Israeli spyware company NSO Group placed on US blacklist

Decision against company at heart of Pegasus project reflects deep concern about impact of spyware on US national security interests NSO Group has been placed on a US blacklist by the Biden administration after it determined the Israeli spyware maker has acted “contrary to the foreign policy and national security interests of the US”. The finding byContinue reading “Israeli spyware company NSO Group placed on US blacklist”

World War II Part 1: Crash Course US History #35

In which John Green teaches you about World War II, a subject so big, it takes up two episodes. This week, John will teach you how the United States got into the war, and just how involved America was before Congress actually declared war. John will actually talk a little about the military tactics involved,Continue reading “World War II Part 1: Crash Course US History #35”

Russia to send arms, ‘maybe even S-400s’, to Belarus: Lukashenko

The authoritarian leader’s comments come before large joint military exercises later this month. Russia will soon deliver a huge military hardware consignment to Belarus, including aircraft, helicopters and air defence systems, Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko was quoted as saying on Wednesday by the Belta state news agency. The delivery is likely to be interpreted asContinue reading “Russia to send arms, ‘maybe even S-400s’, to Belarus: Lukashenko”

Russia to deliver missile systems to post-coup Myanmar on time – RIA

Russia will deliver Pantsir missile defence systems to Myanmar on schedule as outlined in the relevant sales contract, the RIA news agency cited the head of Russia’s Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation as saying on Wednesday. The truck-mounted systems are used to shoot down aircraft, drones and cruise missiles. Rights activists have accused Moscow ofContinue reading “Russia to deliver missile systems to post-coup Myanmar on time – RIA”

Lauren Boebert Doubles Down On Her Praise For Taliban

Republican Representative Lauren Boebert got called out for her tweet where she praised the Taliban for being the ones who actually “built back better,” but instead of admitting that she made a blunder, she decided that she should double down on her praise for the group. Her own defense of her comments makes absolutely noContinue reading “Lauren Boebert Doubles Down On Her Praise For Taliban”

Bernie Sanders Is Set to Introduce a Resolution to End Arms Sale to Israel

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is set to introduce a resolution condemning the United States’ sale of $735 million in weapons to Israel, according to a draft obtained by multiple news outlets. The resolution, along with a similar push in the House, led by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), signals a significant departure among progressives from President Joe Biden’s stance towardContinue reading “Bernie Sanders Is Set to Introduce a Resolution to End Arms Sale to Israel”

Rashida Tlaib Physically Confronts Biden Over Israel – The Rational National

Democratic congresswoman Rashida Tlaib confronted President Joe Biden over his unwavering support of a right-wing Israeli government and their ongoing human rights violations.

BREAKING: AOC and progressive Democrats issue resolution to block US arms sales to Israel

US Reps Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib and Marc Pocan have issued a resolution opposing the sale of $735m in US weapons to the Israeli government. The resolution has six co-sponsors and is supported by more than 70 civil rights organisations, the lawmakers announced on 19 May.

Biden approves $735M weapons sale to Israel

The Biden administration has approved $735 million worth of precision-guided weapons to be sold to Israel, a congressional aide confirmed to The Hill on Monday. The sale, which Congress was officially notified of on May 5, has concerned some House Democrats who have pressed the administration to limit military support for the Israeli government in theContinue reading “Biden approves $735M weapons sale to Israel”

SIPRI: Saudi Arabia largest importer of arms, US biggest exporter

Over a third of the global weapons sold worldwide during the past five years came from the United States. About half of US arms transfers went to the Middle East. The US accounted for 37% of global arms sales during the 2016-2020 period and sold arms to 96 countries. Almost half of its sales wentContinue reading “SIPRI: Saudi Arabia largest importer of arms, US biggest exporter”

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