22 Sep 2017

A North Korea nuclear test over the Pacific? Logical, terrifying
Detonating a nuclear-tipped missile over the Pacific Ocean would be a logical final step by North Korea to prove the success of its weapons program but would be extremely provocative and carry huge risks, arms control experts said on Friday. North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho suggested leader Kim Jong Un was considering testing “an unprecedented scale hydrogen bomb” over the Pacific in response to U.S. President Donald Trump’s threat at the United Nations to “totally destroy” the country.

Russian sub fires cruises missiles at militants in Syria
Russia’s defense ministry says its submarine in the Mediterranean Sea has fired cruise missiles at militant positions in northwestern Syria. The Russia military said the missiles strikes from the Veliky Novgorod submarine earlier on Friday targeted militants, ammunition depots and fortifications in Syria’s Idlib province, which is dominated by the al-Qaida-linked Levant Liberation Committee.

Turks and Caicos brace for Hurricane Maria after devastating Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic
Widespread damage and power outages have been reported in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic as Hurricane Maria lashes the northern Caribbean islands.

The Iraqi militia helping Iran carve a road to Damascus
In late May, an Iraqi cleric called Akram Kaabi visited militia fighters in a desolate Iraqi town near the Syrian border. Kaabi, who heads a Shi’ite Muslim militia named Harakat Hezbollah al Nujaba, was decked out in a camouflage uniform and led the fighters in prayer on mats laid on the dusty ground. A video of the session showed heavily armed militiamen standing guard.

Arab media reports Israeli airstrike on Damascus Airport
Arab media reports on Thursday night claimed that Israel attacked a weapons depot next to Damascus International Airport. A report…said that a series of explosions shook the airport. Al Masdar News, a Lebanese outlet, also reported that an Israeli drone attack the airport, citing a report from the Syrian military that the attack did not seriously damage the airport or its surroundings, and that there were no casualties.

Kim says ‘deranged’ Trump shows need for nuclear programme
Kim Jong-un has said remarks by “deranged” US President Donald Trump have convinced him he is right to develop weapons for North Korea. In an unprecedented personal statement, via state media, Mr Kim said Mr Trump would “pay dearly” for his recent speech to the UN. The US president said on Tuesday that if America was forced to defend itself it would “totally destroy” North Korea.

In defiance to US, Iran unveils latest missile during parade
Iran’s Revolutionary Guard on Friday unveiled its latest ballistic missile capable of reaching much of the Middle East, including Israel, while the country’s president vowed that Tehran would press ahead with its missile program in defiance of U.S. demands to the contrary. The unveiling came during a military parade in Tehran that commemorated the 1980s Iraq-Iran war.

Turkish president’s bodyguards pummel protesters again
The Turkish leader…was attempting to address the Turkish American National Steering Committee…in Times Square… As soon as Erdogan enters the stage a protester can be heard on a Periscope video shouting “You’re a terrorist! Get out of my country!” The assembly soon turned into a battle royale…as security guards hurried them out of the room. The demonstrators can be seen being pummeled by punches as they attempt to leave.

The Worst Mistake In US History
“The worst mistake in U.S. history was the conversion after World War II of the U.S. government from a constitutional, limited-government republic to a national-security state. Nothing has done more to warp and distort the conscience, principles, and values of the American people, including those who serve in the U.S. military.”

Active Volcano Mt. Rainer Shaken By ‘Swarm’ Of 23 Earthquakes
Some two dozen earthquakes have shaken Washington State’s Mt. Rainer over the past two weeks – but seismologists say people who live nearby shouldn’t panic.

End-of-world prediction interrupts TV broadcasts in Orange County
Some Orange County residents were stunned Thursday, Sept. 21, when television programming was suddenly interrupted for about a minute with an ominous message predicting the end of the world. Stacy Laflamme of Lake Forest said she was watching the HGTV channel via Cox Communications about 11:05 a.m. when suddenly an emergency alert flashed across her screen followed by a voice.

Ex-CIA agent tweets article blaming Jews for US wars, then apologizes
Valerie Plame Wilson, a former CIA agent and author, came under fire on Thursday after she tweeted a link to a piece titled “America’s Jews are driving America’s wars.”

Pope Francis Welcomes Leader of Muslim World League to Vatican

Pope Francis met with the secretary general of the Muslim World League (MWL) in the Vatican Wednesday, a group that has been tied to Saudi financing of jihadist terrorism and the 9/11 attacks in 2001.

D.C. court rules tracking phones without a warrant is unconstitutional
Law enforcement use of one tracking tool, the cell-site simulator, to track a suspect’s phone without a warrant violates the Constitution, the D.C. Court of Appeals said Thursday in a landmark ruling for privacy and Fourth Amendment rights as they pertain to policing tactics.

BREAKING: Ben Carson Makes Horrifying Discovery
According to Judicial Watch, many employees working for HUD have been embezzling and wasting thousands of dollars. Lorena Loren, executive director of HUD in Michigan was caught stealing $336,000 from low-income families.

Palestinian President Abbas says peace closer with Trump engaged
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas expressed optimism on Wednesday about reaching a peace agreement with Israel this year and said U.S. President Donald Trump’s commitment to the issue would help create the “deal of the century” in the region.

Smart billboards size up drivers, and target ads to them
Here is what’s around the corner: Smart digital billboards will detect the make, model and year of oncoming vehicles and project ads tailored to the motorist.