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The Pentagon Wants to Deploy 10,000 More Troops to the Middle East

The Pentagon will be presenting the White House with plans to send up to 10,000 more troops to the Middle East on Thursday.

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The Pentagon will be presenting the White House with plans to send up to 10,000 more troops to the Middle East on Thursday.

Sending this many American soldiers overseas will stand in stark contrast to the campaign promise to bring troops home made by President Donald Trump.

The plans, US officials told the Associated Press, is to “beef up defenses against potential Iranian threats.”

“The officials said no final decision has been made yet, and it’s not clear if the White House would approve sending all or just some of the requested forces. Officials said the move is not in response to any new threat from Iran, but is aimed at reinforcing security in the region. They said the troops would be defensive forces, and the discussions include additional Patriot missile batteries, more ships and increased efforts to monitor Iran,” AP reports.

While discussing Syria in January, President Trump tweeted that the US must cease it’s endless wars and bring troops home.

Trump wrote that “it is now time to bring our troops back home. Stop the ENDLESS WARS!”

Likewise, in an interview with Fox News on Sunday, President Trump blamed the military industrial complex for constantly attempting to push the US into conflicts. He stated that he does not want to go to war with Iran and would prefer to handle the situation economically.

“Well, I’m the one that talks about these wars that are 19 years (long), and people are just there. And don’t kid yourself, you do have a military industrial complex. They do like war,” Trump said in his interview with Fox News’s Steve Hilton. 

“You know, In Syria with the caliphate, so I wipe out 100% of the caliphate that doesn’t mean you’re not going to have these crazy people going around, blowing up stores and blowing up things, these are seriously ill people…But I wiped out 100 percent of the caliphate,” Trump continued. “I said, I want to bring our troops back home — the place went crazy. They want to keep– you have people here in Washington, they never want to leave. I said, you know what I’ll do, I’ll leave a couple hundred soldiers behind, but if it was up to them they’d bring thousands of soldiers in.”

A bipartisan group of lawmakers also held a press conference on Wednesday urging against war with Iran and calling for the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) to be repealed. Speakers included Republican Rep. Thomas Massie and Rep. Barbara Lee.

During Rep. Massie’s speech, he explained that the best way for President Trump to avoid going to war with Iran is simply not to do it.

“It doesn’t matter whether your favorite Founding Father was Hamilton, Madison, Jefferson or Washington — they all recognized the wisdom in leaving the power to declare war in the Legislative Branch and the danger of letting the Executive Branch have that power,” Rep. Massie said. “The president said he doesn’t want war with Iran and I believe him. But, the easiest way not to have war with Iran is not to start a war with Iran.”

Rep. Massie added that, “he is not authorized, nor is any president authorized, to commit an act of war against any other country without a declaration from Congress.”

Congressman Massie: Stop the Endless Wars

This morning, I joined my colleagues in front of the U.S. Capitol building to encourage the repeal of the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF). The AUMF has been used to justify many unconstitutional military engagements. The Constitution grants the Legislative Branch the power to declare war—not the Executive. Great countries do not fight endless wars.Many thanks to Congresswoman Barbara Lee for leading on this issue.

Posted by Congressman Thomas Massie on Wednesday, May 22, 2019

“I think it’s important that we remember that,” he added.

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At Least Seven Protesters Shot In Louisville As Attempt Was Made to Flip Police Vehicle

There has been riots across the nation over the death of a Minneapolis man in police custody on Monday.

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At least seven protesters have been shot in Louisville as an attempt was made to flip a police vehicle on Thursday evening.

It has been confirmed that one of them is critical, but the condition of the others is not yet known.

There has been violence, riots, looting, and arson across the nation as people protest the death of a Minneapolis man in police custody on Monday.

Rumors quickly circulated on Twitter that police had fire the shots, but the department has said that this was not true.

“There have been some arrests, but at this time we are not able to tell you how many as the situation is ongoing,” a statement from department spokeswoman Alicia Smiley to the Courier Journal said. “Information on those arrests will be available tomorrow through court records of the arrests.”

She added that police did not fire their weapons.

The Louisville protest was over a woman named Breonna Taylor who was shot by Louisville police in March during a raid at her home.

The family of Taylor has called for people to stop rioting and go home before more people get hurt.

“Louisville, thank you so much for saying Breonna’s name tonight. We are not going to stop until we get justice,” a woman says in a video tweeted by Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer. “But we should stop tonight before people get hurt. Please go home, be safe and be ready to keep fighting.”

Approximately 500 people marched through the streets before getting into a standoff with police.

“Meanwhile, live video from downtown Louisville around 12:30 a.m. shows some protesters behind makeshift wooden barricades, which appeared to be made out of picnic tables spray-painted with the words “You can’t kill us all.” Police in body armor and face shields held batons and lined up around Louisville City Hall. They appeared to fire rubber bullets and deploy tear gas canisters, fogging the air and inducing coughs among the remaining members of the crowd,” ABC7 reports.

The protest was ongoing after midnight on Friday morning.

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St. Paul Police: Over 170 Businesses Damaged and Looted During Thursday Riot

Many of them are small businesses that were already struggling due to the pandemic.

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The St. Paul Police Department has announced that over 170 businesses in the city were damaged or looted during the riot on Thursday.

The rioting began early in the afternoon and continued throughout the evening.

“As Thursday turns to Friday, our officers continue to work shoulder-to-shoulder with local, state, federal and fire partners to protect St. Paul,” the department tweeted. “More than 170 businesses damaged or looted. Dozens of fires. Thankfully, no reports of serious injuries. Calm on the horizon.”

The riot began when a group of 50 or 60 people attempted to loot a Target store in the Midway neighborhood. When police arrived, they reportedly dropped their stolen goods and ran down the street where they began to destroy other shops.

Many of them are small businesses that were already struggling due to the pandemic.

“Soon after, another group of people tried to ransack a Foot Locker store on University Avenue across the street. Police again intervened, resulting in a standoff between officers and the rioters,” Fox 9 reports.

Other stores that were targeted included Foot Locker and TJ Maxx.

During the riot, rocks, bricks and bottles of alcohol were thrown at police officers and their squad cars.

When the criminals began to move towards the State Capitol, Senators and their staff were told to evacuate in the “interest of public safety.”

By afternoon, armed citizens began to protest some local businesses.

The rioters have been in response to the death of George Floyd while he was in police custody in Minneapolis on Monday. A video of him telling an officer who had his knee on his neck that he could not breathe rapidly went viral and set off chaos across the nation.

There has been rioting in Ohio, Colorado, Minnesota and Kentucky.

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Watch: Rioters Loot Minneapolis Police Department, Cut Gas Lines, Reports of Women Being Kidnapped

There are also reports that women have been kidnapped during the riot.

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All hell has broken loose in Minneapolis as rioters looted a police department before setting it on fire, chased away police officers, and reportedly kidnapped multiple women.

Rioters were caught on camera chasing away police officers who were abandoning the 3rd precinct police department before it was entered by the criminals and lit on fire.

The criminals stormed the building shortly after — smashing everything they could find, looting, and lighting various rooms on fire.

The City of Minneapolis is now pleading with people to leave the scene, as there have been reports that protesters threw propane tanks inside and have cut the gas line.

“We’re hearing unconfirmed reports that gas lines to the Third Precinct have been cut and other explosive materials are in the building,” the city tweeted from their official account. “If you are near the building, for your safety, PLEASE RETREAT in the event the building explodes.”

There have also been reports that women have been kidnapped during the riot.

Libor Jany, a reporter from the Star Tribune wrote on Twitter that “amidst all this, police are being called to investigate a possible kidnapping from the parking lot across the street from their burning station; a screaming woman was said to have been forcibly put into a vehicle that then sped away, according to scanner traffic.”

“CVS on Snelling is on Fire. Car jacking and kidnapping just occurred. They’re shooting st random cars on university. Do not leave your home. It is extremely dangerous in here,” a Twitter user from Minneapolis wrote.

The National Guard has now deployed 500 soldiers to the area and began to arrive close to midnight.

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