Connect with us

Australia

CAROLINE GRAHAM: Can Covid return Trump to the White House?

Published

on

caroline graham can covid return trump to the white house

Just when you think it can’t get any more dumbfounding, it does. As events unfolded rapidly last week – from the disastrous presidential debate to a Covid-stricken President Donald Trump being airlifted to hospital – it was like watching the latest scenes in an apocalyptic Hollywood movie that refuses to end.

Sitting in my home in the hills above Sunset Strip in Los Angeles, smoke from the still-raging Californian wildfires hanging heavy in the air, it is almost unthinkable that just 12 months ago, the America I love was booming, with record employment figures and a rocketing economy.

Today, the country I have called home for 28 years since moving from Britain lies in tatters. Ravaged by the pandemic, with 208,000 dead and counting, America has never felt more divided and broken as an unrelenting tsunami of catastrophic events sweep the nation.

Donald Trump, pictured left during his disastrous debate with Joe Biden on Tuesday night, might benefit from his Covid-19 diagnosis

Donald Trump, pictured left during his disastrous debate with Joe Biden on Tuesday night, might benefit from his Covid-19 diagnosis

Donald Trump, pictured left during his disastrous debate with Joe Biden on Tuesday night, might benefit from his Covid-19 diagnosis 

Trump walked to Marine One on Friday ahead of the short flight to the Walter Reed Military Medical Center where he is receiving treatment for Covid-19

Trump walked to Marine One on Friday ahead of the short flight to the Walter Reed Military Medical Center where he is receiving treatment for Covid-19

Trump walked to Marine One on Friday ahead of the short flight to the Walter Reed Military Medical Center where he is receiving treatment for Covid-19 

Riots have consumed major cities from Portland to New York, and the deaths of two black Americans – George Floyd and Breonna Taylor – at the hands of police have highlighted a racial schism that has been festering for years.

Armed militia from both sides – white and black – gather on the streets, openly threatening bloodshed and civil war. The most bitterly contested election in living memory descended into an unedifying haranguing match between two septuagenarian candidates so awful that one CNN reporter called Tuesday’s debate a ‘s*** show’ live on air. Add to that the recent deaths of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a heroine of the Left, and 43-year-old superhero actor Chadwick Boseman, an icon for black Americans, and we are left with a country in existential crisis. Indeed, a survey last week revealed that people here are more anxious and depressed than at any time since ‘happiness levels’ were first measured by the University of Chicago nearly 50 years ago.

Glued to my television on Friday, watching live footage of Trump leaving the White House by Marine One for hospital just moments after filming a bizarre ‘proof of life’ video which was released on Twitter, a friend who is an Oscar-nominated screenwriter rang.

‘You couldn’t make this stuff up,’ he sighed. ‘If I took a script with all this to Netflix, they would laugh me out of the room.’

On another level, though, he said what is happening is so deeply depressing. ‘It’s as if the country is imploding. You wonder, what’s next? A plague of locusts? The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse?’

Glued to my television on Friday, watching live footage of Trump leaving the White House by Marine One for hospital just moments after filming a bizarre ¿proof of life¿ video which was released on Twitter, a friend who is an Oscar-nominated screenwriter rang

Glued to my television on Friday, watching live footage of Trump leaving the White House by Marine One for hospital just moments after filming a bizarre ¿proof of life¿ video which was released on Twitter, a friend who is an Oscar-nominated screenwriter rang

Glued to my television on Friday, watching live footage of Trump leaving the White House by Marine One for hospital just moments after filming a bizarre ‘proof of life’ video which was released on Twitter, a friend who is an Oscar-nominated screenwriter rang

With just 30 days to go before the country votes on November 3, and with postal voting already under way in some states, it might seem logical that the hospitalisation of a 74-year-old President who has resolutely (until now) refused to wear a mask and underplayed the ‘China virus’ so badly that he blithely remarked ‘one day, like a miracle, it will disappear’, could swing voters in favour of his opponent.

But while Democrats cling to the hope that Joe Biden, 77 – who immediately announced he was pulling ‘nasty’ party political commercials from TV and called the President’s diagnosis a ‘bracing reminder’ of the pandemic – might benefit from the situation, the reverse could be true.

‘Trump might end up getting the sympathy vote,’ a major Republican donor told me last night.

Certainly after Tuesday’s spittle-flecked presidential debate, the consensus was that it was a disaster for Trump because he came across as a petulant, out-of-control bully. For his part, Biden belied those ‘Sleepy Joe’, ‘dummy’ and ‘loser’ jibes from Trump.

But all that has been forgotten with America’s ailing 45th President now in a hospital room. The truth is that Americans have traditionally rallied behind a sick President. After Ronald Reagan was shot in 1981, he won the next election in a landslide.

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, a polio sufferer confined to a wheelchair, is the only President to serve four terms in office.

‘Trump openly mocked Biden during the TV debate for wearing a mask, but if Trump gets through this and stays in control, it could really help his case,’ the donor added. ‘Republicans will rally to his cause and he could enjoy a bump in popularity, just like Boris Johnson did when he was hospitalised with the virus.’ Of course, there is also the possibility that Trump may not be well enough to take part in the remaining two presidential debates, set for October 15 and 22.

Which might not be a bad thing considering last week’s unedifying encounter. Trump performed so horribly that if he goes back to his favourite form of communication, tweeting, particularly from the hospital or his sick bed, he might avoid another disastrous showing. And if Biden is put on the back foot as all eyes focus on Trump, who then recovers, the chances are that the President will, ironically, look more robust to the undecided voter. In US politics there is a term ‘October surprise’ – a news event that unexpectedly ends up deciding the outcome of the November presidential elections. During the 2016 face-off between Trump and Hillary Clinton, a videotape emerged of him crudely talking about grabbing women by their ‘p****’.

It should have sunk his chances. But just days before the election, another ‘surprise’ development exploded. The then-FBI director, James Comey, announced he was investigating 650,000 emails sent by Hillary Clinton using a private server while Secretary of State.

In addition, a separate investigation was launched into the estranged husband of a top Clinton aide who was accused of sending sexually explicit emails to a 15-year-old girl. Trump predictably reacted by saying all this justified his ‘Crooked Hillary’ barb and that her presidency would mean the continuation of corrupt Washington politics, whereas he offered a fresh alternative.

Clinton was later absolved of any wrongdoing, but the damage had been done and Trump stormed to victory. This year, there has been fevered speculation about what this election’s ‘October surprise’ would be. Last month, Trump was hit by a double whammy of leaked tax records showing he paid just $750 in 2016, the year he was elected, and in 2017, his first year as President. Then Pulitzer Prize-winning Watergate journalist Bob Woodward, who helped bring down Richard Nixon, released tapes of interviews with Trump for his latest book, Rage, which proved Trump knew of the dangers of Covid-19 as early as February, saying it was ‘deadly stuff’ but he wanted to ‘play it down’ – something that undoubtedly cost lives.

Until the shock announcement that Trump and First Lady Melania both have Covid, Woodward’s tapes had been dominating the news agenda here. Multiple polls were showing Trump’s botched handling of the pandemic was the primary reason undecided voters would be casting their ballots against him.

Now it appears the President’s own Covid-19 diagnosis and hospitalisation could be this election’s ‘October surprise.’ ‘All he has to do to set himself on the path to re-election is to survive,’ the Republican donor claimed. ‘He’ll come across as robust – and it will knock the unpopular edges off him. A lot of people had thought they’d already made up their minds which way they would vote, and the polls up to this week had Biden just ahead.’

However, the events of the past 48 hours have thrown everything up in the air. How piquantly ironic, then, if it turns out that contracting the virus he has so long ridiculed and was accused of calling a ‘hoax’, ends up helping Donald Trump secure his second term.

This post first appeared on dailymail.co.uk

Australia

Residents claim Darwin is being overrun by out-of-control youths armed with knives

Published

on

By

residents claim darwin is being overrun by out of control youths armed with knives

A group of out-of-control youths have been terrorising Darwin, leaving residents feeling like prisoners in their own homes. 

Armed with knives and rocks, the group of children – some just eight years old – have been wreaking havoc across this city every night this week.  

Over the past 24 hours cars, cafes and homes have been broken into by the same group.

A horrified homeowner discovered a knife (pictured) left behind in a car after it was broken into this week

A horrified homeowner discovered a knife (pictured) left behind in a car after it was broken into this week

A horrified homeowner discovered a knife (pictured) left behind in a car after it was broken into this week

Blue Taxi Company has been posting images of the carnage they've experienced at the hands of the group (Pictured: Taxi windows shattered by violent kids armed with rocks)

Blue Taxi Company has been posting images of the carnage they've experienced at the hands of the group (Pictured: Taxi windows shattered by violent kids armed with rocks)

Blue Taxi Company has been posting images of the carnage they’ve experienced at the hands of the group (Pictured: Taxi windows shattered by violent kids armed with rocks)

Their latest post shows glass scattered across the backseat of a taxi after a window was smashed. 'And another day in the war zone,' the post read

Their latest post shows glass scattered across the backseat of a taxi after a window was smashed. 'And another day in the war zone,' the post read

Their latest post shows glass scattered across the backseat of a taxi after a window was smashed. ‘And another day in the war zone,’ the post read

Blue Taxi Company has been posting images of the carnage they’ve experienced at the hands of the group. 

Their latest post shows glass scattered across the backseat of a taxi after a window was smashed. 

‘And another day in the war zone,’ the post read. 

Blue Taxi Company owner Helen Pachos told Daily Mail Australia the crime was so bad residents felt like prisoners in their own homes. 

‘It’s just getting more and more out of control,’ she said. 

‘During lockdown it quietened down, I’m not sure what changed in the last week but they are out and about. 

‘We get told by the police that it’s just a group of youths – they call them youths, I call them thugs – that are repeatedly doing it. 

Rick Hall shared a picture on Facebook on Thursday showing his car which had the window smashed in

Rick Hall shared a picture on Facebook on Thursday showing his car which had the window smashed in

Rick Hall shared a picture on Facebook on Thursday showing his car which had the window smashed in

‘What is really concerning is they’ve got 10 and eight-year-olds tagging along, I call them ”crims in training”.’

She said she had put additional security measures in place to deter criminals but it had’t stopped them from being targeted.

‘We now have cameras everywhere.

‘It doesn’t stop them, it just gets the evidence that it’s happening, that’s not what I want, I want to feel safe. 

‘It’s very scary. We’re prisoners in our own home.’ 

Rick Hall shared a picture on Facebook on Thursday showing his car which had the window smashed in. 

‘That lovely little, but growing band from Karama just smashed my car with rocks as I was going past Casaurina Square,’ he said. 

The popular cafe was broken into at 2.45am on Friday after crooks smashed in the front door

The popular cafe was broken into at 2.45am on Friday after crooks smashed in the front door

The popular cafe was broken into at 2.45am on Friday after crooks smashed in the front door

‘When I stopped and got out about ten kids pelted me with rocks and two threw their scooters at me.’

Another horrified homeowner discovered a knife left behind in a car after it was broken into this week. 

‘To the people of McMinns Lagoon, the little terds are armed,’ the post read. 

‘They raided our cars and got cash. They left their knife in there so it’s now in the hands of the police for fingerprints.’

Fresh Point Co cafe was also targeted by the group, with CCTV footage capturing the brazen thief in the act. 

The popular cafe was broken into at 2.45am on Friday after crooks smashed in the front door.

The group made off with 10 bottles of alcohol. 

Daily Mail Australia has contact NT police for comment. 

This post first appeared on dailymail.co.uk

Continue Reading

Australia

Dr. Dre’s estranged wife Nicole Young tries to force three of his alleged mistresses to spill

Published

on

By

dr dres estranged wife nicole young tries to force three of his alleged mistresses to spill

Dr. Dre’s estranged wife Nicole Young is trying to force three of his alleged mistresses to spill on her soon-to-be-ex husband, court documents claim.

The women, singer Jillian Speer, model-turned-skin care entrepreneur Kili Anderson and Crystal Rogers, aka Crystal Sierra – who is known as the ‘Queen of Latin hip-hop’ – have all been named in the latest court filing in the bitter divorce.

But all three are fighting Nicole’s legal efforts to subpoena them as witnesses in the legal war with Dre after 24 years of marriage.

The couple’s nasty fight over the music tycoon’s estimated $1billion empire centers on a pre-marital agreement they signed in 1996.

Dr. Dre’s estranged wife Nicole Young is trying to force three of his alleged mistresses to spill on her soon-to-be-ex husband, court documents claim. Pictured, the couple in 2018

Dr. Dre’s estranged wife Nicole Young is trying to force three of his alleged mistresses to spill on her soon-to-be-ex husband, court documents claim. Pictured, the couple in 2018

Dr. Dre’s estranged wife Nicole Young is trying to force three of his alleged mistresses to spill on her soon-to-be-ex husband, court documents claim. Pictured, the couple in 2018

Crystal Sierra - who is known as the ‘Queen of Latin hip-hop' - is one of three women who were named in the latest court filing in the bitter divorce

Crystal Sierra - who is known as the ‘Queen of Latin hip-hop' - is one of three women who were named in the latest court filing in the bitter divorce

Crystal Sierra – who is known as the ‘Queen of Latin hip-hop’ – is one of three women who were named in the latest court filing in the bitter divorce

Singer Jillian Speer (above) is one of three women who are trying to fight the subpoenas

Singer Jillian Speer (above) is one of three women who are trying to fight the subpoenas

Singer Jillian Speer (above) is one of three women who are trying to fight the subpoenas 

Dre, 55, says the agreement still exists, while Nicole, 50, insists he tore it up in front of her after they married in a romantic gesture.

Dre – real name Andre Young – wants a Los Angeles Superior judge to determine whether the prenup is valid and enforceable.

And until that ruling is made, he maintains that his business records – which Nicole has filed subpoenas to obtain – are none of her business.

Nicole is also trying to subpoena depositions from the three women who she alleges are former lovers of the hip-hop mogul, but they have all hired lawyer Kris LeFan to fight it.

LeFan, who Tuesday filed a motion to quash the subpoenas, said none of the women has ‘information relevant to the enforceability’ of the pre-marital agreement.

Model turned skin care entrepreneur Kili Anderson (above) and the other two women have all hired lawyer Kris LeFan to fight the subpoenas

Model turned skin care entrepreneur Kili Anderson (above) and the other two women have all hired lawyer Kris LeFan to fight the subpoenas

Model turned skin care entrepreneur Kili Anderson (above) and the other two women have all hired lawyer Kris LeFan to fight the subpoenas

Model turned skin care entrepreneur Kili Anderson (above) and the other two women have all hired lawyer Kris LeFan to fight the subpoenas

Model turned skin care entrepreneur Kili Anderson (above) and the other two women have all hired lawyer Kris LeFan to fight the subpoenas

Crystal Sierra is seen above. Their lawyer says that none of the women has ‘information relevant to the enforceability’ of the pre-marital agreement

Crystal Sierra is seen above. Their lawyer says that none of the women has ‘information relevant to the enforceability’ of the pre-marital agreement

Crystal Sierra is seen above. Their lawyer says that none of the women has ‘information relevant to the enforceability’ of the pre-marital agreement

LeFan’s new court filings for all three women don’t go into detail on whether they had affairs with Dre.

But the attorney said: ‘Any extra marital affair would be irrelevant because California is a no-fault divorce state and in a pleading or proceeding for dissolution of marriage or legal separation of the parties, including depositions and discovery proceedings, evidence of specific acts of misconduct is improper and inadmissible.’

Reports surfaced in 2013 that Dre had cheated on Nicole with Kili Anderson, a one-time model who now is co-owner of a natural skin care brand called Skin and Senses.

Dre vehemently denied the claim at the time. 

Baltimore-born Crystal Rogers co-wrote the song Got Me Open, which was included in Dre’s compilation album The Aftermath in 1996.

Baltimore-born Crystal Rogers co-wrote the song Got Me Open, which was included in Dre’s compilation album The Aftermath in 1996

Baltimore-born Crystal Rogers co-wrote the song Got Me Open, which was included in Dre’s compilation album The Aftermath in 1996

Baltimore-born Crystal Rogers co-wrote the song Got Me Open, which was included in Dre’s compilation album The Aftermath in 1996

Jillian Speer, 41, is a singer, songwriter and musician from Seattle, WA. She released an album called Deeper This Way in 2016

Jillian Speer, 41, is a singer, songwriter and musician from Seattle, WA. She released an album called Deeper This Way in 2016

Jillian Speer, 41, is a singer, songwriter and musician from Seattle, WA. She released an album called Deeper This Way in 2016

Jillian Speer, 41, is a singer, songwriter and musician from Seattle, WA. She released an album called Deeper This Way in 2016

Jillian Speer, 41, is a singer, songwriter and musician from Seattle, WA. She released an album called Deeper This Way in 2016

Dr. Dre and wife Nicole Young attend 'The Defiant Ones' special screening at the Ritzy Picturehouse on March 15, 2018 in London

Dr. Dre and wife Nicole Young attend 'The Defiant Ones' special screening at the Ritzy Picturehouse on March 15, 2018 in London

Dr. Dre and wife Nicole Young attend ‘The Defiant Ones’ special screening at the Ritzy Picturehouse on March 15, 2018 in London

Jillian Speer, 41, is a singer, songwriter and musician from Seattle, WA. She released an album called Deeper This Way in 2016.

The divorce has become more and more contentious since Nicole filed at the end of June this year.

Last month Dre accused his wife of criminal conduct in ‘embezzling’ more than $350,000 from one of their bank accounts.

And in early October, Nicole asked a judge to order Dre to pay $1.5 million for various expenses, including her security, plus $5 million toward her attorney fees and other costs. Both requests were denied.

Last week Nicole accused her estranged husband in court documents of ‘rampant and repeated marital misconduct.’ 

This post first appeared on dailymail.co.uk

Continue Reading

Australia

Top U.S. officials ‘were briefed on threat to Pentagon’s most senior leaders on American soil’

Published

on

By

top u s officials were briefed on threat to pentagons most senior leaders on american soil

US military, intelligence and law enforcement officials were briefed late last month regarding a threat against the Pentagon’s most senior leaders while on American soil, not just traveling overseas, a new report by NBC has revealed.

Five senior US officials with direct knowledge of the matter made the shocking disclosure to the network on Thursday.

The briefings of FBI, CIA and military officials were held after an incident on September 22, when a senior leader at the Defense Department was ‘aggressively’ tailed by an unknown vehicle for several miles after leaving the Pentagon. 

The officials said the briefings suggested the threat, which is still active, could possibly be a retaliation for the US Military’s assassination of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani in January.

Information shared at the briefings indicated the targets are those who were directly involved in the decision to assassinate Soleimani, the sources said. The officials were also reportedly informed of a list, compiled by adversaries, that names the military leaders who are to be targeted.

While the names of the targets were revealed by some of the sources, NBC declined to specifically name them in their report.

The officials said the briefings suggested the threat, which is still active, could possibly be a retaliation for the US Military’s assassination of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani (center) in January

The officials said the briefings suggested the threat, which is still active, could possibly be a retaliation for the US Military’s assassination of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani (center) in January

The officials said the briefings suggested the threat, which is still active, could possibly be a retaliation for the US Military’s assassination of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani (center) in January

The Pentagon is headed up by Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, along with Deputy Secretary of Defense David Norquist, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley, and Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. John Hyten.

Notably, Esper has been travelling in the Middle East and South Asia this week, but details of his trip were held closer to the chest than usual, suggesting a possible security concern.

Journalists travelling with Esper were reportedly not allowed to report on his visits to Bahrain or Israel until he had left each country, despite the fact he spent two nights in Bahrain.

The briefings were spurred following an incident on the evening of September 22, which involved a senior leader at the Defense Department.

The leader, who was not named, left the Pentagon that evening in a government-owned SUV driven by a member of his security detail.

An unknown vehicle then immediately began to follow them, according to NBC’s sources. The driver, later identified as an Iranian national, was in a vehicle with Virginia license plates and trailed closely behind the SUV for approximately seven miles.

Officials said they were told the Iranian national was, at times, ‘driving aggressively’, behind the SUV.

Mark Esper (above) has been travelling in the Middle East and South Asia this week, but details of his trip were held closer to the chest than usual, suggesting a possible security concern

Mark Esper (above) has been travelling in the Middle East and South Asia this week, but details of his trip were held closer to the chest than usual, suggesting a possible security concern

Mark Esper (above) has been travelling in the Middle East and South Asia this week, but details of his trip were held closer to the chest than usual, suggesting a possible security concern

The Pentagon and the FBI reportedly differ in their opinions as to whether the incident was a serious attempt to target a senior Defense Department leader.

While the Pentagon raised more concern, the bureau conducted an investigation of the incident and determined it was not part of any wider threat to senior military leaders or connected directly back to Iran.

Officials said they could not account for the disparity between the Pentagon’s understanding of the incident and the FBI’s.

The Defense Department requested NBC not name the individual, citing security concerns.

One senior administration characterized the incident to the network as ‘concerning’.

The security detail eventually lost the trailing vehicle that was pursuing the Defense Department leader’s SUV and changed routes.

The Pentagon then issued a Be on the Lookout alert (BOLO), and shared the trailing vehicles’ information with federal law enforcement.

The alert reportedly included photos of the driver and the vehicle, in addition to the vehicle’s license plate.

Briefings that officials received on the incident included information about the driver’s Facebook and Instagram accounts, showing that he has friends in Iran and Afghanistan, two officials told NBC.

It’s unclear if the man was ever question or taken into custody, with officials declining to comment on the matter.

‘The Department of Defense takes seriously the safety of all of our personnel,’ said Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Hoffman. ‘We will not discuss intelligence regarding potential threats to senior leaders nor the range of force protection measures we have in place to address these threats.’

In reference to the apparent secrecy shrouding Esper’s visit to the Middle East and South Asia, Hoffman added: ‘security measures [are decided] on a case-by-case basis in coordination with appropriate U.S. and host nation law enforcement officials to protect our hosts, traveling officials, their support staff and accompanying media. We are constantly evaluating the threat environment.’

A supporter of an Iran-backed militia holds a poster of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani, deputy commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis during a protest

A supporter of an Iran-backed militia holds a poster of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani, deputy commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis during a protest

A supporter of an Iran-backed militia holds a poster of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani, deputy commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis during a protest

President Trump's team justified the strike of Soleimani as a necessary defensive measure, citing intelligence reports that found Iraq was plotting an attack on Americans (Mark Esper, left, and Mike Pompeo, right)

President Trump's team justified the strike of Soleimani as a necessary defensive measure, citing intelligence reports that found Iraq was plotting an attack on Americans (Mark Esper, left, and Mike Pompeo, right)

President Trump’s team justified the strike of Soleimani as a necessary defensive measure, citing intelligence reports that found Iraq was plotting an attack on Americans (Mark Esper, left, and Mike Pompeo, right)

The FBI and CIA have not yet responded to a Dailymail.com request for comment.

It’s unclear if Donald Trump was briefed on the September 22 incident. Three congressional aides said the eight leaders of the Congressional caucuses and the intelligence committees have not been briefed.

The Pentagon’s top leaders have 24-hour security and typically travel in official vehicle convoys.

Two officials said the driver of the vehicle with Virginia plates may not have known who was in the official SUV when it left the Pentagon. They said the car may have followed the vehicles simply because whomever was in the SUV was likely a military leader.

For more than a decade, intelligence officials have security experts have long warned of the existence of Iranian terrorist ‘sleeper cells’ operating within the United States, with the agents lying in wait for a coded signal to wreak havoc or commit mass murder.

Fears that Soleimani’s assassination would active the cells have remained prominent since his January death.

Experts have warned that Tehran could launch terrorist attacks targeting American interests at any moment, either through its cells or through its arm Lebanon’s Hezbollah, which is active in Latin American countries.

In Latin America, Hezbollah cells are openly active, which also means that Iran may take Latin America as an advanced launching pad for attacks on US territory or on Washington’s interests in the region whenever it wishes.

‘Iran has a series of proxy networks that are violent,’ New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez, the top Democrat on the Foreign Relations Committee, warned in January. ‘They can have sleeper cells inside the United States. It is possible for sympathizers and supporters of the Quds Force in Iran to attack here.’

President Trump’s team justified the strike of Soleimani as a necessary defensive measure, citing intelligence reports that found Iraq was plotting an attack on Americans.

‘It was time to take action so that we can disrupt this plot to deter further aggression from Qassem Soleimani and the Iranian regime,’ Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said at the time. ‘As well as to attempt to de-escalate the situation. The risk of doing nothing was enormous.’

Similar sleeper cells are also said to be in operation all over the world, including across Europe and in the UK.

Similarly, Bahrain’s Ministry of Interior revealed last month that it had foiled a terrorist attack by a group backed by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) just last month.

The group, called the ‘Qassem Soleimani Brigade’, was planning to attack several security and public structures in Bahrain.

This post first appeared on dailymail.co.uk

Continue Reading

Trending

Copyright © 2020 DiazHub.