Sunday, December 03, 2017

 

News Links, December 4, 2017

## Global Ponzi meltdown/House of Cards/global cooling/deflationary collapse ##

## Cut, baby, cut! ##
Toys R Us prepares to shut 25 stores (UK)

## Airline death spiral ##
3-hours traffic jam sees over 100 flyers miss flight

## Fault lines/flashpoints/powder kegs/military/war drums ##
North Korea won't disarm, says Russian delegation to Pyongyang: RIA
Russian lawmakers who visited Pyongyang said North Korea was not prepared to disarm, and while it did not want nuclear war it is morally ready for it, Russia's RIA news agency reported.
North Korea's nuclear boasts belie plight of the elite army
Undernourished soldier shines light on dire conditions
US official: Niger OKs armed drones for takeoff from its capital
A U.S. official says the Pentagon has received permission from the government of Niger to begin flying armed drones from the capital, Niamey.
Coalition: Over 400 US Marines to Leave Syria
For America's post-Cold War enemies, the lesson is clear: Give up your WMD, and you wind up like Gadhafi and Saddam Hussein. Build nuclear weapons that can threaten Americans, and you get respect.

## Global unrest/mob rule/angry people/torches and pitchforks ##
Police use water cannons on German protesters amid AfD elections
The deal was signed in May in an attempt to curb the US dollar restrictions placed on Iran.

This shows what happens to industrial agriculture when deliveries of seeds, fertilizer, tractor parts, fuel, and pesticides stop. It isn't just a Venezuelan problem. -- RF
US exporting dirty fuel to already pollution-choked India
U.S. oil refineries that are unable to sell a dirty fuel waste product at home are exporting vast quantities of it to India instead.
Germany mulls new move to improve snooping on cars and apartments
The German government is considering legal changes that would oblige operators of car and house alarm systems to help law enforcement in their efforts to spy on potential terrorists or criminals, a spokesman for the interior ministry said on Friday.
NSA leak exposes Red Disk, the Army's failed intelligence system
The leak marks at least the fifth exposure of NSA-related data in as many years.
Israeli Attacks Reported Near Damascus, Israeli Media Removes Story
Reports Initially Claimed 'Iran Base' Was the Target

## Propaganda/censorship/fake news/alternative facts ##
How Kim Jong Un is using TV dramas to change North Korea
Some who make the "Russian troll" accusation might actually be CIA trolls. -- RF
Cherry-picking Toward War with Iran
In trying to rally American hostility toward Iran, CIA Director Pompeo and other U.S. officials are engaging in the same kind of distorted intelligence that led to the catastrophic Iraq invasion.

## China ##
Beijing migrant worker evictions: the four-character word you can't say anymore
Happy new year? Beijing risks turning celebrations into damp squib with fireworks ban
Capital of the nation that invented fireworks over a thousand years ago bans them as part of latest crackdown on dangerous activities

For Americans who worry about how the pervasive surveillance powers of the U.S. government could be put to use criminalizing otherwise constitutionally protected speech and political associations, Flynn's prosecution represents a troubling precedent.
America's Military-Industrial Addiction
Polls show that Americans are tired of endless wars in faraway lands, but many cheer President Trump's showering money on the Pentagon and its contractors, a paradox that President Eisenhower foresaw.

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