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China Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) ” The Latest on the North Korea crisis (all times EDT):

12:35 a.m.

Chinese state media say President Xi Jinping, in a call with President Donald Trump, said all sides should avoid rhetoric or action that would worsen tensions on the Korean Peninsula.

China Central Television on Saturday cited Xi as saying that Beijing and Washington are both interested in the denuclearization of the peninsula.

The report quotes Xi as saying: “At present, the relevant parties must maintain restraint and avoid words and deeds that would exacerbate the tension on the Korean Peninsula.”

Trump has pushed China to pressure North Korea to halt a nuclear weapons program that is nearing the capability of targeting the United States. China is the North’s biggest economic partner and source of aid, but says it alone can’t compel Pyongyang to end its nuclear and missile programs.

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11:55 p.m.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he will do everything he can to protect the Japanese people as tensions escalate over North Korean plans to send missiles flying over Japan toward Guam.

Abe says: “I will do everything, to the best of my ability, to protect the safety and property of the Japanese people.”

He made comments Saturday while visiting his father’s tomb in his ancestral hometown of Nagato in western Japan.

On Friday, the Defense Ministry said it was deploying four of Japan’s surface-to-air Patriot interceptors in western Japan to respond to a possible risk of fragments falling from missiles.

The ministry did not confirm whether Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera has already issued an order to shoot down incoming missiles.

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10:45 p.m.

President Donald Trump has issued fresh threats of swift and forceful retaliation against nuclear North Korea, declaring the U.S. military “locked and loaded” and warning that the communist country’s leader “will regret it fast” if he takes any action against U.S. territories or allies.

The president appeared to draw another red line that would trigger a U.S. attack against North Korea and “big, big trouble” for its leader, Kim Jong Un. Trump’s comments, however, do not appear to be backed by significant military mobilization on either side of the Pacific, and an important, quiet diplomatic channel remains open.

Asked Firday if the U.S. was going to war, he said cryptically, “I think you know the answer to that.”

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4:20 p.m.

President Donald Trump says German Chancellor Angela Merkel does not speak for the U.S. on North Korea.

Merkel has said of Trump’s provocative warnings to the communist nation that “escalating the rhetoric is the wrong answer.”

Trump on Friday replied: “Let her speak for Germany,” adding, “She’s certainly not referring to the United States.”

The U.S. president’s warnings that Pyongyang will “regret” any threats or action against the U.S. are a break with the diplomatic language of his predecessors. But Trump said Friday that millions of Americans support their president “sticking up” for the U.S. and its allies.

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3:50 p.m.

President Donald Trump says his critics are only complaining about his tough rhetoric on North Korea “because it’s me.”

He says days of grave threats to the communist country’s leader, Kim Jong Un, would be welcomed as “a great statement” if “somebody else” uttered them.

Trump adds that millions of Americans support his words because “finally we have a president that’s sticking up for our nation and frankly sticking up for our friends and our allies.”

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3:40 p.m.

President Donald Trump says North Korea’s leader will “regret it fast” if he threatens or acts against Guam, or any other U.S. territory or ally.

Trump says tens of millions of Americans support his tough position on North Korea’s nuclear threat.

Following days of grave threats to North Korea, Trump directed his latest warning Friday directly to the communist country’s leader, Kim Jong Un.

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Trump mocks Kim

1:10 p.m.

An escalating exchange of provocative rhetoric between the United States and North Korea is alarming international leaders. Russia’s foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov, estimated the risk of a military conflict between the U.S. and North Korea as “very high,” and said Moscow is deeply concerned.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel declined to say whether Germany would stand with the U.S. in case of a military conflict with North Korea. She called on the U.N. Security Council to continue to address the issue.

Japan has started deploying land-based Patriot interceptors after North Korea threatened to send ballistic missiles flying over western Japan and landing near Guam.

Meanwhile, American and South Korean officials said they would move forward with large-scale military exercises later this month that North Korea claims are a rehearsal for war.

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12:45 p.m.

A Democratic congressman is urging House Speaker Paul Ryan to reconvene the House from its summer recess to consider legislation prohibiting a pre-emptive nuclear strike against North Korea.

Rep. David Cicilline (sihs-ihl-EE’-nee) of Rhode Island, a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, says that in light of President Donald Trump’s “reckless words” threatening North Korea, the House should immediately take up legislation barring a pre-emptive nuclear strike without prior congressional authorization.

Cicilline said Trump “has made a dangerous situation even worse by recklessly asserting that the United States is ‘locked and loaded’ to bring ‘fire and fury’ to North Korea.”

Cicilline said Trump’s bellicose language against North Korea has raised alarms around the world, adding that “if the president will not defuse this situation, then Congress must.”

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11:20 a.m.

Japan has started deploying land-based Patriot interceptors after North Korea threatened to send ballistic missiles flying over western Japan and landing near Guam.

The Defense Ministry said Friday the PAC-3 surface-to-air interceptors are being deployed at four locations: Hiroshima, Kochi, Shimane and Ehime.

The deployment is largely aimed at responding to the risk of falling fragments while missiles fly over the region.

The four PAC-3 systems are brought from eastern Japan, as its missile defense is largely centered around Tokyo. They are expected to arrive in the designated sites early Saturday.

The ministry did not confirm whether Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera has already issued an order to shoot down incoming missiles.

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9:35 a.m.

Russia’s foreign minister says the risk of a military conflict between the U.S. and North Korea is “very high.”

Sergey Lavrov said Friday that Russia is strongly worried about escalating rhetoric coming from Pyongyang and Washington. He added that “when it comes close to fight, the one who is stronger and wiser should be the first to step back from the brink.”

Asked how Moscow would act in case of a military conflict between the U.S. and the North, Lavrov answered it would do everything it could to prevent the worst-case scenario.

Lavrov said Russia doesn’t accept the North’s nuclear weapons bid and pointed at a proposal by China and Russia under which Pyongyang would freeze its nuclear and missile tests while the U.S. and South Korea would halt their military drills.

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9:15 a.m.

Despite tensions and talk of war, life on the streets of the North Korean capital Pyongyang remains calm.

There are no air raid drills or cars in camouflage netting as was the case during previous crises. State-run media ensures that the population gets the North Korean side of the story, but doesn’t convey any sense of international concern about the situation.

North Koreans have lived for decades with the state media message that war is imminent, the U.S. is to blame and their country is ready to defend itself.

At a park in central Pyongyang Friday evening, young people practiced volleyball and grandparents and parents watched children on climbing frames and swings.

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9 a.m.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she doesn’t see a military solution to rising tensions between the United States and North Korea and called for a de-escalation of the rhetoric.

Asked Friday about U.S. President Donald Trump’s latest statements, Merkel declined to say whether Germany would stand with the U.S. in case of a military conflict with North Korea. She said, “I don’t see a military solution and I don’t think it’s called for.”

Merkel called on the U.N. Security Council to continue to address the issue. She says Germany would work to find diplomatic solutions with the countries involved, the U.S. and China in particular, but also South Korea.

She added: “I think escalating the rhetoric is the wrong answer.”

Earlier this week, Trump said the U.S. would slam the North with “fire and fury like the world has never seen” if it provoked America again.

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8 a.m.

President Donald Trump is warning of military action “should North Korea act unwisely.”

Trump tweeted: “Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely. Hopefully Kim Jong Un will find another path!”

North Korea has announced a detailed plan to launch a salvo of ballistic missiles toward the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam, a major military hub and home to U.S. bombers. If carried out, it would be its most provocative missile launch to date.

Trump said this week the U.S. would unleash “fire and fury” on North Korea if it continued to threaten the U.S.

 

China holds wargames as North Korea tensions spike

AFP

The Chinese navy and air force flexed their muscles in live-fire drills in seas adjacent to the Korean Peninsula, the defence ministry said, amid regional tensions over North Korea’s pursuit of nuclear weaponry.

The “large-scale” exercises were being conducted in the seas and skies off China’s east coast in the Yellow Sea and Bohai Gulf, and included the firing of dozens of missiles, a notice posted late Monday on the Ministry of Defence website said.

Naval and air force assets including dozens of ships, more than 10 aircraft, submarines and an unspecified number of coastal defence personnel took part in the drills, which the ministry said were aimed at testing weapons and honing the military’s abilities in conducting coastal assaults and intercepting air targets.

China has for some time been engaged in a modernisation of its once-backward armed forces, seeking military clout commensurate with its economic might, a drive that has caused unease among its regional neighbours© Provided by AFP

China has for some time been engaged in a modernisation of its once-backward armed forces, seeking military clout commensurate with its economic might, a drive that has caused unease among its regional neighbours

The ministry did not specify how long the drills were to last but a four-day shipping ban ending on Tuesday was issued for the area where the drills were held, according to notices by the military and local authorities.

It was not immediately clear whether the wargames were meant to send any sort of message.

But the announcement comes just days after China backed a US-drafted UN Security Council resolution passed on Saturday that significantly stiffened sanctions against North Korea for its pursuit of nuclear and missile weapons systems.

In the wake of the resolution’s passing, China has reiterated its resolve to side with the international community in opposing North Korea’s nuclear weaponisation and aggressive sabre-rattling.

China has for some time been engaged in a modernisation of its once-backward armed forces, seeking military clout commensurate with its economic might, a drive that has caused unease among its regional neighbours.

China also has consistently railed against recurring US-South Korean wargames that are directed at deterring a North Korean attack, but which China blames for fanning regional tensions.

North Korea vowed Monday that the tough new UN sanctions would not stop it from developing its nuclear arsenal, rejecting talks and angrily threatening retaliation against the United States.

https://www.msn.com/en-nz/news/world/china-holds-wargames-as-north-korea-tensions-spike/ar-AApHEPJ?li=BBqdk7Q&ocid=SK2MDHP

Pilger: On The Beach 2017

https://www.opednews.com/articles/1/On-the-Beach-2017-by-John-Pilger-History_Military_Threat-170804-233.html

The US submarine captain says, “We’ve all got to die one day, some sooner and some later. The trouble always has been that you’re never ready, because you don’t know when it’s coming. Well, now we do know and there’s nothing to be done about it.”
He says he will be dead by September. It will take about a week to die, though no one can be sure. Animals live the longest.
The war was over in a month. The United States, Russia and China were the protagonists. It is not clear if it was started by accident or mistake. There was no victor. The northern hemisphere is contaminated and lifeless now.
A curtain of radioactivity is moving south towards Australia and New Zealand, southern Africa and South America. By September, the last cities, towns and villages will succumb. As in the north, most buildings will remain untouched, some illuminated by the last flickers of electric light.

This is the way the world ends
Not with a bang but a whimper

These lines from T.S. Eliot’s poem The Hollow Men appear at the beginning of Nevil Shute’s novel, On the Beach, which left me close to tears. The endorsements on the cover said the same.
Published in 1957 at the height of the Cold War when too many writers were silent or cowed, it is a masterpiece. At first the language suggests a genteel relic; yet nothing I have read on nuclear war is as unyielding in its warning. No book is more urgent.
Some readers will remember the black and white Hollywood film starring Gregory Peck as the US Navy commander who takes his submarine to Australia to await the silent, formless spectre descending on the last of the living world.
I read On the Beach for the first time the other day, finishing it as the US Congress passed a law to wage economic war on Russia, the world’s second most lethal nuclear power. There was no justification for this insane vote, except the promise of plunder.
The “sanctions” are aimed at Europe, too, mainly Germany, which depends on Russian natural gas and on European companies that do legitimate business with Russia. In what passed for debate on Capitol Hill, the more garrulous senators left no doubt that the embargo was designed to force Europe to import expensive American gas.

Their main aim seems to be war — real war. No provocation as extreme can suggest anything else. They seem to crave it, even though Americans have little idea what war is. The Civil War of 1861-5 was the last on their mainland. War is what the United States does to others.
The only nation to have used nuclear weapons against human beings, they have since destroyed scores of governments, many of them democracies, and laid to waste whole societies — the million deaths in Iraq were a fraction of the carnage in Indo-China, which President Reagan called “a noble cause” and President Obama revised as the tragedy of an “exceptional people.” He was not referring to the Vietnamese.
Filming last year at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, I overheard a National Parks Service guide lecturing a school party of young teenagers. “Listen up,” he said. “We lost 58,000 young soldiers in Vietnam, and they died defending your freedom.”

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John Pilger

ASEAN block wavers in support of Vietnam over South China Sea

The Age
Lindsay Murdoch

Vietnam wants the 10-member Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) to stand stronger against China’s aggressive expansionism in the South China Sea.
Weeks after China threatened to attack Vietnam over oil and gas drilling in the flash point waters, Vietnam insisted that ASEAN foreign ministers meeting in Manila refer to China’s build-up and arming of islands in a customary joint communique.
But the ministers delayed releasing one after their annual meeting on Saturday failed to reach a consensus, reflecting the concerns of some countries worried about upsetting Beijing given its growing military and economic influence across the region.

ASEAN

© AP Julie Bishop delivers her keynote speech during a ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of ASEAN in Bangkok.
The failure of the ASEAN states to take a joint position comes at a time of uncertainty over how the Trump administration plans to check China’s militarisation of the strategic waterways.
The ministers did agree, however, to take tougher response against North Korea’s ballistic missile and nuclear program, issuing a statement expressing “grave concern” about Pyongyang’s behaviour.

North Korea’s top diplomat Ri Yong-ho is in in Manila for broader talks at the 27-member ASEAN Regional forum on Monday.
Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said last week she would push for a widening of sanctions against North Korea at what has become Asia’s biggest security forum.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson also wants ASEAN states to further increase diplomatic pressure on Pyongyang.
ASEAN
© AP Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, centre, is escorted by Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua, left, on at the ASEAN meeting on Saturday.
The United Nations Security Council on Saturday unanimously adopted a resolution to impose punishing sanctions on North Korea that analysts said could reduce the secretive state’s annual export revenue by $US1 billion ($1.2 billion).
The US painstakingly negotiated the sanctions with China, a long-time ally of North Korea and its most important trading partner.
Analysts say the ASEAN foreign minister’s failure to reach consensus on the South China Sea highlights the impotence of the regional grouping on the most critical issue facing their region.
The ministers only agreed to endorse a “framework” of a code of conduct (COC) on the South China Sea that has been negotiated for a decade.

The COC is not legally binding for the ASEAN states and refers only to “mutual trust, co-operation and confidence” in the way they handle disputes in the South China Sea, almost all of which is claimed by China.
The Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam, Taiwan and Brunei have overlapping claims in strategically vital and resource-rich waterways.
Vietnam responded to China’s threat to attack its bases in July by ordering a shutdown of drilling in an area about 400 kilometres off Vietnam’s coast.
Carl Thayer, an expert on Vietnam and the South China Sea from the Australian Defence Force Academy, said at the time that China’s threats “are an alarming escalation of Chinese assertiveness and forms part of an emerging pattern of increased Chinese bellicosity.”

SOURCE:

https://www.msn.com/en-nz/news/world/asean-block-wavers-in-support-of-vietnam-over-south-china-sea/ar-AApw2i5?li=AAaeXZz&ocid=spartanntp

Tillerson’s Message To North Korea

Tillerson North Korea

”We do not seek a regime change, we do not seek the collapse of the regime, we do not seek an accelerated reunification of the peninsula, we do not seek an excuse to send our military north of the 38th parallel [the border with South Korea].
“But you are presenting an unacceptable threat to us, and we have to respond.”

“We’re not your enemy, we’re not your threat but you’re presenting an unacceptable threat to us and we have to respond.”

(Rex Tillerson)

This week the US military shot down a medium-range target ballistic missile in its latest test of the country’s THAAD defence programme.
The launch, conducted over the Pacific Ocean, was the 15th time the weapons system had successfully intercepted a test target.

(Source: Express.co.uk)

https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/836830/North-Korea-tensions-US-aircraft-carriers-peninsula-waters

Tillerson message North Korea

One wonders just how much of a threat North Korea really is. Not much I would imagine. The US can easily deal with any of NK’s missiles practically the moment they leave the launch pad. In some respects, Tillerson’s comments seem somewhat reverse of the truth. However, with media hype and “sabre-rattling”, I think the US is trying to embolden NK: an excuse to retaliate to an apparent threat. Unless the China-Russia coalition intervene and reign in the seclusive nation. Or take more drastic action should such an approach fail. Perhaps China is quite deliberately “failing” to reign in Kim Jong Un and the US is taking precisely the path China wants them to?

Heck, I’m no expert on the “wheels within wheels” world of military and political strategy. What do you think?

I’d like to think China is smarter than to engage in direct open warfare with the US and continue with low key, assymetric techniques. China seems to understand well that America’s military is both it’s greatest strength and it’s Achilles Heel.

 

‘They do NOTHING for us’ Donald Trump threatens China for inactivity over North Korea

DONALD Trump has issued a thinly-veiled threat to China for their lack inactivity in helping to reign in North Korea.
By Charlie Bayliss
PUBLISHED: 00:44, Sun, Jul 30, 2017 | UPDATED: 03:36, Sun, Jul 30, 2017

China Trump

The hermit state has carried out two missile blasts within the space of a week, and despite China publicly condemning Pyongyang, Mr Trump’s patience appears to have worn thin.

In two separate tweets, Mr Trump said: “I am very disappointed in China. Our foolish past leaders have allowed them to make hundreds of billions of dollars a year in trade, yet…

“…they do NOTHING for us with North Korea, just talk. We will no longer allow this to continue. China could easily solve this problem!”
Mr Trump’s tweets come after North Korea’s ICBM launch on Friday, which is reportedly capable of hitting mainland US cities.
In retaliation to the provocative launch, the US and South Korea conducted a surface-to-surface missile blast into the Sea of Japan just hours later.
Mr Trump said: “The United States will take all necessary steps to ensure the security of the American homeland and protect our allies in the region.”

Read More:

https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/834681/donald-trump-threatens-china-north-korea-nothing-xi-jingping-kim-jong-un

 

Russia And China Conduct Joint Naval Drill Simulations

Russia China Joint NavalChina, Russia conduct simulation exercise for joint naval drills
IANS|
Updated: Jul 24, 2017, 07.28 AM IST

MOSCOW: Chinese and Russian commanders conducted a simulation exercise in Kaliningrad province for the ongoing joint military drills code-named “Joint Sea 2017” in the Baltic Sea.

In the hours-long exercise on Sunday, two tactical assault groups, consisting of mixed warships from the Chinese and Russian fleets, simulated details of the drills on a map including ship-to-sea firing by secondary cannons, air defense, joint landing and inspection, maritime search and rescue, underway re ..

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“…the concentration of economic and political power has not only made the man of science dependent economically, it also threatens his independence from within; the shrewd methods of intellectual and psychic influences which it brings to bear will prevent the development of independent personalities.
Albert Einstein, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, 195
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 THIS COULD BE HAWAI’I AS WELL AS KOREA
UNCLE SAM’S WAR PONIES
 UNCLE SAM IS JEALOUS OF CHINA’S ECONOMIC SUPERIORITY
CLOSE TO 1000 BASES WORLD-WIDE. WHY?
“TO MAKE THE WORLD SAFE FOR AMERICAN BUSINESS”
JOHN PILGER VISITING INDIGENOUS PEOPLE 
WHO WERE NUKED BY THE ‘PEACEFUL ATOM’
 “AUSTRALIA IS AMERICA’S MOST OBSEQUIOUS PARTNER”
EVERY AUSTRALIAN BASE IS A DE FACTO U.S. BASE
AUSTRALIA LOOKING AT MISSILE DEFENCE SYSTEMS
AMPHIBIOUS ASSAULT:  HAWAI’I, AUSTRALIA, THE WORLD
TALISMAN-SABRE:  AUSTRALIA’S BIGGEST WAR-‘GAME’ HAPPENING NOW AT SHOALWATER BAY, GREAT BARRIER REEF WORLD HERITAGE AREA
THE MILITARY-INDUSTRIAL JUGGERNAUT 
WAGES ENVIRONMENTAL WARFARE BY ITS VERY EXISTENCE
This comprehensive and holographic broadcast of On the Brink radio (#207), transduced and recorded in the macro-nemeton of the Darwin Botanical Gardens, looks at three related trends in the socio-technological realms that are converging on what I call the ‘Atlantean threshold.’
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1) FAKE SCIENCE  
“The case against science is straightforward: much of the scientific literature, perhaps half, may simply be untrue.” Dr. Richard Horton, the current Editor-in-Chief of The Lancet
‘Climate’ science is most particularly riddled with bogosity, the U.S. Navy controls as much as 75% of all marine biology research, the pharmaceutical industry owns medical research, and the powers that be have almost succeeded in wiping awareness of the global nuclear scenario from the face of the public mind.
It’s not just about money. A quote from Albert Einstein says it all:
“The scientist of today is distressed by the fact that the results of his scientific work have created a threat to mankind since they have fallen into the hands of morally blind exponents of political power. He is conscious of the fact that technological methods, made possible by his work, have led to a concentration of economic and also of political power in the hands of small minorities which have come to dominate completely the lives of the masses of people, who appear more and more amorphous. But even worse: the concentration of economic and political power has not only made the man of science dependent economically, it also threatens his independence from within; the shrewd methods of intellectual and psychic influences which it brings to bear will prevent the development of independent personalities.
Albert Einstein, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, 1952
What we need is to study and conduct science scientifically, and make knowledge the handmaiden of critical thinking, not a mistress of belief based on authority figures and the manufacture of consent.
2) ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND ROBOTICS
AI TO BE USED IN WHALE STRANDINGS
“Just when we thought it could not get any worse….rescues now are going to use AI (artificial intelligence) to make decisions during mass stranding events. Like seriously, WHAT?? Here is some advice that will save them some time, money and computing power: every life matter, always try to save 100 %, if not, evaluate what went wrong, make changes, try again. Seriously, AI for strandings…Apart from being absolutely idiotic, it is actually very worrisome. Already AI in some shape or form makes some decisions whether or not to give you a loan, next step will probably be insurance rates, and after that whether or not you should be treated medically, because your probabilities are not that good. Once you take away ethics, compassion and humanity out of decision making process, you literally open one nasty Pandora’s box.
Computare in Latin means ‘to think or reflect upon.’ So-called ‘computers’ do nothing of the sort, they are actually dinucruds or ‘digital number-crunching devices.’
Dinucruds and electricity are the foundations of megatechnology; without computers and alternating current none of our most lethal enterprises would be possible.
NAUTILUS/LOCKHEED DEEP SEABED MINING ROBOT
KOMATSU ‘AUTONOMOUS HAULAGE VEHICLE’ MINING ROBOT
DARPA’S ‘SEAHUNTER’ DRONE PREDATOR
A MILITARY SUPERCOMPUTER ELIMINATES WAR…BY ‘RESTRAINING MAN’
COLOSSUS: THE FORBIN PROJECT
3) MILITARIZATION
“I believe America may totally succumb to the fearful militarisation which engulfed Germany at the beginning of the 20th century. There is real danger that political power and the power to influence the minds of people will pass increasingly into the hands of the military, which is used to approaching all political problems from the point of view of military expediency. Because of America‘s supremacy, the military point of view is forced upon the world.’

ALBERT EINSTEIN
 
“I must create a system, or be enslaved by another man’s.”  William Blake

“On Spaceship Earth, there are no passengers:  everyone is crew.”  R. Buckminster Fuller