Italy’s ‘Nuclear Option’ on Migrants ; Pussy Riot Nails Left’s Scapegoating of Putin ...and More Picks
Italy’s ‘Nuclear Option’ on Migrants ; Pussy Riot Nails Left’s Scapegoating of Putin ...and More Picks for 7/18
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Italy Threatens ‘Nuclear Option’ to Send Migrants North (Jeff C.)
Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni is livid that the rest of Europe has refused to take its fair share of migrants and that they have closed ports to rescue ships as the number of refugees attempting the treacherous crossing from Libya to the Continent has surged.
French President Macron Equates ‘Anti-Zionism’ with ‘Anti-Semitism’ (Dan)
The statement comes after a wave of attacks against Jewish institutions and individuals.
Manafort Again in the Hot Seat (Russ)
New York prosecutors are following a paper trail of a former Trump campaign manager that leads up to $16mil – and the doorstep of Paul Manafort.
Pussy Riot Founder: US Liberals Scapegoat Putin (Trevin)
In a podcast interview with David Sirota, the Russian group’s founder, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, compared the left’s scapegoating of Putin with Trump blaming “Muslims and Mexican workers” for America’s problems.
South Korea Proposes Dialogue with the North (Dan)
Liberal president Moon’s attempt at dialogue, rather than confrontation, is a new approach to solving the conflict. Previous attempts at dialogue were made by the North but were rebuffed by the South’s then Conservative president. However this proposal comes on the backdrop of US-South Korea testing of missile defense system THAAD.