NEWS SUMMARY-INTELLIGENCE REPORT WEDNESDAY 4/22/2020
(LIMITED SERVICE WHEN ABLE THROUGH LATE WEDNESDAY)
ITS HAPPENING HERE IN THE USA THE ARREST OF A MOTHER WHO ASKED QUESTIONS WHEN CONFRONTED BY POLICE ENFORCING DE FACTO MARTIAL LAW RELATED TO THE CORONAVIRUS.
THE POLICE MOVING IN AS MOTHERS BROUGHT THEIR CHILDREN TO THE PLAYGROUND. THE VIDEO POSTED BY A WOMAN FROM BOISE, IDAHO......
The price of oil today with the West Texas Intermediate price at 14.23 a barrel by 530 pm Eastern US time. A price well below past levels but in positive territory.
The meat supply in the United States being impacted by the coronavirus. The US Department of Agriculture reporting beef production down 20 percent for this month compared to April of last year. Meat processing plants being forced to shut down or cut back production due to outbreaks of Covid-19 among workers.......WBAY-TV GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN NEWS REPORT
Another example of a food processing facility affected by coronavirus is in Alabama where at least 75 cases have been reported at a chicken processing plant with one death. The Wayne Foods facility has been forced to slow down its production to keep workers separated from each other.....AL.COM NEWS STORY
In Libya some of the latest fighting has seen the Libyan National Army repelling the attack of the Government of National Accord forces on a key town south of the capital of Tripoli. With Turkish support the LNA recently launched an offensive that took multiple cities and towns along the seacoast.......SOUTHFRONT STORY
Iran is hailing the launch of its first military satellite. The satellite dubbed Nour (Light)-1 has been placed into orbit some 264 miles above the earth....PRESS TV IRAN STORY...The United States assessment is that the satellite launch was successful. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo saying the launch violated a UN Security Council resolution and that Iran should be held accountable....ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS STORY
PRESIDENT TRUMP TWEETING A THREAT TO IRAN TODAY:
"I HAVE INSTRUCTED THE US NAVY TO SHOOT DOWN AND DESTROY ANY AND ALL IRANIAN GUNBOATS IF THEY HARASS OUR SHIPS AT SEA"....TASS NEWS REPORT....PRESS TV IRAN REPORT
A massacre of villagers by Islamic terrorists in the African nation of Mozambique. Around 52 people reported killed after some of the villagers refused to be recruited into the local "Al Shabab" group that operates in the northern part of the country. Some of the victims were beheaded. The BBC offers its version of the story.....BBC NEWS REPORT
The immigration suspension posted on Twitter by President Trump Monday night isn't as sweeping as it might have sounded. Its going to be for 60 days and will only apply to those seeking permanent residency. Seasonal farm workers are not affected by the order.....9 NEWS AUSTRALIA REPORT
POLTICAL CONTROVERSY AND MAINSTREAM MEDIA ATTENTION SWIRLING AROUND THE CHANGE OF JOBS FOR US GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL RICK BRIGHT.
BRIGHT SAYING HIS REMOVAL FROM ONE POST AND TRANSFER TO ANOTHER WAS POLITICALLY MOTIVATED BECAUSE HE OPPOSED WIDESPREAD USE OF A COVID-19 TREATMENT ADVOCATED BY PRESIDENT TRUMP.......ASSOCIATED PRESS STORY-TIMES OF ISRAEL
States run by Republican governors will roll out a limited reopening of business under strict regulations in the coming days and weeks
Alaska announcing its plans to reopen some "non-essential" businesses shut down because of the coronavirus. Nail and hair salons getting the nod along with restaurants but not bars, bingo halls, bowling alleys or theaters. Face coverings will be part of the rules governing the reopening planned for this Friday.....ASSOCIATED PRESS NEWS STORY
In Ohio Republican Governor Mike DeWine setting May 1st as the date for the controlled and limited reopening of business.
A protest in Richmond, Virginia today against the lockdown house arrest policy of Democrat Governor Ralph Northam......BREITBART STORY (WITH VIDEO EMBED LIVE)
It is now mandatory in all German states to wear a mask......NOVINITE.COM BULGARIAN NEWS REPORT
France is envisioning a loosening of house arrest on May 11th but even then travel will be prohibited from one region to another inside the country.
The Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez says the house arrest lockdown of Spain will continue for the next month or so with the last half of May seeing any loosening of the controls...A video has emerged of Spanish police making an arrest for violation of the martial law restrictions. The video from last Saturday shows police in struggle with a man and two women and pointing guns at the two women....PRESS TV IRAN STORY
70,000 troops being deployed to enforce the house arrest lockdown in South Africa.......BBC NEWS STORY
BBC News reports on the coronavirus with its perspective via a daily blog......BBC NEWS CORONAVIRUS BLOG 4/22/2020
In other news.......
North Korea's ruler Kim Jong-un has been the subject of concern this week regarding his health but its reported from Syria that Kim sent a letter to that country's ruler President Bashar al-Assad......TASS NEWS REPORT
And a special link tonight to another Nextrush Unplugged "DC 19" special that will post material a little later into the night......NEXTRUSH UNPLUGGED: DC 19 REPUBLICAN CHAINS ARE HIGHER THAN DEMOCRAT ONES
And that's the way it really is Wednesday April 22nd, 2020.