Senate Attends White House Briefing on North Korea

War did not break out today and terrorists did not attack the buses carrying America’s Senators to a secure briefing room in the White House.

President Donald Trump did make THEM come to HIM, a very symbolic act of someone determined to show that he’s the boss.

ABC News

Several Senate Republicans described the full Senate briefing on North Korea at the White House Wednesday as a thorough accounting of the administration’s diplomatic and military options when it comes to dealing with Kim Jong Un.

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, called it “a long and detailed briefing.”

“The military is obviously planning for a number of options, as they should — minimal military action to more significant action,” Cruz said. “It’s of course the hope of the administration and Congress that military action isn’t necessary. If there’s a clear and imminent threat to the U.S., our military needs to be prepared to act and I believe they are prepared to act to keep our country safe.”

The senators were invited at the personal invitation of President Donald Trump after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, requested a briefing. The president stopped by the briefing at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House grounds.

Gardner said that one takeaway from the meeting was that “we are a long ways away from exercising all of our options on the diplomatic side.”

“There were great questions within the briefing from both sides of the aisles,” Gardener said. “It shows how important this issue is, to have that team assembled to talk about this and make sure North Korea knows they won’t get away with this.”

Separately, a senior administration official told ABC News that part of the current concern about North Korea comes from China’s view of North Korea as a threat.

“I think what’s different about how China is viewing the problem in North Korea today is that China is viewing that problem as the threat not only to U.S. interests and security or South Korean or Japanese interests and security, but also a threat to Chinese interests and security and so I think that is a big shift in and of itself,” the senior administration official told ABC News.

White House officials say the South Auditorium would be turned into a Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility, or “SCIF,” and the briefing will be led by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Secretary of Defense James Mattis, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford, and Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats.

When asked about the bus ride to the White House ground for the meeting, Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colorado, said it was “a unique approach to a classified briefing.”

Using the White House grounds for a full briefing with the Senate is a rare move, but administration officials told ABC News that too much shouldn’t be read into the choice of location.

Officials said that after hearing of McConnell’s request, the president suggested nonchalantly that the senators should come to the White House because he’s a “gracious host.” Trump has cultivated a reputation in his meetings at the White House for relishing the opportunity to show off his historic digs.

CNN’s report on today’s briefing is so biased you might as well call it fake news. It gets tiresome.

INTERPOL: Four Israelis Arrested for Trafficking Human Organs in Bulgaria, a Rabbi Among Suspects

Interestingly, when I went to do some research on the subject of organ trafficking, I found this story about China’s role in organ sales. The story at hand makes it clear that Jews are playing a central role in raking in the profits from the illegal sale of human organs.

Liberty Fighters UK

According to INTERPOL’s spokesperson , LCol. Asan Kasingye, four people were arrested today in Sofia on suspicion of organ trafficking, one of whom is a Jewish clergyman already standing trial for similar offenses in the past.

The four were arrested today at the end of a month-long undercover investigation. Ziss, a Rabbi, was extradited from Bulgaria to Israel in 2009 on similar suspicions.

“The four men are suspected of running a complete trafficking operation: locating people in Sofia willing to sell a kidney, locating patients willing and able to pay for one and then arranging the transplant. Bulgarian Police said the traffickers would approach poor people who were in debt and propose that they sell a kidney for transplant,”Kasingye told Bulgarian News Agency (БТА ).

According to Bulgarian officials the actual transplants were performed in a Turkish hospital, with the donors posing as relatives of the patient. Meanwhile the Bulgarian National Transplant Center stressed that it was not involved in any of the transactions and that no illegal transplants were performed in Bulgaria.

Selling organs is illegal everywhere in the world except Saudi Arabia. But Israel is considered a major player in the organ trafficking business, and the number of Israelis who have sold kidneys via traffickers is estimated at between 10,000 and 20,000.

Although recipients pay hundreds of thousands of shekels for the kidney, the donor, according to various reports, gets only between 60,000 and 100,000 shekels ($160,000-$260,000). The rest of the fee goes to the head of the trafficking ring, the doctor overseeing the transplant, the lawyer who prepares the false affidavits, and expenses such as hospital and hotel fees.

One reason Israel is considered fertile ground for organ traffickers is that postmortem organ donation rates are among the lowest in the Western world, mainly for religious reasons.

Wikipedia’s article on the organ trade is informative, but it mostly misses any Israeli involvement. A quick read revealed this sole example:

n July 2009, Levy Izhak Rosenbaum of Brooklyn was arrested for conspiring to arrange the sale of an Israeli citizen’s kidney to an undercover FBI officer for $160,000 during Operation Bid Rig.[66] According to the charges against him, Rosenbaum said he had been involved in the illegal sale of kidneys for 10 years. Acting US Attorney Ralph Marra said: “His business was to entice vulnerable people to give up a kidney for $10,000 which he would turn around and sell for $160,000.” Anthropologist and organ trade expert Nancy Scheper-Hughes stated that she had informed the FBI that Rosenbaum was “a major figure” in international organ smuggling 7 years prior, and that many of Rosenbaum’s donors had come from Eastern Europe. She also heard reports that Rosenbaum held donors at gunpoint to ensure they donated their organs.[67] Rosenbaum pleaded guilty to organ trafficking in 2011.

White House to Host Entire Senate for North Korea Briefing: Mounting Concerns About US Attack

KIM JUNG ON. THE SUBJECT OF WEDNESDAY’S WH DISCUSSION.

It’s ironic that Trump supporters, the alt right, and White Nationalists are the leading voices against military action.

Neocons, who are in reality anything but conservative, press forward for more wars, in both Syria and Korea. And after that, Russia and Iran.

I might be tempted to say that the Jews are behind this, but that would be a cliche. Old fashioned white conservatives seem to like the idea of war with Asians and Muslims. It’s probably a racial thing with them, although they’d never admit it.

Antiwar.com

Weeks of speculation that the US is about to attack North Korea are again accelerating, with the White House announcing that they intend to play host to the entire Senate on Wednesday for an official briefing on the situation, with virtually the entire cabinet.

Such a briefing for the full Senate is extremely unusual, especially in the White House, which means this must be a very important meeting, which is once again adding fuel to the idea that the US is going to do something big, potentially a military attack.

This comes amid a new round of speculation that North Korea might be planning to carry out another nuclear test, with a holiday coming up this week and a round of intramural volleyball at the test facility having concluded, meaning they’re no longer too busy to do the test.

The USS Carl Vinson and its carrier strike group are also expected to arrive at the Korean Peninsula in the next few days, which now not only comes amid speculation about a test, but also the Senate meeting. This could point to this week being the time that the Trump Administration intends to “solve” North Korea, as they’ve long threatened.

Doing so, of course, comes with a huge price, as while the US has downplayed North Korea’s ability to retaliate with nuclear weapons, they have a substantial conventional weapons program developed for decades specifically to respond to just such an incident. This would quickly do massive damage to South Korea, and inflict large numbers of casualties on US forces in the region.

The BBC adds:

The US is pursuing a multi-pronged strategy to make its point on North Korea, the BBC’s Gary O’Donoghue in Washington says.

First it wants the UN to tighten sanctions even further, and to ensure those in place are properly enforced.

Secondly, it is attempting to put fresh pressure on China to rein in its communist neighbour. The third aspect is the sending of an aircraft carrier to the Korean peninsula – making clear military action is an option.

North Korean rhetoric
North Korean state media said on Sunday the country’s forces were “combat-ready to sink” the Carl Vinson.

The ruling Workers’ Party newspaper Rodong Sinmun called the carrier a “gross animal”.

North Korea has promised to press ahead with missile tests despite Mr Trump’s warnings and experts say it may be preparing for another nuclear test, in defiance of UN resolutions.

However, a North Korean ballistic missile test on 16 April failed within seconds of launch, US experts said.

Washington is concerned that Pyongyang may develop the ability to place a nuclear bomb on a missile capable of reaching the US.

Beijing is worried about the possibility of all-out conflict on the peninsula, which could lead to the collapse of the North Korean regime under its mercurial leader Kim Jong-un.

China fears this could cause a sizeable refugee problem and lead to an American presence up to the Chinese border.

JOSEPH DUNFORD, CHAIRMAN, JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF, WILL BE ONE OF THOSE BRIEFING THE SENATE.

World War Globalism | Styxhexenhammer666 and Stefan Molyneux (Video)

Toward the last 20 minutes of almost an hour and a half of analysis of the failures of globalism, Styx rates President Trump a 6 out of 10 so far, which he thinks is great. In fact, he refers to Trump as another Ronald Reagan, which is a compliment.

I had this video playing in the background as I went about doing other research. It’s far more valuable than anything you’ll get out of Fox News, CNN, etc.

Check the tags below. I tried to include all the topics discussed.

From the youtube information box:

What is the state of the ongoing battle between nationalism and globalism? Styxhexenhammer666 joins Stefan Molyneux to discuss the battle against globalism, the nature of government, opposition to Kim Jong-un, the possibility of regime change in North Korea, the death of the legacy media, the diminishment of the political center, President Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office and the possibility of World War III.

I’m becoming a Styx admirer.

Nork Parades Military Might and Warns U.S.

Condensed from The Guardian

North Korea has held a vast military parade to celebrate the birth of its founding father, Kim Il-sung, and warned that it was prepared to take the “toughest” action unless the US ended its “military hysteria”, as speculation grows that the regime is preparing to conduct a nuclear test.

On a sunny Saturday morning in the capital, Pyongyang, military vehicles and tens of thousands of soldiers filled Kim Il-sung square as a band played rousing military music, the instruments falling silent for oaths of loyalty to the country’s leader, Kim Jong-un.

North Korean state television showed what appeared to be several KN-08 and KN-14 missiles. Although they have yet to be tested, analysts say the missiles could one day be capable of hitting targets as far away as the continental United States.


A senior North Korean official used the parade to accuse the US of “creating a war situation” with the recent dispatch of warships to the region.

“We will respond to an all-out war with an all-out war and a nuclear war with our style of a nuclear attack,” Choe Ryong-hae, who is rumoured to be the second-most powerful politician in North Korea, said during the parade.

Kim, dressed in a black suit and white shirt, and flanked by senior military and Workers’ party officials, applauded and occasionally smiled as he watched the tributes to his grandfather, who was born 105 years ago today.

But the so-called Day of the Sun was clouded in uncertainty as the world waited to see if Kim Jong-un, the country’s third-generation ruler, would provoke a potential regional crisis with what would be North Korea’s sixth nuclear test in just over a decade, or a test launch of an ICBM.

As the USS aircraft carrier Carl Vinson and its strike group sailed towards the peninsula in a show of force, North Korea’s official KCNA news agency, citing a spokesman for the General Staff of the Korean People’s Army, warned of “merciless” retaliation against any US provocation.

Donald Trump’s decision to send an “armada” of warships to waters off the tense peninsula, coupled with recent US strikes in Syria and Afghanistan, were proof that Washington had chosen the path of “open threat and blackmail”, KCNA said.

“Our toughest counteraction against the US and its vassal forces will be taken in such a merciless manner as not to allow the aggressors to survive,” it added.

It said the Trump administration’s “serious military hysteria” has reached a “dangerous phase that can no longer be overlooked”.

It added: “Under the prevailing grave situation, the United States has to come to its senses and make a proper option for the solution of the problem.”

On Friday, China again called for talks to defuse the crisis. “We call on all parties to refrain from provoking and threatening each other, whether in words or actions, and not let the situation get to an irreversible and unmanageable stage,” the Chinese foreign minister, Wang Yi, told reporters in Beijing.

Photos immediately above were linked from CNN

Nork Shows Off New Generation of Submarine Fired Missiles

FIRST GENERATON FUKKUKSONG-1 MISSILE TEST FIRING.

North Korea showed off its Fukkukson-2 yesterday. Information is sketchy right now, but it’s a propaganda coup for the North given the rise in tensions in the region.

CNBC

North Korea displayed its submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBM) for the first time on Saturday ahead of a massive military parade in the capital, Pyongyang.

North Korea warned the United States on Saturday to end its “military hysteria” or face retaliation as a U.S. aircraft carrier group steamed towards the region and the reclusive state marked the 105th birth anniversary of its founding father.

State TV showed images of the Pukkuksong-2 SLBMs on trucks waiting to be paraded in front of leader Kim Jong Un.

FUKKUKSONG-2 MISSILE.

CNBC’s earlier report published on Wednesday offered an assessment of the dangers to the U.S. of Kim’s submarine fleet.

The chilling thought of North Korea’s fully submersible submarines firing a nuclear ballistic missile isn’t as far-fetched as some might think. Pyongyang has made major advances in weapons in recent years and shown a willingness to use its submarines for offensive military actions.

Indeed, last month was the seventh anniversary of the sinking of South Korea’s Cheonan navy ship by a North Korean submarine torpedo attack. That aggression killed 46 sailors and wasn’t the first time the reclusive North had made incursions into South Korean waters.

The submarine threat adds to growing fears in the region as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s nuclear weapons ambitions show no signs of slowing. It also comes as a U.S. carrier strike force led by the USS Carl Vinson sailed toward the Korean Peninsula.

“Growing fears” is the key word in this story. North Korean Communism is a family dictatorship that seeks to maintain itself in power in a world hostile to that leadership. It’s only speculation, but it doesn’t seem likely that “regime change” will be as easy in the North as it was in Libya or Iraq.

Breaking! U.S. May Launch Strike If North Korea Reaches For Nuclear Trigger

It’s happening.

Where it ends no one can say for sure.

NORK NUCLEAR WEAPONS TEST FACILITY. WOULD THE MOAB BE USED?

The United States may unleash bombs in North Korea aimed at the country’s nuclear weapons test facility.

This breaking news may be a psy op designed to send a message to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that he must stop making nukes. Or it may be a leak of actual American military plans. No one outside the small White House circle of advisors and the top miltitary brass can say for sure.

Equally true is no one knows for sure what Kim will do in response. Will he fire weapons at Seoul, South Korea, just over the border. Will he fire a nuclear tipped missile at Japan?

President Donald Trump is playing a game of nuclear chicken the likes of which has not been seen since the Cuban missile crisis in 1962.

Within the framework of developments in Korea, the use of the Mother of All Bombs in Afghanistan today was clearly intended to strike fear into the heart of Kim and his generals.

China and Russia are the wildcards, as explained in this analytic piece by NBC News.

NBC News

The U.S. is prepared to launch a preemptive strike with conventional weapons against North Korea should officials become convinced that North Korea is about to follow through with a nuclear weapons test, multiple senior U.S. intelligence officials told NBC News.

North Korea has warned that a “big event” is near, and U.S. officials say signs point to a nuclear test that could come as early as this weekend.

The intelligence officials told NBC News that the U.S. has positioned two destroyers capable of shooting Tomahawk cruise missiles in the region, one just 300 miles from the North Korean nuclear test site.

American heavy bombers are also positioned in Guam to attack North Korea should it be necessary, and earlier this week, the Pentagon announced that the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier strike group was being diverted to the area.

The U.S. strike could include missiles and bombs, cyber and special operations on the ground.

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