The Egyptian Air Force has pounded Islamist targets in the northern and central parts of the Sinai Peninsula in a massive offensive aimed at crushing a local insurgency, Egyptian officials said. The military aircraft struck “terrorist concentrations and hideouts” in the area through the night and in the early hours of Saturday, Reuters reports, citing the officials. The Egyptian Special Forces that were acting together with police also conducted raids in the Sinai cities targeting the militants, Egyptian military spokesman Colonel Tamer al-Rifai said. The operation is also expected to cover some parts of the Nile Delta and the Western Desert region that also witnessed militants’ activity.
The item in question is a nuclear densometer which is used in geotechnical engineering to measure density. It contains radioactive material and there are fears such material could be used to make a “dirty bomb.”
The theft of the device took place in the city of León in the state of Guanajuata on Thursday morning. It was stolen from a vehicle belonging to an engineering firm. The National Coordination of Civil Protection warned that the material in the device is highly dangerous if removed from its container.
As well as Guanajuata, the ministry issued warnings in Querétaro, Jalisco, Michoacán, San Luis Potosí, Aguascalientes, and Zacatecas. The National coordinator of Civil Protection, Luis Felipe Puente, tweeted a picture showing what the device looks like.
Thieves have successfully got their hands on radioactive material several times in Mexico in recent years.
In April last year, a nine-state alert was issued following the theft of industrial radiography equipment which was filled with Iridium-192, a radioactive element that can cause burns, acute radiation sickness, and death. Similar heists also took place in April 2015 and July 2014.
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North Korea staged a large military parade on Thursday, just one day before the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
The parade was reportedly held to commemorate the 70th anniversary of founding of the country’s armed forces, according to South Korea’s Yonhap News, but it also marks a display of power mere hours before the North is expected to march under a unified flag with the delegation from South Korea.
The Associated Press reported that tens of thousands of people watched and participated in the parade, but Yonhap noted that the display was both smaller and shorter than past similar events. The parade was also not broadcast live, a decision that Yonhap described as “an attempt to keep it low-key.”
Foreign media was largely absent at the event, but Michael Spavor, the head of a non-profit consulting firm that facilitates work in North Korea, tweeted several video and photos he said were taken from the sidelines of the parade:
Images taken at the parade showed a procession of trucks carrying soldiers and military personnel passing large crowds, followed by a contingent of tanks. Footage from the official broadcast also showed what looked like several intercontinental ballistic missiles, including the newly developed Hwasong-15s, which North Korea claims is capable of hitting the U.S.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un also delivered a speech celebrating the country’s military prowess.
Nearly 300 North Koreans crossed the Demilitarized Zone between the two countries on Wednesday to participate in the Olympics, including 229 women that were part of a large “cheering squad,” The Washington Post reported. They will soon be joined by a high-level delegation of senior officials, including North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s sister, Kim Yo Jong. They are scheduled to meet with South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Saturday.
The Post notes that if the visit goes forward, she would be the first member of the Kim family to ever visit the South, a significant development in the fraught relationship between the two nations.
Kim is expected to arrive on Friday for the Opening Ceremony and stay for three days. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, who is also attending the games this week, told reporters on Thursday that he has no plans to meet with North Korean officials.
- This article originally appeared on HuffPost.
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Satire: FBI Warns Republican Memo Could Undermine Faith In Massive, Unaccountable Government Secret Agencies
February 6th, 2018
Via: The Onion:
â€œIf we take away the peopleâ€™s faith in this shadowy monolith exempt from any consequences, all thatâ€™s left is an extensive network of rogue, unelected intelligence officers carrying out extrajudicial missions for a variety of subjective, and occasionally personal, reasons.â€� At press time, Wray confirmed the massive, unaccountable government secret agencies were unaware of any wrongdoing for violating constitutional rights.
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New research suggests toward end of Ice Age, human beings witnessed fires larger than dinosaur killers
On a ho-hum day some 12,800 years ago, the Earth had emerged from another ice age. Things were warming up, and the glaciers had retreated.
Out of nowhere, the sky was lit with fireballs. This was followed by shock waves.
Fires rushed across the landscape, and dust clogged the sky, cutting off the sunlight. As the climate rapidly cooled, plants died, food sources were snuffed out, and the glaciers advanced again. Ocean currents shifted, setting the climate into a colder, almost “ice age” state that lasted an additional thousand years.
Finally, the climate began to warm again, and people again emerged into a world with fewer large animals and a human culture in North America that left behind completely different kinds of spear points.
This is the story supported by a massive study of geochemical and isotopic markers just published in the Journal of Geology.
The results are so massive that the study had to be split into two papers.
“Extraordinary Biomass-Burning Episode and Impact Winter Triggered by the Younger Dryas Cosmic Cosmic Impact ~12,800 Years Ago” is divided into “Part I: Ice Cores and Glaciers” and “Part 2: Lake, Marine, and Terrestrial Sediments.”
The paper’s 24 authors include KU Emeritus Professor of Physics & Astronomy Adrian Melott and Professor Brian Thomas, a 2005 doctoral graduate from KU, now at Washburn University.
“The work includes measurements made at more than 170 different sites across the world,” Melott said.
The KU researcher and his colleagues believe the data suggests the disaster was touched off when Earth collided with fragments of a disintegrating comet that was roughly 62 miles in diameter – the remnants of which persist within our solar system to this day.
“The hypothesis is that a large comet fragmented and the chunks impacted the Earth, causing this disaster,” said Melott. “A number of different chemical signatures – carbon dioxide, nitrate, ammonia and others – all seem to indicate that an astonishing 10 percent of the Earth’s land surface, or about 10 million square kilometers, was consumed by fires.”
According to Melott, analysis of pollen suggests pine forests were probably burned off to be replaced by poplar, which is a species that colonizes cleared areas.
Indeed, the authors posit the cosmic impact could have touched off the Younger Dryas cool episode, biomass burning, late Pleistocene extinctions of larger species and “human cultural shifts and population declines.”
“Computations suggest that the impact would have depleted the ozone layer, causing increases in skin cancer and other negative health effects,” Melott said. “The impact hypothesis is still a hypothesis, but this study provides a massive amount of evidence, which we argue can only be all explained by a major cosmic impact.”
Extraordinary Biomass-Burning Episode and Impact Winter Triggered by the Younger Dryas Cosmic Impact ∼12,800 Years Ago. 1. Ice Cores and Glaciers
The Younger Dryas boundary (YDB) cosmic-impact hypothesis is based on considerable evidence that Earth collided with fragments of a disintegrating ≥100-km-diameter comet, the remnants of which persist within the inner solar system ∼12,800 y later. Evidence suggests that the YDB cosmic impact triggered an “impact winter” and the subsequent Younger Dryas (YD) climate episode, biomass burning, late Pleistocene megafaunal extinctions, and human cultural shifts and population declines. The cosmic impact deposited anomalously high concentrations of platinum over much of the Northern Hemisphere, as recorded at 26 YDB sites at the YD onset, including the Greenland Ice Sheet Project 2 ice core, in which platinum deposition spans ∼21 y (∼12,836-12,815 cal BP). The YD onset also exhibits increased dust concentrations, synchronous with the onset of a remarkably high peak in ammonium, a biomass-burning aerosol. In four ice-core sequences from Greenland, Antarctica, and Russia, similar anomalous peaks in other combustion aerosols occur, including nitrate, oxalate, acetate, and formate, reflecting one of the largest biomass-burning episodes in more than 120,000 y. In support of widespread wildfires, the perturbations in CO2 records from Taylor Glacier, Antarctica, suggest that biomass burning at the YD onset may have consumed ∼10 million km2, or ∼9% of Earth’s terrestrial biomass. The ice record is consistent with YDB impact theory that extensive impact-related biomass burning triggered the abrupt onset of an impact winter, which led, through climatic feedbacks, to the anomalous YD climate episode.
The release of the FISA memo is imminent, according to numerous sources, which means the covert, criminal deep state that flourished under the corruption of the Obama regime is about to be exposed for all to see.
Accordingly, the deep state is in a whole new state of absolute panic. The “Schiff” is about to hit the fan. The new history of America is about to be emblazoned on our collective consciousness, and we will never look at government the same way again.
Tech giants will collude to suppress all truthful information about the FISA memo
Because the deep state operates in collusion with social media to stifle independent journalism and push false, deceptive narratives that deliberately misinform the masses — take the “Russia collusion” hoax as an especially salient example — we should expect search engines and social media to be heavily pressured to censor all posts about the facts revealed in the FISA memo.
This means a “near-blackout” will likely be put in place to shadow ban or outright ban websites, social media accounts, YouTube users and others who dare to cover details of the FISA memo. The insane, hate-filled and hopelessly corrupt “Left Cult” of America (which now dominates the ranks of tech giants) will stop at nothing to try to memory hole the reality that’s now being revealed. The criminality of Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, James Comey, Loretta Lynch and a long list of other deep state operatives will be inescapable. Ultimately, as the evidence is meticulously followed and applicable laws are applied, people like Hillary Clinton will be indicted and imprisoned for their treasonous crimes against America.
Google, which is now run by a lunatic Left-wing cult of insane Clinton worshipers, will no doubt attempt to blacklist sites like Natural News, InfoWars, Breitbart and others who are daring to engage in real journalism. Facebook will shadow ban accounts that post FISA memo details, and Twitter will make sure user accounts suffer mysterious “glitches” that prevent users from posting tweets. The full force of the hate-filled, anti-American, totally unhinged tech giant cult will be unleashed across the internet in a last-ditch, desperate attempt to silence the shocking, mind-blowing truth contained in the FISA memo.
Make a special effort to go DIRECTLY to the news sites that report the truth
For this reason, you must make a special effort to go directly to your favorite independent media websites by typing the URLs into your browser. Do NOT rely on Google, Facebook or Twitter to bring you truthful content about the FISA memo. They will distort, suppress or simply wipe out all content they don’t want you to see. That’s how dangerous the FISA memo truly is to the totalitarian narratives of the hopelessly corrupt Left. Remember, too, that they are the ones who abused government power by “weaponizing” the FBI and DOJ to destroy their political opposition, all while absurdly claiming it was Trump who meddled with the election.
There are too many amazing websites to list here, but some of the “must-read” websites that will offer shocking but true coverage of the FISA memo include:
I publicly predicted Trump would win the election… here’s my prediction for what happens next
Before the 2016 election, I publicly predicted Donald Trump would win an election victory. For being proven correct, I was mocked by the Washington Post, which has since proven to consist of a cesspool of presstitutes and professional liars who despise democracy and have actively conspired with the deep state to publish maliciously false “news” based on fictitious sources. (This is the new standard of “journalism” on the Left: They fabricate anything they want, call it “anonymously sourced,” and publish it as “fact.”)
Tonight, mere hours before the release of the FISA memo, I am publicly predicting that these shocking revelations will eventually lead to the indictment of Hillary Clinton. It may take months or even a couple of years for that to happen, but if the laws of this nation are truly applied equally across all citizens, they demand that Hillary Clinton be charged with multiple felony crimes for destruction of evidence, theft of government property, obstruction of justice, violations of national secrecy laws, collusion, corruption and possibly even RICO Act racketeering crimes. (I’m not predicting she’ll be charged with all those at once, just that she will be indicted on something, sooner or later.)
If hints about its contents are true, this FISA memo utter destroys the blatant lies and disinformation engineering of left-wing bureaucrats like Adam Schiff and Nancy Pelosi, two of the most mentally deranged figures to ever haunt our nation’s political stage. Nancy Pelosi is a walking poster child for the long-term dangers of mass medication, and Adam Schiff is a sociopathic, paranoid idiot with the IQ of a doormat and the ethics of a Satanist. Once the full details of this memo are made public, both of these putrid propagandists will see their careers — and their credibility — utterly obliterated for all time.
Be ready, because this will also lead to civil unrest and an attempted violent revolution of the communist Left
As I’ve predicted in my podcasts at HealthRangerReport.com, the criminal indictment of Hillary Clinton is likely to set off a nationwide revolt of deranged, violent Leftists who attempt a communist takeover of America, mostly by burning down sections of their own miserable, bankrupt cities. Their attempt will fail, of course, but it will require National Guard involvement — and effective “martial law” on a temporary basis — to quell.
Radical Antifa forces will self-activate during all this, carrying out “suicide mission” assaults on local police and Guard troops. Blood will be spilled in the streets of American cities, and when the defeat of these Antifa radical is finally accomplished, this country will have rid itself of some of the most dangerous, deranged left-wing lunatics any of us have ever witnessed. It won’t take long for police, National Guard troops and private military contractors to regain control and restore law and civility to America’s cities, and in the aftermath of that, we will rightfully see mass arrests of left-wing terrorists who can finally join their favorite mafia boss Hillary Clinton behind bars.
Those mass arrests, by the way, must include the hundreds of terror-recruiting college professors who have exploited their university privileges to recruit actual left-wing terrorists under the guise of “education,” as Horowitz’s Front Page Mag has meticulously documented.
This is what taking back your country looks like
Cleaning up this country isn’t going to be pretty, but as Rush Limbaugh rightly states, this is what taking back America looks like. You have to defeat the communists, defeat the terrorists, defeat the deep state and reestablish the rule of law. Those who run the deep state — and the media mouthpieces that parrot its engineered propaganda — will resist with everything they’ve got, no matter how irrational or insane. Because they know what you and I already know: Once the truth comes out, the radical Left is finished. And with that, their psychopathic dreams of overthrowing this nation and installing a totalitarian dictator as “President” melts into oblivion.
The political Left in America is about to be thoroughly exposed for the deceptive, lawless, lying cesspool of collusion and corruption that it has always been. The false facade of “compassion” and “hope” is about to be ripped away, exposing the ogres and demons lurking inside.
Stay informed. Read LeftCult.com and all your other favorite independent media websites. Defend America. Share the truth about the FISA memo with everyone you know. And most of all, be prepared to defend your nation against any attempt to destroy it, overthrow it or transform it into a left-wing “utopian” communist regime.
Despite its traditional reputation as a safe haven, Sweden has seen a dramatic increase in deadly shootings in recent years. Swedish authorities have decided this is due to the proliferation of guns, and are preparing a new arms amnesty, the fourth in just two decades; it held the last one in 2013.
The number of deadly shootings in Sweden has surged in recent years. In 2006, only eight of them occurred throughout the country, as opposed to 43 in 2017, indicating a more than five-fold increase; there were twice as many shootings last year as there were in 2016.
Police officers themselves testify to a “tougher climate” in criminal circles, where members are described as being more “easily offended” than they used to be. The effect of the shootings is comparable to a spiral effect, in which criminals constantly resort to increasingly tougher violence in order not to appear as weaklings.
A conflict between two gang members can therefore easily escalate into a bloody feud between criminal networks.
“They are taking to firearms to avoid showing weakness. It has become important to build up one’s criminal reputation – a sort of ‘scare capital’ – in the criminal environment. Previously, one could allow abuse to pass without taking to violence like today,” Daniel Vesterhav, a criminologist at the Crime Prevention Council (Brå), told Swedish national broadcaster SVT.
Jerzy Sarnecki, one of Sweden’s leading criminologists, attributed this violent subculture to the country’s “disadvantaged suburbs” or ghettos, where the mentality of “an eye for an eye” thrives.
Another change is that criminals used to instantly get rid of the weapons they used. Now, the weapons remain in the criminal environment as long as they don’t break or are seized by the police.
To stop the proliferation of firearms throughout Swedish society, the authorities will start a three-month “arms amnesty” in February. Those who voluntarily submit their guns during amnesty will remain anonymous and won’t be penalized for their possession.
According to Joakim Norenhag, the project leader for the amnesty, reducing the illegal possession of firearms may decrease their use in criminal contexts.
“Compared to legal weapons that are licensed, there is a much higher risk that illegal weapons will be used in crimes with malicious intent. These are weapons that are often kept inadequately, tucked away or hidden in attics and outbuildings, for example” Joakim Norenhag said, as quoted by the Örebro Tribune.
If the authorities are unable to locate the registered owner within a month, the firearms will be sent to the National Forensic Center for investigation, and rare and special arms will be handed over to museums.
Previously, three limited arms amnesties were carried out in Sweden. In 1993, 17,000 weapons and 16,000 tons of ammunition were collected, followed by 13,835 weapons and 14 tons of ammo in 2007 and 15,132 weapons and 36 tons of ammo in 2013.
Explosives, the illegal use of which has also recently become a problem in Sweden, won’t be covered by the firearms amnesty. However, the Swedish government is currently considering a special amnesty for hand grenades, which would take place between mid-October 2018 and January 2019 to counter the spread of explosives.
Recent police research indicated a growing trend of hand grenade use in criminal circles. Just several years ago, there were only a few hand grenade detonations recorded every year in Sweden. Now it’s several per month.
In early January, a hand grenade explosion in Stockholm killed a 60-year-old man and injured a 45-year-old woman.
The fire in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia occurred when a train collided with a fuel truck near the yard’s northern entrance, a spokesperson for Canadian Pacific Railway said, as cited by the Vancouver Sun.
Nearby homes were evacuated as local fire crews worked to extinguish the blaze. “We have evacuated the immediate area,” said Cpl. Michael McLaughlin of the Coquitlam RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police).
Lougheed Highway was also closed as a precaution, and to give firefighters space to work.
“No one is hurt at this point,” McLaughlin said. He added that, although flammable materials were involved, there did not appear to be any hazardous or toxic materials, and there is no health risk.
The fuel truck involved in the collision was carrying ethanol gas, according to the Canadian Press.
Port Coquitlam Fire Chief Nick Delmonico said firefighters were letting the fire burn itself out. “We have a fairly extensive fire and we’re trying to remove hazards from the area (and) other trains in the yards with other types of dangerous goods,” he said. “We’re letting the fire burn at this point and trying to remove other stuff out of the way before we start trying to extinguish it.”
A foam truck and trailer was dispatched from nearby Abbotsford to help contain the blaze, according to Abbotsford Mayor Henry Braun.