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.
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.
US President Joe Biden on Thursday night and Friday morning directed US military airstrikes in eastern Syria against facilities belonging to what the Pentagon said were Iran-backed militia, in a calibrated response to rocket attacks against US targets in Iraq.
(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.
War on Iran? Israel Targets Iranian Proxies in Syria With 'Most Violent' Airstrike Aided by US Intel
Even as the details of of the "most violent" air-raids in Syria carried out by Israel targeting Iranian assets are still emerging, there are speculations rife that suggest that an all-out covert war may just have been launched against Iran. The most suggestive of this has been the timing of the air-raids, the blackouts in Iran and the statement of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo calling Iran the new home base of Al Qaeda.
A report published by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) on Wednesday confirmed that the death toll from the Israeli raids in Syria last night "rose to at least 40 with 37 injuries." Nine Syrian regime soldiers and 31 non-Syrian militiamen affiliated with Iran were killed in Israeli raids that targeted soldier camps and ammunition and weapons warehouses.
More than 18 attacks by Israel on multiple targets near Syrian-Iraq border took place, Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. Israeli night raids targeting arms depots and military positions in eastern Syria have killed at least 10 Syrian soldiers and 47 allied fighters, in the deadliest raids since 2018, a war monitor said Wednesday.
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.
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.
NASA and SpaceX have set April 22 as the target launch date for the next Crew Dragon flight to the International Space Station. The all-veteran, four-person crew will be the first to ride a previously-flown Falcon 9 booster and a reused Dragon spacecraft, and a NASA official said this week that the launcher and capsule are in “really good shape” as refurbishment wraps up at Cape Canaveral.
NASA and SpaceX to launch four astronauts on a Falcon 9 rocket to the International Space Station - including two international crew members for the first time
NASA and SpaceX plan to launch four astronauts to the International Space Station on a Falcon 9 rocket including two international crew members for the first time. The second crew mission of the commercial spacecraft will leave Earth no earlier than April 20 from the NASA Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The SpaceX Crew Dragon spaceship will take NASA astronauts Shane Kimbrough, acting as spacecraft commander, and Megan McArthur, pilot, to the ISS.
Death of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei
Only once has revolutionary Iran seen this sight: back in 1989. Now they get to see it again in 2021 or 2024. Then the third grand Ayatollah of Persia comes to power. He will not rule for much more than three years. After his death will come the dreaded "fourth king of Persia" who wages war on Greece, Italy, France and Spain and the European Union as an ally of Russia.
At Least Two South Korean Actresses, Models, or Pop Singers Hang Themselves
"I’ve been asked how the celebrity (more specifically female celebrity) suicide rate in Japan compares with that of Korea. I’m, in no way, going to present any analogies or official statistics of this, but since it’s news whenever a famous person dies (by whatever means), all it took for me to find out how female celeb suicide rates compare between Korea and Japan, was some Internet research. In short, Korean female celebs have been more prone to take their own lives in recent years (the “trend” beginning in February, 2005 with actress Lee Eun-joo’s death) but the suicides of Japanese female celebs started two decades earlier.
Also, the Japanese ladies seem to be a bit more creative than their Korean counterparts when it comes to the method to end it all, sometimes employing the use of toxic chemicals while the Koreans overwhelmingly favor hanging as the preferred means."
After that there was relative quiet from 2010 through 2018, although various minor South Korean stars were periodically found hanged. This relative lull had me believing the worst was over after 2009, so I did not bother to project more suicides might happen in 2019.
Then in 2019, fourteen (2 x 7) years after the suicide of Lee Eun-ju, it all started again ... but much later in the year than in 2005. This time there were three: Korean actress Jeon Mi-seon in June 2019, then K-pop singers Sulli and Goo Hara followed in October and November.
Which brings us to 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.
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.
Korean actress Oh In Hye died by suicide in September 14. She was found unconscious in her apartment by authorities and later died in the hospital. An inside source confirmed to Insider that she had passed on. She said: “I hoped she would be able to overcome this crisis. But in the end, she was never able to regain consciousness.”
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.
As Arab world rallies around Palestinians and bloodshed mounts, Trump-era peace deals fade from view
ISTANBUL - The videos from East Jerusalem showing Israeli police violently arresting Palestinian protesters were galvanizing the Arab world, evoking sympathy and long-standing anger over injustice, dispossession and unequal treatment. But the newly arrived ambassador to Israel from the United Arab Emirates, writing for an Israeli news site last week as the images circulated, narrated a rosier version of life in his new home.
Former President Donald Trump was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize on Monday morning by an Estonian member of the European Parliament, Jaak Madison. In a post on social media, Madison said: “In the last 30 years, Donald Trump is the first president of the United States, who during his tenure, has not started a war. Additionally, he signed several peace agreements in the Middle East which have helped provide stability in the region and peace.”
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."
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.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Tuesday night and warned his citizens that the country would "stand to the last man" in the event of a war with Russia, as tensions continue to build along the border between the two nations. "Does Ukraine want war? No. Is it ready for it? Yes," Zelensky said during a Tuesday address, according to The New York Times." Our principle is simple: Ukraine does not start a war first, but Ukraine always stands to the last man."
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.
There are the booms that echo again, and parents know to tell their children they are only fireworks. There are the drones the separatists started flying behind the lines at night, dropping land mines. There are the fresh trenches the Ukrainians can see their enemy digging, the increase in sniper fire pinning them inside their own. But perhaps the starkest evidence that the 7-year-old war in Ukraine may be entering a new phase is what Capt. Mykola Levytskyi's coast guard unit saw cruising in the Azov Sea just outside the port city of Mariupol last week: a flotilla of Russian amphibious assault ships.
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.
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Polish Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau have discussed by phone the situation in eastern Ukraine and the need to support Kyiv in light of Russian aggression, including sanctions against Russia. The phone call between the two countries' foreign ministers took place on Tuesday, April 13, at the initiative of the U.S. side, the Polish Foreign Ministry's press service reported.
Poland is deploying troops from the 18th Division of the First Warsaw Armoured Brigade near to the Belarusian border, reports Belarus Security Blog, as Belarus' President Alexander Lukashenko cracks down on the ethnic Polish minority in the country. Belarusian Poles have been suffering from growing repression after they actively supported the opposition movement, and threaten to drag the Polish authorities, already deeply opposed to the ruling regime, deeper into the conflict. Now Poland is strengthening its defences on its eastern border.
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.
ANKARA/KYIV (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday called for the “worrying” developments in eastern Ukraine’s Donbass region to come to an end after meeting his Ukrainian counterpart in Istanbul, adding Turkey was ready to provide any necessary support.
(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.
The Russia-Ukraine crisis could be days from exploding into war with a source saying UK commanders are on "high alert" and monitoring the situation "with growing concern". Moscow has amassed close to 100,000 troops at the flashpoint border and senior Ukraine military sources fear its war-planners may have wrong-footed them.
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.
A European or even World War could be triggered in four in Ukraine after Russia dispatched 4,000 to the disputed border with its neighbour, warns an independent Russian military analyst. It comes as social media footage footage shows suspected large scale Russian military movements in regions close to rebel-held eastern Ukraine and annexed Crimea.
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."
A reporter from one of Germany’s highest-circulating dailies Bild, Julian Ropcke, tweeted Wednesday morning that Belarus deployed its troops to the country’s borders with Ukraine. “Dictator Lukashenko is also moving the Belarusian army towards the Ukrainian border (here 60 km north of the border of Rivne Oblast),” he said on Twitter.
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.
A flurry of alarming reports and social media posts indicate that Russia is pouring military hardware into Crimea and its border with Eastern Ukraine. There are unconfirmed reports that the scale of these movements is so significant that it has, to the dismay of Russian farmers, disrupted shipments of tractors and other agricultural equipment ahead of the spring harvest season. U.S. officials are now worried that a new major round of fighting between Russia and Ukraine may be imminent as a ceasefire is at risk of expiring tomorrow.
Russia Massing Troops on Ukraine Border; US Forces in Europe Raise Watch to Highest Level ‘Potential Imminent Crisis’
Russian forces massing on the border with Ukraine have prompted the U.S. European Command to raise its watch level to its highest point of “potential imminent crisis”, according to a New York Times report Tuesday night. On Wednesday, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley spoke to senior Russian Gen. Valery Gerasimov about the buildup, according to Russia.
Russia has begun mobilizing troops along its border with Ukraine, presenting a fresh challenge at the Biden administration and threatening to upend a cease-fire between Ukraine and pro-Russian fighters. The move follows escalated fighting along the demarcation line inside Ukraine, where one attack last week killed four Ukrainian soldiers and wounded two.
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.
Unrest near New York’s Central Park as mob splashes paint on statues, defaces property; arrests made
Protesters and rioters gathered around New York City’s Central Park Thursday night and splashed red paint on the iconic statues leading into the park before marching uptown along Eighth Avenue to deface property. Police told Fox News there were between four and six arrests and the preliminary charges ranged from criminal mischief and disorderly conduct.
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.
'WILL SHE SURVIVE?' Ghislaine Maxwell ‘likely to cut plea deal but may face same fate as Epstein if his powerful pals find out’
GHISLAINE Maxwell is likely to be negotiating a plea deal with prosecutors, which is why her trial has been delayed, a victims' lawyer has claimed. Spencer Kuvin, who represents nine Epstein victims, also believes that she may "meet the same fate" as the billionaire pedo, who died in jail in 2019.
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.
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.
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.
More Than 120 Retired Flag Officers Call On Americans To ‘Save America, Our Constitutional Republic, And Hold Those Currently In Office Accountable’
More than 120 retired flag officers are calling on Americans to rally and reject the nation’s excessive embrace of a radical leftist agenda, particularly the “antiracism” efforts the left weaponizes to suppress dissent. “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,” wrote the prominent group of 124 retired generals and admirals. “The conflict is between supporters of Socialism and Marxism vs. supporters of Constitutional freedom and liberty.”
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.
Cops fire teargas as looting breaks out in Minneapolis after Daunte Wright protesters defied 7pm curfew: More demonstrations across the country
Hundreds of protesters defied a 7pm curfew in Minneapolis on Monday night as police clashed with protesters for the second night in a row following the fatal shooting of a black man by a female cop. Concrete barriers had been erected outside the Brooklyn Center Police headquarters and a number of high profile sports games were canceled following Daunte Wright's death Sunday.
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.
Breonna Taylor marches turn ugly: LAPD patrol car runs over two protesters and armed activists shut down Louisville roads as thousands take to the streets on the anniversary of her death
Demonstrations to commemorate the first anniversary of Breonna Taylor's death have turned violent as protesters clashed with cops and members of the public at marches across the country. Hundreds of activists took to the streets in Los Angeles for a march on Saturday night, where two demonstrators were seen smashing a squad car.
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.
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?
Bishop Garrison, the Georges Jacques Danton of the Woke Leftist 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. I'm sure Bishop Garrison will be every bit as efficient at his task as Danton was with his.
We haven't seen Maximilien Robespierre yet ... don't be in any hurry either for that part of the gallery to be filled. He will order the mass public executions of the many "enemies of the state" ... many of them regular people just like you and me. Publicly did they go to the guillotine ... where he 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.
The Pentagon has appointed an anti-Trump leftist who supports Critical Race Theory to head up its purge of alleged “extremists” from the U.S. military. Bishop Garrison, the new head of the Pentagon’s “Countering Extremism” task force, “is the man who will now separate permissible ‘opinion’ at the Pentagon, from purgeable ‘extremism,’ ” Paul Crespo noted in a May 10 report for American Defense News.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Three rockets were launched from Syria towards Israel on Friday evening amid a number of solidarity riots with the Palestinians amid ongoing escalations between Israel and Hamas, as well as the Palestinian Islamic Jihad.
Nostradamus, Quatrain 2.62
Mabus (MBS) then will soon die, then of people and beasts a horrible destruction:
Then suddenly one will see vengeance, one hundred, hand, thirst, hunger, when the comet shall run.
If the great comet is Comet Leonard or another that suddenly appears out of nowhere this year (2021) ... he will die very soon indeed ... and so will a few billion of us.
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.
Three rockets were fired from southern Lebanon toward Israel on Thursday night. The IDF said that the rockets landed in the sea off the coast of northern Israel. According to the IDF, the rockets fell into the Mediterranean sea. Residents of the northern-Israeli town Shlomi heard the sound of the booms.
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.
More than 400 rockets have struck southern Israel since yesterday. Two Israeli women were killed in Ashkelon on Tuesday as barrages of rockets struck the southern city and the IDF continued to target Hamas and Islamic Jihad terrorist sites throughout the Gaza Strip. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that the intensity and rate of attacks will increase following a visit to the IDF's Southern Command headquarter.
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.
The IDF warned Hamas that all options, including a ground operation, were on the table after over 160 rockets were fired towards Jerusalem and southern Israel as thousands of Israelis were parading through downtown to celebrate Jerusalem Day. Following the rocket fire, the Israel Air Force carried out several strikes in Gaza, killing at least 8 Hamas militants and targeting rocket launchers and two military positions.
An Israeli helicopter bombed an alleged Hezbollah site on the Syrian Golan Heights, injuring one person, in a rare daytime strike on Monday, according to Syrian sources. The Israel Defense Forces refused to comment on the matter.
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.
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.
BAGHDAD – 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. Washington may accept the assistance of Muqtada al-Sadr if he shows himself able to curtail the dominance of the Popular Mobilisation Forces.
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.
Medical officials say that supporters of a firebrand Iraqi cleric shot dead five people, in overnight clashes with anti-government protesters in southern Iraq BAGHDAD -- Supporters of a firebrand Iraqi cleric shot dead five people on Saturday, according to medical officials, in overnight clashes with anti-government protesters in southern Iraq.
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.
Fourth Taiwan Strait Crisis
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.
The Philippine foreign minister on Monday demanded in an expletive-laced message on Twitter that China’s vessels get out of disputed waters, marking the latest exchange in a war of words with Beijing over its activities in the South China Sea.
Acclaimed diplomat Henry Kissinger said Friday that US-China tensions threaten to engulf the entire world and could lead to an Armageddon-like clash between the two military and technology giants. The 97-year-old former US secretary of state, who as an advisor to president Richard Nixon crafted the 1971 unfreezing of relations between Washington and Beijing, said the mix of economic, military and technological strengths of the two superpowers carried more risks than the Cold War with the Soviet Union.
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.
The Chinese ships settled in like unwanted guests who wouldn’t leave. As the days passed, more appeared. They were simply fishing boats, China said, though they did not appear to be fishing. Dozens even lashed themselves together in neat rows, seeking shelter, it was claimed, from storms that never came.
Beijing sent the largest-ever incursion by Chinese jets into Taiwan’s air-defense identification zone last Friday, leading the country’s defense ministry to announce that it would no longer scramble its own planes in response.
Taiwan and its surrounding airspace "is all ours," a Chinese fighter pilot reportedly remarked on Monday as the People's Liberation Army flew jets and spy planes toward the democratic island for more than half the days in March.
TAIPEI - Taiwan’s military has stepped up training of troops and added defensive weaponry on the contested South China Sea’s biggest natural island to prepare for any attack by Beijing, analysts believe. Defense Minister Chiu Kuo-cheng told parliament March 17 China was “capable” of attacking and that he wanted Taiping Island “to be ready at all times,” local media reports said.
TAIPEI (Reuters) – Twenty Chinese military aircraft entered Taiwan’s air defence identification zone on Friday, in the largest incursion yet reported by the island’s defence ministry and marking a dramatic escalation of tension across the Taiwan Strait.
The Biden administration has concluded that China "is flirting with the idea of seizing control of Taiwan as President Xi Jinping becomes more willing to take risks to boost his legacy," the Financial Times reports. An invasion of Taiwan, the self-governed island claimed by Beijing, would force the U.S. to decide whether to go to war with China to defend an implicit ally.
WASHINGTON — China's massive arms buildup has raised doubts about America's ability to defend Taiwan if a war broke out, reflecting a shifting balance of power in the Pacific where American forces once dominated, U.S. officials and experts say.
Hong Kong (CNN) China is quickly amassing weapons and systems to militarily overwhelm Taiwan, an action it could be poised to take within the next six years, the admiral chosen to be the next commander of US forces in the Pacific warned Tuesday.
(CNN) Taiwan's air force scrambled on Friday after eight Chinese fighter aircraft flew into the southwestern part of its air defense zone in another display of stepped-up military activity around the democratic island.
The French nuclear attack submarine SNA Emeraude recently conducted a patrol in the South China Sea, Defence Minister Florence Parly announced this week, sparking questions over the timing and tensions in Asia’s hotly contested waters.
U.S. President Joe Biden has a message for China: Don’t expect any easing up of military operations in the South China Sea or Taiwan Strait. That appears to be the word coming out of Washington after the U.S. Navy conducted its first “freedom of navigation operation” (FONOP) in the disputed South China Sea on Friday and, a day earlier, its first transit of the Taiwan Strait.
Taiwan's Ministry of Defense says that eight Chinese aircraft, including fighter jets, maritime patrol, and surveillance types, have flown into the southwestern corner of its Air Defense Identification Zone, or ADIZ, in the last two days.
TAIPEI (Reuters) - Six Chinese fighter aircraft and a U.S. reconnaissance aircraft entered the southwestern corner of Taiwan’s air defence identification zone on Sunday, the island’s defence ministry said, in an unusual admission of U.S. military activity.
China toughened its language towards Taiwan on Thursday, warning after recent stepped-up military activities near the island that “independence means war” and that their armed forces were taking action to respond to provocation and foreign interference.
Chinese H-6 Bombers Heard On Radio Confirming Orders For Simulated Attack On U.S. Aircraft Carrier Near Taiwan
Unsurprisingly, the package of 13 Chinese combat aircraft, (including eight H-6 bombers) entering Taiwan’s ADIZ last Saturday were carrying out a mock attack on USS Theodore Roosevelt. As already reported in detail, a total of 28 aircraft, including as many as eight PLAAF (People’s Liberation Army Air Force) H-6 bombers, “intruded” into Taiwan’s ADIZ (Air Defense Identification Zone) between Jan. 23 and 24, 2021.
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).
The Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in Guinea was declared on February 14 and as of today, a cumulative 23 cases of EVD had been notified, including 16 confirmed and 7 probable cases; 2 people (1 confirmed and 1 suspected cases) are currently hospitalized at the ETC of N’Zérékoré.
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.
With the Ebola virus flaring in the Democratic Republic of Congo and a new outbreak in Guinea, Dr. Jean-Jacques Muyembe Tamfum is worried. “This is a great concern for us, especially since the COVID and Ebola crises are occurring” simultaneously, said Muyembe, who manages DRC’s National Institute of Biomedical Research and is coordinating his country’s responses to both infectious diseases.
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.
Two people have died from Ebola in the same province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in the space of a week, raising fears of a resurgence in a major outbreak. A 60-year-old woman from the district of Biena, North Kivu province, died on Wednesday, according to a statement from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and local health ministry.
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.
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.
Iranian Boats Just Made A Run At An American Submarine—How Long Will The U.S. Navy Be Able To Defend Itself?
Gun-armed speedboats from the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps’ naval militia surrounded and made a run at one of the U.S. Navy’s powerful cruise-missile submarines on Monday. A U.S. Coast Guard cutter escorting the submarine USS Georgia fired warning shots. The Iranian boats broke off without firing their own weapons.
U.S. Coast Guard patrol boat fired warning shots earlier today at a swarm of Iranian boats that got worryingly close to a group of American naval vessels escorting the U.S. Navy's Ohio class guided-missile submarine USS Georgia through the volatile Strait of Hormuz. This is the third incident of Iranian boats harassing U.S. warships in the Persian Gulf region in a little over a month and the second time in two weeks that American forces have responded with warning shots.
AIR STRIKES ON BUSHEHR
A massive fire broke out in Iran’s southwestern city of Bushehr near the Islamic Republic's only functioning nuclear power plant late on Friday night, the semi-official Fars News Agency reported on Saturday. Dozens of people in Bushehr were quick to upload footage of the fire to social media as bystanders moved away from the flames.
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.
A so-called "accident" at Iran's Natanz nuclear facility on Sunday was the result of a "terrorist" act, the country's nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi said, according to state TV. He said the international community and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) needed to deal with what he called nuclear terrorism. He added that Iran reserves the right to take action against the perpetrators, TV reported.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Iran on Sunday described a blackout at its underground Natanz atomic facility an act of “nuclear terrorism,” raising regional tensions as world powers and Tehran continue to negotiate over its tattered nuclear deal.
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.
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny gave an emotional message from prison Thursday following Wednesday's mass protests throughout Russia demanding his freedom, the Associated Press reported. "Here it is — the salvation of Russia. You. Those who came out. Those who didn't come out but supported it. Those who didn't support it publicly, but sympathized," Navalny said in an Instagram post. "And, I will sincerely say, two feelings are raging inside me: pride and hope."
Moscow (CNN) Russian security forces rounded up more than 1,000 demonstrators on Wednesday as thousands of people in cities across the country rallied in support of jailed opposition leader Alexey Navalny, according to OVD-Info, an independent monitoring group.
More than 1,000 people have been arrested in Russia after attending unauthorized protests in support of the jailed Putin critic Alexei Navalny. Demonstrations took place across Russia on Wednesday with rallies in the major cities of Moscow and St Petersburg attracting the highest number of attendees, despite a current ban on protests in Russia.
Thousands detained within the past month while protesting the arrest of poisoned opposition leader Alexei Navalny. Activists and human rights advocates express alarm over new laws limiting civic expression.
As Russia braced for a second weekend of protests on January 31 and the opposition reeled from consecutive days of law enforcement raids and arrests, a pro-Kremlin YouTube channel published a dispatch from inside a Moscow training base for riot police officers tasked with dispersing demonstrators on the streets of Russia's capital.
The wife of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny was among more than 3,000 arrested Sunday during ongoing protests across Russia decrying her husband’s imprisonment. Yulia Navalny was detained during a huge rally in the capital, Moscow, at least the second time she has been detained during the mass protests in support of her 44-year-old husband who survived a poisoning last year.
A casual observer on Moscow’s Pushkin Square on Saturday could have been forgiven for mistaking the scene for events that have wracked neighbouring Belarus for the past five months. One protester held up a white-and-red flag, the symbol of the protests against Belarusian strongman Alexander Lukashenko.
MOSCOW — For years, the Kremlin tried to ignore the opposition leader Aleksei A. Navalny, right down to avoiding the very mention of his name. But by Sunday, Russian officials had drastically reversed course. President Vladimir V. Putin’s spokesman appeared on a prime-time show on state television and denied Mr. Navalny’s assertion that Mr. Putin had a secret palace on the Black Sea ...
(CNN) Yulia Navalnaya, the wife of the Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny, was detained in Moscow on Saturday on the sidelines of a protest held in support of her husband. The video shows Navalnaya being stopped by police at the entrance to a metro station in central Moscow near where protesters were gathered. She is then shown being escorted to a police van.
Police in the Russian Far Eastern city of Khabarovsk have detained at least 19 people who were participating in a demonstration in support of the region’s jailed former governor, activists say.
BARNAUL, Russia -- Supporters of Russian nationalist groups have gathered in a Siberian city to protest against President Vladimir Putin as the country marked the annual National Unity Day holiday. Some 100 activists held the so-called Russian March in the city of Barnaul on November 4, holding posters reading slogans such as "Russia is everything, anything else is nothing" and "Without Siberia, Russia is a dead land."
For the first time in 116 days, Russia's Far Eastern city of Khabarovsk hasn't held a protest rally in support of jailed former governor Sergey Furgal. This is the first day without demonstrations since Furgal's arrest on July 9, reports MBX Media.
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.
'Dadin Law' invoked as two Khabarovsk protesters face jail after multiple fines for involvement in unauthorized protest marches
Two participants in rallies supporting an ousted local governor in Russia's Far East are facing prison time, after exceeding the number of times an individual can be fined for administrative offenses in a short period of time.
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.
The Ukrainian president said that those in power must listen to those they serve, or face revolt. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has commented on the protests in Khabarovsk, Russia's Far East. "What is happening today in Khabarovsk is, I think, the very clear position of people who come out [on to the streets] - that they have an opinion," he said in an interview with POLITICO.
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.
Rallies in Russia's Far Eastern city of Khabarovsk have been overshadowed by the protests in Belarus, as well as the alleged poisoning of opposition figure Alexei Navalny. Although anti-Kremlin protesters in the city of 600,000 still hold weekly demonstrations, demanding Russian authorities return former governor Sergei Furgal to the Khabarovsk region for a "fair trial" by jury, their voices can hardly be heard.
Hundreds of people in the Far Eastern Russian city of Khabarovsk have taken to the streets for the 64th consecutive day to protest the arrest in July of the region's popular former governor. Protest organizers estimated the crowd on September 12 at about 2,000 people, while the city administration said about 700 people participated.
Thousands of people have taken to the streets of Khabarovsk, in Russia's far east, in the 10th consecutive protest since the arrest of the region's former governor. Observers said on Saturday some 9000 people protested, carrying flags and posters, while city officials put the number at 700.
Few expected the city of Khabarovsk to become a hotbed of protest -- it lies seven time zones and 6,400 kilometers from Moscow, a physical distance that compounds the sense of detachment from Russia's capital. But a sense that Moscow has not addressed protesters' demands keeps them coming out.
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 people have taken to the streets in Russia's far eastern city of Khabarovsk to protest against President Vladimir Putin's handling of a regional political crisis and the suspected poisoning of his most vocal critic.
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.
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.
An explosion rocked an oil tanker off the coast of Syria on Sunday, causing a small fire in one of its engines, state media said. The fire on the ship - off the coast of Syria's Mediterranean port of Banias - was extinguished by the crew quickly with no casualties, it said.
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.
An Iranian tanker was attacked off Syria's coast Saturday sparking a fire, in the first assault of its kind since the war started a decade ago, a war monitor said. It was not clear who carried out the attack which caused no casualties, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
An Israeli-owned ship reportedly came under missile fire on Tuesday near the United Arab Emirates, in the third attack of its kind in months. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the strike, but officials in Jerusalem believe Iran is responsible, according to Hebrew media reports.
LONDON — An attack this week on an Iranian cargo ship that is said to serve as a floating base for Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard forces off the coast of Yemen has escalated a yearslong shadow war in Mideast waters. The development comes just as world powers are negotiating over Tehran’s tattered nuclear deal. Despite its rhetorical defiance, Iran’s actions betray an admission of inability to engage Israel a in a direct confrontation, naval or otherwise.
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.
Israel notified the US that it is responsible for the Tuesday attack on an Iranian cargo ship affiliated with the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps, an American official told The New York Times. A spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Ministry confirmed on Wednesday that the Saviz was lightly damaged in the Red Sea off the coast of Djibouti at about 6 a.m. on Tuesday due to an explosion, adding that the cause of the explosion is under investigation.
An Iranian missile was fired at an Israeli ship in the Arabian Sea, hitting and damaging it, N12 reported Thursday. The container ship is owned by an Israeli businessman and was making its way to Tanzania from India, it reported.
An Iranian missile hit an Israeli-owned cargo ship in the Arabian Sea early Thursday, according to a Channel 12 News report. The ship was making its way from Tanzania to India when the missile hit. The ship – owned by XT Management, which is chaired by Israeli Udi Angel – carried on to its destination amid the damage it suffered.
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.
It remains unclear when the incident occurred, but no casualties were reported in the attack. An Israeli-owned ship was reportedly damaged in an Iranian missile attack while sailing through the Arabian Sea toward India, Hebrew-language broadcaster Channel 12 revealed for the first time on Thursday.
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.
DRONING ON Iran warns US ‘our fingers are on the trigger’ as it tests swarm of Kamikaze bomb drones to blitz ships
IRAN has warned the US “our fingers are on the trigger” in the latest round of sabre-rattling as it carries out tests on a swarm of kamikaze bomb drones. Iran’s armed forces have started two-day exercises in the central Semnan province to try out combat drones used as bombers, interceptors and reconnaissance missions, according to the semi-official Fars news agency.
The United States has reversed a decision to bring an aircraft carrier home from the Persian Gulf, with the Pentagon saying that due to “recent threats” by Iran the USS Nimitz would stay in position.
Iran’s Revolutionary Guards have seized a South Korean vessel “for polluting the Persian Gulf with chemicals” amid rising tensions between Iran and the US during the final days of Donald Trump’s presidency.
Iran military leader threatens to turn ‘US aircraft carriers into sinking submarines’ on anniversary of Soleimani strike
IRAN’S military leader has vowed to turn US aircraft carriers in to “sinking submarines”. The threat was made one year after a US drone strike killed Iran's revered commander Qasem Soleimani and his Iraqi lieutenant Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis.
DUBAI--Israeli and US submarine moves in the Arabian Gulf have raised concerns in Iran over the intentions behind such manoeuvres and the messages that Washington and Tel Aviv are trying to convey through their presence in the strategic but highly sensitive area.
An Israeli submarine openly crossed last week the Suez Canal en route to Iran in a show of force, Israel’s public broadcaster Kan reported on Monday. Citing Arab intelligence sources, the report said the move was conducted with Egypt’s approval and in the midst of seething tensions between Jerusalem and Tehran.
The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CNV-68) was ordered back to the Persian Gulf, and news of the carrier's movement came the same day that a top Iranian nuclear scientist was killed in an ambush attack. U.S. officials said the carrier movement was not linked to any specific threat, however.
The USS Nimitz is being sent to the Persian Gulf by the Pentagon, according to a report by CNN Deployment is aimed at securing the withdrawal of American forces from Iraq and Afghanistan, it is claimed There is growing chatter about possible military strike on Iranian nuclear facilities before Trump
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.