NKorea Boasts: Can Now Nuke Mainland USA…

Christopher Woolf

North Korea says it launched a missile from a submarine. The country says the launch gives it a fully equipped nuclear attack capability and puts the U.S. mainland within striking distance. (Aug. 25) AP

The nation is celebrating its first successful test of a submarine-launched missile.

The country’s leader — Kim Jong Un — says the U.S. mainland is now within striking range of his nuclear weapons.

That sounds like a threat.

Joel Wit, a former U.S. nuclear negotiator with North Korea, says he’s concerned, but not worried. “Because — despite this success — we’re not within striking range of their nuclear weapons.”

The threat to the U.S. mainland does not yet exist; there’s no evidence North Korea has yet been able to miniaturize its nuclear weapons to fit into a warhead.

It’s also extremely unlikely they could get a submarine within range of the U.S. coast: The new North Korean missile only appears to have a range of about 600 miles. But Wit says there is cause for concern, “because this is just one more step in terms of steady progress that North Korea is making in building nuclear weapons and building missiles to deliver them.”

“I’m concerned, and I think it should be ongoing concern for everyone.” The biggest concern, says Wit, is that North Korea is working to develop a working Intercontinental Ballistic Missile, or ICBM. “If they get that thing working then they will be able to reach the United States, and that, of course, is a serious concern for all of us.”

He does not expect North Korea would use weapons like these aggressively, but he says they would seriously complicate relations. He says, for example, North Korea could threaten other countries in order to secure its objectives.

It could also complicate U.S. thinking when it comes to its assurances to allies like Japan and South Korea to defend them. Up to now, those promises were relatively simple, he says. But if North Korea could threaten the U.S. mainland, then that’s a whole different calculation.

Wit concludes, however, by saying he has some understanding of the North Korean concerns. The United States would like to see a unified Korea that’s democratic, “and if you’re North Korean, that would make you fairly nervous.”

London’s Muslim Mayor Who Banned Bikini Ads Blasts France Burkini Ban

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Here is an excellent example of Islamic thinking coupled with Islamic hypocrisy. The Muslim Mayor of London, who banned bikinis from transit advertisements, is in Paris blasting France’s ban of the deeply offensive, misogynist “burkini.”

The London Mayor called bikinis “body shaming,” but burkas and burkinis are really body shaming.

File this under the “hunchback who can’t see his own hunch.”

 

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“London Mayor Sadiq Khan hits out at French burkini ban during Paris visit,” The Telegraph, August 25, 2016:

Sadiq Khan has hit out at France’s “burkini ban” as he travelled to Paris to discuss  integration with his French counterpart.

The Mayor of London’s insisted no one had the right to tell women what they should wear after French police made a woman remove her burkini on a Nice beach on Wednesday. 

The case has fuelled the debate over the Islamic swimsuit ban, which has been implemented by a number of towns around France in the wake of a wave of terrorist attacks.

Police patrolling the promenade des anglais beach in Nice fine a woman for wearing a burkini

Police patrolling the promenade des anglais beach in Nice fine a woman for wearing a burkini Credit: Vantagenews.com

Mr Khan told the London Evening Standard: “I’m quite firm on this. I don’t think anyone should tell women what they can and can’t wear. Full stop. It’s as simple as that.

“I don’t think it’s right. I’m not saying we’re perfect yet, but one of the joys of London is that we don’t simply tolerate difference, we respect it, we embrace it, and we celebrate it.”

The controversial ban is being met with resistance and will come before France’s highest administrative court today.

London mayor Sadiq Khan speaks at the Halle Freyssinet, a future digital business incubator, in Paris

London mayor Sadiq Khan speaks at the Halle Freyssinet, a future digital business incubator, in Paris Credit: AP Photo/Michel Euler

The Human Rights League (LDH) is appealing a decision by a lower court in Nice which upheld a ban on the outfit by the town of Villeneuve-Loubet.

Mr Khan dded: “We’ve got to make sure that we don’t inadvertently give the impression of being complacent or arrogant because things aren’t perfect in London. If we want to do integration better, we can’t stand still.”

Speaking in Paris this morning he vowed that ties between London and Paris will become closer than ever despite the UK’s Brexit vote.

Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo, left, listens to London mayor Sadiq Khan

Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo, left, listens to London mayor Sadiq Khan Credit: AP Photo/Michel Euler

He met with his Parisian counterpart Anne Hidalgo for talks on trade, security and measures to tackle air pollution.

Mr Khan insisted that the French community in London would “always be welcome” amid concerns about the status of European Union citizens in the UK following the referendum result.

Mr Khan said: “London and Paris are two of the greatest commercial and cultural cities in the world and we have much to gain from working even closer together post-referendum.

“We have a thriving French community in London, who make a massive contribution to the economy and the vibrancy of our city, and I want to reassure them that they’ll always be welcome.

“I’m here in Paris to make it clear that London is open – open to the world, open to trade, open for new business ventures and collaborations, open to new ideas, new talent and people.

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Assange: WikiLeaks Will Be Releasing A Lot More Interesting Intel On Hillary Clinton

Dick Weed

no wonder they tried to send in an assassin recently (what, UK cops took 2 hrs to respond, hmmm)
George Hill  Jr

They were laundering drug money .. thru the CF … that is why. Lets say you want launder some / a lot of Drug money … drug guy gives you money … you give drug guy DOS contracts (billions now unaccounted for or misused ) and other things in return…(favors) (what ever) that is why the pvt server…had to be there…life or death decisions …these deals had to be closely monitored and decisions hidden or obfuscated… anyway back to the theory … drug guy gives you $$$ you give Drug guy get sensitive information they need/trade/sell …think SAP GAMMA… yeah CF/CGI perfect for that! … then be sure to have no GAAP audit.. you can put pure BS on you CF/CGI website but no certified audit.. so no one has a clue…how much drug money where it comes from or where it goes all hidden in a global charity with ties to US DOS and USAID… There can never be a true audit… because it might just reveal the truth …because no audit it is a fraud… and most likely a drug money laundering operation… It would mean death (no more money) of the CF/CGI and the end of others ….you know if you get involved in money laundering big TAX problems … if you get Drug money laundering ..its is much bigger DEA’s ..asset forfeiture up to 100%….all CF downers could lose 100% of their assets…just imagine. look at the downers list and think … if CF is a drug laundering op then think all could lose up to 100% of their assets from forfeiture ..no court just admin action…hummm if that happens and drug cartel lose all their assets …. required..only suspicion to size up to 100% … then think well if she were gone…would you sleep well … hummmmmmmmmmmmm- Maybe if she loses she and bill will just disappear…just saying ..

‘Godfather of extreme nationalism’ Clinton blames Putin for rising popularity of right-wing leaders

Published on Aug 26, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has lashed out at her Republican opponent. She focused her entire speech in Reno, Nevada, solely on why Americans shouldn’t vote for Donald Trump. All in all, his name was brought up almost 50 times in the half-hour address.

Jennifer Bestemianova

Hillary Clinton also blamed Alex Jones and Trump for part of her crimes, i believe her brain damage is driving her crazy
Joseph Hinojosa

Latinos For Trump 2016 fuck you lying crooked Hillary
proticalsonn

I am curious how many people are in the same room listening to her? Sounds like less than 100 people!
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Kohl

its even less. The only thing you can actually hear is pre recorded voices.
Annonymous User

She has no positive policies and is in her last dying hateful death spasm, blaming someone else for their demise instead of looking at herself in the mirror and blaming herself. The Clinton family in its entirety has not one redeeming quality. Not a single redeeming quality among them. A horrible hateful family.

Days after ISIS calls for baseball bat attacks, Muslim migrants attack truckers with bats in Calais

BY ROBERT SPENCER

“A new ISIS terror video has urged followers to use household goods to conduct jihad against the West….they are told to equip themselves with baseball bats…”

“The dashcam footage shows a group of men standing in between the branches and the lorry, armed with baseball bats and large sticks which they wave at the Flemish trucker.”

What a coincidence.

“Calais truckers fear for their lives as migrants armed with BASEBALL BATS attack them,” by Alix Culbertson, Express, August 24, 2016:

A THRONG of violent armed migrants have been filmed holding up a UK-bound lorry as they battled to scramble onboard vehicles in Calais.

Mountains of branches can be seen on the main road into the northern French port, blocking off the essential thoroughfare into Britain.

The dashcam footage shows a group of men standing in between the branches and the lorry, armed with baseball bats and large sticks which they wave at the Flemish trucker.

As the driver puts his foot down on the accelerator, one of the men hits the lorry’s cab.

Driver Marc Lombaerts, told Belgian media: “If I dared put my foot down, they immediately made it clear that they would strike the windshield.”

The terrifying incident emerged on the same day as a 37-year-old Ethiopian migrant was murdered and 15 others seriously injured during a “hugely violent” fight between rival UK-bound gangs from Sudan and Afghanistan.

The latest figures show the lawless Jungle camp in Calais has now increased its numbers to more than 9,000 migrants attempting to get to Britain, despite the demolition of most of the camp by French authorities….

A source close to the murder probe said: “As two gangs from Sudan and Afghanistan competed to get on to the motorway to stop the lorries a fight broke out.

“Weapons including knives and sharpened sticks were used and the situation got very violent. It was a hugely violent fight and there were similar disturbances in other parts of the road system.”…

“‘Use baseball bats, power drills and screwdrivers’: New ISIS propaganda video urges lone wolves to wield household objects to jihad against the West,” by Darren Boyle, MailOnline, August 22, 2016:

A new ISIS terror video has urged followers to use household goods to conduct jihad against the West.

In the video, self-radicalised jihadis are urged to follow example of Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel who used a rented truck to launch a devastating attack on Bastille Day celebrations in Nice killing 86 people.

During the film, terrorists are advised they do not require sophisticated weaponry or explosives to launch an attack.

Instead, they are told to equip themselves with baseball bats, power drills, screw drivers and even hypodermic syringes.

According to PJ Media, the new video – which lasts for almost 20 minutes – concentrates on the United States and France….

GERMAN GOVERNMENT PREPARING FOR “CIVIL UNREST”

Citizens panic buy food after warning of national catastrophe

AUGUST 25, 2016

Prominent political parties on both the left and right in Germany agree that the government is preparing for mass “civil unrest” that could arise out of the arrival of large numbers of immigrants or as a result of war.

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Many Germans expressed alarm after the German government advised them to ensure they had stockpiles of food and water that could last up to 10 days in the event of a national catastrophe, leading to panic buying and empty shelves.

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That warning formed part of the government’s new ‘Concept for Civil Defense’, further details of which were announced by Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere yesterday.

Both the Left Party and the right-wing Alternative for Germany party (AfD) reacted to the policy paper by asserting that it was part of plans for the militarization of law enforcement to deal with mass civil unrest.

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“If there are dangers, that threaten our country at that point, it is civil unrest, brought to us by unsatisfied refugees, who have been invited to our country by our government with wrong promises,” AfD spokesman Ronald Glaser told Sputnik.

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Glaser also drew attention to the panic buying of food that has swept parts of the country this week, remarking, “Germans take it seriously. They talk about it in public, and some stores seem to be sold out at the end of a day, which was unlikely to happen until now.”

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Striking a similar tone, the Left Party’s Ulla Jelpke said the government was also gearing up for “civil unrest, strikes and protests,” but that they would be caused by, “The inevitable consequences of ongoing aggressive foreign and neoliberal economic policies, which lead to an increasing impoverishment of many people.”

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Jelpke added that the plan was a sign that Germany was also preparing for a military confrontation with Russia in the near future.

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As we reported yesterday, the Czech government is also warming its citizens to “prepare for the worst” and stock up on food.

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Firearms sales and sales on non-lethal weapons are also exploding in Germany, France, Switzerland, Austria, and the Czech Republic.

Muslim intern refuses to remove headscarf, German mayor fires her on 1st day

The mayor of a German town fired a Muslim intern on her first day of work because she refused to take off her headscarf, local media reported.
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The 48-year-old woman had been hired for a project called ‘Perspectives for Refugees’ in the eastern town of Luckenwalde, Brandeburg, according to local paper Märkische Allgemeine. She was scheduled to work for six weeks.

However, the woman’s assignment with the town hall ended long before the scheduled date. In fact, she was fired on her very first day of work after refusing to remove a headscarf when asked, saying she did not want to do so in the presence of men.

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Mayor Elisabeth Herzog-von der Heide wasted no time in firing the Palestinian woman, stating that wearing a headscarf violated the religious neutrality of town hall.

“The Islamic headscarf is a means of expressing a religious worldview,” Herzog-von der Heide told German media on Wednesday, as quoted by The Local.

She admitted that the town hall should have asked the woman about her position on removing headscarves prior to hiring her, and vowed that it would do so in the future.

The abrupt sacking was criticized by Sven Petke, a representative in the state parliament from Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party.

“There are no legal grounds for this decision,” Petke said in a statement cited by Deutsche Welle, stressing that the German Constitutional Court had previously ruled that personal beliefs and their connection to certain items of clothing should not be viewed as a problem.

“That’s different from a crucifix on the wall,” he said.

On the other hand, the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party has praised the mayor.

“If the cross is not permitted in the rooms of the town hall, then there should not be special treatment for Muslims,” AfD state parliament representative Thomas Jung said in a statement.

“The mayor deserves respect and not scolding for her uncomfortable decision,” he added.

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It’s not the first time that Muslim headscarves have been at the center of heated debate in Germany.

In June, a Muslim law trainee won the right to wear a headscarf to work when a court ruled that there was no legal basis for the state of Bavaria to prevent her from doing so.

Last year, Germany’s Constitutional Court lifted a ban on female Muslim teachers wearing headscarves as long as it doesn’t lead to“disruption” at school.

The burqa has also received its fair share of criticism in Germany, with the country’s interior minister advocating a partial burqa ban earlier this month. Chancellor Angela Merkal has also said that a“completely covered” woman has almost “no chance of integrating”herself into German society.

Just days ago, a court in northwest Germany sided with school authorities in a lawsuit brought by a student who had been expelled from classes for wearing a full face veil.

Opinions about the influx of Muslim refugees in Germany are mixed, with many citizens criticizing Merkel for her open-door policy for those fleeing war and persecution.

Over one million asylum seekers arrived in Germany last year, most of whom hail from Syria, where a civil war has claimed the lives of over 250,000 people and displaced 12 million others since 2011, according to UN figures.