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In this video by Greg Mannarino, he warns about the true repercussions of the current overt sanctions against Russia, as well as the mostly overlooked (but highly catalytic) covert oil price manipulations that are intended to break the Bear’s back, or maybe just provoke it into a counterattack. These are truly dangerous times. The article Greg refers to in this video can be found here.

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dragonDespite a few flaccid attempts at negotiations, diplomacy remains at a standstill between North and South Korea.

First, South Korea, in an attempt to douse the fiery rhetoric coming from their northern neighbor, offered to open up fresh discussions after the North declared it was now at a “state of war” with the South.  North Korea turned the offer down flat.

Only to turn around and be the one to now offer new terms of negotiations, terms which it surely knew would never be met, such as:

1. Ending all UN sanctions levied against North Korea

2. Suspending permanently all future war game drills between the U.S. and South Korea – something they have conducted without fail annually since the end of the Korean War.

Spokesman Cho Tai-young responded by calling the terms “absurd.”

In response to this standoff in diplomacy, China has been repositioning military assets and putting more tooth into its own official statements.

According to the International Business Times, China has been busily bolstering its troop and tank presence along its border with North Korea, should open fighting break out between North and South Korea. Regular flights of fighter jets have also been reported there. China has released no official statements about these re-deployments.

Investmentwatchblog.com reports that China has recently deployed DF-21D anti-ship ballistic missiles near to Taiwan. This missile is designed with the capability to destroy U.S. aircraft carriers, something that certainly has not escaped Washington’s attention.

Not satisfied with deployment of 8 more patrol ships to the Senkaku/Diaoyu disputed zone, China has used its fighter jets to make 40 close-range flights, in one day, over these contested islands, a muscle flexing move to be sure.

Turning its attention to another contested area, this time the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea, China flat out demanded that the Philippines immediately evacuate all ships and personnel from what it claims are its own territorial waters. This came after the Philippines, after tiring of the slowness of outcome to this standoff, appealed to a UN tribunal to intervene – something that the Dragon did not like at all.

We’re seeing the Dragon’s smoke in increasing amounts of late. And where there’s smoke, there’s fire.

 

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missilesAccording to the Herald Sun, a missile has been spotted in launch position inside North Korea, and South Korean and U.S. troops have been moved up to “Watchcon 2,” the highest alert.

The article goes on to say that North Korea seems poised to launch as many as 5 missiles from it’s eastern coastline.

So will North Korea act? Experts seem divided.

Ma Young Ae, an former spy for the North Korean government, says that the west should not underestimate North Korea. She says chances are 99 percent that “war will break.” Why? Because of their psychology. “They’re not thinking that I need to survive – you all die. It’s not that.  You’re gonna die, and I’m gonna die as well – that’s what they’re thinking.”

That’s lovely.

A little further down the scale of percentages is Zhang Liangui, a professor of international strategic research at the Communist Party’s Central Party School. He gives war breaking out about a 70 to 80 percent chance.

Then down at the humorous bottom of zero percent chance of conflict is Xu Guangyu, a senior military analyst in Beijing.”There is no threat,” he said.  “The grandson is using the missiles to salute his grandfather and celebrate his power.’’

Well, if your going to use something to salute, a missile is the second best thing. Can anyone say “overconfident”?

But to me, that mix of puffed-up pride, self-importance, and testosterone doesn’t minimize the threat – it maximizes it.

psyThen there’s the citizens of South Korea. Sigh. They remind me of Americans. Apparently, they are simply “shrugging off” the threats from North Korea as if the peninsula wasn’t on the brink of a nuclear conflagration, and instead turning their simple minds to what is really of interest to them: pop star PSY’s latest release, Gentlemen. Will he introduce a new dance? Will it become as big of a hit as Gangnam Style? Shoot me NOW!

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tax-dayAnd you thought Tax Day couldn’t get any worse…

Well, Tax Day this year might wind up being the worst of all time. New developments keep coming fast and furious, and my mind is reeling trying to keep up. Here’s what I’ve gathered so far.

I won’t recap what I’ve just covered in my last 2 posts, so if you haven’t read them yet, check them out here first, then here.

To start off with, remember that there was a bit of confusion from 777aej about whether a big event would occur on April 15th (Tax Day), or on Memorial Day. Well, come to find out, April 15th is both Tax Day (in the U.S.) AND Memorial Day (in… wait for it… North Korea!). Holy crap, right?

And, as these things often go, there is currently speculation in the media as to whether or not North Korea will use that holiday as an auspicious date to launch either a test missile, or choose to go live with an attack (think Ed Dames, nuclear event on the Korean peninsula).  If they choose a holiday such as this one, it would be far from atypical. In fact, in the past they’ve used holidays specifically – their own and those of other countries – as test launch dates to heighten the provocation.

I wouldn’t be at all surprised if they go ahead with something on Monday, especially since that holiday is a memorial for Kim Jong-un’s grandfather, and this is a political dynasty after all. It is the best time for them to make a point, and ramp up their people’s patriotism a thousandfold at the same time. Everything is set and ready there – but they’re making everyone wait. We might not have to wait long.

The other connection to current events is the sun itself. Apparently it’s really waking up.

The below is quoted from this article:

The CME should reach Earth around 6 UT (2 EDT), April 13, 2013, according to NASA’s Space Weather Research Center CME model.

It’s an M6.5 class solar flare, and is apparently the biggest one this year.  The sun has been quiet for awhile, but now it’s beginning to stir.

From the Huffington Post:

The sun should roar back to life sometime in 2013, producing its second activity peak in the last two years, scientists say.

Our star has been surprisingly quiet since unleashing a flurry of flares and other eruptions toward the end of 2011. But this lull is likely the trough between two peaks that together constitute “solar maximum” for the sun’s current 11-year activity cycle, researchers say.

I’m not saying with certainty that anything is going to happen. But neither will I say something big won’t happen. I’m watching and observing, and noting things of interest. And I find there to be a lot of things occurring in a tightly-spaced manner right now that are impossible to ignore.

This year, right now, will see the solar peak in an 11 year cycle. This year. It was supposed to occur last year, but for whatever reason, the sun’s been quiet since then. This seems timely, because I would assume it would be during a solar peak year that a massive solar “killshot” would take place – at least that is the most probable time. Will this be the year of the nuclear event on the Korean peninsula and the solar killshot? I have no idea. Let’s all stay watchful and see.

One more thing – 777aej was shown a very big earthquake that occurred in conjunction with these other events. CMEs are known to have a causative relationship with earthquakes. I think it’s likely that a killshot-class solar flare would also cause some serious earthquakes as well. New Madrid? California? Pacific Rim? Something to think about.

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photo credit - KCNA news agency

photo credit – KCNA news agency

This is from a blog post commentator named D city so nice Dey named it twice, posted below this article:

The only ones who are not afraid are the ones stupid enough not to be.

There’s a lot of truth in that simple statement.

And of course we are talking here about the daily escalation happening between North Korea and, well, the entire Western world. Because that is how this line in the sand will parse out if North Korea makes a bold move. That’s the real cause of concern – not a war with North Korea, but the war that would quickly develop after North Korea is already a smoldering heap of ashes.

I don’t mean to say that North Korea should be taken lightly, or that they have no capability to deliver a grievous blow. I just know that if they do deliver that strike, they will summarily cease to exist in short order.

Already there is this story about how two of its subs have left a naval base and disappeared. They’ve also recently relocated some mid-range missiles to the east coast of their country with the capability of striking Japan.

There’s so many ways this thing could go it quickly overwhelms any attempts to map it out.

For instance, what if North Korea is not acting independently – what if they are being dictated to by China? Still fresh in the news is China and Japan’s growing hostility over the disputed Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands. Many have speculated that that conflict could easily explode into a wider war. And if that were not serious enough, enter North Korea with it’s declaration of war against South Korea and threats to strike US targets with nuclear weapons. Is it conceivable that China is using North Korea as a catalyst to spark a wider war and to suffer the brunt of the initial response?

Because, if that is conceivable, it sure looks like the big players are rearranging their chess pieces in preparation for what might follow such an opening salvo. The US has flown nuclear-capable B2 bombers into the theater, and has also beefed up it’s anti-missile shield defenses in the Pacific.

China is also moving personnel and equipment rapidly into position along its North Korean border. Do they take North Korea’s threats more seriously than even the pundits in the US seem to, based on their remarks? Don’t listen to what they say, watch what they do, and what both China and the US seem to be doing, is preparing to go to war, at least to my eyes. Never mind that it might be North Korea that sets the game into motion. That’s just the opening act.

Fear is not useful in dealing with these new developments, but sobriety and wakefulness certainly is. It could be possible that everyone is a lot closer to eternity than they realize right now. Make your peace with God – he’s in control of all that we’re seeing unfold. For me, that’s the only thing that keeps me from soiling myself on a daily basis in light of this kind of global insanity. Shalom.

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Aggressive posturing is not new for North Korea, but this is starting to sound a bit more desperate and serious than what’s preceded it. Who knows – at some point you would think they would have to back up their rhetoric with some action or risk losing all credibility (if they haven’t already). Dangerous times…

The Extinction Protocol

March 26, 2013NORTH KOREANorth Korea stepped up its aggressive rhetoric on Tuesday, ordering its rocket and long-range artillery units to be combat ready and on the “highest alert” and issuing new threats against U.S. bases on Hawaii, Guam and mainland America. Pyongyang warned that U.S. facilities would be “reduced to ashes and flames the moment the first attack is unleashed,” according to a military order issued by the pariah state’s military “supreme command.” It comes in response to joint military drills by U.S. and South Korean forces which began in the area early this month and which have seen U.S. bombers flying sorties threatening the North. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspects an army landing exercise on Monday. South Korea’s defense ministry said it saw no sign of imminent military action by North Korea Tuesday, according to Reuters. The announcement marked a further increase…

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