Iran Releases Video of Iranian Commandos Rappelling from Helicopter

by Daveda Gruber:

On Saturday a video was released by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards that shows commandos in black ski masks rappelling from a helicopter onto a British oil tanker that was seized in the Strait of Hormuz.

The British-flagged Stena Impero was intercepted late Friday by Iran’s IRGC. The ship’s owner is Stena Bulk.

The vessel was seized with a crew of 23 crew aboard it but it is reported that none aboard the vessel are British nationals.

The video shows the ‘Stena Impero’ tanker being surrounded by smaller boats. The Revolutionary Guard Corps commandos in the video are wearing black ski masks, which disguises their identity.

The smaller boats or Guard boats are said to be surrounding the ‘Stena Impero’ tanker in the video as a helicopter hovered above and the commandos rappelled onto the tanker.

The video is of high quality and it appears to have been taken by two cameras, one from a small boat that appears to be a speed-boat. The video aired on Iranian state TV.

Britain’s Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt warned Iran that it’s on a “dangerous path.” He added that a response would be “considered but robust.”

Hunt also said that Iranians’ behavior is “illegal and destabilizing” and warned of “serious consequences” after the tanker was seized in the Strait of Hormuz on Friday.

In comments on Twitter he said that he spoke to Iran’s foreign minister and express extreme disappointment that the Iranian diplomat had assured him Iran wanted to de-escalate the situation but “they have behaved in the opposite way.”

See tweets here:.

Senior officials said that their seizure of the Stena Impero as well as the brief detainment of a second UK-flagged vessel were a “reciprocal” measure amid economic sanctions.

The British navy seized an Iranian tanker in Gibraltar two weeks ago. That came about amid suspicions of shipping oil to Syria in violation of sanctions imposed by the European Union. Maritime trackers show it was headed to a port in Saudi Arabia.

Abbas Ali Kadkhodaei, who is a spokesman of Iran’s Guardian Council, allegedly said that the seizure of the tanker was warranted on the basis reciprocity as the British navy seized an Iranian tanker in Gibraltar two weeks ago amid suspicions of shipping oil to Syria in violation of sanctions regime imposed by the European Union.

On Friday, President Trump said that Iran is “nothing but trouble” soon after the news of the seized tankers broke. Trump remained hopeful the standoff will work out “very nicely.”

The president added that the (Iranian) regime “is showing their colors” by seizing the tankers and that it’s in “big trouble right now” due to the crushing sanctions imposed by the U.S.

Here is a video of the Helicopter incident:

Security in the Strait of Hormuz has been deteriorating. There have allegedly been six attacks on oil tankers that the U.S. has blamed on Iran  and the Tehran government denies.

These episodes have shaken up the shipping industry. Some of the 2,000 companies operating ships in the region are now on high alert. Many have ordered their vessels to use the Strait of Hormuz only during the daylight hours and to travel at high speed.

There are only a small amount of companies that stopped transit altogether.

Personally, I’m not looking forward to seeing a war break out. I hope that tensions in the area will ease but then, that’s not up to me. We’ll have to wait and see what happens next.

Epstein Won’t Be Free on Bail

by Daveda Gruber:

On Thursday, a New York federal judge denied bail to Jeffery Epstein who is facing sex trafficking charges.

Since his arrest on July 6th, Epstein has been held in custody waiting for a bail hearing. The 66 year old pleaded not guilty in his first court appearance.

U.S. District Judge Richard Berman presided over the bail hearing and related his decision. The judge said, “I doubt that any bail package can overcome danger to the community.”

Judge Berman said that the bail proposal was “irretrievably inadequate” and that the government established “danger to others and to the community” as well as a “risk of flight by a preponderance of the evidence.”

Epstein’s defense team had argued that the financier should be allowed to await trial under house arrest with electronic monitoring at his $77 million Manhattan mansion. They also said that he wouldn’t run and was willing to pledge a fortune of at least $559 million as collateral.

Allegedly, the case against Epstein, who is a registered sex offender, is growing in strength. Assistant U.S. Attorney Alex Rossmiller noted that it is “getting stronger every single day.”

More women are contacting authorities and giving accounts of Epstein of sexual abuse while they were minors.

A young women, Courtney Wild, who said that she was sexually abused by Epstein in Palm Beach, Florida when she was 14 years of age, pleaded with the judge to keep Epstein jailed.

Wild said, “He’s a scary person to have walking the streets.”

Add to this the fact that earlier this week, Rossmiller said that the government uncovered “piles of cash, dozens of diamonds” and a passport with a picture of the defendant but a name other than his own that was in a locked safe.

A premonition of impending suicide has come to my mind. I ask myself where would Epstein be more likely to be safe? Would he be safer at home or in jail?

After all, he has a lot of information in his head about people who flew on his airplane, “Lolita Express,” spent time on his private “Orgy Island,” or who had gone to parties with Epstein or held by Epstein.

MS-13 Members Charged in Horrific Murders

by Daveda Gruber:

MS-13 gang member known as the Fulton clique were indicted in California for the murders of seven  individuals.

According to a federal indictment released on Tuesday, twenty-two people were arrested in connection with nearly 200 crimes in several states. The alleged crimes took place over the last nine years.

U.S. Attorney Nick Hanna said, “We have now taken off the streets nearly two dozen people associated with the most violent arm of MS-13 in Los Angeles.”

Nineteen of the twenty-two defendants were in the United States illegally. The 19 males had come into the country over the past three or four years.

Sixteen of  them are accused in the murders of seven people in areas across Southern California over the past two years.

MS-13 is short for ‘La Mara Salvatrucha’, that was formed in Los Angeles in the 1980’s by refugees from El Salvador. They are linked to many slayings in parts of the U.S.

The suspects have allegedly operated in the San Fernando Valley, which is home to young immigrants who are illegally in this country.

The indictment reads, “In Los Angeles, a clique added new members through an initiation ritual known as ‘jumping in,’ during which several existing MS-13 members beat up a prospective MS-13 member for 13 seconds while the shot caller counted aloud for 13 seconds. Beginning in 2017 in Los Angeles, MS-13 members who identified with ‘503’ had been required” to murder a rival or other enemy of the group.”

In the state of California, the MS-13 gang has clashed with rival Nortenos gang members. Norteños is Spanish for “Northerner” and are a group of Latino street gangs with origins in northern California, which is north of Bakersfield.

The number “503” represents the sub-group of MS-13 and is the telephone country code for El Salvador.

The murder of rival gang members is prevalent and so is the murder of those who appear to be on the side of the law.

One of the alleged murders was that of a  rival gang member who reportedly defaced MS-13 graffiti. Six alleged killers took the victim to the Angeles National Forest, which falls under federal jurisdiction. There they “hacked him to death with a machete and one of the defendants allegedly carved out his heart before throwing the body parts into a canyon.

Four of the killings were alleged to have occurred in the same manner.

Officials are saying that the murders were so “heinous, cruel or depraved” that the defendants are eligible for the death penalty. Prosecutors have not said whether they intend to seek capital punishment.

Here is a video on the arrests:

President Trump has been noted as calling the gang members “monsters” and I agree with that description.

It does take a certain kind of ‘stupid’ to not see that the makeup of these gangs are murderers. They kill innocent as well as, not so innocent people. They are a danger to where ever they are situated. They crossed the border illegally and they are here to kill anyone who they feel like murdering.

Planned Parenthood Loses Funding for Abortion Referrals

by Daveda Gruber:

The unborn are getting support from President Trump’s administration. Taxpayer dollars will no longer go to fund abortion referrals.

The Trump administration was being sued by the largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood,  along with 20 states and the District of Columbia.

Back in February, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), revamped the rules from diverting Title X family planning funding by prohibiting recipients from using the funds to “perform, promote, refer to, or support abortion as a method of family planning.”

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, which has two new judges who were appointed by Trump, rejected the plea.

Planned Parenthood tweeted, “This is a devastating blow to the 4 million patients who obtain birth control, cancer screenings, and other essential care through Title X.”

See tweet here:

Clinics were notified by the Trump administration that they will begin to enforce the ban on abortion referrals and will also a require that clinics maintain separate finances from facilities that provide abortions.

Needless to say, the pro-life movement, which opposes abortion, is very happy with the Trump administration’s handling of this matter and the court’s decision.

This is all within the law as it stands. All that the administration did was enforce the law.

Going into effect next year, abortion facilities will not be able to be under the same roof as family planning clinics.

It has always boggled my mind as to how an abortion is actually planning a family. It isn’t. An abortion murders a baby who would have become a part of a family.

The time has come for women and yes, even men, to realize that abortion is not a form of birth control. Controlling the desire to have a baby, should come before conceiving a child. There are many forms of birth control out there for women to choose.

Also, a choice to abstain is always there for women and men not wanting to use protection to prevent pregnancy. If you play with fire, expect to get burned. That is comparison works in any walk of life.

I had elaborated on my opinion when I responded to a couple of  LifeNews.com Tweets. You can see them here:

Around four million women are served from Title X funding of private clinics. About forty percent of those clinics are operated by Planned Parenthood. Around $260 million a year is provided to the clinics.

Do you want to pay for the murder of babies, as in abortion? Me neither. My request has been granted.

When Did ICE Raids Begin?

by Daveda Gruber:

Raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) that were scheduled to begin on Sunday may have begun on Saturday in New York City.

The ICE raids in New York City took place in parts of Brooklyn and Manhattan late on Saturday and continued into the wee hours of Sunday morning according to New York’s Mayor Bill de Blasio.

The Democratic mayor is against the raids and inevitable deportations or imprisonment has said his city would not cooperate with ICE.

The mayor took to Twitter and tweeted this:

The ‘fake news’ media may have been citing the story as “raids on undocumented immigrants” but ICE has other ideas about their intentions. They have been firm in that their intentions are to target those already known to be criminals with criminal arrest records or have been put on a list as having not reported for hearings that were set in place.

Illegal immigrants are being coached on their rights, including instructions not to respond if agents knock on the door unless shown a warrant signed by a judge.

Illegal immigrants in major cities all over the U.S. are being coached on how to respond.

Here is a video from XPIX CBS San Fransico Bay Area:

The acting of Customs and Border Protection, Mark Morgan said, “This is about the rule of law,” Morgan said. “Those individuals who remain here illegally, especially those who’ve received due process more than any other nation in the world would provide someone that came here illegally, to including those with final orders, that there are consequences to those that remain here illegally. That’s what today is about. ”

Ten cities are being targeted but authorities will go where their investigations lead, even if it’s five states away from where the case is filed.

President Trump said, “It starts on Sunday and they’re going to take people out and they’re going to bring them back to their countries or they’re going to take criminals out, put them in prison, or put them in prison in the countries they came from.”

Administration officials have said they are targeting about 2,000 people, which would yield about 200 arrests based on previous crackdowns.

Trump has said on Twitter that his agents plan to arrest millions of immigrants in the country illegally.

Here is what Trump tweeted about the raids:

My own views tend to fall on the side of our president and ICE. Illegal means what it says; it is against the law.

If a person is not guilty of breaking the law of the land, they have nothing to fear from those enforcing the law. On the other hand, there are quite a few people living in this country, who are worried.

 

Did AOC Call Pelosi a Racist?

by Daveda Gruber:

The ‘race card’ was played by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY, on Wednesday. The freshman congresswoman pulled out her ‘ace in the hole’ and showed her hand to Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi.

AOC hit Pelosi hard, suggesting that she was “singling out” herself and her colleagues based on their race.

Congress passed a border funding bill that four Democratic Congresswomen opposed. That caused a feud that has been festering between Pelosi and the four opposing freshmen representatives who are, Ocasio-Cortez, Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., and Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass..

Pelosi had told the New York Times, “All these people have their public whatever and their Twitter world, but they didn’t have any following. They’re four people, and that’s how many votes they got.”

On Wednesday, Ocasio-Cortez told The Washington Post that the “persistent singling out” by the Speaker may be more than “outright disrespectful.”

AOC went on to say, “When these comments first started, I kind of thought that she was keeping the progressive flank at more of an arm’s distance in order to protect more moderate members, which I understood.”

She continued, “But the persistent singling out … it got to a point where it was just outright disrespectful … the explicit singling out of newly elected women of color.”

On Tuesday Ocasio-Cortez had already said, in an earlier interview, that Congress was using women and minorities as “bargaining chips.”

She said, “When it comes to women of color in Congress, particularly the freshmen, it’s that we both have encountered and represent communities that have been auctioned off and negotiated off for the last 20 years. And we’re over it.”

AOC continued, “We see in these negotiations all the time— it’s like fighting for black communities or policies that help women. They’re bargaining chips. And they’re the first chips that are reached for in any legislative negotiations.”

Those comments have enraged Pelosi. On Wednesday, she slammed back with, “You got a complaint? You come and talk to me about it. But do not tweet about our members and expect us to think that that is just okay.”

There is apparently, a feud going on in the House of Representatives. The four progressives are not in alliance with Pelosi. They don’t listen to others who have been in government for a lot longer than they have been.

Some may say that this is appealing and that people should think for themselves and not just go along with the established Politian. Pelosi is more comfortable when she is in control of those around her and doesn’t like when she is put behind the eight ball.

The family feud in the Democratic party doesn’t seem to be ending anytime soon. Pelosi and the group of four don’t seem to be on the same page. Is Pelosi out of touch with her own party? Maybe, she is.

Personally, I’m not taking sides. I don’t agree with either side. Let them bicker and waste their energy.

It is my opinion that when the unity in a party is destroyed, the power of that party is at stake. Look at the Republicans. The GOP has different views within it. There are Libertarians who have their own way of thinking and there are Republicans, in name only, who vote with Democrats often.

We, on the right, have witnessed lack of unity. The Democrats, however, were pretty much united. That is over now. Fighting within the same party never helped anyone. The right has narrowly avoided destruction because of it and now Democrats are the ones who are divided.

How Many Clintons Will Go Down?

by Daveda Gruber:

In 1995, former President Bill Clinton had dinner with financer and sex offender Jeffery Epstein. This was years before the statement from his office, earlier this week, detailed.

The statement, in fact, showed that Clinton and Epstein had interactions starting in 2002. The statement also said that Clinton “knows nothing” about Epstein’s alleged crimes.

The billionaire was indicted for alleged sex trafficking crimes. The indictment was unsealed on Monday and Epstein is now in custody.

So, what happened in 1995? Well, according to a story published by the “Palm Beach Post” in 1995, the president at the time, Clinton, attended a three hour dinner at the Palm Beach home of business tycoon Ron Perelman with a “very select group of people.”

The select group consisted of Epstein, singer Jimmy Buffet, actor Don Johnson, then-co-chairman of the Democratic National Committee Don Fowler and some select others.

The report said, “Joining Clinton for a three-hour dinner was a very select group of people, some of whom, according to one Democratic Party source, gave as much as $100,000 to the Democratic National Committee for the privilege of dining with the president.”

This conflicts with the report from Clinton’s office, which states, “In 2002 and 2003, President Clinton took a total of four trips on Jeffrey Epstein’s airplane: one to Europe, one to Asia, and two to Africa, which included stops in connection with the work of the Clinton Foundation. Staff, supporters of the foundation, and his Secret Service detail traveled on every leg of every trip. He had one meeting with Epstein in his Harlem office in 2002, and around the same time made one brief visit to Epstein’s New York apartment with a staff member and his security detail. He’s not spoken to Epstein in well over a decade, and he has never been to Little St. James Island, Epstein’s ranch in New Mexico, or his residence in Florida.”

The indictment alleges that the billionaire, Epstein, who is a financier and registered sex offender, preyed on “dozens” of victims as young as 14 years of age. Epstein allegedly operated a “vast network” from 2002 “up to and including” at least 2005.”

This is the biggest scandal Clinton has ever been involved in. I wonder if he knows that his wife flew on the same plane and went to the Island too? How many Clintons will actually go down?

The truth always comes out in the long run. Criminals must face justice and there are a lot of crimes to be held accountable for.

Who Else Will be Arrested?

by Daveda Gruber:

Jeffery Epstein has been put under indictment for sex trafficking and sex trafficking conspiracy but on Monday, a former FBI official has allegedly said that Epstein is a “placeholder” for prosecutors.

This is not the end of arrests and that Former Assistant FBI Director Chris Swecker expects a much larger “superseding” indictment is imminent to come.

The indictment that alleges that the billionaire, Epstein, who is a financier and registered sex offender, preyed on “dozens” of victims as young as 14 years of age. Epstein allegedly operated a “vast network” from 2002 “up to and including” at least 2005.

Epstein, aged 66, pleaded not guilty to the charges in a New York courtroom on Monday afternoon.

Chris Swecker, Assistant Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation has said he believes the two-count indictment was brought to get Epstein “off the street” as fast as possible.

He said, “I think a decision was made that this conduct was ongoing, perhaps.”

Epstein was arrested on Saturday after his private jet, known to many as  “LOLITA EXPRESS,” landed on U.S. soil after flying back from France.

The plane earned the nickname for its large bed reported on board where passengers had group sex with young girls.

Many famous names are alleged to have been friends with Epstein and flew on his famous private jet. Former President Bill Clinton, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Britain’s Prince Andrew, Mick Jagger, Courtney Love, Alec Baldwin, Peter Soros (George Soros’ nephew), Ted Kennedy, David Koch and many more. The list is rather extensive and even President Trump is alleged to have flown on the jet at least once.

The president’s legal team denies allegations that Trump was ever friends with Epstein.

According to an FBI affidavit, Epstein’s former house manager, Alfredo Rodriguez, had in his possession an address book  but despite having been subpoenaed for everything he had on his former boss, Rodriguez didn’t share it with the FBI or Palm Beach Police Department detectives investigating Epstein. He did, however, try to make a $50,000 score by covertly peddling the black book, with addresses and phone numbers in it, to one of the attorneys launching lawsuits at Epstein on behalf of his victims.

Bill Clinton took at least 26 trips flying aboard Epstein’s private jet. He  apparently ditched his Secret Service detail on some of the excursions.

NYPD and the FBI have emails that allegedly show that  Hillary Clinton traveled as Epstein’s guest to the Island at least six times.

Epstein had made a plea deal, in which he was sentenced to 13 months in jail. It was overseen by former Miami U.S. Attorney Alexander Acosta. Acosta is now Trump’s labor secretary.

Epstein spent 12 months in prison and home detention for solicitation and procurement of minors for prostitution. An alleged team of traffickers procured girls as young as 12 to service his friends on “ORGY ISLAND.”

The much visited Island is located on an estate on Epstein’s 72-acre Island that is called “Little St. James,” which is in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Swecker has said that he believes the current investigation is a “redo” of a previous one that closed with Epstein receiving the “deal of the century.”

He stated, “That plea deal should never have happened. This is a zero-tolerance crime now and it should have been a zero-tolerance crime back then.”

The Southern District of New York’s public corruption unit is handling the Epstein case. It is probable that they became involved because he is alleged to have provided underage women to “pretty high-profile individuals.”

Swecker said, “That would involve, by definition, public corruption if the charges were suppressed for that reason.”

The Miami Herald published a series of reports on the once sealed document. Victims in this case were not asked for permission to have their names released.

A judge, earlier this year, ruled that because the victims were not notified and permission was not granted, the judge is weighing whether to invalidate the agreement.

In my humble opinion, Epstein is a flight risk and a menace to society, especially with young underage girls. His time in jail was no more than a slap on the wrist for the billionaire who allegedly enlisted quite a number of children to please his elite group of friends and travel companions. He should face charges that fit the crime.

So, who is going to be arrested next? I don’t really have that information but I can assume that maybe the list of people who flew on “LOLITA EXPRESS” and/or to “ORGY ISLAND” are all at risk.

This is big and many are going to go down.

Did Mueller Hold Back his Report?

by Daveda Gruber:

On Friday Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., came out with some interesting predictions on a New York radio show saying that there “no legal basis” for the Russian meddling investigation into the Trump campaign.

King spoke with New York radio host John Catsimatidis and said, “There was no legal basis at all for them to begin the investigation of his campaign, and the way they carried it forward and the way information was leaked, the improper applications they filed in the FISA court to get surveillance, all of this is going to come out.”

Attorney General William Barr is looking into the origins of the investigation and, along with others, I believe that there is much to expose from within the FBI and the CIA.

The big question is allegedly how information was leaked and how the warrant was obtained under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) to monitor former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.

Republicans claimed that federal authorities did not fully disclose their reliance on an unverified dossier compiled by Christopher Steele. That document, referred to as the Steele Dossier, was part of opposition research for Hillary Clinton’s campaign.

Democrats, on the other hand, do not believe that anything improper happened.

Besides this, King is of the belief that special counsel Robert Mueller knew that there was no collusion long before his report came out.

King said, “I think that the Mueller people had obligations to tell the president, to tell the country, to tell the world, that there was no collusion whatsoever as soon as they found out there was none. This isn’t like you’re dealing with some local drug dealer … You’re talking about, whether you like him or not, he is the leader of the country. The leader of the Free World. And they let this hang over him for at least a year. It was wrong not to make it known.”

Allegedly, people have come forward to speak about misconduct after not doing so earlier on. At least one witness outside the Justice Department and FBI started cooperating with the investigation.

When Barr ordered U.S. Attorney John Durham to lead a separate investigation into the origins of the bureau’s 2016 Russia case that laid the foundation for the “probe,” the information started to flow.

King stated, “Just from evidence I’ve seen over the last several years being on the Intelligence Committee, being a member of Congress, there’s no doubt to me there were severe serious abuses that were carried out in the FBI, and I believe the top levels of the CIA.”

According to King, the failed narrative of Trump campaign conspiracy has gone on too long. Mueller let the president of the United States work under a “cloud” for at least a year, when in fact, he found no evidence of collusion.

The report was way overdue.

Mueller is set to testify before Congress on July 17th. King is no longer on the House Intelligence committee but current members will be asking questions.

Folks, the show has begun. Get out the popcorn and prepare to be enlightened. If you’ve been waiting for justice to be served, this show will be entertaining and it should give you some satisfaction, at long last.

Kamala Harris Reveals $100 Billion Black Homeownership Plan

by Daveda Gruber:

On Saturday Democratic Senator Kamala Harris revealed a plan to invest $100 billion in federal funding to help America’s black population buy homes if she is elected president.

Black voters are a big part of the constituency in the Democratic primary.

The plan would, as Harris has said, provide a down payment and closing cost assistance of up to $25,000 to people renting or living in historically red-lined communities from the Department of Housing and Urban Development. She expects it to help about four million home buyers.

The California senator tweeted that “After generations of discrimination, it’s time to give Black families a real shot at homeownership.”

You can see her tweets here:

Harris was appearing at Essence’s Global Black Economic Forum and spoke about how homeownership could be within reach of many who can’t afford it now.

The program would affect residents in red-lined communities, which are areas the Home Owners’ Loan Corporation that has discouraged lenders from investing in.

Her campaign said, “If we eliminate racial wealth disparities in homeownership rates, median Black wealth would grow $32,113 per household, and the wealth gap between Black and white households would shrink 31 percent.”

Harris said, “A typical black family has just $10 of wealth for every $100 held by a white family. So we must right that wrong and, after generations of discrimination, give black families a real shot at homeownership — historically one of the most powerful drivers of wealth in our country.”

Her plan would look to increase credit access by alter crediting reporting standards to include payments on credit cards, student loans, auto loans, and mortgage payments.

Harris also pledged to work to expand HUD’s fair housing program.

Do her plans or proposals spur any interest? Of course black Americans might see this as a good thing but in reality, we are a country in debt.

The Democrat hopefuls for the 2020 presidential election are promising black people an awful lot of money but where is it going to come from? And why didn’t any other Democratic presidents help black Americans with becoming wealthier?

I think I may have the answer. The Democrats will promise the world to anyone who asks but the truth of the matter is that they really never come through with delivering on their promises.