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  • Expect Trump to double down on the trade war with China (Short video, and article from Asia Times)

    11/24/2018 4:00:34 PM PST · by cba123 · 24 replies
    Asia Times ^ | November 20, 2018 and November 23, 2018 | William Pesek
    There are two links for this story. I started linking to the short video which I originally watched. It is from Asia Times. Basically it is almost an advertisement for the article. Runs about a minute and a half, although it mentions the major points from the article. Then there is an actual article in the Asia Times. I will also include a link to that article, for those who want to read the full thing.
  • U.S., Allies Fear Conflict With China Following Maritime Changes (link from Drudgereport)

    11/22/2018 5:01:19 AM PST · by cba123 · 6 replies
    US News ^ | November 21, 2018 | Paul D. Shinkman, Senior National Security Writer
    A LITTLE NOTICED organizational change in China's maritime patrols is causing increasing anxiety among Western military officials and their allies in the region, who fear Beijing is seeking new leverage to advance its goals and raising the likelihood that an accidental encounter could escalate into conflict. The U.S. confirmed earlier this year that China has reorganized its coast guard to serve as a military branch rather than answer to law enforcement authorities. Militarizing the formerly civilian organization provides China with the firepower to harass and intimidate vessels from other countries who dispute China's claims to waterways. The change, which Beijing...
  • Inside China’s ‘tantrum diplomacy’ at APEC

    11/22/2018 6:32:24 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 20, 2018 | Josh Rogin
    PORT MORESBY, PAPUA NEW GUINEA — For the first time in its 20-year history, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit ended in disarray Sunday when the 21 member countries could not reach consensus on a joint statement because of objections by one member — China. When the summit failed, to the disgust of the other diplomats, Chinese officials broke out in applause. But that was only the final incident in a week during which China’s official delegation staged a series of aggressive, bullying, paranoid and weird stunts to try to exert dominance and pressure the host nation and everyone else into...
  • Powerful Solar Storm Likely Detonated Sea Mines During Vietnam War

    11/11/2018 10:55:54 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 7 replies
    Discovery Magazine ^ | 11/9/18 | Brett Carter
    Powerful Solar Storm Likely Detonated Sea Mines During Vietnam War By Brett Carter | November 9, 2018 3:46 pm Solar flares captured on sun. (Credit: NASA/SDO)On Aug. 4, 1972, the crew of a U.S. Task Force 77 aircraft flying near a naval minefield in the waters off Hon La observed 20 to 25 explosions over about 30 seconds. They also witnessed an additional 25 to 30 mud spots in the waters nearby.Destructor sea mines had been deployed here during Operation Pocket Money, a mining campaign launched in 1972 against principal North Vietnamese ports.There was no obvious reason why the mines...
  • Jane Fonda Compares Donald Trump to ‘Hitler and the Third Reich’

    11/02/2018 2:08:26 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 98 replies
    November 2, 2018 9:00AM PT Jane Fonda Compares Donald Trump to ‘Hitler and the Third Reich’ By Elizabeth Taylor With just a few days left until midterm elections, Jane Fonda is making a final push to get out the vote. “It has never been more important. Our democracy is fragile and it’s under attack. Civility is under attack,” the Oscar winner told Variety on Thursday at the Women’s Media Center Awards in New York City. “We don’t have to take it anymore. Voting is the way to stop it. Everybody has to vote and I think they will.” Fonda had...
  • An Open Letter to My Teenage Son (Vietnam War era artifact)

    10/28/2018 1:26:32 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 23, 2017 | Victor Lundberg
    Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group An Open Letter to My Teenage Son · Victor Lundberg Lost Hits Of The 60's ℗ 1967 Capitol Records, LLC
  • Insects invading Virginia and Pennsylvania could be 'most destructive species in 150 years'...

    10/20/2018 8:20:18 AM PDT · by caww · 84 replies
    .foxnews ^ | 10/20/2108 | Madeline Farber
    An invasive insect species native to China, India and Vietnam is posing a problem in at least two states.... 'The Spotted Lanternfly' is harming crops in Winchester, Virginia, WDVM reported. The Pennsylvania-based Churchville Nature Center said the creatures were also spotted for the first time on its property Thursday. "If it is new to you, this invasive plant hopper is threatening the forests of the northeast as well as the lumber and agricultural industries. Please keep an eye out for the insect." The species poses a threat to agriculture and “has the ability to greatly impact the grape, hops and...
  • 50 years later, Marine to be awarded Medal of Honor for Vietnam War battle

    10/17/2018 8:27:10 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    KTIC Radio News ^ | October 17, 2018 | ABC News Radio
    <p>When retired Marine Sgt. Maj. John L. Canley is awarded the Medal of Honor at the White House on Wednesday, it will be 50 years after the heroism he displayed during the bloody “Battle of Hue” in the Vietnam War.</p>
  • MH370 SHOCK news: Missing Malaysia Airlines plane caught MULTIPLE times on Google Maps

    10/15/2018 9:03:34 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 70 replies
    Express UK ^ | Wednesday, October 10, 2018 | Abbie Llewelyn
    The missing MH370 flight has been captured by Google Maps on multiple occasions since it disappeared in March 2014, according to tech expert Ian Wilson, who is planning an expedition to confirm his findings... But Mr Wilson, told Dailystar.co.uk exclusively he believes he has spotted the aeroplane crashed in the Cambodian jungle on Google Maps and the company's time stamps may reveal when the pictures were taken. The latest copyright data is listed as the year 2018, with recent imagery data listed as March 2017. However, last week the app listed the imagery data as December 2015. The same image...
  • Trump’s attacks on Sen. Blumenthal are actually more absurd than Blumenthal’s lies about serving ...

    10/12/2018 1:01:54 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 58 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 11, 2018 | Becket Adams
    Full title: Trump’s attacks on Sen. Blumenthal are actually more absurd than Blumenthal’s lies about serving ‘in’ Vietnam It’s always sad when one privileged Ivy Leaguer with five Vietnam deferments attacks another privileged Ivy Leaguer with five Vietnam deferments. President Trump went after Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., this week with an absurd retelling of how the senator once fabricated stories about serving in Vietnam as a U.S. Marine. To be clear, Trump isn’t wrong in calling Blumenthal a liar. The senator most absolutely embellished his record years ago, making it sound as if he served in Vietnam. Blumenthal never served...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Trump rips into 'Da Nang Dick' Blumenthal, claiming he fabricated tales [tr]

    10/11/2018 3:21:50 PM PDT · by kevcol · 28 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 11, 2018 | Salena Zito
    President Trump singled out Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., as one of the Democrats who most mistreated Brett Kavanaugh during Supreme Court confirmation hearings, branding him a hypocrite and launching into an extended tirade lampooning him making false claims about Vietnam. . . . "I just can't believe, it's because of the media, they've taken so much of it all, " Trump said. "But he, apologized like Jimmy Swaggart. Crying, bawling, because he conned the public when he was Attorney General of Connecticut for 15 years, talking about, 'As I went to Da Nang, bullets left and right. My friends going...
  • Blumenthal Hits Back at Trump for 'Nonsense' Personal Attacks About His Military Service

    10/03/2018 3:29:16 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 84 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Obtober 3, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    Tweets at link. On Monday, President Trump defended Brett Kavanaugh in part by tearing apart the Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee. He had particularly choice words for Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), who claimed that placing Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court would forever be a "stain" on the institution. He has also stated that Trump's prior reluctance to call an FBI probe into the allegations against the nominee was "tantamount to a cover-up." So, Trump took that as an opportunity to zing Blumenthal this week for fabricating his military service back in 2010. In a campaign speech Monday, Trump gave...
  • China – not North Korea – is our biggest threat to peace, South Koreans say

    10/03/2018 2:02:22 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 10 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | 3 Oct 2018 | Lee Jeong Ho
    China is the country presenting the biggest barrier to peace on the Korean peninsula, surpassing North Korea for the first time, according to a new poll of South Korean citizens. China “does not want inter-Korean reunification”, according to 91 per cent of respondents, compared with 90, 88 and 53 per cent for Japan, Russia and the United States respectively. In the survey, released on Tuesday by the Institute for Peace and Unification Studies (IPUS) at Seoul National University, 46 per cent of respondents viewed China as “the most threatening country to peace on the Korean peninsula”, a dramatic increase from...
  • Blumenthal: ‘We Need to Educate the People’ About My Unfitness for the Senate (Da Nang Dick)

    10/02/2018 4:04:31 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 23 replies
    October 2, 2018 | Beu T. fulgraciousskies
    Bold faced liars are Unfit for the Senate. Richard Blumenthal is a pathetic case of stolen valor — lying and falsifying his military service. In the early days of "Da Nang Richard's" political career he repeatedly insinuated to voters that he served his country by fighting in the Vietnam War. He did not go to Vietnam. Truth: Da Nang Richard was a reservist who had never been deployed overseas, not once. How ironic that Blumenthal has the gall to insinuate that anyone else is not fit to serve office. How does Connecticut elect a man that has lied to them...
  • Blumenthal: ‘We Need to Educate the American People’ About Kavanaugh’s Unfitness for the Bench

    10/02/2018 3:32:01 PM PDT · by kevcol · 64 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 2, 2018 | Paul Crookston
    Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D., Conn.) said Tuesday that Brett Kavanaugh’s temperament disqualifies him from the Supreme Court and that Democrats should teach Americans to think likewise. . . . Preventing Kavanaugh from getting onto the Court is a question of "core principles," according to Blumenthal. "I think our core principles and values would be violated," Blumenthal said.
  • Symposium: Why We Left Our POWs Behind [long]

    09/24/2018 5:51:11 AM PDT · by SJackson · 14 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | September 24, 2018 | Jamie Glazov
    Four distinguished experts tell the tragic and unconscionable inside story. Editors’ note: Last Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, our nation, led by our president, solemnly marked National POW/MIA Recognition Day, during which we honored all American prisoners of war and expressed our deep gratitude and respect for what they endured and -- as empirical evidence suggests -- in some cases may very well be continuing to endure. Indeed, we pay tribute to those who never returned -- and, of course, also to their suffering families. In honor of this sacred day, Frontpage has deemed it important to run Jamie Glazov's Symposium...
  • Castro’s Torture of American POWs in Vietnam

    09/25/2018 5:32:26 AM PDT · by SJackson · 19 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | September 25, 2018 | Jamie Glazov
    Reflecting on an untold story -- to honor National POW/MIA Recognition Day Editors’ note: Last Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, our nation, led by our president, solemnly marked National POW/MIA Recognition Day, during which we honored all American prisoners of war and expressed our deep gratitude and respect for what they endured and -- as empirical evidence suggests -- in some cases may very well be continuing to endure. Indeed, we pay tribute to those who never returned -- and, of course, also to their suffering families. In honor of this sacred day, Frontpage has deemed it important to run Jamie...
  • Two female contestants on The Bachelor Vietnam ditch their eligible date after falling in love [tr]

    09/25/2018 7:23:04 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 25, 2018 | Jo Tweedy
    Viewers of the Vietnamese version of the Bachelor were left more than a little surprised after two female contestants on the show ditched their eligible date and appeared to waltz off into the sunset together. A clip of the moment contestant, named Minh Thu, confessed her love for a fellow date rival Truc Nhu, has since gone viral. The pair were competing on the show for the attentions of bachelor Quoc Trung but their romance threw audiences a curveball .
  • Chinese control of South China Sea ‘short of war’ is complete

    09/24/2018 2:58:27 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 59 replies
    Great Power War ^ | 9/24/18 | USA Features
    In a meeting with U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis in June, Chinese President Xi Jinping vowed that Bejing “cannot lose even one inch of the territory” in the South China Sea. That’s about as plain a warning as one gets: China will defend, militarily, it’s outsized claims in a body of water through which one-third of all global trade passes. The U.S. would have little difficulty in taking out militarily significant targets on any of the islands in question. But that’s not really the point. Through the construction of these artificial islands-turned-military bases, China acted brazenly but in a calculated...
  • Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang Dies After 'Serious Illness'

    09/21/2018 6:27:26 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    NPR ^ | September 21, 20182:59 AM ET | Scott Neuman
    Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang, one of three top leaders in the Southeast Asian country, has died at age 61, according to state media, which says he suffered from a "serious illness." Quang was sworn in as president in 2016 and served in the largely ceremonial post alongside Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and secretary-general of the Vietnamese Communist Party, Nguyen Phu Trong, who experts believe wields the bulk of the power in the country's leadership triumvirate. Quang died in a military hospital in Hanoi from a "serious illness despite efforts by domestic and international doctors and professors," according to...