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Russia and China have voiced worries about the planned deployment of an advanced US missile system to the Korean Peninsula, saying that such a move poses a threat to security in the already tense region.In a statement released on Friday, Russia’s Foreign Ministry said Moscow and Beijing share a “mutual serious concern” over the deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile system in the South Korean territory. Russia and China believe that such actions by the US and South Korea “can inflict serious damage on the strategic security of neighboring countries … and will further complicate the situation on the Korean Peninsula,” the statement added.
Editor’s note: For those who know that terror groups like ISIS and others are funded by the West, what this topic means is that the government is seeking ways to identify anyone deemed an enemy of the state…
Without adequate analysis and algorithms, mass surveillance is not the answer to fighting terrorism and tracking suspects. That’s what President Obama had learned last year when he signed the USA Freedom Act, which ends the bulk collection of domestic phone data by US Intelligence Agencies. There is no doubt that US Government is collecting a vast quantity of data from your smartphone to every connected device i.e. Internet of the things, but…
BEIRUT (AFP) – A close alliance between the US-led coalition battling the Islamic State militant group and Syrian Kurdish fighters has racked up successes, but also stirred resentments that could hamper the campaign.Analysts warn that IS can only be defeated in Syria with support from Sunni Arabs, many of whom are being alienated by what they see as US favoritism towards the Kurdish minority.In recent months, fighters from the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) have repelled several IS attacks and deprived the group of its key border bastion of Tal Abyad.US-led air strikes have been key to these advances, and Washington has praised the Kurds as a reliable ally.But in areas where ties between Kurds and Arabs are already tense, the alliance is viewed with suspicion and anger.
Art of the False Flag: How the Ghost Army helped to foil the Nazis during Second World War | Daily Mail Online
The fake tanks, airplanes and vehicles were usually inflatables which could be erected within several hours and then given rudimentary camouflage to appear as through they had been poorly hidden.Known as the 23rd Headquarters Special Troops, they also used powerful speakers to broadcast the noise of a large gathering troop and radio equipment to transmit phony messages across the airwaves.Audible up to 15miles away, the pre-recorded messages could be mixed and matched to create varying illusions.In fact, many of those who served within the squad went on to forge successfull careers through Europe’s art scene.Notable members included Bill Blass, Ellsworth Kelly, Art Kane and Arthur Singer.
The Pentagon is beefing up its communications setup inside a hollowed-out section of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains less than a decade after it had largely abandoned the site.
The gear is being moved into Cheyenne Mountain to protect it from electromagnetic pulses, said Adm. William Gortney, commander of U.S. Northern Command and NORAD.
“[T]here is a lot of movement to put capability into Cheyenne Mountain and to be able to communicate in there,” Gortney said Tuesday during a news briefing at the Pentagon.
Electromagnetic pulses, or EMPs, can occur naturally or by manmade devices such as nuclear weapons. For years, the Pentagon has been working on building weapons that could fry the electronic equipment of an enemy during battle.
There is no reason why Saudi Arabia should not buy Russian weapons and nothing could interfere with Moscow selling its arms to Riyadh, the Kingdom’s Foreign Minister, Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir, told RT Arabic.
The newly signed memorandum serves as a prolongation and activation of previously signed similar documents, the minister said. The purchase now depends on the position of the armed forces of Saudi Arabia and the result of bilateral negotiations.
In the meantime, military experts of both sides are studying the issue.
Washington (CNN) The war of words between America and Russia is escalating. So, too, is the movement of implements of war — from U.S. fighter jets to Russian nuclear weapons.So is an actual war imminent?No one in Russia, NATO or the United States has gone that far yet. Still, the rhetoric and actions from both sides have definitely ratcheted up in recent days, raising concerns of a new arms race — if not worse — amid tensions both sides blame on each other.The major players all claim their movements are defensive and necessary responses to their foe’s provocation. None has talked of an invasion.