Biden tried to buy Putin’s support for Iraq war with promise of oil money

Joe Biden sought out Russian president Vladimir Putin before the 2003 invasion of Iraq to propose a deal in which Russia would be given the oil profits from the war if they entered alongside the United States.

Biden told of his attempt at “creative diplomacy” during a July 2004 event at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library. Biden, then the ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, was joined on stage by former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright for a discussion on foreign policy in the upcoming presidential election.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/biden-tried-to-buy-putins-support-for-iraq-war-with-promise-of-oil-money

 

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Saudi crown prince warns of ‘Iran threat’ to global oil

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has warned that oil prices may soar if the world does not act to deter Iran.

He said failure to act could embolden Iran and lead to war, which he said would ruin the global economy.

The prince was speaking after an attack on oil facilities which he blames on Tehran. Iran said the remarks would “bring [the Saudis] nothing but shame”.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-49874807

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Here’s What We Know So Far About The Possibly Interstellar Object in Our Solar System

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Here’s What We Know So Far About The Possibly Interstellar Object in Our Solar System

In the Solar System, there are over 6,300 known comets. There are millions of asteroids. And of all those objects, only ‘Oumuamua – a red, cigar-shaped asteroid – is known to have come from elsewhere. Until now.

https://www.sciencealert.com/here-s-what-we-know-so-far-about-possibly-interstellar-comet-c-2019-q4-borisov

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Al-Shabab Terrorists Launch Attack on US Military Base in Africa

The Islamic terrorist group Al-Shabab attacked a base housing U.S. military personnel with multiple car bombs in Somalia on Monday.

Donald Yamamoto, U.S. ambassador to Somalia, confirmed in a statement Monday’s attack at Baledogle Airfield, about 60 miles northwest of the capital of Mogadishu.

Yamamoto praised the actions of the Somali security forces guarding the military base.

Al-Shabab Terrorists Launch Attack on US Military Base in Africa

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Clinton Emailers Rattled After State Department Fires Off ‘Culpability Letters’ For Homebrew Server Messages

The State Department’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security has finally finished sifting through millions of emails from Hillary Clinton’s controversial ‘basement server’ – many of which were classified, and/or blind-copied to a Gmail address bearing the name of a Chinese company according to intelligence community inspector general (ICIG) Frank Rucker.

While State Department investigators began contacting former officials around 18 months ago, the probe actually began under President Obama. In recent weeks, the State Department has contacted approximately 130 officials whose emails which went through Clinton’s special server have been retroactively classified and may now pose potential security violations, according to the Washington Post.

https://www.zerohedge.com/political/clinton-allies-rattled-after-state-department-fires-flood-culpability-letters-homebrew

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US Deploys Drone-Killing Microwave “Phaser” Weapon to Middle East

The United States announced it will ship a prototype of Raytheon’s “Phaser” high-power microwave beam counter-drone system to Saudi Arabia for operational evaluation. But China, which has been developing “killer drones” over the last decade, has already exported over 160 to the Middle East and North Africa.

https://www.theepochtimes.com/us-deploys-drone-killing-microwave-phaser-weapon-to-middle-east_3098697.html

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Major Earthquake, 7.2 mag has occurred near Constitucion in Chile

Earthquake location -35.4759S, -73.1447WA major earthquake with magnitude 7.2 (ml/mb) was reported 67 kilometers (42 miles) from Constitucion in Chile on Sunday. Exact location of event, longitude -73.1447 West, latitude -35.4759 South, depth = 9.79 km. All ids that are associated to the event: at00pyloci, pt19272001, us70005nie. Unique identifier: us70005nie. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 9.79 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Constitucion in Chile (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 10:57:53 / 10:57 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 29/09/19 / 2019-09-29 15:57:53 / September 29, 2019 @ 3:57 pm UTC/GMT.

Major earthquake, 7.2 mag has occurred near Constitucion in Chile

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