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  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Wednesday 1/23/2019

    01/23/2019 5:07:31 AM PST · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 1/23/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    The opposition takes to the streets of Venezuela today, the anniversary of the overthrow of a dictator in 1958, with the backing of the United States as expressed by Vice-President Mike Pence who said yesterday via Twitter: "@POTUS & the US stand w/ the Venezuelan people as they seek to regain their liberty from dictator Nicolas Maduro.... "The resistance will not allow our people's blood to be used as fuel in the election campaign in Israel, and it has the tools to defend the people" That is the message from the Hamas terror organization that runs the Gaza Strip following...
  • Documents indicate detailed plans for Trump Tower Moscow: report (BuzzFeed)

    01/22/2019 2:54:46 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/22/19 | Emily Birnbaum
    BuzzFeed News has obtained files that the news outlet says contradict President Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani's recent claims that there were "no plans" drawn up for Trump Tower Moscow. The online outlet reported on the files on Tuesday, after Giuliani in a New Yorker interview claimed that plans for Trump Tower Moscow did not extend beyond "a letter of intent." "The only thing that ever happened was that [Trump's team] submitted a letter of intent about a possible project in Moscow that never went beyond that," Giuliani said. "No money was ever paid, no plans were ever made. There...
  • Trump 'never spoke' with Michael Cohen about false testimony, Rudy Giuliani says

    01/21/2019 1:09:48 PM PST · by springwater13 · 22 replies
    President Trump did not speak with Michael Cohen before he testified falsely before Congress about plans to develop a skyscraper in Moscow during the 2016 campaign, Rudy Giuliani said Monday, backing off previous assertions that such talks may have taken place. The former New York mayor, who serves as Trump’s top lawyer in Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, said he had confirmed the matter with previous members of the President’s legal team, including ex-lead counsel John Dowd. “The President never spoke with Cohen about the congressional testimony,” Giuliani told the Daily News. However, Giuliani acknowledged Trump’s legal team conversed with Cohen’s...
  • Richard Grenell, Trump’s top ambassador, ‘delivers again,’ blocking Iran...(winning)

    01/21/2019 9:09:53 AM PST · by caww · 6 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 1/21/2019 | Paul Bedard
    The ban is a huge win for the administration and lays down another marker in its effort to tighten the sanctions noose around Tehran. A top Trump ambassador is winning kudos for his part in convincing Germany to ban Iranian airline Mahan Air amid allegations 'it ran weapons to Syria.'......Iran’s Mahan Air is shut down in Germany, immediately. “Since arriving in Berlin, Ambassador Grenell has literally hit the ground running delivering on the president’s priorities,” said a key ally and senior Senate Republican aide. “At the top of that list has been to ensure Europe doesn’t circumvent President Trump on...
  • Linda Sarsour gets big cheer at Women’s March calling for boycott of Israel

    01/20/2019 2:49:31 AM PST · by C19fan · 53 replies
    Twitchy ^ | January 19, 2019 | Brett T.
    he Women’s March lost a lot of supporters last year, from Alyssa Milano to the Democratic National Committee, over charges that the organizers had an anti-Semitism problem — one they haven’t done much to counter, what with Tamika Mallory still refusing to acknowledge Israel’s right to exist. The organizers insisted the first Women’s March wasn’t an anti-Trump march, which is exactly what it was: Hillary lost, and lots of women were angry and needed to vent, and the Women’s March was there for them. What was said from the stage didn’t really seem to matter, which was good, because there...
  • Trump to put 'game changer' pressure on Cuba, says Mario Diaz-Balart.......

    01/21/2019 6:11:31 PM PST · by caww · 42 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 1/21/2019 | Joel Gehrke
    “This is a very, very big deal,” the Florida Republican and Cuban-American said...“I think really good things are coming from this. And so, you can't minimize the impact..... ”President Trump is getting ready to place an unprecedented amount of economic pressure on Cuba’s communism regime and some of the non-U.S. companies that have invested there, according to a leading Republican lawmaker. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has signaled that Americans who decades ago had property stolen by Fidel Castro’s regime and sold to other foreign companies may soon be able to sue those companies to recoup their losses. That will...
  • South Korea bypassing North Korea sanctions

    01/21/2019 3:15:54 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 10 replies
    Korea Herald ^ | Jan 13, 2019
    President Moon Jae-in’s government is seeking ways to circumvent international sanctions against North Korea to reopen an inter-Korean industrial park. The Kaesong industrial complex north of the Demilitarized Zone separating the two Koreas was shut down in February 2016 after Pyongyang conducted its fourth nuclear test. The ensuing moves by Seoul officials suggest the Moon administration is seeking to resume the inter-Korean projects, particularly the joint industrial park, as a catalyst for the North’s denuclearization rather than a step to be taken after a significant progress is made. But it would prove practically impossible to bypass sanctions imposed by a...
  • 'Women of the GULAG' shortlisted for Oscar nomination. Why isn't Russian film industry happy?

    01/21/2019 2:41:08 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 27 replies
    Moscow Times ^ | Jan 21, 2019
    On Jan. 22, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Academy will announce the five short documentary films up for the Oscar. Among the shortlisted films is the documentary “Women of the Gulag” by Russian-American director, Marianna Yarovskaya. It is the first time in the 91 years of the Oscar’s history that a woman director from Russia is so close to getting such prestigious award. Yarovskaya´s documentary film centers on the memories of six remarkable women survivors of the Gulag. Now in their eighties and nineties, they were sentenced to Soviet forced labor camps during the Stalin era. But...
  • Emin Agalarov, Russian singer linked to Trump family, cancels upcoming North American tour

    01/21/2019 1:42:38 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | January 21, 2019 | By Anna Schecter (D) and Keir Simmons (D)
    Emin Agalarov, the Russian pop star who is said to have helped arrange Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with a Kremlin-linked Russian lawyer at Trump Tower during the 2016 campaign, said Monday he has been forced to cancel his tour of the United States and Canada "due to circumstances beyond [his] control." In a video on Facebook, Agalarov claimed he had nixed the upcoming tour "against his will." His lawyer said in a telephone interview with NBC News that he doesn't want his client coming to America under fear of being held under a material witness warrant. Agalarov had been scheduled...
  • In rare move, Israel announces attack on Iran in Syria

    01/21/2019 6:35:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/21/2019 | Rick Moran
    The undeclared war between Israel and Iran is heating up as, in a nearly unprecedented move, the Israeli government announced it had struck Iranian targets in Syria. Iranian troops belong to the Quds Force were hit along with targets near the Damascus airport. We have started striking Iranian Quds targets in Syrian territory. We warn the Syrian Armed Forces against attempting to harm Israeli forces or territory. The Quds Force is an elite unit of Iran's Revolutionary Guards that operates almost exclusively on foreign soil. Iran deployed the Quds Force to work closely with the Lebanese terrorist group Hezb'allah,...
  • Amir Tsarfati on the escalation in the Middle East

    01/21/2019 7:56:24 AM PST · by firebrand · 6 replies
    Behold Israel YouTube Channel ^ | Jan. 20, 2019 | Amir Tsarfati
    A report on yesterday's escalation of the battle in Syria. Israel struck during the day for tactical reasons, and also acknowledged their action---two things that are unusual. There was also an unprecedented attack by the Iranian militias on a civilian target in Israel, which was countered by the Iron Dome with no casualties. Important news on the two nations south of Israel---Sudan and Libya---that are mentioned in the Bible as participating in the Ezekiel war. Amir followed up today with another video telling of an Iran general's promise to destroy Israel, and why we should not let it worry us....
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Sunday Night-Monday Morning 1/20/2019-1/21/2019

    01/21/2019 12:01:31 AM PST · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 1/20/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    Good Morning.... Israel on the attack in Syria, first a mid-day strike on a southeastern Damascus airport.... The next installment of Qatari Arab cash is on its way to Gaza...... Israeli politics and a Likud party member Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely challenging one of the leaders of the "New Right" Party Education Minister Naftali Bennett...... The womens marches of Yellow Vests in France Sunday.... In the African nation of Zimbabwe last week widespread street demonstrations against the high price of fuel said to be the highest in all of Africa lead to a government crackdown with live ammunition.... Meanwhile...
  • Israel Launches Two Waves Of Attacks On Syria, Says Iranian Targets Hit

    01/20/2019 9:41:15 PM PST · by Nextrush · 42 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 1/20/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    There were expectations of a stronger Israeli response following the air attack on a Damascus airport mid-day Sunday and the missile launches at the Golan Heights in retaliation. And it came just after 1 am local time early Monday with a series of air attacks on targets in Syria that Israel says are Iranian with Israel acknowledging it also hit Syrian air defenses.....
  • Italy's Silvio Berlusconi Is Back After Announcing His Candidacy for European Parliament

    01/20/2019 8:39:20 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    Time ^ | January 17, 2019 | Nicole Winfield / AP
    The three-time Italian premier, who has made a career out of rebounding from legal woes, personal scandal, heart trouble and political setbacks, is running for the European Parliament in May elections. The 82-year-old Berlusconi announced his candidacy with his center-right Forza Italia party Thursday in Sardinia. He said he wanted to “bring my voice to a Europe that should change, a Europe that has lost profound thinking about the world.” Berlusconi had been barred from running for public office for nearly five years due to a tax fraud conviction. Citing his good conduct, a court last year ruled that he...
  • Israeli Missiles Fall on Damascus; Syrian Forces Retaliate

    01/20/2019 4:24:58 PM PST · by McGruff · 17 replies
    Breaking 911 ^ | January 20, 2019
    The Israeli Defence Forces on Sunday confirmed that its missiles are “currently targeting Iranian Quds in Syrian territory” just before midnight local time as reports from the Syrian News Agency confirms massive explosions in capital Damascus. “We warn the Syrian Armed Forces against attempting to harm Israeli forces or territory,” the statement released by the IDF said. It marks the first time Israel has confirmed they are striking Iranian targets in Syria and that it is happening in real time. There have been unconfirmed reports since that Syrian forces are engaging with their weaponry by the Golan Heights — a...
  • Turkey demands life imprisonment for US Consulate employee

    01/20/2019 1:44:53 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 26 replies
    Kurdistan 24 (K24) ^ | 2 hours ago | Rawa Barwari
    ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – Turkish prosecutors demand aggravated life imprisonment for a local US Consulate employee, Metin Topuz, who they charge with espionage for a foreign nation, membership in a terrorist organization, and participation in conspiracies to overthrow the government of Turkey.Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Parliament Speaker Binali Yildirim, former ministers Ali Babacan, Muammer Guler, and Zafer Caglayan – the last two themselves targets of a high-level corruption investigation in 2013 – and former Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag are among 30 officials who claimed victimhood and are plaintiffs in an indictment released this weekend against Topuz.The Turkish national who...
  • A great shaking[charismatic caucus]

    01/20/2019 1:34:13 PM PST · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    A GREAT SHAKING IS ABOUT TO OCCUR TO OPEN ALL EYES I see The Lord Jesus standing in the courts with a Scroll in His left hand and a standard or sceptor in His right hand , and I hear Him saying " What I AM about to do will shake the hearts of all mankind and open their eyes to their True Lord God And Savior for The Earth is about to shudder as its Axis is altered changing it's coarse and balance . So watch now as even your days and nights shall be adjusted from where they...
  • Syria Breaking: Israeli Attack On Airport In Damascus..Missiles Fired At Golan From Syria

    01/20/2019 10:02:53 AM PST · by Nextrush · 27 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 1/20/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    The Israeli Air Force launched a strike from over the Mediterranean Sea aimed at the Duwali International Airport in southeast Damascus today. The strike coincided with the arrival of an Iranian airliner which turned around instead of landing. Seven missiles were reported downed by the Syrian air defenses with missiles seen in the skies over the Golan Heights. Links below..... Russia's National Defense Management Center says seven Israeli missiles were successfully intercepted by Syrian air defenses and there was no damage at the airport targeted. The attack occurred at 5:32am Eastern Time US this morning, 1232pm Damascus time. The Israel...
  • Russia to Create Backup Manned Vehicle for Moon Flights Without NASA Funding

    01/20/2019 6:55:31 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 4 replies
    Sputnik News ^ | 05:10 20.01.2019
    Russia's State Space Corporation Roscosmos chief Dmitry Rogozin has said that NASA had asked Roscosmos to create a lunar version of the Soyuz spacecraft as a backup manned space transport system for flights to the Moon. A senior Russian space industry source told Sputnik that Moscow will develop an ugraded Soyuz version at its own expense, and no funding from NASA is expected. To ensure the capability of the Soyuz spacecraft to fly to the Moon, an accelerating unit and a new thermal protection that will allow the ship to return to the Earth’s atmosphere at the second cosmic velocity...
  • US senator says Saudi crown prince must be 'dealt with' over Khashoggi murder

    01/20/2019 1:34:55 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 52 replies
    Yahoo "news" ^ | January 19, 2019 | AFP
    A key US senator on Saturday said the Saudi crown prince was responsible for Jamal Khashoggi's murder and must be "dealt with", as he threatened new sanctions. Republican Lindsey Graham, an influential ally of President Donald Trump, has previously said that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was complicit in the grisly killing of Washington Post contributor Khashoggi in October. "I have concluded that the relationship between Saudi Arabia and the United States cannot move forward until MBS has been dealt with," Graham said, using the initials for the crown prince. Graham also threatened new sanctions against those suspected of involvement...