Sunday, February 2, 2020


The leader of Al Qaeda In The Arabian Peninsula claiming responsibility for the terrorist attack in Pensacola, Florida December 6th that killed three and wounded eight at the Pensacola Naval Air Station.

AQAP's leader Qassim al-Rimi made an audio speech saying the group was behind the shooting attack carried out by Saudi Air Force Lieutenant Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani.    Alshamrani shot dead by police.

Officials like Pensacola Republican Congressman Matt Gaetz and Attorney General William Barr have characterized the attack as a "terrorist attack" but both Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and President Trump have not described  it as a "terrorist attack".

The French AFP news agency reporting on the story and here is a version published by the "Times of Israel".....LINK  The AFP story also reported by France's BFM-TV and picked up by Turkey's "Daily Sabah"....LINK

"Breitbart" in the US published this story......LINK

A terrorist attack in London today with police and media avoiding words like "terrorist" and "terrorism".....

The attack in a shop in South London around 9 am Eastern US time (2 pm local time) when a man started stabbing people.    Three reported injured and the attacker shot dead by police.

He's identified as Sudesh Amman.    Amman had been released from prison around a week ago after serving half his sentence on terrorism offenses.....BBC STORY

Sky News Live......VIDEO LINK  A BBC blog on the terrorist attack not being called a terrorist attack.....LINK

In the African nation of Burkina Faso Saturday night terrorists on motorbikes attacked a village killing 20 civilians.

France is reinforcing its military presence in the western African region where it was the former colonial power.     600 more soldiers being deployed to Mali for what's "Operation Barkhane" which was launched in August 2014.

There will now be 5,100 French troops involved in the anti-terrorist operation in western Africa's Sahel region.

Saudi Arabia's "Al Arabiya" news channel reporting that a convoy of 200 Turkish military vehicles crossed into northern Syria today.

Yesterday Turkish backed jihadist forces launched a surprise attack on Syrian government forces in northern Aleppo province but were beaten back.

The Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that Turkey is willing to intervene militarily to stop the current Syrian government offensive backed by the Russian aerospace forces in northwestern Syria's Idlib province.

Syrian government forces on the offensive not just in Idlib but also west of Aleppo city.   The full military situation as estimated by "Southfront" with a map link is posted here...SOUTHFRONT ESTIMATE OF MILITARY SITUATION NORTHWESTERN SYRIA 10 AM EASTERN US TIME SUNDAY (1500 UTC)

The Russian air base in Syria at Hmeimim attacked by jihadist drones Saturday night.   A Russian spokesman says electronic warfare systems shut down the attacking drones......TASS NEWS STORY

The point man for President Trump's "Deal of the Century" plan Jared Kushner tells Egyptian TV that the proposal is not final and can be changed by negotiations.

More from "Israel National News".......LINK

"It's obvious that certain points of this plan are not in full compliance with the United Nations Security Council resolutions"

That's part of the reaction to "Deal of the Century" from Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov appearing on Russian TV 1 today.

Peskov says that the Palestinian and Arab objections to the plan "raises doubts over its viability".

More from "Tass".......LINK

Politics in the USA with all eyes on Iowa tomorrow for the Democrats caucuses the first test of presidential candidate strength.

The surprise development over the weekend the nixing of the "Des Moines Register"-CNN poll that would have been a major topic of discussion ahead of  the caucuses.

"Slate" offers up a story on how that poll ended up being cancelled and its about the size of the type on a video screen (font size)......LINK

Updating the coronavirus story tonight China reporting 17,205 people infected and 361 people dead.

149 people reported infected outside of China including nine in the United States and four in Canada.

Chinese stocks reported to have dropped some eight percent at the opening of trading today.   The fall now said to be around seven percent.

Russian Railways suspending passenger train service to China starting Monday.

Iran is offering 80-thousand dollars to each of the families of those killed in the shoot down of an Ukrainian airliner last month.    That is the word from Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky who says his government is rejecting the offer involving Ukrainian nationals believing more should be paid out.

Iran is planning to launch what it calls a "scientific observation satellite" in the "coming days".

That's the message from the head of the Iranian Space Agency Morteza Barari about what Iran is calling the Zafar (Victory) satellite.

The satellite weighs some 113 kilograms  (249.122 pounds).

More from Iran's "Press TV"......LINK

And we are being told that spring is coming early here in the USA specifically in Punxsutawney , Pennsylvania.

Thats' the message as the groundhog Punxsutawney Phil did not see this shadow.....SLATE NEWS STORY

And that game tonight...the Kansas City Chiefs victorious 31 to 20 at the Super Bowl.....

That's the way it really is Sunday February 2nd, 2020.

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