*Iran – Food riots continue with the death toll near ten
(Steps to) War:
*Russia – US revealed that a record number of US troops have been deployed to Poland. Over 12,000 troops are currently deployed there. Poland announced they are building permanent bases for NATO and US troops.
Russia – (positive) Top US and Russian military leaders held a series of calls. First since the Russian invasion.
*China – The Chinese Communist Party has directed all leaders to divest foreign assets and accounts as quickly as possible to avoid the types of sanctions that have been applied to Russia.
*China/India – Both nations have sent between 30 and 50 THOUSAND additional troops to their shared border. China is building a heavy bridge (to support tanks and armored vehicles) across a lake separating Chinese bases from the Indian border.
*Russia/Finland – Russia cut electricity to Finland immediately after the country applied for NATO membership. They have announced they will cut off gas on 5/21/22.
*Russia – Ukrainian defense officials announced the US is working with them to destroy the Russian Baltic fleet. The US denies this but also announced we are sending advanced anti-ship missiles to Ukraine.
*Atlanta/Antifa – Antifa members from across the country have converged in southern Atlanta and created an autonomous zone in a wooded area where a first responder training center is being built. Around a dozen have been arrested so far after attacking police and construction crews with stones and firebombs. An explosive device was also found that did not detonate.
*Chicago – 10 shot and 2 killed at a McDonalds a few blocks from the upscale Miracle Mile section of town. Reports indicate that there was a fight outside the restaurant that escalated to gunfire.
*Dallas/FW – A black man targeted a Korean hair salon shooting the workers. Race is considered the primary motive.
*Russia – Despite massive economic sanctions, the Russian Ruble is stronger since any time in the last 7 years.
*Russia – Two loan payments were made early, ahead of the 5/25 expiration of exemptions allowing access to frozen assets to pay investors
*US – The stock market recorded its 8th consecutive down week. This has not happened in over 90 years.
*Europe – 1/3 of all EU countries are seeing double digit inflation
*Argentina – Inflation has reached 70-80%
*US to blame – Senior Russian officials are blaming the US for the world’s rising food prices; sanctions and poor monetary policy (printing money) are to blame.
*Monkey Pox – World Health Organization called a special session to discuss the outbreak (rare outside of Africa). The US has purchased several million doses of the vaccine from a European pharma company.
*Title 42 – A Federal judge extended the restraining order keeping Biden from dumping the Title 42 restrictions that help reduce illegal immigration.
*Israel – defense forces are preparing for more and increased violence as the Palestinian government continues to push for terrorist acts and riots.
Dates To Watch:
*May 20-24 – Biden travelling to Japan and S. Korea (N. Korea possibly planning a nuclear weapon test to coincide).
*May 25 – Exemption allowing Russia to access US Dollars to pay international debts expires (unless extended by the Biden administration). American investors will lose hundreds of millions of dollars if this happens.
*May 29 – Presidential elections in Colombia. Russian backed Venezuelan dictator Maduro has stated that if the candidate he favors loses he will invade. Columbia is the last remaining US ally in South America.
Pray up, Stock up, Train up, Team up…dark times are coming.