DDay will be hosting the FDL Book Salon tomorrow afternoon (5 pm Eastern/2 pm Pacific). The book: Neil Barofsky’s “Bailout: An Inside Account of How Washington Abandoned Main Street While Rescuing Wall Street.” Barofsky, as you may recall, was Special Inspector General for the TARP program from 2008 – 2011, and before that was with the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. Be sure to tune in. Should be most informative.
❖ “ Fifteen people have died as violent protests erupted on the streets of Pakistan’s main cities in anger at an anti-Islam film made in the US ["Innocence of Muslims"].” 10 dead in Karachi, 5 in Peshawar. The US embassy in Islamabad was breached.
❖ The Surge has ended , as the last of 33,000 extra US soldiers sent to Afghanistan three years ago are headed home to the US.
❖ Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has decided to take MEK, Iranian exile group Mujahedin-e Khalq, off the terrorist list. “ MEK supporters hired dozens of high-ranking former U.S. government officials and politicians to lobby the Obama administration on the group’s behalf, demanding that Washington back the MEK in its struggle with Iraq.”
❖ “ More than 10,000 Libyans are marching through the eastern city of Benghazi, demanding the disbanding of powerful militias that run rampant in the city.” Meanwhile, Libya’s Interior Ministry spokesperson said the government “just doesn’t have the ‘power’ to find the attackers who killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.”
❖ “ Afghan President Hamid Karzai has sacked the governor of volatile Helmand province as part of a series of sweeping political changes.”
❖ 14 people were killed as a result of 2 suicide bombers in