20 Feb 2020

Turkey Threatens “Imminent” Large Scale Invasion Of Idlib To Halt Syrian-Russian Advance
New threats related to Idlib this week could see the Russian and Turkish armies on a direct collision course. Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday threatened a full-scale military invasion of the war torn province after the Syrian Army and its Russian ally refused to halt their ongoing offensive.

Lawmakers officially recognize CNN, Washington Post as ‘fake news’
House Joint Resolution 779 has passed a subcommittee in the Tennessee General Assembly already. “When introducing his resolution, Representative James ‘Micah’ Van Huss, a Republican representing a section of rural Appalachia in eastern Tennessee, said the measure would recognize the two news organizations as ‘part of the media wing of the Democrat Party.'”

The anti-Zionist hypocrisy of the World Council of Churches
The umbrella world body was founded in 1948 with the mission of unifying Christian witness. Instead, the WCC supports the blood libel actions of clerics like Archbishop Attallah Hanna, the Head of the Sebastia Diocese of the Greek Orthodox Church in Jerusalem who was condemned by the Israeli Foreign Ministry and the International Committee for Interreligious Consultations. Then there is South African theologian Jerry Pillay, who is running for election as the WCC leader and who accuses Israel of being an apartheid state.

Hamas official calls for ‘intifada’ against Israel
Speaking at a conference in Gaza, al-Hayya said that the plan to fight the proposal should be based primarily on stopping the security coordination with Israel and canceling the Oslo Accords. He stressed the importance of convening the PLO leadership to discuss the fight against the “Deal of the Century”.

Missouri man faces 20 years for terrorist plot in support of ISIS
A 20-year sentence and lifetime supervision will deter Robert Lorenzo Hester, Jr. and others like him from the “clarion call” of the Islamic State, federal prosecutors wrote in a memorandum seeking the maximum penalty for a Columbia man who pleaded guilty to aiding terrorists.

Israel to Build High-Speed Train from Airport Directly to Footsteps of Temple Mount
The project would involve the construction of two new stations and an 1.8-mile-long tunnel under downtown Jerusalem and the Old City. The new route for the railway extension has been approved by the Knesset’s Planning and Construction Commission, it was announced on Monday.

US takes out 3 Somali terrorists in precision airstrike
U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) conducted airstrikes with the Somalian government on Wednesday, which successfully eliminated three Al-Shabaab terrorists. The precision airstrike took place in Wadajir, Somalia. No other casualties were reported aside from the three terrorists, AFRICOM said in a statement.

NYC Thief Thanks Dems, Bail Reform for Release After 139th Arrest: ‘I Can’t Be Stopped’
“Bail reform, it’s lit!” Barry told reporters in New York City on Thursday. “It’s the Democrats! The Democrats know me and the Republicans fear me. You can’t touch me! I can’t be stopped!” A New York City man who’s been arrested 139 times for various offenses, including six times since Democrat-enacted statewide bail reform kicked in on Jan. 1

Syria war: Turkish operation in Idlib ‘only a matter of time’
Turkey’s president has said it is “only a matter of time” before it launches an operation to stop a Syrian army assault on opposition-held Idlib province. Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned that he was determined to transform the border area into a safe place “at any cost”. Syria’s government and its ally Russia have rejected his demand to pull back to ceasefire lines agreed in 2018.

Palestinians must bring more to table than a sympathy plea – British MP
The Palestinians must show they are serious about peace by seizing the “Deal of the Century” as a vehicle for progress rather than rejecting it on the presumption that the international community has endless patience for their plight, visiting British Member of Parliament Stephen Crabb told The Jerusalem Post.

Does Iran’s regime plan to destroy the tomb of Esther and Mordechai?
The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom condemned the Iranian regime on Wednesday for its reported threats to raze the tomb of Esther and Mordechai in Hamadan. “USCIRF is troubled by reported threats to the tomb of Esther and Mordechai in Hamadan, Iran, and emphasizes the Iranian government’s responsibility to protect religious sites,” tweeted the US agency.

US Experiencing Worst Flu Season For Children In Past Decade As Second Influenza Wave Spreading
It’s been a bad flu season for children nationwide and now officials say there is a second wave of influenza spreading. Pennsylvania has more than 72,000 confirmed cases of the flu, which is just a small reflection of the number of people who are sick. The flu can be dangerous for children, especially if they have a weakened immune system or have not been vaccinated.

UK weather: Parts of UK could see a month’s rain in 24 hours amid floods
Deluged communities in parts of the UK are facing more heavy rain as they struggle to cope in the wake of Storm Dennis. A month’s worth of rain in 24 hours could also hit north Wales and north-west England, forecasters said, falling on ground that is already saturated. And there is also travel disruption with floods blocking a major rail route between England and Scotland.

Israel, Palestinians defuse agricultural trade crisis
Defense Minister Naftali Bennett said Thursday that the country would allow Palestinian agricultural exports, a move aimed at defusing what has been an escalating trade crisis that had heightened Israeli-Palestinian tensions. Bennett said in a statement that Israel would allow the agricultural exports after the Palestinians began accepting Israeli beef. There was no immediate comment from Palestinian officials.

Turkey, Russia discuss joint patrols option in Syria’s Idlib
Turkey and Russia are discussing possible joint patrols as one way to reach a deal to halt fighting and stem an exodus of civilians in Syria’s Idlib region…a day after Ankara threatened military action to push back Syrian government forces. Turkey and Russia, which back opposing sides in the nine-year-old conflict, have failed to reach an agreement after two rounds of talks in the last two weeks.

Pompeo meets Saudi king in talks focused on Iranian threats
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman…in a visit focused primarily on discussing shared security concerns about regional rival Iran. Ahead of his arrival…Pompeo said he’d also raise with the Saudi leadership concerns about human rights and the cases of dual Saudi-American citizenswho are either imprisoned in the kingdom or barred from traveling abroad.

PM Justin Trudeau STANDING DOWN on Canada-US Economies?
What was Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau doing when greeting Iran’s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Munich with a handshake that some people saw as bowing and scraping? Standing Down.

Mike Bloomberg Donated $14 Million Planned Parenthood, Would Fund Killing 23,154 Babies in Abortions
The abortion industry has a friend in billionaire Michael Bloomberg. And if the former New York City mayor is elected to the White House, that relationship certainly will continue.

What Allowed Locusts to Multiply by the Millions? Plague Spreads Far Beyond Africa to Middle East, China
…”Off the coast of Yemen and Oman there is a desert region with no water and last year they got hit by torrential rainfall then had two cyclones hit that very region. This is very unusual and those conditions gave rise and allowed these locusts to multiply by the millions,” Thomas explained.

Locusts swarm into crisis-hit South Sudan as plague spreads across east Africa
Swarms of locusts ravaging crops and grazing land across east Africa have reached South Sudan, already reeling from widespread hunger and years of civil war, the country’s agriculture minister said on Tuesday.

HIDING THE OUTBREAK: Florida conceals number of people tested for coronavirus, then stupidly lies about the reason why
 In addition to the State of Washington now admitting to testing just 25 people for coronavirus while refusing to test 712 people who are high-risk possible carriers, the State of Florida is now concealing all testing numbers from the public, then lying about the reason why.

China invokes HOLOCAUST HORRORS as 40 mobile incineration ovens are deployed in Wuhan, labeled for disposal of “animal corpses”
Remember 13 days ago when we warned that “cremation vans” were running 24/7 in Wuhan, China while the crematoriums were backlogged with piles of dead bodies stacked in the cremation queues?

Deep-space radiation reaching a percentage point of Space Age maximum
Solar activity is at very low levels and the visible disk remains spotless for the 17th day in a row, making a total of 33 days in 2020 or 66 percent — we are still in a Solar Minimum, which is expected to end sometime this year.

Intense bomb cyclone over North Atlantic, set to hit western Europe following Dennis
Another extratropical storm is seen rapidly forming over the North Atlantic on Tuesday, February 18, 2020. The system is undergoing a bombogenesis phase and is expected to keep intensifying until it approaches Iceland on Wednesday evening, February 19. Thew new storm is also on track to hit western Europe following storm Dennis.

They Don’t Even Hide It Anymore… Democrats Call for Socialism and End of Capitalism at Bernie Sanders Rally
..During the rally one Democrat speaker called for socialism and the end of capitalism. This is who they are. It’s like they are completely oblivious to the long history of socialism’s evils.

Japan activates global suicide mission, begins releasing thousands of potentially cross-infected cruise ship passengers onto the streets of Tokyo starting TODAY
Japan’s global suicide mission has now begun. Hours ago, Japan’s Ministry of Health (which should be called the “Ministry of Suicide”) authorized the release of thousands of cruise ship passengers onto the streets of Tokyo, even though previous testing has found that up to 26% of tested people on the ship are infected with the coronavirus.

South Africa News: Mike Pompeo Criticizes Plan to Seize Land
The South African government’s plans to expropriate land without compensation would be disastrous for the economy, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said.

Jerusalem Post Warns That Democratic Frontrunner Communist Bernie Sanders Is No Friend Of Israel And In Fact Is A Pro-Palestinian Anti-Zionist
The Israeli news outlet the Jerusalem Post today ran an article warning friends of Israel and the Jewish people, that the Democratic frontrunner for president, Communist Bernie Sanders, though he be biologically Jewish, is in fact an anti-Zionist, anti-Israel and pro-Palestinian candidate. While this may surprise some people that the Jewish Bernie Sanders could be anti-Israel, this comes as no surprise to regular readers of Now The End Begins, who have known this for quite some time. Years, in fact.