Russia is preparing for war against the West. Putin is being urged to do so because the U.S. and NATO have been preparing for war themselves.
Syria and Ukraine have just been warm ups. The real thing could be around the corner, and other proxy flashpoints are ready to line up. The rising tensions for military conflict are sharply complicated by the stealthier financial war that is nonetheless taking a serious toll across the globe, in particular as collapsing oil prices put incredible pressure on those regimes who have cast a big social benefits net financed primarily by $100/barrel oil.
Kiev has stressed that cooperation with Turkish military is a step in the direction of “NATO integration.” Experts say that this is not so much about Ukraine preparing to join the alliance as it is about NATO’s “supervision” of Ukraine’s armed forces through the medium of the Turkish military. In the coming months, in addition to the conventional “Sea Breeze” exercises in a “Ukraine-NATO” format (to be held in the Odessa and Nikolaev regions), Ukrainian-Turkish naval maneuvers will be organized in the Black Sea after which both countries plan to switch to joint patrols along their costal zones.
EgyptAir Flight 804: US and NATO leaders say it was terrorism and vow a military response ~ link ~ I rather suspect that this is the first of multiple False Flag events that we will see in the coming months. I hope that I am wrong! Stirling
On the same day as the crash, France’s National Assembly extended the nation-wide state of emergency, declared after the Paris attacks, for an additional two months.
Thursday’s crash came just days after the passage of reactionary labor legislation by France’s Socialist Party (PS), the latest in a series of emergency decrees designed to prepare the French state for the emergence of revolutionary struggles against capitalism.
FBI Director contradicts US Intelligence and says 'no evidence' of terrorism in EgyptAir Flight 804 ~ link ~
Earlier today, reports came out that US Intel saw evidence of an explosion, meaning a terrorist attack had taken down the flight.
Now, however, FBI Director Jim Comey has contradicted US intel reports, saying that there is "No evidence" of a terrorist attack.
EgyptAir Flight 804: Debris found ~ link ~ link ~
Flight MS804 was en route from Paris to Cairo with 66 passengers and crew when it vanished early on Thursday.
Hollande is desperate to pass French labor "reforms" by any means ~ link ~ link ~ link ~ link ~
Monsanto threatens Argentina over recent food inspection decision ~ link ~ The doctors and health professionals in Argentina have been active in fighting Monsanto over the dangers of Roundup. This is part of Monsanto's counter-attack. Stirling
In yet one more example of how Monsanto will stop at nothing to achieve total domination of the food supply, the major agricultural corporation is now attempting to use its toxic product as leverage against the Argentinian government.
After a dispute between Monsanto and Argentina regarding the inspection of genetically modified soybeans, Monsanto has now announced that it intends to suspend future soybean technologies in Argentina. Monsanto’s move will leave many Argentine farmers who used the company’s biotech products without the new Xtend technology scheduled to be deployed in Argentina allegedly aimed at increasing soy yields as well as controlling glyphosate-resistant, broad-leaf weeds, another problem created by Monsanto itself. The dispute centered around the fact that Monsanto was demanding that private exporting companies act as inspectors to ensure that agricultural products trademarked to the company (although even this is disputed by farmers) were not being sold. The Argentine government ruled that only the government had the authority to act as a food inspector.
China is furious after America launches a Trade War 'Nuke' with 522% duty ~ link ~ Sounds like the powers-that-be are trying to steal some of Trump's thunder in the Fall Election by causing a trade war with China now!!! Stirling
Now that China's brief infatuation with "rationalizing" excess capacity in its massively glutted (and insolvent) steel sector is over after lasting all of 2-3 months, China is back to doing what it did in late 2015 (and what it has always done) when as we reported, a surge in Chinese exports led to the first salvos in the trade war between China - the world's biggest exporter of various steel products and is responsible for half the entire world's steel output - and countries who are importing dumped Chinese products at the expense of their own steel and mining industries.