NEWS SUMMARY-INTELLIGENCE REPORT MONDAY 2/17/2020
(LIMITED SERVICE HOLIDAY WITH SERVICE ENDING LATE IN THE EVENING AT 930 PM EASTERN TIME US)
The "Huawei War" with China keeps ratcheting up. The US has not been able to convince nations like the UK to stop any dealing with Huawei in construction of 5 G networks.
Last week a criminal case by the US Justice Department against the Chinese tech company was strengthened to include new charges.
US officials at the Munich Security Conference over the weekend said that Huawei was part of a Chinese effort to conduct espionage around the world.
Now the US is reportedly planning to create new regulations to cut off the supply of chips to Huawei with major meetings to be held this week and next to discuss them....REUTERS NEWS STORY
THERE APPEARS TO BE A BIT OF A PROPAGANDA WAR AGAINST CHINA IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE HUAWEI ISSUE WITH MORE NEWS STORIES APPEARING AGAIN ABOUT THE TREATMENT OF UIGHUR MUSLIMS WHO LIVE IN WESTERN CHINA. THERE ARE REPORTS OF MASS DETENTIONS IN FACILITIES CALLED 'EDUCATIONAL' BY CHINESE AUTHORITIES BUT 'PRISONS' BY OTHER SOURCES.
TODAY IN CANADA THE FLAGSHIP CBC RADIO PROGRAM "AS IT HAPPENS" LED WITH THE TREATMENT OF UIGHURS AND THE STORY IS AT THE TOP OF THE BBC NEWS WEBSITE THIS EVENING.......LINK
The coronavirus stats from China's National Health Commission Tuesday morning include 1,868 deaths and more than 72,400 infections. Some 12,500 have recovered.....TASS NEWS STORY
The White House said Sunday that President Trump and the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan agree on the need for Russia to end its support for "atrocities" being carried out by Syria's government in its fight against Al Qaeda and other jihadist opposition forces backed by Turkey.
Trump and Erdogan spoke by phone Saturday.
The story from "Asharq Al-Awsat" news which is published in London and is Saudi Arabian owned......LINK and the story as published by Russia's Tass.....LINK
Russian and Turkish delegations will continue meeting in Moscow Tuesday after talks about discuss Syria today, where both nations are ostensibly guarantors of a cease-fire in the Greater Idlib region that has collapsed under repeated jihadist attacks......TURKISH ANADOLU NEWS AGENCY REPORT
IN CANADA PRIME MINISTER JUSTIN TRUDEAU SAYS HE IS COMMITTED TO A PEACEFUL AND QUICK RESOLUTION TO RAILWAY BLOCKADES BY INDIGENOUS PEOPLE. THEY ARE PROTESTING AGAINST CONSTRUCTION OF A NATURAL GAS PIPELINE IN WESTERN CANADA.
PROTESTERS WANT THE ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE TO PULL OUT OF "FIRST NATIONS" (NATIVE INDIGENOUS) TERRITORY IN BRITISH COLUMBIA WHERE THEY BROKE UP A BLOCKADE OF PIPELINE CONSTRUCTION.
MR. TRUDEAU MET WITH HIS 'INCIDENT RESPONSE GROUP' CRISIS TEAM AND SPOKE WITH PROVINCIAL PREMIERS AND INDIGENOUS LEADERS TODAY.
BUT THE BLOCKADES CONTINUE WITH A KEY BLOCKADE NEAR IN ONTARIO AND NEW BLOCKADE REPORTED IN MANITOBA....WINNIPEG SUN STORY
AND IN TORONTO MORE THAN A THOUSAND PEOPLE MARCHED IN SUPPORT OF THE WESTERN FIRST NATIONS LEADERS. THE TORONTO PROTEST FOLLOWED THE TWO AND HALF HOUR BLOCKADE EARLIER TODAY OF THE THOUSAND ISLANDS BORDER CROSSING BETWEEN CANADA'S ONTARIO PROVINCE AND NEW YORK STATE...CBC NEWS STORY
An attack on a church in the African nation of Burkina Faso has killed 24 and wounded 18 more.
Armed Islamic terrorists entering the church in the middle of its Sunday service.
There are also reports of individuals being kidnapped.
More on this as reported by "Premier Christian Radio" in the UK......LINK
The Federal Court in Australia ruling that a police raid on the ABC (Australian Broacasting Commission) offices in Sydney last year was legal.
The raid targeting ABC journalists probing stories inside the government that were revealed by sources that leaked information. The ABC was doing a series called "The Afghan Files" in 2017.
More from the ABC in Australia......LINK
An aide to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson resigning tonight. Andrew Sabisky caught up in controversy over comments called "racist" and advocating mandatory contraception to eliminate the "permanent underclass". Sabisky appears to have posted online that mandatory vaccination laws create a precedent for extension to include mandatory contraception.....BBC NEWS STORY
That's the way it really is Monday February 17th, 2020.