* * * A message for a tyrannical age: You are the true Guardians of the Galaxy, from John W. Whitehead . . . Bamboo-Water agrees, but adds that with FREEDOM comes RESPONSIBILITY.
“When the rivers and air are polluted, when families and nations are at war, when homeless wanderers fill the highways, these are the traditional signs of a dark age.”— Pema Chodron, When Things Fall Apart
Trump wants to talk but can he think? by Finian Cunningham 🙂
US Senator Dianne Feinstein reveals FBI paid $900k to hack into phone of San Bernardino shooter . . .and if I recall correctly, the whole thing was a false flag!
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The next two videos are of interest, because apparently George is creating a far larger picture of the planet using the data he receives from all of us on a daily basis. This is a new idea to me, so I’m not yet sure I understand his efforts. Take a look and see if you get it..
Russia submits draft UN Security Council Resolution on Syrian ‘de-escalation areas’. . . the Agreement is already in effect, but they have excellent reasons for this submission.
SOTT Comment: It’s expensive to interfere in other countries’ business. Just ask the CIA.
Beijing offers to rename economic corridor hoping to woo India into One Belt, One Road initiative. . . China continues with diplomatic efforts
WASHINGTON’S REAL MOTIVES IN NORTH KOREA AND AFGHANISTAN–PSYCHOLOGY, GEOPOLITICS & RARE EARTH METALS . . . I’m not sure I agree with their ‘take’ on this information. The world is no longer in the same place it was, and while we may be taken to the brink of war, I do not believe it will be allowed.
The geopolitics, psychology and economics of the North Korean crisis, the Afghan war and the final gambit.
Were you aware that it was recently discovered that North Korea is sitting on the worlds largest deposit of rare earth metals? In fact their deposit is twice as large as the world’s total known reserves prior to this discovery. This is find is estimated to be worth trillions of dollars (that’s trillions with a T).
Rare earth metals are essential in the manufacture of modern electronics, which makes it a matter of strategic importance, and China currently has a monopoly on global production. In the context of an escalation in the South China or the East China seas, this would be a significant vulnerability for the west.
Afghanistan also just happens to be sitting on a massive deposit of these metals This deposit is also valued in the trillions.
War threats before a major political election had been effective in the past in swinging the South Korean electorate to the right, but not this year. The conservative camp is battered and split into two warring parties following the impeachment of former President Park Geun-hye. The general public—its collective consciousness heightened through the mass protests that successfully ousted Park—is no longer rallying behind hawkish candidates who fan public paranoia to garner votes.
Barring a last-minute surprise upset, liberal democrat Moon Jae-in will be the next president of South Korea. But does he truly represent the interests of the millions who took to the streets to unseat Park and demand systemic change? And what are the tasks facing the left vis a vis the new administration? These are the questions this article will discuss, but first, let’s quickly review the field of candidates.
In a mainstream media interview, Hediya Yousef, head of the Kurdish federalism project, said the Syrian Kurds wanted more territory in the North, in return for helping the US retake Raqqa from Daesh. He claimed the Kurds had a “legal right” to create a trade corridor to the Mediterranean.
Iean has warned Pakistan that Tehran would hit militant bases inside the neighboring country if Islamabad does not confront Sunni insurgents who carry out cross-border attacks.
Iranian state media quoted the army’s chief of staff, Mohammad Hossein Bagheri, as saying on May 8 that Tehran expects “the Pakistani officials to control the borders, arrest the terrorists, and shut down their bases. If the terrorist attacks continue, we will hit their safe havens and cells, wherever they are,” he said.
Ten Iranian border guards were killed in April in an attack claimed by the Sunni militant group Jaish al-Adl.