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God and #US Foreign Policy: an Analysis Via CounterPunch @NatCounterPunch

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Mr. Pompeo’s Unoriginal Assertion

Well, here we go again. God is back at work in support of the foreign policy of the United States. In fact, this time around, God has apparently gone so far as to rig the 2016 U.S. presidential election (and you thought it was the Russians!) in order to assure Donald Trump’s election. And why did the deity do so? To protect Israel from the bad guys in Teheran.

I know that many readers will find this scenario pretty far-fetched, but we do have it all on good authority—U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Pompeo’s revelation came in late March during an interview with the Christian Broadcast Network in Jerusalem. Asked if “it is possible God raised Donald Trump to be President in order to protect Israel from the Iranian menace,” Pompeo readily agreed. “As a Christian, I certainly believe that’s possible,” he said, and then transformed a possibility into a sure thing. He continued, “I am confident that the Lord is at work here when he sees the remarkable history of the faith in this place [Israel] and the work that our [U.S.] administration’s done to make sure that this democracy in the Middle East, that this Jewish state, remains.” Note the contradiction here—the bit about democracy and Jewish state. You can’t have a genuine democracy exclusively for one group (Jews) amidst a sea of others (Palestinians). However, if as Pompeo suggests, his God favors democracy and, one might logically assume, was the same God who brought down the white apartheid regime in South Africa, one might ask why should that God let Israel get away with what earned He, She, or Its wrath in apartheid South Africa? Could it be that Mr. Pompeo believes that a combination of Protestant fundamentalists and Zionists lobby in God’s realm just like they do in Congress, and that makes the difference? I bet that’s it.

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#Trump’s Secrecy Insulates #US Public from #CIA Drone War Via The Real News

#FactsMatter – #TSA #US / President of Flight Attendants Union Suggests General Strike to End #GovernmentShutdown – Via www.popularmechanics.com

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As the partial government shutdown stretches into a month long slog with no end in sight, TSA workers and other federal employees in the U.S. aviation industry have felt the strain of clocking in for work without the prospect of pay.

There’s been little reason to believe the stalemate between President Trump and Democratic members of Congress—stemming from a prospective $5 billion wall on the southern border with Mexico—will end, but a solution that could potentially bring the impasse to a halt was recently suggested by Association of Flight Attendants (AFA) President Sara Nelson: a general strike.

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@ifcop4p visit Santa Ifigenia cemetery in Cuba – Via Radio Cadena Agramonte

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The Pastors for Peace caravan for 29 consecutive years has come to Cuba in frank defiance of the North American regulations of the blockade, he said.

This project of Lucius Walker always received the attention of the Cuban people and the Commander in Chief, it is an admirable gesture of these people who travel in caravans all over the territory of the United States transmitting the truth about Cuba, they are already joined by people from other countries, he said.

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#FactsMatter – THE REAL STORY BEHIND THE HAVANA EMBASSY MYSTERY Via Vanity Fair

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The most dire diplomatic crisis of the Trump administration, or maybe just the weirdest, began without much notice in November 2016, some three weeks after the new president was elected. An American working at the U.S. Embassy in Havana—some call him Patient Zero—complained that he had heard strange noises outside his home. “It was annoying to the point where you had to go in the house and close all the windows and doors and turn up the TV,” the diplomat told ProPublica. Zero discussed the sound with his next-door neighbor, who also worked at the embassy. The neighbor said, yeah, he too had heard noises, which he described as “mechanical-sounding.”

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Crisis Point: The State of Literacy in America By The Room 241 Team / Via education.cu-portland.edu

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The United States is facing a literacy crisis. Yes, crisis. It isn’t new, but its impacts upon our kids, our economy, and our society are far-reaching and expanding. How bad is it? Take a look at some numbers.

  • More than 30 million adults in the United States cannot read, write, or do basic math above a third-grade level. — ProLiteracy
  • Children whose parents have low literacy levels have a 72 percent chance of being at the lowest reading levels themselves. These children are more likely to get poor grades, display behavioral problems, have high absentee rates, repeat school years, or drop out. — National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
  • 75 percent of state prison inmates did not complete high school or can be classified as low literate. — Rand Report: Evaluating the Effectiveness of Correctional Education
  • Low literacy is said to be connected to over $230 billion a year in health care costs because almost half of Americans cannot read well enough to comprehend health information, incurring higher costs. — American Journal of Public Health

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#FactsMatter – THE #US STATE DEPARTMENT USES THE GRANTING OF VISAS TO AFFECT DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS WITH #CUBA / Via CubaMinrex #RollingBackPolicy

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Related / Trump Rolling Back Policy

During the past few months, the U.S. State Department has been concocting a new pretext to affect bilateral diplomatic relations, associated to the granting of the diplomatic and official visas required by the staff of the respective embassies in Washington and Havana to perform their duties. The maneuver consists of claiming that Cuba is hindering the granting of visas for designated officials at the U.S. embassy in Cuba, which allegedly hinders the work of that diplomatic mission.

In doing so, the State Department deliberately conceals the fact that it was the U.S. government that unilaterally decided to downsize its staff in Havana in September, 2017, including particularly the staff in charge of consular services, with the consequent encumbrance for Cuban and U.S. citizens who depend on those services. The U.S. government decided to arbitrarily and unjustly expel 15 Cuban diplomatic officials from the Cuban embassy in Washington in October of that same year.

Since that date, the work of both diplomatic missions has been affected by these unilateral decisions. Likewise, the granting of the visas required by the staff of the respective embassies has been subject to whimsical approvals and delays by the State Department.

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Cuba’s president meets U.S. Senator Corker amid tense bilateral relations – Via Reuters + receives the Chairman of the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations – Via Granma Cuba

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Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel met U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker, who is on a trip to Havana to discuss tense bilateral relations and other “matters of common interest”, state-run media reported on Thursday.

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The President of the Councils of State and Ministers Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez received, this Thursday afternoon, the Republican Senator for Tennessee, Robert Corker, chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, who is visiting Cuba accompanied by two of his legislative assistants.

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Empire Files: The Hidden War on Trans Rights – Via TeleSurEnglish

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