Tag: killing

Wars Postponed Worldwide As Soldiers Take Break From Killing To Dodge Death By Virus

“We must protect the health of our fighting forces so they can live to be killed on the battlefield another day,” says Ukrainian general Malaysian soldiers delaying battlefield death in order to limit virus casualties. (Credit: www.thetruenet.com/news/police-army-to-ensure-social-distancing) A ceasefire has been declared in every war zone worldwide, as top military leaders agree to suspend killings in armed conflict to prevent deaths from the coronavirus. “It’s very important that we quarantine our soldiers immediately,” said Lieutenant General Mika Kutsyatyn of the Ukrainian army. “This is the only way to protect our fighting forces so they can live to kill and be ... Read more

Trump: Killing You Not Just Quickly but Slowly, Too

In what would be a very big story at any time other than pandemic season, the Trump administration today officially rolled back the fuel efficiency and emissions standards on cars that the Obama administration promulgated in 2012. Instead of requiring automakers to increase efficiency by 5 percent a year so that cars could get an average of 54 miles per gallon by 2025, Trump’s minions have decreed that efficiency should increase by just 1.5 percent a year so cars could get 40 miles per gallon in 2026. Worse still, the new rules, the administration contends, should apply to California and ... Read more

Let the Killing Stop | The Nation

Kurt Vonnegut Jr. (1922–2007) poses in his home in New York in the mid 1980s. (Oliver Morris / Getty Images) Thank you for signing up. For more from The Nation, check out our latest issue. Subscribe now for as little as $2 a month! Support Progressive Journalism The Nation is reader supported: Chip in $10 or more to help us continue to write about the issues that matter. Thank you for signing up. For more from The Nation, check out our latest issue. Travel With The Nation Be the first to hear about Nation Travels destinations, and explore the world ... Read more

U.S. Army Garrison Daegu killing it on social media via the #KillTheVirus COVID-19 awareness campaign

We’ve told you about some of the military COVID-19-related social media missteps, but here’s how it’s done right. Not only were several U.S. military posts in South Korea among the first to test troops for coronavirus, but in an effort to #KillTheVirus, U.S. Forces Korea social media accounts have been killing it. Like this latest effort, one in a series by U.S. Army Garrison Daegu, playing off popular war movies. In this case Stripes, the classic 1981 comedy directed by Ivan Reitman and starring Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, Warren Oates, P. J. Soles, Sean Young, and John Candy. Some units ... Read more

What’s Killing the White Working Class?

iStock In early January last year, the Fox News host Tucker Carlson took to the airwaves with a 15-minute rant about the way that American capitalism was crushing families and decimating white working-class communities. He blamed small government conservatives and liberal elites alike for ignoring the economic cause of the collapse of the working class. Conservatives, he complained, blame the problem solely on the breakdown of the traditional family. “Like the libertarians they claim to oppose, many social conservatives also consider markets sacrosanct,” Carlson said. “The idea that families are being crushed by market forces seems never to occur to ... Read more

Iranian diplomats instigated killing of dissident in Istanbul, Turkish officials say –

Source: Reuters ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Two intelligence officers at Iran’s consulate in Turkey instigated the killing last November of an Iranian dissident in Istanbul who criticized the Islamic Republic’s political and military leaders, two senior Turkish officials told Reuters. The accusation is likely to strain ties between Turkey and Iran, two regional powers which had grown closer under the government of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan. Masoud Molavi Vardanjani was shot dead on an Istanbul street on Nov. 14, 2019, a little over a year after the Turkish officials say he left Iran. A police report into the killing, published two ... Read more

Killing Our Economy Does Not Kill the Virus

What is more dangerous to a community, suffering a catastrophe that is fatal to one tenth of 1 percent of its population, or throwing its entire economy into chaos? It’s easier to answer this question if we use an example, so imagine you lived in a community of 2,000 people. Let’s say half of them work and the other half are retired, or are children, or have disabilities, etc. Of the 1,000 who work, let’s say 15 produce milk, 21 produce electricity, 32 repair cars and trucks, 39 are doctors and so on. All told, these 1,000 workers provide people ... Read more

Rouhani Says Iran Responded, Will Respond to Soleimani Killing –

Source: Asharq Al-Awsat Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. (Reuters) President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday Iran has responded, and will respond, to Washington’s assassination of Major-General Qassem Soleimani, the Revolutionary Guards commander killed in a US drone strike in Iraq in January. Rouhani was speaking following a cabinet meeting that was broadcast on state television. “The Americans assassinated our great commander. We have responded to that terrorist act and will respond to it,” he said in a televised speech. Soleimani, leader of the Revolutionary Guards’ Quds Force, was instrumental in expanding Iran’s military influence in the Middle East as the operative ... Read more

Navy Veteran Found Guilty of Killing Wife, Dumping Body in Bay 2 Years Later

Matthew Sullivan stabbed his wife to death in 2014, hid her body for two years, then disposed of it in San Diego Bay where it was quickly found, a jury decided on Friday. It took the panel of seven men and five women about a day and a half to reach a verdict, convicting the former Navy petty officer of second-degree murder and an allegation that he used a knife in the attack. Sullivan, sitting by his attorney as the verdicts were read Friday in Superior Court, let out a deep sigh when the court clerk announced he had been ... Read more

Daniel Davis: Killing of U.S. military members in Iraq should be followed by withdrawal of American forces

Two Americans killed by rocket strike in Iraq A senior U.S. military source tells Fox News the American service members were killed when rockets struck Camp Taji Military Base, 30 miles north of Baghdad; national security correspondent Jennifer Griffin reports from the Pentagon. Daniel Davis: Killing of U.S. military members in Iraq should be followed by withdrawal of American forces American warplanes launched airstrikes in Iraq Friday morning (local time) against the Iranian-backed Kata’eb Hezbollah militia group, the Pentagon announced. The strikes were retaliation for a rocket attack Wednesday on a military base in Iraq that killed two members of ... Read more