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OLN TALKING POINTS FOR FOX NEWS, 10 APR 2017  

SINCE 22 MARCH WE HAVE SEEN A JIHADI SUICIDE SUV ATK IN LONDON, U.S. CRUISE MISSILE STRIKE ON A SYRIAN AIRBASE, A JIHADI TERROR ATK IN SWEDEN, 2 JIHADI TERROR ATKS ON CHRISTIANS IN EGYPT & REPORTS THAT THE ONLY FAT DWARF IN THE HERMIT KINGDOM IS PREPPING FOR ANOTHER NUKE WEAPS TEST.  

WELCOME TO THE NEW WORLD DISORDER.  

HERE’S WHERE WE STAND ON MONDAY MORN:  

ISIS ATTACKS ON CHRISTIANS/EGYPT
 
THE WEEK BETWEEN PALM SUNDAY & EASTER ARE THE MOST HOLY DAYS IN CHRISTENDOM.  

ISIS HAS CLAIMED RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE 2 CHURCH BOMBINGS IN EUROPE & PROMISES MORE.  

THE ROMAN ARMY WAS ON HIGH ALERT DURING THE 1ST EASTER 2 MILLENNIA AGO.     

THIS HOLY WEEK, EVERY INTEL & SECURITY SERVICE IN THE WEST IS ON HIGH ALERT FOR JIHADI ATKS LIKE THE ONES WE HAVE SEEN IN LONDON, SWEDEN & EGYPT.  

EGYPT’S PRESIDENT AL SISI HAS DECLARED A STATE OF EMERGENCY;– AND VOWS TO PROTECT POPE FRANCIS ON HIS VISIT TO EGYPT AT THE END OF THE MONTH.  

BOTTOM LINE: EXPECT MORE JIHADI ATTEMPTS TO ATK CHRISTIANS.  

SYRIA
 
SEC STATE TILLERSON & NAT SEC ADVISOR MCMASTER BOTH STATED “DEFEATING ISIS IS OUR 1ST PRIORITY.”  

BRILLIANT FOR THE SHORT TERM. REASSURES CONGRESS THAT FRIDAY’S CRUISE MISSILE STRIKE ON SHAYRAT AIR BASE HAD THE NARROW FOCUS OF DETERRING FURTHER USE OF WMD.  

TRUMP ADMIN CANNOT MAKE A NO-NOTICE CHANGE IN STRATEGY RE SYRIA WHICH WD TRIGGER CALLS FOR A NEW CONGRESSIONAL AUMF & WEEKS OF PUBLIC DEBATE.  

TRUMP ADMIN STATEMENTS REASSURE MOSCOW & PUTIN’S STOOGE, BASHIR ASSAD THAT THE TOMAHAWKS – WERE NOT THE 1ST STEP IN IMMEDIATE REGIME CHANGE.
 

NO DOUBT RUSSIANS @ SHAYRAT AIR BASE WERE WELL AWARE OF SARIN ATK – B4, DURING & AFTER.   PUTIN CANNOT AFFORD TO ABANDON BASHIR AL ASSAD & RISK LOSING ACCESS TO BASES @ TARTUS & LATAKIA.   THE IRANIANS NEED AN OUTCOME WHICH ALLOWS THEM TO CONTINUE SUPPORT HEZBOLLAH.  

BOTTOM LINE: NEAR TERM THE CARNAGE IN SYRIA’S VICIOUS UN-CIVIL WAR WILL CONTINUE & REFUGEES WILL CONTINUE TO FLOOD INTO TURKEY & EUROPE – BOTH OF WHICH MOSCOW WILL ENCOURAGE.  

“DEFEATING ISIS” IS UNDEFINED. MOSUL, TAL AFAR & RAQQA WILL BE “LIBERATED” BY SUMMER. BUT ISIS WON’T DISAPPEAR. LIKE AQ AFTER BIN LADEN – ISIS IS JUST 1 MORE JIHADI FRANCHISE FM HELL.
 

NAMES – BOKU HARUM, AQAP, JEMIAH ISLAMIA, ISLAMIC JIHAD, DON’T MATTER. THEY ALL HAVE THE SAME M/O, “PRODUCT” & COMPETE FOR FOLLOWERS BY KILLING INFIDELS.
 

WORST CASE – MERGER/ACQUISITION OF AQ & ISIS & EXTENDED GLOBAL REACH.         
 

MID-LONG TERM: SYRIA IS FINISHED AS A FUNCTIONING STATE. NATO COALITION TO AGREE ON PARTITIONING SYRIA INTO AN ALAWITE [SHIITE] ZONE, A SUNNI-ARAB ZONE & A KURD-CONTROLLED ZONE.   LIKELY WILL REQUIRE ESTAB. A “SAFE ZONE” FOR IDPs, A SUNNI-ARAB “STABILIZATION FORCE” [EGYPT & JORDAN?] & A NO-FLY ZONE.  

NORTH KOREA [DPRK]
    
KIM JONG-UN APPEARS TO BE PREPPING FOR YET ANOTHER NUKE WEAPS TEST – THEIR 6TH – AND LIKE ALL PRIOR – PART OF THE PYONGYANG-TEHRAN JOINT VENTURE TO DEVELOP NUKE WEAPS & THE ICBMs CAPABLE OF DELIVERING THEM.  

15 APRIL IS THE 105TH B’DAY OF KIM JONG-UN’S GRANDFATHER – THE SOVIET SUPPORTED “FOUNDER” OF THE DPRK. THESE ANNIVERSARIES OFTEN ARE USED FOR “DEMONSTRATIONS” OF DPRK MIGHT.
  THE TRUMP ADMIN HAS ALREADY DELIVERED THAAD [TERMINAL HIGH ALTITUDE AREA DEFENSE] BATTERIES TO ROK & JAPAN.  

THAAD IS A U.S. ARMY ABM SYSTEM CAPABLE OF SHOOTING DOWN INTERMEDIATE RANGE BALLISTIC MISSILES IN THEIR TERMINAL PHASE USING A HIT-TO-KILL APPROACH.  

ON SATURDAY, THE USS CARL VINSON CARRIER STRIKE GROUP WAS REDIRECTED FM IT’S PLANNED TRANSIT FM SINGAPORE TO AUSTRALIA TO WATERS OFF NORTH KOREA.   DURING THEIR MTGS @ MAR-A-LAGO, POTUS ASKED CHINESE PRES. XI JINPING FOR HELP REIGNING IN NORTH KOREA’S NUKE & ICBM TESTS.  

 MY SOURCES: PRES. TRUMP MADE IT CLEAR THAT THE DPRK NUKE-ICBM PROGRAM IS AN EXISTENTIAL THREAT TO THE U.S.   AT DINNER ON 7 APR, PRES. XI REALIZES HE’S SITTING DOWN TO A BOWL OF EGG-DROP SOUP WITH THE GUY WHO JUST DROPPED THE HAMMER ON BASHIR AL-ASSAD.   

LESSONS LEARNED FROM THE “TRUMP TREATMENT” ON CURRENT EVENTS
:
 
 1. IF YOU WANT TO SEND A MESSAGE - YOU CAN SEND FLOWERS. IF YOU WANT YOUR MESSAGE TO MATTER - SEND CRUISE MISSILES.  
 2. LONG TERM: IF VLADIMIR PUTIN WANTS TO KEEP HIS STOOGE, BASHIR AL-ASSAD, ALIVE, START PLANNING ON MAKING HIM EDDIE SNOWDEN’S ROOMMATE IN MOSCOW. THEY DESERVE EACH OTHER.  
 3. WE WILL GET LITTLE/NO HELP FM MOSCOW, TEHRAN OR CHINA ON CURRENT THREATS.  4. IF ASSAD GOES, THE RUSSIANS LOSE TARTUS & LATAKIA.  
5. THE AYATOLLAS IN TEHRAN NEED A LAND LOGISTICS LIFELINE FM TEHRAN, THROUGH BAGHDAD, UP THE EUPHRATES RIVER VALLEY TO LEBANON TO SUPPORT HEZBOLLAH.  
6. THE COMMUNIST-CAPITALISTS IN BEIJING HAVE NO INTEREST IN STOPPING THE DPRK CHUBBY LITTLE DESPOT & HIS AYATOLLAH ALLIES FM CONTINUING THEIR NUKE-ICBM JOINT VENTURE B/C IT DISTRACTS US FM THEIR AGGRESSIVE EXPANSION IN THE S. CHINA SEA.  
7. THE STRIKES IN SYRIA MAY HAVE CONVINCED TURKISH STRONGMAN TAYEP ERDOGAN TO STOP PRANCING WITH PUTIN ABOUT PULLING OUT OF NATO. THE MUSIC JUST STOPPED.  

PREDICTIONS: 
             

A. DESPITE OUR UN AMBASSADOR NIKKI HALEY’S ELOQUENCE [IN THE MOLD OF JEANNE KIRKPATRICK & JOHN BOLTON] THE RUSSIANS WILL DO THEIR LEVEL BEST TO BLOCK ANY MEANINGFUL ACTION IN THE UN SECURITY COUNCIL. 
             
B. IF THE AYATOLLAHS THREATEN TO MINE THE STRAITS OF HORMUZ & BAB EL MANDAB, THE HOUTHIS IN YEMEN & IRGC NAVAL FORCES WILL GET "THE TRUMP TREATMENT."
       
C. IF HEZBOLLAH GETS FEISTY, EXPECT THE ISRAELIS TO SMACK THEM DOWN IN LEBANON WITH PRECISION AIR STRIKES.              
D. PRESIDENT TRUMP’S RECENT MEETINGS WITH EGYPTIAN PRESIDENT AL-SISI AND JORDAN’S KING ABDULLAH MAY HAVE SET A PREMISE FOR A SUNNI-ARAB “SYRIA STABILIZATION FORCE” DEPLOYED TO SYRIA AFTER ISIS IS DRIVEN FROM THEIR STRONGHOLDS IN RAQQA, MOSUL & TAL AFAR.
             
E. AFTER RAQQA, MOSUL & TAL AFAR ARE LIBERATED, EXPECT THE KURDS TO PRESS FOR A HOMELAND.