Geopolitics: A world stage set for war: Links 2, April 11, 2021

1. Iran calls Natanz atomic site blackout ‘Nuclear Terrorism’

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran on Sunday described a blackout at its underground Natanz atomic facility an act of “nuclear terrorism,” raising regional tensions as world powers and Tehran continue to negotiate over its tattered nuclear deal.

While there was no immediate claim of responsibility, suspicion fell immediately on Israel, where its media nearly uniformly reported a devastating cyberattack orchestrated by the country caused the blackout.

If Israel was responsible, it further heightens tensions between the two nations, already engaged in a shadow conflict across the wider Middle East. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who met Sunday with U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, has vowed to do everything in his power to stop the nuclear deal.

Details remained few about what happened early Sunday morning at the facility, which initially was described as a blackout caused by the electrical grid feeding its above-ground workshops and underground enrichment halls.

Ali Akbar Salehi, the American-educated head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, who once served as the country’s foreign minister, offered what appeared to be the harshest comments of his long career, which included the assassination of nuclear scientists a decade ago. Iran blames Israel for those killings as well.

2. Related: Iran plans to move to advanced uranium enrichment. Iran also has for many years overtly threatened to destroy the state of Israel, as well as the USA.

3. Guns of April and Global War

War between Russia and Ukraine looks imminent.  Israel and Iran are engaging in tit for tat maritime altercations.  And China is ratcheting up provocative incursions into the airspaces and waters of Taiwan, Japan, and the Philippines.

Any one of these regional conflicts is incendiary enough to ignite World War III (or, more accurately, each one is capable of transforming the cold, hybrid warfare of cyberhacks, technology thefts, financial markets manipulation, and perhaps even biological attacks that has been underway for many years into total and unrelenting global bloodshed), yet trading markets and news media are largely ignoring what’s unfolding.  It’s as if the Cuban Missile Crisis, the 1999 Kargil War between nuclear-equipped India and Pakistan, and the Soviet and Nazi Invasion of Poland were all happening concurrently, and the world decided it was too busy enforcing face mask mandates upon religious congregants and following the turmoil of Khloe Kardashian to care.

4. Turkish-backed Syrian rebel group holds ‘graduation’ for new fighters | AFP

5. Revealed: ISIS central command’s links to Mozambique and terror across Africa

ISIS attacks in Mozambique are probably being co-ordinated with the terrorist group’s core leadership as part of an expanding campaign across Africa, security analysts told The National.

Experts believe there is an organised propaganda campaign across the continent to amplify the extremist group’s standing and support.

The concerns emerged after the deadly ISIS attack on Palma in which a well-armed detachment of about 150 fighters seized the town for several days, killing scores of civilians including western contractors.

Infiltration of ISIS’s communications network showed extremist supporters around the world celebrated the attack before the town’s occupation was announced across the terror group’s global network.

The assault led to southern African and western countries taking action to stop the spread of extremism across the continent.

The Southern African Development Community countries were continuing discussions on Friday to provide support for Mozambique. The South Africa Navy, Angolan Air Force and Tanzanian land forces could become involved in a co-ordinated defence policy.

Six presidents held emergency talks in the Mozambican capital Maputo, two weeks after the Palma attack, which also forced thousands from their homes.

Thank you M., Yucki, Marianne W., EB., ET., and all who have contributed in any way to our mutual benefit.

Please check the comments under the reader’s links post for this week, those who may be looking for more items on geopolitics and what increasingly looks like a stage set for kinetic warfare.

 

Major military escalations from Russia, USA, China, Philippines

CBS: U.S. watching “escalation of armed confrontation” near Ukraine’s border with Russia

The U.S. military believes a buildup of Russian forces near the border with Ukraine, seen as “concerning” on Tuesday, is likely a training exercise. But the gathering of troops comes amid heightened tension in the region, and Ukraine’s Commander-In-Chief Ruslan Khomchack told his country’s parliament this week that Russian forces from different regions had been assembling near the border.

Russia’s president has acknowledged an “escalation of armed confrontation” in the region.

Training exercises were always a possible explanation for the buildup, but a U.S. defense official told CBS News that the locations and types of units seen on the ground didn’t line up with what the Russian Ministry of Defense had announced last month.   

China vs. Philippines | Dangerous Dispute in South China Sea

 

Sky News on US military communist thought and its consequences to global security

This is a good Sky News piece on the reality of global geopolitics under an essentially communist US administration. For those that do not already know, “Woke”, Progressive”, “Socialist”, “Diverse”, and “Politically Correct” are all lubricant terms for communism.

The only point we take issue with in this video, is the phrase, “Get Woke Go Broke”. That is only true in a free market. Woke companies are googleplexiares thanks to the total destruction of the free market under the corporate-government alliance that decides what may and may not exist.

 

Ballisitc Missile hits oil tankers at Al Hamran northwest of Manbij in Syria

Ballistic missile strikes have hit oil tankers and markets across northern Syria on Friday, according to reports.

At the time of publication, reports are indicating that strikes were carried out by either Russian or Syrian government forces, specifically against oil markets controlled by opposition forces in northern Syria. Moreover, the reports are conflicting about whether the missiles were the Syrian Army’s OTR-21 Tochka-U or the Russian’s Iskander.

<b>The strikes killed one person and injured 10 others</b>, a war monitor and a source from the Turkey-backed faction that controls the region told The Jerusalem Post.

One strike reportedly hit oil tankers in al-Hamran, which is near Jarablus and northwest of the northern Syria town of Manbij, resulting in a massive explosion.

The exact location of theses strikes was determined as the al-Hamran crossing between the TFSA (Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army) and SDF-controlled (Syrian Democratic Forces) areas, according to a report. The supposed target were reportedly trucks smuggling oil.

Three missiles hit the al-Hamran crossing, according to Syrian journalist Mohamed Rasheed, “causing huge explosions and burning fuel vehicles at the targeted place.”

(There is more of importance at source link. Please click through)

 

One region in Spain is at least honest about mandatory vaccinations

In Canada and elsewhere to avoid some of the fallout from those who dared predict that once they had a fake cure for a fake pandemic that it would become mandatory, many governments are launching devices now familiar to recently communist states, where word games and legal inversions are used to get around basic rights and freedoms.

One is reminded of the words of Canadian Prime Minister, John Diefenbaker, who once said, “Getting taxes is like plucking a goose. The trick is to get all you can without them squawking too much”. It appears to be the same now with taking our rights and freedoms.

So Western nations have launched initiatives like vaccine passports, and lists of things you cannot do, like buy food, or leave your home area and return to it and maybe even have your personal information shared on data bases for all to see in the new form of the yellow star, the great unwashed, the ‘unclean’. These would be legal inversions in our view. They don’t outright say you must take the RNA experimental gene therapy treatment, but that if you do not, you will suffer loss of basic rights. Much like if you say you do not have to go out on the street and mourn for the death of Dear Leader, but if you don’t you will spend 3 generations in a Gulag and while you can choose your own mate for that next generation, if you don’t let the guards do it for you, they will probably rape you and hang you from a tree.

So in a horrifying way it is somewhat refreshing to see a region of Spain actually just come out and say that the vaccination is mandatory. At least then the citizens have a clear choice. FIGHT tyranny and depose the tyrants, or submit.

Please see the Rocco Galati video where he gives examples of the more subtle forcing of vaccines and why governments must never be trusted.

Please read the details over at RAIR Foundation.com

Taiwan reports large incursion by China’s air force

Al-Jazeera:

Taipei says Chinese combat aircraft, including nuclear-capable H-6K bombers and four J-16 fighter jets, entered its airspace.

Nuclear-capable Chinese bombers and fighter jets entered the southwestern corner of Taiwan’s air defence identification zone on Saturday and Taiwan’s air force deployed missiles to “monitor” the large-scale incursion.

Taiwan’s air force warned away the Chinese aircraft, the defence ministry said.

[…]

H/T Bruce Porter

 

More links to the infusion of US troops to Syria

This Conservative Tree House link has a lot of good sources.

President Donald Trump attempted to draw-down U.S. military all around the globe, specifically Europe and the middle-east.  However, as history often repeats, now it appears we are see the JoeBama administration sending troops back into Syria; perhaps to attempt the same regime change objective they failed in 2013 and 2014.  The mid-east war machine is oiled with American blood.

SYRIA – A convoy of 40 trucks and armor vehicles said to have entered Syria from Iraq

A large US military convoy entered northeastern Syria on Thursday, Syrian state news agency SANA reports, citing sources on the ground.

 

According to the report, the convoy included some 40 trucks and armored vehicles and was backed from the air by helicopters.

It entered Syria from Iraq via the al-Waleed crossing to bring arms and logistical equipment to the bases in Hasakeh and Deir Ezzor provinces. (read more)

Also at Conservative Treehouse: Newly exposed links between the Never Trump movement and the Muslim Brotherhood

Thank you M.

Both the Russian AND Dutch governments ALL just resigned today!

1. RUSSIA’s entire government has resigned as Vladimir Putin plans a massive constitutional shake-up.

***UPDATE: RUSSIA STORY IS FROM JAN 15 2020!***

The shock move is seen as part of Putin’s efforts to carve out a new position of power for himself to stay at the helm after his current term as president ends in 2024.

It was announced today by the president’s right-hand man, PM Dmitry Medvedev, who said it would give Putin room to carry out the changes he wants to make to the constitution.

The unexpected revelation came shortly after Putin proposed a nationwide vote on sweeping changes that he said would shift power from the presidency to parliament.

**Please read the comments under this post for potential corrections. Its quite possible the UK Sun got this wrong and the Russian government did not resign.

2. Dutch government quits over ‘colossal stain’ of tax subsidy scandal

THE HAGUE (Reuters) – Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s government resigned on Friday, accepting responsibility for wrongful accusations of fraud by the tax authorities that drove thousands of families to financial ruin, often on the basis of ethnicity.

The cabinet would remain in place for now in a caretaker capacity to manage the coronavirus crisis, Rutte said. He then rode his bike to King Willem-Alexander’s 17th century baroque Huis Ten Bosch palace in The Hague to discuss his resignation.

Both given reasons seem perfectly reasonable. But it still seems mighty weird.

UPDATE: There is something going on:

The NYT confirms Merkel…

 

 

The Iranian threat that went unreported

First, the why:

Statue of Soleimani unveiled in Lebanon complete with drumroll

And the threat:

Chilling audio reveals threat to fly a plane into the Capitol building on the day Congress confirms Joe Biden’s win to ‘avenge’ the death of Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani

A terrifying message threatening to fly a plane into the Capitol building to avenge the death of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani was broadcast on air traffic control frequencies on Monday afternoon.

The FBI and FAA are investigating the message that was heard by multiple air traffic controllers in New York, according to CBS

The threat, delivered via a digitized voice, said: ‘We are flying into the Capitol Wednesday. Soleimani will be avenged.’

Congress plans to confirm Joe Biden’s win at the Capitol on Wednesday. 

The threat was made almost one year to the day after the death of Soleimani, who was killed in a U.S. drone strike ordered by President Donald Trump.

It is not yet clear who sent the message and the threat is not believed to credible, CBS reports, but the Pentagon and other agencies were briefed on Tuesday. 

Yucki adds these links:

Besa centre: US and Israel prepare for Iranian ‘revenge’

Jewish Press: Dr. Kedar and preparations for ‘revenge’

 

 

Brad Johnson on China as the first second and third most existential threat to the USA (and the West)

(The connection was sub optimal that day so there was some drop outs and other issues which are not detracting from the message but make it a bit annoying at times.)

Nigel Farage adds a few words about China

Brad Johnson: “We are at war with China in all ways except actual shooting”

This interview was recorded on December 16, 2020 but was just edited and published now. There is not a word that is outdated however.

Here is the segment CBC posted back when it was not fully the voice of the COMINTERN and had some interests in the existence of Canada as a polity separate from communist China. A small part of this I edited into the Brad Johnson interview.

Below, China Uncensored video from December 28 2020 on Canada’s pro-China deep state (Anti-state is a much better word for it)