A top scientist at the Department of Energy was fired for not toeing the Obama administration’s line regarding climate science, a new congressional investigation found.
The report released by Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), chairman of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, alleges that DOE officials withheld information from Congress and fired a top scientist at the agency all to advance the Obama administration’s climate agenda.
2. US ambassador to the UN trashes Israel during lead up to security council vote on Jews building homes where Muslims don’t want them to.
The United Nations Security Council has passed a resolution urging an end to illegal Israeli settlements after the US refused to veto it.
The Egyptian-drafted resolution had been withdrawn after Israel asked Donald Trump to intervene but it was proposed again by Malaysia, New Zealand, Senegal and Venezuela.
The US has traditionally sheltered Israel from condemnatory resolutions.
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu said he would not abide by the vote.
The Palestinian leadership welcomed the resolution, which was passed by 14 votes to zero, with one abstention.
4. Stephen Harper tweets to Trump about the UN resolution.
— Stephen Harper (@stephenharper) December 23, 2016
5. This CBC article just reports facts and doesn’t act as a propagandist one way or the other. Here is a more typical example of CBC reporting when it comes to Israel. Prepare to be amazed on today’s however.
The Obama administration allowed the UN Security Council to adopt a resolution Friday demanding an end to Israeli settlements, defying pressure from U.S. president-elect Donald Trump as well as Israel and several U.S. senators who urged Washington to use its veto.
The resolution was put forward at the 15-member council for a vote on Friday by New Zealand, Malaysia, Venezuela and Senegal a day after Egypt withdrew it under pressure from Israel and Trump.
Israel and Trump had called on the United States to veto the measure. It was adopted with 14 votes in favour, to a round of applause.
Parting shot by Obama
The U.S. abstention was seen as a parting shot by U.S. President Barack Obama, who has had an acrimonious relationship with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and who has made settlements a major target of peace efforts that have proven ultimately futile.
(This must have been written by someone they are contractually obliged to publish)
6. Geert Wilders’ tweet:
Obama betrayed Israel.
Thank God for Trump.
My advise to my Israeli friends: ignore the UN and keep building more and more settlements. https://t.co/rd121jWKkq
— Geert Wilders (@geertwilderspvv) December 23, 2016
Dear Jewish people. If you do not know by now who your friends and enemies are, I suggest changing your name right away.
But it feels like this UN security council resolution deserves its own. Its hard to see this thing not resulting in a lot of dead people.