25 Jul 2019

Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation by the numbers
The special counsel did not find that the 2016 Trump campaign colluded with the Russian government despite multiple offers. The attorney general vows to release as much of the Mueller report as possible.
Ultimately, the special counsel’s office “issued more than 2,800 subpoenas, executed nearly 500 search warrants, obtained more than 230 orders for communication records, issued almost 50 orders authorizing use of pen registers, made 13 requests to foreign governments for evidence, and interviewed approximately 500 witnesses,”

Islamists Claim Search for Mt Sinai is Jewish-American Plot to Conquer Saudi Arabia
But the controversy is far more explosive than that. In a recently released video, Mauro claims that propaganda outlets linked to the Muslim Brotherhood, the Iranian regime, Houthi rebels, and other violent elements are threatening him, claiming that whether or not his theory is accurate, his film is part of a Jewish-U.S. plot to conquer Saudi Arabia.

British legislator: Johnson will withdraw UK from Iran nuclear deal
British legislator Matthew Offord said on Tuesday that new British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will withdraw the United Kingdom from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, which the United States left in May 2018, reimposing sanctions lifted under it alongside enacting new financial penalties against the regime.

Israeli Children Prepare for 3rd Temple in New Playground Exhibition
Breaking Israel News editor David Sidman visits a playground in Judea turned into a Temple exhibition for Israeli children to get a hands-on experience learning about, getting inspired by and preparing for the Third Temple to be built. (video)

Abbas calls for urgent meeting to discuss measures against Israel
The Palestinian Authority’s leadership was expected to meet Thursday to decide measures against Israel following the demolition of Palestinian homes in the village of Sur Baher, on the outskirts of Jerusalem on Sunday.

Mexico Sets Homicide Record As Country Descends Into Chaos
A new report from Associated Press (AP) reveals how homicides in Mexico have hit a new record high in 1H19, a 5.3% increase compared to the same period of 2018. Mexico reported a record 3,080 killings in June alone, an increase of 8% YoY, according to government numbers. The country of 125 million sees an average of 100 murders per day.

Ebola: The Global Health Threat Most Are Still Ignoring
Almost a week ago, the World Health Organization declared the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Ebola outbreak to be a “global health emergency.” Since then, most have failed to take notice or just plain ignored the ongoing problem. Public health experts expect the outbreak to continue into the foreseeable future. So where’s the notice to the public?

A Spirit Of Lawlessness Has Descended Upon The Streets Of America
We have raised an entire generation of Americans that have no respect for the law, and now we are reaping what we have sown. all over the nation young people are brazenly flouting the law, obstructing and assaulting law enforcement officers, and committing criminal acts in large groups. I think that “lawlessness” is perhaps the best word to describe what is happening, and many believe that what we have witnessed so far is just the beginning.

Trump’s Economic Plan Is Necessary Because Peace Is Not Possible
None of the three actors in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict – Hamas, the PA, and Israel – envisions peace in the foreseeable future. It is this very absence of the prospect of peace that makes the Trump economic plan so timely. Engendering economic well-being does not solve deep-seated political conflict, but it does contain the prospect that differences can be expressed in less violent ways.

Incoming British PM Johnson picks his Brexit team
Boris Johnson takes office on Wednesday as British prime minister and will then unveil the names of the team he has tasked with delivering Brexit by the end of October, with or without a deal. Johnson enters Downing Street at one of the most perilous junctures in post-World War British history – the United Kingdom is divided over Brexit and weakened by a three-year political crisis since the Brexit referendum.

IDF orders snipers to aim for ankles of Gazan protesters
Over a year after Palestinians began protesting along the Gaza border fence, the Israeli military has changed the way it trains snipers… A senior officer in the IDF’s Lotar counter-terrorism school told reporters that the military has begun to instruct snipers to shoot at the ankles of protesters after it was understood that “firing at the lower half of the body above the knee led to the deaths of many people, even though this was not our objective.”

Iran offers to return to nuclear deal even if U.S. doesn’t
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has told French President Emmanuel Macron that the Islamic republic is ready to return to its commitments under the 2015 nuclear deal if the US dials back sanctions, even without returning to the JCPOA deal, Radio Farda reported on Thursday. Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi conveyed the offer from Rouhani to Macron in Paris as an alternative to the “freeze-for-freeze” plan proposed by the French president.

North Korea fires ‘new short-range missile’ into sea, S Korea says
North Korea has fired two short-range missiles into the sea, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said. They were launched over the sea early on Thursday, from Wonsan on North Korea’s east coast. A JCS official said at least one of the missiles travelled about 690km (428 miles) and appeared to be a new design.

Puerto Rico governor to resign after mass protests
Puerto Rico’s Governor Ricardo Rosselló has announced his resignation after days of mass street protests in the US territory. Mr Rosselló, who had only on Sunday insisted he would stay on, said he would continue working until 2 August to allow an orderly transition. He has been at the centre of a group text message scandal that has already led two top officials to resign.

Trump uses veto to unblock $8bn weapons sale to Saudi Arabia
The US president has vetoed resolutions in Congress to block the sale of $8.1bn (£6.5bn) worth of weapons to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Donald Trump said the three resolutions “would weaken America’s global competitiveness” and damage its relationship with its allies. It comes after both chambers of Congress voted to prevent the sale.

U.S. warship sails through strategic Taiwan Strait
The U.S. military said…it sent a Navy warship through the Taiwan Strait, which separates Taiwan from China, a move likely to anger China… Taiwan is among a growing number of flashpoints in the U.S.-China relationship, which include a trade war, U.S. sanctions and China’s increasingly muscular military posture in the South China Sea, where the United States also conducts freedom-of-navigation patrols.

Beijing strikes ominous tone, saying military could intervene in Hong Kong
The latest protests in Hong Kong appear to have touched a nerve in Beijing, where officials and state media have escalated rhetoric against the pro-democracy movement, accusing the United States of interference and ominously affirming the People’s Liberation Army’s ability to intervene at the Hong Kong government’s request.

Abbas calls for urgent meeting to discuss measures against Israel
The Palestinian Authority’s leadership was expected to meet Thursday to decide measures against Israel following the demolition of Palestinian homes in the village of Sur Baher, on the outskirts of Jerusalem on Sunday. In Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ chambers, the meeting was described as “a watershed moment” that will redefine the organization’s relationship with Israel.

Turkey, U.S. will continue discussing planned Syria safe zone: officials
Turkish and U.S. officials will continue to hold talks on a planned safe zone in northern Syria, Turkish military officials said on Thursday, a day after Ankara warned that it would launch a cross-border operation if an agreement was not reached. On Wednesday, Turkey said it had run “out of patience” with the United States on the safe zone.

Weather: Europe prepares for another record-breaking heatwave
“The U.K. will experience another pulse of high temperatures this week, with the possibility of records being broken for not only July but also all-time records,” Paul Gundersen, chief meteorologist at the Met Office, said in a press statement on Monday.

St Lucia, Barbados on Ebola alert
At least two Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries have responded to a warning by the Trinidad-based Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) that regional countries should seek to enhance disease surveillance at ports of entry and at health facilities following the categorisation of the current outbreak of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) as a public health emergency.

Rats infest LA, other CA cities as state restricts poison
The rats were winning. There were so many earlier this summer outside the CalEPA building in downtown Sacramento officials had to close its outdoor playground out of fear state employees’ kids would catch rodent-borne diseases.

Two rare tornadoes touched down in Cape Cod, NWS confirms
The National Weather Service confirmed two tornadoes touched down Tuesday on Cape Cod. Tens of thousands of homes and businesses remain without power after the storm.

The Democratic Party Is a Domestic Terrorist Organization-DNC Connections to China, Terrorists and the Cartels (Part 3)
Along the same lines, a Border Patrol agent told me a month ago that people who are assigned to the border, regardless of affiliation are quitting in droves because they feel the government has forsaken them. As this article will reveal, the Democrats have done more than forsaken them, they are willing participants in the takedown of this country.

US blocks UN condemnation of Israeli demolition of Palestinian homes — report
The United States on Wednesday reportedly blocked an attempt to get the UN Security Council to issue a formal condemnation of Israel’s demolition of Palestinian homes on the edge of Jerusalem earlier this week.

Active lava lake at Shishaldin volcano, Aviation Color Code Orange, Alaska
The Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) has raised the Aviation Color Code from Yellow to Orange and the Alert Level from Advisory to Watch at Shishaldin volcano on July 24, 2019. The last eruption of this volcano took place in 2015 (VEI 1).

Boycott threats force Israel-founded burger restaurant to delay Michigan opening
A Michigan restaurateur said he will “step away” from opening a Dearborn branch of a burger chain founded in Israel following boycott threats.

The rise of the Satanic Temple in Canada
…“When we first started, there was like four or five of us at meetings. Now there’s this,” Marc said as he extended a tattooed hand toward everyone seated at the tables. “And it’s happening across Canada.”

Rare tornado touches down in Cape Cod, Massachusetts
A rare tornado hit Cape Cod, Massachusetts on July 23, 2019, causing widespread destruction in the popular tourist vacation town. Of the 1 253 tornadoes that the US has on average each year, Massachusetts sees only one and Alaska and Rhode Island none.