Trump criticizes Roger Stone guilty verdict...

President Donald Trump on Friday criticized the guilty verdicts against Republican operative Roger Stone, suggesting that his longtime confidant was the victim of a “double standard” that allowed Trump’s enemies such as Hillary Clinton and former special counsel Robert Mueller to escape prosecution.

Hamas Claims It Has ‘Thousands of Missiles,’ Miles of Underground Terror Tunnels

Terror group vows destruction of Tel Aviv amid latest wave of violence

SEC. 202. PEACE DAYS.

"The Secretary shall encourage citizens to observe and celebrate the blessings of peace and endeavor to create peace on Peace Days. Such days shall include discussions of the professional activities and the achievements in the lives of peacemakers."

California Undercover Agents Staking Out Nevada Gun Shows

Undercover California law enforcement agents are prowling gun shows in Nevada, watching for attendees with California license plates on their cars. This article from the LA Times emphasizes that they’re looking for buyers bringing “assault weapons” and “high capacity” magazines back home.

Major Solar Storm To Strike Earth This Week As "Black Supermoon" Looms

An absolutely massive hole has formed in the upper atmosphere of the Sun, and our planet will align with that hole later this week.  Once the alignment happens, Earth will be bombarded by a “solar storm”, and nobody is quite sure yet how bad it will be.  If the storm is relatively minor, we could just experience a few disruptions to satellite communications and see some pretty lights in the sky.  

EU's GPS satellites have been down for four days in mysterious outage

Galileo, the EU's global navigation satellite system, has been down for four days, since July 11, following a mysterious outage. All Galileo satellites are still non-operational, at the time of writing...

Military’s mission doesn’t include enforcement, so smugglers cross Rio Grande right in front of them

Does the United States military exist only to defend the borders of foreign countries in the Middle East or is it allowed to defend the borders of the U.S. against terrorist cartels, espionage, infiltrations, and smuggling? 

TRUMP ORDERED ATTACK... THEN PULLED BACK!

(Bloomberg) -- President Donald Trump said he called off retaliatory strikes on three Iranian sites following the downing of a U.S. Navy drone because the action would not have been “proportionate.” 

‘They have to get the shots’: Trump, once a vaccine skeptic, changes his tune amid measles outbreaks

“They have to get the shots. The vaccinations are so important,” Trump told reporters as he left the White House. “This is really going around now. They have to get their shots.” 

'Dark day for internet freedom': EU lawmakers approve controversial copyright reform

The European Parliament has voted to adopt the highly controversial Article 13 provision which would govern the production and distribution of content online under the auspices of increasing copyright protections. 

China war drills: US commandos capture Japanese island to show Beijing they’re ‘not kidding around’

US special forces, aided by F-35 stealth fighters and rocket artillery units, have practiced capturing a small Japanese island as part of a new operational concept to counter China in the Indo-Pacific theater. 

Joint Chiefs Chairman: Google ‘Is Indirectly Benefiting The Chinese Military’

 WASHINGTON (CBS SF / CNN) — America’s top general said Thursday that Mountain View-based Google’s work in China “is indirectly benefiting the Chinese military.” 

Israeli Army Strikes in Gaza After Rockets Target Tel Aviv in First Since 2014 War

No injuries or damage on Israeli side reported. Hamas, Islamic Jihad deny involvement. Netanyahu held emergency security consultation.IDF spokesman says army 'surprised' by escalation.

“ALL OPTIONS ARE OPEN”: TRUMP THREATENS TO USE THE U.S. MILITARY TO INVADE VENEZUELA

 

There is always a very high price for intervening militarily in other countries, and the price for invading Venezuela would be very high indeed...

Last month, 35-year-old Juan Guaido declared himself to be the new president of Venezuela, and since that time 50 countries have recognized him as the legitimate leader of the country.  But Russia, China and much of the rest of the world still recognizes Nicolas Maduro, and Maduro is absolutely determined to remain in power.  The Venezuelan military appears to be fully backing Maduro, and that is going to make it extremely difficult to remove him.  On Monday, President Trump ramped up pressure on Maduro by telling the world that “all options are open” when it comes to regime change in Venezuela… 

Justice Department opens probe into Jeffrey Epstein's plea deal

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department has launched an investigation into how federal government lawyers handled the case of a wealthy Florida man accused of having sex with underage girls, a DOJ official confirmed Thursday.

Big Telecom Sold Highly Sensitive Customer GPS Data Typically Used for 911 Calls

A Motherboard investigation has found that around 250 bounty hunters and related businesses had access to AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint customer location data.

NEW SITE EXPOSES HOW APPLE CENSORS APPS IN CHINA

A new website exposes the extent to which Apple cooperates with Chinese government internet censorship, blocking access to Western news sources, information about human rights and religious freedoms, and privacy-enhancing apps that would circumvent the country’s pervasive online surveillance regime. 

Financial Blacklisting: NewsGuard Advises Advertisers to Avoid Pro-Trump Media

NewsGuard, the news-flitering browser extension recently partnered with Microsoft and run by neo-conservatives, Obama-Clinton alumni, and other assorted Trump haters, has advised advertisers to withdraw their business from websites on its blacklist of “unreliable” news websites — a list that includes Breitbart News, The Drudge Report, and the Daily Mail.

Venezuelan general urges military to disavow Maduro as opposition stages rallies

 

CARACAS, Feb 2 (Reuters) - An active Venezuelan general called on the armed forces to rebel against President Nicolas Maduro and to recognize the opposition leader Juan Guaido as interim chief as pressure at home and abroad grows on the head of state to step down.

In a video circulating on Twitter on Saturday, General Francisco Yanez of the air force's high command, said most of the armed forces already disavowed Maduro, who claims he is victim of a coup directed by the United States.

Forty years since revolution, Iran taunts 'declining' America

 DUBAI (Reuters) - Forty years after its revolution, Iran has no fear of a “declining” America, a senior cleric said on Friday at the start of official commemorations of the uprising that made the country a permanent enemy of the United States.