Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega, who was ousted by a 1989 U.S. invasion, has died, Panama's government announced early Tuesday. He was 83. No official cause of death was immediately announced, but Noriega had been in intensive care since March due to complications from surgery to remove a benign brain tumor. While in prison in the U.S., France, and finally Panama, Noriega had suffered strokes and other ailments. General Noriega, a career soldier, was sometimes an ally and sometimes an enemy of the U.S., working with the CIA and U.S. drug agencies while at the same time trafficking cocaine and selling secrets to U.S. adversaries. He was indicted by the United States in early 1989 on racketeering, laundering drug money, and drug smuggling charges, and in 1990, he surrendered. He was convicted and sentenced to 40 years in prison in 1992, and was convicted in absentia of murder and laundering $2.8 million in drug money by purchasing property in France. Noriega was extradited back to Panama in 2011.
Source: BBC News, The New York Times
U.K. authorities on Tuesday identified a 22-year-old British man, Salman Abedi, as the suspected suicide bomber who killed 22 people — including an 8-year-old girl — and injured 59 others at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, on Monday night. Police are investigating the bombing as a terrorist attack, and suspect Abedi, who had visited Libya, had accomplices. The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the blast, which hit in a lobby area as crowds of teenage girls, parents, and others were filing through toward the exits after the show. Abedi, the U.K.-born son of Libyan immigrants, lived in a house a few miles from Manchester Arena, where the attack occurred. It was Britain's deadliest terrorist attack since 2005. U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May raised the country's threat level to "critical," its highest point, meaning the government believed another attack could be imminent.
Source: The New York Times, The Washington Post
There is NO DOUBT in my mind this was an occultic event:
Also, lots of news reports, like the one above, never fail to mention the 8-year-old who died, not that this isn't tragic, but 21 other people died that night, why always mention the 8-year-old? If you take the 8-year-old plus the 59 people injured, like this report did, you get 8+5+9=22.
I wonder if a statistician could calculate the probability of this number occurring this many times in the same event?
St. Paul's School, an elite New Hampshire boarding school, released a report by outside lawyers naming 13 former faculty and staff members who over decades allegedly "sexually abused children in their care in a variety of ways, from clear boundary violations to repeated sexual relationships to rape." The 73-page report, written after a year-long investigation, substantiated the allegations against the 13 staffers, and identified another 10 former faculty or staff members who allegedly committed sexual misconduct but were not named. Investigators failed to find evidence supporting allegations against another 11 former school employees. Last month, another elite prep school, Choate Rosemary Hall in Connecticut, released a report naming 12 former faculty members believed to have abused students. Similar accusations also have been raised at Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire and St. George's School in Rhode Island.
Source: The New York Times
At least 22 people, including children, were killed and 59 were injured Monday night in a suspected terrorist bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in the northern England city of Manchester. Police said the attack appeared to have been carried out by a lone suicide bomber. "The attacker, I can confirm, died at the arena," Greater Manchester Police Chief Constable Ian Hopkins said. "We believe the attacker was carrying an improvised explosive device, which he detonated, causing this atrocity." Witnesses said they heard two loud bangs in the foyer of Manchester Arena. "It was really scary," said Michelle Sullivan, who attended the concert with her 12- and 15-year-old daughters. "We heard a really loud explosion. ... Everybody screamed." Cellphone video showed people running and parents frantically trying to find their children.
Source: BBC News, The Washington Post
A driver plowed through pedestrians in New York City's crowded Times Square on Thursday, killing an 18-year-old woman and injuring 22 other people. Police arrested the alleged driver, Richard Rojas, after he fled his maroon Honda and a traffic agent tackled him. Rojas, 26, reportedly has a history of drunken driving arrests. Rojas was charged with murder and 20 counts of attempted murder. The car sped through crowds for three blocks, sparking a panic, but New York Mayor Bill de Blasio told reporters there was "no indication that this was an act of terrorism." Police reportedly said Rojas told them he had "heard voices," and told them after his arrest, "You were supposed to shoot me! I wanted to kill them."
Source: The New York Times, BBC News
Controversial Fox News founder Roger Ailes died Thursday, his wife, Elizabeth Ailes, said in a statement. He was 77. The longtime former head of Fox News was credited for turning the conservative cable news channel into a ratings juggernaut over two decades, before he stepped down in July 2016 after facing a barrage of sexual harassment allegations. "No one did more to change the media landscape than Roger Ailes, but no media executive did more to divide America," said Joe Peyronnin, a former network news executive who worked for Fox before it hired Ailes. Before and after his career at Fox News, Ailes worked as an adviser to Republican presidential candidates from Richard Nixon to Donald Trump.
Source: Los Angeles Times, NPR
The 22-member board of the Heritage Foundation on Tuesday unanimously voted to fire the influential conservative think tank's president, Jim DeMint, blaming him for what board Chairman Thomas A. Saunders III called "significant and worsening management issues that led to a breakdown of internal communications and cooperation." DeMint, a former South Carolina senator, said the assessment was "puzzling" because the board had praised his work over four years on the job and approved annual performance bonuses for his whole management team. DeMint also said he was proud of the foundation's accomplishments during his tenure, including its work on President Trump's transition team.
Source: The Washington Post
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Certain numerology has a strong connection with occultism. Various numbers from time-to-time appear in news articles, and one has to wonder if there isn't some occult significance behind this story.