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  • Police Maintain Peace: Trump Nomination Official Law & Order: Cleveland Cleveland, Ohio – 4:00PM local time, multiple protests converged at the Republican National Convention, coming to a head at Public Square near the Soldiers and Sailors Monument. The monument is the property of the county, despite efforts to make it part of the city. Columbus police guard it proudly. On Day 2 of #RNC2016, a great divide occurred in the Square. Progressive and Black Lives Matter movements, along with socialist groups, positioned themselves to counter the words of right-wing radio host and Infowars founder, Alex Jones. Jones’ words, delivered on a podium set for such speeches, were met with instant chaos. The police were forced to escort him off stage and into a waiting patrol car ... cont.' @ #USMC #USArmy #Marines #ArmyStrong #USNavy #USAF
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  • Republican National Convention 2016 Kicks Off in Cleveland GOP and Vocal Protesters Gather For #RNC2016 Cleveland is a proud city with a proud history. Today, the Republican National Convention kicked off in the Buckeye State, the nation’s most recent focus of political division and strife. That tension played out at the Cleveland Mall, in front of the Soldiers and Sailors Monument, a three minute walk from the official venue at the Quicken Loans Arena. The monument stands as a testament to the 10,000 Cuyahoga county residents who fought for the Union in the Civil War. Their names are etched in the marble inside the edifice’s Memorial Tablet Room, a tribute to the unity they sought to restore to their nation. As Republicans enter the Buckeye State on Monday, to usher in the new face of the party ticket, this monument—and Cleveland Square—served as a backdrop to a palpable dichotomy: On one hand, presuming that the new insurgency in the Republican Party is unable pull off an upset, the events at the convention will turn into a multimedia coronation of Donald Trump—the official beginning to the GOP’s opportunity to coalesce around the nominee ... cont.' @ RNC2016 #RNC #Trump #Cleveland #USArmy #USMC #Marines #ArmyStrong
  • #RNC2016: Follow @LimaCharlieNews and @JoshuaGatesLC LIVE from Cleveland for the latest in this week's Republican National Convention news #RNC #Trump
  • Lima Charlie’s U.S./D.C. Week in Review – July 16 16th of July – Lima Charlie’s U.S./Washington End-of-Week News Briefing: | #PrayForTurkey On JUL15, shortly before 1 PM PST, the #Turkish military—the second largest army in #NATO declared martial law, asserting in a statement that it had “fully seized control” of the country in an attempted coup against President Recep Tayyip #Erdoğan. On JUL16, the most updated fatality total accounted for over 60 people killed and over 1,000 injured ... cont.' @ #Turkey #PrayForTurkey #Erdogan #NATO #LimaCharlie #LimaCharlieNews #USArmy #USMC #Marines #ArmyStrong
  • Turkish Military Coup Fails to Oust Pro-Radical President Erdogan Returns Vowing to “Cleanse the Army” On Friday night, the Turkish military—the second largest army in NATO—declared martial law, asserting in a statement that it had “fully seized control” of the country in an attempted coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Gunfire erupted at police headquarters in the capital city Ankara and Istanbul’s Taksim Square, according to the US Embassy in Turkey ... cont.' @ #Turkey #Erdogan #coup #Anakara #Istanbul #Gulen #NATO #USArmy #USMC #Marines #ArmyStrong #LimaCharlie #LimaCharlieNews
  • Rhetoric Runs High in South China Sea South China Sea Rumblings After Hague Ruling The unanimous decision at The Hague this week on the “China v. Philippines” dispute over the South China Sea affirmed that China has “no legal basis” to its claims. As reported, the UN tribunal ruled there is no evidence China has historically established exclusive control over the waters and resources of an area the size of Mexico, that sees more than 5 trillion in trade pass through annually. The decision has fueled tension and speculation throughout the region ... cont.' @ SouthChinaSea #Hague #China #ASEAN #Philippines #Taiwan #Vietnam #Indonesia #Japan #USNavy #Navy #USMC #Marines #ArmyStrong #LimaCharlie #LimaCharlieNews
  • US Embassy in South Sudan Stands Firm Amidst Bloody Civil War US Orders All Non-Essential Personnel To Leave As Violence Escalates | On JUL9, South Sudan celebrated its fifth year of independence, as the youngest country in the world. Since its 2011 split from Sudan, the East African nation has spiraled into a deadly civil war marred by ethnic undertones. On JUL8, bloodshed erupted between the bodyguards of South Sudan’s President and Vice President, just as both figures were set to meet to diffuse tensions. As violence and turmoil embroiled the nation over this past weekend, both leaders blamed one another for instigating the brutal conflict ... cont.' @ #SouthSudan #Sudan #Juba #-- -- USEmbassy #Africa #USMC #USArmy #ArmyStrong #MAGTF #MSAU #Marines
  • Iranian al Houthi Arms Shipment Investigations Continue | Weapons Allegedly Headed for al Houthi Rebels Seized Yemen – On JUL8, troops loyal to the Hadi Government seized a vessel believed to be heading to rearm al Houthi opposition forces, as reported by Hadi/Saudi-loyal media outlets in Yemen yesterday. The vessel allegedly contained weapons and ammunition onboard. In a statement, Aden city governor, Brigadier General Aidroos Al-Zubaidi, said that forces seized the shipment near the coast of Somalia and Djibouti coming from the Horn of Africa while heading to the Al-Mukha District. The Al-Mukha District, in Southwest Yemen, is presently held by members of the Shia oriented al Houthi tribe. Aden’s Governor stated that the ship involved in Friday’s incident is currently being held until authorities can complete their investigation. He did not mention what personnel were found on board the ship. This is the second time in recent months that accusations have been leveled against Iran for supplying al Houthi with arms ... cont.' @ #Yemen #Iran #Saudi #alHouthi #SaudiArabia #USNavy #Navy #USMC #Marines #USArmy #Army #ArmyStrong
  • China v. Philippines: Showdown in the South China Sea Hague to Rule on South China Sea Dispute On July 12, the United Nation’s Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague (PCA) is set to hand down a long-awaited landmark ruling in a dispute between the Philippines and China over the South China Sea. In 2013, the Philippines filed a complaint against China after China took control of a reef just 140 miles off the Philippine coast. It charged that China violated international law by infringing on fishing rights, by placing the marine environment in danger, and endangering vessels ... cont.' @ China #Philippines #SouthChinaSea #Hague #Thailand #Malaysia #Taiwan #Vietnam #SEAsia #SouthEastAsia #LimaCharlie #LimaCharlieNews #USNavy #Navy #USArmy
  • The Dallas Shooting: Policing A Wounded Nation On July 8, Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued an open letter to the people of Texas, entitled, “A Time To Come Together,” following the deadliest day for police in modern US History since September 11, 2001. Just yesterday, shortly before 9 PM, Army Veteran, Micah Xavier Johnson opened fire on police officers in Dallas Texas, killing 5 officers and wounding seven others. As of Friday afternoon, the names of the five police officers shot dead had been released. Those identified were Brent Thompson, Michael Krol, Patrick Zamarripa, Michael Smith, and Lorne Ahrens. Of these five slain officers, three were military veterans. Thompson was a former US Marine who had served in Iraq and Afghanistan to train and guide local police. The 43-year-old police officer was a newly married grandfather who joined the Dallas Area Rapid Transit Police Department back in 2009. Patrick Zamarripa was a Navy veteran who had survived three tours in Iraq before joining the Dallas Police Department. He joined the Navy shortly after high school in Fort Worth, serving eight years on active duty and then in the reserves. He returned to Texas in 2009. Zamarripa leaves behind a wife, and two kids—a 2-year-old daughter, Lyncoln, and a 10-year-old stepson. Sergeant Michael Smith was a father of two. The 55-year-old was a former Army Ranger who joined the Dallas Police Force in 1989 ... cont.' @ Dallas #PrayforDallas # LorneAhrens #MichaelSmith #PatrickZamarripa #BrentThompson #MichaelKroll #WoundedNation #LimaCharlie #LimaCharlieNews #USArmy #Army #Marines #USMC #USNavy #Navy #USAF #ArmyStrong
  • 8th of July – Lima Charlie’s U.S./Washington End-of-Week News Briefing: #PrayForDallas On JUL7, just before 9 PM, Army Veteran, Micah Xavier Johnson, opened fire on police officers in #Dallas, Texas killing 5 officers and wounding several others in the deadliest incident for law enforcement in the US since 9/11. What began as an initially peaceful protest—in response to the deaths of #AltonSterling in Louisiana and #PhilandoCastile in Minnesota—turned violent as a total of 11 police officers were shot. Two civilians were also wounded in the shootings. Johnson, 25, was killed when a police robot detonated a bomb near him after a standoff that lasted several hours, according to Police Chief David Brown at a JUL8 Press Conference. According to the US Military, Johnson was an army reservist who served in #Afghanistan from November 2013 to July 2014. The Texas resident served as an active reservist for six years from 2009 to 2015, holding the rank of Private First Class and specializing in carpentry and masonry. According to Dallas police, the suspect told negotiators that he was upset about the recent shootings of black men and wanted to kill specifically white people. Dallas Police Chief David Brown said, during the news conference, “the investigation has revealed to us this was a well planned, well thought out, evil tragedy by these suspects.” ... cont.' @ PrayForDallas #USNews #LimaCharlie #LimaCharlieNews #PhilandoCastile #AltonSterling #PatrickZamarripa #POSTUS #HillaryClinton #Afghanistan #USArmy #USMC #ArmyStrong #USAF #Marines #Navy #USNavy #EllieWiesel #FBI #Comey #NASA #Election2016 #GOP #Trump

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