Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Oh They’re Just ‘Migrants’ Eh?

by Karl Denninger, Market Ticker:

Uh, not really.

DHS/ICE now has disclosed the truth: An utterly huge percentage of the so-called “migrants” are in fact criminals.

Not just criminals “somewhere else” where they might have been persecuted in some form or fashion either — criminals who were judged guilty here in the US, which of course implies they were previously deported!

In other words these “caravans” are full of people with United States criminal histories.

A GOLD STANDARD AT $4200 OR MORE, COMING INTO VIEW — Jim Willie

from SGT Report:

Jim Willie returns to SGT Report to discuss Trump, geopolitics, the economy and the four facts the show a gold standard — at at least three times the current gold price — is coming into view.

 

BIS’ Activity In Gold Market Continues To Diminish

from Silver Doctors:

Recent activity in the gold market is much reduced…

by Chris Powell of the Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee (GATA)

Robert Lambourne: BIS’ activity in gold market continues to diminish

By Robert Lambourne

The statement of account for May 2019 of the Bank for International Settlements, published this week, indicates that the bank is still trading gold swaps, which the bank uses to gain access to gold held by commercial banks. But the statement indicates that bank’s recent activity in the gold market is much reduced from its activity during the second half of 2018.

‘They tried hard, but failed’: Iran foiled all US attempts to carry out cyber-attacks

from RT:

Iran successfully prevented US cyber-attacks that targeted its infrastructure, the country’s information minister said after Washington was reported to have crippled Tehran’s missile control sites with a retaliatory cyber-strike.

Minister for Information and Communication Technology Mohammad Javad Azari-Jahromi appeared to deny reports in the US media that a massive cyber-offensive had disabled Iranian computer systems that control rocket and missile launches on Thursday

Arctic Great Game: US Wants Polar Military Base to ‘Counter Russia and China’

from 21st Century Wire:

In recent years, the Russian military has built multiple modern bases, including one facility called ‘Northern Clover,’ as well as the complete renovation an abandoned airfields in the area – giving it a substantial strategic advantage over its geopolitical rivals like the US. Watch:

11 Dead American Tourists in Dominican Republic in 12 Months — Why?

by Dean Garrison, DC Clothesline:

Depending on the news site you trust, as many as 11 American tourists have died in the Dominican Republic within the last year. Here is the latest report from Fox News:

Authorities are investigating deaths of at least 11 U.S. tourists in the Dominican Republic since June 2018.

ABC News reported on the mysterious deaths Friday:

Iran goes for “maximum counter-pressure”

by Pepe Escobar, Strategic Culture:

Sooner or later the US “maximum pressure” on Iran would inevitably be met by “maximum counter-pressure”. Sparks are ominously bound to fly.

For the past few days, intelligence circles across Eurasia had been prodding Tehran to consider a quite straightforward scenario. There would be no need to shut down the Strait of Hormuz if Quds Force commander, General Qasem Soleimani, the ultimate Pentagon bête noire, explained in detail, on global media, that Washington simply does not have the military capacity to keep the Strait open.

Tribunal Finds China is Killing Prisoners To Harvest Organs For Transplant

by Erin Elizabeth, Health Nut News:

In one of the biggest coverups in history, an international tribunal just unanimously concluded that China has been forcibly removing organs from prisoners for years. In its final judgement announced on June 17, the independent China Tribunal reported that Chinese prisoners, including Falun Gong practitioners and Uighur Muslims, have endured years of torture and brutal murder for their organs. They stated that:

“forced organ harvesting has been committed for years throughout China on a significant scale, [and] the tribunal has had no evidence that the significant infrastructure associated with China’s transplantation industry has been dismantled and absent a satisfactory explanation as to the source of readily available organs concludes that forced organ harvesting continues till today.”1

China Removes Its Ambassador From Canada, Decides Canucks Are Too Nuts Under Technocrat Trudeau Regime

by Matthew Ehret, The Duran:

China has decided that Ambassador Lu can be more productive if re-deployed to France where greater opportunities for BRI-cooperation can be found.

As the international financial system is becoming increasingly shaped by the spirit of cooperation and long term development shaped by China’s Belt and Road Initiative and the greater Russia-China alliance, Canada’s adherence to the “old liberal order” has caused the Asian giant to make a tough decision: Remove its Ambassador Extraordinary Plenipotentiary Lu Shaye from the Northern Monarchy until saner heads become a factor in Canadian politics.

Shutting Down the Gulf Oil Trade: All Iran Needs to Do to Destroy the World Economy

from Russia Insider:

Sooner or later the US “maximum pressure” on Iran would inevitably be met by “maximum counter-pressure”. Sparks are ominously bound to fly.

For the past few days, intelligence circles across Eurasia had been prodding Tehran to consider a quite straightforward scenario. There would be no need to shut down the Strait of Hormuz if Quds Force commander, General Qasem Soleimani, the ultimate Pentagon bête noire, explained in detail, on global media, that Washington simply does not have the military capacity to keep the Strait open.

Pentagon Pumps Millions Into German Universities for Research – Reports

from Sputnik News:

Although most German universities are allowed to conduct only non-military research, some of them have received grants from the US Department of Defence for projects with dual commercial and military purposes. These projects range from explosives to radar systems, as Der Spiegel found out.

German universities and research institutions have received $21.7 million in grants from the Pentagon since 2008, the German magazine Der Spiegel calculated after examining US budget data. According to the outlet, 260 such transfers have been registered with some of the universities repeatedly receiving financing from the US military. The support is mainly focused on technical and scientific disciplines.