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U.S. Weighs More South China Sea Patrols to Confront ‘New Reality’ of China

US-Pentagram message to China from the USS Stennis armada in the South China Sea: “Stop militarizing the South China Sea. Stop your military activities in the South China Sea. You are destabilizing Asia!” – Ironic propaganda!
USS Stennis Aircraft Carrier.

  • U.S. Weighs More South China Sea Patrols to Confront ‘New Reality’ of China
    by Greg TorodeIdrees Ali, https://www.reuters.com/
    SINGAPORE (Reuters) – The United States is considering intensified naval patrols in the South China Sea in a bid to challenge China’s growing militarization of the waterway, actions that could further raise the stakes in one of the world’s most volatile areas.

    The Pentagon is weighing a more assertive program of so-called freedom-of-navigation operations close to Chinese installations on disputed reefs, two U.S. officials and Western and Asian diplomats close to discussions said.

    The officials declined to say how close they were to finalizing a decision. Such moves could involve longer patrols, ones involving larger numbers of ships or operations involving closer surveillance of Chinese facilities in the area, which now include electronic jamming equipment and advanced military radars.

    U.S. officials are also pushing international allies and partners to increase their own naval deployments through the vital trade route as China strengthens its military capabilities on both the Paracel and Spratly islands, the diplomats said, even if they stopped short of directly challenging Chinese holdings.

    “What we have seen in the last few weeks is just the start, significantly more is being planned,” said one Western diplomat, referring to a freedom of navigation patrol late last month that used two U.S. ships for the first time.

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‘Deliberate War Crime’: Palestinians Decry Murder of 21yo Female Paramedic at Gaza Border

  • ‘Deliberate War Crime’: Palestinians Decry Murder of 21yo Female Paramedic at Gaza Border
    by https://www.rt.com/
    The killing of a 21-year-old female medical worker during the Great March of Return at the Gaza border is nothing short of a war crime, Palestinian officials said, calling on the international community to hold Israel responsible.

    The murder of 21-year-old medical volunteer, Razan Al-Najar, is a direct violation of all “international treaties and conventions” that ensure the protection of the medical staff in the conflict zones, Palestinian Minister of Health, Jawad Awwad, said late Friday, noting that the shooting of the paramedic must have been “deliberate” and amounted to a “war crime.”

    The volunteer was shot in the chest by the Israeli Defense Forces on Friday near the border fence east of Khan Younes, in the southern Gaza Strip, while she was helping wounded Palestinians.

    An anonymous witness told Reuters that, at the time of the tragedy, the medical worker wore a white uniform, which clearly distinguished her from the rest of the Palestinian crowd taking part in the 10th weekly Great March of Return protests.

    Furthermore, the medical volunteer “raised her hands high in a clear way, but Israeli soldiers fired and she was hit in the chest,” the witness told Reuters. Commenting on the incident to RT, the Israeli military blamed Hamas “terror organization” for igniting violence at the border fence and endangering civilians. At the same time, it defended the actions of the troops, who “operated in accordance with standard operating procedures.” Cases in which civilians are “allegedly killed by IDF fire are thoroughly examined,”the military said in the statement to RT.

    Najar became the latest victim of the Israeli crackdown on protesting Palestinians at the Gazan border. More than 100 protesters were injured by Israeli fire, including 40 by live bullets, directed at them by the IDF during the 10th Great March of Return rally. Another four paramedics were among those wounded while helping the injured.

    The shooting of a medical worker is a “heinous crime committed by the occupation forces,” the Palestinian Minister of Justice, Ali Abu Diak, said in a statement, calling on the International Criminal Court to document Israeli brutality and to “try leaders, officials, officers, soldiers” and all those who committed “crimes against humanity.”

    International humanitarian law affords special protection to medical personnel whose mission is to save lives in conflicts, under four Geneva Conventions of 1949. Article 24 was especially adopted to protect “medical personnel exclusively engaged in the search for, or the collection, transport or treatment of the wounded or sick.”

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https://socioecohistory.wordpress.com/2012/12/03/ashkenazis-self-styled-jews-are-not-the-descendants-of-the-ancient-israelites/

Revelation 2:9 – …. and I know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.

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United States of Europe Moves CLOSER as Angela Merkel Backs Emmanuel Macron EU Reforms

https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/968888/angela-merkel-emmanuel-macron-eu-united-states-of-europe

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http://www.voxeurop.eu/en/content/news-brief/2211991-10-countries-united-states-europe

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https://sputniknews.com/analysis/201712091059858841-united-states-of-europe-disobedient-countries/

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https://www.rt.com/news/412392-schulz-united-states-of-europe/

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https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/5093010/german-eurocrat-demands-eu-members-sign-up-to-united-states-of-europe-or-quit-bloc/

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Italy Latest: EU’s Juncker Desperately Tries to Calm Eurozone Fears – ’They Will Sort It’

  • Italy Latest: EU’s Juncker Desperately Tries to Calm Eurozone Fears – ’They Will Sort It’
    by LATIFA YEDROUDJ, https://www.express.co.uk/
    JEAN-CLAUDE Juncker has dismissed fears of a sovereign debt crisis taking over the eurozone, following widespread concerns surrounding on the formation of Italy’s anti-establishment coalition government on Friday.

    Mr Juncker reassured the public that the eurozone would not be affected, despite the anti-establishment 5-star Movement and right-wing nationalist Lega’s power grab in Italy.

    Speculation is rife the alliance will seek to leave the euro and bring back the lira, while there is also growing anticipation the government will scrap austerity measures. In an interview with German newspaper agency RND, Mr Juncker was asked if the EU would face a potential eurozone crisis, and he responded: “No. The reactions of the financial markets are irrational. 

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US, China Still No Closer to Agreement on Trade. China Warns Trade Deals Off If US Imposes Tariffs

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US Accuses China of ‘Intimidation’ in South China Sea. China Parries US Threats of Attack in South China Sea

  • PressTV Published on Jun 2, 2018
    The United States has once again accused China of militarizing the South China Sea to intimidate and coerce neighbors. The Pentagon chief said Washington will compete vigorously with China’s actions if needed. The remarks come amid growing discord between China and the U-S over the disputed waters and islands. Last week, two U.S. Navy warships reportedly sailed near South China Sea islands over which China has territorial disputes with its neighboring countries. Beijing has dismissed the US official’s claims of militarization. It says military activities on the islands have been for self-defense purposes. Beijing has repeatedly warned the United States against sending warships to patrol the South China Sea.

  • PressTV Published on Jun 1, 2018
    The Chinese government is calling on the United States to stop interfering in China’s affairs. This, after the U.S. accused Beijing of militarizing the South China Sea. Steven Ribet reports from Beijing.

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Why Is The Mainstream Media Suddenly Buzzing About “Another Global Financial Crisis”?

  • Why Is The Mainstream Media Suddenly Buzzing About “Another Global Financial Crisis”?
    by http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/
    All of a sudden, the mainstream media is starting to sound a lot like The Economic Collapse Blog.  Throughout the Obama years, the mainstream media in the United States always seemed extremely hesitant to suggest that difficult economic times may be ahead, but now talk of “another global financial crisis” seems to be all over the place.  Is this because they truly believe that one is coming, or is it just another angle that they can use to attack Donald Trump?  In any event, it is undeniable that evidence is mounting that big trouble could be right around the corner.  European financial markets are already in meltdown mode, a major international trade war has just erupted, the worst “retail apocalypse” in modern U.S. history is accelerating, and our debt problems continue to grow with each passing day.  Normally the mainstream news is much more subdued than I am about all of this stuff, and so I was very surprised to see reporter James Pethokoukis come out with an article entitled “Here comes another global financial crisis”…:

    Investors are increasingly worried that an escalating political crisis in Italy could lead to a populist, euroskeptic government taking power. As a result, there’s rising uncertainty about whether the country might eventually abandon the euro currency zone or default on its giant debt pile. To make things worse, the Trump administration continues to toy with the idea of a trade war with Europe and China. That would be the last thing the global economy would need if the Italian situation deteriorates further. Debt crises and trade wars are a toxic combination.

    And remember, this comes just days after George Soros ominously declared that “we may be heading into another major financial crisis.” So what has changed? Certainly, what is happening in Italy is starting to get everyone’s attention.  Here is more from James Pethokoukis

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Syrian FM Says US Troops Must Leave Country

  • PressTV Published on Jun 2, 2018
    The Syrian government says US forces must withdraw from the country. Walid al-Muallem made the remarks at a press briefing in the Syrian capital Damascus. He was referring to al-Tanf region in southern Homs province, where the Pentagon has a military base. Muallem also touched on the Iranian advisory mission in Syria, saying Tehran has no military bases in his country. He added that Iranian advisors and experts are in Syria at the invitation of the Syrian government and they coordinate their activities with Damascus.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jun/03/us-isis-syria-iraq

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https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/30/isis-j30.html

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US-Led Coalition Strikes Civilians in Syria, Leaving Eight Dead – Reports

  • US-Led Coalition Strikes Civilians in Syria, Leaving Eight Dead – Reports
    by https://sputniknews.com/
    As many as eight civilians were killed in the northeastern Syrian province of Hasakah in an airstrike carried out by the US-led international coalition, local media reported citing a local source.

    “The ‘international coalition’ has committed another massacre, which killed eight members of a family in Dib-Haddadj village on the south-east of the Hasakah province,” the source said, as quoted by the SANA news agency.

    This is yet another incident with civilian casualties in Hasakah involving the US-led coalition. On May 1, the coalition’s airstrikes in the province reportedly left more than 25 civilians killed and over 100 injured and inflicted serious damage to infrastructure. On May 12, Syrian media reported another coalition airstrike in Hasakah, which left at least nine people killed.

    According to the coalition’s statistics, 883 civilians had been killed by its strikes since its operation started in 2014. However, estimates by monitoring groups are higher. In February, UK-based monitor Airwars said that up to 9,444 civilians had been killed by the coalition.

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Few Days Left to Avoid Full-Scale Trade War Between US and EU – France

  • Few Days Left to Avoid Full-Scale Trade War Between US and EU – France
    by https://www.rt.com/
    Washington has just a few days to take some urgent measures if it wants to avoid unleashing a full-scale trade war with its European allies, France’s Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire has warned, during a G7 meeting.

    “We still have a few days to take the necessary steps to avoid a trade war between the EU and the US, and to avoid a trade war among G7 members,”
     Le Maire told journalists, following a meeting of the G7 finance ministers in Canada’s mountain resort of Whistler, British Columbia. He added that it is up to the US to make the first move.


    “The ball is in the camp of the United States, it is up to the American administration to take the right decisions to smooth the situation and to alleviate the difficulties,”
     he added, as cited by Reuters. Other top officials of the world’s leading economies joined the French minister in his call for urgent actions.


    The summary statement of the ministerial meeting said that “collaborative partnerships to promote free, fair, predictable and mutually beneficial trade” should be restored. The ministers of the G7 countries also urged the US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to convey their “unanimous concern and disappointment” over the recent US decisions to impose tariffs on imports of metals from the EU as well as from Canada and Mexico.

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‘Summary Executions & Unacceptable Brutality’: The Gaza Flotilla Massacre by Israel 8 Years on

  • ‘Summary Executions & Unacceptable Brutality’: The Gaza Flotilla Massacre by Israel 8 Years on
    by https://www.rt.com/
    On May 31, 2010, Israeli forces ambushed an aid flotilla heading to Gaza, killing 10 activists in a siege that drew international condemnation and sparked damning investigations, despite Israel’s efforts to control the narrative.

    Six ships – three carrying international aid – were on their way to Gaza to break the blockade imposed by Israel in 2007 when Israeli forces raided the vessels in international waters, about 64 nautical miles from the blockade zone.

    The flotilla was organized by the Free Gaza Movement umbrella organization and the Foundation for Human Rights and Freedoms and Humanitarian Aid (IHH). Nine Turkish people were killed during the ambush, while a 10th died in 2014, after spending four years in a coma as a result of his injuries.

    A UN Human Rights Council report said at least six of the killings were “consistent with an extra-legal, arbitrary and summary execution.” At least 50 other people were injured and Israel arrested more than 600, including 60 journalists, politicians and other passengers.

    ‘No satisfactory explanation for deaths’
    On May 30, the flotilla gathered off the coast of Cyprus to make its way to Gaza. The Israel Defense Forces and Navy told the ships to go to the Israeli port of Ashdod, which the flotilla ignored and Israel claimed the move was a “provocation.” At 4am, Israel signal-jammed communications, and half an hour later, launched its attack.

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https://socioecohistory.wordpress.com/2011/05/26/ashkenazi-jews-are-not-descendents-of-the-biblical-israelites-2/

Revelation 2:9 – …. and I know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.

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EU BREAKING POINT: Italy, Spain and Trade Tariffs Leave Crisis-Hit Europe ‘Unravelling’

  • EU BREAKING POINT: Italy, Spain and Trade Tariffs Leave Crisis-Hit Europe ‘Unravelling’
    by OLI SMITH, https://www.express.co.uk/
    THE European Union is facing a breaking point, according to a leading reporter from the AP, who listed off a series of crises that could trigger the disintegration of the member-state bloc.

    Europe faces an overwhelming number of struggles that could wipe out solidarity inside the bloc, according to Greg Katz, a reporter for the AP. Speaking on BBC Dateline, the foreign correspondent reeled off a series of crises that threaten the future of the EU.

    He noted problems in Hungary, Poland, Italy, Spain, US trade tariffs as well as Brexit as potential breaking points for keeping the European Union together. Katz had been discussing the political uncertainties in Spain and Italy, the third and fourth-largest economies in the eurozone.

    He added: “We have been saying this for 24 months, but we are running out of ways to say EU is in trouble. “Europe still exists but there is no unifying concept that I can see. “When I got here twenty years ago, Francois Mitterrand and Helmut Kohl were these giant figures with a vision of European unity. “Now it’s in such disarray that it doesn’t even matter where you look. We haven’t mentioned the lack of democratic progress and ideals in Poland and Hungary.

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http://www.b92.net/eng/news/world.php?yyyy=2012&mm=06&dd=20&nav_id=80854

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http://www.voxeurop.eu/en/content/news-brief/2211991-10-countries-united-states-europe

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Merkel Offers Macron Concessions on Eurozone Reforms

  • Merkel Offers Macron Concessions on Eurozone Reforms
    by AFP/zl, via https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news
    BERLIN: German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivered a long-awaited answer to French President Emmanuel Macron’s ambitious call for European Union reforms Sunday (Jun 3), offering olive branches on investment and help for debt-mired eurozone member states.

    More than a year after Macron took office with the stated mission to bolster the EU and make it more responsive to its citizens, Merkel’s response comes at a time of heightened concern about the future of the bloc due to political turmoil in Italy and Spain and transatlantic tensions.

    Merkel told the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung ahead of a crunch EU summit this month that Germany as the eurozone’s top economy would support an investment budget whose total would be “at the lower end of the double-digit billions of euros range”.

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De-Dollarization Escalates: “African Economy Needs More Usage Of Chinese Yuan”

  • De-Dollarization Escalates: “African Economy Needs More Usage Of Chinese Yuan”
    by Tyler Durden, https://www.zerohedge.com/
    The world’s push towards de-dollarization continues to accelerate as Americans go about their daily lives worrying more about blasphemous comedians, participation trophies, and Kim and Kanye’s traitorous behavior.

    From yuan-denominated oil futures (and soon to be yuan-denominated metals contracts) to Europe’s decision to use Yuan to pay for Iranian oil; and from non-dollar settlement systems for Russia/Chinese trade to Turkey’s call for citizens to dump the dollar, it appears each action of the Trump administration deepens the distrust in the dollar hegemony, coalescing the world against Washington’s reserve currency unipolar order.

    All of which leads to this… In a well-placed interview in China’s Xinhua news – the official press agency of the People’s Republic of China – officials from Africa are seen calling for more yuanification of the massive continent’s economies.

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Israeli General Shmuel Tzuker: The Time Has Come for a Palestinian State in Gaza-Sinai. The Coming Fulfillment of Revelation 12:6,13-14

http://normanfinkelstein.com/2018/05/31/as-a-former-commander-of-the-idfs-gaza-division-what-i-learned-is-that-living-in-gaza-is-a-disaster-raising-a-family-in-such-a-place-where-sewage-flows-between-homes-where-the-blo/

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https://aawsat.com/english/home/article/1141211/us-officials-netanyahu-suggested-plan-establish-palestinian-state-sinai

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http://m.gulfnews.com/amp/opinion/thinkers/are-trump-and-netanyahu-cooking-up-a-new-palestine-1.2161070

The Zionist plan is to forcefully expel all Palestinians from West Bank and Gaza into the Sinai desert. Click on image for article.

https://www.dailysabah.com/mideast/2018/01/11/netanyahu-wanted-egypt-to-give-palestinians-some-land-in-sinai-report

The Zionist plan is to forcefully expel all Palestinians from West Bank and Gaza into the Sinai desert. Click on image for article.

http://www.jns.org/news-briefs/2018/1/11/report-netanyahu-offered-obama-administration-palestinian-state-in-sinai#.WlgaEqiWbb0=

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http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/middle-east/2017/11/30/Mubarak-reveals-Netanyahu-proposed-resettling-Palestinians-in-Sinai.html

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https://www.timesofisrael.com/netanyahu-proposed-settling-palestinians-in-sinai-mubarak-says/

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