Hottest News Picks for September 9, 2019

1 Taliban Attacks Kabul; Trump Calls off Peace Talks

Peace talks with the Taliban were nearing completion after nearly 20 years of conflict. In fact, President Trump was all set to meet with the Taliban and Afgan leaders in secret before the Taliban attack in Kabul. The strike left 12 dead, including a US soldier.

Trump immediately called off the talks, saying that “If they cannot agree to a ceasefire during these very important peace talks, and would even kill 12 innocent people, then they probably don’t have the power to negotiate a meaningful agreement anyway.”

America currently has 14,000 troops in Afghanistan, which the president wanted to lower to below 10,000. Now, an agreement between the Taliban, the Afghan government, and the US has been temporarily shattered. Trump will keep forces in Afghanistan until he believes the time is right for us to finally leave.

2 DNC Compiles “Evidence” Against Trump

Democrats are using every trick in the political playbook to try and win the 2020 presidency. Their latest attempt involves compiling as much “data” as possible about Trump’s apparent shortcomings by sifting through over 7,000 lawsuits. This information will be distributed to local reporters and political groups in battleground states.

In other words, the Dems are just creating propaganda of epic proportions to misguide swing-state voters.

This Axios report openly admits that this information is specifically meant to be weaponized against Trump.

If Democrats had enough good ideas of their own, then they wouldn’t have to resort to weaponizing propaganda to win elections. Their dishonesty will ultimately cost them the election once the average voter sees through this charade. If you live in a battleground state, don’t be fooled by the sudden surge of anti-Trump messaging to hit the media.

3 Putin’s Reign Under Threat

What was supposed to be a fairly low-key Russian election may turn into a movement that would end Putin’s rule over the nation.

Protesters organized to contest Moscow’s city council election when opposing parties were prevented from running. The government is attempting to suppress any resistance to the current administration under Putin. Some protesters fighting against his political party have been jailed for years for merely attending these “unsanctioned rallies.“

The levels of repression and civil resistance are going to rise, and I think that’s the likely scenario in the coming political seasons. I don’t see any radical changes… I see both sides continually raising the stakes.

-Sergei Medvedev, Political Science Professor in Moscow

Russia’s next set of legislative elections will happen in 2021. Few are certain what the future holds for Russia in light of this explosive response to a standard city council election. If Putin continues to oppress his people and his competition, protests could escalate and become deadly.

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