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Vice President, Wang Qishan, has met in recent weeks with a series of American business leaders and former cabinet officials…

Dave

Is Trump Serious About Trade War? China’s Leaders Hunt for Answers
April 12, 2018

BEIJING — In an elegantly furnished back room at a conference in eastern China in December, a member of the Chinese leadership asked American tech executives for help.

The official, Wang Huning, a Communist Party strategist who has spent much of his career sizing up the United States as a geopolitical rival, wanted to know whether President Trump was serious about a trade war with China — and whether his American visitors could serve as a channel of communication to the White House.

He has not been alone.

For the past few months, some of the most powerful men in China — allies of President Xi Jinping with longstanding ties and deep experience with the United States — have been casting about for a better understanding of Mr. Trump and how to respond to his combative trade agenda, according to several people they have consulted.

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Courtesy of CIGA Dave.

Bill

The New US Concept Of A “Perfect” Mission: 32 Out Of 103
April 14, 2018

Yup, he said “mission accomplished“, “perfectly executed” and that he was “so proud” of his “great military“.

 

  • That considering that 71 out of 103 missiles were intercepted.
  • That there were no Syrian (or Iranian or Russian) fatalities.
  • That not a single airfield was hit.
  • That the buildings destroyed were empty.
  • That only Syrian air defense were used.
  • That Russian air defenses were completely bypassed.

This guy:

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That is what JSMineset is for.

I guess with all the distractions last week the MSM/NYT, WPO and the rest could not find time to cover this story! 9/11 was an inside job!

Dave

Grand Jury Petition Executive Summary PDF

 

Yet again, MSM was to busy to cover this.

Dave

Strategic Russian Firm Dumps SWIFT In Favor Of Domestic Bank Transfer Alternative
April 14, 2018

Russian state tech giant Rostec will use Russia’s analogue of SWIFT interbank cash transfer services, the company said in a press release.

The tech firm will connect to the Russian system for transfer of financial messages (SPFS) to make its payments safer. “The digital infrastructure will help to exchange data in encrypted mode, which reduces the risk of external intrusion into the system and the likelihood of hacker attacks,” Rostec said.

Rostec was established in late 2007 to consolidate strategically important Russian companies. It has divisions in aircraft, electronics, and armaments. It unites companies like Russian Helicopters, Kalashnikov Concern, and Rosoboronexport.

The head of Rostec, Igor Zavyalov, said that the transition to a new system will reduce dependence on foreign services and will provide an opportunity to transfer information without using the capacities of foreign providers.

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Jim/Bill/Dave,

I thought the talk yesterday was one of the best, if not the best.

Your logic seems infallible. Assuming Russia has absolute military superiority. Knowing Russia/China have massive amounts of gold, knowing both have built up infrastructure. Knowing the silk road will be done. Knowing the Juan will used to pay for oil. Knowing that China is building connections worldwide that will ensure economic dominance for 100’s (?) of years. Knowing all debt cannot be paid off. Knowing China, Trump probably and others could care less about the debt. Knowing that big change economically is coming.

Then choose the simplest path that connects all those dots. See what Russia/China are investing in. Invest accordingly. The KISS principle. Keep It Simple Stupid. Seems like you solved the complexity problem along with all the distractions.

Many will still refuse to accept it because they cannot accept the US as no longer number one. But I think you have found a strategy that no one can refute.

People can sink their teeth into this.

It is the only explanation of why Russia continues to turn the other cheek. They know that Russia and China have already won the war so to speak. In the Art of War he says that every battle is won or lost before it actually occurs. They can afford to be generous and forgiving.

I doubt if we will see any more attacks like this. What is the point?

There are 2 other major paths of the plan. One you do talk of sometimes and the other only vague remarks sometimes.

I know many think Trump sold out to the deep state. If you guys can figure the path/plan I’m sure Trump can also. Yes he did attack Syria (twice). But he warned the Russians and Syrians and gave them time to prepare. He only sent missiles because he did not want to lose pilots. He knew the attack would not be successful. He knows they already have won the battle. An easy decision really. Very little harm done. I’m sure they will allow the US to save face in the end.

CIGA Randy

 

In light of yesterday’s podcast.

Putin playing chess.

Stay strong.

CIGA Mel

Russia, Iran Prepare Multi-Level Response For US-Led Precision Strike On Syria
April 14, 2018

Moscow acted swiftly to boost its ties with Tehran and beef up the Syrian military in reaction to the US-British-French surgical missile strike on Syria’s chemical sites on Saturday, April 12. DEBKAfile’s analysts report that when Russian and Iranian officials warned of “consequences,” they were already on the move:

Saturday morning, while cruise missiles rained down on Syrian chemical sites, a Syrian-Hizballah force, backed by Russian mercenaries, renewed their push to cross the Euphrates River and snatch from US control the east Syrian Konok gas and Al-Umar oil fields. There were initial clashes with the US-backed Syrian Democratic Army (SDF). Two days earlier, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s close adviser Ali Akbar Velyati pointed the way when he told a news conference in Damascus: East of the Euphrates is “a very important area. We hope big steps will be taken in order to liberate this area and expel the occupying Americans.”

While media reports abounded about Moscow’s non-reprisal for the US-led attack, Moscow was quietly getting ready to confront the US and its allies. Heavy Russian strategic Tu-95 and Tu-22M bombers were deployed Thursday to air bases in Iran, thereby cutting their flying time to Syria and Iraq by at least four hours; and Russian freighters were transiting the Bosporus Straits Friday and Saturday in full sight of intelligence surveillance, laden with new military equipment for the Syrian army.

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I’m sure you have read this.

Interesting points: Russia says most of the missiles (100+?) were intercepted. And they intercepted all the missiles targeted for the site of the fake chemical incident. They want to preserve the site for the UN investigation that is supposed to arrive today or tomorrow.

“ALL” missiles.

I am sure the world’s leaders will take note of this and the first strike and the Navy problems. It should be obvious now.

I am sure they could have stopped all the missiles and more if they wanted to.

If the Russians can defend a small country like Syria this easily, what do you think they have in the homeland?

CIGA Randy