North Korea Says “Trump Declared War”, Threatens To Shoot Down US Jets

North Korea Says “Trump Declared War”, Threatens To Shoot Down US Jets:

Having raged at President Trump’s “suicide mission” on Saturday, North Korea’s foreign minister Ri Yong Ho called for an impromptu press conference this morning following President Trump’s extended travel ban, in which the diplomat said that Trump’s recent tweet that DPRK’s leadership would not be around much longer amounted to “a declaration of war” and added that North Korea has “every right to take countermeasures against the United States,  including to shoot down American jets outside the DPRK’s airspace” as part of its right to self-defense under the United Nations charter.

“The UN Charter acknowledges member states’ right of self-defense,” Ri said outside a hotel near the UN headquarters on Monday. “As the United States has declared a war, even though its strategic bombers don’t cross our border, we will come to own all rights to respond for self-defense including shooting down its planes at any time.

The whole world should clearly remember it was the U.S. who first declared war on our country,” Ri added as he was leaving the United Nations after a week of General Assembly meetings in New York.

“Since the United States declared war on our country, we will have every right to make countermeasures, including the right to shoot down United States strategic bombers even when they are not inside the airspace border of our country.”

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Russia Blames US For Death Of Top General In Syria

Russia Blames US For Death Of Top General In Syria:

Shortly after Russia disclosed on Sunday that a top Russian military commander, Lieutenant General Valery Asapov – who was serving as one of Russia’s “military advisers” in Syria – was fatally wounded by an exploding shell in a mortar attack by ISIS terrorists, on Monday the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said that the “two-faced policy” of the United States was to blame for the death of the Russian General in Syria.

“The death of the Russian commander is the price, the bloody price, for two-faced American policy in Syria,” Ryabkov told reporters, according to RIA.

The Russian Defense Ministry said on Sunday that Asapov had been killed by Islamic State shelling near Deir al-Zor; his death was revealed around the time Moscow disclosed what it said was photographic evidence showing US special operations located at Islamic State positions in Syria. 

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Russia Releases Photos Showing US Special Ops At ISIS Positions In Syria

Russia Releases Photos Showing US Special Ops At ISIS Positions In Syria:

The Russian Defense Ministry has released aerial images allegedly showing ISIS, the SDF, and US special forces working side-by-side on the battlefield against Syrian and Russian forces in Dier ez-Zor, Syria.

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Monitors: US Airstrikes Have Killed 2,617 Civilians in Syria

Monitors: US Airstrikes Have Killed 2,617 Civilians in Syria:

(ANTIWAR.COM) — While the official Pentagon reports on civilian deaths claim far fewer deaths, NGOs have been consistently documenting a massive number of civilian bystanders killed in America’s air war in Iraq and Syria.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights put the total at 2,617 civilians killed in US-led strikes just in Syria. This included 615 children and 443 women. It also doesn’t include the much larger tolls believed to have been inflicted in Iraq.

The Pentagon has put the overall toll closer to 700 civilians killed across both countries, and they also reckon a large majority in Iraq. Within Syria, the largest number of civilians were killed in Raqqa, but it also includes civilians slain in Manbij, as well as elsewhere around the country.

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BREAKING: Russia Releases Photos Claiming to Show US Spec Ops Equipment in ISIS Positions in Syria

BREAKING: Russia Releases Photos Claiming to Show US Spec Ops Equipment in ISIS Positions in Syria:

Aerial images were recently released that appear to show U.S. Special Operations Forces and their equipment embedded in ISIS positions in Syria.

H/t reader squodgy:

“The US up to no good again.
They can never be trusted.”

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Israel Strikes Damascus After Syrian Missile Defense Fires On Aircraft – #WW3

Israel Strikes Damascus After Syrian Missile Defense Fires On Aircraft

For the third time in as many weeks Israel has reportedly bombed positions inside Syria. Syrian state media along with multiple regional outlets showed fires burning at a facility near the Damascus international airport in the early hours of Friday. Israeli newspaper Haaretz reports that like with previous attacks, Israel jets fired from over Lebanese airspace. But it appears the latest exchange was part of a tit-for-tat exchange of fire between Syria and Israel in a situation that continues to dangerously escalate. 

Multiple reports are circulating that the Israeli attack was initiated after Syria’s aerial defense missile system engaged and fired on an Israeli aircraft in the area. Video of what purports to show Syrian missiles firing on the aircraft circulated widely in Syrian social media and was picked up by Lebanese and Israeli news outlets. Early reports indicate that an Israeli drone was likely the target.

It appears that Israel’s attack came in response to Syria’s engaging the unidentified aircraft – though it’s unclear if the target was hit. This latest incident is unique for the fact that Syria quickly publicized that its missile defense system engaged the Israeli target. 

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Are We Really Capable Of Shooting Down North Korean Missiles?

The first questions to ask are:

Are North Korean missiles able to reach us and is North Korean guidance technology able to hit a target over a greater distance?

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Are We Really Capable Of Shooting Down North Korean Missiles?

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Russia To Strike Immediately US-backed Forces If They Try To Attack Government Forces Near Deir Ezzor: Russian MoD – #WW3

Russia To Strike Immediately US-backed Forces If They Try To Attack Government Forces Near Deir Ezzor – Russian MoD:

Russia has officially informed the United States via a special communications channel that Russian forces will strike immediately US-backed forces if they attack or shell Syrian or Russian task forces operating near Deir Ezzor city, Russia Defense Ministry Spokesman Igor Konashenkov said on Thursday.

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Federal Reserve Sets the Stage for Global Economic Disaster (Video)

Federal Reserve Sets the Stage for Global Economic Disaster (Video):

Easy money, the cure to the ‘Great Recession”, is now clogging the system and preventing a lot of small business owners and entrepreneurs from finding success. The size and scope of these assets bubbles haven’t been seen since the Great Depression and now the Fed will start tightening the money supply…This ain’t gonna end well, folks.

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Source: The Federal Reserve Is Setting America up for Economic Disaster

H/t reader squodgy:

“Years ago I recall, I read an article regarding the coming collapse, in which the writer explained it will be a steady, protracted roll down the hill, during which Governments will increase their control of population through fear.

Hmmm.”

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Israel Just Launched A Containerized Ballistic Missile From The Deck Of A Ship

Israel Just Launched A Containerized Ballistic Missile From The Deck Of A Ship:

Though the concept has yet to find its big break, defense contractors continue to expand on the idea of highly mobile weapon systems that meet the size and weight restrictions of standard shipping containers. Now, Israel has tested such a system and says it has buyers already in line.

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Trump Wants July 4th Military Parade Down Pennsylvania Avenue

Trump Wants July 4th Military Parade Down Pennsylvania Avenue:

“But I came back [from France] and one of my early calls was I think we’re going to have to start looking at that ourselves.  So, we’re actually thinking about 4th of July, Pennsylvania Avenue, having a really great parade to show our military strength.”

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In “Warning To Pyongyang”, B-1B Bombers, F-35s Hold Mock Bombing Drills

In “Warning To Pyongyang”, B-1B Bombers, F-35s Hold Mock Bombing Drills:

A day after US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley admitted that with the latest round of sanctions the Security Council has just about reached the limits of China’s and Russia’s tolerance – and that the US will now need to explore other diplomatic, and possibly military, options, US forces joined with their South Korea counterparts for another “show of strength” meant for North Korea.

Both Haley and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson appeared on the Sunday talk shows to stress – using language that’s ringing increasingly hollow – that the administration wouldn’t hesitate to authorize a military response to the North should diplomacy fail. (What diplomacy?????)

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Soldiers drafted in and extra armed police on the streets as Theresa May raises terror level to CRITICAL after ISIS claim Tube bucket-bomb attack was carried out by a cell of several jihadis

Soldiers drafted in and extra armed police on the streets as Theresa May raises terror level to CRITICAL after ISIS claim Tube bucket-bomb attack was carried out by a cell of several jihadis:

Soldiers will replace police at key locations out of public view so more armed police can go onto the streets 

H/t reader squodgy:

“So, here we are again. No self respecting terrorist organisation would possibly want to be associated with the apparent ‘heath robinson’ half arsed ‘bomb’ used in this case.
Also, it must be pointed out, whichever “patsy” they blame this time, will NEVER be tried in open court, only in a closed “Hearing” the truth about which, we shall NEVER know, and the media will do as they’re told.”

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JAMES WESLEY RAWLES: After the Financial Crisis, Hunger Will Be the Biggest Problem (Video) – #WW3

An older video, but hunger and access to clean water will be very big problems.

Financial collapse & hyperinflation > civil war > WW3

H/t reader squodgy:

“Preppers beware…..”

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Nearly 60% Of Americans Support ‘Military Action’ Against North Korea

Nearly 60% Of Americans Support ‘Military Action’ Against North Korea:

…more specifically, 58% say they would favor taking military action against North Korea if economic and diplomatic efforts fail to achieve the United States’ goals..

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Syria’s President Exposed A Flaw In US Foreign Policy That No One Wants To Talk About

Syria’s President Exposed A Flaw In US Foreign Policy That No One Wants To Talk About:

In an interview with RT in 2015, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad uttered perhaps one of his most intriguing statements since the Syrian conflict erupted in 2011. Assad stated:

“Western propaganda has, from the very beginning, been about the cause of the problem being the president. Why? Because they want to portray the whole problem in Syria lies in one individual; and consequently the natural reaction for many people is that, if the problem lies in one individual, that individual should not be more important than the entire homeland. So let that individual go and things will be alright. That’s how they oversimplify things in the West.”  [emphasis added]

He continued:

Notice what happened in the Western media since the coup in Ukraine. What happened? President Putin was transformed from a friend of the West to a foe and, yet again, he was characterized as a tsar…This is Western propaganda. They say that if the president went things will get better. [emphasis added]

Putting aside Assad’s vast and extensive list of war crimes and crimes against humanity, Assad highlighted one of the major flaws in Western thinking regarding America’s hostile policies toward a number of independent states.

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U.S. Air Force sprays deadly nerve agent onto Texas populace to combat mosquitoes

U.S. Air Force sprays deadly nerve agent onto Texas populace to combat mosquitoes:

Military aircraft dousing Texans with Dibrom to quell pesky mosquitoes

(INTELLIHUB) — For the next few days, the U.S. Air Force Reserve’s 910th Airlift Wing will be spraying the Houston area with the deadly insecticide Dibrom using a modified C-130 cargo-conversion aircraft equipped with sprayers.

The operation which started on Thursday is aimed at stopping the spread of mosquitoes and disease following standing floodwater which was carried in by the Category 4 Hurricane Harvey.

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