Reports for 2018-02-21

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02/21/18 - 1545hrs Daily report, California State Militia

* Washington, DC: President Trump held a sit down with students and teachers in regards to school shootings. President Trump supported ideas such as arming teachers and getting rid of ‘Gun Free Zones’. He did also call for improved background checks with a strong emphasis on mental health. -Warnings/ Advisories (NOAA) * Wind Advisory: Apple and Lucerne Valleys; Coachella Valley; Riverside County Mountains; San Bernardino County Mountains; San Diego County Deserts; San Diego County Mountains; San Gorgonio Pass Near Banning, Indian Wells Valley; Kern County Mountains; Southeastern Kern County Desert, Eastern Sierra Slopes of Inyo County; Owens Valley, Eastern Mojave Desert, Including the Mojave National Preserve; Morongo Basin; Western Mojave Desert, * Winter Weather Advisory: Burney Basin, Eastern Shasta County; Motherlode; Northeast Foothills, Sacramento Valley; West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada; Western Plumas County, Lassen Park, Del Norte Interior, Northern Humboldt Interior; Southern Humboldt Interior, Central Siskiyou County; Western Siskiyou County, Lassen-Eastern Plumas-Eastern Sierra Counties; Surprise Valley California, Greater Lake Tahoe Area, Mono * Hard Freeze Warning: Mendocino Coast; Northern Humboldt Coast -Weather (South Bay/ San Jose) * Sunrise - 0650hrs. Sunset - 1754hrs. * Sunny * Highs hitting 58 - lows toward 38 * 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 starting close to noon. Next Monday could see rain through much of the week… but we’ll see. - Ring of Fire * 3.0 SSW of Bootjack, 2.8 WNW of Diablo, 2.8 No Kings Beach, CA. - Civil Unrest/ Terrorism * Washington, DC: Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats has stated before the Senate Armed Services Committee that “the current threat environment was high and that the risk of interstate war was at its highest point since the Cold War. “The risk of interstate conflict, including among great powers, is higher than at any time…” * Dapchi, Nigeria: A Boko Haram attack has left the village in uncertainty. Close to 100 students have gone missing since the attack. Police and government agents are saying there is no problem but parents and witnesses are saying that many girls are still missing. * Ukraine: A report from the UN states that 20,000 troops and 4,000 police would be needed in Eastern Ukraine and that these troops should come from non-NATA countries. * Syria: -UPDATE- Eastern Ghouta doesn’t have much of an update other than the airstrikes and artillery continues. The MSM has picked up on the story now and are discussing the conditions in this suburb east of Damascus that was a rebel hold out against Assad. [Tuesday] The Eastern Ghouta (eastern suburb of Damascus) has gone through 2 straight days of airstrikes and artillery. Over 250 civilians are listed as dead in the last 2 days alone. Elite Pro-Government troops known as Tiger Forces have entered the fray and are engaged in street to street fighting. Multiple towns and villages have fallen and others report heavy continuing clashes. About six hours ago the Russian air force also began aerial bombardment of the area for the first time. * Northern Syria, Afrin: YPG forces (Kurdish) are being driven from villages and towns throughout Afrin by Turkish and FSA forces. Heavy artillery and airstrikes continue to wreak havoc on YPG strongholds…it’s not clear at the moment where these units are retreating to, but they have abandoned positions in close to 20 villages and towns. Pro-Assad forces, backed by Iranians are moving in a large military convoy to the northern area to support the YPG forces. A large contingent of that convoy has entered into Afrin but a portion of it was forced to retreat when Turkish artillery targeted the convoy and the route entering the area. While Syrian government forces move to reinforce YPG forces on the Turkish border, Turkey has a convoy of 1200 special forces heading into the Afrin area. * Eastern Syria: 100s of tribal fighters are moving from Raqqa to Ghouta in a large convoy. I’m not a 100% of this, but I believe they are anti-Assad and moving to support the rebel forces under siege in the E Ghouta area. No new reports of U.S. airstrikes or Russian mercenary casualties. [Monday] 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: The Chinese have a problem with knife-wielding attackers… they are usually stopped with a gun. In San Bernardino and Paris, when terrorists attacked with guns…they were stopped with guns. I don’t understand the argument against using more guns to prevent gun crimes. It’s like passing laws that only affect law abiding citizens and don’t deter a criminal. Should we instead put up signs that tell people that have completely lost their minds to madness that no guns are allowed? Apparently, we are that stupid. So when you say to me as a parent that loves my child “Our plan is to have the children throw chairs and pencils at an armed gunman (my child is 7, better be a small chair) or hide under their desks.” After I get over my disbelief I understand two things. 1) You don’t have a fucking clue what a gun can do or what will actually stop a crazed human being that is possessed with the desire to rip life from every innocent soul they can find. 2) You as an educator or parent have not done actual research to understand the statistics so you are being manipulated by the machine and now your opinion on this topic is worthless to me and in fact, you are becoming the problem to the solution. Oh I get that not everyone can be responsible enough, take the time to train or have the mental fortitude to want to carry a firearm and be able to use it in the defense of themselves or other innocents…but because you can’t bring yourself to that level of responsibility, do not hold that against those of us that can and would willingly. You are damn straight I love my child. Enough to believe that the cost of one person at their school who is willing to run towards the sound of gunfire with the intent and training to STOP IT is worth the pay of most of the school board administrators and directors combined. That would be money well spent. Keep your head on a swivel and stay safe -DeltaWhiskey