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04/28/17

  Shift in Trump Policy on North Korea

Stephen Lendman

Following heavy-handed threats, saber-rattling, and Wednesday’s administration meeting with all Senate members, a joint statementrk by Defense Secretary Mattis, Director of National Intelligence Coates and Secretary of State Tillerson announced a shift in US policy toward North Korea.

On the one hand, it called Pyongyang’s “pursuit of nuclear weapons…an urgent national security and top foreign policy priority.”

On the other, it said Trump “aims to pressure North Korea into dismantling its nuclear, ballistic missile, and proliferation programs by tightening economic sanctions and pursuing diplomatic measures with our Allies and regional partners.”

Instead of a military option, the Trump administration now seeks dialogue and diplomacy to achieve “peaceful denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.”

At the same time, it may designate the DPRK as a state sponsor of terrorism, maintaining hostility towards its government over responsible outreach.

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  Russia Condemns Israeli Aggression and Al-Qaeda-Linked White Helmets

Stephen Lendman

Commenting on Israel’s overnight aggression near the Damascus international airport, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said:

“Moscow condemns acts of aggression against Syria and regards them as impermissible and running counter to international law.”

“We are urging all to respect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Syria, a UN member-state.”

It’ll take much more than “urging” to halt Israeli aggression, supported and encouraged by Washington, NATO, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and other regional rogue states.

Following Netanyahu’s March visit to Moscow, Sergey Lavrov said he agreed on military cooperation with Russia, explaining:

“We will judge by deeds and not by statements in order to figure out if our Israeli counterparts abide by these agreement.”

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  Israeli Aggression on Syria

Stephen Lendman

Israel partners with US regime change plans - wanting Assad ousted, pro-Western puppet governance replacing Syrian sovereign independence.

A life-and-death struggle continues. Russia’s position remains firm. It’s committed to combat and defeat the scourge of terrorism.

On Wednesday, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Putin “believes that the future of Syria and the Syrian leader may be (not be) decided in Ankara…Washington, Paris, Berlin nor Moscow. Syria’s self-determination is a matter (for) the Syrian people” alone, free from foreign interference.

Last Sunday, an Israeli attack (either by air or artillery) on the Syrian al-Fawwar military camp near Quneitra killed three soldiers, wounding others. It followed last Friday’s attack in the same area.

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  Mad-Dog Mattis Going Rabid

Eric Zuesse

On Monday, April 25th, the AP headlined, "US general in Afghanistan suggests Russia arming the Taliban” and reported that U.S. Pentagon chief James “Mad Dog” Mattis was accusing Russia of violating the sovereignty of unnamed nation(s) and was supplying weapons to the Taliban in Afghanistan — the very same group that the U.S. back in 1979 had begun arming in Pakistan so that the Taliban would invade Afghanistan and lure Soviet forces into Afghanistan, so as to make the Soviets “bleed” there, as the U.S. itself had bled in its Vietnam War. The U.S. National Security Advisor at that time went to Pakistan and rallied the Taliban there by saying “Your cause is right, and God is on your side!”

Mattis was also quoted in this news-report as saying, “We're going to have to confront Russia where what they're doing is contrary to international law or denying the sovereignty of other countries.”

The United States has, in fact, invaded Syria — routinely violating the sovereignty of that country. It’s aggression, in order to overthrow Syria’s President, Bashar al-Assad, who is allied with Russia. The U.S. also has been protecting any jihadist group in Syria that cooperates with Al Qaeda to overthrow Assad. (The U.S. never abandoned the Cold War, but Russia did; and, ever since Russia did, in 1991, the U.S. government has secretly had a plan in place to bring every country that was allied with or part of the Soviet Union, except for Russia itself, into NATO or otherwise under control by the American aristocracy, and finally to take over Russia itself.) The U.S. has even preferred to help ISIS defeat Assad, over helping Assad defeat ISIS. Syria consequently requested Russia to assist in defending the survival of its internationally-recognized-as-legal government, so as to prevent its downfall and replacement by the jihadist forces that the U.S. and its Saudi, Qatari and Turkish allies have been trying to replace by imposing a fundamentalist-Sunni, Al Qaeda approved, regime. Whereas the presence of Russia’s military in Syria was requested by the legal government and is therefore legal, America’s is not — the U.S. is instead officially an “invader” there — and yet Mattis is saying that the U.S. will impose international law against Russia, for vague allegations by Mattis of Russia's “denying the sovereignty of other countries” — which the U.S. routinely does, and which it did excruciatingly in Iraq in 2003, Libya in 2011, and Syria since 2011, just to mention a few of the nations that the U.S. has recently destroyed. The U.S. government has long been in the regime-change business, especially to replace any ally of Russia, by an enemy of Russia.

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  Much Rides on Outcome of French Election

Stephen Lendmanl,

Establishment favorite Emmanuel Macron is heavily favored to win. He supports continuity, dirty business as usual.

French aristocracy love him. Its power elites back him against Le Pen, wanting national sovereignty regained from Brussels control, including over its monetary and fiscal policies.

According to Center for Comprehensive European and International Studies director Timofey Bordachev, Macron, if elected, “will adhere to the Euro-Atlantic course…pursued by the current political mainstream.”

He’s close to Berlin, Brussels and Washington. Deplorable French policies will continue unchanged if he’s France’s next president - including its complicity with US aggression.

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  Trump Reneges on Abandoning NAFTA

Stephen Lendman

On Wednesday, the White House said Trump will renegotiate what he once called “one of the worst deals ever.”

Twenty years after its 1994 enactment, Global Trade Watch director Lori Wallach said she “remember(ed) crying” on the day NAFTA took effect - January 1, 1994.“Not only did promises made by NAFTA’s proponents not materialize, but many results are exactly the opposite,” she explained.

Around a million US jobs were lost. A “staggering $181 billion US trade deficit with…Mexico and Canada” was incurred.

Over a million small Mexican farmers were displaced. Immigration to America doubled. Undocumented millions came north, desperate for work lost at home.

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News

04/28/17

  Sydney man Omarjan Azari spoke of plan to kill seven random Australians a month, terrorism trial told

A Sydney man who was in regular communication with senior Islamic State recruiter Mohammed Ali Baryalei, spoke about a plan to kill six or seven random Australians per month in the name of Islamic State, a jury has been told. Omarjan Azari, 24, is on trial for preparation for, or planning, a terrorist act, Mr Azari plead guilty to a second charge of financing a terrorist group by sending thousands of dollars overseas to foreign fighters. Mohammed Ali Baryalei allegedly said he wanted the killings to be "continuous" and to make "worldwide news".

  ‘Things can slip out of control,’ China says of North Korea tensions

China again warned tensions involving North Korea could slip out of control. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Thursday there was a danger the situation could sharply escalate. The US sent a strike force, including a large aircraft carrier, to the region, started installing an advanced missile system in South Korea. The North has been conducting military drills to signal it is combat-ready. US President Donald Trump:possibility of a “major, major conflict” with North Korea over its missile and military nuclear programs. Washington preferred a diplomatic resolution.

  Trump says 'major conflict' with North Korea possible

US President Donald Trump has warned that a “major conflict” with North Korea is “absolutely” possible in the ongoing standoff over its nuclear and missile programs."There is a chance that we could end up having a major, major conflict with North Korea. Absolutely," Trump told Reuters on Saturday; the president said he would prefer to avoid a military confrontation and resolve the issue peacefully. “We’d love to solve things diplomatically but it’s very difficult,” he said.

  Macedonia parliament stormed by protesters in Skopje

Protesters stormed into Macedonia's parliament on Thursday after an ethnic Albanian was elected as speaker. A brawl broke out injuring at least 10 people. The protesters, supporters of ex-Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski's VMRO party, are demanding new elections.

  South Korea Rejects Trump’s $1 Billion Bill for THAAD Missile Shield

South Korea said it won't pay for the deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system in the country after US President Trump said in an interview with Reuters he would like to get $1 billion from Seoul for protecting it from Pyongyang's possible attacks. South Korea’s Defense Ministry said Friday the United States should pay the costs of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system.

  Pyongyang seeks ASEAN’s help to avert ‘nuclear holocaust’ as Trump warns of ‘major conflict’

North Korea is seeking support from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to prevent a potential “nuclear holocaust,” as US President Donald Trump warns of the possibility of a “major conflict” in the Korean Peninsula if diplomacy fails. Washington’s actions and rhetoric are pushing the region to the “brink of war,” North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho wrote in a letter to ASEAN’s chief Le Luong Minh from Vietnam.

04/27/17

  US missile shield aims to cover sudden nuclear strike against Russia – General Staff

The United States is pursuing global strategic domination through developing anti-ballistic missile systems capable of a sudden disarming strike against Russia and China, according to the deputy head of operations of the Russian General Staff.

04/26/17

  US, S. Korea stage powerful military drills amid rising tensions with Pyongyang (VIDEO)

The US and South Korean militaries have taken part in a combined firing drill as part of joint exercises amid increased tensions with Pyongyang. It comes just one day after the North launched its own artillery drill.

  80% of voluntary Fukushima evacuees unwilling to return home – survey

A vast majority of Fukushima voluntary evacuees are not planning to move back to their homes out of fear of radiation despite the government declaring living conditions in the prefecture to be “good”, a new government survey has discovered. Only 18.3 percent of households said they intended to move back to the Fukushima prefecture.

  China launches its 1st domestically-built aircraft carrier (VIDEOS)

China has transferred its first indigenously built aircraft carrier into the water, expanding its fleet to two such vessels. The ceremony, held amid heightened tensions in the region, almost coincided with the US deployment of THAAD anti-missile system in South Korea

  WTO allows Mexico to impose trade sanctions against US

The World Trade Organization has ruled for Mexico in a dispute with the United States over the trade in tuna fish. Mexico can now slap a $163.23 million fine on the US every year until the situation is resolved. Mexico's economy ministry said it will impose sanctions immediately, after getting a third of the $472.3 million it had asked for.

  $100,000 CONSIDERED ‘LOW INCOME’ IN PARTS OF BAY AREA

Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) says a family of four in San Francisco or San Mateo County with an income of 105,350 is now considered “low income.”

04/25/17

  Cops Detain Entire School, Illegally Search/Grope 900 Kids — Find NOTHING, Parents Furious

Worth County Sheriff’s office conducted an illegal search of 900 students — in the war on drugs, aggressive patdowns and drug dog searches yielded absolutely nothing. When multiple students complained about being groped by the intrusive deputy, Sheriff Hobby ensured parents and school officials that “corrective action was taken to make sure the behavior will not be repeated.”

  Russian Jets Intercept Growing Number of NATO Drones Near Crimea © Sputnik/ Vitaliy Ankov

The Russian military has increased the number of sorties flown out of Crimea over recent days due to rising NATO drone activity in the area, a security source told Sputnik on Thursday. “Sorties by interceptor aircraft from the Belbek airbase have gotten more frequent over the last 10 days due to intensified NATO remotely piloted aircraft activity near the Crimean air frontier. NATO drones, mainly Poseidon and Global Hawk UAVs, are controlled by operators stationed in Mediterranean countries and carry out aerial and radar reconnaissance near the air frontier of the peninsula.


Videos

04/08/17

  Paul Craig Roberts-Nuclear War More Likely: Blame Washington & MSM

Greg Hunter

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, formerly a top editor at the Wall Street Journal, says nuclear war is the most dire problem Americans face. This comes at a time when trust between Russia and America is at all-time lows.

  The Deep State Is Now Pushing Their Agenda To Bring The World To War - Episode 1249b

X22Report

"Trump launched missiles into Syria under the false story that Assad used chemical weapons. The deep state is pushing their agenda to get the world into war. The base the missiles hit was reported to be damaged but from drone footage it shows there is was no damage to the runway. Many of the missiles didn't hit their targets, was this because the S200, 300 or 400 missile systems intercepted the missiles or did Russia jam them. Be prepared because the deep state is not finished."

04/07/17

  The Truth About Trump's Air Strike on Syria

Paul Joseph Watson

"Lets try to avoid another catastrophe in the Middle East"

03/14/17

  THE RAD IN AMERICA - YRTW ELE NO 7 and 8 - MAPPED

Your Radiation This Week

Published on Mar 11, 2017

THE RAD IN AMERICA - YRTW ELE NO 7 AND 8 - MAPPED
"Facing a Dying Nation"

" … In a short time a dose of 1 Sv causes acute radiation sickness, and a dose of 10 Sv is fatal.”

READ the article and see the tables, sources and notes:

TOTAL GAMMA RADIATION In Your Radiation This Week
No 7 and 8


http://www.veteranstoday.com/2017/03/11/total-gamma-radiation-in-your-radiation-this-week-no-7-and-8/

Good Day! This is “Your Radiation This Week ” for the past 2 weeks. These are the recorded Total Gamma Radiation and Sievert highs that affected people around the United States.

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  • Stephen Lendman Following heavy-handed threats, saber-rattling, and Wednesday’s administration meeting with all Senate members, a joint statementrk by Defense Secretary Mattis, Director of National Intelligence Coates and Secretary of State Tillerson…
  • Stephen Lendman Commenting on Israel’s overnight aggression near the Damascus international airport, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said: “Moscow condemns acts of aggression against Syria and regards them as impermissible and…
  • Stephen Lendman Israel partners with US regime change plans - wanting Assad ousted, pro-Western puppet governance replacing Syrian sovereign independence. A life-and-death struggle continues. Russia’s position remains firm. It’s committed to combat and…
  • Eric Zuesse On Monday, April 25th, the AP headlined, "US general in Afghanistan suggests Russia arming the Taliban” and reported that U.S. Pentagon chief James “Mad Dog” Mattis was accusing Russia of violating the sovereignty of unnamed nation(s) and…
  • Stephen Lendmanl, Establishment favorite Emmanuel Macron is heavily favored to win. He supports continuity, dirty business as usual. French aristocracy love him. Its power elites back him against Le Pen, wanting national sovereignty regained from…
  • Stephen Lendman On Wednesday, the White House said Trump will renegotiate what he once called “one of the worst deals ever.” Twenty years after its 1994 enactment, Global Trade Watch director Lori Wallach said she “remember(ed) crying” on the day NAFTA…
  • Eric Zuesse A new Morning Consult/POLITICO survey, published on 26 April, indicates that most American voters support the military-industrial complex more than they support any other recipient of U.S. federal government spending. The military-industrial…
  • Stephen Lendman On Thursday, NBC News said the Trump administration “is prepared to launch a preemptive strike with conventional weapons against North Korea should officials become convinced (it’s) about to follow through with (another) nuclear weapons…
  • Stephen Lendman On Monday, he called on Security Council members to impose “stronger sanctions” on North Korea, heightening tensions by claiming the DPRK “is a real threat to the world…and it’s a problem that we have to finally solve.” Pyongyang called…
  • Stephen Lendman Claims about Russian US election hacking were fabricated. No evidence exists suggesting it. Accusations without it are groundless. Media scoundrels repeat them anyway, abandoning responsible journalism, serving as press agents for power.…
  • Hundreds of thousands are expected to gather across 38 countries and 428 cities to join in peaceful protest against the Monsanto Company as a part of the ‘March Against Monsanto‘ grassroots campaign on May 21, 2016. A complete list of events can be…
Flashpoint in Ukraine: How the US Drive for Hegemony Risks World War III by Stephen Lendman

Synopsis by Clarity Press

Flashpoint in Ukraine: How the US Drive for Hegemony Risks World War III provides insight into today's gravest geopolitical crisis since WW II. Possible global war looms. Viewed from the perspective of Western mainstream media, the crisis arose due to pro-democracy activists overturning a brutal dictatorship, which led swiftly to Russian incursion into Ukraine and annexation of Crimea. Viewed from the perspective of the 22 highly-credentialed analysts who have contributed to this anthology, it’s an entirely different story. Obama's pivot is global, in pursuit of unchallenged worldwide dominance, leading to multiple direct and proxy wars. Neocon- dominated Washington seeks to marginalize its Russian and Chinese rivals, surrounding both countries with US bases. Ukraine is in the eye of the storm, the crown jewel of NATO eastward expansion, the last step in Washington's drive to incorporate all former Soviet republics and Warsaw Pact countries into NATO and install missile defense sites on Russia’s very border.

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THE 2001 ANTHRAX DECEPTION The Case for a Domestic Conspiracy by Graeme MacQueen

review by Prof. Edward Curtin

The anthrax attacks that followed those of 9/11 have disappeared from public memory in ways analogous to the pulverization of the Twin Towers and World Trade Center Building 7. For the towers, at least, ghostly afterimages persist, albeit fading like last night’s nightmare. But the anthrax attacks, clearly linked to 9/11 and the Patriot Act, are like lost letters, sent, but long forgotten. Such disappearing acts are a staple of American life these days. Memory has come upon hard times. With The 2001 Anthrax Deception, Professor Graeme MacQueen, founding Director of the Center for Peace Studies at McMaster University, calls us back to a careful reconsideration of the anthrax attacks. It is an eloquent and pellucid lesson in inductive reasoning and deserves to stand with David Ray Griffin’s brilliant multi-volume dissection of the truth of that tragic September 11th. MacQueen makes a powerful case for the linkage of both events, a tie that binds both to insider elements deep within the U.S. government, perhaps in coordination with foreign elements.

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