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U.S. to feed troops Japanese seafood amid Fukushima radiation fears --Washington has agreed to help offset a Chinese ban on imports following Japan's release of nuclear wastewater into the ocean | 31 Oct 2023 | The U.S. government has agreed to buy Japanese seafood for its military to help mitigate the economic fallout from Japan's decision to release radioactive wastewater from its destroyed Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant into the Pacific Ocean. The American armed forces will sign a long-term contract with Japanese seafood suppliers to help counter China's ban on imports from Japan, U.S. ambassador to Tokyo [deep-state dirt-bag] Rahm Emmanuel told Reuters in an interview on Monday. Japanese fish, scallops and other products will be served on U.S. Navy ships and stocked in commissaries and mess halls at 17 American military bases in the region, he added.
'Terror threat against U.S. reaches 'whole other level,' FBI chief warns | 31 Oct 2023 | The threat of terror attacks against the United States has reached a "whole other level" since America’s ally Israel went to war with the terrorist group Hamas, the FBI's director warned Tuesday. "The reality is that the terrorism threat has been elevated throughout 2023, but the ongoing war in the Middle East has raised the threat of an attack against Americans in the United States to a whole other level," FBI Director Christopher Wray told the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. Wray claimed Hamas's Oct. 7 incursion into southern Israel, which led to the killing of 1,400 people and the abduction of at least 200 more, has emboldened groups like al-Qaida [al-CIAduh] to call for specific violence against the U.S. "It is a time to be concerned," the FBI director said. "We are in a dangerous period." Wray noted that the FBI arrested Palestinian asylum seeker Sohaib Abuayyash in Houston earlier this month believing he was training with weapons for a possible "attack."
Special agents yanked off child trafficking cases to make sandwiches for migrants at border | 31 Oct 2023 |A whistleblower has told Congress that special agents at Homeland Security Investigations have been pulled off cases involving child traffickers and sexual exploitation and been deployed to the border to make sandwiches for illegal immigrants. Sen. Josh Hawley, Missouri Republican, revealed the allegations during a hearing Tuesday, challenging Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas over whether that was a good use of highly trained agents' time. "We are being told to shut down investigations to go hand out sandwiches and escort migrants to the shower and sit with them while they’re in the hospital and those types of tasks," said the whistleblower, whom Mr. Hawley described as a special agent.
Revealed: Maine gunman Robert Card was INVOLUNTARILY committed to mental hospital over the summer after 'erratic' behavior while training as Army reservist | 1 Nov 2023 | Three months before deranged gunman Robert Card [allegedly] massacred 18 innocent people in Maine, the veteran was involuntarily committed to a mental health facility during training with his Army Reserve unit. Previously, it was widely reported that Card, 40, had mental health issues, but the fact that his stay of the summer was involuntarily was first revealed Tuesday by the Boston Globe. Card was accusing soldiers of calling him a pedophile, shoving one and locking himself in his room during training in New York, officials said. The [alleged] mass-shooter spent two weeks in the New York hospital. He returned to Maine on August 3.
Yemen's Houthis declare joining Israel-Hamas war --Part of an "Axis of Resistance" backed by Iran, the Houthis have rallied behind the Palestinians since Hamas attacked Israel on October 7. | 31 Oct 2023 | Yemen's Houthis have waded into the Israel-Hamas war raging more than 1,000 miles from their seat of power in Sanaa, declaring on Tuesday they had fired drones and missiles at Israel in attacks that highlight the regional risks of the conflict. Part of an "Axis of Resistance" backed by Iran, the Houthis have rallied behind the Palestinians since Hamas attacked Israel on October 7, opening a new front for a movement that has waged war for eight years with a Saudi-led coalition in the Gulf. Houthi military spokesperson Yahya Saree said in a televised statement the group had launched a "large number" of ballistic missiles and drones towards Israel, and there would be more such attacks to come "to help the Palestinians to victory." His statement confirmed the widening scope of a conflict that has unnerved states including the world's biggest oil exporter Saudi Arabia, hardening fears of spillover as Israel seeks to destroy Hamas in its Gaza Strip stronghold.
Germany 'Must Be Prepared for War' in Europe, Defense Minister Says | 30 Oct 2023 | The German government began a massive rearmament campaign in 2022, creating a €100 billion fund for military modernization after the Ukraine crisis exploded into a full-blown NATO proxy war against Russia. German defense spending is at its highest levels since World War II, but that apparently hasn't improved the nation's defense capabilities. Germany must prepare itself for a European war, Defense Minister Boris Pistorius has announced. "We have to get used to the idea that there may be a threat of war in Europe," the minister said in an interview with German media. "Germany must be able to defend itself. We must be prepared for war," he said. Warning that the ongoing Ukraine crisis and the latest explosion of violence in the Palestinian-Israeli crisis will have consequences for German society, Pistorius said that Germany must act defensively, and that this applies to both the Bundeswehr and society at large.
Erdogan tells pro-Palestinian rally: Israel is occupier | 29 Oct 2023 | President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addressed hundreds of thousands of supporters at one of the largest pro-Palestinian rallies since the Israel-Hamas war began, courting his Islamist political base a day ahead of the centenary of Turkey's secular republic. "Israel has been openly committing war crimes for 22 days, but the Western leaders cannot even call on Israel for a ceasefire, let alone react to it," Erdogan told the crowd in Istanbul on Saturday (28 October), who waved Palestinian flags. "We will tell the whole world that Israel is a war criminal. We are making preparations for this. We will declare Israel a war criminal," he said. In an hour-long speech, Erdogan also repeated his assertion that Hamas was not a terrorist organisation, describing Israel as an occupier. Turkey has condemned Israeli civilian deaths caused by Hamas's 7 October rampage through southern Israel, which killed 1,400, but Erdogan this week called the militant group Palestinian "freedom fighters."
Israeli air strikes kill 50 in north Gaza refugee camp, Palestinian medics say | 31 Oct 2023 | Palestinian health officials said at least 50 Palestinians were killed when Israeli air strikes hit a densely populated refugee camp in north Gaza on Tuesday, as Israeli ground forces battled Hamas gunmen based in a sprawling tunnel network. Israeli military spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Richard Hecht, speaking to CNN, confirmed the Israeli strike on Jabalia refugee camp and said it targeted "a very senior Hamas commander in that area". He added: "We're looking into it and we'll be coming out with more data as we learn what happened there."
Netanyahu ignored warnings from security services – report --Officials also misjudged the threat from Hamas, focusing instead on Iran and Hezbollah, The New York Times has reported | 30 Oct 2023 | Israeli security services warned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for months that his domestic policies were fueling dangerous political turmoil, the New York Times (NYT) reported on Sunday. Officials reportedly stressed that internal discord was weakening the country's security and strengthening Israel's enemies. The report was part of an examination of what led up to the latest hostilities between Israel and Gaza. At one point in July, the prime minister even allegedly refused to meet with a senior general who was trying to deliver a threat warning based on classified intelligence. At the same time, the NYT assessed that Israeli security representatives themselves continuously misjudged the threat posed by Hamas, including in the weeks leading up to the October 7 attack on Israeli territory...
FBI director issues stark warning about potential for terror attacks on American soil --FBI Director Wray warns terror threat to Americans at 'whole other level' amid Hamas-Israel conflict | 31 Oct 2023 | FBI Director Christopher Wray on Tuesday warned that the threat of a terror attack against Americans has been raised to a "whole other level" due to ongoing conflict in the Middle East. "The reality is that the terrorism threat has been elevated throughout 2023, but the ongoing war in the Middle East has raised the threat of an attack against Americans in the United States to a whole other level," Wray told lawmakers on the Senate Homeland Security Committee. Hamas launched a deadly terrorist attack against Israel on Oct. 7, leading to a military response from the U.S. ally. The conflict has renewed concern in the U.S. that there could be similar terror attacks inspired by Hamas and other terrorist groups, including by domestic and homegrown terrorists.
Open hatred of Jews surges globally, inflamed by Gaza war | 31 Oct 2023 | In Los Angeles, a man screaming "kill Jews" attempts to break into a family's home. In London, girls in a playground are told they are "stinking Jews" and should stay off the slide. In China, posts likening Jews to parasites, vampires or snakes proliferate on social media, attracting thousands of "likes". These are examples of incidents of antisemitism, which have surged globally since the attack by Hamas gunmen on southern Israel on Oct. 7 and subsequent war on the Islamist group launched by Israel in the Gaza Strip. In countries where figures are available from police or civil society groups, including the United States, Britain, France, Germany and South Africa, the pattern is clear: the number of antisemitic incidents has gone up since Oct. 7 by several hundred percent compared with the same period last year.
Judge Reverses Pause on Trump Gag Order in Federal Election Case | 30 Oct 2023 | A federal judge has reinstated a gag order she previously ordered on former President Donald Trump in the Department of Justice's federal election case accusing him of trying to overturn the results of the 2020 election. U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan had initially approved President Trump's request for an administrative stay, or pause, on the gag order requested by government prosecutor special counsel Jack Smith. The gag order prohibited remarks that would "target" the prosecution and defense legal teams, court staff, and potential witnesses. In Judge Chutkan's initial written opinion, she dismissed arguments made for First Amendment defenses, writing that the obligation to protect the proceedings from outside interference preceded First Amendment rights.
Separate bills for billions in foreign aid for Israel and Ukraine not a done deal in GOP-led House | 30 Oct 2023 | Newly elected House Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La., has made clear he'll propose separate spending bills this week for billions in assistance to both Ukraine and Israel but his conference isn't in full support of the plan. The decision marks his first big move since becoming speaker last week and it's already drawing criticism from some in his own party who are not on board with spending more money on foreign wars. The proposal also appears to be facing bipartisan headwinds in the Senate, given that Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer have expressed support for providing such funding as one package.
Gaza suffers near-total information blackout --Humanitarian organizations and international media have lost contact with their colleagues amid intensified Israeli bombardment | 28 Oct 2023 | Internet and cell phone services stopped working in Gaza on Friday night, after Israel "expanded" its military operation against Hamas militants in the Palestinian enclave. The largest telecommunications provider in Gaza, Paltel, has announced “a complete severance of all communications and Internet services" due to intensified Israeli strikes. "The intense bombing in the last hour caused the destruction of all remaining international routes linking Gaza to the outside world," the company said.
Israel Strikes the Outskirts of Gaza City During a Second Ground Raid in as Many Days | 28 Oct 2023 | Israeli forces backed by fighter jets and drones carried out a second ground raid into Gaza in as many days and struck targets on the outskirts of Gaza City, the military said Friday, as it prepares for a widely expected ground invasion of the Hamas-ruled territory. U.S. warplanes, meanwhile, struck targets in eastern Syria that the Pentagon said were linked to Iran's Revolutionary Guard after a string of attacks on American forces, and two mysterious objects hit towns in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, adding to the already high tensions fueled by the three-week-old Gaza war. The Palestinian death toll has soared past 7,000 as Israel has carried out waves of devastating airstrikes in response to ;a bloody Hamas incursion into southern Israel on Oct. 7. The Health Ministry in Gaza, which tracks the toll, released a detailed list of names and identification numbers on Thursday.
Türkiye to introduce Israel to world as a war criminal - Turkish President Erdogan --"I am asking West, do you want to create another Crusader War atmosphere?" - Erdogan --Those shedding crocodile tears for civilians killed in Ukraine-Russia war silently watching killing of children in Gaza, says Turkish president | 29 Oct 2023 | Türkiye will introduce Israel to the world as a war criminal, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday. Speaking at "Great Palestine Meeting," a pro-Palestine rally in Istanbul, Erdogan said: "Israel, we will also declare you as a war criminal to the world, we are preparing for it, and we will introduce Israel to the world as a war criminal." Erdogan stressed that the Western world mobilized its politicians, and media to legitimize the massacre of the innocent people in Gaza, adding: "Israel is committing war crimes." He said Israel is an “occupier,” adding, "West owes you, but Türkiye does not owe you." Those shedding crocodile tears for civilians killed in the Ukraine-Russia war are silently watching the deaths of thousands of innocent children in Gaza, said the Turkish president. "I am asking West, do you want to create another Crusader War atmosphere?" he asked, adding: "The main culprit behind the massacre unfolding in Gaza is the West."
5,000 US troops involved in Gaza offensive - Iranian media --The report by Tasnim News Agency comes as the Pentagon has moved additional military assets into the Middle East | 28 Oc 2023 | Several thousand U.S. troops have taken part in Israel's ground operation in Gaza, the Iran-based Tasnim News Agency reported on Saturday. The Pentagon has recently announced plans to significantly reinforce its military presence in the Middle East amid the Israel-Hamas conflict and tensions with Iran. According to the agency's security sources, Israel's assault on Gaza involved three divisions and several brigades and was also underpinned by 5,000 U.S. military personnel. The outlet, however, did not provide any details about which troops took part in the offensive or what functions they performed.
IDF: 311 soldiers killed since October 7; 230 civilians and soldiers kidnapped to Gaza | 28 Oct 2023 | At least 311 Israeli soldiers have been killed since October 7 and 230 people - civilians and soldiers - have been kidnapped to the Gaza Strip, according to Israeli army spokesperson Daniel Hagari. Hagari responded to statements by Hamas and its leader in the Gaza Strip, Yahia Sinwar, who expressed readiness for an immediate prisoner exchange deal, calling these statements "psychological terrorism."
October 7 testimonies reveal Israel's military 'shelling' Israeli citizens with tanks, missiles | 27 Oct 2023 | Israel's military received orders to shell Israeli homes and even their own bases as they were overwhelmed by Hamas militants on October 7. How many Israeli citizens said to have been "burned alive" were actually killed by friendly fire? Several new testimonies by Israeli witnesses to the October 7 Hamas surprise attack on southern Israel adds to growing evidence that the Israeli military killed its own citizens as they fought to neutralize Palestinian gunmen. Tuval Escapa, a member of the security team for Kibbutz Be'eri, set up a hotline to coordinate between kibbutz residents and the Israeli army. He told the Israeli newspaper Haaretz that as desperation began to set in, "the commanders in the field made difficult decisions - including shelling houses on their occupants in order to eliminate the terrorists along with the hostages."
U.S. strikes Syria in 'self-defense' - Pentagon --Biden ordered the U.S. military to strike two facilities in eastern Syria | 27 Oct 2023 | US forces have launched multiple airstrikes on unspecified military installations in Syria, the Pentagon said on Thursday, claiming the operation was a response to recent attacks against illegal American outposts by armed groups allegedly "affiliated" with Iran. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said the "self-defense” strikes, ordered by Joe Biden, hit "two facilities in eastern Syria used by Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC)" and related groups, but stressed that they were not related to ongoing fighting between Israel and Palestinian militants. "These narrowly tailored strikes in self-defense were intended solely to protect and defend US personnel in Iraq and Syria," he claimed in a statement, adding that the mission was "separate and distinct" from the hostilities in Gaza.
Dozens of Ukrainian drones target Crimea - Russian military --At least 36 UAVs were intercepted over the Black Sea overnight, according to the Defense Ministry | 28 Oct 223 | Several dozen Ukrainian drones have been spotted and destroyed over the Black Sea and north-western part of the Crimean Peninsula, the Russian military said early Sunday morning. Russian air defenses have prevented yet another "attempted terrorist attack by the Kiev regime" with some 36 plane-type drones intercepted en route to Crimea, the military said in a brief statement shortly before 2am local time, without providing any further details... Russian officials have repeatedly accused Kiev of plotting acts of sabotage targeting the country’s major infrastructure sites, including nuclear power plants. Earlier this week, a Ukrainian attack involving multiple drones was stopped in the Russian city of Kurchatov, home to the Kursk nuclear power plant, but one of the UAVs reportedly damaged a nuclear waste storage building at the site.
EU planning Nazi Germany-inspired documents for Russians - Moscow --The European bloc seeks to aid Russian dissidents seeking a "change of power" in Moscow | 26 Oct 2023 | Moscow has accused the European Union of taking pointers from Nazi Germany, as the regional body mulls plans to issue special "democracy passports" to Russian opposition activists working toward regime change. Commenting on a recent draft report put under consideration by the European Parliament's Committee on Foreign Affairs this week, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said the bloc hoped to use Russian citizens as its "little helpers," drawing comparisons to the policies of the Third Reich. "It is known that during the years of Nazi occupation, persons wishing to cooperate with the German administration were offered to sign the so-called 'Volkslist,' a special document that played the role of [passport]," she said, adding that the EU had similarly proposed "passports for good Russians." The draft report, penned by Lithuanian MEP Andrius Kubilius, calls on the bloc to adopt a new sweeping strategy to pursue a "change of power in Russia," saying it would work with "democratic forces" in and outside the country to topple the current leadership and establish a "transitional government."
U.S. fighter jets scrambled after aircraft violates restricted airspace near Biden's Delaware home --The Secret Service and FAA are investigating the incident | 28 Oct 2023 | A civilian aircraft that violated restricted airspace in Delaware Saturday afternoon prompted fighter jets to scramble because the president was at his home in Wilmington, Anthony Guglielmi, Chief of Communications for the United States Secret Service, said. "Shortly after 2 p.m., a civilian aircraft violated restricted airspace north of Wilmington, Delaware," Guglielmi said. He said the fighter jets were scrambled "as a precaution" and the civilian aircraft landed safely at a nearby airport.
Curiouser and curiouser: Maine Police Were Alerted Weeks Ago About Shooter's Threats | 28 Oct 2023 | Police across Maine were alerted just last month to “veiled threats” by the U.S. Army reservist who would go on to carry out the worst mass shooting in the state’s history, one of a string of missed red flags that preceded the massacre. Two local law enforcement chiefs told The Associated Press that a statewide awareness alert was sent in mid-September to be on the lookout for Robert Card after the firearms instructor made threats against his base and fellow soldiers. But after stepped-up patrols of the base and a visit to Card's home - neither of which turned up any sign of him - they moved on. "We added extra patrols, we did that for about two weeks. ...The guy never showed up," said Jack Clements, the police chief in Saco, home to the U.S. Army Reserve base where Card trained.
Maine mass shooting suspect Robert Card dead of apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound after two-day manhunt | 27 Oct 2023 | Robert Card, the Maine gunman who [allegedly] killed 18 people and injured dozens of others in the deadliest US mass shooting this year, was found dead Friday night from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. The discovery of Card’s body put an end to a two-day manhunt that began when he carried out the bloody attack at a bowling alley and bar in the city of Lewiston on Wednesday night. Card’s body was located around 7:45 p.m. near a river in Lisbon, Maine, which law-enforcement sources said is near his former workplace, Maine Recycling, from which he was recently fired.
Mike Pence suspends 2024 presidential campaign | 28 Oct 2023 | Former Vice President [and traitor] Mike Pence on Saturday announced that he is suspending his 2024 Republican presidential campaign. "I came here to say it's become clear to me this is not my time," Pence said in his surprise announcement at the annual Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) convention...The former vice president launched his 2024 campaign in early June. While he spent plenty of time over the summer and into the autumn on the campaign trail in the crucial early voting states of Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, his White House bid never took off. .. As of Saturday, he still remained short of hitting the criteria to make the stage at next month’s third Republican presidential nomination debate.
Rep. Gaetz: McCarthy Camp Sabotaged Mike Johnson's Speaker Vote to Protect D.C. Cartel --"The swamp is on the run, and MAGA is ascendant... It is their surrender on our terms." --Rep. Matt Gaetz | 25 Oct 2023 | (Video) Bannon's War Room with Steve Bannon.
Prosecutor says Biden bribery claim was credible enough for further investigation, but FBI resisted --Former U.S. Attorney Scott Brady told the House Judiciary Committee the FBI kept even the mere existence of the Hunter Biden laptop from his probe. | 25 Oct 2023 | In bombshell testimony, the federal prosecutor who initially probed the Biden family's dealings in Ukraine told Congress his team had corroborated enough of an FBI informant's claim of an alleged bribery scheme involving Joe Biden to merit further investigation but he encountered unprecedented foot-dragging and "reluctance" inside both the FBI and the Delaware U.S. Attorney's office that took over the case, Just the News has learned. Former Pittsburgh U.S. Attorney Scott Brady revealed to the House Judiciary Committee that his team found enough credible evidence in its initial review of Hunter Biden's dealings with the Ukrainian energy company Burisma Holdings and possible corruption by Joe Biden to refer criminal matters to three separate U.S. Attorney's offices in Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Delaware for further investigation. But almost immediately after he was assigned by the Justice Department in 2020 to review Biden family matters in Ukraine, Brady said he encountered resistance at both the FBI and the Delaware U.S. Attorney's office that at times required him to escalate to his bosses in the deputy attorney general's office.
DOJ Asks DC Judge to Reinstate Trump Gag Order | 26 Oct 2023 | The Justice Department (DOJ) has asked Judge Tanya Chutkan to reinstate her gag order on former President Donald Trump, arguing that it doesn't violate his constitutional right to free speech. Judge Chutkan issued a stay on Oct. 20 pending appeal. The initial order prompted criticism from many, including the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), for placing overbroad restrictions on President Trump's speech. Both the ACLU and President Trump's attorneys argued that the order, which states that President Trump isn't allowed to "target" people involved in the case, was also unconstitutionally vague. DOJ attorney Molly Gaston, who is part of special counsel Jack Smith's team, disputed both of these points in her Oct. 25 response and echoed Judge Chutkan in asserting that criminal defendants don't enjoy unrestricted First Amendment rights.
Repeat COVID vax worsens immune response, could 'enhance' dengue, international research suggests | 25 Oct 2023 | With regulators worldwide on the defensive for approving mRNA COVID-19 vaccines associated with seizures and heart inflammation in low-risk groups, and confirmed to be contaminated with DNA in large-scale batch production, more science is filling in the gaps left by governments. Dutch government-funded researchers confirmed the peer-reviewed work of two sets of German counterparts who found repeat vaccination spurs a "class switch" to inferior antibodies that moderate rather than neutralize SARS-CoV-2 infection, in a much larger study awaiting peer review. A new Indian preprint finds that COVID antibodies "enhance" a much worse disease, dengue, raising serious questions about the safety of boosting in dengue hotspots. Previous peer-reviewed research has already found "cross-reactivity" between the two viruses and their antibodies.
Biden Admin Climate Regulations Add $9,100 to Typical American Household - Consumer Watchdog | 28 Oct 2023 | A consumer watchdog has calculated that the Biden administration's war on appliances such as gas stoves, in the name of climate change, would cost the average American household over $9,100. In an infographic titled "Biden's Dream Home," the nonprofit Alliance for Consumers puts price tags on the Biden administration's various proposals for new energy standards for all kinds of appliances found in homes, including air conditioners, washing machines, and gas stoves. This year, the Department of Energy (DOE), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Department of Transportation (DOT) have announced a range of proposed rules that will make household appliances more expensive and, as some experts contend, are designed to force Americans to give up their current appliances.
ESG Corporatists Champion Ultra-Processed Foods --The hottest new trends on Wall Street involve promoting foods that make Americans sick. | 25 Oct 2023 | The hottest new trends on Wall Street are promoting foods that make Americans sick. A Massachusetts-based public relations firm that specializes in promoting environmental, social, and governance (ESG) standards released its annual list of "100 Best Corporate Citizens" on Wednesday. The list ranks 1,000 of the largest U.S. public companies on their compliance and transparency efforts to “align with the Sustainable Development Goals and rebuild an equitable economy post-pandemic." ...Seven major American food processors made it on the list, five of which landed in the top 50. Corporations include PepsiCo at 6, Hershey at 10, Mondelez at 45, Kellogg at 40, and General Mills at 49. These corporate food giants, however, are some of the worst offenders for environmental and public health.
Drone attacks on American bases injured two dozen U.S. military personnel | 24 Oct 2023 | Two dozen American military personnel were wounded last week in a series of drone attacks at American bases in Iraq and Syria, U.S. Central Command told NBC News on Tuesday. The Pentagon confirmed the attacks last week, but the number of U.S. casualties has not been previously disclosed. Twenty American personnel sustained minor injuries on Oct. 18 when at least two one-way attack drones targeted al-Tanf military base in southern Syria, CENTCOM said. One of the drones was shot down. All of the wounded personnel were returned to duty, CENTCOM said, and there was no damage to any military installations. On that same day, another four American personnel suffered minor injuries during two separate drone attacks against U.S. and coalition forces stationed at al-Asad base in western Iraq, CENTCOM said.
Army Air Defense Units from 3 Bases Are Deploying to Middle East After 13 Drone Attacks | 24 Oct 2023 | The Army air defense units deploying to the Middle East amid the Israel-Hamas war come from Fort Bliss in Texas, Fort Liberty in North Carolina, and Fort Sill in Oklahoma, the Pentagon said Tuesday. The units are bringing Patriot missile batteries and a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD, battery to the region after more than a dozen drone and rocket attacks on U.S. bases in Iraq and Syria over the past week that the Pentagon has blamed on Iranian proxies. NBC News reported Tuesday evening that two dozen American military personnel were wounded in the attacks, but that could not be immediately confirmed by Military.com. Although Pentagon officials didn't name the Army units being deployed, Fort Bliss is home to the 11th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, Fort Liberty hosts the 108th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, and Fort Sill is home to the 31st Air Defense Artillery Brigade.
Australia deploys more aircraft, personnel to Middle East | 25 Oct 2023 | Australia said on Wednesday it had deployed two more military aircraft and a "significant number" of defence personnel to the Middle East to help support its citizens there if the ongoing war between Israel and militant group Hamas escalates. Australia sent a Boeing C-17 aircraft and an air refueler plane that has the capacity to carry passengers, taking the total to three, Defence Minister Richard Marles said. He did not disclose the total number of personnel deployed and where the aircraft would be based due to security reasons but said they would not be based in Israel. "It is a significant number of personnel, though, and they're there to support the aircraft and to support what that aircraft might ultimately have to do," Marles told Channel Nine.
Defense secretary issues plan to 'bolster regional deterrence efforts,' move warships, increase forces --The Secretary of Defense reiterated the United States defense of Israel | 22 Oct 2023 | Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin announced the U.S. Department of Defense's plan on Saturday evening to further "bolster regional deterrence efforts" in the Middle East amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas, reiterating the department's defense of Israel.The secretary said that USS Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group will join the USS Gerald R. Ford Carrier Strike Group, which was recently moved to the Eastern Mediterranean... Secretary Austin said that the warships will "further increase our force posture and strengthen our capabilities and ability to respond." Austin said that the DOD has deployed their anti-ballistic missile defense system, called the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense battery, as well as additional Patriot battalions "throughout the region."
Israel bombards Gaza as world leaders call for pause in conflict to let aid in | 25 Oct 2023 | Israel's military intensified its bombing of southern Gaza overnight after one of the deadliest days for Palestinians since the conflict began as world leaders called for a halt to fighting to allow aid into the besieged enclave. Amid concerns the Israel-Hamas conflict will spread across the Middle East, Israel's military said its jets struck Syrian army infrastructure and mortar launchers in response to rockets launched from Iran ally Syria. It did not accuse Syria's army of firing the two rockets, which set off air raid sirens in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. Citing a military source, Syrian state news agency (SANA) said the Israeli attack killed 8 soldiers and wounded 7 more in an "aerial aggression" near the southwestern city of Deraa.
Israel will launch ground invasion of Gaza - ambassador --"The decision has been made," Alexander Ben Zvi, the envoy to Moscow, has said | 20 Oct 2023 | Israel will go ahead with its plans for a ground operation in Gaza, West Jerusalem’s envoy to Moscow, Alexander Ben Zvi, told Russia 24 on Friday. He said, "The decision has been made." "A ground operation is not ruled out," Ben Zvi initially said when asked, noting that Israel has declared that it is in a state of war, which envisages "all sorts of operations, including air, maritime and ground" operations. The ambassador added that he believes the possibility of a ground invasion is "higher than 50%." Israel seeks the "destruction of all terrorist structures" of the Gaza-based Palestinian group Hamas, and also wants to free the hostages taken by the militants he added. "One cannot do that without resorting to a ground operation."
At least 33 Americans killed in Israel-Hamas war, secretary of state tells UN | 25 Oct 2023 | Israeli forces have escalated their bombardment of the Gaza Strip as the war with Hamas enters its 18th day. The war is now the deadliest war in Gaza for both sides. The Hamas-run Health Ministry claims at least 5,087 Palestinians have been killed and 15,270 wounded. More than 1,400 Israelis have been killed since the Oct. 7 surprise attack by Hamas, in which 222 people, including foreigners, were taken captive into Gaza. Four people have been released so far.
Hamas releases American hostages --The militant group has said that it freed a mother and her daughter for "humanitarian reasons" | 20 Oct 2023 | Hamas has released two American captives, a spokesman for the Palestinian militant group said on Friday. The group said that it freed the hostages to prove US Joe Biden's "fascist" administration wrong. "In response to Qatari efforts, Al-Qassam Brigades released two American citizens for humanitarian reasons," Abu Obaida said in a statement, referring to Hamas's military wing. He added that the move was intended "to prove to the American people and the world that the claims made by Biden and his fascist administration are false and baseless."
CIA-backed Ukrainian spies behind Russian journalist's murder - report | 23 Oct 2023 |The assassination of Russian journalist Darya Dugina was one of multiple killings carried out by the Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) despite denials from Kiev, the Washington Post reported on Monday. The newspaper further claimed that the Ukrainian agency and its military counterpart, the GUR, have been empowered by the CIA. The post interviewed dozens of Ukrainian and Western officials for an article which offered fresh claims about the murder of Dugina, who was killed by a car bomb just outside Moscow in August 2022. Newly reported allegations include the use of a secret compartment in a cat cage to smuggle parts of the bomb into Russia. Darya Dugina's father, Aleksandr Dugin, was allegedly the intended target of the Ukrainian plot. Both he and his daughter had been expected to travel in the car which was blown up, the Washington Post noted.
U.S. will build 'new world order' - Biden | 21 Oct 2023 | The current U.S.-led world order has "sort of run out of steam," but Washington will shape the system that replaces it, [WEF-installed puppet] Joe Biden told supporters on Saturday. Leaders in Moscow and Beijing, however, have argued otherwise. Speaking at a campaign reception in Washington, Biden bragged about how he convinced Japan and South Korea to send financial aid to Ukraine, and how he signed a rail and ports deal with the EU, India, and Saudi Arabia at the G20 summit in New Delhi last month. "So, I think we have an opportunity to do things, if we're bold enough and have enough confidence in ourselves, to unite the world in ways that it never has been," Biden declared. "We were in a post-war period for 50 years where it worked pretty damn well, but that's sort of run out of steam. Sort of run out of steam. We need a new, new world order in a sense," he continued.
Arrest Made in Central California Bio-Lab Investigation (U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of California Press Release) | 19 Oct 2023 | (Fresno, CA) Jia Bei Zhu, aka Jesse Zhu, aka Qiang He, aka David He, 62, a citizen of China who formerly resided in Clovis, was arrested today on a criminal complaint for manufacturing and distributing misbranded medical devices in violation of the federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FDCA) and for making false statements to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced. "As part of his scheme, the defendant changed his name, the names of his companies, and their locations," U.S. Attorney Talbert said.... According to court documents, between December 2020 and March 2023, Zhu and others manufactured, imported, sold, and distributed hundreds of thousands of COVID-19 test kits, in addition to test kits for HIV, pregnancy, clinical urinalysis, and other conditions in the United States and China.
Just 2% of Americans received updated 2023 version of COVID-19 vaccine - report | 15 Oct 2023 | Just 2% of Americans have received the updated 2023 version of the COVID-19 vaccine, according to Reuters. Polls show that support for the COVID-19 vaccine and booster shots is declining significantly. Despite the official [alleged] fact-checks and medical experts who routinely insist that the COVID booster vaccine is "safe and effective," polls indicate that many Americans remain skeptical... In March 2023, a staggering 40% of adults said they were very or somewhat concerned about the safety of the vaccine. Not all health experts recommend receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. Dr. Joseph Ladapo, Florida's surgeon general, said, "It's just a really terrible idea."
Supreme Court Says Biden Admin Can Contact Big Tech Amid Censorship Allegations --Two lower courts slapped an injunction on the administration, finding there was a 'coordinated campaign' to censor disfavored viewpoints online. | 22 Oct 2023 | The Supreme Court on Friday lifted restrictions on the Biden administration's communication with social media companies while a lawsuit alleging that a slew of high-level federal officials strong-armed social media companies to censor free speech is ongoing. The ruling pauses a preliminary injunction issued in response to what two lower courts found to be a "coordinated campaign" by senior Biden administration officials to censor disfavored views expressed on social networking platforms. The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana originally issued the preliminary injunction on July 4, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit later upheld its ruling unanimously on Oct. 3. The Supreme Court made its decision to lift the restrictions in a 4-3 vote. It will also take up the case.
'Why I'm No Longer a Marxist' With Libertarian Party Presidential Candidate Dr. Michael Rectenwald --Interview of CLG Founder, Michael Rectenwald, Ph.D., with Keith Knight. Don’t Tread on Anyone podcast. | 23 Oct 2023 | By Keith Knight. "Dr. Michael Rectenwald is a former professor at New York University, he is the author of twelve books including, Google Archipelago: The Digital Gulag and the Simulation of Freedom, and The Great Reset and the Struggle for Liberty: Unraveling the Global Agenda - he is also running for president in the Libertarian Party."
Republicans select Mike Johnson as the party's fourth nominee for House speaker --The House is expected to reconvene at noon on Wednesday for a full floor vote with Johnson as the GOP nominee | 24 Oct 2023 | House Republicans have chosen Rep. Mike Johnson, R-La., as the party's new nominee for speaker after multiple rounds of voting. Johnson received 128 votes in the final round with Rep. Byron Donalds, R-Fla., getting 29, sources confirmed to Fox News Digital. The sources also said former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., got 43 votes... House Majority Whip Tom Emmer, R-Minn., won multiple rounds of voting earlier in the day to become the party’s nominee before being forced to drop his bid in the face of staunch opposition from within the conference, as well as former President Donald Trump.
Byron Donalds responds to AOC's 'experience' jab: 'She doesn't know what she's talking about' | 23 Oct 2023 | Rep. Byron Donalds, R-Fla., clapped back at Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's, D-N.Y., comments she made Sunday on MSNBC. "Before I got to Congress, I spent 20 years in the financial industry, something that leadership here on Capitol Hill definitely needs," Donalds said on Fox's The Story on Monday. "Number two, I spent four years in the legislature in Florida. I chair two committees there, and number three, since being here on Capitol Hill, I've worked intimately with members of our leadership team and members all through the conference, both appropriators and authorizers to get some of our biggest pieces of legislation accomplished this Congress," he said. He added, "So, with all due respect to miss Ocasio-Cortez, she doesn't know what she's talking about. And if the Democrats are this concerned, I would tell my colleagues see what happens if I become your speaker."
You Just Can't Make This Up: GOP House Members Are Likely to Elect Former Soros Group Spokesman - Who Wanted to End Electoral College - as Speaker of the House | 21 Oct 2023 | As reported earlier, House Republicans voted down their most popular and respected member, Jim Jordan, for House Speaker today. The Republican lawmakers held a secret ballot away from their voters and overwhelmingly decided to oust Jordan from the Speaker's race. The Republicans voted 112-86 in a secret ballot to oust the Ohio Republican from the race... Tom Emmer (MN) told members of the House Republican Conference that he will seek nomination for speaker. Emmer will likely gain several Democratic votes. The Minnesota RINO was formerly a paid spokesman for the George Soros funded organization The National Popular Vote initiative.
Trump Warned of 'Imprisonment,' Fined $5,000 for Violating Gag Order --President Trump had deleted a Truth Social post about the judge's clerk, but it was inadvertently still up on an "In Case You Missed It" campaign website page | 20 Oct 2023 | New York Supreme Court Justice Arthur Engoron had issued a gag order on both parties in a case New York Attorney General Letitia James brought against former President Donald Trump, prohibiting any statements that attack his court staff. On Oct. 20, he admonished the Trump legal team for what he called a "blatant violation" of the gag order. The same day, the judge issued an order fining President Trump $5,000. "Donald Trump has received ample warning from this Court as to the possible repercussions of violating the gag order. He specifically acknowledged that he understood and would abide by it. Accordingly, issuing yet another warning is no longer appropriate; this Court is way beyond the 'warning' stage," he wrote.
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