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Netanyahu vows to turn Gaza into ‘ruins’

Netanyahu vows to turn Gaza into ‘ruins’ | 7 Oct 2023 | PM Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to “take revenge for this black day” and turn all the sites used by Palestinian militant group Hamas into “ruins” in the aftermath of a massive attack by the militant group on southern Israel. In a new televised address late on Saturday, the Israeli PM called Gaza “the city of evil,” urging civilians to immediately leave the overcrowded Palestinian enclave, home to an estimated 2 million people. “All the places that Hamas hides in, operates in, we will turn them into ruins,” Netanyahu stated. “Get out of there now. “What happened today has never been seen before in Israel, and I will ensure it never happens again. The entire government supports this decision. The IDF will immediately use all its power to destroy Hamas’ capabilities,” he added, warning that Israel is headed for a “difficult” war that is set to “take time.”

Hostages taken as Hamas launches biggest attack on Israel in years – with strikes hitting Gaza in response | 7 Oct 2023 | At least 232 Palestinians have been killed after Israeli forces retaliated to the most deadly attack by Hamas in years. The number of dead inside Israel currently stands at 250, according to local media reports. Some 1,700 Israelis have been left wounded – and civilians and soldiers taken hostage, Israeli officials confirmed, after thousands of rockets were first launched from Gaza on Saturday morning. The Palestinian Health Ministry reported that at least 1,610 have been wounded in Gaza. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said his country is “at war” and “will win,” later adding that the events of the last 24 hours have “never been seen in Israel” and that the state will “take mighty vengeance for this black day.”

Hamas says militants have taken hostages during attack on Israel | 7 Oct 2023 | Footage has emerged that appears to show Hamas militants taking Israeli soldiers and civilians hostage. One video purports to show a captured Israeli woman in blood-splattered clothes with her hands tied behind her back. A man is seen brandishing a gun in the air as he shouts “Allahu Akbar” – “God is greatest” – as she is bundled into the backseat of a Jeep. The clip has been geolocated to Gaza, and was posted after the militant group launched its biggest attack on Israel in years.

Israel is at war – Netanyahu –Hamas will pay a price like it never knew before, the country’s prime minister has warned | 7 Oct 2023 | Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said the country is at war, in his first comments after Palestinian armed group Hamas launched a major surprise attack on Israel earlier on Saturday. “Citizens of Israel, we are at war. And we will win,” Netanyahu said in a video address. “The enemy will pay a price like they have never known before,” he vowed, referring to Hamas. Netanyahu’s comments were echoed by Israel Defense Forces chief spokesman Rear Adm. Daniel Hagari, who said that Israel is in a “state of war” following Hamas’s surprise attack early on Saturday. “The IDF has declared a state of war,” he said in a video statement. “We are in a state of war.”

Hamas claims ‘big number’ of Israeli captives –A senior leader of the militant group has told Al Jazeera that high-ranking officers are among its detainees | 7 Oct 2023 | Hamas militants have reportedly captured so many Israeli soldiers, including high-ranking officers, that the group expects to negotiate a prisoner exchange for all Palestinians held in West Jerusalem’s jails. “We have a big number of Israeli captives, among them senior officers,” Hamas deputy chief Saleh al-Arouri told Al Jazeera on Saturday. He added that the captives will be used as leverage to force the release of Palestinians incarcerated in Israel: “As to our prisoners, I say, your freedom is looming large. What we have in hand will see you set free. The longer fighting continues, the higher the number of prisoners will become.” A public radio report indicated that captives were being held in three communities inside Israel and that some of the detainees were missing and had possibly been moved to Gaza.

Police State: FBI Quietly Created New Category of Extremism Ahead of 2024 Election to Include Trump-MAGA Supporters | 4 Oct 2023 | As the 2024 election season heats up, the FBI has created a new terrorism category to include Trump supporters. This is taking place at the same time the Biden regime is targeting President Trump with over 91 indictments on bogus criminal acts in several states. And it occurs as Biden screams about MAGA during his public speeches. What’s next: prison camps? Newsweek reported: “The federal government believes that the threat of violence and major civil disturbances around the 2024 U.S. presidential election is so great that it has quietly created a new category of extremists that it seeks to track and counter: Donald Trump’s army of MAGA followers.”

Hillary Clinton Calls for ‘Formal Deprogramming’ of MAGA ‘Cult Members’ | 5 Oct 2023 | Former Secretary of State and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said Thursday on CNN’s Primetime she believed there needed to be a “formal deprogramming of the cult members” who support former President Donald Trump. Clinton said, “You saw the number of Republicans who voted along with Democrats to keep the government open, so there’s clearly a common sense, sane part of the Republican caucus in the House…I mean, we had very strong partisans in both parties in the past and we had very bitter battles over all kinds of things, gun control, and climate change, and the economy, and taxes. But there wasn’t this little tail of extremism wagging the dog of the Republican Party as it is today. And sadly, so many of those extremists, those MAGA extremists, take their marching orders from Donald Trump, who has no credibility left by any measure. He’s only in it for himself. He’s now defending himself in civil actions and criminal actions. When do they break with him? You know, because at some point, you know, maybe there needs to be a formal deprogramming of the cult members. But something needs to happen.”

German opposition party leader hospitalized after alleged syringe attack | 4 Oct 2023 | Tino Chrupalla, the co-chair of the right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, was hospitalized on Wednesday after collapsing at a campaign event in Ingolstadt, the party’s national website reported. While the details of the incident have not been officially made public, the party hinted at an “assault incident” precipitating his collapse. Sources have verified the attack to One account suggests that the politician was assaulted with a syringe containing an unidentified substance that triggered an anaphylactic shock. However, the political party has not yet confirmed this allegation. Police reportedly told Austrian journalist Gerald Grosz, who was also listed to speak at the rally, that Chrupalla had collapsed after taking selfies with members of the public.

Rand Paul’s Expose of Anthony Fauci Reads Like a Bioweapon Spy Thriller —Deception presents massive evidence for two propositions: Covid was created with U.S. funding, and Fauci covered up his responsibility for creating that situation. | 6 Oct 2023 | (Book analysis) Sen. Rand Paul’s book out today, Deception: The Great Covid Cover-Up…reads like a mash-up of the true-crime and spy thriller genres. It’s an in-depth accounting of how one man — Anthony Fauci — may be responsible for not only creating the Covid-19 outbreak but for turning an accident into a global catastrophe… The devastating consequences have only begun to appear. This isn’t conjecture. Paul publishes the receipts in this 423-page thriller, one assumes in an attempt to provide posterity key evidence that weak and evil men like Fauci are still working to obscure, vilify, smear, and contaminate.

Vaccine and Mask Mandate Issued in California County –‘In a sense, we’re going back to the pre-COVID days,’ says San Luis Obispo County’s chief health officer Dr. Penny Borenstein. | 4 Oct 2023 | A county in California issued a mask and vaccine mandate several days ago, forcing all health care workers to get yearly vaccines or wear a mask at work. San Luis Obispo County’s chief health officer, Dr. Penny Borenstein, told local news outlet KSBY-TV that the mandate will go into effect starting Nov. 1 and will end April 30, 2024. The rule, which the official described as routine, applies to all hospitals, long-term care facilities, physician offices, and emergency medical service providers. “This health officer order is something that I’ve been doing for over a decade. In a sense, we’re going back to the pre-COVID days. This year, it seemed natural to add COVID because obviously, that’s a big respiratory disease that we’re dealing with,” Dr. Borenstein said Monday, according to the outlet.

CDC repeatedly misrepresents mask research, mask mandates worsen depression: studies –Agency claims masks work even when masked group has higher infection rate. | 6 Oct 2023 | Public health agencies that spent the past three-and-a-half years promoting their preferred COVID-19 interventions as “The Science,” above the realm of policy tradeoffs, are finally facing sustained skepticism from top American research journals as well as the public. The CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, which is widely cited but not externally peer-reviewed, serially exaggerated the evidence for mask-wearing among 77 such outside studies it published, according to an independent review by epidemiologists at the University of California San Francisco, the system’s health sciences campus. Just 14% of MMWR studies reached statistical significance and 30% actually studied mask effectiveness. Yet three-quarters concluded that masks were effective, authors Tracy Beth Hoeg, Alyson Haslam and Vinay Prasad wrote in the peer-reviewed American Journal of Medicine, the official journal of a consortium of five associations in academic internal medicine.

Bivalent Booster Protection Against Hospitalization Drops to Near-Zero – CDC Data | 4 Oct 2023 | Protection against hospitalization from bivalent COVID-19 vaccines quickly dropped over time, according to U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data presented on Sept. 12. For adults aged 18 to 64 with healthy immune systems, the protection from the old monovalent shots was just 15 percent, according to data from the CDC’s VISION network. A bivalent shot increased the protection to 61 percent but that shielding fell to 15 percent between 60 and 119 days and to negative one percent beyond 120 days, CDC researchers found.

Trump Endorses Jim Jordan for House Speaker | 6 Oct 2023 | Former President Donald Trump has endorsed Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) for the next speaker of the House when lawmakers return to the Capitol next week. Mr. Jordan, head of the House Judiciary Committee and founder of the House Freedom Caucus, is considered to be the favorite by several House Republicans who spoke on background, The Epoch Times previously reported. He was the first to officially announce his intention to succeed Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.). President Trump showered praise on the Ohio congressman in a post on his social media platform, Truth Social, in the early hours of Friday. “Congressman Jim Jordan has been a STAR long before making his very successful journey to Washington, D.C., representing Ohio’s 4th Congressional District. Respected by all, he is now Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee…” the former president wrote.  

61K ‘Special Interest Aliens’ Entered U.S. through Biden’s Open Border in 2023, Says DHS | 7 Oct 2023 | According to a Department of Homeland Security report reviewed by Breitbart Texas, 61,471 migrants from “Special Interest Countries” entered the United States in Fiscal Year 2023. According to a source within CBP, most of the migrants, mainly single adult males from countries subject to travel warnings by the U.S. State Department due to terrorism, were released into the United States to pursue asylum claims. The number of migrants from special interest countries climbed by more than 140% from fiscal year 2022 when Border Patrol agents encountered more than 25,500 Special Interest migrants across the southwest border. In all, more than 86,000 “Special Interest Aliens” made the crossing in two years.

US Agency Waives 26 Laws to Allow Border Wall Construction | 5 Oct 2023 | The Biden administration, in an about-face to its previous stance, declared on Oct. 5 that there’s an “immediate need” to expedite the construction of the U.S.–Mexico border wall in Starr County, Texas, in response to the rapidly growing influx of illegal immigrants. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said he waived dozens of federal regulations–26 in total–in order to fast-track the construction of roads and barriers along the southern border in Texas. The new barriers will be built within the Border Patrol’s Rio Grande Valley Sector, an area designated as a “high illegal entry” zone. The construction will occur in the vicinity of the Falcon Dam, the Arroyo Morteros Tract, the Las Ruinas Tract, the Arroyo Ramirez Tract, intersections of major roads such as Perez Road and U.S. Highway 83, and various tracts within the Lower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife Refuge.

Trump unveils sweeping anti-crime agenda, including stop-and-frisk and protecting cops from lawsuits | 6 Oct 2023 |Former President Donald Trump says if re-elected to the White House he will enact a sweeping new law-and-order agenda that will create federal authority for stop-and-frisk policies and new indemnification from lawsuits to help local police fighting intensifying crime in blue urban areas. In a wide-ranging interview with Just the News, the 45th president said Americans coast to coast are fed up seeing their stores looted, their neighbors violently mugged and their cars repeatedly stolen. Trump proposed several new initiatives for crime fighting, including creating federal justification for the stop-and-frisk policies that former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani instituted three decades ago to significantly lower crime in the Big Apple.

Swiss writer who called journalist ‘fat lesbian’ sentenced to 60 days in prison, LGBTQ groups applaud decision | 4 Oct 2023 | A court in Switzerland sentenced a writer and commentator to 60 days in jail for calling a journalist a “fat lesbian,” and the decision is being lauded by LGBTQ+ groups.On Monday, French-Swiss polemicist Alain Bonnet, who goes by Alain Soral, was sentenced by the Lausanne court for the crimes of defamation, discrimination and incitement to hatred after he criticized Catherine Macherel, a journalist for Swiss newspapers Tribune de Geneve and 24 Heures, in a Facebook video two years ago. “This court decision is an important moment for justice and rights of LGBTQI people in Switzerland,” said Murial Waeger, co-director of a lesbian activist group…In addition to the prison time, Soral was subsequently ordered to pay legal fees and fines totaling thousands of Swiss francs.

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  1. Natanyahu tells civilians to leave Gaza, but Gaza is an open-air concentration camp and no one can leave. Gaza is 25 mi long, from 3.7 to 7.5 mi wide, and has a total area of 141 sq mi. Gaza ranks as the 3rd most densely populated place in the world. The vast majority of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip are descendants of refugees who fled or were expelled from the area that Israel occupied after the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, and after the 1917 Balfour Declaration gave the Palestinian homeland to the Zionists. Two million people squeezed unjustly into 141 square miles and now told to leave if they don’t want to be bombed. For comparison, Vermont is around 9600 square miles.

  2. Riding around Vermont I see all the Stand With Ukraine signs and Ukrainian flags flying at the homes of Vermont residents. Let’s see how many Stand With Israel or Israeli flags will be flown in Vermont. Will Becca Balint fly one at her house?
    Anyone care to make a guess?