It was reported this weekend that at least 11 “Carrier Killer” guided-missile destroyers were to be dispatched to the South China Sea working in tandem with a Liaoning aircraft carrier while creating an A2/AD (anti-access/area denial) presence in the region.
Over 40% of the world’s shipborne trade transits through valuable South China Sea waters, which also host one of the planet’s largest deep-water oil and natural gas deposits.
Russian Black Sea Fleet carries out long-range missile strikes on ISIS targets in Syria ~ link ~
Japan is planning to deploy a new type of missile to the East China Sea, where Tokyo is engaged in a tense territorial dispute with Beijing. The decision marks a significant milestone in the drive by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government and the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) to remilitarize Japan. The planned missile system will be designed locally, by the country’s expanding defence industry, rather than being supplied by the United States or another ally.
The Yomiuri Shimbun reported on August 14 that the new surface-to-ship missile will have a range of 300 kilometres, the longest of any missile currently in Japan’s armament. The weapon will be GPS-guided and vehicle-based, making it easy to deploy. Placed on islands in the East China Sea, any Chinese or other vessel approaching the disputed Senkaku (Diaoyu in China) Islands would fall within its range.
The True Story of how the War broke out in Syria: 100% made in the USA ~ link ~
Assange is believed to be planning a strategic "October Surprise" leak of a Hillary Clinton email, just prior the US Presidential Election. It purportedly contains information that will definitively put her behind bars.
Exactly as I predicted yesterday, his message was to clearly explain how he wants to put Americans first, as opposed to Hillary Clinton who puts special interests first and Americans last.
While emphasizing that he’s “not a politician,” Trump opened by saying he regrets at times not picking the “right words” and sometimes saying the “wrong thing” — especially if it caused people “personal pain” — but promised the American people he’s committed to always telling them the truth.
Could Trump Pull-Off a Post-Party Coalition? ~ link ~ link ~ link ~
And that comes with an all-important military angle as a surefire selling point. As Trump’s backers outline it, “the Pacific Ocean cannot be used for transporting the vital and essential components of our military industrial complex, for in the event of war with Russia or China their advanced silent submarines equipped with advanced anti-ship weapons will block all of our ocean transport, collapsing our military industrial production in any war with catastrophic consequences. These component factories for Intel and others must be repatriated at once through currency adjustments or tariffs.”So Trump should hammer the message that all new bank credit must be tied to rebuilding destroyed US industries, “either by ending currency rigging or applying tariffs.” Bank credit, Trump backers argue, “should not be used for currency manipulation, or for cash settlement market rigging. There should be no bank credit for speculation and absolutely none for hedge funds. Let’s wipe these speculative vehicles out by huge taxes on short-term trading profits, ending tax concessions on borrowing, and ending all bank credit for speculation. Let these people go to do real work.”
Zip: Trump will WIN the election ~ link ~
“Based on the stats we see, he looks strong,” says Ric Militi, co-founder of San Diego-based Crazy Raccoons, maker of the Zip question and answer app. His app poses questions and polls responses based on an average of 100,000 daily users. “I go with Trump, based on what we see.”
On the evidence provided by the IFS, employment is increasingly unable to sufficiently maintain millions of workers and their families above the poverty line.
Mortgages Are Instruments of Fraud ~ link ~
If we do get control of the government after the Dollar, the Pound, the Yen and the Euro die, then we will have to do away with the fiction of government debt.
Arrest the Bankers and seize their assets to pay for Debt Cancellation. Issue a non-interest bearing currency like Lincoln’s Greenbacks. Repeal fractional reserve banking. And make government debt illegal.