Terror

US accuses Hezbollah of stockpiling weapons and ammonium nitrate across Europe
State department’s Nathan Sales says group ‘represents clear and present danger to the US’ and urges Europe to take tougher line.

China Virus

A top virologist who fled China announced she has evidence the coronavirus was man-made.
According to Dr. Li-Meng Yan, China actually owned two different viruses that, when modified, became the coronavirus. Furthermore, she stated the virus came from a lab in Wuhan. @BeholdIsrael.org

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

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

Ukrainian flagged as intel danger to Trump had extensive contact with Obama officials, memos show

Obama State Department considered Konstantin Kilimnik a ‘sensitive source,’ Senate report now identifies him as Russian intel officer.

In December 2015, the Obama State Department and its ambassador in Kiev were upset over a negative story about then-Vice President Joe Biden ahead of his visit to Ukraine. So a U.S. embassy official turned to a “sensitive source” for help.

“Thank you very much for looking into this and very sorry to ask,” U.S. embassy official Alexander “Sasha” Kasanof wrote businessman Konstantin Kilimnik in a Dec. 6, 2015 email obtained by Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigators and reviewed by Just the News. “Ambassador very unhappy about the article, though agree it stinks to me to (sic) of people we know very well.”

A few lines later, Kasanof’s email offered Kilimnik some valuable inside skinny about the Obama administration’s assessment of a sensitive meeting between indicted fugitive Ukrainian oligarch Dmitri Firtash’s associate Yuriy Boyko and Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland. “I thought Boyko did quite well, in fact,” Kasanof wrote. “Don’t know that he convinced Nuland on everything (incl. DF intentions), but his performance was much less Soviet and better than I thought would be. So job well done!”

https://justthenews.com/accountability/russia-and-ukraine-scandals/ukrainian-flagged-spy-danger-trump-had-extensive-contact

Clinesmith’s Guilty Plea: The Perfect Snapshot of Crossfire Hurricane Duplicity

By ANDREW C. MCCARTHY

Carter Page was a CIA asset, not a Russian spy, and the FBI knew it early on but plowed ahead with its fantasy anyway.

Author’s Note: This is the first of a three-part series.

To answer the question posed in last Tuesday’s column, Yes, Kevin Clinesmith did plead guilty Wednesday. Sort of.

Well, maybe it was a smidge better than “sort of.” After all, it did happen in a federal-district-court proceeding (via videoconference) on Wednesday. And Judge James Boasberg did accept the plea after eliciting it in accordance with settled criminal-law rules. Sentencing is scheduled for December 10. So it’s official.

https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/08/clinesmiths-guilty-plea-the-perfect-snapshot-of-crossfire-hurricane-duplicity/?amp

Iraqi Prime Minister

The new Iraqi prime minister just landed in Washington DC and wa a received with the highest honors. Prior to his landing he made it clear that he is interested in strong US Iraq relations. His words sent Iran to order it’s militia forces to attack several times US bases in Iraq. @BeholdIsrael