28 Apr 2021

Israel Has No Choice But To Act On Its Own To Stop Iran
White House spokesperson Jen Psaki made it clear last week that the Israelis are wasting their time. When asked if Israeli pleas about the danger to the region if the United States rejoins the 2015 nuclear deal would have any impact on President Joe Biden’s plans, Psaki answered “no.” She went on to say that the Israelis are free to keep “challenging” the administration’s goal of returning to a weak pact that gives Tehran a legal path to a nuclear weapon by the end of the decade, but the best they could hope for is to be “kept abreast” of America’s plans. That contemptuous attitude was of particular significance because the day before the Israeli security officials arrived, news broke about how former Secretary of State John Kerry had shared intelligence with Iran about Israeli covert operations seeking to stop their nuclear program.

China’s Social Credit Scoring System Spreads It’s Reach Into Canada
China’s Orwellian “social credit system” that records the social and financial behaviour of individuals and corporations across China, using a vast surveillance system, has expanded globally, and is now openly operational at the renowned Haidilao hot pot restaurant, in Western Canada. Ryan Pan, a manager with Haidilao Hot Pot in Vancouver confirmed that over 60 surveillance cameras have been installed in the restaurant at the request of the Haidilao corporation, as part of the social credit system in China. He said that the Vancouver location has 30 tables with two cameras assigned to each table.

Pentagon UFO report: They ‘acknowledged the reality,’ whistleblower says
The US government is actually gearing up to share information about the “reality” of UFOs with the public — and not a moment too soon, says the man who claims to have run the Pentagon’s UFO program for 9 years.Former President Donald Trump’s $2.3 trillion appropriation bill for 2021 contained a mandate that the Pentagon and spy agencies must file a report about “unidentified aerial phenomena” or UAP. Most of us just call them flying saucers or UFOs. However, for generations, and for all the wrong reasons, national security bigwigs did not want to release more information to the public, Elizondo claims. “They felt that it made them look inept,” he said. “They felt in some cases that it challenged their philosophical and theological belief systems … They just couldn’t process it.”

Something Huge and Invisible Is Making Nearby Stars Vanish, Scientists Propose
An invisible cosmic behemoth might be tearing apart the closest star cluster to the Sun, leaving one side of the cluster eerily dark and devoid of stars, according to a new study. The culprit may be a dark matter substructure, a relic that contains the mass of 10 million Suns and is made of a mysterious non-luminous substance. The possible presence of this “Galactic lump” was detected in a new map that charts out the enormous extent of the Hyades star cluster, located only 153 light years from Earth, which was published on Wednesday in the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics.

Fighter jet in California was on alert to intimidate protesters. Who sent the orders?
A California National Guard fighter jet in Fresno was on standby to help restore order had civil unrest broke out last year, according to a Los Angeles Times story that cites multiple unnamed sources. While the order never came to use the fighter jet to intimidate civilians, the fact that leaders considered that option alarmed guard members, the L.A. Times further reported. “It’s a war machine, not something you use for [suppressing] civil unrest,” a third source told the L.A. Times. “The decibel level alone from an F-15C demonstrating a show of force can break windows, set off car alarms and cause more fear than shouting ‘fire’ in a crowded theater,” Dan Woodside, a retired Guard pilot who has flown the F-15C, told the L.A. Times.

“I’m Really Living The Life Over Here” – Hot Mic Catches Illinois Profs Gloating About Social Justice Infestation In Schools
If you haven’t taken two minutes to listen to the hot mic audio first published by West Cook News, do so. It’s a candid display of how pleased ideologues are about how they have captured the education establishment. The two on the audio are Ralph Martire and Gina Harris, both professors at Roosevelt University in Chicago, and both on the Oak Park and River Forest High School board where the recording was made.
On the tape, Martire says he’s glad Harris is teaching at Roosevelt because she fits in so well, to which she says, “I mean, it’s all social justice. All day, every day I get to talk about all the things I love all the time.”

Is the age of permanent war finally over?
Recent events in the world have given me great hope that we might finally emerge from the century of permanent war. The Great Reset agenda seems to be losing steam and those in charge of implementing it are losing conviction (with the exception, perhaps, of the very top echelon in power). At the same time, the ranks of people who are opposed to it and are willing to take a stand, appear to be swelling. Since the very start of the great pandemic of 2020, something about the public health response didn’t feel right. It was clear from the measures that were enacted and from measures that were not enacted that their purpose had little to do with public health. Instead, they seemed to further a different agenda. Soon we learned that this was all connected to World Economic Forum’s hugely ambitious “Fourth Industrial Revolution” or the Great Reset.

“It’s About To Get Much Worse”: Supply Chains Implode As “Price Doesn’t Even Matter Anymore”
With imports far outpacing retail sales growth, he attributed volumes to inventory restocking. “The restocking is actually affecting the trade even more than growth in demand. That tells me that this will last even longer. Let’s say U.S. consumer demand slows down in Q3 and Q4. That’s not expected, but even if it does, [capacity availability and rates] shouldn’t improve quickly, simply because of the huge restocking demand.”
“Buckle up. The month of May will be the worst people have ever seen,” he predicted. Because some shippers will have to wait in line behind the growing backlog in Asia, he expects “what’s going to happen soon is that some importers won’t even be able to get on the boat. For them, it will almost feel like trade is coming to a halt.”

Despite tension, Turkey stands ready to open new era with US
Turkey is ready to start a new era with the United States despite the tension created by the latter’s president, Joe Biden, who called the 1915 events a genocide, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said, vowing that he will discuss all the contentious issues with him in person during their scheduled meeting in mid-June in Brussels.

‘You’ll be swallowed by those people’: Pastor chases out ‘Gestapo’ COVID cops – again!
The pastor of a Christian church in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, has, for the second time this month, sent a police-backed government health inspector scurrying after refusing her demands to enter the worship center and “stand in the back” during events there. “I do not cooperate with Gestapo,” he said. “I do not talk to the Nazis. You came in your uniforms like thugs. That’s what you are. Brownshirts of Adolf Hitler. Your are Nazi Gestapo, communists, fascists. I do not cooperate with Nazis. Talk to my lawyer. You are not allowed here, you are not welcome here, and I’m not going to cooperate with Gestapo like you.”

US military ship fires warning shots at IRGC vessels in the Gulf
A US military ship fired warning shots after three vessels from Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy (IRGCN) came close to it and another American patrol boat in the Gulf, the United States military said on Tuesday, according to Reuters. “The US crews issued multiple warnings via bridge-to-bridge radio and loud-hailer devices, but the IRGCN vessels continued their close range maneuvers,” the military said in a statement quoted by the news agency. “The crew of Firebolt then fired warning shots, and the IRGCN vessels moved away to a safe distance from the US vessels,” the statement added.

In rare rebuke, UAE urges Israel to stop Jerusalem violence
The United Arab Emirates on Monday warned that any moves to change the historic identity of Jerusalem threaten peace, and called on Israel to put an end to violence following the latest clashes between Israelis and Palestinians in the city. The statement was a rare rebuke of Israel by the UAE, which has welcomed tens of thousands of Israeli tourists and signed a slew of deals to strengthen bilateral ties since the administration of President Donald Trump brokered a historic and surprise deal to normalize relations between the two countries some seven months ago.

German intelligence: Iran working to expand, upgrade its WMD arsenal
Iran is working to expand and upgrade its weapons of mass destruction arsenal, according to a German intelligence report obtained and published on Monday by conservative news outlet the Washington Free Beacon.

Petition in NYC calls for parents to marry their children: ‘Be prepared for earthquakes, volcanoes’ warns rabbi
In what may be considered an extreme example of liberal permissiveness, a recent court case petitioned the Manhattan federal court to overturn the existing law in order to permit a parent to marry his/her child. One rabbi warns that the Torah explicitly describes the inevitable outcome of such unions; the Earth will vomit out all its inhabitants in extreme natural catastrophes. If the court rules in favor of the request, it would overturn the current law under which any form of incestuous sexual relations is a third-degree felony

New lawmaker vows: Full Israeli control over Temple Mount
Knesset member Itamar Ben Gvir (Religious Zionism) was recently sworn into the Israeli parliament on Monday. During his opening speech, Ben Gvir lamented the hesitancy of the Israeli government to assert full sovereignty over Jerusalem and more specifically; the Temple Mount saying: “I will act to ensure that Israeli control returns to Jerusalem and to the Temple Mount specifically.”

Alternate Chauvin juror admits fear of ‘people coming to my house’
An alternate juror in the Derek Chauvin trial in Minneapolis admitted she feared “people coming to my house if they were not happy with the verdict.” Brooklyn Center resident Lisa Christensen, the Washington Examiner reported, did not suggest that the jury allowed such concerns to impact the verdict of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. But her acknowledgement shows at a minimum that jurors likely were aware of the possibility of violent protesters seeking retribution against jurors.

Seth Rich bombshell: Someone ‘wanted to pay or actually paid a lot of money’ to murder him
The FBI, in its release of heavily redacted documents regarding murdered Democratic National Committee employee Seth Rich, has included a cryptic “pay for his death” note.

NASA Is Playing Asteroid Impact Games to See How the World Would React
This week, the 7th IAA Planetary Defense Conference takes place in Vienna, Austria, and it is there where NASA, ESA, JPL, and others will be playing asteroid impact games. Officially called a tabletop exercise, the idea behind this game is to simulate an asteroid impact. More to the point, on April 26, the participants pretended they’ve discovered a potentially dangerous near-Earth object (NEO). During this week, people will pretend to have made more discoveries about this imaginary asteroid and then come up with recommendations and responses.

Netanyahu blinks, finally makes Gantz justice minister
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday finally caved in on his more than month-long opposition to appointing Blue and White leader Benny Gantz as Justice Minister in the current transitional government. Netanyahu’s 180-degree U-turn came only hours before a 3:30 p.m. showdown before the High Court of Justice, where his lawyer had been harshly lectured late Tuesday night for the prime minister’s conduct.

Behind new ‘human rights’ critique of Israel is a push for one state -analysis
New reports slamming Israel for “apartheid” have been driven by a desire to reset the definition of apartheid and redefine Israel, the Gaza Strip and the West Bank as one state. This attempt to shoehorn several different areas, run by three different authorities, into one place is at the heart of new human rights reports about Israel.

Sirens blare as two rockets fired from Gaza fail to enter Israel
Rocket sirens were heard in the Gaza border community of Kissufim early Wednesday morning. The launching of the rockets came after a rise in tensions between Israel and Hamas in recent days. The IDF said that the alarm that sounded in Kissufim was due to two failed rocket launches towards Israel, which fell in an open field in the Gaza Strip.

Kamala Harris to Discuss Giving Mexicans Pathway to U.S. Citizenship in Exchange for Planting Trees in Mexico
On May 7th, Kamala Harris will be meeting with Mexican president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. According to the New York Post, Obrador wants the United States to become deeply involved with his “Planting Life” program. The idea behind it is that the United States would pay for Mexican workers to plant a billion fruit and timber trees in Mexico.

The Fed will stay put in 2021 despite growing concerns about overheating economy, CNBC survey says
The Federal Reserve will remain on hold for the rest of this year despite an increasing belief on Wall Street that policymakers should throttle back the stimulus they’re providing to the U.S. economy, according to the latest CNBC Fed Survey. Respondents to the survey forecast the Fed won’t reduce its $120 billion of asset purchases until January, three months later than predicted in CNBC’s March survey.

Brexit: European Parliament backs UK trade deal
The European Parliament has ratified the post-Brexit EU-UK trade deal – a key move to ensure that tariff-and quota-free trade continues. The Trade and Co-operation Agreement (TCA) has been operating provisionally since January. MEPs voted in favour by 660 votes to 5, while 32 abstained. The UK’s chief negotiator, Lord Frost, said the vote “brings certainty and allows us to focus on the future”.

Anger as ex-generals warn of ‘deadly civil war’ in France
The French government has condemned an open letter signed by active soldiers that said the country was heading for “civil war” due to religious extremism. About 1,000 servicemen and women, including some 20 retired generals, put their names to the letter. It blamed “fanatic partisans” for creating divisions between communities, and said Islamists were taking over whole parts of the nation’s territory.

Biden to sell historic spending plans in speech to Congress
President Joe Biden is expected to call for the most sweeping revamp of US benefits since the 1960s as he delivers his first address to a joint session of Congress. Speaking on the eve of his 100th day in office, the Democrat will pitch $4 trillion (£2.9tn) of spending on child care, education and family leave. He already passed a $2tn Covid package.

Saudi crown prince strikes conciliatory tone towards rival Iran
Saudi Arabia’s crown prince has struck a conciliatory tone towards the kingdom’s arch-nemesis, Iran, saying he sought “good” relations after reports the rivals held secret talks recently in Baghdad. The two countries, locked in a fierce struggle for regional dominance, cut ties in 2016 after Iranian protesters attacked Saudi diplomatic missions following the kingdom’s execution of a revered Shia cleric.

US Navy says it fired warning shots at Iranian vessels in Gulf
The United States Navy has said it fired warning shots at vessels from Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in the Gulf, accusing the IRGC vessels of coming close to US ships in international waters. In a statement on Tuesday, the US Fifth Fleet said three IRGC vessels came close to a US Navy patrol ship and a US Coast Guard patrol boat on Monday evening.

Around 8 000 families affected, 2 000 displaced by flooding in Burundi
Flooding from the rising Lake Tanganyika in Burundi has affected around 8 000 families and displaced 2 000 as of Sunday, April 25, 2021. The water levels at the lake have been rising since February, with heavy rainfall since early April aggravating the situation. On April 19, the level stood at 776.5 m (2 547 feet), surpassing the average level of 772.7 m (2 535 feet).