The southern town of Sderot Sunday night was enjoying its first entertainment, a drive-in movie show, since the outbreak of the coronavirus, when a red alert signaling an incoming Palestinian rocket from the Gaza Strip and explosions sent them running for shelter. No one was hurt but many of the parked vehicles were damaged by falling shrapnel from the rocket’s interception by an Iron Dome. The attack coincided with the changing of the Gaza division’s command: Brig..Nimrod Aloni took over from Brig. Eliezer Toledano. The Palestinian Islamic Jihad is believed responsible for the rocket fire in revenge for Israel’s targeted assassination its leader Al Atta last November.
Earlier this month, Russia tested an object with the capabilities of targeting satellites in space.
The United States and United Kingdom on Thursday accused Russia of conducting a test on a space-based anti-satellite weapon earlier this month.
U.S. Space Command said it has evidence that Russia conducted a non-destructive test of a space-based anti-satellite weapon on July 15.
The group also said Russia “injected a new object into orbit” from Cosmos 2543, is a satellite that has been in orbit since 2019. It also said the object has the capabilities to target a satellite.
The head of the U.K.’s Space Directorate called on Russia to cease any further testing of this sort, saying that it could “risk causing debris that could pose a threat to satellites and the space systems on which the world depends.”
This marks the first time the United States has accused Russia of testing an “on orbit” weapon, which is a weapon that is based in outer space.
Gen. John W. “Jay” Raymond, commander of U.S. Space Command and U.S. Space Force chief, said that the Russian satellite system used to conduct the test has been of concern for several months.
“This is further evidence of Russia’s continuing efforts to develop and test space-based systems, and consistent with the Kremlin’s published military doctrine to employ weapons that hold US and allied space assets at risk,” Raymond said.
Russian and Chinese anti-satellite weapons were some of the main reasons that led to the creation of the U.S. military branch focused on space – the Space Force – which Raymond now leads.
Video circulating in local and social media Saturday night show a large fire blazing at an oil pipeline in southern Iran’s Khuzestan Province/ It comes after a series of devastating explosions and fires at Iran’s most sensitive nuclear and other military sites, the latest being fires on seven vessels at the Iranian port of Bushehr. There were no immediate reports of casualties.
There is a lot going on in Iran the past couple of weeks. Not sure who if anyone is doing the damage. The Middle East is the “always on”, hot spot of the world. Iran is coming to the forefront as the nation to watch at the present time. Trouble will always brew in that region. Debka File
A mass stabbing that killed three and injured others at a suburban London park is being treated as a terrorist attack, British police announced Sunday.
Deputy Assistant Commissioner Dean Haydon, Britain’s national coordinator for counterterrorism policing, has determined the Saturday night attack in the town of Reading was a terrorist incident, and Thames Valley Police are turning over the case to counterterrorism investigators, officials said.
A 25-year-old man arrested at the scene is believed to be the lone perpetrator, police said. The suspect is a Libyan national who sought asylum in Britain, according to multiple reports in British media.
Many times conservatives have such high standards that we want to win, but not at any cost. Our winning depends on our being right not expedient.
We need to fight to win the long haul, but we need to realize that small battles won allow us to keep fighting. Libs never declare total victory, because they are always pushing for more. Win a skirmish, a small battle and brag like crazy, then come back for more.
Libs are never satisfied. They desire to change society. They are willing to wait as long as it takes to fundamentally change America. And slowly they try…..
US-Russian coordination for holding back Turkey’s operation against Syria’s Kurds goes forward smoothly amid a flurry of talks. On Tuesday, Oct. 15, the US secretary of state held talks with his Russian counterpart, as did the two defense chiefs. That night, Turkish President Recep Erdogan held phone conversations with both US President Donald Trump and Russia’s Vladimir Putin. Putin invited him to visit Moscow before the end of October, while Trump informed him that Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary Mike Pompeo would be arriving in Ankara on Thursday, Oct. 17. They would be coming with national security adviser Robert O’Brien and special Syrian envoy James Jeffrey. Erdogan was quoted as refusing to receive the Vice President, but the highly volatile Turkish leader may have backtracked on this snub. Very little was disclosed about the content of this burst of high wire parleys. DEBKAfile’s sources have learned that Putin warned Erdogan that if the Turkish army attacked the Syrian forces which arrived to defend Kurdish districts against a Turkish onslaught, the Russian air force would intervene. Trump is believed to have focused his warning against a Turkish assault on the key SDF-held town of Kobani and its environs. He demanded a pledge from Erdogan to stop his forces and allied Syrian militias from entering this town and to halt attempts to seize control of the strategic M4 highway. The Turkish leader demanded as a quid pro quo that the US president guarantee that the Syrian forces not far from Kobani won’t enter the town. However, since Moscow holds the whip hand over the Syria army, it was necessary for the American and Russian foreign and defense ministers to confer on this. For now, the SDF retains control of the town, shielded by Russian special forces. Erdogan finds his troop movements increasingly constricted by the tough dictates coming at him from Washington and Moscow. They are operating in concert in a still unpredictable, inflammable situation.Posted by Bill Salus at 5:09:00 AM
Interesting article from the American Thinker Magazine. As Rush Limgaugh says the military is around to kill the enemy and break things. I agree. Under previous administrations we seemed to be more worried about how we fought, not if we won.