May 29, 2017

Trump accuses press of making up leak stories. “It is my opinion that many of the leaks coming out of the White House are fabricated lies made up by the #FakeNews media.”   https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/05/28/trump-returns-home-from-abroad-with-a-twitter-rant-about-fake-news-leaks-and-the-enemy/

Head of Homeland Security says he has no problem with political campaigns trying to set up secret communications with Russian officials. “Any channel of communication back or otherwise is a good thing,” Kelly told “Fox News Sunday.” “It doesn’t bother me.”   http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/05/28/homelands-kelly-says-no-big-deal-if-kushner-tried-back-channel-network-with-russia-as-wh-fights-back.html

At least 92 dead in Marawi, Philippines fighting. “That figure includes 16 civilians, 61 militants, 11 soldiers, and four police officers.”   http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/05/28/530473693/death-toll-rises-as-philippine-military-tries-to-regain-control-of-marawi

Cook County Sheriff says half of the people in jail don’t belong there, while gangs have the cash to bail out their members. “But you have some individual who’s in here who’s never been a danger to anybody, he can’t come up with a hundred dollars. He’s sitting…the guy with the gun, he’s out the door.”   http://www.cbsnews.com/news/cook-county-jail-sheriff-tom-dart-on-60-minutes/

British Airways computer system apparently still unable function after “power outage”,  flight shutdown likely to enter third day. “On Saturday night, travellers spent the night sleeping on terminal floors at Heathrow on yoga mats provided by BA.”   http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-40081112   Welcome to the modern world. You have fully functioning aircraft, crews ready for duty and passengers lined up for flights, but nothing is moving because the computers are down.

4,149 people died of drug overdoses in Ohio last year, up 36% from 2015. “The increase is being attributed to heroin and the powerful synthetic opioids fentanyl and carfentanil.”   https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/nation/2017/05/28/ohio-had-more-than-overdose-deaths/sLmKO8FiWyQ6GJBsIiwlBJ/story.html

Cuban exile claims he saw his CIA handler meeting with Lee Harvey Oswald 11 weeks before the JFK assassination. “After JFK was killed in Dallas on November 22, 1963, Oswald was arrested, and his face was broadcast on TV. “I recognized him immediately,” Veciana writes.”   http://www.newsweek.com/cia-jfk-john-f-kennedy-fidel-castro-che-guevara-kennedy-assassination-bay-pigs-616670

Defense secretary announces tactical shift “to annihilation tactics” in fight against IS. “Our intention is that the foreign fighters do not survive the fight to return home to North Africa, to Europe, to America, to Asia, to Africa.”   https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/may/28/james-mattis-defense-secretary-us-isis-annihilation

NGO claims civilian death toll in Iraq and Syria is eight times higher than public U.S. estimates. “(Airwars,) a non-profit group, estimates that at least 3,100 civilians have died in U.S. airstrikes in Iraq and Syria since August 2014, the start of the war against IS.”   http://thepeninsulaqatar.com/article/27/05/2017/3,100-civilians-died-in-US-strikes-in-Iraq,-Syria-NGO

 

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May 29, 2017

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