January 17, 2022
To those of us in the U.S., good morning! Good afternoon if you’re in Egypt!
😲The investigation begins into former President of the Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, as he landed in Kyiv to face the charges of treason. Allegedly, Poroshenko used the funds from illegal coal sales to finance Russian-backed separatist fighters. Poroshenko has basically shitted on investigators by refusing procedural and legal documents. Some say the timing of this case is a distraction and just plain bad, because Ukraine is pleading to the West for help as they anticipate an attack from Russia. President Zelenskiy has his hands full, but according to Poroshenko, the current President is no angle either. Zelenskiy says Poroshenko thinks he’s above the law, while Poroshenko accuses Zelenskiy of trying silence political opposition back in 2014-2015.
🌋I don’t know if you’ve heard, but there was an underwater volcano eruption near Tonga, which caused Hawaii, the Western Coast of the U.S. and several other island locations to be placed under tsunami advisory. In the aftermath, Tonga now begins their assessment on the cost of damages.
✡Congregation Beth Israel, a synagogue in Texas was the site of a hostage situation. There was a 10-hour standoff with an FBI Swat team before the last of the hostages ran out of the building Saturday night. 44-year-old British National, Malik Faisal Akram was the hostage taker who was killed and later identified by U.S. authorities, but the investigation deepened as the trail led to the United Kingdom. Police in Manchester arrested two teenagers in relation to the incident, but neither has been charged. President Biden has called this an act of terrorism.
Strange. Why would two teenagers from the U.K. and a British National attack people in a Jewish synagogue in Texas?
On a brighter note..
🏈The first week of the NFL Playoffs is almost complete with one game remaining tonight. On Saturday, Buffalo beat New England 47-17 and the Bengals beat the Raiders 26-19. On Sunday, the 49ers were victorious over the Cowboys 23-17, Tampa Bay defeated Philadelphia 31-15, and Kansas City blew out Pittsburgh 42-21. Tonight at 8:15 PM it’s the Rams and Cardinals.
I’m snowed in here, so I will have a relaxing day, and you do the same!