The Marshall Islands have a unique relationship with the United States. It used to be a territory. But since 1986, they have been considered a sovereign nation. However we have an obligation for their defense under a compact we signed.
So this is aimed at us, not so much the Marshallese.
Iran has opened fire at a U.S. cargo ship and directed it to Bandar Abbas port on the southern coast of Iran, Al Arabiya News Channel has reported on Tuesday.
A Pentagon spokesman confirmed to Reuters that Iranian forces had boarded a Marshall Island-flagged vessel, the MV Maersk Tigris, in the Gulf.
The Pentagon spokesman said the incident occurred when the Maersk Tigris was passing through the Strait of Hormuz. A U.S. government official said the ship was intercepted by the Naval force of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) at 0905 GMT.
U.S. planes and a destroyer were monitoring the situation after the vessel, the MV Maersk Tigris, made a distress call in the Strait of Hormuz, one of the world’s most important oil shipping channels.
The ‘Art of Politics’? Or the Art of ‘Space to Destroy’?
Baltimore not looking so charming right at the moment…
Because white people don’t have families and jobs to worry about.
Aww, they just need a hug.
You heard him, guys, get off that car and hug it out.
It is no surprise to Weasel Zippers readers, that some of the same ‘activists’ agitating in Ferguson are now also agitating in Baltimore. We have noted in the past that many didn’t start the agitating with Ferguson, but with Occupy and Anonymous as well as other leftists groups that existed prior to Ferguson, such as the Answer Coalition, the Party of Socialism and Liberation, the Revolutionary Communists and the People’s Power Assembly.
Today, Catherine Herridge at Fox reported that a data company has confirmed up to 50 social media accounts that were agitating in Ferguson are also agitating in Baltimore, providing more proof of the “professional traveling leftist protester” of whom we have spoken.
As we have noted, these ‘professionals’ are about exploiting any situation to advance the cause of ‘bringing down the evil system’.
Herridge has updated the report to say that the number is from 20-50 social media accounts involved. By our count, 50 is a reasonable estimate, and it’s likely more.
The data company is reporting another spike in activity and more activists in NYC and Philadelphia preparing to come to Baltimore.
Post-racial president strikes again.
For white people it’s a crime.
As a nation, we fail to comprehend Black political strategy in much the same way we fail to recognize the value of Black life.
We see ghettos and crime and absent parents where we should see communities actively struggling against mental health crises and premeditated economic exploitation. And when we see police cars being smashed and corporate property being destroyed, we should see reasonable responses to generations of extreme state violence, and logical decisions about what kind of actions yield the desired political results.
I’m overwhelmed by the pervasive slandering of protesters in Baltimore this weekend for not remaining peaceful. The bad-apple rhetoric would have us believe that most Baltimore protesters are demonstrating the right way—as is their constitutional right—and only a few are disrupting the peace, giving the movement a bad name.
This spin should be disregarded, first because of the virtual media blackout of any of the action happening on the ground, particularly over the weekend. Equally, it makes no sense to cite the Constitution in any demonstration for Black civil rights (that document was not written about us, remember?), but certainly not one organized specifically to call attention to the fact that the state breaks its own laws with regard to the oppressed on a nearly constant basis.
Praying to whom? . . . George Soros?
Yesterday, we reported the riot seemed to be set up on social media by teens calling for a ‘purge’ (acting as though there is no law) at the Mondawmin Mall.
Today reports on social media are indicating that another attack is threatened against the Securities Center Mall, another mall in Baltimore. That mall has closed as a precautionary measure.
AL, WHY ARE YOU YELLING AT US?
Fox just reported when reporters asked police why they were not responding to stop the rioters, reporters were told by the officers, “Ask the Mayor”, clearly implying they had been told not to move by the Mayor.
On Saturday, we reported the now-infamous statement from the Mayor about giving the protester/rioters ‘space’ to destroy.
When Republican Governor Hogan declared a State of Emergency last night, he also made comment about how he was glad that the Mayor “finally” called him. The National Guard is only arriving this morning. Hogan said that Obama had asked that they exercise “due restraint”.