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Iran threatens the US army post and top general



Two top US intelligence officials have threatened Iran at the Fort McNair military base and the deputy defence minister.

A call from the National Security Agency in January indicated that Iran’s Revolutionary Guards had discussed ways to organize a “USS cole -style attack” on al-Qaeda. An explosion at the port of Eden in Yemen killed 17 sailors.

Intelligence agencies have also threatened to assassinate General Joseph Martin, according to officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak on national security. We planned to sneak in and watch.

One of the concerns is that the military has increased security around Fort McNair, which covers Washington’s newly renovated and overcrowded coastal district.

City leaders fought the Army’s plans to increase the reserve zone from 250 to 500 feet (75 to 150 meters) along the Washington Canal. This congested waterway restricts access to half-width. It runs parallel to the Potomac River.

Authorities in the District of Columbia are working to increase security along the canal, but the military is providing information that is not only a threat to al Qaeda.

At a digital meeting in January to discuss the restrictions, Washington’s military commander, Admiral Omar Jones, expressed concern about the “credible and objective” military commanders in the base.

“I’m sure it’s strange about swimmers. Do you know where he was? Maybe he found a way to swim at your beach?” She said.

Jones admits that swimmers are “not a good example of a security breach, but a recent example.”

He said the military is increasing the number of beach patrols, placing additional signs in restricted areas and installing cameras to monitor the Washington Channel.

Talks about the Fort McNair Proposal began two years ago, but recent intelligence gathered by the NSA prompted military officials to update their restrictions.

The abduction took place between members of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps and the commander-in-chief of the Kod region government, General Qassim Soleimani, focused on possible military options in response to the January 2020 assassination in Baghdad. Intelligence officials said.

Tehran’s military commander has expressed dissatisfaction with previous counter-attacks, saying there were no ballistic missile strikes at Ayn al-Assad airport in Iraq in the days following Solmanani’s assassination. No American soldiers were killed in the attack, but dozens were injured.

Norton to AP. He said that for two months after the January meeting, he gave no further details to explain the sanctions against Fort McNair at the Pentagon.

I did not see any evidence to support the proposed restrictions, so I asked the Pentagon to lift the ban. They have tried to avoid this, but their comments are unnecessarily restricted.

There are three ports and hundreds of landings. Patrick Reefford, director of technology, market development and community engagement, told War Community that there are about 300 people on board.

At the Guba conference, Gifford said the canal had water taxis for 300,000 people a year, riverboats carrying 400,000 people a year, and about 7,000 kayaks and passengers a year.

Residents and city officials say the blockade poses a dangerous situation by narrowing large ships and small motorboats and canoes that cross the waterways.

Retired Army Colonel and Member of Parliament Jay Galds, who opposes restrictions on Fort McNair, said blocking waterways during the meeting would not improve security.

Shields said: “These buoys do nothing to improve security; they will be very congested in already congested areas.” And I tell you, the sign does not stop the bad ones.

It is unclear whether the new intelligence will change the city’s opposition to the military’s security program.

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DeSantis: Unemployed Floridians Will Have to Start Looking for Work



Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is set to reinstate a requirement for those receiving unemployment benefits in the state to prove they’re looking for work.

According to the Tampa Bay Times, DeSantis a Republican said those claiming benefits will likely have to start showing proof they looked for work when an executive order waiving a job-search requirement ends on May 29.

Without the waiver, the state required people receiving benefits to reach out to five prospective employers each week, the newspaper said.

“We suspended that (requirement) last year at this time because, quite frankly, there weren’t jobs,” DeSantis said on Wednesday.

“I think now we’re in just a different situation, you have a surplus of jobs, particularly in restaurant, lodging, hospitality, that people want to hire. I mean, you see the signs all over the place. Look, that’s a good problem to have. But we also just want to make sure, like, look, if you’re really unemployed, can’t get a job, that’s one thing. But making sure that you’re doing your due diligence to look for work, and making sure those incentives align, better.”

And WTSP in Tampa quoted the governor as saying: “Normally when you’re getting unemployment, the whole idea is that it’s temporary and you need to be looking for work in order to be able to get off of unemployment and obviously work because that’s what we want everyone to do. Well, when COVID hit, it was a disaster, so we suspended those job search requirements.

“We absolutely could put more people to work, the demand is there, businesses want to hire more people and I think we’ll be able to go in that direction very soon.”

The Times noted that Florida’s unemployment rate was 4.7% in March compared to 13.8% in April 2020 when the pandemic forced many business to close.

Under President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion rescue package the government is supplementing weekly jobless benefits by $300 a week. The figure is in addition to the average state unemployment payment of about $340.

Larry Kudlow, who served as a top economic adviser under former President Donald Trump, has said that Biden’s economic relief package discourages some people from trying to find work.

During an interview on Fox News, Kudlow maintained a lot of economists on both side of the aisle believe “the more unemployment insurance you poke out, the more unemployment you’re going to have. And, secondly, the longer the unemployment insurance lasts, then the longer unemployment is going to last.”

And Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., wants to know what the Labor Department is doing to combat and detect fraud and abuse of enhanced federal unemployment benefits.

He made his request in a Wednesday letter to Larry Turner, acting inspector general for the Labor Department.

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Biden Leaves Word ‘God’ Out of National Day of Prayer



The White House issued a proclamation on the National Day of Prayer, but President Joe Biden left out “God.”

Fox News noted the glaring omission of any reference to God in Biden’s prepared remarks.

The administration of former President Barack Obama mentioned “God” in the proclamation on the National Day of Prayer, Fox News reported.

Biden references Americans’ “many religions and belief systems” and the “power of prayer.”

“Throughout our history, Americans of many religions and belief systems have turned to prayer for strength, hope, and guidance,” Biden’s proclamation began. “Prayer has nourished countless souls and powered moral movements — including essential fights against racial injustice, child labor and infringement on the rights of disabled Americans. Prayer is also a daily practice for many, whether it is to ask for help or strength, or to give thanks over blessings bestowed.”

It was noted by Fox News that Biden used God in his in-person remarks, crediting the vaccine development “by the grace of God.”

Former President Trump mentioned “God” 5 times in 2017, 5 times in 2018, 7 times in 2019, and 11 times in 2020, while Obama referenced God twice in his 2011 proclamation, Fox News reported.

“Let us pray for the police officers, firefighters and other first responders who put themselves in harm’s way every day to protect their fellow citizens,” Obama said in 2011, according to Fox News. “And let us ask God for the sustenance and guidance for all of us to meet the great challenges we face as a Nation.

“I invite all citizens of our Nation, as their own faith or conscience directs them, to join me in giving thanks for the many blessings we enjoy, and I ask all people of faith to join me in asking God for guidance, mercy and protection for our Nation,” Obama said.

The National Day of Prayer has traditionally been the first Thursday in May.

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Trump Blasts Facebook, Twitter, Google Actions as ‘Total Disgrace’



Former President Donald Trump fired back at the world’s social media giants Wednesday, after Facebook’s Oversight Board upheld the site’s decision to suspend his account.

Trump said the actions of Facebook, Twitter and Google are a “total disgrace” and the tech companies should pay a political price.

“What Facebook, Twitter, and Google have done is a total disgrace and an embarrassment to our Country,” Trump said in a statement accusing the companies of violating his free speech rights.

“Free Speech has been taken away from the President of the United States because the Radical Left Lunatics are afraid of the truth, but the truth will come out anyway, bigger and stronger than ever before. The People of our Country will not stand for it!

“These corrupt social media companies must pay a political price, and must never again be allowed to destroy and decimate our Electoral Process.”

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