TRUMP SAYS HE MAY START UNWINNABLE NUCLEAR WW3 WITH NORTH KOREA AS RUSSIA PROBE INTENSIFIES AND US ECONOMY DIVES

April 30, 2017

Donald Trump hinted he would start nuclear World War Three with North Korea, when he replied to a question, saying “I don’t know, I mean, we’ll see.”

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/donald-trump-north-korea-nuclear-latest-war-a7710521.html

 

Trump’s apparent willingness to start a disastrous war he has no hope of winning comes as the Pentagon Watchdog has announced a probe into his former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn for concealing payments from foreign governments in spite of a 2014 warning not to do so.

http://edition.cnn.com/2017/04/27/politics/michael-flynn-foreign-payments-investigation

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/trump-cant-deter-north-koreas-nuclear-efforts-whats-the-end-game/article34858047/

Donald Trump said Saturday it is “not exactly the right time” for the United States to label China a currency manipulator or bring up unfair trade deails when he is asking Chinese President Xi Jinping to help rein in North Korea’s attempt to develop nuclear weapons.

https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20170430/p2g/00m/0in/045000c

Yet that same Trump just a couple of days ago threatened to terminate the trade deal with South Korea, perhaps an even more important ally in reining in North Korea’s nuclear weapons programme.

http://www.cnbc.com/2017/04/27/trump-threatens-to-terminate-free-trade-deal-with-south-korea-says-he-wants-seoul-to-pay-for-thaad.html

In spite of his generous stance to China, Trump seems to have received no firm offer of help from China, leaving his new National Security Advisor, to speculate today that China might agree to reign in North Korea.

http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/331279-hr-mcmaster-on-north-korea-president-has-made-clear-he-will-resolve

Why doesn’t Trump make it clear to China if reigning in North Korea is suddenly his top priority along with Goldman Sachs, that currency manipulation and new trade deals are still on the table?

It sure looks like Trump wants to encourage North Korea’s aggression against South Korea and launch a third world war, bankrupt the USA and introduce martial law.

Commentators note that Trump has no endgame for North Korea other than to turn both Koreas into a failed state through reunification.

http://www.nationmultimedia.com/news/aec/30313841

One expert reunification could cost 3 trillion dollars, even if South Korea did manage to absorb 30 million North Koreans.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/north-south-korea-reunification-kim-jong-un-dictator-donald-trump-president-nuclear-war-ballistic-a7710001.html

The reunification of East and West Germany in 1989 is still not completed in spite of enormous costs to West Germany. It can be imagined how expensive and difficult the reunification of North and South Korea is going to be. And if the USA terminates its trade deal with South Korea, you wonder how South Korea could begin to generate the kind of surpluses to pay for a fraction of the cost of reunification with the North.

Trump’s focus on North KorWITHea could also serve to deflect from economic data showing the USA is heading towards a recession following interest rate hikes by the Federal Reserve.

“The weakest showing since the last recession for consumer spending held down first-quarter GDP which could manage only a 0.7 percent rate of annualized growth. Consumer spending rose at only 0.3 percent which is by far the worst showing since no change in fourth-quarter 2009.”

https://mishtalk.com/2017/04/28/first-quarter-gdp-spending-slowest-since-2009/

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-04-28/u-s-economy-expands-at-slowest-pace-in-three-years

Consumption has been artificially boosted by a new housing bubble facilated by Trump’s repeal of certain provisions of the Frank Dodd Act. But it only a question of time before it bursts.

A housing, student loan bubble bust as well as the new massive tax cuts announced for the super rich are setting the USA on the path of fiscal crisis such as Greece.

While Trump has touted his moves to renogiate tariffs, these are long term plans which will only succeed if US consumption is strong and the country’s debt is manageable. On current, interest rate rise and fiscal projections, domestic consumption is set to collapse and the US fiscal situation to deteriorate to the point where it starts to resemble Greece.


“Strange disease” claims new victim in Liberia’s capital

April 30, 2017

From Gnnliberia

The outbreak of what medical authorities considered as ‘Strange Disease’ in Greenville, southeastern Liberia, Sinoe County, has reportedly taken the lives of eleven person and several being placed on critical list has reportedly crept in the populated City of Monrovia with one been pronounced dead by health authorities in Monrovia on Friday evening, and several quarantined in an undisclosed location.

According to health authorities in Monrovia those infected with the “strange” disease showed symptoms of severe stomach pain, vomiting, diarrhoea, fever and headaches, Liberia’s chief medical officer, Francis Kateh, said on national radio.

http://gnnliberia.com/2017/04/29/29618/


LIBERIA SENDS FORENSIC EXPERTS TO INVESTIGATE CAUSE OF SUDDEN DEATHS AS COUNTY SHUTS DOWN SCHOOLS

April 30, 2017

From APANews

The local authorities in southeastern Sinoe County have shut down all schools in the county until the disease that has surfaced in the county is contained.

According to a local radio report in Sinoe County, the residents of Greenville city are fleeing the city and seeking refuge in nearby villages apparently to escape the scourge of the disease.

At the same time, the spokesman of the Liberia National Police, Sam Collins, has disclosed that the Liberia National Police has dispatched a team of forensic officers to Greenville to help the ministry of health investigate the cause of the deaths from the strange disease.

http://apanews.net/en/news/liberia-authorities-in-sinoe-county-shut-down-schools


LIBERIAN DEATHS DUE TO POISONING?

April 30, 2017

Liberia ratified the Biological Weapons Convention in 2016, closing a loophole in its defenses, after speculation that the Ebola outbreak in 2014 was linked to bioweapons labs.

http://www.pgaction.org/news/bwc-liberia-nepal.html

http://www.unog.ch/80256EDD006B8954/(httpAssets)/8BABAEC55A6F3B00C125807300378E13/$file/Liberia.pdf

The rapid, series of sudden deaths of 11 people reportedly from a mysterious illness in Sinoe County in south east Liberia look like poisoning of some kind.

But poisoning has been used before by the Globalists to hype a false flag epidemic.

The Mexican museum chief Felipe Solis was hyped by media as the first victim of the swine flu in 2009 when he died shortly after shaking hands with then President Barack Obama…

I recall talking to an epidemologist from Mexico City who said the first alleged swine flu victims in Mexico had been poisoned. Solis could also have been given a toxin.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1173672/Obamas-swine-flu-scare-shaking-hands-archaeologist-died-week-later.html

More from Front Page Africa on the sudden deaths in Liberia, prompting a fresh Ebola scare.
http://www.frontpageafricaonline.com/index.php/health/4013-liberia-to-send-blood-samples-abroad-in-latest-disease-outbreak

The sudden deaths occurred Tuesday morning, amid speculations that the deaths resulted from food poisoning while others fear it’s another Ebola outbreak.

The Health Ministry in a statement read at the Information Ministry said – “The Sinoe Health Team informed the Ministry of Health about a series of unexplained deaths in five communities in Greenville District.

Initial tests conducted at the Liberia Bio-Medical Research in Charlesville, Margibi County have ruled out Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) as the cause of the deaths.”

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According to reports, seven of the deaths were linked to the death of an 11-year-old who died on Sunday, April 23, 2017.

She died after showing symptoms of diarrhea, vomiting and mental confusion.

She was immediately taken to F.J. Grante Hospital where she reportedly died within one hour after she was admitted into the emergency room.

She reportedly attended the funeral ceremony of a religious leader on Saturday, April 23, in Greenville.

On Monday, April 24, another patient from Down Town Community who also attended the funeral of the religious leader presented symptoms of head ache, skin itching and body pain. He was admitted the same night at the F.J. Grant Hospital died by 2:00 A.M. Monday morning.

Another lady from Red Hill community who also attended the same funeral presented symptoms of vomiting and diarrhea. She died upon arrival at the Grant Hospital.


WHY THE “THINKING” PENTAGON IS THE ONLY HOPE FOR THE USA IN A NEW COMPLEX, SECURITY ENIVORNMENT, INCLUDING BIOTERRORIST THREAT, PERSISTENT FAILURES OF FBI, NSA, CIA AND WASHINGTON BODE ILL

April 30, 2017

I still remember the day I handed in to a FBI agent at Vienna embassy the charges concerning Baxter etc in 2009, which were investigated by the Austrian state prosecutor. Another story…

An agent holding a can of beer, wearing dark glasses, came trailing out, waddling as fast as his overweight figure would allow, i. e. at a snail’s pace. Only he knew how many cans of beer he had had that day. His garbled speech suggested a significant number, though it was only afternoon. Happily, oblivious to his sorry state, he trailed back inside, bored out of whatever could be called a mind, for his next can of beer, squeezing his portly figure through the doorframe. Yet, he had taken his jacket off, at pains to show me he carried a shoulder holster and hand gun, a most necessary accessory to be sure for drinking beer. Proudly, he displayed the badges of his effectiveness. His gun, FBI badge and can of beer and dark glasses.

The Pentagon, I am convinced, stopped the spread of Ebola in 2014 among its troops and in the USA.

If it had been up to the NSA, CIA and FBI, the USA could forget it.

Nothing has changed in 2017. It’s up to the Pentagon now to devise a strategy to deal with any bioterrorism threats. It needs to set up a unit capable of analyzing information and evaluating potential threats and recommending courses of action.

After my meeting with the FBI agent in 2009, I really began to worry and I emailed the charges to as many FBI offices wondering if that there was someone out there with half a brain, a question shared by the Russian TV crew when they interviewed me in Larisa in 2016 about biological warfare.

With all due respect to FBI head James Comey, who presides over this disastrous agency, he also is not much better in person. True, he does not go around with a can of beer. But he did, for example, identify hacking as a major problem three years ago. Yet, he is only now considering loosening the physical criteria for FBI agents to recruit computer scientists. I mean, just how much looser can the FBI recruitment criteria be made, given the minimum fitness standard of the current FBI agents waddling around with cans of beer? And yet these painfully low, physical standards are supposed to be a barrier to recruiting people to counteract hacking?

Even if Comey succeeds in recruiting techies, it will likely take them years to catch up. As for bioterrorism and biological warfare, well Bill Gates, said it all when he mocked governments for being asleep. Most FBI agents probably think Ebola is a type of African beer. If it isn’t, if it is a lethal disease, set to spread through the USA due to faulty protocols, it doesn’t interest them. It’s not in their list of duties.

I get Comey is busy, but he could at least set up a unit to identify new threats and recommend courses of action. He could change the tick box task list, which seems to be robotically followed by his moronic agents, to include new threats. He could start sending them on further education seminars, rewarding them with cases of beer and SUVs if they pass them. He could also start training at least some agents in the art of analysing information. True, he might be able to find only one in ten FBI agents capable of grasping the rules of critical thinking or forming one complete sentence. But he could further that 10%.

Just to capitulate and leave the USA at the mercy of these morons, is not on.

To be fair to the FBI, looking like a slob seems to be a badge of honour across the entire US intellgence community, in the meantime. This is shown by the twitter page of former NSA analyst John Schindler, allegedly front of the NSA. As if to advertise to the world, the NSA is really the Numbskull Sceloritic Agency, he shows a picture of himself, wearing dark glasses and holding a can of beer in a pool.

Now a beer would signal a bon vivant if there was evidence that that can of beer was relaxation from a world class performance. But when the performance is so disastrous, and Schindler is at least able to write coherently and display some features of critical thinking, then there is a really danger that can of beer comes to symbolise the self congratulatory stance of the most below par generation of intelligence operatives in US history.

Turns out the new National Security Advisor Michael Flynn had concealed payments from Russian TV and the Turkish government. Flynn is requesting immunity to testify against Trump.

http://www.politicususa.com/2017/04/24/senate-46-staffers-investigate-benghazi-7-trumprussia.html

Barely did Flynn and Donald Trump obtain security clearances, then four top cybersecurity officials in Russia were arrested as CIA spies.

http://metro.co.uk/2017/01/27/russia-arrests-four-american-spies-working-as-top-cybersecurity-officials-6409849/

From the testimony of the head of the NSA to Congress on the Russia probe, it seems the NSA just categorizes and lists things, according to pre determined algorithms and rules, without ever questioning whether this is sufficient.

NSA head Admiral Mike Rogers came across as a man of admirably inflexible procedure. “If the algorithm says do it this way, we do it exactly that way,” he appeared to stress with the impatient arrogance of a man is pleased he has managed to exericse enough discipline not to sip a can of beer before Congress.

“If person X is classified as a foreign intelligence agent, we collect A,B,C under rules X, Y, Z but not L, M, N (even if it becomes plain X is not a foreigh intelligence agent and L,M,N are the vital information for the security of the USA)…”

It does not seem to have crossed Admiral Roger’s mind, tidy and compartmentalized as his tidy uniform and his row of medals, that the algorithms could be faulty or inadequate for the problem at hand, any more than it dawned on the doctors and nurses of Dallas Memorial Hospital, nearly resulting them becoming engulfed in an false flag Ebola epidemic in 2014.

If Rogers does not work for the enemies of the USA, he might as well for all the protection he provides in reality.

The NSA collects, it seems, reams and reams of raw data. But it is unable to process it, to draw any useful conclusions from it let alone map out a useful strategy for dealing with the threats to US security in the 21st century whether it be installing foreign presidents and agents in the White House, bioterrorism, cyberwarfare or any other form of hybrid warfare.

Analysis of data would require the application of brains and intelligence as opposed to mechanical rules, something the Numbskull Sceloritic Agency sorely lacks.

The CIA also seems to be collectors of data with no capacity for analysis either. A secret hacking unit of about 5000 people seems to expending vast efforts in hacking every electronic device they can find. But what use is this mountain of data if there is no brain to analyse it.

A lack of any brain has also, sadly, come to characterise the Senate Intelligence Committee’s probe into Trump’s ties with Russia.

There are apparently thousands of pages of raw data collected by thousands of agents in the NSA and CIA, and only 7 part time staff assigned by the Senate to review it, analyze it and process it.
Those 7 part time staff will also likely have none of the intellectural skills necessary to critically evaluate the information if Admiral Mike Rogers and James Comey are anything to go by. Yet, the ANALYSIS of the raw data is the crucial intelligence operation.

http://www.politicususa.com/2017/04/24/senate-46-staffers-investigate-benghazi-7-trumprussia.html

My only hope now for the USA lies with the Pentagon. True, James Mattis at the Pentagon has shown in his first 100 days a lack of experience in liasing with Congress and Senate in making major military decisions. But he has likely been very much encouraged to make the military autonomous of the political insitutions by Donald Trump, who is seeking to set up a parallel administrative state to circumvent the political representatives and constitution. There is, however, hope Mattis will learn on the job.

For all its faults, the Pentagon could never afford to have FBI agents, CIA agents or NSA agents in its ranks, delivering that level of performance. These people could barely find the country designated for a military operation on a map of the world, let alone engage in a combat mission.

The Pentagon cannot afford to dispense with brains either. It cannot afford to just collect vast amounts of raw data and intelligence it does not need and can not process like the robotic NSA and CIA. The Pentago has to identify and pre select the intelligence it needs for a specific mission. For success, it needs to collect only that raw data and analyse it.

If the mission is to knock out an ISIS military base in Syria using special forces, for example, it has to focus on collecting information about that base. It cannot afford, like the NSA and CIA, to waste vast amounts of resources collecting information on every single house, farm, tree, goat and sheep in Syria that is stored in computers and is never used.

Knowing the lives of its soldiers are at a risk, the US military has to focus on all aspects of that base that are relevant to the mission, such as the number of troops, their equipment, defenses, guards, early warning systems. Since the enemy will not fax them the relevant information, the Pentagon has to use brains to analyze raw data like satellite images. Since no two bases or missions are the same, it has to work out a detailed plan, find the best point of entry and exit for that base etc.

The US military cannot afford to apply some pre determined algorithm like the NSA and CIA. Imagine the result, if the Pentagon issues some an algorithm for attacking ISIS basis such identify ISIS base, mark base with an X in red, give copies of to the soldiers, and launch an attack at the X base at 2 am by storming the gates.

Until the intelligence agencies, Senate or Congress, address their deficiences, the USA can only hope and pray the Pentagon acts as the country’s brain within the limitations of the Constitution.

I get that the NSA, FBI, CIA hope by suppressing all evidence of their incompetence, they will look competent. By now, it must be clear to them, this posturing impresses few.

The Pentagon might also be the only body to grasp the importance of ending the private Federal Reserve. America’s accelerating bankruptcy is a national security issue.


RED ALERT! EBOLA-LIKE OUTBREAK IN LIBERIA, 11 DEATHS SINCE TUESDAY, BLOOD SAMPLES SENT TO CDC IN USA FOR IDENTIFICATION

April 29, 2017

MONROVIA, April 28 (Xinhua) — The death toll from a mysterious disease in Liberia’s southeastern county of Sinoe has risen to 11, a senior health official of the west African country said on Friday.
Twenty cases of the strange illness have occurred since it began to ravage the county’s capital of Greenville last Tuesday, Liberia’s chief medical officer Francis Kateh told reporters.
Nine people were hospitalized following the spread of the disease in the country, he said, but as of Friday, only three were in critical conditions, three in stable condition and three others had been discharged.
Local sources said all the dead victims suffered severe stomach pain before succumbing to death.
Health authorities, in a move to stop the spread of the disease, isolated all those who had contact with the dead.
There have been speculations across Liberia that the symptoms of the illness were similar to that of Ebola, which ravaged the west African country in 2014.
Kateh countered the claims, saying the initial tests performed on the blood specimens of the deceased at the Liberian Institute of Biomedical Research had disproved that the victims died from the Ebola virus, even though they showed similar symptoms like vomiting and stomach pain, among others.
The official said more samples of blood specimens of the victims had been sent to the Center for Disease Control in the United States of America for testing.
In the meantime, an investigation is underway to ascertain the origin of the disease in Greenville, he added.
The Liberian government said it has already put in place the necessary mechanisms and measures to contain any outbreak of infectious diseases in the country.
About 4,500 people died in Liberia alone in 2014 when the Ebola outbreak ravaged some countries in west Africa.
KEY WORDS:Liberia

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-04/28/c_136244329.htm


QUESTIONS SWIRL OVER BIZARRE WHITE HOUSE NORTH KOREA BRIEFING. TRUMP’S OWN TEAM CAN’T SAY IF HE WILL ATTEND “EXTREMELY SERIOUS MEETING” OR NOT

April 26, 2017

Perhaps you thought nothing could get more surreal than Donald Trump nearly starting WW3 with Russia over chocolate cake with the Chinese President in his golf club, well,  it could. Today’s White House briefing of Senators, is turning out to be even more bizarre.

Congressional officials are asking why the briefing, which could result in a chain of events that see America enter into a devastating war with North Korea and WW3, is occuring at the White House at all, and not at Capitol Hill, as usual, according to CNN.

http://edition.cnn.com/2017/04/25/politics/trump-senators-north-korea-briefing/

“I, frankly, don’t understand why it’s not easier to bring four people here than it is to take 100 there,” said Senator Angus King.

The Trump team say the Whie House location underlines the importance that Trump places on the meeting. Yet, now it turns out, the enigmatic Trump may not even attend the briefing.

“If he attends — which is not determined — it will just be a brief drop-by,” a Trump official said.

A brief drop by? Does that show Trump takes the briefing seriously? If he doesn’t take the briefing seriously, why hold it at the White House?

Or is he going to drop by declaring he has just launched 59 nukes against North Korea, putting the Senators before a fait accompli?

“Is this a real briefing or is this another Trump dog-and-pony show? This feels very much that this is just a Trump request to hold a photo-op, it is totally outside the normal boundaries,” said a Democratic congressional aide, who also questioned the security of the White House auditorium.

“A (secure facility) exists (on Capitol Hill) for a reason,” the aide said. “Will he be treating this as a stunt, is that the approach that he is bringing the briefing or will this be a serious conversation about North Korea?”