It’s fine to help Saudi Arabia with its missile defense system, certainly, but the president has also rattled the proverbial saber, saying that the United States is “locked and loaded” when it comes to Iran. And he seemed to leave it up to the Saudi kingdom to determine the US response, tweeting that he was waiting to hear from the Saudis regarding “under what terms we would proceed” after the refinery attack. Since then, we have witnessed the bizarre instance of the Saudi foreign minister acting as though he were a high US government official by warning that “there comes a point when even America’s patience runs out — and Iran must be aware of that.” … [Read more...] about The US shouldn’t take military action against Iran
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US President Donald Trump has angered even his own Republican allies with the Syria pullout decision AFP/Andrew CABALLERO-REYNOLDS The White House issued a late-night statement Sunday that it was effectively abandoning the Kurds who did most of the fighting alongside US forces to drive Islamic State extremists from northern Syria. … [Read more...] about Trump walks away from Syria and Republican allies
The U.S. has had about 1,000 troops in northeastern Syria allied with the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces to combat IS. The Pentagon previously had pulled about 30 of these troops from the Turkish attack zone along the border. With an escalation of violence, a widening of the Turkish incursion and the prospect of a deepening conflict, all U.S. forces along the border will now follow that move. It was unclear where they would go. … [Read more...] about Trump says he plans to issue new sanctions against Turkey
“While there is still more work to do, I am proud of the progress that has been made to not only improve the development and planning process within the agency, but modernize outdated operational functions internally and externally,” Golden said in the statement. “Proposing to abolish the BPDA ignores the reality of the present day community-based planning agency, and discredits the hard working staff who are in our neighborhoods every single day engaging residents on how we prepare for Boston’s future.” … [Read more...] about Michelle Wu wants to abolish the BPDA. Here’s what to know.
2. JUANCHO E. YRAUSQUIN AIRPORT, SABA ISLAND Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport is located approximately 45 km (28 mi) south of St Maarten, on the minuscule Dutch Caribbean island of Saba, also known as the original King Kong movie island. With a runway of only 400 m (1300 ft) in total length, this makes it the world’s shortest commercial airport runway. The airport is wedged on a rocky outcrop at the foot of a mountain, with jagged terrain on one side and cliffs dropping into the sea at the other ends of the runway, so any landing here is a nerve-wracking challenge. Although the airport is closed to jet traffic, regional airline propeller aircraft are able to land there under waivers from The Netherlands Antilles’ Civil Aviation Authority. … [Read more...] about Top 10 most dangerous airports in the world