Wednesday, February 21, 2024

NEWS SUMMARY-INTELLIGENCE REPORT WEDNESDAY 2/21/2024 SPANISH FARMERS BRING PROTEST INTO MADRID, UK HOUSE OF COMMONS DEBATES GAZA CEASEFIRE, BRITISH WOMAN TESTIFIES IN GANG RAPE CASE INVOLVING ISRAELI MEN

 



                             (SERVICE WHEN ABLE THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING)




500 TRACTORS MOVED INTO MADRID TODAY AS THE SPANISH FARMERS PROTESTS CONTINUE.



FIVE CONVOYS OF TRACTORS LEADING TO TRAFFIC DELAYS IN THE SPANISH CAPITAL.



A PROTEST RALLY OUTSIDE SPAIN'S MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE.


SPANISH PRIME MINISTER PEDRO SANCHEZ OF THE SOCIALIST PARTY SAYING HE IS SEEKING RELIEF FROM THE EUROPEAN UNION...RTVE SPAIN BLOG (TRANSLATION PROMPT)




THE FRENCH PRIME MINISTER TRYING TO MOLLIFY PROTESTING FARMERS TODAY SAYING FRANCE IS COMMITTED TO 'AGRICULTURAL AND FOOD SOVEREIGNTY'.


HIS COMMENTS COME AHEAD OF A MAJOR FARMING SHOW WEEKEND EXPECTED TO BE A LIGHTNING ROD FOR PROTEST...BFM-TV FRANCE (TRANSLATION PROMPT)



A former London police constable convicted of ten counts of rape including three of a child under the age of 13.


Cliff Mitchell served with the Metropolitan Police when some of the rapes occurred.



He was fired from the police force in 2023, the Met Police conducted a rape probe of Mitchell in 2017 but no further action was taken...BBC NEWS


IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS INTENSE DEBATE OVER THE ISRAEL-HAMAS WAR WITH THREE COMPETING RESOLUTIONS.



AN AMENDMENT FROM THE OPPOSITION SCOTTISH NATIONAL PARTY CALLS FOR AN IMMEDIATE CEASE-FIRE.




ANOTHER FROM THE MAIN OPPOSITION LABOR PARTY SPEAKS OF AN 'IMMEDIATE HUMANITARIAN CEASE-FIRE'.




THE GOVERNING CONSERVATIVE PARTY'S RESOLUTION SPEAKS OF A 'HUMANITARIAN PAUSE'...BBC NEWS BLOG




The markets today.


At 1220 pm New York Time the Dow lower, the NASDAQ sharply lower and price of oil rising just over 77 dollars 90 cents a barrel...MARKETWATCH





A WOMAN AND A CHILD REPORTED KILLED IN AN ISRAEI AIRSTRIKE ON SOUTHERN LEBANON TODAY...TIMES OF ISRAEL


An explosion and flash reported in Red Sea waters west of Yemen early this morning (0027 UTC, GMT) 727 pm last night Eastern US Time.


These waters the same where a warning was given hours ago (later in the summary) regarding drone activity and the possibility of loitering munitions being used...UK MARITIME TRADE OPERATIONS "X"



A SERIES OF ISRAELI AIRSTRIKES ON DAMASCUS TODAY.   AT LEAST TWO ARE REPORTED KILLED IN THE STRIKES ON THE SYRIAN CAPITAL...TASS RUSSIA





In Spain prosecutors trying to get the former Catalan President Carlos Puigdemont defined as a "terrorist".



This would prevent Puigdemont from being covered under an amnesty for Catalan independence advocates charged with sedition after an independence referendum.



The prosecutors assert that Puigdemont was the leader of the group that engaged in "violent riots" following conviction of Catalan leaders in a Spanish court for seeking independence...NOS NETHERLANDS (TRANSLATION PROMPT)



A WARNING TO MERCHANT VESSELS IN THE RED SEA OFF THE COAST OF YEMEN ABOUT DRONE ACTIVITY.


THE ROYAL NAVY'S UK MARITIME TRADE OPERATIONS ASKING FOR REPORTS FROM MERCHANT VESSELS ON ANY SIGHTINGS OF DRONES.


THE WARNING ALSO REFERENCING MERCHANT SHIPPING INDUSTRY GUIDANCE REGARDING LOITERING MUNITIONS...UK MARITIME TRADE OPERATIONS "X"




In a courtroom in Cyprus a 20-year-old British woman testifying about an alleged gang-rape by five Israeli men last September 2.



The testimony being kept secret described as too horrific to report.



A doctor has already testified that the woman was bleeding profusely after the alleged attack.



The British Foreign Office said to be paying close attention to the case which bears resemblance to another case when a 21-year-old British woman accused 12 Israeli teenagers of rape in Cyprus but ended up being charged and convicted of lying.



Her conviction later quashed...DAILY MIRROR UK




IN THE NEXT FOUR WEEKS IRAN WILL CONDUCT NAVAL EXERCISES INVOLVING A DOZEN COUNTRIES.



REAR ADMIRAL SHAHRAM IRANI SAYS IRAN'S NAVY IS INCREASING ITS CAPACITY PROTECTING MERCHANT VESSELS AND OIL TANKERS ASSOCIATED WITH IRAN.



IRAN HAD ANNOUNCED PREVIOUSLY THAT CHINA AND RUSSIA WOULD BE INVOLVED IN THE UPCOMING MANUEVERS.



IRAN HAS ALSO CONDUCTED NAVAL EXERCISES WITH PAKISTAN IN RECENT YEARS...MEHR NEWS AGENCY IRAN






               THE ISRAEL-HAMAS WAR

                                             (UPDATED WHEN ABLE)




         HEAVY FIGHTING IN NORTHERN GAZA TODAY


            MAARIV ISRAEL (TRANSLATION PROMPT)




                             ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS





                                      TIMES OF ISRAEL




An Israeli soldier killed with heavy fighting reported in northern Gaza today...TIMES OF ISRAEL





In other news...




"Fiji's voice to the world is hostage to a demented few who are hellbent on destroying our national reputation"


THE FORMER PRIME MINISTER OF FIJI FRANK BAINIMARAMA IS UPSET THAT THE CURRENT GOVERNMENT IS ARGUING IN SUPPORT OF ISRAEL AT THE INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE.



BAINIMARAMA SAYS THE GOVERNMENT'S DECISION CONTRADICTS FIJI'S REPUTATION AS A NEUTRAL, PEACEKEEPING NATION AND THE PRINCIPLE OF DECOLONIZATION...RADIO NEW ZEALAND






    THE UKRAINE WAR AGAINST RUSSIA

                                               (UPDATED WHEN ABLE)




RUSSIA CLAIMS SUCCESS ON AVDIIVKA BATTLEFIELD



                    TASS RUSSIA ENGLISH NEWS FEED





          RIA NOVOSTI RUSSIA (TRANSLATION PROMPT)






Russia's Defense Ministry says 450 Ukrainian fighters were 'eliminated' in the last day in the Avdiivka area.  


Material losses for the Ukrainians also reported with Russian forces gaining better positions on the battlefield...TASS RUSSIA










In other news...




The CEO of the Woolworths Group, a major retailer and grocery store chain in Australia and New Zealand, leaving his job after walking out on an investigative interview by ABC News in Australia.



The "Four Corners" show pressuring Brad Banducci over higher prices in the company's Woolworths and Countdown stores.



Banducci retiring effective September 1st.


Amanda Bardwell from the company's ecommerce division moving into the CEO slot.


Chairman Scott Perkins saying Brad Banducci has been "one of the finest leaders" of the company turning it around...ONE NEWS NEW ZEALAND (VIDEO EMBED)


















Tuesday, February 20, 2024

NEWS SUMMARY-INTELLIGENCE REPORT TUESDAY 2/20/2024 ATTACKS ON US SYRIA BASE, LINDSEY GRAHAM MAKES RUSSIAN TERORRISM REGISTRY, US VETO OF GAZA CEASE-FIRE-RESOLUTION, FINAL EXTRADITION HEARING FOR ASSANGE, ISRAEL IMPORTS GOODS VIA SAUDI ARABIA

 


                        (SERVICE WHEN ABLE THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING)





                LATE NEWS TONIGHT:





The latest on the Baby Cyrus Anderson case and the pursuit of Ammon Bundy by Idaho medical conglomerate St. Luke's Hospital.



St. Luke's continuing to work in the court system to seize Ammon Bundy's business assets after taking his personal assets and pursing family members assets.



Bundy and Diego Rodriguez, grandfather of Baby Cyrus, slapped with a 52 million dollars judgement they were accused and convicted of defamation in a civil case.



Both targeted for speaking out about the seizure of the child in March of 2022 by police and Child Protective Services.   The child treated at St. Luke's Hospital by St. Luke's employees.


Late the child returned to his parents all have since fled to Florida.


Ammon Bundy posting two videos today updating his current attempts to make a living under the intense legal assault...







                   SECOND AMMON BUNDY VIDEO 2/20/2024






THE PENTAGON NOW CONFIRMING THE SHOOT DOWN OF A US AIR FORCE DRONE BY THE HOUTHI FORCES IN YEMEN.


THIS IS A SECOND TIME A US DRONE WAS DOWNED BY THE YEMENI FORCES IN THE LAST THEEE MONTHS...ABC NEWS USA





THE US DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE SELLING THE NOTION THAT ONE OF ITS FORMER INFORMANTS GOT INCRIMINATING INFORMATION REGARDING HUNTER BIDEN'S BUSINESS ACTIVITIES IN UKRAINE FROM RUSSIA.



IT APPPEARS TO BE PART OF A CAMPAIGN TO DISCREDIT THE DOJ'S OWN PROSECUTION OF HUNTER BIDEN AND ATTEMPTS TO IMPEACH JOE BIDEN BY REPBULICANS IN CONGRESS...THE INDEPENDENT UK





In an interview with Blaze TV Tucker Carlson saying he was being pursued by the US National Security Agency ahead of his interview with Russian President Vladimir Putin.



Carlson speaking about calls from reporters for the New York Times and other outlets aimed at him and close associates asking about a Putin interview.



Those reporters baited by US intelligence to pursue Carlson in an attempt to disrupt the interview with Putin...RIA NOVOSTI RUSSIA (TRANSLATION PROMPT)




FOR THE FIRST TIME IN DAYS TWO ATTACKS ON A US BASE IN SYRIA.



DRONES USED TO ATTACK THE BASE AT THE CONOCO NATURAL GAS FIELD NORTH OF DEIR EZZOR CITY IN EASTERN SYRIA.



NO CAUSALTIES REPORTED WITH US AIR DEFENSES TAKING OUT THE DRONES THAT ATTACKED TODAY...SYRIAN OBSERVATORY FOR HUMAN RIGHTS






US politics today Nikki Haley insisting she will continue to challenge President Donald Trump for the Republican Presidential Nomination...FREE REPUBLIC POST-NBC NEWS STORY-DISCUSSION...



Meanwhile two polls in the state where Nikki Haley was Governor show President Donald Trump with a wide lead ahead of this coming Saturday's primary.   


Democrats can vote in that primary and may distort the final results.



Other national polling by Rasmussen showing President Donald Trump leading Joe Biden by a six-percentage point margin in either a two-way race or a multi-candidate field.



Here in Pennsylvania incumbent Democrat US Senator Bob Casey Jr. with a 49-39 percent lead over Republican Dave McCormick in a poll done by The Hill and Emerson.


That same poll shows President Trump leading the Presidential contest...REAL CLEAR POLLING LATEST POLLS




Polish farmers protesting on the border with Ukraine today.



The farmers objecting to the European Union allowing import of cheap Ukrainian food into Poland...






The one-day protest said to have included signs calling on Russian President Vladimir Putin to restore order with the European, Polish and Ukrainian rulers...RIA NOVOSTI RUSSIA (TRANSLATION PROMPT)




US SENATOR LINDSEY GRAHAM PUT ON A RUSSIAN TERRORISM REGISTRY.


THE RUSSIAN FINANCIAL WATCHDOG MAINTAINS THIS LIST OF TERRORISTS AND EXTEMISTS.



THE SOUTH CAROLINA REPUBLICAN SENATOR MAKING THIS LIST OVER HIS COMMENTS LAST YEAR DURING A VISIT TO UKRAINE.



GRAHAM SPEAKING OF 'RUSSIANS DYING' BEING 'THE BEST MONEY THE US HAS EVER SPENT'...TASS RUSSIA




France's Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin upset that National Rally President and Member of European Parliament Jordan Bardella received a medal from an elite police unit.


Visiting southeastern France Bardella was given the medal at the barracks of a company of the CRS riot police.   Presenting the medal the commander of the unit Jean-Marc Cortes.



Mr. Bardella is campaigning ahead of the European Parliament elections in June.   He said he is a collector of medals. 




Minister Darmanin ordering the opening of an administrative report over the medal presentation...(Radio Monte Carlo-BFM-TV France)...RMC-BFM-TV FRANCE



(UPDATED) THE YEMENI GOVERNMENT (HOUTHI) SAYS ITS ATTACKED US WARSHIPS OFF ITS COAST TODAY.


ITS ALSO CLAIMED THAT A MERCHANT VESSEL WAS ATTACKED AS WELL AS THE SOUTHERN ISRAELI PORT OF EILAT...MEHR NEWS AGENCY IRAN...PRESS TV IRAN...


THE US CENTRAL COMMAND REPORTING TWO MERCHANT VESSELS STRUCK BY THE HOUTHIS YESTERDAY.


EARLY THIS MORNING A MISSILE AIMED AT THE DESTROYER USS LABOON SHOT DOWN.


OTHER DETAILS OF MILITARY ACTION YESTERDAY IN THIS NEWS RELEASE...US CENTRAL COMMAND "X"



The markets today. 




The Dow Jones Industrial Average went down 64.19 points.




The NASDAQ dropped 144.87 points or .92 percent.



In New York the price of oil went down 78 dollars 27 cents a barrel dropping 92 cents...MARKETWATCH




THE US TODAY VETOED A UN SECURITY COUNCIL RESOLUTION CALLING FOR AN IMMEDIATE CEASE-FIRE IN GAZA.


THE VOTE 13-1 THE US ALONE IN OPPOSITION WITH THE UK ABSTAINING...ASSOCIATED PRESS-TIMES OF ISRAEL




South Korean exports to Russia will be restricted as of this Saturday (February 24th).    


682 items on the sanctions list.




Those items said to be of possible military use by Russia...TASS RUSSIA




JULIAN ASSANGE EXTRADITION HEARING

                                         (UPDATED WHEN ABLE)



Today in London the final extradition hearing for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.



Assange facing extradition to the United States where he's charged in connection to revelations about the conduct of the US military on the post 9/11 battlefields of Afghanistan and Iraq.


Mr. Assange unable to participate in the hearing in person or by video link due to his health.


Lawyers for Mr. Assange telling the court that he is a journalist and a whistleblower not a spy or a traitor.


Assange's defense warning that the US could impose death penalty charges against him following extradition to the US...


                    WIKILEAKS TWITTER




                         BBC NEWS BLOG





AUSTRALIA PLANNING A MAJOR EXPANSION OF ITS NAVY IN THE AFTERMATH OF JOINING A MILITARY ALLIANCE WITH THE US AND UK.



THE NUMBER OF COMBAT READY WARSHIPS GOING FROM 11 TO 26 WITH SIX SHIPS TO BE 'OPTIONALLY CREWED'.



THE COST OF THE NAVAL REVAMP 11 BILLION DOLLARS (7.18 BILLION US)...ABC NEWS AUSTRALIA



The Houthi forces in Yemen shutting down the Red Sea to ships headed for Israel but Israel has found another way to get goods from India.



Ships carrying cargo to the United Arab Emirates, then trucks move it through Saudi Arabia and Jordan to Israel.



Israel's Transport Minister Miri Regev explaining in a video presentation...



RAVI NAIR "X" (VIDEO EMBED WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES)




            THE ISRAEL-HAMAS WAR

                                                  (UPDATED WHEN ABLE)




           MAARIV ISRAEL (TRANSLATION PROMPT)





                              ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS





                                        TIMES OF ISRAEL




In other news...




In Pakistan independent candidates of jailed former Prime Minister Imran Khan's banned PTI Party joining a Sunni Muslim religious party.



The alliance with the Ittehad Council Political Party an effort to form a new government...INDIA TODAY












   THE UKRAINE WAR AGAINST RUSSIA

                                             (UPDATED WHEN ABLE)



                  TASS RUSSIA ENGLISH NEWS FEED




       RIA NOVOSTI RUSSIA (TRANSLATION PROMPT)









In other news....





THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCING 1.5 BILLION DOLLARS WORTH OF SUPPORT FOR COMPUTER-CHIP MAKER GLOBAL FOUNDRIES (GF).


THE SUPPORT TO HELP GF BUILD A NEW FACILITY AND EXPAND EXISTING SEMICONDUCTOR FACILITIES IN NEW YORK AND VERMONT.


THIS IS PART OF EFFORTS TO PROMOTE SEMICONDUCTOR MANAUFACTURING IN THE US IN THE NAME OF ECONOMIC COMPETITIVENESS AND NATIONAL SECURITY...YONHAP NEWS AGENCY SOUTH KOREA




North Korean ruler Kim Jong-Un presented with a new Russian-made car by Russia's President Vladimir Putin.


Kim's sister Kim Yo-Jong on hand for the ceremony presenting the vehicle.



No information on the made or model of the vehicle but TASS in Russia reports that the North Korean ruler looked an Aurus luxury car during a visit to Russia in September...TASS RUSSIA

Monday, February 19, 2024

NEWS SUMMARY-INTELLIGENCE REPORT MONDAY 2/19/2024 US DRONE CRASH OFF YEMEN HOUTHIS CLAIM HIT, TALK OF LONG-RANGE BALLISTIC MISSILES FOR UKRAINE, ISRAEL MAKES MARCH 10TH KEY DATE, ERITREAN GOV'T MAY BE CREATING VIOLENCE IN OTHER NATIONS

 


                             (SERVICE WHEN ABLE THROUGH MONDAY EVENING)



                LATE NEWS TONIGHT:




IN MIAMI A FEDERAL JUDGE WITH A REPORT INDICTING THE WIDOW OF THE ASSASSINATED PRESIDENT OF HAITI AND OTHER TOP OFFICIALS IN CONNECTION WITH JOVENEL MOISE'S DEATH.


FORMER PRIME MINISTER CLAUDE JOSEPH AND FORMER NATIONAL POLICE CHIEF LEON CHARLES ALSO ACCUSED.



CHARLES NOW HAITI'S REPRESENTATIVE TO THE ORGANIZATION OF AMERICAN STATES.



IN ALL 50 PEOPLE WERE INDICTED IN THE 122 PAGE REPORT...ASSOCIATED PRESS-VOICE OF AMERICA




A Ukrainian drone was downed over the Bryansk Region of Russia late tonight...RIA NOVOSTI RUSSIA (TRANSLATION PROMPT)



A US AIR FORCE DRONE CRASHED IN THE SOUTHERN RED SEA OFF YEMEN LAST NIGHT.


NO OFFICIAL CAUSE YET BUT IS BELIEVED RELATED  TO A SHOOT-DOWN ATTEMPT USING A SURFACE TO AIR MISSILE...OSINT DEFENDER "X"...


MEANWHILE THE HOUTHIS IN YEMEN CLAIM TO HAVE STRUCK THE DRONE...PRESS TV...


VIDEO ALSO RELEASED BY THE HOUTHI FORCES..."X" SOCIAL MEDIA (VIDEO EMBED)



...MORE INCIDENTS REPORTED IN THE RED SEA AREA NEAR YEMEN THIS EVENING.


ONE INVOLVED THE APPROACH OF TWO DRONES TO A MERCHANT VESSEL OFF THE COAST OF SOUTHERN SAUDI ARABIA IN THE RED SEA...UK MARITIME TRADE OPERATIONS "X"...



THE OTHER CALLED AN 'ATTACK' AND AN 'INCIDENT' NORTH OF DJIBOUTI IN WATER OFF THE COAST OF YEMEN...UK MARITIME TRADE OPERATIONS "X"...THE INCIDENT LATER DESCRIBED AS A DRONE STRIKING A SHIP WITH SUPERFICIAL DAMAGE...UK MARITIME TRADE OPERATIONS "X"



YEMEN'S HOUTHIS CLAIMING ATTACKS ON TWO US MERCHANT VESSELS IN THE GULF OF TODAY...REUTERS-JERUSALEM POST...



A SECURITY FIRM HAS CONFIRMED THAT ONE OF THOSE VESSELS WAS ATTACKED...(News Agencies)...AN EARLIER POST FROM UK MARITIME TRADE OPERATIONS REPORTING AN ATTACK ON ONE MERCHANT VESSEL AS WELL.



More on Yemen later in the summary...




CHINA'S COAST GUARD STEPPING UP LAW ENFORCEMENT ACTIVITY JUST OFF THE COAST OF THE MAINLAND NEAR ISLANDS MILITARIZED BY TAIWAN WITH US SPECIAL FORCES PRESENT.


A TOURIST BOAT STOPPED AND BFIEFLY BOARDED BY THE CHINESE COAST GUARD NEAR THE KINMEN ISLANDS.



CHINA ANNOUNCING A TOUGHER STANCE IN THE AREA OVER THE WEEKEND FOLLOWING THE DEATHS OF TWO CHINESE FISHERMEN IN AN ALTERCATION WITH TAIWAN'S COAST GUARD LAST WEEK...FOX NEWS



ISRAELI STRIKES ON SOUTH LEBANON TODAY...HADI NASRALLAH "X" (VIDEO EMBED)


A Russian lawmaker claims bodies of soldiers fighting for Ukraine in the recently taken town of Avdiivka include NATO soldiers disguised as mercenaries.



Viktor Vodolatsky mentioning soldiers of France, Poland and Germany among other NATO countries.


He says that NATO countries send the soldiers to Ukraine to gain combat experience...TASS RUSSIA



The European Union launching a probe of Chinese owned social media app TikTok.


The EU's top internet regulating official Thierry Breton saying TikTok must comply with rules and protect children...NOS NETHERLANDS





BRAZILIAN PRESIDENT LULA RECALLING BRAZIL'S AMBASSADOR TO ISRAEL HOME FOR CONSULTATIONS.



THIS AS ISRAEL DEMANDS AN APOLOGY FROM MR. LULA AND HAS DECLARED HIM PERSONA NON GRATA IN ISRAEL.


THIS OVER THE BRAZILIAN PRESIDENT'S COMMENTS COMPARING ISRAEL'S OPERATIONS IN GAZA TO GENOCIDE AND THE ACTIONS OF ADOLF HITLER DURING WORLD WAR II...TIMES OF ISRAEL...SBT NEWS BRAZIL (TRANSLATION PROMPT)...




"Israel is putting itself in the conditions of increasing isolation"


Those words from a foreign policy advisor to the Brazilians President saying Mr. Lula will not apologize for his comments...TASS RUSSIA




The markets today.


At 234 pm New York Time the price of oil rising above 79 dollars and 30 cents a barrel...MARKETWATCH



THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION HOPING TO PROVIDE LONG RANGE BALLISTIC MISSILES TO UKRAINE IF CONGRESS APPROVES MORE FUNDING.


THE ATACMS MISSILES ALREADY PROVIDED TO UKRAINE IN THEIR 'MEDIUM RANGE' FORM. 



OFFICIALS TELLING NBC NEWS US ALLIES MAY BE USED TO SEND THE LONG-RANGE ATACMS MISSILES TO UKRAINE...NBC NEWS



AN ATTACK ON A MERCHANT VESSEL IN THE GULF OF ADEN OFF THE COAST OF YEMEN TODAY.


TWO EXPLOSIONS REPORTED CLOSE TO THE VESSEL...ROYAL NAVAL UK MARITIME TRADE OPERATIONS "X" 








           FRENCH FARMERS PROTEST IN MARSEILLE TODAY  2/19/2024


In Marseille French farmers continuing their protests for more support from the government including a cutback on cheap foreign imports of agricultural products.



The government of President Emmauel Macron made promises several weeks ago, but the protesters want to see action in connection with those promises ahead of a major agricultural show in France this coming weekend...(Information from BFM-TV used in connection with this story)





AT THE INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE IN THE HAGUE THE HEARINGS ON ISRAELI POLICY REGARDING THE PALESTINIANS BEGAN TODAY.



THE PALESTINIAN FOREIGN MINISTER SAYING THE COURT MUST RULE AGAINST ISRAELI RULE IN JUDEA AND SAMARIA (THE WEST BANK) AND GAZA.


THIS CASE STARTED BEFORE THE CURRENT CONFLICT BEGAN AND IS NOT RELATED TO THE GENOCIDE ACCUSATION BEFORE THE COURT IN CONNECTION WITH THE MILITARY OPERATIONS IN GAZA FOLLOWING THE BRUTAL HAMAS ATTACK ON ISRAEL LAST OCTOBER 7TH...FOX NEWS





The "Washington Post" reporting that Iran is urging its allies in Iraq, Syria and Lebanon not to provoke the US and Israel to escalation of the conflict in the Middle East...TASS RUSSIA




DEADLINE FOR ISRAELI OFFENSIVE IN SOUTHERN GAZA CONICIDES WITH RAMADAN RESTRICTIONS THAT MAY INCITE MUSLIM VIOLENCE

                                          (NEWS, COMMENT, ANALYSIS)



ISRAELI WAR CABINET MINISTER BENNY GANTZ SETTING A MARCH 10TH DEADLINE FOR RELEASE OF HOSTAGES IN GAZA.


GANTZ SAYING THERE WILL BE AN OFFENSIVE INTO THE SOUTHERN GAZA CITY OF RAFAH IF THEY ARE NOT FREED...BBC NEWS...


ON SUNDAY NEWS LEAKED OUT SAYING THAT ON MARCH 10TH WHEN THE HOLY MONTH RAMADAN BEGINS ACCESS TO THE TEMPLE MOUNT (AL AQSA MOSQUE) IN JERUSALEM WOULD BE RESTRICTED.



ISRAEL ONLY ALLOWING PALESTINIAN MUSLIMS OVER THE AGE OF 60 AND UNDER THE AGE OF 10 TO ENTER.


RESTRICTIONS ALSO SAID TO BE APPLYING TO ARAB CITIZENS OF ISRAEL CAUSING A POLITICAL CONTROVERSY INSIDE ISRAEL.



 THE RESTRICTIONS LIKELY TO RAISE TENSIONS AND INCITE VIOLENCE AGAINST ISRAEL FROM ITS ENEMIES.


VIOLENCE THAT COULD SERVE TO TRIGGER A WIDER WAR IN THE MIDDLE EAST...


                  TIMES OF ISRAEL NEWS STORY




A DUTCH ACADEMIC CALLING FOR A PROBE AFTER WEEKEND RIOTING IN THE HAGUE INVOLVING SUPPORTERS AND OPPONENTS OF THE ERITREAN GOVERNMENT.



EIGHT POLICE OFFICERS HURT WITH 13 ARRESTS MADE.



PROFESSOR MIRJAM VAN REISEN IS AN EXPERT ON THE NORTHEASTERN AFRICAN NATION OF ERITREA.


VAN REISEN SUGGESTS THE DICTATORSHIP RULING ERITREA MAY BE STAGING VIOLENCE AT CULTURAL EVENTS OVERSEAS SO OPPONENTS OF THE GOVERNMENT WILL BE DEPORTED BACK HOME.


RIOTING HAS BEEN SYNONYMOUS WITH CULTURAL EVENTS INVOLVING ERITREANS ALL OVER THE WORLD IN THE LAST YEAR IN CANADA, ISRAEL AND SWEDEN AMONG OTHER PLACES.



THERE WAS ALSO VIOLENCE SURROUNDING AN ERITREAN CULTURAL EVENT IN CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA ON SATURDAY.    EIGHT WERE ARRESTED...NOS NETHERLANDS (TRANSLATION PROMPT)




             THE ISRAEL-HAMAS WAR

                                                      (UPDATED WHEN ABLE)



    70 PALESTINIANS KILLED IN ISRAELI AIRSTRIKES



          MAARIV ISRAEL (TRANSLATION PROMPT)




                            ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS





                                    TIMES OF ISRAEL



70 Palestinians killed in Israeli attacks early Monday morning in Gaza...TASS RUSSIA






In other news...





New Zealand's  Prime Minister Chrstopher Luxon of the National Party forced to flee the "Big Gay Out" Festival in Auckland Sunday.


Luxon confronted by protesters both Transgender Rights activists and supporters of the Palestinians.


At one point Luxon had a protester shouting into his face.



He was heckled with "Free Palestine" and "Blood on your hands".



Mr. Luxon's government slammed because one of its junior partners the populist New Zealand First party was able to get "gender ideology" out of school curriculum...ONE NEW ZEALAND







    THE UKRAINE WAR AGAINST RUSSIA

                                                         (UPDATED WHEN ABLE)




TWO UKRIAINIAN DRONES DOWNED IN SOUTHWESTERN BELGOROD REGION



                  TASS RUSSIA ENGLISH NEWS FEED




       RIA NOVOSTI RUSSIA (TRANSLATION PROMPT)




Russian air defenses in the southwestern Belgorod Region downing two drones...TASS RUSSIA





Sunday, February 18, 2024

NEWS SUMMARY-INTELLIGENCE REPORT SUNDAY 2/18/2024 NEWSDUMP WEEKEND CREW ABANDONS SHIP ON FIRE AFTER ATTACK OFF YEMEN, EXPECTED NATO LEADER URGES END TO TRUMP CRITICISM, CHINA WARNS FOLLOWING FISHERMEN DEATHS, A 'PATRIOT FRONT' REBRAND?

 




(SERVICE WHEN ABLE THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING WITH FINAL POSTING 11-1130 PM EASTERN US TIME)



Disturbances involving Eritreans in North Carolina and the Netherlands this weekend but first...



                LATE NEWS TONIGHT:




IN THE MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL SUBURB OF BURNSVILLE TWO POLICE OFFICERS AND A FIREFIGHTER KILLED EARLY THIS MORNING.


THEY WERE RESPONDING TO A DOMESTIC DISPUTE RIGHT BEFORE 2 AM LOCAL TIME.


ALL THREE SHOT ALONG WITH ANOTHER OFFICER WHO WAS WOUNDED.


THE SUSPECT WAS SHOT AND KILLED...ANI NEWS INDIA




In Papua New Guinea tribal warfare at least 64 massacred in an ambush in Enga Province.


Authorities loading bodies of the victims onto a police truck...ABC NEWS AUSTRALIA



(UPDATED) THE CREW OF A MERCHANT VESSEL ABANDONED SHIP LATE TONIGHT FOLLOWING AN ATTACK OFF THE COAST OF YEMEN.  


MILITARY FORCES ARE PROVIDING ASSISTANCE TO THE VESSEL IDENTIFIED AS BRITISH REGISTERED AND LEBANESE OPERATED.


A FIRE BURNING ABOARD THE "M/V RUBYMAR"...ROYAL NAVY UK MARITIME TRADE OPERATIONS THIRD UPDATE "X"...ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS...OSINT DEFENDER "X"


EARLIER AN EXPLOSION REPORTED NEAR THIS MERCHANT VESSEL OFF THE SOUTHWEST COAST OF YEMEN.   


EARLIER WE WERE TOLD THERE WAS DAMAGE WITH NO ONE HURT...ROYAL NAVY UK MARITIME TRADE OPERATIONS




Israel reporting planning restrictions on Muslims going to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem during the Holy Month of Ramadan that begins March 10th.


Only Palestinian Muslims over the age of 60 and under the age of 10 will be allowed around in an around the Al-Aqsa Mosque.


Limitations on Israeli Muslim citizens using Temple Mount during Ramadan also being considered.



This is said to have been agreed to by top officials including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir...(Maariv Israel)




US CENTRAL COMMAND SAYS FIVE PRE-EMPTIVE STRIKES WERE CONDUCTED AGAINST HOUTHI FORCES IN YEMEN SATURDAY.


THREE MISSILES, A DRONE BOAT AND A DRONE SUBMARINE DESTROYED...US CENTRAL COMMAND "X"




France's economy minister Bruno Le Maire setting a lower economic growth forecast for 2024.


1 percent is the new expectation, not the previous 1.4 percent.



Le Maire also announcing a 10 Billion Euro cut in government spending involving all ministries calling it a "Savings Plan"...BFM TV FRANCE






BRAZIL'S PRESIDENT SLAMMED BY ISRAEL OVER GAZA COMMENTS

                                                                (UPDATED)


"what is happening in the Gaza Strip is not a war, but a genocide"

BRAZILIAN PRESIDENT LUIZ INACIO LULA DA SILVA SPEAKING IN ETHIOPIA TODAY 2/18/2024




"What is happening to the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip has not existed at any other time in history.    In fact, there was.    When Hitler decided to kill the Jews"


BRAZILIAN PRESIDENT LUIS INACIO LULA DA SILVA MEETING THE PRIME MINISTER OF THE PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY MOHAMMAD SHATAYYEH YESTERDAY 2/17/2024...SBT BRAZIL NEWS STORY (TRANSLATION PROMPT)






ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER BENJAMIN NETANYAHU SLAMMING THE BRAZILIAN PRESIDENT LUIZ INACIO LULA DA SILVA.



THE BRAZILIAN PRESIDENT MAKING REMARKS TODAY DURING A VISIT TO ETHIOPIA AND REMARKS YESTERDAY TO A PALESTINIAN LEADER COMPARING ISRAEL'S ACTIONS TO THOSE OF ADOLF HITLER.



LULA DA SILVA ACCUSED OF TRIVIALIZING THE HOLOCAUST THE BRAZILIAN AMBASSADOR CALLED IN FOR A REPRIMAND BY THE ISRAELI FOREIGN MINISTRY...TIMES OF ISRAEL






An Israeli airliner flying from Phuket, Thailand to Israel received suspicious instructions to fly off course.


The suspicious information originating from areas where extremist-terrorist groups hostile to Israel are operating...ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS







 THE EX-THAI PRIME MINISTER THAKSIN SHINAWATRA RELEASED ON PAROLE.    HIS RELEASE APPARENTLY RELATED TO SERIOUS ILLNESS.



THAKSIN SEEN WEARING A NECK SUPPORT HIS RIGHT ARM IN A SLING AS HE LEFT A PRISON HOSPITAL.


HE WAS JAILED OVER ALLEGED CORRUPTION.    


HIS RELEASE SEEN AS AN ATTEMPT BY THE CONSERVATIVE RULING FORCES TOWARDS RECONCILIATION WITH THE HIGHLY POPULAR OPPOSITION PARTIES...IRISH EXAMINER





"We should stop moaning and whining and nagging about Trump"



(UPDATED) THE MAN WIDELY BELIEVED TO BE THE NEXT NATO CHIEF SPEAKING THIS WEEKEND AT THE MUNICH SECURITY CONFERENCE.


OUTGOING DUTCH PRIME MINISTER MARK RUTTE SAID HELPING UKRAINE SHOULD BE THE PRIORITY.



RUTTE SAYING HE HAS NO CONTROL OVER WHO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE CHOOSE AS THEIR PRESIDENT.


RUTTE SAYING EUROPE MUST SPEND MORE ON DEFENSE A THEME PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP HAS STRESSED REPEATEDLY...REUTERS...



IN THE NETHERLANDS MR. RUTTE IS IN A CARETAKER CAPACITY AS THE STRUGGLE TO FORM A NEW GOVERNMENT LED BY GEERT WILDERS INTENSIFIES.



IT IS SUGGESTED A NEW CARETAKER PRIME MINISTER MAY BE NEEDED IF A NEW DUTCH GOVERNMENT CANNOT BE FORMED WHEN RUTTE MOVES ONTO NATO LEADER LATER THIS YEAR...NOS NETHERLANDS (TRANSLATION PROMPT)...




MEANWHILE PRESIDENT TRUMP'S FORMER DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE RICHARD GRENELL SAYS THAT MARK RUTTE IS A BAD CHOICE TO HEAD NATO.



HE SAYS RUTTE HASN'T DELIVERED ON INCREASING DUTCH DEFENSE SPENDING TO TWO PERCENT OF GDP...RICHARD GRENELL "X"



Four Belgian soldiers on a NATO training mission in Norway detained after a fight broke out in a cafe.



At least one person taken to a hospital with others hurt in the altercation in the town of Andalsnes.


20 to 30 people involved in the brawl.   Some 200 Belgian soldiers are now in the area of the Norwegian town...NOS NETHERLANDS (TRANSLATION PROMPT)



"The mainland reserves the right to take further measures and Taiwan shall bear all the consequences"



China warning that there are no restricted waters for fishing following the deaths of two fishermen in an altercation with the Taiwanese Coast Guard just days ago.


China saying the deaths of the fishermen had caused "strong indignation".


The incident in the Kinmen-Matsu islands area where it was announced just a few weeks ago that US Special Forces would be based there on a long-term basis...REUTERS-ASIA ONE SINGAPORE





(UPDATED) THE RUSSIAN MILITARY IN FULL CONTROL OF AVDVIIKVA AFTER THE PULLOUT OF UKRAINIAN FORCES.


DEFENSE MINISTER SERGEY SHOIGU INFORMING RUSSIAN PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN OF RUSSIA MILITARY SUCCESS AT THE KREMLIN...TASS RUSSIA...



THE RUSSIAN DEFENSE MINISTRY DETAILING THE OPERATION THAT TOOK THE TOWN IN THE SOUTH DONETSK REGION ON FRIDAY.  



1,500 UKRAINIAN LOSSES ARE REPORTED BY THE RUSSIANS SAYING THAT 31.75 SQUARE KILOMETERS OF TERRITORY WAS TAKEN (12.26 SQUARE MILES)...TASS RUSSIA








"We will not let anyone drag us into a war"


Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban speaking this weekend saying the EU's Ukraine policy has been an "utter failure".


Orban saying Hungary wants a peaceful resolution in Ukraine...TASS RUSSIA...


Meanwhile Mr. Orban says Hungary's parliament will soon ratify Swedish membership in NATO...TASS RUSSIA...



And Mr. Orban expressed his hope that President Donald Trump will win the US election and bring peace to Ukraine...TASS RUSSIA




IN CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA SATURDAY EVENING A DISTURBANCE INVOLVING ERITREANS WITH EIGHT ARRESTS.



THOSE ARRESTS FOLLOWING A TEN-HOUR STANDOFF.WITH POLICE...FOX NEWS...




THERE WAS RIOTING IN THE CAPITAL CITY OF THE NETHERLANDS SATURDAY NIGHT LINKED TO ERITREANS.


POLICE CARS IN THE HAGUE TORCHED AS RIVAL GROUPS OF ERITREANS FOUGHT EACH OTHER.



POLICE USING TEAR GAS.



GROUPS SUPPORTING AND OPPOSING THE GOVERNMENT OF ERITREA A NATION IN NORTHEASTERN AFRICA HAVE OFTEN CLASHED IN MANY COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD...INDIA TODAY





In Pakistan a commissioner in Rawalpindi resigning alleging fraud in the February 8th elections.



The military supported Pakistan Election Commission denying any election wrongdoing...ONE INDIA







IN LONDON TODAY TENS OF THOUSANDS PROTESTING IN THE STREETS CALLING FOR AN IMMEDIATE CEASE-FIRE IN GAZA...






IN SCOTLAND THE LABOR PARTY PRESSURING BRITISH OPPOSITION LEADER SIR KEIR STARMER SUPPORTING AN IMMEDIATE CEASE-FIRE IN GAZA.    STARMER SAYING HE IS SEEKING A 'SUSTAINABLE CEASE FIRE'...BBC NEWS





"potentially devastating consequences on the civilian population"


PART OF A STATEMENT FROM THE FOREIGN MINISTERS OF THE G7 NATIONS REGARDING IN GAZA AND THE POSSIBILITY OF AN ISRAELI MILITARY OPERATION IN THE SOUTHERN CITY OF RAFAH.



THE JOINT STATEMENT FROM BRITAIN, CANADA, FRANCE, GERMANY, ITALY AND THE UNITED STATES ISSUED ON THE SIDELINES OF THE MUNICH SECURITY SUMMIT THIS WEEKEND...REUTERS-TIMES OF ISRAEL...


ISRAEL'S PRESIDENT ISAAC HERZOG MEETING MR. BLINKEN AT THAT MUNICH SECURITY CONFERENCE.



EACH OF THEM STATING THEIR POSITIONS REGARDING THE SITUATION IN GAZA MR. HERZOG SAYING MORE NEEDS TO BE DONE TO DEAL WITH HAMAS.


THEN ISRAEL CAN SEEK BETTER RELATIONS AND ECONOMIC TIES WITH ARAB COUNTRIES...TIMES OF ISRAEL



At a Saturday night news conference Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attacking critics of Israel's military plans.



Netanyahu saying those not wanting Israel to enter Rafah want Israel to "lose the war"...TIMES OF ISRAEL





              THE ISRAEL-HAMAS WAR

                                             (UPDATED WHEN ABLE)




            MAARIV ISRAEL (TRANSLATION PROMPT)




                            ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS





                                     TIMES OF ISRAEL




In other news...



A Red and Black uniformed group like the one observed in Madison, Wisconsin in recent months acting surfacing in Nashville.


They marched with black flags emblazoned with white Swastikas.



They're calling themselves the "Blood Tribe" and they're being called out as operators for the Federal Bureau of Investigation.


It's being said that "Blood Tribe" is a rebranding of the discredited "Patriot Front" group in blue and khaki uniforms...SHADOW OF EZRA "X" POSTING (VIDEO EMBED)








    THE UKRAINE WAR AGAINST RUSSIA

                                                             (UPDATED WHEN ABLE)





BRITISH MILITARY ADVISORS PRESSURED UKRAINE TO SHOOT DOWN RUSSIAN PLANE WITH PRISONERS ON BOARD





                      TASS RUSSIA ENGLISH NEWS FEED





            RIA NOVOSTI RUSSIA (TRANSLATION PROMPT)




Russia's RIA Novosti news agency reporting that British military advisors in Ukraine put pressure on the Ukrainian military to attack a Russian transport plane in the Belgorod Region.


65 Ukrainian prisoners and nine Russians died in the January 24th shootdown of the IL-76 transport plane.


A source telling that Russian news agency that the attack decision was one quickly made in the field without coordination with higher ups in the Ukrainian chain of command or verification...RIA NOVOSTI RUSSIA (TRANSLATION PROMPT)

Saturday, February 17, 2024

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Here we are seeking media excellence again you currently sober drunk host I'm just the janitor here and what a mess to clean up with buckets of truth.



And let's get right to it I beg your indulgence and pardon my language but it's right to the point.



                          "Needles and Piss"




That is the story of what I find during my outdoor work the homeless live out there where I clean truck drivers park overnight and people are using needles.


They are also having to use the restroom and that means they use water bottles and milk jugs as their...




                                     "Portable Urinals"




The struggle for survival is not just one for the poor humble people of this planet but it is also one for major players the need to compete for a piece of the pie when most of the pie is being given over to technology.



So Popular Music And The NFL Come Together As They Fight To Prevent Themselves From Being Gobbled Up By The Tech Monster.




What is "Climate Change" really about is it about diverting electricity and water to be used by technology?



                                   YES




                      I'm not the first to say it but I said it.




The other week the Army decided to cancel a big helicopter program because small drones and satellites in space make choppers obsolete.



Technology changes war as we have known it this was discussed on Free Republic the other week based on this article...



Breaking Defense: "Army cancels FARA helicopter program, makes other cuts in major aviation shakeup"




The US Navy activating a new drone boat unit its second later this year...



USNI News: "Navy Will Stand Up Lethal Drone Unit Later This Year, First Replicator USV's Picked




Meanwhile US Special Forces in Taiwan in islands just off the coast of Mainland China...


"The US Military Just Crossed China's Red Line And War Is Coming"-Danny Haiphong Video...







ITS 1941 IN SO MANY MINDS OUT THERE AND YOU SEE IT IN THE ECONOMIC MEASURES AGAINST CHINA.



ALSO ECONOMIC SANCTIONS AGAINST RUSSIA AS WE MOVE TOWARDS TURNING CONFISCATED RUSSIAN ASSETS IN WESTERN NATIONS OVER TO UKRAINE.


YOU ALSO SEE IT IN THE MOVING FORWARD OF MILITARY UNITS TO TAIWAN LIKE THOSE SPECIAL FORCES NOT TO MENTION THE NATO BUILDUP NEXT TO RUSSIA.


 THE PIVOTING TO INDIA I PICKED UP MY SCRIPT THIS WEEK THE PILLS LOOKED FUNNY BUT THEY WERE THE RIGHT MEDICATION JUST THE VERSION PRODUCED BY AN INDIAN PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANY.



BUT SERIOUSLY HIGH END COMPUTER CHIPS ARE BEING DENIED TO CHINA AND CHINA IS RETALIATING DENYING MINERALS USED TO MAKE ELECTRIC CAR BATTERIES.




THAT SETS BACK ELECTRIC CARS A BIT AS I SEE IT.




   INDIA AND PAKISTAN: THE REALITY




I love the Indian media outlets and the Pakistani media as well because they dish the dirt on each other and help us to understand the realities of each country.



According to former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan the United States removed him from power last year when members of Parliament switched allegiance denying him a majority.


Then the new Pakistani government backed by the military the all-powerful behind the scenes force the military the guys who created the Taliban in Afghanistan and hid Osama Bin Laden.


Well, the military delayed elections so Imran Khan's people took to the streets and on May 9th there were January 6th type incidents in Pakistan leading to Khan's arrest, trials and imprisonment along with his wife.


His political party banned but when elections finally came on February 8th a week ago Thursday Khan's people ran as Independents picked up 95-100 of the 266 seats elected forcing the army backed parties to merge into a new government.


But there were allegations of a rigged election in Pakistan and now the Commissioner of Rawalpindi has resigned.


Liaquat Ali Chattha says there was rigging of the election...



One India: "Pakistan Elections 2024: Rawalpindi Commissioner Confesses Election Rigging, Pak Poll Body Denies Allegations"



Meanwhile India is kicking out a foreign journalist who has uncovered some of the authoritarian realities of the Hindu Nationalist Government of Narendra Modi.


The Modi Government embraced by the US, France and other nations as they seek to cut China out of the world economy.


Of course China gets slammed for treating Muslims in Xinjiang poorly but Christians, Muslims and Sikhs have grievances with the current Indian government which has been accused of trying to kill Sikhs in the US and Canada.



Thanks to "Dawn" in Pakistan we get this story about a French journalist being booted from India...



Dawn Pakistan: "India expels longest-serving foreign correspondent for critical reporting"




India isn't such a nice place either in this increasingly authoritarian world we live in.



Music to soothe the soul this weekend I love folk music which was very popular in the US as we moved into the 1960's.




 
                                      "GREENBACK DOLLAR"-THE KINGSTON TRIO





                                                "COTTON FIELDS"-THE HIGHWAYMEN




 
                                              "WALK RIGHT IN"-THE ROOFTOP SINGERS





                                         "GREEN, GREEN"-NEW CHRISTY MINSTRELS






A big song from 1963 "Green Green" co-composed by Barry McGuire who's doing the singing and a guy named "Randy Sparks" who passed away last Sunday at the age of 90...




              Randy Sparks: Wikipedia (July 29, 1933-February 11, 2024)




NEWSDUMP UPDATE:  GROUPS OF ERITREANS FIGHTING IN DUTCH CAPITAL CITY WITH RIOT POLICE USING TEAR GAS...


People from Eritrea living around the world often fight with each other factions loyal to and opposed to the government back home in that country that neighbors Ethiopia in northeastern Africa.



Incidents like this have been recorded in Sweden and Canada in the last year as well.



   NOS NETHERLANDS (TRANSLATION PROMPT) (VIDEO EMBED)




        THE VLADIMIR PUTIN UPDATE




It's "Putin on the Ritz" with Fred Astaire in the 1930's singing "Puttin on the Ritz"....








Vlad is riding high living rent-free in the heads of David "Kiss My A**" Cameron...






                    Did you catch MTG's video the other day?





MTG VIDEO ON "X" RESPONDING TO BRITISH FOREIGN SECRETARY DAVID CAMERON'S PUSH FOR UKRAINE AID



 Not to mention others like European Union Commission President Ursula von der Leyen enraged by the sad turn of events the death of Alexei Navalny in a Russian prison.



These people of course want Donald Trump to meet a similar fate IMHO.


                      They want Trump dying in a prison.



Speaking of dying in prison Jeffrey Epstein died in prison found hanging on a Saturday morning.


Jeffrey Epstein's French associate Jean Luc-Brunel died in prison found hanging on a Saturday morning.



If these people cared (Biden, Cameron, von der Leyen etc.) they would live relentlessly pursuing the list of men associated with Jeffrey Epstein and bring them to justice.



YOU KNOW I'M A ZIONIST I SUPPORT ISRAEL AS A CHRISTIAN ZIONIST NOT A GLOBALIST ONE BUT ALL THIS RAGING HATRED OF PUTIN AND RUSSIA IS IN CONTRAST TO THE MORE MUTED REACTION BY BIDEN, CAMERON AND VON DER LEYEN OF ALL THE HUMAN SUFFERING IN GAZA INVOLVING THE CIVILIAN POPULATION IN THAT WAR ZONE.



IN THE MUSLIM WORLD THE HYPOCRISY OF THE WESTERN LEADERS IS LAID BARE BY THEIR RAGE AGAINST PUTIN OVER NAVALNY...


"Patrick Cockburn opens a devastating indictment of Western policy in Gaza in the i newspaper this weekend"...PETER HITCHENS "X" POST



  POLITICAL NOISE AND DISTRACTION 



The Border Drama These RINO's Rev It Up in RINO run Idaho they want to execute pedophiles but what does it mean?


They want to distract I posted this on "Free Republic" this week...



"The Governor of Idaho worked for the Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry before he entered politics.


So Governor Brad Little regardless of who he executes or doesn't execute is executing the Great Reset and the New World Order.



Governor Little presides over the mass migration of outsiders into Idaho to fill jobs created by his economic development plans.


Send a few troops to Texas to cover a small section of a big border but..."


                     The full discussion including my post on Free Republic





And lest we forget about Idaho and what the Medical Industrial Complex got its hands into up there...



"They took a baby from loving parents because they missed one doctors appointment"...VIDEO LINK



That terrible situation the Medical Industrial Complex (St. Luke's Hospital) going after the Grandfather of the child and Ammon Bundy for defending the child.


Getting a 52-million-dollar judgement in court shutting down websites to shut down the Story of Baby Cyrus the wrong done to the child and to the family.


In a nutshell this story is the story of what's wrong with the USA right now and why preaching about Russia and China being bad or being a danger or being a threat is so much caca.




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               HAPPY NINTH BIRTHDAY REBEL NEWS....






                                Thumbs up to Ezra Levant and "Rebel News".




This week two G7 nations officially went into recession (Japan and the UK) and another France is headed that way more in this weeks "France Yellow Vests" post...



France Yellow Vests Week 275: "Prime Minister Slams Le Pen, Economic Growth Forecast Lowered, Five Years Ago Brigitte Bardot In A Yellow Vest, Today's Protests




OUR SUNDAY NEWSDUMP SUMMARY ITS A GOVERNMENT HOLIDAY NEWSDUMP WEEKEND STARTS TO POST AT MIDNIGHT EASTERN US TIME.


Just sitting here with the Hot Cocoa tonight wow its cold outside in the mid-20's here in southcentral Pennsylvania due north of Baltimore.



Forty Years Ago Tonight the 10 pm news on KSTP-TV 5 "Eyewitness News Update" commercials and all in the Minneapolis-St. Paul Twin Cities Area....






                                 KSTP-TV EYEWITNESS NEWS UPDATE FEBRUARY 17, 1984


                                 Well lets call it a night Good Night God Bless...





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FRANCE YELLOW VESTS WEEK 275: PRIME MINISTER SLAMS LE PEN, ECONOMIC GROWTH FORCECAST LOWERED, FIVE YEARS AGO BRIGITTE BARDOT IN A YELLOW VEST, TODAY'S PROTESTS

 



           (NEWS, COMMENT AND ANALYSIS WITH MAINSTREAM MEDIA SOURCES)





                     YELLOW VESTS MARCH IN PARIS FEBRUARY 17, 2024




A tough stance on immigration and asylum seeking from France's Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin.


But not on the "Mainland" of France instead in the Indian Ocean on the island territory of Mayotte.



Mayotte is extremely close to both the African continent and the island nation of Madagascar a relatively short trip for migrants on boats.



Visiting Mayotte Mr. Darmanin called for an end to the "Right of the Soil" for migrants arriving there by boat.



Politicians from Les Republicains and the National Rally quick to call for such a policy in all of France not just on Mayotte.



AT A TUESDAY NIGHT DINNER WITH MEMBERS OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY IN THE GOVERNMENT FACTION, PRIME MINISTER GABRIEL ATTAL TOOK AIM AT MARINE LE PEN.


ATTAL MAY RUN FOR PRESIDENT IN 2027 AND FACE LE PEN WHO CURRENTLY LEADS THE NATIONAL RALLY IN THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY.



ATTAL'S ATTACK ON LE PEN INCLUDED THESE BARBS:



        "she is a champion of arrogance"



"she knows everything better than everyone"



ATTAL SAYING LE PEN WANTS TO END NUCLEAR POWER IN FRANCE AND PULL FRANCE OUT OF THE EUROPEAN UNION AND HE ATTACKED LE PEN OVER HER SUPPORT FOR THE DEATH PENALTY AND HER COVID VACCINE OPPOSITION...


BFM-TV News Story: Gabriel Attal Attacks Marine Le Pen....(Translation Prompt)




On a week when the British and Japanese economies officially went into recession an admission that France's economy is stagnating further.




France already had a pretty poor projection for economic growth in 2024 now Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire is setting it lower.



Le Maire said other European countries are doing the same and France's current 1.4 percent projection is too high.



Before the new figure was made official "L'Opinion" reporting the lowered forecast to be .9 percent economic growth for 2024.



Le Maire saying European countries are behind the US and China economically and need to revitalize their economies by moving away from rules and standards that stifle growth.





Before today's protest video here is a video from a Yellow Vests event five years ago in February of 2019 at the height of the Yellow Vests.


The woman interviewed none other than French movie legend Brigitte Bardot.     My original posting of this video on this blog back then but You Tube removed the video back then so I thought it would be interesting to bring it back...






BEFORE TODAY'S PROTEST THIS VIDEO OF PROTESTERS GATHERING IN PARIS...



Reservoir Apps: Paris Yellow Vests Week 275 2-17-2024 Demonstrators Gather





SATURDAY AFTERNOON IN PARIS THE WEEKLY YELLOW VESTS PROTEST UNDERWAY...



     Video Stream Paris Yellow Vests Week 275 2/17/2024




Today's protest under sunny skies in Paris with a larger group and French flags displayed prominently some participants carrying Palestinian flags reminding us of the Left-Wing side of the Yellow Vests.



There were several drums used in the march and signs carried by demonstrators.



Some short videos of today's Paris Yellow Vests protest...









Speaking of the Middle East situation and hostility to Israel in France there was a demonstration outside a Carrefour store in Paris today.


The retail conglomerate condemned as a supporter of Israel...







Today in the town of Colmar in eastern France a protest in support of farmers.


The white banner in the front of the march proclaiming citizens, caregivers, and yellow vests:


                                "United for a Better World"


                                "Love Justice, Peace, Truth"...









                                      For now that is the story of France and the Yellow Vests.           





Also available the "Unplugged" post for this weekend...



Nextrush Unplugged Weekend" "Needles And P..." Climate Change=Tech Takeover, A Rigged Election In Pakistan, India Better Than China?, They Want Trump Dying In Prison