Due to sheer laziness, I did not try to update this blog to reflect the biggest stories day by day. Now that the week is just about over, I hope to have some perspective on whether it was really a “week to remember.”
Anons on the chans have been talking about the following stories:
WASHINGTON — A U.S. warship on Thursday destroyed an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz after it threatened the ship, President Donald Trump said. The incident marked a new escalation of tensions between the countries less than one month after Iran downed an American drone in the same waterway and Trump came close to retaliating with a military strike.
In remarks at the White House, Trump blamed Iran for a “provocative and hostile” action and said the U.S. responded in self-defense. Iran’s foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, told reporters as he arrived for a meeting at the United Nations that “we have no information about losing a drone today.”
The clash in one of the busiest waterways for international oil traffic highlighted the risk of war between two countries at odds over a wide range of issues. After Trump pulled the United States out of the Iran nuclear deal last year and imposed additional economic sanctions, the Iranians have pushed back on the military front, allegedly sabotaging Saudi and other oil tankers in the Gulf, shooting down a U.S. drone on June 20 and stepping up support for Houthi rebels in Yemen.
Adding to the economic pressure on Tehran, the Treasury Department said Thursday it was imposing sanctions on what it called a network of front companies and agents involved in helping Iran buy sensitive materials for its nuclear program. It said the targeted individuals and entities are based in Iran, China and Belgium.
Trump said the Navy’s USS Boxer, an amphibious assault ship, took defensive action after the Iranian aircraft closed to within 1,000 yards of the ship and ignored multiple calls to stand down.
Liberian-flagged oil tanker Mesdar has reportedly not been seized by Iranian officials, military sources told Iran’s Tasnim News Agency on Friday.
Despite reports and remarks from UK Foreign Secretary that Mesdar had been detained by Iran, regional military officials have indicated that the vessel was never seized by Iran, rather it was left off with a warning after reportedly disobeying regulations.
“Despite reports, the ship has not been seized … and was allowed to continue its course after being warned about safety issues by Iranian forces,” Tasnim’s report reads.
According to the Fars News Agency, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps had issued warnings against oil tanker Mesdar over its adherence to safe navigation practices and environmental standards.
Moments prior, Hunt had indicated in a statement that the Mesdar tanker had been seized in the Strait of Hormuz following reports of the Steno Impero had been detained. “These seizures are unacceptable,” Hunt said before noting that he was “extremely concerned.”
Mueller witness George Nader charged with transporting 14-year-old boy for sex, child porn
George Nader, who was a key witness in special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe, has been charged in a new federal indictment with transporting a 14-year-old boy for sex, child porn, and carrying obscene materials into the United States.
Nader, 60, already was in jail after his arrest in early June on a charge of transporting child pornography.
Nader helped arrange a January 2017 meeting in the Seychelles between Erik Prince and Kirill Dmitriev, the head of Russia’s sovereign wealth fund, who reported directly to Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to Mueller’s report on his investigation.
Ex-pharma chief charged with flooding Appalachian towns with opioids
Anthony Rattini accused of ignoring evidence of opioids’ harm
Charges mark shift in effort to hold drug firms to account
Federal authorities accused Miami-Luken of shipping huge quantities opioid pills to pharmacies in rural towns over several years despite warnings. Photograph: John Minchillo/AP
Federal prosecutors have charged a former president of a major pharmaceutical distributor with flooding parts of Appalachia with millions of opioid pills while ignoring evidence they were driving addiction and death.
FBI Reveals Murdered Arkansas Senator Planned to Expose Child Pornography, Child Sex Trafficking Syndicate: FEDS PROBE
Strange Financial Transactions Between Les Wexner and Jeffery Epstein
Bloomberg Finance’s article “More Questions on How Jeffery Epstein Got Island-Owning Rich” looks at transactions conducted by Wexner and Epstein that may have been to put money in Epstein’s pocket.
“But the L Brands financial disclosure documents from the 1990s and 2000s suggest that their relationship was even closer than that. In Schedule 13D documents filed with the SEC from that era, Epstein is listed as a trustee — sometimes with Wexner, sometimes by himself — on a handful of Wexner trusts, including several for Wexner’s children. Some of the transactions in the 13Ds raise the possibility that Wexner may have paid Epstein by letting him sell L Brands stock out of those trusts.”
It goes on to say:
“It is possible that the sale was simply a diversification move — though, as I noted earlier, Epstein had never registered with the SEC as an investment professional. It seems more likely that it was a way to put money in Epstein’s pocket. There are a half-dozen 13Ds that show a similar pattern: Wexner transfers L Brands stock from a trust he solely controls to one where Epstein is a trustee. Within days, the Epstein-managed trust sold the stock. (An L Brands spokesperson would not respond to any questions about Epstein’s involvement in Wexner’s trusts.)”
An example of such a transaction can be seen here:
8.8 millions shares of The Limited, Inc. stock were transferred from Wexner-owned trusts into another trust called “ASW Investments”, which then contributed that stock to Delaware corporation “ASW Holdings, Inc.” (Jeffery Epstein is shown as the president.) ASW Holdings sold the stock in a private sale to Bear Stearns.
Judge appears to have put hands around target’s neck:
Episode 1: The Secrets of Ilhan Omar
Include this Gateway Pundit article telling that she could face 40YRS and or deportation:
SHE’S TOAST: Latest Report by David Steinberg Describes Ilhan Omar’s 8 Instances of Perjury – Could Face 40 Years in Prison or Deportation
Jim Hoft by Jim Hoft July 18, 2019
Rep. Omar committed at least eight instances of perjury going back to 2009. The charges could carry up to 40 years of prison time or deportation.
I can not stress enough the importance of people needing to realize that Epstein was caught sharing an aircraft identification number with a military helicopter being operated by Dyncorp International (private military company), the same Dyncorp that was caught MULTIPLE TIMES TRAFFICKING CHILDREN.
>have an aircraft
>use another aircaft’s ID that is somewhat immune to inspections and regulations (millitary!)
* LATEST DEVELOPMENTS *
Quick DynCorp research. Owned by Cerberus (creepy, the guardian of the underworld???) Capital Management. Owned by billionaire Steve Feinberg. What is ole Mr. Feinberg up to the days?
Well he was just appointed last year as the head of Trump’s Intelligence Advisory Board.
WE ARE SO CLOSE TO EXPOSING THE GLOBAL TRAFFICKING NETWORK OF THE ELITE IT’S NOT FUNNY.
THIS IS WHY EPSTEIN IS BEING PROTECTED, HE WORKS WITH US MILITARY CONTRACTORS. THIS WHOLE THING MAKES SENSE WHEN YOU REALIZE THE PENTAGON WAS ALREADY CAUGHT BUYING CHILD PORN IN THE EARLY 2000s!!!!!
** THEY ARE ALL CONNECTED **
** D.C. IS THE GLOBAL CHILD TRAFFICKING RING **
THIS EXPLAINS THE PODESTA CASE
THIS EXPLAINS THE FRANKLIN COVERUP
THIS EXPLAINS US COLONEL MICHAEL AQUINO’S PEDO CULT
THIS EXPLAINS SENATOR NANCY SCHAEFFERS ASSASSINATION
** IT’S ALL FUCKING CONNECTED **
Ghislaine Maxwell jettisoned her environmental nonprofit just days after her longtime associate Jeffrey Epstein was arrested on sex trafficking charges.
She had founded the TerraMar Project in 2012, to encourage the conservancy of the high seas.
Business Insider reviewed the nonprofit’s tax documents and found that Maxwell had been pouring thousands of dollars into the venture.
Embattled socialite Ghislaine Maxwell seemingly sank her own oceanic conservancy group less than a week after her longtime associate Jeffrey Epstein was arrested on sex trafficking charges.
Maxwell has been accused of acting as the convicted sexual predator’s accomplice, recruiting underage girls and abusing them alongside Epstein — allegations that she publicly denied in 2015. The British native is the youngest child of late media mogul Robert Maxwell, who died in 1991 while cruising on the “Lady Ghislaine,” a yacht named for his daughter. For years, she was also vocal in the press about her passion for oceanic conservancy.
Now her venture, the TerraMar Project, appears to have been swept off by the tide of scrutiny and criticism that sprung up in the wake of Epstein’s arrest.
The nonprofit’s stated intent, according to tax documents published on ProPublica and reviewed by Business Insider, was “to create a global ocean community to give a voice to the least protected, most ignored part of our planet — the high seas.” Business Insider’s emails to Maxwell’s legal representatives were not returned.
List of alleged bad guys:
A journalist traveled to Ilhan Omar’s homeland of Somalia to challenge stereotypes and prove the country was “beautiful,” only to end up being killed by terrorists.
Before President Trump’s tweetstorm in which he encouraged Omar to go back and fix her own country, Somali-Canadian journalist Hodan Nalayeh was trying to do precisely that.
Nalayeh returned to the country of her birth to tell “uplifting” stories about Somalia, according to the Washington Post.
The journalist became well known for her relentlessly positive tweets about Somalia. Just one week ago, she lauded the “beauty” of the place.
One respondent praised her for “countering the doom narrative propagated by many about Somalia”.
Another Somali writer praised her portraying an image of the country radically different from the stereotype of “victims trapped in a vicious circle of conflicts”.
During a video tour on her YouTube channel of the town of Kismayo, Nalayeh said she was hopeful the area could be rebuilt and revived, “Because this place is beautiful!”
On Friday last week, Nalayeh was killed in that very same town when al-Shabab militants stormed the Asasey Hotel in Kismayo.