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  • Securing N Korea nukes would require US ground invasion: Report

    11/07/2017 5:29:44 PM PST · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Tribune India ^ | 11/5/17
    North Korea could use biological and chemical weapons in the event of a conflict and the only way to locate and secure all of its nuclear weapons sites “with complete certainty” is through an invasion of ground forces, the Pentagon has warned.In a letter to lawmakers, the Pentagon said that a full discussion of US capabilities to “counter North Korea’s ability to respond with a nuclear weapon and to eliminate” its nuclear weapons located in underground sites is best suited for a classified briefing, the Washington Post reported.The letter, reportedly written by vice-director of the Pentagon’s Joint Staff Rear Adm....
  • Facebook Blocked Account Of Exiled Billionaire In NYC After China Complaint

    11/02/2017 8:31:24 PM PDT · by RohanKapoor · 8 replies
    TPM ^ | November 1, 2017 | SAM THIELMAN
    Facebook general counsel Colin Stretch admitted to the Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday that his company had taken down the account of Chinese dissident Guo Wengui, who lives in the US, on the strength of a report filed to the tech giant by the Chinese government. Guo, a billionaire living in New York City who is a harsh critic of the Chinese government, published on Facebook “sometimes outlandish tales of deep corruption among family members of top Communist Party officials,” the New York Times wrote a month ago, as it reported that Guo’s account had been taken down. Republican Sen....
  • GAME OVER: NFL Owners STUNNED as Ratings PLUNGE 25%

    10/30/2017 6:25:08 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 183 replies
    Hannity.com ^ | 10/30/2017 | Staff
    The National Football League continues to struggle with furious fans as player protests enter their second month, with ratings for the NFL’s flagship ‘Sunday Night Football’ down a staggering 25% from this time last week. According to Deadline Hollywood, television viewership for the troubled football association continued its free fall from previous weeks, with roughly one quarter fewer fans tuning in as the Detroit Lions faced off against the Pittsburgh Steelers. “With that, as the league and broadcasters have been losing ratings traction and snared in political controversy this season, last night’s Week 8 NFL game is down a hard...
  • Sessions threatened to quit over Chinese dissident

    10/25/2017 5:41:31 PM PDT · by RohanKapoor · 24 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 25, 2017 | Bill Gertz
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions went to the mat recently against pro-China officials within the Trump administration to prevent the forcible return of a dissident businessman to China. According to a person familiar with the issue, Mr. Sessions told administration officials during a meeting this spring that he would resign before agreeing to send back Chinese businessman Guo Wengui, who Beijing says is wanted on corruption charges but who has become a major political thorn in the side of the Chinese Communist Party leadership. Mr. Sessions made the resignation threat in the face of pressure from officials at the White House...
  • Guo Wengui: A Ticking Time Bomb for US-China Ties in the Trump Era?

    10/24/2017 9:56:46 PM PDT · by RohanKapoor · 1 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | October 24, 2017 | Ankit Panda
    On Sunday, the Wall Street Journal published a gripping account of fugitive billionaire Guo Wengui’s time in the United States and efforts by Chinese security services to apprehend him. The story is well worth the read and sheds light on how agents with China’s Ministry of State Security (MSS) — the country’s foreign and domestic intelligence arm — attempted to retrieve Guo in New York City, where he currently resides. (Guo has lived outside China since 2015.) Guo, who also goes by Miles Kwok, is something of a celebrity in the China-watching world for the spectacular allegations he’s gradually unveiled...
  • China’s Pursuit of Fugitive Businessman Guo Wengui Kicks Off Manhattan Caper Worthy of Spy Thriller

    10/23/2017 7:32:04 PM PDT · by RohanKapoor · 4 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | October 22, 2017 | Kate O’Keeffe, Aruna Viswanatha and Cezary Podkul
    Guo Wengui, a wealthy Chinese businessman, sat in the sun room of his apartment on the 18th-floor of the Sherry-Netherland Hotel on New York’s Fifth Avenue. With him were four officials from China’s Ministry of State Security, whom Mr. Guo had agreed to meet.
  • The United States Withdraws From UNESCO

    10/12/2017 2:38:39 PM PDT · by Covenantor · 23 replies
    US Department of State ^ | October 12, 2017 | US State Department
    Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC October 12, 2017 On October 12, 2017, the Department of State notified UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova of the U.S. decision to withdraw from the organization and to seek to establish a permanent observer mission to UNESCO. This decision was not taken lightly, and reflects U.S. concerns with mounting arrears at UNESCO, the need for fundamental reform in the organization, and continuing anti-Israel bias at UNESCO. The United States indicated to the Director General its desire to remain engaged with UNESCO as a non-member observer state in order to contribute U.S. views, perspectives...
  • Dissident Reveals Secret Chinese Intelligence Plans Targeting U.S.

    10/09/2017 6:36:12 PM PDT · by RohanKapoor · 3 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 9, 2017 | Bill Gertz
    China earlier this year ordered the dispatch of 27 intelligence officers to the United States as part of a larger campaign of subversion, according to a leading Chinese dissident. Guo Wengui, a billionaire real estate mogul, disclosed what he said was an internal Communist Party document authorizing the Ministry of State Security to send the spies, described as "people's police officers." Guo, who is being sought by the Chinese government in a bid to silence his disclosures of high-level corruption and intelligence activity, denounced the Beijing regime as corrupt and called for a "revolution" to reform the system. "My only...
  • Self-Exiled Chinese Billionaire Warns Beijing Seeking to ‘Decimate’ U.S.

    10/07/2017 6:58:21 PM PDT · by RohanKapoor · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 6, 2017 | ADAM SHAW
    Self-exiled Chinese real-estate mogul Guo Wengui blasted what he called the “kleptocracy” running China, and warned that a wave of Chinese spies are being dispatched to “decimate” the United States – where Guo is currently sheltered. CNBC reports that his remarks come as the Chinese government has doubled down on its allegations against the billionaire, accusing him of crimes including corruption and rape – crimes he firmly denies. “What the U.S. ought to do is take action, instead of just talking to the Chinese kleptocracy,” Guo said through a translator at an event at the National Press Club in Washington,...
  • Exiled Chinese billionaire warns of spy infiltration in US

    10/06/2017 9:42:59 PM PDT · by RohanKapoor · 5 replies
    Asia One, CNBC ^ | October 6, 2017 | DAN MANGAN
    A controversial Chinese billionaire in self-imposed exile blasted on Thursday what he said was a small clique of corrupt "kleptocrats" running China - as he also warned of a wave of Chinese spies being dispatched to the United States in recent months. "What they're doing is against humanity," said Guo Wengui, during an appearance at the National Press Club in Washington, two days after a previously scheduled appearance at a think tank in the same city was postponed due to what he called heavy pressure from the Chinese government. "What the US ought to do is take action, instead of...
  • U.S. Confronts China Over Suspected Cyberattack as Fugitive Guo Wengui Appears in Washington

    10/06/2017 9:40:35 PM PDT · by RohanKapoor · 2 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | October 6, 2017 | By Cezary Podkul, Kate O’Keeffe and Aruna Viswanatha
    WASHINGTON—A suspected Chinese cyberattack on the website of a prominent Washington think tank drew a complaint from U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions this week in a meeting with top Chinese government officials. The website of the Hudson Institute crashed earlier this week, shortly before the organization was scheduled to host an event with Guo Wengui, a fugitive Chinese businessman and political dissident who has alleged corruption within China’s leadership. The Institute had several days earlier detected a Shanghai-based attack aimed at shutting down access to its website, according to a spokesman. The spokesman said the attack was foiled, and he...
  • ISIS claims responsibility for Las Vegas shooting

    10/02/2017 7:59:05 AM PDT · by Vostok-1 · 28 replies
    The Sun ^ | 2nd October 2017, 3:39 pm | Patrick Knox
    ISIS are claiming they are behind America’s worst ever mass gun shooting that killed at least 50 people - despite shooter Stephen Paddock having no known links to the terror group. The death cult claimed in a statement published by their official Amaq propaganda agency that the attacker recently converted to Islam and was a "soldier of the Islamic State".
  • Free Speech Crisis @ the other UN

    10/02/2017 6:32:15 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 3 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 2, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    When you have a student-on-student shouting match, the First Amendment may be stretched to the breaking point. When professors join in the fun, as happened recently at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, it may well tip the balance, for better or for worse. "On August 25, University of Nebraska–Lincoln sophomore Kaitlyn Mullen set up a literature table outside the student union to promote Turning Point USA, a libertarian/conservative campus-based organization," David Moshman writes on the academe blog maintained by the American Association of University Professors (AAUP). "PUSA proclaims its support for free speech but maintains Professor Watchlist, a blacklist...
  • Vanity - "The Man Without A Country"....The NFL should heed.

    09/30/2017 9:19:03 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 25 replies
    "The Man Without A Country", a short story, written by Edward Everett Hale, in 1863, as the Civil War was raging It is about an Army officer that has committed treason during the Revolutionary War, and has shouted out, before sentencing after being convicted, that he wishes, no longer, to hear any mention of the United States of America. He gets his wish as the judge sentences him to life in prison to be served aboard only USA, navy ships that never touch the shores of the USA. He comes to love the USA...but no one will talk to him...
  • This war is to save our culture; the BLM/NFL want to destroy it and we can’t let the

    09/29/2017 6:11:30 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 24 replies
    vanity | Sept. 29, 2017 | Kevin J. Collins
    Make no mistake; this war is racial but only on one side. White America wants to go about our lives and not see race in football; but the BLM/NFL thugs want to make this war racial. Calling this war “racial” is their only hope to grab the high ground; and they are failing. In this latest version of the “Season of The Angry Black Man” we have seen them roll out the biggest guns in the world of sports. But we don’t care. They didn’t learn the lesson of last November; we are teaching it to them. Using false claims...
  • POLL: Was President Trump right to dis-invite The Golden State Warriors from the White House?

    09/23/2017 1:16:44 PM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 42 replies
    POLL: Was President Trump right to dis-invite The Golden State Warriors from the White House? No, the invitation should remain Yes, the Warriors are anti-American I'm not sure
  • Take Turkey's Kurdish group off the US terror list for good

    09/19/2017 5:20:14 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/18/17 01:37 PM EDT | Kenneth R. Timmerman, opinion contributor
    A Belgian appeals court on Thursday upheld a lower court ruling tossing out an 11-year old complaint against a number of Kurdish politicians because of their alleged ties to the Kurdish Workers Party, the PKK. The 2006 complaint, filed at the behest of the Turkish government, sought to jail 36 Kurdish politicians, many of them living as political exiles in Belgium, under Belgium’s counter-terrorism laws. A lower court tossed out the case last November, but the Belgian state prosecutor lodged an appeal following vigorous protests from the Turkish government, which leaks bullets whenever someone mentions Kurds. The court found that...
  • In Retaliation, U.S. Orders Russia to Close Consulate in San Francisco

    08/31/2017 2:59:10 PM PDT · by Vostok-1 · 19 replies
    The New York Times ^ | AUG. 31, 2017 | Mark Landler
    The Trump administration on Thursday ordered Russia to close its consulate in San Francisco and two diplomatic annexes, in New York and Washington, retaliating against Russia’s order for the United States to reduce its embassy staff in Moscow by 755 people. Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson informed Russia’s foreign minister, Sergey V. Lavrov, of the tit-for-tat move in a phone call on Thursday morning. The administration took pains to say the move was purely reciprocal, and was not designed to further escalate tensions between the United States and Russia.
  • America’s neo-Nazis don’t look to Germany for inspiration. They look to Russia.

    08/25/2017 2:59:58 AM PDT · by Vostok-1 · 24 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 22 | Casey Michel
    America’s white nationalists may bear swastikas, raise Nazi salutes and cheer for the protection of “Blut und Boden” (blood and soil) for all to see. They may say “Heil Trump!” and laud the legacy of American Nazi Party founder George Lincoln Rockwell. But for these American white supremacists, it’s not Nazi Germany to which they look. It’s Russia.
  • Rush Limbaugh: ‘We Are on the Cusp of a Second Civil War’

    08/18/2017 5:59:02 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Aug 2017 | JEFF POOR
    Friday on his nationally syndicated radio show, conservative talker Rush Limbaugh said given the state of affairs in the country, particularly in the wake of last week’s events in Charlottesville, VA, it could be said the country was on the cusp of a second civil war. Limbaugh insisted much of the angst was being driven by forces from the outside wanting to see the United States cease being a “super powerful nation.” Partial transcript as follows (courtesy of RushLimbaugh.com): America is under attack from within. Our culture, our history, our founding are under the most direct assault I have seen...