Reports for 2018-02-18

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02/18/18 - 1139hrs Daily report, California State Militia

* Munich, Germany: Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu launched a fiery speech against Iran at a Security Council meeting. Showing a piece of the Iranian drone that Israel shot down in Israeli airspace, the Prime Minister denounced Iran and warned it not to test Israel’s resolve. * Dagestan, Russia: 5 have been killed during a shooting at a Christian church. The attacker was shot and killed at the scene. -Warnings/ Advisories (NOAA) * Wind Advisory: Eastern Mojave Desert, Including the Mojave National Preserve; Morongo Basin, Death Valley National Park; White Mountains of Inyo County, Kern County Mountains, Indian Wells Valley; Southeastern Kern County Desert, Coachella Valley; San Diego County Deserts, San Gorgonio Pass Near Banning, San Diego County Coastal Areas, San Diego County Inland Valleys, Antelope Valley, Santa Barbara County South Coast, Santa Barbara County Mountains, Greater Lake Tahoe Area, Mono, Joshua Tree NP West, Imperial County Southwest; Imperial County West, Chiriaco Summit; Chuckwalla Mountains; Imperial County Southeast; Imperial Valley; Salton Sea * High Wind Warning: Eastern Sierra Slopes of Inyo County; Owens Valley, Western Mojave Desert, Apple and Lucerne Valleys, * Winter Weather Advisory: Los Angeles County Mountains excluding the Santa Monica Range; Ventura County Mountains, Cuyama Valley, Santa Barbara County Mountains, Del Norte Interior; Northern Humboldt Interior, Southern Humboldt Interior; Southwestern Humboldt, Northern Trinity; Southern Trinity, Mariposa, Madera, and Fresno County Foothills; Tulare County Foothills, Kern County Mountains, Riverside County Mountains; San Bernardino County Mountains; San Diego County Mountains, Western Siskiyou County, Central Siskiyou County; Modoc County; North Central and Southeast Siskiyou County; Northeast Siskiyou and Northwest Modoc Counties, West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada, * Freeze Warning: East Bay Hills and the Diablo Range; East Bay Interior Valleys; Mountains Of San Benito County And Interior Monterey County Including Pinnacles National Park; North Bay Interior Valleys; North Bay Mountains; Northern Salinas Valley, Hollister Valley and Carmel Valley; Santa Clara Valley Including San Jose; Santa Cruz Mountains; Santa Lucia Mountains and Los Padres National Forest; Southern Salinas Valley, Arroyo Seco and Lake San Antonio, San Bernardino and Riverside County Valleys-The Inland Empire, Carquinez Strait and Delta; Central Sacramento Valley; Clear Lake, Southern Lake County; Motherlode; Northeast Foothills, Sacramento Valley; Northern Sacramento Valley; Northern San Joaquin Valley; Shasta Lake Area, Northern Shasta County; Southern Sacramento Valley, * Hard Freeze Warning: East-Central San Joaquin Valley; Southeastern San Joaquin Valley; Southwestern San Joaquin Valley; West-Central San Joaquin Valley, * High Surf Advisory: Mendocino County * Special Weather Statement: A strong fast moving cold front will move through the region during the day today with slick driving conditions likely in the Sierra and possible throughout the rest of the region. In the Sierra snow accumulations of a few inches at all elevations with up to 5-8 inches along the higher passes will bring back winter driving conditions to the Sierra. You should anticipate travel restrictions and delays today and tonight in the Sierra. - Greater Lake Tahoe Area; Lassen-Eastern Plumas-Eastern Sierra Counties; Mono; Surprise Valley California -Weather (South Bay/ San Jose) * Sunrise - 0654hrs. Sunset - 1751hrs. * Partly Cloudy * Big time cool down - Highs hitting 55 - lows toward 37 * High Allergy Alert from Trees. Low allergy alert from grass, no allergy alert for weeds * Temperatures will cool for the next week. Daytime in the 50s and nights in the upper 30s. Chance of rain on Thursday. - Ring of Fire * 2.8 ESE of Loma Linda, 2.7 SE of Pinnacles, 2.6 NNE of Mineral, CA. 5.2 SE of Amahai, Indonesia. 5.1 W of Jaque, Panama. 5.1 SE of Santa Maria Zacatepec, Mexico. - Civil Unrest/ Terrorism * Syria: -UPDATE- *Northern Syria: For the first time the Syrian Democratic Forces - SDF (not the FSA) is claiming that they have successfully attacked military positions across the border in to Turkey. The SDF is made up of Kurdish and Arab militants and backed by the U.S. * Damascus, Syria: Southern Damascus is seeing a 5th day of clashes between ISIS and other militant groups that don’t appear to be pro-Assad. In eastern Damascus the battle between pro-Assad forces and militant rebels continues. Heavy artillery and missile strikes continue to take a toll on civilians with little to no reports of combatants being killed. Tiger Forces (Elite Syrian Army units created out of Tank divisions and Infantry, combat tested, specializes in offensive operations, fights in the most difficult areas, Pro-Assad) are moving in a convoy approaching from the North East approaching the combat zone from the opposite direction. [Friday] Northern Syria: YPG seems to be getting knocked out of a lot of towns and villages by the combined Turkis/ FSA troops with Turkish air support. This is leading to a meeting between Pro-Assad, YPG and the Russians on how to counter the Turkish offensive. Eastern Syria: Some airstrikes from U.S. coalition forces. Damascus, Syria: No new news. [Thursday] Eastern Syria: U.S. led Coalition warplanes led airstrikes over the town of Hajin. In Tabiyah Jazeera, an explosion at a warehouse killed 23 people. It might have been weapons depot and it seems in addition to the casualties there were also 15 Russian “security staff” killed. The cause of the explosion is currently unknown. U.S. troops have mobilized to CONOCO fields after receiving information that and attack by pro-Assad militias is imminent. * Northern Syria: All out battles continue with Turkish forces using rockets and artillery as well as attack helicopters to hit any target they believe to be YPG militia. This has led to an increase in civilian casualties and deaths. YPG militia members are now dressing in civilian attire to try to make it more difficult for the Turkish spotters and intelligence. Turkey also brought in M60 U.S. made battle tanks as well as currently are bringing a large military convoy into Idlib to fight YPG. FSA is working with the Turks and has captured numerous villages now from YPG forces. In contrast, the citizens of many towns that are being attacked are marching in resistance to the Turkish offensive. Along with all of this, Russian AF is also running airstrikes against towns and villages, their targets are not as clear, meaning it doesn’t appear they are targeting YPG or any specific group. Syrian government is calling on Turkey to implement a de-escalation zone in N. Homs and S. Hama. * Damascus, Syria: Shelling and airstrikes are hitting mostly residential areas in the eastern suburbs where anti-government rebels backed by the U.S. are making a stand. A tunnel being used by Government forces to infiltrate into the eastern suburbs was discovered and blown up. - CA Firearms Laws: * Same tyranny as yesterday …It’s going to get worse… Thought of the day: I’m a bit exhausted… Keep your head on a swivel and stay safe -DeltaWhiskey