The rider of the red horse has been busy this week taking peace from this side of the earth!
Mass Shootings in Past Week
Atlanta Hospital Shooting
|One person was killed and four others injured after a man opened fire inside a hospital in downtown Atlanta yesterday. The suspect, identified as 24-year-old Deion Patterson, fled the scene, sparking an intense search in the surrounding counties. He was captured yesterday evening after evading authorities for hours; a motive has not been publicly revealed. Few details had been released about the victims as of this writing, though officials noted all five were women. Separately, in Texas, the suspect accused of shooting five neighbors to death, including a 9-year-old boy, made his first appearance in court yesterday. The suspect—a Mexican national who officials said had been deported four times since 2009—was arrested Tuesday evening. Several additional arrests were made in connection with the search for the suspect yesterday, including his live-in partner. See our previous write-up here. Explore a database of mass killings—defined as at least four deaths, excluding the offender, regardless of the type of attack—since 2006 here.|
Every mass shooting in the US – a visual database
Meanwhile on the other side of the planet…
Iran seizes oil tanker in Gulf of Oman, US Navy says
Iran seized a merchant vessel in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday, according to U.S. Naval Forces Central Command.
Just after 1 p.m. local time, Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy seized a Marshall Islands-flagged oil tanker while it was passing through international waters.
The U.S. Navy said the oil tanker “issued a distress call during the seizure” and the U.S. 5th Fleet is monitoring the situation.
“Iran’s actions are contrary to international law and disruptive to regional security and stability. The Iranian government should immediately release the oil tanker,” the U.S. Navy said in a statement.
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“Iran’s continued harassment of vessels and interference with navigational rights in regional waters are a threat to maritime security and the global economy. In the past two years, Iran has unlawfully seized at least five commercial vessels sailing in the Middle East,” it added….
The ship issued a distress call during the seizure, the U.S. Navy statement said. According to the International Maritime Organization shipping database, the Advantage Sweet is owned by a China-registered company called SPDBFL No One Hundred & Eighty-Seven (Tianjin) Ship Leasing Co Ltd.
Iran Seizes Chevron-Chartered Tanker ‘Advantage Sweet’ in Gulf of Oman
Why was a Big American Oil Corp. chartered China owned ship under a Marshall Islands flag seized by Iran, an allie of China, carrying Arab oil, who is improving realations with China, the ship’s owner, to Houston, Texas when Biden and family enjoys millions received from China all the while saying the US will defend Taiwan while respecting the “One China” policy?
And the Chinese people aren’t very pleased about it all either…
Anti-War Post Goes Viral on Chinese Social Media Amid CCP’s Increased Aggression Toward Taiwan
From the article:
The Chinese communist regime’s threats to annex Taiwan by force has escalated this year, accompanied by its more frequent military incursions into Taiwan’s water and air territories. Meanwhile, an anti-war post denouncing the regime’s war efforts has gone viral on Chinese social media platforms, resonating with countless Chinese citizens.
The post reads: “If the war breaks out, I will not go, and I will not let my children go. I am a person who lives at the bottom of society. No one remembers us in times of peace. Only in times of difficulty do they just begin to think of us. They say that when the country is in trouble, everyone needs to fulfill their duty. But they are not giving us the same treatment when they receive benefits or enjoy national privileges. Whoever wants to go to the war, go ahead. Anyway, I will not go, and I will not let my children go.”
The anti-war post has been reposted on various online platforms in mainland China, and many netizens shared similar views in their online comments.
One asked in a post: “The children and wives of high rank officials have all moved to the United States. Why should we, the common people, have to risk our lives [to go to war for them]?”
Another said in a post, “Give me a weapon and see who I will fire at. I will definitely target those who force me to go to the battlefield. I have no grudges against anyone else.”
A netizen named “Le Si” posted on the Quora-like platform Zhihu, “Those who have received more benefits from the country should be more active to join in the war.
Some netizens also suggested that corrupt officials should be sent to the war, “Let urban management and agricultural management personnels go first!”
In another post on Zhihu, a netizen named “Thinking Slowly about the World” shared his views on the reasons why “unwilling to fight for the country” has resonated with so many Chinese people.
“First, the abuse of power and mistreatment of people by agricultural management, urban management, and even traffic police have caused significant negative impact, especially the agricultural management personnels who offended at least 60 percent of the public.”
The second reason is the huge disparity between the rich and poor in Chinese society, the netizen wrote, “such as the COVID-19 PCR testing product companies using the pandemic to make tens of billions of dollars.”
The third reason is the communist officials’ mass corruption, the post said. “They use their power to benefit their cronies, which is disgusting. That’s why some netizens asked, ‘Who are we going to defend? To defend ‘young master’ Zhou or to defend the ‘arctic catfish’ with nine-figure savings?’”
Zhou refers to Zhou Jie, the son of a Chinese Communist Party (CCP) official in Jiangxi Province who once flaunted his wealth on social media, saying that the tea he drank cost 200,000 yuan a catty (about $22,000/lb).
The “arctic catfish” is the name used by Chinese on social media for the granddaughter of a retired Shenzhen city official who is now studying in Australia. She bragged on social media that her family have nine-figure savings, all of which are provided by the common Chinese people, which triggered public anger.
This is not the first time that the Chinese public has expressed anti-war sentiment towards the CCP’s war mobilization efforts and war propaganda.
In February, mainland Chinese media published an article online, which read: “If the motherland has the need, will you go to the front line?” The report claimed that 94 percent interviewees were “willing to come forward.”
However, posts in the comment section of the article showed overwhelmingly the opposite response. Chinese netizens posted one after another: “Let the officials go first.”
“If I get conscripted, then I will rebel since I’ll have a gun in my hand.”…
Good thing we have…
a second amendment!!
Pentagon tracking another mysterious aerial object: Report
From the article:
The Pentagon is tracking another balloon that flew over Hawaii and is moving toward Mexico, U.S. officials said, according to NBC News.
Three U.S. officials told NBC that the object did not fly over any sensitive locations. It’s unclear who is behind the mysterious aerial object.
The U.S. military, which has been tracking the balloon since last week, said it is not a threat to national security or air traffic, one official added.
Leaked U.S. intelligence documents recently provided new details on as many as four Chinese spy balloons, including one that flew over a U.S. carrier strike group, before a balloon flew over the U.S. in February.
The documents, first reported by The Washington Post, were allegedly leaked with hundreds of others over the chat service Discord by a member of the Massachusetts Air National Guard, who is now facing charges.
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According to one of the documents, a Chinese spy balloon at one point flew over a U.S. aircraft carrier strike group and another crashed in the South China Sea, the Post reported. It was not clear when these incidents occurred.
The Chinese spy balloon that flew over the U.S. in February could have been equipped with an advanced sensor capable of seeing through certain materials, the leaked document’s also revealed….
Will Biden and the Pentagon let it fly?
Army grounds aviators worldwide after 12 troops killed in helicopter crashes; ‘critical missions’ not impacted
From the article:
After twelve soldiers were killed in two separate helicopter crashes, U.S. Army Chief of Staff James McConville ordered an aviation stand down, grounding all Army aviators – except those working on critical missions – until required training is completed.
“The safety of our aviators is our top priority, and this stand down is an important step to make certain we are doing everything possible to prevent accidents and protect our personnel,” McConville said in a statement to American Military News. “During this stand down, we will focus on safety and training protocols to ensure our pilots and crews have the knowledge, training and awareness to safely complete their assigned mission.”
The order comes one day after three soldiers were killed and another was injured when two Apache helicopters collided in flight near Healy, Alaska. Weeks earlier, nine U.S. soldiers died after two Fort Campbell Blackhawk helicopters crashed in Kentucky….
How can grounding aviators worldwide NOT impact critical missions?
It seems that out rainbow Transportation Secretary can’t keep trains on their track and now, our overly woked military can’t keep copters in the air…
Wonder is there’s a connection?
Meanwhile, on the southern border…
Cartels massing 700,000-1M illegal immigrants to overwhelm US border when Title 42 ends, Rep. Biggs warns
From the article:
Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) said the Mexican cartels are preparing to flood the United States’ southern border with between 700,000 and one million illegal immigrants when Title 42 is lifted in an effort to overwhelm U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
“I just got off the phone with a county supervisor from my state, sits right on the border. They just had a briefing with the sector chiefs from San Diego through Yuma to Tucson, and they are told that there’s between 700,000 and a million people massing south of the border that when Title 42 goes away, the cartels have planned to overwhelm the system,” Biggs said during an appearance on Steve Bannon’s War Room.
BREAKING NEWS: Cartels Plan to Overwhelm the Southern Border with 700,000 to a Million Illegal Immigrants Once Title42 Ends @RepAndyBiggsAZ https://t.co/NzF2hIG5Fm pic.twitter.com/9X4KJAzSTt— Grace Chong 🇺🇸 (@gc22gc) April 28, 2023
Rep. Biggs said the CBP does not have enough resources or personnel to “keep them in detention and processing facilities.”…
Hey Joe, look at what you did with that pen in your hand!!!!
Or, do you even remember????
How about a triple dip?
And there are the dosmestic crazies…
Texas Shooter Search Continues
|Five people—including an 8-year-old boy—were shot and killed late Friday night by a neighbor in the town of Cleveland, Texas, 45 miles north of Houston. The alleged assailant, 38-year-old Francisco Oropeza, is still at large and likely armed and dangerous. Around 11 pm Friday, Wilson Garcia—the homeowner where the attack took place who lost his wife and son—asked his neighbor to stop shooting a rifle in his yard because his infant was sleeping; the shooter refused. A front-door cam recorded the neighbor entering the house where he then opened fire. Two women were found dead, shielding three children, who were not shot and survived. The victims and survivors were all Honduran immigrants, several of whom had just arrived from Houston. Witnesses claim the shooter, who is a Mexican national, was drinking at the time of the incident; it wasn’t clear if his weapons were acquired legally. It’s the 18th US shooting this year where four or more people were killed other than the perpetrator; see the database here.|
The shooter of 8 turns out to be an illegal deported….
Do illegals have second amendment rights?!?!
Biden admin deploying 1,500 active troops to US-Mexico border
From the article:
The Biden administration is preparing to deploy 1,500 active-duty troops to the U.S.-Mexico border ahead of the anticipated end of Title 42, a Trump-era public health policy that helped stem the flow of illegal immigrants into the United States.
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin approved the deployment, according to Pentagon spokesman Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder.
“At the request of the Department of Homeland Security, Secretary Austin approved a temporary Department of Defense (DoD) increase of an additional 1,500 military personnel to supplement U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) efforts on the U.S. Southwest Border,” Ryder said in a statement.
“For 90 days, these 1,500 military personnel will fill critical capability gaps, such as ground-based detection and monitoring, data entry, and warehouse support, until CBP can address these needs through contracted support,” his statement added. “Military personnel will not directly participate in law enforcement activities. This deployment to the border is consistent with other forms of military support to DHS over many years.”
The Department of Defense did not immediately respond to American Military News’ request for comment….
To do what – paperwork and busloading?
How about all buses to…
1600 Pennsylvania Ave.?
Mainwhile in Fort Worth…
From the article:
In what has been described by constitutional expert Jonathan Turley in an online column as an “all-too-familiar scene,” a video has emerged showing members of the radical – and violent – leftist organization Antifa attacking those with whom it disagrees, this time in Fort Worth, Texas.
The video of the April 23, 2023, incident (Be aware of offensive images and situations):
Turley explained there were some members of “Protect Texas Kids” objecting to a “planned drag show that would reportedly involve children.
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Antifa, of course, is intolerant of any such views.
This incident, he said, “was caught on videotape and shows how Antifa routinely, even cavalierly, resorts to violence to silence those with opposing views. Any doubt as to their association from their signature black outfits and tactics was dispensed by this picture clearly showing the Antifa flag.”
He said the video reveals the “Protect Texas Kids” members across the street “when Antifa arrives in their typical black clothing, helmets and tactical vests. Some of the Antifa members were also carrying handguns and long guns.”
One man, later identified as Samuel Fowlkes, 20, approached and sprayed the protesters with mace….
So much for conservative free speach and peaceful protest!!!
Biden and the demoncrats militia?!?!
How to stage an insurrection…
A lot going on in the Lone Star State!
Meanwhile, Russia and Ukraine are still at it…
Latest in Russia/Ukraine war
Russia and Ukraine fight to control narrative, territory as war enters new phase
There are only three phases to a war…
Start, Fight & Finish!!!
Does not include nation building!
(KJV) And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the LORD’s house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it. And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. O house of Jacob, come ye, and let us walk in the light of the LORD.
I Like saying…
And they shall recycle their implements of war into implements of agriculture and learn farming!