Pentagon covering up US soldiers with coronavirus


This 10 March 2020 video from the USA says about itself:

Is The US Military Hiding Its Coronavirus Cases?

A military mom calls in with devastating news, her son stationed in Afghanistan is sick, but the military either won’t test or isn’t testing the troops for Covid-19.

What is at the bottom of the lack of testing for members of the military, are we keeping the United States military safe enough to keep America safe?

‘United States armed forces, stop honouring Confederacy’


This August 2017 video from the USA says about itself:

The Truth About America: Army Bases Around Nation Named After Confederate War Figures

Roland Martin and #NewsOneNow are going to expose the Truth about America. #TruthAboutAmerica will feature and expose the lies and half-truths taught in schools that still promote white supremacy.

Today’s focus on #TruthAboutAmerica exposes military bases named after Confederate generals who LOST the Civil War. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, there are ten army bases named after Confederate generals.

From VoteVets.org in the USA today:

Add your name to our petition asking the Army, Navy and Air Force to join the Marines in banning all Confederate flags and materials, and to rename 10 Army bases named after Confederate generals.

ADD YOUR NAME

Last month the commandant of the Marine Corps, General David Berger, ordered a ban on all Confederate flags and materials on Marine bases.

Now, VoteVets is launching a petition asking the secretaries of the Army, Navy, and Air Force to join the Marines in banning Confederate symbols and requesting the Army rename 10 bases that bear the name of Confederate generals.

This isn’t about history — it’s about keeping symbols of hate out of our nation’s military. Soldiers of the Confederacy have a place in books, museums, and other educational centers that can properly teach – not honor – what they fought a war against the United States of America for.

If you’re with us, we need your signature on this petition today. Our military should not honor the Confederacy or those who decided to take up arms against the United States to defend slavery. Sign if you agree.

ADD YOUR NAME

These symbols have become rallying cries for hate, violence, and white supremacy. As the largest group representing veterans and military families, we have a unique voice to lend on this topic — so let’s send a message loud and clear.

Thanks for joining us,

VoteVets.org
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US Trump administration threatens nuclear war


This 7 February 2020 video from the USA says about itself:

Risk of Nuclear War Rises as U.S. Deploys a New Nuclear Weapon for the First Time Since the Cold War

The Federation of American Scientists revealed in late January that the U.S. Navy had deployed for the first time a submarine armed with a low-yield Trident nuclear warhead. The USS Tennessee deployed from Kings Bay Submarine Base in Georgia in late 2019. The W76-2 warhead, which is facing criticism at home and abroad, is estimated to have about a third of the explosive power of the atomic bomb the U.S. dropped on Hiroshima. The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) called the news “an alarming development that heightens the risk of nuclear war.”

We’re joined by William Arkin, longtime reporter focused on military and nuclear policy, author of numerous books, including “Top Secret America: The Rise of the New American Security State.” He broke the story about the deployment of the new low-yield nuclear weapon in an article he co-wrote for Federation of American Scientists. He also recently wrote a cover piece for Newsweek titled “With a New Weapon in Donald Trump’s Hands, the Iran Crisis Risks Going Nuclear.” “What surprised me in my reporting … was a story that was just as important, if not more important, than what was going on in the political world,” Arkin says.

As more than 20,000 US troops and 20,000 military vehicles began to arrive in Europe for the massive “Defender 2020” exercise targeting Russia, US Defense Secretary Mark Esper took part in a war game at US Strategic Command headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska involving the simulated use of nuclear weapons against Russian troops: here.

The Australian government underlined its commitment to
the US war preparations against China last Friday by announcing a further $1.1 billion upgrade to the Tindal air force base in northern Australia, primarily to provide access for US warplanes, including nuclear-capable bombers: here.

United States soldiers fight Iraqi demonstrators


Demonstrators outside the United States embassy in Baghdad, Iraq, EPA photo

This photo shows demonstrators outside the United States embassy in Baghdad, Iraq.

Translated from Dutch NOS TV today:

Outside the US embassy in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, clashes have occurred for the second day between US security personnel and Iraqi demonstrators … outside the heavily protected complex to vent their anger over Sunday’s US air raid

The US Americans bombarded the demonstrators with tear gas and grenades in the hope of dispersing the crowd. An unknown number of people became injured, the Iraqi state news agency INA reports.

Hundreds of demonstrators spent the night in front of the embassy complex after yesterday’s attempt to storm the building. …

Yesterday, US Secretary of Defense Esper announced that the US is sending another 750 soldiers to Iraq immediately. Together with the 5,000 US soldiers already present, they are needed to cope with “the heightened threat” in Iraq, says Esper.

So, the extra 750 United States soldiers sent by the US Donald Trump administration to Iraq in today’s report are a lot more than the ‘few dozen soldiers’ in yesterday’s NOS report.

Trump’s air force attacks Iraq, Syria, Somalia


This 11 April 2017 video from the USA says about itself:

Does President Trump stand to personally profit off the wars he is escalating in Iraq, Yemen, Syria, Somalia and beyond? That’s the question many are asking, after it emerged that Trump has personally invested in Raytheon, the military contractor who makes the Tomahawk missiles used in the U.S. strike on a Syrian airbase last week. Raytheon’s stocks briefly surged after the attack. Overall, the stocks of defense contractors, such as Boeing and General Dynamics, have increased since Trump’s election, further fueled by his promise of a “historic” 10 percent increase in U.S. military spending. For more, we speak with William Hartung, director of the Arms and Security Project at the Center for International Policy. His latest book is “Prophets of War: Lockheed Martin and the Making of the Military-Industrial Complex.”

Eg, Dutch daily Trouw reports today that on 29 December 2019, United States F-15 warplanes attacked Iraq, Syria and Somalia.

The attacks in Iraq and Syria were against Kata’ib Hezbollah, an Iraqi Shiite militia which had fought against ISIS; and was accused by the United States Trump administration of recently killing a United States mercenary contractor at a United States military base in Iraq. The 29 December attacks on Syria and Iraq killed at least 25 people and injured 55. Trump’s Secretary of War ‘Defence’ Esper said that he did not exclude that there would be more attacks.

Besides the three attacks in Iraq and two in Syria, Donald Trump’s Pentagon yesterday bombed Somalia, killing at least four people.