October 15, 2019

Geopolitics

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'Dark money' networks hold sway over U.S. policies
Leftists who often refer to dark money as the “enemy of democracy” apparently have no problem using it when it comes to attempting to subvert President Donald Trump’s immigration policies and judicial nominations, reports say. Read More.
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Report: Mueller handled cover up of Saudis' 9-11 role
As then-director of the FBI, Robert Mueller “was the master when it came to covering up” Saudi Arabia’s role in the September 11, 2001 terror attacks, said a survivor who was pulled from the rubble of the World Trade Center 18 years ago. Read More.
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Bill Gertz indicts past China policy: 'We are in real trouble'
While the policy of “engagement” with China incorporated by past administrations was leading to utter failure, Beijing was focusing on becoming a military and economic power that would become a major threat to the United States, a leading reporter on China and its military said. Read More.
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U.S. embassy deletes Mugabe tribute after Carlson blast
Robert Mugabe, the brutal despot of Zimbabwe who was once a hero of the Left, died on Sept. 6 at age 95. Read More.
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Iran-backed ‘electronic armies’ said to silence Iraqi critics
Pro-Iran factions in Iraq are deploying “electronic armies” to social media outlets in an attempt to silence their detractors, accusing them of being agents of Israel in what is tantamount to “incitements to murder,” a report said. Read More.
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'Maximum pressure': Iran oil may get Russian assist
As the United States ramped up its “maximum pressure” campaign against Iran via energy sector sanctions, Russia said it was considering offering a $10 billion lifeline to Teheran’s vital oil industry. Read More.
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Chinese DF-20 could appear in Oct. 1 parade
An Aug. 29 article on new missiles that may be displayed in China’s ten-year large military parade on Oct. 1 stated these would include, “hypersonic missiles such as the DF-17 and DF-20 which are capable of breaching missile shields….,” according to “military sources” cited by South China Morning Post writer Minnie Chan. Read More.
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Report warns South Korea aligning with China
The nominee to head up South Korea’s Ministry of Justice has said he will not renounce his past ties to communism, which included an arrest in 1993 while he was part of a group which called for an armed revolt to create a workers’ socialist country. Read More.
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Taipei fears Hong Kong crisis could lead to Chinese attack
During a meeting here on Aug. 26, a source close to the leadership of the government of Taiwan told Geostrategy-Direct of fears that a violent Chinese government crackdown on months-long protests in Hong Kong could also lead to a Chinese decision to attack Taiwan. Read More.
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Hong Kong activists turn up heat after concession
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced on Sept. 4 that the government would withdraw an extradition bill which sparked massive pro-democracy protests which have continued daily for three months. Read More.
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Seoul to Washington: Just shut up
South Korea officially wants the U.S., officially, to stop complaining, officially, about the South Korea decision to pull out of GSOMIA, the General Security of Military Information Sharing Agreement with Japan under which these two U.S. allies shared vital intelligence info. Read More.
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Videos reveal Christian protesters in Hong Kong
An unexpected anthem has emerged amid the massive protests in Hong Kong as numerous videos have captured protesters singing “Sing Hallelujah to the Lord”. Read More.
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U.S. warns Iran as missiles hit northern Israel
Hamas and the regime of Syrian dictator Bashar Assad were quick to praise Hizbullah’s Sept. 1 attack on northern Israel as the United States warned Iran and its terror organization against further “hostile actions.” Read More.
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Dissident: Trump understands 'brutality' at heart of CCP
Chinese dissidents both within and outside of China “appreciate” that U.S. President Donald Trump is standing up against the communist regime in Beijing, a well-known Chinese dissident noted. Read More.
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Activist Chan arrested in Hong Kong on way to CPAC in Japan
Hong Kong police arrested 28-year-old Hong Kong independence leader Andy Chan Ho-tin at the airport Friday on his way to go speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Japan. Read More.

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