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US Greenlights Missiles To Finland…What Could Go Wrong?

Posted by M. C. on November 12, 2022

The Nuclear Family

The Ron Paul Liberty Report…what-could-go-wrong.html

The US government announced that it’s sending half a billion dollars worth of guided multiple launch rocket systems near Finland’s border with Russia. The escalation and out-of-control spending continues. The Pentagon argues that the move will “support the foreign policy and national security of the United States.” Also today, US HIMARS missiles are said to have hit a major dam in Ukraine and US progressives have found a new foreign policy home…with the neocons!

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North Korea Launches New Missiles

Posted by M. C. on May 9, 2019

Between John Bolton, war games on their doorstep and what happened to Qaddafi and Hussein after they agreed to de-nuke can you blame Kim?

Short range…Why is this a US problem?

China doesn’t want thousands of NK refugees. N Korea could use some help on re-unification. At least they are trying. Japan is busy grabbing it’s ankles for Uncle.

By Paul D. Shinkman

North Korea on Thursday launched two short-range missiles, marking the second weapons test in less than a week and further straining U.S.-led efforts toward denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula.

The South Korean joint chiefs of staff announced the launch in a statement, saying the missiles were fired from the northwest city of Kusong and traveled roughly 260 miles to the east. American negotiators are currently in South Korea for discussions on how to break the impasse following two high-level summits between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that failed to secure any lasting changes.

The launch comes less than a week after North Korea fired several short-range missiles on Saturday, the first such weapons test since November 2017. Trump has previously cited North Korea’s lull in missile and nuclear tests as evidence that his outreach to the Hermit Kingdom was proving successful.

North Korea’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Thursday defended Saturday’s launch as a “routine and self-defensive military drill.” A spokesman said the test was “nothing more than part of the regular military training, and it has neither targeted anyone nor led to an aggravation of [the] situation in the region.” In a separate statement, North Korean state media reported that the missiles did not threaten the U.S., South Korea or Japan and dropped into North Korean-controlled waters.

Analysts say the missile trajectory and the distance it traveled were not indicative of ballistic weapons.

The North Korean statement condemned the continuation of joint U.S.-South Korean military exercises in the region, which Kim has repeatedly condemned as provocative “war games.”…

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Is a Korean Missile Crisis Ahead?

Posted by M. C. on March 11, 2017

Some 300,000 South Korean and 15,000 U.S. troops have begun their annual Foal Eagle joint war exercises that run through April. “The two sides are like two accelerating trains coming toward each other with neither side willing to give way,” says Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, “Are (they) really ready for a head-on collision?”

This set-off alarms in China. For while THAAD cannot shoot down Scuds on the DMZ, its radar can detect missile launches inside China, thereby, says Beijing, imperiling her deterrent.

For accepting THAAD, China has imposed sanctions on Seoul and promised the U.S. a commensurate strategic response. Minister Wang’s proposal for resolving the crisis: The U.S. and Seoul cancel the exercises and North Korea suspends the nuclear and missile tests.

Gen. James Mattis’ warning last month was unambiguous: Read the rest of this entry »

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North Korea says missiles were drill for strike on US bases

Posted by M. C. on March 7, 2017

In separate phone calls, Trump — whose rhetoric on the campaign trail had raised doubts about the issue — reaffirmed Washington’s “ironclad commitment” to Japan and South Korea.

The US will demonstrate to Pyongyang that there were “very dire consequences” for its actions, the White House said in a statement. Read the rest of this entry »

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“Putting Iran on Notice”—Stop Acting Like A Sovereign Country?

Posted by M. C. on February 3, 2017

Ignoring the legal nuances, much of the commentary in the United States about Iran’s activity is both belligerent and inaccurate. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker (R-TN) calls the latest missile test a “violation” of the UN Security Council resolution. House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD) stated that the Iranian test “ought to be a reminder …that [Iran] continues to flout international laws…” U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley says the world should be “alarmed” by the test. Former ambassador Mark D. Wallace, head of United Against a Nuclear Iran, labels the test “an unacceptable act of aggression.”

More government lies. Much ado about the wrong things.

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