1…………> Israel’s Best Friend: “Saint” Trump
Historically Israel had a serious problem with the Islamic Republic of Iran that armed and financed the powerful Hezbollah terrorist group, and also supplied the longer-range missiles used by Hamas in its periodic battles with Israel.
And more recently Iranian-backed militias, including Hezbollah, fought shoulder to shoulder with Syria’s dictator Bashar al-Assad in Syria, helping to deeply entrench Iranian influence and military might on another border with Israel.
Israelis have long believed the nuclear deal with Iran was only ever a delaying tactic that gave cover and a legitimacy for a regime that would continue its quest for nuclear weapons, and fortunately for them, the newly elected US President Donald “Saint” Trump dealt a massive blow to the terrorist infrastructure in the region by sacking the treasonous “Iran deal” promulgated by our temporarily departed from public life 1st Muslim President, Grand Ayatollah Barack Obama.
2…………> “La Gumba’s” Benched: NY
Two associates of the Genovese La Cosa Nostra (LCN) crime family identified as Richard Valentini, 53, of East Longmeadow, and Francesco Depergola, 61, of West Springfield, were sentenced in federal court in Worcester, Massachusetts on extortion-related charges to 20 months in prison followed by two years of supervised release, and 38 months in prison followed by two years of supervised release.
Valentini was convicted by a federal jury of one count of conspiracy to interfere with commerce by threats or violence and one count of aiding in the interference with commerce by threats or violence – aiding.
Depergola pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to interfere with commerce by threats or violence and one count of aiding in the interference with commerce by threats or violence.
3…………> Echo’s From Forgotten War: Brisbane Bunkers
Right after Australia entered the Pacific War following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour, December 7th, 1941, which President Roosevelt described as “a day that will live in infamy”, the nocturnal town of Brisbane became one of four major centers for Allied forces in the region.
“The threat of Japanese planes flying overhead and bombing was considered a great likelihood and as you know, they bombed Darwin and there were also submarines off the Queensland and New South Wales coast,” Ms. Ealing-Godbold, senior research librarian at the State Library of Queensland explained.
“By 1944 we had 275 brick or concrete structures, [including] pillboxes right down the middle of Elizabeth Street in the city, but there were many more in back gardens and parks, and every school had to have one”.
“In September 1939 they said distinctly, ‘air raid shelters to protect us from bombs are just not necessary’,” she said.
“Poor old Brisbane was a sleepy place and most Brisbane people had no experience of anything quite as terrifying as bombs.”
4…………> Chinese “Hepburn”: Fan Bingbing
Chinese Actress Fan Bingbing poses on the red carpet before the premiere of the Chinese film “Ash Is Purest White” at the 71st Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, on May 11, 2018. The 71st Cannes Film Festival is held from May 8 to May 19.
5…………> The Hamburger Riot: Wiesbaden
Riot police were called to disperse a crowd of 4,000 people looking for cheap burgers in the German city of Wiesbaden after a sandwich shop advertised it would sell burgers for €0.01 ($0.01) at the opening day of its business.
Police had to shut down an adjacent street to redirect the crowd of burger lovers, who flooded the area when rumors that Wiesbaden-based rapper Eno183 was scheduled to play at the event. “We have turned Wiesbaden upside down,” said Eno183 on Instagram.
6………….> Obama’s Silent War: Opioids In US
The Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) released a report on the economic costs of the opioid crisis, that stated the economic cost of the opioid crisis greatly understate it by undervaluing the most important component of the loss: fatalities resulting from overdoses.
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