This Week: Five Events You Need to Know (August 20)
Here are five of the most important news stories this week, as well as relevant links to the full articles and videos here on theTrumpet.com.
Two vehicle attacks on Thursday and Friday killed more than a dozen people and injured more than 100 others in Barcelona, Spain.
Spanish police say that the two attacks are connected, possibly carried out by a single terrorist cell. Through its Amaq News Agency, the Islamic State quickly claimed that the Barcelona terrorists were “soldiers of the Islamic State.”
On August 12, white supremacists protesting at a “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, clashed with counterprotesters from several Marxist organizations, including Antifa, Black Lives Matter and the Democratic Socialists of America.
One person was killed and 35 were injured during the street brawls .
North Korea now has intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of delivering nuclear payloads to Guam, Hawaii, Alaska and, according to some scientists, cities across the United States.
Former U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. Oliver North said both North Korea and Iran lack the “same survival instinct” that deterred the U.S. and the Soviet Union from starting a nuclear war in the 1960s.
North Korea and Iran are extremely dangerous states, and their belligerence is tied to the coming nuclear Armageddon .
On Tuesday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned of the consequences for more U.S. sanctions on his nation when he told Iranian lawmakers that if the U.S. administration is “willing to repeat previous experiences, Iran … certainly, within a short period—not on a scale of weeks or months, but on a scale of hours and days—will return to a much more advanced position than when the talks started.”
Rouhani essentially threatened to make a dash for nuclear weapons , and the United States is doing almost nothing in response. How long will Iran’s nuclear blackmail continue?
The Egyptian economy is failing, which is creating a volatile sociopolitical environment that could explode at any time.
Abdelmoneim Aboul Fotouh, a moderate Islamist Egyptian politician, said, “If [the explosion] happens, it won’t be a revolution carried out by the middle classes, like in 2011. Under current circumstances, what I’m afraid will happen is chaos. And if chaos unfolds in Egypt, it will be a threat not just to the Egyptians, but also to the whole region—and to the West.”
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