Daily Archives: August 9, 2017

U.S. Diplomats in Cuba Reported Experiencing ‘Physical Symptoms’ Following ‘Incidents’

FBI investigating the matter

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Some United States government personnel on official duty in Havana, Cuba have reported feeling a variety of “physical symptoms” following “incidents,” according to a State Department spokesperson.

There are concerns about the safety of these diplomats, and the FBI is currently investigating the matter, CBS Radio News reports. The U.S. responded by asking two Cuban officials in the U.S. to leave the country on May 23.

The State Department has so far not specified what these “incidents” were and what “symptoms” the diplomats were experiencing.

The State Department spokesperson said the U.S. has reminded the Cuban government of its obligation to protect diplomats under the Vienna Convention, CBS correspondent Steve Dorsey reported.

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FLASHBACK: Trump’s 2015 Warnings About NKorea’s ‘Maniac With Nukes’

President has been sounding alarm on NK for a long time

“Nobody ever mentions North Korea, where you have this maniac sitting there, and he actually has nuclear weapons,” Trump said, while failed opponent Jeb Bush observed with a patronizing smile. “Somebody better start thinking about North Korea.”

“We’re talking about Iran – they’re bad actors, bad things are going to happen, but in the meantime you have somebody right now in North Korea who’s got nuclear weapons, and who is saying almost every other week, ‘I’m ready to use them,’ and we don’t even mention it.”

In a follow-up interview on his statements, Trump doubled-down on his assertions.

“I said last night – we’re talking about Iran, and in the meantime you have North Korea, where they actually have the nukes already made, and you have this maniac over there threatening them every two weeks that, ‘We’re going to use them on the United States and every place else,’ and nobody even talks about it, nobody mentions him,” Trump said. “He actually has the nukes – Iran does not.”

“It’s a terrible situation. We’re run by incompetent people.”

Tensions between the US and North Korea have reached a boiling and could escalate into nuclear war at any moment, as Pyongyang has threatened to attack the US territory of Guam, and Trump has promised “fire and fury like the world has never seen” if Kim makes a move.

President Trump tweeted about the rejuvenation of the US nuclear arsenal under his watch, and the message to North Korea could not be clearer.

“My first order as President was to renovate and modernize our nuclear arsenal,” Trump wrote this morning. “It is now far stronger and more powerful than ever before.”

“Hopefully we will never have to use this power, but there will never be a time that we are not the most powerful nation in the world!”

Donald J. Trump

@realDonaldTrump

My first order as President was to renovate and modernize our nuclear arsenal. It is now far stronger and more powerful than ever before….

Donald J. Trump

@realDonaldTrump

…Hopefully we will never have to use this power, but there will never be a time that we are not the most powerful nation in the world!

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson clarified the need for straightforward tough talk at this time, saying, “What the president is doing, is sending a strong message to North Korea in language that Kim Jong-un would understand, because he doesn’t seem to understand diplomatic language.”

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Paris Attack Suspect Shot, Arrested On French Motorway

Involves suspect in ramming attack on soldiers in Paris

French police have wounded and detained the suspected perpetrator of the ramming attack against French servicemen near Paris, Reuters reported citing media reports.

According to the BFMTV channel, the suspect was shot and arrested after the police stopped on a motorway in northern France the BMW which may have been used in the attack.

Earlier in the day, a vehicle rammed into a group of French soldiers in the French town of Levallois-Perret. The suspected vehicle left six French police officers injured and after that fled the scene.

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Les politiques réagissent à l’attaque contre les militaires à Levallois-Perret http://bit.ly/2fsis5K 

The anti-terrorism office of the Paris prosecutors’ office, which is in charge of investigating similar cases, has opened probe into the incident.

The injured soldiers belong to Operation Sentinelle introduced in the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks in 2015, which killed 130 people. Since then, France has suffered a series of attacks.

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo expressed support for the wounded and hopes that the perpetrators will be arrested soon.

On June 7, a 40-year-old assailant of Algerian descent attacked police officers with a hammer near the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, slightly injuring one of the officers. The attacker was neutralized.

On April 20, a 39-year-old man, known for radicalization, attacked law enforcement officers at the Avenue des Champs-Elysees in the French capital. One policeman was killed, two other police officers and a woman, who was passing by, were injured. The assailant was killed.

Video: Gangster Threatens to Kill Trump For Taking Away His Mama’s Food Stamps

Thugs waving guns declare “war” on the president