LM: No surprises here but it’s always nice to get a confirmation.
But more importantly, we need to research who built up China and who allowed the North Koreans to continue their nuclear weapons programs?
China Warns Trump: “We Will Prevent A North Korea Regime Change”
In a troubling repudiation of President Donald Trump’s demands that Beijing do more to rein in its bellicose neighbor, Beijing, through the state-owned media, cautioned the US president on Friday that it would intervene (militarily) on North Korea’s behalf if the US and South Korea launch a preemptive strike to “overthrow the North Korean regime,” according to a statement in the influential state-run newspaper Global Times.
“If the U.S. and South Korea carry out strikes and try to overthrow the North Korean regime and change the political pattern of the Korean Peninsula, China will prevent them from doing so,” it said.
At the same time, the Chinese regime made it clear that its preferred outcome would be a continuation of the status quo, warning Kim Jong Un that it would “remain neutral if North Korea were to strike first.” The article, cited by Rueters, reiterated calls for a diplomatic solution. However, the possibility of talks between the two sides was looking increasingly remote as both Trump and Kim continued to exchange threats of nuclear annihilation, with Trump clarifying Thursday that his earlier promise to respond with “fire and fury” should the North continue to threaten the US may not have gone far enough.
full article: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-08-11/china-promises-protect-north-korea-regime-change
LM: I’m always willing to give every President or politician, for that matter, the benefit of the doubt when it comes to doing what they say they will do. In today’s corrupt political environment, I’m not even sure that is even possible anymore.
Strike Two Don. Two wrongs don’t make a right; War is death.
God “Have mercy on our sorry souls”.
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard: Trump’s Military Strikes in Syria Are Reckless and Short-Sighted
Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) released the following statement today (4/6/17) after the U.S. launched military strikes on Syrian government targets:
“It angers and saddens me that President Trump has taken the advice of war hawks and escalated our illegal regime change war to overthrow the Syrian government. This escalation is short-sighted and will lead to more dead civilians, more refugees, the strengthening of al-Qaeda and other terrorists, and a possible nuclear war between the United States and Russia.
full article: https://www.antiwar.com/blog/2017/04/06/rep-tulsi-gabbard-trumps-military-strikes-in-syria-are-reckless-and-short-sighted/
LM: Take a guess. David Rockefeller is dead now (RIP David) but his globalists friends and organizations are still, quite active.
From a China Traveler
By DAVID ROCKEFELLER AUG. 10, 1973
Quote : The social experiment in China under. Chairman Mao’s leadership is one of the most important and successful in human history. How extensively China opens up and how the world interprets and reacts to the social innovations and life styles she has developed is certain to have a profound impact on the future of many nations.
excerpt from the NYT archives
Given China’s vastness, it was only due to the remarkable thoughtfulness of our hosts that the six members of our Chase group were able to see and experience so much during just ten days in Peking, Sian, Shanghai and Canton. In terms of simple geographic expanse, a week and a half visit to China is something equivalent to trying to see New York City in less than one and a half minutes.
One is impressed immediately by the sense of national harmony. From the loud patriotic music at the border onward, there is very real and pervasive dedication to Chairman Mao and Maoist principles. Whatever the price of the Chinese Revolution, it has obviously succeeded not only in producing more efficient and dedicated administration, but also in fostering high morale and community of purpose.
full article: http://www.nytimes.com/1973/08/10/archives/from-a-china-traveler.html?_r=1
LM: Turkey is/was (who knows? – maybe John Brennan ;-)) an ally of these United States, a member of NATO. This may be a good reason why NATO should be dismantled.
And you geniuses in WashingBrain DC (sic) are worried about Russia?
New Zealand is looking better everyday.
Turkey Threatens Europeans: You “Will Not Walk Safely In The Streets” If Current Attitude Persists
excerpt from Zero Hedge
Having already told Europe “we’ll blow your mind” with a threat to unleash 15,000 immigrants per month,Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan escalated his rhetoric this morning warning Europeans across the world would not be able to walk safely on the streets if they kept up their current attitude.
Tensions have accelerated since Turkey became embroiled in a row with Germany and the Netherlands over the barring of campaign appearances by Turkish officials seeking to drum up support for an April referendum on boosting Erdogan’s powers. Today’s comments are the most aggressive yet…(via Reuters)
“If Europe continues this way, no European in any part of the world can walk safely on the streets. We, as Turkey, call on Europe to respect human rights and democracy,” Erdogan said at event for local journalists in Ankara.
full article: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-03-22/turkey-threatens-europeans-you-will-not-walk-safely-streets-if-current-attitude-pers
LM: In the early 1990s, Bush Sr. and his Cadre injected these United States into this “Medieval East” hornet’s nest. The people there, can’t even get along with each other much less the peoples of the West. And all the Presidents following, up to the Nobel Peace Prize winner, only further escalated or even worse, started new wars.
How these wars are in the people of these United States best interest, is beyond me.
It’s up to the people of these “Medieval East” countries to determine their own destinies.
It’s up to the Israelis and Saudis to protect themselves and negotiate peace by themselves, if they even can.
It’s up to Europe to negotiate and solve it’s own energy issues.
It’s up to these United States to clean up our mess and de-escalate.
Trump Greenlights Arms Sales To Saudis Frozen Under Obama
and Zero Hedge
The US State Department under Donald Trump announced last week that they will green-light the sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia that were previously frozen in the final months of the Obama administration.
The State Department announced the resumption of the sale of arms last week, that will primarily be used by Saudi Arabia to fight their ongoing war in Yemen. The problem is that the announcement did not include any conditions that would require the Saudis to improve the standards used in this war that have already led to a host of war crimes and human rights violations.
Perhaps the timing of the Saudi Crown Prince’s visit to Washington is more than just a pitch for investment. Of course, the Saudis would probably have bought these weapons from another arms dealer so Trump’s decision fits with ‘America First’.
Gerald M. Feierstein, a former U.S. ambassador to Yemen, said that allowing Saudi Arabia to purchase the precision weapons would make sense. “My own view is that we should be able to sell these,” said Feierstein, who now directs the Center for Gulf Affairs at the Middle East Institute.
Feierstein and other advocates of the sale argue that precision munitions are preferable to unguided or “dumb” bombs and are less likely to cause civilian casualties when used properly.
“We should provide more help, more support, to get them to stop doing stupid things,” Feierstein said. “We should not cut off all the tools that would enable them to do this the right way.”
full article: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-03-13/trump-greenlights-arms-sales-saudis-frozen-under-obama