Author: Jane Philips

IRANIAN MILITARY LEADER THREATENS PRESIDENT-ELECT TRUMP

A senior Iranian military official lashed out on Thursday over the election of Donald Trump, calling the next American president a “joke” and warning him against threatening Iranian interests in the region. Gen. Mohammad Hossein Bagheri, the Iranian Armed Forces’ chief of staff, warned Trump against “confronting” Iranian military assets in the Persian Gulf amid a series of incidents in the region in which Iranian-backed terrorists have attacked U.S. Navy vessels. “The person who has recently achieved power, has talked off the top of his head!” Bagheri was quoted as saying in Iran’s state-controlled media. “Threatening Iran in the...

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ONTARIO JUDGE’S PRO-TRUMP BASEBALL CAP CAUSES COURTHOUSE UPROAR

An Ontario Court judge wore a “Make America Great Again” hat in his courtroom the day after the U.S. election to mark president-elect Donald Trump’s “historic” victory, according to a source in the room. Ontario Court Justice Bernd Zabel arrived at the John Sopinka courthouse in Hamilton on Wednesday morning wearing Mr. Trump’s signature campaign hat, according to the source, and addressed the numerous lawyers, police officers and defendants. Another witness in the courtroom did not dispute the details. The incident has prompted an outcry from legal observers who say Justice Zabel’s political display undermines the public’s confidence in...

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Trump Is President: Now What?

On November 9, Americans woke up to the announcement that they have narrowly avoided the apparent worst-case scenario, i.e. a Hillary Clinton presidency. Most researchers and activists of good will were happy if not outright ecstatic that the wicked witch of the West was finally gone, hopefully for good. Others simply acknowledged that a change in power would take place in January, 2017 but argue that there will be no discernible difference between a Trump administration and the Obama administration just as the Bush-Obama years were those of a seamless transition. But while we may take some temporary relief...

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TALIBAN ATTACK ON GERMAN CONSULATE IN AFGHANISTAN: CAR BOMBER KILLS 4, INJURES OVER 100

A suicide car bomber rammed the gate of the German consulate in the northern Afghan city of Mazar-i-Sharif late Thursday, killing four people and injuring over 100, officials said. “The blast was too loud and powerful, which shattered windows, and many civilians were wounded inside their homes,” Dr. Noor Mohammad Faiz said, according to the Associated Press (AP). Of the four dead, two were civilians and two bodies are yet to be identified. Faiz said the bodies have been brought to the Balkh hospital. He put the number of people wounded at 115. According to Abdul Raziq Qaderi, head...

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Michael Moore Shows Up at Trump Tower, Demands Meeting with President-Elect

Documentary filmmaker Michael Moore showed up at Trump Tower in New York City on Saturday seeking a one-on-one meeting with President-elect Donald Trump. “I’m going to join the people who’ve formed a protest of this racist, sociopath on his way to the White House,” Moore said in a Facebook live video that has received more than a million views. Moore, a left-wing activist who predicted Trump’s victory, attempted to enter Trump Tower at around 1:00 p.m., wearing a San Francisco 49ers cap. After Moore attempted to walk inside the building, security told him he would need to go to the back of...

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