Red Flag

Written by SK Ashby

(Cartoonist - Rob Rogers)

In other news, Trump claims that American intelligence sees the Chinese military moving forces toward Hong Kong where city-wide protests have persisted for weeks, but it's not clear if Trump revealed actual intelligence or if he just made shit up.

Meanwhile, U.S. intelligence believes the nuclear explosion in Russia last week involved the nation's nuclear-powered cruise missile program. Meanwhile, things are getting weird over there.

Finally, authorities are investigating how details of Jeffrey Epstein's death were shared on the shit-posting forum 4chan before officials reported it.

Almost 40 minutes before ABC News first reported Epstein’s death on Twitter, someone posted still-unverified details on 4chan, the anonymous message board popular with far-right trolls and white nationalists.

“[D]ont ask me how I know, but Epstein died an hour ago from hanging, cardiac arrest. Screencap this,” read the post, which was published at 8:16 a.m. alongside an image of Pepe, the green frog that has become a mascot for right-wing internet trolls. [...]

The 4chan user made six posts about Epstein’s death. One of them claimed that attempts to resuscitate Epstein were made for 40 minutes before he was transported to the hospital, at which point medical personnel tried to revive him for another 20 minutes. Those details are at least partially consistent with the information regarding Epstein’s death that have been publicly released by the Federal Bureau of Prisons.