Hell freezes over as Obama allows U.N. Security Council to censure Israel: Daily Bullshit, December 23-25, 2016 (updated)

Updated for more on the U.N. censure of Israel,[1] for a story on the U.S. asking foreign visitors to list their social media profiles,[2] and for a story on Henry Kissinger seeking to influence Donald Trump.[3]


Israel

Jordan Fabian, “Why Obama broke with Israel at UN,” Hill, December 23, 2016, http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/311736-why-obama-broke-with-israel-at-un

Farnaz Fassihi and Carol E. Lee, “U.S. Allows U.N. to Censure Israel,” Wall Street Journal, December 23, 2016, http://www.wsj.com/articles/israeli-settlement-censure-back-on-u-n-calendar-1482515573

Geoffrey Aronson, “The UN settlement resolution is too little and too late,” Al Jazeera, December 25, 2016, http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2016/12/settlement-resolution-late-161225090002654.html

Ben White, “A symbolic resolution against Israeli settlements,” Al Jazeera, December 25, 2016, http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2016/12/symbolic-resolution-israeli-settlements-161225090953898.html


Unemployment

Steven Overly, “Artificial intelligence could cost millions of jobs. The White House says we need more of it,” Washington Post, December 20, 2016, https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/innovations/wp/2016/12/20/ai-could-cost-millions-of-jobs-the-white-house-says-we-need-more-of-it/


Aftermath

Tana Ganeva, “Harry Reid blasts ‘worthless’ DNC in blistering critique of Debbie Wasserman-Schultz,” Raw Story, December 22, 2016, http://www.rawstory.com/2016/12/harry-reid-blasts-worthless-dnc-in-blistering-critique-of-debbie-wasserman-schultz/


War on Security

Nadia Prupis, “US Government Quietly Starts Asking Travelers for Social Media Accounts,” Common Dreams, December 23, 2016, http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/12/23/us-government-quietly-starts-asking-travelers-social-media-accounts


Henry Kissinger

War criminal Henry Kissinger’s more recent protege was war criminal Hillary Clinton.[4] Now it appears he’ll serve Donald Trump.[5]

Nahal Toosi and Isaac Arnsdorf, “Kissinger, a longtime Putin confidant, sidles up to Trump,” Politico, December 24, 2016, http://www.politico.com/story/2016/12/trump-kissinger-russia-putin-232925

  1. [1]Geoffrey Aronson, “The UN settlement resolution is too little and too late,” Al Jazeera, December 25, 2016, http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2016/12/settlement-resolution-late-161225090002654.html; Ben White, “A symbolic resolution against Israeli settlements,” Al Jazeera, December 25, 2016, http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2016/12/symbolic-resolution-israeli-settlements-161225090953898.html
  2. [2]Nadia Prupis, “US Government Quietly Starts Asking Travelers for Social Media Accounts,” Common Dreams, December 23, 2016, http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/12/23/us-government-quietly-starts-asking-travelers-social-media-accounts
  3. [3]Nahal Toosi and Isaac Arnsdorf, “Kissinger, a longtime Putin confidant, sidles up to Trump,” Politico, December 24, 2016, http://www.politico.com/story/2016/12/trump-kissinger-russia-putin-232925
  4. [4]David Corn, “Hillary Clinton and Henry Kissinger: It’s Personal. Very Personal,” Mother Jones, February 12, 2016, http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2016/02/hillary-clinton-kissinger-vacation-dominican-republic-de-la-renta; Greg Grandin, “Henry Kissinger, Hillary Clinton’s Tutor in War and Peace,” Nation, February 5, 2016, http://www.thenation.com/article/henry-kissinger-hillary-clintons-tutor-in-war-and-peace/
  5. [5]Nahal Toosi and Isaac Arnsdorf, “Kissinger, a longtime Putin confidant, sidles up to Trump,” Politico, December 24, 2016, http://www.politico.com/story/2016/12/trump-kissinger-russia-putin-232925

3 thoughts on “Hell freezes over as Obama allows U.N. Security Council to censure Israel: Daily Bullshit, December 23-25, 2016 (updated)

  • December 24, 2016 at 20:46
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    @clacke I don’t think there’s any sense to be made of Trump’s policies, foreign or domestic. If ‘reactionary’ wasn’t already in use to describe capitalist libertarians, I might choose it to describe authoritarian populists who make up the larger part of Trump’s support. It’s probably a mistake to expect any political ideology to be coherent but with these folks, it’s purely about rage and backlash.

    Obama was wrongly perceived as anti-Israel. Therefore Trump is chauvinistic in the worst possible way in being pro-occupation.

    There will be a lot of ‘collateral damage’ with Trump. Maybe different collateral damage than there would have been with Clinton, but collateral damage nonetheless. And we should never forget that that terrible euphemism stands for a lot of dead human beings.

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