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PBC News & Comment: In Talk From Oval Office, Obama Pleases None

Responding to San Bernardino shooting, Obama calls for calm and rejects hysteria and US boots in Syria—but fearmongers prevail….–Obama calls shooting “terrorist incident” and says we don’t hate Muslims; but he accepts the frame based on sketchy evidence, calls for gun laws and visa restrictions that wouldn’t have prevented it

–FBI director and Farook family lawyer agree that many aspects of the case so far “don’t make sense”

–corporate media edits its own narrative from live coverage: where is 3rd shooter? Could 90-pound Malik be confused with tall, white shooter? Why were their dead bodies handcuffed? What about the active shooter drill reports, and the rabidly anti-Muslim co-worker?  Read the WillyLoman blog mentioned, here.

–NY Times runs gun control editorial on front page, first time in 95 years

–Supreme Court declines case challenging assault weapons ban in Illinois

–in Chicago, video of another police shooting will be released, as report shows that 5 other cops supported the lies of officer van Dyke in McDonald killing

–in France, right wing party gains in local elections

–in Venzuela, Chavez-Maduro socialists sustain big losses in legislature election

–Turkey and Iraq feud over Turkish troops deployed to Iraq

–Israeli court sentences Palestinian lawmaker to 15 months in jail

–Netanyahu responds strongly to Kerry comment about 2-state solution, and Swedish official’s condemnation of “extrajudicial executions” of Palestinians