NEWS SUMMARY-INTELLIGENCE REPORT SUNDAY 6/21/2020
(POSTING WHEN ABLE THROUGHOUT THE DAY)
Seasonal workers mostly from Mexico and Southern California are in quarantine in a Los Angeles hotel after three of them tested positive for the coronavirus.
They were hired to work at the Red Salmon Cannery in Naknek, Alaska. They are not being paid and a lawsuit on their behalf has been filed......ASSOCIATED PRESS STORY PUBLISHED BY ABC NEWS
In the Netherlands today dozens of protesters arrested in The Hague as thousands rallied against coronavirus restrictions in the country.......PRESS TV IRAN NEWS STORY WITH VIDEO FROM RUPTLY
More coronavirus news later.....
The Libyan Government of National Accord saying that Egyptian President Sisi's command for military forces to be ready for action outside the country amounts to a "declaration of war" against it.
Sisi made his comments Saturday in an appearance at a military base of Egypt's air force near its western border with Libya. Egypt supporting the Libyan National Army while Turkey supports the Government of National Accord which has enjoyed military success in recent months taking back territory from the LNA......AHVAL TURKISH NEWS WEBSITE
IN SERBIA A VICTORY REPORTED FOR THE PROGRESSIVE PARTY OF PRO-RUSSIAN PRESIDENT ALEKSANDAR VUCIC. THE VOTER TURNOUT IN THE ELECTION JUST OVER 50 PERCENT WITH ANTI-RUSSIAN POLITICAL FORCES BOYCOTTING THE ELECTION SAYING IT WAS NOT FREE AND FAIR.......TASS NEWS STORY
China planning to establish a bureau in Hong Kong to deal with "crimes" considered to be a threat to national security. That's part of the details of a new national security law that the central government intends to impose on Hong Kong.......ASSOCIATED PRESS STORY PUBLISHED BY CANADA'S "GLOBE AND MAIL"
Police in the UK now calling the stabbing attack Saturday in Reading a "terrorist incident". Three killed and three wounded in the attack. A 25 year old Libyan suspect Khairi Saadallah is in custody....ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS.....The suspect is said to have been known to the British domestic security agency MI 5....BBC NEWS
Rioting with shop windows smashed and police attacked in the German city of Stuttgart. The violence began when police investigated an incident involving drugs. 20 arrests made....BBC NEWS
Separatists (Southern Transitional Council) who have been backed by the United Arab Emirates taking over the island of Socotra which is part of Yemen Its a new development in a country already split by civil war into factions backed by Iran and Saudi Arabia.........BBC NEWS
Police in Somalia who say they weren't being paid staged a protest this weekend.....BBC NEWS
"I would maybe think about that"
President Trump speaking to "Axios" Friday about the notion of meeting with Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro and regarding his recognition of National Assembly President Juan Guaido as the country's Acting President he said:
"I was OK with it".....AXIOS STORY
PLENTY OF MEDIA BUZZ ABOUT CROWD SIZE AT PRESIDENT TRUMP'S RALLY IN TULSA SATURDAY NIGHT WHERE IT WAS SAID THAT ONE-THIRD OF THE SEATS IN THE 19,000 SEAT ARENA WERE EMPTY. THE ANTI-TRUMP PROTESTERS BLAMED AND THE 'NEW YORK TIMES' PUBLISHING A STORY THAT TEENAGE USERS OF TIKTOK HAD SOMETHING TO DO WITH IT.....RUSSIA TODAY NEWS STORY
MORE THAN 38-HUNDRED NEW CORONAVIRUS CASES REPORTED IN TEXAS TODAY, THE SECOND HIGHEST DAILY TOTAL......KSAT SAN ANTONIO STORY....CALIFORNIA RECORDING SOME 4,075 NEW CASES OF COVID-19 TODAY......
"If we do not stick to face masks and social distancing, we will bring back the closures and no one wants that"
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's warning today that increased numbers of Covid-19 cases are showing up in Israel and that restrictive measures may be taken.
Israel's Defense Minister Benny Gantz also said this regarding the coronavirus:
"This issue will continue to accompany us for the next year and a half. That is why we as a government, have a duty to give the answer to the public's needs on the one hand, and the economy's needs on the other".......YNET NEWS ISRAEL
In the name of helping the British economy and education system, Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to announce a shorter rule on "social distancing" in the UK....REUTERS NEWS STORY
The story of the coronavirus worldwide today as interpreted by BBC News on its daily blog......BBC NEWS CORONAVIRUS BLOG 6/21/2020
In other news......
Former National Security Advisor John Bolton says in his new book that President Trump backed any Israeli military action against Iran by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and that the President's son-in-law Jared Kushner was blocking phone calls from Mr. Netanyahu to Trump concerned that the President might be meeting Iran's foreign minister at the G7 summit in France in 2019.......ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS
A Saudi video blogger who lives in Canada warned by police there that he was a "potential target" and needed to take action to protect himself. Omar Abdulaziz is an associate of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi who was murdered at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October 2018......PRESS TV IRAN
And a resignation at the State Department last Thursday from an African-American official who said in her letter:
"The President's comments and actions surrounding racial injustice and Black Americans cut sharply against my core values and convictions"
Mary Elizabeth Taylor was Assistant Secretary of State for Legislative Affairs. She was confirmed to that post in 2018 after working for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and at the White House.....PRESS TV IRAN
And that's the way it really is Sunday June 21st, 2020, another day in the Dictatorship of Covid-19.