Trump is puppet of US ‘deep state,’ has no ‘own’ foreign policy – Assad

RT

US president Donald Trump is not a truly independent political leader but merely a puppet of US corporations, military and intelligence, and who serves their interests, Syrian President Bashar Assad has told the Latin American TeleSUR TV network.

Trump pursues “no own policies” but only executes the decisions made by the “intelligence agencies, the Pentagon, the big arms manufacturers, oil companies, and financial institutions,” the Syrian leader said in an exclusive interview with TeleSUR.

“As we have seen in the past few weeks, he changed his rhetoric completely and subjected himself to the terms of the deep American state, or the deep American regime,” Assad added.

He referred to the fact that Trump came to power on a political platform promising a departure from the interventionist policy of the previous US president, Barack Obama, but soon forgot his promises and ordered a missile strike against the Syrian air base following a chemical weapons incident in Syria’s Idlib province. Continue reading “Trump is puppet of US ‘deep state,’ has no ‘own’ foreign policy – Assad”

Panic Buying Hits Japan Ahead Of Possible War: “Nuke Shelters, Air Purifiers, Anti-Radiation Supplies…”

Marc Slavo SHTFPlan As tensions heat up with North Korea and the potential for a nuclear exchange becomes all the more real, residents of Japan are panic buying everything from nuclear shelters to air purifiers in preparation: Sales of nuclear shelters and radiation-blocking air purifiers have surged in Japan in recent weeks as North Korea has pressed ahead with missile tests in defiance of U.N. … Continue reading Panic Buying Hits Japan Ahead Of Possible War: “Nuke Shelters, Air Purifiers, Anti-Radiation Supplies…”

US Army is considering resurrecting ‘devastating’ weapon that moves at three times the speed of sound and destroys EVERYTHING in its path

The Daily Mail

US Army is considering resurrecting ‘devastating’ weapon that moves at three times the speed of sound and destroys EVERYTHING in its path.

The US Army has considered arming itself with a ‘devastating’ weapon in a bid to counteract Russia‘s nuclear technology.

Called Kinetic Energy Projectile (KEP), this tungsten-based warhead is capable of moving three times the speed of sound, while destroying everything in its path. Continue reading “US Army is considering resurrecting ‘devastating’ weapon that moves at three times the speed of sound and destroys EVERYTHING in its path”

North Korea warns ‘GREAT WAR’ coming as US strike force just DAYS away

Daily Star

The tyrant continues to march towards nuclear armageddon while Donald Trump’s “powerful armada” approaches the rogue state.

USS Carl Vinson is leading the strike group which is being dispatched in a bid to spook Pyongyang – with them expected to arrive in the Sea of Japan next week. Continue reading “North Korea warns ‘GREAT WAR’ coming as US strike force just DAYS away”

‘Strategic messaging’ – Russia flies bombers along US coast 4 times in 4 days

Vladimir Rodzianko
TheDuran

Russian military aircraft were spotted flying off the coast of Alaska for the fourth time in as many days.

The two most recent sightings occurred late Wednesday and Thursday, with the first involving two IL-38 maritime patrol aircraft and the second involving two Tu-95 nuclear-capable ‘Bear’ bombers.

The bombers entered the Alaskan Air Defense Identification Zone 700 nautical miles southwest of Anchorage, Alaska – significantly farther from the US coastline than the two other encounters that occurred on Monday and Tuesday.

There is “no other way to interpret this other than as strategic messaging,” a US defense official told CNN.

On Monday, American F-22 fighter jets intercepted two Russian bombers in international airspace 100 miles from Kodiak Island, Alaska. A US military official called the interaction “safe and professional.”

Less than 24 hours later, a US surveillance aircraft responded to two Russian bombers that were in the same area, this time flying 66 kilometers off the Alaskan coast. The US itself has carried out similar flights along both the Chinese and Russian coasts.

There have not been any reports that Russian aircraft entered US airspace and it is unknown at this time whether the US Air Force scrambled any aircraft in response to either occurrence.

Russian Defense Ministry said the Air Force “regularly carries out patrol missions above the neutral waters of the Arctic, the Atlantic, the Black Sea and the Pacific Ocean.”

“All such missions are carried out in strict compliance with international regulations and with respect to national borders,” the Russian Defense Ministry said in a written statement.

Confirming Monday’s interception, the Russian Defense Ministry offered new details, saying that the US F-22s had trailed the Russian planes for 27 minutes, after which the bombers left the US’s 200 mile air defense identification zone.

According to the Russian Defense Ministry, the planes were engaged in a patrol mission over international airspace in the Pacific, returning to their base in the Amur Region after flying about 5,000 km at speeds up to 850 km per hour and altitudes up to 10,000 meters.

But what were the Russian planes really doing there?

Even if the Russian aircraft were simply engaged in a training exercise, the question that arises is ‘training for what?’ According to RIA Novosti contributor Alexander Khrolenko, there are several good reasons.

“For one thing, in addition to nuclear bombs, the Tu-95MS is capable of carrying powerful conventional cruise missiles. Russia has recently been showing off this capability, targeting the Daesh and Nusra terrorists in Syria.”

Moreover, Khrolenko said that US generals themselves believe that the Russian flights in the Pacific are intended to help keep an eye on and monitor NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command).

“In Alaska, a couple kilometers from the city of Anchorage is an important US airbase – Elmendorf Air Force Base. It has two runways, and is used to transport troops and cargo from the US to the Far East and Southeast Asia, for testing aviation equipment and for training troops in Arctic conditions.

Elmendorf is also home to the command of NORAD’s Alaska Air Defense zone, and is the headquarters of the US 11th Air Force, which includes fighters, air defense systems, search and rescue, meteorological equipment, and other units. Next door is the US Army’s Fort Richardson Base.”

Khrolenko explained that, “such important military facilities near Russia’s neighborhood cannot be left without attention by our intelligence and aviation.”

By next year, the Russian Ministry of Defense plans to complete the deployment of a new coastal defense division in Chukotka, which at its narrowest point, is less than 100 km from the US border.

The division could to be armed with the Bastion coastal missile system, Iskander tactical missile systems and S-400 air defense systems, and will be integrated into the Russian system of defense of its Far East.

“Reliable support from aviation and effective means of electronic warfare for the new division would also be useful,” Khrolenko concluded.

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Operation Gotham Shield: U.S. Gov’t To “Simulate Nuke Blast Over Manhattan” As Actual War Nears

Article by Marc Slavo (SHTFPlan)

False flag watch is now active.

A general alert is out for something major in the near or immediate future. Hopefully, it is just another false alarm, instead of another false flag. Either way, danger is at hand.

Given all that is going on in the world, it is downright eerie to discover that the federal government is once again staging mock disasters that draw disturbing parallels with current world events.

In just a few days, during April 24-26th, Operation Gotham Shield will commence. Continue reading “Operation Gotham Shield: U.S. Gov’t To “Simulate Nuke Blast Over Manhattan” As Actual War Nears”

Govt And Media Doing Exact Same Thing It Did To Start Iraq War, And Americans Are Buying It

Justin Gardner The Free Thought Project In May 2004, one year after the U.S. commenced a full-scale invasion of Iraq, the New York Timesissued a half-baked apology for its abysmal coverage of the “intelligence” used to convince America that Iraq was a threat. “Looking back, we wish we had been more aggressive in re-examining the claims as new evidence emerged — or failed to emerge,” … Continue reading Govt And Media Doing Exact Same Thing It Did To Start Iraq War, And Americans Are Buying It

Trump Further Entrenches US Military Involvement in Somalia

About 40 troops arrived in Mogadishu this month

Andrea Germanos
Common Dreams

Two weeks after President Donald Trump gave military officials wider authority for conducting airstrikes in Somalia, the United States military said that dozens of troops had arrived in the country, a sign of increased U.S. involvement there. Continue reading “Trump Further Entrenches US Military Involvement in Somalia”

Trump Considering “Kinetic Military Action” On North Korea Including “Sudden Strike”

Tyler Durden
ZeroHedge

Following Sunday’s failed medium-range missile test by Kim Jong-Un, President Donald Trump has been evaluating his response options and according to Bloomberg, which cited a “person familiar with his thinking”, is willing to consider ordering “kinetic” military action, including a sudden strike, to “counteract North Korea’s destabilizing actions in the region”

However, before launching another offensive campaign – or war as some would call it – Trump’s preference is for China to take the lead on dealing with North Korea, according to the source. Continue reading “Trump Considering “Kinetic Military Action” On North Korea Including “Sudden Strike””

Where Will You Go When North Korean Agents Release Biological Weapons In Major U.S. Cities?

Michael Snyder
End of the American Dream

Most Americans have no idea that biological weapons could potentially bring our nation to a complete and utter standstill within a matter of days.  In recent articles I have been trying to get people to understand why it would be so exceedingly dangerous for the United States to attack North Korea.  If the North Koreans used weapons of mass destruction, we could easily be facing a situation in which millions of North Korean and Japanese citizens end up dead.  But since it would happen on the other side of the planet, such a scenario doesn’t seem to emotionally move a lot of people.  So today, I want to try to get people to understand the immense devastation that just a handful of North Korean agents could cause inside our own country.

A war with North Korea would be fundamentally different from other wars, because there would be no line that the North Koreans would not be willing to cross.  They would use nukes, they would use chemical weapons, and they would not hesitate to even use biological weapons on innocent civilian populations.
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