Fine Day For A Parade.....
North Korea surprises with display of new missiles on Military Parade -Full Parade 2017
The Korean People’s Army publicly unveiled its Pukguksong-2 nuclear-capable ballistic missile during a military parade in Pyongyang.
North Korea Parades New ICBM, Sub-Based Missiles As US Carrier Group Approaches
No nuclear test or test of ballistic missiles -- so far !
North Korea surprises with new long-range ‘Frankenmissile’ Analyst: “We’re totally floored right now.” https://www.wsj.com/articles/north-korea-parades-apparently-new-long-range-missile-1492237791 … @JChengWSJ
North Korea surprises with display of new missiles http://cnn.it/2oBfAG1
#NorthKorea unveils new ballistic missiles. https://www.rt.com/news/384817-pyongyang-military-parade-missiles/ …
Orders to spies go out on radio broadcast ahead of big anniversary celebration and military parade....
Kim Jong - Un's first public speech was April 15 , 2012....
Tank with mechanical problems leaves parade. Not exactly demonstrating military readiness.
My first, quick take: North Korea's 2017 Military Parade Was a Big Deal. Here Are the Major Takeaways http://bit.ly/2phuGRY
Turns out the submarine-launched ballistic missile wasn't the big unveil. This is:
However, this year is Juche 106! The Juche calendar started with his birth 105 years ago.
There is a distinct cheer used just to welcome the leader of #NorthKorea. I sometimes hear it in my sleep.
Good morning on the biggest holiday of the year in #NorthKorea: founder Kim Il Sung's bday. It's like Christmas & Easter rolled into one.
PM Serraj calls for international intervention to stop further escalation of violence in south Libya.
Oh gawd, just when you think things can't get any worse... #Libya
Gunmen reopened gas pipeline connecting Wafa oilfield wd Rwais power plant, hrs after closure, 2day after promises made 2pay financial dues
Central Bank of Libya announced sales of more than 75 million US dollars to Libyan families at the official exchange rates (LYD1.43)
#Libya #CBL #Governor #Kaber in press release warns that his revelations are just the "iceberg" & promises more in press conference soon
#Libya #CBL Governor #Kaber in press release accuses #militias who attacked his home of wanting to coerce him into changing cbl policy
#Libya #CBL Governor #Kaber in press release accuses "corrupt money" of waging campaign to distort image of CBL..
#Libya #CBL Governor #Kaber accuses last 6 Libyan govts of being useless & ff scapegoating CBL for their inadequacies..
GECOL says pipeline to Ruwais power station is blocked again....& will lead to power cuts... http://fb.me/WLlC5m26
Anti-Misrata Municipality protesters closed HQ of Justice and Construction Party in the city and called for freezing all political parties
LNA airforce hits Third Force positions outside Sebha -
Dinar continues to fluctuate on black market -
UN chief warns that Libya risks a return to wide conflict - Gettysburg Times http://dlvr.it/NtvpsP
CBL Governor Kaber accuses six previous Libyan governments of useless economic ... - https://www.libyaherald.com/2017/04/15/cbl-governor-kaber-accuses-six-previous-libyan-governments-of-useless-economic-policies-and-of-scapegoating-the-cbl/ …
Young fighters must be absorbed into state institutions says Maetig -
The acting director of Civil Registry Authority Khaled Bibass was freed on Thursday after days of abduction in Tripoli.
CBL Governor Saddek Elkaber promises to tell all in press conference - https://www.libyaherald.com/2017/04/14/cbl-governor-saddek-elkaber-promises-to-tell-all-in-press-conference/ …
Sanctions against IS militants in Libya - Al-Safrani, Zarqun - responsible for financial OPs & Hamma Hamani who provided support to IS.
Among other microscopic signs that coming weeks could lead to political breakthrough in #Libya
People in Misrata #Libya literally shut down the city council today for refusing to leave office. 'Mayor' Eshtewi will still say all is ok
Sabha municipal council denies holding slave markets http://www.libyanexpress.com/sabha-municipal-council-denies-holding-slave-markets/ … #Libya #News
Unbelievable and outrageous this is happening in 2017 , but yet it is......
That's The Way Of The World....
The ballot for tomorrow's #Turkeyreferendum. Evet = Yes; Hayır = No.
Goldman Sachs apparently carried out a massive referendum survey and then gave the results to a MHP MP (?!)
Erdogan makes final push before vote on presidential powers
President Erdoğan, PM Yıldırım focus on Istanbul on the last of campaigning for referendum http://sabahdai.ly/xPRNn3
Chief Public Prosecutor's Office in Istanbul has launched a probe into 17 individuals including US politicians, bureaucrats and academics 1
Erdogan is repeating his baseless claim that the opposition leader was in league with the July coup plotters
He started saying it just a few days ago, amid perilously narrow polls. Might be a sign he's worried about the referendum going against him.
Stability or autocracy? Turkey divided over key referendum
Turkey heading toward historic referendum on Sunday http://news.sol.org.tr/turkey-heading-toward-historic-referendum-sunday-171982 …
Ahead of Turkey’s major constitutional referendum, a look at how U.S. policy toward Turkey can evolve http://brook.gs/2pd1Jnz
Turkey's referendum explained http://aje.io/j8sw
No one wins... #Turkey's lose-lose referendum http://www.politico.eu/article/turkeys-lose-lose-referendum-recep-tayyip-erdogan-constitutional-reform/ … @POLITICOEurope
VIDEO - Turkey Referendum, Trump's Trigger Happy Foreign Policy (part 1) http://f24.my/15aw.t
I interviewed the head of the mission monitoring Turkey's referendum. Transcript here. A few highlights to follow
Where Have All The Flowers Gone....
US-backed #SDF forces on doorstep of IS-held Syria town Tabqa @AFP @dailystarnews http://www.thedailystar.net/backpage/us-backed-forces-doorstep-held-syria-town-1391587 …
First 15 buses of the civilians from Al Qaeda besieged Fuaa&Kafraya, Idlib have arrived to Ramouseh,Aleppo as the exchange continues tonight
Despite the suicide attack today that caused tens of killed and wounded, the exchange is on: busses also from Madaya entered rebels area
The attempt 2delay of 2stop the exchange (via a suicide attack)didn't stand: tens of busses entering now on both sides respective safe area.
From Fua & Kfarya, only civilians were evacuated (+wounded & corps of which Hezbollah among these).Militants stayed.
This is crucial because militants remaining in Fua-Kefraya may play an important role in the coming months.+
"Exchange deal" includes the release of 100s of prisoners and POW on both belligerents sides. Qatar paid big amount.
Death toll may be as high as 100 - as per Syrian Opposition Rescue Service.
Absolutely horrific video of the car bomb going off. You can hear the screams of the people...
Death toll more than 100 - with 70 civilians killed , as well as 30 members of Ahrar and HTS ( AQ ) killed as well.
Not good - A massive car bomb has just targeted civilian evacuees from Al-Fuah & Kafraya in #Aleppo's Rashideen station. Many casualties.
#pts: Reminder, this population swap deal was agreed by Ahrar al-Sham & #Iran: https://twitter.com/charles_lister/status/852947916868210688 … Likely spoilers: AQ, #ISIS, Assad.
4 busses directly hit (65 ppl in each bus): civ survived years of siege in Fua & Kfarya 2die meters away from safety
Among those civilians killed today (Fua &Kfaray) there is a number of #AQ killed, present on demarcation line
Extremely high casualties today from suicide vehicle bombing-at least 70 killed & AQ most likely culprit. Waiting on UN & West to condemn.
First count: 15 killed and wounded by a (most likely) suicide #VBIED against evacuated civilians from Fua and Kfarya
Many killed & wounded reported among evacuated civilians from Fua and Kfarya who were waiting to cross into Aleppo
There r already 130 civilians from Fua and Kefraya in need of urgent medical attention,wounded by the war, among those evacuated from cities
FYI: Madaya inhabitants shall not be moved outside their city. Only those who choose to leave, families of militants & armed militants left+
#Syria Update: Canada Sanctions 27 Top Officials in #Assad Regime http://eaworldview.com/2017/04/syria-daily-france-fm-assad-lies-about-his-chemical-attack/#canada …
EU must use US missile strike on Syria to rekindle peace talks, says François Hollande http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/791676/US-Syria-air-strike-Donald-Trump-missile-attack-EU-peace-talks-Francois-Hollande …
Qatar and Turkey negotiated on behalf of al-Qaeda and Ahrar al-Sham for the evacuation of Fua-kefraya / Madaya-Zabadani to take place
Damascus and allies wanted to force the way to Fua and Kefraya before Idlib but Russia rejected the military means.
Ex-US official says Russia informed US of plan to strike Khan Sheikhoun warehouse thought to contain toxic chemicals http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/40222-new-revelations-belie-trump-claims-on-syria-chemical-attack …
SDF Jaish al-Thuwar denied rumours of negotiations to handover areas in northern Aleppo to Turkish mercenaries
Hezbollah media: Madaya is empty from militants since this morning, reconciliation committee entered to settle cases of those who remain
Odds & Ends.....
Candidates % measured by voters declared - Macron : 23% ; Le Pen : 22% ; Fillon : 20% Melénchon : 20%.
Harder on Russia and softer on China, Trump's views evolving http://jtim.es/mU9b30aTb6v
Surprise! Now the establishment is praising Trump http://hill.cm/5Fykbpd
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Always enlightening weekly missive from Doug Noland......
This table out of US Treasury FX report highlights world's biggest currency manipulators in 2016. https://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/international/exchange-rate-policies/Documents/2017-04-14-Spring-2017-FX-Report-FINAL.PDF …
US urges China to buy more US goods after sparing it currency manipulator. The Swiss got special attention in FX rep https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-04-14/u-s-urges-china-to-open-trade-after-sparing-it-manipulator-tag …
#China not branded as currency manipulator as US Treasury estimates that China heavily intervened to prevent a more rapid RMB DEPRECIATION.
WikiLeaks responds to CIA Director Pompeo..... worth taking the time to read , regardless of your pov on WikiLeaks.
This is a flip-flop of consequence by Pompeo & Trump: FOR Wikileaks when it helped party, AGAINST it when in office.
'Mother of All Bombs' attack in Afghanistan killed at least 94 Daesh terrorists, Afghan provincian government says http://sabahdai.ly/WDZKow