Quick point of order regarding the Kansas City mainstream media game and a dearth of coverage providing street level reaction to global events . . .
SO FAR LOCAL MSM HAS IGNORED PROTESTS THAT SPRANG UP QUICKLY AMID AMERICAN CONFLICT WITH IRAN!!!
Last night and into the morning we shared a good back and forth about the sitch.
Right now we notice dozens more signing up for a protest tomorrow.
In the context of nationwide debate, it's worth mentioning the smaller KCMO protest against the military flexing was immediate on local streets. From the outset of the conflict, Kansas City residents were quick to voice their opposition:
"ORKC members joined many others at Country Club Plaza today to protest the recent actions made by the government in Iran, and demand an end to the endless wars in the middle east." https://www.facebook.com/OurRevolutionKC/posts/1025836507788854
And here's the latest news links blast on the evolving topic . . .
Trump Talk Backfired???
Donald Trump had the opportunity of his presidency to stand at a White House lectern, look out on the country he leads, and declare to the world his victory over Iran after a deadly standoff. He blew that chance.
Prez Trump Blames Hot Mess On Former Prez Obama
President Trump took direct aim at former President Barack Obama on Wednesday, blaming the last administration for giving Iran money that he claimed was then used by Tehran to pay for missiles that were aimed at U.S. troops in Iraq.
Follow The Leader
On the morning after Iranian missile attacks on Iraqi bases where U.S. forces are stationed, President Trump delivered a televised address from the White House that offered a condensed version of every national security trope beloved of Republicans and a good chunk of his campaign stump speech.
Today's Military Slow Down
Senators are hoping for an off-ramp from U.S.-Iran tensions as leaders from both countries struck notes of de-escalation a day after Tehran's missile attacks. In announcing new sanctions Wednesday, Trump also dialed back his rhetoric during remarks from the White House, saying the two countries should "work together" on "shared priorities."
War Boners Soften
"His instincts still are for not being bogged down in the Middle East in large wars," Paul said. The Kentucky Republican added that "it would be a good time for us to bring our troops home from Iraq" and that it's "an opportune time to reassess whether or not we have any kind of vital security interest in Iraq in particular."
Markets Make Good
The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq hit record highs after President Donald Trump's comments eased fears of an all-out conflict in the Middle East, as Iran retaliated by firing missiles following the death of an Iranian general last week in a U.S. airstrike.
Follow The Golden Rule!!!
By Gold futures on Wednesday were off their highs but were hanging around their loftiest levels since 2013 after briefly bursting through at $1,600, following an Iranian retaliatory strike against U.S. miliary bases in Iraq late Tuesday. Iran fired more than a dozen missiles at bases in Iraq where U.S.
Developing . . .