Middl East

Syrian report: The Iranian Revolutionary Guard transferred today major forces from Iraq to the Imam Ali base in Al-Bukamal, Syria: 12 trucks with heavy and light weapons, 5 military vehicles with machine guns, as well as three buses with fighters, arrived at the main base. @BeholdIsrael.com

Exclusive — U.S. Ambassador to France Denies The Atlantic Story: ‘POTUS Has Never Denigrated Any Member of U.S. Military’

U.S. Ambassador to France and Monaco Jamie McCourt told Breitbart News exclusively on Monday that the Atlantic story about President Donald Trump allegedly bashing troops is untrue.

Ambassador McCourt was there the day President Trump’s team called off the trip to the cemetery at Belleau Wood because of inclement weather. She is the latest U.S. official who was actually present at the event to publicly deny the Atlantic’s account of events, which is based entirely on anonymous sources.

Needless to say, I never spoke to the Atlantic, and I can’t imagine who would,” McCourt told Breitbart News. “In my presence, POTUS has NEVER denigrated any member of the U.S. military or anyone in service to our country. And he certainly did not that day, either. Let me add, he was devastated to not be able to go to the cemetery at Belleau Wood. In fact, the next day, he attended and spoke at the ceremony in Suresnes in the pouring rain.”

McCourt’s denial regarding the Atlantic comes after former White House deputy chief of staff Zach Fuentes, a top confidante of former chief of staff John Kelly, denied the story earlier on Monday in an exclusive statement to Breitbart News.

In addition to Fuentes, former National Security adviser John Bolton has denied the account—as has every other person who could have witnessed the president saying this: officials who were there, from former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders to senior adviser Stephen Miller to advisers such as Jordan Karem and Derek Lyons. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who was traveling with the president there, has also denied the report. In addition, first lady Melania Trump has denied the report and called the Atlantic article fake news.

While Kelly himself has not said anything publicly at this stage, Fuentes’s denial essentially serves as a denial from Kelly. That’s because Fuentes, in his denial, made clear that Kelly would not have stood idly by if Trump had, in fact, made the remarks that were alleged in the Atlantic story.

“Honestly, do you think General Kelly would have stood by and let ANYONE call fallen Marines losers?” Fuentes asked Breitbart News.

Now, with McCourt’s denial, along with those of everyone else who was in the president’s presence in France during this supposed episode, White House officials familiar with the matter told Breitbart News that there is nobody left who could have witnessed the president say something like this privately about fallen troops:

China

@WashTimes: Aggressive PLA submarine buildup continues; China Military Power report highlights Chinese ’non-war’ warfare; China aids NK crypto hacks

China has already in essence started a war with America. Tweet taken from Bill Gertz.

DOD warns Chinese about military exercises, missile launches in South China Sea

“The PRC’s actions, including missile tests, further destabilize the situation in the South China Sea,” the Pentagon declared in a statement.

The Defense Department on Thursday warned the People’s Republic of China for carrying out military exercises with ballistic- missile launches in the disputed South China Sea, calling them “counterproductive” when it comes to successfully “maintaining stability.”

“Conducting military exercises over disputed territory in the South China Sea is counterproductive to easing tensions and maintaining stability. The PRC’s actions, including missile tests, further destabilize the situation in the South China Sea,” the Pentagon declared in a statement about China’s activities that started on August 23 and will run through Saturday.

China’s recent actions represents a breach of the nation’s commitments in the 2002 Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea, the U.S. said.

https://justthenews.com/world/asia/dod-decries-chinese-military-exercises-and-missile-launches-south-china-sea

ISIS Gains a Foothold in East African Country of Mozambique After Seizing Crucial Port

Members affiliated with the Islamic State gained control of a strategic port and have instituted Sharia Law; National authorities are receiving foreign help to try and combat the militants.

After seizing a strategic port in the northern part of the country, militants belonging to the Islamic State of Syria and Iraq (ISIS) have taken up residence inside the country of Mozambique, which is located in eastern Africa, due west of the island of Madagascar.

The terror group overtook the Port of Mocimboa da Praia and installed Sharia Law over the city. Military forces from Mozambique are continuing to fight against the militants and are even being helped from foreign militaries such as South Africa and Russia. The defense minister of the country, Jaime Neto, communicated that innocent civilians are being murdered, stating that ISIS “attacked the town from the inside out, causing destruction, looting, and the murder of defenseless citizens.”

The Port of Mocimboa da Praia is critical, largely due to its involvement in the oil industry. It’s reported that multiple foreign entities are in the process of developing gas projects in the area. However, it’s doubtful that the militants will hold the port for long.

The province wherein these events are taking place is the Cabo Delgado Province, which has a population of well over two million. These militants have been successful in manipulating the hearts of the people, recruiting several from the area. It’s estimated that a fifth of the country is Muslim. http://www.beholdIsrael.org

Revolutionary microchip hailed as ‘generational’ breakthrough that will upend defense tech

An energy-efficient microchip under development combines different types of processors into one chip and is expected to revolutionize commercial and defense technology, the advanced semiconductor’s inventor says.

Radoslav Danilak, a veteran Silicon Valley electrical engineer who has worked with the U.S. military and intelligence community, predicted that the chip, called Prodigy, will save billions of dollars for tech giants such as Facebook, Apple, Microsoft and Google.

In two to three years, Mr. Danilak said, the advanced microchip likely will be running aerial and underwater unmanned vehicles, powering the world’s fastest supercomputers and being deployed on cell towers to facilitate faster and more capable 5G internet and telecommunications infrastructure.

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jul/30/tachyum-prodigy-universal-processor-microchip-revo/

Israel Attacks Syria Following Attempted Border Bombing

JERUSALEM, Israel – Israeli fighter jets, helicopters, and aircraft carried out airstrikes against the Syrian military Monday evening in response to an attempt by four men to plant explosives near the security fence between Israel and Syria Sunday night.

The Israel Defense Forces struck numerous positions held by Syrian President Bashar Assad’s forces, including observation posts, intelligence collections systems, anti-aircraft artillery, and command and control systems.

“The IDF sees the Syrian regime as responsible for all operations carried out in its territory and will continue to act with determination against all attacks on the sovereignty of the State of Israel,” said the IDF in a statement.

Syria’s official news agency, SANA, said that the Syrian military engaged “hostile targets” near Damascus, and the enemy airstrikes inflicted “material damage” in the city of Quneitra.  Al-Arabiya reports that some injuries were sustained during the strikes.

Shortly before the airstrikes, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported that an air raid by unidentified aircraft had killed at least 15 Iranian-backed militiamen in al-Bukamal.

Citing “reliable sources,” the group said the attack targeted “positions of Iranian forces and Iranian-backed militias in Imam Ali Base, areas near Al-Sekka, and in Al-Bokamal desert in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor.”

SOHR sources said that military vehicles transported dead and injured militiamen to Iraq.

On Sunday, Israeli troops killed four men who entered Israeli territory and attempted to plant explosives near an unmanned IDF post along the security fence.

https://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/israel/2020/august/israel-attacks-syria-following-attempted-border-bombing-attack