Trump Policy In Mexico or Central America Will Backfire
From my reply to an email dated November 18, 2016: "I think Trump's plans for Mexico, building a wall, keeping out the criminal element on the southern border and controlling migration from Latin America is going to run into some kind of trouble ... this year anyway. Something will happen regarding this that will be very unpopular and a blemish on his presidency for 2017."
I will add to this that since the recent death of Fidel Castro (who I thought was already dead), it is possible Cuba may emerge once again as a trouble spot, although I really cannot think why that should happen. If it does, Trump will blunder there as Kennedy did in 1961.
This prediction can be verified by visiting this page on my main site: 2017 (Part One).
Situation is getting much worse as we head towards a possible "Two years two months" collision in June 2019:
Key figures from U.S. President Donald Trump's national security team gathered at the Pentagon Friday morning to discuss options for military action in Venezuela, as violent clashes continued between forces backing embattled President Nicolás Maduro and supporters of opposition leader Juan Guaidó.
The Trump administration has been trying for months to remove Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro from power. So far, they've failed miserably. In January, Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó declared himself the country's rightful president.
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido admitted Wednesday that this week's anti-government protests lacked the support of enough military defectors to topple the country's embattled President Nicolas Maduro.
Venezuela's political crisis has lurched into a potentially historic and violent new phase as an attempted military uprising erupted at the heart of its capital, Caracas, and the opposition leader Juan Guaidó urged supporters to take to the streets to force his rival Nicolás Maduro from power
For a couple of months now, I have been waiting for Washington to compare the ruling Socialists United of Venezuela (PSUV) to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, a.k.a the FARC.
A military intervention to oust Venezuelan strongman Nicolás Maduro remains "a very serious option" for the United States, according to President Trump's national security team. "Obviously, that's a result that no one would like to see but clearly one that is seriously considered as events unfold," a senior administration official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told reporters Friday evening.
Border patrol officials warn of crisis as 40,000 migrant parents and children are detained in February
EL PASO - More than 40,000 parents and children - mostly from Guatemala - were detained at the southwest U.S. border in February, straining U.S. Customs and Border Protection's ability to care for immigrant families even as migrants are being apprehended in the highest numbers in more than a decade.
And so it went this week, just as a cold front moved on in the early days of March, ushering in bright sunshine and new challenges for Romero and fellow agents. Romero said "these coordinated" efforts to send migrants across are used by smugglers as distracting tactics to also smuggle across "something more nefarious, like drugs, or some big criminal leader.
The April 2017 event (based on The Bay Of Pigs, April 1961) began to shape up instead in October 2018, 18 months later. But more and more it appears the full impact in such lags does not occur until the end of two years and two months. Thus, in this case, the target date looks right now to be June 2019.
In addition to migrant caravan clashes in Tijuana and US agents using tear gas against them in November 2018, President Trump has stated he may declare a National Emergency over the border wall even as thousands of migrants now move towards the Texas border. Also, Venezuela is demonstrating it may become Trump's version of Cuba after Venezuelan Opposition Leader Guaidó declared himself President and the danger of a military coup rises every day Nicolás Maduro stays in office. Plenty of time for a late spring or early summer catastrophe in June of this year.
Technically the southern wall fiasco has already been PARTIALLY FULFILLED.
It would be reasonable to expect the worst for Nicolás Maduro, Venezuela's embattled president. Two weeks after Maduro's re-inauguration, opposition leader Juan Gauidó has declared himself the country's rightful president. The power struggle follows a failed military mutiny against Maduro, whose easy re-election in May 2018 during an economic, political and humanitarian crisis has lead many to say Venezuela is a dictatorship.
The crisis in Venezuela appears to be shaping up like a Cold War-style confrontation: The Kremlin is throwing its support behind embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, while Washington backs Juan Guaido, the self-proclaimed interim president.
The move would allow Trump to fund his wall without Congress. He told reporters to tune into his Feb. 5 State of the Union for more news.
Thousands of Central American migrants left a Mexico City shelter Thursday to resume their journey Northward toward the U.S. border. The 2,400-strong group is among a much larger group of asylum seekers heading to America for better economic opportunities.
October 25 at 10:46 PM Fixated on the migrant caravan moving north through Mexico, President Trump is weighing a plan to shut the U.S. border to Central Americans and deny them the opportunity to seek asylum, asserting similar emergency powers used during the early 2017 "travel ban," according to administration officials and people familiar with the proposal.
(CBSNEWS) - Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is preparing an order that would send approximately 800 U.S. troops to the border, CBS News' David Martin has confirmed, as President Trump's frustration builds over the caravan of migrants approaching the U.S.
Yes, and here's a good example of what I mean: The 2017 Las Vegas shooting by gunman Stephen Paddock on October 1, 2017 was compared many times in the media to the University of Texas tower shooting by Charles Whitman on August 1, 1966. I had used the Whitman case as the precedent for a similar event happening again in August 2015 of a high altitude marksman shooting an even larger number of people on the ground than in Texas. I also said that the event would bring Charles Whitman's crime into remembrance.
But that event seemingly failed to happen ... until October 1, 2017. Total elapsed time after the August 2015 vector was exactly two years and two months. Note also that both events occurred on 1st of the month.
There have been other cases similar to this in recent years, especially since 2011.
This event, trouble brewing along the US-Mexico border, was based on the disastrous Kennedy "Bay Of Pigs" of April 1961 (thus April 2017). As you can see it has taken 18 months for a potential "repeat" of a somewhat different kind of invasion happening on the US border with Mexico rather than a botched invasion of Cuba by US-supported former Cuban nationals. This time the support of what will likely be a badly botched invasion via Mexico is not that of the President but from radical leftist elements in the US. But no doubt Trump will be made to take the blame when all out war breaks out on the southern border.
It need not get that bad. We are still at what I would call a crisis stage, but not yet the kind that could get very bloody. The situation can still be changed.
Angelina Jolie Divorces Husband Brad Pitt
Hollywood icon Angelina Jolie divorces her husband, actor Brad Pitt, after little more than two years of marriage. The grounds of divorce will be listed as "incompatibility."
One of Hollywood's highest profile marriages is over.
Jolie's attorney says 'decision was made for the health of the family' after two years of marriage amid reports Jolie has asked for custody of their six children
Update, 4:32 p.m. A source familiar with the situation, tells Vanity Fair, "Brad fulfills his commitments." The original story continues below. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have been getting divorced for an eternity. They announced their decision to end their marriage in September 2016, just before the election, an entirely different epoch.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Angelina Jolie on Tuesday sought to move forward with her long and sometimes bitter divorce from Brad Pitt, which has yet to be finalized after almost two years. Jolie's attorney filed papers in Los Angeles Superior Court saying the actress wanted a judgment "returning the parties to single status during calendar year 2018."
In any event, this prediction is not completely fulfilled until the divorce is finalized. For other information regarding the danger to Angelina Jolie go to 2018 (Part One) or else to 2018 Predictions at my new site at Weebly.
It's Mr. and Mrs. Miffed. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are so sick and tired of being husband and wife that they're asking a court to make them legally single again, even before the other details of their divorce are ironed out.
The Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie divorce is inching forward at a glacial pace, but the former Hollywood power couple might finally be able to sever ties before sorting out the rest of their legal drama.
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More than two and a half years after Angelina Jolie first filed for divorce, she and Brad Pitt are about to be single again. A judge ruled that the stars can go back to being legally single before they finalize their divorce settlement - a legal move known as bifurcation that Jolie, 43, and Pitt, 55, requested, according to court documents filed Friday.