New Senate Foreign Relations Chair to Focus on China – Washington Free Beacon – Bill Gertz

January 22, 2019 by · Leave a Comment 

China’s technology theft and other unfair economic practices are one of several targets of activity for the new chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

Sen. Jim Risch (R., Idaho) took over the powerful foreign policy committee this month and said in an interview the panel plans to hold a hearing next month to examine America’s role in the world and the challenges it faces. Those challenges include China, Russia, Iran, North Korea, and terrorism.

One priority will be moving ahead with a backlog of nominations for State Department and ambassadorial posts.

Source: New Senate Foreign Relations Chair to Focus on China

Land Destroyer: US Withdrawal from NATO Would Benefit Americans Most of All – Tony Cartalucci

January 21, 2019 by · Leave a Comment 

A US withdrawal from an expensive, antiquated, and repeatedly abused military alliance allegedly created to keep in check a Soviet Union that no longer exists is one such universal notion. To polarize debate around the otherwise clear-cut benefits of reducing or dissolving America’s role in NATO, “Trump’s” alleged desire to withdraw from the alliance has been emphasized, and specifically within the context of “Trump” being an alleged agent of “Russian” influence.

But the truth of NATO’s actual purpose and the very real threats it poses to global peace and stability is independent of one’s like or dislike of US President Donald Trump.

Source: Land Destroyer: US Withdrawal from NATO Would Benefit Americans Most of All

Make No Mistake: ISIS Needs the U.S. to Survive | The American Conservative – Scott Ritter

January 20, 2019 by · Leave a Comment 

“No war is over until the enemy says it’s over,” James Mattis, the former Marine Corps General and recently resigned secretary of state, is quoted as saying. “We may think it over, we may declare it over, but in fact, the enemy gets a vote.” Mattis’s statement was made in 2012, well before President Donald Trump, in a surprise announcement on December 19, declared victory over the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, better known as ISIS.

“We have defeated ISIS in Syria, my only reason for being there during the Trump Presidency,” the president wrote. He later expanded on that sentiment in a video message, posted on Twitter. “Our boys, our young men and women, are coming home now,” Trump noted. “We won.”

Source: Make No Mistake: ISIS Needs the U.S. to Survive | The American Conservative

The New Gray Lady – Comfort Woman for the War Party – Antiwar.com Original – David Stockman

January 16, 2019 by · Leave a Comment 

The Donald has been on a red hot twitter rampage, and he’s completely justified. Actually, we didn’t think the Russian Collusion Hoax could get any stupider until we saw the New York Times‘ Friday evening bushwhack.

The trio of authors, apparently self-tortured victims of the Trump Derangement Syndrome, actually had the gall to print a story in the once and former Gray Lady of journalistic rectitude which was nothing more than an ugly smear on the sitting President of the United States – one that would have done Joe McCarthy proud:

Source: The New Gray Lady – Comfort Woman for the War Party – Antiwar.com Original

Huawei Technologies Linked to Chinese Communist Party – Bill Gertz

January 16, 2019 by · Leave a Comment 

The international battle over Huawei escalated last week when Polish authorities arrested two people, including a Huawei executive, and charged them with spying for China.

Huawei is controlled secretly by a faction within the Communist Party of China headed by former leader Jiang Zemin, and his son, Jiang Mianheng, president of the ShanghaiTech University. Jiang Mianheng is one of China’s most powerful technology leaders who has links to numerous companies, including Huawei, Guo said.

U.S. intelligence officials have said Huawei has worked on behalf of Chinese intelligence since at least 2014 when Huawei attempted to gain access to information at the National Security Agency through a U.S. defense contractor. It could not be learned if the attempt was successful.

Source: Huawei Technologies Linked to Chinese Communist Party

Land Destroyer: The US Institute of Peace… Promotes Endless Syrian War – Tony Cartalucci

January 15, 2019 by · Leave a Comment 

An “independent national institute founded by Congress and dedicated to the proposition that a world without violent conflict is possible,” would be the last place you would expect to find calls for continued war.

Yet the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) is just the place to go for exactly that.

In a recent article appearing on the USIP website titled, “What Does the U.S. Troop Withdrawal Mean for Syria?,” USIP’s senior adviser for Syria would claim the recently announced US troop withdrawal from Syria would “undermine U.S. interests in Syria and the broader region.”

Source: Land Destroyer: The US Institute of Peace… Promotes Endless Syrian War

Military Logistics System Not Ready for War With China or Russia – Bill Gertz

January 9, 2019 by · Leave a Comment 

The strategic American military system for moving troops, weapons, and supplies over long distances has decayed significantly and needs rapid upgrading to be ready for any future war with China or Russia, according to a report by the Pentagon’s Defense Science Board.

A special task force on survivable logistics evaluated the military’s current airlift, sealift, and prepositioned equipment and supplies and found major problems with supporting forces during a “high-end” conflict.

Source: Military Logistics System Not Ready for War With China or Russia

The Deep State Plot to Start World War III – Dave Hodges – The Common Sense Show

January 9, 2019 by · Leave a Comment 

In August of 2018, the Pentagon released a report that was not covered in our corporate controlled media. Subsequently, I have learned that the Pentagon held a closed door briefing on the topic of the Chinese preparing to unleash a series of Pearl Harbor type of attacks against the United States.And as will be revealed later in the article, it led me to ask the right questions of deep cover sources regarding China and the commencement of World War III.

The readers may be wondering where I obtained this information? It certainly wasn’t from the MSM in America. The reports surfaced in places like New Zealand and France. And of course, as stated, I have deep cover sources revealing what the Deep State is actually up to.

Source: The Deep State Plot to Start World War III – Dave Hodges – The Common Sense Show

Chinese scholar offers insight into Beijing’s strategic mindset – Asia Times – Pepe Escobar 

January 8, 2019 by · Leave a Comment 

The top story of 2019 – and the years ahead – will continue to revolve around the myriad, dangerous permutations of the economic ascent of China, the resurgence of nuclear superpower Russia and the decline of the US’s global hegemony.

Two years ago, before the onset of the Trump administration, I sketched how the shadow play might proceed in the New Great Game in Eurasia.

Now the new game hits high gear; it’s the US against the Russia-China strategic partnership.

Diplomatic capers, tactical retreats, psychological, economic, cyber and even outer space duels, all enveloped in media hysteria, will continue to rule the news cycle. Be prepared for all shades of carping about authoritarian China, and its “malign” association with an “illiberal” Russian bogeyman bent on blasting the borders of Europe and “disrupting” the Middle East.

Source: Chinese scholar offers insight into Beijing’s strategic mindset – Asia Times

Senate Vote to Pull U.S. Troops Out of Yemen Was Important – American Free Press

January 3, 2019 by · Leave a Comment 

This is serious news, though you wouldn’t know it based on the near-complete lack of coverage in the corporate media. For the first time, Congress has taken action under the War Powers Act, something Americans have been demanding of their representatives at least since the beginning of the Iraq War. As Dr. Paul notes, this is important, and we should let our senators know we are watching and that we appreciate the action taken by those who voted yes. 

Source: Senate Vote to Pull U.S. Troops Out of Yemen Was Important – American Free Press

How the War Party Lost the Middle East – Antiwar.com Original – Patrick J. Buchanan

January 1, 2019 by · Leave a Comment 

“Assad must go, Obama says.” So read the headline in The Washington Post, Aug. 18, 2011. The story quoted President Barack Obama directly: “The future of Syria must be determined by its people, but President Bashar al-Assad is standing in their way. … the time has come for President Assad to step aside.”

Source: How the War Party Lost the Middle East – Antiwar.com Original

War is Good for Business and Organized Crime: Afghanistan’s Multibillion Dollar Opium Trade. Rising Heroin Addiction in the US – Global ResearchGlobal Research – Michel Chossudovsky

December 31, 2018 by · 1 Comment 

Afghanistan’s opium economy is a multibillion dollar operation which has a direct impact on the surge of  heroin addiction in the US.  

Despite president Trump’s announced US troop withdrawal, the Afghan opium trade continues to flourish. It is protected by US-NATO occupation forces on behalf of a nexus of powerful financial and criminal  interests. 

Source: War is Good for Business and Organized Crime: Afghanistan’s Multibillion Dollar Opium Trade. Rising Heroin Addiction in the US – Global ResearchGlobal Research – Centre for Research on Globalization

Worse than Obsolete: NATO Creates Enemies – John LaForge

December 31, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

NATO’s and the US military’s desecration of corpses, attacks on wedding parties, mosques, hospitals and market places — along with the bombing of allied troops, torture of prisoners, and their notoriously unaccountable drone warfare — are a few of the alliance’s more infamous outrages in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Yemen, and Somalia.

Twenty years’ worth of “unintended” or “collateral” damage hasn’t created friends in the war zones:

Source: Worse than Obsolete: NATO Creates Enemies

Good Riddance to General Mattis and the Rest of Washington’s Mad Dogs of War – Antiwar.com Original – David Stockman

December 26, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

From the wailing and gnashing of teeth among the mainstream media and officialdom over General Mattis’ (welcome) departure, you would think that the Rapture had come and Washington’s ruling class was being unjustly left behind to eternal perdition. And if not that, then the Mattis Affair is alleged to be at least its secular equivalent – an unwarranted and unforgivable affront to the good and the brave of the Imperial City.

Then again, exactly what was so existentially harmful to America’s security about Trump’s decision to get out of Syria – the apparent reason for Mattis’ ballyhooed resignation?

The fact is, you can’t find a trace of threat to America on the map. Syria is now a tiny, broken country of ruin and rubble with a vastly diminished religiously and ethnically fractured population of 18 million; GDP of barely $60 billion; per capita income of only $3,000; a trickle of oil production (25k barrel/day); and a depleted and battle-ravaged military that cannot possibly operate outside of its own borders and barely controls the lands inside them.

Source: Good Riddance to General Mattis and the Rest of Washington’s Mad Dogs of War – Antiwar.com Original

Joyeux Noёl: The Beginnings of WWI and the Christmas Truce of 1914 – The Occidental Observer

December 25, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

With the hindsight offered by ninety-nine years, it is obvious that the outbreak of the World War I marked not merely the beginning of the most destructive war in history up to that time, but a fundamental civilizational watershed. While the fighting was going on, nearly all participants assumed they had been forced into the struggle by naked aggression from the other side. It took historians years to unravel what had actually happened.

At the beginning of the twentieth century, the German Army was the best in Europe, capable of defeating any individual rival. Yet Germany had no natural borders, and was vulnerable to a joint attack on two fronts: by France and Britain in the West and the Russian Empire in the East. A German defeat was considered virtually inevitable in such a scenario.

The Franco-Russian alliance of 1894, which became the Triple Entente when Britain joined in 1907, realized Germany’s worst fears.

Source: Joyeux Noёl: The Beginnings of WWI and the Christmas Truce of 1914 – The Occidental Observer

Donald Trump’s Plan for the Middle East and Syria – Rolling Stone

December 25, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

So we’re withdrawing troops from the Middle East.

GOOD!

What’s the War on Terror death count by now, a half-million? How much have we spent, $5 trillion? Five-and-a-half?

For that cost, we’ve destabilized the region to the point of abject chaos, inspired millions of Muslims to hate us, and torn up the Geneva Convention and half the Constitution in pursuit of policies like torture, kidnapping, assassination-by-robot and warrantless detention.

Source: Donald Trump’s Plan for the Middle East and Syria – Rolling Stone

Land Destroyer: Washington’s Russiagate Conspiracy Theory on Life Support

December 24, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

The latest bid to keep Washington’s desperate Russiagate conspiracy theory alive has energized distilled segments of the public still convinced of Moscow’s global omniscience and its role in manipulating and undermining virtually every aspect of their daily lives.

But recent “revelations” are simply the same accusations made against a Russian-based click-bait farm, repackaged and respun.

The Washington Post’s article, “New report on Russian disinformation, prepared for the Senate, shows the operation’s scale and sweep,” would in fact present no new report. Instead, it would present repackaged narratives involving “Russia’s disinformation campaign around the 2016 election.” 

Source: Land Destroyer: Washington’s Russiagate Conspiracy Theory on Life Support

US Troops Aren’t Coming Home…Soon | Real Jew News

December 24, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

IT’S A BOILING POT ready to erupt and no one knows what the spoon will pull out.

And when it comes to ’sworn’ testimonies in midnight tweets, Trump’s policies digitized on Twitter are hard hunks to swallow.

Rand Paul might be the first to have the spoon stuck down his throat.

“Americans are tired of war,” Paul told CNN today regarding Trump’s tweeted Syrian pullout, “money spent on combat abroad is better spent on roads, bridges, and schools at home.”

Last April the senator specified that Trump confided that “We’re getting the hell out of Afghanistan” assuring him he’d be returning to the non-interventionist policies that he championed as a candidate.

Source: US Troops Aren’t Coming Home…Soon | Real Jew News

China Flight Tests New Submarine-Launched Missile – Bill Gertz

December 19, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

China carried out a flight test of a new submarine-launched ballistic missile last month that will carry multiple nuclear warheads capable of targeting most of the United States, according to American defense officials.

The launch in late November was the first time the Chinese military flight tested the Julong-3, or JL-3 missile that will be deployed with the next generation of ballistic missile submarines, said officials familiar with the test who said it appeared successful. Julong is Chinese for Big Wave.

The test was closely monitored by U.S. intelligence agencies that detected the launch with missile warning satellites.

Source: China Flight Tests New Submarine-Launched Missile

How Americans’ most respected institution secretly stole at least $90,000 from each American between 1998 and 2015 | Intrepid Report.com – Eric Zuesse

December 13, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

The US military is the most respected institution by the American people.According to investigations by the inspector general of the US Department of Defense—investigations which were based on inspections of only portions of the department’s financial records, not of all of them, and so the amount is incomplete—that Department had disappeared at least $21 trillion of funds from US taxpayers during the 18-year period 1998-2015. The US population, during that period, was around 300 million people; so, at a bare minimum, approximately $70,000 was being stolen (or otherwise disappeared at the US Defense Department) from each American during that time. However, $10 in 1998 was worth $14.54 in 2015; so, considering inflation, each American was robbed, during that period, of at least around $90,000, by the most respected institution. The average US household or “family” has 2.54 people. So, the average US household lost AT LEAST around $223,000, from thefts (or ‘lost money’) by the US military, during 1998-2015. (This fact has never been published before, because this calculation has never before been done; the loss to individual persons and families hasn’t previously been calculated.)

Source: How Americans’ most respected institution secretly stole at least $90,000 from each American between 1998 and 2015 | Intrepid Report.com

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