10 Sep 2020

US withdrawing 2,200 troops from Iraq this month
“In recognition of the great progress the Iraqi forces have made and in consultation and coordination with the government of Iraq and our coalition partners, the United States has decided to reduce our troop presence in Iraq from about 5,200 to 3,000 troops during the month of September,” Marine General Frank McKenzie, the head of U.S. Central Command, said during a visit to Iraq, according to an excerpt of his remarks provided to American Military News.

DARPA/US Air Force hypersonic air-breathing weapon ready for free flight
Two variants of the Hypersonic Air-breathing Weapon Concept (HAWC) being developed for DARPA and the US Air Force have completed their final captive carry flight tests and are now cleared for their first free-flight tests within the next year.

US spending $13 billion for new ICBM nukes to replace Minuteman III
The U.S. Air Force awarded a $13.3 billion contract to Northrop Grumman Corporation to modernize the U.S. arsenal of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), the company announced on Tuesday. Northrop Grumman will lead in the development of the Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) program, representing the new generation of U.S. nuclear missiles. Northrop Grumman will start the engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) phase of developing the new missile system.

Wounded Army vet outraged his image used for anti-Trump propaganda
Bobby Henline, a four-tour Iraq War veteran, told Fox News on Tuesday that he felt anti-Trump activists were using his image to promote a story he did not believe was true. Henline, formerly of the 82nd Airborne Division, was the lone survivor of an improvised explosive device (IED) attack in Iraq that killed four other soldiers. As a result of the blast, he lost his left hand and suffered extensive burn injuries. Henline was upset to see his image used for the political attacks and has shared videos denouncing several of the memes. “People, stop using me for your propaganda, for your agenda. I’m not here for that,” he said in one video.

Trump vows to sharply scale back US economic ties with China
President Donald Trump said he intends to curb the U.S. economic relationship with China, contrasting himself with Joe Biden by threatening to punish any American companies that create jobs overseas and to forbid those that do business in China from winning federal contracts. “We’ll manufacture our critical manufacturing supplies in the United States, we’ll create ‘made in America’ tax credits and bring our jobs back to the United States.

President Trump Drops All-Star List of Potential Supreme Court Nominees
President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced he is adding 20 names to a list of Supreme Court candidates that he’s pledged to choose from if he has future vacancies to fill. The list include Republican Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Tom Cotton of Arkansas, Christopher Landau, the current ambassador to Mexico, and Gregory Katsas, a Trump nominee to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, among others.

Documents Show Former Officials ‘In Real Trouble’ in Durham Investigation: Meadows
Meadows said he’s reviewed additional documents that “say that a number of the players, the Peter Strzoks, the Andy McCabes, the James Comeys—and even others in the administration previously—are in real trouble because of their willingness to participate in an unlawful act.”The facts that have come out show that officials treated Trump “very differently, in an inappropriate way, and they must be held accountable,” he added.

Discover disses Christian crowdfunding site
A fundraising site that helps raise money for mission trips has been blackballed by the credit card company Discover after someone set up a fund for the accused 17-year-old who allegedly shot two Antifa rioters in Wisconsin last week.

The cold outbreak is spreading across the US. Santa Ana winds increasing across the West Coast
An unprecedented event is underway across the United States this September. While a record-breaking heatwave is shattering record along the West Coast, and unusually intense cold outbreak is bringing snow and cold into the Great Plains and the Rockies. The outbreak will also develop intense Santa Ana winds, which could significantly worsen the ongoing destructive wildfires in California!

Indian summer through mid-September as extreme heatwave develops across Europe
An extensive omega blocking pattern is expected to develop this weekend and strengthen into the next week. A powerful surface high-pressure system will spread across a large part of Europe and bring stable and very hot weather in many areas. In response to a changing pattern, a very strong warm advection will spread from the south into central and northern Europe. It will bring a stable, around a week-long period of very warm to hot days.

Kushner: Trump ‘very, very honored’ to be nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
“President Trump was very, very honored to be nominated this morning for the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts in bringing the Middle East closer together and the peace deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates,”

Surreal Photos As San Francisco Sky Turns Orange
Eerie, dark orange clouds enveloped San Francisco and the Bay Area on Wednesday as a result of nearby wildfire smoke entering the atmosphere. Stunning photos were posted by SF Gate on Wednesday showing what looks like a Martian sky, which was yellow on Tuesday, but darkened in color overnight to orange as a result of smoke being pushed inland off the Pacific Ocean.

NSA Chief Who Oversaw Sweeping Domestic Phone Surveillance Joins Amazon Board As Director
Just days after Amazon published a scathing letter slamming President Trump for not allowing the American multinational tech company to get the $10 billion Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract, which instead was awarded to Microsoft, Amazon’s board has just appointed former NSA head and retired general of the US Army Keith B. Alexander as a director. Alexander will also serve on the board’s audit committee, according to Bloomberg on Wednesday. The company which has long faced criticism and scrutiny over its deep CIA ties and collaboration, especially given its prior $600 million contract with the CIA for cloud computing services, will now have a well-known national security state hawk who was commander of US Cyber Command from May 2010 to March 2014.

Kushner: Saudi Arabia agreed to open its airspace to all flights from Israel
Saudi Arabia agreed to open its airspace, not just to flights between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, but to all eastward travel…Kushner briefed the press…Addressing the decision of Saudi Arabia to open its airspace, Kushner said: “That will save people a lot of time and knock down a barrier that’s been up for 72 years.”

Share of young adults living with parents higher now than Great Depression, Pew poll finds
More young adults are living with at least one parent than at any point in documented American history, including the end of the Great Depression… The share of 18-to-29-year-olds living at home has increased from 47% in February, before the COVID-19 pandemic, to 52% in July, the poll found. In those five months, 2.6 million young Americans have moved back in with mom and dad.

Skies turn blood-red above Oregon in apocalyptic scenes from wildfire-ravaged state
Skies over a small town in Oregon turned blood red as wildfires caused by felled power lines continue to ravage the region. Video shared on Twitter shows the skies glowing a red colour in the city of Stayton light something out of a science-fiction film. Journalist Christine Pitawanich from KGW 8 is heard explaining in the video: “This, right here, is downtown Stayton.

Quebec City Says it Will Isolate “Uncooperative” Citizens in Secret Corona Facility
Authorities in Quebec City, Canada have announced they will isolate “uncooperative” citizens in a coronavirus facility, the location of which remains a secret…Dr. Jacques Girard, who heads the Quebec City public health authority, drew attention to a case where patrons at a bar were ordered to wait until their COVID-19 tests came back, but…left the premises before the results came back positive.

US to withdraw 2,200 troops from Iraq by end of September
The US will withdraw more than a third of its troops from Iraq within weeks, its top Middle East commander has said. Gen Kenneth McKenzie told reporters the troop presence would be reduced from about 5,200 to 3,000 during September. Those remaining will continue to advise and assist Iraqi security forces in “rooting out the final remnants” of the jihadist group Islamic State (IS).

Kushner: U.S. Mideast peace plan aimed at saving two-state solution
The peace plan unveiled by U.S. President Donald Trump earlier this year was meant to save the two-state solution, White House advisor Jared Kushner told reporters…adding the solution was indeed still on the table. “We were trying to save the two-state solution,”…”If we kept going with the status quo…ultimately, Israel would have eaten up all the land in the West Bank,” he said.

Syria battles forest fires for seventh day straight
Syrian firefighters and army helicopters Wednesday battled forest fires for a seventh consecutive day in government-held areas of the war-torn country, state media said. Damascus ally Iran sent in a firefighting plane Wednesday carrying 40 tons of water to help fight the fires in the hilly woodlands of Latakia and Hama provinces, in northwestern and central Syria respectively…

Chinese Farmers Hoard Wheat In Hopes Of Creating Shortages That Push Prices Higher
Farmers in the country’s main wheat-growing regions sold only 49.3 million tons of their crop for commercial use and to state reserves as of Aug. 31, 20% less than in the same period last year.

‘Mulan’:’ Disney Thanks Communist China for Permitting Filming in Uyghur Homeland
In the credits of Disney’s new Mulan movie, the company offers a special thanks to four Chinese Communist Party propaganda departments and a public security bureau in the region of Xinjiang where more than a million Muslims, mostly of the Uyghur minority, have been imprisoned in concentration camps.

Widespread floods affect 2.5 million people, over 1 million acres of crops in Sindh, Pakistan
Record rainfall and resulting floods in Pakistan’s Sindh Province have affected nearly 2.5 million people and over 405 000 ha (1 million acres) of crops since the start of the rainy season. In total, 15 000 villages were inundated, more than 77 000 homes destroyed and over 137 000 damaged.

‘Unprecedented’ wildfires force evacuations and emergency responses throughout Oregon
Oregon Governor Kate Brown declared a wildfire emergency on Tuesday, September 8, 2020, after raging wildfires forced evacuations and burned through at least two towns. State officials said they’ve never seen conditions so conducive to destructive fires.

Door-to-door MEDICAL TYRANNY: City of Houston to dispatch COVID medical experimentation teams to homes of “randomly selected” residents to DRAW BLOOD for a government pandemic experiment
Remember when I warned the government would dispatch vaccine enforcement teams to go door-to-door, forcing people to be injected with chemically-laced vaccine shots at gunpoint?

‘MADNESS’: Academy Awards Mandates Diversity Quotas To Qualify For Best Picture Oscar
“The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Tuesday laid out sweeping eligibility reforms to the best picture category intended to encourage diversity and equitable representation on screen and off, addressing gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity and disability,” ABC News reported on Wednesday.

Los Angeles Bans Halloween, Trick Or Treating Outlawed
Los Angeles has banned trick-or-treating for all children, and health officials told parents they can’t go “trunk-or-treating,” either.

Beware Of The Charismatic Evangelical Collab Called ‘The Return’ That Takes Scripture Out Of Context And Places The Church In The Time Of Jacob’s Trouble!
I was made aware of something called ‘The Return’ the other day, and on the surface it was intriguing, but only for a minute. It calls for a day, September 26th, for Christians to come together in Washington, DC, for ‘individual, national and global repentance’ before the Lord. But the red flags began firing when the site starting taking me to Joel 2 and 3, Matthew 24, 2 Chronicles 7:14, all places that doctrinally deal virtually exclusively with the Jews and the nation of Israel. Why would you want to do something like that? You won’t find Christians in any of those places.

Communist China Introduces ‘Global Standard for Data Security’
Despite many troubling issues being raised around the country’s privacy laws, China has taken the initiative to release a “global standard for data security initiative” that it hopes will be adopted worldwide.

Vatican Coup? George Soros Funds Jesut NGOs with $1.7 Million
Three Jesuit charities close to Pope Francis have received more than $ 1.7 million in recent years from George Soros’ Open Society Foundations, reveals veteran Vatican journalist Marco Tosatti.

“October Surprise” – Satellite Images Suggest North Korea Preparing Ballistic Missile Test 
“Similar activity has been seen in the past both for maintenance and prior to ejections tests.”

Barr backs U.S. move to defend Trump against rape accuser’s defamation lawsuit
U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Wednesday defended his office’s intervention in a defamation lawsuit by a woman who accused President Donald Trump of raping her, when it moved the case to federal court and sought to install its own lawyers to replace Trump’s private legal team.