The Relentless Push Towards War: “What Could Possibly Go Wrong… How About EVERYTHING?”

by | May 1, 2017 | Headline News | 45 comments

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    This article was originally published by Chris Martenson at


    The only real constant to be found in both European and US politics is war.  A steady feature of both regions for the past 20+ years has been small, lucrative conflicts waged against countries unable to effectively defend themselves.

    It doesn’t seem to matter who’s in office in the US — Republican/Democrat, conservative/liberal — there’s a war machine constantly running. My concern is that there’s a building risk that one day that war machine is going to bust apart. And when it does, the long relative peace that the US and Europe have enjoyed (even as they’ve visited a lot of death and destruction elsewhere) will be shattered.

    As I’ve written extensively in the past, as was the case with Russia last fall, this push to war includes a series of carefully-crafted talking points being endlessly repeated over the print and airwaves.  It’s an ever-present condition of living in our manufactured reality, where what we are told to care about is beamed at us around the clock  in a rather tediously but emotionally-manipulative way on the “news.”

    For a short historical review, recall that it wasn’t that long ago that we were asked to be in a near state of panic about:

    • Ebola
    • Iran’s nuclear capabilities
    • Libya’s terrible strongman (who turned out to be way better than the thugs who replaced him)
    • Terrorists
    • Russia

    How many of those are now ‘front and center’ in your concerns?  Probably none.  Today’s big ‘bogeyman’ is North Korea.  Have you wondered why?

    The news about North Korea is at a fever pitch.  Again, we have to ask, why now?

    Trump says ‘major, major’ conflict with North Korea possible, but seeks diplomacy

    Apr 28, 2017

    The Trump administration on Wednesday declared North Korea “an urgent national security threat and top foreign policy priority.” It said it was focusing on economic and diplomatic pressure, including Chinese cooperation in containing its defiant neighbor and ally, and remained open to negotiations.

    U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday a major conflict with North Korea is possible in the standoff over its nuclear and missile programs, but he would prefer a diplomatic outcome to the dispute.

    “There is a chance that we could end up having a major, major conflict with North Korea. Absolutely,” Trump told Reuters in an Oval Office interview ahead of his 100th day in office on Saturday.

    Nonetheless, Trump said he wanted to peacefully resolve a crisis that has bedeviled multiple U.S. presidents, a path that he and his administration are emphasizing by preparing a variety of new economic sanctions while not taking the military option off the table.

    “We’d love to solve things diplomatically but it’s very difficult,” he said.

    In other highlights of the 42-minute interview, Trump was cool to speaking again with Taiwan’s president after an earlier telephone call with her angered China.

    He also said he wants South Korea to pay the cost of the U.S. THAAD anti-missile defense system, which he estimated at $1 billion, and intends to renegotiate or terminate a U.S. free trade pact with South Korea because of a deep trade deficit with Seoul.

    U.S. officials said military strikes remained an option but played down the prospect, though the administration has sent an aircraft carrier and a nuclear-powered submarine to the region in a show of force.

    Any direct U.S. military action would run the risk of massive North Korean retaliation and huge casualties in Japan and South Korea and among U.S. forces in both countries.


    Okay, let’s parse all that out:

    • There are no direct negotiations between the US and North Korea
    • Trump is talking tough
    • Kim Jong Un is insane
    • Trump wants South Korea to pay for a $1 billion US piece of hardware
    • Trump wants to renegotiate or terminate the trade pact with South Korea
    • If things ‘go hot’, a lot of casualties are expected
    • Both China and North Korea are very alarmed by the THAAD anti-missile system the US has installed in South Korea
    • The US is maneuvering military assets into the region, including an aircraft carrier and sub, among other displays of suggested force

    Let’s see here…what could possibly go wrong?

    How about everything?

    Here’s some more on the THAAD anti-missile defense system, which wasn’t well received by the locals in South Korea who, for some reason, have no interest in being dragged into a war with their immediate and heavily-militarized neighbors by a careless US administration:

    US sets up missile defense in S. Korea as North shows power

    Apr 26, 2017

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — In a defiant bit of timing, South Korea announced Wednesday that key parts of a contentious U.S. missile defense system had been installed a day after rival North Korea showed off its military power.

    The South’s trumpeting of progress on setting up the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense system, or THAAD, comes as high-powered U.S. military assets converge on the Korean Peninsula and as a combative North Korea signals possible nuclear and missile testing.

    About 8,000 police officers were mobilized, and the main road leading up to the site in the country’s southeast was blocked earlier Wednesday, Yonhap reported. About 200 residents and protesters rallied against THAAD in front of a local community center, some hurling plastic water bottles.

    North Korea conducted live-fire artillery drills on Tuesday, the 85th anniversary of the founding of its million-person strong Korean People’s Army. On the same day, a U.S. guided-missile submarine docked in South Korea. And the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier is also headed toward the peninsula for a joint exercise with South Korea.

    The moves to set up THAAD within this year have angered not only North Korea, but also China, the country that the Trump administration hopes to work with to rid the North of nuclear weapons. China, which has grown increasingly frustrated with its ally Pyongyang, and Russia see the system’s powerful radars as a security threat.


    I consider having to deploy 8,000 police officers to deter possible protestors as a strong sign of just how unpopular a move it is for the THAAD system to be installed.  North Korea is rattling its sabers, the US is moving assets in, China is both alarmed and trying to be helpful at the same time, probably preferring to let a sleeping dog lie.

    This is an incredibly volatile moment, especially considering that Kim Jong Un has been anything but rational his entire life. So, again, we have to ask: Why now? Why has beating North Korea into submission become such a sudden national priority?

    Before address that, it bears repeating that most of what passes for “news” in the West is actually well-crafted talking points put out by self-interested people who have discovered a fantastic way to remain in power and accumulate wealth. Read more about this in our prior report:  We Are Being Played.

    Well, that’s true at least as long as we consent to follow along and dutifully remain ignorant of these tricks of persuasion by propaganda. There’s really no good excuse for being fooled, except mental laziness.  The tricks of this trade are neither subtle nor difficult to spot.

    Meanwhile, the actual things that are deteriorating alarmingly are not even talked about — ever — in the main news outfits.  Alarming species extinction rates, the loss of phytoplankton in the oceans, the loss of terrestrial soil fertility into oceanic dead zones, and the largest wealth gap in all of history created on purpose by central banks — very real crises like this are nearly completely ignored.

    These are all very dangerous to our future, but they aren’t talked about because doing so won’t sell more weapons. Nor will it advance any political careers, or goose banking profits next quarter.

    So for a system that demands continuous conflict in order to function, to manufacture a new war you need a good sales agent, and none are so closely tied to that racket than the New York Times.  Here they are recently using the same dumb tricks that worked the last time, and the time before that…and so on:

    NYT’s ‘Impossible to Verify’ North Korea Nuke Claim Spreads Unchecked by Media

    Apr 26, 2017

    Buoyed by a total of 18 speculative verb forms—five “mays,” eight “woulds” and five “coulds”—New York Times reporters David E. Sanger and William J. Broad (4/24/17) painted a dire picture of a Trump administration forced to react to the growing and impending doom of North Korea nuclear weapons.

    “As North Korea Speeds Its Nuclear Program, US Fears Time Will Run Out” opens by breathlessly establishing the stakes and the limited time for the US to “deal with” the North Korean nuclear “crisis”:

    Behind the Trump administration’s sudden urgency in dealing with the North Korean nuclear crisis lies a stark calculus: A growing body of expert studies and classified intelligence reports that conclude the country is capable of producing a nuclear bomb every six or seven weeks.

    That acceleration in pace—impossible to verify until experts get beyond the limited access to North Korean facilities that ended years ago—explains why President Trump and his aides fear they are running out of time.

    The front-page summary was even more harrowing, with the editors asserting there’s “dwindling time” for “US action” to stop North Korea from assembling hundreds of nukes:


    From the beginning, the Times frames any potential bombing by Trump as the product of a “stark calculus” coldly and objectively arrived at by a “growing body of expert[s].” The idea that elements within the US intelligence community may actually desire a war—or at least limited airstrikes—and thus may have an interest in presenting conflict as inevitable, is never addressed, much less accounted for.

    The most spectacular claim—that North Korea is, at present, “capable of producing a nuclear bomb every six or seven weeks”—is backed up entirely by an anonymous blob of “expert studies and classified intelligence reports.” To add another red flag, Sanger and Broad qualify it in the very next sentence as a figure that is “impossible to verify.” Which is another way of saying it’s an unverified claim.


    Unverifiable “evidence,” anonymous sources, and the broad appeal of “many experts.”  Sound familiar?  It should, it’s the exact same playbook used by the war machine to bomb and invade Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, and, someday soon, Iran and Russia.

    It brings to mind this quote by Arundhati Roy:


    What I’m saying is that it’s the exact same trick used over and over again. Either the New York Times is the stupidest crew of reporters and editors ever with completely flat learning curves, or they are in on the racket.  More likely the latter than the former, I’m convinced.  The New York Times hasn’t seen a war it couldn’t support (especially in the oil-rich Middle East).

    Why Now?

    So the big question is ‘why now?’  Why is North Korea suddenly such a concern?  They’ve been peskily doing what they do for a very long time; developing crude nuclear devices and lobbing test missiles into the sea.

    If you happen to be the ocean around North Korea, you have to absorb a wayward rocket now and then. But there’s not much of a threat beyond that at the moment.

    None of the articles I’ve read have given any credible insight into why North Korea is considered a clear and present danger to US interests at the moment. More than that, no analysis has been proffered to explain how any potential military action doesn’t just end in a bloodbath for the poor people of South and North Korea.

    The conventional military capabilities of North Korea are pretty staggering if you live in Seoul South Korea, at least:

    When it comes to soldiers based on the North Korean border, the US only has about 20,000 troops permanently stationed in South Korea, as well as about 8000 air force personnel and other special forces. There were also about 50,000 military personnel based in Japan.

    Compare this to North Korea, which has 700,000 active soldiers, but a whopping 4.5 million reserves.

    Prof Blaxland said North Korea had also massed about 20,000 rockets and missiles on the border with South Korea, and when you are playing a numbers game, technology doesn’t always win.

    “There’s a saying ‘quantity has a quality all of its own’,” he said.

    “North Korea has massed artillery and missile capability adjacent to the demilitarised zone, close to Seoul, which puts it in range of a population about the size of Australia — it’s pretty scary.”


    As a reminder, Trump campaigned on a peace platform. So this sudden belligerence has to be coming form some heavy internal pressure; or he’s simply flip-flopped (or wasn’t honest) on a very important matter.

    He’s done so much flip-flopping that this tweet struck me as funny:


    Continuing with the mystery of Why now?, we note that the potential consequences of a kinectic conflict for South Korea are staggering. The simple fact is that, no matter how many jets and cruise missiles a carrier group launches, or what countermeasures South Korea and embedded US military bring to bear, there’s little chance of them wiping out anything but a very small percentage of North Korea’s conventional artillery and rocket capabilities.

    Think of 500,000 rounds of artillery landing in a major, packed capitol city that has the population of Australia and you can begin to appreciate the scale of the catastrophe that could ensue:

    Trump, who clearly and unequivocally campaigned on a peace platform, is now sending a “very powerful armada” to the coast of the DPRK.  Powerful as this armada might be, it can do absolutely nothing to prevent the DPRK artillery from smashing Seoul into smithereens.  You think that I am exaggerating?  Business Insider estimated in 2010 that it would take the DPRK 2 hours to completely obliterate Seoul. Why?  Because the DPRK has enough artillery pieces to fire 500,000 rounds of artillery on Seoul in the first hour of a conflict, that’s why.  Here we are talking about old fashioned, conventional, artillery pieces. Wikipedia says that the DPRK has 8,600 artillery pieces and 4,800 multiple rocket launcher systems.  Two days ago a Russian expert said that the real figure was just under 20,000 artillery pieces. Whatever the exact figure, suffice to say that it is “a lot”.

    The DPRK also has some more modern but equally dangerous capabilities. Of special importance here are the roughly 200’000 North Korean special forces. Oh sure, these 200,000 are not US Green Beret or Russian Spetsnaz, but they are adequate for their task: to operate deep behind enemy lies and create chaos and destroy key objectives. You tell me – what can the USS Carl Vinson carrier strike group deploy against these well hidden and dispersed 10’000+ artillery pieces and 200,000 special forces? Exactly, nothing at all.


    Clearly that’s a very unsettling prospect for South Korea. Just imagine a favorite major city of yours with a completely unstable leader within artillery range just to its immediate north.  It’s a frightening prospect.

    Again, I cannot find a single credible reason for Why now?. And so, we have to simply speculate.

    Possible reasons range from an itchy military industrial complex that is disappointed that it cannot seem to goad the US into war with Russia and North Korea just happened to be next on the list, to the idea that Trump is really seeking trade deal concessions from South Korea and is using the North Korean situation as leverage.

    The latter is not out of the realm of the possible, with Trump having said he wants South Korea to pay for the THAAD system being installed and that he wants to renegotiate our balance of trade with them, too.

    Who says stuff like that at a time when war might break out?  Someone who doesn’t really appreciate the gravity of the situation, I’d suggest. I mean, if it’s a negotiating tactic, it’s one that could end up with a lot of people losing their lives and a ruined economy. If it’s a negotiating tactic stapled to a crisis, it’s still an odd thing.


    Tensions with North Korea are about as tight as can be right now. And the wild card is the apparent instability of Kin Jong Un.  Who knows what he might do?

    Any equally-perplexing mystery, which for now I’ll have to file under “central banks control the markets” is why the KOSPI (South Korea’s stock index) is up so much on the outbreak of these very serious tensions?


    Either the central banks are propping it up here to keep the masses calm, or the central banks are to blame for pouring so much liquidity into world markets that even the risk of obliteration is insufficient cause for a stock market to go down. So take your pick: either it’s a controlled market or it’s a sign of just how outrageous the bubble mentality across the world has become.

    One feature of bubbles is the inability to entertain the idea of an asset ever going down in price. So they go up; news and data be damned.

    I just find it extremely strange that the South Korean stock index is powering higher through all of these tensions. It’s very, very strange. Stocks are not supposed to like uncertainty. The post-French election stock buying spree was explained on that very basis: the French elections removed uncertainty and therefore stocks went up.

    But now we’re being forced to accept how stocks are going up as uncertainty increases.

    Since it really makes no sense, other ‘reasons’ are being given. But it’s just too strange for the rational mind to believe them.  It’s just not normal; and therefore we don’t live in a normal world anymore.

    If a full shooting war breaks out with North Korea, there will be massive casualties on all sides.  To think that peace depends on Trump negotiating with Kim Jong Un is a particularly comic-book-worthy plot line. It seems absurd. But here we are.

    If you live in Seoul, you should consider getting out for a while. Take a vacation, or work remotely, and bring your family. Just for a while — maybe a couple of weeks.

    If you can’t do that, then be sure all of your loved ones know the rally points and basement shelters that apply.  Review your basic contingency plans and then hope that they won’t be required.

    Remember, any outbreak of war is going to be a very bad thing for the globe at this particular moment in history.  Debt levels are stretched to the limit, GDP is weak, and it won’t take much to upset the economic and financial market apple carts.

    For everyone else, read our report How To Prepare For War that was prepared for the possibility of a war with Russia.

    It’s not a pleasant topic, nor one I like to keep raising. But there’s a crew in charge in DC that is intent on starting wars, and they are not about to stop now. I believe they span administrations and they are very influential.

    I also happen to believe that they will eventually pick a fight we all regret very much.

    So be prepared.

    ~ Chris Martenson


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      1. Horrible situation.


        • The financial apple cart is nearly ready to lose its wheels and flip over. That’s why we’re hearing the beating of the war drums. The financial collapse must be close as they want to take us to war. Look how quickly this all has come about since the January regime change. There is a reason and purpose for what is now taking place. Katie bar the door.

          • Regimes don’t ordinarily change through democratic means.

            • True, I bet Washington’s or Jefferson’s sex slaves never got to vote?

              • Bring home all the US Troop Threat in South Korea, and N. Korea won’t need to build any Nukes. Take the US Ships away from N Korea Shores, and there is no war. The US keeps pushing and pushing and pushing. US military and Israel need to get their asses kicked hard. Frikkin bullies. Its disgusting the BS going on Globally. N Korea is nobody’s threat. Unless they are being provoked again and again. What if Russia Lined up 500,000 troops on the Mexican Border. Sure we would be PO’d. Well that’s what we got going on with US troops in S. Korea on the N. border. And all the money and Treasury wasted to play these senseless games.

                • hey polka dot,

                  get back to the beach, sip your pina colada and watch your favorite bully kick sand on the 98 pound weakling. then encourage him to invest in ” charles atlas'” strength program…

              • Gandhi, even White women had no right to vote until the 20th century.

                • Amerikans still don’t get to vote except for corrupt politicians. But not on laws or war or Fed rules, slave.

        • Ya think?

        • Too much fear porn is boring to read. It is like having 12 Frankenstein monsters running amuck. One monster at a time please?

        • Follow the money and WHO profits the most, and that will show you who are the instigators of War. War is nothing but Fraud. They would rather steal it than earn it. War mongers need to be hanged. 95% of the world population does not want any war and to just live in peace. Its the Fascist Government Puppets and their Corporate Cronies who are greedy psychopaths who think they need to own and control it all at the expense of human lives. How much wealth is enough. Hang em!!

        • Those who protect the Federal governments destruction of human rights and Constitution, are not to be sympathized with.

        • “The news about North Korea is at a fever pitch. Again, we have to ask, why now?”

          DUHHHHH !!!

          How fucking stupid can you be Chris ??? Why now ??? Because Kim has after 20 years of US kicking the can down the road, finally progressed his nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs to the point where he is not very far from having a capability of hitting the USA Mainland with a submarine launched nuke; not to mention Hawaii or Alaska.

          That’s why, you fucking moron. We would be FOOLS to wait until his systems are perfected. A little common sense would go a long way.

          Where’s yours ??? 🙂

          • Generally on the mark D.K.; Kim has had for at least five years the capacity to annihilate Anchorage, Alaska with nukes (and Hawaii as well). And when you consider that under Obama Alaska’s missile defense budget was slashed to the bone, we are (almost) left defenseless. Token defenses will not suffice when N.K. unleashes nuclear missile weaponry against us, and follows up with the millions of N.K. soldiers. But it is my estimation that D.C. is willing to let the ‘first line of defense’ be overran – so long as the mainland is left (largely) intact.

            If D.C. were as close to N.K. as Anchorage, we’d see some serious changes made with ‘madman’ Kim at the helm of N.K.

            Remember folks, Alaskan Lives Matter too.


            Son of Liberty

            • “But it is my estimation that D.C. is willing to let the ‘first line of defense’ be overran – so long as the mainland is left (largely) intact.

              That first line of defense also includes Japan and South Korea. Who would buy our bonds if the Japanese and S Korean economies were destroyed ??? Who would dig into taxpayers pockets to rebuild those countries ???

              N Korea has no realistic capability to invade anyone except S Korea and you can bet that the S Koreans are monitoring any build up behind the DMZ.

              An invasion of S Korea by the North would trigger, and justify, the use of tactical nuclear weapons with neutron warheads. The North will not go far, or very fast.

              While Russia and China will denounce the use of those weapons, they will no nothing but monitor strategies and tactics, and the dissipation of radiation on the battlefields.

              Self defense is the justification for their use, and rightly so. 🙂

      2. Trump didn’t run on a peace platform. The South Koreans would prefer war to being overrun by their neighbor to the North. They want freedom above all, like all of humanity. They would prefer the US was not there, but they also want to be secure. We could treat SK like we do Israel, but there’s no oil there, or anything else we need except to deny China hegemony over the whole peninsula.

        The Chicoms don’t give a rats behind about anyone except themselves and staying in power, and their whole system of government is teetering, otherwise they would do something to help the NK.

        So, it’s business as usual and the status quo continues. The Trump and Brexit votes were about ending status quo at home, not changing the geo political landscape.

        • Trump tells Kim,”Your Fired!”

          • Are any of Donald trunps’ children serving in the military?

      3. South Korea- worlds 14th largest economy. Japan- worlds 3rd largest economy.
        There is a lot at stake. Not to mention human lives.

      4. North Korea has been a peaceful nation minding its own business and threatening no one for over 60 years now and then Trump shows up and changes everything by threatening to drop nukes on them.

        Or something like that.


        Trump caught again. Of course none of this type of stuff is in his topic of conservations. See link and see what Hodges just got posted on this site showing what happened when and American couple saw that UN Helicopter and then got threatened at point blank by UN blue helmets. Yet I just saw the lying media with Trump giving praise to former and Real American President Andrew Jackson, who happens to be one of my favorites next to Thomas Jefferson and Washington. Some type of planned false flag and martial law is being planned. I was told and even Benjamin Fulford mentioned that North Korea is a US colony controlled and used as a buggie man to take us to war, since they have to have a reason to kill 250,000,000 plus Americans to reach their goal of 35,000,000, the so call manageable amount of surplus, per, which shows how that we wont be around after 2017-2025. And at the same time, a massive border wall will be constructed, and at the same time, the president said that he has a lot of respect for zi jin ping. Must be the Base take over deal in California, or was it the soldiers all 350,000 of them that Zi deployed to take out the American people. The questions is this.? Who’s side is Donald Trump really on. Hillary Clinton will not be getting arrested, not will anyone one else. The election was a fraud, the flags showing the first 13 colonies was displayed to fool us into thinking that we were saved. Then since this is the case, why do I keep felling my gut telling me to leave the city and prepare for invasion and war. I am just bored, its just a hobby eh. Or is the fact that I was on the streets for 2 1/2 years and almost passed out in the streets from exhaustion and electrolyte imbalance. I was pushed and tested to the limit, almost died. Then after watching the bank send someone to my house in the past from Bank Of America telling me to vacate the property or face arrest. No cabal, administration or president can bullshit his way in changing my thinking on anything. I am too fucking smart for my own good to buy that bullshit pitch.


        Let it rip, the end is near.

        • HCKS, agreed. It was a really bitter pill to swallow about Trump but I had to bounce back from it and move on. My prepping is continuing. I made it back to the BOL yesterday for a week’s ‘vacation’. Just came in from the range. A bit sore but I had fun, LOL! I even had a picture of porky on a target and emptied 2 25-round mags from my 10/22 into that bastard.

          • Canada banned the 25 round mags for the Ruger 10/22. Bunch of gun nazis up there.
            Apparently anything in Canada that holds more than 10 rounds is an assault weapon.
            Did a bunch of California libs move up there or what?

            • Crappenstix, I think Canada was socialist before Cali ever got that way. I couldn’t live in Canada anyway; too damn cold most of the year up there. I’ll fight to the death to keep my 10/22 WITH hi-cap mags.

      6. I doubt that the South Koreans would prefer war over anything else. The South would pay a very dear price for war, regardless of who wins. Both North and South would like a reunification. The only problem would be, under which kind of government and leader. The Chinese do not want reunification. China prefers the North to be the buffer against land invasion by the Globalists.

        • The ones I’ve known would prefer war over simply being taken over by the North as it wants to do and has wanted to since the early 50’s.

      7. This Is What A Bank Run Looks Like: Home Capital Loses 70% Of Deposits In One Week

        “For those who need to think all the way back to the latest Greek bailout in 2015 to recall a similar bank run, here is what the deposit situation at HCG has looked like over the past month.”

        “According to HCG’s latest press release this morning, the “less than prime” Canadian mortgage lender held HISA deposits of only $391 million as of Monday, May 1; this is down C$130 million from Friday, or a reduction in the total amount by 25%. It is also down 72% from the C$1.4 billion reported one week ago.”

        ht tp://

      8. Note to idiot Roimondo: Trump will get a sex change as soon as you get a clue. Guess that means never. But you might find a clue on eBay Justy baby… IF you were intelligent enough to actually use the site

        Re. why North Korea is considered a clear and present danger to US interests at the moment, if Jim Rickards is right, his estimates are the NK is about three years away from being able to hit L.A. with a nuke. All jokes aside about targeting Hollywierd, NK being more conservative than Kommunist Kalifornia, etc., this is something that won’t be allowed by any administration.

        One question for SKorea: Why wouldn’t they simply mandate NO more building in Seoul? Or perhaps move the capitol infrastructure south? Why not create economic incentives for people to move south? This is the stupidest thing I have ever seen, not trying to push people south thru various incentives.

        • TEST, raimondo is a dildo. I never look at his articles.

      9. Will your electronics be safe from an EMP if you cover them completely in layers of aluminum foil? Or do you need to put them in a metal cabinet too?

        • Don’t need to protect small devices, EMP only affects things plugged into the power grid. Because the long cables and wires and railroad tracks are the most vulnerable

        • You need to cover the electronics with an insulator, such as plastic first, so that the foil doesn’t touch any metal parts of the electronics that may connect to any of the circuitry. For my small items, such as cameras, radios, and backup hard drives, I wrap them in plastic, then foil, then more plastic, then one last layer of foil. Then I attach labels so I can tell which is which without having to unwrap them all. I just put all of those small items on shelves.

          BTW, if there is an EMP event, don’t immediately unwrap everything, because there might be more bombs dropped that would ruin your electronics. Even then, I would only unwrap single items as necessary for immediate use and then rewrap them.

      10. It’s a very serious and frightening situation, however I would be inclined to be more worried about the silent ones: Europe is mobilizing for war as we speak.

        At the recent Rome Declaration, the EU has declared its commitment to an offensive global policy, including an intensified militarization, as was demanded by Berlin. GermanForeignPolicy

        Hungary’s Viktor Orban: “The time has come to gather allies to us. The time has come to raise the flag of proud nations. The time has come to prevent the destruction of Europe and to save the future of Europe.”

        Marine Le Pen: “It is now appropriate to send a very strong answer” Gates of Vienna

        Europe is the continent with the most history of war, and is right now silently getting ready for major conflicts. No ostentatious and belligerent shouting like Trump and North Korea, but deadly silent. Which is more dangerous?
        Who are Europe’s enemies, real or perceived?

        The Woman in the Window: a hidden message on the new Euro note

      11. May 1, 2017 War and the State: Business as usual Part 5 of 6 parts: Critical Thinking: A bridge to the future

        Step 1: Rid your brain of the nonsense you consider to be sacred truth.
        Step 2: Look behind the looking glass.
        Step 3: Take a step back.
        Step 4: Accept your powerlessness, instead of denying it.
        Step 5: Read history.
        Step 6: Avoid non-rational statements.
        Step 7: Think small

      12. I don’t understand that little fat dude. If you are a dictator you can bone any broad in your
        country on demand. Instead he gets his rocks off by shooting stupid missiles.

      13. Simple Fixes.
        Fords “Mustang” last week celebrated being the #1 worlds selling muscle car.

        Send Kim a few really nice Mustangs like the “Super Snake 500” and lots of really cool gear. Even Moscow has a Mustang Car Club. India, Hungary, Norway, Britain, etc… the list goes on….
        Tell Ford its a “Freedom” tax write off.

        Who doesn’t love a Muscle Car??? Then they will be busy building drag strips etc… Heck, tell Chevy and Plymouth to through in a couple of theirs so they can compete against each other.

        Send Tiger Woods with golf stuff, Asians love Golf. Hook them up with some Baseball, too!
        Arnold Schwarzenegger aka “Conan” can go over a teach body building class. He is huge compared to them, I bet they would accept.

        NK needs a few positive pass time activities!

        I bet 100 dollars Kim would accept and it would work!

        • Why would you want to appease that despicable human being? If he wants to be accepted
          by other countries, he should stop assassinating his dissenters with anti-aircraft guns and
          mortars. He represses millions of people with his tyranny. Look at how many he puts in
          gulags for criticizing his government. Those people are praying for regime change with no
          relief in sight. They are being starved and worked to death in labor camps. Some that have
          escaped and defected have given accounts of the most barbaric treatment on earth. He
          routinely holds Americans hostage for any little reason. No. Do not reward this piece of
          shit with anything except a hollow point slug between the eyeballs. Millions of his own
          people would celebrate that.

          • Not appeasement. NK is not under the global banking system. Also neither is Syria or before Arab Spring Libya.
            The carp show is just that, a CRAP Show!

            I am sick of seeign our young peple sent off to wa for teh Banksters.

            So my comment was as sarcastic as the BS narrative!
            But I have a GT 5 speed to put around in and luv mustangs in general. The new one is hot. Hoped you watched the vid?

            Besides the Democrats with your tax dollars help fund this guy for weapons. Why not send something a little less harmful.

            • I like how the new mustangs look. Only problem is, its a Ford.

      14. Wars have been part of mankind from the first rock thrown in defense or offense of the goods wanted or protected. with each encounter the human mind expands and invents. war has given us our society and its advancements and yes luxury. while we will deny it war is necessary for without it we would stagnate into the humdrum daily life without innovation. thinking I jest look about you and see what war has given us. it isn’t peace that drives man to greatness its war.

      15. If you truly believe that there are no evil people on this planet look again? Until they torture murder one of your family members who cares? Some care. About someone else’s family? Why should they?Just stupid I guess? What is that bilderberger illuminate ritual ? The killing of care? Get rid of care ? Make money. That’s all that matters? Securing wealth for your offspring? F everyone else . Their on there own. And the barbarians? Who’s to judge ? Canibles got to eat too? Who’s to judge? It seems it’s already too late. Tares burn. Is that not a good thing?

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