20 Oct 2019

Major Blaze At Iran Oil Refinery Raises Suspicions Of Saudi Revenge Attack
State media is describing it only as “a fire in a canal carrying waste from Iran’s Abadan oil refinery.”

FOXNEWS Chris Wallace: ‘Well-connected’ Republican says 20% chance Senate will remove President…
Fox’s Chris Wallace said a “well-connected” Washington Republican told him that there’s a 20 percent chance enough Republicans will vote to remove the president from office in an impeachment trial in the Senate.

After trade ‘deal’ with USA, China ramps up Brazilian soy purchases?
Chinese importers have been busy booking fresh purchases of soybeans from Brazil this week, despite the White House announcement that China had agreed to buy up to $50 billion (38.6 billion pounds) of U.S. farm products annually during trade talks last week.

Secondary circuit of Iran’s Arak nuclear reactor to be operational within two weeks: official
The secondary circuit of the Arak heavy water nuclear reactor will be operational within two weeks, Ali Asghar Zarean, a special assistant to the chief of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization, was quoted as saying on Sunday by the semi-official Tasnim news agency.

CIA Analysts Lawyer Up As Brennan, Clapper Ensnared In Expanding Russiagate Probe
“A line of inquiry based on accusations made by George Papadopoulos…

Sanders New York rally marks largest of primary campaign
Bernie Sanders’s campaign rally in New York City brought in nearly 26,000 attendants, making it the largest audience of the entire Democratic primary thus far.

Typhoon-hit areas brace for more floods as heavy rains threaten parts of Japan
Some of Japan’s eastern and northeastern regions were bracing for the chance of more floods and landslides, as heavy rain threatened to drench areas that are still reeling from the most powerful typhoon to hit the country in decades a week ago.

Tropical Storm “Nestor” moving quickly toward Florida
Tropical Storm “Nestor” formed October 18, 2019, as the 14th named storm of the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season. The system is moving quickly toward Florida. Landfall s expected over Florida Panhandle on Saturday morning (LT), October 19, 2019.

Why Portland’s Homeless Problem Is the Worst in the Nation
The alleys of Portland, Oregon, are strewn with piles of garbage and used drug needles, reflecting a growing problem of homelessness, drug addiction, and mental illness.

The Army Is Building A Cannon Capable Of Firing From Nashville To NYC
The powerful cannon can fire a projectile over a distance of more than 1,150 nautical miles…

Watch: Kanye West Releases Trailer for ‘Jesus is King’
On Friday, rap megastar and fashion mogul Kanye West released a short trailer for his upcoming IMAX film Jesus Is King.

Turkey Breaks Fragile Ceasefire Agreement With United States In New Attacks On Kurds In Northern Syria As Putin Steps Up Control Of Region
Once again, a military move by President Trump that was panned initially in carefully engineered outrage is turning out to be not so bad after all. Yes, Trump has ordered US troops out of Syria, fulfilling yet another one of his 2016 campaign promises, and Russian leader Vladimir Putin has stepped in to take control. But what exactly is he taking control of, and what order can a weakened Russia possibly make out of all this chaos?

Slaveholding Mauritania, Sharia Sudan, jihad-plagued Libya elected to UN Human Rights Council
The UN is a sick joke. It is nothing close to what it was intended to be: an international body in which the nations of the world could work out their differences peacefully, without resorting to war.

Escobar: Syria May Be The Biggest Defeat For The CIA Since Vietnam
What is happening in Syria, following yet another Russia-brokered deal, is a massive geopolitical game-changer…