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US Bombers Drop Live Munitions in Threat to North Korea

by | Jun 6, 2024


FILE PHOTO: A US B-1B Lancer heavy bomber flies in formation with South Korean F-15 fighters during a drill at an undisclosed location over the Korean Peninsula, July 7, 2017. (Credit: US Air Force / Staff Sgt. Jackie Sanders)

Two US B-1 strategic bombers dropped live munitions on the Korean Peninsula in a show of force eyeing Pyongyang. Tensions in the region have ratcheted up during the Biden administration as the president has taken a hardline approach toward the DPRK. 

The American B-1Bs and two South Korean fighter jets dropped live GBU-38, 500-pound Joint Direct Attack Munitions (JDAMS) on test targets in South Korea. “This training showcases the incredible capabilities of our combined forces to simultaneously strike multiple targets in a contested environment,” said Lt. Gen. David Iverson, US Force Korea deputy commander and Seventh Air Force commander. “The tremendous capabilities of ROK and US airpower is an overwhelming, asymmetric warfighting advantage for our combined force that adversaries cannot match.”

A press release from the Pentagon explained that the B-1B “carries the largest conventional payload of both guided and unguided weapons in the US Air Force inventory and can rapidly deliver massive quantities of precision and non-precision weapons against any adversary, anywhere in the world, at any time.”

In addition to the live test bombing, the US and South Korean air forces conducted yet another round of joint war games. The Defense Department press release added that “US Marine Corps F-35Bs, US Air Force F-16s, and KC-135 Stratotankers, and [South Korean] F-35As and KF-16s for air-to-air training over the western region of South Korea.”

The provocative drills come as the relationship between US-backed Seoul and Pyongyang continues a long downward spiral. After former President Donald Trump’s negotiations with Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un failed, Biden adopted a far more aggressive policy towards North Korea, effectively rejecting diplomacy while carrying out a flurry of exercises with the South. 

The result has been a massive escalation of military activity on both sides of the DMZ. North Korea has conducted record numbers of weapons tests in recent years – including intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICMBs) – while the US and South Korea engaged in historic war games. 

Communication between North and South Korea has also broken down since Biden took power, and some de-escalation agreements between the two sides have been abandoned outright

Claire's Observations:  The bigger questions, the quiet part which must be said out loud (and please, with an industrial strength megaphone), is what will China do, should the US and/or South Korea attack North Korea?

And will Russia, already making mincemeat out of the US's" allegedly amazing"  weaponry in Ukraine, feel obligated to follow China in defending North Korea?!? 

Folks, such an attack against North Korea by the US and/or South Korea, is  an explosion of World War III, writ large; it has already started with the US and NATO backing Ukraine against Russia, most probably accompanied by a larger, regional war in the Middle East (at Israel's behest, of course).

 And  having witnessed the debacle which the Ukraine war has become, is the leadership of this country so "hopium/changium" insane as to look at fighting China and Russia over North Korea?!?!?  

Unfortunately, the short answer is, "HELL, yes!!  

Please remember; they have their state of-the-art-bunkers, their champagne; and their caviar; the rest of us can go to a radioactive hell, as far as most of them are concerned, which would  probably happen to most of us when Russia and China uncork on the US.

Kim Jung-Un may be many things, but stupid isn't one of them.  His intel network, supplemented by that of China, knows precisely  what US/South Korean military capabilities can do.  These acts of military bravado, on the par of the US and South Korea, were really not necessary, but simply done to ratchet up tensions.

Negotiations are ultimately a lot harder than throwing bombs and bullets at a country which does not want to comply with US dictates, but they are crucially necessary in this case.  IF these tensions can be ratcheted down throw intelligent, moral negotiations, the whole of Asia will be breathing a lot more easily.   And THAT... is not a bad thing!!!!!!



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Apollo 8 astronaut William Anders died in a fiery plane crash over Puget Sound in Washington on Friday. The tragic incident was caught on video. Anders was 90.

At the time of the airplane crash, Anders was piloting his vintage Beechcraft T-34 Mentor – a single-engine, propeller-driven aircraft primarily used for flight training during the 1950s by the United States Air Force and U.S. Navy.

Video taken by Phillip Person shows Anders' plane suddenly falling from the sky and crashing into the Puget Sound, just 80 feet from the shore of Jones Island.

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Judge Juan Merchan has indicated that in a Facebook comment someone wrote, "My cousin is a juror and says Trump is getting convicted."

The jury found former President Donald Trump guilty on all counts in a New York criminal trial — the verdict was handed down on May 30.

'Thank you folks for all your hard work!!!!'

"Dear Counsel: Today, the Court became aware of a comment that was posted on the Unified Court System's public Facebook page and which I now bring to your attention," Merchan wrote.

"My cousin is a juror and says Trump is getting convicted," the comment from "Michael Anderson" said, according to Merchan's note. "Thank you folks for all your hard work!!!!" the comment read.

"The comment, now labeled as one week old, responded to a routine UCS notice, posted on May 29, 2024, regarding oral arguments in the Fourth Department of the Appellate Division unrelated to this proceeding," Merchan noted. "The posting, entitled 'The Appellate Division, Fourth Department, will hear oral arguments this morning at 10,' and the comment are both viewable at https://www.facebook.com/NewYorkCourts/."

The post on which Merchan said the comment had been left does not currently appear to be on the Facebook page he cited.

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Pro-Palestinian activists demanding an end to the war in Gaza staged a massive protest that surrounded the White House, and there were smoke bombs ignited. Progressives vehemently demanded that President Joe Biden be arrested for war crimes for the U.S. involvement in the Israel-Hamas War.

Thousands of demonstrators descended on Washington on Saturday to demand a ceasefire in Gaza.

Julio Rosas – National Correspondent for Blaze Media – covered the protest and posted videos on his X social media account.

The crowd chanted: "Hey Joe Biden, you’re a sellout! Pack your bags and get the hell out! Biden you're a liar! We demand a ceasefire! How many kids have you killed today!"

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During a House Oversight Committee hearing on Monday, Democratic Rep. Jamie Raskin repeated a discredited claim about President Donald Trump allegedly telling people to inject themselves with bleach to combat COVID-19. This statement was made in the context of discussing Trump, now the presumptive GOP presidential candidate.

Raskin, a Maryland congressman and the top Democrat on the committee, remarked that those “bowing down to a twice-impeached convicted felon, who told Americans to inject themselves with bleach, now want you to believe not only a big political lie but a big medical lie too.” The hearing was focused on the federal government’s transparency in its COVID pandemic response and featured testimony from then NIAID Director Dr. Anthony Fauci.

President Biden similarly repeated the false bleach claim during his campaign trail this year, which led to an embarrassing fact-check by the left-leaning PolitiFact in March. Biden stated, “Trump told Americans all they had to do was inject bleach in themselves, remember that? Not a joke, you think I am making this up. Just take a shot of UV light.”

The White House clarified to PolitiFact that Biden was referring to an April 23, 2020, White House press briefing where William Bryan, undersecretary for science and technology at the Department of Homeland Security, discussed the virus’ survival under certain conditions. Bryan mentioned that cleaning agents like bleach could kill SARS-CoV-2 on surfaces, and UV rays could significantly reduce the virus’s half-life.

During the briefing Trump mentioned Bryans idea about using light or disinfectant to combat COVID 19.

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Sunny Hostin, the controversial co-host of ABC’s “The View,” has once again demonstrated her narrow-minded perspective on race and politics. During Friday’s episode, Hostin went on an ignorant rant, claiming that black conservatives are as mythical as unicorns, sparking outrage among viewers and highlighting the show’s lack of intellectual diversity.

The discussion centered around Republican Rep. Byron Donalds’ (FL) recent comments about black America under Jim Crow laws. While Joy Behar questioned Donalds’ knowledge of history and Ana Navarro emphasized the importance of appreciating the struggles and sacrifices that paved the way for Donalds’ opportunities, it was Hostin’s comments that truly showcased her flawed logic.

Hostin expressed disbelief at the idea of a room full of black Republicans, asking, “Where are they?” She cited statistics claiming that 81 percent of black men and over 95 percent of black women are part of the Democratic Party, suggesting that the black men Donalds spoke with were as rare as unicorns.

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It's clear to me why the US has a hard-on for Russia, but do you know why? Let's talk about it!

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There seems to be a great amount of confusion and misunderstanding regarding the latest Plandemic-in-the-making. As follows:

The Latest “Bird Flu” Death is “Covid” All Over Again—[NOT]

The perpetrators of the COVID-19 Plandemic know that it’s now impossible to pull off another fake pandemic as they did with the non-existent SARS-CoV-2 beginning in January of 2020.  The world community of nations will simply resist any attempt to duplicate that engineered coronavirus hoax and society-destroying ruse.

However, that does not mean the same genocidal perps will not try to carry out a fake Bird Flu Plandemic with the explicit intention of decimating the world’s food supply.

The NWO scheme to manufacture a worldwide
famine by 2025 to starve much of humanity.

So what’s really going on here?

As we all know by now, The Powers That Be have an endless number of complex and convoluted conspiratorial plots on the shelf designed as global depopulation schemes (COVID-19 bioweapon & weaponized Covid ‘vaccines’), as well as national genocide operations (Ukraine & Gaza).

Next up on the New World Order agenda to systematically reduce the world’s population to 500 million are geoengineered famines and artificially manufactured mass starvations. See: 92 Million Chickens have been killed by the government for bogus bird flu BS

In order to accomplish these major objectives, the perps are running with the rapidly evolving Bird Flu Plandemic (which has very little chance of ever becoming a human pandemic).

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An inspirational and profound speech on the human society by Alan Watts. Original Audio sourced from: “Alan Watts - Extended Seminars - Early Radio Talks - Man is a Hoax"

“Things are as they are. Looking out into it the universe at night, we make no comparisons between right and wrong stars, nor between well and badly arranged constellations.

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In this video, we highlight a groundbreaking development in international trade: Africa's shift from exporting raw materials to exporting finished products. A notable achievement is Dangote's oil refinery successfully exporting jet fuel to Europe, marking the first time Africa has done so. This milestone signifies Africa's growing export capabilities and economic potential.

We discuss the impact of this achievement, the role of Dangote's refinery, and the future trade opportunities it opens for African industries.

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A full 48% of Americans believe young adults aged 18 to 29 are influenced by popular culture to identify as LGBTQ+ even if it’s not their true identity, according to a Los Angeles Times poll released this week.

The survey, conducted for the Times by NORC at the University of Chicago, found that Americans are deeply divided on issues involving queer children, especially kids who identify as transgender or nonbinary:

  • 40% believe the increased “political and media attention” on transgender and nonbinary Americans has been a “bad thing for society,” compared to 16% who said it has had a positive impact on society.
  • 77% believed elected officials were “mostly using debates over transgender and nonbinary people to distract attention from more pressing priorities.”
  • 57% agreed social stigmas had prevented older generations to come out — with many opting to keep their LGBTQ+ identity secret instead.
  • 53% said transgender and nonbinary people are either “influenced by society” or it is a “lifestyle choice” — compared to 46% who said they are “born that way.”
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On April 7, 2022, the UN General Assembly voted to exclude Russia from the UN Human Rights Council. The resolution received the required two-thirds majority of those voting, minus abstentions, in the 193-member Assembly, with 93 nations voting in favor and 24 against.[1]  

The vote was highly politicized and reflected the success of the Western information war against Russia, which was falsely blamed for launching an unprovoked invasion of Ukraine, and for committing the overwhelming majority of atrocities in the war, including a massacre at Bucha, a suburb of Kyiv, which independent investigators concluded was actually carried out by Ukraine.

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Iran Rejects Allegations in Latest IAEA Resolution

Points to constant European violations of commitments under the nuclear deal by Jason Ditz June 6, 2024 at 5:48 pm ET Categories News

In a 20-2 vote with 12 abstentions, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) passed a new resolution demanding Iran resume total cooperation with the JCPOA nuclear deal of 2015, and to readmit inspectors.

The resolution was worded similarly to one pushed previously by the E3 (France, Germany, and Britain) and rests on the idea Iran poses a proliferation threat. China and Russia voted against the resolution.

The Biden Administration expressed concern about the resolution’s wording, commenting the US did not want to back an unenforceable resolution and warned it might prompt Iran to further escalate the situation. Despite this, the US voted in favor of the resolution.

The E3 followed up the vote with a letter demanding Iran “halt its nuclear escalation.” They also demanded that Iran never again attempt to produce uranium metal, trying to spin that as a step toward weaponization.

In reality, Iran’s highest enrichment is only up to 60%, far short of weapons-grade, and even that is in redress at never having gotten promised sanctions relief under the JCPOA.

Iranian Ambassador to the UN Amir Saeed Iravani said that such measures, which he referred to as “remedial measures,” are themselves in full compliance with the terms of the JCPOA.

The ambassador reiterated Iran’s commitment to a peaceful nuclear program and interest in following the terms of the JCPOA if the other parties do so.

From 2015-2018, the JCPOA’s promised sanctions relief never materialized, mostly the result of the US arguing that issues unrelated to Iran’s nuclear program, were themselves justification for maintaining sanctions.

In 2018, the Trump Administration withdrew from the JCPOA, which led to Iran openly enriching uranium beyond the levels intended under the deal. This action by Iran was an effort to bring the remaining parties of the deal to the table to negotiate how to handle the unilateral US pullout. The other nations, notably the E3, have spent the last six years railing against Iran for its violations, and no negotiations have taken place.

Claire's Observations:  This is nothing short of completely insane.  You don't demand that a country do something they believe runs entirely against their self interest, unless you have something with which to "sweeten the deal", through intelligent and moral negotiations.  Iran has seen none of this, and logically doesn't believe it has to comply with the treaty, broken by President Trump.  

So now, what?!?   Should the US march into Tehran, and take out the country's leadership?!?  Israel would certainly love to see that happen, but at what cost,  militarily and geopolitically?!? 

 Will Russia (which is turning US weaponry into mincemeat in Ukraine) decide this is their fight also, and get involved in behalf of Iran?!?  Then potentially, what will China do, as Russia's BFF?!?

This scenario of US invading Iran, has utterly zero good long-term options;  one has to pray that the "hopium/Changium" elites in DC, don't get their "sticky fingers" on this issue;   that will be a complete catastrophe for the US, and potentially, the world.

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The Palestinian health ministry confirmed that a large number of dead and wounded Palestinian had arrived at Al-Aqsa Martyrs hospital. It said that most of them were children and women.

"The occupation has annihilated the Nuseirat refugee camp. Innocent and unarmed civilian were bombed in their homes. I've never seen anything like this. It's a catastrophe," local Nidal Abdo told Middle East Eye. 

"I came from the camp to here in the hospital on foot. I can't describe how we fled. I saw dead children and body parts strewn all over as we fled. No one was able to assist them. I saw an elderly man killed on a animal-drawn cart.

"Nuseirat was being annihilated. It was hell."

Claire's Observations;  I am very glad that those 4 captives got returned to their families; at the same time, one has to wonder at the huge number of casualties, and wounded Palestinians this cost, in an act of massive retribution and revenge, courtesy of Israel's killing machine, FKA the IDF.

Were the Palestinian kids, women, and elderly who were maimed or assassinated here all complicit in hiding these hostages?!? Could the location of these hostages be known by that many people, and their location remain "a  secret?"   

 Please remember; in the Israeli concept of "justice", as it pertains to Palestinians, there is no judge; no jury; and no conviction of wrong-doing here; just instant assassination, or - if one survives - maiming for life.

And as for that claim that there were "no US boots on the ground" in this operation, I doubt that statement completely.  The regime in Tel Aviv and IDF leadership are very eager to have US "troops on the ground" in Israel, in preparation for the larger regional war they want to see happen happen.

I would strongly caution the leadership of both Israeli entities to be extraordinarily cautious as to what they would wish for, as the outcome of such a war;  karma has a way "biting back" in ways you never anticipated or  expected.

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by Tyler Durden
Saturday, Jun 08, 2024 - 03:55 PM

Reflecting plummeting patience with overstepping federal overlords, the Texas Republican Party has adopted two platform planks that call for legislators to assert state sovereignty, and to schedule a secession referendum in the next general election after November's. 

"This historic vote at the 2024 Republican Party of Texas Convention represents a substantial shift towards enhancing state sovereignty and exploring the potential for Texas to operate as an independent nation," said the Texas Nationalist Movement (TNM) in a statement. "It reflects the growing sentiment among Texans for greater autonomy and the protection of our rights against federal overreach." 

Backers of the "TEXIT" movement make their stance known at the Texas Republican Convention in San Antonio (via Texas Nationalist Movement)

Fittingly, that historic vote took place in San Antonio -- home of the Alamo, aka "the cradle of Texas liberty." Though it represented a setback, the 1836 Battle of the Alamo was a key chapter in the fight for independence that culminated in Texas becoming a self-governing republic. 

The first plank asserts that the US government is infringing on powers reserved to Texas and all other states, and calls for unwarranted federal laws to be thwarted by Texas government. It also affirms the right of Texas to secede: 

“Pursuant to Article 1, Section 1, of the Texas Constitution, the federal government has impaired our right of local self-government. Therefore, federally mandated legislation that infringes upon the 10th Amendment rights of Texas shall be ignored, opposed, refused, and nullified.

Texas retains the right to secede from the United States, and the Texas Legislature should be called upon to pass a referendum consistent thereto and pass the Texas Sovereignty Act as filed in the 88th Legislative Regular Session as HB 384.”

The second plank is a pointed directive to put the question of secession to the people of Texas in the next general election: 

“The Texas Legislature should pass a bill in its next session requiring a referendum in the next General Election for the people of Texas to determine whether or not the State of Texas should reassert its status as an independent nation. This referendum should be a legislative priority.”

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By Elwin de Groot, Stefan Koopman, and Maartje Wijffelaars of Rabobank (pdf link)


  • The European Parliament elections will serve as a pivotal test of the far right’s influence on the European political landscape.
  • It appears another centrist coalition can be formed, but the far right may still shape the dynamics of parliamentary operations and the allocation of EU top jobs.
  • The European People’s Party will have a key position. This will necessitate trade-offs and, if unattainable, poses the risk of policy stasis on matters where the council is eager to advocate for radical changes.
  • The new parliament will learn there’s a thin line between increasing an economy’s resilience and adopting an unbalanced package of measures.

The European Parliament elections, scheduled for June 6-9, 2024, are expected to carry significant implications for the future of the European Union. This significance primarily arises from the increasing prominence of right-wing parties across Europe, as evidenced by their recent electoral victories and influence in national politics. This election’s outcome does not necessarily preclude the implementation of ambitious plans to overhaul the EU, but it does highlight the risk of either policy stasis or unbalanced decisions.

What’s at stake?

The European Parliament is one of the three key legislative bodies of the European Union (EU), alongside the European Commission and the Council of the European Union

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Authored by Casey Carlisle via AntiWar.com,

Before we get into this, let’s discuss what most would label “a hypothetical.” Tonight, I’m going to break into your home, point a gun at you, and rob you – all the while claiming that I’m not your enemy. Your enemy, I’ll say, is elsewhere, and I don’t mean across the street but in a different country. What will you do? By a show of hands, will you fight back and protect those in your home by evicting me or even by killing me? By a show of hands, who will thank me and travel to said country in search of the enemy, leaving those in your home vulnerable to me? Anyone? Nobody? It sounds absurd, but for reasons that I’ll soon explain, you’ll understand that it’s more real than hypothetical.

Hello, I’m Casey Carlisle. I’m a West Point graduate, and I spent five years in the Army, including 11 months in Afghanistan. Some of you are thinking about serving your country, and most of you are asking yourselves, “Why am I listening to this guy?” I’m glad that both of these groups are here, and I promise that my remarks will cause both groups to think differently about military service.

I was a high-school senior on September 11th, 2001, sitting in class and stunned after hearing the principal announce that our country had just been attacked. Why would someone want to do this to the greatest country on Earth? I was also livid, and I wanted revenge. I wanted to kill the people responsible for this atrocity, and my dilemma then was between enlisting in the military to exact revenge now or first spending years at a military academy before helping to rid the world of terrorists. I chose the latter, so I didn’t deploy to Afghanistan until 2009. My time there radically changed my views, which was uncomfortable, but, as with failure, discomfort breeds learning.

I learned that not only were we not keeping our fellow Americans safe or protecting their liberty, we were further impoverishing one of the poorest countries in the world. I watched in disgust my alleged allies – the Afghan police – rob their neighbors while on patrol and in broad daylight via traffic stops. Imagine getting pulled over, not for speeding, but because the cop hopes to rob you. My enemy – the Taliban – didn’t do such things, which is why I ended up having more respect for them than for my mission or for those who were allegedly helping us accomplish it. “Oh, but they’re horrible in other ways,” you might argue, and I’d agree; however, it’s much harder to kill an idea than it is to kill a person. Killing someone who holds an idea that you find distasteful only helps that person’s loved ones accept that idea. It turns out that killing someone for their ideas is a great way to spread those ideas.

US Army file image

Instead of dismissing me as an anti-American lunatic, consider the following. In the year 2000, the Taliban controlled most of Afghanistan, and today, they control all of it. This is just one of the reasons why I feel contempt for those who thank me for my alleged service. Our ‘service’ was worse than worthless, and the people thanking me were forced to pay for it. All of those who died there did so for nothing. And the innocent Afghans who were displaced, injured, or killed during our attempt to bring democracy to a country that didn’t want it were far better off in 2000 than they are now

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