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“Calm Before The Storm” Remark By Trump Has MSM In A frenzy Of Speculation

President Donald Trump declined on Friday to explain what he meant when he described a gathering of military leaders as “the calm before the storm,” but the White House said he was not just being mischievous when he made the remark.

Pressed about what he meant by Thursday’s comment, the U.S. leader declined to elaborate, telling reporters only that, “You’ll find out.” White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders also declined to say what Trump meant.

When asked whether Trump was just being mischievous, Sanders denied he was just “messing with the press.”

“I think we have some serious world issues here. I think that North Korea, Iran both continue to be bad actors and the president is somebody who’s going to always look for ways to protect Americans,” Sanders said.

Leon Panetta, a former Defense secretary and CIA director, said Trump’s remarks would be something “you’d really worry about” under a previous U.S. president. But he said Trump’s comments appeared to follow a pattern he’d established on Twitter.

“You begin to assume that it’s more about getting attention than it is about proclaiming some kind of national policy. I don’t think it’s responsible…but I think in this instance we probably all should take a deep breath and try to assume he’s just making a play for attention,” Panetta told CNN.

“There is no indication that there is a strategy or a policy behind that statement,” he added.

Calm Before Storm© REUTERS/Yuri Gripas U.S. President Donald Trump participates in a briefing with senior military leaders at the White House in Washington Trump made the “calm before the storm” comment during a photo opportunity before having dinner with U.S. military leaders and their wives. The dinner followed a meeting in which Trump and the military leaders discussed Iran, North Korea, Afghanistan and the fight against Islamic State.

The president also appeared to criticise the military leaders on Thursday for moving too slowly to provide him advice.

“Moving forward, I also expect you to provide me with a broad range of military options, when needed, at a much faster pace. I know that government bureaucracy is slow, but I am depending on you to overcome the obstacles of bureaucracy,” he said.

Asked if Trump felt like military leaders were deliberately being slow to advise him, Sanders said, “Not at all.”

“As you know, he’s a person who like to take action and take it quickly,” she said. “He wants options on the table so that he can make quick decision.”

(Reporting by James Oliphant, Steve Holland and Tim Ahmann; Writing by David Alexander; Editing by Alistair Bell)

https://www.reuters.com/

https://www.msn.com/en-nz/news/world/trump-declines-to-explain-calm-before-the-storm-remark/ar-AAt0cJh?li=BBqdk7Q&ocid=SK2MDHP

 

Note the line: “North Korea, Iran continue to bad actors”. Perhaps I read a different meaning into this than the MSM does, but my response would be “get them some acting lessons”

  Martin

“Doomsday” Broadcast Alarms Southern California”

Considering the recent earthquake spike (especially the 5.7 mag off the California coast) this “fake” broadcast was bound to cause anxiety.

Large Earthquake Near Fukushima!

Fukushima quake

A 6.1-magnitude earthquake hit the northeast coast of Japan, just 200 miles east of the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant.

The earthquake occurred just before 12 p.m. EDT on Wednesday (the middle of the night in Japan) and was about six miles deep, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS). Its epicenter was near that of the huge 2011 earthquake that led to a tsunami and caused a nuclear meltdown in Japan. The USGS also estimated that most people in its vicinity felt “weak” shaking. The closest city was Kamaishi, 175 miles away.

As of yet, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has not issued a tsunami warning.

In March 2011, Japan was hit by a 9-magnitude earthquake that triggered a tsunami with waves up to 128 feet high that killed 16,000 people and flooded the Fukushima nuclear power plant, causing a catastrophic nuclear disaster—the worst since Chernobyl. The clean-up is not complete: It is expected to take 30 to 40 years and cost $189 billion. The Guardian reported in February that one damaged reactor was at its highest radiation level since the meltdown. Newsweek reported in July that the Fukushima power plant announced it would be dumping nuclear waste into the ocean.

The waves flooded back-up generators in the plant that were used to cool nuclear reactors, and 500,000 people in a 12-mile radius had to be evacuated. Many parts of the world tightened their nuclear safety codes and regulations after Fukushima, to attempt to ensure that even a worst-case scenario like that in Japan could not lead to another nuclear disaster. In the United States, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission implemented “post-Fukushima requirements” that include regular safety improvements in the 61 nuclear power plants in operation and 99 nuclear reactors across the country.

The 2011 earthquake hit closer to the power plant, was much stronger—one of the strongest earthquakes ever recorded—and had a much deeper epicenter, 18 miles. Japan is situated at the juncture of four tectonic plates, so noticeable earthquakes are common for the region, and the country’s buildings and emergency planning procedures are generally prepared for them.

The Wednesday quake was the second powerful temblor this week, after a 7.1-magnitude event killed over 200 people in Mexico City on Tuesday. Just before the quake, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Japan announced the country was sending its Japan Disaster Relief Search and Rescue Team to Mexico to help with rescue operations. “In light of the friendly relations between Japan and Mexico,” the ministry wrote in a release, “Japan decided to provide emergency assistance to Mexico from a humanitarian viewpoint.”

Newsweek

Melina Delkic

Earthquakes Everywhere!

Thanks to Rose at The Con Trail:

https://thecontrail.com/forum/topics/mexico-new-zealand-what-s-next?xg_source=activity

Those that watch know that there is a pattern to the quakes when the area around Auckland Islands quake.

Auckland Islands, East Coast NZ, Fukushima, Mexico west coast of US, Alaska and then often the Bering Straight.  The pattern is happening again.

~r~

It begins with Auckland Islands having a 6.1…

M 6.1 – 256km W of Auckland Island, New Zealand

2017-09-20 01:43:30 UTC 50.371°S   162.550°E 10.0 km depth

New Zealand rocked by strong 6.1 magnitude earthquake as a ‘powerful tremor’ strikes Wellington http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4901364/New-Zealand-rocked-…

http://www.wvgs.wvnet.edu/www/earthquakes/data/20170919_WORLD_NewZe…

The same day there was a 5.1 in Wellington/Seddon. And A 5.1 FUKUSHIMA and then today M 6.4 VANUATU Date: 2017-09-20 20:09:50 UTC Depth: 200 km M 6.2 OFF EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN Date: 2017-09-20 16:37:15 UTC Depth: 2 km

Published on Sep 20, 2017

♨ Mexico, New Zealand … – What’s Next ? Latest videos: https://goo.gl/x6nmrY

Source

Sarah shared in chat:

“Dutch has covered it. He was surprised how big it was.  39mins For Dutch recap NZ JAPAN ETC”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NI_R-S7MQo

In the last couple of days NZs east coast has rattled with a 5.1 Seddon, Fukushima quaked. Rings alight so if your personally frequencies are feeling heavy… electromagnetic hits.

 

Add a new one he List:

6.4 Mag Vanuatu!

A 6.4 magnitude earthquake has hit Vanuatu, 85km northwest of Isangel, the US Geological Survey says.

In a post a short time ago, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami was not expected.

More to come

(Source Radio NZ)

Trump Threatens To Totally Destroy North Korea At UN: MSM Reports

U.S. President Donald Trump escalated his threats against North Korea over its nuclear challenge on Tuesday, threatening to “totally destroy” the country of 26 million people and mocking its leader, Kim Jong Un, as a “rocket man.”

In a hard-edged speech to the United Nations General Assembly, Trump offered a grim portrait of a world in peril, adopted a more confrontational approach to solving global challenges from Iran to Venezuela, and gave an unabashed defense of U.S. sovereignty.

“The United States has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea,” Trump told the 193-member world body, sticking closely to a script.

As loud, startled murmurs filled the hall, Trump described Kim in an acid tone, saying, “Rocket man is on a suicide mission for himself and his regime.”

His remarks rattled the leaders gathered in the green-marbled U.N. General Assembly hall, where minutes earlier U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appealed for statesmanship, saying: “We must not sleepwalk our way into war.”

Trump’s most direct military threat to attack North Korea, in his debut appearance at the General Assembly, was his latest expression of concern about Pyongyang’s repeated launching of ballistic missiles over Japan and underground nuclear tests.

© Jelswick/AP Images

comment. Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom crossed her arms.

“It was the wrong speech, at the wrong time, to the wrong audience,” Wallstrom later told the BBC.

North Korea’s mission to the United Nations did not immediately respond to a request for comment. A junior North Korean diplomat sat in the delegation’s front-row seat for Trump’s speech, the North Korean U.N. mission said. His speech recalled the fiery nationalist language of his Jan. 20 inaugural address when he pledged to end what he called an “American carnage” of rusted factories and crime.

‘HOSTILE’ BEHAVIOR

His strongest words were directed at North Korea. He urged the United Nations member states to work together to isolate the Kim government until it ceases its “hostile” behavior.

In what may have been a veiled prod at China, the North’s major trading partner, Trump said: “It is an outrage that some nations would not only trade with such a regime but would arm, supply and financially support a country that imperils the world with nuclear conflict.”

The U.N. Security Council has unanimously imposed nine rounds of sanctions on North Korea since 2006 and Guterres appealed for that 15-member body to maintain its unity.

Turning to Iran, Trump called the 2015 nuclear deal negotiated by his predecessor, Barack Obama, an embarrassment and hinted that he may not recertify the agreement when it comes up for a mid-October deadline.

“I don’t think you’ve heard the last of it,” he said.

He called Iran an “economically depleted rogue state” that exports violence.

There was no immediate comment from either Iran’s U.N. delegation or its foreign ministry in Tehran.

French President Emmanuel Macron, in his U.N. speech, said his country would not close the door to negotiations over the North Korea crisis and staunchly defended the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.

“Renouncing it would be a grave error,” Macron said.

Trump said the United States does not seek to impose its will on other nations and will respect other countries’ sovereignty. He said the U.S. military would soon be the strongest it has ever been.

Trump called the collapsing situation in Venezuela “completely unacceptable” and warned the United States was considering what further actions it can take.

“We cannot stand by and watch,” he said.

Venezuela rejected Trump’s threats and said it was prepared to resist any U.S. actions, even a military invasion. Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza called Trump a white supremacist who was returning the world to the Cold War of the 1980s.

“He came to the house of peace and promoted war and the destruction of certain countries,” Arreaza told reporters.

Financial markets showed little reaction to Trump’s speech, with most major assets hovering near the unchanged mark on the day.

“He stuck with his script,” said Lennon Sweeting, chief market strategist at XE.com in Toronto. “The dollar/yen jumped around a bit but it’s basically flat. I don’t think we will see any more volatility out of this.”

Source: Reuters/MSN

https://www.msn.com/en-nz/news/australia/at-un-trump-says-us-may-have-to-totally-destroy-north-korea/ar-AAsdRd1?li=BBqdg4K&ocid=SK2MDHP

FULL SPEACH FROM RT:

ARCTIC SEA ICE MISSION DISPROVES THEIR OWN THEORY

A Rather Ironic bit of environmental news!

Pen Hadow’s attempt to sail to the North Pole has been rather embarrassingly brought to an abrupt halt by sea ice!
The furthest North they got was 80 degrees 10 minutes, and after being moored to an ice floe for a day, the decision was made to turn tail and head south.

It is believed Arctic Mission has sailed further north from the coastlines surrounding the Arctic Ocean than any vessel in history without icebreaker support.
Its vessels were the first to reach the international waters surrounding the North Pole (aka the Central Arctic Ocean), without icebreaker support and without freezing in.
Its vessels have set the first furthest north within the Central Arctic Ocean without icebreaker support.
Arctic Mission’s northernmost position was 590 nautical miles (678.5 statute miles) from the North Pole.”

Much of what they claim is sheer drivel. There is absolutely no evidence that this part of the ocean has not been ice free many times in recent human history. We do know that the Arctic was been much warmer in the Middle Ages, for instance.

https://notalotofpeopleknowthat.wordpress.com/2017/08/31/pen-hadow-…

Bummer, Hadow. Looks like there’s plenty of ice there mate!

Pen Hadow 's attempt

Putin: North Koreans Will ‘Eat Grass’ for Kim’s Weapons

North Korean Putin

https://www.msn.com/en-nz/news/world/putin-north-koreans-will-eat-grass-for-kims-weapons/ar-AArm52W?li=AAaeXZz&ocid=spartanntp

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un would allow his people to “eat grass” before he ever gives up his nuclear and missile defense programs, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday at a news conference in China.
Kim and his military claimed to have tested a hydrogen bomb Sunday, the sixth overall nuclear test conducted by a regime that believes its threats keep the United States and its Asian allies at bay as they plan a pre-emptive strike to overthrow the authoritarian government.
Kim is willing to go so far as to starve his people in order to keep power, Putin said while also condemning the weapons tests and saying diplomacy was the best route to handle the North.
“They will eat grass but they will not turn away from the path that will provide for their security,” Putin said, according to CNN.

A hydrogen bomb is far more powerful than a nuclear bomb, and reports out of South Korea indicate the North could be preparing another intercontinental ballistic missile test, adding to fears the North has the capability to put a nuclear warhead on a missile that could reach the U.S.
Using the missile and nuclear defense threats as a means to deter, according to Putin, is how the North avoids the fate of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein. The Russian leader, a former head of his country’s intelligence services, also said that sanctions, like those put in place against the North’s economy last month by the United Nations Security Council, are “useless and ineffective.”
“Saddam Hussein rejected the production of weapons of mass destruction, but even under that pretense, he was destroyed and members of his family were killed,” Putin said at the BRICs summit, which brings together Brazil, India, China and South Africa.
Putin added: “The country was demolished and Saddam Hussein was hanged. Everyone knows that and everyone in North Korea knows that.”
Prior to the new sanctions by the U.N., those already in place were having a drastic effect on the North’s population. A U.N. report released in March showed that more than 10 million North Koreans, or 41 percent of its population, are “undernourished,” and it pointed out that the North ranked 98 th out of 118 countries on last year’s Global Hunger Index.

(Newsweek)

Notice how the game is changing, with all three superpowers now pointing in the same direction, their differences seemingly swept aside, on this issue at least. In actuality, Kim Jong Un and his secular little nation are really no threat to the world at large.

Any one of the superpowers can easily disable North Korea’s rockets the moment they leave the launch pad, so logically they are allowing his firecrackers to go high enough and far enough to present a credible threat to the masses.

It’s the old “perceived threat” game, just the latest step in the march towards the New World Order.

Martin H.

North Korea Says It Won’t Fire Missiles At Guam After All

Bill Chappell,  The Two-Way.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reviewed his military’s plans to rain “an enveloping fire” around the U.S. territory of Guam — but opted not to fire missiles at this time, according to state media. Despite the stand-down, some Guamanians were alarmed after two radio stations aired an erroneous emergency alert Tuesday.
Kim visited the Korean People’s Army as the self-imposed mid-August deadline for a missile demonstration approached, the Korean Central News Agency reports. But after hearing the plan and considering it, Kim opted not to give the order to launch missiles, and instead “would watch a little more the foolish and stupid conduct of the Yankees,” the report says.
Kim also warned that the U.S. should not test North Korea’s self-restraint.
On Guam, the territory’s Homeland Security office says two radio stations aired “an unscheduled test of the Emergency Alert Broadcast System” shortly after midnight, which “residents and visitors may have noticed.” The announcement — that the system had issued “a civil danger warning” for Guam — was due to an unauthorized test and was not connected to an emergency, the agency says.

 

Guam and the U.S. air and naval forces that are based there have been under alert since it was named by North Korea as a potential demonstration target, with the regime threatening to fire missiles into the sea near the island that’s home to some 160,000 people.
The passing of the deadline without a missile launch could ease tensions that have been ratcheted up as President Trump and North Korea have traded threats. Last week, Trump said, “Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely.”
South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in said his nation will do “all it can” to prevent violence from breaking out on the Korean Peninsula.
In a speech delivered on Tuesday — Liberation Day, commemorating the end of Japanese rule following World War II — Moon was quoted by The Korea Herald as saying, “Without the consent of the Republic of Korea [South Korea], no country can determine to take military action.”
It’s still too early to say the situation has calmed entirely, Guam Lieut. Gov. Ray Tenorio said, “But we are happy that the rhetoric is starting to calm down, perhaps.”
“There is no change in the threat level,” Guam Homeland Security adviser George Charfauros said. He added, “We are very … I’d say almost ecstatic that Kim Jong Un has backed off.”
From Seoul, NPR’s Elise Hu reports:
“[On] Monday, U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis said if North Korean missiles were considered a threat to Guam, then, ‘It’s game on.’ Others in the Trump administration, like Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, continue to try and push a diplomatic solution to the current nuclear issue.”

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/08/15/543603140/north-korea-says-it-wont-fire-missiles-at-guam-after-all

And since the US, as it has now publicly admitted, could disable North Korea’s missiles the moment they left the launch pad, Kim Jong Un was never much of a threat in the first place. I’m sure most Uncensored readers can figure it out.

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