Afternoon News Bytes - 20-Jun-2019

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Iran Downs Hostile US Spy Drone in Its Airspace - Global Research

An unnamed Trump regime official claimed the RQ-4 Global Hawk was shot down in “international airspace” by an Iranian surface-to-air missile.

Ahead of the incident on Tuesday, head of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani said the Islamic Republic will defend its airspace, territorial waters, and borders from hostile intrusions.

Days earlier, unnamed Western diplomatic sources told the Israeli Hebrew-language Maariv broadsheet that the Trump regime is planning a “tactical assault” on an Iranian nuclear facility in response to last week’s Gulf of Oman attacks on two tankers — no evidence suggests the Islamic Republic had anything to do with.

An unnamed Western diplomat was quoted saying “(t)he bombing will be massive but will be limited to a specific target” — an Iranian response in self-defense highly likely if this occurs, its legal right under international law.

The Pentagon hasn’t confirmed the downing of its spy drone so far, nor has the State Department commented on the incident.

Media Black-Out on Arab Journalists and Civilians Beheaded in Syria by Western-Backed Mercenaries - Global Research

Who outside of Syria knows the names Yara Abbas, Maya Naser, Mohamed al-Saeed…? The corporate media has inundated us with news of the two American journalists allegedly beheaded, the first of whose execution video has been deemed faked. But what of the non-Western journalists and civilians beheaded and murdered by ISIS, al-Nusra, and associated terrorists in Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Palestine?

The House's most pro-Israel Democrat already has three primary challengers. At least one of them wants to end all military aid to the country.

My approach would differ because I assert that the occupation, the settlements, and the institutionalized racism of the Israeli state preclude Palestinians from living a life of peace with justice. I would support ending all military aid to nations until they can guarantee they are not committing human rights abuses. I would also cosponsor HR 4391 and advocate that the Israeli government must end the siege of Gaza and the occupation of the West Bank. We should also not be funding settlements, and our president should not be getting settlements named after him.

Deadliest Drugs | The Alliance for Natural Health

The article includes a list of commonly prescribed drugs and the potential consequences of taking them.

Hacker Forms Church to Jailbreak Humanity Out of Our Simulation

Tech magnate and entrepreneur Elon Musk made headlines in recent years when he openly stated he believed we live in a simulation. He was quoted saying he thinks there’s “a one in billion chance we’re living in base reality.” In other words, he thinks it’s astronomically more unlikely that we’re not living in a simulation. He said the game No Man’s Sky further convinced him of this reality. To him, the question is “What’s outside the simulation?”


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