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World War III’s Newest Battlefield – Original

Posted by M. C. on February 10, 2020

Russia’s military budget is 1-20% of the US.

We build F-35s that don’t work and Ford class carriers that can’t launch aircraft. Iraq and Afghanistan have fought US to stanstill

Russia builds weapons that take out carriers and aircraft instead of building them.

Who would win?

In early March, an estimated 7,500 American combat troops will travel to Norway to join thousands of soldiers from other NATO countries in a massive mock battle with imagined invading forces from Russia. In this futuristic simulated engagement – it goes by the name of Exercise Cold Response 2020 – allied forces will “conduct multinational joint exercises with a high-intensity combat scenario in demanding winter conditions,” or so claims the Norwegian military anyway. At first glance, this may look like any other NATO training exercise, but think again. There’s nothing ordinary about Cold Response 2020. As a start, it’s being staged above the Arctic Circle, far from any previous traditional NATO battlefield, and it raises to a new level the possibility of a great-power conflict that might end in a nuclear exchange and mutual annihilation. Welcome, in other words, to World War III’s newest battlefield.

For the soldiers participating in the exercise, the potentially thermonuclear dimensions of Cold Response 2020 may not be obvious. At its start, Marines from the United States and the United Kingdom will practice massive amphibious landings along Norway’s coastline, much as they do in similar exercises elsewhere in the world. Once ashore, however, the scenario becomes ever more distinctive. After collecting tanks and other heavy weaponry “prepositioned” in caves in Norway’s interior, the Marines will proceed toward the country’s far-northern Finnmark region to help Norwegian forces stave off Russian forces supposedly pouring across the border. From then on, the two sides will engage in – to use current Pentagon terminology – high-intensity combat operations under Arctic conditions (a type of warfare not seen on such a scale since World War II).

And that’s just the beginning. Unbeknownst to most Americans, the Finnmark region of Norway and adjacent Russian territory have become one of the most likely battlegrounds for the first use of nuclear weapons in any future NATO-Russian conflict. Because Moscow has concentrated a significant part of its nuclear retaliatory capability on the Kola Peninsula, a remote stretch of land abutting northern Norway – any U.S.-NATO success in actual combat with Russian forces near that territory would endanger a significant part of Russia’s nuclear arsenal and so might precipitate the early use of such munitions. Even a simulated victory – the predictable result of Cold Response 2020 – will undoubtedly set Russia’s nuclear controllers on edge.

To appreciate just how risky any NATO-Russian clash in Norway’s far north would be, consider the region’s geography and the strategic factors that have led Russia to concentrate so much military power there. And all of this, by the way, will be playing out in the context of another existential danger: climate change. The melting of the Arctic ice cap and the accelerated exploitation of Arctic resources are lending this area ever greater strategic significance.

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Norway Sends a Message: “Mass Murders R Us!”

Posted by M. C. on June 1, 2019

Gary North

The murderer of 77 people in Norway was just given a maximum sentence: 21 years in prison.

That’s 13 weeks per victim.

He becomes eligible for parole in 10 years. If he shapes up and gets out, that’s a little over six weeks per victim.

After reviewing these figures, I decided to write an ad for Norway’s Tourism Bureau.

Mass Murder at a Discount Price for Volume

Would you like to gun down a lot of people? Do it in Norway. The price is right!

No matter how many people you kill, if you do it in one huge shooting spree, it’s one low price! Think of Norway as the Sam’s Club of murder, the Costco of the morgue.

Our region is called the land of the midnight sun. With all those extra hours of sunlight in summer, you can shoot, shoot, shoot till your heart’s content.

The convicted killer hated Muslims. So, he shot liberals who let Muslims into Norway. This was indirect. But don’t worry. You can shoot the real thing, too. Muslims are all over Norway.

But don’t think this offer is limited to Muslim-haters. Norway is an equal-opportunity nation. Jew-haters are welcome, too. Do you hate Jews in general? Norwegian Jews are as eligible as any others. Shoot them where you get a real bargain.

Remember: hunting season is open all year-round. There are no quotas. Pick a group. Bag as many as you like for the same low price.

No hunting license is required.

Get here before the law is changed. Don’t look back some day and think, “I could have killed dozens of them! Maybe hundreds!”

This is an opportunity of a lifetime. (Unless you’re a target.)

If this sounds as though Norway’s legal system is in need of reform, you may be ready for my book, Victim’s Rights. Download a free copy here.

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Immigration and the Deep State – Taki’s Magazine

Posted by M. C. on January 18, 2018

That explains much of the frenzy of the response to Trump’s comparison of Norway with Haiti. For Washington to rule the world, America can’t be allowed to rule itself…

Last Thursday, Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) scheduled a meeting with the president to try to trick him into supporting their politically suicidal immigration bill. To their dismay, however, when they arrived they found that Trump had also invited realist immigration experts such as Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR), Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), and the president’s speechwriter Stephen Miller.

In the ensuing debate, Durbin and Graham were demolished. So Durbin, his plot foiled, tried the underhanded ploy of asserting to the press, perhaps inaccurately, that Trump had used the now-notorious vulgarity to characterize Haiti.

Of course, Haiti ranks 163rd on the U.N.’s Human Development Index while Norway ranks first, so, as usual, what drives the establishment most crazy about Trump is his tendency to tell the rough truth. Read the rest of this entry »

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Norwegian leaders want to know why US Marines are stationed in the country

Posted by M. C. on October 29, 2017

I think it has something to do with building global empire using governments that willingly allow themselves to become dependent sock puppets.

Opposition leaders in Norway have asked Prime Minister Erna Solberg’s center-right government to explain the precise role of U.S. Marines stationed on a rotating basis in the country.

The presence of the 330-strong Marine Corps unit forms part of expanding cooperation between Norwegian and U.S. forces, particularly in the area of joint multibranch exercises in the Arctic region’s High North close to Norway’s border with Russia.

Fundamentally, the leaders of the Center, Socialist Left and leftist Red parties want the government to clarify what status and long-term operating role U.S. forces will have in Norway

“There has been no real debate about the role of U.S. forces. There is concern that we may be looking at a significant shift in Norwegian defense policy without an informed debate,” said Audun Lysbakken, leader of the Socialist Left party.

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How Trading Renewable Energy Will Grow the Industry | The Daily Bell

Posted by M. C. on September 5, 2017

The commentators aren’t buying it.

The plan? To allow the UK and Norway to import and export natural power sources. The UK could import 1400 megawatts of electricity, enough to power over 750,000 homes. Norway will benefit from wind energy exported from the UK in a scheme that’s both intelligent and efficient. Read the rest of this entry »

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