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From Brexit to Texit? Renewed calls for Texas secession after EU vote

FORT WORTH, Texas -- Britain's startling vote to leave the European Union has reignited talks of secession in Texas, CBS Dallas-Fort Worth reported.
Daniel Miller, head of the Texas Nationalist Movement, sent a tweet to Gov. Greg About Friday morning calling on him to schedule a statewide referendum on "Texas independence."

Good Morning @GregAbbott_TX Its a great day to schedule a referendum on Texas Independence!https://t.co/u0U3aSHvOXpic.twitter.com/zLQTsNxjvY
— TNM (@TexasNatMov) June 24, 2016The hashtag #Texit was trending locally, according to CBS DFW. People at the Fort Worth Stockyards had mixed reactions to the idea.
"It's worth a shot. I'd be happy," resident Tab Pigg told the station, saying the East and West Coasts "run everything."
"No one knows we're even here," Pigg continued. "Best thing we could do is let them have it. They want to make a wreck out of their part of the world, let 'em wreck it."
"I feel like that's almost a little arrogant," said Clavin Wiese, a tourist from Boston visiting Fort Worth. "What are you, too good to be part of the rest of us, the United States? I don't know."
Texas was an independent country from 1836 to 1845 and breaking away from the U.S. has been an age-old debate there.

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Brother will kill brother
Spilling blood across the land
Killing for religion
Something I don't understand

Fools like me, who cross the sea
And come to foreign lands
Ask the sheep, for their beliefs
Do you kill on God's command?

A country that's divided
Surely will not stand
My past erased, no more disgrace
No foolish naive stand

The end is near, it's crystal clear
Part of the master plan

~ Dave Mustaine "holy wars , the punishment due".

NATO Begins Largest War Game Since Cold War

© Matej Divizna/Getty Images U.S. military vehicles arrive in Prague, Czech Republic ahead of NATO's planned 10-day military exercise in Eastern Europe.
The largest war game in Eastern Europe since the conclusion of the Cold War has begun in Poland, a NATO member and former Warsaw Pact country.
The move is further evidence of concern from the West and its allies about aggression from Moscow.
It will be a 10-day military exercise, featuring 31,000 troops and thousands of vehicles from 24 countries, and has been celebrated by NATO member nations weary of an ever-encroaching Russia.
The war gaming follows a mutual escalation of NATO and Russian troops in border regions and an expansion of the defense shield last month.
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter has been particularly keen on keeping Russian President Vladimir Putin within his national boundaries.
"We do not seek to make Russia an enemy," Carter said in May. "But make no mistake: We will defend our allies, the rules-based international order, and the positive future it affords us."
"Moscow's nuclear saber-rattling raises troubling questions about Russia's leaders' commitment to strategic stability, their respect for norms against the use of nuclear weapons, and whether they respect the profound caution that nuclear-age leaders showed with regard to brandishing nuclear weapons," Carter said.
After the U.S. expanded the Romanian wing of the missile defense shield last month, Putin reacted with hostility.
"NATO fend us off with vague statements that this is no threat to Russia… That the whole project began as a preventive measure against Iran's nuclear program. Where is that program now? It doesn't exist," Putin said, referencing the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal. Russia's government and Iran are allies, particularly in the Syrian civil war. “We have been saying since the early 2000s that we will have to react somehow to your moves to undermine international security. No one is listening to us."
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