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The US Government Punishes People For Helping Dying Children

What specifically did Sacks do that caused U.S. officials to put him in their sights? He took medicine to Iraq. That infuriated U.S. officials because the medicine that Sacks took into Iraq interfered with their ability to kill more Iraqi children, which in turn, impeded their ability to achieve regime change in Iraq.

Mapping Where Where U.S. Troops Are Based In The Middle East

On Monday, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Yemen, Libya's eastern-based government and the Maldives cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, creating a new crisis in the Arab world. U.S. President Donald Trump quickly waded into the row, lambasting Qatar in a series of tweets.  However, despite Trump's tweets and his accusations against Qatar, the country actually plays host to the largest U.S. base in the Middle East.

What Do "Think Tanks" Think About?

"...Whatever they are paid to think about, of course. Like drunken bards, they sing praises to whomever will buy them a drink..."

Frontrunning: June 8

  • U.K. Election Remains Tight as Voters Head to the Polls (WSJ)
  • Trump Will Be Watching Comey Just Like the Rest of Us (BBG)
  • What we know about U.S. probes of Russian meddling in 2016 election (Reuters)
  • ECB Drops Reference to Future Interest-Rate Cut (WSJ)
  • Euro zone growth revised up to highest rate in two years (Reuters)