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Is North Korea a Diversion for a US-Jordan Invasion of Syria?

By Mike Whitney
“Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad said that his country has information that Jordan is planning to send its troops into southern Syria in cooperation with the United States….’Jordan is not an independent country. Whatever the United States wants, it will happen,’ said Assad.”
— Middle East Monitor
“In the event of a de-facto partition of Syria, the US and its allies will get a strategically important region. It is through Deir Ezzor that the proposed gas pipeline from Qatar is supposed to run….The Deir Ezzor province is also home to Syria’s largest oil deposit, the Al-Omar. …the city and the province are of particular value since the deposits there contain the highly valuable light sweet crude usable in the production of gasoline and diesel fuel.”
— South Front, “The Stronghold of Deir Ezzor; What You Need to Know”May 03, 2017 "Information Clearing House" -   The United States is not going to launch a preemptive attack on North Korea.  The risks far outweigh the …

HOUTHI FORCES DELIVER ANOTHER BLOW TO SAUDI-LED FORCES IN YEMEN

Houthi fighters Houthi forces Have conducted a series of new attacks against Saudi-led forces in Yemen. Houthi fighters have destroyed an armored vehicle of Saudi coalition forces in the northwestern Hawzan area after targeting it with an IED. They also destroyed two armored vehicles of the Saudi coalition in al-Mukha, in west of Taiz with anti-tank guided missiles, killing and wounding pro-Saudi militants inside them. Pro-Houthi media released videos of operations by Houthi forces and the Yemeni Army against Saudi forces. Yemeni fighters targeted the Saudi Army in the Salb mountain in Nahm, along with Saudi sites in Wadi Namla in Harib al-Qaramish. (video) Saudi Army units were targeted with artillery and rockets at Manfaz al-Khadra around Najran, as well as the targeting of Camp Aliyab in Asran. (video) The Saudi Arabia continued its air bombing against the Houthi-held areas. Three citizens were injured as a result of five Saudi airstrikes in Sa’ada. In Sana’a, Saudi warplanes carr…

THE FBI JAMES COMEY SAGA: HILLARY BRIBED THE FBI OFFICIAL IN CHARGE OF THE EMAIL INVESTIGATION

Written by Prof Michel Chossudovsky; Originally appeared at Globalresearch Author’s note and Update FBI Director James Comey confirmed in a Senate Judiciary Committee on  May 3 that his mandate required him to speak out regarding the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails trove, 11 days prior to the November 8 presidential elections. Comey confirmed that he had no regrets: “It makes me mildly nauseous to think that we might have had some impact on the election, but honestly, it wouldn’t change the decision, … To not speak about it would require an act of concealment in my view,… Concealing, in my view, would be catastrophic.” In four hours of testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Comey delivered his most impassioned defense yet of a decision that many Democrats believe cost them the White House: telling Congress 11 days before the Nov. 8 election that the FBI had uncovered a new trove of Clinton-related emails. … He told the panel one reason for the FBI’s renewed intere…

NORTH KOREA THREATENS CHINA WITH “GRAVE CONSEQUENCES” OVER “BETRAYAL”

Earlier this morning we reported that according to Korea Times,China had allegedly sent North Korea what amount to a final warning over its military provocations. The rumor cited the May issue of Hong Kong monthly news outlet Dong Xiang. It said a Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs junior minister invited Park Myung-ho, an official of North Korea, for a meeting. China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi attended the meeting and asked his junior to read aloud the warning to the North over the nuclear test. The memorandum mentioned that China will condemn strongly, pull back on all economic cooperation and even blockade North Korea if it conducted the test. It didn’t take Korea long to respond… In an almost unprecedented criticism of China on Wednesday, North Korea’s state media said Chinese state media commentaries calling for tougher sanctions over Pyongyang’s nuclear program were undermining relations with Beijing and worsening tensions.As Reuters reports, a commentary carried by the official …

AL-JAZEERA FILMS FALSE FLAG FAKE CHEMICAL ATTACK IN SYRIA – RUSSIAN MEDIA

[Ammar Abdullah/Reuters] Al-Jazeera stringers have recently filmed a false flag fake chemical attack against civilians in Syria, the Russian state-run news agency Sputnik reported citing a military and diplomatic source.
“The “effectiveness” of the White Helmets’ TV-spectacle of accusing Syrian authorities of attacking civilians in Khan Shaykhun with sarin inspired terrorists to continue filming the fake ‘series’. According to info confirmed via several channels, al-Jazeera television channel stringers have recently filmed a staged, fake scene of an alleged chemical attack against civilians by the Syrian Army,” Sputnik quoted the source. “A multiple simultaneous uploading of filmed fake footage with ‘screaming’ social media comments was due to take place in the next few days (by Sunday) at the separate command of a mastermind and sponsor of the film in one of the European countries.” Some 30 fire engines and ambulances, 70 local residents with children were used in the filming across …