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Dec 09 09:29

Twitter Suspends Fox News Host For Showing Tweet From Saudi Terrorist Who Attacked U.S. Military Base In Florida

Twitter suspended Fox New host Pete Hegseth on Saturday for showing a tweet from the alleged Saudi military official who went on a shooting spree at the Naval Air Station (NAS) in Pensacola, Florida late last week.

Dec 09 09:29

Buttigieg Explains to 7-Year-Old Girl That Killing Unborn Babies with Abortion Is OK

During a campaign stop in New Hampshire on Thursday, Democratic presidential contender Pete Buttigieg doubled down on his extreme pro-abortion views while answering a question from a 7-year-old girl who seemed to be opposed to the gruesome practice.

Dec 09 09:28

Nadler: ‘Jury Would Convict Trump in Three Minutes Flat’ – Vote on Impeachment Possible This Week (VIDEO)

House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) appeared on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday and told host Dana Bash that the Democrats have a “solid case” for impeachment and a jury would convict Trump in ‘three minutes flat.’

Dec 09 09:28

Omar Navarro Arrested For Extortion, Stalking, Criminal Threats of GOP Congressional Candidate

We are sad to report that congressional candidate Omar Navarro was arrested late last night in San Fransicso on extortion, stalking, making criminal threats, and disobeying a court issued domestic relations order preventing him from further contact with Pelosi challenger DeAnna Lorraine. Allegedly after attending a San Francisco Republican Christmas party, she came back to her new apartment in San Francisco to find Navarro outside stalking and threatening her, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt.

Dec 09 08:45

Twitter Bans Fox News Host Hegseth For Exposing Terrorist Manifesto

The media, and their friends at places like Twitter, are doing everything in their power to damage President Donald Trump before the 2020 election.

Dec 09 08:44

Biden Goes on Defense as Next Democratic Debate Features All White Candidates So Far

California Sen. Kamala Harris hadn’t been in the top tier of Democrat candidates in quite some time. However, you could still squint and pretend she was, given that she managed to clear the hurdles that were supposed to separate the wheat from the chaff.

Dec 09 08:41

ICE Celebrates 'Every Day Heroes' Who Helped Set Criminal Arrest Record

It’s been a record year for Immigration and Customs Enforcement — and ICE is celebrating the “every day heroes” who made it possible.

Dec 09 08:01

Sex Pistols: Stories, Legends, And Anarchy

Their playing may have been questionable, and they may have only recorded one real album, but there was no one more outrageous or who inspired more artists than The Sex Pistols. In just a few short years, the band formed, recorded some amazing songs, and then imploded.

Dec 09 07:58

The Story of the African-American Community that Died so Central Park Could Live

Catherine A. Thompson was a schoolteacher in a small New York City’s Seneca Village in the 1850s.
Every morning she'd stroll past the modest homes of her hard-working neighbours, 70 or so of them, on her way to one of three churches in the area, the African Union Church.

Dec 09 07:52

Brainwashing Kids to Hate: High School Course On White Privilege Offered In New Jersey

A new elective course for high school students in Westfield, New Jersey is being introduced; “Power, Privilege & Imbalance in America.”

Dec 09 07:51

Historian Doug Wead – Discusses His New Pro-Trump Book and How President Trump is Bringing Peace and Prosperity to the US

The great historian and author Doug Wead recently released his book on the Trump Presidency, where he was given access to the White House and the Trump family, “In Their Own Words: Creating An Official Record of the Trump Presidency“

Dec 09 07:51

WATCH: Biden Compared To Trump After Testy Exchange In Which He Called An Iowa Voter A ‘Damn Liar,’ And Challenged Him To A Push-Up Contest

During an interview on December 6 for NPR’s “Morning Edition,” Rachel Martin asked former Vice President and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden about a recent confrontation he had with an 83-year-old man while on the campaign trail.

Dec 09 07:50

Female Business Owner Who Confronted Beto On Guns Launches GOP Bid For Congress

Lauren Boebert, who burst on to the national stage earlier this year when she confronted Democratic presidential candidate Robert Francis O’Rourke in Colorado over his extremist anti-gun proposals, announced today that she is running for U.S. Congress as Republican in Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District.

Dec 09 07:50

Georgia reporter groped on live television by participant in running event

A reporter in Savannah, Georgia, was groped on live television when a runner participating in the annual Enmarket Savannah Bridge Run smacked her behind while jogging past her live shot on Saturday.

Dec 09 07:50

NFL star Khalil Mack pays off 300 holiday layaway accounts at a Walmart in his hometown

Chicago Bears star linebacker Khalil Mack is spreading Christmas joy by paying off all the holiday layaway accounts at a Walmart in Florida.

Dec 09 07:49

Nadler Lets the Cat Out of the Bag on Motive Behind Impeachment, ‘The President Poses a Threat to Our Election’ (VIDEO)

House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) appeared on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday and admitted to host Chuck Todd that impeachment is about preventing Trump from being reelected in 2020.

Dec 09 07:49

Biden Snaps at Reporter Asking About His Son Hunter and Burisma, ‘Come On! You Keep Asking Me These Questions!’ (VIDEO)

Creepy Grandpa Joe is used to reporters throwing softballs at him so he snapped when Axios founder Mike Allen asked him about his crooked son Hunter and the millions he made sitting on the board of Burisma Holdings.

Dec 09 07:49

Declassified: The CIA's List of Its Best Female Spies

In March 1984, the CIA created a list of nine female spies who have made an exceptional contribution to US intelligence.

Dec 09 07:48

Why Thousands Mourned a Bank Robber

He may have been one of America’s best-loved outlaw: tens of thousands of people paid their respects at Charles “Pretty Boy” Floyd’s funeral after he was shot down by the FBI on Oct. 22, in 1934 in East Liverpool, Ohio.

Dec 09 07:47

A Chapel in a Treehouse Built in 1669 and Still Being Used Today

The Chêne chapelle “chapel oak” is an oak tree located in Allouville-Bellefosse in Seine-Maritime, France. The oak tree is between 800 and 1,200 years old and its hollow trunk hosts two chapels Notre Dame de la Paix (“Our Lady of Peace”) and the Chambre de l’Ermite (“Hermit’s room”), which were built there in 1669 and are still used.

Dec 09 07:46

These Photos of Pompeii Show Slice of Ancient Roman Life that Was Buried Under 20 Feet of Ash

On August 24, 79 AD, Mount Vesuvius, a 4,000-foot volcano near the Bay of Naples in Italy, erupted, burying the city of Pompeii under an almost 20-foot blanket of volcanic ash and killing 2,000 people.
It was one of the world's most famous and deadly volcanic eruptions.

Dec 09 07:45

The Fall of the Titanic

RMS Titanic was a British passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean on 15 April 1912 after hitting an iceberg during her maiden voyage from Southampton, England to New York City. The pride of the White Star Line took more than two hours to sink. But it only took five minutes for the bow of the ship to sink to almost four kilometers to the ocean floor.

Dec 09 07:40

Survivors of the Titanic

The RMS Titanic sank early in the morning of April 15, 1912, after striking an iceberg only four days into their voyage. Only 710 passengers out of 2,224 people on board survived. Here are just a few of their stories.

Dec 09 07:34

Democrats’ Impeachment Position: Although President Trump Didn’t Break the Law, He Surely Intended to and Therefore He’s Guilty

The Democrat position in their impeachment of President Trump is that although the President did nothing wrong, he meant to, and therefore they must impeach!

Dec 09 07:33

President Trump’s Approval Rating Jumps 5 Points in One Week After Democrats Announce Sham Impeachment!

Despite Pelosi’s sham impeachment proceedings President Trump’s approval rating reached 51% on Friday.

Dec 09 07:31

High school adds laundry room to help struggling students, combat absences

After an Arizona principal found out his students were skipping school because they didn't have clean clothes, he decided to tackle the problem by adding a laundry room.
In the back of a Phoenix strip mall sits an old movie theater, now converted to a high school. But it's not your ordinary school, according to Principal John Anderson.

Dec 09 07:31

Church Sparks Heated Reactions By Putting Jesus, Mary, Joseph In Separate Cages, Separated By The Border Patrol

The holidays are quickly approaching us with the smell of freshly-baked cookies, the malls are full of Christmas tunes, and we all know that it’s the season to spend time in the warm company of your family. However, not all people will have the luxury of spending time with their loved ones. Especially if they’re running for their lives.

Dec 09 07:30

Trump Boasts About Getting NATO Countries to Contribute $530 Billion More and US Less …And Fake News Mocked Him!

America has never had such a dishonest and hate-filled mainstream media as it does today.

Dec 09 07:30

Democrats Take Break from Weekend Impeachment Rehearsal Sessions to Taunt President Trump

As Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) practices gaveling down Republicans, several Democrat members of the House Judiciary Committee took time out from Sunday afternoon rehearsals for Monday’s impeachment hearing to taunt their impeachment target, President Trump. Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA), Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI) and Rep. Joe Neguse (D-CO). posed for a photo posted by Swalwell to Twitter with the statement, “While you’re tweeting at us, Mr. President, we are working to uphold the Constitution and keep you accountable.”

Dec 09 07:27

Making Excuses, Nadler Says Fairness Of 2020 Election In Doubt If Trump Is Not Removed

Democrats are a sad bunch and the saddest of them all, though it is a tight race with Rep. Adam Schiff, is Rep. Jerry Nadler.
The Democrats, led by House Speaker and California Rep. Nancy Pelosi and Reps. Nadler and Schiff, have done everything in their power to try and destroy President Donald Trump.

Dec 09 07:26

Author of 14th Amendment Explains Who It Was Meant For

The author of the 14th Amendment, Senator Jacob Howard worked closely with President Lincoln in drafting and passing the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which abolished slavery.

Dec 09 07:25

Lindsey Graham Lies and Backtracks: Says He Will End Impeachment “as Soon as Possible” — MAY NOT CALL IN WITNESSES Before Vote (VIDEO)

On May 1, 2019 Lindsey Graham, the Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, promised investigations on how the Mueller probe started.

Dec 09 07:23

BREAKING: Rep. Devin Nunes Says He Will Pursue Legal Action on Adam Schiff’s Unlawful Release of His Phone Records (VIDEO)

House Intelligence Committee ranking member Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) joined Maria Bartiromo on Sunday Morning Futures this morning. a

Dec 09 06:51

Did Jeff Bezos Just Threaten DOD?

Dec 09 06:40

MUST SEE VIDEO Makes the Rounds Just in Time for the Much Anticipated Horowitz IG Report Due Out on Monday

Finally after months and months and months of delays, Inspector General Michael Horowitz is expected to release his major report on the Barack Obama administration’s FISA abuse on Monday.

Dec 09 06:38

She Accused Him Of Sexual Assault After They Broke Up. He Was Punished, But The School Just Settled.

A male Fairfield University student was effectively expelled from the school after a female student made conflicting sexual assault claims against him after the two broke up.

Dec 09 06:37

WATCH: Border Patrol Agent Debunks Viral Video Showing Illegal Immigrant Scaling Trump Wall

On Wednesday, a video went viral on social media seemingly showcasing a portion of President Donald Trump’s new southern border wall failing to do its job. At least one illegal immigrant, using a rope ladder, scales the border wall and takes off before border patrol agents show up on scene, the video appears to show.

Dec 09 06:36

BREAKING: Rep. Doug Collins Calls for Delay in Impeachment Hearings After Dems Dump Thousands of Documents on GOP Just Hours Before Hearing (VIDEO)

Rep. Collins told Maria he is calling for a delay in the scheduled Monday morning impeachment hearing after Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler dumped a myriad of new documents on Republican lawmakers on Saturday night just hours before the first scheduled impeachment hearing on Monday morning.

Dec 09 06:35

AWFUL! Media Smears Trump as Anti-Semite Over ‘Not Nice People’ Joke to Wealthy Developers He Competed With at Israeli-American Summit

President Trump spoke to the Israeli-American Council National Summit in Hollywood, Florida Saturday night. He was received with chants of four more years and closed the evening being hugged on stage by the Shalva Band after a moving performance of God Bless America.

Dec 09 06:29

WATCH: Kristin Chenoweth Backs Pro-Life Message Of New Movie, Shares Personal Experience: ‘TOLD FROM MY GUT’

Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress Kristin Chenoweth has publicly backed the pro-life message shared in a new Hallmark Channel movie in which the 51-year-old actress stars.

Dec 09 06:29

Your Ugly Christmas Sweater Is Killing The Planet, Experts Say

An environmental group in the United Kingdom wants you to think twice about purchasing and wearing an “ugly Christmas sweater” this year because the sweaters, which usually feature decorations made from plastic and metallic fibers, are contributing to the spread of plastic pollution in the world’s oceans and killing off seafaring wildlife.

Dec 09 04:44

Cartoon Illustrates The Importance of Teaching Teaching Cursive in Schools

The cartoon below brilliantly illustrates why in our opinion so many schools have stopped teaching cursive:

Dec 09 04:43

Tulsi Gabbard Versus Hillary Clinton on Being an "Asset"

The buzz lately is that Hillary Clinton might jump in into the 2020 race for President. While this observer thinks it highly unlikely how does Hillary compare to at least one of her opponents?

Dec 09 01:30

American breakup: secession is much closer than we think

The United States is ripe for secession. Across the world, established states have divided in two or are staring down secession movements. Great Britain became a wee bit less great with Irish independence, and now the Scots seem to be rethinking the Act of Union (1707). Czechoslovakia is no more and the former Soviet Union is just that: former. Go down the list and there are secession groups in nearly every country. And are we to think that, almost alone in the world, we’re immune from this?

Countries threaten to split apart when their people seem hopelessly divided.

Dec 09 01:28

Suppressing Dissent Guarantees Disorder and Collapse

The frantic efforts of am exploitive elite to eliminate dissent only accelerates the regime's path to collapse.

Regimes that are losing public support always make the same mistake: rather than fix the source of the loss of public trust--the few enriching themselves at the expense of the many-- the regime reckons the problem is dissent: if we suppress all dissent, then everyone will accept their diminishing lot in life and the elites can continue on their merry way.

Dec 08 23:17

Labour's tax plans WOULD cost less well off married couples £250 if it wins the election admits John McDonnell - but he insists they will make it back through pay rises and a 'whole range of benefits'

The shadow chancellor insisted he would preside over a 'fair taxation system'
He conceded scrapping marriage tax allowance would cost couples £250
But he said it was an unfair and discriminatory tax relief
He hopes to gained the keys to 11 Downing Street after Thursday's election

Dec 08 11:59

China Just Opened the Suez Canal of Our Era and No One Blinked

A hundred years from now, Donald Trump’s looming impeachment and Syria’s unending travails will be long forgotten. But just as we still celebrated the 150th anniversary of the completion of the Suez Canal in 1869 without remembering who ruled Egypt at the time (Isma’il Pasha), China’s relentless and historically significant push to establish new trading links between East and West—links that promise to revolutionize the world trading system no less than the Suez Canal—will come to define our era.

Two recent developments highlight how the new world is being invented by the Chinese—and how it will affect the Middle East and central Asia.

Dec 08 11:53

VaxXed Stories: The McDowell Triplets in Michigan (pneumococcal)

Brenda and David McDowell visit the VaxXed bus while in Detroit Michigan to the story of all three of their triplets vaccine injury stories following the pneumococcal vaccine.

Dec 08 11:49

Pilot Comparative Study on the Health of Vaccinated and Unvaccinated 6-12 Year Old US Children

By Mark Blaxill

In a development that autism parents have long anticipated, the first-ever, peer-reviewed study comparing total health outcomes in vaccinated and unvaccinated children was released on line yesterday. According to sources close to the project, the study had been reviewed and accepted by two different journals, both of which pulled back on their approval once the political implications of the findings became clear. That’s largely because, as parents have long expected, the rate of autism is significantly higher in the vaccinated group, a finding that could shake vaccine safety claims just as the first president who has ever stated a belief in a link between vaccines and autism has taken office.

Dec 08 11:44

Outrage After Police Use Bystanders As "Human Shields" In Florida UPS Truck Shootout

Miami police and other officers appear to have used surrounding bystanders as "human shields" when they responded to the the hijacked UPS truck following an armed heist of a jewelry store Thursday. After suspects led police on a two-county rush-hour chase through Miami which ended in a hail of gunfire in the middle of crowded traffic on Miramar Parkway and Flamingo Road, hundreds of police bullets from 19 officers firing on the truck brought it to an end.

Dec 08 11:40

Trump accused of ‘Jewsplaining’ after blaming some American Jews of ‘not loving Israel enough’

President Donald Trump has been accused of talking down to American Jews, after urging them to give more support to Israel.

More must be done in the United States to promote solidarity with Israel, Trump told nearly 4,000 Israelis and American Jews at the Israeli-American Council conference in Florida.

"We have to get the people of our country, of this country, to love Israel more, I have to tell you that. We have to do it. We have to get them to love Israel more. Because you have people that are Jewish people that are great people – they don't love Israel enough."

While his grievance was well received by the staunchly pro-Israel group, the president found himself under attack from outraged social media users – many of whom said they were personally offended as Jews.

Dec 08 11:39

Newsweek reporter resigns after accusing outlet of SUPPRESSING story about OPCW leak that undermines Syria ‘gas attack’ narrative

A reporter for Newsweek says he has quit his job after his editor allegedly refused to publish an article about an internal email that raises serious questions about the OPCW’s findings on an alleged gas attack in Douma, Syria.

“Yesterday I resigned from Newsweek after my attempts to publish newsworthy revelations about the leaked OPCW letter were refused for no valid reason,” Tareq Haddad tweeted out on Saturday.

The recently-leaked document contradicts key conclusions in a report by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), about the April 2018 chemical weapons attack in Douma. The incident was blamed on Damascus and was used by the US and its allies to justify airstrikes against Syrian military installations.

Dec 08 11:35

Trump Wants To Terminate NAFTA And Replace It With USMCA – Which Is UN Agenda 2030 in Disguise

Last week, President Donald Trump, outgoing Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met in Argentina and signed the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA. This treaty is intended to further the political merger of these countries). USMCA, like NAFTA, stifles free trade, overrides national sovereignty, and increases the power of the UN and the World Trade Organization. The document obligates the US to follow UN Agenda 2030 and rule by unelected bureaucrats. -GEG

Dec 08 11:35

Tesla On Autopilot Slams Into Connecticut Police Cruiser On I-95

While Elon Musk was celebrating his recent defamation trial victory, yet another Model 3 on Autopilot has done what Model 3s tend to do: slammed into an inanimate object. This particular accident occurred on I-95 near Norfolk, CT when the Tesla, on autopilot, slammed into two vehicles. One vehicle was a Connecticut State Police cruiser, according to ABC.

Dec 08 10:50

Holiday Unemployment Down 3 Million From Obama Economy At Same Time 5 Years Ago

As I sit down to write this, it’s going to maybe hit 44 degrees Fahrenheit on Saturday and the forecast is for sunny weather. The night might be a little bit chilly — going down to about 27 — but given that most of D.C. will be hunched down at home or inside Foggy Bottom taprooms by then, that’s no big deal.

Dec 08 10:50

Gingrich: Pelosi Deliberately & Methodically Lied To The American People On Impeachment

In an appearance Friday on Fox News, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said current House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was lying about why former President Bill Clinton got impeached.

Dec 08 10:03

Who owns the Drudge Report now?

Dec 08 09:41

If You Have Spiral Lightbulbs, Check Them Before Your House Burns Down

If you have any compact fluorescent lightbulbs in your house, it wouldn’t hurt to give them all a glance to make sure they’re in proper working order.
After all, it could save you the devastation of a house fi

Dec 08 09:40

Dem Rep Warns Against Letting American People Decide If Trump Should Be President

House Democrats have grown increasingly transparent in recent weeks with regard to their unwillingness to pump the brakes on impeachment and employ a more scrutinizing approach.

Dec 08 09:40

Devin Nunes: My Phone Records Don’t Match Records in Schiff’s Impeachment Report (VIDEO)

On Tuesday House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff said phone records he collected in the impeachment investigation raised questions about whether his Republican counterpart on the committee, Rep. Devin Nunes, might have been “complicit” in a White House plot to pressure Ukraine.

Dec 08 09:39

Talented footballer, 13, dies just hours after learning she has cancer - as her mother slams doctors for sending her home with antibiotics after failing to spot tumour on X-ray

The mother of a teenage girl who died the day after being told she had cancer has condemned medics for failing to diagnose it earlier.
Talented footballer Tanisha Baverstock succumbed to lymphoma – a blood cancer which is treatable if quickly identified – on January 31.

Dec 08 09:37

On Pearl Harbor Anniversary, Just 3 Survivors of USS Arizona Remain

Today we take a look at the last three survivors of the USS Arizona, which was sunk on Dec. 7, 1941.

In September, Lauren Bruner, the next-to-last sailor to escape the sinking USS Arizona on Dec. 7, 1941, died in Los Angeles at age 98. His death leaves just three of the 337 men who survived the attack on the battleship.

Bruner was 21 when the attack occurred. He took a machine gun bullet to the leg and was badly burned.

Dec 08 09:29

'I'm no racist': Army veteran Manchester City fan, 41, arrested over claims he made monkey gestures at United star Fred says: 'It was me putting my hands in my pants'

A Manchester City fan arrested over claims he made monkey gestures at United star Fred said he was not racist and was 'putting my hands in my pants'.
Anthony Burke, a 41-year-old Army veteran from Manchester, appeared to be motioning towards the Brazilian footballer during yesterday's derby.

Dec 08 09:28

Dem Rep Accuses Congress of Sending 'Subliminal Message' by Calling All-White Panel of Witnesses

It’s kind of ironic. For years now, Texas Democrat Rep. Al Green has been trying to impeach President Donald Trump. Now it seems to be finally happening. Not for the strange reasons Green put forth, mind you — no talk about Trump’s tweets or his firing of FBI Director James Comey. Instead, there’s something resembling a real reason for it.

Dec 08 09:27

Trump Praises Salvation Army Following LGBT Backlash: 'An Inspiration to Us All'

President Donald Trump on Thursday delivered heartfelt remarks at the annual National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony regarding the true meaning and magnitude of Christmas so often overlooked in modern American culture.

Dec 08 08:22

Three fired over Nazi salute photo with West Virginia corrections employees

Three people have been fired after a photo captured dozens of West Virginia corrections trainees making a Nazi salute in their uniforms, officials said Friday.

Dec 08 08:22

MUST SEE VIDEO: Blind Shalva Band Members Hug President Trump After Moving Performance of Irving Berlin’s “God Bless America” at Israeli American Council National Summit (Video)

President Trump spoke Saturday night at the Israeli American Council National Summit 2019 in Hollywood, Florida. Trump was well received by those in attendance with chants of “four more years” as he was introduced.

Dec 08 08:22

DETECTIVE: Bill Clinton Was on Numerous Epstein Flights Where Underage Girls Were Dressed Like Candy Stripers (VIDEO)

Investigative reporter Conchita Sarnoff, the author of “Trafficking” on the Jeffrey Epstein case, joined Shannon Bream in July to discuss the Jeffrey Epstein’s arrest. Sarnoff is a leading expert on the Epstein scandals.

Dec 08 08:21

Trump on Giuliani Trip To Ukraine: I Hear He’s Found Plenty of Good Information, Wants to Report to Congress and Attorney General

President Trump spoke to the press Saturday at the White House as he departed for Florida for speeches before the Israeli-American Council National Summit in Hollywood and a Republican fundraising dinner in Aventura, telling reporters that his personal attorney former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani “found plenty” of “good information” during his recent trip to Ukraine and Europe. Trump said he believes Giuliani wants to present a report to the Attorney General William Barr and to Congress. Trump added Giuliani has not told him what he found.

Dec 08 08:02

NETANYAHU’S PERSONAL LAWYER TO BE CHARGED WITH MONEY LAUNDERING

SOURCE: INDEPENDENT UK
Israel’s state prosecutor has plans to indict prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s cousin and personal lawyer, alongside six other people, on charges related to a possible conflict of interest over a $2bn purchase of German submarines.

Shai Nitzan said in a statement on Thursday the seven would be charged on various corruption offences, including money laundering, bribery and fraud – pending a hearing.

Among them is Mr Netanyahu’s attorney, David Shimron, who represented the German firm involved and was suspected of using his influence over the prime minister in return for a hefty cut of the deal.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Color an already geopolitically wounded and dangerous Prime Minister, even more so, with these accusations levelled against his attorney.

And please remember; just last Wednesday, Secretary of State Pompeo and Netanyahu met, to push forward with a new US/Israeli Defense pact, Netanyahu, Pompeo Push Forward With US-Israel Defense Pact; Netanyahu argues he should stay in power because of deal

The article goes on to state: "Netanyahu looks to be steering heavily into this US lifeline, arguing that the deal proves he needs to stay in power, and that in the event of a rotation government with Gantz, he’d have to be first because of his “unique” ties with the US.

Details of the pact aren’t clear, beyond it committing the US to war to defend Israel. Those familiar with it have said the pact would in no way restrict Israel’s ability to unilaterally attack targets across the region, meaning constant Israeli attacks on targets in Syria and Iraq could continue."

Congress' last day in session this year is (ironically enough) this coming Friday, 13 December; I am very concerned, because of the enormous geopolitical strain Netanyahu is experiencing, both with being unable to create a government at home, coupled with his legal woes, will push him to push every AIPAC member in Congress to support this bill, either as a fast-track bit of legislation, or as a rider to a "must pass" piece of legislation, which has to have Congress' approval by the 13th.

There is a legal precedent for this in the Patriot Act, which was the rider, inserted into the bill at the last minute, which held pharmaceutical companies and indemnified them against any harm their products could cause.

The following article sheds a bit of light as to the nature of this rider, and why it managed to get written into the Homeland Security Act: The Homeland Security Act and the Mystery of the Eli Lilly Rider

But if a rider with the potential capability to create harm nationally, by allowing the continuing use of Thimerosal in vaccines, was allowed to be placed into a National Piece of legislation, just imagine how horrific a rider "committing the US to war to defend Israel" could be to our country.
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I am going to be watching this like a hawk, this next week, hoping and praying that this neither gets through Congress, nor that President Trump empowers this pact through an executive order.

Dec 08 07:52

Ocasio-Cortez takes 'victory lap' over Amazon jobs news — but the math doesn't add up

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) has once again found herself in controversy, this time over touting an Amazon announcement to claim a misleading political victory.

Dec 08 07:46

Trump Tells Nadler to Stuff It, Won't Participate in Impeachment Hearings (Cartoon)

The White House said on Friday it would refuse to take part in hearings in the U.S. House of Representatives set for next week that will consider what articles of impeachment to bring against President Donald Trump.

Dec 08 07:46

Father wrestles gun away from home invasion suspect, uses it against him

A father protected his family from a pair of home intruders when he wrestled one of the men, took his gun and fired it, Smyrna police said.

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