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RainCaster

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A Reformed Republican who has seen evil and shook its hand. (Nixon) He now spends his time trying to change the world for the better.

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US leak of Manchester attacker's name strikes new blow to intelligence sharing

Source: The Guardian

American officials have been criticised for leaking the identity of the Manchester bomber before British police officially named him.

Salman Abedi was identified in media reports that attributed “US officials” as the source even as their British counterparts remained tight-lipped.

Manchester Arena bombing: thousands gather for vigil in city centre – live news
The disclosures renewed concerns over leaks from Donald Trump’s administration two weeks after the US president revealed classified information, apparently from Israel, to Russia’s foreign minister in a White House meeting. Critics warn that US allies may be less willing to share intelligence in the future.

Although UK journalists had Abedi’s name, the UK government and Greater Manchester police declined to confirm it more than two hours after it appeared in the US press. Earlier in the day, the government indicated it might not release the name at all on Tuesday because the investigation was continuing.

Read more: US leak of Manchester attacker's name strikes new blow to intelligence sharing https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/may/23/trump-administration-manchester-bomber-name-leak



First Israel, and now England are rethinking how they share Intel with the US.

Trump impeachment Movement

Yes, we all want it to happen. However, until the GOP finds its morals and backbone and retrieves its testicles from 45, nothing will happen. We all beat the drum, but not a damn thing will happen. Ever. The Republican Party needs to own treason, pure and simple. However, they don't care and why should they? We have nothing to offer as a viable alternative.

The Liberals (us) need to do several things VERY SOON:
* Figure out what the hell we stand for
* What we won't tolerate
* Craft the message
* Send it out

Once we have a real alternative to the screwups that are running this country now, THEN we can begin the campaign to take back our land.

OK, so this seems like it's in the wrong place, but it's not. We are supposed to debunk right wing Trumpery here. I think we need to debunk our own messages as well. We need to closely examine our own propaganda and taste our Koolaid with discernment. IMO, we have no real alternative yet. It's in our hearts, and we all know it when we hear it in the messages from Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and others. Now we must come together and learn to craft, then articulate the Message.
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