September 16, 2019 Truth2Freedom Briefing Report (US•World•Christian)

REUTERS

President Donald Trump said on Monday the United States would help its allies despite U.S. energy independence, after Washington blamed Iran for an attack on Saudi Arabia that has closed 5% of global crude output.

Top Democrats in Congress told Republican President Donald Trump on Sunday that any gun control legislation that falls short of universal background checks for gun sales “will not get the job done.”

A U.S. House of Representatives panel on Friday demanded internal emails, detailed financial information and other company records from top executives of Amazon.com, Facebook, Apple, and Alphabet’s Google, widening the antitrust probe of Big Tech.

An attack on Saudi Arabia that shut 5% of global crude output triggered the biggest surge in oil prices since 1991, after U.S. officials blamed Iran and President Donald Trump said Washington was “locked and loaded” to retaliate.

The United States is considering increasing its intelligence sharing with Saudi Arabia after Saturday’s attack on Saudi oil facilities, which halved the kingdom’s production and jolted world oil markets, U.S. officials told Reuters.

Oil prices surged nearly 20% at one point on Monday, with Brent crude posting its biggest intraday gain since the 1990-1991 Gulf crisis, after an attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities at the weekend halved the kingdom’s production. Prices retreated after U.S. President Donald Trump approved the use of his country’s emergency oil stockpile to ensure stable supply. But he also said he was ready to respond to the strike, a prospect that maintained geopolitical tensions. Brent crude futures, the international benchmark, rose as much as 19.5% to $71.95 per barrel, the biggest intraday jump since Jan. 14, 1991.

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP filed for bankruptcy protection Sunday night, succumbing to pressure from more than 2,600 lawsuits alleging the company helped fuel the deadly U.S. opioid epidemic.

The slowdown in China’s economy deepened in August, with growth in industrial production at its weakest 17-1/2 years amid spreading pain from a trade war with the United States and softening domestic demand.

AP Top Stories

Donald Trump confirmed on Saturday that the US has killed Hamza bin Laden, a son of the former al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden.

More than 49,000 members of the United Auto Workers walked off General Motors factory floors or set up picket lines early Monday as contract talks with the company deteriorated into a strike.

A pair Confederate statues will remain standing in the city of Virginian city Charlottesville where clashes over their removal left a young woman dead. After city officials decided to remove statues of Confederate American Civil War generals Robert E Lee and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, one resident filed a lawsuit to prevent this.

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards have seized a vessel in the Gulf for allegedly smuggling 250,000 liters of diesel fuel to the United Arab Emirates.

Courts have exonerated another 24 people implicated in one of Mexico’s most notorious crimes, the disappearance of 43 students, a federal official said Sunday.

The E-4B “Nightwatch” is nicknamed the Doomsday Plane. It’s designed to survive a nuclear blast. In the event of nuclear war, the militarized Boeing 747 will become the command center for the US President, Secretary of Defense and the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Religious Christians are the key to America taking action on global warming. And yet, the way climate activists frame the issue often alienates the very people they most need to persuade.

In one week, eight earthquakes between magnitudes 1.4 to 2.5 hit the Western North Carolina region, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). A town called Cherokee in the western part of North Carolina experienced six tremors in five days last week.

It is extremely likely that Iran and North Korea will acquire hypersonic missiles, according to a senior U.S. general.

The Sukhoi Su-35 Flanker-E has entered service with the People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) according to the Chinese Ministry of Defense. The advanced Russian-built fourth generation fighter is a significant boost to the PLAAF and could be used to good effect by Beijing in over the South China Sea.

The body of black transgender woman was found burned in a car in Florida, and advocates say she is the 18th known transgender person to be killed this year.

BBC

The United States has issued satellite images and cited intelligence to back its allegation Iran was behind attacks on major Saudi oil facilities.

Four million people have fled Venezuela, as the country continues to face economic and political crisis. 40,000 have gone to the small Caribbean islands of Trinidad and Tobago, just seven miles off the coast. But life isn’t easy for those who arrive, and some locals have made it clear they’re not welcome.

Personal data about almost every Ecuadorean citizen has been found exposed online. Names, financial information and civil data about 17 million people, including 6.7 million children, was found by security company vpnMentor.

WND

A new study found Wisconsin state agencies that process driver’s licenses and car registrations are selling personal information for tens of millions of dollars.

A key federal research agency has announced a search for an effective therapeutic drug for PTSD as an average of 20 veterans commit suicide daily.


Mid-Day Snapshot · Sept. 16, 2019

The Foundation

“Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations, entangling alliances with none.“—Thomas Jefferson (1801)

Russian Puppet Iran and the Saudi Attack

A major Saudi oil facility was attacked, and it was likely Iran or its proxies.


NYT Spins Another Anti-Kavanaugh Yarn

And Democrat presidential candidates quickly line up to call for his impeachment.


Scapegoating John Bolton

Debate over American foreign policy is deeper than Trump’s former national security advisor.


Clinton-Era Media Collusion and Propaganda

Clinton Library documents shed light on the Left’s effort to subvert talk radio in the ’90s.


Will the Left Cancel Civil Rights?

Segregation’s color switch — are we unwinding the Civil Rights Movement?


Video: Don’t Say ‘Guys’ to Women, You Guys

Sydney Watson dissects this feminist garbage, along with other insane true stories.


Video: ‘Genderless’ Penguins?

Is there a difference between sex and gender? The Left wants you to believe so.



Today’s Opinion

Jeff Jacoby
The Case Against Fracking Is Based on Ideology, Not Science
Hans von Spakovsky
Justice Demands Former FBI Official McCabe Should Be Prosecuted
Tony Perkins
152 Ways Trump Is Changing America
Gary Bauer
Extremism on Full Display
Burt Prelutsky
China Owns the UN
For more of today’s columns, visit Right Opinion.

Monday Top News Executive Summary

Saudi attack, New York Times fake news, AUW strike, Purdue Pharma bankruptcy, and more.


Monday Short Cuts

Notable quotables from Thomas Sowell, Beto O’Rourke, Kamala Harris, Matt Walsh, and more.



Today’s Meme

For more of today’s memes, visit the Memesters Union.

Today’s Cartoon

For more of today’s cartoons, visit the Cartoons archive.

Headlines – 9/16/2019

Netanyahu approves new Jordan Valley settlement, says US peace plan imminent

Netanyahu: After Jordan Valley and settlements, I’ll annex other ‘vital areas’

‘World will ultimately accept our sovereignty in Jordan Valley’

Democratic Camp’s Horowitz: West Bank annexation would mean ‘kind of apartheid’

Organization of Islamic Cooperation ‘totally rejects’ Netanyahu’s annexation vow

Turkey says Israel becoming ‘racist, apartheid regime’ with annexation plan

Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar: Netanyahu’s ‘existence’ contradictory to peace

Netanyahu alleges ‘rampant’ voter fraud scandal; but charges are unfounded

With cameras banned, new right-wing patrol seeks to ‘prevent Arab voter fraud’

Gantz urges Rivlin to help ensure Israel does not go to third election

At huge rally, Haredi MK said to liken Lapid, Liberman to biblical enemy Amalek

Shas MK: Liberman mocks us by shopping on Shabbat at store that sells pork

Bennett won’t promise immunity for PM Netanyahu; will weigh ‘stability of Israel’

Netanyahu Backed Off Significant Gaza Strike After Attorney General Intervened

Netanyahu: Defense treaty with US won’t compromise our freedom

Trump denies reports he’s willing to meet with Iran with ‘no conditions’

Attack on Saudi oil field a game-changer in Gulf confrontation

Drone Attack on Saudi Oil Field Seen as ‘Pearl Harbor’ Moment

Trump tells Saudi Crown Prince US ready to help protect Kingdom’s security

Trump: US locked and loaded for response to attack on Saudis

Iranian media: Attacks on Saudi Arabia means world needs Iran’s oil

Saudi Attacks Reveal Oil Supply Fragility in Asymmetric War

Oil prices soar after attacks on Saudi facilities

Saudi attacks raise spectre of oil at $100/barrel

Saudi Arabia races to restore oil supply after strike blamed on Iran

Behnam Ben Taleblu: Attack on Saudi oil facility shows Trump was right to pull out of Iran nuke deal

Kuwait says it’s probing drone sighting, working with Riyadh

Hong Kong govt: Violence is harmful, won’t solve divisions

Australia kept secret a China hack on its parliament to protect trade, report shows

Twitter mocks Boris Johnson after he compares himself to the Hulk

No-deal Brexit would be a ‘catastrophe’ for travelers, experts warn

Top Democrats tell Trump gun bill must include universal background checks

Moderate Democrats warn Pelosi of impeachment obsession

Kavanaugh ‘must be impeached,’ top Dems say, as uncorroborated allegation resurfaces

‘Lied to the U.S. Senate’: Kamala Harris leads 2020 Democratic demand for Kavanaugh impeachment

Trump suggests ‘innocent’ Kavanaugh should sue, blasts media for ‘lies’

Ex-Google worker fears ‘killer robots’ could cause mass atrocities

Welcome to Asgardia: The ‘Space Nation’ that’s ramping up plans to save humanity by putting 15m people in orbit

5.2 magnitude earthquake hits near Chichi-shima, Japan

Sabancaya volcano in Peru erupts to 25,000ft

Sheveluch volcano on Kamchatka, Russia erupts to 24,000ft

Popocateptl volcano in Mexico erupts to 21,000ft

Reventador volcano in Ecuador erupts to 15,000ft

Sakurajima volcano on Japan erupts to 13,000ft

Ebeko volcano in the Kuril Islands erupts to 12,000ft

Humberto 2019 strengthens to a hurricane while moving away from U.S.

Kiko strengthens into major hurricane in East Pacific

‘Americans are waking up’: two thirds say climate crisis must be addressed

Why the world is becoming more allergic to food

OxyContin Maker Purdue Pharma Files for Bankruptcy to Wipe Out 2,000 Lawuits

California state lawmakers pass bill requiring public universities to offer abortion pill on campus

Millennials boldly preach freedom from LGBT lives at Orlando march 3 years after Pulse mass shooting


Apostasy Watch Daily News

The Ephesians Road Out of Dispensationalism part 2

The Myth of Sexual Orientation

The Fading Light Of Pop-Christianity

Appellate Court Upholds $900K Award in Case Where Jan Crouch Blamed Granddaughter for Her Own Rape

Weeks After “Repenting,” Benny Hinn Just Preached Prosperity Seed-Faith Giving AGAIN. Here’s the Video

Televangelism: A “Greatest” Hits Guide

CAIR Successfully Pressures Church to Cancel ‘Is Michigan Surrendering to Islam?’ Event

How a Drive-In Megachurch Became a Catholic Cathedral

Baby Born Alive at 23 Weeks, Abortion Clinic Put Her in a Bag and Threw Her in The Trash

Planned Parenthood Exec Makes Major Admission About Baby Body Part Harvesting

Abortionist Dies and Police Find Remains of Over 2,200 Aborted Babies in His Home


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