November 26, 2018 Truth2Freedom Briefing Report (US•World•Christian)

REUTERS

President Donald Trump said on Monday that Mexico should send migrants seeking asylum in the United States back to their home countries, a day after U.S. authorities shut the country’s busiest southern border crossing and fired tear gas into the crowd.

President Trump tweeted on Saturday that migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border would stay in Mexico until their asylum claims were individually approved in U.S. courts, but Mexico’s incoming government denied they had struck any deal.

President Donald Trump’s administration on Friday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review lower court rulings blocking a policy barring certain transgender people from military service, declining to wait for decisions from federal appeals courts currently considering the issue.

Russia ignored Western calls to release three Ukrainian naval ships and their crews it fired on and captured near Crimea and accused Kiev of plotting with its Western allies to provoke a conflict.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed a decree on Monday to introduce martial law for 60 days, a statement on his website said, though it needs parliamentary approval to come into force.

Qatar expects six F-15 war planes will be delivered to its air force by March 2021, the first batch of 36 it agreed to buy from the United States last year in a deal worth $12 billion.

The global chemical weapons agency will investigate an alleged gas attack in Syria’s Aleppo that reportedly wounded 100 people on Saturday, a source said on Monday.

The United Arab Emirates on Monday pardoned and released a British academic jailed for life on spying charges, granting a request for clemency after showing a video of him purportedly confessing to membership of the UK’s MI6 intelligence service.

GM will cut car production, stop building several low-selling car models, and slash its North American workforce, marking its biggest restructuring in North America since its bankruptcy.

Argentina is on the verge of signing a deal with the United States that would allow two-way trade of fresh beef for the first time in nearly two decades, the South American country’s international trade secretary, Marisa Bircher, told Reuters.

Saudi Arabia raised oil production to an all-time high in November, an industry source said on Monday, as U.S. President Donald Trump piled pressure on the kingdom to refrain from production cuts at an OPEC meeting next week.

AP Top Stories

NASA’s first spacecraft built to explore the deep interior of another world streaked toward a landing scheduled for Monday on a vast, barren plain on Mars, carrying instruments to detect planetary heat and seismic rumblings never measured anywhere but Earth.

The devastating Camp fire ― a massive blaze that engulfed more than 153,000 acres, killing at least 85 people and destroying nearly 14,000 homes in northern California ― is 100 percent contained, fire officials said Sunday.

French police fired tear gas and water cannons to disperse violent demonstrators in Paris on Saturday, as thousands gathered in the capital and beyond and staged road blockades to vent anger against rising fuel taxes.

Somalia was hit by two violent attacks Monday, one killing an Islamic cleric and 17 of his followers for playing music and a second killing at least six people in a car bomb blast in the capital, Mogadishu, police said.

Indian officers had a nervous long-distance face-off with the tribe who killed an American missionary, in their latest bid to locate his body on a remote island, police said Sunday.

India on Monday paid tribute to the more than 160 people killed in a 2008 Islamist militant attack on the city of Mumbai, the 10th anniversary of an assault that raised fears of war with Pakistan.

Critics are slamming the Trump administration’s cunning timing for releasing a devastating federal report exposing the appalling consequences of continued climate change.

More than 700 people were injured in a 6.4-magnitude earthquake that shook western Iran, state television reported in an updated toll Monday.

A 5.7-magnitude earthquake struck off the western coast of Taiwan Monday, the US Geological Survey said, and was felt hundreds of kilometers away in Hong Kong.

Russian warplanes attacked rebel-held areas in northern Syria for the first time in weeks on Sunday, as Syrian officials said more than 100 people were treated at hospitals for a suspected poison gas attack in the northern city of Aleppo that Damascus and Moscow blamed on rebels.

George Soros’s Open Society Foundation said on Monday it would cease operations in Turkey, days after President Tayyip Erdogan accused the billionaire philanthropist of trying to divide and destroy nations.

BBC

At least one million bees are suspected to have died of poisoning in a wine-producing area of South Africa.

Deforestation of the Amazon rainforest in Brazil has hit its highest rate in a decade, according to official data. About 3,050 sq. miles of the world’s largest rainforest was destroyed between August 2017 and July 2018 – an area roughly five times the size of London.

WND

In a major shock to evolutionary science, a sweeping survey of the genetic code shows the human race sprang from a single adult couple. Another surprise for the scientists, however, was that nine of every 10 animal species also come from a single pair of beings.

The head of Russia’s national space agency has proposed a mission to the moon to verify whether the American moon landings really took place.

In a sign that North Korea is not planning to give up all its nuclear arsenal, the communist government has revealed plans to use the weapons to launch EMP attacks that effectively dismantle technology and computers in the blast area.


News – 11/26/2018

Three IDF soldiers injured in car-ramming attack in Gush Etzion
Three IDF soldiers were injured in a car-ramming attack at the Gush Etzion junction, the IDF confirmed on Monday. “A terrorist rammed three soldiers who were doing construction work on a road between Beit Ummar and El-Aroub,” the army said in a statement. “One soldier was moderately wounded and two others were lightly wounded. One of the patrol soldiers fired and neutralized the terrorist. The soldiers were evacuated to receive medical treatment in a hospital.”

Air Force bolsters stealth power as more F-35I fighter jets land in Israel
The Israel Air Force received another two F-35I “Adir” stealth fighter jets on Sunday, bringing the total number of advanced jets in the Golden Eagle Squadron to 14. The two fifth-generation jets landed at the Israeli Air Force’s Nevatim base, southeast of Beersheba. Israel received its first two Adir fighter jets from the United States in December 2016 and the aircraft were declared operational approximately a year later…

A new phase in Israel-Gulf relations
Intelligence and Transportation Minister Israel Katz pushed for cooperation between Israel and the Gulf states in a speech in Oman on November 7. “In my view, cooperation between Israel and the Gulf states can and should be expanded,” he said. “Israel also has a lot to offer when it comes to water desalination and irrigation, agriculture and medicine.”

Whale stranding in New Zealand leaves 145 dead
A group of up to 145 pilot whales have died after becoming stranded on a beach on Stewart Island in New Zealand. The animals were discovered by a walker late on Saturday, strewn along the beach of Mason Bay. Authorities said half the whales had already died by then, while the other half were put down as it would have been too difficult to save them. In separate incidents, 12 pygmy whales and a sperm whale also beached in New Zealand over the weekend.

Queensland bushfires: Evacuations amid ‘highly unusual’ conditions
Hundreds of Australians have evacuated their homes due to bushfires amid “unprecedented” weather conditions in the state of Queensland, officials say. About 40 bushfires are burning across the state following a heatwave, said Queensland Fire and Emergency Services. The most serious blaze, 450km (280 miles) north of Brisbane, has destroyed at least two homes, damaged four others and prompted evacuation orders.

Iran earthquake: More than 700 injured in Kermanshah
More than 700 people have been injured in a 6.3-magnitude earthquake that struck western Iran on Sunday night, state television reports. The epicentre was in Kermanshah province, where last year more than 600 people were killed in the country’s deadliest earthquake in over a decade. Tremors were reportedly felt across the wider region, with reports of at least one death in nearby Iraqi Kurdistan.

An aging America: Old people will outnumber children for the first time in the country’s HISTORY
Adults 65 and older will soon outnumber children for the first time in America’s history, it has been revealed. The US Census Bureau released new projections this year that showed the country’s changing – and aging – demographics. By 2030 all baby boomers will be older than age 65 and one in every five Americans will be retirement age.

UN representative to Israelis: ‘Why do you keep living on Gaza border?’
A member of a UN Human Rights Council commission…asked two Israelis living near the strip, “If that is the situation, why do you continue living there?” Over the weekend, Batia Holin from Kibbutz Kfar Aza and Adele Raemer from Kibbutz Nirim accepted an invitation to speak in front of the UNHRC’s Independent Commission of Inquiry for events on the 2018 Gaza border and tell its members of life under the threat of arson terrorism and rocket fire.

Russia resists Western calls to free captured Ukrainian ships
Russia resisted international calls on Monday to release three Ukrainian naval ships that its border patrols had fired on and seized near Crimea at the weekend, triggering the most dangerous crisis in years between Moscow and Kiev.

Jordan faces wave of dissent as government’s troubles mount
When a flash flood swept a group of schoolchildren to their deaths in Jordan last month, a wave of public criticism pointed to wider discontent within the kingdom. The backlash against the government on social media questioned how anyone had been allowed into an area at risk of seasonal flooding near the Dead Sea. Two ministers were sacked over the tragedy and King Abdullah ordered an inquiry.

French government blames Marine Le Pen for violent Paris fuel protests}
In a second week of demonstrations, thousands are protesting against the steep rise in diesel prices brought in by the president.

3D-printed vegan steak and fries? Israeli startup says it has replicated meat
An Israeli startup hopes to disrupt the vegan food market by developing 3D printing technology that will be able to produce meat substitutes using plant-based formulations, saying the final product very closely resembles the experience of consuming natural meat. Its founder says it has “replicated… the complex matrix that is meat.”

Microchip: You will get chipped — eventually
You will get chipped. It’s just a matter of time. In the aftermath of a Wisconsin firm embedding microchips in employees last week to ditch company badges and corporate logons, the Internet has entered into full-throated debate.

New Research Has Concluded That All Humans Are Descendants Of Just One Couple Who Lived 200,000 Years Ago
Scientist David Thaler explained that he ‘fought against’ the conclusions of the ‘surprising’ study which suggests that human beings are the product of one couple that lived from between 100,000 to 200,000 years ago.

Mexico To Deport 500 Migrants Who Stormed US Border
Former Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., known as a staunch defender of Christian values during her tenure in the U.S. House, says she has witnessed fulfillment of a prophecy by Ezekiel during her lifetime.

Bachmann: ‘I have witnessed fulfillment of Ezekiel’s prophecy’
Former Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., known as a staunch defender of Christian values during her tenure in the U.S. House, says she has witnessed fulfillment of a prophecy by Ezekiel during her lifetime.

Ukraine’s President Calls For Martial Law, Citing Russian Aggression at Sea
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said late Sunday he would seek parliamentary approval to impose martial law, characterizing the move not as a declaration of war but as a defensive action in response to a clash between Ukrainian and Russian naval vessels near Russian-occupied Crimea.

Hundreds Of Violent Migrants Illegally Storm The US Port of Entry, Attack Guards With Projectiles As Customs Shuts The Whole Border Down
The caravan of migrants passed any number of other countries to get to the United States border with Mexico. And in true illegal immigrant fashion, over 1,000 of them rushed the border today, demanding entry, whilst hurling projectiles at border guards that made contact.

Pedophiles, Killers, Gang Members Arrested by Texas Border Agents
Texas Border Patrol agents have arrested a group of 39 migrants attempting to enter the United States illegally, with many of illegal immigrants having criminal histories that include convictions for homicide, child rape, and other sexual crimes against children.

San Diego Port of Entry Shut Down as Migrants Rush Border
The San Ysidro port of entry, among the largest border crossings between San Diego and Tijuana, was shut down by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents Sunday after hundreds of caravan migrants appeared to have attempted to breach a U.S.-Mexico border fence.

Russia Opens Fire On Ukrainian War Ships, Captures 3 Vessels Off The Coast Of Crimea As President Poroshenko Says This Is ‘War’
Russia has opened fire on Ukrainian ships and captured three vessels in a major escalation of tensions off the coast of Crimea. Three sailors have been wounded after the Ukrainian navy said two artillery boats were hit by the strikes in the Black Sea.

SIGN OF THE TIMES: After massive Islamic terror attacks, Berlin’s Christmas Market now looks like a military base
Christmas markets in Germany were widely known for their great ambiance and their tasty “Glühwein”, but this is changing rapidly.

Russia To Verify If USA Actually Landed On The Moon 50 Years Ago
The head of Russia’s Roscosmos space agency Dmitry Rogozin has suggested the Russian mission to the moon may involve establishing whether the United State’s moon landings were faked or not, although he seemed to be making a joke.

Iran’s supreme leader lashes out at ‘weak Zionist regime’
Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei said Sunday that Israel is now “weaker” than it was 10 or 20 years ago, listing a number of military “defeats” he said the Jewish state had suffered over the years.

Report: Half a Billion Christians Facing Global Persecution
More than 60 percent of the world’s population of more than 7.5 billion reside in countries where the right to religious freedom is obstructed or denied. An estimated 505 million Christians face persecution for following their faith, a Catholic NGO Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) report indicated this week.


Mid-Day Snapshot

The Foundation

“Where there is no law, there is no liberty; and nothing deserves the name of law but that which is certain and universal in its operation upon all the members of the community.” —Benjamin Rush (1788)

Trump Enforces U.S. Border Laws as Dems Cry Foul

The president warns of permanent border closing if Mexico doesn’t deal with the migrant caravan.

Roberts Challenges Trump and Gets It Wrong

The chief justice takes issue with the assertion that the judiciary has been politicized.

What to Make of the Latest Dire Climate Report

The Fourth National Climate Assessment blames humans for destruction ahead.

What the Trump Wing Must Do to Win Back the Suburbs

The GOP now really has two distinct wings, and something’s gotta give for victory in 2020.

The Feds Can’t Prosecute Multicultural-Based Mutilation?

A judge struck down a 1996 law outlawing the barbaric practice of female genital mutilation.

Video: Democrat Lawmaker Brings Nuke to Tweet Fight

Stephen Green, Bill Whittle, and Scott Ott, explain the right to keep and bear arms.

Video: Why Is California Such a Mess?

The Foundation for Economic Education explains why all is not well in the Golden State.

Video: Mike Rowe on the Value of Work

The former host of “Dirty Jobs” talks about motivation, beginnings, and responsibility.

Monday Short Cuts

“I wish Chief Justice Roberts were right. I wish there were not a politicization of the judiciary. But it’s not just politicians.” —Trey Gowdy

Monday Top Headlines

Border kerfuffle, climate warning, fracking, Black Friday shift, Brexit, abortions fall, and more.

Today’s Opinion

Marc A. Thiessen
Chief Justice Roberts Is Wrong. We Do Have Obama Judges and Trump Judges.
Edwin J. Feulner
Russia Violates the Treaty and China Builds Missiles
Joe Bastardi
Nuggets From H.L. Mencken Regarding the Climate Report
David Harsanyi
Dear TSA, Please Stop Molesting Kids at the Airport
Burt Prelutsky
Growing Up in Queens

Today’s Meme


Today’s Cartoon


Headlines – 11/26/2018

Omani diplomat acknowledges Israel is a ‘fact of life in the Middle East’

Israel said working to forge ties with Bahrain amid unprecedented Gulf opening

In unprecedented ‘breakthrough’ move, leader of Chad lands in Israel for visit

After breaking the ice with Chad, Israel reportedly eyeing ties with Sudan

Netanyahu on Chad president’s visit: ‘more countries are on the way’

Deby to Netanyahu: Diplomatic ties won’t solve Palestinian issue

‘Gaza problem won’t go away until we destroy Hamas’ terror network’

Israel reveals: Hamas exploits sick Palestinians for terrorism

Iran’s supreme leader lashes out at ‘weak Zionist regime’

Khamenei: America targets the Middle East in fear of Islamic ‘awakening’

Report: Syrian regime grants citizenship to Iranians, Hezbollah fighters

Syrian radio host who satirized Assad and ISIS shot dead

Russia Says It Bombed Militants Behind Chemical Attack on Syria’s Aleppo

Russia fires at Ukraine ships and captures three vessels off Crimea

Ukraine, Russia tensions soar after Black Sea naval incident

Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry: Provocations of Russia in Black and Azov Seas cross the red line

Haley: UN Security Council to hold emergency meeting on Ukraine-Russia tensions

Global experts: Khashoggi’s death used to further destabilize Middle East

Ten years after Mumbai terror attacks, US offers $5M reward for info leading to attackers

EU seals Brexit deal as May faces a hard sell at home

Hundreds of migrants try rushing toward California port of entry, as Trump threatens to close entire border

U.S.-Mexico border reopens after clash with migrants prompts five-hour closure

Agents fire tear gas at migrants seeking to breach US-Mexico border

Democrats to probe Trump money ties to Russia, Saudis: lawmaker

Alan Dershowitz Predicts Mueller Report Will Be ‘Politically Very Devastating’ For Trump

What If Democrats Have to Impeach the President? Pelosi would rather avoid the fight. Mueller may make that impossible.

China Is Building a $9 Billion Rival to the American-Run GPS

Beijing plans an AI Atlantis for the South China Sea – without a human in sight

Internal documents Facebook has fought to keep private obtained by UK Parliament

Mark Zuckerberg refuses to give evidence to international committee investigating fake news

Google Reveals Plans to Monitor Our Moods, Our Movements, and Our Children’s Behavior at Home

Pennsylvania woman claims she drove on train tracks because GPS told her to go that way

Amazon reportedly left police in Spain ‘dumbfounded’ by asking them to intervene in a mass warehouse strike and patrol worker productivity

Pay Taxes With Bitcoin? Ohio Says Sure

Large Asteroid Packing 50 Megatons Of Force Might Come Crashing Down On Earth In 2023 – And That’s Not All

Magnitude 6.3 earthquake hits western Iran; hundreds injured

5.7 magnitude earthquake hits near Ma-kung, Taiwan

5.6 magnitude earthquake hits near Mountain, Colombia

5.3 magnitude earthquake hits near Pacific-Antarctic Ridge

5.3 magnitude earthquake hits near Sarpol-e Zahab, Iran

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Sarpol-e Zahab, Iran

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Yining Xian, China

Sabancaya volcano in Peru erupts to 25,000ft

Fuego volcano in Guatemala erupts to 22,000ft

Reventador volcano in Ecuador erupts to 15,000ft

Turrialba volcano in Costa Rica erupts to 14,000ft

Mayon volcano in the Philippines erupts to 10,000ft

Snow: 1,200+ flights canceled as storm snarls busy post-Thanksgiving Sunday

Iraq floods leave 21 dead in two days, says health ministry

In the grip of drought: Should Australia’s farmers be subsidised?

After 17 days and with 87 dead, California’s deadliest wildfire finally tamed

Number of missing in deadly California wildfire revised down, more rain on the way

Israeli machine that pulls water out of thin air sent to fire-plagued California

Australia PM adviser says climate change is ‘UN-led ruse to establish new world order’

Potentially ‘Catastrophic’ Chemical Leak Shuts Down Delaware Memorial Bridge Amid Thanksgiving Travel Rush

Up To 145 Pilot Whales Dead After Mass Stranding On New Zealand Beach

Inside the kids-only rehab that treats video games like cocaine

Recreational Marijuana Sales Commenced in This $1.8 Billion Market This Week

Researcher: Alzheimer’s vaccine could cut dementia in half, human trials may be next

Chinese scientists are creating CRISPR babies

Twitter Is Now Clamping Down On Anti-Trans Abuse

Catholic nuns denounce ‘culture of silence and secrecy’ surrounding sex abuse in church


Apostasy Watch Daily News

Charisma News Teaches to Have Nothing More to do with Francis Chan

Firefighters discover 100 gambling machines inside Houston church

The Message “Bible” removes salvation from Romans 10:13

Tim Keller Espouses More Marxism on Twitter

Jim Bakker: Buy my ‘Turkey Feast’ survival food buckets in case the Apocalypse comes during Thanksgiving

National Security Group Puts Out Dire Warning About Interfaith Dialogue With Muslims

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade features lesbians kissing

Massachusetts Democrats Pass Resolution Claiming Using Religious Views for Public Policy ‘Threatening Entire Planet’

Jewish leaders call for new editions of the Bible and the Koran to carry trigger warnings highlighting anti-Semitic passages

Alleged Sodom Site Thought to Have Been Hit by Cosmic Blast

24% Fewer Babies Have Been Killed in Abortions Over the Last Ten Years

Chinese Christians Again Detained for Street Evangelism


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