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  • China promotes anti-Trump book (Bill Gertz article)

    09/13/2018 8:49:47 PM PDT · by cba123 · 6 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 9/12/2018 | Bill Gertz
    China’s government propaganda outlets are actively promoting the anti-President Trump book released this week by Washington Post writer Bob Woodward, called “Fear.” Two days after excerpts of the book were published, major Chinese state-run propaganda outlets, including China Central Television (CCTV), ran extensive reports on the book on Sept. 6. The book derides Mr. Trump as unhinged and claims there has been an administration coup d’etat by senior aides, who conspired against the president and blocked his policies. Please see link for full article.
  • On Iran’s Execution Of Kurds And Its Desperate Saber Rattling

    09/12/2018 8:12:57 AM PDT · by Pavegecko ^ | 9/12/18 | Nikoo Amini
    On the morning of September 8, a number of missiles were launched against the headquarters of the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran (KDPI) and the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan (PDKI) in the town of Koya, 300km north of Iraq’s capital, Baghdad. Reports indicate that 13 people were killed while many more were injured, some in critical condition. On the same day, three young Kurd political prisoners, Ramin Hossein Panahi, and Loghman and Zaniar Moradi were executed in Karaj’s Rajaie Shahr Prison. The Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps took responsibility for the missile attack, and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani thanked the...
  • Showcasing The Fateh 110’s Abilities: IRGC’s Attack On Kurdish Groups In Koya

    09/11/2018 7:34:10 AM PDT · by Pavegecko · 1 replies ^ | 9/11/18 | Seth Frantzman
    The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) of Iran carried out a missile attack on Kurdish opposition groups in northern Iraq’s Koya on September 8. The IRGC later released a statement and footage of the missiles being fired as well as a drone monitoring the KDP-I headquarters that was struck. The footage as well as other information reveals the accuracy that the Fateh 110 missile that was used is capable of. Not all the details are fully known, but an investigation, including a visit to the site of the missile attack by Zach Huff, reveals important details about the IRGC’s actions....
  • Moscow And Merkel Quietly Start Building Nord Stream II To Increase German Dependence On Russian Gas

    09/08/2018 6:27:04 PM PDT · by Pavegecko · 10 replies ^ | 9/8/18 | L Todd Wood
    Berlin and Moscow quietly have started laying pipeline for the infamous Nord Stream II pipeline from Russia to Germany. U.S. President Trump has called Germany totally owned by Russia due to their increasing dependence on Russian natural gas to power Deutschland during the winter months. Solitaire, the pipelay vessel of Swiss company Allseas, started installing the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline in the Gulf of Finland on Wednesday. Solitaire has a length of 300 meters and a width of 41 meters and the vessel will lay the pipeline around the clock seven days a week, the company said. Altogether 420...
  • Someone Is Killing Pro-Russian ‘Frozen Conflict’ Leaders

    09/09/2018 7:46:21 AM PDT · by Pavegecko · 5 replies ^ | 9/9/18 | L Todd Wood
    You’ve heard the expression that airplane crashes happen in threes. Well, I would venture that assassinations of pro-Russian leaders of legacy, frozen conflicts of the Soviet Union do not. In fact, nothing has ever happened like this – it is not an accident or coincidental. The pro-Russian President of Moldova, Igor Dodon, was injured and taken to the hospital after a car rammed his motorcade while traveling in Moldova near the town of Straseni. His car was flipped over by the violence of the crash. We posted information on this event here: Moldovan President Injured In Vehicle Crash…Hmmmm. The day...
  • Report: Iranian Regime Strikes At Kurdish Groups In Koya, Iraq

    09/08/2018 12:22:36 PM PDT · by Pavegecko · 8 replies ^ | 9/8/18 | Seth Frantzman
    On September 8 Kurdish groups in and around the city of Koya in northern Iraq were struck by a bombardment. Locals said that missiles and drones were used in an attack. Video showed rockets streaming across the sky from the direction of Iran towards Koya. Iran is known to possess both the missile capabilities and artillery to strike the area. However it would be the first time the Iranian regime has used missiles at this distance to strike deep inside Iraq. In the past months Kurdish groups, including the PDKI, KDP-I, PJAK and PAK have increased their activity in Iran...
  • Russia/Assad Want To Bomb, Bomb Idlib, Turkey Doesn’t…It’s A Problem

    09/08/2018 7:10:27 AM PDT · by Pavegecko · 8 replies ^ | 9/8/18 | L Todd Wood
    As Russia and the Assad regime prepare to utterly destroy the remaining resistance to Shia rule in Syria, Turkey has stepped out of the bromance to attempt to halt the coming bloodshed, and possible chemical weapons use. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan called for a ceasefire in the rebel-held region of Idlib in northwest Syria on Friday and said an anticipated government assault on insurgents there could result in a massacre. But Russia’s President Vladimir Putin said Moscow opposed a truce, and Iranian leader Hassan Rouhani said Syria must regain control over all its territory, reported The Moscow Times. The three...
  • Iranian MP Berates Regime In Rare Show Of Truth In Iranian Parliament

    09/06/2018 7:58:21 AM PDT · by Pavegecko · 4 replies ^ | 9/6/18 | L Todd Wood
    In the Majlis (Iranian parliament) on September 4, 2018, Gholamreza Heydari, a representative from Tehran, in a rare show of truth, berated the Iranian regime for corruption and wasting the country’s future of futile terror efforts beyond its borders. Below is the translated text of some of his remarks… ———— … Our dear Iran is in a peculiar situation. The people’s lives have become harder and harder on a daily basis. Unfortunately, the Islamic Republic seems to have had a negative view of the world since the beginning of the revolution. This negative view of both domestic and international relations...
  • Iran’s Petrochemical Industry Under Khamenei And IRGC’s Thumb

    09/02/2018 4:39:16 AM PDT · by Pavegecko · 2 replies ^ | 9/2/18 | Nikoo Amini
    The petrochemical industry of Iran was privatized in a process that spanned from 2005 to 2009. This was a convenient way of placing the industry under the full control of Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei and the Revolutionary Guards Corps, allowing them to fund terrorist activities abroad. Although very important, this issue has not been talked about much by the mainstream media. According to a statement made by the Ministry of Oil’s Planning Deputy in 2012, “85% of the country’s foreign exchange earnings and 25% of Iran’s Gross National Income are made through the sale of petroleum products”. This means...
  • UK TV Allegedly Colludes With Iranian Ministry Of Intelligence To Demonize Iranian Resistance

    09/02/2018 5:20:46 AM PDT · by Pavegecko · 9 replies ^ | 9/2/18 | Nikoo Amini
    The European Union and its corporations are very angry at President Trump’s termination of the corrupt ‘Iran deal’ that was ‘negotiated’ by the Obama administration. American sanctions are threatened against European companies that continue to do business with the Islamic theocracy in Tehran as it continues to support terror globally and continues its efforts to destabilize the Middle East. In the UK, its seems the coordination with the Iranian Ministry of Intelligence is allegedly reaching lofty levels as a British television station is about to release a scandalous video demonizing the Iranian resistance now living in Albania. Below is a...
  • Is Washington Scrambling To Prevent Iran-Backed Parties From Forming Iraq’s New Government?

    09/01/2018 3:28:09 AM PDT · by Pavegecko · 5 replies ^ | 9/1/18 | seth Frantzman
    The US is concerned that Hadi al-Amiri’s Fatah Alliance will form the next government in Iraq. After it came in second in the elections in May the US seemed set to have to deal with either the pro-Iranian parties or Muqtada al-Sadr. But after three months there have been twists and turns. Now as September arrives the US is concerned. It appears that Sunni parties in Iraq are willing to trade support for Amiri for reducing the role of the Hashd al Shaabi (PMU) in Nineveh. Usually they would oppose Amiri, but he might just find a way to convince...
  • “Give Back The Keys” To The PA Say Israeli Commentators, Palestinians Say No

    09/01/2018 9:07:49 AM PDT · by Pavegecko · 3 replies ^ | 9/1/18 | seth Frantzman
    Yossi Beilin, who played a leading role in initiating the Oslo peace process suggested at Al-Monitor that Palestinian Authority President Mahmud Abbas “hand back the keys” to Israel. It comes in the context of the US cutting funding to UNRWA and other US, regional and Israeli policies that have isolated the PA. He writes: “On the other hand, drying up the PA’s funding could lead Abbas to ‘hand over the keys’ to Israel and letting it run the PA. The Americans have conceivably failed to consider such an option, although it may be the only one left for the Palestinian...
  • Russia Masses Naval Forces In Syria In Anticipation Of US Attack On Assad For Chemical Weapons Use

    08/28/2018 5:19:08 AM PDT · by Pavegecko · 14 replies ^ | 8/28/18 | L Todd Wood
    U.S. President Trump has been very firm against chemical weapons use by the Syrian regime in its fight against the Sunni Islamic opposition. American forces have attacked Assad’s military twice with large cruise missile barrages since Trump took office, in stark relief to President Obama’s imaginary ‘red line’. As Assad tries to wipe out the resistance in the southern provinces, the U.S. has warned against further chemical weapons use, declaring it would retaliate. In response, Moscow has moved a large naval presence into the Mediterranean to counter such a threat from the U.S. military and NATO alliance. “These preparations are...
  • European Court Rules Hungary Must Feed Migrants On Border Whose Asylum Requests Have Been Rejected

    08/27/2018 6:08:21 AM PDT · by Pavegecko · 30 replies ^ | 8/27/18 | L Todd Wood
    The European Court of Human Rights has ruled Hungary must feed migrants on its border with Serbia who have applied for asylum but their applications have been rejected. The asylum seekers are appealing the decision. The Central European nation has been at odds with the European Union’s policy of open borders for some time. The EU is taking legal action against the Hungarian government. Hungary’s parliament in June passed laws that criminalize giving some kinds of help to illegal immigrants. Hungary also said it would not accept asylum applications from migrants arriving via a country where they are deemed safe...
  • Moscow Signs Military Cooperation Agreement With Central African Republic

    08/21/2018 8:25:14 AM PDT · by Pavegecko · 13 replies ^ | 8/21/18 | L Todd Wood
    The Russian Federation has signed a military cooperation agreement with the Central African Republic (CAR). The ceremony was held within the framework of the military-technical forum “Army-2018” in the Moscow region of Kubinka, the document was signed by the head of the Russian military department Sergey Shoigu and the minister of national defense and army restoration of the CAR, Mari Noel Koyyara. According to Shoigu, the implementation of the agreement “will help strengthen ties in the defense sphere.” Koyyara believes that the agreement will be the basis for the training of the national Armed Forces. “After all the events that...
  • Chinese Communist Party Funds Washington Think Tanks

    08/25/2018 11:35:59 AM PDT · by TBP · 22 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 24, 2018 | Bill Gertz
    China's Communist Party is intensifying covert influence operations in the United States that include funding Washington think tanks and coercing Chinese Americans, according to a congressional commission report. The influence operations are conducted by the United Front Work Department, a Central Committee organ that employs tens of thousands of operatives who seek to use both overt and covert operations to promote Communist Party policies. The report said the Johns Hopkins School of Advance International Studies, a major foreign policy education and analysis institute, has received funding from Tung Chee-hwa, a vice chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, the...
  • Is America Preparing for a Nuclear War with China? (Bill Gertz, March 5, 2018)

    03/05/2018 11:28:45 PM PST · by cba123 · 12 replies
    The National Interest ^ | March 5, 2018 | Bill Gertz
    Is America Preparing for a Nuclear War with China? Russia’s leader Vladimir Putin unveiled several new nuclear weapons last week in a replay of the Cold War. China, meanwhile, is continuing a similar buildup of high-technology strategic nuclear forces that remains largely hidden from view. Chinese secrecy about its nuclear forces and their use was a major theme of the Pentagon’s recently completed Nuclear Posture Review that outlined a new “tailored deterrence” policy for China. The new plan is aimed at persuading Chinese leaders to avoid military miscalculations – like provocative actions in the South China Sea, or hostile activities...
  • China covertly offering North Korea missiles, aid to halt nuclear program

    01/02/2018 8:28:23 AM PST · by jazusamo · 42 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 2, 2018 | Bill Gertz - Washington Free Beacon
    China’s Communist Party adopted a secret plan in September to bolster the North Korean government with increased aid and military support, including new missiles, if Pyongyang halts further nuclear tests, according to an internal party document. The document, labeled “top secret” and dated Sept. 15 — just 12 days after North Korea’s latest underground nuclear blast — outlines China’s plan for dealing with the North Korean nuclear issue. It states China will allow North Korea to keep its current arsenal of nuclear weapons, contrary to Beijing’s public stance that it seeks a denuclearized Korean Peninsula. Chinese leaders also agreed to...
  • Beijing networks in U.S. maneuver up to 25,000 spies

    07/13/2017 7:25:17 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 07/11/2017 | Bill Gertz
    Beijing networks in U.S. maneuver up to 25,000 spies By Bill Gertz - The Washington Free Beacon - Tuesday, July 11, 2017 Beijing’s spy networks in the United States include up to 25,000 Chinese intelligence officers and more than 15,000 recruited agents who have stepped up offensive spying activities since 2012, according to a Chinese dissident with close ties to Beijing’s military and intelligence establishment. Guo Wengui, a billionaire businessman who broke with the regime several months ago, said in an interview that he has close ties to the Ministry of State Security, the civilian intelligence service, and the military...
  • House inte panel targets Susan Rice in political spying operation (Dems hunted in Obama spy-op?)

    04/27/2017 4:57:50 AM PDT · by Liz · 31 replies ^ | Wednesday, April 26, 2017 | Bill Gertz
    DOJ 2008 rules limit supplying politically sensitive information to the White House, a review of guidelines for domestic FBI intel investigations has found. The central focus of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence probe into putative Russian election meddling as a cover to disseminate unauthorized disclosures of sensitive US intel communications intercepts. The prohibitions may explain why the FBI still has not responded to a House request for documents about how the White House was able to “unmask” the names of Americans incidentally spied on during an apparently contrived Obama admin "foreign electronic intelligence operation" timed to run during...