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‘Now the Brits Are Gone’ Ex-Macron Defence Advisor Predicts Brexit to Pave Way for EU ARMY

http://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/840804/Brexit-news-ex-Macron-defence-advisor-EU-army-Britain

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http://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/837340/Brexit-news-MEPs-unveil-plan-for-EU-army-navy-and-air-force-Britain-left

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http://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/823168/Brexit-news-Tory-MEP-EU-army-Britain-cooperate-defence

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http://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/819625/EU-army-Europe-set-cross-Rubicon-unified-defence-plan-UK-Britain

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https://sputniknews.com/politics/201705311054157040-merkel-nato-eu-army/

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August 15, 2017 Posted by | EndTimes, GeoPolitics | , , , , | Leave a comment

US Military Presence Overseas Mushrooming: Here, There and Everywhere

U.S. Army soldiers from the 2nd Platoon, B battery 2-8 field artillery © Baz Ratner / Reuters

  • US Military Presence Overseas Mushrooming: Here, There and Everywhere
    by ALEX GORKA, https://www.strategic-culture.org/
    Around 200,000 US troops are stationed in 177 countries throughout the world. The forces use several hundred bases, more than 1,000 if the figure includes overseas warehouse and installations. The US may need more soon, with its presence and involvement in armed conflicts on the rise.

    It was reported on August 7 that the Pentagon plans to conduct airstrikes on Islamic State (IS) in the Philippines. This move will be part of the effort to rout IS militants who occupied Marawi, a city in the south of the Philippines, in May, prompting President Rodrigo Duterte to declare martial law in the entire southern region of Mindanao and ask the US for help. In June, the Joint Special Operations Task Force Trident joined the battle.

    Just three days before that (on August 4), it was reported by the Pentagon that a Special Operations Forces (SOF) team was deployed to Yemen to support the ongoing United Arab Emirates (UAE) operation against the Al Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) terror group. The amphibious assault ship Bataan with several hundred Marines aboard is also operating in the region. Close-air support missions in the current offensive against AQAP are not ruled out.

    On August 7, the US was also reported to be sending dozens more Marines to Helmand Province in southwestern Afghanistan. Army Gen. John Nicholson as the US commander in that country has been lobbying for 3,000 to 5,000 troops in addition to the 8,400 US service members already on the ground.

    In June, the US increased the size of its special operations advisory force embedded with the Syrian Democratic Forces as the group prepared its invasion of Raqqa, Syria. Around 1,000 US service members are believed to be operating there.

    The SOF play a special role to implement the «here, there and everywhere» policy. In 2016, the US SOF teams conducted missions in 138 countries – roughly 70 percent of the nations on the planet. The Special Operations Command is tasked with carrying out 12 core missions. Last year, US SOF were deployed to 32 African nations, about 60 percent of the countries on the continent. Navy SEALs, Green Berets, and other special operators are now conducting nearly 100 missions across 20 African countries at any given time. They are deployed in Libya – the country, which has its future uncertain after the 2011 US-led NATO involvement.

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US 'defence' (war really) budget is well over US$1T when all the discretionary spending are added ! It is over 50% of tax revenues!

US ‘defence’ (war really) budget.

Discretionary spending in the FY 2013 budget was slashed to $1.264 trillion from $1.319 trillion budgeted in FY 2012. America is a WAR economy!

Discretionary spending in the FY 2013 budget was slashed to $1.264 trillion from $1.319 trillion budgeted in FY 2012. America is a WAR economy!

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2011/sep/14/ron-paul/ron-paul-says-us-has-military-personnel-130-nation/

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Let's cut food stamps but not the war budget! There are still a lot of people the US government wants to kill !

Let’s cut food stamps but not the war budget! There are still a lot of people the US government wants to kill !

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August 12, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

War is Good Money, War is Good Business – Former Marine

  • Published on Aug 8, 2017
    Former US Marine Corps Captain Matthew Hoh, who resigned his State Department job in opposition to the Afghan war, tells RT why the war in Afghanistan will never end.
US 'defence' (war really) budget is well over US$1T when all the discretionary spending are added ! It is over 50% of tax revenues!

US ‘defence’ (war really) budget.

Discretionary spending in the FY 2013 budget was slashed to $1.264 trillion from $1.319 trillion budgeted in FY 2012. America is a WAR economy!

Discretionary spending in the FY 2013 budget was slashed to $1.264 trillion from $1.319 trillion budgeted in FY 2012. America is a WAR economy!

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2011/sep/14/ron-paul/ron-paul-says-us-has-military-personnel-130-nation/

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Let's cut food stamps but not the war budget! There are still a lot of people the US government wants to kill !

Let’s cut food stamps but not the war budget! There are still a lot of people the US government wants to kill !

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August 9, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

US Deploying A-10 Thunderbolts, Airmen to Estonia, Russia’s Border

  • US Deploying A-10 Thunderbolts, Airmen to Estonia, Russia’s Border
    by Jason Ditz, http://news.antiwar.com/
    US European Command has announced today that they are deploying a number of A-10 Thunderbolts, along with a crew of 270 Air Force personnel,into the tiny Baltic nation of Estonia, a move they say is meant to “assure” allies.

    Air Force personnel say the deployment is an opportunity to train with other NATO air forces, and that it will benefit everyone involved. This is just the latest in a series of US deployments centered on the Baltic states.

    Those deployments have broadly been part of a buildup that’s intended to put more troops from the US and Western Europe into the NATO border areas with Russia, amid growing tensions and fear of a new Cold War.

    The A-10 Thunderbolts are commonly used for bombing ground targets, and have been used often in both Iraq and Afghanistan. In addition to these planes, an MC-130J Commando II, a spy plane, is expected to be deployed with them.
https://sputniknews.com/military/201702101050526722-us-army-supplements-nato-europe/

Deployment for WW3. Click on image for article.

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August 9, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Revealed: Plans for EU Army, Navy and Air Force Deployable Without National MPs’ Approval

http://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/837340/Brexit-news-MEPs-unveil-plan-for-EU-army-navy-and-air-force-Britain-left

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http://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/823168/Brexit-news-Tory-MEP-EU-army-Britain-cooperate-defence

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http://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/711387/European-Union-Juncker-plan-economy-army-Brussels-led-superstate

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August 7, 2017 Posted by | EndTimes, GeoPolitics | , , , , | Leave a comment

General McMaster Panics As Journalists Expose Him As Greatest National Security Threat. General McMaster’s Dirty Secrets Leak: Exclusive With Mike Cernovich

  • Published on Aug 4, 2017
    As journalist expose National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster’s past, the General panics, knowing his plans into the future are now at risk of total collapse as he undermines President Trump. 

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August 5, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

‘Everything The President Wants To Do, McMaster Opposes,’ Former NSC Officials Say

  • EXCLUSIVE: ‘Everything The President Wants To Do, McMaster Opposes,’ Former NSC Officials Say
    by JONAH BENNETT AND SAAGAR ENJETI, http://dailycaller.com/
    National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster is thwarting President Donald Trump’s foreign policy prescriptions, two former senior NSC officials told The Daily Caller News Foundation.

    “Everything the president wants to do, McMaster opposes,” a former senior official said in a wide-ranging interview. “Trump wants to get us out of Afghanistan — McMaster wants to go in. Trump wants to get us out of Syria — McMaster wants to go in. Trump wants to deal with the China issue — McMaster doesn’t. Trump wants to deal with the Islam issue — McMaster doesn’t. You know, across the board, we want to get rid of the Iran deal — McMaster doesn’t. It is incredible to watch it happening right in front of your face. Absolutely stunning.”

    One former official characterized McMaster as a “sycophant” of retired Army Gen. David Petraeus. “I know that the president isn’t a big fan of what McMaster’s doing,” the former official declared. “I don’t understand why he’s allowing a guy who is subverting his foreign policy at every turn to remain in place.” he added.

    The official continued that he expects a purge of “campaign Trump” loyalists to continue with particular intensity within the next two weeks.

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August 5, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Assembling the Troops: US to Start GLOBAL Military Drills Amid ‘Complex Worldwide Threats’

http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/837163/united-states-military-global-drills-russia-threats-vladimir-putin-cyber-attacks

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  • US Plans ‘Global’ Drills to Counter Russia & Other ‘Complex Threats’ – Top US Military Official
    by https://www.rt.com/
    The US military is shifting towards a “more global” exercise program in preparation to deter what they term a “more assertive Russia” as well as countering other complex threats, a senior officer commanding the US forces in Europe has said.

    “What we’re eventually going toward is a globally integrated exercise program so that we (are)… all working off the same sheet of music in one combined global exercise,” Air Force Brigadier General John Healy, who directs the drills of US forces in Europe told Reuters.

    Healy said troops need to be prepared for increasingly complex threats across all domains of war – land, sea, air, space and cyber sphere. The general went on to say the training must include rehearsing possible conflicts and take into account the global nature of the military threats facing the US.

    The goal of the Pentagon is to hold exercises that would involve troops from all nine US unified combatant commands instead of being limited to a specific region or a military branch, he said. Such drills could be staged as early as 2020, he added.

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August 5, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Trump Will Now Become the War President

  • Trump Will Now Become the War President
    by Paul Craig Roberts, http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/
    President Trump has been defeated by the military/security complex and forced into continuing the orchestrated and dangerous tensions with Russia. Trump’s defeat has taught the Russians the lesson I have been trying to teach them for years, and that is that Russia is much more valuable to Washington as an enemy than as a friend.

    Do we now conclude with Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev that Trump is washed up and “utterly powerless?” I think not. Trump is by nature a leader. He wants to be out front, and that is where his personality will compel him to be. Having been prevented by the military/security complex, both US political parties, the presstitute media, the liberal-progressive-left, and Washington’s European vassals from being out front as a leader for peace, Trump will now be the leader for war. This is the only permissible role that the CIA and armaments industry will permit him to have.

    Losing the chance for peace might cost all of us our lives. Now that Russia and China see that Washington is unwilling to share the world stage with them, Russia and China will have to become more confrontational with Washington in order to prevent Washington from marginalizing them. Preparations for war will become central in order to protect the interests of the two countries. The situation is far more dangerous than at any time of the Cold War.

    The foolish American liberal-progressive-left, wrapped up as they are in Identity Politics and hatred of “the Trump deplorables,” joined the military/security complex’s attack on Trump. So did the whores, who pretend to be a Western media, and Washington’s European vassals, not one of whom had enough intelligence to see that the outcome of the attack on Trump would be an escalation of conflict with Russia, conflict that is not in Europe’s business and security interests.

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You cannot have peace by starting more wars! 1984 – George Orwell

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August 5, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Alex Jones Calls Out Top Generals For Selling Out Trump And America. Warning: Top Generals Moving Against President Trump

  • Published on Aug 3, 2017
    Alex Jones covers the internal military coup taking place against President Trump as General John Kelly attempts to silence the sources close to the current administration. 

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August 4, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The New Russian Sanctions Bill Is Washington’s Monument To Its Criminality. Nuclear War is in the Cards

  • The New Russian Sanctions Bill Is Washington’s Monument To Its Criminality
    by Paul Craig Roberts, http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/
    The Congress of the United States by almost unanimous votes in both House and Senate has made it clear that Congress had rather destroy the President of the United States and to increase the risk of nuclear war than to avoid conflict with Russia by normalizing relations. The vote on the new sanctions makes it pointless for President Trump to veto the bill, because it passed both houses by far more than the two-thirds vote required to over-ride the president’s veto. The only thing Trump can achieve with a veto is to prove the false charge that he is in league with Vladimir Putin.

    The new sanctions bill forecloses the possibility of reducing the rising tensions between the two major nuclear powers. It also shows that whatever interest Congress has, if any, in reducing the threat of war and in avoiding a break with Europe over the sanctions, Congress has a much greater interest in continuing to collect campaign contributions from the powerful and rich military/security complex and in playing to the growing hatred of Russia that is encouraged by the US media.

    This reckless and irresponsible action by the US Congress makes completely clear that Washington has intentionally chosen conflict with Russia as the main element of US foreign policy. Perhaps now the Russian government will abandon its cherished illusion that an accommodition with Washington can be reached. As I have written on many occasions, the only way Russia can achieve accommodation with Washington is to surrender and accept American hegemony. Any further resistance of the Russian government to this obvious fact would indicate dangerous delusion on the part of the Russian leadership.

    The fig leaf Congress chose for its violation of diplomatic protocols and international law is the disproven allegation of Russian interference in behalf of Trump in the US presidential election. An organization of former US intelligence officers recently announced that forensic investigation has been made of the alleged Russian computer hacking, and the conclusion is that there was no hack; there was an internal leak, and the leak was copied onto a device and Russian “fingerprints” were added. There is no forensic evidence whatsoever that shows any indication of Russian hacking. http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2017/07/24/conspiracy-remove-trump-presidency-paul-craig-roberts/

    It is all made up, and everyone alleging Russian hacking knows it. There is no difference between the allegation of Russian hacking and Hitler’s allegation in 1939 that “last night Polish forces crossed our frontier,” Hitler’s fig leaf for his invasion of Poland.

    That Congress uses a blatantly transparent lie to justify its violation of international law and intentionally worsens US relations with both Russia and the EU proves how determined Washington is to intensify conflict with Russia. Expect more false allegations, more demonization, more threats.

    War is in the cards.

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August 2, 2017 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Next Escalation: Pentagon Offers To Arm Ukraine, McCain Delighted

  • The Next Escalation: Pentagon Offers To Arm Ukraine, McCain Delighted
    by Tyler Durden, http://www.zerohedge.com
    When we reported yesterday about Putin’s surprisingly harsh response to last week’s House legislation to launch new sanctions against Russia, which also binds Trump from unilaterally removing sanctions without getting Congressional approval, we concluded that “now we await the US re-retaliation in what is once again the same tit-for-tat escalation that marked the latter years of the Obama regime, as the US Military Industrial Complex breathes out a sigh of relief that for all the posturing by Trump, things between Russia and the US are back on autopilot.

    We didn’t have long to wait.
    The WSJ reports that, in what appears to be the next gambit by the U.S. Military-Industrial Complex (or “deep state” for those so inclined) to force Trump to “prove” that he did not, in fact, collude or have any ties with Russia or Vladimir Putin, Pentagon and State Department officials have devised plans to hit Russia where it hurts the most, and supply Ukraine with antitank missiles and other weaponry, and are now seeking White House approval at a time when ties between Moscow and Washington are as bad as during any point under the Obama administration.

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http://www.infowars.com/us-backed-neo-nazi-party-given-key-roles-in-ukrainian-government/

Senator McCain and Ukraine neo-Nazis. Click on image for article.

http://www.globalresearch.ca/ukraine-transition-government-neo-nazis-in-control-of-armed-forces-national-security-economy-justice-and-education/5371539

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US Assistant Secretary of State “F*** the EU” Victoria Nuland together with Neo Nazi Svoboda leader Oleh Tyahnybok (left)

Ukraine neo Nazis and their SS flags!

Sieg heil? US-backed Svoboda neo Nazi leader Oleh Tyahnybok.

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August 1, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Armageddon Is Two and One-half Minutes Away

WW3 is near?

  • Armageddon Is Two and One-half Minutes Away
    by Paul Craig Roberts, http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/
    Are you ready to die? You and I are going to die and not from old age, because our fellow Americans are so stupid, ignorant, and brainwashed that they believe the lies that are leading us to our certain destruction. This is what the Atomic Scientists tell us. And they are right.http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-doomsday-clock-two-and-a-half-minutes-to-midnight-ever-closer-to-nuclear-war/5600715 

    Can you comprehend the absurdity? President Trump is under full-scale attack from the military/security complex, the US presstitute media, the Democratic Party, and from many Republicans, such as Republican Senator from South Carolina Lindsey Graham and Republican Senator from Arizona John McCain simply because President Trump wants to reduce the dangerous tensions between the two major nuclear powers.

    What explains the total lack of concern for their own lives on the part of the populations in South Carolina and Arizona who send to the Senate and keep sending to the Senate two morons determined to provoke war between the US and Russia? It should send shivers up your spine that you can ask this same question about all 50 states, and almost all congressional districts.

    You can ask the same question about the bordello known as “the American media.” There will be no one alive to post or to read the headlines of the war that they are helping to promote.

    The United States and the rest of the world with it along with all life on earth are being sent to their graves by the total failure of American leadership. What is wrong with Americans that they cannot understand that any “leader” who provokes war with a major nuclear power should be instantly institutionalized as criminally insane?

    Why do Americans sit night after night in front of the TV absorbing lies that commit them beyond all doubt to their deaths? America has failed itself and the world.

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July 27, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

US Military Establishment Study: The American Empire Is ‘Collapsing’

  • US Military Establishment Study: The American Empire Is ‘Collapsing’
    by , http://theantimedia.org/
    (ANTIMEDIA Op-Ed) A new study conducted by members of the U.S. military establishment has concluded that the U.S.-led international global order established after World War II is “fraying” and may even be “collapsing” as the U.S. continues to lose its position of “primacy” in world affairs.

    “In brief, the sta­tus quo that was hatched and nurtured by U.S. strategists after World War II and has for decades been the principal ‘beat’ for DoD is not merely fraying but may, in fact, be collapsing,” the report states.

    The report, published in June by the U.S. Army War College’s Strategic Studies Institute, evaluated the Department of Defense’s (DOD) approach to risk assessment at all levels of Pentagon policy planning. The study was supported and sponsored by the U.S. Army’s Strategic Plans and Policy Directorate; the Joint Staff, J5 (Strategy and Policy Branch); the Office of the Deputy Secretary of Defense for Strategy and Force Develop­ment; and the Army Study Program Management Office.

    Imperial hubris
    As explained by Nathan Freier, the project director and principal author of the report, the U.S. and its defense establishment “are stumbling through a period of hypercompetition.” From Freier’s point of view, the current era is marred with furious battles for positional advantage at a number of levels, whether national, transnational, or extra-national. Freier explains that America’s failure to cope is the result of “hubris,” which is reminiscent of Imperial Hubris, a book by Michael Scheuer, the former head of the CIA’s bin Laden unit. Imperial Hubris also warned the U.S. about the very controversial and hubristic reasons it was losing the war on terror (hubris means “exaggerated pride or self-confidence,” according to Merriam-Webster).

    Technically, the report does not officially represent the Pentagon, though it does represent the “collective wisdom” of those consulted – including a number of Pentagon officials and prominent think tanks such as the American Enterprise Institute, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), the RAND Corporation, and the Institute for the Study of War.

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July 20, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Secret Government Buries Deep Underground Command Centers 1 Mile Below

  • Revelation 6:15-17 New King James Version (NKJV)
    15 And the kings of the earth, the great men, the rich men, the commanders,[a] the mighty men, every slave and every free man, hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains, 16 and said to the mountains and rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of Him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb! 17 For the great day of His wrath has come, and who is able to stand?”

    Isaiah 2 : 17 – 21
    17 The loftiness of man shall be bowed down,
    And the haughtiness of men shall be brought low;
    The LORD alone will be exalted in that day,
    18 But the idols He shall utterly abolish.
    19 They shall go into the holes of the rocks,
    And into the caves of the earth,
    From the terror of the LORD
    And the glory of His majesty,
    When He arises to shake the earth mightily.

    20 In that day a man will cast away his idols of silver
    And his idols of gold,
    Which they made, each for himself to worship,
    To the moles and bats,
    21 To go into the clefts of the rocks,
    And into the crags of the rugged rocks,
    From the terror of the LORD
    And the glory of His majesty,
    When He arises to shake the earth mightily.

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July 20, 2017 Posted by | EndTimes, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment