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  • Civil War Is Coming to the U.S.: “Left WILL Resort To Large Scale Violence… To Stop Fascism”

    02/10/2017 5:44:42 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 128 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 2/8/2017 | Brandon Smith
    Editor’s Comment: The situation is becoming desperate. Perhaps Trump was meant merely to distract Americans, or perhaps he is doing exactly what is expected of him – by those who placed him in power. Either way, the country is bitterly divided along partisan lines. Many of the most important principles have been abandoned for a cultural war that isn’t likely to stop, or die down, but rather to explode in the volley back and forth between left wing and progressive opponents, and alt right and conservative factions. But as Brandon Smith predicts, this narrative will go on not by itself,...
  • France Warns Trump: Moving U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem A ‘Provocation’(uh oh!)

    01/15/2017 7:13:03 AM PST · by rktman · 64 replies ^ | 1/15/2017 | Deborah Danan
    Moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem as per President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign promise is a “provocation” that would result in “serious consequences,” France warned at Sunday’s peace summit in Paris. Foreign ministers from around 70 nations gathered in Paris Sunday in an attempt to urge Israeli and Palestinian leaders to recommit to the so-called two-state solution. Representatives from the United Nations, European Union, Arab League and Organization of Islamic Cooperation were also in attendance. However, neither Israel nor the Palestinians had any representation at the conference.
  • Angry China Shadows U.S. Warship Near Man-Made Islands

    10/27/2015 10:29:02 AM PDT · by lbryce · 31 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 27, 2015 | BEN BLANCHARD AND ANDREA SHALAL
    A U.S. guided-missile destroyer sailed close to one of China's man-made islands in the South China Sea on Tuesday, drawing an angry rebuke from Beijing, which said it had tracked and warned the ship and called in the U.S. ambassador to protest. SNIP Washington's move followed months of deliberation by the administration of President Barack Obama and could ratchet up tension in one of the world's busiest shipping lanes and increase strains in U.S.-China relations. A U.S. defense official said the Lassen also went within 12-mile limits of features in the disputed sea claimed by Vietnam and U.S. treaty ally,...
  • The Draw an ISIS Cartoon COntest is OPEN!

    05/07/2015 9:57:57 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 33 replies
    <br><br> ^ | May 7, 2015 | self
    the first unofficial entry comes from Gary Varvel at
  • ‘Very dangerous’: Pentagon says armed Chinese jet did ‘barrel roll’ over US aircraft

    08/22/2014 3:21:57 PM PDT · by twister881 · 79 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 22, 2014 |
    The Pentagon said Friday that a Chinese fighter jet made “several passes” by a U.S. Navy aircraft earlier this week off the coast of China in international airspace, baring its weapons and coming within mere feet of the U.S. plane. Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby said...“Not only is it unprofessional, it’s unsafe,” Kirby said.

    04/14/2014 10:18:28 AM PDT · by traumer · 94 replies
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Russian fighter jet made multiple, close-range passes near an American warship in the Black Sea for more than 90 minutes Saturday amid escalating tensions in the region, U.S. military officials said Monday. In the first public account of the incident, the officials said the Russian Fencer made 12 passes, and flew within 1,000 yards of the USS Donald Cook, a Navy destroyer, at about 500 feet above sea level. The U.S. warship issued several radio queries and warnings using international emergency circuits, but the Russian aircraft did not respond. "This provocative and unprofessional Russian action is...
  • 5th Beating Reported In LoDo On New Year’s Day (Denver)

    01/09/2014 8:18:01 AM PST · by dsc · 46 replies
    CBS Denver ^ | January 8, 2014 | CBS4
    Another victim in what could be a string of random attacks on New Year’s Eve in LoDo has come forward, making it a total of five beatings that police are investigating. The random attacks have been happening near 16th and Blake and 20th and Market. The incidents could be part a violent game called the “Knockout Game” where a person is sucker punched for no reason. Now another man has come forward claiming he was beaten early New Year’s Day. After seeing the reports about the beatings on CBS4, Kevin Wagley came forward because he believes he is a victim...
  • North Korea 'finishes missile launch preparations' and warns foreigners to evacuate South

    04/09/2013 5:00:00 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 60 replies
    Express ^ | April 9, 2013
    North Korea 'finishes missile launch preparations' and warns foreigners to evacuate South NORTH Korea has completed preparations for a mid-range missile launch from its east coast, officials in Seoul have revealed just hours after foreigners living in South Korea were warned to quit the country. North Korea's Asia-Pacific Peace Committee said in a statement monitored in Seoul that foreign nationals should find out in advance where they can take shelter as well as examine evacuation plans to leave the country. "We do not wish harm on foreigners in South Korea should there be a war," said the KCNA news agency,...
  • (LEAD) S. Korean Navy fires warning shots against N. Korean fishing boats

    09/21/2012 3:02:45 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2012/09/21 | Kim Eun-jung
    (LEAD) S. Korean Navy fires warning shots against N. Korean fishing boats By Kim Eun-jung SEOUL, Sept. 21 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's Navy on Friday fired warning shots against North Korean fishing boats operating south of the western sea border, but there was no clash with the North's navy, military officials said. A total of six North Korean boats had violated the sea border since 11 a.m. Two South Korean patrol vessels were sent to the area before broadcasting radio warnings twice and then firing off dozens of warning shots from around 3 p.m., officials said. All of the North...
  • N. Korea threatens to blow up Seoul over defamation of its leader

    04/18/2012 7:24:35 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 28 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 04/19/12
    2012/04/19 10:52 KST N. Korea threatens to blow up Seoul over defamation of its leader SEOUL, April 19 (Yonhap) -- North Korea urged South Korea Thursday to offer an apology over the alleged defamation of Pyongyang's milestone festival, a day after its military threatened to blow up Seoul. The latest harsh rhetoric comes amid tensions following the North's failed rocket launch last week. The U.N. Security Council has condemned the launch and called on member states to find ways to tighten sanctions on the communist country. The North Korean government accused South Korea of insulting the North's dignity over the...
  • Vanity: Always Poking at the Most Sensitive Organs of the American Body Politic

    03/26/2012 8:34:24 PM PDT · by STD · 3 replies · 40+ views
    STD ^ | 3/26/12 | Self
    After endless conversations conservatives have had over the last three years about the tactics of Alinsky, Cloward, Piven and the associated antics of Barack Obama; why is anyone confused, upset, outraged, or even mildly surprised anymore when Obama strikes unilateral disarmament deals before our very eyes?
  • N. Korean submarine exercises in Yellow Sea becoming more frequent: lawmaker

    09/18/2011 5:48:55 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 09/19/11
    2011/09/19 08:47 KST N. Korean submarine exercises in Yellow Sea becoming more frequent: lawmaker SEOUL, Sept. 19 (Yonhap) -- North Korea has stepped up its submarine drills this year, but the South Korean Navy hasn't been able to detect the vessels, an opposition lawmaker claimed Monday. Shin Hak-yong, a member of the main opposition Democratic Party who serves on the parliamentary committee on national defense, said there were 50 North Korean submarine drills in the Yellow Sea through the end of August this year, up from 28 drills over the first eight months of 2010. Shin said there were only...
  • N. Korea: Kim Jong-il in Ominous Visit to Navy Command (heralding another attack?)

    07/26/2011 7:23:15 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 07/26/11
    Kim Jong-il in Ominous Visit to Navy Command North Korean leader Kim Jong-il inspected the Navy Command in Pyongyang accompanied by his son and heir Jong-un, the North's Central Broadcasting Station reported Monday. There is an ominous history to Kim's visits to Nay installations. The North Korean media last reported a visit by Kim to the Navy Command on May 2, 2002. Eight weeks later, on June 29 that year, a skirmish occurred in the West Sea when a North Korean patrol boats crossed the Northern Limit Line and attacked South Korean patrol boats. North Korean leader Kim Jong-il waves...
  • N. Korea: U.S. 'Worried About S.Korea's Bolder Deterrence Strategy'

    06/27/2011 4:38:11 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 06/27/11
    U.S. 'Worried About S.Korea's Bolder Deterrence Strategy' The U.S. is worried about South Korea's more aggressive deterrence strategy against North Korea, which was formulated after the North's attacks on the Navy corvette Cheonan and Yeonpyeong Island last year, a government source said Sunday. The military has been instructed to strike back faster and more aggressively in the event of any further provocations by the North. "After the North's attack on the Cheonan last year, Gen. Walter Sharp, the commander of the U.S. Forces Korea, expressed concerns about our military's increase of firepower near the demilitarized zone," the government source said....
  • China Warned N.Korea Against Attacking the South, Says Lee

    06/23/2011 6:56:21 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 06/24/11
    China Warned N.Korea Against Attacking the South, Says Lee China clearly warned North Korea that South Korea would retaliate if the North carries out another provocation, President Lee Myung-bak said Thursday. At a lunch meeting with members of the parliamentary Defense Committee, Lee said the Chinese government informed him that the comments were "delivered to North Korea," according lawmakers who were there. "President Lee said North Korea would not be able to carry out further acts of provocation and added that China officially notified our government that it would no longer help the North if it did that," one committee...
  • N. Korea: Kim Jong-il's Recent Activities Hint at Trouble Ahead

    04/25/2011 3:07:44 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 04/25/11
    Kim Jong-il's Recent Activities Hint at Trouble Ahead North Korean leader Kim Jong-il secretly visited a building where agencies engaged in military operations against South Korea are clustered and the General Reconnaissance Bureau last month, a source said Sunday. The so-called Building No. 3 houses the United Front Department and the Workers Party's international affairs department. The General Reconnaissance Bureau, an agency in charge of armed provocations against the South, is believed to have supervised the sinking of the Navy corvette Cheonan last year. "Kim Jong-il inspected the areas and encouraged agents" on his visits, a North Korean source said....
  • Is N.Korea Planning Fresh Attacks?

    03/07/2011 5:40:01 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 03/07/11
    Is N.Korea Planning Fresh Attacks? North Korea's official news agency reiterated demands on Saturday that all 31 North Koreans whose boat drifted into South Korean waters must be returned. "We will not stand by and watch but mobilize all of our resources to deal with it," KCNA said. Seoul plans to negotiate with North Korea how to repatriate 27 of the North Koreans, since four have decided to defect. North Korea did not say what it meant by "all of our resources," but on Friday it jammed GPS signals in northwestern Seoul in an apparent attempt to disrupt the South's...
  • S. Korea: A massive meeting over North (an interesting year?)

    02/19/2011 11:51:37 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies
    Joongang Daily ^ | 02/19/11 | Ser Myo-ja
    A massive meeting over North February 19, 2011 Amid growing concerns of renewed armed provocations by North Korea, a massive meeting attended by President Lee Myung-bak, cabinet members, senior military and police officials as well as mayors and governors took place yesterday to review the country’s readiness against any Pyongyang hostilities. The meeting, attended by 220 senior members of the central and local governments and the military, came after the two deadly attacks by North Korea last year. The participants discussed the country’s defense posture in the radically changed security environment of the peninsula following the attacks, along with the...
  • (3rd LD) Gates says diplomatic engagement with N. Korea 'possible'(back 2 appeasement)

    01/13/2011 10:58:02 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 15 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 01/14/11 | Kim Deok-hyun
    (3rd LD) Gates says diplomatic engagement with N. Korea 'possible' By Kim Deok-hyun SEOUL, Jan. 14 (Yonhap) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Friday diplomatic engagement with North Korea is "possible," but Pyongyang must first stop its "dangerous provocations and take concrete steps" to meet its international obligations. Gates made the remarks as he started talks in Seoul with South Korean Defense Minister Kim Kwan-jin to discuss concerns over the increasingly belligerent North and ways to further strengthen their deterrence against the communist state. "With regard to next steps on North Korea, diplomatic engagement is possible, starting with direct...
  • Time for S.Korea to Develop Its Own Nuclear Arms(column from major SK daily)

    01/10/2011 9:22:30 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 01/11/11 | Kim Dae-joong
    Time for S.Korea to Develop Its Own Nuclear Arms Kim Dae-joong After shelling Yeonpyeong Island and sinking the Navy corvette Cheonan, North Korea has now shifted its attitude and is calling for inter-Korean dialogue. China has long urged dialogue and the resumption of six-party nuclear talks, so it will naturally press for talks, and even the United States appears to be leaning toward dialogue. The Barack Obama administration, though still reluctant to go back to the six-party talks, will eventually opt for dialogue lest it should be dragged into a major war over a small island in the West Sea....