Thread: Terrorism Domestic & Foreign Policy Vol. XI

gina - 1/12/2019 at 07:18 PM

It is a new year, time for the next volume.

Recapping where we left off in Volume X.

The potential for the US govt. shutdown to continue will create its own challenges in many ways. One of the things I pointed out is after the elections in Israel happen and the Peace Plan for rebuilding the third Temple in Jerusalem is announced, things will get much worse for the Muslim world and those countries who are in opposition to Muslims. Here's is some analysis of what is going on with the elections. Hamas also just received funding from Qatar, who has been breaking off ties with the Arab Opec countries. And there will be a new political party as well.

https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/ANALYSIS-Preparing-for-upheaval-during-th e-election-period-576661

https://www.jpost.com/Breaking-News/Report-Gal-Hirsch-to-form-new-political -party-called-Israels-Shield-576694


Shin Bet, is also saying there is a foreign country interfering in their elections.

https://www.jpost.com/Breaking-News/Shabak-chief-Foreign-country-will-inter fere-in-elections-576739

Elections are in April.


gina - 1/12/2019 at 07:21 PM

RUSSIA

"Russia is deploying long-range, precision cruise missiles to the western Atlantic that American defense officials say will allow Moscow to target Washington and other East Coast cities with conventional or nuclear attacks. Moscow is adding Kalibr land attack cruise missiles to both warships and missile submarines that Moscow plans to use in Atlantic patrols near the United States, sorties that were once routine during the Cold War.

The new sea-based Kalibr deployments are expected in the coming months, according to officials familiar with intelligence reports of the Russian maritime operations.

The land-attack version of the Kalibr, known as the SS-N-30A by NATO, is a relatively new weapon and was showcased for the first time by Moscow in attacks on Syria that began in 2015

Russia has stated that over 100 Kalibr missile strikes were carried out against Islamic terrorists and other anti-Syrian government rebels. The Office of Naval Intelligence in 2015 said the Kalibr is deployed on Russia’s new Sverodvinsk-class nuclear attack submarine as well as older submarines and surface warships. A total of 32 Kalibrs can be launched from missile tubes on the new submarine.


http://thejewishvoice.com/2019/01/05/russia-to-deploy-precision-strike-miss iles-in-western-atlantic/


Comments: Russia quietly takes measures to ensure their own security. We should do the same instead of being distracted by the reality like TV show of Chuck, Nancy and Trump.


gina - 1/12/2019 at 07:23 PM

RUSSIA AND THE SUDAN, ISRAEL AND SYRIA

Russian mercenaries were allegedly spotted in Khartoum, the Sudan.
https://aawsat.com/english/home/article/1541551/british-sources-point-prese nce-russian-mercenaries-khartoum



Israeli warplanes hitting the Damascus airport in Syria. Not good. Why is Israel involved in the Syrian conflict?
https://aawsat.com/english/home/article/1542751/israeli-warplanes-target-da mascus-airport



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gina - 1/12/2019 at 09:02 PM

US ARAB relations. [Isis, Iran etc]

Transcript of Mike Pompeos discussion with Al Arabiya’s Senior Presenter Najwa Kassem during his stopover in Abu Dhabi as part of a regional tour which has thus far taken him to Jordan, Iraq, Egypt and Bahrain.

http://english.alarabiya.net/en/features/2019/01/12/TRANSCRIPT-Read-Al-Arab iya-s-full-interview-with-US-Secretary-Mike-Pompeo.html


https://gulfnews.com/uae/government/mohammad-bin-zayed-receives-us-secretar y-of-state-1.1547317639163
Mike Pompeo, US Secretary of State meets with Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.



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gina - 1/12/2019 at 09:04 PM

AFGHANISTAN

http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/2019/01/12/ISIS-commander-killed-in-Af ghanistan-US-forces-say-.html


gina - 1/13/2019 at 09:31 PM

1-13-19

IRAN

Last September Bolton asking for options to strike IRAN!

The Trump administration's National Security Council sought military options to strike Iran last September after a group aligned with Tehran fired mortars near the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday.

The newspaper reported that national security adviser John Bolton asked the Pentagon for military options in the aftermath of the mortar strikes, which did not hit the embassy or injure anyone. The Pentagon reportedly complied with Bolton's request, though it's unclear if a serious plan was developed or if President Trump was aware of the request.

https://thehill.com/policy/defense/425075-bolton-asked-pentagon-for-options -to-strike-iran-report


REMARKS: Prophecy from 1500 years ago says that the war between Israel and the Muslim world will begin when iran strikes Israel. Now Israel has no plans to strike Iran so what could cause THE NEXT WORLD WAR III? The US striking Iran, it is that simple. Iran will ally with Russia and China against the US. The war when it starts and it says it will happen, it says this in Ezekiel Chapter 38 will last for 7 years. The one who will be able to stop the war will be the anti-Christ who will get a peace treaty signed between Israel and the Muslims, and he will do so 3 and 1/2 years into the war. We are in these times.






gina - 1/25/2019 at 10:57 PM

US BORDER SECURITY

I am also putting the link here. There IS a problem at our southern border and it is time America was aware of it and Congress stopped ignoring it.

https://www.wola.org/analysis/trump-asylum-seekers-wait-in-mexico-border-cr isis/

https://wtvr.com/2019/01/24/us-to-begin-sending-asylum-seekers-to-mexico-fo r-duration-of-immigration-proceedings/

"Laura Lynch, senior policy counsel at the American Immigration Lawyers Association, tweeted out their report documenting how the plan “will make it nearly impossible for #asylum seekers to access the protections they are entitled to.”


REMARK: Why don't these lawyers each agree to sponsor an asylum seeker and/their families, let them live in their house while they are waiting for their due process. And why are people who enter the country illegally entitled to due process?





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gina - 1/25/2019 at 11:04 PM

These are refugees who came from a war torn country and needed asylum.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/syrian-stranded-months-malaysian-airport -gets-fresh-start-canada-n962126

https://ca.news.yahoo.com/three-years-many-syrian-refugees-150005148.html

A former Canadian Journalist and her family decided to sponsor a Syrian who was stranded, now he lives with them in their home in British Columbia in a ski resort town.
https://www.cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/as-it-happens-tuesday-edition-1.492229 0/after-months-in-an-airport-then-detention-syrian-refugee-begins-dream-lif e-in-canada-1.4922299

https://www.piquenewsmagazine.com/whistler/syrian-refugees-months-long-orde al-comes-to-a-happy-ending/Content?oid=12244218








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gina - 1/26/2019 at 08:33 PM

I just want to point out some of the timeline events for the future.

62 days till Brexit. France is still being beseiged with Yello Vest protests.

3 weeks till the US govt. shutdown.

Israeli elections in April. Announcement of the US Peace plan shortly thereafter and commencement of the re-building of the third temple in Jerusalem.

Hezbollah says if/when they attack Israel, Galilee will be included.
https://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Nasrallah-Netanyahu-used-Northe rn-Shield-to-capture-the-medias-attention-578753

"“I do not know whether we will attack the Galilee by sea, air, land or tunnels.” Nasrallah said Hezbollah is taking all necessary measures to protect Lebanon in the face of threats by Israel. He said that the terrorist organization has had the ability to conquer the Galilee for years. “After our experience in Syria, entering the Galilee will be easier,” he said. “Even the fences Israel has set up - we have a solution for them.”

I think we can figure out what the solution for fences/walls means. Sheikh Nasrullah of Hezbollah thinks it took Israel a long time to find the tunnels that have been used, but he also stated that they would not be sending thousands of fighters through the tunnells.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a29Tohy3oPw
The Pope meets with Abbas.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_aVhy-v0BE
The Pope and the Saudis

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlJ7ndbGPig
The Pope and Emmanuel Macron, French President

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDBQxdRRP38
He meets with Iran

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RN6wlIDsUPU
The Pope and Putin

He will figure prominently in the wars that will be coming because he will be involved with ALL world leaders.


REMARKS: War(s) are coming.


gina - 1/26/2019 at 08:39 PM

The re-vived Roman Empire plans you do not know about.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWBbCSHBu_8









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gina - 1/31/2019 at 08:29 PM

God does not want a TWO state solution. He didn't back in the days of Joseph and Ephraim and he does not change.

EZEKIEL: 37:15-27

16“And you, son of man, take a single stick and write on it: ‘Belonging to Judah and to the Israelites associated with him.’ Then take another stick and write on it: ‘Belonging to Joseph—the stick of Ephraim—and to all the house of Israel associated with him.’ 17Then join them together into one stick, so that they become one in your hand.

18“When your people ask you, ‘Won’t you tell us what you mean by this?’ 19say to them, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: I am going to take the stick of Joseph—which is in Ephraim’s hand—and of the Israelite tribes associated with him, and join it to Judah’s stick. I will make them into a single stick of wood, and they will become one in my hand.’ 20Hold before their eyes the sticks you have written on 21and say to them, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: I will take the Israelites out of the nations where they have gone. I will gather them from all around and bring them back into their own land. 22I will make them one nation in the land, on the mountains of Israel. There will be one king over all of them and they will never again be two nations or be divided into two kingdoms. 23They will no longer defile themselves with their idols and vile images or with any of their offenses, for I will save them from all their sinful backsliding, b and I will cleanse them. They will be my people, and I will be their God.

24“ ‘My servant David will be king over them, and they will all have one shepherd. They will follow my laws and be careful to keep my decrees. 25They will live in the land I gave to my servant Jacob, the land where your ancestors lived. They and their children and their children’s children will live there forever, and David my servant will be their prince forever. 26I will make a covenant of peace with them; it will be an everlasting covenant. I will establish them and increase their numbers, and I will put my sanctuary among them forever. 27My dwelling place will be with them; I will be their God, and they will be my people. 28Then the nations will know that I the Lord make Israel holy, when my sanctuary is among them forever.’ 

https://biblehub.com/niv/ezekiel/37.htm


COMMENTS: So what is it that our leaders do not understand?


gina - 2/2/2019 at 05:27 PM

GAZA PALESTINE, RUSSIA, FRANCE AND GERMANY

The US has ended all financial aid for Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and Gaza, government officials have said. It will end of about $60m (£45m) in US aid for the Palestinian security forces, whose cooperation with Israeli forces has helped maintain relative quiet in the West Bank.

USAID is the main agency administering US foreign assistance in the Palestinian territories.

The agency spent $268m (£203m) on public projects in the West Bank and Gaza as well as Palestinian private sector debt repayment in 2017, but there were significant cuts to all new funding through the end of June last year, according to its website.

“The suspension of aid to our people, which included critical sectors such as health and education, will have a negative impact on all, create a negative atmosphere, and increase instability," said Nabil Abu Rudeineh, a spokesperson for Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas.

In August, Washington announced an end to all U.S. funding for the U.N. agency that assists Palestinian refugees. The agency received $364 million from the United States in 2017.

In January the World Food Programme cut food aid to about 190,000 Palestinians due to a shortage of funds.


https://www.yahoo.com/news/us-cuts-aid-palestinians-occupied-195619307.html


REMARKS: The aid to Palestine is humanitarian. People will hurt because of it. In addition, The two state solution Peace Plan that will be announced by Jared Kushner will declare Jerusalem to be the head of the Israeli state. Palestine has been getting water from the Sea of Galilee, but Israel has been using that water to irrigate desert lands. When the Peace Plan is announced (after the Israeli elections) the rebuilding of the third temple will also be announced. ALL of these actions will enrage the Palestinians and other Muslims. Many will say it is not the job of the US to support all these other nations/countries but we continue to do this all over the world with other nations. I just want you to be aware of the actions the US is taking that will lead up to enraging the Muslims to the point that, per prophecy, Iran will nuke Israel. Do they have the capability to do that? We do not know everything in their arsenal but this came out today.

https://thehill.com/policy/international/middle-east-north-africa/428183-ir an-unveils-new-long-range-cruise-missile

You should also be aware that Russia supports Iran, and since the US quit the INF deal (nuclear proliferation), so has Russia. They will now keep rebuilding their defensive stockpile. They also say they will NOT initiate disarmament negotiations following the US's lead.

"The American partners have declared that they suspend their participation in the deal, we suspend it as well," Putin said during a televised meeting with foreign and defense ministers."

"We have repeatedly, during a number of years, and constantly raised a question about substantiative talks on the disarmament issue, notably, on all the aspects," Putin said.

"We see, that in the past few years the partners have not supported our initiatives."

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/putin-russia-suspends-inf-nuclear-deal -with-us/ar-BBT4mPy?li=BBnb7Kz


AND you should also be aware that France and Germany have agreed to work in tandem towards merging borders, economies and security forces just two months before Brexit where Britain leaves the European Union.
Why does this matter? It is the first step towards that ONE WORLD ARMY where countries over there ban together to stay afloat, but they will eventually be over-run by that one world order. This is the beginning stages of that.

"The treaty extension, negotiated over the past year though short on details, stipulates that it will be a priority of German-French diplomacy for Germany to be accepted as a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council.

Under the plans, ministers will also be able to sit in on each other’s Cabinet meetings. There are also aims to promote closer cooperation between national intelligence services and police in fighting terrorism and organised crime, as well as a commitment to moving towards economic convergence."

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/8162668/france-germany-merge-borders-eu-megas tate/




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gina - 2/4/2019 at 09:20 PM

AFGHANISTAN PEACE CONFERENCE IN MOSCOW TOMORROW AND WEDNESDAY

There is an "intra-Afghan" peace conference being held in a neutral place, Moscow tomorrow. I ntra-afghan means all inclusive. It is a BIG deal.

Participants include:

Those are former president Hamid Karzai,
Former Vice President Mohammad Yunus Qanuni,
Hizb-i-Islami leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar,
Executive chief of Jamiat-i-Islami party Ata Mohammad Noor,
Second deputy chief executive and Wahdat party member Mohammad Mohaqiq
Hizb-e-Wahdat leader Mohammad Mohaqiq,
Former deputy foreign minister Hekmat Karzai,
Senior Jamiat member Ismail Khan,
Former Balkh governor and Jamiat-e-Islami member Atta Mohammad Noor
Former Defense Minister Shah Nawaz Tanai and
Head of National Islamic Front of Afghanistan Sayed Hamid Gailani,
Former Taliban ambassador to Pakistan Abdul Salam Zaeef.
Zabihullah Mujaddedi, son of former president Sebghatullah Mujaddedi,
and Zia Massoud Jamiat member and President Ashraf Ghani’s former special envoy on reforms.by
Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanikzai, former head of the Taliban Political Office.
Ismael Khan,
Bad Shah Khan Zadran,
Sheer Mohammad Akhundzada,
Hawa Alam Nuristani,
Mudar Ali Karimi,
Haji Din Mohammad,
Shahzada Massound,
Qalamddin,
Dr. Mushahid,
Zalmai Hewadmal,
Hakim Mujahid,
Dawood Ali Najafi,
Abdul Karim Khurram,
Eng. Yousaf Pashtun,
Abdul Jabbar Taqwa, Z
arar Ahmad Usmani,
Rangin Dadfar Spanta
and Dr. Zalmai Rassoul.
Qazi Gul Rahman,
Wahidullah Shahrani,
Syed Ta, Hazrat
Omar Zakhilwal,
Sayed Fazlullah Wahid,
Maulvi Abdul Salam Abid,
Qutbuddin Hilal,
Arshad Ahmadi,
Mahboob Rahman Dawoodzai,
Ahmadullah Alizai,
Mohammad Muzamil,
Aziz Hilal,
Raihana Azad,
Fozia Kofi,
Wakeel Ahmad Mutawakil,
Shoaib Wakeel Ahmad,
Syed Rahman Haqqani,
Nazar Mohammad Dadmand
Wahid Muzhda will also be in attendance.

Presidential candidate Mohammad Hanif Atmar told media that he was joining the delegation for participation in the Moscow meeting.

Ghani Haqmal, deputy spokesman for Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA), said a team of the party would take part in the talks in the Russian capital. But another source, speaking anonymity, told media Gulbadin Hekmatyar’s son Habibur Rahman and Dr. Ghairat Bahir would represent HIA.

A delegation led by Pir Hamid Gilani from the Mahaz party and son of Sibghatullah Mujadidi, Dr. Najibullah, will also join the Moscow meeting.

Atta Mohammad Noor, executive head of the Jamiat-i-Islami party, wrote on his Facebook account he would take part in the Moscow meeting. Former deputy executive officer Mohammad Mohaqiq also


AGENDA

The statement meanwhile outlines the talks agenda and says the Afghan delegation will insist on the following principles:
• Protecting and strengthening the Islamic Republic system
• Afghanistan is the shared home for all Afghans
• Following Islamic and national values
• Insisting on maintaining (keeping) a powerful and democratic central government
• Strengthening national unity and ensuring social justice
• The principle of impartiality of Afghanistan in regional and world conflicts
• To ensure that policies match the modern world’s measures while protecting religious and national values
The statement also said the delegation will insist on the following issues regarding the peace process and the next steps:
• Supporting the US efforts for the (Afghan) peace process led by (US Special Envoy) Zalmay Khalilzad
• Insisting on a ceasefire amid the start of intra-Afghan talks
• Insisting on continuation of intra-Afghan talks aimed at ending the war and bloodshed in the country
• Ensuring that Afghanistan is safe from threats and interference by foreign countries
• Assuring the international community that Afghanistan’s territory will not be a threat (to other countries)
• Ensuring that women’s right to education, work, political, economic and social activities is ensured
• Insisting on fundamental rights and freedoms of the people of Afghanistan
• Insisting and getting assurance that sustainable peace and stability are ensured in the country
• Encouraging Russia and other countries in the region to create a political consensus on a regional and international level in supporting the Afghan peace process.


https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jan/28/us-and-taliban-reach-framewor k-peace-deal-reports

If the talks led to a full deal, US troops would be withdrawn from Afghanistan within 18 months.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/28/world/asia/taliban-peace-deal-afghanista n.html

https://www.rferl.org/a/taliban-iran-us-khalilzad-qatar-peace-talks/2974307 7.html
The statement by spokesman Suhail Shaheen on Jan. 30th, Shaheen, speaking in an audio message to AP, said the Taliban wanted to live alongside their countrymen "in an inclusive Afghan world." In his statement, Shaheen stated that the Taliban were not seeking a "monopoly on power" as part of their peace talks. "After the end of the occupation, Afghans should forget their past and tolerate one another and start life like brothers. After the withdrawal [of foreign troops], we are not seeking a monopoly on power," said Shaheen, who is based in Qatar, where the Taliban has a political office. Shaheen told AP that another round of talks with Khalilzad was scheduled for February 25 in Doha, the Qatari capital.

https://www.rferl.org/a/interview-what-an-afghan-led-afghan-owned-peace-pro cess-might-entail/29740150.html




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gina - 2/4/2019 at 09:28 PM

AFGHAN PEACE PROCESS PART TWO

There will be a follow up meeting with the US Envoy Zalmay Khalizad in Doha, Qatar, February 25th. It would be nice if the US air strikes targeting Taliban members would stop.

https://www.afghanistan-analysts.org/nothing-is-agreed-until-everything-is- agreed-first-steps-in-afghan-peace-negotiations/

"we don’t have an agenda of destructive actions in other countries. In the past 17 years we have proven, in practice, that we have not interfered in any way in other countries. Similarly, we do not allow anyone to use the soil of Afghanistan against other countries, including neighbouring countries.' Taliban continue to say.

Other issues to be taken up:

Cease Fire
Confidence Building Measures
New Political System
Reconstruction Help from the US


BY THE WAY, regarding CEASE FIRE, the US cannot keep assassinating people and think that means PEACE. example:


Last Friday in the Sangin District of Helmand Province a relative of one of the original (Mullah Omar's) Taliban Provincial Council members was targeted and killed at 11 p.m. local time. the airstrike left five militants including a local leader of the group identiied as Mullah Sher Agha. Mullah Sher Agha was one of the close relatives of Mullah Abdul Manan Niazi who was killed in a similar airstrike in Nawzad district nearly two months ago.




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gina - 2/4/2019 at 10:02 PM

The Pakistani Military supports the Afghan Peace Process, they had this to say. 2-4-18

The efforts of the peace process of Afghanistan appeared in the meeting of Pakistan Army commanders and it was said that they would abolish Pakistan's enemies.

A statement issued by the Pakistan Army's press office said that the ongoing peace process in Afghanistan, led by Gen. Gen. Javed Qamar Bajwa, headed by the military headquarters in Rawalpindi, today considered and all showed its ideology, so that the peace process of Afghanistan is reliable

In this meeting at senior commanders of Pakistan Army and commanders of Corps, it has also been said that the efforts of the foes of Pakistan's enemies continue, and they will allow the enemies of the enemies to succeed.


REMARKS: Pakistan does NOT consider the Afghan Taliban to be their enemies, just in case anybody was confused by the statement.


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gina - 2/6/2019 at 11:42 PM

ISRAEL PALESTINE

Dozens of senior Israeli ministers and Knesset members from various right-wing parties signed a declaration pledging to settle 2 million Israelis in the occupied West Bank.

The declaration was formed by “Nahal” settling movement, which held over the past two weeks several protests in front of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's home, demanding that the government establish basic guidelines for settlements in the West Bank and annul any declarations of a two-state solution.

The commitment was signed Tuesday, the eve of the Likud party primaries to elect the party’s candidates for the Knesset.

The document states that the government will immediately begin implementing the settlement plan initiated by former Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir in the early 1990s.

The declaration states: “I pledge to be loyal to the land of Israel, not to give up the land of our grandparents and parents.”

“I also commit myself to work towards the plan of settling 2 million Jews in the West Bank in accordance with the plan of former Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir.”

It added: “I pledge to work to abolish the declarations of a two-state solution and replace it with an official statement: The Land of Israel – One State for One People!”

Senior officials who signed the declaration include Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein, ministers Israel Katz, Yariv Levin, Ze'ev Elkin, Gilad Erdan, Ayelet Shaked, Naftali Bennett, Miri Regev and Tzachi Hanegbi.

The number of Jewish settlers in the West Bank today amounts to 450,000 and 300,000 in occupied East Jerusalem.


https://aawsat.com/english/home/article/1578786/dozens-israeli-ministers-mp s-pledge-settle-2-million-people-west-bank

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=td9qhhOJp2U


gina - 2/9/2019 at 07:41 PM

ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT

The idea is not actually new. This is scary how far back it goes and who was in favor of it. Walter Cronkite, Benjamin Franklin, Mahatma Gandhi, Paul Newman, Robert Oppenheimer, Tom Paine, Ronald Reagan, FDR,


http://www.goodmorningworld.org/earthgov/


[And NO it is not Robert MUELLER from the FBI, it's a different Robert Muller.]


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gina - 2/9/2019 at 07:47 PM

FOREIGN POLICY VENEZUELA

Apparently not everybody is happy with American assistance to their country.

"The demonstrations in support of Maduro take place at the other end of the city, to prevent the opponents from fighting.

“You Americans are insolent!” screamed an old woman in a red t-shirt rushing towards me.

“Bastards! You should be hanged on a first tree! Cheers to socialism!”

“I’m Russian, grandma.”

The old lady recoils.

“Sorry, please.”

“Don’t get that upset, senora.”

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-02-09/reporters-diary-venezuela-insolen t-american-bastards-should-be-hanged-first-tree


gina - 2/9/2019 at 08:03 PM

WAR DRILLS in Los Angeles

http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/wtf-is-going-on-in-downtown-la-army-w ar-drills-continue-across-los-angeles_02092019

Having started on Monday, the US Army continues its war drills across the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area through Saturday with the goal of enhancing Army Special Forces skills by “operating in urban environments”, Army Special Operations Command said in a statement.

“The local terrain and training facilities in Los Angeles provide the Army with unique locations and simulates urban environments the service members may encounter when deployed overseas,” the Army told CBS.

Downtown Los Angeles residents were shocked Monday night when a fleet of Boeing A/MH-6M Little Bird and Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters swooped in around them.

A commercial parking lot across the street from the Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE 14, at 1000 W Olympic Blvd, was the epicenter of some intense war simulations Tuesday night.

MILITARY EXERCISE: The U.S. Army is conducting military training in the greater Los Angeles and Long Beach areas tonight until Feb. 9. Downtown LA residents are reporting seeing helicopters and hearing explosions. @MizSkellington

The Army Special Operations Command conducts multiple urban field training exercises around the country, said Lt. Col. Loren Bymer, a spokesman for the command group.

This is not the first time residents of a major metropolitan area across the US have experienced a military exercise. For instance, in 2015, Texas residents prepared for Jade Helm 15, an army training exercise which took place in multiple states.

As to what exactly the Army was preparing for by simulating war drills on the streets of Los Angeles was beyond our comprehension. One thing that is obvious: the Army is preparing for more conflict, whether with a foreign adversary or, more troubling, social unrest on the streets of America?

http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/wtf-is-going-on-in-downtown-la-army-w ar-drills-continue-across-los-angeles_02092019



REMARKS: In a real conflict, people initially are in shock and unable to do what they need to do, this is called Normalcy Bias.

Normalcy Bias
“Normalcy Bias.” It’s a real thing. According to Wikipedia, Normalcy Bias is, “A belief people hold when facing a disaster. It causes people to underestimate both the likelihood of a disaster and its possible effects, because people believe that things will always function the way things normally have functioned.” They underestimate the likelihood of what can happen, they do not use resources at their disposal because they can't immediately accept what is happening is really happening. PEOPLE need training. Whatever the govt. is training for, people need to be able to think what would they do in a CIVIL DISASTER or a war imposed upon them, ie. if the dollar finally goes down, the financial system crashes, the grid goes down and there are riots etc. You will not have time to figure it out, you better know beforehand what you need to do and be prepared.

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gina - 2/11/2019 at 09:14 PM

More later, but leaders from Pakistan met with Christine LaGarde from the IMF on Sunday to request $8 billion in loans to help stave off a a deficit in their country, which is of the magnitude many countries faced in 2008 with our banking crisis.

More late on Afgha also. Their elections (Presidential) are in July which is why many want some sort of deal hammered out before then.


PAKISTAN GETS A MUCH NEEDED ADDITION OF FOREIGN AID FROM K.S.A.

20 Billion in trade deals. Mohammad bin Salman has been welcomed with a fighter jet escort, a gold-plated submachine gun and Pakistan’s highest civilian honour. After being personally chauffeured from the airport by the country’s prime minister, Imran Khan, Prince Mohammed signed agreements worth $20bn on Monday, a crucial injection of funds for an ailing economy suffering a foreign-currency crunch and which is currently negotiating its 13th IMF bailout in 40 years.

The day was declared a public holiday in Pakistan, and pictures of the powerful royal dotted the capital Islamabad. In celebration, the Saudis announced the release of more than 2,000 Pakistani prisoners from their jails.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/feb/19/a-public-holiday-and-gold-pla ted-rifle-saudi-crown-prince-feted-on-asia-tour


REMARKS: It doesn't seem to matter what the U.S. thinks, other countries have their own ideas and ways of handling things. Nothing will come of Kashoggi's death no matter how much our Congress complains about it.



[Edited on 2/21/2019 by gina]


gina - 2/22/2019 at 10:49 PM

US DOLLAR, RUSSIA and the Internet, PAKISTAN and INDIA, ARAB SUMMIT

There is soooo much going on all over, one of the most concerning things is several high level stock analysts predict the fall of the U.S. dollar on 2-26-19. Yes we have all heard this before, so we have to wait and see.


RUSSIA AND THE UPCOMING WORLD WIDE WEB DISCONNECTION- JUST AN EXERCISE
NEXT, Russia plans to remove itself from the World Wide Web for 3 days within the next two months and be offline internationally. There are all sorts of theories on this. The conspiracy theorists say maybe they are planning an EMF attack on the US and the web. I SAY, maybe they do not want to be effected/impacted if anyone else launches something on the US including any rogue governmental people who may want to put us the dark for geo-political reasons. All we know is that they have said they will basically disconnect from the WORLD WIDE WEB for 2-3 days as an exercise in the next couple of months. If they were smart they would have their own Virtual Private Network so that their banking, defense and other platforms COULD not be subjected to any adverse impacts, from anything, solar flares, anything. I DO NOT BELIEVE THEY PLAN TO ZAP US AND ARE GOING DARK WORLDWIDE TO PROTECT THEMSELVES, but I am sure there will be some who will come up with all kinds of theories on that.

https://www.newsweek.com/russia-prepares-cyberwar-cutting-domestic-internet -world-wide-web-1326963
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-02-13/russia-wants-to-unplug-itself-from-t he-internet/10804346



PAKISTAN AND INDIA
This is one of the most serious things that was predicted by a well informed stock advisor, Mr. Kent Moors. You never heard of Kent? He is wonderful. He knows his stuff and he tells it like it is.
http://kentmoors.com/

Anyway, Kent predicted quite a few years back actually, that the there would be a WAR over water and it would be between India and Pakistan regarding the Indus River.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/india-stop-share-water-flowing-145446541.html

I hate to even add fuel to the fire, but there was prophecy from 1,500 years ago, which the Prophet of Islam, peace be upon him and all the prophets, told to his companions. He said that jihad would be launched upon (into)India and it would be successful and the region involved would be the border between what we now call Pakistan and the Kashmir region of India.

This is a HUGE problem.




ARAB SUMMIT in SHARM AL SHAIKH in EGYPT

The first Arab-European summit will be held on Feb.24-25 in Sharm El-Sheikh, under the main title of “Investing in Stability.”
[This is highly relevant right now because the U.S. cut off our foreign aid to Palestine, even the humanitarian aid.]

European diplomatic sources told Asharq Al-Awsat that the importance of the summit stemmed from two main points: First, it will include “two neighboring groups from 50 countries (28 European and 22 Arab) invited to cooperate and coordinate… on common strategic interests.” Second, “the magnitude of the challenges they face and have to overcome together.”

The leaders of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Iraq, Yemen, Palestine, Djibouti, Libya, Somalia and the Secretary General of the Arab League will attend the Summit, sources told Asharq Al-Awsat.

Lebanese President Michel Aoun will be absent, while Lebanon will be represented by its Prime Minister Saad Hariri.

Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, whose country holds the rotating presidency of the Arab League, will also not attend the high-level Arab-European meeting. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was not invited.

On the other side, the summit will be attended by the president of the European Council, the European Commissioner, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, the German Chancellor, the Austrian Chancellor and the Romanian President.

Unlike Germany, the French president, the British prime minister and the Spanish prime minister will be represented by their foreign ministers.

REMARK: The Arabs do it nicely, they cover their collective lands and peoples, economies.


Meanwhile, Trump has extended the National Emergency declared on the situation in Libya.

https://aawsat.com/english/home/article/1601661/trump-extends-national-emer gency-respect-libya









[Edited on 2/22/2019 by gina]


gina - 3/14/2019 at 09:08 PM

AFGHANISTAN

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/03/taliban-political-chief-optimistic-a fghan-peace-talks-190314140218411.html

The latest round of talks in Qatar lasted 16 days and ended on Tuesday, with officials from both sides saying that progress had been made, but that there was no agreement on when foreign troops might be withdrawn.

"If [Afghans] think of us like brothers, I trust in God that all the problems will be solved," Baradar said, speaking in Pashto. "I ask all our countrymen to be sure there is no need to worry. Everyone will be treated very well."

Al Jazeera has exclusive access to a video showing the face-to-face meetings that took place between the US and the Taliban in Doha over 16 days.

"They show the US delegation, including military officers led by [US special peace envoy] Zalmay Khalilzad and other US officers meeting with senior Taliban figures," Al Jazeera's James Bays said.

"The Taliban themselves say the talks went well. Both sides say they have reached a draft agreement in two areas: withdrawal of a majority of US forces, and a deal where the Taliban would no longer assist other groups such as al-Qaeda in using the Afghan soil for attacks on other nations," said Bays.


"The main disagreements are over four interconnected issues, including the Taliban breaking off ties with groups designated as terrorists by Washington; the timetable of a U.S. military withdrawal; a cease-fire in Afghanistan; and an intra-Afghan dialogue that would include the Taliban and government representatives.

A U.S. State Department spokesman said negotiators made "meaningful progress" during the talks. The spokesman said the Taliban agreed that peace will require agreement on counterterrorism assurances, troop withdrawal, and a cease-fire.

"Progress was achieved regarding both these issues," said a Taliban spokesman, referring to the U.S. troop withdrawal and assurances that foreign militants would not use Afghanistan's territory to stage future terrorist attacks."

https://www.rferl.org/a/u-s--taliban-peace-talks-end-with-real-strides-made -but-no-deal/29818634.html



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gina - 3/14/2019 at 09:16 PM

WTC update

https://www.ae911truth.org/news/512-lawyers-name-names-of-persons-with-mate rial-information-in-9-11-grand-jury-filing

https://www.lawyerscommitteefor9-11inquiry.org/12-march-2019-persons-with-m aterial-information/

https://www.lawyerscommitteefor9-11inquiry.org/


Remarks: No, some people, many have not forgotten and do not accept the 'official' narrative. While Bush gave himself and others in his administration "immunity from war crimes committed from 9-11-01" via Executive Order, some still want the truth. The supplement to the brief was filed 3-12-19, one day after Osama's birthday, 3-11. Sometimes things in the cosmos have a way of being worked out.





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gina - 3/23/2019 at 05:32 PM

9-11-01 Lawsuit against the FBI

"This coming Monday, 9/11 family members Bob McIlvaine and Barbara Krukowski-Rastelli along with the Lawyers’ Committee for 9/11 Inquiry and Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth will file a lawsuit against the FBI over its 9/11 Review Commission Report issued in 2015.

This bold legal action will be the first time that anyone has ever attempted to force the FBI to assess and report the evidence of the World Trade Center’s explosive demolition as well as other 9/11 evidence still unaddressed to this day — all known to the FBI.

In 2014, Congress mandated the FBI to form an external commission to conduct “an assessment of any evidence now known to the FBI that was not considered by the 9/11 Commission related to any factors that contributed in any manner to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.” A year later, the FBI released the final report, which included neither an assessment of the evidence related to the WTC demolition nor an assessment of several other areas of crucial evidence.

Our end goal is to compel the FBI to reconstitute its 9/11 Review Commission in some form, assess the evidence known to the FBI but omitted from the Commission's 2015 report, and include that evidence in a new, amended report to Congress and the American people.

From now through April 1, we ask you to help us raise $30,000 for the first two phases of litigation: drafting the complaint and preparing our response to the anticipated motion to dismiss, which involve hundreds of attorney hours. We also invite everyone who is near Washington, D.C., on Monday, March 25, to attend our 1:00 PM news conference with Bob McIlvaine, Mick Harrison, Dave Meiswinkle, and Richard Gage at the Newseum, one block from the U.S. District Court!

Please visit AE911Truth.org/FBI to learn more and make your generous donation today. On behalf of the Lawyers’ Committee and Bob and Barbara, we are grateful for your unyielding commitment."

https://www.ae911truth.org/fbi

"
Families, Lawyers, AE911Truth to File Lawsuit against FBI over '9/11 Review Commission Report' on Mar. 25

Next week, for the first time ever, 9/11 family members and advocates are taking legal action against the FBI aimed at forcing the Bureau to assess and report the evidence of the World Trade Center’s explosive demolition known to the FBI as well as other unreported 9/11 evidence.

In 2014, Congress mandated the FBI to form an external commission to conduct “an assessment of any evidence now known to the FBI that was not considered by the 9/11 Commission related to any factors that contributed in any manner to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.” A year later, the FBI released the Commission's final report, which did not include an assessment of evidence related to the WTC demolition nor an assessment of several other areas of evidence known to the FBI.

Now the Lawyers' Committee for 9/11 Inquiry and AE911Truth need your help to advance our historic lawsuit and bring this key evidence to light.

Support the FBI 9/11 Review Commission Lawsuit!
Help the Lawyers’ Committee and AE911Truth reach our first milestone of $30,000 by April 1st. Donate Now


Why the Lawyers' Committee and AE911Truth Need Your Support

The FBI 9/11 Review Commission Lawsuit is complex litigation against the federal government comprising a number of phases that could last up to two years. The end goal is to compel the FBI to reconstitute its 9/11 Review Commission in some form, assess the evidence known to the FBI but omitted from the Commission's 2015 report, and include that evidence in a new, amended report. Initially, we need your help to fund the early phases of the lawsuit, which are the complaint, the anticipated motion to dismiss, and motions for summary judgment.

Fundraising Milestone 1: Complaint and Motion to Dismiss

Help us reach our first milestone of $30,000 by April 1st to fund the hundreds of attorney hours involved in drafting the complaint and preparing an extensive response to the defendants' motion to dismiss.

Fundraising Milestone 2: Motions for Summary Judgment
Help us reach our second milestone of $60,000 by April 15th to fund the drafting of briefs in opposition to the defendants' motion for summary judgment and in support of our motion for summary judgment.


March 25th Filing and News Conference!
We will file the FBI 9/11 Review Commission lawsuit on the morning of Monday, March 25, 2019, at the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. Join us afterward at 1:00 PM for our news conference in front of the nearby Newseum.

555 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001
VXVJ+67 Washington, District of Columbia
newseum.org
(202) 292-6100


Remarks: No April Fools among this bunch or architechts and engineers who cannot scientifically accept the official narrative of 9-11-01. No, there are just too many people who will not forget or accept the colossal lies given not only to Americans but to the world.


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gina - 3/23/2019 at 05:51 PM

The US Blacklists Isis Media wing.

"The US Department of State has blacklisted the media wings of ISIS terrorist organization. The State Department said Thursday that it amended the terrorist designations of ISIS to include Amaq News Agency, Al Hayat Media Center, and other aliases.

“These aliases have been added to ISIS’s designation as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) under Section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, and as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT) under Executive Order 13224,” it said.

“Additionally the Department of State has reviewed and maintained the FTO designation of ISIS,” it added.

According to the State Department statement, Amaq is part of the terrorist group’s "propaganda apparatus, and is used for claiming responsibility for ISIS or ISIS-inspired attacks, spreading terrorist messages online, and recruitment.”

“Al Hayat Media Center is ISIS’s multilingual media outlet and is also used for recruitment purposes,” it said.

The State Department’s new move notifies the American public and the international community that Amaq and Al Hayat are aliases of ISIS. Terrorism designations expose and isolate organizations and individuals, and deny them access to the US financial system.



REMARKS: Now many of you would say, what's wrong with that? We don't need recruitment going on etc. etc.

1) Censorship is one issue.

2) When Muslims are going to do an attack, they have to warn the people they are going to attack - and they do, with this new legislation, you will not hear anything, you will just be sitting ducks if they choose your area. Personally, I preferred knowing about the threats to New York City, Times Square so that I can make the decision if I want to risk my safety and life going in there. Are the festivities worth it? that is a decision I alone should make, not my government suppressing information that could impact or end my life.

3) One sided reporting. When you only get one side of information, you do not usually get the entire picture. That is dangerous in a free society. A government can tell you anything and you never hear the other side.

4) Recruitment? Possibly that occurs, but when you suppress the press, people just go underground and then you have nothing to surveill and limited intelligence gathering. How is that useful or good to prevent future attacks? You just have some federal agents trying to listen and translate things in other countries?

5) If people can hear everything they can discern for themselves which groups have correct beliefs or not. If you just want to isolate the west so nobody hears anything about Islam or from any groups that is a very dangerous thing. People have to draw conclusions based on limited or no information, are we just supposed to believe everything someone else, like the media and sometimes fake news tells us?

6) Censorship, suppression of news and ideas from others is never a good thing.


https://aawsat.com/english/home/article/1646631/us-blacklists-isis-media-wi ngs


piacere - 3/28/2019 at 08:02 PM

Brunei is going Muslim, instituting Sharia law. All gays (lesbians too I suppose) and adulterers stoned to death.

Now...can you explain #'s 5 and 6 please.


gina - 3/30/2019 at 06:57 PM

Jamal Kashoggi's killer(s) were trained in the U.S.


https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/members-of-saudi-team-that-killed-khas hoggi-received-training-in-us-report/ar-BBVqtsM

Members of the Saudi team that killed journalist Jamal Khashoggi received training in the United States, the Washington Post has reported, revealing other new elements in the death of the newspaper's former contributor. A critic of the Saudi regime, Khashoggi was killed and dismembered October 2 in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul by a team of 15 agents sent from Riyadh. His body has never been recovered.

According to Washington Post columnist David Ignatius, a Saudi who closely read the transcript of a recording from a bug placed in the consulate by Turkish intelligence said it indicates the plan was to kidnap Khashoggi and bring him back to Saudi Arabia for detention and interrogation. A note in the transcript says an injection was administered to Khashoggi, which the Saudi source said was probably a powerful sedative.

A bag was then placed over his head, and Khashoggi screamed: "I can't breathe, I have asthma. Don't do this." According to the Post, he died soon after.

The transcript describes a buzzing noise, perhaps an electric saw used to dismember the journalist.
"The CIA has cautioned other government agencies that some of this special-operations training might have been conducted by Tier 1 Group, an Arkansas-based company, under a State Department license," he said.


Remarks: The Saudis and the US have an alliance for the Saudi vision of 2030. Murder will not change it.

https://vision2030.gov.sa/en



gina - 3/30/2019 at 07:09 PM

Guiado to Launch Venezuela-Wide "Tactical-Action" to Topple Maduro

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzOOiUgS_oU

The country has been in the dark, the electric being turned off. The coup will happen. TACTICAL ACTION starting April 6th. "Operation Freedom". (deja vu Nicaragua?)


gina - 3/30/2019 at 07:13 PM

Update for the coming California quakes. The information is they will NOT be the big massive 8 or 9 quakes, but they will be 4.5 to 5.5 on the Richter scale. What was disclosed is that first there are fires, then there are floods (which weaken the earth/ground) then the quakes.

There was also info. that the New Madrid Fault zone will go off in 2022.

I am not putting the source, he has enough on his plate to deal with right now. Doesn't need more deepstate people giving him even more drama than he already has.


gina - 3/30/2019 at 07:19 PM

THIRD TEMPLE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aaXbN1RX8X0
Hidden Third Temple Chambers Discovered by Western Wall
The underground synagogue below the Wailing Wall. They do tours there.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98fJNMSXC8U
Mike Pompeo and Benjamin Netanyahu there. Part of the temple complex is already built underground near the wailing wall. It is underground. There will be 70 elders, 2 scribes, and 24 students of law (the 24 elders).


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lz3Uv_A7mdI
israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the United Nations




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gina - 3/30/2019 at 07:37 PM

The Temple

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xt6lQAe8ues
Solomon's Temple Explained

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDgdwCh7VMU
shocking revelation on the third temple

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gina - 3/30/2019 at 07:44 PM

Yes there are other things going on. BUT

4/9/19 The Elections in Israel happen, but it can take a month of so before the new party is announced. it is not like it is here.

The Peace Plan will be announced after the election, probably near June.


NYC - Yes they are doing a anti-terrorism drill Sunday night in the Holland Tunnell. Don't use it.

USA - Trump signed an Executive Order regarding if the grid (power) went down in the US. Also Russia will be allowed to use our air space under the Treaty of Open Skies. if you see them flying around that is why. Happening this month.

https://www.foxnews.com/us/russian-aircraft-flying-over-us-as-part-of-treat y-on-open-skies-obligations

https://www.armscontrol.org/factsheets/openskies


Mexican President Obrador will allow Russian planes to go thru their country near our southern border, yes the border with those caravans.

There is a Mexico Russia alliance.
https://themazatlanpost.com/2019/01/14/mexico-russia-alliance-on-the-way-am lo-accepts-putins-invitation-to-russia/

https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2019-02-19/mexico-s-lopez-obrado r-makes-the-wrong-bet-on-venezuela

He will not seek a second term.
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/mexico-president-lopez-obrador-signs-vo w-he-won-t-seek-n985311


Spain and Mexico are not in agreement.
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/03/spain_tells_mexico_hell_no_fol lowing_amlos_demand_for_an_apology_for_colonial_conquest.html



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gina - 4/3/2019 at 09:51 PM

VENEZUELA - April 6th the military action begins to remove the incumbent President.

US/RUSSIA - Russia flew over several military bases of the US under the Open Skies Treaty as well as Area 51.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/russian-spy-plane-flies-over-170239105.html




gina - 4/3/2019 at 11:21 PM

TURKEY/SAUDI ARABIA etc.

Al Jazeera investigated Jamal Kashoggi's death. Turkish investigators say a huge oven was built at the Saudi Counsel's home. This began taking place when Kashoggi started going to the Consulate in Turkey. It was build to specifications that could handle burning a human body. 1,000 degrees Celcius. It was made of basalt instead of clay. Basalt would sustain the higher temperatures. The pipeline fittings, according to the man who built the oven, had to be twice the size of normal fittings. More than that, men were seen bringing in suitcases to the home after Kashoggi's disappearance. The men had come from Turkey with these suitcases. There are pictures of the men bringing the suitcases into the home. Those men were believed to be hitmen sent to Turkey to handle the Kashoggi situation. Handle meaning bring him back to Saudi if not willingly, then by force. The oven burned for 3 days.


Watch Al Jazeera World's full investigation: https://aje.io/dp2yu



gina - 4/7/2019 at 06:26 PM

CHINA , ISRAELI PEACE PLAN

CHINA

Commercial satellite images have provided the first photographs of a secret Chinese anti-satellite laser base in western Xinjiang province, along with other high-technology weapons facilities.

The laser facility is located near a lake and is about 145 miles south of the Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang.

The facility was discovered by retired Indian Army Col. Vinayak Bhat, a satellite imagery analyst who specializes on China. China is using its satellite tracking stations located throughout the country as a means of identifying and targeting satellites.


ISRAELI PEACE PLAN

https://www.endtime.com/prophecy-news/quiet-rollout-of-u-s-peace-plan/

Palestinian Foreign Minister, Riad Malki said he hadn’t seen U.S. President Donald Trump’s much-trumpeted peace plan and was unaware of any Arab country having received a copy.

“We think there’s no need to announce the ‘deal of the century’ if it’s being implemented in steps and we are now in the last steps of its implementation,” he told reporters in the Tunisian capital on the sidelines of a meeting of Arab foreign ministers.

Remarks: The Israel elections are April 9th.





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gina - 4/13/2019 at 08:25 PM

AFGHANISTAN

Abdullah Abdullah will be on the ballot for the Presidential Election in Afghanistan, which was to take place in April and could be postponed till September. After all it is spingtime and the Taliban springtime offensive will begin shortly, it's an annual tradition. Abdullah Abdullah may have Rashid Dostum on his ticket. General Dostum runs the prison in Shibergan which is so horrible when prisoners get sent there shortly afterward they resemble ghosts. It is a place of torture, starvation and misery. He is also the one who facilitated prisoners being put in big metal containers and being left in the desert at Dasht-i-Lal. When people began banging on the containers from the inside that they could not breathe, his idea of providing air holes was to have his forces shoot into the containers killing people inside and letting their bodies putrify in the desert heat while the others were still inside them. Is he a good candidate to lead Afghanistan into the future?

https://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/upfront/2019/04/afghanistan-peace-tali ban-190412082056288.html

Interview with Abdullah Abdullah by Mehdi Hasan of AJZ.


gina - 4/14/2019 at 06:23 PM

Weather - the weather comes under the terror thread because it will encompass other things including domestic and foreign policy.

The Bible said there would be famine and pestilence in the end times. Noaa has announced that the flooding in the midwest will continue possibly into July. We export much of the food grown there. No exports = financial economic problems. No food also means SKY HIGH prices here for us for food. Remember Henry Kissinger said "if you control the food supply you control the people". Scary prophecy isn't it?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tY4OhQmDLM
Soy corn wheat and cattle are wiped out in record amounts.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSB6YVbiJlI
1 million acres of farmland, livestock, dams, homes destroyed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lxbIEB0YgI
Nebraska from March 2019


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpYM5ibfGn4
When the Dam breaks St. Louis and others could be flooded.

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gina - 4/18/2019 at 10:19 PM

NORTH KOREA/RUSSIA

Kim Jung Un and Vladimir Putin hold their peace conference next week in Vladivostock.

http://www.arabnews.com/node/1484041


Remarks: We cannot heavily sanction any country that Russia backs, and Russia backs North Korea and Iran and also Venezuela. With regard to Venezuela, US consulate, embassy staff and others were told to leave Venezuela. This occurs prior to the commencement of military action.



gina - 4/18/2019 at 10:32 PM

AFGHANISTAN/QATAR

The next round of talks regarding the Peace Plan for Afghanistan is scheduled for April 19th (tomorrow) at their political headquarters in Doha, Qatar. The Taliban are not happy because the Afghanistan government has a large amount of people they are sending to the talks.

They had this to say:

"The creators of (the) Kabul list must realize that this is an orderly and prearranged conference in a far-away Khaleeji (Gulf) country and not an invitation to some wedding or other party at a hotel in Kabul," the Taliban spokesman said.

The Taliban – who see Ghani as a US stooge and his government as a puppet regime – also continue to insist they will not be negotiating with Kabul at the conference, and any administration officials are involved merely in a "personal capacity".

Further doubts were cast when some of those Ghani said would attend the conference announced they would not go. Current Afghan President Ghani's own running mate Amrullah Saleh, the former head of Afghan intelligence and a longtime Taliban critic, was among them. The Taliban "should agree to direct & focused negotiations with the Afghan government", he tweeted.

Atta Mohammad Noor, a key opposition figure and former governor of Balkh province, had also been included on the list, which was meant as an inclusive representation of Afghan society. But Noor slammed the delegation as politically biased toward Ghani. "We won't be attending the talks with this running order," Noor tweeted Wednesday, adding he viewed the list as Ghani's "intentional act to sabotage the peace efforts".

Ghani met with the delegates Wednesday, giving no indication of any trouble, saying: "We and the Afghan nation expect you to return home successfully and proudly from meeting with the Taliban in Qatar."

Taliban expert Rahimullah Yusufzai told AFP that while the Afghan government needs to be inclusive in who it sends to Doha, "this is not realistic". "I have seen in the list people who have no influence. You have to pick and choose, 250 is not manageable," Yusufzai said.

The delegation includes representatives of political parties, political figures, Jihadi leaders, martyrs’ families, High Peace Council, religious clerics, parliament, civil society, women, youths, journalists, government officials and tribal elders.

President Ashraf Ghani’s Chief of Staff Abdul Salam Rahimi, his vice president candidate Amrullah Saleh, head of Administrative Office of the President Abdul Waheed Qatali are included in the delegation.Seven ministers are also in the list. Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah’s two deputies Mohammad Khan and Mohammad Mohaqqiq are also included in the delegation.

Political leaders outside the government include Haneef Atmar, Mohammad Yunus Qanooni, Ata Mohammad Noor and Ismail Khan.

https://www.geo.tv/latest/234469-talks-in-trouble-as-taliban-slam-afghan-gu est-list
http://www.1tvnews.af/en/news/afghanistan/37957-afghanistan-names-250-membe r-delegation-for-talks-with-taliban-in-qatar


AND

The Taliban spokesman said there will be women there, but he clarified,

“There will be women among Taliban delegation members in the Doha, Qatar meeting,”
but “These women have no family relationship with the senior members of the Taliban, they are normal Afghans, from inside and outside the country, who have been supporters and part of the struggle of the Islamic emirate.”

One of the women was at the Moscow conference, Fawzia Koofi and will be at this conference also. The other woman who was at the Moscow conference was Hawa Nuristani, who is now head of the Independent Electoral Commission.

Civil society groups, the western-backed government and Afghanistan’s international partners have pressed for women to take part in the talks and news of the Taliban delegation was welcomed. Fawzia Koofi, a former member of the Afghan parliament who took part in a previous round of meetings in Moscow, said the presence of women in the Taliban team was a “good step”.

“The concern that we have about this process is that the Afghan people are not a part of this process, especially women who paid the highest price under the Taliban government. Women don’t know what will happen to their lives in future, and to the freedoms they won after the Taliban.”

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/feb/09/the-taliban-took-years-of-my- life-the-afghan-women-living-in-the-shadow-of-war


Ahead of the talks in Moscow, the Afghan Women’s Network called on the men organising the talks to “bring women to the table”; women shared photos and messages on social media with the hashtag #AfghanWomenWillNotGoBack.

“Today, the male Afghan political actors and their international counterparts are talking about negotiating peace in the country. We, women of Afghanistan, are very concerned about this process,” the campaign network said.

The current government team for future negotiations with the Taleban includes three women among its 12 members: Hasina Safi, Minister of Information and Culture; Dr Alema (one name only), Deputy Minister of Refugees and Repatriation and Shahgul Rezayi, a former member of Parliament.

The US Institute of Peace (USIP) has published figures about the current role of women in Afghan society. These include:
As of 2019:
• Millions of women have voted in local and national elections. Of parliament’s 320 members, 63 are women, while women hold 18 seats as ministers or deputy ministers and four serve as ambassadors.
• Schools and universities employ more than 68,000 women instructors including 800 university professors in both private and public institutions.
• More than 6,000 women serve as judges, prosecutors, defence attorneys, police and army personnel.
• Government data counts about 10,000 women among the country’s doctors, nurses and health professionals.
• Female journalists number 1,070, working throughout Afghanistan.
• Some 1,150 women entrepreneurs have invested $77 million in their businesses, providing job opportunities for 77,000 Afghan women and men.


https://president.gov.af/file/sites/4/2018/11/Peace-Road-Map-Summary-Englis h.pdf


Ahead of the talks in Moscow, the Afghan Women’s Network called on the men organising the talks to “bring women to the table”; women shared photos and messages on social media with the hashtag

#AfghanWomenWillNotGoBack.

“Today, the male Afghan political actors and their international counterparts are talking about negotiating peace in the country. We, women of Afghanistan, are very concerned about this process,” the campaign network said.


REMARKS: The desires of the west (which is the U.S.) is to bring a more democratic process (such as the right to vote) to the Afghan people, increase prosperity, business development. The Taliban have been viewed as backwards by our standards of technological development, and draconian in their views towards women. I remember early on in the war that began in 2001, reporters were shocked and horrified at the rules for women that the Taliban had in effect, they cannot wear makeup, they must be covered, they cannot leave the house without a male guardian, etc. etc. The reporters felt that the women were prisoners. As I delved into the war, who the Taliban are, their beliefs I came to different conclusions than most. I remember a question and answer session for press and others, where they would answer questions asked. Mullah Omar himself was quite taken aback when someone asked 'is it true you beat your women', he said "no we do not beat our women". Questions regarding denying women education were asked and he said "we are not against education for women, I want to see more women enroll in the University in Qandahar and become Doctors and Nurses. There are women going there right now, there are more women going there now then before we running the government." When questioned about why women were sequestered in their houses with the windows painted black, he said it was for their own protection so that when their husbands were away fighting no one would know if there were women there alone. It was not safe for them to go out by themselves and it was also un-Islamic as men are the maintainers, and protectors of women.

The more I learned about them, the more I began to understand the fierce devotion their women have for them and the culture and society they want for the women, their families and their future.

They were wrongly accused in being complicit in 9-11-01. They were asked to choose between their cultural law of Pashtunwalli and the western desire to acquire Osama. They did not provide shelter to Osama, an Arab gave him that mountain, and Osama's son said this in a book he wrote about life in Afghanistan with his Father. Things got convoluted and the war morphed into Muslims vs. non-Muslims, as well as the oil deals signed waaay before 9-11-01 happened in Cambridge Massachusetts, the meeting where the documents were signed, Hamid Karzai was in attendance and signed those documents. 9-11-01 has many facets and components to it, oil being one of them, oil deals. Pepe Escobar of the Asia Times did a series about this. There are also oil deals for the oil in Balochistan, in Pakistan, but the Pakistani Taliban were in the way there, and then they became villains so drones and bombs were sent to get them out of the way.

For there to be peace in Afghanistan, much needs to be done, including listening to all sides and respecting their points of view. Women who want to live a simple life should be able to do so. All the women deserve a basic education so they can read, write and communicate, but their religion must be respected and acknowledged also. They should not be asked to choose between their religion and becoming independent women like western women. Microbusinesses should be available to them so they can stay in their villages, towns and be successful. The Taliban must be able to practice their religion in the manner they see fit or there cannot be peace because if you attack someone's religion especially a Muslim, they have a religious right to fight you over that and do jihad, in fact they are required to do that. Nobody wants to have a never ending war. All parties must have a say in a newly developing government. For anyone to support former warlords who are guilty of war crimes (whether they have been charged or not) is not going to lead to a government that has any staying power. General Dostum is not acceptable to the Taliban. At the peace talks, ASK them who is not acceptable in a new government, and find out why. Peace requires work, and dialogue. Some day I would like to see Trump Skype with them and get an understanding of who they are. I think he would be very surprised, but for now, let Zalmay Kalizad do his job. By the way they are wary of the peace talks because of things like an important Commander being assassinated in Farah within the last few days. (assassinated means precision drone strike against a person as a designated target).







[Edited on 4/18/2019 by gina]


gina - 4/19/2019 at 11:41 PM

Afghan meeting cancelled. Will be rescheduled at a later time. The meeting was cancelled due to the Kabul Administration under Afghan President Ghani including 250 people on the guest list. Of that list 50 were women, with women's rights activists, war victims, opposition figures, youth and media groups, tribal elders and members of the AHPC (Afghan High Peace Council). The council does not represent the current government.

The Taliban felt it was inappropriate to parade all these people in front of them in some sort of an attempts to convince them that they are somewhat wrong and all these people who want peace in Afghanistan are right. It was inappropriate for all of these people and groups to be on the guest list. Even former President, Hamid Karzai declined to come once he saw the guest list. Sultan Barakat who oversees hosting the event said that postponement was necessary "to build further consensus as to who should participate".

2,804 civilians were killed last year in Afghanistan, per the Director of the Center for Conflict and Humanitarian studies.

The Taliban said they will only talk to Ghani in a "personal capacity", just them and him. They suggested a shorter participant list which was "not acceptable" to the Ghani administration.

The next round of peace talks is thus indefinately postponed. There are some other things they are dealing with such as:

Mullah Husain, a key member of Taliban, was killed in a night raid conducted by Afghan forces in Qarabah district in Kabul on Sunday night, Qarabagh District Governor Mohammad Hanif Sediqi said on Monday. The operation was launched in Sabzrang village in Qarabagh district.

Afghan security forces have detained a famous Taliban commander Mullah Azizullah also known as Zakaria in western Farah province, the Afghan Ministry of Defense (MoD) said on Wednesday for his fighting efforts in Helmand, Badghis, Herat, Nimruz and Farah provinces.

Taliban ’s deputy governor for eastern Nangarhar province has been killed along with other militants in Sherzad district, an official claimed on Saturday. Attaullah Khogyani, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

While politics goes on so does their jihad to expel foreign troops that are occupying the country.






[Edited on 4/20/2019 by gina]


gina - 4/20/2019 at 07:15 PM

AFGHANISTAN - ATTACK AT THE COMMUNICATIONS MINISTRY -

1. It was not conducted by the Taliban. At least one Daesh (Isis) flag was found at the scene so while they have not as yet claimed responsibility for the attack, they are the likely people who conducted it.

Seven people including 4 civilians were killed during the attack. A suicide bomber detonated an explosion there and there were gunfights for many hours. The building houses the Communications Ministry and Postal Service.

Police chief General Sayed Mohammad Roshandil said a bomber blew himself up outside the ministry, clearing the way for the other attackers to enter the building and the heavily guarded government compound in central Kabul. Interior Ministry Spokesman Nasrat Rahimi said the security operation ended at the ministry "after all four attackers were shot and killed by Afghan security forces."

https://www.rferl.org/a/29893097.html

Amanduddin Shariati, security official and Interior Ministry spokesman confirmed there was an explosion.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/04/loud-explosion-gunfire-rock-downtown -kabul-officials-190420073613514.html


gina - 4/20/2019 at 07:26 PM

RE: The Afghan Peace Talks

PAKISTAN PRIME MINISTER WANTS NO ILL WILL WITH THE KABUL ADMINISTATION-
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan says he will not give advice to the Afghan government regarding peace and reconciliation anymore. “Now I’m not giving any advice to the Afghan government, because it would call it interference,”

https://ariananews.af/pakistan-pm-says-will-not-give-advice-to-afghanistan- anymore/


Other problems are with some of the Afghans who have been 'liberated' by the US Coalition forces. They fear and refuse to go back to life the way it was under the former Taliban regime. They like their new found freedoms.

https://www.rferl.org/a/afghanistan-has-changed-post-2001-generation-on-pro spects-of-peace-with-taliban/29892071.html


https://asiafoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/2018_Afghan-Survey_fu llReport-12.4.18.pdf


The Taliban want the Afghan Constitution changed but have not disclosed specifics on what they want changed in it. This is the Afghan Constitution.

http://www.afghanembassy.com.pl/afg/images/pliki/TheConstitution.pdf


I believe if they had some of the scholars from Al Azhar in Cairo assist them, they could craft some drafts as to what they want in it, because the Constitution seems like a bland, outline. I also think in the short therm, a two state solution would be an interim compromise. The US stops shooting at them, lets them live in the lands and areas that they control (which is by estimates 50% of the country), as everyone else works on the peace plan. There will be additional problems because of the Saudis who are at odds with Doha and the government of Qatar, so much so they want Al Jazeera dismantled so that no human rights abuses are reported, and they have imprisoned another reporter,


https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2019/04/20/593899/Saudi-Arabia-sentences-ren owned-journalist-to-5-years-in-jail-in-secret-trial.

Saudi authorities have secretly tried prominent journalist Ali al-Dhafiri and handed him a five-year prison sentence as a crackdown led by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman against rights campaigners and intellectuals widens in the conservative kingdom.





gina - 4/20/2019 at 07:43 PM

RUSSIA AND SYRIA

Russia is working on a peace plan for and with Syria.

Several Russian envoys met Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and discussed a constitutional committee, trade, as well as the ways to improve Syria's relations with neighboring Arab countries, Russia's Foreign Ministry said.
Formation of a constitutional committee is key to political reforms and new elections meant to unify Syria and end an eight-year war, which has killed hundreds of thousands of people and displaced about half of Syria's pre-war 22 million population. Syria's opposition last year agreed to join the process of rewriting the constitution under U.N. auspices following a peacemaking conference in the Russian city of Sochi.

Russia has been a close ally of Assad and in 2015 launched a military intervention there to support his forces, turning the tide of the war in Assad's favor. The Foreign Ministry said in a statement late on April 19 that Assad met Russia's Syriaenvoy Alexander Lavrentiev, Deputy Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Vershinin and several Russian Defense Ministry officials.

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/russian-envoys-meet-syrias-assad-142805


MEANWHILE, the 72,000 people in the Hol Camp in the Kurdish controlled area of Syria known as Rojava want ONE thing. For the Isis Caliphate to return. Life is so miserable for them that is what they want.

The squalid al-Hol camp, in the Kurdish-majority region of Syria known as Rojava, is filled with more than 72,000 people — most of them women and children who came out of the last piece of ISIS-held territory in Baghouz.

"If it weren't for the airstrikes on our tents and camps killing our children," she says, "we would not have left the caliphate." All refuse to give their names.

The women at al-Hol say they are there because ISIS leader Baghdadi told them to escape to save their children.

"This is injustice — we pray for the caliphate to return," says one of the women, who says this is the third day they have been turned away from promised cartons of food. Everything is in short supply here.

In their caliphate, they say there was justice. There was no bribery or corruption or wasta — the influence-peddling at the heart of most countries in the region.

"Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and any shepherd were on the same level," says an Iraqi boy, referring to the ISIS leader now believed to be in hiding.

They say when there was food in the caliphate, it was distributed. Here at the camp, they say they come every day to be humiliated and told there's nothing for them.

This camp, they complain, is full of infidels. There is music. Male and female guards wear tight clothing and smoke cigarettes. They say the men harass women.

They insist that everything was better in what they call al-dawla — the state.

"There, a woman would walk with her head held high and a man would lower his eyes," a Syrian woman says. "Here, it's the opposite.

"Any official who goes for an hour and speaks to them can't change anything — are you a prophet that they would believe in you?" says Hisham al-Hashimi, an Iraqi counterterrorism expert in Baghdad.

https://www.npr.org/2019/04/19/714652629/we-pray-for-the-caliphate-to-retur n-isis-families-crowd-into-syrian-camps


REMARKS: The differences in culture, behavioral norms are the things that the Taliban fear for people in their countries. They don't want women going back to wearing revealing clothing and falling prey to indecent behavior. Isis is known for being very strict, people are not allowed to look upon the opposite sex with lust and try to act on that. The women are to be protected from this, yet in the refugee camps the women are harassed by men, starved. Nobody wants to live like that. They feel they had better lives under Isis. They were taken care of. They were not expected to go out to support themselves, men are the maintainers of women, they marry early to prevent immorality from grabbing ahold of them. The women focus on maintaining the household, taking care of and properly rearing the children. The children are not raised by day care. The entire culture is different. You cannot just kill a village of Isis fighters and think you can re-assimilate these women into the new Iraq and tell them, now you are free, take off your veil, get a job and date everyone you see that you want to. That is the American way, they do not want that, not the women or the fighters.

Additional democracy and it's liberating effect is seen as un-Islamic because it is un-Islamic. It is based on secular laws which are the will of the people, and that changes over time. Look at our own country. Gay marriage, changes in the curriculums in school to include and embrace homosexuality occurred due to changes in secular laws. God's laws do not change. He gave them Abraham, he gave them to Moses, he gave them to all the groups, all the religions. The Muslims kept what was given to them and they do not want to change that now. This is why Isis and the other groups see our efforts as a threat and an affront to religion.

Putin and Assad feel that they can bring about a peace plan for Syria. We should watch closely what they come up with.


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