iranprotest

In Iran, large protests against the Iranian regime are happening right now.  You can read and view more here: https://www.dailywire.com/news/iran-opens-fire-on-demonstrators-protesters-chant-our-enemy-is-here-they-lie-to-us-that-its-america%22 (Warning: violent content).

 

 

President Trump addresses the events in Iraq and the conflict with Iran.

 

Transcript here: https://www.foxnews.com/politics/transcript-of-trumps-remarks-on-iran

 

 

iranmissile

I’m sure former President Obama was shocked (shocked!) to hear that Iran had a nuclear weapons development site, disclosed in last year’s Iranian document leak and subsequently destroyed by the Iranian government.  The rest of us weren’t surprised.  Now the IAEA has found trace amounts of uranium in a warehouse at a different location in Iran.  Apparently, they are still at it.

 

 

mexicocontrol

80% of Mexico Is Controlled by Cartels

The map above, prepared by the government of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), shows that 80 percent of the country’s 266 districts recently targeted for enforcement by the Mexican National Guard in a new counter-cartel operation are either controlled (57.5 percent) or disputed (23.3 percent) by the cartels. All of the major cities and all of the main border crossing areas in Mexico are no longer considered by the Mexican government to be under their control.  Of course, the Cartels make their money primarily by smuggling drugs and people into the US.  You can read more details here.

This barrier is absolutely critical to border security. It’s also what our professionals at the border want and need. This is just common sense. The border wall would very quickly pay for itself. The cost of illegal drugs exceeds $500 billion a year. Vastly more than the $5.7 billion we have requested from Congress. The wall will always be paid for indirectly by the great new trade deal we have made with Mexico. Sen. Chuck Schumer, who you will be hearing from later tonight, has repeatedly supported a physical barrier in the past along with many other Democrats. They changed their mind only after I was elected president. Democrats in Congress have refused to acknowledge the crisis. And they have refused to provide our brave border agents with the tools they desperately need to protect our families and our nation. The federal government remains shut down for one reason and one reason only because Democrats will not fund border security. My administration is doing everything in our power to help those impacted by the situation. But the only solution is for Democrats to pass a spending bill that defends our borders and reopens the government. This situation could be solved in a 45-minute meeting. I have invited congressional leadership to the White House tomorrow to get this done. Hopefully, we can rise above partisan politics in order to support national security.

 – President Donald Trump, 1/8/19, Full speech transcript available here.