The Republican Party – IS OVER – as I predicted! Write your elected leaders – and bid Vice President Harris to visit the grave of John Fremont: Visit Harry and Meghan: Then fly to Britain to meet with Queen Elizabeth on Memorial Day in order to ensure her the alliance with Loyal Americans, is forever strong.
My kin, John Fremont, would be appalled to see that Trump Republican Traitors make up most voters in the Red States that was the Confederacy. As a co-founder of original Republican Party, and its first Presidential Candidate, let his spirit guide the Lovers of Freedom and Justice – back to the cradle of our Democracy! We are a young nation! We will survive this treachery!
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg proposed in February that allies put more money directly into existing, albeit small common budgets, rather than rely on the current system that each government pays for its own military operations.
That was a response to long-standing tensions with the United States which says European allies do not contribute enough to their own defence. A deal at a June 14 summit with U.S. President Joe Biden would likely shore up transatlantic unity, two of the four diplomats who spoke to Reuters said.
The maiden voyage of a new British aircraft carrier will seek to show allies that post-Brexit Britain is ready to defend Western interests and eager to see China respect international rules, the vessel’s commander said.
HMS Queen Elizabeth took part in NATO exercises in the Mediterranean this week, ahead of the eight-month voyage that will cross through the South China Sea in a signal to Beijing that sea lanes must remain open.
The carrier is “a hugely powerful statement,” Commodore Steve Moorhouse, the ship’s commanding officer and captain told Reuters on deck off the Portuguese coast as F-35B fighter jets took off around him.
“It shows that we are a global navy and wanting to be back out there,” he said. “The aim for us is that this deployment will be part of a more persistent presence for the United Kingdom in that region,” he added, referring to the Indo-Pacific that includes India and Australia.
According to TMZ, the police were called to attend after Harry failed to answer calls from US Embassy officials at 3am, which would have told him that Prince Philip had sadly passed away.
But after multiple attempts to make contact went unanswered, an Embassy representative is said to have contacted the sheriff’s department in Santa Barbara to request that an officer be sent to Harry’s house in the upmarket area of Montecito.
Prince Philip – who was 99- died on the morning of April 9 with the news being announced by Buckingham Palace at midday. With Los Angeles being eight time zones ahead of the UK that would have meant it would have been 4am in California.
With tanks and armoured personnel carriers on the move, minesweepers in action and the crackle of gunfire, it feels a lot like the real thing.
“The enemy is fighting with a lot of mines in very complex terrain, very wooded, very muddy, and we are progressing slowly,” French Lieutenant Colonel Emmanuel Guillez said during the exercise.
These last few weeks at the gas pump have been eye-opening due to the exploitation of the Colonial Pipeline by Russian-based hackers seeking ransom. Those of us who remember the long gas lines in the 1970s due to the Middle East oil crisis began searching our garages for empty gas cans, followed by “when was the last time I changed my computer password?” One characteristic common to many recent attacks are the nexus of Russia, China, and Iran who frequently harbor the bad actors or actively direct their activity.
From March 1 to May 25, 13 law enforcement or military vessels from the Philippines visited waters around the contested Spratly Islands and Scarborough Shoal at least 57 times, the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative said.
- “This was a substantial increase over the previous 10 months … when 3 vessels were tracked making 7 total visits to contested features,” the report said.
WASHINGTON—Senate Republicans blocked the creation of a bipartisan, independent commission to investigate the Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol by a pro-Trump mob, after GOP leaders urged colleagues to reject it.
The bill needed 60 votes to advance in the evenly divided Senate, thanks to the chamber’s longstanding filibuster rule. That means 10 Republicans would have had to vote with all 50 members of the Democratic caucus to allow the bill to proceed. Only six did, and the legislation fell short, with 54 votes in favor, 35 against and 11 senators not voting.
The six Republicans who voted in favor of proceeding with the legislation were Sens. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, Susan Collins of Maine, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Rob Portman of Ohio, Mitt Romney of Utah and Ben Sasse of Nebraska. All but Mr. Portman had voted to convict former President Donald Trump in February at his impeachment trial on charges of inciting insurrection on Jan. 6. Mr. Trump was acquitted.