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Apr 16 10:40

Did President Trump’s Dinner/Summit With President Of China At Mar-A-Lago Help With North Korea And Other Matters For Americans?

President Trump knew he must work with China to get to North Korea. He is most comfortable in his Southern White House at Mar-A-Lago Resort in Florida. Of course, that is where he chose to have his summit with the President of China and his wife.

Apr 16 09:31

A Government of Morons

Led by a man who can barely read.
Paul Craig Roberts

It has become embarrassing to be an American. Our country has had four war criminal presidents in succession.

Violence is America. America is violence. The moronic liberals blame it on gun owners, but it is always the government that is the source of violence. That is the reason our Founding Fathers gave us the Second Amendment. It is not gun owners who have destroyed in whole or part eight countries. It is the armed-at-taxpayer-expense US government that commits the violence.

America’s lust for violence is now bringing the Washington morons up against people who can commit violence back: the Russians and Chinese, Iran and North Korea.

Apr 16 08:41

Despite The Saber Rattling By North Korea, They Do Not Even Test A Missile. I Thank God, President Trump, And China For That!

I know President Trump’s work with China led to the good behavior of North Korea. Plus, the fact that Trump showed North Korea the United States would not take their threats sitting down was a huge factor in their backing off of even a missile test. I believed late last night that we would not strike NK for only a missile test, but if they harmed a hair on our back, or South Korea, or Japan, a war would be our only choice. I praise God this did not happen.

I wonder if we are about to see a decrease in North Korea’s threats, as China reigns them in. I think President Trump’s work with China’s President made a huge impact in the way China has started to view and treat North Korea. They are getting far closer to good relations with the US and pulling away from their pampering of Lil’ Kim. I think they may have closed the nuclear playground for Lil’ Kim.

Apr 16 07:53

Did US hackers foil North Korea missile test? Cyber attack may have ruined Kim's launch

COMPUTER hackers working for the US security services could have been behind Kim Jong-un’s disastrous missile test failure, according to a former British foreign secretary.

Apr 16 07:28

US said preparing strike to ‘utterly destroy’ N. Korean nuclear program

VP Pence jets into Seoul as Korea tensions ratchet up; British officials are told Washington is considering a preemptive attack

Apr 15 17:58

N. Korean missile fails, blows up ‘almost immediately’ after launch – Seoul & US military

North Korea has tried, but allegedly failed, to conduct a new missile launch, according to South Korea’s Joint Chief of Staff and US Pacific Command. The alleged botched launch comes amid heightened tensions on the Korean Peninsula and a day after Pyongyang showcased its new sea based and intercontinental missiles.

Apr 15 09:37

U.S. Vice President Pence Heading to Seoul, Is US Attack against North Korea “On Hold”?

On Sunday, Vice President Mike Pence heads to Seoul, part of a 10-day Asia trip to include Japan, Indonesia and Australia visits. A White House statement said he’ll “arrive in Seoul…on April 16,” return home on April 25.
Trump launching aggression on North Korea risking nuclear war while his vice-president is in East Asia seems unlikely.

For now, he’ll most likely continue tough talk, saber rattle off North Korea’s coastline, pressure China and impose more sanctions. What comes later remains to be seen.

An unnamed White House foreign policy advisor said Pence will meet with South Korea officials on Pyongyang’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs, arriving the day after the DPRK’s Day of the Sun national holiday, commemorating Kim Il-sung’s 105th birthday, the country’s founder.
The White House has contingency plans in case Pence’s trip coincides with Pyongyang’s sixth nuclear test, the White House added without further elaboration.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Although Steven Lendman is one of my favorite peace and social justice bloggers, I respectfully disagree with him on this.

What more perfect timing could possibly be picked for the US military creating a "false flag" bombing of something, than when Vice-President Pence is in South Korea, blaming it on North Korea, and off we go.....

Apr 15 09:16

Hillary Clinton on North Korea in private paid speech to Goldman Sachs

Hillary wanted to start war with North Korea. She is not the president but her representatives are still working for the White House. They will start war with North Korea soon. I don’t believe we need another war.

Our soldiers shouldn’t die for the sake of rich man. We should protect our troops from the elite explotation. They shouldn’t die for the war of the RICH elites.

Below is one of the Podesta Emailks published by Wikileaks. Connect the dots my fellow citizen of this great country.

Apr 15 08:32

Pyongyang warns of retaliation against US ‘military hysteria’

North Korea told the United States on Saturday to end its “military hysteria” or face retaliation as the reclusive state marked the 105th birth anniversary of its founding father with mass military parades in the capital Pyongyang.

The warning came as a US aircraft carrier and destroyers steamed into waters off the Korean Peninsular.

The arrival follows what is perceived as a shift in US military policy under President Donald Trump. Last week, the US attacked a Syrian airfield for the first time with cruise missiles and this week dropped the world’s largest non-nuclear bomb on Afghanistan. Another first.

Does this shift include North Korea is the question as tensions on the Korean peninsula have escalated over Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile testing program in violation of UN Security Council resolutions. North Korea is reportedly building an intercontinental ballistic missile that could strike the United States.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

All the pieces appear to be well in place; it is just a matter of time before something happens here, most likely instigated by the US military.

US government prepared to launch a pre-emptive attack against North Korea before its nuclear bomb test, 14 April, 2017

So far, as nearly as anyone can discern, that test hasn't happened yet.

However, the US government loves to initiate false flags, to get its geopolitical agendas moving.

Were I a betting woman, I would not bet against a false flag here, to be blamed on North Korea, to kick things off in the next week or so.

Apr 15 08:13

THE U.S. AND CHINA: WHY THE SUDDEN CONVERGENCE ON NORTH KOREA?

China has effectively subsidized and supported the North Korean state for the past 70 years as a buffer against a land invasion from South Korea. China supplies North Korea with fossil fuels and other essentials and protects it diplomatically.

But does this buffer-state strategy make sense in today's world? The threat is now from nuclear missiles and trade wars, not a land invasion. Though we cannot know what's being discussed or decided behind close doors, the high cost of subsidizing a rogue nuclear state for the now-irrelevant value of a physical buffer may finally be weighing on Chinese decision-makers.

Then there's the all-important matter of "face". The perception of status, influence and power--what's known as "face"--is the core concern in East-Asian societies. "Losing face" by being revealed as powerless and lacking influence is to be avoided at all costs.

Apr 15 08:11

Global tensions continue to climb over North Korea

China says tension over North Korea has to be stopped from reaching an “irreversible and unmanageable stage”.

Apr 15 07:51

Former Defense Secretary William Perry on why we didn't go to war with North Korea in 1994

In 1994, the United States was on the brink of war with North Korea. The Clinton administration had intelligence that North Korea was about to move fuel rods from its nuclear reactor at Yongbyon, north of Pyongyang, to a reprocessing center — the first step in making a nuclear weapon.

The Pentagon drew up plans to destroy the facility with cruise missiles and F-117 Stealth fighters. William J. Perry, who as Defense secretary had drawn up the plan, ultimately decided not to proceed. Although he believed the Pentagon could safely destroy the plant without spreading radiation, he also thought that North Korea would retaliate against South Korea, and that the hostilities could engulf the region in a cataclysmic war.

Apr 15 07:50

Pence Heading to Seoul, Possible US Aggression on Hold

On Sunday, Vice President Mike Pence heads to Seoul, part of a 10-day Asia trip to include Japan, Indonesia and Australia visits. A White House statement said he’ll “arrive in Seoul…on April 16,” return home on April 25.

Trump launching aggression on North Korea risking nuclear war while his vice-president is in East Asia seems unlikely.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

But it would make a great bloody shirt to wave!

Apr 15 07:46

North Korea displays ballistic missiles, vows due response if US attacks

Pyongyang has showcased its submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs) for the first time during a massive military parade, with a senior North Korean official vowing due response to any attack against the East Asian nation.

On Saturday, state TV showed images of the Pukkuksong-2 SLBMs and several KN-08 and KN-14 missiles on trucks along with tanks and other heavy military hardware being paraded on Kim Il-sung Square in the capital, Pyongyang.

Leader Kim Jong-un oversaw the parade which was celebrating the 105th birthday of state founder Kim Il Sung, his grandfather. He also addressed thousands of soldiers and people taking part in the celebrations.

The event also paraded what appeared to be a new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).

Apr 15 07:43

North Korea Foreign Minister: US Becoming More Aggressive And “Making Problems”

The North Korean Foreign Minister in the video below explains how the US continues to become more aggressive toward North Korea. He explains that it is the US that creates the problems not North Korea. We all know North Korea is no saint nation, but with our own eyes we see a US carrier strike group just off their waters and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson saying, “the military option is on the table”.

The article goes on to explain how Kim Jung-un of North Korea has threatened the US. The interesting part here is there are no audio or video clips on Kim saying anything nor have I heard anything to date. If he did say something like that it would not surprise me. The US has a carrier strike force off his waters.

Apr 15 07:37

China seeks Russia's help to 'cool' North Korea situation

China is seeking Russia's help to cool surging tensions over Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions, the country's foreign minister has told his Moscow counterpart, after Beijing warned of possible conflict over North Korea.

Apr 14 13:53

Report: North Korea soldiers face punishment for Kim Jong Un jokes

Said I wouldn't do this. No real attribution except for "The Source". They link to another UPI article that quotes,"Sources" and a non-link to Radio Free Asia. This is a good example of Psyops and Propaganda. Korean War part 2 here we come. Sure hope not!

Radio Free Asia (RFA) is a private, nonprofit international broadcasting corporation[2] that broadcasts and publishes online news, information, and commentary to listeners in East Asia while "advancing the goals of U.S. foreign policy."[3][4] RFA is funded by the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), an independent agency of the United States government[5][disputed – discuss] responsible for all non-military, international broadcasting sponsored by the U.S government (such as Radio Free Europe), which appoints the board of RFA. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radio_Free_Asia

Apr 14 13:19

US Ready To Launch Preemptive Strike On North Korea: NBC News

The United States is prepared to launch a preemptive strike against North Korea should American officials become convinced that Pyongyang is going ahead with a nuclear weapons test, a report says.

Apr 14 12:31

FLASHBACK - THE BIG LIE SELLING YOU WAR WITH NORTH KOREA

The official claim that North Korea fired this torpedo at a South Korean warship is based on the following blueprint of a North Korean torpedo claimed to be the weapon recovered from the ocean floor.

There are several differences between the torpedo plans and the actual torpedo recovered from the floor of the ocean. But I am going to focus on just one.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A false-flag has already been used once to try to start war with North Korea. There is no reason it will not be tried again.

Here is one scenario.

The US Navy has raised eyebrows with a heacy anti-submarine exercise off the coast of California while the media has made a big deal about the claim that nobody knows where many of North Korea's submarines happen to be, including the one that can launch missiles.

So, a US submarine near California fires off a missile towards the land where it is "heroically" shot down by an Aegis ship, and declared as a failed attack by North Korea. Sorry the wreckage of "North Korea's missile is too deep to find; just take the government's word for it, of course!

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Apr 14 12:14

New Korean War may break out ‘at any moment’ – Chinese FM

China’s Foreign Minister warned that an armed conflict with North Korea may break out “at any moment,” urging Washington and Pyongyang to tone down their hawkish rhetoric and realize the price to pay for both sides if a new Korean War were to start.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Especially when you remember that the US did not win the last Korean war!

Apr 14 11:37

Piece of Cake: New Normal of Trump's Foreign Policy

Here's the Commander-in-chief of the Beautiful Piece of Chocolate Cake School of Foreign Policy, expanding on his next move regarding North Korea.

"We are sending an armada. Very powerful. We have submarines. Very powerful. Far more powerful than the aircraft carrier. That I can tell you."

As if bombing nuclear-armed North Korea would be as much of a piece of cake as Tomahawking a semi-deserted air base in Syria. But then, that's the beauty of a box of chocolates foreign policy; you never know what you're gonna get.

U.S. President Donald Trump (R) and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg shake hands during a joint news conference in the East Room at the White House in Washington, U.S., April 12, 2017.
© REUTERS/ JONATHAN ERNST
Trump: NATO No Longer Obsolete, Needs to Play Bigger Role Fighting Daesh

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have seen some incredible back-flips from President Trump on both foreign and domestic policies, which would completely make the most ardent, and capable, of gymnasts, dizzy.

These reversals do not augur well for peace in this work, and folks...something wicked this way will come, because of them.

Apr 14 11:11

Russia calls for restraint amid North Korea-US crisis

Russia has urged all sides involved in the crisis in the Korean Peninsula to show "restraint", warning of any "provocative steps" amid reports of potential military confrontation between North Korea and the United States.

"Moscow is watching with great concern the escalation of tensions on the Korean peninsula," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Friday.

"We call for restraint from all countries and warn countries not to pursue actions that could consist of any provocative steps."

Tensions between North Korea and the United States have increased over the past weeks. Washington has been concerned by North Korea’s nuclear tests, which Pyongyang believes act as deterrence against a potential invasion by the US or South Korea.

The United States has deployed a strike group, including a large aircraft carrier, to the Korean Peninsula, and North Korea has said it is ready for war.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Russia, generally one of the "adults in the room in the bowels of geopolitical power" is entirely correct to be concerned.

There is a hard deadline against which President Trump, and his military advisors are working, and that is the South Korean presidential election, which happens on 9 May; that's less than a month away.

If South Korea elects a president who is pro the "sunshine policy" with North Korea, they are going to push back against any military confrontation against North Korea; that is why President Trump and his advisors, feel compelled to do any military action against North Korea sooner rather later, while South Korea is under the control of a relatively weak, "caretaker government!"

Apr 14 10:59

US May Launch Preemptive Strike On North Korea Ahead Of Nuclear Test

With just two days to go until North Korea's "Day of the Sun" celebrations, when as reported yesterday it may conduct its 6th nuclear test at the Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site, NBC reports citing multiple senior U.S. intelligence officials that in the latest stepwise escalation, the U.S. is prepared to launch a preemptive strike with conventional weapons against North Korea should officials become convinced that Kim Jong-Un's nation North Korea is about to follow through with a nuclear weapons test. Note: North Korea does not even have to carry out the text: mere conviction on the side of the US that it would, is sufficient.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So even if North Korea back off and cancels the test, the US will attack anyway!!!

Apr 14 10:56

Donald Trump: Just Another Neocon Warmonger

“Talk is cheap” is a phrase that politicians teach us constantly. This time the teacher is Donald Trump. Donald Trump campaigned as an outsider, someone that was not owned by the establishment, and someone who would fight the globalists and drain “the swamp.” But “talk is cheap.”

In 2013, AFTER Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was accused of using sarin gas against his own countrymen, Trump tweeted, “What will we get for bombing Syria besides more debt and a possible long term conflict? Obama needs Congressional approval.” (August 29) And, “Obama’s war in Syria has the potential to widen into a worldwide conflict.” (September 5) And, “Forget Syria and make America great again.” (September 11) And, again, “We should . . . stay out of Syria and other countries that hate us, rebuild our own country and make it strong and great again--USA!” (September 12)

Apr 14 10:50

US May Launch Preemptive Strike On North Korea Ahead Of Nuclear Test

With just two days to go until North Korea's "Day of the Sun" celebrations, when as reported yesterday it may conduct its 6th nuclear test at the Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site, NBC reports citing multiple senior U.S. intelligence officials that in the latest stepwise escalation, the U.S. is prepared to launch a preemptive strike with conventional weapons against North Korea should officials become convinced that Kim Jong-Un's nation North Korea is about to follow through with a nuclear weapons test. Note: North Korea does not even have to carry out the text: mere conviction on the side of the US that it would, is sufficient.

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Both China and Russia have suspended flights into North Korea; I am afraid that this war with North Korea is on , and very soon.

Apr 14 10:41

BOOGA BOOGA! Japan says North Korea may have missiles loaded with sarin gas

North Korea may have the capacity to deliver missiles equipped with sarin nerve gas, Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Thursday, amid concern Pyongyang soon plans more missile or nuclear tests.

“It is possible that North Korea has the ability to hit [Japan] with a ballistic missile carrying sarin in its warhead,” Abe said in parliament.

Apr 14 10:37

US Vice President’s Visit to Seoul to Send ‘Clear Message’ to Pyongyang

South Korea hopes to send a clear message to its' northern neighbor during the visit of US VP Michael Pence, spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Cho June-hyuck said on Wednesday.

South Korea hopes to send a clear message to North Korea during the visit of US Vice President Michael Pence, spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Cho June-hyuck said on Wednesday.

"As Vice President Pence's South Korean visit comes at a very sensitive time… A clear message on joint efforts in terms of the South Korea-U.S. alliance against North Korea will be sent out," the spokesman said, as quoted by the Yonhap news agency, stressing that this will be the first visit by Pence to Asia since taking office.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One thing appears to be driving the US government's rush to war against North Korea; South Koreans go to the polls on 9 May to elect a new president. At the moment, there is a caretaker, transitional government in place until the results of the election are made known.

The last thing President Trump and his military advisors want is having to deal with a duly elected South Korean President, who wants to observe the "sunshine policy" of cooperation and trade with North Korea.

That's part of what is driving this furious rush to war, which appears to me to be happening sooner rather than later.

In fact, I would not be surprised if Trump ordered an attack on North Korea right after Easter Sunday, when Vice-President Pence will be spending the day with US troops in South Korea.

Apr 14 10:26

US Airstrike on North Korea Risks Leading to '5-6 Chernobyl-Type Disasters'

If Washington decides to carry out a unilateral military action against Pyongyang, the attack could lead to a nuclear disaster affecting the entire Korean Peninsula, Director of the Center of South Korean Studies at the Institute of Far Eastern Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences Alexander Zhebin told Sputnik.

"Approximately 30 nuclear power plants are operational in South Korea. Several of them could be destroyed even if conventional bombs and shells are used. This could lead to five-six Chernobyl-type disasters on a relatively small area of 99 square kilometers that could instantly turn into a place unsuitable for life," he explained.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a multi-catastrophe in the making, if President Trump goes ahead with military attacks against North Korea.

I hope, if there are any adults in the room still left that he trusts as confidants, they will make these dangers known to him.

Apr 14 10:21

‘Riskier than striking Syria’: Beijing warns US against attacking North Korea

China has warned the US against using military force against North Korea, after a surprise redeployment of an aircraft carrier group. Washington’s regional allies said they expect it to consult with them before any action.
Tension is mounting in the region as US President Donald Trump said he would solve the “North Korean problem” with or without China’s help. The warning came amid the diversion of the aircraft carrier group ‘USS Carl Vinson’ to the Korean Peninsula and a week after Trump ordered the US Navy to fire a barrage of 59 Tomahawk missiles at a Syrian airbase as punishment for an alleged chemical attack in Idlib province.

Responding to US belligerence, Beijing called against using force against Pyongyang.

“Military force cannot resolve the issue,” Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told reporters in Beijing. “Amid challenge there is opportunity. Amid tensions we will also find a kind of opportunity to return to talks.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Chinese assessment in this issue is bang spot on; North Korea could, potentially, visit a world of hurt upon South Korea, should it be attacked.

I, for one, am praying for cooler, more sane heads to prevail in the White House, and that talks with the US, China, and North and South Korea be revisited, and immediately.

Such talks should offer a true, detailed peace treaty to North Korea, to replace the existing armistice, with the quid pro quo being that North Korea stops its nuclear weapons program for that to happen.

Of course, this...would be logical.

Apr 14 10:12

State paper says China would protect a denuclearized North Korea

China would step up its protection of North Korea should the isolated state halt its nuclear program, an editorial in a state-backed newspaper said on Thursday, as Beijing tries to ease tensions on the Korean peninsula.

Pyongyang's continued nuclear and missile testing program has prompted the United States to send a navy carrier group to near the Korean peninsula in a show of force aimed at deterring more tests.

North Korea marks the 105th anniversary of the birth of state founder Kim Il Sung on Saturday, North Korea's biggest national day called "Day of the Sun". Leaders have in the past used the date to carry out weapons tests.

China, North Korea's main ally, has called for a peaceful resolution of the Korean tensions.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a brilliant gambit, on the part of the Chinese government, but unfortunately, may well fall on deaf ears in Pyongyang.

The purpose of North Korea's nuclear weapons program is as a deterrent to potential military action against it by the United States; I seriously doubt the such an offer by the Chinese government will be entertained by Kim Jung Un, at this point, because he knows that the US military is about to strike it, and potentially hard.

Apr 14 10:11

‘We will go to war if they choose’: N. Korea warns ‘aggressive’ Trump not to provoke Pyongyang

North Korea won’t hesitate to go to war if provoked, its vice foreign minister said in an interview, adding that the North has “a powerful nuclear deterrent” and “certainly will not keep arms crossed” if facing a pre-emptive strike from Washington.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

No Easter baskets for either of you!!!!

Apr 14 09:31

Conflict can break out on Korean Peninsula any moment: China

China has warned that “conflict could break out at any moment” on the Korean Peninsula, as North Korea and the United States increasingly seem headed for a potential military confrontation.

Speaking on Friday, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi also said there would be “no winner” in a potential war, and that the party that triggered conflict would “pay the price.”

“Dialogue is the only possible solution,” he said during a joint press conference with his French counterpart Jean-Marc Ayrault in Beijing.

Apr 14 09:27

Russian scientists figure out consequences of US-North Korea nuclear war

According to Leonid Bolshov, Director of the Institute of the Nuclear Safety Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, they have analyzed all the possible risks to figure out threat for our territory.

Under negative development of events, the radioactive cloud will not reach Russia. The case is that in spring wind from China and Gobi desert blows to the Pacific Ocean. Thus, radioactive precipitations will fall not in the Russian Far East, but the Pacific Ocean.

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Swell.

Apr 14 08:51

North Korea Vows to Launch 'Preemptive Strike' in Case of Any US 'Provocation'

A representative of the North Korean General Staff said that Pyongyang will launch a "preemptive strike" in case of any US' "political, economic or military provocation."

"All political, economic and military provocational schemes will be decisively disrupted by a superpowerful response from our army and people," the statement cited by the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said.

Apr 14 08:50

BREAKING: U.S. Preparing A Pre-Emptive Strike Against North Korea

NBC News is reporting that the U.S. military is preparing for a pre-emptive military strike against North Korea if the nation continues with a test of a nuclear weapon.

Apr 14 08:50

Air China to suspend Beijing-Pyongyang flights - Chinese state TV

China's national airline, Air China, suspended flights from Beijing to the North Korean capital, Pyongyang, from late on Friday, Chinese state broadcaster CCTV said.

It did not say why the flights, which operate on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, were being suspended.

Apr 14 08:43

Why North Korea Needs Nukes - And How To End Them

Media say,
the United States may
or may not
kill a number of North Koreans
for this or that
or no good reason
but call North Korea
'the volatile and unpredictable regime'

Apr 14 08:19

Mike Pence heading to Seoul amid tensions with North Korea ...

(*Maybe this is the reason behind The Trump Armada . How else is he going to get anybody to listen to Pence ? )

Apr 13 19:58

Before attacking North Korea, please try everything else

By Grant Newsham April 12, 2017 12:07 PM (UTC+8)

The US has spent the past 25 years trying to concoct a formula that will get North Korea to relinquish its nuclear weapons program, while hoping China would help bring Pyongyang to heel.

With Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s recent statement that years of negotiations with North Korea have failed, it seems an American military response is no longer unthinkable — and in some quarters is seen as inevitable.

But the US still hasn’t played all its cards, and ought to before rolling the dice with a military strike. First, some stark reminders are in order.

Apr 13 17:09

Kim Jong Un Orders Immediate Evacuation Of Pyongyang

Reports in Russian newspaper Pravda Report claim more than 600,000 people – around 25 per cent of the city’s population – are being urgently evacuated, as tensions escalate between North Korea and the United States.

Apr 13 08:05

North Korea could conduct its sixth nuclear test as early as Saturday

North Korea may undertake more nuclear activity as early as Saturday in response to Washington's talk of pre-emptive strikes on the rogue nation and the strategic deployment of a U.S. aircraft carrier.

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North Korea isn't the rogue nation. The United States is!

And I notice that the corporate media is no longer allowing commenting on these obvious propaganda pieces!

Apr 13 07:32

WHY IT DOESN'T MATTER IF IRAN OR NORTH KOREA (OR ANYONE ELSE) HAS A NUCLEAR BOMB

Those that insist that Iraq's weapons of mass destruction were a threat that justified invasion, or that Iran's or North Korea's weapons of mass destruction are a threat that justifies new invasions, are in essence admitting that the US Government took $5 trillion of your money (over $17,000 from each of you alive today) in a gigantic swindle, because the $5 trillion nuclear deterrent isn't a deterrent after all, that it doesn't work, that nobody is really afraid of it, because they all know it was just a hoax to soak the American taxpayer for another several thousand dollars.

Was it all a hoax, Mr. Trump? Did the American people foot a $5 trillion bill in 1950s dollars for a deterrent system that isn't really a deterrent?

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Apr 13 04:14

Donald Trump Is NOT Bluffing – So What Happens If Kim Jong-Un Is Not Bluffing Either?

Donald Trump has repeatedly promised to “solve” the North Korean problem, and the North Koreans have repeatedly promised to use nuclear weapons in response to any attack by the U.S. military.

Apr 12 18:52

Report: Seal Team 6 is training to take out North Korea’s Kim Jong-un

The U.S. Navy Seal team that reportedly killed Osama bin Laden is now training to take out North Korean tyrant Kim Jong-un, according to a report that quotes South Korean media claims.

Apr 12 18:50

Report: Two N. Korean satellites are capable of delivering a surprise nuclear-EMP attack on U.S.

Two top-level intelligence experts conclude that although North Korea may not be capable of delivering a nuclear warhead to the Continental United States on an intercontinental ballistic missile, the communist country could possibly deliver a small satellite launched gravity well reentry warhead that would detonate at a specific altitude above the U.S. triggering a massive electromagnetic pulse designed to knock out critical life safety and support systems needed to sustain and control the general populace.

Apr 12 18:22

Mattis: Navy Strike Group Not Headed to North Korea for Any Reason

A Picard and Rivero palm to forehead moment!

With a US carrier strike group steaming toward North Korea, and top administration officials talking up the need for the US to “solve” North Korea, Russian officials today echoed a concern shared by a lot of people, that the US is about to unilaterally attack North Korea.

Defense Secretary James Mattis sought to downplay those concerns, however, insisting the carrier strike group is just in the western Pacific in general, and isn’t speeding rapidly toward the Korean Peninsula for any particular reason, and has nothing in mind when it gets there.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNsrK6P9QvI

Apr 12 17:41

USA Sends the Korean Peninsula a Submarine with 154 MISILES Tomahawk


The US Navy Group Deployed near the Korean coast could include at least one Ohio-type submarine with 154 Tomahawk missiles.

The Ohio nuclear submarine joined the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier group on April 9 in the waters off the Korean Peninsula, Russian source Lenta told a Russian security source familiar with the situation.

"We have our own data on the movements of US forces and submarine forces between them. At least one submersible is located in the western part of the Pacific Ocean in an area that allows the launching of missiles against targets in the territory of Korea Of the North, "said the portal's interlocutor.

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All that is needed is for the US to set off a nuclear weapon in the area, claim it was North Korea, and WW3 is ready to rock!

Apr 12 17:37

North Korea readies for war? Kim Jong-un orders evacuation of Pyongyang

Reportedly, Pyongyang's bomb shelters will not be able to accommodate the entire population of the North Korean capital. Therefore, 600,000 people - mostly individuals with criminal records - will have to leave Pyongyang to let others use bomb shelters.

It was also said that one modified Ohio type rocket carrier carrying 154 Tomahawk type missiles on board joined the US Navy deployed near the coast of the Korean Peninsula. The missile carrier is expected to arrive at the port of registration on April 18.

Apr 12 17:28

Kim Jong-Un ‘orders IMMEDIATE EVACUATION of Pyongyang’ as tensions with US escalate

NORTH Korea leader Kim Jong-un has reportedly ordered residents of the country’s capital Pyongyang to leave the city immediately, sparking fears he may be preparing for war.

Apr 12 17:27

North Korea Evacuates Capital Anticapation of US Strike

Apr 12 17:21

Xi advises Trump to be Peaceful

This guy sounds like a Statesman and he is to the point.

Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke on the phone with U.S. President Donald Trump Wednesday and emphasized that conflict on the Korean Peninsula has to be resolved through peaceful means, after Trump reiterated that he was ready to solve the North Korean nuclear issue on his own.

China's state-run broadcaster CCTV reported that Xi and Trump held a phone conversation Wednesday morning Asia time to discuss the situation on the Korean Peninsula and other matters of bilateral concern, five days after their summit last week. The CCTV report was issued shortly after the conversation.

Xi was reported to have told Trump, China adheres to the goal of the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and calls for peaceful means to resolve the problem in order to safeguard the peace and stability of the region.

Apr 12 16:07

Did Trump Just Get Woke?

Today he seemingly changed his mind on half a dozen of his most stridently held views, all at once. It’s almost as if the Gary Cohn-Steve Mnuchin-Wilbur Ross contingent within Mar-a-Lago North finally strapped him down and jacked him into a basic economic program, Matrix-style. He is now saying smart things about these topics and taking positions that are conducive to the continuity of America as the world’s lone super power and most critical reserve currency.

Apr 12 15:16

Kim Jong-Un ‘orders IMMEDIATE EVACUATION of Pyongyang’ as tensions with US escalate

NORTH Korea leader Kim Jong-un has reportedly ordered residents of the country’s capital Pyongyang to leave the city immediately, sparking fears he may be preparing for war.

Apr 12 15:13

China Warns North Korea Situation Has Hit "Tipping Point", Threatens "Never Before Seen" Measures

After warnings yesterday, and on the heels of a "very good call" with President Trump, China has escalated its threats to North Korea over its nuclear tests. In another Global Times op-ed, China warns "if the North makes another provocative move this month, the Chinese society will be willing to adopt severe restrictive measures that have never been seen before..."

Apr 12 14:31

New Jersey Air National Guard Deployment Augments Osan Capabilities

Airmen and aircraft assigned to the 119th Fighter Squadron from the New Jersey Air National Guard began a deployment here on Feb. 5.

The guardsmen, who are deployed from the 177th Fighter Wing at Atlantic City Air National Guard Base, are filling a theater security package at the request of U.S. Pacific Command and Pacific Air Forces, providing an opportunity to work with and train alongside active duty forces.

“In addition to the assigned PACAF objectives, we expect to successfully integrate into the mission employment exercise and validate our ability to conduct combat operations off station commensurate with our active duty counterparts,” said Lt. Col. Matthew Crill, 119th FS commander.

Apr 12 13:53

US WC-135 ‘Nuke Sniffer’ Arrives in Japan as World Watches Pyongyang

As tensions continue to simmer on the Korean Peninsula, due in part to North Korea’s continuous nuclear weapons development, a “nuke sniffing” US aircraft arrived at Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Japan on Friday.

Apr 12 12:27

Before attacking North Korea, please try everything else

The US has spent the past 25 years trying to concoct a formula that will get North Korea to relinquish its nuclear weapons program, while hoping China would help bring Pyongyang to heel.

With Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s recent statement that years of negotiations with North Korea have failed, it seems an American military response is no longer unthinkable — and in some quarters is seen as inevitable.

Apr 12 12:27

Navy SEAL team responsible for killing [someone who looked sort of like] Osama bin Laden 'is training alongside troops in South Korea preparing to "incapacitate" Kim Jong-un

A US Navy unit which killed Osama Bin Laden will be taking part in drills simulating removing North Korean despot Kim Jong-un from power.

Apr 12 12:05

Foreign journalists in North Korea told to prepare for 'big' event

Foreign journalists visiting North Korea have been told to prepare for a "big and important event" on Thursday, although there were no indications it was directly linked to tensions in the region over the isolated state's nuclear weapons program.

Around 200 foreign journalists are in Pyongyang as the country marks the 105th birth anniversary of its founding president Kim Il Sung on April 15, North Korea's biggest national day called "Day of the Sun".

Apr 12 12:02

Scott Adams: The North Korea Reframe

Prior U.S. presidents framed the North Korean nuclear program as a problem between the United States and North Korea, with China as an unhelpful third party with its own interests. That framing was weak and useless. North Korea did whatever it wanted to do.

President Trump recently changed the frame. Now it’s not so much a problem between the United States and North Korea as it is a branding battle between China and the U.S., with North Korea being the less-important part of the equation. President Trump has said clearly and repeatedly that if China doesn’t fix the problem in its own backyard, the USA will step in to do what China couldn’t get done.

See the power in that framing? China doesn’t want a weak “brand.”

Apr 12 11:19

Hardball Diplomacy: Why Trump's Show of Force Leaves Beijing Unimpressed

The Chinese have deployed upwards of 150,000 troops to the Yalu under the pretext they are all medical personnel,or at least that is what the idiots in dc want to believe.

The timing of Donald Trump's strike on Syria was aimed at sending a strong signal to Beijing, Malaysian geopolitical analyst Mathew Maavak told Sputnik. The geopolitical analyst explained why Trump's "hardball diplomacy" left the Chinese leadership unimpressed.
Surprisingly, Xi remained silent in response to the show of force.

"If the intention was to intimidate China over North Korea's nuclear sabre-rattling, then Beijing will likely raise the stakes by providing an additional economic lifeline to Pyongyang," the Malaysian analyst suggested."

Apr 12 09:53

Mattis: Navy Strike Group Not Headed to North Korea for Any Reason

With a US carrier strike group steaming toward North Korea, and top administration officials talking up the need for the US to “solve” North Korea, Russian officials today echoed a concern shared by a lot of people, that the US is about to unilaterally attack North Korea.

Defense Secretary James Mattis sought to downplay those concerns, however, insisting the carrier strike group is just in the western Pacific in general, and isn’t speeding rapidly toward the Korean Peninsula for any particular reason, and has nothing in mind when it gets there.

It’s hard to imagine that this highly publicized move is just a whim, and even harder to believe that it is just coincidental with President Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson both talking up the idea of unilateral US action against North Korea to end its nuclear weapons program.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

General Mattis, a word please.

Everything you are saying, regarding the trajectory of those ships apparently headed toward North Korea, makes utterly no sense, relative to Secretary of State Tillerson's and President Trump's recent statements regarding North Korea.

Apr 12 09:53

Candid photographs reveal care-free North Korean soldiers as country edges towards war with US (25 Pics)

They are the pride of their dictatorial ruler, and the men and women Kim Jong-un will rely upon to lay down their lives if Donald Trump chooses to strike.

But the threat of war doesn't stop the soldiers of North Korea's army from letting their hair down once in a while, as these pictures from the reclusive state show.

Apr 12 09:49

Russia Worried US Will Attack North Korea

With Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visiting Russia, Russia’s Foreign Ministry issued a statement confirming that they have a lot of problems with US foreign policy that they intend to bring up, and while Syria had long been expected to dominate that list, the statement insisted North Korea was Russia primary concern right now.

The statement said Russia was “extremely worried” that the United States might follow through on recent talk of imposing a unilateral military solution on the Korean Peninsula, saying they want to understand US intentions and how they are reconciled with the UN Security Council’s own statements on denuclearization in Korea.

With US warships heading to the Korean Peninsula, the Trump Administration has been treating North Korea as a bilateral issue between the US and China, insisting that either China will agree to “solve” North Korea for them, or that the US will do so itself.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Russia has every right to be worried, not only about a decap strike against Kim Jung On and his nuclear facilities, but what happens with North Korea in the aftermath of such a strike.

And I would suggest, politely to President Trump, that old, but true dictum holds here; those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.

And living on a hunk of rock with North Korea could potentially target and successfully hit, with one of their missiles, I am worried as well.

Apr 12 09:19

China Warns North Korea Situation Has Hit "Tipping Point", Threatens "Never Before Seen" Measures

After warnings yesterday, and on the heels of a "very good call" with President Trump, China has escalated its threats to North Korea over its nuclear tests. In another Global Times op-ed, China warns "if the North makes another provocative move this month, the Chinese society will be willing to adopt severe restrictive measures that have never been seen before..."

Apr 12 08:44

Report: China Considers Bombing North Korean Nuclear Sites

In a dramatic shift in policy that could seriously change future events, China has suggested it would bomb North Korea if it crosses their so-called “bottom line.” They even threatened North Korea’s nuclear program.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

China is afraid of "Mission creep" in a US invasion of North Korea. The precedent is Vietnam, which eventually included sending US forces illegally into Laos and Cambodia. So China is fortifying their border with North Korea and has issued this warning to make sure that what happens in North Korea STAYS in North Korea!

Apr 12 07:53

Trump Administration Preparing Options to Confront North Korea

Trump administration hostility toward Syria and North Korea risks potentially catastrophic war on two fronts, including possible use of nuclear weapons.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Apr 12 07:37

Source: Military Strike on North Korea Coming Soon

Apr 12 07:24

North Korea warns of nuclear strike if provoked; Trump 'armada' steams on

North Korean state media warned on Tuesday of a nuclear attack on the United States at any sign of American aggression, as a U.S. Navy strike group steamed toward the western Pacific - a force U.S. President Donald Trump described as an "armada".

Trump, who has urged China to do more to rein in its impoverished ally and neighbor, said in a Tweet that North Korea was "looking for trouble" and the United States would "solve the problem" with or without Beijing's help.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

North Korea looking for trouble? Excuse me, but who is steaming their "Armada" into whose territorial waters?!?

Apr 12 06:26

CHINA Refuses To Accept North Korean Coal Shipments – Opts To Take US Coal Instead.

When President Trump said he made a deal with China, it seems he did. It is a good deal for US coal miners! President Trump said he wanted to help the coal miners get back to work, and he has made just a deal that will do that. North Korean coal shipments have been turned away at Chinese ports, and some are sitting abandoned.

Apr 11 23:32

Iran the Destabilizer: A world in turmoil, thank you Mr. Trump!

Philip Giraldi • April 11, 2017

The real Donald Trump has been exposed. The man who promised a sensible and non-interventionist Middle Eastern policy and a reset with Moscow has now reneged on both pledges. His nitwit United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley has directly linked Russia and Syria for punishment by the omnipotent Leader of the Free World lest anyone be confused.

The unconscionable attack on Syria based on the usual unsubstantiated allegations has shifted the playing field dramatically, with the “new sheriff in town” apparently intent on proving he is a real man who can play hardball with the rest of them. Last week Syria was blamed by all and sundry in the Establishment for an alleged chemical weapons attack just two days after the White House backed away from the Obama Administration demand that President Bashar al-Assad be removed.

Apr 11 17:31

US will solve North Korea issue without China if it doesn't help: Donald Trump

United States President Donald Trump has said that it would be great if Chinadecided to help in solving the impending threat of a nuclear North Korea, but if it did not, then the United States would solve the problem without them.
"North Korea is looking for trouble. If China decides to help, that would be great. If not, we will solve the problem without them! U.S.A," Trump tweeted.

Apr 11 11:23

Jackson Browne - Lives in The Balance

Apr 11 10:44

NORTH KOREA STATE MEDIA WARNS OF NUCLEAR STRIKE IF PROVOKED AS U.S. WARSHIPS APPROACH

North Korean state media warned on Tuesday of a nuclear attack on the United States at any sign of American aggression as a U.S. Navy strike group steamed toward the western Pacific.

U.S. President Donald Trump, who has urged China to do more to rein in its impoverished neighbor, said in a Tweet that North Korea was "looking for trouble" and the United States would "solve the problem" with or without China's help.

Tension has escalated sharply on the Korean peninsula, with talk of military action by the United States gaining traction following its strikes last week against Syria and amid concerns the reclusive North may soon conduct a sixth nuclear test.

North Korea's official Rodong Sinmun newspaper said the country was prepared to respond to any aggression by the United States.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

To China's President Xi Jingping and America's President Trump; gentlemen, a word, please.

What you both need to do, rather than rattling sabres at North Korea, is to get that country's leadership back to the negotiation table, and offer then a true peace treaty, with guarantees on trade, to replace the existing Armistice, with the quid pro quo that North Korea drops its nuclear weapons program to sign on to such a peace treaty.

Of course, such an invitation for peace, rather than the potential for nuclear war, would be ...logical, which means that the White House, State Department, and Pentagon will instantly dismiss it.

And right now, gentlemen, living on a spot that potentially could get hit by a North Korean missile (lobbed from an North Korean submarine), color me more than a little nervous at current American foreign policy toward North Korea at the moment. (Yes, I know; more calcium/magnesium!)

But given the current, and rapid, uptick in tensions, this standoff between North Korea and the US government is about as serious as a heart attack.

Apr 11 10:06

North Korea vows response to 'reckless' US Navy move

North Korea denounced the US deployment of a naval strike group to the region Tuesday, warning it is ready for "war" as Washington tightens the screws on the nuclear-armed state.

The strike group -- which includes the Nimitz-class aircraft supercarrier USS Carl Vinson -- cancelled a planned trip to Australia this weekend, heading to the Korean peninsula instead in a show of force.

"This goes to prove that the US reckless moves for invading the DPRK have reached a serious phase," a spokesman for the North's foreign ministry said according to state news agency KCNA.

Apr 11 09:33

Global Tensions Nudge Gold Higher

Gold is bumping up against the 200-day moving average this morning, as geopolitical tensions remain supportive. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is on his way to Russia, where the Syrian situation is likely to be high on the agenda. Tillerson has been aggressive in his comments on Russian compliance in the Syrian chemical attack. The U.S. battle group sailing towards the Koran peninsula has created warnings from North Korea of catastrophic consequences. Capital has flowed into the yen as the perceived safe haven carry trade and the weakening of the dollar has also lent some support to the metals complex.

Apr 11 09:25

President Trump Tweets To The American People, Letting Us Know He Is Two Steps Ahead Of North Korea

President Trump is tweeting again, showing he is two steps ahead of North Korea. He knows exactly what he is doing, and he has his strategy neatly in place. You have to connect China to North Korea, as China has the power to make or break North Korea. During this fragile time China needs an incentive to reign in the out of control Lil’ Kim. He is not only out of control now, he has never been in control of his senses. He is a nuclear war waiting to happen.

President Donald Trump said in a note on Twitter on Tuesday that he told China's President Xi Jinping that Beijing would get a better trade deal with Washington if it helped solve the U.S. problem with North Korea. That is definitely the winning strategy in dealing with China: trade deals!

Apr 11 09:07

Leon Panetta talks Russia, Syria, and the "red line" in North Korea

Panetta also weighed in on North Korea, and what would be a “red line” in that deteriorating situation. After noting that April 15 is the birthday of the nation’s founder and that they tend to do something “provocative” on that day, he went on discuss the one thing he thinks the U.S. couldn’t tolerate.

“[The real concern here would be that as they continue to develop their ICBM capacity that they try to test an ICBM,” Panetta said. “And that they’re crazy enough to put a miniaturized nuclear weapon at the top of that ICBM in order to test it. Not necessarily to attack but to test it. I think if we see that, if intelligence presents that kind of scenario, that would be very dangerous in terms of the United States in that region and I think would indeed cross the line in dealing with North Korea.”

Apr 11 08:41

Syria and North Korea: Two Steps in Trump's War on China?

According to American media, the Donald Trump Administration has sent an aircraft carrier battle group to the Korean coast. Reuters has cited a source in the White House asserting that, in so doing, the US is responding to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s nuclear program’s ballistic missile testing. Naturally, the question arises: does the White House not want to repeat what has been done in Syria in the case with North Korea? Let’s discuss this.

I originally argued that one of the key objectives of the attack on Syria was a show of force for Trump’s negotiations with Xi Jinping, who was in the US at the time. Of course, the domestic political situation as well as the desire to reverse the situation in the Syrian conflict and demonstrate a show of force to Russia also played a role, but let us once and for all abandon the idea that the world revolves around us. There’s no need to turn into Ukrainians.

Apr 11 05:38

North Korea Threatens U.S. With Nuclear Attack At Any Sign Of Pre-Emptive Strike

With the USS Carl Vinson carrier group steaming toward the Korean peninsula for what some speculate may be to launch a "decapitation" strike on the Kim Jong-Un regime, on Tuesday North Korean state media threatened the US with a nuclear attack at any sign of a U.S. pre-emptive strike, and warned it is ready for "war" as Washington tightened the screws on the nuclear-armed state.

Apr 10 15:45

Trump orders his generals 'give me options for taking out Kim's nukes' and tells military to prepare to 'remove North Korean threat'

President Trump has asked advisers to be ready with a list of 'options' to put an end to North Korea's nuclear threat.

Lieutenant General H. R. McMaster said on Sunday that the Commander in Chief has put his security team on notice as a U.S. carrier strike group heads for the region.

He did not say what options Trump will be presented with, though many believe pre-emptive strikes will be among them.

Apr 10 14:07

150,000 Chinese troops deployed to N. Korean border: Paper

While the catalyst is unclear, it appears the market dropped as headlines of further sanctions against Russia appeared and reports of China deploying 150,000 troops to its North Korea border.

Apr 10 14:04

North Korean video targets, D.C., Colorado Springs, Los Angeles, and Hawaii for nuclear strike

A video that has been in circulation for at least 3-years has resurfaced and is making its rounds on the Intertubes after it was reposted by the SuperSation95 FM Radio’s YouTube channel Monday.

Apr 10 12:44

Trump orders his generals 'give me options for taking out Kim's nukes' and tells military to prepare to 'remove North Korean threat'

President Trump has asked advisers to be ready with a list of 'options' to put an end to North Korea's nuclear threat.

Lieutenant General H. R. McMaster said on Sunday that the Commander in Chief has put his security team on notice as a U.S. carrier strike group heads for the region.

He did not say what options Trump will be presented with, though many believe pre-emptive strikes will be among them.

Apr 10 12:05

Scott Adams: Trusting Your Government in a Time of War

President Trump’s critics and supporters agree on one thing: Our new president has a history of “stretching” the truth whenever there is some advantage in doing so, and sometimes even when there is not. You might say he is famous for playing loose with the facts. We all expect a high degree of “hyperbole” from President Trump, to put it kindly. He gets away with it because barely-enough Americans believe his intentions are in line with America’s best interests.

The odd exception to our universal understanding of President Trump’s mode of operation is his claim that he is totally certain Assad was responsible for the chemical attack on his own people last week. The President’s critics and most of his supporters believe President Trump when he suggests that our military can track any plane in Syria and know what that plane did to whom.

Do you believe that?

Apr 10 12:03

South Korean Paper Reports China Has Deployed 150,000 Troops To North Korea Border

While the catalyst is unclear, it appears the market dropped as headlines of further sanctions against Russia appeared and reports of China deploiying 150,000 troops to its North Korea border.

According to Korean news agency Chosun, the "Chinese army has deployed about 150,000 troops to the North Korean border in two groups to prepare for unforeseen circumstances." The reason: the prospect of "military options", such as preemptive attacks on North Korea, like the one the United States launched on Syria.

More Google translated:

As the United States announced its independent North Korean behavior and moved the United States Navy's nuclear-powered Calvinus (CVN-70) carrier class to Singapore, the Chinese army has deployed about 150,000 troops in two groups to prepare for unforeseen circumstances.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF, in fact, these reports from the Korean agency Chosun, are true, the "message" he gave Chinese President Xi Jinping, by coordinating the strike against Syria right at the very moment President Jinping was his guest at Mar A Lago, was utterly the wrong one.

I don't know what the Vegas odds are for a US-driven war with China over North Korea right now, but I would say, they are probably no looking to shabby right now.

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