Chilling satellite images are showing fresh new activity at North Korea’s nuclear test facility. The activity is likely to further increase tensions with Washington and spark fears of an inevitable third world war. Watchdog 38 North reports that there has been a ‘consistently high’ level of activity at the West portal of the Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site. The images show nothing new has been added to the site, but the presence and movement of the equipment at the site has significantly increased. Mining carts, vehicles, and personnel have been seen at the site suggesting a tunnel excavation is underway, as Pyongyang readies the tunnel for further nuclear testing. North Korean intelligence recently reported ‘construction had resumed at a fourth tunnel (West Portal), making it unable to be used ‘for a considerable amount of time.” So far, the West Portal tunnel complex has not been used. Five of the past six nuclear tests were conducted at the North Portal, but no vehicles or equipment have been seen there since September.
This post was published at shtfplan on December 12th, 2017.
Is the US really a superower or just the biggest collection of stupidity on the planet? Syria – ISIS Is Defeated – The U. S. Is Next In Line Washington has already lost the Syrian war once. Now it is about to lose it a second time. A few days ago the president of Russia, Vladimir Putin, declared a ‘complete victory’ in Syria: ‘Two hours ago, the (Russian) defense minister reported to me that the operations on the eastern and western banks of the Euphrates have been completed with the total rout of the terrorists.’ The Iranian commander of the forces which support the Syrian and Iraqi governments sent a note to the U. S. to let Washington know that any remaining U. S. forces in Syria will be fought down: ‘The commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corp Brigadier General Haj Qassem Soleimani sent a verbal letter, via Russia, to the head of the US forces commander in Syria, advising him to pull out all US forces to the last soldier ‘or the doors of hell will open up.’’ ‘My message to the US military command: when the battle against ISIS (the Islamic State group) will end, no American soldier will be tolerated in Syria. I advise you to leave by your own will or you will be forced to it.’
CNN and Washington Post are working on exposing “20-30 congressional members” for sexual harassment, claims Michael Trujillo, former LA City Commissioner and Hillary Clinton’s California Field Director during her 2008 bid for the White House. SOURCES: @CNN and @washingtonpost working on exposing 20-30 congressional members 4 sexual harassment. #DC — Michael Trujillo (@mikehtrujillo) December 7, 2017
This post was published at Zero Hedge on Dec 11, 2017.
I have already written a lot about Cambodia, but each time I return to this ancient and scarred country, I get so outraged by the cynicism that confronts me there, at every corner, that I have to start writing again, re-addressing the same essential issues that I have already been covering for years and decades. One question always comes back to my mind: ‘How could a nation that suffered so much, losing hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions of sons and daughters (official number stands at 1.7 million), accept a totally twisted narrative fabricated in Washington, London, Paris and other Western capitals? And not only ‘accept’ – Cambodia is actually profiting greatly from helping to spread vitriolic anti-Communist propaganda on behalf of its lethal handlers.’ In all the bookstores around the country, the official Western propaganda narrative (‘Khmer Rouge killed them all’ – style) is on display and on sale: Pol Pot’s biographies, gruesome accounts from the so-called Killing Fields, from the torture chambers at the former high school ‘S-21’ in Phnom Penh, as well as countless and detailed testimonies of the victims. I asked the owner of a bookshop in Siem Reap: ‘What about some books about the atrocities committed by the West? Do you have some volumes about the U. S. carpet bombing of Cambodian countryside, which alone killed several hundreds of thousands of people?’
The openly anti-Trump news network CNN misreported numerous key details in a fake ‘bombshell’ news story that pathetically tried to connect Donald Trump Jr. and Wikileaks by quoting an email that was randomly sent to Trump that contained a link to a Wikileaks data dump file. CNN originally claimed that the email was sent on September 4th, 2016 which in turn allowed the propaganda network to insinuate that Trump Jr. was given hacked documents from Russia before they were publicly released by Wikileaks 9 days later. The problem? The email was actually sent on September 14th which changes the entire story into literally a nothingburger about a random email sent to the Trump campaign by a concerned voter that contained nothing more than a link to publicly available information rather than some explosive revelation that Trump Jr. was receiving intelligence straight from Russia days before it was actually released to the world. The Washington Post reported:
The Department of Justice (DOJ) has launched an investigation into Planned Parenthood’s controversial fetal tissue practices following a December 2016 recommendation by the Judiciary Committee contained within a 63 page report on the subject, entitled: “Human Fetal Tissue Research: Context and Controversy.” Planned Parenthood, Louisville, KY The committee’s report was prompted by a disturbing series of undercover videos released in 2015 by the Center for Medical Progress (CMP), which appeared to show Planned Parenthood negotiating with an operative over the price of fetal tissue. In a letter seen by The Washington Examiner, DOJ Assistant AG for Legislative Affairs, Stephen Boyd, asks Judiciary Committee chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) for an unredacted version of the committee’s report. Assistant Attorney General for Legislative Affairs Stephen Boyd pursued the committee’s request, formally asking Grassley and ranking member Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., on Thursday for the documents for investigative purposes and not for a formal legal proceeding, which he notes would need a Senate resolution. Boyd explained that he is requesting the documents in order to further the department s ability to conduct a thorough and comprehensive assessment of that report based on the full range of information available.” –Washington Examiner
This post was published at Zero Hedge on Dec 8, 2017.
Dear Readers, support your website Michel Chossudovsky, a distinguished professor in Canada, directs the Centre for Research on Globalization and the website Global Research, a font of important information unavailable from the presstitute Western media. In this article he tells us that if we do not focus on peace instead of war, we are all going to die: Professor Chossudovsky makes an important point, made to me some years ago by my colleague Zbigniew Brzezinski and recently by former Secretary of Defense William Perry (see:). Professor Chossudovsky reminds us to ‘bear in mind that mistakes are often what determine the course of world history.’ A US attack on North Korea would be a mistake that could precipitate a nuclear war. There is no doubt that Chossudovsky is correct. Additionally, the continued demonization of Russia, China, and Iran could precipitate a nuclear war. In other words, we are surrounded by very real threats created by Washington that receive no attention from Western governments and the presstitute media. As I wrote on December 5, we are ‘walking into Armageddon.’ Professor Chossudovsky has amassed a huge amount of information that makes clear the vast difference between the level-headed era of JFK/Khrushchev and the insanity of the post-Reagan era of the re-start of hostilities for the sake of the power and profit of the US military/security complex and the neoconservatives’ ideology of US world hegemony.
Authored by Brian Cloughley via The Strategic Culture Foundation, The waves, the artificial tides of anti-Russian propaganda continue to beat upon the ears and eyes of Western citizens, spurred by Washington politicians and bureaucrats whose motives vary from deviously duplicitous to blatantly commercial. It is no coincidence that there has been vastly increased expenditure on US weaponry by Eastern European countries. Complementing the weapons’ build-up, which is so sustaining and lucrative for the US industrial-military complex, the naval, air and ground forces of the US-NATO military alliance continue operations ever closer to Russia’s borders. Shares and dividends in US arms manufacturing companies have rocketed, in a most satisfactory spinoff from Washington’s policy of global confrontation, and the Congressional Research Service (CRS) records that ‘arms sales are recognized widely as an important instrument of state power. States have many incentives to export arms. These include enhancing the security of allies or partners; constraining the behaviour of adversaries; using the prospect of arms transfers as leverage on governments’ internal or external behaviour; and creating the economics of scale necessary to support a domestic arms industry.’
This post was published at Zero Hedge on Dec 7, 2017.
By virtue of its military might, the United States has the unique ability to quickly – and credibly – place its most intractable adversaries under existential threat. Command over the world’s most powerful military gives a country options, and the option of regime change can be a tempting one for Washington as it tries to work through some of its more maddening foreign policy dilemmas. A government living under the constant, lurking threat of decapitation does not particularly enjoy stewing in its own paranoia over what social fissures its enemies can exploit, which allies they can turn and what chain of events could finally push the United States into action. That’s why a nuclear deterrent is such an alluring prospect: What better way to kill your adversaries’ fantasy of regime change than to stand with them as near-equals on a nuclear plane? This is North Korea’s rationale as the country closes in on demonstrating that it has a fully functional nuclear weapon and delivery arsenal. But Washington’s nuclear dilemma doesn’t end with Pyongyang. Whether Tehran attempts to return to its treacherous path toward nuclear armament rests in large part on just how seriously the White House entertains and attempts to execute a policy of regime change.
The special counsel is stonewalling Congress and protecting the FBI… Donald Trump is his own worst enemy, as his many ill-advised tweets on the weekend about Michael Flynn, the FBI and Robert Mueller’s Russia probe demonstrate. But that doesn’t mean that Mr. Mueller and the Federal Bureau of Investigation deserve a pass about their motives and methods, as new information raises troubling questions. The Washington Post and the New York Times reported Saturday that a lead FBI investigator on the Mueller probe, Peter Strzok, was demoted this summer after it was discovered he’d sent anti-Trump texts to a mistress. As troubling, Mr. Mueller and the Justice Department kept this information from House investigators, despite Intelligence Committee subpoenas that would have exposed those texts. They also refused to answer questions about Mr. Strzok’s dismissal and refused to make him available for an interview. The news about Mr. Strzok leaked only when the Justice Department concluded it couldn’t hold out any longer, and the stories were full of spin that praised Mr. Mueller for acting ‘swiftly’ to remove the agent. Only after these stories ran did Justice agree on Saturday to make Mr. Strzok available to the House.
This post was published at Zero Hedge on Dec 5, 2017.
After 18 months of rampant speculation over Trump and ‘Russian collusion’ and alleged ‘Russian hacking’ in the 2016 election, in a cloud of non-stop, 24/7 fake news being generated by CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, Washington Post, New York Times, LA Times, as well as notorious MSM fake news outsourcing agencies like The Daily Beast – the Never Trump Resistance has yet to present a single item of evidence to justify their year and a half-long political witch hunt. In this sea of delusion, there are still a number of desperate media persons who are willing to punt on a contrived plot or narrative – hoping that theirs will be ‘the one’ to finally nail the embattled President on grounds for impeachment beyond a reasonable doubt. Already a number of mainstream journalists, including three reporters from CNN, have been fired or let go as networks are now fear legal repercussions from their new normalized practice of lying and inventing plots about the White House and ‘Russian meddling.’ This week saw another high-profile casualty, ABC’s Chief Investigative Correspondent Brian Ross, as the ‘resistance’ continues to launch blind media attacks on the President. On Saturday, ABC News executives announced that star anchor Ross would be suspended for one month without pay over an alleged ‘botched’ ‘exclusive’ implicating former national security adviser Michael Flynn.
An earthquake struck North Korea less than two miles away from the reclusive nation’s nuclear test site. The regime’s continued pursuit of nuclear weapons is heightening tensions globally that are set to snap at any moment. The 2.5-magnitude earthquake which shook North Korea early Saturday morning near its nuclear test site was initially picked up by Seoul’s weather agency. According to Newsweek, around 7:45 a.m. local time, the quake struck Kilju, a county in the North Hamgyeong Province, the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) reported. Kilju is located about 1.7 miles away from the Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Facility, where the country has conducted six nuclear tests since 2006. Although the KMA believes that this quake was natural, North Korea’s nuclear test in September could have played a role. ‘Kilju is a rocky area where natural earthquakes normally do not occur. However, the quake could have been caused by geological changes created from the recent nuclear explosion,’ a KMA official who asked not to be named, told the United Press Association. Following the September 3 underground atomic explosion, a 6.3 magnitude quake rocked the test site and even shook houses in China, according to The Washington Post. The group 38 North – who closely tracks the country’s nuclear activity – believes the seismic activity is potentially a sign of ‘Tired Mountain Syndrome,’ which is when the rock is altered as a result of detonated nuclear bombs. ‘What we are seeing from North Korea looks like some kind of stress in the ground,’ Paul G. Richards, a seismologist at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, told The Washington Post. ‘In that part of the world, there were stresses in the ground, but the explosions have shaken them up.’
This post was published at shtfplan on December 4th, 2017.
Democrats refusal to give even one vote for massive Tax Cuts is why we need Republican Roy Moore to win in Alabama. We need his vote on stopping crime, illegal immigration, Border Wall, Military, Pro Life, V. A., Judges 2nd Amendment and more. No to Jones, a Pelosi/Schumer Puppet! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 4, 2017
For the first time, President Donald Trump has endorsed Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore after previously defending the embattled Republican in a series of offhand comments to reporters last month. Last month, the Washington Post published a bombshell story including allegations from a woman who said she had sexually inappropriate contact with Moore when he was a 32-year-old assistant DA and she was a 14-year-old high school student. Since then, seven other woman have come forward to accuse Moore of pursuing them when they were teenagers. Moore has repeatedly denied the allegations, saying they are politically motivated. Until today, Trump had been unwilling to openly endorse Moore, though he did defend him and question the veracity of the women’s claims. In a tweet, Trump argued that ‘Democrats refusal to give even one vote for massive Tax Cuts is why we need Republican Roy Moore to win in Alabama. We need his vote on stopping crime, illegal immigration, Border Wall, Military, Pro Life, V. A., Judges 2nd Amendment and more. No to Jones, a Pelosi/Schumer Puppet!”
This post was published at Zero Hedge on Dec 4, 2017.
Police arrested a 75-year-old former cult leader, who allegedly tortured children for years, for the murder of a child in her religious boarding school. Police arrested Anna Elizabeth Young, aka ‘Mother Anna,’ in Marietta, Ga., last week after multiple witnesses who once lived at Young’s Florida boarding school, The House of Prayer for All People, came forward with stories of abuse, torture, and even murder, according to The Washington Post. Police charged Young with pre-meditated first-degree murder of a child in the case of Emon Harper, a young boy who died at age 2 or 3 from torture and starvation in the 1980s. ‘We think there are many, many more. We can document other states and other missing children that we believe are tied into this,’ Alachua County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Art Forgey told The Gainesville Sun. ‘They ran a religious institution – exorcising demons and other things like that. We have documentation involving her clear back the ’60s. We did extensive forensic examination on the property this summer. We are still analyzing the evidence that we gathered.’
This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on THE DAILY CALLER NEWS FOUNDATION / DECEMBER 4, 2017.
The US and South Korea launched their largest aerial drills yet on Monday, less than a week after North Korea tested its new Hwasong-15 missile which military observers said has the capacity to strike Washington DC, or nearly any other location in the continental US. The launched shattered nearly two months of calm as many suspected the North’s benefactors in China were making good on their promises to rein in the restive state’s belligerent behavior. As we reported Sunday, the annual US-South Korean drills, called Vigilant Ace, will run until Friday. Six F-22 Raptor stealth fighters will be deployed among the more than 230 aircraft taking part. The North has condemned the exercises as yet another provocation. F-35 fighters will also participate in the drill, which will involve the largest number of 5th generation fighters, according to a South Korea-based US Air Force spokesman quoted by Reuters. Around 12,000 US troops, including the Marines and Navy, will join South Korean troops. Aircraft participating in the drills will take off from eight different US and South Korean military installations.
This post was published at Zero Hedge on Dec 4, 2017.
Authored by Eric Zuesse, The Stanford mathematician William J. Perry was a strategic nuclear advisor to U. S. President John Fitzgerald Kennedy during the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962, and then he became U. S. Secretary of Defense under President Bill Clinton. He stated in a speech on November 28th at the National Cathedral in Washington DC, that ‘inexplicably to me, we’re recreating the geopolitical hostility of the Cold War, and we’re rebuilding the nuclear dangers,’ and he went so far as to make clear why “I believe that the likelihood of some sort of a nuclear catastrophe today is actually greater than it was during the Cold War.”
This post was published at Zero Hedge on Dec 4, 2017.
A rabidly anti-Trump FBI agent who was fired from Robert Mueller’s Special Counsel investigation relied on claims made in a largely unsubstantiated and highly salacious dossier provided by Washington DC-based opposition research firm, Fusion GPS – which enlisted former MI6 agent Christopher Steele to assemble the 34-page ‘Dirty Dossier’ in mid-2016. Veteran FBI agent Peter Strzok – who headed up the Hillary Clinton email investigation, was dismissed from Mueller’s Trump-Russia probe in mid-August and relegated to the FBI’s Human Resources department, after the DOJ opened an inquiry into anti-Trump / pro-Clinton text messages Strzok sent to his Trump-hating mistress – FBI lawyer Lisa Page, while the two were working together on the Clinton probe. Page was also fired from the Mueller investigation into Russian meddling earlier this year. Strzok’s conduct in the Clinton investigation is now under review by the Justice Department, along with his role in a number of other politically sensitive cases, according to Fox News. “While Strzok’s removal from the Mueller team had been publicly reported in August, the Justice Department never disclosed the anti-Trump texts to the House investigators.” “Responding to the revelations about Strzok’s texts on Saturday, Nunes said he has now directed his staff to draft contempt-of-Congress citations against Rosenstein and the new FBI director, Christopher Wray.” -Fox News
This post was published at Zero Hedge on Dec 3, 2017.
In yet another shocking example of the hardcore anti-Trump sentiment running through the very agencies who are ‘investigating’ the president, a former top FBI official who investigated both Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server and Trump’s supposed ties to Russia was removed from special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe after text messages surfaced between the official and his mistress that included overt anti-Trump political viewpoints. The FBI agent, Peter Strzok, was deputy head of counterintelligence at the agency which put him in a position to be a ‘key player’ in the Hillary investigation as well as the probe into supposed collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia in the 2016 election. That’s right, the man who the mainstream media admits was a key player in the Clinton investigation was a Hillary supporter the entire time. To make matters worse, after Trump won, Strzok was directly involved in the sham investigation into supposed collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia during the election in which his preferred candidate lost. The Washington Post reported: During the Clinton investigation, Strzok was involved in a romantic relationship with FBI lawyer Lisa Page, who worked for Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, according to the people familiar with the matter, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue.
This post was published at shtfplan on December 2nd, 2017.
Authored by Patrick Buchanan via Buchanan.org, In the morning darkness of Wednesday, Kim Jong Un launched an ICBM that rose almost 2,800 miles into the sky before falling into the Sea of Japan. North Korea now has the proven ability to hit Washington, D. C. Unproven still is whether Kim can put a miniaturized nuclear warhead atop that missile, which could be fired with precision, and survive the severe vibrations of re-entry. More tests and more time are needed for that. Thus, U. S. markets brushed off the news of Kim’s Hwasong-15 missile and roared to record heights on Wednesday and Thursday. President Donald Trump took it less well. ‘Little Rocket Man’ is one ‘sick puppy,’ he told an audience in Missouri.
This post was published at Zero Hedge on Dec 1, 2017.