Brad Johnson update on Greece and Turkey

Greece has actually stated it intends to go to war with Turkey over Turkish moves to take oil from Greek waters. There are a few revelations in this briefing with retired CIA Chief of Station, Brad Johnson.

(This was edited and posted very late last night, hence “Bard” instead of Brad.)

Pakistan threatens India with nuclear strike

(This is not the first time that India-Pakistan jingoism has reached the nuclear threat level. This doesn’t mean its not serious, but it doesn’t mean you should spend all your savings on iodine tablets either.)

H/T Richard.

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Several injured in Kashmir in clashes with Indian police

SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) – Indian security forces injured at least six people on Saturday in Srinagar, the main city in the Indian-controlled part of Kashmir, as several protests broke out against New Delhi’s revocation of the region’s autonomy last week.

 

In New York, the U.N. Security Council held its first meeting in almost 50 years on Kashmir, a majority Muslim region claimed by both India and Pakistan – which controls its western third. However, China, which also controls a small part of Kashmir, failed to secure a Council statement.

Two police officials and eyewitnesses said clashes had begun on Friday evening.

 

Some city residents said they had been assaulted or verbally abused and that security forces had caused damage as they raided homes after stone-throwing incidents in the past two days.

 

President Trump on Iran

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Look for a special edition of Barry Webb’s weekly interview series tonight on Iran, as understood from Arabic press.

President Trump sends clear clear message to Iran

Ezra Levant tweets the following:

I haven’t seen an all-caps tweet from the president before. If I were Rouhani, I’d move my family out of Tehran — just to be on the safe side.

President Trump is likely responding to this:

Iran’s Rouhani warns Trump about ‘mother of all wars:

 

 

VICE assists the North Koreans with disseminating their propaganda

This VICE clip is interesting on a couple of levels. Somewhat at face value. But I can’t help but wonder why VICE would be invited to North Korea after the exceptional and important documentary they did on VICE guide to Travel about North Korea, where they broke all kinds of local laws and showed the regime for what it really was.

Of course, that was when Vice was amazing and courageous, and before they took a hard hard lurch to the left. 

Perhaps the new slant on things makes it acceptable to the Kim Jong dynasty despite its previous libertarian bent.

General Mattis Warns North Korea: Stop or Face ‘Destruction of Its People’

From CBN:

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U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis warned North Korea to stop its missile tests and nuclear program or face devastation.

The news comes after dictator Kim Jong Un threatened to attack U.S. forces in Guam after revelations that his regime now has mini-nukes.

“The DPRK must choose to stop isolating itself and stand down its pursuit of nuclear weapons,” Mattis said in a statement, referring to North Korea. “The DPRK should cease any consideration of actions that would lead to the end of its regime and the destruction of its people.”

U.S., Japanese Analysts Agree: North Korea Has Developed Nuclear Missile Warheads

From Breitbart:

A grim milestone appears to be passing, as both U.S. and Japanese intelligence analysts believe North Korea has developed the technology to miniaturize nuclear warheads and fit them inside long-range missiles, years ahead of schedule.

 

Japan’s annual defense review, released on Tuesday morning, described the threat from North Korea’s nuclear missile program as “acute.”

 

“It is conceivable that North Korea’s nuclear weapons program has already considerably advanced and it is possible that North Korea has already achieved the miniaturization of nuclear weapons and has acquired nuclear warheads,” the white paper warned. “Since last year, when it forcibly implemented two nuclear tests and more than 20 ballistic missile launches, the security threats have entered a new stage.”

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North Korea threatens to attack Guam

New York Post:

North Korea is mulling a possible missile strike on Guam, where strategic US bombers and countless soldiers are based.

The Hermit Kingdom’s official news agency announced early Wednesday local time that the nation was “carefully examining” plans for a medium-to-long range rocket attack.

Their statement came just hours after President Trump threatened to unleash “fire and fury” on the North “like the world has never seen.”

 

His warning was in response to reports that Pyongyang had developed a nuclear warhead capable of fitting inside its ballistic missiles.

 

Guam — which is known as the “Tip of the Spear — is home to thousands of American service members and their families.

 

North Korea’s state-run news agency, KCNA, said Tuesday that the government was looking at an “operational plan” that would send numerous medium-to-long-range strategic ballistic missiles towards the US-owned Pacific island to counteract the bombers that are positioned there and “send a serious warning signal to the US.”

(I suddenly understand Obama’s policies of “Strategic patience”. If he waited long enough and did nothing North Korea and Iran will destroy the USA for him)