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1/13/2018 5:06:48 PM

Iran rejects Trump’s ‘fixes’ to nuclear deal, slams new sanctions

Published time: 13 Jan, 2018 11:36


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New sanctions imposed by Washington targeting Iranian businesses and officials are in violation of international law, and any “fixes” to the nuclear deal will be rejected, the Iranian Foreign Ministry said on Saturday.

In a statement published by the state-run IRNA news agency, the ministry said that Tehran would not accept any changes to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), “neither at present nor in the future,” emphasizing that it will “not take any measures beyond the commitments it has made” under the agreement. The targeting of one of the officials, judiciary chief Sadegh Amoli Larijani, “crossed the red line of international diplomacy and is against the basic principles of international law and a violation of bilateral and international commitments of the US”and would provoke a “fitting reaction” from Iran, the foreign ministry said in its statement.

President Donald Trump on Friday announced that he would for the last time waive economic sanctions that were lifted under the nuclear deal, while warning Washington’s European allies that the US would pull out of the accord if they did not fix its “terrible flaws.” Specifically, Trump called for the removal of the so-called “sunset clauses,” which allow Iran to gradually resume nuclear activities in the next decade. Trump’s ultimatum was also paired with fresh sanctions against Iran for alleged human rights abuses and ballistic missile development. Under the new sanctions regime, the Treasury Department will target 14 officials, businessmen and companies from Iran, China and Malaysia, freezing any assets they have in the US.

On Saturday the Russian Foreign Ministry said that it took a“rather negative” view of Trump’s Friday announcement, warning that Washington’s commitment to the nuclear deal should not be taken for granted and calling on the international community to protect the accord.

The 2015 nuclear accord was signed by the US, Britain, France, Germany, China and Russia, lifting economic sanctions against Iran in exchange for limitations on its nuclear program.

Trump has previously described the nuclear agreement as “the worst deal ever negotiated,” but the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has repeatedly stated that all nuclear-related commitments undertaken by Iran under the JCPOA have been implemented, stressing that Tehran is subject to the “world’s most robust nuclear verification regime” and that so far the IAEA has“had access to all locations it needed to visit.”

The deal will be re-assessed by Trump in May.


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1/13/2018 5:34:43 PM

$21 Trillion Mystery, Obama Defense Department Secret Spending Exposed As Trump Audit Begins

Posted by | Jan 12, 2018 |

DoD officials scramble to explain $21 trillion in missing funds as audit starts.

For most businesses, an audit is a yearly thing. They bring in an outside source to go through the books and make sure the way they record activities within the business are on the up and up. This is also a way to quickly find and correct errors. The benefit of on-going audits and the attached accountability seems to have been lost on the Department of Defense. They have avoided any accounting as far as backing up their often out of control spending, they merely never allowed anyone to audit their books.

Decades of avoiding an audit ended as President Trump entered the White House. The president ordered a full review of each part of the Department of Defense including all of the armed services and the Pentagon. This audit is now in full swing and employs 1200 outside auditors. They are already tackling $21 trillion in secret spending that slipped passed the Obama White House.

It is not clear this early in the audit if the $21 trillion is missing or if it was recorded wrong. The Army has already stepped forward to share that there were issues with the way they recorded and tracked property. At one point, there were missing $830 million worth of helicopters.

The helicopters were not, in fact, missing; they just were not entered into the right computer. One might hope that it would be a priority to keep track of expensive equipment like a state of the art helicopter, but this seemed to be of little concern to the Army. Perhaps years of free-spending left them with the feeling like they were not so concerned with where everything ended up since they could just buy more. The 39 UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters just did not raise an eyebrow as they went missing.

Mysterious spending from the Army may become one of the most significant issues of the audit. The current audit is looking at documents from 1998 to 2015. They have already looked at 13 of those years for the Army and found that there were $11.5 trillion in unexplained adjustments made to the budget.

The Army is not the only part of the armed services coming under suspicion. While the Army could not keep track of their helicopters, the Air Force lost full-sized buildings. They did not correctly record 478 buildings and structures that are currently a part of 12 bases. This means the buildings were bought but never owned according to their records.

Between the Army losing helicopters and the Air Force not being able to find a building on their base, it seems part of the problems with the lack of audits is tied to the Department of Defense not taking responsibility for its property or real estate holdings.

As if the issues with missing helicopters and buildings is not enough, the armed forces have also lost people in the mix. It seems that the systems that they use to track both those enlisted and civilian employees are not what it should be. To put it bluntly, there is no real system that all of the DoD uses to track where any single employee is at a given time.

According to the World Economic Forum, the DoD is “…the largest employer in the world with some 3.2 million members on its payroll and $2.4 trillion in assets but has never administered a full audit.” Of the 3.2 million members, there are currently 44,000 listed as being in an unknown status. These are active service members that the military records have essentially lost.

These are not employees that are serving in some top secret capacity. These are also not service members that have been deployed. At one point, the system that was tracking some of the employees ran into an issue with information not being entered at all. The people entering data about employee assignments just did not add all the required information. The solution for these errors was not to find out where the workers were, but instead, enter a code that meant the system had no idea where they were. It is more than a little unsettling to realize the armed services were not able to locate their own employees.

The take away for the early stages of the audit seems to focus on the lack of skill the military applies to tracking everything under its control. It is no wonder they have lost 44,000 employees who may be on the move. They have not figured out how to keep track of 478 buildings that have never moved.


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1/13/2018 6:07:08 PM

‘BEYOND ANY SHADOW OF DOUBT’ North Korea to ‘start WW3 triggering Rapture in April’

NORTH Korea will start World War 3 and trigger the Rapture in April “beyond any shadow of a doubt” in April, it has been claimed. David Meade, a self-style Christian Bible code decipherer, has said we are in the “midnight of the end of days”.

By JON AUSTIN



Fundamentalist Christians believe there will be a Rapture and seven years of Tribulation with apocalyptical conditions on Earth when the Antichrist rises before the Second Coming of Christ and true believers are saved by God.

Mr Meade is among them and has spent 20 years trying to unlock hidden messages about our future in verses from the Bible.

He claims the “unfolding” chain of events began with a sign in the heavens during the August 21 total solar eclipse.

Writing on conspiracy theory website PlanetXnews.com, Mr Meade said: “I am the best natural code breaker you’ll find on the topic of Biblical eschatology, which I’ve studied for 20 years.

“What I’m revealing here people have searched for over a period of centuries. “My book The End of Days tells the entire story. It is midnight and this is the Midnight Cry.

“By early April of 2018, the disappearance of the Church (all true Christians worldwide also known as the Rapture) will occur.

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North Korea will star WW3 in April, and it is written in the Bible, claims David Meade.


“This will be followed quickly by the rise of the Antichrist, the appearance of Planet X and World War III.”

Planet X or Nibiru is a mythical mini star system that believers claim orbits our sun every 3,600 years.

The theory claims when it passes our planet its gravitational force cause huge volcanoes, tidal waves and a polar shift.

Mr Meade said: “Seven years of Tribulation will ensue.

“This is beyond any shadow of a doubt.

“Notice I’m not setting an exact day or time, only a season of time, but a definite season of time–spring of 2018.”

Mr Meade claims US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel was part of the process.

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1/14/2018 9:53:35 AM

North Korea Plans to Defeat the U.S. Army in a War. Here's How.



Normal military doctrine says that an attacker should outnumber the defender by at least three to one at the point of attack.

But since when is North Korea normal? The Korean People's Army (KPA) believes that it only needs to amass a two to one edge on the battlefield to defeat U.S. and South Korean troops. What's more, North Korea seems to believe that it can win using the same tactics that Chinese troops successfully employed in the Korean War.

"The DPRK [Democratic People's Republic of Korea] believes that the average KPA soldier is physically, mentally, militarily, and politically better trained and prepared for war than any individual soldier the North Korean will meet on the battlefield.... With this type of mental indoctrination, it is likely that many KPA military personnel would rather fight to the death than surrender," says a U.S. Army study of North Korean tactics. The study, titled "Threat Tactics Report: North Korea," was published in October 2015 by the U.S. Army's Training and Doctrine Command.

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"The KPA's doctrine is based on five fundamental principles of war: surprise attack, mass and dispersion, increased maneuverability, cunning and personified tactics, and secure secrets," according to the U.S. Army. Perhaps mindful of the static and inconclusive trench warfare that characterized the second half of the Korean War, North Korea will strive to keep a second conflict mobile, keeping the enemy off balance. North Korea troops will operate dispersed but then mass for quick offensives, exploiting nighttime and covered terrain to achieve surprise, as well as special forces to surprise the enemy and seize key points. Curiously, for such a rigidly disciplined society, the North Korea army "emphasizes to its leaders to use its initiative and aggressiveness with no hesitation."

North Korean doctrine spans several types of offensive operations, most of which are standard for most armies, but two of which are particularly interesting. One is infiltration operations: a corps-sized offensive will will attempt to filter almost a division's worth of troops through U.S. and South Korean lines. "In an infantry corps-level operation, approximately two-thirds of the light infantry brigade and sniper brigade or a total of eight battalions may be given the mission to conduct raids on key targets in the enemy's rear—artillery positions, vital chokepoints on major roads, or command posts," the U.S. Army study notes. "This focus on infiltration continues down to all levels: four of six companies from the division light infantry battalion at the division level, one regular infantry company in each regiment, and one regular infantry platoon in each battalion may all receive infiltration missions."

A "besetment" operation involves surrounding an enemy strong point in order to inflict maximum casualties. "There are four types of besetments: front and one flank; front and two flanks; front and rear; and front, rear, and two flanks," the U.S. Army study notes. "No matter what type of besetment is chosen, indirect fire will attempt to seal any enemy side not covered by the direct fire."

Offensive tactics that emphasize constant infiltration into the enemy's rear and surrounding enemy strong points? Does this sound familiar? Consider this passage from Bevin Alexander's The Future of Warfare on Chinese tactics in the Korean War:

The Chinese tried whenever possible to infiltrate through enemy positions in order to plant a roadblock on the supply line, in hopes of inducing the enemy to retreat to regain contact with the rear. If UN forces stayed in position, the roadblocks still were useful in cutting off escape routes and supply.

In infiltration and assaults against front-line positions, the Chinese moved largely at night to avoid air strikes and reduce aerial observation. In attacks they tried to isolate individual outposts, usually platoons, by striking at the fronts, while at the same time attempting to outflank them. The purpose was to defeat forces in detail by gaining local superiority.

Will 1950s tactics work today? When North Korean and American last met in open battle, it was seventy years ago and the Communists only faced poorly trained American and South Korean conscripts armed with World War II weapons. Today they would face professional American soldiers and well-trained South Korea conscripts. The cloak of night that concealed their movements in 1950 will be pierced by night vision sensors, radar and spy satellites. Mass attacks will be met by precise firepower from smart weapons. Perhaps the North Koreans haven't adapted to the twenty-first century. The question will be, how well has the U.S. military?

Michael Peck is a contributing writer for the National Interest. He can be found on Twitter and Facebook.

Image: Reuters


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1/14/2018 10:16:54 AM

Ambassador Collects $13 Billion From U.S. Then Audaciously Blasts President For False Words

Posted by | Jan 13, 2018 |

Clinton corruption with Haitian officials is the real story.

While liberals in the media and Haitian officials condemned comments allegedly made by President Donald Trump, leftists are conveniently overlooking the major Clinton Foundation scandal some took part in.

On Thursday, the media lost its mind following a report that Trump said he didn’t want to give immigration protections to people from “s**thole” counties such as Haiti and Africa.

The White House has denied Trump ever made such comments, but that didn’t stop Haiti’s Ambassador to the United States Paul Altidor – who has taken $13 billion in aid from the U.S. – from condemning Trump despite admitting he didn’t even speak with anyone at the White House to see if the report was true.

But if people are going to be upset about anything involving Haiti, it should be the Clinton Foundation scandal following the devastating earthquake nearly a decade ago.

As a matter of fact, no two individuals have enjoyed more power than the Clintons following the catastrophic Jan. 12, 2010 earthquake, where credible reports suggest the Clinton family exploited the opportunity to pocket tens of millions of dollars.

The Clintons have a special relationship with Haiti.

As reported by the New York Post, the Clintons encouraged other nations to invest millions of dollars in the donations to the Clinton Foundation to help with recovery efforts in Haiti, but $20 million went “off the books” without any questions being asked.

The Post reports:

“The little-known Haiti Development Fund, an LLC incorporated in Delaware in August 2010, was created by the Clinton Foundation with an initial endowment of $20 million from shady Canadian mining mogul Frank Giustra and Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim.

The Fund was supposed to supply desperately needed seed money to Haitian entrepreneurs after an earthquake devastated the country in January 2010.

But The Post found only one project that it funded with a fraction of the start-up cash.”

The Clintons have a history of taking money for political favors.

The Post reported that several top Haiti officials were likely involved in the scandal, with other reports suggesting former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton used some of the money to pay for Chelsea Clinton’s wedding.

While Trump has denied the latest claims from the media, there’s actual substantial evidence to suggest that the Clinton Foundation exploited the Haiti earthquake to funnel money from foreign nations into their own coffers.

There’s your real scandal, not some unverified claims from Democrats that Trump said something mean.

Source: True Pundit


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