Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday accused Syria of using chemical weapons against its people, and U.S. officials told NBC News that they would release intelligence evidence to prepare the public for a possible military response.
President Barack Obama hasn’t made any decision on whether wage strikes against the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad, White House press secretary Jay Carney told reporters Monday. But other U.S. officials told NBC News that the administration could begin laying the groundwork by disclosing the evidence as early as Tuesday.
The officials said an attack isn’t imminent, because it will take time to make all the information public, and preparations must be coordinated with allies including Britain, France and Turkey. The U.S. is also unlikely to attack while a U.N. weapons team remains in Syria — and it isn’t scheduled to leave until Sunday.
The officials reiterated that any military action would be limited and not targeted at Assad because its goal would be to respond to the use of chemical weapons. Targets would be command and control bunkers, airfields and artillery.
I didn't want to post this. Hazel convinced me I should. I'm dropping it here and then running away to eat biscuits and drink wine. The partner post which shows a brighter future is I AM A FEMINIST. This post is, as I note later on, word vomit. Painful word vomit. But, you know what they say... better out than in.
As a continuation of our trip up into the Highlands, we visited the almighty Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle.
Urquhart Castle is really gorgeous and was shrouded in cloud and mist when we went. It really is a great place to see Loch Ness and has some really interesting history surrounding it's foundation and eventual destruction.
I like to build cultural bridges, and that's part of the reason I started this project on the Jicarilla Apache Nation. This is an image of Reynard Faber, the Chief of the Jicarilla Apache. To me this first image symbolizes the stereotypical image some might hold of an American Indian, but placed within a contemporary setting, therefore challenging that stereotype. I did make several photographs of Chief Faber in his traditional attire, but this ongoing project will also include tribal members in their day to day wear.
I loved this post on how to talk to your daughter about her body, and I wanted to create something similar for parents of boys. My friend Nathan and I put this list together, and would love to hear your input.
How to talk to your son about his body, step one: talk to your son about his body. Give him the vocabulary that he needs to communicate how he feels about himself.
Martin Bashir | July 17, 2013
Sensenbrenner key in Voting Rights Act fix
MSNBC host Ari Melber (“The Cycle”) joins Martin Bashir to explain why a Republican supporter of fixing the Voting Rights Act — Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin – may be the linchpin to getting Congress to pass one.
This past Saturday, approximately 175,000 to 200,000 people gathered and marched in Washington, D.C. to call attention to the civil rights challenges of our time. When Martin Luther King III and I called for this rally, it was widely assumed that we would not be able to get even 100,000 to participate. Those naysayers couldn’t have been more wrong. At a time when so many Americans are gravely concerned about voting rights, jobs, gun violence and safety, hundreds of thousands traveled from across the country to join us because they understand the fierce urgency of now. While we acknowledge progress achieved during the last 50 years, we are not blind to the great injustices of today. On Wednesday, President Obama and others will commemorate the ‘March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.’ We will be a part of that celebration, but we remain passionate about the continuation of the actualization of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.‘s dream that was represented on Saturday. Our work is far from over, but we, the people, are re-energized to tackle injustice head on.