Members of a secret Facebook group for current and former Border Patrol agents joked about the deaths of migrants, discussed throwing burritos at Latino members of Congress visiting a detention facility in Texas on Monday and posted a vulgar illustration depicting Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez engaged in oral sex with a detained migrant, according to screenshots of their postings.
CRIMINAL FOREIGN POLICY
- ABOMINATIONSCRIMINAL FOREIGN POLICYCULTURAL SAVAGERYRACISM
- CAPITALIST SICKNESSCRIMINAL FOREIGN POLICYMEDIA FRONTMEDIA SCUMNATO GANGSTERISM
P. PAVIMENTOV—One of the more absurd notions is that the ruling classes would be stupid and/or afraid. It is reading the situation entirely through a glass darkly as this already was demonstrated in the French Revolution to be wrong, where many heads were chopped off, but where the majority of the nobility and clergy remained in power as soon as the major revolutionary wave drained off and they re-established themselves during the Directorate and the Napoleonic empire and later by marrying into the rising industrial bourgeoisie.
- CHINACRIMINAL FOREIGN POLICYIMPERIAL WHORESIMPERIALISM
Last week, US President Donald Trump signed an executive order aimed at banning Chinese telecoms like Huawei from selling equipment to the US over an unacceptable risk to national security. Following the order, the US Department of Commerce announced the blacklisting of Huawei along with 70 of its affiliates. The step prevented US-based corporations from selling or transferring technology to Huawei without a license issued by the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS).
- CORPORATE FASCISMCRIMINAL FOREIGN POLICYIRANISRAELI EXCEPTIONALISMZIONCONS
PEPE ESCOBAR—Conversations with old-time Persian Gulf traders are quite enlightening. They attest, “if a pumping station is destroyed it takes two years to fill an order for a new pump. The Saudis maintain they have pumps in reserve. If all the pumps are destroyed in Saudi Arabia, no oil would flow for two years. The prime target would be Abqaiq. If this processing plant is destroyed, oil prices would soar.”Abqaiq, with an enormous capacity of 7 million barrels a day, is the primary oil processing plant for Arabian extra light and Arabian light crude oils.Assuming the drone attack was not a false flag, Persian Gulf traders were impressed with the accuracy of the drone at these distances for a precision hit. This would mean that Abqaiq itself is vulnerable