China 'sends troop contingent' into North Korea

A CONTINGENT of Chinese troops has reportedly been stationed for a month in the economic zone of Rajin-Sonbong in northeast North Korea. South Korean newspaper Chosun Ilbo reported a South Korean official as saying the People’s Liberation Army force had been deployed “to guard port facilities China has invested in”. But China’s Global Times quoted … Continue reading

China: Diplomat Sent to North Korea to Cool Tensions

ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: December 14, 2010 BEIJING (AP) — China’s Foreign Ministry said Tuesday a recent visit to North Korea by the country’s top diplomat marks a significant effort by Beijing to tamp down regional tensions, in an apparent attempt to show it is responding to international calls to rein in its long-standing ally. During … Continue reading

According to the New York Times, the Japanese government will soon release new defense policy guidelines that will redirect its military’s primary attention away from the Russian threat from the north and toward the Chinese threat from the South

Robert Haddick on December 14, 2010   According to the New York Times, the Japanese government will soon release new defense policy guidelines that will redirect its military’s primary attention away from the Russian threat from the north and toward the Chinese threat from the south. The new defense guidelines will also direct Japan’s military … Continue reading

The US-NATO March to War and the 21st Century "Great Game"

Part II   by Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya   Part II The Conquest of Eurasia: The Multiple Fronts of the 21st Century “Great Game” The Caucasus, the Balkans, the Middle East, East Africa, Central Asia The following text is PART II of The “Great Game” and the Conquest of Eurasia. The first text gave an overview of the … Continue reading

South Korea Begins Naval Firing Drills On Monday Amid Tensions

By MARK McDONALD Published: December 5, 2010 SEOUL, South Korea — Brushing aside North Korean warnings of war, South Korea began live-fire artillery drills near their disputed maritime border on Monday, less than two weeks after the North’s surprise shelling of a South Korea-held island sharply escalated tensions between them. It was not immediately clear … Continue reading

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Mike Mullen Making Unplanned Trip To South Korea After Drills Resume Around Korean Peninsula

From Barbara Starr, CNN Washington (CNN) — Adm. Mike Mullen. the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, plans to depart Washington Monday night to go to South Korea in a hastily planned visit, according to Pentagon officials. The goal is to reassure the South Korean military of U.S. support, American officials said. “He is … Continue reading

Iran: UN Atomic Agency Sends Spies To Iran

Last updated (GMT/UTC): 04.12.2010 12:51 Iranian Intelligence Minister Heydar Moslehi has accused the UN atomic watchdog of including “spies” among the inspectors it sends to Iran to monitor the nation’s controversial nuclear program. State television’s website quotes him as saying “the International Atomic Energy Agency has dispatched spies of foreign agencies among its inspectors and … Continue reading

IAEA sets up nuclear fuel reserve bank

UN nuclear watchdog sets up nuclear fuel reserve bank RIA Novosti 04:24 04/12/2010 MOSCOW, December 4 (RIA Novosti) – The Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Organization (IAEA) resolved to create an international bank of low-enriched uranium (LEU) to assist developing countries who run civilian nuclear programs, Xinhua said on Saturday. “The plan … Continue reading

U.S. and Japan Launch Largest Joint War Games

Agence France-Presse – 2010-12-02 TOKYO — Japan and the United States launched their biggest ever joint military exercise Friday amid tensions on the Korean peninsula, the Japanese defence ministry said.   The “Keen Sword” drills, which mark the 50th anniversary of the Japanese-US alliance, will continue until December 10, officials said.   The drill was … Continue reading

China on Sunday proposes emergency meeting amid Korean tensions

By DAVID GUTTENFELDER and JEAN H. LEE, Associated Press David Guttenfelder And Jean H. Lee, Associated Press – YEONPYEONG ISLAND, South Korea – China tried Sunday to defuse tension over a recent North Korean attack on South Korea by proposing an emergency meeting in Beijing, hours after the U.S. and South Korea launched naval war … Continue reading

Japan on high alert amid war games

PressTV Sun Nov 28, 2010 The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington will take part in the four-day joint US-South Korea exercise in the Yellow Sea. Japan is increasing its vigilance amid a joint military drill by the United States and South Korea in the Yellow Sea a week after an alleged North Korean attack … Continue reading

South Korea orders journalists off island

YEONPYEONG ISLAND, South Korea (AP) — The sound of new artillery fire from North Korea just hours after the U.S. and South Korea launched a round of war games in Korean waters sent residents and journalists on a front-line island scrambling for cover Sunday. None of the rounds landed on Yeonpyeong Island, military officials said, … Continue reading

US, S.Korea in show of force as islanders take refuge

The US and South Korean navies staged a potent show of force against North Korea Sunday, as China called for emergency talks about the crisis on the divided peninsula. Tensions remained high after the North’s deadly bombardment last week. People on the South Korean border island hit by shells and rockets scurried to bunkers Sunday … Continue reading

North Korea Recalls Expats, Readies For War

A mass exodus of North Korean workers from the Far East of Russia is under way, according to reports coming out of the region. As the two Koreas edged towards the brink of war this week, it appears that the workers in Russia have been called back to aid potential military operations.   Vladnews agency, … Continue reading

Japan plans troop deployment near disputed islands

  TOKYO | Sun Nov 21, 2010 12:32am EST TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan plans to send non-combat troops for the first time to its westernmost island in response to Chinese naval maneuvers in the East China Sea, a move which could infuriate its giant neighbor, the Nikkei business daily said on Sunday. The plan is … Continue reading

Japanese Coast Guard spots Chinese vessels near disputed islands

TOKYO | Sat Nov 27, 2010 8:40pm EST TOKYO (Reuters) – The Japanese coast guard has spotted two Chinese vessels attempting on Sunday to enter waters near islands in the East China Sea that are disputed by the two countries, Kyodo News reported. Two Chinese fishing patrol ships were sighted around 7:45 a.m. on Sunday … Continue reading

North Korea places surface to air missiles on launch pads in Yellow Sea as the United States and South Korean militaries begin "drills"

  By Kim Do-gyun and Jo Yong-hak YEONPYEONG, South Korea | Sun Nov 28, 2010 6:47am EST YEONPYEONG, South Korea (Reuters) – North Korea has placed surface-to-surface missiles on launch pads in the Yellow Sea, Yonhap news agency said, as the United States and South Korea began military drills and China called for emergency talks. … Continue reading

South Korea modifies defenses and changes rules of engagement after attack

Newsis, via Reuters A South Korean Marine officer stood in front of a military facility on Thursday that had been hit by a shell fired by North Korea on Yeonpyeong island. By MARTIN FACKLER and MARK McDONALD  November 25, 2010 SEOUL, South Korea — Responding to growing public criticism after a deadly North Korean attack, … Continue reading

South Korea Names New Defense Minister After Resignation

VOA News 26 November 2010 South Korean President Lee Myung-bak has named a former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff as his new defense minister. Officials say retired general Kim Kwan-jin replaces Kim Tae-young, who resigned Thursday, following criticism of a slow response to Tuesday’s deadly North Korean artillery attack. Also on Friday, the … Continue reading

South Korean Defense Chief Resigns; North Korea tells citizens they're at " brink of war "

NKorea warns of “brink of war” By JIN-MAN LEE and FOSTER KLUG, Associated Press Jin-man Lee And Foster Klug, Associated Press –   YEONPYEONG ISLAND, South Korea – North Korea warned Friday that planned U.S.-South Korean military drills are pushing the peninsula to the brink of war as a U.S. military commander toured the wreckage … Continue reading

North Korean leader and son visited the artillery site responsible for the attack hours before the shelling

North Korean leader Kim Jong-il (2nd L) and his son Kim Jong-un (L) visit the newly-built Soy Sauce Shop at the Ryongsong Foodstuff Factory in North Korea, in this undated picture released by North Korea’s official KCNA news agency on November 24, 2010. Credit: Reuters/KCNA By Jeremy Laurence SEOUL | Thu Nov 25, 2010 9:35am … Continue reading

U.S. Carrier Group Deploys to Yellow Sea in response to North Korean shelling

By Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service In-Depth Coverage WASHINGTON, Nov. 24, 2010 – South Korean officials announced that two of the four dead in the unprovoked attack by North Korea yesterday were civilians. President Barack Obama told South Korean President Lee Myung-bak that the United States stands shoulder-to-shoulder with South Korea. Obama strongly condemned … Continue reading

US Calls North Korean Artillery Strike Armistice Violation

David Gollust | State Department 24 November 2010 In-Depth Coverage The United States said Wednesday North Korea’s lethal artillery strike on a South Korean island was premeditated and a violation of the 1953 Korean War armistice. But U.S. officials do not believe Pyongyang is preparing for an extended military campaign. Officials here are not minimizing … Continue reading

US and South Korea Reply to Pyongyang Attack with New Military Exercises

Steve Herman | Seoul 24 November 2010 In-Depth Coverage After an exchange of artillery fire between the two Koreas, Seoul and Washington have announced a new joint military drill. South Korea also warns North Korea that any further aggression will bring enormous retaliation. The bodies of two men were found Wednesday on Yeonpyeong island, bringing … Continue reading

Two Koreas exchange artillery fire

  Tue Nov 23, 2010 Image on local TV shows huge plumes of smoke rising from Yeonpyeong Island [YTN television] North and South Koreas have exchanged artillery fires after 200 North Korean artillery shells hit the Yeonpyeong Island near the disputed Yellow Sea border. At least a dozen South Korean marines were wounded and two … Continue reading

Nationalism is dead: EU President Van Rompuy says the belief that countries can stand alone is a 'lie and an illusion' in speech at G20 in Seoul

By Daniel Martin 11th November 2010 The age of the nation state is over and the idea that countries can stand alone is an ‘illusion’ and a ‘lie’, the EU president believes. In one of the most open proclamations of the goal of a European superstate since the heyday of Jacques Delors, Herman Van Rompuy … Continue reading

U.S. to build 8 billion dollar base on Pacific island of Guam. 19,000 Marines to move here from Okinawa. The largest investment in a military base in the western Pacific since the Second World War, and the biggest spend on naval infrastructure in decades.

US to build £8bn super base on Pacific island of Guam The US is building an £8 billion super military base on the Pacific island of Guam in an attempt to contain China’s military build-up.   Praveen Swami, Diplomatic Editor Published: 9:00PM BST 25 Oct 2010 A B-1B Lancer takes off from Andersen Air Force … Continue reading

Predatory Finance: The New Mode of Global Warfare

Global Research, October 12, 2010 by Michael Hudson “Coming events cast their shadows forward.” – Goethe What is to stop U.S. banks and their customers from creating $1 trillion, $10 trillion or even $50 trillion on their computer keyboards to buy up all the bonds and stocks in the world, along with all the land … Continue reading

Top North Korean official confirms that Kim Jong Il has chosen his youngest son Kim Jong Un to succeed him as leader

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — A top North Korean official confirmed Friday to broadcaster APTN that Kim Jong Il’s youngest son will succeed him as the next leader of the reclusive communist nation.In the first public confirmation of the succession plan, Yang Hyong Sop, a top official in North Korea’s ruling party, referred to Kim … Continue reading

North Korea Releases Photo of Kim Jong Un

North Korea Releases Photo of Apparent Successor Kate Woodsome | Washington, D.C. 30 September 2010 North Korea has released the first official photo of Kim Jong Un, the son and apparent successor of leader Kim Jong Il. The photo was released after a landmark ruling party meeting that appointed the novice politician to key party … Continue reading

Russia Holds Wargames Off Of Japanese Coast

by KYLE MIZOKAMI One of the problems of living at the gateway to Asia is that anyone who lives in Asia, well, has to go through the gate. Such is Japan’s problem lately, with China and now Russia holding exercises and transiting ships near its borders. Anyone who lives in a large apartment building directly … Continue reading

China confirms visit by Kim Jong Il; supposedly asking approval for the cabinet appointment of his youngest son and future successor Kim Jong Un.

China Confirms Visit by Kim Jong Il Stephanie Ho | Beijing 30 August 2010 Chinese state television is confirming a visit by North Korean leader Kim Jong Il. This is the first official comment on the trip since Mr. Kim arrived in China last week. A report on Chinese television broke the official silence on … Continue reading

Russia finishes pipeline sending their Siberian oil to China

Russia opens China pipeline for Siberian oil By Isabel Gorst in Moscow Published: August 29 2010 18:00 | Last updated: August 29 2010 18:00 Vladimir Putin, the Russian prime minister, on Sunday opened a new pipeline to export east Siberian oil to China that will help Russia reorientate its oil trade towards the east. The … Continue reading

U.S. Marshals Military Might To Challenge Asian Century

August 21, 2010 U.S. Marshals Military Might To Challenge Asian Century Rick Rozoff The first decade of what more than a generation ago was predicted to be the Asian Century is drawing to a close, marking ten years since the end of the American Century. China overtook Japan as the world’s second-largest economy during the … Continue reading

New Pentagon Report Out On Chinese Military Power; -Article Plus Report-

China Report – No Alarmism Allowed   China Report – No Alarmism Allowed Posted by Bill Sweetman at 8/18/2010 8:31 AM CDT The Pentagon’s new report on China’s military power is so muted that it is no longer even called that. Although the filename includes the acronym CMPR – China Military Power Report – the … Continue reading

North Korea Responds To Recent U.S. and South Korean Military Exercises "The military counteraction of (North Korea) will be the severest punishment no one has ever met in the world,"… The "Ulchi Freedom Guardian" 10 Day Exercise Began Today 8/16.

Sun Aug 15, 5:37 am ET SEOUL (AFP) – North Korea’s military threatened Sunday to launch the “severest punishment” against South Korea for staging massive joint war games with the United States this week. The North’s army and people will “deal a merciless counterblow” to the allies “as it had already resolved and declared at home and abroad”, a … Continue reading

Chinese admiral says U.S. drill courts confrontation

By Chris Buckley Chris Buckley – Fri Aug 13, 1:58 am ET BEIJING (Reuters) – A senior Chinese military strategist called planned U.S. naval exercises in the region a provocation and accused the Obama administration of seeking to encircle China and pursuing a “chaotic” approach toward Beijing. The commentary in the top paper of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) … Continue reading

U.S. Sending The USS George Washington Supercarrier To Yellow Sea Despite Chinese Warnings

  Updated Sunday, August 8, 2010 11:35 pm TWN, By Li Xiaokun and Natalie Trusso Cafarello , China Daily Asia News Network   US aircraft carrier heads for Yellow Sea BEIJING/NEW YORK — After days of hesitation, the Pentagon has decided to send an aircraft carrier to the Yellow Sea in upcoming joint drills with the South Korea despite … Continue reading

U.S. Expands Asian NATO To Contain And Confront China

by Rick Rozoff Global Research, August 7, 2010 Stop NATO   The U.S. ended the four-day Invincible Spirit joint military exercise with South Korea on July 28, which consisted of 20 warships and submarines, 200 aircraft and 8,000 troops “in the sea, shore and the skies” [1] of South Korea and in the Sea of … Continue reading

"Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity" -VIPS- Wrote Obama On Tuesday Warning Of A Likely Israeli Attack On Iran This Month

Obama Warned Israel May Bomb Iran Tuesday 03 August 2010 by: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity  |  Consortium News | Op-Ed MEMORANDUM FOR: The President FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) SUBJECT: War With Iran We write to alert you to the likelihood that Israel will attack Iran as early as this month. This would likely … Continue reading

Targeting Iran : Humanity At A Dangerous Crossroad

Humanity is at a dangerous crossroads. War preparations to attack Iran are in “an advanced state of readiness”. Hi tech weapons systems including nuclear warheads are fully deployed. This military adventure has been on the Pentagon’s drawing board since the mid-1990s. First Iraq, then Iran according to a declassified 1995 US Central Command document. Escalation … Continue reading

Confronting Both China and Russia: U.S. Risks Military Clash With China In Yellow Sea

Confronting both China and Russia: U.S. Risks Military Clash With China In Yellow Sea Rick Rozoff Global Research, July 16, 2010 Stop NATO   Delayed until after the United States achieved a United Nations Security Council statement on July 9 condemning the sinking of a South Korean warship in March, Washington’s plans for naval maneuvers … Continue reading

march-april g20 meetings' final communique… -this is the global government so many of you have been hearing about-

 2 April 2009  London G-20 meetings, April 2009 -The Global Plan for Recovery and Reform-             1. We, the Leaders of the Group of Twenty, met in London on 2 April 2009.      2. We face the greatest challenge to the world economy in modern times; a crisis which has deepened since we last … Continue reading