Islamic State takes control of Mosul Dam, entraps up to 40,000 non-Muslims on Mt. Sinjar--what will Obama do?
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--Obama mulls airlift to northern Iraq as IS takes control of major dam and Baghdad sees more violence
--Hamas threatens to resume fighting on Friday, demands end to blockade, prisoner release
--Jerusalem Post reports Israel has enlisted NY Congressman Steve Israel to help block war crimes investigations
--listener Jerry in Italy notes Chomsky comments on Gaza war
--at Vice, Natasha Lennard says Feinstein is “clever politician….successful hypocrite” regarding Brennan
--also at Vice, excellent report on the heavily redacted 28-page memo about Saudis and 9/11, by Samuel Oakford
--as Walgreen’s backs off its planned tax inversion, Obama continues to threaten action
--signaling a cold war pissing contest, Russia announces sanctions against US products
--Iselle is first hurricane in 22 years to threaten Hawaii