Israel intel: Iran will have fissile material for a nuke this year, a nuclear-capable missile in two years

The Israeli intelligence 2020 assessment published on Tuesday, Jan 14, estimates that if Iran continues its nuclear program at the present pace, it will have 25 kgs of highly enriched uranium by winter 2020 and a missile capable of carrying a nuclear bomb in two years.

This estimate matches the forecast Israel made five years ago, DEBKAfile’s sources note, when six world powers signed a nuclear accord with Iran for curtailing its development of a nuclear bomb. What happened was that the $150bn reward received by Iran was invested in advanced weapons systems and in establishing paramilitary groups under its control for planting around Israel’s borders.

The assessment released today is hardly compatible with another estimate in the 2020 intelligence paper that rates as low the prospects of war by Israel’s enemies. Does that mean that those enemies, Iran and Hizballah, will hold off until they accumulate a stock of nuclear warheads? The most pressing question is this: What is Israel doing about the advancing nuclear threat? 

Its leaders have refrained from publicly discussing the threat since tensions between the US and Iran became critical. Last week, President Donald Trump declared: We will never allow Iran to acquire a nuclear weapon. On Tuesday, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said on Twitter: “We know exactly what’s happening with the Iranian nuclear program. Iran thinks it can achieve nuclear weapons. I reiterate: Israel won’t allow Iran to achieve nuclear weapons. I also call on all Western countries to impose snap back sanctions at the UN now.”

He was referring to the decision taken earlier in the day by the UK, France and Germany, co-signatories of the 2015 nuclear accord, to activate the dispute mechanism embodied in that accord after repeated Iranian breaches.

This process is long and cumbersome. Hence Netanyahu’s impatient demand. Complaints are first referred to a Joint Commission, then to the foreign ministers, and finally to the UN Security Council, with long pauses in between. For Iran’s non-compliance with its obligations, a vote could “snap back” the international and multilateral sanctions lifted under the accord.

‘Gulags Weren’t That Bad’: Sanders Staffer Says Trump Supporters Will Need To Be ‘Re-Educated In Camps’ by Tyler Durden 1/14/2020

An undercover operative for Project Veritas has filmed a rabid Bernie Sanders field organizer who claims that “cities will burn” if President Trump is reelected this year, and that Trump supporters will need to be reeducated in literal gulags, similar to what Germany did to ‘Nazified’ Germans after World War II.

“Do you even think, that some of these, like, MAGA people could be “re-educated?” asks the Veritas journalist in a preview of Tuesday’s exposé (set for full release at Noon, ET).

“We gotta try, so like, in Nazi Germany after the fall of the Nazi party, there was a shit-ton of the populace that was fucking Nazi-fied,” said field organizer Kyle Jurek.

“Germany had to spend billions of dollars re-educating their fucking people to not be nazis. Like, we’re probably going to have to do the same thing here,” he added. “That’s kind of what all Bernie’s whole fucking like “Hey, free education for everybody – because we’re going to have to teach you not to be a fucking Nazi”

Jurek went on to explain “there’s a reason Joseph Stalin had gulags,” adding “And actually, gulags were a lot better than what the CIA has told us that they were. Like, people were actually paid a living wage in gulags, they had conjugal visits in gulags, gulags were actually menat for like re-education.”

The Sanders organizer also predicts violence if Bernie doesn’t get the Democratic nomination, and that “Milwaukee will burn.”

Navy: Releasing UFO Files Would Cause ‘Exceptionally Grave Damage To US National Security’ by Tyler Durden 1/14/2020

A trove of classified materials associated with an infamous UFO incident marked TOP SECRET are so sensitive that their release would cause “exceptionally grave damage” to US national security according to the Navy.

The files, related to the 2004 encounter between the USS Nimitz and a series of strange, “Tic Tac” shaped UFOs, were sought through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request by researcher Christian Lambright, according to VICE’s Motherboard.

In response, the Navy told Lambright in a letter that it had “discovered certain briefing slides that are classified TOP SECRET. A review of these materials indicates that are currently and appropriate Marked and Classified TOP SECRET under Executive Order 13526, and the Original Classification Authority has determined that the release of these materials would cause exceptionally grave damage to the National Security of the United States,” according to the report.

“We have also determined that ONI possesses a video classified SECRET that ONI is not the Original Classification Authority for,” the letter continues.

“The Department of Defense, specifically the U.S. Navy, has the video. As Navy and my office have stated previously, as the investigation of UAP sightings is ongoing, we will not publicly discuss individual sighting reports/observations,” Susan Gough, a Pentagon spokesperson, told Motherboard. “However, I can tell you that the date of the 2004 USS Nimitz video is Nov. 14, 2004. I can also tell you that the length of the video that’s been circulating since 2007 is the same as the length of the source video. We do not expect to release this video.” –VICE

Higher resolution?

The Navy also wouldn’t comment on higher on whether a higher resolution version of the video existed.

In November, Popular Mechanics reported that several original witnesses to the Nimitz incident viewed longer, higher resolution footage of the UFO encounter. According to the report, “Gary Voorhis, a Petty Officer who served on the Princeton, a ship in Nimitz fleet, told Popular Mechanics that he “definitely saw video that was roughly 8 to 10 minutes long and a lot more clear.” Others, such as Commander David Fravor, have stated that longer videos of the incident probably do not exist. “

Luis Elizondo, the former Pentagon staffer and the man who played a key role in making the Navy video public, told Motherboard that straightforward messaging does not seem to be the Pentagon’s strong suit. When the New York Times ran its 2017 story concerning the Nimitz UFO incident, it also broke the existence of $22 million dollar UFO investigation program called AATIP, the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program, and that Elizondo, a career intelligence officer, ran the project. The Pentagon has repeatedly changed its story since then; as recently as last month, the Pentagon said that AATIP had nothing to do with UFOs.

“The Pentagon has a long history of sometimes providing inaccurate information to the American people,” Elizondo said. “This is true as recently as this week regarding the draft memo involving Iran, and two weeks ago when the press finally received the truth about Afghanistan despite 18 years of statements to the contrary.”  –VICE

“As in the case involving UAPs, I can only hope that the inconsistent message is due to the benign results of a large and cumbersome bureaucracy and not something more nefarious like a cover-up or deliberate misinformation campaign,” added Elizondo, who told the publication that he’s “not able to comment further on the existence of a longer video due to my obligations involving my NDA with the Government and the fact that I am no longer employed with the U.S. Government. However, as I stated before, people should not be surprised by the revelation that other videos exist and at greater length.”

Iran, Hizballah gird up for guerilla, rocket attacks on US forces in Iraq, and against Israel. Debka.com

After recovering from the fallout of the Ukrainian jet disaster, Tehran will revert to its plan of assault on US bases across the Middle East, starting in Iraq. That was one of the deductions made by DEBKAfile’s military and intelligence sources from the synchronized threats coming on Sunday, Jan. 12 from Revolutionary Guards chief Maj. Gen. Hossein Salami and Hizballah chief Hassan Nasrallah in Beirut.

Gen. Salami, speaking at a closed session of the Iranian parliament, said: “Our operations against the United States are not over.” Nasrallah: “The response to Soleimani’s killing is not a single operation [the missile attack on two US bases in Iraq] but rather a long course that leads to the ouster of American forces from the region.”
The Hizballah leader, reflecting his Iranian master’s voice, added that the attacks on the US military in Iraq should be taken by Israel as a serious warning of what lies ahead if attacks on Iranian targets continue. 
The two Shiite military leaders’ words debunked the sanguine assessments prevailing in America and Israel that by hitting the two US bases, Tehran had closed the account for the killing of al Qods commander Qassem Soleimani. Indeed, bucked up by the Trump administrations non-response to that strike, the Islamic regime is determined to press on. Undeterred by the embarrassment caused by being caught out in a lie over the shooting down of the Ukrainian airliner, killing all 176 people aboard, Iran’s Revolutionary Guards have continued non-stop to pump large quantities of rockets and other weapons systems, such as heavy mortars and equipment for guerrilla warfare, to the Iraqi Shiite militias under their control.

Those militias were ordered until now to hold back from participating in Iran’s latest strikes against the US. This was mistaken for Iranian restraint, when, in fact, our sources report, Tehran is only taking time – two or three weeks at most – to replenish the militias’ stocks of weaponry and prepare the fighting strength for the next, escalating stage of its campaign.

Iran appears to be planning to replicate the Shiite militia campaign conducted 14 years ago which harassed US forces in Iraq on the move in convoys and in bases with IED roadside bombs. Another part of this plan is expected to include rocket bstrikes against Israel.

Until then, Iran is not desisting entirely from aggressive operations. On Sunday, Jan. 12, the Al-Balad air base, 70km north of Baghdad, which is also used by US forces, took 8 Katyusha rockets. Four Iraqi troops were injured. 

The Church Militant

We here on earth are known as “The Church Militant.” The Church Militant is 1/3 of the entire Catholic Church known as the Mystical Body of Christ. The Church Militant is so named because we, its members on earth, struggle daily against the devil, the world, and our flesh. The other 2/3 of the Mystical Body of Christ are the Church Suffering (the poor souls in purgatory), and the Church Triumphant (those purified souls in heaven). The unity of these three groups comprise the entire church, and the cooperation between these 3 entities is also known as the “communion of saints.” Of course, saints on earth that Paul referred to in several places in the bible are not perfect, like the ones in heaven are, but he is referring to the fact that certain people on earth are leading exemplary lives for Christ, and are winning the battle against satan, the flesh, and the world.
So what exactly is the role of us, the Church Militant? Well, like in all wars, the militant take action against the enemy at the gate. Judas Maccabees is a prime example in the Old Testament which we can use for a biblical “type” of what we should be. In 1 Maccabees 1, the Syrian king Antiochus defiles the temple and forces the Jews to accept Greek customs or die. This King Antiochus is a biblical type, or foreshadowing, of the antichrist to come. Judas Maccabees formed an army of like-minded militant Jews, and defeated the mighty King Antiochus with the help of God, and the re-dedication of the Temple then took place. Many Jews were given a chance to accept the rule of King Antiochus and his abomination if they would renounce God and worship him. The story of the Mother and her seven sons being tortured and killed one by one as they refused to renounce God in 2 Maccabees 7 is very sad in itself, but it highlights what the Church Militant of the Old Testament was willing to do for God (Jesus Himself attended the Festival of the Dedication of the Temple in John 10). A miracle took place there, according to the Talmud, when the oil did not run out of the lamps for 8 days. This miracle is still celebrated today among Jews, and is known as Hannukah.
So now here we are in the 21st Century, when the Holy Catholic Church is not only under attack from within with child molesting priests, but also under attack by the government, by atheists, by the media, by Hollywood, by satanists who destroy Communion Hosts and statues, and by Communism as well.
Everyone is pretty familiar with the priest scandal. In the US, about 2% of priests over 50 years have been found guilty of abusing children, 80% of those being homosexual attacks on altar boys. That’s 2% too many, of course, but around 98% of priests therefore are clean. However, the mainstream media never give out this figure, and so many ignorant people assume the vast majority of Catholic priests are guilty of this crime, when it is the exact opposite. Many protestants say – “Well, if they could just get married, this wouldn’t happen.” This is strange, since Paul, John the Baptist, and Jesus were celibate, and the 144,000 in Revelation 14 are celibate as well. And if this strange assertion is correct, then all homosexual men can become straight just by getting married to a woman (which the homosexuals say is impossible).
The Obama Administration in Washington DEMANDED that Catholic Hospitals and Universities provide free abortifacients and birth control pills for all of its employees, a CLEAR violation of the separation of church and state. And this was only their first attack on the Mystical Body of Christ. In some countries like Canada and Ireland, Catholic priests who preach the Catholic doctrine against homosexual sin are being accused of “hate speech,” and are being investigated by the government (sure sounds like what happened in Nazi Germany when priests spoke out against the Reich). And in Africa, Indonesia, India, and the Philippines, Catholics are being murdered by Hindus and Muslims, and hardly anyone says a word.
The atheists are also attacking the Church, with their horrid books that equate Muslim fanatics with St. Francis. When Pope Benedict XVI went to England, the militant atheists wanted him arrested for the priest scandals. The irony is that no man in the entire Catholic Church has done more to stop this horrid affair than the Holy Father. And then there is all of the atheist evangelizing going on, with their suggestive billboards, one even with a church BURNING! And the “Occupy” movement has been guilty of desecrating statues and Communion hosts as well. Sure sounds like a resurgence of Communism.
The mainstream media where most people get their news is constantly lying about the Church and what it stands for. They do this because they HATE the Church’s stance on abortion, birth control, and homosexuality. Some of the worst offenders in this regard are liberal Catholic newscasters, who say they are Catholic, but then lecture bishops and priests about why the Church’s teachings on birth control and women priests are outdated and must capitulate to Democrat Party dogma. How dumb is that? VERY! Never get your news about the Church from the mainstream media. Always go to a Catholic source.
Hollywood is one of the worst offenders against the Mystical Body. The DaVinci Code and its sequels have everyone believing the Catholic Church is some kind of secret society with murdering monks. The Church is an open Church, and is not like the Freemasons and the Skull and Bones, which ARE secret societies. One wonders if they weren’t behind the movies, the pot calling the kettle black, so to speak. And how many vile late night comedians have told Communion jokes, anti-priest jokes, anti-Pope jokes, etc.? And people actually laugh at these abominations. When you make fun of the Church, you are making fun of Jesus, its head. How funny is that? Not very.
And the Satanists are working overtime to destroy the Church as well. Many parishes have to put their tabernacle under lock and key to keep consecrated hosts from being stolen for the satanists’ black masses. Communion in the hand is one way that these evil people steal hosts, as some of them never put it in their mouths before going back to the pew, in order to save it for their rite. And how many times have we read about statues being desecrated at Catholic Churches…Way too many.
In 1962, the Communists created a play called “The Deputy,” where they accused Pope Pius XII of being Hitler’s Pope and not doing enough to save the Jews. One has to wonder just how much the Communists themselves did to save the Jews. After all, they were the one with a huge army. Pope Pius XII was lauded by such Jews as Albert Einstein and Golda Meier after the war for being about the ONLY European leader that saved Jews, with about 800,000 in all being hidden in the Vatican and other monasteries and convents around Rome. Sadly, many ignorant people prefer today to believe the Communists than Einstein and Meier.
So now that the evil one’s game plan is out in the open, where evils like pornography, abortion, homosexuality, artificial birth control, and embryonic stem cell research are being called “GOOD” (Isaiah 5:20), what are we, the Church Militant going to do about it? Are we going to just go with the flow of society, and say nothing? Or are we going to fast more, pray more, speak out more, write our Congressmen and Congresswomen more, & vote more intelligently than just voting for the young sophist with the big smile who promises us generic “hope and change”?
Hopefully, the Church Militant will choose the latter. Start saying rosaries every day for the intention of fighting satan and his dupes here on earth. Go to Eucharistic Adoration more, and ask God to put a stop to all of this. Fast once or twice a week for the poor souls in purgatory. Pray for your enemies, and forgive them. Speak out boldly whenever the Church is attacked (because that means Jesus, its head, has been attacked!). And vote pro-life EVERY TIME. After all, if a candidate believes that it’s all right to kill an innocent baby, do you really care about his/her position on health care or the economy? Hopefully NOT!

Round Two: US Drone Airstrikes Kill Six Pro-Iran Militia Commanders

By Tyler Durden

Whether he is eating ice cream or not, Trump appears to be on a rampage to recreate the end of The Godfather.

Less than 24 hours after a US drone shockingly killed the top Iranian military leader, Qasem Soleimani, resulting in equity markets groaning around the globe in fear over Iranian reprisals (and potentially, World War III), the US has gone for round two with Reuters and various other social media sources reporting that US air strikes targeting Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units umbrella grouping of Iran-backed Shi’ite militias near camp Taji north of Baghdad, have killed six people and critically wounded three, an Iraqi army source said late on Friday.

Iraqi official media has also confirm that two vehicles were targeted north of Baghdad, carrying commanders of the pro-Iran militias in the PMUs.

Two of the three vehicles making up a militia convoy were found burned, a Reuters source said, as well as six burned corpses.

The strikes reportedly took place at 1:12 am local time. According to unconfirmed reports, a US MQ-9 Reaper drone targeted a convoy carrying several high ranking officials of PMU (Hashd al-Shaabi) in Taji, North of Baghdad. The casualties are said to be mostly among members of the IRGC-backed Asaib Ahl al-Haq. It is not known whether Qais al-Khazali is dead or alive.

#BREAKING: #USAF‘s MQ-9 Reaper drone targeted a convoy carrying several high ranking officials of #PMU (Hashd al-Shaabi) in #Taji, North of #Baghdad. Casualties are mostly among members of #IRGC backed Asaib Ahl al-Haq. It is not known whether Qais al-Khazali is dead or alive!

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Separate reports claim that Shibl al-Zaidi, a commander of Kataib Imam Ali brigades, an Iranian-backed militia and the PMU’s 40th Brigade, is among those the six who were killed in the strike.

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Not confirmed yet, but it is reported Shibl al-Zaydi, secretary general of #IRGC backed Kata’ib al-Imam Ali (#PMU‘s 40th Brigade) is among whom are targeted by the #USAF in this airstrike at #Taji, North of #Baghdad tonight! pic.twitter.com/SteN0vg5iB2383:30 PM – Jan 3, 2020Twitter Ads info and privacy164 people are talking about this

Al-Zaidi was close (see on left) to Soleimani & Abu Mahdi al-Mohandis, both killed 24hrs ago.

That said there are conflicting reports, with some noting that a Twitter account allegedly belonging to al-Zaidi tweeted that he is alive after the attack.

Additionally, Hamad al-Jazairi, the deputy leader of Saraya al-Khorasani, was also reprotedly among those killed tonight.

In separate, unconfirmed reports, yet another airstrike is said to have targeted a convoy in Iraq’s Nineveh governorate.

Iran’s Top Military Commander, Qasem Suleimani, Assassinated In US Airstrike

By Tyler Durden

The Pentagon has confirmed that Soleimani was killed at the direction of President Trump in what it termed a “defensive action” as per the following statement:

And while Trump has yet to make a statement, shortly after the news of Suleimani’s death, the president tweeted an American flag with no commentary.

Finally, while details remain scarce how Soleimani was killed, according to social media it has been reported that USArmy Aviation played key a role in the killing of both Qasem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the commander of #PMU. Reportedly, an AH-64E Guardian attack helicopter supported by a USAF MQ-1C UCAV and a MQ-9 UCAV did the job.

#BREAKING: It is reported that, #USArmy Aviation played key role in the target killing of Qasem #Soleimani, commander of #IRGC-QF & Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis commander of #PMU. An AH-64E Guardian attack helicopter supported by a #USArmy‘s MQ-1C UCAV & a #USAF‘s MQ-9 UCAV did the job!

Update 2: It’s official — unbelievable as it is  first Iraqi state TV, and then Iran TV too, announced the death of Iran’s most senior elite military commander, IRGC Quds Force chief Qasem Suleimani:

BREAKING: #IRAQ OFFICIAL TV ANNOUNCES #IRAN IRGC LEADER QASSEM SULEIMANI IS ASSASSINATED.

ALSO KILLED HEAD OF KATAIB HEZBOLLAH ABU MEHDI MUHANDIS https://t.co/K0cJn9rMIc— Joyce Karam (@Joyce_Karam) January 3, 2020

Iran’s state TV now officially announces that #IRGC Quds force commander Major General Qassem #Soleimani was killed in an American attack in #Iraq pic.twitter.com/Nskbj1tjkF— Ali Hashem علي هاشم (@alihashem_tv) January 3, 2020

This is the spark that could set the whole region on fire, given Suleimani is Iran’s most important, visible and powerful military leader.

#BREAKING: Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, Deputy Commander of Hashd al-Shaabi and Qassem Solaimi Commander of IRGC killed in Baghdad — Hezbollah’s Mayadeen says. pic.twitter.com/RjPMiZH7F9— Baxtiyar Goran (@BaxtiyarGoran) January 3, 2020

Journalists are circulating graphic photos of the blast aftermath, seeking on the ground confirmation of Suleimani’s identity:

Is it the same ring or similar? Asking for expert opinion #Iraq , this is Qassim Sulaimani the Iranian leader of Quds force #Baghdad pic.twitter.com/Xe4viCWKXY— Steven nabil (@thestevennabil) January 3, 2020

It appears Iranian officials have begun circulating condolences, acknowledging his death.

At the beginning of the last decade, when Gen. Suleimani began becoming a more visible and powerful face of influence in Iran and across the Middle East, one former CIA officer cited in a New Yorker biographical piece on him referred to the IRGC commander as the “most powerful operative in the Middle East today.”

As leader of the Revolutionary Guards’ most elite Quds force, he directed all unconventional warfare and intelligence activities abroad. For that reason Washington and Tel Aviv had long considered him threat #1 within the Iranian military command structure. 

Source in #Iran tells me:
Senior Iranian diplomats are sharing Gen. Qasem Sulaimani’s photo along w/death prayers for him. #Iraq— Farnaz Fassihi (@farnazfassihi) January 3, 2020

With war in the Middle East now virtually inevitable, here is the latest US naval deployment as of Jan 2:

update: It appears the ‘mystery’ strike which took out vehicles along the perimeter of Baghdad International Airport in the early morning hours of Friday was actually a US targeted assassination

Reports – An “American” drone strike just killed the #PMU’s “Head of Protocol,” Mohammed Reda al-Jabri, along with 2 aides & 3 “guests” (i.e. #IRGC) on their exit from #Baghdad Airport.

If that’s accurate, the #Trump admin just ratcheted up the ante in #Iraq in a big way. pic.twitter.com/p784XmVVq7— Charles Lister (@Charles_Lister) January 2, 2020

There are even significant but as yet completely unconfirmed rumors, some coming from of a well-known BBC Iran reporter and other regional sources, that Iran’s most senior military commander, the IRGC’s Quds Force chief Qasem Suleimani was taken out in the hit, which appears to have been an airstrike.

FWIW, there have also been denials of this – from potentially reputable sources. #Iraqhttps://t.co/Ik6ipMJq1g— Charles Lister (@Charles_Lister) January 3, 2020

According to Stars and Stripes:

An early-morning strike hit the Baghdad International Airport perimeter, near the air cargo terminal, the Iraqi government said Friday.

The attack, which set two cars ablaze, apparently occurred at about 1 a.m. Social media users posted hearing the explosions, then the sounds of military aircraft.

The Iraqi defense ministry’s security information cell confirmed the strike about 45 minutes later, posting photos of the burning vehicles on its Facebook page and attributing the damage to a rocket attack.

Later, security sources told local media a strike hit two vehicles, killing Mohammed Redha, a senior member of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units — an umbrella group that includes Iran-backed Shiite militias with close ties to Iran and other militias that have fought the Islamic State group since 2014. Other PMU members and “guests” were also killed, the PMU said.

Just who those “guests” were remains the major question as huge rumors of Qasem Suleimani’s death continue to spread, however unlikely.

It true this could be the spark that ignites WWIII in the region, given Suleimani is Iran’s most important and powerful military leader.

Sources at the #Baghdad international airport tell me that “the main targets were #PMF leader Abu Mahdi Mohandis & #Iran‘s Qassem Soleimani as they were at the airport tonight”
They weren’t sure if these two got in the convoy or not.#Iraq
Can’t still confirm it 100%— Nafiseh Kohnavard (@nafisehkBBC) January 3, 2020

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earlier:

At a moment tensions are on edge after pro-Iran militia protesters attacked and set fire to the outside of the US embassy compound in Baghdad’s Green Zone earlier this week, another major incident is developing overnight.

Reuters and Al Jazeera are reporting that at least three missiles struck on or near a base that houses American and Iraqi counter-terrorism forces in the early Friday morning hours at Baghdad International Airport. 

#Baghdad international airport on fire ! pic.twitter.com/D3d6Eibw7M— Barzan Sadiq (@BarzanSadiq) January 2, 2020

All civilian flights have been canceled as US military helicopters were also seen patrolling the skies in the immediate aftermath.

Al Jazeera has cited Iraqi security sources to say that though the rocket attacks appeared to have targeted a joint US-Iraqi training base within the sprawling airport perimeter. At lease one of the projectiles landed near a passenger terminal, causing an immediate shutdown of the civilian side of the airport.  

It is the second such rocket attack on the airport in under a month, after on Dec.9 four projectiles were launched on the facility, targeting the US-Iraqi base on the property.

Footage shows civilian cars outside of Baghdad Airport on fire after being hit by missile/s. Via @omartvsd#Iraq pic.twitter.com/9lTCRLqkik— Baxtiyar Goran (@BaxtiyarGoran) January 2, 2020

Vehicles at the airport were filmed exploding as a result of the attack, and there are conflicting reports of possible civilian casualties. 

Kurdistan24 journalist Barzan Sadiq has said at least one civilian was killed in the attack with more injured, as well as multiple Iraqi military personnel among the wounded. 

3 Katyusha rockets in the vicinity of Baghdad International Airport near the sleeve of advisory units of the International Alliance, which is located in the vicinity of Baghdad Airport.
Civilians burn cars pic.twitter.com/GruQFI1Rva— سيف صلاح الهيتي (@saifsalahalhety) January 2, 2020

While details are as yet unclear and unconfirmed at this point, Reuters did confirm the following per local security authorities:

Three Katyusha rockets fell on Baghdad International Airport, the military-run Security Media Cell said in a statement on early Friday.

The rockets landed near the air cargo terminal, burning two vehicles and injuring several citizens, Security Media Cell added.

Earlier in the day Defense Secretary Mark Esper put Iran and its proxies on notice, saying the US is prepared to launch “pre-emptive action” if American troops and interests come under threat. 

I don’t Like Bullies, I don’t care what your sexual preference or race or religion or lack thereof. I believe in the US Constitution, Bill of Rights, the Republic and God from the Old Hebrew Testament…but this is like 1984. Newspeak. DoubleThink. Rewriting Books, songs movies…news articles. “Woke” or “PC” culture is Thought Control. We are in the biggest Fascist Brainwashing occurrence in History where there is only ONE OPINION…The Party’s!

PONTIFICAL BIBLICAL COMMISSION IN THE VATICAN PUBLISHES NEW BOOK SAYING THAT THE SIN OF SODOM WAS A ‘LACK OF HOSPITALITY’ AND NOT HOMOSEXUALITY

by Geoffrey Grider

Turning the traditional understanding of the sin of Sodom on its head, the Pontifical Biblical Commission then makes this claim: “The story, however, is not intended to present the image of an entire city dominated by irrepressible homosexual cravings; rather, it denounces the conduct of a social and political entity that does not want to welcome the foreigner with respect, and therefore claims to humiliate him, forcing him to undergo an infamous treatment of submission.”

In what many see as an effort to normalize homosexuality in the Catholic Church, the Vatican has released a new book that reduces the sin of Sodom to “a lack of hospitality.”

There has been a lot of changes in 2019 in the Roman Catholic Church, wrought by the Vatican, with perhaps the biggest two changes being the creation by Pope Francis of the One World Religion of Chrislam, and the massive preparation to welcome the LGBTQ+P for Pedophile Movement into the RCC. We even showed you how the Vatican helped fund the Elton John biopic ‘Rocketman’ complete with the first-ever gay male sex scene in a major Hollywood film. But in order to fully welcome the LGBTQ+ into the Roman Catholic Church, the biblical account of Sodom and Gomorrah needs to be purged of its convicting truth about the homosexual lifestyle, and the Vatican has done exactly that with a release of a new book.

“But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both old and young, all the people from every quarter: And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them. And Lot went out at the door unto them, and shut the door after him, And said, I pray you, brethren, do not so wickedly.” Genesis 19:4-7 (KJV)

Now I will grant you, the homosexuals in Sodom and Gomorrah were no panty-waisted sissies, not by a long shot, and I can easily see in the Genesis 19 account that they had a lack of hospitality to a very high degree, but that was not their sin. Nope. Their sin was same-sex marriage, male sodomy and everything else that goes along with the gay lifestyle that God condemns in both Testaments. This is why Pope Francis has requested this new book to be published by the Vatican in order to entice the LGBTQ+ to come into the Roman Catholic Church. He has spent years wooing them and this new book will be the cherry on top of the end times sundae he has been building. Take a look:

2020 will be a year of great change, tremendous upheaval and prophetical events will be in the spotlight, that’s the type of year I personally see coming and the type of new year that I am personally preparing for. I hope you all will continue to stand with me on the front lines of the end times, and help me to use this great and powerful global platform that is Now The End Begins to warn the lost of coming judgment, and to call the saints to action. Flight #777 is nearly full but there’s still a few seats left. Get yourself some NTEB Gospel Tracts and hand out boarding pass to someone in your life, and urge them to get on the plane while time remains. I’ll see you here, there…or in the air. Keep looking up.

Vatican publishes new book reducing ‘sin of Sodom’ to ‘lack of hospitality’ and not homosexuality

FROM LIFE SITE NEWS: “The story about the city of Sodom … illustrates a sin that consists in the lack of hospitality, with hostility and violence towards the stranger, a behavior judged to be very serious and therefore deserving to be sanctioned with the utmost severity,” the new book asserts.

Sources consulted by LifeSite described the book’s treatment of the sin of Sodom as “utter banality” and “obviously ridiculous.” One theologian exclaimed, “Thank God this stuff isn’t magisterial.”

The new volume, titled What Is Man? An Itinerary of Biblical Anthropology (Che cosa è l’uomo? Un itinerario di antropologia biblica), was released on December 16 by the Pontifical Biblical Commission (PBC) and endeavors to examine the scriptural understanding of the human person. Jesuit Father Pietro Bovati, secretary for the Pontifical Biblical Commission, said the work was carried out at the express wish of Pope Francis.

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POPE FRANCIS INSTRUCTS THE VATICAN TO MAKE UNPRECEDENTED MOVE TO PULL LGBTQ INTO THE CATHOLIC CHURCH

With a preface by Cardinal Luis Ladaria, S.J., prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and president of the Pontifical Biblical Commission, the volume is composed of four chapters: The human being created by God (ch. 1); The human being in the garden (ch. 2); The human family (ch. 3); and the human being in history (ch. 4).

Its 10-page treatment of homosexuality comes in chapter three, in a section entitled “transgressive ways” that also includes incest, adultery, and prostitution.

The treatment on homosexuality begins by affirming that “the institution of marriage, constituted by the stable relationship between husband and wife, is constantly presented as evident and normative through the entire biblical tradition. There are no examples of legally recognized ‘unions’ between persons of the same sex.”

The commission then notes the emergence, particularly in the West, of “voices of dissent” with respect to the “anthropological approach of scripture, as understood and conveyed by the church in its normative aspects.”

The authors continue:

ALL THIS IS JUDGED TO BE A REFLECTION OF AN ARCHAIC, HISTORICALLY CONDITIONED MENTALITY. WE KNOW THAT VARIOUS BIBLICAL AFFIRMATIONS, IN THE COSMOLOGICAL, BIOLOGICAL AND SOCIOLOGICAL SPHERES, HAVE BEEN GRADUALLY CONSIDERED OUTDATED WITH THE PROGRESSIVE AFFIRMATION OF THE NATURAL AND HUMAN SCIENCES; SIMILARLY — IT IS DEDUCED BY SOME — A NEW AND MORE ADEQUATE UNDERSTANDING OF THE HUMAN PERSON IMPOSES A RADICAL RESERVATION ON THE EXCLUSIVE VALUE OF HETEROSEXUAL UNIONS, IN FAVOR OF A SIMILAR ACCEPTANCE OF HOMOSEXUALITY AND HOMOSEXUAL UNIONS AS A LEGITIMATE AND WORTHY EXPRESSION OF THE HUMAN BEING. WHAT IS MORE — IT IS SOMETIMES ARGUED — THE BIBLE SAYS LITTLE OR NOTHING ABOUT THIS TYPE OF EROTIC RELATIONSHIP, WHICH SHOULD THEREFORE NOT BE CONDEMNED, ALSO BECAUSE IT IS OFTEN UNDULY CONFUSED WITH OTHER ABERRANT SEXUAL BEHAVIOR. IT THEREFORE SEEMS NECESSARY TO EXAMINE THE PASSAGES OF SACRED SCRIPTURE IN WHICH THE HOMOSEXUAL PROBLEM IS THE SUBJECT OF HOMOSEXUALITY, IN PARTICULAR THOSE IN WHICH IT IS DENOUNCED AND CRITICIZED.

This paragraph has been misquoted in the media to make it seem as though the PBC endorses positions whose existence it merely notes. However, in noting the existence of these radical dissenting voices, it positions itself rhetorically between them and the traditional teaching of the Church. Therefore, the document is certainly not without blame in this question, as it is employing a rhetorical strategy to move the perceived teaching of the Church toward the radical gender ideology of our day, without attempting to reverse the whole of that distance in a single bound.

An informed source in Rome commented on the book’s treatment of homosexuality, saying: “This book is utter banality, which is evidenced first and foremost in the fact that it can be abused by everyone.”

Sodom’s inhospitable mob

While the Pontifical Biblical Commission cannot straightforwardly be accused of simply endorsing the positions voiced above, it certainly goes a long way in insinuating them, particularly in its treatment of the sin of Sodom.

The commission in fact examines several Old and New Testament passages (Gen. 19, Judges 19, Lev. 18:22 and 20:13). The analysts preface their examination, noting that “the Bible does not speak of the erotic inclination towards a person of the same sex, but only of homosexual acts.”

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DOOM TOWN: The Real Story Of What Happened At Sodom And Gomorrah

Turning to the “sin of Sodom” and the city’s total destruction by divine justice for a “wickedness” beyond remedy (Gen 19:1–29), the biblical commission asks: “But what was Sodom’s sin, that deserved such an exemplary punishment?” The authors observe that “in other passages of the Hebrew Bible which refer to Sodom’s guilt, there is no allusion to a sexual transgression practiced against people of the same sex.” Instead, they note, these passages (Isaiah 1:10Jeremiah 23:14Ezekiel 16:49) speak of “betrayal,” of “adultery,” and of “pride.”

The commission concludes that a “significant [Old Testament] biblical tradition, attested by the prophets, has labeled Sodom (and Gomorrah) with the emblematic, but generic, title of the evil city.” But, they argue, at the dawn of the New Testament (particularly 2 Pt 2:6–10 and Jude 7), in the second century, a “different interpretation” of the sin of Sodom began to emerge and became the “customary reading” of the biblical account.

“The city of Sodom is then blamed for an unseemly sexual practice called ‘sodomy,’ consisting of the erotic relationship with people of the same sex,” the commission writes.

The PBC continues: “This would seem to have, at first sight, a clear support in the biblical narrative. In Genesis 19 it is said, in fact, that two ‘angels’ (v.1), hosted for the night in Lot’s house, are besieged by the ‘men of Sodom,’ young and old, the whole population (v.4), with the intention of sexually abusing these strangers (v.5).”

Turning the traditional understanding of the sin of Sodom on its head, the Pontifical Biblical Commission then makes this claim: “The story, however, is not intended to present the image of an entire city dominated by irrepressible homosexual cravings; rather, it denounces the conduct of a social and political entity that does not want to welcome the foreigner with respect, and therefore claims to humiliate him, forcing him to undergo an infamous treatment of submission.”

Confident in their interpretation, the commission members write: “This way of reading the story of Sodom is confirmed by Wisdom, (19:13–17) where the exemplary punishment of sinners (first Sodom and then Egypt) is motivated by the fact that they had shown a deep hatred towards the foreigner.” 

ANALYSIS by Diane Montagna Life Site

ROME, December 19, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — In what many see as an effort to normalize homosexuality in the Catholic Church, the Vatican has released a new book that reduces the “sin of Sodom” (Genesis 19:1–29) to “a lack of hospitality.”

“The story about the city of Sodom … illustrates a sin that consists in the lack of hospitality, with hostility and violence towards the stranger, a behavior judged to be very serious and therefore deserving to be sanctioned with the utmost severity,” the new book asserts.

Sources consulted by LifeSite described the book’s treatment of the sin of Sodom as “utter banality” and “obviously ridiculous.” One theologian exclaimed, “Thank God this stuff isn’t magisterial.”

The new volume, titled What Is Man? An Itinerary of Biblical Anthropology (Che cosa è l’uomo? Un itinerario di antropologia biblica), was released on December 16 by the Pontifical Biblical Commission (PBC) and endeavors to examine the scriptural understanding of the human person. Jesuit Father Pietro Bovati, secretary for the Pontifical Biblical Commission, said the work was carried out at the express wish of Pope Francis.

With a preface by Cardinal Luis Ladaria, S.J., prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and president of the Pontifical Biblical Commission, the volume is composed of four chapters: The human being created by God (ch. 1); The human being in the garden (ch. 2); The human family (ch. 3); and the human being in history (ch. 4).

Its 10-page treatment of homosexuality comes in chapter three, in a section entitled “transgressive ways” that also includes incest, adultery, and prostitution.

The treatment on homosexuality begins by affirming that “the institution of marriage, constituted by the stable relationship between husband and wife, is constantly presented as evident and normative through the entire biblical tradition. There are no examples of legally recognized ‘unions’ between persons of the same sex.”

The commission then notes the emergence, particularly in the West, of “voices of dissent” with respect to the “anthropological approach of scripture, as understood and conveyed by the church in its normative aspects.”

The authors continue:

All this is judged to be a reflection of an archaic, historically conditioned mentality. We know that various biblical affirmations, in the cosmological, biological and sociological spheres, have been gradually considered outdated with the progressive affirmation of the natural and human sciences; similarly — it is deduced by some — a new and more adequate understanding of the human person imposes a radical reservation on the exclusive value of heterosexual unions, in favor of a similar acceptance of homosexuality and homosexual unions as a legitimate and worthy expression of the human being. What is more — it is sometimes argued — the Bible says little or nothing about this type of erotic relationship, which should therefore not be condemned, also because it is often unduly confused with other aberrant sexual behavior. It therefore seems necessary to examine the passages of Sacred Scripture in which the homosexual problem is the subject of homosexuality, in particular those in which it is denounced and criticized.

This paragraph has been misquoted in the media to make it seem as though the PBC endorses positions whose existence it merely notes. However, in noting the existence of these radical dissenting voices, it positions itself rhetorically between them and the traditional teaching of the Church. Therefore, the document is certainly not without blame in this question, as it is employing a rhetorical strategy to move the perceived teaching of the Church toward the radical gender ideology of our day, without attempting to reverse the whole of that distance in a single bound.

An informed source in Rome commented on the book’s treatment of homosexuality, saying: “This book is utter banality, which is evidenced first and foremost in the fact that it can be abused by everyone.”

Sodom’s inhospitable mob

While the Pontifical Biblical Commission cannot straightforwardly be accused of simply endorsing the positions voiced above, it certainly goes a long way in insinuating them, particularly in its treatment of the sin of Sodom.

The commission in fact examines several Old and New Testament passages (Gen. 19, Judges 19, Lev. 18:22 and 20:13). The analysts preface their examination, noting that “the Bible does not speak of the erotic inclination towards a person of the same sex, but only of homosexual acts.”

Turning to the “sin of Sodom” and the city’s total destruction by divine justice for a “wickedness” beyond remedy (Gen 19:1–29), the biblical commission asks: “But what was Sodom’s sin, that deserved such an exemplary punishment?”

The authors observe that “in other passages of the Hebrew Bible which refer to Sodom’s guilt, there is no allusion to a sexual transgression practiced against people of the same sex.” Instead, they note, these passages (Isaiah 1:10; Jeremiah 23:14; Ezekiel 16:49) speak of “betrayal,” of “adultery,” and of “pride.”

The commission concludes that a “significant [Old Testament] biblical tradition, attested by the prophets, has labeled Sodom (and Gomorrah) with the emblematic, but generic, title of the evil city.”

But, they argue, at the dawn of the New Testament (particularly 2 Pt 2:6–10 and Jude 7), in the second century, a “different interpretation” of the sin of Sodom began to emerge and became the “customary reading” of the biblical account.

“The city of Sodom is then blamed for an unseemly sexual practice called ‘sodomy,’ consisting of the erotic relationship with people of the same sex,” the commission writes.

The PBC continues: “This would seem to have, at first sight, a clear support in the biblical narrative. In Genesis 19 it is said, in fact, that two ‘angels’ (v.1), hosted for the night in Lot’s house, are besieged by the ‘men of Sodom,’ young and old, the whole population (v.4), with the intention of sexually abusing these strangers (v.5).”

Turning the traditional understanding of the sin of Sodom on its head, the Pontifical Biblical Commission then makes this claim: “The story, however, is not intended to present the image of an entire city dominated by irrepressible homosexual cravings; rather, it denounces the conduct of a social and political entity that does not want to welcome the foreigner with respect, and therefore claims to humiliate him, forcing him to undergo an infamous treatment of submission.”

Confident in their interpretation, the commission members write: “This way of reading the story of Sodom is confirmed by Wisdom, (19:13–17) where the exemplary punishment of sinners (first Sodom and then Egypt) is motivated by the fact that they had shown a deep hatred towards the foreigner.”

The commission concludes:

We must therefore say that the story about the city of Sodom (as well as that of Gabaa) illustrates a sin that consists in the lack of hospitality, with hostility and violence towards the stranger, a behavior judged very serious and therefore deserving to be sanctioned with the utmost severity, because the rejection of the different, of the needy and defenseless stranger, is a principle of social disintegration, having in itself a deadly violence that deserves an adequate punishment.

LifeSite consulted a theologian, who, speaking on condition of anonymity, offered these thoughts:

The idea that the Sodomites attacked Lot’s house not because they were consumed by perverted lust but because they were so hostile to immigration that they could not bear the thought of Lot entertaining two guests is obviously ridiculous. Were they concerned that these were just the beginning of a huge influx of Angels who were going to flood into Sodom, completely changing the character of the city until a rational animal hardly felt at home there anymore with the bars and restaurants overflowing with immaterial beings? It is obvious that voracious perversion and not a lack of tolerance for the ‘other’ is the source of the Sodomites’ crimes.

Spinning the abomination

In its book-length study, the Pontifical Biblical Commission then examines Leviticus, which says: “You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination,” punishable by death (18:22; 20:13).

Noting that this sin is counted among “incest and other sexual deviations,” the commission observes that “the legislator gives no reasons, neither for the prohibition nor for the severe penalty imposed. We may, however, consider that the Leviticus law intended to protect and promote the exercise of sexuality open to procreation, in accordance with the Creator’s command to human beings (Gen 1:28).”

Subject to discernment?

Moving to the New Testament, the commission affirms that the “reason for homosexuality” does not appear in the Gospels but is presented in three of St. Paul’s letters (Rm. 1:26–27; 1 Cor. 6:9; and 1 Tim. 1:10). The authors consider what they call the “lists of sins” offered by St. Paul and note that, in 1 Cor. 6:9–10, male sodomy is preceded by adultery and effeminate behavior and is “sanctioned by exclusion from the Kingdom.” They note that other sins (like avarice and calumny) are subject to discernment, as their gravity may be more or less from case to case. The New Testament, they argue, enables us to see that “for Christians the practice of homosexuality is considered a grave sin.”

Commenting on Paul’s Letter to the Romans (1:18–27), the Pontifical Biblical Commission stresses the connection between idolatry (1:20–25) and sexual deviation (1:26–27). The Pauline text reveals that “man ought to see in a sexuality that no longer recognizes ‘natural’ differences the symptom of his distorted notion of truth.” Man’s failure to acknowledge the true God, the commission notes, leads to “societal disorder and violence” (1:29–31).

The Pontifical Biblical Commission thus ends its treatment on homosexuality saying:

The exacting examination conducted on the texts of the Old and New Testaments has revealed elements that must be considered for an evaluation of homosexuality, in its ethical implications. Certain formulations of biblical authors, as well as the disciplinary directives of Leviticus, require an intelligent interpretation that safeguards the values that the sacred text intends to promote, thus avoiding repeating to the letter what it carries with it, even cultural traits of that time. The contribution provided by the human sciences, together with the reflection of theologians and moral theologians, will be indispensable for an adequate exposition of the issue, which has only been sketched out in this document.

“Furthermore,” they conclude, “pastoral attention will be required, particularly with regard to individuals, in order to carry out that service of good which the Church has to assume in its mission for people.”

Pope Paul VI removed the magisterial role of the Pontifical Biblical Commission in 1971, and since then it has functioned as a consultative body or think-tank. The difficulty of reconciling its documents with the teaching of the Church on the inerrancy of Scripture has been evident for some time.

Cocaine Cowboy Hunter Biden is a Problem for Socialist Party

Hunter Biden Denies Ukraine Money Laundering Allegations

by Tyler Durden

Mon, 12/23/2019

Update: Biden has denied the allegations against him and asked the court to strike the filing from the record, claiming the allegations were improperly filed, and may constitute “redundant, immaterial, impertinent or scandalous” material, and that it was a “scheme by a non-party simply to make scandalous allegations in the pending suit to gain some quick media attention.”

Biden also asked for attorney’s fees and costs to address the allegations.

Judge Don McSpadden only agreed that it was improperly filed, striking the evidence on a technicality “as it was not filed in any acceptable manner to this court.”

It is unclear whether it may be re-filed pursuant to (Ark R. Civ. P. 24).

A new filing in an Arkansas lawsuit against Hunter Biden claims that the former Vice President’s son “is the subject of more than one (1) criminal investigation involving fraud, money laundering and a counterfeiting scheme.”

Filed by private investigator Dominic Casey of D&A Investigations on behalf of Lunden Alexis Roberts – with whom Hunter fathered a child, Monday’s “Notice of Fraud and Counterfeiting and Production of Evidence” alleges that Hunter Biden and associates Devon Archer and John Kerry stepson Christopher Heinz engaged in a money laundering scheme which accumulated over $156 million between March 2014 and December 2015.

According to the document, Biden, Archer and Heinz became directors of consulting firm Rosemont Seneca Bohai, LLC in order to “conceal their family members ownership,” establishing financial accounts at Morgan Stanley and China Bank, the latter of which was used in a money laundering scheme.

Biden and associates are accused of using the counterfeiting scheme “to conceal the Morgan Stanley et al Average Account Value.

The filing also says that “Family members of DEFENDANT Robert Hunter Biden, Devon Archer and Christopher Heinz are business partners of Serhiy Leshchenko and Mykola Zlochevesky in the Ukraine, and are currently under investigation for their part in the counterfeiting scheme.

Of note, Leshchenko is a former Ukrainian parliamentarian who made headlines in August 2016 for helping to leak the so-called “black ledger” that resulted in the firing of then-Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort – the supposedly ‘debunked’ Ukraine meddling detailed in a November, 2017 Politico article. Notably, following an outreach to the Ukrainian embassy by Democratic operative Alexandra Chalupa, Artem Sytnyk, Ukraine’s Director of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine and Leshchenko released the “black ledger” containing off-book payments to Manafort. In December of 2018, a Ukrainian court ruled that Sytnyk and Leshchenko “acted illegally” by releasing Manafort’s name – a conviction which was later overturned on a technicality.

Zlochevsky, meanwhile, is the owner of Burisma.