#Resistance

BBC:

The US House of Representatives’ Democratic leader has said President Donald Trump’s family should stage an “intervention” with him.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi also said she was concerned for the president’s well-being, a day after he abruptly cut short a meeting with her.

The top Democrat described Mr Trump’s behaviour as a “temper tantrum”, saying he pounded the table before leaving.

It represented a new low in relations between the White House and Democrats.

“I pray for the President of the United States,” Mrs Pelosi said on Thursday.

In a response to a question at her weekly press briefing, Mrs Pelosi said she was concerned for the wellbeing of the president “and the wellbeing of the United States of America”.

“I wish that his family or his administration or his staff would have an intervention for the good of the country.”

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Det handler om mennesker

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Justizvollzugsanstalt Lübeck

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Siegfried Hausner

Aber Siegfried Hausner hatte doch selbst schwere Brandverletzungen?

Dennoch hat er noch fast alleine Bernd Rössner aus der Botschaft getragen. Wahrscheinlich hängt das damit zusammen, dass man in solchen Extrem­situationen eben zu extremen Leistungen fähig ist.

Es gab in Stammheim eine Kranken­abteilung, die mit Intensivmedizin genauso viel zu tun hat wie mein Schlaf­zimmer, wenn ein Krankenbett drinsteht. Für die Schwere seiner Brand­verletzungen gab es dort keine adäquate Behandlungs­möglichkeit. Ab und an ist ein Arzt von draußen gekommen, aber als er gestorben ist, war niemand bei ihm.

Nach seinem Tod erhielt mein späterer Anwalt Klaus Croissant Post von Bundes­anwalt Krüger: „Hiermit teile ich Ihnen pflichtgemäß mit, dass der Inhaftierte mehrfach nach Ihnen verlangt hat.“ Croissants Büro war in Stuttgart und er hätte jederzeit kommen können. Als Siegfried im Sterben lag, wurde er nicht reingelassen.

—Karl-Heinz Dellwo, Das Projektil sind Wir, (Hamburg: Verlag Lutz Schulenburg, 2007), 120-121.

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Für mich war das Bemerkenswerte, dass Rudi Dutschke damit die große Klammer machte um die Linke — dass die RAF dazugehört. Das war eigentlich seine Botschaft. Deswegen hat er gerufen: „Holger, der Kampf geht weiter!“ Das hieß nicht: Wir müssen kämpfen wie die RAF. Sondern: Wir alle kämpfen weiter. Und natürlich war die Absage an den Staat klar darin enthalten.

—Karl-Heinz Dellwo, Das Projektil sind Wir, (Hamburg: Verlag Lutz Schulenburg, 2007), 104.

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But where is Big Jim McLain?

Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination is being underwritten by some of the nation’s leading Russophiles.

Donors to her campaign in the first quarter of the year included: Stephen F. Cohen, a Russian studies professor at New York University and prominent Kremlin sympathizer; Sharon Tennison, a vocal Putin supporter who nonetheless found herself detained by Russian authorities in 2016; and an employee of the Kremlin-backed broadcaster RT, who appears to have donated under the alias “Goofy Grapes.”

Gabbard is one of her party’s more Russia-friendly voices in an era of deep Democratic suspicion of the country over its efforts to tip the 2016 election in favor of President Donald Trump.

“prominent Kremlin sympathizer”?

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Was für Parolen?

„Ziegler, altes Richterschwein, wir werden uns von dir befrei’n!“ Zum Beispiel. Ziegler war der Richter, der Margrit Schiller verurteilt hatte. Das war jetzt nicht gerade subtil.

—Karl-Heinz Dellwo, Das Projektil sind Wir, (Hamburg: Verlag Lutz Schulenburg, 2007), 90.

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Iranian threats ‘put on hold’, says US defence chief

BBC:

Potential attacks by Iran have been “put on hold” by US counter-measures, acting US Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Tuesday.

The US has warned in recent weeks of a threat from Iran but has not given any details.…

Mr Shanahan told reporters at the Pentagon: “I think our steps were very prudent and we’ve put on hold the potential for attacks on Americans and that is what is extremely important.”

I am not sure whether or not relief is called for, as it is not clear what, if anything, has happened. Perhaps the unspecified and unsubstantiated Iranian threat was deterred by the Hungarian Air Force?

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Hungarian Air Force scrambles from Lithuania

I was stopped by security at Šiauliai, a Soviet base now used by NATO. This turned into a really interesting conversation. The guard was surprised by my description of Vilnius as a small city — Vilnius is, after all, a very big city.

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