13 Aug Israel and UAE strike historic deal to normalise relations
4 Jun 13:45 PDT: Israeli planes fired missiles from Lebanon attacking Masyaf Syria.
11:15 PDT: Complicating the court case against the four police officers the autopsy shows that Floyd had taken morphine and the opioid fentanyl also known as crystal meth, as well as methamphetamines and cannabis. The defense will argue that while not the immediate cause of death these types of drugs would have given the man unusual strength to resist arrest, thereby justifying the use of the restraint technique they had been taught. It seems probable that a court will reduce the charges to manslaughter during the trial
05:45 PDT: President Trump seeks graceful out from threat to use military in cities, says I don’t think they will be needed.
All four officers involved in Minnesota killing charged, charges upgraded.
03:30 PDT: Yesterday Russia resumed bombing the international terrorists of the Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP) and Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) militias in the Kabani region of Syria and overnight Syria joined the aerial campaign in preparation to launch an offensive to liberate the region.
3 Jun 18:00 PDT: James Mattis issues a devastating statement about Donald Trump’s threats and fitness to govern. He also criticizes defense secretary Esper for participating in Trump’s appalling photo op. Esper has now said that he had been asked to accompany Trump without knowing what was about to happen. This seems to have been the last straw for Esper as well see the 14:30 update. Donald Trump’s chances of reelection seem to be collapsing which will force him to pursue his agenda of Middle East war and subsequent peace with vigor.
14:30 PDT: Pentagon including defense secretary rejects Trump’s call to use military in American cities. They chose to take a public stand instead of just shelving the threat ahead of being called to testify in the Congress about the Trump threats. Trump is now plunging in the polls with momentum developing even in Texas.
The Pentagon is in talks with the House Armed Services Committee to arrange for Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Gen. Mark Milley to testify next week about President Trump’s threats to federalize forces to respond to protests across America, several sources familiar with the committee’s plans tell Axios.
11:15 PDT: Cops in Minneapolis were trained by Israeli police in knee on neck procedure which is routinely used on Palestinians.
07:15 PDT: Demonstrations in America increased last night increased but remained largely peaceful as religious leaders used their influence to prevent looting and riots. The threats that Donald has been making indicate what he will do if re-elected and remains president during the tribulation rather than having any immediate relevance.
04:00 PDT: Israeli Defense analysts are warning of an outbreak of violence in the West Bank and Gaza Strip in response to Israeli annexation efforts, top security officials will meet today to discuss plans. The annexation process which is expected to begin on July 1 will take some time and logically would be delayed by any outbreak of war. Israel’s military preparations have been going on for months and have included special training, preparing equipment and weapons, and tightening the military’s coordination with the Shin Bet and the Israel Police.
US military helicopters are being used in DC to scatter demonstrations.
Democrats, Republicans and church leaders are criticizing the Trump response to demonstrations. Trump’s rhetoric has only inflamed the situation and increased the demonstrations.
2 Jun 18:30 PDT: Ahead of annexations Israel launches a surge of demolitions of Palestinian homes and buildings. Homes were also demolished in Jerusalem today and yesterday an irrigation system and agricultural equipment was confiscated in the Jordan valley.
07:30 PDT: After battling through a Covid epidemic the USS Roosevelt has picked up its air component and completed sea trials. The Strike Group is now fully operational and is in the Philippine Sea
05:30 PDT: Israel has been testing students returning to school who were never tested before because they showed no symptoms, and has found a significant number of students and teachers carrying the Covid virus. It is now understood that there are up to ten times as many cases as has been reported. The same is true of the United States which has almost 1.9 million confirmed cases but at least 19 million could be infected.
With demonstrations now getting out of hand the Minnesota Guard goes to full call up. About 10,000 troops are expected to engage in riot control duty.
Admiral Nikolai Yefmenov, Commander of the Russian Navy, stated that his forces will acquire 35 new ships of various classes by the end of 2020.
1 Jun 17:15 PDT: Trump uses National Guard to force peaceful demonstration back so he can grandstand himself as the “law and order” president. In a call to state governors he threatened to deploy the military under the Insurrection Act of 1807. The governors unanimously reject the idea.
Update 15:30 PDT: A squadron of F-35 fighters from the 388th and 419th fighter wings at Hill Air Force Base in Utah deployed to Al Dhafra Air Base in the United Arab Emirates on May 20. A squadron has 16 planes.
17,000 National Guard troops deployed in 23 US states.
11:15 PDT: Italy and Egypt ready to close huge arms deal as Egypt edges closer to Europe.
10:30 PDT: Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz on Monday briefed the IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kohavi on the planned annexations and ordered the military to “step up preparations for the Israel Defense Forces,” ahead of a government proposal to annex portions of the West Bank and a potential outbreak of violence in the West Bank and Gaza Strip in response to Israeli annexation.
The order came after The Israeli ambassador to the US Ron Dermer and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held annexation and security talks with Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s adviser and son-in-law, Avi Berkowitz, the White House envoy on Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts and US Ambassador David Friedman.
08:00 PDT: The IDF has been ordered to make all necessary preparations for annexation.
03:15 PDT: See today’s important article World Report 1 Jun 2020. This post covers the Middle East situation and how Trump is using the present crisis to strip citizens of all legal rights.
Anti racist demonstrations go international bringing crowds in Berlin, London and Toronto.
00:02 PDT: After receiving a large shipment of new Russian weaponry Syria has launched a bombardment of the terrorist Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP) and Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) militias which are now massed at Kobani.
Trump forced to cancel end of June G7 Washington summit because world leaders decline to attend.
The annexation law to be presented to cabinet on 1 July [or as soon after as can be arranged] will not mention the Trump Peace Plan. This omission will enable all far right parties, even those not in the government to vote for annexation, at the same time it will further provoke the Palestinians.
Demonstrations and sporadic violence continued across America for the sixth day last night.
Soldiers from Fort Bragg in North Carolina and Fort Drum in New York have been ordered to be ready to deploy to aid civil authorities in Minnesota within four hours if called Soldiers in Fort Carson in Colorado and Fort Riley in Kansas have been told to be ready within 24 hours.
So far the envisaged deployment does not include troops for action in the community, since if they are to do more than back up the Guard with logistical support the Insurrection Act of 1807 would have to be activated or the deployment would violate Title Ten.