Thursday, October 13, 2016

The USA Navy did the correct thing before this escalated to a far larger conflict.

Washington — An American warship (click here) stationed off the coast of Yemen fired cruise missiles on Thursday at radar installations that the Pentagon said had been used by Yemeni insurgents to target another American warship in two missile attacks in the last four days.

The strikes against the Houthi rebels marked the first time the United States has become involved militarily in the civil war between the Houthis, an indigenous Shiite group with loose connections to Iran, and the Yememi government, which is backed by Saudi Arabia and other Sunni nations. The strikes were approved by President Obama, said Peter Cook, the Pentagon spokesman, who warned of more to come if American ships were fired upon again.

“These limited self-defense strikes were conducted to protect our personnel, our ships and our freedom of navigation in this important maritime passageway,” the Pentagon said in a statement. “The United States will respond to any further threat to our ships and commercial traffic.”...

For the USA this is not about Sunnis vs Shia. This is a necessary action to end the assault of USA ships in the region. American naval soldiers are important people.

Iran needs to stop supplying munitions to rebel groups throughout the region. 

Speculation has a legitimate standing with so many women being effected.

Miss America is a scholarship pageant that is held annually and is open to women from the United States between the ages of 17 and 24.

Miss Teen USA is a beauty pageant run by the Miss Universe Organization for girls aged 14–19.

Miss USA contestants must be at least 18 years of age and under 28 years of age by February 1st in the year they hope to compete in the Miss Universe or Miss USA competition.

There is a legitimate concern. I think this all has to be understood. Was it simply a financial transaction? The more that is known about the personal involvement in dressing rooms the more disturbing it becomes. This isn't a joke or females gone wild.

The Clinton campaign needs to prepare for the next debate and the law needs to examine the issues presented by women involved with Mr. Trump and his ownership of beauty pageants. It appears much has been swept under the rug. I don't like the young component to the accusations. I think it needs to be looked at.

September 14, 2016
By Ellen Killoran

Donald Trump has reportedly sold the Miss Universe organization (click here) to WME/IMG. According to Variety, the financial details were not disclosed. WME/IMG had a previous relationship with the organization as producer of the Miss USA, Miss Universe and Miss Teen USA pageants.

“Having worked closely with The Miss Universe Organization in the past, we understand the incredible potential of the events and the star-quality of the participants,” Mark Shapiro, Chief Content Officer for WME | IMG, said in a statement. “The global reach of The Miss Universe Organization and the content opportunities presented by the pageants make this a strong, strategic addition to our portfolio.”

The deal comes just days after Trump announced on Twitter TWTR +0.28% that he had bought out NBC’s 51 percent share of the beauty pageant organization, which the network had co-owned with Trump since 2002. In July, Trump had promised to sue the Comcast CMCSA +0.39%-owned broadcaster after NBCUniversal cut all ties with the controversial GOP presidential hopeful and refused to air the Miss USA pageant, following offensive remarks Trump made about Mexican immigrants during a campaign speech....