1 Jan 2020

Abortion Was the Leading Cause of Death Worldwide in 2019, Killing 42 Million People
More human beings died in abortions than any other cause of death in 2019, a new report indicates. A heartbreaking reminder about the prevalence of abortion, statistics compiled by Worldometers indicate that there were over 42.3 million abortions world-wide in 2019. The independent site collects data from governments and other reputable organizations and then reports the data, along with estimates and projections, based on those numbers.

Apache Gunships Attempt To Disperse Iraqi Mob As Kataib Hezbollah Flags Erected Over Embassy Walls
The Marines have now landed, according to open-source analysis which appears to show the first deployment of the some 100 Marines flown in from Kuwait. Pentagon officials have also confirmed they are now on the ground. Sen. Lindsey Graham has praised Trump for “acting decisively” and has defended the president, saying “there will be no Benghazis on his watch.”

Elizabeth Warren anoints herself God
… in her exalted, divine wisdom, she is ready to deliver the last word on sexual identity, marriage, family and, of course, life and death. I’m focusing on Elizabeth Warren because she is the most unabashedly outspoken and detailed in her views representing the American left. But she is really the American left itself.

Iran at war could be good for Israel
Should Tehran decide to retaliate for the U.S. attack on its militias in Iraq, it would be playing into the hands of those in Jerusalem who are advocating the use of Iran’s growing unpopularity in Iraq and its economic crisis at home to push it out of Syria altogether. The new year will likely see a military conflict between Iranian and American forces.

Delhi, India just experienced its Coldest December day since Records began over a Century ago
It’s been brutally cold in Northern India this month, with the maximum temperature in the nation’s capital Delhi sinking even further on Monday, December 30 to a record-smashing 9.4C (48.9F). This makes Monday the coldest December day since at least 1901 (the Centennial Minimum), as well as the coldest day in the national capital during the December-February period since 1951.

French Philosopher: ‘Left-wing Islamism and antisemitism have a future’
One of France’s most important philosophers and a widely recognized public intellectual, Alain Finkielkraut, has sounded strong alarm bells over the rise of left-wing Islamism and radical antisemitism. The left-wing intellectuals around Deleuze were just beginning to demonize the State of Israel beyond legitimate criticism of Israeli politics.

Haredi MK: We’re sticking with Netanyahu, we won’t sit with Lapid
MK Moshe Gafni (United Torah Judaism), who chairs the powerful Knesset Finance Committee, declared Tuesday that his party would remain loyal to the right-wing bloc established by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, and that UTJ will not sit in a government with Blue and White MK Yair Lapid.

Plans for Israeli Jordan Valley annexation moving forward
A committee to prepare for the Israeli application of sovereignty to the Jordan Valley and the Megilot Region of the Dead Sea is scheduled to meet on Sunday, officials confirmed to The Jerusalem Post. The inter-departmental committee headed by Prime Minister’s Office Director-General Ronen Peretz will include representation from the Foreign Ministry, the National Security Council, the Civil Administration and the IDF.

‘Corner of God’s Altar in Shiloh’ takes 2nd place in 2019 top discoveries
The discovery of a horn that is purported to be one of the four corners of God’s ancient altar, as described in the Biblical Book of Kings, took second place on the list of the Top Ten Discoveries in Biblical Archaeology in 2019… The horn was found in Shiloh, West Bank during the month of August by a team of 200 archaeologists and volunteers under the guidance of Dr. Scott Stripling…

Israel is emboldening Hamas, Palestinians warn
The Palestinian Authority is finding it hard to control its fury in the wake of reports Israel and Hamas are close to finalizing a long-term ceasefire agreement in the Gaza Strip. Palestinian political analysts said sarcastically on Tuesday that the PA’s apoplectic reaction to the purported deal resembles that of a betrayed spouse. The Israeli government’s actions, they added, indicate that it prefers Hamas over the PA.

North Korea threatens to resume nuclear and ICBM testing
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has said he is ending the suspension of nuclear and long-range missile tests put in place during talks with the US. Mr Kim also said his country would soon introduce “a new strategic weapon”. But he left a door open for dialogue, and said the scope of any testing would depend on the US’s “attitude”.

Russia-Poland row over start of WW2 escalates
A row between Russia and EU countries over the causes of World War Two has escalated, with a top Russian official condemning the US ambassador to Poland. Parliament Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin said a tweet by Ambassador Georgette Mosbacher was “insulting” to Russians and Americans. On Monday she tweeted: “Dear President Putin, Hitler and Stalin colluded to start WWII.”

Up to 4,000 US troops could deploy to Middle East amid Baghdad unrest: officials
The U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne Division’s alert brigade has been issued orders to deploy rapidly to Kuwait amid the unrest in Baghdad, three U.S. defense officials told Fox News on Tuesday. At least 750 paratroopers are set to deploy to the region immediately, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said in a statement.

Disturbing moment a group of seven teens launch a savage attack on Orthodox Jew walking in Brooklyn – the 14th incident of anti-Semitic violence recorded in New York in four weeks
Disturbing footage has emerged of an Orthodox Jewish man being assaulted by a group of seven teenagers as he walked down a street in Brooklyn… The incident occurred in Crown Heights on December 24, just four days before an assailant – believed to be…Grafton Thomas – stabbed five people with a machete inside a rabbi’s home as they celebrated the seventh night of Hanukkah in Monsley, New York, late Saturday.

China cuts banks’ reserve ratios again, frees up $115 billion to spur economy
China’s central bank said on Wednesday it was cutting the amount of cash that all banks must hold as reserves, releasing around 800 billion yuan ($114.91 billion) in funds to shore up the slowing economy. The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) said on its website it will cut banks’ reserve requirement ratio (RRR) by 50 basis points, effective Jan. 6. The move would bring the level for big banks down to 12.5%.

The rise of the ‘Nones’: Growing percentage of Americans reject organized religion
“The rise of the ‘nones’. Why is it happening?” FOX News contributor and Fox Nation  host Tom Shillue asked a panel of experts on “Deep Dive.”

Australia bushfires generate pyrocumulonimbus thunderstorm clouds
The bushfires in Australia are now so big that they are generating their own weather, in the form of giant thunderstorms that start more fires, according to the Bureau of Meteorology in Victoria.

Typhoon “Phanfone” claimed 50 lives, affected 2.1 million people and wiped out 20 million dollars worth of farm products, Philippines
Typhoon “Phanfone,” locally known as Ursula, has claimed 50 lives as of December 31, 2019. 143 people were injured and 5 are still missing. The storm wiped out almost 20 million dollars (1 billion pesos) worth of farm products following its devastating landfall on Tuesday, December 24, 2019.

Report: Militia Leader on Scene of US Embassy Raid Was Obama WH Guest in 2011
As the world awaits developments in Tuesday’s attack on the United States embassy in Baghdad, it’s taken less than a day for the country’s latest crisis to reach back to Barack Obama.

In France, successful insanity defense by killer of Jewish woman sparks outrage
 An appeals court ruling that a man who killed a Jewish woman in her home while shouting Quranic verses is unfit to stand trial is prompting outraged reactions from French Jews who fear it sets a dangerous precedent that will undermine the fight against anti-Semitism.

Christianity Today Embarrasses Evangelicals.
For someone suffering from stage four cancer, it’s remarkable how much sicker I felt after reading Christianity Today’s recent attack on Donald Trump. The publication’s editor in chief, missing the whole point of being Christian—grace, hope, forgiveness—called for our President’s impeachment.

Protesters attack US Embassy in Baghdad after airstrikes
Angered by deadly airstrikes targeting an Iran-backed militia, dozens of Iraqi Shiite militiamen and their supporters broke into the U.S. Embassy compound in Baghdad on Tuesday, smashing a main door and setting fire to a reception area in one of the worst attacks on the embassy in recent memory.

President Trump Sends In The Marines To Defend Embassy And Vows There Won’t Be A Repeat Of The Benghazi Massacre That Hillary And Obama Created Back In 2012
On September 11, 2012, under the control of President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the US Embassy in Benghazi, Libya was attacked by Muslim forces, surrounded and set on fire. The US Embassy repeatedly asked for backup and military assistance, and that request was repeatedly denied. When it was all over, US Ambassador Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods lay dead. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton spent the next 4 years lying about it.

RUMOURS OF WAR: Hundreds Of Pro-Iranian Militia Storm US Embassy In Baghdad Shouting “Death To America” As President Trump Says “Iran Will Pay”
We have been telling you that 2020 is going to be a crazy, off-the-charts and explosive type of year, and as we sit here on the precipice of the new year, Iran is giving us an excellent preview of what we can expect in the coming months. Hundreds of pro-Iranian militia in Iraq today stormed the US Embassy in Baghdad as revenge for the recent US airstrikes after pro-Iranian militants killed an American contractor. Iran has been quietly ramping up their military, with help from Russia and China, and by all estimations war is predicted in the Middle East in 2020.

Don’t Call Them UFOs, But 2019 Was The Year The United States Government Finally Admitted Increasing Presence Of Unidentified Aerial Phenomena
Believe it or not, 2019 was the year that the United States government finally ‘fessed up, at least in part, that there is more to UFOs and Unidentified Aerial Phenomena then they had been admitting to previously. This new-found honestly was generated in part by the release of videos showing Navy pilots unable to catch up with unidentified aircraft. 2019 was the year they the proverbial cat, at least partially, came out of the bag.