- Crimean parliament votes to secede from Ukraine
- Obama tells Putin: sanctions for ‘violation of sovereignty’
- German chancellor Angela Merkel: ‘We’re ready to act’
The United States and the European Union on Thursday unveiled sanctions to punish Russia for occupying Crimea, imposing visa restrictions on individuals and sharpening rhetoric in what has rapidly degenerated into the worst east-west crisis since the end of the cold war.
In their first concrete response to Russia’s move to wrest the Black Sea peninsula from Ukraine, Washington and Brussels also warned of further sanctions, such as asset seizures, if Moscow does not relent in the stand-off. Continue reading
In an unusually frank disclosure, White House spokesman Jay Carney said Wednesday night, March 5, that US intelligence services and military had worked with Israel to track the Iranian Panama-flagged ship KLOS C, which was apprehended by Israeli naval commandos on the Red Sea earlier that day carrying missiles for Gaza via Sudan. The ship was boarded by the Israeli elite Shayetet 13 (Flotilla 13) and found to be carrying dozens of 302mm rockets made in Syria with a range of 150 km made in Syria. It is now on its way to Eilat.
The White House spokesman said that Washington worked with Israeli through intelligence and military channels, and at the national security adviser level, as soon as it knew the shipment was on the move. He said that President Barack Obama also directed the US military to work out contingencies in case it became necessary to intercept the vessel (thereby sanctioning military action). Continue reading
Traces of radiation from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant meltdown will be detectable at the Pacific coast, in April 2014.
According to a scientific model developed by Vincent Rossi, a post-doctoral research associate at the Institute for Cross-Disciplinary Physics and Complex Systems in Spain, traces of Fukushima’s radiation will reach Alaska and coastal Canada first. Continue reading
1) The exchange rate between the yuan and US Dollar is sizeable – 6.12 yuan per US Dollar at this very moment.
2) The PLA doesn’t have the same overhead costs, as servicemen are paid peanuts compared to their American counterparts.
3) Screws, bolts and other similar parts do not cost $25 each after everyone gets their pockets lined.
The moral of this story: Don’t ever let anyone use the “But the Chinese costs are only 0.00001% of what America spends!” argument. They’re absolutely clueless, haven’t done their homework, and are the exact reason why one day the United States will get hit with One Clenched Fist.
The Chinese threat (as well as the Russian) is real and becoming more dangerous each day. Combine this with the US un-intelligence community not even knowing what their enemies are up to and, Houston, we have a problem.
The sword is coming.
China made headlines today with its annual military budget, up 12.2 percent to $132 billion dollars this year. That’s about one quarter of the $495 billion military budget that President Obama presented to Congress yesterday.
Predictably, official commentary here stresses that China is a peace-loving nation with no aggressive intentions. But Beijing has also signaled its ambitions to be the power that holds the ring in the western Pacific, and those ambitions have been spelled out, arguably clearer than ever before, in a direct challenge to US military preeminence.
China needs a powerful military, explained Fu Ying, spokeswoman for the National People’s Congress, on Tuesday because “if some country provokes or undermines consensus or even damages peace and order in the region, then China must respond effectively.” Continue reading
Ronald Reagan had called the neo-Soviet Union, today’s Soviet Union, the “Evil Empire” for a reason. It hasn’t changed and communism never died because a wall was simply demolished in Berlin. Nor did Reagan have much to do with that either, contrary to popular belief. This also wouldn’t be the first time US politicians have been fooled into not knowing what they’re looking at. It’s downright alarming to know how badly the west is deceived by the Perestroika Deception, and falls for the next trick, over and over again. Only if Reagan knew then that he had met Russia’s future leader of today who was bent on, and currently coming close to, bringing down America.
In May of 1988, President Reagan traveled to Moscow for a summit with Mikhail Gorbachev. They rolled out the proverbial red carpet for the U.S. president and repainted buildings and repaved streets.
The most interesting part of the trip, though, was unscheduled and was initially unremarkable. Gorbachev was introducing the president to tourists. When Pete Souza, the photographer, remarked to secret service that he was surprised by the pointed questions, the agent told him that they were all KGB families. Looks like he was right. Continue reading
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One man interviewed by our correspondent outside the office said, “I came because I feel a responsibility towards my land, for my country…I am reservist officer. I left the army two years ago. But I came here on my own initiative even without officially being called up.” Continue reading
The background on Bitcoin isn’t all that clear, but with JP Morgan Chase & Co. it is. This bank has been known to be not-so ‘Obama friendly’ and subsequently became a large target of the Obama administration via extortion. It doesn’t take much to connect the dots. The public doesn’t care, either, as they see these executives as ‘one per-centers’ and ‘big evil bankers’, yet they can never put a face to these supposed villans and put all bankers in the same basket. America is infiltrated and overrun in every facet of society from the military to the banking industry and the judicial system to the school system.
See the following related articles for a background on JP Morgan Chase & Co.:
- J.P. MORGAN’S $13 BILLION SETTLEMENT CASTS DOUBT ON OBAMA DOJ’S PROSECUTORIAL DISCRETION
- Burglarizing J.P. Morgan Chase, And Slapping Down Prudential: The New, Tyrannical Normal
- J.P. Morgan’s Legal Tally Grows (Again)
It appears bitcoin’s recent turmoil has claimed its first life.
Autumn Radtke, a 28-year-old American CEO of bitcoin exchange firm First Meta, was found dead in her Singapore apartment on Feb. 28.
Radtke formerly worked with Apple and other Silicon Valley tech firms on developing digital payment systems.
Radtke’s death brings the number of questionable financial sector deaths this year to eight. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — North Korea poses a mounting threat to the United States due to its pursuit of long-range missiles and nuclear weapons, the Pentagon said Tuesday in its latest strategy document.
Describing the regime in Pyongyang as “closed and authoritarian,” the Defense Department said the US military would maintain a major presence in the region and keep up investments in missile defense. Continue reading
Former Intel Committee Head: Iran now a ‘world class’ cyber threat
Iran has emerged as a leading cyber threat and has already hacked into the U.S. defense establishment and financial institutions, likely with the help of the Russians, according to a former chairman of the House’s Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.
Iran has boosted its cyber capabilities in a “surprisingly” short amount of time and possesses the ability to launch successful cyber attacks on American financial markets and its infrastructure, former Rep. Peter Hoekstra (R., Mich.) told a panel of lawmakers on Tuesday.
The Iranian regime’s emergence as a “world class” cyber threat likely has to do with its close ties to Russia, according to Hoekstra, who warned during a hearing on Iran’s global terror activities that the two countries will only boost coordination on the cyber front in the coming months. Continue reading
Legislative spokeswoman Fu Ying said China supports resolving disputes through negotiations and its 2.3 million-member People’s Liberation Army — the world’s largest — is for defensive purposes only.
However, Fu warned other nations not to test China’s resolve. Continue reading
Russian President Vladimir Putin, addressing reporters for the first time Tuesday, March 4, said that the forces which have taken control of the Crimean Peninsula are not Russian but self-defense locals in Russian uniforms which, he said, “anyone can buy.” debkafile’s military sources challenge this statement. They have identified one unit as members of Russia’s Rapid Intervention Brigade 22, which is based in the southern Russian town of Rostov on-Don, along with air units. It was from Rostov that deposed Ukraine president Viktor Yanukovych broke his silence to the media on March 1, a week after he fled Kiev.
He has since dropped out of sight again.
Putin’s comments Tuesday were rambling and often self-contradictory. Continue reading