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  • China says U.S. should stop abusing the concept of national security

    12/04/2020 11:37:50 AM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 47 replies
    https://www.reuters.com/ ^ | 12/4/2020 | By Reuters Staff
    China said on Friday it firmly opposes the United States’ wanton oppression of its companies and asked America to stop abusing the concept of national security, after the Trump administration added China’s SMIC and CNOOC to a defense blacklist. It will severely harm the U.S. interest and image, foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told a regular briefing. The United States on Thursday added China’s top chipmaker, SMIC, and oil giant CNOOC to a blacklist of alleged Chinese military companies, a move likely to escalate tensions with Beijing before President-elect Joe Biden takes office.
  • Australia-US Begin Hypersonic Weapons Collaboration Amid Arms Race With Russia, China

    12/04/2020 10:11:14 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 12/04/2020 | Daniel Teng
    Hypersonic cruise missiles which travel five times the speed of sound, are one step closer to being part of Australia’s arsenal. Last week Australia and the United States signed a new agreement to collaborate on developing and testing hypersonic cruise missile prototypes. When completed, the missiles will be able to traverse the distance of Sydney to Melbourne in just seven minutes. The missiles are difficult to stop not only because of their speed, but for their ability to slip past radar systems by gliding along the edge of the atmosphere. Hypersonics can also alter their route mid-flight. The weapons are...
  • Senate Hearing on FBI's Crossfire Hurricane Investigation

    12/04/2020 2:41:29 AM PST · by Cboldt · 14 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | December 3, 2020 | Senator Ron Johnson
    Sorry for linking to video only. I caught this by serendipity. Things other than the election are still going on, and this hearing had a few interesting moments.C-SPAN all-caps real-time "transcription" converted to all lowercase for readability.C-SPAN description: The Senate Homeland Security Committee held a hearing on congressional oversight of the FBI�s Crossfire Hurricane investigation into possible ties between the 2016 Trump campaign and Russian officials. The hearing also focused on perceived bias of media organizations and social media platforms against conservative viewpoints. Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) chaired the hearing that featured testimony from investigative journalists Sharyl Attkisson and Lee...
  • Congress moves to block Trump's Germany troop cuts in defense bill

    12/03/2020 6:20:55 PM PST · by blueplum · 25 replies
    CNN via MSN ^ | 03 Dec 2020 | Ryan Browne and Caroline Kelly, CNN
    The final version of the National Defense Authorization Act has a provision that would effectively block President Donald Trump's attempt to significantly reduce US troops in Germany, a move the President said was because of Berlin's failure to spend adequate amounts on defense.... ...The legislation also has a similar provision regarding the approximately 28,500 US troops stationed in South Korea, prohibiting any reductions in US personnel until 90 days after the defense secretary certifies that certain conditions have been met. The bill also could affect Trump's efforts to reduce US troop levels in Afghanistan, requiring "the Administration to submit a...
  • Unearthed secrets detail how Clinton allies boosted Steele's access to FBI

    12/03/2020 11:18:55 AM PST · by BuckeyeGW · 9 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/3/20 | Jerry Dunleavy
    Newly released documents describe just how involved State Department employees were in British ex-spy Christopher Steele sharing unverified claims about President Trump's links to Russia with the FBI in 2016.
  • Explained: Russia’s New Okhotnik Stealth Drone

    12/03/2020 8:42:42 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 7 replies
    19FortyFive ^ | 12/3/2020 | Caleb Larson
    Russia’s Okhotnik heavy unmanned aerial vehicle recently completed flight tests, RIA Novosti, a Russian state-owned news agency recently reported. Quoting a defense sector source with knowledge of the flight trials, RIA reported that, “from the strip of the military airfield of the Center for Combat Training and Combat Use of the Russian Aerospace Forces at the Ashuluk training ground, several flights of the Okhotnik were performed with functional simulators of guided air-to-air missiles. Such missiles in the combat version are designed to destroy other aircraft.” The source also explained that the simulated missiles “have a casing and all electronic components...
  • U.S. Military: Iran Is Sending Arms And Troops To Help Venezuela

    12/02/2020 6:16:58 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    forbes ^ | 12/02/2020 | joe Walsh
    Iran is supporting embattled Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro’s government with weapons and troops, a U.S. military official told the Wall Street Journal Wednesday, bolstering suspicions that the two governments — which have been roiled by economic and political pressure from the United States — are developing stronger military ties. U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration has sought to bring an end to Maduro’s regime, which it has called a human rights abuser and a national security threat, doubling down on efforts by former President Barack Obama. The United States has placed heavy sanctions on the country, and after Maduro’s questionable reelection...
  • European Gov’ts Urged to Work With Biden to Restore Iran Nuclear Deal

    12/01/2020 5:57:15 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 30, 2020 | 4:33pm EST | James Carstensen
    Berlin — Six former European diplomats are calling on European governments to coordinate efforts to urge an incoming Biden administration to rejoin the Iran nuclear deal, from which President Trump withdrew in 2018, and to agree with the regime in Tehran on steps for mutual compliance. The call comes amid fears that Friday’s assassination of nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh could complicate attempts to restore the deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). “In response to reimposed U.S. sanction [sic] since 2018, Iran has increased its nuclear activities and continues to step away from its commitments under the...
  • Barr Converts Durham to Special Counsel in Russia Probe

    12/01/2020 12:54:55 PM PST · by EyesOfTX · 110 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Well, this is something. Minutes after disappointing Trump supporters – and no doubt President Trump himself – by saying that his do-nothing FBI/DOJ has found no evidence of fraud that would be pervasive enough to tilt the outcome of the presidential election, William Barr announced that he is formally converting U.S. Attorney John Durham to a Special Counsel in his investigation of the origins of Spygate and Obamagate. This conversion will help to ensure that Durham will be able to continue his work in a new Biden/Harris administration, complicating the hell out of China Joe Potato Head Biden since he...
  • US Missile Intercept Ends Era of Nuclear Stability

    11/30/2020 9:50:38 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 91 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 11/30 | Andreas Kluth
    This month, an intercontinental ballistic missile was fired in the general direction of the Hawaiian islands. During its descent a few minutes later, still outside the earth’s atmosphere, it was struck by another missile that destroyed it. With that detonation, the world’s tenuous nuclear balance suddenly threatened to come out of kilter. The danger of atom bombs being used again was already increasing. Now it’s grown once more. The ICBM flying over the Pacific was an American dummy designed to test a new kind of interceptor technology. As it flew, satellites spotted it and alerted an Air Force base in...
  • REPORT: Lt Gen McInerney Reports US Special Forces Attacked CIA Server Farm In Germany In Server Seizure Operation, 5 Soldiers Killed, Servers Secured

    11/28/2020 8:46:12 PM PST · by VideoDoctor · 515 replies
    CD Media ^ | Nov 28th, 2020 | CD Media Staff
    Lt General Thomas McInerney and Lt General Michael Flynn gave interviews to WVW Broadcasting Network today. It was Flynn’s first interview since his pardon.In stunning testimony, McInerney stated his sources have told him U.S. Army Special Forces, possibly the famed Delta Force, raided the CIA-run server farm in Frankfurt, Germany. 5 soldiers were killed in the ensuing firefight, as well as one CIA paramilitary. The CIA personnel were allegedly flown in from Afghanistan for security, according to reports. Subsequent review of the secured servers yielded proof that China, Iran, and Russia were involved in the attempted coup against President Donald...
  • Nuclear-powered carrier returns from South-Atlantic after propeller blade fell off (Russia)

    11/28/2020 6:51:08 PM PST · by texas booster · 48 replies
    The Barents Observer ^ | Nov 26, 2020 | Thomas Nilson
    Time is running out for delivery of 5,000 tons of containers and modules for the Vostok station to Antarctica. Sevmporput had an estimated arrival at Prydz Bay on the eastern shores of the continent on November 20. However, since mid-October the giant nuclear-powered container carrier has sailed zigzag outside the Angolan coast in the South-Atlantic with a broken propeller. Rosatomflot, the operator of Russia’s state-owned fleet of civilian nuclear-powered vessels, chose to keep silent about the trouble and has not answered any questions on the issue from The Barents Observer. Social media sites, however, had a lively debate about the...
  • Russia's Energia says ISS is close to ruin, nation should build its own space station instead

    11/28/2020 1:16:09 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 53 replies
    room.eu ^ | Kerry Hebden
    A recent report from Russian manufacturer RSC Energia, the prime developer and contractor of the Russian crewed spaceflight program, states that a number of elements aboard the International Space Station are on the verge of catastrophic failure. The damage has become so serious, it will become too costly to repair and as such Russia should focus on completing its own orbital station instead... The comments were made by Soloviev during a meeting of the Russian Academy of Sciences Council on Space, which took place on 25 November, 2020 and were reported by Scientific Russia on their website. Among the participants...
  • News Summary Intelligence Report Friday 11/27/2020 Black Friday Newsdump

    11/27/2020 7:39:36 PM PST · by Nextrush · 6 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 11/27/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    "The death rate appears not to be linked with the responses of governments..stringency of the measures settled to fight pandemia, including lockdown, did not appear to be linked with the death rate." There's research from French scientists saying that government restrictions taken against the coronavirus have not reduced the mortality rate... "making a statement that it's a different court" New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's view of the Thanksgiving Eve 5-4 decision from the US Supreme Court against Cuomo's restrictions on houses of worship in the state... Breaking News: Iran reporting the assassination of a prominent Iranian physicist. Moshen Fakhrizadeh and...
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  • Breaking: Trump Pardons Former National Security Adviser Mike Flynn

    11/25/2020 1:01:23 PM PST · by truthkeeper · 205 replies
    Just The News ^ | November 25, 2020 | Joseph Weber and John Solomon
    President Trump on Wednesday pardoned his former national security adviser Michael Flynn, bringing to an end a tumultuous four-year criminal case that felled the three-star general before prosecutors admitted they had wrongly pursued his case...
  • This will be the most dangerous time for our republic for our enemies are cornered and will lash, attack, kill. Be aware.

    11/26/2020 12:54:03 AM PST · by Chickensoup · 57 replies
    Chickensoup | 11.26.20 | Chickensoup
    This will be the most dangerous time for our republic for our enemies are cornered and will lash, attack, kill. Be aware.
  • Schiff, Nadler Lash Out After Michael Flynn Pardon: ‘Crooked to the End’

    11/26/2020 12:50:07 AM PST · by knighthawk · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 25 2020 | JOSHUA CAPLAN
    House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) lashed out following President Donald Trump’s full pardon of former national security adviser Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn (retired). “Donald Trump has repeatedly abused the pardon power to reward friends and protect those who covered up for him,” Schiff wrote on Twitter. “This time he pardons Michael Flynn, who lied to hide his dealings with the Russians. It’s no surprise that Trump would go out as he came in — Crooked to the end.”
  • An investigation into the two-block zone in SF where Trump got the most votes

    11/23/2020 7:42:25 AM PST · by devane617 · 8 replies
    sfgate ^ | 11/22/2020 | Peter Lawrence Kane
    Technically, it was one pocket of that historically Black neighborhood, a two-block zone bounded by Fillmore, Steiner, Golden Gate and Fulton streets. (If you think of places in terms of landmarks, that’s catty-corner from the northeast tip of Alamo Square.) There, Trump earned 35.04% of the vote.
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Sunday 11/22/2020

    11/22/2020 9:32:41 PM PST · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 11/22/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    Some angry New Jersey citizens living under the Dictatorship of COVID-19 getting a chance to confront Democrat Governor Phil Murphy as he dined outside with his family and a warning the words might be disturbing to some... The Danish study on wearing masks and COVID-19 published in recent days showing very little difference in preventing people from catching the virus... "Mask=Muzzle" "We will not comply" "Stuff your mandate" Those signs and others outside the Capitol in Salem, Oregon... Protesters on the streets in Omaha again tonight as well as Saturday night following the police killing Thursday evening of Kenneth Jones......