Trump admin moves to allow troops to use force, perform law enforcement at border
The White House late Tuesday signed a memo allowing troops stationed at the border to engage in some law enforcement roles and use lethal force, if necessary — a move that legal experts have cautioned may run afoul of the Posse Comitatus Act.
The new “Cabinet order” was signed by White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, not President Donald Trump. It allows “Department of Defense military personnel” to “perform those military protective activities that the Secretary of Defense determines are reasonably necessary” to protect border agents, including “a show or use of force (including lethal force, where necessary), crowd control, temporary detention. and cursory search.”
However an earlier “decision memo” that came to the same recommendations that were contained in the “cabinet memo” was signed by President Trump, according to documents obtained by Newsweek.
Dutch Social Affairs Minister Wouter Koolmees has admitted that Turkish weekend schools in the Netherlands, which are seeking subsidies from Ankara, were virtually devoid of any supervision, according to a report by the Dutch De Telegraaf daily.
In an answer to parliamentary questions Koolmees made clear how little he is able to do at the schools because they are not covered by education legislation and thus cannot be inspected.
Members of parliament were already worried that Turkey wanted to grant subsidies to the weekend schools. The government has now learned from Ankara that some 15 schools have requested financial support from the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an.
The Netherlands has expressed concern about the situation but is unable to take any action, Koolmees said; however, he tried to reassure the lawmakers, saying that the Turkish government promised “maximum transparency” in discussions on the issue.
In comments to a meeting of Mukhtars at the Presidency’s resident, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoganaccused George Soros, who he termed “the famous Hungarian Jew,” of being behind historic protests in Turkey. The comments are now stirring controversy among Turkish commentators on social media.
In a speech at the 48th meeting of Mukhtars, or village headmen, in Ankara, the Turkish president slammed a jailed Turkish philanthropist named Osman Kavala, claiming that Kavala was financing the 2013 Gezi park protests and that he was supported by George Soros. The speech and the term “Soros, the famous Hungarian Jew,” were widely reported at Turkish media such as Yeni Safak, which supports the governmet. Soros has become a lightning rod of criticism recently, particularly on the right in Europe and the US with accusations that he funds left-leaning causes. Many see attacks on Soros as a form of antisemitism, implying that a powerful Jewish philanthropist exercises global influence.
4. Selective enforcement at its simplest.
(I have been looking for a piece of film like this for a long time, ever since a fellow I know was told he had to remove his SUNGLASSES at an Ottawa bank next to a burka woman.
And here it is in HD. but in Australia, which tells you the selective enforcement policy is world wide, and against non-muslims.)
5. PVV Video: Global Compact on Migration
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