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Mock evacuation drills were conducted at an elementary school in Japan in case of NK missle attack.


http://www.kcra.com/article/giggles-go-silent-as-japan-holds-missile-attack-drill-north-korea/9145712

This 2nd article is more in-depth:

http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/japan-holds-first-north-korea-missile-evacuation-drill
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I would like to believe that invading North Korea with (foreign) investments could avoid a major war. Every North Korean producing things like geigercounters, solarpanels etc. With more democratic rights in the factory than outside it would undermine the NK elite. That elite could get some security to avoid "unwanted actions" and to get out of the crisis. 

Most states have police that can deal with hostage situations. Weapons are persuation, patience, the determination that violence will make things even worse. 

https://www.rt.com/news/381205-syria-mosque-strike-pentagon/ When Russia and Iran have to start believing Israel and the US are coordinating their actions inside Syria (and against Iran) this is a further escalation. Saudi Arabia is already involved in wars with Iran in Yemen and Syria-openly support by Israel and the US (and Pakistan in KSA) is "bad news".
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Further links on North Korea

Yonhap is a South Korean press agency. 

http://en.people.cn/n3/2017/0318/c90000-9192116.html The Peoples Daily is the news-outlet of the (ruling) Chinese Communist Party. From this article, US-China trade gives the US 2.6 milion jobs. Trumps aproach of North Korea reminds China of the Bush policies-nothing new; negotiations work better; NK stopped its Yongbyonnuclear facilities (due to talks) in 2007. 

King Salman also visits China http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/gulf/2017/03/15/King-Salman-visits-China-his-fifth-Asian-destination.html (DJ) Oil-talks will be on the agenda; China spreads its energy dependency over several countries. Saudi Arabia may exchange Chinese weapons for Saudi oil ? Also Yemen, Syria will be "touched" to get "better understanding of eachothers views". China would like to "improve relations" with the Arab world for economic and strategic reasons (China is working on a navy base in Djibouti, plays a role in the Yemen-war but does not want to "close doors"; good relations with Iran should not interfere Saudi-China relations. Pakistan has good relations with both China and Saudi Arabia.)

Both South Korea and the US are in a political crisis wich makes the situation much more difficult. Trump should give Merkel a big hug instead of having difficulties with shaking hands with her. The US needs the EU (and v.v.). http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-03-17/trump-obama-wiretap-question-gestures-merkel-and-says-least-we-have-something-common  

http://www.veteranstoday.com/2017/03/16/neo-north-korea-the-grand-deception/ has an article from https://www.nlg.org/ in wich it is stated that North Korea has a right to develop and test weapons of mass destruction just like other countries have that right. North Korea wants peace with the South-reunification-and an end of US presence. From the North Korean state media https://kcnawatch.co/newstream/1489825903-45059311/u-s-hostile-policy-toward-dprk-is-bound-to-go-bust-rodong-sinmun/ Another Chinese view http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1038239.shtml#.WMwLHTr74I4.facebook

The North-Korea crisis is created by the US to have an excuse for military pressence in East Asia-is the view of North Korea, and proberbly also a bit more China and other countries may look at it. (DJ; this is not my view, but there are more views on NK than just the western ones. )

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http://en.people.cn/n3/2017/0319/c90000-9192222.html The Chinese president Xi did meet US foreign secretary Tillerson. Xi may visit the US in April. 

https://www.rt.com/news/381277-north-korea-engine-test/ North Korea keeps preparing rocket (=ICBM) technology. 

(DJ) The discussion is on how to react on North Korea's choices. Bejing wants to keep lines of communication open eventhough they are very unhappy with wath NK is doing. The US claims that talking is useless. I doubt if there is someone in the Pentagon seriously considering military unilateral US action against NK. Simply put, military action against NK means major war. 

At present in my opinion there is a serious risk of escalation due to miscommunications. A NK missile-test could be seen as an attack on Japan or South Korea. Navy ships could end up in the wrong place causing violence. 



http://www.veteranstoday.com/2017/03/18/will-russia-allow-the-nuclear-attacks-on-syria-that-trump-and-israel-have-planned-go-on/ There have been rumours of usage of small nuclear weapons from 2003 (US may have used an N-bomb on Saddam Hoessein Airport near Bagdad against Revolutionary Guards elite forces. KSA may have used nuclear weapons in Yemen. Depleted uranium also can give radio-active traces.)


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The US is working with Al Queda and IS terrorists against Russia in Syria. Renaming terrorists, calling them "moderate" makes things worse.




Turkey on the side of Russia and Iran on the Kurdish issue;

Turkey, Iran, Iraq consider counter-measures over Kurdish referendum

Turkey, Iran and Iraq have agreed to consider counter-measures against Kurdish northern Iraq over a planned independence referendum, Turkey’s state-run Anadolu news agency said on Thursday. In a joint statement, the foreign ministers of the three countries voiced concerns that the referendum would endanger gains Iraq has made against Islamic State, and reiterated worries of potential new conflicts in the region. The report gave no details of the possible measures but said the ministers, who were in New York attending the UN General Assembly, called on the international community to intervene. Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has threatened to impose sanctions against Kurdish northern Iraq. Turkish troops are also carrying out military exercises near the border. (Reuters)

http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2017/09/21/535941/Iran-leader-trump

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-09-21/south-korea-unexpectedly-approves-aid-pyongyang-north-korea-calls-trump-barking-dog

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-09-20/never-forget-us-government-has-known-history-using-false-flags

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-09-20/pepe-escobar-unmasks-trump-doctrine-carnage-new-axis-evil

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has, in fact, developed an unassailable argument on the nuclear negotiations. He says the deal – which the P5+1 and the IAEA all agree is working – could be used as a model elsewhere. German chancellor Angela Merkel concurs. But, Rouhani says, if the US suddenly decides to unilaterally pull out, how could the North Koreans possibly be convinced it’s worth their while to sit down to negotiate anything with the Americans ?

(DJ; Trump should realize that international support for more US wars is "very limited". In fact Russia-China-whit Pakistan-Iran-Turkey as allies-are the new "superpower". The "petro-US-$-days" are over.)


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http://www.moonofalabama.org/2017/09/syria-us-centcom-declares-war-on-russia.html#




Russia, Syria, Iran have noticed several times that the US is "working" with IS, renaming IS as SDF etc. Shelling pro-Assad forces from SDF positions-killing a Russian general https://syria.liveuamap.com/en/2017/24-september-rumors-that-general-of-5th-russian-army-valeriy

DJ-This is a very serious escalation. Hope there is some (in)direct contact to de-escalate.
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Trump has really backed himself into a corner with North Korea

he TALKS tough
they test fire a missile
he TALKS tougher
they fire a missile over Japan
he keeps TALKING
they test a nuclear device
he really really really TALKS tough
and they fire another missile over Japan
but now he is seriousLOL
and NK threatens to test a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific

the fatal flaw with tough TALK
is that sooner or later you HAVE to act
either that or go home with yer tail tween yer legs
guess which Trump is most likely to do ???
he is really losing face on this issue
“The point of modern propaganda isn’t only to misinform or push an agenda. It is to exhaust your critical thinking, to annihilate truth.” Gary Kasparov
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Will the US-Russia-Iran-China confrontation be in Syria ?

or Korea ?

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-09-25/watch-live-north-korean-foreign-minister-calls-impromptu-press-conferenceNorth Korea's foreign minister says Trump's latest statement was "a declaration of war" against his country...

"North Korea has the right to shoot down U.S. warplanes as part of its right to self-defense under the United Nations charter."

 

"all options are on the table for North Korean response..."

 

"The whole world should clearly remember it was the US who first declared war on our country," Ri said to reporters in New York as quoted by Reuters.


Pepe Escobar;

CRUCIAL NORTH KOREA UPDATE

DPRK’s Foreign Minister Ri Yong-Ho became an overnight sensation at the UN. His speech was sharp as a Javanese kris, containing the immortal line that it was now “all the more inevitable” that the DPRK’s rockets would “visit” the US mainland.

This guy is a seasoned pro - the son of Ri Myong-je, a former editor of the state KCNA news agency. He was also deputy chief of staff to Kim Jong-il (when I visited the DPRK 7 years ago, that was the case). He also studied English at Pyongyang University of Foreign Studies.

If the Trump Doctrine axis of evil scam were really interested in diplomacy, they would have arranged a [secret] meeting between Ri and T.Rex. As far as we know, nothing happened.

But then watch the REAL action taking place this coming week. Not via Ri, but via Choe Son Hui. She is director-general of the North Korean Foreign Ministry's North American department, in charge of relations with the US. And guess where she’s going? RUSSIA.

She will be discussing the Korean Peninsula drama with Russian ambassador-at-large Oleg Burmistrov.

Go back to one of my Asia Times columns a few days ago describing the Russia-China strategy to deal with the DPRK; stability and connectivity. You won’t read anything remotely similar all across Western corporate media. It’s all there. I will be following the Choe-Burmistrov meeting closely. Stay tuned.


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https://www.debka.com/palestinian-gunman-shoots-dead-4-israelis-har-adar/

https://syria.liveuamap.com/en/2017/26-september-fares-shehabi-government-mp-for-aleppo-on-how How can US backed SDF move over 50 kilometer via IS territory without a fight ? 


https://www.rt.com/news/404589-russian-airstrikes-idlib-terrorists/ When the Syrian army reached Deir el Zur (with Russian-Iran-Hezbollah aid) "moderate al nusra (=al quada) rebels" attacked the Syrian army. Russian airstrikes stopped these (US coordinated) attacks. 

DJ; more or less a news black out. But escalation may be in full swing. 
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Venezuela;
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-09-27/maduro-generals-prepare-war-criminal-empire-us

Korea;






DJ; the basic-maybe 200 year old conflict is about the US moving west, Russia and China moving east. Russian America https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_America became "Alaska"(a.o.).
NATO moved east after the end of the Soviet Union, even into Afghanistan close to the Russia/China borders. Syria/Iraq is just the latest-Korean conflict is over a 100 years old (Japan took Korea in 1910

NApolean moved into Russia, the NAzi's did, now NAto want another war...

Only talks can end the conflicts-the "military solution" may kill us all.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndD1kmY8_oI Israeli News Live-with links

Articles like http://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/news/u-s-national-news/1343-very-bad-news-i-m-sorry-to-have-to-deliver-this and http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-09-30/truth-about-nuclear-proliferation-and-north-korea show a total inability of the US to understand the problem. North Korea has to give up something, the US can keep making threats-stay in South Korea. 

In Syria https://syria.liveuamap.com/ the US is blocking an offensive of the Assad-government forces to the eastern part of Syria. The US is again accused of transporting IS fighters to fight against the Assad fighters, renaming tribes that were part of IS as SDF-taking over parts of eastern Syria from IS without a fight. 

http://www.moonofalabama.org/2017/09/by-the-grace-of-israel-the-barzani-clan-and-kurdish-independence.html#more The Kurdish question created a big gap between the US and Turkey. Kurdish leaders know they have to do a balancing act-Turkey, Iraq, Iran and now Syria do not want a "Kurdish State", the US want to use the Kurds to do the US dirty work. The US in history can be held responsible for (support of) genocide on the Kurds (by selling weapons to Turkey, Iraq, Iran under the Shah). The best chances for the Kurds are in talks with regional governments for a form of self-rule inside other countries. Oil is a curse for the Kurds-the US is NOT their friend, Russia may be a better bet loking at history. 

https://www.rt.com/news/405185-hezbollah-kurdistan-region-partition/ The US want the SDF to take over eastern Syria and start there own anti-Assad, anti-Iran state. Russia can not allow that to happen. The outcome could be that Syrian Arab Army (Assad) , with Hezbollah, PMU-Iraq (pro-Iran), Iran and Russia will attack SDF after the war with IS or if the SDF hinders the Assad-offensive to much. Turkey  (still a NATO-member) could start shooting at US planes in an operation-with Iran-against Kurds.

For North Korea-Rex Tillerson was in China to see their point of view-room to move. Russia and China see the US position on North Korea also as an anti Russia-China action. 

The US is west of Russia in the Baltics, Ukraine, south-west of Russia and China in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan. India would not have problems with China without US support-the South China Sea is a US-China problem, and then to the east North Korea ? The US is NOT the agressor ? 

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https://www.rt.com/on-air/405177-barcelona-poll-referendum-catalonia/ After Catalunya, Bretagne https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brittany wants to have a referendum. The Basks, Corsica, Sardegna, Frisians, etc. etc. etc. are next. 

You can have a Kurdish, Scottish referendum. You need a framework to deal with smaller "old nations" that want a form of self-rule. 

From (south) Dakota to Chechnia central governments fall back to repression-proberbly creating more conflicts. 

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https://southfront.org/us-led-coalition-strikes-hezbollah-fighters-combating-isis-in-syrian-desert-reports/ and https://syria.liveuamap.com/en/2017/2-october-east-syria-2-hezbollah-commanders-killed-on-road 



DJ; Israel prefered IS above Iran at the Israeli borders. Nethanyahu-Isr.P.M. would like more (US) action against Iran. For Saudi Arabia the Yemen war (against Iran) is a total disaster. In Syria the US is trying to stop Russian-Iranian influence (by supporting/assisting/airlifting IS https://www.rt.com/op-edge/404438-us-hardware-terrorists-syria/ while claiming they are fighting IS). 

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In Syria the main goal for both the US and Israel is to limit influence of Iran, regime-change in Damascus. https://www.rt.com/news/405588-lavrov-us-syria-provocations-russia/. The US is cooperating with IS for those goals. https://syria.liveuamap.com/en/2017/3-october-israeli-defense-minister-lieberman-asks-us-involvement Israel now also considers Turkey as an enemy. 

https://www.globalresearch.ca/shift-in-geopolitical-alliances/5611373 Turkey is buying S400 missiles from Russia, works with Iran against US backed Kurds in Syria. Qatar-main US base-is working with Iran. China and Russia main investors in oil and gas. Pakistan working with Iran and China. The Shanghai Cooperation Organization has welcomed India and Pakistan, will welcome Turkey and Iran, Afghanistan. (May be a tool to get influence on North Korea DJ ?)

https://www.rt.com/news/405591-spanish-police-hotel-evictions-catalonia/ Both the EU and the US do not know how to deal with the Catalunya-crisis-making things worse. Silence is not an answer here. 


Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet the king of Saudi Arabia, Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, on Thursday to discuss the situation in the Middle East and North Africa, the Kremlin press service said on Tuesday. The meeting will focus on untangling the ongoing conflicts in the regions, as well as on various aspects of cooperation between Russia and Saudi Arabia. Several documents are expected to be signed during the meeting.

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro will visit Moscow on Wednesday to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin and participate in the ‘Russian energy week forum,’ the Kremlin press service said Tuesday. The leaders are set to discuss the development of the strategic partnership between the two states and exchange opinions on international and regional politics.

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DJ; US plans to get out of the UNSC-deal with Iran, after the US getting out of UNESCO, the Paris-climate treaty, is damaging the US. Even the UK does want to continu the Iran-nuclear deal !


When the US is sabotaging a nuclear deal with Iran-how does the US expect North Korea to take talks with the US serious ? The way out of the North Korea-crisis will be Russia and China leading negotiations with North- and Southh-Korea. Offering benefits from co-operating in the new Russian-Iranian-Chinese global system. With US stopping support of the Iran-treaty the EU gets pushed further towards "the east". 

Turkey and Iraq may be starting an offensive against the Kurds. The Kurds depended to much-to long on US (and Israel) support to fight Assad in Syria. https://www.rt.com/news/406552-turkey-russsia-s400-s500/ Turkey has now joined Russia and Iran-to a limit-against the Kurds. When Turkey has a choice between a Kurdish state at its borders or Assad-Turkey goes for Assad (while the US supports the Kurds for the time beeing). 

Saudi Arabia=oil. With the EU using less fossil fuels China is the intersting market. The US has proven-even for Saudi Arabia-not to be reliable. Russian and Saudi oil-interests may coincide. The China-Pakistan-Economic-Cooperation makes clear for Riyad were the futere interests are; Asia. 

I do not think it is fair to put all the blame on the failing US foreign policy on Trump. The US made wrong decisions since the fall of the Soviet Union (by moving NATO to the Russian borders, blind support for Israel, The Ukraine-coup (against even the EU !). But Trump is doing everything to make the disaster even larger.


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