These are critical times. That’s why Crosstalk works hard to help you stay up to date concerning news events taking place around the world. Here’s a selection of stories from the first quarter hour of the broadcast:
–Israeli Defense Forces said today that they are expanding their ground operation into Gaza.
–The Israeli Defense Forces and the Shin Bet (Israeli Security Service) successfully killed the deputy head of Hamas’ intelligence department, who along with another Hamas leader, planned the October 7th attack.
–The U.S. military conducted air strikes on two facilities in eastern Syria yesterday. That’s in response to ongoing attacks against American military and personnel in Iraq and Syria over the past week.
–An approximate 900 additional troops stationed in the U.S. are being deployed to the Middle East in response to all that’s taking place.
–19 American service members stationed in Iraq and Syria have been diagnosed with traumatic brain injury after rocket and drone attacks from Iran backed militants last week.
–A man was arrested Wednesday in Los Angeles after trying to invade the home of a Jewish family. He was heard yelling, “Free Palestine” and “Kill Jews.”
–Several Jewish students were attacked and injured by a pro-Palestinian mob at Tulane University.
–Maine Governor Janet Mills said yesterday that 18 people are dead and 13 were injured after a gunman opened fire Monday evening in multiple locations in the town of Lewiston, Maine. Police have a warrant out for the arrest of Robert Card.
–Former President Donald Trump bolted out of a New York courtroom after the presiding judge, a democrat, denied his request for a directed verdict despite the fact that the testimony of the state’s star witness fell apart.
–A judge in Colorado has refused to dismiss a lawsuit aimed at blocking former President Donald Trump from being on the state’s 2024 presidential ballot over claims he engaged in “insurrection” in the aftermath of the 2020 election.
–The FBI received information about possible criminal activity involving the Biden family from over 40 informants over an extended period of time, but most avenues of investigation were thwarted, Senator Chuck Grassley revealed in a “bombshell” letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland.
–House Intelligence Committee Chair Mike Turner said that President Joe Biden needed to be treated exactly the same as former President Trump over his alleged mishandling of classified government documents.
–Louisiana has become the most recent state to adopt a ban on “Zuckerbucks.” That’s the injection of private money into public election administration.
–Marjorie Taylor Green blasted the recent plea deal reached by Representative Jamaal Bowman over his pulling the fire alarm during votes for a resolution on U.S. government spending.
–The U.N. is pushing for interlocking technologies including global digital I.D., global health records, central bank digital currencies and social credit scores, enabling using digital tracking technologies and interlocking data bases. Using these tools, a centralized authority, such as the United Nations, could regulate each person’s life down to the most seemingly insignificant detail.