The United States Authorizes Two Major "Show-Of-Force" Cruise Missile Strikes on Damascus or Tehran
A one-day or two-day punitive cruise missile strike on either Damascus or Tehran may take place by the US in retaliation for an attack, violations, or a military threat of some sort.
The precedent for two such attacks in the same year is based on 1) two January 1993 missile attacks on an Iraqi military complex in Baghdad by outgoing President George H.W. Bush and 2) a cruise missile strike on Iraq in June 1993 that was ordered by US President Bill Clinton. The June attack was punitive due to a US discovery and foiling of an Iraqi plot to assassinate George Bush Sr. when he was visiting Kuwait earlier in the year.
It is likely that both strikes in 2021 will be against Iran, but it is possible that one strike will be against Iran and the other against Syria.
As was the case in 1993, it may well be that outgoing President Donald Trump may order the January 2021 strikes ... likely against Iran's capital Tehran. Later in the year, possibly in June but perhaps a different month, President Joe Biden will launch another series of strikes against Iran or else Damascus, Syria.
One question that is not easily answered is whether these attacks will be limited in scope that occur in only a day or a few days ... one off events like what happened in 1993 ... or if this time around they become part of a broader, lengthier conflict. Unofficially, Israel is at war with Iran and has been actively since 2019 (a war I predicted would begin early in that year). The media has had a lot of hesitation for some reason acknowledging what the rest of the world knows to be true: Israel and Iran are indeed at war, and it is not merely a "proxy conflict." The war between Saudi Arabia and Iran is technically a proxy conflict in Yemen, but that has been in danger of becoming a direct confrontation. The US has been on the cusp of conflict with Iran, but so far has only been involved in a few strikes inside Iraq against forces supported by Tehran, none of them like the attacks on Iran's capital city predicted here for January and June 2021.
If a total war with Iran breaks out because of these strikes involving the US, Israel, Saudi Arabia and other allies, I will probably cover them here and for a time also on the 2019 Predictions page as that was the year I predicted direct conflict between Israel and Iran, Saudi Arabia and Iran, and the US and Iran would have their genesis.
I also suspect that a major war between Israel and Syria will occur by October 2022 and may involve Jordan and Iraq by June 2023. Also, by 2023, Iran, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt will become caught up in a huge Middle East war extending to the Eastern Mediterranean and possibly the Balkans.
Revolution or Civil War? The Florida Massacre
75% of the victims will be black, 25% will be white or Hispanic. A number of females will be raped and strangled/or shot. The town will be set ablaze like many cities already have been, but this fire will be far more destructive than any thus far.
Death of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei
Only once has revolutionary Iran seen this sight: back in 1989. Now they get to see it again in 2021 or 2024. Then the third grand Ayatollah of Persia comes to power. He will not rule for much more than three years. After his death will come the dreaded "fourth king of Persia" who wages war on Greece, Italy, France and Spain and the European Union as an ally of Russia.
At Least Two South Korean Actresses, Models, or Pop Singers Hang Themselves
"I’ve been asked how the celebrity (more specifically female celebrity) suicide rate in Japan compares with that of Korea. I’m, in no way, going to present any analogies or official statistics of this, but since it’s news whenever a famous person dies (by whatever means), all it took for me to find out how female celeb suicide rates compare between Korea and Japan, was some Internet research. In short, Korean female celebs have been more prone to take their own lives in recent years (the “trend” beginning in February, 2005 with actress Lee Eun-joo’s death) but the suicides of Japanese female celebs started two decades earlier.
Also, the Japanese ladies seem to be a bit more creative than their Korean counterparts when it comes to the method to end it all, sometimes employing the use of toxic chemicals while the Koreans overwhelmingly favor hanging as the preferred means."
After that there was relative quiet from 2010 through 2018, although various minor South Korean stars were periodically found hanged. This relative lull had me believing the worst was over after 2009, so I did not bother to project more suicides might happen in 2019.
Then in 2019, fourteen (2 x 7) years after the suicide of Lee Eun-ju, it all started again ... but much later in the year than in 2005. This time there were three: Korean actress Jeon Mi-seon in June 2019, then K-pop singers Sulli and Goo Hara followed in October and November.
Which brings us to what should have been a lull in 2020 and at least two suicides of South Korean actresses and pop singers in January and February (or sometime) in 2021, fourteen (2 x 7) years after the hanging deaths of pop singer U-Nee and actress Jeong Da-bin in 2007.
There may be more than two as there were three celebrities in 2019 rather than one. If the math remains consistent, there could well be six stars who go the way of Jeong Da-bin and U-Nee.
This year, 2020, the world has been startled by the suicides of three Japanese actresses, two by hanging: Yuko Takeuchi, Sei Ashina and reality TV star Hana Kimura (found with a plastic bag over her head). Japan has been largely untroubled by the phenomenon that has beset South Korea since 2005; but no longer it would appear. It is hard to know if the deaths of Yuko and Sei are something new that must be counted from the year 2020 or if they are a premature part of what 2021 is to be, and now South Korea and Japan must be counted together. South Korean actress Oh In-hye also committed suicide last month, but the actual cause of death has not been given.
South Korean actress Oh In-hye has died in hospital after being found unconscious in her home. South Korean pop culture portal AllK-Pop reported the star died on Monday, aged 36. She had been found unconscious in her home in Incheon, west of Seoul, after an apparent cardiac arrest, according to Incheon Yeonsu Police and the Songdo Fire Department.
A New "United Arab Republic" Created: Grand Arab Alliance Will be Much Larger than UAR
This alliance will likely grow out of the current Arab-Israeli peace process. Unless Jordan continues to have antipathies over Israel's annexation of the West Bank, it should also remain in the same field it has been in since 1993 and as Egypt has since 1979. Obviously the UAE (United Arab Emirates) and Bahrain will be added to the republic. Oman, Kuwait, India and Sudan may also join. Morocco and Chad might. Lebanon may feel pressured to. It is highly doubtful that Iraq will join unless Iraq breaks up into pro-Israeli and anti-Israeli states. Thus, the Sunni and Kurd portions of Iraq might be included in the alliance, but the Shi'a south under dictator Muqtada al-Sadr will likely remain outside of the merger. I believe Saudi Arabia will be the big game changer and will join the new Arab Republic.
The opposition will form its own alliance or should I say "axis." This axis of horror will be comprised of Turkey, Iraq (under al-Sadr), Iran, ISIS, Qatar, Syria, Yemen, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Somalia, and Afghanistan. Pakistan is an unknown. That is NOT a small adversary: Iran and Turkey alone make up a considerable amount of geographical area, population, as well as military might.
Who will lead this new United Arab Republic? It is possible that Egypt may once again as during 1958-1961. That would be President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. Then again, if Saudi Arabia becomes the large member of the alliance, the leadership might instead shift to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman (MbS). I believe if this alliance comes into existence, eventually Mohammad bin Salman will become the republic's major voice.
The meeting was a close secret until the prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu's flight landed at the western Saudi town of Neom on Sunday night, Nov. 22 for a unique rendezvous with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
Several more Arab and Muslim countries are set to normalize ties with Israel, but only after the election next week, US President Donald Trump said at Joint Base Andrews on Tuesday. - Donald J.
Saudi Journalist: Peace With Israel Is A Necessity, Not A Choice; Turkey And Iran Are A Greater Threat Than Israel
Saudi journalist Fahd Ibrahim Al-Dughaither welcomed the recent agreements as harbingers of coexistence, economic growth and constructive competition in the region, in an article titled "Peace Is A Necessity, Not A Choice" in the Saudi state daily 'Okaz, published one day before the signing of the peace agreements between the UAE, Bahrain, and Israel.
Lebanon and Israel, still technically at war, were to begin unprecedented talks sponsored by the United Nations and the United States on Wednesday to settle a maritime border dispute and clear the way for oil and gas exploration.
Israel and Jordan have signed a new aviation agreement that will allow overflights of civilian and military aircraft on routes to and from the Gulf and Asia, paving the way to shorter flight times. Despite Jordan having had a peace agreement for decades with Israel, the Jordanians never signed an open skies agreement while its ...
The recent comments by a Saudi official condemning Palestinians for repeatedly missing opportunities to make peace with Israel and end the decades-old conflict has left many in the Middle east wondering if Saudi Arabia will be the next country to openly normalize ties with Israel.
Sudanese civilians are planning for a delegation of 40 people to visit Israel in November, according to KAN news. It will include athletes, artists and businessmen. Former Sudanese MP and businessman Abu Al-Qasim Bartham is leading the initiative and told KAN that he is not in contact with any official bodies in Israel concerning the visit.
Israel and Syria have technically been at war since the conclusion of the 1967 Six-Day war Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad said that his government would be open to peace talks with Israel on the condition that the Golan Heights are returned to Syria.
Any journalist or commentator who is critical of Turkey 's foreign policy or who appears to cover groups such as Kurds has gotten used to being subjected to social-media abuse, particularly on Twitter, by pro-Turkish accounts over the past few years.
Given the historical ties of Athens with Middle Eastern countries, Greece is an ideal candidate to play a pivotal role in a Mediterranean bloc to include Israel, Gulf States, and European countries with the object of repelling Turkey's expansionist ambitions.
Israel's defence minister accused Turkey on Sunday of destabilising the region and working against peacemaking efforts, and called for international pressure to bring about a change in the NATO power's conduct. Israel generally shies from public censure of Turkey, with which it maintains trade
BEIRUT: Successful border talks with Israel could revive Lebanon's devastated economy and remove Hezbollah's justification for its weapons, analysts told Arab News on Saturday. The first session of US-mediated Lebanese-Israeli talks under UN auspices will take place on Oct. 14 in the Lebanese border town of Naqoura.
Israel and Lebanon agreed to begin U.S.-brokered talks this month aimed at resolving a long-running maritime border dispute, an achievement that would allow both sides to exploit natural-gas reserves in the disputed area off their eastern Mediterranean coasts.
Saudi Arabia's King Salman is keeping the Israel normalisation cards close to his chest, as the kingdom is yet to reveal its final position over the question of warming up to Tel Aviv.
As the UAE and Bahrain prepared to sign a deal to normalise diplomatic relations with Israel this summer, Saudi Arabia - the regional heavyweight - was quietly urging them on. For several months before the deals were signed at the White House, the Saudi crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, had been laying out his rationale for a pact that would overturn regional policies towards a long-term foe.
WAR IN EASTERN UKRAINE ESCALATES, MAY BECOME WORLD WAR III
Near to the Rhine from the Noric mountains, far too late, a great one of the people will be born; who will defend Sarmatia
and the Hungarians, of whom one will not know what became of him.
Through life and death the rule in Hungary will change, the law will become more bitter than servitude: Their great city
calls out with pleas and howls, Castor and Pollux [US and Russia] are enemies in the field.
Already the pandemic prophesied by Anton Johansson to occur one year prior to World War III is now raging worldwide, infecting millions, and forcing countries like Italy, Spain, the UK, and the US to go into an indefinite lockdown.
The escalating confrontation between Israel and Iran being fought in Syria, and at times in Iraq, Turkey, Lebanon, Golan, Gaza, and Sinai, which began in early 2019 as predicted, as well as the ongoing Saudi-Iranian conflict in Yemen that has periodically dragged in Iraq and the United States ... these two are now merging in 2020 to form the great Middle East War that Nostradamus, Alois Irlmaier, the Seer of Waldviertel, and Erna Stieglitz all agree will be in progress when World War III is triggered in Europe by Russia. In addition, also ongoing, there will be huge naval confrontations between certain NATO countries such as the UK and France, the United States, Russia, Libya, Egypt, Greece, Turkey, and Iran in the eastern Mediterranean and Adriatic seas.
Time and again, Nostradamus links unrest, revolution, and civil wars to two countries in particular which will see confrontation between the US and Russia: Hungary and Ukraine. Now that Hungary has become a dictatorship under Prime Minister Viktor Orbán (thanks to the plague COVID-19), it is only a matter of time before revolution breaks out in that country and pits the two nuclear superpowers against each other "in the field."
Russian President Vladimir Putin appears to have achieved a significant victory this week in Nagorno-Karabakh that threatens to alter the geopolitical balance throughout the former Soviet space in his favor. By brokering a Kremlin-friendly peace between Azerbaijan and Armenia, Putin has succeeded in considerably expanding Russia's military presence in the strategically important Southern Caucasus region.
Pro-Russian candidates and parties achieved considerable success in eastern Ukraine during nationwide local elections held on October 25. In towns and cities throughout the region, Moscow-friendly political forces claimed the lion's share of the vote and maintained their traditional dominance over the political landscape. This result was widely expected.
Moscow's military has accused the U.S.-led NATO Western military alliance of pursuing a destabilizing military buildup near the borders between its member states and Russia and Belarus, a charge the 30-member coalition denies. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu joined his Belarusian counterpart Viktor Khrenin via virtual link for a joint board meeting of the two countries' Union State alliance.
Since taking office in spring 2019, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has made ending the Russian-Ukrainian War his top priority. However, almost one-and-a-half years later, he has little to show for his efforts. A ceasefire introduced in late July has succeeded in reducing the death toll in eastern Ukraine, but the Russian occupation continues and genuine breakthroughs towards a lasting settlement remain as elusive as ever.
Russia's support of Alyaksandr Lukashenka may come at a price that could alter the balance of power in Europe as the Kremlin flexes its military might on the eastern fringes of NATO and exacts concessions from the embattled Belarusian strongman.
The United Nations reports widespread human rights violations are rampant in both government- and rebel-controlled areas of Ukraine, as well as in the Russian-annexed Crimean Peninsula. The report by the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights has been submitted to the U.N. Human Rights Council.
After many months of delays, President Zelenskyy finally approved Ukraine's new National Security Strategy in mid-September. This is the fourth Ukrainian security strategy document to be produced during the country's nearly thirty years of independence, and follows the publication of similar documents in 2007, 2012, and 2015.
The poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has sparked lively debate throughout the Western world about the need for a fundamental rethink in relations with the Putin regime. New sanctions are reportedly being discussed, while the future of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project hangs in the balance.
KYIV (Reuters) - Ukraine has begun a large military exercise in response to the Caucasus-2020 drills in neighbouring Russia, aiming to show the preparedness of its army to repel any attack from Russian soil, the Ukrainian military said on Wednesday.
KYIV - Ukraine and the United States launched joint military exercises on Thursday, two days after Russia began joint military drills with forces in neighbouring Belarus. The U.S. Embassy in Kyiv said the U.S. Army-led Rapid Trident exercises, taking place near Yavoriv in western Ukraine, would involve about 4,000 servicemen from 10 countries.
DONBASS, UKRAINE - Olexi Hodzenko did not go to war for the sake of adventure. It is not because he would otherwise not know what to do with his life. He signed up with the Ukrainian army because of unfinished business, which took his father, Dmytro.
Russian occupation troops in Donbas at 14:15 on September 10 opened fire, employing small arms, at Ukrainian positions near the village of Shumy, Joint Forces Operation Command reports. Ukrainian troops and OSCE officials were not harmed due to the efforts of Ukraine's reconnaissance units.
Strengthening Russian positions in Belarus is a direct threat to Ukraine, Minister says - Observer - Galus Australis
The head of Ukrainian diplomacy estimated Wednesday in Lisbon that the strengthening of Russia's positions in Belarus constituted a "direct threat" to the security of his country and announced a strengthening of surveillance at common borders. The crisis is pushing Belarus towards Russia, not Belarus and Russia towards each other.
B-52 Bombers Fly Unprecedented Patrol Along Edge Of Russian-Controlled Territory In Ukraine (Updated)
American and British spy planes lurked in the Black Sea during the B-52's highly unique visit to Ukrainian airspace. USAF / AirNav RadarBox In another unprecedented show of force aimed at Russia, U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress bombers flew from the United Kingdom to Ukraine airspace earlier today.
Three U.S. B-52s Fly Mission Over Ukraine's Sea of Azov Coast In A Clear Show Of Force Toward Russia
One week after taking part in the one-day Allied Sky mission that saw 6 B-52s flying over the capitals of the 30 NATO countries, the BUFFs of the 5th Bomb Wing, from Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, and deployed to RAF Fairford as part of BTF (Bomber Task Force) 20-4, have carried out another pretty interesting mission.
KIEV, September 3. /TASS/. Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba sees Russia's expanded clout in Belarus as a threat to Ukraine. He noted that there is only one scenario of how the situation would develop: "strengthening of Russia." "The Belarusian-Ukrainian border should not become a vulnerable zone.
Ukraine is protesting against human rights abuses and persecution of its citizens in Russian-occupied Crimea and is working to release all political prisoners of the Kremlin, the President's Office has reported. "Ukraine strongly protests against human rights violations and persecution of its citizens living in the temporarily occupied Crimea," she said.
The top diplomat has claimed some 200 Ukrainian nationals have already deployed after passing training. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said a neighboring Belarus is being destabilized by "extremists" from Ukraine, an UNIAN correspondent in Moscow reports.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accused Ukraine on Wednesday of fomenting trouble in neighboring Belarus, and said Moscow saw no point in engaging with a Belarusian opposition council that has emerged amid nationwide anti-government protests. Lavrov, speaking in Moscow after talks with Belarusian Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei, said 200 trained Ukrainian extremists were inside Belarus trying to destabilize it.
The Royal Navy is to send ships to Ukraine to defend itself against Russia threat in the Black Sea for the first time. Ben Wallace said that the new Maritime Training Initiative would be led by the UK to assist the Ukrainian Navy as it defends its "territorial integrity from Russian-backed separatists".
Domestic or Foreign Terrorist Attack on NYC Landmark
Of course it is possible terrorists from the Middle East, perhaps from ISIS, Libya, Syria, or Iran will be responsible. It may be ISIS letting the world know they are anything but vanquished.
With the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center demolished by terrorists flying passenger jets in September 2001, what remains that could be targeted? Plenty. The Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, the Holland Tunnel, The George Washington Bridge, and the New York Stock Exchange for starters. The Empire State Building may no longer be the world's tallest building, but it remains an imposing sight and, for terrorists no doubt, an inviting target.
The New York City Police Department is bracing to work "long hours" in the event of potential unrest from small "core groups" of agitators following Election Day, Commissioner Dermot Shea said Tuesday. Shea told Spectrum NY1 that police personnel across all ranks are on alert throughout the city.
Judging by the plywood, it's shaping up to be an Election Day like no other. In downtown Washington, the sounds of hammers and power tools echoed through the streets Monday as workers boarded up dozens of businesses. In New York City, businesses from Macy's flagship store in Herald Square to high-end shops in Manhattan's chic SoHo neighborhood had already covered their windows.
International Space Station Plummets To Earth or Disaster Occurs During Construction of New Tiangong Space Station
Twenty-one (3 x 7) years almost to the month after Skylab crashed to earth, the largest space observatory ever built, the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory (larger even than the Hubble Space Telescope), was deorbited by manual control in June 2000. Had it been otherwise, it would have been on par with the Skylab incident. The only larger space structures have been space stations.
As we can see, June/July 2021 will be another twenty-one (3 x 7) years since the deorbiting of the Compton Gamma Ray Obervatory and forty-two (6 x 7) years since Skylab's fiery re-entry.
This leaves open the possibility that an accident involving the remaining International Space Station (ISS) could cause it to come crashing to earth. It is also possible that the Hubble could meet with a similar end. There is a 50% chance of a plummeting, decaying orbit with no control for the ISS (or Hubble). In the case of ISS, it could send debris thousands of miles across our planet, some of it impacting towns or cities. I feel the ISS is more likely because when two similar events occur during a 7 base interval, a third such event will resemble the first and not the second. That is to say the two types of structures should alternate.
Also, since the fiery crash of Tiangong-1, we have another vector for the ISS or the new, completed Tiangong in April 2025.
The Oxygen Supply has Failed in the Russian Zvezda Module of the ISS. Don't Worry, the Astronauts aren't in Danger, but the Station is Showing its Age - Universe Today
In November of 1998, the first modules of the International Space Station (ISS) were launched into orbit, and the first crew arrived almost two years later. With almost twenty years of hosting astronauts from all over the world, the ISS holds the record for the longest continuous human presence in Low Earth Orbit (LEO).
Two veteran International Space Station residents will have a Change of Command ceremony on Tuesday before the Expedition 63 crew returns to Earth the following day. Meanwhile, the Russian portion of the crew has temporarily sealed a leak on the orbiting lab. Commander Chris Cassidy of NASA will
The International Space Station has been leaking an unusual amount of air since September 2019. At first, crew members held off on troubleshooting the issue, since the leak wasn't major. But in August, the leak rate increased, prompting astronauts and cosmonauts on board the orbiting laboratory to start trying to locate its source in earnest.
Astronauts pinpoint source of 'non-standard' air leak on ISS, exact location still unknown- Technology News, Firstpost
After months of searching and testing, the International Space Station crew has detected the source of the air leak. Exhibition 63 crew, NASA astronaut and Commander Chris Cassidy and Russian cosmonauts Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner, have found that the leak is situated in the Zvezda service module and determined it to be "beyond expected levels."
On Tuesday, Sept. 29th, the Russian State Space Corporation (Roscosmos) announced that astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) had found the source of a suspected leak. The crew of Expedition 63 - NASA astronaut and Commander Chris Cassidy and Russian cosmonauts Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner - had been searching for this leak since August, and determined that it was "beyond expected levels."
Astronauts were woken during the night to continue the hunt for an air leak on the International Space Station (ISS). Crew members have been hunting for the source over several weeks. But the search was stepped up a notch when the size of the leak appeared to grow on Monday; this erroneous reading turned out to have been caused by a temperature change onboard the ISS.
Prophet Jeremiah's Final "King Of Babylon" Comes to Power
Within the city of Fersod (al-Sadr), homicide, again and again many oxen plow, not to slaughter,
a return again to the honors of Diana, and to Vulcan dead bodies to burn.
This figure nonetheless remains unknown for the time being. He will be Iraqi and likely Iraq will be the center of his empire, but he may also take control of Syria, Lebanon, and Egypt. This is in keeping with the objectives of the terrorist group ISIS, also known as Islamic State. Thus, the King of Babylon may be an ISIS leader. The current leader is Amir Mohammed Abdul Rahman al-Mawli al-Salbi, successor of the first "caliph": Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, killed during a US air strike in November 2019.
There was confusion on May 21, 2020 when Abd Nasser Qardash (aka Abdel Nasser Qirdash) was arrested by the Iraqi military. At first it was reported that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's successor, Amir Mohammed Abdul Rahman al-Mawli al-Salbi, had been arrested but later it was confirmed it was Qardash, a high-ranking member of IS who was once a potential successor of the group’s first leader. Thus, al-Salbi is indeed the leader of ISIS. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi may have been the first caliph of Islamic State (ISIS), but his successor, Al-Salbi, also known as Haji Abdullah, was its founder. Thus, the brain behind the brain that ruled ISIS for 5 years and 4 months is now the new caliph.
Otherwise, if not an ISIS leader, he is a future dictator of Iraq similar to the late Saddam Hussein. None of the prime ministers that succeeded Saddam have had any dictatorial tendencies, including the recently elected prime minister, Mustafa al-Kadhimi. However, in the Shi'a south there remains in control the pro-Iranian firebrand Muqtada al-Sadr. Should he ever come to control over all of Iraq, he would be a worse dictator than Saddam ever was.
After the US invasion of Iraq ended in May 2003, the district of Baghdad known as Saddam City was renamed Sadr City after the deceased Shi'a leader Mohammad Sadeq al-Sadr. Muqtada al-Sadr, an Iraqi Shi'a mullah who leads the Mehdi Army in Iraq, is the son of the man the city was named after, and has used Sadr City as a base of operations. If al-Sadr ever becomes leader of Iraq, which is possible, this would make Baghdad his city by namesake.
Muqtada al-Sadr may well be the "king of Babylon" prophesied by both Nostradamus and the Biblical prophet Jeremiah to appear in the latter days. Jeremiah warns that at the conclusion of the great war, Babylon (Iraq) will be utterly destroyed by many nations from beyond the Middle East, likely from Europe, as well as by the former Mede nations such as Georgia, Armenia, and Turkey. Afterwards, it will remain uninhabitable forever. Nostradamus specifically predicts the armies that are arrayed against "the King of Babylon" at the conclusion of World War III will be led by "the King of Europe" allied with those of Russia.
Iraq's Salahuddin province in mourning after an attack blamed on ISIL fighters killed 10 people, including civilians.
WASHINGTON - Although the Islamic State extremist group is battered and scattered, it cannot be fully defeated until the world finds a way to reconcile and resettle the thousands of people displaced by years of war in Iraq and Syria, the general overseeing American military operations in the Mideast said Thursday.
Fourth Taiwan Strait Crisis
Now that the United States presidential election has drawn to a close with Joe Biden as president-elect, there is a grave concern in Taipei that "a return of Obama-era foreign policy advisers in a potential Biden administration" could mean "a more conciliatory" approach toward China and "less supportive of Taiwan" compared to the Trump administration.
Viral Hemorrhagic Fever Outbreak May Become a New Pandemic
Pau, Verona, Vincenza, Saragossa, from distant swords, terroirs of wet blood:
Plague so great will come from the great shell (or pod), close relief & far away the remedies.
An epidemic of either Ebola or Marburg virus will likely surface somewhere in Africa. Although the timing of the outbreak could be as early as December of this year (2020), it should not pose a threat to nations outside of the African continent until August 2021. However if it skips a seventh year anniversary and waits another seven this will likely not happen until August 2028.
On August 8, 2014, an Ebola epidemic in west Africa was declared an international health emergency by WHO after people infected with the disease became ill in Italy, Spain, France, the US, Canada and the UK. Some of the cases were transmitted to others in those countries. Travel restrictions were put into place and quarantines enforced in New York (21 days), New Jersey, Maine, and Illinois. In addition no one kept statistics on how many people were put into quarantine across the rest of the United States in 2014. 23 states had announced quarantine and movement restriction policies that exceeded guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The Ebola virus causes a form of hemorrhagic fever that affects multiple organ systems in the body. Early symptoms include weakness, muscle pain, headaches and a sore throat. They later progress to vomiting, diarrhea, impaired kidney and liver function -- and sometimes internal and external bleeding. Bleeding can come from every pore of the skin, from the eyes, and from the ears.
Nostradamus may be writing as a physician rather than in military terms when he mentions the great "shell" or "pod." Some believe the shell to be an artillery shell or a missile warhead. But it may be exactly what it sounds like it may be: a shell or pod, a casing.
The life cycle of Ebola is highly dependent on its coiled protein shell, or nucleocapsid, which surrounds the virus’s genetic material. Structural features of the virus’s protein shell may prove to be promising therapeutic targets, more easily destabilized and knocked out by an antiviral treatment.
Marburg virus disease is a highly virulent disease that causes haemorrhagic fever, with a fatality ratio of up to 88%. It is in the same family as the virus that causes Ebola virus disease. Two large outbreaks that occurred simultaneously in Marburg and Frankfurt in Germany, and in Belgrade, Serbia, in 1967, led to the initial recognition of the disease. Outbreaks and sporadic cases have been reported in Angola, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, South Africa (in a person with recent travel history to Zimbabwe) and Uganda.
Marburg can spread through human-to-human transmission via direct contact (through broken skin or mucous membranes) with the blood, secretions, organs or other bodily fluids of infected people.
Can Ebola be weaponized? Yes. Ebola could be weaponized by taking large quantities of it and inserting them into a small “bomblet” that, once detonated, would spray the virus perhaps 30 feet—potentially infecting people as it landed on their faces, on cuts or on hands that they might then touch their eyes with. Marburg virus can also be weaponized in this way.
The prophet Anton Johansson (1858-1909) predicted that prior to World War III, new diseases will be used as weapons and cause 25 million people to die worldwide.
Millions Call for Melania to Run for President, New Popular Party is Created
At a time of mourning will die the unhappy licentious one,
His victrix will celebrate the slaughter:
New law, free edict redrawn,
The wall & Prince on the seventh day falls.
First Lady and widow Melania Trump addresses a crowd of millions of Americans in New York City which is carried worldwide on television and Internet in August 2021. The crowds call out for her to run for president. The display of love and affection and pleas for her to campaign for office to be the first female president are unprecedented, dwarfing all enthusiasm Hillary Clinton ever had in 2004, 2008, or even 2016, despite the fact that there is already an acting president in the White House. Neither Biden nor Pence (depending on the results) are popular, but Melania is quite an item! After unprecedented (but probably unsuccessful) litigation to have the election moved from 2024 to 2022, Melania runs against Pence or Kamala Harris in 2024 (Biden will resign or die after a year in office and be replaced by Harris) as leader of a newly formed independent party. As third parties go, this becomes the most popular party in history.
Melania vs Pence vs Harris.
A photo tweeted by the White House on First Lady Melania Trump's birthday has raised many an eyebrow on social media. The tweet that has generated more than 8,000 comments, simply says "Happy Birthday, @FLOTUS!" and is accompanied by a photo of Mrs.
It was a small moment, buried in the news of President Trump's brief audience yesterday at the Vatican with the Pope: the pontiff blessed first lady Melania Trump's rosary.
First Lady Melania Trump and her husband have surprised observers by enjoying three-hour long candlelit dinners together at the president's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, according to a new book.
Years before her arrival at the White House, Melania appeared in a low-budget Slovenian fashion advert in which she was sworn in as president of the United States. The then 23-year-old model was seen leaving a plane, being escorted by the Secret Service, chatting with reporters and going through an inauguration ceremony. The ad, which has been rediscovered by the US Spanish-language TV network Univision, was intended to depict "the first woman president of the United States on the day of her inauguration". Jozica Brodaric, one of the ad's scriptwriters, said: "It is the most extraordinary historical coincidence. [Melania] looked refined, elegant, really presidential."
Three years before she met Donald, Melania posed nude for a French men's monthly magazine.
The "bombshell" photo set, obtained by the New York Post, shows her lying naked in a bed alongside Scandinavian model Emma Eriksson.
Donald Trump thinks his wife will be a model first lady - and here's the proof. Decades before she was sporting designer dresses on the stage of the Republican National Convention as Mrs. Trump, Melania Knauss posed nude in a photo spread for a now-defunct French men's magazine, The Post has learned.
MELANIA Trump is "counting every minute" until Donald leaves the White House and she can divorce him, a former aide claims. The outgoing First Lady, 50, is reported to regard their 15-year marriage as over and is waiting only for Joe Biden's inauguration in January before making it formal.
President Donald Trump's inner circle is beginning to split over his ongoing refusal to accept the results of the 2020 election, as Jared Kushner and first lady Melania Trump advised him to come to terms with President-elect Joe Biden's victory and his adult sons pressed him and allies to keep fighting.
Former White House aides have made the shocking claims now that Donald Trump has lost the 2020 US presidential election, wife Melania is 'counting the minutes until divorce'. Omarosa Manigault Newman, who first met Trump when she appeared on The Apprentice in 2007, went on to become Assistant to the President and Director of Communications for the Office of Public Liaison and has written a book called Unhinged.
Melania Trump went after Stephanie Winston Wolkoff in a ferocious blog post She slammed the 'salacious claims' in Wolkoff's memoir and claiming her former best friend wrote a 'book of idle gossip trying to distort my character' It was Melania's first public statement on the book 'Major news outlets eagerly
First lady Melania Trump's favorability rating remains at 47%, according to a new Gallup poll, and her unfavorable rating increased by seven points, to 43%, following her Republican National Convention speech last month.
Written by By Jack Guy, CNN A bronze statue of Melania Trump has been put up near her hometown in Slovenia to replace a wooden version which was damaged in an arson attack in July. Artist Brad Downey unveiled the bronze statue Tuesday near Sevnica, the small town in central Slovenia where the US First Lady grew up.
Alex Wong/Getty Images; Ales Beno/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Melania Trump (left) and a bronze replica depicting the first lady in Slovenia The Slovenian town home to a chainsaw-carved depiction of Melania Trump that one local likened to Smurfette is now home to a second, less destructible statue of the first lady - the replacement coming just months after the original was burned by vandals.
As the U.S. celebrated its Independence Day and President Trump vowed to punish those who destroy U.S. monuments, a life-sized sculpture of first lady Melania Trump was burned near her hometown in Slovenia, the Reuters news agency reported. Brad Downey, the Berlin-based American artist who commissioned the sculpture, told Reuters that police told him what happened the day following the incident.
Melania plans to divorce Trump once his presidency ends, claims former aide: 'She's counting every minute'
According to a former aide of President Donald Trump, Melania plans to divorce him once he is out of the white house.
A former White House aide claimed that Melania Trump wants to divorce President Donald Trump once he is out of office Melania's spokesperson denied the claim The POTUS and FLOTUS said they are "equal" in their marriage Melania Trump is allegedly planning to divorce her husband, President Donald Trump, once they are out of the White House, according to a former aide.
Melania Trump, 50, is a former model who is married to the 45th US President Donald Trump, 73. Over the last few years, she has taken on the role of the US First Lady. A body language expert revealed why she may not have "embraced" the position immediately.
(CNN) - First lady Melania Trump's messaging in the wake of the killing of George Floyd and the resulting protests around the country has frustrated the West Wing, according to a White House official. Out of sync with the "law and order" mantra President Donald Trump has supported, the first lady in a handful of tweets has noted peace and healing.
The first lady's encouragement of Americans to wear face masks was all the more striking because it contrasted with her husband's mixed messages on the subject: "I don't see it for myself," President Trump has said.
In a Tweet, America's First Lady said the country supports France in their battle against the coronavirus pandemic. She posted: "Today I spoke with Mrs Brigitte Macron of France. "The United States stands with the French people as we work to defeat the COVID-19 pandemic."
WASHINGTON ( The Borowitz Report)-An awkward scene unfolded at the White House on Tuesday after Donald J. Trump came upon his wife, Melania, furtively watching New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's daily coronavirus briefing. According to White House sources, Trump was walking down a corridor of the Family Residence when he heard a familiar nasal voice emanating from the Lincoln Bedroom, droning on about masks and ventilators.
Melania Trump and Donald Trump married in 2005 after years of dating. They entered the White House in 2017 when Donald became the US President. What has Melania's body language said about their relationship? Donald Trump became the US President when he was inaugurated three years ago.
Melania Trump Melania Trump Republican calls out anti-Trump GOP strategist for mocking first lady's coronavirus PSA Melania Trump releases coronavirus PSA: 'This is not how we'll live forever' 15 things to know today about coronavirus MORE is appearing in a new public service announcement (PSA) about the coronavirus, telling Americans that while life looks different right now, "this is not how we'll live forever."
In December, the president targeted 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg after she won Time magazine person of the year, posting on Twitter that the activist must work on her "Anger Management problem." Despite championing her initiative that promotes internet kindness, Melania Trump remained quiet.
The First Lady wowed in a form-fitting black gown with a dramatic slit up the front, in a series of nostalgic photos uploaded to her FLOTUS Twitter account yesterday. Melania posed up a storm in a never seen before snap from the 2018 Governors Ball, as she prepares to host this year's event alongside her husband at the White House.
Mega-Revolution Spreads from Russia and Ukraine to Germany
At night near Nantes the Rainbow appears, the marine arts will raise up rain:
In the Arabian Gulf a great fleet will flounder, a monster in Saxony born of a bear and a sow.
Overnight the revolution of the communists together with the national socialists starts. There is a storm over cloisters and clergymen. At first humans do not want to believe it, so surprisingly it will happen. Many will be imprisoned and executed. Everyone flees into the mountains. The Pfaender (Mountain) is full of people ... Like a lightning from cheerful sky the revolution of Russia sweeps through first to Germany, then to France, Italy and England. Then the mischief will quite suddenly come from Russia. Everywhere tumults and destruction.
Spates of protests, riots, and street violence will continue in Germany in scenes like the one that occurred over a week ago on February 2, 2020:
The violence sparked arrests as clashes broke out at the east Berlin rally on Friday night. The demonstration was a protest against the European Police Congress, which will meet in Berlin next week, according to the German website focus.de. The group is an anti-fascist movement who oppose the rise of neo-Nazi sentiment in Germany.
But the movements: these are indeed powerful and dangerous. Also the neo-Nazis in Germany have powerful friends supporting them in Russia and Ukraine: the Russian neo-Nazi group Wotanjugend and their leader Alexei Levkin. Wotanjugend, as it turns out, are popular among Russians who want to kick Vladimir Putin out of office.
"Nothing has changed. Indeed, events have come even closer and I can see them even better. I see two men who will kill the "third high-ranking person." They have been paid to do so. One of the murderers is a small black man, the other is a somewhat taller white man. It could possibly happen in the Balkans, but I’m not sure about it.
Prior to the war there will be a fruitful year with good vegetable crops and plentiful fruits. After the murder of "the third" war will erupt without warning during the night. I see dust, and I see three numbers, two 8s and a 9. I do not know what the numbers mean, nor do I know the date and the time."
KYIV - One fan describes it as the "best organized gathering of white nationalists in the world," while another calls it "a fascist metal thing." And, for the fifth year in a row, it's taking place this weekend in the Ukrainian capital. The Asgardsrei festival is never likely to be mistaken for Coachella.
Behind the human waves of revolutionaries, however, will be the advancing military machine of Russia, using the revolution and resulting chaos to their advantage in a move to swiftly conquer all of Europe.
"Divide and conquer." A military strategy as old as ancient Rome ... and still very effective.
There will be time for the revolution to sweep into Germany, then stop before moving on to France, Italy, and England. Clearly one must not confuse the migrating revolution with the Russian invasion that follows. The revolution could take days, weeks, or even months; but the Russian advance will be a blitzkrieg and very swift. Only a matter of hours and days.
The civil war in Moscow (and possible overthrow or assassination of Putin) would be October 2021 ... and because Nostradamus combines Russia ("bear") and Germany ("sow") into one revolution ("monster"), the revolution will occur simultaneously in Germany and possibly Hungary and Ukraine. So I would suggest that the revolution will begin in Russia and Germany in October 2021, consuming all of Germany by March 2022. The Russian blitzkrieg will follow an unknown period of time afterwards.
Following the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, the newly independent republics seemed to be fertile ground for democracy. Today, only three former Soviet republics have successfully democratized-Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania-while many have remained saddled with autocratic regimes reminiscent of Soviet-style dictators. Haphazard liberalization of the fledgling republics led to widespread corruption and the [...]
BARNAUL, Russia -- Supporters of Russian nationalist groups have gathered in a Siberian city to protest against President Vladimir Putin as the country marked the annual National Unity Day holiday. Some 100 activists held the so-called Russian March in the city of Barnaul on November 4, holding posters reading slogans such as "Russia is everything, anything else is nothing" and "Without Siberia, Russia is a dead land."
For the first time in 116 days, Russia's Far Eastern city of Khabarovsk hasn't held a protest rally in support of jailed former governor Sergey Furgal. This is the first day without demonstrations since Furgal's arrest on July 9, reports MBX Media.
Kyrgyzstan's acting president came to power on the back of protest rallies. But how effectively will he deal with demonstrations as a leader?
TBILISI, Georgia (AP) - Georgia's ruling party won the ex-Soviet nation's highly contested parliamentary election, according to preliminary results announced Sunday that the opposition refused to recognize as valid and used to call for protests, saying they were manipulated.
Advertisement Khabarovsk, the largest city in Russia's Far East, is known for its classical architecture, winter ice sculptures, and now, the country's longest running protest. For more than a hundred consecutive days, thousands have taken to the streets waving flags, holding pickets and staging marches.
by: VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV, Associated Press Posted: / Updated: MOSCOW (AP) - Kyrgyzstan's president on Tuesday won parliamentary endorsement for his decree to introduce a state of emergency in the capital of the Central Asian nation, which has been rocked by unrest triggered by a disputed parliamentary election.
'Dadin Law' invoked as two Khabarovsk protesters face jail after multiple fines for involvement in unauthorized protest marches
Two participants in rallies supporting an ousted local governor in Russia's Far East are facing prison time, after exceeding the number of times an individual can be fined for administrative offenses in a short period of time.
A powerful family backed one of the few parties to succeed in a disputed vote, but the country is now unravelling. As a revolt spilled out onto Bishkek's streets and Kyrgyzstan's politics descended into chaos following a disputed parliamentary election, the local elite's blood ran cold. And some have more to lose than others.
On the day Irina Slavina decided to kill herself, Alexei noticed nothing unusual in his wife. It was her mother's 70th birthday and Irina had baked her an apple charlotte to celebrate. At 13:34 Alexei rang her mobile and the couple spoke briefly: "Just normal things, like when she'd be back."
Police in Khabarovsk detained several dozen protesters on October 10 -- the first such crackdown since rallies against the arrest of the provincial governor started three months ago against Governor Sergei Furgal's arrest seen by protesters as a political plot by the Kremlin. (AP, Reuters)
Baton-wielding Russian police in body armor brutally ended weeks of anti-government protests in the country's Far East Saturday by hauling away 25 people and tearing down protest tents in a central square, Reuters reported. Anti-Kremlin demonstrations have been ongoing in the city of Khabarovsk, 3,800 miles east of Moscow, for three months.
Kyrgyzstan's former president has been rearrested as the country's incumbent leader tries to shore up his power after days of unrest over a disputed election. Security forces detained ex-leader Almazbek Atambayev in a raid on Saturday. He had been freed by supporters days earlier in protests against last Sunday's contested parliamentary poll.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Police in Russia's Far East broke up a long-running anti-Kremlin protest with force on Saturday, detaining 25 people according to local authorities, in response to what they called an illegal attempt to erect protest tents in a central square.
Opposition politicians targeted as protesters clash in the capital, Bishkek, hours after emergency rule announced. The former president of Kyrgyzstan, Almazbek Atambayev, survived an assassination attempt in Bishkek when his car was shot at, Russia's RIA news agency cited an aide as saying.
The landlocked country, which borders China, was part of the Soviet Union until independence in 1991. It has a reputation for holding semi-free and fair elections in comparison with some of its neighbours, but uprisings in 2005 and 2010 swept previous presidents from power.
More than a thousand police officers have been deployed in Berlin to evict a left-wing housing project known as the Liebig34 squat. Violence broke down during the planned eviction, with footage of the chaos posted on social media. In one video, protesters can be seen trying to punch German police officers who are wearing riot gear.
Our latest from the violent clash in Kyrgyzstan's capital this evening. More coming soon.
At least five people were injured during fresh clashes between rival groups in Kyrgyzstan on Friday as the volatile Central Asian country slipped deeper into crisis. Political factions were jostling for power as President Sooronbay Jeenbekov ordered military forces to enter the capital after claiming he was ready to resign to calm tensions.
BISHKEK (Reuters) - Kyrgyz President Sooronbai Jeenbekov declared a state of emergency in the capital Bishkek on Friday and ordered the military to end days of unrest, as supporters of rival political groups fought on the streets. A Reuters journalist in the capital heard gunshots and saw demonstrators from rival groups throwing rocks and bottles at each other and scuffling.
The Ukrainian president said that those in power must listen to those they serve, or face revolt. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has commented on the protests in Khabarovsk, Russia's Far East. "What is happening today in Khabarovsk is, I think, the very clear position of people who come out [on to the streets] - that they have an opinion," he said in an interview with POLITICO.
Belarus opp leader Tikhanovskaya to discuss future moves with German Chancellor Merkel - Republic World
Belarus opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya is set to meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday, October 6 to force the Belarusian authorities for a dialogue, reported The Guardian. While the standoff in the European nation is taking a geopolitical direction including Russia and the West, Tikhanovskaya is reported to have said that she will seek Germany's intervention as a 'mediator' in negotiations between protest leaders and Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko.
The Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya will meet Angela Merkel in Berlin on Tuesday, as the standoff in Belarus increasingly takes on a geopolitical dimension, becoming one more bone of contention between Russia and the west.
The forces of freedom are pushing to wrest another country free of a Vladimir Putin ally, as a mass-protest movement aims to stop Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, aka "Europe's last dictator," from stealing the Aug. 9 election. Daily demonstrations have escalated ever since Lukashenko declared he'd won his sixth term in office with 80 percent of the vote.
People in the Far Eastern Russian city of Khabarovsk have taken to the streets for the 78th consecutive day to protest the arrest in July of the region's popular former governor. Crowd estimates for the September 26 rally ranged from some 500 to over 2,000.
A rigged election, a governor imprisoned, and an opposition leader poisoned - that's the kind of summer it was in Russia and Belarus. Out of all that, an eruption of protests continues. In Belarus, outrage over the rigged presidential election in August show no signs of letting up.
A recent amendment to Russia's anti-extremism legislation categorizes alienating territories from the country as extremism. The change arguably serves as a deterrent to the current mass protests in the Far East city of Khabarovsk, a persistent threat to the regime's stability, as well as a new legal provision for anti-extremism legislation that has already been used.
Rallies in Russia's Far Eastern city of Khabarovsk have been overshadowed by the protests in Belarus, as well as the alleged poisoning of opposition figure Alexei Navalny. Although anti-Kremlin protesters in the city of 600,000 still hold weekly demonstrations, demanding Russian authorities return former governor Sergei Furgal to the Khabarovsk region for a "fair trial" by jury, their voices can hardly be heard.
Hundreds of people in the Far Eastern Russian city of Khabarovsk have taken to the streets for the 64th consecutive day to protest the arrest in July of the region's popular former governor. Protest organizers estimated the crowd on September 12 at about 2,000 people, while the city administration said about 700 people participated.
Thousands of people have taken to the streets of Khabarovsk, in Russia's far east, in the 10th consecutive protest since the arrest of the region's former governor. Observers said on Saturday some 9000 people protested, carrying flags and posters, while city officials put the number at 700.
Few expected the city of Khabarovsk to become a hotbed of protest -- it lies seven time zones and 6,400 kilometers from Moscow, a physical distance that compounds the sense of detachment from Russia's capital. But a sense that Moscow has not addressed protesters' demands keeps them coming out.
Belarus has been gripped by nationwide demonstrations since early August after long-time leader Alexander Lukashenko controversially won a national election. His victory is widely disputed, with protesters believing the election was rigged in his favour. Now, the Belarusian president, who has remained in power for 25 years, has insisted he will not give in to demands to step down.
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko is standing firm and says he has no intention of stepping down, despite weeks of massive protests over his disputed re-election in August. He has previously blamed the US for instigating the demonstrations and later had a warning for Russia.
KHABAROVSK, Russia -- Hundreds of locals in the Far Eastern Russian city of Khabarovsk have taken to the streets for the 57th consecutive day to protest the arrest in July of the region's popular former governor. Protest organizers estimated the crowd on September 5 at about 2,000 people, while the city administration said about 1,000 people participated.
The top diplomat has claimed some 200 Ukrainian nationals have already deployed after passing training. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said a neighboring Belarus is being destabilized by "extremists" from Ukraine, an UNIAN correspondent in Moscow reports.
Thousands of people have taken to the streets in Russia's far eastern city of Khabarovsk to protest against President Vladimir Putin's handling of a regional political crisis and the suspected poisoning of his most vocal critic.
(Reuters) - Thousands of people took to the streets on Saturday in Russia's far eastern city of Khabarovsk to protest against President Vladimir Putin's handling of a regional political crisis and the suspected poisoning of his most vocal critic.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has praised Minsk's response to post-election protests - claiming after he announced Moscow's preparations to bolster President Alyaksandr Lukashenka's regime with Russian security forces that the Kremlin is more "neutral" on the Belarusian crisis than the United States or the European Union.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned that he stands ready to send police to Belarus if protests there turn violent. Speaking in an interview broadcast on Thursday, Putin said currently there was no such need and voiced hope for stabilising the situation in the neighbouring country.
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Fifteen years ago, then-U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice referred to Belarus under President Aleksandr Lukashenko as "the last remaining true dictatorship in the heart of Europe." After his regime rigged yet another election this month and brutally suppressed peaceful protests, arresting some 7,000 people, the moniker resurfaced in headlines .
MOSCOW-Russian President Vladimir Putin warned top European leaders against interfering in the political crisis engulfing Russia's longtime ally, Belarus, as protests against its leader continued to swell. Mr. Putin spoke with French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in separate calls Tuesday, a day before an emergency European Union summit was scheduled to discuss the bloc's response to events unfolding in Belarus.
Alarm bells in Ukraine as Lukashenka calls on Putin to rescue his crumbling regime - Atlantic Council
While the drama of Belarus's unexpected revolution has been unfolding, significant collateral damage has been done to official relations between Minsk and Kyiv. These deteriorating bilateral ties place in question the acceptability of Minsk as the venue for peace negotiations aiming to bring the six-year undeclared Russo-Ukrainian War to an end.
Thousands of protesters have marched in Russia's Far Eastern city of Khabarovsk, where rallies against President Vladimir Putin's role in a regional political crisis have been held for over a month. Some of the protesters chanted "Long live Belarus!" as they marched through Khabarovsk on August 15, voicing support for demonstrations against the disputed presidential vote in Belarus.
Protesters in Russia's Far Eastern city of Khabarovsk , where rallies against President Vladimir Putin's role in a regional political crisis have been going on for almost a month, have voiced their support for demonstrations against the presidential vote in Belarus.
KHABAROVSK - As the rain beat down, a sea of umbrellas filled the valley that has become part of the well-trodden path protesters take on their daily march around the city of Khabarovsk in Russia's Far East. Despite a torrential summer downpour, thousands took to the streets for the fourth straight massive Saturday protest, the main event of the daily rallies.
KHABAROVSK, Russia-In this remote city, thousands of miles east of Moscow, Russian President Vladimir Putin is facing a challenge to his rule from a place that has rarely protested before. It is coming from the likes of Ivan Rubanov, a 64-year-old grandfather, who has joined tens of thousands of people demonstrating against the arrest of a popular opposition party governor earlier this month.
MINSK -- Tens of thousands of people have gathered in the Belarusian capital for the largest opposition rally in the country since the start of the campaign ahead of a presidential election on August 9.
KHABAROVSK, Russia -- Thousands of demonstrators gathered in the streets of Russia's Far Eastern city of Khabarovsk for a third weekend on July 25 to show their anger over the Kremlin's replacement of a popular regional governor.
Huge anti-government demonstrations erupted in Russia's far east on Saturday over the arrest of a popular governor who was replaced this week by a Kremlin appointee who has never lived in the fraught region.
Mass demonstrations triggered by the arrest of a local governor in Russia's Far East have grown into a wave of dissatisfaction over social and economic struggles and the rule of Vladimir Putin, despite the president's recent referendum victory. Photo: Evgenii Pereverzev/Reuters
Tens of thousands of people in Russia's Far East marched in protests triggered by the arrest of a popular regional governor, but that have since morphed into a wave of growing dissatisfaction over social issues and the rule of President Vladimir Putin.
MOSCOW - An unlikely protest movement has become the first major challenge to Russian President Vladimir Putin after he secured his political future in a contentious vote this month - and it may spell more trouble in the days ahead.
MOSCOW - An unlikely protest movement has become the first major challenge to Russian President Vladimir Putin after he secured his political future in a contentious vote this month - and it may spell more trouble in the days ahead.
As for the USS Stark, on May 17, 1987, an Iraqi jet aircraft fired missiles at the American frigate USS Stark. Thirty-seven United States Navy personnel were killed and twenty-one were injured. This happened near Saudi Arabia in the Persian Gulf. Saddam claimed it was an accident and that Iraq thought the ship was Iranian. President Ronald Reagan believed this and declared war on Iran in the first Persian Gulf War. This would set the date for May 2022.... about the time the revolution in Germany would be well underway and spreading to France and Italy.
Of course it is possible the "great fleet" that flounders is the Iranian navy.
Moonbow near Nantes
Photographer in Scotland Captures Incredibly Rare Double Moonbow Appearing Simultaneously With Aurora Borealis | OutdoorHub
OutdoorHub Editor: Keenan Crow 10.14.20 Have you ever witnessed the Northern Lights in person? Watching those lights dance across the night sky is quite captivating, but they're rarely seen by most people. Well, a photographer in Scotland last month captured a phenomenon that's even more rare, and the photos are being shared widely on social media.
Courtesy: Theresa and Dar Tanner Sky-watchers in southern Alberta were treated to a spectacle Sunday night, with bright auroras dancing across the sky. And that's not all. One image -- featuring an elusive 'moonbow' alongside the auroras has gone viral. WOW!! The Moonbow and Aurora last night at Castor Alberta was mind blowing to see together!
The places most associated with Aurora Borealis or the Northern Lights are Norway and Iceland, but residents of northern Scotland recently witnessed the natural phenomenon, and that too with an equally rare lunar rainbow. The images of the unique event is now being widely shared on social media.
Compared to their daytime siblings, moonbows are rare, writes Ian Griffin. A few weeks ago, I stood beside Hoopers Inlet. I hoped to witness an aurora that experts predicted might be visible. The night was cold, and the moon almost full. Cumulus clouds covered the sky while passing showers occasionally doused me and the new camera I was testing.
A heavy goods driver for Morrisons spotted an incredible optical phenomenon on his way back to Formby. Ian had driven to Glasgow to collect food supplies for the supermarket, but on his return journey he clocked a ' moonbow'. A moonbow is caused when the light from the moon is refracted through water droplets in the air.