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Hug your children tonight @IvankaTrump - and know you are complicit in the death and terror plaguing these children
@IvankaTrump and we all know you are a champion for women ... right.
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Ok I understand the impluse to call what may happen to the Kurds a #TrumpGenocide

And it is. But not just his. It's an Obama Genocide. A George W. Bush Genocide. A Bill Clinton Genocide. A George H.W. Bush Genocide. What is happening in the Middle East did not start with Trump
In 1953 the US organized a coup to overthrow the Prime Minister of Iran and reinstall the Shah. The Shah's brutality ushered in the 1979 Islamic Revolution which led to the Iran-Iraq War in the 1980s.

The US armed the Iraqis in order to stop Iran from gaining regional power
Saddam Hussein was an American ally against Iran. We bankrolled his genocide against Iraqi Kurds. Then he invaded Kuwait and we switched, wanting to protect our relationship with other Gulf states
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Today my 12 year old asked me why people still support trump. I answered that I really didn’t know. Later, while mowing the yard, I thought about it and came up with several reasons.
As I thought about it, I realized that a lot of the reasons sounded like things various characters from the Office would think. Here’s what I came up with:
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Trump Urged Then-Secretary of State Tillerson to Help Drop DOJ Case Against Giuliani’s Client: Report #RezaZarrab #TrumpTowersIstanblul… via @thedailybeast
@thedailybeast "President Trump urged then-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to help convince the Justice Department to drop a criminal case against Iranian-Turkish trader Reza Zarrab—then a client of Rudy Giuliani—in a 2017 Oval Office meeting, according to Bloomberg."
"Tillerson reportedly refused, saying the move would amount to interference in an active investigation. He is also said to have emphasized to then-CoS John Kelly in a separate conversation that the request to the DOJ would be illegal...." #RezaZarrab #TrumpTowersIstanbul
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Trump’s Northern Syría Decision (Involving Türkey & The Kürds) Explained.

How Syria’s Kurds are trying to create a democracy.

Turkish-Backed Fighters Train for Syria Incursion.

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Saudi first: Trump wants to start a war with Iran when MBS gives the order by @mehdirhasan
On the word of a single, likely compromised, U.S. official, CBS says the Saudi oil attack was approved by Iran's supreme leader.

This story deserves our skepticism.…
I gotta say, this doesn't FEEL smart.

Under Trump arms deal, US smart bombs to be built in Saudi Arabia

We should not hand the Saudis valuable weapons tech given the kingdom's conduct in Yemen and its human rights record.…
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