According to a *State Department report, the Assad regime executes ... then burns the bodies in a crematorium near Damascus before disposing of the remains in a mass grave. Speaking at the International Ground Warfare and Logistics Conference in Latrun near Modiin on Tuesday, the site of the memorial to IDF tank units, Galant said the time had come to rid the world of Assad.
*Report: US accuses Assad of burning thousands in crematoria – US reveals Syria regime has set up crematorium at prison near Damascus, executes up to 50 people at prison every week.
Because EMP destroys electronics instead of blasting cities, even some analysts in Germany and Japan, among the most anti-nuclear nations, regard EMP attacks as an acceptable use for nuclear weapons. High-altitude EMP attack entails detonating a nuclear weapon at 30-400 kilometers altitude—above the atmosphere, in outer space, so high that no nuclear effects, not even the sound of the explosion, would be experienced on the ground, except EMP. An EMP attack will kill far more people than nuclear blasting a city through indirect effects—by blacking out electric grids and destroying life-sustaining critical infrastructures like communications, transportation, food and water—in the long run. But the millions of fatalities likely to eventually result from EMP will take months to develop, as slow starvation.
In January, Yedioth revealed that US intelligence officials warned their Israeli counterparts that Trump’s ties to Russia could pose a security threat, and described a meeting between US and Israeli intelligence officials in which the Americans indicated to Israel they should be cautious in sharing information with Trump’s White House. The paper reported that the Americans had assessed that Russia had some kind of leverage over Trump, but did not go into details. TimesofIsrael [our ‘friends’ at Idiot]
Putin offers WH transcript to Congress, if Trump agrees. Vladimir Putin said he would be willing to give Congress the records from President Trump's Oval Office meeting last week with Russian Foreign Secretary Sergey Lavrov and Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, if the White House approves, according to multiple media reports. Putin dismissed the notion that Trump shared sensitive intelligence with Russia as "stupid" and "dangerous" while speaking at a joint news conference with the Italian prime minister Wednesday, adding that there is "no other explanation" for the reports other than "political schizophrenia."
President Trump took to Twitter on Tuesday to defend his reported decision to give classified intelligence information to Russia, in a statement that appeared to contradict earlier denials by White House officials, who had said he had not let slip any secrets. Trump said he has “the absolute right” to share information and had done so in order to encourage the Russians to “greatly step up their fight against ISIS & terrorism.” TimesofIsrael
While NBC and CNN joined the rest of the media in rushing to condemn the Trump White House over an unconfirmed Washington Post report that the President inadvertently shared classified information with Russian officials, guests on both networks provided important context that the Obama administration intentionally shared classified intelligence with Russia less than a year ago. Newsbusters
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