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BREAKING: North Korea says latest missile launch prelude to Guam attack

North Korea has said that an attack on Guam is back on the table.

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North Korea has issued a statement saying that yesterday’s missile launch which saw a f Hwasong-12 medium-range ballistic missile fly over Japan was merely a “prelude” to an attack on Guam.

According to North Korean media, as cited by Sputnik, the missile launch was,

“…the first step of the military operation of the (Korean People’s Army) in the Pacific and a meaningful prelude to containing Guam”.

North Korea had previously threatened to attack the American island of Guam located in the Pacific ocean earlier this month.

Today, Donald Trump once again reiterated that military options against North Korea remain on the table for the United States.

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Pack your kit and go home USA,then all will be fine,easy!

Jeffrey Spinner
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You would think right? The latest and greatest excuse the Japanese and US militaries have for not shooting down the NK missile is: (sic) they were caught off guard. I shit you not. “Neither the Japanese military, nor the US Pacific Navy, which is on a high state of preparedness, made any effort to shoot down the missile, even when it crossed Japanese air space for the first time. ” “Military sources say Kim had evidently caught them all napping and showed up Washington and Tokyo as short of answers for North Korean missile and nuclear advances.” Hahahahhahahahahahaha! That sounds… Read more »

ruca
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ruca

Caught off guard. Perhaps they pressed the wrong red button. More sushi coming up.

Jeffrey Spinner
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Jeffrey Spinner

More like they had to pull out of their subordinate…but I think that’s just a second attempt NOT to admit they couldn’t shoot it down. Remember, the US demoncracy is now populated by bluffing poker players with affirmative action personnel. There is no longer a meritocracy, so now, when being able to do your job or create tech to help you survive is impossible, whoopsie you’re dead if your bluff is called. In every current level, the US gov’t is being challenged domestically and overseas, and are failing the test…only NOW has everyone noticed, it was all smoke and mirrors.… Read more »

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Jeffrey Spinner
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Jeffrey Spinner

hehe, if I removed my teeth and were a teenager again, I could make way more money than that Mary just with my mouth!

Google has been demonitizing ALL speech that doesn’t correspond with the gov’t and deep state propaganda. It’s about to go the way of MySpace. Google can’t pay for shit, given the number of refunds to now former advertisers and the flight of all advertisement, but gov’t shill companies run by the CIA.

You are too funny there Mary. Bloody Mary.

Freethinking Влади́мир
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Freethinking Влади́мир

NK gets weirder by the day.

Jeffrey Spinner
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Jeffrey Spinner

Uh, look at the video of the Japanese and US politicos…they are crapping in their pants. I’ve never seen them so transparently afraid and trying not to look so, than they have yesterday and today.

What are we NOT being told? What’s really the risk?

7.62x54r
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The US-SK invasion rehearsals that are purposely not well-covered by the Western Media are very large. This is the NK pushback against the US increasing its military presence in SK-Japan operations.

Le Ruscino
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Le Ruscino

This is not weird at all. The US defence system failed to shoot down an NK missile flying over Japan – heads are rolling right now. The Emperor has no clothes which you get and Russia & China want US to learn humility – nothing weird here at all except that the US dare not attack NK and has to learn diplomacy to back down. The rub is that the US Dollar is backed by the Military and nothing else – Chinese want the US Dollar to pass without War to the Chinese Dollar. All part of the game of… Read more »

Le Ruse
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Le Ruse

Reality ???comment image

Jeffrey Spinner
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Jeffrey Spinner

NO. I think this is real, and the world has finally got the US’ number and they are gonna finally do to the hegemonic US what they’ve done to wedding parties, and funeral processions throughout the ME: Strike them and wipe them out. If you think NOT, look at the body language and facial expressions of the 2 bad actors of the last 100 years: Japan’s Abe and turds, and the US’ Trump and turds. They are afraid. I’ve never seen them this poorly acting like everything is alright. It’s there for all to see. Look. This is NOT just… Read more »

Daisy Adler
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Daisy Adler

Two crazies shouting at each other over the Pacific Pond.

Vtran
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Vtran

Testing U$ ameeican / Pro u$ amereican defenses …… None found ….

Only more Bullshyte

Daisy Adler
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Daisy Adler

North Koreans are not dumb (highest average IQ in the world – 106), they have been watching what the US did to the countries America doesn’t like , countries unable to defend themselves against the US fire power, like Serbia, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya. … Countries destroyed, their leaders killed. If NK makes such big noise, is to tell the US and to the world “We are going to defend ourselves and have the means of doing it”. It is for deterrence purpose. The only reason Kim isn’t dead, like Saddam, Milosevic and Qaddafi, and the country flattened by US bombs,… Read more »

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Putin's baby

Good for you Kim, show the middle finger to those warmongering rednecks…

Putin's baby
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Putin's baby

Gee, where are the redneck trolls? Fixing their “bug outs”? ho ho ho

stevek9
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stevek9

This is a bit hysterical. I think N. Korea is showing they could attack Guam.

Shahna
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If you want to report official NK state press releases – WOULD YOU PLEASE PROVIDE THE PRESS RELEASE so we can know the context as well as the flat statement that may or may not be fact?

Specially after yesterday Trump was saying “All options are on the table” and today he’s twittering “Talking is not the answer.”

And I’m smelling the stink of Saddam’s WMD in all this shìte!

richardstevenhack
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So much for the “tensions are easing” stories of last week, eh? Told everyone it was temporary.

People need to stop trying to interpret every little lull in the news cycle as a positive development. Foreign affairs don’t work that way.

Ian Shears
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The appropriate response is to pack up the US military and return home from all areas near NK. Remove THAAD. Send in Mr Tillerson with a sleeping bag and rations plus telephone to negotiate in good faith a ceasefire – with Mr Tillerson authorised by Congress/President to sign – and set up a bilateral trading arrangement based on Nicki Haley’s statement to the UN that the US withdraws unilaterally from sanctions and moves that the UN raises all sanctions and provides 100 million US dollars (in gold) to compensate for past wrongs done to NK. It is just ‘too easy’.… Read more »

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BARR: No collusion by any Americans

Trump never used his powers to interfere with Mueller, and thus had no “corrupt intent” in the matter.

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Attorney General Barr found no one in the Trump campaign colluded with “Russia” to meddle in the 2016 US election.

A devastating blow to Democrats and their mainstream media stenographers.

Trump reacted immediately…

Via RT…

With the full report on special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into claims President Donald Trump colluded with Russia about to be released, Attorney General William Barr is giving a press conference about its findings.

Barr maintains the allegation that the Russian government made efforts to interfere in the election through the Internet Research Agency, an alleged Kremlin-control “troll farm”, as well as “hacking efforts” by the Russian intelligence agency GRU.

The bottom line, Barr says, is that Mueller has found Russia tried to interfere in the election, but “no American” helped it.

Barr explained the White House’s interaction with the Mueller report, whether Trump used executive privilege to block any of its contents from release, as well as on how the Justice Department chose which bits of the 400-page paper to redact.

On the matter of obstruction of justice, Barr said he and his deputy Rod Rosenstein have reviewed Mueller’s evidence and “legal theories”, and found that there is no evidence to show Trump tried to disrupt the investigation.

He said Trump never used his powers to interfere with Mueller, and thus had no “corrupt intent” in the matter.

Most of the redactions in the report were made to protect ongoing investigations and personal information of “peripheral third parties”.

Barr said that no-one outside the Justice Department took part in the redacting process or saw the unredacted version, except for the intelligence community, which was given access to parts of it to protect sources.

Trump did not ask to make any changes to Mueller’s report, Barr said.

Trump’s personal counsel was given access to the redacted report before its release.

A number of Trump-affiliated people, as well as Russian nationals, have been indicted, charged or put on trial by Mueller over the course of the past two years, but none for election-related conspiracy. Still, Democrats in Congress as well as numerous establishment media personalities have been insisting that Barr, a Trump pick for AG office, is somehow “spinning” its findings in order to protect and exonerate Trump, and are calling to see the full report as soon as possible.

They have equally condemned Barr’s decision to hold a news conference before the report is release, claiming he is trying to shape the public perception in Trump’s favor.

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Moscow’s Strategy: To Win Everywhere, Every Time

The main feature of Moscow’s approach is to find areas of common interest with its interlocutor and to favor the creation of trade or knowledge exchange.

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Authored by Federico Pieraccini via The Strategic Culture Foundation:


Important events have occurred in the Middle East and North Africa in recent weeks that underline how the overall political reconfiguration of the region is in full swing. The Shia axis continues its diplomatic relations and, following Rouhani’s meeting in Baghdad, it was the turn of Adil Abdul-Mahdi to be received in Tehran by the highest government and religious authorities. Among the many statements released, two in particular reveal the high level of cooperation between the two countries, as well as demonstrating how the Shia axis is in full bloom, carrying significant prospects for the region. Abdul-Mahdi also reiterated that Iraq will not allow itself to be used as a platform from which to attack Iran: “Iraqi soil will not be allowed to be used by foreign troops to launch any attacks against Iran. The plan is to export electricity and gas for other countries in the region.”

Considering that these two countries were mortal enemies during Saddam Hussein’s time, their rapprochement is quite a (geo)political miracle, owing much of its success to Russia’s involvement in the region. The 4+1 coalition (Russia, Iran, Iraq, Syria plus Hezbollah) and the anti-terrorism center in Baghdad came about as a result of Russia’s desire to coordinate all the allied parties in a single front. Russia’s military support of Syria, Iraq and Hezbollah (together with China’s economic support) has allowed Iran to begin to transform the region such that the Shia axis can effectively counteract the destabilizing chaos unleashed by the trio of the US, Saudi Arabia and Israel.

One of the gaps to be filled in the Shia axis lies in Lebanon, which has long experienced an internal conflict between the many religious and political currents in the country. The decision by Washington to recognize the Golan Heights as part of Israel pushed the Lebanese president, Michel Aoun, to make an important symbolic visit to Moscow to meet with President Putin.

Once again, the destabilizing efforts of the Saudis, Israelis and Americans are having the unintended effect of strengthening the Shia axis. It seems that this trio fails to understood how such acts as murdering Khashoggi, using civilian planes to hide behind in order to conduct bombing runs in Syria, recognizing the occupied territories like the Golan Heights – how these produce the opposite effects to the ones desired.

The supply of S-300 systems to Syria after the downing of the Russian reconnaissance plane took place as a result of Tel Aviv failing to think ahead and anticipate how Russia may respond.

What is surprising in Moscow’s actions is the versatility of its diplomacy, from the deployment of the S-300s in Syria, or the bombers in Iran, to the prompt meetings with Netanyahu in Moscow and Mohammad bin Salman at the G20. The ability of the Russian Federation to mediate and be present in almost every conflict on the globe restores to the country the international stature that is indispensable in counterbalancing the belligerence of the United States.

The main feature of Moscow’s approach is to find areas of common interest with its interlocutor and to favor the creation of trade or knowledge exchange. Another military and economic example can be found in a third axis; not the Shia or Saudi-Israeli-US one but the Turkish-Qatari one. In Syria, Erdogan started from positions that were exactly opposite to those of Putin and Assad. But with decisive military action and skilled diplomacy, the creation of the Astana format between Iran, Turkey and Russia made Turkey and Qatar publicly take the defense of Islamist takfiris and criminals in Idlib. Qatar for its part has a two-way connection with Turkey, but it is also in open conflict with the Saudi-Israeli axis, with the prospect of abandoning OPEC within a few weeks. This situation has allowed Moscow to open a series of negotiations with Doha on the topic of LNG, with these two players controlling most of the LNG on the planet. It is evident that also the Turkish-Qatari axis is strongly conditioned by Moscow and by the potential military agreements between Turkey and Russia (sale of S-400) and economic and energy agreements between Moscow and Doha.

America’s actions in the region risks combining the Qatari-Turkish front with the Shia axis, again thanks to Moscow’s skilful diplomatic work. The recent sale of nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia, together with the withdrawal from the JCPOA (the Iranian nuclear agreement), has created concern and bewilderment in the region and among Washington’s allies. The act of recognizing the occupied Golan Heights as belonging to Israel has brought together the Arab world as few events have done in recent times. Added to this, Trump’s open complaints about OPEC’s high pricing of oil has forced Riyadh to start wondering out aloud whether to start selling oil in a currency other than the dollar. This rumination was quickly denied, but it had already been aired. Such a decision would have grave implications for the petrodollar and most of the financial and economic power of the United States.

If the Shia axis, with Russian protection, is strengthened throughout the Middle East, the Saudi-Israel-American triad loses momentum and falls apart, as seen in Libya, with Haftar now one step closer in unifying the country thanks to the support of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, France and Russia, with Fayez al-Sarraj now abandoned by the Italians and Americans awaiting his final defeat.

While the globe continues its multipolar transformation, the delicate balancing role played by Russia in the Middle East and North Africa is emphasized. The Venezuelan foreign minister’s recent visit to Syria shows how the front opposed to US imperialist bullying is not confined to the Middle East, with countries in direct or indirect conflict with Washington gathering together under the same protective Sino-Russian umbrella.

Trump’s “America First” policy, coupled with the conviction of American exceptionalism, is driving international relations towards two poles rather than multipolar ones, pushing China, Russia and all other countries opposed to the US to unite in order to collectively resist US diktats.

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Nigel Farage stuns political elite, as Brexit Party and UKIP surge in polls (Video)

The Duran Quick Take: Episode 144.

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The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris take a look at Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party’s stunning rise in the latest UK polls, which show Tory support splintering and collapsing to new lows. Theresa May’s Brexit debacle has all but destroyed the Conservative party, which is now seeing voters turn to UKIP and The Brexit Party.

Corbyn’s Labour Party is not finding much favor from UK voters either, as anger over how Britain’s two main parties conspired to sell out the country to EU globalists, is now being voiced in various polling data ahead of EU Parliament elections.

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The Guardian reports Tories Hit by New Defections and Slump in Opinion Polls as Party Divide Widens.

The bitter fallout from Brexit is threatening to break the Tory party apart, as a Europhile former cabinet minister Stephen Dorrell on Sunday announces he is defecting to the independent MPs’ group Change UK, and a new opinion poll shows Conservative support plummeting to a five-year low as anti-EU parties surge.

The latest defections come as a new Opinium poll for the Observer shows a dramatic fall in Tory support in the past two weeks and a surge for anti-EU parties. The Conservatives have fallen by six percentage points to 29% compared to a fortnight ago. It is their worst position since December 2014. Labour is up one point on 36% while Ukip is up two points on 11%.

Even more alarmingly for the Tories, their prospects for the European elections appear dire. Only 17% of those certain to vote said they would choose the Conservatives in the European poll, while 29% would back Labour, and 25% either Ukip (13%) or Nigel Farage’s new Brexit party (12%).

YouGov Poll

A more recent YouGov Poll looks even worse for the Tories

In the YouGov poll, UKIP and BREX total 29%.

Polls Volatile

Eurointellingence has these thoughts on the polls.

We have noted before that classic opinion polls at a time like this are next to useless. But we found an interesting constituency-level poll, by Electoral Calculus, showing for the first time that Labour would get enough constituency MPs to form a minority government with the support of the SNP. This is a shift from previous such exercises, which predicted a continuation of the status quo with the Tories still in command.

This latest poll, too, is subject to our observation of massively intruding volatility. It says that some of the Tory’s most prominent MPs would be at risk, including Amber Rudd and Iain Duncan-Smith. And we agree with the bottom-line analysis of John Curtice, the pollster, who said the abrupt fall in support for Tories is due entirely to their failure to have delivered Brexit on time.

The Tories are facing two electoral tests in May – local elections on May 2 and European elections on May 23. Early polls are show Nigel Farage’s new Brexit party shooting up, taking votes away from the Tories. If European elections were held, we would expect the Brexit party to come ahead of the Tories. Labour is rock-solid in the polls, but Labour unity is at risk as the pro-referendum supporters want Jeremy Corbyn to put the second referendum on the party’s manifesto.

Tory Labour Talks

The Tory/Labour talks on a compromise have stalled, but are set to continue next week with three working groups: on security, on environmental protection, and on workers’ rights. A separate meeting is scheduled between Philip Hammond and John McDonnell, the chancellor and shadow chancellor. The big outstanding issue is the customs union. Theresa May has not yet moved on this one. We noted David Liddington, the effective deputy prime minister, saying that the minimum outcome of the talks would be an agreed and binding decision-making procedure to flush out all options but one in a series of parliamentary votes.

May’s task is to get at least half of her party on board for a compromise. What makes a deal attractive to the Tories is that May would resign soon afterwards, giving enough time for the Tory conference in October to select a successor before possible elections in early 2020.

This relative alignment of interests is why we would not rule out a deal – either on an agreed joint future relationship, or at least on a method to deliver an outcome.

Customs Union

A customs union, depending on how it is structured, would likely be worse than remaining. The UK would have to abide by all the EU rules and regulations without having any say.

Effectively, it will not be delivering Brexit.

Perhaps May’s deal has a resurrection.

Mike “Mish” Shedlock

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