18 May 2019

Jordan awaits Trump deal with fear, rumors
As the US administration prepares to roll out its long-awaited plan for peace in the Middle East, also known as the “deal of the century,” there are indications of growing instability and consternation in Jordan. Facing increased demands for major political and economic reforms in the kingdom, King Abdullah II seems to be worried that the kingdom will pay a heavy price whether it accepts or rejects the deal.

Syria accuses Israel of airstrikes on targets outside Damascus
Syrian state media accused Israel’s Air Force of launching a strike against targets outside Syria’s capital of Damascus late Friday night and claimed the country’s air defenses intercepted a number of missiles. “Aerial defenses detected hostile targets coming from the direction of Quneitra and intercepted them,” a military source was quoted by Syria’s SANA news agency as saying.

Saudi Arabia and Gulf states have agreed to deploy U.S. forces to deter Iran
Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states have agreed to a request for a renewed deployment of US forces to deter Iran, the Saudi daily Al-Sharq Al-Awsat reported Saturday. According to the report, the deployment of the forces comes as part of the cooperation agreement between Washington and the Arab states in the Gulf, and will take place both at sea and on land.

British Foreign Office advises Iranian-British nationals against Iran travel
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has intensified it’s warning to both British and British-Iranian dual nationals on travel to Iran, advising both parties to avoid travelling to Iran at all costs, stating that there is a risk being “arbitrarily detained in Iran.” The strict warning comes a few days after an Iranian British Council Member Aras Amri was reportedly sentenced to 10 years in prison for allegedly spying on Iran for the British government.

Boston Police investigates three fires at two Chabad houses
Police in the Boston area have opened a multi-jurisdictional probe after a fire was reported at the Chabad Jewish Center in Needham, Massachusetts, just one hour after a fire was reported at the Arlington home and Chabad house of Rabbi Avi Bukiet and his family. That brings to three the number of suspicious fires since last Saturday night, when a blaze damaged outside shingles at the Bukiets’ home.

Gun-loving Swiss asked to toughen laws or risk EU tension
Swiss voters go to the polls on Sunday to decide whether to tighten up their gun laws to conform with European Union regulations. Switzerland is not a member of the EU, but is part of the Schengen open-border treaty. After the 2015 Paris attacks in which 130 people died, the EU issued Schengen members with new restrictions on automatic and semi-automatic weapons.

US lifts steel and aluminium tariffs on Canada
The US has reached a deal with Canada to lift tariffs on steel and aluminium imports in a move that could lead to approval for a new North American trade deal. In a joint statement, the US and Canada announced that a 25% tariff on steel imports, and of 10% on aluminium, will end in 48 hours. It is widely expected the US and Mexico will make a similar announcement soon.

ICE to hire contractor to transport 225,000 migrants to shelters across the US
The Trump administration is looking to hire a private contractor that will be responsible for transporting approximately 225,000 migrant children and families to shelters across the country…as they wait for their asylum claims to be processed. ICE seeking the services of a “highly responsible” contractor that “fully embraces the philosophy” of treating all unaccompanied minors (UACs) and family units (FAMUs) with “dignity and respect,”…

US Air Force deploys missiles that can fry Iran and North Korea’s weapons with microwaves as Saudi urges Trump to launch airstrikes now
THE US Air Force has deployed 20 missiles which can zap enemy electronics with powerful pulses rendering weapons virtually useless. They can be launched into enemy airspace at low altitude and emit blasts of high-power microwave energy that immediately disable any devices targeted. The Counter-Electronics High Power Microwave Advanced Missile Project (CHAMP) is the brainchild of Boeing’s Phantom Works lab.

China unveils terrifying new armoured truck which launches swarms of killer drones to attack its enemies
A CHINESE defence firm has unveiled a terrifying new battle truck which can unleash a swarm of killer drones behind enemy lines. The armoured war machine – based on a Russian Tigr vehicle – can direct the drones so they simultaneously converge on targets and detonate their explosive payloads. The mighty YJ2080 is equipped with 12 launch tubes – four for reconnaissance drones and the other eight for explosive laden drones which can travel at 110mph.

Missouri follows Alabama by passing restrictive abortion bill
Missouri lawmakers passed a bill on Friday that prohibits women from seeking an abortion after the eighth week of pregnancy, days after Alabama enacted the most restrictive abortion law in the United States. The legislation allows for an abortion after the eighth week only in the case of medical emergencies. On Wednesday, Alabama banned abortions at any time, with the same exception.

California braces for feet of snow from storms; ‘significant severe weather event’ to impact Plains
It may be May, but Spring has not quite sprung in the Golden State. Parts of California still resemble a scene out of winter, with a series of storms bringing several feet of snow to mountain areas, ahead of a “significant” severe weather threat across the nation’s midsection.

China Launches Campaign to ‘Dismantle’ and Eliminate House Churches
China’s government launched a new campaign in April to eradicate underground house churches so that only state-sanctioned and heavily restricted Three-Self churches remain.

The coming civil war over abortion
A civil war is coming to America, only this time, it will be abortion, rather than slavery, that divides the nation. And while I hope will all my heart that it will not be a physically violent war, the ideological conflict will certainly be violent and intense.

North Korea suffering ‘extreme drought,’ worst in nearly 40 years amid fears of food shortages
The Hermit Kingdom is also apparently the barren kingdom.North Korea disclosed on Wednesday it is suffering its worst drought in nearly four decades, amid growing concerns the country is dangerously short on food.

Tornado Alley ‘about to wake up’: Wall of storms threaten 18 states
Severe thunderstorms and tornadoes will threaten almost 1 million square miles of 18 states in coming days as tumultuous spring weather sweeps the nation.

Govt.-funded lab seeks to buy ‘fresh’ aborted baby heart, pancreas from almost anyone
 The Center for Medical Progress (CMP), the citizen journalism organization responsible for the undercover video series exposing Planned Parenthood’s sale of aborted baby body parts, revealed today that over the past month, government-funded researchers at University of California San Diego (UCSD) have sought to purchase hearts and pancreases from aborted fetuses from CMP.

School Announces Tariff on Students Not Wearing Pro-LGBT Clothing
An Australian public school landed in hot water after announcing that students not wearing pro-LGBT clothing on a coordinated dress-down day would be expected to double their ‘voluntary’ charitable donations.

Ocasio-Cortez Mocks Conservative Christians, Botches Scripture
Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-NY) made her disdain for conservative Christians clear this week with multiple attacks she made on social media about people of faith.

Gov. DeSantis: Dumping Migrants in Florida is Unacceptable
Florida’s governor plans to fight any federal plans to fly hundreds of immigrants weekly from the Mexican border to South Florida, saying Friday he’ll take his case to President Donald Trump.

Pakistan doctor arrested after 400 children diagnosed with HIV
Authorities investigating if Muzaffar Ghangharo, who has Aids, knowingly spread virus

BREAKING – The fight for America begins: Trump to invoke Insurrection Act that authorizes National Guard, military action inside U.S. borders
 This is bombshell breaking news. See the emergency Counterthink video update, below.

Farm Crisis: Suicides Spike In Rural America As Trade War Deepens
The deepening trade war between the US and China has roiled complex global supply chains and America’s Heartland. The latest breakdown in negotiations comes at a time when soybean exports to China have crashed, and huge stockpiles are building, have resulted in many farmers teetering on the verge of bankruptcy. Mounting financial stress in the Midwest has allowed a public health crisis, where suicide rates among farmers have hit record highs, according to one trade organization’s interview with the South China Morning Post.

Wells Fargo Banker Pleads Guilty To Helping Launder Millions For Sinaloa Cartel
Luis Figueroa of Tijuana admitted to the scheme which spanned the United States, according to Business Insider.

Who Wants This War With Iran?
Speaking on state TV of the prospect of a war in the Gulf, Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei seemed to dismiss the idea. “There won’t be any war. … We don’t seek a war, and (the Americans) don’t either. They know it’s not in their interests.”

Beijing Backs Iran, “Firmly Opposes” Unilateral US Sanctions
In the latest sign of Beijing’s frustration with the US, the Chinese leadership have reiterated their opposition to American sanctions against Iran. After a meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, Chinese Foregin Minister Wang Yi reiterated Beijing’s ‘firm opposition’ to unilateral US sanctions against Iran.

Deep State Treason: Former State Dept. Official Under Trump Tells China To Quit Negotiating Until Trump Is Removed In 2020
Deep state traitors no longer hide their deep hatred for the American people —Mrs. Susan Thornton, the former acting assistant secretary of state in the Trump administration, told her Beijing audience to stop negotiating until President Trump is removed from office in 2020.

BREAKING: Junk Anti-Trump Russia Steele Dossier Appears Tampered With – Pages Were Replaced
…The fake Trump – Russia dossier that Obama’s corrupt FBI and DOJ used to obtain the Carter Page FISA warrant appear doctored.  Internet sleuths have uncovered material differences in the Steele dossier.