Thought for the day

"Arms are the only true badges of liberty.  The possession of arms is the distinction of a free man from a slave." -- Andrew Fletcher 1698

Israel's devastating air strikes on Friday, which pummelled the Gaza Strip and killed a senior member of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), were part of a long line of assassinations in the occupied territories.

The killing of al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri by the United States may prompt al Qaeda supporters to target U.S. facilities or citizens with the potential for more anti-American violence, the State Department warned on Tuesday.

The US and South Korea are planning new war games where they will simulate taking out North Korea’s military leadership, including the country’s leader, Kim Jong-un, The Daily Beast reported on Wednesday.

The drills will simulate targeting Pyongyang’s missile and nuclear sites plus bases needed to supply them. Sources familiar told The Daily Beast that the war games will end with a “decapitation” exercise where they attack North Korea’s command structure and take out Kim.

FBI documents obtained by Fox News have revealed that the suspect arrested for allegedly planning to kill Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh also intended to target two other conservative judges in an attempt to “stop roe v wade from being overturned.”

July 8 was a muggy day in the ancient capital of Japan. Shinzo Abe, the most powerful figure in Japanese politics, was delivering a stump speech for a local Liberal Democratic Party candidate in front of the Nara Kintetsu railway station when suddenly a loud bang rang out, followed by an odd cloud of smoke.

The response was incredible. Among those in the unusually large crowd gathered, not a single person ran for cover, or hit the ground in terror.

On Thursday Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN) says he will introduce legislation requiring an investigation into the death of Al Jazeera correspondent Shireen Abu Akleh, who was killed by Israeli forces in May.

“We are urging our colleagues to see this as a free press issue,” said Carson. “To put aside Israeli and Palestinian politics and to see this for what it is: an attack on independent reporting. We’re going to keep circulating it to our dear colleagues until we get 218 original cosponsors for this bill.”

In a shocking report from the FBI obtained by Fox News on Wednesday, the suspect arrested in the tried assassination of conservative Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh had intentions to target two other SCOTUS justices and attempted out advice on how to execute the attacks on internet forums.

The documents reveal that suspect Nicholas Roske, 26, had meticulously preplanned the tried assassination of many Supreme Court justices after the criminal leak of a draft choice to overturn abortion landmark ruling Roe v. Wade.

The assassin of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is undergoing mental health evaluations as authorities try to find a motive to the killing. Abe, 67, was pronounced dead by doctors at the Nara Medical University Hospital at 5:03 p.m local time on Friday, just over five hours after being shot while delivering a campaign speech in front of a small crowd on a street.