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  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Saturday 11/10/2018 (News Dump Edition)

    11/10/2018 5:38:34 AM PST · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 11/10/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    President Trump has approved an emergency declaration because of wildfires in California. Its been a brutal week of wildfires affecting northern California with nine deaths in the town of Paradise, 6,700 structures were destroyed there in the town of 26,000 when the fire suddenly swept through causing confusion and traffic jams in the midst of the raging inferno. 35 PEOPLE ARE REPORTED MISSING THERE..... Yesterday, a new fire spread rapidly in southern California..... President Trump tweeted about the situation at around 3am this morning: "There is no reason for these massive, deadly and costly forest fires in California except that...
  • Isn't it about time Chevron pulled the pin on Maduro's Venezuela?

    11/09/2018 12:46:53 PM PST · by detective · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 9, 2018 | Monica Showalter
    Big Oil has always had a reputation for propping up crappy little banana republics and tinpot regimes, and well, Chevron is squarely on the hot seat for that one these days. See, it's literally the only thing left that's keeping Venezuela afloat, through its large investments in that country. If Chevron pulls out, the Maduro regime collapses. Now there's some question as to whether it ought to be following all the other oil majors and pulling out.
  • Venezuela's annual inflation hit 833,997 percent in October: Congress

    11/07/2018 1:49:37 PM PST · by antidemoncrat · 38 replies
    Reuters ^ | updated 11/7/2018 | Marco Bello
    Venezuela’s consumer prices rose 833,997 percent in the twelve months through October, according to a report by the opposition-controlled Congress published on Wednesday, the latest sign that policy changes in August failed to halt rampant hyperinflation.
  • In Mexico: Lopez-Obrador invited Maduro to his inauguration

    11/07/2018 7:36:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/07/2018 | Silvio Canto Jr.
    According to news reports, President elect Andrés Lopez-Obrador of Mexico has invited Venezuela's dictator Nicolas Maduro to his inauguration.   By the way, he also invited Evo Morales of Bolivia.  I'm assuming that Cuba's Miguel Diaz-Canel will also attend. What does it mean?   Not much.  Mexicans always invite fellow Latin American leaders to their inaugurations.  In other words, Lopez-Obrador is not breaking new ground here. I do wonder about a couple of things: First, will President Trump or VP Pence attend?  I can't see that, specially after the tough language coming out of this administration about Venezuela.  Also, I recall that in 1981...
  • John Bolton Debuts Sanctions Against ‘Three Stooges of Socialism’: Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua

    11/01/2018 12:53:54 PM PDT · by detective · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1 Nov 2018 | Frances Martel
    U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton announced on Thursday a new round of sanctions against Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua. During his speech at Freedom Tower in Miami, Florida, Bolton declared that the “Troika of Tyranny” would fall with support from the Trump administration. Bolton specifically announced new sanctions on Venezuela’s oil industry and executive measures to prevent Americans from doing business with the Cuban military regime, which controls most of the Cuban economy, including its tourism sector. “I am here to deliver a clear message from the president … to those three regimes,” Bolton said. “We will not reward torturers,...
  • Russia said to be ‘considering’ new military base in Cuba but would Putin risk provoking Trump?

    11/01/2018 2:02:02 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 13 replies
    Great Power War ^ | 11/1/18 | Jon E. Dougherty
    A top-ranking Russian military officer said Moscow was considering establishing a new military base in Cuba even as the Cold War-era allies were planning a high-level meeting in the coming days, Newsweek reported. Colonel General Vladimir Shamanov, chairman of the Russian lower house of parliament’s defense committee and a former airborne commander, also became the latest Russian official to warn of consequences if the Trump administration quits the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, as the president has warned, in response to intelligence that Moscow has been in violation of the agreement for years.
  • Cold War Coming Back? Russia ‘Assessing’ Military Base in Cuba [TR]

    11/01/2018 12:54:09 PM PDT · by McGruff · 29 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 10/31/18 | Tom O'Connor
    Full title: Cold War Coming Back? Russia ‘Assessing’ Military Base in Cuba as U.S. Set to Leave Nuclear Missile Deal A senior Russian official said Wednesday that his country was seriously considering establishing a military base in Cuba, just as the two Cold War–era allies were set to meet for high-level talks and the United States mulled quitting a nuclear missile deal. Colonel General Vladimir Shamanov, head of the Russian lower house of parliament's defense committee and a former airborne troops commander, became the latest Moscow figure to warn of the historic consequences of the U.S. leaving the 1987 Intermediate-Range...
  • Executive Order Blocking Property of Additional Persons Contributing to the Situation in Venezuela

    11/01/2018 11:08:46 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 17 replies
    Whitehouse.gov ^ | 11/01/2018 | President Donald Trump
    Executive Order Blocking Property of Additional Persons Contributing to the Situation in Venezuela | The White House https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/executive-order-blocking-property-additional-persons-contributing-situation-venezuela/ Executive Order Blocking Property of Additional Persons Contributing to the Situation in Venezuela  FOREIGN POLICY Issued on: November 1, 2018 ALL NEWS By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) (IEEPA), the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.), section 212(f) of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 (8 U.S.C. 1182(f)) (INA), the Venezuela Defense of Human...
  • Guess who's speaking out against caravan border jumpers? Yes, Hispanics !

    10/26/2018 7:47:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/26/2018 | Monica Showalter
    Latinos and Hispanics, legally here in the U.S. are speaking out against the caravan heading north from Honduras to the U.S. That was the report from Univision, which is hardly a conservative news site. According to the Daily Caller, they're saying things like this: “How is it possible that a caravan from Central America is on it’s way to the U.S. and the people are speaking the way they’re speaking, demanding to get in. No sir, this isn’t their country and they need to respect it,” one man said. Another woman told Megid, “like the president says, they can...
  • Guess who's speaking out against caravan border-jumpers

    10/26/2018 5:45:55 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 26,2018 | Monica Showalter
    Latinos and Hispanics legally here in the U.S. are speaking out against the caravan heading north from Honduras to the U.S. That was the report from Univision, which is hardly a conservative news site. According to the Daily Caller, they're saying things like this: "How is it possible that a caravan from Central America is on it's [sic] way to the U.S. and the people are speaking the way they're speaking, demanding to get in[?] No sir, this isn't their country and they need to respect it," one man said. Another woman told Megid, "[L]ike the president says, they can...
  • Vanity: My book “The Maduro Diet” is amazon’s #1 New Release in Venezuelan History

    10/30/2018 6:40:28 AM PDT · by grundle · 18 replies
    wordpress ^ | October 30, 2018 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    The paperback version of my book “The Maduro Diet” is amazon’s #1 New Release in Venezuelan History The paperback version of my book “The Maduro Diet” is amazon’s #1 New Release in Venezuelan History.The full title of the book is “The Maduro Diet: How three-quarters of adults in Venezuela lost an average of 43 pounds in two years.”Here’s the link to the book:https://www.amazon.com/Maduro-Diet-three-quarters-Venezuela-average/dp/1726650847/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=Here’s a screen capture showing that it’s #1. Click on the image to see a larger version: And because it won’t always be #1, here’s a link to the Internet Archive from when it was #1:https://web.archive.org/web/20181030131022/https://www.amazon.com/Maduro-Diet-three-quarters-Venezuela-average/dp/1726650847/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=
  • Pompeo discusses cooperation with Brazil’s 'Trump of the Tropics'

    10/29/2018 7:38:01 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/29/18 07:38 PM EDT | EMILY BIRNBAUM
    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday discussed ways he plans to work with Brazilian president-elect Jair Bolsonaro, the controversial right-wing populist who won around 55 percent of the vote after a volatile and divisive presidential campaign. Pompeo in a phone call congratulated Bolsonaro on the win and discussed collaboration on issues including Venezuela, transnational crime and economic ties between "the two largest economies in the Western Hemisphere," State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said in a statement. ADVERTISEMENT The call comes days after a group of House Democrats penned a letter to Pompeo asking him to condemn Bolsonaro, who was...
  • In photos: Life and death in Venezuela’s depleted hospitals (socialized medicine)

    10/28/2018 5:12:58 PM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    IRIN News ^ | 10/25/18 | Susan Schulman
    Venezuela’s government says there is no humanitarian crisis in the country. But the stories of worried families navigating its crumbling health system suggest otherwise. **SNIP** Her images, taken at a hospital and a clinic in the eastern city of Cumana, show a debilitated health system: shortages or a complete dearth of antibiotics and other medicine, run-down equipment, dirty facilities, and often no running water. Amid the shortages, tiny medical organisations are taking on the responsibilities of the state. Fundación Jesed is one of them. Vanessa Ramos and her husband run the charity out of their living room in Cumana. Desperate...
  • Saudi billionaire Alwaleed warns over impact of falling oil price

    10/14/2014 10:54:23 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 41 replies
    ft.com ^ | October 14, 2014 | Simeon Kerr
    In an open letter to Saudi ministers posted via Twitter, Prince Alwaleed bin Talal al-Saud expressed his “astonishment” at comments made by Ali al-Naimi, the oil minister, who reportedly played down the impact of oil prices falling below $100 a barrel. Prices have since fallen below $88 a barrel, or a quarter since June. Prince Alwaleed, noting the kingdom’s 2014 budget was 90 per cent dependent on oil revenues, said belittling the impact of lower prices was a “catastrophe that cannot go unmentioned”.
  • Russia’s economy is tanking. But will it make Putin change course?

    10/13/2014 2:09:40 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 13 Oct 14 | Unknown
    MOSCOW — Deep into the worst conflict between Russia and the West since the Cold War, investors are fleeing, food prices are soaring and there are rumbles from Russia’s Westernized business elite that the nation needs to avoid repeating the economic mismanagement that broke apart the Soviet Union. Western sanctions have choked off financing to some of Russia’s economic juggernauts and denied crucial technology to the nation’s energy sector. But there is little evidence that the mounting economic pressures since the March annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula will soften Putin’s policies toward Ukraine and other nations in the former Soviet...
  • god hates mini-hitlers: tanking oil price a catastrophe for the putin regime

    10/15/2014 7:03:07 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 28 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 15 October 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    With oil barely holding on to the $80s, the Kremlin's current leadership faces the same problem they did in the (19)80s: budget revenue half-derived from oil exports, and their backwards, inefficient economy still doesn't produce anything that anybody outside of Mother Russia is willing to spend money on- except perhaps mediocre vodka... And when the self-deluded Russians start babbling about 'greatness' while bullying poor, semi-defenseless countries on the borders of their shabby empire, they tend to get a little caught-up in things... and put the pedal-to-the-medal until they are defeated -i.e. Afghanistan- or simply go-broke, i.e. 1991. Yes, compared...
  • China, Russia Sign CNY150 Billion Local-Currency Swap As Plunging Oil Prices Sting Putin

    10/13/2014 6:08:02 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 6 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 10/13/14 | Tyler Durden
    While it is beyond a doubt that the primary catalyst for Europe's triple-dip recession has been the nearly two quarters and counting of escalating Russian sanctions that were supposed to solely harm Putin (because who could have possibly foreseen that plunging German exports to Russia would have a far greater impact on the export-driven German economy), the truth is that the Kremlin itself is starting to hurt, if not so much as a result of the European trade embargo but mostly due to crashing oil prices, which have been driven lower almost exclusively by Saudi Arabia as part of its...
  • Oil price drop threatens to hit Russia, Iran harder than sanctions

    10/14/2014 11:30:02 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 17 replies
    latimes.com ^ | October 13, 2014 | Paul Richter
    A drop in global oil prices, driven in part by a boom in U.S. shale oil production, is threatening to hit the economies of energy-exporting Russia and Iran harder than Western economic sanctions have done.
  • How will Saudi Arabia Respond to Lower Oil Prices?

    10/21/2014 5:02:59 AM PDT · by thackney · 12 replies
    Wall Street Pit ^ | Oct 19, 2014 | James D. Hamilton
    Oil prices (along with prices of many other commodities) have fallen dramatically since last summer. Some observers are waiting to see if Saudi Arabia responds with significant cutbacks in production. I say, don’t hold your breath. When oil demand fell in the 1981-82 recession, the Saudis cut production by 6 million barrels a day in an effort to soften the decline in oil prices. They also cut production in response to lower demand in the 2001 recession and the most recent recession. On the other hand, the kingdom boosted production quickly beginning in August 1990 and January 2003 in anticipation...
  • John Kasich ..God ‘Doesn’t Want’ Americans to Turn Away Migrant Caravan

    10/26/2018 2:41:52 PM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 93 replies
    https://ijr.com ^ | Oct. 26 2018 | J Rosas
    Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich told CNN he believes “the Lord” would not want Americans to turn away the migrant caravan that has been making its way through Central America in hopes of entering the United States...