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.
BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) -- The US military said early Wednesday it carried out airstrikes in eastern Syria that targeted areas used by militias backed by Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard. There was no immediate acknowledgment by Syria’s state-run media of the strikes hitting Deir Ezzor. Iran as well did not acknowledge the attack./p>
The US says it has carried out air strikes against Iran-backed militias near the Iraq-Syria border in response to drone attacks on its forces in Iraq. A Pentagon spokesman said the strikes targeted "operational and weapons storage facilities" at three locations. President Biden had been clear he would act to protect US personnel, he added.
The airstrikes come after a series of recent rocket attacks that occured in Iraq and targeted US assets. While the US said it is still investigating the attacks, State Department said that rockets used in the attacks were "Iranian-made" and "Iranian-supplied".
WASHINGTON — The United States launched airstrikes in Syria on Thursday, targeting facilities near the Iraqi border used by Iranian-backed militia groups. The Pentagon said the strikes were retaliation for a rocket attack in Iraq earlier this month that killed one civilian contractor and wounded a US service member and other coalition troops.
(CNN) The US military on Thursday struck a site in Syria used by two Iranian-backed militia groups in response to rocket attacks on American forces in the region in the past two weeks. The strikes, which mark the US military's first known action under President Joe Biden, swiftly drew criticism from a Democratic lawmaker.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on February 15 called for an investigation into a rocket attack on an airbase in Iraq’s Kurdistan region and promised to “hold accountable those responsible”. According to BBC, Blinken said that the United States is “outraged” by the rocket attack in the Kurdistan region.
The US has vowed to "hold accountable those responsible" for Monday's rocket attack in Iraq's Kurdistan region that killed a civilian contractor. A US service member and five other contractors were injured when rockets hits sites in the Irbil city, including a base used by the US-led coalition. In a statement, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Washington was "outraged" by the attack.
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.
Crime has been on the rise in several major metropolitan areas, and a five-day spree of gun violence has South Florida law enforcers concerned it could be happening here, as well. A series of shootings in Miami-Dade County over the Memorial Day weekend has law enforcement concerned the spike in violent crime seen in many major American cities could be taking hold here.
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Miami Dade police are investigating a deadly mass shooting that left more than 20 people injured in what detectives described as a “targeted act of violence.” Authorities said two people have died as a result of their injuries. “This is a despicable act of gun violence,” said Miami-Dade Police Director Freddy Ramirez
The deaths and alleged crimes come amid continuing chaos in South Beach, where police have arrested hundreds of partiers involved in violence and property destruction. Two North Carolina men on spring break in Florida have been charged with drugging and raping a woman who later died, possibly of a drug overdose in Miami Beach, police said Tuesday.
TAMPA BAY, FL – Two North Carolina men have been arrested for drugging and raping a woman on spring break who later died in a hotel room on Miami Beach. The two men are also charged with stealing the woman’s credit cards.
Following a violent weekend, Miami Beach Police Chief Rick Clements said on Feb. 1, 2021, that he will reimpose an enhanced staffing plan for South Beach that will put up to 28 more officers back on patrol in the area.
MIAMI (CBSMiami) – It’s been a bloody beginning to 2021 in South Florida with around three dozen people shot in just 13 days in Miami-Dade and Broward. In many cases multiple victims were caught in a hail of gunfire.
The Challenger Disaster Revisited
These events should be treated as warnings to NASA which has more missions planned in 2021. Unless there has been a change, the first manned flight of the Boeing Starliner spacecraft is planned for June 2021. Astronauts Chris Ferguson, Nicole Mann and Michael Fincke will make up the crew of three. The follow-up Starliner-1 mission will fly NASA astronauts Sunita Williams, Josh Cassada and Jeanette Epps, along with a fourth crew member, likely from an international partner in December 2021. Either date is dangerous. Other SpaceX and Virgin Galactic missions I do not know about.
Waiting a year is not that long. Would it not be safer to land a crew on the moon in 2025 rather than 2024?
SpaceX starship had ‘near miss with a UFO’ and ‘astronauts were told to prepare for a CRASH’, Nasa reveals
THE SPACEX starship is reported to have had a near miss with a UFO - with astronauts on board told to buckle up and prepare for a crash, Nasa has revealed. While en route to the International Space Station after a successful launch in Florida, the four crew members were notified they could soon collide with an unknown object.
"The NASA/SpaceX team was informed of the possible conjunction by US Space Command,” NASA spokesperson Kelly Humphries told Futurism. “The object being tracked is classified as ‘unknown.'” There was no time, Humphries said, to perform an avoidance maneuver to get out of the way of the object. Instead, SpaceX advised that the astronauts put on their pressurized suits in case of a collision.
Astronauts on board SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft currently on their way to the International Space Station (ISS) were successfully able to avoid collision with a piece of space debris during their journey as part of NASA's Crew-2 mission. The nature of the debris is unknown and SpaceX mission control told the crew to put their spacesuits on and prepare for a potential anomaly out of an "abundance of caution," as described by NASA spokesperson Leah Cheshire.
The next launch window for a NASA crew to the International Space Station aboard a SpaceX rocket has been pushed back by at least another two days, to no earlier than April 22, the space agency said.
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.
Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, canceled all his meetings and public appearances last week after falling gravely ill and is currently on bed rest under observation by a team of doctors, The New York Times reported on Friday, citing four people familiar with his health situation.
Ebrahim Raisi: "The new and dreadful king"
The leader of Scotland, with six from Germany, will be taken captive by Eastern seamen.
They will pass Gibraltar and Spain, presented in Persia to the new dreadful king.
Raisi will then become "the third king of Persia" by the prophet Daniel's reckoning. But it will not be until the "fourth king," an extremely wealthy king, assumes power that Iran will invade and conquer a part of Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Macedonia, Bulgaria, the former Yugoslav states, and Greece. This will lead to the prophesied showdown between the king of Grecia and the king of Persia. By that time World War III will be well underway with little time remaining.
If Khamenei remains in power throughout the remainder of the year, it is likely he will continue to do so until at least June 2024. In any event the world will have to contend with Ebrahim Raisi, as president and later as supreme mullah, for another 16 or 17 years. As to when the "fourth king" assumes power we are left with either 2037 or 2038 ... for his reign will be brutal but short. It is possible that HE is the "new and dreadful king" and not Raisi, but judging from Raisi's reputation being reported by the news media, it seems probable he is the one. He will, after all, prosecute a period of warfare and terror within the Middle East and also in North Africa and the Eastern Med in the years running up to the fourth king's drive through Turkey and the Balkans, aiding the great invasion by "the East" of Europe in 2038.
Iranian President-Elect Rejects Biden Meeting and Refuses Negotiations -- Iran says it will abandon nuclear talks, as hardline president takes office
Iran’s newly elected hardline president, Ebrahim Raisi, said in his first press conference on Monday that he will not allow negotiations to take place on the country’s contested missile program, which includes long-range ballistic missiles capable of carrying a nuclear warhead. He also said that he will not agree to any future meetings with President Joe Biden. Raisi, a former chief justice who authorized the murder of thousands of dissidents, also said Iran will not agree to any new nuclear agreement.
BEAST IN THE MIDDLE EAST Iran elects new president Ebrahim ‘The Butcher’ Raisi who had pregnant women tortured and ordered vile mass executions
IRANIAN hardline cleric Ebrahim Raisi has won a landslide victory to be declared the country's next president - but he has a bloody history steeped in murder and executions, activists claim. Raisi - known by some as The Butcher - seemingly stormed to victory after winning some 50 per cent of the 29million votes cast in the election on Friday. He has allegedly ordered the torture of pregnant women, had prisoners thrown off cliffs, had people flogged with electric cords, and has overseen countless other brutal acts of violence.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran’s hard-line judiciary chief won a landslide victory in the country’s presidential election, a vote that both propelled the supreme leader’s protege into Tehran’s highest civilian position and saw the lowest turnout in the Islamic Republic’s history. The election of Ebrahim Raisi, already sanctioned by the U.S. in part over his involvement in the mass execution of thousands of political prisoners in 1988, became more of a coronation after his strongest competition found themselves disqualified from running in Saturday’s vote.
That would make him the "third king of Persia" when Khamenei dies. The Old Testament prophet Daniel warns the great war between Persia and Grecia will not happen until the fourth king comes to power. As a future "third" ayatollah, Raïssi might not serve for much more than a decade.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran’s hard-line judiciary chief won the country’s presidential election in a landslide victory Saturday, propelling the supreme leader’s protege into Tehran’s highest civilian position in a vote that appeared to see the lowest turnout in the Islamic Republic’s history. Initial results showed Ebrahim Raisi won 17.8 million votes in the contest, dwarfing those of the race’s sole moderate candidate.
Iran’s presidential frontrunner personally approved the secret mass murder of hundreds of regime critics in 1988—and can be heard defending and laughing about the gruesome massacre in a decades-old audio recording translated by the Washington Free Beacon. Ebrahim Raisi, a cleric who serves as chief justice of Iran, is reported to be Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei’s favored candidate to win Friday’s presidential election, which most international observers see as a sham given the regime’s decision to disqualify any candidate viewed as a moderate.
Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei seems inclined to promote a candidate who will quash dissent over someone who could work with the West. Ebrahim Raisi, a ruthless cleric who knows much more about crushing internal dissent than about Islamic law has long been mentored by Khamenei. If the supreme leader fears for his own mortality—he is 82 with cancer—then making a cleric like Raisi president is compelling. It’s not at all unimaginable that the supreme leader would choose him as his successor.
The Constitutional Council of Guardians invalidated nearly 600 candidatures for the presidential election of the Islamic Republic of Iran to be held on 18 June 2021. Everything seems to have been done to favor Ebrahim Raïssi, who leads in a Fars agency poll by 72.5%. He was indicated as the possible successor of Guide Ali Khamenei, to whom he is very close.
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 another 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.
Young actress-model Song Yoo-jung had enjoyed a successful career before a recent downturn in work and prospects. On January 23, she died suddenly. Initial media reports suggested she took her own life. If true, she would be the latest in a series of young South Korean female entertainers to die by suicide. Actress Oh In-hye, 36, took her life last September.
If the news is not going to be transparent enough to even admit a celebrity committed suicide, let alone without getting into specifics, it will be impossible to prove ... or to disprove ... my predictions. I have been specific about the manner of death because I recognized this form of suicide as a sudden, disturbing and emergent TREND in the period 2005-08. It thus becomes not only historically relevant but relevant to the science of prediction, especially as that science will be practiced in the many years ahead long after I am dead.
The point being, there is absolutely NOTHING that can not be predicted mathematically based on past historical precedent or once a novel event establishes a precedent. As demonstrated in films like Minority Report, the science of prediction then becomes the science of prevention.
South Korean TV actress Song Yoo-jung had died at age 26. Her management agency shared the sad news this week. Her cause of death was not revealed, but it comes after several other young Korean stars have died by suicide in recent years.
K-Drama Star Song Yoo-jung's Passing Brings Back Attention to Mounting Celebrity Deaths in South Korea
Song Yoo-jung's death at age 26 has left fans of the K-drama actress dismayed and shocked. Yoo-jung's agency Sublime Artist did not confirm the cause of death. Broken on Instagram by her agency Sublime Artist, the news caused a wave of gloom among fans of K-drama, a heterogeneous group that consists of viewers from across the world. Yoo-jung was 26.
Mystery surrounds the death of South Korean actress Song Yoo Jung (aka Song Yu Jung) who reportedly died on January 23. Even as the actress' agency did not specify the cause of her death there were speculation about it being a suicide.
South Korean actress Song Yoo-jung dies aged 26, another bright young light from country’s entertainment scene extinguished before her time
Song, known for the MBC series Make Your Wish, died on January 23, with the cause of death not immediately revealed. Several early reports in Korea stated she had committed suicide before being ammended.
South Korean actress and model Song Yoo-jung died on Saturday, January 23. She was 26. Sublime Artist Agency, which represented Yoo-jung, announced the news on Monday, January 25. The New York Times reported that she was found dead in Seoul, South Korea. The cause of death was not immediately known.
Song Yoo-jung, South Korean Actress, Is Found Dead at 26 -- No cause of death was disclosed, but the case followed a string of suicides by young entertainers in the country
A 26-year-old actress was found dead on Saturday in Seoul, South Korea, the latest loss of a young performer in the country’s entertainment industry, which has faced a reckoning over the mental health burden on its glamorous stars.
Actress Oh In Hye has died by suicide. According to an exclusive report from Dispatch, an acquaintance of Oh In Hye’s confirmed to the media outlet that she has passed away. Oh In Hye made the extreme decision to end her life earlier today. An acquaintance found her, unconscious, in her home, and immediately alerted emergency services. However, Oh In Hye’s body was unable to overcome its condition. Her heart stopped later in the afternoon, and she was pronounced dead.
Korean actress, model and YouTuber Oh In-hye died Monday after being discovered unconscious at her home by a friend. She was 36. Incheon Yeonsu Police confirmed to South Korean media Tuesday that the actress was in cardiac arrest when she was found around 5 a.m. on Monday. Police did not suspect foul play, but said the circumstances surrounding Oh’s death are being investigated and that she had recently been suffering from depression.
Korean news outlet OSEN reported that the 36-year-old failed to regain consciousness after an alleged suicide bid. A spokesperson for the funeral parlour at Inha University Hospital told OSEN that the wake is being held at the hospital. South Korean actress Oh In-hye was rushed to hospital after being found unconscious at home this morning (Sep 14).
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.
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."
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia launched a wide-ranging attack on Ukraine on Thursday, hitting cities and bases with airstrikes or shelling, as civilians piled into trains and cars to flee. Ukraine’s government said Russian tanks and troops rolled across the border in a “full-scale war” that could rewrite the geopolitical order and whose fallout already reverberated around the world.
PUTIN DECLARES WAR Russian missiles blitz cities across Ukraine with ‘hundreds’ of casualties as Putin orders full-scale invasion
VLADIMIR Putin has declared WAR on Ukraine and unleashed his terrifying arsenal with a full scale assault on the country - plunging Europe into a bloody new crisis. The tyrant declared a “special military operation” in Ukraine with a dawn raid after months of amassing his forces on the border and brazenly lying to the world about his plans to invade.
Assault on Kiev: Russian helicopters swoop above Ukraine's capital as Putin launches all-out invasion from north, south and east, with cruise missiles hitting airports and military bases, tanks rolling in and scores killed
Russia has today launched all-out war on Ukraine with simultaneous attacks coming from south, east and north, by land and by air. Missiles and bombs rained from the sky, tanks rolled across the border, helicopters buzzed in the air and explosions were seen across the country after Vladimir Putin gave the order to attack.
Russian Navy Cruisers Positioned to Counter U.S., French and Italian Carrier Groups in the Mediterranean
Three Russian guided-missile cruisers have been arrayed across the Black Sea and the Mediterranean Sea to counter three NATO carrier strike groups, causing concern in the Pentagon, a U.S. defense official told USNI News on Tuesday. As of Monday, the three Slava-class cruisers were operating in and around the Aegean Sea – RTS Moskva (121) in the Black Sea, RFS Varyag (011) south of Italy and RTS Marshal Ustinov (055) off the coast of Syria, near Russia’s naval base in Tartus.
President Biden on Tuesday directed additional U.S. troops to NATO’s eastern flank as Russia moved a step closer toward a large-scale invasion of Ukraine. “As Russia contemplates its next move, we have our next move prepared as well,” Biden told reporters at the White House.
The Hungarian defense ministry on Tuesday announced in a Facebook post that it would be sending troops close to the Hungarian-Ukrainian border, which is situated in the northeastern region of Hungary, Reuters reported.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky announced on Tuesday that he was reviewing a request from his diplomats to cut all ties to Russia in response to Russian leader Vladimir Putin recognizing Russian proxies in the country as sovereign states and ordering “peacekeeping” troops into Ukraine.
Putin orders 'peacekeeping forces' into two pro-Russian regions in eastern Ukraine after Biden hit them with sanctions: US orders ALL State Department staff to leave and condemns Moscow's 'blatant breach of international law'
Vladimir Putin ordered troops into two breakaway regions of Ukraine on Monday to 'maintain peace' soon after he recognized the area's independence, triggering a huge escalation in tensions and the imposition of US sanctions. His aggressive move immediately raised fears that invasion was imminent - or that it had already begun.
Russian terminator tanks have moved within two miles of the Ukrainian border as fears of war grow. Convoys of Kremlin military firepower have moved close to the border, a new video has revealed. A train loaded with Terminator tank support fighting vehicles is seen in a video evidently for the first time heading towards the border. The Terminator is seen as especially suited to urban warfare.
White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan said Monday the U.S. believes Russia is planning an "extremely violent" invasion of Ukraine, saying Moscow will seek to "crush" the Ukrainian people. "We believe that any military operation of the size, scope and magnitude of what we believe the Russians are planning will be extremely violent. It will cost the lives of Ukrainians and Russians, civilians and military personnel alike," Sullivan said during an appearance on NBC's "Today."
Massive explosions rip through Russian separatist city of Luhansk in eastern Ukraine hours after car bomb and mass evacuation of 700,000 civilians - as Biden says Putin 'WILL invade in days'
Two new blasts have been heard in eastern Ukraine just hours after a car bomb saw the mass evacuation of 700,000 civilians from the region amid fears of a looming Russian attack in the country. The explosions, which have been 'linked to a gas pipeline', were heard in the Russian separatist city of Luhansk in eastern Ukraine, one of the main cities in Ukraine's breakaway region of People's Republic of Luhansk, according to reports.
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — U.S. President Joe Biden said Friday that he is “convinced” Russian President Vladimir Putin has decided to invade Ukraine, including an assault on the capital, as tensions spiked along the militarized border with attacks that the West called “false-flag” operations meant to establish a pretext for invasion.
On Saturday, Russian President Vladimir Putin will personally oversee nuclear readiness drills. The missile testing happens every year, but with tensions growing at the Ukraine border, the White House is taking notice of the timing, saying Russia could invade within days. NBC’s Richard Engel reports for TODAY.
Kyiv — Ukrainian forces and the pro-Russian separatists they're fighting in the country's east reported a second day of increased shelling on Friday, as the leaders of the rebels' self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics accused the Ukrainian government of planning an imminent attack.
LONDON — NATO has accused Russia of increasing the number of troops it has amassed at the Ukrainian border a day after Moscow claimed it had begun withdrawing some of its military units. Western leaders have warned that they are yet to see evidence of such a move, after a spokesman for the Russian Ministry of Defense announced on Tuesday that some units, having completed military drills near the border, were already on the move.
Biden says U.S. has not verified a pullback of Russian troops from Ukraine’s border, despite Moscow’s claims
In a national address from the White House on Tuesday, President Biden said the United States has not yet determined that some Russian military units are moving back from the border of Ukraine and returning to their bases, despite claims by senior Russian officials.
Russia has moved some long-range artillery and rocket launchers into firing position, threatening Ukraine, according to a U.S. official. Some Russian units have left their assembly areas — the bumper-to-bumper formations seen in satellite photos — and are beginning to move into "attack positions," according to the official.
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley told lawmakers that Kyiv could fall within 72 hours if a full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine takes place, multiple congressional sources tell Fox News. Milley told lawmakers during closed-door briefings on Feb. 2 and 3 that a full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine could result in the fall of Kyiv within 72-hours, and could come at a cost of 15,000 Ukrainian troop deaths and 4,000 Russian troop deaths.
Biden calls Ukraine's President Zelensky to warn him to 'prepare for impact' and that Russian forces could 'SACK Kiev' as he puts Fort Bragg's 82nd Airborne on standby
President Joe Biden reportedly told Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Thursday to brace his country for a certain Russian invasion. Biden told Zelensky that an invasion is virtually certain and to 'prepare for impact,' CNN reported. He said Kiev could be 'sacked' by Russian forces.
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has placed roughly 8,500 U.S. military personnel on heightened alert to potentially deploy to Eastern Europe, the Pentagon announced Monday. The move comes as NATO weighs a possible activation of its response force to beat back a Russian invasion of Ukraine, which the West fears is imminent.
NATO takes command of US carrier strike group as allies send more jets and warships to deter Russia's threat against Ukraine
As tensions with Russia threaten to boil over, the USS Harry S. Truman carrier strike group was sent to the Mediterranean as part of a NATO exercise, the Pentagon announced last week. Department of Defense Press Secretary John Kirby told reporters the carrier group will "demonstrate NATO's ability to integrate the high-end maritime strike capabilities of an aircraft carrier strike group to support the deterrence and defense of the alliance."
The U.S. delivered its first shipments of promised assistance to Ukraine Friday night, including "lethal" aid, as part of ongoing efforts to deter Russian invasion. The shipment includes around 200,000 pounds of ammunition and weapons for frontline defenders. The U.S. Embassy in Kyiv hailed the shipment – delivered by airplane – as part of $2.7 billion of investments made in Ukraine.
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia is a sending an unspecified number of troops from the country’s far east to Belarus for major war games, officials said Tuesday, a deployment that will further beef up Russian military presence near Ukraine amid Western fears of a planned invasion. Amid the soaring tensions, the White House warned that Russia could attack its neighbor at “any point,” while the U.K. delivered a batch of anti-tank weapons to Ukraine.
White House believes Russian invasion of Ukraine could be imminent: Jen Psaki warns there is an 'extremely dangerous situation' at the border ahead of Blinken's trip to meet President Volodymyr Zelensky
The White House on Tuesday said it believed a Russian invasion of Ukraine could come at any time, as Press Secretary Jen Psaki warned of an 'extremely dangerous situation' at the border. Her words came as Moscow bolstered the number of troops in the region, sending an unknown number of personnel to Belarus for major war games. Talks between the West and Russia failed to ease tensions last week.
Vladimir Putin primed Russia for war against Ukraine today, with his media mouthpiece warning NATO to back off or “everyone will be turned to ash”. The Russian President told military chiefs and defence ministers Moscow will take “military measures” in response to tension with the West – as his troops amass close to Ukraine. Putin was referring to a Western bid to bolster Ukraine with weapons and military training.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg warned Russia on Monday that the western military alliance was standing by Ukraine amid a large and unusual concentration of Russian troops on Ukraine's borders. Stressing that the important thing now was to prevent situations from spiralling out of control, Stoltenberg urged Russia to be transparent about military activities, to reduce tensions and prevent an escalation.
Russia will begin withdrawing its military forces from the Ukrainian border starting Friday, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu announced Thursday, after the buildup had raised alarms in the West of renewed clashes. Speaking during snap readiness exercises in annexed Crimea, Shoigu ordered the general staff of the armed forces, military chiefs and the airborne troops to begin returning to their home bases from the Russian-Ukrainian border and Crimea starting April 23.
Moscow (CNN) Russia ordered its top military brass to return troops to their permanent bases starting Friday, saying it had concluded a "snap inspection" of its forces in the country's east and west, near the Ukrainian border. A buildup of Russian troops along the border in recent weeks has reignited tensions in eastern Ukraine, where government forces have battled Russian-backed separatists demanding independence from Kiev since 2014.
Russia fires cruise missiles in Black Sea & moves dozens of fighter jets to border as Putin ‘strangles’ Ukraine
A NEW video shows Russian frigate Admiral Essen launching multiple cruise missiles in the Black Sea as Vladimir Putin defies Western demands to ease tensions with Ukraine. It comes as new satellite images show Russia's expanding military line-up near Ukraine, with Su-30 fighters lined up on a runway in Crimea which were not there last month.
The US State Department has branded as an “unprovoked escalation” reported Russian plans to block parts of the Black Sea, which could ultimately impact access to Ukrainian ports amid heightened tensions over Moscow’s military manoeuvres.
WASHINGTON — The number of Russian troops deployed in occupied Crimea near Ukraine’s border has steadily increased over the past two weeks and has surpassed the size of the force that annexed the peninsula in 2014, the Pentagon said on Monday.
Russia increased its military presence in the Black Sea, sending two warships to the area and 15 smaller ships amid tensions with Ukraine. The military maneuvers, reported by Reuters, come as Russia has built up its military presence along its border with Ukraine and increased fighting in eastern Ukraine with pro-Russian separatists.
More than 100,000 Russian troops in assault vehicles painted with “invasion stripes” were headed to Ukraine’s border Wednesday, intensifying fears of war between the neighboring nations. The advancing force includes 1,300 battle tanks, 3,700 drones, 1,300 artillery and mortar units and 380 multiple launch rocket systems, according to documents leaked to the Daily Mirror.
MOSCOW — Russia’s defense minister said Tuesday that the country’s massive military buildup in the west was part of readiness drills amid what he described as threats from NATO. Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said the maneuvers in western Russia that have worried neighboring Ukraine and brought warnings from NATO would last for another two weeks. Speaking at a meeting with the top military brass, Shoigu said the ongoing exercise was a response to what he claimed were continuous efforts by the United States and its NATO allies to beef up their forces near Russia’s borders.
Ukraine crisis is 'one step from war': Russian state media ramps up rhetoric as former US ambassador to Moscow warns Putin could spark large-scale conflict in Europe as he tests Joe Biden by massing troops on border
Russia is 'one step from war' with Ukraine, state TV has warned in the latest bout of sabre-rattling between Moscow and Kiev that has jangled nerves across Europe. Dmitry Kiselyov, a Russian news anchor who has been called a 'Putin propagandist' in the past, issued the warning during a primetime broadcast in Russia on Sunday.
HIGH ALERT Russia claims to have intercepted US spy plane as tensions mount over Ukraine and ‘full-scale combat operations’
RUSSIA claims to have intercepted a US spy plane as tensions mount on the Ukraine border amid the threat of "full-scale combat operations". Footage appears to show a MiG-31 fighter jet intercepting a US RC-135 reconnaissance aircraft off the coast of Russia.
'Ready for conflict': Putin's threat to the West is laid bare in new footage showing build-up of troops and military convoys on Ukraine's border as Kiev warns it could be provoked by Russian 'aggression'
Putin's threat to the West has been laid bare in new footage showing a build-up of troops and military convoys on Ukraine's border as Kiev warns it could be provoked by Russian 'aggression' The clip, with the caption 'ready for conflict', appeared to show Vladimir Putin's armoured vehicles ploughing through the mud to manoeuvre into position.
(CNN) The United States is considering sending warships into the Black Sea in the next few weeks in a show of support for Ukraine amid Russia's increased military presence on Ukraine's eastern border, a US defense official told CNN Thursday.
Train convoys of heavy Russian military equipment, seen on multiple videos on social media, reportedly shipping from Siberia to the border regions of Ukraine. The Kerch Strait Bridge to the occupied Crimean Peninsula shut down briefly, apparently for a major shipment of weaponry. An uptick in shelling along the line of control separating Ukrainian forces from Russia-backed fighters in eastern Ukraine. Ominous rhetoric on Russian state TV. Is the Ukrainian-Russian "cold war" about to go "hot"?
Tensions between Russia and Ukraine are heating up, sparking fears of an imminent war — and a prominent rabbi claims it's a sign that the coming of the Messiah is near. Conflict between the two nations has been brewing for the past seven years, ever since Russia annexed Crimea in the wake of the Ukrainian revolution.
‘The Kremlin’s calculations have changed’ Russia is building up troops near the border with Ukraine. We asked experts if full-scale war is inevitable.
Recently, there’s been a lot of talk about worsening relations between Russia and Ukraine. Late last week, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky confirmed a growing escalation of the conflict in Ukraine’s Donbas region, and Russia has continued to build up troops near its borders with Ukraine. Is a full-scale war between the two countries possible? Will the United States intervene?
Western expressions of support for Ukraine are growing amid an uptick in violence and an increased Russian troop presence across the border that have heightened concerns of a widening conflict. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on April 6 that he had called Ukraine's president "to express serious concern about Russia’s military activities in and around Ukraine & ongoing ceasefire violations."
The Operational Command East with the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) provocatively announced Saturday that it will hold joint military exercises known as “Exercise Cossack Mace” with NATO forces later this year. The statement comes as violence continues to escalate between Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed separatists in the eastern Donbass region of the country.
World War 3 could be triggered in four weeks in Ukraine, a top Russian military analyst has warned. The terrifying alert has come after footage was widely shared on social media showing suspected large scale Russian military movements in regions close to rebel-held eastern Ukraine and annexed Crimea.
Russia has warned Nato against sending any troops to help Ukraine, amid reports of a large Russian military build-up on its borders. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Russia would take "additional measures" if Nato were to make such a move.
Moscow — President Joe Biden spoke for the first time on Friday with his Ukrainian counterpart as tension mounted between the American ally and its neighbor, Russia. The White House said Mr. Biden had confirmed to President Volodymir Zelenskyy "the United States' unwavering support for Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity in the face of Russia's ongoing aggression."
After years of uneasy stalemate, Ukrainian and Western officials are raising alarm bells about a build-up of Russian forces near the border. On Wednesday, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke with his Ukrainian counterpart about the situation, while Gen. Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, called top military leaders in both Ukraine and Russia.
LONDON — A significant rise in tensions between Russia and Ukraine in recent weeks is prompting fears of a revival of the military conflict. Since Russia’s annexation of Crimea from Ukraine in 2014, there have been ongoing skirmishes between Ukraine’s troops and pro-Russian separatists in Donbass, a region in eastern Ukraine.
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.
Antifa radicals and anti-vaccine protesters appeared to clash Saturday night outside Gracie Mansion, the mayoral residence in New York City. The event came amid a wave of anti-vaccine mandate protests in New York City and around the country. One independent journalist on Twitter recorded a confrontation between the two sides that included one person called the anti-vaccine mandate protesters "Nazi scum."
A Black Lives Matter leader vowed there’ll be “riots,” “fire” and “bloodshed” if Mayor-elect Eric Adams follows through with his promise to bring back plainclothes anti-crime cops to battle New York’s surge in violent crimes. New York BLM co-founder Hawk Newsome debated the plan for a return to tougher policing with Adams during a contentious sit-down at Brooklyn Borough Hall Wednesday that was livestreamed on Instagram.
The rotting core of the Big Apple: How iconic Washington Square Park has become a no-go zone for law-abiding locals after dark - amid a string of overnight raves which have descended into chaotic violence
Nearby residents and visitors to New York's Washington Square Park have told how they now avoid the landmark after dark amid fears of violence, a day after another late night rave descended into chaos. On Friday night a woman was left bloodied and bruised after being trampled on by terrified crowds trying to flee a man armed with a large knife and a taser.
Chaos in Manhattan: As a violent mob runs riot again in Washington Square Park, party promoter behind out-of-control raves tells fed-up residents to LEAVE if they don't like it
New York's iconic Washington Square Park has been hit by a fresh wave of crime that saw two people stabbed, an elderly cook attacked, and a man beaten and mugged. The Manhattan park saw two men, one aged 24, stabbed in the early hours of Saturday during a 10-person brawl, according to the New York Post. Around 50 people were dancing in the park - which is surrounded by upmarket homes - at 2:15am when an argument erupted, and spiraled into a stabbing.
Vandals scrawled, “F–k Columbus” on the base of the monument of the explorer in Columbus Circle — weeks after the NYPD’s controversial barriers around it were removed, law-enforcement sources said Sunday. The spray-painted obscenity was discovered by police about 10:30 p.m. Saturday, fewer than three weeks after cops had taken down the protective barricade they erected around the Manhattan statue last summer, sources said.
About 150 protesters blocked traffic in front of St. Patrick’s Cathedral early on New Year’s Day — and someone marred the facade of the church with graffiti during the demonstration, according to cops.
The Enigma of Anna Nicole Smith: Will There be a Repeat in 2021?
I say the death of Anna Nicole Smith was an enigma not because it happened, but because of WHEN it happened. Few female celebrities have come close to being another Jayne Mansfield other than Anna Nicole save perhaps for Pamela Anderson
When Anna Nicole's son died near his mother's side in 2006, I anticipated that she would end up like actress Jayne Mansfield did in 1967 ... dying in a car crash in 2009. Her death by overdose two years early in 2007 always perplexed me.
In January 2014, Playboy playmate Cassandra Lynn Hensley was found dead in a bath tub after she binged on cocaine and champagne for a number of hours ... similar to Anna Nicole, although unlike Smith's death, it occurred after a night of intense sexual activity. In February, Australian TV star and former model Charlotte Dawson was found hanged in her Sydney apartment. A month later, in March, L'Wren Scott, a notable fashion designer and longtime girlfriend of Mick Jagger, killed herself by hanging. In April, model and TV personality Peaches Geldof died of a heroin overdose, the same cause of death as her mother Paula Yates in 2000.
Later, in September, singer Simone Battle was also found hanged in her home, just like Charlotte Dawson and L'Wren Scott.
There may have been others I read nothing about.
Past victims of this timeline include Jean Harlow, Maria Montez, Marie McDonald, Gia Scala, Jean Seberg, Gia Carangi ("Gia" the first supermodel), Audrey Hepburn, and Paula Yates.
It is possible, unlike 2014, that 2021 will not be so devastating. But if it is as bad as either 2000 or 2007 it will be bad enough for at least one, if not two, female entertainers.
Ghislaine Maxwell is placed on SUICIDE WATCH and may seek to delay her Tuesday sentencing for aiding Jeffrey Epstein's sexual abuse of underage girls: Prosecutors want her to spend at least 30 years in prison
Ghislaine Maxwell has been placed on suicide watch just days before her scheduled sentencing for sex trafficking and conspiracy crimes, her lawyer said. Maxwell is allegedly wearing a 'suicided smock,' a large piece of fabric that can't be used to fashion a noose, and placed in solitary confinement.
NEW YORK — One of Ghislaine Maxwell’s fellow detainees at the Brooklyn federal lockup plotted to murder her, a defense lawyer said in a court filing Wednesday aimed at lightening Maxwell’s sentence on sex trafficking charges for procuring young women for Jeffrey Epstein. “(One) of the female inmates in Ms. Maxwell’s housing unit told at least three other inmates that she had been offered money to murder Ms. Maxwell and that she planned to strangle her in her sleep,” wrote lawyer Bobbi Sternheim.
Ashley Judd recounted her life-threatening accident in the Congo, one year after shattering her leg in four places and incurring deep nerve damage while on a hike. The “Double Jeopardy” actor appeared on Kate Roberts’ “Sex, Body, and Soul” podcast in an episode released on Tuesday and detailed how her rescuers helped execute a harrowing evacuation to get her help. Judd said she would’ve bled to death had one part of her 55-hour rescue been different.
Former Miss USA Cheslie Kryst died this week by suicide, according to the local medical examiner’s office, and her mother spoke out about how the former pageant winner was struggling with depression. Ms. Kryst, who was the 2019 Miss USA, died after falling from a New York City high-rise on Sunday. The New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner said Thursday that Ms. Kryst died from multiple blunt impact injuries.
The woman who leaped to her death from a Midtown high-rise Sunday was former Miss USA Cheslie Kryst, law enforcement sources told The Post. Shortly before she jumped, Kryst posted on her Instagram page, “May this day bring you rest and peace.” The 2019 pageant winner and 30-year-old lawyer jumped from her luxury 60-story Orion building at 350 W. 42nd St. around 7:15 a.m. and was found dead in the street below, sources said.
A TORMENTED ex-glamour model was found hanged 18 months after her teen son was killed in a motorbike crash, an inquest heard. Sam Ramplin, 47, was left heartbroken by 17-year-old Denny's death in April 2019 and vowed she would see her son "soon". The model-turned-TV-presenter fronted Hollywood celeb show Tinseltown and was a runner up on Hell's Kitchen. Sam, who once dated actor Michael Keaton, was discovered dead at her home in Malaga in January this year.
Ex-glamour model turned TV presenter Sam Ramplin, 47, who once dated actor Michael Keaton, hanged herself 18 months after her son died in motorbike crash, inquest hears
Former glamour model turned TV presenter Sam Ramplin, who once dated Batman actor Michael Keaton, hanged herself 18 months after her teenage son died in a motorbike crash, an inquest heard today. Ms Ramplin, a former Page 3 model who was also a Hell's Kitchen reality TV show runner-up and presented Hollywood celebrity show Tinseltown, killed herself at her home in Malaga, Spain in January this year.
Former playmate Ashley Mattingly's cause of death has been revealed. Mattingly, who died by suicide in April, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, according to the Travis County Medical Examiner's Office, TMZ reported Friday. The report also revealed that Mattingly, 33, had opioids and benzodiazepines in her system.
Ashley Mattingly, a former Playboy playmate, has died. She was 33. Ashley died last week, her family tells PEOPLE. Ashley’s brother and sister say that she died by suicide and had left a suicide note, though further details are still unknown. TMZ was first to report Ashley’s death.
Actress Tanya Roberts, who starred in the TV sitcom That '70s Show and the 1985 James Bond movie A View to Kill, has died at age 65 from a urinary tract infection (UTI) that spread to other parts of her body.
Tanya Roberts died from a urinary tract infection, her representative tells PEOPLE. She was 65. Roberts was first erroneously reported dead on Monday morning before her publicist corrected the news. She later died Monday night.
BASE 7 ALERT: Boulder and Atlanta Shootings Influenced by the 1958 Charles Starkweather-Caril Ann Fugate Spree Killings and 2008 LA Fitness Gym shootings
Last year's Satanic alignment with 1957 brought us the COVID-19 pandemic and Comets Swan and Neowise, likewise, the murder of Rodney King in 1992 became the murder of George Floyd in 2020, another Satanic alignment. No surprises therefore to see events from 1958 (a continuation of COVID-19 this year by the way as with Asian Flu in 1958) running amok in 2021. As for 1993: it brought us at least one US air strike on Syria (and possibly another one there or in Iran) and the insurrection in Washington DC and attack on the Capitol Building as assuredly as it gave the world the two cruise missile attacks on Baghdad and the brief civil war in Moscow in the autumn of '93.
Too Late for Christine Engelhardt or a Warning to a White Couple in Danger of being Brutally Raped and Murdered by a Gang of Blacks?
US Launches Air Strikes in the Gulf of Sidra and Tobruk: Tobruk Faces Heavy Air Attack
However with current peace initiave between Saudi Arabia, Sudan, UAE and Israel; UAE, Saudi, Sudanese, Israeli (yes, Israeli) and Egyptian support for Haftar improves his image in America's eyes. Then again, Sarraj, by being supported by the United Nations, is the "good guy" by default ... unless proven to be otherwise.
Thus, shifting alliances and antagonisms between various countries that support one side or the other essentially shape shifts the character of the leaders of either side. Even now, Turkey is moving in the direction of peace and normalized relations with Israel for the first time since 2009, which may rehabilitate the way in which Erdogan is viewed.
Nostradamus, Quatrain 2.30
One who the infernal gods of Hannibal will cause to be reborn, terror of mankind,
Never more horror nor worse days in the past than will come to the Romans through Babel.
From the Orient will come the African heart to vex the Adriatic and the heirs of Romulus (Italy),
Accompanied by the Libyan fleet, Malta to tremble and nearby islands evacuated.
Major Nuclear Power Plant Disaster; Might be Act of Terrorism
Garden of the world near the New City, in the road of the hollow mountains [skyscrapers],
Will be seized and plunged into the Tank [Ocean], forced to drink waters poisoned by sulfur.
The top candidate in the United States would be Indian Point Energy Center, 35 miles north of New York City. The Nostradamus quatrain above concerning a "New City" would fit this as Garden City is only 54 miles away from the Indian Point facility. Radioactive waste would be an alien concept to Nostradamus, thus the waters being poisoned by sulfur was used instead.
Why New York City would be plunged into the "Vat" of the Atlantic Ocean is a mystery unless, as was the case in Japan, there is an earthquake that creates a large tsunami. Either that or a destructive Nor'easter such as the one that struck NYC in 2007 (Sandy) or, worse, an asteroid impact in the Atlantic far enough away to cause damage only by tsunami.
Again, if in the US, this is yet another event that could be due to domestic terrorism by revolutionaries such as Antifa posing as Black Lives Matter protesters. The odds of this occurring for any reason is very slim after 28 years without incident.
A major Ukrainian nuclear power plant near Kyiv was ablaze, and firefighters were watching helplessly as Russian forces shelled it, sparking fears of a Chernobyl-style catastrophe, according to Ukrainian officials. The Zaporizhzhia plant in the city of Enerhodar, which supplies a quarter of Ukraine's power, is one of the world's largest nuclear facilities.
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian forces shelled Europe’s largest nuclear plant early Friday, sparking a fire as they pressed their attack on a crucial energy-producing Ukrainian city and gained ground in their bid to cut off the country from the sea.
PALMETTO, Fla. — A steel plate placed on top of a seam separation at the Piney Point reservoir is getting some additional reinforcement to remain in place and, ultimately, to prevent an additional leak. An uncontrolled leak was discovered coming from the former phosphate plant in late March, forcing an evacuation of the nearby area and prompting crews to divert at least 215 million gallons to Port Manatee to alleviate some of the pressure on the breached liner. The state says discharges to Port Manatee -- water that makes its way to Tampa Bay itself -- ceased April 9 and has not resumed since. Fears remain over an outbreak of toxic algae as it could tap into the nutrient-rich wastewater, but that hasn't yet happened.
It’s been a week since a significant leak at a long-abandoned fertilizer plant in the Tampa Bay area threatened the surrounding groundwater, soil, and local water supplies. Last weekend, officials ordered more than 300 families living near the 676-acre Piney Point plant site in Manatee county to evacuate. The sheriff even emptied out his jail’s first floor of inmates in case a “20-foot wall of water” came rolling their way.
Reports of a second breach at a wastewater reservoir in central Florida are “unsubstantiated”, a state agency said, as workers nonetheless battled to prevent hundreds of millions of gallons of contaminated water causing a catastrophic flood. On Monday, officials warned there could be a second leak in the pool at the abandoned Piney Point phosphate plant, south of Tampa, which has been gushing wastewater from a breached wall for a week, at a rate of 2m to 3m gallons a day.
Hundreds of residents in Manatee County, Florida, were ordered to evacuate their homes over Easter weekend as officials feared that a wastewater pond could collapse "at any time." On Saturday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency for the area.
Florida workers over the weekend rushed to prevent the collapse of a reservoir wall containing hundreds of millions of gallons of wastewater from a defunct phosphate mine, a looming environmental catastrophe that prompted mandatory evacuation orders and a declaration of emergency by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis.
Crews raced to prevent the uncontrolled release of millions of gallons of wastewater from a breach in the storage pond of an old phosphate plant in Florida while investigating a potential second leak in the reservoir.
Hundreds of residents in Manatee County, Florida, were ordered to evacuate their homes over Easter weekend as officials feared that a wastewater pond could collapse "at any time." On Saturday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency for the area.
TOXIC FEARS Piney Point phosphate plant leak sparks Florida state of emergency and mass evacuation over radioactive water fears
A STATE of emergency has been declared in Florida after a leak at a large pond of wastewater threatened to flood homes and roads with billions of liters of contaminated waters. Officials ordered more than 300 homes to be evacuated and closed off a highway yesterday near the large reservoir in the Tampa Bay area north of Bradenton.
A wastewater holding reservoir near Tampa, Florida, is on the verge of an “imminent” collapse that threatens to leak hundreds of millions of gallons of acidic, radioactive water to surrounding neighborhoods, according to reports.
Florida county under state of emergency as reservoir with millions of gallons of "contaminated, radioactive wastewater" could collapse "at any time"
Some residents in Manatee County, Florida, were evacuated from their homes over Easter weekend as officials cited fears that a wastewater pond could collapse "at any time." Florida Governor Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency for the area on Saturday.
The governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis, declared a state of emergency on Saturday after a significant leak at a large pond at the old Piney Point phosphate mine threatened to burst a system that stores water polluted with radioactive materials. Officials evacuated homes and closed off a highway near the large reservoir in the Tampa Bay area, north of Bradenton.
Iranian Attempt to Assassinate Former President Trump: Successful or Prevented?
The plot may be successful and that will shock the nation abruptly into fighting a major war with Iran. But even if prevented, there will be some hell to pay: cruise missile strikes on Tehran and elsewhere; bombing raids on Iranian forces operating out of Iraq and Syria.
Never was there an election more indecisive, other than the one between Al Gore and George W. Bush in 2000. That may have been the reason the Tecumseh Curse failed to target either Gore or Bush. But the curse is not entirely dead, and this time around BOTH Biden and Trump may be in danger, each for a different reason.
The April-June Insurgency
A series of armed anti-government riots may occur in various US states in April 2021, largely headed by Antifa, seeking the overthrow of Biden and the US government, and a new new populist faction in competition with Antifa. There is also a possibility of a new surge of unrest by former Trump supporters, but this is not certain. Most of the violence will occur through the month of April and into May. Several more acts of insurgency will occur in June, but will be put down by the government.
If this group is not eradicated, they will be back again, and something like a civil war may occur inside Washington DC and a few other cities in late October and early November over a period of three days to two weeks. They may be so heavily armed, it will be necessary for the government to call in the army and bring in the tanks.
PORTLAND, Ore. -- A crowd of 100 people wreaked havoc in downtown Portland, Oregon, this week – smashing storefront windows, lighting dumpsters on fire and causing at least $500,000 in damage – but police officers didn't stop them. Residents frustrated by the latest round of destructive demonstrations Tuesday questioned whether that meant anything goes now in Portland. “Does that mean we are now like a lawless city?” Linda Witt asked during the meeting with police. Jensen replied saying people can still face consequences later.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities said Friday that a man wanted on a weapons violation fired a gun before deputies fatally shot him in Minneapolis, a city on edge since George Floyd’s death more than a year ago under an officer’s knee and the more recent fatal police shooting of Daunte Wright in a nearby suburb.
"Mayhem" awaits you in Portland, Oregon, according to a greeting scrawled in white spray paint on a highway sign heading downtown. More graffiti, abandoned cars and trash-covered encampments pepper almost every off-ramp along the way.
Over 120 retired military flag officers warned in a letter Monday that the country is in “deep peril” and under “tremendous assault” from those believing in socialism and Marxism, and encouraged Americans to get more politically involved to act against it. “Our Nation is in deep peril. We are in a fight for our survival as a Constitutional Republic like no other time since our founding in 1776. The conflict is between supporters of Socialism and Marxism vs. supporters of Constitutional freedom and liberty,” the retired officers wrote.
Images showed a Louisville restaurant patron pointing a handgun at armed Black Lives Matter protesters who swarmed the outdoor dining patio during demonstrations in honor of Breonna Taylor on the day of the Kentucky Derby.
Antifa rioters go wild in Portland for May Day protests despite mayor pledging to 'unmask' the anarchist mobs
Portland descended into chaos again late Saturday and into Sunday even after the mayor had pledged earlier in the week to crack down on 'anarchist mobs' and 'unmask' them. The mayor himself had received an apparent death threat in a voice-disguised, anonymous Twitter video Wednesday, just days after he promised to 'take our city back' from violent rioters and 'hurt them a little bit.'
Police declared a riot Friday night in a demonstration where people shattered glass and scrawled graffiti while marching through Northwest Portland. The riot declaration came hours after Portland’s mayor and acting police chief urged the public to safely stand up to the black bloc group of demonstrators who continue to plan “direct actions” around the city that routinely end with shattered windows, fires and other vandalism.
PORTLAND, Ore. — Unrest continued in Portland Wednesday night after an unlawful assembly was declared downtown Tuesday. The Portland Police Bureau said officers were working extended shifts in preparation for another night of demonstrations, and by 10 p.m. police reported that people were damaging property in the downtown area.
After a heated week of police violence, protests erupted in several US cities on Friday, at times turning tense. In the wake of the killings of Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old shot by police after being pulled over, and unarmed 13-year-old Adam Toledo, thousands took to the streets to demonstrate, sometimes into the night.
A riot was declared in Portland, Ore. late Friday after a fire was set outside an Apple store and other businesses were damaged. Police said Saturday that a group of between 80 and 100 people gathered in the downtown part of the city but dispersed peacefully without police contact. Later, a separate group of “several hundred people” began marching through the area and vandalizing and looting” businesses.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police in Portland, Oregon, said Saturday they arrested four people after declaring a riot Friday night when protesters smashed windows, burglarized businesses and set multiple fires during demonstrations that started after police fatally shot a man while responding to reports of a person with a gun.
Minnesota police made more than 60 arrests for rioting and other offenses during protests for Daunte Wright on Tuesday night in Brooklyn Center, Minn. Officers made "many arrests for riot and other criminal behaviors," Minnesota State Patrol Colonel Matt Langer said in a news conference early Wednesday morning.
(CNN) Police in the Minneapolis suburb of Brooklyn Center declared protests to be an unlawful assembly Tuesday evening as demonstrations over the death of 20-year-old Daunte Wright continued for a third consecutive night. Protests were peaceful late Tuesday afternoon, but as the sun set chaos erupted at the Brooklyn Center police station. Officers used pepper spray and fired flash bombs at protesters. Water bottles and other projectiles were thrown at officers in riot gear.
Members of the violent far-left activist group Antifa identified themselves to a Fox News reporter who was on scene in Brooklyn Center, Minn., ahead of another night of unrest following the police-involved shooting of a motorist on Sunday.
PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The aftermath of a deadly police shooting in Minnesota is being felt here in Portland. Portland police declared a riot on Monday night after groups broke windows and set fires at the Penumbra Kelly Building on East Burnside. Rioters were responding to the death of 20-year-old Daunte Wright, who was shot and killed by a police officer during a traffic stop earlier this week.
ABC’s "World News Tonight," "NBC Nightly News" and CBS’ "Evening News" opted not to call riots that took place Sunday night following the deadly shooting of 20-year-old Daunte Wright by a police officer by the dreaded "R" word. Violence erupted in the Minneapolis suburb in response to the shooting, which Brooklyn Center, Minnesota Police Chief Tim Gannon suggested was a mistake by the officer who confused her gun with her Taser and fired at Wright as he attempted to drive off in his car. Demonstrations outside the Brooklyn Center police department grew violent as rioters threw objects at officers and several areas were looted.
'It's hurting our entire city': Clean up underway in Portland following riot at Penumbra Kelly building
PORTLAND, Ore. — The police killing of a young Black man in Minnesota has sparked protests in Portland. After a vigil for Daunte Wright at Laurelhurst Park Monday night, a couple hundred people marched to the Penumbra Kelly Building on E. Burnside Street. The building houses some Portland Police Bureau and Multnomah County Sheriff's offices. There, police officers and protesters clashed. Things turned destructive and police declared a riot.
Rioters in Portland, Oregon, allegedly set fire to a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) building late Saturday night, according to videos posted on social media. Police and protesters faced off outside the building near the Willamette River waterfront, according to freelance journalist Chris Landis.
Non-scalable fencing has been reinstalled at Mark O'Hatfield Courthouse in Portland, Oregon, on Sunday, after rioters vandalized the building over the weekend, the Department of Homeland Security confirmed to Fox News.
STREETS OF RAGE LAPD car rams two protesters as Breonna Taylor anniversary demos turn violent across the US
SHOCKING video shows an LAPD patrol car ramming two protesters as demos on the anniversary of the Breonna Taylor shooting turned violent across the US last night. Riots cops had stand-offs with activists in Los Angeles and Louisville, while in New York a man was hurt by flying glass as thugs smashed a restaurant window.
Portland burns AGAIN: Federal agents shoot tear gas at Antifa protesters setting fire to American flags and smashing windows outside boarded-up courthouse
Antifa protesters have burned American flags and clashed with cops outside the Federal Courthouse in downtown Portland. The ugly scenes occurred Thursday evening, as dozens of the far-left protesters assembled in the area for a demonstration against Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
Rioters targeted the federal courthouse in Portland, Ore., on Thursday evening in renewed clashes between demonstrators and federal police. The attack on the courthouse came one day after authorities removed fencing initially erected over the summer, in response to continued riots following the death of George Floyd, an African American man killed during his arrest by Minneapolis police officers.
May 2021: Vice President Kamala Harris's Car Attacked by Demonstrators.
Glad I didn't because this is what actually happened:
VP’S AIR SCARE Air Force 2 suffers technical issue with Kamala Harris on board & is forced to return to base – delaying Mexico trip
AIR Force Two was forced to return due to a "technical issue" just 30 minutes after Kamala Harris took off on Sunday for her first international trip as vice president. Harris is traveling to Guatemala and Mexico even as she is criticized for not having traveled to the US border in the months since President Joe Biden tipped her as border czar.
Interesting though that Harris was en route to Venezuela and probably Caracas, like Nixon.
Not all these detailed predictions stand a chance. There has been no discussion about breaking up the US into larger regions nor riots and street violence between pro-Biden Catholics and pro-Trump Protestants.
It is possible to get too nit-picky with these predictions.
September 6, 2021: Whoops! Here's another one:
Kamala Harris' flight from Singapore is delayed by three hours because of Havana Syndrome: VP's Vietnam departure held back after 'anomalous health incident' in Hanoi that 'made two US staffers ill'
Vice President Kamala Harris' departure from Singapore on Monday was delayed by more than three hours because of an 'anomalous health incident in Hanoi,' which was the next stop in her Asia trip. Anomalous health incident is what the U.S. government calls Havana Syndrome, the mysterious condition that causes headaches, brain injury and other issues. Officials said the decision was made to continue to the trip but did not offer many details.
RADICAL LEFT PREDICTIONS
HERE IS THE "SECRET ADVISOR" TO THE PRESIDENT: SUSAN RICE.
NO LONGER A SECRET, THANKS TO RICHARD GRENELL.
Richard Grenell, the former acting director of National Intelligence under President Trump, said in an interview with CPAC that he believes Susan Rice has assumed the role of a "shadow president." Rice, who served as national security adviser under President Obama, was tapped last December by President Biden to take charge of the White House Domestic Policy Council. It is in that role that Grenell believes she is exerting her influence. "Biden is too weak to stop the progressive left from taking over… [Vice President] Kamala [Harris] does not understand what’s going on…We have a shadow president in Susan Rice and no one is paying attention," he said.
THE INTELLIGENTSIA: WHO ARE THE "BRAINS" BEHIND THE WOKE REVOLUTION?
Danton was the first president of the Committee of Public Safety in revolutionary France until he was beheaded by Madame Guillotine on April 4, 1794. Marat was luckier ... he was stabbed to death in his bath by Charlotte Corday on July 13, 1793.
We haven't seen Georges Danton or Maximilien Robespierre yet ... don't be in any hurry either for that part of the gallery to be filled. Both will order the mass public executions of the "enemies of the state" ... many of them regular people just like you and me. Publicly did they go to the guillotine ... where Robespierre ultimately became its last notable victim on July 28, 1794. So you see, in the end, the authors of bloody and violent revolution are ultimately swallowed up by the machine they create.
Oh, there are and will be others, it was not merely THREE then and it won't be merely THREE NOW ... although these I mentioned were the biggest three of the bunch. But there was also Louis Antoine Léon de Saint-Just, Camille-Benoît Desmoulins, Honoré Gabriel Riqueti, Jacques René Hébert, Emmanuel-Joseph Sieyès (a clergyman!), Olympe de Gouges (a leading female of the Revolution ... that must be Susan Rice), and many more. Well over a dozen. So we could fill up several galleries if we knew who everyone was.
July 7, 2021: The Georges Danton of the group probably will not become known publicly until autumn 2022 and will not hold office until April 2024. The worst of the lot, the Robespierre, may also become publicly recognizable in autumn 2022. It may be difficult to distinguish him from the Danton-like figure. He will take power in late July 2024. A reign of terror will already be in place since the start of the year, but this most authoritative figure will bring about the worst of it from July 2024 to July 2025. A second reign of terror follows after the deaths of the three principals, from January to July 2026.
President Biden continued his bizarre habit of implying his handlers call the shots from behind the scenes on Wednesday when he concluded remarks in honor of labor unions by saying what he was "supposed" to do. "I‘m supposed to stop and walk out of the room," Biden said after finishing prepared comments in the East Room of the White House.
President Joe Biden has repeatedly implied that his handlers set the rules and determine when and where he’s allowed to take questions from the press, leading observers to ponder who is actually calling the shots behind the scenes.
Ibram X. Kendi’s name appears everywhere: in school curricula, corporate training programs, even the Navy’s official reading list. The Boston University prof is a blazing supernova in the constellation of radical-chic race activism. But be warned: His philosophy would jeopardize the bedrock American ideal of individual dignity and equality under law.
Former Reagan Justice Department official and host of "Life, Liberty & Levin" Mark Levin called for President Biden to fire Adm. Michael Gilday, chief of Naval Operations. Gilday was recently questioned by House Armed Services Committee member Jim Banks, R-Ind., who called attention to his inclusion of "How to Be an Anti-Racist" by left-wing academic Ibram X. Kendi, in recommended reading for Naval officers.
Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Michael Gilday on Tuesday defended putting Ibram X. Kendi’s book How to Be an Anti-Racist on the Navy’s list of books every United States sailor should read, under grilling from Republican Study Committee Chairman Jim Banks (R-IN) at a House hearing. Banks, a U.S. Navy reservist, began by asking Gilday if he agreed with Kendi’s past statements and views in his book that Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett is a “white colonizer” because she adopted two children from Haiti, and that capitalism is essentially racist.
Republicans Aren’t Obsessed With Critical Race Theory, White Democrats Are -- It turns out Ibram X. Kendi’s core constituency is — surprise! — white readers of The Atlantic.
Critical race theory isn’t just an academic approach, and Republicans aren’t the ones who initiated this battle. They’re responding — rather mildly, given the stakes — to an aggressive, long-term campaign on the left to ratchet up racial tension, divide Americans by race, and insert frankly racist ideas into every facet of public life as part of a larger strategy to gain and wield political power.
Left-wing Atlantic writer and activist Ibram X. Kendi accused Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., of being racist on Thursday, due to what he deemed his "denial" of the country's bigotry. Scott angered progressives during his Wednesday rebuttal to President Biden's address to Congress by saying that while he had encoutered racism in his life, he did not believe the country was racist. "The heartbeat of racism is denial," Dr. Kendi tweeted. "We can hear the heartbeat clearly."
‘White Terror Is As American As The Stars And Stripes’: How The Left Is Answering Ibram Kendi’s Call For Racial Strife
Although its participants may not know it, our ruling class is speaking in Ibram X. Kendi’s tongue, and realizing his ‘antiracist’ vision. Kendi’s ideas are permeating the commanding heights of society, trickling into every aspect of American life, and therefore turning him into a transcendent figure.
A Colorado Christian crisis center for pregnant women was vandalized and set on fire Saturday morning, a day after the US Supreme Court reversed federal protection of abortions. Police responded to a fire at Life Choices in Longmont around 3:20 a.m., and found the building ablaze with covered with graffiti messages referencing the controversial overturning of Roe v. Wade, officials said.
EXCLUSIVE: Antifa protesters disrupted a pro-life candlelight prayer vigil Monday night on the campus of the University of North Texas (UNT) in Denton. The protesters, who reportedly numbered in the hundreds, chanted blasphemous slogans and attempted to drown out the small group of students gathering to demonstrate against abortion, as seen in video obtained by Fox News Digital.
Miami Shores (CBSMiami) — For the second time in about a month, the statue of Jesus has been defaced. When you first arrive at St. Martha’s Catholic Church property in Miami Shores, the first thing you see is a statue of Jesus. But in recent days the statue looks a lot different. “The head was knocked off, the arm, and a hand,” said Mary Ross Agosta with the Archdiocese of Miami.
Dozens of black-clad Antifa militants carrying shields and melee weapons on Saturday assaulted Christians, including children, who were attending a prayer and worship event in downtown Portland, Oregon, featuring Canadian Pastor Artur Pawlowski. Portland police looked on as Antifa bear-sprayed Christians and their children, lobbed “flash bombs” into the crowd, and reportedly threw the sound equipment being used for the prayer event into the Willamette River, PJ Media reported.
Videos from Portland showed a crowd of demonstrators violently shut down an event where Christians gathered to pray on the waterfront – before another clash Saturday afternoon involved Antifascists and alleged Proud Boys members throwing projectiles at each other on a city street. Police officers did not intervene in either confrontation – besides a squad car sounding its siren just feet away.
One day this month in Canada, 10 Catholic churches were vandalized in a single city, Calgary. In the last month, arsonists and vandals have attacked dozens of Canadian churches, burning some entirely to the ground. America has 70.5 million Catholics; Canada, with just over a 10th of the population, has close to 13 million. So this is a big story. Yet the US media aren’t interested in reporting our northern neighbor’s plague of church burnings — except to suggest it’s understandable.
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.
Out-of-control Chinese rocket crash lands in Indian Ocean as ‘debris lights up the night sky over Malaysia’
AN out-of-control Chinese rocket has crash-landed in the Indian Ocean after space debris "lit up the night sky" over Malaysia. US Space Command confirmed the rocket re-entered over the Indian Ocean at 5.45pm BST. In a tweet, the space agency said: "USSPACECOM can confirm the People’s Republic of China (PRC) Long March 5B (CZ-5B) re-entered over the Indian Ocean at approx 10:45 am MDT on 7/30.
Moscow: Western sanctions against Russia could cause the International Space Station to crash, the head of Russian space agency Roscosmos warned Saturday. According to Dmitry Rogozin, the sanctions, some of which predate Moscow's invasion of Ukraine, could disrupt the operation of Russian spacecraft servicing the ISS. As a result, the Russian segment of the station -- which helps correct its orbit -- could be affected, causing the 500-tonne structure to "fall down into the sea or onto land."
HOUSTON -- For the past 24 years, the U.S. and Russia have worked together to construct and maintain the International Space Station, where research has led to some of the most important discoveries of the 21st century. Now, 227 miles below the unrivaled laboratory, Russia has waged a war in Ukraine that's pitted the country against the U.S. and its allies -- leaving the future of the ISS in question.
Elon Musk says SpaceX will rescue ISS if Russia tries to drop it from orbit after threats by Putin’s space chief
ELON Musk has said SpaceX will rescue the International Space Station if Russia tries to drop it from orbit after threats by Vladimir Putin's space chief. Dimitry Rogozin warned that Russian tech and expertise is needed to prevent the ISS from crashing down onto the US or Europe.
The head of Roscosmos, the Russian space agency, has suggested that the International Space Station (ISS) could fall out of orbit and crash into the United States or Europe as a result of sanctions on Russia. The comments came following US president Joe Biden’s announcement of new sanctions that “will degrade their [Russia’s] aerospace industry, including their space programme”. The announcement came following Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
Russia's space chief responds to new sanctions by suggesting that the ISS would no longer be prevented from crashing into the US or Europe
The chief of Russia's space agency, Roscosmos, has claimed that new US sanctions could have dire consequences for the future of the International Space Station (ISS). In a tweet Thursday, director general Dmitry Rogozin warned that the sanctions could "destroy our cooperation on the ISS."
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A Russian weapons test created more than 1,500 pieces of space junk now threatening the seven astronauts aboard the International Space Station, according to U.S. officials who called the strike reckless and irresponsible. The State Department confirmed Monday that the debris was from an old Russian satellite destroyed by the missile.
International Space Station did 540-degree flip, turned upside down: Mishap more serious than earlier reported
The International Space Station (ISS) did a 540-degree flip after jet thrusters of a newly arrived Russian research module inadvertently fired a few hours as per a new report. Zebulon Scoville, the flight director who was in charge at NASA's mission control centre in Houston has revealed in a report by 'The New York Times' that the mishap more serious than earlier reported.
A NASA flight director has provided new details about last week’s scary incident in orbit, in which a freshly docked Russian module inadvertently fired its thrusters, causing the International Space Station to roll backwards. The incident happened on Thursday, July 29, some three hours after Russia’s Nauka module docked to the space station. As Russian crew members worked to integrate the newly arrived section, Nauka’s thrusters began to fire, causing the ISS to roll backwards. Russian flight controllers eventually re-gained control, but, for a 47-minute span, the situation looked dicey.
MOSCOW, July 31 (Reuters) - The head of Russia's Roscosmos space agency said on Saturday that pressure in a Russian service module on the International Space Station had dropped as a result of an air leak. Pressure had fallen over a two-week period before a Russian research module, the Nauka, threw the station out of control when its engines fired shortly after docking on Thursday, but Roscosmos head Dmitry Rogozin said the two events were not linked.
The sudden appearance of a small hole in a robotic arm aboard the international space station (ISS) has brought renewed attention to the danger posed by space junk. Mission managers discovered the puncture during an inspection of the exterior of the spacecraft on 12 May. The Canadian space agency (CSA), which operates the arm, described it as a “lucky strike” that did not affect operations or endanger the seven astronauts in orbit aboard the station.
New York (CNN Business) NASA has lambasted China for its failure to "meet responsible standards" after debris from its out-of-control rocket likely plunged into the Indian Ocean Saturday night. "Spacefaring nations must minimize the risks to people and property on Earth of re-entries of space objects and maximize transparency regarding those operations," said NASA Administrator Sen. Bill Nelson in a statement released on the space agency's website Sunday.
The core stage of China's Long March 5B rocket is projected to make an uncontrolled re-entry into the Earth's atmosphere within hours. The approximately 100-foot-long rocket booster, which was launched to carry a module for the country's first permanent space station in April, is traveling around the planet at about 18,000 mph and will eventually plummet.
Debris from parts of China’s Long March 5B rocket is set to crash down to Earth this weekend – but space agencies do not know when or where. The debris is set to return to the Earth’s atmosphere sometime on May 8 or May 9. The Pentagon expects it to land at around 11pm GMT on Saturday but is allowing for a nine-hour margin of error either side.
A Giant Piece of Space Junk From a Chinese Rocket Is Hurtling Towards Earth – Here’s How Worried You Should Be
A large piece of space debris, possibly weighing several tonnes, is currently on an uncontrolled reentry phase (that’s space speak for “out of control”), and parts of it are expected to crash down to Earth over the next few weeks. If that isn’t worrying enough, it is impossible to predict exactly where the pieces that don’t burn up in the atmosphere might land. Given the object’s orbit, the possible landing points are anywhere in a band of latitudes “a little farther north than New York, Madrid and Beijing and as far south as southern Chile and Wellington, New Zealand.”
A skywatcher in Italy has spotted a huge Chinese rocket core falling uncontrolled from orbit, as the White House weighed in on the tricky international situation. The core stage of a Long March 5B rocket is expected to slam into Earth's atmosphere Saturday (May 8) or thereabouts, although nobody can pinpoint the date, time or location yet. Such predictions can generally only be made just hours before impact, because atmospheric drag changes significantly as solar activity shifts.
Debris from Chinese rocket could hit Earth at weekend, says expert -- Communist party newspaper claims Long March 5B should easily burn up in atmosphere but expert warns pieces will reach Earth
The White House has called for “responsible space behaviours” as a debris from a Chinese rocket, thought to be out of control, is expected to crash back to Earth on Saturday, US time. The US Space Command is tracking debris from the Long March 5B, which last week launched the main module of China’s first permanent space station into orbit. The roughly 30-metre (100ft) long stage would be among the biggest piece of space debris to fall to Earth.
Huge Earthquake in Oregon, Washington, Canada, or Alaska Creates Megatsunami
Tsunami waves as high as 42 feet could crash into Seattle within minutes of an earthquake on Seattle Fault, study finds
A single earthquake in Seattle could cause a catastrophic situation for the northeast corner of the state, a new report from Washington's Department of Natural Resources found. The study was focused on the Seattle Fault, located beneath the Puget Sound and the city of Seattle. Researchers developed modeling scenarios based on the impacts of the last tsunami-triggering earthquake in the region, which occurred about 1,100 years ago.
SEATTLE — A study published by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources this week shows a tsunami triggered by a major earthquake beneath Puget Sound would arrive at Seattle shores sooner and reach farther inland than previously thought. Models showed a tsunami following a magnitude 7.5 quake would inundate Seattle’s shoreline under more than 20 feet of water, and reach parts of Bainbridge Island, Elliott Bay and Alki Point within three minutes, The Seattle Times reported.
Simulation shows tsunami waves as high as 42 feet could hit Seattle in minutes should a major earthquake occur on the Seattle Fault
A simulation released by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) shows the impact of a 7.5-magnitude earthquake on the Seattle Fault. “Tsunami waves could be as high as 42 feet at the Seattle Great Wheel and will reach inland as far as Lumen Field and T-Mobile Park,” Washington State DNR said in a tweet Thursday.
SEATTLE — A study published by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources this week shows a tsunami triggered by a major earthquake beneath Puget Sound would arrive at Seattle shores sooner and reach farther inland than previously thought. Models showed a tsunami following a magnitude 7.5 quake would inundate Seattle’s shoreline under more than 20 feet (6.1 meters) of water, and reach parts of Bainbridge Island, Elliott Bay and Alki Point within three minutes, according to reports.
If a really big earthquake hits offshore from Seattle, the city’s shorelines could be struck with massive tsunami waves within a matter of three minutes. In a worst-case scenario, the waves hitting Seattle’s Magnolia Bluff neighborhood could crest at 33 feet high. That’s the grim warning from a report out Thursday from the Washington State Department of Natural Resources.
Residents of a Pacific Ocean community in Washington state are set to vote on a measure that could see more than $100m raised to build tsunami-safe schools, amid warnings that thousands of children and others are at risk from an earthquake. For many years, scientists have been warning about the dangers to communities on what is known as the Cascadia Subduction Zone, that runs more for than 600 miles, parallel to the Pacific Coast, from northern California beyond the tip of Canada’s Vancouver Island.
OCEAN SHORES, Wash. — The 350 children at Ocean Shores Elementary School have practiced their earthquake survival plans, dropping under desks to ride out the convulsions, then racing upstairs to the second floor to await the coming tsunami. Unless something changes, their preparations will most likely be futile. The Cascadia fault off the Pacific Northwest coast is poised for a massive 9.0-magnitude earthquake at some point, scientists say, a rupture that would propel a wall of water across much of the Northwest coast within minutes.
Tsunami warning canceled after 8.2 earthquake sent people in Alaska coastal communities to higher ground
The largest Alaska earthquake since 1965 caused a tsunami warning and local evacuations along the southwest Gulf of Alaska coast late Wednesday. After tsunami waves of less than 1 foot arrived onshore, the warning was canceled and coastal residents returned home. Jeremy Zidek, a spokesman for the Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, said he expects any damage from the earthquake may be revealed in the morning.
A powerful earthquake which struck just off Alaska’s southern coast early Thursday caused prolonged shaking and prompted tsunami warnings that sent people scrambling for shelters. Residents reported only minor damage, but officials said that could change after sunrise and people get a better look.
PERRYVILLE, Alaska — A powerful earthquake which struck just off Alaska’s southern coast caused prolonged shaking and prompted tsunami warnings that sent people scrambling for shelters. If the initial estimate holds, the earthquake that struck Alaska may be the strongest earthquake to strike North America in more than 50 years.
Massive Earthquake in Nicaragua
New prediction: March 9, 2021.
Base 7 dating: July 2021.
Place: Nicaragua, also the capital Managua.
Magnitude: 6.3 or greater.
Tsunami: Waves with a height of up to 10 meters.
Death toll: 10,000 or greater. Injuries: 40,000 or greater.
Precedents: December 24, 1972; July 6, 2000.
Miscellaneous: Fires. Power outages.
Officials on Thursday confirmed that an earthquake occurred on the coast of Nicaragua, The Associated Press reported. The U.S. Geological Survey said the 6.1 magnitude earthquake occurred on the country’s Pacific coast Thursday morning, about 36 miles south of Corinto. The earthquake was also felt to the north in El Salvador.
MANAGUA, Nicaragua -- A strong earthquake shook Nicaragua Thursday morning, sending people fleeing into the streets, but there were no initial reports of damage. The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake had a preliminary magnitude of 6.1 — down from an initial calculation of 6.2. It was centered on the country's Pacific coast about 36 miles (59 kilometers) south of Corinto. The earthquake was at a depth of 17 miles (27.5 kilometers).
Massive One Week Campaign to Drive Out Iranians, Hezbollah from Syria, Lebanon and Iraq; Possible Direct Confrontation with Syria
As a result, in July 2021 a persistent and unrelenting use of IDF artillery, warships, and bombers will claim many lives and destroy a considerable amount of military targets, power stations, homes, and infrastructure in Syria and Lebanon. Again, possible attacks in Iraq if that country is once again used as a base. A ceasefire will be reached by both sides but will be violated egregiously until a much longer and more horrific campaign follows in April 2024.
Things will appear so bad that some will call this a fullblown Arab-Israeli war, but it will actually be an escalation of the existing situation resulting in a largescale IDF operation.
Israel launched airstrikes on Hamas targets throughout the Gaza Strip on Thursday night in response to ongoing arson attacks from the enclave, the Israel Defense Forces said. A month after an 11-day conflict raged between Israel and Hamas, with the fragile ceasefire under heavy strain, the army chief ordered the IDF to prepare for a resumption of fighting.
Exclusive: Hamas Welcomes Lebanon, Syria Rockets Toward Israel, Says Palestinian Authority 'in Hibernation'
Hamas has hailed the recent firing of rockets from Lebanon and Syria toward Israel as acts of solidarity with the Gaza-based group's ongoing war with Israel, and has criticized what is perceived as a lack of action on the part of the traditional Palestinian leadership in the West Bank.
Israel and Gaza militants vowed to keep fighting after U.S. President Joe Biden urged Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to seek a “de-escalation” on Wednesday on the path to a ceasefire in the 10-day-old conflict. An Egyptian security source said the two sides had agreed in principle to a ceasefire after help from mediators, although details were still being negotiated in secret.
Israel's deadly Gaza offensive has many eyes trained on the Lebanese border for a Hezbollah reaction, but observers argue the movement is unlikely to risk an all-out conflict. Incidents at the border in recent days have raised the temperature but, with Lebanon already on its knees amid a deep political and economic crisis, the group seems intent on refraining from an escalation.
Six rockets were fired from Lebanon toward Israel late Monday, but they apparently fell short of the border fence. The military said it responded with artillery fire. The rockets triggered warning sirens in some communities near the border. The army later ordered communities within four kilometers (2.5 miles) of the northern border to open bomb shelters.
Battles were waged in the skies above southern Israel and the ground below Gaza City, as Israeli warplanes bombarded the warren of tunnels used by Hamas militants to launch attacks.
IDF Spokesperson Hidai Zilberman pushes back against American lawmakers’ condemnation of the targeting of a building in Gaza that housed a number of international media outlets, where the military says Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad organization also maintained facilities.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — An Israeli airstrike on Saturday targeted and destroyed a high-rise building in Gaza City that housed offices of The Associated Press and other media outlets. Hours later, Israel bombed the home of Khalil al-Hayeh, a top leader of Gaza’s ruling militant Hamas group.
Amid an ongoing barrage of rockets from Gaza, where the Israel Defense Forces are engaged in an escalating military campaign against Palestinian factions, Israel has also faced rocket fire from Lebanon and most recently Syria, as a raging Middle East conflict threatens to spread across the region.
Three rockets were launched from Syria toward Israel on Friday, expanding the battlefield as Israel faces off against militants in the Gaza Strip. The Israeli military said Friday that of the three rockets, one landed within Syrian territory.
The border between Israel and Lebanon saw a major deployment on both sides after Israeli tanks opened fire to push out protesters, one of whom has died, as they crossed the disputed boundary in support of Palestinian fighters in Gaza battling with Israel. "IDF tanks fired warning shots towards a number of rioters who crossed from Lebanon into Israeli territory," the Israel Defense Forces said Friday in a statement obtained by Newsweek.
Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas is calling for unity between Middle East rivals Iran and Saudi Arabia in hopes that their recent diplomacy will develop into more robust regional support for Palestinians embroiled in a sharp escalation in their decades-long conflict with Israel, which issued a threat against any foes seeking to join in on the spiraling conflict.
The Israel Defense Forces have said that a volley of rockets was fired from across the country's northern border with Lebanon, raising concern about a new front home to the powerful Lebanese Hezbollah movement and other factions that support Palestinian fighters already at war in the Gaza Strip.
TEL AVIV—Israel’s military said it has begun ground operations against Hamas in Gaza, escalating its offensive against the militant group. Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus, an Israeli military spokesman, said ground and air forces are striking targets in Gaza from the Israeli side of the border, including tanks and artillery. He initially said Israeli troops had entered the Gaza Strip but later retracted that statement.
Netanyahu vows to 'inflict blows that Hamas has not dreamed of' prompting the Islamist group to fire 130 more rockets at Israel amid UN warnings of 'full-scale war'
Israel today vowed to bring 'total, long-term quiet' to the Gaza Strip amid growing international alarm at the increasing civilian death toll from retaliatory air strikes targeting Hamas militants. 'The army will continue to attack to bring a total, long-term quiet. Only when we reach that goal will we be able to speak about a truce,' Defence Minister Benny Gantz said as the Palestinian death toll rose to 43, including 13 children. At least 230 Palestinians have been wounded.
Shin Bet says dead include veteran brigade commander for Gaza City and group's cyber and missile technology chief; security cabinet to meet on expansion of military operations as PM vows increasing force in response to rocket, mortar fire.
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel stepped up its attacks on the Gaza Strip, flattening a high-rise building used by the Hamas militant group and killing at least three militants in their hideouts on Tuesday as Palestinian rockets rained down almost nonstop on parts of Israel. It was the heaviest fighting between the bitter enemies since 2014, and it showed no signs of slowing.
While Iran’s political and military leaders are not exactly known for making measured, reserved or unprovocative remarks, stating that “Israel could be blown up in a single operation,” would be considered an aggressive comment even for Iranians.
Palestinian terror groups in the Gaza Strip fired massive barrages of rockets at Israel on Monday evening and into the night, including seven projectiles that were fired by Hamas toward Jerusalem, in a major escalation of violence from the enclave signaling the possible start of a wider conflict.
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Hamas militant group on Monday launched a rare rocket strike on Jerusalem after hundreds of Palestinians were hurt in clashes with Israeli police at an iconic mosque, as tensions in the holy city pushed the region closer to full-fledged war.
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.
Baghdad: Cleric Moqtada al-Sadr has emerged as the biggest winner in Iraq's election. But early results showed a voter turnout of just 41%, which is the lowest since the US-led invasion that removed Saddam Hussein from power. He is Iraq's new — and old — strongman. Popular cleric Muqtada al-Sadr and his coalition have again emerged as the strongest political force in the country, according to preliminary election results.
The political movement of nationalist Shi’ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has quietly come to dominate the apparatus of the Iraqi state. This could pose problems for the United States and Iran. For Sadr’s opponents and allies alike, the cleric’s message is clear: after years on the fringes, Sadr is back. On the streets and in the corridors of power.
Iraqi parties are scrambling to forge new alliances that may create changes in the current political arena or at least revive old partnerships as the country edges closer to holding early parliamentary elections in October. The instability in the country may, however, force the postponement of the elections. This possibility has not impeded the parties, which are preparing themselves to both hold the elections on time or bracing for their delay to their constitutional date of May 2022.
Informed Iraqi sources said that the Sadrist movement has begun to prepare for the upcoming Iraqi elections and that it will present itself to the US as a “moderate” movement and the best option in the Iraqi Shia community.
Leader of the Iraqi Sadrist Movement and prominent Shia cleric Muqtada Al-Sadr said yesterday that his movement will not allow normalisation between Iraq and Israel, even if the price is "blood".
Iraqi Shia Muslim leader Muqtada al-Sadr on Wednesday called for early elections overseen by the UN, in a rare news conference outside his home in the southern city of Najaf. Iraq is expected to hold early parliamentary elections this year, a central demand of an anti-government protest movement which erupted in 2019 and backed by al-Sadr’s supporters.
BAGHDAD,: Prominent Iraqi Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sayyid Muhammad al-Sadr has warned Iran and the US against involving Baghdad in their conflict. "Iraq has become a victim to the US-Iranian conflict and has been greatly affected as if it is an arena for their conflicts," Xinhua news agency quoted al-Sadr as saying in a statement posted on Twitter on Friday.
The populist cleric appears to be gearing up for the upcoming parliamentary elections slated for June 2021 in a bid to win the premiership.
Clashes between supporters of the Shia leader and anti-gov't protesters erupt in southern city of Nasiriya.
Another Comic Suicide in August 2021?
On August 11, 2014, Williams committed suicide in his Paradise Cay, California, home. His body was cremated at Montes Chapel of the Hills in San Anselmo, and his ashes were scattered over San Francisco Bay the day after his death.
The final autopsy report, released in November 2014, concluded that he "died of 'asphyxia due to hanging." Neither alcohol nor illegal drugs were involved, and prescription drugs present in his body were at "therapeutic" levels. The report also noted that Williams had been suffering from depression and anxiety. An examination of his brain tissue suggested Williams suffered from "diffuse Lewy body dementia". Describing the disease as "the terrorist inside my husband's brain", his wife Susan Schneider said, "however you look at it—the presence of Lewy bodies took his life," referring to his previous diagnosis of Parkinson's.
According to Williams' wife, he may have learned of the suicide technique he used (hanging) from a movie role in which a character Williams portrayed died from autoerotic asphyxiation. This remark may have led to the wild speculation that Williams' had hanged himself for that reason. Very few entertainers or actors have ever died from AEA: most notably, actor Albert Dekker (d. 1968), INXS singer and frontman Michael Hutchence (d. 1997), and actor David Carradine (d. 2009). Only three females have been known to have died that way, and all of them were porn actresses.
So this appears to be a one repeat event so far: the precedent was set in 2007 and the repeat occurred in 2014. The two types of suicide did not match. Likelihood of a repeat in 2021 is unknown. This pattern, if there is one, is too new.
Fuquan Johnson dead latest – Kate Quigley recovering after comedian’s ‘overdose death caused by fentanyl-laced cocaine’
COMEDIAN Fuquan Johnson has been found dead after an apparent drug overdose, according to reports, with other comedian Kate Quigley recovering in the hospital. The Los Angeles-based comic, 42, had been at a party in the Venice neighborhood on Friday night where he was pronounced dead shortly after midnight, TMZ reports. Two other people were also found dead. In a post to social media, the Ha Ha Comedy Club said one of those people was comedian Enrico Coangeli. The third person was identified as Natalie Williamson.
Kate Quigley ‘sends message saying “I’m alive” after taking ‘fentanyl-laced cocaine that killed’ Fuquan Johnson
COMIC Kate Quigley is expected to survive after reportedly taking fentanyl-laced cocaine at a party in LA that killed comedian pal Fuquan Johnson and two others. Quigley, 39, was found unresponsive by police at an apartment in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Venice early Saturday morning. Johnson, 42, was pronounced dead at the scene. The other two dead have since been identified as Enrico Colangeli, a friend of Johnson's and fellow comedian, and Natalie Williamson.
Enrico Colangeli dead: Family’s heartbreaking tribute to comic ‘Rico Angeli’ who died from ‘fentanyl-laced cocaine OD’
THE family of a comedian who died after reportedly taking fentanyl-laced cocaine that killed a fellow comic and another woman have paid tribute to the "incredibly loved" performer. Enrico "Rico" Colangeli, 48, was found dead by police inside of an apartment in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Venice Beach early Saturday morning after suffering a suspected drug overdose. The entertainer was found lifeless alongside fellow comic Fuquan Johnson, 42, and friend Natalie Williamson, 33.
WARNING: LOS ANGELES RIOTS
LA looters ransack Home Depot and Bottega Veneta stores on Black Friday despite Gov. Newsom's claim he would crack down on 'smash and grab' gangs targeting luxury outlets across California
Roaming packs of thieves ransacked another luxury retailer in Los Angeles on Black Friday before descending on Home Depot despite California Gov. Gavin Newsom's vow to crack down on the string of organized 'smash and grabs' plaguing the state. The Bottega Veneta store in LA's trendy Beverly Grove shopping district saw a large group enter the store at 5:21 p.m. and snatch pricey merchandise before one robber pepper-sprayed someone in the face, the LA Police Department reported.
Los Angeles police late Friday were on citywide tactical alert after a wave of smash-and-grab "flash mob" robberies at high-end stores. And in Lakewood, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department detectives were investigating a possible smash-and-grab robbery at a Home Depot after people stormed into the store Friday night and fled with sledgehammers and bolt cutters, according to authorities and a store employee.
A group of activists who were protesting vaccine mandates in Los Angels on Saturday were attacked by Antifa thugs, reports from the scene say. The resulting massive brawl was captured on video posted by several social media users. Independent journalist Andy Ngo, who has documented Antifa violence for several years, noted that one video shows an Antifa thug pulling a knife and stabbing a protester.
LOS ANGELES (CNS) — A man who was stabbed during dueling demonstrations in downtown Los Angeles over COVID-19 vaccine mandates has been released from the hospital, police said Sunday. Spokesman Mike Lopez of the Los Angeles Police Department had no further information about the victim, and said Sunday that no arrests have been made in Saturday's violence outside City Hall, where many punches and objects were thrown between a group defending vaccine and mask mandates and opponents who think they infringe on personal freedom.
Fourth Taiwan Strait Crisis
(Bloomberg) -- Taiwan said China’s military drills on Saturday appeared to be simulating an attack on its main island, as Chinese warplanes and warships crossed the strait’s median line in a continued show of force. China is engaging in increasingly destabilizing action, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken told reporters, saying he has communicated this to his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi.
CARRIER KILLERS China ‘rehearsing sinking US aircraft carriers with hypersonic missiles’ in Taiwan war games as WW3 fears loom
CHINA boasted it has rehearsed sinking US aircraft carriers using hypersonic missiles as part of a massive war games amid simmering tensions over Taiwan. Beijing's state controlled media bragged recent missile launches were squarely aimed at hitting any "foreign aircraft carriers" that could interfere with a "reunification-by-force operation".
KEELUNG, Taiwan (AP) — China conducted “precision missile strikes” Thursday in waters off Taiwan’s coasts as part of military exercises that have raised tensions in the region to their highest level in decades following a visit by U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. China earlier announced that military exercises by its navy, air force and other departments were underway in six zones surrounding Taiwan, which Beijing claims as its own territory to be annexed by force if necessary.
CODE RED China ‘convinced it needs to hit US with Pearl Harbor-style surprise attack’ to win war over Taiwan, expert warns
CHINA is convinced it now needs to hit America "hard and early " in a surprise Pearl Harbor-style attack to invade Taiwan, a leading expert has warned. Oriana Skylar Mastro, a fellow at Stanford University, told The Sun Online how Beijing increasingly views an invasion of the island as inseparable from a war with the US. It comes as massive Chinese military exercises are currently taking place off Taiwan following the visit by US politician Nancy Pelosi.
Beijing holds live fire naval drills opposite Taiwan after threatening to SHOOT DOWN US Speaker Nancy Pelosi as her Asia tour begins
The Chinese military conducted live-fire exercises Saturday off its coast opposite Taiwan amid reports that US Speaker Nancy Pelosi is in the air on her way to the region. The powder keg situation comes as China indicated it may shoot Pelosi's plane down if she attempts to land on the disputed island democracy, which Beijing claims as part of its territory.
"Preparing for war!" This short social media post by the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) 80th Group Army generated over 300,000 thumbs-up in 12 hours on Friday, amid high morale among Chinese soldiers ahead of the 95th anniversary of the founding of the PLA and escalating tensions across the Taiwan Straits.
Pelosi Taiwan visit: region ‘tense’ as Chinese navy watches US warships, holds drills in South China Sea
As tensions mount over US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's potential trip to Taiwan, the Chinese navy has been monitoring the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier's activities in the South China Sea. The nuclear-powered warship was cruising about 185km (115 miles) from the contested Fiery Cross Reef in the Spratlys chain on Thursday, according to publicly available satellite images.
A Chinese Communist Party mouthpiece said on Friday that it could shoot down Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's plane if she makes a stop in Taiwan, a move he said is tantamount to an "invasion" of the island. "If U.S. fighter jets escort Pelosi’s plane into Taiwan, it is invasion," Hu Xijin, an analyst for the Chinese state-controlled Global Times propaganda outlet, said on Twitter. "The PLA has the right to forcibly dispel Pelosi’s plane and the U.S. fighter jets, including firing warning shots and making tactical movement of obstruction. If ineffective, then shoot them down."
As China’s hostility intensifies, a top Taiwanese official warns that the Yun Feng supersonic cruise missile can reach out and touch Beijing. You Si Kun, President of Taiwan’s Legislative Assembly, or Yuan, gave a speech on Taiwan Overseas Network where he declared that the country’s domestically produced Yun Feng supersonic cruise missile is capable of reaching Beijing.
TAIPEI, Taiwan — Russia’s brutal war in Ukraine has jolted Taiwan into confronting the specter of a sudden attack from the island’s own larger and more powerful neighbor: China. The invasion has given new weight to the authoritarian vision of China’s leader, Xi Jinping, who has long laid claim to self-governed Taiwan for the “rejuvenation” of China — much as President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia did with Ukraine.
China launched 39 aircraft, mostly fighter jets, near Taiwan Sunday — the largest show of force in months. The launch came the same day the U.S. Navy sailed two aircraft carriers along with a pair of amphibious assault ships alongside allies in the Philippine Sea.
In Washington, President Biden this week convenes a summit of the world’s democracies. But the real drama for the democratic world is unfolding elsewhere around the globe. Three potential crises are proceeding in tandem: a potential Russian invasion of Ukraine, continuing Chinese pressure on Taiwan and the potential collapse of Iran nuclear talks.
Taiwan deployed its air force Sunday in an effort to drive back dozens of Chinese aircraft that entered its air defense space. China has repeatedly deployed aircraft into the area as part of "grey zone" warfare with the island country. Taiwanese officials fear that China executes these maneuvers to test Taiwan’s response and wear out its forces with repeated scrambles.
The 25 Chinese fighter jets, bombers and other warplanes flew in menacing formations off the southern end of Taiwan, a show of military might on China’s National Day, Oct. 1. The incursions, dozens upon dozens, continued into the night and the days that followed and surged to the highest numbers ever on Monday, when 56 warplanes tested Taiwan’s beleaguered air defenses.
China's military flew tens of fighter aircraft as many as 149 times toward Taiwan in recent days, in what is the most recent attempt at putting pressure on the self-governing island by displaying Beijing's military might.
The People's Republic of China dramatically ramped up military pressure on Taiwan over the weekend, flying successively larger numbers of warplanes near the breakaway island republic. Taiwan's Defense Minister, Chiu Kuo-cheng, said Wednesday that the wave of flights marked "the most serious" military tension between China and Taiwan in more than 40 years, according to Reuters.
Hong Kong — China's military has flown a record number of aircraft sorties into Taiwan's Air Defense Identification Zone over the last four days. The People's Liberation Army flights testing Taiwan's airspace represent the most aggressive military posturing to date from China, and they drew a warning from the Biden administration late on Sunday evening.
Taipei, Taiwan (CNN) Taiwan's Defense Ministry said 52 Chinese warplanes made incursions into its air defense identification zone on Monday, the highest number since the island began publicly reporting such activities last year. The previous record was posted on Saturday, when 39 Chinese military planes flew into the zone.
Taiwanese Foreign Minister warns his country is preparing for war with China, asks Australia for help
Taiwan's Foreign Minister warns his nation is preparing for war with China and urges Australia to increase intelligence sharing and security cooperation as Beijing intensifies a campaign of military intimidation. Dozens of aircraft from the People's Liberation Army (PLA) have flown sorties into Taiwan's Air Defence Identification Zone (ADIZ) since Friday, prompting the self-ruled island to scramble its own military jets.
Taipei, Taiwan (CNN)Taiwan has reported a record number of incursions by Chinese warplanes into its air defense identification zone (ADIZ) for the second day in a row, Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense said on Saturday night. The self-governing island said a total of 39 Chinese military aircraft entered the ADIZ on Saturday, one more than the 38 planes it spotted on Friday.
The State Department said on Sunday that the U.S. is "very concerned" about China's "provocative military activity near Taiwan" following Beijing's most recent show of air power near the self-governing island. "The United States is very concerned by the People’s Republic of China’s provocative military activity near Taiwan, which is destabilizing, risks miscalculations, and undermines regional peace and stability."
Taipei, Taiwan (CNN) China sent 38 warplanes into the skies around Taiwan on Friday, the highest number of Chinese military aircraft to breach the island's Air Defense Identification Zone in a single day since Taipei began publicly reporting such activities last year, Taiwan's Defense Ministry said Friday night. The People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) aircraft came in two waves, the Defense Ministry said.
China flies 19 nuke bombers and fighter jets into Taiwan air space for ‘invasion’ war games sparking WW3 fears
WORLD War Three fears are mounting after China flew 19 nuke bombers and fighter jets into Taiwan air space for "invasion" war games. The latest Chinese military incursion on Sunday involved 10 J-16 and four Su-30 fighter jets, an anti-submarine aircraft, and four H-6 bombers, which can carry nuclear weapons, Taiwan's Defence Ministry said.
(CNSNews.com) – A Chinese state mouthpiece reacted to the fall of Kabul to the Taliban Monday by saying the crisis has dealt a severe blow to U.S. “hegemony,” and suggesting allies like Taiwan should be careful about placing their trust in the U.S. “Taliban’s rapid victory embarrasses U.S., smashes image, arrogance,” stated one headline in Global Times, a Chinese Communist Party (CCP) organ.
To have any chance of conquering Taiwan, China might need to transport as many as two million troops across the rough 100 miles of the Taiwan Strait and land them under fire at the island’s 14 potential invasion beaches or 10 major ports. That’s a lot of people—far, far more than the People’s Liberation Army Navy can haul in its 11 new amphibious ships.
In a video broadcast on a Communist Party of China-approved channel, the government threatened to deploy "continuous nuclear bombs" against Japan over its intervention in Taiwan, Fox News reported. The five-minute video has received over two million views on China's YouTube-like platforms. It was eventually removed, but copies of the film were uploaded to YouTube and Twitter by some individuals.
A senior US official has warned China not to seek emboldenment from its Hong Kong crackdown to move against Taiwan, as Japan’s deputy leader said it would defend Taiwan against an attack. Kurt Campbell, coordinator for Indo-Pacific affairs on the US national security council, told a forum on Tuesday the US had tried to send a “clear message of deterrence across the Taiwan Strait” and any attempt by China to move on Taiwan would be “catastrophic”.
Russia’s military activities have been closely monitored by other countries, especially as the country’s tensions with several other nations, especially Ukraine, have escalated in recent years. With concerns of a possible world war getting triggered, a Japanese official has warned that Russia’s military presence near Hawaii may lead to another Pearl Harbor incident.
One of China's most prominent state-media personalities claims the Chinese military would "destroy" any Japanese forces that would intervene in a war over Taiwan. The bellicose retort by Hu Xijin—chief editor of the Communist Party newspaper the Global Times—was later also used by China's Foreign Ministry on Tuesday. In a popular post on Weibo, China's main social media service, Hu called Taro Aso a "big mouth," referring to striking recent comments by Japan's Deputy Prime Minister.
Japan's deputy prime minister said the country needed to defend Taiwan with the United States if the island was invaded, Kyodo news agency reported late on Monday, angering Beijing which regards Taiwan as its own territory. China has never ruled out using force to reunite Taiwan with the mainland and recent military exercises by China and Taiwan across the Straits of Taiwan have raised tensions.
Taipei, Taiwan (CNN) China's escalating military intimidation of Taiwan shows the self-governed island "needs to prepare" for a possible military conflict, Taiwan's Foreign Minister Joseph Wu said in an exclusive interview with CNN. His warning came one week after the island reported the largest daily incursion by Chinese military planes into Taiwan's self-declared Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ).
June 24 (UPI) -- China's defense ministry warned the United States Tuesday against interfering with Beijing's Taiwan policy. Any Taiwanese move toward independence would also spell "war" for the island nation, Beijing said. Chinese defense ministry spokesman Ren Guoqiang said Thursday at a regular press briefing that Taiwan's unification with the mainland is a "historical inevitability." Attempts to declare Taiwanese independence would be a dead-end road, and seeking independence means "war," the spokesman said.
The Air Force will buy fewer Joint Direct Attack Munitions, or JDAMs; Hellfire missiles; and small-diameter bombs as it prepares to invest in state-of-the art, long-range weapons that are better-suited for operations in the Pacific, according to its fiscal 2022 budget request.
After President Joe Biden ordered U.S. intelligence to look into the origins of the coronavirus, Chinese state-run media figure Hu Xijin expressed that China’s nuclear arsenal must be increased and updated in order to prepare for nuclear war against us.
China State Media Says Country Must Prepare for Nuclear War After Biden Agrees to Watered-Down Covid Probe
Last week Joe Biden shut down President Trump’s investigation into the origins of the China Virus. Joe Biden, whose family of grifters have made hundreds of millions from the Communist Chinese regime, then replaced the intensive study with their watered-down 90-day probe by US intel on the origins of the virus. That was enough for the editor of the Chinese state-run Global Times to publish an oped on a high-intensity showdown between China and the US with nuclear weapons.
TAIWAN's foreign minister has warned China is "preparing for war" as the island country braces itself for future conflict. Joseph Wu said Beijing has been trying to “cut off” Taiwan from the world with military actions and international pressure. Beijing regards Taiwan as a breakaway province and has threatened to start a conflict in order to reunite the island with mainland China.
Taiwan, which China considers a breakaway province, is the most tense issue between Beijing and the U.S. Taiwan argues it is on the frontline of democracy against Chinese authoritarianism and is increasingly facing military harassment. Nick Schifrin speaks to Joseph Wu, Taiwan’s foreign minister, about the issue, and the role the U.S. can play in mediating conflict in the region.
US military planners pushed for nuclear strikes on mainland China in 1958 to protect Taiwan from an invasion by Communist forces, classified documents posted online by Daniel Ellsberg of "Pentagon Papers" fame show. US planners also assumed that the Soviet Union would aid China and retaliate with nuclear weapons -- a price they deemed worth paying to protect Taiwan, according to the document, first reported by the New York Times.
1958 promises a crisis in Israel and Lebanon, and thus far we have seen the 11-day Gaza war, largely an air war that also involved missiles being fired from Lebanon and Syria. It may well lead to US forces boosting their presence in and around Syria, Iraq, and Lebanon.
1958 also gives us a serious crisis with China over Taiwan, a short war in fact, and as we can see from the report below the crisis was nuclear as well ... and that information was not known by the public until now. It demonstrates just how serious the current crisis is and how dangerous it may get.
China has accused the United States of threatening the peace and stability of the Taiwan Strait after a US warship again sailed through the seas that separate Taiwan and its giant neighbour. The US Navy’s 7th Fleet said the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur conducted a “routine Taiwan Strait transit” on Tuesday in accordance with international law.
Experts say a China war is already well under way with the United States but Australia needs to take advantage of its obvious weakness. It’s war. But not as we know it. It’s called the “Grey Zone”. Decades of writings by China’s top tacticians reveal this to be so. That means the start of any ‘conventional’ conflict will be murky and confused. And, even once the shooting starts, sowing doubt and disbelief will be a significant weapon in its arsenal.
The Type 094A, or Jin-class, nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine is one of three powerful new military craft announced by the Chinese Navy on its 72nd anniversary. Until now, most US cities had been out of the range of China’s submarine-launched missiles because of the protective “first island chain” – a series of US bases dotted across the Pacific ocean that are all equipped with sophisticated submarine detection systems.
Beijing warned on Tuesday it was determined to stop Taiwan getting close to Washington with the use of military action, ahead of a visit by a former US politician and officials to the island at US President Joe Biden’s request. Ma Xiaoguang, a spokesman for the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, said the recent deployment of the largest fleet of warplanes to Taiwan’s air defence identification zone (ADIZ) was to tell Taiwan that moving closer to the US to seek independence would fail.
China’s military will begin live-fire drills on Thursday in waters off Taiwan’s southwest coast, as an unofficial US delegation visits the self-ruled island. The six-day exercise will be carried out to the south of the Penghu archipelago in the Taiwan Strait, the Guangdong Maritime Safety Administration announced on Wednesday.
BEIJING ON FRIDAY issued new threats against Taiwan at a time of near unprecedented tensions around the island nation, saying its military "won't stand a chance" if China chose to invade. The threat comes amid a series of provocative actions and warnings in recent days by the Chinese military – the People's Liberation Army or PLA – including a series of air and naval incursions into territory that Taiwan claims as its own.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The American military is warning that China is probably accelerating its timetable for capturing control of Taiwan, the island democracy that has been the chief source of tension between Washington and Beijing for decades and is widely seen as the most likely trigger for a potentially catastrophic U.S.-China war.
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.
The 12th Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), was declared officially over on May 3, just three months after the first case was reported in North Kivu, but it marks the end of the country’s fourth outbreak of the deadly disease in less than three years, said the World Health Organization (WHO).
Local health authorities in several parts of the United States are monitoring dozens of travelers for Ebola after the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) ordered airlines to collect information on people who’d been in several western African countries, including Guinea or the Democratic Republic of Congo.
HEALTH FEARS Ebola ‘outbreak’ possible in Washington and Oregon as 27 people who recently traveled from West Africa being monitored
FEARS of a possible Ebola "outbreak" in Washington and Oregon are growing as 27 people who recently traveled from West Africa are being monitored. The individuals had just returned from areas of Guinea and Democratic Republic of the Congo which are currently experiencing outbreaks of Ebola virus disease.
Washington was considered ground zero for COVID-19 in the U.S., and now 23 travelers from the state are being monitored for another deadly contagious virus: Ebola. The travelers recently returned from the West African countries of Guinea and the Democratic Republic of Congo — where there are outbreaks of the deadly virus — according to a news release from the state’s Department of Health.
FRANKFORT, KY (WOWK/Nexstar) – Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear says the state is monitoring 15 people who have traveled to two countries experiencing an outbreak of Ebola. The governor says the state has connected with most of the travelers, and none of them are showing any symptoms.
PORTLAND, Ore. — The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) on Thursday announced it is monitoring four people for Ebola after those people recently returned from Guinea and Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), two West African countries in the midst of Ebola outbreaks.
Health officials are monitoring 44 Ohioans who may have had exposure to Ebola after returning from areas of Africa with active outbreaks. The World Health Organization has confirmed the first cases of Ebola since the outbreak in West Africa between 2014 and 2016 that killed more than 11,000 people. On Feb. 14, WHO declared an Ebola outbreak in Guinea after three fatal Ebola cases were confirmed in the the rural community of Gouéké in N’Zerekore prefecture.
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Health departments in Ohio are monitoring 44 residents who have a travel history to countries with Ebola cases, Ohio officials said Monday. A new epidemic was declared in Guinea, and there are also currently people infected in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. At least nine people have died.
An Ebola survivor is likely to have triggered the current outbreak in Guinea, scientists have said, in a shock discovery that means the virus may remain dormant for five years. The finding, which comes after 29 cases and 13 deaths, raises fresh questions about the ability of Ebola to lurk in the body long term even while the survivor remains outwardly healthy.
Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said the state is monitoring about a dozen people who’ve travelled to countries with outbreaks of Ebola. Beshear made the announcement during his coronavirus briefing Tuesday. Eleven people in Kentucky have traveled to either the Democratic Republic of the Congo or Guinea — both countries experiencing Ebola outbreaks.
The ongoing Ebola outbreak in Guinea was most likely sparked by someone infected during the outbreak seven years ago, a new study shows. Viruses from both outbreaks are almost genetically identical, hinting that the virus did not jump from an animal to people, as scientists expected, but that it had lurked hidden in a human body for years.
World Health Organization officials say the risk of an Ebola outbreak spreading to Guinea’s neighbours is “very high” and that some of those countries are not prepared for vaccination campaigns.
Flights into the US from two African countries with recent Ebola outbreaks will now be exclusively funneled through six airports — including JFK and Newark — to better track and stop the spread of the deadly disease, officials said.
News of a new outbreak of Ebola in Guinea is indeed distressing. The last in West Africa occurred between 2014 and 2015 and affected Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. It was the world’s deadliest Ebola outbreak, which began in Guinea and in which more than 11,300 people died. Among these were over 500 health workers.
The World Health Organization (WHO) issued a formal warning to multiple countries in Africa to be ready for the possible emergence of new Ebola cases as the virus resurges in different parts of the continent, according to Reuters. Following a confirmed case of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), health authorities in Guinea declared an outbreak on Sunday as now ten suspected cases have emerged along with five deaths.
The World Health Organization on Friday confirmed a third case of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo as health officials race to vaccinate residents and contain the potential outbreak.
A second person who had contracted the Ebola virus died this week in the Democratic Republic of Congo, marking another outbreak just three months after the nation outlasted the virus's second-worst outbreak in history.
The World Health Organization on Monday warned of a potential Ebola resurgence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo after a woman died of the disease. The woman lived in Butembo, a city in North Kivu Province and an epicenter of a previous Ebola outbreak that was declared over in June, according to the DRC’s Ministry of Health.
A woman who was in contact with at least 70 people has died of Ebola in a violence-plagued region of the Democratic Republic of Congo. It could signal the start of the 12th outbreak of the virus in the country.
President Joe Biden Resigns Due to Health Issues or Dies of Natural Causes
I first raised this possibility in a letter reply on August 17, 2020 and then later on my blog on September 6, 2020 ... and in a few more updates and letters afterwards.
In the 21st Century, resignation has become the alternative to death in historical repetitive events and prophecy. This was ushered in when I predicted Pope Benedict XVI would die in office in 2013 and instead he resigned and reigns as Pontiff emeritus. If Biden resigns he will prove to be a powerful advisor to President Harris ... at times it will seem the nation has TWO presidents.
Kamala Harris will become president and complete the rest of Biden's term. The Democratic Party or whoever is pulling their strings purposely made Kamala Harris Biden's running mate so she can become the first female president by 2021 or 2023 by default. She will campaign for president in late 2023 and 2024 and will win the '24 election, becoming the first female president-elect.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Friday assured reporters that President Biden’s persistent cough is the result of allergies and not a more serious medical condition. Biden, who turns 79 next month, coughed and cleared his throat repeatedly Friday during public remarks, including at an event on the White House lawn with Interior Secretary Deb Haaland.
Rep. Ronny Jackson, the former White House doctor who treated both Presidents, Barack Obama and Donald Trump, called on President Joe Biden to resign on Friday. The Texas Republican, as the Tampa Free Press has reported, has become at least the fifth GOP lawmaker to urge Biden to step down in the wake of the disastrous pullout from Afghanistan.
Robert O’Neill, the SEAL member who killed Osama bin Laden during a raid on the terrorist’s Pakistan lair in 2011, called President Biden a “disaster” and urged Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley to resign over the catastrophe caused by the US military pullout in Afghanistan.
SOUTH JERSEY — Rep. Jeff Van Drew is calling on President Joe Biden and other Democratic leaders to resign following the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan. Taliban fighters swiftly seized control of Afghanistan over the weekend, forcing the evacuation of U.S. embassy personnel in Kabul and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to flee after Biden's withdrawal of troops from the country.
Sen. Rick Scott, the chair of the Senate GOP campaign arm, questioned Monday whether President Joe Biden's Cabinet should remove him from office, a near impossibility, over the sudden collapse of Afghanistan. Scott, who is widely viewed as a potential 2024 presidential candidate tweeted: “We must confront a serious question: Is Joe Biden capable of discharging the duties of his office or has time come to exercise the provisions of the 25th Amendment?”
Former President Donald Trump Sunday called on President Biden to "resign in disgrace" over his handling of the Afghanistan withdrawal and other issues. "It is time for Joe Biden to resign in disgrace for what he has allowed to happen to Afghanistan, along with the tremendous surge in COVID, the Border catastrophe, the destruction of energy independence, and our crippled economy," the former president wrote in a statement.
Rep. Ronny Jackson, the former White House physician-turned-congressman, says he’s "terrified for our country" in the wake of President Joe Biden’s televised town hall this week — and doubts whether the commander in chief has the cognitive ability to make it through a full term. "He’s completely LOST it!" Jackson, R-Texas, tweeted Saturday, along with a video clip in which Biden answers a reporter’s question about defunding the police by claiming that Republicans accuse him of "sucking the blood out of kids."
AIR FORCE GONE Joe Biden, 78, FALLS on stairs of Air Force One just months after injuring foot while playing with his dog
JOE Biden was filmed falling three times on the steps of Air Force One today before flying to Georgia. Worrying footage shows the president, 78, tripping on the stairs just months after injuring his foot.
Dominic Green, deputy editor of The Spectator’s US edition, pointed to the behaviour of the new US President Joe Biden in his limited public appearances. He claimed Mr Biden "looks and sounds frail", suggesting the 78-year-old may not be well enough to efficiently manage the demanding role.
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.
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.
US or Russian Sub Explodes and Sinks: Possible Start of Naval War Crisis
Perhaps instead there will be a protracted crisis either in the Persian Gulf or elsewhere that will involve a Russian vessel, a US vessel, and possibly an Iranian vessel. This could be a huge naval crisis complete with a few naval battles that many will believe is the beginning of World War III that starts in August 2021 and continues on through October and possibly into 2022 or even 2023.
These naval confrontations I began dreaming about back in the 1990's and 2000's, and occasionally since during the last decade. These were crises unlike anything we have ever seen. We will see these events on television and on the internet and will have a sense that this is World War III. But the funny thing is we are already in World War III, we just don't know it yet. Each period of conflict will last a few months to a few years and then seem to settle down into something like a ceasefire. After several years or so, we will be surprised to see it all happening again, and even more dangerous and scary than the last time. Then it will be forgotten when it disappears again after a few months or a year. Only to return once again a few years later.
We will see explosions in some cities and even feel the ground shake and see debris flying towards us from 20 miles away ... and even see mushroom clouds ... but afterwards will find that only a few city blocks have been blackened and demolished. But that will be unnerving to see. When this happens we will have to hide out in basements of shopping centers and banks, places that seem safe if we are not at home. At home everyone will head for the basements. There will be no radiation.
But eventually the time of nuclear war will come, but not until the very late 2030's.
AIR STRIKES ON BUSHEHR
Israel and Iran are rapidly approaching an inflection point over Tehran’s nuclear program, and what was the atomic equivalent of a controlled clash between the two countries is now devolving into an unconstrained chain reaction.
Maneuvers seen as intended to plan for strike on Iran, Saudi-owned Elaph claims, month after New York Times reveals new tankers seen as key to threat won’t arrive before late 2024. Israeli fighter jets carried out a large drill over the Mediterranean that included practicing mid-air refueling, according to a report in a Saudi-run news outlet Thursday.
The Israeli Air Force will begin practicing for a strike on Iran’s nuclear program beginning next year, having set aside funding and updated its training schedule for the mission, The Times of Israel has learned. In light of growing uncertainty regarding a return by Iran to the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, amid long-stalled negotiations with the United States, the Israel Defense Forces in recent months has ramped up its efforts to prepare a credible military threat against Tehran’s nuclear facilities.
Israel is once again warning that it may have no choice but to preemptively attack Iran’s nuclear facilities to prevent Tehran from developing nuclear weapons. And its air force is becoming more capable of executing such a challenging mission. In late April, Israeli Intelligence Minister Eli Cohen warned that a “bad” nuclear deal between the United States and Iran “will send the region spiraling into war.”
The attack on Iran’s nuclear center at Natanz on April 14 totally destroyed two of its three uranium enrichment halls operated by advanced centrifuges, DEBKAfile’s military and intelligence sources report. Even the third the centrifuges have been put out of action by the cutoff of a steady power flow. Our sources also reveal that the explosive material which caused the blast was planted there two years ago and awaited a remote signal to detonate.
A blast at Iran’s Natanz nuclear enrichment facility that has been attributed to Israel was caused by a bomb planted at the site in advance, an Israeli television report said Monday. According to Channel 13 news, the bomb went off Sunday at 4 a.m., when some 1,000 workers were at Natanz.
IDF Chief of Staf Aviv Kohavi appeared to hint at Israeli involvement in recent attacks on Iranian assets in recent weeks on Sunday, saying that Tehran was “carefully considering” how to respond. “The Israel Defense Forces’ actions throughout the Middle East are not hidden from our enemies’ eyes. They are watching us, seeing our capabilities and carefully considering their next steps,” Kohavi said.
Protests in Syria Lead to Overthrow of
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
Attack on Warships in Persian Gulf
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.
Correction: I forgot ... after 9/11 the US military began to call the Persian Gulf the "Arabian Gulf." The Western media soon after followed suit. It IS the Arabian Gulf.
Iran has released dramatic video footage of an incident in the Gulf of Oman, which reportedly took place last week. Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps seized the Vietnam-flagged tanker ship Sothys and then appears to have sent small boats to swarm two U.S. Navy Arleigh Burke class destroyers, as well as U.S. Coast Guard cutters, in what by every indication is an unprecedented altercation.
A major explosion occurred on a commercial ship docked at Syria’s Latakia port on Tuesday afternoon, according to Arabic-language media and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. According to SOHR — a pro-Syrian opposition organization of uncertain funding based in the UK — the explosion “left casualties and caused considerable material damage.” Some reports said the targeted ship was Iranian.
The collapse of Lebanon is intensifying a conflict in the Mediterranean that has mostly taken place in the shadows. Early this month, one Iranian and one Israeli tweet created a storm in the already troubled waters of the Mediterranean Sea.
Israeli security officials said Iran is likely behind an alleged attack on a cargo ship in the northern Indian Ocean, Arabic TV stations reported Sunday, with the vessel having been hit by an "unknown weapon" which started a fire. The Al-Mayadeen Lebanese television channel reported early Sunday that the Liberian-flagged cargo ship, the Tyndall, was damaged this weekend in the wake of a series of sabotage incidents between Israeli and Iranian ships in the region.
The Iranian Navy's largest warship caught fire and sank under mysterious circumstances in the Gulf of Oman on Wednesday, the Associated Press reported from its bureau in Tehran. According to Iranian state media, the 680-foot vessel caught fire around 2 a.m. near the port of Jask, and could not be salvaged by firefighters attempting to control the blaze. Hundreds of sailors and cadets were evacuated, with 33 suffering injuries. Iranian officials are said to be investigating the cause of the mysterious mishap.
Kharg, the largest vessel in Iran's navy, sank early Wednesday in the Gulf of Oman near the port of Jask, Hormozgan province, after being ablaze for nearly 24 hours, Iranian news agencies have reported. Tasnim News Agency reported that a fire broke out around 11am local time Tuesday and the ship sank 8.30am Wednesday, after efforts to extinguish the fire failed.
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The largest warship in the Iranian navy caught fire and later sank Wednesday in the Gulf of Oman under unclear circumstances, the latest calamity to strike one of the country’s vessels in recent years amid tensions with the West.
The Pentagon said 13 fast boats from Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy (IRGCN) came within 140m (459ft) of US vessels on Monday. The Iranian vessels left after 30 warning shots were fired, the Pentagon said. This is the second such incident in the region in two weeks.
WASHINGTON—A U.S. Navy patrol boat fired warning shots during a confrontation with three Iranian vessels on Monday in the Persian Gulf, officials said, in a second high-risk encounter between U.S. and Iranian naval forces in the past month.
(CNN) Iran's Navy once again harassed US ships operating in the Persian Gulf, this time coming within 68 yards of the ships on Monday night, prompting one of the American ships to fire warning shots, according to Cdr. Rebecca Rebarich, a spokeswoman for the US Navy's Fifth Fleet.
WASHINGTON — A group of Iranian vessels from the country's Revolutionary Guard Corps harassed two U.S. Coast Guard ships over three hours in the Persian Gulf earlier this month, repeatedly crossing in front of the bows of the American ships at close range, the U.S. Navy said Tuesday.
BEIRUT, Lebanon — At least three people died when an Iranian tanker was attacked off Syria’s coast Saturday, outside the Baniyas refinery, a war monitor said. Israel’s Channel 12 news said Saturday night, however, that nobody was injured in the incident and that the fire caused no significant damage. Channel 13 news said the fire apparently had nothing to do with Israel.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Iranian ship believed to be a base for the paramilitary Revolutionary Guard and anchored for years in the Red Sea off Yemen has been attacked, Tehran acknowledged Wednesday. Iran’s Foreign Ministry confirmed the attack on the MV Saviz, suspected to have been carried out by Israel — though Tehran did not immediately blamed its regional archenemy.
As reports emerged Thursday of another Iranian strike on an Israeli civilian vessel, it appeared that the confrontation between Iran and Israel was escalating dangerously at sea. This fits into a pattern that has unfolded in recent months. Iran has taken a more aggressive posture on several fronts, both rhetorically and in its operations, as tensions rose with the new US administration and Iran’s adversaries in the region.
Iranian missiles land within 20 miles of ship, 100 miles from Nimitz strike group in Indian Ocean: officials
EXCLUSIVE: Long-range missiles from Iran splashed down close to a commercial ship in the Indian Ocean Saturday and 100 miles from the Nimitz aircraft carrier strike group, Fox News has learned, in the latest example of rising tensions in the region.
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.
US Launches Fighter Jet Attacks Against ISIS in Democratic Republic of Congo and Cruise Missiles at Targets in Mozambique
US Re-Invasion of Afghanistan or Else It May Be CHINA's Turn ... the Ultimate Disaster
Even in the face of Taliban atrocities once again being committed, the Biden administration seeks to repeat the errors of Obama ... this time in Afghanistan. In an effort to end a "forever war" he will assure that a truly forever war emerges in the aftermath of US occupation.
As I said, seven years ago the US returned to Iraq. The other big anniversary coming up this year is 42 years since the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan in December 1979. Russia has no interest in returning to the country after ten years of war and defeat. But China might seek to fill the gap in December 2021. Far more dangerous, they would be within reach of the five former Soviet states referred to sometimes as the "Stans." Countries like Tajikistan with people of mixed Turkic, Mongol, and other ethnic groups more in common with Eastern Asiatic nations like Mongolia and China. Also China would be well-positioned to infiltrate Eastern Russia. China would ruthlessly control Afghanistan and have another means to open a future war with Russia in 2025.
It may seem silly, but the US will have to return to Afghanistan again by the end of this year or reconsider leaving in the first place.