Russia gets a free pass on war crimes, but America is imperialist?
The global left vocally condemned the U.S. bombing of a hospital in Kunduz. But Russia bombing hospitals in Syria? Silence. Earlier this month in the Afghan city of Kunduz, the U.S. committed an apparent war crime. At some point in the early hours of Oct. 3, a U.S. gunship fired on a hospital run by Medicins Sans Frontieres, destroying the facility, killing 22 people and injuring over 30. There is no doubt of the criminality of this act—even if, as the U.S. and Afghani governments have suggested, the attack occurred due to Taliban militants having some presence within the hospital compound (a claim vigorously denied by eyewitnesses and victims), it was still a crime. – The Daily Beast
How sleep disorders are affecting many veterans
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) – A Tucson man’s emotional Facebook post about his run-in with law enforcement has gone viral. The early-morning traffic stop didn’t end with an arrest, citation or worse, as has been the case in some recent highly publicized incidents around the country. Instead it ended with verbal warning and one man’s renewed appreciation for those who wear the badge… – NBC 12
Iraqis Adapt to life in UN refugee camp now held by ISIS
ERBIL, Iraq, Oct 29 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The rules are clear in Al Obaidi in northern Iraq, the only United Nations refugee camp in Iraq operating in territory controlled by Islamic State. Women have to cover their faces with a niqab and cannot walk around without a male escort. No alcohol or smoking is allowed. The Internet is forbidden although the chance of getting a connection is slim with cell towers in the area bordering Syria destroyed more than a year ago. – Thomson Reuters Foundation
Republican debate turns into a three ring circus
Donald Trump tangled with Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Jeb Bush called on Marco Rubio – his political protege – to resign his U.S. Senate seat in Wednesday’s Republican debate which turned into a cage match in Colorado. As the CNBC hosts progressively lost control of the event, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz turned openly hostile, accusing them all of being Democrats intent on damaging the GOP field. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie soon piled on the network, with Trump wrapping up his night by claiming he had strong-armed them into shortening the debate ‘so we can get the… – Mail Online
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