25 Apr 2017

German Weapons Giant Plans to Arm Ankara With New Turkish Panzer Factory
Germany’s largest supplier of military technology, Rheinmetall, is in talks with the Turkish authorities about building an arms factory in Turkey that will produce Panzers and other equipment for the Turkish army, the German newspaper Die Zeit reports.

Chile earthquake: 7.1 tremor strikes off coast near capital Santiago
A major earthquake of magnitude 7.1 struck off the west coast of Chile on Monday, rocking the capital Santiago and briefly causing alarm along the Pacific Coast but not producing any serious damage.

With eyes on Washington, Cairo and Riyadh warm up ties, looks to cooperate
Both Egypt and Saudi Arabia share a sense of satisfaction with the advent of the Trump administration, which they see as reversing Obama policies that harmed them.

Entire U.S. Senate to go to White House for North Korea briefing
Top Trump administration officials will hold a rare briefing on Wednesday at the White House for the entire U.S. Senate on the situation in North Korea. All 100 senators have been asked to the White House for the briefing by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said White House spokesman Sean Spicer on Monday.

Shocking Bible Code Matrix Contains The Exact Day And Year That David Rockefeller Would Die
“Some even believe we (the Rockefeller family) are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as ‘internationalists’ and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure—one world, if you will. If that’s the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it.” For Rockefeller, death caught up with him before he ever got to see the fulfillment of his New World Order dream.

Is Israel planning to strike more Lebanese sites in next Hezbollah war?
The IDF Military Advocate General Brig.-Gen. Sharon Afek hinted strongly on Tuesday that he will approve a wider range of Lebanese targets than were approved in the 2006 Lebanon War in the event of a new war with Hezbollah. Speaking at a Ramat Gan conference of military Judge Advocate General (JAG) officers from as many as 20 countries around the world, Afek said that “Hezbollah’s integration into state institutions raises questions of state responsibility.”

German foreign minister calls Netanyahu ultimatum ‘regrettable’
German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Tuesday it would be “regrettable” if Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called off a meeting between the two, as he threatened to do if the foreign minister met groups that have testified against Israel abroad. Gabriel, who has described Israel as an apartheid state, said it would be a “remarkable event, to put it mildly,” if Netanyahu canceled their planned talks, arguing it was normal to talk to civil society representatives.

Israeli Sharia court system appoints first-ever female judge
Israel’s Sharia Courts appointed on Tuesday Ana Hatib as their first-ever female judge. The historic decision was made by the judges selection committee headed by Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked, who hailed Hatib’s appointment as “great news for the Arab woman and Arab society.” The Sharia Courts in Israel handle personal status law issues like marriage and divorce for Muslim-Israelis and have functioned on an uninterrupted basis since Ottoman times, including when Israel was established in 1948.

Princeton campus plastered with antisemitic, racist fliers
Fliers with anti-Semitic, racist and anti-immigrant messages were posted on the campus of Princeton University. The fliers were discovered in at least four areas of the campus on Thursday, the Daily Princetonian student newspaper reported, including on the door to the main entrance of the campus Center for Jewish Life.

North Korea tensions: US submarine arrives in South Korea
A US submarine has arrived in South Korea, amid worries of another North Korean missile or nuclear test. The missile-armed USS Michigan is set to join an incoming group of warships led by aircraft carrier Carl Vinson. North Korea is celebrating its army’s 85th founding anniversary on Tuesday. It marked the event with a large-scale firing drill, South Korea said.

US imposes ‘sweeping’ Syria sanctions over ‘chemical’ attack
The US has imposed “sweeping” sanctions on officials in a Syrian government agency in response to a suspected chemical attack earlier this month. The treasury department ordered a freeze on all assets in the US of 271 employees of the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Centre (SSRC). The US believes it made the nerve agent that killed more than 80 people in the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhoun.

Potential government shutdown looms for Trump’s 100th day
President Donald Trump and lawmakers have begun negotiations on a spending bill. If no deal is reached, the government would shut down this Saturday, which is also the President’s 100th day in office. Reason Magazine’s Matt Welch joined Dana Loesch on “Dana” Monday to discuss the implications. Welch believed any shut down would end in a matter of hours, stating “This is how Congress functions now.”

DOJ Has Sent a Letter to 10 ‘Sanctuary Cities’ in Possible Violation of Immigration Law
…Attorney General Jeff Sessions revealed he sent a letter to 10 cities functioning as so-called “sanctuary cities,” which may be in violation of federal law. Sessions warned a failure to respond to those letters could result in those cities losing their federal funding.

DNC Chair Calls for Abortion Rights Litmus Test for Democrats
The little tent of the Democratic Party just got smaller, as DNC chairman Tom Perez has called for all Democrats to walk in lockstep with Planned Parenthood on the question of abortion rights, effectively ruling out the possibility of “pro-life Democrats.” “Every Democrat, like every American, should support a woman’s right to make her own choices about her body and her health,” Perez said in a statement. “That is not negotiable and should not change city by city or state by state.”

Chile rocked by 7.1-magnitude quake; no major damage reported
A major earthquake of magnitude 7.1 struck off the west coast of Chile on Monday, rocking the capital Santiago and briefly causing alarm along the Pacific Coast but not producing any serious damage.

Obama To Receive $400,000 Speaking Fee At Cantor Fitzgerald Conference
Shortly after Barack Obama delivered his first (free) speech today since leaving the White House in Chicago before an audience of community organizers and other fans, Fox News’ Charlie Gasparino reports that in what may be his first paid speaking arrangement, Obama will be paid $400,000 to speak at Cantor Fitzgerald’s healthcare conference this September, setting the benchmark for how much an hour of the former president’s time will cost going forward.

Trump To Order Corporate Tax Rate Cut To 15%, Loading Up To $2 Trillion In Extra Debt
Trump has ordered his White House aides to accelerate his tax plan, the WSJ writes, “slashing the corporate rate to 15% and prioritizing cuts in tax rates over an attempt to not increase the deficit” which means that without an offsetting source of revenue, Trump is about to unleash up to $2 trillion in extra debt, a proposal which will face fierce pushback from conservatives as it appears to be a continuation of the status quo under the Obama administration, and may well be DOA.

Washington D.C. To Hold Massive “Complex Coordinated Terror Attack” Drill
On April 26, we’ll go one step further and stage a very realistic emergency event involving multiple sites and actors posing as the casualties.  However, there is no reason for residents to be alarmed because the exercise will occur in a controlled environment.

After First Hundred Days Media Ignores Trump Decreased US Debt by $100B Since Inauguration  
USA Today is reporting that the government may shut down by this coming Friday if Congress does not provide President Trump with a bill to keep it going….Under President Obama, the US debt grew by more than $560 billion which was an increase of more than 5% in his first 3 months in office…

OBAMA’S DEAD POOL LIST: Are These Deaths “Coincidental” Or Death By Association
Obama’s ‘Dead Pool’ list … These findings are based on fact, you decide if it’s coincidence, or death by association.

Flashback: Obama’s CIA Ordered to Hack Marine Le Pen and Other French Presidential Candidates
Wikileaks released documents in February that show Obama’s CIA sent out orders to hack Marine Le Pen and other presidential candidates in France.