Currency War Begins: Chinese Yuan Crashes to New Record Low as Global Markets Tumble

Currency War Begins: Chinese Yuan Crashes to New Record Low as Global Markets Tumble By Tyler Durden Update 2: – China’s central bank has confirmed that it is, indeed, on, saying that it is able to keep the yuan exchange rate at a reasonable and balanced level – whatever that means – while acknowledging that the Yuan plunging beyond 7 per dollar is due to market supply and demand, trade protectionism and expectations on additional tariffs on Chinese goods. Meanwhile, resorting to its old, tired and worn out tricks, Dow…

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US Eyeing Militarization of Antarctic as Well as Arctic

US Eyeing Militarization of Antarctic as Well as Arctic By Andrea Germanos A top U.S. military general said Tuesday that the country will be looking at militarizing the Antarctic just as it has the Arctic. Air Force general Charles Brown, commander of Pacific Air Force, made the remarks in an address at The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies in Arlington, Virginia. Brown pointed to moves already made by Russia and China, a self-declared “near-Arctic state,” and noted both nations “have a presence in the Antarctic right now” as well as the Arctic.…

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Sorry, I Don’t Want to Pay for More Bombs: Bitcoin as a Hedge Against Funding War

Sorry, I Don’t Want to Pay for More Bombs: Bitcoin as a Hedge Against Funding War By Graham Smith After nearly two decades of U.S.-led coalition bombs falling on the Middle East, peace in the region still has not been achieved. Now the United States is once again bolstering military forces, this time in Saudi Arabia. Meanwhile, taxpayers in multiple countries are being forced to pay for these ill-fated and unethical campaigns, with little to no say in the matter. Bitcoin and cryptocurrency provide a means, however, to store and…

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The U.S. Is Staging Troops At A Key Saudi Military Base That It Used During All Previous Middle East Wars

The U.S. Is Staging Troops At A Key Saudi Military Base That It Used During All Previous Middle East Wars By Michael Snyder The U.S. military is following many of the exact same patterns that we witnessed during our previous wars in the Middle East, and that even includes setting up shop at a key military base deep in the heart of the Arabian peninsula. After the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003, the U.S. military abandoned Prince Sultan Air Base in Saudi Arabia, but now they are back.  Hundreds…

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Steve Bannon, China, and the Committee on the Present Danger 4.0

Steve Bannon, China, and the Committee on the Present Danger 4.0 By Kurt Nimmo Steve Bannon is making himself useful. According to The New York Times, he has rekindled the paranoiac fire that fed the Cold War military-industrial complex and stoked red hysteria far and wide. Fear of China has spread across President Trump’s Washington. Just one example: The Committee on the Present Danger, a long-defunct group that campaigned against the dangers of the Soviet Union, has been revived, with help from Stephen Bannon. https://t.co/NEdoPWCKmm — The New York Times…

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House Passes Amendments to End War Authorizations, Preemptively Defund Iran War

House Passes Amendments to End War Authorizations, Preemptively Defund Iran War By Jason Ditz The flurry of amendments to the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) moving through the House of Representatives is finally wrapping up Friday, where a series of Thursday night debates gave way to key votes early Friday on some contentious issues. Major subjects of those debates included amendments that aim to end both the 2001 and 2002 Authorizations for Use of Military Force (AUMF). The 2001 repeal passed 237-183, while the 2002 repeal passed even easier…

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Spain Says Iranian Oil Tanker Was Seized by Britain at US Request

Spain Says Iranian Oil Tanker Was Seized by Britain at US Request By Jason Ditz (ANTIWAR.COM) — In a move that threatens to hugely escalate tensions between Iran and the US, British Royal Marines raided and seized an Iranian oil tanker at Gibraltar on Thursday. The tanker was accused by British officials of heading to Syria in violation of EU sanctions. Iran’s Foreign Ministry confirmed summoning the British Ambassador to express “very strong objection to the illegal and unacceptable seizure” of the ship. Analysts expressed surprise at the unusually aggressive move against a…

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Koch and Soros Team Up For World Peace! WTF?

Koch and Soros Team Up For World Peace! WTF? By corbettreport In case you haven’t heard, George Soros’ Open Society Foundation and the Charles Koch Foundation have teamed up to help launch a new Washington think tank. The Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft will be “an action-oriented think tank that will lay the foundation for a new foreign policy centered on diplomatic engagement and military restraint.” So what gives? What’s the real agenda here? And what does this mean for those who hold a principled anti-war stance. Join James as…

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Ron Paul Talks Julian Assange, Trump, And Iran

Ron Paul Talks Julian Assange, Trump, And Iran By The Jimmy Dore Show Ron Paul joins Jimmy Dore for a wide-ranging discussion. At the core is how to cross traditional party lines in the pursuit of the larger issues of truth, transparency and the non-aggression principle at home and abroad.  Subscribe Jimmy Dore on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Jimmy_Dore Ron Paul on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RonPaul Stef Zamorano on Twitter: https://twitter.com/miserablelib Edited by Arno Bolbolian: https://twitter.com/Arneasy About The Jimmy Dore Show: #TheJimmyDoreShow is a hilarious and irreverent take on news, politics and culture featuring…

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Ecuador Just Gave the Pentagon Permission to Use Galapagos Island as an Airstrip

Ecuador Just Gave the Pentagon Permission to Use Galapagos Island as an Airstrip By Eoin Higgins The Galapagos Islands archipelago in Ecuador is one of the most biodiverse regions in the entire world, home to a number of species found nowhere else on the planet, and a UNESCO World Heritage site. So, naturally, the U.S. military wants to use one of its islands as an airstrip. Ecuadorian defense minister Oswaldo Jarrín announced President Lenín Moreno’s administration’s decision to allow the Pentagon to expand an existing airfield on San Cristobal Island…

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