NEWS SUMMARY-INTELLIGENCE REPORT TUESDAY 12/10/2019
(LIMITED SERVICE WHEN ABLE THROUGH LATE TUESDAY)
President Trump speaking here in central Pennsylvania tonight about the impeachment process in Washington.
The President telling a rally in Hershey that the:
"far left Democrats"
"failed Washington Establishment"
are trying to undo his electoral victory in 2016 and among other things:
" overthrow our democracy"
Democrats and the White House agreeing on the United States Mexico Canada trade agreement. The USMCA now assured of passage through Congress.
A NO FLY RULE IS IN EFFECT FOR SOME 300 SAUDI AVIATION STUDENTS IN THE US AFTER LAST FRIDAY'S ATTACK AT THE PENSACOLA NAVAL AIR STATION THAT KILLED THREE AND WOUNDED EIGHT.
CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION FOR THE SAUDI PILOTS WILL CONTINUE.
THE DECISION TO SUSPEND FLIGHT TRAINING FOLLOWS AN ORDER FROM DEFENSE SECRETARY MARK ESPER FOR A REVIEW FOLLOWING THE ATTACK PERPETRATED BY A SAUDI AVIATION STUDENT.
A Japanese news agency Jiji News reports that Iran's President Hassan Rouhani may visit Japan on December 19th. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who is close to President Trump, said on Monday that there are discussion about a possible visit in the name of resolving the impasse with the United States.
When Abe visited Iran earlier this year and held talks with Iran's leaders, there was an incident involving oil tanker attacks attributed to Iran.
Google acted against Iran's "Press TV" and another Iranian media outlet today cutting their access to You Tube and Gmail, More from "Press TV"......LINK.
In Paris and across France a day of union led protest against President Emmanuel Macron's pension reform plans.
The organizers say 885-thousand participated while the government says only 339-thousand protested.
The national strike that has shut down most of the country's rail transportation since last Thursday continuing today.
Tomorrow Premier Edouard Phillipe will announce specifics of a pension reform plan that's s expected to cut pensions for millions of people in France.
This video feed from RT shows the protest in Paris.........VIDEO LINK....
One police officer and three others are dead along with two gunmen in an incident that began in a cemetery and ended at a Jewish grocery store in Jersey City, New Jersey.
More on the story from ABC 7 in New York.......LINK
Six people shot and killed at a hospital in the Czech Republic today. It happened in the city of Ostrava. Police called to the hospital at 719 am local time, 119 am Eastern US time.
The man suspected of being the gunman found dead in a car afterwards after shooting himself.
Back to the attack called by elected officials of the US government an 'act of terrorism' while not being called a terrorist attack by the President and Executive Branch officials.
The killing of three and wounding of eight at the Pensacola Naval Air Station in Florida by a Saudi air force officer and pilot trainee last Friday.
Some of what President Trump tweeted in the aftermath:
"........THE KING SAID THAT THE SAUDI PEOPLE ARE GREATLY ANGERED BY THE BARBARIC ACTIONS OF THE SHOOTER AND THAT THIS PERSON IN NO WAY SHAPE OR FORM REPRESENTS THE FEELINGS OF HE SAUDI PEOPLE WHO LOVE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE........"
Responding on Sunday was Democrat presidential candidate Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii via a video on Twitter where she said in part:
".........AFTER A SAUDI LIEUTENANT CARRIED OUT A TERRORIST ATTACK THAT KILLED THREE SERVICE MEMBERS AND LEFT EIGHT OTHERS INJURED WHY IS THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES AND HIS SECRETARY OF STATE ACTING AS THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA. IT IS AN ABSOLUTE DISGRACE AND SHAMEFUL...."
Gabbard added that the President's statement furthers the interest of a "theocratic, extremist Saudi Arabian kingdom".
Her video in full..........VIDEO LINK TULSI GABBARD
Tulsi Gabbard says she's not participating in the December 19th Democrat candidates debate, even if the polls say she qualifies. Gabbard already has the 200-thousand supporters to qualify but is still short in polling numbers. She's choosing instead to campaign in New Hampshire and South Carolina..
In the Netherlands at The Hague the International Court of Justice hearing the genocide case brought against Myanmar (formerly Burma) for its treatment of the Rohingya Muslim minority
The African nation of Gambia bringing the case against Myanmar on behalf of the Organizaion of Islamic Cooperation and saying in part at the opening hearing today that Myanmar needs:
"to stop these senseless killings, to stop these acts of barbarity"
Myanmar's de facto leader Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi in the court today to defend her country's position that it is fighting against Muslim terrorism and extremism.
The BBC throwing a provocative question at her as she entered the court asking her if she is "defending the indefensible". She is expected to address the court tomorrow.
In Nigeria the Islamic State of West Africa (ISWAP) releasing an execution video this week showing the shooting of two Nigerian soldiers and a police officer. The victims on their knees being shot by hooded fighters in camouflage shouting:
The ISWAP, a breakaway faction of the Boko Haram terorrist group, kidnapped 14 people last Wednesday.
One of the executioners also said in the video:
"We tell the Nigerian army that we will never spare those who are fighting against the people who follow the religion of Allah"
Bill Cosby's appeal of his sexual assault conviction rejected today. Cosby's lawyers arguing that five other women who accused Cosby should not have been allowed to tesitfy at the trial where he was convicted of assaulting Andrea Constand.
Cosby now serving a 3 to 10 year sentence after his September 2018 conviction in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.
A sixth day of blackouts in South Africa. The state power company Eskom forced to make power cuts to save its system from total collapse.
The cuts are affecting South Africa's mining industry and mobile phone service.
President Cyril Ramaphosa cutting short an overseas trip and returning home for a briefing from the power company tomorrow.
And for now that's the way it is Tuesday December 10th, 2019.