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  • Russian 'doomsday machine' nuke could wipe out coastal infrastructure with 300ft tsunamis

    04/24/2018 10:17:47 PM PDT · by familyop · 83 replies
    The Daily Mail (London) ^ | 24APR18 | SARA MALM
    Russia's new nuclear drone submarine could be capable of causing 300ft-high tsunamis, able to wipe out coastal cities, experts say. The existence of the drone, believed to be the Status-6 system - also known as 'Putin's doomsday machine' - was confirmed by the Russian President himself in his annual state-of-the-nation speech in Moscow last month. Experts say a 50 megaton underwater nuclear bomb would be able to create tsunami waves reaching more than 320ft - the 'Status-6' is allegedly able to carry a 100 megaton warhead.
  • The Incredible Lightness of ‘Smart Diplomacy’

    04/21/2018 7:26:14 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 4-21-18 | MOTUS
    Note to Barack Hussein Obama: This is what ‘smart diplomacy’ looks like: ‘How could a dangerous idiot like Donald Trump get little Kimmie to drop his guns when the brilliant Barry Obama (with his secret diplomatic weapon, Dennis Rodman) was unable to do so? Could it be PDJT, using America’s strength as a trade partner, got…(Gasp!) China to exert force on our behalf? CNN certainly didn’t seem to think so earlier this month: (CNN) A surprise visit by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to China may indicate Pyongyang's need for support from its closest ally ahead of upcoming summits...
  • North Korea says it will suspend nuclear and missile testing

    04/20/2018 4:36:46 PM PDT · by Enchante · 26 replies
    AP via ABC News ^ | April 20, 2018 | Staff with AP
    North Korea says it has suspended nuclear and long-range missile tests and plans to close its nuclear test site. The North's official Korean Central News Agency said the suspension of nuclear and ICBM tests went into effect Saturday.
  • North Korea says it will stop nuclear tests, abolish test site: KCNA

    04/20/2018 4:06:39 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | 20 Apr 2018
    SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea will suspend nuclear and missile tests effective immediately and abolish a nuclear test site in the northern part of the country in a bid to pursue economic growth and peace on the Korean peninsula, state media said on Saturday. North Korea leader Kim Jong Un said in a statement his country no longer needs to conduct nuclear tests or intercontinental ballistic missile tests because it has completed weaponizing nuclear arms, state media Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said.
  • from the brink: kim suspends missile tests, shuts nuclear sites

    04/20/2018 3:59:14 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 62 replies
    Sean Hannity ^ | 04/20/1 | Hannity Staff
    North Korean authorities announced Friday evening that the Hermit Kingdom will suspend all missile tests and shut down its nuclear testing facilities; setting the stage for next month’s high-stakes meeting between Kim Jong Un and President Trump. According to Fox News, the North Korean regime announced their decision to suspend their weapons programs just hours after delegations from North and South Korea held negotiations to find a “permanent” settlement to the 68-year long war. “From April 21, North Korea will stop nuclear tests and launches of intercontinental ballistic missiles,” the Korean Central News Agency said, according to Yonhap News. “The North will...
  • North Korea willing to accept 'complete denuclearization' without conditions, Moon says

    04/19/2018 9:24:56 PM PDT · by bitt · 52 replies
    reuters.com ^ | 4/19/2018 | reuters
    President Donald Trump warned Wednesday that he would walk away from his upcoming summit with Kim Jong Un if it wasn’t going to be ‘fruitful.’ SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea has expressed its commitment to "complete denuclearization" of the Korean Peninsula and is not seeking conditions, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Thursday, as the United States vowed to maintain "maximum pressure" on Pyongyang. Moon said big-picture agreements about denuclearization, establishing a peace regime and normalization of relations between the two Koreas and the United States should not be difficult to reach through summits between the North and...
  • Journalist Disputes Syrian Chemical Attack in British Publication

    04/19/2018 4:34:19 PM PDT · by detective · 21 replies
    The New American ^ | 18 April 2018 | Steve Byas
    Dr. Assim Rahaibani, a Syrian doctor, has told journalist Robert Fisk, writing for the British publication, The Independent, that last week’s alleged chemical gas attack by the Assad government on civilians in Douma did not happen. The alleged chemical attack was the pretext for a combined bombing raid by the United States, France, and the United Kingdom. “I was with my family in the basement of my home three hundred meters from here on the night but all the doctors know what happened,” Rahaibani told Fisk. “There was a lot of shelling [by government forces] and aircraft were always over...
  • North Korea drops demand on US troop withdrawal, South Korea says.........

    04/19/2018 12:56:30 PM PDT · by caww · 20 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/19/2018 | Melissa Quinn
    North Korea has dropped its demand that the U.S. remove troops from South Korea before it gives up its nuclear weapons, and has said it wants to “denuclearize completely,” according to South Korean President Moon Jae-in. North Korea has cited the 28,500 U.S. troops stationed in South Korea as part of its justification for developing nuclear weapons, and has called for Washington to withdraw those troops if it wanted a denuclearized Korean Peninsula. But Moon told reporters Thursday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has not attached any conditions the U.S. would object to, clearing a path for negotiations...
  • Links of terrorist Hezbollah with criminal gangs (converting to Islam to use them for terror)

    04/19/2018 12:26:13 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 10 replies
    The links of the terrorist group Hezbollah with criminal gangs in Colombia to obtain financing With the help of drug traffickers from the Oficina de Envigado, terrorists wash assets and receive money from drug trafficking in the Middle East and Africa 29 mar. 2018 GoogleTranslate: Thus, they are indoctrinated in Islam to convert them into so-called "lone wolves", individuals who carry out terrorist actions alone, without the support of a team. This generates alarm among the authorities, taking into account that in Colombia there are more than 40 thousand Muslims, and five mosques and 10 centers ... ( - Así,...
  • If North Korea Talks Are Not Fruitful, ‘I Will Respectfully Leave,’ Trump Says

    04/19/2018 11:30:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    New York Times ^ | 04/19/2018 | By MARK LANDLER
    PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Trump declared on Wednesday that he would scrap a planned summit meeting with North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, or even walk out of the session while it was underway, if his diplomatic overture was not heading toward success. Mr. Trump continued to express optimism — verging on eagerness — about sitting down with the North’s reclusive leader. But as the momentum for a meeting grows in both Washington and East Asia, the president acknowledged that it was a perilous undertaking that could still end in failure. “If I think that it’s a meeting that is...
  • North Korea drops withdrawal of US forces as condition of denuclearization, Moon says

    04/19/2018 7:53:31 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 38 replies
    CNN ^ | April 19, 2018 | Euan McKirdy
    North Korea has dropped its long-held demand that the United States withdraw forces from South Korea in exchange for denuclearization, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Thursday. The United States has about 28,000 troops stationed in South Korea, a presence that has long irked North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. However, in the burgeoning spirit of openness and diplomacy, Moon said Kim is willing to give up US troops' removal as a precondition for discussions over denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula.
  • Trump should take Dennis Rodman along

    04/19/2018 7:49:48 AM PDT · by ghost of nixon · 26 replies
    random thought | 04/19/2018 | Ghost of Nixon
    President Donald J. Trump should take Dennis Rodman along on his summit meeting with North Korea's Kim Jong Un. Rodman has actually been to NK to meet with the supreme leader, so he could help PDJT by breaking the ice. His presence would also explode heads all through official Washington D.C. and the MSM. It might actually cause the State Department to implode. I'm sitting here laughing just thinking about it. The crazy thing is, Dennis might actually help Trump swing a better deal.
  • South Korea's Moon says North seeking 'complete denuclearization'

    04/19/2018 2:26:56 AM PDT · by Dana1960 · 43 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4/19/18 | Rueters staff
    SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea has expressed its desire for “complete denuclearization” of the Korean peninsula and is not seeking conditions such as U.S. troops withdrawing from the South first, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Thursday. Moon said big-picture agreements about normalization of relations between the two Koreas and the United States should not be difficult to reach through planned summits between North and South, and between the North and the United States, in a bid to rein in the North’s nuclear and missile programs. “North Korea is expressing a will for a complete denuclearization,” Moon told reporters.
  • The huge implications of Mike Pompeo's secret meeting with Kim Jong-un

    04/18/2018 9:55:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/17/2018 | Thomas Lifson
    News that CIA director Mike Pompeo secretly flew to Pyongyang to meet with Kim Jong-un shortly after his nomination as secretary of state was leaked to the Washington Post yesterday. The timing could not be better for helping along Pompeo's prospects of confirmation. And the symbolism of the date for celebrating the Resurrection was not lost on the huge Christian communities of both Koreas. South Korea is a majority-Christian country, and even in officially atheist North Korea, Christianity's significance should not be underrated. During the awful period of Japanese occupation of Korea, Christianity was a major banner uniting Koreans in...
  • “We’re Going To Need a Bigger Porn Star”

    04/18/2018 7:23:20 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 40 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 4-18-18 | MOTUS
    Future historians will look back on the early 21st century and tag the development of the Twitter platform as the final nail in the coffin of civilized speech. It turns out that enabling people to empty their mind at the same speed with which they can empty their digestive tract produces essentially the same product.  Submitted as evidence, tweets from Randa Jarrar, Trigglypuff Palestinian/American Professor - currently employed by the English department at Fresno State - commenting on the death of Barbara Bush:Ranna Jaffra, Trigglypuff Professor of Fiction, Fresno State University, in one of signature posesOh whoops, apparently Triggly...
  • Defense Secretary Mattis Wanted Congressional Approval Before Striking Syria. He Was Overruled.

    04/17/2018 7:14:06 PM PDT · by WisconsinRep · 39 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 17, 2018 | Helene Cooper
    Defense Secretary Jim Mattis urged President Trump to get congressional approval before the United States launched airstrikes against Syria last week, but was overruled by Mr. Trump, who wanted a rapid and dramatic response, military and administration officials said. Mr. Trump, the officials said, wanted to be seen as backing up a series of bellicose tweets with action, but was warned that an overly aggressive response risked igniting a wider war with Russia. Friday night’s limited strikes on three targets, which lasted under two minutes, were the compromise.
  • White House adviser apologizes for saying Haley was confused

    04/17/2018 6:42:27 PM PDT · by familyop · 39 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 17APR18 | JILL COLVIN, MATTHEW LEE AND ZEKE MILLER, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    A White House official said Kudlow, the director of the National Economic Council, called Haley to apologize Tuesday afternoon in an effort to mend fences...The officials said a decision was then made to announce the sanctions as an answer to Russia’s response to the strikes. But that plan was re-evaluated and then put on hold over the weekend...On Monday, a new memo went out from the NSC saying that additional sanctions were under consideration, but no decision had been made.
  • Israeli chief rabbi condemns Assad regime for genocide

    04/17/2018 5:28:32 PM PDT · by BeadCounter · 10 replies
    World Bulletin ^ | 09 April 2018 Monday | News Desk
    Israel's Sephardi Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef on Sunday condemned a Syrian regime-suspected chemical weapons attack in Eastern Ghouta's Douma district which left at least 70 civilians dead and hundreds wounded. "I've said it before and I’ll say it again: there is a cruel genocide happening in Syria against women and children with weapons of mass destruction," Yosef said. Recalling the genocide Jews were subjected to, Yosef went on to say that it was a "moral obligation not to remain silent and to try to stop the massacre".
  • Trump: Prisoner of the War Party?

    04/17/2018 8:18:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 17, 2018 | Pat Buchanan
    "Ten days ago, President Trump was saying 'the United States should withdraw from Syria.' We convinced him it was necessary to stay." Thus boasted French President Emmanuel Macron Saturday, adding, "We convinced him it was necessary to stay for the long term." Is the U.S. indeed in the Syrian civil war "for the long term"? If so, who made that fateful decision for this republic? U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley confirmed Sunday there would be no drawdown of the 2,000 U.S. troops in Syria, until three objectives were reached. We must fully defeat ISIS, ensure chemical weapons would not again...
  • 'Syria attack didn't resolve anything but preserved int'l honor'

    04/17/2018 6:05:16 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 42 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/4/18 | David Rosenberg
    French President Emmanuel Macron defended his country’s participation in a massive missile strike over the weekend, which saw more than 100 missiles fired from US, British, and French ships and aircraft at sites used by the Assad regime’s chemical weapon program. The three countries struck eight targets at three separate facilities over the weekend a week after the Syrian government allegedly used sarin nerve gas and chlorine gas to kill dozens of civilians in a suburb of Damascus. The Western allies informed the Kremlin of the attacks ahead of time, allowing Russia to remove its forces from the targeted compounds...