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Dec 28 13:56

Russia, Pakistan, China warn of increased Islamic State threat in Afghanistan

Russia, China and Pakistan warned on Tuesday that the influence of Islamic State (IS) was growing in Afghanistan and that the security situation there was deteriorating.

Representatives from the three countries, meeting in Moscow, also agreed to invite the Afghan government to such talks in the future, the Russian Foreign Ministry said.

"(The three countries) expressed particular concern about the rising activity in the country of extremist groups including the Afghan branch of IS," ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told reporters after the meeting.

The United States, which still has nearly 10,000 troops in Afghanistan more than 15 years after the Islamist Taliban were toppled by U.S.-backed Afghan forces, was not invited to the Moscow talks.

The gathering, the third in a series of consultations between Russia, China and Pakistan that has so far excluded Kabul, is likely to deepen worries in Washington that it is being sidelined in negotiations over Afghanistan's future.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US government has not been invited to these talks, because in 15 years of US/NATO occupation, the only thing that the US/NATO Consortium seems to have been able to control is the production of opium poppies, and that business has been going great guns.

images: US soldiers guarding opium poppy fields

No, my friends, these images are not photoshopped; they are real.

But when it comes to ever-increasing violence, the US and NATO are completely impotent to stop the problem; it is no bloody wonder that China, Pakistan, and Russia believe that if there is a solution to the violence here, they will have to work together in concert with the Afghani government to find it.

Dec 27 16:14

Chinese Interbank Funding Freezes Again As Overnight Repo Hits 33%

While we have previously shown the amazing gimmicks the Chinese central bank does with the short end of the offshore Yuan interbank offered rate, which as previously explained, and as shown in the animation below, has become the PBOC's favorite means of punishing currency speculators by making Yuan borrowing costs against shorts crushingly high, forcing short unwinds...... when it comes to more traditional unsecured short-term funding markets, like the simple overnight repo, these reflect overall levels of liquidity in the interbank market, or as the case may be, complete absence thereof.

Dec 27 15:01

China lodges protest over Taiwan content in U.S. defense bill

China has lodged "stern representations" with the United States after President Barack Obama signed into law a U.S. defense policy bill that suggests a plan to conduct high-level military exchanges with self-ruled Taiwan.

Part of the $618.7 billion National Defense Authorization Act "expresses the sense of Congress that (the U.S. Department of Defense) should conduct a program of senior military exchanges between the United States and Taiwan".

In a statement late Sunday, China's Foreign Ministry said it had lodged a protest with the United States over the Taiwan content of the act and expressed its strong opposition.

Taiwan is Chinese territory and purely an internal matter, the ministry said.

It noted that the part of the defense policy bill referring to Taiwan was not legally binding, but said it was an interference with China's internal affairs that China could not accept.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I think that cooler heads in the Chinese government need to prevail here.

Yes, this was an attempted provocation by the US government; but I would like to politely remind them that there will be a "changing of the guard" in DC as of the 20th of next month.

Perhaps, addressing this through back diplomatic channels once Trump has become our President might well be a more productive way for the Chinese government to express their concerns. And please take a look at how this is worded:

"Part of the $618.7 billion National Defense Authorization Act "expresses the sense of Congress that (the U.S. Department of Defense) should conduct a program of senior military exchanges between the United States and Taiwan".

The "sense of Congress" uses the world "should"; not the word "will", in that paragraph. And therein lies the difference.

Dec 26 14:48

BEIJING FIRES BACK AFTER TRUMP APPOINTS TRADE HAWK THEN THE US KICKED THEM AGAIN

China has warned Donald Trump that “co-operation is the only correct choice” after the US president-elect tapped a China hawk to run a new White House trade policy office.

Dec 26 12:28

The Good That Trump Could Do – Robert Parry

Trump Challenge

Can Trump withstand the barrage of slings and arrows if he rejects the neocons’ “regime change” ambitions?

Eight years ago, President Barack Obama had a similar opportunity but chose to accommodate the Establishment and empower the neocons and liberal hawks...

Dec 26 10:16

CIA has interfered with over 81 foreign elections in the past century

These acts, carried out in secret two-thirds of the time, include funding the election campaigns of specific parties, disseminating misinformation and propaganda...

The CIA has accused Russia of interfering in the 2016 presidential election (with absolutely zero evidence) by hacking into Democratic and Republican computer networks and selectively releasing emails.

But critics might point out the U.S. has done similar things.

Dec 26 09:48

CHINA UNVEILS SECRETIVE H-20 STRATEGIC STEALTH BOMBER IN FACE OF TRUMP TENSIONS

A Chinese admiral said that China and the rest of the world must be patient while waiting for the H-20 to be launched.

Dec 26 09:24

China tests 5th-generation stealth fighter, cheaper competitor to US F-35 - reports

China successfully tested its newest twin-engine radar-evading stealth fighter of the fifth generation, local media report, citing sources in the aviation industry. The FC-31 Gyrfalcon can carry 8 tons of weapons and is said to be worth around $70 million.

Dec 25 22:59

Aleppo celebrates Christmas, shares stories of joy & loss

Syrians in the liberated city of Aleppo are celebrating Christmas…

‘We had 4 years of pain, of war & blood’

Christians in Syria have largely rallied behind the secular government, seeing it as their protector.

This year, many people in the liberated city of Aleppo are celebrating for the first time since the war began. RT’s Lizzie Phelan talked with residents of the war-ravaged city now recovering from its wounds.

Dec 25 12:23

Pacified Japan Begins Huge Re-Militarization To Confront China

All quiet since the end of World War 2, the days of pacifism in Japan are now more or less over.

Dec 24 10:09

China’s Collapse Is Coming, More So Now Than Ever - Gordon Chang

The world’s second largest economy is on the brink of collapse, at least that’s what best-selling author and Forbes contributor Gordon Chang believes. Author of The Coming Collapse of China, Chang gave his outlook on the country’s economy, which remains grim -- more so now than ever.

Dec 24 05:49

Rickards: Get ready for a new currency war with China

China’s capital and currency markets are on a collision course with the U.S., and by extension, the entire world. Economists are fond of saying if something can’t go on forever, it won’t. That truism applies to China.

Dec 23 13:18

Trump appoints China hawk for trade policy as China demands cooperation

President-elect Donald Trump has picked noted China hawk Peter Navarro to run a new White House trade policy office.

Dec 23 10:11

Trump & Trade: why both Beijing and Wall Street should pay attention.

As the Dow edges up towards a lunatic 20,000 index level, there seems to be an unwillingness to break through.

Dec 22 14:14

Bipartisan War – A new study urges more U.S. interventions

Written before the presidential election, the co-authors could not have anticipated a Donald Trump victory, but they might be hoping that the report would serve as a guideline for the new administration.

Hopefully they will be wrong in that expectation, but it is difficult at this point to see where the next White House will be going with its Middle Eastern policy.

There are a number of things wrong with the report from my perspective. Most significant, it assigns to the United States the responsibility to set and enforce standards of governance in parts of the world where the American people have little in the way of actual interests.

Dec 22 14:08

Chilling Speech by Syrian Ambassador to UN

“I’m an eye witness, I work at the UN and I know what I am talking about…”

“The British Intelligence facilitated the creation of this Radical Islamic Movement”

“I am Muslim myself and I am proud to be Muslim, but I have nothing to do with this garbage.” Nothing to do.”

“You will never hear any of this in the Main Stream Media…Reporters from all over the world accredited to the UN, boycott my speeches… when I take the floor, next to the Security Council…, 50 of them disappear, they leave because they don’t want to hear, if they hear, they will have to report.”

Dec 22 13:36

The Real Saboteurs of a Trump Foreign Policy

The real danger may be that a new Trump foreign policy could be hijacked or scuttled by anti-Trump Republicans, not only on Capitol Hill but inside the executive branch itself.

Incoming Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer sees Russian hacking as a way to put a cloud over the administration before it begins. But it is the uber-hawks hereabouts who are after the really big game.

If the War Party can convert this “fake story” into the real story of 2016, then they can scuttle any Trump effort to attain the rapprochement with Russia that Trump promised to try to achieve.

Dec 22 09:44

CHINA CREATES NEW LEGAL HIGHS & AVOIDS DRUG LAWS - Chinese Chemists Create New Class of Drugs

At midnight on a recent Friday, in a backroom at Chemsun Global pharmaceutical laboratory in Shanghai, a Chinese chemist who called himself Terry was eager to close a deal. Outside in the lab a bright yellow liquid whirred around a flask. The smell of fumes was so intense it left a bitter, chemical aftertaste.

Dec 21 15:14

Why does Canada let Chinese warships into their ports?

Christopher Wilson reports that while the US was having a piece of their research equipment stolen by the Chinese Navy, Canada was opening our ports to their naval vessels?

Dec 21 08:42

Minivan Plows Through Farmers Market In Beijing!

Just days after an ISIS inspired terrorist plowed through a Christmas market in Berlin killing 12 people, we have just learned that a minivan has plowed through a farmers market in Beijing “killing four and injuring dozens.”

As of right now, officials have not said the incident is terrorism, but ISIS has made it clear that it intended to use vehicles to attack soft targets in the future.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

BAN VANS! HOW MANY MORE MUST DIE BEFORE WE TAKE AWAY THESE KILLING MACHINES FROM THE PEOPLE!!!!!

Dec 20 16:13

West Directed Killer’s Hand in Assassination of Russian Ambassador

Virtually everything that Western official sources have been saying about Aleppo, and the Syrian war more generally, is seen to be a grotesque lie.

The climax of condemnation reached unconscionable heights last week when Washington, its Western allies and the UN – all amplified unquestioningly by the Western news media – vilified Russia for allegedly slaughtering civilians in east Aleppo. American ambassador Samantha Power specifically cited unverified reports of children being killed in a basement by Syria and Russian forces.

Dec 20 14:08

What Are the Risks of a U.S.-China Trade War?

Risk is one of my all-time favorite board games. It’s among the very few that’s equal parts strategy and luck, and the stakes can’t get much higher than total world domination. It wasn’t uncommon for games between my friends and me to last for hours, sometimes deep into the night.

Dec 20 13:12

CFR’s Preventive Priorities Survey for 2017 Fails to Mention the Main Thing

Nobody else but the US itself has created the security problems it faces.

On December 13, the Council on Foreign Relations released its annual Preventive Priorities Survey to help policymakers plan for potential contingencies. The document evaluates ongoing and potential violent conflicts and sources of instability based on the impact they would have on US interests as well as their likelihood of occurring in 2017.

Dec 20 13:07

Council on Foreign Relations – The Power Behind Big News (Fake News)

This is a video on NEWS FABRiCATiON and also about the powers that REALLY run the big media. It is no secret.

From World War II to the present the Establishment has maintained it’s LOCK grip on the Presidency. The subservient media keeps such information from becoming news.

The Elite however, occasionally have difficulty ruling themselves.

Dec 20 12:43

Chinese special forces seek anti-terror training in Chechnya

Chinese special forces want to be trained in tackling suicide bombers at a private institute in the Chechen city of Gudermes. Moscow is presently studying the proposal...

Dec 20 12:21

CHINESE IN PANIC TO GET MONEY OUT OF CHINA RMB - Rush To Buy Offshore Property, Assets & USD

Demand to buy dollars is quite strong today.”

China’s yuan fell to its weakest in 8-1/2 years on Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve signaled a faster pace of rate hikes, raising concerns of more capital outflows at a time when Asia’s economic powerhouse shows signs of stabilizing.

Dec 20 10:15

The Striking Audacity of the Coup-in-Process – Paul Craig Roberts

Unsubstantiated stories have been planted throughout the presstitute media by anonymous CIA officials that Donald Trump’s electoral victory was the result of Russian intervention. This absurd claim has now been elevated to the even more absurd claim that Putin himself oversaw and even conducted the manipulation of the US presidential election.

No evidence has been provided for these amazing claims.

As a result of the prestitutes’ lies, millions of peoples have been killed and dislocated.

Only a Counter-Coup Can Save American Democracy — Paul Craig Roberts

Dec 20 09:03

A few initial short thoughts on the murder of the Russian Ambassador to Ankara

Okay, so tonight we have the name of the assassin, it is Mevlut Mert Aydintas, a 22 year old policeman who had been recently fired following the anti-Gulenist crackdown of Erdogan against the forces which had attempted to overthrow him recently.

When such an event occurs it is also important to ask cui bono – whom does it benefit?

Alas, both the Turks and the Russians have a long tradition of secrecy and we might never find out who, if anybody, really was behind Mevlut Mert Aydintas.

Dec 20 06:35

China to Return Seized US Underwater Drone

The Defense Ministry said a Chinese naval vessel discovered a piece of "unidentified equipment," and checked it to prevent any navigational safety issues before discovering it was a U.S. drone.

Dec 19 17:12

The Bad Losers (And What They Fear Losing)

As the worst loser in American electoral history, she must blame Russia, rather than recognize that there were multiple reasons to vote against her.

If the 2016 presidential campaign was a national disgrace, the reaction of the losers is an even more disgraceful spectacle. It seems that the political machine backing Hillary Clinton can’t stand losing an election.

And why is that?

Because they are determined to impose “exceptional” America’s hegemony on the entire world, using military-backed regime changes, and Donald Trump seems poised to spoil their plans.

Dec 19 14:47

Russophobia and Sinophobia – Pepe Escobar

As the asinine regime change attempt on Trump fades into the annals of failed color revolutions, keep your focus on the South China Sea.

It’s by now crystal clear the coup-in-progress against Donald Trump is a made in USA regime change op using standard hybrid war techniques such as manipulation of public opinion by mainstream media.

The coup has been articulated by the usual suspects, from neocons to neoliberalcons, “humanitarian” imperialists included, with a special starring role for their pet agency, the CIA, which during the Bush-Obama continuum further specialized in fake “intelligence”.

Dec 19 10:19

"Everyone Is Nervous" - Chinese Bond Bloodbath Reawakens As Hong Kong Stocks Turn Red For 2016

After a brief respite, the bloodbath in Chinese bonds is back, with futures plunging back to lows overnight amid liquidity fears (short-term lending rates are inverted) and growing anxiety over China's almost unprecedented debtload.

As The Wall Street Journal reports, a gradual tightening of short-term credit by China’s central bank - combined with rumors of liquidity squeezes at brokers - prompted a mini-rout in the country’s $8 trillion-plus bond market last week, forcing authorities to reverse course and inject some $86 billion in short- and medium-term funds.

China’s total debt surged to around $27 trillion this year, or 260% of gross domestic product, compared with 154% in 2008 at the start of a stimulus program to offset the financial crisis. It is continuing to grow at more than twice the pace of the economy.

Dec 19 09:41

Moscow to Host Crucial Meeting With China, Pakistan to Discuss Afghanistan

Russia, Pakistan and China will hold the next round of three-way counterterrorism talks in Moscow December 27, primarily focusing on turmoil-hit Afghanistan.

Russian Ambassador to Islamabad Alexey Dedov disclosed the details in an interview to state-run Pakistani radio.

This will be the third meeting of the “trilateral working group on Afghanistan,” he said, following meetings in Beijing and Islamabad.

“What we see in Afghanistan, unfortunately, is worrisome because it does not bring us optimism. There is a lack of three crucial elements; that is a stable self-sufficient economy, good governance and strong army,” observed Dedov.

A deterioration in security and the emergence of Islamic State affiliates in volatile border regions of Afghanistan have necessitated the trilateral consultations with an aim to form a “regional anti-terrorism structure” to counter “spillover effects” of terrorism, insist Pakistani, Russian and Chinese officials.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And notice the country which has been singularly "uninvited" to this meeting: the United States, which, after 15 years of occupation, has been impotent to stop the spiraling of violence.

Dec 19 08:40

Chinese Interbank Lending Freezes, Forcing Massive Intervention By China's Central Bank

China is finding itself in an increasingly more untenable situation, trapped on one hand by its sliding currency (and declining reserves), which as noted earlier it has manipulated higher by forcing overnight unsecured rates to spike, in the process punishing "speculators" and other shorts...

... and on the other, by a banking sector that finds itself desperately in need of liquidity, unable to endure the PBOC's monetary interventions, and on the verge of a liquidity crisis comparable to what Chinese banks suffered in the summer of 2013 when overnight rates briefly shot up above 20% as China pushed aggressively with a failed deleveraging campaign.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This looks to be a major hiccup for the Chinese economy.

Dec 19 07:01

Donald Trump has no idea how to run a superpower, says Chinese media

Donald Trump appears to have not a clue how to lead a superpower.
That was the conclusion of China’s Global Times newspaper on Monday morning as the country’s media weighed in on the president-elect’s latest social media assaults on Beijing.

Dec 18 16:32

Neocon Panic and Agony – THE SAKER

This is not a Democrat vs Republican issue, but a “deep state vs The People of the USA” issue.

There are clear signs that the Neocons running the AngloZionist Empire and its “deep state” are in a state of near panic and their actions indicate they are truly terrified.

On the home front, the Neocons have resorted to every possible dirty trick on the book to try to prevent Donald Trump from ever getting into the White House
Most experts agree that none of these tactics are going to work. So this begs the question of whether the Neocons are stupid, whether they think that they can succeed or what their true objective is.

Dec 18 14:07

Let China Keep Seized US Drone, Trump Says In New Tweet

US President–elect Donald Trump says the US government should not want back its unmanned underwater vehicle captured (UUV) by China.

Trump made the comments in a Saturday tweet, posted shortly after the Pentagon reassured the nation that the drone would be returned.

Dec 18 08:38

‘Russia Card’ Vendetta

Hack or Leak ?

When it comes to American politics specifically and European politics in general, there is nothing like playing the Russia card. If there is something wrong or there is something you don’t like, simply blame Vladimir Putin.That is exactly what the CIA is doing.

CrossTalking with Former Intelligence Analyst Ray McGovern, Former CIA Philip Giraldi, and James Jatras

http://mycatbirdseat.com/2016/12/russia-card-vendetta/

Dec 18 08:32

From ‘Fake News’ to ‘Fake Intelligence’ – Wayne Madsen

The real headlines should read: «CIA interfered in presidential election by supporting Clinton over Trump».

Never in the history of the Central Intelligence Agency has it and its surrogates so blatantly and boldly interfered in a U.S. election.

The U.S. media, in a matter of hours, altered course from concentrating on «fake news» about innocent pizzerias being linked to child sexual exploitation to spotlighting «fake intelligence» about Russia’s alleged cyber-espionage operation designed to elect Donald Trump president. The CIA leaked to The Washington Post, the owner of which has a $600 million contract with the CIA to provide cloud computing, findings of a secret report on Russia’s alleged «fixing» of the 2016 U.S. presidential election to favor Trump over Democrat Hillary Clinton.

Dec 17 19:22

We should tell China that we don't want the drone they stole back.- let them keep it!

Donald J. Trump
Donald J. Trump –
Verified account ?@realDonaldTrump
We should tell China that we don't want the drone they stole back.- let them keep it!
4:59 PM - 17 Dec 2016

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/810288321880555520

Here's a first, he's got a helluva sense of humor! LOL! ROFLMOA! :D

my reply:@realDonaldTrump Since most of the parts, especially the ICs and boards, were probably made in China, then let'm have it! ROFLMOA! :D

Dec 17 16:20

Trump’s people ignore Electoral College threat at their electoral peril

We'll see in a few days how the Electoral College gambit (Hillary's "Plan D" - the first three being rig the election [A], recounts [B] and Russia [C], all failed) plays out.

Anyone who has access to the Trump transition team needs to get one clear message through to them. This is, that the 2016 election is NOT YET over, and Trump could find himself on the evening of December 19th with the new President-elect, Hillary Clinton, having a majority of the votes in the Electoral College which votes that day; or having the election sent to the US House of Representative for the outcome to be determined, as happened in 1800, 1824 and 1876 (for different reasons).

Dec 17 10:12

China Responds: Will Return Stolen Drone, "Regrets US Hype"

Shortly after president-elect Trump's "unprecedented action" tweet, Chinese authorities responded via their mouthpiece The China People's Daily:

People's Daily,China
People's Daily,China –
Verified account ?@PDChina
#Update: China will return equipment identified as US underwater drone, and regrets the US publicly hyping the incident: Ministry of Defense https://t.co/zj86I1rn0l

https://twitter.com/PDChina/status/810136074752237568

Looks like 'The Don' has a grip on how to handle the Chinese. He's not even president yet and is calling the shots on US international relations

Dec 17 10:08

China Responds: Will Return Stolen Drone, "Regrets US Hype"

China Sea to ensure the "safe navigation of passing ships," in one of the most serious incidents between the two militaries in years.

Chinese Defense Ministry spokesman Yang Yujun issued a statement late Saturday saying that a Chinese navy lifeboat discovered an unknown device in the South China Sea on Thursday. "In order to prevent this device from posing a danger to the safe navigation of passing ships and personnel, the Chinese lifeboat adopted a professional and responsible attitude in investigating and verifying the device," Yang said.

The statement said that after verifying that the device was an American unmanned submerged device, "China decided to transfer it to the U.S. through appropriate means."

The statement also accused the U.S. of long deploying ships "in China's presence" to conduct "military surveying."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This appears to be yet another US provocation of China, in a long line of provocations of China.

The good news is, that China has committed to returning the drone.

I hope Trump will be a great deal better for US/China relations than has President Obama.

Dec 17 09:52

3D Visualization of the Greatest Jobs & Wealth Theft In World History

An interactive 3D model of international trade visualizes the United States experiencing the greatest jobs and wealth theft in history.

Dec 16 19:41

Video: Old Song, New Tune: Russia Is Not First Country To Be Branded Main Adversary In Cyber Space By US

Russia is not the first country to be branded the main adversary in cyber space – just a couple of years ago the same words were said about China.

Dec 16 15:14

Beijing Issues Red Alert Over Severe Air Pollution

A red alert for air pollution has been issued in the Chinese capital for the first time this year as choking smog is expected to cover the city and surrounding areas in north China during the next five days.

Dec 16 10:49

China's Navy seizes American underwater drone in South China Sea

A Chinese Navy warship has seized an underwater drone deployed by an American oceanographic vessel in international waters in the South China Sea, triggering a formal diplomatic protest

from the United States and a demand for its return, a U.S. defense official told Reuters on Friday.

The incident, the first of its kind in recent memory, took place on Dec. 15 northwest of Subic Bay off the Philippines just as the USNS Bowditch, an oceanographic survey ship, was about to retrieve the unmanned, underwater vehicle (UUV), the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

"The UUV was lawfully conducting a military survey in the waters of the South China Sea," the official said.

"It's a sovereign immune vessel, clearly marked in English not to be removed from the water - that it was U.S. property."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The first, logical question which must be asked is, was the drone actually in international waters, or did it somehow stray into territory the Chinese claims as theirs?!?

Was this a deliberate attempt by the US military to spook China's military by the use of this ocean-going drone, and was it being deployed for other than pure oceanographic research?!?

We certainly have more questions than answers right now.

Dec 16 10:19

China Seizes U.S. Submarine Drone in Disputed Territory Of The South China Sea

By Nicholas West

An ongoing territorial dispute in the South China Sea over a stretch that comprises more than 750 reefs, banks, and shoals known more generally as the Spratly Islands continues to heat up...

Dec 16 09:54

Chinese warship seizes US underwater drone in international waters

A Chinese navy warship has seized an underwater drone deployed by an American oceanographic vessel in international waters in the South China Sea, triggering a formal diplomatic protest and demand for its return from the United States, a US defense official told Reuters on Friday.

The incident – the first of its kind in recent memory – took place on Thursday north-west of Subic Bay just as the USNS Bowditch, an oceanographic survey ship, was about to retrieve the unmanned, underwater vehicle (UUV), the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

Dec 16 09:52

US Defense official: Chinese warship stole US underwater drone

A US oceanographic vessel Thursday had its underwater drone stolen by a Chinese warship literally right in front of the eyes of the American crew, a US defense official told CNN Friday.

In the latest encounter in international waters in the South China Sea region, the USNS Bowditch was sailing about 100 miles off the port at Subic Bay when the incident occurred, according to the official.

Dec 16 04:16

Dr. Jim Willie: The Economic Battles Continue to Rage On… (Videos)

As you read and listen throughout this article, recall what President John F. Kennedy once famously said:

For we are opposed around the world by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy that relies primarily on covert means for expanding its sphere of influence–on infiltration instead of invasion, on subversion instead of elections, on intimidation instead of free choice, on guerrillas by night instead of armies by day. It is a system which has conscripted vast human and material resources into the building of a tightly knit, highly efficient machine that combines military, diplomatic, intelligence, economic, scientific and political operations.

Dec 15 17:55

China Dumps Treasuries: Foreign Central Banks Liquidate A Record $403 Billion In US Paper

It wasn't just China: Belgium, which has long been rumored to be the venue where China's keeps its "secret" offshore Treasury holdings courtesy of Euroclear, also dumped its TSY holdings, and in October its stated holdings (which again have to be adjusted for MTM), tumbled from $143Bn to $117Bn, the lowest since the summer of 2015.

Fast forward to today when in the latest monthly update for the month of October, we find that what until a month ago was "merely" a record $375 billion in offshore central bank sales in the LTM period ending September 30 has, one month later, risen to a new all time high $403 billion in Treasuries sold in the past 12 months.

As the chart below shows, there has never been such an aggressive selling of US Treasuries over a 12 month period in history.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This absolutely doesn't augur well at all for US financial markets.

Dec 15 12:35

China should plan to take Taiwan by force after Trump call, state media says

China should plan to take Taiwan by force and make swift preparations for a military incursion, a Communist party-controlled newspaper has said, after US president-elect Donald Trump broke decades of diplomatic protocol in the region.

Before he even assumes the presidency, Trump has called into question the longstanding US foreign policy of maintaining formal relations with Beijing instead of Taiwan, which China considers a breakaway province. He also spoke directly with Taiwan’s president, the first such contact since 1979. Both moves have infuriated China.

Dec 15 11:57

China Halts Trading In Bond Futures After Record Bond Market Crash

Following yesterday's violent selloff in bonds, which has continued today across the globe, one country that was particularly impacted was China, where as we reported overnight, Chinese government bond futures plunged by the most on record, dropping by 2% in the session, and erased in a week the gains of the past 18 months, hitting a 16 month high yield of 3.4%.

Dec 15 09:18

China Defends Its Right To ‘Ready Slingshot’ In South China Sea

China defended its right on Thursday to put “necessary military installations” on artificial islands in the South China Sea, after a U.S. think-tank said Beijing appeared to have deployed weapons such as anti-aircraft and anti-missile systems.

The Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative (AMTI) at the Center for Strategic and International Studies said its findings, made available first to Reuters on Wednesday, were based on analysis of satellite images of islands in the strategic trade route, where territory is claimed by several countries.

The United States has previously criticized what it called China’s militarization of its maritime outposts, and stressed the need for freedom of navigation by conducting periodic air and naval patrols near them that have angered Beijing.

China’s Defense Ministry said in a statement on its website on Thursday that the construction it had carried out on islands and reefs in the disputed Spratlys chain was “mainly for civilian use.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Annoying China with accusations right now is not going to garner any favors for the US.

Chinese history absolutely legitimizes its claim to this territory.

Hopefully, after Trump is inaugurated, there can be some quiet diplomacy so that tensions will be ratcheted down here.

Dec 15 08:52

Freudian slip? White House claims CHINA hacked the election!

Dec 15 08:30

Fasten Your Seatbelts For A Trump Led China-US Rollercoaster Ride

US President-elect Donald Trump’s decision to take a phone call from Taiwan’s president Tsai Ing-wen may eventually lead to war with China.

Dec 15 07:30

THE ULTIMATE “FAKE NEWS” LIST

Isn’t it ironic how the mainstream media has the nerve to lecture everyone else about “fake news” when they are the primary source of fake news on a consistent basis stretching back years?

Fake news stories and fake narratives put out by the mainstream media have resulted in deaths, destruction and people’s lives being ruined.

The most harmful fake news is routinely published by the mainstream media.

They are the main progenitors of fake news.

Dec 14 13:25

Forced Organ Harvesting in China Targets Christians

Forced organ harvesting is, unfortunately, the harsh reality in China that nobody pays any attention to. According to investigators, victims of this horrific practice are primarily religious minorities including Christians.

Dec 14 10:01

U.S. ready to confront Beijing on South China Sea: admiral

The United States is ready to confront China should it continue its overreaching maritime claims in the South China Sea, the head of the U.S. Pacific fleet said on Wednesday, comments that threaten to escalate tensions between the two global rivals.

China claims most of the resource-rich South China Sea through which about $5 trillion in ship-borne trade passes every year. Neighbors Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam also have claims.

The United States has called on China to respect the findings of the arbitration court in The Hague earlier this year which invalidated its vast territorial claims in the strategic waterway.

But Beijing continues to act in an "aggressive" manner, to which the United States stands ready to respond, Admiral Harry Harris, head of the U.S. Pacific Command, said in a speech in Sydney.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A memo to Admiral Harris; although I am certain that these statements were crafted for your Sidney audience's consumption; however, the unfortunate unfortunately reality is that the US military is absolutely unready for even a conventional war against China, and/or Russia, because it does not have the weaponry; the money, the manufacturing, or the troop strength to do so.

Yes, China and Russia spend considerably less than does the US military for its weapons, but they get far more bang for their buck.

When weapons are deployed in the field, many times they are obsolete before delivery; do not at all function as promised, and come with huge cost over-rides; that is currently a fact of life for the US military.

Do I need to remind you of the debacle which has been the F-35, or the Navy's $480 million-per-ship littoral combat ships, which currently fall apart if you scowl at them?!?

Sir, this is absolutely not a way to run a weapons program, but I do have some suggestions for curing the problem.

With every weapon, ship, or munitions contract, if any of these are late, or do not perform as promised, that company gets fined within an inch of its financial life, and that requirement is clearly stipulated in the signed contract between the US military, and the manufacturing corporation.

And if there are problems with anything, that corporation will fix that problem at its own expense, NOT at the expense of We the People.

These actions by the US military should cause some re-thinking on the part of our defense corporations, and move them in a much better direction, and make what they produce infinitely more useable.

Dec 12 23:12

Exclusive Interview with President-elect Donald Trump Dec 11 2016

The Trump Wave – Chris Wallace with President-elect Donald Trump

When asked why would the CIA put out the story that the Russians wanted you to win, Trump said I don’t think it is the CIA, I think it is the Democrat’s,because they suffered one of the greatest defeats in the history of politics.

I am open-minded… I’m somebody that gets it…other countries are eating our lunch…the great American people have been forgotten…millions of people have given up looking for work… I understand our country – Donald J Trump

Dec 12 17:21

Philippine President Duterte Agrees to Buy Chinese Firearms - Break Away From US NWO?

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte expressed willingness to accept an arms deal proposed by China, further signifying a recent thaw in relations between the two countries.

Dec 12 13:22

Obama Out Not With a Bang, But a Whimp

The whimpering Obama administration is not over yet. Expect more sensational CIA exploits; more demonization of Russia; more weaponizing of “moderate” Syrian “rebels”; and even the odd false flag.

Clinton’s campaign – fully supported by President Obama — spent a whopping $1.2 billion and floundered ignominiously at the US presidential election. So Obama decided that the consolation “prize” is to order the “intelligence community” – a contradiction in terms – to conduct a “full review” of how the evil Russians handed out the Big Prize to Donald Trump.

Dec 12 13:16

Stop the CIA Coup – The Deep State versus Donald Trump

The CIA is up to its old tricks: overthrowing a democratically elected government. Only this time it’s our government.

“The CIA presentation to senators about Russia’s intentions fell short of a formal US assessment produced by all 17 intelligence agencies. A senior US official said there were minor disagreements among intelligence officials about the agency’s assessment, in part because some questions remain unanswered.” [emphasis added]

Dec 11 12:38

Fake News and War Party Lies – Pat Buchanan

Now, Americans should be on guard against “fake news” and foreign meddling in U.S. elections.

Yet it is often our own allies, like the Brits, and our own leaders who mislead and lie us into unnecessary wars. And is not meddling in the internal affairs, including the elections, of regimes we do not like, pretty much the job description of the CIA and the National Endowment for Democracy?

Dec 11 12:32

‘Total respect!’ Troops show their love for Trump at Army-Navy game; check out the video, photos

This is the year of breaking records, Army beating Navy after 14 years
The annual Army-Navy game is a proud American tradition often attended by U.S. Presidents ever since Theodore Roosevelt first attended a snow-filled event in 1901.

The 117th annual game, however, saw the first president-elect on record in attendance.

If you were at the game or watching on television, you couldn’t have missed Trump’s entrance thanks to the massive cheers coming from the military cadets in attendance.

Dec 10 17:27

President-elect Trump Delivers Remarks At “Thank You” Rally In Michigan

President-elect Trump Kicks Off Victory Tour in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

“You the American people will be in-charge. Your voice will never fall on deaf ears again.”

“Thank you Michigan. We are going to bring back your jobs & together, we will MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!”

Dec 10 17:23

Marine Generals on Trump’s Team

"Mad Dog" Mattis Plays no Games" - Donald Trump

Former members of the Marines, the military’s smallest but proudest branch have gone on to become senators, governors, and senior government officials. But never has a former Marine become president of the United States. Perhaps with the elevation of these Marines into senior foreign policy roles, that could change.

Dec 10 08:56

Taiwan says China air force conducts long-range drills

Chinese military aircraft on Saturday flew over waterways near Taiwan as part of long-range exercises, Taiwan said, the first such flights since a telephone call between Taiwan's leader and U.S. President-elect Donald Trump irked China.

China claims self-ruled Taiwan as its own and has never renounced the use of force to take back what it deems a wayward province.

The Chinese jets flew north to south and entered the Miyako Strait around Japan's southern islands as well as the Bashi Channel south of Taiwan, but did not enter Taiwan's air defense identification zone, Taiwan's defense ministry said in a statement.

The drills, lasting for about four hours, involved more than 10 aircraft, including four electronic surveillance planes that flew through the Bashi Channel between Taiwan and the Philippines.

China, which has in recent years become more assertive in the western Pacific and South China Sea, has carried out similar exercises in the area since September.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a message; the Chinese government does not want any other government (like the US government) messing with the status quo of its diplomatic recognition.

Dec 10 00:44

Rolling Back the Empire: Washington’s Proxy-Army Faces Decisive Defeat in Aleppo

It appears that the battle of Aleppo is about to end and the Syrian Army is on the “verge of total victory.”

Syrian Army helicopters dropped leaflets on parts of eastern Aleppo on Sunday warning anti-government fighters to surrender while they still had the chance. Hundreds of jihadists have already laid down their weapons and surrendered while a hardline corps of deadenders continue to fend off the rapidly advancing army.

Dec 09 13:39

US needs to improve relationship with China: Trump

US President-elect Donald Trump has called for the improvement of relations with China, the country he previously censured for its economic policies and alleged violation of trade rules.

Dec 09 12:52

The grim truth of Chinese factories producing the west’s Christmas toys

Xiao Fang thinks she’s one of the luckier workers making Barbie dolls for the Christmas market at the Mattel toy factory in Chang’an.

True, she says, she works 11-hour days, six days a week, and shares a dormitory with nine other women and gets to see her husband only once a week. She had to leave her three-year-old daughter back home in Sichuan. And there is only a communal bathroom, and if they want hot water they must fetch it from another floor. But at least she has a job, she says. And others have it worse.

Xiao is one of thousands of workers in Chinese factories making some of this year’s must-have Christmas toys.

An investigation with the US-based NGO China Labor Watch reveals that toys including Barbie, Thomas the Tank Engine and Hot Wheels were made by staff earning as little as 86p an hour.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is where the American consumer has to be using a lot of what my late grandfather called "horse sense", and not allow themselves and their kids to be propagandized as to what is the "must have" toys are for this Christmas, when the toys are made through the practice of nearly slave labor conditions.

The issue of propaganda is very clear to see in commercials; buy the toy, use the product, and you will be happy, as though acquisition, and conspicuous consumption, is the "drug" that will get you there.

But the problem with this drug is, it always wares off,leaving you and your kid hungry for another "fix".

Talk to your kids, if they are of appropriate age to understand, about the fact that the toys they may have their heart set on, are made in slave labor conditions, and you cannot support buying that toy for this reason, but will find a wonderful treat for them somewhere else.

There are many local artists, in many areas, of this country, who make dolls and crafts; why not focus on something like that instead?!? It will probably last longer than any mass-produced toy, be a small way of getting money back into the American system, and be a unique, and treasured part of your kid's life for a long time.

IF you google "American hand made dolls", you will be very surprised at what you find.

If the child is old enough, share with them about alternative giving, and why it is a good thing. Make it a habit to share the gift of caring with them, by donating to a local food bank, or another local charity with which you have a strong resonance, this Christmas season.

Kids who learn to care about others early, and how important it is, grow up to be adults who care for others in this world, and act accordingly.

Dec 08 09:27

The Tide Is Turning Against the Oligarchs — Paul Craig Roberts

The ruling oligarchy and their presstitute media have become desperate now that they are losing control over explanations and Americans’ minds. Thus, they charge independent Internet journalists such as myself with being Russian agents peddling fake news.

Recent legislation in the House of Representatives, the list of 200 alleged Russian agents, and the attacks on president-elect Trump from within the US intelligence community make it clear that pressures on truthtellers are increasing.

Dec 08 09:24

Is Peace Possible? A Dialogue With Johan Galtung On Ukraine; Trump, Putin, And…

I expect these two men to cooperate — Johan Galtung

JG: I think there is a big difference in the campaigner Donald Trump, with his horrible remarks, and all his prejudices, and the President-Elect—who announces himself as the President for all Americans! While we are focusing on Ukraine, I was particularly interested in a statement made by a member of the Trump team about the 200-year relationship between Russia and the United States: the point was made that Russia supported what became the United States, against the French and the English empires. And that was Tsar Alexander I!...

It helps to have a long time-perspective! This is the first time in my life that I have heard of a President-Elect, or a President, having an historical perspective!

Dec 07 17:51

US To Let In Taiwan President, Rejecting China's Request To Block Visit

The United States government has turned down China’s request to block Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen’s planned stopover on US soil in the coming weeks, further fueling tensions caused by President-elect Donald Trump’s phone call with Tsai.

Dec 07 14:59

COMMUNIST CHINA WARNS PRESIDENT-ELECT DONALD TRUMP TO GET IN LINE OR ‘FACE THE CONSEQUENCES’

CHINESE STATE MEDIA SAID TUESDAY THAT DONALD TRUMP IS A “DIPLOMATIC ROOKIE” WHO MUST LEARN NOT TO CROSS BEIJING ON ISSUES LIKE TRADE AND TAIWAN, WARNING AMERICA COULD PAY DEARLY FOR HIS NAIVETY.

Dec 07 12:43

Can Trump Leash His Pentagon ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis?

President-elect Donald Trump formally introduced his pick to lead the defense department Tuesday, as he brought his “thank you” tour to Fayetteville, North Carolina.

Will the mad dog be leashed? Ron Paul Liberty Report weighs in:

Dec 07 12:38

‘Mad Dog’ Mattis and the Spirit of Trumpism

When it comes to foreign policy, the incoming Trump administration displays a split personality.

Mattis exemplifies the dual nature of the new administration.
This was readily apparent during the campaign, when, on the one hand, Donald Trump told us we were lied into the Iraq war, that NATO is “obsolete,” and that we have no business supporting regime change in Syria – and, on the other hand, he declared that he would crush ISIS, that it was a mistake to leave Iraq, and that we have to “rebuild our military,” as if we don’t already spend as much as the top ten defense spenders.

Dec 07 11:37

Beijing Calls on US to Refuse Taiwan President Entry During Diplomatic Trip

Days after President-elect Donald Trump riled Beijing by speaking to Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, China has asked Washington to not let Tsai visit the US on her way to Guatemala. China maintains a rocky relationship with Tsai, as they believe she may push for full independence of the autonomous nation.

Trump’s talk with Tsai on Friday was the first communication between a Taiwanese head of state and an American President-elect or President since the Taiwan Relations Act was passed in 1979, under US President Jimmy Carter.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi blamed Taiwan for the conversation just hours after it happened, stating that, "This is just the Taiwan side engaging in a petty action, and cannot change the 'one China' structure already formed by the international community…I believe that it won't change the longstanding 'one China' policy of the United States government."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A short memo to Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi: The Chinese are very much admired for looking at the long term, in terms of how its government creates its strategies for moving forward economically and politically.

Your criticism of Taiwan's President's congratulatory call to President-Elect Trump, coupled with your demand that President Tsai not be allowed to visit the US on her way to Guatemala, does not seem to be in character with those attributes.

Dec 07 09:37

China PRAISES Trump's choice of ambassador days after The Donald blasts Beijing on Twitter

CHINA has branded Donald Trump's US ambassador to Beijing an "old friend" following reports Terry Branstad accepted the President-elect's offer for the position.

Dec 07 05:33

Can Trump Leash His Pentagon ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis?

President-elect Donald Trump formally introduced his pick to lead the defense department Tuesday, as he brought his “thank you” tour to Fayetteville, North Carolina.

Will the mad dog be leashed? Ron Paul Liberty Report weighs in:

Dec 06 13:01

Iranophobes on Parade – Philip Giraldi

Will Iran be the target of the Trump regime?

Hopefully someone will convince Donald Trump that the real answer to eliminating the “Iranian threat” is not war.

One of the most discouraging aspects of the filling out of the Donald Trump cabinet is the array of Iran haters that seem to be lining up in the foreign policy and national security areas.Trump has been personally advocating sensible policies relating to Russia and Syria but he appears to have gone off the rails regarding Iran, which just might be attributed to those who are giving him advice.

Dec 06 11:40

Mr. Trump: Use Your America-First Instincts to Pick a Secretary of State

These five men taken individually or together amount to a poisonous dog’s breakfast of intervention, war-mongering, deeper bankruptcy, and Israel First.

There is not an America First-bone in any of them, and they would work against your often-stated goal of reforming U.S. foreign policy in the direction the Founders intended, and ending the influence of the passions of Neoconservatives and Israel Firsters for involving the republic in endless, unnecessary wars.

Dec 06 11:31

Failed EU – Means an Expanded Dictatorship

Mass movements frequently take on a life of their own.

As the people of the world awaken to the pernicious nature and destructive wreckage of European civilization, the EU technocrats and oligarchs respond with even greater measures of control, repression and intimidation. Yet the prospects that they will be able to maintain their autocratic rule lessons with each populist rebellion against the beasts from Brussels. Induced panic is a tool used to scare the peasants into additional submission. The most obvious method will be a major economic and monetary implosion designed to create fear so that their revered and lauded interdependency necessitates another surrender of national sovereignty.

Dec 06 09:11

Chinese media mocks Trump for 'running the country with Twitter'

Chinese media is taking aim at Donald Trump over the president-elect's Twitter outburst on the U.S. relationship with Beijing.
"Did China ask us if it was OK to devalue their currency [and] build a massive military complex in the middle of the South China Sea?" Trump asked on Twitter late Sunday. "I don't think so!"

Dec 06 08:16

Donald Trump adviser says 'If China doesn't like it, screw 'em' as diplomatic row escalates

Donald Trump should not worry about insulting China and if Beijing objects to him speaking to Taiwan, "screw 'em", an economic adviser to the US president-elect has said.

Dec 05 10:55

CHINA INTRODUCES NEW SUPER CAR TAX to Teach the Rich a Lesson - But Its Not Going To Work

China has introduced an additional 10% tax on “super cars”, including Ferrari, Bentley, Aston Martin and Rolls-Royce.

Dec 05 06:15

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts Is A Former Treasury Secretary Who Actually Cares

Here’s an idea – how about appointing a US Treasury Secretary who actually cares for the ultimate welfare of the American People and the United States of America for a change, as opposed to using his position as a “revolving door” a la the cadre of treasonous “America-last” gaggle of premeditated criminals merely taking a leave of absence from their full-time jobs at Goldman Sachs and Covington & Burling LLP?

The American economy and its engineered 2008 crash wrought by such “financial luminaries” as Robert Rubin, Larry Summers, Gene Sperling, Hank Paulson, Tim Geithner, and others, has left a lasting effect, if not almost the total destruction of, the American Economy.

Dec 05 05:05

Donald Trump: Thank you Ohio!

Awesome after Election rally.

Keep it up, Trump supporters! NO to Lobbyists! No to Regime Change Wars! No to the Neocons! We want a foreign policy that puts #AmericaFirst

Thank you Ohio! Together, we made history – and now, the real work begins. America will start winning again! #AmericaFirst

Full Speech: President-Elect Donald Trump 'VICTORY' Rally in Cincinnati, OH 12/1/16

Dec 04 16:42

Will Vietnam Embrace China After Trump Elected?

Common wisdom says that after Donald Trump got elected in the United States, Vietnam should be in panic.

True, there could be some ‘objective’ reasons for alarm, if one is truly obsessed with the ‘free’ trade agreements.

Dec 04 10:35

RUSSIA, USA AND CHINA ARE PREPPING FOR ALL-OUT SPACE WAR

As countries seek to maintain control in outer-space, competition between nations will give rise to apocalyptic cosmic attacks, according to security officials.

Dec 04 09:26

MAJOR FOREIGN POLICY SHIFT: TURKEY ABANDONING EU FOR SCO

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on November 20 that Turkey did not need to join the European Union «at all costs». Instead, it could become part of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), or Shanghai Pact. The Turkish leader said he had already discussed the idea with Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Kazakh counterpart Nursultan Nazarbayev.

The SCO is a Eurasian political, economic, and military organization founded in 2001 in Shanghai. Its members are Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan speak Turkic languages.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Economically and geopolitically, for a lot of reasons, it makes far more sense for Turkey to joint the SCO than the EU; Erdogan has called this correctly.

Dec 03 18:29

Britain Will Send Fighter Jets & Aircraft Carriers To South China Sea

British fighter jets and aircraft carriers will be operating in the South China Sea, one of the world’s most volatile hotspots, by the year 2020, according to the UK’s ambassador to the US.

Dec 03 08:15

Trump's phone call with Taiwan president risks China's wrath

Diplomatic experts predict fraught start to US relations with Beijing after president-elect’s conversation with Tsai Ing-wen

China lodges complaint with US over Trump’s Taiwan phone call

Dec 02 18:00

Trending on Twitter: MSM Flips - Trump Risks War With China Because He Called Called Taiwan

The corporate media totally ignores Obama sold $1.83b of weapons to Taiwan and flips out because Trump called Taiwan claiming it will cause a war.

More fake news from the corporate media. Just when you think they can’t possibly lose anymore credibility. You just cant make this stuff up.

The liberal media is flipping out because Trump just made a phone call to Taiwan throw accusations all over the place he at a minimum started a trade war if not an actual war.

Dec 01 19:13

China’s Economic Imperialism Could Spell Trouble

In 2007, a Chinese company bought Mount Toromocho in Peru. That’s right. A mountain, in another country.

Dec 01 13:59

China Losing Control? PBOC Imposes New Yuan Outflow Limits For First Time In Two Decades

Late last week, we reported that in its latest push to limit and/or halt capital outflows, China unveiled new capital controls meant to stem further capital flight disguised as outbound M&A by clamping down with tighter controls on Chinese companies seeking to invest overseas, intensifying efforts to slow a surge in capital fleeing offshore amid tepid growth and an uncertain economic outlook. Beijing was said to focus on “extra-large” foreign acquisitions valued at $10 billion or more per deal, property investments by state-owned firms above $1 billion and investments of $1 billion or more by any Chinese company in an overseas entity unrelated to the investor’s core business. The new controls would apply to deals yet to receive approval from China’s top economic planning agency.

It did not end there.

Dec 01 12:15

China military says it's seriously concerned by Japan-South Korea pact

China's Defence Ministry on Wednesday expressed serious concern about South Korea and Japan signing a military intelligence pact to share sensitive information on the threat posed by North Korea's missile and nuclear activities.

The signing of the General Security of Military Information Agreement had originally been expected in 2012, but South Korea postponed it due to domestic opposition.

The case for the neighbors to pool intelligence has increased, however, as North Korea has been testing different types of missiles at a faster rate, and claims it has the capability to mount a nuclear warhead on a missile.

Chinese Defence Ministry spokesman Yang Yujun said the move would add a new unsafe and unstable element to northeast Asia and smacked of a Cold War mentality.

"China's military expresses serious concern about this," Yang told a monthly news briefing, adding to previous opposition to the deal from the Chinese Foreign Ministry.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A memo to Chinese Defence Ministry spokesman Yang Yujun: please, try to this from both the Japanese and South Korean perspectives.

Your client State, North Korea, appears drifting toward more instability, and this is coupled with the reality that its President, Kim Jung-Un, appears to be hell-bent to develop a viable nuclear weapons program, which has guidance that works, and soon.

Sir, forgive me, but if you were heads of state, or even citizens, in either South Korea or Japan, would you not be just a little ...nervous, knowing that this was going on?!?

I would strongly suggest, sir that your President, Xi Jinping, needs to recommence negotiations with North Korea, bringing in South Korea, Japan, and the US government, to hammer out a true peace treaty.

This would replace the current Armistice, which is simply a cessation of hostilities, and would include the provision for trade guarantees, as long as North Korea stops developing nuclear weapons, and becomes a signatory to the NNPT, as Iran did.

It can be done, if the will is there. And I hope China's experience with President-Elect Trump will be a far more positive working relationship than it has been with the current (and soon to be Ex) President Obama.

That Obama dissed China at the last G20 meeting, hosted by China, by accusing them of South China Sea "aggression", was the geopolitical equivalent to relieving oneself in someone's face, then telling them it was raining.
G20: Obama warns Beijing against South China Sea aggression

Nov 29 16:33

John Pilger: The Coming War On China

A major US military build-up – including nuclear weapons – is under way in Asia and the Pacific with the purpose of confronting China.

Nov 29 05:54

China turns two powerful US and UK destroyers into worthless buckets

The US missile destroyer Zumwalt and high-tech destroyer of the British Royal Navy HMS Duncan turned into "useless buckets" owing to China's efforts. According to Eer agency, it was Chinese-made microchips that put the vessels out of order. Military experts try to find out how such a malfunction could occur. Earlier, a state-of-the-art US destroyer could not stand the "test" of passing through the Panama Canal. The vessel broke when passing through the canal. Afterwards, when in Florida, the ship encountered technical problems again. The $1.2 billion HMS Duncan destroyer found herself in a similar situation during NATO maneuvers. It was revealed later that all of the malfunctions occurred because of the chips of Chinese origin. The US had purchased tens of thousands of such chips for the navy.

Nov 28 13:09

Internet Privacy In UK Now ‘Worse Than China’

UK citizens have been stripped of their right to any online privacy, with a new law making the British public subject to 24/7 draconian surveillance that surpasses the restrictions placed on Chinese citizens.

Nov 28 08:15

China Inc. & Billionaires Dodge Capital Controls via Global Buyout Binge. Government Not Amused

The fear of further yuan devaluation.

Nov 28 00:16

The Hidden Communist History of the Neo-Conservatives (“Neo Cons”)

Neo-conservatism fully began to rear its ugly head in the 1990’s when they thoroughly infiltrated the once patriotic and pro-America Republican party.

It is therefore incumbent upon each and every single patriotic American who cares about the future of their country (especially federal, state, and local law enforcement and prosecutor offices) to immediately begin to identify, isolate, marginalize, investigate, indict, arrest, prosecute, and incarcerate all Neo-Conservatives as an internal and national security threat to the welfare of the United States of America.

Nov 28 00:11

Foibles, Fables and Failures – The Financial Press and its Keepers

The Presidential elections made millions of American voters starkly aware of the mendacity of the mass media and the corruption of the Clinton political elite.

The world’s largest billionaire bankers had bankrolled Secretary Hillary Clinton, the ‘million-dollar-a-speech’ War Goddess. They had bet heavily against the populist-nationalist Donald Trump and they lost. Their pre-paid political manifestos, addressed to the readers of the NY Times, flopped and sputtered: Most readers and investors in domestic markets had placed their bets on ‘The Donald’. Their domestic celebrations pumped up the market after the election.

The unimaginable had happened: George Soros had bet and lost! The ‘deplorable’ electorate preferred the obnoxious nationalist to the obnoxious speculator. ‘Who’d a thunk it?’

Nov 27 23:53

Trump the Great — Paul Craig Roberts

If Trump can defeat the oligarchy and save America, he can go down in history as Trump the Great.

What we don’t know is why groups that allegedly are liberal-progressive-leftwing are such fervent supporters of Hillary.

To the extent any of the Trump protesters are sincere and not merely paid tools of oligarchs, such as George Soros, military and financial interests, and global capitalists, they should consider that false claims and unjustified criticism can cause Trump and his supporters to close their ears to all criticism and make it easier for neoconservatives to influence Trump by offering support.

Nov 27 11:39

Facebook, China, Fake News And The Slippery Slope Of Censorship.

I am really concerned about the future of the Internet now that Obama, Facebook, Google, and China are cracking down on what the call "fake news".

Nov 26 18:00

The Iran-Russia-China Strategic Triangle

21 November 2016
By F. William Engdahl

The developing economic, political and military links binding Iran, China and Russia in what I see as an emerging Golden Triangle in Eurasia, are continuing to deepen insignificant areas. This, while it seems to be US geopolitical strategy in a prospective Trump Administration to distance Washington from both Iran and from China, while dangling the carrot of lessened confrontation between Washington and Moscow–classic Halford Mackinder or Kissinger geopolitics of avoiding a two-front war that was colossally backfiring on Washington by trying to shift the power balance. At present, the dynamic of the past several years of closer cooperation by the three pivotal states of the Eurasian Heartland is gaining strategic momentum. The latest is the visit of China’s Minister of Defense and of Russian senior officials to Teheran

Nov 26 14:15

The Hidden Communist History of the Neo-Conservatives (“Neo Cons”)

Neo-conservatism fully began to rear its ugly head in the 1990’s when they thoroughly infiltrated the once patriotic and pro-America Republican party.

At the helm of this nightmarish and Frankenstein-like transformation of the USA into something more akin to the former USSR and/or NAZI Germany, is the “National Security State/Military Industrial Complex,” spearheaded by the Deep State Plutocrat/Oligarch Elite, using their most effective “useful idiot” agents, the Neo-Conservative (“Neo-Con”) movement.

Nov 26 11:17

FLASHBACK - Soros: China Must Be Part Of The New World Order

Nov 26 10:59

Clintons and Federal Reserve bankers linked to fake gold in Fort Knox.

In October of 2009 China received a shipment of gold bars from the United States Department of the Treasury Bullion Depository in Fort Knox. The gold is regularly exchanged between countries to pay debts and to settle the balance of trade. Most gold is exchanged and stored in vaults under the supervision of a special organization based in London, the London Bullion Market Association (or LBMA). When the shipment was received, the Chinese government ordered special tests be performed to guarantee the purity and weight of the gold bars as China is the largest foreign holder of US Treasury securities. Chinese officials were shocked to learn that the bars were fake. The gold shipment contained a tungsten core with a thin coating of real gold. These tested gold bars originated in the US and had been stored in Fort Knox for years.

Nov 25 13:49

China tests hypersonic missile, smash targets 300 MILES away

We are too blame for this advancement by china, we have been giving them our intellectual property for decades and they have been stealing it openly.

Nov 25 11:25

'Golden Era': China's Global Triumphant March Prompts Panic in West

China's investment in the US has surpassed America's investment into China, the Beijing-based Center for China and Globalization's latest report highlights. However, China's global expansion has prompted growing concerns in the West which is yet to reconcile itself with the reality of its fading economic influence in the world.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

To anyone paying attention, this...is a very big deal.

Nov 25 09:58

China: Xinjiang residents told to turn in passports

All residents in China's largely Muslim region of Xinjiang must hand in their passports to local police stations for "examination and management", according to Global Times, a state-funded newspaper .

"Anyone who needs the passport must apply to the police station," an anonymous police officer in Aksu prefecture told the paper on Thursday, adding that the policy had been implemented throughout Xinjiang.

The Global Times article followed numerous reports of tightened passport controls in cities across the region.

In June, local state-run media reported that the mostly Kazakh residents of a Xinjiang border district had to give police DNA samples, fingerprints, voiceprints and a "three-dimensional image" in order to apply for certain travel documents, including passports.

A Xinjiang official told the Global Times that the new tightening of policy was intended to maintain social order in the region.

Nov 25 09:20

China's smog-sucking vacuum tower is actually working - " the air around the tower is in fact 55% cleaner than it was before" - " locals referred to his tower as a “clean air temple”"

Over the last 41 days, the Smog Free Tower has busily scrubbed 30 million m3 of air, according to Studio Roosegaarde. That’s equal to the volume of 10 Beijing National Stadiums. Studio Roosegaarde reports that locals referred to his tower as a “clean air temple,” drawing comparisons to China’s famed pagodas.

Nov 25 08:05

China: Xinjiang residents told to turn in passports

All residents in China's largely Muslim region of Xinjiang must hand in their passports to local police stations for "examination and management", according to Global Times, a state-funded newspaper .

"Anyone who needs the passport must apply to the police station," an anonymous police officer in Aksu prefecture told the paper on Thursday, adding that the policy had been implemented throughout Xinjiang.

Nov 24 12:03

Now sabre-rattling China unveils its WARBOTS – terrifying drones which attack in packs

THEY travel at twice the speed of sound and use new generation Artificial Intelligence to attack in packs - and the outgun anything the west has to offer.

Nov 24 09:00

Trump loses half his transition team in purge of lobbyists

Donald Trump has repeatedly promised to ‘drain the swamp’ of Washington ...
The Trump transition team has lost nearly half its staff and volunteers in a matter of days since instituting a ban on registered lobbyists at the end of last week, the Daily Mail has learned.

‘All the lobbyists are gone,’ said one source familiar with the transition. ‘Lobbyists were the vast majority. Now, today you go in and you could count [them] maybe on one hand.’

The source estimated that the number of staffers and volunteers working on the transition plummeted from around 250 late last week to less than 125 on Tuesday.

Nov 24 08:57

West Already Weaponizing Fake News

Maybe the internet will not succumb to the latest Western crusade against “fake news”.
You really know that masses of people are living within a mind-control matrix when the greatest, most pervasive purveyors of fake news denounce others for the practice.

And yet they do so without the slightest hint of awareness about their own monstrous hypocrisy.

“Fake news” has become a hot issue following the surprise US election victory of maverick business tycoon Donald Trump. Supposedly serious Western media outlets have highlighted the spread of hoax stories purporting to be news reports as having swayed the presidential race in Trump’s favor against his rival, Democrat career politician Hillary Clinton.

Nov 24 08:55

The Upcoming War On The Alternative Media By The Deep State Mainstream Media

This declaration of war was typified by Google and FaceBook
The Mainstream Media (“MSM”), fully owned and co-opted by the Deep State Plutocrat/ Oligarch Elite, are extremely unhappy that Donald Trump won the 2016 Election.

They did not bank on this, and were completely and totally confident that their trillions of dollars of money issued by the Federal Reserve and international central banks, control of the National Security State as represented by the Military Industrial Complex, and bought and paid for representatives in the United States Legislature (Congress and Senate), Executive Branch, and Judiciary would have ensured their victory.

So what turned this election around, to upset the proverbial apple cart and deliver the Presidency to Donald J. Trump?

Nov 24 08:52

‘We are at war with Russia’: EU Parliament resolution to counter Russian media

The resolution is a sign of the “political degradation” of the western “idea of democracy” - Putin

For decades the EU has been lecturing Russia and touting freedom of speech as one of its core principles, but hypocritically dismissed it as an unnecessary luxury once their narrative was challenged, RT’s editor-in-chief Margarita Simonyan said.

“We of course are extremely disappointed, this is really outrageous,” Simonyan said on the subject of the EU’s so-called anti-Russia propaganda resolution.

Nov 23 18:35

Man without arms denied housing loan due to inability to provide fingerprints

A housing loan application submitted by a man in Zhengzhou, Henan province was recently rejected - a not altogether unusual occurence.
However, what sets this man's case apart is the reason his loan was denied: because Wu Jianping has no arms, creditors claimed they could not give him a loan since he was unable to be fingerprinted.

Nov 23 17:01

China successfully fires radical hypersonic 'very long range air to air missile' that could hit targets 300 miles away

China has become the latest country to successfully test fire a hypersonic missile, it has been claimed.

A Chinese J-16 strike fighter test-fired the giant missile earlier this month, successfully destroying the target drone at a very long range, according to Popular Science.

Its experts analysed pictured of the launch, and concluded the missile was 19 feet long, and roughly 13 inches in diameter, meaning it could hit targets up to 300 miles away.

'This is a big deal,' wrote Jeffrey Lin and P.W. Singer.

'This missile would easily outrange any American (or other NATO) air-to-air missile.'

Nov 23 13:37

China interested in occupying Ukraine's Chernobyl

China wants to start construction projects in Chernobyl, Ukrainian mass media report. Two energy corporations from China - GCL System Integration Technology and China National Complete Engineering Corporation (CCEC) - announced an intention to build a solar-powered electric power station in Chernobyl's exclusion zone. The construction may start as early as next year. The capacity of the solar power plant is said to exceed 1 GW, which is twice the capacity of all solar power plants in Ukraine today. CCEC will act as the general contractor, while GCL-SI will provide consulting and planning services, as well as photovoltaic installations. A senior representative of GCL-SI said that the project was one of the key steps in the international strategy of the corporation.

Nov 23 12:21

The Liberation of the Slaves

Donald Trump can find better Jewish allies than Zionists or liberal NWO Jews.

Donald Trump’s electoral victory unleashed pent-up tectonic energies on an unprecedented scale.

The world has been changed, much more than could be expected from any election of a US president. Just a short time has passed since election day, but it appears that the New World Order has received a shattering blow. There is a great feeling of freedom in the air, as if the vote broke the chains of a generation, and we suddenly found ourselves free.

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