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RSN: Juan Cole | 'Locked and Loaded': Trump's 1960s Cowboyism Toward Korea and Venezuela

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Juan Cole | 'Locked and Loaded': Trump's 1960s Cowboyism Toward Korea and Venezuela
Donald Trump. (photo: Mark Seliger)
Juan Cole, Informed Comment
Cole writes: "If you were away from news on Friday, you might like to know that in addition to hot wars in Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq and Yemen (and maybe Somalia and Libya), the Trump administration talks as though it is on the brink of opening new fronts in Venezuela and North Korea (is this what Anthony Scaramucci meant by front-stabbing?)"
Violence Amid White Supremacist Rally Prompts State of Emergency in Charlottesville
Jason Wilson and Edward Helmore, Guardian UK
Excerpt: "Violent clashes erupted between far-right nationalists and counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, prompting the governor to declare a state of emergency."
Report: Robert Mueller Wants to Interview Priebus in Russia Probe
Josh Delk, The Hill
Delk writes: "Robert Mueller, the special counsel in charge of the Russia probe, plans to interview current and former senior Trump administration officials as part of his ongoing investigation, according to a new report on Saturday."
Trump Proves It: GOP's Immigration Stance Was Never About the Rule of Law
Joshua Holland, Rolling Stone
Holland writes: "'I love people who come in legally,' Donald Trump told a conservative gathering during the campaign, pivoting from a series of horror stories about ruthless foreigners murdering innocent Americans in cold blood."
On Guam, Resistance Grows to US Military Presence as North Korea Threatens Missiles off Island's Coast
LisaLinda Natividad, David Vine and Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!
Excerpt: "The front page of Guam's Pacific Daily News reads '14 Minutes!' That's how long it would take missiles fired from North Korea to reach the U.S. territory in the western Pacific if there is an escalation of the threat of nuclear war between the U.S. and North Korea."
Why Does Israel Keep the Bodies of Palestinians?
Zena Tahhan, Al Jazeera
Tahhan writes: "Mohammed Nassar has not seen his son in 15 years. On March 7, 2002, during the Second Intifada, or Palestinian uprising, he says his son Shadi 'left the house and never came back.'"
The World's Biggest Brands Are Pushing Indonesia's Endangered Elephants to Extinction
Emma Rae Lierley, Rainforest Action Network
Lierley writes: "The Leuser Ecosystem on the island of Sumatra in Indonesia thrums with life. It is an ancient, 6.5 million acres of lush rainforest and steamy peat swamps, and because of its rich biodiversity, is one of the most important rainforests still standing today."

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