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Amazing Video: Driving Skills Help Evade Cartel Kidnapping

Some quick thinking and skill got a driver in Mexico out of what could have been a very bad situation. Anyone that watches the short video will have a rush of adrenaline. The driver quickly backs up and then drives back forward doing a quick turn to evade the last car in his way of freedom.

This is not the first instance of people on the roads in Mexico facing a situation like this. In fact, many experts suggest that drivers only use main roads, and avoid driving at night. Hopefully, the Mexican government can take action to fix this volatile situation.

Rashida Tlaib
Rashida Tlaib

Dems Stay Silent on Iran When Trump Can’t be Blamed

Iran has admitted to accidentally shooting down a passenger plane last week leaving odd solidarity in the wake. The United States Democratic leaders have scorned Trump’s actions killing terrorist leader Soleimani, even going so far as to apologize and “mourn” his death. Despite the absolute idiocy to not appear as a united front against Iran, they actually are siding with one of the world’s most dangerous dictators.

Fast forward not even a week, and after the Iranian regime kills a passenger plane full of people, the Democrats remain silent. Meanwhile, in Iran, protestors are taking to the streets for the third day in a row to denounce “Iran’s clerical rulers…after authorities acknowledged shooting down a passenger plane by accident” reported Reuters. President Trump is coming to the defense of the protestors and the citizens of Iran, whereas Democrats can’t seem to chastise those they were profusely apologizing to just days before.

Reports say the Iranian government is violently cracking down on Iranian protestors chanting slogans such as “Clerics get lost!” and signs saying “your lie killed us.” Reuters also reported that “images from the previous two days of protests showed wounded people being carried and pools of blood on the ground. Gunshots could be heard, although the police denied opening fire.” Democrats are having a heck of a time trying to side with the Iranian people while continuing to blame Trump.

Presidential candidate Joe Biden gave it a shot with a statement on Twitter: “Trump’s reckless policies have needlessly endangered our interests in the Middle East. But none of us should be under any illusions about the Iranian regime, and the Iranian people – like all people everywhere – have the right to peaceful protest. The world should support them.”

The infamous “squad” consisting of freshman congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar and Ayanna Pressley have “refrained from speaking about the protests, though Omar had previously expressed support for the Iranian people after U.S. forces carried out the airstrike that killed Soleimani.” Clearly Democrats are sympathetic to those living under tyrannical regimes on one condition: they can blame Trump.

WATCH: Russian spy ship ‘aggressively approached’ US destroyer in North Arabian Sea

The USS Farragut had to sound five short blasts to the Russian Navy ship to ward off a collision. You can see in these two videos the interactions between the two ships:

According to FoxNews, the Russian warship “got as close as 180 feet from the US ship and that there was bridge to bridge communication between the two warships.” Eventually, the Russian vessel altered course and opened the distance between it and the USS Farragut.

Photo by AKBAR TAVAKOLI/IRNA/AFP via Getty Images

U.S. and Canadian Officials Saying Iran Missile Shot Down Ukrainian Plane

Ukrainian International Airlines’ Boeing 737 went down in a fiery crash killing 176 people just after taking off from Tehran’s Imam Khomeini International Airport. Today, U.S. officials are saying it was “highly likely” that an Iranian anti-aircraft missile was to blame for the tragedy. President Trump dismissed Iran’s initial claim pointing to a mechanical issue and said “somebody could have made a mistake on the other side” as the plane was flying in a “pretty rough neighborhood.”

According to the Associated Press, although U.S. officials didn’t release intelligence details, “they acknowledged the existence of satellites and other sensors in the region, as well as the likelihood of communication interceptions and other similar intelligence.” A senior Pentagon official told Fox News earlier today that the Iranian anti-aircraft missile shot down the Ukrainian passenger plane “by mistake.” Reportedly, “officials said U.S. intelligence increasingly points at the airliner being accidentally struck by a Russian-made missile, killing all 176 people on board the flight.”

Of the 176 passengers, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said 138 of them were on their way to Canada, and at least 63 of the passengers were Canadian. Just moments ago, Trudeau confirmed what United States officials have said, that in fact the plane was taken down by Iran. Speaking just moments ago, Trudeau stated, “I have intelligence from multiple sources, including allies” and the “evidence indicates the plane was shot down by an Iranian surface to air missile.” Trudeau continued, “this may have been unintentional” but that the new intelligence “reinforces the need for an investigation into this matter.”

President Donald Trump
Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images

The President Speaks

A few minutes ago President Trump addressed the nation about the Iran situation. He spoke from the “Grand Foyer” of the White House.

“As long as I am president,” he said, Iran will not have a nuclear weapon. He added: “Iran appears to be standing down, which is a good thing for all parties concerned.”

Surrounded by his national security team – the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Secretaries of State and Defense and the Vice President – the President delivered a message of strength and resolve. He offered Iran a way out – and said that he would keep the sanctions – the “maximum pressure” campaign – imposed unless and until Iran changed its behavior.

Now it is quite apparent that the President is offering Iran an off-ramp, a chance for deescalation…

He also took note of a very notable fact: the United States is, for the first time in its history, energy independent. The entire history of American involvement in the Middle East has always involved dependence on Arab oil. No more. With the Trump administration energy policy of encouraging oil production and fracking for natural gas, the country is finally free from that dangerous entanglement that always involved oil in the Middle East.

The President pointed out that Iran has been a seriously bad actor in the Middle East since 1979 when they attacked the American embassy and held 52 Americans hostage for over a year. From that time until today – some 40 years – Iran has spent its time waging campaigns of violence and destruction on its neighbors. At long last, Trump made clear, this behavior will no longer be tolerated.
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The President called on the member countries of NATO, plus China and Russia, to step up to the plate and help in getting Iran to stop its destructive behavior.

His message: this was an opportunity for de-escalation, to get Iran off the road to war it has been on for four decades. It was also a re-confirmation of his campaign pledge not to lead the United States into yet another “endless war.”

This comes after a US drone attack took out Iran’s terrorist leader, General Qassem Soleimani. The President spoke today from the same Grand Foyer where President Barack Obama addressed the nation in 2011 after the Navy Seal raid Obama had ordered had successfully taken out Osama bin Laden. After Obama made his announcement, Republicans – the entire nation – rallied to Obama and applauded him for taking out the man who was responsible for the mass murder of Americans on September 11, 2001.

Yet today, Democrats and the media sound no different than the radical Iranian ayatollahs. Soleimani, who, like bin Laden, was a  mass murderer of Americans,
had praise lavished on him by the media, with Democrats saying in essence that, well, yes, he was a bad guy but the President should have consulted with them,
the President should not have done this, the President is bringing on a war. Yada, yada yada.

Now it is quite apparent that the President is offering Iran an off-ramp, a chance for deescalation.

Bottom line? This is exactly why Donald Trump was elected in the first place. To bring change – serious, massive change to the Swamp and its business as usual ways.

As this speech indicated, that change is underway.