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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

International Update


Hillary Analysis

There is a lot of foreign analysis of what is physically wrong with Hillary Clinton. Intelligence services are looking at this hard.


North Korea launched three ballistic missiles from Hwangju on September 5, splashing down in the Sea of Japan west of Hokkaido, but in Japan’s exclusive economic zone, more than 600 miles from the launch site.

A statement published by the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported that Kim Jong Un was present at the launch to provide “field guidance.” The article reported, “Hwasong artillery units of the Korean People’s Army (KPA) Strategic Force were involved in the drill.”

KCNA Reporting:
- “Those units are tasked to strike the bases of the US imperialist aggressor forces in the Pacific operational theatre in a contingency.”

- “The drill was conducted to reexamine the reliability such as the flight security and guided accuracy of the improved ballistic rockets deployed for action, and to assess and inspect the capabilities of the units for action.”

-“Upon arriving at the firing site, he (i.e., Kim) learned in detail about the plan for the drill and the tactical and technical specifications of the improved ballistic rockets.” 

The Hwasong artillery units are equipped with extended range Scud and Musudan/BM-25 missiles. The article indicates that this was a combat exercise to practice attacking a single target with multiple missiles. South Korean media reported that the test occurred just hours after the issue of the potential threat from North Korea was discussed among regional powers at the G20 summit in China.

The Norks are nothing but non-stop entertainment.

G-20 Summit

Note: Obama is wearing a dress...
Barack isn't feeling much love, and the Daily Timewaster posted this picture (right) allegedly taken at the G-20 Summit that really says it all.

The Chinese didn't wheel stairs to the door of Air Force One, forcing Barack to exit the rear of his aircraft, and there were incidents of bullying there in Beijing.

The Russians called Barack and John (Wooden Head) Kerry, liars, which they are. Then there was the issue with the Philippines president (below). All in all, Barack has had better summits.

The Philippines

Philippine President Duterte, who became famous this last week for pointing out that Obama's mother was a whore, and members of his cabinet, complained about a growing Chinese ship presence near Scarborough Shoal. Duterte said on the 2d that the Philippine Coast Guard saw Chinese barges at the Shoal. "The coast guard made some little trips near them and there are a lot of barges. ... What is the purpose of a barge?" Duterte said.

Duterte texted to reporters that there were four Chinese coast guard ships and six other ships including blue-colored barges near Scarborough Shoal. "The presence of many ships other than coast guard in the area is a cause of grave concern."

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on the 4th expressed “grave concern” about the number and nature of the vessels, saying the presence of barge-like ships could signal Chinese plans to dredge — and potentially build — in the area.

China took possession of the Shoal from the Philippines in 2012. Since then Chinese ships have denied access to it by Philippine fishing boats, despite the award by the Permanent Court of Arbitration of access to the Shoal to the Philippines.

President Duterte has tried holding bilateral talks with Chinese emissaries to discuss ownership, which is China’s preferred diplomatic strategy. Duterte is learning the hard way that Chinese maritime, dredging and naval activities are not synchronized to the statements of Chinese diplomats.

When the Foreign Ministry’s spokesperson said the situation has not changed, she meant that China still possesses the Shoal, claims full sovereignty and the Philippines has no access.

The barges almost certainly have been positioned to support or prepare for dredging and island building. The Chinese coast guard always is present “ostensibly” to police Chinese fishing boat and other activity. That is the same tactic the Chinese are using against Japan in the Senkakus. 

Syria

On Saturday, 3 September, the Turkish army made a second incursion into Syria. A rebel spokesman said that 30 tanks and 100 soldiers linked up with rebels at el Rai, just inside the Syrian border and 55 kilometers west of Jarablus. 

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that Turkish forces and Syrian rebels expelled the Islamic State (ISIL) from the last areas of the Syrian-Turkish border under their control on the 4th. “The Islamic State has lost its contact with the outside world after losing the remaining border villages…. Rebels and Islamist factions backed by Turkish tanks and warplanes” took control of several villages on the border “after IS withdrew from them, ending IS' presence on the border.”

An embedded journalist reported that 5,000 troops and rebel fighters are executing Operation Euphrates Shield.

President Erdogan told reporters, “We are there with Euphrates Shield; we are there to protect our border, to provide for our citizens’ safety of life and property, and to ensure Syria’s integrity…It is our wish that a terror corridor not be formed across our southern border.”

The Islamic State fighters abandoned el-Rai, as they abandoned Jarablus after the Turks began their operation on 24 August. The Turks are conducting a perception management operation against the Islamic State, as much as a combat operation. The Islamic State fighters always manage to escape Turks and had been receiving support and supplies from Turkey. Their position always depended on the support and supply infrastructure from Turkey.

The terror corridor is a reference to the Syrian Kurds, whose strategic objective was to link Syrian Kurds in Afrin with Syrian Kurds east of the Euphrates River. The latest Turkish incursion has blocked the Syrian Kurdish forces who began an offensive operation last week eastward from Afrin towards al Bab.

The Turkish incursion at Jarablus tied down the Syrian Kurds at Manbij. Instead of Islamic State forces holding a stretch of Syrian border, the Turkish army now holds it.

The Turkish operations in Syria and Northern Iraq is about destroying the Kurds, not about curbing the aspirations of ISIL.


18 comments:

  1. Outstanding international news digest! Especially the confirmation that Barry's mother was a whore. Love that Earl of Taint graphic, too. Shows Barack's true self.

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    1. This is first and foremost an educational blog.

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    2. Just got through that Hillary health video, and that's the best I've seen, too. Pretty compelling.

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    3. The doctor lays it out. Believe it or not. I think that she's got bigger trouble than what the mainstream media and her handlers present.

      To be fair, if America knew the state of declining health that President Reagan experienced following the assassination attempt, he should have stepped down. I liked Reagan a lot, but we need a president who is at the top of their game. In Obama's case, the bar was set exceptionally low, partly because he was black. I realized that's a racist statement, but it's true all the same. Ask ANY world leader. Obama has been a joke.

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    4. Apparently the fact that Obama's mother was a whore doesn't play well in the Philippines. Surprisingly it doesn't play well in his "native" Indonesia either.

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  2. Thanks for the round up.

    It looks as though things are hotting up in/around Aleppo. What's the extent of Erdogan's deal with Putin? You can take out the Kurds -- we take the country?

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    1. The Russians want to be respected as a great power. That, and they want their sphere of influence respected. It's a complicated situation for the US, which goads the Russians. Obama likes to lecture them and they believe him to be a "monkey", as many Russians have told me and as you point out on your blog from time to time.

      Turkey is part of NATO and the Russians would like to see them leave that organization, as pay-back for us incorporating the former Warsaw Pact into NATO.

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    2. I'm not a foreign policy expert, but I think "Obamka" ice cream is pretty telling, to say nothing of the "cutting boards."

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  3. Parkinson's disease. I wonder if our ol' buddy Julian Assange has a smoking gun on this which he will dump at a juicy moment during the remaining 60 days until the election. If this is true, she would immediately be seen as unelectable, even by the dumbest of the dumb (aka Democrats).

    For a weasel, I am liking Julian Assange more and more. Especially when his weaseliness is for once beneficial to the country. I just wonder if we are going to have a Tomahawk missile accident shortly which mistakenly takes out the Ecquadoran embassy in London.

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    1. I have no idea how the Hillary health issue will play out. Ever since the FBI folded, and didn't recommend an indictment when one was clearly called for, I can't read the tea leaves well enough. Maybe I should turn to casting chicken bones or runes? Or consult the I-Ching?

      We all have a big interest in how the country will be governed, but my faith falters. The big money and big corruption follows Clinton like a foul cloud, and I've seen what both can do. It made Barack president twice, and as unappealing and filthy as Hillary is, it might get her in. It just might. Even with leprosy.

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    2. The Hillary video was one of the best I've seen in stating, in a clear, methodical way what many of us have been noticing, but because we're not medical professionals, couldn't collate in such a viable manner as this. Let's hope it helps.

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  4. My younger brother passed away form complications with Parkinson's, and I do see the Beast having the same symptoms as Stephen. Her goal is to be the first female (never a lady) President. To hell with what is good for the country just what is good for her.

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  5. Excuse me while I cough, cough, cough, cough .....

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  6. The video was excellent and backs up what I've been saying for several months now.

    The international report is excellent, LL - and we thank you!

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  7. BO should have had the pilots start engines and go to Japan for the night, then home... Re Turkey, you're on the money. The Turks HATE the Kurds with a passion beyond belief!

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    1. Maybe to Japan or possibly just back to the US. Barack (a narcissist) doesn't understand that the entire world thinks that he's a joke and has hated him since he took office. They didn't want to tick off the US, but now, (whether Trump or Hillary) the next president won't care about Barack or his legacy.

      Hillary kisses Barack's butt for now, but the Clintons don't like Barack any more than Trump does.

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