NEWS SUMMARY-INTELLIGENCE REPORT MONDAY 5/18/2020
(LIMITED SERVICE WHEN ABLE THROUGH MONDAY EVENING WITH SERVICE ENDING AT 930 PM EASTERN US TIME)
The NYPD raided a Jewish religious school in Brooklyn at noontime today. The Yeshiva operating in violation of de facto martial law restrictions imposed because of the coronavirus. Some 100 children were attending the school at the time of the raid according to an NYPD estimate. Nearly 60 students inside according to a CBS 2 news report. Informants telling the police about the school....ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS STORY......CBS 2 NEW YORK VIDEO
An appeal to Oregon's Supreme Court following a ruling by a country judge today nullifying Democrat Governor Kate Brown's "Stay Home Save Lives" orders.
Baker County Circuit Judge Matthew B. Shirtcliff ruled that her orders exceeded a 28-day limit and he also granted a preliminary injunction to 10 churches that sued Governor Brown over the denial of their First Amendment right to exercise religion.....OREGON LIVE NEWS STORY
The FBI now revealing that the Saudi Air Force officer involved in last December's terrorist attack at the Pensacola Naval Air Station worked with Al Qaeda in planning it. Three killed and eight wounded in the attack......BBC NEWS STORY
Commentary from Colonel Pat Lang regarding the allegations against Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the firing of the State Department's Inspector General.......SIC SEMPER TYRANNIS POST
A LOUD EXPLOSION REPORTED EARLY TUESDAY MORNING NEAR THE US EMBASSY IN BAGHDAD WITH A MISSILE HIT REPORTED......AFP NEWS REPORT PUBLISHED BY AL ARABIYA SAUDI ARABIA
US Attorney General William Barr said today that former President Barack Obama and former Vice-President Joe Biden are not under criminal investigation in connection with the origins of the "Russian Collusion" probe against President Trump.
But Barr did say:
"Our concern over potential criminality is focused on others"
Russian President Vladimir Putin speaking with the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan by phone today. The coronavirus, Libya and Syria among the issues discussed according to various media reports......TASS NEWS AGENCY......TRT WORLD TURKISH NEWS REPORT......SANA SYRIAN NEWS REPORT
Pro-democracy members of the Hong Kong parliament dragged out today. The incident happened during debate on legislation that make disrespect for the Chinese national anthem a crime.....BBC NEWS STORY
An Israeli cyber attack on an Iranian port. That's the story being reported by the Washington Post. The attack apparent retaliation for an Iranian cyber attack on Israeli water distribution systems....ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS STORY
Russia sending three batches of fabric to Iran this month. The fabric is humanitarian aid for use in making face masks......TASS NEWS REPORT
The coronavirus story around the world today as reported on the BBC News blog......BBC NEWS CORONAVIRUS BLOG
In other news.......
Another oil price collapse may occur as early as tomorrow. At least that's what one expert is telling Russia's Tass News Agency.......LINK
Ken Osmond who played the role of "Eddie Haskell" in the classic "Leave It To Beaver" television series is dead at the age of 76....CNN REPORT WITH VIDEO
And that's the way it really is Monday May 18th, 2020.......