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U.S. conducted cyberattack on suspected #Iran spy ship
The covert operation was intended to inhibit the ship’s ability to share intelligence with #Houthi rebels who have been attacking cargo ships in the Red Sea.
I haven’t watched yet, we DVR’d. Now I’m not so sure I want to.
Via Stephen Robinson:
Jon Stewart complaining that 2024 is “two old guys” again is like me complaining that it’s “two white guys” again. It misses the point and minimizes the stakes.
Via Aaron Rupar:
Some of Stewart’s jokes landed but I would argue the message of his monologue is actually the very last thing we need right now unless you want four more years of Trump. It certainly didn’t inspire anyone to vote.
The compromise, bipartisan border legislation was killed by Republicans with Trump's encouragement. So here's who Americans blame. https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2024/02/12/biden-border-polls/
“He just feels like this is enough…It has to stop.”
#Biden has in recent weeks spoken privately about Netanyahu w a candor that surprised some of those on the receiving end of his comments... His descriptions of his dealings w #Netanyahu are peppered w contemptuous references to Netanyahu as “this guy”..in at least 3 recent instances, Biden has called Netanyahu an “asshole”
Children in a sandbox inside a schoolroom nearby Fukushima about 2 years after the disaster spread radioactive particles throughout the region. This was done to give them a chance to play while not allowing them to do so outdoors where they might internalize radionuclides.
“President Joe #Biden is expected to imminently issue an executive order aimed at punishing Israeli settlers in the West Bank who have been attacking Palestinians in the occupied territory, according to documents seen by POLITICO, a U.S. official and a congressional aide.” #Israel
The package marks a first-in-the-nation effort to give restitution to #Black Americans who have been harmed by centuries of racist policies and practices” https://www.politico.com/news/2024/01/31/california-black-reparations-bills-00138854
Sleep well, America!
“#Hackers backed by the #China government are targeting U.S. water treatment plants and electrical grids, strategically positioning themselves within critical infrastructure systems to "wreak havoc and cause real-world harm to American citizens and communities," FBI Director Christopher Wray is expected to tell Congress Wednesday.”
The largest #Iran-backed militia in #Iraq, Kataib #Hezbollah, unexpectedly said it will cease its attacks on the U.S. military in retaliation for the war in Gaza out of respect to the Iraqi government.
The suspension of military and security operation -- three days after three U.S. troops were killed in a drone strike that Washington says Kataib Hezbollah likely carried out -- was to avoid "embarrassing" the government in Baghdad
The American Museum of Natural History to Close Exhibits Displaying #Native American Belongings
The change is in response to new federal regulations that went into effect this month following reporting by ProPublica on institutional failures to return #NativeAmerican remains and sacred objects to tribes.
Via Acyn from a clip of... wait for it... #ClusterFox. Interesting, higher than another earlier poll:
“Nearly 7 in 10 Haley voters say they wouldn't back Trump if he is the nominee”
Gov. Mike DeWine’s veto makes him one of only two Republican governors to veto a restriction on gender-affirming care #LGBTQ
All these folks tut-tutting about various #fediverse instances preemptively blocking #threads should be aware that many instances are taking this step because Threads is full of #transphobic and outright fascist types that #meta is either unable or unwilling to moderate and instance admins are just treating it the same way they would any other instance that has that issue.
NYPD “Friendly Fire” Killed an Officer. Investigators Seemed to Ignore Video of Police Being Commanded to “Stop Shooting.”