(2) WE KNOW: the Falcon 9 Rocket was successfully launched on Sunday, Jan. 7th, from the Eastern Range in Cape Canaveral, Florida, following a string of delays caused by both technical and environmental reasons.
(3) The separation of the first stage of Falcon 9 was successful. The live feed was cut before the second stage separated from the payload -as is always done in secret missions.
Defense Department: "Ask SPACE X".
Space X: "It's not our story to tell"
Northrop Grumman Corp: Not a word.
(3) This article reads: "Regardless of the sensitivity of a mission, the Pentagon would be expected to disclose some level of information such as whether an investigation is under way." spacenews.com/pentagon-shuts…
(2) (A) was the ZUMA mission a success or a failure? US Department of Defense: “I would have to refer you to SpaceX, who conducted the launch." SPACE X President: "You know I can’t talk about that. It’s not my story to tell."
(3) That's the nature of a top secret mission. None of the involved would confirm either way.
(1) It's quite the Christmas eve gift to wake up and realize that your favorite writer in Twitter is following you. I'm very happy and proud to be a small part of the conversation. So I figured I'd better write something of my own, try to bring something to the table.
(2) It's about the ambush that killed Jorge Rafaat Toumani, also known as "Saddam". That's a very brazilian nickname. We have a huge Lebanese population, but we can´t differentiate. Any middle-eastern looking fellow is a "turk".
(3) Mr. @ThomasWictor showed a version of this video below in the context of how the GCC was taking down Hezbollah operatives around the globe. I felt ashamed not to have noticed something like that in my own border.