3 Mar 2017

Petition urges Obama to run for president – of France
The people behind the campaign are urging former U.S President Barack Obama to join the French presidential race.
Their online petition has already attracted more than 45,000 signatures in 10 days and they hope to reach a million supporters by March 15.

The pope will meet all EU leaders ahead of Rome summit
Pope Francis will meet with the leaders of all EU nations at the Vatican on March 24th ahead of the bloc’s special summit in Rome, Vatican sources said on Thursday. The March 25th summit will mark the 60th anniversary of the bloc’s founding treaty. The pontiff will meet the leaders in the afternoon, the sources said.

The Whole Jeff Sessions Story Is Rooted in Fake News
The question Democrats are now using to accuse Attorney General Jeff Sessions of lying under oath was based on a discredited news report published by CNN.

Is There Actually a Rising Tide of Anti-Semitism in America?
Dozens of bomb threats have been called into Jewish institutions since early January, and scores of headstones at two Jewish cemeteries—one near St. Louis, the other in Philadelphia— were desecrated in February. But is there actually a rising tide of anti-Semitism in America?

Former US official: US and Israel need to get creative to deal with Iran
The US and Israel may need to be creative in dealing with Israel’s neighbors and forming alliances to deal with Iran…Mary Beth Long told an Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) conference on Iran in Tel Aviv on Thursday. The former top US defense official did not fully spell out what she had in mind, but the implication was that Israel might need to compromise in other areas, possibly on the peace process front, to help line up moderate Sunni allies against Iran.

Jewish cemetery vandalized in Rochester, NY — third incident in US in less than 2 weeks
A Jewish cemetery in Rochester, New York, was vandalized, the third such incident in the United States in less than two weeks. Five headstones were found toppled Thursday morning at the Waad Hakolel Cemetery, also known as the Stone Road Cemetery, in the city in western New York, according to News 10 NBC WHEC…The last two weeks saw vandalism at Jewish cemeteries in Philadelphia and St. Louis, as well as two more waves of bomb threats…

Zimbabwe hit by deadly floods after drought
Zimbabwe has appealed for $100m (£82m) to help those hit by floods that have killed 246 people since December. Officials say floods, which follow a crippling drought, have swept through villages, destroying roads, crops and livestock in the south of the country. The air force has transported some marooned villagers to safety.

Yemen: US air strikes ‘target al-Qaeda’ for second consecutive day
US air strikes have hit suspected al-Qaeda targets in Yemen for a second consecutive day, according to Yemeni security sources and local residents. The home of an al-Qaeda leader in the Yashbum valley, southern Shabwa province, was among the locations hit. On Thursday, the Pentagon said it had carried out more than 20 strikes in Shabwa, Abyan and Baida provinces.

Exorcists warn against Wiccan spell to bind Donald Trump
…“You can’t stop someone from placing a curse, but as a Christian, if you are you praying to God and going to him, the curse will have no power,” Father Lampert said. For Catholics, he said going to Mass, receiving the Eucharist and going to Confession, is strong protection against evil. “Curses are effective when people are weak,” Father Lampert explained. “People are fearing devil more than trusting God.”

Illegal…with a Satanic shrine…’kidnapped, drugged and raped a 14-year-old Houston girl and murdered another to appease insulted demon’
Two illegal immigrant gang members from El Salvador who had a Satanic shrine in their Houston apartment are suspects in the killing of one teenager and the kidnapping of another…Genesis lashed out at their captors by destroying the makeshift Satanic shrine, the first victim told police. Flores responded by sacrificing a cigarette to the gang’s shrine, but then said the ‘Beast’ required a soul sacrifice, according to the court hearing.

Trump’s advisers push him to purge Obama appointees
Advisers to President Donald Trump are urging him to purge the government of former President Barack Obama’s political appointees and quickly install more people who are loyal to him, amid a cascade of damaging stories that have put his nascent administration in seemingly constant crisis-control mode.

Red Cross says seven treated for exposure to toxic agents near Mosul
Five children and two women are receiving treatment for exposure to chemical agents near the Iraqi city of Mosul, where Islamic State is fighting off an offensive by U.S.-backed Iraqi forces, the International Committee of the Red Cross said on Friday. The ICRC “condemns in the strongest possible terms the use of chemical weapons during fighting around the Iraqi city of Mosul”, it said in a statement.

Chief Rabbi Sets Value for Biblical Half-Shekel, Paving the Way for the Temple’s Comeback
In another essential step forward towards practically bringing the Third Temple, the Chief Sephardi Rabbi of Israel has set the current value of the Biblical half shekel every Jewish male was required to give to the Temple. This mitzvah (Torah commandment), performed in a merely symbolic manner for 2,000 years, is making a rapid comeback in many ways.

Are Attacks Against President Trump a Satanic Ploy to Destroy America?
Robertson concluded with an appeal to pray for the President and for the nation because he believes the war against the President is a spiritual one. “”We need this land, it’s so important. I counsel you: Pray for this nation, pray for the president, pray for this nation. What’s being done against him surpasses—it’s not human, it’s a spiritual thing.”

Trump’s Official Statement: This Is a ‘Witch Hunt’ Against Sessions
As the White House indicated earlier on Thursday, Trump stands behind his man. In his statement, the president argues that Sessions said nothing wrong and the calls for his resignation amount to nothing more than a “witch hunt.” The media, he says, are ignoring the real story.

‘Don’t feed the migrants’: Calais mayor bans charities from distributing food to prevent new Jungle
Posters explaining the new rules were placed around the remnants of the ‘Jungle,’ whose population reached 10,000 at its peak, while heavily armed police patrolled the territory. Bouchart said that she understood the situation “from a human standpoint,” but said long-term concerns were at play.

Report: Some Cardinals Want Pope Francis to Resign, Fear Schism Worse Than The Reformation
According to a report in The London Times and best selling Catholic author and journalist Antonio Socci, about 12 cardinals who have supported Pope Francis since his election in March 2013 now fear that his controversial reforms may cause a schism in the Church, and so they hope to pressure the Pope to resign.

Official: Yemen raid yields data on al-Qaida explosives
U.S. special operations forces gathered valuable intelligence on the al-Qaida affiliate in Yemen in a raid last month, including data on the explosives they’re manufacturing and the types of threats they’re developing, a senior U.S. official said Tuesday.

Valerie Jarrett Moves In With Obamas In DC “To Lead The Fight & Strategy To Topple Trump”
Obama’s goal  is to oust Trump from the presidency either by forcing his resignation or through his impeachment, The Daily Mail reports according to a family friend. To help him “lead the fight and strategy to topple Trump” his longtime consigliere, Valerie Jarrett, has moved into The Obama’s house with them in Washington.

Trump Issues Statement On Sessions’ Recusal
“Jeff Sessions is an honest man. He did not say anything wrong. He could have stated his response more accurately, but it was clearly not intentional. This whole narrative is a way of saving face for Democrats losing an election. They lost the election and now, they have lost their grip on reality. The real story is all of the illegal leaks of classified and other information. It is a total witch hunt!”

The “Sinister” Side Of Central Bank-Issued Digital Currency
Central banks and international financial institutions represent? – ?and work for? – ?creditors first and people second. That is why they can be serially wrong with so little direct consequence. This is the backdrop against which we are invited to trust the banking system with central bank-issued digital currency.

Is Something Strange Happening Inside the Earth?
Why are “giant fountains of lava” suddenly pouring out of some of the most dangerous volcanoes on the entire planet, and why are so many long dormant volcanoes suddenly roaring back to life?  The spectacular eruption of Mt. Etna in Italy is making headlines all over the world, but it is far from alone.  According to Volcano Discovery, 35 major volcanoes either are erupting right now or have just recently erupted, and dozens of others are stirring.  So what is causing this upsurge in volcanic activity?  Is something strange happening inside the Earth?

Army places Muslim chaplain in charge of ministering to 14,000 troops In January, Lt. Col. Khallid Shabazz received the call every Army chaplain dreams of, the call that validates years of intense study and hard work toward keeping the U.S. military in good spiritual health. He was offered the job of chaplain for an entire division, an honor for anyone in his field but a milestone in his case. After a ceremony this summer, Shabazz will become the first Muslim division-level chaplain in the history of the U.S. military – a Muslim spiritual leader for more than 14,000 mostly Christian soldiers.