index.html

Contributions to Clinton Global Initiative have reportedly “dried up”, charity will cease operations on April 15th. Critic claims “…this was more than just a charity. This was a way for the Clintons to network and really peddle influence due to their positions in leadership.”   http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jan/16/clinton-global-initiative-lays-off-22-as-donations/

Trump Interior nominee Zinke reportedly voted to make “disposals” of public lands “revenue neutral” for government accounting purposes. “This accounting gimmick greases the skids for future bills that give away public lands, by ensuring sponsors don’t have to account for lost revenue from oil, gas, coal and timber that belongs to all Americans.”   http://www.denverpost.com/2017/01/16/will-the-real-ryan-zinke-please-stand-up/   and https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/energy-environment/rule-easing-public-lands-transfer-concerns-hunters-others/2017/01/16/ef8e93a6-dc2d-11e6-8902-610fe486791c_story.html

12 pipeline protesters arrested at Valero refinery in Memphis.   http://www.commercialappeal.com/story/news/local/2017/01/16/35-protest-valeros-proposed-pipeline/96638982/

“Thousands of gallons” of crude oil have reportedly leaked from broken pipeline in Missouri.   http://www.ky3.com/content/news/UPDATE–Oil-spill-worse-than-initially-thought-410874425.html

74% of Americans want Trump to release his income tax returns.   http://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/01/16/actually-mr-trump-turns-out-americans-care-lot-about-your-tax-returns

Muslim-Americans say they were questioned by FBI the day before the election. “We basically discovered that it was a nationwide sweep,” Shibly said. “Simply based on their faith and ethnicity.”  https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jan/16/fbi-muslim-americans-visits-surveillance-cair

The Santa Clausification of Dr. Martin Luther King. “…King was not just a fighter for racial justice, he also fought for economic justice and against war.”   https://theintercept.com/2017/01/16/what-the-santa-clausification-of-martin-luther-king-jr-leaves-out/

British Armed Forces minister accuses Labour leader Corbyn of collaboration with Russia for urging better relations with Russia, de-militarization of border.   https://theintercept.com/2017/01/16/jeremy-corbyn-accused-of-being-russian-collaborator-for-questioning-nato-troop-build-up-on-border/

Many of the men who committed acts of terrorism in the U.S., so called “known wolves”, had prior contacts with federal law enforcement agencies. “…there appears to be a pattern emerging: more and more disturbed individuals who commit mass atrocities had many prior interactions with national security agents.”   http://whowhatwhy.org/2017/01/12/fort-lauderdale-shooting-fbi-involvement-another-act-violence/

Only journalist to interview Oswald assassin Jack Ruby was later found dead in her home, her notes on the assassination missing. “If the wrong people knew what I know now, it would cost me my life.”   http://whowhatwhy.org/2017/01/13/death-journalist-knew-much/

The man the FBI called “most dangerous Negro of the future of this nation” was also a target of the NSA. “Originally introduced as a way to keep track of terrorists and drug traffickers, (the NSA’s) Minaret evolved into a project for monitoring Vietnam War critics like King.”   http://rare.us/story/martin-luther-king-was-targeted-by-the-nsa/

Former British spy who compiled Russian dossier on Trump reportedly goes into hiding, is “terrified for his and his family’s safety”.   https://www.democracynow.org/2017/1/13/headlines/christopher_steele_author_of_trump_russia_dossier_goes_into_hiding

January 17, 2017

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