US Deploys B-52 Bombers to Persian Gulf, Warning Iran Against Possible Attacks

The United States flew two B-52 bombers over the Persian Gulf on Wednesday as a forewarning to Iran against any potential attacks against American or allied targets in the Middle East.

Additionally, the senior military official said there could be a “potential for other more complex attacks” against Americans in Iraq. “I think it is likely that the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad would be attacked again in some manner.”

He added, “We’re seeing planning for, particularly in Iraq for complex attacks that require Iranian assistance in order to be pulled off. It’s unclear to us, whether it’s contingency planning, or whether it’s a plan that is advancing because approval has been given and they’re just trying to get all the pieces in place and execute.”

IRGC Leader Issues New Threat To ‘Sworn Enemies’ Following Fakhrizadeh’s Death

The leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) warned that the killing of Iran’s lead nuclear scientist nearly two weeks ago is only causing the regime to further plot against its ‘sworn enemies.’

Hossein Salami, the current leader of the IRGC, spoke recently concerning the killing of Iran’s head nuclear scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, and what Iran’s sworn enemies can expect in response. Fakhrizadeh was killed nearly two weeks ago east of Tehran at the hands of Israel’s Mossad. However, in his recent address, Salami did not specifically name the Jewish State.

In a recent speech, Salami stated, “Iran’s sworn enemies should know that the Shahids are our burning flames, we will continue on the path they have laid out before us, we will not stop.” 

A Shahid is an Islamic martyr.

He continued his statement by claiming that Iran knows that its enemies are “waiting in fear,” knowing that the Islamic Republic will strike at the proper time. He added that Iran’s enemies would be wise to acknowledge that the regime grows whenever a martyr takes place.

As they have for a significant amount of time, Israel warned of its readiness to confront Iranian aggression. Israel has been very active in the prevention of Iranian entrenchment inside of Syria, especially in the last 12 months.

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Third quarter GDP likely to show record growth, confirming V-shaped, ‘best-ever’ recovery

Deloitte estimated that the U.S. contraction in in 2020 would be the second mildest (behind only Japan) among G7 nations, with all the other countries — Canada, France, Germany, Italy, the U.K. — estimated to take a harder hit.”

The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, the Chicago Fed, the Conference Board, and Goldman Sachs have all expected growth to be between 30% and 35%, on an annualized basis. This level of growth, economists note, would be the highest in the history of American GDP calculations, which began during the Great Depression.

“It’s the best-ever recovery,” economist Art Laffer told Just the News. “But you know, bottom line, the reason that’s the best is because the first and second quarter were the two worst. They were caused by something not economic, they were caused by the pandemic. And so it’s not a normal recovery in the sense of the Great Depression.” 

https://justthenews.com/nation/economy/new-q3-economic-numbers-expected-show-record-growth-best-ever-recovery-us-economists

Pompeo says Communist Chinese Party ‘greatest external threat’ to U.S.

The secretary of state said the Obama administration did not grasp the threat posed by China

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the Chinese Communist Party represents the most significant outside threat to the United States.

“The greatest external threat that the United States faces over the medium and long term is the threat by the regime in China today, the Chinese Communist Party lead by General Secretary Xi Jinping,” Pompeo said during an interview Sunday on Fox News with conservative commentator Mark Levin.

Pompeo also said that the Obama administration did not grasp the threat posed by the Asian superpower.

https://justthenews.com/nation/pompeo-calls-communist-chinese-party-greatest-external-threat-us

Prayer initiative 36 days till election 2020

America is a nation founded on religious freedom. I am thankful that we have a President willing to stand up and be counted to promote religious freedom here in America and around the world. Please pray with me today.

Heavenly father we come to you today and we pray not only in this country of America, but around the world that people would be able to worship you as they see fit without fear of retribution from oppressive governments. Lord I thank you for a president and administration that is promoting and lifting up freedom of religion.

Dear Lord I am praying against the blue state governors and mayors who are forcing Christians to make a decision between worshiping you and going to jail or being fined for gathering together. Lord I pray that this religious persecution will stop in the United States of America. We will obey God rather than man.

Biden & China

Just a reminder: “The Biden Center at the University of Penn is under fire this week over its alleged failure to disclose millions of dollars in gifts from China. The center has allegedly failed to disclose $70mil in gifts from China since 2017.” @NedRuan

Los Alamos National Lab scientist recruited by China, sentenced

A former scientist at the Los Alamos National Laboratory where U.S. nuclear weapons are designed was sentenced to probation and a fine for lying to an Energy Department counterspy operation about his recruitment by the Chinese government.

Turab Lookman, 68, of Santa Fe, New Mexico could have been imprisoned but instead was given five years’ probation and fined $75,000 for hiding his application to join China’s “Thousand Talents” program to recruit foreign scientists.

Mr. Lookman was indicted in May 2019 on three counts of lying about the recruitment effort.

He was charged with not revealing on a 2017 security questionnaire that he had been asked by a Chinese agent to join the talent recruitment program. A year later, he denied when asked by a Los Alamos counterintelligence official if he had been recruited by China for work with a university or other academic post. A third count involved lying to another federal investigator about the recruitment.

In January, Mr. Lookman pleaded guilty to one count of lying about his contacts with China. Two other charges were dropped. He could have faced up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/sep/15/turab-lookman-los-alamos-national-lab-scientist-re/