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UPDATE: Maria is now Category 5, slams Dominica

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Hurricane Maria is now a category 5, “extremely dangerous” storm, and its winds have begun lashing Dominica.  The storm’s projected path threatens Puerto Rico.

From the Miami Herald:

A storm surge and destructive waves were expected to raise water levels 6 to 9 feet above normal tides, causing widespread flooding as Hurricane Maria moved across the Leeward Islands Monday and early Tuesday.

The National Hurricane Center has Maria tracking directly over the U.S. island, with landfall in the early hours Wednesday morning. By Saturday, projections show it turning northward east of the Bahamas, but there remains the possibility the track will change and move the storm toward the U.S. east coast.

Puerto Rico is still recovering from the effects of Hurricane Irma just over a week ago.

Maria’s maximum sustained winds are currently 160 mph with hurricane force winds extending 25 miles from Maria’s center.

Perspectives

Dominica PM: Hurricane Maria ‘devastates’ island | Euan McKirdy, Joe Sterling and Holly Yan, CNN

http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/18/americas/atlantic-storms-maria-jose-lee/index.htmlPuerto Rico Convention Center is housing Hurricane Irma evacuees, now preparing for Hurricane Maria. Each cot has blanket and bags filled with snacks, toiletries and a pair of warm socks. #hurricanemaria #puertorico

Hurricane Maria Heads Toward Puerto Rico As A Major Storm : The Two-Way : NPR

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/09/18/551747531/hurricane-maria-heads-toward-puerto-rico-expected-to-become-major-stormHurricane Maria is now an “extremely dangerous” Category 5 storm hitting the Leeward Islands on the edge of the Caribbean Sea on Monday night, according to the National Hurricane Center. That means the storm is striking areas that are still coping with the devastation brought by Hurricane Irma two weeks ago. Forecasts call for it to pass straight over Puerto Rico on Wednesday.

Hurricane Maria: Live updates as Dominica ‘obliterated’ by winds up to 160mph | Steve Robson and Patrick Lion, Mirror Online

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/hurricane-maria-live-updates-category-11198300Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit gave a heartbreaking statement this morning after the roof to his own residence suffered severe damage.

 

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Venezuela is colluding with Russia while America is distracted by Trump not colluding with Russia

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Venezuela is colluding with Russia while America is distracted by Trump not colluding with Russia

Two Russian jets carrying troops and equipment landed in Caracas, Venezuela, as part of a mission to “fullfil technical military contracts,” according to Russian media. But it’s almost certain this is part of Russia’s play on Venezuela to prop up socialist dictator Nicolas Maduro just as they did with Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad.

Meanwhile, most Americans who follow the news cycle were bombarded with perspectives on Attorney General William Barr’s summary of the Robert Mueller investigation report. In it, President Trump and his 2016 campaign were found to not have colluded with the Russians in their election hacking endeavors.

My Take

While most were focused on fake Russian collusion, the real thing was happening in one of the world’s hottest spots, Venezuela.

Russia’s play here is simple: keep Maduro in power at all costs. They got the drop on any actions the United States may have been planning, though it’s unlikely those plans included military intervention. Still, Russia isn’t taking any chances. By getting troops and equipment on the ground, they’ll be able help Maduro by offering cover from outside actions while bolstering his support internally.

Any defections or coup attempts will be much less likely with Russia directly involved.

The opposition leader who America and over 50 other nations consider to be the rightful interim president, Juan Guaido, has been trying to get international support while maintaining domestic support, but Maduro’s move may have prevented that from happening.

In essence, the battle over Venezuela is now over. It’s unfathomable to conceive of action by the United States or any other’s who support Guaido other than diplomatic efforts that will accomplish nothing. Venezuela is doomed to retain their socialist dictator now.

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Israel suffers another rocket attack from Hamas

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Israel suffers another rocket attack from Hamas

A confirmed rocket attack from the Gaza Strip on Israeli homes near the border in the Kfar Saba area outside Tel Aviv. Sirens were heard prior to the rocket explosion and posted by the IDF Twitter account.

Six people were injured in the attack.

My Take

The conflict between Hamas and Israel has been getting old for years, but now is not the time to blow off the news. Hamas is having internal strife as its citizens protest living and economic conditions in the Gaza Strip. To garner international support and save face for failing to help their own people, Hamas is trying to start another war.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is caught between a contentious election at home and the need to get his own international support, particularly from the United States. He’s in Washington DC now to meet with President Trump, who has offered his support and endorsement for the long-time Prime Minister.

Hamas would love nothing more than for Netanyahu to be gone, replaced by a leftist who will wheel and deal for “peace” with the Palestinians regardless of the cost. If that happens, the toll will be great on Israel and the world.

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Here’s hoping there’s a plan we don’t know about with North Korea

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Heres hoping theres a plan we dont know about with North Korea

In a move that many, including supporters on the right, are calling a move of weakness, the President reversed the Treasury Department’s additional sanctions on North Korea.

My Take

I’m just not sure what to make of this. I understand many have been concerned about how nicely the President has treated Kim Jong un, but I’ve always felt there was some sort of plan happening behind the scenes that would justify it. Now, I’m not so sure.

This move emboldens Kim to continue avoiding any compromise on his nuclear weapons program. It tells him and the rest of the world President Trump isn’t going to be playing hardball and intends to coax the North Korean dictator into signing some sort of agreement before the 2020 elections.

Dare I say, this seems very Obamaesque? Where’s the hardball? Where’s the threats against Rocketman? If there’s some sort of 4D chess being played in the background, I seriously hope we see it in play soon. This is a strange move.

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