Donald Trump Is Executed for Capital Crime or is Assassinated by Fellow Inmate
MSNBC columnist and progressive radio host Dean Obeidallah said Donald Trump "must die in prison" to set an example for the public, after the former president was charged in four criminal cases. Obeidallah was discussing the media's coverage of the two leading presidential candidates' advanced ages, with his guest, Mediaite reporter Tommy Christopher, on Friday's "The Dean Obeidallah Show." Christopher believed the media hadn't shown enough "outrage" at Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley for predicting that 80-year-old President Biden was unlikely to survive another full term in office. The reporter proposed that if Biden had warned voters that 77-year-old Trump could "die in prison," conservative media would be furious.
Chicago social studies teacher, 41, who threatened to shoot Donald Trump and his son Barron, 17, at 'any opportunity I get' is accused of STALKING the teenager at his Florida high school
A former social studies teacher arrested earlier this week for threatening to shoot Donald Trump and his son Barron, 17, has now been accused of previously stalking the teen at his high school. Tracy Marie Fiorenza, 41, was arrested Monday morning in Chicago on a charge of transmitting threats to kill or injure - months after she traveled to Florida to allegedly stalk the former president's youngest son. Police in Palm Beach questioned the teacher outside the Oxbridge Academy in March, as reported by the Chicago Tribune.
Special Counsel Jack Smith’s indictment Tuesday against former President Donald Trump for his role in attempting to challenge the results of the 2020 presidential election includes several weighty felonies, including one for which death may be a penalty. 18 U.S.C § 241, “Conspiracy Against Rights,” includes a penalty of up to 10 years in federal prison. But it adds that if death results from the actions covered under this provision, the offender may be executed. One person — Ashli Babbitt, a rioter shot by a law enforcement officer — died as a result of the Capitol riot on January 6, which Smith said Tuesday was the result of Trump’s claims about the election. But Democrats have blamed Trump for the unrelated deaths of several protesters and Capitol Police officers.
Former First Lady Melania Trump Found Guilty of "Aiding and Abetting" and Imprisoned
Melania Trump should "keep her distance" and plan "an escape route from the whole situation" amid her husband Donald Trump's recent arrest, a PR expert has suggested. Donald, 77, was placed under arrest at the Fulton County jail in Atlanta, Georgia, on Thursday. The former president of the United States turned himself in and is said to have spent less than half an hour inside the jail. As previously reported, he was booked on 13 counts related to allegations he tried to reverse Georgia's 2020 election results - including racketeering, conspiracy charges, and soliciting a public official to violate their oath of office. The politician's bond was reportedly paid to secure his release and he's attracted attention over his mugshot, which has now been widely-circulated. Now, Donald's wife Melania, 53 - whom he has been married to since 2005 - has been encouraged to "keep her distance" amid the situation by PR expert Jane Owen who shared her thoughts about the former First Lady with the Mirror recently. "If I was her I would be planning an escape route from the whole situation."
Melania Trump Blasted by Former Pal for Being Part of Donald Trump's 'Transactional Criminal Enterprise': She 'Is Very Well Aware of Everything'
Melania Trump's former unpaid advisor and pal Stephanie Winston Wolkoff recently opened up about her experience with the former First Lady on the Lights On with Jessica Denson podcast. During the discussion, Wolkoff was asked about her stance on ex-President Donald Trump's then looming indictment for January 6th and election interference. The author of book Melania & Me resigned from her position for model in 2018, however, she shared her supposed knowledge of the Trump's alleged criminal activity. "Accountability means everything, and justice means everything. And we're finally seeing that happen," she said about the indictment spearheaded by Special Counsel Jack Smith. "I think Melania Trump was subpoenaed several times in different investigations. Whether or not she complied with them and what she actually handed over is going to be, I think, a shock to all of us," Wolkoff added of the mother-of-one.
Space Crew Tragedy on Departure or Reentry
The influence of 2003, on the other hand, is much more likely to be felt in 2024. 21-year anniversaries have been taking their toll on current events in the last few years.
Therefore, we have a lot more to worry about in 2024 as that will mark the 21st anniversary of the Columbia Disaster. What could only fail to happen in 2021 has a much stronger likelihood of occurring in 2024. The year 2031 would be much worse, however, and much more certain. As there will be a great deal of space travel by then, the dangers will be magnified well beyond the space shuttle era. But currently in 2023, and still in 2024, we are and will still only be on the cusp of that new era.
Still the danger presents itself for February 2024. Whether it will happen to SpaceX, Blue Origin, Virgin Galactic or NASA is certainly not known at this time.
The number seven may once again be a clue to the number of crew members whose lives may be in peril.
TAIWAN INVADED and CONQUERED BY CHINA
Catastrophic Destruction to US Battleships and Aircraft Carriers
US warships will come to the aid of Taipei, but will be no match against Beijing's anti-ship missiles, swarms of fighter jets, and submarine fleets. Even the huge aircraft carriers will be extinguished like a snuffed match by tactical nuclear missiles. It will be horrible to see. Likewise, any other naval vessels from allied nations that attempt to accompany the US fleet like Australia or Japan will be totally destroyed. No more than two Chinese battleships will be damaged; one totally destroyed and the other only partially.
Russia, still an ally of China, will react with contempt and horror at this wanton destruction and conquest. The alliance will quickly grow cold and Russia will begin to guard with greater concern the frontiers and borders it shares with China, even some of the former Soviet states adjacent to it, especially since a recent skirmish on a border region. What seemed a minor event will now loom large to those in the Kremlin in the aftermath of China's ruthless display of power and arrogance.
By March 2025, Russia will declare war on China and a protracted conflict will begin that will continue until 2037.
TAIPEI (Reuters) - The increased frequency of China's military activities around Taiwan recently has raised the risk of events "getting out of hand" and sparking an accidental clash, the island's defence minister said on Saturday. Taiwan has said that the past two weeks has seen dozens of fighters, drones, bombers and other aircraft, as well as warships and the Chinese carrier the Shandong, operating nearby. China, which views democratically governed Taiwan as its own territory, has in recent years carried out many such drills around the island, seeking to assert its sovereignty claims and pressure Taipei.
TAIPEI—China has sent some of its largest swarms of jet fighters and warships into the air and waters around Taiwan this month. They have been accompanied by an unusual silence. While previous Chinese drills of similar scale were paired with waves of propaganda meant to intimidate the self-ruled island, Beijing has said next to nothing about the recent exercises. That silence is a sign that the recent activity is less about delivering a political message, Taiwanese authorities and defense analysts say, than about training. China’s military is trying to sharpen its ability to encircle Taiwan, neutralize the island’s natural advantages and block the U.S. from coming to the rescue in the event of an invasion.
YOKOSUKA, Japan—Two prototype U.S. drone ships have arrived in Japan for their first deployment in the western Pacific, testing surveillance and attack capabilities that the Navy might find useful against China’s larger fleet. U.S. Navy Cmdr. Jeremiah Daley said unmanned surface vessels that operate autonomously could substitute for larger ships such as destroyers in groups hunting enemy targets. “For example, one destroyer and two USVs could replace three destroyers. It’s a force multiplier,” he said. Daley spoke Thursday on board the unmanned surface vessel Ranger, a 190-foot-long ship originally designed for the oil industry that resembles a flatbed truck. It sat docked at the port of Yokosuka, near Tokyo, home to the U.S. Seventh Fleet.
China sent tensions soaring in the Asia-Pacific region when it released an official map that set off a wave of protests from neighboring countries. The map clearly shows the now-infamous nine-dash line claiming the majority of the South China Sea which has become a global flashpoint as China builds artificial islands there to stake its claim. It also claims the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh, the Doklam Plateau and the Aksai Chin region which the world's most populous countries have feuded over for years. Geopolitical analyst Kervin AuCoin told Daily Express US that the new map “has indeed intensified regional tensions and sparked concerns”, particularly in the South China Sea.
China’s military said it would stage “joint combat readiness” patrols around Taiwan on Saturday, sending a warning gesture to the island democracy soon after a leading candidate in Taiwan’s presidential election finished an overseas trip that Beijing had denounced. Vice President Lai Ching-te, the candidate, had flown to Paraguay — one of 13 states that keeps diplomatic relations with Taipei, and not Beijing — making stops in the United States on his way there and back. The Chinese government is trying to curtail the international activities of Taiwan, which it claims as its own territory. It especially objects to Taiwanese leaders’ visits to the United States, the island’s most important political and military supporter.
SEOUL—A U.S. missile-defense system in South Korea that has enraged China got a clear path for a full deployment, as tensions flare up between the two countries. A battery for the American antimissile system called Thaad—short for Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense—was installed more than six years ago in the heart of South Korea on the site of a former golf course. The deployment came during a rise in North Korean weapons provocations. China, North Korea and Russia loudly opposed Thaad as a security threat. A complete Thaad rollout was stalled by a South Korean environmental review that was triggered by the fears of local residents living near the base.
President Joe Biden called Chinese President Xi Jinping a “dictator” on Tuesday, sparking an angry reaction from Beijing in a sudden flare-up after talks between the two superpowers aimed at easing their geopolitical animosity. Speaking at a campaign fundraiser in California, Biden suggested that Xi was embarrassed because he did not know about the alleged Chinese spy balloon flying over the United States earlier this year, despite his status as China’s all-powerful leader. China quickly hit back at the remarks, branding them "extremely absurd and irresponsible."
Chinese state TV shows chilling Taiwan invasion blitz video as Beijing’s forces practise sealing off island
CHINESE state TV has shown a chilling video of a simulated full scale attack on Taiwan as Beijing’s forces practised sealing off the island. Beijing’s military has been conducting three days of exercises around the self-governing island which it regards as being part of its territory. The war games saw Beijing simulate targeted strikes on Taiwan and encirclement of the island, including "sealing" it off, while dozens of planes had practised an "aerial blockade". Video released by Chinese state TV on its news programme shows warships and planes circling Taiwan.
China's military is rehearsing the encirclement of Taiwan during three days of military drills. Beijing - which views Taiwan as a breakaway province of China - called the operation a "stern warning" to the island's government. The exercises began hours after President Tsai Ing-wen returned from a trip to the United States. The Taiwanese Defence Ministry said 71 Chinese military planes and nine ships crossed the Taiwan Strait median line. The line is an unofficial dividing line between Chinese and Taiwanese territory.
COUNTDOWN TO WAR China ‘learning from Putin’s Ukraine disaster’ as regime prepares for all-out Taiwan blitz to ‘cut island off from US’
CHINA is preparing for an all-out blitz of Taiwan, a former US Department of Defence official has warned. Michael Beckley said Xi Jinping will have learned from Putin's disastrous mistakes in Ukraine and will aim to "hit Taiwan hard from the start" and "sever them from the outside world". On Tuesday, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg also said China is "learning lessons" from Putin's invasion and warned: "What is happening in Europe today could happen in East Asia tomorrow." China regards the self-governing island as part of its territory and has vowed to reunite it with the mainland - by force if necessary.
Air Force general predicts war with China in 2025, tells officers to prep by firing 'a clip' at a target, and 'aim for the head'
A four-star Air Force general sent a memo on Friday to the officers he commands that predicts the U.S. will be at war with China in two years and tells them to get ready to prep by firing "a clip" at a target, and "aim for the head." In the memo sent Friday and obtained by NBC News, Gen. Mike Minihan, head of Air Mobility Command, said, “I hope I am wrong. My gut tells me will fight in 2025.” Minihan said in the memo that because both Taiwan and the U.S. will have presidential elections in 2024, the U.S. will be “distracted,” and Chinese President Xi Jinping will have an opportunity to move on Taiwan.
I can't explain Russia going to war with China in 2025 though, as both Jeane Dixon and Nostradamus predicted. But that is because of the ongoing Russian war in Ukraine. There may be a reason Russia will pull out of Ukraine and another reason Russia will perceive China as an enemy rather than as an ally. I have read some articles indicating that Russia and China are not as friendly as much of the news media makes out and, indeed, have some major differences in their relationship that could turn adversarial.
Since rising to power a decade ago, Xi Jinping has unleashed an array of campaigns to help ensure that China would prevail in, or at least withstand, a confrontation with the West. He has bolstered China’s military, reorganized the economy and remade society around a more ideologically committed Communist Party. Mr. Xi has made clear that his overarching goal is to restore China to what he believes is its rightful place as a global player and a peer of the U.S. As a consequence, he has come to see the possibility of a showdown with the West as increasingly likely, according to people familiar with his thinking.
ANTIPOPE and THE GREAT SCHISM
Sept mois sans plus obtiendra prelature, par son deces grand schisme sera naistre:
Sept mois tiendra un autre la preture, pres de Venise paix union renaistre.
Seven months, no longer, without further prelature obtained, through his death a great schism will arise:
For seven months another acts as pastor, near Venice, peace and union are reborn.
Some antipopes were popes that resigned or were forced to resign and yet were still recognized after another pope was elected. The current situation with Benedict and Francis is not unique, but it has been a very long time. Some were elected but the election was later determined to be invalid. During a schism or other unstable state of affairs a pope can be installed or appointed by special interest groups or powerful families, often illegally.
What makes this prophecy of interest is that it has been a very long time since an antipope has reigned: not since Amadeus VIII, Duke of Savoy (Antipope Felix V) resigned in April 1449.
The dates here have some flexibility and could be off by many months, even up to a full year. It is only sufficient that the two seven-month reigns and great Schism occur and are completed before the end of 2025. Thus, the reign of Pope Francis could conceivably extend well into 2024. However Pope Benedict XVI did die of natural causes in 2023 as I predicted.
According to Quatrain 5.46 (below) The reign of the Antipope will be marked by new schisms that finally reach the level of a full Schism not seen in hundreds of years. He will "act as Pastor" when his predecessor, "The Sabine," dies after only seven years in office and without having won the full approval of the Church (making him an "almost but not quite" pope). His successor, the Antipope, may be partly Greek. The legitimacy of his papacy will come under attack by a group of cardinals at a time of friction between Italy and Albania (or Kosovo). By this time Greece and Turkey may be at war and Albania or Kosovo will likely be allied with the Turks since in another quatrain Albania invades Macedonia. It is also the possible the war in question will not be between Turkey and Greece, but the current conflict between Russia and Ukraine that is threatening to expand to Poland, Turkey, and Lithuania, and possibly southwards to Hungary and Serbia.
Par chapeaux rouges querelles & nouveaux schismes,
Quand on aura esleu le Sabinois:
On produira contre lui grans sophismes,
Et sera Rome lesse par Albanois.
By red hats & quarrels, new schisms
When the Sabine has been assigned:
They will produce great sophism against him,
And Rome will be wounded by the Albanians.
Fortunately the schism will end after seven months because the French prophet says "peace and union are reborn." A new pope will be elected who will reign for 13 years and will take the name Pope Paul VII.
If we continue to take St. Malachy seriously, the two schism popes (an "almost" pope and an antipope) may not (or should not) receive mottoes nor be considered in the lineage of 112 popes.
You can read more about The Sabine, The Antipope, and Pope Paul VII on The Pope Prophecies at my other website.
Nearly a week after deadly clashes in Kosovo triggered one of the gravest escalations in the former breakaway province in years, the opportunity for reconciliation between ethnic Albanians and Serbs seemed as distant as ever. The killing of a Kosovo police officer and an ensuing gun battle at a monastery brought years of distrust and bitterness to the surface -- as a war of words between Serbia and Pristina's governments, competing days of mourning, and calls for sanctions marred already fractious relations. The United States on Friday warned of "a large Serbian military deployment along the border with Kosovo" and called on "Serbia to withdraw those forces from the border".
NATO said on Friday it is increasing its peacekeeping presence in northern Kosovo as a result of escalating tensions with neighboring Serbia, as the U.S. called on Serbia to withdraw a military buildup on the border with Kosovo. The heightening of tensions comes after about 30 heavily armed Serbs stormed the northern Kosovo village of Banjska last Sunday. A Kosovo policeman and three of the attackers were killed in gun battles. “We need NATO because the border with Serbia is very long and the Serbian army has been recently strengthening its capacities,” Kosovo Prime Minister Albin Kurti told the Associated Press. “They have a lot of military equipment from both the Russian Federation and China,” he said.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — Cardinal Raymond Burke, a former American archbishop and Vatican official who is considered the de facto leader of Catholic conservatives, has written in the preface to a new book that Pope Francis is risking confusion and even schism in leading the upcoming Synod on Synodality in Rome. “Synodality and its adjective, synodal, have become slogans behind which a revolution is at work to change radically the Church’s self-understanding, in accord with a contemporary ideology which denies much of what the Church has always taught and practiced,” Burke said in his preface to “The Synodal Process Is a Pandora’s Box: 100 Questions and Answers.”
Ethnic Serbs and Albanians are at each others’ throats -- This time Kosovo’s ethnic Albanians are largely to blame
It was “an escalation on top of a previous escalation,” said Gabriel Escobar, an American diplomat charged with helping the eu to calm relations between Serbia and Kosovo, a republic of under 2m people which most of the Western world recognises as an independent country but which Serbia still considers its own land. On June 14th three Kosovo policemen were arrested by Serbian police, though the two sides dispute which side of the border they were on. On June 26th they were freed. But this latest of many Kosovo-Serbia crises persists.
A growing conflict between Kosovo and Serbia is threatening to become a major crisis for the U.S. and Western leaders who are already responding to the largest land war in Europe since World War II. With a war raging in Ukraine, Washington is trying to deftly navigate a series of violent clashes and boiling tensions in the independent state of Kosovo, which remain unresolved more than a month after the conflict erupted. Last week, the standoff grew worse after neighboring Serbia, which placed its combat forces on high alert, arrested three Kosovan police officers and ignored international calls to release them. Kosovo responded to the arrest by closing its borders with Serbia.
Two cardinals—Raymond Burke (U.S.) and Gerhard Müller (Germany)—called for the trial and punishment of Catholic leaders in Germany after the country’s Catholic Church officially approved the blessing of same-sex couples. As we reported before, the German Catholic Church went “reform-mad” during its Fifth Synodal Assembly in Frankfurt, March 9-11, where not only same-sex partnerships were on the agenda, but also the legitimacy of self-assigned gender, the re-examination of compulsory celibacy of priests, and preaching authority of women and non-ordained men.
Since the death of Pope Benedict xvi on Dec. 31, 2022, the Catholic Church has broken into infighting—with some wondering if Pope Francis himself will soon become a casualty. Even at Benedict’s funeral, divisions were on display. The former pope had no hearse; his coffin was carted off in a white van. In his homily, Pope Francis only mentioned his predecessor once. “There are many of us who were never particularly enamored of Joseph Ratzinger,” wrote Vatican correspondent Robert Mickens. But in his view even Benedict “deserved better than this.”
Pope Francis has expressed grave concerns about the German Synodal Way, most notably in his 2019 letter to German Catholics. In July of this year, the Vatican published another warning that the German Synodal Way could lead to schism, and Pope Francis gave a clear enunciation of the Church’s position on the ordination of women immediately after his Nov. 17 ad limina meeting with German bishops in the Vatican.
In an article published by Die Tagespost, and in First Things, the American Catholic writer George Weigel considers that the German Synodal Path is more than a schism, it is true apostasy. The documents are laced with revisionist sociology and the belief that members of the Synodal Path know things better than God and are above Revelation. The article also claims that October 2023 will be a turning point in the history of the Church and will deeply mark the legacy of Pope Francis, because “what is happening in Germany will collide with the first session of the Synod of Synodality for a Synodal Church.”
American hardliners in Catholic leadership are dragging their religion closer and closer to schism. They absolutely despise Pope Francis, and lately they’ve been ramping up their defiance of him. The hardliners’ defiance hit a fever pitch last month at a big conference, which makes schism even more of a possibility. Meanwhile, the rank-and-file Catholics in America who just wanna have their ‘hootenanny Masses‘ watch their leaders’ antics in complete bewilderment—and with more than a little annoyance.
First Israeli-Iranian War: Ground Invasion of Syria, Air Strikes on Iran
Escalation of Israeli's "War Between Wars" Leads to Total War
Because Lebanon is in dire economic straits, it has avoided being pulled directly into Israel's conflict. It is believed Hezbollah punished the Beirut government by igniting explosives in a downtown warehouse that created two explosions, one many thought to be nuclear due to its appearance, destroying large parts of the city. The depressed state of the country has also kept it from falling into another civil war.
It has to be kept in mind when analyzing this coming base 7 vector that the Israeli war in Lebanon in 1982 was a conflict within a civil war that had started in 1978. Lebanon is not currently in a civil war so we would not expect a repeat of what happened in 1982 again in 2024.
Israel's conflict with Iran will be attacks from the air and at sea mostly, although it is possible Israeli ground forces will be deployed in the UAE or Saudi Arabia and direct military engagement with Iran will be launched from those areas. For all intents and purposes this will be similar to a major Arab-Israeli War, but the combatants will instead be Israeli and Iranian. Syria and Gaza (Hamas) will also be involved, but largely in the form of air strikes. Other Arab states will stay on the sidelines.
THE UNITED STATES may join Israel in the ground war against Iran at this time. If it does, the war will continue until February 2026. Otherwise, Israel will withdraw several months later and a ceasefire will be declared.
The Israeli Air Force (IAF) staged a major long-range strike drill in Greece this week, the latest in a series of drills aimed at preparing the military for a potential strike on Iran and its nuclear facilities. The Israeli military said Thursday that the joint two-day-long drill with the Hellenic Air Force included long-range flights, aerial refueling, low-altitude flights and the use of live fire. During the drill, dozens of IAF fighter jets, as well as spy planes and refueling aircraft, flew thousands of kilometers from Israel to Greece and back, the Israel Defense Forces said.
In an apparent retort to recent warnings by Mossad Director David Barnea, the head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps boasted Thursday that should Israel threaten Iran’s security, its “life will be cut short.” “The Zionists are grappling with many problems, and signs of their decline are evident. Thus, they have resorted to empty rhetoric and threats to assassinate our commanders,” Major General Hossein Salami said in comments carried by multiple Iranian outlets, including Tasnim and Press TV. “Go ahead if your previous assassination operations have increased your security. However, you should know that if you make threats against [Iran’s] security, we will have more options and your life will be cut short.”
Israel allegedly hit a Syrian location in Tartus, local and international media reported on Wednesday. It is understood that Syrian air defense systems were activated. The report was followed by claims of a second attack hours later. The first strike reportedly occurred in western Syria, after smoke was seen rising from a military location, according to Israeli media. Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) indicated that three Hezbollah members were killed in explosions that rocked a warehouse the terrorist organization's warehouse in the village of Al-Jamasa, in the countryside of Tartus.
Israel shelled a village in southern Lebanon on Thursday after explosions were heard in a disputed border area, raising fears of a multifront escalation between Israeli forces and Palestinian militants in Lebanon, Syria and Gaza. Tensions are high after Israel conducted a deadly two-day military operation in the occupied West Bank earlier this week that killed 12 Palestinians and one Israeli soldier. The incursion into Jenin refugee camp, which involved drone strikes and heavy construction vehicles, marked a more aggressive Israeli approach in the West Bank since an uptick in violence last year.
Gallant warns multi-front war far more likely for Israel than limited conflicts with Iran the ‘driving force in convergence of arenas’
Defense Minister Yoav Gallant warned on Thursday that Israel would likely no longer see limited conflicts on single fronts, but rather would have to face a multi-front escalation in the near future. “This is the end of the era of limited conflicts,” Gallant told reporters in a briefing. “We are facing a new security era in which there may be a real threat to all arenas at the same time. Iran is the driving force in the convergence of the arenas. It transfers resources, ideology, knowledge, and training to its proxies,” Gallant said, referring to Palestinian terror groups in Gaza, Lebanon’s Hezbollah, and other Iran-backed militias in Syria and across the region.
Netanyahu’s dream of a regional Israel-led alliance with Sunni Arab states against Iran has been shattered, as Israel’s fierce enemies unite. The long-held dream of Israel’s enemies to forge a united front against the Middle Eastern country appears to be coming true with militants in the Gaza Strip, Lebanon and Syria firing rockets into Israeli territory in recent days and deadly attacks against Israeli civilians and soldiers. In a rare occurrence, a suicide bomber infiltrated Israel from Lebanon last month carrying enough explosives to mount a mass casualty attack in central Israel, which would have likely sparked a greatly feared major war with Hezbollah and other Iranian-allied forces.
A week of attacks on Israel, including rockets fired from Lebanon, Gaza and Syria, represents the manifestation of an Iranian strategy to confront Israel with multiple threats on different fronts. Although different groups may be behind the attacks from those places, these groups are likely all linked to Iran. The groups involved include Hamas, Hezbollah, Islamic Jihad and others that may go by different or new names, but which are proxies of Tehran.
Jerusalem CNN — Separate attacks in the West Bank and Tel Aviv killed three people on Friday after Israel struck Palestinian militant targets in southern Lebanon and Gaza, concluding three days of rising tensions in the region following police raids on the al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem. The Israeli strikes came hours after dozens of rockets were fired from Lebanon into Israeli territory, an attack the Israeli military blamed on Palestinian militants. The barrage from Lebanon was the largest since a 2006 war between the two countries.
Published: APRIL 7, 2023 18:59
Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan told his Iranian counterpart Ebrahim Raisi over the phone that the "Islamic world should be united against Israel's attacks in Palestine," Turkish media reported.
The two world leaders also discussed the incidents at the al-Aqsa mosque and Iranian-Turkish relations, the report said. The Turkish president also noted the importance to preserve the status of holy areas and emphasized "reasonable thinking" in order to prevent further escalation of violence in Israel and the Palestinian territories, sources said ...
Continue at https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/article-738692
Israel’s military has said it carried out air raids in Lebanon, on what it called Hamas targets, hours after it launched air raids on the besieged Gaza Strip. The bombardment in the early hours of Friday followed a spate of rocket launches from southern Lebanon as tensions soared after Israeli forces stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem twice this week. Israel’s army announced in a short statement at 4:07am (01:07 GMT) on Friday that it “is currently striking in Lebanon”. A Lebanese TV station reported explosions near a refugee camp in the southern port city of Tyre.
An Israeli rocket strike early on Sunday hit a building in central Damascus’s Kafr Sousa neighborhood near a large, heavily guarded security complex close to Iranian installations, killing five people, witnesses and officials said. The rare, targeted strike damaged several buildings in the densely populated district close to Omayyad square in the heart of the capital, where multi-story security buildings are located within residential areas.
An Israeli drone strike inside Iran hit an advanced weapons-production facility in an attack that Israel believes achieved its goals, according to people familiar with discussions about the operation. The operation early Sunday morning was executed by Israel’s intelligence agency, the Mossad, and targeted a Ministry of Defense site in Isfahan in central Iran, hitting a building in four different areas with precision strikes, the people said. Satellite photos showed what appeared to be minor damage to the site’s roof, but the people called the mission successful, without elaborating.
ANALYSIS: Israel and the Growing Chaos in Syria -- Indicators suggest major Israeli military action against Iran-led forces in Syria is just a matter of time
This analysis is about the rapidly deteriorating situation in Syria, where the ever-increasing chaos has now also increased the likelihood of conflict between the Israeli army and the militias controlled by Iran, as you will see. In the night from Saturday to Sunday, four Israeli F-16 warplanes carried out a new attack on a target in Syria. Oddly enough, the Israel Air Force (IAF) action was initially not reported by the Israeli media, as is usual. That changed when it became known that the Israeli army was holding an unannounced surprise exercise in the far north of Israel.
Israeli forces are preparing for a potential escalation of tensions along its border with Lebanon as U.S.-mediated indirect negotiations over the maritime border between the countries hit a snag. During the weekly situation assessment, Defense Minister Benny Gantz on Thursday instructed the military to increase operational readiness — both offensive and defensive — in the country's north.
Syria on Tuesday night accused Israel of striking Aleppo International Airport in northern Syria, taking it out of service for the second time in under a week. Last Wednesday night, airstrikes attributed to Israel targeted the airport’s runway and radio navigation system. A consecutive airstrike that night also hit a similar navigation system at Damascus International Airport, near the Syrian capital.
The official Syrian SANA news agency says Aleppo International Airport is out of service following an airstrike the country has blamed on Israel. According to SANA, Israeli jets launched a number of missiles from over the Mediterranean Sea at the airport in northern Syria, causing damage to the runway.
How Israel responds to military pressure from the Palestinian enclave – and from Hezbollah – would be radically different if their patron Iran crosses the nuclear threshold. For two decades, Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad have fired tens of thousands of rockets indiscriminately at Israel’s civilian population, over 1,100 in the recent round alone. It is an unacceptable situation that no country would tolerate.
Antifa, BLM, Woke Extremists Seize the Government; Progressives Overthrown
They will also unleash a bloody Reign of Terror during which suspected enemies of the state are guillotined by the tens of thousands over the course of the summer and autumn. By summer of 2025, nearly 2 million US citizens will have been put to death and an unknown number thrown into prison.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) is less of a personality and more of a movement. Yes, the smart, photogenic congresswoman is the face of the rising progressive movement, but she is also the future of the Democratic Party. AOC has cultivated a following beyond politics. She’s the voice of a movement that began after the banks were bailed out by the government, while homeowners were left to default.
But look again! The mob violence of the French Revolution today is called rioting, demonstrating, or given cute, media-friendly names like "Summer of Love." Bloodthirsty revolutionaries didn't storm the Bastille in 2021 ... Antifa and BLM thugs pretending to be part of a pro-Trump march on Washington raided the Capitol Building, some dressed in preposterous MAGA costumes, and that "atrocity" is now called "January 6."
There are two King Louis's: one overthrown in an election (Donald Trump), the other (Joe Biden) taking orders from Democratic Socialist Progressives like AOC above. Make no doubt about it, like Louis XVI, Joe Biden is a captive of revolutionaries. For now he and Kamala Harris are being allowed to uphold the offices of President and Vice President, largely in title only. Lest we forget, King Louis reigned for a time in title only. So far neither has made a run for it, no "Flight to Varennes" for these two. Not yet anyway.
And it may not be necessary to remove Biden or Harris by force. That's what the 2024 Election is all about instead. But times can change rapidly, and a wait until 2024 may suddenly seem too long. Or else the revolution will continue at a measured pace, more slowly than France in 1789-1794.
Look past the sanitized news services running what is being dictated by Woke, Kendi, AOC, Omar, antifa, BLM, antiracists, Green, and the rich, largely anonymous elite backing them ... and you will see churches on fire, statues of Jesus beheaded, Christians physically attacked by antifa thugs, US landmarks defaced, bloody dismembered bodies of the injured and murdered in streets, restaurants, diners, nightclubs, playgrounds, churches, suburban homes, government buildings, parks, shopping malls, retail and department stores ... look closely at the carnage wherever it is allowed to be seen by true news media and news services who have had it with the Left and can no longer go on hiding the truth. Not only from you but from themselves.
Ibram X. Kendi Assassinated by Former Female BLM Member
Kendi will be at home one warm evening in July 2024, possibly relaxing with a book. He won't hear her enter. He won't hear the shot either, unless it is a knife that stabs.
A Monster Born, Flooding in Mumbai,
War Between Turkey and Iran Begins
By two heads, with three separate arms, the great city by water will be vexed:
Great ones among them wandering through exile, by the Persian head is Byzantium strongly pressed.
With fire and armaments, not far from the Black Sea, he will come from Iran to occupy Trabzon [NE Turkey]:
Pharos [Egypt] and Mytilene [Greece] tremble, the Sun is joyful, Arabian blood covers the Adriatic Sea.
The last precedent for such a war is an old one: the Ottoman-Persia War of 1821 - 1823. That was the last time. Despite scouring the Internet to find out WHEN (WHAT EXACT MONTH) in 1821 hostilities began is useless ... the information is not provided in any historical resource. Only the years 1821 - 1823. When reading of the progress of the conflict in a few sources it is stated that it began when the Ottoman war with Greece ended. Yet another source suggested a first Ottoman offensive against Persia may have began in "late 1820". If true that, of course, puts the starting year at 1820 and not 1821 or suggests that the war began early in 1821 (January, February or March).
The most likely base 7 target year, given other related predicted events and actual current events, is 2024. We can surmise Turkey and Iran will go to war in early 2024, but it could be any time during the year. 1996 also is aligned with 1821, and August 1996 was the start of the largest Kurdish insurgency in modern times. It was a proxy conflict, but it was one that almost led to direct confrontation between Iran and Turkey. Thus, the month and year may be August 2024. Of course, base 7 is only correct to the month or within a few months of the month part of the time.
This will be a long war, one that will last for thirteen years (2024-2037).
It's beginning may be quite possibly mired down largely on the borders of Iran, Turkey, and northern Iraq. It may even begin as yet another proxy Kurd conflict. There is very little information.
According to Quatrain 5.86 it appears that Erdogan or a successor is being "hard pressed" (pressured) by the leader of Iran over some matter, not even necessarily war between the two countries but a mutual endeavor against the Kurds or else a renewed war between Armenia and Azerbaijan. In other words this could be joint cooperation or else proxy war stuff. The large city that is flooded is either Istanbul or Mumbai (see below).
However, there are not a number of "great" exiled leaders wandering about Turkey, India, or even throughout the world. Not yet. Maybe by 2024 ... or maybe not until much later.
One event we are alerted to await is the birth of a baby with "two heads and three separate arms." Such a child was born in India on November 23, 2019. That occurred first, but we await the flooding of either Istanbul or Mumbai and the great exiles.
If the city is Mumbai (as the baby was born in India), then the worst Mumbai floodings in 50 years, one of July 2005, the other in August 2017, would set a precedent for a future flood there in either August 2024 or July 2026. Once again, 2019 and 2024 and even 2019 and 2026 is reasonably contemporaneous from the viewpoint of one observing in 1555.
Clearly August 2024 matches the vector for war between Turkey and Iran.
But at this time there is no clue as to why or where the "great ones" will wander about in exile three years from now.
According to Nostradamus, once war is waged, Iran will eventually be victorious over Turkey. At the very least, Iran will conquer and occupy northeastern Turkey. And once it has conquered the western part of Turkey it will turn to invade Macedonia.
Thus, Quatrains 5.27 above (and another: Quatrain 2.96) mark the final stage of the war.
We will continue with this on 2033 Predictions.
A cluster of rockets targeted a Turkish military base in northern Iraq on Wednesday, officials from northern Iraq's semiautonomous Kurdish region said. An Iranian-backed militia promptly claimed responsibility for the attack. A Turkish defense ministry official said there was no damage or injury at the base but did not provide further details. The official spoke on condition of anonymity in line with regulations. According to a statement from the Iraqi Kurdish region's anti-terrorism department, at least eight rockets were fired at Turkey's Zilkan military base in Iraq's northern Nineveh province, with two hitting the base itself.
Series of rockets targeted a Turkish military base near the northeastern Iraqi city of Mosul on Wednesday, prompting retaliation from the Turkish side. A pro-Iranian group claimed responsibility but no casualties were reported. Iraqi authorities said the attackers fired eight rockets shortly before 8 a.m. local time at the Bashiqa military base. Two of the rockets struck the base grounds and the others landed in the vicinity of the base, according to a Facebook post by Iraqi Kurdistan’s counter-terrorism department. The Iraqi and international media reported that a pro-Iranian group claimed responsibility for the attack. Northern Iraqi news outlet Rudaw identified the group as The Islamic Resistance Ahrar al-Iraq Brigade.
Iran to counter Turkish-Azeri attempts of “corridor” at any cost: Expert on Raisi’s warning to Ankara and Baku
YEREVAN, AUGUST 12, ARMENPRESS. Iran is closely following the alarming developments around Armenia and is reiterating on the highest level its “red lines” in the South-Caucasian region and directly communicating to all actors that Tehran will not tolerate changes of borders, including any attempt of blocking the Iran-Armenia border which has been a connection route for millennia. The most recent statement came from President Ebrahim Raisi of Iran during a phone call with Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan.
Driven apart by clashing regional interests, Turkey and Iran appear headed for a face-off in Syria, with Tehran explicitly opposing Ankara’s plan for a fresh military operation against Kurdish-held areas, wary of risks to its own posture in the region. Iran has been trying to dissuade Turkey from a fresh intervention in Syria while making military preparations on the ground to protect its interests amid a growing rift between the two neighbors.
After Iran’s military deployment on its border with Azerbaijan, the two allies, Baku and Ankara, are conducting joint military drills in the Nakhchivan province of the Turkic state, sending signals to Tehran. Across Caucasia, where several conflict zones exist, tensions have continued to escalate between Azerbaijan and Iran, the two Shia-majority countries.
Tehran, Iran – Iran’s military has launched a large military drill near the country’s border with Azerbaijan, in a show of force amid tensions with its neighbouring country partly linked to the latter’s close ties with Israel. State television on Friday showed footage of tanks, helicopters, artillery and soldiers being deployed in an unspecified area in northwestern Iran. It came after Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps deployed equipment and troops near the border area last month, shortly after Azerbaijan, Turkey and Pakistan conducted a military drill in Baku.
Iran has referred to the "illegality of Turkey's military presence in the Caspian Sea" following submarine attack and defence group military exercises jointly conducted by Azerbaijani and Turkish special forces that ended on September 12. Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Said Khatibzadeh said: "According to the Convention on the Legal Status of the Caspian Sea, with the exception of its five littoral states, in line with a prohibition, no foreign state should have armed forces here. Turkey's military Caspian Sea presence is illegal. We are investigating the matter through the Foreign Ministry."
Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) forces on May 11 killed seven militants and dismantled their cell in the country's northwest near the border with Turkey, Iran’s state-run IRNA news agency reported. Two members of the IRGC were also reportedly killed in the shoot-out.
Over the past several weeks, Iraq has become a major point of friction between Iran and Turkey. On February 27, Iranian Ambassador to Iraq Iraj Masjedi criticized Turkey’s military intervention in Iraq, calling on Ankara to withdraw its troops from Iraq. “We do not accept at all, be it Turkey or any other country, to intervene in Iraq militarily or advance or have a military presence in Iraq,” Masjedi said in an interview with Kurdish outlet Rudaw.
The Iranian-backed Asaib Ahl al-Haq militia last week threatened to take up arms against Turkey in the case of a possible operation by Ankara to eliminate PKK terrorists in Iraq’s northern Sinjar region.
ISTANBUL - Turkish-Iranian tensions are rising over Turkey's ongoing military operations against Kurdish militants in northern Iraq. The regional rivals are engaged in increasingly bitter diplomatic sparring as Ankara threatens to expand its Iraqi operations to a strategically important region used by an Iranian-backed militia.
Danger of Car Crash for Former Actress or Athlete, Now Royalty
Others include former actress Emma McQuiston who married Britain's Ceawlin Thynne, Viscount of Weymouth, actress Jamie Lee Curtis who is also Lady Haden-Guest, wife of Baron Christopher Haden-Guest, and former Olympic swimmer Charlene Wittstock who became Princess of Monaco when she married Albert II, Prince of Monaco, in 2011. Although Wittstock is not an actress, she has still made a similar transition as did Grace Kelly ... to the very same station as Princess of Monaco.
Princess Grace died from injuries sustained in a car crash in September 1982.
Driving down a steep mountain road and making a sharp right turn her front brakes gave out. This is what her daughter, Princess Stephanie, heard her say aloud in a startled voice: "I can`t stop. The brakes don`t work. I can`t stop." Stephanie was badly injured in the wreck and in hospital during the funeral of Grace Kelly, Princess of Monaco.
Any of the women listed above will be in potential danger of a possibly fatal auto accident in September 2024 on or near the 42nd anniversary of Grace Kelly's death.
Due to her being a blonde and holding the same title, like Grace Kelly, Charlene Wittstock may be in greatest danger followed by Meghan Markle who is currently the most famous of this special group among royalty. Like the late Princess Grace, their great fame precedes them, unlike Emma McQuiston, and unlike the not widely known royal status of Jamie Lee Curtis.
Princess Grace and Princess Diana were the greatest tragedies of a female royal in the 20th Century.
Prince Albert of Monaco has been spotted enjoying the tennis at Wimbledon while his wife Princess Charlene has reportedly not been seen in public for nearly three weeks. Her absence first sparked attention when she was not present at her husband's side for a film screening earlier this month, then she was also not by his side at the tennis this week. Albert was however joined by Melanie-Antoinette Costello de Massy, a close friend of Charlene and a source of "fundamental support" to the Royal Family of Monaco, according to Vanity Fair Spain.
Where is Princess Charlene? Questions mount as she 'disappears' for three weeks and Prince Albert is spotted at Wimbledon with his wife's closest confidante!
Speculation is mounting over the whereabouts of Princess Charlene of Monaco, who has not been seen in public for almost three weeks. The 45-year-old mother-of-two sparked curiosity earlier this month when she was absent from a film screening attended by her husband Prince Albert of Monaco, 65. And one of Europe's most high-profile royals was missing again yesterday, as Albert was snapped at Wimbledon alongside Charlene's closest confidante Melanie-Antoinette Costello de Massy.
Princess Charlene has been suffering from health issues after a medical emergency left her separated from her husband and young children for months on end in 2021. Speculation has been rife about the princess’ health and when she will return to frontline royal life, with her family having recently marked a huge event in Monaco when she was seen in public for the last time.
Charlene, 44, has been receiving treatment for extreme fatigue at a facility outside Monaco since November. The former Olympic swimmer was admitted into medical care soon after she returned to the principality from South Africa. During her six-month stay in her home country, she collapsed and was rushed to hospital in Durban. She earlier suffered an ear nose and throat infection, meaning initially she was not able to fly.
Princess Charlene of Monaco’s recovery, dental treatment ‘will still take several weeks,’ palace says
Princess Charlene of Monaco was in South Africa for several months to address an infection that developed following ENT surgery. "The convalescence of H.S.H. Princess Charlene is currently continuing in a very satisfying and encouraging way," read a translation of the palace’s statement in French sent to Fox News on Thursday.
Princess Charlene of Monaco has broken her silence after being admitted to a treatment facility while suffering from 'emotional and physical exhaustion' to wish her twins a happy birthday. Speaking to the publication, a source described as the royal's friend said: 'It is unfair that she is being portrayed as having some kind of mental or emotional issue. 'We don't know why the palace is downplaying that she almost died in South Africa.'.
Real-life princesses don’t always get a fairy-tale ending. But in Monaco, tragedy has a tendency to repeat itself. Now some say that the troubles of Monaco’s Princess Charlene — who returned to Monaco in November after months in South Africa, only to leave again within days for a treatment center — eerily echo those of her late mother-in-law, the former Hollywood star Grace Kelly.
Princess Charlene Of Monaco 'Almost Died' Prior To Entering Treatment Facility Following Husband Prince Albert's Intervention
Princess Charlene of Monaco apparently "almost died" of bizarre post-surgery complications, which preceded her recent admission to a treatment facility following an intervention led by her husband, Prince Albert. Sources close to the royal family feel Albert, 63, is underplaying the seriousness of his 43-year-old wife's condition and making statements so general that they've led to misleading insinuations.
Monaco's Princess Charlene will rest for several weeks and avoid public duties, including the principality's national day celebrations, while she recovers from ill health, the Monaco royal palace said on Tuesday. The palace said Charlene, a former Olympian, would convalesce in a secret location and that she would only resume her public duties once her health allowed it.
Melania Trump Executed for High Treason
Next Opportunity for Betelgeuse Supernova
TICKING LIGHTBOMB Betelgeuse may have exploded in fiery supernova decades ago as scientist reveals eerie ‘space ghost’ in night sky
A RECENT study found a huge star named Betelgeuse could be set to explode into a supernova in the coming decades. That event would change the night sky forever but one scientist has told The U.S. Sun that it may have already happened. This theory is connected to the fact that Betelgeuse is so far away from Earth and the light of a supernova event would take a long time to reach us. Betelgeuse is a red supergiant star in the Orion constellation that is expected to turn into a supernova explosion. It's been a red supergiant star for about 40,000 years. The exact distance of Betelgeuse from Earth has been debated by scientists in the past. Nasa once said Beteleguse is around 640 lights years away from us.
DYING DAYS Dying Betelgeuse star ‘will shine as bright as Moon’ and will be ‘visible in day’ as experts predict upcoming supernova
ONE of the most famous stars in the sky could be on its way to a supernova as experts have revealed new details in a recent study. Researchers from Tohoku University and the University of Geneva conducted a recent study on a the star that forms Orion's right shoulder. The specialists think Betelgeuse could have just a few decades before it reaches supernova and explodes. If this were to happen, it will change our view of the night sky forever. The Orion constellation will never look the same. Star gazers would also be able to witness the supernova event because it would be so bright. At first, the star is predicted to also change the sky during daytime. When Betelgeuse turns into a supernova, some scientists think it will be the third brightest object in the sky. The only objects brighter will be the Sun and the full Moon.
In the biggest celestial show ever seen, dying star Betelgeuse will be visible even during the day for several months. When it happens, it will be the astronomical event of the millennium. Betelgeuse, a red supergiant star in the constellation of Orion the Hunter, will explode into a supernova. There won’t be any danger to Earth from some 650 light years away, but the dying star will shine almost as brightly as the moon, visible even during the day for several months. When it finally dims it will become invisible to the naked eye. The hunter, known to humans for at least 30,000 years, will have lost a shoulder.
If you saw Orion before it disappeared behind the Sun this year, you may have noticed Betelgeuse's unusual brightness. Astronomers are unsure of what to make of this brightening, but one team has reinterpreted long-standing patterns in its variability to conclude it is not only in the carbon-burning stage of its life, but nearing that phase’s end. If so, the nearby red giant could pass through the subsequent stages of its life in a few decades and explode in the lifetime of people reading this article.
SUPERNOVA Nearby Betelgeuse star ‘about to go supernova’ in fiery Orion constellation explosion after ‘strange behavior’ detected
A STAR could possibly reach supernova in our lifetime and account for the first since 1604, according to a reassessment from researchers. Calculations from researchers from Tohoku University in Japan and the University of Geneva in Switzerland suggest that Betelgeuse is nearing the end of its star lifetime. After a recent prognosis, the researchers have concluded that Betelgeuse has just a few decades before it reaches supernova, Science Alert reported on Monday. It is in the red supergiant star phase which is the final stage in a massive star’s lifetime before it goes supernova and is located in the Orien constellation. The last star to reach supernova was in 1604 in the Milky Way, Astro Bites reported.
INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Approximately 650 lightyears from Earth, Betelgeuse, perched high as the “left shoulder” of the Orion constellation, may be preparing to go supernova. The star’s brightness has ebbed and flowed over the past thousand years. But as of late, the star has been growing increasingly bright. In May, Betelgeuse reached 142% of its normal luminosity. Scientists say this may be the star preparing the final leg of its lifespan, where it can no longer produce nuclear fuel and will collapse into a stellar explosion visible from Earth. Previously, astronomers estimated Betelgeuse’s death to happen in the next 100,000 years. But recently, a study published on June 1 by researchers at Cornell University now estimates within the next “tens” of years, making Betelgeuse a prime candidate for the next galactic supernova.
The Earth might soon be in for a spectacular show in both the nighttime and the day, as our stellar neighbor Betelgeuse approaches its end of days. Betelgeuse, a star around 650 light years away from Earth, has been getting increasingly bright, hitting 142 percent of its usual luminosity at the end of May, leading scientists to suggest it might be fixing to go supernova—a huge explosion that occurs at the end of a star's life. If this dramatic star-death occurs during our lifetimes, it is expected to appear as a huge bright patch in the sky during both the day and night, around the same brightness as the full moon at its peak.
What happens when a nearby star explodes? That's been a pressing question on astronomers' minds for several months now, as the erratic behavior of Betelgeuse, which is only 500 light years away, has many wondering if it's primed to go supernova. Over the past few years, the red supergiant — already one of the brightest stars in the night sky — has gone from dimming dramatically between 2019 to 2020 to burning brighter than ever. what would Betelgeuse's demise would look like from Earth? According to a new essay it would be so resplendent that you could see it — or its imploded remnants, at least — during even the daylight, and for up to a whole year. "At night, you should be able to see it with the naked eye for another one or two years."
Could Betelgeuse go supernova within the next few decades? The debate over when the star will explode has been reignited after the star brightened by almost 50 per cent over May and June 2023. Betelgeuse is a red supergiant around 500 to 600 lightyears from Earth and makes up the left shoulder of the constellation Orion. It is expected to go supernova at some point in the next 100,000 years. However, a recent paper on the star, led by Hideyuki Saio from the Tohoku University in Japan, determined the star could be at the end of its final life stage, the carbon burning phase. Saoi expects that “the core will collapse a few tens of years after the carbon exhaustion”.
Betelgeuse, the 10th-brightest star in the night sky, is toying with astronomers yet again. This time it has become 50 percent brighter. The increase in brightness has some speculating whether we’re on the verge of witnessing a Betelgeuse supernova. Thankfully, at about 724 light years from Earth, we would not be adversely affected, yet we would be able to see the awesome flash caused by such an event.
Odd supergiant star Betelgeuse is brightening up. Is it about to go supernova? 'When it happens, the star will become as bright as the full moon, except that it will be concentrated in a single point.'
One of the brightest stars in the night sky has been getting oddly brighter, prompting speculations that it might soon explode in a supernova. Should we really look forward to such a dazzling celestial spectacle? The star in question is Betelgeuse, a huge red-tinged star that sits at the left shoulder of the unmissable constellation Orion. Some 650 light-years from Earth, Betelgeuse usually ranks as the tenth-brightest star in the night sky. Since early April, however, the star has climbed to the seventh spot and currently shines at over 140% its "usual" brightness, according to the Twitter account Betelgeuse Status, which tracks the star's behavior.
Earth's neighboring star Betelgeuse unexpectedly got 50% brighter — part of a weird process that will end in the dying star going supernova
Betelgeuse, one of the most visible stars in the Earth's sky, is behaving very weirdly. The red giant — a star not far from death — is now shining about 50% brighter than it usually would, scientists said. This comes a few years after it mysteriously got dimmer in 2019, prompting speculation about whether it was ready to collapse and explode. Scientists later found out that Betelgeuse was not yet collapsing. But it had experienced an enormous explosion that affected its brightness.
After the ‘great dimming’, the closest red giant star to Earth is pulsating twice as fast as usual and lighting up the southern hemisphere’s early evening sky. Betelgeuse, the closest red giant to Earth, has long been understood to move between brighter and dimmer in 400-day cycles. But from late 2019 to early 2020, it underwent what astrophysicists called “the great dimming”, as a dust cloud obscured our view of the star. Now, it is glowing at 150% of its normal brightness, and is cycling between brighter and dimmer at 200-day intervals – twice as fast as usual – according to astrophysicist Andrea Dupree of the Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics. It is currently the seventh brightest star in the night sky – up three places from its usual tenth brightest.
Since what has come to be known as the Great Dimming that took place in the latter half of 2019 and early 2020, the red giant star Betelgeuse just will not stop with the wackiness. The dying star's regular cycles of brightness fluctuation have changed, and now Betelgeuse has grown uncharacteristically bright. At the time of writing, it was sitting at 142 percent of its normal brightness. It's been fluctuating back and forth on a small scale but on a steady upward trend for months and hit a recent peak of 156 percent in April.
Betelgeuse is known for being a type of "variable star," meaning its brightness fluctuates, at times dramatically, as it inches toward an eventual grandiose collapse and stellar explosion, known as a supernova. Lately, the star has grown noticeably brighter. Lately these fluctuations haven't been normal. Typically, Betelgeuse varies in brightness over 400 day cycles. But since violently blowing off a hunk of its atmosphere in 2019, these oscillating periods have shortened.
Even if you don’t know it by name, the red supergiant star Betelgeuse is one of the most familiar sights in the heavens above—a gleaming ruddy dot at the shoulder of the constellation Orion. Although already quite difficult to overlook, Betelgeuse has become even more eye-catching across the past few years because of major changes in its appearance—unexpected fluctuations in its brightness that remain poorly understood. In recent weeks, the star has at times shone more than 50 percent brighter than normal, drawing renewed attention from amateur sky watchers and professional astronomers alike.
Betelgeuse, normally the 10th brightest star in the sky, has brightened over the past month to creep up to 7th place on the list of brightest stars. Although Betelgeuse is an intrinsically variable star, we don't yet know: is this just a normal phase in its variability, or is it preparing to go supernova? An unexpected source, the humble neutrino, will be the only indication we have as far as advance warning goes. The truth is, it could go at any time.
ROBERT F. KENNEDY JR. WILL WIN US PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IF HE RUNS
2024 presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. plans to announce he will run as an independent on October 9 in Pennsylvania, Mediaite has learned. Kennedy’s campaign machine is now planning “attack ads” against the Democratic National Committee in order to “pave the way” for his announcement in Philadelphia about running as an independent, according to a text reviewed by Mediaite. “Bobby feels that the DNC is changing the rules to exclude his candidacy so an independent run is the only way to go,” a Kennedy campaign insider told Mediaite.
Democratic presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. invoked his father’s assassination while lamenting the denial of Secret Service protection to him on the campaign trail on Friday. “Since the assassination of my father in 1968, candidates for president are provided Secret Service protection. But not me,” asserted Kennedy. According to the Secret Service, the agency “is authorized by law” to provide protection for “major presidential and vice presidential candidates and their spouses within 120 days of a general presidential election.” The 2024 general election, which will be held on November 5, is over 460 days away.
Democratic presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who is running in second place to incumbent President Biden in the 2024 primary sweeps, told Fox News that his once antiwar party has made a 180-degree turn as middle-class Americans struggle to live with a hurting economy. Kennedy, who is the son of former New York senator and U.S. Attorney General Bobby Kennedy, and nephew of former President John Kennedy and ex-Sen. Edward Kennedy, said the party his family once embodied has changed much in recent years. "The Democratic Party at this point has become the party of war, which we've never been before. We've sent $113 billion Ukraine and the entire budget of EPA is $12 billion, and the budget at the CDC is $12 billion," he said Tuesday on "Special Report."
WASHINGTON – A new poll shows Donald Trump building a lead over Ron DeSantis among Republicans, while Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., pulls almost one-in-five Democratic votes against incumbent President Joe Biden. Kennedy had 19% in the Fox News poll released Wednesday night, though far behind Biden at 62%. Another Democratic challenger, Marianne Williamson, recorded 9% in the survey. Biden's opponents "are most successful in peeling away support among women and Gen Xers, keeping Biden in the mid-fifties among both groups," Fox News reported.
WASHINGTON — Presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. weighed in Tuesday morning after President Joe Biden announced his reelection campaign, saying he differs "profoundly on fundamental issues" from the president. Kennedy is challenging Biden in the 2024 Democratic primary. While he has known Biden for many years, the challenger said they have differing stances on issues like corporate influence in government, censorship, civil liberties, poverty, corruption and war policy. "I look forward to engaging him in debates and town hall meetings, in a primary election that is honest, civil, and transparent," Kennedy said in a statement. "I invite him into a new era of respectful dialog in these times of division."
In the first indication of just how desperate Democrats are for a 2024 presidential nominee not named Joe Biden, a new election survey found that a majority support Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s plan to get in the race on Patriot’s Day. Kennedy’s candidacy is supported by 52% of Democrats, just 32% are opposed, and 16% aren’t sure, according to the latest Rasmussen Reports survey. That could be viewed as remarkable for RFK and damning for Biden since Kennedy has been mocked and marginalized by legacy media for questioning COVID-19 vaccine mandates.
As Aaron Rodgers sits in trade limbo with the Green Bay Packers and New York Jets trying to hash out a deal, he appeared to make at least one commitment Tuesday. Rodgers appeared to endorse Robert F. Kennedy Jr. for president. The Packers quarterback reposted Kennedy’s interview with Aubrey Marcus on his Instagram story with muscle and heart emoji. Rodgers has waded into political discourse and culture wars in the past as he battled detractors over his decision to forgo the coronavirus vaccine. When he opened up about his decision in November 2021, Rodgers said there was an ingredient in the vaccine he was allergic to.
MANCHESTER, N.H. — A scion of a famous political family spoke about the environment, COVID-19 vaccines and the possibility of running for president during an appearance Friday in New Hampshire. Robert F. Kennedy Jr. held his American Stage event at St. Anselm College’s New Hampshire Institute of Politics. “To choose between economic prosperity on the one hand and environmental protection on the other is not true,” Kennedy said. “Good environmental policy 100% of the time is identical to good economic policy.” Kennedy dedicated a significant portion of his speech to the COVID-19 vaccine and the threat he said it poses to Americans.
Robert F. Kennedy Jr 'thinking about' launching Democratic challenge to Biden for 2024 White House nomination
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is considering running for president in 2024, challenging President Biden for the Democratic nomination, and he says his wife approves. "I am thinking about it yes. I have passed the biggest hurdle, that my wife has greenlighted it," Kennedy told a crowd in New Hampshire on Friday, according to reports. Kennedy's wife, actress Cheryl Hines, was reportedly attending the speech at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics, which for nearly a quarter-century has been a must stop in the Granite State for potential or actual White House contenders. Kennedy, the son of the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy and the nephew of the late President John F. Kennedy, describes himself as a lifelong Democrat and has faced criticism for his activism against the COVID-19 vaccine.
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. may well be the agent of change that brings about an end to the ongoing Far Left tyranny and revolution.