April 25, 2017

Newsweek, a neocon magazine, has a sobering analysis of the toll of  a second Korean War if Trump manages to start one as a diversion from an FBI probe into his Russian ties and from his historically low approval ratings.

Newsweek estimates there could be at least one million dead even if nuclear warheads are not used (false flags?) and even if the conflict does not trigger a wider, military confrontation with China and Russia.

If nuclear missiles are used and World War Three starts, we are talking about an horrific scenario.

To think Trump has turned down a reasonable offer from China to stop North Korea developing nuclear missiles in return for a stop to US South Korean military exercises.

I’m sorry to say, but Trump and his advisors really are dangerous, deluded maniacs. The mainstream media are depicting Kim Jong as crazy. But that looks like typical war propagand. It’s implausible that Kim Jong, who has been so ruthless and determined in trying to cling onto power and enjoy the good things of life,  is going to start a chain of events which he knows will lead to his destruction. The idea that Kim Jong is going to fire a nuclear missile at the USA, the moment he gets one, knowing he will end up nuclear dust one minute later is implausible.

The question is now if the Pentagon, Senate or Congress can stop him on time.

“U.S. war planners believe North Korean forces would to try to overrun South Korea’s defenses and get to Seoul before the U.S. and the South could respond with overwhelming force. As Cha says, “as wars go, this would be the most unforgiving battle conditions that can be imagined—an extremely high density of enemy and allied forces—over 2 million mechanized forces all converging on a total battlespace the equivalent of the distance between Washington, D.C., and Boston.’’ The United States would immediately dispatch four to six ground combat divisions of up to 20,000 troops each, 10 Air Force wings of about 20 fighters per unit and four to five aircraft carriers. In Cha’s scenario, U.S. and South Korean “soldiers would be fighting with little defense against DPRK artillery, aerial bombardments, and in an urban warfare environment polluted by 5,000 metric tons of DPRK chemical agents.”

Even if that artillery barrage and push into the South gave the North the initiative, there is no question, military planners all say, who would ultimately prevail in a second Korean War. The U.S. and South Korea have far too much firepower, and if Kim Jong Un decided to go to war, that would be end of his regime, whether he knows it or not.

But this would not be a one-week walkover, like the first Gulf War against Saddam Hussein, when his forces were arrayed like clay pigeons in the Iraqi and Kuwaiti deserts, where they were easily destroyed by U.S. air power. Conventional thinking in the Pentagon is that it would be a four- to six-month conflict with high-intensity combat and many dead. In 1994, when President Bill Clinton contemplated the use of force to knock out the North’s nuclear weapons program, the then commander of U.S.-Republic of Korea forces, Gary Luck, told his commander in chief that a war on the peninsula would likely result in 1 million dead, and nearly $1 trillion of economic damage.

The carnage would conceivably be worse now, given that the U.S. believes Pyongyang has 10 to 16 nuclear weapons. If the North could figure out a way to deliver one, why wouldn’t Kim go all in?”

Trump starts to use royal “we” as pushes world to bring of war. New persona resembles quixotic Tintin comic book character

April 25, 2017

Trump has started using the royal “we”, fuelling confusion as to whether he plans to become a king or a dictator following the ongoing “deconstruction” of US institutions and administration.

Trump’s royal ambitions became evident when he demanded a gold plated carriage to ride through humble London during his visit in autumn.

The way he summoned the entire Senate to the White House tomorrow to hear a briefing on North Korea also resembles the use of a royal prerogative.

Overleaping the act of coronation altogether, Trump has now even started talking about himself using the majestic plural, the “we”, used by monarchs like Queen Victoria (“We are not amused”).

‘Now, does everybody like Nikki? Because if you don’t – otherwise, she can easily be replaced,’ Trump told a UN delegation as Haley sat beside him.

‘No, we won’t do that, I promise. We won’t do that,’ Trump said, signalling his new  perception of kingly power by using the majestic plural.

Mind you, the “we” could also be referring to Trump’s increasingly split identities.

Interestingly, Trump’s spokesperson Haley herself used the majestic “we” when she said Trump had dismissed (out of hand without consulting Congress, Senate, the Pentagon or his party base) a very reasonable Chinese proposal that would call for an end to joint U.S.-South Korea military exercises in exchange for Pyongyang’s pledge to stop developing its nuclear missile program.

“We are not going to do that,” she said.

Anyway, if Trump is nurturing royal ambitions, the question is what kind of Kingdom does Trump want to rule over? What might America look like ten years from now under a King Trump?

My suspicion Trump is modelling his new kingdom on Syldavia, a Balkan kingdom featured in Tintin comic books.

After a nuclear war, America could well find itself  thrown back several hundred years and a rural, backward Balkan kingdom might be all it could hope to resemble as Trump may well realize.

Recall, Trump’s supporters claim he is a genius playing multi dimensional quantum chess when he launched a missile strike against Syria over chocolate cake with the Chinese Prez from his country club.

Plans to transform an America turned into a nuclear wasteland by his reckless actions into a pretty, rural Balkan kingdom further down the line might be just such a 24 D chess move.

After all, Trump’s Hungarian aide Dr Sebastian Gorka sports a hussar’s uniform and pointed beard exactly like that of courtiers depicted in Syldavia. His daughter Ivanka also has a typically Syldavian fashion style and her name is Slavic, the root language of Syldavian.

These fashion preferences of his entourage could be clues that Trump is be harbouring a secret hankering to be a new King Muskar XII when the few Americans surviving any nuclear world war start the work of rebuilding.

Trump’s increasing unintelligibility to American reporters could also be due to the fact he has started using Syldavian, his new kingdom’s language.

In an interview Trump gave to AP on Friday, the transcript frequently marked Trump as “unintelligible.”

Trump Gen. (Jim) Mattis (the defense secretary) said, “I’ve never seen anything like this,” because he had to sign the ultimate (unintelligible) … He had to sign the ultimate, you know. He said, “I’ve never seen anything like this before, as long as I’ve been in the military.” You know, that kind of cutting.

AP: Right.

TRUMP: Now, if I can do that (unintelligible) … As an example, the aircraft carriers, billions of dollars, the Gerald Ford, billions and billions over budget. That won’t happen.

AP: Is that something you’re going to take on?

TRUMP: (unintelligible) But as we order the other ones, because they want to order 12, the other ones are going to come in much less expensive. …


AP: Can I ask you, over your first 100 days — you’re not quite there yet — how do you feel like the office has changed you?

TRUMP: Well the one thing I would say — and I say this to people — I never realized how big it was. Everything’s so (unintelligible) like, you know the orders are so massive. I was talking to —

AP: You mean the responsibility of it, or do you mean —

TRUMP: Number One, there’s great responsibility. When it came time to, as an example, send out the 59 missiles, the Tomahawks in Syria. I’m saying to myself, “You know, this is more than just like, 79 (sic) missiles. This is death that’s involved,” because people could have been killed. This is risk that’s involved, because if the missile goes off and goes in a city or goes in a civilian area — you know, the boats were hundreds of miles away — and if this missile goes off and lands in the middle of a town or a hamlet …. every decision is much harder than you’d normally make. (unintelligible) … This is involving death and life and so many things. … So it’s far more responsibility. (unintelligible)

Now, mockers have claimed that Trump’s unintelligibility was due to his increasing derangement. But much more likely is that he is so advanced in learning Syldavian, that, like many bilingual adults, he uses words from the two languages interchangeably.

Since Syldavian “looks and sounds Slavic,” his Czech ex wife, Slovenia wife and daughter Ivanka may have been able to help him reach proficiency very quickly.

When Trump did use English during the AP interview, he also made use of typically, picturesque Syldavian vocabulary like “hamlet”. Who in America nowadays uses the word “hamlet”? Trump’s use of hamlet strongly hints at a foreign lexical influence.

Detractors have also claimed that Trump could not remember how many missiles he fired at Syria nearly causing WW3 with Russia because he said 79 missiles instead of 59. Yet, anyone who knows Syldavian will instantly understand the real reason for the confusion.

In Syldavian fifty nine sounds like this “Seventsi Znaim.”

Seventy nine sounds lie “Vivftsi Znaim.”


April 25, 2017

Donald Trump is escalating tensions with North Korea even as the US government faces shut down on Saturday when it runs out of money to pay its bills unless Congress raises the debt ceiling.

Let’s think about what a government shut down could entail as Trump’s nuclear submarine and flotilla of aircraft carriers reach the Korean Peninsual with enough fuel to start a military strike, but not enough money to pay for refuelling and as sailors serving on board are notified they won’t be paid…

Wars are very expensive, especially world wars, and a cash strapped US military could find any mobilization frozen by a lack of cash.

US government has suffered its biggest drop in revenues since the last recession.

And the revenue shortfall will get worse if Trump pushes through his tax cuts.

A reduction of the corporate rate to 15% will load the US with an extra 2 trillion dollars in debt, debt that China will be expected to buy…unless Trump starts to issue war bonds or confiscate money and property from Americans to pay for the war.

Reductions in the personal rate of taxation will be offset by increases in the interest rate of loans, and benefit mainly the banks.

A government shut down looks likely because Trump wants a new funding bill to include a provision which Democrats reject, namely, to pay for a border wall with Mexico in violation of his promise that Mexico would pay for the wall, for example through tariffs.

Trump could also pay for the wall by issuing debt free Treasury bills like John F Kennedy, for example.

But the wall is just a propaganda show and could be used as an excuse for government shut down.

Trump has drastically slashed funds to the coast guard, opening a new gap in the US border, to people trafficking and drug smuggling.

In addition, he is has started resettling Syrian refugees at a much faster pace than Barack Obama.


April 25, 2017

From Time 
U.S. forces in South Korea are planning a drill to train soldiers in evacuating U.S. civilians to safety in the event of an incident the Korean Peninsula.

The drill, due to take place in June, could see troops with the U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) evacuate their family members and other civilians to places such as Japan by transport planes, the Korea Times reports.

Around 230,000 U.S. citizens, including 28,500 servicemen and women, currently live in South Korea.


April 25, 2017

The entire Senate has been invited to the White House for a briefing Wednesday on the North Korea threat in a bizarre move that reinforces the notion that Donald Trump is determined to undermine the institutions of the USA and “deconstruct the adminstration”.

Senate and Congress have procedures in place to provide a well tested process for making decisions, especially about crucial matters like war.

They hold a hearing, invite experts for their views, ask questions, hold a debate and then a vote.

It is not clear how the Senate can follow this procedure during a briefing at the White House where Trump and his officials can determine what they get to hear, who they get to talk to, what questions they can ask, if any, what debate or vote they can hold.

Will Senators be able to question the absurd claim of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly that the minute North Korean dictator Kim Jong gets a nuclear missile, he poses a threat to the USA.

Why does Kelly assume Kim Jong is an unhinged maniac who wants to start a chain of events which he knows will result in his own destruction  the  minute he gets a nuclear missile, something that could, anyway,  be a long way off?

Russia has had nuclear missiles for years, but the threat has been kept in check by the doctrine of mutually assured destruction. 

Or will Senators be able to question why Nicky Haley, Trump’s UN envoy, apparently made the firing of an interballistic  missile by Kim Jong a red line that would trigger an act of war?

Will they be ask why the Vice President Mike Pence has assumed such a high profile role virtually declaring war on his visits to Korea?

Will the Senators have time to go the media after the briefing before Trump orders his generals to start military action against North Korea or a nuclear false flag explodes?


Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats plan to provide the classified briefing to lawmakers.

The fact that two top generals in the Trump administration, Pentagon Chief James Mattis and Joseph Dunford, are due to give a classified briefing at the White House, reinforces fears that Trump is misusing the inexperience of the generals to bounce them and the Senate into war, which could lead to a nuclear confrontation with China and Russia.

This briefing at the White House looks like a variation of the “confuse them, blindside them and bounce them” into an act which will lead to nuclear war that Trump and his advisors used  when they nearly triggered a nuclear war with Russia by firing missiles at Syria from Trump’s private golf club.

The generals should resign rather than go along with Trump’s plan to subsume political structures under a quasi military dictatorship in order to start a war to divert from the Russian probe and America’s economic problems.

In military dictatorships, “window dressing” senators are summoned to Il Presidente’s residence to rubber stamp his and his generals decisions in secret.

In a democracy, in a Constitutional Republic like the USA, the president and the generals go to the Congress and Senate to get permission, adhering to House and Senate regulations and procedures.

Sean Spicer has said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell convened the bizarre meeting, but Spicer has been proven so often to be off the beaten track that his statement cannot be taken for fact. If it is true that McConnell called the bizarre meeting, then it was up to Trump to reject his call and ensure the briefing took place at the Senate.


April 24, 2017

The fact that the Irish government knew that the swine flu vaccine was dangerous and untested before it encouraged people to have it in 2009 as Irish MP Clare Daly has now said should give everyone pause for thought.

If even I, a humble science reporter, knew the swine flu vaccine was dangerous in 2009 from a brief examination of the docs, and no proportion to the actual threat, then believe me,  WHO, governments and big pharma knew it.

A top Swedish health official said the swine flu vaccination campaign was “a medical tragedy.”

He said. “Hundreds of young people have had their lives almost destroyed.”

The fact that the Irish government is now doing everything in its power to stop the  (ever growing group of) victims from getting compensation for narcolepsy or even minimal help should also give everyone pause for thought.

In 2009, 100% of the populations of almost every single country were set to get this vaccine.

My experience talking to the many people who suffered side effects from the swine flu vaccine indicates that narcolepsy is only one side effect. Because it is  a rare and visible sickness, narcolepsy is just the most difficult to deny.  I have spoken to people who reported all kinds of side effects from vomitting to extreme sleepiness,  andwhose doctors, who had given them the vaccine and perhaps feared legal action, refused to acknowledge a connection.


From the Irish Times

Independent TD Clare Daly has claimed a 14-year-old boy suffering from narcolepsy has been obstructed from seeking documents under discovery by State agencies.

She said narcolepsy was a lifelong debilitating disorder caused by the Pandemrix vaccination issued for swine flu in 2010.

Ms Daly told the Dáil the Health Service Executive (HSE) and the State Claims Agency (SCA) had gone into the High Court last week, “unnoticed and undocumented’’, to obstruct the boy and other sufferers seeking the documentation.

Ms Daly said the HSE and the SCA had said they would voluntarily disclose the documents in 2015.

“We need to be clear about the fact that the HSE decided to purchase Pandemrix and continued to distribute it even after it knew it was dangerous and untested and before most of the public in Ireland received it,’’ she added.

“It knew there was a sevenfold or eightfold risk of serious adverse effects in comparison with its sister drug and alternative vaccinations for which there were no adverse side effects.’’

Ms Daly said the Government was continuing to deny the requests of victims for discretionary medical cards and other benefits.

“I want to know why Ireland is the only country that does not operate a no-fault vaccine damage payment scheme,’’ she added.

UK government loses battle to stop payouts to victims of narcolepsy caused by swine flu vaccines

April 24, 2017

From The Guardian

Dozens of British children who developed narcolepsy as a result of a swine flu vaccine could be compensated after the high court rejected a government appeal to withhold payments.

Six million people in Britain, and more across Europe, were given the Pandemrix vaccine made by GlaxoSmithKline during the 2009-10 swine flu pandemic, but the jab was withdrawn after doctors noticed a sharp rise in narcolepsy among those who received it.

The sleep disorder is permanent and can cause people to fall asleep dozens of times a day. Some narcoleptics have night terrors and a muscular condition called cataplexy that can lead them to collapse on the spot.

In 2015, a 12-year-old boy, known as John for the proceedings, was awarded £120,000 by a court that ruled he had been left severely disabled by narcolepsy caused by the vaccine. He was seven when he had the jab and developed symptoms within months.

And this is the government of Theresa May, presenting herself as a patriot! Villainous!