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  • Panic Buying Hits Japan Ahead Of - War: “Nuke Shelters, Air Purifiers, Anti-Radiation Supplies…”

    04/25/2017 10:00:56 AM PDT · by blam · 11 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 4-24-2017 | Mac Slavo
    As tensions heat up with North Korea and the potential for a nuclear exchange becomes all the more real, residents of Japan are panic buying everything from nuclear shelters to air purifiers in preparation: Sales of nuclear shelters and radiation-blocking air purifiers have surged in Japan in recent weeks as North Korea has pressed ahead with missile tests in defiance of U.N. sanctions. A small company that specializes in building nuclear shelters, generally under people’s houses, has received eight orders in April alone compared with six orders during a typical year. The company, Oribe Seiki Seisakusho, based in Kobe, western...
  • Thunder Run to Seoul: Assessing North Korea’s War Plan

    04/25/2017 7:40:56 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    Real Clear Defense ^ | April 25, 2017 | Raymond Farrell
    For Westerners, North Korea is perennially on and off of the headlines. This year, the confluence of a new US president, the US missile attack in response to the use of chemical weapons in Syria, and an apparently in-your-face program of missile and nuclear tests on the part of North Korea has returned the world’s last Stalinist state to comment threads and coffee-room speculation. Military professionals obviously follow these events even more closely, and Maj. ML Cavanaugh’s recent thoughtful pieces for MWI serve as an example.
  • Gen. Jack Keane: Obama "Doomed Afghanistan to Protracted War"; Chose Not to Win - Video

    04/25/2017 4:24:08 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 16 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | April 25, 2017 | Brian
    Here is Gen. Jack Keane on Fox News yesterday where he told the honest truth about the situation of the War in Afghanistan. Keane bluntly said that after 16 years of the United States being at war in Afghanistan, “The war is not winnable given current U.S. policies.” Keane called that reality “outrageous.” Keane said Barack Obama was given a strategy to win by his generals, a strategy that needed 40,000 U.S. Troops for victory. Obama rejected their plan and only gave them 15,000 Troops and then pulled those forces out 15 months later. “That doomed Afghanistan to this protracted...
  • Entire U.S. Senate to go to White House for North Korea briefing

    04/24/2017 11:43:09 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 248 replies
    Ruetors ^ | Apr 24, 2017 | Patricia Zengerle
    All 100 senators have been asked to the White House for the briefing by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the aides said.
  • Human fireballs and tanks rolling on Berlin depicted in terrifying re-enactment [tr]

    04/24/2017 6:34:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 24, 2017 | Dave Burke
    The grim realities of the Second World War were brought to life outside Moscow yesterday, as the final battle in the European conflict was re-enacted. Human fireballs and tanks descending on the German capital were among the spectacles as the race to Berlin was replicated. The huge operation was carried out in Kubinka, outside Moscow, when members of historical groups donned Nazi uniforms to replicate the battle for Berlin.
  • What Would the Second Korean War Look Like?

    04/23/2017 8:02:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 94 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | April 19, 2017 | Franz-Stefan Gady
    The first 24 hours of war on the Korean peninsula could cost hundreds of thousands of lives.What would a military conflict on the Korean Peninsula look like? To many, this question might trigger a severe case of apocalyptic anxiety, where, on the one hand, we assume that the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) is willing to embrace Götterdämmerung-like catastrophic violence to defend its Stalinist regime, whereas, on the other hand, we seem to be incapable of genuinely fathoming the carnage any military conflict between Seoul and Pyongyang would cause. One explanation for this may be that estimates of casualties...
  • Data scientist Explains Why The US Won’t See A Violent Political Revolution Anytime Soon

    04/22/2017 4:36:04 PM PDT · by blam · 67 replies
    BI ^ | 4-22-2017 | Sam Harris, Quora
    This post from Sam Harris, an entrepreneur, engineer, and former data scientist at the U.S. Air Force, originally appeared on Quora as an answer to the question, "Is the United States on the brink of a political revolution?" No. We don't have enough teenagers. When I was an officer in the Air Force, I was a data scientist, and at one point we were tasked with determining what level of violence in Iraq could be considered "normal" so that we could declare victory and leave with dignity. Obviously, the base level of violence in Iraq would be higher than in...
  • The Simple Reason Why a Second American Civil War May Be Inevitable

    04/21/2017 6:17:40 PM PDT · by blam · 188 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 4-21-2017 | Daniel Lang
    America has always had its divisions, and Americans have never really been a monolith. We’ve always been a nation of many nations. The culture of New England is different from the culture of the Deep South, which is different from the cultures in the West Coast or the Midwest. People living in the cities have different beliefs than people who live in the countryside. Within those areas, there are ethnic, linguistic, and religious enclaves. It’s always kind of been like that (probably to a lesser degree in the past), and somehow we’ve been able to find enough common ground to...
  • Steven J. Newton wins Veterans Administration's Top Writing Award for 2016

    04/21/2017 6:12:18 PM PDT · by Steve Newton · 6 replies
    Thought you folks might like to see this story again. I was blessed to win this award in inspirational writing. Enjoy "Walking the Line."
  • China Is Building The World's Largest Nuclear Submarine Facility (Build Four Subs At A Time)

    04/21/2017 9:52:34 AM PDT · by blam · 52 replies
    Popular Science ^ | 4-19-2017 | Jeffrey Lin and P.W. Singer
    It can build four subs at a time. When this enclosed submarine factory begins operation later this year, the Bohai Shipbuilding Heavy Industry Co. (BSHIC) will be able to quickly build nuclear submarines. Assembling SSNs in a building also provides the advantage of sheltering against the weather, not to mention nosy spy satellites. Starting later this year, China's new submarine factory on the Yellow Sea will churn out nuclear-powered attack submarines—also known as SSNs—all but ensuring that the sub program of the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) will be a deadly global force. Bohai Shipbuilding Heavy Industrial Corporation is putting...
  • U.S. sends nuclear sniffer plane to Korea

    04/20/2017 10:40:01 AM PDT · by johnk · 3 replies
    english.yonhapnews.co.kr ^ | 2017/04/20 16:00 | lcd@yna.co.kr
    SEOUL, April 20 (Yonhap) -- The U.S. Air Force dispatched a nuclear sniffer aircraft Thursday to the east of the Korean Peninsula amid the possibility of North Korea's imminent nuclear test, a government source said. "The WC-135 Constant Phoenix, a special-purpose U.S. plane, made an emergency sortie today over the East Sea," the source said, requesting anonymity. Its mission is to collect samples from the atmosphere in order to detect and identity a nuclear explosion... There was an unconfirmed rumor that North Korea has notified China of its nuclear experiment plan. South Korea's military said earlier the North seems all...
  • We Must Go to War With North Korea and Iran if Necessary

    04/20/2017 12:28:06 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 56 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | 4/19/17 | Keith Koffler
    We Must Go to War With North Korea and Iran if Necessary Posted on April 19, 2017, 9:08 am by Keith Koffler • 28 Comments I hate to share bad news. I’d love to pretend nothing was wrong. Dreadfully wrong.I know many of you will disagree. But there are two existential threats to our country that President Trump must deal with. Militarily if necessary, and it will not be pretty if it comes to that.Secretary of State Tillerson warned Congress that Trump may pull out of the Iran deal. Now that’s welcome news. But I’d milk this one along for...
  • The Second World War as if it were yesterday: Extraordinary collection of rare [tr]

    04/19/2017 6:34:45 AM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 19, 2017 | Amie Gordon
    An extraordinary collection of rare colour photographs reveal the Second World War as the people living through the conflict would have seen it. They range from the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force preparing parachutes for use during the invasion of Europe to shots of troops in training, stationed in Italy and Tunisia, and sightseeing in Greece. There are images of General Dwight D Eisenhower and his senior commanders at Supreme Allied Headquarters in London in February 1944 and Winston Churchill and his chiefs of staff in the garden at Downing Street in May 1945.
  • There Will Be Blood: Left Prepares For War After Berkeley Beat Down: “Combat Training...Guns"

    04/18/2017 5:32:22 PM PDT · by blam · 213 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 4-18-2017 | Mac Slavo
    Last week Trump supporters and leftist social justice warriors met on the political field of battle in Berkeley, California. Words were exchanged, as were punches. And while an alt-right leader was punched in the face, by all accounts even the social justice warriors admit that they got a major beat-down. This prompted a reddit discussion among the left’s tolerant resistance movement, with many asking how they can more effectively go to war against anyone who disagrees with their social, political, and economic views. The anti-Trump protesters at the rally were ill-prepared for what they came to Berkeley to confront and...
  • MIT Weapons Expert: Latest Chemical Attack in Syria was Staged

    04/18/2017 12:48:47 PM PDT · by ReformedMedia · 20 replies
    The Washington Standard ^ | 04-18-2017 | Tim Brown
    Following the chemical attack in Syria, Congressman Thomas Massie (R-KY) warned that the first casualty of war is the truth, and he questioned what we were told about the attack and who was responsible as the Trump administration launched an unconstitutional attack on a Syrian airfield.  Now, an MIT professor and weapons expert is challenging the official narrative and asking for the Trump administration to refute his conclusions. On Tuesday, Congressman Massie posted to Facebook an article in which Theodore Postol of MIT says there is no concrete evidence linking Assad to the attack. "I think it's important to collect all...
  • AKP preparing for more extensive war by the end of the month (Turkey)

    04/18/2017 10:23:15 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 16 replies
    ANF News (English) ^ | ERDOGAN ALTAN
    AKP is preparing for an extensive attack on the Kurdish Freedom Movement with support from the KDP. Recently, intelligence institutions, Turkish authorities, Iran and KDP have had several meetings. According to reports, there is a preparation for an extensive attack on PKK-held Medya Defense Zones by the end of April by AKPÂ’s demand. The MÄ°T Undersecretary first inspected the forces in Bashiqa and then he met with Masrur Barzani. Later, he met with KDP administrations in Hewler. An extensive war on Medya Defense Zones and Shengal were decided on in these meetings. TSK WILL CREATE A LINE OF ATTACK ON...
  • The Coming Test Of Division...Satan desires to have us pt 1

    For the son dishonoureth the father, the daughter riseth up against her mother, the daughter in law against her mother in law; a man’s enemies are the men of his own house.(Micah 7:6) For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household.(Matthew 10:35-36)Jesus warned us of an extremely demanding test which would come upon the entire world, the effect of which would be strife and division even down...
  • US Deploys Two More Aircraft Carriers Toward Korean Peninsula: Yonhap News

    04/17/2017 10:26:48 AM PDT · by blam · 15 replies
    Fake News Matters ^ | 4-17-217 | Yonhap News (South Korea)
    According to a report by South Korea’s primary news outlet, Yonhap, the Pentagon has directed a total of three US aircraft carriers toward the Korean Peninsula, citing a South Korean government source. Yonhap reports that in addition to the CVN-70 Carl Vinson, which is expected to arrive off the South Korean coast on April 25, the CVN-76 Ronald Reagan – currently in home port in Yokosuka, Japan – and the CVN-68 Nimitz carrier group – currently undergoing final pre-deployment assessment, Composite Training Unit Exercise off Oregon – will enter the Sea of Japan next week. According to the senior government...
  • Bogus Headlines on Bloomberg and Chinese Media Risk Starting WWIII

    04/15/2017 11:31:14 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    mediaite ^ | 4/15/17 | Jon Levine
    The world was on a knife’s edge last night as North Korea celebrated the 105th anniversary of the birth of their founding leader Kim il-Sung. Tensions between the reclusive Communist nation and the United States have never been lower, and rumors were swirling that the U.S. would launch a pre-emptive strike if North Korea seemed ready to demonstrate any of their nuclear capabilities. So it was in that context that the Chinese State media agency Xinhua and Bloomberg made a potentially world altering headline error, Friday night.
  • Japan Prepares For North Korea "Emergency"

    04/14/2017 12:25:48 PM PDT · by blam · 15 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 4-14-2017 | TylerDurden
    Judging by the precautionary actions of North Korea's neighbors, the next 48 hours on the Korean peninsula could see substantial volatility, because at the same time as China's largest carrier was said to suspend flights to Pyongyang, the Japanese government has asked the U.S. to provide advance consultation if it is about to launch military action against North Korea, and "has ramped up preparations for emergency situations" according to Japan's Yomiuri Shimbun, including the potential evacuation of some 57,000 Japanese citizens currently in South Korea. According to the Japanese publication, PM Shinzo Abe stressed that the region is becoming increasingly...