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A barrage of 59 Tomahawk missiles fire from US navy vessels in the Mediterranean hit Al Shayrat airbase near Homs in the early hours of Friday. US President Donald Trump said the strike was ordered in retaliation for the suspected chemical weapons attack carried out by the Syrian regime on a rebel village in Idlib province which killed more than 80 people.
The strike was conducted using Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles (TLAMs) launched from the destroyers USS Porter and USS Ross in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. A total of 59 TLAMs targeted aircraft, hardened aircraft shelters, petroleum and logistical storage, ammunition supply bunkers, air defense systems, and radars.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and a delegation of mostly Democratic lawmakers arrived in Jordan to meet with top Jordanian officials on Syria.
A statement from the Speaker’s office Saturday said Pelosi and Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.), Rep. Bernie Thompson (D-Miss.), Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), Rep. Ron Kind (D-Wis.), Rep. Susan Davis (D-Calif.), Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-Mass.), Rep. Elaine Luria (D-Vt.), and Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) arrived in the country to meet with King Abdullah II and other officials.
She said that they “expressed our continued appreciation for the strategic partnership between the U.S. and Jordan and engaged in a constructive dialogue on regional stability, counterterrorism, security cooperation, Middle East peace, economic development and other shared challenges.”
originally posted by: Creep Thumper
a reply to: PilSungMtnMan
We'd have to understand what it is they want. Until then it's all speculation.
I never understood the drive for power, so I'm not equipped to understand them if this is their motivation.
I wanted to let you know what happened today. My lawyer Parretta went to the US Embassy in Rome to deposit the criminal complaint that I anticipated to you and which I re-attach for brevity.
After making him waiting outside the entrance, one of the officers took the complaint from him and brought it into some office. After some time, while Parretta was still waiting outside, this guy came back and said the Embassy would not accept such deposit.
Embarassed and upset, Parretta asked how could it be possible that the Embassy would not accept a complaint signed by an American citizen (Francesca Occhionero) which details serious crimes against US cyber space. They just didn’t provide any answers.
originally posted by: Creep Thumper
a reply to: liveandlearn
Frankly, I have a lot of problems with a huge Dem Congressional group making a trip of this kind. To me it smacks of partisan politics subverting the legitimate US government.
Propaganda Due (P2) was a Masonic lodge under the Grand Orient of Italy, founded in 1877. Its Masonic charter was withdrawn in 1976, and it transformed into a clandestine, pseudo-Masonic, ultraright organization operating in contravention of Article 18 of the Constitution of Italy that banned secret associations.
P2 was implicated in numerous Italian crimes and mysteries, including the collapse of the Vatican-affiliated Banco Ambrosiano, the murders of journalist Mino Pecorelli and banker Roberto Calvi, and corruption cases within the nationwide bribe scandal Tangentopoli.
P2 was sometimes referred to as a "state within a state" or a "shadow government". The lodge had among its members prominent journalists, members of parliament, industrialists, and military leaders—including Silvio Berlusconi, who later became Prime Minister of Italy; the Savoy pretender to the Italian throne Victor Emmanuel; and the heads of all three Italian intelligence services (at the time SISDE, SISMI and CESIS).
originally posted by: dashen
If I were an Alien from outer space and wanted to control the largest power on earth, what would I do? First I would control the all Media, and academia, then I would infiltrate the government at every level. I think their here. See where I'm going with this?