US Sounds the Alarm: “Iran Is Moving Its Country Ever Closer to Our Troops!”

The tensions between Washington and Tehran are continuing to increase. The United States is accusing Iran of moving its borders ever closer to US troops. By now some American soldiers are almost in firing range. “Iran is using its territory to harass our peacefully deployed troops,” said US National Security Advisor John Bolton. “Some of the … Continue reading “US Sounds the Alarm: “Iran Is Moving Its Country Ever Closer to Our Troops!””

Washington Preparing to Throw the Kitchen Sink at China

Dear emerging markets fund manager: If you think the trade war is ending this year, I want my money back. China is returning to its subsidy playbook and plans on subsidizing companies hit by tariffs. The latest recipient is tech companies, according to an article in the South China Morning Post on Friday. State subsidies to favored industries were a key … Continue reading “Washington Preparing to Throw the Kitchen Sink at China”

“We’re Being Played”: Tucker Carlson Features Leaked Syria Chemical Attack Memo (VIDEO)

On Thursday night Fox’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight” featured rare prime time coverage of the bombshell leaked OPCW report which refuted key events surrounding the April 2018 alleged chemical gas attack in Douma, Syria — which resulted in massive US and allied airstrikes on Damascus, nearly leading to a major war at the time. And now new allegations are looming which could once … Continue reading ““We’re Being Played”: Tucker Carlson Features Leaked Syria Chemical Attack Memo (VIDEO)”

Spare Us Your Tears, Theresa

The end of May is finally here. Today in Westminster – at her umpteenth lectern appearance, addressing a weary press and public – prime minister Theresa May announced that she would step down as Tory leader on 7 June. Her voice cracked as she spoke of the honour of ‘serving the country I love’, before turning back … Continue reading “Spare Us Your Tears, Theresa”

Describe Treason: Okay, Enlisting Foreign Governments to Overthrow the Republic

No sympathy for Trump but it’s undenible the established stated was looking into shady ways of preventing him from taking the office the voters had elected him to — they shouldn’t have worried “Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and … Continue reading “Describe Treason: Okay, Enlisting Foreign Governments to Overthrow the Republic”

That Time US Bombers Burned Down a Japan-Occupied Chinese City Killing 20,000

By none other than Curtis LeMa in his first mission in the Asian theater One week before Christmas in 1944, nearly 200 American planes raided the Chinese city of Wuhan, dropping 500 tons of incendiary bombs. Thousands of Chinese lives were lost in this incident, which has received very little attention in the intervening decades. … Continue reading “That Time US Bombers Burned Down a Japan-Occupied Chinese City Killing 20,000”

Trump Is Such a Loser He Torpedoed His Own North Korea Deal Because He Was Afraid of Heat at Home

Knew it was the right thing for peace and for his country. Decided to look for number one instead Here’s something you don’t expect to hear at a conference: “Send Lady Gaga to North Korea.” That was the most audacious idea emerging from a recent North Korea academic conference this past March at the University … Continue reading “Trump Is Such a Loser He Torpedoed His Own North Korea Deal Because He Was Afraid of Heat at Home”

China Unveils 600 km/h Magnetic-Levitation Train Prototype

China on Thursday rolled off the production line a prototype magnetic-levitation train with a designed top speed of 600 km per hour in the eastern city of Qingdao. The debut of China’s first high-speed maglev train testing prototype marks a major breakthrough for the country in the high-speed maglev transit system. The testing prototype, which … Continue reading “China Unveils 600 km/h Magnetic-Levitation Train Prototype”

Peter Schiff: Russia Is Preparing for the End of Dollar as World’s Reserve Currency (VIDEO)

“I think what Russia is doing and what other central banks are recognizing is that they need to increase their gold reserves because of the impending dollar crisis.” “Up until now people have still perceived value in the dollar but I think that is going to change with the next reccesion when the Fed goes … Continue reading “Peter Schiff: Russia Is Preparing for the End of Dollar as World’s Reserve Currency (VIDEO)”

2019 China Tariffs to Cost Every US Household $800 — The Federal Reserve

The gang at the trailer park said they welcome having somewhat less money as they have more than they know what to do with it NY Fed just published some interesting numbers on President Trump’s Trade War with China. Available here: link, the Fed note states that per recent study:  “The 2018 tariffs imposed an … Continue reading “2019 China Tariffs to Cost Every US Household $800 — The Federal Reserve”

Stalin Wins Crushing Electoral Victory…in India

A regional nationalist party called Progressive Union of Dravidians led by a MK Stalin has taken the majority of federal parliament seats contested in India’s southern state of Tamil Nadu (population of 72 million) Stalin ruled not only over the Soviet Union. Stalin has also been the mayor of Chennai, one of India’s biggest cities and the capital … Continue reading “Stalin Wins Crushing Electoral Victory…in India”

Hmmh, Something Is Missing Here…What Could It Be?

And I can not exactly put my finger on what it is (wink, wink). As manufacturer of these commemorative coins states: After a long four years of war and sacrifice in World War II, the Allies were finally victorious. It was a time for the Greatest Generation to rejoice and reflect on the gains and … Continue reading “Hmmh, Something Is Missing Here…What Could It Be?”

Turkey Has Folded to US Pressure, Is No Longer Importing Any Iranian Oil

Turkey blasted US sanctions but decided not actually to run afoul of them Turkey has closed its ports to Iranian oil, fully complying with U.S. sanctions against its main supplier, despite Ankara publicly criticising the United States’ move to end import waivers and warning of a struggle to tap alternative producers. The U.S. decision to … Continue reading “Turkey Has Folded to US Pressure, Is No Longer Importing Any Iranian Oil”

Future Warfare: F-35s to Leisurely Direct Countless Missiles by Other Planes as Enemy Obediently Lines up to Be Obliterated

One of the recent concepts for employing the F-35 is the idea that it will not engage in combat itself but will provide targeting for other heavily laden shooter platforms. Various shooter platforms have been proposed including B-1 bombers, F-18s, and F-15s. What a great concept, right?  F-35s loitering around the aerial battlefield, unseen, picking out hapless … Continue reading “Future Warfare: F-35s to Leisurely Direct Countless Missiles by Other Planes as Enemy Obediently Lines up to Be Obliterated”

Today the US Is Waging a War on Huawei. In 1987 It Was Japan’s Toshiba

Toshiba yesterday, Huawei today! Thirty years ago, Toshiba exported precision instruments to Russia. The United States imposed the following penalties on Toshiba Group: 1.) The Japanese Police Department was ordered to arrest Erhe Lin, President of Toshiba Machinery Foundry, and Hiroshima Tanamura, President of Machine Tool Business, and sentenced to 10 years’imprisonment. 2.) Closing Toshiba’s … Continue reading “Today the US Is Waging a War on Huawei. In 1987 It Was Japan’s Toshiba”

Report: US Has Told Turkey It Has Two Weeks to Cancel S-400 Deal or Lose F-35s and Be Sanctioned

Turkey has a little more than two weeks to decide whether to complete a complex arms deal with the U.S. or risk severe penalties by going through with an agreement to buy a missile system from Russia, according to multiple people familiar with the matter. By the end of the first week of June, Turkey … Continue reading “Report: US Has Told Turkey It Has Two Weeks to Cancel S-400 Deal or Lose F-35s and Be Sanctioned”

UN General Assembly Tells UK to Give Back Diego Garcia to Its Ethnically Cleansed People

The United Nations has ordered Britain to give up sovereignty over a series of tropical islands in the Indian Ocean, home to a key military base. The decision was approved by a supermajority of member states. Wednesday’s resolution called on the UK to cede control of the Chagos Islands, which it said were unlawfully annexed … Continue reading “UN General Assembly Tells UK to Give Back Diego Garcia to Its Ethnically Cleansed People”

Trump Sends out “Genocidal Tweets” Then Wonders Why Iranians Won’t Talk to Him

If Iran wants to fight, that will be the official end of Iran. Never threaten the United States again! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 19, 2019 To Iranian President Rouhani: NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN OR YOU WILL SUFFER CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE. WE … Continue reading “Trump Sends out “Genocidal Tweets” Then Wonders Why Iranians Won’t Talk to Him”

Jihadis Partly Push Back Syrian-Russian Offensive in Mechanized Counterstrike

Jihadis reinforced the battlefield with hundreds of fighters from other sectors of the front and struck back Of the two bigger towns taken by the Syrian army since the start of its offensive earlier this month one has been restored to rebel control. The Islamist rebels accomlished that in a large counterstrike spearheaded by two car … Continue reading “Jihadis Partly Push Back Syrian-Russian Offensive in Mechanized Counterstrike”

Big Blow for Huawei as Japanese, Korean, British Firms Reconsider or Suspend Cooperation as Well

Huaweis’s suppliers in Japan, South Korea, Taiwan (ROC), and Britain are examining if they can continue to make business with Huawei, while some have already declared a suspension in cooperation. The issue is that these non-American companies nonetheless use some American components of technology, and if they proceed they will be sanctioned by the US … Continue reading “Big Blow for Huawei as Japanese, Korean, British Firms Reconsider or Suspend Cooperation as Well”

Russia’s $30 Million Missile Corvettes Have Four Times the Weapons Range of US $2 Billion Destroyers and Cruisers

Russia is adding warships to its navy faster than the US. The reason for that is simple, while the US is pouring $14 billion into the USS Gerald Ford carrier the Russians are building corvettes. A class of warships between 500 and 1,000 tons. Not only are they small, they are cheap. The newest class, … Continue reading “Russia’s $30 Million Missile Corvettes Have Four Times the Weapons Range of US $2 Billion Destroyers and Cruisers”

Fox in the Henhouse: Shanahan Is Industry’s Man in the Pentagon

John McCain is looking down on Washington and he is definitely not smiling. The late senator had very little in common with the anti-interventionist principles of this magazine, but in the brighter moments of his 35-year career in Congress, he was the Senate’s most vociferous watchdog of Pentagon waste and contractor malfeasance. His grilling of military brass … Continue reading “Fox in the Henhouse: Shanahan Is Industry’s Man in the Pentagon”

US Defense Industry Is Spending Millions on Lobbying so It Can Keep Helping Saudis Bomb Yemeni Civilians

A springtime wedding in Northern Yemen’s Al-Raqah village took place in April 2018, a moment of reprieve from the turmoil and devastation of that war-torn country, a moment to celebrate life, love, and the birth of a new family. From the tents constructed for the event, music flooded into the village and, as at any good … Continue reading “US Defense Industry Is Spending Millions on Lobbying so It Can Keep Helping Saudis Bomb Yemeni Civilians”

US Economic War on China Is a Godsend for Russia

Now Russia and China are brothers in arms June 22nd, 1941 when Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union was a happy day in Britain. They were no longer alone in the war against a power which could draw on the resources of entire Europe. And on December 11th, 1941 when Berlin declared war on the … Continue reading “US Economic War on China Is a Godsend for Russia”

Xi Was Ready for a Deal With Trump, But the Party and the Politburo Overruled Him

Early this month, the Chinese government sent the U.S. a trade deal draft that had been slashed from 150 pages — painstakingly assembled by both sides over five months of negotiations — to 105. The move riled U.S. President Donald Trump and brought progress on the trade talks to a screeching halt, as Beijing surely … Continue reading “Xi Was Ready for a Deal With Trump, But the Party and the Politburo Overruled Him”

The Chinese Are Taking This Trade War Business a Lot More Seriously Than the Americans

A song titled “Trade War,” has gone viral on one the largest Chinese social media platforms, WeChat, generating more than 100,000 views amid a deepening trade war between the US and China. The song begins with a chorus singing “Trade war! Trade war! Not afraid of the outrageous challenge! Not afraid of the outrageous challenge! A trade … Continue reading “The Chinese Are Taking This Trade War Business a Lot More Seriously Than the Americans”

US Companies Actually Sell $500 Billion in Goods and Services in China and US Gov’t Taxes All of It (VIDEO)

US companies export $130-170 billion in goods and services from the US to China, but their total sales on the Chinese markets are around $500 billion, when you count all the stuff they make and sell in China, or bring in from their plants in third countries. US stockholders benefit from this via dividends and … Continue reading “US Companies Actually Sell $500 Billion in Goods and Services in China and US Gov’t Taxes All of It (VIDEO)”

China Banning US Purchases of Rare Earths Is a Realistic Retaliation Option That Would Sting Like Hell

There are very good reasons why US no longer seperates rare earths at home China produces 80% of the world’s rare earth elements. They are used in weapons, cell phones, hybrid cars, and magnets. China does not have the means to match the US in the total number or amount of tariffs. But China can … Continue reading “China Banning US Purchases of Rare Earths Is a Realistic Retaliation Option That Would Sting Like Hell”

US Sanctions on Venezuelan Oil Result in the Tripling of Imports From Russia

Editor’s note: Numbers involved are small but I think the symbolism is important in showing the limits of America’s coercive-economic power. Even the US can’t sanction everyone at once as much as it would want to. Petroleum exports from Russia to the U.S. are growing rapidly as the supplier takes advantage of lost deliveries from … Continue reading “US Sanctions on Venezuelan Oil Result in the Tripling of Imports From Russia”

Trump’s Huawei Ban Removes $11 Billion of US Exports to China at the Stroke of a Pen

To make its smarthpones and other telecommunications equipment Huawei each year buys $67 million in parts and services from other companies. …with the world’s leading telecom equipment maker, whose global procurement totals around $67 billion a year. US companies account for at least $11 billion of that. With Trump’s economic war on Huawei the Chinese … Continue reading “Trump’s Huawei Ban Removes $11 Billion of US Exports to China at the Stroke of a Pen”

Italian Dockworkers Refuse to Load Saudi Ship Carrying Weapons for Yemen War

Italian unions have refused to load cargo onto a Saudi ship carrying weapons, in protest against Riyadh’s war on Yemen. The dock workers have gone on strike, refusing to work until the ship leaves port in Genoa. While the Saudi Arabian ship, the Bahri-Yanbu, was expected to leave for Jeddah by the end end of … Continue reading “Italian Dockworkers Refuse to Load Saudi Ship Carrying Weapons for Yemen War”

Pompeo’s Briefing on Iran “Threat” to NATO Europeans Went Over Like a Lead Balloon

The Trump administration’s overhyped claims of an increased Iranian threat went over like a lead balloon with allied officials this week: A NATO military intelligence official who was briefed on Pompeo’s claims about increased Iranian aggression in the Middle East said the substance of the intelligence that the Americans briefed was utterly unconvincing — even insulting. “Do they think that … Continue reading “Pompeo’s Briefing on Iran “Threat” to NATO Europeans Went Over Like a Lead Balloon”

Nothing Left for Huawei to Do but Roll Out Its Secret Weapon: OS and App Store

There is already a huge ecosystem of Chinese-made apps massively successful in China If you had asked a Chinese government official last year if their tech companies were on par with those in the U.S., they would have laughed at you. They are years behind. They are a poor country, they’d tell you. But what about Huawei, you … Continue reading “Nothing Left for Huawei to Do but Roll Out Its Secret Weapon: OS and App Store”

Indian Households Hold More Gold Than the World’s Top 10 Central Bank Holders Combined

What do Indian women now that is in the interest of central bankers to forget? Households in India may have piled up around 24,000-25,000 tonnes of gold, remaining the world’s largest holders of the precious metal, Somasundaram PR, managing director (India) of the London-headquartered World Gold Council (WGC), has told FE. At Friday’s international price, … Continue reading “Indian Households Hold More Gold Than the World’s Top 10 Central Bank Holders Combined”

Xi Sounds ‘Long March’ Rallying Call From a Rare Earths Mine

China is not afraid of a struggle and will not capitalate. And oh yes, rare earth embargo is on the table. China supplies 90 percent of the global demand and is home 50 percent of the world’s discovered reserves. How do you like that picture? Chinese President Xi Jinping has sought to tap into the … Continue reading “Xi Sounds ‘Long March’ Rallying Call From a Rare Earths Mine”

That Time Pentagon Wargamed a War With Iran and the ‘Red Team’ Player Sent Its Carrier Group to the Bottom of the Sea

The United States is widely cited as the world’s foremost military power, but the country has a spotty record when it comes to asymmetrical warfare. Now-infamous war games conducted nearly 17 years ago showed a maritime matchup against tactics similar to those of Iran would likely prove extremely deadly for the Navy. A new wave of … Continue reading “That Time Pentagon Wargamed a War With Iran and the ‘Red Team’ Player Sent Its Carrier Group to the Bottom of the Sea”

In Trade War, China Carpet Bombs Trump Supporters

Everyone agrees that China is not a full-fledged market economy. It’s a Communist government, a one-party town. They do what Beijing says, for the most part. If you believe China is not a full-fledged market economy, with little state intervention in pricing, then it is not a radical step to assume China can circumvent Trump’s … Continue reading “In Trade War, China Carpet Bombs Trump Supporters”

Trump Takes His Bubble Economy Into Uncharted Waters

The Donald has launched a $140 billion unguided missile (25% tariff on $563 billion of Chinese imports) at the domestic economy. But it will slam the entire the China based global supply chain and world trading system which delivers $2.7 trillion of goods to US ports annually. Yet even that humungous figure is only the … Continue reading “Trump Takes His Bubble Economy Into Uncharted Waters”

US Forces Google to Pull Huawei’s Android License

Following the US crackdown on Chinese technology companies, Google has cut off Huawei’s Android license, dealing a huge blow to the besieged phonemaker. Reuters first reported the news, and The Verge subsequently confirmed Google’s suspension of business with Huawei with a source familiar with the matter. Reached for comment, a Google spokesperson said only “We are complying with the order and … Continue reading “US Forces Google to Pull Huawei’s Android License”

US Diplomats Warn Airliners Risk Being ‘Misidentified’ in Persian Gulf

In comments seemingly meant to add to panic in the region, US diplomats issued a new warning surrounding tensions with Iran, warning through a statement from the FAA that commercial airliners should avoid flying over the Persian Gulf, or Iraqi and Iranian airspace. The argument presented is that the commercial airliners would risk being “misidentified” and might … Continue reading “US Diplomats Warn Airliners Risk Being ‘Misidentified’ in Persian Gulf”

Trump to Turn EU, Japan Into China’s Trade War Allies

In the trade war between the US and China, China has been making great efforts to form a united front with EU and Japan. Chinese President Xi Jinping’s recent visits to Italy and France were very successful. At the same time, he will have a summit meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, which Abe … Continue reading “Trump to Turn EU, Japan Into China’s Trade War Allies”

Russian Navy to Anchor Its Power on Missile Mosquito Boats

With the Kalibr anti-ship missile a Russian corvette has a 660km weapons range against ships, compared to 130km for US destroyers and cruisers carrying the Harpoon It was 21 October 1967, when a three-missile salvo from a Soviet built 62-ton, Egyptian Komar-class missile boat sunk the INS Eilat with a new weapon, the P-15 Termit-class … Continue reading “Russian Navy to Anchor Its Power on Missile Mosquito Boats”

So-Called “Intellectual Property” Is a Mercantilist Scam Anathema to Actual Property and the Free Market

Advocates of free-market capitalism commonly believe in the legitimacy of intellectual property (IP) because IP rights are thought to be important to a system of private property. But are they? There are good reasons to think that IP is not actually property—that it is actually antithetical to a private-property, free-market order. By intellectual property, I … Continue reading “So-Called “Intellectual Property” Is a Mercantilist Scam Anathema to Actual Property and the Free Market”

That Time North Korea Fought Israel

A statue of the muzzle and bayonet of an AK-47, given to Egypt by North Korea, honors the military partnership between the two countries While the Yom Kippur War is a well known Cold War engagement between Soviet and Western aligned forces which took place in the midst of the Vietnam War, pitting the forces … Continue reading “That Time North Korea Fought Israel”

The Majority of the World’s Population Lives Inside This Circle

Where it’s at, and the periphery Back in 2013, a meme circulated quickly off of a Reddit post that showed the incredible population density of the southeast corner of Asia. As Visual Capitalist’s Jeff Desjardins notes, the satellite map showed, quite simply, that “more people live inside this circle, than outside of it”. THE POPULATION EPICENTER We are in the business of … Continue reading “The Majority of the World’s Population Lives Inside This Circle”

The US Military-Industrial Complex Is a Giant Malignant Virus Eating Away at America’s Actual Military Power

“If we understand that the MIC exists purely to sustain itself and grow, it becomes easier to make sense of the corruption, mismanagement, and war, and understand why, despite warnings over allegedly looming threats, we remain in reality so poorly defended” For a country that spends such vast sums on its national security apparatus—many times … Continue reading “The US Military-Industrial Complex Is a Giant Malignant Virus Eating Away at America’s Actual Military Power”

I Am Not a Fan of America’s 46th President

“Next election, whenever that is, [Americans] please make sure you turn up at the voting booths in record numbers and make sure your voice gets heard. You’re lucky enough to live in a nation where you get to directly participate in your government’s behavior by voting” The American political landscape is complicated. The last I … Continue reading “I Am Not a Fan of America’s 46th President”

Media Stenography Turns Beheaded Saudi Protesters Into ‘Terrorism’

Saudi Arabia executed 37 men on April 23, as it announced in a press release in its official gazette. The first line of the release read, “Saudi Arabia said it executed 37 citizens last Tuesday after they were convicted of terrorism.” A cursory Google search would have shown that this assertion was completely false. But many in the US … Continue reading “Media Stenography Turns Beheaded Saudi Protesters Into ‘Terrorism’”

Today Iraq Votes on Bill to Expel US Troops

To be thrown out for the second time this decade? Iraq has spent the better share of the last 16 years under US military occupation. Despite this, time and again US-Iraqi relations have come to be defined by US hostility toward neighboring Iran, and Iraq’s desire to not get mixed up in that. So while Iraq’s parliament … Continue reading “Today Iraq Votes on Bill to Expel US Troops”

Jimmy Carter: Trump Called Me, He’s Bothered That “China Is Getting Ahead of US”

Carter advised Trump that “China has not wasted a single penny on war” Former President Jimmy Carter told a church congregation this weekend that he had spoken with President Donald Trump about China on Saturday, and said the commander in chief was worried that Beijing had outpaced its global rivals. According to Emma Hurt, a … Continue reading “Jimmy Carter: Trump Called Me, He’s Bothered That “China Is Getting Ahead of US””