FEDS Arrest Army Soldier Preparing to Carry out Attack on News Outlet

Jarrett William Smith allegedly told an undercover agent that he wanted to build a "large vehicle bomb" to attack a major news outlet. NBC NEWS An Army soldier was arrested for allegedly passing on bomb-making instructions to fellow "radicals" and sought to blow up cell towers and news stations, authorities announced Monday. Pfc. Jarrett William Smith, 24, stationed out of Fort Riley in Kansas, was arrested Saturday and charged with one count of distributing information related to...
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‘It Gets To You.’ Extremism Researchers Confront The Unseen Toll Of Their Work

Even lesser known, is the tole taken by independent researchers not aligned politically with any party, group, or organization. NPR Charlie Winter, a London-based terrorism researcher, was dining with friends one recent evening when the conversation turned to whether it is ethical to eat meat. Someone brought up slaughterhouse conditions, Winter said, and he instantly grew uneasy. He stayed for a while longer, squirming, and then finally left the room. That word — "slaughterhouse" — had conjur...
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Italy blocks Bannon’s plans for right-wing political academy

The Italian government is blocking plans by former White House adviser Steve Bannon to set up an academy for future populist political leaders in a medieval monastery in the mountains outside of Rome. NEWS957.COM On Friday, Italy’s populist government said it was revoking the rights to the property, which were given to the Dignitatis Humanae Institute, an academy affiliated with Bannon. Italy’s culture ministry says the institute has not paid concession fees and failed to do maintenance w...
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Trump Supporters Are Ignoring his Militarism The Same Way Obama Supporters Did

One of the most affecting things I’ve recently read is this line from Lee Camp’s recent article Trump’s Military Drops a Bomb Every 12 Minutes, and No One Is Talking About It. SEE YOU IN 2020 BLOG While we sleep and eat and make love and shield our eyes on a sunny day, someone’s home, family, life and body are being blown into a thousand pieces in our names.   As I’ll describe, this reality of our constant guilt in the slaughter of innocent people is too overwhelming for many American...
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Congress Holding “Secret Conversations” About Removing Trump

SHTFPLAN.COM Members of Congress are holding “secret conversations” about removing President Donald Trump from office following a “difficult first 100 days,” according to a report from The New Yorker magazine. “Nobody occupies the White House without criticism, but Trump is besieged by doubts of a different order, centering on the overt, specific, and, at times, bipartisan discussion of whether he will be engulfed by any one of myriad problems before he has completed even one term in office—an...
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Trump praises Putin on the National Stage again

BUSINESS INSIDER Donald Trump is again under fire for warm comments he directed at Russian President Vladimir Putin, this time calling him a stronger leader than US President Barack Obama at a national-security forum this week. "If he says great things about me, I'm going to say great things about him," the Republican nominee said. "I've already said he is very much of a leader. The man has very strong control over his country." "You can say, 'Oh, isn’t that a terrible thing,' I me...
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Saudi Arabia Severs Diplomatic Ties with Iran

On Sunday, Saudi Arabia announced it will cut all diplomatic ties with Iran. Saudi Arabian officials have 48 hours to leave the country. Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir told a news conference that "Riyadh will not allow the Islamic Republic to undermine the Sunni kingdom's security," according to Reuters. He added: "The Iranian regime has a long record of violating foreign diplomatic missions." The move comes following an attack by protestors on the Saudi Arabian embassy in Tehran in retali...
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Kim Jong Un Says Country Is Ready for War

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Friday that his country was ready for war if provoked by “invasive” outsiders, the Associated Press reported. Kim, while addressing the nation in his New Year’s speech, also said he was ready to hold talks with "anyone who wants peace and unification." Kim, however, refrained from talking about reports on North Korea’s nuclear weapons and long-range missiles, the Associated Press reported. His speech was broadcast on North Korea’s state television, acc...
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Christie: We Need a Military Approach to China

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he hasn't yet decided whether to launch a campaign for the Republican nomination for president. But he sounded an awful lot like a candidate at a town hall event Monday evening. Christie peppered his responses with phrases like "if I'm president" as he answered questions on domestic and foreign policy for nearly two hours at the Village Trestle, a bar in Goffstown, New Hampshire. He later attended a house party at the Bedford home of New Hampshire business ...
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China says No More ‘Microphone Diplomacy’

Differences between the United States and China over the South China Sea and cyber security should not be addressed by "microphone diplomacy" but in "a proper way" to allow for a successful U.S. visit by President Xi Jinping this year, a senior Chinese diplomat said on Wednesday. Wu Xi, deputy chief of mission at the Chinese embassy in Washington, said individual issues should not be allowed to overshadow the overall U.S.-China relationship and that common interests, including bilateral trade...
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Chinese Military Brass Visits US Amid Tensions

Diplomacy is sure to be emphasized during a top Chinese military official’s six-day visit to the United States, but tensions remain high in the South China Sea, where Beijing continues to assert itself in territorial disputes. General Fan Changlong, vice-chairman of China's Central Military Commission, started his tour Monday in San Diego by visiting the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier. On Thursday, the general will hold talks at the Pentagon with US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, off...
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Jeb Bush: Putin is a “Bully” who only Understands Force

http://youtu.be/70usCx-_K0s The United States should consider sending thousands more U.S. troops along with NATO forces to Eastern Europe to match the strength Russian President Vladimir Putin is amassing along the former Soviet bloc nations’ eastern border, Republican Presidential hopeful Jeb Bush said Wednesday. Capping the two-day German leg of a European trip aimed at bolstering the former Florida governor’s foreign policy credentials, Bush said Putin is “a bully,” who can only be co...
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Putin: Russia Doesn’t Want War with NATO

Vladimir Putin said this weekend that “Russia would attack NATO only in a mad person’s dream.” Unfortunately, there are a lot of mad people working in western politics and media. If the G7 were based on GDP, adjusted for purchasing power, it would be comprised of the USA, China, India, Japan, Russia, Germany and Brazil. Such a lineup would have remarkable clout. Members would boast 53% of the globe’s entire GDP and the planet’s 3 genuine military superpowers would be represented. A 'G7' ba...
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Arab Gulf Leaders No Longer Trust America

Arab Gulf leaders meeting with President Barack Obama at Camp David this week are expected to seek big security guarantees from the United States. Some states want new, advanced weaponry such as the F-35 fighter jet and Gulf diplomats in Washington said they wanted a formal defense treaty with the United States. For its part, the Obama Administration has said the Camp David summit will focus on defense cooperation on ballistic missile defense, cyber warfare, and terrorism. Washington is also ...
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Ben Carson: US Attack on Russia Possible

A 2016 Republican presidential candidate has declared that a US military attack against Russia would be possible in the future in order to protect the American people. “If the interest and the existence and the safety of the people of the United States was at stake – and that was the only way to protect them – of course, I would do whatever was necessary,” Ben Carson said in an interview with Fox News on Sunday when asked about the use of military force against Moscow. “I would, obviously,...
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