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NYC subway bomber wrote revealing post about Trump before the attack

“The suspected New York City subway bomber wrote a Facebook post apparently blaming President Donald Trump for the attack that he was about to commit,” writes Clark Mindock for independent.co.uk. The President also reiterated his call to overhaul the American immigration system following the attack, and another terrorist attack on Halloween in which a man drove a pickup truck through a bike lane.A cousin of the alleged bomber told reporters that he was surprised that his family member would have orchestrated the attempted terror attack. “My uncle [Ullah’s father] was…

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Clip reveals panic caused by detonation

“NOW WATCH: Watch a US Navy helicopter squadron fight the California wildfires by dropping huge barrels of water SEE ALSO: The ISIS-inspired NYC bomber chose to attack Port Authority because of its Christmas posters” writes Aol Staff for aol.com. Later, police would say that Ullah had been inspired by ISIS attacks on Christmas markets in Germany, and targeted Christmas-themed posters in the crowded subway passage, according to the New York Times. Source: aol.com Share This:

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Port Authority explosion was ‘attempted terrorist attack’

“This was an attempted terrorist attack,” New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a news conference outside the bus terminal Monday morning” writes Nj Advance Media for nj.com. A pipe bomb attack in a passenger subway corridor beneath the Port Authority Bus Terminal that injured the suspect and three others Monday morning is terror-related, New York City officials said. Source: nj.com Share This:

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IDS: The European Court of Justice’s authority must end if we are to take back control

“Second, and perhaps most important of all, it must be contingent on an end to the authority of the Court of Justice of the European Union, commonly known as the European Court of Justice (ECJ)” writes Iain Duncan Smith for telegraph.co.uk. First, a deal that includes reciprocal free trade without tariffs or non-tariff barriers between the UK and the EU and leaves the UK free to implement global trade deals. Judgment after judgment has redefined our relationship with the EU and, more often than not, widened the authority of the…

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Whitefish sues over payments for Puerto Rico power work

“In a Nov. 16 letter to the power authority, Arc President Ben Wilson said Whitefish had failed to pay it $8.7 million for work done by the subcontractor in Puerto Rico” writes The Associated Press for seattletimes.com. Whitefish was one of only two companies that offered immediate services after Hurricane Maria destroyed Puerto Rico’s power grid, according to the power authority’s former director, Ricardo Ramos, who resigned Nov. 17.Many people in Puerto Rico remain without power more than two months after Category 4 Maria devastated the island, killing at least…

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US nuclear general says would resist ‘illegal’ Trump strike order

“The top U.S. nuclear commander said on Saturday that he would resist President Donald Trump if he ordered an “illegal” launch of nuclear weapons” writes Yuri Gripas for cnbc.com. Some senators want legislation to alter the nuclear authority of the U.S. president and a Senate committee on Tuesday held the first congressional hearing in more than four decades on the president’s authority to launch a nuclear strike.Hyten, who is responsible for overseeing the U.S. nuclear arsenal, explained the process that would follow such a command.President, that’s illegal.’ And guess what…

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Senate to explore president’s unchecked nuclear authority

“Some aspects of presidential nuclear war-making powers are secret and therefore not well understood by the public” writes The Associated Press for seattletimes.com. Unlike North Korea, Russia has enough nuclear weapons to destroy the U.S. in minutes.The nature of the U.S. political world has changed, too, and Trump’s opponents — even within his own party — question whether he has too much power over nuclear weapons.WASHINGTON (AP) — Here’s a question rarely raised before Donald Trump ran for the White House: If the president ordered a pre-emptive nuclear strike, could…

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GOP senator announces hearing to probe Trump’s ‘authority to use nuclear weapons’

“Bob Corker, R-Tenn., announced Wednesday that he would convene a hearing to examine the president’s authority to use nuclear weapons” writes Christina Wilkie for cnbc.com. One, Brian McKeon, is the former Acting Under Secretary for Policy at the Department of Defense under President Barack Obama, and a critic of Trump’s approach to nuclear-armed North Korea. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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The Islamic World Doesn’t Need a Reformation

“Meanwhile, the pre-modern tolerance of the Muslim world did not evolve into a system of equal rights and liberties” writes Mustafa Akyol for theatlantic.com. The Muslim world is somewhere on that road at the moment, and more twists and turns probably await us in the decades to come.Besides, various “reform” movements have already emerged in the Muslim world in the past two centuries.Because there is no central religious authority, consider the only definitive authority available, which is the state. Source: theatlantic.com Share This:

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