06 May 16
Caught On Tape: 100s Of M1 Abrams Tanks Roll Through Houston, TX
Just days after we exposed Texas police planning for riots and conducting mass arrest drills, the site of hundreds of M1 Abrams battle-tanks rolling on a train through Houston raised more than a few eyebrows...
Trump tells Israel ‘keep building settlements’
Donald Trump raised eyebrows in the evangelical Christian community when he said during a GOP presidential debate earlier this year that he would be “neutral” in negotiating a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians.
United Europe ‘an illusion’: Top 3 EU politicians paint grim picture of bloc’s future
Three of the EU’s most senior politicians have painted a grim picture of the bloc saying the idea of a united European Union is “an illusion,” while it was also described as being a “fertile ground for populists.”
Sanctifying the Mount
How can such a sacred place be such an unholy mess? Instead of a unique place of worship, it is the scene of endless confrontations – between Jews and Arabs no less than among Jews. Instead of being an inspiration for piety, it is the focus of a turf war over who can worship where, from Muslims denying Jews access to the Temple Mount above, to ultra-Orthodox Jews denying the non-Orthodox access to the Western Wall below.
Lifting Anti-Russian Sanctions: Which Side Will France Choose?
the French National Assembly voted in favor of a resolution calling to lift anti-Russian sanctions. The proposal was submitted by a group of lawmakers who welcome Russia as an alternative to the US in cooperation with France, according to an article in Atlantico.
Waffen EUGENDFOR: The EU’s “Crisis Reaction Mechanism”
Screened from public view in North Rhine-Westphalia, units of European police and military have carried out a major exercise in putting down unrest and civil war-like actions. It is especially the financing of this exercise by the EU Commission that has prompted questions. The suspicion arises that EU functionaries are in the process of developing a Europe-wide anti-insurgency troop directly answerable to them.
Clinton to be interrogated by FBI over email scandal, possibly before California primary
FBI investigators will interrogate Hillary Clinton in the coming weeks over her use of a private email server for state communications, according to officials cited by CNN late Thursday.
The news came after MSNBC interviewed the hacker “Guccifer”, who exposed the server containing 2,200 emails, 22 marked "top secret", and claimed its security was easy to compromise.
Nuclear Waste Leak Continues at ‘America’s Fukushima’; 33 Left Ill by Radioactive Fumes
A nuclear waste leak at the Hanford Site in Washington state that rapidly intensified last month has left 33 workers ill from possible exposure to chemical vapors, while others scramble to pump the remaining waste out of the storage facility.
Fort McMurray Wildfire Explodes To 210,000 Acres; Now Larger Than Chicago
A large wildfire that has been burning for days exploded in size around Fort McMurray, Canada, growing eight times larger from Wednesday afternoon to Thursday afternoon. Alberta Premier Rachel Notley said in a Thursday news conference that the blaze grew from 25,000 acres to 210,000 acres in just 24 hours, making the fire larger than the city of Chicago.
3.8-magnitude quake hits northwest Arizona; swarm continues
Another swarm of earthquakes shook the ground in northwestern Arizona near Littlefield shortly before 7 a.m. on Thursday, according to the Arizona Geological Survey. Additional small aftershocks were anticipated.
Lampung Hit by 5.3-Magnitude Earthquake
Jakarta - A 5.3-magnitude earthquake has struck Tanggamus, Lampung on Friday. The earthquake had no potential to trigger a tsunami, it also did not damage buildings nor caused casualties.
Earthquake felt in Mesquite is a wake-up call to prepare for larger future quakes
An earthquake shook Mesquite and Bunkerville Thursday morning. The U.S. Geological Survey says it was a 3.8 magnitude quake with an epicenter about 21 miles south of Mesquite.
Americas, Asia do what OPEC wouldn't: cut oil production
Wildfires in Canada. Instability in Venezuela. Stalling U.S. frackers. Drops in oil output are happening so fast that it looks as if the Americas alone could resolve global oversupply.
The 70 percent oil price slide...has been pegged to one problem: production exceeding demand...But oversupply is evaporating quickly due to output cuts in the...United States, Canada and Latin America - and also increasingly in Asia.
Small magnitude earthquake swarm continues at Mount St. Helens
Beginning March 14, 2016, a number of small magnitude earthquakes have occurred beneath Mount St. Helens, at a depth between 2 and 7 km (1.2 to 4 miles). Over the last 8 weeks, there have been over 130 earthquakes formally located by the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network and many more earthquakes too small to be located.
...Earthquake rates have been steadily increasing since March, reaching nearly 40 located earthquakes per week.
Palestinians to demand protection from war crimes at UN Security Council
The Palestinians plan to ask for international protection from alleged Israeli war crimes at Friday afternoon’s informal meeting of the UN Security Council in New York.
The document presented to the council...states, “For nearly 50 years, since Israel occupied the West Bank...east Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip...Palestinian...population has endured...human rights violations, and...war crimes...
Defense Ministry: Israel's war and terror casualty toll now at 23,447
Days ahead of Remembrance Day for Fallen Soldiers, the Defense Ministry released updated figures on the number of war and terrorism casualties, which currently stands at 23,447.
The casualty count includes all those who fell since 1860. Sixty eight new casualties were added to the figure since the previous Remembrance Day. Additionally, fifty nine disabled IDF veterans died as a result of their condition.
IAF strikes Hamas targets in Gaza in response to continued mortar fire
The Israeli Air Force struck multiple targets in the Gaza Strip in response to the continued mortar assault on IDF forces on Friday morning after a series of incidences in which the IDF and Hamas' forces in the Gaza strip exchanged fire.
The IDF was carrying out operational activities in the Gaza border communities when the mortars were fired.
A dictatorship in the making?
Recep Tayyip Erdogan maneuvered to force out Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, demonstrating that the powerful president does not need the strong executive presidency he seeks since he already wields almost absolute power.
This is the latest sign that Erdogan has consolidated power to such an extent that he can do almost anything he wants.
The San Andreas Fault Is ‘Locked and Loaded,’ a Leading Seismologist Warns
A leading earthquake expert has warned that a section of the San Andreas Fault in Southern California may be “ready to go,” and that a major temblor that could shake the Los Angeles metropolitan area is long overdue.
Airstrike at Syrian refugee camp kills at least 28
At least 28 people were killed when warplanes struck a refugee camp Thursday in Syria, the monitoring group Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported, with many of the dead women and children.
Paul Ryan: 'I'm just not ready' to back Donald Trump
House Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday he cannot yet support presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump's presidential campaign.
Israel says found second Hamas tunnel from Gaza since 2014 war
Israel's military said it had discovered a cross-border tunnel on Thursday built by the Islamist group Hamas from the Gaza Strip during a rare flare-up of violence along a border that has been largely quiet since a 2014 war.
Man seeks restraining order against God
An Israeli man has petitioned the Haifa Magistrate’s Court for a restraining order against God, claiming the Almighty has been particularly unkind to him.
05 May 16
Obama slaps ‘Scarlet T’ on Christian colleges
The Department of Education, under the leadership of Barack Obama, whose pro-homosexual agenda has been unparalleled, has launched a website critics say is dedicated to the “shaming” of Christian colleges that follow biblical principles rather than a leftist social agenda.
Fort McMurray wildfire: state of emergency declared as 1,600 buildings engulfed in flames
Alberta firefighters said on Thursday morning that the blaze was yet to be contained, but praised the efforts of scores of volunteers who rushed to the city to provide fuel for those fleeing the devastation by car. More than 80,000 people have been forced to flee Fort McMurray, while fresh evacuation orders have been issued for other towns standing in the wildfire's path.
Islamic State militants seize gas field in eastern Syria
Islamic State militants on Thursday captured the main Shaer gas field in eastern Syria in the first gain for the ultra hardline jihadists in the Palmyra desert area since they lost the ancient city in March, rebel sources and a monitor said.
‘Islam does not belong in Germany’: 60% agree with AfD
Political rivals may brand the right-wing German party AfD xenophobic for claiming that there is “no place for Islam in Germany” in its political program, but 60 percent of the country's citizens agree with the idea, according to a new poll.
Kremlin to NATO: Resurgent Russia not a threat, but will defend its interests
"We have repeatedly said that a resurgent Russia is not a threat to anyone," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told a conference call with journalists.
"But at the same time Russia certainly cannot ignore any actions that may pose a direct or potential threat to its national interests and, traditionally, the Russian side will defend its interests if need be."
Gibraltar ON ALERT: Royal Navy 'OPENS FIRE' on Spanish ship 'harassing' submarine
It comes as tensions heighten around the UK-controlled peninsula after a series of aggressive acts by Spain.
A source said: “This is not only a very dangerous game for the Spanish to play but it is unbecoming of a NATO ally to treat the US Navy with such contempt.
Kerry Draws Red Line, Says Syria Better Start Removing Assad By Aug 1
John Kerry just gave Syria a hard deadline for starting the political transition to get rid of Syrian President Bashar Assad: Aug. 1. Kerry told reporters Tuesday if Syria doesn’t begin the process of removing Assad by Aug. 1, there will be serious consequences, The Associated Press reports.