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Multiple North Korean soldiers have been killed or injured in a landmine explosion inside the Demilitarized Zone as South Korea fired warning shots early Tuesday morning.

The South Korean military said it fired the shots to repel North Korean soldiers  who temporarily crossed the rivals' land border for the second time this month.

They said an estimated 20 to 30 North Korean soldiers, while engaging in unspecified construction work on the northern side of the border, crossed the military demarcation line that bisects the countries at around 8.30am local time.

The North Korean soldiers then retreated after the South broadcasted warnings and fired shots, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said, adding that they did not see any suspicious activity after. 

Tags: KOREA
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Titanic director James Cameron has slammed OceanGate for its lax approach to building the ill-fated Titan submersible that imploded last year. 

The world held its breath for 96 hours last June as the US Navy, the US Coast Guard and the Canadian Coast Guard launched a complex mission to find the doomed vessel before the five inhabitants ran out of oxygen. 

The Titan sub was built by OceanGate, a startup founded by CEO Stockton Rush, who tragically perished along with the four other people onboard when it imploded hours after it set off on June 18 2023. 

But Cameron, best known for directing the hit film Titanic, claims OceanGate knowingly cut too many corners, and unnecessarily risked the lives of the people who paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to travel to the wreck of the Titanic. 

Tags: SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
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President Joe Biden is planning to announce a sweeping new policy Tuesday that would lift the threat of deportation for hundreds of thousands of people married to U.S. citizens, an aggressive election-year action on immigration that had been sought by many Democrats.

Biden will announce the new program at a White House event to celebrate the Obama-era 'dreamers' directive that offered deportation protections for young undocumented immigrants, according to three people briefed on the White House plans.

The policy will allow roughly 490,000 spouses of U.S. citizens an opportunity to apply for a 'parole in place' program, which would shield them from deportations and offer them work permits if they have lived in the country for at least 10 years, according to two of the people briefed. 

Tags: IMMIGRATION/GLOBALISM, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, VOTE FRAUD, WHITE HOUSE
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United States Marines on Thursday arrested U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield on Charges of Conspiracy to Commit Election Fraud and Treason after Implicating her in a Heinous Plot to have United Nations “Observers” and “Peacekeepers” Monitor Polling Locations on Election Night 2024, Sources in General Eric M. Smith’s Office told Real Raw News.

Thomas-Greenfield was nominated by Joseph R. Biden to be the Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations as well as the Representative of the United States of America in the Security Council of the United Nations on January 20, 2021, and the Senate Confirmed her Three Days Later. Our Source said White Hats hadn’t considered her a Threat until Discovering her Treachery Last Week.

Marine Corps Forces Cyberspace Command, he added, Intercepted an Audio Conversation between Thomas Greenfield and U.N. Under-Secretary - General for Peace Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix, who White Hats had previously Declared an “International” Criminal when his Name surfaced at Merrick Garland’s Military Tribunal in March.

Webmaster addition: I cannot confirm this story. This claim tracks back to just one source, and as you can see it is highly biased. Looks like Biden is going to push the "Insurrection" gambit again!

Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, WHITE HOUSE
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The Ukrainian government announced on Monday it had failed to reach an agreement with a group of foreign bondholders that includes financial giants BlackRock and Pimco on restructuring Ukraine’s $20 billion in Eurobonds, according to a report by Reuters.

In February 2022, bondholders granted Ukraine a two-year debt freeze in view of the conflict with Russia. But that agreement ends in August, and bondholders are anxious for Kiev to begin paying interest on its debt again. Ukraine could end up in default if new debt relief is not arranged, which would damage the country’s credit rating and complicate its ability to borrow in the future.

Webmaster addition: Gee, I wonder who gets to pick up the slack!

Remember, in war, whoever runs out of money first loses!

Tags: ECONOMY, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WHITE HOUSE
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Russian President Vladimir Putin has approved the draft of a strategic partnership treaty with North Korea, which is expected to be signed during his upcoming visit to Pyongyang.

The Russian leader will begin a two-day state visit to North Korea on Tuesday, which will include a face-to-face meeting with the country's leader, Kim Jong-un, as well as talks on a wide range of issues, including security, the economy, and the international agenda.

Hours before Putin’s scheduled arrival in Pyongyang, Moscow released a presidential decree stating that it accepts “the proposal of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the signing of… Comprehensive Strategic Partnership Agreement between the Russian Federation and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.”

Tags: KOREA, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA
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Marine Le Pen has said she will not seek the immediate removal of President Emmanuel Macron from office should her National Rally (NR) party come out on top in France's upcoming general election. 

The former long-time NR leader currently heads the party’s faction in  parliament. Macron called a snap election after his party lost spectacularly to the NR in the EU parliamentary elections earlier this month.

Le Pen, who has run for president three times in the past, has been a vocal critic of Macron’s immigration and social policies, as well as his support for arming Ukraine.  

In an interview with Le Figaro published on Sunday, Le Pen was asked whether her party would call for the resignation of the president if the National Rally emerges victorious in the upcoming election. The veteran politician said she would not.

Tags: FRANCE, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
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As our society descends into chaos, vast numbers of people are choosing to pull the plug and walk away.  Of course it is nearly impossible to completely escape the ubiquitous madness that is seemingly all around us, but many are finding that an “off grid” lifestyle gives them the best opportunity to insulate themselves as much as possible.  When you become less dependent on the system, what happens to the system has less of an impact on you.  Unfortunately, it appears that our system is heading into a full-blown meltdown, and a significant portion of the population is feverishly making preparations in anticipation of what is coming.
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
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Why does it seem the Pentagon is far better at spending money than actually putting together a successful operation? The failed “Operation Prosperity Guardian” and the disastrous floating Gaza pier are but two recent examples of enormously expensive initiatives that, though they no-doubt enriched military contractors, were incapable of meeting their stated goals.

To great fanfare, last December the Pentagon announced the launch of Operation Prosperity Guardian, a joint US/UK military operation to halt the Yemeni Houthi disruption of Israel-linked commercial shipping through the Red Sea. The Houthis announced their policy in response to civilian deaths in Israel’s war on Gaza, but when the US and UK military became involved they announced they would target US and UK shipping as well.

The operation was supposed to be quick and easy. After all, the rag-tag Houthi militia was no match for the mighty US and UK navies. But it didn’t work out that way at all. Over the weekend the Wall Street Journal published a devastating article revealing that after spending more than one billion dollars on munitions alone, the operation had failed to deter the Houthis and failed to re-open commercial shipping in the Red Sea.

 

Tags: CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, IRAN, ISRAEL, LEBANON, MIDDLE EAST, PALESTINE, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE, WMD
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‘Criminal Act’ – Israeli Army Burns Rafah Departure Hall, Severing Gaza’s Connection to World

The Israeli army burned down the departure hall on the Palestinian side of the Rafah crossing. (Photo: via Younis Tirawi, Twitter)
 

By Palestine Chronicle Staff  

This incident coincides with ongoing incursions by Israeli military vehicles into Rafah’s Philadelphi Corridor.

The Israeli army burned down on Monday the departure hall on the Palestinian side of the Rafah crossing, effectively severing Gaza’s connection to the outside world.

This act follows the Israeli army’s seizure of the Rafah crossing 40 days ago. 

The departure hall, along with other facilities and buildings, was set on fire, cutting off communication for Palestinians in Gaza. 

Several Palestinian social media accounts shared images showing the departure hall completely engulfed in flames.

This incident coincides with ongoing incursions by Israeli military vehicles into Rafah’s Philadelphi Corridor, a demilitarized buffer zone along Gaza’s border with Egypt.

Claire's Observations:  I don't know what the Hebrew equivalent is for "Like shooting fish in a barrel"; but that is how target-rich this environment will be for the IDF's genocide here.

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS, IRAN, ISRAEL, MIDDLE EAST, PALESTINE, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE, WMD
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Russian troops struck Ukrainian army units and military hardware in 110 areas over the past day in the special military operation in Ukraine, Russia’s Defense Ministry reported on Monday.

"Operational/tactical aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles, missile troops and artillery of the Russian groups of forces inflicted damage on massed enemy manpower and military equipment in 110 locations," the ministry said in a statement.

Tags: RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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Here is what is currently known about the sub:

- It can dive up to 600 meters deep and has a maximum speed of 16 knots on the surface and 31 knots underwater

- The submarine has a crew complement of 64 and an endurance of about 100 days, limited by food and maintenance requirements.

- The vessel’s armament includes 533mm torpedo tubes and vertical launch silos for Oniks anti-ship cruise missiles, Kalibr cruise missiles and Zircon hypersonic cruise missiles. Both Kalibr and Zircon missiles are nuclear-capable.

Tags: RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WMD
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By Noor Yacoubi in the Gaza Strip,
a mother comforting her newborn.

It's hardly the life Israa imagined for her baby daughter when she learned she was pregnant in late May last year.

Like most expecting mothers, she had hopes of buying soft and colourful baby blankets for her little angel Rushdi, along with other items such as socks and early-development toys.

But throughout much of her pregnancy, Israa, who gave only her first name, was instead repeatedly on the move, forced to forego baby shopping and flee on foot, precariously from one shelter to another, in an attempt to outrun Israeli air strikes and invading Israeli soldiers.

"I never imagined I would give birth to my first child away from home and surrounded by air strikes," the young mother told Middle East Eye.

In the midst of what should have been a cause for joy and celebration, Israa said she was made to think mostly about death

Claire's Observations:  No new mother should have to go through this, ever, anywhere!!

Tags: CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS, IRAN, ISRAEL, LEBANON, MIDDLE EAST, PALESTINE, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE, WMD
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Today, America First Legal (AFL) released new documents from its lawsuit against the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) for records from its Mis-, Dis-, and Malinformation (MDM) team regarding the 2020 election. Reinforcing AFL’s prior findings of federal election interference, the new documents reveal that:

  • CISA knew mail-in and absentee voting are less secure than in-person (i.e., verified voting) voting, confirming warnings by former President Trump and others of increased fraud, and shared these concerns with mainstream media outlets during an unclassified “media tour” the Friday before the 2020 election. However, the mainstream media, having derided the notion that “vote by mail” was less secure than in-person voting, covered up the truth.
  • CISA knew that there was no credible evidence to support the claim that in-person voting would spread COVID-19. Yet, it covered up the truth and supported mass vote-by-mail schemes.
  • CISA relied upon Deloitte, an accounting and consulting firm, to gather disinformation “narratives” regarding vote-by-mail across social media for the purpose of monitoring and censorship.

CISA Confirms Mass “Vote-by-Mail” Schemes Create Election Integrity Risks

Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, VOTE FRAUD, WHITE HOUSE
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Biden Deploys Record Number of Troops to Jordan in Quiet Buildup

 
 
 
President Biden meets with King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein of Jordan. (Photo: Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

As the war in Gaza rages, the Biden administration has deployed a record number of U.S. troops to Jordan, a new report to Congress reveals. The troop buildup has not been previously reported.

There are now a record 3,813 American troops in Jordan, according to the White House’s war powers report to Congress released on June 7. That’s a 625 troop increase over December, with the number of soldiers and airmen exceeding the number at any time since the second Gulf War and the invasion of Iraq, a review of past war powers reports reveals.

Claire's Observations:  YIKES!!!!!  This signals to me, that the Bidenistas are expecting a MUCH wider war in the Middle East than just in Gaza.

Tags: CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS, IRAN, ISRAEL, LEBANON, MIDDLE EAST, PALESTINE, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE, WMD
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Putin To Arrive In North Korea Tuesday, First Visit In 24 Years

 

by Tyler Durden
 

On Monday the Kremlin has revealed details of Russian President Vladimir Putin's trip to North Korea. Last week South Korea's Yonhap news agency predicted that Putin could show up in the North Korean capital "as early as next week" as part of an expected Asian tour that will include Vietnam.

The Kremlin has now revealed that the Russian leader will fly to Pyongyang on Tuesday and will stay for one night. It will mark the first time Putin has visited the country since the year 2000 when he met with Kim Jong-il.

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, First Deputy Prime Minister Denis Manturov, Defense Minister Andrey Belousov, and some other top officials will accompany Putin on the trip.

A state media announcement detailed that "The two sides are expected to sign a number of documents during the visit, according to Ushakov, including a potential comprehensive strategic partnership agreement."

"The Russian delegation will also engage in extensive talks with its North Korean counterpart on a number of issues, including bilateral relations, the economy, security, and international cooperation," RT continued. "Putin is also expected to attend a state concert being held in honor of his visit and hold informal talks with Kim."

Last week, Kim said that "meaningful" ties with Russia will "further consolidate the eternal milestone" in a new era of relations, according to state KCNA. Putin will in essence be returning the favor of a visit, after Kim toured Russia's far east last year, and reportedly inspected several weapons and space-related sites.

During that prior trip, Kim had said closer relations with Moscow are his "number one priority" - as both countries find themselves under heavy US-led sanctions.

The Ukraine war, and accompanying Western punitive sanctions, have resulted in Russia forging closer defense and trade ties with US rival, enemies, and 'pariahs' like Iran, Venezuela, Cuba, and China. The US has even accused North Korea is supplying immense amounts of artillery shells and military supplies for Moscow's war efforts in Ukraine.

Reuters previously reported this week that Putin is expected in Vietnam from June 19 to 20. This fresh Kremlin news release confirms that the North Korea trip will take place before that

Claire's Observations:  It appears that every country in the world is "choosing up sides" for a coming world war. Kim made a very smart, nuanced decision to align with Russia.  I don't know how much North Korea's defence needs will be discussed, but I am certain they will be a very high priority. 

Ever had that archetypal dream, that you saw two trains coming at each other at full blast, but could not stop them from colliding into each other?!?  That is precisely how I feel right now.  

Kind of weird,  isn't it, that when the US economy is  on the skids, as it definitely is in this country right now, its "Leadership" decides it's time for a world war?!? 

Folks, that is precisely where we are at this point in time, and please understand;  you, your life, and the lives of those you love, mean nothing to people at the top of the "food chain" in this country; they have their bunkers, their champagne, their caviar, and their stock of usable medical supplies.

I know I sound like a chipped CD on this, but please:  clean water; storable food; and medicines for yourselves and your pets.  We are rapidly getting to a "past the point of no return" in terms of a massive war happening.   And if you are (magically thinking) "It can't possibly hit where I live", you had better think again, to enable you to take care of yourself, and the people you love.   

Are you aware that an amendment has been attached to the defense budget, mandating that all males of military age will automatically be registered with Selective Service?  You had better think about that, and its implications, for a little while.  Why would the Federal Government do this, if it were not planning to execute a draft, and very soon?!? https://www.foxla.com/news/house-passes-defense-bill-automatically-registering-men-18-26-draft  Do chew on that one for a while.

Tags: CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS, IRAN, ISRAEL, KOREA, LEBANON, MIDDLE EAST, NATO, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE, WMD
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This week, Attorney General Merrick Garland took to the pages of the Washington Post to lash out at critics who are spreading what he considers “conspiracy theories crafted and spread for the purpose of undermining public trust in the judicial process itself.” His column, titled “Unfounded attacks on the Justice Department must end,” missed the point.

It is Garland himself who has become the problem. The solution is in Wilmington, Delaware, where 12 average citizens just showed a commitment to the rule of law that seems to be harder and harder for the attorney general to meet.

Since his appointment, Garland has repeated a mantra that he is apolitical and would never yield to the pressures of politics or the White House. When he was nominated, I believed that claim and enthusiastically supported Garland’s confirmation. He was, I thought, the perfect man for the job after his distinguished judicial service as a moderate judge.

I was wrong. Garland’s tenure as attorney general has shown a pronounced reluctance to take steps that would threaten President Biden.

 

Tags: CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS, DICTATORSHIP, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
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Authored by Finian Cunningham,

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi could be forgiven for thinking the United States has a schizoid view of his government and the world’s most populous country.

Modi’s narrow re-election this month was greeted in the U.S. media with petulant satisfaction that Indian voters had “woken up”, as an oped piece in the New York Times put it.

The Washington Post’s editorial board rebuked Modi with the headline: “In India, the voters have spoken. They do not want autocracy.”

The Post editors went on to say that Modi “will lack a free hand for further repression of civil society, imprisonment of the opposition, infiltration and takeover of democratic institutions, and persecution of Muslims.”

That is quite a withering rap sheet for a political leader who not so long ago was given the VIP treatment in Washington

Biden’s fawning over India culminated in the White House extravaganza for Modi last June when the U.S. media championed the “new heights” of U.S.-India relations. There were at the time residual complaints about India’s deteriorating democratic conditions under Modi, but such concerns were brushed aside by the sweep of media eulogizing, epitomized by Biden’s grandiloquent toasting of the U.S. and India as supposedly world-conquering democratic partners.

It was discernible though that all the American charm and indulgence was setting India up for an ulterior purpose.

 

Tags: CHINA/TAIWAN, CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, PAKISTAN/ INDIA, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA
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