Franklin Graham Has a Fiery Response to Pete Buttigieg About Christianity

Rev. Franklin Graham had a lot to say Wednesday to presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg over his numerous statements about the Christian faith.

Graham was specifically responding to the South Bend, Indiana, mayor’s comments about God not being on the side of any political party. . .

Buttigieg has used Christianity to criticize his political opponents as part of his presidential campaign, with Vice President Mike Pence as one of his favorite targets. The presidential frontrunner has tried to reframe Christianity to fit the policies of the Democratic party while questioning who is authentically Christian.

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Watch: Golan Heights Town to Be Named After President Trump

By Breitbart. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Tuesday that he is planning to name a community in the Golan Heights after President Trump, paying homage to the U.S. president’s recent decision to recognize the strategic plateau as Israeli territory.

“All Israelis were deeply moved when President Trump made his historic decision to recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights,” Netanyahu said in a statement. . .

The prime minister toured the Golan Heights with his wife Sara and their sons Yair and Avner during the intermediate days of Passover. They visited the ancient synagogue at Kfar Nahum and toured the Gamla Nature Reserve.

Trump made the decision to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights after “aggressive acts by Iran and terrorist groups, including Hezbollah, in southern Syria continue to make the Golan Heights a potential launching ground for attacks on Israel,” he said in statement in March. . .

Following Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital, Transportation Minister Israel Katz announced that a train station leading to the Western Wall would be named after Trump. (Read more from “Golan Heights Town to Be Named After President Trump” HERE)

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Netanyahu Wants to Name a Golan Heights Settlement After Trump

By New York Magazine. In late March, President Trump did Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu a solid by recognizing Israel’s sovereignty over the strategically valuable Golan Heights, an area the state has occupied since the Six-Day War of 1967. By acknowledging Israeli authority in the contentious region annexed from Syria, critics claim that Trump effectively campaigned for Netanyahu in the April 9 election. . .

Currently, around 50,000 people live in the area: Jewish settlers are about half of that, with Druze Arabs with Syrian roots making up the rest of the population. As the New York Times notes, over 30 Jewish settlements have been built in the Golan Heights since the ’67 war. Israel intends to settle the region heavily in the next few decades: By 2048, the state intends to build housing that would accommodate 250,000 Israelis. (Read more from “Netanyahu Wants to Name a Golan Heights Settlement After Trump” HERE)

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Woman Killed in Freak Meat Grinder Accident

By Breitbart. A unnamed Pennsylvania woman was killed on Monday after falling into a commercial meat grinder.

The unidentified 35-year-old victim was an employee with Economy Locker Storage Company, who authorities say was found by a co-worker investigating strange noises coming from the machine. Lycoming County coroner Charles Kiessling Jr. confirmed her death.

“We talked to the person who found her. He said he heard a noise and went to check on her and found her in the machine. He put the power down and called 911,” Kiessling said. “This is just a tragedy. She died inside the moving parts of the machine.” (Read more from “Woman Killed in Meat Grinder Accident” HERE)

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Pennsylvania Woman Killed After Falling Into Meat Grinder at Work

By ABC News. Lycoming County coroner Charles Kiessling Jr. confirmed the woman’s death in a phone interview with ABC News late Tuesday. He said the victim may have been standing on a set of wheeled stairs prior to the fatal accident.

“This is just a tragedy,” Kiessling said. “She died inside the moving parts of the machine.

“We talked to the person who found her. He said he heard a noise and went to check on her and found her in the machine. He put the power down and called 911,” he added.

He said there weren’t any witnesses around to offer details on how she may have ended up in the machine.

“I don’t know if she got caught with the moving parts and they pulled her in, or if she just slipped and fell,” Kiessling said, “I don’t know and there’s no way of determining that.” (Read more from “Pennsylvania Woman Killed After Falling Into Meat Grinder at Work” HERE)

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Russia Launches Huge ‘Doomsday’ Supersub After Threatening U.S.

Russia has launched its new Belgorod submarine, which is designed to carry devastating underwater nuclear drones.

Moscow’s development of nuclear-powered drones has been closely watched in recent years, amid concern that Russia could be adding a “doomsday” weapon capable of unleashing tidal waves to its arsenal.

During Tuesday’s visit to a military shipyard in St. Petersburg, President Vladimir Putin viewed the departure of the Belgorod sub at the Sevmash plant in Severodvinsk in northwestern Russia via a teleconference. . .

The Poseidon can target coastal areas with a heavy nuclear weapon, causing a devastating tsunami wave. Putin has said its tests have been successful.

He first mentioned the nuclear-powered drone among an array of other new weapons in a state-of-the-nation address last year, saying they would render U.S. missile defense systems useless.

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Bernie Sanders Seen in Unearthed Video Praising Castro

Unearthed video footage showed 2020 hopeful Bernie Sanders recalling his excitement surrounding the Cuban revolution in the 1950s.

“I remember, for some reason or another, being very excited when [former Cuban dictator] Fidel Castro made the revolution in Cuba,” he said, while speaking at the University of Vermont in 1986. . .

During that speech, Sanders said he almost had to “puke” when he saw former President John F. Kennedy push his opponent at the time, former President Richard Nixon, to be tougher on Cuba. “For the first time in my adult life, what I was seeing is the Democrats and Republicans … clearly that there really wasn’t a whole lot of difference between the two,” he said.

The video, which surfaced in February, was just the latest in a series that showed Sanders, I-Vt., a self-described “democratic socialist,” praising socialist societies.

Sanders’ other comments have included praising bread lines and Soviet public transportation; defending Castro as someone in Cuba who “he educated their kids, gave their kids health care, totally transformed the society”; and mocking criticism of the Marxist Sandinista regime in Nicaragua.

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John Brennan Must Be Held Accountable

The president has been exonerated on allegations of Russian collusion, and now, as investigators and the media pick up the pieces on the long-running hoax, more attention has turned to the major players behind the operation, including former CIA chief and current NBC “analyst” John Brennan, who played an integral role in the launch of the unprecedented surveillance operation — and the smear campaign thereafter — against the president, members of the Trump campaign, and Trump-connected individuals.

Brennan’s personal role in the Trump-Russia collusion saga dates back to at least the summer of 2016 (and perhaps even earlier) when he met with a top British intelligence chief to discuss Trump’s supposed ties to the Russians. Around the time of that meeting, and following its conclusion, American and foreign spies began to make contact with members of the Trump campaign, with some claiming to have access to Russian secrets involving the Hillary Clinton campaign. Brennan later seemed to take credit and defend the espionage operation, which again, relied on the dossier to legitimize spying on Americans.

Brennan, as CIA director, reportedly inserted the Clinton-funded-and-manufactured Steele dossier into a draft version of the highly scandalous Intelligence Community Assessment (ICA) on Russian interference, which was published under the auspices of Donald Trump’s political opponents in early January 2017, just two weeks before President-elect Trump took office.

In March, citing a “high-level source,” Sen. Rand Paul said that Brennan “insisted that the unverified and fake Steele dossier” be included in the ICA.

The intel assessment, which dramatically overstated the Kremlin’s 2016 campaign to interfere in American politics (in truth, Moscow engaged in an unsophisticated, low-funded propaganda campaign to sow discord), later served as the basis for special counsel’s Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election. The Mueller probe in turn served to delegitimize the president in the eyes of millions of Americans.

Brennan’s efforts to promulgate the Russia hoax did not stop when he left government. Since departing his post at the Central Intelligence Agency, Brennan has essentially dedicated his life and career to attempting to chip away at President Trump’s duly elected mandate to serve in the nation’s highest office.

On television and in prominent legacy media publications, Brennan establishes his bona fides as a former insider with secret information and a trusted voice of authority on the Russia probe, given his experience in the upper echelons of the American intelligence apparatus. Brennan regularly claimed that there was clear evidence of collusion in addition to the claims promulgated in the fraudulent dossier, leaving many to assume that he had obtained classified evidence that he was unable to disclose to the public. Brennan took his accusations a step further and, on TV and social media, began regularly accusing the president of committing treason against his country.

In an August column for the New York Times, the former CIA director wrote:

“Mr. Trump’s claims of no collusion are, in a word, hogwash.”

His Twitter account (Brennan describes himself as a “nonpartisan American” in his bio) is solely dedicated to targeting the president. Upon the release of the Mueller report, which cleared the president of colluding with Russia, Brennan insisted that there was indeed “much collusion with Russia yet insufficient evidence to to establish criminal conspiracy.”

The dust has finally settled, and Brennan’s nonstop campaign has failed, as President Trump has been fully exonerated of the always-preposterous and baseless allegations of Russian collusion. It has become quite clear that Brennan never had the goods that he promised. Instead, a hyper-political former intelligence chief betrayed the trust of the American people and appears to have leveraged his former duties — and later continued that campaign in public life — to launch an illegal soft coup attempt against the elected president. Will the former Obama CIA chief be held accountable for his putsch attempt against the sitting president of the United States? (For more from the author of “John Brennan Must Be Held Accountable for His Role in Advancing the Russia Hoax” please click HERE)

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Texas Border Experts Call Foul on Rules of Engagement for Troops at Border

Mexican soldiers detaining and disarming our active-duty soldiers on our own soil is a bigger story than what either the government or media is making of it. We spend roughly $716 billion on the military every year and spent trillions in the Middle East, but our own territory remains unsafe not only for our ranchers, but evidently for our own active-duty military.

Here’s what we know so far from NORTHCOM and from the serious incident report obtained by Newsweek. On April 13, in broad daylight, five or six Mexican soldiers crossed over the Rio Grande River, which is our definitive international border, forced two U.S. Army soldiers out of an unmarked Customs and Border Protection (CBP) truck, disarmed one of them, asserted that the U.S. soldiers were on Mexico’s territory, and left. Our government is very clear that our soldiers were on our side of the river, but they suggest that Mexican soldiers might have been confused about the border line. The State Department, CBP, and the Department of Defense (DOD) have all declined to comment on whether our government has solicited a response or an apology from the government in Mexico City.

While government officials will not provide more details, what we know raises some disturbing questions about both the intentions of these Mexican soldiers and the readiness, strategy, mindset, and rules of engagement of our military at the border. This incident further raises some uncomfortable questions about our government’s understanding of the border and willingness to confront the severity of the problem of the cartels and the rogue Mexican army units covering for them, according to two Texas border experts who spoke to CR.

Jaeson Jones, a retired captain of the Texas Department of Public Safety’s Intelligence and Counterterrorism Division, told CR that he is deeply concerned about this incident. “While those of us who have been stationed in west Texas and worked the border for decades understand the regular reality of Mexican military incursions and ops testing our positions, this latest incident is in fact more alarming,” he said.

Jones emphatically believes that these were rogue Mexican soldiers engaged in operations on behalf of the cartels to test the strength and tactics of our recently deployed military.

“I can assure you that cartel leadership working the area were debriefed as to the type of weapons and communications our soldiers were carrying: [Whether] the vehicle was armored and the level of resistance the Mexican military received from our soldiers. The response time would have also been measured as to how long it took for backup to arrive post-incident. Cartel operations on U.S. soil are very calculated. They involve tradecraft and the utilization of encrypted communications to monitor all U.S law enforcement in the area.”

What did the Mexican military and cartels learn from this incident? Jones told me that from years of debriefing top cartel members, he is confident they are “testing our defensive capabilities at the border and protecting shipments of contraband for the cartels.”

“We have seen again and again where corrupt Mexican military units working for the Mexican cartels provide counter surveillance, intelligence, tradecraft, and technical equipment to protect narcotics being smuggled into the United States.”

Jones was very critical of the lack of preparation of our military and said the cartels have now learned that even when we send down active-duty troops, “our U.S. soldiers on the border are a paper tiger.”

“Most concerning is that our soldiers are not given the weapons needed to protect themselves, nor are they granted the authority to conduct detentions while assigned to the border. I have said this for years as someone who has assigned my intelligence officers to train our incredible soldiers with the National Guard and Counterdrug National Guard forces on the cartels’ capabilities prior to deployment. If we as Americans are going to send these great soldiers into harm’s way, we need to give all of them the equipment to protect themselves and the authority to do the job.”

Col. Dan Steiner, a retired Air Force veteran who served as the director of joint operations for Texas military forces until 2010, is equally concerned about this development. As a man who directed coordination between the Texas Military Forces and NORTHCOM for many years, which included joint coordination with Mexican military units, Steiner is not buying the narrative that these were non-corrupted Mexican soldiers who just happened to get lost in the brush and mistakenly thought our soldiers were on their soil.

First of all, this was 2:00 p.m., not midnight in a rainstorm. How do Mexican soldiers dismount their vehicle, cross the river, encounter a vehicle, and then get called back to their vehicle, and the whole thing was just “confusion”?

He noted that given the size of the unit and location of the soldiers, “They were probably infantry, if not special ops, in a small-team unit movement, which means it’s bullcrap that they didn’t know they crossed the river.”

Steiner observes that the fact that none of the soldiers had markings or patches indicating they were part of the military is a “dead giveaway” that this was likely a “sanitized mission” as part of a special operation to cover for the cartels.

“Why did five to six Mexican soldiers not have all their proper identification on their uniforms? In our world, that’s called a sanitized mission. So, if we are to assume that SEDENA [the Mexican army] was running a sanitized operation on the border, then we must assume that the kind of soldiers that will do that mission are trained to the point that they sure as hell would have known if they crossed that river or not. So, there’s something else to the story. And it sure the hell is not accidental encounter.”

Steiner also ruled out the idea that this could have been some routine patrol scouting out drug routes against the cartels and that they just crossed wires with our military. “If they were on routine patrol, think about how you put an operational mission together. If you design an op and your operation is designed upon eight four-man teams who are going to check the border in this sector to do this, this, and this, well … SEDENA has a deconfliction team at NORTHCOM to sort that out. Why wouldn’t NORTHCOM know that from, say, the 21st to the fifth of the month, we’re going to do this operation in this area, and NORTHCOM says, ‘Cool, we’ll do an operation in that same area as you guys are doing it to help you out.’”

“If NORTHCOM is sitting there saying it was just a misunderstanding and confusion, then tell me the rest of the story – were you guys doing a joint operation and the ground soldiers got it screwed up, or did you not know about it and now you’re just making up some lame-ass story about bushes and barely any water and these guys walk across the river at two o’clock in the afternoon?”

“Come on, if you’re gonna do a cover story, you gotta do better than that,” said the skeptical Steiner.

Regardless of the intent and strategy of the Mexican soldiers, Steiner was also befuddled by the strategy of our military to set up a mobile observational listening post in such a vulnerable position. “Why were our soldiers in an unmarked vehicle when they were trying to be a physical deterrent with their physical presence? I never wrote a mission that way. Why were they only armed with a handgun for their rules of engagement with the probability of running into drug cartels who are armed to the teeth? … I don’t understand that. That was a stupid politically driven decision, probably at the operational level.”

When Steiner coordinated a Texas National Guard operation in 2008, he made it clear that “our starting point was that any soldier who goes to the border goes with a long gun and a handgun.”

“I can guarantee you we never had guys on the border in an unmarked vehicle with nothing but a handgun. That part of that story hit me square in the face. That tells you how reluctant everyone is to really press the issue.”

The tepid response is most concerning to Steiner from the standpoint of international deterrent to Russia, China, and other enemies who will seek to further entrench themselves in our backyard to destabilize our sovereignty. “The most dangerous thing is that our enemies understand and look for our vulnerabilities. And if I want you out [of] the Pacific, if I want you to stop worrying about the future of NATO, or anything else, I’m going to create a fire in your backyard.”

The ultimate question is this: Why hasn’t our military taken control of our border and established a buffer zone, where the central Mexican government clearly lacks control anyway, so that not a single inch of American soil is unsafe or vulnerable to external security threats? This is a question Rep. Chip Roy, who represents part of south central Texas, asked on Twitter in response to this Mexican incursion into our territory.

We spend $46 billion a year on Afghanistan at the drop of a hat, but won’t do what needs to be done at our own border against those who directly threaten us. Sadly, things will likely have to get worse until it becomes politically viable to treat our own border with the same seriousness with which we regard the security of the perimeter around Kabul. (For more from the author of “Texas Border Experts Call Foul on Rules of Engagement for Troops at Border” please click HERE)

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Heavily Armed Men Escort Migrants Across U.S. Border, Surveillance Video Shows

New government video obtained by Fox News shows heavily armed men at the U.S.-Mexico border escorting a migrant mother and son into the United States. Border Patrol officials told Fox News this is an unusual event and express concern that it will become a more regular occurrence – possibly leading to violence.

U.S. Border Patrol surveillance cameras caught the armed smugglers escort the migrant family at 10 p.m. Saturday near the town of Lukeville in the southwest corner of Arizona.

The video shows four to five men in full tactical gear and masks — carrying long guns and AK-47 assault rifles – escort a Guatemalan woman and her 8-year-old child under a vehicle barrier. The armed escorts turned back across the border. The woman and child turned themselves into border agents, who responded to the incursion.

The area is almost identical to where last week agents apprehended 399 Guatemalan immigrants who arrived in several buses just a 100 yards from the border. The area contains no pedestrian fence and is adjacent to the busy Highway 2 in Sonora, Mexico.

Their nighttime entry under the cover of darkness contrasts with the bold daytime illegal crossings that have become common since migrants realized the U.S. is seemingly powerless to prevent “catch and release.” It also took advantage of forces spread thin along the border due to the surge of Central American unaccompanied children and families. Recently, border patrol cameras have captured video of cartel-operated drones monitoring their movement. (Read more from “Heavily Armed Men Escort Migrants Across U.S. Border, Surveillance Video Shows” HERE)

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Hillary Says Trump ‘Certainly’ Should Have Been Indicted…Here’s How POTUS Responded

By Townhall. President Trump tweeted out a response to Clinton via a Rush Limbaugh soundbite. In the Fox News clip he shared, Limbaugh says Clinton is “the last person” who should be mandating what happens to Trump, considering she has been repeatedly “rejected” by the American people.

At the TIME 100 summit in New York Tuesday afternoon, Hillary Clinton said Donald Trump is lucky he’s president. Special counsel Robert Mueller’s final report on the Russia investigation concluded that Trump at no point colluded to win the 2016 election, but it did leave open some questions about his behavior and whether it amounted to obstruction of justice.

Clinton intoned that anyone else would not have gotten off so scot-free. . .

Trump Jr. shared some of her unfortunate laundry list, before dubbing her the worst presidential candidate “in history.”

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Hillary Clinton: Anyone Other Than Trump Would Have Been Indicted for Obstruction

By Fox News. Hillary Clinton said Tuesday she believes Donald Trump would have been indicted in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe if he weren’t president, though stopped short of calling for his impeachment.

Clinton, the Democratic nominee for president in 2016, argued during a Q&A session in New York that Mueller’s report “could not be clearer” in making the case Trump tried to obstruct the Russia investigation — even though Mueller did not come to an explicit conclusion on that question.

“I think there’s enough there that any other person who had engaged in those acts would certainly have been indicted,” Clinton said at the “Time 100 Summit.” “But because of the rule in the Justice Department that you can’t indict a sitting president, the whole matter of obstruction was very directly sent to the Congress.”

Clinton, who was defeated by Trump in the election, said it’s too early to call for Trump’s impeachment. She said she supports Congress investigating Mueller’s findings “based on evidence” and without a “preordained conclusion.”

After a thorough examination in Congress, Clinton said, “If at that point they believe high crimes and misdemeanors have been committed, then I think it is the obligation of the Congress to put forward articles of impeachment.” (Read more from “Hillary Clinton: Anyone Other Than Trump Would Have Been Indicted for Obstruction” HERE)

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Woman Wakes up After 27 Years in a Coma

A woman from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) who was seriously injured in a traffic accident in 1991 has made a seemingly miraculous recovery after emerging from a 27-year-long coma.

Munira Abdulla, who was aged 32 at the time of the accident, suffered a severe brain injury after the car she was travelling in collided with a bus on the way to pick up her son from school.

Omar Webair, who was then just four years old, was sitting in the back of the vehicle with her, but was left unscathed as his mother cradled him in her arms moments before the accident.

Ms Abdulla – who was being driven by her brother-in-law – was left seriously injured, but last year regained consciousness in a German hospital.

Omar has opened up about the accident and about his mother’s progress following years of treatment in an interview with the UAE-based newspaper The National. (Read more from “Woman Wakes up After 27 Years in a Coma” HERE)

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