- A U.S. Air Force officer and his family were injured in the Brussels suicide bombings staged by ISIS.
George Soros contributed at least $210,000 to a super PAC that supports John Kasich. Care to guess what outcome Soros is trying to achieve with this?
I’m starting to see lots of articles like this one by Denise McAllister, arguing that if the Republican establishment fought President Obama with the same vigor it’s fighting Donald Trump, there wouldn’t be nearly as much interest in Trump:
I stand amazed as I see more energy and ire coming from political elites in their fight against Trump than I ever saw in the last seven years in response to a president who has used his power in Sauron-like style to dismantle and transform America from a city on a hill to a dark Orwellian dystopia.
- Angelo Codevilla argues that in Syria, the U.S. is actively harming its allies — the Kurds — and aiding its enemies:
It is a measure of the U.S. foreign policy establishment’s incompetence that the emergence of Kurdish states in former Iraq and Syria—the only positive development from the past quarter-century’s ill-conceived and badly managed U.S. involvement in the Levant—was unintended.
- Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler opposes a draft bill that would deny the FCC the power to set rates for broadband Internet access — even though he says the FCC has no intention of setting such rates.
ISIS attacked the military base in northern Iraq where Turkey stationed troops against the wishes of the government in Baghdad.
Iranian-backed Shiite militias are trying to become the Revolutionary Guard of Iraq, and in the process they’re openly defying the Iraqi government and military:
The model of the Revolutionary Guard, often cited by militia leaders, would be a dramatic change for Iraq’s militias. In Iran, the Guard is an elite force independent of — and better armed than — the military, tasked with “protecting” the Shiite cleric-led power structure. It is effectively a state within a state, rivaling the political strength of Iran’s supreme leader.
The official agency created to oversee the fighters, the Popular Mobilization Commission, has instead become the militias’ political lever in the machinery of power. The government now funds the militias, but some of them refuse to even give officials the names of their fighters, citing security concerns.
North Korea conducted a ground-based ejection test of its submarine-launched ballistic missile. They previously attempted an ejection test from a submarine, which failed and damaged the submarine.
Russia and Finland signed an agreement restricting immigration at two border crossings that have been popular with “refugees,” many of whom are actually economic migrants headed to Finland.