US official: With eye on North Korea, China puts bombers on ‘high alert’

Washington (CNN) Chinese air force land-attack, cruise-missile-capable bombers were put “on high alert” on Wednesday as the US sees evidence that the Chinese military is preparing to respond to a potential situation in North Korea, a US defense official tells CNN.

The official said the US has also seen an extraordinary number of Chinese military aircraft being brought up to full readiness through intensified maintenance.

These recent steps by the Chinese are assessed as part of an effort to “reduce the time to react to a North Korea contingency,” the official said. Continue reading

Russia’s cutting-edge weaponry capable of ‘blinding’ enemy’s army

Could the Russians through state-run media drop any more hints that they’re up to something and have no reason to fear America?

First it was the USS Donald Cook incident:

What frightened the USS Donald Cook so much in the Black Sea?

Second was a propaganda warning:

WATCH: Russia claims it can WIPE OUT US Navy with ‘ELECTRONIC bomb’ amid WW3 fears

Here’s an overview of what is likely to be deployed in the event of a war with Russia from its state-run media:

 

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Electronic warfare system Rychag-AV © Radio-Electronic Technologies Group (KRET)

 

TASS outlines domestic electronic warfare systems

April 15 is celebrated as Electronic Warfare (EW) Specialist Day in Russia. Technology is in active development today and new systems are designed for warfare on the ground, in the air and at sea. Last year, the Russian Army started testing integral parts of a ground-based electronic warfare system capable of defending troops and civil facilities against aerospace attacks.

An electronic warfare system is a major element of the military organization of a state and an integral part of all armed conflicts of the past few years and has proven its efficiency in the Russian air task force’s operation in Syria.

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Russia Hopes Iran’s SCO Membership Process Starts in June – Foreign Minister

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ASTANA (Sputnik) — Moscow hopes that Iran’s Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) membership process would be launched in June, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Friday. Continue reading

“All I Have Is Hunger” – Many Venezuelans Too Weak To Protest Despite Maduro Misery

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While tens of thousands of angry Venezuelans turned out for the ‘mother of all protests’ yesterday, facing an increasingly hostile military/police state, the numbers could have been significantly larger but for the fact that legions of poor Venezuelans are simply too frail from starvation to protest.

Some say they are intimidated by armed pro-government militias who scour the slums for signs of dissent. Others say they are afraid to lose the few food handouts the cash-strapped government still provides.

“We wear our protest on the inside for the fear of losing our bag of food,” said San Félix resident Luisa Gutiérrez, a single mother of three. Continue reading

Vladimir Putin bolsters border with North Korea by relocating tanks and troops

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Vladimir Putin has reinforced Russia’s border with North Korea by relocating troops and equipment [YouTube]

 

VLADIMIR PUTIN is reinforcing his border with North Korea by relocating troops and equipment, according to reports today.

The move comes as tension remains high despite revelations that a Donald Trump naval armada is not – anyway yet – in position off the Korean peninsula.

A video purports to show one of three trains loaded with military equipment moving towards the 11 mile-long land frontier between Russia and the repressive state.

Another evidently highlights military helicopter movements towards the North Korean border and manoeuvres across rough terrain by army combat vehicles.

Other reports suggest there have been military moves by road as well.

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Syria moves all its fighter jets to Russian base

 

Syria has moved all its fighter aircraft to the Russian Hmeimim air base in Latakia three weeks after 59 US Tomahawk cruise missiles knocked out one-fifth of its air force at the Shayrat base, in retaliation for a chemical attack on civilians in Idlib. This was reported Wednesday night, April 19, by the Pentagon. The Russian high command in Syria has its seat at that base.

debkafile’s military sources report that the Syrian air force will operate henceforth under Russian protection and behind the advanced Russian S-300 and S-400 air defense shield without fear of US reprisals. Continue reading

Erdogan Seizes Total Control of Turkey

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has achieved his dictator status which was his long-held ambition to expand his powers after the referendum handed him the reins of supreme power. However, the integrity of the vote is seriously questioned and the slim victory of just 51.4% approving a series of constitutional changes converting Turkey’s political system from a parliamentary to a presidential one, means there is going to be tension in Turkey looking forward. There will be no real checks and balances in place.

The opposition parties naturally called for the vote to be annulled because of a series of irregularities, The electoral board decision to accept ballots that did not bear official stamps has really called into question did the people really vote for this dramatic change. Continue reading

WATCH: Russia claims it can WIPE OUT US Navy with ‘ELECTRONIC bomb’ amid WW3 fears

Russia can make this claim because it’s already been used on the U.S. Navy on Barack Obama’s watch… and nothing was done about it.

That’s right. The USS Donald Cook, while performing duties in the Black Sea, was shut off like a television set by a Sukhoi-24.

For more on this, see the following previous post from November of 2014:

What frightened the USS Donald Cook so much in the Black Sea?

Note: Please see the source for the video.

The shocking video shows the potential power of Putin’s military [GETTY/YOUTUBE*GONEWS]

 

RUSSIA has claimed it can disable the entire US Navy using the latest “electronic warfare” technology – as the world braces for conflict.

A recently released Russian news report claims Vladimir Putin’s armed forces can use electronic signal jamming to render missiles, ships and planes completely useless.

In the report, the newsreader said: “Today, our Russian Electronic Warfare troops can detect and neutralise any target from a ship’s system and a radar, to a satellite. Continue reading

Russian bombers fly near Alaska; Air Force scrambles jets

A pair of Russian nuclear-capable bombers flew near Alaska Monday night, two U.S. officials told Fox News, coming as close as 100 miles from Kodiak Island — the first time since President Trump took office that Moscow has sent bombers so close to the U.S.

The two Russian Tu-95 “Bear” bombers flew roughly 280 miles southwest of Elmendorf Air Force Base, within the Air Defense Identification Zone of the United States. Continue reading

Regime change: After getting played at Mar-a-lago, China moves to control outcome in Pyongyang

On a side note: What if President Trump is playing China with its military buildup and making it believe an American attack on North Korea is imminent, thus causing China to preemptively invade and occupy while America watches instead? Tricking the CCP into attacking North Korea would actually be genius.

 

Are his days numbered? North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un. / AP

 

Convinced that the Trump administration may be preparing a preemptive strike to bring regime change in Pyongyang, the Chinese Communist Party headed by Xi Jinping is acting to make sure that any replacement of the brutal Kim Jong-Un regime will be one that favors Beijing. Continue reading

North Korean commandos ready to kidnap Americans, says defector

North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un has a diabolical plan in case tensions with the U.S. continue to escalate, according to a defector.

Ung-gil Lee, a former clandestine special operator who escaped the Hermit Kingdom, told The Mail on Sunday that if the United States attacks the isolated nation, “diplomats, tourists and foreign businessmen” in South Korea will be at risk. Lee said his his former unit is trained and prepared to retaliate by kidnapping foreigners from South Korea, bringing them to the North and ultimately killing them.

The defector said that as part of the 11th Storm Corps, he stole across the border into South Korea unnoticed, carrying both traditional weapons and nerve agents in what he called “suicide missions” to capture foreigners. He said that the 11th Storm Corps is only one of several units, ready to act, in the event of an attack by the U.S.  Continue reading

China’s Xi restructures military, consolidates control

China’s President Xi Jinping inspects honour guards during the welcoming ceremony for Netherlands’ King Willem-Alexander outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, October 26, 2015. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

 

Centred around a new, condensed structure of 84 military units, the reshuffle builds on Xi’s years-long efforts to modernize the PLA with greater emphasis on new capabilities including cyberspace, electronic and information warfare.

All 84 new units are at the combined-corps level, which means commanders will hold the rank of major-general or rear-admiral, the official China Daily reported Wednesday, adding that unit members would likely be regrouped from existing forces given the Chinese military was still engaged in cutting its troops by 300,000, one of the wide-ranging military reforms introduced by Xi in late 2015. Continue reading

Iran shows new footage of F-313 ‘stealth fighter’

Even if it’s true that the plane is full of flaws, you should never forget one cardinal rule: Never underestimate your enemy.

 

A screenshot of Iran’s Qahar F-313 ‘stealth fighter’ seen during taxi-trials that were broadcast in April 2017. While modifications have been made to the mock-up that was shown in 2013, many design flaws remain. Source: IRIBnews

 

Iran’s Qaher (Conqueror/Omnipotent) F-313 ‘stealth fighter’ has undergone taxi trials that were broadcast on national media and posted to YouTube on 15 April. The aircraft – serial 08 – can be seen performing low-speed ground trials during the three minute report shown on IRIBnews.

While the single-seat aircraft looks broadly similar to the mock-up of the newly designed and developed domestic combat aircraft that was unveiled in early 2013, a number of modifications appear to have been made. Continue reading

Trump Directs National Security Council to Review Iran Nuclear Deal

The easiest way of scrapping the deal is to realize there was never a deal in the first place.

Why?

Because Iran never signed any deal, therefore technically, there is no deal… and this is coming from the State Department.

Here is a scanned copy of an actual letter from the U.S. State Department proving this claim is fact:

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Donald Trump has directed a National Security Council-led review of Iran nuclear deal.

US President Donald Trump directed a National Security Council-led interagency review whether the Iranian nuclear deal met the US interests, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in a letter to Speaker of the House of Representatives Paul Ryan. Continue reading

Russia unveils arctic base capable of housing nuke bombers

Russia unveils arctic base capable of housing nuke bombers

Wide view of Russia’s secret arctic base with two guard dogs, Source: Russian MoD

 

On Tuesday Russia unveiled parts of its top-secret arctic base capable of housing nuclear bombers and advanced anti-ICBM systems

(WASHINGTON, DC) The Russian Defense Ministry has provided a glimpse into its state of the art Arctic air defense base, offering an interactive tour of the facility known as the Arctic Shamrock – the northernmost permanent installation of the Russian armed forces.

“With the help of the web application, Defense Ministry website http://mil.ru/files/files/arctic/Arctic.html visitors will be able to interactively assess the convenient and ergonomic modular layout of the base, which allows the Russian military to perform service and combat tasks in the hardest natural and climatic conditions of the Arctic,” the Defense Ministry said in a statement.

Russian officials say they may equip the base with MiG-31 fighters, military jets designed to shoot down long-range bombers, or the SU-34, a frontline bomber capable of deploying nuclear weapons.  Continue reading