Thursday, February 28, 2019

ISRAEL LATEST:  ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE EXPECTED TO PUBLISH NETANYAHU INDICTMENT DECISIONS TODAY


Responding to a petition seeking to stop publication of the State Prosecutor's Office decisions on indictments in three separate corruption cases involving Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu the director of petitions says that barring a High Court order publication will go ahead.

Attorney Yossi Fuchs filed a petition yesterday which was joined today by the Likud Party of Mr. Netanyahu.

Expectations are that the decisions will be published today in Cases 1000, 2000 and 4000.

In Case 1000 Netanyahu is alleged to have received some 300-thousand dollars of gifts from Hollywood producer Arnon Milchan and Australian magnate James Packer.  Gifts like high-priced cigars and champagne.   In exchange, Netanyahu is accused of lobbying for an extension of  the tax holiday for Israelis coming home, asking former US Secretary of State John Kerry to extend Milchan's US visa and helping Milchan invest in Israeli television.

Case 2000 revolves around the notion that Netanyahu sought flattering coverage from one newspaper "Yediot Aharonot" by telling its owner, Arnon Mozes, that he would prevent the growth of a rival newspaper "Israel Hayom" owned by casino magnate and GOP contributor Sheldon Adelson.

Adelson has reportedly told Israeli police that Netanyahu asked him to back away from expanding "Israel Hayom"  Authorities also have recordings of phone conversations between Mozes and Netanyahu obtained from former Chief of Staff Ari Harow's cell phone.   Harow signed a plea deal and is a state witness.

Case 4000 is about Netanyahu allegedly easing regulations on the Bezeq telecommunications company in exchange for its owner Shaul Elovitch giving the Prime Minister positive coverage on his news site "Walla".


PAKISTAN CONFIDENT, INDIA CONFUSED, AFGHANISTAN PEACE TALKS, IRAN REGIME CHANGE


(COMMENT AND ANALYSIS)

Watching the events unfold some 24 hours ago one saw a confident and fairly accurate posture in the media in general and social media in particular by Pakistan as it successfully flexed its military muscle against India.

India, on the other hand, came off as confused denying anything had happened until Pakistan proved the Indian MIG was downed and pilot captured.

Pakistan showed its military strength and its apparent self-confidence.

And why shouldn't it be confident.

Right now the Pakistan created and backed Taliban of Afghanistan are involved in negotiations with the United States led by top leader Mullah Bardar.

The Qatar talks aimed at ending the conflict in Afghanistan will resume Saturday.

And what comes after that.

In recent weeks we have seen a Pakistan based group launch a terrorist attack in India leading to Wednesday's confrontation.    A suicide attack on a bus that killed 46 Indian soldiers.

But there was also an attack from Pakistan based terrorists on a bus in Iran earlier this month killing 27 members of Iran's elite military unit, the Revolutionary Guards.

When Iran celebrated the anniversary of its revolution 40 years ago this month US National Security Adviser John Bolton said this is the last anniversary that the Iranian regime will celebrate in a video he posted February 11th.

India and Iran have been doing business, Iranian oil for Indian sugar.

Bolton also tweeted this month that if nations buy Venezuelan oil it "will not be forgotten" and he attached to the tweet a story about Venezuela's oil minister visiting India.

Peace in Afghanistan which seems to be quickly approaching could open up that country to join Pakistan as a base for operations against Iran.

One other thing. 

India is facing elections this spring, the specific date not set yet.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his BJP facing a tough fight with the opposition led by the Congress Party.

This event could be harmful to Modi's re-election bid and bring about some "regime change"  for India.


Wednesday, February 27, 2019

TOMMY ROBINSON BREAKING: AFTER EXPOSE OF BBC FAKE NEWS, FACEBOOK AND INSTAGRAM TAKE HIM DOWN



                                               (NEWS COMMENT AND ANALYSIS)



"You can now see the lengths they will go to to silence us all.   They're not just censoring me, they're censoring you.    They're censoring you from the ability to make you're own mind up whether you agree with me or not....."


TOMMY ROBINSON 'YOU TUBE' VIDEO AFTER HIS REMOVAL FROM FACEBOOK AND INSTAGRAM 2/27/2019


"....high-level pressure is growing for the official adoption of this definition of something called 'Islamophobia' in this country....Once they can get the police to accept this, then any criticisms of Islam will become risky, quite possibly a 'hate crime'.  This is absurd.  Islam is a set of political opinions, which we should all be free to criticize....."


PETER HITCHENS 'MAIL ON SUNDAY' COLUMN 2/9/2019


It was something Tommy Robinson had been fully expecting but in the wake of release of his "Panodrama" video exposing how the BBC was out to smear him and the longtime corruption at the corporation.


In its wake the latest moves to deplatform his social media presence came on Tuesday. 


Robinson had already been taken off Twitter and removed from Pay Pal on previous occasions.


The preaching from the leaders of the Western nations like the UK's Theresa May and Emmanuel Macron about authoritarian regimes and dictatorships like Venezuela loses its credibility in the face of how they treat people like Tommy Robinson and others who have been jailed and or prosecuted in their own countries.

Genflection to Islam is the order of the day fueled by the financial weaknesses of the Western nations and their dependence on Arab Muslim money.

This fanatical emotional need to look the other way and or downplay the butchery of Mohammed bin Salman in the Khashoggi murder  plus the get out of jail free cards for Saudis who rape and kill in the USA remind us of this.

Robinson wondered out loud in a You Tube video today how long it will be until he is removed from that platform as well.

Robinson urging people to get in touch with him to maintain contact in the face of his social media deplatforming.

His legal case involving his journalistic work outside the child sex abuse trial in Leeds last year which got him jailed for over two months is still in legal limbo.

One likely explanation of why a senior judge was brought in to bottle the case for awhile late last year was to allow the government to get past the Brexit crisis and then come back to get Tommy.

Robinson was following the trial of a sex abuse gang whose members were Muslims and that ultimately appears to be his crime.

As Peter Hitchens, no friend of Tommy Robinson, noted in his recent column there is strong pressure to criminalize any criticism of Islam in the UK. 


Links below..........


TOMMY ROBINSON YOU TUBE VIDEO 2/27/2019


SIGN UP LINK TO MAINTAIN CONTACT WITH TOMMY ROBINSON AS HE'S REMOVED FROM SOCIAL MEDIA-GO TO BOTTOM OF PAGE TO LEAVE NAME AND EMAIL


PETER HITCHENS COLUMN 2/9/2019 ('ISLAMOPHOBIA' PORTION THREE-QUARTERS DOWN PAGE)






(MORE TO COME)

NEWS SUMMARY-INTELLIGENCE REPORT WEDNESDAY 2/27/2019


(MORE UPDATES, EDITING ETC. UNTIL 815 AM EASTERN US TIME)


(BREAKING NEWS:   PAKISTAN IS SAYING IT SHOT DOWN TWO INDIAN JETS IN ITS AIRSPACE IN KASHMIR TODAY.  PAKISTAN SAYS IT BOMBED OPEN GROUND BUT DID NOT BOMB SIX MILITARY TARGETS IT IDENTIFIED IN THE REGION.

PAKISTANI PRIME MINISTER IMRAM KHAN SAYS "WE SHOT DOWN TWO OF THEIR MIGS.  THE PILOTS ARE WITH US".

KHAN HAS ASKED FOR DIALOGUE WITH INDIA.

REUTERS IS NOW REPORTING THAT PAKISTAN IS CLARIFYING TO SAY ONLY ONE INDIAN PILOT IS IN CUSTODY.

INDIA DENIED THIS REPORT AT FIRST BUT CLOSED OFF AIRSPACE IN THE KASHMIR REGION TO CIVILIAN AIR TRAFFIC WITH A LIFTING OF RESTRICTIONS REPORTED AT 415 AM EASTERN TIME US.

PAKISTAN RELEASED A VIDEO SHOWING A CAPTURED PILOT BLINDFOLDED WITH BLOOD ON HIS FACE IDENTIFYING HIMSELF AS 'WING COMMANDER ABHI NANDAN'.

INDIA THEN ANNOUNCED A PLANE AND PILOT MISSING AND THAT A PAKISTANI PLANE WAS SHOT DOWN IN AIR TO AIR COMBAT.   A PAKISTANI F-16 WAS REPORTED CRASHED.

AIR FLIGHTS BETWEEN INDIA AND PAKISTAN REPORTED SHUT DOWN.  AIRLINE PILOTS BEING ADVISED TO AVOID PAKISTANI AIRSPACE IN GENERAL.

PAKISTAN HAS STOPPED FLIGHTS FROM FIVE AIRPORTS INCLUDING LAHORE AND ISLAMABAD.

NDTV FROM INDIA REPORTING THAT AN INDIAN HELICOPTER CRASHED IN KASHMIR TODAY.

THIS HAPPENS 24 HOURS AFTER INDIA STRUCK A TERRORIST TRAINING CAMP IN THE PAKISTANI PART OF KASHMIR IN RETALIATION FOR THE SUICIDE ATTACK THAT KILLED 46 INDIAN SOLIDERS ON A BUS)


BBC LIVE BLOG......HERE


A Saudi Arabian man, accused of the hit and run killing of a 15-year old in Oregon, is unlikely to face justice in the US.

Abdulrahman Sameer Noorah was bailed out of jail in Oregon and surrendered his passport, but was apparently spirited out of the United States with Saudi government help.  

The Department of Homeland Security and US Marshals Service say he left his southeast Portland neighborhood in a black SUV and used a fake passport and private plane to flee the countr

The official word from Mary Elizabeth Taylor, Assistant Secretary of State of Legislative Affairs is that:

"The United States and Saudi Arabia do not have a bilateral extradition treaty, and Saudi Arabia does not extradite its nationals to the United States.   Therefore, the law enforcement options available are limited."



Taylor conveyed condolences in her letter to the family of the 15-year old, Fallon Smart, killed in the 2016 hit and run crash.

Cases similar to this one involving Saudi nationals have occurred in at least eight US states and Canada.

More on this story from "OregonLive".....LINK


"We will not give Iran a base near our border"


That's the message Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he's conveying to Russian President Vladimir Putin today.

Netanyahu making the Iranian presence in Syria the main issue saying:

"We are acting against it, we are attacking its bases and we will continue to act against it"


His trip to Moscow comes at the new Russian air defense system S-300 is becoming operational in Syria.  Russia giving it to Syria after a Russian reconaissance plane was shot down last September during an Israeli attack killing Russian crew members.

The two set to  meet last week but Israeli politics and the need for the controversial unification of the Jewish Home and Otzma Yehudi parties came first.

Netanyahu is keeping his trip shorter than planned and returning to Israel in the face of his expected indictment by Israel's Attorney General by the end of the week in connection with one or more of three separate corruption cases.

One of the leaders of the New Right Party in Israel, Naftali Bennett, says:

"Everyone is planning over our heads the 'Deal of the Century' for the establishment of Palestine after the elections"


He wants the details of President Trump's plan revealed before Israel's April 9th elections.


Challenging the President directly Bennett asks:

"President Trump, let my people know!"


Bennett has said in the past that some 85 to 90 percent of the "West Bank" territories of  Judea and Samaria are slated to be a Palestinian state under the "Deal of the Century" plan.

President Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner and other officials involved touring Arab countries this week working on financial details of the plan with nations like Saudi Arabia and Oman.

Venezuela the topic at the UN Security Council Tuesday with the US Representative on Venezuela veteran diplomat Elliot Abrams saying the US will seek a council vote to allow humanitarian aid into the country and free elections.

Abrams says the Nicolas Maduro government has resorted to using armed gangs and criminals released from jail to control the country's borders.    Those groups have prevented food and medicine from entering Venezuela.   Maduro's Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza says the US is behind a "well-orchestrated operation"

Russia's UN representative said the US is behind "regime change" and Abrams countered saying that Russia is occupying territory of Georgia and Ukraine.

Venezuela's Interim President Juan Guaido is preparing to return to the country even though there is concern for his safety.

The Battle of Brexit with Prime Minister Theresa May saying there will be no votes on delaying Brexit or  scuttling "No-Deal" Brexit until her proposal gets another vote next month.

That from May's latest statement to MP's in the House of Commons Tuesday.

She is claiming the House of Commons will get a vote by March 12th but opposition forces including Brexit advocates from the United Kingdom Independence Party and "Mr. Brexit" Nigel Farage see her involved in a stalling action on Brexit as the March 29th Brexit deadline approaches.

May then intends to have votes on "No Deal" followed by a vote to delay Brexit after March 12th.

Farage says the end game is likely to be a delaying of Brexit.

"Goodbye you creep"


was the shout from a woman in a Melbourne, Australia courtroom today as Cardinal George Pell was taken to prison.

Pell's bail revoked after his conviction on child sex offenses.

He will be sentenced March 13th.

And President Trump and Kim Jong-un beginning their summit in Vietnam with dinner tonight.

The President pledging to push for North Korean denuclearization.

Trump saying ahead of his meeting that North Korea has the potential to be a more prosperous nation like Vietnam.

The House controlled by Democrats voting 245-182 to rescind President Trump's emergency declaration to create a barrier on the nation's southern border.

The Senate could take up the matter next with some Republicans saying they will side with the Democrats.

If legislation makes it past the Senate and on to the President his veto is expected.

President Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen, who pled guilty in Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller's investigation to lying to Congress among other things, testifying in Congress this week.

Yesterday's closed testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee being followed up by today's public testimony to a House committee.

Cohen's testimony leaked to the media and he is saying President Trump is a "racist, con man and liar".

President Trump tweeting that Cohen has been disbarred for lying and fraud unrelated to him and that Cohen is lying to reduce his prison time.

From Nigeria, the results of the presidential election show incumbent Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari the winner over his main opponent, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar.

The margin of victory is said to be nearly four million votes, 15.2 million to 11.3 million.

But Mr. Abubakar's political party rejected the result.

At least 25 are dead after fire erupted at the Ramses Station, the main train station in Cairo.    A train exploded when it hit a platform at the station.

A report from Iran's state news agency today that President Hassan Rouhani has rejected Monday's resignation of Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif.   It is likely that Zarif will return to work according to a report by the Associated Press.

And that's the way it really is on this Wednesday morning Feburary 27th, 2019.


Tuesday, February 26, 2019

NEXTRUSH UNPLUGGED:  DOWN DAY NEWS AND VIEWS


Where does one start?

I guess Venezuela is up front with the detention and harassment of the Univision crew led by none other than Jorge Ramos, "friend" of President Trump.

What does one take away from this incident that happened when Nicolas Maduro didn't like the questions being asked?

Aside from the simple statement "the first three letters in Maduro are" I don't know what the regime expected from Jorge Ramos.  Haim Saban, the CEO of Univision, supports the Democrats but he's a wealthy Israel Lobby "moderate" Democrat.

Those Democrats are standing with Juan Guaido against Maduro just like Trump.   Nancy Pelosi has tweeted her support for Guaido.

Its goes to the UN Security Council today were are told.

Defectors are continuing to be reported with some 270 according to one count, members of the Venezuelan police and military, defecting across the border into Colombia.

This link here was video embedded showing defectors from the military crossing into Colombia....HERE


And I am of course a Zionist myself which brings me to concern about Jared Kushner's latest comments to Sky News Arabic about a Palestinian state being in the "Deal of the Century" set to emerge after Israel's  April 9th election.

Naftali Bennett of the "New Right Party" in Israel warning about this and saying that Netanyahu and or Gantz, the two leading political figures in Israel right now, will cave to President Trump on this when its all said and done.

Netanyahu denying that suggesting Mr. Bennett is "stressed" but Netanyahu off this morning to see Vladimir Putin in Moscow.   Their meeting put off from last week.

Those S-300's becoming operational in Syria as we enter March but Israel does have the ability to take out the new Syrian air defenses Moscow installed after Russian military were killed last September.    That happened when a surveillance plane was shot down during an Israeli airstrike in Syria.

Kim Jong-un made it to Vietnam riding the last 100 miles or so into Hanoi by car and I guess that's because the railroad tracks are different and Kim's train couldn't go any further than the border region coming in from China.

Other stuff the Battle of Brexit and the latest word that three more Conservative cabinet ministers wanting the "No-Deal" option off the table or they will resign.

Nigel Farage seeing the delay option advocated by those three as the likely scenario.  Brexit is supposed to happen by March 29th but the business and banking elites find it unacceptable. so Brexit must be stopped.

The conservative Australian Cardinal George Pell convicted in his second trial of sexual offenses involving minors back in the 1990's.   Pell was Vatican treasurer, the number three ranking official in the Roman Catholic Church..

Sad story, painful for the victims with one having committed suicide.   Yes when one is victimized sexually and I count myself among them the dark, angry, bitter thoughts are in the room and they can lead to bad places.

I was victimized in some cases by conservative religious "Bible Church" folks and I have my own experiences as a religious hypocrite in my own right.

Heck, I'm "Fundamentalists Anonymous" in my own way as I have explained some times.

But by God there is nothing wrong with the Higher Power.

Hope you find that next right thing to do.


Sunday, February 24, 2019

NEWS SUMMARY-INTELLIGENCE REPORT SUNDAY-MONDAY 2/24-2/25/2019


(A WORK IN PROGRESS, STORIES WILL CONTINUE TO BE ADDED THROUGH MONDAY MORNING)

In what could be interpreted as Turkish reaction to President Trump's decision to keep US troops in Syria after saying they would be withdrawn back in December, the Turkish Interior Minister says his government will reveal the links between Kurdish groups considered terrorists by Turkey and American generals.

Suleyman Soylu spoke at a meeting of mukhtars in the Black Sea province of Trabzon.

The Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar says his country's forces are ready to operate in northern Syria if ordered by Turkey's president to do so.

President Trump, who spoke with Turkey's President in December saying the US troops were being pulled out of Syria and then publicly tweeted it, spoke with Recep Tayyip Erdogan last Thursday to tell him US troops will remain.

Best information we currently have is that the 2,000 or so US troops currently in Syria will replaced by a similar sized force that will only include 400 US troops, but will include military forces from other nations likely UK, European and Arab forces.

Hundreds of suspected Islamic State fighters have been turned over to Iraqi authorities by Kurdish forces operating in eastern Syria.

They will be dealt with by the Iraqi authorities because they have been identified as Iraqis who fought for ISIS.

President Trump tweeted Sunday evening that sufficient progress has been made in trade talks with China to delay tariff increases planned for this Friday March 1st.

If more progress is made the President added that there will be a summit meeting between himself an Chinese President Xi Jinping to finalize an agreement.

The talks between Afghanistan's Taliban and the United States resumed today in Qatar.   A spokesman for the Taliban speaks of a two-point agenda for the talks aimed at cutting a deal for peace in Afghanistan.

Point One could be described as the withdrawal of US military forces from Afghanistan and Point Two could be called a pledge by the Taliban to not allow Afghanistan to be used as a base for terrorist groups.

A man trying to hijack a plane shot dead in Bangladesh.   He said he had a pistol and was trying to commandeer a flight from Bangladesh to Dubai.

The plane made an emergency landing at Chittagong, Bangladesh where it was stormed by special forces.

A Bangladesh army spokesman says he was a 25 year old Bangladeshi man and they found him with a pistol BUT LATE WORD IS THAT IT WAS A TOY GUN.

The 148 passengers and crew on the plane unharmed.

The emergency meeting of the Lima Group of nations in Bogota, Colombia today to discuss the next moves regarding Venezuela.

Interim President Juan Guaido of Venezuela, Vice-President Mike Pence representing the US, plus other leaders.

After the violent suppression of attempts to bring humanitarian aid into Venezuela Saturday, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the days of Nicolas Maduro, who still claims to be the country's president, are:

"numbered"


It is now reported that more than 100 soldiers and security forces personnel have defected from supporting Maduro and now support Guaido.    They are being given refuge in Colombia.


The left-wing President of Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega, is allowing talks with the opposition this Wednesday.    Ortega says its time to talk.

Last year the government cracked down on opponents killing hundreds and jailing hundreds more.


Saudi Arabia is sending a female ambassador to the United States in an apparent effort to shore up its image in the US.   Princess Rima bint Bandar was appointed late Friday night.

There has been the brutal murder of Saudi opposition journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last October.   The murder linked to high ranking Saudi officials with President Trump refusing to tell Congress  when asked if anyone like Crown Prince Mohammed bin-Salman is responsible.

Also some high profile cases of young women fleeing Saudi Arabia and forced marriages and other customs they find oppressive.

A story under the radar here in the USA involves the numerous instances in at least eight states of Saudi citizens facing trial for rape and other crimes being spirited out of the country ahead of trial by Saudi diplomats.

The President's son-in-law Jared Kushner in Saudi Arabia and other Arab-Muslim countries in the week ahead working on financial details of the "Deal of the Century" peace plan involving Israel and the Palestinians.

Israeli military maneuvers are underway for three days involving air and ground units including artillery and armor.   They started Sunday.

An Israeli committee for granting permits ordering Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to return 300-thousand dollars in donations for his legal defense and suits that were given to him by a close associate.

Netanyahu is facing indictment in three separate corruption cases with a decision from Israel's Attorney General expected before election day on April 9th.

In fact Israel's "Haaretz" newspaper reported Sunday that AG Avechai Mendelblit is expected to publish his decision this week.

AIPAC, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, commonly called the "Israel Lobby", critical of Israel's Jewish Home Party for allying itself with the "Strong Israel" (Otzma Yehudi) Party for the election.   "Strong Israel" are the followers of Rabbi Meir Kahane and have been labeled as fascists by many and even terrorists by some.

Prime Minister Netanyahu scrapped a planned trip to Moscow to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin last week so he could help with the deal to gain more votes for Jewish Home, a potential post-election coalition partner.

Week 15 of the Yellow Vests protests Saturday in France with both sides in agreement that the number of protesters increased, but sharply differing on numbers.    The government says 46.600, up from 41,500 the week before.

But the Yellow Vests total this Saturday was 113,392, up from 101,379 the week before.

Prime Minister Theresa May continues to promise some meaningful vote on Brexit with her latest claim that it will come by a March 12th deadline as the final deadline for withdrawal from the European Union draws closer on March 29th.

At the Academy Awards Sunday night the film "Green Book" took the Oscar for Best Film, a surprise win.

For Best Actor Rami Malek in "Bohemian Rhapsody", a film about Freddie Mercury and the rock band "Queen" and Best Actress went to Olivia Colman in "The Favourite".

And also from Hollywood the death of director-choreographer Stanley Donen at the age of 94.

Donen best known for "Singin In The Rain" in 1952 but his work encompassed many decades and he received a lifetime achievement Oscar at the 1998 Academy Awards.

And that's the way it really is as we come into Monday morning February 25th, 2019.


Saturday, February 23, 2019

VENEZUELA LATEST:  DEAD, WOUNDED, DEFECTORS ON THE BORDERS, RELIEF TRUCKS ATTACKED


"Today #MaduroRegime killed unarmed citizens of their own country to keep food & medicine from entering


They they celebrated murder & burning of trucks carrying aid as a victory


The world & those inside #Venezuela will reflect on what happened today & it will give rise to action"


US Senator Marco Rubio On Twitter 2/23/2019





From the moment that Interim President Juan Guaido designated today, February 23rd, as the day for humanitarian aid to be brought into Venezuela it was obvious that this day was going to be a day of confrontation between the opposition forces and the Maduro government.

At least four known dead in the last two days but many hundreds of wounded being brought into Colombia from the fight in a Venezuelan border town as civilians tried to move trucks filled with relief aid into the country.

Two were burned with civilians rushing to get the boxes of aid out of one of the trucks.

Tear gas and rubber bullets but thugs also using live ammunition.

Gangs and prisoners are being used by Maduro's government according to the one of dozens of National Guard defectors who crossed into Colombia today.

Here is a video of one of them being assisted by Colombian police apparently injured in the forehead..LINK

Another video of Venezuelan National Guard members crossing into Colombia tonight...LINK

Interim Venezuelan President Juan Guaido, who made it across the border to Colombia, held a news conference with Colombia's President Ivan Duque this evening.

Guaido has posted online praise for the:

"unprecedented heroism"


of those trying to bring humanitarian aid into the country.

Vice-President Mike Pence will be in Colombia Monday to keep the ball rolling towards what comes next in Venezuela.

As Senator Rubio is tweeting tonight the translated comments of Juan Guaido, the door is opened to "potential multilateral actions"

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tweeting tonight in part that:

"The US will take action against those who oppose the peaceful restoration of democracy in #Venezuela....."


(COMMENT AND ANALYSIS)

Leftist political groups are already angered, not to mention the Maduro regime.   Yes the Globalists and Corporatists are acting.

The forces that be in our world have decided that the Maduro government and its policies are not longer acceptable, that is for sure.

And the record of the Chavez-Maduro regime has gone from bad to worse, immense human suffering up to and including outright murder of its opponents as evidenced again today.

The blind rage of political ideology defies the objective reality of human suffering.

Links below.....



OVERHEAD VIEW ON BORDER BRIDGE BETWEEN VENEZUELA AND COLOMBIA 2/23/2019


MARCO RUBIO TWITTER


TVVVENEZUELA NOTICIAS (NEWS) TWITTER


GROUP OF NATIONAL GUARD DEFECTORS ON COLOMBIAN BORDER TODAY 2/23/2019

FRANCE YELLOW VESTS:  WEEK 15 THIS SATURDAY WITH GOVERNMENT ESTIMATE SHOWING INCREASE IN PROTESTERS, YELLOW VESTS SAY 113-THOUSAND


While Emmanuel Macron created good images for the camera at an agricultural expo in the south of Paris today, the Yellow Vests came out onto the streets for Week 15 of the protest.

The government estimate 46,600 protesters this week, up from last weeks 41,500 estimate.

BUT THE YELLOW VESTS OWN ESTIMATE SAY 113,392 THIS WEEK, UP FROM 101,379 LAST WEEK

In Paris 5800 estimated by the government.

Left-wing protesters in masks showed up in the aftermath of the Yellow Vests seeking confrontation with the police this evening.

More than 2600 protested in Clermont-Ferrand.

Protesters in Rennes today as well.   Yellow Vests were attacked by police when they got into the city center-shopping district.

By the end of the day Interior Minister Christophe Castaner was deploring what he claimed was the "violence always" coming from the Yellow Vests.

Castaner offering praise for the police in his comments posted on Twitter as well.

FRANCE BREAKING:  YELLOW VESTS WEEK 15


(THIS POST STARTED LATE FRIDAY NIGHT, EARLY SATURDAY MORNING)


(305 AM EASTERN US TIME,  905 AM IN FRANCE)


At the Marshal Juin Square in Paris, the protests in the capital city begin today (Saturday) with three locations and a procession through the city.   The activities set to start at 4 am Eastern US, 10 am in Paris.

Protests ending up at Trocadero Square in the afternoon.

There will be protests across France today.

Emmanuel Macron's policies have hit rural France hard helping to fuel the Yellow Vests movement and this morning he is speaking to an agricultural show.

(405 AM EASTERN US TIME, 1005 AM IN FRANCE)

The Live Mulitplex video is up right now with video showing a blockade along a highway apparently from the Burgundy region of France with video also coming from the Yellow Vests protest in Tarbes near the Spanish border.

Link to Multiplex Video.....HERE-MULTIPLEX VIDEO YELLOW VESTS ACT 15

(525 AM EASTERN US TIME, 1125 AM IN FRANCE)

The Yellow Vests on the streets in Paris right now including the gathering on the Champs-Elysees at the Arc de Triomphe.

Much media attention showered on Emmanuel Macron at the agricultural show this morning but one figure from the Yellow Vests there, too.

Eric Drouet wanted to speak to Macron and "dialogue".

Also coming to the show being held in the southern part of Paris was Yellow Vest figure Benjamin Cauchy according to a tweet late last night.

(530 AM EASTERN US TIME, 1130 AM IN FRANCE)

The Ruptly RT video from Paris is up......HERE-RUPTLY VIDEO

Also this morning a blockade in Toulouse of an Amazon warehouse.

From Grenoble two Yellow Vests in police custody for advocating for toll free operation of a privately operated superhighway in the area.


(720 AM EASTERN US TIME, 120 PM IN PARIS)

Hundreds of Yellow Vests (750) on the lawn at the Chambord Castle in France today.   The procession of Yellow Vests now underway through the streets of Paris.

(745 AM EASTERN US TIME, 145 PM IN PARIS)

A You Tube journalist posed questions about banking and debt and a referendum to pull out of the European Union to Emmanuel Macron at the agricultural fair today.

Here is the video.

ISADORA DUNCAN YOU TUBE CHANNEL

Macron saying his election as president precluded the notion of having such a referendum.

(840 AM EASTERN US, 240 PM IN FRANCE)

Wrapping up at this time a big procession underway in Clermont-Ferrand today.  A report of a few arrests here and there but the Yellow Vests are underway in France today and that is all for now.

President Macron worth noting putting on a show in the crowd at the agriculture show today to distract from the protests.


Link below.....


BFM-TV LIVE

NEWS SUMMARY-INTELLIGENCE REPORT SATURDAY 2/23/2019 NEWSDUMP EDITION



(EDITING UPDATES ADDITIONS ETC. ETC. POSSIBLE UNTIL 815 AM EASTERN US TIME WITH SPECIAL POSTS ON YELLOW VESTS AND VENEZUELA SEPARATE)


Good Morning.

At the top of the Newsdump.

THE TOTAL NUMBER OF US SOLIDERS REMAINING IN SYRIA WAS INCREASED TO 400 ON FRIDAY.

AFTER THE INITIAL ANNOUNCEMENT BY THE WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY SARAH SANDERS THURSDAY, THE MEDIA WAS TOLD 200.

BUT ON FRIDAY THE NUMBER WAS INCREASED IN THE INFORMATION PARCELED OUT TO THE MEDIA.

Selling Turkey on the plan is important and the Turkish Defense Minister  was at the Pentagon on Friday.    President Trump told Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that the troops would remain on Thursday in a phone call.

The troops are being called "peacekeepers" and "observers" but will be "combat ready" and are part of a broader force of perhaps 1500 soldiers from various nations that will be in the northeast Kurdish region but also in the south at Al-Tanf.

President Trump denied to reporters on Friday that he was doing a reversal on his previous announcement of a troop withdrawal from Syria.

Two were killed and others wounded Friday when forces loyal to Nicolas Maduro opened fire on civilians trying to keep with border with Brazil open after he ordered it shut down to prevent humanitarian aid from coming across.

Interim President Juan Guaido made it across the border into Colombia for the "Venezuela Live Aid" concert Friday.   He was side by side with Colombia's president and the presidents of Chile and Paraguay.   Today he plans to accompany relief aid in but as midnight arrived the Maduro government announced a "temporary" closure of the Colombian border.

More on Venezuela in the Breaking News post....HERE

Yellow Vests Week 15 in France today with three gatherings and a procession through Paris plus demonstrations in other cities.

Yellow Vests special post at the link.....HERE

Three cabinet ministers in Theresa May's Conservative Party government warning against a "No-Deal" Brexit.     Greg Clark, Amber Rudd and David Gauke told the pro-Conservative Party "Daily Mail" say they will not support a No-Deal Brexit even if Prime Minister Theresa May wants it.   They will vote to delay Brexit.


The owner of the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots, Robert Kraft, is charged in a prostitution sting operation in Florida.

He is accused of twice soliciting for prostitution on a hidden camera, both misdemeanor charges.    A warrant will be issued and his lawyers notified.

A statement on behalf of Mr. Kraft says he is innocent and that there will no further comment on the matter.  Kraft could be subject to NFL discipline.


Singer R. Kelly turning himself Friday night to face sex abuse charges.   A bail hearing set for later today.

R. Kelly is charged with sexual assault including cases involving minors.  Ten charges of criminal sexual assault coming from a grand jury in Chicago.  Three of the four alleged victims are minors.

Jussie Smollett suspended from the "Empire" TV series following his arrest on fabricating a "hate crime"

A state of emergency declared in Sudan Friday by President Omar al-Bashir after months of "Arab spring" style protest in his country.

Bashir dismissed the federal government.

He appointed members of the police and military to replace governors of the provinces.

Protesters in the streets met by tear gas after his announcement.

Bashir did ask for postponement of constitutional amendments that would have allowed him to run for another term.

Israel's acting foreign minister, appointed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, reiterated his comments on Polish collaboration with Nazis.

"I, as a son of Holocaust survivors....have to tell the truth"


the words from Israel Katz, who had previously said that Poles collaborated with the Nazis and:

"suckled anti-Semitism with their mothers milk"


The Polish Prime Minister pulled out of a planned summit in Israel this week after those comments  and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called on Katz to apologize.

Iran is complying with the 2015 nuclear deal.   That's the word from the International Atomic Energy Agency.    The United States has withdrawn from the agreement since President Trump took office.

President Trump said the agreement was an "embarrassment" and imposed sanctions on Iran as a follow up to the withdrawal.

President Trump has nominated US Ambassador to Canada Kelly Knight Craft to be US Ambassador the United Nations.    She will replace Heather Nauert, State Department spokesperson, who withdrew from nomination to the post last weekend.    Craft is married to a coal mine owner who is a major political contributor.

President Trump says he will "probably" meet Chinese President Xi Jinping in March to work on details of a trade deal between the US and China.    Meanwhile the trade talks set to end Friday continue into overtime this weekend with US and Chinese negotiators truing to reach an agreement.

And one last thing,  you've been teased all week about the notion of a Robert Mueller Special Counsel report coming out next week.

Word this morning from a Justice Department source that it will not be happening.

And that's the way it really is this Saturday morning February 23rd, 2019.

Friday, February 22, 2019

BREAKING NEWS: VENEZUELA'S CRITICAL DAY ARRIVES WITH BORDER CLOSURE ANNOUCEMENT, ATTACKS


(LATER REPORTS ARE AT BOTTOM)


"First reports of attacks by Pro-Regime gangs this 23F.  A bus carrying members of the National Assembly was attacked by a Maduro gang carrying assault rifles.  Gang stole their personal belongings.  Several unarmed civilians wounded."


Marco Rubio Twitter 2/23/3019



(145 AM EASTERN US TIME)


At around midnight word was tweeted out from the Vice-President of the Nicolas Maduro regime of closure of the border with Colombia as the date for volunteer efforts to bring humanitarian aid into Venezuela arrived, Saturday February 23rd.

Delcy Rodriguez claiming that Venezuela's sovereignty and security were threatened.

Two were killed and others injured on the Brazilian border as Venezuelan forces loyal to the Maduro regime opened fire on people trying to keep that border open after it was closed.

The White House condemning the violence and warning that the "world is watching".

On Friday an existing blockade on Colombia's border was reinforced.

Opposition blogger Daniel Duquenal, currently out of the country posted on his "Venezuela News and Views" blog that:

'the only way out for Maduro is a blood bath.  Or a yellow uniform'


(410 AM EASTERN TIME US)

Juan Guaido says that his border crossing to the concert on the Colombian border happened with the assistance of an "armed force".    The Maduro government had banned Guaido from leaving the country.

Now later this morning its expected that an effort to move aid across the border into Venezuela will occur.

Thousands shouting "freedom" at the live aid concert and "the government is going to fall".


(8AM EASTERN TIME US)

Barriers are beginning to come down at the Colombia-Venezuela border to allow relief aid into the country.    Civilians are removing the barriers erected by the Maduro government.

Marco Rubio has tweeted that four Venezuelan National Guard members approached the civilians in armored vehicles, abandoned them and crossed into Colombia.

Venezuelans on their side of the border are encountering tear gas from other National Guard members in Táchira state.


(840 AM EASTERN TIME US)

To wrap up this post for now, four National Guard members did cross the border into Colombia today but not as deserters but to place themselves under the leadership of Interim President Juan Guaido.

Also it is being said that Venezuelan NG forces are under the direction of Cuban agents dressed in NG uniforms.



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(MORE TO COME)

NEWS SUMMARY-INTELLIGENCE REPORT FRIDAY 2/22/2019


(UPDATES, EDITING, ADDITIONS ETC. POSSIBLE UNTIL 645 AM EASTERN US TIME)

Good Morning.

From the White House backtracking on the planned withdrawal of US troops from Syria.

"A small peacekeeping group of about 200 will remain in Syria for a period of time"


The direct quote from White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders.


President Trump conveyed this news in a phone call with the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

It was after a phone call with Erdogan in December that the President announced that US troops were leaving Syria,

But now they are staying with Senator Lindsay Graham saying the troops will be part of "an international stabilizing force".

CNN has been told by an anonymous US official that 100 US soldiers will stay put in southern Syria at Al-Tanf with another group of 100 remaining in northeastern Syria.

Russian officials in recent weeks have expressed doubts about the sincerity of the US announcement of a troop withdrawal from Syria.

Turkey is set to take delivery of its first Russian S-400 air defense system in July.    A Turkish arms industry official says the US offer to sell Patriot air defense systems to Turkey has been rejected because it was contingent on Turkey not buying the Russian system.

In Israel three political groupings have come together Telem, Israel Resilience and Yesh Atid to oppose Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud Party.

Their united political movement is dubbed  "Blue and White", Cacol Lavan in Hebrew.

They pledge never to support a government with Mr. Netanyahu in it and his Likud Party says the new grouping is leftist.   The leadership of the group includes three generals and is described by Netanyahu as a:

"party of left-wing generals"


that would create a Palestinian state.

The Prime Minister cancelled a trip to Moscow Wednesday for a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin to shore up the "Right" side of Israeli politics helping the Jewish Home Party to unite various religious factions including supporters of Rabbi Meir Kahane.

Netanyahu and Putin had a brief phone conversation Thursday and plan a face to face meeting next Wednesday.

Getting back to Israeli politics, the wild card ahead of the April 9th election an expected decision from Attorney General Avechai Mandleblit on indicting Benjamin Netanyahu in three separate corruption cases.

Instant polling after the development puts Blue and White at 36 seats and Likud at 30 in one poll with Blue and White getting a 35-32 edge in another.     Any political party in Israel that gets 3.25 percent of the vote or more is allocated seats proportionally in the 120 seat Knesset.

In the UK this week a new political group forming from the defection of eight Labor Party MP's and three Conservative Party MP's.

The "independent group" has hard core opposition to Brexit within it plus views that seem to mirror those of French President Emmanuel Macron.

They appear to be the tip of an emerging spear set to drive through the notion of a Brexit without a negotiated deal with the European Union considered to be a sell out of British national sovereignty.

The Brexit deadline is March 29th and there appears to be threats of more defections to this group in Parliament.

Tomorrow in France Week 15 of the Yellow Vests protests with gatherings set in various cities including Rennes and Cleremont-Ferrand  with Yellow Vests activities set to begin in Paris at 11am on the Champs-Elysees near the Arc de Triomphe.

Venezuela closing its border with Brazil after that country committed to being a conduit for humanitarian aid for Venezuela.

Today a "Venezuela Live Aid" concert featuring popular music artists from Venezuela and other Latin American countries being held in Colombia at Cucuta on the border with Venezuela.   On the other side a counter event being staged by the regime of Nicolas Maduro.

The Maduro  government fully committed to resisting plans tomorrow to use volunteers to bring relief aid into the country led by Interim President Juan Guaido, recognized as Venezuela's head of government by more than 50 nations.

A convoy moved out from Caracas Thursday led by Mr. Guaido headed for the Colombian border to meet the relief aid set to come across.    Some scuffles and tear gas but the convoy moved on after being briefly stopped at a point west of the city.

People in the convoy actively resisted the attempt to stop them by the authorities with success....Link to video....HERE

No formal order closing the Colombian border yet but Maduro says he's considering closing the border.

There were some attacks by mobs supporting Maduro along the way as the caravan made its way to the Colombian border according to late reports from Colombia's NTN 24 News with stones hurled at vehicles causing shattering of glass.

Also late news with a source quoted by the EFE news agency in Spain saying Mr. Guaido has made it to the Colombian border to receive the humanitarian aid tomorrow.


There will be a new election in the 9th Congressional District of North Carolina.  The Board of Elections, three Democrats and two Republicans, with a unanimous decision.

Republican Mark Harris won the election but a consultant working for him illegally handled absentee ballots.  Harris denies any knowledge of what was going on. 

Jussie Smollett is free on 100-thousand dollars bail after his felony arrest for filing a false police report about a "racist-homophobic" attack attributed to supporters of President Trump.

Smollett is also said to have written a threatening letter about himself to the studio that he works for.

"You collaborate with our enemies-resign"


That message for Portland, Oregon Mayor Ted Wheeler Thursday evening as left-wing elements vented in a meeting at a church called a "listening session".    

The anger over communication between a police lieutenant and Joey Gibson, head of the Patriot Prayer Group.

More on the story from "Oregon Live" at this link......HERE

Tommy Robinson is going after FakeNews, media bias and corruption at the BBC.   Robinson will premiere a video called "Panodrama" on Saturday afternoon in Manchester at 2pm UK time.

Undercover footage in the video with a journalist working for the BBC putting down Robinson's Irish working class background.

US officials have told Reuters that President Trump will seek a common understanding of what denuclarization means when he meets North Korea's ruler Kim Jong-un next week in Vietnam.

The President is expected to ask Kim to give up all of North Korea's nuclear weapons.


Peter Tork of "The Monkees" is dead at the age of 77.    He and his three partners in the band (Mickey Dolenz,  Michael Nesmith and Davey Jones) were part of music and television history in the 1960's.

And that's the way it really is Friday morning February 22nd, 2019.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

NEXTRUSH UNPLUGGED:  DOWN DAY FOR REST BUT THE NEWS MOVES ON


The world moves on with criminal charges against Jussie Smollett.

Its sad that people were smeared by him as in people who support President Trump, "Make America Great Again".

His behavior in trying to create this notion of victimhood reminds me of mine own youth and the dark side of having to draw attention to myself and or having to validate the notion that I was a victim of "bad people" out there.

I grew up being a drunk, using adult beverages and being an Anti-Semite at the same time and at the age of 12 I was scraping to find some way to make "the Jews" look bad and blame something on them just Smollett was doing with.

As a drunk, an addict, I was always paranoid and afraid of others and I sense Jussie Smollett is in the same boat I've been in.

So I can't hate him.

Only hope he would find some peace and serenity, sanity and sobriety in his life.

The government has found a "domestic terrorist" but again they found lots of illegal drugs in his home.

A Coast Guard officer arrested and charged by Justice Department.

Christopher Paul Hasson wanted to kill a lot of people with liberal views in the media and politics we are told.

The terrorist, the mass killer is the drunk, the addict if you will who takes things over the edge.

You can stuff the politics because the problem is not political.

Its about being drunk or sober with drunk being a dangerous condition that can have horrible consequences in some cases like the mass murderers.

Anti-Semitism is being redefined to include Anti-Zionism as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said recently and following his lead is the President of France, Emmanuel Macron.    Macron says French law will be changed to incorporate Anti-Zionism as Anti-Semitism.

But as I said in my post earlier this week the politicians like Macron don't want to close the borders of France to the Anti-Semites Anti-Zionists and they have been allowed into the country en masse as "migrants" from the countries that France helped to destabilize as in Libya and Syria.

Some big political news breaking this morning in Israel.

The political alliance that will be alternative to Benjamin Netanyahu has emerged with former IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz and his Israel Resilience Party joining the Yesh Atid Party of 
Yair Lapid.

Netanyahu's Likud Party simply saying this alliance would give Israel a "left-wing government" if it won.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

NEWS SUMMARY-INTELLIGENCE REPORT WEDNESDAY 2/20/2019


(UPDATES, EDITING ADDITIONS ETC. POSSIBLE UNTIL 645 AM, LIMITED EDITION DUE TO WORK AND PERSONAL COMMITTMENTS)


In Ohio Republican Governor Mike DeWine is proposing a gas tax hike.  He would not reveal details about the proposed tax hike but the dollar figures in his proposed budget suggest a 14 cent a gallon hike, that's 50 percent more than the current 28 cent a gallon gas tax in the Buckeye State.

De Wine says the higher tax is needed to fund both major projects and maintenance of current highways and bridges.

He told reporters Tuesday:

"You have to have a gas tax increase, there's no doubt.   The day of reckoning is finally here and we have to face that."


Brazil is in on sending humanitarian aid across its border with Venezuela.    That word from the spokesman for Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro.

The Brazilians want to support the distribution of aid being organized by Interim President Juan Guaido.

But the Venezuelan government of Nicolas Maduro is committed to preventing the aid from getting into the country.   Maduro denying there are food and medicine shortages, promising aid from Russia and taking action to close the borders with both Colombia and the nearby Dutch island of Curacao.

His defense minister Vladimir Padrino appeared with high ranking military officers to pledge loyalty to Maduro and to pledge to block aid coming from the 50 plus countries that recognize Guaido as president.

The aid is portrayed as the vanguard of a military invasion with Padrino saying any attempt to change the government in Venezuela would happen over "our dead bodies".


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Moscow today meeting with Russia's President Vladimir Putin.    Syria and the Middle East situation overall under discussion.

A satellite image released yesterday by the Israeli ImageSat company reveals what appear to be three Russian S-300 air defense systems operational in Syria.

LATE WORD IS THAT MR. NETANYAHU DELAYED HIS TRIP FOR POLITICAL ACTIVITY IN ISRAEL.

He's running for president again as a Democrat in 2020. 

Vermont's Independent Senator Bernie Sanders joining a large field of candidates which may be designed to shave votes away from him so former Vice-President Joe Biden wins the nomination.

In 2016 it was revealed that the Democratic Party machinery was being manipulated in favor of Hillary Clinton over Sanders who put up a strong showing in spite of the rigging of the nomination process.

A Congressional report says that sensitive nuclear power technology is being transferred to Saudi Arabia.

The Democrat controlled committee behind the report says it is concerned about nuclear weapons proliferation resulting from the construction of nuclear power plants in Saudi Arabia being promoted by the Trump Administration.

It says business firms linked to the president are pushing for nuclear transfers to Saudi Arabia.

This week Saudi Arabia's de-facto ruler Crown Prince Mohammed bin-Salman visited Pakistan, a nuclear weapons power, agreeing to 20 billion dollars in support for that country.

In France a 36-year old laptop salesman who is a convert to Islam arrested for Anti-Semitic insults hurled at academic Alain Finkielkraut in Paris last Saturday.    The tirade came on the sidelines of a Yellow Vests protest and much blame was put on Yellow Vests for the incident.

And Yellow Vests got their wish last night when a former bodyguard for President Emmanuel Macron was in jail overnight.

Alexandre Benalla was jailed because he broke conditions of his judicial supervision talking to a former official in President Macron's political party also under investigation in connection with an incident on May 1st, 2018 when Benalla dressed up as a riot policeman and attacked May Day protesters in Paris.

Traditionalist Cardinals in the Roman Catholic Church say clericalism is not at the root of the sex abuse crisis, but a "homosexual agenda" within the church is behind it.

Cardinals Raymond Burke from the US and Walter Brandmuller from Germany issued an open letter on the eve of a bishops meeting at the Vatican to discuss the sex abuse crisis in the church.

The cardinals were part of a group of four who questioned Pope Francis in 2016 on whether divorced or remarried Catholics should receive the Holy Communion and in this new open letter Burke and Brandmuller criticize Francis for refusing to respond to those questions.

And that's the way it really is Wednesday morning February 20th, 2019.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

FRANCE LATEST:  THE HYPOCRITES RALLY AGAINST ANTI SEMITISM


"I do not want to participate in a political instrumentalization"


National Rally Leader Marine Le Pen Explains Her Non-Participation In A March Against Anti Semitism



A coincidence or just what passes for regular, normal activity in modern day France, but multiple Anti Semitic incidents reported in France in the days leading up to today's rally against Anti Semitism from the desecration of 80 graves a Jewish cemetery to shots fired at a synagogue to insults hurled at a Jewish academic on the sidelines of a Yellow Vests march in Paris last Saturday.

He was called among other things:

"big Zionist s***"


That incident quickly denounced by President Emmanuel Macron and others with blame hurled on the Yellow Vests movement but within 24 hours or so police pointed to a suspect from an Islamic sect, a Salafi Muslim.

And therein lies of course the main contributing factor to Anti Semitism which is the ever increasing Muslim population of France enabled by its mainstream politicians and leftists, but not supported by Marine Le Pen and her National Rally Party (formerly  the National Front).

Many Muslims believe Jews to be inferior or evil and even if they don't "hate" Jews they despise Israel.

This week Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated that:

"Anti-Zionism is the new Anti-Semitism" 

Mainstream politicians like Emmanuel Macron's Prime Minister Edouard Philippe joined by former Socialist President Francois Hollande and President Nicolas Sarkozy of "The Republicans" in today's rally.

But what do they all have in common.   Support for policies that destabilized two counties (Libya and Syria) driving millions of "migrants" into Europe in general with some ending up in France, increasing the population hostile to Jewish people in their country.

And beyond the support for the wars that created "migrants" they also have advocated open borders allowing Anti Semites to join the general population from other Islamic countries not affected by wars.

The real reason for this rally is indeed to rally political support for mainstream politicians being opposed by populists of Marine Le Pen's stripe in France and Matteo Salvini's in Italy, among others.

The European Parliament elections are just three months away.

Monday, February 18, 2019

VENEZUELA LATEST:  TRUMP URGES MILITARY TO SWITCH SIDES, 'LIVE AID' CONCERT SET FOR COLOMBIA FRIDAY


"The people of Venezuela are standing for freedom and democracy and the United States of America is standing right by their side"


President Donald J. Trump Speaks In Miami 2/18/2019


Speaking in Miami Monday afternoon President Donald Trump urged the Venezuelan military to stop its support for Nicolas Maduro and come out in support of Interim President Juan Guaido.

Trump noted that Guaido has offered amnesty and also warned that the US knows where the military has any ill gotten gains given to them by Maduro stashed in financial institutions.

The President laid out a vision of democracy for Venezuela that he hoped would spread to other left-wing ruled nations like Nicaragua and Cuba.

He also noted that "all options are on the table" in regard to Venezuela.

Meanwhile, the Virgin Atlantic founder and billionaire Sir Richard Branson is organizing an aid concert for Venezuela this Friday (February 22nd).

The concert is a "Live Aid" type event being held at the Colombian border town of Cucuta with hopes of raising 100 million dollars for humanitarian relief in Venezuela.

Branson is inviting international and regional artists to perform.

He tweeted:

"The humanitarian crisis in Venezuela worsens every day.  Join Venezuela Aid Live, support the cause to help the country's suffering people  venezuelaaidlive.com"


The event will be livestreamed online.

Branson told the Associated Press:

"I talked to Juan Guaido, and the team, the people around him, to see what could be most helpful.  And they said the thing that Venezuela needed the most was medical help in particular, money to be raised to try to keep doctors and nurses in Venezuela, not just leaving Venezuela, and just basic medical help."


Nicolas Maduro responded to Branson by saying he is organizing a concert of his own in Venezuela on Saturday and Sunday.   The Maduro regime says that aid for the country will be imported from Russia.

Maduro has opposed aid being sent in saying its a trick leading to a military invasion and will be used to enslave the people of Venezuela.

Guaido says he has enlisted 600,000 volunteers in Venezuela and Colombia to begin moving humanitarian aid arriving in Colombia across the border into Venezuela on Saturday.

Branson said:

"If they (Venezuelan troops) stop the aid coming through and there are pictures of hundreds of thousands of people wanting to come through from both sides, it will send out a potent message, a very powerful message to Venezuela, to everybody, that there is aid that is trying to get across, but the army is stopping it.


That hopefully will mean that Juan Guaido and his people will have a better chance to have another election where sense can prevail."


(SPECIAL COMMENT 4am Eastern Tuesday)

The globalists, corporatists led by Sir Richard Branson, noted for being anti-Brexit among other things, are trying to change the government in Venezuela.

But the Communist regime of Chavez and Maduro has failed miserably and caused great suffering.

Trump and others use the word "Socialist" to describe it so as to gain a political point in their fight with Democrats but I choose to call it not by the "Socialist" moniker of Soviet-style propaganda but by its always evil real name I knew it by in my youth "Communist".

For better or worse, this is what is happening.

I only wish the best for the long suffering people of Venezuela.

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Sunday, February 17, 2019

NEWS SUMMARY-INTELLIGENCE REPORT SUNDAY- MONDAY 2/18/-2/19/2019


(A WORK IN PROGRESS WITH UPDATES AND ADDITIONS, EDITING ETC. POSSIBLE UNTIL 830 AM MONDAY MORNING)

( WARNING: OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE IN LEAD STORY)

Protests all weekend in France on the third month anniversary of the Yellow Vests.

Protesters around the Eiffel Tower, on the Champs-Elysees and at the Place of the Republic in Paris on Sunday.

On Saturday nationwide protests from the center of Paris to traffic circles in towns and at toll booths on the many highways being operated by private companies in the country.

The Yellow Vests own estimate of their numbers Saturday is 101-thousand while the government says only 41,500 protested.

Much attention from government officials and the media paid to profane insults directed at a Jewish academic on the sidelines of Saturday's protest who was called "big Zionist s***" among other things.  

Government officials including President Emmanuel Macron quickly putting blame on the Yellow Vests for the incident.

But word is that police have identified a suspect in the tirade who is connected to an Islamic movement, more specifically a "Salafist movement" within Islam.

The Polish Prime Minister cancelling his visit to Israel for a Holocaust related summit following last week's controversial comments from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about Polish collaboration with the Nazis during World War II.   The leaders of three other nations coming to Israel for bilateral talks instead of a formal summit meeting.

Netanyahu made his comments in Warsaw during the  Middle East 'peace and security' summit which was dominated by US and Israeli demands that other nations take a tougher line on Iran.

As the election campaign rolls on in Israel the man nominated to be Foreign Minister by Prime Minister Netanyahu, Yisrael Katz repeated criticism of Poles in an interview with Israel's "Channel 13":

"Poles cooperated with the Nazis"


Katz also attacking the leader of the party leading the polls among opposition forces, former IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz, saying Gantz opposed attacking Iran and wanted a negotiated deal with the Iranians.

Last week when Netanyahu referenced Polish collaboration with the Nazis, a sensitive issue in Poland and Israel,  Polish leaders responded saying that it was the Poles who were victimized by the Nazis.

Netanyahu also insisted the conference in Warsaw last week was about Iran with the Polish Foreign Minister saying the meeting was about other issues in addition to Iran.

Discipline against a French military officer is being considered after he wrote an article critical of the tactics being used to defeat ISIS in Syria.

Colonel Francois-Regis Legrier, the commander of artillery assisting Kurdish forces in Syria, wrote for the "National Defense Review" among other things:

"...by refusing ground engagement, we unnecessarily prolonged the conflict and thus contributed to the increasing number of casualties  in the population.  We have massively destroyed the infrastructure and given the populations a disgusting image...."


He said that as few as 1,000 ground troops would have have defeated ISIS more effectively in the recent Battle of Hajin.

Russia's Sputnik news agency reports that the Syrian military is planning a limited military operation against the Hayat Tahrir-al Sham (HTS) jihadists, at one time Al-Qaeda in Syria.    The jihadists in Idlib province have repeatedly violated a demilitarized zone set up in the region under Russian and Turkish supervision.

The Russian report quotes Syrian military sources.

Former New York Congressman Anthony Weiner is out of federal prison after serving 15 months of a 21 month sentence.   Weiner pled guilty to sending sexually explicit messages to a 15-year old girl asking her to undress on camera.

He is now in a halfway house in Brooklyn heading for a May 14th release.

Weiner was married to a close aide of Hillary Clinton,  Huma Abedin, with Clinton related emails  found on his laptop during the law enforcement investigation.

A barrage of tweets from President Trump over the weekend many related to Robert Mueller's investigation and the assertions of former Deputy FBI Director and Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, interviewed on CBS's "60 Minutes" Sunday night.

US Senator Lindsey Graham calling for Senate hearings into Mr. McCabe's assertion that there was an attempt to find grounds to remove the President from office immediately after the firing of FBI Director James Comey in 2017.

State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert withdrew her name from consideration to be the next US Ambassador to the UN.  Nauert says she was grateful for the trust President Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo placed in her but it was in the best interests of her family that she pull out of consideration for the job.

The State Department says that the President will announce a new nominee soon.

Police in Chicago want to talk to actor-singer Jussie Smollett about the alleged "racist and homophobic" attack on him that left him wearing a noose and alleging people using President Trump's "Make America Great Again" slogan were his attackers.

Last week the police detained for questioning and released two Nigerian men who were close to Smollett around the time of the attack with sources leaking to the media those men allege being paid by Smollett to stage the incident. 

Humanitarian aid is arriving in Colombia carried by US military aircraft.

Its bound for delivery in Venezuela whose Interim President Juan Guaido has called on volunteers to prepare to carry the food across the border next Saturday (February 23rd).  On Saturday Guaido tweeted that there will be volunteers inside and outside the country distributing the aid.

Speaking to the media in Colombia the director of the US Agency for International Development, Mark Green, said:

"Children are going hungry, and nearly every hospital in Venezuela is experiencing serious medicine shortages"



Nicolas Maduro and his government say the relief aid is part of a US plot to invade Venezuela.

Mr. Guaido is also laying plans for relief goods to be distributed through Brazil and the Dutch island territory of Curacao in the Carribean Sea.

In Barcelona, Spain Saturday 200-thousand protesters in the streets supporting Catalan leaders being tried for sedition.

12 people on trial for their involvement in a referendum that voted to make Catalonia independent from Spain.    The Spanish government declared the referendum void and assumed direct control in its aftermath.

If convicted, some of the defendants could be jailed for 25 years.


Seven MP's from the Labor Party in the UK announced their departure Monday over the policies of leader Jeremy Corbyn saying they wanted him to support a new Brexit referendum and saying the party has failed to deal with Anti-Semitism in its ranks.

The "second referendum" notion for Brexit an idea pushed by former Labor Prime Minister Tony Blair.   The seven forming a new political grouping arguing for a "new politics".

Pakistan rolled out the red carpet for a visit from the de-facto ruler of Saudi Arabia.

Crown Prince Mohammed bin-Salman representing a nation with financial power and Pakistan reported to have financial difficulties as characterized by the BBC.

20 billion dollars in deals announced between the two countries Monday.

Bin-Salman also set to visit China and India.

Meanwhile India imposing 200 percent tariffs on Pakistani goods as it ends most favored trading status following last weeks suicide bomb attack that killed 46 Indian soldiers in Kashmir.

India holds Pakistan responsible.

On Monday four Indian soldiers and two terrorists killed in a military operation in Kashmir with a civilian also reported dead.

A British House of Commons committee report accuses Facebook of spreading false news from foreign powers, attacks its founder Mark Zuckerberg for failure of leadership or responsibility.

The report urges far more stricter regulation of Facebook and Facebook's response was that it was open to "meaningful regulation".

And who did it for what purpose is unclear but the Russian flag was flying over Salisbury Cathedral in England this weekend for a brief time.   The flag hung from scaffolding on the cathedral in the town where an attack alleged to have been perpetrated by the Russian government occurred last year involving the agent "Novichok" with one person killed and three sickened.


The Russian News Agency Tass quotes a diplomat at the Russian Embassy in London saying:

"we believe it looks like a well thought out provocation"


And a man who was a pollster for former President Jimmy Carter, a Democrat, and moved on in more recent times to be supportive of Donald Trump is dead.

Pat Caddell passed away Saturday in Charleston, South Carolina from complications of a stroke at the age of 68.

And that's the way it really is as we come into this Monday morning January 18th, 2019.

FRANCE YELLOW VESTS BREAKING:  THREE MONTH ANNIVERSARY PROTESTS IN PARIS



The Champ de Mars in the area of the Eiffel Tower was filled with Yellow Vests this afternoon on the three month anniversary of the protests that began November 17th.

They moved on to other locations like the Champs-Elysees and the Place of the Republic where protesters were already gathered for static demonstrations that began early in the afternoon.

The police say that 1500 were protesting this afternoon in Paris.

Also today a Yellow Vests protest was underway in the south of France at La Ciotat on the coast just east of Marseille.

This extra day of protest followed yesterday's nationwide demonstrations in urban areas, at traffic circles and toll booths in towns and the countryside.   The Yellow Vests say 101-thousand participated while the official government estimate is 41,500.

(ITS BEEN REVEALED THAT A JOURNALIST FOR BFM-TV WAS BEATEN SEVERAL TIMES BY POLICE IN PARIS YESTERDAY.   RAPHAEL MAILLOCHON WAS IN BETWEEN POLICE AND PROTESTERS AND WANTED TO MOVE AWAY BUT POLICE REFUSED EVEN AFTER HE IDENTIFIED HIMSELF.

MAILLOCHON IS FILING A COMPLAINT ABOUT THE INCIDENT. BFM-TV SAYS IT DEPLORES THE INCIDENT)

A prominent personality in the Yellow Vests protests, Ingrid Levavasseur, was confronted by angry protesters denouncing her today.  Levavassur, who is from Normandy, withdrew from involvement in a Citizens Referendum Initiative political movement contesting the European elections recently but came to the Paris protest.

In the end riot police helped to extract her from those who confronted her.



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LIVE-MULTIPLEX VIDEO OF FEBRUARY 17TH YELLOW VESTS 1245-445 PM PARIS TIME





Saturday, February 16, 2019

FRANCE YELLOW VESTS:  NATIONWIDE PROTESTS CONTINUE, 101-THOUSAND PROTESTERS ESTIMATED, GOVERNMENT DENOUNCES THUGS, ANTI-SEMITISM


The first day of a weekend of protests by the Yellow Vests today in France with 5000 on the streets of Paris according to the authorities.   Tear gas used against some on the Champs-Elysees late in the afternoon.

More will rally and march in Paris tomorrow with four events listed to mark the three month anniversary of the Yellow Vests protests.

The Yellow Vests decided to estimate their total number protesting today amid controversy over official government estimates.  They estimate some 101,379 protesting today,

The government says 41,500 protested.

Thousands on the streets in Bordeaux with police making a handful of arrests alleging objects thrown at them.   Media estimating some 4 to 5 thousand with the government refusing to offer any estimate.

"We are not tired"


one message from the protesters who also carried banners about police violence against protesters.


The A7 motorway blocked at the south exit in Lyon for two hours late in the afternoon.

A thousand protesters reported in Lyon in the city center.

Many "roundabout" (traffic circle) protests with toll booth Yellow Vests allowing motorists through without having to pay toll on the many highways turned over to private companies by the government for operation.

2000 protested in Marseille marching to the north side of the city with 12 protesters who will continue on to Paris meeting other protesters along the way.

They are promoting the Citizens Referendum Initiative.

Some 2000 demonstrating in Brittany at Pontivy with the police forcing protesters out of the town center.

Coffins to represent democracy were placed in front a war memorial and government office.

On February 5th the National Assembly passed a new law to restrict protests, a law pushed by President Macron and his party "La Republic En Marche".

It would give local authorities the right to exclude specific people from protesting and allow judges to ban protests entirely.

This last week in the European Parliament a symbolic vote condemning laws that restrict protest with several countries in mind but France drawing the most attention in the debate.   485 members of the 751 member Parliament voting for that resolution.

Today the office of  a member of the National Assembly from President Macron's party, Sarthe Damien Pichereau, was ransacked in Le Mans.

It is reported that people wearing yellow vests were the perps on a day the office is closed.

There were denunciations of the incident and the "thugs" involved in the ranscking.

Three protesters injured in Rouen in northwestern France when stuck by a motorist caught up in the protest.  Police say protesters threw objects and mounted the car.

And there have been accusations of Anti-Semitism from the Yellow Vests and today an incident reported widely and heavily in the media and denounced by President Macron among many others tonight.

Protesters in Paris alleged to have hurled insults and whistled at Alain Finkielkraut, a Jewish philosopher and teacher.    Video was put on social media of individuals saying "Zionist s***" and "France it is ours".

This incident is another example of the propaganda war as the government, the establishment work to suppress and discredit protesters whose standard of living has been reduced by the policies of Emmanuel Macron, policies that are said to be "Green" and promoting economic growth.

They care about the suffering done to them and are not interested in hating anyone although crazies and or people planted by the government may be.

Banning and suppressing protests using a new law could very well be one aspect of a broader policy to discredit and destroy the Yellow Vests protesters.

Links below......

MUTLIPLEX VIDEO 545-945 PM TONIGHT IN PARIS

RT VIDEO OF PROTESTS IN PARIS TODAY 2/16/2019


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NEWS SUMMARY-INTELLIGENCE REPORT SATURDAY 2/16/2019  NEWSDUMP EDITION


(UPDATES, ADDITIONS, EDITING ETC. POSSIBLE UNTIL 815 AM EASTERN US TIME)


This weekend marks the three month anniversary of the Yellow Vests  protests in France and nationwide protests are planned today with a special protest in Paris tomorrow.

The Yellow Vests protests began in response to the tax-economic policies of French President Emmanuel Macron which sharply raised gasoline taxes in the name of combating climate change.

Highways given to private companies to operate and charge tolls created additional high costs especially for rural areas of France.

The Yellow Vests story is on the Breaking News post.....HERE

"California will see you in court" is the response from Democrat Governor Gavin Newsom to President Trump's emergency declaration to erect a barrier on the US-Mexico border.

Trump expected as much when he signed the declaration Friday.  He figures the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals will rule against him but he hopes to win on the final appeal to the US Supreme Court.

Former Republican Massachusetts governor William Weld wants to challenge President Trump in 2020.   Weld forming an exploratory committee for a candidacy that would oppose the President for the GOP nomination.

Weld said the Republican Party needs to assume again "the mantle of being the party of Lincoln".

He said the President has brought a "culture of divisiveness" to Washington.

Five are dead in a workplace shooting incident in Aurora. Illinois.    Five police officers wounded,  The perpetrator shot dead by the police.

He has just been fired from his job.

General Joseph Votel, commander of US Central Command, which includes forces in Syria, says the US should not withdrawal its troops from Syria as ordered by President Trump.

He believes more needs to be done to defeat ISIS and that he would not have recommended the withdrawal to President Trump.

Votel made his comments to CNN.

The President said at the Rose Garden of the White House Friday that by today important announcements will be made in regards to Syria.

The Lebanese al-Manar TV channel reported Friday that US forces pulled out of key base in northeastern Syria in recent days.

A summit between the leaders of Iran, Russia and Turkey on the future of Syria with agreement that the territorial integrity of Syria must be respected.

After the Thursday meeting in Sochi, Russia Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Turkey and Russia have agreed to clear Idlib province in northern Syria of jihadist groups.   He said "No" when asked if that meant a military operation.

A sudden middle of the night meeting led to a delay in Nigeria's presidential and parliamentary elections scheduled for today. 

The Independent National Electoral Commission says the delay till next Saturday is needed to ensure a free and fair vote.

Both of the countries major political parties, the All Progressives Congress and  People's Democratic Party, came out following the announcement accusing the other of trying to manipulate the vote.

There have been incidents in recent weeks of election offices being burned with thousands of card readers and voter cards being destroyed.

A sudden election call Friday from Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez.  Voters will go to the polls on April 28th.

Socialist Sanchez called the election after he was unable to get parliament to pass his budget.    His party only has 84 seats in the 350 seat parliament.

Trade talks between the US and China will resume in the United States next week after this week's talks in China.

No agreement yet with the US warning that very difficult issues remain to be resolved.

The US will impose higher tariffs on Chinese goods if an agreement is not reached by March 1st.

Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller is recommending 19 to 24 years in prison for President Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort.

Manafort was found to be breaking an agreement to cooperate with Mueller investigation.   Manafort has been found guilty of wrongdoing in connection with lobbying work he did for the government of Ukraine.

The Special Prosecutor also calling for a 50-thousand to 24 million dollar fine against Manafort.

Colin Kaepernick, the former NFL quarterback who kneeled for the national anthem, has reached a legal settlement with NFL owners.   Kaepernick accused the owners of collusion against him after his protest on the field over violence by police against black people.

Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid has also settled a collusion complaint with the NFL.

A joint statement by lawyers on both sides Friday says the terms of the settlement are confidential.

Portland, Oregon Mayor Ted Wheeler out with a statement Friday evening responding to left-wing  accusations of collusion between the police and "right-wing extremists".  It's all about a Portland police lieutenant's text messaging with Patriot Prayer Group leader Joey Gibson.

Patriot Prayer protesting frequently in Portland with leftists including Antifa confronting them.

Wheeler's statement in part reads:

"First and foremost: Chief (Danielle) Outlaw and I are going to implement training for the Portland Police Bureau around how to identify white supremacy based on the recommendation of the Oregon Justice Resource Center, Council on American-Islamic Relations Oregon and the Western States Center..."

Wheeler also said there will be an independent investigation into any bias from the Portland Police in favor of groups on the Right.

Two brothers from Nigeria who worked with actor-singer Jussie Smollett, were held for questioning in an attack on Smollett.

Smollett alleges he was attacked by two white men who alluded to President Trump's signature slogan "Make America Great Again".    He says they left a noose around his neck.

The two Nigerian men were taken into custody when they arrived in Chicago Wednesday night.  The brothers work as extras on the "Empire" series and worked out at the gym with Smollett.

LATE WORD FRIDAY NIGHT AFTER 10 PM CHICAGO TIME IS THAT THE TWO MEN HAVE BEEN RELEASED BECAUSE OF 'NEW EVIDENCE'.  POLICE SAY THEY HAVE MORE INVESTIGATIVE WORK TO DO

Sources said to be within the Chicago Police have told the media they believe the alleged attack was a hoax but that was contradicted by top Chicago Police officials in recent days.

The attack on Smollett is being described as "racist and homophobic".

(BREAKING NEWS:  The Vatican announced Saturday that Cardinal and Washington Archbishop Theodore McCarrick has been defrocked.     Pope Francis has made the move following sexual abuse allegations recognizing the decision of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in the matter to return McCarrick "to the secular state".)

The Vatican's representative in France being investigated for sexual assault.

Archbishop Luigi Ventura, the apostolic nuncio, is accused by a Paris City Hall employee of repeatedly touching his buttocks using more force on later occasions with the third and final incident being witnessed by other City Hall employees.

And that's the way it really is on this Saturday morning February 16th, 2019.

Friday, February 15, 2019

BREAKING NEWS:  WEEK 14 OF YELLOW VESTS PROTEST IN FRANCE, THREE MONTH ANNIVERSARY THIS WEEKEND


(LATEST NEWS AT THE BOTTOM OF POST, STARTED LATE FRIDAY NIGHT INTO EARLY SATURDAY MORNING)

(2AM  SATURDAY EASTERN US TIME, 8AM IN FRANCE)

Tomorrow February 17th will mark the three month anniversary of the Yellow Vests protests in France, a response to the economic-tax policies of President Emmanuel Macron.

And a special protest is planned in Paris in connection with the anniversary tomorrow afternoon.

But for today a nationwide protest schedule including multiple locations in Paris.   Bordeaux, Marseille and other locations also involved today.



(3 AM EASTERN US, 9AM IN FRANCE)

Yellow Vests are visible on the Champs-Elysees in Paris right now.

(4AM EASTERN US, 10 AM IN FRANCE)

As we wait for protests to materialize today its worth considering how the Left side of politics is so mixed up and the mainstream parties of the "Left" like "Labor" and "Socialist" suffer in public opinion today because its obvious those parties are just pro-business operations.

Many have been hustled into a so-called "Left" or "Liberal" agenda that's about diversity and inclusion, open borders and the climate change scam.

And what do you end up with out of all this.   Big Business gets Cheap Labor from a diverse background and they get lower taxes on them while little people pay higher taxes like the folks in France do at the gas pump.

These mainstream parties and politicians like Emmanuel Macron in France are tools of Big Banks and Big Business using a supposedly progressive policy on climate change to favor Big Business at the expense of rural people, small business and middle class-lower class people.

Nancy Pelosi and her "Green New Deal" is exactly what the big money donors want and it will shaft the working people.

(410 AM EASTERN US, 1010 AM IN FRANCE)

Several processions moving in the streets of Paris with the first moving down the Champs-Elysees at Noon.

Video from the "Muliplex" showing protesters in several places right now including Tarbes near the border with Spain.  Also visible a protest at a warehouse distribution facility in Amiens.

Here is the link......LIVE-MULTIPLEX-YELLOW VESTS-ACT XIV

(420 PM EASTERN US, 1020 AM IN FRANCE)

The protests in Paris wrap up this evening from 7 to 10 pm with a rally at the Stalingrad Square in Paris.  Also this evening from 5 to 10 pm a rally at the Place of the Republic in Paris.

Will come back after 5am Eastern US...…

(530 AM EASTERN US, 1130 AM IN FRANCE)

What we've been shown on BFM-TV in the last half hour or so is the large group of protesters at the Arc de Triomphe moving into the area where cars circle around it and causing some disprution of traffic.

Police in that area as well with the procession set to start on the Champs-Elysees at Noon.  The police have some of their armored vehicles with them.

We are also getting word that protests are on along highways with Saint-Arnoult-en-Yvelines the site of a toll free day.   Protesters letting cars pass without having to pay toll on this road, one of many given over to private companies by the government and turned into toll roads by the private entities.

More video from locations around France coming up on the Multiplex like Metz.

And now the link to the RT video coming from the Arc de Triomphe-Champs-Elysees in Paris.....RT-RUPTLY VIDEO FROM PARIS


(555 AM EASTERN US, 1155 AM IN FRANCE)

A few minutes to go before the procession starts but for now some protesters sitting down around the riot police guarded Arc de Triomphe.

News reports in the last 24 hours with Mrs. Macron being interviewed.  Brigitte Macron saying:  "We have to talk to each other, to reconcile ourselves.".

We will have more after 7am Eastern time....

(730 AM EASTERN US, 130 PM IN FRANCE)

This is not just a protest in urban areas as we see from the various Facebook videos in the Multiplex on You Tube.

Its also happening at the "roundabouts", traffic circles in towns and villages across France today.

And from Metz the Facebook video at the toll booth of the privately operated highway with the Yellow Vests letting motorists through without paying toll.

How do end up with private companies operating highways and charging tolls?

Because nations have to be attractive to business, the multinational corporations.

They must keep their corporate taxes low, so governments and politicians say "the sky is falling" as in global warming, climate change etc.

They justify taxes on little people like these gasoline taxes in France and in Canada they are jacking up utility bills to "save the planet" and creating a Yellow Vests movement there.

And you cut the costs of government by privatizing it as in selling off highways for operation by private companies.

But with that idea and I've heard it broached even here in the USA, the private companies run toll roads socking it to the little people again so corporations don't have to pay higher taxes to fund government, the welfare state etc.

(740 AM EASTERN US, 140 PM IN FRANCE)

Word from Strasbourg that 150 protesters are staging an unannounced protest in the city center disrupting business and causing police to warn them by megaphone the protest was not announced in advance.

Protesters are shouting back with "Benalla in prison" as in the former bodyguard of President Macron caught up in scandal and controversy.

(840 AM EASTERN US, 240 PM IN FRANCE)

The afternoon is the main period for protest today with a march underway in Toulouse right now.

Also a gathering in the town of Bourg-en-Bresse, northeast of Lyon and not too far from the Swiss border.   Authorities setting up 13 checkpoints there to search protesters and police plan to keep them out of the town center.

And that's it for this post with another one later today or this evening.......


Link below......

BFM-TV LIVE VIDEO