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US General Warns: We’re Already Under Attack

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While arms races and space tensions may sound like they belong in the 1960s, these are becoming prevalent issues today.

Particularly, a space arms race has China, the U.S. and Russia competing with each other and something akin to a shadow war in space has been heating up for the past several months.

One American general commented at last month’s Halifax International Security Forum that space threats are really growing.

“The threats are really growing and expanding every single day. And it’s really an evolution of activity that’s been happening for a long time … We’re really at a point now where there’s a whole host of ways that our space systems can be threatened,” General David Thompson, the Space Force’s first vice chief of space operations, told a Washinton Post columnist.

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Some of these kinds of threats have been making headlines over the last several months, as Russia and China show off their space technology.

In November, Russia flexed its muscle and destroyed an old Soviet satellite with an anti-satellite missile, as the BBC reported. This became especially problematic when the debris from the destroyed satellite ended up in the orbit of the International Space Station. Russia was criticized by the U.S. and the UK for “dangerous and irresponsible” action that “shows a complete disregard for the security, safety and sustainability of space.”

China has also been showing off its space weapons technology.

This past summer, China tested a nuclear-capable hypersonic glide vehicle in space. They put it on a rocket, flew it through low-orbit space to circle the globe, and then struck within about two dozen miles of its target, as the Arms Control Association reported.

Thompson confirmed that Space Force is dealing with attacks on U.S. government satellites “every single day.” Fortunately, these are what he called “reversible attacks,” which means they aren’t permanently damaging the satellites — at least for now.

“Both China and Russia are regularly attacking U.S. satellites with non-kinetic means, including lasers, radio frequency jammers and cyber attacks, ” Thompson said, according to the Washington Post.

Russia and China have long been worried about the advancing American technology in space and weapons.

In 2020, Russian President Vladimir Putin even proposed that the leading space powers (Russia, U.S. and China) should agree to prohibit the “stationing” of weapons in space and the “threat or use of force” against any space objects, the RAND Corporation reported.

This kind of suggestion to avoid militarizing space is nothing new. Russia was making similar pitches back in the 1980s, when they wanted to have a conference to talk about banning the “testing and deployment of space strike weapons.”

“Both nations [Russia and China] share a common desire to curb the U.S. technological prowess in developing advanced space capabilities, especially those that might be applied to missile defense or anti-satellite operations,” RAND reported.

However, Russia and China are showing that they are catching up with their technology. The tests that have been happening are a signal to the U.S.

Even back in 2019, Russia began to show the U.S. that it was gaining the capability to threaten us in space when it deployed a satellite uncomfortably close to an American “national security satellite,” and then conducted a weapons test.

“It maneuvered close, it maneuvered dangerously, it maneuvered threateningly so that they were coming close enough that there was a concern of collision. So clearly, the Russians were sending us a message,” Thompson told the Post.

But he also pointed out that China is actually ahead of Russia.

“The Chinese are actually well ahead [of Russia]. They’re fielding operational systems at an incredible rate,” Thompson said.

So it turns out that former President Donald Trump’s establishment of the U.S. Space Force was actually rather insightful, since the space war is heating up.

At the time, many criticized Trump‘s establishment of the new military branch for being too expensive. The new branch required $15.4 billion for 2021, which came out of the Air Force’s budget, the Federal News Network reported.

But Trump deserves some credit for knowing that weaponization in space was going to become an increasing issue.

“Space is the world’s newest war-fighting domain. Amid grave threats to our national security, American superiority in space is absolutely vital. And we’re leading, but we’re not leading by enough. But very shortly we’ll be leading by a lot,” Trump said back in 2019, as NPR reported.

So, lucky for the U.S., our military is able to keep developing technology to counter any Russian and Chinese space threats.

“We are still the best in the world, clearly in terms of capability. They’re catching up quickly,” Thompson told the Post. “We should be concerned by the end of this decade if we don’t adapt.”

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Americans Unleash on Biden After Encountering Bare Shelves at Grocery Stores Across Country

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President Joe Biden’s supply chain crisis has been raging for some time, and it is now wreaking havoc on Americans trying to live their everyday lives.

According to Fox News, a growing number of Americans are experiencing massive shortages at their local grocery stores, and they are directing their ire at Biden because of it.

Many Twitter users began using the hashtag #BareShelvesBiden to showcase the precarious situations at their local stores.

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Some users told stories of the lengths they had to go to in order to find seemingly basic food items.

“This was the 2nd store we went to looking for bagels,” one user said. “Found the bagels but zero — ZERO — plain cream cheese. If you want Kraft parmesan cheese or Top Ramen, you’re pretty much out of luck.”

Even CNBC senior White House correspondent Kayla Tausche compared the situation to the apocalypse, which is surprising coming from an employee of a leftist establishment media outlet.

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms noticed the problem too, albeit only through the third party she hired to shop for her. She suggested that the supply shortages were a localized issue.

Some commenters felt Bottoms was trying to insinuate that southwest Atlanta was having problems because it is a lower-income area. If that was her intention, residents from other portions of Atlanta and surrounding areas quickly rebutted the claim.

By the looks of it, Biden’s supply chain crisis is affecting almost everyone, regardless of income or political affiliation.

As a general rule, it is not a good development for a president when his failures start to greatly affect the lives of everyday Americans.

Will supply chain issues hurt Democrats in the midterm elections?

While many less politically inclined citizens may be willing to overlook foreign policy issues or government spending excesses, they are much less likely to ignore their own inability to buy the food they want.

In a time where Biden’s approval is tanking and Democrats are panicking about the upcoming midterm elections, empty grocery store shelves are just another point in a long list of problems for the Biden administration.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

President Joe Biden’s supply chain crisis has been raging for some time, and it is now wreaking havoc on Americans trying to live their everyday lives. According to Fox News, a growing number of Americans are experiencing massive shortages at their local grocery stores, and they are directing their ire at Biden because of it. Many Twitter users began using the hashtag #BareShelvesBiden to showcase the precarious situations at their local stores. Thanks #BareShelvesBiden pic.twitter.com/sEPBCoeIDc — NRCC (@NRCC) January 10, 2022 More #BareShelvesBiden https://t.co/opm0zSOgwh — Hodgetwins (@hodgetwins) January 9, 2022 #BareShelvesBiden in dark blue Oakton, Virginia pic.twitter.com/JM4bXL7CDn — Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) January 10, 2022 Some users told stories of the lengths they had to go to in order to find seemingly basic food items. “This was the 2nd store we went to looking for bagels,” one user said. “Found the bagels but zero — ZERO — plain cream cheese. If you want Kraft parmesan cheese or Top Ramen, you’re pretty much out of luck.” #BareShelvesBiden at Stater Bros in Simi Valley, CA. This was the 2nd store we went to looking for bagels. Found the bagels but zero – ZERO – plain cream cheese. If you want Kraft parmesan cheese or Top Ramen, you’re pretty much out of luck. pic.twitter.com/qS7Lx8gRMa — Jennifer Van Laar (@jenvanlaar) January 9, 2022 Even CNBC senior White House correspondent Kayla Tausche compared the situation to the apocalypse, which is surprising coming from an employee of a leftist establishment media outlet. Apocalypse now pic.twitter.com/j48ALuYtoQ — Kayla Tausche (@kaylatausche) January 9, 2022 Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms noticed the problem too, albeit only through the third party she hired to shop for her. She suggested that the supply shortages were a localized issue. I’ve received 8 messages & counting from my very polite @Instacart shopper over the…

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Soros-Backed Prosecutor Marilyn Mosby Indicted on 4 Federal Charges

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On Thursday, a federal grand jury chose to indict Baltimore’s top prosecutor on four counts.

Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby now faces charges of perjury and “making false mortgage applications in the purchase of two Florida vacation homes,” the Office of the U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland told The Associated Press.

The charges are related to Mosby’s alleged lies about “meeting qualifications for coronavirus-related distributions from a city retirement plan in 2020.”

Prosecutors say Mosby lied on multiple mortgage application forms when she attempted to buy homes in Kissimmee, Florida, and Long Boat Key, Florida.

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Mosby first entered the spotlight in 2015 during the infamous Baltimore riots following the death of Freddie Gray.

The openly progressive prosecutor pursued charges against the six police officers involved in Gray’s death.

In the end, none of the officers were convicted.

Mosby has long been criticized for her progressive approach.

Under her tenure in Baltimore, which began in 2015, the number of murders, rapes, aggravated assaults, burglaries and robberies all rose, according to an Oct. 27, 2020, report from The Heritage Foundation.

Most recently, Mosby faced criticism in November for defending Joseph Rosenbaum, the convicted sex offender who was shot while allegedly attempting to murder Kyle Rittenhouse during the Kenosha, Wisconsin, racial justice riots of 2020.

This most recent federal indictment comes months after a federal investigation into her affairs was first announced.

Both Mosby and her husband Nick Mosby, the president of the Baltimore City Council, faced various accusations in March of 2021 related to their alleged illicit use of campaign funds.

The duo was purportedly using campaign funds to pay off personal legal fees and travel expenses.

A federal probe was issued into their financial dealings at the time.

The accusations and alleged discrepancies did not stop at the campaign funds, however.

An additional federal subpoena had been issued to two churches in order to investigate whether Nick Mosby had been making financial contributions to either institution.

Both Mosbys were reportedly issued a lien by the IRS following three full years of unpaid taxes on their property. It is unknown if that lien was paid.

The two perjury counts carry a maximum sentence of five years in prison and the two mortgage-related offenses could carry with them a maximum of 30 years in prison each, according to the AP.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

On Thursday, a federal grand jury chose to indict Baltimore’s top prosecutor on four counts. Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby now faces charges of perjury and “making false mortgage applications in the purchase of two Florida vacation homes,” the Office of the U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland told The Associated Press. The charges are related to Mosby’s alleged lies about “meeting qualifications for coronavirus-related distributions from a city retirement plan in 2020.” Prosecutors say Mosby lied on multiple mortgage application forms when she attempted to buy homes in Kissimmee, Florida, and Long Boat Key, Florida. Mosby first entered the spotlight in 2015 during the infamous Baltimore riots following the death of Freddie Gray. The openly progressive prosecutor pursued charges against the six police officers involved in Gray’s death. In the end, none of the officers were convicted. Mosby has long been criticized for her progressive approach. Under her tenure in Baltimore, which began in 2015, the number of murders, rapes, aggravated assaults, burglaries and robberies all rose, according to an Oct. 27, 2020, report from The Heritage Foundation. Most recently, Mosby faced criticism in November for defending Joseph Rosenbaum, the convicted sex offender who was shot while allegedly attempting to murder Kyle Rittenhouse during the Kenosha, Wisconsin, racial justice riots of 2020. This most recent federal indictment comes months after a federal investigation into her affairs was first announced. Both Mosby and her husband Nick Mosby, the president of the Baltimore City Council, faced various accusations in March of 2021 related to their alleged illicit use of campaign funds. The duo was purportedly using campaign funds to pay off personal legal fees and travel expenses. A federal probe was issued into their financial dealings at the time. The accusations and alleged discrepancies did not stop at the campaign…

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