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South Korean Chip Exports Collapse 25% – Worst Since 2009

  • South Korean Chip Exports Collapse 25% – Worst Since 2009
    by Tyler Durden, https://www.zerohedge.com/
    South Korea’s exports are headed for another monthly drop amid slowing economic growth in China and weak demand for semiconductors, preliminary trade data for March shows.

    The preliminary data – for the first 20 days of the month – saw exports fell 4.9% from a year earlier, putting them on course for a fourth consecutive monthly decline.

    Imports in the first 20 days of March fell 3.4%, from a year earlier. Shipments to China slid 12.6% while overall sales of semiconductors, a key driver of Korea’s economy, decreased by 25& – the biggest YoY decline since March 2009…

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March 21, 2019 Posted by | Economics | , , , | Leave a comment

CIA Agents Caught in North Korean Embassy Break-In

  • RT America Published on Mar 18, 2019
    RT America’s Michele Greenstein joins Rick Sanchez to discuss the possible involvement of CIA agents in the raid of North Korea’s embassy in Spain at the end of February. A Spanish newspaper alleges that the CIA worked in tandem with South Korean intelligence to execute the crime.

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March 19, 2019 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , | Leave a comment

Evidence Indicates Link Between North Korean Embassy Break-In And Christchurch Attacks

  • Evidence Indicates Link Between North Korean Embassy Break-In And Christchurch Attacks
    by William Craddick, https://disobedientmedia.com/
    As the world reels from the tragic terrorist attack against two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, much attention has been given to sensational information about the single named suspect, Brenton Tarrant. However, the hyperfocus on Tarrant distracts from the fact that the Australian national was arrested along with other suspects.

    An investigation and analysis by Disobedient Media indicates that Tarrant and the group he worked with likely have professional military connections, are part of the same cell that perpetrated a February 22nd break-in of the North Korean embassy in Spain and potentially have intelligence ties to various agencies that cooperate under the UKUSA Agreement popularly known as Five Eyes (FVEY).

    I. Signs Of Professional Military Connections
    Despite the characterization of Tarrant in the media, he was no run-of-the-mill white supremacist. Images posted by Tarrant online just before the attack to a Twitter account which had been dormant until March 12 showed that he was in possession of high-capacity magazines and a semi-automatic assault rifle. The weapon and magazines would have been classified as either a “restricted weapon” or a “military-style-semi-automatic” (MSSA) under New Zealand law. A person who possesses or uses a firearm in New Zealand needs to hold a firearms license issued by police. Licenses normally last for ten years unless revoked. Foreign nationals may apply from overseas for a one year license based on their possession of an existing license in their home country.


    Suspicions are inevitably raised over how exactly Tarrant and his alleged co-conspirators managed to stockpile the military-grade weapons and ammunition used in the attack in a country with comparatively strict gun laws. Tarrant, who supposedly began to radicalize starting in 2016 and was allegedly unemployed would have had his radical tendencies discovered with a proper background investigation. Police say that another suspect in the shooting was an individual who acquired the necessary Category A license and began to legally stockpile weapons used in the attack.

    Additional reports have also established that Tarrant trained at the Bruce Rifle Club in Dunedin. Although the club’s website and YouTube channel have been scrubbed from the internet, an archive shows that it explicitly catered to users and collectors of military rifles.

    The Australian also engaged in extensive travel abroad to a number of areas that should have raised red flags with intelligence services. Countries visited by Tarrant included PakistanNorth KoreaTurkey, parts of AfricaPortugalSpainFranceAfghanistan and Xinjiang, China. The extensive travel and access to military grade firearms should have made detection by law enforcement and intelligence services nearly impossible to avoid.

    II. Similarities Between Spain And New Zealand Operations
    There are a number of analogous facts shared by the attack on the North Korean embassy in Spain and the terror event in Christchurch which suggest that the same team was involved in both incidents. In both cases the perpetrators showed that they were well versed in “breach and clear” tactics against buildings filled with people. In both cases the buildings were cleared efficiently and quickly even though the goal of the North Korean incident was focused on intelligence gathering as opposed to mass murder. Aerial analysis of the North Korean embassy in Spain, the Al Noor Mosque and the Linwood Islamic Centre show that all buildings are of similar size and each would have required the same know-how and training to breach.


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http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/paris-attacks-jeanmarie-le-pen-says-french-terror-attacks-were-work-of-western-intelligence-9985047.html

This article like all western MSM demonizes people who tell the truth. Calling them ‘conspiracy theories/theorists’, a derogatory term against the truth. Click on image for article!

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/jun/01/trial-swedish-man-accused-terrorism-offences-collapse-bherlin-gildo

Quote: “The attorney general was consulted about Monday’s decision. Karmy-Jones told the court in pre-trial hearings that Gildo had worked with Jabhat al-Nusra, a “proscribed group considered to be al-Qaida in Syria”. He was photographed standing over dead bodies with his finger pointing to the sky.”
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http://www.amazon.com/Big-Their-Bankers-Persian-Gulf/dp/1453757732#_

Great book by Dean Henderson documenting the Illuminati Banking Cartel, Big Oil, Global Drugs Trade, Terrorism, Illuminist intelligence agencies …. etc.

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/world/article1969239.ece

Al Qaeda is really the CIA, the terror arm of the western Illuminati! It is controlled via western Illuminist intelligence agencies: CIA, Mossad, MI5/6 ….!

http://www.voltairenet.org/article186441.html

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March 19, 2019 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

UN Works With Intelligence Contractors To Destabilize North Korea Dialogue?

  • UN Works With Intelligence Contractors To Destabilize North Korea Dialogue
    by William Craddick, https://disobedientmedia.com/
    Just a few days after NBC News and National Public Radio (NPR) launched propaganda attempts to undermine the peace process between the United States and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), the United Nations has waded into the fray with a new attempt to build a case for retaining sanctions that have proven to be a sticking point between the negotiation teams.

    Much like previous reports, the United Nation’s Panel of Experts (PoE) on North Korea utilized misleadingly interpreted satellite footage provided by private firms who have contractual connections to the CIA and Pentagon. The panel’s findings will ultimately be used to support policies that are aimed at playing on North Korean fears and make them more likely to withdraw or engage in counterproductive behavior.

    I. Continued Misleading Interpretation Of Satellite Footage
    The PoE’s claimed that the DPRK has been using an “underwater pipeline” at an oil terminal in Nampo, North Korea to offload fuel it receives by sanctioned methods. Much like with previous attempts to “prove” North Korean behavior with satellite imagery that did not actually show evidence of claimed activity the UN’s contentions are similarly based on shaky grounds.


    A second photo run by NKNews.org from private defense contractor Planet Labs purports to also show the “underwater pipeline.” NK News claimed that the underwater pipeline had been used since 2018 solely based on the fact that ships moved in and out of the area, which is obviously designated for mooring.

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March 19, 2019 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Intelligence Contractors Make New Attempt To Provoke Tensions With North Korea

  • Intelligence Contractors Make New Attempt To Provoke Tensions With North Korea
    by William Craddick, https://disobedientmedia.com/
    It’s the second, but no less ludicrous, attempt in one week to sway the opinion of the public and President Donald Trump against the concept of denuclearization and peaceful dialogue with North Korea.

    A March 8, 2019 report from National Public Radio (NPR) follows another by NBC News with sensational and misleading claims that satellite imagery released by private corporations with contractual ties to government defense and intelligence agencies show imminent preparations by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to engage in missile testing or the launch of a satellite from their facilities in Sanumdong, North Korea. An examination of the photos provided shows absolutely no indication of such activity.

    I. Satellite Footage Of Sanumdong Facility Shows No Sign Of Imminent Launch
    Images provided to NPR by private contractor DigitalGlobe consist of two low resolution images, one of a building in the Sanumdong complex and the other of a train sitting along a rail line. In neither photo is there any discernible amount of unusual activity.


    The first image of a “production hall” bears a striking resemblance to a similar photo run by the Washington Post in July 2018 where unnamed intelligence officials claimed that North Korea was building one or possibly two liquid fueled ICBMs which appear to have never materialized or been used in any launch. The claims came one month after President Trump met with Chairman Kim Jong Un in Singapore for a historic summit between the United States and the DPRK.

    NPR’s claims that the imagery shows “vehicle activity” occurring around the facility. Yet close inspection shows that the “activity” consists of a few inert vehicles, which appear to be a white pickup and white dump truck or flatbed parked in a permanent position next to piles of metal. The scene does not appear to be different from any number of sleepy yards of businesses that can be examined by members of the public on Google Maps.

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MSM: Weapons of Mass Deception for Wars without end !

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March 11, 2019 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Preparing for the Last Days as Russia Sings a Song of Warning to America

  • TruNews Streamed live on Mar 1, 2019
    On today’s edition of TRUNEWS, as our teams return from this week’s global coverage in Hanoi and Barcelona, Doc Burkhart fills in, offering up the stunning video of a church choir in Russia singing about the destruction of America. Terry Sacka of Cornerstone Asset Metals returns, and shares his insights on how Russia and China working together may bring about the end of the petrodollar, and how Christians can prepare for the disruption. Bob Eschliman checks in from Iowa, as the state moves into the first of the caucus season of the 2020 presidential race, with a spotlight on sleeper candidate and universal basic income proponent, Andrew Yang. Doc Burkhart, Terry Sacka, Bob Eschliman. Airdate 3/1/19

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March 4, 2019 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Trump to Kim: “What’s Your Favorite Plant?”

February 28, 2019 Posted by | GeoPolitics, Satire | , , | Leave a comment

Intelligence Officials Around Trump Push President Towards Destructive Path

  • The Duran Published on Feb 2, 2019
    The Duran Quick Take: Episode 72. RT CrossTalk host Peter Lavelle and The Duran’s Alex Christoforou take a quick look at US President Donald Trump’s shifting position on whether he agrees with his Intelligence team’s assessment of various threats to American hegemony.

    American Intelligence chiefs presented an update to the Senate intelligence committee on Tuesday on their annual assessment of global threats, broadcast on C-SPAN, where they warned of an increasingly diverse range of security dangers from North Korean nuclear weapons to Chinese cyber espionage and Russian campaigns to undermine Western democracies.

    After the Intelligence briefing U.S. President Trump said intelligence officials were wrong about North Korea, Iran and the Islamic State, which they said remains a terrorist and insurgent threat. Trump later tweeted on Wednesday that, “perhaps Intelligence should go back to school!”

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February 5, 2019 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The First Alarm Is About To Ring, The Clock Is Ticking Down

  • X22Report Published on Dec 26, 2018
    Trump continues to criticize the Fed, the MSM and the DS are panicking because they know what comes next. The government is still shutdown and Rand Paul releases his festivus report. North and South Korea agree to a rail link connecting their countries. Air strikes hit Damascus from Lebanon, many missiles were intercepted. Rebels ready to surrender in Al-Tanf. Clapper is panicking about Trump leaving Syria that there will be unintended consequences.

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December 27, 2018 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on The First Alarm Is About To Ring, The Clock Is Ticking Down

Correcting the New York Times’ Fake News on North Korea

  • RT America Published on Nov 16, 2018
    Anya Parampil shares details from a recent New York Times article which claims 16 secret missile sites have been discovered in North Korea, according to commercial satellite images. In Question Producer Kei Pritsker explains why we should be suspicious of the report, highlighting its inconsistencies and noting it’s based on information from the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a think tank funded by banks and weapons contractors.

MSM: Weapons of Mass Deception for Wars without end !

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November 17, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Correcting the New York Times’ Fake News on North Korea

Dumping the Dollar: Iran & South Korea Agree Cross-Currency Trade

  • Why is South Korea agreeing to this? They are well aware of the consequences from America. Considering that South Korea is a staunch US ally (and vassal state), it is astonishing. Something major is up, not sure what is it. We will have to wait for events to unfold. I can only speculate: US hegemony, dollar hegemony is over, global currency reset, return to gold standard?
  • Dumping the Dollar: Iran & South Korea Agree Cross-Currency Trade
    by https://www.rt.com/
    South Korea and Iran have agreed to switch to national currencies in trade exchanges as the sides aim to strengthen relations despite the US sanctions on Tehran. The agreement is of great importance to both countries, Yonhap News Agency reported, explaining that the deal indicated Korea’s concerns about relations with Iran.

    The countries also agreed to make payments and settle their financial and banking accounts using the South Korean national currency, the won. That will allow South Korean and Iranian companies to continue their extensive exchanges in various fields.

    The volume of bilateral trade surpassed the $12-billion benchmark last year, according to Iran’s ambassador to Seoul Saeid Badamchi Shabestari, who told Press TV that the Iranian and Korean economies complement one another.

    The fact that Tehran-Seoul relations had been founded on “reality” would keep the countries determined to deepen the ties in the face of America’s “hostile and illegal unilateral actions,” the ambassador said.

    Earlier, South Korean Ambassador to Tehran Ryu Jeong-hyun said that despite many European companies leaving Iran under the pressure of US sanctions, South Korean firms understand the significance of the Iranian market and have chosen to stay.

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November 9, 2018 Posted by | Economics | , , , , , | Comments Off on Dumping the Dollar: Iran & South Korea Agree Cross-Currency Trade

North Korea Ready to Denuclearize, Says South Korean Envoy

  • RT America Published on Sep 6, 2018
    In a shocking announcement, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un says he is ready for full denuclearization. That’s according to the south korean envoy as he spoke to press early this morning. The two Koreas have agreed to hold bilateral talks for a third summit later this month. RT America’s Manila Chan reports.

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September 7, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , | Comments Off on North Korea Ready to Denuclearize, Says South Korean Envoy

Propaganda BS: Not Just Russians — China, North Korea & Iran May Target US Elections, Bolton Says

  • Which country in the world has interfered, attacked, executed coups, waged wars … against nations of the world? US-CIA-Pentagram!
  • RT Published on Aug 20, 2018
    The upcoming 2018 US midterm elections might be targeted by Russia, China, North Korea, and Iran, National Security Advisor John Bolton has warned, while declining to provide any evidence. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/9coh

Who is the aggressor?

http://www.addictedtowar.com/docs/The.War.Against.the.Third.World.pdf

Click on image to goto the free pdf book.

http://www.counterpunch.org/2011/09/28/the-u-s-southern-command-the-4th-fleet/

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August 21, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Propaganda BS: Not Just Russians — China, North Korea & Iran May Target US Elections, Bolton Says

‘US Attitude is Regrettable’: N. Korea Accuses Washington of Lacking Progress in Denuclearisation

  • RT Published on Jul 7, 2018
    North Korea has called high-level talks with the the US led by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo ‘regrettable’. The words are in stark contrast to Pompeo’s own view of the proceedings. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/99eo

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July 9, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , | Comments Off on ‘US Attitude is Regrettable’: N. Korea Accuses Washington of Lacking Progress in Denuclearisation

Trump’s Goal to Keep China from Using ‘Nuclear Option’ of Dumping US Debt – Max Keiser

  • Trump’s Goal to Keep China from Using ‘Nuclear Option’ of Dumping US Debt – Max Keiser
    by https://www.rt.com/
    President Donald Trump is cutting US military spending to be less exposed to the skyrocketing interest rates that would become unavoidable when China opts to dump US Treasury bonds, Max Keiser has told RT.

    “To understand US trade policies – and in particular Trump’s policies on China – from Trump’s point of view you have to think like Trump,”
     the host of RT’s Keiser Report explained. “When Trump took office, he inherited the biggest debt load that any country had ever accumulated. He also inherited a military budget that eats up 50 percent of America’s annual tax revenues of $1.5 trillion.”

    According to Keiser, after taking the helm as president, Donald Trump realized it was vital to reduce defense spending to pare the huge US debt.

    “He looked at the geo-political chess board and saw that – the low hanging fruit, in terms of saving money – is America’s huge military spending in South Korea,”
    said Keiser, stressing that after the historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jing-un the US would start pulling military presence out of the region.


    The US president is currently arranging deals with Saudi Arabia and Israel, in preparation for the US pulling out of the Middle East as well, Keiser added, highlighting that Trump had previously signaled to Germany that the US would to cut its military presence in NATO there too.

    “That brings us to China, and the ‘nuclear option’ they have of dumping US treasuries to financially attack America. This is their one big play. Trump knows it, and he’s been protecting the US against it,”
     the financial commentator said.


    Downsizing the Pentagon, according to Keiser, will shrink US debt, diminishing the possibility of a Chinese financial attack via the dumping of US bonds.

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June 24, 2018 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Trump’s Goal to Keep China from Using ‘Nuclear Option’ of Dumping US Debt – Max Keiser