A drastic rise in the number of migrant arrivals in the last few weeks has brought a facility on the island of Lesbos to the brink of collapse and has forced the government to take immediate action.
As a result of the overcrowding and deteriorating conditions, Greece has started to move hundreds of ‘asylum seekers’ from its migrant camp on the island of Lesbos to its mainland.
On Monday, close to 1,500 migrants were moved from the Moria reception center on Lesbos to migrant facilities in Thessaloniki, Athens News Agency reports.
There is also a second group of migrants that are expected to be transferred to a refugee camp in Nea Kavala, Kilkis.
Moria, Europe’s largest migrant camp, has a carrying capacity of about 3,000 people. As of right now, more than 11,000 migrants and refugees – mostly from Africa, the Middle East, and Asia – are being held there.
Recently, Greece has seen a sharp rise in the number of migrants arriving on its shores.
Last month alone, Greece saw close to 7,000 migrants arrive by boat, the highest number since 2016.
Last week, 13 dinghies with around 540 people on board landed in Skala Sikamias in Lesbos. This represents the largest number of migrant arrivals in a single day since the EU-Turkey agreement was signed.
Despite the 2016 EU-Turkey agreement enabling Europe to send back all migrants who arrive at the Greek islands via Turkey, the Turkish government hasn’t honestly upheld the pact. Few migrants have ever been returned under the agreement.
The sharp increase in illegal migrant arrivals to Greece prompted the Greek foreign minister, Nikos Dendias, to summon Turkey’s ambassador last Friday to “express Greece’s deep discontent.”
In August, Turkish Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu threatened European governments when he said, “We are facing the biggest wave of migration in history. If we open the floodgates, no European government will be able to survive for more than six months. We advise them not to try our patience.”
Greece represents Europe’s primary point of entry for Afghan, Iraqi, and Syrian migrants. More than half of the 56,000 migrants who’ve landed on the northern shores of the Mediterranean have landed in Greece.
After lawmakers in Hong Kong announced a new bill that would allow fugitives to be extradited to mainland China in early June 2019, the streets of the large, modern city have been mobbed by huge numbers of protesters.
On Sunday, June 9, more than 1 million protestors stopped traffic and blocked roads leading to the Legislative Council building complex where a lawmaker debate over the controversial bill had been slated.
To prevent authorities from identifying them, many protesters cover their faces. But more high-tech citizens direct high-powered laser beams at surveillance cameras connected to a centralized face recognition database of images collected from official offices, applications for housing, loans or credit, and the like.
A video published on Twitter showed what looks like a rock concert laser-light show – but multiple vivid blue and lime-green rays of concentrated light were definitely lighting up and trying to blind the police, armed in full riot gear and standing at the ready, who faced the throng from the safety of a building rooftop.
For the past three months, protesters have been annoying and distracting staff members inside the police headquarters by shining brilliant lasers capable of burning through flesh or putting an eye out.
Former electrical engineering associate professor at the University of Hong Kong Dr. William Cheung Sing-wai confirmed that:
“Laser pointers, especially those with high power, can burn one’s skin and cause permanent injury to the eyes.”
On a positive note, laser pointer sales are up in the Aplui Street market of Hong Kong. The larger laser pointers sell out first but the smaller “stargazing pens” are also popular tools for both offense and defense.
We say tools, the police in Hong Kong say weapon as they refer to all laser pointers as “laser guns.” Three police officers injured by lasers required medical treatment.
According to Dr. Sing-wai, laser points that teachers use can project less than 1 milliwatt of power which is enough to damage an eye. At a police demonstration, a laser beam at close range set a sheet of paper on fire.
Passers-by have also been targeted with lasers to stop them from snapping images that authorities could use to identify the upstarts.
Steve Li Kwai-wah, the Senior Superintendent of the Organized Crime and Triad Bureau, stated that laser weapons are not prohibited in Hong Kong.
That being said, there is trouble brewing over the confiscated lasers because “the laser pointers seized by police breached the Trade Descriptions Ordinance for failing to display energy levels or warning labels.” Customs officials now control the case.
This number of protestors hasn’t been seen since mainland China regained control of Hong Kong from the colonial British in 1997.
Citizens of Hong Kong caught protesting are being blacklisted by their government which is forcing companies to ban such employees from the workplace. This is cascading into the economy as businesses are suffering from transportation shutdowns caused by the determined protesters.
Hong Kong opponents of the extradition law believe that it would threaten the legal relationship they have had with China since the early 1980s. Deng Xiaoping, the Paramount Leader of the People’s Republic of China, is responsible for the current “one country, two systems” rules of governance.
Unified China agreed to preserve the separate economic and administrative systems in certain Chinese regions, including Hong Kong. The Hong Kong government operates on its own and handles all legal, economic, financial business, and foreign trade relations.
Allowing Hong Kong to extradite Hong Kong residents suspected of criminal activity (which includes protesting the extradition bill) would give Communist China a toe-hold into dictating policy in neighboring Hong Kong.
China is infamously building the ultimate Big Brother-esque surveillance state and is using their advanced public biometric identification system to shame jaywalkers which is a big deal in that ancient culture of honor and dishonor.
Meanwhile, the ongoing mass protests in Hong Kong continue to interrupt business-as-usual. They say they won’t disperse until their demands are met:
- Withdraw the extradition bill formally and completely.
- Start a formal investigation into police brutality.
- Force the resignation of Carrie Lam, Hong Kong’s Chief Executive.
- Release protesters who have been arrested.
- Adopt other specific democratic reforms.
Slogans left by protesters on some government buildings in the city center said, “Down with the Chinese Communist Party,” and “F–k Zhina” (Zhina was the derogatory term for China used by the Japanese during its partial occupation of Hong Kong in the 1930s and 1940s.
Hong Kong lawmakers were quick to respond, posting an official statement on the office’s website which claimed the slogans “insulted the country and its people” and said the demonstrators had gone “well beyond the scope of peaceful protest.”
Hong Kong was relatively quiet in July but violent demonstrations have been increasing since early August. The eyes of the world are on the people of Hong Kong with the hope, difficult as it may seem, for a peaceful resolution.
The populist Five Star Movement (M5S) and the establishment Democratic Party (PD) – two parties with pretty much nothing in common – have joined hands to take down their arch political opponent – Matteo Salvini.
Yesterday, the BBC reported that the two unlikely partners were able to strike a coalition deal to take down right-wing populist Matteo Salvini and his League Party, which has surged in popularity in the last months.
The two parties which have traditionally been at odds with one another entered into coalition discussions after the previous coalition between the League and M5S broke down after months of internal strife.
A failed attempt by M5S to do away with plans to construct a high-speed rail link proved that the populist coalition could no longer govern, Salvini said at the time. Salvini subsequently tabled a no-confidence motion against him with the hope that it would bring forth new elections.
But that’s not what happened. Salvini seemingly has been outmaneuvered by his political opponents.
The leaders of the newly-arranged coalition have asked Italy’s currently sitting president Sergio Mattarella to reinstate Giuseppe Conte as the official head of the government.
Presidential spokesman Giovanni Grasso has said that Conte is set to meet with President Mattarella this morning. Most expect Conte to be given a mandate to form a new government.
Salvini has stated that only thing which brought the two parties together was their mutual hatred for himself and his National Populist League party.
“The only thing that unites them (M5S and PD) is their hatred of the League,” Salvini told journalists on Wednesday. “The truth is that 60 million Italians are being held hostage by 100 parliamentarians who are dead scared of losing their seats,” he added.
In order to be finalized, the coalition agreement first must be approved by party members in an online vote. That vote is expected to take place before the end of the week.
If a final agreement is reached, the new governing coalition could serve until the next scheduled election in 2023.
After deciding to block U.S. Reps. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., and Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., from entering the country as part of a planned visit, the Israeli government rescinded that block – on Tlaib at least – lifting the ban and allowing her to come on a “humanitarian visit.”
However, after earlier accepting the olive branch that was held out by the Israelis and saying she would go, the Michigan Representative has now released a statement saying she will not visit the Jewish State, citing “oppressive & racist policies” for not going to Israeli-occupied West Bank, allegedly to see her grandmother.
“The Israeli government used my love and desire to see my grandmother to silence me and made my ability to do so contingent upon my signing a letter – reflecting just how undemocratic and afraid they are of the truth my trip would reveal about what is happening in the State of Israel and to Palestinians living under occupation with United States support,” she said in a statement.
“I have therefore decided to not travel to Palestine and Israel at this time. Visiting my grandmother under these oppressive conditions meant to humiliate me would break my grandmother’s heart,” Tlaib’s statement continued.
No change was made regarding Omar’s visit.
President Trump Defends Israel’s Decisions
Originally, President Trump supported the ban by Israel. Soon after hearing about the move to bar their visit, Trump called Tlaib and Omar “very anti-Jewish and anti-Israel” and defended his statements urging Israel to block them from entering the country, amid a massive outcry from Democrats.
Speaking to reporters after deplaning Air Force One at Morristown Municipal Airport in New Jersey, Trump said recent comments by the two freshmen Democratic lawmakers about Israel were “disgraceful,” arguing they have become the “face of the Democrat Party.”
The President continued, “They are very anti-Jewish and they are very anti-Israel, I think it is disgraceful the things they’ve said.” Trump then added, “This isn’t a one-line mistake. What they have said about Israel and Jewish people is a horrible thing and they’ve become the face of the Democrat Party.”
The unprecedented move to bar Tlaib, D-Mich., and Omar, D-Minn., from visiting marks a deep foray by Israel into America’s bitterly polarized politics. Israel’s move came shortly after Trump tweeted that the Israeli government would “show great weakness” if it allowed the lawmakers in.
President Trump has not weighed in on the latest in this head-spinning series of reversals concerning plans by Tlaib and Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., to visit Israel.
It remains unclear whether either congresswoman will make any new attempt to visit the region at this stage.
Two illegal immigrants from El Salvador living in the sanctuary jurisdiction of Montgomery County, Maryland, have been arrested and charged with the rape of an 11-year-old girl.
29-year-old Mauricio Barrera-Navidad and 28-year-old Carlos Palacios-Amaya, both illegal immigrants from El Salvador, were arrested by police in Montgomery County after the young female victim told a social worker about the rapes, WJLA 7 reports.
The victim who is now 12-years-old was just 11-years-old at the time of the alleged rapes. She told a social worker at her elementary school that in July of last year, she met Barrera-Navidad at a family birthday party. During the party, Barrera-Navidad took her into a bedroom and raped her. Following the alleged rape, the victim said that Barrera-Navidad continued to make contact with her against her wishes.
The victim told the social worker that she met Palacios-Amaya in September of 2018. Shortly after, she said that he raped her on several occasions. One time, the victim said that the Palacios-Amaya took a video of the rape on his cell phone. She also said that he would often try to coerce her into skipping school so she would be left at her home defenseless without any parents.
According to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency, Barrera-Navidad had been issued deportation orders back in December of 2016 but had continued to live in the sanctuary jurisdiction of Montgomery County, which actively prevents ICE from doing their job.
ICE officials have said that Palacios-Amaya had already been deported from the country once before in 2014. Sometime after he was deported, the violent illegal immigrant was able to slip back into the country and slithered his way to Montgomery County where he was shielded from another deportation.
Barrera-Navidad has been charged with one count of rape while Palacios-Amaya has been charged with four counts of rape.
Does the moon contribute to the insanity that seems to be plaguing humanity? Especially considering the mass shootings that have been going on currently. And if so, what is the purpose of the moon? Before one can ask these questions and others one must first understand exactly what a moon is.
When taking a closer look at our moon for an understanding of its nature scientifically it only makes sense to cross-reference all of the moons that are identified in our solar system. First of all, what is a moon? In layman’s terms, a moon is known to be a naturally forming sphere consisting of naturally forming material such as rock and metal. A moon is said to be a product of some form of space debris coming chiefly from larger objects colliding in space during the creation of the solar system. These spheres get trapped in the gravitational pull of larger celestial bodies or planets in a nutshell.
There are a lot of strange facts about our moon one of which being its size. It dwarfs all of the other planetary moons in our solar system. Also, the moon doesn’t rotate. We basically only see one side of the moon henceforth the phrase, Dark Side of the Moon. It has been associated with ominous lore such as Werewolves and Vampires. Also, the moon is connected to one’s mental health. Lunacy and lunatic stem from the root word lunar which is a term used to describe properties of the moon.
The Zulu priest Credo Mutwa has been given ancient knowledge from the sacred teachings of his Zulu ancestors. He was interviewed by David Icke at one point and the discussion was of the moon being a hollowed-out sphere. Credo stated that there was a race of beings called the Chitauri, an alien species, that came to earth flying in all types of vessels and airships jetting to and fro causing fear in the natives. The people were rounded up by the Chitauri using lightning bolt whips and told that they were great gods from the sky and from now on they would bring them gifts in exchange for their worship. These ships were bigger than mountains. One of the gifts the Chitauri people brought us was the moon per Credo Mutwa.
Barbara Marciniak claims to be a medium for Pleiadian extraterrestrials. In her book entitled Earth: Pleiadian Keys To the Living Library, she states that the moon is blocking decodable frequencies sent to humanity and delivering frequencies of control. Barbara says the moon is a very powerful electromagnetic super computer and has been beaming signals of energy to earth for eons. It is the proverbial eye in the sky.
For many, it would be incomprehensible for the moon, at 2,160 miles in diameter, to be an artificial construct that was dragged into earth’s orbit by reptilian extraterrestrials. Consider the implications this can have as it relates to Christianity and other world religions’. Hopefully, we are given or find the answers for which we seek.
With all the news about domestic shootings lately, potential conflict with Iran has been pushed out of the headlines. However, that does not mean that tensions between the US and the terrorist state do not continue to exist.. and mount.
While Iran is can puff out their chests and challenge the US in their rhetoric, they need to be aware what they would be up against should they face the world’s most powerful military and a Commander-in-Chief who is not afraid to use it.
The superior air power of the US could be particularly devastating to Iran, should war ever come between our two nations.
The B-2 Stealth Bomber could deliver a surprise punch to the Iran is that could mean their utter destruction
America’s Most Advance Weapon System
The B-2 Stealth Bomber is arguably the US’s most advanced and deadly weapon system. Originally developed in the 80s to take on an adversary much more powerful and dangerous than Iran – the then Soviet Union – it was originally conceived to infiltrate the Soviet air-defense network and attack targets with nuclear weapons.
In the decades since, its mission has grown to include conventional precision attack. The B-2 is the most advanced bomber in US service, and the only one of three types that still carries a nuclear payload.
The B-2 was developed as a black program. It was developed with such a high level of secrecy, that until it’s rollout in 1988 few were sure exactly what the B-2 looked like. And, since it was built and tested in and around the area of Groom Lake and Area 51, there are those that believed, (and still do!) that it was reverse-engineered from alien technology!
The B-2 is sixty-nine feet long and seventeen feet high. It has a wingspan of 172 feet. It has a speed of 680 miles an hour, and had a maximum altitude of 50,00 feet. It has an unrefueled range of 6,000 miles, and has midair refueling capability.
There is nothing in the Iranian Air Force that can match it.
The B-2 has two weapons bays built into the belly section that together can hold up to 60,000 pounds of ordnance. Each bay carries eight bomb racks, and in the nuclear role the bomber can carry an assortment of up to sixteen B61-7 bombs (10–360 kilotons), B61-11 bombs (400 kilotons) or B-83-1 thermonuclear bombs (1.2 megatons). The Spirit will also carry the new B-61-12 bomb with a “dial-a-yield” configuration, giving it a yield of .3, 1.5, 10 or 50 kilotons.
It can also be fit to carry nuclear cruise missiles, should the Commander-in-Chief authorize the use of such ordinance in a time of war.
Battle Proven Conventional Weaponry
While the B-2 has never yet been called upon to deliver the kind of nuclear devastation it is capable of, it has seen extensive use in the conventional role. The B-2 first dropped bombs in anger in the 1999 Kosovo War, followed by the Iran War in 2003. B-2s were among the first to drop bombs on the Taliban and Al Qaeda in Afghanistan after 9/11, and bombed Libyan forces in 2011.
The bombers are restricted to flying from a handful of locations, due to their need for special climate-controlled accommodations to protect their radar-absorbent coatings. Flight time from the home of the Spirit fleet, Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, to Iran is thirty-eight hours and would require 4–5 aerial refuelings. Small numbers of B-2s can also operate from Andersen Air Force Base on the island of Guam in the Pacific and RAF Fairford in the UK.
B-2 bombers would almost certainly take part in any attack on Iran’s renewed nuclear program, which would almost certainly be a part of, or escalate to a larger war between Iran the US and our allies. The B-2 would likely be sent after the Iranian leadership itself, dropping Massive Ordnance Penetrator bombs on hardened and underground Iraq’s command and control systems, ideally disrupting its ability to issue orders to launch missiles, and hopefully killing top military and/or government officials.
Nigel Farage told readers of the Telegraph that the Conservative Party will be ‘annihilated’ at a general election in the case that Boris Johnson fails to deliver Brexit to the British people.
In his piece, Farage warns that Prime Minister Johnson could try to pass a version of Theresa May’s unpopular withdrawal treaty in the House of Commons. He also reminded readers that “Johnson twice voted against the Withdrawal Agreement but then fell at the final hurdle by voting for it at the third time of asking, back in March”.
Although the UK’s next General Election is scheduled for 2022, the Brexit Party leader said he would announce 150 candidates to run if Johnson fails to deliver Brexit by the October 31st deadline or seeks to pursue a soft exit like his predecessor did.
Farage’s Brexit Party is said to be making arrangements to run candidates in a general election in Labor heartlands in the north of England, the Midlands, and in Wales where about five million Labor voters backed Brexit.
“Having betrayed them, Labour certainly does not represent them any longer,” Farage wrote.
Even though Prime Minister Johnson has boosted no-deal preparations, he asserts that he can still negotiate a more favorable withdrawal agreement with the European Union.
Farage has lauded Johnson’s performance since taking office at Downing Street, but he has remained wary of the Prime Minister’s commitment to delivering a hard Brexit. He told readers of the Telegraph that they too should remain skeptical about Johnson’s ability to deliver a no-deal Brexit.
“Mr. Johnson did not intend to depart the EU by Halloween but was seeking to improve Britain’s negotiating position over the Withdrawal Agreement,” Farage wrote.
Farge then added: “It must not be forgotten that Johnson voted for it at the third time of asking. If passing this is now his ambition for Brexit, my party will vigorously oppose him.”
Hungary’s prime minister Viktor Orbán has warned his people and the people of Europe that the migrant crisis is far from over and that European nation-states need to be ready and willing to take action to rectify the globalist-led EU’s mistakes, failings, and years of recklessness.
As he spoke on the Good Morning Hungary show on Kossuth Rádió, Orbán observed that “There were many mistakes in the past five years, which Brussels let slip”. The Hungarian leader also mentioned that his Fidesz party – currently holding almost 60 percent of the seats in the Hungarian parliament – would not let up on its efforts despite its recent success at both the national and European levels.
During the interview, Orbán emphasized his strongly held belief that Europe can’t be strong unless it has strong nation-states – an indirect rejection of federalist tendencies of globalist bureaucrats in Brussels, which favors further the extreme centralization of power and increased integration between member states – the United States of Europe model, if you will.
The vast majority of people who are outside of the Brussels’ globalist establishment – meaning most Europeans – are opposed to this model.
Viktor Orbán, Matteo Salvini, and Marine Le Pen are all prominent voices who’ve been able to clearly articulate a clear alternative to this globalist-led United States of Europe model.
“While the right respects nationhood, the left pursues an internationalist agenda. Respect for our country, the representation of national interests, and fighting for our rights is a matter of obligation on the right,” Orbán said.
Orbán’s tone was more pessimistic when he was asked about migration.
“The pressure of migration will only grow further in the coming decades. The European population has been on the decline, while the opposite is the case in places like Asia or Africa. This situation will necessitate a much stronger border control system. Millions will arrive, and one of our most important tasks will be to defend our people,” he explained.
“European politicians want to legalize immigration, thinking that’s the right solution. We see it otherwise” Orbán continued, asserting that creating a social environment where families can flourish is a better way to stop Europe’s population decline than is the policy of replacement migration that leftists and centrists push.
“The question remains: how will we implement the allocated budgets? When will European parties realize that pro-migration has more disadvantages than benefits?”
“We will only be able to celebrate our success once the problem of terrorism, public security and migration have been resolved,” Orbán insisted.
In 2017, a vast cloud of nuclear radiation spread over a good part of continental Europe. Its source was never truly known – until now!
An international team of scientists have now traced the cloud to a previously undisclosed nuclear accident in southern Russia.
The nuclear experts say that the cloud of radiation detected over Europe in late September 2017 could only have been caused by a nuclear fuel-reprocessing accident at the Mayak Production Association, a nuclear facility in the Chelyabinsk region of the Ural Mountains in Russia. The scientists say the accidental venting of gas had to have occurred sometime between noon on Sept. 26 and noon on Sept. 27.
At the time, Russia confirmed that a cloud of nuclear radiation was detected over the Urals, just as it was later over Europe, but the country never took any responsibility for a radiation leak, and if a nuclear accident indeed took place at Mayak in 2017, as the scientists deduced, then the Russians covered it up.
According to a report in “Live Science,” the lead scientist on the team, nuclear chemist Georg Steinhauser of Leibniz University in Hanover, Germany, said that “more than 1,300 atmospheric measurements from around the world showed that between 250 and 400 terabecquerels of radioactive ruthenium-106 had been released during that time.”
Worse Than Fukushima
Ruthenium-106 is a radioactive isotope of ruthenium, meaning that it has a different number of neutrons in its nucleus than the naturally occurring element has. The isotope can be produced as a byproduct during nuclear fission of uranium-235 atoms.
Although the resulting cloud of nuclear radiation was diluted enough that it caused no harm to the people beneath it, the total radioactivity was between 30 and 100 times the level of radiation released after the Fukushima accident in Japan in 2011, Steinhauser told Live Science.
Steinhauser and his team concluded that the radioactive cloud had to have come from the Russian nuclear plant, because of the high amount of Ruthenium-106 within it.
“During the reprocessing of nuclear fuel — when radioactive plutonium and uranium are separated from spent nuclear fuel from nuclear power reactors — ruthenium-106 is typically separated out and placed into long-term storage with other radioactive waste byproducts,” he said.
That meant that any massive release of ruthenium could only come from an accident during nuclear fuel reprocessing; and the Mayak facility was one of only a few places in the world that carries out that sort of reprocessing, the chemist explained, and in close enough proximity, for an accidental release of the chemical cloud to drift to Europe.
His report, which was published in a recent edition of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, went on to say that, “advanced meteorological studies made as part of this new research showed that the radiation cloud could only have come from the Mayak facility in Russia. They have done a very thorough analysis and they have pinned down Mayak — there is no doubt about it,” Steinhauser said.
The researchers concluded that the cloud was caused by a leak, or simple release of radioactive gas, and not by a fire, or an explosion at the plant, which the Russians would have had a harder time hiding.
Despite the evidence in the report, Russia has not acknowledged that any accident occurred at the Mayak facility, maybe because plutonium is made therefor thermonuclear weapons program.