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  • How Obama, Biden and Clinton helped Russia's Putin weaponize energy

    07/19/2020 5:34:11 AM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    Bentley Media Group ^ | July 18, 2020 | John Solomon
    Russians secretly mocked Obama for so easily giving them American uranium, nuclear fuel contracts and technology, FBI informant reveals in excerpts from the new book "Fallout: Nuclear Bribes, Russian Spies and the Washington Lies that Enriched the Clinton and Biden Dynasties." The failed Russian reset .. repeatedly gave Russia's nuclear monopoly, Rosatom, assets like uranium under U.S. soil and billions of dollars in nuclear fuel contracts that made American electricity customers reliant on Moscow for years to come. And then Vladimir Putin pulled the rug out from under the Obama administration in 2014, invading the Crimea region of U.S. ally...
  • Bets Are Rolling In Again for $100 Oil

    01/10/2022 10:28:56 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 24 replies
    Barrons ^ | Jan. 10, 2022 11:52 am ET | By Avi Salzman
    To say investors are bullish on oil again would be an understatement. In a year that has begun with serious uncertainty—largely about the path of interest rates and tech stocks — a positive call on oil is as close to a consensus opinion as it gets. In fact, traders are making bets again that U.S. oil prices will rise above $100. It would take a major surge to get there. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures, the U.S. benchmark, were down 0.2% on Monday to $78.72 per barrel. There are several reasons for the resurgent bullishness. For one thing, oil...
  • Japan’s Foreigner Ban Over Omicron Raises Memories of Isolation History

    01/11/2022 9:58:30 AM PST · by MAGA2017 · 15 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 1/11/22 | Miho Inada
    TOKYO— Jiaul Baksh, an aspiring doctor in Kolkata, India, hasn’t been able to sleep well lately, and the news Tuesday won’t help. Japan said it would keep barring almost all foreigners from entering the country until at least the end of February, citing the Omicron variant of Covid-19. The 28-year-old Mr. Baksh was originally supposed to start medical studies at Keio University in Tokyo in March 2021. After months of delay, Japan said in early November it would open the door for student visas, only to shut it even more tightly on Nov. 30 because of the Omicron variant. “I’m...
  • US, Japan hail stronger ties, including 2 new defense deals

    01/06/2022 11:02:33 PM PST · by blueplum · 3 replies
    AP ^ | 06 January 2022 | MATTHEW LEE and ROBERT BURNS
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to deepen their defense cooperation, the United States and Japan will soon sign a new five-year agreement on sharing the cost of the American military presence in Japan, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Thursday. Speaking at the outset of a virtual conference between the U.S. and Japanese foreign and defense ministers, Blinken said Tokyo and Washington also will sign a deal on collaborating more closely in research and development of defense-related technologies, including ways to counter threats from hypersonic weapons. The agreement on a new formula for sharing the cost of the American military presence...
  • Saudi Arabia 'is building ballistic missiles' with China's help at top secret base that threatens balance of power in Middle East cold war with Iran

    12/23/2021 11:31:23 AM PST · by elpadre · 27 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | December 23, 2021 | Lauren Lewis
    Saudi Arabia has started building its own ballistic missiles with China's help at a top secret base, US intelligence and satellite images have revealed. It is the first time the Gulf state has managed to manufacture its own weapons of the class, though it has purchased ballistic missiles from China in the past. The development is likely to threaten the balance of power in the Middle East cold war between Saudi Arabia and Iran and could derail negotiations to revive Tehran's 2015 nuclear deal with the US. New satellite images dated between October 26 and November 6, 2021 show a...
  • An employee embezzled $154 million from Sony then converted it to bitcoin — now the feds are trying to return it

    12/22/2021 12:38:55 PM PST · by lowbridge · 11 replies
    Yahoo ^ | December 21, 2021 | Natasha Dailey
    In May, a worker at Sony Life Insurance Company in Tokyo allegedly diverted $154 million to a personal account at a Southern California bank when the company was instead trying to transfer the funds between financial accounts, according to a Monday press release from the US Justice Department. The worker, identified as Rei Ishii, then converted the money to bitcoin, the release said. Law enforcement from the US and Japan eventually found the "private key," or password, to the bitcoin address that held the 3,879 bitcoin tokens — now worth more than $180 million — and seized the funds on...
  • Japan's Tepco to build underwater tunnel for Fukushima water release

    12/21/2021 8:50:32 PM PST · by blueplum · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | 21 December 2021 | Ju-min Park
    TOKYO, Dec 21 (Reuters) - The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant intends to build an underwater tunnel to release water from the plant into the sea, it said on Tuesday, as part of a project to treat and dispose of contaminated water.... ...Pumps would move the treated water from the tanks to the seashore and through a seabed tunnel to release it at a depth of 12 metres (40 ft), and about 1 km out at sea....
  • Chinese spies have penetrated Taiwan's military, case documents reveal

    12/20/2021 7:59:29 PM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 12 replies
    https://www.taiwannews.com. ^ | 2021/12/21 09:32 | By REUTERS
    Beijing has succeeded in recruiting spies from the island’s armed forces TAIPEI – For more than 20 years, Xie Xizhang presented himself as a Hong Kong businessman on visits to Taiwan. He now stands accused of having another mission: recruiting spies for China. On one trip in 2006, Xie met a senior retired Taiwanese navy officer, Chang Pei-ning, over a meal, according to official documents accusing the pair of espionage. Chang would become one of Xie’s agents, the documents allege, helping him penetrate Taiwan’s active military leadership as part of a long-running Chinese operation to build a spy ring among...
  • Japan’s COVID vaccination policy: No coercion, no discrimination: Japan stands a beacon to Americans and most of the industrialized world for its humane COVID vaccine policies

    12/20/2021 7:53:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/20/2021 | Thomas Lifson
    Japan stands a beacon to Americans and most of the industrialized world for its COVID vaccine policies, which are far more humane and realistic than those foisted on us by Fauci & Co.In The Epoch Times, Aaron Kheriaty writes:Japan’s ministry of health is taking a sensible, ethical approach to Covid vaccines. They recently labeled the vaccines with a warning about myocarditis and other risks. They also reaffirmed their commitment to adverse event reporting to document potential side-effects.Japan’s ministry of health states: “Although we encourage all citizens to receive the COVID-19 vaccination, it is not compulsory or mandatory. Vaccination will be...
  • CCP Stuns Biden, Blasts U.S. Military ‘War Crimes’ In Middle East.

    12/19/2021 10:49:10 AM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 20 replies
    https://thenationalpulse.com ^ | December 19, 2021 | Raheem J. Kassam Natalie Winters
    Justice may be delayed, but it will not be denied,” is the strap-line of a video from China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs that now has millions of views from across the world. The startling speech in the clip attached (below) is part of a new Chinese Communist Party effort to undermine the United States on the world stage, taking advantage of an increasingly weak Biden regime. No such wild sabre-rattling came from China during the Trump administration. They didn’t dare. But with Biden and Harris at the helm for less than a year, the world is now witnessing a rush...
  • Abbas’ Advisor: Allah is punishing world with COVID for ignoring Palestinian plight

    12/19/2021 6:49:41 PM PST · by Conservat1 · 30 replies
    PMW ^ | Dec 17, 2021 | Nan Jacques Zilberdik  
    PA libel: Israel “exported” Coronavirus to the PA Israel “used the virus as a new weapon” to destroy the PA Abbas’ advisor: “Allah is liable to bring down punishment on everyone, on all the people who are silent facing injustice, agree with injustice, and defend the oppressors… I think that today we are seeing the realization of this… All of humanity… is being included in one punishment, in this disaster [of the Coronavirus]… Is there a greater injustice than the injustice directed against us?”
  • How Allied Submarines Crippled Japan in WW2 (You Tube)

    12/17/2021 9:18:58 AM PST · by CIB-173RDABN · 47 replies
    You Tube ^ | December 14, 2021 | Histoigraph
    Tells how submarines crippled Japan in WWII (my observation shows how China could also be crippled if they start a war).
  • Japan’s Vaccination Policy: No Force, No Discrimination

    12/15/2021 6:57:33 AM PST · by george76 · 21 replies
    Brownstone Institute ^ | DECEMBER 14, 2021 | Aaron Kheriaty
    Japan’s ministry of health is taking a sensible, ethical approach to Covid vaccines. They recently labeled the vaccines with a warning about myocarditis and other risks. They also reaffirmed their commitment to adverse event reporting to document potential side-effects. Japan’s ministry of health states: “Although we encourage all citizens to receive the COVID-19 vaccination, it is not compulsory or mandatory. Vaccination will be given only with the consent of the person to be vaccinated after the information provided.” Furthermore, they state: “Please get vaccinated of your own decision, understanding both the effectiveness in preventing infectious diseases and the risk of...
  • Vladimir Putin boasts he can hit enemies with an 'unpreventable strike' just weeks after Russia fired warning shots in path of British warship

    07/26/2021 8:45:10 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 14 replies
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | 25 July 2021 | By MAIL FOREIGN SERVICE
    Vladimir Putin boasted yesterday that Russia had the power to launch an 'unpreventable strike' against its enemies in a show of strength following the confrontation with Britain in the Black Sea. The Russian president told a navy day parade in St Petersburg: 'We are capable of detecting any underwater, above-water, airborne enemy and, if required, carry out an unpreventable strike.' It comes as military officials announced tests of advanced new weapons – some of which come from an arsenal Mr Putin has described as 'invincible'. He added: 'The Russian navy today has everything it needs to guarantee the protection of...
  • Russia ‘fires warning shots and drops BOMBS near Royal Navy warship as tensions explode near Crimea’

    06/23/2021 5:16:31 AM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 34 replies
    The US Sun ^ | 23 June 2021 | Henry Holloway
    A RUSSIAN vessel fired warning shots British warships while a fighter jet dropped "warning bombs", Vladimir Putin's defence ministry has claimed. Moscow has alleged the Russian ship and aircraft were scrambled after HMS Defender allegedly crossed into its territorial waters in the Black Sea. HMS Defender was reportedly sailing in the Black Sea Russian state media reports the Royal Navy Type-45 destroyer crossed the border near Cape Fiolent at 11.52am local time and was warned to stand down. The destroyer is alleged to have kept its course and a Russian border patrol vessel opened fire at 12.06pm and 12.08pm. And...
  • British Warship Makes a Rare Passage of Taiwan Strait

    09/28/2021 8:45:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 09/28/2021 | Frank Yue
    A British warship transited the Taiwan Strait as China continues its military pressure upon Taiwan.The Royal Navy’s HMS Richmond announced on Twitter its latest whereabouts on Sept. 27. “After a busy period working with partners and allies in the East China Sea,” it said, “we are now en route through the Taiwan Strait to visit Vietnam and the Vietnam People’s Navy.”The brief post drew a rebuke from the Chinese military’s Eastern Theater Command the same day.The spokesperson for the command, Shi Yi, criticized the passage on its official WeChat account as a “public hype-up,” saying the UK “just validated its...
  • Britain is 'a .... asking for a beating' with its South China Sea warship challenge, Beijing warns

    07/31/2021 2:38:39 AM PDT · by blueplum · 34 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 30 Jul 2021 | LAUREN LEWIS and CHRIS PLEASANCE FOR MAILONLINE
    China has warned Britain is 'a bi*ch... asking for a beating' if British warships challenge Beijing's claim to the South China Sea. The HMS Queen Elizabeth and her carrier group arrived in the disputed waters on Thursday and are set to sail through Beijing's backyard alongside eight other vessels in a show of strength to Chinese President Xi Jingping. But Chinese state media has warned any move seen as a challenge to islands which Beijing lays claim to would mean Britain 'is being a bi*ch' and 'asking for a beating'.... ....'To say it precisely, if the UK wants to play...
  • Britain is 'a bi*ch asking for a beating' with its South China Sea warship challenge, Beijing warns

    07/30/2021 6:56:42 AM PDT · by Right Wing Vegan · 37 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/30/2021 | Lauren Lewis and Chris Pleasance for MailOnline
    China has warned Britain is 'a bi*ch... asking for a beating' if British warships challenge Beijing's claim to the South China Sea. The HMS Queen Elizabeth and her carrier group arrived in the disputed waters on Thursday and are set to sail through Beijing's backyard alongside eight other vessels in a show of strength to Chinese President Xi Jingping. But Chinese state media has warned any move seen as a challenge to islands which Beijing lays claim to would mean Britain 'is being a bi*ch' and 'asking for a beating'. Editor-in-chief of the state-run Global Times Hu Xijin said China...
  • Germany Sends Warship To Contested South China Sea For First Time In 2 Decades

    08/03/2021 5:37:34 AM PDT · by blam · 34 replies
    Nation & State ^ | 8-3-2021 | Tyler Durden
    In an almost unprecedented move, Germany has joined the US and UK in bolstering its military presence in the South China Sea, on Monday sending a warship to contested waters to counter China’s expanding territorial ambitions for the first time in two decades. Reuters cited defense officials in Berlin who said “the German navy will stick to common trade routes,” who further described that “The frigate is not expected to sail through the Taiwan Strait either, another regular U.S. activity condemned by Beijing.”German Navy’s F 217 FGS Bayern“Nevertheless, Berlin has made it clear the mission serves to stress the fact...
  • The mystery of HMAS Sydney's 'Unknown Sailor' is finally solved 80 YEARS to the day since he died along with 644 other Aussies when their warship was sunk by Germans off the coast of Western Australia

    11/18/2021 3:28:19 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 10 replies
    Daily Mail (Australia/UK) ^ | 19th November 2021 | Padraig Collins
    One of Australia's greatest mysteries has finally been solved thanks to advances in DNA technology, with the 'Unknown Sailor' finally identified exactly 80 years after he died. Thomas Welsby Clark was just 21 years old and an able seaman on HMAS Sydney when it was sunk on November 19, 1941, about 200km off Western Australia. He had trained as an accountant in Brisbane, then served in the army before finding a berth on HMAS Sydney. His remains washed up on Christmas Island, 2,600km north-west of Perth, 11 weeks after the HMAS Sydney was lost, and it was all that was...