During Wednesday’s State Department press briefing, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo teased that Sudan could be the next country to sign a deal to normalize diplomatic relations with Israel. Pompeo also revealed that the U.S. is moving to lift the state sponsorship of terror designation still imposed against Sudan.
The Trump administration recently brokered similar deals with the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Israel, dubbed “The Abraham Accords.” The two gulf countries signed deals with Israel at the White House last month, signaling a “new era of Middle East Peace.” A delegation from Sudan was reportedly in attendance at the signing ceremony.
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
With all this virus chaos going on, let’s not forget that we will be electing a president this November. Not only that but 435 Congressman and 1/3 of the Senate. In my opinion they mostly all need to be gone, at least a majority. In the coming weeks I’ll give my thoughts on how to vote and what values are important. As a Christian it will come as no surprise I think we need Biblical values represented in government. Local elections may even be more important. Remember if you don’t vote, someone else will determine your values and your future.
I am not sure how many were alive and taking notice back in 1979 when our embassy was over run by Iranians.
November 4, 1979
On November 4, 1979, just after the Shah arrived in New York, a group of pro-Ayatollah students smashed the gates and scaled the walls of the American embassy in Tehran. Once inside, they seized 66 hostages, mostly diplomats and embassy employees. After a short period of time, 13 of these hostages were released
In that instance we had a weak and ineffective President. Jimmy Carter, much like Obama and Kerry was not able to budge the leadership in Iran to release the hostages. Weak and ineffective. After a failed rescue attempt, failed negotiations and apparently no resolve to get our people out, they had to endure 444 days of captivity. On the day President Ronald Reagan took over as Commander In Chief, they were released.
Folks the only thing this renegade country understands is either force or the threat of force by someone who has the capability to follow through. President Trump was right in his recent actions toward Iran. I don’t want war, but Iran must never, I repeat never have nuclear weapons. Full stop!