German state minister says: ‘We are in a state of war’

The interior minister of the German state of Saarland said on Tuesday Germany is in a state of war after a man drove a truck into a crowd at a Berlin Christmas market, killing 12 people and injuring 48, in a suspected terrorist attack. Continue reading

N Korea Orders Military To Be ‘Ready For War’

Kim Jong-Un reportedly tells his forces to prepare for military action as tensions continue to rise on the Korean Peninsula.

It comes after Seoul said North Korea fired a shell across the border into South Korea, which responded with multiple rounds of artillery fire.

Kim Jong-Un declared a “quasi-state of war” after convening an emergency meeting of the communist country’s military leaders, Yonhap reported North Korean TV as saying. Continue reading

Border Patrol — China mobilizing troops, jets near Korea

China has placed military forces on heightened alert in the northeastern part of the country as tensions mount on the Korean peninsula following recent threats by Pyongyang to attack, U.S. officials said.

Reports from the region reveal the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) recently increased its military posture in response to the heightened tensions, specifically North Korea’s declaration of a “state of war” and threats to conduct missile attacks against the United States and South Korea.

The Chinese military activities near North Korea were detected in Jilin Province, and intelligence reports from the area on March 19 indicated that PLA forces were ordered to go to “Level One” alert status, the highest level of readiness. Continue reading

Russia and Israel each warn trouble building up on Golan border

Russia’s UN Ambasador Vitaly Churkin then spoke of “a very new and dangerous phenomenon” of armed groups operating in the Golan area of separation. “It’s something which potentially can undermine security between Syria and Israel,” said Churkin, who is acting Security Council president for March. He pointed out that the UN peacekeeping force is unarmed and unable to cope with this new situation. Israel and Syria are technically in a state of war.

debkafile’s military and intelligence sources note that the exchange of warnings between Israel and Russia touched two sensitive nerves:

1. It occurred the day before definitive talks open in Moscow between the Syrian government and opposition. The Russians fear Israel might embark on military action in response to the round of shells fired from the Syrian Golan Saturday, and force a delay in the talks. The last time this happened, in late January, Israel reacted with a cross-border attack on Syrian military installations.

2. Saturday, too, debkafile exposed the no-man’s lands unfolding along Syria’s borderlands with Israel and Jordan following the withdrawal of the bulk of Syrian forces from these areas. Moscow fears additionally that Israel’s armed forces will seize strategic points in the abandoned territory to clear out armed bands of the pro-al Qaeda Jabhat al Nusra, which are believed responsible for the latest round of shelling into the Israeli Golan.

Full article: Russia and Israel each warn trouble building up on Golan border (DEBKAfile)

CSPAN Rep Paul Kanjorski Reviews the Bailout Situation

C. September 15th, 2008: $550 billion gone within hours.

While most were sleeping, the nation almost had the rug pulled out from under it.

Should active measures not have been taken by the Federal Reserve, within hours of the same day $5.5 trillion would’ve been drawn out of the market, instantly collapsing the entire US economy and sending the entire world into global collapse. This is something that actually happened and should serve as a warning to exactly how vulnerable and exposed our financial markets are to this type of attack. The American people must understand that it’s completely false to believe that we are living in a time of peace and prosperity when, in fact, the US is in a constant state of war.