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  • U.S. Set to Return Philippine Bells That Once Tolled to Mark a Massacre

    08/14/2018 9:13:55 AM PDT · by Theoria · 17 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 13 Aug 2018 | Richard C. Paddock
    The American soldiers were eating breakfast in Balangiga’s town square when Filipino villagers, including men disguised in dresses, attacked them with bolo knives. Forty-eight Americans died. The year was 1901 and for the United States Army, the massacre in the central Philippines was the worst since Custer and his troops were slaughtered at the Battle of Little Bighorn, 25 years earlier. In retaliation, the United States commander ordered his forces to kill every male older than 10 and turn the central Philippines island of Samar into a “howling wilderness.” American troops killed civilians, burned houses and destroyed food supplies. They...
  • Why other countries are giving China a licence to print money [counterfeiting]

    08/13/2018 7:16:14 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 9 replies
    www.scmp.com ^ | UPDATED : Monday, 13 August, 2018, 12:46pm Comments: 71 | Stephen Chen
    Chinese state-owned firm winning contracts to print foreign currencies as country seeks to expand global reach and influence China is printing foreign currencies on a massive scale as Beijing seeks to increase its influence on the world economy and geopolitics. Multiple sources in the China Banknote Printing and Minting Corporation confirmed to the South China Morning Post last month that money production plants across the country were running at near full capacity to meet an unusually high quota set by the government this year. Most of the demand comes from participants in the “Belt and Road Initiative” and one source,...
  • Foreigners face ban on buying homes in New Zealand after apocalypse bolthole fad hikes prices

    08/10/2018 7:03:31 PM PDT · by vannrox · 23 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 10AUG18 | Charlotte Graham-McLay
    Foreigners are to be banned from buying homes in New Zealand after a spate of millionaires seeking luxury doomsday boltholes has apparently crowded out local buyers and pushed up property prices. Following purchases by rich expats, including tech billionaire Peter Thiel - PayPal founder and early Facebook investor - and disgraced former NBC host Matt Lauer, who lost his job after allegations of sexual misconduct - the New Zealand government is preparing to crack down on the trend. New Zealand's allure for the mega-rich planning a safe space to ride out the apocalypse has become almost a cliche in recent...
  • A Sneak Peek at America’s War Plans for North Korea

    08/09/2018 10:00:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | September 7, 2017 | Chetan Peddada
    In a secret underground base, Command Post Tango, the combined headquarters of the U.S.-South Korean command, is abuzz with activity. North Korean artillery has pummeled sites around Seoul, leaving thousands of South Korean and American civilians and service members dead. A toxic combination of North Korean provocations and U.S. escalation has prompted the North to launch a last-ditch effort to seize the whole peninsula. As the generals fill an auditorium-sized sand-table battlefield showing the disposition of friendly forces and the extent of likely follow-up attacks, hundreds of thousands of South Koreans are displaced in and around Seoul, seeking shelter and...
  • Air Force releases Battle of Roberts Ridge footage of airman slated to receive Medal of Honor

    08/09/2018 8:34:38 PM PDT · by mrsmith · 23 replies
    STARS AND STRIPES ^ | August 9, 2018 | CHAD GARLAND
    In the newly released 1.5-minute Air Force video, a figure identified as Chapman can be seen charging up a steep slope toward enemy positions atop the 10,000-foot peak... Chapman and SEAL team leader Britt Slabinski teamed up to attack enemy positions. After assaulting the first of two positions, identified as bunkers in the footage, Chapman abandons cover to attack a second position where an enemy machine gun was firing on his team, when he is wounded.
  • Prevent a tragedy. Prevent a war

    08/06/2018 7:35:34 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/06/18 | Fredy Lowe
    The overhead highway sign read, ‘Prevent A Tragedy, Buckle Up’, which makes for succinct, and apparently sound advice for you and your family as you motor along at a mile a minute, or most times faster; but, these same well-conceived words of caution could also be an immediate warning of greater importance for the sake of our family of fellow Americans. Prevent a tragedy, keep the House of Representatives with a Republican majority, and the same goes for the US Senate.
  • Italian police arrest pro-Russian recruiters for Ukraine War

    08/04/2018 9:08:19 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 1, 2018
    ROME (AP) — Italian police say they have arrested three men accused of recruiting mercenary fighters to take part in the Russian-backed insurgency in eastern Ukraine. Three more people are being sought. In a statement Wednesday, carabinieri police said they searched the homes of another seven people as part of the investigation into the Italian-Ukrainian recruitment network. Some of the suspects had ties with a commander of a neo-Nazi paramilitary unit called “Rusich,” which operates in the Ukrainian Donbass region. The four-year Russian-backed insurgency in eastern Ukraine has killed more than 10,000 people. Police noted that recruiting and paying mercenary...
  • Iranian military chief tells Trump: ‘If you begin the war, we will end it’

    07/26/2018 11:17:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 117 replies
    Business Day ^ | July 26, 2018 | Reuters
    An Iranian military commander said on Thursday Donald Trump should address any threats against Tehran directly to him, and mocked the US president as using the language of "nightclubs and gambling halls". The comments by Maj-Gen Qassem Suleimani, who heads the Quds Force of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guards, were the latest salvo in a war of words between the two countries. "As a soldier, it is my duty to respond to Trump’s threats. If he wants to use the language of threat, he should talk to me, not to the president [Hassan Rouhani]," Soleimani was quoted as saying by the...
  • Calexit and the American Civil War

    07/21/2018 4:29:34 PM PDT · by vannrox · 19 replies
    metallicman ^ | June 2018 | editorial staff
    The American Civil War was a tumultuous time. A number of states were very unhappy with the federal government and wanted to leave the union. The federal government would have none of that. Instead, they wanted the states to obey the dictates from Washington. Is that any different from today? Let’s look at Calexit from a historical perspective. When I was in school I was quite the history buff. Indeed, one of my most favorite classes was history. I would read my textbooks for fun, and I completely absorbed the information there like a sponge. It didn’t matter what I...
  • Schumer Forbids Second Summit with Putin [semi-satire]

    07/21/2018 7:03:35 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 11 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 22 July 2018 | John Semmens
    US Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) said he won't allow anymore meetings between President Trump and Russian President Putin "until I have seen a full transcript of their one-on-one private talks and am satisfied that Trump has not committed treason." Even if Schumer's demand were not an egregious overstepping of his limited authority as Senate Minority Leader, its fulfillment is impeded by the fact that the one-on-one talk was not recorded. Nevertheless, Schumer was adamant that "the American people have a right to know what was said. His public statement expressing doubts about our own intelligence community's accuracy regarding...
  • Should We Invade Mexico Mexico

    07/05/2018 9:11:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 120 replies
    townhall.com ^ | July 5, 2018 | Kurt Schlichter
    One fact a lot of Americans forget is that our country is located right up against a socialist failed state that is promising to descend even further into chaos – not California, the other one. And the Mexicans, having reached the bottom of the hole they have dug for themselves, just chose to keep digging by electing a new leftist presidente who wants to surrender to the cartels and who thinks that Mexicans have some sort of hitherto unknown “human right” to sneak into the United States and demographically reconquer it. There’s a Spanish phrase that describes his ideology, and...
  • A Divided America Does Not Mean Civil War

    07/04/2018 8:14:12 AM PDT · by Libloather · 45 replies
    Observer ^ | 7/04/18 | John R. Schindler
    Civil war is in the air this steamy summer—at least according to the opinion polls. Many Americans are unhappy to the point of despondency about our political divisions, which have been mounting for years and have reached a crisis point during the presidency of Donald Trump. I’m not talking about mere partisanship, which is perennial in democracies, rather something more extreme—and potentially sinister. Last week, a Rasmussen poll revealed that a shocking 31 percent of voters responded that “it’s likely that the United States will experience a second civil war sometime in the next five years.” This fear is not...
  • Now is the moment to revisit the legality of the U.S.-Mexico border

    07/03/2018 3:59:48 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 108 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 2, 2018 | Marcela Davison Aviles
    There’s a popular saying among those of us in the Mexican American community who grew up on the border: We didn’t cross the border, the border crossed us. With Sunday’s election of Andrés Manuel López Obrador as Mexico’s next president, the idea to revisit the legality of our southern border, proposed by Mexican leftist leader Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas Solórzano, is suddenly not so crazy.
  • 20 Preppers Speculate What Civil War 2.0 Would Look Like in America

    06/30/2018 2:10:03 AM PDT · by vannrox · 153 replies
    Organic Prepper ^ | August 24, 2017 | Editorial staff
    Share692 Tweet Pin5 Shares 697 If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! The division in America has become so dramatic over the past year that many people can only foresee it heading one place: Civil War.ThereÂ’s a pronounced uptick in violence and protests (often going hand in hand.) Free speech is being crushed by the opposition with the mere threat of violent responses. Statues and memorials are being vandalized or defended. Protesters show up armed and armored, ready for battle. The media throws gasoline on these flames with reports solely...
  • When Will The Other Shoe Drop?

    06/28/2018 4:04:41 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 35 replies
    Declination ^ | 6-27-2018 | Thanes
    Francis penned an article this morning that bears some further questions. I encourage you to give it a read. As others have explained recently, including Ace, Kurt Schlichter, Tom Kratman, and many other luminaries on the Right, we are perched on the edge of a knife. Violence is simmering beneath the surface - perhaps even a full-blown Civil War. Francis explains: There's no reasoning with one who considers you evil. There's certainly no compromising with him. He's out to destroy you. He'll take whatever opportunity you offer to slip the dirk between your fourth and fifth ribs and twist it....
  • Three Examples Of Underdogs Beating Military Superpowers

    06/25/2018 3:08:13 PM PDT · by davikkm · 17 replies
    IWB ^ | Daniel Carter
    You have probably heard something like this before: “Ha! American citizens don’t need guns. They wouldn’t have a chance against the military!” This argument is commonly made by useful idiots who are comfortable giving their power away to the government. It’s a faulty argument for many reasons. First, the military is made up of US citizens, many of whom would put friends, family and community over government. Second, citizens would be fighting a defensive war, which is often much easier to win than an offensive war. Third, the US military may have nukes, but they would be hesitant to use...
  • Dear America, The LEFT Has Declared War On You

    06/24/2018 9:48:20 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 57 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 06/24/18 | Kevin McCullough
    Dear America, the societal left has declared war on you. While you’ve been busy enjoying your new jobs, improved wages, lower taxes, and less government interference in your life the left has decided that all of those things are immoral. They must be undone. And those who enjoy them must be made to understand that they are not good American citizens, but some sort of participant to hurt others. They would love to say it makes you a racist, except that African Americans and Hispanics are enjoying the best economy they’ve ever known in American history. They would love to...
  • Trump directs creation of 'space force' as sixth branch of military

    06/18/2018 9:25:38 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 20 replies
    https://abcnews.go.com ^ | Jun 18, 2018, 6:59 PM ET | By STEPHANIE EBBS
    President Donald Trump announced Monday that he has ordered the creation of a new military branch, adding the "Space Force" to the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard. "It is not enough to merely have an American presence in space, we must have American dominance in space. Very importantly I'm hereby directing the Department of Defense and Pentagon to immediately begin the process necessary to establish a space force as the sixth branch of the armed forces, that is a big statement," Trump said at a meeting of the National Space Council on Monday. "We are going to...
  • China's Next War: China and Vietnam look to be on the verge of war

    06/18/2018 8:16:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/18/2018 | David Archibald
    Despite being two of the world’s three remaining communist states, China and Vietnam look to be on the verge of war. Vietnam is an obstacle to China’s ambitions for East Asian hegemony. One of truisms from popular culture is that one should never get involved in a land war in Asia.  The mistake of getting involved in a land war in Asia is hard to avoid if one of your neighbouring countries is set upon attacking you, which is Vietnam’s fate. If China is going to attack Vietnam, there would be satellite evidence of Chinese preparations, and so there...
  • 37 Years Ago Today - Operation Opera: how 8 Israeli F-16s destroyed an Iraqi nuclear plant

    06/07/2018 7:53:57 AM PDT · by Poison Pill · 17 replies
    The Aviationist ^ | 6/7/2014 | Dario Leone
    Israeli Air Force’s interest in the Lockheed Martin F-16 was born after the Yom Kippur War when the IAF realized that, alongside the F-15 Eagle, they needed a new, advanced, relatively cheap, multirole jet. The negotiations with the U.S. to acquire the F-16 started in 1975 and after some years of delay, caused by the Middle East tensions, the Fighting Falcon sale was finalised in 1979 as result of the Camp David peace treaty between Israel and Egypt. The first F-16s were delivered to the IAF in 1980 and the following year, before all the Netz (as the F-16A is...