7 Apr 2017
Russia Recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital – With A Catch
The announcement appeared on the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs website. It began as a generic statement concerning their position on the stalled negotiations between the Palestinians and the Israelis, but concluded with the startling statement that they view West Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK
The newly minted Trump administration – as well as the American people – are being subjected to an ongoing, evolving disinformation campaign to discredit, disable and destroy Donald Trump’s presidency in its infancy.
Trump’s Sudden Strike On Syria Sends A Chilling Message To Kim Jong-un
North Korea almost certainly felt the geopolitical impact of President Donald Trump’s strike on Syria Thursday. In response to a brutal chemical weapons attack, the Trump administration is calling for the removal of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The U.S. military carried out a missile strike Thursday evening on a Syrian airbase housing the aircraft that dropped the chemical weapons on innocent civilians in violation of international restrictions. “Years of previous attempts at changing Assad’s behavior have all failed and failed very dramatically,” Trump stated Thursday evening, suggesting that a new approach is needed.
‘Assad bears full responsibility’: how the world reacted to Donald Trump’s missile strike on Syria
Donald Trump’s targeted military intervention in Syria has been welcomed in western-friendly capitals as a “just” and “proportionate” response to the use of chemical weapons. France and Germany issued a joint statement saying that Bashar al-Assad, the Syrian president “bears full responsibility” for the precision strike which used sea-launched cruise missiles to destroy a Syrian airbase. Meanwhile Donald Tusk, the president of the European Council welcomed the move and said the EU will “work with the US to end brutality in Syria”.
Russia calls for emergency UN meeting after US strikes on Syria
Russia wants an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council to discuss US missile strikes on Syria, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Friday, describing the action as “thoughtless.” The ministry said in a statement that Russia was also suspending a Syrian air safety agreement with the United States.
At 4:40 in the morning, two US warships in the eastern Mediterranean Sea fired 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles against the Syrian regime’s Al Shayrat Airbase, where warplanes that carried out Tuesday’s deadly Khan Sheikhoun chemical gas attack were based. It was a calculated strike, carried out just hours after Defense Secretary James Mattis presented military options on Syria to US President Donald Trump, and was praised by Western and Arab leaders as well by Israel.
Iran, more than any other country in the world, is carefully taking note of the US missile attack in Syria overnight, former National Security Council head Yaakov Amidror said Friday. “More than any place in the world, the decision makers in Iran are learning the reaction of the Americans, taking into account that if they don’t behave, the military option is on the table, unlike the previous administration,” Amidror said during a conference call organized by The Israel Project.
Russia and Iran condemned a US strike on a Syrian airbase on Friday as Australia, Britain and Turkey gave their support, with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull calling it a “proportionate” response to the use of chemical weapons. US President Donald Trump ordered missile strikes against a Syrian airfield from which a deadly chemical weapons attack was launched, declaring he acted in America’s “vital national security interest”.
More than 3,500 policemen will patrol Jerusalem during Passover and Easter with an emphasis on the Old City, where some 150,000 visitors from around the globe are expected to gather at the Western Wall and in the Christian Quarter. Following two recent stabbing attacks in the Muslim Quarter, police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said security will be at its highest level to ensure the public’s safety.
Protesters are gathering in major South African cities calling for President Jacob Zuma to step down after the sacking of a respected finance minister. Crowds are building ahead of demonstrations in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban and the capital, Pretoria. Mr Zuma’s sacking of Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan led to the country’s credit rating being cut to junk status.
US President Donald Trump has welcomed Chinese President Xi Jinping to his Florida resort for their first summit. Mr Trump said the two men had “developed a friendship” as they sat for dinner at his Mar-a-Lago retreat. The American leader is expected to press his counterpart for action on North Korea, and Mr Xi to seek assurances on Taiwan.
Uruguay will begin selling cannabis in pharmacies from July, the final stage in the country’s pioneering regularisation of the drug. The South American country will be the first in the world to legally sell the drug over the counter for recreational use. The move was set in motion in 2013 with a law that fully legalised the cannabis trade.
More than 42 percent of Americans between the ages of 18 and 59 are infected with genital human papillomavirus, according to the first survey to look at the prevalence of the virus in the adult population. The report, published on Thursday by the National Center for Health Statistics, found that certain high-risk strains of the virus infected 25.1 percent of men and 20.4 percent of women.
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai laid out preliminary plans to roll back the agency’s net neutrality rules in a meeting this week with trade associations, according to several people familiar with the matter. The conversation shows that the FCC chairman is inching closer to making his plans public…The plans appear aimed at preserving the basic principles of net neutrality but shifting enforcement to the Federal Trade Commission, while undoing…the regulatory overreach of the FCC’s rules.
“Our army has already said that if there will be even the smallest provocation from the United States during exercises, we are ready to deliver the most ruthless blow,” Interfax news agency quoted ambassador Kim Hyong-Jun as saying. “We have the readiness and ability to counter any challenge from the US,” he was quoted as saying.
Dallas County Health and Human Services report 76 mumps cases in the county, 56 of them coming from students and teachers in Cedar Hill ISD. A letter went out to Cedar Valley College students and staff alerting them about a high school student from Cedar Hill Collegiate Academy taking classes there might have exposed others.
Israel says it is looking into a Russian statement that recognizes its claim to Jerusalem while also recognizing the Palestinian claim. Russia’s Foreign Ministry said Thursday it reaffirms “the status of east Jerusalem as the capital of the future Palestinian state…we regard west Jerusalem as the capital of the state of Israel.” Hitherto, recognizing Tel Aviv as the capital of Israel has always been a cornerstone of the Kremlin’s Middle East policy…
The United States launched dozens of cruise missiles Thursday night at a Syrian airfield in response to what it believes was Syria’s use of banned chemical weapons that killed at least 100 people, the U.S. military said.
Now That Trump’s ‘Red Line’ Has Been Crossed, Will He Turn Damascus Into A ‘Ruinous Heap’?
Will a false flag chemical attack in Syria’s Idlib province be the trigger that causes World War 3 to erupt in the Middle East? In Part I of this series, I discussed how previous chemical attacks that were blamed on the Assad regime actually turned out to be false flag attacks conducted by Syrian rebels that were absolutely desperate to draw the United States into the Syrian civil war on their side. And considering the fact that the Syrian rebels have been consistently losing territory in recent months, they are now more desperate than ever.
Ben Carson has revealed massive incompetence and possibly corruption in Obama’s Department of Housing and Urban Development, with over half a trillion dollars improperly accounted for. The inspector general (IG) for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) revealed this week that for three straight years, Obama’s HUD staff cooked the books, according to. These morons wouldn’t know a balance sheet from a fitted sheet, reports Blacksphere.
With global sentiment turning against Syria again, and even president Trump yesterday saying his opinion on Syrian policy has changed (it was not immediately clear just how), on Thursday Syria’s foreign minister dismissed allegations that the Syrian Army deployed chemical weapons in the city of Idlib, saying the military will never use such weapons against its own people or even terrorists.
According to former Congressman Ron Paul, the chemical weapons attack in Khan Sheikhoun that killed 30 children and has led to calls for the Trump administration to intervene in Syria could have been a false flag attack…“It doesn’t make any sense for Assad under these conditions to all of a sudden use poison gases – I think there’s zero chance he would have done this deliberately,” said Paul.
Mother Shocked After Daughter Comes Home From School With Birth Control Implant In Her Arm
Miracle Foster, a mother from Tulsa, Oklahoma, had no idea what her daughter was in for when she took part in a sex-education presentation at her school. After the presentation the 16-year-old girl wanted more information, so the school decided to send her and several other girls to a local clinic. The school’s principle informed the mom, and she gave them permission, thinking that her daughter was going on an innocent field trip.