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CGK

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  1. Oh look, another hot bed that we are jumping into. U.S. armored vehicles are deploying in areas in northern Syria along the tense border with Turkey, a few days after a Turkish airstrike that killed 20 U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters, a Syrian war monitor and Kurdish activists said Friday. Footage posted by Syrian activists online showed a convoy of U.S. armored vehicles driving on a rural road in the village of Darbasiyah, a few hundred meters from the Turkish border. Clashes in the area were reported between Turkish and Kurdish forces Wednesday a day after the Turkish airstrike which also destroyed a Kurdish command headquarters. <snip> The U.S. has recently shifted from working quietly behind the scenes in Syria's conflict toward overt displays of U.S. force in an attempt to shape the fight. Last month, about 200 Marines rolled into northern Syria backed with howitzers, significantly widening America's footprint in a highly toxic battlefield. The Marines' deployment came days after another intervention, when dozens of army troops drove outside the town of Manbij, riding Stryker armored vehicles, following an earlier conflagration of fighting between Syrian Kurdish troops and Turkish troops. The U.S. deployment in Manbij intentionally put Americans in the middle of that rivalry, hoping to cool it down. More: http://www.richmond.com/news/national-world/ap/reports-us-troops-deploy-along-syria-turkish-border/article_ab51f4cf-ddb9-5b12-864b-67c60e6b5617.html
  2. At 51 seconds the smoke cloud on the right looks like a beast face to me..
  3. There she blows! Japan's Sakurajima volcano erupts, 1st major eruption in 9 months Mt. Sakurajima, a volcano in southwestern Japan's Kagoshima Prefecture, erupted Friday, the Meteorological Agency said, in the first major event there in nine months. A plume of ash spewed from the 1,117-meter volcano's Showa crater in the 11:01 a.m. eruption, reaching about 3.2 kilometers into the sky, the agency said, adding that similar major eruptions could occur. The last major eruption occurred at the mountain on July 26, 2016. https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2017/04/dff9577edad1-japans-sakurajima-volcano-erupts-1st-major-eruption-in-9-months.html
  4. This smells like a used car deal..."No money down, Sign and Drive" ... Then you get the bill in the mail. Ha Ha Ha “It’s phenomenal. It’s the most incredible equipment you’ve ever seen -- shoots missiles right out of the sky. … We’re going to protect them. But they should pay for that, and they understand that.” Trump’s remarks stoked concerns he has set out to materialize his commitment to having allies and partners pay for what he has called a “fair share” of defense costs. Seoul refuted his argument on THAAD, saying it has not been “informed” of any payment. The deployment plan had also been settled in line with the South Korea-US Status of Forces Agreement, which governs the stationing of some 28,500 US troops here, the foreign and defense ministries said. More: http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20170428000499
  5. OMG...You gotta love this. First we insist that THAAD is deployed in So. Korea then we tell them, "Oh by the way, you owe us a Billion bucks" LOL Trump baffles Seoul over THAAD, FTA Payment call will turn public against THAAD By Jun Ji-hye U.S. President Donald Trump has abruptly demanded that Seoul pay $1 billion for the deployment of a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) battery here, stoking negative public sentiment against the anti-missile system. In response to the unexpected, deal-breaking remark, the Ministry of National Defense said Friday that Washington should pay any costs in accordance with the two countries' Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) that governs the treatment of U.S. forces stationed here. Trump's comments were squarely against the allies' previous agreement, reached based on SOFA, which calls for South Korea to provide the U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) with the site for the anti-missile shield and other infrastructure, and for the U.S. to bear the cost of deployment and operation. The government provided the USFK with land in Seongju County, North Gyeongsang Province, previously owned by Lotte Group, April 20. Trump's surprise remarks are adding fuel to the ongoing controversy over the deployment of the THAAD battery, giving objectors another reason to oppose it, along with fierce protests from local residents over the system's possible environmental risks. During an interview with Reuters, Thursday, President Trump said the THAAD system was to protect South Korean people, questioning why the U.S. should pay for that. "On the THAAD system, it's about a billion dollars. I said, ‘Why are we paying? Why are we paying a billion dollars? We're protecting,'" he said. "So, I informed South Korea it would be appropriate if they paid." More: http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/nation/2017/04/205_228502.html
  6. Are you sure that is not from the movie "White House Down?" LOL
  7. As long as Trump continues to do as he is instructed by TPTB, he will stay in the Oval office. If not, then expect to see President Pence assume the position. Nothing is cast in stone.
  8. What is wrong with these people? Why on earth would they protest over a system that could save their lives? The U.S. Forces Korea began installing key components of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (Thaad) battery early Wednesday morning at a golf course in Seongju County, North Gyeongsang, resulting in scuffles with local residents who objected to the stealthy deployment of the antimissile system. In the dead of night, the military hauled in components of the U.S.-made Thaad battery, including a powerful AN/TPY-2 radar system and at least two missile launchers and interceptors used in them, to a golf course it acquired from Lotte Group and turned over to the U.S. Forces Korea. The process began around 4:40 a.m. and continued to around 7 a.m. as some 20 military trucks and trailers arrived at the Seongju site, transferring the Thaad components, along with generators and coolers. News of the installation leaked and hundreds of Seongju residents, activists and members of religious sects gathered in the town center of Soseong-ri, Chojeon-myeon, near the golf course. Some 8,000 police were dispatched to the scene. They stood guard as the military trucks rolled in. Troops blocked roads to let the military vehicles pass and pushed back the residents and out-of-town protesters. Protesters held pickets and banners lambasting the Thaad deployment and calling for peace - and asking if U.S. troops were true friends of Korea. More: http://koreajoongangdaily.joins.com/news/article/article.aspx?aid=3032721&cloc=joongangdaily|home|top
  9. Things are moving right along... U.S. troops in South Korea began installing the equipment of an advanced missile defense system at a site in a southeastern region of the country, facing fierce protests from local residents. The overnight, unannounced operation came just six days after U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) secured the land in Seongju, North Gyeongsang Province, from the South Korean government. A joint environmental survey required under the bilateral Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) is not done yet, according to officials. The allies signed a deal last year to deploy the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system on the peninsula to help intercept North Korea's ballistic missiles. Six trailers reportedly carrying the high-profile radar of the THAAD system and other elements were seen entering the site. USFK issued no statement on the sensitive issue, but South Korea's Ministry of National Defense confirmed the start of the full-scale deployment. More: http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/nation/2017/04/205_228301.html
  10. And this too!!! Chinese Troops at Border with N.Korea Put in High Alert April 26, 2017 10:04 China has put troops stationed along its border with North Korea on high alert in case a war breaks out on the Korean Peninsula, Japan's Yomiuri Shimbun daily reported Tuesday. The daily said this is the second highest of the People's Liberation Army's three alert stages, which goes into effect when a direct military threat has reached a certain level. It means weapons and troops are prepared for battle and all leave is canceled. Sources told the paper the alert went into force around the middle of this month, and an extra 100,000 troops have been moved to the border. Chinese President Xi Jinping toured border bases last Friday. More: http://english.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2017/04/26/2017042601025.html
  11. I've checked all the Korean news sites, military links, state department and even Army Garrison Yongsan's facebook page and there is nothing about an evacuation order. Maybe this is what they are talking about? April 24, 2017 12:15 The U.S. Forces Korea will practice evacuating American civilians from Korea in June. The drill comes amid growing rumblings from Washington of a possible preemptive strike on North Korea's nuclear or missile facilities. But the USFK carries out the drill, awkwardly dubbed "Courageous Channel," as a matter of routine twice a year and has deliberately postponed it by a month to avoid giving an impression of urgency, according to a military source here. In May 2010, right after the North sank the South Korean Navy corvette Cheonan, the U.S. cancelled the drill to allay fears of impending war. The purpose of the drill is to evacuate American non-combatants in an emergency. They are supposed to gather at 18 evacuation shelters nationwide, including the U.S. military garrison Yongsan in Seoul, and be taken to Japan by air or ship. A military spokesman here said, "They don't practice the entire evacuation process each time. They sometimes only practice gathering at assembly points." An estimated 200,000 American civilians live in South Korea, mostly the families of service personnel, who are the first priority in an emergency. Next on the list are American expats or tourists and then their Korean families. http://english.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2017/04/24/2017042401460.html
  12. I keep saying to anyone who will listen that NO ONE is going Nuclear! (except for maybe NK and Iran and everyone is working to stop that) We learned our lessons with Nagasaki and Hiroshima. There are no spoils of war when everything is a wasteland full of radiation. EMP's exploded in the atmosphere are what the world needs to fear. Take out the "grid" over any "civilized" nation and within days the attacking nation can walk right in and take over. Its that simple...
  13. All kidding aside, I gave up on doom this year. I've spent the past 10 years "getting ready" for something/anything. Then I realized that I am now a senior citizen. Ten years ago I could have lived off the land, walked hundreds of miles carrying a pack and fought off any and all attacks that threatened my existence or that of my loved ones. Then I realized that Doom survival is relative to age. 20 to 30 year olds are going to be able to kick ass and survive because they have youth on their side. 30 to 40 have a damn good fighting chance as long as they have stayed in shape. 40 to 50 have worldly experience and hopefully will be of value to the younger folks. Over 60? Good luck with that. No matter how good of shape you might be in, understand that you will be a burden on the younger folks, unless you have knowledge or a skill that no one else has. If not, you are nothing more than a worthless eater in a doom world scenario. All things considered, now that I'm in my 60s my kids can have all my preps and go out there and fight the fight. I'm going to stay in my home, sleep in my snuggy bed, have a cup of coffee in the morning, take a warm bath as long as there is water and fuel to heat the water.and try to enjoy whatever life I might have left. Once things become unbearable...I'm outta here. I'm going to the "other side". Maybe there is something there and maybe there is not...but I have no desire to suffer or hold onto a life in a post-apoplectic world. Hence, Doom off and party on!!!!!
  14. I think you might be right...The trinity of trouble. China, Russia and Iran.....
  15. I think we have "boots on the ground" right now to take out Kimmy. I also believe that we will use the full force of our military to dismantle his nuclear program by whatever means the generals deem appropriate. I don't think that this BS with NK is the beginning of WW3. My greatest fear is that China and Russia will join forces against America. That's the alliance that will be a game changer...