17 Apr 2018

An End-Of-Days Guide to the Current Conflict in Syria
As the tensions in Syria have escalated into a US-led missile attack on Friday, several end-of-days experts weigh in on the situation, explaining who are the good guys, who are the bad guys, what are the real causes and what do Biblical sources say will happen.

Calling for Violent Jihad in Australia
The Noble Qur’an seeks to enlist Muslims in violent jihad against non-Muslims, to establish an Islamic caliphate. Second, it aims to engage with Christians. The longest essay in the appendices is an argument that Jesus was a prophet of Islam

Report: Iran preparing for direct confrontation with Israel
Tehran is preparing for a sustained campaign of direct confrontation with Israel, with plans to use the Iranian military’s growing presence in Syria to launch attacks on targets inside the Jewish state. For decades, the radical Islamist regime in Tehran has engaged in a de facto war with Israel via proxies – using terror groups in the Gaza Strip and Lebanon to attack Israeli civilian and military targets. On Tuesday, however, Israeli security officials revealed that Iran is now preparing for a direct assault on Israel, using its growing military assets on Israel’s northern border to strike targets inside the Jewish state.

The world goes mad when it comes to Israel
Look at how the media misinformation works against Israel in the world. The sequence is known: Chemical attack in Syria followed by Israeli raids against an Iranian base. But the newspapers decided to accompany the news of the Israeli strike with images of the victims of the chemical attack – better if children – next to the words “Israel” and “deadly”. As if it was Israeli and not Syrian, the hand that spread the gas.

Orange County city votes again to opt out of California’s sanctuary state law
A Southern California city council voted Monday for the second time to cement its opposition to the state’s sanctuary law following a tense 5-hour debate and clashes between anti-sanctuary measure supporters and protesters. Los Alamitos Council members voted 4-1 to opt out of a state law that prohibited state and local police agencies from informing federal authorities in cases when illegal immigrants facing deportation are released from detention. It is the second time the council voted in favor of the ordinance as the city’s laws required the council to have a second reading of the measure before officially approving it.

Caroline Glick: Germany Abets a New World War
the Jerusalem Post reported that the Germany’s Krempel Group provided components found on the Iranian rockets used by the Syrian regime in its chemical attack in Douma. Germany is the principle obstacle to substantive changes to the agreement. Germany refuses to agree to apply sanctions against Iran for its development of ballistic weapons.

Netanyahu: Israel on guard against Iranian terror attacks on diplomats
Israel’s security services are poised to thwart any attempt to harm Israel’s diplomats abroad, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday amid Iranian threats that it will avenge the attack last week on the T4 airbase near Homs, Syria, that has been attributed to Israel. Netanyahu was speaking at the Foreign Ministry’s annual memorial ceremony for 16 employees killed in terrorist attacks, 14 of them murdered abroad.

IDF releases intelligence proving Iranian military involvement in Syria
The Israel Defense Forces released photo intelligence Tuesday morning which demonstrates the scope of the military relationship between Tehran and Syria, specifically indicating Iranian military presence and establishment in the Arab state. The intelligence includes photographs of a military base in Deir ez-Zor located in eastern Syria. In the photograph, there is proof of Ilyushin planes transporting weapons from Iran to Syria.

Ex-Spies Are Harvesting Facebook Photos For A Massive Facial Recognition Database
…As described on the Terrogence website, the database consists of facial profiles of thousands of suspects “harvested from such online sources as YouTube, Facebook and open and closed forums all over the globe.” Those faces were extracted from as many as 35,000 videos and photos of terrorist training camps, motivational clips and terror attacks. That same marketing page was online in 2013,…indicating the product is at least five years old.

35,000 Soldiers Participate In Norway’s Biggest War Drill Since The Cold War
This fall, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) will be leading the most significant military exercise across the entire country of Norway since the Cold War. Initial reports from Verdens Gang, indicate about 35,000 military personnel from 30 different countries are expected to attend the Trident Juncture NATO drill.

Turkey rules to keep US pastor in jail
A Turkish court ruled Monday to keep an American Christian pastor in custody, deeming him to be a flight risk, after his trial opened in a case that has raised tensions with Washington. Andrew Brunson, who ran a Protestant church in the western city of Izmir, has been detained by Turkish authorities since October 2016. If convicted, he risks up to 35 years in jail.

China’s first quarter growth beats expectations at 6.8%
China’s economy grew at an annual pace of 6.8% in the first quarter compared to the same period last year, according to official data, beating forecasts for the period. The growth figures for January to March were also above Beijing’s 2018 annual growth target of “around 6.5%”.

Canada sends home families of diplomats posted in Cuba
The Canadian government has recalled families of its diplomatic staff in the Cuban capital, Havana. The move comes as 10 Canadians continue to show unexplained brain symptoms, government officials said. The Canadians, including some minors, have suffered from dizziness, nausea and difficulty concentrating.

Israeli ambassador to Jordan takes up his post, ending spat
The Foreign Ministry says its new ambassador to Jordan is starting his posting, ending a months-long spat between the two countries over a deadly embassy shooting. Amir Weissbrod’s posting ends one of the tensest periods between Israel and Jordan since the two signed a peace treaty in 1994. Ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon says Weissbrod arrived in the capital, Amman, on Monday.

EU is a haven from world’s dangers, Macron tells Europeans
French President Emmanuel Macron issued a call to Europeans on Tuesday not to retreat into nationalism but to build the European Union as a bulwark for liberal democracy against a disorderly and dangerous world. Addressing the European Parliament…the 40-year-old head of state won a standing ovation from most lawmakers after condemning the rise of “illiberal democracies” even within the EU.

U.S., Mexico and Canada hasten NAFTA talks as elections loom: Pena Nieto
The United States, Mexico and Canada will expedite NAFTA talks in a push to reach a deal in coming weeks, Mexico’s president said on Saturday after a meeting with the U.S. vice president and Canadian prime minister.

Judicial Watch: Defense, State Department Documents Reveal Obama Administration Knew that al Qaeda Terrorists Had Planned Benghazi Attack 10 Days in Advance
Judicial Watch announced today that it obtained more than 100 pages of previously classified “Secret” documents from the Department of Defense (DOD)and the Department of State revealing that DOD almost immediately reported that the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi was committed by the al Qaeda and Muslim Brotherhood-linked “Brigades of the Captive Omar Abdul Rahman” (BCOAR), and had been planned at least 10 days in advance.

Cashless restaurants like Tender Greens are rising in number
If you’re craving the Serrano Grilled Shrimp Bowl at the Tender Greens salad chain, don’t bother bringing cash. Tender Greens, with28 restaurants on the East and West coasts, is one of a growing number of eateries that are either shunning cash and only accepting credit and debit cards and contactless payment systems, like Apple Pay, or experimenting with the strategy.

Judge orders government to inform immigrant children in federal custody of right to abortion
Notices to be given ‘to all unaccompanied minors’ regardless of whether they are pregnant — or even girls

Pride Parade Bans Drag Queens Over Fears They’ll Offend Trans People
Free Pride Glasgow, which bills itself as being a “non-commercial” and more open-minded alternative to the traditional Glasgow LGBT pride events, is taking drastic steps to prevent the oppression of marginalized peoples, banning drag queens from its annual parade.

Syrian anti-aircraft batteries responding to massive aerial attack in Damascus – believed to be Israeli warplanes carrying out strike
SYRIA’S air-defences have been firing at “unidentified objects” over Damascus in what is believed to be an Israel airstrike, it has been reported.

“It Was The First Time We Attacked Live Iranian Targets”: Israel Admits Striking Iran Base In Syria
A senior Israeli military official admitted to NYT columnist Thomas Friedman that Israel targeted the Iranian drone command center at the T4 air base in Syria last week, an airstrike which killed 14 people, half of whom were Iranians active in Syria. “It was the first time we attacked live Iranian targets — both facilities and people,” said the Israeli military official quoted by Haaretz.

FEC Hit With Lawsuit Over Ignoring Civil Complaint Accusing Hillary, DNC in $84 Million Money Laundering Scheme
According to a lawsuit filed Monday, Hillary Clinton’s camp and the DNC are being accused of using state chapters as strawmen to launder approximately $84 million in an effort to evade campaign donation limits and the Federal Election Commission ignored complaints exposing this corruption, Fox News reported.

OAN Reporter ‘Finds No Evidence of Chemical Weapon Attack in Syria’
Pearson Sharp of One America News obtained exclusive access to where the chemical attack was alleged to take place in Douma and is reporting and that after interviewing dozens of people, the consensus by residents is that the incident was staged by the rebels to help them escape.

CYBER WAR: UK, US Accuse PUTIN of Launching Global Hacking Campaign
Officials from the United Kingdom and the United States publicly accused the Russian government of coordinating a global cyber-attack Monday; saying Kremlin-backed hackers have “infected” computer systems around the world.

US And Allies Bomb Syria The Night Before International Inspectors Arrive
The United States, Britain, and France stomped international law to introduce rockets against Syria, declaring to have “evidence” of the government’s use of chemical weapons.

From ‘global warming’ to ‘climate change’ to ‘climate restoration’
At least a  decade ago, the fraudsters relabeled their purported peril as “climate change,” allowing any unusual weather to be blamed on mankind’s use of fossil fuels.

On Israel’s 70th, become a part of history as you look back on it
It’s a week for the history books, as Israel celebrates its 70th, with some extraordinary events, ceremonies and activities planned to mark the country’s seven decades of official existence.