IF he actually gets North Korea to disarm, then yes.BREAKING: The President of South Korea says that President Trump should win the Nobel Peace Prize.— Ryan Fournier (@RyanAFournier) April 30, 2018
All of us, every single man, woman, and child on the face of the Earth were born with the same unalienable rights; to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. And, if the governments of the world can't get that through their thick skulls, then, regime change will be necessary.
IF he actually gets North Korea to disarm, then yes.BREAKING: The President of South Korea says that President Trump should win the Nobel Peace Prize.— Ryan Fournier (@RyanAFournier) April 30, 2018
The same sources for my original story say their original statements are correct — that Comey said the agents did not think Flynn lied.
In addition, Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy, in a Thursday appearance with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson, revealed that there is a transcript of the Comey session and that, yes, the transcript shows Comey telling lawmakers what the FBI agents thought.
“Director Comey’s recollection is flawed,” Gowdy said. “If he does not remember telling Congress that his agents told him they didn’t think Flynn was lying, then he needs to get his lawyers to go back and look at the transcript. We did not miss here. Maybe he misspoke, but that’s in the transcript.”
Sources say the Comey quotes in question are included in the newly-released House Intelligence Committee Republicans’ final report on the Trump-Russia investigation, but that they were blacked out by the Intelligence Community.
In addition, the sources say a quote from McCabe making the same point — that the agents who questioned Flynn did not believe he had lied — was also in the report and was also redacted.
When the report was issued, committee chairman Devin Nunes complained that the Intelligence Community had gone overboard with its redactions, and that he, Nunes, would fight to remove some of those redactions.
“We object to the excessive and unjustified number of redactions, many of which do not relate to classified information,” Nunes said in a statement . “The committee will convey our objections to the appropriate agencies and looks forward to publishing a less redacted version in the near future.”
In addition, Republicans pointed out that the Intelligence Community quickly removed proposed redactions from the House Intel Democrats’ counter-report.
“The Democrats got all the redactions on their minority views lifted within a day,” said House Intel spokesman Jack Langer Sunday evening, “while we’re still struggling to get our concerns addressed.”
From Haaretz:Another video of the huge explosion at 46 Brigade arms depot in #Hama, rumours of Israeli Strikes, could be sabotage as well. pic.twitter.com/ZnmYUTq4W7— Danny Makki (@Dannymakkisyria) April 29, 2018
Syrian media report attributes attack to U.S. and Britain ■ Reports say dozens killed, mostly Iranians ■ Pro-Assad media blames Israel for the strike ■ Bases bombed used as missile warehouses by Syria, Iran ■ Iranian media report denies Iranian casualties in the strikeSome reports say the attack registered on Seismographs.
Bunker Buster IAF attack>Looks like secondary explosion of something like solid rocket fuel (sparklers) in IAF attack on ***another*** Iranian base in Syria. Either Iran will cause a war over this, or they will stop. ISR has said over and over, no Iranian bases will be tolerated https://t.co/Xt1ITdB045— Epa Minondas (@WTEpaminondas) April 30, 2018
Why are we so pessimistic? Is it a hangover from the cold war? Is it the death spiral of the traditional media, hunting for attention in negative ways? https://t.co/7eUOyf9IvU— Jordan B Peterson (@jordanbpeterson) April 28, 2018
Robert Spencer has a good response:Do we really want peace? Then let’s ban all weapons so we don’t have to live in fear of war.— Pope Francis (@Pontifex) April 29, 2018
Ban all weapons? Kitchen knives? Rocks? Automobiles? Do you want us to live in the Stone Age? No, stones will be banned. What you’re advocating is essentially totalitarian government control of a defenseless populace. https://t.co/9MINW126ak— Robert Spencer (@jihadwatchRS) April 29, 2018
A teenager has been arrested on suspicion of causing injury by dangerous driving after four pedestrians were ploughed down by a car in the early hours on Sunday.
Footage shows a crowd of people screaming as a Blue Ford C Max rams into them outside
The Courtyard nightclub in Newport, south Wales. Injured people can then be seen lying on the floor as the car fled the scene on Cambrian Road at 5.30am.
Two women are reported to have sustained potentially life-changing injuries from the crash, as the other two victims – a man and woman – are also being treated in hospital.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Friday placed himself at the center of the remarkable summit between the leaders of North and South Korea, taking credit for bold and innovative diplomacy that may open a path to peace where other leaders failed.
"It's certainly something that I hope I can do for the world," Trump said. "This is beyond the United States. This is a world problem, and it's something that I hope I'm able to do for the world."
The dramatic turn of events on the Korean Peninsula was the capstone to a week that crystallized the ways Trump has established his foreign policy approach as one that rests largely on the pride he takes in busting the old conventions of diplomatic negotiations and remaking them in his image. The world is adjusting.
French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited the White House this week hoping to convince Trump not to abandon the Iran nuclear deal and to back off his protectionist trade policies. But by the time they left, both leaders had largely given up trying to convince Trump he was wrong and instead focused on how to work around their differences.
British Prime Minister Theresa May, who had been keeping Trump at arm's length in recent months, defied the threat of mass protests this week to finally invite him to visit what is often called America's closest ally.
And the Senate confirmed Mike Pompeo, a Trump political ally and former tea party congressman, to be secretary of state, giving the president a foreign policy team more in line with the international policies he promoted during the campaign.
Trump's foreign policy maneuvers, particularly on North Korea, carry great risks. Pyongyang has proven an unreliable negotiator in the past; a failure of talks now could inflame tensions back to where they were only months ago, when there were concerns that a military confrontation was becoming more likely. If he abandons the Iran deal, Trump will be under pressure to come up with a new approach to keeping Tehran's nuclear ambitions in check.
And while Trump boasts that his tough trade talk is bringing countries to the negotiating table, congressional Republicans are openly fretting that potential trade wars will be disastrous for the economy and their party's prospects in the midterm elections.
But for now, the president is dismissing his critics as naysayers who have failed where he plans to succeed.GO READ THE WHOLE THING.
I’m sensing some changes#QAnon pic.twitter.com/liiFzN2fXv— Ashley (@MrsPatriot3) April 27, 2018
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said Friday that President Trump should be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize if North and South Korea formally agree to denuclearize and bring peace to the Korean Peninsula.
“It wouldn’t have happened without Trump,” Graham said on Fox News. “What happened? Donald Trump convinced North Korea and China he was serious about bringing about change,” he said.
“We’re not there yet, but if this happens, President Trump deserves the Nobel Peace Prize.” Graham said Trump was a critical factor in the equation, since he was able to convince North Korea that “we will take you down if you keep trying to build missiles to hit the American homeland.”
“And I think they convinced North Korea and China that Trump is serious,” he said.
The House report states that in March 2017, Jones told the FBI about a project he is working on with Steele and Fusion GPS that is being funded to the tune of $50 million by 7 to 10 wealthy donors from New York and California.
“In late March 2017, Jones met with FBI regarding PQG, which he described as ‘exposing foreign influence in Western election,’” reads the committee’s report.
“[Redacted] told FBI that PQG was being funded by 7 to 10 wealthy donors located primarily in New York and California, who provided approximately $50 million.”
“[Redacted] further stated that PQG had secured the services of Steele, his associate [redacted], and Fusion GPS to continue exposing Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. Presidential election,” reads the report, which adds that Jones “planned to share the information he obtained with policymakers…and with the press.”
Jones “also offered to provide PQG’s entire holdings to the FBI,” the report says. The report cites a transcript of an interview that Jones gave to the FBI. The transcript, known as an FD-302, is dated March 28, 2017.
Screen image of footnote provided by Chuck Ross:
They noted that when Clapper was initially asked about leaks related to the dossier in July 2017, Clapper denied “discussing the dossier compiled by Steele or any other intelligence related to Russia hacking of the 2016 election with journalists.”
But according to the report, Clapper eventually acknowledged discussing the “dossier with CNN journalist Jake Tapper.”
He also admitted that he may have told other journalists about the dossier.
“Clapper’s discussion with Tapper took place in early January 2017, around the time IC leaders briefed President Obama and President-elect Trump, on ‘the Christopher Steele information,’ a two-page summary of which was ‘enclosed in’ the highly-classified version of the IC,” the Russia report states.This one goes out from Jake to James.
WASHINGTON — The Republican-led House intelligence committee on Friday officially declared the end of its Russia probe, saying in its final report that it found no evidence that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia in the 2016 presidential race.
The report's conclusion is fiercely opposed by committee Democrats, who say the committee did not interview enough witnesses or gather enough evidence to support its finding. The investigation began with bipartisan promise but ultimately succumbed to factional squabbling.
A British doctor treating Alfie Evans told reporters off the record his parents won’t be allowed to take their child out of the hospital, even to die at home, unless there is a “sea change” in their attitude… …
A report from The Telegraph indicates the hospital staff is not interested in what’s best for Alfie, so much as proving a point to the parents, who have an “attitude” they don’t like.
Here’s the revealing bit, buried in the Telegraph report:
Instead, the judge said the best Alfie’s parents could hope for was to “explore” the options of removing him from intensive care either to a ward, a hospice or his home.
But a doctor treating Alfie, who cannot be named for legal reasons, said that for Alfie to be allowed home would require a “sea change” in attitude from the child’s family, and they feared that in the “worst case” they would try to take the boy abroad.
Comey claimed falsely that the Steele Dossier was initially funded "by Republicans." When it was pointed out the Free Beacon said they had funded Fusion GPS but had not paid for the Steele Dossier, he went into his Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer act and claimed he only knew what he saw in the media.
Also echoing Obama, he claimed he did not know that the DNC and Hillary Clinton had funded the Steele Dossier. He claimed he'd only heard that in the media, but did not know it for a fact. Bizarrely, he did not seem to think it was necessary to find out who the actual parties were behind the dossier.
He claimed that it was enough for him to know that political opponents of Trump had funded it. He did not tell Trump about who funded it. Of course, he dismisses this as irrelevant.
He claimed that Cheryl Mills really was Hillary Clinton's lawyer. He also says Mills had been "scrubbed" as a target in the email investigation so I guess whoever Hillary wants in the room with her is fine, so long as Comey's dream team had "scrubbed" her.
He claimed, falsely, that the Steele Dossier was only a minor part of the FISA application and that there was much, much more information included in it. This is false, as Congressional disclosures have shown.GO READ THE WHOLE THING.
One sentence. One sentence in a relentless tirade caught my attention.
All Men are Created Equal
It was a sentence spoken by what appears to be the senior officer:
“Miss, this does not involve you one percent.” (taken from the text) While addressing her lack of situational awareness, the officer spoke in prophetic manner.
Caren Z. Turner is part of the “one percent”. Let’s read a few if her statements:
“Concerned citizen and friend of the mayor.”
“I am the Commissioner of the Port Authority.”
“Don’t call me Miss, I’m ‘Commissioner.'”
“I’ve got four people coming back to my house including people who live in New Haven attending Yale graduate school as a Ph.D candidate.”
“You can’t put a sentence together of what the problem is?”
“You may shut the Fuck up.”
“I will be talking to the Chief of Police and I will be speaking to the mayor.”
“I’ve got all your information, sweetheart, you can’t put a sentence together.”
“The police have all been in my home, and my second home, and my third home in Tenafly.”
Name dropping, abuse of official capacity, titular arrogance, educational pride, name dropping, intimidation and demeaning of the uniform, social class and manipulation of a flanking organization class to intimidate. That about wraps it up, except for noting the “Commissioner” ended a sentence with a linking verb, so perhaps her vocabulary also sucks.
HERE IS THE DEAL.
ALL MEN ARE CREATED EQUAL.
THESE FIVE POWERFUL WORDS DEFINE WHAT IT MEANS TO BE AN AMERICAN.
The Last English Prince gives honor and respect to all. When conversing with individuals with poor usage of grammar I do not judge. I seek out the wisdom of their words. Wisdom is borne of experience, tested within the furnace of man’s soul, an expression of a speaking spirit. The Last English Prince, while aware of class distinction, treats all with a same level of kindness. There is no envy toward those who have attained more from the American Dream than others. But neither is there a sense of duty toward those who have attained less, beyond the milk of human kindness residing within my own frame. All Men Are Created Equal. These are the words which sustain the cloth of our nation and remain a symbol of our Republic. Let the creatures who populate the corridors of power, inhabit the coveted super zips, consider Wal-Mart a blasphemous thought and retain disregard for those who are “poor in spirit” take note: All Men Are Created Equal. It is the oath which each American should take upon their lips.
12 Principles for a 21st century conservatism: from https://t.co/yWMm5dgHVz pic.twitter.com/0LQUMhg9ep— Jordan B Peterson (@jordanbpeterson) April 25, 2018
A children's hospital in Rome has offered a free flight and free care at their clinic. The flight would be staffed by their own employees.
Cost to the UK? Zero point zero pounds.
But for some reason, judges have proclaimed that not only is the state justified in denying care, but the state is further justified in taking active steps towards killing the infant, despite the parent's wishes and despite an offer of free care by a less savage nation.
It gets worse, if you can believe that -- the state now has its armed branches threatening citizens for speaking out against the all-powerful, all-wise state's decision:
We've issued a statement this evening to make people aware that social media posts which are being posted in relation to Alder Hey and the Alfie Evans situation are being monitored and may be acted upon. Read the full statement here: https://t.co/epopt5bhmY— Merseyside Police (@MerseyPolice) April 25, 2018
"CNN broke the story Jan 10 when Al Franken's questions blindsided Sessions. Sessions had not heard the story until Franken told him. Sounds like a Clapper/Brennan leak to blindside him & set up the recusal but it was when GOP got after him that he actually recused."Issa, Chaffetz, Rep. Raúl Labrador & Grassley wanted him to recuse after the Dems wanted him to step down....""
"They leaked the secret meeting at the mayflower hotel with kisliak where sessions got the secret microfilm. Actually he bumped into him at the buffet line, said hi, and left. Comey told congress after he was fired, in private, after his testimony. Comey planned a forced recusal"
"THIS ties both Eric Holder and Trisha B. Anderson’s law firm – Covington & Burling – to the scandal. Even more shocking – if the CF was used to fund terrorism, then THAT explains how the money got to Kenya to take out the CF witness in the mall attack!"
"...anybody with connections to Covington & Burling is potentially a risk. He also says something about Flynn having been represented by C&B – if so, THAT is one of the Clinton’s favorite traps – to OWN the law firm or individual lawyer representing the interest that needs to be controlled."
Something very strange is happening in the media. It started as a whisper. Conversations in the corridor, the odd email, a handwritten letter. But it is growing into the din of a noisy restaurant, where everyone has something to say. And what I hear from media insiders is that things cannot go on like this for much longer.
Journalists, writers, reporters, even cameramen hired to support a single narrative have had enough of half-truths and lies.
One gentleman on the mainstream payroll confided: “When the BBC made the series ‘Exodus: Our Journey to Europe,’ they did an episode on the situation in Serbia. They spent some time in the barracks in Belgrade where I joined the team. “The BBC decided to say that the people living in the barracks were mostly ‘Afghan refugees.’
This is complete rubbish and they knew this. It was 50/50 Afghan and Pakistani. But the point is, why would they not mention the Pakistani element? We all know the answer and it’s simply that the BBC would rather sway public opinion towards sympathy than ever have a rational and balanced report on a situation.”
This is not a unique account. Insiders at the BBC, The Guardian and other mainstream media outlets are increasingly aware that complying with the prescriptive narrative of their media masters is making them complicit in the downfall of our country.
They feel trapped.
BREAKING: DOJ will make the 6 months of missing texts that were eventually located by IG between Strzok and Page available to Congress sometime tonight or tomorrow, according to sources...developing— Sara A. Carter (@SaraCarterDC) April 24, 2018
Yesterday, when Toronto van attacker Alek Minassian was arrested, he was bald: Today, in court sketches, he has a full head of hair.
Here he is in a sketch published by the Associated Press and run by the New York Daily News: Court sketches aren’t a high art, but in a different court sketch run by CNN, Minassian doesn’t look like the same person at all.
Was Minassian supplied a toupee in court today? Was he supplied two quite different toupees? Was he wearing a bald wig yesterday? Or are authorities once again not being honest with us?
Again, I’m not saying that this is necessarily a jihad attack. But as oddities such as these court sketches multiply, we have to wonder what the Canadian authorities are trying to hide. And what else are authorities hiding when jihad attacks occur?
Yes. I took the Red Pill. pic.twitter.com/5nhYQLI8Lg— KANYE WEST 🇺🇸 (@KanyeWoke) April 23, 2018
The horror out of the U.K. concerning sick 23-month-old baby Alfie Evans continues. Earlier on Tuesday, Alfie was effectively sentenced to death yet again by the U.K. court system after a judge denied the the parents’ request to travel to Italy to seek further treatment.
Now, with the child off of life-support since Monday evening and battling for his life, the baby’s parents have been forced to give Alfie mouth-to-mouth while sitting in a hospital.
“Evans’ parents are giving him mouth-to-mouth resuscitation in a desperate bid to keep him alive after a court ruled he cannot be flown to Italy for treatment,” reported The Sun on Tuesday evening. “Tom Evans tonight said he and Alfie’s mum Kate are trying to help Alfie’s breathing after ‘his lips turned blue.'”
can they just at least take their own dang kid home then— soncharm (@soncharm) April 24, 2018
this feels like the second time I’ve asked this
do hospitals own children in the UK?
so progressive https://t.co/frzriqM2pl
After The New York Times publication, the FBI Washington Field Office began investigating Clinton’s use of private emails and whether she was using her personal email account to transmit classified information.
According to sources, McCabe was overseas when he became aware of the investigation and sent electronic communications voicing his displeasure with the agents.
"McCabe tried to steer people off the private email investigation and that appears to be obstruction and should be investigated," said one former FBI official with knowledge of the circumstances surrounding the investigation.
"Now if the information on the 'stand-down' order is obtained by the IG that could bring a whole lot of other troubles to McCabe."
Deep State FBI did not tell Congress that the Australian who initiated the Russia probe was connected to the Clintons.
In fact we now know that all of the Trump-Russian collusion propaganda was tied to the Deep State and Clinton Crime Family:
1. The anti-Trump dossier was bought and paid for by Hillary Clinton and the DNC
2. Hillary’s crooked confidant, Sidney Blumenthal, was a source for Christopher Steele’s anti-Trump dossier.
3. Bill’s crooked friend Alexander Downer was source for the bar room discussions with George Papadopoulos that was fed to the Deep State FBI.
4. We now know ALL FOUR initiators of the Trump-Russia Collusion investigation were paid by Hillary Clinton or were donors to the Clinton Foundation.Here is a transcript of their interview from ABC.net:
ELLEN FANNING: I want to start by asking you: did you meet with George Papadopoulos in the Kensington Wine Bar in May of 2016? And if so, what did he say to you?
ALEXANDER DOWNER: Well, let me be blunt about this. Of course, it has been widely reported that I did. But I don’t think talking about it is going to help our relationship with the United States or make any contribution that will advance Australia’s interests. After all, this whole question of Russia and any relationship that Russians may have had at any stage with the Trump campaign team is a toxic issue in American politics. And I don’t think any of us really want to be dragged into that any more than we can help.
ELLEN FANNING: You say you don’t want to talk about it, so it sounds like it did occur. And, as you say, it has been widely reported. Here is what we think we know about it. It’s information independently verified by the New York Times and by the Sydney Morning Herald: and that is that Mr Papadopoulos told you that he had become aware that Russia had a dirt file on Hillary Clinton, based on hacked Democratic Party emails. Is that what he told you, very simply?
ALEXANDER DOWNER: Well, as I said, I am not going to go into granular detail like that. I am really not, because this issue plays into American politics in a really major way and I have no enthusiasm to play into American politics in the first place. And in the second place, I mean, I don’t think it’s in Australia’s interests that we do play into American politics, more than is necessary for our country.
ELLEN FANNING: All right. Well, can I ask you this, very simply: have you been interviewed or questioned or expect to be interviewed or questioned by the FBI or the Mueller investigation?
ALEXANDER DOWNER: I mean, it’s exactly the sort of question that I definitely wouldn’t answer.
From the Daily Wire:It was great learning about our inalienable right of #2A and how to properly use a gun. This was my first time ever touching a gun and it made me appreciate the #Constitution even more. My instructor was very informative; I learnt a lot. #2A is important and we need 2 preserve 2A pic.twitter.com/4rcOZbpl88— Kyle Kashuv (@KyleKashuv) April 21, 2018
On Friday, Parkland survivor Kyle Kashuv went to the gun range to learn to fire a gun for the first time, alongside his father. He tweeted this: According to Kyle, “My dad was there and I shot with an AR-15. After, I posted a few pictures and videos.”
Kashuv was quickly called out for visiting a gun range and posting about it by a variety of other students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. But that wasn’t the end of the story.
When Kyle went to school today, his principal informed him that other students had been upset by his posts, but that he hadn’t done anything wrong.
But according to Kyle, in the middle of the morning, events took a different turn: Near the end of third period, my teacher got a call from the office saying I need to go down and see a Mr. Greenleaf. I didn’t know Mr. Greenleaf, but it turned out that he was an armed school resource officer. I went down and found him, and he escorted me to his office. Then a second security officer walked in and sat behind me. Both began questioning me intensely. First, they began berating my tweet, although neither of them had read it; then they began aggressively asking questions about who I went to the range with, whose gun we used, about my father, etc. They were incredibly condescending and rude.
An app that has been dowloaded more than a thousand times on Google Play hooks up users with a selection of audio lectures and video addresses from American al-Qaeda recruiter Anwar al-Awlaki. Al-Awlaki, the New Mexico native who remains a powerful recruitment force spanning terrorist group loyalties, was killed in an airstrike in Yemen in 2011.
ISIS fighters frequently quote the leading al-Qaeda member online. Lone jihadists are often found to have consumed al-Awlaki lectures, including 2016 Chelsea bomber Ahmad Khan Rahimi and Abdul Razak Ali Artan, the Ohio State student who rammed pedestrians on campus in 2016.
In a November anti-extremism crackdown, YouTube pulled tens of thousands of videos of al-Awlaki’s myriad sermons and Q&As that had been uploaded to the site. A search on the site now finds al-Awlaki videos that were posted 3 to 4 months ago, after the company’s purge.
The Google Play app titled “Anwar Al Awlaki Lectures” is filed under “entertainment” and rated E for everyone. The app’s audio selections include “Stop Police Terror,” which was a Friday sermon delivered by al-Awlaki at the East London Masjid on Dec. 26, 2003, “The Experiences and Ultimate End of Those Who Followed and Opposed the Prophet,” “The Quran – The Book Of Tolerance,” “Brutality Towards Muslims,” “Giving and Investing in the Hereafter,” and “It’s a War against Islam.”
It also includes segments from al-Awlaki’s six-hour “Constants on the Path of Jihad” lecture, which has been cited as the jihadist recruitment and incitement material in numerous terrorism cases including the 2007 plot to attack Fort Dix: “Jihad will continue until the Day of Judgment,” “Jihad does not depend on an individual or individuals,” “Jihad is not dependent on a particular land,” “Jihad is not dependent on a battle,” “Victory is not limited to military victory.”
The app table of contents leaves out the sixth part of the “Constants” lecture: “Defeat in jihad does not necessarily mean military defeat.” The al-Awlaki videos include the 2010 interview he gave to al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula’s Al-Malahem Media, in which al-Awlaki praised the Fort Hood operation and called for more attacks on America.
“The Americans do not want an Islam that defends the causes of the Islamic nation, or an Islam that calls for jihad, for the implementation of the shari’a… they want an Islam that is American, liberal, democratic, peaceful, and civilized,” he said. An ISIS video is also included in the play list.
The Google Play app was last updated on Dec. 28 though the reviews indicate the app was available dating back to at least January 2017. It has a user rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars. One reviewer states that he or she has “been waiting ever since Google too [sic] down the anwar al awlaki app, I loved it so much. Alhamdulilah you have this app!!!!” “Greatest scholar of this generation,” added another….MEANWHILE:
Anti-White Guardian Paper Bans White People from Fictional Writing Competitionhttps://t.co/U28ICVpE9L— Defend Europa (@DefendEvropa) April 22, 2018
Canada: Muslim stabs ex-girlfriend 40 times, slits her throat, shoots her for “taking ownership of her life” https://t.co/j7fVvUPdFa pic.twitter.com/pabYhv2m9u— Robert Spencer (@jihadwatchRS) April 22, 2018
A 22-year-old woman who died last month at the hands of her ex-boyfriend was stabbed 40 times and had her throat slit before being shot twice as she tried to escape her attacker, police say.
Nadia El-Dib’s body was found behind a home in northeast Calgary on March 25. Her killer, Abderrahmane Bettahar, 21, died four days later in a shootout with RCMP officers near Edmonton.
Because there will be no trial and the case is considered closed, Calgary police released details of El-Dib’s last moments Wednesday at the request of her family.
Police say they believe Bettahar and El-Dib left a downtown shisha bar together at around 3 a.m. on March 25. Despite having dated in late 2017, the two weren’t in a relationship at the time, police say.
Around 4 a.m., El-Dib contacted a friend to tell them Bettahar was refusing to take her back to her car. Police say that fifteen minutes later, he parked behind a house in the 1000 block of Maitland Drive N.E., where Bettahar repeatedly stabbed El-Dib.
El-Dib managed to escape the vehicle, despite her injuries. Bettahar followed and shot her twice with a semi-automatic rifle that police say he purchased legally two weeks before the attack.
Evidence showed El-Dib was on the ground when Bettahar fired the second shot. El-Dib’s body wasn’t found until 9:30 a.m., despite several witnesses reporting hearing gunshots.
Her sister, Racha El-Dib, called Bettahar “a disturbed young man, who believed he had the right to murder her because she exercised her right of taking ownership of her life, body and soul, by saying no to a man who was persistent on being with her.”…
#BREAKING: @YETICoolers, which are highly popular among sportsmen, sides with far-left activists and cuts ties with the NRA.— Ryan Saavedra 🇺🇸 (@RealSaavedra) April 22, 2018
France: Arrest of woman wearing niqab triggers five nights of rioting and millions in damages https://t.co/66OP8nHaak— Voice of Europe (@V_of_Europe) April 22, 2018
Last Sunday, on 15 April, a police patrol in Toulouse arrested a niqab wearing woman because she refused to show her face. In France a law adopted in 2010 states that no one public spaces may wear clothing that hides their face.
The event took place in the city’s migrant populated Mirail suburb and sparked five consecutive nights of violence. Footage shows that the arrested woman is heavily resisting her arrest and she is shouting insults at the cops.
In a matter of minutes, a group of protesters rapidly formed and forced the cops to throw tear gas grenades to disperse the crowd. The woman was placed in custody and will be judged in mid-May for “rebellion, outrage and violence on a custodian person holding public authority”.
Unfortunately, the problems were just the beginning: In the same area, a few hours later, approximatively 100 rioters started to burn cars and containers. A police station in the area was attacked as well.
The cops were called, and a fight broke out between police and rioters. The police had to call the Republican Security Companies, a unit who specialize in crowd and riot control, and a helicopter.
A rioter, who was filming said in the video: “We were worried they weren’t coming (the cops), so we went to the commissariat to see if they’re ok. Apparently yes.” The riots took place from Sunday night to Thursday night.
As of right now, there have been: 23 arrests, 76 burned cars, 200 police mobilised and a 5th night of difficult sleep for the civilised habitants of the district.
Calling on the tech giant to use the “full economic force [of] Google for good”, Altman also suggested deleting the gmail accounts of Trump, his administration, and his aides for “abuse.”Altman – who is still employed by the tech giant – also called on Google to blacklist “alt-right’ sites on the Google ad network (she falsely included Breitbart News in this category — an assertion refuted by a Harvard and M.I.T. study), and take down all “alt right videos” from YouTube. She also called on the tech giant to remove “neo-Nazi sites such as ‘The Daily Stormer’” from the Google search index.
The Southern Poverty Law Center has removed an online list of “anti-Muslim extremists” after British Muslim reformer Maajid Nawaz threatened to sue the SPLC over his inclusion on the list.The list is the fourth article in two months the SPLC has deleted over accuracy concerns.The left-wing nonprofit first published the list in November 2016, offering it as a “field guide” to journalists.In addition to Nawaz, the list included Somali-born activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali, who advocates against female genital mutilation, among other issues. Ali blasted the SPLC’s “deeply offensive smears” in an August 2017 op-ed for The New York Times.
BREAKING - SAUDI ARABIA: Heavy gunfire and explosions reported outside Saudi’s King’s palace in Riyadh. King Salman has reportedly been evacuated to a safe bunker at a nearby Air Force base. Ongoing situation. pic.twitter.com/1Ab9eQ8ofc— Behind The News (@Behind__News) April 21, 2018
Reports of a shooting at Saudi king’s palace denied as rumor - A Saudi tweep posted a video refuting the claims of a gunfire saying "There is nothing here in the street. Enough with the rumors" pic.twitter.com/30Ki4r5eRU— Behind The News (@Behind__News) April 21, 2018
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Byron York: Trump's Demand for "Loyalty" Looks Different Now, Given That His First Meeting With Comey Consisted of Comey Basically Saying "We Have a Document Claiming You Paid Whores to Pee on Each Other and All the Media Wants Us to Help Them Publish It"
Which sounds a lot like blackmail -- something the FBI, especially under the corrupt leadership of J. Edgar Hoover, was very willing to engage in. Why would Trump wonder about the FBI director's loyalty?
Perhaps because in their first meeting, the FBI director dropped the Moscow sex allegation on Trump, followed immediately by its publication in the media.
It seems entirely reasonable for a president to wonder what was going on and whether the FBI director was loyal, not to the president personally, but to the confidentiality that is required in his role as head of the nation's chief investigative agency.
A few more things.
We had known earlier that Comey briefed Trump about the dossier one-on-one on January 6, 2017. But it was not until an interview Thursday with CNN's Jake Tapper that Comey revealed the conversation was only about the Moscow sex allegation. The other parts of the dossier -- about Paul Manafort, Michael Cohen, allegations of collusion -- Comey did not mention to the president-elect.
No wonder Trump associated the dossier with the Moscow sex story. We also know, from the new book Russian Roulette, by Michael Isikoff and David Corn, that immediately after the first Comey meeting, Trump thought the FBI was blackmailing him:
"Trump had seen this sort of thing before," they write. "Certainly, his old mentor Roy Cohn -- the notorious fixer for mobsters and crooked pols -- knew how this worked. So too did Comey's famous predecessor J. Edgar Hoover, who had quietly let it be known to politicians and celebrities that he possessed information that could destroy their careers in a New York minute."
York also points out that journalists are seizing on the idea that Trump seized upon the "golden showers" accusation, as if that means either he was especially concerned about that allegation because it was true or he was only concerned with that allegation because it was the only one that wasn't true -- that Trump was basically shrugging off the Russian Collusion allegations, because he knew, well, it's a fair cop.
Not so, points out York:
Trump focused on the golden showers allegations for the simple reason that Comey, by his own admission, only told him about the golden showers allegations.
He hid from Trump the Manafort, Page, etc. allegations.GO READ THE WHOLE THING.