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Zuesse: Americans Are Only Now Beginning To Learn They Live In A Dictatorship

Authored by Eric Zuesse via The Strategic Culture Foundation, The first time when it became clear to me that I live in a dictatorship was in 2014 when reading, prior to its publication, the landmark (and still the only) scientific empirical study to address the question as to whether or not the United States federal Government is, authentically, a democracy — or, whether, alternatively, […]

US Orders 60% Of Havana Embassy Staff To Leave After Wave Of Mysterious ‘Sonic Attacks’

Senior U.S. officials have told the Associated Press that the U.S. is pulling roughly 60% of its staff out of Cuba and warning American travelers not to visit due to "specific attacks" that have harmed U.S. diplomats – namely the unspecified sonic attacks that have caused injuries ranging from mild to severe in more than […]

North Korea Claims 5 Million New Soldiers Enlisted Ahead Of “Imminent Provocation”

In what is probably a "slightly" exaggerated figure, North Korea claimed on Thursday that some 4.7 million students and workers have volunteered to join or re-enlist in the North Korean army since Kim Jong Un called Donald Trump a “dotard” and vowed to retaliate against the US for President Donald Trump's threats to "destroy" North […]

There Are Large Parts Of America Being Left Behind…

Economic prosperity is concentrated in America's elite zip codes, but in an interesting report on Distressed Communities, from The Economic Innovation Group, it is increasingly clear that economic stability outside of those communities is rapidly deteriorating. As Axios noted, this isn't a Republican or Democratic problem. At every level of government, both parties represent distressed areas. […]

“Choose North Korea Or The US”: White House Releases Details On Latest N.Korean Sanctions

Earlier, when we discussed Trump’s latest executive order launching new sanctions on North Korea, we got a big picture of the crackdown but not the details. Moments ago, however, the White House unveiled the full breakdown of what Trump’s latest crackdown on North Korea will involve. Among other things, not only will the latest crackdown […]

South Korea Unexpectedly Approves Aid To Pyongyang As North Korea Calls Trump “Barking Dog”

There is no love lost in the endlessly escalating war of words and delightful soundbites between Trump and North Korea, and after the President threatened to “totally destroy” North Korea, the country’s foreign minister said Trump’s UN speech amounted to “the sound of a dog barking,” adding that Trump’s warnings are just a nonsensical “dog […]

If Korean War Breaks Out, Seoul Will Send Special Forces To Assassinate Kim Jong-Un

Confirming reports that first floated several months ago, the Telegraph reports that South Korea is preparing to send special forces units into Pyongyang to conduct a “clinical strike” – searching for, and taking out Kim Jong-un and his closest advisers, in the event that North Korea should start a conventional war. The plan is among […]

North Korea Threatens “Merciless Strike” As US-South Korea Wargames Begin

Residents of Japanese coastal towns are holding evacuation drills as North Korea warned Sunday that the upcoming US-South Korea military exercises are "reckless behavior driving the situation into the uncontrollable phase of a nuclear war." Nearly 130 people took part in the drill in Kotoura, which has a population of 18,000, a town official said. […]

South Korea Warns Trump Only It Can Declare War On North

A day after US Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Joseph Dunford promised him that the US would exhaust all diplomatic options, including another round of UN sanctions, before resorting to a “military solution” in its simmering conflict with North Korea, South Korean President Moon Jae-in reminded Washington during a forceful Tuesday speech that the US […]

Should U.S. Troops Help Defend South Korea?

As the war of words between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and U.S. President Donald Trump ratcheted up tensions on the Korean peninsula this week, how does the U.S. public feel about the prospect of military confict between the two Koreas? You will find more statistics at Statista Statista's Niall McCarthy notes that according to a poll […]